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 BODHI –THE OPEN GENERAL QUIZ
 4 Rounds
 Round 1 :Written Round – 7 questions
 Round 2 : Infinite Bounce – 17 questions
 Round 3 :Written Round – 7 questions
 Round 4 : Infinite Bounce – 17 questions
 Written Round
 7 questions
 10 points each
 Topic :- Numbers
 The bunker at ______ __ was constructed by a group of
underworld smugglers in 1943.The smugglers who had
built it were helping the ŻOB(Jewish Combat Organization)
as guides. On 8 May 1943, three weeks after the start of the
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the "bunker" was found out
by the Nazis, there were around 300 people inside.The
smugglers surrendered, but the ŻOB command, including
Mordechaj Anielewicz, the leader of the uprising, stood
firm.The Nazis threw tear gas into the shelter to force the
occupants out. Anielewicz, his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer and
many of his staff committed mass suicide by ingesting
poison rather than surrender, though a few fighters who did
neither managed to get out of a rear exit.
 What’s the blank,also the name of a 1961 literary work by
the person pictured in the next slide?
 Film Socialisme was a 2010 movie directed by Jean-
Luc Godard, first screened at the 2010 Cannes Film
Festival, to a widely varying reception, and released in
France two days later.
 Which famous cruise served as a setting for this
film,two years before an unfortunate incident
occured?
 The wellness spa of the cruise was decorated with the
prints of a nearly 300 year old artwork before it got
lost in the incident.What artwork?
 The 26-foot-tall ,34,000-pound sculpture,
manufactured of painted stainless steel and
aluminium was designed by Seward Johnson.
 In August and September 2011 the statue was
vandalized three times, most recently being splashed
with red paint. In the opinion of the executive director
of the Chicago Public Arts Group, this was because the
statue is laden with provocative and sexual meaning.
 At least one full size counterfeit is known to have been
created and displayed, as a discarded sculpture ,and
was photographed in a dump after being displayed
outside a business center in Guigang, China.
 What sculpture?
 ________________
 ________________
 Pretty Boy Floyd
 Baby Face Nelson
 Alvin Karpis
 Joaquin Guzman Loera
 What connects these individuals? (5)
 Identify the two missing names.(2.5 + 2.5)
 The phrase was originated from a popular song
written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and
published in 1952.Two versions of the song, by Pearl
Bailey and by Louis Armstrong, charted in 1952.
 The phrase was reported widely in the international
media when X quipped about Russian-American
relations during a 1982 news conference.
 X stated: "For ten years détente was based on words
by them [the Russians] and not any words to back
them up.And we need some action that they — [insert
phrase here]”.
 What phrase?
 X?
 GeorgeWingrave (who would become a senior
manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the
founder of a London printing business,),The dog
Montmorency and X completes the group.
 Who was X?
 What did they do?
 Use the next picture as a clue.
 The palace was built and designed under the
supervision of Colonel Duncan MacLeod of the Bengal
Corps of Engineers. He was the father of Sir Donald
McLeod.
 The foundation stone of the palace was laid on August
9, 1829, and that very day the construction work was
started.William Cavendish was the then Governor-
General.
 Identify the palace.
 The Durbar Hall of the palace has a certain entity
which is the second largest of its kind in the world,
after one in Buckingham Palace.What?
 The bunker at ______ __ was constructed by a group of
underworld smugglers in 1943.The smugglers who had
built it were helping the ŻOB(Jewish Combat Organization)
as guides. On 8 May 1943, three weeks after the start of the
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the "bunker" was found out
by the Nazis, there were around 300 people inside.The
smugglers surrendered, but the ŻOB command, including
Mordechaj Anielewicz, the leader of the uprising, stood
firm.The Nazis threw tear gas into the shelter to force the
occupants out. Anielewicz, his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer and
many of his staff committed mass suicide by ingesting
poison rather than surrender, though a few fighters who did
neither managed to get out of a rear exit.
 What’s the blank,also the name of a 1961 literary work by
the person pictured in the next slide?
 Film Socialisme was a 2010 movie directed by Jean-
Luc Godard, first screened at the 2010 Cannes Film
Festival, to a widely varying reception, and
released in France two days later.
 Which famous cruise served as a setting for this
film,two years before an unfortunate accident?
 The wellness spa of the cruise was decorated with
the prints of a nearly 300 year old artwork before it
got lost in the accident.What artwork?
 The 26-foot-tall ,34,000-pound sculpture,
manufactured of painted stainless steel and
aluminium was designed by Seward Johnson.
 In August and September 2011 the statue was
vandalized three times, most recently being splashed
with red paint. In the opinion of the executive director
of the Chicago Public Arts Group, this was because the
statue is laden with provocative and sexual meaning.
 At least one full size counterfeit is known to have been
created and displayed, as a discarded sculpture ,and
was photographed in a dump after being displayed
outside a business center in Guigang, China.
 What sculpture?
 ________________
 ________________
 Pretty Boy Floyd
 Baby Face Nelson
 Alvin Karpis
 Joaquin Guzman Loera
 What connects these individuals? (5)
 Identify the two missing names. (2.5+2.5)
 The phrase was originated from a popular song
written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and
published in 1952.Two versions of the song, by Pearl
Bailey and by Louis Armstrong was charted.
 The phrase was widely reported in the international
media when X quipped about Russian-American
relations during a 1982 news conference.
 X stated: "For ten years détente was based on words
by them [the Russians] and not any words to back
them up.And we need some action that they — [insert
phrase here]”.
 What phrase?
 X?
 GeorgeWingrave (who would become a senior
manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the
founder of a London printing business,),The dog
Montmorency and X completes the group.
 Who was X?
 What did they do?
 Use the next picture as a clue.
 The palace was built and designed under the
supervision of Colonel Duncan MacLeod of the Bengal
Corps of Engineers. He was the father of Sir Donald
McLeod.
 The foundation stone of the palace was laid on August
9, 1829, and that very day the construction work was
started.William Cavendish was the then Governor-
General.
 Identify the palace.
 The Durbar Hall of the palace has a certain entity
which is the second largest of its kind in the world,
after one in Buckingham Palace.What?
 Clockwise Round
 17 questions
 Infinite Bounce/Pounce
 +10/-5
 It was founded in 1918 by Lord _______ , the then Governor of
Bombay._______ was refused permission to take an Indian
Maharaja with him to the Bombay Gymkhana, Byculla Club and
Royal BombayYacht Club,which then allowed only Europeans
and hence, decided to start a club that both Indians and
Europeans could go to.Permanent membership is closed except
for members sons though temporary corporate memberships are
open. In the 1980s membership was temporarily opened but then
later closed due to overwhelming demand.
 Identify the club/fitb.
 A banquet was held there in 1954 to celebrate the first Filmfare
awards ceremony.The event was attended by actor Gregory
Peck.One of the award winners was denied entry into the club as
he was dressed in a dhoti.
Who?
 The project was conceived in 1912 byWarren with
his friend, French portrait artist Paul César Helleu,
and executed by James Monroe Hewlett and
Charles Basing of Hewlett-Basing Studio, with
Helleu consulting.The original one was replaced in
the late 1930s to correct falling plaster.
 What project was this?
 What was the reason behind the hole which you
can see in the next image?
 A bag carrying diplomatic mail from India has been
found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps back in 2012.
 The bag recovered from the glacier has markings
saying "Diplomatic mail" and "Ministry of External
Affairs", as the foreign ministry is called in India.
 It was widely in the news because the bag was
associated with an incident which happened several
decades ago.
