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  1. 1. WIKI DONOR Kutub Monsoon Quiz (14th August, 2016)
  2. 2. • Consists of 5 rounds: • Rounds 1, 3 and 5 are written. • Round 2 goes clockwise, consisting of 17 questions. • Round 4 goes anticlockwise, consisting of 17 questions. ONE WIKI DONOR
  3. 3. • The artist of the following artwork has removed one letter from famous movie titles and illustrated the results. • In each case, write the name of the movie thus formed NOT the original one. • This is a Written Round. • 10 Questions in all. • 3 Examples follow first. • 5 points for each answer. 50 points in all. Round 1
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  5. 5. Harry Otter
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  7. 7. Pup Fiction
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  10. 10. •Questions……… WIKI DONOR
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  19. 19. NINE WIKI DONOR
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  21. 21. EXCHANGE SHEETS
  22. 22. ONE WIKI DONOR
  23. 23. ONE Ron Man
  24. 24. TWO WIKI DONOR
  25. 25. TWO Aging Bull
  26. 26. THREE WIKI DONOR
  27. 27. THREE Finding Emo
  28. 28. FOUR WIKI DONOR
  29. 29. FOUR Ad Max
  30. 30. FIVE WIKI DONOR
  31. 31. FIVE Jurassic Par
  32. 32. SIX WIKI DONOR
  33. 33. SIX Mr. and Mrs. Sith
  34. 34. SEVEN WIKI DONOR
  35. 35. SEVEN Beauty and the Beat
  36. 36. EIGHT WIKI DONOR
  37. 37. EIGHT Oh Bother, where art thou?
  38. 38. NINE WIKI DONOR
  39. 39. NINE A New Hoe
  40. 40. TEN WIKI DONOR
  41. 41. TEN Fight Cub
  42. 42. •End of Round……… •Scores please. WIKI DONOR
  43. 43. •This round consists of 17 questions, which pass clockwise, 1 to n. •+10 on direct/pass. •+10/-5 on a pounce. •Written pounce only. Round 2
  44. 44. • A X is a French liqueur made by the X Monks since 1737, according to the instructions set out in the secret manuscript given to them by François Annibal d'Estrées in 1605, which was said to contain the ‘elixir of long life’. • The liqueur is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers, and is named after the Monks’ Grande X monastery, the head monastery of the X order, located in the X Mountain ranges. • The order of the monks takes its name from these mountains, where its first hermitage was founded in 1084. • X is also a colour halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green colour of the said liqueurs called green X, introduced in 1764. Similarly, X yellow is a yellow colour mixed with a small amount of green, named because of its resemblance to the colour of yellow X (the liqueur), introduced in 1838. • The word X itself originates from the fact that the Duke of Burgundy leased the monasteries around 1378. • Supply X. ONE WIKI DONOR
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  48. 48. • Green Chartreuse (55%) is a naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about 8 hours. A last maceration of plants gives its colour to the liqueur. • Yellow Chartreuse (40%), which has a milder and sweeter flavour and aroma. • So, the Duke of Burgundy used to give the houses for charter and so, ‘Charter House’ became Chartreuse. ONE Chartreuse
  49. 49. • Connect in terms of how they got created. Non-exhaustive. TWO WIKI DONOR
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  51. 51. • Yesterday (The Beatles): Paul McCartney awoke one night, went from his bed to a nearby piano, and created the song. He spent months asking people if they had heard the tune before, believing that he must have unconsciously plagiarized the tune from someone. Once he determined that he had indeed come up with it on his own, he started to work on the lyrics. • I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) (The Rolling Stones): Keith Richards came up with the riff and the words after waking up in the middle of the night and recording it onto a cassette tape (before falling back to sleep). • Purple Haze (The Jimi Hendrix Experience): Hendrix once told an interviewer that it was based on a dream of his in which he walked under the sea before a purple haze surrounded him. In another interview, he said the song came to him in a dream after reading a sci-fi novel. • Every Breath You Take (The Police): Sting woke up in the middle of the night with the line “Every breath you take, I’ll be watching you” in his head. He went to his piano and wrote the song in 30 minutes. TWO Came to the composers, as a dream
  52. 52. THREE WIKI DONOR • This is a DC Comics supervillain who is the enemy of Green Arrow and Batman. • Kevin Smith, the creator named him that just because of his love for that word. • Name him.
