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Travel & Living quiz - questions provided by me & conducted by Arul Saravanan with more questions of his own at the Coimbatore Quiz Circle in October 2013

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Travel & living quiz october2013 for upload

  1. 1. Travel & Living Quiz Coimbatore Quiz Circle Aditya Sriram Sankaran October 2013
  2. 2. Infinite Pounce
  3. 3. 1 • What is this map a graphic representation of?
  4. 4. 1.A • Where in the world is Matt? This represents all the locations covered in the videos where Matt has ‘danced’
  5. 5. 3 • John Hanning Speke was an officer in the British Army who famously made three exploratory expeditions to Africa, during one of which he discovered and named Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile. • He was awarded a medal with an inscription that read ‘Honor est a Nilo’ – Honor is from the Nile. • This was also, interestingly, a clever wordplay in honor of the man who paved the way for Speke’s exploratory exploits. Who? Explain.
  6. 6. 3.A. • ‘Honor est a Nilo’ was an anagram of Horatio Nelson, who won the Battle of the Nile, which enabled Speke and others to later explore Africa, particularly along the Nile to its origin at Lake Victoria
  7. 7. 4 • The Stendhal Syndrome is a 1996 horror film about Detective Anna, who while on the trail of a serial killer, comes upon a museum. There, she experiences a bout of Stendhal Syndrome, that causes people to be overwhelmed by great works of art. • Two prominent paintings shown in the movie are Rembrandt’s Night watch & Breugel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, both of which are not actually housed at the museum in question. • Which museum, that was originally built as an office building for local magistrates, is the movie set in?
  8. 8. 4.A. • The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (uffizi  Italian for offices) • The Stendhal Syndrome was first diagnosed in Florence in 1982. • Dario Argento, the director of the film, experienced this when he was a child.
  9. 9. PLACES FROM PAINTINGS QUESTIONS
  10. 10. 1 • 1840 Painting by David Scott of a building shaped as a 20-sided polygon, despite its name. What building? (The two people encircled in red should serve as a clue)
  11. 11. 2 • This is a late 18th century painting of a later iteration (the most well-known of which occured about 1700 years earlier) of certain event / location by Joseph Wright of Derby (pic on next slide) Despite the fact that he was in and around this geographic area just a year or two before, he never quite experienced this event, visually, in the first person. What event / location has he depicted?
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  13. 13. 3 • Three paintings, the first one by J.M.W. Turner and the other two by lesser known painters representing ‘a structure’ that are all known by what 3-word name? The name of the structure is representative of the involuntary utterance one would make when encountering them? (pics on the next slides) For bonus points, give me the names of the 3 cities in which they are found
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  16. 16. 4 • Depicted in this JMW Turner painting is Hero who flung herself to death by jumping into the sea on finding out that her lover Leander had drowned while attempting to swim across ‘this international waterway’. Give either the old or the new name of this narrow waterway that connects two European seas
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  18. 18. 5 • What is the common denominator in a series of 36 paintings by Katsushika Hokusai (a few of which are represented in the following slides)?
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  22. 22. 6 • This is a painting on the ceiling of a prominent building by Marc Chagall. It tries to represent the different activities that one may bear witness to under the ceiling of this building. The city where this building is found was and continues to be a centre for these activities, apart from being the city where Chagall settled down and spent the second half of his life. What building, in which city?
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  24. 24. 7 • Yet another common denominator question: 1. The following paintings by JMW Turner & Vasily Surikov all depict people attempting to do what? 2. Another two paintings by Paul Delaroche & JacquesLouis David represent who attempting the same?
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  27. 27. 8 • This is a painting by William Hogarth, the last in the series of eight paintings that comprised ‘A Rake’s Progress’, a story of the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell. This painting shows him in a London hospital that was a centre for the treatment of the mentally ill. The name of the hospital serves as the origin of a word that is often used to represent chaos and confusion. Give me either the name or the hospital or the English word for uproar / chaos that is derived from it.
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  29. 29. Places in Paintings ANSWERS
  30. 30. 1 • 1840 Painting by David Scott of a building shaped as a 20-sided polygon, despite its name. What building? (The two people encircled in red should serve as a clue)
  31. 31. A.1 • The Globe Theatre, which isn’t globeshaped • The figures encircled in red are William Shakespeare & the Queen
  32. 32. 2 • Late 18th century painting of a later iteration (the most well-known of which occured about 1700 years earlier) of certain event / location by Joseph Wright of Derby. (pic on next slide) Despite the fact that he was in and around this geographic area just a year or two before, he never quite experienced this event, visually, in the first person. What event / location has he depicted?