 What was the unfortunate outcome of that incident?
 The bag was from the Air India Flight 101 which
crashed in the Mont Blanc.
 Josef ____ was a painter of the Cubist school, he later
developed his own playful primitive style. He
collaborated with his brother on a number of plays and
short stories; on his own, he wrote the utopian play
Land of Many Names and several novels, as well as
critical essays in which he argued for the art of the
unconscious, of children, and of 'savages'. He wrote
Poems from a Concentration Camp in the Bergen-
Belsen concentration camp, where he died in 1945.
 He was credited by his younger brother to have coined
a certain term.
 Who was his brother?What term?
 In 1921, a Popular Science journalist went to find out the
reason behind it. Hugh S. Fullerton took X, to Columbia
University’s “physiological department,” where two
researchers awaited him. “They led X into the great
laboratory of the university,” Fullerton wrote, “figuratively
took him apart, watched the wheels go round.” After a surely
exhaustive study, he wrote:
 The secret of X is reduced to non-scientific terms, is that his
eyes and ears function more rapidly than those of others; that
his brain records sensations more quickly and transmits its
orders to the muscles much faster than does that of the
average man.”
 What was being studied?
 Founded by Charles Lewis ____ and John B.Youngin
Brooklyn, Connecticut in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy
goods emporium", the store initially sold a wide variety of
stationery items, and operated as “_____ ,Young and Ellis"
in Lower Manhattan.The name was shortened to _____ &
Company in 1853 when Charles _____ took control.
 Unlike other stores at the time in the 1830s, they clearly
marked the prices on its goods to forestall any haggling over
prices. In addition, against the social norm at the time, they
only accepted cash payments, and did not accept payments
on credit.
 Identify the company.
 During a lunch with a certain Pete Rozelle in 1966, this
company’s then vice president Oscar Riedner made a sketch
on a cocktail napkin and it resulted something from the
world of sports.What?
 The barn is located in Jordans, England.This barn was
identified in the 1920s as having been made from the
remnants of the ________ .
 The late Dr. Rendel Harris, distinguished professor of history
at Cambridge University, spent years doing research for his
1911 bookThe Finding of the ________ . His long study
verified the authenticity of the fine old barn whose still-
existing farm records list the purchase from an Ipswich
dealer.
 The evidence is entirely unconvincing, but that has not
stopped it from becoming a tourist attraction nonetheless.
 What was the source of the wood used for making the barn?
 Ahead of the forthcoming event, however, with a
massive influx of tourists and their bowel movements
expected in the country, the manufacturers have
reached a consensus. At a press conference on
Tuesday, representatives from the nine companies
that make up the country’s _______Equipment
Industry Association unveiled eight new symbols to
accompany the various key functions.
 Models released from April this year will all be
standardized, and the manufacturers hope it might
even become an international standard.
 Where are these symbols used?
 The original insignia was created in 1877 by Louis B.
Tiffany (Tiffany & Co.) for a medal to be awarded
by the NewYork City Police Department to Officer
John McDowell – the first NYC policeman shot in
the line of duty.
 In 1909 the insignia was adopted by the NewYork
Highlanders BaseballClub and appeared on their
uniforms as a proud endorsement of the city.
 What logo?
 A Little Romance is a 1979 AmericanTechnicolor and
Panavision romantic comedy film directed by George
Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier,Thelonious
Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut.
 The film follows a French boy and an American girl
who meet in Paris and begin a romance that leads to a
journey to a certain place where they hope to seal
their love forever with a kiss at an important landmark
in that place.
 Just identify the Landmark.
 The name of the landmark was supposedly given by
Lord Byron and was designed by Antonio Contino.
 The Good Hotel Guide is an annual book publication,
founded in 1977, listing and describing what they profess to
be the finest hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It also
publishes a Continental Europe edition and a combined
Great Britain andWestern Europe guide book.
 The Good Hotel Guide awards what it believes to be the top
ten very best hotels in the country with a n award which are
described as "Oscars for the hotel industry".The first awards
were given in 1986. Hotels which are recipients of this award
often display this award or mention it on their websites as a
sign of top quality and approval.
 Use the picture on the next slide as a clue and name the
awards.
 César Baldaccini - after whom the national film
award of France is named. But this one is not
related with him though.
 He was the first president of an organization which was a
forerunner to the present AmateurTrapshooting
Association. In 1916 he headed the newly-founded American
AmateurTrapshooting Association. He was also the
chairman of the National Association of Shotgun Owners. He
served the AATA again as president in 1918, until it was
disbanded in 1919 and absorbed by the American
Trapshooting Association. In 1920 he became a delegate
from NewYork State to the new association and assisted on
handicapping committees at major tournaments.
 Who?
 A famous group used his 1893 creation for a certain purpose
because it was in the public domain and free from royalties.
 Identify the group and what creation?
 The Photographer is a three-part mixed media performance
accompanied by music by composer Philip Glass.The
libretto is based on the life and homicide trial of 19th-
century American photographer. Commissioned by the
Holland Festival, the opera was first performed in 1982 at
the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
 His most famous project was financed by a person (pictured)
who migrated to California from NewYork at the time of
the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and
wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He
served one two-year term as governor of California after his
election in 1861, and later eight years as senator from the
state.
 Identify the photographer and his financer.
 What project?
 The identity of the person has long been a source of
heated debate. First, fingers were pointed atWillem
van Maaren, who worked in a certain warehouse.
Despite two investigations into his involvement , he
was never conclusively proven as the individual who
did that.
 Biographer Melissa Müller later pointed the finger at
Lena-Hartog van Bladeren, who regularly cleaned the
building, and a Dutch man named Anton Ahlers
claimed in 2002 that his anti-Semitic father was the
person involved. But neither case was ever proven.
 What do these people claim to have done?
 Bernardo Bellotto was the court painter for King
StanislawAugust Poniatowski from 1768 until the
artist’s death in 1780, painted more than 20 city
views with stately palaces and churches, city
streets with noblemen in carriages, and residents
in scenes of everyday life.
 How was the paintings he created during his
tenure as the court painter put into great use in
the 20th century?
 Used in rebuilding the city of Warsaw after its
near-complete destruction by German troops
duringWorldWar II.
 The author came across the idea while working at General
Electric:
 The author credits the invention of ________ to X, who pioneered
the study of thin films and interfaces. While working in the public
relations office at General Electric, he came across a story of how
X, who won the 1932 Nobel Prize for his work at General Electric,
was charged with the responsibility of entertaining the author H.
G.Wells, who was visiting the company in the early 1930s. X is
said to have come up with an idea about a form of solid water
that was stable at room temperature in the hopes thatWells
might be inspired to write a story about it. Apparently,Wells was
not inspired and neither he nor X ever published anything about
it. After X andWells had died, the author decided to use the idea
in his book.
 Name the author , the scientist X(pictured) and the book in which
it was featured.
 Santo Condorelli is an Italian Canadian competitive
swimmer set an American National Age Group Record
for the 17-18 age group in the 100m Freestyle. He
currently swims for the University of Southern
California. In 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic
team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.He finished 4th
in the 100 m freestyle in a time of 47.88, missing a
bronze medal by 0.03 seconds.
 He was in the news during the Rio Olympics thanks to
a bizarre ritual he followed prior to his swims, as a way
to boost confidence and relieve stress.
 What did he do?
 Written Round
 7 questions
 10 points per question
 Topic :- Animals
 The __________ Defence is a name for various irregular
chess opening systems in which Black moves a number of his
pawns to the third rank, often developing his pieces to the
second rank, and does not move any of his pawns to the
fourth rank in the opening.