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  54. 54. THREE Onomatopoeia
  55. 55. • There had been a strange tradition in certain volumes of erotic literature of the 19th century. • One of the best examples of this reported tradition include a copy of the Marquis de Sade book Justine et Juliette, a book first published in 1791. • But an edition of a book by a certain Mercier de Compiegne went the full Monty, an extreme example, with the same feature with the addition of a certain type of protruding on the front cover. • The ‘artist’ in both the cases is most likely the same person, plying his trade for an unnamed Dr. V. • What is so special about these books? (Precise answer needed). FOUR WIKI DONOR
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  57. 57. • Medical interns supplied the breasts of deceased female patients to an English binder of erotica in the 19th century, the protrudings being nipples, of course. • Incidentally, the customer of this binder was especially fond of tattooed human skins. He managed to get hold of a human skin on which were tattooed two knights from the age of Louis XIII in single combat, and he ordered a copy of The Three Musketeers bound in it. FOUR Human Breast skin as cover
  58. 58. • Connect these 3 Mohammad Rafi songs, based on how they were picturised. FIVE WIKI DONOR
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  60. 60. • In Ragini, where Kishore Kumar played the hero and had to sing a classical based song ‘Man Mora Bawra...’, he opted out and instead asked the music director O. P. Nayyar to have Rafi sing the song. • Similarly in Shararat, Rafi sung the hit classical song ‘Ajab hai Dastaan Teri Hai Zindagi’ picturised on Kishore Kumar and ‘Masiha Banke Bimaronke Chale ho Kahan Karke Jee Bekarar’ from the film Bhagam Bhag. FIVE Picturised on Kishore Kumar
  61. 61. FIVE WIKI DONOR
  62. 62. • During the Gallic War (58-50 BC), Caesar's men did not mutiny once, but during the Civil Wars (49–45 BC) they started to become less dependable, and when they started to make insubordinate demands, Caesar faced them boldly, and always brought them to heel again. • At one time when Caesar’s Tenth Legion was at Rome, they threatening to revolt if they didn’t get paid, or released from service. But there was no money to pay them and the nation was in the middle of war. Caesar defied the advice of his friends and took it upon himself to confront the mutineers in person. • Though the African war (around 47 BC) was still being hotly fought, he had made up his mind that he would have disbanded them shamefully, like he did the Ninth Legion, but what he did was address them with a single word, without needing to go any further. • The one word hurt the sentiments of the soldiers, and they fell quite immediately, and the 30,000 all fell quiet and Caesar readily regained their affections. • What was the one word that Caesar had uttered, which when addressed to any different group of people, would not hurt sentiments? SIX WIKI DONOR
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  64. 64. • A shout went up: ‘We are your soldiers, Caesar, not civilians!’ and they clamoured to serve under him in Africa: a demand which he nevertheless disdained to grant. • He showed his contempt for the more disaffected soldiers by withholding a third part of the prize-money and land which had been set aside for them. SIX “Citizens”
  65. 65. • People belonging to either of these regions (and more) vouch that their pet version is the better one. • One is a hand-held food that was originally designed to be eaten in a closed mode that makes it handy to eat on the run, the other is a full meal and will usually require a plate and utensils to eat. • The first one is traditionally cut in handy triangles like a flat birthday cake, the second one is cut and served in portions like a casserole. • The former is famous for its dripping oil, while the latter is drier without the pools of oil. • The most important part of the 1st one are limited to a thin layer that cling to the flat top shape, while in the 2nd one, the same thing can be several inches of depth. • What am I talking about? What two regions are these? SEVEN WIKI DONOR
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  67. 67. • New York Style Pizza vs. Chicago Style Pizza SEVEN Pizzas
  68. 68. • This tree, in the Mojave Desert of California was a tourist attraction for a section of public since 1987. • The revered landmark tree grew old and died in 2000, but is still a symbol of reverence for that group. • It was picked by the ones who are revered, as a symbol of their American experience. • The guy who made the tree come to life in the 1986 representation was Anton Corbijn, who travelled with the subjects for 3 days, trying to find the right spot. • Put funda. EIGHT WIKI DONOR
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  71. 71. EIGHT This is the Joshua Tree from the U2 album
