Greycells and Gyaanartha presents

Anoop Adithian
Memorial Open Quiz 2013
PRELIMS
• 30 questions
• Questions 11-20 will be starred
• Keep your phones switched off
1. Greek stamp issued on
20th August, 1995. What
does it pay tribute to ?
2. These are the ruins of an Akhara located in
Rajgir, Bihar and is supposed to be the place
where a mythological King use...
3. Composer – conductor Sung Jin Hong is composing
an opera based on X, which will be released in 2014.
Here is what he ha...
4. Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the
immortal jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that
can at any stage of its life ...
5. Whose proposed statue, „Statue of unity‟ will
be the world‟s tallest once it is completed?
6. Albert Goodwill __________ began his
professional baseball career with the Boston
Red Stockings in 1871. Over his caree...
7.
8. This is the new uniform of the tourist police
in South Korea. What inspired its design?
9. Clip from the BBC documentary series South
Pacific. Identify the narrator.
10. Description of an
iPhone app called
Bowlologist: “Australian
cricketer ___________
___________ is the
Bowlologist, a l...
11. There are many theories about the origin of
this term. One popular theory suggests that it
came from the code name of ...
12.
Biography
which artist?

of
13. Upon hearing what political statement did
Georges Clemenceau sarcastically remark
“The good Lord only had ten!” (Le bo...
Gräf and Stift double phaeton
(pictured in the next slide) is said to be
responsible for more than a dozen deaths and
is s...
15. During its course of use, it was given
several nicknames, some of which are the
following. What are we talking about?
...
16. What name is given to a test to gauge
whether a computer-based synthesized voice
can tell a joke with sufficient skill...
17. A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is
caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary
malformation in the skin) and is almo...
18. This $5 silver-plated,
mahogany-boxed, threeand-a-half-inch compass
was chosen as one of the
„101 objects that made
Am...
19. What infamous list comprised of the names
of 30 Namboothiris, 10 Tamil Brahmins, 12
Ambalavasis and12 Nairs?
20. Brian Battistone turned heads at the 2012 US
Open with a bizarre racket designed by the
inventor Lionel Burt called “T...
21. "Canto General" ("General Song") is a work by
X that consists of 231 poems. This work attempts
to be a history or ency...
22. In the mid-60s, he filmed nearly 500 “screen
tests”. He wasn‟t looking to discover unknown
talent or cast an upcoming ...
23. Whose drawings?
24. The origins of this company dates back to
1937 when the founder, Joseph-Armand
_______, a mechanic dreamed of building...
25. Excerpts from
whose Graphic
Novel Biography?
26. Music producer Brian Eno once said: “The
first ___________ album only sold 10,000 copies,
but everyone who bought it f...
27. Where did this sealed door lead to?
28. Fill in the blanks.
• When Ivo goes back with the ____, the _____;
Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;
Th...
29. In her 20s she worked for J. Lyons and Co.
as a food scientist, where she developed
additives for ice cream. Her team ...
30. Google‟s first tweet. What is written in
binary?
Answers follow…
1. Greek stamp issued on
20th August, 1995. What
does it pay tribute to ?
Pythagoras Theorem
2. These are the ruins of an Akhara located in
Rajgir, Bihar and is supposed to be the place
where a mythological King use...
Jarasandha
3. Composer – conductor Sung Jin Hong is composing
an opera based on X, which will be released in 2014.
Here is what he ha...
4. Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the
immortal jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that
can at any stage of its life ...
Benjamin Button Jellyfish
5. Whose proposed statue, „Statue of unity‟ will
be the world‟s tallest once it is completed?
Sardar Patel
6. Albert Goodwill __________ began his
professional baseball career with the Boston
Red Stockings in 1871. Over his caree...
7.
8. This is the new uniform of the tourist police
in South Korea. What inspired its design?
9. Clip from the BBC documentary series South
Pacific. Identify the narrator.
Benedict Cumberbatch
10. Description of an
iPhone app called
Bowlologist: “Australian
cricketer ___________
___________ is the
Bowlologist, a l...
Damien Fleming
11. There are many theories about the origin of
this term. One popular theory suggests that it
came from the code name of ...
POTUS
12. Biography
which artist?

of
Norman Rockwell
13. Upon hearing what political statement did
Georges Clemenceau sarcastically remark
“The good Lord only had ten!” (Le bo...
Woodrow Wilson‟s 14 points
Gräf and Stift double phaeton
(pictured in the next slide) is said to be
responsible for more than a dozen deaths and
is s...
