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Consolidated ppt of the Lone Wolf conducted at Incident 2010, the annual cultural fest of NITK Surathkal.

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  • Incident – Quizfest ‘10 Lone Wolf Prelims
  • Main Sponsor
  • QMs: 1. Aditya Sridhar 2. Atul Mathew 3. Kaustubh Thirumalai 4. Sandeep Albert Mathias
  • 1. Gebal was a Phoenician port on the coast of Lebanon. It was called X by the Greeks, owing to the fact that most of the Egyptian paper was imported through this port. According to varied sources, the book Y derives its name from the same word-root as X. Both X & Y please.
  • 2. The Laughing Cow brand logo is one of the most famous examples of the ______ effect, named after an image that appeared, on the tins and boxes of ______ cocoa powder, one of the main Dutch brands. It displays a nurse carrying a serving tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box of the same brand. Fill in the blank.
  • 3. What is the naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver called?
  • 4. First usage (2007): Dave Barry in History of the Millennium (So Far), page 197: X sweeps the nation as millions find themselves deeply impressed by Y's views, and the fact that he was on Oprah. ID X.
  • 5. X is a transgenic ______ created by inserting a gene [Cry 1Ac] from bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into ______. It is reported that upon ingestion of the X toxin by the insect, there would be disruption of digestive processes, ultimately resulting in the death of the insect. X?
  • 6. According to Alexa, it's currently among the 100 most popular sites in India, and over 80% of the traffic to the site comes from there. The website, launched in March 2008, is published in 10 different Indian languages, not counting English. Pluggd.in, a startup blog from India did a case study on their growth and strategy. Which site?
  • 7. Opened in 2005, this Dubai Mall is named after the 14th century scholar ____ _______, who was famous for his book Rihla (Voyages), a detailed account of his travels. Fittingly, the six courts in the mall are named after the countries he attended namely China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, Andalusia. Who?
  • 8. * X was a platform in the Roman Forum from where the orators would address the gathered audience. The etymology of X (literally ‘beak’) is attributed to the fact that the outer façade was adorned with the gilded bronze beaks of galleys captured by Rome during different wars. X?
  • 9. In 1982, the Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate _______ for special effects because "they said we 'cheated' when we used computers which in the light of what happened, is just mind-boggling". Id the film.
  • 10. Connect: Norwegian Heather Honey, Sea Islands, Morland Specials, Cooper's Vintage Oxford Marmalade.
  • 11. On September 18, 1931, near Mukden in southern Manchuria, a section of railroad owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway was dynamited. The Imperial Japanese Army, accusing Chinese dissidents of the act, responded with the invasion of Manchuria. This inspired what?
  • 12. The position of _______ in _______ will not be determined by its liberalism but by its power ... _______ must concentrate its strength and hold it for the favourable moment, which has already come and gone several times. Since the treaties of Vienna, our frontiers have been ill- designed for a healthy body politic. Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 – but by ____ ___ _____. Fill in the blanks at the end.
  • 17. This herb lends its name to the Bay of Marathon, as they grew plentifully on its cliffs. Its digestive benefits are well documented but has also acquired the reputation of being a general energy booster. The American poet Longfellow wrote: “It gave new strength and fearless mood And gladiators, fierce and rude Mingled it with their daily food And he who battled and subdued A wreath of _____ wore.”
  • 18. What the X is: A skylight in an underground shopping mall in France. • Designers: Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. • Year of completion and installation: 1993. • Awards: In 1995, it was a finalist in the Benedictus Awards. It was described by the jury as "a remarkable anti-structure … a symbolic use of technology … a piece of sculpture. It was meant as an object but it is an object to transmit light." • Id X.
  • 19. In August 2007, Mike Sutton uploaded a Soramimi of a song called Kalluri Vaanil from the film Pennin Manathai Thottu. What was special about the video?
  • 20. The story is set during the Norman occupation of England. It narrates the return of a ‘disinherited knight’ from the Third Crusade, as well as the return of King Richard the Lion-Heart to England, during the reign of King John. It was written by Sir Walter Scott. Which story?
  • 21. This three word band name comes from, firstly, Tom Fogerty's friend ________ Newball, (to whose first name they added an extra 'e', making it resemble a faith); secondly, "____ ______" from a TV commercial for Olympia beer; and finally "_______", which spoke about the four members' renewed commitment to their band. Which band?
  • 22. SYDNEY, Australia -- This isn't a sinister case of an athlete pumping herself full of steroids or human growth hormone. X isn't Ben Johnson. At 4-foot-10 and 82 pounds, her slight body is hardly bulging with muscles. She had a fever and a cold. She wanted to feel better. So the Romanian team doctor gave her Nurofen, an over-the-counter medication for colds and flu that anyone can walk into a pharmacy and buy. She swallowed two little pills, and now she has one gold medal, instead of two. Id X.
  • 23. Zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada, called La Calavera Catrina. Id the celebration.
  • 24. Put Funda.
  • 25. What happened next?
  • 26. Put Funda.
  • 27. Put Funda.
  • 28. Put Funda.
  • 29. Complete this Sun headline
  • 30. Why was he in the news recently?
  • 31. What was formed as the result of the merger of the companies owned by Joop van den ____ and John de ___ in 1994?
  • 32. Richard Ap Meryk was a wealthy and influential Welsh merchant who served as the King’s Customs Officer for Bristol. On the top right corner of shield shown below is his coat of arms. What is this gentleman’s claim to fame? (Less widely known, as it was incorrectly attributed to another popular merchant)
  • 33. Barbe-Rouge is a popular Belgian comic series authored by Jean-Michel Charlier and artist Victor Hubinon. Shown here are the main characters. How do we better know them (indirectly)?
  • 34. Satellite picture taken on Jan 23, 2001. 60 Million people. Put Funda.
  • Prelims Answers
  • 1. Gebal was a Phoenician port on the coast of Lebanon. It was called X by the Greeks, owing to the fact that most of the Egyptian paper was imported through this port. According to varied sources, the book Y derives its name from the same word-root as X. Both X & Y please.
