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Kriti gen finals

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Finals of the General Quiz conducted as part of the Inter-Hostel Tech Fest. Held at IIT Guwahati

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Kriti gen finals

  1. 1. Quiz all over your face THE GENERAL QUIZ -MANAN BHUTANI
  2. 2. THE PH(F)INALS!
  3. 3. DISCLAIMER  This quiz has been made keeping in mind the maturity of the target audience . Therefore, the use of expletives and other supposedly objectionable content should be taken lightly and not as a means to offend any person/religious community/group. The views and opinions expressed in the quiz do not represent those of the Quizmaster. However, if anyone has some issues with the content, feel free to confront me after the quiz. Kindly do not stir up a debate on IITG Current Campus Junta OR some other Facebook Group. Thank You.
  4. 4. ROUND 1: The ‘KRITI’ Spirit
  5. 5. Rules  This is a written round.  9 Questions. You get a +5 for every correct answer and a +10 bonus if all correct.  The answers begin with the letters of the word ‘KRITIQUIZ’ i.e the answer to the 1st question starts with ‘K’ , the answer to the 2nd one starts with ‘R’….. And so on, till the 9th question whose answer starts with ‘Z’.  No negative marking.  This is an easy round, just to get your accounts up and running.
  6. 6. K “No. I‟m totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and J Lo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is ______ _________, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” -Tina Fey Fill in the blank.
  7. 7. R In the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC, when the title character returns from Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who says: • "Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth. Servants, let there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path.” • Which modern day practice, widely associated with the world of entertainment is said to be derived from this ?
  8. 8. I X is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of government around the world. The term describes a "strong willed" woman. Leaders who have earned the unofficial title include: • Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 • Golda Meir, the Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 • Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India from 14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984 • Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996 • Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, since 2010
  9. 9. T Obligatory GoT Question. Just identify whatever‟s been blanked out,
  10. 10. I Identify this Indian Rock Band
  11. 11. Q There is a well-known myth about the word X, which says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word X, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. X?
  12. 12. U The site X was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham while he was a freshman computer science major at California Polytechnic State University. One of the first definitions on the site was "the man", referring to "the faces of the establishment put in place to 'bring us down'". As of April 2009, an average of 2,000 definitions are submitted every day; the site receives approximately 15 million unique visitors per month, with 80% of users being younger than 25. X?
  13. 13. I • X is a character in the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. • She was first featured in the short story "A Scandal in Bohemia", published in July 1891. • She is one of the most notable female characters in the Sherlock Holmes series, despite appearing in only one story, and is frequently used as a romantic interest for Holmes in derivative works, though in the novel it is made clear that Holmes is only impressed by her resourcefulness and intelligence. • Identify X.
  14. 14. Z YKK is a Japanese company that manufactures _________. They have a near monopoly over the market and supply to almost all major and minor brands of the world. However, their image is not high-profile due to the „placement‟ of their product. What does YKK manufacture?
  15. 15. Please Exchange Sheets. Answers Follow.
  16. 16. K “No. I‟m totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and J Lo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is ______ _________, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” -Tina Fey Fill in the blank.
  17. 17. Kim Kardashian
  18. 18. R In the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC, when the title character returns from Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who says: • "Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth. Servants, let there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path.” • Which modern day practice, widely associated with the world of entertainment is said to be derived from this ?
  19. 19. Red Carpet
  20. 20. I X is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of government around the world. The term describes a "strong willed" woman. Leaders who have earned the unofficial title include: • Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 • Golda Meir, the Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 • Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India from 14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984 • Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996 • Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, since 2010
  21. 21. Iron Lady
  22. 22. T Obligatory GoT Question. Just identify whatever‟s been blanked out,
  23. 23. Tyrell
  24. 24. I Identify this Indian Rock Band
  25. 25. Indus Creed
  26. 26. Q There is a well-known myth about the word X, which says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word X, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. X?
  27. 27. Quiz :P
  28. 28. U The site X was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham while he was a freshman computer science major at California Polytechnic State University. One of the first definitions on the site was "the man", referring to "the faces of the establishment put in place to 'bring us down'". As of April 2009, an average of 2,000 definitions are submitted every day; the site receives approximately 15 million unique visitors per month, with 80% of users being younger than 25. X?
  29. 29. Urban Dictionary
  30. 30. I • X is a character in the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. • She was first featured in the short story "A Scandal in Bohemia", published in July 1891. • She is one of the most notable female characters in the Sherlock Holmes series, despite appearing in only one story, and is frequently used as a romantic interest for Holmes in derivative works, though in the novel it is made clear that Holmes is only impressed by her resourcefulness and intelligence. • Identify X.
  31. 31. Irene Adler
  32. 32. Z YKK is a Japanese company that manufactures _________. They have a near monopoly over the market and supply to almost all major and minor brands of the world. However, their image is not high-profile due to the „placement‟ of their product. What does YKK manufacture?
