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Credenz 2011 Finals

  1. 1. Finals<br />Credenz 2011<br />
  2. 2. Rules<br />Quizmaster is always right. [to the best of my knowledge]<br />Wikipedia is accurate [citation needed]<br />60 Dry questions over 2 sets. <br />Two written rounds.<br />Passing format – Infinite bounce [next question to same team]<br />Scoring - + 10 for correct answers, no negatives<br />Part marks at discretion of quizmaster<br />Plenty of audience prizes [chocolates].<br />
  3. 3. The 3 word band name comes together as1. ________________ Newball was a friend of the rhythm guitarist. An extra ‘e’ was added to his name to make it resemble faith.2. ______________ from a commercial for Olympia beer3. ______________ speaks about the four members’ renewed commitment to the band.Which band?<br />
  4. 4. Credence clearwater revival<br />
  5. 5. Although the person in question got entry into heaven, there are very few temples dedicated to him. <br />Who are these temples dedicated to?<br />
  6. 6. Duryodhan<br />
  7. 7. User reviews of _______________<br />
  8. 8. AREA 51<br />
  9. 9. Identify this crowdsourcing marketplace service<br />
  10. 10. AMAZON MECHANicalturk<br />
  11. 11. I started practicing law in central Indiana nearly 23 years ago. Most of my career has focused on consumer and commercial bankruptcy laws. I was one of the first board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialists in Indiana. In the nearly 19 years since I opened the Bankruptcy Law Office of ____________. <br />I have helped literally tens of thousands of Hoosiers weather difficult times in their lives. Along the way, I've become a national lecturer on the topic of consumer bankruptcy law. In fact, I've spoken at both the American Bankruptcy Institute Conference and annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. I have been recognized by Who's Who in American Law, the Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide, and was the only consumer bankruptcy attorney to be named in the March 2005 Edition of the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine's list of Indiana Super Lawyers, a distinction I have repeated several times. I was awarded Master Distinguished Fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Association.<br />I tell you all of this to make this point: I have put a lot of energy into becoming an exceptional bankruptcy attorney and establishing my good name nationally. If you had Googled_______ in 2004, you would have found me. No one else. _________, bankruptcy attorney. If you had repeated the search two years later, you wouldn't have found me at all. Now my name isn't mine any more. The website claims that only 1 _________ exists in the entire United States. Which one do you think they're counting?<br />
  12. 12. Mark zuckerberg<br />
  13. 13. In 2004, ______ was keen to style itself as a master of innovation. Its product featured a plethora of innovations to make the experience easier, efficient and more fun. And to go with it, there was a not-so-subtle poke at Microsoft with a poster that said ‘Redmond, start your photocopiers’<br />
  14. 14. Apple, mac os x<br />
  15. 15. Long before ________________ DMA Design, was working on a game called Race’n'Chase. The concept for the game was defined as: “The aim of Race’n'Chase is to produce a fun, addictive and fast multi-player car racing and crashing game which uses a novel graphics method.”As far as the play testers were concerned, the game sucked, except for one glitch which made the police in the game go crazy for no reason. Instead of politely pulling you over, the cops would ram you off the road (their AI was accidentally trying to drive through the player). Suddenly everyone was crashing non-stop. Play testers thought this was hilarious, and in fact abandoned the missions just to screw around and see what kind of mayhem they could cause. The designers decided to not only leave the psychotic cops in there, but build the entire game around the kind of ridiculously violent car chases caused by the glitch.<br />
  16. 16. Grand theft auto<br />
  17. 17. _________ is a 22 year old singer/songwriter who shot to fame after a YouTube video of her singing a RanbirKapoor-Katrina Kaif song went viral.Her facebook/twitter page state that she believesin unity and her goal is to help bridge the gap between East and West through music :) <br />
  18. 18. Natalie di luccio<br />
  19. 19. In 2003, writer Peter Milligan announced that _______________ would be joining the X-Statix, an X-Men spin-off team. In an interview with The Guardian, Milligan noted that "________________ exerted a strange, mysterious power from beyond the grave," so why not turn that into a mutant power? ________________ was set to appear in a storyline cheekily titled "_________ Another Day." where ________'s zombified body would join the X-Statix and thwart assassination attempts. Marvel however never published ____________'s appearances. After a huge outcry, Marvel redacted the story. Milligan replaced __________ with Henrietta Hunter, a European popstar.<br />
