Vespertilio Quiz

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Vespertilio Quiz

  1. 1. QUIZMASTER IS SHORT OF SLEEP QC-IITD – Vespertillio (non-comp) Jyotesh Singh
  2. 2. RULES• Infinite Bounce (+10/no negatives)• All questions (excluding those in the mega- connect and SVC) are on infinite pounce (+10/-5)• One written mega-connect and one SVC (rules later)• QM is God – but not merciful• Vengeance is Mine
  3. 3. Q1•People believe that the origin of the phrase___X___ ___Y___ originated after the name of Ydoors which consisted of two equal parts.Others say that it emerged as a derogatory termapplied to Britain’s enemies in the 17th century.Identify this much-maligned dating phrasewhose IITD equivalent has a special meaning forus.
  4. 4. •ANSWER
  5. 5. A1•Going Dutch•Tribute:
  6. 6. Q2• This movie was based on the story “The Tin Star” by John W. Cunningham. It is one of the few movies to be shot to match exactly the time that passes in the film (i.e. like real time). It is reportedly the most requested film by US presidents, including Eisenhower and Clinton. It’s Polish variant was used for solidarity posters and has been hailed as being an aid in their victory in the elections. Id.
  7. 7. • ANSWER
  8. 8. A2• High Noon
  9. 9. Q3•In WW2, a certain operation was begun toevacuate civilians (especially children) out ofaerial-bombing prone areas in and around citiesto the countryside, especially during the blitz.Around 3.5 million people were hencerelocated. What name connects this operationto another famous “operation” of evacuatingchildren from a city?
  10. 10. •ANSWER
  11. 11. A3•Operation Pied Piper
  12. 12. MEGA CONNECT•6 questions (labelled by *)•Answers are to be written•After each question, it is open for a team to tryfor the connect based on what they think theanswers have been so far•Points are indicated on each slide
  13. 13. Q4* +14/-7•The phrase X essentially means “Praise Yahweh,you people” in Hebrew. It is a rather commonphrase in English, being essentially an injunctionfor worship and joy.•Y on the other hand arises due to the use ofAbjad numerals in numerology, with peoplepreferring Y over its meaning to avoid “dirtying”it and to help illiterate people.•Give me X and the meaning of Y.
  14. 14. Q5* +10/-5•X literally means “Lord of the Flies” and isconsidered to be the Hebrew way of comparingBa’al (an ancient deity of the Philistines) to a pileof dung surrounded(worshipped) by flies. Thesource for the name in the bible is when KingAhaziah of Israel, after seriously injuring himselfin a fall, sends messengers to inquire of___________, the god of the Philistine city ofEkron, to learn if he will recover. Identify X.
  15. 15. Q6* +8/-4•This 2008 movie is (surprisingly) the world’shighest grossing musical of all time. It’s titleoriginates from a 1975 song by the Swedishgroup ABBA. Indeed, all of its songs are basedon those by ABBA. Enough clues – identify thisset in Greece movie. (sitter)
  16. 16. Q7* +6/-3• A __________ (meaning “skirmish”) is acharacter from the Italian Commedia dell’arte.The typical aspect of this character is that itmakes people happy while being sad in its heart.He is usually attired in a black Spanish dress,burlesquing a don, and is beaten by Harlequinfor his boasting and cowardice.•Whom?
  17. 17. Q8* +4/-2• This web comic is referencing a fictionalized version of what?• (full comic on next page)
  18. 18. Q9* +2/0•X involved the hero getting roped in as awedding witness, a set of mob-manipulations, afalse-alarm, multiple disguises and counter-disguises. It also imprinted firmly a woman inthe hitherto misogynistic hero’s mind. Infact, itcould be called a “photographic memory”. Sorryfor the cryptic nature, but identify X.
  19. 19. EXCHANGE SHEETS
  20. 20. Q4* +14/-7•The phrase X essentially means “Praise Yahweh,you people” in Hebrew. It is a rather commonphrase in English, being essentially an injunctionfor worship and joy.•Y on the other hand arises due to the use ofAbjad numerals in numerology, with peoplepreferring Y over its meaning to avoid “dirtying”it and to help illiterate people.•Give me X and the meaning of Y.