 GrandmasterTiger Hillarp Persson has written:
 “It looks almost ridiculously passive and many theoreticians
consider it to be a peaceful, almost meek animal. On closer
scrutiny the animal, the position, and the statistics look
almost entirely different. It is a fierce animal; ready to crush
anyone who gets too close.”
 What’s the blank?
 The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani,
painted at a time when she was the mistress of
Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.
 It is currently displayed atWawel Royal Castle whilst
renovations are carried out at the painting's home,
Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.
 This painting is part of an exhaustive list of 4
elements of which the two are La belle ferronnière
and Ginevra de' Benci.
 Which painting is this?
 Identify the 4th one in this.
 On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz, along with Salvatore
Naturale and RobertWestenberg, attempted to rob a branch of
the Chase Manhattan bank at 450 Avenue P in Gravesend,
Brooklyn.The heist was meant to pay for paying his wife’s sex
reassignment surgery.Wojtowicz and Naturale held seven Chase
Manhattan bank employees hostage for 14 hours. Westenberg
fled the scene before the robbery was underway when he saw a
police car on the street. Wojtowicz, a former bank teller, had
some knowledge of bank operations.
 However, he apparently based his plan on scenes from the movie
The Godfather, which he had seen earlier that day.The robbers
became media celebrities. Wojtowicz was arrested, but Naturale
was killed by the FBI during the final moments of the incident.
 What from the world of Pop culture was inspired by this incident?
 In 1872, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service as a
civilian scout to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, for "gallantry in
action" at Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska. In 1917, the
U.S. Army—after Congress revised the standards for the
award—removed from the rolls 911 medals previously
awarded to civilians or for actions that would not warrant a
Medal of Honor under the new higher standards. His medal
was among those revoked.
 Movies about him inspired a youth subculture in the Belgian
Congo in the 1950s, with young men and women dressing
like him and forming neighborhood gangs. After Congolese
independence some of these men went on to have careers in
the music industry.
 Who?
 During the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey
an Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence coined the
nickname based on X’s blonde hair and burly physique.
X’s agent Mark McCormack asked Lawrence what he
thought of X, and the writer told McCormack he
thought X looked like a “big, cuddly, ________ _____.”
 In addition, X attended UpperArlington High School in
Columbus, Ohio, and the school’s mascot was also
connected to the nickname.
 Who is X?
 What nickname? Or fitb.
 F. O. Oertel was a German-born archaeologist known for
playing an important role in the restoration of the Diwan-i-
Amm and Jahangiri Mahal in the Agra Fort and the
reconstruction of the four minarets of the south gateway of
the Akbar tomb in Sikandra in 1905–1906 ,all work was done
under the leadership of Lord Curzon as preparation to the
visit of the Prince and Princess ofWales.
 He also guided the Prince and the Princess ofWales (later
King GeorgeV and Queen Mary) around the fort of Agra
during the RoyalTour of 1905–1906.
 But he was well known for a certain project of his which
happened prior to the Royal visit.
 What was Mr Oertel’s claim to fame?
 Percy Shaw started the company Reflecting
Roadstuds Ltd to manufacture these devices. Sales
were initially slow, but approval from the Ministry
ofTransport and the blackout in the SecondWorld
War gave a huge boost to production and the firm,
located near Shaw's home, grew in size making
more than a million units a year, which were
exported all over the world.
 What was his invention?
 The __________ Defence is a name for various irregular
chess opening systems in which Black moves a number of his
pawns to the third rank, often developing his pieces to the
second rank, and does not move any of his pawns to the
fourth rank in the opening.
 GrandmasterTiger Hillarp Persson has written:
 “It looks almost ridiculously passive and many theoreticians
consider it to be a peaceful, almost meek animal. On closer
scrutiny the animal, the position, and the statistics look
almost entirely different. It is a fierce animal; ready to crush
anyone who gets too close.”
 What’s the blank?
 The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani,
painted at a time when she was the mistress of
Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.
 It is currently displayed atWawel Royal Castle whilst
renovations are carried out at the painting's home,
Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.
 This painting is part of an exhaustive list of 4
elements of which the two are La belle ferronnière
and Ginevra de' Benci.
 Which painting is this?
 Identify the 4th one in this.
 On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz, along with Salvatore
Naturale and RobertWestenberg, attempted to rob a branch of
the Chase Manhattan bank at 450 Avenue P in Gravesend,
Brooklyn.The heist was meant to pay for paying his wife’s sex
reassignment surgery.Wojtowicz and Naturale held seven Chase
Manhattan bank employees hostage for 14 hours. Westenberg
fled the scene before the robbery was underway when he saw a
police car on the street. Wojtowicz, a former bank teller, had
some knowledge of bank operations.
 However, he apparently based his plan on scenes from the movie
The Godfather, which he had seen earlier that day.The robbers
became media celebrities. Wojtowicz was arrested, but Naturale
was killed by the FBI during the final moments of the incident.
 What from the world of Pop culture was inspired by this incident?
 In 1872, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service as a
civilian scout to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, for "gallantry in
action" at Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska. In 1917, the
U.S. Army—after Congress revised the standards for the
award—removed from the rolls 911 medals previously
awarded to civilians or for actions that would not warrant a
Medal of Honor under the new higher standards. His medal
was among those revoked.
 Movies about him inspired a youth subculture in the Belgian
Congo in the 1950s, with young men and women dressing
like him and forming neighborhood gangs. After Congolese
independence some of the these men went on to have
careers in the music industry.
 Who?
 During the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey
an Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence coined the
nickname based on X’s blonde hair and burly physique.
X’s agent Mark McCormack asked Lawrence what he
thought of X, and the writer told McCormack he
thought X looked like a “big, cuddly, ________ _____.”
 In addition, X attended UpperArlington High School in
Columbus, Ohio, and the school’s mascot was also
connected to the nickname.
 Who is X?
 What nickname? Or fitb.
 F. O. Oertel was a German-born archaeologist known for
playing an important role in the restoration of the Diwan-i-
Amm and Jahangiri Mahal in the Agra Fort and the
reconstruction of the four minarets of the south gateway of
the Akbar tomb in Sikandra in 1905–1906 ,all work was done
under the leadership of Lord Curzon as preparation to the
visit of the Prince and Princess ofWales.
 He also guided the Prince and the Princess ofWales (later
King GeorgeV and Queen Mary) around the fort of Agra
during the RoyalTour of 1905–1906.
 But he was well known for a certain project of his which
happened prior to the Royal visit.
 What was Mr Oertel’s claim to fame?
 Percy Shaw started the company Reflecting
Roadstuds Ltd to manufacture these devices. Sales
were initially slow, but approval from the Ministry
ofTransport and the blackout in the SecondWorld
War gave a huge boost to production and the firm,
located near Shaw's home, grew in size making
more than a million units a year, which were
exported all over the world.
 What was his invention?
 Clockwise Round
 17 questions
 Infinite Bounce/Pounce
 +10/-5
 The letter reads (in French) "Il suffit que je sois bien
malheureuse pour avoir droit a votre bienveillance"
or in English, "Given that I am unhappy, I have a
right to your help“.
 Where would one come across this piece of paper?
 In 1951, Eugene Kolkey, an accomplished graphic artist and
Art Director for Leo Burnett, sketched a character for a
contest to become the official mascot of X. Kolkey designed
a mascot and named after an ad man at Leo Burnett—
Raymond AnthonyWells.
 The mascot competed against three other potential mascots
for the public's affection: Katy the Kangaroo,Elmo the
Elephant, and Newt the Gnu.