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
15. During its course of use, it was given
several nicknames, some of which are the
following. What are we talking about?
...
The Guillotine
16. What name is given to a test to gauge
whether a computer-based synthesized voice
can tell a joke with sufficient skill...
Roger Ebert
17. A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is
caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary
malformation in the skin) and is almo...
Mikhael Gorbachev
18. This $5 silver-plated,
mahogany-boxed, threeand-a-half-inch compass
was chosen as one of the
„101 objects that made
Am...
Lewis and Clark expedition
19. What infamous list comprised of the names
of 30 Namboothiris, 10 Tamil Brahmins, 12
Ambalavasis and12 Nairs?
The people who were mentioned
Kuriyedathu Thathri‟s „Smartha Vicharam‟

in
20. Brian Battistone turned heads at the 2012 US
Open with a bizarre racket designed by the
inventor Lionel Burt called “T...
It is two -handled
21. "Canto General" ("General Song") is a work by
X that consists of 231 poems. This work attempts
to be a history or ency...
Pablo Neruda, Maachu Picchu
22. In the mid-60s, he filmed nearly 500 “screen
tests”. He wasn‟t looking to discover unknown
talent or cast an upcoming ...
Andy Warhol
23. Whose drawings?
Vladimir Nabokov
24. The origins of this company dates back to
1937 when the founder, Joseph-Armand
_______, a mechanic dreamed of building...
Bombardier
25. Excerpts from
whose Graphic
Novel Biography?
26. Music producer Brian Eno once said: “The
first ___________ album only sold 10,000 copies,
but everyone who bought it f...
Velvet Underground
27. Where did this sealed door lead to?
King Tutankhamun‟s tomb
28. Fill in the blanks.
• When Ivo goes back with the ____, the _____;
Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;
Th...
Urn
29. In her 20s she worked for J. Lyons and Co.
as a food scientist, where she developed
additives for ice cream. Her team ...
Margaret Thatcher
30. Google‟s first tweet. What is written in
binary?
Feeling lucky (Blanked out words were I‟m)
See you in the finals!
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013 - Prelims
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  1. 1. Greycells and Gyaanartha presents Anoop Adithian Memorial Open Quiz 2013
  2. 2. PRELIMS
  3. 3. • 30 questions • Questions 11-20 will be starred • Keep your phones switched off
  4. 4. 1. Greek stamp issued on 20th August, 1995. What does it pay tribute to ?
  5. 5. 2. These are the ruins of an Akhara located in Rajgir, Bihar and is supposed to be the place where a mythological King used to practice martial arts. Name this King who hailed from that area and was also known to be a famous wrestler.
  6. 6. 3. Composer – conductor Sung Jin Hong is composing an opera based on X, which will be released in 2014. Here is what he had to say about it: “Like many traditional operas, X explores crises of deep human emotion during tremendous pressures or repression, whether they are social, economical, political or spiritual. The audience is intensely involved in the narrative and heavily invested in the transforming characters and complex plot. The main characters in Grimes, Elektra and Salomé slowly transform from protagonist to antagonist…In all these noir narratives, the seeds are carefully planted in advance, and when they are strategically harvested, the fruits go far beyond our expectation.” Identify X.
  7. 7. 4. Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the immortal jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that can at any stage of its life cycle transform itself back to the earliest life stage, that of a polyp. This happens as a result of environmental stress or physical injury. The polyp will later spawn clones (genetic copies) of the original animal. By what common name (inspired by a movie) is it better known?
  8. 8. 5. Whose proposed statue, „Statue of unity‟ will be the world‟s tallest once it is completed?
  9. 9. 6. Albert Goodwill __________ began his professional baseball career with the Boston Red Stockings in 1871. Over his career, he achieved a .323 batting average, an earned run average of 2.14 and an overall winning percentage of .796, a record that still stands today. From 1871 to 1875, he won an outstanding 241 of 301 games he pitched for the Boston Red Stockings and the Chicago White Stockings. In 1939, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, his name is now familiar to us through a sports goods manufacturing company he started in 1876. Name the company.
  10. 10. 7.
  11. 11. 8. This is the new uniform of the tourist police in South Korea. What inspired its design?
  12. 12. 9. Clip from the BBC documentary series South Pacific. Identify the narrator.
  13. 13. 10. Description of an iPhone app called Bowlologist: “Australian cricketer ___________ ___________ is the Bowlologist, a lab coatwearing bowling scientist, whose coaching insights and training videos will help you get the most out of your cricket.” Fill in the blanks.
