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    1. 1. QM : ASHOKE SANYAL Venue : Bibi’s of Taaja, Dhakuria . Date : 26-11-2011 <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open Quiz </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Version 13 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>11/29/11
    2. 2. WELCOME ALL MIND GAMERS Format : Infinite Bounce Mixed Bag I : 31 qs One Qs : 11 answers LVC : 10 Theme : 10 Mixed Bag II: 31 qs 93 11/29/11
    3. 3. <ul><li>TRIAL Qs. </li></ul>11/29/11
    4. 4. has descended across the Continent” 11/29/11
    5. 5. Let’s go folks. MIXED BAG I - 30 Qs. 11/29/11
    6. 6. 01. <ul><li>This quote made famous in the 2005 Stanford Commencement speech, appeared in the back cover of the last issue in 1974, of The “World Earth Catalog” created by Stewart Brand in 1968. </li></ul><ul><li>Which quote? </li></ul>11/29/11
    7. 7. 02 . <ul><li>At the age of 19, when this lady was visiting with her father in 1972, she was offered a lead role in a Hindi movie, by the Bollywood director I S Johar, who did this just to create some publicity for himself. </li></ul><ul><li>The girl replied that she was preparing herself for a different role in life . </li></ul><ul><li>Who ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    8. 8. 03. <ul><li>Savile Row once offered large 'hare' pockets inside field coats worn by country gentlemen to hold wild game like birds and rabbits hunted with shotguns. </li></ul><ul><li>These large 'hare' pockets have made a strong comeback in Savile Row recently. </li></ul><ul><li>Why ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    9. 9. 04 . Name the painter & the painting which was sold for only 400 Franc to some Anna Boch during his lifetime. Later it was auctioned for 82.5m. $ 11/29/11
    10. 10. 05. Identify X and Y. <ul><li>1952, 1957, 1961 : X, ( INC) </li></ul><ul><li>1967, 1971 : Indira Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>1977 : Y, ( Janata Party) </li></ul><ul><li>1980 : Indira Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>1984 : Arun Nehru </li></ul><ul><li>1989, 1991 : Sheila Kaul </li></ul><ul><li>1996 : Satish Sharma </li></ul><ul><li>1998 : Ashok Singh </li></ul><ul><li>1999, 2004 : Sonia Gandhi </li></ul>11/29/11
    11. 11. 06. <ul><li>Which institution, known as the Wellesley of the East , has a Nobel Peace Prize winner among it's alumni was established in 1956 by an industrialist in the fond memory of his wife, Phoolan Devi? </li></ul>11/29/11
    12. 12. 07. This product was supposedly made at the behest of the Nazis when the ingredients for the actual product were scarce during wartime. It was named so when the company employees were asked to think of a name and they led their imagination run wild. 11/29/11
    13. 13. <ul><li>08 . Rare picture of which recluse seen with his wife? </li></ul>11/29/11
    14. 14. 09. What comes next ? ? 11/29/11
    15. 15. 10 . <ul><li>This castle is located near Vienna, has a name that means “bright stone ” and is responsible for the naming of which European country? </li></ul>11/29/11
    16. 16. 11. <ul><li>Mrs Tashi Hishey was formerly a flight attendant on Air India VIP flights, then a Times FM radio jockey for a while before going back to flight crew training roles at various airlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Her last known location is somewhere in New Zealand, where she settled down and is now a typical suburban housewife. What happened to her during a trip to Kodaikanal ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    17. 17. 12. <ul><li>Kimbra Hickey always carries a fresh apple in her handbag, and charges fans $20 for having their picture taken with her. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, she even tries to sell them an apple-scented hand lotion. What is her claim to fame? </li></ul>11/29/11
    18. 18. 13 . Put Funda 1965 1995 FOR FOR MOTHER 11/29/11
    19. 19. 14. <ul><li>X wanted to ascend to heaven in his earthly body. Being active by Viswamitra when X was ascending to heaven Indra forbade it and sent X hurtling back to earth, But due to his promise Viswamitra suspended the X's fall. This uneasy situation has given birth to a new word, very much relevant in Indian politics. What is the good word ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    20. 20. 15. <ul><li>According to him, &quot;I could have become a doctor, but instead I became the biggest quack in history&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Big hint in the question - just name him, and what he did to become so famous as a quack . </li></ul>11/29/11
