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    • Visit us at: www.facebook.com/vitquizclubThe Battle of the Schools -Finals- By: Devang Mehta Questions courtesy: Anchit Bhagat Khalil Dalvi Sukalp Muzumdar Maaruthy Kumaar Slideshare!
    • Rules• Infinite Pounce- Fastest pounce gets to answer.• No Pounce limit• Spotters decision final• 10 points per questions.• Clue on request, if no objections.• 25 questions clockwise, then 2 theme rounds, 25 questions anti-clockwise, 1 video and 1 LVC• Quizmaster is God
    • Infinite Pounce Clockwise
    • Q1• Although the character is quite unintelligent in the first series, he is increasingly clever and perceptive in subsequent generations (while decreasing in social status). X though is a cynical, cowardly opportunist concerned with maintaining and increasing his own status and fortunes, regardless of his surroundings. Although each series is set in a different era, all follow the fortunes X who in each is a member of a British family dynasty present at many significant periods and places in British history. Who is X?
    • • Blackadder
    • Q2• In 1940, X was placed in the reserve medical corps, after which he served with the 5th SS Panzergrenadier Division Wiking in the Eastern Front. In 1942, he was wounded at the Soviet front and was pronounced medically unfit for combat, and was then promoted to the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) for saving the lives of three German soldiers. But X was known for a more sinister purpose and was a war criminal who evaded the clutches of the authorities. Who is X?
    • • Josef Mengele aka the “Angel of Death”
    • Q3• Connect
    • • Characters portrayed by Gary Oldman
    • Part points Q4• X is a novel written in 1931 by Y and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of futurology. X has been banned and challenged at various times. In 1932, the book was banned in Ireland for its language, and for supposedly being anti-family and anti-religion.• The American Library Association ranks X as No. 52 on their list of most challenged books. In 1980, it was removed from classrooms in Miller, Missouri among other challenges. In 1993, an unsuccessful attempt was made to remove the novel from a California schools required reading list because it "centered around negative activity”.• The book was banned in India in 1967 with Y accused of being a "pornographer."• In 1982, Polish author Antoni Smuszkiewicz in his book Zaczarowana gra presented accusations of plagiarism against Y. Smuszkiewicz presented similarities between X and two science fiction novels written by Polish author Mieczysław Smolarski namely Miasto światłości (The City of the Sun, 1924) and Podróż poślubna pana Hamiltona (The Honeymoon Trip of Mr. Hamilton,1928). Identify X and Y
    • • X: Brave New World• Y: Aldous Huxley
    • Q5Connect
    • • Qatar Investment Authority
    • Q6• The X is a live theater on Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theatre has been the home of the annual Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars), which were first held there in March 2002, and is the first permanent home for the awards. Since 2002, the theater was also the home for American Idol.• In 2012, Y filed for bankruptcy protection and its sponsorship of the theatre ended. The theatres name was then changed to X under the suggestion of the venues landlord.• ID X and Y.
    • The Kodak Theatre is now theHollywood & Highland Theatre
    • Q7• The origin of the X has been lost. It is thought that originally a red flag was used to signal that no quarter would be given. This red flag was called ‘pretty red ’ in French, and may have been corrupted into English as the X.• Not everyone agrees on this. Another theory states that ”X" is an English corruption of "Ali Raja," supposedly a 17th century Tamil pirate. Yet another theory is that it was taken from a nickname for the devil.• Following the introduction of submarines in several navies, Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, the First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, stated that submarines were "underhand, unfair, and damned un-English", and that he would convince the British Admiralty to have the crews of enemy submarines captured during wartime be hanged.• In September 1914, the British submarine HMS E9 successfully torpedoed the German criuser SMS Hela. Remembering Wilsons statements, commanding officer Max Horton instructed his sailors to manufacture a X, which was flown from the submarine as she entered port. Each successful patrol saw Hortons submarine fly an additional Xuntil there was no more room for flags, at which point Horton then had a large X manufactured, onto which symbols indicating E9s achievements were sewn• ID X (Exact Term).
