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  • 1. QUIZ MEET
    17-04-10
  • 2. Happy Times!!!
  • 3. City 0 - 1 United(Scholes ‘93)
    "I am pleased to have signed for another year. I am feeling good and enjoying my football. I would like to thank the boss, the coaching staff and also the fans for their continued support.“
    Paul Scholes, 16-4-10
  • 4. Lets get on with the quiz.
  • 5. Commissariat Road in Bangalore, which runs between Lifestyle and Garuda Mall is probably one of the only roads in India to have a particular distinction. What?
  • 6. It made its appearance for the first time in ‘The New York World’ in December 1913. Its creator was Arthur Wynne.
    They were used to induct cryptographers into Bletchley Park during second World War.
    What am I talking about?
  • 7. CONNECT
  • 8. Armalcolite was a mineral discovered in July 1969.Since then it has been discovered in:
    Smoky Butte, Garfield County, Montana, USA in lamproite dikes and plugs
    Disko Island, (Greenland) in native iron
    Pripyat Swell (around the Pripyat River, Ukraine) in trachybasalt; and
    South African kimberlites.
    After whom is it named after and why?
  • 9. All books would be part of a series.
    To establish more quickly if a series was likely to be successful, the first several volumes would be published at once.
    The books would be written under a pseudonym.
    The books would look as much like contemporary adult books as possible, with similar bindings and type-faces.
    The books would be of a predictable length.
    Chapters and pages should end mid-situation, to increase the reader's desire to keep reading.
    Each book would begin with a quick recap of all previous books in that series, in order to promote those books.
    Books might also end with a preview of the next volume in the series.
    The books would be priced at fifty cents, rather than the more common 75 cents, dollar, or dollar twenty-five.
    Characters should not age or marry.
    Guidelines for which company?
  • 10. CONNECT
  • 11. Various indian legendary cricketers after whom various domestic tournaments of India (for the seniors) have been named. D.B.Deodhar,Mohamad Nissar, Vijay hazare, Duleepsinghji, Ranjitsighji.
  • 12. The transliteration of this organisation’s motto is ‘Dragon Sleeping Never Tickle’. Id the organisation and/or its motto
  • 13. CONNECT
  • 14. Bernard Hermann was a famous movie film composer. Some of the movies that he has composed music for include Citizen Kane, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), and many other films of the 1950s and 1960s.
    Possibly, his most famous composition is called The Murder. Initially, the director of the movie for which this piece would be a part of the soundtrack wanted there to be no music for that scene, but Bernard Hermann convinced him otherwise, and this piece is now one of the great cult themes of all time.
    The piece mainly consists of the string section of an orchestra and involves a large amount of screeching violin sounds.
    Id the film for which Hermann contributed The Murder.
  • 15. She is an actress named Tiffany Brissette. She starred as the protagonist of a famous 1980s TV show. Id the show, or whom she starred.
  • 16. Pele stopped the referee with a last second request to tie his shoelaces at the opening whistle of the 1970 wc finals match and then knelt down to give millions of television vieweres a close up of his X's! The bazilian was complying with the requests representative of 'X' Hans Hensingson to raise the companies profile after they gave him $120,000 to wear their boots. The clandestine advertising of the company was a huge triumph over hated cross-town rivals 'Y' in the early days of war for market supremacy in sports. Barbara Smit, a dutch author, thrugh her book " Drei Strifen gegen X", has tacked the remrkable rise of the two companies especially against a backdrop of a severe family rift. X?Y? What is this all about?
  • 17. He is an actor named Basil Rathbone. In a 1939 movie, he gave a quote which is more often associated with the character he played (X), rather than himself. Although, the line was spoken earlier by Clive Books, Rathbone is credited with making it famous. What is the line? / Id X.
  • 18. She was nicknamed THE GROCER’S DAUGHTER because she actually was the daughter of a grocer . But , this nickname was apt because of another reason . This was that her predecessor Edward Heath was nicknamed GROCER . Who am I talking about ?
