End of Daze 2011 - Round I - AnswersPresentation Transcript
End of Daze 2011 Round I ANSWERS
50 points in total
Simple, straightforward questions. NOT.
The guys who do End of Daze (1 point).
Gog and Magog , patron saints/protectors of London being paraded through the city.
These names appear in various religions signifying the apocalypse.
Ain’t no mountain high enough (1 point).
The Japanese mortar and pestle, otherwise known as Suribachi .
The Iwo Jima namesake (which was not high enough for Ira Hayes and Co.) is named after the bowl.
His son can be found on two little sails.
Or rather, his sun can be found on two little sails.
Kon-tiki is named after another name for the Incan god Viracocha
Viracocha’s son Sun God Inti
Latin for ‘little sail’ Vexillum Flag
The 2 flags depicting Inti : Argentina and Uruguay
Alpha (for the first) and numeric (for the rest).
Flag Semaphore symbols for Error 404 .
Connect-u (1 point).
The Painted Turtle
Hole in the Wall Gang
Camps founded by Paul Newman
Droppings from? (1 point)
Pamphlet promoting which brand? (1 point)
Gypsy Horse a.k.a Tinker
Bluefish a.k.a Tailor
Sir Leslie Ward a.k.a Spy
Smashing movie on whose life? (1 point)
Identify both locations and explain (2 points).
The Love Locks on The Butchers’ Bridge , Ljubljana and Pons des Arts , Paris.
Couples in love attach padlocks bearing their names on to the railings of the bridges and throw the key into the water. This supposedly symbolises eternal love.
The kolaveri shown gives which place its name?
The mythical giant Antigoon who lived near the river Scheldt exacted a toll from those crossing the river. He severed one of the hands of those who refused and threw them into the river. The giant was eventually slain by a young hero named Brabo , who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river.
Antwep derives from Antwerpen , which in turn stands for hand werpen = to throw the hand.
Not the chap who wrote the anonymous
hindi movie’s song (1 point).
Elias Lonnrot , author of Kalevala
Gumnaam has the song “Hum Kale Hain tho Kya Hua DilWale Hain” ;-)
Fire turned ghat into ash (2 points).
The most famous image depicting the 2007 California wildfire .
Also, was the first high profile application of the hashtag on Twitter.
‘ Ghats ash’ anagram.
Yo, was it replaced or parceled? No. (1 point).
Sergio Ramos (in)famously dropped the Copa Del Rey under the team bus after Real Madrid beat Barcelona 1-0 in last year’s edition.
‘ Yo replaced/parceled’ anagram.
Just complete the song for me. (1 point)
Rex Harrison, Sylvia Miles and John Saxon all featured in Shalimar. Whatay cast!
The Thing was originally the one on the left, but later became the one on the right (1 point).
The Shield was originally named Rampart (and features Michael Chiklis a.k.a The Thing from Fantastic 4).
View of ?
What is housed in the building today? (2 points)
Bankside Power Station, London
Spicy building has many a stair.
The Dancing House by Frank Gehry in Prague.
Also known as Ginger and Fred (after Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire) as it resembles a pair of dancers.
What? Where? (1 point)
The Joe Louis Fist Memorial in Detroit.
20. What is he most famous for cutting open? (1)
Robert Traver, most famous for his work “Anatomy of a Murder”
Anatomy literally means to “cut open”
21. The writing of what famous history at the age of fify five did he inspire in 1885? (1)
The real-life adventures of Frederick Courtney Selous (shown here), a British big game hunter and explorer of Colonial Africa, inspired Henry Rider Haggard to create the Allan Quatermain character in the novel King Solomon’s mines .
It’s famous first lines are:
“ It is a curious thing that at my age--fifty-five last birthday--I should find myself taking up a pen to try to write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip!”
22. The most famous Art form associated with him. (1)
Sun Tzu, who wrote The Art of War.
23. Id the lady in the middle. (1)
24. Who connects? (larger images follow) (2)
25. A rather pointy connect. ( 2) More images in the following slides.
26. Simply Id (1).
Books by Patrick French
“ Liberty or Death”
The World is What it is: a biography of VS Naipaul
28. The famous character named after this structure. (1 point)
Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel from The Life of Pi
29. Connect. (2 points)
The Teapot Dome Scandal
30. Put fundaes. (2 points)
A tribute to the famous “I Drink Your Milkshake” dialogue uttered by Daniel Dawy-Lewis in There Will Be Blood .
31. Identify him and his most famous creation, which ended up like its title after the truth came out ( 2 points).
James Frey , whose best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces ran into trouble after it turned out that parts of it were fiction.
32. Straight talker. ( 1 point)
Sir Robert Palk, after whom the Palk Strait is named.
33. Connect. (2 points)
Eisenstein, John Abraham, Forsyth
Odessa is the connect
34. His most famous creation. (1 point)
Bryan Lee O'Malley who created Scott Pilgrim
35. What is this? Don’t beat around the bush. (1)
The original 120 foot roll on which Kerouac typed “On the Road”.
36. Connect. (2 points)
John Carlin has written Invictus about Mandela, co-authored Nadal’s autobiography and wrote the story which inspired Live Free or Die Hard.
37. Source of inspiration is shown on the right. What resulted? (1 point)
The architect Bruce Graham was inspired by an open pack of cigarettes where some cigarettes were coming out, and went on to design the Willis Tower based on it.
38. Who is the character being portrayed? (1 point)
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.
39. The title of what movie is a reference to a bunch of people who set out to find these sisters? (1 point)
The picture stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood – her younger version is played by her little sister Lana), along with Jeffrey Hunter as his adoptive nephew, who accompanies him.