    • The Jolly Roger
    • Q8• Nell was an late 19th to early 20th century nickname for a female horse. It was particularly applied to one hitched to a wagon or buggy, probably because those mares were either the only one owned by the household or were the horse most tamed for the harness. Remember, this was the world before and on the cusp of the automobile. A horse was very important for transportation. Being close to the family, much like a pet, the horse would tend to be called by a name; a common name for a mare was Nell, or at least it was common enough that if you referred to a mare, you might use the term Nell. Horses can be jumpy or anxious in novel or quickly changing situations, a characteristic of the crowding of small towns and cities during this era. The horse could always be surprised or frightened by something around the next corner, or the ever changing activity around them.• What term came to be applied to a horse when it became jumpy in these situations?
    • • Nervous Nellie!
    • Q9Put FundaNotice!Travellers intending to embark on the Atlanticvoyage are reminded that a state of war existsbetween Germany and her allies and GreatBritain and her allies; that the zone of warincludes the waters adjacent to the British Isles;that, in accordance with formal notice given bythe Imperial German Government, vessels flyingthe flag of Great Britain, or any of her allies, areliable to destruction in those waters and thattravellers sailing in the war zone on the ships ofGreat Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.Imperial German Embassy Washington, D.C. 22nd April 1915
    • • Sinking of the Lusitania
    • Q10Put Funda and FITB for 2 bonus points each. (exhaustive)• The Deer Hunter • The Bridges of Madison• _________ County• The French Lieutenant’s • One True Thing Woman • Music of the Heart• _________ • Adaptation• Silkwood • _______________• Out of Africa • Doubt• Ironweed • Julie and Julia• A Cry in the Dark • _________________• Postcards from the Edge
    • Meryl Streep’s 17Oscar nominations.FITB:Sophie’s ChoiceKramer v KramerDevil wears PradaIron Lady
    • Q11Connect (very, very specific) Prince Ahmed and his two sisters
    • • These are stories which were added to the Arabian Nights on translation. They were never a part of the original Arabic collection.• "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor""• "Aladdins Wonderful Lamp",• "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”• "Prince Ahmed and his Two Sisters".
    • Q12• The following is an excerpt from the pamphlet, “Introduction to Outer Space“ published on March 26, 1958 by the Presidential Science Advisory Committee.It is useful to distinguish among four factors which give importance, urgency, and inevitability to the advancement of space technology.The first of these factors is the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. Most of the surface of the earth has now been explored and men now turn to the exploration of outer space as their next objective.
    • • Star Trek:• “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”It is useful to distinguish among four factors which give importance, urgency, and inevitability to the advancement of space technology.The first of these factors is the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before . Most of the surface of the earth has now been explored and men now turn to the exploration of outer space as their next objective
    • Q13• The term “X" is used as a derogatory epithet for an excessively subservient person, particularly when that person perceives their own lower-class status based on race. It is similarly used to negatively describe a person who betrays their own group by participating in its oppression, whether or not they do so willingly.• The popular negative connotation of ”X" has largely been attributed to numerous derivative works inspired by “Y” in the decade after its release, rather than the original novel itself, whose title character is a more positive figure. These works lampooned and distorted the portrayal of “X” with politically loaded overtones.• Minstrel show retellings in particular, usually performed by white men in blackface, tended to be derisive and pro-slavery, transforming “X” from Christian martyr to a fool or an apologist for slavery.• While the original “X” was a muscular and virile man who refused to obey when ordered to beat other slaves; the stock character of minstrel shows became a shuffling asexual individual with a receding hairline and graying hair.• What is X and give me the name of the book Y
    • • X- Uncle Tom• Y- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    • Q14• The most common tale that biographers tell is the story of X as a young boy dancing for pennies in the streets of New Orleans, who would scoop up the coins off of the streets and stick them into his mouth to avoid having the bigger children steal them from him. Someone dubbed him "satchel mouth" for his mouth acting as a satchel. Another tale is that because of his large mouth, he was nicknamed "satchel mouth" which became shortened to Satchmo.• Another nickname, “Pops” came from Xs own tendency to forget peoples names and simply call them "pops" instead.• X was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the musics focus from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, resembling the sound of a trumpet, X was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes.• Who is “X“ aka “Satchmo”?
