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Infinite Zounds IZ 121: Set III (VIZuals, Connections, Awards & Obits)

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  • 1. Infinite ZoundsIZ 121 a selection of questions from 2010 and 2011 J. RamanandSet III: Mixed (vIZuals, Connections, Awards) and Obits
  • 2. CopyrightInfinite Zounds : IZ 121 by J Ramanand is licensed under a CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Authors NoteIn essence, this license allows you to reuse the contents of this book only innon-commercial settings, expects you to provide credits to me if you use orderive from these questions, and allows you to redistribute your derivationsunder the same terms.So if you want to use these questions, go ahead. The only request is that youprovide adequate credit to this author wherever and whenever you usethese questions in the form you found them here.Dhanyavaad.
  • 3. Mixed(vIZuals,Connections,Awards)
  • 4. Solve this VisualAnagram to get thispersons nameImage: CNN-IBN VIZUALS
  • 5. MIXED
  • 6. A “Rangoli” is the theme for this newurban logo, introduced in 2011.For what? VIZUALS
  • 7. A “Rangoli” is the theme for this new urban logo, introduced in 2011. For what? VIZUALS“Namma Metro”, Bangalores Metro service
  • 8. BOOKSImage: The Hindu
  • 9. BOOKS R.K.Laxman
  • 10. BOOKS
  • 11. BOOKS
  • 12. Connect these clues for some English terms. Who is common to these words?●Someone in London who sits in a black car and has "The Knowledge"●A police department found in many countries that the English once ruled●Someone who stays in your house with you but pays for it●What the Indians called the Cellular Jail in Port Blair●A type of textbook that is especially useful just before exams.●The man that Tribhovandas Zaveri and their likes most fear●What you ask for when the police come to arrest you●What Leela Samson does when she is not dancing●The Americans address Dr. Manmohan Singh this way●What the CBI has been busy filing in 2011 CONNECT
  • 13. Connect these clues for some English terms. Who is common to these words?●Someone in London who sits in a black car and has "The Knowledge"●A police department found in many countries that the English once ruled●Someone who stays in your house with you but pays for it●What the Indians called the Cellular Jail in Port Blair●A type of textbook that is especially useful just before exams.●The man that Tribhovandas Zaveri and their likes most fear●What you ask for when the police come to arrest you●What Leela Samson does when she is not dancing●The Americans address Dr. Manmohan Singh this way●What the CBI has been busy filing in 2011 CONNECTDev Anand; these clues give you titles to many Dev Anand films. Inorder:Taxi Driver, CID, Paying Guest, Kalapaani, Guide, Jewel Thief, Warrant,Censor, Mr. Prime Minister, and Chargesheet (his last).
  • 14. Solve each clue to get a set of items in a specific context. This set began in 1981and ended in July May 2011. What set?1. The capital of the American state of South Carolina. (Alternatively, the name ofthe federal district which the American capital of Washington is part of.)2. A series of ranking tournaments for professional tennis players that is one levelbelow the ATP World tour.3. A popular TV channel whose logo features the earth and has a slogan called"The world is just awesome".4. A lost continent in legend.5. A word that means "to attempt" or "to take effort in something". CONNECT
  • 15. Solve each clue to get a set of items in a specific context. This set began in 1981and ended in July May 2011. What set?1. The capital of the American state of South Carolina. (Alternatively, the name ofthe federal district which the American capital of Washington is part of.)2. A series of ranking tournaments for professional tennis players that is one levelbelow the ATP World tour.3. A popular TV channel whose logo features the earth and has a slogan called"The world is just awesome".4. A lost continent in legend.5. A word that means "to attempt" or "to take effort in something". CONNECT The American Space Shuttle program which concluded in 2011. The individual elements are: Columbia Challenger Discovery Atlantis Endeavour
  • 16. How does this list connect to the pomaceous fruit of the Malus domestica tree?7. Panthera leo6. Uncia uncia5. Panthera pardus4. Panthera tigris3. Panthera onca2. Puma concolor1. Acinonyx jubatus CONNECT
  • 17. How does this list connect to the pomaceous fruit of the Malus domestica tree?7. Panthera leo6. Uncia uncia5. Panthera pardus4. Panthera tigris3. Panthera onca2. Puma concolor1. Acinonyx jubatus CONNECT The fruit is an apple. Apples Mac OS X versions are named after wild cats: Lion (the latest), Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, Puma, and Cheetah.
