BCQC session July


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BCQC session July

  1. 1. Poor Folk was his first novel written at the age of 24. It gained him much popularity but his career went downward from there. He was arrested for subversion a few years later and sentenced to death. He faced the firing squad in his death shroud but at the last moment his sentence was commuted. He went on to write a few novels, almost all of which considered essential reading. One is considered one of the greatest of all time. Being a compulsive gambler, he had to spend much of time in destitution. Who?<br />
  2. 2. This term originates from the much banned sport of cockfighting. The losing rooster was said to have been ________. Now it is used to describe someone who looks dejected or disappointed. <br />
  3. 3. Tour de Sal/Sol is a race annually held in Switzerland. It was the first race of its kind in which the “cars” featuring have to satisfy one condition. What is the condition?<br />
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  5. 5. George Averoff financed the first stadium for the first modern Olympics in Athens. He announced a reward for 100,000 drachma for the winner of the marathon. He later announced that he would be giving one more reward to the marathon winner. What was the second reward? <br />
  6. 6. On 28 May 2001, Brian Ong died after receiving a flapjack from _______. Ong had suffered a previous concussion during the session, but the trainers gave him a lower evaluation for not avoiding injuries and told him to continue training. In addition, it was proven that Ong did not receive protective gear or supervision by APW staff. This second concussion ultimately proved fatal for him. ________ was in no way held responsible.<br />
  7. 7. What is now a media franchise was started as an eponymous video game created by Hironobu Sakaguchi for Square Enix in 1987. It has now 14 versions of the original series apart from numerous spin-offs and sequels, movies, comics, books etc. It currently holds the 6th spot on the list of all-time bestselling video games. <br />
  8. 8. Who is the 4th one in this list?<br />
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  10. 10. Sex and Zen : Extreme Ecstasy is a movie released in April 2011 in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. What is the claim to fame of this movie?<br />
  11. 11. AskCharlie is the name of one of their Youtube channels. The first popular video was a Pokemon theme song lip-sync. iShutUp app for Android has been designed by them. Their main channel is currently the 3rd most subscribed channel on Youtube. <br />
  12. 12. The term when literally translated means “horizontal rope”. This comes from the fact that the person holding this position has to tie a rope around his waist to signify that he is the ________. There are many strict rules and customs which apply before a person is adjudged to be fit to assume the title of ________, many of which involve his lineage.<br />
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  14. 14. “Accepterais-tu” is the first single from his album which he performed in a gig for an audience comprising mostly of reporters. “Private Paradise” is the name of the album. The album sold only 800 odd copies and the effort at starting a new career was dubbed as a failure. Who is the artist?<br />
  15. 15. Nelson & Spike : A<br />Otis & Clayton : B<br />Charlie & Muddy : C<br />Lucky & Boo : D <br />Buster is the odd man out. Why?<br />
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  17. 17. His television works include “Hasna Mat” which aired on Star Plus and much recently “Hi Padosi…Kaun Hain Doshi” on Sahara One. He was a professor of civil engineering M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic in Mumbai from 1970-75. His last notable released film is “Deshdrohi” starring Kamal Khan. <br />
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  19. 19. The tail of his private plane has the number N-792. The numbers signify an achievement of the owner, one which he could never repeat. <br />
  20. 20. This song was written by Paul McCartney but was discarded as he deemed it unfit to use for The Beatles. The song was given to Jane Asher’s brother who recorded it later. It is one of the only two songs written by The Beatles but not performed by them to reach #1 on the US charts. The other song to do so, popular for its original Beatles version, was covered by a legend.<br />
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  22. 22. Harold Heygate : Sussex vs Somerset<br />Andrew Jordan : Eastern Province vs Transvaal 1987<br />Hemulal Yadav : Tripura vs Orissa 1997<br />Vasbert Drakes : Border vs Free State 2002<br />A J Harris : Nottinghamshire vs Durham 2003<br />
  23. 23. A National award winning singer who rose to fame in the late 70s-early 80s. He was on his way to becoming one of the most prominent singers of that time till he was stabbed and had to recuperate, which affected his career. He made a comeback but could not regain his past glory. He is now seen in various singing reality shows as a judge.<br />
