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IIT BHU The Not-so-funny General Quiz finals


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IIT BHU The Not-so-funny General Quiz finals

  1. 1. The Not-so-funny General Quiz finals RESEARCHED AND CONDUCTED BY MAHENDRA “LORD” MOHAN DAS UTKARSH SHARMA Mahendra Mohan Das
  2. 2. Disclaimer  This is a Google doodle, Amul ad, Oreo ad and minimalist poster-free quiz. Really. Now shut up.  I couldn‟t get enough sleep for the last few days, you- know-why. For your own sake, don‟t angry me. (Grammatical mistake, you say? Dare you show me.)  I may be on the side of the angels, but don‟t think for one second that I am one of them. Don‟t angry me. I am thy God. I am Sherlock Holmes Jr. Mahendra Mohan Das
  3. 3. A Study in Google  Screenshots of Google Easter Eggs and other interesting features.  Written round.  +5 for every correct answer.  Additional +5 if all correct. Mahendra Mohan Das
  4. 4. 1) What‟s the keyword? Mahendra Mohan Das
  5. 5. 2) Once again, the keyword please. Mahendra Mohan Das
  6. 6. 3) What result does the calculator show? Mahendra Mohan Das
  7. 7. 4) Which famous English phrase?  The first Google search result of a famous English phrase. What phrase? Oral hints will be given by me. Mahendra Mohan Das
  8. 8. 5) What is the caution? Mahendra Mohan Das
  9. 9. Exchange sheets! Mahendra Mohan Das
  10. 10. 1) What‟s the keyword? Mahendra Mohan Das
  11. 11. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  12. 12. 2) Once again, the keyword please. Mahendra Mohan Das
  13. 13. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  14. 14. 3) What result does the calculator show? Mahendra Mohan Das
  15. 15. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  16. 16. 4) Which famous English phrase?  The first Google search result of a famous English phrase. What phrase? Oral hints will be given by me. Mahendra Mohan Das
  17. 17. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  18. 18. 5) What is the caution? Mahendra Mohan Das
  19. 19. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  20. 20. Scores??? Mahendra Mohan Das
  21. 21. A Scandal in Brain-greyia  12 questions. Clockwise.  +10 for every correct answer.  For pounce, +10/-10. Mahendra Mohan Das
  22. 22. Who is the painter? Mahendra Mohan Das
  23. 23. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  24. 24. Fill in both the blanks.  "His Excellency, General Colonel Doctor ____, Democratic President-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Commander, Chief Ophthalmologist, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Excellent Swimmer Including Butterfly, and Beloved Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of _____." Mahendra Mohan Das
  25. 25. Answer  Aladeen.  Wadiya. Mahendra Mohan Das
  26. 26. Read the poem.  Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine;  One choked his little self and then there were nine.  Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late;  One overslept himself and then there were eight.  Eight little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon;  One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.  Seven little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks;  One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.  Six little Soldier Boys playing with a hive;  A bumblebee stung one and then there were five. (contd.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  27. 27. FITB.  Five little Soldier Boys going in for law;  One got in Chancery and then there were four.  Four little Soldier Boys going out to sea;  A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.  Three little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo;  A big bear hugged one and then there were two.  Two little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun;  One got frizzled up and then there was one.  One little Soldier Boy left all alone;  He went out and hanged himself ___ ___ ___ ___ ___. Mahendra Mohan Das
  28. 28. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  29. 29. What phrase/expression/doodle?  It is an American popular culture expression that became popular during World War II; it is typically seen in graffiti. Its origins are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle became associated with GIs in the 1940s. In Britain, the graffiti is known as "Mr Chad" or just "Chad".  Author Charles Panati says that in the United States "the mischievous face and the phrase became a national joke..." The major _ graffiti fad ended in the 1950s, but today people all over the world still scribble the character and “___ __ ___" in Mahendra Mohan Das schools, trains, and other similar public areas.