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  34. 34. A.2 • The eruption of Vesuvius
  35. 35. 3 • Three paintings, the first one by J.M.W. Turner and the other two by lesser known painters representing ‘a structure’ that are all known by what 3-word name? The name of the structure is representative of the involuntary utterance one would make when encountering them? (pics on the next slides) For bonus points, give me the names of the 3 cities in which they are found
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  38. 38. A.3 • The Bridge of Sighs – Venice – Oxford – Cambridge
  39. 39. 4 • Depicted in this JMW Turner painting is Hero who flung herself to death by jumping into the sea on finding out that her lover Leander had drowned while attempting to swim across ‘this international waterway’. Give either the old or the new name of this narrow waterway that connects two European seas
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  41. 41. A.4 • The Hellespont (old) or the Dardanelles (new) off Turkey that separates Europe from the Asian mainland
  42. 42. 5 • What is the common denominator in a series of 36 paintings by Katsushika Hokusai (a few of which are represented in the following slides)?
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  46. 46. A.5 • Mt. Fuji (36 views of Mount Fuji)
  47. 47. 6 • This is a painting on the ceiling of a prominent building by Marc Chagall. It tries to represent the different activities that one may bear witness to under the ceiling of this building. The city where this building is found was and continues to be a centre for these activities, apart from being the city where Chagall settled down and spent the second half of his life. What building, in which city?
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  49. 49. A.6 • The Opera Garnier at Paris
  50. 50. 7 • Yet another common denominator question: 1. The following paintings by JMW Turner & Vasily Surikov all depict people attempting to do what? 2. Another two paintings by Paul Delaroche & JacquesLouis David represent who attempting the same?
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  53. 53. A.7 • Crossing the Alps & Napoleon Bonaparte
  54. 54. 8 • This is a painting by William Hogarth, the last in the series of eight paintings that comprised ‘A Rake’s Progress’, a story of the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell. This painting shows him in a London hospital that was a centre for the treatment of the mentally ill. The name of the hospital serves as the origin of a word that is often used to represent chaos and confusion. Give me either the name or the hospital or the English word for uproar / chaos that is derived from it.
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  56. 56. A.8 • Bethlem Royal Hospital & ‘bedlam’
  57. 57. Food & Drink QUESTIONS
  58. 58. 1 • First Course Hors D'Oeuvres Oysters • Second Course Consommé Olga Cream of Barley • Third Course Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers • Fourth Course Filet Mignons Lili Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise Vegetable Marrow Farci • Fifth Course Lamb, Mint Sauce Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes Green Pea Creamed Carrots Boiled Rice Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes •Sixth Course Punch Romaine •Seventh Course Roast Squab & Cress •Eighth Course Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette •Ninth Course Pate de Foie Gras, Celery •Tenth Course Waldorf Pudding Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs French Ice Cream This was a 10-course meal (that could’ve been named after the painting on the next slide) served to whom?
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  60. 60. 2 • This is a sorbet, that is traditionally a dessert of frozen water flavored with fruit or liqueur, often served as a non-fat or low-fat alternative to the heavier ice-cream. • Within the framework of different courses of meals, a sorbet is usually served between two main courses. • Apart from the taste, based on its composition, what purpose does a sorbet fulfil during a meal?
  61. 61. 3 • Just when you thought you had finished with paintings… This is a painting by William Hogarth titled on an old English patriotic ballad, ‘O, the ____ ___ of Old England!’ This is also the homonym of a derogatory term used by the French to refer to the English, as a reference to their consumption of this particular article of food. Either fill in the blanks or give me the derived term.
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  63. 63. 4 • In (Indian) British cuisine, curries are often classified based on their ingredients that impart different levels of spice. • If Vindaloo (from the Goa region, deriving from Portuguese) is typically Medium spicy & Phall (as per some accounts named as a joke on ‘phallus’, a symbol of manhood) is extremely hot, what city gave its name to the level between Vindaloo & Phall (for hot)?
  64. 64. 5 • Chantilly is a commune that lies to the north of Paris, that lends its name to a type of lace and the associated lacework. • It also houses the Château de Chantilly, that was home to the princes of Condé. • What gastronomical invention, attributed to the Maître d’Hôtel of these princes, a man named François Vatel, differentiates café / chocolat Viennois from a normal café / chocolat?
