The Me & The Rules <ul><li>I’m doing my 3 rd year B.Tech ECE at Amrita, Coimbatore. </li></ul><ul><li>IMDb is my home page </li></ul><ul><li>I have an entry in Wikipedia’s ‘Madras Tamil’ page </li></ul><ul><li>Passing not allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct answer = 10 points. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Phreaking’ not allowed. </li></ul>
“ The building we're standing on won't be here in ten minutes. You take a 98 percent concentration of fuming nitric acid and add the acid to three times that amount of sulfuric acid. Do this in an ice bath. Then add glycerin drop-by-drop with an eye dropper. You have nitroglycerin . I know this because X knows this.” X? What am I talking about? Q.1
The album artwork process was led by Chris Bilheimer and is based on a work from artist Sixten, who confirmed that the couple on the cover were "just friends of a friend at a party in Eskilstuna, Sweden" and explained that a mutual friend snapped a picture of the pair kissing. He added, "I love their passion, and just had to make a stencil out of it to spread the love." Which album am I talking about? Q.2
X is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. X was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai honor code, X was used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies, as a form of capital punishment for samurai who have committed serious offenses, and for reasons that shamed them. X is performed by plunging a sword into the abdomen and moving the sword left to right in a slicing motion. What is X? Q.5
X is A 's favorite bedtime story and is read to him by his dad. Once, it was revealed that the author of the book is called Mabel Syrup. His dad often tires of telling the story - the content of which is left to the audience's imagination - and so he makes up newer, scarier stories to tell A , such as the story of the disembodied hand. One time, it is mentioned that "The literary world is abuzz about Mabel Syrup's sequel to X ". The sequel is suitably entitled ‘ Y ’. Q.7
A- Calvin X - Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie Y - Commander Coriander Salamander and ‘er Singlehander Bellylander
A(n) X is generally "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole, “a property called self-similarity”. The term was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin word meaning "broken“. Q.8
Q.9 Connect the four pictures and tell me what is the next addition to this list.
<ul><li>X is Irish-born and was raised in Leeds, England. </li></ul><ul><li>X has been nominated 8 times for the Best Actor Oscar but has never won it even once. </li></ul><ul><li>X was bestowed the Special Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2003, but tried to turn it down stating that he was “still in the game” and would like more time to “win the lovely bugger outright”. </li></ul><ul><li>X was a very good friend of the late Richard Harris (Dumbledore in the first 2 Harry Potter Movies). </li></ul><ul><li>X said, “I can't stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another. ” </li></ul>Q.10
Q.12 What have I blanked out in this picture of the Brawn GP race car taken at the Spanish Grand Prix ’09?
<ul><li>X is a big supporter or West Ham United FC. </li></ul><ul><li>X has dyslexia and needed special glasses in adolescence to help her read. </li></ul><ul><li>X ’s role as the decoy queen in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was kept secret in order to not spoil the surprise, it was maintained through the promotions that Portman played both the Queen and the decoy. </li></ul>Q.13
<ul><li>X ’s first song was Potri Paadadi Ponne from Thevar Magan. </li></ul><ul><li>X has been a model, featuring in the magazines Verve and Frappe! . </li></ul><ul><li>X also appeared in a cameo roles in the bilingual ‘Hey Ram’. </li></ul><ul><li>X declined the lead role in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja and was also set to act in a film opposite Madhavan due to be released in 2008, which was scrapped. </li></ul><ul><li>X is the music composer and co-producer of the movie, Unnaipol Oruvan, which is a remake of the Hindi film ‘A Wednesday’. </li></ul>Q.14
Two suspects are arrested by the police. The police have insufficient evidence for a conviction, and, having separated both prisoners, visit each of them to offer the same deal. If one testifies (defects from the other) for the prosecution against the other and the other remains silent (cooperates with the other), the betrayer goes free and the silent accomplice receives the full 10-year sentence. If both remain silent, both prisoners are sentenced to only six months in jail for a minor charge. If each betrays the other, each receives a five-year sentence. Each prisoner must choose to betray the other or to remain silent. Each one is assured that the other would not know about the betrayal before the end of the investigation. What is this? Q.15
Prisoner’s Dilemma – Nash Equilibrium – Game Theory Prisoner B Stays Silent Prisoner B Betrays Prisoner A Stays Silent Each serves 6 months Prisoner A: 10 years Prisoner B: goes free Prisoner A Betrays Prisoner A: goes free Prisoner B: 10 years Each serves 5 years
<ul><li>Where would you find the following? </li></ul><ul><li>Peterbilt 379 </li></ul><ul><li>Chevrolet Camaro </li></ul><ul><li>Pontiac Solstice </li></ul><ul><li>GMC TopKick C4500 </li></ul><ul><li>SR-71 Blackbird </li></ul><ul><li>Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Beat </li></ul><ul><li>“ Search and Rescue” Hummer H2 </li></ul><ul><li>Ducati 848, Suzuki B-King 2008, MV Augusta F4 </li></ul><ul><li>Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Volt </li></ul>Q.16