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  • Answer • X = Byblos • Y = Bible
  • 2. The Laughing Cow brand logo is one of the most famous examples of the ______ effect, named after an image that appeared, on the tins and boxes of ______ cocoa powder, one of the main Dutch brands. It displays a nurse carrying a serving tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box of the same brand. Fill in the blank.
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  • 3. What is the naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver called?
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  • Electrum
  • 4. First usage (2007): – Dave Barry in History of the Millennium (So Far), page 197: X sweeps the nation as millions find themselves deeply impressed by Y's views, and the fact that he was on Oprah. ID X.
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  • Obamamania Alternate spelling = Obamania
  • 5. X is a transgenic ______ created by inserting a gene [Cry 1Ac] from bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into ______. It is reported that upon ingestion of the X toxin by the insect, there would be disruption of digestive processes, ultimately resulting in the death of the insect. X?
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  • 6. According to Alexa, it's currently among the 100 most popular sites in India, and over 80% of the traffic to the site comes from there. The website, launched in March 2008, is published in 10 different Indian languages, not counting English. Pluggd.in, a startup blog from India did a case study on their growth and strategy. Which site?
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  • Savita Bhabhi
  • 7. Opened in 2005, this Dubai Mall is named after the 14th century scholar ____ _______, who was famous for his book Rihla (Voyages), a detailed account of his travels. Fittingly, the six courts in the mall are named after the countries he attended namely China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, Andalusia. Who?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Ibn Batuta
  • 8. * X was a platform in the Roman Forum from where the orators would address the gathered audience. The etymology of X (literally ‘beak’) is attributed to the fact that the outer façade was adorned with the gilded bronze beaks of galleys captured by Rome during different wars. X?
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  • The Rostrum
  • 9. In 1982, the Motion Picture Academy refused to nominate _______ for special effects because "they said we 'cheated' when we used computers which in the light of what happened, is just mind-boggling". Id the film.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 10. Connect: Norwegian Heather Honey, Sea Islands, Morland Specials, Cooper's Vintage Oxford Marmalade.
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  • James Bond
  • 11. On September 18, 1931, near Mukden in southern Manchuria, a section of railroad owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway was dynamited. The Imperial Japanese Army, accusing Chinese dissidents of the act, responded with the invasion of Manchuria. This inspired what?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 12. The position of _______ in _______ will not be determined by its liberalism but by its power ... _______ must concentrate its strength and hold it for the favourable moment, which has already come and gone several times. Since the treaties of Vienna, our frontiers have been ill- designed for a healthy body politic. Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 – but by ____ ___ _____. Fill in the blanks at the end.
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  • Iron And Blood The position of Prussia in Germany will not be determined by its liberalism but by its power ... Prussia must concentrate its strength and hold it for the favourable moment, which has already come and gone several times. Since the treaties of Vienna, our frontiers have been ill-designed for a healthy body politic. Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 – but by iron and blood.
  • 13. * "KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low." Whose last words?
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  • Amelia Earhart
  • 14. The excavated interior of the X clearly depicts a spring like pool as well as a number of small vertical fissures. X lies exactly on the intersection of two major fault lines. Friction created by earthquakes heats the layers resulting in the release of vapors to the surface through small fissures in the rock. This is one probable scientific explanation for the actions of Y, a popular figure associated with X. Give both X & Y.
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  • The Oracle Of Delphi
  • 15. * “Looking at Africa from space is truly inspirational,” X told Y. “It's clear to me that there is much work to be done but much hope for the future.” Id X & Y. (Think ‘Open’)
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  • Answer • X = Mark Shuttleworth • Y = Nelson Mandela
  • 16. The principle of a _____ ________ is that each player will be pitted against another player who has done as well (or poorly) as him or herself. The first round is either drawn at random or seeded according to rating. Players who win receive a point, those who draw receive half a point and losers receive no points. Win, lose, or draw, all players proceed to the next round where winners are pitted against winners; losers are pitted against losers, and so on. In subsequent rounds, players face opponents with the same (or almost the same) score. No player is paired up against the same opponent twice however. ID the format.
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  • Swiss League
  • 17. This herb lends its name to the Bay of Marathon, as they grew plentifully on its cliffs. Its digestive benefits are well documented but has also acquired the reputation of being a general energy booster. The American poet Longfellow wrote: “It gave new strength and fearless mood And gladiators, fierce and rude Mingled it with their daily food And he who battled and subdued A wreath of _____ wore.”
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Fennel
  • 18. What the X is: A skylight in an underground shopping mall in France. • Designers: Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. • Year of completion and installation: 1993. • Awards: In 1995, it was a finalist in the Benedictus Awards. It was described by the jury as "a remarkable anti-structure … a symbolic use of technology … a piece of sculpture. It was meant as an object but it is an object to transmit light." • Id X.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • La Pyramide Inversée (The Inverted Pyramid)
  • 19. In August 2007, Mike Sutton uploaded a Soramimi of a song called Kalluri Vaanil from the film Pennin Manathai Thottu. What was special about the video?
  • Slide Left Blank • <play Soramimi.mp4>
  • What is a soramimi? • Soramimi (Japanese; lit. "empty ear") "mishearing; feigned deafness" or Soramimi kashi (with kashi, lit. "song words") "misheard lyrics" is a Japanese term for homophonic translation of song lyrics, that is, interpreting lyrics in one language as similar-sounding lyrics in another language.
