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K-Circle Weekly Quiz - May 2015

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Questions from my K-Circle Weekly Quiz conducted on the 30th May 2015 at YMCA Secundrabad.
It is a General Quiz covering all topics under the sun

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K-Circle Weekly Quiz - May 2015

  1. 1. WEEKLY QUIZ | K-CIRCLE RAMA SUBRAMANIAN 30TH MAY, 2015
  2. 2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABHISHEK VEERARAGHAVAN PRAVEEN VR RAGHAV PANDEY
  3. 3. THE DEAL I. WRITTEN (5) II. INFINITE POUNCE (15) III. WRITTEN (8) IV. INFINITE POUNCE (15) V. WRITTEN (9) THE QUIZ IS VERY SIMPLE REALLY!
  4. 4. WRITTEN ROUND- 1  Gustave Dore’s Illustrations of Works of Literature  5 questions in total  +5 per correct answer
  5. 5. WRITTEN ROUND- 1  Gustave Dore’s Illustrations of Works of Literature  5 questions in total  +5 per correct answer
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  15. 15. ANSWERS FOLLOW
  16. 16. 1.
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  18. 18. 1. DON QUIXOTE
  19. 19. 2.
  20. 20. 2.
  21. 21. 2. DIVINE COMEDY
  22. 22. 3.
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  24. 24. 3. RAVEN
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  27. 27. 4. RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
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  29. 29. 5. THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
  30. 30. 1. Don Quixote 2. Divine Comedy 3. Raven 4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5. Little Red Riding Hood ANSWERS
  31. 31. INFINITE POUNCE-1  +10 on the bounce  +10/-5 on the pounce  Want to pounce? Come to me.
  32. 32. 1. Mahatma Gandhi is often portrayed as a man against machinery. But there have been instances where he has spoken about them in a positive light. He once told G. Ramachandran, the founder of Gandhigram Rural Institute - “The supreme consideration is man. The machine should not tend to atrophy the limbs of man. For instance, I would make intelligent exceptions. Take the case of the X’s ______ _______. It is one of the few useful things ever invented, and there is a romance about the device itself” What is this machine that Gandhi is talking about?
  33. 33. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  34. 34. SINGER’S SEWING MACHINE
  35. 35. 2. This 24-hour celebration was a marketing gimmick by Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark cards, who chose the day for its celebration because it was the centre of the largest lull between holiday celebrations. Not surprisingly the celebration fell out of favour in USA. However it has seen a recent resurgence following social networking and US recognition which in 1998 named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of _______ at the UN. What celebration?
  36. 36. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  37. 37. FRIENDSHIP DAY
  38. 38. 3. Pepper's ghost is an illusion technique used in theatre, haunted houses, dark rides, and magic tricks. It is named after John Henry Pepper, a scientist who popularized the effect in a famed demonstration in 1862. The Guinness World Record for most simultaneous shows of the Pepper's ghost illusion is now held by Raj Kasu Reddy and Mani Shankar It was first held by them 2012 and then they broke their own record again in 2014 What specifically did they do to enter the Record Books ?
  39. 39. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  40. 40. NARENDRA MODI- HOLOGRAM
  41. 41. 4. On his recent trip to Germany Narendra Modi met a certain Surya Kumar who had a discussion with him on the declassifying certain documents. Surya is also the president of the Indo-German Association in Hamburg and was invited by the Indian Embassy to attend the reception for Modi. His brother, Chandra has also gone on record to say, “The time has now come to declassify these files. Saying it would affect India’s relations with other nations is simply a lame excuse. The Modi government has been talking of transparency and now it is the time to provide it.” What is Surya Kumar’s more important claim to fame/What set of documents do they want declassified?
  42. 42. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  43. 43. HE IS SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE’S GRAND NEPHEW FILES RELATING TO HIS DEATH
  44. 44. 5. Lord Tebbit was once a harsh critic of mass immigration, but now he seems to have changed it stance and says Britain should open the door to most of Europe, including Russia. Mexicans and Brazilians too, would be welcome under his new regime. But they are welcome only if they or rather their grandparents met one condition. What? He courted controversy back in 1990 saying that Britain’s Asian population should be subjected to another test. What?
