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IIMI sutra lonewolf-prelims

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Prelims of Lonewolf quiz held at IIM Indore as part of Mridang 2012 - Sutra, the Quizfest

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IIMI sutra lonewolf-prelims

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  2. 2. IIM Indore Mridang 2012Sutra – Lone Wolf Prelims
  3. 3. Rules• Solo Quiz• Use of mobile phones, and any other Internet connectivity devices during the duration of this quiz, is strictly discouraged, at risk of disqualification.• Top 8 teams qualify for the finals.• Write your name, Institute name, and a contact number, on the answer sheet.• Starred questions will be used to arbitrate ties (more stars win): no. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30. Mentioned on the slides. Please mark them on the answer sheet.• Quizmasters’ decisions are final.
  4. 4. 1.• According to the Anti-Defamation League, the term “___ ___" was popularized by white supremacists Alex Curtis and Tom Metzger in the late 1990s.• One of the most influential aspects of Metzgers right-wing activism has been his advocacy of the “___ ____ " or "leaderless resistance" model of extremism, which favors individual or small-cell underground activity, as opposed to above-ground membership organizations. The term “___ ____" was subsequently adopted by US law enforcement agencies and by media to refer to individuals following this strategy. Currently, the term “____ ____ terrorism" now refers to violent acts that take place outside a command structure, regardless of ideology.• Identify the term.
  5. 5. Answers Follow
  6. 6. 2.• What is unusual about these logos ?
  7. 7. Answers Follow
  8. 8. 3• Varahappa Iyer, who was a minister in the Maratha court of Tanjore, was also a friend of the British governor in Madras. The Governor had a band which he showed off to Iyer. When Iyer saw the piano, he fell in love with it immediately, given its range of seven octaves that could support singing in the very low pitches prevalent in South India and its versatility in composing.• There was one problem though. The piano could not produce the nuanced microtonal variations called gamakam, the soul of a Carnatic ragam. This prompted him to do something.• Sometime, also in the late 18th Century, Balaswami Dikshitar, brother of composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar, attended a Western music concert by the European Orchestra, run by the East India Company. Inspired as he was, This prompted him to do something. • Two alternative stories behind what prominent inclusion to Carnatic Music?
  9. 9. Answers Follow
  10. 10. 4• Whose tombstone?
  11. 11. Answers Follow
  12. 12. 5*• This is the Besant Theosophical High School in Adyar, Chennai.• The school made history when she came to Madras teach children in 1939, and train teachers through the War years.• Shown is a pic with her teaching some children.• Who she?
  13. 13. 5
  14. 14. Answers Follow
  15. 15. 6• Dow B. Hover (born ca. 1901, died June 1, 1990) was the last person to serve as a State Electrician of the New York State, after which that post was removed.• He worked from the mid 1950s to 1960s.• Who/What is a State Electrician?
  16. 16. Answers Follow
  17. 17. 7• X is the worlds first and premier Hindi a cappella group, formed in 1996 by students at the University of ______ . X’s music has been influenced by the Eastern and Western cultures that represent the group’s membership.• The group was featured on the soundtrack of American Desi, and has released seven full-length albums: Awaaz, 11 PM, Soundcheck, The Brown Album, Pehchaan, On Detours, Panoramic, and the compilation album Out of Stock.
  18. 18. • Filename:PM_Obama.jpg
  19. 19. Answers Follow
  20. 20. 8Celebrities who appear on the show are usuallyimpersonated, though some celebrities lendtheir voice to their characters. Celebrities whohave voiced themselves include Michael Buffer,Brent Musburger, Jay Leno, Robert Smith andthe bands Radiohead and Korn.Interestingly George Clooney provided the barksfor a dog named Sparky in Season One.Identify X.
  21. 21. Answers Follow
  22. 22. 9X is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms.Considered a very graceful dance meant to beperformed as a solo recital by women. The creditfor reviving this dance in the nineteenth centurygoes to Swathi Thirunal.The word X literally means "dance of theenchantress". There are approximately 40 differentbasic movements, known as atavukal, in X.The dance follows the classical text of HasthaLakshanadeepika, which has elaborate descriptionof Mudras. What dance form is X?