  30. 30. Additional hint.  (Hint, if needed: The following circuit diagram is a spoof of the graphiti/phrase/doodle.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  31. 31. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  32. 32. Samosapedia entry of which word? Mahendra Mohan Das
  33. 33. Answer  Jugaad. Mahendra Mohan Das
  34. 34. Which song?  The Summy Company registered for copyright of the song in 1935. In 1988, Warner/Chappell purchased Summy Company for $25 million, with the value of the song estimated at $5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that the United States copyright will not expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to Warner. In the European Union, the copyright of the song will expire on December 31, 2016. It is the most recognized song in the English language. Mahendra Mohan Das
  35. 35. Answer  Happy Birthday To You. Mahendra Mohan Das
  36. 36.  This is the poster of Alfred Hitchcock‟s The Birds. The next poster is a spoof of this poster. FITB of the next poster. Mahendra Mohan Das
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  39. 39. Which statue?  There are several legends behind this statue, but the most famous is the one about Duke Godfrey III of Leuven. In 1142, the troops of two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of the Berthouts, the lords of Grimbergen, in Ransbeke (now Neder-OverHeembeek). The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung the basket in a tree to encourage them. From there, the boy urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle.  (contd.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  40. 40.  The statue is dressed in costume several times each week, according to a published schedule which is posted on the railings around the fountain. His wardrobe consists of several hundred different costumes. The costumes are managed by the nonprofit association The Friends of _____-___, who review hundreds of designs submitted each year, and select a small number to be produced and used. Mahendra Mohan Das
  41. 41. Answer  Manneken Pis Mahendra Mohan Das
  42. 42. Connect!  Note: the first picture is generic. Mahendra Mohan Das
  43. 43. Answer  1st things sold on Ebay, Amazon and Flipkart. Mahendra Mohan Das
  44. 44. Easy one. Who is this beauty? Mahendra Mohan Das
  45. 45. Answer  Hina Rabbani Khar. Mahendra Mohan Das
  46. 46. You should know this personality.  In 1937, after the Japanese invasion of China, the communist General Zhu De requested Jawaharlal Nehru to send Indian physicians to China. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the President of the Indian National Congress, made arrangements to send a team of volunteer doctors and an ambulance by collecting a fund of Rs 22,000 on the All-Indiam China Day and China Fund days on July 7-9.  (contd.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  47. 47. Who is the person?  X was one of five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-JapaneseWar in 1938. Besides being known for his dedication and perseverance, he has also been regarded as an example for Sino-Indian friendship and collaboration. Mahendra Mohan Das
  48. 48. Answer  Dwarkanath Kotnis. Mahendra Mohan Das
  49. 49. What is happening here? Photographer? Mahendra Mohan Das
  50. 50. Answer  First Republic Day parade.  Homai Vyarawala. Mahendra Mohan Das
  51. 51. Scores??? Mahendra Mohan Das
  52. 52. The Reichen-brain Fall  12 questions. Anti-clockwise.  +10 for every correct answer.  For pounce, +10/-10. Mahendra Mohan Das
  53. 53. Question on the next slide… Mahendra Mohan Das
  54. 54. What happened there?  On the left, you see a famous painting of the place on the right, painted by JMW Turner (a BIG hint).  In 1991, commemorating 100 years of an event, a plaque was put there in English, German and French mentioning the event.  What happened there on 4th May 1891? Or alternatively, identify the place. Mahendra Mohan Das
  55. 55. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  56. 56. What?  When you combine the names of these two people, you get something which is based on „Six degrees of separation‟. (Explanation will be done orally. Too lazy to write.)  What? Mahendra Mohan Das
  57. 57. Answer  Erdős-Bacon number.  It is the sum of one's Erdős number - which measures the "collaborative distance" in authoring mathematical papers between that person and Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős - and one's Bacon number - which represents the number of links, through roles in films, by which the individual is separated from American actor Kevin Bacon. The lower the number, the closer a person is to Erdős and Bacon. Mahendra Mohan Das
  58. 58.  Agnolo Firenzoula was an Italian poet. In Della perfetta (Of the Perfect beauty of a woman) he advised the following to noble women:  Close the mouth at the right corner with a suave and nimble movement, and open it at the left side, as if you were smiling secretly - not in an artificial manner, but as though unconsciously - this is not affectation, if it is done in moderation and in a restrained and graceful manner and accompanied by innocent coquetry and certain movements of the eyes.  What was he advising noble women on? Mahendra Mohan Das
  59. 59. Answer  How to smile like Mona Lisa. Mahendra Mohan Das
  60. 60. Aakhir kyun?  The Football Association of Greenland is not a member of FIFA or any of its confederations and hence cannot take part in any of the tournaments conducted by FIFA. Greenland couldn't become a part of FIFA because it couldn't meet a particular regulation.  What reason? Mahendra Mohan Das
  61. 61. Answer  Grass does not grow naturally in Greenland. Mahendra Mohan Das
  62. 62. Be patient, question is on the next slide. Mahendra Mohan Das
  63. 63.  You might have seen this pic many times, where Walt Disney was presented this honorary Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This, however, is not my question today.  Who is the girl, presenting the award to Disney, in the picture?  Or, for half points, tell me the distinction she holds in Oscar history. Mahendra Mohan Das
  64. 64. Answer  Shirley Temple.  Youngest academy award winner.  Received special juvenile academy award at the age of 6.  Best actress award is WRONG. Mahendra Mohan Das
  65. 65. Whose tomb?  This tomb has a locked gate on one side, and is otherwise open all around. Mahendra Mohan Das
  66. 66. Answer Mahendra Mohan Das
  67. 67. Short question, long answer.  What is the Pinocchio Paradox?  (Hint: Have you guys heard the story of a barber who cuts hair of only those and all those villagers in his village who don‟t cut their hair on their own?) Mahendra Mohan Das
  68. 68. Answer  The paradox explains the dilemma of what would happen if Pinocchio says “My nose will grow now”.  If he is lying, his nose should grow, but if his nose grows, then he is actually telling the truth. On the other hand, if he is telling the truth and his nose starts growing, then it will violate the condition that his nose grows when he is lying. Mahendra Mohan Das
  69. 69. What‟s so special about these?  These limited edition stamps were released on the CWG by the Indian Postal department. There was something special about them.  What?
