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  2. 2.  30 questions Qns 1,6,11,16,21 carry two points each. Those are also starredquestions in case of a tiebreak. To count as a starred question you must get both parts correct. Everything else carries one point each There is no negative marking (yes really !!!) Keep it simple if you need a teammate founder sumant is here toset you up THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  3. 3. 1An anthromorphic race from the LOTR universe, their name derivesfrom an Anglo Saxon root word meaning giant.They display varying degrees of sexual dimorphism however onaccount of the female of the species having moved apart from themales there are no young ones.Their leader is named Fangorn though he is better known by the nameX.Other named members of the race include Finglas( meaning leaflock),Fladrif ( meaning skinbark), beechbone, Bregalad (also known as quickbeam) and Fimbrethil also known as Wandbeam ( wife of Fangorn).Even if you havent read a page of the LOTR, the name of the raceshould be familiar as a common name for a class of quizzes. For abonus of 1, what alternative name X is Fangorn known by? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  4. 4. Treebeard
  5. 5. 2First two in an exhaustive list shown below. What are no 3 and no 5. ( no half points) THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  6. 6. 2? ? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  7. 7. *Moulin rouge and Gatsby Baz Luhrmann Films
  8. 8. 3Who has authored novels such as In a Hail of Bullets, Death of aProm Queen, Hell Hath No Fury, A Skull at Springtime, A Rose forEverafter. His most popular books however include the series whichincludes Gathering Storm, Storm Warning, Storm Rising andultimately culminates in StormFall. THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  9. 9. Richard Castle
  10. 10. 4In February of this year, the government of Punjab ( the Pakistanione) announced its decision to soon formally rename an areapreviously known as Shadman Chowk after X in the wake of muchpublic pressure. The announcement fittingly enough was made onthe 23rd of March this year.Who is X?? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  11. 11. Bhagat Singh
  12. 12. 5How do we better know an agency that acronyms to ChiefAdministration for Collective Labour Camps and colonies? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  13. 13. Gulag
  14. 14. 6At the peak of the phenomenon mostcommonly associated with X, the February27th issue of the New Yorker carried a seriesof sketches by Barry Blitt depicting X in avariety of heroic situations.What phenomenon?Who is X? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  15. 15. 6THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  16. 16. Linsanity
  17. 17. 7Who is Jitendra Joshi playing in this movie?? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  18. 18. Tukaram
  19. 19. 8 Carol Ann Susi has had multiple hit and miss appearances and bit parts infilm and television since the early 80‟s. However she has one significant claimto fame (although the picture alongside probably wont help you much) What is her claim to fame ? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  20. 20. Mrs Wallowitz from Big Bang Theory
  21. 21. 9The first recorded observation of this was in 1693 by JeremiahHorrocks, subsequent to the event being predicted by JohannesKepler in 1631.Subsequently further occurences in 1761/69, then in 1874/82,before the most recent occurrence in 2004/12.What was being studied THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  22. 22. Venus transit
  23. 23. 10Picture from the Xhall of fame located inWarm Springs,Georgia. If the onlytwo laymen in the listare Franklin DelanoRoosevelt and hisclose associate BasilO‟Connor who laterserved as chairman ofthe Red Cross. thenwhat isX ??? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  24. 24. Polio
  25. 25. 11 „X is dead‟ is a mystery novel written in aid of Amnesty International. The book consists 15 chapter each contributed by an Irish author- contributors include Roddy Doyle, Charlie O Neill, Pauline Mc Lynnand Frank McCourt among others with each author penning a chapter. The plot of the mystery revolves around the search for what is purportedly the manuscript for the last work written by Y. Reviews have described it as an “ increasingly elaborate tale ofmurder, mayhem and literary shenanigans set in contemporary Dublin. Identify X and Y ( one point each) THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  26. 26. Yeats is dead , James Joyce
  27. 27. 12In their book Bobby Fischer goes to war, David Edmonds and John Eidnow have the following quote “ If you think about it Russia has only three cultural exports- chess,ballet and ___ ______. Hence there was always pressure on Spassky to not be beaten. A defeat for Spassky was a defeat for Russia.” What was the third cultural export ( very popular in India too). THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  28. 28. The Circus
  29. 29. 13In 1968 she authored the first book of its kind to enter the New YorkTimes bestsellers list. She followed up with another bestselling followup ten years later. She was also a regular columnist for the New YorkTimes and wrote some other books such as Venus Trines atMidnight.She also authored an autobiographical poem called Gooberz- whichhas several references to symbolism and occult practises alongwithher ideas on reincarnation, karma and love. Who? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  30. 30. Linda Goodman
  31. 31. 14 In the course of his second appearance, this employee of hermajesty was once described by his wartime superiors as having “ the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin”. Some of the little known facts about him are that he went to apublic school of no consequence and an antiquated Oxford college of little distinction ( possibly Lincoln) where he studied modern languages with a focus on Baroque German literature. Who?? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  32. 32. Smiley by John Le Carre
