CQC Quiz #7


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CQC Quiz #7

  1. 1. Coimbatore Quiz Circle Quiz By Ashwin Murali
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Quizzing since 1997 (3 rd standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Been to a lot of quizzes at School </li></ul><ul><li>Won some lost some but certainly gained some on all occasions </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Interest in Sports Quizzing </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Quiz <ul><li>You’ll find a lot of Questions on Sports, Movies, Coimbatore, India, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>There’ll be lot of Connects (I know its painful but sorry) </li></ul><ul><li>No Rules, Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounce </li></ul><ul><li>As always, I’m the Boss (meant the Quizmaster) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Round 1 (Clockwise)
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is said that when X visited the Apollo Hotel, he was denied entry as he was a Non European. This enraged X and he built Y. Soon Y became the centre of attraction and it put Apollo out of business. Y became a landmark for the city and is considered to be one of the best in its league in the world. Identify X & Y. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>X – Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata </li></ul><ul><li>Y- Taj Mahal Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>This question is dedicated to all those who died and those who survived the Mumbai terror attack. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>On November 24 th , 1804, _______ was accorded a higher status, thus becoming the most prominent in the region. In order to commemorate this significance, it was decided in 2008 that henceforth November 24 th will be celebrated as ________ Day. Fill in the blank. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Coimbatore was made the headquarters of the neighbouring places and November 24 th was celebrated as Coimbatore Day. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Identify the missing person in the picture. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>X and Y conducted an undercover investigation in the summer of 1981 inside a primate research laboratory at the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The researcher, Dr. Edward Taub, had cut sensory ganglia that supplied nerves to the monkeys' fingers, hands, arms, and legs, a process called &quot;deafferentation,&quot; so that they could not feel them. He then deafferented their entire spinal column. He used restraint, electric shock, and withholding of food and water to force the monkeys to use the deafferented parts of their bodies. The aim of the research was to determine whether the monkeys could be forced to use the limbs, and whether this had an effect on the structure of their brains. </li></ul><ul><li>X & Y were disturbed by what they saw and they published a photo with the caption “Silver Spring Monkeys”. This caused an outrage and led X & Y to start Z. Today Z has grown in strength and is popular all over the world. Identify X, Y & Z. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>X- Alex Pacheco </li></ul><ul><li>Y- Ingrid Newkirk </li></ul><ul><li>Z- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Connect
  14. 14. <ul><li>R.K. Narayan </li></ul><ul><li>Graham Greene – the mentor of RK Narayan </li></ul><ul><li>Shankar Nag- the Director of Malgudi Days serial </li></ul><ul><li>A map of the fictional town Malgudi </li></ul>
  15. 15. Connect…
  16. 16. Dayron Robles The 110m Hurdles Gold Medalist in Olympics and World Record Holder from Cuba <ul><li>Baron Pierre de Coubertin for Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>Fidel Castro for Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Edwin Moses for Hurdles </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>S. Balakrishna concluded the date of X as 2559 BC using consecutive lunar eclipses. I. N. Iyengar concluded the date of X as 1478 BC using double eclipses and Saturn- Jupiter conjunctions. B. N. Achar states the date of X as 3067 BC using planetary positions. P. V. Holey states the date of X as November 13, 3143 BC using planetary positions and calendar systems. P.V.Vartak calculated the date of X as October 16, 5561 BC using planetary positions. What is X? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The Kurukshetra War </li></ul><ul><li>They were all Historians. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>X was born into a Jewish family and was orphaned at a very young age. With the help of his uncle, he managed to finish education and started a business. His business expanded steadily and today he is a billionaire and the main owner of private investment company Millhouse LLC. Forbes magazine ranked him as the fifteenth richest person in the world with a net worth of US$23.5 billion. Despite all this, he is better known as the owner of Y after he purchased Y from Ken Bates in 2003. Identify X & Y. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>X – Roman Abramovich </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Chelsea Football Club </li></ul>
