Quiz by Snehanth and Mohit


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Quiz by Snehanth and Mohit

  1. 1. Quest Quizmasters Snehant & Mohit
  2. 2. RULES • Infinite bounce • Each question will carry 10 marks • Quizmaster decision is final
  3. 3. 1) X was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Y (adaptation of his play of the same name), respectively. X wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honors but accepted it at his wife's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. He did reject the monetary award. Identify X and Y.
  4. 4. Answer next slide
  5. 5. George Bernard Show for Pygmalion
  6. 6. 2)The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) through a merger of three companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR adopted the name X in 1924. Identify X.
  7. 7. Answer
  8. 8. International Business Machines(IBM)
  9. 9. 3) Video clip
  10. 10. Answer
  11. 11. Martin Scorsese
  12. 12. 4) The person contributed something to football. Identify the person or his contribution.
  13. 13. Answer
  14. 14. Antonin Panenka- “Panenka penalty”
  15. 15. 5) Identify the two people and what is their claim to fame.
  16. 16. Answers
  17. 17. James Watson and Francis Compton Crick with their DNA model
  18. 18. 6)X is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. According to the Davie-Brown Index, X has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them. X is one of the longest running video game franchises from the golden age of video arcade games. Besides the main character it has four antagonists (Blinky,Pinky,Inky and Clyde). Name the game.
  19. 19. Answer
  20. 20. Pacman
  21. 21. 7) X won an Oscar for Best Actor for the role of Z in 1972 while Y won an Oscar for Best supporting actor in 1974 playing the same role. They are the only two actors winning an Oscar in this way playing this character. Identify X,Y,Z.
  22. 22. Answer
  23. 23. X- Marlon Brando Y- Robert deNiro Z- Don Vito Corleone
  24. 24. 8) A visual from an election polling station from a European national election in February 2013. Why were the news media (some of it international) interested in this person casting his vote?
  25. 25. Answer
  26. 26. Massimiliano Latorre casting his vote in the Italian elections of 2013. He is one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.
  27. 27. 9) Audio question
  28. 28. Answer
  29. 29. Song- Under Pressure Artist-David Bowie and Queen
  30. 30. 10)Identify the connection
  31. 31. Answer next slide
  32. 32. From left to right- Peter Carey,Hilary Mantel and JM Coetzee. Authors who have won the Booker Prize twice.
  33. 33. 11)Segway polo is a team sport which started to gain some measure of popularity after being played by members of the Bay Area Segway Enthusiasts Group (Bay Area SEG) in 2004. The Segway Polo world championship is the …… Challenge Cup, which was established in 2006 when the Silicon Valley Aftershocks played the New Zealand Pole Blacks in Auckland, New Zealand. The result was a 2-2 tie. After whom is the world championship named?
  34. 34. Answer
  35. 35. Woz Challenge Cup named after Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
  36. 36. 12) In 1966 George Harrison married Pattie Boyd, a model he met during the filming of A Hard Day's Night. During the late 1960s, X and Harrison became close friends. X fell in love with Boyd and wrote a song Y after getting inspired by the story of “Y and ______” .Boyd divorced Harrison in 1974 and married X in 1979. Identify X and Y
  37. 37. Answer
  38. 38. X-Eric Clapton Y- Layla
  40. 40. Answer
  41. 41. Norman Ernest Borlaug- father of Green revolution
  42. 42. 14) “____________________”is an Internet phenomenon that features a video of Dancing _______ doing a dance "jig" in many different places around the world in 2005. The background music in the video is the song Sweet Lullaby Dancing Remix by Deep Forest. The video garnered popularity on the video sharing site YouTube. In 2007, Jawed Karim,one of the founders of YouTube, stated that _______ video was his favorite on YouTube at that time. ________ was also hired by Visa to star in their Travel Happy campaign.
  43. 43. Answer
  44. 44. The campaign is “ Where the Hell Is Matt” by Matt Harding
  45. 45. 15)X was born near the small town of Greenbow, Alabama, on June 6, 1944 (the same day the Allied forces began Operation Overlord). His father was absent during his life; his mother said he was "on vacation". His mother named X after Nathan Bedford X, a noted Confederate general in the American Civil War and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, who is supposedly related to X. A peculiar dancing style that would inspire the young Elvis's "hip dancing", for "Hound Dog“ is attributed to him. He was later named to the All-American team football team and got to meet President John F. Kennedy at the White House. X also called security guard Frank Wills to inform Wills about the break-in, inadvertently initiating the Watergate Scandal and leading to Richard Nixon's resignation. X?
