Answers• Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock• Pullela Gopichand, Prakash Padukone• Michael Caine, Pele, Sylvester Stallone• Salvador Dali, Walt Disney• Stephen Fry, J.K. Rowling• Valentina Tereshkova, Neil Armstrong
Round 2 - Clockwise• 12 questions, each worth +10 points on Infinite Bounce• Pounce and write the answer for +15/-5
• These items, once the most popular in their category, have now largely been rendered obsolete. Sony, which had a near-monopoly on their manufacture, saw sales fall from 47 million in 2002 to 12 million in 2009 and hence decided to end sales in March 2011, effectively ending their availability. However, most of the world had moved on much before that, with companies like Apple and Dell starting to phase them out in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Name this once- ubiquitous product.
• Tim Ryan, an Australian-born IT professional, was a regular player for the East Box Hill Cricket Club in Victoria before moving to England in 2004. Earlier this year, his knowledge of the game came in handy when he opened the batting in what some have called the most-viewed cricket game in history. A shortage of white shirts, however, meant that Tim had to play in a blue shirt and was hence easier to spot. Where was Tim Ryan playing?
At the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
• The Giving Pledge is a campaign started in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to encourage the wealthiest people in the United States to make a commitment to give their wealth to philanthropic causes. The largest single potential donation to The Giving Pledge so far has been between one and a half and two billion dollars, pledged recently by X after a high-profile $4.05 billion business deal. ID X and the deal.
• This card game originated in the 1850s and was based on a European card game called Primero. Modern variants of the game include Straight, Draw, Stud and Community Card. Of these, a variety of Community Card poker named after a U.S. state is by far the most popular worldwide, with tournaments held around the world including several in Goa. Name the game and its most popular variant.
• By definition, a spice is a vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavour, colour, or as a preservative.• Furthermore, spices can be sorted into seven groups: Dried fruits or seeds such as mustard, Arils such as mace, Barks such as cinnamon, dried buds such as cloves, Stigmas such as saffron, roots and rhizomes such as ginger.• The seventh group, resins, contains only one member – a spice first discovered in India but popularised by the Romans, who gave it a name which referenced its pungent smell. Name it.
Asafoetida, from the Latin for “stinking gum”.
• During the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s staff came up with a portmanteau word to describe his opponent’s constant flip-flopping and forgetfulness with regards to various issues throughout his campaign. What word was thus coined?
• ConnectU (formerly The Harvard Connection)• The Social Network
• Actor Angus T Jones, famous for his role in the TV show X recently in an interview said “If you watch X, please stop watching it. Im on X and I dont want to be on it. Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth. Please. People say its just entertainment, but you cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like X.” Name the TV show.
• Just after Midnight on August 24, 1995, a student named Jonathan Prentice walked into a bookshop in Auckland, New Zealand, pulled out 200 NZD and became the first owner of ________ ____. Turning to a reporter, Prentice declared: “I will be able to play Solitaire and send faxes at the same time”. What had Jonathan Prentice just purchased?
• This term was first used in 2004 in the book “Unfair & Unbalanced: The Lunatic Magniloquence of Henry E Panky” by Patrick Carlisle. That work includes the lines “So, anyways a Great Man, in his querulous twilight years, who doesn’t want to go gently into that blacky black night. He wants to cut loose, dance on the razors edge, pry open the lid of his______ _____!” The phrase soon became popular and was used as the title of a 2007 movie. Fill in the blanks.
• _______ is a name of a bird in Greek legend, commonly associated with the kingfisher. The ancient Greeks believed that fourteen days of calm weather were to be expected around the winter solstice—usually the 21st or 22nd of December in the Northern Hemisphere, as that was when the _____ calmed the surface of the sea in order to brood her eggs on a floating nest. It therefore came to be associated with calmness, and it is also a part of a popular phrase used for any happy, carefree period of time. Fill in the blank.
