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Finals of a quiz by J. Ramanand at the BCQC Pune called "Questionable Intelligence" (16 Mar 2014) [includes answers]. ...

Finals of a quiz by J. Ramanand at the BCQC Pune called "Questionable Intelligence" (16 Mar 2014) [includes answers].

Also includes some questions from the General quiz at Antaragni, IIT Kanpur, 2013

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    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Questionable Intelligence The March Open Quiz Finals 16th March 2014 J. Ramanand
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Prizes by
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com 1: Quips (3) 2: Questions (10) 3: Queries (8) 4: Qonnect (1) 5: Quests (10) 6: Quandaries (8) 7: Quiescence (7)
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Quips 3 questions Written +5/0 Identify things depicted in पुणेरी cultural iconographic style* *artist refuses to be identified
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Though frequently ruled illegal, these hoardings are popular among local politicians whose supporters leave no stone, font, or gawdy colour untouched in their effort to show their loyalty on the said politician’s birthday/victory/routine bowel movement. In the next slide, identify the 1911 achievement by the person at the left.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com 14 Dec 1911 दादा… हार्दिक शुभेच्छा
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com “Puneri Patya” or “Pune Boards” are irreverent, sarcastic, and attention-grabbing announcements made to the public. These are made to stick and hurt. In the next slide, identify a sport with a rule that seems out of place with its macho ethos.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Please come with one handkerchief in your singlet. Do not spill any blood on the floor. We are not the Red Cross.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com “Hou de kharcha” or “Let there be expenditure” is a Marathi internet meme that celebrates the victory of desire over good sense, of credit over debit, of attitude over certitude. A rhyming ‘punch line’ is usually part of the arrangement. In the next slide, identify the entertainment vehicle which sunk a few ships.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com One queen of beauty, one king of booty होउ दे खर्च !
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answers
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answers 1. Roald Amundsen, 1st to the South Pole 2. Wrestling; a “bloodrag” handkerchief must be carried by wrestlers to mop any blood cuts 3. “Roop ki Rani, Choron ka Raja” – such delay. much over budget. so flop. wow.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Questions 10 Qs Infinite Rebounds One-finite Pounce +10/0 A -> H
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com A tale from the 1980s. Also in the fray were: Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil John Hurt and Bhakti Barve If they lost, who won? 1/10 Image: Wikipedia
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Ben Kingsley and Rohini Hattangadi (the casting of Gandhi and Kasturba in Attenborough’s film)
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In 1950, Fred Titmus (later to become an English Test off-spinner) played his first game at Lord’s. Before the match, a announcement was made: “Ladies & Gentlemen, a correction to your scoreboards: for “F.J.Titmus”, read “Titmus, F,J” Why was this announcement made? 2/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer The convention was that for amateur players, initials (and honorifics such as “Mr.”) were applied before the name, while for professionals, they were largely referred to by surname and initials after the name. Titmus was a professional.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com It’s not very difficult to identify and tell apart these two varieties. Usually, this is done by comparing a particular body part. An anecdotal method to identify each, that children often hear of, is that the body part roughly resembles the shape of the geographical entity associated with each variety. What? 3/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer African and Asian/Indian elephants, whose ears are said to resemble Africa and Asia/India respectively. Image: Wikipedia, kimpluscraig.com
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com While it’s not very clear why this is done in an anti-clockwise fashion, popular internet explanations trace its roots to the following fact(oid)s: • Objects in the universe orbit anti-clockwise • Blood circulates anti-clockwise • Electrons circulate around the nucleus anti-clockwise • Planets revolve around the sun anti-clockwise • Earth’s rotation around its axis is anti-clockwise What? 4/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Why Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba in an anti-clockwise manner
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Some examples of people taking (or not taking) advantage of an exclusive rule: Benjamin Disraeli: brandy with water Gladstone: Sherry and beaten egg Stafford Cripps: water James Callaghan: tonic water Geoffrey Howe: gin and tonic Gordon Brown: Highland spring water What rule? 5/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Alcohol is not officially allowed in the chamber of the House of Commons in Britain, except for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Budget Day.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This “reform” committee headed by Meghnad Saha was set up in 1952. In a preface to its report (1955), Jawaharlal Nehru wrote: “They represent past political divisions in the country. Now that we have attained Independence, it is obviously desirable that there should be a certain uniformity […] and this should be done on a scientific approach to this problem.” What was the committee’s main recommendation? 6/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Choosing the Saka calendar as the unified national calendar