  46. 46. Answer
  47. 47. Forrest Gump
  48. 48. 16)This is a 1890 advertisement. Name the brand. Hint:
  49. 49. Answer
  50. 50. Coca Cola- Based on the “hobble skirt design
  51. 51. 17) Sitter- Who was the first person to score a double century in ODIs?
  52. 52. Answer
  53. 53. Belinda Clark
  54. 54. 18) This is a sequence – of what? It does not start with the first one; it is a continuation. . Composed by Bono and The Edge; Sung by Tina Turner . Composed by and sung by Sheryl Crow . Composed and sung by Garbage . Composed and sung by Madonna . Composed and sung by Chris Cornell . Composed and sung by Alicia Keys Latest entrant in the sequence has not been mentioned.
  55. 55. Answer
  56. 56. James Bond theme
  57. 57. 19)Gary Mark Gilmore was an American who gained international notoriety for demanding the fulfillment of his own death sentence for two murders he committed in Utah. He became the first person executed in the United States in ten years. At the time, Utah had two methods of execution — firing squad or hanging. Believing a hanging could be botched, Gilmore chose the former, declaring, "I'd prefer to be shot." Gilmore was executed on January 17, 1977, at 8:07 a.m. by firing squad. When asked for any last words, Gilmore simply replied,"________”. The last phrase became the inspiration for a famous brand slogan. Identify it.
  58. 58. Answer
  59. 59. The last words he mentioned was “Lets do it” which inspired the Nike slogan “Just do it”
  60. 60. 20)Give the connection
  61. 61. Answer
  62. 62. Connection- Military operations Operation Bluestar-eliminate Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Operation Polo-military operation in September 1948 in which the Indian Armed Forces invaded the State of Hyderabad and overthrew its Nizam, annexing the state into the Indian Union. Operation Cactus- 1988 Maldives coup d'état, whose rescue efforts were code-named Operation Cactus by the Indian armed forces Operation Neptune spear-Death of Osama bin Laden
  63. 63. 21)The Golden Team refers to the “Y” national football team of the 1950s. It is associated with several notable matches, including the "Match of the Century" against England in 1953, and the quarter-final ("Battle of Berne") against Brazil, semi-final (against Uruguay) and final ("Miracle of Berne") of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Between 1950 and 1956, the team recorded 42 victories, 7 draws and just one defeat, in the 1954 World Cup final against West Germany. Under the Elo rating system they achieved the highest rating so far recorded by a national side (2166 points, June 1954). The team is generally credited for successfully implementing an early form of "Total Football", later used by the Dutch in the 1970s. Give Y.
  64. 64. Answer
  65. 65. Hungary-Magical Magyars
  66. 66. 22) Peng Liyuan has been one of China's best known singers for a couple of decades, though she no longer performs actively. Somewhat of an early bloomer when it came to music, she soon progressed to becoming a top performer (with the rank of a general) in the Chinese army , entertaining the troops on important occasions in the eighties. Lifestyle magazines believe she's still overshadowing her husband. Who is the husband?
  67. 67. Answer
  68. 68. The Chinese President Xi Jinping
  69. 69. 23)The company received unwanted media publicity in the 1980s when rumors spread that the moon-and-stars logo was a satanic symbol. The accusation was based on a particular passage in the Bible, specifically Revelation 12:1, which states: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars." X logo consisted of a man's face on the moon surrounded by 13 stars, and some claimed that the logo was a mockery of the heavenly symbol alluded to in the aforementioned verse, thus construing the logo to be satanic. Where the flowing beard meets the surrounding circle, three curls were said to be a mirror image of the number 666, or the reflected number of the beast. At the top and bottom, the hair curls in on itself, and was said to be the two horns like those of a ram. The moon-and-stars logo was discontinued in 1985 because of the controversy.
  70. 70. Answer
  71. 71. Procter and Gamble
  72. 72. 24) “The crucial mechanism through which the scam was effected was the ready forward (RF) deal. The RF is in essence a secured short-term (typically 15-day) loan from one bank to another. Crudely put, the bank lends against government securities just as a pawnbroker lends against jewellery. The borrowing bank actually sells the securities to the lending bank and buys them back at the end of the period of the loan, typically at a slightly higher price. It was this ready forward deal that Mehta and his accomplices used with great success to channel money from the banking system.” What is being described here? (Hint- This scandal was referenced in a Hindi movie- Gafla)
  73. 73. Answer
  74. 74. Harshad Mehta scam
  75. 75. 25) Name the personality behind the “ Bitch please” meme.
  76. 76. Answer
  77. 77. Yao Ming
  78. 78. 26)His initials contribute fifty percent to the name of the famous company he founded in 1943, while another twenty five percent comes from the farm where he was born. He resigned from the company's board in June 2013 after a very successful inning. Which businessman, also author of "A Testament of a Furniture Dealer", is this?