  23. 23. Answers Follow
  24. 24. 10*• Joe Murgo, a meteorologist at central Pennsylvanian news channel WTAJ, tries to interview Phil.• One of the officials say that before 1993, this event would be lucky to have an attendance of 2500, and now it has increased to over 16000.• What is this all about?• What happened in 1993 [ need the name of the most famous person associated with it, as well ]
  25. 25. Answers Follow
  26. 26. 11•As a 17-year-old, X became the youngest winner of thewomens singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeatingWorld No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. Monica Seles broke therecord the following year when she won the title at age 16.•Nicknamed “Barcelona Bumblebee” by Bud Collins for her“unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, noneseeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner andreturned again and again to demoralize opponents”. X holdsthe records for the most matches won by a player in Fed Cupcompetition (72) and for most ties played (58)•Who?
  27. 27. Answers Follow
  28. 28. 12This quarry is located in a village on the Swedishisland of Resaro, in the Vaxholm municipality inthe Swedish archipelago is famous for giving theworld, 4 rare earth minerals. Name the place.
  29. 29. Answers Follow
  30. 30. 13• X, a Nobel prize winner, is a prolific literary figure known for writing in a variety of styles that spanned epics, political manifestoes, surrealism, prose and erotica. He almost always wrote in green ink, as it was his colour of hope .• His Pseudonym is said to be a tribute to a French poet Paul Verlaine, and a Czech Poet Jan _____ .• We know him as ______ ______ . Who X?
  31. 31. Answers Follow
  32. 32. 14After whom is the asteroid named and what isthe funda behind it?• 25924 ________ is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by LINEAR on February 19, 2001 and given the provisional designation 2001 DA42.
  33. 33. Answers Follow
  34. 34. 15*• Robots like these are frequently seen in Indian fairs these days [ no, this is not a MELA question] • For only 5 rupees or so, the robot’s handler will allow you to plug a pair of headphones into its metallic underpants and listen to it.• Listen to what?
  35. 35. 15* 10.• http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattlogelin/
  36. 36. Answers Follow
  37. 37. 16• The on-screen magic of X and Y in their famous and only work together was the result of two actors doing their very best work, not any real-life sparks, though Xs perennially jealous wife assumed otherwise.• Off the set, the co-stars hardly spoke during the filming, where normally she had a reputation for affairs with her leading men. Because Y was taller than X, X had 3-inch (76 mm) blocks attached to his shoes in certain scenes.• She reportedly said later, "I kissed him but I never knew him”. Years later, after Y had taken up with Italian director Roberto Rossellini, and bore him a child, X confronted her. "You used to be a great star", he said, "What are you now?" "A happy woman," she replied
  38. 38. Answers Follow
  39. 39. 17The Company was incorporated on 9th February, 1984 as aprivate limited company in the name and style of GeniusLeasing Finance and Investment Company Limited. Thebusiness commenced on 14th March. It was promoted by S.K.Modi of the Modi Group of Companies. The main objective ofthe company was to manufacture Private air taxi operation.Later X was started as an airline project in February, 1993 by SK Modi, Ashutosh Dayal Sharma and Kanwar K S Jamwal incollaboration with the German flag carrier and on 5 May 1993took the first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai.The airline due to lack of funds changed hands and becameairborne again in a new avatar as Royal Airways . Presentlyknown as Y , it is headquartered in Gurgaon.Id X and Y.
  40. 40. Answers Follow
  41. 41. 18X was discovered by V. S. Wakankar in 1957 and issituated in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains onthe southern edge of the central Indian plateau. Withinmassive sandstone outcrops, above comparatively denseforest, are five clusters of natural rock shelters, displayingpaintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Periodright through to the historical period.The cultural traditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-one villages adjacent to the site bear a strongresemblance to those represented in the rock paintings.X?
