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The Finals to the Oasis quiz 2010


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The Finals to the Oasis quiz 2010

  1. 1. Conducted by Satyajit Chetri
  2. 2.  The quizmaster has a flight to catch at 9 in the morning. Therefore, some portions of the quiz might go by faster than you think they should.
  3. 3.  8 questions.
  4. 4. Which deity?
  5. 5. What does the map depict?
  6. 6. Which mythical monster?
  7. 7. What new technology?
  8. 8. Which city is this TV series, produced by Martin Scorcese and starring Steve Buscemi,based in?
  9. 9. Sylized Polish poster of which Hollywood movie?
  10. 10. Which two kings?
  11. 11. Cover by Margaret Brundage, featuring an early representation of which character?
  12. 12.  Chaitanya
  13. 13.  Blu ray regions
  14. 14.  Kraken
  15. 15.  The Square, used for making credit card payments through your iphone
  16. 16.  Atlantic City
  17. 17.  Alien
  18. 18.  Alexander vs Porus
  19. 19.  Conan the Barbarian
  20. 20.  16 questions, clockwise. Infinite bounce.
  21. 21.  Zangaléwa is a 1986 hit song in a language called Fang, originally sung by a group called Golden Sounds , and the song was such a hit that they changed their name to Zangaléwa, too. The song pays tribute to skirmishers during WW II. Most of the band members were in the Army themselves and the song is still used today almost everywhere by soldiers and policemen usually during training or for rallying. Give me the words of the chorus.
  22. 22.  This particular quizzing fallacy came into vogue from the French practice of using stencils to design and print X. The French outperformed the Germans and Spanish manufacturers so that their versions, to which they assigned identities, was more popular. The four names were however never consistent, differing according to the personal whims of the manufacturers. The practice of printing the names stopped with the French revolution, after which symbols of monarchy were considerably downplayed. What am I talking about?
  23. 23.  Charlemagne, David, Julius Caesar and Alexander as the Kings on playing cards.
  24. 24.  In the directors own words - "The wedding scene is so integral to our culture that I suddenly thought ‘How can I do another wedding scene without repeating myself?’" With inspiration for the horror elements from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, Brian De Palma’s adaptation of Stephen Kings Carrie, and John Landis’ 1981 horror classic An American Werewolf in London, it was pitched as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Shaun Of The Dead". Which movie?
  25. 25.  The original Hebrew term for the place is "Yam Suph". Although this has traditionally been thought to refer to the salt water inlet located between Africa and the Arabian peninsula, this is a mistranslation from the Greek Septuagint, and the word suph means "reeds." James Hoffmeier equates "yam suf" with the Egyptian term pa-tjufy, which refers to lakes in the eastern Nile delta. Historian Kenneth Kitchen therefore posits two sites between Lake Timsah and the southern extent of the Ballah Lakes, where reeds tolerant of salt water flourish. What is this an explanation for?
  26. 26.  Moses and the crossing of the Red Sea. Historians think that the reeds slowed down the pharaoh’s chariots.
  27. 27. Many ____ users send us enquiries as to which is the correctway of pronouncing ____. The answer is: there is nopredetermined answer._____ is a brand name with undefined national identity. Andthats the way we like it. As a literary name, it was used byBritish travel writer Bruce Chatwin in his book "The Songlines",referred to the (items) he usually bought from a store in Paris.Everyone should feel free to pronounce it as he/she prefers.Enjoy. Seen on the company’s website. What company/product?
  28. 28.  Moleskine notebooks.
  29. 29.  There are multiple reasons why recent biographers refuse to attribute the words to X. The first was that there were no actual famines during that time period, barring two incidents of serious shortages. The second reason is that the first mention of those words come in the autobiography Confessions where they are attributed to an anonymous member of royalty, and at that time X was 13 years old, too young to have said those words. The third and most illuminating reason is that a similar sentence was attributed to Emperor Hui of Jin in the 3rd Century. What words and who is X?
