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Reverberations 2011 lonewolf quiz finals


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The lonewolf quiz finals.
Reverberations 2011, day 1, 25th August 2011 at Vani Mahal.
Questions by: Harish Krishna, GV Vidyacharan, V Karthik, Amrith Bhargav
Quizmaster: P K Adithya, IIT Madras
Winner: Siddarth Srikanthan, Vidya Mandir
Prize for winner: totally worth rs 5000

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Reverberations 2011 lonewolf quiz finals

  1. 1. The Solitary Reaper - Lone Wolf Quiz
  2. 2. Rules <ul><li>Guess freely. There is a very good chance of you being right. </li></ul><ul><li>Show some emotion while answering…exult after each correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever happens, the Quizmaster ‘s decision is final. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Round 1 (+10/-0) <ul><li>Infinite bounds. </li></ul><ul><li>If the question is to say, Guy 1 but guy 4 and guy 5 know the answer, they can put their hand up and alert the quizmaster that they wish to ‘pounce’ on the question. If their answers are right they get +10 but if they are wrong, they get a -5 points. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 1 <ul><li>There is something very unique about the idol of the presiding deity in this temple located in the Nandrudayan village. Identify the deity and why is it unique? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Identify the deity.
  6. 6. Answer 1 <ul><li>This is Lord Vinayaka. The idol depicts Lord Ganesha with his original divine face without the usual elephantine head and the trunk. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 2 <ul><li>In 2009, Google launched a technology driven philanthropic organization that uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges. Their projects and activities have been largely successful. What is the url of their website? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Answer 2 <ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 3 <ul><li>The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks refers to the two rounds of bilateral talks between the United States and the Soviet Union on the issue of  armament control. </li></ul><ul><li>How did they influence the role of the mother of Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne in 2010? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Answer 3 <ul><li>Strategic Arms Limitation Talks = SALT </li></ul><ul><li>They inspired the name </li></ul><ul><li>of the movie and the </li></ul><ul><li>character. </li></ul><ul><li>The woman in the question is Angelina Jolie. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q 4 <ul><li>This cricketer of the 1960s and early 70s is regarded by many as one of the best Indian batsman against spin bowling. He scored around 2000 runs in the 30 matches he played. His son is also very famous (not necessarily due to cricketing reasons) and has been in the news in recent times. Identify the cricketer and his son. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q 4 <ul><li>Id him and his son. </li></ul>
  13. 13. A 4 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Dilip Sardesai and his son is </li></ul><ul><li>Rajdeep Sardesai, CEO of CNN-IBN </li></ul>
  14. 14. Q 5 <ul><li>The Colonial British government was concerned about the large number of Xs(creature) in India. </li></ul><ul><li>The Government therefore offered a reward for every dead X brought to them. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of Xs were killed for the reward. Eventually however the Indians began to breed X for the income. </li></ul><ul><li>Contd…. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q 5 <ul><li>Contd from previous slide </li></ul><ul><li>When this was realized the reward was canceled, but the X breeders set the Xs free and the wild Xs consequently multiplied. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse. </li></ul><ul><li>This is how the  X   effect where a solution for solving a problem could actually make it worse, got its name. </li></ul><ul><li>X = Which creature? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q 5 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Cobra. The term ‘ Cobra Effect’ is used to illustrate the causes of wrong stimulation in economy and politics. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Q 6 <ul><li>Yoga Vasishta is based on 36,000 questions that Rama asks Vasishta after returning from a pilgrimage that fills him with vairagya or detachment. On the 19th day of his conversation with Vasishta, Rama says, &quot;I have given up everything, but I have not established myself in wisdom... There is a secret that enables one to remain unaffected by suffering in this world: What is that secret? If you consider that I am neither fit nor capable of understanding this, I shall _____ _____ _____” . </li></ul><ul><li>Which form of protest, currently very popular, did Rama threaten to use? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q 6 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Unto Death </li></ul>
  19. 19. Round 2 Same rules as round 1 but we go Anticlockwise
