Brain of BITS 2006 FINALS
<ul><li>RULES </li></ul><ul><li>The quiz is divided into 3 phases – An  Infinite Bounce Phase, A Theme Connect  Phase and ...
<ul><li>RULES </li></ul><ul><li>Every correct answer, regardless of  whether it is to a direct question or to a  question ...
“ Still, I dare to submit my imperfect work for my readers to judge. Perhaps some of you will find my bursts of word-fire ...
This name was given by a father to his son to honour a comrade who went missing during the Vietnam War, the hope being the...
A French Professor of Pathology and Anatomy reinvented a machine, which the Persians had used for ages. The inventor said ...
This phrase was first coined by H G Wells in his sci-fi novel “The Food of the Gods” published back in 1904. It was extens...
What was set up giving the following as the explanation: “I have seen thousands of boys and young men – hunched up, misera...
Connect:
Brand names that became generic
What is being partially described here: “…it is 9 feet 4 inches at its widest point, 15 feet long, and approximately 5 fee...
Which popular drink owes its origin to a Franciscan monk Marco d’Aviano, who invented it after the Ottoman retreat in the ...
Connect:
Skyline of New York, London Underground, Wallace Hume Carothers stretching the fabric NYLon
Which immensely popular product was born out of a hasty dinner its designer had with friends, drawing inspiration from a p...
What informal military practice owes its origin to Aubrey Eberhardt, a US Army Private, who in an attempt to win a bet and...
Audience Question: Hyderabad, Jaipur Mysore, Patiala, Bikaner,    , and    . Complete and connect the list. Travancore, Sa...
CLOSED LOOP CONNECT PHASE The next six slides will consist of the closed loop connect phase. Six questions will appear on ...
Closed Loop Connect 1
A major character in a very influential novel in its genre (the themes of the novel were inspired by the author’s own recu...
The subject of a novel about narcissism and megalomania, this extremely handsome young man was the model for a work of art...
Protagonist of an 1897 long short-story, this character has been adapted to fit very many contexts. The character himself ...
The creation of this character was, according to some, greatly influenced by Romans 7:20 – “Now if I do that I would not, ...
The subject of an extensive series by a widely-travelled Victorian novelist, this character was quite progressive in his o...
Created first as a Polish noble vengeful of the Russian repression, the author had to change this character’s origins for ...
INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
Connect: Mohammad Ali Jinnah – played by Alyque Padamsee in  Gandhi , buried at the Mazar-e-Qaid
Which Hollywood star of the 1990s died of pneumonia at the age of 27 in 2003 at the Taknes Fjord, near the Norwegian town ...
In 1851, an immigrant opened an office in London to transmit stock market quotations between London and Paris via the new ...
Connect: Amsterdam
Named after a duke who was a member of the royal family of England, this place was designed by Robert Tor Russell in assoc...
A Monty Python skit about the recurrence of a certain item in a restaurant menu gave rise to the popularity of using which...
King Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great’s father, before he was to enter the Spartan capital, sent a message to his ...
What connects Sands, Riviera, Flamingo, Desert Inn and Sahara? Ocean’s Eleven – these were the casinos hit in the original...
Connect: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Connect. 1. Except in amorphous solids, such molecular disarray could presumably be ascribed to thermal agitation, and the...
2. May the Lord forgive our sins  And gather all the nations Here under this Uniting Roof. To give up hate and fear And le...
3.
The first three recipients of the Bharat Ratna: Sir C V Raman (extract from his Nobel lecture), C Rajagopalachari (compose...
Often called called a “kangaroo”, known properly as a “Bradford”, one of two things (to achieve the same purpose and immor...
The indication of a recorded vote (as opposed to a voice vote) in British parliament is denoted by which specific action, ...
Audience Question: Used in WW II by the RAF and the USAF and alternatively known as  cookies , these bombs had a thin oute...
<ul><li>CONNECT PHASE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The connect phase passes like the infinite bounce phase. Every right answer ge...
Connect 1
Derived from the Sanskrit word  mahamatra , meaning ‘one with great measure’, there are three kinds of people in this prof...