  65. 65. 6 • _____ is an anise-flavored liqueur & apéritif from France. • It is differentiated from absinthe in how it does not contain wormwood & is distilled from star anise whereas absinthe is distilled from green anise. • It was first commercialized by X, who at one point held the legal rights to the name of this drink and thereby its association. X subsequently merged in 1975 with a competitor. • Fill in the blanks & give me X
  66. 66. 7 • If one were to encounter food / drink that were certified by any of these organizations (whose symbols you see on the right) in the USA, what ‘certification’ would the food be found to have?
  67. 67. 8 • While in essence, the composition & texture of the contents in the bottles on the left are more or less the same as that of the bottle on the right, there is a differentiation between the two sets, that arises from the fact that the ones on the left don’t satisfy a necessary pre-requisite to be classified the same as the one on the right. • What is the difference between these two that I am talking about?
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  69. 69. Food & Drink ANSWERS
  70. 70. 1 • First Course Hors D'Oeuvres Oysters • Second Course Consommé Olga Cream of Barley • Third Course Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers • Fourth Course Filet Mignons Lili Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise Vegetable Marrow Farci • Fifth Course Lamb, Mint Sauce Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes Green Pea Creamed Carrots Boiled Rice Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes •Sixth Course Punch Romaine •Seventh Course Roast Squab & Cress •Eighth Course Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette •Ninth Course Pate de Foie Gras, Celery •Tenth Course Waldorf Pudding Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs French Ice Cream This was a 10-course meal (that could’ve been named after the painting on the next slide) served to whom?
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  72. 72. 1A. • These were the contents of the last meal served to passengers on board the Titanic before it sank
  73. 73. 2 • This is a sorbet, that is traditionally a dessert of frozen water flavored with fruit or liqueur, often served as a non-fat or low-fat alternative to the heavier ice-cream. • Within the framework of different courses of meals, a sorbet is usually served between two main courses. • Apart from the taste, based on its composition, what purpose does a sorbet fulfil during a meal?
  74. 74. 2A. • A ‘sorbet’ is typically served as a palate cleanser, as the mildly-flavored ice typically takes away the taste of the previous course and prepares the palate for the next one
  75. 75. 3 • Just when you thought you had finished with paintings… This is a painting by William Hogarth titled on an old English patriotic ballad, ‘O, the ____ ___ of Old England!’ This is also the homonym of a derogatory term used by the French to refer to the English, as a reference to their large consumption of this particular article of food. Either fill in the blanks or give me the derived term.
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  77. 77. 3A. • Blank – roast beef • The French often derogatorily refer(red) to the English as ‘rosbif’
  78. 78. 4 • In (Indian) British cuisine, curries are often classified based on their ingredients that impart different levels of spice. • If Vindaloo (from the Goa region, deriving from Portuguese) is typically Medium spicy & Phall (as per some accounts named as a joke on ‘phallus’, a symbol of manhood) is extremely hot, which city gave its name to the level between Vindaloo & Phall (for hot)?
  79. 79. 4A. • ‘Madras’ spicy
  80. 80. 5 • Chantilly is a commune that lies to the north of Paris, that lends its name to a type of lace and the associated lacework. • It also houses the Château de Chantilly, that was home to the princes of Condé. • What gastronomical invention, attributed to the Maître d’Hôtel of these princes, a man named François Vatel, differentiates café / chocolat Viennois from a normal café / chocolat?
  81. 81. 5A. • Crème de Chantilly OR whipped cream
  82. 82. 6 • _____ is an anise-flavored liqueur & apéritif from France. • It is differentiated from absinthe in how it does not contain wormwood & is distilled from star anise whereas absinthe is distilled from green anise. • It was first commercialized by X, who at one point held the legal rights to the name of this drink and thereby its association. X subsequently merged in 1975 with a competitor. • Fill in the blanks & give me X
  83. 83. 6A. • Blank – Pastis • X – Paul Ricard
  84. 84. 7 • If one were to encounter food / drink that were certified by any of these organizations (whose symbols you see on the right) in the USA, what ‘certification’ would the food be found to have?
  85. 85. 7A. • Kosher certifications awarded by the Orthodox Union of New York, etc.
  86. 86. 8 • While in essence, the composition & texture of the contents in the bottles on the left are more or less the same as that of the bottle on the right, there is a differentiation between the two sets, that arises from the fact that the ones on the left don’t satisfy a necessary pre-requisite to be classified the same as the one on the right. • What is the difference between these two that I am talking about?
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  88. 88. 8A. • The difference between Sparkling wine & Champagne (specifically) – Sparkling wine can be called Champagne only if it is made from grapes grown in the Champage area of France (The ones on the left are sparkling wines called ‘cremant’ from other regions)

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