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2014 KQA Artifacts Quiz by Mitesh Agrawal & Navin Rajaram

  1. 1. KQA presents The Artifacts & Other Useless Objects Quiz By Mitesh Agarwal & Navin Rajaram
  2. 2. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Rules  50 Questions  All Written  Multiple parts – 1 point each  72 points in all -part points where applicable  No negatives  Please switch off all gadgets Take guesses, all the best!
  3. 3. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 7 pointer (1A,B,C,D,E,F,G) In 1814, an Englishman, William ____1A_____ introduced this design which was nicknamed the _____1B____ bottle thanks to its shape. The rounded egg shaped bottom gave shopkeepers little option but to store them on their side due to the rounded base. At the time, Why did the inventor think of the bottles being placed sideways (1C)? 1
  4. 4. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 In 1875, an Englishman from Camberwell (1D) changed this bottle design and allowed soda bottles to be stored upright. Thanks to 1D, a phrase (1E)entered the English language. The phrase meaning nonsense was essentially a slang term used by beer drinkers who were disdainful of bottled soft drinks. 1
  5. 5. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The Americans took a different approach when it came to fizzy bottle design. This design consisted of a composite ring attached to a loop. What was this design called (1F)? Which brand (1G) made this their defacto design in the late 1800s and early 1900s & thus made it popular? 1
  6. 6. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  7. 7. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 1A – Hamilton Bottle 1B – Torpedo Bottle 1C- The Hamilton bottles had to rest on their side, keeping the cork in constant contact with the fluid thus keeping it from drying out & thus shrinking, allowing the gas to escape 1D – Codd Bottle 1E – A Load of Codswallop 1F- Hutchinson Bottle 1G- Coca Cola Bottle
  8. 8. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This beautiful brass & copper device is a 1902 patent by a Birmingham Gunsmith- Frank Clarke. The device essentially entered public imagination thanks to it solving a pertinent British problem. Later electric version was made popular by Goblin but the device is now just a retro novelty item. Which artefact? Need a 8 letter answer. 2
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  12. 12. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Teasmade The Victorians & Edwardians were mad keen on their morning cup of tea! The Teasmade incorporates an alarm clock. Just before the alarm sounds, boiling water is forced down the metal pipe into the waiting teapot
  13. 13. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This contraption borrows its design from a mouse trap. However, its domestic use was quite simple & ingenious. What was its use? 3
  14. 14. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  15. 15. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Burglar Alarm
  16. 16. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This object would have been a boon & a blessing to any harassed mother who has a boy/girl scout at home! What was this device for? 4
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  18. 18. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  19. 19. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Knot Unpicker
  20. 20. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The 2 devices were used for similar purposes. The name of the device comes from the French word for honeycomb. It’s Germanic root gave us another food related word which uses similar but more modern devices. 3 parts a. What word? b. What was the purpose? c. What is the food related word? 5
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  22. 22. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  23. 23. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 a. Goffer (from Gaufre meaning Honeycomb in French) b. This goffering board and pin was used to roll collars and cuffs and give them a corrugated look. c. Waffle is the German origin for Goffer
  24. 24. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Wartime rationing meant that in the 1940s, almost all households had this device across the world. Some instructions read like this: a. No Untidy Ends b. No Dirty Ends c. Hold Like This d. You Pull What You Need & Leave Remainder Tight 6
  25. 25. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  26. 26. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Cotton Reel Tidy/Cotton Reel Holder
  27. 27. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 In the 17th century, any drum that was beaten with hands was called this. The possible origin is from a Hindi word/term where these drums was used as a traditional means of communication. An English term meaning ‘boasting’ thus gets its origin from this object. Westerners call the Chinese ‘Chau Gong’ with the same name as the Hindi term. A. Give us the Name of the Drum in English B. Give us the Name of the Hindi Term or the Western name for the Chau Gong. 7
  28. 28. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A B 7
  29. 29. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  30. 30. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A. Tom Tom from TamTam/TamTama B. Tam Tam
  31. 31. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The 1830s were the dawn of a new kind of piano virtuosity, exemplified by Chopin and Liszt. Robert Schumann was eager to make his mark, and to try to speed up the process he constructed a weird device using a cigar box and some wire. It is thought that Schumann would have been pianist if he had not injured himself with this device. What exactly was the purpose of this device designed by Schumann and later versions developed in the US in the early 1900s? 8
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  33. 33. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  34. 34. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 It was intended to prop up his fingers while practicing, the idea being to strengthen them and develop independence. Later the device was supposedly improved to pianists hit the sprawling notes demanded by the likes of Stravinsky and Debussy.