  • 20. The story is set during the Norman occupation of England. It narrates the return of a ‘disinherited knight’ from the Third Crusade, as well as the return of King Richard the Lion-Heart to England, during the reign of King John. It was written by Sir Walter Scott. Which story?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 21. This three word band name comes from, firstly, Tom Fogerty's friend ________ Newball, (to whose first name they added an extra 'e', making it resemble a faith); secondly, "____ ______" from a TV commercial for Olympia beer; and finally "_______", which spoke about the four members' renewed commitment to their band. Which band?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 22. SYDNEY, Australia -- This isn't a sinister case of an athlete pumping herself full of steroids or human growth hormone. X isn't Ben Johnson. At 4-foot-10 and 82 pounds, her slight body is hardly bulging with muscles. She had a fever and a cold. She wanted to feel better. So the Romanian team doctor gave her Nurofen, an over-the-counter medication for colds and flu that anyone can walk into a pharmacy and buy. She swallowed two little pills, and now she has one gold medal, instead of two. Id X.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Andreea Răducan The 16-year-old was stripped of her gold from the women's all- around Tuesday after she tested positive for pseudoephedrine, a banned stimulant. "We feel we have no choice," said Francois Carrard, the International Olympic Committee's director general. "It's tough, but that's what it's all about. In the fight against doping, we have to be tough and be blind to emotions and feelings."
  • 23. Zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada, called La Calavera Catrina. Id the celebration.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 24. Put Funda.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 25. What happened next?
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  • Answer • The un-named Roman soldier on the right killed Archimedes (guy on left)
  • 26. Put Funda.
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  • Mozambique’s Flag
  • 27. Put Funda.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Donkey Kong
  • 28. Put Funda.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 29. Complete this Sun headline
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 30. Why was he in the news recently?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Opening of Burj Khalifa
  • 31. What was formed as the result of the merger of the companies owned by Joop van den ____ and John de ___ in 1994?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 32. Richard Ap Meryk was a wealthy and influential Welsh merchant who served as the King’s Customs Officer for Bristol. On the top right corner of shield shown below is his coat of arms. What is this gentleman’s claim to fame? (Less widely known, as it was incorrectly attributed to another popular merchant)
  • Slide Left Blank
  • America
  • 33. Barbe-Rouge is a popular Belgian comic series authored by Jean-Michel Charlier and artist Victor Hubinon. Shown here are the main characters. How do we better know them (indirectly)?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • 34. Satellite picture taken on January 23, 2001. Funda.
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Maha Kumbh Mela
  • Finals will start at night, IMMEDIATELY after the concert. Do not be late. The finalists will be notified shortly after the Spent Quiz Finals.
  • Incident – Quizfest 2010 Lone Wolf Finals
  • Main Sponsor
  • QMs: 1. Aditya Sridhar 2. Atul Mathew 3. Kaustubh Thirumalai 4. Sandeep Albert Mathias
  • MIB – 1
  • Rules • +10 for every correct answer. Part points at the discretion of the quizmaster. • If no one answers the question, the next question goes to the SAME QUIZZER.
  • 1. A bronze statue depicting X as a boy in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly perched on his hand was erected in the Menteng Park, Jakarta last December. The Jakarta administration has decided to remove the statue from the park and relocate it to a local school following a Facebook campaign involving 56,000 people. Who is the kid in question?
  • Slide Left Blank
  • Barrack Hussein Obama
  • • Grandpa: "Did you ask him why he invited her?" • Nancy: "He said something about not wanting her to have Thanksgiving dinner alone, that he didn't think it was right." • Grandpa: "That's real nice of the boy." • Nancy: "And I thought about it, and I gave it a great deal of thought, Grandpa..." • This is an excerpt from a soap opera from the 1960’s. The telecast was stopped abruptly at the above line for an urgent announcement. What followed? (Looking for a specific name)
  • Slide Left Blank • <play Video – 1.mp4>
  • Walter Cronkite announced Kennedy’s death
  • 3. X said in a letter: “My plan is to proclaim the end of the world and to write the perfect gospel.” X is applying for Polish citizenship. But the Polish Foreign Ministry said the chances of X getting citizenship are minimal since he hasn't rendered any good service to the nation. X has also written to Dan Brown, the author of the bestselling The Da Vinci Code, about a book entitled The Vatican Code, to be followed by a film. • Id X.
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  • Mehmet Ali Agca
  • 4. “…I've seen men with that look on their faces. I've had it on my own face. It feels stiff, and the muscles don't want to work right when you try to smile, or show expression, or talk...Strangely enough, the marine would be quick as a cat if a mortar round came shu-shu-ing in, or a fight developed there in back of him. His trained instincts by now are something he can depend on, and have been developed over a long period of combat fighting …” What phrase is being described?
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  • Two-Thousand Yard Stare
  • 5. Put Funda: – Hong Kong SAR China – Macau China – Thailand Myanmar, Laos, Cambod – Nepal China – United Kingdom France (Channel Tunnel)
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  • Answer • In the countries on the left side of the arrows, people drive on the left side of the road. • In the countries on the right side of the arrows, people drive on the right side of the road. • Hence, as we travel from the countries on the left to those on the right (VIA ROAD), we must change our driving style to right-side driving, and vice versa. • Hence, we get a situation as shown on the next slide.
  • 6. The Last Post was commissioned by the BBC and written by Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate. It was broadcasted on 30 July 2009. The title is taken from the famous tune used by at British Memorial (War) services. Dedicated to whom? Funda or names.
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  • Henry Allingham and Harry Patch, two of the last surviving British veterans of World War I, for their funerals.
  • 7. Put Funda: – Make the pie higher – I think we all agree, the past is over. – This is still a dangerous world. – It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses. – Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? – Will the highways of the Internet become more few? – How many hands have I shaked? – They misunderestimate me. – I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity. – I know that the human being and the fish can coexist . – Families is where our nation finds hope, wings take dream. – Put food on your family!knock the down the tollbooth! – Vulcanize Society!
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  • Bushisms
  • 8. Funda.
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  • 9. X is a religious practice mainly associated with the Mawlawi Order of Turkey. It is believed that the founder Jalauddin Rumi began the practice after listening to the rhythmic hammering of the gold-beaters. There are profound meanings attached to each of the steps of X. After a brief ban, the secular Republic of Turkey permitted it due to the massive tourist interest. X?