  45. 45. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  46. 46. WHICH SIDE THEIR GRANDPARENT’S FOUGHT IN THE WORLD WARS? WHAT TEAM THEY SUPPORT DURING CRICKET MATCHES?
  47. 47. 6. A thin grade of paper used for printing books which have a large number of pages, the lightweight offset paper is a type of wood free uncoated paper. This paper grade often contains cotton or linen fibers to increase its strength in spite of its thinness, leading to it’s usage in dictionaries and encyclopedias. However, by what alternate name do we know this type of paper owing to it’s usage in it?
  48. 48. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  49. 49. BIBLE PAPER
  50. 50. 7. In his relatively short life, Paganini dramatically increased the technical possibilities of the violin. He could do what no one had ever done on the instrument. The virtuoso made left hand pizzicato and harmonics hallmarks of his style, and was even said to be able to play three octaves of notes across the four strings. Most violinists consider this impossible today. So, what explanation do scholars give for Paganini's crazy ability ?
  51. 51. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  52. 52. MARFAN’S SYNDROME
  53. 53. 8. Its just a coincidence that it shares it name with an establishment in Todos Santos, a town on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. There is the belief that it represents Aleister Crowley’s mansion in Loch Ness, where weird happenings have occurred apart from suggestions that it’s actually the Playboy Mansion. The truth however is less exciting. The place being talked about is in reality a combination of both the places show in the next slide. What are we talking about?
  54. 54. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  55. 55. HOTEL CALIFORNIA
  56. 56. 9. Dodda Mallur is a village in Channapatna, Karnataka. The village is famous for its temples of Sri Aprameya Swamy and Ambegalu Krishna.The sleepy hamlet has had just one great story to tell in all these years -- that Lord Rama had prayed at the Shri Ambegalu Shri Krishna temple before he set out to Lanka to battle Ravana. But after April 24 2011, there has been a lot of interest in the village with lots of people visiting hospitals and all. Why so?
  57. 57. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  58. 58. PUTTAPURTHI SATYA SAI BABA’S REINCARNATION
  59. 59. 10.  Wisden Trophy 1984 – West Indies vs. England – West Indies won the series 5-0.  Wisden Trophy 1985-86 – West Indies vs. England – West Indies won the series 5-0.  Chappell Hadlee Series 2007– New Zealand vs. Australia- New Zealand won the series 3-0. 1. The above three series have been given the same nickname. What? 2. The nickname was given to the third series for a slightly different reason than the one for the first two. What reason?
  60. 60. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  61. 61. BLACKWASH THIRD TIME DUE TO UNIFORM COLOUR.
  62. 62. 11. X is a famous folk theater and operatic drama form, popular in northern India especially in Uttar Pradesh. Before the advent of cinema in India, it was the most popular form of entertainment prevalent in these areas. Usually it consisted of folklore and mythological dramas with interludes of folk songs and dances. Now it has taken other forms. In many areas it has been restricted only to female dance shows. It has its origins in the folklore of North India about a princess with incomparable beauty, who was so delicate that she weighed as mush as a flower. The word X comprises two words, one meaning "nine" and the other referring to a "silver coin weighing four grams", and thus metaphorically implies that the graceful princess weighs only 36 grams (9 X 4). X?
  63. 63. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  64. 64. NAUTANKI
  65. 65. 12. There seem to be two major reasons as to explain his unique trait. Firstly, he felt that X could be distracting and therefore could potentially take the viewer’s attention away. Secondly, he was a “master of control”. His technique of “Zone System” and the idea of “previsualization”, allowed him nearly total control of all the potential variables that factor into his final work. Because of his love for control, he disliked X since it lacked this element that he had mastered with Y. However he despite with dislike for X, he did experiment with X, which are shown in the next slides. Who is he and what this trait of his works that is being talked about?