  35. 35. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The jugs in the pictures were found in Exeter/Liverpool and popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. An inscription typically challenges the drinker to consume the contents without spilling them. Known inscriptions include: Come drink of me and merry be. Come drink your fill, but do not spill. Fill me up with licker (liquor) sweet / For it is good when fun us do meet. Gentlemen, now try your Skill / I'll hold your Sixpence if you Will / That you don't drink unless you spill. Here, Gentlemen, come try your skill / I'll hold a wager if you will / That you don't drink this liquor all / Without you spill and let some fall. What are these jugs called? 9
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  37. 37. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  38. 38. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Puzzle Jugs
  39. 39. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The Object (A)in the 1800s looked like a Hurley. It was originally designed for musicians who would use it by fixing the top of each metal rod. Later devices used the patent (B) for their basic design. Thanks to digitization, Modern devices look like C. What was/is the purpose of all these devices? 10
  40. 40. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A B C 10
  41. 41. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  42. 42. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Page Turners used earlier for Sheet Music & now there are several electronic devices to do the same.
  43. 43. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 George Jennings was an English sanitary engineer and plumber who invented the first public flush toilets. He invented devices with a mechanism that allowed one to get a clean seat, a towel, a comb and a shoe shine! What archaic euphemism (possibly due to inflation) was used to get this service? 11
  44. 44. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A B 11
  45. 45. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  46. 46. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 To Spend a Penny Gentlemen & Ladies would use the phrase ‘We are Going to Spend a Penny’ as a euphemism for visiting the loo
  47. 47. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Best described as a ‘collaborative effort’, this object underwent many design changes & was originally named "continuous clothing closure." The modern version, invented by Gideon Sundback in 1917, was originally used for boots and tobacco pouches. A marketing group at B.F. Goodrich gave the invention its catchy name and promoted it primarily for children’s clothing. What invention? 12
  48. 48. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  49. 49. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Zipper
  50. 50. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 It is a traditional way of serving and drinking tea in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other post-Soviet states. It is still used on Russian Railways & Bus Services across the area as it is very useful to serve hot beverages on a moving vehicle. So tell us what is the Russian word for "thing under the glass“? 13
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  52. 52. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  53. 53. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Podstakannik
  54. 54. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 To a casual observer, this looks like a particularly unpleasant medieval torture device. However, it was used for a very domestic purpose by women. What was this device used for? 14
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  56. 56. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  57. 57. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Knitting Ball Holder
  58. 58. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This interesting kitchen contraption had a dual purpose. The syringe was used to fill Jam/Chocolate into something & the rear end was used as well. What is the food item in question? 15
  59. 59. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  60. 60. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Doughnut filler
  61. 61. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Tools like the one shown in the visual are a common sight on dining tables in the West. What are they used for? 16
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  63. 63. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Cherry Pitter
  64. 64. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This is an almost forgotten method of preventing fraud in banks. What American invention? 17
  65. 65. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  66. 66. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Cheque Stamper
  67. 67. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The Brandt Junior Machine was available at all major public places for a specific purpose. What would people use it for? 18
  68. 68. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  69. 69. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 For Change (Currency)
  70. 70. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Shown in the visual is an early version of what important kitchen appliance? 19
  71. 71. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  72. 72. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Sausage Maker
  73. 73. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The object shown is amazingly sophisticated. IMHO, a simple measurement tape would have done the job. What? 20
  74. 74. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  75. 75. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Hat Measurer
  76. 76. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This object is thought to have been inspired by Bulldog Drummond- hero of Sapper's bestselling crime novels. What particular usefulness did it have? 21
  77. 77. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  78. 78. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Double Cigarette Holder Turkish on one side and Virginian on the other.
