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Episode 6 With Answers [Politics]

  1. 1. BrewHaHa Brainiacs Quest Episode 6 - Politics
  2. 2. Explain
  3. 3. The split of the Congress party
  4. 4. Catherine de Medici and the Emperor Charles V professed their admiration for it. Louis XIV described it as his "favourite nightcap" and it was also found in Napoleon's coach at Waterloo. Bismarck swore by it. Hitler had it by his bedside, where it was reportedly a constant inspiration. What work dedicated to the “ Magnificent Lorenzo Di Piero De Medici” is being referred to here? 2
  5. 6. It was originally a term for a certain business deal. Due to the great difficulties involved in evaluating the merits or demerits of the goods on sale, the deal itself offered great opportunities for dishonesty. So the term took on a negative connotation of an unfair or ethically dubious business practice. In further development of meaning today it is used to refer specifically to the bargaining for votes in a political scenario. What term? 3
  6. 7. Horse Trading
  7. 8. Connect 4
  8. 9. Oliver Stone – the movies “Nixon” (Hopkins plays Nixon) and “W” (Josh Brolin plays Dubya)
  9. 10. He was sworn in amid trumpets and a 21-gun salute on Aug 23 of this year. He started off his speech thus: “ Tena koutou katoa, kia orana, fakalofa lahi atu, ni sambula vinaka, malo elelei, talofa lava, ni hao, namaste, namashkar, sat sri akaal, ...” Who? 5
  10. 11. The Honorable Anand Satyanand, New Zealand’s new Governor General of Indian origin.
  11. 12. ID the dudes 6
  12. 13. Raul and Fidel Castro
  13. 14. He was President of Gran Colombia from 1821 to 1830, and President of Peru from 1824 to 1826. Among the places named in his honor are towns in Santander, Cauca, and Bogota in Colombia, a province in Ecuador, several towns in the US, a state and highest peak in Venezuela, a park and a walkway in Budapest, various streets in Milwaukee, New Orleans, Mexico city, Ankara, Cairo and Guatemala City. A cigar brand from Cuba and the zoo in San Jose, Costa Rica are other tributes. Who? 7
  14. 16. Six foot four and, at his peak, 20 stone, he was a heavyweight boxing champion of his country. He constantly provoked the leader of the neighboring country to the extent of sending him a letter saying "if you were a woman I would consider marrying you". When a war started between his country and the neighbor he wanted the matter to be settled over a boxing match refereed by Mohammed Ali. “ Affectionately” called Big Daddy he is well loved. Folks say that the second day he was in power, people started dying. “ He knows he is a man of death, and this satisfies him. 'I am power,' I have heard him say.” Who? 8
  15. 18. ID the person 9
  16. 19. JP Narayan
  17. 20. May 1997 saw some incredible statistics, almost when the internet was at its infancy – due to his influence IBM’s website received 72 million hits. In 2000 he played Boris Becker “live” on CNN for one hour. He was in Manhattan and Becker was in Munich. Today he is one of the most conspicuous leaders of Drugaya Rossiya , an umbrella group of liberals. He retains a security contingent that costs him tens of thousands of dollars a month. His third wife, Daria Tarasova, and their baby often stay in an apartment in New Jersey. ID. 10
  18. 21. Garry Kasparov
  19. 22. <ul><li>Chuck Baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>Cynthia McKinney </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Barr </li></ul><ul><li>David Jon Sponheim </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Nader </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Jay </li></ul><ul><li>Frank McEnulty </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria La Riva </li></ul><ul><li>Gene Amondsen </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Moore </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Calero </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Stevens </li></ul><ul><li>______ _____ </li></ul><ul><li>____ ______ </li></ul>11
  20. 23. List of candidates for the presidential elections 2008
  21. 24. <ul><li>Death of King Richard the Lion-Hearted </li></ul><ul><li>King John's loss of the duchy of Normandy to the French </li></ul><ul><li>Huge taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Quarrels with Pope Innocent III </li></ul><ul><li>Sale of church offices to replenish royal coffers. </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of barons in rebellion in 1215 </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting of King John and the barons at Runnymede on the Thames </li></ul><ul><li>What followed next? </li></ul>12
