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Tathva 2012 - Intercollegiate Quiz at NIT Calicut - Finals

  1. 1. ArthaThe General Inter-Collegiate Quiz The Finals
  2. 2.  Write Bros Topic – Advertisements inspired by works of art 10 questions 5 points (2.5+2.5) for identifying the work of art and the creator, 5 points for identifying the advertiser Total points – 10x10 + Bonus of 10 for getting everything = 110 points
  3. 3.  Dry Round Infinite Bounce 18 Questions 10 points for every correct answer
  4. 4.  The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man - The international war over _______ ________ was the title of a 2010 Slate article that debated the pros and cons of the two parties referenced in the article title. The article goes on to explain how The Little Green Man prevailed and was made official in 1985. What was the article about? OR FITB.
  5. 5.  This map is the brainchild of a popular company X and is updated on a daily basis. It is a heat map of the American Presidential election based on the partisan nature of a particular commodity Y bought by the people. These are divided into "red" (Republican), "blue" (Democrat) and neutral. The top-selling Ys in both red and blue categories over the past 30 days are recorded and the addresses of the purchasers noted. The maps color and intensity displays which states are favoring which party based on the sales. So, what are X and Y? Image in the next slide.
  6. 6.  SS Persia was a passenger liner that was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Crete without warning on 30 December 1915, by U-38, a German submarine. The ship sank in 10 minutes, killing 343 people. The sinking was highly controversial, since it broke naval international law that stated merchant shipping carrying passengers should be given opportunity for the passengers to disembark before combat could commence. One of the survivors of the mishap was John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. However, his secretary and mistress perished in the incident. Her death created headlines because the lady was the object of much attention 4 years prior to this. Why?
  7. 7.  This mosaic of Martin Luther King titled ‘Dream Big’, was the brainchild of noted American artist Pete Fecteau and gained him a lot of attention in 2010. Fecteau used a computer draft as his blueprint, spending 40 hours and 4,242 sub-units in the construction of the portrait. What were the sub-units used? Image in the next slide.
  8. 8.  The following images represent a ‘before-after’ scenario. What ‘insanely creative solution to a problem’ is the difference between both the images? Images follow.
  9. 9. Before
  10. 10. After
  11. 11. This was considered subliminal advertising (at its very bestthough) for Marlboro and raked up a storm following which Ferrari dropped the barcode symbol as well
  12. 12.  British novelist-playwright Simon Armitage composed a few poems, inspired by the Hay Festival. One of them is given below: The Rickshaw: “The journey from town was a smooth one, but the view was complete buttocks.” What name did the media give to these poems?
  13. 13.  Since 2003, well known photographer Michael Marten has travelled around the British coast to snap up identical views at high and low tide, six or 18 hours apart. What name meaning ‘a radical change or transformation’ did he assign to his project? Images in the next 2 slide.
  14. 14.  Laurence Olivier is one of only a few actors, along with David Garrick, Henry Irving, Ben Jonson and Sybil Thorndike to have been accorded this honor (in 1989). He also shares this honor with some of the people he portrayed in theatre and film, including King Henry V, General John Burgoyne and Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding. What are we talking about?
  15. 15.  Turkish Airlines very recently granted X a handpicked crew, made up of 20 female flight attendants, to accompany the members of X during their flights. This was because the male flight attendants constantly asked for autographs and other paraphernalia from the members of X, which eventually became a problem for the accompanying officials. X please.
  16. 16.  X is the term given for a pair of consecutive numbers n and n+1 such that the sums of the prime factors of n and n+1 are equal. The term was coined by famous number theorist Carl Pomerance who first noticed this for the pair of numbers 714 and 715 which were in news thanks to an event that happened on April 8, 1974. Identify X or the event.
  17. 17.  From an article about an ad campaign by Toyota: “The X is a once in a lifetime event and Toyota is taking advantage of it in a way that isnt terribly obvious. They could single-handedly put an end to an entire genre of television truck demos. If Chevy or Ford shows an ad of their trucks pulling something heavy, all Toyota has to do is point to this. "We just pulled the X through Los Angeles." Way, way more dramatic and convincing than anything the other manufacturers could tow behind their rigs.” The model being used to pull X is the Tundra Y and Toyota has even set up a website for people to monitor the progress on a daily basis (images in the next 2 slides). Just identify X and Y.