 What mascot?
 Tracing back to 1986, X battled with a different situation in
regards to trademark. It was discovered that a certain
mascot named Hadori was so similar to the above
mentioned mascot and resulted lawsuits.
 What was Hadori the mascot of?
 When his biographer, Arthur H. Saxon, tried to track down
when he had uttered this phrase, he was unable to verify it.
According to Saxon, "There's no contemporary account of it,
or even any suggestion that the word ______ was used in the
derogatory sense in his day.
 Some sources claim the quote is most likely from famous
con-man Joseph ("Paper Collar Joe") Bessimer, and other
sources say it was actually uttered by David Hannum,
spoken in reference to his part in the Cardiff Giant hoax.
 In the John Dos Passos novelThe 42nd Parallel, the
quotation is attributed to MarkTwain.
 Who?
 What quotation was attributed to him?
 Samuel Orchart Beeton was an English publisher, best known as
the publisher of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household
Management.He also founded and published Boy's Own
Magazine (1855–90), the first and most influential boys'
magazine. He launched The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine,
a pioneering serial for middle-class women, the same year.
Beeton made his first fortune as he secured the rights of a
famous 1852 work and became its first British publisher.
 Which book,one of the best selling books of all time?
 His other claim to fame is that he was also the founder of
Beeton's Christmas Annual , a paperback magazine printed in
England yearly between 1860 and 1898 .They paid £25 for the
rights for a work and published it in its Novemeber 1887 edition.
 What work?
 When Mary Anderson received her patent, she tried to sell it
to a Canadian manufacturing firm, but the company refused:
The device had no practical value, it said, and so was not
worth any money.Though her invention became a standard
equipment by around 1922,Anderson never profited from it.
People scoffed at Anderson’s invention, saying that it would
cause accidents. Her patent expired before she could entice
anyone to use her idea.
 In 1922,A company which took its name after a French
explorer became the first to adopt them as a standard
equipment.
 What was her invention?
 Which company?
 The famous rivalry which consists of two epic
contests, gave rise to a paradox, a concept in sports
economics. It was first identified and named byWalter
C. Neale, in his article "The peculiar economics of
professional sports", published in the Quarterly Journal
of Economics in February 1964.The paradox, as
identified by Neale, is that the general rule
that monopoly is the "ideal market position of a firm"
does not hold for professional sports.Where non-
sporting firms are "better off the smaller or less
important the competition", sporting firms require
competitors to be successful”.
 Identify the paradox/Name the two people involved in
the rivalry.
 Robert Tor Russell was a British architect who worked as the
ChiefArchitect to the Public Works Department,
Government of India.
 Russell also served with distinction during the FirstWorld
War, and later, after retiring from India, became a civil
servant for the British Government.
 His most famous creation was named after Prince Arthur,
third son of QueenVictoria who visited India in 1921.
 The creation is modeled after a building designed by John
Wood theYounger ,built between 1767 and 1774, it is among
the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found
in the United Kingdom.
 What creation?
 What was it modeled on?
 Chris Messina is a former American Developer
Experience Lead at Uber, where he enforced the
terms and conditions of Uber's proprietary
APIs.Previously an open source and open standards
advocate, Messina is best known for his idea which is
now universally adopted.
 A certain Evan Williams admitted that when Messina
came up with the idea, he didn’t see the concept
becoming so popular.
 What was the claim to fame of Chris Messina?
 The company's roots go back to 1857 when the Saucona Iron
Company was first organized by Augustus Wolle.The Panic of
1857, a national financial crisis, halted further organization of the
company.
 In 1893. the company manufactured an entity which was named
in honor of its creator George Washington Gale _____ Jr and it
generated nearly $750,000 profit.
 In 1898, X joined the company as a management consultant in
order to solve an expensive machine shop capacity problem and
rest is history. X was also an accomplished tennis and golf player.
X and Clarence Clark won the inaugural United States National
tennis doubles championship at Newport Casino in 1881. In the
1900 Summer Olympics, X finished fourth in golf.
 What company?
 What 1893 creation?
 Who is X?
 The series of management principles established
byTaylor would later be known as scientific
management principles to increase mass
production.
 Mary Pickersgill stitched it from a combination of
cotton and dyed English wool bunting, assisted by
her daughter, two nieces, and an African American
indentured servant. (Her elderly mother may also
have helped.)
 A 2-inch by 5-inch scrap of this thing- white and red,
with a seam down the middle - was sold at auction in
Dallas,TX on November 30, 2011, for $38,837: the
snippet was, presumably, cut from this as a souvenir
in the mid-19th century.
 Where exactly was this snippet sourced from?
 In June 1929 a squad of embarrassed policemen raided the
Warren gallery in London, and seized 13 paintings by X.They
were spared from being burned on condition that they were
never exhibited in Britain again.
 The paintings were exported - "to corrupt some other poor
buggers" as X remarked - but a set of replicas was on view at
the Pan bookshop in London back in 2003.
 Identify the painter who went through a lot of legal troubles
for a different work as well.
 The originals were inherited by X's widow, Frieda, then by
her third husband, and most were then sold to a Greek
hotelier in New Mexico called Saki Karavas, who once
offered to return them to Britain under a certain condition.
What condition?
 This Lea & Perrins brand was commercialised in 1837 and
has continued to be the leading global brand of X.
 The packaging originally stated that the X came "from the
recipe of a nobleman in the county".The company has also
claimed that "Lord Marcus Sandys, ex-Governor of Bengal"
encountered it while in India with the East India
Company in the 1830s, and commissioned the
local apothecaries to recreate it.
 X is also an important ingredient in a dish which was
supposedly created by an Italian immigrant when a Fourth
of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen's supplies.
 X?
 Dish?
 The first person with this distinction was Annie Moore, a 17-
year-old girl from Cork, Ireland, who arrived on the ship
Nevada on January 1, 1892. She and her two brothers were
coming to America to meet their parents, who had moved to
NewYork two years prior. She received a greeting from
officials and a $10 gold coin. It was the largest sum of money
she had ever owned.The last person to have the same
distinction was a Norwegian merchant seaman by the name
of Arne Peterssen in 1954.
 What distinction?
 A famous American businessman got his surname thanks to
the entity associated with the above distinction.
 Who?
 First and the last immigrant to the United States
to pass through federal immigrant inspection at
the Ellis Island station in NewYork Harbor.
 Directly taken from the official website of a company
______ ___ .
 X was felicitated with the award for her 'Personal
Achievement in Adventure Sports and Women’s
Upliftment in the country' by Shri Lakshmikant
Sharma, Minister of Culture, Madhya Pradesh at a
function held in Gwalior on June 18, 2013.
 X joined ______ ___ in 1984 as the Chief of ______ ___
Adventure Foundation, after her successful
achievement and since then she has been involved in
promoting multifarious adventure activities for the
community in general and ______ ___ in particular.
 The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837,
when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for
the use of land as the first public botanical garden
in the United States.
 The number of visitors to this particular landmark
within the garden was increased for a great
extend in August 2014.
 Why?
 SerafimTodorov now lives on a monthly pension of $435.
He and his wife are both unemployed after working at
supermarkets and sausage factories.Todorov's
neighborhood in Bulgaria is ridden with drug dealers and
"underworld bosses" who have offeredTodorov positions,
but he has turned them down.
 Todorov was the last person to have done something in
1996. He said he was approached by three men after his
achievement who offered him a professional contract, but
he didn’t accept any of those.
 What was Serafim Todorov’s claim to fame?
