Monthly Quiz Set for July 2011


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Monthly Quiz Set for July 2011

  1. 1. QUIZ CLUB<br />IIT KANPUR<br />
  2. 2. 1.<br />This phenomena is known as Pharoah’s revenge in Egypt, Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico, Suryavarman’s Revenge in Cambodia, Kathmandu Quickstep in Nepal and Thai-dal Wave in Pattaya, Thailand. It is also called firecracker as it is described as exploding from both ends and for it's ‘short fuse’ or short warning time. What is it called in India?<br />
  3. 3. 2.<br />In 1895, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine under the trademark name X.The name was derived from a Greek word because of its perceived effects upon a user. Morphine at the time was a popular recreational drug. From 1898 through to 1910, X was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant. Bayer even marketed the drug as a cure for morphine addiction. Later, as with Aspirin, Bayer lost some of its trademark rights to X under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles following the German defeat in World War I, because of which X ceased to be a trademark in some countries and became a generic name.<br />
  4. 4. 3.<br />In the Tom Swift series of novels, he is portrayed as a natural genius, inventive and science-minded. Jack Cover, a NASA researcher, invented a product in 1974. Being a fan of Tom Swift, he named it after the novel whose cover is shown on the right. The name was later modified by the addition of the letter ‘A’ to make it easy for pronunciation. <br />
  5. 5. 4.<br />23:00 ~ 1:00 This is the time when Rats are most active in seeking food. Rat also have different number of digit on front and hind legs, thus earning Rat the symbol of "turn over" or "new start".<br />01:00 ~ 03:00 This is the time when Oxen begin to crush the food, regurgitating to the mouth slowly and comfortably.<br />03:00 ~ 05:00 This is the time when Tigers hurt their prey more and show their ferocity.<br />05:00 ~ 07:00 This is the time when the Jade Rabbit is busy pounding herbal medicine on the Moon.<br />07:00 ~ 09:00 This is the time when Xare hovering in the sky to give rain.<br />09:00 ~ 11:00 This is the time when Snakes are leaving their caves.<br />11:00 ~ 13:00 This is the time when the sun is high above and other animals are lying down for a rest, while the Horses are still standing.<br />13:00 ~ 15:00 This is the time when Goats eat grass and urinate frequently.<br />15:00 ~ 17:00 This is the time when the Monkeys are lively.<br />17:00 ~ 19:00 This is the time when Roosters begin to go back to their coops.<br />19:00 ~ 21:00 This is the time when Dogs begin to carry out their duty of guarding the houses.<br />21:00 ~ 23:00 This is the time when Pigs are sleeping sweetly.<br />
  6. 6. 5.<br />As a girl, X had a Y, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued. X recalled: "Visiting school that morning was a young man by the name of John Roulstone, a nephew of the Reverend LemuelCapen, who was then settled in Sterling. It was the custom then for students to prepare for college with ministers, and for this purpose Mr. Roulstone was studying with his uncle. The young man was very much pleased with the incident of the Y; and the next day he rode across the fields on horseback to the little old schoolhouse and handed me a slip of paper which had written upon it the three original stanzas of the poem...“<br />This is one of the origin story of the poem. Which poem?<br />
  7. 7. 6.<br />Richie Richardson, who was looking for a fun, no-pressure environment in which to play and rediscover his love for the game came to England and played for X. News of Richardson’s contentment spread throughout the cricketing world and other high-profile names came forward. A cricketing equivalent of basketball’s “Harlem Globetrotters” was born. Players like MuttiahMuralitharan, Brian Lara, ShoaibAkhtar and Sir Viv Richards have played for this team and the current squad has the likes of Chris Harris, SaqlainMustaq, Gordon Greenidge, Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose.<br />
  8. 8. 7. This is the coat of arms given to the family of a famous person by King George III after his death. Whose family?<br />
  9. 9. 8.<br />The company X uses the ticker symbol CAKE. <br />The company had its beginnings with Oscar and Evelyn Overton in 1949 with a solo product in Detroit. In 1971, they moved it to Los Angeles and named the company after its only product. In 1978, their son David opened the first restaurant under the name X. Today they have 150 restaurants under the name X and 34 under the name Grand Lux café. Id X.<br />
