Qriocity Beta 2K13- Finals


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Qriocity Beta 2K13- Finals

  1. 1. Qriocity 2K13 Beta Finals
  2. 2. Sponsored By http://studios.underblu.com/ https://www.facebook.com/under blustudios
  3. 3. Infi Pounce-1 +10 on bounce +10/-10 on pounce Clockwise
  4. 4. • The 'X' contains all the basic shapes necessary to write down any letter in Tamil. Namely, straight lines and curves. Additionally people also add a dot in the bottom. • This helped people identify good palm leaves to write on. The ones on which they couldn't draw the 'X' comfortably were discarded. This habit persisted and is still followed as a tradition albeit without any particular use.
  5. 5. Answer • Pillayar Suzhi
  6. 6. FITB • In olden times, wooden vessels carried raw coffee from India to Europe, during the _____taking almost 6 months to sail around the Cape of Good Hope, the beans, exposed to constant humid conditions, underwent characteristic changes. They changed in size, texture, looks and in cup - experienced a never before feel. A mellowness so unique, softness personified, smoothness to the core that became an instant hit with the Europeans paving way to the birth of a new coffee. when the motor boat was introduced, the travel time was reduced and the coffee beans no longer had the unique taste it earlier used to have. To meet the demands for the “unique coffee” , An alternative process was implemented to replicate these conditions. This ritual is called _______ing , and the coffee is called as ______ed coffee. What ritual?
  7. 7. Answer • Monsooned coffee and monsooning -Laying dry coffee beans in the wet floors of warehouses.
  8. 8. • Varadarajan was born in Vellore, Madras Presidency in 1926. He moved to Bombay in the early 1960s. Working as a porter at VT Station, he began his crime life by distributing illicit liquor, he ventured into stealing dock cargo. He later diversified into contract killings, narcotics trade and land encroachment. Through the 70s, Varadarajan controlled the criminal operations in east and north central Mumbai. • Starting in early 1980s, focused efforts by Bombay police led by then DCP Y C Pawar destroyed Varadarajan's mafia organisation, forcing him to flee to Chennai. The legendary Indian film director has said that he took inspirations for his film 'X' from Varadarajan mudaliyar. ID the film X
  9. 9. Answer • Nayakan
  10. 10. ID X and Y • X is the name of a supposed sunken landmass referred to in the ancient Tamil and Sanskrit Matsya Purana. It is said to have been located in the Indian Ocean, south of present-day Kanyakumari district at the southern tip of India.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tamil nationalists came to identify X with Y, a "lost continent" posited in the 19th century to account for discontinuities in biogeography. In these accounts, X became the "cradle of civilization", the origin of human languages in general and the Tamil language in particular. These ideas gained notability in Tamil academic literature over the first decades of the 20th century,
  11. 11. Answer • X=Kumari Kandam • Y=lemuria
  12. 12. FITB • Lightstruck, or “_______” , beer has been exposed to ultraviolet and visible light. The light causes riboflavin to react with and break down isohumulones, a molecule that contributes to the bitterness of the beer and is derived from the hops. The resulting molecule, 3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol, is very similar chemically and in odour to the musk-borne mercaptins that are a ____'s natural defenses. • In some cases, such as Miller High Life, a hop extract that does not have isohumulones is used to bitter the beer so it cannot be "lightstruck". A dark brown glass bottle gives some protection to the beer, but green and clear glass bottles offer virtually no protection at all.
  13. 13. Answer • Skunked Beer
  14. 14. ID X and Y  A group of women known as the "original 9" had been fighting for equal pay in their feild in the 1900s. However in a world dominated by men, they didnt seem to get their way. When one woman X ( not part of the Original 9) challenged the system and her male counterpart Y, what followed was the '____________' massacre, probably the biggest setback in their movement. followin which Y famously remarked "“a women’s place is in the kitchen and the bedroom- and not necessarily in that order.”