  • 18. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark books publication, TheUniversity of Alabama School of Law and the American Bar Association Journalhave instituted a prize for Legal Fiction. According to the official website, "thePrize will be given annually to the published book-length work of fiction that bestexemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change".Fittingly, John Grishams book "The Confession" won the inaugural prize in 2011.The Prize is named after the author of the landmark book. Who? AWARDS
  • 19. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark books publication, TheUniversity of Alabama School of Law and the American Bar Association Journalhave instituted a prize for Legal Fiction. According to the official website, "thePrize will be given annually to the published book-length work of fiction that bestexemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change".Fittingly, John Grishams book "The Confession" won the inaugural prize in 2011.The Prize is named after the author of the landmark book. Who? AWARDSHarper Lee, who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird".
  • 20. The Webbies are an annual set of awards in various categories related tothe Internet. The organizers announced the 2012 Webby SpecialAchievement Awards (as part of the 15th annual Webby Awards) which hascategories such as Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and so on.The choice of Webby Person of the Year in 2011 is rather unusual and issomewhat similar to the choice of the TIME Man of the Year for 1982. Whohas been chosen? AWARDS
  • 21. The Webbies are an annual set of awards in various categories related to the Internet. The organizers announced the 2012 Webby Special Achievement Awards (as part of the 15th annual Webby Awards) which has categories such as Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and so on. The choice of Webby Person of the Year in 2011 is rather unusual and is somewhat similar to the choice of the TIME Man of the Year for 1982. Who has been chosen? AWARDS"Watson", the IBM question-answering system which won "Jeopardy!" in2012. The 1982 TIME Man of the Year was "The Computer".
  • 22. She was nominated five times for the Booker prize, but not even once did shewin. Thus she came to be known as the "Booker Bridesmaid", even to her face.Her book "The Girl in the Polka-Dot Dress", to be released in 2011, will not beconsidered for that years Man Booker Prize, because alas she is no more andthe Booker does not consider posthumous nominations.In her honour, the organisers of the prize have instituted a special "Best of "award. An online poll will be held to select a winner among her five earliernominated novels (The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974),An Awfully Big Adventure (1990), Every Man for Himself (1996) and MasterGeorge (1998)).Who is this author? AWARDS
  • 23. She was nominated five times for the Booker prize, but not even once did shewin. Thus she came to be known as the "Booker Bridesmaid", even to her face.Her book "The Girl in the Polka-Dot Dress", to be released in 2011, will not beconsidered for that years Man Booker Prize, because alas she is no more andthe Booker does not consider posthumous nominations.In her honour, the organisers of the prize have instituted a special "Best of "award. An online poll will be held to select a winner among her five earliernominated novels (The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974),An Awfully Big Adventure (1990), Every Man for Himself (1996) and MasterGeorge (1998)).Who is this author? AWARDSBeryl Bainbridge
  • 24. The last time this happened was in 1936 when the German journalist Carlvon Ossietzky was not allowed to leave Germany. The other occasions whenthis almost happened were:in 1975 (with Andrei Sakharov of USSR),in 1983 (Lech Walesa of Poland), andin 1991 (Aung San Suu Kyi).It happened again in 2010. What? AWARDS
  • 25. The last time this happened was in 1936 when the German journalist Carl von Ossietzky was not allowed to leave Germany. The other occasions when this almost happened were: in 1975 (with Andrei Sakharov of USSR), in 1983 (Lech Walesa of Poland), and in 1991 (Aung San Suu Kyi). It happened again in 2010. What? AWARDSThat no one turns up to accept the Nobel Prize for Peace. In 1975 and1983, the respective wives of the winners went, while Aung San Suu Kyisson accepted it on her behalf. Both (2010 laureate) Liu Xiaobo and hiswife were under restrictions and couldnt receive it.
  • 26. Obituaries
  • 27. One of his two residences was in Pietermaritzburg, andcalled “Straw Hat Farm”, probably because it was a trademarkaccessory.Who?  OBITS
  • 28. One of his two residences was in Pietermaritzburg, andcalled “Straw Hat Farm”, probably because it was a trademarkaccessory.Who?  OBITSPeter Roebuck, the former cricketer andcricket writer, who died in 2011. He wasknown for his big, straw hats.