  33. 33. 15Encyclopaedia Britannica editor Robert McHenry, “However closelyit may at some point in its life attain to reliability, it is forever open tothe uninformed or semiliterate meddler… The user who visits__________ to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter offact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It maybe obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it mayseem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense ofsecurity. What he certainly does not know is who has used thefacilities before him.”Fill in the blank THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  34. 34. Wiki
  35. 35. 16Identify the chap and the company he founded THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  36. 36. Zynga
  37. 37. 17XKCD Comic called Engineering Hubris. What has been blanked out in the last slide?? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  38. 38. Roadrunner
  39. 39. Screen shot from a band‟s website. Who is the lead singer? 18 THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  40. 40. Srisanth
  41. 41. 19When the Maharashtra government was constructing theMumbai Pune expressway, the construction of tunnels throughthe Ghats was a major technical challenge. Since it was thoughtto be beyond their scope, the contractors L & T brought in anorganisation which had considerable expertise in drillingthrough mountainous terrain and construction of tunnelsthrough the Western Ghats. What organisation??? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  42. 42. Konkan Rail
  43. 43. 20The X sports science institute is a research facility operating in Barrington, Illinois that was established in 1953. Several athletes including folk like EliManning have been participantsin programs studying the effect of hydration on athlete‟s performance. What is X?? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  44. 44. 20THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  45. 45. Gatorade
  46. 46. 21 The creator artist David Lloyd had this to say about his creation‟s increasing popularity. Fill in both blanks. “ The ___ ______ ____ has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny- and I‟m happywith people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way.”“ __________ needed an all purpose image to hide their identity and also symbolise that they stood for individualism- it is after all a story about one person against the system” THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  47. 47. Guy Fawkes mask and anonymous
  48. 48. 22There are seven states in the US that have designated statedinosaurs, this includes the District of Columbia ( even though itis not a state).The fossils in DC were discovered as a byproduct of sewer work.While it was originally classified and named as CreosaurusPotens. What fitting new one word name was given to it (giventhat it was discovered in DC) ? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  49. 49. Capitalsaurus
  50. 50. 23Where would you find these inclose proximity A spanish castle that isconsidered a masterpiece of theMoorish architecture located inSeville The roots ( in India) or thestarch ( in Latin Americancountries and the Carribean) ofthe Cassava plant ( Manihotesculenta). THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  51. 51. Tintin
  52. 52. 24Subsequent editions of what event took place in 1994 in Saugerties,Ulster county ,New York and in 1999 at Rome, Oneida county, NewYork? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  53. 53. Woodstock
  54. 54. 25Mercury was used to stabilize wool for making felt hats. Milliners whowould work with mercury would be exposed to the vapors and as aresult suffer from a condition called erythrism characterized bynervousness, irritability and strange personality changes.How has this been immortalized in literature? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  55. 55. Mad hatter
  56. 56. 26He owned a pet cat named Sprite about whom he once said “ Spritenot only provided the long body and facial characteristics for X, she was also the model for his personality. She was good natured,friendly, intelligent and enthusiastic in a sneak-up and pouncing sortof way. That‟s where the concept of a midair meeting at the door in high velocity came from.” Who is he? What is X? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  57. 57. Bill Watterson and Hobbs
  58. 58. What has been blanked out in the middle panel? 27 THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  59. 59. 1066
  60. 60. 28The BBC in keeping with its long and illustrious history of banningsongs for stupid reasons before eventually relenting, banned thisparticular song as they thought it would offend people with stutters.The creators of the song however intended to mimic the effects oftaking speed. In fact one of the people associated with said song oncemade a famous quote that said “ Drugs don‟t harm you. I know, I takethem.”What song? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  61. 61. My generation by The Who
  62. 62. Who is the little boy in the picture? 29 THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  63. 63. JFK Jr.
  64. 64. 30 More Tolkien, This term was possibly coined by Tolkien to refer a chap called T W Earp of Exeter college, Oxford. Earp was an intellectual sortwho invited a great amount of ridicule from the athletic types in his house. Tolkien often refers to him in some letters as “ the roommate of Walton T W Earp- the original _____”. What was the nickname in question? THE NOT QUITE ROME QUIZ- 10th June 2012
  65. 65. Twerp