  72. 72. • In 18th and 19th century England, English Navy recruiters tried to persuade London pub-goers to join the armed forces by getting them to accept payment in the form of a King’s shilling. Once they accepted the coin, they were committed. Rather than leave it to chance, the recruiters would buy the targeted man a glass of beer, and would drop the shilling into it before giving him the drink. Once he’d drunk the beer, the shilling was his - and he’d have to join the navy. • In order to avoid being duped in this way, the tavern’s pewter tankards were changed in a certain way, so that if a stranger gave you a drink, you could see whether there was a shilling in it before you drank. Being in the navy was not a pleasant way of life, so to reassure your drinking companion that you were genuine you'd invite him to a certain act. • What was the change in the glasses and also the phrase which comes out of this act? NINE WIKI DONOR
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  74. 74. NINE Transparent Glass Bottoms and Bottoms Up
  75. 75. • In their heyday, around 1982, Van Halen, came up with a 53 pages long contract which included that promoters provide the group with “herring in sour cream,” four cases of “Schlitz Malt Liquor beer (16 ounce cans),” and a total of eight bottles of wine and liquor and M&Ms, but no brown ones. • The clause about the exclusion of brown M&Ms have now become part of rock folklore. • Though it was deemed as a tantrum, a rock excess, the outlandish demand of multimillionaires, the band’s lead singer at the time, David Lee Roth later revealed the actual reason, which was seen as very logical. • What was the reason behind it? TEN WIKI DONOR
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  77. 77. TEN To ensure that the contract was read thoroughly • The presence of even a single brown M&M in that bowl, rumour had it, was sufficient legal cause for Van Halen to peremptorily cancel a scheduled appearance without advance notice.
  78. 78. • This house, here featured in the Life Magazine, was built in the late 1950s, and was (and still is) one of the big draws around the area which it is housed in. • A tower and a portion of the front wall was borrowed from an existing house in the region. • The house was built as a two-walled exterior facade, and hence it could be used only for its primary function within a 90-degree span. • Except for its primary use, it was also used for similar purposes in 1966, 1983, 1986, and in 2002, and has been relocated several times now. • The house is still in public view, albeit its purpose has changed. • Where would you have seen this house for the first time? ELEVEN WIKI DONOR
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  81. 81. ELEVEN The House from Psycho • The house now form a part of the Universal Studios Tram Tour in Orlando.
  82. 82. • The Cryos International is a Denmark based company, and is the largest in its domain, it has another branch in the Orlando, Florida, USA. • The name of the company is a pointer to the way the company stores its products. • Cryos International is the world’s largest __________? TWELVE WIKI DONOR
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  85. 85. TWELVE Sperm Bank
  86. 86. • One of the alternate names for a Proboscis monkey, a species of monkey that is endemic to the island of Borneo in the south- eastern Asia, originates from the first half of the 19th century, when the locals found physical resemblance of the animal to something quite ubiquitous to the area at the time. • What did the locals call the Proboscis monkey? THIRTEEN WIKI DONOR
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  89. 89. •Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses. THIRTEEN Monyet belanda (“Dutch monkey”), or orang belanda (“Dutchman”)
  90. 90. • Bill Clinton’s appearance on December 2000 Esquire cover at the tail end of his administration provoked ire from both sides of the political spectrum. • Accompanying an extensive profile of the President in his waning weeks in office, the cover shot (the result of an 8-minute session in a cramped hotel bedroom in Princeton, NJ) by Platon Antoniou, was intended to evoke something. Instead it came to be seen as fraught with sexual significance following the scandal with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. • What was it intended to evoke? FOURTEEN WIKI DONOR
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  92. 92. FOURTEEN Lincoln Memorial
  93. 93. • On 1 April 2011, The Daily Telegraph reported in its Travel section on a new trend in tourism called “shapecation” — visiting places because of their significant contours. • The example provided was of Durak Aprel, an obscure archipelago off the Siberian coast, now a popular holiday destination because of its resemblance to something from the world of International Politics. • But it was all an April Fool’s joke, the “Birthmark Islands” for that year (Durak Aprel is the literal translation into Russian of “April fool”). • Where did they find the source of the Durak Aprel from? FIFTEEN WIKI DONOR
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  96. 96. FIFTEEN Mikhail Gorbachev’s Birthmark
