30 questions, all written, total points = 30 Minor spelling errors allowed in questions where indicated. If not indicated, please provide first name and last name in your answer. Just last name will NOT do. Questions 11 to 20 are * questions to be used to determine a tie-break. As always, I am the Answer Nazi, so what I say goes…
What in vogue (then) item did Edward Kutchat, a Nicobarese tribal chief demand in return when the Indian Government approached him to buy land for an airbase in 1959? Hint: Steven Segal enjoys being seen in them and the Beatles have been photographed in them. 1
2 WojciechPietranik'sversion of the Olympic Gold Medal for the Sydney 2000 summer games had featured the X on the obverse instead of the traditional Y but the IOC decided that the Yshould remain.He made the changes and the test strikes were completed. When the design was formally revealed it was criticised by the Greek press for featuring the Yrather than the Greek Z. Need X, Y and Z. (All 3 needed for full point – no part points)
X - Sydney Opera House Y - Coliseum of Rome Z - Parthenon
Connect: Peterborough Cathedral Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle Westminster Abbey Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula Sudeley Castle Chapel 3
4 The title of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” stems from the painting "The Fiddler" by X - one of many surreal paintings he created of Eastern European Jewish life, often including a fiddler. X was born a Hassidic Jew in Belarus but earned success and lived in Paris for most of his life. ID artist X
8 He claimed to be the Mujaddid (divine reformer) of the 14th Islamic century, the promised Messiah (Second Coming of Christ), and the Mahdi awaited by the Muslims in the end days. He declared that Jesus had survived the crucifixion and later died a natural death after having migrated to Kashmir, and that he had appeared in the spirit and power of Jesus. ID man pictured here and ID followers. (Part points OK)
9 X is a German term referring to wistful longing for aspects of life in East Germany. The term X(along with the phrase Soviet chic) is also occasionally used to refer to longing for life under the socialist system in other former communist countries of Eastern Europe, most notably Poland and the Soviet Union. Give me X. (Spelling important for full point)
Ostalgie (Ost – East and Nostalgie – Nostalgia)
10 Slovak officials were disgusted by the film's portrayal of their country as an undeveloped, poor and uncultured land suffering from high criminality, war and prostitution fearing it would "damage the good reputation of Slovakia" and make foreigners feel it was a dangerous place to be. TomášGalbavý, a Slovak Member of Parliament, commented: "I am offended by this film. I think that all Slovaks should feel offended.“ However, the sequel to this movie starred the Slovak Minister for Culture once the Government realized the tourism potential of this film. Name film.
11* One version has this rhyme connected to a particular queen. The first line refers to her headstrong nature while the second line referring to her reign over her country. The third line insinuates that her husband was not faithful to her while the fourth line refers to the 4 ladies-in-waiting who travelled with her when she became the bride of the Dauphin of France. ID this rhyme. (Just the first line will do)
12* He attended the Imperial College, London and received a B.Sc. (Honors), Physics and Mathematics. He had been partway through the PhD program at the Imperial College when he abandoned his work to pursue a career in music. Thirty years later, he returned to school and completed his thesis, titled “Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud.” and received a Ph.D and DIC, Astrophysics. Identify this famous guitarist.
13* X was the first film to win all four of the major awards (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Filmfare awards in a year when it won 7 out of the 9 awards it was nominated for. The film is based on a critically-aclaimed novel by a writer who also won the Filmfare award that year for the same movie. ID the movie X and director of the movie. (Part points available)
15* In his third year in office, this Prime Minister was assassinated by a Buddhist monk called TalduweSomarama. Being a monk, Somarama was not searched for weapons and given free access to the PM. When the PM rose to greet him, he fired at him with a revolver. The PM died of his wounds the next day. Name this PM who history remembers as the head of a famous political family.
16* 13 paintings of this artist were put on sale at a British auction last month selling for over $140,000 in all. The money however, won’t go to his relatives and descendants but to the state of Bavaria as they own the rights to his estate. His relatives can sue to claim the money but doing so will only draw attention to them. ID artist. (picture on next slide)
This entity had diplomatic relations with 9 countries only – namely: Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy, the Independent state of Croatia, Wang Jingwei’s Government in Nanjing, Thailand, Burma, Manchukuo and the Philippine Republic. Name it. 17*
ArziHukumat-e-Azad Hind (will accept Azad Hind) (Azad Hind Fauj/INA incorrect)
18* These people (pictured in the late 1800s) identify themselves with the masculine noun for “man” in their language. However, the UN and the EU recognize them with the adjectival form of the word. Their social behavior is very strictly regulated by Hindu purity laws (called marhime). ID.
Starting from the old Egyptian word for sun-dried brick (dj-b-t), it went through Coptic and Arabic changes in pronunciation until Old Spanish took over the word with exactly the same meaning. The English word was borrowed from Spanish in the early 18th century. In modern English, the word means a style of architecture popular in the Southwest United States. 19*
20* Shortly after the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, the U.S. War Industries Board asked American women to stop buying Xto free up metal for war production. This step liberated some 28,000 tons of metal, enough to build two battleships. Due to this appeal, post WWI, use of X plummeted till it is today used primarily by fetishists.
23 Bismarck’s reaction to the signing of this treaty with the UK in 1890 was “trousers for a button” implying Germany had swapped a large (possible) empire for a tiny, insignificant part of land. However, that tiny piece of land was fundamental to the Kaiser’s plans for modernizing and expanding the Imperial Navy – giving them as it were, control over the German Bight. ID the 2 pieces of land swapped by each side. (Part points for each)
24 This game is the national game of Iran and Bangladesh among other countries. During the recent World Cup in 2011, among the various cash prizes for the winners, other prizes like tractors etc. were also given as individual prizes. Name the game.
28 The various types of Xinclude whakatuwaewae, tutu ngarahu and peruperu. You are probably only familiar with the third type – especially if you’re a sports fan. X contrary to belief is not performed only by men.Some are performed by women, others by mixed groups, and some are performed by children. X is performed for various reasons: for amusement, as a hearty welcome to distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements or occasions. What is X.
She played Mary Magdalene in the film “The Passion of the Christ”. She was supposed to play Sonia Gandhi in the biopic Sonia but the film was shelved. She is currently the face of a range of Dior cosmetics. Who are we talking about? 29
30 Discovered by an agent who while surfing through YouTube found video of him singing covers of various R&B songs, he became the first artist to have 7 singles from his debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Name him.