  42. 42. Answers Follow
  43. 43. 19• A long rant about a project being started a couple of folks.Friends, Robots, Public Domain Literature Fans:• Were editing a new version of Xs Y that wont be bogged down with what X was trying to say about racism.• Famous writer Ernest Hemingway once hailed Y as being "the best book weve ever had." We agree with him-even if he did drink too much. But this classic novel has been banned from many schools and libraries ever since its first publication, because of the books use of a word over two hundred times. Publisher NewSouth Books is attempting to get the book back on library shelves and in classrooms by publishing a new version that replaces the controversial word.• Critics are calling this "censorship" and "whitewashing of history." We call it "not far enough."• Robots instead of : Statistically, people prefer robots to the original word . Robots are fun and cool...even when theyre trying to take over our world! So weve decided to take the word out of Xs classic and replace it with "robot."• Why robots? Well, theres no denying it: robots are "in" right now. The film "Transformers" made over $708 million around the world. The film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" made over $800 million dollars. The last film version of Y only brought in $24 million dollars. Even accounting for inflation (which we frankly dont know how to do), its clear that robots are more popular than Y.• But why not vampires? Theyre "in" too, arent they? Good point, hypothetical question asker. Vampires are "in." But replacing the word with vampire would be silly. Robots have a long history in literature and popular culture of being used as a metaphor for slavery and oppression.• X, Y, word?
  44. 44. Answers Follow
  45. 45. 20*• Waard is a locally brewed drink in this Middle Eastern country. A mixture of locally grown pomegranate and trinj (which is a kind of bitter orange) is combined with carbonated rosewater to produce an aromatic juice.• Every year it receives a bit of media attention, mostly because of its non-alcoholic nature.• Which country and why?
  46. 46. Answers Follow
  47. 47. 21• Cartoon making fun of which incident?• Close enough spelling will do
  48. 48. Answers Follow
  49. 49. 22• A non-fiction book released in 2005.• This proves the laws of physics also apply to storytelling. From powerful events come transformative stories. Some excerpts:• Colonel Yaroshuk is dying now. He’s a chemist-dosimetrist. He was healthy as a bull. Now he’s lying paralyzed. His wife turns him over like a pillow. She feeds him from a spoon.And:• One day I walk into the hallway and tell the nurse, “He’s dying.” The nurse says, “What did you expect? He’s got 1600 roentgen. Four hundred is a lethal dose. He’s a nuclear reactor.”What is the Book about?
  50. 50. 22
  51. 51. Answers Follow
  52. 52. 23• We love some controversy, don’t we • X once told Ray Martin that he saw himself in Y, but 15 years after that famous interview, the theory that Y is a modern-day version of the greatest ever has been debunked.• Tony Shillinglaw, a former English player and coach who has conducted an extensive biomechanical study of Xs technique, argues that there are very few similarities to be made with in terms of style.• Xs tale about watching Y on television became the stuff of legend.• I was very, very struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him, X said. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this fellow is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on the television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two.”• So, if Y is not made in the mould of X, and is in fact significantly different, then who has come closest to replicating X?• Funnily enough, the nearest Ive seen of all people is Z, even though he was a big bull of a man, says Shillinglaw. His playing movements were the nearest Ive seen to X, and amazingly his timing and his foot movement for a big man - they were very quick.‘• X, Y, Z ? [2/3 for part points]
  53. 53. Answers Follow
  54. 54. 24• A funny interpretation of something being assembled the IKEA way. ( or is it IWAY?  )• What it is?
  55. 55. 24.
  56. 56. Answers Follow
  57. 57. 25*.• A military manoeuvre known as Goose- stepping was in practice at this place, in full gusto since 1959.• It has now been agreed by the two parties at either side that the ceremony will now be toned down.• The reason given was that the people involved found this to be undignified, and it caused them mental and physical strain, and it hurt their feet.• What specific ritual/tradition?
  58. 58. Answers Follow
  59. 59. Audio/ Visuals
  60. 60. 26• In 1961, V S Naipaul wrote a novel set in the Indian community in Trinidad titled A House for Mr Biswas . It went on to achieve worldwide acclaim, post which it was adapted as a stage musical with compositions by Monty Norman. One of the songs in this musical (titled “Good Sign, Bad Sign”), he claims, served as an inspiration for something iconic. What ?• AV clip
  61. 61. 26• http://grooveshark.com/s/Good+Sign+Bad+Si gn/37Tfan?src=5
  62. 62. Answers Follow
  63. 63. 27• Connect http://grooveshark.com/s/Kurai+Ondrum+MSS/2DvSLG?src=5
  64. 64. Answers Follow
  65. 65. 28• The bean machine, also known as the quincunx or Galton box, is a device invented by Sir Francis Galton.• The machine consists of a vertical board with interleaved rows of pins. Balls are dropped from the top, and bounce left and right as they hit the pins. Eventually, they are collected into one-ball-wide bins at the bottom.• A simulation+diagram of this device is shown.• What does this device demonstrate?