  97. 97. • To accommodate the flow of people in and out of it, it was essential for the architects to get the number of pillars down to half, because the space was at a premium with only 1200 acres of land to build this structure on. • To do this, they invented something called ‘the pod’, which was built on top of each megacolumn. These were stretched out laterally to create 24 individual arches. This meant that the load could be transferred out and onto the megacolumn, allowing engineers to hold up the entire 15000 ton roof without the compromise for open spaces. • The pillars act together to create a giant truss, and as one enormous frame. These pillars were then decorated with fractal designs, which gave an aesthetic look to the whole thing and a kaleidoscopic effect referencing the peacock. • For what was this created? SIXTEEN WIKI DONOR
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  100. 100. SIXTEEN Mumbai Airport
  101. 101. •In 1992, his brother Tom had a pop/rock band called The Rels, for which he did most of the artwork of the band’s releases, using the name Fang Wampire. •This is one of the rarest artworks of him. •Who is the artist of these album covers? SEVENTEEN WIKI DONOR
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  104. 104. SEVENTEEN Bill Watterson
  105. 105. •End of Round………. WIKI DONOR
  106. 106. • What follows are 9 images of imaginary homes which seem to resemble the artistic style of a specific artists in each case. • Identify the artist in each case. • +5 for each correct answer. • A bonus of 5 points for all correct. • 50 points at stake. Round 3
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  133. 133. NINE WIKI DONOR
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  135. 135. •End of Round……… •Scores please. WIKI DONOR
  136. 136. •This round consists of 18 questions, which pass anticlockwise, n to 1. •+10 on direct/pass. •+10/-5 on a pounce. •Written pounce only. Round 4
  137. 137. • Last July, The University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center created a 32-acre false metropolis by the name of ‘Mcity’, which had several miles of 2-, 3-, and 4-lane roads, complete with intersections, traffic signals, and signs. • Also facades of buildings were been built, like an elaborate film set. • The place garnered the interest of many companies, who were looking at this place as somewhere they could refine the most advanced technologies with no possible risk to the public. • For what purpose was this city being built? Specific answer needed. ONE WIKI DONOR
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  140. 140. ONE Self-Driving Cars
  141. 141. • This engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian, a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator is the source of a sort of a misconception. • The illustration is seen as the source of naming of a certain member of the animal family, though in reality it rarely does the activity to justify its name. • What am I talking about? TWO WIKI DONOR
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  144. 144. • Is also called ‘Goliath bird-eating spider’; the practice of calling theraphosids (tarantula family) “bird-eating” derives from this early 18th-century copper engraving by Merian that shows one eating a hummingbird though in reality it only rarely preys on adult birds. TWO Goliath Birdeater
  145. 145. • In 2002, Gillette introduced the Vector razor in India. It had a plastic push bar that slid down to unclog the razor. The bar was added because Indian men have thicker hair and a higher hair density than their American counterparts. Adding to that, they often shave less frequently than American men, so they wind up shaving longer beards. • Gillette, which is based in Boston, wanted to test the product among Indian consumers and had Indian students at nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology test the razor. • The results pleased them a lot. • But when Gillette launched the razor in India, the reaction was different. Executives were baffled about why the razor flopped. • Why did the razor flop? THREE WIKI DONOR
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  147. 147. • People using cup or mug for shaving instead of running water which resulted in clogged razors. THREE WIKI DONOR
  148. 148. • The full stop in this logo was discarded for stylistic and legibility reasons in the 1950s. • The logo was redesigned and the text in this new logo was slanted. All this, because the period made it look like the company’s name had a “Di:”. • After having been used intermittently in previous logos, followed by some debate, the period was removed permanently. • What company is this? WIKI DONOR FOUR
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  150. 150. FOUR Dr Pepper
