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Quiz Meet 17.3.12


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Quizmasters: Anusha, Namita, Pratyush

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Quiz Meet 17.3.12

  1. 1. Quiz Meet- Namita, Anusha, Pratyush
  2. 2. • The first successful X was created by Bill Wasik, a senior editor of Harper’s Magazine in 2003. He claimed he created X to poke fun at hipsters and at the atmosphere of conformity.• X is a subset of Y but essentially differs from Y in the sense that it doesn’t serve a social purpose.• The first documented use of the term X was in 2003 in a blog post. The term X was added to the Concise OED in 2004 where it was defined as an “unusual and pointless act”.
  3. 3. He was born in Jetpur near Rajkot in Gujarat and is the youngest of three brothers. He was introduced tomusical performance by his elder brother Manhar. His first stage performance was during the Sino-Indian War, when he sang "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" andwas given Rs. 51 by an audience member as a reward.His first album, Aahat, was released in 1980. From this, he began to have success and, as of 2011 he has released more then 50 albums and hundreds of compilation albums. In 1986, he got the opportunity to perform in the film Naam, alongside Lata Mangeshwar.
  4. 4. In the 14th century, X was the name given to the heart, liver,entrails etc. of animals. X soon began to be called Y throughmetanalysis which is the changing of boundaries betweenwords. Y was used in Z, which is a part of a famous idiom .B, also a part of the idiom, is said to have been derivedseparately from Y. The similarity of the sound of the words,and the fact that Y-Z was often consumed by those of Bsituation could easily have been the reason for the idiom tohave come to have its current meaning.Identify B
  5. 5. • Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He is well known for his uniquely defined style of drip painting.• After a workshop in liquid paints, he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his drip technique, turning to synthetic resin-based paints. In 1956 Time magazine dubbed Pollock "Jack the Dripper" as a result of his unique painting style.• This habit of laying down his large canvases on the floor had an unexpected result in some of his greatest works.
  6. 6. X is the surname of a two time Best DirectorOscar winner described by the New York Times as"one of the most honored and influentialdirectors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. Xwas responsible for discovering Marlon Brando. Xmeans cauldron in Turkish.X is also the capital of the Russian Republic ofTatarstan and lies at the confluence ofthe Volga and Kazanka Rivers.
  7. 7. • The term X originated during the American Gilded Age with the circulation battles between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal. The battle peaked from 1895 to about 1898, and historical usage often refers specifically to this period . During this period both papers were accused by critics of using unethical means in order to drive up circulation.• The term X was coined by Erwin Wardman , the editor of the New York Press with reference to a well known comic strip Y that was published by both the newspapers during the period.• X became one of the prime causes of the United States’ entry into the Spanish American War due to the sensationalist stories of the terrible conditions in Cuba.
  8. 8. • X is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr.Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960. As of 2001, according to Publishers Weekly, it was the fourth-best-selling English-language childrens book (novel) of all time.• The vocabulary of the text consists of 50 words and was the result of a bet between Seuss and and his publisher. The storyline is relatively simple revolving around a strange dog-like creature that finds himself being constantly pestered by a smaller being known as "Sam I Am" who insists that he taste a bizarre type of cuisine.
  9. 9. • X is a fictional character in the. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller-co- plotter Jack Kirby, X first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He is the first African American superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before superheroes such as Falcon ,Luke Cage and John Stewart.• X is the ceremonial title given to the chief of the ________ Tribe of the advanced African nation of Wakanda.
  10. 10. • One of the popular theories is that the term X was derived from the phrase Y which dates back to 1781 when Reverend Samuel Peters published his history of Conneticut. He painted the strict laws of the puritan colonists as Y meaning “ bloody laws” or those that were enforced by brutality. Y became shorthand for any strict, old fashioned laws such as those forbidding the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Y had forbidden X and hence became associated with X.
  11. 11. X is a historically derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers,especially from the southern United States. It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachiaand the Ozarks), and white trash (but without the last terms suggestions of immorality).In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who areopposed to modern ways, and has often been used to attack Southern conservatives and racists. The term characterized farmers having a certain feature caused by sunburn from hours working in the fields.
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  13. 13. They are a set of philosophical problems devised by a 5th century Greek philosopher to support the doctrine that "all is one“. Aristotle offered a refutation of some of his arguments.These are perhaps the first examples of a method of proof called reductio ad absurdum also known as proof by contradiction. One of the most famous of these arguments says “You will neverreach point B from point A as you must always get half-way there, and half of the half, and half ofthat half, and so on...” , also called the Dichotomy.
  14. 14. The earliest known appearance of X is from The MichiganSchool Moderator, a journal that provided teachers witheducation-related news and suggestions for lessons, where itwas given as a suggestion for writing practice. It was used totest keyboards and typewriters. Versions of MicrosoftWord prior to Word 2007 on Windows and Microsoft Word forMac 2011 feature the text if =rand() is typed and followed bya return. The text is produced in Word 2007 and laterif =rand.old() is typed and followed by a return.
  15. 15. • X replaced Marilyn Monroe as 20th Century Fox’s resident blonde bombshell in 1956. She was said to be one of the actresses who contributed the most to the dumb blonde stereotype and most of the original blonde humour was based on her. Ironically she boasted an IQ of 163 and spoke five languages. She was also a classically trained violinist and pianist.
  16. 16. • X was an American actress and socialite who died at the age of 28 suffering from drug abuse and mental illnesses. She was best known as the muse of avante-garde artist A having starred in several of his short films. It has been rumored that Bob Dylan’s “Just like a Woman” , “Leopard- Skin Pill-Box Hat” and Y were about her.• The movie Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller is based on her life and especially her relationship with A.• Name X,Y and A.
  17. 17. • B is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. With her campaign for Calvin Klein, she started a global debate on eating disorders and is said to have ushered in the size zero fashion.• She has been the subject of potraits by several contemporary artists such as Lucian Freud and Chuck Close as well the Babyshambles song “What ____ Did Next”.
  18. 18. • C was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who starred in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s. She had three marriages, all of which ended in divorce. She suffered two miscarriages and X during her three marriages. This resulted in an increased awareness regarding X.• Nicole Kidman is another celebrity who suffered X during her marriage to Tom Cruise.
  19. 19. • D is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His work was born out of the Bristol underground scene that involves collaborations between artists and musicians.• In August 2004, D produced a quantity of spoof British £10 notes substituting the picture of the Queens head with Princess Diana’s head and changing the text "Bank of England" to “X of England”.• D’s first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop billed as "the worlds first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Documentary for the film
  20. 20. • X is a disorienting neurological condition which affects human visual perception. Subjects perceive humans, parts of humans, animals, and inanimate objects as substantially smaller than in reality. Generally, the object perceived appears far away or extremely close at the same time. This leads to another name for the condition Y.• X and Y are both derived from literary references Give me X and Y or the literary works.
  21. 21. X was created by Victor Lardent and used by aBritish newspaper Y in 1931, aftertypographer Stanley Morison criticized thenewspaper. Y used X for 40 years, but changein production techniques and the shift frombroadsheet to tabloid caused it to change todifferent variants of X.
  22. 22. • Juliane Koepcke was born a German national in Lima, Peru, in 1954, the daughter of a world-renowned zoologist (Hans-Wilhelm) and an equally revered ornithologist (Maria). Her story was there on The Top Wilderness Survival Stories by Outside Online. She was the inspiration behind Wings of Hope, a little- known documentary that was made for German television by Werner Herzog in 2000. What is her story?