  20. 20. Princess diana<br />
  21. 21. Connect these animals to a quotation from Matthew 7:6 in Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.<br />
  22. 22. Pearls before swine<br />
  23. 23. With which classic computer game contained the characters Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde.<br />Audience Question<br />
  24. 24. Which 20th century leader introduced the custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens to the site of each Olympic games<br />Audience Question<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. John bardeen, richardfeynman<br />
  27. 27. On 25th Jan 2011, Intel named William James Adams Jr. as their new director of creative innovation in a “multi-year, hands-on creative and technology collaboration”. Adams will work with Intel on developing new technologies, music and in technology advocacy.<br />How do we better know William James Adams Jr.?<br />
  28. 28. of black eyed peas<br />
  29. 29. In April 2002, this man suffered a heart attack, which the American Heart Association linked to the __________, but he said his cardiac arrest was due to a chronic infection. His wife confirmed that he had coronary artery disease and was on heart-rhythm medication.<br />
  30. 30. Richard atkins<br />
  31. 31. X was having his way with the chambermaid when his wife entered. 'I'm surprised,' she exclaimed. He replied: ‘No, my dear. I am surprised. You are astonished.'<br />
  32. 32. John webster<br />
  33. 33. ___________ has started being popularized as the next big thing in marketing. A Fortune article stated "Companies are realizing that "____________" -- using the same mechanics that hook X -- is an effective way to generate business. A common example of ______________ in the real world is Frequent Flyer Programs , or FFP, such as the one that United Airlines pioneered. Other examples include achievement badges, achievement levels, leaderboards, virtual currency and progress bar or a virtual meters to indicate how close people are to completing a task encouraged by the company.<br />
  34. 34. gamification<br />
  35. 35. Part of the transcript of a viral video featuring X"Aajpoora technical system cloud system par aagayahai... joaajaap Google istemaalkartehain... cloud system peaagayahai... Abhitakyeh study nahinkigayihai jab andhadaatahai tab kyahoga... kisigaribki UID banatewaqt... cloud formatting galataatihai... baarishaagayitoh records galataayengeaurwohgaribaadmi arrest ho jayega...“X also thinks that information stored in mobile phones leaches into the phone's battery and stays there even if the SIM is destroyed. Whatever you say hangs in the air around you for an hour, and can be sucked into recording machines and played back.<br />
  36. 36. Vishwabandhugupta<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Wolf 3d<br />
  39. 39. ____________________ was once an obscure brand which by raising its prices, not only increased sales but also taught marketers that people associate price with quality. For example, in the 1950s, Coca Cola was twice as expensive as Pepsi. Yet, Pepsi sales increased after they raised the price of the soda. In 2010, consumers pay more for brand-name bottled water, believing it is of better quality even though water is colorless, tasteless and odorless.The ___________________________ Effect usually refers to the cost of tuition at private colleges and universities. Many parents assume that a higher-priced education is a better education. "The theory of it was, basically, we will raise the tuition as much as the market will bear," said William Massy, a former Stanford University finance officer.<br />
  40. 40. Chivas regal<br />
  41. 41. A special 21-carat gold plated helmet. For whom? The event? The occasion?<br />
  42. 42. Michael schumacher20 years in f1 racingbelgian grand prix 2011<br />
  43. 43. Who?<br />
  44. 44. Lady gaga and brian may<br />
  45. 45. ____________________ was an American animated television series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon, with characters adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book?<br />
  46. 46. talespin<br />
  47. 47. During the China-India summit held in Guangzhou between June 17-19, 2011, the Chinese government released eight stamps featuring the Pune-based, internationally acclaimed guru _______________________.<br />
  48. 48. Bksiyengar<br />
  49. 49. X was Dennis Crowley’s first attempt at social networking for mobile phones and was acquired by Google in 2005. When Google killed the project, he founded an improved location-based social game he called Y.Dennis chose to name both companies after playground games because they were both designed to be fun and playful. Apparently Y was always Dennis’s first choice, but the domain name wasn’t available at the time he founded X.<br />
  50. 50. X – DodgeballY- Foursquare<br />
  51. 51. In the movie ___X___ John Cusack plays the role of ___Y___ in final five “mysterious” days of his life wherein he joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his stories<br />
  52. 52. X – the raveny – edgarallenpoe<br />
  53. 53. Time for the written round<br />