  66. 66. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  67. 67. WHY ANSEL ADAMS ONLY TAKES PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
  68. 68. 13. When Marc Okrand first decided to construct this, he did not intend it to have any verbs at all. In fact the verb “be” was not there at all. However, Nicholas Meyer, who was one of the staffs present, wanted this to be changed for a very specific reason. Okrand would then go on to make minor modifications to accommodate this request. What did Okrand create? What was Meyer’s request? FUNDA CURTSEY – NAVIN RAJARAM
  69. 69. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  70. 70. OKRAND CREATED THE KLINGON LANGUAGE. MEYER WANTED KLINGONS TO QUOTE SHAKESPEARE’S “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” AND HENCE VERBS WERE INCLUDED
  71. 71. 14. This poster was inspired by an earlier such poster. Who was responsible for the original and what was the original poster’s idea?
  72. 72. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  73. 73. JOAN BAEZ AND HERE SISTERS. ANTI-DRAFT POSTER DURING VIETNAM WAR.
  74. 74. 15. From The Satanic Verses: “Gibreel, captive aboard the AI 420 , sank into forgivable rhapsodies, fixing Chamcha with his glittering eye, explicating the mysteries of the runners' coding system, black swastika red circle yellow slash dot, running in his mind's eye the entire relay from home to office desk , that improbable system by which ________________________ and on a bad day, maybe 15 were mislaid, we were illiterate, but the signs were our secret tongue.” What secret tongue is being talked about?
  75. 75. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  76. 76. THE DABBAWALAS GIBREEL’S FATHER WAS ONE AND SO WAS GIBREEL, WHEN HE WAS YOUNG.
  77. 77. WRITTEN ROUND-2  Famous Locations appearing in popular culture  8 questions in total  +10 per correct answer
  78. 78. 1. Ahead of their arrival into the city X, some locals openly questioned whether the city was in any state to receive these guys. But a month or two into it, and despite misgivings over increased traffic, these guys have won praise for helping to clean up rubbish-strewn, graffiti-plagued areas. The visitors are said to have worked with city council workers on the clean- up project, while their introduction of private security firms has helped rid the city of much-detested unlicensed parking attendants in the touristy districts. Location fees have brought an estimated €1m into public coffers and news website Linkiesta summed up the positive reaction to the arrival of the visitors with the header – “The mayor of X is _____ . _____ _____”. Which city? Who are these visitors?
  79. 79. 2. It is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings. It served its purpose for quite some time till a time when finances wouldn’t permit it to function. Several petitions requesting to not bring the building down and a series of proposals later, it has been converted into a living space (Some pictures of its interiors are shown.) Name the building, which is also the filming location for the following scene.
  80. 80. 3. What is this street’s claim to fame, which results in a lot tourists taking pictures over here, giving a certain pose?
  81. 81. 4. Deadvlei ( meaning ‘dead marsh’) is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, in Namib Desert. The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area. It hence became too dry in Deadvlei for the trees to even decompose. They simply scorched black in the sun, monuments to their own destruction. The trees, now over 1000 years old, form a barren forest Why is this place familiar to many of us?
  82. 82. 5. This 1961 biographical book called The Agony and the Ecstasy, among other things, highlighted the conflict between X and Y which was mainly centred around how a certain herculean task was to be executed inside a building. The author’s primary information source was the 495 letters of correspondence written by X. This also provided the basis for the storyline of the 1965 movie of the same name, where X is played by Charlton Heston. Who are X and Y? Which structure is the centre of this conflict?
  83. 83. 6. The restaurant shown, is located at 2880 Broadway, on the corner of West 112th Street, New York has two popular culture related claims to fame One claim has to do with a first in music The other has to do with its frequent appearance, though in a modified form, as a meeting location for a certain set of people. What are the two claims to fame?
