Episode 1 With Answers [General]


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Episode 1 With Answers [General]

  1. 1. BrewHaHa Brainiacs Quest Episode 1
  2. 2. In the 1930s Abdulla Currimjee, a Mauritian Indian businessman, bought a run down French-owned cement plant. In his attempt to turn the plant around, he went to Denmark and hired himself a bright young Danish engineer. When the cement plant had finally been revived, the young Dane told Currimjee that he had fallen in love with Mauritius and planned to settle down there. Currimjee persuaded him that he would be wasting his life, and that the best place for man of his considerable talents would be India. And so it was that the Danish engineer moved to India in 1937. What resulted?
  3. 3. The Danish engineer was Henning Holck-Larsen. and he founded Larsen & Toubro
  4. 4. Name the person arm wrestling with Mohammed Ali
  5. 6. The third largest of the Balearic Islands, it has been a magnet for hedonists since early history. The Carthaginians set up a cult to their goddess of sex there in 654BC. It was named after Bez, their god of dance, whose statues still litter the place. Roman aristocracy headed to the place in droves. In the 1960s it became a stop on the hippie trail. Which place?
  6. 7. Ibiza
  7. 8. Which brand used movie star posters as a trade marketing initiative?
  8. 10. A typical Oriya style representation of three Hindu deities. ID all three. (Clue for theme is the one on the right extreme)
  9. 11. Balarama, Shubadra and Krishna (Jagannath)
  10. 12. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times, though she never received the award. The author of The Secret of Childhood (1939), The Discovery of the Child (1948) and The Absorbent Mind (1949), she once said, "Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
  11. 13. Maria Montessori
  12. 14. People who found their names on a certain ‘list’ in 1996. What list?
  13. 16. Name the band.
  14. 18. It was originally used for Britain’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. Designed by Gerald Holtom, it is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D. " Holtom later wrote explaining the genesis of his idea in greater depth: "I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant before the firing squad...” What?
  15. 19. the peace symbol
  16. 20. "Should guilty seek asylum here, like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin. Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, all his past sins are to be washed away. The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs; And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made; To display thereby the creator's glory". Who, about what in 1653?
  17. 21. Shah Jahan on the Taj
  18. 22. An outsider who joins a theatre troupe led by a magic mirror toting doctor... He figures in the modern-day London scenes, but not in the “other-worldly” ones. Who?
  19. 23. Heath Ledger, in his last role [Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus]
  20. 24. A – Made of 200 individual pieces of rubber, fiberglass, and nylon and metallic mesh, it’s main element is Nomax, an advanced infantry armor system with a neoprene base, much like what a SCUBA diver wears. It includes anti night-vision detection. B – Glue was applied to Nylon parachute fabric and a very fine, hair-like material was pasted onto it. Then an electrostatic charge was run over it to give it a seamless look and a distinctive, velvety sheen. This was attached to A. These are the latest in a series of long attempts to create the ultimate _______
  21. 25. the latest batsuit
  22. 26. Cartoons by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly in 1870 and 1874. Explain the significance?
  23. 27. Republicans and Democrats
  24. 28. The film revolves around Pran, a quietly intense poet for whom the only universal truth is love, and his best friend Gopal, a devil-may-care character, rolling from one moment to another. Both fall in love. Pran’s love is true and deep and pure for Reshma. Gopal’s love, on the other hand is nothing but a passing fancy. Ultimately love conquers all and triumphs. The film made several careers. It helped establish the core team of Shanker-Jaikishan-Hasrat-Shailendra. The story and dialogue writer Ramanand Sagar went onto become a famous independant director. Lata Mangeshkar established herself as one of the leading singers in Hindi movies. Name the film.
  25. 30. It is a community in India spread in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. They are also spread in other states of India. They are classified as Scheduled Tribes in Andhra Pradesh. Locally they are known by different names such as Vanzara, Lambadi, Sugali, Ghor etc. They live in settlements called Tandas. They are also a group of nomadic cattle herders. The accurate history not known but the general opinion among them is that they fought for Prithivi Raj against Mohammad Ghazni.
  26. 31. Banjara
  27. 32. Connect the book cover on the left to person on the set of stamps
  28. 34. It lasted from June 25, 1975 to March 22, 1977. Vinobha Bhave called it “Anushasan Parva.” Pioneer industrialist J R D Tata and writer Khushwant Singh were among the supporters. Anand Patwardhan made a film on it called Prisoners of Conscience . Robinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance is also set during this time.
  29. 35. The emergency
  30. 36. Name the movie
  31. 37. The U.S. vs. John Lennon [2006]
  32. 38. It is best known for being the home to various gentlemen's clubs in the early 20th century such as the Athenaeum and the Oxford and Cambridge Club, and was once the centre of the fine art scene in London – the Royal Academy, the National Gallery and Christie's auction house were all here. The first public street lighting with gas was installed there in January of 1807. In the London version of Monopoly, it is a property in the pink set (along with Whitehall and Northumberland Avenue) and is worth £140 (which is oddly low for a street in a district whose exclusive status has never been in doubt).