  20. 20. Question 1 <ul><li>a) Identify this Nobel laureate. b) Why did he spend a lot of time on tying his keffiyeh (turban) so that it falls in this shape? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question 1 <ul><li>Explain why he was particular about the shape of the turban. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Answer 1 <ul><li>Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader. His scarf resembles the map of Palestine. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Question 2 <ul><li>Identify her… We’ll accept answers like ‘the wife of Y’ or ‘the sister of Z’. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Answer 2 <ul><li>She is Shweta Nanda, daughter of Amitabh Bachan. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Question 3 <ul><li>When somebody married this lady named Maniammai in 1948, a lot breaking up happened in Tamil Nadu politics. Explain. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Answer 3 <ul><li>Maniyammai was EVR Naicker (Periyar)'s nurse who later went on to become his second wife. Periyar was 78 while she was only 38 years old. Annadurai used this marriage (the age difference of nearly 40 years between Periyar and Maniyammai being the issue) as an excuse to split from Periyar's Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) and form the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Question 4 <ul><li>The TV Week presents the best of the Australian television industry with these awards. They are named after a person without whom the TV industry in Australia wouldn’t exist. Who? </li></ul>
  28. 28. Answer 4 <ul><li>The TV Week Logie Awards, named after John Logie Baird , inventor of the television. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Question 5 <ul><li>Apart from these two series, this author has released three more that much more popular than these. Name the author. The 39 Clues series </li></ul><ul><li>The Maze of Bones – September 9, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The Black Book of Buried Secrets – (Introduction) October 26, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Vespers Rising- April 5, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tres Navarre Series </li></ul><ul><li>Big Red Tequila – May 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Widower's Two-Step – June 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>The Last King of Texas – January 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>The Devil Went Down to Austin – June 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Southtown – April 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Road – June 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Rebel Island– August 2007 </li></ul>
  30. 30. Answer 5 <ul><li>Rick Riordan, </li></ul><ul><li>Author of </li></ul><ul><li>Percy Jackson and the Olympians </li></ul><ul><li>The Heroes of Olympus </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>The Kane Chronicles </li></ul>
  31. 31. Question 6 <ul><li>Identify. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Answer 6 <ul><li>Charlie Chaplin without makeup and moustache </li></ul>
  33. 33. Written round <ul><li>Write your answers on the sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Points you get per correct answer = (3*no on people who got it wrong) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Question 1 <ul><li>Which is the predominant feature missing from this list </li></ul><ul><li>Sparks </li></ul><ul><li>Huddle </li></ul><ul><li>Hangouts </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Question 2 These crocodiles, common in India used to attack their prey stealthily. A word used to denote a robber who robs in a public place gets its name from the Sanskrit word for crocodiles. What is the English word?
  36. 36. Question 3 <ul><li>Here's an MCQ Swatch  is a contraction of a) Sports Watch b) Swiss Watch c) Superior Watch d) Second Watch e) So Wat(ch) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Question 4 <ul><li>Who is the only sportsman, as of now to have received not only the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award but also the Dronacharya Award ? </li></ul>
  38. 38. Question 5 Connect. U may look around for clues
  39. 39. Exchange papers
  40. 40. Question 1 <ul><li>Which is the predominant feature missing from this list </li></ul><ul><li>Sparks </li></ul><ul><li>Huddle </li></ul><ul><li>Hangouts </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Answer 1 <ul><li>Answer = Circles. These are features in Google+ </li></ul>
  42. 42. Question 2 These crocodiles, common in India used to attack their prey stealthily. A word used to denote a robber who robs in a public place gets its name from the Sanskrit word for crocodiles. What is the English word?
  43. 43. Answer 2 Mugger , from Makara
  44. 44. Question 3 <ul><li>Here's an MCQ Swatch  is a contraction of a) Sports Watch b) Swiss Watch c) Superior Watch d) Second Watch e) So Wat(ch) </li></ul>
  45. 45. Answer 3 Second Watch
  46. 46. Question 4 Who is the only sportsman, as of now to have received not only the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award but also the Dronacharya Award ?
  47. 47. Answer 4 Pullela Gopichand
  48. 48. Question 5 Connect.