    21. 21. 16 . <ul><li>It gets its name from the personalisation of the technical name of the TV camera tube - the image Orthicon . What? </li></ul>11/29/11
    22. 22. <ul><li>17. A river dominates the economy and geography of this country –so much so that almost all the provinces are named with respect to their positions about the river. As can be seen above, a symbolic representation of this river cuts through the center of this country’s flag as well . Identify the country. </li></ul>11/29/11
    23. 23. 18. <ul><li>The surname comes from the Armenian for &quot;stone-carver&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most famous people bearing this name defended the accused in the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman . </li></ul><ul><li>Give the surname. </li></ul>11/29/11
    24. 24. 19. <ul><li>The reasons for this practice is to display prominently the manufacturer's name and logo and a visually pleasing smile-like face. It is described as &quot; the most symmetrical arrangement possible, pleasing to the eye and leaving the most possible space to the manufacturer&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Theories connecting this with the death of Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy are false. </li></ul><ul><li>What unwritten rule? </li></ul>11/29/11
    25. 25. 20 . <ul><li>What special dish was produced by Napoleon's chef to commemorate one of his most famous victories fought on 14 June 1800 between the French forces under Napolean and the Austrian forces in Italy? </li></ul>11/29/11
    26. 26. 21 . <ul><ul><li>It is believed that in Medieval France, upon gaining employment a workman would carry his implements in a bag made of sheepskin or leather and carry it to work on the first day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upon completing the days work, he would deposit this bag with his employer for safe keeping as it would be quite cumbersome to carry the bag to work everyday. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This practice has given rise to a phrase in the English language. What phrase? </li></ul></ul>11/29/11
    27. 27. 22 . <ul><li>In India, whose tomb, nearly 600 years old and a popular tourist landmark, was inaccessible during high tide until the 1980s? </li></ul>11/29/11
    28. 28. These are the components of which machine ? N.R.P: Navigational & Radiation Projector. HART: Hertz Advanced Resonance Transmitter R.O.A.D.M : Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer I.R.C.G: Impact Resistance Circuit Grid . P.T.C.S: Photon Torpedo Charge S.P.S: Suction and Propulsion System. T.S.R: Transgalactic Signal Responder A.M.P.F: Active-Matrix Power Force. I.C.N.M: Intensity Control Nova Module A.N.D.C: Amoled Nano Droid Convertor. D.E.C: Digital Electrolytic Capacitor S.W.C: Selenion Wave Control. 23 11/29/11
    29. 29. 24. <ul><li>In medieval Europe, travellers would band together and share their bread with each other. They formed tightly knit groups, fighting against bandits, robber barons and the like. </li></ul><ul><li>What word in English, literally meaning sharers of bread comes from these groups of people? </li></ul>11/29/11
    30. 30. 25. <ul><li>Image shows the poster of the movie “Awara” starring Raj Kapoor and released in 1951. However it was again brought back to life recently in another format with a striking coincidence. </li></ul><ul><li>What am I talking about? </li></ul>11/29/11
    31. 31. 26. The picture shows the molecule of Lawsone (2-hydroxy -1,4-naphthoquinone), also known as hennotannic acid . It reacts excessively with keratin in a process known as Michael addition, resulting in a strong permanent stain. To what popular use is it put in India? 11/29/11
    32. 32. 27. <ul><li>What sparked off in 1618 as a protest by the Protestant nobleman of Bohemia against the Catholic rulers in the Holy Roman Empire? </li></ul><ul><li>It all started when a group of Bohemian nobles threw two Catholic governors out of window in the Prague castle . </li></ul>11/29/11
