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  • 1.   Quiz by Matti
  • 2. • 35 Written Questions • The quiz master has been away from quizzing for close to 1.5 years, so please bear with the quality of questions
  • 3. This company was started by Courtney Graham and Keith Larkin, pilots on the rolls of United Airlines. They started out to solve the problem that plauged the airline industry in the 1950’s and 60’s. Pilots had to use large cumbersome headsets that were hindering their operations and hence they decided to design one which was small and light weight. The name of the company is an indication of its beginnings in the aviation industry. Identify the company?
  • 4. Which is the only NFL team to be named after a poem?
  • 5. Shown here is a small monument situated inside Gandhi Mandapam. To whom is this monument dedicated?
  • 6. Bodhidharma is supposed to have plucked his own eyes off in a fit of anger as he dozed off when he was meditating. These eyes are supposed to have transformed into something that wards off sleep. What did they transform into?
  • 7. The picture shows a stamp released by the Indian government in October 2004. The stamp honours the bravery of the 2 people in the first war of Indian Independence in 1801. The two people depicted in this stamp also supported X , who fought against the British. In fact X consulted these 2 while planning a lot of his campaigns. After X’s fall they gave asylum to his brother. Identify the 2 depicted on the stamp and also X
  • 8. Vatapatrasayi is a name given to Lord Krishna. The name is basically a description of the Lord’s posture when he is resting. ( For e.g Ananthasayana refers to the lord resting on Ananthasesha ). 1. A brand from Chennai has been using this pose on their packaging for ages and is quite famous in Tamilnadu. 2. One of the places where Krishna is worshipped in this form has also become a very noticeable insignia. Id the brand and the famous insignia?
  • 9. The person on this pic is Edie Freedman. She blogs about animal conservation and endangered animals that need to be protected. Her interest on animals and their habitats began with a design assignment she carried out in the mid 1980’s. She looked at some 19th century engravings of animals and got inspired by them. Her designs became a big hit and she slowly started researching more on animals for her work and learnt about the problems they faced. Where will you find Edie Freedman’s designs?
  • 10. Where is Obama standing or what is the significance of this pic?
  • 11. A painting depicting a supposed meeting between X & Y, somewhere in Afghanistan in the 1500’s. X was imprisoned by Y and subsequently released after learning about his greatness. Z shown in pic was X’s follower and his name is a transaltion of “Does not Die”. Many in Z’s family were dying and Z contacted X for help and X is supposed to have blessed him, naming him Z. Also Id W , seated next to Y X Y Z W
  • 12. What is this phenomenon called?
  • 13. Shown here in this pic is the Great Britain Fed Cup team. The captain’s face has been masked. Id the captain
  • 14. This is picture of Sir Calidore attacking the _____ Beast from the fantasy story “The Faerie Queen”. The name of the beast was supposed to mean a thousand tongued beast from hell, but over time morphed into its ccurrent usage. Fill in the blank
  • 15. Shown in the pic is Sanat Kumar, a chemical engineer from Columbia University, What is he trying to show here?
  • 16. Identify all three
  • 17. A common surname of Portuguese origin, arises from the name this tree. The surname travelled to Portuguese colonies all over and one can find this surname in Goa, Sri Lanka etc. What surname?
  • 18. All the movie posters shown are inspired from the same painting. Identify the painting?
  • 19. During World War II, the US secretary of Navy, Frank Knox was worried about coping with the German U boats. He didn’t have a clue about how to spot them let alone destroy them. He reached out to X for help as he had heard some good things about them in the recent past. X helped design a sensor that could capture the U boats brief burst radio communication thereby enabling the US Navy to spot the U boats. By the end of the war X had a flourishing business with the US Navy. Id X
  • 20. This was a pic that was taken on 15th April 2013 during the MLB season. What has been blanked out?
  • 21. This phrase which is now a standard on all TV serials was first introduced in 1982 by Steven Bocho’s seminal 1982 police series Hill street Blues. Equivalent phrases to this existed earlier, but it was this particular series that made it a standard for the industry. What 2 word phrase am I referring to?