  15. 15. Answer  X: Margeret Court  Y: Bobby Riggs
  16. 16. What are these?• In Upper Limb • Axillary _____: located inferiorly of the lateral wall of the axilla • Brachial _______: located on the inside of the upper arm near the elbow. • Radial _______: located on the lateral of the X • Ulnar______ : located on the medial of the X • in Lower limb • Femoral ____: located in the inner thigh. • Popliteal _____: Above the knee in the popliteal fossa. • Dorsalis pedis _____: located on top of the foot. • Tibialis posterior _____: located on the medial side of the ankle • in Head and neck • Carotid ___: located in the neck • Facial _____: located on the mandible • Temporal _____: located on the temple • Apical ______: located in the 4.5th or 5th left intercostal space,
  17. 17. Answer • Common palpable sites for checking pulse blanks-pulse
  18. 18. FITB • ____, is a German consumer products company based in Kronberg. From 1984 until 2005, ____ was a wholly owned subsidiary of The Gillette Company, which had purchased a controlling interest in the company in 1967. ____is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, which acquired Gillette in 2005. ____ is said to have heavily inspired apple's design for many years. most of the apple products have stark resemblance to ___ products which released years ago apple's.
  19. 19. Answer • Braun
  20. 20. Who about what? • "I get brought in right at the last moment, where if they've worked out that they have a clarity issue or whatever, they can always add it to my dialogue. I feel like a pirate. This is robbery. I walk in, I say some lines on a piece of paper for two hours, and then they give me a bag of money and I leave and I go about my day. I sort of feel guilty, because at least acting can be exhausting, with long hours...but I do nothing! And I've never seen one of them. It's not because of any snobbishness, it's just not my thing. I'm plagued by fanboys who love X.... They come up and I've got no idea what they're talking about. I've got no idea about X- I don't get sent the whole script."
  21. 21. Answer • Paul bettany who voices J.A.R.V.I.S in Iron Man
  22. 22. FITB  __________ has the world record for an opening partnership with Pankaj Roy of 413 runs. He is however best known for a controversial wicket he took, on a tour of Australia in 1947-48. This came to be known as __________ after him. Don Bradman regarding this famously said "For the life of me, I can't understand why [the press] questioned his sportsmanship. The laws of cricket make it quite clear that the non striker must keep within his ground until the ball has been delivered. If not, why is the provision there which enables the bowler to run him out? By backing up too far or too early, the nonstriker is very obviously gaining an unfair advantage."
  23. 23. Answer:  Vinoo Mankad and Mankading
  24. 24. ID X Xs modern design was initially created by William A. Turnier. In a modification to the design in 1924, the center of X was filled with a ring of laurels, two turtledoves and a thicker, more mechanical X font. Of that design, architecture critic Paul Goldberger wrote in the Times on the X's 75th anniversary, "It stands as the archetype of its kind, a reminder that ______ are designed as consciously as buildings, and sometimes better."
  25. 25. Answer Design on Oreo Cookie .
  26. 26. ID X • “Sobering Thought” a 1 per cent dark stout was created specifically for the X trilogy, as a beer was needed that looked authentic, while having a low alcohol volume. This way no actor's performance was impaired. It was also the official brew enjoyed by the actors of X trilogy. It consists of a blend of Harrington's Premium Stout.
  27. 27. • X once tore a groin muscle so bad that he had to wear a stiff shoulder-to-groin brace that locked his body in a rigid upright position. It was far more constraining than his usual back brace, which he continued to wear. The two braces made it impossible for X to bend in reflex when he was first struck, X was a sitting duck for the final shot by his assassin as it was not possible for him to duck and take cover. ID X
  28. 28. • John F Kennedy
  29. 29. • In 1983, X picked up his business degree from Ball State University and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at the age of 22, he knocked down the broom closet of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), purchased $1600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar. • From day one, X knew he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients, and he refused to sway from that commitment to quality. It worked, and people loved his pizza. • How do we know his pizza chain today?
