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  1. 1. Yet Another Quiz Ideas, Inquiring Minds, Breakthroughs, Explorations, Human Achievement, Expression, etc etc
  2. 2. Stories from around the world Choose your hot spot VIKRAM JOSHI’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF YAMOUSSOUKRO ROUND
  3. 3. Your Choices Bujumbura Mosquito Coast Goalpara Rotorua Kobe Srebrenica Kolonia Yaroslavl
  4. 4. Bujumbura Connect the passage and the monument On the sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, I was in Madrid, fresh from the carnage at Valencia. At 10 A.M. Jacopo, at No.— Calle de la Cruz, handed me a telegram: It read, "Come to Paris on important business." The telegram was from Mr. James Gordon Bennett, jun., the young manager of the `New York Herald.'
  5. 5. Bujumbura Opening lines of Henry Stanley’s chronicle, “How I Found Livingstone”. The Livinstone- Stanley Monument at Mugere, 12km south of Bujumbura, commemor ates two days that the two spent here in November 1871 BACK
  6. 6. Goalpara Connect: <Audio removed> Dil Ghoom Ghoom <Video removed> A clip from a Jaya Bachchan film
  7. 7. Goalpara Rudaali and Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa are based on Mahashweta Devi‟s works BACK
  8. 8. Kobe These two clips are <Video removed> from the 2003 film 2 clips from the film Winter Days based on Winter Days Basho‟s renku of the same name. It features 36 stanzas animated by 36 different animation artists. So what is a renku?
  9. 9. Kobe Renku is collaborative poetry – each poet writes one stanza to which the next poet responds and so on. The film was made the same way with each animation artist responding to the earlier one BACK
  10. 10. Kolonia The first part of the name of this marine species comes from the Spanish for a cloth or blanket used on a horse or a mule. It refers to the general shape and form of the creature. The second part of the name is refers to the Superorder itself (Batoidea in case any zoologists want to know). Other orders in this superorder have names like torpedo, guitar, saw, butterfly and electric. Which is this genus which currently has two species – Alfred and Giant – though molecular research suggest they are the same?
  11. 11. Kolonia Manta Ray BACK
  12. 12. Mosquito Coast X said “music in <place> <Audio removed> flows like a river. Music is like a treasure hunt, you dig and dig and sometimes find something” Y wanted to make a film that “would float like this river… not wanting to interfere with it, just drifting along”. Name X, Y and the film
  13. 13. Mosquito Coast Ry Cooder, Wim Wenders, Buena Vista Social Club (1997) BACK
  14. 14. Rotorua The original was modified This appears in the book by X in his book Y. Name Y X and Y and what is it anyway. Let us propel us for the frey of the Original: fray! Us, us, beraddy! Ko Niutirenis hauru leish! A lala! Let us prepare for the fray Ko Niutirenis haururu laleish! Ala (the sound of being ready) lala! The New Zealand storm is about to break The Wullingthund sturm is (the sound of the imminent storm) breaking. The sound of maormaoring … The Wellingthund sturm waxes fuercilier.
  15. 15. Rotorua The Haka song “Ko Nieu Tireni” written for the New Zealand Invincibles tour of 1924- 1925; James Joyce heard it and used it in Finnegan’s Wake. BACK
  16. 16. Srebrenica What do they share with respect to their name?
  17. 17. Srebrenica Both their names mean “silver mines / fields” BACK
  18. 18. Yaroslavl This is considered to be probably the greatest goal in ice hockey scored by <Video removed> “the best hockey player in the world today”. Mike Idov writing in GQ in Nov 2010 says: His may be the perfect face of the NHL: broad, broken- toothed, misshapen by countless on- ice collisions—an affable Slavic caveman with an NHL scoring title, a dazzling highlight reel, and the capital of the Free World in his gloved, bloodstained hand. Who and the nickname that he goes by?
