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Informal Quiz conducted on 15th of March, 2012

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    • The Last Hurrah General Quiz Finals Ayush Agrawal March 2012
    • Rules• Infinite Rebound• Pounce +10/-10• 2 + 2CORRECT pounces allowed per team• 2 Rounds of IR with 1 written round in the middle (Q20)• Reminder: NSFW language will be used. Please leave if you are easily offended.
    • Q1.• X was a TV series devised by Bill Wright.• Wright drew inspiration from his experiences of being interrogated by the Gestapo during World War II.• The atmosphere is helped by Xs famously ominous theme music, "Approaching Menace" by the British composer Neil Richardson.
    • Answer
    • • Mastermind
    • Q2.• X said in an interview with groundreport.com "No one really knows, including me. Y started as a doodle before I knew he would be famous. I dont remember what I was thinking the day I decided to curl his tie up.“ A couple of other reasons given by X in other interviews: A) Its a metaphor for his inability to control his environment B) Hes just glad to see you• ID X&Y
    • Answer
    • • Scott Adams, Dilbert
    • Q3.• The philosophy behind the _______, acc. to X: “It is the result of a life of study, of struggles, of defeats, of victories. The _______ is open to give, and open to receive. It’s a sign of optimism in this world”.• It is also the official emblem of the city, and signifies the city’s credo of “open to give and open to receive”.
    • Answer
    • • Le Carbousier, about the Open Hand Monument at Chandigarh
    • Q4.• The phrase “___________" has commonly been used to describe an ill-conceived idea, or one whose failure is both predictable and inevitable.• The band name then allegedly arose when X, after being invited to drum for the band, thought the idea would go over like a “____________”Moon evidently modifying the common phrase after observing that _______s were quite large.• Reportedly Y liked the phrase so much, he took it for the bands name. The decision to misspell it was made because they thought Americans would be stupid enough to mispronounce the word “____.“• Origins of which band name?
    • Answer
    • • Lead balloon became “Led Zeppelin”
    • Q5. • Art by?
    • Answer
    • • Banksy
    • Q6.• “Do you know that even today little girls go to beauty parlors and ask to get a ‘__________’, if they want a fringe on their foreheads?” says the charming X.• She continues, “You know I have a very big forehead and before I did my first film with S.Mukherjee, Nayyar Sahab (R.K.Nayyer who she later married) and I were great fans of Audrey Hepburn so we decided that I would have a fringe like her to hide my forehead. That time nobody in India had a fringe. So we went to a Chinese hairdresser and got it cut. So that’s how the __________ came in to fashion.”• Who, talking about what?
    • Answer
    • • Sadhana, Sadhana Cut
    • Q7.• In engineering, fiction, and thought experiments, X is any extremely rare, costly, or impossible material, or (less commonly) device needed to fulfill a given design for a given application. The properties of any particular X depend on the intended use. For example, a pulley made of X might be massless and frictionless; however, if used in a nuclear rocket, X would be light, strong at high temperatures, and resistant to radiation damage. The concept of X is often applied flippantly or humorously.• X?
    • Answer
    • • Unobtainium
    • Q8.• A __________ is a type of video game level design where a player can roam freely through a virtual world and is given considerable freedom in choosing how or when to approach objectives.• The term ________ refers more to the mechanics of a game and how, as in a physical _________, the user is entertained by his ability to play creatively and with there being "no right way“ of playing the game.• Hint?
    • Answer
    • • Sandbox
    • Q9.• The phrase _________ has it’s (apocryphal) origins in medeival times, when ______s faced extremely harsh penalties for short changing customers, in weight or quantity.• In order to avoid penalties, they started doing something, which led to the phrase.
    • Answer
    • • Baker’s Dozen, 13
    • Q10.• Robert Recorde (ca. 1512 – 1558) was a Welsh physician and mathematician, who invented the X. First known usage:• The justification he gave was “Because no two things can be more equal.”
    • Answer
    • • The ‘=‘ (Equal to sign)
    • Q11.• Worldwide, the people of which community identify themselves as “friends of Bill W. and Dr. Bob” ?• The names are shortened because of the community’s Twelfth Tradition.
    • Answer
    • • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Q12. • Which “musical” painting is this?
    • Answer
    • • Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    • Q13.• If the Pakistani on the right is Shakoor Rana, then who is the Englishman on the left ?
    • Answer
    • • Mike Gatting
    • Q14.• The phrase __________ refers to the practice of sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle.• It’s probable origins are from the special armed employee of the express service using the stage for transportation of bullion or cash would sit beside the driver, carrying a ______.• More recently, the term has been applied to a game, typically played by groups of friends to determine who rides beside the driver in a car.
    • Answer
    • • Shotgun
    • Q15.• What do you get when you combine the two?• A few notable examples: Richard Feynman (6), Natalie Portman (6), Carl Sagan (7) and Stephen Hawking (7).
