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Pantheon '13 General Quiz Mains

  1. 1. Mains
  2. 2. Infinite Pounce • • • • • • Rules : +10 for direct +10 / -5 for pounce No negatives One attempt allowed if you’re pouncing. Pounce window : 10 seconds.
  3. 3. Question 1 • At around 11 am, on the morning of February 25th 2013, a chai shop owner in Manimajra, Chandigarh, started distributing free chai and samosa to everyone. • Why ?
  4. 4. Answer • That area in Chandigarh had been converted to th Abottabad bazaar in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. As a result, various stall owners had made huge profits. The celebration was a result of ZDT winning an oscar.
  5. 5. Question 2 • Dr. K. A. Hamied was a nationalist and anti-imperialist Indian Scientist, who graduated from Allahabad University and held M.A. and PhD degrees from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was a disciple of Gandhi and strongly believed that India needed to become self-sufficient in supplying medicine to its people. His family raised money to send him to study chemistry in England in 1924. Instead, he changed ships and went to Germany, then the world's leader in chemicals. On a Berlin lake, he met a Lithuanian Jewish socialist, whom he married. They fled as the Nazis rose to power in Germany, came back to Mumbai and founded _____, which is India’s largest pharmaceutical company today. • FITB.
  6. 6. Answer
  7. 7. Question 3 City square • List of largest city squares in the world. • Id X and Y. City Country Area Xinghai Square Dalian China 1,100,000 m² approx. Merdeka Square Jakarta Indonesia Dimensions 1,000,000 m² approx. Praça dos Girassóis (Square of Palmas, Toc Brazil antins the Sunflowers ) 570,000 m² approx. approx. 833–802 m by 718–643 m X ------------- ------------- 440,000 m² 880 m by 500 m Macroplaza Monterrey Mexico 400,000 m² Y ------------ ------------ 306,600 m² approx. 625m diameter
  8. 8. Answer City square City Country Area Dimensions Xinghai Square Dalian China 1,100,000 m² approx. Merdeka Square Jakarta Indonesia 1,000,000 m² approx. Praça dos Girassóis (Square of the Sunflowers) Palmas, Tocanti Brazil ns 570,000 m² approx. approx. 833– 802 m by 718– 643 m X = Tiananmen Square Beijing China 440,000 m² 880 m by 500 m Macroplaza Monterrey Mexico 400,000 m² Y = India Gate Complex New Delhi India 306,600 m² approx. 625m diameter Notes
  9. 9. Question 4 • Droste B.V. is a Dutch chocolate manufacturer which is famous for something called the ‘Droste Effect’, which started thus :• In 1904, an image of a woman in nurse clothes, holding a serving tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box, appeared on Droste products. The image became a household notion and was maintained for decades with slight variations. • What is the Droste effect ?
  10. 10. Answer • An object inside an object inside an object and so on.
  11. 11. Question 5 • X is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley, published in 1818 in London. It is probably Shelley's most famous short poem. The poem is supposedly inspired by a colossal statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II, so much so that it paraphrases the inscription on the base of the statue : "King of Kings am I, X. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works." • X is also the name of a fictional character created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for DC Comics. X is ranked number 29 on Wizard's Top 200 Comic Book Characters list and number 21 on IGN's Top 100 Villains list. Who is X ?
  12. 12. Answer • Ozymandias
  13. 13. Question 6 • _____ was a user and advocate of marijuana. Under the pseudonym "Mr. X", he contributed an essay about smoking cannabis to the 1971 book Marijuana Reconsidered. The essay explained that marijuana use had helped to inspire some of _____'s works and enhance sensual and intellectual experiences. After _____'s death, his friend Lester Grinspoon disclosed this information to _____'s biographer, Keay Davidson. The publishing of the biography, _____ : A Life, in 1999 brought media attention to this aspect of _____'s life. Not long after his death, widow Ann Druyan had gone on to preside over the board of directors of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming cannabis laws. • FITB
  14. 14. Answer • Carl Sagan
  15. 15. Question 7 • Prem Ganpathy, a class 10 passout from Nagalapuram in Tamil Nadu came to Mumbai to follow his dream. He was robbed and left stranded. After doing a couple of low paying jobs, he started his own business, making and selling _____s from a handcart. The business grew and he eventually rented a small place and named it Prem Sagar ____ _____. From here, the business grew by leaps and bounds and today it is a 30-40 crore company. • Id.
  16. 16. Question 8 • According to a popular urban legend, When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, just before he re-entered the lander, he made a very enigmatic remark - "Good luck Mr. Gorsky.“, he said. • People at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. • At a later point of time, Armstrong once explained why he had actually said it. What was the reason ?
  17. 17. Answer • In 1938, Armstrong lived as a young boy in a midwest town, where he had Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky as neighbours. • Once young Armstrong heard Mrs Gorsky shouting at Mr Gorsky. "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”.
  18. 18. Question 9 - Connect
  19. 19. Answer • • • • Animal Farm George Orwell, the author of the book. Pink Floyd’s album Animals was based on it. Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin
  20. 20. Question 10 _____ _____ is an American science fiction/adventure animated television series about a boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures. It was produced by Hannah-Barbara Productions for Screen Gems, and created and designed by comic book artist Doug Wildey. It was highly controversial because it featured much more realistic violence than other Hannah-Barbara cartoons. Its developer aimed to "go beyond cartooning and into animated film-making" for the show's storytelling. It was the first cartoon ever to hint the concept of virtual gaming. The show was remade twice for TV, once in 1986 and then again in 1996 (the one we are familiar with).
