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Maximus - Finals

  1. 1. MAXIMUS!The General Quiz ByArun A S<br />
  2. 2. ROUND 1<br />
  3. 3. Written round<br />6 questions based on movie cameos<br />5 points for the author, 5 points for the movie<br />
  4. 4. 1. <br />
  5. 5. 2. <br />
  6. 6. 3. <br />
  7. 7. 4. <br />
  8. 8. 5. <br />
  9. 9. 6. <br />
  10. 10. The answers…<br />
  11. 11. 1. <br />
  12. 12. Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean 3: <br /> At World' End<br />
  13. 13. 2. <br />
  14. 14. Martin Scorsese in Taxi Driver<br />
  15. 15. 3. <br />
  16. 16. Kurt Vonnegut in Back to School<br />
  17. 17. 4. <br />
  18. 18. Arthur C Clarke in ‘2010’, an adaptation of his 2010: Odyssey Two<br />
  19. 19. 5. <br />
  20. 20. Richard Branson in Casino Royale<br />
  21. 21. 6. <br />
  22. 22. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer in Dhwani<br />
  23. 23. Round 2<br />
  24. 24. Infinite Bounce<br />10 questions<br />Clockwise<br />
  25. 25. 1. Obliged to find an apartment of their own, my parents searched the neighbourhood and chose one within walking distance of the park. Showing them out after they had viewed it, the landlady said: "And you'll be glad to know I don't take Jews." Her mistake made clear to her, the antisemitic landlady was renounced, and another apartment found. But her blunder left its mark. Back on the street my mother made a vow. Her unborn baby would have a label proclaiming his race to the world. He would be called “The Jew.”<br /> Who about the origin of his name?<br />
  26. 26. The answer is…<br />
  27. 27. Yehudi Menuhin<br />
  28. 28. 2. <br />
  29. 29. The answer is…<br />
  30. 30. The Little Rock Nine<br />
  31. 31. 3. Connect<br />
  32. 32. The answer is…<br />
  33. 33. David Bowie portrayed these people in movies<br />
  34. 34. 4. Acharya VinobaBhave started the Bhoodan movement in this small village in Andhra Pradesh in 1951 with the initiation of donation of 250 acres of land from VedreRamachandra Reddy. This village has since been known by the name Bhoodan ___________. Name this place, which is now famous for something else.<br />
  35. 35. The answer is…<br />
  36. 36. Pochampally<br />
  37. 37. 5. What word entered the English Language after the publication of this book?<br />
  38. 38. The answer is…<br />
  39. 39. Bowdlerization<br />
  40. 40. 6. Rashid is a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. During the 19th century it was a popular British tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions, citrus groves and cleanliness. The town came to be known in the West by another name, by which it was referred to by the French during Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in Egypt. It is now famous for something which was found here in 1799. What is the popular name of this town?<br />
  41. 41. The answer is…<br />
  42. 42. Rosetta<br />
  43. 43. 7. <br />
  44. 44. The answer is…<br />
  45. 45. The Government of Canada rescued six American diplomats who evaded capture during the seizure of the United States embassy in Tehran, which is known as “Canadian Caper”<br />
  46. 46. 8. This Greek historian, biographer and essayist served as one of the two priests at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the site of the famous Delphic Oracle for many years. He took up Roman citizenship later, and by his writings and lectures he became a celebrity in the Roman empire. He continued to reside where he was born, and actively participated in local affairs, even serving as mayor. At his country estate, guests from all over the empire congregated for serious conversation, presided over by him. Many of these dialogues were recorded and published, and the 78 essays and other works which have survived are now known collectively as the Moralia. Name him.<br />
  47. 47. The answer is…<br />
  48. 48. Plutarch<br />
  49. 49. 9. X was credited with coining the phrase Turn on, tune in, drop out by its popularizer, Timothy Leary in the 1960s. In a 1988 interview, Leary stated that slogan was "given to him" by X during a lunch in New York City. Leary said X "was very much interested in ideas and marketing, and he started singing something like, 'Psychedelics hit the spot / Five hundred micrograms, that’s a lot,' to the tune of a Pepsi commercial. Then he started going, 'Tune in, turn on, and drop out.'" Id X.<br />
  50. 50. The answer is…<br />
  51. 51. Marshall McLuhan<br />
  52. 52. 10. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth was X's effort to extract the doctrine of Jesus by removing sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. Using a razor, X cut and arranged selected verses from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in chronological order, mingling excerpts from one text to those of another in order to create a single narrative. Thus he begins with Luke 2 and Luke 3, then follows with Mark 1 and Matthew 3. He provides a record of which verses he selected and of the order in which he arranged them in his “Table of the Texts from the Evangelists employed in this Narrative and of the order of their arrangement.” Who is X?<br />
  53. 53. The answer is…<br />
  54. 54. Thomas Jefferson / Jefferson Bible<br />
  55. 55. * What was added to the slogan “Jai jawan, Jai kisan” by Atal Behari Vajpayee after the Pokaran tests in 1998?<br />