Widely used as an ornamental feature in medieval castles, they consist of two parts – an opening called an  embrasure  and...
This word, an often-used cliché for valuable contribution and service, originates from the Anglo-Saxon term  Geongra Mannu...
A Jewish political movement in the 1 st  century AD that sought to incite the people of the Iudea province to rebel agains...
A device that is principally based on a famous expression called the Tsiolkovski equation, it has been the subject of a mo...
Known indigenously as Mnya, this term represents the energy contained in the trinity of Chiminigagua, which constitutes th...
<ul><li>Mahouts (Persians) </li></ul><ul><li>Crenellations (Teutons) </li></ul><ul><li>Yeomen (Britons) </li></ul><ul><li>...
INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
When an American counterpart of his asked who the best in his business was in  India, he replied, “I am.” When asked, who ...
Connect.
Garfield, (Mt.) McKinley, (The) Lincoln (Memorial), (John F) Kennedy (Airport) – the only American presidents to be assass...
Connect.
Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts – the character Schroeder, whose hero (as alluded to many times in the strip) was Beeth...
This company was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, whose family business previously made tabi, a form of traditional f...
What connects footballers Franz Beckenbauer and Daniel Passarella and the motorcycle company Yamaha? Libero
Connect the two images with respect to television:
Soap Opera – Oxydol sponsored the first soap opera - the Ma Perkins radio show
The origin of this word is contested: independent sources say it comes from Valencia, the Ebro-delta, the Guarani and Mapu...
He took French as his first language from his French mother Suzanne Briere. He also enlisted in a French regiment called  ...
Connect. Oasis
How do we, in geography, better know the Intertropical Convergence Zones, areas in the Atlantic and the Pacific, named so ...
The theft and the capture of the statue of Pallas eventually paved the way for the conquest of which reputedly invincible ...
Fill in the blanks and connect.
“ The time has come,” the  said,    “To talk of many things: Of shoes- and ships- and sealing wax-   Of  — And why the sea...
Originally developed by a famous chemist, this chemical comprises of prussic acid impregnated into a solid substrate, usua...
Closed Loop Connect 2
Well-known for a characteristic “ Hayulp! Hayulp!”  distress cry in an affected American South accent, who drove a car cal...
<ul><li>Two types of what are being discussed here? </li></ul><ul><li>Useful software that has been corrupted by a cracker...
A useful tail-end batsman and right-arm medium bowler, this cricketer plays regularly for his home team, the Gestetner Eag...
Who was the writer of a very well-known piece of literature that commemorated the first of two attempts by to break the Si...
Born with the middle names Augustine Aloysius, he rejected Catholicism at 16 but remained greatly influenced by the philos...
<ul><li>Penelope </li></ul><ul><li>Trojan </li></ul><ul><li>Telemachus </li></ul><ul><li>Tennyson </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce ...
INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
Originally introduced in the Chhandashastra by the ancient Indian scientist Pingala in 500 BC, this concept was revisited ...
Connect. Mandrake (Lee Falk, Coleridge, Kublai Khan)
A merchant, Don Facundo Masso, sailed from Catalunya to Cuba in the early 19 th  century. What Don Masso produced was not ...
Which organization was started on July 5, 1865 to combat the threat to the US economy caused by counterfeit money? The Sec...
Connect.
 
<ul><li>The Chigi Chapel </li></ul><ul><li>St. Peter’s Square </li></ul><ul><li>The Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria <...
What does the text below (translated from Italian) begin to describe? “… a palm is the width of four fingers  A foot is th...
<ul><li>Connect the two excerpts: </li></ul><ul><li>… if the inherent nature of  did not primordially exist but does now e...
2. To Boddah Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather be an emasculated, infantile ...
<ul><li>Nibbana/Nirvana </li></ul><ul><li>Cobain’s suicide note </li></ul><ul><li>My, my, hey, hey  by Neil Young (from wh...
Connect.
