KQA Lone Wolf Finals - August 7th 2011Presentation Transcript
Lone Wolf Quiz Finals QMs: KVK, Vineeth S, Sid Sen and Ashwan Lewis
Round 1 – Wright Bros Written round 6 questions +5 points each +10 if you get all 6 correct From 1999-2008, the US issued quarters (25¢ coins) commemorating each of the states and territories. All you have to do is identify the states for the 6 coins you will see. The year the state joined the union is at the top, and the year the coin was issued is below.
Answers Ohio Georgia Washington Tennessee New Jersey Missouri
Round 2 16 questions clockwise on infinite bounce +10 for a correct answer
1. What’s the significance of this scene from the TV show Arrested Development? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRItEpsBgJk
Henry Winkler played the character Fonzie on Happy Days and was in a famous scene where he jumps over a shark while waterskiing. This is where we get the phrase “jumping the shark” from. Henry Winkler also plays the lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development and as you saw, he “jumped the shark” again. 1.
2. "I had a great deal of difficulty with the novel and thought I would never finish it. I began it in 1912, and then came the war. I took it with me when I returned to ______ in 1921 but found what I had written wasn’t ______ at all. It was like sticking a photograph on a picture. However, I couldn’t write it when I was in _______. When I got away, I could get on with it." Who, on which book, that finds in its last lines the sentence "But the horses didn't want it — they swerved apart" ?
E. M. Forster, A Passage to India 2.
3. This papal bull (perhaps, the most important one of the present times) was signed on 24 February 1582, and is known by its opening words 'Inter gravissimas'. It was a modification of a proposal made by the Calabrian doctor Aloysius Lilius (or Lilio). What was it about?
3. The introduction of the Gregorian Calendar (by Pope Gregory XIII).
4. Wallet Adjective When you pay someone a small fee to park your car, and later, bring it back to you, usually at five-star hotels. Sometimes incorrectly pronounced, “vallay”. e.g. “Saar, wallet parking is there.” Which crowd-sourced website will you find definitions like this on?
4. Incidentally, the creators initially wanted to name it wonly.in for “wonly in India” or “we are like this only”
Dubbed by one scientist as the “immigration delay disease,” researchers in Israel recently identified the genetic changes that might cause it. What is this condition? 5.
Adermatoglyphia – lack of fingerprints 5.
6. Sometimes a record label is founded as a fully or partially owned subsidiary of a larger, established record label, this subsidiary being controlled by a successful artist signed to the larger label. The artists can then release albums of their own or release albums of other artists who they admire, under this subsidiary label with the funding, production and publicity all being handled by the larger label. One of the main reasons is to keep an artist who sells well, happy. What informal name is given to such a label ?
Vanity label 6.
7. Contrary to the chronology shown in a recent hit movie, event “A” actually takes places after event “B”. Event “A” takes place in the last Wednesday in August, while Event “B” takes place every year from July 6–14. Consequently, while going from Event “B” to Event “A” might be possible, the reverse would not quite work. Event “A” originated from a street fight near a handy grocery store. Following several years of disagreement on whether Event “A” should be allowed to occur or not, and several gap years in the middle on that account, the event has been happening continuously since 1959. Event “B” originates pursuant to a hurrying tactic by merchants heading to the market place for sale, and the local name of the event literally means “to lock/shut up, to pen”. What are Events “A” and “B”?
7. Tomatino Running of the Bulls (encierro)
8. 2 battles in 1859 lead to 2 colours being named after the respective locations. The more famous one is magenta. The other, a purplish red colour, was named after a village in northern Italy, where a battle was fought on June 24, 1859, resulting in 40,000 casualties in a single day. It was named so because the dye of this colour was discovered shortly after the battle, and supposedly represented how the battlefield appeared after the bloodshed. Which colour?
8. Solferino. (More famous for the association with Henry Dunant)
An Indian best-seller from 2010 uses the probable ancient name for the Indus Valley Civilisation in its title. Which name? 9.
Meluha. (The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi) 9.
10. Identify the person on the right. Also, name the painter.
John Milton, Eugène Delacroix. (Milton Dictates the Lost Paradise to His Three Daughters) 10.
11. ____ (1934), ____ Comes Back (1935), ____ Opens the Door (1943), ____ in the Park (1952), ____ From A to Z (1962), ____ in the Kitchen (1975), ____ in Cherry Tree Lane (1982), ____ and the House Next Door (1988). Which character's name completes this series of books?