  33. 33. Zipper/Zip
  34. 34. ROUND 2: DRY RUN 1
  35. 35. Rules  12 Questions. All on Infinite Pounce.  +15/-10 on the pounce and +10/0 for direct.  Questions to pass in the clockwise direction.
  36. 36. 1. ____alpine Gaul and ____alpine Gaul were two Roman provinces that were named so because they were on this, or that side of the Alps. Now the Latin prefixes attached to alpine mean "on the same side" and "on the other side", respectively. Whilst they don't teach us all that, most of us have encountered the prefixes in our high school science books. What are the prefixes?
  37. 37. Cis and Trans
  38. 38. This song is associated with a particular TV soap. Identify the soap and the singer 2.
  39. 39. 3. • X -- the front-runner before the announcement, according to many bookmakers. • This gallant title Y means "defender of men” . Y of Macedon (356-323 B.C.), courageously ruled and conquered many parts of the world before his untimely death at age 32. • The name Z originates from the English and French interpretations of the German name Ludwig, which can be interpreted as "renowned warrior.“ XYZ together form what?
  40. 40. X- George ; Y- Alexander ; Z- Louis
  41. 41. 4. These are the various sizes of what?
  42. 42. 5. A Frenchman Maurice X was the chief structural engineer of the Eiffel Tower, for which Gustave Eiffel is often erroneously given credit. One of his descendants later found fame in India. Give me the name of the descendant.
  43. 43. X- Koechlin Hence, the descendant is Kalki Koechlin 
  44. 44. 6. The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man - The international war over _______ ________ was the title of a 2010 Slate article that debated the pros and cons of the two parties referenced in the article title. The article goes on to explain how The Little Green Man prevailed and was made official in 1985. What was the article about? Or FITB.
  45. 45. Exit Signs
  46. 46. Pule or Donkey Cheese that sells for over $500/pound is deemed the world‟s most expensive cheese. The creation is intensive and takes 25 liters of donkey milk for production of 1 kg of pule. In late 2012, X bought the entire existing stock of Pule, produced by a single farm in Zasavica, to ensure that it is served only in the restaurant chain he was launching in his home country. Incidentally, X also featured in a cameo role in the 2012 sequel to a 2010 action movie, which was edited out in the final version. Who is X? 7.
  47. 47. Novak Djokovic
  48. 48. 8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, like its predecessor, depicts artifacts at the Federal Archives at the Smithsonian Institution coming to life during night. The movie has a scene where the Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) fends off fictional pharaoh Kahmunrah and his minions using a three-pronged tool called a pitchfork used in the removal of loose agricultural material like hay, leaves, and dung. Where does Larry get this instrument from?
  49. 49. The pitchfork in „American Gothic‟
  50. 50. 9. Identify this controversial cartoonist.
  51. 51. Aseem Trivedi
  52. 52. 10. • The good-natured Kimbra Hickey sometimes hangs out near the cash register at the Barnes & Noble near her Greenwich Village apartment to spread the word. Surprised customers sometimes even ask her for her autograph. • "It was major exposure for my hands," says the petite, 40-year-old model. "But nobody knew who I was." Put Funda.
  53. 53. The image below is that of a letter sent by Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Assembly sometime in March 2010, in opposition to a certain Assembly Bill. However, this letter ended up kicking up a controversy due to some apparently difficult-to-spot reasons. Identify the reason, and hence the controversy. 11.
  54. 54. Start reading the first alphabet on every line from “For some time…”, and see how they form „Fuck you‟!
  55. 55. According to a popular urban legend, When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, just before he re-entered the lander, he made a very enigmatic remark - "Good luck Mr. Gorsky.“, he said. • People at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. • At a later point of time, Armstrong once explained why he had actually said it. What was the reason ? 12.
  56. 56. • In 1938, Armstrong lived as a young boy in a midwest town, where he had Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky as neighbours. • Once young Armstrong heard Mrs Gorsky shouting at Mr Gorsky. "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”.
  57. 57. ROUND 3: JUNTA KI AWAAZ – The Audience Round
  58. 58. Rules  This is a round meant only for the audience of each hostel. People representing their respective hostels in the final round cannot participate.  There are 9 minimal posters( Strictly Hollywood) in this round. Simply identify the movie in each case  You get a +5 for every correct identification and a bonus of +10 if all correct.  ANY HOSTEL FOUND USING UNFAIR MEANS WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
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  68. 68. Please submit your answers.