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  26. 26. This was the first novel by the author with an English protagonist. He had previously written books in English but the protagonist was of his own nationality. The book won the Man Booker Prize in 1989. A few years later an eponymous movie was made based on the book starring Academy award winners in the lead and supporting roles. The movie was nominated for 8 Academy awards but failed to win a single one.<br />
  27. 27. Jamie Bell is a British actor most famous for his role in the movie Billy Elliot. He has also worked with Peter Jackson in the movie King Kong. He has a latest and possibly the biggest claim to fame because of an upcoming, highly anticipated movie. What is the claim to fame?<br />
  28. 28. The creator thought of this character when her sick daughter asked for a story. The character’s physical attributes was largely based on the daughter’s. The full name of the character is ________ Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter ____________. The character was initially part of children’s book series but later movies and TV series were made. She has also appeared on national stamps. <br />
  29. 29. The first person involved was Alfonso Albeniz in 1902 and the second, though first in a different way, was Luciano Lizarraga. In 110 odd years, this has happened only twenty times. In the last 20 years, only 5 times. England’s Charles Wallace was the first in a list which has only 9 foreigners. <br />
  30. 30. The band, during the recording of only their second album, were in danger of breaking up. This happened because two of the members had joined a religious organization called “Shalom Fellowship” and felt that the rock and roll lifestyle was in conflict with the way they had been brought up. Thankfully they gave up the thought of quitting and went back to making music, albeit with few of their songs regularly alluding to God and religion.<br />
  31. 31. The first story written by X was “A Piece of Cake” was published in a magazine called Saturday Evening Post. This story was a non-fiction work based on the writer’s experiences in the RAF. He was to submit the draft to C.S.Forester who would edit it and send it to the magazine. But Forester liked the version written by X so much that he sent it without any alterations. <br />Later, X also created characters called Y, who were tiny men living on RAF planes and were responsible for the engine malfunctions and other troubles with the plane. It was bought by Disney to be made into a movie but it was never finished. Instead a story about Y with illustrations by Disney was published.<br />
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  33. 33. The movie X ends with famous lines from the movie Y. The lines in X are said by A.<br />The lines are originally said in Y by B.<br />A won an Oscar for X and B won an Oscar for Y. <br />A and B are also uniquely connected by something else. <br />
  34. 34. “I’m going to make a speech at the weekend and it’s going to go up ‘fizz’ like a rocket, but whereas all rockets fall to the earth, this one’s going to stay up”. Claim made by X regarding a famous, controversial speech. The speech was called Y despite the fact that the term did not actually appear in the speech.<br />
  35. 35. X worked as a vet in Belfast. X’s son had learned to ride the bicycle but used to get headaches due to riding on rough roads. So X took a domestic/gardening appliance and used it in such a way that it became the first ever __________. This expanded exponentially and X’s surname is still the name of a big company selling what he invented.<br />
  36. 36. Portuguese : Cocar o Sapo<br />Latin America : La Rana Rege<br />Spain : Gustavo<br />Middle East : Kamel<br />Hungary : Breki<br />Made from a coat belonging to the creator’s mother and ping pong balls.<br />
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  38. 38. The tune was composed by siblings Patty and Mildred Hill for “Good Morning to All”. This was adapted for something much more famous. It has been translated to 18 languages. The authors credited in the original copyright were Preston Ware Orem and R.R. Forman. In European Union countries the copyright will expire December 31, 2016,while in the United States, the song is currently set to pass in to the public domain in 2030.<br />
  39. 39. Kolkata - NothingHyderabad - 5 pointed star<br />Birmingham - H<br />Ottawa - C<br />Moscow - MMD<br />Mumbai - Diamond<br />Noida - Dot<br />
  40. 40. ???<br />???<br />
  41. 41. The letters of correspondence between X and Y were first made public in 1979. The issue of contention was a line from Pushkin’s works which Y claimed to be incorrectly translated by X. The letters were first called X-Y letters till they were later made more popular with the nicknames Bunny and Volodya which X and Y used for each other. <br />
  42. 42. The guitarist of the band first met the singer in a bar where he saw the singer wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt with the words “I hate” chalked over it. They formed one of the most controversial bands in history in which one member was allegedly kicked out for “liking The Beatles too much”. He was replaced by a member of Siouxsie Sioux’s band. The band broke up shortly after the replacement.<br />
  43. 43. In horse racing, if a rider was a considerable distance ahead of his rivals, he would drop the reins and cruise to victory without any more effort. This led to a term being coined for an easy, convincing victory.<br />