  18. 18.  This brainchild of French sculptor Pierre Vivant was conceived in 1998. It came up on the site of a struggling member of the genus Platanus (and imitated the natural landscape of the other adjacent members of the genus) and was supposed to be a reflection of the intense activity at the nearby Stock Exchange, but this proved to be too expensive to put into practice. What are we talking about? Image of the tree in the next slide.
  19. 19.  There are 1366 of them currently and are named so because people sat in assigned chairs in the hall where the day’s proceedings happened. The term lost its literal meaning in 1871 with the advent of a new set of working rules. They are a highly sought-after commodity with the most expensive inflation-adjusted sale being in 1929 for $625,000 (which, today, would be over $6 million). What are we talking about?
  20. 20.  Pictured is a two-handed longsword which was in vogue in Scotland in the medieval ages. Typically hand-and-a-half in length, it was the mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries. It is characterized by a cross hilt of forward-sloping quillons with quatrefoil terminations. What modern-day weapon, with an effective range of 50 m and a kill zone arc of 60 degrees in front (with the iconic inscription Front Toward Enemy on it), is named after this sword? Image in the next slide.
  21. 21.  Connect.
  22. 22.  Robert Glenn Johnson or Junior Johnson as he is popularly known was one of the earliest superstars of NASCAR. Nicknamed The last American Hero, he learnt driving by running moonshine for his father, i.e. delivering illegal liquor to customers. Many a time, he was confronted by police officers and had to make his escape by throwing the car into second gear, cocking the wheel, and then stepping on the accelerator. He is widely credited for popularizing this technique that supposedly originated in the Prohibition Era. Name the technique. What happens when it is successfully executed?
  23. 23.  The jibe : “Only 63 percent of them followed him.” The reply : “Indeed, not all of them followed me. Only the weak ones didnt follow.” Explain the context and the jibe.
  24. 24.  This DC Comics character made his only appearance in Superman Volume 2, #179 (August 2002). He is the self- proclaimed protector of Harlem, New York, using his ability to alter density and gravity of himself and others to protect the community. He accuses Superman of ignoring Harlem and the black community. He also tells Superman that he is named after two of his heroes, one a religious personality and the other a crusader for the rights of blacks. Just name the character. Image in the next slide.
  25. 25.  List-It Written Round 5 points for every correct variable Bonus of 10 points for getting everything
  26. 26.  The Rajdhani Express runs between New Delhi and other important destinations in India, especially state capitals. Currently, there are 13 cities that are connected by the Rajdhani Express to New Delhi. Name all. 13X5 + Bonus of 10 = 75 points in total.
  27. 27. 1. Kolkata (Howrah – 2, Sealdah – 1 )2. Mumbai (2)3. Patna4. Bhubaneshwar (2)5. Guwahati/Dibrugarh (3)6. Ranchi (2)7. Bilaspur8. Ahmedabad9. Jammu10. Bangalore (2)11. Hyderabad12. Chennai13. Trivandrum
  28. 28.  Anagrams Written round 10 questions Each question will feature an anagram, the anagram itself a pointer towards the identity of the answer Each anagram will be accompanied by a factual clue 5 points for solving each anagram, 5 points for explaining each factual clue Total points in the round = 10x10 + Bonus of 10 for getting everything = 110 points
  29. 29.  Ascend in Paris Famously walked in an Angolan region filled with ________ and championed the signing of Ottawa Treaty aimed at eliminating __________ around the world.
  30. 30.  Top machine, pals! Los Angeles Raiders beating Washington Redskins 38-9 on Jan 22, 1984 in Super Bowl XVIII.
  31. 31.  The tale of candy-o-holic character Upcoming feature (June 2013) at London Palladium - written by Scottish playwright David Greig, directed by Sam Mendes.
  32. 32.  Big Sir ran longer better "While Lots wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back, I am probably the only one ever turned into bronze for looking back."
  33. 33.  Utopia in vocal art Made a new beginning at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome, on July 7, 1990 – the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final.
  34. 34.  Is manic, loves blood An engineering vehicle operator named Ljubisav Dokic charged his wheel loader at the Radio Television Building, but it was another type of vehicle that found mention, only out of convenience.
  35. 35.  Senile Hitler fan Most famous creation had 2 parts: - Festival of Nations - Festival of Beauty
  36. 36.  Fix worst, dim PC OS now! Alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  37. 37.  Countries noises go on TV Madras-born English man established a record this year in ‘The Land of Fire’.