  • 19. This photo from the 1950s shows a camera with two lenses: one that took a regular picture, and the other that separated light into colours.
    What was it meant to photograph?
  • 20. Invented in 1974 by a Hungarian Professor of Architecture, to help his students understand 3-D structures, it made its international debut in 1980 in fairs of London, New York and Nuremberg. However, its move to shop shelves was halted briefly to meet Western standards of safety and packaging specifications.
    “Inca Gold” and “The Gordion knot” were some of the names considered before it was christened as we know it today.
    Identify this object!
  • 21. This business man began to develop a business as a young boy, selling matches to neighbors from his bicycle. He found that he could buy matches in bulk very cheaply from Stockholm, sell them individually at a low price and still make a good profit. From matches, he expanded to selling fish, Christmas tree decorations, seeds and later ball-point pens and pencils. He is currently the owner of one of the largest home products retailer and is also the richest European. Name the company.
  • 22.
  • 23. Mark Edmondson
    Yannick Noah
    Fred Perry
    Andy Roddick
  • 24. 29. Shown here is X in her debut film, To Have And Have Not (1944). Her future husband Y also starred alongside her in this film. Y coached X in developing a lower voice for her character in the film. The Y-X Syndrome, named after both X and Y, affects actors, singers, etc., who routinely speak in a very low pitch. Id X & Y.
  • 25. Caritas International is a confederation of 162 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
    Caritas announced recently, that it plans to set up a supermarket offering essential items to Rome’s needy, free of charge. Families will be given a top-up card by their local councils which they can swap for basic food items at the supermarket in central Rome.
    The money provided by tourists hoping to return to Rome will provide a valuable subsidy to the project, organized with an Italian supermarket chain and the city's council. How is the project funded?
  • 26. Coins from the Trevi Fountain
  • 27. 24.Connect.
  • 28. Audrey Hepburn Movies
    • Clockwise From top left:
    • 29. War And Peace (1956) – Picture is Leo Tolstoy’s book
    • 30. Sabrina (1954) – Picture is of Sabrina Fair
    • 31. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961) – Picture is of Truman Capote’s book
    • 32. Bloodline (1979) – Picture is of Sidney Sheldon’s book
    • 33. Wait Until Dark (1967) – Picture is of Fredderick Nott’s play
    • 34. My Fair Lady (1964) – Picture is of Beatrice Tanner, the original actress who starred as Eliza Doolittle
  • #1 - John Lennon
    #2 – Tina Turner
    #3 – The Beatles
    #4 – Jimi Hendrix, Donovan & Otis Redding
    #5 – Jim Morrison
    #6 – Fiona Goldman
    #7 – Jimi Hendrix
    #8 – Monterey Pop Festival
    #9 – John Lennon & Paul McCartney
    #10 –Jack Goldman
  • 35.
  • 36. 22. Id X. / Id the poem this one parodies.
    I met a pollster from an antique land,Who said--"Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand, one in Texas...., one near Canton,Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose brow,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The electorate that mocked them, and the press that fed;And on the pedestal, these words appear:My name is X,Look on my resume and campaign fundraising, ye fellow Democrats, and despair!Nothing else remains. Round the decayOf that colossal Wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away....
  • 37. I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frownAnd wrinkled lip and sneer of cold commandTell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.And on the pedestal these words appear:`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,The lone and level sands stretch far away".
  • 38. Introduced in China last year, what is this cell phone’s unique feature?
  • 39. Surveys in rural Punjab found washing machine ownership to be disproportionately high.
    Why?
  • 40. Lassi-making
  • 41. Identify
  • 42. “The signal for the beginning of the X is firing of water cannons, and the chaos begins.
    Those who partake in this event are strongly encouraged to wear protective safety goggles and gloves.
    After exactly one hour, X ends when the water cannons are fired once more to signal the end.
