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Recsquizzit '08 Mains


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Recsquizzit '08 Mains

  1. 1. RECSQuizzzit MAINS
  2. 2. Oodles of Doodles
  3. 18. <ul><li>Dry Round </li></ul>
  4. 19. Q1 <ul><li>When Guru Nanak was 12 years old his father gave him twenty rupees and asked him to start a business. Guru Nanak bought food with all the money and gave it to the saints and poor. He then told his father that he had done “true business”. What is believed to have been inspired from this incident? </li></ul>
  5. 20. Q2
  6. 21. Q3 <ul><li>In 1788, a nineteen-year-old Welshman, named Thomas P., came to Madras to seek his fortune. At that time banking was his principal business, but he also bought and sold commodities such as Madeira wine, books, real estate and Bengal lottery tickets. The company he started still bears his name and is the second oldest commercial house in India and one of the oldest in the world. As a company, they first began operations in sugar production. It then diversified into fertilisers and other farm inputs. Sulphuric acid was used in the production of these fertilisers and the first ceramic products made by them were jars to store this acid. It is this division that went on to become X in 1952.What is X ? Identify the company. </li></ul>
  7. 22. Q4
  8. 23. Q5 <ul><li>At the age of 7, he moved from Africa to New Jersey. He was kicked out of school for selling weapons. At the age of 18 he was put in jail for being part of a car theft ring. There he began to understand his music abilities and developed an appreciation for his musical background. Real name kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara. Better known as??? </li></ul>
  9. 24. Q6
  10. 25. Q7 <ul><li>When Louis XIV of France wanted to build a new palace to be located in the French countryside in Versailles, Louis's Minister of Economy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, was appointed to construct the facility and display various new technologies in the new palace. One of the technologies to be presented was in order to compete with Venice’s then popular product. What resulted? </li></ul>
  11. 26. Q8
  12. 27. <ul><li>Truly ‘Ad’ly Deeply!!! </li></ul>
  13. 34. <ul><li>A V Round </li></ul>
  14. 47. <ul><li>Sports Round </li></ul>
  15. 48. Q1 <ul><li>X is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. The Surya or Sun Temple, Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira stands out in their grace and architecture. Durand Cup- India’s oldest & world’s third oldest football tournament, recently got a big boost when they were sponsored by X. Who or what is X??? </li></ul>
  16. 49. Q2
  17. 50. Q3 <ul><li>Jan Ulrich, Marco Pantani, __________________, ______________, __________________, ___________________, _______________________, ________________, _______________, Oscar Pereiro, Alberto Contador. Fill in the blank(all blanks have the same name) </li></ul>
  18. 51. Q4
  19. 52. Q5 <ul><li>Euro 2008, will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 June to 29 June 2008. It is the second successful joint bid in the competition's history. Which was the first??? </li></ul>
  20. 53. Q6
  21. 54. Q7 <ul><li>Founded in 1874 they are one of seven original members to have never won the Premier League. They were originally known as Christ Church. The club got their name because they moved to so many different playing fields and headquarters in their early existence that it was suggested that the club should change its name to _______ ___________, and in 1877, the name came into being. What? </li></ul>
  22. 55. Q8
  23. 56. <ul><li>A very famous incident in the world of football and an equally gr8 foto. What resulted out of this???? </li></ul>
  24. 57. <ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>First 4 pics…then for 70 points countdown…every two pics later -10 Negative -5 </li></ul>
  25. 74. <ul><li>Business Round </li></ul>
  26. 75. Q1 <ul><li>‘ We’re Greenpeace, and we want a fresh green _________. Right now, poison ________ full of chemicals (like toxic flame retardants, and polyvinyl chloride) are being sold worldwide. When they’re tossed, they usually end up at the fingertips of children in China, India and other developing-world countries. They dismantle them for parts, and are exposed to a dangerous toxic cocktail that threatens their health and the environment.’ Fill up the blanks. </li></ul>
  27. 76. Q2
  28. 78. Q3 <ul><li>From 1964 to circa 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>it used as its logo, </li></ul><ul><li>a combination of </li></ul><ul><li>the two logos: </li></ul><ul><li>NHM's anchor plus date of </li></ul><ul><li>establishment (1824) </li></ul><ul><li>and the prancing </li></ul><ul><li>horse of Twentsche Bank </li></ul>
  29. 79. <ul><li>In 1990, the logo plus typography and typeface was designed by Landor Associates. The shield symbolises reliability, tradition, protection and security, the colour combination green (turquoise), yellow and grey sets it apart from logos of predecessors and rivals while at the same time being very modern, distinguished and clear. Whose logo??? </li></ul>
  30. 80. Q4
