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Renaissance 2012 Quiz finals

  1. 1. KWEEZRENAISSANCE 2012-2013 QUIZ FINALS We’re here, finally.
  2. 2. ROUND 1 DIFFERENTIALS Standard RulesFor all you Amul Babies!
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  9. 9. Question 1• Connect
  10. 10. • Burning Man Festival
  11. 11. Question 2• Even though this currency note can’t be used inside Pakistan. It (next slide) is printed by the State Bank of Pakistan every year during the 12th Islamic lunar month Dhū al-Ḥijja. Although other possibilities were considered, the high level of illiteracy amongst the Pakistanis and the additional costs that would be incurred forced the government to go ahead with these. Where are they used?
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  13. 13. Question 14• Somewhat tough one.• Why was LInconnue de la Seine a French woman of 1890s named the Most Kissed Woman in the World?
  14. 14. Answer• Unknown woman who drowned in the Seine in 1880s. The coroner was struck by her beauty and made a mask of her face which became very famous.• Pioneers of CPR, Peter Safar and Asmund Laerdal in 1958 created a mannequin with the same mask. CPR and Mouth to Mouth Respiration was made mandatory as part of the training by many organizations like the Army, Boy Scouts and of course medical students. Due to the popularity of the Mannequin, people started using this as a training instrument for CPR and Mouth To Mouth Respiration.• Key Word- CPR Mannequin.
  15. 15. Question 9• What is the significance of this mountain in the world of beverages?
  16. 16. Answer
  17. 17. Question 13• Obligatory sports question! (oops) Logo of which famous sporting venue?
  18. 18. • Wembley
  19. 19. Question 14• ID.
  20. 20. • Google doodle celebrating Maria Montessori’s birthday
  21. 21. Question 2• There is a consensus that the _________ began in Florence, in the 14th century. Various theories have been proposed to account for its origins and characteristics, focusing on a variety of factors including the social and civic peculiarities of Florence at the time; its political structure; the patronage of its dominant family, the Medici; and the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy following the Fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.• But famous art historians like Erwin Panofsky questioned the very idea of such a movement/phenomenon: “It is perhaps no accident that the factuality of the _______ has been most vigorously questioned by those who are not obliged to take a professional interest in the aesthetic aspects of civilization— historians of economic and social developments, political and religious situations, and, most particularly, natural science— but only exceptionally by students of literature and hardly ever by historians of Art.”• Others instead see it as a period of pessimism and nostalgia for the classical age.• FITB.
  22. 22. Answer• Renaissance. DUH.
  23. 23. Question 3• Non-exhaustive list.• Edward Donne• Bill Fairbanks• Jason Walters• Aidan Flemmings• Stuart Thomas• Alec Trevelyan• _______• Bill Timothy• Peter Smith• John Wolfgramm• FITB.
  24. 24. Answer• James Bond 007
  25. 25. Question 4• Which common prefix seen in Indian restaurant menus, usually applied to describe mildly-flavored, rich, creamy gravies that may also contain nuts and dried fruits, refers to the fact they were originally designed for royal consumption?
  26. 26. • “shahi”
  27. 27. Question 5
  28. 28. Question 6• X was born in a nativity mission center Pune District to a Chitpavan Brahmin. At birth, he was named Ramachandra, but became more famous as X.• X was given this name because before he was born, his parents had three sons and a daughter, with all three boys dying in their infancy. Fearing a curse that targeted male children, young Ramachandra was brought up as a girl for the first few years of his life, including having his nose pierced and being made to wear a nose-ring (nath in Marathi). It was then that he earned the nickname “X". After his younger brother was born, they switched to treating him as a boy.• ID X.
  29. 29. • Nathuram Godse
  30. 30. Question 8
  31. 31. Answer• Hamid Karzai
  32. 32. Question 10• The etymology of the word is somewhat colorfully based on Roman law.• The Latin word “X",meaning witness, was used in the firmly established legal principle “X unus, X nullus" (one witness [equals] no witness), meaning that proof given by any one person in court was to be disregarded unless corroborated by the proof of at least another.• This led to the common practice of producing two witnesses, bribed to testify the same way in cases of lawsuits with ulterior motives. Since such "witnesses" always came in pairs, the meaning was accordingly extended, often in the diminutive viz X.• Also apparently no proof was considered a proof until a man professed it holding his genitalia in his hands.
