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Sambit's quiz. Quiz meet 18th sept

  1. 1. Quiz Meet 18 th September’10
  2. 2. BIRTHDAY BOY <ul><li>He was born on September 18, 1971, in Plano, Texas. At the age of 12, he began his sporting career as a swimmer at the City of Plano Swim Club and finished fourth in Texas state 1,500-meter freestyle. He abandoned swimming-only competition after seeing a poster for a junior triathlon which he entered and won easily. But soon he realised his exceptional talent in a particular sport. He overcame serious health problems to become one of the all time legends of the sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Him. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>X was a famous mathematician and code-breaker. He worked for his country against their enemies in World War II and managed to solve many encrypted codes. In spite of his patriotism, he was suspected and was tried for treason. The court declared him guilty and he was imprisoned and subjected to cruel punishments. Unable to bear the humiliation, he committed suicide by eating a poisoned fruit. Legend has it that a company headed by Y attributes its logo to this incident. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X and Y. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CONNECT
  5. 5. CONNECT
  6. 6. X is a really famous Indian. X shares his first name with A's dad. X named his school after B whose tomb is shown in picture C. X said something based on D which became really popular. Identify X. A C D
  7. 7. Identify the Team
  8. 8. <ul><li>The name X tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree’s unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which X reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer. Ranchers and miners who were contemporary with the Mormon immigrants also took advantage of the X tree, using the trunks and branches as fencing and for fuel for ore-processing steam engines. It is also called Izote de desierto. It was first formally described in the botanical literature as Yucca brevifolia in 1871 as part of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>During X’s interview with an American Magazine, he said    ‘Christianity will end, it will disappear.  I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today __________________________’ (1966). </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X and complete the famous sentence. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A massive creature with a massive head, Y is described as having a black coat with a large white star on his brow. The story goes that a dealer named Philonicus the Thessalian, offered Y to X’s father for the sum of thirteen talents but since no one could tame Y, X’s father was not interested. However, X was, who promised to pay himself should he fail to tame Y. He was given a chance and surprised all by subduing it. He spoke soothingly to Y and turned it towards the sun so that it could no longer see its own shadow, which had been the cause of its distress. Dropping his fluttering cloak as well, X successfully tamed Y. The incident impressed X’s father so much that he told the boy, “O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Z is too little for thee.” </li></ul><ul><li>X? Y? Z? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>This pony roller was used on the field of a sport X. In order to raise enough money to buy it, the first Championships of the sport Y were held. Today Y is much more popular than X and played all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>ID X, Y and the Championships </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions. The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I have never invented weapons to kill.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is a quote by Thomas Alva Edison. </li></ul><ul><li>What I want, is the context. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>During his tenure as the President of the National Bank, X dismissively signed the bills using his nickname. Through this symbolic act, which horrified many in the financial sector, X signaled his distaste for money and the class distinctions it brought about. He advocated elimination of material incentives in favor of moral ones. ID X whose photograph adorns the 3 denomination bills of Y . </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>She was a physicist, chemist, biologist and X-Ray crystallographer. Two scientists, X and Y, say that it was she who provided much data for their ground-breaking discovery! </li></ul><ul><li>Identify her, X and Y. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The above image was taken by NASA's Chandra observatory. </li></ul><ul><li>The image _____ was called so following the naming of another galaxy in a similar way. It also refers to a ' famous' incident that happened in 1986 </li></ul>
  16. 16. May 6, 1987 <ul><li>Memorial for what? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>In what came to be referred to sensationally by the press of the time as &quot;The Crime of the Century&quot;, on the evening of March 1, 1932, ____________________ was abducted by an intruder from his crib in the second story nursery of his family's rural home in East Amwell, New Jersey near the town of Hopewell. A nationwide search was conducted, but the boy’s body was found 6 days later. A month later the Congress passed the so-called “_________________ Law&quot; on June 13, 1932, which made kidnapping a federal offense if the victim is taken across state lines or &quot;uses the mail or any means, facility, or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce in committing or in furtherance of the commission of the offense&quot; including as a means to demand a ransom. </li></ul>
  18. 18. CONNECT
  19. 19. <ul><li>X faced controversy in April, 2007 when Jack Thompson now a disbarred attorney from Florida, blamed X for the Virginia Tech massacre well before Seung Hui Cho the guy who headed it was identified. But his accusation proved false. </li></ul><ul><li>On Feb 14, 2008 the same dude again blamed X for something that happened in Northern Illinois University ,but this time he got it right. </li></ul><ul><li>On Jan 17, 2008 a Brazilian court banned all X's. The judge Carlos Tomaz described X as “Bring immanent stimulus to the subversion of the social order attempting against the democratic and rightful state and against the public safety.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>For the inaugural WC in 1930, Uruguay was chosen as the host nation owing to the fact that they had won the 1928 Olympic Gold and also, the year coincided with the 100th year of  Uruguay's independence. Explain the following pictures with regard to the finals of the tournament. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>X bought his first shares at the age of 10. X filed his first income tax return in 1944 at the age of 14 and claimed a $35 deduction for use of his bicycle and watch as a paper delivery boy. X went on to establish a flourishing business by placing Pinball machines in barber shops. Often termed as the biggest mistake by Harvard, X was rejected on the grounds of being “too young”. </li></ul><ul><li>Id X. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>This is a twelfth century Byzantine manuscript, which when translated to English starts like this- </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following agreement: To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>What is this? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>The motto of which sport is “Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>There was a survey conducted in India showing that girls in India are more prone to flirting than in any other country. It also revealed that girls in India were more happy to give their phone no. to boys as they were more comfortable flirting over the phone than direct flirting. This survey was observed by Y and they launched a special campaign using this survey. </li></ul><ul><li>Id Y and the campaign. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>He is considered by many as one of the greatest musicians of all time. He was very well known for his innovative experiments with his instruments. In 1992, He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Early on September 18, 1970, He died in London. He had spent the latter part of the previous evening at a party and was picked up by girlfriend Monika Dannemann and driven to her flat at the Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill. According to the estimated time of death, from autopsy data and statements by friends about the evening of September 17, he died within a few hours after midnight, though no precise estimate was made at the original inquest. Today is His 40 th Death Anniversary. </li></ul><ul><li>Id Him </li></ul>
  26. 27. THANK YOU