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  78. 78. THE GUEST QM ROUND “Saat samundar paar main quizzing ke peeche peeche aa gaya”
  79. 79. THE GUEST QM: „The Nigga‟ aka Sreeram Ramasubramanian
  80. 80. For those not in the know  Sreeram used to quiz in these parts for 4 years. Till he graduated this year.  He was the benevolent dictator the Quiz Club before I started a coup and overthrew him.  Regular member of the Kameng Quiz team. Represented IITG several times.  Penchant for racist jokes. Hence nicknamed „The Nigga‟  Presently, he is lazing off in the name of being a research assistant at IISc Bengaluru.
  81. 81. The next few slides have been sent by Sreeram. I haven’t modified them in any way. So, all the bouquets/brickbats should be directed to him. 
  82. 82. The Usual…  Infinite Bounce / Infinite Pounce format.  +10/0 on Infinite Bounce  +15/-10 on Infinite Pounce  Before we begin, a HUGE thanks to Manan Bhutani for the wonderful opportunity. 
  83. 83. 1. This is a statue of physiologist X and one of his dogs on which he performed one of the most seminal experiments linking responses to secondary stimuli. Identify the scientist.
  84. 84. Ivan Pavlov and his famous dog-salivating experiments which provided the first insights into classical conditioning.
  85. 85. 2. Opal is a variety of low-aromatic 91RON petrol developed in 2005 by BP Australia. Though more expensive to produce, requiring a$0.33/litre Federal subsidy, a 2006 report found it would likely save at least $27 million per year when the social and health costs were taken into account. For what specific purpose was this variety of petrol developed / what health issue are we talking about?
  86. 86.  To prevent people from getting high by sniffing petrol and preventing intoxicative inhalant addiction.
  87. 87. 3. What comes next in this series (they’re ordered L-R)?
  88. 88. Gravity – all movies directed by Alfonso Cuaron. P.S. : Make sure you watch all of them. This guy’s a genius.
  89. 89. 4. What is the official motto of the state of New York? Hint- Think of all the movies you‟ve seen recently.
  90. 90. Excelsior
  91. 91. 5. Samosapedia entry of which word?
  92. 92. Jugaad. 
  93. 93. Thematrix  6 questions in all – Write down the answer to each question  Part/whole of the answer from each of the six questions goes into the connect.  +10 for each correct individual answer.  Points scheme for the connect: 1st clue: +50/-25 2nd clue: +40/-20 3rd clue: +30/-15 4th clue: +20/-10 5th clue: +10/-5 6th clue: +5/0  All answers will be revealed in the end.
  94. 94. 1.  „Parting the Desert‟  This is the story of the construction and its aftermath of which engineering marvel of the 19th century that completely changed how trade was carried out around the world?
  95. 95. 2. X and Y?  X, grandson of the person on the left, is the Managing director of Y – one of the leaders in its market segment. He is also a descendent of Lovji Nusserwanji _____, founder of the „_____ Group‟ which was known for making highquality ships for the British East India Company.  The one ship, built by the „_____ Group‟ which is considered to have most historical significance is the HMS Minden, on which the lyrics of „Star Sprangled Banner‟ were written by Francis Scott Key.
  96. 96. 3.  Although Hong Kong technically has no capital city, X is considered its unofficial capital as it is a centre of major economic activity, and most government offices and departments still have their headquarters located within its limit. It was one of the first urban settlements in Hong Kong after it became a British colony in 1842 and was initially called Queenstown before being renamed to X, which is how it‟s known today.
  97. 97. 4. Connect
  98. 98. 5. What is Y all about?  X is a song by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg which was supposedly a response to Y by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. During a Rolling Stone photo shoot in April 2010, Perry revealed details about the song, “It's so great that Y is huge and that everybody has the _______ song, but what the fuck? What about LA? What about ________? And it's been a minute since we've had a ________ song and especially from a girl's perspective.”
  99. 99. 6. X?  The etymology of X is uncertain. It is an ancient name and can be found in sources from the 2nd century. The earliest attempted explanation, now disregarded, is attributed to Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia Regum Britanniae. This had it that the name originated from a supposed King Lud, who had allegedly taken over the city and named it Kaerlud.  One popular theory that Richard Coates put forward an in 1998 was that it is derived from the pre-Celtic Old European *(p)lowonida, meaning 'river too wide to ford', and suggested that this was a name given to the part of the famous river that flows through this city.
  100. 100. Answers.
  101. 101. Answers 1. The Suez Canal – Suez goes in the connect. 2. X – Nusli Wadia ; Y – Bombay Dyeing – Bombay goes in the connect. 3. X – City of Victoria (goes directly into the connect) 4. San Francisco / San Francisco Bay Area – San Francisco goes into the connect. 5. Y – New York City (goes directly into the connect) 6. X – London (again, goes in directly)
  102. 102. The Connect?
  103. 103. Cities visited by Phileas Fogg in his journey around the world in 80 days. (In order)
  104. 104. ROUND 5: DRY RUN 2
  105. 105. Rules  This is the last round.  12 Questions. All on Infinite Pounce.  +15/-10 on the pounce and +10/0 for direct.  Questions to pass in the anti clockwise direction.
