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Questions from round 2 of the 2012 ASEAN Quiz Championship held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 18th November 2012

Questions from round 2 of the 2012 ASEAN Quiz Championship held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 18th November 2012

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    • •Team round•Write answer on white board•20 seconds to answer
    • • Abhra Das (Assam, India)•Sebastian Klussmann (Germany)•Geevantha Weerasinghe (Sri Lanka)Compiled and edited byRajiv Rai (Quizician)QuizmasterNigel Jones (Malaysia/UK)
    • 1 Based on a poem of the same name by the Russian Nicolai Necrassov, Korobeiniki is a Russian folklore song whose melody is known worldwide due to which first successful Russian entertainment export to the west?
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    • Tetris
    • 2 The title of which Frederick Forsyth novel comes from a phrase used in Shakespearean play Julius Caesar?
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    •  The Dogs of War
    • 3 Henry Lumsden, Lieutenant with the British army in India, discovered this fabric a 100% cotton tawny- colored fabric dyed with the plant extract derived from the tea leaves. Name the fabric.
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    •  Khaki
    • 4 A Greek heroine, she refused to marry any man unless he could beat her in a foot race. Who was the only female argonaut?
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    •  Atalanta
    • 5 Yersinia pestis (formerly, Pasteurella pestis) discovered by Pasteur in 1894 is considered the deadliest bug ever. What disease does it cause which is transmitted by fleas and rats?
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    •  Bubonic plague
    • 6 Which rum based cocktail get its name after the Tahitian word for The Best?
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    •  Mai Tai
    • 7 Which famous international brand gets its name from the medieval French practice of the king, receiving golden silk flags from the abbot of St. Denis before a war?
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    •  Oriflame
    • 8 In the year 1881, at La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland, an entrepreneur named Achilles Ditesheim hired six watch makers and opened a workshop. He named the company after the Swiss Word for Always in motion. Name the company.
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    •  Movado
    • 9 What special non-hierarchical object did King Arthur receive as a dowry after marrying the beautiful princess Guinevere?
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    •  Round Table
    • 10 Jack Ryan worked in the Pentagon and designed the Hawk and Sparrow missiles. He is however, more remembered for designing a runaway hit. What?
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    •  Barbie dolls
    • 11 Alberto Santos-Dumont, the legendary Brazilian aviator after winning 100,000 Francs as prize in Paris cribbed his heart out to Louis Cartier about wasting time in having to do something. This resulted in Cartier inventing something for him. What?
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    •  Wrist watch. Alberto cribbed about the time wasted in checking the time from the pocket watch. Louis Cartier cracked this problem by creating the first wrist watch.
    • 12 This clichéd phrase was first used to describe Rudolph Valentino. Mae West used the phrase to describe Cary Grant in the movie “She Done Him Wrong” (1933). The popularity of the phrase was cemented by a movie starring Cesar Romero in 1941. What phrase?
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    •  Tall, Dark and Handsome
    • 13 The Abbott of Glastonbury at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries sent the deeds of the manor of Mells to King Henry VIII concealed. The steward carrying the package knew of the contents, extracted it and ended up owning the manor. How is this event immortalized?
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    •  The nursery rhyme “Little Jack Horner.”
    • 14 Originally known as the Chinese gooseberry, the fruit was renamed for marketing reasons in the mid-20th century, first to melonette, and then to ___ fruit. Which fruit?
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    •  Kiwifruit (Called yang táo in China)was introduced to New Zealand by Isabel Fraser. People in New Zealand thought it had a gooseberry flavour and began to call it the Chinese gooseberry.
    • 15 After the murder of the captain of a ship Heartsease by Eskimos in 1612, a practice was born, which is followed even today almost all over. What practice are we talking about?
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    •  Flying the flag at half-mast as a mark of respect to the deceased.
    • 16 According to German legend, this flower takes its name from the last words of a knight, who was drowned while trying to pick some from the riverside for his ladies. Name the flower.
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    •  Forget-me-not
    • 17 This popular health drink was first launched in Australia over 60 years ago, and named after the Roman athlete, a champion at the ancient Pythian Games. Name it.
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    •  Milo
    • 18 Cleopatra wore it and so did Catherine the Great. This gemstone was named after the Greek word for Not to be drunk. Name it?
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    •  Amethyst
    • 19 What well known quote from Chinese mythology means Hiding Your Strength from others?
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    •  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    • 20 The launch of Concorde on December 11, 1967 was delayed due to a difference of opinion between the French and the British sides on what particular issue?
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    •  The spelling of Concorde. The French wanted an e at the end of the name Concorde
    • 21 What term integral to the Internet, did Ted Nelson coin in his book Literary Machines?
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    •  Hypertext
    • 22 Anna Jarvis decided to launch a campaign to celebrate this day. The first of its kind was held in West Virginia in 1908, and it was celebrated with a religious service. The second Sunday in May is the designated day to celebrate what?
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    •  Mothers Day
    • 23 What term, derived from the Latin term meaning He has pledged describes a written statement of evidence?
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    •  Affidavit
    • 24 Name this bacterial disease that takes its name from the title of a poem, published in 1530 by Hieronymus Fracastorius, a physician, astronomer and poet of Verona.
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    •  Syphilis
    • 25 How did Armalcolite, a mineral from the moon get its name?
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    •  Named after Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin & Michael Collins
    • 26 The Chinese call it a "little mouse", Danes and Swedes an "elephants trunk", Germans a "spider monkey", Italians a "snail", Israelis pronounce it "strudels" and the Czechs say "roll mops". What is it?
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    •  The @ sign
    • 27 What was invented by James Ritty to prevent his barman from stealing money from the counter?
