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  1. 1. ALL YOUR KWEEJ ARE BELONG TO US The raddi-level komdaami quiz Researched and conducted by Bhaskar Sharma
  2. 2. This quiz was conducted on July 07, 2013 in Guwahati
  3. 3. This quiz was tested on ‘Floydhead’ Biswajit Sarma
  4. 4. RULES • Infinite Bounce. • The nation doesn’t want to know your argument.
  5. 5. 1. • Which in-the-news word/term literally means a "stroke of state“ or a "blow against the state“ in French? • It can also mean a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move.
  6. 6. ANSWER • Coup
  7. 7. 2. • She is Masoumeh Ebtekar, an Iranian scientist, journalist and politician who was the first female Vice President of Iran. • But her first claim to fame was her role in something very controversial in which she went by the name “Mary” • The claim to fame/Where have we seen her more commonly?
  8. 8. 3. • This Nirvana song was originally titled "Hitchhiker", and later "Cracker", but was renamed “X" sometime in 1989. • Krist Novoselic remembers Cobain writing “X” after reading a newspaper article about the abduction, torture and rape in June 1987 of a 14-year-old girl by a criminal called Gerald Arthur Friend. • X is a somewhat stereotypical name used to refer to parrots, with even the first line of the lyrics mentioning a supposedly common phrase spoken by a parrot bearing the name X. • X?
  9. 9. ANSWER
  10. 10. • These illustrations were done for the 1969 edition of which work of fantasy literature, by which painter? 4.
  11. 11. ANSWER • Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by Salvador Dali
  12. 12. 5. • It is a school of design established by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in 1919, known for its designs of objects based on functionalism and simplicity, the aesthetic of which was influenced by and derived from techniques and materials employed especially in industrial fabrication and manufacture. It is now seen as the eradication of ornament in favour of the austere beauty of the industrial Aesthetic. • It is also the name of a font on MS Office. • ID
  13. 13. ANSWER Bauhaus
  14. 14. 6. • The person on the right is a prominent magician and illusionist. • We know him better in the form of an alter ego, under the cover of which, he has earned the ire of several professional magicians. • What title do we know him by?
  15. 15. ANSWER • The Masked Magician. • He got into trouble with the magician community because of his show “Breaking the Magicians Code” in which he exposed all the dirty little secrets of the trade • His name is Val Valentino
  16. 16. 7.
  17. 17. 7. • A screenshot of Chris Hadfield who performed David Bowie’s Space Oddity in space. Apparently even David Bowie was impressed by Hadfield’s version of his song. So he responded to Hadfield’s video using twitter by quoting the title of another famous song of his, which fit Chris Hadfield very aptly. • What song did Bowie mention in his tweet?
  18. 18. ANSWER
  19. 19. 8. • Probably the easiest question I have ever framed. The book and the author.
  20. 20. ANSWER • Fahrenheit 451 • Ray Bradbury
  21. 21. 9. • This is the first issue of a new project bringing together comic pros, storytellers and artists to create a timecapsule of the X protests. Each issue of the anthology will tell individual stories and explore broader themes inspired by the months of protests that began in fall of 2011. • X?
  22. 22. ANSWER • Occupy Comics
  23. 23. 10. • The term XY politics usually refers to spending which is intended to benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes. • The term was popularized by a 1919 article in the National Municipal Review, which reported on certain legislative acts known to members of Congress as “XY bills". He claimed that the phrase originated in a pre-Civil War practice of giving slaves a Y of salt X as a reward and requiring them to compete among themselves to get their share of the handout. • XY?
  24. 24. ANSWER • Pork Barrel
  25. 25. 11. • This is the map of a fictional town situated in Massachusetts, though, when first created it was described as an English town. It is the setting for a famous work in horror literature. It is described as being in a horrendous state of decay, with many of the buildings rotting and on the point of collapse. Name?
  26. 26. ANSWER • Innsmouth • Lovecraft first used the name "Innsmouth" in his 1920 short story "Celephaïs” (1920), where it refers to a fictional village in England. Lovecraft's more famous Innsmouth, however, is found in his story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth“(1936), set in Massachusetts.