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  • Whirling Dervishes
  • 10. X is guilty. On January 13 2010, four days before the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, a Kiev court condemned him and six other high officials for genocide committed against the Ukrainian nation for their actions in 1932- 1933. All seven men are long dead—but the history at issue in the case is very much alive. X?
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  • Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
  • 11. X was written in 1913 when the author retreated from society and pondered on theories that involved Collective Unconscious, Individuation. X has been described by some as the work of a psychotic and as a source of infinite wisdom by others. Until October 2009, X was stashed away by the author’s heirs in an underground vault of a Swiss Bank. Id X.
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  • 12. “____ means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science—and it means as little to us (because of our Earthly assumptions) as color means to a blind man.” First appearance of a word created by Robert Heinlein in 1961. What’s the good word?
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  • Grok
  • 13. Anders Hogstrom, a Swede was arrested recently over the theft of X. The arrest came after a Polish court last week issued a European arrest warrant. X was later recovered, cut into three pieces. X, which weighs 40kg (90lb), was half-unscrewed, half-torn from its location. The words on X translate as "Work sets you free”. What is X?
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  • 14. X was found hanging from a London bridge in June, 1982. The subsequent investigation revealed links with the Cosa Nostra, Archbishop Marcinkus and a powerful Masonic group. This has been described as one of the 20th century's most intriguing murders and financial scandals. A fictional character supposedly based on X was part of the plot in Godfather III. Give X/ nickname.
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  • Roberto Calvi / God's Banker
  • 15. X is named after Y. Y originally wanted the name Freax because he felt that X sounded egotistical. Y himself is named after Z, a Nobel Laureate. Id X, Y, Z. No PART POINTS!
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  • Answer • X = Linux • Y = Linus Torvalds • Z = Linus Pauling
  • 16. According to his official biographers, X was born on ____, 1942 in a secret camp on Mt. Baekdu. They claim that his birth at Baekdu Mountain was foretold by a swallow, and heralded by the appearance of a double rainbow over the mountain and a new star in the heavens. But Soviet records show that he was born in a village near Khabarovsk in 1941. X has a powerful personality cult, and many people believe that his mood swings affect the weather. X yaaru?
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  • Kim Jong-il
  • WB – 1
  • Rules • 5 questions. • Answer each question. • +5 for every correct answer. • Graded bonus for consistency: – 0 to 1: NO Bonus. – 2 to 3: +5 Bonus (as good as getting 1 more answer) – 4: +10 Bonus (as good as getting 2 more answers) – ALL 5: +15 Bonus( as good as getting 3 more answers)
  • 1. Based on a photograph, taken by Vancouver Sun photographer Charlie Warner, Jack Herman made a larger-than- life statue of John Landy and X. The statue stood for many years outside the Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The statue was later moved to the Hastings and Renfrew entrance of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) fairgrounds. Regarding this sculpture, Landy quipped that "While Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back, I am probably the only one ever turned into bronze for looking back." Id X.
  • 2. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler... You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for ___ ____ at that moment." Who about whom?
  • 3. Id the photo / event. • "Peter didn't have to take that button [badge], Peter wasn't from the United States, Peter was not a _________, Peter didn't have to feel what I felt, but he was a man," says Carlos. • "He was that committed, and I didn't know that," adds Smith.
  • 4. Opening lines of a film. Id the event AND the film: • “… … … … … … … … • And it was all over. He came home an American hero. He bragged to the world he'd beat the Russians. He delivered. He can now command the same money as heavyweight prizefighters. He was invited to dinner by statesmen and kings. Then _____ _______ made the most original, unexpected move of all. He disappeared.”
  • • 5. In 1910, Jim Jefferies, an undefeated heavyweight boxing world champion was pressured out of retirement to take on X in the Fight Of The Century (probably the first). Hence, he was called Y. • In 1966, Howard Sackler wrote a play Y, starring James Earl Jones. Muhammad Ali commented to Jones, "That's my story. You take out the issue of white women and replace it with the issue of religion. That's my story!" • Id X. / Id Y.
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  • Exchange
  • Answers
  • • 1. Based on a photograph, taken by Vancouver Sun photographer Charlie Warner, Jack Herman made a larger-than- life statue of John Landy and X. The statue stood for many years outside the Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The statue was later moved to the Hastings and Renfrew entrance of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) fairgrounds. Regarding this sculpture, Landy quipped that "While Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back, I am probably the only one ever turned into bronze for looking back." • Id X.
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  • Roger Bannister
  • • 2. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler... You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for ___ ____ at that moment." • Who about whom?
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  • Jesse Owens about Luz Long
  • 3. Id the photo / event. • "Peter didn't have to take that button [badge], Peter wasn't from the United States, Peter was not a _________, Peter didn't have to feel what I felt, but he was a man," says Carlos. • "He was that committed, and I didn't know that," adds Smith.
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  • Black Power Salute • "Peter didn't have to take that button [badge], Peter wasn't from the United States, Peter was not a black man, Peter didn't have to feel what I felt, but he was a man," says Carlos. • "He was that committed, and I didn't know that," adds Smith.
  • • 4. Opening lines of a film. Id the event AND the film: • “… … … … … … … … … … • And it was all over. He came home an American hero. He bragged to the world he'd beat the Russians. He delivered. He can now command the same money as heavyweight prizefighters. He was invited to dinner by statesmen and kings. Then _____ _______ made the most original, unexpected move of all. He disappeared.”
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  • • 5. In 1910, Jim Jefferies, an undefeated heavyweight boxing world champion was pressured out of retirement to take on X in the Fight Of The Century (probably the first). Hence, he was called Y. • In 1966, Howard Sackler wrote a play Y, starring James Earl Jones. Muhammad Ali commented to Jones, "That's my story. You take out the issue of white women and replace it with the issue of religion. That's my story!" • Id X. / Id Y.
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  • Jack Johnson
  • MIB – 2
  • Rules • +10 for every correct answer. Part points at the discretion of the quizmaster. • If no one answers the question, the next question goes to the SAME QUIZZER.
