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  • 1. The BCQC June Open Quiz The Elims
  • 2. Brought to you by The Boat Club Quiz Club , Pune
  • 3. Thanks to
  • 4. Feedback / Reassurance that the quiz does not totally suck Stud-ent Gawd Suraj Menon Ent Gawd Navin Rajaram
  • 5. Rules ~ The Elim has 30 questions ~ Qn nos 13 to 20 (8 questions) are starred questions and will be used to resolve ties ~ If ties are still not resolved that way, we use sudden death ~ If still not resolved, the team with the more fanatical devotion to the Pope wins The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 6. 1 What was established (in part) by Queen Isabella in 1498 and abolished in 1834 by Queen Isabel II ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 7. A The Spanish Inquisition How many of you expected that answer? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 8. 2 During World War II direct wage increases were prohibited. The War Labor Board used various indirect increases / substitutes for actual money to attract and retain labor in this situation. What term did the Labour Board coin to refer to this category of remuneration? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 9. A Fringe Benefits The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 10. 3 The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the Thylacine in 1936. Its large head and neck allow it to generate the strongest bite per unit body mass of any living mammal Name this creature. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 11. A Tasmanian Devil The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 12. 4 In 2004, The Sunday Times paid £300,000 to settle a libel case after the newspaper alleged something. Recently the newspaper sued the original plaintiff and is demanding the return of the £300,000 settlement payment along with interest and legal costs. a Their letter said: "It is clear that the proceedings were baseless and fraudulent. Your representations that (..) were deliberately false.“ Who is the Sunday times suing? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 13. A Lance Armstrong They alleged that he used performance enhancing drugs The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 14. 5 Colón is a province of Panama. This province has traditionally been focused in commerce but also has natural resources that are being developed as tourist attractions. Who is this province named after? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 15. A Christopher Columbus The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 16. 6 If one of these women is Geneva, name the other. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 17. A Helvetia The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 18. 7 The 1953 Chrysler Imperial was the first production car in twelve years to have a particular feature, following tentative experiments by Packard in 1940 and Cadillac in 1941. Walter P. Chrysler had seen to the invention of this feature back in the 1930s for the Chrysler Building, and had ostensibly offered it on cars in 1941-42, and again in 1951-52, but none are known to have been sold in the latter form until the 1953 model year. What feature? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 19. A Air Conditioning The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 20. 8 The 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary cites Punch magazine which wrote that the term was coined in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for "Saturday-night carousers" Instead of England's early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, _________would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Fill up The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 21. A Brunch The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 22. 9 Krishta Purana is a 11,000 stanza* long poem written in Marathi by Fr. T. Steven (possibly the first English settler in India). Whose life is this poem about? *‘strophe’ if you want to get pedantic The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 23. A Jesus Christ The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 24. 10 The guy recently admitted to having attempted suicide last year and almost succeeding. In a documentary for BBC Two called The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, he also speaks of how he attempted suicide after walking out of the West End play Cell Mates in 1995. Name this actor who made his return to the West End stage in November 2012 as Malvolio in Twelfth Night and will feature in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Mayor of Laketown. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 25. A Stephen Fry The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 26. 11 As a former movie critic and lifelong lover of films, I have closely watched the evolution of Hindi cinema. (..) In recent decades, Hindi movies have also emerged as India’s powerful cultural ambassadors all over the globe. When I think of these twin-roles of Indian cinema (and I recognise the role of non-Hindi films also in this), my heart is filled with a sense of gratitude towards all the great artists, singers, music composers, producers, directors and others associated with our film industry. (…) I love film songs, both old and new, especially those with slow and soulful tunes. I have nearly 300 songs stored on my i-pod as well as in my MP3-installed mobile, and listen to them whenever I have some free time. Quote from whose autobiography? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 27. A L.K. Advani The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 28. 