Go Ogle 2009 The 4th Online Quizzing Championship Karnataka Quiz Association
<ul><li>The Rules </li></ul><ul><li>5 Sections </li></ul><ul><li>We close the quiz at 0700hrs IST on 2 nd Jan </li></ul><ul><li>Post your answers using the comment function </li></ul><ul><li>Sign off with your name and email address if you are not a blogger/on Open ID </li></ul>
Section One Long Connect: 16 slides The answer to each question is a name One point per correct answer. Four points for the connection.
ANSWER Bette Davis Jennifer Beals plays Bette Porter in The L Word . Plus the Davis Cup.
17. Greta Garbo, and Monroe Dietrich and DiMaggio Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean On the cover of a magazine Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean Picture of a beauty queen Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers, dance on air They had style, they had grace Rita Hayworth gave good face Lauren, Katherine, Lana too Bette Davis, we love you
ANSWER Icons of style who are named in the lyrics of the Madonna number Vogue.
Section Two 20 visuals One point for each correct answer
ANSWER Sometime in 2008, a crowd gathered at Liverpool Station, sang Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, and left . The term Rickmob was thus coined—combining the neologisms Rickrolling and Flash Mob.
20. These outfits are both named in tribute to which character?
37. The dozen that exist owe more to this recent material and to some spinning tool rather than to ancient workers who imagined the body in entirely different ways. Which dozen?
ANSWER The so-called Aztec Crystal Skulls were found to have been turned out by some machine featuring a spinning disc mechanism and the liberal use of carborundum . Take that, Indy.
Section Three Arbit at Heart Two points for each correct answer 4-point bonus if you can explain everything.
38a. Go carefully from one to seven The trick is to view it like stairs: boy may have stumbled down while nursery girl stood watching. The cracked heads were vinegar mended. On no account should you attempt the linear. The logic of the line falls apart when burning conscience prompts bluster, not baluster. Hit the deck !
ANSWER As per the advice given, you could go from the first word in Line 1, to the second word in line 2 and so on till you get the sentence ‘the boy stood on the burning deck’.
38b. Go again! More than one guy was definitely involved
ANSWER If, shudders, it were possible to have more than one He-Man, it is equally possible that some people could call them He-mans.
38c. No other go! Damn. If only she had a house!
ANSWER If Bianca Castafiore had a house, the Spanish element in her regrettably small fan following would perhaps refer to it as Casa Bianca.
38d. Felicia Hemans wrote the poem Casabianca, which begins with the lines “The boy stood on the burning deck/Whence all but he had fled”. The inspiration for this poem was the death of Giocante Casabianca along with his father on board the French ship L’Orient.
Section Four 10 connections to figure out Explain your connection for two points Full points only if you establish the connect 5-point bonus if you crack all 10
39a. A real-life story connects this visual to some of the objects in the other picture. What might the story be?
ANSWER A: John Mortimer, who created Rumpole of the Bailey, with Leo McKern, who played the chap. B: Pulley-blocks used on ship masts. Mortimer was hired to defend Virgin Records in an obscenity trial caused by the release of the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks . Mortimer defended the title by getting etymologists to testify that the offending word was part of normal vocabulary and was even applied to the bullock-block—a pulley-block used in the top-masts of Royal Navy ships
ANSWER General Manoel Belgrano, Argentinian historical figure after whom the General Belgrano— the ship that was sunk during the Falklands conflict—was named.
45a. Either connect or complicate using another writer’s name
45b. Either connect or complicate using another writer’s name
ANSWER (a)Alice Keppel, mistress to Edward VII, with her daughter. Her daughter Violet Keppel, later Trefusis, went on to have a passionate love affair with (b) Vita Sackville-West. Virginia Woolf makes references to all of this in the novel Orlando.
ANSWER The Airbrush, used in Stalin’s time as a tool by which people inconvenient to the regime could be removed from photographs. Leon Trotsky was airbrushed out of this photograph of Lenin and Stalin.
ANSWER The film (b) Baby Doll was based on a play by (a) Tennessee Williams. It also is the term used for outfits such as the ones worn by the women in the cartoon (c).
Section Five 20 questions One point for each correct answer
49. If a strumpet went East, you'd find a novelist. His mother went to America and found that the common form of her name caused much sniggering. She wrote that Americans were obsessed with cows. Name the literary pair .
ANSWER Trollop+e=Trollope Anthony Trollope and his mother Frances, who wrote the book The Domestic Manners of Americans .
50. Begin on a Chinese hairstyle, follow it up with a bit of a turn. Then smash the ego of a retired Pakistani bowler. This is how we get to a not-so-fictional country.