  22. 25. Signing of the Magna Carta – the pre-cursor of present day constitutions
  23. 26. In its purest form it meant “an assembly of an elite set of people” or “an assembly of poets”. It assumes several others forms. For example, in the local language it is even used in the word for “university”. It later morphed into “organization” or “federation” and today, prefixed with words and phrases like betterment, forefront, forward looking, awareness, rebirth, people’s betterment, motherland’s betterment, national progressive and many more it has become synonymous with political parties dotting the expanse of a South Indian state. What word? 13
  24. 27. Kazhagam
  25. 28. It first started on 19 July 1989 and lasted six years almost to the day. The second period started again on 23 September 2000, and this time it lasted for 19 months. After a brief break the third period started at the end of May 2003 and still continues. Not even the heavy damage wrought by the recent Cyclone Nargis, on the structure on University Avenue in the Bahan Township, has been a deterrent. These periods have been largely filled with reading, improving English, French and Japanese language skills and playing Bach on the piano. What are we talking about? 14
  26. 29. Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest
  27. 30. Joseph Gurney Cannon was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. He served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for eight years in the early 1900s, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history. Cannon is more well known in quizzing circles for a “first” he achieved in 1923, something that has since been “done” by Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, and even the super horse “Secretariat” in later years. What? 15
  28. 31. Cannon was the first person on the cover of TIME
  29. 32. ? 16
  30. 33. Muammar Gaddafi
  31. 34. Connect the guy in the middle with the masked out place on the map 17
  32. 35. The magazine Tuglaq. The masked place is Daulatabad. And the guy in the pic is Cho Ramasamy
  33. 36. ID 18
  34. 37. Wag the Dog
  35. 38. What spicy masala did these works dish out? Galiullin,R. The CIA in Asia. 1988 (page 98) Hersh,S. The Price of Power. 1983 (page 450) Minnick,W. Spies and Provocateurs. 1992 (page 53) Nair,K. Devil and His Dart. 1986 (page 2-4) Parakal,P. Secret Wars of CIA. 1984 (page 102) Washington Post 1983-06-02 (page A6) Washington Times 1989-10-03 (page A7) 19
  36. 39. The argument that Morarji Desai was a CIA spy
  37. 40. By definition it means “land of pure people”. It was created in London in 1979. Within a year it had named a head of government, had issued passports, postage stamps and currency. According to its present day website its geographical boundaries will include part of the Himalayan range in the north, and the Thar desert in the south, the river Ravi on the west and the Jamuna on the east. It will include portions of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. What? 20
  38. 42. Before 1956 it was part of Chevayur Assembly Constituency in the erstwhile Madras State and from then to 1965, it was represented in the Lok Sabha by Koilat Nallakoya Thangal who was nominated by the President of India. The first General Election to Lok Sabha was conducted in 1967 and P.M.Sayeed was duly elected. He had a “successful” tenure returning to the house in 1971, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999. Which constituency? 21
  39. 44. Connect 22
  40. 45. Vijay Mallya
  41. 46. It is a color variant of one of several species of larger cats, that are in North America most commonly used for the cougar and in Latin America for a jaguar. Elsewhere in the world it usually refers to the leopard. It is also the name for an organization with a Marxist-Maoism ideology founded in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, and was active in the United States from the mid-1960s into the 1970s. ID. 23
  42. 47. Black Panthers
  43. 48. Connect ? 24
  44. 49. LK Advani, Deputy PMs of India