  • • 1. Song from the film Mera Naam Joker. Raj Kapoor first appears in this song in the film. While he is singing, the children are watching a lot of scenes from a couple of his other films. Id any one. • <play Video – 2.mp4>
  • Slide Left Blank • Movie – 1 = <play Video – 3.mp4> • Movie – 2 = <play Video – 4.mp4>
  • • 2. On his death, X's will left his fortune to his nephew, Henry James Dickinson. X stipulated that if Henry died without an heir, the money should go "to the United States of America, to found at Washington, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." Henry died without heirs in 1835, and X's bequest was accepted in 1836 by the United States Congress. • A lawsuit contesting the will was decided in favour of the U.S. in 1838 and 11 boxes containing 104,960 gold sovereigns were shipped to Philadelphia and minted into dollar coinage worth $508,318. There was a good deal of controversy about how the purposes of the bequest could be fulfilled, and it was not until 1846 that the Y was founded. • X had never been to the United States, and the motive for the specific bequest is unknown. Id Y.
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  • Smithsonian Institute
  • 3. Id the poem, written anonymously and attributed to Clement Clark Moore. Shown are a sequence of images from the 3rd line.
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  • 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, As I drew in my hand, and was turning around, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, His eyes -- how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! Away to the window I flew like a flash, His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly. But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, With a little old driver, so lively and quick, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself; I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name; He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen! And laying his finger aside of his nose, To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose; Now dash away! dash away! dash away all! He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!" With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
  • 4. Id the city. / After WHOM is it named?
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  • Bucephala, after Bucephalus
  • 5. Project HARP (High Altitude Research Project), proposed and run by Gerald Bull. What was it inspired from?
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  • 6.. Connect the following numbers • BWV numbers by Wolfgang Schmieder. • F numbers (after Martin Falck). • Sz numbers created by András Szőllősy. • G numbers, created by Yves Gérard. • BuxWV, numbers by Georg Karstädt. • H or Hitchcock numbers after H. Wiley Hitchcock. • B numbers, after Jarmil Burghauser's. • M numbers, after Wilhelm Mohr. • HWV numbers by Bernd Baselt. • Hob or Hoboken numbers after Anthony van Hoboken. • S or Searle numbers after Humphrey Searle. • K or Köchel numbers, after Ludwig Ritter von Köchel. • L or Longo numbers after Alessandro Longo. • P numbers are named after Giorgio Pestelli • D or Deutsch numbers are named after Otto Erich Deutsch. • R number, named after Father Samuel Rubio. • RV or Ryom-Verzeichnis numbers are named after Peter Ryom. • WWV numbers.
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  • Opus numbers • BWV = Johann Sebastian Bach • F = Wilhelm Friedman Bach • Sz = Bela Bartok • G = Luigi Boccherini • BuxWV = Dieterich Buxtehude • H = Marc-Antoine Charpentier • B = Antonín Dvořák • M = César Franck • HWV = George Frideric Handel • Hob = Joseph Haydn • S = Franz Liszt • K = Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • L = Domenico Scarlatti • P = Domenico Scarlatti • D = Franz Schubert • R = Antonio Soler • RV = Antonio Vivaldi • WWV = Richard Wagner • J = Carl Maria von Weber
  • 7.Id the poem. The author of a book, published in 1954,created a longer version of this poem. Id the book. No points for funda.
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  • Hey Diddle Diddle • Hey diddle diddle, • The cat and the fiddle, • The cow jumped over the moon, • The little dog laughed to see such sport, • And the dish ran away with the spoon.
  • 8. What change was made? Explain
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  • Chuck Jones redrew Saturday Evening Puss to feature a thin white lady, instead of Mammy-Two-Shoes.
  • 9. Which literary work? Which 2001 film was influenced by one of them? Fragment Contents I General Prologue, Knight, Miller, Reeve, Cook II Man Of Law III Wife, Friar, Summoner IV Clerk, Merchant V Squire, Franklin VI Physician, Pardoner VII Shipman, Prioress, Sir Thopas, Melibee, Monk, Nun's Priest VIII Second Nun, Canon’s Yeoman IX Manciple X Parson
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  • • 10. Frances Ethel Glumm was an American actress and singer, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, for her role in the movie X, and was expected to be the likely winner by both her fans and her critics. As she was in hospital at the time, a camera crew arrived to telecast her acceptance speech. • However, she lost the Oscar to Grace Kelly (for The Country Girl). Groucho Marx sent Garland a telegram after the awards ceremony, declaring her loss "the biggest robbery since Brinks". To this day, it is still considered to be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Academy Awards. • In 2006, the US Postal Service honoured her role in X, by issuing a postal stamp of her in the film. • Id X. / What is Frances Ethel Glumm’s better-known screen- name? • Pics on next slide.
  • Glumm, at the end of the movie X Photo of Glumm used on the poster of X
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  • • 11. X is a play on the term Y. Y was used to refer to a group of actors (pic and names on next slide) of the 50’s and 60’s. • For membership in X, an actor (or actress) must have be credited with an appearance either in The Breakfast Club, or St. Elmo’s Fire. • The most famous members of X are Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. • Id X. The most famous members of Y are on the next slide.
  • Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop
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  • Brat Pack
  • 12. X was a coach for the Oakland Raiders from 1967 to 1978. He became the youngest head coach in 1969, when the earlier head coach, John Rauch resigned to coach the Buffalo Bills. X's team reached and lost five AFC title games in seven years. On January 9, 1977, X's Raiders finally captured their first Super Bowl with a convincing 32–14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. X retired as a Super Bowl winning head coach and was the youngest coach ever to reach 100 career regular season victories, a record he compiled in only ten full seasons of coaching at the age of 42. X would later on inspire a franchise named after him. Id X.
