The 2,3,4 Quiz - CQCQuestions from Aditya a.k.a. Sticky
The 2,3,4 QuizTitled so because almost all the questions have 2, 3 or 4 sub-questions.
Question 1• Wasim Akram• Saqlain Mushtaq• Chaminda Vaas• ______________1. Who is the 4th name in this exclusive list?2. What achievement do they all have?3. How did the 4th surpass the other 3?
Answer 11. Lasith Malinga2. 2 or more hat-tricks in ODI Cricket3. Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to have taken 3 hat-tricks
Question 2On the following slide is a Screenshot from the‘Culture’ page of Lab126, a Silicon-valley techcompany.1. Which company owns Lab126 (blanked out at the bottom of the page)?2. What has Lab126 developed for its owner?
Question 3August Kowalczyk died at theage of 90 years on 30th July,2012 in a small town calledOswiecim in Southern Poland.He became a popular actorduring his life, among otherthings.Why does his death signifythe end of an era?
Answer 3He was the last known survivor from theAuschwitz Concentration Camp.Kowalczyk was brought to Auschwitz inDecember 1940. In June 1942 he was among 50Polish inmates who tried to flee the camp whileworking in the fields. Most were killed in theattempt and only nine escaped. Kowalczyk wasthe last known survivor.
Question 4“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel Ihave always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my thirdeye open, but its wide open right now.”This was a statement issued by Calvin Cordozar Broadus,Jr. after a certain change in his life, leading up to a newalbum called ‘Reincarnated’.1. Who is this guy?2. What change is he talking about?
Answer 41. Snoop Dogg2. The change in question is a change in his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion (although, in my opinion, he will always be a Dogg)
Question 5• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAny1bIA pcA• This is a song called Seville by , recorded in 1967.• Why has this song come back into focus in 2011-12 because of a certain Australian, Belgian connection?
Answer 5• Gotye’s ’Somebody That I used to know’ was sampled on this song, along with additional instruments such as the Xylophone.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4w vIGY
Question 61. The image shown is a parody/funny take on what movie?2. What has been blanked out in the panel on the bottom- left?3. What would the words after Kidnap have been for the first movie?
Question 71. Identify the painting shown on the next slide and its artist, who said the following about it: ‘My bad mood is vanishing thanks to hard work. I’ve embarked on a modern subject-a barricade. And if I haven’t fought for my country at least I’ll paint for her.’2. The main subject of the painting is seen wearing a cap that is known to represent the pursuit of liberty/freedom. What is this cap known as?3. How is this painting known to the youth of today thanks to a modern-day representation?
Answer 71. ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Eugene Delacroix.2. The ‘Phrygian’ cap, which, particularly in artistic representations symbolises the pursuit of liberty/freedom.3. The album cover of ‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay (picture on the following slide). Viva la vida translates to ‘Live the life’.
Question 8• 31 May 2008 (+1.7 m/s)• 16 August 2008 (-0.2 m/s)• 16 August 2009 (+0.9 m/s)1. What do these three dates represent?2. What do the figures in brackets represent?
Answer 81. Usain Bolt breaking the 100m World Record. (Times: 9.72s, 9.69s, 9.58s)2. The wind-speed at the time of his breaking the records.
Question 9The _______X_________ is a Swiss political party, formed by former softwareengineer Matthias Poehm ahead of the 2011 federal elections in Switzerland.The party has two major goals:• To become the fourth largest party in Switzerland in terms of membership• To initiate a national “referendum in order to seek for a prohibition of _________________________________________________________.”The party claims that the latter "causes national-economic damageamounting to 2.1 billion CHF" and lowers the quality of a __________ in"95 % of the cases". The party advocates flip charts as an alternative.The party also states that it does not support prohibition, but will use areferendum to raise awareness about the cause.What party? (or) What is this cause they are fighting against?
Answer 9Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP), which advocatesa referendum that seeks for the reductions andsubsequent use of Microsoft PowerPoint andother Presentation software for presentations.
Question 10Frangistan was a term used byMuslims and Persians, duringthe Middle Ages and laterhistorical periods to refer topeople from a particular region.Frangistan literally translates to‘Land of the Franks’.1. What did they mean to refer to?2. How can you connect that to the picture on the right?3. What is the legacy of this term in modern-day India?
Answer 101. Frangistan, while originally alluding to the Franks (from France), represents a wider set of people from all over Western Europe.2. The picture on the right is of Europa, a Phoenician woman famous in Greek mythology for having been abducted by Zeus. ‘Europe’ traces its origins to her name.3. In modern-day India, most foreigners, particularly from Europe are referred to as Firangs, which derives from Frangistan.
Question 11Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani is the Emir ofQatar, and is among the richest Royals in the World.Recently, he has made a large number ofinvestments, particularly in Sports, such as a £125mshirt deal with FC Barcelona. He was alsoinstrumental in securing Qatar’s bid for the 2012Olympics.However, a particular investment he made in 2011,for the Qatar Royal Family has caught the attention ofpeople all over the world.1. What particular investment am I talking about?2. Why did it catch people’s attention?
Answer 111. Paul Cezanne’s ‘Card Players’ (1 of 5 in the world) for over $250 million.2. It is the most expensive painting sold to date.
Question 12It has been known that A, B, C & D were the main ingredientsto an old witches love potion (pics on next slide):• _A_ has been used as a digestant, which should take the bitterness out of certain comestibles. Some medieval physicians used this herb in a spiritual manner.• _B_ is renowned as a symbol of power.• _C_ represents fidelity, love, and remembrance and is therefore often used in traditional wedding customs.• _D_ symbolizes courage, thus finding its way into heraldry.In what context do we hear A, B, C & D together(in the same order)?
