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KAUSHIK BANERJEE
MEMORIAL QUIZ
FINALS
RESEARCHED AND CONDUCTED BY:
SAMANWAY BANERJEE
House Rules
 Switch off your mobiles!
 42 questions in the finals…
 Most answers can be worked out… so go for it!
> Decision of the quiz master stands true and final
THE DEAL:
LIST IT:
WRITTEN ROUND 1.0
INFINITE POUNCE 1.0
WRITTEN ROUND 2.0
INFINITE POUNCE 2.0
Special thanks to:
MAJOR CHANDRAKANT NAIR
ARYAPRIYA GANGULY…
For kindly reviewing the set.
•LIST IT
• CHINA is the country having the most number
of borders….
• List all of them.
• 14 countries.
• +3 for each correct answer.
• +8 for full house…
• So, 50 points up for grabs…
• The list excludes MACAU and HONGKONG

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Final

  • 1. KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ FINALS RESEARCHED AND CONDUCTED BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  • 2. House Rules  Switch off your mobiles!  42 questions in the finals…  Most answers can be worked out… so go for it! > Decision of the quiz master stands true and final
  • 3. THE DEAL: LIST IT: WRITTEN ROUND 1.0 INFINITE POUNCE 1.0 WRITTEN ROUND 2.0 INFINITE POUNCE 2.0
  • 4. Special thanks to: MAJOR CHANDRAKANT NAIR ARYAPRIYA GANGULY… For kindly reviewing the set.
  • 6. • CHINA is the country having the most number of borders…. • List all of them. • 14 countries. • +3 for each correct answer. • +8 for full house… • So, 50 points up for grabs… • The list excludes MACAU and HONGKONG
  • 8. • North Korea • Russia • Mongolia • Kazakhstan • Kyrgyzstan • Tajikistan • Afghanistan • Pakistan • India • Nepal • Bhutan • Myanmar • Laos • Vietnam
  • 9. WRITTEN ROUND 1.0 THEME: ADWORLD 6 QUESTIONS +5 FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH, YOU CAN STAKE YOUR ANSWER FOR +5. INCORRECT ANSWER, HOWEVER FETCHES YOU -5.
  • 10. ID THE MODEL ON THIS LUX AD…
  • 11. • X have used this as a slogan since 1948, and continue to do so (as of 2012). Here's the announcement of the campaign, from the New York Times' Advertising News and Notes column, August 1948: • “X Consolidated Mines Ltd., owner of Y workings in South Africa, plans a fall campaign in leading national magazines which will stress the engagement-ring tradition. Four-color ads will reproduce paintings by well-known artists and carry the slogan ‘_ ________ __ __________.' N.W. Ayer & Sons, Inc., Philadelphia, is the agency."
  • 12. What is AMUL urging people to do, in this ad?
  • 13. ID THE LITTLE GIRL IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT.
  • 14. The song used in this commercial is from which movie???
  • 17. ID THE MODEL ON THIS LUX AD…
  • 20. • X have used this as a slogan since 1948, and continue to do so (as of 2012). Here's the announcement of the campaign, from the New York Times' Advertising News and Notes column, August 1948: • “X Consolidated Mines Ltd., owner of Y workings in South Africa, plans a fall campaign in leading national magazines which will stress the engagement-ring tradition. Four-color ads will reproduce paintings by well-known artists and carry the slogan ‘_ ________ __ __________.' N.W. Ayer & Sons, Inc., Philadelphia, is the agency."
  • 23. What is AMUL urging people to do, in this ad?
  • 26. ID THE LITTLE GIRL IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT.
  • 29. The song used in this commercial is from which movie???
  • 35. • INFINITE POUNCE 1.0 • 3 STRIKE RULE APPLIES THROUGHOUT THE QUIZ • 15 QUESTIONS • +10 ON POUNCE • NO NEGATIVES ON POUNCING…
  • 36. In which list are these 2 arch-rivals ( as per political ideology) 1st and last respectively? A QUIZ BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE AUDIENCE Q.#lyadhstylz
  • 37. THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION… 1st and last to sign respectively A QUIZ BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  • 38. Pictured here is the cover of 17th June 2013 edition of TIME Magazine. TIME Magazine called it "the most beautiful cover we've ever done in our history.” Simply, id the artist.
  • 41. Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia (1844-1913) was once showing the city of Addis Ababa to foreign visitors while some criminals were being hanged from a tree. The visitors were horrified by the inhumanity of Ethiopian capital punishment and told Menelik of the new invention which had then started gaining currency and was used for the same purpose. He duly ordered 2 of them but realized that they would practically be rendered useless in that country. i)Why was that particular invention of no use then in Ethiopia? ii)Understanding the futility, how did Menelik personally make use of one of them?
