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  • Lonewolf 2011 Final

    1. 1. LONE WOLF<br />13th Aug 2011<br />
    2. 2. FINAL<br />13th Aug 2011<br />
    3. 3. RULES<br />30q’s on infinite bounce. Round reverses after 15 questions.<br />15 points for every correct answer. 7.5 points for a part answer.<br />Difficulty bonus of 2 points for every pass. Bonus of 1 pt. per pass for part answer.<br />Scores carried over. In case of tie, final score followed by number of correct answers in finals will be used to break tie.<br />
    4. 4. 1<br />Scissors for cutting zigzag pattern<br />CONNECT<br />DIANTHUS<br />
    5. 5. And the answer is…<br />
    6. 6. Pink<br />Dianthus is also called Pink from the frilled edges.<br />The scissors are called Pinking Shear<br />
    7. 7. 2<br />This creature has been the subject of serial misunderstandings over the centuries. <br />It was believed in the 16th century that these creatures fell out of the sky during stormy weather and then died suddenly when the grass grew in spring.<br />The most popular misconception aided by a Disney documentary involves their (at times) desperate migration across large bodies of water (in Norway) in search of new habitat.<br />This misconception gives a phrase to the English language.<br />Which creature?<br />
    8. 8.
    9. 9. And the answer is…<br />
    10. 10. Lemmings<br />
    11. 11. 3<br />Which agency’s memorable debut is this 1982 ad? <br />OR <br />What is the significance of this ad to the agency that created it?<br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13. And the answer is…<br />
    14. 14. Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty<br />
    15. 15. 4<br />What first in films can this score lay claim to?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYUN3wFWOvM<br />
    16. 16. And the answer is…<br />
    17. 17. First use of synthesizers in a film score<br />
    18. 18. 5<br />Which middle-east town gets its name from this shrine which supposedly has the grave of the Caliph Ali (son-in-law of the prophet)?<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. And the answer is…<br />
    21. 21. Mazar-i-sharif (‘grave of a noble man’)<br />
    22. 22. 6<br />The Haskell Free Library and Opera House built in 1901 (to promote international understanding) in the US state of Vermont is sometimes called "the only library in U.S.A. with no books" and "the only opera house in U.S.A. with no stage".<br />Explain.<br />
    23. 23.
    24. 24.
    25. 25. And the answer is…<br />
    26. 26. The building straddles the international border between USA and Canada (between Quebec and Vermont).<br />Its has two addresses - 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, Vermont and 1 Church Street, Stanstead, Quebec. <br />The thick black line in the visuals marks the international boundary.<br />
    27. 27. 7<br />The rooms and corridors of the DomusAurea, the unfinished palace complex started by Nero after the Great Fire of Rome in AD 64 were filled with striking art.<br />This complex had over a period of time got buried underground and was discovered only in the 15th century. The method of discovery gave the art form a certain name. This style was soon copied and enjoyed a period of popularity.<br />By the 18th century, the name had begun to be used in a negative sense. <br />What style of art?<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29. And the answer is…<br />
    30. 30. Grotesque (from Latin for a small cave) – Nero’s rooms discovered under 15 centuries of fill had the aspect of underground grottoes.<br />
    31. 31. 8<br />This word comes from Latin meaning ‘having folds.’ While its primary usage is in telecommunication (originating from telegraphy) and now in entertainment, it has other applications too.<br />What is the good word?<br />
    32. 32. A DC comics supervillain and a persistent enemy of <br />Firestorm<br />Same road concurrently standing duty for several routes<br />
    33. 33. And the answer is…<br />
    34. 34. Multiplex<br />
    35. 35. 9<br />Rick Barry is one of the greatest basketballers of all time, one of the greatest pure small forwards, one of the 50 greatest in NBA history and one of the greatest underdog players. <br />He also has the distinction of retiring in 1980 with the highest (NBA) free throw success ratio of 90%.<br />What was unusual about his success with free throws?<br />
    36. 36. And the answer is…<br />
    37. 37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcohFhJ_3g<br />
