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  • Mood Indigo General Quiz 2012 Semi Final 2

    1. 1. Conundrums mood indigo 2012 omniscience the general quiz semi-final 2 conducted by j. ramanandmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    2. 2. Background The second semi final conducted at Conundrums, Mood Indigo, Dec 2012 Eight Teamsmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    3. 3. format1. split personality (2)2. passing (12)3. pseudo-Q: set 1 (3) 1st Qualifier chosen4. reverse passing (8)5. pseudo-Q: set 2 (3) 2nd Qualifier chosen6. reverse passing (4)7. pseudo-Q: set 3 (3) 3rd & 4th Qualifiers mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    4. 4. tie-breaker policy R ules total of written rounds split personality pseudo-Q 1,2,3 mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    5. 5. split personalitythe answer is the name of a personopen to all teamswritten+10/no negatives2 questions mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    6. 6. onemood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    7. 7. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    8. 8. Martin Freeman who has played Arthur Dent, Rembrandt,Dr. Watson, and Bilbo Baggins on screen mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    9. 9. twomood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    10. 10. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    11. 11. Alexander von HumboldtThe Peru current is also named HumboldtcurrentMap of his naturalistic expeditionA book about the work of Gauss and himThe Humboldt Penguin mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    12. 12. in passing A→H 10 points each modified infinite rebounds 12 questionsmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    13. 13. Administratively, France is arranged in thefollowing hierarchy:Regions ___________ Arrondissements Cantons CommunesWhats the missing word? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    14. 14. Departmentsmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    15. 15. UltraTech Cement is a part of the Aditya Birlagroup and has been associated with sportsby sponsoring the likes of Rajasthan Royalsand Deccan Chargers. In 2007, which WorldCup winning squad was it the principalsponsor of? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    16. 16. The one shown in Chak De India! mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    17. 17. These chappies are members of theLady Margaret Boat Club of St.Johns College, Cambridge,established in the early 19thcentury. What term in the world offashion comes from the colours ofthis club? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    18. 18. Blazers because of the bright red colour ofthe jackets. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    19. 19. This is a scene from “Mantoiyat”, a 2012performance to commemorate writer Sadat HasanMantos birth centenary. What art form are theyperforming this in? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    20. 20. Dastangoimood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    21. 21. He is so fond of Australia (“the only truly young country in the world[...] There is freshness and potential aboutAustralia)” that he wrote a book called “Why I Want to be King of Australia”. He says he even sent a copy to Prince Philip who said he was delighted by the idea! Of course, the main idea was to get Australians thinking differently about their life and future in the new millennium. “Should they become a republic? Why not a monarchy?” Which European is this? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    22. 22. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    23. 23. Whose first ever address to Parliament wasto a joint setting of both houses, where hesuccessfully defended his client, JusticeRamaswamy, in Parliaments only attemptto impeach a judge? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    24. 24. Kapil Sibalmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    25. 25. Whose logo? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    26. 26. Archaeological Survey of Indiamood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    27. 27. A silent short filmfrom 1968. What entertainment company wouldget its name from this? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    28. 28. Steven Spielberg (who made this movie) would name his production house after it.mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    29. 29. The mobile mapping GIS Software belongingto the JT Maps GIS Software family namedafter this Raja. Who and why? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    30. 30. Raja Todarmal, who is said to have been thefirst person to systematically map outMughal India. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    31. 31. This is Vincent Cassel from the film “OceansTwelve”. What is he practicising?(video removed) mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    32. 32. Capoeiramood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    33. 33. This verb comes from a Latin word that means “tochange”. In modern English, it has two principalmeanings.The most prominent one comes from the US, andis a shortened form of a type of ticket. This isbecause you could change your daily tickets into aseason pass.What verb? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    34. 34. Commutemood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    35. 35. In an interview to Doordarshan, Rishi Kapoorrecounted that he was away on shooting whenManmohan Desai called him (over a very bad line)to offer him a role in “Amar Akbar Anthony”. RishiKapoor misunderstood the offer and initiallyrefused.Why? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    36. 36. He thought his role was to play EmperorAkbar (he thought it was a historicalfeaturing the likes of Mark Anthony etc.) anddidnt want to be unfavourably comparedwith his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    37. 37. Pseudo-Q! 5 2 6 ... ... ...A 3x3 magic square ... ... ...Each cell is associated with an answer that has anumber in ite.g.: Octopus, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,...Well start with the top row, left to rightScoring: +10/-5 mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    38. 38. Each character in Braille consists of raiseddots in a rectangular cell. What is themaximum number of dots in a cell? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    39. 39. Six mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    40. 40. What singular phrase, known to us fromliterature, is the motto of Switzerland? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    41. 41. “One for all and All for one”mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    42. 42. Which grammatical work has about 4000sutras in eight chapters? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    43. 43. Panini’s Ashtadhyayi mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    44. 44. First Qualifier Round 2 (6 questions) Passing H → Amood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    45. 45. France: VillepinteCanada: Cote-de-LiesseUK : SloughChile: SantiagoIsrael: YehudUS: ? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    46. 46. Scranton. The location of the paper firm in “The Office” in the various versions. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    47. 