  21. 21. Round 2 (Anti-Clockwise)
  22. 22. Connect
  23. 23. <ul><li>Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Pambaati Siddhar – the sage who was blessed at and was responsible for the name Marudamalai, a landmark of Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Tipu Sultan – the Sultan whose troops against the British were stationed at Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Robert Stanes – the First Mayor of Coimbatore </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Identify this personality. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Atal Bihari Vajpayee </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>It was said that before the event Y, X called a press conference and urged all journalists to take as many photographs and interviews of him as after Y, he would be mobbed by journalists from all over the world and they would be forced to wait for him. The journalists laughed off his suggestion and thought that he was a fool. But after Y, X managed to achieve what was thought to be impossible for him and indeed the same journalists were forced to wait for him. Identify X & Y. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>X – Muhammad Ali ( Cassius Clay then) </li></ul><ul><li>Y – 1960 Rome Olympics </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Indian Railways with over 16 lakh employees is the organization with the largest no. of employees in the world. Name the second largest employer. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>General Motors - with over 7 Lakh employees </li></ul><ul><li>(Not sure as to how many of those people are still in their jobs today) </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>X created the character Y in 1941 as a part of his series and named it after a ‘sad English fish’, as suggested by his wife. Soon Y became very popular and became one of the main characters in all the later editions of the series. Y was only known by his surname and did not have a first name. Many questioned X about Y’s first name. There were also contests held to suggest a first name for Y. In order to put an end to all this, X gave Y’s first name as ‘Archibald’ in one of the last editions of the series. Identify X & Y. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>X- Herge </li></ul><ul><li>Y- Captain Haddock from Tintin Adventures </li></ul>
  32. 32. Connect 323
  33. 33. <ul><li>The Flintstones </li></ul><ul><li>William Hanna and Joseph Barbera – the creators of Flintstones </li></ul><ul><li>Bed + Rock = Bedrock – the city where the Flintstones dwell </li></ul><ul><li>323, Cobblestone Lane – their address </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Earlier in the Indianapolis 500 car race, it was a custom that all drivers should have a mechanic along with them in the car during the race for various reasons. In the 1911 Indianapolis race, Ray Harroun, a racer, could not find a mechanic to ride with him. So he did something which changed the world of automotives forever, What did he do? </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>He tied a mirror to the car and thus the rear view mirror came into existence. </li></ul><ul><li>The mechanics, apart from attending to any problem in the car, used to alert the drivers about the other approaching cars. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Connect
  37. 37. <ul><li>The Good, the Bad and the Ugly </li></ul><ul><li>Clint Eastwood – the hero of that movie </li></ul><ul><li>Sergio Leone- the director of that movie </li></ul><ul><li>Ennio Morricone- whose soundtrack for that movie became world famous </li></ul><ul><li>Blond for Blondie and Angel for Angel Eyes, two of the main characters in that movie </li></ul>
  38. 38. Put Fundae
  39. 39. <ul><li>Shivaji Ganesan and MGR acted in the film “Goondukkili” , meaning ‘Caged Parrot’. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the only film in which the legends have acted together. </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>His stint with advertising began in 1987, with Allwyn’s Trendy Watch campaign. He went on to compose more than 300 ad films – Boost with Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, MRF Tyres, Premier Pressure cooker, Asian Paints, Hero Puch, etc. He owns Panchathan Record Inn, one of India’s most advanced studios. Which person are we talking about? </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>A.R.Rahman </li></ul>
  42. 42. Round 3 (Clockwise)
  43. 43. <ul><li>According to legend, Lord Hanuman, while carrying the Sanjeevi Mountain to Lanka, felt very exhausted and stopped at a hill as he could not move any further. He prayed to the Lord of the Hills to help Him quench his thirst. The Lord appeared before Him and pierced the ground with his weapon. Water started flowing out and Hanuman was able to quench his thirst and carry on his journey. Since then there is no cease of water flow in that place. Identify the place where this incident is said to have happened. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Anuvaavi </li></ul><ul><li>Located at 12 kms from Coimbatore. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a Lord Muruga temple up the hill </li></ul><ul><li>The place gets its name from this incident. </li></ul><ul><li>Anu for Hanuman </li></ul><ul><li>Vaavi means tank (water) </li></ul><ul><li>Even during the dry season, there is at least a small spate of water flow in the region. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Connect