ANSWER Q+U+Imran (Khan) - I (Ego) =QUMRAN Both the location of the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the name of a fictional country in the Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister series
51. Make a sortey and return to town with six weights!
ANSWER Sortey is an anagram for Troyes, from where the idea of Troy weights takes its name.
52. Legit or not, legs are all her camera got: Jacko’s gay neighbour is thus a word I wot. I can hear the sound of approaching relatives too.
ANSWER Approaching relatives=kin near Greg Kinnear, who played Jack Nicholson’s gay neighbour in As Good As It Gets, has seen his surname become a word meaning to photograph celebrities surreptitiously. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee made an attempt to do so when she saw Kinnear on a plane, and managed to get a great shot of his legs. For more: http://obsidiankitten.blogspot.com/2008/10/yarn-harlot-makes-kinnear-verb.html
53. What Yank unit is 31 gees to drink, and 42 to burn?
ANSWER The barrel. The standard American beer barrel is 31 gallons while the a barrel of crude holds 42 gallons.
54. What the girdle, the roof and the unforgettable singer have in common?
ANSWER Girdle, from pelvic girdle/pelvis=Elvis Roof as in Gabled Roof=Clark Gable Nat Cole sang Unforgettable All of them shared the nickname King.
55. Which four-legged little thief is also a verb meaning to bring to light?
ANSWER The ferret derives its name from a Latin word meaning thief. To ferret something out would be to bring it to light.
56. CV: hosted a Cold War counterpart to CERN. Identify .
ANSWER CV=105 Chemical element No. 105 is named Dubnium, after Dubna, the town where Kurchatov did some great work . Dubna was home to the JINR, some kind of Soviet-era counterpart to CERN
57. The quiet one’s message to God could have read Yu Staff Lover!
ANSWER George Harrison, the quiet Beatle, wrote a song titled Savoy Truffle . The inspiration was apparently Eric Clapton’s sweet tooth. Yu Staff Lover can be rearranged to provide this title .
58. Goodfellow has a sporting audience, in short.
ANSWER Robin Goodfellow is the name sometimes used for Puck, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream fame. A puck is also used in ice-hockey
59. Who pings the lads for a good sport and great company?
ANSWER Pings the lads will yield Spalding, the sports accessories company.
60. Never short of things to do when you form a line, eschew moss, throw a top, or smash something. What are we looking at here?
ANSWER Music Magazines: Form a line=Q Eschew Moss: Rolling Stone throw a top = Spin, & Kerrang! = The noise heard when you smash a guitar!
61. Sounds like two French months, but is actually one place, with a river on both sides.
ANSWER Majuli, the world’s largest riverine island, takes its name from a phrase with that meaning
62. A 1726 reason for six inches never amounting to very much.
ANSWER Swift published Gulliver’s Travels in 1726. Lilliput and so on.
63. O harm UK Tram for something the Italians banned. Four words.
ANSWER O harm Uk tram is an anagram for Omar Mukhtar, the Libyan fighter who organised resistance to the invading Italians during World War II. The film based on his life was titled Lion of the Desert : Italy banned the film for some time on the grounds that it was insulting to their army.
64. An escaping sibilant turns French novelist into gas-lover from another field.
ANSWER Proust – s=Prout. William Prout proposed the theory that Hydrogen, or more specifically the Hydrogen atom, constitutes what he described as ‘primary matter.’
65. Bilingually, you could say he is a father. After his wife died, he became a unit.
ANSWER Lincoln College at Oxford University was founded by a Bishop of Lincoln to roll back the Lollard tide. Wesley was a fellow at Lincoln when he began the movement that was later termed Methodism. Girish Karnad is an alumnus as also John Le Carre, who based Smiley on Vivian Green, one of his tutors at the college.
Section Six Theme Two Four questions One point for every correct answer
ANSWER Fort McHenry, near Baltimore. The defence of this fort during the 1812 war with Britain inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner
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ANSWER Theodore Roosevelt wrote a history of the 1812 war titled The Naval War of 1812 . He was also responsible for the building of the Panama Canal. Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, seen on the poster, was the first designated US National Monument –one of TR’s ideas. He won the Peace Nobel in 1906 for negotiating a settlement of conflict between Russia and Japan.
Section Six Theme Three Four questions One point for every correct answer
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ANSWER Washington Post Their journalists broke the Watergate story. Sousa composed a piece titled Washington Post. Art Buchwald’s column in the paper was syndicated worldwide. The caricature of Nixon is by Herblock, the celebrated cartoonist who spent all of his career at the same paper.
Section Six Theme Four Four questions One point for every correct answer
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ANSWER Jefferson Jefferson is the county seat of the imaginary territory that Faulkner created. It is also Bill Clinton’s middle name. Grace Slick sang for Jefferson Airplane while a Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States during the Civil War.
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