  79. 79. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The toaster has an iconic design. For simply being a rectangular box with rounded corners, the kitchen appliance is still instantly recognizable for what it is. However, there has always been one basic problem with the design and it seems finally Kalorik, a Belgian company has resolved it. What is the simple innovation which has helped the outcome? 22
  80. 80. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  81. 81. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A Glass Panel to see if the toast came out with the right colour
  82. 82. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This object saves lives! ___________ is a vegetable and a staple food in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, but one of the two varieties, contains deadly poisonous prussic acid. So great care must be taken to get rid of the acid before eating. This is done by removing the hard skin, grating and washing the peeled vegetable, and squeezing out the liquid. Which vegetable? 23
  83. 83. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  84. 84. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Cassava/Tapioca Root Accept – manioc, yuca, balinghoy, mogo, mandioca, kamoteng kahoy, tapioca-root and manioc root
  85. 85. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 In April 1975, Gary Dahl was in a bar listening to his friends complain about their pets. This gave him the idea for the perfect "pet": a _____. A _____ would not need to be fed, walked, bathed, groomed and would not die, become sick, or be disobedient. He said they were to be the perfect pets, and joked about it with his friends. However, he eventually took the idea seriously, and drafted an "instruction manual" for a pet _____. It was full of puns, gags and plays on words that referred to the _____ as an actual pet. The original had no eyes. What 1970s collectible? 24
  86. 86. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  87. 87. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Pet Rock
  88. 88. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Shown is the coat of arms of the _____ dynasty, the current ruling royal house of Thailand with the Head of the House being the King of Thailand. The ruling member is considered to be a personification of a divine being with the emblem of the dynasty paying tribute to this in a sense. What mythological artifact is this dynasty named after? 25
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  91. 91. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Sudarshana Chakra The Chakri dynasty members consider themselves personification of Narayana/Vishnu
  92. 92. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Taking their name from the French root meaning a thong for fastening parts of armour or clothing, the earliest versions of these were created by sailors who fashioned straps from pieces of rope, hung them around their neck and tied whatever tools they needed to these cords, while keeping their hands free. Over time, the idea hasn’t changed much but has evolved to replace swords or sailing tools with high- tech tools or forms of identification. What are we talking about? 26
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  94. 94. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  95. 95. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Lanyards
  96. 96. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The Daily Mail newspaper, the primary sponsor of the first live recital by a professional musician, is said to have persuaded the Marconi Company to design this object. Created with a telephone mouthpiece and wood from a cigar box, the object was put to use on 15 June 1920, in a makeshift studio in Chelmsford factory, when the lines to Home Sweet Home and several other favourites were mellifluously rendered, closing with the National Anthem. Who was the voice? 27
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  98. 98. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  99. 99. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Dame Nellie Melba
  100. 100. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 An Arabic surname, the word means “flag” or “sign”, but is also used for this artifact that was historically carried into battles as a banner of the clan. Originally green in colour, it was passed on by generation until it was last seen in the hands of Al Abbas Ibn Ali, who is said to have died holding it aloft; as a result of which later day versions are either red or black in tribute. What is it called, perhaps reminding Indians of an ornament of the world? In what context would one see it being used annually? 28
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  102. 102. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  103. 103. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Alam (also synonymous with “world” as used in Alam Ara) Muharram Processions
  104. 104. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Produced en masse at one point of time in factories across Northamptonshire, this boot was developed by the Haynes & Cann manufacturer. The boots were designed so that the leg of the boot could be cut away to leave an Oxford shoe. What were these boots called, in reference to the act they assisted in? Who were they designed for? 29
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  106. 106. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  107. 107. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Escape Boots Pilots felled in enemy territory could quickly convert to non-military boots and blend into local crowds
  108. 108. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Considered to be one of the earliest art forms that originated in America, it was practiced by Eskimos as early as 100 AD. Using objects that were available in plenty post voyages and of little commercial value then, the art form involved smoothening and polishing the surface before needles or knives could begin etching. What art form, that is now severely restricted? Which 19th century literary work brought the art form into public consciousness? 30
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  111. 111. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Scrimshaw (made typically from the tooth/bones of sperm whales) Moby Dick
  112. 112. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 While it was not altogether uncommon for hand plaster casts to have been made in the Victorian age, this specific artifact is a rare one and resides at Denbigh Library, North Wales – the birthplace of the individual. Having run away to sea as a 17 year old in 1851, he is said to have opened up the Congo and helped King Leopold realize his colonial ambitions. Whose hand, that may have played a part in the act of making an acquaintance at Ujiji? 31
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  114. 114. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  115. 115. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 H M Stanley