  31. 82. Q5 <ul><li>According to popular belief, long, long ago, there was a sage in India named X who lived in a forest. His hair was matted and he was covered with tree growth after years of meditating in the same place. A young princess was blindfolded and dancing in the forest when her hands touched the hair of the sage. Her father, the king, explained to the sage that it was the custom in his country that a woman could only touch one man in her lifetime. He thus requested the sage to marry to daughter. X asked if he could have two months to prepare for the wedding for he wished to be young again so as to afford his wife conjugal bliss. Thereupon, he developed the recipe for longevity that has remained India's most popular remedy, some say for 2000 years, others since the times of the Vedas. These dayz this is a very famous generic brand name… </li></ul>
  32. 83. Q6 <ul><li>More than 100 years ago, Louis ________ was creating the society named “_______ Frères&quot;. It was the first step of the logo saga. From the next two slides describing this ‘saga’, identify the brand. </li></ul>
  33. 86. Q7
  34. 87. Q8 <ul><li>Early ad for wat???? </li></ul>
  35. 88. <ul><li>Pop Culture </li></ul>
  36. 89. Q1
  37. 91. Q2
  38. 92. Q3
  39. 93. Q4 <ul><li>Kirk Weddle's friends Renata and Rick Elden allowed their son Spencer to be photographed coz stock photographs proved too expensive. In 2001, he recreated the shot for the Rolling Stones magazine to mark the 10th Anniversary of the album. On August 16, 2007, in reference to the fact that his genitals were visible on the original album cover, Elden stated that he felt like a porn star: &quot;It's kind of creepy that that many people have seen me naked. I feel like I'm the world's biggest porn star!&quot; </li></ul>
  40. 94. Q5 <ul><li>It was the last one of its kind. It depicted &quot;X&quot; and &quot;Y&quot; outside in freshly fallen snow, revelling in the wonder and excitement of winter scene </li></ul><ul><li>X : Wow, it really snowed last nite. Isn’t it wonderful? </li></ul><ul><li>Y : everything familiar has disappeared. The world looks brand new </li></ul><ul><li>X : A new year, a fresh clean start </li></ul><ul><li>Y : Its like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on </li></ul><ul><li>X : A day full of possibilities. It’s a magical world. Y ol’ buddy, lets go exploring </li></ul><ul><li>X, Y ??/? </li></ul>
  41. 95. Q6
  42. 96. <ul><li>This 1963 Boris Karloff horror film gave the band Earth a new life. How??? </li></ul>
  43. 97. Q7
  44. 99. <ul><li>Connect 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Countdown start from 50 points. Every two pics later -10. Negative -5 </li></ul>
  45. 110. <ul><li>Derail </li></ul><ul><li>If you know the answer write it down. If its rite, 30 points, challenge (other team also rite only 20 while othr team gets full 30), if both don’t evry team rite it down +10. </li></ul>
  46. 111. Q1 <ul><li>Roman Courts had men swearing not on the Bible but on their _______. This lead to a word used regularly in the legal context. Give that too. </li></ul>
  47. 112. Q2 <ul><li>In an Organoleptic Test, a solution of X extract is diluted with sugar water until the Y is no longer detectable. The solution is tasted by a panel of tasters and the degree of dilution gives it measure on the Scoville scale. The Bhut Jolokia from North-East India has recorded the highest value of about 1 million on this scale. The Y is now measured by a process called the High Performance Liquid Chromatography. What are X and Y? </li></ul>
  48. 113. Q3
  49. 114. <ul><li>Its about a boy, who shot himself in front of his English class in Richardson High School on the morning of January 8, 1991 at about 9:45 am. He was described by schoolmates as &quot;real quiet&quot; and known for &quot;acting sad.&quot; After coming in to class late that morning, he was told to get an admittance slip from the school office. He left the classroom, and returned with a .357 Magnum revolver. He walked to the front of the classroom, announced &quot;Miss, I got what I really went for&quot;, put the barrel of the firearm in his mouth, and pulled the trigger before his teacher or classmates could react. A girl named Lisa Moore knew him from the in-school suspension program: &quot;He and I would pass notes back and forth and he would talk about life and stuff,&quot; she said. &quot;He signed all of his notes, 'Write back.' But on Monday he wrote, 'Later days.' I didn't know what to make of it. But I never thought this would happen.&quot; </li></ul>
  50. 115. Q4 <ul><li>The Ouroboro, is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. It has been used to represent many things over the ages, but it most generally symbolizes ideas of cyclicality, unity, or infinity. The ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but more recently, it has been interpreted by psychologists as having an archetypical significance to the human psyche. An instance of cryptomnesia involving this led to something. What??? </li></ul>
  51. 116. Q5
  52. 117. Q6 <ul><li>The following is a British award given for the best novel in a particular category. The award was established with a grant from X and the first prize was awarded in 1987. It is now administrated by the Serendip Foundation. The winner receives a prize consisting of a number of pounds sterling equal to the current year (£2008 for year 2008). The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh won it in 1997 (basically won £1997). Identify these awards. </li></ul>
  53. 119. Q7 <ul><li>The opening line, &quot;sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity&quot;, that is spoken by _______ when he emerges, is an almost exact quotation from a speech in the Parliament of the United Kingdom given by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1878. Disraeli (who was referring to W.E. Gladstone) used the word &quot;inebriated&quot; rather than &quot;intoxicated&quot;. </li></ul>
  54. 121. Q8 <ul><li>Connect </li></ul>