Mega Connect QuizThere is an underlying theme in all the questions in this quiz. Do notshout out the theme if you know it.
1.) Connect them to a unique        achievement
Only Japanese players to score a goal                in EPL• Shinji Kagawa• Hidetoshi Nakata• Junichi Inamoto
2.) Short bio of X• A German-American rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space  architect• Central figure in Germany’s ...
Wernher von Braun
3.) Which organization?
CERN• Fun fact: One of the public exhibits at CERN  include The Hindu deity, Shiva engaging in the  Nataraja dance, parall...
4.) Which album?• Snippets of voices between and over the music are another notable  feature of the album.• Staff and temp...
The Dark Side of the Moon
5.) What change did this historic     document bring about?
• The British Mandate for Palestine, or simply the  Mandate for Palestine, was a legal commission for the  administration ...
6.)•    Pablo Neruda (1904–73) denounced foreign multinational    corporate political dominance of Latin American countrie...
Banana Republic
7.) Which book?• The first part of the Ibis trilogy• Winner of:   – Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction   – Shortlis...
Sea of Poppies
8.) Connect
Have all essayed the role of Al Capone• Robert De Niro in The Untouchables (1987).• William Devane as Al Capone in Lois & ...
9.) Connect (wrt to plot lines)
Hitchcock films based upon the idea of     an innocent man on the run• The 39 Steps – The key to the theme
10.)• X are small humainoid and animal figurines made  during the late Jomon Period (14,000-400 BC) of  prehistoric Japan....
Dogu
11.)• The International Campaign for Tibet presents  the X Award to individuals and institutions who  have made significan...
The Light of Truth Awards
12.) Possible explanations for?• Deadly fungus could have been grown and  released when open to the air. (Supported by  Ar...
The Curse of the Pharaohs• The tomb was opened on November 29, 1922.• Lord Carnarvon died on April 5, 1923 after a  mosqui...
13.)• Fram is said to have sailed farther north  (85°57N) and farther south (78°41S) than any  other wooden ship. Which wa...
• Nansens 1893–1896 Arctic expedition• Sverdrups 1898–1902 Canadian Arctic islands  expedition• Amundsens 1910–1912 South ...
14.) Put funda. This is a café at a place         called Baarle-Nassau
• The borders complexity results from a number of  equally complex medieval treaties, agreements,  land-swaps and sales be...
15.) What is being described here?• The International Hydrographic Organization defines the  limits of X as follows:• On t...
The Red Sea
16.) Out of over 100 types of these, here’s a list of the 7      most common ones, from lightest to darkest        Color  ...
Cigar wrappersA cigars outermost leaves, or wrapper, come from the widest part of the plant. The wrapper  determines much ...
17.) Mythology surrounding which                  god?• X (Earth-Maker) was considered the creator god by the people  who ...
Pacha Kamaq
18.)• X is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a  French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from  Carr...
Faust
19.) Wiki entry for X• X may refer to:• Kings of Bohemia, members of the Přemyslid dynasty• X I of Bohemia, died 1230• X I...
Ottokar
20.)• To produce the varied backgrounds and other illustrations for Y, X  drew on a much wider variety of pictorial source...
X – Herge, Y – The Unicorn, Z – Tintin         (the MEGA theme)
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    1.) Japan - The Blue Lotus
    2.) Herge used the V2 rocket design in Destination Moon and Explorers of the Moon
    3.) Calculus is invited for a conference at CERN in The Calculus Affair
    4.) DSOTM - Their mission objective in Explorers of the Moon is to observe the Dark side of the moon
    5.) The land of black gold is set in Palstine
    6.) San Theodos, which is the setting for Tintin and th Picaros is portrayed to be a Banana republic
    7.) Smuggling of drugs is a key storyline in Crab with the Golden claws
    8.) Al Capone is the main antagonist in Tintin in America
    9.) The Black Island is based on a plotline similar to 39 steps
    10.) The Dogu figures are used on the cover of Flight 747
    11.) Tintin in Tibet. Also Tintin won the Light of truth award for bringing Tibet into global consciousness
    12.) 7 crystal balls is inspired by the Pharaoh's curse
    13.) The Shooting Star is based on a similar race to the pole story
    14.) Belgium,, Belgian-Congo - Origin of Tintin and Tintin in Congo.
    15.) The Red Sea Sharks
    16.) The Cigars of the Pharaoh
    17.) Pacha Kamaq is the main Incan deity portrayed in Prisoners of the Sun
    18.) Faust - Castafiore's Emerald
    19.) Ottokar's Sceptre
    20.) Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rakham's Treasure
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  1. 1. Mega Connect QuizThere is an underlying theme in all the questions in this quiz. Do notshout out the theme if you know it.