    • • Louis Armstrong
    • Q15• An X is any of a family of related electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. X was invented by German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I. The early models were used commercially from the early 1920s, and adopted by military and government services of several countries — most notably by Nazi Germany before and during World War II.
    • • Enigma Machine
    • Q16• The text is derived from sections 1.10.32–3 of Ciceros De finibus bonorum et malorum (On the Boundaries of Goods and Evils. The original passage began:• Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit• We know that this passage is the source of the “lorem ipsum” text used by printers to show default text.• I want to know what is the term used (incorrectly btw) to refer to the use of this passage?
    • • Greeking, from the phrase, “Its all Greek to me”
    • Q17• X is a syncretistic religion - a faith involving elements from two or more religions including Taoism, Shintoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Mysticism, and many other Religions universal truths and a combination of martial arts and the Code of Chivalry. These philosophies are the heart of X.• Real Ys are modern versions of the Shao Lin Monk, the European Knight, and the Samurai Warrior. The X religion is an inspiration and a way of life for many people throughout the world who take on the mantle of Y. X is merely a new name for ancient faiths. Masters of X have been on Earth for over 5,000 years under many names including Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu, St. Francis of Assisi, Ghandi, Martin Luther King and so many others ....• Y apply the principles, ideals, philosophies, and teachings of X in a practical manner within their lives. Y seek the Living Force Of Creation for guidance.
    • • Jediism and Jedi Knights
    • Q18• In A’s fathers autobiography, Toward Freedom, he writes that the police frequently came to the family home while he was in prison and took away pieces of furniture as payment toward the fines the Government imposed on him. He says, “ A, my four-year-old daughter, was greatly annoyed at this continuous process of despoliation and protested to the police and expressed her strong displeasure. I am afraid those early impressions are likely to colour her future views about the police force generally."• A created the ‘Vanar Sena’ movement for young girls and boys which played a small but notable role in the Indian Independence Movement, conducting protests and flag marches, as well as helping members of the Indian National Congress circulate sensitive publications and banned materials. In an often-told story, she smuggled out in her schoolbag an important document from her fathers house under police observation, that outlined plans for a major revolutionary initiative in the early 1930s.• ID A
    • • Indira Gandhi
    • Q19• “Behind every great fortune there is a crime”• Which famous book begins with this quote?
    • • The Godfather- Mario Puzo
    • Q20• They formed the group "Tom and Jerry" in 1957, and had their first taste of success with the minor hit "Hey, Schoolgirl". As ______, the duo rose to fame in 1965, backed by the hit single “_________”. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate, propelling them further into the public consciousness. That hit single has been recently featured in a 2009 superheroes movie. Part points
    • • Simon and Garfunkel• The Sound of Silence
    • Q21• Speaking about this movie, Omar Sharif later said "If you are the man with the money and somebody comes to you and says he wants to make a film thats four hours long, with no stars, and no women, and no love story, and not much action either, and he wants to spend a huge amount of money to go film it in the desert- what would you say?". Which movie?
    • • Lawrence of Arabia
    • Q22• The seaweed kombu has been used in Japanese cuisine for hundreds of years now. In 1908, the active ingredient in kombu was isolated and commercial production began shortly after. This active factor is said to stimulate receptors for umami — the ‘fifth’ taste identified by Ikeda — a savoury,broth-like, meaty flavour, thus signaling the presence of proteins to the digestive system. Identify the active factor.
