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Thomasonian'13 Finals

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Finals of the Thomasonian'13 quiz

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Thomasonian'13 Finals

  1. 1. The Thomasonian Finals
  2. 2. • Infi pounce • +10 for correct answer • +10/-10 for pounce
  3. 3. • This scene with Clark Gable from the movie It happened one night is said to have inspired the creators of X who is always shown with a Y. Many critics believe that this was the main reason for the propagation of the myth that _______ love Ys, which is definitely not the case.
  4. 4. • X-Bugs bunny • Y-Carrots • The myth being that rabbits love carrots
  5. 5. • X Index measures the performance of a global universe of investable equities that have been screened for Y compliance consistent with Dow Jones Indexes’ methodology. The first level of X screening removes companies involved in such products alcohol, pork-related products, conventional financial services (e.g. banks and insurance companies), entertainment (e.g. hotels, casinos,gambling etc.) , tobacco, and weapons and defense. A second level of X screening based on financial ratios, is intended to remove companies based on debt and interest income levels in their balance sheets. Gimme X,Y or funda.
  6. 6. • The Dow Jones Islamic Index. This is governed by Shariah
  7. 7. • This is a distributed key-value data store that JayKreps, an engineer at LinkedIn, invented.Of the choice of name, he writes:“I thought, that sounds like a distributed system. I don’tknow whether it is nerdier to be reading ___ __ or to bewondering what kind of consistency protocol ____ uses when keeping all his pieces up-to-date, but regardless, the name stuck.” What is this project called?
  8. 8. • Project Voldemort
  9. 9. • The Battle of Haldighati (or rather The First Battle of Haldighati) was fought on June 21, 1576 between the armies of Maharana Pratap and Akbar. What is known as the Second Battle of Haldighati?
  10. 10.  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) filed a suit against the US patent on Haldi. This was made into a long drawn controversy which was called the second battle of haldighat
  11. 11. • Dans le Noir is a french chain of restaurants that has expanded into various parts of the world, including recently in New York. The chain owes its rising popularity to its innovative style of dining. Give funda.
  12. 12. • They serve dinner in complete darkness and the waiters who serve you are blind.
  13. 13. • Maulvi Ziauddin, a Pashtun insurance agent • Ichiro Okuda • Matsuda • Orlando Mazzotta, an Italian nobleman Connect these four names to modern indian history.
  14. 14. • These were the pseudonyms under which Subhash Chandra Bose travelled.
  15. 15. • Usually, in the Kansai region, eel are split open down the back, whereas in Kanto they are split open down the stomach, but in Tokyo, traditionally a martial city, unwanted associations with X caused chefs to shy away from the stomach-splitting method, with the result that eel are split open down the back here, too, in the middle of Kanto. Give me the funda behind X?
  16. 16. • Seppuku, Hara-kiri. Japanese soldiers committed suicide by disembowellment.
  17. 17. • Short Connect • +5/0 for each individual slide • +10/0 for overall connect • 3 slides • Exhaustive, not in order • Contributed by schlumboy Viggy
  18. 18. • The series takes its roots from a senior thesis project creator Van Partible did for Loyola Marymount University, about an Elvis Presley impersonator. He then made a short called Mess O' Blues (1993) and his professor showed it to a friend working at ________________________, a famous production house for shorts like his. Partible changed his character from Mess O' Blues around so that "he would be more of this '50s iconic James Dean-looking character that talked like Elvis". Partible picked voice actor Jeff Bennett to play the lead solely based on his young, hyped Elvis impression
  19. 19. • This show, apart from the main story line, also had two recurring segments. a) The title was an obvious parody of the movie 'Dial M for Murder' and features a superpowered chimp who fights evil with his lovely partner Agent Honeydew, the Commander General, and a team of assembled superheros. b) This segment had three characters. The first was inspired from both Superman and Captain America, the second from Thor and Eddie Van Halen and the third is inspired from The Incredible Hulk. They are all room-mates living in an apartment complex called "Muscular Arms". Most of the adventures of the trio deal less with their lives as superheroes and more with their inability to get along as roommates; it is presented as a sitcom, including a laugh track.