  45. 50. Elihu once bequeathed gifts worth 1,162 Pound Sterling, the largest donation made to the institution in its first 122 years. His gifts amounted to textiles from Madras that fetched 562 Pounds Sterling on sale and 449 books - many still in the library - and a painting of George I which together were valued at about £600. If he made his fortune out of Madras, with or without a knowledge of Tamil, he also contributed much to Madras and India. It was he who raised the first Indian militia, organized the first hospital, and brought about some kind of municipal governance before the Company imposed the first municipal corporation outside Europe on him to curb his powers. He remained in India for seven years after resigning office, and having amassed an enormous fortune left India for England in 1699. Shortly afterwards he was made Governor of the British Colony of New York. How is his name commemorated in America, the land of his birth? 25
  46. 51. Yale University / Elihu Yale
  47. 52. Amnesty’s “Prisoner of the Year” in 1960. ID 26
  48. 53. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi”
  49. 54. Name the characters. 27
  50. 55. Karunanidhi and MGR
  51. 56. Manohar Singh, who had six sons, was the only son of the first of Bandhalgotis. The six sons of Manohar Singh divided the estate between them. At this time in the late 1600s the estate was about 100 villages big. By 1900 the estate had grown to be 314 villages and four pattis. Today it is a town on the Rae Bareli - Sultanpur road and boasts of a HAL Avionics Division, a unit of Indo Gulf, and an Indian Institute of Information Technology. What place? 28
  52. 57. Amethi
  53. 58. In 1980 Jim Hacker won the elections and his party formed a new government. He got the not so plum Ministry of the Department of Administrative Affairs. His interests and those of his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby were very different. Hacker has to make sure he remains popular (for votes) and that he carries out cabinet's policies. Sir Humphrey however is interested in securing and possibly extending the position of his department in terms of staffing and budget. In 1986 after Hacker became PM he had a powerful adversary in the form of Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury. What government are we talking about? 29
  54. 60. #1 The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (1989) #3 Wickets in the East   (1992) #5 Spin and Other Turns   (1994) #10 An Anthropologist Among the Marxists, and other essays   (2000) #11 Environmentalism: A global history (2000) #14 An Indian cricket century (Editor, works of Sujit Mukherjee, 2002) #16 T he States of Indian Cricket  (2005) #18 _____ _____ _____ (2007) 30
  55. 62. The story line of the movie “Velaikari” had the hero in one scene in a Kali temple, bitter and frustrated that his ardent prayers and poojas have not been answered. He rebels throwing sacred objects and showering abuse at the presiding deity. This scene with its undertones of atheism created sensation and raised dust and din. However, Velaikari zoomed to success and turned out to be a film of historic significance. The brilliant, alliterative Tamil dialogue written by Annadurai, the atheistic undertones, the fine performance of T. S. Balaiah, and some melodious songs, all these factors contributed amply to the success. Which future Tamil Nadu CM acted in this movie? 31
  56. 63. Janaki Ramachandran!
  57. 64. 32
  58. 65. Chancellor
  59. 66. The German spoken throughout is complete nonsense, except for some recognizable words such as &quot;Wienerschnitzel&quot;, &quot;Sauerkraut&quot;, &quot;Leberwurst&quot; and &quot;Blitzkrieg&quot;. Though some other utterances vaguely resemble words in German, they are actually gibberish. The language in which the shop signs, posters, etc are written is Esperanto, a language created in 1887 by Dr L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish Jew. Color behind-the-scenes footage exists, including the only footage of an aborted ending in which soldiers break into a folk dance. ID. 33
  60. 68. Sir Shanmugham Chetty : First ?? : Current 34
  61. 70. The guy in the middle is the PM & VP of a country and the ruler of its most prominent state and the woman on the right, his wife, was a princess of another country, when they married. Name the two countries 35
  62. 71. UAE / Dubai, Jordan
  63. 72. Name & Connect 36
  64. 73. Zia-ul-Haq, Shashi Tharoor, Sitaram Yechury & Natwar Singh. All are ‘Stephanians’
  65. 74. He was assassinated by Talduwe Somarama, a Buddhist monk, in 1959. What happened subsequently was historic. Who and what happened? 37
  66. 75. Solomon Bandaranaike. His wife Sirimavo became the first female Prime Minister in the world.