    • • Mono Sodium Glutamate
    • Q23• These eminent Mumbaikars are part of a list .What largely honorary position did they hold? Dilip Kumar -- 1980 (actor) Sunil Dutt -- 1982 (actor & politician) Nana Chudasama -- 1989 (social activist) Bakul Patel -- 1992 (social worker) F T Korakiwala -- 1993 (businessman) Sunil Gavaskar -- 1995 (cricketer) Usha Kiron -- 1997 (actress) Kiran Shantaraman -- 2002, 2003 (film-maker) Jagannathrao Hegde -- 2004 (medical doctor)
    • • Sheriff of Mumbai
    • Q24• A Norwegian mercenary founded X and the British later took it over. During the American Revolutionary War, X was the site of a major battle. Rumors held it to be the site of various occult rites. The person cited as being influential in promoting the unique architecture of X during the pre-American Civil War era was Judge Solomon W. His campaign to reform X came to a head when he met a young architect named Cyrus Pinkney. Some notable buildings in X are The Statue of Justice and the Stonegate Prison.
    • • Gotham City
    • Q25• What is this sequence a parody of?
    • • The STAR CHILD in 2001: A Space odyssey
    • Theme Round 1Famous Tweets from 2011-2012
    • Who’s tweet and what’s its significance?
    • • The Mars Phoenix Lander was a NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) vessel designed to collect information on Mars, specifically whether or not it could support life or even if it has life on it now. The NASA JPL team sent out status updates as the Phoenix Lander, talking about what it found on the 4th planet from the sun. The response was overwhelming, with tens of thousands of followers and increased visibility for the Mars mission and Twitter.• The Mars Phoneix Lander is truly the first to post status updates from another world.
    • What is Roger Ebert talking about?
    • • The death of Ryan Dunn
    • • Which musicians death is Microsoft using as PR material here?
    • • Who’s death was first announced by Malik Al-Abdeh
    • • Which film personality and why?
    • • Put funda
    • • Abbottabad
    • • Whose first tweet?
    • • The Pope’s first tweet
    • • Whose first tweet? And what distinction does this person hold in Twitterverse
    • Theme Round 2 PoetryID the event the following verses were inspired by. ID Poem/Poet for 2 bonus points
    • The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:….Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;….My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
    • • O Captain! My Captain!- Walt Whitman• The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    • Cannon to the right of them,Half a league, half a league, Cannon to the left of them,  Half a league onward, Cannon in front of themAll in the valley of Death   Volleyd and thunderd;  Rode the six hundred. Stormd at with shot and shell,…. Boldly they rode and well,Not tho the soldiers knew Into the jaws of Death,  Some one had blunderd: Into the mouth of HellTheirs not to make reply,   Rode the six hundred.Theirs not to reason why, ….Theirs but to do and die: While horse and hero fell,Into the valley of Death They that had fought so well  Rode the six hundred. Came thro the jaws of Death, Back from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them,   Left of six hundred.
    • • The Charge of the Light Brigade- Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Listen my children and you shall hear So through the night rode ______; Of the midnight ride of ___________, And so through the night went his cry of On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; alarm Hardly a man is now alive To every Middlesex village and farm,--- Who remembers that famous day and year. A cry of defiance, and not of fear,He said to his friend, "If the British march A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch And a word that shall echo for evermore! Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- For, borne on the night-wind of the Past, One if by land, and two if by sea; Through all our history, to the last, And I on the opposite shore will be, In the hour of darkness and peril and need, Ready to ride and spread the alarm The people will waken and listen to hear Through every Middlesex village and farm, The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, For the country folk to be up and to arm." And the midnight message of _________.