  46. 46. <ul><li>The year 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Vasudevan Bhaskaran- Captain of 1980 Olympic Gold Medal winning Hockey team </li></ul><ul><li>CNN- launched in June 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Mugabe- became President of Zimbabwe after their Independence from British in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjay Gandhi- died in a plane crash in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Subramaniapuram- the film depicts the year 1980 </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>X was born at Puttamangalam in the Thanjavur district on September 9, 1899. X was an Indian freedom fighter, novelist, short-story writer, journalist, satirist, travel writer, script-writer, poet, critic, and connoisseur of the arts. While serving a prison sentence for participating in the Freedom struggle, X came in to contact with C.Rajagopalachari and T.Sadasivam, who were influential in shaping his life and career. In 1941, he started his own weekly magazine and through the stories he wrote in his magazine (which were later published as novels), he gained iconic status and was revered as one of the best writers in the country. He died in 1954. His most famous novel was translated and published under the title “The Pinnacle of Sacrifice”. Identify X. </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Kalki Krishnamurthy </li></ul><ul><li>His novel “Ponniyin Selvan” was translated as “The Pinnacle of Sacrifice”. </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Peter Benenson, an English labour lawyer was travelling in the London Underground on 19 November 1960, when he read of two Portuguese students who had been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for having drunk a toast to liberty. This disturbed Peter and he wrote about his anguish in a newspaper article titled “The Forgotten Prisoners”. Working with his friend Eric Baker, he founded X in July 1961. Since then X has been involved in numerous peace making measures around the world and has stood up for its cause. X was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1977. Identify X. </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>X – The Amnesty International </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Identify this Baseball legend who was named ‘the greatest Baseball player of all time’ by numerous polls and surveys. He is the Baseball equivalent of Sir Don Bradman. </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Babe Ruth </li></ul>
  53. 53. Connect
  54. 54. <ul><li>The film ‘Peraanmai’ . </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold Schwarzenegger- played Terminator whose role would now be played by Roland Kickinger. Roland also plays the villain of ‘Peraanmai’. </li></ul><ul><li>S.P.Jananathan- Director of ‘Peraanmai’ </li></ul><ul><li>Jayam Ravi- Hero of ‘Peraanmai’ </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>Robert Kanigel wrote the book “ The Man who knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius _______”. </li></ul><ul><li>Whose life was described in that book? </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>Srinivasa Ramanujan </li></ul><ul><li>The book was called “ The Man who knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan”. </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>Complete the list: </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Dilip Tirkey </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Arjun Halappa </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Dilip Tirkey </li></ul><ul><li>2008- ? </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Tushar Khandekar </li></ul><ul><li>They were all the Captains of Premier Hockey League winning teams. </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Hyderabad Sultans </li></ul><ul><li>2006- Bangalore Hi Fliers </li></ul><ul><li>2007- Orissa Steelers </li></ul><ul><li>2008- Bangalore Hi Fliers </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>In 2002, the late Pope John Paul II convened a meeting of Representatives of all Religions of the world for a Conference called “Prayer for World Peace”. X represented Hinduism at the Pope’s invitation, thereby becoming the first person since Swami Vivekananda to officially represent Hinduism in a World Religious Conference. Though the significance of this achievement was not given much importance by the media, X’s stature grew in his region and he became one of the most prominent personalities of his region. Identify X. </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar , the Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore. </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>This product is synonymous and gives a certain identity to the place where it is manufactured. The sale of this product is one of the chief sources of income to the organization producing it. About 60,000 of this product are produced daily, yet it only satisfies half of the customers’ requisite. Neravallur Srinivasa Iyengar’s family alone is authorized to produce this product and Vijaya Bank is the only centre authorized to sell this product apart from the organization itself. What product/item are we talking about? </li></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><li>Thirupati Laddu </li></ul>