  27. 27. 12. • The cover, produced by the legendary London-based design firm, Hipgnosis, was shot on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Aubrey Powell, the Hipgnosis partner who actually designed the cover, told Q magazine in 2003 that the concept was based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End, where hundreds of millions of Earth’s children gather together to be taken off into space. • Two kids, a brother and sister, were photographed over the course of ten days at dawn and at dusk. • Which famous album cover?
  28. 28. ANSWER • The Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
  29. 29. 13. • This is the skeleton of a creature called Canis dirus which literally translates to “fearsome dog”. It is an extinct carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis which averaged about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length and weighed between 50 kg (110 lb) and 79 kg (174 lb). • By what name do we more commonly know it?
  30. 30. ANSWER • Dire Wolf
  31. 31. 14. • Ensure is the brand name of liquid nutritional supplements manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. It is generally used by athletes for calories, protein and vitamins etc. • However, Ensure is more (in)famous for its use in a very controversial place upon a specific set of people, in a way which constitutes a human rights violation. • Where and on whom is Ensure used?
  32. 32. ANSWER • Ensure is used to force feed the detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are on hunger strike. • Apparently not allowing someone to continue a hunger strike constitutes a human rights violation.
  33. 33. 15. • It has been often criticized for its use in situations in which it is not intended. Its irreverent style is often at odds with a serious message, such as a "do not enter" sign. For example in July 2012, when the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced at CERN, the spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment used it in her presentation of the results. In December 2012, Nobel laureate in physics, Serge Haroche, used it in his Nobel lecture. In 2013, the Vatican used it for a web publication of photos of Pope Benedict XVI, following his retirement. • A movement and a website called “Ban X” was conceived in 1999 by two graphic designers, after an employer insisted that one of them use it in a children's museum exhibit.
  34. 34. ANSWER Comic sans MS
  35. 35. 16. You don’t have to name the guy on the right. Just tell me whose son he is. Disinherited for being gay.
  36. 36. ANSWER • His name is Ashwin • He is N Srinivasan’s son.
  37. 37. 17. • This phrase refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. It is an easily learned and easily applied procedure for making some determination. • The earliest citation comes from J. Durham’s Heaven upon Earth, 1685, ii. 217: "Many profest Christians are like to foolish builders, who build by guess, and by ____ __ _____." • It is thought to originate with wood workers who used the width of ‘something’ rather than rulers for measuring things, cementing its modern use as an imprecise yet reliable and convenient standard. • What phrase?
  38. 38. ANSWER • Rule of thumb
  39. 39. 18. • At birth, his left eye was fixed shut; the doctors determined that the eye was paralysed and that the condition was permanent. His parents took him to an eye specialist, who suggested a muscle graft. He underwent five eye operations before he was six years old. The last of these surgeries was botched, giving him a drooping eyelid. • Which famous musician is this?
  40. 40. ANSWER Thom Yorke of Radiohead
  41. 41. 19. • This famous artist, X, was a pretty big fan of WWF. He regularly frequented wrestling shows at Madison Square Garden during the 1970s. He also appeared once on camera at The War to Settle the Score, a WWF event that aired on MTV in 1985 in which Hulk Hogan battled ”Rowdy” Roddy Piper in the main event. • Gene Okerlund was the man interviewing him and when asked about his impression, X couldn’t muster very much apart from mumbling out a few phrases like “I’m speechless.” “I just don’t know what to say.” “it’s the most exciting thing I have seen in my life” in the most deadbeat manner possible, sounding thoroughly out of his depth. And, before you know it, his one minute of professional wrestling fame was over. • X?
  42. 42. ANSWER • Andy Warhol Dafaq am I doing here..
  43. 43. 20. • This creation of this famous fictional character (dating 1851) was inspired by real life happenings which resulted in the destruction of more than twenty ships and failure of eighty more. The character’s real life counterpart was named after this small island on the Pacific ocean which shares its name with a kind of coffee. • Give me both-the name of the famous fictional character and the real life counterpart.