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a gold-
plated replica to King Salman of SaudiArabia
back in April 2016, he was underlining the trade
links that existed between India and SaudiArabia
since the first millennium BC.
 What was this a replica of?
 Feedback and brickbats welcome.
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Bodhi 2017 - Finals

  • 1.  BODHI –THE OPEN GENERAL QUIZ
  • 2.  4 Rounds  Round 1 :Written Round – 7 questions  Round 2 : Infinite Bounce – 17 questions  Round 3 :Written Round – 7 questions  Round 4 : Infinite Bounce – 17 questions
  • 3.  Written Round  7 questions  10 points each  Topic :- Numbers
  • 4.  The bunker at ______ __ was constructed by a group of underworld smugglers in 1943.The smugglers who had built it were helping the ŻOB(Jewish Combat Organization) as guides. On 8 May 1943, three weeks after the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the "bunker" was found out by the Nazis, there were around 300 people inside.The smugglers surrendered, but the ŻOB command, including Mordechaj Anielewicz, the leader of the uprising, stood firm.The Nazis threw tear gas into the shelter to force the occupants out. Anielewicz, his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer and many of his staff committed mass suicide by ingesting poison rather than surrender, though a few fighters who did neither managed to get out of a rear exit.  What’s the blank,also the name of a 1961 literary work by the person pictured in the next slide?
  • 5.
  • 6.  Film Socialisme was a 2010 movie directed by Jean- Luc Godard, first screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, to a widely varying reception, and released in France two days later.  Which famous cruise served as a setting for this film,two years before an unfortunate incident occured?  The wellness spa of the cruise was decorated with the prints of a nearly 300 year old artwork before it got lost in the incident.What artwork?
  • 7.
  • 8.  The 26-foot-tall ,34,000-pound sculpture, manufactured of painted stainless steel and aluminium was designed by Seward Johnson.  In August and September 2011 the statue was vandalized three times, most recently being splashed with red paint. In the opinion of the executive director of the Chicago Public Arts Group, this was because the statue is laden with provocative and sexual meaning.  At least one full size counterfeit is known to have been created and displayed, as a discarded sculpture ,and was photographed in a dump after being displayed outside a business center in Guigang, China.  What sculpture?
  • 9.  ________________  ________________  Pretty Boy Floyd  Baby Face Nelson  Alvin Karpis  Joaquin Guzman Loera  What connects these individuals? (5)  Identify the two missing names.(2.5 + 2.5)
  • 10.  The phrase was originated from a popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and published in 1952.Two versions of the song, by Pearl Bailey and by Louis Armstrong, charted in 1952.  The phrase was reported widely in the international media when X quipped about Russian-American relations during a 1982 news conference.  X stated: "For ten years détente was based on words by them [the Russians] and not any words to back them up.And we need some action that they — [insert phrase here]”.  What phrase?  X?
  • 11.  GeorgeWingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business,),The dog Montmorency and X completes the group.  Who was X?  What did they do?  Use the next picture as a clue.
  • 12.
  • 13.  The palace was built and designed under the supervision of Colonel Duncan MacLeod of the Bengal Corps of Engineers. He was the father of Sir Donald McLeod.  The foundation stone of the palace was laid on August 9, 1829, and that very day the construction work was started.William Cavendish was the then Governor- General.  Identify the palace.  The Durbar Hall of the palace has a certain entity which is the second largest of its kind in the world, after one in Buckingham Palace.What?
  • 14.
  • 15.  The bunker at ______ __ was constructed by a group of underworld smugglers in 1943.The smugglers who had built it were helping the ŻOB(Jewish Combat Organization) as guides. On 8 May 1943, three weeks after the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the "bunker" was found out by the Nazis, there were around 300 people inside.The smugglers surrendered, but the ŻOB command, including Mordechaj Anielewicz, the leader of the uprising, stood firm.The Nazis threw tear gas into the shelter to force the occupants out. Anielewicz, his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer and many of his staff committed mass suicide by ingesting poison rather than surrender, though a few fighters who did neither managed to get out of a rear exit.  What’s the blank,also the name of a 1961 literary work by the person pictured in the next slide?
  • 16.
  • 17.
  • 18.  Film Socialisme was a 2010 movie directed by Jean- Luc Godard, first screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, to a widely varying reception, and released in France two days later.  Which famous cruise served as a setting for this film,two years before an unfortunate accident?  The wellness spa of the cruise was decorated with the prints of a nearly 300 year old artwork before it got lost in the accident.What artwork?
  • 19.
  • 20.
  • 21.
  • 22.  The 26-foot-tall ,34,000-pound sculpture, manufactured of painted stainless steel and aluminium was designed by Seward Johnson.  In August and September 2011 the statue was vandalized three times, most recently being splashed with red paint. In the opinion of the executive director of the Chicago Public Arts Group, this was because the statue is laden with provocative and sexual meaning.  At least one full size counterfeit is known to have been created and displayed, as a discarded sculpture ,and was photographed in a dump after being displayed outside a business center in Guigang, China.  What sculpture?
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25.  ________________  ________________  Pretty Boy Floyd  Baby Face Nelson  Alvin Karpis  Joaquin Guzman Loera  What connects these individuals? (5)  Identify the two missing names. (2.5+2.5)
  • 26.
  • 27.  The phrase was originated from a popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and published in 1952.Two versions of the song, by Pearl Bailey and by Louis Armstrong was charted.  The phrase was widely reported in the international media when X quipped about Russian-American relations during a 1982 news conference.  X stated: "For ten years détente was based on words by them [the Russians] and not any words to back them up.And we need some action that they — [insert phrase here]”.  What phrase?  X?
  • 28.
  • 29.  GeorgeWingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business,),The dog Montmorency and X completes the group.  Who was X?  What did they do?  Use the next picture as a clue.
  • 30.
  • 31.
  • 32.  The palace was built and designed under the supervision of Colonel Duncan MacLeod of the Bengal Corps of Engineers. He was the father of Sir Donald McLeod.  The foundation stone of the palace was laid on August 9, 1829, and that very day the construction work was started.William Cavendish was the then Governor- General.  Identify the palace.  The Durbar Hall of the palace has a certain entity which is the second largest of its kind in the world, after one in Buckingham Palace.What?
  • 33.
  • 34.
  • 35.  Clockwise Round  17 questions  Infinite Bounce/Pounce  +10/-5
  • 36.  It was founded in 1918 by Lord _______ , the then Governor of Bombay._______ was refused permission to take an Indian Maharaja with him to the Bombay Gymkhana, Byculla Club and Royal BombayYacht Club,which then allowed only Europeans and hence, decided to start a club that both Indians and Europeans could go to.Permanent membership is closed except for members sons though temporary corporate memberships are open. In the 1980s membership was temporarily opened but then later closed due to overwhelming demand.  Identify the club/fitb.  A banquet was held there in 1954 to celebrate the first Filmfare awards ceremony.The event was attended by actor Gregory Peck.One of the award winners was denied entry into the club as he was dressed in a dhoti. Who?
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39.
  • 40.  The project was conceived in 1912 byWarren with his friend, French portrait artist Paul César Helleu, and executed by James Monroe Hewlett and Charles Basing of Hewlett-Basing Studio, with Helleu consulting.The original one was replaced in the late 1930s to correct falling plaster.  What project was this?  What was the reason behind the hole which you can see in the next image?
  • 41.
  • 42.
  • 43.
  • 44.