  21. 21. •Answer
  22. 22. A4 +14/-7•X- Hallelujah•Y-786 -> Bismillah al-rehman al-raheem (In thename of the god, most gracious, most merciful)
  23. 23. Q5* +10/-5•X literally means “Lord of the Flies” and isconsidered to be the Hebrew way of comparingBa’al (an ancient deity of the Philistines) to a pileof dung surrounded(worshipped) by flies. Thesource for the name in the bible is when KingAhaziah of Israel, after seriously injuring himselfin a fall, sends messengers to inquire of___________, the god of the Philistine city ofEkron, to learn if he will recover. Identify X.
  24. 24. •ANSWER
  25. 25. A5 +10/-5•Beelzebub
  26. 26. Q6* +8/-4•This 2008 movie is (surprisingly) the world’shighest grossing musical of all time. It’s titleoriginates from a 1975 song by the Swedishgroup ABBA. Indeed, all of its songs are basedon those by ABBA. Enough clues – identify thisset in Greece movie. (sitter)
  27. 27. •ANSWER
  28. 28. A6 +8/-4•Mamma Mia!
  29. 29. Q7* +6/-3• A __________ (meaning “skirmish”) is acharacter from the Italian Commedia dell’arte.The typical aspect of this character is that itmakes people happy while being sad in its heart.He is usually attired in a black Spanish dress,burlesquing a don, and is beaten by Harlequinfor his boasting and cowardice.•Whom?
  30. 30. •ANSWER
  31. 31. A7 +6/-3•Scaramouche
  32. 32. Q8* +4/-2• This web comic is referencing a fictionalized version of what?• (full comic on next page)
  33. 33. • ANSWER
  34. 34. A8 +4/-2• Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s moons
  35. 35. Q9* +2/0•X involved the hero getting roped in as awedding witness, a set of mob-manipulations, afalse-alarm, multiple disguises and counter-disguises. It also imprinted firmly a woman inthe hitherto misogynistic hero’s mind. Infact, itcould be called a “photographic memory”. Sorryfor the cryptic nature, but identify X.
  36. 36. •ANSWER
  37. 37. A9 +2/-0•A Scandal in Bohemia
  38. 38. • ANSWER to MEGACONNECT
  39. 39. Ans to mega connect• Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  40. 40. Q10• Which biological process does this xkcd comic mock? (funda necessary, part points only for name)
  41. 41. • ANSWER
  42. 42. A10• Cytogenesis (cell formation) – this is citogenesis
  43. 43. Q11• X were a number of unusually modified tanks designed for the amphibious Invasion of Normandy by British engineers. They were named after their commander, X. They included a flame-throwing tank, an armoured bulldozer, a party amphibious tank, an “armoured dustbin” to attack German bunkers with mortars and a mine exploder. Identify.
  44. 44. • ANSWER
  45. 45. A11• Hobart’s Funnies
  46. 46. Q12• Give name, composer and fundae
  47. 47. • ANSWER
  48. 48. A12• Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture
  49. 49. Q13• Connect:
  50. 50. • ANSWER
  51. 51. A13• Param Vir Chakra
  52. 52. Q14• The novel gets its title from a line in the third part in the series, rather than the first (unlike the rest). The extract is: The storm had now definitely abated, and what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying "___ _______ _____…" twenty minutes after admitting he’s lost the argument.• What is the name of this sequel to a famous series?
  53. 53. • ANSWER
  54. 54. A(a third of 42)• “And another thing….”
  55. 55. Q15• This rhyme was published in 1955 in A Diller, a Dollar: Rhymes And Sayings For The Ten O’clock Scholar:• “Clap my hands and jump for joy; I was here before ______. Sorry to spoil your little joke; I was here, but my pencil broke.”• The blank references someone also known as Smoe, Clem, Flywheel, Private Snoops, Overby, The Jeep, and Sapo. Id.
  56. 56. • ANSWER
  57. 57. • Kilroy
  58. 58. SVC• 5 slides• +20/-10 and so on, with drops of 4/2 with each slide
  59. 59. +20/-10
  60. 60. +16/-8
  61. 61. +12/-6
  62. 62. +8/-4• NB: her identity is unimportant
  63. 63. +4/-2
  64. 64. • Nuclear tests: – Starfish prime – Trinity – Tsar bomba – Bikini atoll – The buddha smiled
  65. 65. SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH!!!

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