  33. 33. • TESTIMONY• Testis Unus, Testis Nullus
  34. 34. Question 11• Some satanists though say its the representation of the Devil itself, because when viewed at various angles it apparently makes the number 666.• This has been adapted now under the name Corna or Mano Cornuta .• Pagans of recent ages use this to represent the Horned God (from whom we get the word Horny).• What am I talking about?
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  36. 36. Question 12• The _____ (also previously called Grande Valse) is a phrase from a composition for solo guitar, Gran Vals, by the Spanish classical guitarist and composer Francisco Tárrega, written in 1902.• In 1993 Anssi Vanjoki, then Executive V.P. of the company, brought the whole Gran Vals to Lauri Kivinen (now Head of Corporate Affairs) and together they selected the excerpt that became “_______". The excerpt is taken from measures (bars) 13–16 of the piece.• The tune is heard worldwide an estimated 1.8 billion times per day, about 20,000 times per second.• Hong Kong singer Khalil Fong, a company spokesperson for Greater China, composed a song called "Coconut Shell" which features a segment of the _____ played on the Erhu, a Chinese two-string instrument.
  37. 37. Answer• Nokia’s iconic ring tone
  38. 38. Question 13• 1000, July 25, 1990• 5000, October 11, 1999• 10,000, February 7, 2006• 15,000, July 6, 2007• 21,000, Jan 08, 2008• Simple one. What?
  39. 39. • Sensex milestones
  40. 40. ROUND 2
  41. 41. Question 1• From the 18th century on, ______ were used in the French and other armies to indicate rank. The rank of an officer could be determined by whether an _____was worn on the left, the right or on both.• Until 1914 officers of most French Army regiments wore gold _____ in full dress, while those of mounted units wore silver. No insignia was worn on the _____ itself, though the bullion fringe falling from the crescent differed according to rank. Other ranks of most branches of the infantry, wore detachable ______ of various colours (red for line infantry, green for Chasseurs, yellow for Colonial Infantry etc.) with woollen fringes, of a traditional pattern that dated back to the 18th Century.• In the modern French Army, ______ are still worn by those units retaining historical full dress uniforms. The French Foreign Legion continue to wear their green and red _____ , except for a brief break in the 1920s. In recent years the Marine Infantry and some other units have readopted their traditional fringed ______ for ceremonial parades.• FITB.
  42. 42. Answer• Epaulettes
  43. 43. Question 2 Sales of X were poor until NASA used it on John Glenns Mercury flight, and subsequent Gemini missions. Since then, it was closely associated with the U.S. manned spaceflight program, leading to the misconception that X was invented for the space program. The X brand is currently owned by Y. X can be mixed with Jim Beam bourbon to make a cocktail called "Moon Beam“. A household tip says X is an excellent dishwasher cleaning agent due to its high citric acid content. At one time, Philadelphia authorities attempted to deter addicts from misusing doses of methadone by packaging it in combination with X. This was carried out under the reasoning that nobody would be foolish enough to intravenously inject the combination, but apparently someone was. X was a component of the liquid explosive allegedly intended for use in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot (along with hydrogen peroxide and Hexamine, to produce HMTD, a high explosive organic compound). ID X, Y.
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  45. 45. Question 3• MoBaTime, a Swiss company, started around the 1940s, has primary business is in Manufacturing Clocks/Watches.• Apart from this, they have minor interests in various other fields like Airways,Railways, Energy Production.• In India, they have forayed into an entirely different but niche field. Here, they’ve used their full swiss name instead of “MoBa”. Which company?