  33. 40. It is generally thought to be derived from the Tamil phrase meaning the region of the Chola, an ancient dynasty of southern India. It could also be derived from the term for the coastal region. But most probably the name derives from the Sanskrit for the land which receives the rays of the sun. Chinese lacquer goods, including boxes, screens, and chests, became known as “_____” goods in the eighteenth century, because many Chinese exports were consolidated at the ports.
  34. 41. Coromandel
  35. 42. Identify the person for whom this statue was erected.
  36. 43. pythagoras
  37. 44. Total area – 360 sq km Comparative area – slightly more than Washington DC Climate – temperate, mild winters, dry and warm to hot summers Lowest point – Mediterranean Sea 0 m Population – 1,482,405 (July 2007 est.) Population below poverty line - 63.1% (2005 est.) Agriculture products – Olives, citrus, vegetables; beef, dairy products Currency – New Shekel Airports – None, last one destroyed in Dec 2001 Name the place.
  38. 46. ID and connect
  39. 47. Cara Black, Martina Navratilova and Lisa Raymond – Mixed Doubles Grand Slam winners with Leander
  40. 48. Three fried egg sandwiches, with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, fried onions and mayonnaise, followed by three chocolate-chip pancakes; a five-egg omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast and a bowl of grits (a maize-based porridge), washed down with two cups of coffee. Half a kilogram (one pound) of enriched pasta; two large ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread smothered with mayonnaise, washed down by energy drinks. Another half-kilogram of pasta, perhaps with a carbonara sauce, followed by a large pizza and more energy drinks. What is being talked about?
  41. 49. Phelps’s diet
  42. 50. Map of _____in the 16th century, white lines are modern borders <ul><li>A region of western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The Duchy of ____, that ruled there in the Middle Ages. </li></ul><ul><li>The House of _____, dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain there </li></ul>
  43. 51. Savoy
  44. 52. Name the event
  45. 53. End of the Six Day War
  46. 54. ID and connect
  47. 55. Don McLean / Vincent
  48. 56. <ul><li>an service created in 2000 by Tim Westergren, aimed at capturing musical identity, and dissecting a song based on melody, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, singing, vocal harmony etc. </li></ul><ul><li>a punishment for mankind which was a result of Prometheus's theft of the secret of fire from the Gods </li></ul><ul><li>a 1991 offering from &quot;The Bad Boys from Boston&quot; </li></ul>Connect
  49. 57. pandora
  50. 58. Fill in the two blanks and name the two people
  51. 59. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak IBM
  52. 60. It is an area of Central London, England, containing many of the city's major tourist attractions, businesses, headquarters and the commercial theatres. Use of the term began in the early 19th century to describe fashionable areas in specific context to Charing Cross. For strategic planning the area is identified as one of two international centers in the London Plan. It is also a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of London's “Theatreland.” Along with New York's Broadway theatre, this is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
  53. 61. West End
  54. 62. <ul><li>Panagiotis Soutsos, a poet and newspaper editor, and his poetry titled 'Dialogue of the Dead' in 1833 </li></ul><ul><li>Soutsos’s memo to John Kolletis, the Greek Minister of the Interior in 1835 </li></ul><ul><li>Kolletis’s approval and recommendation to King Otto in 1835 </li></ul><ul><li>A billionaire philanthropist, Evangelis Zappas’s offering of 400 shares of the Greek Steamship Company (aka Hellenic Steam Navigation Company) in 1856 </li></ul><ul><li>Dr William Penny Brookes and the founding of the Wenlock Society in 1860 </li></ul>Connect
  55. 63. the revival of the Olympic Games
  56. 64. ID the place being advertised
  57. 65. New Orleans
  58. 66. ID and connect
  59. 67. Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. LVB, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  60. 68. <ul><li>George Headley : Dean Headley </li></ul><ul><li>Vic Richardson : ___________ </li></ul>
  61. 69. The Chappell Brothers – Greg, Trevor and Ian
  62. 70. Connect (one word answer)
  63. 71. Deccan Aviation, Deccan Chronicle and Deccan Queen
  64. 72. 1. ______ 2. ______ Chris Hoy – 3-0-0 Stephanie Rice – 3-0-0 Zou Kai – 3-0-0 6. Lisbeth Trickett – 2-1-1 7. Leisel Jones – 2-1-0 Aaron Piersol – 2-1-0 Matt Grevers – 2-1-0 Fill in the first two blanks
  65. 74. It was adapted by Phil Nowlan from his novel, Armaggedon 2419 A.D . It was originally entitled “___ ___in the Year 2429 A.D.”, later “____ ___ in the 25 th Century”. ____ ____ was a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant who awakes from a sleep of 500 years to find America over-run by invaders. He is able to rout them but then has to fight fresh waves of invaders from outer space. Who?
  66. 75. Buck Rogers
  67. 76. Book of the Childhood Book of life in ____ Book of the Forest Book of life in the kingdom of “ Forest Dwellers” Book of Auspiciousness Book of the War Book of the Afterword What are we talking about?