Answer 12A – ParsleyB – SageC – RosemaryD – ThymeThere’s a refrain in the song Scarborough Fair(covered by Simon & Garfunkel, who also have analbum by the name ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary &Thyme’), that goes ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary &Thyme’.
Question 13Jerome Silberman is an American stage and screen actor, director andscreenwriter who began his career on stage, making his screen debut in theTV series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962.Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motionpicture Bonnie and Clyde, his first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Awardfor Best Supporting Actor.This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks,including 1974s Young Frankenstein, a script which garnered the pairan Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.1. Who is this Jerome Silberman character?2. His role in a 1971 movie has gained cult popularity over the last couple of years. What role/movie? Why the recent popularity?
Answer 131. Jerome Silberman is Gene Wilder’s original name.2. He played the role of Willy Wonka in the 1971 musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a snippet from which is popular today as the Condescending Wonka Meme.
Question 14The Ministry of Information (MOI), headed by the Minister ofInformation, was a United Kingdom government department createdbriefly at the end of World War I and again during World WarII. Located in Senate House at the University of London during WorldWar II, it was the central government department responsible forpublicity and propaganda.At the end of World War 1, the MOI printed 2.5 million copies ofsomething, although only a limited number of these were distributed,and little else was known about it.In 2000, this was rediscovered, and re-issued by a number of privatecompanies bringing it back into popularity.What is this ‘something’?
Question 15• _____ is also called a mutton• _____ is used to indicate that a sentence is unfinished because the speaker was interuppted.• _____ can also be used instead of an ellipsis to indicate aposiopesis, the rhetorical device by which a sentence is stopped short not because of interruption but because the speaker is too emotional to continue.• _____ derives its name from a unit of measurement in typography.What is this ______ I am talking about?
Question 16Leonhart Fuchs was aGerman physician and one of thefounding fathers of botany, alongwith Otto Brunfels and HieronymusBock.The plant (shown in picture) wasfirst discovered on the Caribbeanisland of Hispaniola in 1703 by thebotanist, Charles Plumier andnamed after Fuchs.What, from the name of this plant,also referenced in the Pokémonuniverse, lives on today?
Question 17This (shown on next slide) is a painting byJoseph Wright of Derby.1. What is the title of the painting?2. What is being depicted in the painting?3. The subject of the painting is a recreation of one of whose works?
Answer 171. An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump2. A bird that is held in an ‘air pump’ is being deprived of air.3. This is a recreation of the Air Pump experiments of Robert Boyle, famous among school children for the ‘Boyle’s Law’
Question 18Two separate extracts from a conversation:• “John Humphreys: Your occupation? __________: Principle Ballerina of the Mariinsky State Opera.”• “John Humphreys: You always say Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Was there another? __________: Well, yes, since Conan Doyle wrote the last ones in about 1926, infinitely more stories have been written by others including his nephew and there about 2 written every week on the net.”
Question 18 contd…1. Where are these extracts (this conversation) from?2. Whose name have I blanked out?3. Connect the second extract to something this person did in 2011.
Answer 181. This is an extract from a Celebrity episode of BBC’s Mastermind.2. Stephen Fry. His specialty for the show was ‘Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes’.3. Stephen Fry played the character of Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’ brother in Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows.
Question 19______ spent a vast majority of his productive life at Trieste, Parisand Zurich, during which time he is said to have written Y.While in Paris, he travelled frequently to Zurich to get his eyesoperated upon, and also for the treatment of his daughter, Lucia,who _____ and his family assumed suffered from Schizophrenia.Lucia was analysed by X, a renowned psychiatrist, who concluded,after reading Y, that _____ also suffered from schizophrenia,famously stating that Lucia and her father were both heading to thebottom of a river, except that he was diving and she was falling.Identify: 1. _____, 2. X, 3. Y.
Answer 191. _____ - James Joyce2. X – Carl Jung3. Y – Ulysses
Question 20The following are historical and literary instances of the useof something or its variation:• Historical Uses – during the Battle of Verdun in World War I by French General Robert Nivelle – during the Spanish Civil War, at the Siege of Madrid by Dolores Ibárruri Gómez – by British anti-fascists during the October 1936 Battle of Cable Street – by Colonel Emmanuel Maurin, commanding a French Foreign Legion unit in the Ivory Coast
Question 20• Literary Uses – In the Star Wars New Jedi Order book Traitor by Jedi Knight Ganner Rhysode – In Asterix in Spain, by Pepe – In George R. R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire, by the character Edmure Tully in a letter – In X, by Y1. The usage of what?2. Give me X and Y, probably one of the more famous instances of its usage. There is a slightly different variation used in the film adaptation of
Answer 201. ‘They shall not pass’ or its variations.2. By Gandalf in Lord of the Rings as ‘You cannot pass’, and in the movie as:
Question 21Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best knownfor creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely ofsuch objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books– that is, he painted representations of these objects onthe canvas arranged in such a way that the wholecollection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of theportrait subject.1. Identify the 4 paintings by him (shown on next slide)2. Connect it to the pizza and the set of violin concertos by the man in the picture.
Answer 211. Winter, Autumn, Spring & Summer (from top- left, clockwise)2. The connect is Four Seasons. – The 4 paintings representing the Four Seasons – The Pizza is called ‘Quatre Saisons’ or ‘Four Seasons’, with toppings from all Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos famous as the ‘Four Seasons’