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  • 13. Once there were no stories in the world. The Sky-God, Nyame had them all. A went to Nyame and asked how much they would cost to buy. Nyame set a high price: A must bring back Onini the Python, Osebo the Leopard, the Mmoboro Hornets, and Mmoatia, the dwarf. After successfully capturing all four, A handed them over to Nyame who rewarded him with the stories, which now become known as A’s stories. Id A.
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  • Anansi the Spider
  • 14. Id X ONLY! • “I am not a hero,” X wrote in her memoir, “Y Remembered,” published in 1987. “I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did and more — much more — during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the heart of those of us who bear witness.” – Extract from X, the Last of Those Who Hid Y, Dies at 100 by Richard Goldstein, published 11 January 2010.
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  • 15. Funda. At the start: A part of the Richard Wagner opera Lohengrin. At the end: The intermezzo (a brief entertainment between two acts of a play) between Acts IV and V of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, composed by Felix Mendelssohn.
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  • Wedding Marches
  • 16. Funda. Explain • Motive 1: Caused by a ghost out for revenge, rather than a pacifist. • Motive 2: Protection of younger sister, who killed a man who attempted to rape her, with rapist’s gun. • Motive 3: Larry Page wanted to travel to India to get married, only to discover that he has regularly been scammed. • Motive 4: Desire to marry sister of the deceased. • Motive 5: Recovery of an idol. • Motive 6: Problems caused by victim being alive.
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  • • Why the six suspects were found in possession of a gun at the time of the murder of Vivek “Vicky” Rai.
  • 17. Thalia was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. In art, she was portrayed holding a _____ ____, a shepherd’s staff, or a wreath of ivy. Melpomène is one of Thalia’s sisters, along with Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Terpsichore, Frato, Polyhymnia, and Urania. She is often represented holding a ______ ____ and wearing boots. She also holds a knife or club in one hand and the ____ in the other. On her head, she is shown wearing a crown of cypress. What do they bear? This is why we remember them today (general pop stuff, rather than myth)
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  • 18.Fictional discussion of what? (A, B &C are characters) "I like the ______ best," said A, "because you see he was a little sorry for the poor _______." "He ate more than the _________, though," said B. "You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the _________ couldn't count how many he took: contrariwise." "That was mean!" A said indignantly. "Then I like the _________ best—if he didn't eat so many as the ______." "But he ate as many as he could get," said C. This was a puzzler. After a pause, A began, "Well! They were both very unpleasant characters—"
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  • The Walrus And The Carpenter
  • Portion Blanked Out "I like the Walrus best," said Alice, "because you see he was a little sorry for the poor oysters." "He ate more than the Carpenter, though," said Tweedledum. "You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the Carpenter couldn't count how many he took: contrariwise." "That was mean!" Alice said indignantly. "Then I like the Carpenter best—if he didn't eat so many as the Walrus." "But he ate as many as he could get," said Tweedledee. This was a puzzler. After a pause, Alice began, "Well! They were both very unpleasant characters—"
  • 19. A X Y is usually constructed in the form of an ellipsoid, with an accessible point at each focus. When a visitor stands at one focus and ________, the line of sound emanating from this focus reflects directly to the dish/focus at the other end of the room, and to the other person. Examples are (non- exhaustive): • The Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, India. • Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey. • The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Israel. • Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.A. • St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. • St Paul's Cathedral in London, England. • Grand Central Station in New York City, the gallery in front of the Oyster Bar restaurant. • Ali Qapu Palace in Esfahān, Iran.
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  • Whispering Gallery
  • 20. X, together with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, created the Kama Shastra Society to print and circulate books that would be illegal to publish in public, mainly because of the Obscene Publications Act of 1857. Some of the works that X translated and published were The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, The Kama Sutra, and The Perfumed Garden. Id X.
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  • Richard Burton • The explorer, NOT the actor.
  • 21. The Y International Competition for Young __________, mostly referred to only as the Y Competition, is an international competition for young players under the age of 22, founded by Y. Y himself, is regarded as the greatest _________ of the twentieth century. One of Y’s most famous film roles, is his appearance in the 1943 film Stage Door Canteen (as himself), where he plays "Ave Maria" and "Flight of the Bumble Bee" for an audience of service men, volunteer hostesses and celebrities from stage and screen. Many of the participants and prize-winners have gone on to become some of today’s most exciting __________. The Y Competition is the only event of its kind that asks its jury members to perform a concert themselves. With highly acclaimed musicians on the international jury panel, those events have been a great success. Id Y.
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  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • 22. Connect. “The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels.” – T.S. Eliot
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  • Wilkie Collins • T.S. Eliot’s praise of The Moonstone. • The novel Drood is narrated from his perspective. • Crimes At The Dark House is an adaptation of The Woman In White.
  • 23. Before X’s graduation, X took a walk up a road called Memory Lane. He encountered a fork, and chose a direction. The story then fast-forwards, telling about X’s graduation, engagement and marriage, and his rearing of his twin children. One day, he takes another evening walk through Memory Lane, and comes across the fork. This time he chose the other path. Don’t id X. Just tell why this made news a few months ago?
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  • 24. Extract from a movie. Id the movie. / Give funda. Barry: Herb Stempel, you lead at this point by 18 to 11. The category is movies. How many points do you wish to try for? Herbie: I’ll try three, three points. Barry: (reads) Which motion picture won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1955? Herbie: 1955… Academy Award… Best Picture… Hmmm, you know, I don’t remember. … Barry: Are you sure you wouldn’t like to guess at it? Herbie: It’s the oddest thing… I don’t remember. Barry: Otherwise, I’ll have to call it wrong. Herbie: Wait! Best Picture… No, I just don’t remember (helplessly) Mr. Roberts? Barry: No, the answer is Marty! Herbie: Marty! Barry: (sorrowful) Marty!
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  • • 25. Either: Complete the poem. • OR: Id the poem (specific). • “When you go home, tell them of us and say, • ____ ___ ____ ________ __ ____ ___ _____.”