  38. 38.  Age turn face horrid? O, pity! Triad of symptoms combining dysmorphophobia, narcissistic character traits, and arrests in psychic maturation.
  39. 39.  Ascend in Paris Famously walked in an Angolan region filled with ________ and championed the signing of Ottawa Treaty aimed at eliminating __________ around the world.
  40. 40.  Top machine, pals! Los Angeles Raiders beating Washington Redskins 38-9 on Jan 22, 1984 in Super Bowl XVIII.
  41. 41. Video removedLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8
  42. 42.  The tale of candy-o-holic character Upcoming feature (June 2013) at London Palladium - written by Scottish playwright David Greig, directed by Sam Mendes.
  43. 43.  Big Sir ran longer better "While Lots wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back, I am probably the only one ever turned into bronze for looking back."
  44. 44.  Utopia in vocal art Made a new beginning at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome, on July 7, 1990 – the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final.
  45. 45.  Is manic, loves blood An engineering vehicle operator named Ljubisav Dokic charged his wheel loader at the Radio Television Building, but it was another type of vehicle that found mention, only out of convenience.
  46. 46.  Senile Hitler fan Most famous creation had 2 parts: - Festival of Nations - Festival of Beauty
  47. 47.  Fix worst, dim PC OS now! Alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  48. 48.  Countries noises go on TV Madras-born English man established a record this year in ‘The Land of Fire’.
  49. 49.  Age turn face horrid? O, pity! Triad of symptoms combining dysmorphophobia, narcissistic character traits, and arrests in psychic maturation.
  50. 50.  Dry Round 18 questions Infinite Pounce 10 points for every correct answer Minus 5 points for every wrong answer
  51. 51.  Mark Gruenwald was an American comic book writer-editor and had a long association with Marvel Comics. He passed away in 1996 as a result of a heart attack, but left a very interesting final wish before his death. This wish was honored in the first printing of the trade paperback compilation of his 1985-86 mini-series, Squadron Supreme. This also prompted Gruenwald’s widow, Catherine, to write in the book’s foreword, “He has truly become one with the story.” What was the wish?
  52. 52.  Dr. Francis Schwarze of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology was in news a few years back for a concept called “mycowood” wherein he treated tree species like the Norway Spruce and Sycamore with fungi like Physisporinus vitreus, a type of white rot, and Xylaria longipes, commonly known as Dead Moll’s Fingers. This gradually degraded the cell walls of the wood, thinning them rather than destroying them completely. When the fungi had done their work, the planks were treated with a gas that killed the infection. The exercise was aimed at beating the finesse of an enterprise that supposedly thrived thanks to a cold spell in Europe in the late 17th - early 18th centuries. Dr. Schwarze succeeded and a 2009 blind trial by noted expert in the field Matthew Trusler rated his work better than its 300-year old predecessor. What are we talking about?
  53. 53.  It is a central European dance and music genre that originated in 19th century Bohemia. The meanings attributed to the name are many and include – half, woman of a particular European country, field etc. This style was a big source of inspiration for the Strauss family and influenced many a composition of theirs. The dance, however, has also given a clothing pattern its name and this was because of the dances popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable. Which clothing pattern, one which a certain Richard Virenque has made his own?
  54. 54.  Visions of Science is an annual photographic competition sponsored by Novartis and the Daily Telegraph newspaper, with prize money totaling £8500. It seeks images that bring science to life, cast a new light on some aspect of science, or explain scientific research or natural phenomena. Pictured is the 2003 prize winner, a creation of freelance photographic artist Gina Glover, made using pairs of socks. It also appeared on the front cover of Nature magazine. What is the photograph based on? (Exact answer required) Image in the next slide.
  55. 55.  The total length is over 1,000 feet and has about 1,200 working units. These units are variously classified as oarsmen (move back and forth), jets and shooters (super and extreme). The entity is active every 30 minutes from 3 pm to 7 pm, and every 15 minutes from 7 pm to midnight, the activity hampered only by high winds. The whole set-up is located in a water body covering an area of 8 acres. What are we talking about?
  56. 56.  The travelling salesman problem is a problem studied in operations research and theoretical computer science, with vast applications in everything from airline scheduling to computer chip design to reconstructing genomes. The problem goes like this - Given a list of cities and their pairwise distances, the task is to find the shortest possible route that visits each city exactly once and returns to the origin city. By what other name is the problem known? OR What is the source of the alternate name for the problem?