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Users of these devices, which have caught on in the last couple of years, are called ‘vapers’. Manufacturers are willing to customize them, leading to a niche segment of enthusiasts. What are these devices? (L-R: made from a Atari joystick, the MoFaux, steampunk version, skull-tipped) 7/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer e-cigarettes (these kinds are called ‘personal vaporisers’)
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Known by his initials, “D.A” got into politics after the death of his elder brother “D.M”. D.M wore a brown (uttariya-like) shawl to symbolize the millet crop “kurakkan” (most of us know this as “ragi”). D.A. also adopted it, as have his four sons, who have also joined politics. What is their surname? 8/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Rajapaksa D.A. is Don Alwin His sons are Chamal, Mahinda, Basil, and Gotabaya
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Carlo’s family was a great mix of art and engineering. His father Giovanni was an architect and sculptor. Carlo was acclaimed for furniture designs. He wanted his sons Rembrandt to become an engineer and the other son to become an artist (the exact opposite happened). Rembrandt became famous for his animal sculptures (seen on the right). Some of his work was used by his more famous brother. Who? Image: Wikipedia, Christies 9/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Ettore Bugatti, creator of the Bugatti automobiles. The elephant design was used for the Bugatti Royale. Image: Wikipedia
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This shade of colour is named after him because, in the 1940s, he observed that ships with this colour seemed to be less obviously seen during twilight hours. (Later experiments showed this to be incorrect, and if anything, the colours could make things more obvious) Who? 10/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Lord Louis Mountbatten (Mountbatten Pink)
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Queries & Quandaries 16 Qs Written Attempt: 15/-5 Direct & Pass: 10/0 School quiz-style Passing (starting from direct) Pick 1 from 16 topics Team last in passing picks for direct
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In April 2013, Guan Tianlang, a 14 year old Chinese golfing prodigy became the youngest player at the Augusta Masters. During the competition, he also became the first-ever player in Masters history to be penalized (one stroke) for something (this decision was widely criticized). It was put down to inexperience, as it could not be put down to age. What for?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Slow play – taking too long to play a stroke.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Hans Redl played for the Austrian Davis Cup team in 1937, and then Germany until 1939. He served with distinction during WWII. Despite suffering injuries, he returned to play for Austria from 1948 till 1955. What change was made to the rules of tennis on his account after his return? Images: shootingparrots.co.uk TENNIS
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer He lost his left arm and could only serve by placing the ball on the racquet before tossing it in the air. This would violate the “don’t hit the ball twice” rule, which was modified to allow this form of service.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com E.W.Barton-Wright studied various arts in the Orient, which he combined into his own style in the 1890s. This was illustrated in magazine articles. This received an unexpected boost in popularity thanks to a passing mention elsewhere. The cover of a recent compilation of these articles with a more catchy title is seen on the next slide. Fill in the blanks.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Image: IvyPress
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Bartitsu was a mash- up of many arts such as Jujitsu and Fencing. In “The Empty House”, Holmes says he used “Baritsu” to defeat Moriarty.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com The Ganjifa is a game involving playing cards. It was popular in parts of India including Maharashtra. It consists of round playing cards with elaborate paintings: suits and different grades of cards as in other playing card sets. The Mughal variant was quite popular, with 96 cards (8 suits). A Hindu version (with 120 cards) emerged, especially associated with the town of Savantwadi in Maharashtra. What was depicted on these cards?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Dashavataram figures Image: dollsofindia.com
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This is Vogue’s 2013 September issue, devoted to the future of fashion. This resulted in some online commentators being critical of a company’s tie-up with Vogue to make what fashionable?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Google Glass. It prominently features Google Glass as a fashion accessory
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com The Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is particularly known for being the best example of something in it named after a nightingale. Hear the sound, and explain what is going on, and why this is so created. [Audio removed]