    • Answer
    • • Paul Erdos, Kevin Bacon• Erdos-Bacon Number
    • Q16.• Some of the stars that turned up at the “Your Moment Is Waiting” launch party held at The Saatchi Gallery in London, included English actor Lisa Snowdon, and football star Didier Drogba.• The short film was directed by Prakash Varma, and featured Swedish model Miriam Ilorah.• A few critics said that the movie didn’t represent X at all, and seemed a bit too “foreign”.• What was short film about?
    • Answer
    • • Kerala Tourism
    • Q17.• _____ is a noun which means “A smooth gait, especially of a horse, that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot.”• The origins of the word are from the place __________. Many pilgrims visited _________on horse, and phrases such as _________ gallop, _________ pace, and _________ trot described the easy gait at which they rode to their destination.
    • Answer
    • • Canter, from Canterbury
    • Q18. • Explain
    • Answer
    • • Tyson Gay, the word “Gay” replaced by “Homosexual”
    • Q19.• Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D. is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. In 2006, he started receiving lots of angry letters from third graders, for a decision that he took. Some of those letters are reproduced in the book “The ______Files: The Rise and Fall of Americas Favourite ____”• What was this controversial decision that he took?
    • Answer
    • • Pluto no longer a planet
    • Q20.• Origin of X: The Roman letter outlines were first painted onto stone, and the stone carvers followed the brush marks which flared at stroke ends and corners, creating Xs. Another theory is that Xs were devised to neaten the ends of lines as they were chiselled into stone.• Y, of course, is created by the mere absence of Xs in the letters. It comes from the French word for “without”.• What are X and Y ?
    • Answer
    • • Serif and Sans Serif
    • Written Round• Theme: Bollywood Minimalist Posters• 6 images, guess the movie• 5 points for each correct answer• 5 point bonus for 5 correct answers• 10 point bonus for all 6 correct
    • WR1
    • WR2
    • WR3
    • WR4
    • WR5
    • WR6
    • Exchange Sheets
    • WR1
    • • Rang De Basanti
    • WR2
    • • Andaz Apna Apna
    • WR3
    • • The Legend of Bhagat Singh
    • WR4
    • • Jab We Met
    • WR5
    • • Mr. India
    • WR6
    • • Hera Pheri
    • Anticlockwise IR
    • • Back in the U.S.S.R Enter Sandman• Dear Prudence• Glass Onion Sad but True••• Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Wild Honey Pie The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill Q21. Holier Than Thou The Unforgiven Wherever I May Roam• While My Guitar Gently Weeps• Happiness Is a Warm Gun Dont Tread on Me• Martha My Dear Through the Never• Im So Tired Nothing Else Matters• Blackbird Of Wolf and Man• Piggies• Rocky Raccoon The God That Failed• Dont Pass Me By My Friend of Misery• Why Dont We Do It in the Road? The Struggle Within• I Will• Julia• Birthday• Yer Blues• Mother Natures Son• Everybodys Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey• Sexy Sadie• Helter Skelter• Long, Long, Long• Revolution 1• Honey Pie• Savoy Truffle• Cry Baby Cry• Revolution 9• Good Night"
    • Answer
    • • White Album• Black Album
    • Q22.• On December 17th, 1550, the abbey church of X, Westminster, was advanced to the dignity of a cathedral by letters patent; but ten years later it was joined to the diocese of London again, and many of its estates appropriated to the repairs of Y.• Which phrase did this 16th century story give rise to ?
    • Answer
    • • Robbing paul to pay peter
    • Q23.• The US invasion of Iraq was earlier codenamed “Operation Iraqi Liberation”, but was later renamed to “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.• What reasons?
    • Answer
    • • Acronym O.I.L
    • Q24.• X is an application that lets you uncover websites related to your interests, as suggested by people with similar mental illnesses to yourself. Its also guaranteed to destroy any semblance of a sleeping pattern you had upon installation.• X was created in 2001 by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance and Eric Boyd. In an interview with the BBC in 2007, Camp claimed that the reasoning behind X was to allow its users to discover interesting information without having to trawl through search engines such as Google or Yahoo.
    • Answer
    • • StumbleUpon
    • Q25.• X was born in Jalandher on April 4, 1911. He started appearing in the news in the early 2000s, and received a sponsorship from Adidas in 2004.• He recently became the first 100 year old to perform the feat.• Id.
    • Answer
    • • Fauja Singh
    • Q26.• Childreach International (formerly Global Development Links) is a London based international development charity. Set up in 2003 and registered as a charity in 2004 the growth of Childreach International has been rapid, through the development of unique fundraising activities including Challenge Events and Futurebuilding.• Why was it in the news in India, in November last year?
    • Answer
    • Q27.• Apart from gunshot wounds, _________ was the single largest ailment of soldiers returning form the American Civil War and the 1st World War.• The substance Y was invented to treat the people suffering from _________.• However, that had its own set of (similar) problems !!
    • Answer
    • • Morphine addiction, heroin was used to treat it !!
    • Q28.• X has only got one ball,• Y has two but very small,• Z is somewhat simlar,• But poor W has no balls at all.• British blue song during the war.