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    •  The Cash Register
    • 28 Which expression also used to describe the fluctuations in stock markets around the world owes its origin to the Soccer World Cup held in Mexico, 1986 ?.
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    •  Mexican Wave
    • 29 Japan hosted the first Olympic Games in Asia on October 1, 1964. What iconic form of transportation did they introduce to coincide with the launch of the event?
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    •  The Bullet train
    • 30 Huey, Dewey and Louie are the nephews of Donald Duck. What are the names of the nieces of Daisy Duck?
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    •  April, May and June.
    • 31 In 1949, Alec Pompaz, a scout for the New York Giants baseball team recommended that the team sign this 23-year old pitcher. The team refused and this young man went on to become famous in the world of politics. Who?
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    •  Fidel Castro
    • 32 The word first appeared around 1930 and was the name for rubber eraser. The word ____ as used by A J Hackett, is said to be "Kiwi slang for Elastic Strap. What?
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    •  Bungee as in Bungee jumping
    • 33 Logo of this sporting event consists of three elements in red, blue and green—the three colours that are most widely represented in national flags around the world. The motto is “the Spirit in Motion”. The name of this sporting event derives from the Greek word for “beside" or "alongside”. Which sporting event?
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    •  The Paralympic Games
    • 34 This game was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years ago. The name of the game comes from the Malay and Thai word for "kick" and "ball". Which game?
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    •  Sepak Takraw
    • 35 On January 9, 2006 when Australia and South Africa met in the first international twenty20 match to be played in Australia, what was the strange about the uniforms of the teams?
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    •  Each players nickname appeared on the back of his uniform rather than his name/surname.
    • 36 Which modern day sporting title was first conferred by Tsar Nicholas II on the five great players who participated in a competition in St. Petersburg in 1914?
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    •  Grandmaster (in Chess)
    • 37 This game originally called Mokshapat (in Sanskrit) was created by the 13th century Indian poet saint Gyandev. Which game?
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    •  Snakes and Ladders
    • 38 This expression derives from the world of horse racing. When a jockeys win is totally assured, he relaxes his grip on the reins when nearing the finish line. Which expression?
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    •  To win hands down (or hands-down victory).
    • 39 The United States Navy Fighter Weapons School was established in March 1969 at NAS Miramar, California after a United States Navy report recommended that a graduate-level school be established to train Fleet fighter pilots in air combat tactics to counter the relatively poor air combat performance of Navy aircrews over Vietnam. By what other name do we know this school better?
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    •  Top Gun
    • 40 In 1686 king Louis XIV of France had a terrible operation, he was sliced open without anesthetics but he endured it bravely. A group of French nuns at the cloister of Saint Cyr celebrated this by writing a song “Dieu sauvez le roi.” A traveler from another country heard the tune, copied it and translated it. What did the song become?
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    •  God save the King
    • 41 This battle was fought on June 4, 1859 during the Austro-Sardinian War, resulting in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III against the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai. The Sardinians regard this as a great victory, which later paved the way for Italian unification under Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel. How has this battle been immortalized?
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    •  This was the Battle of Magenta (after which the colour takes its name).
    • 42 Captain Ridley’s shooting party commanded by Alistair Denniston arrived at a housing site owned by property developer Captain Hubert Faulkner in August 1939. The site was originally owned by a wealthy London financier Sir Herbert Samuel Leon. What happened here in the next couple of years proved to be a game changer. Which place?
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    •  Bletchley Park-The Enigma Coding Machine was cracked here during World War II.
    • 43 This started in medieval France, when a king would hug a new knight, placing both his arms around the knights neck. This tradition carries forward in the French military custom of kissing both cheeks of a man on whom they confer an award. In England, this took the form of a king tapping each shoulder of a knight with his sword. Which English word from the French for “To Neck” describes this practice?
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    •  Accolade  Ad = to + Colla = neck
    • 44 The BOAC flight between London and Johannesburg, in May 1952 introduced not only an important technology, but also a phrase to the English language (based on this technology). What phrase?
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    •  Jet Set
    • 45 On the 5th of March 1960, the Belgian arms transport "La Coubre" exploded in Havana harbour, killing 136 people. A memorial service was held and among the prominent guests were Simone de Beauvoir and Jean- Paul Sartre. But something much more famous happened at that memorial service which has been reproduced millions of times ever since. What?
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    •  Famous photograph of Che Guevara was taken here by Alberto Korda.
    • 46 This metaphoric expression originally alluded to an unknown, was so used in a novel by Benjamin Disraeli (The Young Duke, 1831). The expression was soon applied to political candidates among the first of who was James Knox Polk. He won the 1844 Democratic presidential nomination over Martin Van Buren on the eighth ballot and went on to win the election. What term?
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    •  Dark Horse
    • 47 Which medical word in Latin literally means "straightening a deformation in children" It actually started because the correction of curvature of the spine in children was the main concern of medical practitioner at that time. Which word?
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    •  Orthopedics
    • 48 This concept was first discovered in 1870 by John Tyndall an English physicist, the first practical use of it occurred in 1955 when an Indian scientist Narinder. S. Kapany incorporated this in an endoscope, an optical instrument used by doctors for medical experimentation inside the human body. What?
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    •  Optical Fibre
    • 49 This was used as an identifying symbol among Belgian freedom fighters. It was introduced in UK by a Belgian refugee Victor de Laveleye on the BBC during a broadcast and later popularized by Winston Churchill. What?
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    •  V for Victory sign
    • 50 Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, had a decisive role to play in the royal politics of his day. He initially supported the Lancastrian Edward IV and later the Yorkist Henry VI. As a result, he was known by a particular sobriquet, which is also used in modern politics. What?
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    •  Both his candidates eventually became kings – as a result he was known as Kingmaker.