  63. 63. Round 4 (Anti-Clockwise)
  64. 64. <ul><li>X was born in 1956 in London. He did his schooling at Monfort School at Yercaud, Bombay Scottish School and Campion School in Mumbai. He attended St.Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He is a well known author, diplomat and journalist today. Though originally from Kerala, his parents lived in Coimbatore and he visits his mother in Coimbatore every year. Although he was known for his diplomacy earlier, he came into international spotlight only in 2006 but narrowly lost in his quest for something. Identify X. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>Shashi Tharoor </li></ul>
  66. 66. Connect
  67. 67. <ul><li>The Pursuit of Happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson – coined the term ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ </li></ul><ul><li>Will Smith – hero of that movie </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Gardner – based on whose life the movie was made </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>Albert Korda took a photograph of a certain person in 1960. Later Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist created a portrait based on this photograph in 1968. This portrait became very iconic in the 20th century and it was featured on everything from magazine covers to T-Shirts to bags to every other article carrying an image. This image was also voted as “the image of the 20th century” in an online poll. Who was the person who featured in this image? </li></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><li>Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>In Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, a seven-year-old boy, Christopher James Greicius, was hospitalized with leukemia. The Arizona Department of Public Safety, hospital workers and members of the community teamed up and were able to grant his wish to become a police officer for one day. Ample media coverage led to the founding of a permanent charity organization X, using Christopher James Greicius' case as a model. On 3 May 1980, just four days after his wish was granted, Christopher Greicius died. Since then X has been involved in various Goodwill ventures throughout the world. In 2006, X announced that Mariah Carey will be its first ____ Icon. Identify X. </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>Make A Wish Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Mariah Carey is its first Wish Icon </li></ul>
  72. 72. Who is missing in this list?
  73. 73. <ul><li>Viswanathan Anand </li></ul><ul><li>The persons in the picture are Bent Larsen, Viktor Korchnoi, Bobby Fischer and Veselin Topalov. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with Anand, they are the only Non Soviets/Russians to have won the prestigious Chess Oscar Award. </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>They were one of the most skilled military units of the middle ages. They were originally formed after the Crusades to protect Christians who went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The Catholic Church also approved them. Later they were sought by a secret society to protect their secret keepers. When the Church came to know of this, it disbanded them. As time went by, their organization got diminished. Even today, they are remembered for their bravery and are hailed as legends. Which middle age military group are we talking about? </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>The Knights Templar </li></ul>
  76. 76. Put Fundae
  77. 77. <ul><li>Agni and Prithvi missiles – brainchild of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. </li></ul><ul><li>Abdul Kalam’s birthday (October 15) is celebrated as National Science Day in Switzerland. </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Federer for Switzerland </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>Who was the first and only player so far to have scored 100 points in a single NBA game? </li></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><li>Wilt Chamberlain –while playing for Philadelphia Warriors against New York Knicks in 1962. </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>Which Charles Dickens’ novel describes a cricket match between All Muggleton and Dingley Dell? </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>The Pickwick Papers </li></ul>
  82. 82. Connect <ul><li>In London lies a knight a Pope interred </li></ul><ul><li>His labor's fruit a Holy wrath incurred </li></ul><ul><li>You seek the orb that ought be on his tomb </li></ul><ul><li>It speaks of Rosy flesh and seeded womb. </li></ul>