  19. 19. Yaroslavl Alexander Ovechkin “The Great 8” of the Washington Capitals. BACK
  20. 20. Stories from Time Immemorial Run with the times THE SATYAM BALAKRISHNAN ROUND
  21. 21. 1 What’s the significance of this medal ceremony with respect to what happened few days earlier?
  22. 22. 1 Bob Beamon put his black socks up over his tracks to show solidarity with John Carlos and Tommie Smith. He got away with it as most people didn‟t notice it.
  23. 23. 2 The producers said “Anyone but X”. The director however wanted X and the entire script and his vision of the film was based on X. The producers made some demands which included a screen test. The director landed up at X‟s house with his crew and not wanting to offend him said that he wanted to take some footage for further studying of the script, etc. The director recalls: X emerged from his bedroom in a kimono, with his long blond hair in a ponytail. As I watched through the camera lens, X began a startling transformation, which he had worked out earlier in front of a mirror. … X explained, “It’s the face of a bulldog: mean-looking but warm underneath.” X modified his voice, putting Kleenex into his mouth “Powerful men don’t need to shout”. Who?
  24. 24. 2 Brando and Coppola working on The Godfather
  25. 25. 3 What is happening?
  26. 26. 3 Reunion, a performance on stage which featured Marcel Duchamp and John Cage playing chess on an electronic set, 1968 “loved its conceptual nature and utter purposelessness”
  27. 27. 4 Identify “the father of <Audio removed> modern anthropology”, whose seminal publication “Structural Anthropology” in 1959 created a new discipline in humanities. He is here giving the CBC Massey lecture in 1977 on “Myth and Meaning”
  28. 28. 4 Claude Levi-Strauss.
  29. 29. 5 Justice Markanday Katju mentioned this concept in one of his pieces recently. In philosophical debates, in India, each speaker would first clearly and correctly express the thoughts of his opponent before making his or her own point, in a way presenting the side of the story preceding his or her own thinking. This was done in such a way that even the opponents could not have presented their thoughts better. What was this concept called? (Katju said debates in Indian media today are seriously lacking in this practice, among other things)
  30. 30. 5 “Purvapaksha”
  31. 31. 6 Connect. <2 Audio clips removed> an Indian Ocean number and an Abida Parveen piece
  32. 32. 6 Kabir
  33. 33. 7 The Universalis Cosmographia made in 1507 by Waldesmuller is historic for what?
  34. 34. 7 The map was one of the first world maps to include discoveries of “Amerigo Vespucci and others” which included Columbus. The map is the first to use the name “America”. It also depicts an Ocean between America and Asia. Note Balboa sighted the Pacific Ocean in 1513
  35. 35. 8 Carl Mauch was the first European to visit this place in 1871. He refused to believe it was built by the native people and assumed that they were built by biblical characters from the North. This has since been proved wrong. Which work of literature takes off from this theory?
  36. 36. 8 King Solomon’s Mines, H Rider Haggard Mauch said that the ruins of the Great Zimbabwe resembled palaces built by Solomon for Sheba. This theory was quite pervasive till the 1920‟s
  37. 37. 9 Ludwig von Kochel (1800 – 1877) “K” Otto Erich Deutsch (1883 – 1967) “D” Wolfgang Schmeider (1901 – 1990) “BWV” Anthony van Hobokan (1887 – 1983) “Hob” What is the significance of these people and the terms written next to each one?
  38. 38. 9 Each one made the complete catalogue of compositions – Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Haydn respectively. All their compositions are now referred to using K, D, BWV or Hob numbers.
  39. 39. 10 In an article in 2006, who wrote about which (at that time) 25 year old: Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war. The human beauty we’re talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. It has nothing to do with sex or cultural norms. What it seems to have to do with, really, is human beings’ reconciliation with the fact of having a body.