  84. 84. 7. The architect firm appointed for the task of restoration of this building maintained that the main challenge is the exposed-brick structure of the building. “There are many issues in the old building that have to be addressed in the present context considering the user needs evolved over the years. The main challenge is the porosity and quality of the red brick. Restoration has to be done without damaging the soul of the building” Notably, considered as the architectural marvel of the 20th century, it has aged faster than anticipated, as it withstood the 2001 calamity. What is this building , which is named after the architect of the place where this building is situated in? What was the first film to receive permission to shoot there?.
  85. 85. 8. “Life here has changed since X. A few years ago, the owner of the café wanted to sell his business, because he had enough. Now that is totally out of the question! He gives interviews every other day and the place is always crowded. The tourist trains points out the café when it passes. Mister Ali, the owner of the Arab grocery, tells everyone who wants to listen that his life is full of joy thanks to me. At the tourist office there is a long lines of tourists asking for maps for their pilgrimage (images follow). And I'm even accused of causing a rise in property prices! X has really changed more than one life!” The speaker exaggerates a bit here. Certainly there are more tourists than before, but compared to the real tourist attractions, this part is still an oasis of relative peace. What is X? Which area is being talked about?
  86. 86. ANSWERS FOLLOW
  87. 87. 1. Ahead of its arrival into the city X, some locals openly questioned whether the city was in any state to receive these guys. But a month into it, and despite misgivings over increased traffic, these guys have won praise for helping to clean up rubbish-strewn, graffiti-plagued areas. The visitors are said to have worked with city council workers on the clean-up project, while their introduction of private security firms has helped rid the city of much-detested unlicensed parking attendants in the touristy districts. Location fees have brought an estimated €1m into public coffers and news website Linkiesta summed up the positive reaction to the arrival of the visitors with the header – “The mayor of X is _____ . _____ _____”. Which city? Who are these visitors?
  88. 88. X- ROME PRODUCTION TEAM OF SPECTRE
  89. 89. 2. It is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings. It served its purpose for quite some time till a time when finances wouldn’t permit it to function. Several petitions requesting to not bring the building down and a series of proposals later, it has been converted into a living space (Some pictures of its interiors are shown.) Name the building, which is also the filming location for the following scene.
  90. 90. BATTERSEA POWER STATION
  91. 91. 3. What is this street’s claim to fame, which results in a lot tourists taking pictures over here, giving a certain pose?
  92. 92. SCREAM BY EDVARD MUNCH
  93. 93. 4. Deadvlei ( meaning ‘dead marsh’) is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, in Namib Desert. The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area. It hence became too dry in Deadvlei for the trees to even decompose. They simply scorched black in the sun, monuments to their own destruction. The trees, now over 1000 years old, form a barren forest Why is this place familiar to many of us?
  94. 94. FILMING LOCATION FOR GUZZARISH FROM GHAJINI
  95. 95. 5. This 1961 biographical book called The Agony and the Ecstasy, among other things, highlighted the conflict between X and Y which was mainly centred around how a certain herculean task was to be executed inside a building. The author’s primary information source was the 495 letters of correspondence written by X. This also provided the basis for the storyline of the 1965 movie of the same name, where X is played by Charlton Heston. Who are X and Y? Which structure is the centre of this conflict?
  96. 96. X- MICHELANGELO, Y- POPE JULIUS II PAINTING THE SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING
  97. 97. 6. The restaurant shown, is located at 2880 Broadway, on the corner of West 112th Street, New York has two popular culture related claims to fame One claim has to do with a first in music The other has to do with its frequent appearance, though in a modified form, as a meeting location for a certain set of people. What are the two claims to fame?
  98. 98. TOM’S RESTAURANT The location of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” Used as the outside for Monk’s Café, from Seinfeld.
  99. 99. 7. The architect firm appointed for the task of restoration of this building maintained that the main challenge is the exposed-brick structure of the building. “There are many issues in the old building that have to be addressed in the present context considering the user needs evolved over the years. The main challenge is the porosity and quality of the red brick. Restoration has to be done without damaging the soul of the building” Notably, considered as the architectural marvel of the 20th century, it has aged faster than anticipated, as it withstood the 2001 calamity. What is this building ,which is named after the architect of the place where this building is situated in? What was the first film to receive permission to shoot there?.