  • 29. The "Dr." attached to his name was an academic one: he studied MassCommunication at Columbia University and completed a PhD in the early 50s forhis work on trying to apply mass communication techniques to Indian education.He eventually quit a full-time academic position in India to take up music andmovies. He did dabble in politics, once serving as an independent MLA (in thelate 60s) and once losing a Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate in 2004.Who? OBITS
  • 30. The "Dr." attached to his name was an academic one: he studied MassCommunication at Columbia University and completed a PhD in the early 50s forhis work on trying to apply mass communication techniques to Indian education.He eventually quit a full-time academic position in India to take up music andmovies. He did dabble in politics, once serving as an independent MLA (in thelate 60s) and once losing a Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate in 2004.Who? OBITSDr. Bhupen Hazarika, who died in November 2011.
  • 31. The cover of The Economists edition of Jun 17-23, 2000 (see image) was memorable, not so muchfor the man but for the accompanying caption thatread "Greetings, earthlings", succintly capturingboth a sudden increase in media appearances aswell as the other-worldly absurdity of the man inhis kingdom.When he died, the same newspaper marked theocccasion with an article titled "Farewell,earthlings". Who? Image: The Economist OBITS
  • 32. The cover of The Economists edition of Jun 17-23, 2000 (see image) was memorable, not so muchfor the man but for the accompanying caption thatread "Greetings, earthlings", succintly capturingboth a sudden increase in media appearances aswell as the other-worldly absurdity of the man inhis kingdom.When he died, the same newspaper marked theocccasion with an article titled "Farewell,earthlings". Who? Image: The Economist OBITSKim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator.
  • 33. Jonathan Mak Long is a student of graphic design in Hong Kong. In Augustof 2011, he modified a companys logo after a change in its top management,and posted it on his blog. He posted this again in October the same year, andthis time, the design went viral, with a million-odd hits.What did he modify and why did it become so famous the second timearound? OBITS
  • 34. Jonathan Mak Long is a student of graphic design in Hong Kong. In Augustof 2011, he modified a companys logo after a change in its top management,and posted it on his blog. He posted this again in October the same year, andthis time, the design went viral, with a million-odd hits.What did he modify and why did it become so famous the second timearound? OBITSHe made this from the Apple logo whenSteve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO ("WithJobs gone, Apple is literally missing apiece."). When Jobs died, he re-posted it.Image: Hollywood Reporter; design credit:Jonathan Mak Long
  • 35. Michael Hart passed away in September 2011. The Economist in itsobituary for him, noted that on the night of the American IndependenceDay in 1971, Hart, a student at University of Illinois in Urbana, began typingout the American Declaration of Independence on a computer. He thensent a link to friends saying they could download it for free.Eventually, this voluntary act led to more books being written out, andmore volunteers joining what could now be termed a project.What appropriate name did Hart give to this project? OBITS
  • 36. Michael Hart passed away in September 2011. The Economist in itsobituary for him, noted that on the night of the American IndependenceDay in 1971, Hart, a student at University of Illinois in Urbana, began typingout the American Declaration of Independence on a computer. He thensent a link to friends saying they could download it for free.Eventually, this voluntary act led to more books being written out, andmore volunteers joining what could now be termed a project.What appropriate name did Hart give to this project? OBITSProject Gutenberg which digitises books and provides them for free.Johann Gutenberg, of course, introduced the printing press.
  • 37. 2011 will mark the events first edition after his passing away. Thoughhe was not actively involved in organising it since 2002, he madeappearances almost every year since. The event began in 1953 as a way topay homage to his guru. The organisers have now appended his nameto the event as well.Who and what event? OBITS
  • 38. 2011 will mark the events first edition after his passing away. Though he was not actively involved in organising it since 2002, he made appearances almost every year since. The event began in 1953 as a way to pay homage to his guru. The organisers have now appended his name to the event as well. Who and what event? OBITSPandit Bhimsen Joshi; the event is the the festival in honour of SawaiGandharva, now called "Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav".