L L Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto, the language in which the movie  The Great Dictator  was shot
Connect 2
1. Known for inventing a rabdologous product that was the precursor of the slide rule, this British scholar was something ...
2. In Roman mythology, who, apart from guarding the gates of Heaven, was also the god of all beginnings? Janus
3. Which band composes and arranges all its music in a studio on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza? Enigma
4. Element No. 34, discovered in by Jons Jakob Berzelius, is named after which classical goddess? Selenium
Connect. Ivy League
Originally a company founded by G P Putnam and John Wiley, it counted among its staff in 1884 the former US President, The...
<ul><li>Napier – Jack Napier (the Joker’s name in some DC comics histories) </li></ul><ul><li>Janus – Two-Face </li></ul><...
Closed Loop Connect 3
All the pictures shown culminate in what specific connection? Fantasia – the Disney movie used all their compositions
Known as “The Lone Eagle”, a reference to a tragedy in his life is made at the start of Agatha Christie’s Poirot novel  Mu...
Connect. Russell Crowe – James Braddock – lost to Joe Louis in his final fight
Connect the pictures with a Spanish phrase that means “good view”. Desperate Housewives and Touchstone Pictures – Buena Vi...
Connect the two pictures. Oxalis corniculata –  Sleeping Beauty - Aurora
In the late 1960's,Burroughs, GE, RCA, Honeywell, NCR, Sperry Rand (Univac), Control Data (CDC) were the competitors of th...
<ul><li>Fantasia </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Lindbergh – Mickey Mouse’s debut in  Plane Crazy  was a tribute </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Brain of BITS 2006 FINALS
  2. 2. <ul><li>RULES </li></ul><ul><li>The quiz is divided into 3 phases – An Infinite Bounce Phase, A Theme Connect Phase and a Closed Loop Theme Connect. </li></ul><ul><li>Rules for the phases will be given when the phases are encountered. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>RULES </li></ul><ul><li>Every correct answer, regardless of whether it is to a direct question or to a question that has passed, fetches you 10 points. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no negative marking in the Infinite Bounce Phase. </li></ul><ul><li>As far as the extent of correctness of answers is concerned, the quizmaster’s decision is final. </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Still, I dare to submit my imperfect work for my readers to judge. Perhaps some of you will find my bursts of word-fire too long, others may regard them too brief and broken. What matters is if my words hit the target.” Whose autobiography begins this way? Mikhail Kalashnikov
  5. 5. This name was given by a father to his son to honour a comrade who went missing during the Vietnam War, the hope being the friend would surface when the son became famous. The son calls himself ethnically Cablinasian – a portmanteau he made up himself. A regular on the Mike Douglas Show when he was a kid, he has appeared in a commercial that states: “…Hello, World. I’ve heard that I’m not ready for you. Are you ready for me?” What is the name of the son? Tiger Woods
  6. 6. A French Professor of Pathology and Anatomy reinvented a machine, which the Persians had used for ages. The inventor said that the machine was faster than the tool that was then used for the same purpose. A person named Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier was chosen for testing out the tool for the first time. The invention was officially accepted by the authorities in 1792 and was later named after the inventor. Which invention? The Guillotine
  7. 7. This phrase was first coined by H G Wells in his sci-fi novel “The Food of the Gods” published back in 1904. It was extensively employed by Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, during The Second World War. The phrase was however popularized in a speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri in 1946. What phrase ? Iron Curtain
  8. 8. What was set up giving the following as the explanation: “I have seen thousands of boys and young men – hunched up, miserable specimens, smoking endless cigarettes, many of them betting…”? The Boy Scouts
  9. 9. Connect:
  10. 10. Brand names that became generic
  11. 11. What is being partially described here: “…it is 9 feet 4 inches at its widest point, 15 feet long, and approximately 5 feet high. It runs on regular unleaded fuel and weighs 2.5 tons. It is equipped with a 5.7 liter, 350 cubic inch, 340 horsepower engine with approximately 400 pounds of torque. It has no front axle, hereby enabling it to make extremely tight turns…”? The Tumbler (Batmobile) from Batman Begins