  100. 100. LOUIS KAHN PLAZA AT IIM-A 2 STATES
  101. 101. 8. “Life here has changed since X. A few years ago, the owner of the café wanted to sell his business, because he had enough. Now that is totally out of the question! He gives interviews every other day and the place is always crowded. The tourist trains points out the café when it passes. Mister Ali, the owner of the Arab grocery, tells everyone who wants to listen that his life is full of joy thanks to me. At the tourist office there is a long lines of tourists asking for maps for their pilgrimage (images follow). And I'm even accused of causing a rise in property prices! X has really changed more than one life!” The speaker exaggerates a bit here. Certainly there are more tourists than before, but compared to the real tourist attractions, this part is still an oasis of relative peace. What is X? Which area is being talked about?
  102. 102. X- AMELIE AND MONTMARTRE
  103. 103. 1. X- Rome, Spectre 2. Battersea Power Station 3. Scream 4. Guzzarish 5. X- Michelangelo ,Y- Pope Julius II, Sistine Chapel 6. Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”, Monk’s Café from Seinfeld 7. Louis Khan Plaza at IIM-A, 2 States 8. X- Amelie, Montmartre ANSWERS
  104. 104. INFINITE POUNCE-2  +10 on the bounce  +10/-5 on the pounce  Want to pounce? Come to me.
  105. 105. 16. The following video is from the Youtube channel - minutephysics. He here tries to explain an oft repeated quote from a recently released book and at the end of the video asserts us that the quote is mathematically/ scientifically correct. What this quote, which can be very easily worked out by listening to the video? Also tell the book this features in.
  106. 106. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  107. 107. “SOME INFINITIES ARE BIGGER THAN OTHER INFINITIES” THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
  108. 108. 17. This is John Green, writing an open letter to which term/phrase complementing historians on coming with a catchy name, which according to him they usually don’t? “Dear __________, I don’t want to complement you, but that term __________ is just some fantastic branding. Such a scary term, it’s a shame that people in the actual 14th century didn’t use it. It was first coined in 1832 by a German doctor JFK Hecker and the term became popular in English after it was used in a book by Elizabeth Cartwright Penrose. So great job JFK Hecker. It took a historian who was also a doctor to come up with a name as catchy as the __________. But for once historians- You did it! A terrifying thing got a terrifying name it deserved. Best Wishes, John Green”
  109. 109. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  110. 110. BLACK DEATH
  111. 111. 18. On doing some research, Hank Green found out that, like his wife, nearly 10% of Americans experience discomfort while performing this activity. So to tap into the supposedly large market he came out with a product which helped them. He modified the existing product in such a way that it had the same polarization in all of its lenses. It selectively lets only one image through it instead of different images coming through its lenses like in the original. What did he come with?
  112. 112. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  113. 113. 2D- GLASSES
  114. 114. 19. Collabro is a British boy band that hit international fame with its audition for the eight series of Britain's Got Talent. They eventually went on to win the contest as well. Despite having been together for only about a month before their audition, their performance was a massive success receiving extremely positive reviews from the all four judges with the crowd also bursting into a rapturous applause. Quite appropriately, who could be heard singing in the background just when leave the stage after their audition?
  115. 115. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  116. 116. SUSAN BOYLE
  117. 117. 20. A Herringbone arrangement describes the positioning of ____ partially and equally askew in one direction. As the name suggests, the arrangement looks very similar to the skeleton of a fish, and has been called “fish-bone ____” in a few languages. What is this arrangement of, or just FITB Where is this arrangement most popularly used?
  118. 118. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  119. 119. SEAT ARRANGEMENT. FIRST/BUSINESS CLASS OF AIRPLANES, AS IT ALLOWS ALL PASSENGERS TO HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO AN AISLE, AND PROVIDES INCREASED PRIVACY .