  57. 57.  It began on 11 July, 1972 and lasted till 31 Aug, 1972. The location was the worlds northernmost capital of a sovereign state. The surrender came via a telephone call and brought to an end a draught of 78 years. What are we talking about?
  58. 58.  Dr. Pepper advertisements in the late noughties (2009 onwards) have featured celebrities like Andre Romelle Young, Julius Erving, Gene Simmons, Neil Patrick Harris, Kelsey Grammer etc. The logic behind using these people to endorse the beverage is linked to the marketing slogan of Dr. Pepper. All these ads end with the celebrity stating, “Trust me. <Blanked out>”, an obvious reference to the slogan. So, what connects these celebrities? OR What has been blanked out?
  59. 59. All of them are connected to the word “doctor” Andre R Young = Dr. Dre  Julius ‘Doctor’ Erving Gene Simmons wrote The Kiss’ song “Calling Dr. Love”  Harris/Grammer played fictional doctors on screen Video removed Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45CtQxlvnhM
  60. 60.  Ascalon was the name given to the custom-built Avro York used as a personal transport aircraft and flying conference room by Winston Churchill during the latter part of WWII. The name Ascalon is derived from an object that was crucial to a legend to which the following locations have staked claim- Silene, Libya/ the fictional city of Lasia/ Wormingford, Essex etc. The legend describes a Cappadocian saving a princess named Sabra and the consequent baptism of around 15,000 men and children. What legend? OR What is the Ascalon? Image in the next slide.
  61. 61.  Interviewer: “How did this lore about Y spread across the US?” Expert named Viturello: “It was very much a hive-mind kind of thing, something that all kids did, and many still do on modern cartridge based systems. Prior to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) I don’t recall people doing it with Atari or any other cartridge-based hardware that predated the NES. I suppose it has a lot to do with the placebo effect. US NES hardware required, on most games, optimal connection across up to 72 pins as well as communication with a security lock-out chip. The theory that X could be a legitimate inhibitor and that Y was the solution, still sounds silly to me when I say it out loud.” Expert from an interview about a problem caused by X and whether Y was indeed the solution. Even though Y is widely followed, NES state on their website ‘Do not Y. It can corrode and contaminate the pin connectors.’ X, Y and the problem please.
  62. 62.  Marc L. Moskowitz, an Anthropologist at the University of South Carolina, famously released a documentary in 2011 titled Dancing For The Dead. The venture focused on a tradition in Taiwan. The documentary also has the locals variously explaining the tradition. Reasons given are:  Some say it is because new ghosts get picked on by older ghosts so the tradition was to distract the older ones to let the newer ones get used to his environment.  The deceased enjoyed it when alive  If more people attended, more honor was given to the deceased. So, this was to bribe people to turn up What Taiwanese tradition are we talking about?
  63. 63.  It was the most famous comet of its day and considered to be the brightest ever witnessed, shining on for 7 successive days in 44 B.C. Its appearance became a powerful tool for political propaganda during the period. The seven-day visitation was also viewed by the witnesses as a sign of the deification of X, in whose honor the comet is named. This parabolic comet (a comet that returns less frequently than every 200 years) is believed to have disintegrated. What was the event that prompted X to be associated with this comet?
  64. 64.  This event, that happens on the 10th of December every year, was cancelled for the first and only time in its history in 1979. The total cost of the event was $7,000 with about 135 people on the guest list. X, the person in whose honor the event was organized, requested that the $7,000 be put to better use and got it sent to X’s organization which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 active members in over 125 countries. Identify the event. Name X. A memorial to X in Macedonia is pictured in the next slide.
  65. 65.  Aerodium is a company based in Sigulda, Latvia and captured public imagination during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin with their flagship product. Aerodium, in 1979, also became the first company to customize this product to suit humans. Pictured is the product being used to promote the movie Superman Returns. Also pictured is a horizontal variant of this product that was helped power a 1903 demonstration in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. What product does Aerodium specialize in? What 1903 event are we talking about? Images in the next two slides.