  67. 76. It is the study of citizenship and government with particular attention given to the role of citizens― as opposed to external factors― in the operation and oversight of government. Within a given political or ethical tradition, it refers to educating the citizens. The history dates back to the earliest theories of these by Plato in ancient Greece and Confucius in ancient China. These in general have led to modern distinctions between the West and the East, and two very different concepts of right and justice and ethics in public life. Of special concern are the choice of a form of government and (if this is any form of democracy) the design of an electoral system and ongoing electoral reform. What? 38
  68. 77. Civics
  69. 78. Though a number of people are in the fray, two prominent names that have hit the headlines are that of X and Y. X is an icon, he is an entrepreneur, achiever, and much more. No longer actively involved in the day-to-day activities but more focused on education, infra and other issues that are obstructing the growth of the Indian economy. However, he now finds himself amidst a controversy pertaining to the disrespect towards the National Anthem. Supporters of Y argue he can be a good President, though his political contribution was short-lived and he has on many occasions very categorically stated his disinterest in politics. He is incomparable in his field, and has a powerful personality. He is an iconic figure and a darling of the masses. So who does one chose? A businessman or a charismatic man who has done commendable work in his industry? Considering Y’s reluctance to be a part of the political scenario, do you think X is better suited to be India’s next President? ID X & Y. 39
  70. 79. NRN & AB
  71. 80. A communist revolutionary, politician, and former guerrilla leader, he launched the Civil War on 13 February 1996, in which about 13,000 people died in fighting between the party and the government. His is a party name along the lines of &quot;Lenin&quot; and &quot;Hồ Chí Minh&quot;. that literally means &quot;the fierce one. The first biography on him, X: The Unknown Revolutionary, has been written by Indian journalist Anirban Roy, a correspondent of the Hindustan Times. After being elected to power, he first went to another country for the 29 th edition, instead of coming to India and thereby broke tradition. ID. 40
  72. 81. Prachanda
  73. 82. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1968, where by his own description he found it to be &quot;the biggest bore in the world&quot; and pulled many all-nighters to get by. During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. In April 1968, he was reclassified by the Selective Service System as not available for service due to having had asthma as a teenager. He was not a part of the anti-Vietnam War movement; he would later say that at the time he was preoccupied with marriage and law school, and that he &quot;wore sports coats ... not tie-dyed&quot;. Negative impressions of drinking alcohol in the family and in the neighborhood led to him becoming a teetotaler. He suffered from stuttering through much of his childhood and into his twenties; he overcame it via long hours spent reciting poetry in front of a mirror. ID. 41
  74. 83. Joe Biden
  75. 84. The play is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. It premiered at Laura Keene's Theatre in New York City. It concerns the adventures of an American, Asa Trenchard, first played by Joseph Jefferson, who goes to England to claim the family estate. The play's most famous performance came years later, when Halfway through Act III, Scene 2, the character Asa Trenchard (the title role), played that night by Harry Hawk, utters a line considered one of the play's funniest: &quot;Don't know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal—you sockdologizing old man-trap...“ What is the relevance of this play in this quiz? 42
  76. 85. Our American Cousin, the play that Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated
  77. 86. The Fabian Society was an outgrowth of the Fellowship of the New Life founded in 1883 and it was developed the following year by Frank Podmore and Edward Pease. George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb joined soon after this and became its outstanding exponents. They were opposed to the revolutionary theory of Marxism, holding that social reforms and socialistic &quot;permeation&quot; of existing political institutions would bring about the natural development of socialism. They took little notice of trade unionism and other labor movements until Beatrice Potter joined the group. They subsequently helped create (1900) the unified ______ Representation Committee, which evolved into the _______ as we know it today. ID. 43
  78. 87. The Labour Party
  79. 88. Author 44
  80. 89. Winston Churchill
  81. 90. Two parts – what is this building, and what did it inspire? 45
  82. 91. Leinster House, which seats the Irish Parliament. It inspired the design of the White House.