  2. 2. 1.) Connect them to a unique achievement
  3. 3. Only Japanese players to score a goal in EPL• Shinji Kagawa• Hidetoshi Nakata• Junichi Inamoto
  4. 4. 2.) Short bio of X• A German-American rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect• Central figure in Germany’s rocket development program. Designed the V-2 combat rocket during World War II.• Taken to the US as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip where X worked on the United States Army Intermediate Range Ballistic Missle program before being assimilated by NASA.• At NASA, he served as director of Marshall Space Flight.• His crowning achievement was to lead the development of Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the moon in July 1969.• According to NASA, he is ‘the greatest rocket scientist in history’.
  5. 5. Wernher von Braun
  6. 6. 3.) Which organization?
  7. 7. CERN• Fun fact: One of the public exhibits at CERN include The Hindu deity, Shiva engaging in the Nataraja dance, parallelling the movements or “dance” of subatomic particles.
  8. 8. 4.) Which album?• Snippets of voices between and over the music are another notable feature of the album.• Staff and temporary occupants of the studio were asked to answer a series of questions printed on flashcards. Questions such as "Whats your favourite colour?" and "Whats your favourite food?", before moving on to themes more central to the album (such as madness, violence, and death). Questions such as "When was the last time you were violent?", followed immediately by "Were you in the right?", were answered in the order they were presented.• A roadie, Chris Adamson, who was on tour with X, recorded the explicit diatribe which opens the album: "Ive been mad for fucking years—absolutely years". The bands road manager Peter Watts (father of actress Naomi Watts) contributed the repeated laughter heard in 2 of their songs.
  9. 9. The Dark Side of the Moon
  10. 10. 5.) What change did this historic document bring about?
  11. 11. • The British Mandate for Palestine, or simply the Mandate for Palestine, was a legal commission for the administration of the territory that had formerly constituted the Ottoman Sanjaks of Nablus, Acre, the Southern portion of the Beirut Vilayet, and the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, prior to the Armistice of Mudros. The draft of the Mandate was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on 24 July 1922, amended via the 16 September 1922 Transjordan memorandum and which came into effect on 29 September 1923 following the ratification of the Treaty of Lausanne. The mandate ended at midnight on 14 May 1948.
  12. 12. 6.)• Pablo Neruda (1904–73) denounced foreign multinational corporate political dominance of Latin American countries with the four-stanza poem "La United Fruit Co."; the second-stanza excerpts read: . . . The Fruit Company, Inc. Reserved for itself the most succulent, The central coast of my own land, The delicate waist of America. It rechristened its territories As the “______________", And over the sleeping dead, Over the restless heroes Who brought about the greatness, The liberty and the flags,
  13. 13. Banana Republic
  14. 14. 7.) Which book?• The first part of the Ibis trilogy• Winner of: – Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction – Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize – British Book Design and Production Award
  15. 15. Sea of Poppies
  16. 16. 8.) Connect
  17. 17. Have all essayed the role of Al Capone• Robert De Niro in The Untouchables (1987).• William Devane as Al Capone in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (13 November 1994)• Anthony LaPaglia in Road to Perdition (2002), in a deleted scene.• Jon Bernthal in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009).• Stephen Graham in Boardwalk Empire (2010)
  18. 18. 9.) Connect (wrt to plot lines)
  19. 19. Hitchcock films based upon the idea of an innocent man on the run• The 39 Steps – The key to the theme
  20. 20. 10.)• X are small humainoid and animal figurines made during the late Jomon Period (14,000-400 BC) of prehistoric Japan.• There are various styles of X, depending on exhumation area and time period. There are over 15,000 such figurines across Japan.• The purpose of X remains unclear. They were most likely effigies of people.• Ancient astronaut theorists have suggested that some X figurines may represent beings in spacesuits.
  21. 21. Dogu
  22. 22. 11.)• The International Campaign for Tibet presents the X Award to individuals and institutions who have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet and the fight for human rights and democratic freedoms for the Tibetan people. The award itself is a simple Tibetan butter lamp, symbolizing the extraordinary light that each recipient has drawn to the Tibet issue. X Award is the most prestigious award in the Tibet movement and has been presented each year by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on behalf of ICT.
  23. 23. The Light of Truth Awards
  24. 24. 12.) Possible explanations for?• Deadly fungus could have been grown and released when open to the air. (Supported by Arthur Conan Doyle)• Pathogenic Bacteria of Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas genera have been found.• Breeding ground for bats, and bat guano may harbour histoplasmosis. However, at the concentrations typically found, it is dangerous only to those with weakened immune system.• Air samples showed high levels of ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulfide.
  25. 25. The Curse of the Pharaohs• The tomb was opened on November 29, 1922.• Lord Carnarvon died on April 5, 1923 after a mosquito bite became infected. His death was 4 months, and 7 days after the opening of the tomb.• "Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the King" – a phrase which does not actually appear among the hieroglyphs in KV62, even though it was said to appear in several different places.
  26. 26. 13.)• Fram is said to have sailed farther north (85°57N) and farther south (78°41S) than any other wooden ship. Which was its most famous expedition?