    The cleaning process involves the use of fire trucks to spray down the streets, with water provided from a Roman aqueduct.”
    What is being described?
  • 43. La Tomatina
  • 44. The waffle iron contributed to the growth of which major American non-food company in the 1970s?
  • 45. In the 1890s, before dentures became common, an American doctor came up with the idea of making this to provide the toothless elderly with protein.
    What is being talked about?
  • 46. CONNECT
  • 47. Number of the beast 666
    The numbers on a Roulette table add up to 666
    Snake coils form 666
    A man being possessed by demons.
    Notice the "666" above the bed.
    Rage Against the Machine, bassist with "666" on each shoulder.
    Iron Maiden song – Number of the beast
  • 48. Charles Spence, professor of experimental psychology at Oxford, and 2008 IgNobel winner, has devised the following formula
    M = 0.5 F + (0.5 E + 0.3 P + 0.15 C + 0.05 T)
    In this formula, T stands for time, and the solution to T is 11.
    What is it a formula for, i.e. what is M?
  • 49. The perfect time for a coffee break11 AM
    M = 0.5 F + (0.5 E + 0.3 P + 0.15 C + 0.05 T)
    F – flavour of coffee
    E – environment (music)
    P – pot (container)
    C – company (friends)
    T – time
    M – perfect coffee moment
  • 50.
  • 51. A picture speaks a million words
  • 52. This was X’s last lead role and his son’s first credited role. Id the movie or X.
  • 53.
  • 54. QUOTES
  • 55. “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their
    national home. The nobler course would be to insist on a just treatment of
    the Jews wherever they are born and bred. The Jews born in France are French in precisely the same sense that Christians born in France are French.
    If the Jews have no home but Palestine, will they relish the idea of being
    forced to leave the other parts of the world in which they are settled?
    Or do they want a double home where they can remain at will? This cry for the national home affords a colorable justification for the German expulsion of the Jews.”
  • 56. “ I think it is timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. It has nothing to do about a year , it has to do with a sexual position”
    Who about what?
  • 57. "The quiet but deep observation, understanding and love of the human race, which are characteristic of all his films, have impressed me greatly. … I feel that he is a "giant" of the movie industry." … " Not to have seen the cinema of X means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."
    "I can never forget the excitement in my mind after seeing it (Y). It is the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river.
    People are born, live out their lives, and then accept their deaths. Without the least effort and without any sudden jerks, X paints his picture, but its effect on the audience is to stir up deep passions. How does he achieve this? There is nothing irrelevant or haphazard in his cinematographic technique. In that lies the secret of its excellence.“
    Who on whom?
  • 58. "I know, it's so boring...It's a song about the dark underbelly of the American Dream, and about excess in America, which was something we knew about."
    “...our interpretation of the high life in X.”
    “All of us kind of drove into X at night. Nobody was from Y, and if you drive into X at night... you can just see this glow on the horizon of lights, and the images that start running through your head of Hollywood and all the dreams that you have, and so it was kind of about that... what we started writing the song about.”
    Name the song and the band.
  • 59. He had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any kind and lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene ... His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of the labor. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventor's instinct and practical American sense.
    Who on whom?
  • 60. “A dripping wet canvas covered the entire floor. . . There was complete silence. . . X looked at the painting. Then, unexpectedly, he picked up can and paint brush and started to move around the canvas. It was as if he suddenly realized the painting was not finished. His movements, slow at first, gradually became faster and more dance like as he flung black, white, and rust colored paint onto the canvas. He completely forgot that Lee and I were there; he did not seem to hear the click of the camera shutter. . . My photography session lasted as long as he kept painting, perhaps half an hour. In all that time, X did not stop. How could one keep up this level of activity? Finally, he said 'This is it.'”
    Identify X.
  • 61. “Yeh sab jankar kya karoge?”
  • 62. Adieu to the graduating quizzers
    Art thou be missed!!!!