  49. 49. Answer 5 Vani Mahal Sri Chandrasekhara Mahaswamigal Hall And P.Obul Reddy Mini Hall
  50. 50. Round 2 <ul><li>Same rules as first 2 rounds but this time only the person who buzzes first can ‘pounce’. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Q 7 <ul><li>Which ‘maniac’ designed this car , called the Saroukh el-Jamahiriya which he believes to be the safest car ever? It was probably recent circumstances that led him to design the ‘electronic defense system’ that allegedly makes it very safe. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Q 7 <ul><li>Answer : Muammar Muhammad al- Gaddafi </li></ul>
  53. 53. Q 8 <ul><li>Plates such as these were very popular during the medieval times, especially among the poor. They were also popular among sailors since they didn't slide as easily as round ones. Which commonly used phrase/term did their shape possibly inspire? </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>Which phrase did the shape of plates such as these inspire? </li></ul>
  55. 55. Q 8 <ul><li>Answer : </li></ul><ul><li>Square Meal </li></ul>
  56. 56. Q 9 <ul><li>The Malayalam film Bombay Mittayi marks the acting debut of which Indian politician ? He was as recent as yesterday, chargesheeted in a major scam. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Q 9 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Amar Singh , former Samajwadi Party MP </li></ul>
  58. 58. Q 10 <ul><li>The legendary rock and roll musician in the image initially wanted to call his group something but later changed his mind and called his group ‘The Crickets’. </li></ul><ul><li>Another music group, decided to call themselves that name he discarded, in honour of him. Identify the musician and the group . </li></ul><ul><li>Larger photographs in next slide. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Q 10 Same guy in both images. Id him and the music group he helped set up.
  60. 60. Q 10 Answer BUDDY HOLLY initially wanted to use the name ‘ the Beatles ’.
  61. 61. Q 11 <ul><li>Why is Ravi Shastri a regular at Audi Car Launches? (need proper details here) </li></ul>
  62. 62. Q 11 <ul><li>Answer: Ravi Shastri won an audi 100 for being the Man of Series in the World Championship of Cricket, 1985 for his 182 runs and 8 wickets, due to which he became the first Indian to own an audi. Cricket brought Audi to India before business! </li></ul>
  63. 63. Q 11
  64. 64. Q 12 <ul><li>The Florida Gators, a collegiate football team asked a team of researchers headed by Robert Cade to come up with something to help the team. What they came up with became gained instant fame and people started attributing the success of the team to Cade’s product. What did he come up with? </li></ul>
  65. 65. Q 12 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Gatorade Gators + Cade = </li></ul>
  66. 66. Nag A Ram, Anagram round <ul><li>Buzzer to all people on stage </li></ul><ul><li>There are a set of letters on your screen. You need to jumble them to get two different words based on the clues provided. </li></ul><ul><li>If you get both right, +10, otherwise -5 </li></ul>
  67. 67. i, l, n, n, e 1. A Russian Leader, Revolutionary, Philosopher and Lawyer. 2. A textile made from the fibers of the Flax plant. EXAMPLE
  68. 68. Answer 1)Lenin 2)Linen EXAMPLE
  69. 69. o , e, p, g, h, t, n, a <ul><li>1. A seven sided polygon. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A micro-organism such as a Virus or bacteria that causes diseases in it's host. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Answer 1) Heptagon 2)Pathogen
  71. 71. i, a, a, n, m, c 1. A member of the Crocodile family which lives in Central and South America, known for it's popping eyes. 2. An insane person; Shows excessive enthusiasm or desire for something.
  72. 72. Answer 1)Caiman 2)Maniac
  73. 73. n, a, o, c, o, c, r Clue 1 2. A latin word that means 'CROWN'; can be seen during a total solar eclipse.
  74. 74. Answer 1)Raccoon 2)Corona
  75. 75. n, u, c, o, s, e 1. A measure of weight abbreviated as Oz. (plural form) 2. A body of the UN responsible for promoting international peace and security through education, science and culture.
  76. 76. Answer 1)Ounces 2)Unesco
  77. 77. s, i, g, a, n, n, p, w 1. Live creation of a body or character in video-game terminology. 2. The albatross has the largest ________ among birds.
  78. 78. Answer 1)Spawning 2)Wingspan
  79. 79. o, s, e, l, u 1. Common name given to several species of wingless parasitic insects(singular form) 2.Olympic City in Asia.