  116. 116. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Trumpeter William Billy Brittain is said to have used this to signal something, that was then repeated through the ranks, although some versions of the story say many ranks never heard it at all, leading to tragic miscommunication. Billy, wounded in the last salvo fired, was brought back to Scutari clutching the object, where he fought bravely before succumbing to his wounds. The object passed on to his father, who also served the same role as his son. What did the object signal? 32
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  119. 119. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Charge of the Light Brigade
  120. 120. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The first of its kind, it was built and patented by grocer William Gould to avoid landowners and industrialists from benefiting by gaining information. The device worked by providing a unique token that would be deposited in the box, at which point a clock face would register the token. What object, that was rejected for being too ahead of its time? (specific answer needed) 33
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  122. 122. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  123. 123. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Secret Ballot Box
  124. 124. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A colour etch from 1797 by James Gillray, this cartoon shows William Pitt, the PM picking the pockets of a woman, purportedly to fund the Revolutionary Wars against France. The strategy would backfire, causing a drain on gold reserves and severe devaluation. More importantly, this cartoon was supposedly the first appearance of what nickname? 34
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  126. 126. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  127. 127. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
  128. 128. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 After Napier’s logarithmic scale became popular, another individual had the idea of mapping logarithms onto a line for ready reference. He publicized the eponymously named ______’s scale, a wooden rule with engraved lines, that took the sting out of laborious calculations and was used by the Royal Navy up until 1840, before further improvisations made lives easier. Who is the individual, often a passing reference in the context of sporting measurements? 35
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  130. 130. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  131. 131. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Edmund Gunter (who also gave us Gunter’s chain from which the 22 yards cricket pitch measurement arrived)
  132. 132. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Sony’s pocket analog radio model -SRF-39FP – is one of the most affordable on the market at US $30 and is exclusively sold in the US via Keefe Group, a subsidiary that supplies it to specific customers via institutional buyers. Running on a single AA battery and 40 hours of listening time, it is unofficially called the “Ipod of FP” and never seen in the open market, passing on to others when one owner no longer needs it. Expand FP in the model name or the nickname Explain the reason behind why the parts housing appears like this when unpacked? 36
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  134. 134. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  135. 135. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Federal Prisons Its clear housing is meant to prevent inmates from using it to smuggle contraband
  136. 136. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Originally a 3-bladed design was preferred for this pair of sisters, but later both of them were upgraded to the 4 bladed version. The artifact shown was one of 4 and was salvaged by the Oceaneering International Services Ltd. in 1982. Today it is loaned out to museums across the world but is annually the centre of a memorial service at the Liverpool National Museum. Who/what used this artifact? 37
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  138. 138. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  139. 139. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 RMS Lusitania
  140. 140. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 A cardboard version of a cross was used previously, but it did not yield desired results. In 1924, George Locke, the doctor for X, was close at hand and he willingly loaned his St. John’s Ambulance Maltese Cross, that had a shiny enamel surface and contrasting colours that were just ideal for the task at hand. Who was X? What is the claim to fame of this Maltese Cross? 38
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  142. 142. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  143. 143. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 J L Baird The first object to be transmitted as an image
  144. 144. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Purchased in a store in Knoxville, Tennessee during WWI, it was bought by Private Doughboy Erine Coolidge on the day he set sail to Paris. It was passed on to his son Dan, who fought in WWII and fearing impending death, gave it to a gunner – Winocki, to deliver it to his son. Dan’s son would fight in Vietnam, be captured in a prison camp and to ensure it passed on to his son, he hid it in the one place no one would search. This is the story of what heirloom? Where might you come across this story? 39
  145. 145. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  146. 146. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The Gold Watch Pulp Fiction
  147. 147. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Made of goat’s hair, an agal is a black cord that was historically used by the Bedouins as a whip or as a rope to secure their camels. In many tribes, it is still used as a heirloom transferred on a leader’s death to the man who will take charge next. What is the more practical, current day use of an agal? 40
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  149. 149. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  150. 150. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 To fasten an Arab’s headdress
  151. 151. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Throughout the history of wine making, they have played a very important role and were pioneered by Romans, who were experts in glass making. After the Roman Empire fell, their production continued but with the use of metals, before the Venetians reintroduced glass varieties with design changes so that the wine reacted with air. What are these serving vessels, that take their name from the chemical process that separates a top layer of liquid from a precipitate? What related object, that comes without a stopper, takes its name from the Persian word for a large flagon? 41
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  153. 153. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  154. 154. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Decanters, from decantation Carafe