  • 43. ELECTRIC CHAIR NO ELECTRICITY IN ETHIOPIA. IN FACT, THIS WAS ONE OF THE REASONS, ELECTRICITY WAS INTRODUCED THERE IN 1896. HE USED ONE OF THEM AS HIS THRONE.
  • 44. ________ _______ is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. The _______ ______ were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, it would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth. When translated to a European language, it also refers to the ending point of an annual event. Also the country in question refer to the same as "the world's most beautiful avenue”. FITB and also give the event…
  • 46. ELYSIAN FIELDS when translated to French becomes CHAMPS ELYSEES which is the finishing point of TOUR DE FRANCE
  • 47. • Fernando Botero Angulo is a figurative artist and sculptor. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. His art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. • On the next slide are 2 paintings by him. The 1st one depicts the death of someone from his native place. The 2nd one needs to introduction and can be worked out from the depiction itself. • What are the 2 subjects? • (The ans to the 2nd one is not necessarily a person)
  • 51. The Fresh Kills _______ was a ________covering 2,200 acres (890 ha) in the New York City borough of Staten Island in the United States. The name comes from its location along the banks of the Fresh Kills estuary in western Staten Island. It was opened in 1947 as a temporary one but became New York City's principal __________ in the second half of the 20th century. It was once the largest _______, as well as human-made structure, in the world. The site was closed on March 22, 2001. FITB. Why was it temporarily reopened?
  • 53. • TO RECEIVE DEBRIS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS. LANDFILL
  • 54. The earliest known appearance of the phrase is from The Michigan School Moderator, a journal that provided many teachers with education-related news and suggestions for lessons. In an article titled "Interesting Notes" in the March 14, 1885 issue, the phrase is given as a suggestion for writing practice: "The following sentence makes a good copy for practice…..” As the use of typewriters grew in the late 19th century, the phrase began appearing in typing and stenography lesson books as a practice sentence. Robert Baden-Powell's book Scouting for Boys (1908) uses the phrase as a practice sentence for signaling.
  • 57. EuroVelo 13 (EV13), is a partially complete long-distance cycling route. When complete, it will run for 7,650 km (4,750 mi) from the Barents Sea down to the Black Sea. Also called the ____ ______ Trail. The map on the next slide shows how it will look when fully complete. FITB.
  • 61. When Victor Gollancz founded his publishing firm in 1928 he employed Stanley Morison to design his cheap paperbacks and used only plain yellow covers. Why specifically the colour yellow? You may get the answer by working out the places where such books in those days (and even now) were mainly sold. On similar lines, what would Stanley Morison go on to redesign 4 years later, that still persists?
  • 63. The colour stood out best in the smoke of railway stations. • Redesign of The Times four years later gave the world the typeface Times New Roman.
  • 64. No original copy of Tommy Thumb's Song Book has survived, but its content has been recovered from later reprints. The book was advertised in the London Evening Post for 17–22 March 1744 and was published by Mary Cooper of London. What 1st is this book associated with or According to historians, this is the earliest known collection of what?
  • 67. • The director of the movie changed the title during filming, influenced by the scene where one of the criminals writes the letter on his hand. He thought "M" was a more interesting title. • However, there is a popular belief regarding the director changing the initial title from “The Murderers are Among Us” to “M”. • What is that belief?
  • 69. Due to fear of persecution by the Nazis.
  • 70. • One of the aims of the essay published in 1668 by John Wilkins was to provide a replacement for the Latin language, which had been the international language of scholars in Western Europe by then for 1000 years. The stimulus for Wilkins to write the Essay came from the Council of the Royal Society, in 1662. • What was the reason behind the delay in publishing the work? • Also, what more important idea was conceived in this essay, which is precisely the reason an eatable is referred to by a different name in France, than in America, thereby giving it a ‘royal’ name???
  • 72. The Great Fire of London of 1666, which destroyed some of it in draft METRIC SYSTEM
  • 74. The movie is based on the true story of Gladys Aylward, a tenacious British maid, who became a missionary in China during the tumultuous years leading up to World War II. The local Mandarin, played by Robert Donat appoints Aylward in a certain post to ensure that an ancient practice is eradicated in the region he governs. The practice in question possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Imperial China and was banned in 1912?
  • 76. FOOT INSPECTOR to unbind the feet of young women
  • 77. • This doodle was seen on the 215th birth anniversary of a famous British paleontologist who found global fame after making a series of discoveries when exploring the marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset. • However it is due to another of her activity that she is immortalized, which was also seen in a Satyajit Ray movie.