  80. 80. Answer 1) Louse 2) Seoul
  81. 81. Round 6 <ul><li>Infinite bounds…but this time anti clockwise. </li></ul>
  82. 82. Q 13 <ul><li>Till a couple of centuries ago, Aluminium was one of the most expensive substances, though it was found abundantly. Bars of aluminium were exhibited alongside the French crown jewels at the Exposition Universelle of 1855 and Napoleon’s most important guests were given aluminium cutlery, while those less worthy dined with mere silver. </li></ul><ul><li>But we all know that Aluminium is pretty inexpensive nowadays. What was the reason for the permanent vary sharp decrease in price of Aluminium? </li></ul>
  83. 83. Q 13 <ul><li>Answer : </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best methods to obtain pure Aluminium is the Hall–Héroult process which involves electrolyzing a solution of Alumina. Prices were very high during Napoleonic times because electricity wasn’t discovered yet . But after the process was discovered, the prices naturally fell down. </li></ul>
  84. 84. Q 14 <ul><li>This song was probably written in 1925, when Rajaji had defended the right of an untouchable to enter the shrine of Tirupathi. In this song, Rajaji compares the untouchable's inability to have a glimpse of his favorite God to his own inability to have a glimpse of the invisible creator. A striking aspect of this song is that Rajaji does not elicit any favour from God but only maintains that he has no regrets or dissatisfaction about anything in life. Which popular song? </li></ul>
  85. 85. Q 14 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Kurai Ondrum Illai </li></ul>
  86. 86. Q 15 <ul><li>The name of this popular TV show in Japanese literally meant ‘Turbulence’. It featured this Japanese actor (first name = X) who appeared as a count and defended his (Y). The show was called X’s Y in other parts of the world. Identify the show. </li></ul>
  87. 87. Same guy in both images. What’s his first name?
  88. 88. Q 15 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>This actor is Takeshi Kitano, the guy who appears in the game show Takeshi’s Castle . </li></ul>
  89. 89. Q 16 <ul><li>The building on the West of the Taj Mahal is a mosque. What was the purpose of the one on the East? </li></ul>
  90. 90. Q 16 <ul><li>Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Called the Jawab, its main purpose is for the architectural symmetry of the main structure. </li></ul>
  91. 91. Q 17 <ul><li>Why was Yoshinori Sakai chosen to light the 1964 Olympic Cauldron, despite the fact that he had never participated in the Olympics or in any major sporting event? </li></ul>
  92. 92. Q 17 <ul><li>Yoshinori Sakai was born on August 6 th 1945 in Hiroshima, the day the atomic bomb was dropped. He was chosen for the role to symbolize Japan's postwar reconstruction and rebirth and as a call for World Peace. </li></ul>
  93. 93. Q 18 <ul><li>This hill in Kanyakumari has startled several scholars. Firstly, it is located in the middle of plain lands that have very little undulation. And more importantly, none of the several varieties of plants here are known to grow anywhere else in this region. The herbs found here are known to have several medicinal properties and are usually native to very cold climates and high altitudes, like the Himalayas. </li></ul><ul><li>contd…. </li></ul>
  94. 94. Q 18 <ul><li>Due to the medicinal property of the herbs found here, the hill is called ‘Marunthu Vaazhum Malai’. Now, what is the local story about the hill’s origin? </li></ul>
  95. 95. Q 18 <ul><li>Answer: People believe that a stone fell down from the Sanjeevani mountain while Hanuman was carrying it to Lanka. That stone manifests as ‘Marunthu Vaazhum Malai’. </li></ul>
  96. 96. Connects On the buzzer +15/-5
  97. 97. Connect 1
  98. 98. Answer = George Harrison <ul><li>The first pic is George Harrison as visualised by famed photographer Richard Avedon. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a part of the supergroup ‘The Travelling Wilburys ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Clapton was his very good friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Learnt how to play the Sitar from Pandit Ravi Shankar </li></ul><ul><li>He released All Things Must Pass after the break-up of The Beatles. </li></ul>
  99. 99. Connect 2 Arthur Ashe ->
  100. 100. Answer = ‘Centre Courts’ of the Grand Slams named after them <ul><li>Philippe Chatrier -  French Open  Arthur Ashe – US Open Rod Laver - Australian Open </li></ul>
  101. 101. Connect 3
  102. 102. Answer: Both logos are based on the magdeburg spheres experiment in which horses were unsuccessful in trying to pull apart two hemispheres enclosing a vacuum.
  103. 103. Connect 4 wrt a player
  104. 104. Answer 4 clubs Baichung Bhutia represented Bhutia announced his retirement yesterday (Aug 24 th , 2011).
  105. 105. Farewell Bhutia and farewell audience! Special thanks to Amrith Bhargav for his questions and for volunteering to be quiz master.