Name: Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr. Date of Birth: July 1, 1889 Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey Family: Henry Jones, Sr (father, deceased) and Anna Jones (mother, deceased) Spouse: Marion Ravenwood Children: One son – Henry Jones III Nationality: Scottish American Nicknames: Junior, X Q.17
X is most famous for having created a TV show in which all members of the protagonist’s family are named after members of his family, with the one exception being the protagonist himself, who he named Y . The TV show features specials every once in a while with real-life characters being drafted in to episodes. Q.18
<ul><li>Yellow Jersey (Maillot Jaune) </li></ul><ul><li> - General Classification Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Green Jersey (Maillot Vert) </li></ul><ul><li> - Points Classification Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Polka Dot Jersey (Maillot a Pois) </li></ul><ul><li>- King of the Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>White Jersey (Maillot Blanc) </li></ul><ul><li> - Best Rider under the age of 25 </li></ul>
The X is an apparent deflection of moving objects from a straight path when they are viewed from a rotating frame of reference. In layman's terms, it means that long range fire (artillery shells and sniper rounds) will not appear to fly in a straight line from the shooter to the target because of the rotation of the Earth on its axis. Rather, the round or shell will appear to curve. In actuality, the shot is flying in a straight line but the turn of the Earth moves the target so it will look as if the round or shell is curving. Artillery gunners and snipers are well-trained to compensate for this effect by actually not aiming directly at their target, but off to the side so that by the time the bullet makes it to the target distance, it has "curved" to hit the target. It is also seen in the way water drains down a flushed toilet or bathtub. Call of Duty 4 anyone? Q.20
Two story lines converge: One follows a group of Jewish-American soldiers called the “ X ” whose mission is to take down as many Nazis as they can get. They ambush and kill Nazi paroles, desecrating their corpses whilst leaving one alive to tell the others. The other follows a young Jewish woman who seeks to avenge the death of her family at the hands of the sinister SS colonel known as 'The Jew Hunter’. X? What am I talking about? Q.21
<ul><li>X , born Walter Joseph Kovacs on March 21, 1940, is the son of Sylvia Kovacs, a prostitute, and "Charlie". </li></ul><ul><li>X ’s actions and journal writings display a belief in moral absolutism and moral objectivism, where good and evil are clearly defined and evil must be violently punished. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite his mental instability, X was described as "tactically brilliant, and unpredictable" by Nite Owl (his former partner) and possesses surprisingly good detective skills. </li></ul><ul><li>X ’s mask displays a constantly morphing inkblot that is based on the ambiguous designs used in ‘ X inkblot tests’. X considers the mask his true "face". </li></ul>Q.22
Statue erected in memory of Freddie Mercury a.k.a Farroukh Bulsara at Montreaux, Switzerland
<ul><li>X has recorded an aerobic capacity of 83.8 mL/kg/min (VO2 Max), higher than the average person (40-50). </li></ul><ul><li>X has a resting heart rate of 32-34 beats per minute (bpm) with a maximum heart rate of 201 bpm. </li></ul><ul><li>X ’s middle name is Edward and some of his nicknames are Juan Pelota, The Boss and Mellow Johnny. </li></ul><ul><li>X has played a cameo in the movie “You, Me and Dupree”. </li></ul><ul><li>Who Is X? </li></ul>Q.24
Monica Coghlan (seen in picture) was a British prostitute most famous for having been involved in a controversy surrounding X who allegedly paid her £2,000, a sum of money which is now called “a/an X ” in English slang. Who is X? Q.25
<ul><li>The “ X Line” is an informal term used in baseball for the threshold of incompetent hitting. Even though X 's lifetime batting average is .215, the X Line is said to occur at .200, and when a position player's batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be below the X Line. It is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player's presence in the Major Leagues cannot be justified despite his defensive abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>The “ X Line” also has numerous pop culture references (even if in a slightly altered sense). </li></ul><ul><li>Who/ What is X? Bonus for pop culture reference(s). </li></ul>Q.26
The film begins with a guy chasing what you assume is a bug or perhaps a mouse in his apartment. However, when he catches it and you see what it is, it's an exact duplicate of him--only in miniature. When he smashes this creature, a chain of events follow and the movie ends. His next movie is due to release in 2010. What was the name of this short film and who was it’s director? (Picture of him as a kid) Q.27
<ul><li>X is depicted as a young, athletic woman of white British descent. She has brown eyes and long brown hair that is often in a plait and sometimes in a ponytail. </li></ul><ul><li>She is rumored to have been born on February 14, 1968. However, Eric Lindstrom stated in a BBC interview that she is "6 months younger than James Bond", she "transcends time [and] space", and "has her own world". </li></ul><ul><li>X 's classic costume consists of a blue/green sleeveless shirt, light brown shorts, calf-high boots, long white socks, fingerless gloves, a small backpack, and a utility belt with two holsters. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is X? </li></ul>Q.28