    • Answer
    • • Hitler, Goering, Himmler, Goebbels
    • Q29.
    • Answer
    • • Hannah
    • Q30.• The exact meaning of the phrase is to “Accept the unpleasant consequences of ones actions”.• Although the origins are unclear, one theory says it comes from a Civil War military ceremony (dismissed) where an officer that is about to be cashiered is literally drummed out, and hence he is said to have ___________.
    • Answer
    • • Face the music
    • Q31.• ___________ was the imaginary name given to a stretch of land at the Bhikiwind village in the Khem Karan sector in 1965, after the Battle of Asal Uttar.• The name comes from the Pakistani ________ which were won by the Indian Armed Forces.• The ______ were displayed for some time after which they were shipped to various cantonments and army establishments for display as war trophies.
    • Answer
    • • Patton Nagar
    • Q32. Go ForthPioneers! O Pioneers! -Charles Bukowski- Walt Whitman America - Walt Whitman your life is your lifePioneers! O Pioneers! don’t let it be clubbed into dankCOME, my tan-faced children, submission.Follow well in order, get your Centre of equal be on the watch. weapons ready; daughters, equal sons, there are ways out. there is a light somewhere.Have you your pistols? have you your All, all alike sharp edged axes? it may not be much light butPioneers! O pioneers! endeard, grown, ungr it beats the darkness.For we cannot tarry here, own, young or old, be on the watch.We must march my darlings, we must Strong, ample, fair, en the gods will offer you chances. bear the brunt of danger, know them.We, the youthful sinewy races, all the during, capable, rich, take them. rest on us depend, Perennial with the you can’t beat death butPioneers! O pioneers! Earth, with you can beat death in life,O you youths, western youths, sometimes. Freedom, Law andSo impatient, full of action, full of and the more often you learn to do manly pride and friendship, Love it,Plain I see you, western youths, see the more light there will be. you tramping with the foremost your life is your life.Pioneers! O pioneers! know it while you have it. you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.
    • Answer
    • • Levi’s Ad campaigns
    • Long Connect• Exhaustive Connect• Each answer contributes a word to the connect.• Can be a part of the answer, can be a property.• Eg: If the answer is Uranium, the word “Radioactive” could go to the connect. However, uranium itself could go too.
    • • Another Example:• Forest Fires gives you “Fire”• Bisleri gives you “Water”• Answer to the long connect could be “Captain Planet”• Scores on each slide• Penalty of 5 throughout
    • +40/-5• The name X, literally meaning ‘Swollen Foot’, was a mythical king of Thebes. He fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother, and thus brought disaster on his city and family.• This legend has been retold in many versions, and was used by Sigmund Freud to name the ____________.• Id X
    • +40/-5• Oedipus
    • +35/-5• X is an American television personality, celebrity, and fashion designer.• Her claim to fame however, is an incident dating back to mid 1998, which was because of something that happened in 1996.• The “stained” blue dress was the most important piece of evidence.• Id X
    • +35/-5• Monica Lewinsky
    • +30/-5• X (born July 1, 1967) is an actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement and VIP.• During the summer of 1989, X went with her friends to a BC Lions game at BC Place, and during the game she was shown on the stadium screen wearing a Labatts t- shirt, causing the crowd to cheer for the 21-year-old. She was taken down to the field to receive an ovation from the crowd.• Id X
    • +30/-5• Pamela Anderson
    • +25/-5• Ernst Gräfenberg (September 26, 1881 in Adelebsen near Göttingen, Germany – 28 October 1957 in New York City) was a German-born physician (medical doctor) and scientist.• Although not very famous for his medical exploits, he does lend his name to something which most men find very "hard to find".• What?
    • • The G-Spot
    • +20/-5• X is an American television sitcom produced by Warner Bros. Television that aired on CBS. It was based on the Twitter feedX, created by Justin Halpern and consisting of quotes from his father, Sam.• The TV show itself was cancelled mid-season, but the twitter feed still has over 3 million follwers.• X?
    • +20/-5• Shit My Dad says
    • +15/-5• X is a book written by American author Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés. Described as a "childrens book for adults", it reached No. 1 on Amazon.coms bestseller list a month before its release, thanks to an unintended viral marketing campaign.• The book found true notoriety when it was released as an audio book, narrated by Samuel L Jackson.
    • +15/-5• Go the Fuck to sleep• Sample (Read it in Samuel L Jackson’s voice):The cats nestle close to their kittens now.The lambs have laid down with the sheep.You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dearPlease go the fuck to sleep.
    • +10/-5• Despite it’s reputation, _____ is a typically sterile liquid. In fact, it was frequently used during the 2nd World War as a disinfectant.• After suitable processing, the International Space Station is even able to extract potable water out of _________.• FITB
    • +10/-5• Urine
    • +5/0• Oedipus : Motherfucker• Monica Lewinsky: Cocksucker• Pamela Anderson: Tits• G-Spot: Cunt• Shit my dad says: Shit• Go the Fuck to sleep: Fuck• Urine: Piss
    • Answer
    • The End