Round 2: Infinite Bounce Questions pass clockwise +10 for direct
1 This song was copyrighted in 1935 by Summy Company, the publisher of ‘Good Morning to All’. Birch Tree Group was formed to protect and enforce the song’s copyright. In 2008, Warner collected $2 million in royalties for the song. In European Union, the copyright will expire on December 31,2016 and in the United States by 2030. Name this very popular song.
Answer Happy Birthday song
2 This cricket ground was home to the first ever international football match, played between England and Scotland on March 5, 1870 and resulted in a 1-1 draw. England continued to play football occasionally at this ground until 1889. Identify the ground. Look closely at the pic given on the next slide.
Answer The Oval
3 This seal is a certification reserved for wrist watch movements made in the city or canton of X. Although it is concerned mainly with the finishing and decoration of the watch movement, it is considered a high accolade in the industry. Name the seal or the city.
Answer Geneva seal
4 This game originated in India as a game based on morality called VaikuntapaaliorParamapadaSopanam. This game made its way to England, and was eventually introduced in the USA by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943. Moksha Patamu was perhaps invented by Hindu spiritual teachers to teach children about the effects of good deeds as opposed to bad deeds. The moral of the game was that a person can attain salvation through performing good deeds whereas by doing evil one takes rebirth in lower forms of life. Which game am I talking about?
Answer Snakes & Ladders
5 This English word is derived from Hindi and dates to 1762. The Hindi word referred to head massage, usually with some form of hair oil. Similar words also occur in other North Indian languages. The word and the service of head massage were introduced to Britain by a Bengali entrepreneur, Sake Dean Mahomed. He introduced the practice to Basil Cochrane's vapour baths while working in London in the early 19th century, and later, together with his Irish wife, opened "Mahomed's Steam and Vapour Sea Water Medicated Baths" in Brighton, England. Which word?
Answer Shampoo, from champi
6 A common myth is that it was named after a room at CERN, where the original web servers were located. However, Tom S. tells us: "Having visited CERN myself, I can tell you that Room X is not on the fourth floor - the CERN office numbering system doesn't work like that - the first digit usually refers to the building number, and the second two to the office number. But, strangely, there is no room… don't ask me why. Sorry to disappoint you all, but there is no Room X in CERN - it simply doesn't exist, and certainly hasn't been preserved as "the place where the web began". In fact, there is a display about this, including a model of the first NeXT server, but the whole "Room X" thing is just a myth.“ What apparent origin theory is being debunked here?
Answer Room 404
7 In the 17th century, Afghan poet Saib-e-Tabrezi, wrote in praise of Kabul, “Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye, Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, And ___ ___ ___ ___ that hide behind her walls”. Complete the blanks.
Answer A Thousand Splendid Suns
8 The ___ ___ ____ is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies and provides a test of the extent to which market exchange rates result in goods costing the same in different countries. It "seeks to make exchange-rate theory a bit more digestible". Comparison on the following slide might give you a hint.
Five most expensive (as of 4 February 2009) Norway- USD 5.79 Switzerland - USD 5.60 Denmark- USD 5.07 Sweden- USD 4.58 France - USD 4.25 Five most affordable India - USD 1.22 Hong Kong - USD 1.71 People's Republic of China - USD 1.83 Thailand- USD 1.86 Malaysia- USD 1.92
Answer Big Mac Index
9 To be assigned an X number, an author must co-write a mathematical paper with an author with a finite X number. Mr. Paul X has an X number of zero. Anybody else's X number is k + 1 where k is the lowest X number of any coauthor. Identify X.
Answer Erdos number
10 The NBA logo with its silhouetted basketball player was based upon the form of one of the NBA's greatest basketball players. The 14-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion for the LA Lakers has the characteristics that has symbolized the NBA of the 1960-70's. Identify the great sportsman. Pic follows.
Answer Jerry West
11 Where do you find these? Indicative, Non Exhaustive
Answer Wikipedia logo
12 This man began hacking under the name "Mendax". He and two other hackers joined to form a group which they named the International Subversives. The Australian Federal Police became aware of this group and set up "Operation Weather" to investigate their hacking. It took three years to bring the case to court, where he was charged with 31 counts of hacking and related crimes. Despite representing hacking as a victimless crime, he nonetheless pleaded guilty to 25 charges of hacking. Six charges were dropped. He was released on bond for good conduct after being fined A$2100. The judge said "there is just no evidence that there was anything other than sort of intelligent inquisitiveness and the pleasure of being able to surf through these various computers" and stated that he would have gone to jail for up to 10 years if he had not had such a disrupted childhood.
Answer Julian Assange
13 This man was posthumously selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1913, 50 years after his retirement from first-class cricket. Identify
Answer John Wisden himself
Round 3: Tramp Stamp Written round. 8 pictures of famous tattoos. Identify the bearer. +5 for every correct answer 6+ correct answers get +10 bonus Due to the graphic nature this round, it may not be suitable for audiences below 18 years of age.
2 Not quite the sharpest knife in the drawer.
3 Rebel rebel
4 Om Shanti
5 Heart Breaker
7 What now?
8 What tattoo does she have on her back?
Answers The Rock David Beckham Li Na MandiraBedi Jenna Jameson Megan Fox DeepikaPadukone Dragon (LisbethSalander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Round 4: Infinite Bounce Same rules, anti clockwise.