  30. 30.  “Let Them Eat Cake”
  31. 31.  X Diplomacy is a term used to describe Chinas use of X as diplomatic gifts to other countries. The practice existed as far back as the Tang Dynasty, when Empress Wu Zetian (625 – 705) offered a pair to the Japanese emperor. One such example was Chairman Mao Zedongs gift to U.S. president Richard Nixon in 1972 after Nixons historic visit to China. It proved to be so successful that British Prime Minister Edward Heath asked for them for the United Kingdom during a visit to China in 1974. Since 1984, however, they have been offered to other nations only on 10-year loans, with a fee of up to US$ 1,000,000 per year and ancillary conditions. Identify X.
  32. 32.  After the birth of a 14th child, Gauhar in Burhanpur (present-day Madhya Pradesh), who was buried for some years at Burhanpur in a walled garden known as Zainabad, on the bank of the Tapti River?
  33. 33.  In the film The Social Network, during one of the depositions, it is mentioned that the invention of Facebook made Mark Zuckerburg "the biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two future Olympians, and a movie star." One of the lawyers then asks, "Who was the movie star?" and the response is, "Does it matter?" Who is being referred to? (The movie star was enrolled at Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there)
  34. 34. A particular sporting instrument has the followingcomponents. Spring-loaded/magnetic rest, Back, Belly, Sight, Sling, Grip, Limbs, Nock point, Riser, Tab or Thumb ring, Tiller, ___.Modern versions of it also have optional/moderncomponents called Clicker, Kisser, Plunger Button,Stabilizers.Identify instrument and the one, crucial component inthe instrument.
  35. 35.  It is erroneously believed that the Beatles started this subculture. In the 1980s, several punk bands and individuals were introduced to it because of an India- influenced person named Larry Pugliese, who established a house in nearby northern New Jersey for fellow devotees to live in, and sponsored free food distribution and clothing drives as well as concerts for the punks and skinheads hanging out in Lower East Side. Early devotees included John Joseph and Harley Flanagan of the band Cro-Mags, Ray Cappo of Youth of Today, Shelter, Cro-Mags, Run Devil Run, Request Denied, Poly Styrene and Lora Logic of X-Ray Spex. Which subculture?
  36. 36.  Among the oldest cities in Bihar, there are multiple etymologies behind the name - some say that the name means "gate broken", for the gates of Hindu Qila broken at Qila Ghat in 1326 AD when Tughlaq forces captured the last Hindu state in North India, ruled by Harisinghdeva. Other explanations say that the name is a distorted form of a word that means "Gate to Bengal", yet others claim that the name comes from the name of the military head of the Tughlaq forces. Which place?
  37. 37.  Darbhanga
  38. 38.  X contains radioactive potassium-40 and have a radiologic profile of 3520 picocuries per kg, or roughly 520 picocuries per 150g. They are radioactive enough to regularly cause false alarms on radiation sensors used to detect possible illegal smuggling of nuclear material at US ports. The X equivalent dose is the radiation exposure received by eating a single X. By comparing the exposure from radiation leaks to a X equivalent dose, a more intuitive assessment of the actual risk can sometimes be obtained. Whats X?
  39. 39.  Two brothers were killed by two different incarnations of Vishnu. For full points, identify both the brothers and the two incarnations.
  40. 40.  Hiranyaksha, Varaha avatar Hiranyakashipu, Narasimha avatar
  41. 41.  The ___ ____ card was aimed at 10-14 year- olds, and was promoted as teaching kids age 10 to 15 to "learn great money-management skills," while at the same time urged young cardholders to "shop til you drop". Peter Klamka, president of Legend Credit, the company that developed this card, said - "If one teenager gets the card, others see it and want it too. Its kind of like Nascar for young women."
  42. 42.  Neuro-psychoanalyst Mark Blechner identifies the "___ ______ phenomenon" in which the same sexual act can affect people in different ways at different times, depending on their subjectivity, based on two passages in the novel where ____ _____ is at first unexcited during intercourse, and then proceeds to become intensely excited. Which book/character?