  • 45.  A bag carrying diplomatic mail from India has been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps back in 2012.  The bag recovered from the glacier has markings saying "Diplomatic mail" and "Ministry of External Affairs", as the foreign ministry is called in India.  It was widely in the news because the bag was associated with an incident which happened several decades ago.  What was the unfortunate outcome of that incident?
  • 46.
  • 47.
  • 48.  The bag was from the Air India Flight 101 which crashed in the Mont Blanc.
  • 49.  Josef ____ was a painter of the Cubist school, he later developed his own playful primitive style. He collaborated with his brother on a number of plays and short stories; on his own, he wrote the utopian play Land of Many Names and several novels, as well as critical essays in which he argued for the art of the unconscious, of children, and of 'savages'. He wrote Poems from a Concentration Camp in the Bergen- Belsen concentration camp, where he died in 1945.  He was credited by his younger brother to have coined a certain term.  Who was his brother?What term?
  • 50.
  • 51.
  • 52.
  • 53.  In 1921, a Popular Science journalist went to find out the reason behind it. Hugh S. Fullerton took X, to Columbia University’s “physiological department,” where two researchers awaited him. “They led X into the great laboratory of the university,” Fullerton wrote, “figuratively took him apart, watched the wheels go round.” After a surely exhaustive study, he wrote:  The secret of X is reduced to non-scientific terms, is that his eyes and ears function more rapidly than those of others; that his brain records sensations more quickly and transmits its orders to the muscles much faster than does that of the average man.”  What was being studied?
  • 54.
  • 55.
  • 56.  Founded by Charles Lewis ____ and John B.Youngin Brooklyn, Connecticut in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as “_____ ,Young and Ellis" in Lower Manhattan.The name was shortened to _____ & Company in 1853 when Charles _____ took control.  Unlike other stores at the time in the 1830s, they clearly marked the prices on its goods to forestall any haggling over prices. In addition, against the social norm at the time, they only accepted cash payments, and did not accept payments on credit.  Identify the company.  During a lunch with a certain Pete Rozelle in 1966, this company’s then vice president Oscar Riedner made a sketch on a cocktail napkin and it resulted something from the world of sports.What?
  • 57.
  • 58.
  • 59.
  • 60.
  • 61.  The barn is located in Jordans, England.This barn was identified in the 1920s as having been made from the remnants of the ________ .  The late Dr. Rendel Harris, distinguished professor of history at Cambridge University, spent years doing research for his 1911 bookThe Finding of the ________ . His long study verified the authenticity of the fine old barn whose still- existing farm records list the purchase from an Ipswich dealer.  The evidence is entirely unconvincing, but that has not stopped it from becoming a tourist attraction nonetheless.  What was the source of the wood used for making the barn?
  • 62.
  • 63.
  • 64.
  • 65.  Ahead of the forthcoming event, however, with a massive influx of tourists and their bowel movements expected in the country, the manufacturers have reached a consensus. At a press conference on Tuesday, representatives from the nine companies that make up the country’s _______Equipment Industry Association unveiled eight new symbols to accompany the various key functions.  Models released from April this year will all be standardized, and the manufacturers hope it might even become an international standard.  Where are these symbols used?
  • 66.
  • 67.
  • 68.
  • 69.  The original insignia was created in 1877 by Louis B. Tiffany (Tiffany & Co.) for a medal to be awarded by the NewYork City Police Department to Officer John McDowell – the first NYC policeman shot in the line of duty.  In 1909 the insignia was adopted by the NewYork Highlanders BaseballClub and appeared on their uniforms as a proud endorsement of the city.  What logo?
  • 70.
  • 71.
  • 72.
  • 73.  A Little Romance is a 1979 AmericanTechnicolor and Panavision romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier,Thelonious Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut.  The film follows a French boy and an American girl who meet in Paris and begin a romance that leads to a journey to a certain place where they hope to seal their love forever with a kiss at an important landmark in that place.  Just identify the Landmark.  The name of the landmark was supposedly given by Lord Byron and was designed by Antonio Contino.
  • 74.
  • 75.
  • 76.
  • 77.  The Good Hotel Guide is an annual book publication, founded in 1977, listing and describing what they profess to be the finest hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It also publishes a Continental Europe edition and a combined Great Britain andWestern Europe guide book.  The Good Hotel Guide awards what it believes to be the top ten very best hotels in the country with a n award which are described as "Oscars for the hotel industry".The first awards were given in 1986. Hotels which are recipients of this award often display this award or mention it on their websites as a sign of top quality and approval.  Use the picture on the next slide as a clue and name the awards.
  • 78.
  • 79.
  • 80.  César Baldaccini - after whom the national film award of France is named. But this one is not related with him though.
  • 81.  He was the first president of an organization which was a forerunner to the present AmateurTrapshooting Association. In 1916 he headed the newly-founded American AmateurTrapshooting Association. He was also the chairman of the National Association of Shotgun Owners. He served the AATA again as president in 1918, until it was disbanded in 1919 and absorbed by the American Trapshooting Association. In 1920 he became a delegate from NewYork State to the new association and assisted on handicapping committees at major tournaments.  Who?  A famous group used his 1893 creation for a certain purpose because it was in the public domain and free from royalties.  Identify the group and what creation?
  • 82.
  • 83.
  • 84.
  • 85.  The Photographer is a three-part mixed media performance accompanied by music by composer Philip Glass.The libretto is based on the life and homicide trial of 19th- century American photographer. Commissioned by the Holland Festival, the opera was first performed in 1982 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.  His most famous project was financed by a person (pictured) who migrated to California from NewYork at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He served one two-year term as governor of California after his election in 1861, and later eight years as senator from the state.  Identify the photographer and his financer.  What project?
  • 86.
  • 87.
  • 88.
  • 89.  The identity of the person has long been a source of heated debate. First, fingers were pointed atWillem van Maaren, who worked in a certain warehouse. Despite two investigations into his involvement , he was never conclusively proven as the individual who did that.  Biographer Melissa Müller later pointed the finger at Lena-Hartog van Bladeren, who regularly cleaned the building, and a Dutch man named Anton Ahlers claimed in 2002 that his anti-Semitic father was the person involved. But neither case was ever proven.  What do these people claim to have done?
  • 90.
  • 91.
  • 92.  Bernardo Bellotto was the court painter for King StanislawAugust Poniatowski from 1768 until the artist’s death in 1780, painted more than 20 city views with stately palaces and churches, city streets with noblemen in carriages, and residents in scenes of everyday life.  How was the paintings he created during his tenure as the court painter put into great use in the 20th century?
  • 93.
  • 94.
  • 95.  Used in rebuilding the city of Warsaw after its near-complete destruction by German troops duringWorldWar II.
  • 96.  The author came across the idea while working at General Electric:  The author credits the invention of ________ to X, who pioneered the study of thin films and interfaces. While working in the public relations office at General Electric, he came across a story of how X, who won the 1932 Nobel Prize for his work at General Electric, was charged with the responsibility of entertaining the author H. G.Wells, who was visiting the company in the early 1930s. X is said to have come up with an idea about a form of solid water that was stable at room temperature in the hopes thatWells might be inspired to write a story about it. Apparently,Wells was not inspired and neither he nor X ever published anything about it. After X andWells had died, the author decided to use the idea in his book.  Name the author , the scientist X(pictured) and the book in which it was featured.
  • 97.
  • 98.
  • 99.
  • 100.  Santo Condorelli is an Italian Canadian competitive swimmer set an American National Age Group Record for the 17-18 age group in the 100m Freestyle. He currently swims for the University of Southern California. In 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.He finished 4th in the 100 m freestyle in a time of 47.88, missing a bronze medal by 0.03 seconds.  He was in the news during the Rio Olympics thanks to a bizarre ritual he followed prior to his swims, as a way to boost confidence and relieve stress.  What did he do?