  120. 120. 21. The Asur Tribe is mainly predominant in the Chhota Nagpur plateau of Jharkhand state. They are found in the districts of Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar of the Jharkhand state. The modern Asur tribe is divided into three sub-tribal divisions, namely Bir (Kol) Asur, Birjia Asur and Agaria Asur. By profession, they are traditionally Iron smelters. What is unique about the way they celebrate Dussehra ?
  121. 121. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  122. 122. THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE DESCENDANTS OF MAHISHASURA AND THUS THEY OBSERVE A PERIOD OF MOURNING AS THEY BELIEVE MAHISHASUR WAS TRICKED AND KILLED ON THIS DAY
  123. 123. 22. They have a couple of other defensive bluffs other than their most well known one. One of them involves flashing their teeth when cornered or frightened and backing it up with a horrific-sounding yell. If that fails, they generally flee. Actually the way we refer to its most famous response is incorrect as it is not an intentional act of deception but a genetically programmed reflex action. What are we talking about ?
  124. 124. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  125. 125. OPOSSUMS “PLAYING POSSUM” – PLAYING MAY BE WRONG AS IT IS NOT ACTUALLY PLAYING, BUT AN INVOLUNTARY RESPONSE
  126. 126. 23. What you will hear is a song by Hindustani music by Aman Ali Khan, a singer of Mumbai’s BhendiBazaar gharana.  What is the original source for Khan’s song?  In what very specific way does Khan pay tribute to the original song? QUESTION CURTSEY – RAVI MUNDOLI
  127. 127. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  128. 128. VATAPI GANAPATIM BHAJEHAM BY MUTHUSWAMY DIKSHITA Khan’s tune is the same as Dikshitar’s but the words are different. Except one. Khan wanted to salute Dikshitar and his song by adding the word “Ganpati” in exactly the same place as the bhajan. He does this by phrasing the words “lagan pati” in such a way that it sounds like “Ganpati” is being sung.
  129. 129. 24. The X myth was of Persian origin, where its name was "man-eater". It passed into European folklore first through a remark by Ctesias, a Greek physician, in his book Indica ("India"), which spoke on the natural history of India. X was described as a ferocious beast indigenous to India and very protective of its territory. It first appeared in English heraldry in c.1470, as a badge of Y, 1st Baron of Y, whose distant descendant started the conquest of India and became one of her first British rulers , thus completing the circle of life for this specific myth. What are X and Y?
  130. 130. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  131. 131. X- MANTICORE Y- WILLIAM HASTINGS
  132. 132. 25. CONNECT This 2007 work involving a 35-year-old European who lived sometime between 1720 and 1810 had the creator initially worried if it was going to end up looking like an Ali G ring, but he was however happy that the work appeared ‘ethereal and timeless’ (?). The idea for the piece came upon observing a similar Aztec piece in the British Museum, which was encrusted in turquoise. The title of the work was inspired from his mother’s reaction to one of his early works as she exclaimed (with a mixture of shock and horror one would assume), “___________, what are you going to do next?”
  133. 133. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  134. 134. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD- DAMIEN HIRST
  135. 135. 26. This is a type of athletic shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole developed as beachwear in the 1830s by the Liverpool Rubber Company. The shoe was originally called a sand shoe and acquired the nickname ‘X' in the 1870s. This was because the colored horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the ________ ____ and, just like the ________ ____, the wearer would get wet if water got above the line of the rubber sole. What are these shoes called?
  136. 136. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  137. 137. PLIMSOLL SHOES
  138. 138. 27. Roman Catholic charity Caritas runs food and social programs for the needy and oppressed. Since 2006, it hit upon a clever way to raise money. Through this, around €3000 is collected nightly and about $1.26 million annually. It has also been helped by the Rome Council passing a law which has made it a crime for people who tried to do the same thing for personal gains. How does Caritas get this money?