  43. 43.  Paul Harris is an English choreographer, dance teacher and movement director in film, television and theatre, with experience in historical dance, salsa, tango, ballroom dancing. His most prestigious non-dance sequence would be the wand combat sequences in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix. Harris shot into the limelight by choreographing the a crucial scene in a 1999 movie, a scene which has been spoofed and copied in umpteen films and TV series - from Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back to Oceans Twelve, to the TV series Leverage. Which movie/scene?
  44. 44.  The laser-trip sequence in Entrapment, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  45. 45.  Body temperature Pulse rate (or heart rate) Blood pressure Respiratory rate The song is Jojo’s Woh Kaun Thi.
  46. 46.  Jojo’s Woh Kaun Thi. Copied lock, stock and barrel from a song of the same name by Pakistani band Vital Signs. The four are considered the vital signs determining mortality.
  47. 47.  From the album The Constant, by Coco Sumner. Whose daughter is she?
  48. 48.  Sting ( Gordon Sumner)
  49. 49. Nothing else to say, really.
  50. 50.  20 visuals One connect After connect is done, you can score points by specifying the individual connects.
  51. 51.  Theme = Self portraits.
  52. 52.  Bourbon. Bourbon dynasty from France. Bourbon, Kentucky, from which the whisky gets its name. An ad for Bourbon biscuits.
  53. 53.  Mohawk. Mr T’s hairstyle. Mohawk Indian.
  54. 54.  Scorpio, Logan, Axe and Xylo. Mahindra cars.
  55. 55.  ID movie, and why is it in the news recently?
  56. 56.  Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey. Removed from the Mumbai University Syllabus at the behest of Aditya Thackeray.
  57. 57.  Cherubim were fierce angels with heads of men, goat, lions and wings of an eagle. Putto( plural putti) were little babies with wings. Modern English usage has made putti equivalent to cherubs.
  58. 58.  The poster for Expendables, supposedly inspired by this Polish poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
  59. 59.  An American house style popular from the mid-1890s to the late 1930s, incorporates elements of the FL Wrights Prairie School and the Craftsman styles. The name comes from its floor-plan, which was tailored to narrow lots and with an efficient layout.
  60. 60.  Four-square
  61. 61.  Her name, in Greek, means "burner of ships". In the Odyssey, shes a virtuous princess of Phaeacia who helps Ulysses be accepted in her fathers court, and despite wanting to marry him, aids him in his quest to return home. Most known in popular culture for a famous anime from the 80s. Who?
  62. 62.  Landlocked countries. Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein, doubly- landlocked countries.
  63. 63.  Burning Man, Lilith Fair, Bonnaroo, Aquarius. Names of music/counterculture festivals.
  64. 64.  London based-duo on the first track, one of them scored the background to the recent film, which the song is taken. ID duo/film.
  65. 65.  Badmarsh and Sri. Striker.
  66. 66. Song by Motherjane, the band.
  67. 67.  The name Maktub is an Arabic word that came from Paulo Coelhos novel The Alchemist, which translates into "it is written" or "destiny"
  68. 68.  A Study in Pink The Blind Banker The Great Game What are these?
  69. 69.  Episodes of the BBC TV series Sherlock.
  70. 70.  Who does this painting represent? ( the exact name please)
  71. 71.  Columbia.
  72. 72.  The two variants of this are Speed and Woods. The latter was the more preferred version because of the advantages the terrain offered, but the former developed because of a popular location in South California that contained roofless plywood buildings. It was also more configurable, which is why it is the preferred variant for formalized versions. What am I talking about?
  73. 73.  Paintball.
  74. 74.  Photograph taken in an Islington Underground station in the autumn of 1967. Who was the much- embarrassed subject of the graffiti?
  75. 75.  Which popular urban legend is debunked by these three pictures?
  76. 76.  That Coca Cola made Santa Claus wear red and white because of their branding. These Christmas issues are from 1908, 1918 and 1923, while Coca Cola’s ads came out in 1927.
  77. 77.  Sherlock Holmes – known Cokehead. Columbia.  Speed is a Coke derivative.(bad, I know) Clapton covered JJ Cale’s Cocaine. Coca Cola and the Coke rumors.