    • • Paul Reveres Ride - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow• The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    • There was a sound of revelry by night, ….And Belgiums capital had gathered then And Ardennes waves above them herHer beauty and her chivalry, and bright green leaves, Dewy with nature’s tear-drops, asThe lamps shone oer fair women and brave they pass,men. Grieving, if aught inanimate e’er….. grieves,Did ye not hear it? -- No; twas but the wind, Over the unreturning brave,—alas!Or the car rattling oer the stony street; Ere evening to be trodden like the grass…. Which now beneath them, butBut hark! -- that heavy sound breaks in once above shall growmore, In its next verdure, when this fieryAs if the clouds its echo would repeat; massAnd nearer, clearer, deadlier than before; Of living valour, rolling on the foeArm! arm! it is -- it is -- the cannons opening And burning with high hope, shallroar! moulder cold and low.
    • • The Eve of Waterloo by Lord Byron• The Battle of Waterloo
    • …..The cargo came! and who could…..O happy town beside the sea, blameWhose roads lead everywhere to all; If Indians seized the tea,Than thine no deeper moat can be, And, chest by chest, let down theNo stouter fence, no steeper wall! same Into the laughing sea?Bad news from George on the English For what avail the plough or sailthrone: Or land or life, if freedom fail?"You are thriving well," said he;"Now by these presents be it known, The townsmen braved the EnglishYou shall pay us a tax on tea; king,Tis very small,--no load at all,-- Found friendship in the French,Honor enough that we send the call." And Honor joined the patriot ring Low on their wooden bench….
    • • Boston by Ralph Waldo Emerson• The Boston Tea Party
    • In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now welie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppiesgrow In Flanders fields.
    • • In Flanders Fields by John McCrae• WW1
    • Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,Where knowledge is free,Where the world has not broken up into fragments by narrow dogmaticwalls,Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its wayinto the dreary desert sand of dead habit,Where the mind is led forward by theeInto lever widening thought and actionInto that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!
    • • Into that heaven of freedom – Rabindranath Tagore• Indian Freedom Struggle
    • By the flow of the inland river, No more shall the war cry sever, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Or the winding rivers be red; Where the blades of the grave-grass They banish our anger foreverquiver, When they laurel the graves of our Asleep are the ranks of the dead: dead! Under the sod and the dew, Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment-day; Waiting the judgment-day, Under the one, the Blue, Love and tears for the Blue, Under the other, the Gray Tears and love for the Gray.
    • • The Blue And The Gray by Francis Miles Finch• The American Civil War (Blue- Union Soldiers, Grey- Confederates)
    • Infinite Pounce Anti Clockwise
    • Q26• The X are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located over 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) East of the coast of mainland South America.• In the movie, Iron Lady, the X are depicted as instrumental in Margaret Thatcher’s election to second term of office.• Though the UK claims sovereignty over X, they are also claimed by Argentina which led to the X war in 1982• The X were recently in the news over Roger Waters’ controversial comments stating that the X belong to Argentina.
    • • The Falkland Islands
    • Q27• Einstein’s theory of relativity was vindicated in his lifetime (1919) by the demonstration that light from distant stars is “bent” by the mass of the sun, just as predicted by the theory’s equations.• What empirical evidence spectacularly validated Newton’s theory of gravitation and Newtonian physics, three decades after his death?
    • • It accurately presaged the return of Halley’s comet in 1758.
    • Q28• In 1966, when Alexander Courage was first asked to compose the music for this, he entered into a deal with X, who said he’d write the lyrics. The lyrics were never used, but they went as follows: Beyond the rim of the starlight, My love is wandering in star flight. I know hell find In star clustered reaches Love, strange love A starwoman teaches. I know his journey ends never. His ____ _____ will go on forever. But tell him while He wanders his starry sea, Remember, Remember me.Name X and what were these the supposed lyrics to?
    • • X- Gene Roddenberry• Star Trek
    • Q29• In the 90s, Russian readers were able to buy serialized stories named “We call her Scarlett”, “The last love of Scarlett” and so on…, all written by Yuliya Hipatrick, a consortium of 30 Russian and Belarussian writers in Minsk who jointly cranked out story after story.• According to NYT, “American readers might not immediately recognize Mitchells devilishly debonair hero…”• What were the Belarussians writing?