  14. 14. 11. There are many theories about the origin of this term. One popular theory suggests that it came from the code name of Ferdinand Magellan, the only private railroad car built for a US President in the twentieth century. It was 85 feet long, weighed 142 1/2 tons and the windows were made with three-inch bulletproof glass. Originally created for Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Ferdinand Magellan transported Harry S. Truman across the country for his 1948 Whistle Stop campaign. What term is this?
  15. 15. 12. Biography which artist? of
  16. 16. 13. Upon hearing what political statement did Georges Clemenceau sarcastically remark “The good Lord only had ten!” (Le bon Dieu n'avait que dix!)?
  17. 17. Gräf and Stift double phaeton (pictured in the next slide) is said to be responsible for more than a dozen deaths and is supposed to be cursed. It changed many hands after its first and most famous casualty, and most of its later owners died in accidents. In the 1940s, a Vienna museum curator named Karl Brunner accepted this vehicle and displayed it in his museum. But soon Allied bombers reduced the museum to rubble. Nothing was found of Karl Brunner but the vehicle was restored and is now displayed at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna. Who was the most famous person to have died aboard this car? 14. This
  18. 18. 15. During its course of use, it was given several nicknames, some of which are the following. What are we talking about? • La Monte-à-regret (The Regretful Climb) • Le Rasoir National (The National Razor) • Le Vasistas or La Lucarne (The Fanlight) • La Veuve (The Widow) • Le Moulin à Silence (The Mill of Silence) • La Bécane (The Machine) • La Raccourcisseuse Patriotique (The Patriotic Shortener) • La demi-lune (The Half-Moon) • Les Bois de Justice (Wooden Justice)
  19. 19. 16. What name is given to a test to gauge whether a computer-based synthesized voice can tell a joke with sufficient skill to cause people to laugh? It was proposed by ______ at the 2011 TED conference as a challenge to software developers to have a computerized voice master the inflections, delivery, timing, and intonations of a speaking human.
  20. 20. 17. A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin) and is almost always a birthmark. Probably the most famous person who had this condition was the source of much attention from critics and cartoonists due to this. Though some suggested that he might have the mark surgically removed, he opted not to, as once he was publicly known to have the mark, he believed it would be perceived as his being more concerned with his appearance than other more important issues. Who are we talking about?
  21. 21. 18. This $5 silver-plated, mahogany-boxed, threeand-a-half-inch compass was chosen as one of the „101 objects that made America‟ by the Smithsonian. Who did it belong to / what famous purpose was it used for?
  22. 22. 19. What infamous list comprised of the names of 30 Namboothiris, 10 Tamil Brahmins, 12 Ambalavasis and12 Nairs?
  23. 23. 20. Brian Battistone turned heads at the 2012 US Open with a bizarre racket designed by the inventor Lionel Burt called “The Natural”. Witnesses compared it to hedge-clippers but Battistone claims that the benefits of "the Natural" racquet extend far beyond creating a strategic advantage on the tennis court and is about working in harmony with the laws of nature, by creating a more balanced approach to the human body and mind. The international tennis federation (ITF) has ruled that the racket can be used in professional competition, saying that “If you can beat Roger Federer with a snow shovel of that dimension, go ahead and do it”. What is different about „The Natural‟ racket?
  24. 24. 21. "Canto General" ("General Song") is a work by X that consists of 231 poems. This work attempts to be a history or encyclopedia of the whole continent of Hispanic America. This is X talking about one of the topics in the work: “___________ is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to eternal fusion with the cosmos, there we feel our own fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of South America . A resting place of butterflies at the epicenter of the great circle of life. One more miracle.” Identify X and the fill in the blank.
  25. 25. 22. In the mid-60s, he filmed nearly 500 “screen tests”. He wasn‟t looking to discover unknown talent or cast an upcoming movie. His interest seemed to stem more from voyeurism, the collector‟s impulse, and his fixation with glamour. Who?
  26. 26. 23. Whose drawings?
  27. 27. 24. The origins of this company dates back to 1937 when the founder, Joseph-Armand _______, a mechanic dreamed of building a vehicle that could "float on snow". In 1937 he designed and produced his first snowmobile in his small repair shop in Valcourt, Quebec. Today the company boasts of being the „world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains‟. Identify the company.
  28. 28. 25. Excerpts from whose Graphic Novel Biography?
  29. 29. 26. Music producer Brian Eno once said: “The first ___________ album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Which band was he talking about?