47. If he was retreating, he has a choice of one inMashobra near Simla that was taken fromthe Raja of Koti or one at Bolarum that wastaken from the Nizam of Hyderabad.But if he wasnt, where would you usuallyfind him? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    48. 48. Rashtrapati Bhavan; these are the Presidentof Indias two Presidential Retreats. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    49. 49. He has a famously large collection of books of over 30, 000 books, which he keeps in two different places. Who? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    50. 50. Umberto Eco. His “Name of the Rose” features a library as an important setting. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    51. 51. The Central Board of Film Certification in Indiaclassifies films into the following categories:U: UniversalUA: Universal but with parental guidance forunder-12sA: Adults onlyand S.What does S indicate? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    52. 52. For a specialised class of people (could be byprofession for instance) mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    53. 53. This is Teinopalpus imperialis, anendangered species of butterflyfound in North India. Connect this with a group of people that includes Raja Ravi Varma, M K Gandhi, Pandita Ramabai, and Francis Younghusband. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    54. 54. Kaiser-i-Hind (the nickname for this butterfly)Recipients of the medal. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    55. 55. The actor Jeremy Irons co-hosted the 1991Tony Awards for theatre along with JulieAndrews. During this ceremony, he caused astir by being the first person to wear whataccessory? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    56. 56. The Red Ribbon for AIDS awareness mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    57. 57. Pseudo-Q!Middle Row (3 questions)Second qualifier chosen after thisAnswers after 3 questions six all for one ashtadhyayi ... ... ... ... ... ... mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    58. 58. By what name does the Greek historianPtolemy refer to the islands of Bombay in hisworks? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    59. 59. Heptanesia mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    60. 60. The first movement of which symphony,dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz and CountRazumovsky, begins with four notes thatmost of you would have heard of? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    61. 61. Beethoven’s Fifth mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    62. 62. Identify mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    63. 63. Three Colours Trilogy mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    64. 64. Second Qualifier Passing Round resumes (6 questions)mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    65. 65. This part of India, which is also associatedwith some androphages, is said to have gotits name from the Kurmavatar of LordVishnu.Which place? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    66. 66. Kumaonandrophage == man-eaters mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    67. 67. This person wrote a piece titled “The Dynamics of a Parti-cle”as a reaction to the defeat of William Gladstone from Oxfordin the 1865 General Elections. This contains various definitionsand postulates such as:A COUPLE consists of a moving particle, raised to the degree M.A., andcombined with what is technically called a "better half." The following arethe principal characteristics of a Couple :(1) It may be easily transferred from point to point.(2) Whatever force of translation was possessed by the uncombinedparticle (and this is often considerable), is wholly lost when the Coupleis formed.(3) The two forces constituting the Couple habitually act in oppositedirections.Who was the author? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    68. 68. Lewis Carrollmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    69. 69. Dr. Harry Edwards,then a sociologist atSan Jose University,came up with the ideathat this goldmedallist would alsobe associated with.Who is he, and howdid he contribute toEdwards idea? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    70. 70. Bob Beamon, who pulled up his black socks in a show ofsolidarity with the two Black Power athletes TommieSmith and John Carlos who had been expelled theprevious day of the 1968 Mexico Olympics (and look attheir exposed socks). mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    71. 71. You must be familiar with the term magnumopus. “Opus” is a Latin word meaning “work”.In Latin, what is the plural of “opus”? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    72. 72. Opera mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    73. 73. “Saptapadi” is a Bengali film from 1961 starring thesuperhit pair of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen.The film features an “Othello” sequence wherethe duo are playing Othello and Desdemona onstage.The voices for this sequence were given by twoother actors, who came from a rich Shakespeareantradition – both have also won National FilmAwards for acting.Who are these two? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    74. 74. Jennifer Kendall Kapoor and Utpal Dutt. Theywere members of Shakespearana, thetravelling troupe founded by Kendallsfather. mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    75. 75. Here are 6 out of 9. What are the remaining three? Guam + Northern Mariana Islands + Aleutian mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    76. 76. Time Zones in the US.The ones shown: Atlantic, Alaskan, Samoan,Hawaiian-Aleutian, Pacific, ChamorroThe remaining three: Eastern, Pacific,Mountain mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    77. 77. Pseudo-Q!Bottom Row (3 questions)Last 3 questions for the quizAnswers after 3 questions six all for one ashtadhyayi heptanesia beethovens 5th tricolor ... ... ... mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    78. 78. What ends thus:"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than Ihave ever done; it is a far, far better rest thatI go to than I have ever known." mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    79. 79. A Tale of Two Cities mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    80. 80. Which part of Hong Kong, home to asignificant number of its residents, gets itsname from “nine dragons”? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    81. 81. Kowloonmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    82. 82. John Landy was the second to achieve thisfeat, also in 1954.No woman has done it yet; SvetlanaMasterkova is the closest.What feat? mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    83. 83. Sub-four minute mile performance mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2
    84. 84. six all for one ashtadhyayi 6 1 8 Full grid behind this heptanesia beethovens 5th tricolor 7 Click to see 3 5tale of two cities kowloon four minute mile 2 9 4 mood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 1
    85. 85. Conundrums feedback? ramanand@gmail.com (product placement) Infinite Zounds: the daily topical quiz blogmood indigo 2012 || ramanand || conundrums – the general quiz || semi 2

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