  151. 151. • The origin of this strange practice is believed to be from medieval France, though the origins of this convention remain obscure. • It is possible that clock faces were used in the activity, and for each achievement the hand moved a quarter in favour of the achiever. When the hand reach the 12O’Clock mark, the activity moved on to the next phase. • But because of the two partakers in the activity reaching the 12O’Clock mark simultaneously would be a problem, the 3rd and the subsequent movements were reduced to only one-sixth of the total rotation. • This ensured a just encounter. • What practice are we talking of? FIVE WIKI DONOR
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  153. 153. FIVE Scoring in Tennis
  154. 154. • After Juventus couldn’t beat F.C. BATE in a Champions League game at home in late 2008, Goal.com published a risqué headline. • What was this rather stimulating headline? SIX WIKI DONOR
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  157. 157. • The Hydrangea macrophylla is widely cultivated in many parts of the world as it has the ability to grow in many climates, and is also used in a variety of processes worldwide. • But the curious thing about the flowers of this plant are that they can bloom to be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. • What factor is responsible for such a contrast in the visual aspect of the flowering plant? SEVEN WIKI DONOR
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  160. 160. • An acidic soil will usually produce flower colour closer to blue, whereas an alkaline soil will produce flowers more pink. • This is caused by a colour change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminium ions which can be taken up into hyperaccumulating plants. • (A hyperaccumulator is a plant capable of growing in soils with very high concentrations of metals, absorbing these metals through their roots, and concentrating extremely high levels of metals in their tissues.) SEVEN pH of the soil
  161. 161. • Overall it weighs about 4.5kg, and the best quality leather hide is used. In most cases cowhide is used, but the use of kangaroo is prevalent as well. These are usually between 1.2 and 1.4 millimetres thick. • The whole ‘system’ is aerodynamically made, with slightly bigger perforations behind than on the front, so that there is a positive airflow. • There is also a prominent aerodynamic hump, which contains some 200-300 millilitres of fluid, which serves an important purpose in the event, but it cannot have much more volume than that, because it may hamper the overall performance of the participants. • What do I speak of? EIGHT WIKI DONOR
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  163. 163. • There is an airbag system inside too! The stretch areas on the suit are really important because when the airbag is deployed it usually inflates to about 4-5 centimetres. That means the suit has to expand to accommodate that, because the airbag doesn't come out of the suit. EIGHT Moto GP Suits
  164. 164. • There have been only 4 waverings to the famous norm in all of the corporation’s history: After the September 11 attacks (black) April 28, 2008 Earth Day (green) September 19, 2011 (metallic silver) December 31, 2012 (silver) • What norm by which corporation? NINE WIKI DONOR
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  166. 166. NINE The Red Border of Time Magazine
  167. 167. TEN WIKI DONOR • This is a special type of vial used in the Victorian era. • A most common story of the times is that this vial, had a specially designed stopper, which would allow any liquid stored in it to evaporate through it, though it took time. • What salty liquid was stored in this? And what did the end of the liquid in the vial bring an end to?
  168. 168. WIKI DONOR
  169. 169. • A most common story of Victorian times is that mourners would shed their tears into a lachrymatory such as this, that used a special stopper. When the tears had finally evaporated, the mourning period would be complete. TEN Vial to store tears in, after someone’s funeral
  170. 170. • Gattaca is a 1997 Sci-Fi film starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law. • The film shows a glimpse of a future society driven by the belief of improving the genetic quality of human population, where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The naming of the film's title is based on the same precinct. • What is the funda behind the naming of the film? ELEVEN WIKI DONOR
  171. 171. WIKI DONOR
  172. 172. • The film’s title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. ELEVEN WIKI DONOR
  173. 173. • The founder of the company Blinde, Richard Walker, had to tender against large companies such as Ray-Ban and Arnette in the last part of the last century to bag a very important deal for his company. • He set himself apart by scratch-designing pairs of glasses which have now become iconic in their own right. • When his tender was successful, Walker was flown into Sydney where he spent the duration of the event making custom- designing sunglasses in the back of an Oxford Street optometrist. • What was this assignment? TWELVE WIKI DONOR
  174. 174. WIKI DONOR
  175. 175. TWELVE WIKI DONOR •The company now has a Neo, Morpheus and Trinity line of sunglasses.