  30. 30. 27. Where did this sealed door lead to?
  31. 31. 28. Fill in the blanks. • When Ivo goes back with the ____, the _____; Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return; The welkin will ring loud, The great crowd will feel proud, Seeing Barlow and Bates with the ____, the _____; And the rest coming home with the _____.
  32. 32. 29. In her 20s she worked for J. Lyons and Co. as a food scientist, where she developed additives for ice cream. Her team “discovered a method of doubling the amount of air” in ice cream, which eventually found its way into soft serve products. Who?
  33. 33. 30. Google‟s first tweet. What is written in binary?
  34. 34. Answers follow…
  35. 35. 1. Greek stamp issued on 20th August, 1995. What does it pay tribute to ?
  36. 36. Pythagoras Theorem
  37. 37. 2. These are the ruins of an Akhara located in Rajgir, Bihar and is supposed to be the place where a mythological King used to practice martial arts. Name this King who hailed from that area and was also known to be a famous wrestler.
  38. 38. Jarasandha
  39. 39. 3. Composer – conductor Sung Jin Hong is composing an opera based on X, which will be released in 2014. Here is what he had to say about it: “Like many traditional operas, X explores crises of deep human emotion during tremendous pressures or repression, whether they are social, economical, political or spiritual. The audience is intensely involved in the narrative and heavily invested in the transforming characters and complex plot. The main characters in Grimes, Elektra and Salomé slowly transform from protagonist to antagonist…In all these noir narratives, the seeds are carefully planted in advance, and when they are strategically harvested, the fruits go far beyond our expectation.” Identify X.
  40. 40. 4. Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the immortal jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that can at any stage of its life cycle transform itself back to the earliest life stage, that of a polyp. This happens as a result of environmental stress or physical injury. The polyp will later spawn clones (genetic copies) of the original animal. By what common name (inspired by a movie) is it better known?
  41. 41. Benjamin Button Jellyfish
  42. 42. 5. Whose proposed statue, „Statue of unity‟ will be the world‟s tallest once it is completed?
  43. 43. Sardar Patel
  44. 44. 6. Albert Goodwill __________ began his professional baseball career with the Boston Red Stockings in 1871. Over his career, he achieved a .323 batting average, an earned run average of 2.14 and an overall winning percentage of .796, a record that still stands today. From 1871 to 1875, he won an outstanding 241 of 301 games he pitched for the Boston Red Stockings and the Chicago White Stockings. In 1939, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, his name is now familiar to us through a sports goods manufacturing company he started in 1876. Name the company.
  45. 45. 7.
  46. 46. 8. This is the new uniform of the tourist police in South Korea. What inspired its design?
  47. 47. 9. Clip from the BBC documentary series South Pacific. Identify the narrator.
  48. 48. Benedict Cumberbatch
  49. 49. 10. Description of an iPhone app called Bowlologist: “Australian cricketer ___________ ___________ is the Bowlologist, a lab coatwearing bowling scientist, whose coaching insights and training videos will help you get the most out of your cricket.” Fill in the blanks.
  50. 50. Damien Fleming
  51. 51. 11. There are many theories about the origin of this term. One popular theory suggests that it came from the code name of Ferdinand Magellan, the only private railroad car built for a US President in the twentieth century. It was 85 feet long, weighed 142 1/2 tons and the windows were made with three-inch bulletproof glass. Originally created for Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Ferdinand Magellan transported Harry S. Truman across the country for his 1948 Whistle Stop campaign. What term is this?
  52. 52. POTUS
  53. 53. 12. Biography which artist? of
  54. 54. Norman Rockwell
  55. 55. 13. Upon hearing what political statement did Georges Clemenceau sarcastically remark “The good Lord only had ten!” (Le bon Dieu n'avait que dix!)?
  56. 56. Woodrow Wilson‟s 14 points
  57. 57. Gräf and Stift double phaeton (pictured in the next slide) is said to be responsible for more than a dozen deaths and is supposed to be cursed. It changed many hands after its first and most famous casualty, and most of its later owners died in accidents. In the 1940s, a Vienna museum curator named Karl Brunner accepted this vehicle and displayed it in his museum. But soon Allied bombers reduced the museum to rubble. Nothing was found of Karl Brunner but the vehicle was restored and is now displayed at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna. Who was the most famous person to have died aboard this car? 14. This
  58. 58. Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  59. 59. 15. During its course of use, it was given several nicknames, some of which are the following. What are we talking about? • La Monte-à-regret (The Regretful Climb) • Le Rasoir National (The National Razor) • Le Vasistas or La Lucarne (The Fanlight) • La Veuve (The Widow) • Le Moulin à Silence (The Mill of Silence) • La Bécane (The Machine) • La Raccourcisseuse Patriotique (The Patriotic Shortener) • La demi-lune (The Half-Moon) • Les Bois de Justice (Wooden Justice)
  60. 60. The Guillotine
  61. 61. 16. What name is given to a test to gauge whether a computer-based synthesized voice can tell a joke with sufficient skill to cause people to laugh? It was proposed by ______ at the 2011 TED conference as a challenge to software developers to have a computerized voice master the inflections, delivery, timing, and intonations of a speaking human.