  66. 66. 28• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC6VeE4b zAs
  67. 67. 28
  68. 68. Answers Follow
  69. 69. 29• What is this move called?• Name the goalkeeper as well• Image in the next slide, see that first• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CtQytrZ GXw&feature=related
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  71. 71. Answers Follow
  72. 72. 30*.• This parody video references :• A TV Show.• A Famous TV-Science personality, with an epithet that rhymes with his surname.• Name both [ part points are there]
  73. 73. 30*.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fkc5r2lFZ s
  74. 74. Answers Follow
  75. 75. ANSWERS
  76. 76. 1.• According to the Anti-Defamation League, the term “___ ___" was popularized by white supremacists Alex Curtis and Tom Metzger in the late 1990s.• One of the most influential aspects of Metzgers right-wing activism has been his advocacy of the “___ ____ " or "leaderless resistance" model of extremism, which favors individual or small-cell underground activity, as opposed to above-ground membership organizations. The term “___ ____" was subsequently adopted by US law enforcement agencies and by media to refer to individuals following this strategy. Currently, the term “____ ____ terrorism" now refers to violent acts that take place outside a command structure, regardless of ideology.• Identify the term.
  77. 77. Answers Follow
  78. 78. 1.• Lone Wolf
  79. 79. 2.• What is unusual about these logos ?
  80. 80. Answers Follow
  81. 81. 2.• Google hoaxes as part of April Fool joke
  82. 82. 3• Varahappa Iyer, who was a minister in the Maratha court of Tanjore, was also a friend of the British governor in Madras. The Governor had a band which he showed off to Iyer. When Iyer saw the piano, he fell in love with it immediately, given its range of seven octaves that could support singing in the very low pitches prevalent in South India and its versatility in composing.• There was one problem though. The piano could not produce the nuanced microtonal variations called gamakam, the soul of a Carnatic ragam. This prompted him to do something.• Sometime, also in the late 18th Century, Balaswami Dikshitar, brother of composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar, attended a Western music concert by the European Orchestra, run by the East India Company. Inspired as he was, This prompted him to do something. • Two alternative stories behind what prominent inclusion to Carnatic Music?
  83. 83. Answers Follow
  84. 84. 3• These are the stories behind how the Violin, the western classical instrument, became a standard feature of a Carnatic Music concert.
  85. 85. 4• Whose tombstone?
  86. 86. Answers Follow
  87. 87. 4
  88. 88. 5*• This is the Besant Theosophical High School in Adyar, Chennai.• The school made history when she came to Madras teach children in 1939, and train teachers through the War years.• Shown is a pic with her teaching some children.• Who she?
  89. 89. 5
  90. 90. Answers Follow
  91. 91. 5*• Maria Montessori of Montessori Movement fame• Additional Trivia : One of the kids in that pic is the famous Chennai Quizzer Swaminathan’s dad. 
  92. 92. 6• Dow B. Hover (born ca. 1901, died June 1, 1990) was the last person to serve as a State Electrician of the New York State, after which that post was removed.• He worked from the mid 1950s to 1960s.• Who/What is a State Electrician?
  93. 93. Answers Follow
  94. 94. 6• Executioner who operates the Electric Chair.• New York is now a no death-penalty state.
  95. 95. 7• X is the worlds first and premier Hindi a cappella group, formed in 1996 by students at the University of ______ . X’s music has been influenced by the Eastern and Western cultures that represent the group’s membership.• The group was featured on the soundtrack of American Desi, and has released seven full-length albums: Awaaz, 11 PM, Soundcheck, The Brown Album, Pehchaan, On Detours, Panoramic, and the compilation album Out of Stock.