  70. 70. Answer  These were the first stamps to use the new Rupee symbol. Also they dropped the paisa notation in the stamps‟ denomination.
  71. 71. What?  It is round and has its name engraved into its top surface. The edges of the top surface are also engraved with an intricate design. It was created in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It is also a symbol of Spain‟s economic recovery after the Spanish Civil War. Mahendra Mohan Das
  72. 72. Answer  Marie biscuit. Mahendra Mohan Das
  73. 73. What is this a list/graph of? (y-axis omitted) Mahendra Mohan Das
  74. 74. Answer  The most expensive paintings sold. Mahendra Mohan Das
  75. 75. What weapon? Famously used by whom?  Identify this weapon, famousl y used by a famous Indian ruler.  Hint: Battle of Pratapgarh Mahendra Mohan Das
  76. 76. Answer  Baghnakh or Tiger Claw.  The first well-known usage of the weapon was by the first Maratha emperor Shivaji who used a bichawa bagh nakha to defeat the Bijapur general Afzal Khan in the battle of Pratapgarh. Mahendra Mohan Das
  77. 77. Who are they?  These two actresses looked so much alike while portraying a single character together that, according to a story, their own mothers had difficulty telling them apart.  Identify both the actresses.  (pic on the next slide) Mahendra Mohan Das
  78. 78. Mahendra Mohan Das
  79. 79. Answer  Keira Knightly.  Natalie Portman.  The character being Padme, in Star Wars. Mahendra Mohan Das
  80. 80. Scores??? Mahendra Mohan Das
  81. 81. Pick Your Pill  16 topics to choose from. Yes, 16.  If you get it right, +10. If wrong or no attempt, -5. You CHOSE it.  For other teams who pounce, it‟s +10/-10.  Let the game begin. Mahendra Mohan Das
  82. 82. Topics  Literature  Etymology  Modern history  Arts  Current affairs  Movies  Business & finance  Geology/geography  Monuments  Awards  India  Games  Sports  Technology  Cartoon/comics  Music Mahendra Mohan Das scores
  83. 83. In simple words, connect.  What did these two people transact; though not „literally‟ but „literaturally‟? Mahendra Mohan Das
  84. 84. Answer  Robin Sharma: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  Ravi Subramanian: I Bought The Monk‟s Ferrari  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  85. 85. Id the term/phrase.  In printing presses, when a day‟s paper was set, it was encased in a frame called the flange. It represented the final, edited copy of the paper.  However, if news of extremely high priority arrived, then it could only be accommodated by destroying the flange. This was considered to be an honor to the reporter who actually got the story.  What phrase originates out of this custom? Mahendra Mohan Das
  86. 86. Answer  Breaking news.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  87. 87. What is the significance?  “I just sat there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history, but is also a part of that long line of folks -sometimes nameless, oftentimes didn't make the history books -- but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their stake in the American Dream.”  Barack Obama said this during a visit to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in April 2012.  What is the significance of the event/pic?  (pic on the next slide) Mahendra Mohan Das
  88. 88. Mahendra Mohan Das
  89. 89. Answer  Rosa Parks incident.  The bus he is sitting in is an integral part of the civil rights movement in the USA. In 1955 (when blacks were segregated from whites and given lesser status), a lady named Rosa Parks refused to vacate her seat in this bus for a white passenger. This act inspired many others in their struggle.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  90. 90. Easy one. Artist? Mahendra Mohan Das
  91. 91. Answer  Banksy.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  92. 92. Credits of which movie? Mahendra Mohan Das
  93. 93. Answer  Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  94. 94. By what popular name is this site known as?  The site was identified by Soviet scientists in 1971. While drilling, large quantities of methane gas were released, creating an environmental problem and posing a potential danger to the people of the nearby villages.  Fearing the release of further poisonous gases from the cavern, the scientists decided to burn it off. At that time, expectations were that the gas would burn within days, but it is still burning, four decades after it was set on fire. Mahendra Mohan Das
  95. 95. Answer  The Door to Hell.  Turkmenistan. Mahendra Mohan Das Back