12 The fortunes of the Parsee community in India were largely driven by their immensely profitable association with the British. A Parsee, Rustom Manek, was the chief broker of the English factory in Surat in 1660 and in 1664, the British entrusted Kharshedji Pochaji the responsibility for the construction of what? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 29. A Bombay Fort The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 30. 13 ___________[was] thusly named because she came to Toklas and Stein stripped of everything on her dashboard, naked in the way only an open two-seater Ford could be in post-WWI France. ~ The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 31. A Lady Godiva The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 32. 14 Ad for which product? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 33. A Gorilla Glass (No points for saying Corning) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 34. 15 La Main Ouverte is a recurring motif in this person's works. It was a sign of "peace and reconciliation. It is open to give and open to receive." What are we talking about? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 35. A The Open Hand Le Corbusier The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 36. 16 In the Japanese anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, the Three Emperors of Yliaster are individually each named for which famous group of people in the original version (in the dubbed version, they are named differently)? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 37. A The Three Tenors The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 38. 17 This post in the USA has a lifetime term and any person with due credentials can be appointed to this post by the President at any age. There have been only 17 people who have held this post since 1789. This post in India has a retirement age of 65 and the rules state that the seniormost of the available candidates has to be chosen by the President. There have been 39 people who have held this post since 1951. Which post? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 39. A Chief Justice (of the Supreme Court) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 40. 18 Hans Riegel Sr., a candy maker from Bonn, started the Haribo company in 1920. In 1922, he invented a fruit-flavored gum made in the shape of an animal. The success of this led to the invention of which 2 cm long typically gelatin based candy ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 41. A Gummy Bears The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 42. 19 Harry’s bar in Venice is one of the most famous bars in the world. The bar used to stock a drink called the ____________ Martini, which 15 parts gin to 1 part dry vermouth with the funda behind the name being that ___________ liked to have a 15 to 1 ratio of own troops against against enemy troops on the battle field Fill up. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 43. A Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 44. 20 There's just one cybercafe in Pyongyang. Anyone logging on at the cafe would find themselves at a computer that isn't running Windows, but instead Red Star - North Korea's own custom-built operating system, reportedly commissioned by the late Kim Jong-il himself. The computer's calendar does not read 2013, but 102. Why? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 45. A Time is measured from the birth year of Kim-il Sung The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 46. 21 Georgina Geikie is a British sport shooter (who also competed for Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics). She is a descendent of Scottish geologist Sir Archibald Geikie, who travelled the world making maps in the late 19th century making as director general of the Geological Survey These two facts combined have earned her the nickname "Britain's __________". Fill up The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 47. A Lara Croft The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 48. 22 When Asghar Farhadi's movie A Separation beat a movie called Footnote at the Oscars, why did Iran’s state TV give a rare nod of approval towards the western movie industry which is often criticised by Iranian hardliners ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 49. A Footnote was the entry from Israel The Iranian government took this opportunity to harp about an victory for Iran over Israel The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 50. 23 What intrigued me was Derdák Tibor said that he and another _____ leader, Orsós János, had been inspired by the philosophy of social transformation of Dr Ambedkar and his work among the Dalits, and that they were now trying to deploy Ambedkarite ideas in their struggle for equal rights for the _____ community. How and why Ambedkar? Tibor had chanced upon a book on Babasaheb in Paris and a new world opened up. He immediately could see the similarities between the discrimination faced by Dalits in India and _____ in Europe. ~ Pardeep Atri article in Counter Currents in 2009 Which community were Tibor and Janos from? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 51. A Roma The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 52. 24 The term is derived from the fact that, silver coins known as “___X____” were issued in the Saxon kingdoms, 240 of them being minted from a __Y____ of silver, the weight of which was probably about equal to the later troy ___Y___. Hence, large payments came to be reckoned in “Y of X,” a phrase later shortened to “Y X.” Give YX The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 53. A Pounds Sterling The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 54. 