    • • Sequels to Gone with the Wind
    • Q30• He carries a rickshaw pullers hand bell in his pocket at all times. It belonged to Hasari Pal. For him it is a potent reminder of what he calls “the voice” of India. For the last 26 years, this Padma Bhushan recipient, has been using his royalties to support 14 charities in rural Bengal. His charities recently celebrated a milestone – the 75,000th tuberculosis patient cured at his medical centre in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. Who?
    • • Dominique Lapierre of City of God, Freedom at Midnight and O! Jerusalem fame
    • Q31• George Orwell describing an idyllic Sunday afternoon. “The wife is already asleep in the armchair and the children have been sent out for a nice long walk. You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose and open the X. ”• However if Orwell were alive today he wouldn’t get his idyllic Sunday afternoon.• What is X?
    • • News of the World
    • Q32• The following is a description of the State Seal of an US State. Which one (X)?• Around the bend of the ring are represented thirty-one stars, being the number of States of which the Union will consist upon the admission of X. The foreground figure represents the goddess Minerva having sprung full grow[n] from the brain of Jupiter. She is introduced as a type of the political birth of the State of X, without having gone through the probation of a territory. At her feet crouches a grisly [grizzly] bear feeding upon the clusters from a grape vine, emblematic of the peculiar characteristics of the country. A miner is engaged with his rocker and bowl at his side, illustrating the golden wealth of the ______, upon whose waters are seen shipping, typical of commercial greatness; and the snow-clad peaks of the _____make up the background, while above is the Greek motto "Eureka," (I have found,) applying either to the principle involved in the admission of the State, or the success of the miner at work. ” —Original 1849 text describing the seal
    • Q33• Originally built as a failed prototype of Sirius Cybernetics Corporations GPP (Genuine People Personalities) technology, X is afflicted with severe depression and boredom, in part because he has a "brain the size of a planet" which he is seldom, if ever, given the chance to use.• X’s hardest task is composing lullabies. An example: Now the world has gone to bed Darkness wont engulf my head I can see by infra-red How I hate the night Now I lay me down to sleep Try to count electric sheep Sweet dream wishes you can keep How I hate the night
    • • Marvin the Paranoid Android
    • Q34• The origin of the school comes from LOrdre des Chevaliers du Saint Esprit, an elite group of French knights that was created in 1578. Each member was awarded the Cross of the Holy Spirit, which hung from a blue ribbon. According to one story, the group became known for its extravagant and luxurious banquets, known as ”X". While these dinners ended at the time of the French Revolution, the name remained synonymous with excellent cooking. Another theory has it that the blue ribbon simply became synonymous with excellence, and this was later applied to other fields such as cooking.• The name was adopted by the French culinary magazine, La Cuisinière X, founded by Marthe Distel in the late 19th century. The magazine began offering special lessons by some of the best chefs in France. This eventually grew to become a cooking school that opened in Paris in 1895 and quickly became one of the most élite cooking schools in the world. The school closed during the German occupation of Paris (1940-44) and was later sold to the present owner, André J. Cointreau, a descendant of both the Cointreau and Rémy Martin dynasties.
    • • Le Cordon Bleu
    • Q35• Some Western sources claimed that Gagarin, during his space flight, had made the comment,__________________ However, no such words appear in the verbatim record of Gagarin’s conversations with the Earth during the spaceflight. In a 2006 interview a close friend of Gagarin, Colonel Valentin Petrov, stated that Gagarin never said such words, and that the phrase originated from Nikita Khrushchevs speech at the plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU, where the anti-religious propaganda was discussed.• What was the comment?
    • • I don’t see any God up here
    • Q36Put Funda(Hint:thisis a veryfamousvoyage.)
    • • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    • Q37• George Lucas very recently said this about whom? "I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist and such a humble man. ______ was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of (his) fabulous illustrations and say, Do it like this.’……..we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator.”• The same person also designed the alien ships in Steven Spielbergs films Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), while his work as the conceptual artist on the 1985 film Cocoon earned him the Academy Award for Visual Effects
    • • Ralph McQuarrie who passed away last Sunday.
    • Q38• Martin Niemoller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitlers rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemoller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. Unlike Niemoller, they gave in to the Nazis threats. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau.• His crime was "not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement." Niemöller was released in 1945 by the Allies. He continued his career in Germany as a clergyman and as a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II.• He is more well known for a poem which is frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.• What is the poem?
    • First they came for the communists, and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists,and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. - Martin Niemoller
    • Q39• X had used the breakdown of his first marriage as inspiration for his 1990s sitcom Joking Apart. Retaining this semi-autobiographical trend, Y was based on him meeting his wife, Sue Vertue, and on the issues that arise in new relationships.• According to an interview with The New York Times, X met Vertue at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in 1996. Vertue had been working for Tiger Aspect, a production company run by Peter Bennett-Jones. Bennett-Jones and his friend and former colleague Andre Ptaszynski, who had worked with X on the sitcoms Joking Apart and Chalk, told X and Vertue that each fancied the other. A relationship blossomed and they left their respective production companies to join Hartswood Films, run by Beryl Vertue, Sues mother. After production wrapped on Chalk in 1997, X announced to the cast that he was marrying Vertue.• When she eventually asked him to write a sitcom for Hartswood, he decided to base it around the evolution of their own relationship. Drunk one evening, he went into her office, wrote the word “Y" on a sheet of paper and told her to ask him about it later.
    • • X = STEVE MOFFAT• Y = COUPLING
    • Q40• At the age of 13, he co-wrote a rough draft of Y with childhood friend Evan Goldberg, who he had met at bar mitzvah classes. Based on their teenage experiences, X and Goldberg spent the rest of their time in high school polishing the script. They initially worried that the 1999 film American Pie had beaten them to the idea for the movie, but felt that it lacked "all honest interaction between characters, which is what [they]re going for.“• The film eventually released in 2007 and X played a role in that film. Also the two main lead characteres of the film had the same first names as X and Evan Goldberg.
    • • X = Seth Rogen• Y= Superbad
    • Q41• X was a West Indian cricketer. He is a right handed batsman and off break bowler. A lively, often unpredictable character, X was expelled from the West Indian Cricketing Academy in July 2001 for bad behaviour but continued to play for the Leeward Islands in the Busta Cup. Upon his return in Feb 2002, he was called into the West Indian squad as a repolacement for Marlon Samuels but was dropped again when he lied about his non appearance in the ICC Champions Trophy in Sept 2002. Following a stabbing incident in Jan 2004, he was arrested but given a third chance in May 2005. X has the dubious record for the slowest ODI duck which lasted 31 balls in the DHL Cup Finals . X died 4th March 2012 when he lost control of his car and slammed into a pole.
    • • X- Runako Morton
    • Q42• X changed their name to X, after Linda X, a member of the Charles Manson cult (aka the Manson "family") famous for serving as his getaway driver. In an interview with Ukula, the bassist explained how the former guitarist picked the name. Reading up on Charles Manson, the X name stuck with him. "He just thought the word was cool, it literally took about a minute after the rest of us heard it... so it was decided,” he explains. X is a common Armenian surname, originated from the Arabic word, meaning a butcher or slaughterer.
    • • Kasabian
    • Q43• Hackers aligned with Anonymous recently targeted X, stating: "Your continued attack on the worlds food supply, as well as the health of those who eat it, has earned you our full attention," wrote AntiSec (the faction aligned with Anonymous). "Your crimes against humanity are too many to name on one page."• Anonymous battle with X began last July when the hackers disrupted the companys Web site and then released data on about 2,500 individuals involved in the industry. According to X, 10 percent of this information was related to current and former X employees. X?