  27. 27. • Nansens 1893–1896 Arctic expedition• Sverdrups 1898–1902 Canadian Arctic islands expedition• Amundsens 1910–1912 South Pole expedition
  28. 28. 14.) Put funda. This is a café at a place called Baarle-Nassau
  29. 29. • The borders complexity results from a number of equally complex medieval treaties, agreements, land-swaps and sales between the Lords of Breda and the Dukes of Brabant. Generally speaking, predominantly agricultural or built environments became constituents of Brabant, other parts devolved to Breda. These distributions were ratified and clarified as a part of the borderline settlements arrived at during the Treaty of Maastricht in 1843.
  30. 30. 15.) What is being described here?• The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of X as follows:• On the North. The Southern limits of the Gulfs of Suez [A line running from Ràs Muhammed (27°43N) to the South point of Shadwan Island (34°02E) and thence Westward on a parallel (27°27N) to the coast of Africa] and Aqaba [A line running from Ràs al Fasma Southwesterly to Requin Island (27°57′N 34°36′E) through Tiran Island to the Southwest point thereof and thence Westward on a parallel (27°54N) to the coast of the Sinaï Peninsula].• On the South. A line joining Husn Murad (12°40′N 43°30′E) and Ras Siyyan (12°29′N 43°20′E).
  31. 31. The Red Sea
  32. 32. 16.) Out of over 100 types of these, here’s a list of the 7 most common ones, from lightest to darkest Color Description very light, slightly greenish (also called Candela, American Market Selection or jade);Double Claro formerly popular, now rare.Claro very light tan or yellowish.Colorado Claro medium brown, includes Natural and English Market SelectionColorado Distinctive reddish-brown (also called Rosado or Corojo)Colorado darker brown;MaduroMaduro Very dark brown or black; Very black, (also called Double Maduro), often oily in appearance; has become moreOscuro popular in the 2000s;
  33. 33. Cigar wrappersA cigars outermost leaves, or wrapper, come from the widest part of the plant. The wrapper determines much of the cigars character and flavor, and as such its color is often used to describe the cigar as a whole.
  34. 34. 17.) Mythology surrounding which god?• X (Earth-Maker) was considered the creator god by the people who lived in this part of Peru before the Inca conquest. The Inca took him into their pantheon, but considered him a lesser rival of Viracocha, their creator god.• The myths that survive of X are sparse and confused: some accounts, for example, identify him as Manco Cápacs cowardly brother Ayca, while others say that he, Manco Cápac and Viracocha were the sole three sons of Inti, the sun god. Another story says that he made the first man and the first woman, but forgot to give them food — and when the man died and the woman prayed over X’s head to his father Inti to make her the mother of all the peoples of earth, X was furious. One by one, as the children were born, he tried to kill them — only to be beaten and to be thrown into the sea by her hero-son Wichama, after which he gave up the struggle and contented himself by becoming the supreme god of fish.
  35. 35. Pacha Kamaq
  36. 36. 18.)• X is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carrés play X et Marguerite, in turn loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethes X, Part 1. It debuted at the Théâtre Lyrique on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris on 19 March 1859.• A performance of the opera is part of the story of Gaston Lerouxs The Phantom of the Opera and features in some film adaptations including the 1925 version.• Charles-François Gounod (17 June 1818 – 17 October 1893) was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria (based on a work by Bach) as well as his operas X and Roméo et Juliette.
  37. 37. Faust
  38. 38. 19.) Wiki entry for X• X may refer to:• Kings of Bohemia, members of the Přemyslid dynasty• X I of Bohemia, died 1230• X II of Bohemia, died 1278• Four Styrian margraves of the dynasty of the X’s• X I, Margrave of Styria, died 1064• X II, Margrave of Styria, died 1122• X III, Margrave of Styria, died 1164• X IV, Duke of Styria, 1192• Count X Czernin, diplomat/politician in the Austro- Hungarian monarchy• Xs (a chain of bookshops in the United Kingdom)
  39. 39. Ottokar
  40. 40. 20.)• To produce the varied backgrounds and other illustrations for Y, X drew on a much wider variety of pictorial sources, such as newspaper clippings, than he had done for any of the earlier Z adventures. He went to particular effort in order to depict the Y as a historically accurate 17th century warship, studying the plans of naval vessels from that period which were found in the Naval Museum in Paris. As his primary influence for the fictional craft, he chose a ship named Le Brillant which had been constructed in Le Havre in 1690 by the shipwright Salicon and then decorated by Jean Bérain the Elder. He also however studied other vessels from the period, such as the Le Soleil Royal, La Couronne, La Royale and Le Reale de France, in order to better understand 17th century ship design. It was from the latter vessel that he gained a basis for his design for the Ys jollyboat. No ship named the Y had ever been listed in the annals of the French navy, so X instead took the name.
  41. 41. X – Herge, Y – The Unicorn, Z – Tintin (the MEGA theme)
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