  40. 40. 10 David Foster Wallace on Roger Federer “Federer as Religious Experience” Aug 20, 2006
  41. 41. 11 Give the blanked out word
  42. 42. 11 A tribute to Bill at a Los Angeles art gallery
  43. 43. 12 This sonnet was written by an artist for his biographer who was also an architect (left is his most famous work). Give artist, biographer and place. With pencil and with palette hitherto You made your art high Nature’s paragon… … … You, reilluming memories that died In spite of Time and Nature have revealed For them and for yourself eternal fame
  44. 44. 12 This is Michelangelo‟s tribute to Giorgio Vasari who wrote “The Lives of Artists” which included Michelangelo, the only living artist in the list. Vasari was himself a Florence artist and architect and the Uffizi loggia and colonnade is his magnum opus
  45. 45. 13 ACK #304, March 15 Doron K Antrim in 1950 1984, introduction. writes: X was a “rishi” of a "You've probably never scientist…the man who heard of X. Yet because discovered he lived you may be alive Aureomycin, the man and are well today. who synthesized folic Because he lived you acid, the man who gave may live longer.“ us Hetrazan never pushed himself into the Who is X? glare of publicity…
  46. 46. 13 Yellagaprada Subbarow.
  47. 47. 14 Connect
  48. 48. 14 Lyon, known as Lugdunum in Roman times, home of Olympique Lyonnais and till sometime back Juninho,
  49. 49. 15 Both these poems use a <Audio removed> feminine ideal to convey Bengali poem narrated their respective quite by Soumitra different messages. Identify both the poets. Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore.
  50. 50. 15 Edgar Allan Poe “To Helen” and Jibonanda Das “Bonolata Sen”
  51. 51. 16 This may be a repeat from some old quiz. According to one classic Sanskrit text, this real life king was the son of a donkey Gandharba Sena who himself was the cursed son of Indra. Apparently his mother stabbed herself before delivery and he was born on his own and raised by Indra himself. Why is this picture put on the right?
  52. 52. 16 Vikramaditya, who inspired the legends of Baital Pachisi played by Arun Govil in the DD TV series
  53. 53. 17 This bicycle was made during WW2 for the British soldier. It came equipped with a rifle holder as you can see. Name the manufacturer?
  54. 54. 17 BSA (formerly Birmingham Small Arms). The model is called 1942 Military Mk.V Roadster with Rifle Clips
  55. 55. 18 The Arabic word for “without nationality” is used to describe about 100,000 people in Kuwait who have no citizenship, no rights, no identity of any kind. They cannot take jobs, hold bank accounts, access any government services. If they leave the country, for example to go on a Hajj, they cannot come back. They are usually people who lived in the desert but did not integrate themselves with the different Arab states that were formed in the 20th century. What’s the word for these stateless people?
  56. 56. 18 Bedoun or Bidun, not to be confused with Bedouin though most Bedoun people are Bedouin in origin.
  57. 57. Stories from Time Immemorial Race against the Clock THE GRANDPA ROUND
  58. 58. 19 This temple in Peru predates the Incas but the Incas adopted it as part of their own culture. It is dedicated to their creator God and the name means “Earth Maker”. How is it relevant to a 2011 popular culture release?
  59. 59. 19 Pachacamac (Pacha Kamac) is the place. It is also the name of the ship in which Calculus is kidnapped to South America (The Seven Crystal Balls / Prisoners of the Sun)
  60. 60. 20 Connect. <Video removed> Clip from Sant Tukaram, Marathi film from the „30s
  61. 61. 20 Sant Tukaram was a Varkari worshipping Vithoba of Pandharpur. MF Husain, born in Pandharpur, was felicitated by the town in 1995 where he painted Vithoba on a bull.
  62. 62. 21 In what way did this <Audio removed> song mark a shift in Bob Bob Dylan‟s Maggie‟s Dylan‟s personal Farm convictions?