  10. 10. 9.<br />In the IMDB profile of X, the following is the list under the ‘Actor’ tab:<br />2006 Casino Royale: Man at Airport Security (uncredited)<br />2006 Superman returns: Shuttle Engineer<br />2004 Around the World in 80 Days: Balloon man<br />1998 Sin City Spectacular (TV series): Episode 1.16<br />1998 Friends (TV series): The vendor (The one with Ross’s Wedding: Part 1)<br />1979 Derek and Clive Get the Horn: The man with the beard<br />Identify the guy.<br />For additional hint, go to next slide.<br />
  11. 11. In 1998 he released his autobiography named Losing My Virginty which became an international best-seller. This is a photograph of the person taken in April with Kate Winslet.<br />
  12. 12. 10.<br />On the 1st of March 1883 Xwrote this letter to the graduates of the University of Calcutta:<br />“If only fifty men, good and true, can be found to join as founders, the thing can be established and the further development will be comparatively easy. ...<br />And if even the leaders of thought are all either such poor creatures, or so selfishly wedded to personal concerns that they dare not strike a blow for their country's sake, then justly and rightly are they kept down and trampled on, for they deserve nothing better. Every nation secures precisely as good a Government as it merits. If you the picked men, the most highly educated of the nation, cannot, scorning personal ease and selfish objects, make a resolute struggle to secure greater freedom for yourselves and your country, a more impartial administration, a larger share in the management of your own affairs, then we, your friends, are wrong and our adversaries right, then are Lord Ripon's noble aspirations for your good fruitless and visionary, then, at present at any rate all hopes of progress are at an end and India truly neither desires nor deserves any better Government than she enjoys. “<br />
  13. 13. 11. <br />The idea for X came to directors A and B during a movie screening at the house of A in 2003. During the screening, B noticed that he owned the same double feature movie poster as A for the 1957 films Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night. <br />
  14. 14. 12.<br />Due to his physique and his Belgian background, he is known as "The Muscles from Brussels.“ This is his professional records in kickboxing and karate. After a 30 year hiatus from professional martial arts competition (in which he became famous in another field) he is making a comeback this year. Id.<br />
  15. 15. 13.<br />X Nooranistudied music at the Musicians' Institute in Los Angeles and worked with the like of Ronnie Desai and Louis Banks. He was a guitarist for many music directors and created the music for the television serial Shanti. He is said to be the first Indian to have a Fender signature guitar.<br />Y Mendonsahe was a keyboard musician for famous music composers such as A. R. Rahman and Nadeem-Shravan. He performed with several group bands, plays (Godspell, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar) and composed jingles and signature tunes (Fauji, The World This Week of Prannoy Roy and Quiz Time of SiddharthBasu). His daughter, Alyssa Mendonsa, recently made her singing debut with the hit track Uff Teri Adaa from the movie Karthik Calling Karthik.<br />
  16. 16. 14. Identify the blanked out word and give funda.<br />
  17. 17. 15. This is a painting named Polliceveroso by Jean leon Gerome in 1872. This painting depicts something that was known in the Roman era. This painting later led to the popularization of the same in modern times. What?<br />
  18. 18. 16.<br />In the definition of X by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. The idea of X is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."<br />
  19. 19. 17. Time to get creative. What is the story behind this ad?<br />
  20. 20. 18.<br />In 1997, Mattel joined forces with Nabisco to launch a cross-promotion of Barbie with Xcookies. XFun Barbie was marketed as someone with whom little girls could play after class and share "America's favorite cookie." As had become the custom, Mattel manufactured both a white and a black version. Critics argued that in the African American community Xis a derogatory term meaning that the person is "black on the outside and white on the inside," like the chocolate sandwich cookie itself. <br />
  21. 21. 19.<br />Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, who once, in ahyperbolic display of loyalty to Adolf Hitler, declared, "If the Führer wants it, ________________________________”. Which famous expression that was popularized a few years later when it was used in a similar context?<br />
  22. 22. 20. Id the blanked out word and give funda.<br />