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  31. 31. The church of X ism argues that X is actually a god. They claim that all the qualities of a god are met by X, namely omnipresence , omniscient, immortality, proof of existence, answering prayers, being infinite, Omnibenevolent(commit no evil), an entity that people turn to in times of need. ID the religion X and the deity
  32. 32. • Googlism and Google
  33. 33. • Ask anyone in the wedding industry about Marc Friedland and you’ll be met with the phrases “godfather of invitation” and “stationer to the stars”. This Los-Angeles based designer moves in the highest of wedding circles and is known worldwide for his original, innovative and downright exquisite works of art. His book “Invitations” was released in 1998 and since then, has created several lines of signature stationery for brands such as Swarovski, The Wynn Hotel, Neiman MNarcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Pottery Barn. In 2011, he was selected to create the first ever custom-designed envelopes for a very famous yearly event. what event?
  34. 34. Answer • Oscars
  35. 35. End of Infi pounce 1 Scores
  36. 36. Theme Round-1
  37. 37. Rules • Each answer fetches 10 points • Points for cracking the overall theme is given in each slide. • 1 try per slide for the theme.
  38. 38. ID the term • In diplomacy, this latin origin term literally means "an unwelcome person", It refers to a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government. It is the most serious form of censure which one country can apply to foreign diplomats, who are otherwise protected by diplomatic immunity from arrest and other normal kinds of prosecution. +40/-20
  39. 39. • Persona non grata
  40. 40. FITB • _______ policy is a military strategy which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. It is a military strategy where all of the assets that are used or can be used by the enemy are targeted, such as food sources, transportation, communications, industri al resources, and even the people in the area. The practice can be carried out by an army in enemy territory, or in its own home territory. +35/-17
  41. 41. • Scorched earth
  42. 42. FITB • _______ is a warning to train passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the train door and the station platform. It was introduced in 1969 on the London Underground. The phrase is also associated with t-shirts that Transport for London sells featuring the phrase printed over a London Transport symbol. +30/-15
  43. 43. Answer • Mind the gap
  44. 44. FITB • ___________ is a 2011 British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher , the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( of the 20th century. The film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Thatcher is portrayed primarily by Meryl Streep, and, in her formative and early political years, by Alexandra Roach. While the film was met with mixed reviews, Streep's performance was widely acclaimed, and considered to be one of the finest of her career. She received her 17th Best Actress Oscar nomination and ultimately won the award, across 3 decades. She also earned her third Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (eighth overall), and her second BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. +25/-12
  45. 45. • Iron Lady
  46. 46. FITB • The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as _________ and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began in late October 1929 and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries. The American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941 moved approximately ten million people out of the civilian labor force and into the war. +20/-10
  47. 47. • Black Tuesday
  48. 48. ID X-Y • A X-Y team is one that separates the tasks of finding targets and attacking them, for handling by separate components of the team. Examples include: • Two-person sniper teams, one using specialized optical hardware and the other a rifle • Pairs of F-4G "Wild Weasels" and F-16Cs, where the F- 4G "hunter" can detect, identify, and locate an enemy's radar and then direct the F-16C's weapons to the site • *M2 Bradley Infantry / Cavalry Fighting Vehicles often "hand off" fire missions to M1 Abrams main battle tanks in their X-Y team +15/-7
  49. 49. • Hunter-Killer
  50. 50. FITB • The ______________ is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones. The ______________ is a roughly circular area, typically 30–65 km (20–40 miles) in diameter. It is surrounded a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather occurs. The cyclone's lowest barometric pressure occurs in ___________, and can be as much as 15 percent lower than the pressure outside the storm. +10/-5
  51. 51. • Eye of the storm
  52. 52. FITB • __________ is a flow regime characterized by chaotic and suspected stochastic property changes. This includes low momentum diffusion, high momentum convection, and rapid variation of pressure and velocity in space and time. Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman described ______________ as "the most important unsolved problem of classical physics.” +5/0
  53. 53. Answer • Turbulence
  54. 54. Theme?