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Nightingale Floors, which squeak by design when someone walks on them. Serves as a warning when someone approaches the inner chambers.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Del Kathryn Barton won Australia’s highest art award, the Archibald Prize, in 2013. This features a portrait of a 1981 graduate from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. One of his first notable performances was in 1984, when he enacted the role of arguably one of Australia’s greatest villains. Who, and what role? Image: Australian.com.au
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Hugo Weaving, who played the role of English Test captain Douglas Jardine in “Bodyline”. The artwork is called “Hugo”. Image: trumpercricket.blogspot.com
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Some apartment buildings in the USA boast of having some of the slowest elevators in the world. That has resulted in some people hacking them to make them more efficient. (video removed) Why are these elevators so slow?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Sabbath elevators for observant Jews whose faith prevents them from operating electric devices. These stop at all floors, making them very slow. Hacks like these let people who’ve missed the regular elevators to mess with the Sabbath elevators.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com A well-worn story, especially told during the days of the Soviet Union, was that Karl Marx, supposedly an admirer of this person, offered to dedicate a volume of Das Kapital to him. This person politely refused, the story goes, to respect his wife’s Christian views. (In reality, no such offer was made, though there was correspondence between these two.) Who?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Charles Darwin
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Upon his death, Osama bin Laden was buried at sea: - to ensure that his final resting place did not become a memorial of sorts - it would be hard to find a US-friendly nation to accept the remains This mirrors another incident in 1962, when the remains of a person were scattered in the Mediterranean because the country where he died did not want him, and did not want a memorial to come up. Which person?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who was captured and executed by Israel. Image: Wikipedia
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com The Reserve Bank of India has been trying to increase the life of rupee notes in India. Among their many directives have been to discourage banks and people from stapling notes, scribbling on them etc. They admitted that a specific directive (issued in 2008 and reiterated later) had been a failure, and that this was a problem specific to one major region. What?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Practice of putting notes in garlands during weddings and other functions in North India
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In every Swedish election, a small, yet significant number of people vote for Kalle Anka as a protest against available options. Though not officially affiliated to Kalle Anka, the Kalle Anka Party has been around for the last decade, as a kind of protest joke. Kalle Anka is a popular icon in Scandinavia, and his show on Christmas Eve is a national tradition. How do we better know him?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Donald Duck
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This is a still from “Major Chandrakanth”, a 1966 Tamil film by K.Balachander. The man in the middle, the actor Sunderrajan who played the title role, is even today called ‘Major’ Sunderrajan. The actor on the left is A.V.M.Rajan, who plays the Major’s son and a negative character. How was his character’s name reused a few years later?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer The actor Shivaji Rao was given the name “Rajinikanth” by K.Balachander from this character’s name.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Satyajit Ray’s film “Shatranj ke Khilari” has an animation scene in its opening minutes that summarises the situation of Awadh in 1856 (images on the next slide). Ram Mohan, the animator, says: “The animated scenes were essentially political cartoons and Ray was very clear about how he wanted these visualized. He suggested the _____ _____ style for the character designs and the limited, staccato movement of the cut-out animation inserts one saw in ___ ____ shows”. a. The style: a form of artistic style b. An entertainment show What were the inspirations?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer a. Company Drawing b. Monty Python
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Connect Images: voxpopvanguard.wordpress.com, mymusicmoviesandmutterings.blogspot.com, the hitchcockproject.wordpress.com
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Joseph Conrad books “Nostromo” – the spaceship in Alien “Lord Jim” – Amitabh’s character and narrative arc in Kala Patthar resembles “Lord Jim” “The Secret Agent” – Sabotage is based on it
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com "____ of Benares" is a documentary made in 2002 by Nasreen Munni Kabir, a noted author and film-maker on subjects of Indian film and culture. But for many years. the documentary could not find a distributor in India and hence was never released. In 2010-11, she was working on another biography and mentioned this movie to the subject of that biography. Being a great admirer of the first, the second person put in a word with Sony and the film got released in 2011 in India. Who are these two people?