  • 22. Identify the lyricist and the singer?
  • 23. This is a special edition of Fiat’s Bravo line of cars. Buyers will get a new car with some scratch marks, but FIAT still expects these to do brisk sales. Put funda?
  • 24. Dr.Donald Perry was a graduate student studying the rain forests of central America. He wanted to survey the treetops in quick and efficient manner. He came up with something to make his job easier. This idea was covered on the covers of Smithsonian magazine, Scientific American and he ended up starting a company using this idea. What did Dr. Donald Perry come up with?
  • 25. The origin of this logo reflect the entity’s beginnings as a water supply company. In 1960 when the company decided to change its logo, this fact was unearthed and the logo is supposed to represent the primitive water pipes that were laid using hollow wooden logs for more than 2000 customers in lower Manhattan. Which company’s logo am I talking abt?
  • 26. In the year 2007 the sale of pencils in Britain shot up by over 700%. The same surge was seen in most other countries. What was the reason for the sudden spike in the sale of pencils?
  • 27. Shown here is the poster of a 2004 French film. The protagonist in the story is a small boy who is sent to live with his grand father in the French Alps after his mother disappears during an excursion in the same place. The boy accidently discovers the remains of an incident from the 1950’s when searching for his mother. What is the name of the movie?
  • 28. The style of the paintings shown above refer to the audience for whom these were done. What are these paintings known as?
  • 29. Fill in the blank “ For thirty years her reign of peace, The land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young. Yea, even the children at their mothers feet Are taught such homely rhyming to repeat "In latter days from Brahma came, To rule our land, a noble Dame, Kind was her heart, and bright her fame, And _______ was her honoured name
  • 30. This keerthanai by Patnam Subramania Iyer was written as a salutation to Lord Shiva at Thiruvayyaru. Siva is called by a certain name in Thiruvayyaru as it is the confluence of 5 tributaries of Cauvery. It is difficult to find this particular keerthanai on the net. However, this kerthanai would be known to Tamil film aficionados as it makes an appearance in a famous Tamil movie. Identify the name by which Siva is worshipped here and also the movie?
  • 31. Simon Taufel in his recent MCC memorial lecture, mentioned an incident from his debut Test match. He was going out on the field with his counterpart and asked him “Which ends do we go to”. The reply was “I don’t care which end you want, but I am going to that end!!!”. Who was his counterpart?
  • 32. The person who suggested these was Carl Khandalawalla an eminent critic and connoisseur of art. Khandalawalla’s suggestion were based on the brief that of the two selections, one should denote prosperity through industry and the other prosperity through agriculture. Carl Khandalawalla was recommended by J R D Tata. Based on Carl Khandalawalla’s proposal bids were invited and Shri Ram Kinkar Baij’s designs were selected. The project however took longer to complete and even after completion there were complaints about nudity. What is being referred to here?
  • 33. Shown in pic is a Roman God. He is generally depicted on stones to demarcate properties, boundaries etc. Identify this Roman God?
  • 34. Kano Jiagro (1860-1938)is the founder of the martial art Judo and is also credited with innovations such as white and black belts in Judo. A pic of Kano Jiagaro is shown in the following slide. However there is another iconic pic in which we can find Kano Jigaro(inconspicuous). He was part of his country's delegation when he was captured in this iconic pic. Which famous sporting legend's historic achievement was being photographed?
  • 35. Captain Subhash Saxena lost his life in an air crash in 1980. Sometime later an Indian magazine issued stamps in his honor in response to the Govt issuing stamps in the honor of another person. Who did the government issue stamps on and which magazine issued stamps of Captain Subhash Saxena?
  • 36. What are these 2 elderly gentlemen trying to do? Where is this pic taken?