Mary Poppins 11.
Voltaire in his “Essaisurl’histoiregenerale et sur les moeurs et l’espirit des nations” (1756) remarked sardonically that "this agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the ____ ____ ____ was neither ____, nor ____, nor an ____." Which 3-word phrase are we looking for? 12.
Holy Roman Empire 12.
13. ________ with the straw bags which were her trademark style. Now as most women will tell you straw bags have a propensity to spill, and so also it happened with ________, most inauspiciously while she tried placing it in the overhead compartment of her flight. Trying to salvage the situation, _______ then told her co passenger that she had unfortunately never met a bag she liked. Id ___________ and what resulted.
13. Jane Birkin and the Birkin Bag by Hermes
14. Madonna’s Express Yourself is one of the most expensive music videos made(cost $5 million) and was directed by a then-unknown director. Id the movie it is inspired by and the director of the music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12wP5W2R0wY
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis Music video director is David Fincher (Se7en, Social Network, etc) 14.
15. Richard Handl, a 31 year old man in Ängelholm, Sweden was arrested a few days ago for attempting something in his kitchen using mail order parts and material scavenged from a fire alarm/smoke detector. Even though he documented his efforts on a blog, he was only found out because he actually wrote to the authorities asking if his experiments were legal. What was he trying to do?
15. Build a nuclear reactor
16. The first book sold by Sachin Bansal and BinnyBansal, was John Woods' Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, which may be considered strangely ironic since both Sachin and Binny had just quit working for Amazon.com to sell the book. On August 1, 2011 the markets were abuzz with speculation that Sachin and Binny were close to raising $150 million in a PE round of funding from the private equity firm General Atlantic Partners, at a valuation of $1 billion. And just as a BTW though Sachin and Binny share the same last name, they aren’t brothers. Id the company started by Sachin and Binny.
Round 3 16 questions anti-clockwise on infinite bounce +10 for a correct answer
Officially coming to an end in June 2008, Florian Kaps and Andre Bosman would meet at its closing party in Enschede, Netherlands, and decide to start The Impossible Project to keep this system from coming to an end. What system? 1.
2. It is perhaps best characterized by the same word repeated twice at the end of the movie. The story of the movie is geographically transposed eastward with reference to where it is located in the book on which the movie is based. It is connected to a performance at Bayreuth every five to seven years, the performance of which also lends its name to another very recent movie.
Apocalypse Now (“the horror, the horror”), transposition from Conrad's Africa to Vietnam/Cambodia, Bayreuth connection - the OST uses The Ride of The Valkyrie from The Ring Cycle of Wagner 2.
87 Sylvia, one of the largest asteroids is remarkable for possessing two moons discovered in 2001 and 2004. What are their names? 3.
Romulus and Remus (Rhea Silvia is the mythological mother of the twins) 3.
4. Chrisopher Bird and Nathan Emery from University of Cambridge in May 2009 published a paper titled “Insightful problem solving and creative tool modification by captive nontool-using Rooks”, describing the results of an an experiment they did using 4 rooks - Cook, Fry, Connelly and Monroe. The experiment involved the solving of a situation based on a 2000 year old tale. What was the paper all about?
4. Aesop’s Fable A thirsty crow drops stones into a vessel to raise the water level enough to get a drink. Christopher Bird and Nathan Emery performed the experiment using four captive rooks, using a floating worm to tempt the rooks to drop stones into the vessel. All four rooks solved the problem, and showed an appreciation of the number of stones required. They also learned to pick larger stones over smaller ones, and that the same trick wouldn’t work with a worm floating on sawdust.
5. Bust of a person whose name means 'surrounded by glory'. Who?
6. In common naval use, this term is fundamentally a temporary designation. Over the years, it has been borrowed in metaphoric form by industries such as broadcasting, automobiles, education, and retailing to refer to their highest profile or most expensive products and outlets. What 8-letter term?
7. To date, the 'Entombment of Christ', dated 1709 by Pieter van der Werff is the oldest known painting where a discovery by the paint maker Diesbach was used. What discovery?
Prussian blue 7.