  176. 176. • A particular band’s logo wasn’t an issue until around 1980 in Germany. • But fearing a political backlash, the band decided to modify its logo prior to a September 1980 tour of West Germany. • The band’s German-issued albums and marketing materials have used this modified logo. • Which band? THIRTEEN WIKI DONOR
  177. 177. WIKI DONOR
  178. 178. THIRTEEN Kiss and SS
  179. 179. • According to a leading authority on the author, his illustrator took inspiration for his illustration of an unpleasant and ugly character from this Quentin Matsys painting (1513), which is based on Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (Austria), who had the reputation of being the ugliest woman who ever existed. • Or Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent, whose attempts to control her daughter led to her exclusion from her adult daughter's life, which would explain the antagonism between this character and the titular character. • Which character from which book? FOURTEEN WIKI DONOR
  180. 180. FOURTEEN WIKI DONOR
  181. 181. WIKI DONOR
  182. 182. FOURTEEN Countess from Alice in Wonderland
  183. 183. • The village of Drvengrad is in Serbia, about 200km southwest of Belgrade. This village was created for a 2004 project, and the streets in the village bear the names of various individuals that the creator holds in high esteem: Tesla, Che Guevara, Maradona, Federico Fellini, Novak Đoković and Ivo Andrić, after whom the main street is named. For this he was the 2005 recipient of the Philippe Rotthier European Architecture award. • According to him: I lost my city during [Sarajevo] the war. That is why I wished to build my own village. It bears a German name: ________. I will organize seminars there, for people who want to learn how to make ______, concerts, ceramics, painting. It is the place where I will live and where some people will be able to come from time to time. There will be of course some other inhabitants who will work. I dream of an open place with cultural diversity which sets up against globalization. • Who is the creator? Also name the 2004 project. FIFTEEN WIKI DONOR
  184. 184. WIKI DONOR
  185. 185. • The village is located near Mokra Gora and Višegrad, best known for Ivo Andrić's Nobel- winning novel, The Bridge on the Drina. FIFTEEN Emir Kusturica and Life is a Miracle
  186. 186. • One suggestion is that the phrase originates from the concept of such a door, which is designed in such a fashion that the top part remains open, while the bottom part is closed, and is named after the country it was common in, in the 17th century. • It is thought that terms like this one came about largely due to the rivalry and enmity between the English and the country in question, in the 17th century. • What phrase am I talking about which reflects splitting of an item, like the door in question? SIXTEEN WIKI DONOR
  187. 187. SIXTEEN WIKI DONOR
  188. 188. WIKI DONOR
  189. 189. SIXTEEN Going Dutch
  190. 190. • The imperial amazon parrot, also known as the sisserou parrot, is found specifically within the 90 km2 of the mountainous rainforest near the Morne Diablotins and the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. • This parrot, endemic to an island nation, is an endangered species with a population of only 250–350 individuals. • A related species, the Jaco or red-necked parrot, is also a endemic to this island. Both birds are rare and protected by the government. • The sisserou is the national bird of which country? SEVENTEEN WIKI DONOR
  191. 191. SEVENTEEN WIKI DONOR
  192. 192. WIKI DONOR
  193. 193. SEVENTEEN Dominica
  194. 194. •End of Round………. WIKI DONOR
  195. 195. • Written round. • There will be 5 questions in this round. • All questions are connected in a way, which you have to crack on your own. But no points for cracking the theme. It will only serve to help you. • +10 for each correct answer. • A total of 50 points up for grabs. Rules of Round 5:
  196. 196. • Which drink is so called because its flavor is so strong that it is served by the half-glass? ONE WIKI DONOR
  197. 197. • Which sporting franchise originated from Minneapolis, Minnesota and took the state’s nickname? • The name of the franchise was stuck to, even after the relocation in the 1960/61 season. TWO WIKI DONOR
  198. 198. • According to folklore, in 1670, in Cologne, Germany, the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral, wished to remedy the noise caused by children in his church during the Living Crèche tradition of Christmas Eve, and so he asked a local sweet maker to help him. • In order to justify the practice of giving sweets to children during worship services, he made a certain alteration which would help children remember the shepherds who visited the infant Jesus. • In addition, he used the white colour of the sweets to teach children about the Christian belief in the sinless life of Jesus. • What did he end up creating? THREE WIKI DONOR