  • 37. X is a small ancient village near Thiruchengode in the Namakkal district of Tamilnadu. The Zamin family of X has contributed a large number of leaders to Indian and TN politics A: Chief minister of Madras Presidency from 1926-30, Minister of Police and Home from 1947-1948, India’s first ambassador to Indonesia B: A’s eldest son was a communist party member and later a Congress leader. Minister for steel and mines in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet. Arrested in the famous Madras Conspiracy case. C: A’s second son was a prisoner of war in Italy during 1942. 7th chief of the staff of Indian army. Received the Padma Vibushan in 1970 D: B’s son was a minister in both the Congress and BJP governments. Miffed with the corruption in Congress he moved over to the BJP in 1995. IDENTIFY X,A,B,C,D
  • 38. Shown here are the new and old logos of a company based in the UK. The name of the company is a protected trademark even though it is used as a generic term. The company was founded by Edgar Purnell Hooley in the year 1903 as after he patented his road surfacing material in 1901. Identify the company.
  • 39. This company was started by Courtney Graham and Keith Larkin, pilots on the rolls of United Airlines. They started out to solve the problem that plauged the airline industry in the 1950’s and 60’s. Pilots had to use large cumbersome headsets that were hindering their operations and hence they decided to design one which was small and light weight. The name of the company is an indication of its beginnings in the aviation industry. Identify the company?
  • 40. PLANTRONICS
  • 41. Which is the only NFL team to be named after a poem?
  • 42. Baltimore Ravens: Named after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. Poe spent his last days in Baltimore and is buried there.
  • 43. Shown here is a small monument situated inside Gandhi Mandapam. To whom is this monument dedicated?
  • 44. Mozhipor Mandapam. People who lost their lives in the anti Hindi agitations
  • 45. Bodhidharma is supposed to have plucked his own eyes off in a fit of anger as he dozed off when he was meditating. These eyes are supposed to have transformed into something that wards off sleep. What did they transform into?
  • 46. Tea Leaves
  • 47. The picture shows a stamp released by the Indian government in October 2004. The stamp honours the bravery of the 2 people in the first war of Indian Independence in 1801. The two people depicted in this stamp also supported X , who fought against the British. In fact X consulted these 2 while planning a lot of his campaigns. After X’s fall they gave asylum to his brother. Identify the 2 depicted on the stamp and also X
  • 48. Maruthu Pandiyar X: Veerapandiya Kattaboman
  • 49. Vatapatrasayi is a name given to Lord Krishna. The name is basically a description of the Lord’s posture when he is resting. ( For e.g Ananthasayana refers to the lord resting on Ananthasesha ). 1. A brand from Chennai has been using this pose on their packaging for ages and is quite famous in Tamilnadu. 2. One of the places where Krishna is worshipped in this form has also become a very noticeable insignia. Id the brand and the famous insignia?
  • 50. VaatapatraSaayi means one who sleeps on a banyan tree leaf. The famous Srivilliputhur temple houses Krishna in this form
  • 51. The person on this pic is Edie Freedman. She blogs about animal conservation and endangered animals that need to be protected. Her interest on animals and their habitats began with a design assignment she carried out in the mid 1980’s. She looked at some 19th century engravings of animals and got inspired by them. Her designs became a big hit and she slowly started researching more on animals for her work and learnt about the problems they faced. Where will you find Edie Freedman’s designs?
  • 52. On the cover of O Reilly books
  • 53. Where is Obama standing or what is the significance of this pic?
  • 54. President Obama is pictured at the 'door of no return' as he visits the Maison Des Ecslaves, the gathering point where African slaves were shipped west until the mid-19th century, at Goree Island near Dakar, Senegal
  • 55. A painting depicting a supposed meeting between X & Y, somewhere in Afghanistan in the 1500’s. X was imprisoned by Y and subsequently released after learning about his greatness. Z shown in pic was X’s follower and his name is a transaltion of “Does not Die”. Many in Z’s family were dying and Z contacted X for help and X is supposed to have blessed him, naming him Z. Also Id W , seated next to Y X Y Z W
  • 56. X: Guru Nanak Y: Babur Z: Mardana W:Humayun
  • 57. What is this phenomenon called?