  44. 44. A Twitter feud between two seemingly unrelated people started when X tweeted Y saying he should retire as he was spending most of the time on the bench. To this Y replied saying he’d rather sit on the bench at his current club than play a full game for a struggling team, alluding to Arsenal which was X’s favorite team. X added to the original insult by saying Y wouldn’t make the bench at Bolton, let alone at Arsenal. But Y decided to end the beef by ignoring X.<br />
  45. 45. ______ made of glutinous rice or other ingredients such as barley or Job’s tears (yulmu). But it is more nutritious if all the ingredients such as barley, glutinous rice, black beans and sesame seeds are mixed together. The mixture of grains is pounded and added with water in a bowl and stirred. Sugar or condensed milk can be added as sweetener.<br />
  46. 46. X’s wedding in 2009 was attended by both Gordon Brown and David Cameron. X is the central figure regarding Operation Weeting and Operation Elveden. Previously worked for News International, The Sun, _________. <br />
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  49. 49. He was chosen to play for the U-14 team for Warwickshire. He tried out for Glasgow Rangers when he was 18 and was selected for the first team, where he played two practice games before a knee injury ended his footballing career hopes. He chose an alternative profession in which he excelled and set up his trade on both sides of the Atlantic. He went on to become one of the most recognized faces in his profession later mostly owing to reality shows. <br />
  50. 50. The original version was produced by Suresh Mullick of the now defunct Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad. The new version was produced by ZoomTv. The new version came under heavy criticism so the producers decided to rope in X to feature in the edited version to salvage some pride. <br />
  51. 51. A section of the Southern Transept of Westminster Abbey. The first one was Geoffrey Chaucer and the latest is Ted Hughes. Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson are among the many eminent people who are related to this place. What is the name of the place and how are all of the above related to it?<br />
  52. 52. “This one begins with a soda fountain scene that would be at home in “_______." What is deliberately missing, however, is the initial joy of that film. Instead of a kid who dreamed of growing up to be a mobster, we have two kids who grow up as imposters. Two people leading lives radically opposite to their inner realities”<br />
  53. 53. Corporal Mark Ward, member of the Mercian Regiment, based in Catterick, North Yorks. He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and commitment while in Afghanistan. He achieved a certain distinction in 2011 which brought him more fame than his MC. “Getting awarded the Military Cross was an extremely proud moment in my life but I have to say this is up there.” <br />
  54. 54. Publish celebrity names but reject friends' names. Names of bands and schools should be published only if they are popular. <br />Publish racial and sexual slurs but reject racist and sexist entries. Entries can document discrimination and slurs but not endorse it.<br />Publish opinions. Opinions are useful to readers unfamiliar with a topic and should not be rejected because of disagreement or offense, or inaccuracy. <br />Publish place names, nicknames and area codes of geographic entities.<br />
  55. 55. 1. Fyodor Dostoevsky<br />2. Crestfallen<br />3. All cars must be solar powered<br />4. Would give his daughter's hand in marriage to the winner of the marathon<br />5. Khali<br />6. Final Fantasy<br />7. Padma Lakshmi<br />8. First 3-D porn movie<br />9. Smosh<br />10. Yokozuna<br />11. Zeppelin speakers<br />12. Jacques Villeneuve<br />13. George Harrison,Jeff Lynne,Tom Petty,Bob Dylan<br />Buster (Jim Keltner) has the last name Sidebury<br />14. Kader Khan<br />15. Monet by Renoir<br />16. Agassi for his Wimbledon win<br />17. World Without Love by Peter and Gordon<br />Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds by Elton John<br />18.Michael jackson<br />
  56. 56. 19. Batsmen dismissed timed-out<br />20.Suresh Wadkar<br />22.Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day<br />23. Voice of Tintin<br />24.Pippi Longstocking<br />25.Barcelona-Real Madrid direct transfers<br />26. U2<br />27. Roald Dahl, Gremlins<br />28.Gollum<br />29. X-Raging Bull Y-On the Waterfront A-Robert De Niro B- MArlon Brando<br />30.Enoch Powell about the Rivers of Blood speech<br />31.John Dunlop, pneumatic tire<br />32. Kermit the frog<br />33.Happy Birthday to you<br />34.Marks of Identification of coin mints on coins<br />35.Google Android versions, Ice-cream sandwich<br />36.Vladimir NAbokov and Edmund Wilson<br />37.Sex Pistols<br />38. To win Hands Down<br />
  57. 57. 39.X-Piers Morgan Y-Michael Owen<br />40. Misu<br />41. Rebekah Brooks<br />43.Gordon Ramsay<br />44.Mile Sur MeraTumhara, SachinTendulkar<br />45.Poets Corner, all of them buried there<br />46.The Departed, blank is Goodfellas<br />47.Presented the FA Cup to manCity, his favourite club<br />48.Urban Dictionary<br />