25 Herbert Vivian Hordern was a googly bowler and more than capable late middle-order batsman. While a student in Pennsylvania he played in England in 1907, taking 110 wickets in matches not deemed first- class. He also toured Jamaica with them in 1908-09 before returning home to New South Wales. What nickname was he given because of his swarthy complexion? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 55. A ‘Ranji’ Hordern The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 56. 26 Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy visited what describes itself as “the world’s tiniest hill station” often and wanted to make it easier to get there. Hence , this was built between 1901 and 1907 by Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy , financed by his father, Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy at the cost of INR 16 lakh What are we talking about? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 57. A Neral – Matheran Hill Railway The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 58. 27 When Chen Xitong died this year, Zhou Duo, an intellectual based in Beijing wrote: “He egged on Deng Xiaoping to take a hard-line direction at a very critical moment. He, Li Peng and Li Ximing played a very important role in encouraging Deng to take a mistaken course.” What was this ‘critical moment’ ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 59. A Protests in Tiananmen Square Xitong was the mayor of Beijing at the time and apparently convinced Deng Xiao Peng to crush the protest by sending out the army instead of indulging in dialogue The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 60. 28 Who talking about the name he is popularly known by? “I have no idea where it came from or who started it, for it has no meaning in Portugeuse or any other language as far as I know. I hated it so much that I used to get into fights with those who used it. I must have lost most of them for I was _____ to everyone I knew except for my family who call me Dico to this day” The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 61. A Pele The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 62. 29 Who / What is this car inspired by? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 63. A Green Lantern The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 64. 30 This literature professor - Patrick Alexander -wrote a guidebook for a classic work of literature which includes a 600 word summary of all 7 volumes. Patrick writes on his website that this summary has been added to prove that all that is to be said cannot be compressed into 15 seconds “even in the briefest bikini” and reading out this 600 word summary would take at least 3 minutes. Which work of literature? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 65. A In Search of Lost TimeBy Marcel Proust The parts about 15 seconds and brief bikinis are obvious references to the “Summarize Proust Competition” sketch by Monty Python The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 66. Welcome to the finals
  • 67. Rules The final has a total of 60 questions over 4 rounds ~ IR passing (24 Questions) ~ Quick Written Round 1 (6 questions) ~ Quick Written Round 2 (6 questions) ~ IR passing (24 questions) May the most fanatical follower of the Pope win! The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 68. Rules Round 1 - 24 questions - Clockwise passing on Infinite Rebounds - Each correct answer in the passing rounds gets you 10 pts - You have 10 pounces you can use at +10/-5 The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 69. 1 In the Star Trek :The Next Generation novel ‘Doomsday World’, Geordi is introduced to a Gorn bartender who supposedly “knows everything” To test the bartender, Geordi asks him a question to which the bartender responds not with an answer but with a clarification which seemingly convinces Geordi that this claim may actually be true. What was the question and what was the clarification? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 70. A Geordie: "He knows everything, huh? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?" Gorn bartender: "What do you mean? An African or a European swallow?“ The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 71. 2 Who started a business in the 1820s to sell beverages such as tea, coffee and other similar beverages ? His motivation to sell those particular beverages primarily stemmed from his Quaker beliefs as he wanted to sell beverages as an alternative to alcohol. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 72. A John Cadbury Started by selling tea, coffee and then cocoa as alternatives to alcohol The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 73. 3 Connect The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 74. A Nelly Kim Furtado is named after the gymnast Nellie Kim The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 75. 4 ________ computer is a temporary ad-hoc computer cluster running specific software to coordinate the individual computers into one single supercomputer. A ________ computer is distinct from other types of computer clusters in that it is set up and broken down on the same day or during a similar brief amount of time and involves many independent owners of computers coming together at a central physical location to work on a specific problem and/or social event. Fill up. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 76. A Flash Mob Computer The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 77. 