    38. 38. 10<br />The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Elle) is a description of his life after suffering a massive stroke in 1995.<br />The book was a best-seller and was made into a multiple-awarded movie in 2007.<br />What was unusual about the writing of the book?<br />
    39. 39. And the answer is…<br />
    40. 40. Bauby’s entire body with the exception of his left eyelid was paralyzed. The book was written by blinking of the eyelid, over ten months, using partner assisted scanning.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqFcjQ18kMQ<br />
    41. 41. 11<br />A geographic TLD (or GeoTLD) invokes an association with a geographical, geopolitical, ethnic, linguistic or cultural community. <br />There are only two GeoTLDs assigned. <br />Name both.<br />
    42. 42. And the answer is…<br />
    43. 43. .cat (for the Catalan language and culture)<br />.asia<br />(pls note that while .eu behaves like a GeoTLD is actually ccTLD – country TLD)<br />
    44. 44. 12<br />This town in North Holland was the HQ of the Dutch East India Company. In 1616, a townsman Willem Schouten braved furious storms on his voyage to South America and named a geographical feature there in honour of his home town.<br />Identify town and the S. American feature?<br />
    45. 45. And the answer is…<br />
    46. 46. Kaap Hoorn (Cape Horn) was named in honour of Hoorn.<br />
    47. 47. 13<br />The Thom(p)son twins are identical and can only be told apart by the shape of their moustaches.<br />Thomson's moustache flares out a tiny bit on each side at the bottom.<br />This was a clever mnemonic introduced by Hergéto tell the two apart. How does it work?<br />
    48. 48. And the answer is…<br />
    49. 49. Original French names of the twins is Dupont and Dupond.<br />Dupont's moustache has the shape of a reversed T, while Dupond's has the shape of a reversed D.<br />
    50. 50. 14<br />This Indian organisation (2nd largest in the world) was established on 1st July 1949 under the auspices of the Constituent Assembly of India.<br />Their emblem borrows the motto from the Kathopanishad and literally means "a person who is awake in those that sleep". <br />This was suggested by an Indian philosopher.<br />Identify the organisation and the philosopher.<br />
    51. 51.
    52. 52. And the answer is…<br />
    53. 53. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Motto suggested by Sri Aurobindo.<br />
    54. 54. 15<br />What classic marketing slogan did these visuals provide Wendy’s?<br />
    55. 55.
    56. 56. And the answer is…<br />
    57. 57.
    58. 58. ROUND REVERSE<br />13th Aug 2011<br />
    59. 59. 16<br />Featured here is a famous man who was also a printer. He is depicted here at the age of 22 working at a hand-press in his print shop.<br />Identify him. Where has this illustration been famously used?<br />
    60. 60. And the answer is…<br />
    61. 61. Benjamin Franklin on the Pulitzer Medal<br />
    62. 62. 17<br />Which airport has the unique distinction of being named after a person who died at the airport itself in 1983?<br />
    63. 63. And the answer is…<br />
    64. 64. Ninoy Aquino airport in Manila (renamed after Benigno Aquino who was assassinated at the airport).<br />
    65. 65. 18<br />On whom is the character of Fred Astaire in this movie loosely based?<br />The same person designed the opening title sequence and provided several of the stills for the opening credits.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XumcJFJzYc<br />
    66. 66. And the answer is…<br />
    67. 67. Photographer Richard Avedon is the inspiration for Astaire’s character in Funny Face (1957).<br />
    68. 68. 19<br />Reticle or cross-hair is a net of fine lines or fibres in the eyepiece of a sighting device like a gunsight, telescope, microscope.<br />Who made the first reticle?<br />Which natural material was traditionally preferred as cross-hair for guns during WWII and beyond due to it being thin and strong?<br />
    69. 69.
    70. 70. And the answer is…<br />
    71. 71. Robert Hook for his microscopes.<br />Black widow spider web silk<br />
    72. 72. 20<br />This ornately woven reversible fibre (with pattern created by weaving) was originally called X (meaning white).<br />It borrowed its new name Y in the 14th century from the middle-east.<br />In the meanwhile, X followed a checkered history and gave its name to one of the uses such a cloth was put to.<br />Identify X and Y.<br />
    73. 73.