  20. 20. • . Character sketches: X is a globally-celebrated, heroic, kindhearted anthropomorphic weasel who serves as the titular character of the program. He is noted and admired for his endless, humongous assortment of unselfish, amazing, brilliant talents or achievements, and is honored and respected deeply for his extensive skill, knowledge, or experience in virtually every field imaginable • Y is X's rival; a dimwitted, ugly, and ridiculed Y characterized by his intense stupidity and hunger for attention, and he therefore despises X because of his notoriety and talents. X's main goal throughout the series is to acquire fame and surpass his enemy somehow, though his utter lack of talent or skill presents numerous disadvantages in his chances of achieving this entirely unattainable goal.
  21. 21. • 1.Johnny Bravo • 2. Dexter’s lab • 3.I am weasel • Connect – these are all shows for which seth mcfarlane is the animator and writer.
  22. 22. Movie Taglines • Guess the movies from their taglines • +5 for each correct • Bonus +5 for all correct
  23. 23. • The true story of a real fake.
  24. 24. • Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you’re gonna get.
  25. 25. • 007 is his IQ
  26. 26. • On every street in every city in this country, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody."
  27. 27. • Your mind is the scene of the crime.
  28. 28. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  29. 29.  Catch me if you can  Forrest gump  Johnny English  Taxi driver  Inception
  30. 30. • +10/0 for I, II questions. You can choose to raise the stakes by doubling the points before looking at the question • Once you choose to double points, you get +20/-10 • II questions are harder than I • 6 fields. 12 questions in all
  31. 31. I I Music II I Movies II I ports II I Etymology II I Misc II I II Business I II Sports I II Misc I II Movies I II Etymology I II Music
  32. 32. Infinite Pounce II Same rules as before 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  33. 33. Cenosillicaphobia is something some of us over here may have. What is it? Clue: Think DPs. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  34. 34. Fear of an empty glass 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  35. 35. Businessman X is unlikely to figure anywhere among the country’s 1,000 most eligible bachelors. The 28-year-old is short, fair, rather stocky and only moderately well-to-do. An unremarkable young man, until he begins to speak—extremely charming, soft-spoken and poised, without the slightest hint of pretension. Mr. Nice Guy in person. So begins a 1997 Outlook article about a (then) brass trader from Moradabad. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  36. 36. Robert Vadra 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  37. 37. 55-year-old X was on probation for a 2008 conviction of cooking and distributing meth when he was arrested for similar charges in Bibb County, Ala in early 2012. The Sheriff's Office then put X on the county's most- wanted list after the 55-year-old blew off a court date and violated his probation in July. This news became viral for some reason. What? 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  38. 38. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  39. 39. His name is Walter White 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  40. 40. Natkhat – the dog Santa Singh and Banta Singh – the twins Professor Surajmukhi – the eccentric professor Malika – the absent-minded whimsical singer These are the supporting characters in the hindi version of a famous comic. Name the original. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  41. 41. Tintin 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  42. 42. Chang and Eng Bunker, more famous as the Bunker brothers were born on May 11, 1811 in Thailand. They were purportedly ‘discovered’ by one british merchant Robert Hunter who took them on a world tour. Later, they ended their contract with him and joined a circus. Their legacy continues to this date in some form. What? 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  43. 43. The first Siamese twins. The name siamese twins comes from Siam(Thailand) where they were born. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  44. 44. There is this weird-ass cult in the interiors of South America (Brazil mostly) that forbids its followers from using this technology claiming that it uses a symbol that is a direct reference to the devil. The founder claims “Its symbol is a trident, which is used to torture souls in hell. Any user of this vile technology is a worshipper of Satan”. What technology? 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  45. 45. USB 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  46. 46. _____ ____ is a type of furnace used in glassblowing to reheat a piece in between steps of working with it. The tip of the blowpipe is preheated and dipped into the furnace as shown in the photo. However, we know _____ ____ for completely different and sleazy reason. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  47. 47. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  48. 48. Glory Hole 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  49. 49. X was used initially as an cough medicine and an analgesic. During the wars, it was used as a substitute for Y and to cure Y addiction. Y was supposed to have caused what is now known as ‘soldier’s disease’. In London in 1916, Harrods were selling a kit described as "A Welcome Present for Friends at the Front" containing X, Y and other necessary paraphernalia. Of course, all of this was before people realized its harmful effects. Now it’s a schedule IV drug and its production is strictly regulated in every country of the world. X gets its name from the fact that people who used it seemed to feel brave and superhuman. Give me X and Y. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  50. 50. X- Heroin Y- Morphine 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  51. 51. These indentations are actually muscle deformities resulting from variations in the structure the zygomaticus major muscle, usually due to the presence of a double or bifid zygomaticus major. There is evidence of it being genetically inherited and has been classified as a simple dominant trait. What are we talking about 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  52. 52. Dimples 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  53. 53. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  54. 54. Twitter feed of FoxNews in early 2011. Whose assassination is being talked about? 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  55. 55. Barack Obama 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  56. 56. Adolf Hitler (1939) Benito Mussolini (1935) Stalin (1945,1948) These are some of the unexpected people on a particular list. Other famous people on this list include Leo Tolstoy, Winston Churchill, Tsar Nicholas II, Franklin D Roosevelt. Non- exhaustive and not in order. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  57. 57. Nobel Peace Prize nominations. None of them won it though. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  58. 58. Mega Connect • 6 slides • +5 for each correct • +30/-20 for connect within first two slides • +20/-10 for connect within the second set • +10/0 for connect in the third set • Sets of two slides • You can go for the connect again on the next set if you get it wrong
  59. 59. • The answer from each slide goes into the connect. • The answer may need to be suitably modified or even part of the answer may go into the connect • For example, if the answer to any of the slides is coca-cola, coke may go into the connect.
  60. 60. +30/-20 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  61. 61. • He started his career with the Irrigation Branch of the Punjab Public Works Department. During this period, he spent 18 months on deputation to Mesopotamia as a commissioned officer with the Indian Expeditionary Force. While serving there (1918–1920) he developed the X Disc for precision leveling across rivers and wide valleys. From 1921 to 1926 he was involved in the construction of the Suleimanke Barrage.[1] He applied his methods to the design of the Trimmu Barrage and constructed it within two years (1937–1939), against the normal period of 4–5 years. • He was appointed the Governor of Orissa in 1962, the first professional engineer to be given such a responsibility . Who?.Same as X.
  62. 62. • “Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.” Who said these words?
  63. 63. • +20/-10
  64. 64. • This genre of indian music is derived almost exclusively from a collection called Gitabitan (garden of songs) which consists of four major parts Puja(worship), Prem(love), Prakriti(Nature) and Bichitra(Diverse) and Swadesh (patriotism).• Name this genre of Indian Music
  65. 65. • Pyaara Dushman Tika Singh1980 • Kaamchor Sonu (Rakesh Roshan's nephew) • Betaab Sunny (Young Sunny Deol)1983 • Hum Se Hai Zamana Shiva(Young Mithun Chakraborty)
  66. 66. • Taqdeer Shiva (Young Shatrughan Sinha) • Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Vivek Saxena • Kash Aap Hamare Hote Jai Kumar2003 • Love in Nepal Abby • Whose filmography is this? 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  67. 67. • +10/0
  68. 68. This is an abstruse goose comic parodying the quest for something. Give funda. The middle blank goes into the connect. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  69. 69. Identify. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  70. 70. 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  71. 71. 1. Dr. A.N. Khosla - Khosla 2. Mahatma Gandhi – Mahatma Gandhi central library 3. Rabindra sangeet or tagore sangeet- Ravindra 4. Sonu Nigam – Nigam 5. Large Hadron Collider- LHC 6. Jawaharlal Nehru - Jawahar 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3
  72. 72. Buildings in IITR 2 6 / 0 9 / 1 3

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