  • 101.
  • 102.
  • 103.
  • 104.  Written Round  7 questions  10 points per question  Topic :- Animals
  • 105.  The __________ Defence is a name for various irregular chess opening systems in which Black moves a number of his pawns to the third rank, often developing his pieces to the second rank, and does not move any of his pawns to the fourth rank in the opening.  GrandmasterTiger Hillarp Persson has written:  “It looks almost ridiculously passive and many theoreticians consider it to be a peaceful, almost meek animal. On closer scrutiny the animal, the position, and the statistics look almost entirely different. It is a fierce animal; ready to crush anyone who gets too close.”  What’s the blank?
  • 106.
  • 107.  The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.  It is currently displayed atWawel Royal Castle whilst renovations are carried out at the painting's home, Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.  This painting is part of an exhaustive list of 4 elements of which the two are La belle ferronnière and Ginevra de' Benci.  Which painting is this?  Identify the 4th one in this.
  • 108.  On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz, along with Salvatore Naturale and RobertWestenberg, attempted to rob a branch of the Chase Manhattan bank at 450 Avenue P in Gravesend, Brooklyn.The heist was meant to pay for paying his wife’s sex reassignment surgery.Wojtowicz and Naturale held seven Chase Manhattan bank employees hostage for 14 hours. Westenberg fled the scene before the robbery was underway when he saw a police car on the street. Wojtowicz, a former bank teller, had some knowledge of bank operations.  However, he apparently based his plan on scenes from the movie The Godfather, which he had seen earlier that day.The robbers became media celebrities. Wojtowicz was arrested, but Naturale was killed by the FBI during the final moments of the incident.  What from the world of Pop culture was inspired by this incident?
  • 109.
  • 110.  In 1872, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service as a civilian scout to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, for "gallantry in action" at Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska. In 1917, the U.S. Army—after Congress revised the standards for the award—removed from the rolls 911 medals previously awarded to civilians or for actions that would not warrant a Medal of Honor under the new higher standards. His medal was among those revoked.  Movies about him inspired a youth subculture in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, with young men and women dressing like him and forming neighborhood gangs. After Congolese independence some of these men went on to have careers in the music industry.  Who?
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  • 112.  During the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey an Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence coined the nickname based on X’s blonde hair and burly physique. X’s agent Mark McCormack asked Lawrence what he thought of X, and the writer told McCormack he thought X looked like a “big, cuddly, ________ _____.”  In addition, X attended UpperArlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, and the school’s mascot was also connected to the nickname.  Who is X?  What nickname? Or fitb.
  • 113.  F. O. Oertel was a German-born archaeologist known for playing an important role in the restoration of the Diwan-i- Amm and Jahangiri Mahal in the Agra Fort and the reconstruction of the four minarets of the south gateway of the Akbar tomb in Sikandra in 1905–1906 ,all work was done under the leadership of Lord Curzon as preparation to the visit of the Prince and Princess ofWales.  He also guided the Prince and the Princess ofWales (later King GeorgeV and Queen Mary) around the fort of Agra during the RoyalTour of 1905–1906.  But he was well known for a certain project of his which happened prior to the Royal visit.  What was Mr Oertel’s claim to fame?
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  • 115.  Percy Shaw started the company Reflecting Roadstuds Ltd to manufacture these devices. Sales were initially slow, but approval from the Ministry ofTransport and the blackout in the SecondWorld War gave a huge boost to production and the firm, located near Shaw's home, grew in size making more than a million units a year, which were exported all over the world.  What was his invention?
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  • 117.  The __________ Defence is a name for various irregular chess opening systems in which Black moves a number of his pawns to the third rank, often developing his pieces to the second rank, and does not move any of his pawns to the fourth rank in the opening.  GrandmasterTiger Hillarp Persson has written:  “It looks almost ridiculously passive and many theoreticians consider it to be a peaceful, almost meek animal. On closer scrutiny the animal, the position, and the statistics look almost entirely different. It is a fierce animal; ready to crush anyone who gets too close.”  What’s the blank?
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  • 120.  The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.  It is currently displayed atWawel Royal Castle whilst renovations are carried out at the painting's home, Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.  This painting is part of an exhaustive list of 4 elements of which the two are La belle ferronnière and Ginevra de' Benci.  Which painting is this?  Identify the 4th one in this.
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  • 124.  On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz, along with Salvatore Naturale and RobertWestenberg, attempted to rob a branch of the Chase Manhattan bank at 450 Avenue P in Gravesend, Brooklyn.The heist was meant to pay for paying his wife’s sex reassignment surgery.Wojtowicz and Naturale held seven Chase Manhattan bank employees hostage for 14 hours. Westenberg fled the scene before the robbery was underway when he saw a police car on the street. Wojtowicz, a former bank teller, had some knowledge of bank operations.  However, he apparently based his plan on scenes from the movie The Godfather, which he had seen earlier that day.The robbers became media celebrities. Wojtowicz was arrested, but Naturale was killed by the FBI during the final moments of the incident.  What from the world of Pop culture was inspired by this incident?
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  • 127.  In 1872, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service as a civilian scout to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, for "gallantry in action" at Loupe Forke, Platte River, Nebraska. In 1917, the U.S. Army—after Congress revised the standards for the award—removed from the rolls 911 medals previously awarded to civilians or for actions that would not warrant a Medal of Honor under the new higher standards. His medal was among those revoked.  Movies about him inspired a youth subculture in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, with young men and women dressing like him and forming neighborhood gangs. After Congolese independence some of the these men went on to have careers in the music industry.  Who?
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  • 130.  During the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol in New Jersey an Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence coined the nickname based on X’s blonde hair and burly physique. X’s agent Mark McCormack asked Lawrence what he thought of X, and the writer told McCormack he thought X looked like a “big, cuddly, ________ _____.”  In addition, X attended UpperArlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, and the school’s mascot was also connected to the nickname.  Who is X?  What nickname? Or fitb.
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  • 132.  F. O. Oertel was a German-born archaeologist known for playing an important role in the restoration of the Diwan-i- Amm and Jahangiri Mahal in the Agra Fort and the reconstruction of the four minarets of the south gateway of the Akbar tomb in Sikandra in 1905–1906 ,all work was done under the leadership of Lord Curzon as preparation to the visit of the Prince and Princess ofWales.  He also guided the Prince and the Princess ofWales (later King GeorgeV and Queen Mary) around the fort of Agra during the RoyalTour of 1905–1906.  But he was well known for a certain project of his which happened prior to the Royal visit.  What was Mr Oertel’s claim to fame?
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  • 135.  Percy Shaw started the company Reflecting Roadstuds Ltd to manufacture these devices. Sales were initially slow, but approval from the Ministry ofTransport and the blackout in the SecondWorld War gave a huge boost to production and the firm, located near Shaw's home, grew in size making more than a million units a year, which were exported all over the world.  What was his invention?
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  • 137.  Clockwise Round  17 questions  Infinite Bounce/Pounce  +10/-5
  • 138.  The letter reads (in French) "Il suffit que je sois bien malheureuse pour avoir droit a votre bienveillance" or in English, "Given that I am unhappy, I have a right to your help“.  Where would one come across this piece of paper?