  66. 66.  Pictured is the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, the national indoor arena of Sweden and the largest hemispherical building in the world. It is primarily used for ice hockey games and musical concerts and has a maximum seating capacity of 16,000 spectators. However, a more significant use of the structure would be as the central location in a project started by 2 Swedes Nils Brenning and Gosta Gahm in 1998. The other primary locations in this project include:  The Stockholm City Museum,  Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm,  Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm,  Morby Centrum - a shopping centre in Danderyd, a suburb of Stockholm  Arlanda Airport in Marsta  Celsius Square in Uppsala  Furuviks Park in Gavle  By the river Soderhamnsan in Soderhamn What is this project?
  67. 67.  Google Scholar’s motto is something that has been widely interpreted as a sarcastic attack on the person who discovered the law of elasticity and coined the term ‘cell’ (as he was of slight build and suffered a lot because of severe kyphosis) rather than a statement of modesty. What is the motto?
  68. 68.  Pictured is a still from a 2008 stage play performed to a packed audience at Palakkad Town Hall. The play was based on a 1965 work, but the surprising bit was that KPAC Lalitha appeared on stage as the heroine. Just name the play/work. Image on the next slide.
  69. 69.  Nuwara Eliya is a town located in the Central province of Sri Lanka. It is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the tea industry. The topography of the town is such that black soil forms the top layer here. One of the most famous attractions of the town is temple pictured (situated very close to the Haggala Botanical Garden), which supposedly was built in memory of a person who was held prisoner in the area. What reason is attributed to the black color of the soil in Nuwara Eliya? Image in the next slide.
  70. 70.  Theme Round Closed theme Non-exhaustive 11 questions 5 points for every correct answer Points scheme for the theme > 1-2  +25 > 3-4  +20 > 5-6  +15 > 7-8  +10 > 9-11  +5 Uniform negative of minus 5 throughout for wrong attempts at the theme Unlimited attempts at the theme Links to the theme could be in the question/answer/lateral
  71. 71. Scenes from September 15, 2012. What is being re-enacted/commemorated here? Video removedLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-_vNfA-ypc
  72. 72.  The driver X started his career (in 2010) with team Y, which at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix set the unenviable record of having the maximum number of starts (39) without scoring a single point. X is pictured doing a demonstration drive in a Lotus car at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix which he had received as a gift at the 2004 San Marino Grand Prix. Name X and Y. What is special about the car pictured? Images in the next 2 slides.
  73. 73.  Company X was established with an investment of Rs.295 in Kolkata in 1892 and in 1921 became the first company East of the Suez to use gas ovens. One of their most memorable promotions was an event Y that took place at the Brabourne Stadium in December 2001, and was Indias most successful promotional activity of the year. The company itself was in the control of the man pictured for a few years from the late 80s till his death in 1995, and this ownership contributed to his popular nickname Z. Solve for X, Y and Z. Image in the next slide.
  74. 74.  Upon its completion in 1967, it was the largest statue in the world, most record holders since have been ones related to a particular religion. The location in 2006 saw the reburial of a former textile factory director, who was initially buried in Kiev, as it was his dying wish to be buried here. This person was immortalized in a 1973 William Craig book that was made into a 2001 movie. Identify the statue. Name the religion. Who was reburied here in 2006? Images in the next slide.
  75. 75.  The image features an ad for Nippon Paint, while the video is Nike’s ‘Chamber of Fear’ ad inspired by Bruce Lee flicks and featuring LeBron James. Both these ads invited heavy criticism and faced bans in an Asian country. Why were these ads banned? Image in the next slide. Video removed Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22VEviS-Os
  76. 76.  This theoretical project titled ‘X’s Breast’ is a brainchild of American artist Janet Echelman . The title and the project itself is a nod in the direction of a 1830 creation Y. The project involves the use of knotted synthetic fiber for draping over the I.M. Pei Pyramid at the Louvre Museum. Name X and Y. Image in the next slide.
  77. 77.  “I had a conversation with Vishal Dadlani, around a month ago, where I pleaded him to take out the objectionable words from the song. This doesnt seem to be a mistake, its deliberate. Then he tweeted that Tejinder Bagga is threatening him. Then we thought probably he is seeking some cheap publicity, so we kept silence for one month before filing a police case. We want punishment for such people. Vishal said you remove dengue, malaria from the country and I will remove these words from the song, then I asked him ‘is there any country in this world which is devoid of diseases, but is it fair to make any disease the identity of that country.’” This is Tejinder Bagga of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (and the Prashant Bhushan assault case fame) speaking, after filing a PIL against a 2012 Hindi movie with a story that deals with a plan to turn the city where the movie is set into the equivalent of a Chinese metropolis. Just name the movie and the controversial song.