5 MOAR STAR TREK! In a final attempt to kill Kirk, Khan activates the Genesis Device. The Enterprise is too damaged to escape the large explosion that the device will trigger. Unnoticed, Spock exits the bridge, while Kirk orders a withdrawal at "best possible speed". On Reliant's bridge, Khan says: "No, Kirk, you can't get away. _____________________" Seconds later he succumbs to his injuries and dies. What appropriate line from literature does the Khan use? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 78. A "From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.“ From Moby Dick The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 79. 6 This company whose name is Indonesian for "salt warehouse” is a major kretek manufacturer. It was founded in 1958 by Surya Wonowidjojo and in 1984, control of the company was passed to his son, Rachman Halim, who subsequently became the richest man in Indonesia. Halim headed the company until his death in 2008. Name this company which produces 864 million units of its product every year. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 80. A Gudang Garam The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 81. 7 London, 27 February, 1861; A letter from Marx to Engels Fill up "The chap is an Egyptian by birth. Schlosser says he has "no soul," probably because he goes to the roots of the material basis for these civil wars. _________ is revealed as the most splendid fellow in the whole of ancient history. Great general (no Garibaldi), noble character, real representative of the ancient proletariat." The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 82. A Spartacus The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 83. 8 What is common to these marked regions? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 84. A All give their names to breeds of dogs Labrador, Dalmatia, Alsace, Pomerania The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 85. 9 He was buried in his own garden, burial in the Muslim cemetery of Tus having been forbidden by a local cleric. A tomb constructed by a Ghaznavid governor which had fallen into decay, was rebuilt between 1928 and 1934 on the orders of Reza Shah and has now become the equivalent of a national shrine. Who? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 86. A Ferdowsi The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 87. 10 Which book? Which book? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 88. A The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 89. 11 The original club crest was a crossed pair of tools commonly used in the iron and shipbuilding industry. A castle was later (circa 1903/04) added to the crest and represents a prominent local building, Green Street House, which was known as "Boleyn Castle” through an association with Anne Boleyn. The manor was reportedly one of the sites at which Henry VIII courted his second queen, though in truth there is no factual evidence other than the tradition of rumour. Which football club? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 90. A West Ham United The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 91. 12 Words of Thakur Jaidev Singh: ________ was entirely an invention of Khusrau. ________is a Persian word meaning a song. True, Khusrau had before him the example of Nirgit songs using śuṣk-akṣaras (meaningless words) and pāṭ-akṣaras (mnemonic syllables of the mridang). Such songs were in vogue at least from the time of Bharat. But generally speaking, the Nirgit used hard consonants. Khusrau introduced two innovations in this form of vocal music. Firstly, he introduced mostly Persian words with soft consonants. Secondly, he so arranged these words that they bore some sense. He also introduced a few Hindi words to complete the sense…. It was only Khusrau’s genius that could arrange these words in such a way to yield some meaning. Composers after him could not succeed in doing so, and the ______ became as meaningless as the ancient Nirgit. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 92. A Tarana The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 93. 13 Name the racist bastard From a piece authored by him in the Reader's Digest (1939) “We can have peace and security only so long as we band together to preserve that most priceless possession, our inheritance of European blood, only so long as we guard ourselves against attack by foreign armies and dilution by foreign races” Reaction to Kristallnacht from his diary "I do not understand these riots on the part of the Germans. It seems so contrary to their sense of order and intelligence. They have undoubtedly had a difficult 'Jewish problem,' but why is it necessary to handle it so unreasonably?" The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 94. A Charles Lindberg The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 95. 14 Los Zetas is a powerful and violent criminal syndicate in Mexico, and is considered by the U.S. government to be the "most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.” What appropriate image from the world of entertainment would you see on the logo of Los Zetas? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