  96. 96. • Filename:PM_Obama.jpg
  97. 97. Answers Follow
  98. 98. 7• Penn Masala from the University of Pennsylvania
  99. 99. 8Celebrities who appear on the show are usuallyimpersonated, though some celebrities lendtheir voice to their characters. Celebrities whohave voiced themselves include Michael Buffer,Brent Musburger, Jay Leno, Robert Smith andthe bands Radiohead and Korn.Interestingly George Clooney provided the barksfor a dog named Sparky in Season One.Identify X.
  100. 100. Answers Follow
  101. 101. 8• South Park
  102. 102. 9X is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms.Considered a very graceful dance meant to beperformed as a solo recital by women. The creditfor reviving this dance in the nineteenth centurygoes to Swathi Thirunal.The word X literally means "dance of theenchantress". There are approximately 40 differentbasic movements, known as atavukal, in X.The dance follows the classical text of HasthaLakshanadeepika, which has elaborate descriptionof Mudras. What dance form is X?
  103. 103. Answers Follow
  104. 104. 9• Mohiniattam/ Mohiniyattam
  105. 105. 10*• Joe Murgo, a meteorologist at central Pennsylvanian news channel WTAJ, tries to interview Phil.• One of the officials say that before 1993, this event would be lucky to have an attendance of 2500, and now it has increased to over 16000.• What is this all about?• What happened in 1993 [ need the name of the most famous person associated with it, as well ]
  106. 106. Answers Follow
  107. 107. 10*• 126th edition of ‘Groundhog Day’. Pennsylvanias Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.• Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day”
  108. 108. 11•As a 17-year-old, X became the youngest winner of thewomens singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeatingWorld No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. Monica Seles broke therecord the following year when she won the title at age 16.•Nicknamed “Barcelona Bumblebee” by Bud Collins for her“unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, noneseeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner andreturned again and again to demoralize opponents”. X holdsthe records for the most matches won by a player in Fed Cupcompetition (72) and for most ties played (58)•Who?
  109. 109. Answers Follow
  110. 110. 11• Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
  111. 111. 12This quarry is located in a village on the Swedishisland of Resaro, in the Vaxholm municipality inthe Swedish archipelago is famous for giving theworld, 4 rare earth minerals. Name the place.
  112. 112. Answers Follow
  113. 113. 12• Ytterby - yttrium (Y), ytterbium(Yb), terbium(Tb) and erbium (Er) have been all named after this place
  114. 114. 13• X, a Nobel prize winner, is a prolific literary figure known for writing in a variety of styles that spanned epics, political manifestoes, surrealism, prose and erotica. He almost always wrote in green ink, as it was his colour of hope .• His Pseudonym is said to be a tribute to a French poet Paul Verlaine, and a Czech Poet Jan _____ .• We know him as ______ ______ . Who X?
  115. 115. Answers Follow
  116. 116. 13• Pablo Neruda
  117. 117. 14After whom is the asteroid named and what isthe funda behind it?• 25924 ________ is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by LINEAR on February 19, 2001 and given the provisional designation 2001 DA42.
  118. 118. Answers Follow
  119. 119. 14• Douglas Adams – 2001 is the year of his death and 42 – answer to Life, the Universe and Everything
  120. 120. 15*• Robots like these are frequently seen in Indian fairs these days [ no, this is not a MELA question] • For only 5 rupees or so, the robot’s handler will allow you to plug a pair of headphones into its metallic underpants and listen to it.• Listen to what?
  121. 121. 15* 10.• http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattlogelin/
  122. 122. Answers Follow
  123. 123. 15*• Your Fortune.• The robots’ wisdom, apparently, comes on prerecorded tapes, audio fortune cookies that foresee the future in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu.