  199. 199. • There are a few possible origins of this idiom, with one saying it came about as a corruption of a French phrase with had similar ‘mathematical’ undertones. • But had that been the case, the idiom’s meaning would’ve pointed at a risk implied instead of ‘a state of confusion and disorder, or of disagreement between parties’ it now means. • A more worthy tale is of the medieval livery companies that were established in London, going by the names The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors (Tailors) and The Worshipful Company of Skinners (Fur Traders). • The precedence of the companies was set in 1515, but these two companies disputed their positions, and a compromise was agreed by which they exchange the 2 positions each year at Easter, though a Chaucer quotation proves this origin story wrong. • What’s the good phrase? FOUR WIKI DONOR
  200. 200. • What you will see in the following images is a stadium that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball (MLB). • The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston’s Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a railway as a homage to the site’s history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run, and/or the Astros win a game. • The engine’s coal car is filled with giant oranges in reference to the most famous product of a company, which bought the naming rights to the ballpark, after Enron went bankrupt in 2002. • What company? FIVE WIKI DONOR
  201. 201. FIVE WIKI DONOR
  202. 202. EXCHANGE SHEETS
  203. 203. • Which drink is so called because its flavor is so strong that it is served by the half-glass? ONE WIKI DONOR
  204. 204. ONE Cutting Chai
  205. 205. • Which sporting franchise originated from Minneapolis, Minnesota and took the state’s nickname? • The name of the franchise was stuck to, even after the relocation in the 1960/61 season. TWO WIKI DONOR
  206. 206. TWO L.A. Lakers • Minnesota is known as ‘The Land of 10,000 lakes’.
  207. 207. • According to folklore, in 1670, in Cologne, Germany, the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral, wished to remedy the noise caused by children in his church during the Living Crèche tradition of Christmas Eve, and so he asked a local sweet maker to help him. • In order to justify the practice of giving sweets to children during worship services, he made a certain alteration which would help children remember the shepherds who visited the infant Jesus. • In addition, he used the white colour of the sweets to teach children about the Christian belief in the sinless life of Jesus. • What did he end up creating? THREE WIKI DONOR
  208. 208. THREE Candy Canes
  209. 209. • There are a few possible origins of this idiom, with one saying it came about as a corruption of a French phrase with had similar ‘mathematical’ undertones. • But had that been the case, the idiom’s meaning would’ve pointed at a risk implied instead of ‘a state of confusion and disorder, or of disagreement between parties’ it now means. • A more worthy tale is of the medieval livery companies that were established in London, going by the names The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors (Tailors) and The Worshipful Company of Skinners (Fur Traders). • The precedence of the companies was set in 1515, but these two companies disputed their positions, and a compromise was agreed by which they exchange the 2 positions each year at Easter, though a Chaucer quotation proves this origin story wrong. • What’s the good phrase? FOUR WIKI DONOR
  210. 210. FOUR At sixes and sevens
  211. 211. • What you will see in the following images is a stadium that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball (MLB). • The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston’s Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a railway as a homage to the site’s history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run, and/or the Astros win a game. • The engine’s coal car is filled with giant oranges in reference to the most famous product of a company, which bought the naming rights to the ballpark, after Enron went bankrupt in 2002. • What company? FIVE WIKI DONOR
  212. 212. FIVE WIKI DONOR
  213. 213. FIVE Minute Maid
  214. 214. • The theme of course was that these are all alliterative answers: Cutting Chai Los Angeles Lakers (L.A. Lakers) Candy Canes At Sixes and Sevens Minute Maid WIKI DONOR
  215. 215. WIKI DONOR
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The Kutub Monsoon Quiz conducted by me on 14th August, 2016.

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