  21. 21. Answer
  22. 22. Question 11 • According to a report by the Times of India, the French author Jean-Yves Ferri (who is currently writing a new Asterix and Obelix story) wants to “set a new adventure in oldtime India” where he will introduce a new character in the Asterix universe named ______, inspired by the “most famous Indian.”
  23. 23. Answer • Gandhix
  24. 24. Question 12 • X is a progressive rock band that started in London in 1968. One of the most experimental and diverse bands ever, it has incorporated varying influences and instrumentation during its history including everything from jazz and folk music, classical and experimental music, to psychedelic rock, hard rock and heavy metal, to New Wave, gamelan, electronica and drum and bass. • The band’s lineup has never been constant, and a total of 20 musicians have at some point or the other been a part of it. Despite garnering little radio or music video airplay, the band has a huge following. • One of the most famous quotes about X is : "Everything you've heard about X is true; it is an absolutely terrifying place.” Id X.
  25. 25. Answer
  26. 26. End of Round 1
  27. 27. Minesweeper Round
  28. 28. Word of caution
  29. 29. #1 (+40,-10/ +20,-0) • In what has been often described by cricket pundits and fans as ‘The greatest over in Test history’, a 41 year old X faced a fierce Y, in Bridgetown, 1981. • The first ball was a three-quarter-pace loosener which nevertheless rapped Y on the gloves and dropped just short of the slips. Each succeeding ball after that was quicker and had more swing than the previous one. The second beat Y outside the off stump, and the third cut back and struck him on the inside of his right thigh. The fourth and fifth both hurried Y, but he just about managed to keep them out. • Just when Y thought he had survived, X bowled the final ball, the coup de grace at a fearsome pace, it went through him and sent his off stump cartwheeling almost 20 yards. • Who are X and Y ?
  30. 30. Answer • X – Geoffrey Boycott • Y – Michael Holding
  31. 31. #2 (+60,-20)/(+40,-10)/(+20,-0) • In the season 4 finale of Family Guy, Brian the dog goes to heaven and meets A, B and C. • The conversation that takes place is this : • Brian: (in heaven) Look at me, hanging out with A, B and C. But it does seem like we all ended up here earlier then we should have. A: Well, I finally collapsed under the weight of my own genius, and shot myself. B: I couldn't reconcile my passion with the way people around me were living, so I shot myself. C: I couldn't stand the idea of my music becoming some bland corporate tool, so I shot myself. Brian: Yeah, I... got into the garbage and ate some chocolate. • A is an author, B a painter and C a rock musician. Id each.
  32. 32. Answer • A = Ernest Hemingway • B = Vincent Van Gogh • C = Kurt Cobain
  33. 33. #3 (+60,-20)/(+40,-10)/(+20,-0) • According to Z’s famous poem, after X had defeated Y, taken him back to his kingdom and blinded him, X organized an archery contest. Z told X that Y was so skilled an archer, that he could take aim based only on sound. X disdained to believe this, and agreed to personally give Y the order to shoot at some iron plates which would be struck by a hammer. At this point of time, Z composed a couplet in his native language and sang it to Y, informing him of the position where X was sitting. Y thus shot the arrow and killed X. • X,Y,Z = ?.
  34. 34. Answer • X = Ghori • Y = Prithviraj Chauhan • Z = Chand Bardai
  35. 35. #4 (+60,-20)/(+40,-10)/(+20,-0) • “He said that he had a paramount desire for Y, and although he claimed music was evil he spoke of someday spending vast amounts of money to go to America and try to arrange a meeting with the superstar,” Boof wrote. “ He said he wanted to give Y a mansion that he owned in a suburb of Khartoum. He explained to me that to possess Y he would be willing to break his colour rule and make her one of his wives.” Of course, Y was already married, to Z, but X had a plan to take care of that, too — he would simply have Z rubbed out. “Y’s name was the one that would be mention constantly. How beautiful she was, what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is just brainwashed by American culture and by her husband Z, whom X talked about having killed, as if it were normal to have women’s husbands killed,” Boof revealed.
  36. 36. Answer • X = Osama bin Laden • Y = Whitney Houston • Z = Bobby Brown
  37. 37. End of Round 2
  38. 38. Visual + Audio Round • +10 for each • No negatives • Write down your answers.
  39. 39. Q1
  40. 40. Answer
  41. 41. Q2
  42. 42. Answer • Snickers
  43. 43. Q3 • A rock like this, made up of a large no of individual rocks, gives name to a famous business term where the same thing happens with companies. ID
  44. 44. Answer • Conglomerate
  45. 45. Q4 What ?
  46. 46. Answer
  47. 47. Q5 • Word cloud for which song ?
  48. 48. Answer
  49. 49. Q6 • What is the scientific mistake in the song ?
  50. 50. Answer • A light year is a unit of distance, not of time. • Song – Diamonds and Rust • Artist – Joan Baez
  51. 51. End of Round 3
  52. 52. Long Connect
  53. 53. +100, -60
  54. 54. +90,-55
  55. 55. +80, -50
  56. 56. +70, -45
  57. 57. +60, -40
  58. 58. +50, -30
  59. 59. +40,-20
  60. 60. +30,-10
  61. 61. +20, -0
  62. 62. Answer • International cricket grounds in India. Brabourne, Mumbai Chinaswamy, Bangalore Madhavrao Scindia, Rajkot Gwalior Chidambaram, Chennai Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur Sahara Stadium, Pune Dr D Y Patil, Mumbai Eden Gardens, Kolkata