  124. 124. 16• The on-screen magic of X and Y in their famous and only work together was the result of two actors doing their very best work, not any real-life sparks, though Xs perennially jealous wife assumed otherwise.• Off the set, the co-stars hardly spoke during the filming, where normally she had a reputation for affairs with her leading men. Because Y was taller than X, X had 3-inch (76 mm) blocks attached to his shoes in certain scenes.• She reportedly said later, "I kissed him but I never knew him”. Years later, after Y had taken up with Italian director Roberto Rossellini, and bore him a child, X confronted her. "You used to be a great star", he said, "What are you now?" "A happy woman," she replied
  125. 125. Answers Follow
  126. 126. 16• X – Humphrey Bogart; Y – Ingrid Bergman
  127. 127. 17The Company was incorporated on 9th February, 1984 as aprivate limited company in the name and style of GeniusLeasing Finance and Investment Company Limited. Thebusiness commenced on 14th March. It was promoted by S.K.Modi of the Modi Group of Companies. The main objective ofthe company was to manufacture Private air taxi operation.Later X was started as an airline project in February, 1993 by SK Modi, Ashutosh Dayal Sharma and Kanwar K S Jamwal incollaboration with the German flag carrier and on 5 May 1993took the first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai.The airline due to lack of funds changed hands and becameairborne again in a new avatar as Royal Airways . Presentlyknown as Y , it is headquartered in Gurgaon.Id X and Y.
  128. 128. Answers Follow
  129. 129. 17• X – Modiluft• Y – Spicejet
  130. 130. 18X was discovered by V. S. Wakankar in 1957 and issituated in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountainson the southern edge of the central Indian plateau.Within massive sandstone outcrops, abovecomparatively dense forest, are five clusters ofnatural rock shelters, displaying paintings thatappear to date from the Mesolithic Period rightthrough to the historical period. The culturaltraditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-onevillages adjacent to the site bear a strongresemblance to those represented in the rockpaintings.X?
  131. 131. Answers Follow
  132. 132. 18• Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  133. 133. 19• A long rant about a project being started a couple of folks.Friends, Robots, Public Domain Literature Fans:• Were editing a new version of Xs Y that wont be bogged down with what X was trying to say about racism.• Famous writer Ernest Hemingway once hailed Y as being "the best book weve ever had." We agree with him-even if he did drink too much. But this classic novel has been banned from many schools and libraries ever since its first publication, because of the books use of a word over two hundred times. Publisher NewSouth Books is attempting to get the book back on library shelves and in classrooms by publishing a new version that replaces the controversial word.• Critics are calling this "censorship" and "whitewashing of history." We call it "not far enough."• Robots instead of : Statistically, people prefer robots to the original word . Robots are fun and cool...even when theyre trying to take over our world! So weve decided to take the word out of Xs classic and replace it with "robot."• Why robots? Well, theres no denying it: robots are "in" right now. The film "Transformers" made over $708 million around the world. The film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" made over $800 million dollars. The last film version of Y only brought in $24 million dollars. Even accounting for inflation (which we frankly dont know how to do), its clear that robots are more popular than Y.• But why not vampires? Theyre "in" too, arent they? Good point, hypothetical question asker. Vampires are "in." But replacing the word with vampire would be silly. Robots have a long history in literature and popular culture of being used as a metaphor for slavery and oppression.• X, Y, word?
  134. 134. Answers Follow
  135. 135. 19• Mark Twain• The Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn• Replacing ‘n-word’ with‘slave’ was the incident.
  136. 136. 20*• Waard is a locally brewed drink in this Middle Eastern country. A mixture of locally grown pomegranate and trinj (which is a kind of bitter orange) is combined with carbonated rosewater to produce an aromatic juice.• Every year it receives a bit of media attention, mostly because of its non-alcoholic nature.• Which country and why?
  137. 137. Answers Follow
  138. 138. 20*• BAHRAIN GP – Only GP where this non alcoholic drink is sprayed instead of champagne.
  139. 139. 21• Cartoon making fun of which incident?• Close enough spelling will do
  140. 140. Answers Follow
  141. 141. 21• The Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in Iceland about an year back.
  142. 142. 22• A non-fiction book released in 2005.• This proves the laws of physics also apply to storytelling. From powerful events come transformative stories. Some excerpts:• Colonel Yaroshuk is dying now. He’s a chemist-dosimetrist. He was healthy as a bull. Now he’s lying paralyzed. His wife turns him over like a pillow. She feeds him from a spoon.And:• One day I walk into the hallway and tell the nurse, “He’s dying.” The nurse says, “What did you expect? He’s got 1600 roentgen. Four hundred is a lethal dose. He’s a nuclear reactor.”What is the Book about?