  56. 56. The answer is…<br />
  57. 57. Jai Vighyan<br />
  58. 58. Round 3<br />
  59. 59. Long Visual Connect<br />25 visuals<br />+25,20,15,10 and 5<br />-5 throughout<br />
  60. 60. 1. <br />
  61. 61. 2. <br />
  62. 62. 3. <br />
  63. 63. 4. <br />
  64. 64. 5. <br />
  65. 65. 6. <br />
  66. 66. 7. <br />
  67. 67. 8. <br />
  68. 68. 9. <br />
  69. 69. 10. <br />
  70. 70. 11. <br />
  71. 71. 12. <br />
  72. 72. 13. <br />
  73. 73. 14. <br />
  74. 74. 15. <br />
  75. 75. 16. <br />
  76. 76. 17. <br />
  77. 77. 18. <br />
  78. 78. 19. <br />
  79. 79. 20. <br />
  80. 80. 21. <br />
  81. 81. 22. <br />
  82. 82. 23. <br />
  83. 83. 24. <br />
  84. 84. 25. <br />
  85. 85. And the connect is…<br />
  86. 86. Captain Haddock’s curses<br />
  87. 87. Round 4<br />
  88. 88. Infinite Bounce<br />10 questions<br />Anti clockwise<br />
  89. 89. 13. The Source by Greyworld (a group of London based artists who are interested in public-activated art, sculpture and interactive installations) consists of a cube of 9×9×9 (729 in total) spherical balls that are suspended on cables. These spheres, controlled by a computer running Python scripts, can move themselves independently of each other, forming dynamic shapes, characters and fluid-like motions. Where would you find this? And what is represented by these movements of the spheres?<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91. The answer is…<br />
  92. 92. London Stock Exchange<br />
  93. 93. 14. A crossing guard is a traffic management specialist who is normally stationed on busy roadways to aid pedestrians. Often associated with elementary school children, crossing guards temporarily stop the flow of traffic so pedestrians may cross an intersection. They are commonly known by what nickname? <br />
  94. 94. The answer is…<br />
  95. 95. Lollipop lady/man<br />
  96. 96. 15. “His Lordship came to me on the poop, and after ordering certain signals to be made, about a quarter to noon, he said, 'Mr. Pasco, I wish to say to the fleet, ____________ ____________ ______ ___________ _______ _________ ___________ ________ ______ and he added 'You must be quick, for I have one more to make which is for close action.' I replied, 'If your Lordship will permit me to substitute the confides for ________ the signal will soon be completed, because the word ________ is in the vocabulary, and confides must be spelt,' His Lordship replied, in haste, and with seeming satisfaction, 'That will do, Pasco, make it directly.'” <br />
  97. 97. The answer is…<br />
  98. 98. “England expects that every man will do his duty”<br />
  99. 99. 16. <br />
  100. 100. The answer is…<br />
  101. 101.
  102. 102. 17. His tragic life was memorialized in the folk song "The Ballad of Ira Hayes", written by Peter LaFarge and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1964. <br /> “Then Ira started drinkin' hard <br /> Jail was often his home <br /> They'd let him ______ ________ ________and lower it <br /> Like you'd throw a dog a bone! <br /> He died drunk early one mornin' <br /> Alone in the land he fought to save <br /> Two inches of water in a lonely ditch <br /> Was a grave for Ira Hayes.”<br />Who was Ira Hayes?<br />
  103. 103. The answer is…<br />
  104. 104.
  105. 105. 18. He was an avid chess player who started playing chess by around 1733, making him the first chess player known by name in the American colonies.His essay on the "Morals of Chess" in Columbian magazine, in December 1786 is the second known writing on chess in America. This essay in praise of chess and prescribing a code of behavior for it has been widely reprinted and translated. He was posthumously inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 1999. Who?<br />
  106. 106. The answer is…<br />
  107. 107. Benjamin Franklin<br />
  108. 108. 19. As a Jew, Bloch was deported to Buchenwald during World War II, refusing collaboration with the Germans. He changed his name from Bloch to ___________in 1949. It was the pseudonym of his brother, General Darius Paul Bloch, and originates from French for tank. What was his new surname?<br />
  109. 109. The answer is…<br />
  110. 110. Dassault<br />
  111. 111. 20. <br />
  112. 112. The answer is…<br />
  113. 113. Buddh International Circuit <br />
  114. 114. ROUND 5<br />
  115. 115. List-It<br />10 actors won the National Film Award for Best Actor representing Malayalam. Name all.<br />5 points for every correct answer<br />10 bonus points if you get all correct.<br />
  116. 116. And the answers…<br />
  117. 117. P J Antony (1974, Nirmalyam)<br />Gopi (1978, Kodiyettam)<br />Balan K Nair (1981, Oppol)<br />Premji (1989, Piravi)<br />Mammootty (1990, 1994, 1999)<br />Mohan Lal (1992, 2000)<br />BalachandraMenon (1998, Samaantharangal)<br />Suresh Gopi (1998, Kaliyattam)<br />Murali (2002, Neythukaran)<br />Salim Kumar (2011, Adamintemakan Abu)<br />
  118. 118. ROUND 6<br />
  119. 119. Theme Round<br />6 questions<br />10 points for every correct answer<br />Points for the theme: 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5.<br />-5 throughout<br />