  78. 78.  This poster of X knocking out Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio on July 4, 1919, to become “Champion of the World”, today hangs in the Great Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. The artist Y who created this poster was supposedly the highest paid magazine illustrator in America at his peak. Y, however, is most famous for a work Z that was inspired by the cover of London Opinion, on 5 September 1914, featuring the then British Secretary of State. Solve for X, Y and Z. Image in the next slide.
  79. 79.  These stamps released on 1 March 1843, were the second ever in the world (after the Penny Black that was conceived three years earlier). The country (that issued these stamps) has a synonym derived from a Gaulish tribe inhabiting the area before the Roman conquest in 1st century B.C. This name also appears on all its stamps today. Name the stamps pictured. Also gimme the synonym/name of the tribe. Image on the next slide.
  80. 80.  What is the Singaporean slang for a patient who has intractable vomiting?
  81. 81.  X is the only bird in the world with external nostrils at the tip of its long beak. In proportion to its body size, X lays a bigger egg than almost any other bird, equaling about 20% of its body mass. The World Wars contributed to the bird becoming recognized worldwide thanks to Y, a 1906 initiative by William Ramsay. What are X and Y?
  82. 82. Scenes from September 15, 2012. What is being re-enacted/commemorated here? Video removedLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-_vNfA-ypc
  83. 83.  Marked the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence Re-enacted by the President of Mexico (Felipe Calderon in this case) every Sep 15, the Mexican Independence Day
  84. 84.  The driver X started his career (in 2010) with team Y, which at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix set the unenviable record of having the maximum number of starts (39) without scoring a single point. X is pictured doing a demonstration drive in a Lotus car at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix which he had received as a gift at the 2004 San Marino Grand Prix. Name X and Y. What is special about the car pictured? Images in the next 2 slides.
  85. 85.  Company X was established with an investment of Rs.295 in Kolkata in 1892 and in 1921 became the first company East of the Suez to use gas ovens. One of their most memorable promotions was an event Y that took place at the Brabourne Stadium in December 2001, and was Indias most successful promotional activity of the year. The company itself was in the control of the man pictured for a few years from the late 80s till his death in 1995, and this ownership contributed to his popular nickname Z. Solve for X, Y and Z. Image in the next slide.
  86. 86.  Upon its completion in 1967, it was the largest statue in the world, most record holders since have been ones related to a particular religion. The location in 2006 saw the reburial of a former textile factory director, who was initially buried in Kiev, as it was his dying wish to be buried here. This person was immortalized in a 1973 William Craig book that was made into a 2001 movie. Identify the statue. Name the religion. Who was reburied here in 2006? Images in the next slide.
  87. 87.  The image features an ad for Nippon Paint, while the video is Nike’s ‘Chamber of Fear’ ad inspired by Bruce Lee flicks and featuring LeBron James. Both these ads invited heavy criticism and faced bans in an Asian country. Why were these ads banned? Image in the next slide. Video removed Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22VEviS-Os
  88. 88.  This theoretical project titled ‘X’s Breast’ is a brainchild of American artist Janet Echelman . The title and the project itself is a nod in the direction of a 1830 creation Y. The project involves the use of knotted synthetic fiber for draping over the I.M. Pei Pyramid at the Louvre Museum. Name X and Y. Image in the next slide.
  89. 89.  “I had a conversation with Vishal Dadlani, around a month ago, where I pleaded him to take out the objectionable words from the song. This doesnt seem to be a mistake, its deliberate. Then he tweeted that Tejinder Bagga is threatening him. Then we thought probably he is seeking some cheap publicity, so we kept silence for one month before filing a police case. We want punishment for such people. Vishal said you remove dengue, malaria from the country and I will remove these words from the song, then I asked him ‘is there any country in this world which is devoid of diseases, but is it fair to make any disease the identity of that country.’” This is Tejinder Bagga of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (and the Prashant Bhushan assault case fame) speaking, after filing a PIL against a 2012 Hindi movie with a story that deals with a plan to turn the city where the movie is set into the equivalent of a Chinese metropolis. Just name the movie and the controversial song.