    74. 74. And the answer is…<br />
    75. 75. X – Diaper<br />Y - Damask<br />
    76. 76. 21<br />Identify the singer.<br />According to the protagonist of this movie, the film is so-named for two reasons. Give both reasons.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuppech9T3s<br />
    77. 77. And the answer is…<br />
    78. 78. Akon<br />Ra.Onestands for "Random Access: Version One" as well as the mythological character Ravana.<br />
    79. 79. 22<br />This five-star hotel in Vienna is built where Antonio Vivaldi once lived and is famous for the speciality of the house.<br />The British used the hotel as their HQ during the post-war occupation.<br />Identify the hotel or the speciality.<br />
    80. 80.
    81. 81. And the answer is…<br />
    82. 82. Hotel Sacher famous for the Sachertorte cake<br />
    83. 83. 23<br />CONNECT<br />Hill near Ladysmith in S Africa, scene of a battle (1900) during 2nd Boer War<br />
    84. 84. CONNECT<br />
    85. 85. And the answer is…<br />
    86. 86. Spion Kop (or Kop for short) is a colloquial name for stands at sports stadia. <br />This was named for their steep incline resembling the hill near Ladysmith that was the scene of a battle named after the hill.<br />
    87. 87. 24<br />SathyaSai Baba established three primary spiritual centres in India: <br />was founded in Mumbai in 1968<br />was established in Hyderabad in 1973 <br />was inaugurated in 1981 in Chennai<br />These three spiritual centres are the visible manifestation of his mission to revive spiritual India and are the attributes of Divinity within and outside.<br />Name the centres.<br />
    88. 88. MUMBAI<br />
    89. 89. HYDERABAD<br />
    90. 90. CHENNAI<br />
    91. 91. And the answer is…<br />
    92. 92. Satyam, Sivam, and Sundaram<br />
    93. 93. 25<br />He acquired his nickname while working as a RJ at a radio station, where in 1957 he broke the world record for the longest continuous on-air broadcast (1821 records over 122 hours).<br />Featured here is his most famous song. Identify him. What distinction does this song have in the history of music?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyVjJGKd38M<br />
    94. 94. And the answer is…<br />
    95. 95. J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson<br />First music video. He coined the term, recorded the first video and was planning to start a production company (dedicated to music video for TV and special jukebox to play video), when fate intervened.<br />
    96. 96. 26<br />What ended the following?<br />Albigensian or Cathar Crusade (1209-22)<br />Seven Year's War (1756-63)<br />American Revolution (1775-83)<br />Crimean War (1853-56) <br />Spanish-American War (1898)<br />
    97. 97. And the answer is…<br />
    98. 98. A treaty of Paris<br />
    99. 99. 27<br />Connect these 4 songs.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huhJQGfY7rk<br />
    100. 100. And the answer is…<br />
    101. 101. Beatles guesting:<br />David Bowie - Fame (1975): John sang<br />M Jackson - The Girl is Mine (1982):Paul sang<br />Bad Finger - Day After Day (1971): George played guitar<br />Vera Lynn – Don’t You Remember When (1976) – Ringo played tambourine<br />
    102. 102. 28<br />Identify the movie.<br />Identify the actor playing a cameo who talks about ‘that demon living in the thin air.’<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwyJTW6cGWE<br />
    103. 103. And the answer is…<br />
    104. 104. The Right Stuff (1983).<br />Chuck Yeager. Yeager himself is played in the movie by Sam Shephard.<br />
    105. 105. 29<br />The original is made by French artist François Briot between 1585-90. He was a master of pewter relief. The piece is called The Temperantiaand resides at the Louvre.<br />The design is all classical myth. In the middle is the figure of Temperance. On the outer rim is Minerva presiding over the seven Liberal Arts: Astrology, Geometry, Arithmetic, Music, Rhetoric, Dialectic and Grammar.<br />This was copied in 1864 by Messrs. Elkington and Co. Ltd. of Birmingham. What use was made of the copy?<br />
    106. 106. And the answer is…<br />
    107. 107.
    108. 108. 30<br />SPOT the ERROR (1/2)<br />
    109. 109. SPOT the ERROR (2/2)<br />
    110. 110. And the answer is…<br />
    111. 111. The avenue of the rams should be an avenue of Sphinxes at the Luxor temple (rams are at Knossos)<br />The traffic should have been keeping to the left of the road in Britain<br />
    112. 112.
    113. 113. RESULTS<br />See you tomorrow at the QFI Open!<br />13th Aug 2011<br />