Round 3 – Long Visual Connect• 11 Visuals, connected by a theme• 21-x points for getting the theme, where x is the slide number at which you get it• -5 for guessing the theme incorrectly• A maximiser of +2 per slide will apply at the end of the theme
Round 4 – Anti-Clockwise• 12 questions, each worth +10 points on Infinite Bounce• Pounce and write the answer for +15/-5
• _______is a training discipline that developed out of military obstacle course training.• Derived from the French for “combatant’s course”, its practitioners aim to move from one place to another, negotiating the obstacles in between using whatever physical moves necessary and without the use of any equipment. A male practitioner is generally called a "traceur", a female a "traceuse".• Developed by Raymond Belle, David Belle and Sébastien Foucan, _______ became popular in the 1990s and 2000s through a series of documentaries and films featuring these practitioners and others. Fill in the blanks.
• X’s debut wicket in 2006 was Y, LBW for 16. After the match, X asked Y to autograph the ball with which X had taken the wicket. Y did so gladly, writing “Once in a blue moon, never again mate ha ha” and signing his name. All this must now seem rather irritating to Y and his fans as history repeated itself recently. Identify X and Y.
• In 2006, while developing a particular product, it was discovered that keys placed in a pocket with the prototype could scratch its hard plastic surface. This necessitated a glass sufficiently scratch-resistant to eliminate the problem. When X subsequently contacted Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning Inc., Weeks told him of a material the company had developed in the 1960s called “Gorilla Glass”. Despite the CEOs initial concern over whether the company could manufacture sufficient quantities of glass for the product debut, X convinced Weeks to produce the glass, and Cornings factory in Harrodsburg, Kentucky supplied the glass for the products release in June 2007. Identify X and the product
The ___________ Cup, also known as a Greedy Cup or a Tantalus Cup, is a form ofdrinking cup which forces its user to drink only in moderation. It allows its user to fillthe cup up to a certain level. If the user fills the cup only to that level, he may enjoy adrink in peace. If the imbiber exhibits gluttony, however, the cup spills its entirecontents out through the bottom. The invention of this cup is credited to___________, who is more well-known as a mathematician.
• In 1999, the then World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov played a game of chess that lasted 62 moves over the course of 4 months. He said “It is the greatest game in the history of chess. The sheer number of ideas, the complexity, and the contribution it has made to chess make it the most important game ever played.” His opponent’s participation was made possible by technological advances that were beyond the reach of World Champions of previous generations. Who was his opponent?
• The world.• Kasparov versus the World was a game of chess played in 1999 over the Internet. Conducting the white pieces, Garry Kasparov faced the rest of the world in consultation, with the World Team moves to be decided by a majority vote. Over 50,000 individuals from more than 75 countries participated in the game, which Kasparov eventually won.
• This word originally meant a small copper coin that the residents of Venice would pay to hear public readings of one of the earliest issued newssheets. Now it indicates a public journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper. What’s the good word?
• In 1927, a Filipino-American porter named Pedro Flores started making wooden ____ and selling them to guests of the hotel at which he worked, basing them on items he had seen in The Philippines as a child. A visitor named Donald F Duncan became fascinated with these items and bought Flores’ entire factory. Duncan then persuaded newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst to offer them as a promotion to boost his sales. Sales of these items reached their peak in 1962, when 45 million units were sold. What?
• X was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He invented the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube (the diode, which he called the “kenotron”) in 1904. He is remembered today for a visual mnemonic that contains his name. Name him or the mnemonic.
John Ambrose Fleming, of Fleming’s Left Hand Rule fame.
• There are only 4 instances of this happening in the history of Test cricket. In chronological order, they are:• 1. WW Read in 1884• 2. RA Duff in 1902• 3. Pat Symcox in 1998.• 4. ___ ______ in 2012.• What occurrence? Also, fill in the blanks.
The only four No. 10 batsmen to score a century, the most recent being Abul Hasan ofBangladesh.
• ________, the species of fish used to make this delicacy, are nowadays at risk of extinction due to massive over-fishing around the Eurasian coastline. To combat this, ________ fisheries are becoming common across the region. Also, other species of fish such as salmon, steelhead, trout, lumpfish and whitefish are now being used to make this item. Fill in the blanks and name the delicacy.