  12. 12. Which popular drink owes its origin to a Franciscan monk Marco d’Aviano, who invented it after the Ottoman retreat in the Battle of Vienna circa 1683? Capuccino
  13. 13. Connect:
  14. 14. Skyline of New York, London Underground, Wallace Hume Carothers stretching the fabric NYLon
  15. 15. Which immensely popular product was born out of a hasty dinner its designer had with friends, drawing inspiration from a pizza with one slice missing? Pacman
  16. 16. What informal military practice owes its origin to Aubrey Eberhardt, a US Army Private, who in an attempt to win a bet and calm his nerves, did this, inspired in part by a movie he had watched a day earlier? The shouting of “Geronimo!” before jumping
  17. 17. Audience Question: Hyderabad, Jaipur Mysore, Patiala, Bikaner, , and . Complete and connect the list. Travancore, Saurashtra, and Indore – State Bank of India subsidiaries
  18. 18. CLOSED LOOP CONNECT PHASE The next six slides will consist of the closed loop connect phase. Six questions will appear on the screen one after the other. The answers are all linked to a theme. The participants are required to write the answers to the questions on a paper provided to them. The marking system for each individual question follows the Relative Grading System: 1 person answers correctly: 10 points 2 persons answer correctly: 8 points each 3 persons answer correctly: 6 points each 4 persons answer correctly: 4 points each 5 persons answer correctly: 2 points each All on stage answer correctly: 0 points each At any point, any participant may go for the theme connect. The marking for this is as: After first 2 questions - Right :+40 Wrong: -30 After next 2 questions – Right: +20 Wrong: -10 After next 2 questions – Right: +10 Wrong: -5
  19. 19. Closed Loop Connect 1
  20. 20. A major character in a very influential novel in its genre (the themes of the novel were inspired by the author’s own recurring childhod experiences of extensive immobility and later miraculous convalescence), she was painted as the ideal Victorian woman. In the novel, her best friend is called Lucy Westenra who is portrayed as a perfect foil to her. An unfortunate accident(?) happens to her when she travels as a newlywed to a province near Hungary called Erdely by the Magyars. This accident sets off the whole novel. Who is this lady? Mina Murray
  21. 21. The subject of a novel about narcissism and megalomania, this extremely handsome young man was the model for a work of art. He shares his first name with the comic character The Mask ’s traditional nemesis. Who? Dorian Gray
  22. 22. Protagonist of an 1897 long short-story, this character has been adapted to fit very many contexts. The character himself was based on a real-life English-born American homeopathic doctor by the name H H Crippen, who murdered his wife. The crime and his subsequent transatlantic arrest added notoriety to an already-shady man. The 1897 story begins with a bandaged man renting a room in Iping. He was the subject of the compositions of rock bands Queen and Helloween as also the loose basis of a 2000 movie starring Kevin Bacon. Who? The Invisible Man
  23. 23. The creation of this character was, according to some, greatly influenced by Romans 7:20 – “Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” The character is the subject of an immensely popular work, of which numerous stage adaptations have been made, the most famous of them with Richard Mansfield in the lead role. A dual-exposure photograph of Mansfield in this role also has gained world renown. Which character? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  24. 24. The subject of an extensive series by a widely-travelled Victorian novelist, this character was quite progressive in his outlook in those time as far as native rights were concerned. A product of Eton College, his companions in his most memorable adventures were known by the names Incubu and Bougawan. Similarities have been drawn between him and James Fenimore Cooper’s Hawkeye. Who am I talking about? Allan Quatermain
  25. 25. Created first as a Polish noble vengeful of the Russian repression, the author had to change this character’s origins for fear of offending Russia, a powerful ally of his country at that time. The new character was purported to be a nephew of Tipu Sultan who makes his money from salvaging gold from sunk Spanish galleons in the Bay of Vigo. Who is this very famous hero? Captain Nemo
  26. 26. INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
  27. 27. Connect: Mohammad Ali Jinnah – played by Alyque Padamsee in Gandhi , buried at the Mazar-e-Qaid
  28. 28. Which Hollywood star of the 1990s died of pneumonia at the age of 27 in 2003 at the Taknes Fjord, near the Norwegian town of Halsa? Keiko