  106. 106. Pippa Middleton is presently involved with George Percy, heir to the Duke of Northumberland. How did Mr. Percy get his popular nickname “Earl of Hogwarts”? 1.
  107. 107. He is the heir to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, which featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
  108. 108. • This is the skeleton of a creature called Canis dirus which literally translates to “fearsome dog”. It is an extinct carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis which averaged about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length and weighed between 50 kg (110 lb) and 79 kg (174 lb). • By what name do we more commonly know it? 2.
  109. 109. DIRE WOLF
  110. 110. Some of its more unusual usages include1. Hand-Sanitizer 2. Treating Wounds (acts both as a local anesthetic and disinfectant, so is perfect for treating open blisters and other minor wounds. It's even great for treating aching teeth) 3. Removing odor from clothes 4. Solution for cleaning glasses 5. Removing sticky residue 6. Mouthwash (when combined with a few drops of cinnamon/spearmint) 7. Keeping flowers fresh 8. Removing dandruff (when combined with a teaspoon of rosemary) What am I talking about? 3.
  111. 111. VODKA
  112. 112. 4. “You will be used, as a hired gun, to assume the appearance of the truth in order to assassinate it. To present me as someone morally compromised and to place me in a falsified history. To create a work, not of fiction, but of debased truth. Not because you want to, of course you don't, but because, in the end, you are a jobbing actor who gets paid to follow the script, no matter how debauched. Your skills play into the hands of people who are out to remove me and _________ from the world. I believe that you should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise.” This is a letter dated January 15, 2013 which has come into the limelight recently. Who wrote this to whom?
  113. 113. Julien Assange to Benedict Cumberbatch
  114. 114. 5. • Heroin deficiency in Russia led to the creation of this cheap knock off drug. It is made from delightful ingredients like codeine, lighter fluids, gasoline, paint thinner, Hydrochloric Acid and alcohol among others. It is now making its way into America. • It causes such extreme gangrene and abscesses that a user's muscles, tendons and bones can become exposed. It is named for the scaly green appearance of skin once gangrene sets in. • Name it.
  115. 115. KROKODIL
  116. 116. 6. • The faculty, alumni and researchers of this University have won 71 Nobel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. To date, its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements, including Einsteinium, Fermium and Lawrencium. It is the only university to have an element named after it. • Name the element.
  117. 117. Berkelium, named after the University of California, Berkeley
  118. 118. 7. James “Jim” Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and Academy Award- winning screenwriter. While posing for this photo at the 2012 Oscars, he said "It was just an impulse. I was just standing there and I thought….I hope it was ok. I knew Alexander was going to take the reigns, so I was like, 'How can I make a moment?' — selfishly. I almost thought it was a little Dean Pelton, somehow. I was bringing it all together." What was he parodying? (Pic – next slide)
  119. 119. 7.
  120. 120. Angelina Jolie
  121. 121. 8. Winning Formula for what?
  122. 122. The Nobel Prize
  123. 123. 9. • X is a philosophy and lifestyle inspired by the modern-day fictional character Jeffrey "The ____" Lebowski, as portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the film The Big Lebowski. • Founded in 2005 by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, X‟s official organizational name is The Church of the Latter-Day _____. At least 160,000 "____ist Priests" have been ordained as of August 2012. X's stated primary objective is to promote a modern form of Chinese Taoism, , blended with concepts by the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus , and presented in a style as personified by the character of "The _____". • Identify X
  124. 124. DUDEISM
  125. 125. 10. Japanese popular culture is demarcated along rather different lines from Western pop culture. For example, the genre of 'Giant Monster' movies, starting with Godzilla, has a very specific name. Apart from the twenty or so Godzilla sequels, it was also applied to serials like Giant Robot, and several Anime series. The label has been used for the J.J. Abrams production 'Cloverfield' as well. What is this name, which found new popularity after a reference in a 2013 movie?
  126. 126. ‘Kaiju’. In the 2013 movie "Pacific Rim", the monsters were called Kaijus.
  127. 127. 11. According to President Obama's re-election campaign, this 'condition' was a political affliction in which a candidate used to forget his stated position on issues and presented a different stance while talking to different audiences. (Obviously, only his opponent Mitt Romney was diagnosed with this ailment.) What catchy portmanteau word was used by the campaign to disparage Romney?
  128. 128. Romnesia
  129. 129. 12. For 2013, in the end, Peter Sagan took home the green, Nairo Quintana the polka dotted and the white, and Christophe Riblon the red. Which brave man was yellow at the finish?
  130. 130. Chris Froome, who won the 2013 Tour de France.
  131. 131. ~FIN~ Hope You Enjoyed the Quiz 

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