  96. 96. X Y?  The prize was originally known as the Y-McConnell Prize, after the company Y-McConnell began sponsoring the event in 1968; it became commonly known as the “Y Prize" or simply "the Y“.  When administration of the prize was transferred to the Y Prize Foundation in 2002, the title sponsor became the investment company X Group, which opted to retain “Y" as part of the official title of the prize.  Hence, it is now known as X Y Prize. Mahendra Mohan Das
  97. 97. Answer  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  98. 98. What?  DMA Design (now known by a different name) was working on a racing game called Race and Chase. The idea was "to produce a fun, addictive and fast multi-player car racing and crashing game".  As far as the play testers were concerned, the game sucked, except for one glitch which made the police in the game go crazy for no reason. Instead of politely pulling you over, the cops would ram you off the road as their AI was accidentally trying to drive through the player. Suddenly everyone was crashing non-stop. (contd.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  99. 99. What?  Play testers thought this was freaking hilarious, and in fact abandoned the missions just to screw around and see what kind of mayhem they could cause. The designers decided to not only leave the psychotic cops in there, but build the entire game around the kind of ridiculously violent car chases caused by the glitch.  What did this lead to?  (Courtesy: Tamal Dutta) Mahendra Mohan Das
  100. 100. Answer Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  101. 101. Which product?  Samsung galaxy s3 is sold 60 million pieces.  Apple iPhone 3GS is sold 35 million pieces.  Motorola RAZR V3 is sold 130 million pieces.  With a huge margin, which product tops the list with more than 250 million pieces sold till today? Mahendra Mohan Das
  102. 102. Answer  Nokia 1100.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  103. 103. Id the “ex-monument”.  X Y were two 6th century monumental statues of standing Y carved into the side of a cliff in the X valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2,500 meters.  They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols. Mahendra Mohan Das
  104. 104. Answer  Bamiyan buddhas.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  105. 105. Who?  His family had originally hailed from Tumuluru in Guntur District. He was also known as Ramalinga, a Shaiva name. There is a conflict on going in between mahamantri Thimmarusu and Ramalinga as thimmarusu is vaishnava and he is shiva. It is believed that he later converted to Vaishnavism. His most famous work, Panduranga Mahatyamu, is dedicated to god Panduranga, a form of Vishnu, whose main temple stands at Pandharpur in Maharashtra. He died due to a snake-bite. He was one of the ashtadiggaja's. Mahendra Mohan Das
  106. 106. Answer  Tenaliraman.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  107. 107. Exhaustive list. Connect.  Francisco Lazaro (Portugal), Marathon (1912, Stockholm)  Nicolae Berechet (Romania), Boxing (1936, Berlin)  Knut Jensen (Denmark), Cycling (1960, Rome) Mahendra Mohan Das
  108. 108. Answer  People who died in competition at the Olympics.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  109. 109. Who created this campaign?  Campaign. Mahendra Mohan Das
  110. 110. Answer  Reserve Bank of India - Paisa bolta hai.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  111. 111. What‟s omitted from the tombstone?  Blanc's will stated his desire to have the inscription on his gravestone. Mahendra Mohan Das
  112. 112. Answer Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  113. 113. Who is the singer?  Song. Mahendra Mohan Das
  114. 114. Answer  Sona Mohapatra.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  115. 115. Why current affairs?  This 2006 Canadian film is based on a short story "The Bear Came over the Mountain", from a 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtshi p, Loveship, Marriage. It was nominated for Academy award for best adapted screenplay.  Why is it in news again?  (Enough hint in the question. Read again.) Mahendra Mohan Das
  116. 116. Answer  The film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came over the Mountain", from the 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtshi p, Loveship, Marriage.  She is the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.  Back Mahendra Mohan Das
  117. 117. Scores??? Mahendra Mohan Das
  118. 118. That’s not all, folks. Hope to see you soon.  Hail Sherlock Holmes. Mahendra Mohan Das