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  • 142.  In 1951, Eugene Kolkey, an accomplished graphic artist and Art Director for Leo Burnett, sketched a character for a contest to become the official mascot of X. Kolkey designed a mascot and named after an ad man at Leo Burnett— Raymond AnthonyWells.  The mascot competed against three other potential mascots for the public's affection: Katy the Kangaroo,Elmo the Elephant, and Newt the Gnu.  What mascot?  Tracing back to 1986, X battled with a different situation in regards to trademark. It was discovered that a certain mascot named Hadori was so similar to the above mentioned mascot and resulted lawsuits.  What was Hadori the mascot of?
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  • 145.  When his biographer, Arthur H. Saxon, tried to track down when he had uttered this phrase, he was unable to verify it. According to Saxon, "There's no contemporary account of it, or even any suggestion that the word ______ was used in the derogatory sense in his day.  Some sources claim the quote is most likely from famous con-man Joseph ("Paper Collar Joe") Bessimer, and other sources say it was actually uttered by David Hannum, spoken in reference to his part in the Cardiff Giant hoax.  In the John Dos Passos novelThe 42nd Parallel, the quotation is attributed to MarkTwain.  Who?  What quotation was attributed to him?
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  • 148.  Samuel Orchart Beeton was an English publisher, best known as the publisher of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.He also founded and published Boy's Own Magazine (1855–90), the first and most influential boys' magazine. He launched The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, a pioneering serial for middle-class women, the same year. Beeton made his first fortune as he secured the rights of a famous 1852 work and became its first British publisher.  Which book,one of the best selling books of all time?  His other claim to fame is that he was also the founder of Beeton's Christmas Annual , a paperback magazine printed in England yearly between 1860 and 1898 .They paid £25 for the rights for a work and published it in its Novemeber 1887 edition.  What work?
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  • 151.  When Mary Anderson received her patent, she tried to sell it to a Canadian manufacturing firm, but the company refused: The device had no practical value, it said, and so was not worth any money.Though her invention became a standard equipment by around 1922,Anderson never profited from it. People scoffed at Anderson’s invention, saying that it would cause accidents. Her patent expired before she could entice anyone to use her idea.  In 1922,A company which took its name after a French explorer became the first to adopt them as a standard equipment.  What was her invention?  Which company?
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  • 155.  The famous rivalry which consists of two epic contests, gave rise to a paradox, a concept in sports economics. It was first identified and named byWalter C. Neale, in his article "The peculiar economics of professional sports", published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics in February 1964.The paradox, as identified by Neale, is that the general rule that monopoly is the "ideal market position of a firm" does not hold for professional sports.Where non- sporting firms are "better off the smaller or less important the competition", sporting firms require competitors to be successful”.  Identify the paradox/Name the two people involved in the rivalry.
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  • 158.  Robert Tor Russell was a British architect who worked as the ChiefArchitect to the Public Works Department, Government of India.  Russell also served with distinction during the FirstWorld War, and later, after retiring from India, became a civil servant for the British Government.  His most famous creation was named after Prince Arthur, third son of QueenVictoria who visited India in 1921.  The creation is modeled after a building designed by John Wood theYounger ,built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom.  What creation?  What was it modeled on?
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  • 163.  Chris Messina is a former American Developer Experience Lead at Uber, where he enforced the terms and conditions of Uber's proprietary APIs.Previously an open source and open standards advocate, Messina is best known for his idea which is now universally adopted.  A certain Evan Williams admitted that when Messina came up with the idea, he didn’t see the concept becoming so popular.  What was the claim to fame of Chris Messina?
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  • 167.  The company's roots go back to 1857 when the Saucona Iron Company was first organized by Augustus Wolle.The Panic of 1857, a national financial crisis, halted further organization of the company.  In 1893. the company manufactured an entity which was named in honor of its creator George Washington Gale _____ Jr and it generated nearly $750,000 profit.  In 1898, X joined the company as a management consultant in order to solve an expensive machine shop capacity problem and rest is history. X was also an accomplished tennis and golf player. X and Clarence Clark won the inaugural United States National tennis doubles championship at Newport Casino in 1881. In the 1900 Summer Olympics, X finished fourth in golf.  What company?  What 1893 creation?  Who is X?
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  • 172.  The series of management principles established byTaylor would later be known as scientific management principles to increase mass production.
  • 173.  Mary Pickersgill stitched it from a combination of cotton and dyed English wool bunting, assisted by her daughter, two nieces, and an African American indentured servant. (Her elderly mother may also have helped.)  A 2-inch by 5-inch scrap of this thing- white and red, with a seam down the middle - was sold at auction in Dallas,TX on November 30, 2011, for $38,837: the snippet was, presumably, cut from this as a souvenir in the mid-19th century.  Where exactly was this snippet sourced from?
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  • 177.  In June 1929 a squad of embarrassed policemen raided the Warren gallery in London, and seized 13 paintings by X.They were spared from being burned on condition that they were never exhibited in Britain again.  The paintings were exported - "to corrupt some other poor buggers" as X remarked - but a set of replicas was on view at the Pan bookshop in London back in 2003.  Identify the painter who went through a lot of legal troubles for a different work as well.  The originals were inherited by X's widow, Frieda, then by her third husband, and most were then sold to a Greek hotelier in New Mexico called Saki Karavas, who once offered to return them to Britain under a certain condition. What condition?
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  • 182.  This Lea & Perrins brand was commercialised in 1837 and has continued to be the leading global brand of X.  The packaging originally stated that the X came "from the recipe of a nobleman in the county".The company has also claimed that "Lord Marcus Sandys, ex-Governor of Bengal" encountered it while in India with the East India Company in the 1830s, and commissioned the local apothecaries to recreate it.  X is also an important ingredient in a dish which was supposedly created by an Italian immigrant when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen's supplies.  X?  Dish?
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  • 186.  The first person with this distinction was Annie Moore, a 17- year-old girl from Cork, Ireland, who arrived on the ship Nevada on January 1, 1892. She and her two brothers were coming to America to meet their parents, who had moved to NewYork two years prior. She received a greeting from officials and a $10 gold coin. It was the largest sum of money she had ever owned.The last person to have the same distinction was a Norwegian merchant seaman by the name of Arne Peterssen in 1954.  What distinction?  A famous American businessman got his surname thanks to the entity associated with the above distinction.  Who?
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  • 188.  First and the last immigrant to the United States to pass through federal immigrant inspection at the Ellis Island station in NewYork Harbor.
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  • 190.  Directly taken from the official website of a company ______ ___ .  X was felicitated with the award for her 'Personal Achievement in Adventure Sports and Women’s Upliftment in the country' by Shri Lakshmikant Sharma, Minister of Culture, Madhya Pradesh at a function held in Gwalior on June 18, 2013.  X joined ______ ___ in 1984 as the Chief of ______ ___ Adventure Foundation, after her successful achievement and since then she has been involved in promoting multifarious adventure activities for the community in general and ______ ___ in particular.
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  • 194.  The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837, when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States.  The number of visitors to this particular landmark within the garden was increased for a great extend in August 2014.  Why?
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  • 198.  SerafimTodorov now lives on a monthly pension of $435. He and his wife are both unemployed after working at supermarkets and sausage factories.Todorov's neighborhood in Bulgaria is ridden with drug dealers and "underworld bosses" who have offeredTodorov positions, but he has turned them down.  Todorov was the last person to have done something in 1996. He said he was approached by three men after his achievement who offered him a professional contract, but he didn’t accept any of those.  What was Serafim Todorov’s claim to fame?
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  • 202.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a gold- plated replica to King Salman of SaudiArabia back in April 2016, he was underlining the trade links that existed between India and SaudiArabia since the first millennium BC.  What was this a replica of?
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