  • 79. SHE SELLS SEA-SHELLS ON THE SEASHORE • She used to go around the seashores of Lyme Regis in England and collect seashells and fossils.
  • 80. A strike of the women and teenage girls in London in 1888 was caused by the poor working conditions in a Bryant and May factory. The main reasons were fourteen-hour work days, poor pay, excessive fines and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus, such as phossy jaw. i) What did the Bryant and May factory produce? ii) Which social activist became involved in the situation with her friend Herbert Burrows and published an article in her halfpenny weekly paper "The Lost Ink“?
  • 83. The pic next slide is that of Susan Backlinie, a stuntwoman who specialized in animal training. Her animal magnetism scored her a role in Leslie Nielsen’s 1977 drama 'Day Of The Animals’, about jungle creatures running amok, and she appeared in Charlton Heston’s sniper movie 'Two-Minute Warning’, credited as 'Pretty Blonde Woman In Crowd’. She also played a water ballet instructor in 'The Great Muppet Caper’. What was her most famous movie role? Her brief appearance in the movie took 3 days to shoot because she was unable to produce the intended reaction.
  • 87. • WRITTEN ROUND 2.0 • ANSWERS ARE ALLITERATIVE… • +5 FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER. • STAKE FOR +5/-5
  • 88. AUDIENCE Q: We all know that Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan’s followers were called Khudai Khitmatgars. In English they were referred to as “Red Shirts”. Which famous Italian revolutionary’s followers were also referred to by the same name, which traces its origin to the fact that the colour can conceal bloodstains…
  • 91. During the British Raj, women who used to come from Britain to Calcutta in search of grooms were often referred to by this 2 word term. Some of them succeeded in finding a suitable partner, while some of them used to return empty-handed. Which term???
  • 93. When this Indian scientist went to Iraq, Saddam Hussein made an offer one could hardly refuse. He asked him to stay back in Iraq and contribute in the country’s nuclear programme. Yet, he resisted this lucrative(?) offer. Id this famous scientist, whose contribution in developing India’s missiles is unforgettable.
  • 95. _______ Daniels was the Creative Director at Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago in the 1950s, and was famously associated with the Marlboro Man campaign. Somebody from the world of popular culture is partially inspired by this gentleman. Who?
  • 96. The last equestrian statue of X in a public street is being dismantled in Santader in 2008.
  • 97. During the British Raj, women who used to come from Britain to Calcutta in search of grooms were often referred to by this 2 word term. Some of them succeeded in finding a suitable partner, while some of them used to return empty-handed. Which term???
  • 103. When this Indian scientist went to Iraq, Saddam Hussein made an offer one could hardly refuse. He asked him to stay back in Iraq and contribute in the country’s nuclear programme. Yet, he resisted this lucrative(?) offer. Id this famous scientist, whose contribution in developing India’s missiles is unforgettable.
  • 109. _______ Daniels was the Creative Director at Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago in the 1950s, and was famously associated with the Marlboro Man campaign. Somebody from the world of popular culture is partially inspired by this gentleman. Who?
  • 112. The last equestrian statue of X in a public street is being dismantled in Santader in 2008.
  • 115. • INFINITE POUNCE 2.0 • 15 QUESTIONS • +10 ON POUNCE • NO NEGATIVES ON POUNCING…
  • 116. • The Europeans used what is known as the “Mediterranean draw”. There’s another one called the “Mongolian draw”. What was the purpose of them? • In connection to the above, what is the use of such objects, whose pictures are on the next slide?
  • 118. • The Mughals, on learning from the Mongols, used these…
  • 121. But concentrating over 100 pounds of force against the thumb would damage that thumb. So to protect them, the Mongols had to create yet another object: The thumb ring. This hand-carved object could be made from wood, bone, horn or antler.
  • 122. During his stint at Cambridge, Charles Babbage joined a group, members of which were disappointed by the way math was taught there. They formed a club, called the Analytical Society, which campaigned to get the university to abandon a certain notation devised by its most famous alumnus. Babbage titled their manifesto “The Principles of pure D-ism in opposition to the Dot-age of the University.” As is quite evident, he was prickly, but he had a good sense of humor. What was the manifesto all about??
  • 124. Newton’s notation of calculus relied on dots, and the Analytical Society wanted replace it with the one devised by Leibniz, which used dx and dy to represent infinitesimal increments and was thus known as “d” notation.