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  • Kohima Epitaph
  • Maximizer – 1
  • Rules • 5 questions connected by a THEME. • After the last question, we will close the THEME, and then disclose the THEME. DO NOT trade your answer sheets at this time. • We will then run through the slides one more time, and you can put down BOTH your answers, as well as the necessary way it is connected. • Scoring on next slide.
  • Scoring • Points for getting the THEME right will be shown on each slide. • Scoring off a slide is as follows: • +2 if you are able to EITHER answer the question OR explain the relevant connect. • +5 if you are able to do BOTH.
  • +25 / -12 • Actual title of the fictional play: The Murder Of Gonzago. • The protagonist’s reply to the query of the play by his uncle: X. • This led to the origin of something. • Id X.
  • +20 / -10 • How to become famous if you are jobless and your college closes: – Develop Differential Calculus – Discover Gravity – Split a beam of white light • The above things are some of the famous things done by X when his college closed for a few years. Asking for X may be a little extreme at this time, so just say why his college closed at the time.
  • +15 / -7 • In 1363, to ensure the continued safety of England, Edward III decided to introduce something every Sunday and on all holidays. • What did he introduce? / How did it help England?
  • +10 / -5 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was an English statesman and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became king of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. Wolsey's affairs prospered and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and was extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser, enjoying great freedom and often depicted as an alter rex (other king). Within the Church he became Archbishop of York, the second most important see in England, and then was made a cardinal in 1515, giving him precedence over even the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, most of us know Wolsey because of his downfall. • What was responsible for his downfall?
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  • End Of THEME.
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  • THEME: Nursery Rhymes • Go Forward
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  • Going Back • For each slide, write down the answer and the relevant nursery rhyme.
  • Exchange
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  • +25 / -12 • Actual title of the fictional play: The Murder Of Gonzago. • The protagonist’s reply to the query of the play by his uncle: X. • This led to the origin of something. • Id X.
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  • The Mousetrap • The rhyme in question was Three Blind Mice.
  • +20 / -10 • How to become famous if you are jobless and your college closes: – Develop Differential Calculus – Discover Gravity – Split a beam of white light • The above things are some of the famous things done by X when his college closed for a few years. Asking for X may be a little extreme at this time, so just say why his college closed at the time.
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  • Answer • Newton did these things between 1665 and 1667, when Cambridge closed due to the Great Plague of London. • Ring a ring o’ Roses was about the Great Plague of London.
  • +15 / -7 • In 1363, to ensure the continued safety of England, Edward III decided to introduce something every Sunday and on all holidays. • What did he introduce? / How did it help England?
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  • Obligatory Archery Practise
  • For want of a nail • This rhyme said that a war could be lost just by having a missing horse-shoe nail.
  • +10 / -5 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was an English statesman and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became king of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. Wolsey's affairs prospered and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and was extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser, enjoying great freedom and often depicted as an alter rex (other king). Within the Church he became Archbishop of York, the second most important see in England, and then was made a cardinal in 1515, giving him precedence over even the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, most of us know Wolsey because of his downfall. • What was responsible for his downfall?
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  • • Refusal to get a divorce for King Henry VIII. • Because of this, Wolsey lost all his political influence. Hence, when he ‘Went to the cupboard, To give the poor dog a bone’, but ‘The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.’
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  • Defeat of the Spanish Armada • Rain, Rain go away, • Little George wants to play.
  • Write Bros. – 2
  • Rules • 5 old photos of people. • Answer each question. • +5 for every correct answer. • Graded bonus for consistency: – 0 to 1: NO Bonus. – 2 to 3: +5 Bonus (as good as getting 1 more answer) – 4: +10 Bonus (as good as getting 2 more answers) – ALL 5: +15 Bonus( as good as getting 3 more answers)
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  • Photo – 5 – Id BOTH.
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  • Exchange
  • Answers • Star Wars Cast • Salvador Dali • Christopher Walken • Sean Connery • Akira Kurosawa & Francis Ford Coppola
  • MIB – 3
  • Rules • +10 for correct answer to any question. PART POINTS on the discretion of the quizmaster. • In case no team is able to answer a question, the NEXT question goes to the SAME team.
  • 1. In the early hours of the next morning X summoned the expedition's physician, Alexander Macklin, to his cabin, complaining of back pains and other discomfort. According to Macklin's own account, Macklin told him he had been overdoing things and should try to "lead a more regular life", to which X answered: "You are always wanting me to give up things, what is it I ought to give up?" "Chiefly alcohol, Boss," replied Macklin. A few moments later, at 2:50 a.m. on 5 January 1922, X suffered a fatal heart attack. Id X.
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  • Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • 2. ID the gentleman featured in this 1971 issue of DC comics' Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.
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  • Don Rickles
  • 3. It has been suggested that X, by Y, contains elements of Christian or anti-Christian symbolism, or that the stories of El-ahrairah were meant to mimic some elements of real- world religion. Y explained that he simply "wrote down a story I told to my little girls". Instead, he explained, the "let-in" religious stories of El-ahrairah were meant more as legendary tales, similar to a ______ Robin Hood, and that these stories were interspersed throughout the book as humorous interjections to the often "grim" tales of the "real story". Id X and Y.
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  • 4. The Act of Incorporation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863: The ______ shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the _______ shall receive no compensation whatever for any services to the Government of the United States. What?
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  • United States National Academy Of Science
  • 5. The Rigveda's Hymn of creation begins by paradoxically stating "not the non-existent existed, nor did the existent exist then" (ná ásat asit ná u sát asit tadânim), paralleled in verse 2 by "then not death existed, nor the immortal" (ná mrityúh asit amrtam ná tárhi). The speaker chose this particular verse from the Rig Veda as a recommendation to a foreign colleague who was looking for a quote to include in his presentation in the speaker's field of interest. The colleague said he was fed up of using 'Genesis' as it was 'used in all possible ways'. ID the speaker. <play Audio – 3.mp3>
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  • Jayant Narlikar
  • 6. Nikola Tesla, at the 1893 World's X-ian Exposition, demonstrated a device he constructed known as the "Y of X." It was used to demonstrate and explain the principles of the rotating magnetic field model and the induction motor. Tesla's Y of X performed the feat of X with a copper Y in a rotating magnetic field. The Y spins on its major axis, standing on end due to gyroscopic action. Funda.
