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Quiz Session 7


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Quiz Session 7

  1. 1. [citation needed] Quiz Session 7 Kumar Shaurya Shankar
  2. 2. <ul><li>Modified Infinite Bounds </li></ul><ul><li>+10, No negatives </li></ul><ul><li>The masochists to be the last team to be asked for their answers </li></ul><ul><li>The quizmaster begs to differ on the absolutely unqualified remark made by his colleague the last time around. He doesn’t quite like being a sidekick, nor does he aspire to be one </li></ul><ul><li>David Foster Wallace was not a nerd; he probably didn't work on Wordstar, but still used tech. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Also , Singhanias (and their cronies) are requested to not pass disparaging comments on the nice, affable, yet weirded out Mr. Squishy </li></ul><ul><li>And no, they CANNOT make him themselves, much as they would like to declare </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mr. Squishy
  5. 5. Identify <ul><li>The words are those of a bereaved lover singing about his darling, the daughter of a miner in the 1849 California Gold Rush. He loses her in a drowning accident, though he consoles himself towards the end of the song with X's &quot;little sister&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Oh My Darling Clementine </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Guy named Koji Kondo </li></ul><ul><li>Created the music for a carpenter whose girlfriend, originally known as the Lady, but later named Pauline, was kidnapped by a Gorilla because he didn’t care for his pet ape </li></ul><ul><li>Identify his most famous composition </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Super Mario Bros. Tune </li></ul>
  9. 9. <bleep>’s name? <ul><li>“ Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be <bleep>, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India. The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being. No wonder then, that in some sort our noble profession should have been there shadowed forth…But though this sculpture is half man and half <bleep> , so as only to give the tail of the latter, yet that small section of him is all wrong. It looks more like the tapering tail of an anaconda, than the broad palms of the true <bleep>’s majestic flukes” </li></ul><ul><li>The word leviathan, in Christian tradition is associated with Satan. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Moby Dick </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grim Arrival <ul><li>? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>TiVo </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>George de Mestral named his invention X which is a portmanteau of the two French words velours , meaning 'velvet', and crochet , or 'hook' </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Velcro </li></ul>
  15. 15. Id <ul><li>Stella! Hey, Stella! </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of only two films in history to win three Academy awards for acting. The other is Network (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Vivien Leigh, who suffered from bipolar disorder in real life, later had difficulties in distinguishing her real life from that of Blanche DuBois, her character in the movie </li></ul><ul><li>Based on a play by Tennessee Williams </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>A Streetcar Named Desire </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Game involves following a fixed route marked on the gameboard which usually follows a boustrophedon (ox-plow) track from the bottom to the top of the playing area, passing once through every square </li></ul><ul><li>The graph is the probability that the game will finish in the nth turn </li></ul>Invented by Hindu priests to teach morality to young children
  18. 18. <ul><li>Snakes and Ladders </li></ul>
  19. 19. What?
  20. 20. <ul><li>NDTV Labs </li></ul>
  21. 21. Weaves for?
  22. 22. <ul><li>Tartan, the fabric that every true blooded paddy wears. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh and that is the world’s first colour photograph (Not this, duh, the one of the ribbon) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Id the tune! <ul><li>Me and my wife live all alone </li></ul><ul><li>In a little log hut we call our own; </li></ul><ul><li>She loves gin and I love rum, </li></ul><ul><li>And don't we have a lot of fun </li></ul><ul><li>[chorus] </li></ul><ul><li>Ha, ha, ha, you and me, _____ _____ ___, don't I love thee! </li></ul><ul><li>Ha, ha, ha, you and me, _____ _____ ___, don't I love thee! </li></ul><ul><li>The _____ _____ ___is a piece of crockery used as a trophy that is awarded to the winner of each college football game between Minnesota and Michigan. It is the oldest rivalry trophy, and one of the oldest rivalry games, in US college football </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Little Brown Jug </li></ul>
  25. 25. Simple Id <ul><li>King Miro (grandfather) King Randor (father) Queen Marlena (mother) Princess Adora (twin sister) </li></ul><ul><li>Cringer (Pet Smilodon) </li></ul><ul><li>Keldor (Evil Half-Uncle) </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>He Man and the Masters of the Universe </li></ul>
  27. 27. Motivator <ul><li>Identify this rather annoying character, who starred in many kiddo movies that aired back in the summers on Star Movies </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Ernest P. Worrell </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>The Man With the Hoe </li></ul>
  30. 31. What? <ul><li>&quot;finger or toe bone,&quot; originally &quot;round piece of wood, trunk, log,&quot; of unknown origin </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;plank, beam&quot; (cf. O.E. balca &quot;balk;&quot; see balk). </li></ul><ul><li>In anatomy, originally the whole row of finger joints </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of &quot;number of persons banded together in a common cause&quot; is attested from 1600 (cf. Sp. Falangist, member of a fascist organization founded in 1933). </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>Phalanx </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>X was characterized by an extensive peer-review process, designed to make its articles of a quality comparable to that of professional competitiors. X wanted scholars to volunteer content for free. X lasted from March 2000 until September 2003. X was founded by Jimmy Wales and underwritten by Bomis, with Larry Sanger as editor-in-chief </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>Nupedia, the forerunner to wikipedia </li></ul>
  34. 35. L ONG C ONNECT
  35. 36. <ul><li>X means bat in Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>X was a famous bull from Joaquin del Val di Navarra's farm, partly responsible for the fame of the Miura breeders. </li></ul><ul><li>On October 5, 1879 he fought in Córdoba, Spain with Rafael Molina Sanchez, &quot;El Lagartijo.&quot; He went after the picadores 24 times, with a rare courage. For this display X was spared the usual fate of death in the arena. </li></ul><ul><li>He was given as a gift from El Lagartijo to Don Antonio Miura, who mated him with 70 cows. </li></ul><ul><li>His line, now called the Miura line, still exists and is famous for its ferocity and courage </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965, better known by his stage name Y, is an American DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician </li></ul><ul><li>He plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums </li></ul><ul><li>His 1999 album Play became a commercial and cultural phenomenon, selling over 10 million copies worldwide and is the biggest-selling electronica album ever </li></ul><ul><li>The basis for Richard Melville Hall – and for Y– is that supposedly Herman Melville was his great-great-great-granduncle </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>I am the one in charge of the nineteen brothers … I was responsible for entrusting the nineteen brothers … with the raids </li></ul><ul><li>Identify this person </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>Z has crossed-over into mainstream pop-culture, starting with a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with: regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show; very popular guest-hosting stints on E! television's Wild On! and Talk Soup programs; a guest-starring voice-over role in a 2001 episode of the Fox animated television sitcom Family Guy; an award-winning voice-over role in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City ; and, a guest-starring role in two episodes of the 2003 NBC television series Mister Sterling. Her 2004 autobiography spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. She has also created a horror comic book with Virgin Comics released in February 2008. </li></ul>
  39. 40. ?
  40. 42. ANSWER <ul><li>Famous personalities (and a car) on Eminem’s music video ‘Without Me’ </li></ul><ul><li>(Almost Exhaustive) </li></ul>