  • 58. Manhattanhenge
  • 59. Shown here in this pic is the Great Britain Fed Cup team. The captain’s face has been masked. Id the captain
  • 60. Judy Murray, Andy Murray’s mom
  • 61. This is picture of Sir Calidore attacking the _____ Beast from the fantasy story “The Faerie Queen”. The name of the beast was supposed to mean a thousand tongued beast from hell, but over time morphed into its ccurrent usage. Fill in the blank
  • 62. Blatant
  • 63. Shown in the pic is Sanat Kumar, a chemical engineer from Columbia University, What is he trying to show here?
  • 64. Explanation as to why Gold has been used as a currency
  • 65. Identify all three
  • 66. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Frank Wooley Alf Grover
  • 67. A common surname of Portuguese origin, arises from the name this tree. The surname travelled to Portuguese colonies all over and one can find this surname in Goa, Sri Lanka etc. What surname?
  • 68. Pereira
  • 69. All the movie posters shown are inspired from the same painting. Identify the painting?
  • 70. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
  • 71. During World War II, the US secretary of Navy, Frank Knox was worried about coping with the German U boats. He didn’t have a clue about how to spot them let alone destroy them. He reached out to X for help as he had heard some good things about them in the recent past. X helped design a sensor that could capture the U boats brief burst radio communication thereby enabling the US Navy to spot the U boats. By the end of the war X had a flourishing business with the US Navy. Id X
  • 72. BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON
  • 73. This was a pic that was taken on 15th April 2013 during the MLB season. What has been blanked out?
  • 74. On 15th April every year, players, coaches and referees wear 42 in honour of Jackie
  • 75. This phrase which is now a standard on all TV serials was first introduced in 1982 by Steven Bocho’s seminal 1982 police series Hill street Blues. Equivalent phrases to this existed earlier, but it was this particular series that made it a standard for the industry. What 2 word phrase am I referring to?
  • 76. The use of the phrase PREVIOSULY ON… to refer to events from the previous episode
  • 77. Identify the lyricist and the singer?
  • 78. Maharajapuram Santhanam Agasthiar
  • 79. This is a special edition of Fiat’s Bravo line of cars. Buyers will get a new car with some scratch marks, but FIAT still expects these to do brisk sales. Put funda?
  • 80. WOLVERINE EDITION
  • 81. Dr.Donald Perry was a graduate student studying the rain forests of central America. He wanted to survey the treetops in quick and efficient manner. He came up with something to make his job easier. This idea was covered on the covers of Smithsonian magazine, Scientific American and he ended up starting a company using this idea. What did Dr. Donald Perry come up with?
  • 82. ZIP LINES
  • 83. The origin of this logo reflect the entity’s beginnings as a water supply company. In 1960 when the company decided to change its logo, this fact was unearthed and the logo is supposed to represent the primitive water pipes that were laid using hollow wooden logs for more than 2000 customers in lower Manhattan. Which company’s logo am I talking abt?
  • 84. The Chase Manhattan company began life as a water supply company and hence the logo was supposed to represent the interlocking water pipes
  • 85. In the year 2007 the sale of pencils in Britain shot up by over 700%. The same surge was seen in most other countries. What was the reason for the sudden spike in the sale of pencils?
  • 86. SUDOKU
  • 87. Shown here is the poster of a 2004 French film. The protagonist in the story is a small boy who is sent to live with his grand father in the French Alps after his mother disappears during an excursion in the same place. The boy accidently discovers the remains of an incident from the 1950’s when searching for his mother. What is the name of the movie?
  • 88. Malabar princess was India’s first commercial aircraft, that crashed in the alps.
  • 89. The style of the paintings shown above refer to the audience for whom these were done. What are these paintings known as?