  46. 46. Answer
  47. 47. Question 4• Banging empty coconut shells together• Kissing back of hand• Thumping watermelons• Breaking celery or bamboo or• Twisting a head of lettuce• Squeezing a box of corn starch• Flapping a pair of glovesThese are examples of what? Specific answer gets 5 brownie points
  48. 48. Answers• The sound effects in movies. FOLEY ARTISTS. Effect How Its MadeGalloping horses- Banging empty coconut shells togetherKissing - Kissing back of handPunching someone- Thumping watermelonsBone-breaking blow- Breaking celery or bamboo or twisting a head of lettuceFootsteps in snow - Squeezing a box of corn starchBird flapping its wings- Flapping a pair of gloves
  49. 49. Question 5• An engineer of X discovered this one when he set a hot soldering iron next to his pen. The pen reacted by spitting out ink just moments later, and the principle behind Y was born. I.D X &Y
  50. 50. Answer• X-• Y- Inkjet Printer
  51. 51. Question 6• In 1912, Tokuji Hayakawa founded a metal workshop in Tokyo. The name for the company came from one of his first inventions, the Ever-_________ mechanical pencil. After the pencil business was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, the company relocated to Osaka and began designing radio sets. These went on sale in 1925. Since then ________ developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world. _______ Corporation is today the fourth-largest television manufacturer in the world.• FITB!
  52. 52. Answer
  53. 53. Question 7One reason for this name was because "______" is a standard of registration pins and holes that allow animation cells to be consistently aligned. (An alternative registration is Oxberry (or Oxbury) standard.)The company name is ironic since the word ______ is derived from Greek meaning the peak, zenith or prime, and products from the ______ Corporation prone to failure.FITB
  54. 54. • The famous ACME Corporation.
  55. 55. Question 8• X was born to George and Margaret Roberts in Willows Wisconsin on March 9 1959, she attended Willows High School and later the Manhattan International High School (NYC).• X had a brief relationship with Blaine (an australian surfer) who owned Corvette Convertibles, Jeeps and Trailers.• X holds a pilot’s licence and operates commercial jet liners in addition to serving as an attendant. She has done various jobs including being an astronaut, a doctor and a nascar racer. Who is this successful lady?• (How many bizzare answers are you going to give me? :D)
  56. 56. • Barbie
  57. 57. Question 9• Jacob Bernoulli discovered this _________while studying a question about compound interest.• An account that starts with $1.00 and pays 100% interest per year. If the interest is credited once, at the end of the year, the value is $2.00; but if the interest is computed and added twice in the year, the $1 is multiplied by 1.5 twice, yielding $1.00×1.5² = $2.25. Compounding quarterly yields $1.00×1.254 = $2.4414…, and compounding monthly yields $1.00×(1.0833…)12 = $2.613035….• Bernoulli noticed that this sequence approaches a limit (the force of interest) for more and smaller compounding intervals. Compounding weekly yields $2.692597…, while compounding daily yields $2.714567…, just two cents more. Using n as the number of compounding intervals, with interest of 100%/n in each interval, the limit for large n is the number that came to be known as _____________; with continuous compounding, the account value will reach $2.7182818…. More generally, an account that starts at $1, and yields (1+R) dollars at simple interest, will yield ____________ dollars with continuous compounding.
  58. 58. Answer• x=e=2.71828182845904523536….
  59. 59. Question 10• Alexandre Campos Ramírez, was a poet, inventor and editor.• He was born in Fisterra in 1919, and went on to become a construction worker and also worked in a print shop.• Ramirez was injured during fascist bombings of Madrid in the Spanish civil war. In the hospital he saw many children injured and unable to play football and went on to invent something, for which he credited his friend Francisco Javier Altuna, a Basque carpenter as well. Although the invention was patented in 1937, Finisterre had to escape to France after the fascist coup détat, and claims he lost the patent papers in a storm. What did he invent?
  60. 60. Answer• Foosball!
  61. 61. Question 11• All this quiz has been funda questions. For a change :P• "There are ... things that just dont have any good explanation," he said. "I suppose you could say that if it had been a really nice animal, something sympathetic, then maybe nothing would have happened. Suppose I had picked a rooster. Well, thats French, but it doesnt have the same impact."• Who said this in a 1973 interview with The Associated Press, and about what?
  62. 62. • Rene Lacoste
  63. 63. Question 12• Apparently the protagonist did not marry her, but sexually assaulted her instead.• Later she gave birth to twins, one of whom sucked on her finger, removing the flax which had caused her “condition” in the first place.• The woman who actually resented her and tried to kill her and her children was the protagonist’s jealous wife.• This is the unedited version of what?
  64. 64. Answer• Sleeping Beauty