  63. 63. 21 Bob Dylan announces that he will no longer be part of the protest folk movement, a major step for one who was synonymous to the „60s protest movement
  64. 64. 22 What six letter geographic name originating from the Berber for “land of the black people” is common to the first five and through another degree of derivation the second 3 and a province each of Venezuela and Brazil
  65. 65. 22 Guinea
  66. 66. 23 X once stole some <Audio removed> cattle of his half-brother Y. As compensation X invented the musical instrument you will hear made from tortoise shell and gave it to Y. Y in return gave X the Caduceus. Name the musical instrument and who is X and Y.
  67. 67. 23 Hermes (Mercury) and Apollo. Hermes, according to Homer, invented the lyre.
  68. 68. 24 What bad ass guy do you get when you merge these two people? <Video removed>
  69. 69. 24 Edward Blake – The Comedian
  70. 70. 25 Barcelona, for the first time in its history, agreed to have a shirt sponsor. While Barcelona folks are unhappy, Cruyff called it “vulgar”, UNICEF, whose logo they carried pro bono and who received $2 million every year as donation, was not unpleased. Why?
  71. 71. 25 The UNICEF logo is now behind along with the name of the player and the jersey number. And the backside of the shirt is more “seen” than the front.
  72. 72. 26 This stone carving depicts a group of people presenting something to the seated gentleman. The whole motivation was to fix the vernal equinox so that X was as per what was decided in First Council of Nicaea. What is this?
  73. 73. 26 Adoption of the Gregorian Calendar by Pope Gregory in 1582
  74. 74. 27 A key moment for this national concept was in 1901. Edward Barton, PM, while addressing the parliament of his country said “The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of the Englishman and the Chinaman.” He was speaking as the government passed the Immigration Restrictions Act, 1901 with reference to the 1851 incident when Chinese immigrants coming led to social conflict. Today, even though country is multicultural, Pauline Hanson of One Nation party continues to champion this ideology. What?
  75. 75. 27 An ethnically clean White I and most Australians want Australia. our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate. – Pauline Hanson, 1996
  76. 76. 28 This 1496 painting by Filippino Lippi currently in Uffizi was commissioned by the Augustine monks of San Doneto a Scopeto in Florence. Why was he commissioned?
  77. 77. 28 The Augustine monks had earlier commissioned a young Da Vinci who left it incomplete as he went to Milan. Using Da Vinci‟s sketch, Lippi finished the painting
  78. 78. 29 Connect <Audio removed> Billie Holiday song
  79. 79. 29 East of the Sun, West of the Moon, a Norwegian fairy tale. The phrase is a metaphor for a place which is impossible to reach and requires special powers. Frodo sings Still round the corner there may wait / A new road or a secret gate, / And though I oft have passed them by, / A day will come at last when I / Shall take the hidden paths that run / West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
  80. 80. 30 Since 1996, there are 223 X‟s, 32 counter-X‟s and 1 counter-counter- X‟s. India has 102 X‟s, 3 counter-X‟s and 1 counter-counter-X‟s collectively called Y X. However this number is likely to change due to a recent foreign visit of Manmohan Singh. What is Y X?
  81. 81. 30 Cooch Behar enclaves. A bit confusing here but there are a total of 173 enclaves, 24 counter enclaves and 1 counter counter enclaves.
  82. 82. 31 DD Kosambi gives me the 31st question. In 1962, he published a paper on the “Village Communities” of this place “… straddling the 47th degree east longitude and 15th north latitude…” “one of the most beautiful sights of the world” “the comparatively thinly populated New Conquests are less healthy while the Old Conquests are definitely overpopulated for a region devoid of industry”. Which place?
  83. 83. 31 Goa, which he called “slice of Portuguese territory” indicating that the piece was written much before 1962. Old Conquests refer to Albuquerque‟s time vis a vis New Conquests since then.
  84. 84. 32 Ray had to come to <Video removed> Bombay to record this as Kishore Kumar was busy and could not come to Calcutta. Ray‟s wife sang the song and Kishore learnt it from listening to the tape. Whom did Ray get to play the piano?
  85. 85. 32 Manikda himself.
  86. 86. AWAKE! WE ARE DONE!