Milton Sirotta proposed the term X to be "one, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired". A more formal definition needed to be adopted "because different people get tired at different times and it would never do to have a boxing champion be a better mathematician than Dr. Einstein, simply because he had more endurance and could write for longer." The more formal definition would be “one, followed by a Y of zeros or ten to the power Y or ten to the power ten to the power 100”. X & Y? Q.29
Q.30 <ul><li>The X was invented by Y . The effect of a(n) X is like ‘having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped around a large gold brick’. It has also been described as the alcoholic equivalent to a mugging; expensive and bad for the head. Its original recipe, is as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe: </li></ul><ul><li>Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Pour into it 1 measure of water from the seas of SantraginusV. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost). </li></ul><ul><li>Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qalactin Hypermint extract. </li></ul><ul><li>Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinkle Zamphuor. </li></ul><ul><li>Add an olive. </li></ul><ul><li>Drink . . . but . . . very carefully . . . </li></ul>
X – Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Y – Zaphod Beeblebrox
Q.31 Identify the famous painting and the artist and tell me what this has served as an inspiration for.
Q.32 Quoted below are four lines from the poem ‘Eloisa to Abelard’ By Alexander Pope: How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. ________________________________ Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; Identify the missing line
Q.33 <ul><li>X is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings. </li></ul><ul><li>X is also called "Emily", "Silver Lady" or "Flying Lady", was designed by Charles Robinson Sykes and carries with it a story about a secret passion between John Walter Edward Scott-Montagu, (second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu after 1905) and his secret love, Eleanor Velasco Thornton. </li></ul><ul><li>X was initially called the “Whisper”. </li></ul>
The “Spirit of Ecstasy” – The emblem seen on the Rolls Royce cars.
Q.34 <ul><li>X was born on January 17, 1899 at Garden City, New York USA to Gabriele, a barber and Teresina, a seamstress. </li></ul><ul><li>X dropped out of the Brooklyn Public school system at the age of 14, after being expelled from Public School 133. He then worked at odd jobs around Brooklyn, including in a candy store and a bowling alley. </li></ul><ul><li>X inadvertently insulted a woman while working as a bouncer at a Brooklyn night club, provoking a fight with her brother. The ensuing fight resulted in the left side of his face being slashed thrice with a knife. Identify X </li></ul>
Alphonso Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone a.k.a ‘ Scarface’
The 8 Ivy League Colleges – Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, Pennsylvania, HARVARD and YALE
Q.36 Identify the two gentlemen whose pictures are shown. What is their connection/ claim to fame?
Hannibal Hamlin & Andrew Johnson They were Abraham Lincoln’s Vice-Presidents. Johnson was made President when Lincoln was assassinated
Q.37 This is the Coat of Arms of a country. It is also the least densely populated country in the world. Identify the country, whose name in it’s official language translates to “Land of the People”. Also give me the name in it’s official language.
Greenland a.k.a. Kalaallit Nunaat (in Kalaallisut)
Q.38 <ul><li>This country was in civil war From January 16, 2004 to November 2004. When the war began, the President of the country was held hostage and a new regime was installed. There was a lot of fighting taking place and most of the Northern Area was taken over by rebels during the course of the war. </li></ul><ul><li>It borders Russia and it’s language is akin to a dialect of Russian. </li></ul><ul><li>Their National Anthem sounds similar to that of Albania. </li></ul>
Krakhozia (a fictional country), the home country of Viktor Navorski (the character played by Tom Hanks in ‘The Terminal’).
Q.39 <ul><li>X is an Ayurvedic herbal preparation, whose formula is found in the Charaka Samhita. </li></ul><ul><li>X is called an avaleha in Sanskrit, and has the consistency of jam, with a sweet, sour and mildly pungent taste. </li></ul><ul><li>X , when prepared properly does not have an expiry date. </li></ul><ul><li>X originally contained 48 ingredients including Ghee, sesame oil, sugar, honey, Indian Gooseberry and medicinal herbs like Bamboo manna, Pippali, Haritaki, Guduchi, Punarnava, Musta and Bilva. </li></ul>
Q.40 This style of delivery was invented by Australian Jack Iverson from Victoria, who used it throughout his Test career in the period after the Second World War, but by the 1970s the method was almost forgotten; however, it has since re-entered cricketing consciousness because of its use by Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka during 2007/2008. The ball is held between the thumb, forefinger and the middle finger and, instead of a regular release, the ball is squeezed out and flicked by the fingers. What is this type of delivery called?