8. It was created by Thomas Wilfred and employed reflective mirrors, hand-painted glass disks and bent pieces of metal - all housed in a screened wooden cabinet - to transform beams of light produced by a series of lamps. Its very recent use was described variously as, "yolk-colored blob", "a great whatsit", "glimmers of unfathomable light" and "can only represent the creator", what am I talking about?
The first and closing scenes of Terence Malick's "Tree of Life", which used Thomas Wilfred's relatively unknown lumia composition, Opus 161 8.
9. Identify the type of performance. The name originates from the mimicry of the first generation of drum machines (which were popularly known as ____). Also Id the performer, a Bangalore based Christ college grad – who on February 5, 2011 set the Guinness World record for the largest human ______ ensemble involving 1,246 participants at Christ University, Bangalore.
9. The 1st generation drum machines were ‘beat boxes’ and hence the term Beatboxing. The performer is Vineeth Vincent.
10. Which director's achievements include directing his daughter and his father to Oscar wins (for acting) in different films?
John Huston directed Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and Anjelica Huston (Prizzi'sHonor). 10.
11. This German term, originally used in chess, describes a situation where one player is put at a disadvantage because he has to make a move – the player would prefer to pass and make no move. The fact that the player must make a move means that his position will be significantly weaker than the hypothetical one in which it were his opponent's turn to move. What term, now used in other games and game theory?
12. Technical advancements complement sports persons and generally help sports advance. A particular piece of sporting equipment has virtually undergone no change since the Swedish company Malmsten AB introduced a sturdy but cheap and customisable model in the 1970s. It was widely copied thereafter and continues to be used even today. What?
Swedish swimming goggles 12.
This 13 part TV series although over 30 years old is one of the most widely watched in the world. Recently, plans to make a sequel were announced with Seth McFarlane (of Family Guy fame) and Ann Druyan producing and Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting it. Which TV show? 13.
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage 13.
14. Originally named El Draque (after Sir Francis Drake) this common man’s drink called for aguardiente, a sugar-cane juice liquor and mint, sugar and lime which helped to mask the harsh taste. It’s present name is attributed to a common Cuban seasoning made with lime and garlic or alternatively a derivative of the Spanish for “a little wet” Name this cocktail
Mojito from Mojo 14.
The current world record for this feat set just about a month ago stands at 5.66s and is held by a FeliksZemdegs, an Australian schoolboy. The “equipment” used in this sport comes in types A, B, C, D, E, and F and sometimes DIY. What sport? 15.
15. Solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube. He also holds the record for the 4x4x4, 5x5x5 and 6x6x6
16. Tongue in cheek (or rather face palm) explanation of the creation of what?
Round 4 – Theme 6 written questions that connect to a non-exhaustive theme – 5 points each 20/-10 points for theme on q1/2 10/-5 points on q3/4 5/0 points on q5/6
He is the only player to win the Wimbledon Men’s singles title after entering as a wildcard. In 1992, he was also the flag-bearer at the Olympics for his newly independent country. Who? 1. +20/-10
Methods include barriers, fences, stanchions with retractable tape. Some times even involving a bouncer or a doorman. What two word phrase describes this prevention of disorder? 2. +20/-10
Located just outside Washington D.C., this town’s name comes from the Aramaic or Hebrew words meaning “house of mercy/kindness.” It is also the location of the National Institutes of Health. 3. +10/-05
This word originates from the West Country dialect of English language, meaning “Anything thick and squat.” Around 1930 the name was also used for a rubber eraser. It’s present (and most common) use, attributed to A J Hackett is Kiwi slang. 4. +10/-5
This device comes in a variety of designs but typically consists of a body, bonnet, ports, a handle or actuator, a disc and trim (all the parts inside) Some examples are ball, butterfly, aspin and globe. 5. +5/0
6. +5/0 In Japanese, _____ is the nominalized form of a verb meaning "to hit the target" or "to receive something fortuitously". The word ‘_____' is used in Japanese when a prediction comes true or when someone wins a lottery. In the game Go, _____ is a term which means a state where a stone or group of stones is imminently in danger of being taken by one's opponent Fill in the blank with the name of a company
GoranIvanisevic, for Croatia Crowd control Bethesda Bungy/bungee – supposedly Kiwi slang for elastic strap Valve Atari
Theme… Game companies/publishers Croteam – makes the popular shooter Serious Sam CCP – EVE Online Bethesda Softworks – Fallout series Bungie - Halo Valve – Half Life etc Atari – Pong!
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