  79. 79. Answer
  80. 80. Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA
  81. 81. 27) "Ek Thi Daayan" was a 2013 Hindi film starring Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Huma Qureshi, and contained a plot about magicians and witches. As the film neared release, a lady named Ipsita Roy Chakraverti wrote to the National Commission for Women, complaining that the film's content was offensive to witches, and asked them to take action against it. Which religion does Chakraverti profess, that explains why she took such a position?
  82. 82. Answer
  83. 83. Wiccanism- a form of witchcraft
  84. 84. 28)This international sportsman has signed a deal to write books for children as part of a 5-book series called "Frankie's Magic Football", with the first one called "Frankie Versus the Pirate Pillagers". The series will centre around football-mad Frankie, and is derived from the sportsman's experiences of reading to his daughters and making up stories based on friends and colleagues. Who?
  85. 85. Answer
  86. 86. Frank Lampard
  87. 87. 29)Haroon is a British-Pakistani singer who has roped in several Pakistani singers to promote an animated TV series that airs on the Pakistani TV channel "Geo" in August 2013. The series features a superhero, who is a schoolteacher when not in crime-fighting gear. Part of the superhero's name is from the attire used by the character: this has led to some debate on whether this is a subversive choice or not. What attire, and what's the superhero's name?
  88. 88. Answer
  89. 89. Burka Avenger 
  90. 90. 30) Question for the smokers. What has been edited out below the Marlboro logo. Also give the name of the famous person in history who says it.
  91. 91. Answer
  92. 92. Veni,Vidi,Vici( Julius Caesar)
  93. 93. 31) The person and the significance of his words.
  94. 94. Answer
  95. 95. J. Robert Oppenheimer after witnesssing the first artificial nuclear explosion quoted from the Bhagvad Gita “I am become Death, the destroyer of the worlds”
  96. 96. 32)In March 2013, this territory conducted a referendum amongst its citizens: should they continue being a part of the United Kingdom, or should they look for alternatives? In the end, 1513 out of 1517 voters chose to continue. Just three people voted against (one vote was invalidated) surprising many, who thought the number would be higher. All this happens thirty one years after the last military conflict involving the territory. Which one?
  97. 97. Answer
  98. 98. The Falkland Islands
  99. 99. 33) What precipitous and calamitous phrase was made popular by Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, when he warned the House Financial Services Committee of something that would happen on January 1, 2013?
  100. 100. Answer
  101. 101. Fiscal cliff
  102. 102. 34) Video clip. Name the location where the movie was shot or the name of the tune.
  103. 103. Answer
  104. 104. The movie was shot in Sri Lanka and the name of the tune is Colonel Bogey.
  105. 105. 35)Which person of Indian-Chinese descent made her screen debut in a special appearance in a song called "Ding Ding Ding" in a 2013 Telugu film called "Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde"?
  106. 106. Answer
  107. 107. Jwala Gutta
  108. 108. 36)Why is this photo of American President Obama, taken during a visit to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan in the US, significant?
  109. 109. Answer
  110. 110. The bus he is sitting in is an integral part of the civil rights movement in the USA. In 1955 (when blacks were segregated from whites and given lesser status), a lady named Rosa Parks refused to vacate her seat in this bus for a white passenger. This act inspired many others in their struggle
  111. 111. 37)What is this list about? 2005: Mariano Puerta (Argentina) 2006: Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2007: Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2008: Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2010: Robin Soderling (Sweden) 2011: Roger Federer (Switzerland) 2012: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 2013: David Ferrer (Spain)
  112. 112. Answer
  113. 113. The list of people who lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals of French open
  114. 114. 39) What is so special about this beverage?
  115. 115. Answer
  116. 116. Most potent alcoholic drink - 95% ABV
  117. 117. 38) This video game is another offering by Rovio in the "Angry Birds" game series, and released in September 2012. With segments such as "Ground Hog Day" and "Flight in the Night", the objective is to help make a transport system for the erstwhile villains-turned-protagonists. Which puzzle-oriented game is this?
  118. 118. Answer
  119. 119. Bad Piggies
  120. 120. 39)This is a 2012 documentary on the life of William G. Wilson, who was better known as "Bill W.". Many of the people interviewed in the film are not shown, to maintain their anonymity. In 1935, Bill W. founded something with Dr. Bob (Dr. Bob Smith), who had a similar issue to overcome as Bill. What did Bill W. co-found?
  121. 121. Answer
  122. 122. The "Alcoholics Anonymous" movement that helps alcoholics regain sobriety. Anonymity is an important part of the ethos of the programme.