The “Carrom Ball” (The spinner holds the ball and releases it much like a carrom player flicks a striker, hence the name) The ball can spin to the off, to the leg or go on straight depending on the centre finger grip.
<ul><li>Flying Finns (L to R) </li></ul><ul><li>Paavo Nurmi </li></ul><ul><li>Keijo Erik ‘Keke’ Rosberg </li></ul><ul><li>Hannes Kolehmainen </li></ul><ul><li>Mika Hakkinen </li></ul>
Q.42 <ul><li>X 's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second. </li></ul><ul><li>In a speed demonstration, X could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind. </li></ul><ul><li>X could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. </li></ul><ul><li>X could thrust his fingers through unopened Coca-Cola cans. </li></ul><ul><li>X performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger. </li></ul><ul><li>X could perform 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. </li></ul><ul><li>X could cause a 200-lb bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. </li></ul><ul><li>X performed a sidekick and broke a 150 lb punching bag. </li></ul>
Q.43 <ul><li>X is a metal alloy that has been frequently described as being virtually indestructible and the exact chemical composition is a United States government classified secret. </li></ul><ul><li>X is a series of closely related compounds of iron created through a secret process discovered during the late 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>X is created by mixing several chemical resins together. After the resins are mixed together, it can be molded into different shapes for approximately eight minutes as long as the mixture is kept at a temperature of 1,500 °F (816°C). </li></ul><ul><li>X 's extremely stable molecular structure prevents it from being further molded after this eight-minute time period even if the temperature is high enough to keep it in its liquefied form. </li></ul><ul><li>In its solid form, X is colorless, shiny, and resembles high-grade steel or titanium. It is almost impossible to destroy or fracture in this state and when crafted to a razor edge it can penetrate most lesser materials with minimal application of strength. </li></ul>
Q.46 The word X may be derived from the Filipino kuto , literally head lice. The earliest known recorded uses date back to memoirs from the First World War. Albert N. Depew's World War I memoir, Gunner Depew (1918), includes: "Of course you know what the word “ X " means....When you get near the trenches you get a course in the natural history of bugs, lice, rats and every kind of pest that had ever been invented." Similarly, Lieut. Pat O'Brien's 1918 memoir "Outwitting the Hun -- My Escape from a German Prison Camp" refers to “ X ," meaning body lice, which in his case had been caught in the prison camp in Courtrai. Lice were of course rife in the trenches on both sides of the conflict, and highly contagious. What is X?
Q.47 It was back before the Great War that Robert Bamford and Lionel Y joined forces to sell Singer cars, and to prepare them for hill climbing and racing. Successfully too: it was Y ’s performances with these cars at the hillclimb course in X Clinton, Buckinghamshire that was to provide the inspiration for a name when the pair started making their own car. From 1994 until 2007 X Y was part of the Ford Motor Company, becoming part of the company's Premier Automotive Group in 2000. On 12 March 2007, it was purchased for £479 million (US$848 million) by a joint venture company, co-owned by Investment Dar and Adeem Investment of Kuwait and English businessman John Sinders.
Q.48 <ul><li>This movie is about a young and impatient stockbroker, who is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. The following quotes are from the movie: </li></ul><ul><li>“ All warfare is based on deception. If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight and if not: split and re-evaluate .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every battle is won even before it is even fought” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” </li></ul><ul><li>The first and second quote are of particular significance. The third is 57 th in the AFI’s 100 Years... 100 Movies list. Identify the movie and also, what is the funda behind the 1 st and 2 nd quotes? </li></ul>
The movie is Wall Street. The protagonist of the movie Gordon Gekko quotes lines from Sun Tzu’s “Art of War”
Q.49 What happened during the shooting and completion of this movie for the first time?
Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee’s son), during the shooting of the movie was shot by a real bullet when he was supposed to have been fired at using blanks and he later succumbed to injuries and died, after which the producers decided to continue the movie and release it, using CGI to render Brandon Lee’s part for 8 minutes, a first.
Q.50 A(n) X is the form in the rough form of a human foot, used in shoemaking to provide the fit and style of a shoe. It is used by cordwainers (custom shoe makers) or shoemakers in the manufacture or repair of shoes. They come in pairs and the materials used to make them are either European bass hard wood or hard rock maple such as grows in colder weather, or special plastic.