  68. 78. _____ ____ ____ ke har khwaish pe dum nikle, bahut nikle mere armaan lekin phir bhi kam nikle Mohabbat mein nahi hai farq jeene aur marne ka, usii ko dekh kar jeete hain jis kaafir pe dam nikle Connect
  69. 79. Hazaaron Kwaishein Aisi / Sudhir Mishra
  70. 80. It is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. It was initially tasked with defense of shipping and the nearby Bardez District. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name.
  71. 81. Aguada
  72. 82. Within a few months of X’s death in 1825, Aleksandr Pushkin wrote his &quot;little tragedy&quot; Y and X (1831) as a dramatic study of the sin of envy. Russian composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov adapted Pushkin's play as an opera of the same name in 1898. A popular perpetuation of the story was in Peter Shaffer's play in 1979 and the 1984 film directed by Miloš Forman based upon it. X’s relationship with Y is parodied in The Simpsons episode 'Margical History Tour', where Y (played by Bart Simpson) has his career ruined by his 'sister', X, played by Lisa Simpson. X comments he always thought Y's music was better, but because he was dying young, he would be 'cool forever'. ID X & Y
  73. 83. X – Antonio Salieri Y – Amadeus
  74. 84. <ul><li>________– is an orphan son of an Irish soldier, protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>Mahbub Ali – a famous Pashtun horse trader and devout Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>Teshoo Lama – a Tibetan Lama. </li></ul><ul><li>Lurgan Sahib – a gem trader and master spy </li></ul><ul><li>Hurree Chunder Mookherjee – a Bengali intelligence operative working for the British </li></ul>Fill in the blank with the name of the protagonist
  75. 86. <ul><li>He was born on July 4, 1898 in Sialkot in the Punjab Province of British India. </li></ul><ul><li>He worked as a research scholar on labor problems at Allahabad University (1920-1921), and became a Professor of Economics at National College in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1921. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a government delegate to the ILO and the Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission, among other positions </li></ul><ul><li>He is remembered for something unique that happened in 1964 and then again in 1966, which has never happened since </li></ul>Who is he and what were the unique events?
  76. 87. Gulzari Lala Nanda / Interim Prime Minister
  77. 88. A sports connection
  78. 89. Weight Categories in Boxing – Fly, Feather, Straw, Cruiser, Bantam
  79. 90. It is a neighborhood in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai. It is at the southernmost point of Bandra. At this point remnants of an ancient Portuguese fort, the &quot;Fort of the Waterpoint&quot; stands. It is also known as the Bandra Point, and sometimes also called Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Point. The same name is also given to a headland on the Penwith peninsula, located near Penzance in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is also a clothing retailer famous for its &quot;Guaranteed. Period.&quot; policy, which allows for returns or exchanges at any time and for any reason
  80. 91. Land’s End
  81. 92. <ul><li>Twenty-two men registered for the first edition tournament, but only 21 showed up on July 9 for its first day. The 11 survivors were reduced to six the next day, and then to three. </li></ul><ul><li>Semifinals were held on July 12, but then the tournament was temporarily suspended to leave the sporting scene free for another event (in a different sport) played on Friday and Saturday. </li></ul><ul><li>Which tournament and what other event? </li></ul>
  82. 93. Wimbledon / Eton-Harrow cricket match
  83. 94. The Walk of Ideas was a boulevard with total six sculptures in Berlin-Mitte and showed German inventions (May - Sept. 2006). It was part of the initiative Germany – Land of Ideas on the occasion of 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany. The construction of this sculpture with more than twelve meters height took about three days. It is to commemorate a lot of German writers and poets and especially dedicated to ____, who produced the first bestseller in history. Fill in the blank
  84. 95. Gutenberg / the first printed Bible
  85. 96. It is originally a French word meaning &quot;to rescue&quot; or &quot;to save”. It has caught the imagination and entered news in India because of a recent recurrence of something that had happened last in Helsinki more than 50 years ago. Which word?
  86. 97. Repechage
  87. 98. Her surname is the German word for &quot;eagle&quot;. She was reportedly born in New Jersey in 1858. She followed a career in opera as a contralto, performing in La Scala, Milan, Italy, and a term as prima donna in the Imperial Opera of Warsaw, Poland, indicating that she was an extraordinary singer. She retired in her late twenties and moved to London. She was originally going to be the female leader of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen before Alan Moore replaced her with Mina Murray early in development. The character on the right is a different one, but has the same name for her alter ego
  88. 99. Irene Adler / Destiny
  89. 100. A citizen of India who is of 35 years of age or above may be a Presidential candidate. The Presidential candidate should be qualified to become a member of the Lok Sabha and should not hold any office of profit under the government. Three office-holders, however, are permitted to stand as Presidential candidates. Which are these three offices?
  90. 101. The Vice President, the Governors and Union Ministers
  91. 102. And the theme is… The Taj Group of Hotels