  44. 44. ANSWER • Moby Dick • Mocha Dick was the real life inspiration behind Moby Dick
  45. 45. 21. • When translated literally, this dish (X) means “sour cabbages” in German. It is made by a process of pickling called lacto-fermentation. The cabbage is finely shredded, layered with salt and left to ferment. • The part of the word which means cabbage, is a derogatory term for a German soldier used by American and British soldiers in the First and second world war. • The stereotype of the X-eating German dates back long before this time, and can be seen, for example, in Jules Verne's depiction of the evil German industrialist Schultz, an avid X eater, in The Begum's Fortune. • X?
  46. 46. ANSWER • Sauerkraut
  47. 47. 22. • Once upon a time, the Scandinavian god Baldur told his mother Frigga that he had a premonition of death, whereupon Frigga extracted promises from every animal, vegetable, and mineral that it would not harm her son. She overlooked only the inconsequential X, a fact that came to the unfortunate attention of Loki, the god of destruction. Loki promptly hustled over to where the other gods, were hurling spears and whatnot at Baldur for the fun of seeing them swerve aside without harming him. The pitiless Loki, however, shot an arrow of X, which fatally pierced Baldur's heart. The Gods turned the plant over to Frigga to do with as she saw fit. Frigga hung up the X and, to show she did not bear a grudge, declared that all who passed beneath it should receive something which would be a token of love. • This is the supposed origin of which practice?
  48. 48. • Kissing under the Mistletoe (Mistletoe-X)
  49. 49. 23. What were these called?
  50. 50. ANSWER • Vinegar Valentines
  51. 51. 24. • It all started back around 825 AD when a man named Abū Abdallāh Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, wrote a book called “Kitab al-jabr wa almuqabalah”. This roughly translates to “Rules of Reintegration and Reduction”. • The name of which branch of mathematics comes from this?
  52. 52. 24 CONTINUED • Bonus question. Which word meaning “A precise set of rules specifying how to solve some problem” comes from Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Mūsā alKhwārizmī ’s name?
  53. 53. ANSWER • Part 1-Algebra from al-jabr • Part 2 – Algorithm from al-Khwārizmī
  54. 54. 25. • Connect 1. A 1966 movie starring Charlton Heston 2. The name of the national capital of Sudan 3. The name of the only character in the film Godfather to be decapitated.
  55. 55. ANSWER • Khartoum • It was the name of the horse that belonged to Jack Woltz in The Godfather.
  56. 56. 26. • Unlike his tough-as-nails guy persona, X has a got quite a taste for music. He developed as a ragtime pianist early on, and in late 1959 he released a fulllength record called Rawhide's X Sings Cowboy Favorites. • His musical career hit its stride in later years, when he began composing music for films like Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby, as well as Nolte's a Woman (Love Theme from The Bridges of Madison County)". • Sitter. Who?
  57. 57. ANSWER • Clint Eastwood
  58. 58. 27. • Stage 1- Denial. "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me.“ • Stage 2- Anger — "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; '"Who is to blame?“ • Stage 3- Bargaining — "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if...“ • Stage 4- • Stage 5- Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it.“ • The above is the Kubler-Ross Model, or the 5 stages of Grief. What have I left out in Stage 4, shares its name with an economic concept. What?
  59. 59. ANSWER • Depression
  60. 60. 28. • X is a large cylindrical bag made of cloth(or other fabric) with a drawstring closure at the top. • It is often used to carry luggage or sports equipment by people who travel in the outdoors. X bags are also often used by military personnel. • The name comes from X, a town in Belgium where the thick cloth used to make the bag originated. More recently, a X bag typically refers to the specific style of bag, though the phrase may also be used to refer to any large generic holdall or a bag made of thick fabric.
  61. 61. ANSWER • Duffel Bag
  62. 62. 29.
  63. 63. ANSWER • Sherlock Holmes
  64. 64. 30. • Some of its more unusual usages include- 1. Hand-Sanitizer 2. Treating Wounds (acts both as a local anesthetic and disinfectant, so is perfect for treating open blisters and other minor wounds. It's even great for treating aching teeth) 3. Removing odor from clothes 4. Solution for cleaning glasses 5. Removing sticky residue 6. Mouthwash (when combined with a few drops of cinnamon/spearmint) 7. Keeping flowers fresh 8. Removing dandruff (when combined with a teaspoon of rosemary) What am I talking about?
  65. 65. ANSWER • Vodka
  66. 66. F inis