  • 39. What first name is common to Shammi Kapoorscharacters in the following four films: "Prince" (1969) "Parvarish" (1977) "Desh Premi" (1982) "Baadal" (1985)(Incidentally, this is also the name of his co-starDilip Kumar in the 1982 film "Vidhaata") OBITS
  • 40. What first name is common to Shammi Kapoors characters in the following four films: "Prince" (1969) "Parvarish" (1977) "Desh Premi" (1982) "Baadal" (1985) (Incidentally, this is also the name of his co-star Dilip Kumar in the 1982 film "Vidhaata") OBITS"Shamsher", which is also Shammi Kapoors first name (his name is"Shamsher Raj Kapoor"). In most of these movies, the full name of thecharacter was Shamsher Singh.
  • 41. In his final years, whose active projects involved thefollowing themes? A history of Indian civilization A history of Arab civilization 100 years of Indian cinema OBITS
  • 42. In his final years, whose active projects involved the following themes? A history of Indian civilization A history of Arab civilization 100 years of Indian cinema OBITSM.F.Hussain.
  • 43. This writer of crime novels was also known for being an expert on the historyof the genre. He reviewed crime fiction for leading newspapers, wrote anddelivered lectures on Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes, and evenpublished books about the top 100 best crime and mystery novels ever.Among his own works, he was best known for having set his most famouscharacter in Mumbai without ever having visited that city. In fact, it took him adecade before he came to India. He passed away in 2011.Who is this author? OBITS
  • 44. This writer of crime novels was also known for being an expert on the historyof the genre. He reviewed crime fiction for leading newspapers, wrote anddelivered lectures on Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes, and evenpublished books about the top 100 best crime and mystery novels ever.Among his own works, he was best known for having set his most famouscharacter in Mumbai without ever having visited that city. In fact, it took him adecade before he came to India. He passed away in 2011.Who is this author? OBITSHRF Keating, well known for his Inspector Ghote stories.
  • 45. His book "Making Movies" opens with an anecdote about Akira Kurosawa.He asked Kurosawa about a certain shot in "Ran" (an adaptation of "KingLear") and why it was framed so. Kurosawa replies that if he had moved thecamera an inch to the left, a Sony factory would be included, and if he movedto the right, the airport would be seen. Both would be out of place in a periodmovie.Which film director, who passed away in 2011, known both for his grasp oftechnique and his understanding of actors, wrote this book? OBITS
  • 46. His book "Making Movies" opens with an anecdote about Akira Kurosawa.He asked Kurosawa about a certain shot in "Ran" (an adaptation of "KingLear") and why it was framed so. Kurosawa replies that if he had moved thecamera an inch to the left, a Sony factory would be included, and if he movedto the right, the airport would be seen. Both would be out of place in a periodmovie.Which film director, who passed away in 2011, known both for his grasp oftechnique and his understanding of actors, wrote this book? OBITSSidney Lumet, the man behind movies such as "12 Angry Men","Network", and "Dog Day Afternoon".
  • 47. This mathematician, who died in Oct 2010, coined a new word in hispublication "Les objets ______, forme, hasard et dimension", which wasapplied to such diverse areas such as the coastline of Britain, thedarkness of the night sky, the structure of lungs, etc.Who is this mathematician, and what word did he invent?(Incidentally, his middle initial is "B", which doesnt stand for anything!) OBITS
  • 48. This mathematician, who died in Oct 2010, coined a new word in his publication "Les objets ______, forme, hasard et dimension", which was applied to such diverse areas such as the coastline of Britain, the darkness of the night sky, the structure of lungs, etc. Who is this mathematician, and what word did he invent? (Incidentally, his middle initial is "B", which doesnt stand for anything!) OBITSBenoit Mandelbrot. The word was "Fractal".
  • 49. Other setsThis ebook has questions from VIZuals, Connections, Awards, andObituaries. The other three sets are:Set I: India, Sports, Science, and TechnologySet II: Books, Entertainment & Media, Language, and EtymologySet IV: Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and CultureAbout the AuthorJ. Ramanand is a quizzer from Pune, India, and was the youngest winner ofBBC Mastermind India programme in 2002. He loves to set and talk aboutquizzes, and helps run the BCQC, Punes quizzing group.