  29. 29. In 1851, an immigrant opened an office in London to transmit stock market quotations between London and Paris via the new Calais-Dover cable. Two years earlier he had started to use pigeons to fly stock prices between Aachen and Brussels, this service was used by the Rothschilds to “predict” Napoleons defeat at Waterloo and make a killing on the London stock market. The company the immigrant founded counted among its employees in the 1930s, a future manager of Kemsley. Name the company. Reuters
  30. 30. Connect: Amsterdam
  31. 31. Named after a duke who was a member of the royal family of England, this place was designed by Robert Tor Russell in association with W H Nicholls. The architects felt the horseshoe shape of their project would prove lucky to the people who would later manage their businesses there. What very recognized landmark is this? Connaught Place
  32. 32. A Monty Python skit about the recurrence of a certain item in a restaurant menu gave rise to the popularity of using which word in the world of the internet, the word originally being a brand marketed by the Hormel Company? Spam
  33. 33. King Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great’s father, before he was to enter the Spartan capital, sent a message to his opponents: “If I enter your city, I will raze it to the ground.” Within minutes, he received a reply: “If.” Which word, meaning speaking very little or using very few words in communication, gets its name from the Spartan capital in honour of this incident? Laconic, from Laconia
  34. 34. What connects Sands, Riviera, Flamingo, Desert Inn and Sahara? Ocean’s Eleven – these were the casinos hit in the original movie
  35. 35. Connect: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  36. 36. Connect. 1. Except in amorphous solids, such molecular disarray could presumably be ascribed to thermal agitation, and the experimental results appeared to support this view. The fact that molecules are optically anisotropic and can orientate freely in liquids was found to give rise to an additional type of scattering. This could be distinguished from the scattering due to fluctuations in density by reason of its being practically unpolarized, whereas the latter was completely polarized in the transverse direction...
  37. 37. 2. May the Lord forgive our sins And gather all the nations Here under this Uniting Roof. To give up hate and fear And learn to understand Here under this Uniting Roof. They took the risks of war and dying, wished us take the better risks of peace Here under this Uniting Roof.
  38. 38. 3.
  39. 39. The first three recipients of the Bharat Ratna: Sir C V Raman (extract from his Nobel lecture), C Rajagopalachari (composer of the piece sung by M S Subbalakshmi at the UN General Assembly), Sarvepali Radhakrishnan (correspondence from the Embassy of India, Moscow)
  40. 40. Often called called a “kangaroo”, known properly as a “Bradford”, one of two things (to achieve the same purpose and immortalized in filmdom) can be done to this. What is the object in question? Vodka martini
  41. 41. The indication of a recorded vote (as opposed to a voice vote) in British parliament is denoted by which specific action, the geographical reach of which is defined as the Westminster Bubble ? (The name of the specific action has been made very famous in the world of music) The ringing of the Division Bell
  42. 42. Audience Question: Used in WW II by the RAF and the USAF and alternatively known as cookies , these bombs had a thin outer casing that meant much of the bomb weight could be present as explosive as opposed to other bombs at that time where explosives made up only half the weight. Later the term became very ubiquitous in another industry and is still in use today. What was the name of the bomb and hence the word that originated from it? Blockbuster
  43. 43. <ul><li>CONNECT PHASE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The connect phase passes like the infinite bounce phase. Every right answer gets 10 points and no negatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The marking for getting the theme is the same as the closed loop connect phase, i.e., </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After first 2 questions - Right :+40 Wrong: -30 </li></ul><ul><li>After next 2 questions – Right: +20 Wrong: -10 </li></ul><ul><li>After next 2 questions – Right: +10 Wrong: -5 </li></ul>
  44. 44. Connect 1
  45. 45. Derived from the Sanskrit word mahamatra , meaning ‘one with great measure’, there are three kinds of people in this profession: Reghawan, Yukthiman and Balwan. The most common tool used by these people is an anlius , an object that is often present in the hands of various Hindu gods. Name the profession in question. Mahout