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  • 97. 15 Namdev Dhasal founded a social organization in April 1972 in Mumbai with himself, Raja Dhale and Arun Kamble being the original leaders The organization was inspired by a revolutionary organization amongst another oppressed community who, like the Dalits, were fighting for rights (NOT the Roma). Name either the organization founded by Dhasal or the movement they were inspired by? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 98. A Dalit Panther Party Black Panther Party The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 99. 16 Paul Theroux talking about whom in his superb essay “X is an expatriate” ? X never became bestial; he ate cooked food and to my knowledge never bit or clawed any of his enemies or buggered his functionaries. (..) Having defined his society (a small superior group, white, human, strong) X still recognised where he was. His definition therefore was an assertion of exclusiveness which coupled with the fact that he did not want to leave, seemed to indicate that he wanted to be a king, or if ‘king’ was objectionable, then he wanted to be special, lordly, powerful. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 100. A Tarzan The essay is about the white man’s sense of entitlement in Africa The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 101. 17 This guy was conceived on Tahiti, and on 14th October 1790 became the first child born on a nearby island. He was given an unusual name of Thursday October _________ because his father wanted his son to have "no name that will remind me of England“ Presumably his mother , a Tahitian lady named Mauatua had no say in the naming. Who was his father? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 102. A Fletcher Christian Led the famous Mutiny on the Bounty and settled down on Pitcairn Island (where Thursday was born) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 103. 18 When Peter Mayhew posted this picture on twitter, the Transportation Security Administration agents in Denver finally relented and gave him back his cane (which they had confisticated). What is Peter Mayhew’s claim to fame? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
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  • 105. A He played Chewbacca Side note: Walking sticks resembling light sabers seem like a great idea! The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 106. 19 On 29 September 1897, the Daily News printed a short piece on the Indian Uprising which had taken place about 40 years previously. The piece was called “ How the ________ _______ Saved India” and commemorated a Mr. William Brendish, a teenager in Delhi, whose actions on May 11th, 1857 helped the Brits effectively quell the mutiny by disarming the barracks in Lahore and Peshawar before the news of the mutiny reached the sepoys there Fill in the blanks The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 107. A Electric Telegraph Brendish was the teenager who sent the message of the outbreak of the Mutiny in Meerut to the British Commander-in-chief in Punjab just a day after the mutiny began. The Brits could thus disarm their Indian sepoys before the news of the mutiny reached them. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 108. 20 The inventor of this popular item at amusement parks was Victor Levand, who worked for G.E. at the time. How it works: • The oldest and most common method uses a conductive floor and ceiling, each with a separate power polarity. Contacts under the vehicle touch the floor while a pole mounted contact touches the ceiling, forming a complete circuit. What are we talking about? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 109. A Bumper Cars (Apparently a lot of people in India know these as “Dashing Cars”) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 110. 21 What hitting-on- head reference to this painting was Sharen Davis responsible for in 2012? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 111. A The blue valet suit in Django Unchained was a reference to The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough Sharen Davis was the costume designer for the movie The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 112. 22 A hybrid of debt and equity financing that is typically used to finance the expansion of existing companies. __________ financing is basically debt capital that gives the lender the rights to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. It is generally subordinated to debt provided by senior lenders such as banks and venture capital companies. What word fills up the blank for this middle ground of finance? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 113. A Mezzanine financing The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 114. 23 Clément Duval was wounded by a mortar in the Franco-Prussian War. Unable to work, he turned to theft and subsequently more serious crimes such as stabbing policemen, blowing up shit and openly advocating anarchy. He is often compared to a best selling author of the 20th century because in April 1901, he succeeded at something (after several failures) and wrote an account of all this in his memoirs in 1929 What did he do in April 1901? Who is he often compared to? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 115. A Escaped from Devils Island Often compared to Henri Charriere who wrote Papillon The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 116. 24 Non exhaustive. What were the buildings used for in the years given. (1/4) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre 1989 – Knebworth House
  • 117. 24 Non exhaustive. What were the buildings used for in the years given. (2/4) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre 1995 and 1997 – Stevenson Taylor Hall, Webb Institute, Glen Cove
  • 118. 24 Non exhaustive. What were the buildings used for in the years given. (3/4) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre 2005 – Mentmore Towers