  120. 120. 1. A significant source of funding for the Rose Revolution in Georgia was the network of foundations and NGOs associated with a billionaire financier. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies reports the case of a former Georgian parliamentarian who alleges that in the three months prior to the Rose Revolution, “______ spent $42 million ramping-up for the overthrow of Shevardnadze." Speaking in T'blisi in June 2005, ________ said, “I'm very pleased and proud of the work of the foundation in preparing Georgian society for what became a Rose Revolution, but the role of the foundation and my personal has been greatly exaggerated.” Who?<br />
  121. 121. The answer is…<br />
  122. 122. George Soros<br />
  123. 123. 2. The name of which country derives from Atropates, a Persiansatrap under the Achaemenid Empire?<br />
  124. 124. The answer is…<br />
  125. 125. Azerbaijan<br />
  126. 126. 3. This elliptical region, measuring 90 kilometres east-west by 85 kilometres north-south is the world's first and largest operational unit of its kind. It is rented to another country until 2050 and the rent price — which is fixed at 115 million US dollars per year is the source of a long-running dispute between the two countries. Name this region and also the countries involved.<br />
  127. 127. The answer is…<br />
  128. 128. BaikonurCosmodrome<br />Kazakhstan and Russia<br />
  129. 129. 4. The name of this major public town square in a national capital literally means ‘Liberation Square’. It was a focal point in the recent revolution happened in the country, with more than 1 million protesters gathering in the square and adjacent streets. Name the place.<br />
  130. 130. The answer is…<br />
  131. 131. Tahrir Square, Cairo<br />
  132. 132. 5. On 1 November 1928, the president of this nation introduced the new alphabet and abolished the use of Arabic script. At that time, literate citizens of the country comprised as little as 10% of the population. Learning how to read and write in their language with the Arabic script took roughly three years with rather strenuous methods at the elementary level. The country's adaptation to the new alphabet was very quick, and literacy in the country jumped from 10% to over 70% within two years. Name the country.<br />
  133. 133. The answer is…<br />
  134. 134. Turkey<br />
  135. 135. 6. This dish, which is also called Salade Olivier, was invented in the 1860s by Lucien Olivier, the chef of the Hermitage restaurant. Olivier's salad quickly became immensely popular with Hermitage regulars, and became the restaurant's signature dish. The exact recipe — particularly that of the dressing — was a jealously guarded secret, but it is known that the salad contained grouse, veal tongue, caviar, lettuce, crayfish tails, capers, smoked duck, although it is possible that the recipe was varied seasonally. By what name is this dish commonly known?<br />
  136. 136. The answer is…<br />
  137. 137. Russian Salad<br />
  138. 138. And the theme is…<br />
  139. 139. Georgia<br />Azerbaijan<br />Kazakhstan<br />Egypt<br />Turkey<br />Russia<br />
  140. 140. Transcontinental countries / countries spanning more than one continent<br />
  141. 141. ROUND 7<br />
  142. 142. 6 questions<br />Differential scoring<br />1 or 2 teams – 30 points<br />3 or 4 teams – 20 points<br />5 or 6 teams – 10 points<br />-5 if wrong<br />
  143. 143. 1. Identify the musical instrument and the Hindustani raga on which it is based.<br />
  144. 144. The answer is…<br />
  145. 145. Continuum Fingerboard or Haken Continuum, Darbari<br />
  146. 146. 2. Whose statue? It is supposed to be built at the location of which ancient city?<br />
  147. 147. The answer is…<br />
  148. 148. Vercingetorix, Alesia<br />
  149. 149. 3. The blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity and/or caliber. It could be considered to be an early form of shotgun, which was often adapted to military and defensive use. What term was used to describe a blunderbuss in handgun form? What term was later applied to soldiers who carried these guns?<br />
  150. 150. The answer is…<br />
  151. 151. Dragon, Dragoons<br />
  152. 152. 4. This song was accompanied by two music videos directed by Spike Lee. The first was shot in two locations in Brazil, a favela in Rio de Janeiro called Dona Marta and in Salvador da Bahia. State authorities tried to ban all production over fears the video would damage their image, the area and prospects of staging the 2004 Olympics. Still, the residents of the area were happy to see the singer, hoping their problems would be made visible to a wider audience.The second video was shot in a prison and contained video footage of multiple references to human rights abuses. Name the song and the artist.<br />
  153. 153. The answer is…<br />
  154. 154. They Don’t Care About Us by Michael Jackson<br />
  155. 155. 5. Id the person. What famous fruit variety was named after him because he used to bring those on his journeys to Goa?<br />
  156. 156. The answer is…<br />
  157. 157. Afonso de Albuquerque, Alphonso Mango <br />
  158. 158. 6. Brian McKechnie was a "double All Black“ who was involved in one of the most infamous incidents in sporting history. Why is he called a “double All Black”? What was the incident?<br />
  159. 159. The answer is…<br />
  160. 160. Represented New Zealand in both rugby union and cricket, Trevor Chappel’s under arm bowling<br />
  161. 161. Thank You!<br />

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