  143. 143. 22
  144. 144. Answers Follow
  145. 145. 22• Chernobyl Disaster of 1986• Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  146. 146. 23• We love some controversy, don’t we • X once told Ray Martin that he saw himself in Y, but 15 years after that famous interview, the theory that Y is a modern-day version of the greatest ever has been debunked.• Tony Shillinglaw, a former English player and coach who has conducted an extensive biomechanical study of Xs technique, argues that there are very few similarities to be made with in terms of style.• Xs tale about watching Y on television became the stuff of legend.• I was very, very struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him, X said. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this fellow is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on the television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two.”• So, if Y is not made in the mould of X, and is in fact significantly different, then who has come closest to replicating X?• Funnily enough, the nearest Ive seen of all people is Z, even though he was a big bull of a man, says Shillinglaw. His playing movements were the nearest Ive seen to X, and amazingly his timing and his foot movement for a big man - they were very quick.‘• X, Y, Z ? [2/3 for part points]
  147. 147. Answers Follow
  148. 148. 23• X – Don Bradman• Y – Sachin Tendulkar• Z – Inzamam Alu Haq
  149. 149. 24• A funny interpretation of something being assembled the IKEA way. ( or is it IWAY?  )• What it is?
  150. 150. 24.
  151. 151. Answers Follow
  152. 152. 24• Large Hadron Collider ( LHC )
  153. 153. 25*.• A military manoeuvre known as Goose- stepping was in practice at this place, in full gusto since 1959.• It has now been agreed by the two parties at either side that the ceremony will now be toned down.• The reason given was that the people involved found this to be undignified, and it caused them mental and physical strain, and it hurt their feet.• What specific ritual/tradition?
  154. 154. Answers Follow
  155. 155. 25.• ‘Lowering of the Flags’ Retreat ceremony – The Energetic parade that follows at the Wagah Border
  156. 156. Audio/ Visuals
  157. 157. 26• In 1961, V S Naipaul wrote a novel set in the Indian community in Trinidad titled A House for Mr Biswas . It went on to achieve worldwide acclaim, post which it was adapted as a stage musical with compositions by Monty Norman. One of the songs in this musical (titled “Good Sign, Bad Sign”), he claims, served as an inspiration for something iconic. What ?• AV clip
  158. 158. 26• http://grooveshark.com/s/Good+Sign+Bad+Si gn/37Tfan?src=5
  159. 159. Answers Follow
  160. 160. 26• James Bond theme music
  161. 161. 27• Connect http://grooveshark.com/s/Kurai+Ondrum+MSS/2DvSLG?src=5
  162. 162. Answers Follow
  163. 163. 27• Connect – C Rajagopalachari. Bharat Ratna awardee. Founder of the Swatantra party. Penned the lyrics of ‘Kurai Ondrum Illai’ ( sung in the 1967 UN General Assembly by M S Subbulakshmi)
  164. 164. 28• The bean machine, also known as the quincunx or Galton box, is a device invented by Sir Francis Galton.• The machine consists of a vertical board with interleaved rows of pins. Balls are dropped from the top, and bounce left and right as they hit the pins. Eventually, they are collected into one-ball-wide bins at the bottom.• A simulation+diagram of this device is shown.• What does this device demonstrate?
  165. 165. 28• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC6VeE4b zAs
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  168. 168. 28• Any of these answers acceptable• Central Limit Theorem• Normal Distribution• Bell Curve
  169. 169. 29• What is this move called?• Name the goalkeeper as well• Image in the next slide, see that first• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CtQytrZ GXw&feature=related
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  172. 172. 29• Rene Higuita’s scorpion kick
  173. 173. 30*.• This parody video references :• A TV Show.• A Famous TV-Science personality, with an epithet that rhymes with his surname.• Name both [ part points are there]
  174. 174. 30*.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fkc5r2lFZ s
  175. 175. Answers Follow
  176. 176. 30*.• Breaking Bad• Bill Nye, The Science Guy
  177. 177. Thank you• Hope you liked the prelims.• Please wait while we decide the finalists.• Finals will start immediately.

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