    • • Monsanto
    • Q44• X, Y and Z collectively hold the top three spots for the fastest-ever selling PC games in all of history. The latest, Z sold 3.3 million copies in a single day. Identify X, Y, and Z for bonus points, or just identify the game associated with X, Y and Z, which though released in 2004, still has over 11 million players worldwide.
    • • World of Warcraft o X- The Burning Crusade o Y- The Wrath of the Lich King o Z-Cataclysm
    • Q45• Who and what was the occasion?
    • • Vladimir Putin on being elected to his 3rd term as President of the Russian Federation
    • Q46• Klout, tipped as the next big thing in the rapidly evolving world of social media, is being described by its creators as "the standard for online and internet influence".• Using a complicated series of algorithms, the system adds up a persons tweets, likes, pings, LinkedIn connections, Google mentions, status updates and other social media musings. The ripple effect of that online contribution is used to measure how much influence a person has online and, by inference, whether they are worth listening to. X tops the list with a score of 100, ahead of Barack Obama with 88, and the Dalai Lama at 90. X?
    • • Justin Bieber
    • Q47• The ”_______ ________" is a term used to refer to the generation, actually a cohort, that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises. In that volume Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then his mentor and patron.• In A Moveable Feast, which was published after Hemingway and Stein were both dead and after a literary feud that lasted much of their life, Hemingway reveals that the phrase was actually originated by the garage owner who serviced Steins car. When a young mechanic failed to repair the car in a way satisfactory to Stein, the garage owner shouted at the boy : "You are all a ”________ ________.” Stein, in telling Hemingway the story, added, "That is what you are. Thats what you all are...all of you young people who served in the war….” This generation included distinguished artists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, Waldo Peirce, Alan Seeger, and Erich Maria Remarque.
    • • The Lost Generation
    • Q48• He is Hollywoods most reluctant - and increasingly strange – star. For the past ten years, the London-born actor has led a resolutely reclusive existence, locked away on a remote 50-acre estate in the mountains of County Wicklow (hence the former public schoolboys recently acquired Irish brogue).He has emerged to make just four films in the past decade.• This spring, he will return to a movie studio - only this time, instead of acting, he will join the carpentry crew, building the sets on The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, which is to be directed by his wife Rebecca Miller, author of the book on which the film is based.• So obsessed is X with practising his new skills as a carpenter that he admitted, in a rare interview this week, that his nine-year-old son Ronan (the couple also have another boy, five-year-old Cashel) thought, until recently, that his father was not an actor but worked on a building site.• Taking method acting to the extreme is very much a X hallmark. He has previously asked his crew to wheel him around in his wheelchair between takes and feed him with a spoon and spent three nights on meagre prison rations in a freezing cold cell.
    • • Daniel Day Lewis
    • Q49• Connect (exhaustive):
    • • Pixar shorts nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
    • Q50• ID this singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress (among several other jobs)• She has been approached by Ultra records for a record deal which later fell through after the production of one single.• She lives in New York and one of her best known songs was used as a commercial by Cat Fresh against her wishes.
    • • Phoebe Buffay
    • Video• Id the guy in red
    • • Zach Galifianakis
    • LVCExhaustive & all pictures are generic
    • 40/-20
    • 35/-18
    • 30/-15
    • 25/-12
    • 20/-10
    • 15/-7
    • 10/-5
    • 5/0
    • • Jules Verne inventions that came true• 1. Newscasts• 2. Solar Sails• 3.Videoconferencing• 4.Taser• 5.Skywriting• 6.Spaceships Splashdowns• 7.Lunar Modules• 8.Submarines• Source: “8 Jules Verne Inventions That Came True”- National Geographic