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Bismillah Khan, A.R.Rahman
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Qonnect 4 slides Non-exhaustive set Written +25/00 +20/-5 +15/-5 +10/00
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com +25/00 1/4
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com +20/-5 2/4
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com +15/-5 3/4
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com +10/00 4/4
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Types of diplomacy Sauna, Dollar, Gunboat Cricket, Ping-Pong, Shuttle Panda, Track-II, Guerilla, Cheque Book Tin Cup, Summit, Cowboy
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Quests 10 Qs Infinite Rebounds One-finite Pounce +10/0 H -> A
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com The story goes that Adrian, a writer, had never even solved a crossword, but he became the first to set crosswords for The Times. He became a pioneer of the cryptic crossword style. His son became a reporter and an MP. Most of us have probably read his daughter’s works, who clearly inherited her father’s talents. Who is this daughter? 1/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Anthea Bell, who along with Derek Hockridge, translated books like Asterix into English.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In 1915, the Antrobus family of Cheshire auctioned an estate in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. “On a whim”, Sir Cecil Chubb bought it for his wife for about 6600 pounds. She didn’t care much for it. In 1918, he gave it to the United Kingdom with a few conditions. What? 2/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Stonehenge Image: Wikipedia
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com “The Living Room Sessions Part 1” by Pt. Ravi Shankar won a Grammy for World Music. This has the maestro playing 4 ragas: 3 of them are Malgunji, Khamaj, and Kedara. The 4th was created in tribute to a friend and occasional musician. Who? 6/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Raag Satyajit, for Satyajit Ray
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In 2000, the director of “Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar” was publicly humiliated by Shiv Sainiks in Mumbai after an alleged insult to Shivaji. How was this incident used in a visual sense for an acclaimed 2013 film? 8/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Poster of “Shahid” which shows the protagonist’s face blackened. The director of both these films is Hansal Mehta.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com The first meeting was held from 1st Aug-8th Aug 1907 The location was Brownsea Island, off the south of England. Such a relatively remote place was chosen to keep the press away, as the organizer was a famous person. There were 20 participants The organiser’s aim was to test a few experiments, which would form the basis of a book in 1908 It began with a hoot from a “kudu” horn (made from an antelope’s antlers), owned by the organizer. What was this the first of? 4/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Boy Scout camp (it was organized by Robert Baden-Powell)
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Joe Arpaio is a sheriff in Arizona and calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. He is controversial for many of his jail policies, such as: Serving only food collected as surplus from other places Banning possession of magazines such as Playboy Moving men to tents in an open yard during summers He is perhaps best known for creating an unusual version of handcuffs and underwear for jail inmates, which he also sells as memorabilia at fund-raisers. What is this version? 5/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer He makes prisoners wear pink handcuffs and pink underwear.
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian denomination, have had legal trouble in many countries when laws or customs collide with their beliefs. In India, three children were expelled from a Kerala school for refusing to do something. The case eventually found its way to the Supreme Court, which ruled the children’s fundamental rights had been violated, and directed their re-admission. What did they refuse to do? 7/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Sing the national anthem
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This is the Coat of Arms of an organization. The motto “Nullius in Verba” literally translates from Latin as “In no words” (or “nothing in words”). Which organization, and how does this group want the motto to be interpreted? 3/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer The Royal Society, a British scientific organization. The motto is used in the sense of “don’t take anyone’s word for it”, implying verification of facts without deferring to authority. Image: Royal Society’s website
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Though the following were blamed The Devil Steam from trains The electric telegraph Guano-based fertilizers the real culprit was an organism called ‘Phytophthora infestans’ What event? 9/10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer Irish Potato Famine
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Each pair denotes the first and last location in a category. These are the 4 most prominent categories. What? 10/ 10
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer First and last match venues of Sachin Tendulkar in various forms of cricket Tests: Karachi, Mumbai ODIs: Gujranwala, Dhaka T20s: only 1 match at Johannesburg Domestic First Class: Bombay, Lahli
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Quiescence 7 Qs Written +10/-5
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In recent times, the fourth day after Thanksgiving in the USA is the biggest online shopping day in that country. What is the two- word marketing phrase for it? 1/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Identify the book (poster is from the film adaptation) 2/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com This is a Sri Lankan remake of which film? 3/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com A detective series – who is the detective? 4/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com What fashion concept are both these cartoons referring to? 5/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com In 1992, on which show did Sinead O’Connor controversially tear up a photo of the then Pope? 6/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Appearing once a week, what phrase was used to describe comic strips such as these: 7/7
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Answer 1. Cyber Monday 2. Tuesdays with Morrie 3. A Wednesday 4. Thursday Next 5. Casual Friday 6. Saturday Night Live 7. Sunday comics/strips/funnies
    • questionable intelligence . BCQC. 2014 . ramanand@gmail.com Finals End I quiz-blog at Infinite Zounds J. Ramanand