  46. 46. Widely used as an ornamental feature in medieval castles, they consist of two parts – an opening called an embrasure and a raised wall portion called a merlon . Also called castels (no typo here), they were probably used as a line of defence for archers. What am I talking about? Crenellations
  47. 47. This word, an often-used cliché for valuable contribution and service, originates from the Anglo-Saxon term Geongra Mannus meaning younger-district-man. The word describes a farmer of middling social status. The word’s origin is sometimes wrongly attributed to a certain type of wood. Which word? Yeoman/Yeomen
  48. 48. A Jewish political movement in the 1 st century AD that sought to incite the people of the Iudea province to rebel against the Roman Empire, this word means one who is jealous on behalf of God. The New Testament attests that there were two of this movement among the apostles – Simon the Canaanite and Judas Iscariot. What were the members of the mentioned movement called? Zealots
  49. 49. A device that is principally based on a famous expression called the Tsiolkovski equation, it has been the subject of a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Scientists in the field of study of these devices were the particular objective of Operation Paperclip during World War II. What device is this? Rockets
  50. 50. Known indigenously as Mnya, this term represents the energy contained in the trinity of Chiminigagua, which constitutes the creative power of everything that exists, according to the Muisca Indians. References to this, albeit in a slightly different form, can be found in Milton’s Paradise Lost and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. What is Mnya better known as? El Dorado
  51. 51. <ul><li>Mahouts (Persians) </li></ul><ul><li>Crenellations (Teutons) </li></ul><ul><li>Yeomen (Britons) </li></ul><ul><li>Zealotry (Saracens) </li></ul><ul><li>Rocketry (Chinese) </li></ul><ul><li>El Dorado (Mayans) </li></ul><ul><li>Unique technologies in the Age of Empires II – The Conquerors Expansion </li></ul>
  52. 52. INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
  53. 53. When an American counterpart of his asked who the best in his business was in India, he replied, “I am.” When asked, who the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-best were, he replied, “I am.” A recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and Ramon Magsaysay awards, his work is ubiquitous and has even appeared in Hindi movies like Mr. and Mrs. 55. His timeless creation stands in the Symbiosis Institute in Pune. Who? R K Laxman
  54. 54. Connect.
  55. 55. Garfield, (Mt.) McKinley, (The) Lincoln (Memorial), (John F) Kennedy (Airport) – the only American presidents to be assassinated till date
  56. 56. Connect.
  57. 57. Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts – the character Schroeder, whose hero (as alluded to many times in the strip) was Beethoven
  58. 58. This company was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, whose family business previously made tabi, a form of traditional footwear. He derived the company’s name by reversing his own surname, Ishibashi. The company Ishibashi founded can be seen in confluence often with names like AMD. What was the name of the company he founded? Bridgestone
  59. 59. What connects footballers Franz Beckenbauer and Daniel Passarella and the motorcycle company Yamaha? Libero
  60. 60. Connect the two images with respect to television:
  61. 61. Soap Opera – Oxydol sponsored the first soap opera - the Ma Perkins radio show
  62. 62. The origin of this word is contested: independent sources say it comes from Valencia, the Ebro-delta, the Guarani and Mapudungun languages of South America. Interestingly, the Spanish football club Valencia is known by this moniker. It has served as the start of innumerable tango songs. Which word? Che
  63. 63. He took French as his first language from his French mother Suzanne Briere. He also enlisted in a French regiment called Le Saphis . In a certain contest, his stalling and helping out a contender named Aspy Engineer led to Engineer winning. The mentioned incident took place in Aboukir Bay in Egypt in the year 1930. He was part of a select group that included David Rockefeller, Giovanni Agnelli and Henry Kissinger, among others. Who am I talking about? JRD Tata
  64. 64. Connect. Oasis
  65. 65. How do we, in geography, better know the Intertropical Convergence Zones, areas in the Atlantic and the Pacific, named so because of the low spirits they caused sailors when there were days of no wind and only a hot, muggy climate? Doldrums
  66. 66. The theft and the capture of the statue of Pallas eventually paved the way for the conquest of which reputedly invincible city? Troy
  67. 67. Fill in the blanks and connect.