  • 119. 24 Non exhaustive. What were the buildings used for in the years given. (4/4) The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre 2011 – Wollaton Hall
  • 120. A Buildings that have been used as the ‘Wayne Manor’ in Batman movies 1989 – Batman 1995,1997 – The shit Joel Schumacher passed off as Batman movies 2005 – Batman Begins 2011 – The Dark Knight Rises The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 121. Rules Round 2 - 6 questions on nicknames of national football teams - Very quick written round - Each correct answer gets you 5 pts - Knowledge of football not required at all The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 122. Q 1. Les Lions de l'Atlas 2. Les Aigles de Carthage 3. Cedars 4. La Serenissima 5. Los Cafeteros 6. All whites The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 123. Answer follows
  • 124. A 1. Les Lions de l'Atlas – Morrocco (The Lions of the Atlas) 2. Les Aigles de Carthage – Tunisia (The Eagles of Carthage) 3. Cedars - Lebanon 4. La Serenissima – San Marino (The Most Serenity) 5. Los Cafeteros – Colombia (The Coffee growers) 6. All whites – New Zealand The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 125. Rules Round 3 - 6 kolstylz questions - Each correct answer gets you (T-N) pts - T= Total number of teams - N= Number of teams who get the answer The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 126. Q 1. What is the Arabic term for 'pall'? 2. Name the tallest Argentine basketball player in history. 3. What warning did Guan Moye's father keep repeating to ensure his son did not get into trouble by expressing his strong opinions at a time of the Cultural Revolution? 4. What was their first project of the Braithwite, Burn and Jessop Construction Company ? 5. Which person’s collected works in poetry (under the pen name "Brahma”) are reserved in Bharatpur Museum? 6. The city flag of Ljubljana features a dragon. Which traveler killed this dragon? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 127. Answer follows
  • 128. A 1. What is the Arabic term for 'pall'? A: Kiswah 2. Name the tallest Argentine basketball player in history. A:Giant (Jorge) Gonzales 3. What warning did Guan Moye's father keep repeating to ensure his son did not get into trouble by expressing his strong opinions at a time of the Cultural Revolution? A: Mo Yan (meaning “Don’t speak”) 4.What was their first project of the Braithwite, Burn and Jessop Construction Company ? A: Howrah bridge 5. Which person’s collected works in poetry (under the pen name "Brahma”) are reserved in Bharatpur Museum? A: Birbal 6.The city flag of Ljubljana features a dragon. Which traveler killed this dragon? A: Jason The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 129. Rules Round 4 - 24 questions - Anti - Clockwise passing on Infinite Rebounds - Each correct answer in the passing rounds gets you 10 pts - You have 10 pounces you can use at +10/-5 The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 130. 25 As part of the celebration of the artist's 400th birthday in 2006, a bronze-cast representation by Russian artists Mikhail Dronov and Alexander Taratynov was displayed around a statue of the artist sculpted by Louis Royer. The work was on tour around the world for a while but is now back to ‘guard’ the square named after the artist. What are we talking about? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 131. A Bronze statues version of the Rembrandt painting The Nightwatch Currently ‘guard’ Rembrandt’s statue at Rembrandt square The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 132. 26 Parul Ghosh, wife of flautist Pannalal Ghosh, was, along with her more illustrious brother, one of the pioneers of playback singing in Indian cinema. Her active career spanned from 1935 to 1951. Her brother introduced her to singing and later went on to achieve legendary status in the film industry. Name her brother. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 133. A Anil Biswas The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 134. 27 A reimiro is a decorative crescent-shaped pectoral ornament with its crescent representing a canoe. Each side of the reimiro ended in a human head. Which special territory annexed by a country in 1888 has a remiro on its flag? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 135. A Easter Island / Rapa Nui The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 136. 28 On 4th November 1869, a publication had the following quote by Wordsworth at the top of the first page "To the solid ground of ______trusts the Mind that builds for aye". Following this was an essay by Thomas Huxley titled: _________: Aphorisms by Goethe “ _______! We are surrounded and embraced by her: powerless to separate ourselves from her and powerless to penetrate beyond her” Fill up. All blanks are the same The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 137. A Nature – this is the first page of the first issue The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 138. 29 Harvey is a 1950 film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The play was extremely successful on Broadway (James Stewart starred in the play as well) This play was the biggest ever directorial success for which renowned and annually remembered theatre personality? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 139. A Antoinette Perry after whom the Tony Awards are named The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 140. 30 This weekly magazine commenced its first publication in 1970. The magazine typically features on its front cover a satirical cartoon, pertinent to an issue of current social and public interest The name of the magazine and its mascot draws from a historical personality that the founder and editor of the magazine is connected with through a 1968 play and a 1971 movie. Name the magazine and the editor. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 141. A Thuglak, Cho Ramaswamy The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 142. 31 Queen of England has an official residence in Berkshire: Windsor Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror after he invaded England with his Norman army in 1066. It wasn’t until the 1800s that the county of Berkshire became known as the “______County of Berkshire” and this wasn’t made official until 1974. This whole story tells the origin of which football club’s nickname? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 143. A Reading FC called “The Royals” since Reading is in the “Royal County of Berkshire” The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 144. 32 When this person arrived in England he was well received by King George III and the Tories but frowned upon by the Whigs. In 1787, he entered into mercantile business with his sons Richard and Henry in Saint John, New Brunswick, but returned to London to settle permanently in 1791, where he died ten years later. Who? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 145. A Benedict Arnold Betrayed the Americans and switched sides during the American War of Independence The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 146. 33 Guo Qinglan has been an honoured guest at many high-level diplomatic functions between China and India, such as the banquet Dalian Mayor Bo Xilai hosted for then Indian President K.R. Narayanan in June 2000 and during the visit of then Indian PM Vajpayee to Beijing in June 2003. In November 2006, she accompanied Chinese President Hu Jintao on a state visit to India. She has no political connections nor does she actively take part in local administration. Why has she been given all these honours? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 147. A She was Dwarkanath Kotnis’s wife The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 148. 34 Hamat Gadar are hot springs in the Yarmouk River valley, near the Sea of Galilee in the Golan Heights. Lake Ram is in the northeastern Golan Heights, near Mount Hermon. As far as biblical stories go, what connects the genesis of two locations? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 149. A Both were created as a result of the great flood and unlike other such water bodies never dried / closed up The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 150. 35 From the blog “Motherboard” by Derek Mead There’s no more fitting metaphor for North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel than the fact that it’s shaped like the Simpsons’ __________. Construction on the hotel began in 1987, and was supposed to be completed by 1989. By 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union - and the resulting loss of cash flow from Moscow - put a major pinch on North Korea’s funds, construction on what was to be the world’s tallest structure at its inception halted, leaving a giant skeleton of building towering over the glittery squalor of Pyongyang like a wireframe spaceship. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre Visual on next slide
  • 151. 35 The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 152. A The Enron Ride The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 153. 36 Who is talking? "The gold chains are a symbol that reminds me of my great African ancestors, who were brought over here as slaves with iron chains on their ankles, their wrists, their necks and sometimes around their waists. I turned my chains into gold..." The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 154. A Mr T Explaining why he wears all those gold chains The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 155. 37 These people are Twelver Shi‘a Muslims who reject the use of reasoning in deriving verdicts, and believe Qur'an and hadith as the only source of law. The term to describe them from the word for “news or report” is used in contrast to Usuli (from “first principle”). Which people? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 156. A Akhbari The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 157. 38 In the late 1940s, a newly created country saw a clash of two towering figures of their history. One was a leader of a paramilitary group and the other the first Prime Minister of the country. The incident involved the sinking of a ship and deaths of 16 members of the paramilitary group. The leader of the paramilitary group would himself become PM in 1977 and went on to say that his greatest achievement was not starting a civil war when the ship was sunk. Name both personalities. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 158. A Menachem Begin – Leader of Irgun David Ben Gurion – First PM of Israel The incident being referred to is the sinking of the Altalena in which 16 Irgun fighters died. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 159. 39 www.kissthisguy.com What does this website archive? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 160. A Mondegreens in Rock Music “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” from Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze is often misheard as “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 161. 