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Moss   Week 05
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  • 1. Mosstermind Week 05 Fun ‘n Fundas
  • 2. Venky kiVi Ban
  • 3. The Rules 6 sets of 5 questions each Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer No Negatives Teams of max 4 people If you are more than 4, play as separate tables Please mail Venkatesh for the answers
  • 4. Set 1 ___________________
  • 5. 1 The title of the show was inspired by a 1956 song by Cole Porter. Originally hosted by Chris Tarrant in UK, the show was originally supposed to be called 'The Cash Mountain‘. What’s the name?
  • 6. 2 A 12 time Emmy award winning comedian, she hosts her own show, and has also done the voice over for animated movies like Finding Nemo. She came out on an Oprah Winfrey Show and confessed to being a lesbian. She hosted the Academy Awards in 2006, thereby, becoming the first openly gay or lesbian person to host the Academy Awards. Who?
  • 7. 3 Connect
  • 8. 4 In 1983, X relocated to Chicago to host WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk- show, AM Chicago. The first episode aired on January 2, 1984. Within months after X took over, the show went from last place in the ratings to overtaking Donahue as the highest rated talk show in Chicago. It was renamed , expanded to a full hour, and broadcast nationally beginning September 8, 1986. Who is X?
  • 9. 5 2009 onwards 1992 - 2009 Who was it from 1962 - 1992?
  • 10. Set 2 ___________________
  • 11. 1 What is Italian WWI Air Ace Count Francesco Baracca's contribution to the world of motor sport?
  • 12. 2 It gets its name from an aboriginal term meaning ‘No water’. This creature never drinks water during its entire life. It eats only the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. Winners at the Australian Open tennis grand slam get soft toys modelled on it (apart from the trophies of course). Name.
  • 13. 3 In the early 1880s PT Barnum, the circus guy purchased a huge African elephant from the London Zoo. Thousands turned out to see it in America. It got its name from his keepers at the London zoo and it's apparently a Swahili word. The word has now entered the English language and is very common today. What's the good word?
  • 14. 4 This place was originally a large swamp settled by fishermen. In the 14th century it was known as the quot;sea townquot; and the East India Company laid a claim for it in 1819. The present day name came about when a visiting prince encountered a strange looking animal, which he mistook for a lion. How do we know this place today?
  • 15. In 1930, a young chemistry graduate 5 D P Dandekar felt the urge to manufacture products that were not easily available in India. He decided to go with inks. He got the name for his company from an ad slogan that he has seen which went “I would walk a mile for a _____”. What did he name his company / what was the slogan?
  • 16. Set 3 ___________________ You Ness Co. -World Heritage Sites in India-
  • 17. 1 The name means beautiful jungle and probably comes from names of the trees that grow here. The nearest railway station is Canning, 48 km away. The nearest town Gosaba is 50 km away. Which place?
  • 18. 2 Where was this scene shot?
  • 19. 3 The Gur-e Amir is the mausoleum of Timur in Samarkand. It occupies an important place in the history of Islamic Architecture as the precursor and model for later great Mughal architecture, including _______and the ______, built by Timur's descendants. Name either
  • 20. 4 What is the connection to a specific UNESCO WHS?
  • 21. In 1931, Frank Smythe 5 was the leader of the first successful expedition to climb Kamet (7,756 m). During the Kamet expedition Smythe and Holdswordth discovered Fill in what is now called the the ________ __ _______ blanks located in North India.
  • 22. Set 4 ___________________ Citius, Altius, Fortius -Olympics-
  • 23. 1 Which brand?
  • 24. 2 In the 1932 LA Olympics, India beat USA 24-1, which was the highest margin of defeat in the Olympics. Dhyan Chand scored 8 goals in that game. Who scored the maximum number of goals for India in that game?
  • 25. Connect the following names: 3 • Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach) • Yossef Romano (weightlifter) • Ze'ev Friedman (weightlifter) • David Berger (weightlifter) • Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge) • Eliezer Halfin (wrestler) • Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee) • Kehat Shorr (shooting coach) • Mark Slavin (wrestler) • Andre Spitzer (fencing coach) • Amitzur Shapira (track coach)
  • 26. 4 Connect
  • 27. 5 Michael Phelps won 8 medals at the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. In doing so he equalled a world record for maximum number of medals by a sportsman at the summer Olympics. Whose record did he equal?
  • 28. Set 5 ___________________ Heard Here -Audios-
  • 29. Set 6 ___________________ The Swinging ‘70s
  • 30. His first movie was quot;Hercules in 1 New Yorkquot; in 1970 with the tagline quot;See Him Toss Tough Men Like Toothpicks!“ His diction was so poor that his voice in this box office dud was dubbed over. Who was the star?
  • 31. 2 In 1973, Neil Young interrupted his concert in New York, with the words “Peace has come”. Following the announcement the crowd went bonkers for awhile, kissing, hugging each other and weeping. What did the message signify?
  • 32. 3 This is Louise Brown as she looks today (inset – circa 1980). Born on 25 July 1978 she was the first of her kind. Her sister Natalie was the fortieth in the series! What is Louise Brown’s claim to fame?
  • 33. 4 In 1977 he published his autobiography “My life and the beautiful game”. He got the International Peace Prize in 1978. In 1980 he was named the “athlete of the century”. Who?
  • 34. 5 The lyrics of this 1971 hit were influenced by the book “Magic Arts in Celtic Britain”. Full of pagan imagery, and referring to trees, brooks, pipers and shining white light, it has become a timeless classic. Which song?

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