  155. 155. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 In the 1970s, when The King, Beefy and this gentleman played for a certain county, the club went on to win the Gillette Cup, the Sunday League, B&H Cup in 1981 and the NatWest Trophy – all within a span of few years. The autographed boot belongs to this 3rd gentleman in question and resides in the county museum with jokes abounding that it might well have fit an ostrich, which, as we all know, is a _____ ______. Which gentleman’s boot is this? Which county’s museum does it reside in? 42
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  157. 157. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  158. 158. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Joel Garner Somerset
  159. 159. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 This leather sandal, worn by an author, is a rare example of how a real life object influenced a character in a 1980s book. In the first draft, the author described the titular character wearing “black trousers tucked into the tops of black leather boots”, resulting in the character perceived as unfriendly. But when the author sent illustrator Quentin Blake this Norwegian sandal, the book text changed to "a pair of ridiculous sandals that for some reason had holes cut along each side, with a large hole at the end where his toes stuck out“ as did the illustration of the character. Name the character/title of the book and the author 43
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  161. 161. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  162. 162. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Roald Dahl Big Friendly Giant (BFG)
  163. 163. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Measuring nearly two metres in length, this model was displayed in the Kew Botanical Gardens in 2008 and has close to 100 richly detailed human figures. Created in clay by Rakkal Pal of Krishnanagar, Bengal for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in 1886, it shows a common sight from the times with the owner of the enterprise standing between two tanks wearing a white pith helmet. What is this a model of? 44
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  165. 165. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  166. 166. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Indigo Factory
  167. 167. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 These giant Doc Marten’s were designed to have platform support above with metal callipers and leather straps for attaching to the legs. Made by the firm Scott Bader, they were designed for an ‘actor’ who decided to take a role in a 1975 musical, subject to the condition that he could keep them afterwards. In 1988, the actor sold them and they are now on display in the Northamptonshire museum. Name the actor and the musical/character he played 45
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  169. 169. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  170. 170. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Elton John Pinball Wizard/Tommy
  171. 171. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The design of this early 1800s artifact was inspired directly from descriptions of heroes and their artifacts in Homer’s Illiad. The designer is said to have maintained a personal coterie of 500 mercenaries from his personal funds, as also buy arms and artillery for the upkeep of this force. Who was the designer of the object, on whose coffin at Missolonghi, a sword and this particular object were placed in honour of the libertarian ideals he upheld? 46
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  173. 173. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  174. 174. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Lord Byron
  175. 175. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 The town of Preston in England where this movement began was known to commission the production of artifacts such as this to motivate people with alternatives. Switching over completely to the contents of this object made a good pun on a word, which was coined for an extremely disciplined practice of this movement’s ideals. What was the movement name? What was the word, that was punned on by this artifact? 47
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  177. 177. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  178. 178. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Temperance movement Teetotal (Tea total)
  179. 179. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Scold’s Bridle was a device used for a bizarre form of punishment during the 1500s. It resembled a muzzle or cage for the head with a padlock on the rear and a projecting spike that would be held firmly into place in the mouth when the bridle was closed. In what could raise more than a few eyebrows today, who were punished using this device and for what trivial trait? 48
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  181. 181. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  182. 182. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Gossiping women
  183. 183. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 One of the oldest, largest and best preserved of its kind, it is often called the world’s oldest ship and is built out of Lebanon cedar using Christ’s thorn and Halfah grass. Built for an individual, it may have served him during his lifetime, but was primarily a transport for the after-life where it would have united him with a revered deity. What is the name of the ship, housed in a museum right beside a structure named after the individual himself? What is the generic name for such ships based on the deity they honoured? 49
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  185. 185. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  186. 186. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Khufu Ship/Cheops Ship in a museum beside the Pyramid of Giza Solar Ships – since they united the king with the sun god Ra
  187. 187. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 An ancient tradition in the Yoruba ethnic group, it involves carving wooden figures called Ibeji (literally twins) to safeguard the soul of twin babies. The tradition comes from the high birth rate and low survival rate of twins among the Yoruba and their belief that twins share the same soul. When one twin dies, two figures representing the mortal and spiritual halves of the soul are carved. In which country, that boasts an avg. of 150 twins per 1000 births is this tradition followed? In what biological way are the twins among the Yoruba different - something that explains the anxiety to keep them together? 50
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  189. 189. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 ANSWER
  190. 190. The Artifacts Quiz 2014 Nigeria Non-Identical/ Dizygotic /Fraternal/ Sororal twins (two eggs fertilized by two different sperms)
  191. 191. The Artifacts Quiz 2014