The Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Rotating Shield Quiz 2011 Finals (Round 1)

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The Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Rotating Shield Quiz 2011 Finals (Round 1)

  1. 1. Which companys logo consists of three tuning forks on a circular disc, which according to the company stands for its employees, customers and the community?
  2. 2. • Yamaha
  3. 3. • Gandalf (The look of the character was inspired from this painting).
  4. 4. The name (X) for this fictional ‘character’ is aspoof on the name by which a figure from acontroversial event of the 1970s was known.Several years later, a supercomputer intendedto take on Garry Kasparov in a two-gamematch in 1989 was named X. What is X?
  5. 5. • Deep Thought
  6. 6. The famous legal case of the terrified typist in1956 attracted widespread notice. A famouslawyer, representing Duane Jefferson, made aneloquent plea but lost. He brought in a retrialciting the fact that his client was an impostorand was posing under another persons name-this did not help and he still lost the case. Whyis this case unique?
  7. 7. • The only case lost by Perry Mason.
  8. 8. X was canned and given to Allied pilots flyingsorties during WWII. The idea was that if shotdown and stranded on a remote island, thepilots would eat X and then urinate into thesea. X contains mercaptons - powerful chemicalagents - that would attract fish to theshore, whereupon the pilots could catch themfor food. What is X?
  9. 9. • Asparagus
  10. 10. • The question was, what is unique about this moment. This is Al Capone, and in this panel and the subsequent ones, he became the only real-life personality to appear in a Tintin comic.
  11. 11. In 1998, a film X was the first film dubbed fromits language into Japanese and grossed $1.6million. It became a cult hit and resulted in itsstar Y becoming, in the words of a Newsweekarticle, "Japans trendiest heartthrob sinceLeonardo di Caprio". Some routines performedby Y became huge hits for Japanese to performon reality TV shows. Identify X and Y.
  12. 12. • Rajnikanth, Muthu The Dancing Maharaja
  13. 13. Narrated as part tragedy part comedy, the novel isset as the memoirs of a fictional character, X. Thelatter is shown to be an unreliablenarrator, portraying his actions as reasonable andprovoking further contempt in the reader’s mind;although X does show remorse occasionally at theresult of his actions on Y, the main protagonist ofthe story. The novel concludes on a tragic note : Ydies in childbirth, X of thrombosis. The US editionset a sales record, becoming the first book sinceGone With The Wind to sell 100,000 copies in itsfirst three weeks. Name X, Y and the book.
  14. 14. • Humbert Humbert, Lolita
  15. 15. What tradition was started by a prominentnewsmagazine in 1927 in order to cover up theembarassment of not featuring CharlesLindbergh on their cover after his trans-Atlanticflight?
  16. 16. • TIME Man of the Year (now Person of the Year).
  17. 17. • Robert De Niro with the real Jake LaMotta, the character he played in Raging Bull. This is a still from the sets of the movie.
  18. 18. This gentleman died young in Florida in 1971while still in his early 50s. He would become(supposedly) the 1st non-musician to get a fullpage obituary in Rolling Stone. Why?[Hint : Check out the timeline]
  19. 19. • Max Yasgur, who owned the Woodstock farm.
  20. 20. According to an urban myth, it was during a Testmatch between the West Indies and Englandwhen X was about to bowl to Y, that the radiocommentator Brian Johnston said: "The bowlersX, the batsmans Y".While Wisden stated that there is no record ofJohnston or anyone else actually sayingthis, Johnstons co-commentator, HenryBlofeld, recalled the incident as having taken placeat The Oval in 1976.Y refused to join the ICC Elite Umpire Panel as itmeant a lot of travelling and officiates in countycricket.
  21. 21. • The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey!

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