  • 90. COMPANY STYLE PAINTINGS
  • 91. Fill in the blank “ For thirty years her reign of peace, The land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young. Yea, even the children at their mothers feet Are taught such homely rhyming to repeat "In latter days from Brahma came, To rule our land, a noble Dame, Kind was her heart, and bright her fame, And _______ was her honoured name
  • 92. Ahilya as in Ahilya Bai of Holkar
  • 93. This keerthanai by Patnam Subramania Iyer was written as a salutation to Lord Shiva at Thiruvayyaru. Siva is called by a certain name in Thiruvayyaru as it is the confluence of 5 tributaries of Cauvery. It is difficult to find this particular keerthanai on the net. However, this kerthanai would be known to Tamil film aficionados as it makes an appearance in a famous Tamil movie. Identify the name by which Siva is worshipped here and also the movie?
  • 94. Siva is worshipped as Panchanadeeswarar and the Kirthanai is pancha nadISa pAhimAm The song Maanida Sevai drohama from Unnal Mudiyum Thambi begins with this song and later becomes Maanida Sevai Drohama
  • 95. Simon Taufel in his recent MCC memorial lecture, mentioned an incident from his debut Test match. He was going out on the field with his counterpart and asked him “Which ends do we go to”. The reply was “I don’t care which end you want, but I am going to that end!!!”. Who was his counterpart?
  • 96. The person who suggested these was Carl Khandalawalla an eminent critic and connoisseur of art. Khandalawalla’s suggestion were based on the brief that of the two selections, one should denote prosperity through industry and the other prosperity through agriculture. Carl Khandalawalla was recommended by J R D Tata. Based on Carl Khandalawalla’s proposal bids were invited and Shri Ram Kinkar Baij’s designs were selected. The project however took longer to complete and even after completion there were complaints about nudity. What is being referred to here?
  • 97. THE YAKSHA AND YAKSHINI STATUES OUTSIDE THE RBI BUILDING IN DELHI
  • 98. Shown in pic is a Roman God. He is generally depicted on stones to demarcate properties, boundaries etc. Identify this Roman God?
  • 99. TERMINUS
  • 100. Kano Jiagro (1860-1938)is the founder of the martial art Judo and is also credited with innovations such as white and black belts in Judo. A pic of Kano Jiagaro is shown in the following slide. However there is another iconic pic in which we can find Kano Jigaro(inconspicuous). He was part of his country's delegation when he was captured in this iconic pic. Which famous sporting legend's historic achievement was being photographed?
  • 101. Captain Subhash Saxena lost his life in an air crash in 1980. Sometime later an Indian magazine issued stamps in his honor in response to the Govt issuing stamps in the honor of another person. Who did the government issue stamps on and which magazine issued stamps of Captain Subhash Saxena?
  • 102. Sanjay Gandhi Tughlaq, Cho issued these stamps
  • 103. What are these 2 elderly gentlemen trying to do? Where is this pic taken?
  • 104. Renacting The final problem where Sherlock Holmes falls to his death in the Reichenbach Falls
  • 105. X is a small ancient village near Thiruchengode in the Namakkal district of Tamilnadu. The Zamin family of X has contributed a large number of leaders to Indian and TN politics A: Chief minister of Madras Presidency from 1926-30, Minister of Police and Home from 1947-1948, India’s first ambassador to Indonesia B: A’s eldest son was a communist party member and later a Congress leader. Minister for steel and mines in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet. Arrested in the famous Madras Conspiracy case. C: A’s second son was a prisoner of war in Italy during 1942. 7th chief of the staff of Indian army. Received the Padma Vibushan in 1970 D: B’s son was a minister in both the Congress and BJP governments. Miffed with the corruption in Congress he moved over to the BJP in 1995. IDENTIFY X,A,B,C,D
  • 106. X: Kumaramangalam A: Dr.P Subbarayan B:Mohan Kumaramangalam C: Gen P P Kumaramangalam D: Rangarajan Kumaramangalam
  • 107. Shown here are the new and old logos of a company based in the UK. The name of the company is a protected trademark even though it is used as a generic term. The company was founded by Edgar Purnell Hooley in the year 1903 as after he patented his road surfacing material in 1901. Identify the company.