  90. 90. Video removedLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CuIax5CMB4
  91. 91.  This poster of X knocking out Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio on July 4, 1919, to become “Champion of the World”, today hangs in the Great Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. The artist Y who created this poster was supposedly the highest paid magazine illustrator in America at his peak. Y, however, is most famous for a work Z that was inspired by the cover of London Opinion, on 5 September 1914, featuring the then British Secretary of State. Solve for X, Y and Z. Image in the next slide.
  92. 92.  These stamps released on 1 March 1843, were the second ever in the world (after the Penny Black that was conceived three years earlier). The country (that issued these stamps) has a synonym derived from a Gaulish tribe inhabiting the area before the Roman conquest in 1st century B.C. This name also appears on all its stamps today. Name the stamps pictured. Also gimme the synonym/name of the tribe. Image on the next slide.
  93. 93.  What is the Singaporean slang for a patient who has intractable vomiting?
  94. 94.  X is the only bird in the world with external nostrils at the tip of its long beak. In proportion to its body size, X lays a bigger egg than almost any other bird, equaling about 20% of its body mass. The World Wars contributed to the bird becoming recognized worldwide thanks to Y, a 1906 initiative by William Ramsay. What are X and Y?
  95. 95. 1. Miguel Hidalgo – Mexico2. Hispania – Spain3. Britannia – Great Britain4. Motherland – Russia5. Dragon – China6. Marianne – France7. Bharat Mata – India8. Uncle Sam – USA9. Helvetia – Switzerland10. Merlion – Singapore11. Kiwi – New Zealand
  96. 96. NATIONAL PERSONIFICATIONS
  97. 97.  Differential Scoring Answers to be written down and shown to the QM after each question 8 questions Points Scheme 1-2 teams - +20 3-4 teams - +15 5-6 teams - +10 Minus 5 points for wrong attempts Multiple attempts allowed
  98. 98.  This term coined by William Murdoch, famous Scottish engineer, is a misnomer as it refers to a container and not a measuring instrument. There were over 550 of them in Britain in the late 90s, but Transco, the company that operated them, wanted them demolished as they were not required due to technological advances in the field. They also provide the backdrop to a famous English sporting location, but are today being blamed for the public health risks they pose. What are we talking about? Also, identify the sporting location.
  99. 99.  Godrej and Boyce was the first Indian firm to manufacture and market a particular office item (in the 1950s). Jawaharlal Nehru described this item as a symbol of Indias emerging independence and industrialization. However, in 2011, the Godrej and Boyce factory in Mumbai shut shop, and was the last company left in the world that was still manufacturing this item. What item?
  100. 100.  Which subsidiary of Amazon.com is named after the previous version of the structure pictured so as to draw a parallel between the structure and the potential of the Internet to become something similar?
  101. 101.  The Aarne-Thompson Classification System was published by Antti Aarne in 1910 and later translated, revised, and enlarged by Stith Thompson in 1927 and again in 1961. The system is considered the most valuable tool in the analysis of _________ as it helps identify recurring patterns in the structures of traditional _________. The sections in the system include Wild Animals, Domestic animals, Wife, Husband, Heaven, The Devil, Robbers and Murderers, Fool, Fate, Religion etc. Fill in the blanks.
  102. 102. Apparatus used in a project that happened about 100 years back. What did this project help establish?
  103. 103.  “...I was blinking at his beard when suddenly I became aware of two surprisingly male, hairy arms going around me. I panicked, and shot up the stairs, apologizing all the way. I flew out into the open air, and ran as fast as I could to Prudence’s room...I blurted out something about the cave, and arms, and beard, and she said, ‘It’s an honor to be touched by a holy many after meditation, a tradition.’” Who is speaking? What thus came to an end, according to one version?
  104. 104.  This country has the largest proportion of indigenous people in its continent, making up around two-thirds of the population. This fact was honored in 2009 by changing the official name of the country to the "Plurinational State of _________" under the new constitution. The original name was proposed in 1825 by congressman Manuel Martin Cruz when he said: “If from Romulus comes Rome, then from X comes _________ .” Just fill in the blanks.
  105. 105.  Gregory Clark is an American economist most famous for his theory of economic history that chronicles the divide between rich and poor nations that came about as a result of the Industrial Revolution. He explains this through his 2008 book pictured, by arguing that it was deep cultural changes and not exploitation, geography, or resources that led to this divide. The book was named as a pun on another famous 1929 book that is based on the author’s experiences of serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War. So, what did Clark name his book? Image in the next slide.

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