  68. 68. “ The time has come,” the said,    “To talk of many things: Of shoes- and ships- and sealing wax-   Of — And why the sea is boiling hot-    And whether .” Cabbages and Kings – O. Henry’s collection of short stories, and PG Wodehouse’s story – Pigs have Wings
  69. 69. Originally developed by a famous chemist, this chemical comprises of prussic acid impregnated into a solid substrate, usually diatomaceous earth. It is today in production only in the Czech Republic under the name Uragan D2. Which chemical is being discussed here? Zyklon B
  70. 70. Closed Loop Connect 2
  71. 71. Well-known for a characteristic “ Hayulp! Hayulp!” distress cry in an affected American South accent, who drove a car called the Compact Pussycat ? Penelope Pitstop
  72. 72. <ul><li>Two types of what are being discussed here? </li></ul><ul><li>Useful software that has been corrupted by a cracker inserting malicious code that executes while the program is used. like various implementations of weather alerting programs and peer to peer file sharing utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>A standalone program that masquerades as something else, like a game or image file, in order to trick the user into some misdirected complicity that is needed to carry out the program's objectives. </li></ul>Trojan
  73. 73. A useful tail-end batsman and right-arm medium bowler, this cricketer plays regularly for his home team, the Gestetner Eagles. His first ODI versus Pakistan in 1998. He was dropped from the national team in 2002 but returned after a three-year hiatus for their recent tour of Australia. One of the few coloured players on the team, he is yet to make his Test debut. Which cricketer? Roger Telemachus
  74. 74. Who was the writer of a very well-known piece of literature that commemorated the first of two attempts by to break the Siege of Sevastopol; a battle from which two pieces of clothing borrow their names? Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  75. 75. Born with the middle names Augustine Aloysius, he rejected Catholicism at 16 but remained greatly influenced by the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He divided his time between his native hometown in the UK, Trieste, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland where he died on January 13, 1941. A relatively humdrum event in his life of a first date on June 16, 1904 would later be celebrated annually in his honour. Who is this remarkable personality? James Joyce
  76. 76. <ul><li>Penelope </li></ul><ul><li>Trojan </li></ul><ul><li>Telemachus </li></ul><ul><li>Tennyson </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce </li></ul><ul><li>Ulysses </li></ul>
  77. 77. INFINITE BOUNCE PHASE
  78. 78. Originally introduced in the Chhandashastra by the ancient Indian scientist Pingala in 500 BC, this concept was revisited by academicians Gopala and Hemachandra in 1150 on problems related to binary packing. Circa 1200, Leonardo of Pisa was the first in Europe to discuss it in connection with apian and rabbit reproduction. It appeared significantly in the Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken . What concept am I talking about? The Fibonacci series
  79. 79. Connect. Mandrake (Lee Falk, Coleridge, Kublai Khan)
  80. 80. A merchant, Don Facundo Masso, sailed from Catalunya to Cuba in the early 19 th century. What Don Masso produced was not something used by “polite society” at that time. He set up an enterprise where the major inventory was a copper- and cast iron- alembic. Here he discovered something that he associated with what he set up. What he discovered has become the universally recognizable symbol of his company as we know it today. Name the discovery, and thereby, the company. Bacardi
  81. 81. Which organization was started on July 5, 1865 to combat the threat to the US economy caused by counterfeit money? The Secret Service
  82. 82. Connect.