1 The list on the right is a non exhaustive list of the recipients on which award? Morarji Desai and Dilip Kumar are the only two Indian awardees. HM Queen Elizabeth II Josip Broz Tito Dwight Eisenhower Richard Nixon His Highness SayyidKarīm al-Hussaynī Morarji Desai Nelson Mandela Dilip Kumar Li Peng Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Hu Jintao RecepTayyipErdoğan Abdullah Gül
2 This person was subject to rapid alternation of depressed moods with elevated or irritable moods, likely symptoms of bipolar disorder. Lisa Meitner relates that those who were close to him were aware of his bouts of depression and his suicide attempts. On September 5, 1906 he hanged himself during an attack of depression. His tombstone bears the inscription S= k*log W. Identify.
Answer Ludwig Boltzmann
3 This company was started as the Mysore Lac and Paints Limited by the Maharaja of Mysore, Nalvadi KrishnarajaWodeyar in the year 1937 for manufacturing paints and other related products.It became a public sector company when India gained independence in 1947. Its most important product is based on a chemical formula devised by the National Physical Laboratory of India and is a closely guarded secret. Identify the product.
Answer Indelible Ink
4 The X family is a wealthy family intimately connected with the innermost circles of the Saudi royal family. The family was thrown into media spotlight through the activities of one of its members. The financial interests of the X family are represented by the Saudi X Group, a global oil and equity management conglomerate grossing $5 billion annually, and one of the largest construction firms in the Islamic world, with offices in London and Geneva. According to an American diplomat, the X family owns part of Microsoft and Boeing among other companies.Name this family.
Answer Bin Laden Family
5 Lord Mountbatten chose 15th August as the date of Indian independence as it was the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to Allied Forces. However the ceremonies in India started before the midnight . Why?
Answer 15th august was believed to be inauspicious by the Hindus
6 It originated in an American comic book published by Mirage Studios in 1984 in Dover, New Hampshire. The concept arose from a humorous drawing sketched out by Kevin Eastman during a casual evening of brainstorming with his friend Peter Laird. Using money from a tax refund together with a loan from Eastman's uncle, the young artists self-published a single issue comic intended to parody four of the most popular comics of the early 1980s: Marvel Comics' Daredevil and New Mutants, Dave Sim'sCerebus, and Frank Miller's Ronin. The origin of what is being described?
Answer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
7 The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is the body permitted to manufacture or mint coins in the Kingdom. Till 1870 the head of the organization was known as the Master of Mint and a person was appointed usually for life. From 1696, until his death in 1727, this coveted post was held by a person famous for his other works. Identify.
Answer Sir Isaac Newton
8 The Traitorous Eight, are eight men who left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to form Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. Milder terms include the "Fairchild Eight" and the "Shockley Eight." The Eight are Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce and Sheldon Roberts. Their entrepreneurial desires did not end with Fairchild. Like many other Fairchild employees, seven of the eight went on to found various spinoff companies. These spinoffs and their founders are sometimes known as "Fairchildren". Name their most famous spinoff.
Answer Intel, co-founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore
9 In August 18, 1868, Guntur witnessed a complete solar eclipse for about ten minutes. The eclipse attracted many astronomers and scientists to the place. French astronomer Jules Jannsen discovered a bright yellow line with a wavelength of 587.49 nanometers in the spectrum of the chromosphere of the Sun. This lead to the discovery of which element?
Answer Center courts of grand slams named after them Philippe Chatrier Arthur Ashe Rod Laver
11 The origin of this urban legend is unclear. Perhaps it started as an article published in the student newspaper of Drake University in Iowa. The person at the center of it said “Perhaps the rumour started because I haven't been much in the press lately. I have done enough press for a lifetime, and I don't have anything to say these days. I am happy to be with my family and I will work when I work. I was switched on for ten years and I never switched off. Now I am switching off whenever I can. I would rather be a little less famous these days.” Pic on next slide
Answer Paul is dead
Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi) is a painting by Gottfried Helnwien showing the birth of whom, in the manner of a baby Jesus Christ being visited by the Magi?
Answer Adolf Hitler
Round 5: LVC 11 questions, all connected by a common theme Teams can go for the connect at any stage Points are awarded as mentioned on each slide.
+40,-30 This man was a tribal leader and a folk hero, was behind the Millenarian movement that rose in the tribal belt of modern day Bihar and Jharkhand during the British Raj, in the late 19th century making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement.
+35,-20 After India's Independence, this man worked closely with SardarVallabhbhai Patel to secure the sovereignty of Assam against China on the one hand and East Pakistan on the other. He also helped to organize the rehabilitation of millions of Hindu refugees who had fled East Pakistan due to widespread violence and intimidation in the aftermath of Partition. Received Bharat Ratna in 1999.
+20,-15 A legal luminary, he has also authored the book- “Problem of the Rupee” while studying at LSE.
+20,-10 Sarvodaya movement
+15,-10 The man responsible for integration of princely states to India. Popularly known as Iron Man Of India.
+10,0 Sriperumbudur is an industrial town in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in proximity to Chennai. It is famous for being the birth place of Sri Ramanuja, one of the most prominent Hindu Vaishnava saints and also as the death place of a renowned Indian.