  55. 55. Theme • Mission Titles of MW3
  56. 56. Infi Pounce-2 +10 on bounce +10/-10 on pounce Anti Clockwise
  57. 57. Reasons for what? • The _____ not overlapping, so they're fully and clearly visible and their styling can be admired. • The arrangement of the ____ is symmetrical, which people generally find more pleasant than asymmetry, making the product more appealing to customers. • The manufacturer's logo is not only visible, but nicely framed by the hands. • Additional elements on the face won't be obscured. the standard setting used to be something that made the face look like it was frowning. To make the products look "happier," the setting was flipped into a smile (occasionally, you'll still see the old setting where the manufacturer's logo is at bottom of the face).
  58. 58. Answer • The time 10:10 being shown in Watch ads
  59. 59. Put Funda
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  61. 61. • The Background in the interior scenes of the film oblivion were actually pre recorded real footage , projected on a screen outside the set. why was the traditional chroma key (blue/green screen replacement) method avoided?
  62. 62. Answer • The interior sets were majority of white and glass, a large blue/green screen outside the set would lead to diffusion of the color all over the set, Becoming a nightmare for the post production artists.
  63. 63. ID X US Patent 5,519,963 was awarded to Taiwanese inventor Tsao-i Shih in 1996 for a device X. The handle contains batteries and a charging mechanism that generates high voltage. The circuit is composed of an electronic oscillator, a step-up transformer and a voltage multiplier. When the gap between electrodes is bridged, a spark jumps through . A capacitor attached to the electrodes discharges during the spark.They usually contain three grids and the outermost grids or rods are at the same electrical potential.
  64. 64. Answer  Electric Fly swatter
  65. 65. • this 24 crore 'item' that played an important role during the 2010 commonwealth games, was first offered to DRDO after the end of the games, the DRDO rejected the gift stating that it had no use of it. At last, it was bought by the Goa government for the Lusofonia Games in November that saw participation of 12 Portuguese-speaking countries. It was sold at a token amount of rs.1 as the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports cannot charge anything from a government agency. • What 'Item'?
  66. 66. Answer • The aerostat used in Opening and closing ceremony
  67. 67. • Assassin's Creed: ____ is a series of three short films based on the Assassin's Creed II video game. The films are made by Ubisoft and the first episode was released on 26 October 2009 on YouTube. The films have a promotional goal for the game as well as an attempt for Ubisoft to make its first step in the film industry. Both film makers and game makers worked very closely to link the two titles. Live actors were filmed on green screen which was then replaced by the game's environment extracted from the game engine.
  68. 68. Answer
  69. 69. ID X In the 17th century women who were generally barred from education, gathered in salons in Paris and discussed social issues, particularly woman empowerment, financial and physical independence, marriage and so on. This evolved into a controversial parlor game where folktales were told cleverly blending in religious and political subtexts and commenting on aristocratic life, later evolving into X.
  70. 70. Answer  Fairy Tales
  71. 71. • X is a fictional artificially intelligent (AI) character in the Halo video game series. Voiced by Jen Taylor. During gameplay, X provides backstory and tactical information to the player, who assumes the role of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. In the story, she is instrumental in preventing the activation of the Halo installations, which would have destroyed all sentient life in the galaxy. • lately Microsoft is working on its own version of Siri called X. The software is based on the knowledge database that powers Bing, called Satori. ZDNet reports that, unlike Siri, X will become more central to the Windows operating system experience. It will roll out not just on Windows Phone, but across major Microsoft platforms, such as desktop Windows and the Xbox One. id X
  72. 72. Answer • Cortana
  73. 73. Put Funda • Upholstered furniture, coffee tables, rattan furniture, bookshelves, media storage, doorknobs: Swedish placenames (for example: Klippan) • Beds, wardrobes, hall furniture: Norwegian place names • Dining tables and chairs: Finnish place names • Bookcase ranges: Occupations • Bathroom articles: Scandinavian lakes, rivers and bays • Kitchens: grammatical terms, sometimes also other names • Chairs, desks: men's names • Fabrics, curtains: women's names • Garden furniture: Swedish islands • Carpets: Danish place names
  74. 74. Answer • Naming of items in IKEA
  75. 75. • Since 2001, the Library of Congress has treated at least 250,000 books every year with magnesium oxide. why?