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  • Columbus’ Egg
  • 7. A Capella version of a famous song. Id song • <play video>
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  • 8. Shown is a comic book cover inspired by poster art for Y, which is based on Book (X). Id both.
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  • 9. This 402-page tale takes Sanjay through his university days, during which he loses his virginity, breathlessly describing how he was "overcome by a lust that he had never known before." After university, Sanjay travels to the United States, has dinner with Oscar- winning actress Shirley MacLaine and teaches meditation where he finds himself distracted by the "heaving breasts" of his students. "You are absolutely superb after meditation," Sanjay's girlfriend tells him. "Why don't we make love every time immediately after you have meditated?" ID the author/book which made headlines about a month ago.
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  • • 10. Connect
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  • 11. Id BOTH.
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  • Kurt Vonnegut & Tom Wolfe
  • 12. Id subject of note.
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  • Walking Man
  • 13. Id ALL members of family.
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  • • Angelina Jolie • Jon Voigt
  • LVC
  • Rules • 8 generic pictures connected by a THEME. • Points for getting the THEME right or wrong will be shown on each slide.
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  • +35 / -17
  • +30 / -15
  • +25 / -12
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  • +5 / LAST Guess
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  • MIB – 4
  • Rules • +10 for every correct answer. PART POINTS at the discretion of the quizmaster. • If No team is able to answer a question, the NEXT question goes to the SAME team.
  • 1. During the translation of this work from French to English, "pantoufle en vair" became "pantoufle en verre". What resulted from this?
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  • 3. In 1996, A diplomatic row erupted when Nelson Mandela criticised General Sani Abacha after the execution of Nigerian Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. What was the sporting fallout as a result of this dispute?
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  • Answer Nigeria boycotted the African Cup Of Nations.
  • 4. The name of this tribe probably derives from two Marathi words meaning “bundle of grass” and “who takes”. It came into existence towards the end of the Mughal Empire in the 18th century. Consisting of a motley group of people of varied ethnicities, they were scattered all over the Maratha states. Instead of being paid for their services, they were allowed to plunder without restriction. During 1817-18, a major campaign was undertaken by Lord Hastings to wipe out this tribe and he successfully managed to defeat some 30,000 of them. Which tribe is this?
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  • Pindaris
  • 5. Svatopluk Turek was a novelist known under the pen name T. Svatoplunk. After working as a graphics designer, he wrote a book titled Botostroj (The ______ Machine), where he depicted a certain company as an "inhuman mechanism destroying lives of people" and also portrayed the owner of the company as a dictator. The owner's family sued Turek for defamation and tried in various ways to stop publishing the book. Name the company.
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  • 6. The Sonoma County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located six nautical miles northwest of downtown Santa Rosa, a city in Sonoma County, California, United States.It serves the county and surrounding areas of Wine Country in California. The airport is named after this person who lived and worked in Santa Rosa for more than 30 years and the logo features one of his most famous creations. Id Person/Creation
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  • 7. The Lower Keys Rabbit is a subspecies of the marsh rabbit, a species widespread in the southeastern United States. It is distinguished from the adjacent subspecies in skull proportions and sculpturing and in its darker coloration. It is about 16 inches in length, with brownish dorsal and greyish ventral fur. This rabbit was first named in the Journal of Mammalogy in 1984 by James D. Lazell Jr. after this person, whose organization funded James’ research on these animals. Who is it named after?
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  • Hugh Heffner
  • 8. CereProc is a Scottish company that specialises in text to speech technology. They have catalog voices (mainly for Scottish Accents) but they do have custom built software for clients who had the foresight to record their voices at length before they lost them. Recently, Cereproc have been mining DVD commentaries of Citizen Kane,Sunset Boulevard and Vertigo for one of their customers. Who?
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  • 9. Connect (Contd.) A Teddy Roosevelt speech delivered in Sorbonne in 1910 famous for this quote: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
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  • 10. What Twitter phenomenon began with a message sent by Micah Baldwin on January 16th, 2009? The chart below gives some data on the trend.
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  • Follow Friday
  • • 11. One theory is that it originated in a restaurant in Scollay Square in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of World War I to entice the large numbers of navy servicemen stationed at the Charlestown Navy Yard. • Another theory suggests that Italian immigrant Dominic Conti brought these to the US and named them after seeing "Holland 1" in a local museum. • What am I talking about?
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  • Submarine Sandwich
  • 12. Why has this offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens been in the news lately?
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  • Michael Oher
  • • 13. The first chapter of Andre Agassi's autobigraphy "Open" discusses his match at age 10 against X at a junior tournament. "With the score tied 4-4 in the third set tiebreaker, Agassi hits a backhand winner that's three feet inside the lines. X "bows his head and seems to cry…" . "Now he stops. All of a sudden, he looks back at where the ball hit. He smiles. 'Out,' he says," writes Agassi. "I stop. 'The ball was out!' X yells. This is the rule in the juniors. Players act as their own linesman… X has decided he'd rather do this than lose and he knows there's nothing anyone can do about it. He raises his hand in victory. Now I start to cry." • X went on to Stanford and won two NCAA titles but he only shot to fame at Wimbledon 1995. Id X.
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  • Jeff Tarango
  • 14. This annual ritual takes place on April 20th,4:20 PM at the University of Boulder,Colorado. Put fundaes.
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  • 16. Released in 1949, “My Foolish Heart” tells the story of a woman's reflections on the bad turns her life has taken. It was universally panned by the critics but it did earn lead actress Susan Hayward a Best Actress Nomination. The movie was an adapter version of a 1948 short story but the studio took certain liberties with the original plot and the peeved author vowed never to work with Hollywood again. Who is the author in question?
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