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Answers - Mixed Bag Quiz


Answers to the mixed bag quiz. …

Answers to the mixed bag quiz.

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  • 1. X is a cultural import from Germany and very popular in the US. It is reported to have been started in the 13th century and given to the people on the event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King. Question 1 It used to be called "Y" (traditionally named after a symbol of Germany) but is claimed to have acquired the now-popular version by a certain New York Post cartoon who couldn't spell Y while drawing the cartoon, hence calling it X. Identify X and Y.
  • 2. X = Hot Dog Y = Dachshund Sandwiches Hot Dogs are known to have been invented in Germany, where they were called Frankfurters (after the place Frankfurt, where pork sausages similar to hot dogs originated). Answer1 There are several different claims to who brought it to US, one of them by Harry M. Stevens, an American sports concessionaire whose vendors sold German sausages and rolls to spectators at the old New York Polo Grounds during the winter. He called them "Dachshund sandwiches", but a New York Post cartoonist couldn't spell “dachshund”, so when he drew the cartoon, he called them hot dogs.
  • 3. They are the sole genus in their family. They generally inhabit swamps and marshes and are carnivorous- eat up snails, squids crabs, shrimps, and prawns. Question 2 In addition to these delectable diet preferences, they have another uncanny similarity with humans. It is a solely existing major evolutionary clue and also symbolises Manhood in certain folklore. Identify the creature.
  • 4. The African lungfishes are the genus Protopterus which is the sole genus in the family Protopteridae. Answer 2 The African lungfish is an example of how the evolutionary transition from breathing water to breathing air can happen (evolutionary clue). Since they are periodically exposed to low oxygen in marshy areas, they have an out-pocketing of their gut which contains thin-walled blood vessels, and function as “Lungs”. Their heart (unlike other fishes) has 3 chambers – a ventricle and an atrium divided into two parts by a septum for differentiated blood flow. In Uganda, females do not eat the lungfish because they consider it a "sister fish", and therefore it is associated with men and manhood.
  • 5. Also the 9th largest moon in the solar system, it was discovered by an astronomer who has a spacecraft named after him which confirmed his observations in 2006 NASA mission and also revealed a first-of-itskind speciality that it shares with its planet. Question 3 It is named after the Greek goddess that is literally Mother of Gods! Also named after the God is a heavy, flightless bird of South America which has only three toes which allows it to run faster than any other bird. What is the name?
  • 6. Rhea is a God of Greek mythology, who is known as the "mother of the gods” and literally means “ground”. The 2nd largest moon of Saturn, Rhea, was discovered in 1672 by Giovanni Cassini. Answer 3 On March 6, 2008, NASA announced that Rhea may have a tenuous ring system (like Saturn). This would mark the first discovery of rings about a moon. The rings' existence was inferred by observed changes in the flow of electrons trapped by Saturn's magnetic field as Cassini (the space-probe) passed by Rhea. The Rhea bird is a big, fast-running, flightless bird (similar to Ostrich) native to South America.
  • 7. This beautiful artist was born in Budapest to an Indian father and a Hungarian mother. She got her initial training from the great masters from the best Art school- "Ecole Des Beaux Arts". However, she developed an individualistic style after she arrived in India in 1934. Question 4 She settled down in Shimla and painted the local people. One of the most expensive women artists, her blend of western techniques and Indian spirit laid the foundation of the Indian Modern Art. Who is she?
  • 8. Amrita Shergill Answer 4
  • 9. Also called Devil's bread, it has a popular mention in classic literature, including Keats, Shakespeare and Christie. It is popularly known as "Greek Death Sentence"after the popular practice of punishing the condemned prisoners with it. Question 5 One of them was a highly popular and acknowledged philosopher. When its fruit is eaten, it induces paralysis, inability to breathe and heart failure. It also finds a major role in the Death-wish episode of the "Star trek series" in 1996. What is it?
  • 10. Hemlock Belonging to the family Apiacea, this toxic plant is technically called Conium maculatum, or Poison Hemlock (British), or Devil’s Bread (Irish). Answer 5 After being condemned to death for impiety in 399 BC, Socrates (like other condemned prisoners) was given a potent infusion of the hemlock plant. Hemlock is referred to in both Shakespeare's King Lear and Hamlet. Hemlock appears in John Keats' 1819 poem "Ode to a Nightingale": My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk In a 1996 episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Death Wish", the alien Quinn commits suicide by consuming
  • 11. Put Funda behind this picture: Question 6
  • 12. It is a Hollywood tradition for directors who have their #1 records smashed to take out full page ads congratulating the new record-holders. Answer 6 When Star Wars broke Jaws‘ record, Steven Spielberg congratulated George Lucas by taking out a full-page ad with a picture of R2-D2 snagging Jaws on a fishing line.
  • 13. What's special about them? Question 7
  • 14. These Apple trees are known as the "Descendants" of the Apple tree whose Apple fell on Newton's head and led to the discovery of the Law of Gravity. Answer 7
  • 15. "Janguru Bukku shonen Môguri" is an anime adaptation of X 's original collection of stories, Y. It aired in 1989, and consists of a total of 52 episodes. Question 8 It was also made in Soviet Union and originally released as five animated shorts of about 20 minutes each between 1967 and 1971, directed by Roman Davydov, merged into a 96-minute short film in 1976. We Indians better know it (and love it) as Z. Identify "Z"
  • 16. X = Rudyard Kipling Y = The Jungle Book Z = The Jungle Book: Adventures of Mowgli Answer 8 Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli is an anime adaptation. It aired in 1989, and consists of a total of 52 episodes. The series, a compromise between the original Mowgli stories and the Walt Disney version, received international acclaim and was aired in different countries around the world. The Soviet version is said to be more true to the original storyline.
  • 17. Question 9 The name has various connections- a musical instrument having a major presence in the Latin and Afro-Caribbean countries, a village and an associated culture having the same name and destroyed by a phenomenon named after the cause, killing 66,000 people in 1815, a related language and a subdistrict in West Jakarta. Identify the name.
  • 18. Tambora Answer 9 In addition to being a drum-like percussion instrument in major Latin and African countries, it is also an active stratovolcano on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora was one of the most powerful in recorded history and classified as a VEI-7 event. The eruption column lowered global temperatures, and some experts believe this led to global cooling and worldwide harvest failures, sometimes known as the Year Without a Summer. It wiped out the whole village of Tambora and their culture.
  • 19. Excellent shipbuilders and navigators, they used "Knarrs" (full-bellied ships) for piracy and plunder. Question 10 Their hugely popularised and stereotyped name is actually derived from a feminine noun meaning a creek. ID them.
  • 20. Vikings Answer 10 The Vikings were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. They employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled overportages. This versatility allowed them to conquer vast stretches of lands. The Old Norse feminine noun víking refers to an expedition overseas.
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