    33. 33. 28 . <ul><li>The 2011 Siege of Tripoli was nicknamed Operation X after Tripoli’s nickname . </li></ul><ul><li>Tripoli is called the Bride of the Mediterranean or also ___X___ of the Sea, as it is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and nearby whitewashed buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>What is X ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    34. 34. 29 . <ul><li>Which brand owned originally by the Murugappa Group & later sold to a Korean company had a 25 year “ argument ” about its contents ? </li></ul><ul><li>Also what was the argument in 2-3 words ? </li></ul>11/29/11
    35. 35. 30 . Name the only country in the world , unique in a certain way. The photograph above is a famous one from WW II showing the entire country. 11/29/11
    36. 36. List It 1 Question | 11 Answers | +3 for each +5 EXTRA if you get 7 to 8 correct. +15 EXTRA if you get 9 to 11 correct. 11/29/11
    37. 37. There are eleven countries that share their name with their capital city ______________________________ 2 in Asia, 2 in Africa, 4 in Europe, 3 in the Americas. Name them. 11/29/11
    38. 38. <ul><li>BONUS Qs . </li></ul>
    39. 39. <ul><li>Which word, meaning an urge to kill , torment or hurt someone, has become the most searched words on the internet as of date? </li></ul>
    40. 40. Let’s go folks once again. MIXED BAG II - 30 Qs.
    41. 41. 01. <ul><li>Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (born April 4, 1957) nicknamed “ El Chapo ” became Mexico's top ranked in something in 2003 after dethroning Osiel Cárdenas. </li></ul><ul><li>He became the top of a list in 2011 which has kept him in the news. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
    42. 42. 02 . In July 2011 , for the first time India was included in the Big Mac Index by The Economist . However what exception was made for India ? Why ?
    43. 43. 03 . <ul><li>He is remembered for something that happened in 1964 and repeated a couple of years later and has never happened since. </li></ul><ul><li>The duration on both occasions were the same for 13 days each. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is he and what was repeated? </li></ul>
    44. 44. 04. <ul><li>Where have you seen this address? </li></ul><ul><li>59-B, Mundhwa, </li></ul><ul><li>Pune 411 036, </li></ul><ul><li>Maharastra India </li></ul>
    45. 45. 05. <ul><li>On the Personality Cult and its Consequences was a speech made on February 25, 1956 whose actual text was printed only in 1989. </li></ul><ul><li>In April 2007, the British newspaper The Guardian included the speech in their series on &quot;Great Speeches of the 20th Century. </li></ul><ul><li>Who delivered the speech and who was the subject of it? </li></ul>
    46. 46. <ul><li>06. Connect – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sunset at Blandings’, by P G Wodehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ The Pale King’, by David Foster Wallace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ The Original of Laura’, by V Nabokov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Answered Prayers’, by Truman Capote </li></ul></ul>
    47. 47. <ul><li>If you are in Stuttgart and you are a ___ aficionado, you are likely to visit these places. Identify both . </li></ul>
    48. 48. 08. <ul><li>Headquartered in Luxembourg, X was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennstrom from Sweden and Janus Friis from Denmark. It soon became well-known for its web-based communication services and user-friendly interface . In May this year, X was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion. Name X. </li></ul>
    49. 49. 09 . <ul><li>The shortest correspondence in history is said to have been between French writer Victor Hugo and his publisher Hurst & Blackett in 1862. </li></ul><ul><li>• Hugo was on vacation when Les Miserables (which is over 1200 pages) was published. </li></ul><ul><li>• How did this correspondence go ? </li></ul>
    50. 50. 10. <ul><li>The official bird of Western Australia lends its name to the title of a 2007 book, written by a Wharton MBA who reportedly made 97% of his life's earnings on a single day in 1987. Name both book and author. </li></ul>
    51. 51. 11 . <ul><li>The two visuals show Prince George (died 1904) and his mother Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (died 1889). The titles they held became extinct after their deaths, but were recreated later. Which titles? Who owns them now? </li></ul>