  54. 54. DimitarKerin, a councilor from the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv was fired in 2010 from the municipal committee because he refused to stop playing _________ during city council meetings. Kerin said, in his defense, that he was not the only __________ fanatic in the bunch: he explained that he 'had reached only level 40, whereas Daniela Zhelyazkova, a councilor from the rightist democrats for strong Bulgaria party, was already at level 46.'<br />
  55. 55. farmville<br />
  56. 56. Fathers killing their sons is a recurrent theme in Greek mythology. __A__ is rejected by his father, Laius, but returns and fulfils the terrible prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother. This and other stories led to the development of a theory of psychoanalysis which he called __A__ complex - the guilt that arises when the son claims the exclusive love of the mother and sees the father as a rival. In Hindu mythology, however, there is a different recurring theme. Here, it is the father who triumphs and the son loses. And the defeat of the son, often voluntary, is glorified. What scholars have observed in India is the __B__ complex, as opposed to the __A__ complex. __B__ is cursed to become old and impotent. To stay young, he begs his sons to suffer the curse on his behalf. The eldest son Yadu, refuses. The youngest son agrees and suffers old age while his father enjoys youth. Years later, having had his fill of youth, __B__ takes back the curse of old age from his son. He names the obedient Puru as his heir instead of his elder son. __B__ ignores the march of time and celebrates obedience. Puru is the ancestor of the Kauravas and the Pandavas; Yadu is the ancestor of the Yadavas, hence Krishna. <br />
  57. 57. A – Oedipusb - yayati<br />
  58. 58. Google Doodle for?<br />
  59. 59. Anantpai’s 82nd birthday<br />
  60. 60. Which festival connects –<br />- Augustinerbräu- Hacker-PschorrBräu- Hofbräu- Löwenbräuaulanerbräu- Spatenbräu<br />
  61. 61. Oktoberfest (official beers of the festival)<br />
  62. 62. ID<br />
  63. 63. Hayaomiyazaki<br />
  64. 64. A collection inspired by?<br />
  65. 65. Piet mondrian<br />
  66. 66. __N__ was originally introduced as the dim-witted comic relief: He was a tubby, bumbling, would-be detective that __X__ and __Y__ were constantly saving from his own incompetence while giggling behind his back. It was __X__'s father Jarvis who served the __X__'s family his whole life and, on his deathbed, asked his son to carry on this tradition.<br />
  67. 67. N – alfredx & y – batman and robin<br />
  68. 68. It's CEO is Jeff Weiner, previously a Yahoo! Inc. executive. The company was founded by Reid Hoffman and founding team members from PayPal and (Allen Blue, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Lee Hower, Konstantin Guericke, Stephen Beitzel, David Eves, Ian McNish, Yan Pujante, and Chris Saccheri). Name the Company.<br />Audience Question<br />
  69. 69. The portrait of which Indian ruler finds a place in NASA headquarters?<br />Audience Question<br />
  70. 70. X<br />
  71. 71. Huckleberry hound<br />
  72. 72. _________ is a sufi singer hailing from Darbhanga, Bihar. _________ did a lot in jingles, serials etc. as a singer but he got recognition after his song from the film A Wednesday hit the market in 2008. Frequently collaborating with AmitTrivedi, he has sung for several films including Dev D, Wake Up Sid, Aisha, No One Killed Jessica and Shor In The City. He has two next big dreams. One, he wants to sing for A.R. Rehman and second, he wants to formally announce his band which is named Bandagi.<br />
  73. 73. Tochiraina<br />
  74. 74. ID.<br />
  75. 75. Steve jobs, stevewozniak<br />
  76. 76. A 360 degree view of which iconic location?<br />
  77. 77. The location used in windows xp bliss wallpaper<br />
  78. 78. Although not featured here, who originated in this strip? His first appearance is when the characters from the strip want to visit a island casino. In fact, he was supposed to be merely a one-off character, but positive reader reaction led to his coming back in an expanded role.<br />
  79. 79. popeye<br />
  80. 80. The formula for ________________ -((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(f/10))<br />In the calculation, five factors have to be assessed: urgency (U), complexity (C), importance (I), skill (S) and frequency (F) and each given a score between one and nine. A sixth, aggravation (A), was set at 0.7 by the experts after their poll. <br />
  81. 81. Murphy’s law<br />
  82. 82. The __________ effect is where a solution for solving a problem could actually make it worse. The term stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of __________. The Government therefore offered a reward for every dead ________. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of ________ were killed for the reward. Eventually however the Indians began to breed __________ for the income. When this was realized the reward was cancelled, but the breeders set them free and the wild _________ consequently multiplied.<br />
  83. 83. cobra<br />
  84. 84.
