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The Astra 2011 quiz finals conducted by Mr. Iftikhar Buhranuddin, …

The Astra 2011 quiz finals conducted by Mr. Iftikhar Buhranuddin,
Astra is the inter school cultural fest of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram,

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  • 1. ASTRA 2011Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin November 05, 2011 Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 2. Prelims scores carry over to the final.6 rounds, 3 clockwise, 3 anti-clockwise.Infinite bounce: (Assume teams are seated in a circularfashion. 6 ← 1.) If Q is answered by team n, next Q goes toteam n ± 1 in line. If Q is unanswered, next Q comes back toteam n; if following Q is again unanswered, next Q goes toteam n ± 1 in line. (“modulo 6”). Will elaborate.10 points for each complete correct answer.In case of tie, written sudden death round.QM’s decision is final. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 3. QA Audience. The motto of US state of Kansas is the Latin phrase ‘ad X per aspera’ meaning ‘to the stars by hard ways’. What is X? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 4. Q1 Connect Steve Jobs to the film ‘Anywhere But Here’. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 5. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 6. Q2 Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam is a Senegalese American R & B recording artist and songwriter; born April 16, 1973. How is he better known? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 7. Q3 1 Faiz Talab K. 1806 - 1829 2 Akbar A. Siddiqui K. 1829 - March 1862 3 Mohammad A. Taqi Siddiqui K. 1862 - 1867 4 Mohammad Mokhtar Siddiqui A. K. 1867 - March 1878 5 Mohammad Momtaz Siddiqui K. 1878 - 1898 6 Mohammad Mozaffar Siddiqui K. 1898 - 1913 7 Mohammad Ebrahim Siddiqui A. K. 1913 - 1917 8 X 9 Y 10 Z ID X, Y and Z. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 8. Q4 It is allegedly the most horrible torture device to which a sentient being can be subjected in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. When you are put into it you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little mark, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says, ”You are here.” What is it? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 9. Q5 Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name, is an American singer and songwriter. 1 Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh! 2 Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh! 3 Caught in a X Y 4 Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh! 5 Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh! 6 Caught in a X Y 7 Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah! 8 Roma-Roma-ma-ah! 9 Z-ooh-la-la! 10 Want your X Y ID X, Y and Z. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 10. Q6 What opthalmology term is derived from Greek ”horn, cornea” + ”carving”? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 11. QA There are plans by the Tamil Nade state government to convert the Anna Centenary Library in Kotturpuram into a super speciality paediatric hospital and move the ACL to which location? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 12. Q7 What is common to Hrithik Roshan, Garfield Sobers, Anne Boleyn and Gemma Arterton. (non-exhaustive list) Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 13. Q8 She is an American artist, author, actress, heiress, and socialite most noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. ID her and her son (not pictured). Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 14. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 15. Q9 This is the beginning of an essay (1817) by an individual who was among other things an apothecary. CHAPTER I. DEFINITION - HISTORY - ILLUSTRATIVE CASES. X (Paralysis Agitans) Involuntary tremulous motion, with lessened muscular power, in parts not in action and even when supported ; with a propensity to bend trunk forwards, and to pass from a walking to a running pace : the senses and intellects being uninjured. ID X and the essayist. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 16. Q10 What is Chennai’s connection to 170, Rue Du Faubourg Saint Denis, 75010, Paris, France. Launch Date : 29-06-2010 Capacity 80 Timings 10.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 17. Q11 This is an American rock band that originated in Albion, Oklahoma but formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill, Ivan Nathan Followill and Michael Jared Followill, with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill. The group is named for their grandfather X from Talihina, Oklahoma. ID X. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 18. Q12 He is considered the father of modern philosophy. He always set aside a few mornings for concentrated thought and devoted the rest of the day to rest and relaxation. He wrote a book called The Art of Fencing, that no longer survives. He was qualified as a lawyer but never practised. He became a soldier in a couple of armies, but later absented himself from war and politics. ”I am a spectator rather than an actor in the comedies of life”, is something he said. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 19. QA Which Bangalore company has a close connection to the previous question? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 20. Q13 Connect Mayawati to Red Bull with regards to current affairs. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 21. Q14 Jiddu Krishnamurti (12 May 1895 - 17 February 1986) was a writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues including psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive social change. He was raised under the tutelage of X and Y, leaders of the Theosophical Society at the time. ID X and Y. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 22. Q15 In 1951, X took off on a motorcycle journey with his good friend, Alberto Granado. They travelled from Buenos Aires, down the coast of Argentina, through the Andes into Chile, and then north into Peru, Columbia and Venezuela. The diary he kept during this time has been published as Y. ID the X and Y. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 23. Q16 Connect this non-exhaustive list of portraits. Which is the missing one? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 24. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 25. Q17 The man on your left has a child with Alicia Keyes, is an American record producer, DJ, rapper and painter. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 26. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 27. Q18 The man on your right is a French footwear designer who launched his line of high-end women’s shoes in France in 1991. Since 1992, his designs have incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature (not featured in the picture). Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 28. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 29. QA Recently The Hindu newpaper carried a headline which read ‘America shOWS its soul.’ What was being referred to? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 30. Q19 The precise origins of this style of cooking are uncertain; some believe it to have been invented in Birmingham. Etymology-wise the word means ’bucket’ in Urdu and Hindi. What? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 31. Q20 In the film Rascals (2011), Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan play the roles of X Chouhan and Y Bhosle. What is X and Y? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 32. Q21 It is an organization of volunteers who receive military training for a few days in a year so that in case of an emergency they can be mobilized for the defence of the country. It is a second line of defense after the Regular Indian Army. What is the current affairs sports connection? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 33. Q22 He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the UNIX operating system. Along with Thompson, he received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983. What are his initials? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 34. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 35. Q23 (TKQ) The first of November is listed as a government holiday in the state of Karnataka. Why and what is the day called? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 36. Q24 (TCQ) There is a garden located in the Cathedral Road - Anna Salai junction, opposite the American Consulate in Chennai, on the erstwhile Drive-in Woodlands Hotel. What is it called? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 37. QA If someone in the US is in the ‘pen’, where is he/she at? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 38. Q25 Connect Falguna, Partha, Jishnu, Kiriti, Swetavahana, Bibhatsu, Vijaya, Krishna, Savyasachi and Dhananjaya. (One word.) Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 39. Q26 ID the other guy. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 40. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 41. Q27 It features a touch-sensitive neoprene playing surface. It is a music performance controller developed by Lippold X, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, and sold by X Audio, located in Champaign, Illinois. ID (Used by ARR, Jordan Rudess.) Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 42. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 43. Q28 Kairos is the 12th studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura and was released in June. What is the funda behind the tracks titled 1433, 5772 and 4648? Track listing: 1. ”Spectrum” 4:03 2. ”Kairos” 3:37 3. ”Relentless” 3:36 4. ”2011” 0:30 5. ”Just One Fix” (Ministry cover) 3:33 6. ”Dialog” 4:57 7. ”Mask” 4:31 8. ”1433” 0:31 9. ”Seethe” 2:27 10. ”Born Strong” 4:40 11. ”Embrace the Storm” 3:32 12. ”5772” 0:29 13. ”No One Will Stand” 3:17 14. ”Structure Violence (Azzes)” 5:39 15. ”4648” 0:28 16. ”Firestarter” (The Prodigy cover) 4:28 17. ”Point of No Return” Burhanuddin Iftikhar A. 3:27 ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 44. Q29 The tomb is located at Le Pere Lachaise Cemetry, Paris and is that of X Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Y (16/10/1854-30/10/1900). ID X and Y. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 45. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 46. Q30 ID artist and subject. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 47. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 48. QA The word for which type of teeth derives from the Latin word meaning ‘millstone’. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 49. Q31 Director Wes Anderson has indicated that Martin Scorsese showed him a print of the 1951 film titled La Fleve aka The River, which was influential upon Wes Anderson’s 2007 film, The Darjeeling Limited. Who made his cinematic debut as Assistant Director with the former film? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 50. Q32 ID monk on your right. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 51. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 52. Q33 Her full name is X Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong. What is X? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 53. Q34 What are these the word origins of? Neck, breastplate, loin, holy bone, and cuckoo. (Human anatomy) Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 54. Q35 What is the function of a tourbillon in high-end horology? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 55. Q36 These are the first and last few lines from a poem / spoken word titled ‘The revolution will not be televised’ by Gil Scott-Heron. You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, Skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. ... The revolution will not be right back after a message bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people. You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl. The revolution will not go better with Coke. The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath. The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat. The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be televised. The revolution will be ? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 56. Q37 Alexander Sawchuk estimates that it was in June or July of 1973 when he, then an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI), along with a graduate student and the SIPI lab manager, was hurriedly searching the lab for a good image to scan for a colleague’s conference paper. Which image did they use? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 57. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 58. Q38 Actor Adrian Granier plays Vincent Chase (from the HBO series Entourage). Which real life personality does he play in one of the story arcs? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 59. Q39 Abu Abdallah Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. He has contributed two words to the scientific lexicon. ID both. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 60. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 61. Q40 Sushil Kumar won 5 crores on KBC. What was the 14th and winning question? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 62. Q41 Red Foo and Sky blu are better known as what? And what is their familial connection? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 63. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 64. QA What do they call their style of music? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 65. Q42 (Lateral) Connect the number 42 to D.N.A. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 66. QA Which country sold the rights to the Nicobar Islands to Britain on 16 October 1868? Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
  • 67. ACKs ACKs to QFI (Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan), KQA, Arul Mani, Movin Miranda, Mitesh Agarwal, Seema R., Suresh Ramasubramanian, Navin Rajaram and Fib Onacci, Siddhanth Rao, KL Arvind, the quizzers forum on Facebook and my family. Iftikhar A. Burhanuddin ASTRA 2011 Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai

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