    52. 52. 12. <ul><li>Life of X: 1957 to 30 th June 2011 . </li></ul><ul><li>Missed most by the Jain Community, for whom X was more precious than any of the others similar to X. They used to have bags full of X for all religious occasions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cause of death: Rising cost of steel … </li></ul><ul><li>X? </li></ul>
    53. 53. 13 . <ul><li>Which 20th century icon is credited with popularizing the fashion accessory below: </li></ul><ul><li>The pillbox hat? </li></ul>
    54. 54. <ul><li>In the old royal navy of the 1700s and 1800s, sailors who wanted to fight with each other would often take huge iron bars , which were used to hold and melt iron for cannonballs, and use these as weapons to try and hit each other. </li></ul><ul><li>What phrase meaning &quot;enemies&quot; or &quot;adversaries&quot; originated from the name given to these bars? </li></ul>
    55. 55. <ul><li>Dr. Surendra Katekar, a former teacher at the Christian College in Indore , remembers that the supervisor of the college canteen once lent a student a very specific sum of money . </li></ul><ul><li>When the student did not pay him back immediately, the canteen supervisor often asked for the money back. </li></ul><ul><li>How was this immortalised later, once the student left college?. </li></ul>
    56. 56. 16 . <ul><li>This Ramayana character was forcibly made the queen of the elder brother when the elder brother forced the younger brother out. The younger brother later regained her with the help of Lord Rama. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is this female? </li></ul>
    57. 57. 17. Identify this rare breed of cat. It appears to be a hairless cat , but it is not truly so.
    58. 58. 18. What are they trying to hum? Who composed it?
    59. 59. 19 . <ul><li>Which company's logo consists of three tuning forks on a circular disc, which according to the company stands for its employees , customers and the community ? </li></ul>
    60. 60. 20 . <ul><li>Which common prefix seen in restaurant menus , usually applied to describe mildly-flavored, rich, creamy gravies that may also contain nuts and dried fruits, refers to the fact they were originally designed for Royal consumption ? </li></ul>
    61. 61. 21. <ul><li>This gentleman died young in Florida in 1971 while still in his early 50s. He would become (supposedly) the 1st non-musician to get a full page obituary in Rolling Stone. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>[Hint : Check out the timeline] </li></ul>
    62. 62. 22. Identify the man.
    63. 63. 23. She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her husband, endocrinologist David Powell, whom she married in the early 70’s . They have two children and five grandchildren. Who is she and what is her claim to fame ?
    64. 64. 24. <ul><li>Only two people have been awarded the Bharat Ratna AND the Nishaan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian awards in India and Pakistan respectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Name both of them. </li></ul><ul><li>For locals, it&quot;s called the Nishaan-e-Imtiaz. </li></ul>
    65. 65. 25. These 10 entities along with X comprises something. Give me both? Adilabad, ___ X___ , Khammam, Karimnagar,Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy and Warangal.
    66. 66. 26. <ul><li>In 1947 , what began at Callao, Peru and ended in Tuamotu Island which was being funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from US Army? </li></ul>
    67. 67. 27. <ul><li>The challenge to reach the North Pole, the South Pole and all the Seven Summits is known by a name borrowed from sports and games . What term? </li></ul>
    68. 68. 28. <ul><li>X was first granted permission to start operations in India by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board in April ’07 . In exchange, the US Government allowed the import of mangoes from India after a gap of 18 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Mangoes for what? </li></ul>
    69. 69. 29. <ul><li>I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord . My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite ______ of nature Whose words that describe how something came to be? </li></ul>
    70. 70. 30. Give funda and find the other nation. Exclusive list.
    71. 71. THAT’S ALL FOLKS <ul><li>Hope you enjoyed the quiz . </li></ul><ul><li>We thank our sponsors- US .  </li></ul><ul><li>We also thank Bibi’s of Taaja for being the gracious host .  </li></ul>