  85. 85. Batted on all 5 days of a test match<br />
  86. 86. ___________ is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. In practice, it is a country's advocation of the use of threats or actual force against other countries in order to safeguard what it perceives as its national interests. Colloquially, it refers to excessive bias in judging one's own country as superior to others – an extreme type of nationalism.The chorus of a commonly sung in British pubs and music halls around the time of the Russo-Turkish War gave birth to the term. The lyrics had the chorus:We don't want to fight but by __________ if we do We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too We've fought the Bear before, and while we're Britons true The Russians shall not have Constantinople.The phrase "by ________" was a long-established minced oath, used to avoid saying "by Jesus". Referring to the song, the specific term "__________" was coined as a political label by the prominent British radical George Holyoake in a letter to the Daily News on 13 March 1878.<br />
  87. 87. jingoism<br />
  88. 88. This experiment leads to the conclusion makes it but it is apparent from the figure that __X__ and __Y__ are very similar and hence can be ______. Thus, it would appear that the _______________________ defense should no longer be considered valid. This is a somewhat startling revelation. It can be anticipated to have a dramatic effect on the strategies used in arguments and discussions in the future.<br />The figure shows a comparison of the 4000-400 cm-1 (2.5-25 mm) infrared transmission spectra of a Granny Smith ________ and a Sunkist Navel _______. <br />
  89. 89. Comparing apples and oranges<br />
  90. 90. ________ Is a part of an electropop group ______/Thayil. Originally from Chembur (Mumbai) her family moved to America when she was 14. Her roots in classical Carnatic music comes from her parents. Even so she spent her formative teenage years soaking in Jazz influences all across the east coast (US).In 2010 she belted out a sultry blues rendition of the Mohammed Rafi Classic ‘Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho’ for a TV Commercial featuring Imran Khan and KalkiKochelin. In 2011, she sang two songs in another Kochelin starrer, one of which was unfortunately not released as a part of the soundtrack.<br />
  91. 91. Sumansridhar<br />
  92. 92. Even though the latest ____________ commercial isn't made in India and neither does it feature any Indian face prominently, it does speak directly to the youth of the world.It features a husky Bob Dylannish voice narrating Charles Bukowski's poem The Laughing Heart, urges the young to 'go forth'.With stirring images of what the brand calls 'youth optimism' the commercial urges the young to seize the day.<br />
  93. 93. Levi’s<br />
  94. 94. Sometime in July this year, Agnello Dias, chairman and co-founder of TapRoot India, a Mumbai-based ad agency telephoned director Ram Madhvani."Are you free? What's up?" he asked.Dias is a former JWT man and has worked on the famous Nike ad, and the AmankiAasha and Lead India campaigns among others. Madhvani is an award-winning director who made the Happydent ad that won a bronze and a silver lion at Cannes in 2006.And yet when the two met up, neither had the slightest idea that they were about to create what is arguably one of the most talked-about commercial of the year. By the second week of August they had shown it to the X, the founder, chairman and Group CEO of ______________. The ad had a catchy score, a great script and a bunch of 70 young actors -- some of them still students -- exuding tremendous energy from shot one. After watching the video, X said, "Let's take it on air." There were no cuts, no changes, no extra suggestions. So just like that, on August 18, __________'s latest commercial was launched. Within days, the ad featuring practically no known face, went viral. <br />
  95. 95. Airtel’sharek friend zaroorihotahai campaign<br />
  96. 96.
  97. 97. Malcolm gladwell<br />
  98. 98. __________ by Nokia is the brand for Nokia's internet service. It's literal meaning is 'Door' in Finnish.<br />Audience Question<br />
  99. 99. The Statue of Liberty is a sculpture on __________ in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.<br />Audience Question<br />
  100. 100. __X__'s number is suggested to be a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. __X__'s number was first proposed by British anthropologist Robin __X__, who theorized that "this limit is a direct function of relative neocortex size, and that this in turn limits group size ... the limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity is simply on the number of individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained." On the periphery, the number also includes past colleagues such as high school friends with whom a person would want to reacquaint oneself if they met again.<br />
  101. 101. dunbar<br />
  102. 102.
  103. 103. Shazam!<br />
  104. 104. This painting, considered a masterpiece of the rococo era served as the inspiration for the visual styling of a recent animated movie. The movie was loosely based on Grimm Brothers fairytale and is estimated to be the most expensive animated movie ever made.Id the painting and the movie.<br />
  105. 105. The swing by fragonardtangled<br />
  106. 106. _________ started as a small Japanese business by Fusajiro Yamauchi near the end of 1887 as _________ Koppai. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda. In recognition of its card-playing roots, the name "__________" means "leave luck to heaven". The cards, which were all handmade, soon began to gain popularity, and Yamauchi had to hire assistants to mass produce cards to keep up with demand.<br />
  107. 107. nintendo<br />
  108. 108. Ole Kirk Christiansen was a carpenter working in Denmark in the 1890s. At the time he was building houses for local farmers, and did this up until his workshop was burned down by his sons in 1924. Christiansen saw this as an opportunity to not only rebuild his workshop, but build it bigger and better. Additionally, he had plans to expand his business. He wouldn't let one stroke of bad luck keep him down!<br />However, around the same time, The Great Depression took place and he was forced to downsize in every way possible, from staff to even the products he built. No longer was he making full-blown houses and furniture, but smaller versions. Christiansen got into toys. Fortunately for him, plastic became widely available and after 'borrowing' an idea from the patent on KiddieCraft self-locking _______, in 1949, his company started manufacturing the product they are now famous for.<br />
  109. 109. lego<br />
  110. 110. The de-facto flag of which organization?<br />
  111. 111. anonymous<br />