40 Babur writing about what practice first witnessed by the Mughals at a battle at Chanderi ? In short time the pagan, a state of complete nudity, rushed out to attack us, put numbers of my people to fight … Two, three hundred of them slew each other in the following manner: One person took his stand with a sword in hand while the others, one by one, crowded in and stretched out their necks, eager to die” The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 162. A Jauhar The Rajput practice where, when faced with certain defeat, the women and children immolate themselves and the men ensure they die in battle The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 163. 41 What is “nori” ? From the website of Japanese ad agency I&SBBDO The tragic tsunami of March 2011 dramatically affected all industries in Northern Japan. Our client was one of them. They came to us, their channels of distribution damaged, their business hurting, and asked us to create an online campaign for them that would help to rebuild their business. But it’s hard to think of a product that could spur less interest online than a black square of nori. The design of a square of nori has not changed since its creation in the 15th century. We carved into Nori various Japanese classic patterns that signify happiness, long-life, etc, creating an unprecedented type of Nori as a result of the combination of a traditional product with a modern laser cutter, thereby conveying both our wish for the future, as well as our respect for the past. The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre Visual on next slide
  • 164. 41 The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 165. A Seaweed used to wrap sushi The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 166. 42 Who is Michael Douglas portraying in this highly acclaimed Steven Soderberg film? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 167. A Liberace The flamboyant showman’s relationship with Scott Thorson is the subject of ‘Behind the Candelabra’ by Steven Soderberg The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 168. 43 A tile at a subway station in the US. It shows the structure from which the area most likely gets its name. The alternate (though unlikely theory ) is that the name comes from the fact that 30 of the original families who came here were from a region Belgium. Which subway station would you find this at? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 169. A Wall Street Gets its name from a fortifying wall that was built by the Dutch around “New Amsterdam” to protect them from the Brits The alternate theory is that Walloon families inhabited the area when they first came to Europe The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 170. 44 The mistranslation of ’pithos’ (actually meaning “a large storage jar” like what you see in the picture) is usually attributed to Erasmus of Rotterdam when he translated Hesiod's tale into Latin and translated pithos into the Latin word pyxis. What incorrect phrase thus arises (and has endured ever since) ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 171. A Pandora’s box was not a box, but a jar The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 172. 45 Mirra Alfassa was born in Paris in 1878, of a Turkish Jewish father and an Egyptian Jewish mother. Her travels took her all over France, Italy and Japan (where she met Robbie T!) She married Paul Antoine Richard on 5 May 1911 From which constituency did Paul Antoine Richard seek election for the French Senate ? By what name is Mirra Alfassa more commonly known? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 173. A Pondicherry The Mother The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 174. 46 This word is largely obsolete and refers to the area of jurisdiction of a X (roughly equivalent to ‘sheriff’) The term survives in administrative usage in the British Crown dependencies of the Channel Islands, which for administrative purposes are grouped into the ___________of Jersey (comprising the island of Jersey and uninhabited islets such as the Minquiers and Écréhous) and the _________ of Guernsey (comprising the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, Brecqhou, Herm, Jethou and Lihou). The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 175. A Bailiwick X = Bailiff The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 176. 47 In 1613, this city with a name meaning “oak grove” was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and a prefix was added to its name – thus creating its official name which is used even today. The name is used as a shibboleth of sorts with two opposing groups using two different names for the place – one with and one without the prefix added in 1613. The city’s name is also known in India through a brand. Which city? And which two opposing groups? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 177. A Londonderry second largest city in Northern Ireland Unionists and Nationalists are the two groups Unionists use Londonderry while Nationalists reject association with the UK and insist on just Derry The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 178. 48 Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) of World War I, was a fighter unit of the German Luftstreitkräfte, comprising four Jastas or 'fighter squadrons'. What did JG 1 became known as because of the bright colours of its aircraft, and perhaps also because of the way the unit was transferred from one area of allied air activity to another – where they frequently setting up tents on improvised airfields ? The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
  • 179. A The Flying Circus Supposedly one of the inspirations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus The BCQC June Open Quiz | Aditya Gadre
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