  83. 84. <ul><li>The Chigi Chapel </li></ul><ul><li>St. Peter’s Square </li></ul><ul><li>The Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria </li></ul><ul><li>The Fontana di Quattro Fiumi at the Piazza Navona </li></ul><ul><li>Earth, Air, Fire, and Water in Angels and Demons </li></ul>
  84. 85. What does the text below (translated from Italian) begin to describe? “… a palm is the width of four fingers A foot is the width of four palms A cubit is the width of six palms A man’s height is four cubits (and thus 24 palms) A pace is four cubits…” The Vitruvian Man
  85. 86. <ul><li>Connect the two excerpts: </li></ul><ul><li>… if the inherent nature of did not primordially exist but does now exist, then it would not be free from taints nor would it be eternally present in nature. Because of the obscuring darkness of the mental afflictions, beings do not see it. The Tathagatha, endowed with omniscient awareness, lights the lamp of insight with his skill-in-means and causes the enlightened souls to perceive the Eternal, Bliss, the Self, and the Pure of . </li></ul>
  86. 87. 2. To Boddah Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather be an emasculated, infantile complainee. This note should be pretty easy to understand… 3.
  87. 88. <ul><li>Nibbana/Nirvana </li></ul><ul><li>Cobain’s suicide note </li></ul><ul><li>My, my, hey, hey by Neil Young (from which Cobain used the words It’s better to burn out than to fade away. ) </li></ul>
  88. 89. Connect.
  89. 90. L L Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto, the language in which the movie The Great Dictator was shot
  90. 91. Connect 2
  91. 92. 1. Known for inventing a rabdologous product that was the precursor of the slide rule, this British scholar was something of a 15 th -century Archimedes, with numerous sketches of tank prototypes, giant mirrors to incinerate ships and other artillery weapons. His most famous contribution rapidly simplified calculation and was widely prevalent before the advent of the electronic calculator (the concept is still used, though). He has a lunar crater named after him and shares his name with the Government Museum in Trivandrum. Name him. John Napier
  92. 93. 2. In Roman mythology, who, apart from guarding the gates of Heaven, was also the god of all beginnings? Janus
  93. 94. 3. Which band composes and arranges all its music in a studio on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza? Enigma
  94. 95. 4. Element No. 34, discovered in by Jons Jakob Berzelius, is named after which classical goddess? Selenium
  95. 96. Connect. Ivy League
  96. 97. Originally a company founded by G P Putnam and John Wiley, it counted among its staff in 1884 the former US President, Theodore Roosevelt. In 1936, the chief of this company was Allen Lane, who gave it the name we know it by today. The company’s dealings with the Nabokov book Lolita made it the subject of much controversy in 1958. Which company? Penguin
  97. 98. <ul><li>Napier – Jack Napier (the Joker’s name in some DC comics histories) </li></ul><ul><li>Janus – Two-Face </li></ul><ul><li>Enigma – E. Nigma </li></ul><ul><li>Selenium – Selina Kyle </li></ul><ul><li>Ivy – Poison Ivy </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>Batman villains </li></ul>
  98. 99. Closed Loop Connect 3
  99. 100. All the pictures shown culminate in what specific connection? Fantasia – the Disney movie used all their compositions
  100. 101. Known as “The Lone Eagle”, a reference to a tragedy in his life is made at the start of Agatha Christie’s Poirot novel Murder on the Orient Express . 3 years back, his most famous feat was repeated by his grandson. A Pulitzer Prize winner, he also instituted an award for breakthroughs in organ research. He was immortalized by a tribute to him on the debut of another famous person. Who? Charles Lindbergh
  101. 102. Connect. Russell Crowe – James Braddock – lost to Joe Louis in his final fight
  102. 103. Connect the pictures with a Spanish phrase that means “good view”. Desperate Housewives and Touchstone Pictures – Buena Vista
  103. 104. Connect the two pictures. Oxalis corniculata – Sleeping Beauty - Aurora
  104. 105. In the late 1960's,Burroughs, GE, RCA, Honeywell, NCR, Sperry Rand (Univac), Control Data (CDC) were the competitors of the giant IBM. What popular nickname was used to refer to these companies? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  105. 106. <ul><li>Fantasia </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Lindbergh – Mickey Mouse’s debut in Plane Crazy was a tribute </li></ul><ul><li>Cinderella Man </li></ul><ul><li>Buena Vista – Sleeping Beauty’s castle is the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs </li></ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul>

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