  139. 139. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  140. 140. FROM THE COINS THROWN IN THE TREVI FOUNTAIN BY TOURISTS
  141. 141. 28. A ______ is a temporary ad hoc computer cluster running specific software to coordinate the individual computers into one single supercomputer. It is distinct from other types of computer clusters in that it is set up and broken down on the same day or during a similar brief amount of time and involves many independent owners of computers coming together at a central physical location to work on a specific problem and/or social event
  142. 142. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  143. 143. FLASH MOB SERVER
  144. 144. 29. X is a subreddit and has around 16000 readers as of now. It is for pictures of adorable/cute things in settings that one would not normally associate with positive emotions, such as a smiling child in the aftermath of some terrible disaster. The disclaimer says “Please do not be offended by the content of this sub, it is meant to showcase that good can be found even in the worst places. It is not meant to belittle the horror or devastation of any event or place.” What is the name of this subreddit?
  145. 145. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  146. 146. AWWWSCHWITZ
  147. 147. 30. It is thought that Brahmins who worshipped Lord Shiva did this to signify their domicile and to set them apart from the rest of the population. Soon, however, the rest of the population followed suit with one possible reason being it helps keep the interiors cool and fends of mosquitoes. There's also an argument that termites are the real reason. Proponents of this theory believe that, historically, termites caused significant structural damage to a large number of the buildings. Residents tried to get rid of them using chemicals including copper sulphate. These are some of the theories behind what?
  148. 148. AND THE ANSWER IS……
  149. 149. REASON FOR JODHPUR BEING THE BLUE CITY
  150. 150. WRITTEN ROUND-3  Keeping it short 9 questions in total. One has two parts  +5 per correct answer 50 points in total
  151. 151. 1. Who is listed in the Limca Book of Records as the fastest Indian without an Engine (150 km/hr)?
  152. 152. 2. What was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ? (U.S. trademark registration number 0762884)
  153. 153. 3. Which European building gets its name because it was house of the offices of local magistrates. Hence its name literally means ‘offices’.
  154. 154. 4. This is a mashup of which two entities? (NSFW)
  155. 155. 5. Who is being talked about?
  156. 156. 6. Why did Lineker get the FIFA Fair Play award in 1990 ?
  157. 157. 7. Id the guy on the right.
  158. 158. 8. Trailer of a Mini- series based on a book by P.D. James. It’s a tribute/sequel to what?
  159. 159. 9. When Queen Elizabeth got married to Prince Phillip on November 20, 1947 among the several gifts they received was this intricately woven piece of lace made of cotton yarn. Whom was it from?
  160. 160. ANSWERS FOLLOW
  161. 161. 1. Who is listed in the Limca Book of Records as the fastest Indian without an Engine (150 km/hr)?
  162. 162. 1. SHIVA KESHAVAN
  163. 163. 2. What was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ? (U.S. trademark registration number 0762884)
  164. 164. 2. PLAYBOY BUNNY COSTUME
  165. 165. 3. Which European building gets its name because it was house of the offices of local magistrates. Hence its name literally means ‘offices’.
  166. 166. 3. UFFIZI
  167. 167. 4. This is a mashup of which two entities? (NSFW)
  168. 168. 4. THE LEGEND OF KORRA (+5) WHIPLASH (+5)
  169. 169. 5. Who is being talked about?
  170. 170. 5. ODYSSEUS
  171. 171. 6. Why did Lineker get the FIFA Fair Play award in 1990 ?
  172. 172. 6. HE HAD NOT RECEIVED A SINGLE BOOKING IN HIS PLAYING CAREER
  173. 173. 7. Id the guy on the right.
  174. 174. 7. STEVE HARMISON
  175. 175. 8. Trailer of a Mini- series based on a book by P.D. James. It’s a tribute/sequel to what?
  176. 176. 8. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
  177. 177. 9. When Queen Elizabeth got married to Prince Phillip on November 20, 1947 among the several gifts they received was this intricately woven piece of lace made of cotton yarn. Whom was it from?
  178. 178. 9. MAHATAMA GANDHI- WE STARTED WITH HIM, WE END WITH HIM
  179. 179. THANK YOU See you next time!

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