  83. 83. <ul><li>Steve Jobs – Apple Computers </li></ul><ul><li>The answer to that riddle is Apple (from Da Vinci Code) </li></ul><ul><li>I-Pod is an Apple Computer product </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Jobs – founder of Apple Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Jobs also founded Pixar Studios which made films like Finding Nemo and Ratatouille </li></ul>
  84. 84. Round 5 (Clockwise)
  85. 85. <ul><li>X started a canteen in Y theatres in the late 1950’s. The films those days were quite long and had two intervals. As a result, the canteen flourished and soon its quality came to be noticed. In the late 1960s, X came out and started his own hotel and named it Z. Soon it grew in strength and many more branches were opened. As time progressed, Z grew to become the leading chain of restaurants in the city. Identify X, Y and Z. </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>X – Sri Damodaraswamy Naidu </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Central Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Z – Sri Annapoorna Gowrishankar Hotels in Coimbatore </li></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><li>He was born in a town called Trelawny. In his childhood, he played cricket all the time. He would have been a fast bowler if not for the advice of a coach who suggested that he take up a certain other sport. This changed his career completely and he started winning laurel after laurels in his new sport. His height of 1.96 m also helped him achieve in his sport. Recently he achieved the ultimate glory in his sport and left the world stunned with his performance. Despite choosing a new sport, he still admires cricket and is a fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and Matthew Hayden. Which sportsperson are we talking about? </li></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><li>Usain Bolt </li></ul>
  89. 89. Connect 11/5
  90. 90. <ul><li>V for Vendetta </li></ul><ul><li>Wachowski brothers – the producers of V for Vendetta </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Fawkes – the central character in the film was inspired by Guy Fawkes </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Moore- the author of the book ‘V for Vendetta’ </li></ul><ul><li>11/5- November 5 th – Guy Fawkes Day </li></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><li>Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote under the pen name X. Apart from being the author of some well read and renowned novels, he is rather famous for his humorous and catchy quotes. One of his quotes reads thus: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” Identify X . </li></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul>
  93. 93. <ul><li>Complete the following list: </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Jose Mourinho </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Rafael Benitez </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Frank Rijkaard </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Carlo Ancelotti </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - ? </li></ul>
  94. 94. <ul><li>Sir Alex Ferguson </li></ul><ul><li>They were all the managers of the UEFA Champions League winning teams. </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – FC Porto </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – AC Milan </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Manchester United </li></ul>
  95. 95. <ul><li>Coimbatore Jail was widely active during the Freedom Struggle. Many renowned freedom fighters were put up in this prison and they were forced to do arduous tasks like pulling the oil press. Today this oil press is placed in the prison complex as a memorial to a famous freedom fighter from this region. Who was he? </li></ul>
  96. 96. <ul><li>V.O. Chidambaram Pillai (VOC) </li></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><li>Amar Chitra Katha comic series, after publishing over 150 titles, stopped publishing new titles. Later after a gap of ten years, they came out with a new title on a French Soldier. Whom did they feature in this comeback edition? </li></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>J.R.D.Tata </li></ul><ul><li>He was part French and part Indian. He was born in Paris. He served in the French Army for a brief period. He is buried at Paris. </li></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>Who comes next in this list? </li></ul>
  100. 100. <ul><li>Stuart Broad </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm Nash, Tilak Raj and Daan van Bunge along with Broad have conceded six sixes in an over in a first class or an international game. </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Sobers hit six 6’s off Nash </li></ul><ul><li>Ravi Shastri off Tilak Raj </li></ul><ul><li>Herschelle Gibbs off van Bunge </li></ul><ul><li>Yuvraj Singh off Broad </li></ul>
  101. 101. <ul><li>Identify this personality. </li></ul>
  102. 102. <ul><li>Pandit Bhimsen Joshi </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Bharat Ratna awardee </li></ul>
  103. 103. <ul><li>What famous phrase did the person in the picture coin, which also became his epitaph? </li></ul>
  104. 104. <ul><li>That’s All Folks!! </li></ul><ul><li>The person in the picture is Chuck Jones, the creator of Looney Toons. </li></ul>