  76. 76. Answer • To de-acidify paper and slow decay.
  77. 77. • Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is an American chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a current NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a crew member of Expedition 27 after logging 159 days in space. why is she in the news recently?
  78. 78. Answer • She gave scientific advice to Sandra bullock from space station, for Bullock’s upcoming film Gravity
  79. 79. What am I talking about? • Red Xs were eliminated in 1976 because of health concerns over the dye amaranth , which was a suspected carcinogen, and were replaced with orange-colored Xs. This was done despite the fact that X's did not contain the dye; the action was purely to satisfy worried consumers. Red Xs were reintroduced ten years later, but they also kept the orange colored Xs. They currently contain Allura Red AC
  80. 80. Answer • m&m
  81. 81. • The American cheeseburger is a law in US sought to protect producers and retailers of foods—such as McDonald's Corporation—from an increasing number of suits and class action suits by a certain group of people. The Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2004, but did not receive a Senate vote. • The bill was reintroduced in 2005 by Florida Republican Congressman Ric Keller. Keller had taken the maximum level of PAC donations up to $300,000 for his personal campaign funding from restaurants including McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King. On October 19, 2005, it once again passed the House with a 306-120 vote Once again, it failed to achieve a Senate vote.Many state legislatures have considered their own versions of the bill. what is this bill about?
  82. 82. Answer • It prevents obese people from suing fast food companies for causing them obesity.
  83. 83. • X (shown in Video) is a collective word for indigenous martial arts originally developed in what are now Indonesia, peninsular Malaysia, south Thailand, and Singapore, it is also traditionally practiced in Brunei, Vietnam and the southern Philippines. There are hundreds of different styles but they tend to focus either on strikes, joint manipulation, throws, bladed weaponry, or some combination thereof. ID the martial art X
  84. 84. Answer • Silat
  85. 85. • It was developed during the 1870's in Rangoon, Burma, by herbalist Aw Chu Kin, who on his deathbed, asked his sons Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par to perfect the product. • Named after Aw Boon Haw whose name means "Gentle X", XY is a herbal formulation for external pain relief. XY is available in several varieties, the "cold" XY White (recommended for use with headaches) and the "hot" XY Red. Another version is called XY Ultra. • From the package notes that accompany XY "XY is made from a secret herbal formulation that dates back to the times of the Chinese emperors. The Aw brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, inherited the formulation from their herbalist father who left China. They call it XY, after Boon Haw, (whose name in Chinese meant "X") who was instrumental in devising the remarkable selling strategies that made XY a household name in many East and South Eastern Asian countries today."
  86. 86. Answer • Tiger Balm
  87. 87. • In India, the construction of the extraordinarily beautiful skyscraper, scheduled for completion in 2014 year. Tower “X ", which will combine the business center, a hotel and a shopping and entertainment complex, graced the fifth largest metropolis of the world - the city of Mumbai According to the architects who worked on the design of the building, the majestic skyscraper symbolizes the traditional Indian culture. A flowery patterns that adorn the exterior of a building, borrowed from the tradition of mehndi, which is very common in India, the Arab world and North Africa. As expected, the Royal and Presidential suites will be among some of the most luxurious of all of the world. When developing unusual relief of the future skyscraper experts relied on the prospects of the flow of the windGo preparatory work before construction of the foundation of the future skyscraper “X", Mumbai, India. (pic on next slide)
  88. 88. Answer • Namaste
  89. 89. Special Round
  90. 90. Rules • Foreign film posters will be shown. • ID the Indian film whose poster was “inspired” from each of them • Differential scoring • 8 gets it: 0 points • 7 gets it: 2 points • 6 gets it: 4 points • 5gets it: 6 points • 4 gets it: 8 points • 3 gets it: 10 points • 2 gets it: 12 points • 1 gets it: 14 points
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  105. 105. A Quiz by S.Thirukumaran Varna Suresh