  62. 62. Roger Ebert
  63. 63. 17. A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin) and is almost always a birthmark. Probably the most famous person who had this condition was the source of much attention from critics and cartoonists due to this. Though some suggested that he might have the mark surgically removed, he opted not to, as once he was publicly known to have the mark, he believed it would be perceived as his being more concerned with his appearance than other more important issues. Who are we talking about?
  64. 64. Mikhael Gorbachev
  65. 65. 18. This $5 silver-plated, mahogany-boxed, threeand-a-half-inch compass was chosen as one of the „101 objects that made America‟ by the Smithsonian. Who did it belong to / what famous purpose was it used for?
  66. 66. Lewis and Clark expedition
  67. 67. 19. What infamous list comprised of the names of 30 Namboothiris, 10 Tamil Brahmins, 12 Ambalavasis and12 Nairs?
  68. 68. The people who were mentioned Kuriyedathu Thathri‟s „Smartha Vicharam‟ in
  69. 69. 20. Brian Battistone turned heads at the 2012 US Open with a bizarre racket designed by the inventor Lionel Burt called “The Natural”. Witnesses compared it to hedge-clippers but Battistone claims that the benefits of "the Natural" racquet extend far beyond creating a strategic advantage on the tennis court and is about working in harmony with the laws of nature, by creating a more balanced approach to the human body and mind. The international tennis federation (ITF) has ruled that the racket can be used in professional competition, saying that “If you can beat Roger Federer with a snow shovel of that dimension, go ahead and do it”. What is different about „The Natural‟ racket?
  70. 70. It is two -handled
  71. 71. 21. "Canto General" ("General Song") is a work by X that consists of 231 poems. This work attempts to be a history or encyclopedia of the whole continent of Hispanic America. This is X talking about one of the topics in the work, specifically the one Canto II is all about. “___________ is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to eternal fusion with the cosmos, there we feel our own fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of South America . A resting place of butterflies at the epicenter of the great circle of life. One more miracle.” Identify X and the fill in the blank.
  72. 72. Pablo Neruda, Maachu Picchu
  73. 73. 22. In the mid-60s, he filmed nearly 500 “screen tests”. He wasn‟t looking to discover unknown talent or cast an upcoming movie. His interest seemed to stem more from voyeurism, the collector‟s impulse, and his fixation with glamour. Who?
  74. 74. Andy Warhol
  75. 75. 23. Whose drawings?
  76. 76. Vladimir Nabokov
  77. 77. 24. The origins of this company dates back to 1937 when the founder, Joseph-Armand _______, a mechanic dreamed of building a vehicle that could "float on snow". In 1937 he designed and produced his first snowmobile in his small repair shop in Valcourt, Quebec. Today the company boasts of being the „world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains‟. Identify the company.
  78. 78. Bombardier
  79. 79. 25. Excerpts from whose Graphic Novel Biography?
  80. 80. 26. Music producer Brian Eno once said: “The first ___________ album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Which band was he talking about?
  81. 81. Velvet Underground
  82. 82. 27. Where did this sealed door lead to?
  83. 83. King Tutankhamun‟s tomb
  84. 84. 28. Fill in the blanks. • When Ivo goes back with the ____, the _____; Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return; The welkin will ring loud, The great crowd will feel proud, Seeing Barlow and Bates with the ____, the _____; And the rest coming home with the _____.
  85. 85. Urn
  86. 86. 29. In her 20s she worked for J. Lyons and Co. as a food scientist, where she developed additives for ice cream. Her team “discovered a method of doubling the amount of air” in ice cream, which eventually found its way into soft serve products. Who?
  87. 87. Margaret Thatcher
  88. 88. 30. Google‟s first tweet. What is written in binary?
  89. 89. Feeling lucky (Blanked out words were I‟m)
  90. 90. See you in the finals!
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