  • 125.  On the next slide is a still from a 1970s movie, showing Beverly House, bought by X three blocks from Sunset Boulevard.  This particular mansion was the setting of the most gruesome scene in the film. Another reference to X made in the movie was that the person who used to stay here was the head of a film company called International, which was also the early film company of X.  Id X and the movie. A QUIZ BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  • 126. • INSERT STILL FROM THE GODFATHER A QUIZ BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  • 128. Nothing much is known about William Smellie’s early life, not even his birth date, because his father was part of a banned group of Presbyterians who didn't keep any records in case of persecution. His first job was as an apprentice to a maker of whalebone supports for ladies' corsets. What did he do in the year 1768 for the first time, for which he was paid just £200?
  • 130. Edited the 1st ever edition of Encyclopedia Britannica
  • 131. Ancient Greeks and Romans could not penetrate the wetlands of South Sudan. Although James Bruce claimed to be the first European, modern writers give the credit to the Jesuit Pedro Páez. According to Pliny the Elder, it was "in a mountain of lower Mauretania.” Richard Francis Burton was outraged at fellow explorer John Hanning Speke’s claim, since Burton regarded this as still unsettled. However, it was a journalist in search of somebody, who confirmed Speke’s observations in 1875. What were all these guys trying to find over the years?
  • 134. The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan was built by Thomas Cook in 1899 for British tourists sailing from Luxor. The ostentatiously spacious Room 1101 in the Old Wing is named after Winston Churchill who visited there in 1902. On the floor above, Room 1201 is the _____ _____ suite who came here in 1937 for a specific purpose. The body of work created here by the person in the blanks can be worked out from the geography. Talking of the Old Wing, the more starkly modern Nile wing was originally built to house people for a certain purpose in the 60s. ID the person in the blanks, the body of work and the purpose for which the Nile wing was put to use initially… 2+3+5
  • 136. AGATHA CHRISTIE, DEATH ON THE NILE • Originally built to house Soviet workers constructing the nearby Aswan High Dam in the Sixties.
  • 137. In order to save the distance around the concerned water body, busses and cars cross the Strait of Tiquina on barges or canoes when the passengers usually separate from the heaver vehicles. The above-mentioned strait is the only one of a kind, where it does not separate 2 different water bodies but the larger and smaller portions of the same water body. Just give me the name of the water body in question…
  • 139. LAKE TITICACA • In Peru, these smaller and larger parts are referred to as Lago Pequeño and Lago Grande, respectively.
  • 141.  In the midst of a frantic 2 week search, the War department hung Wanted posters with an innovation which became a fixture of law enforcement after this incident.  Along with the person suspected, the posters mentioned John S. Surratt and David C. Harold.  Fishermen pointed soldiers in the right direction, and they located the main person involved in a Virginia tobacco barn; they burnt the barn and found the suspect had been shot through the neck.  Who was the main one involved?  What was the innovation?
  • 143. JOHN WILKES BOOTH; PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 144. The cast and crew gathered to shoot the scene in a bar at Vincennes, at the busiest hour, which explains why a crowd of onlookers is pressing close to the rail that separates the rest of the café from the part, right nearby, where the shoot is taking place. The performance initially took place to John Lee Hooker’s “Shake It Baby”, however we get to hear the music composed by Michael Legrand. Which ‘performance’ is being referred to?
  • 147. On October 24, 1971, the Detroit Lions were hosting the Chicago Bears at Tiger Stadium. Late in the game, with Detroit trailing 28-23, the Lions were driving into Chicago territory and X, who entered the game as an injury replacement, caught a pass from Greg Landry for thirty- two yards and a first down at the Bears' 37-yard line. Three plays later, Landry threw a pass that tight end Charlie Sanders dropped near the end zone. X, a decoy on the play, began running back to the huddle with 1:02 showing on the clock. Who is X and what happens next, which makes him the sole entrant of a cursed list (as far NFL is concerned)?
  • 149. Suddenly, he dropped to the turf clutching his chest around the 20-yard line. Hughes collapsed near Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, who saw him begin to convulse violently on the field. Realizing what was going on, Butkus motioned to the sideline frantically to get Hughes assistance Charles Frederick "Chuck" Hughes, only NFL player to die on the field during the game.
  • 150. Haidar Ali co-wrote the blockbuster movie Jodhaa Akbar. His early stint with acting however was some 3 decades ago, where he portrayed the character of Raja in a TV series. ID the series. Also, name his more famous mother, who had the distinction of a certain 1st in India.
  • 155. An apprentice sign-writer in Wellington, art seemed a natural progression for him and when he left the sign- writing trade, he for a time ran an eponymous Bag Shop in the city he shifted to. As women browsed, he surreptitiously sketched their profiles on the back of a brown paper bag, a stack of which he kept within arm's reach under the bench top. Later, some of these sketches became works on canvas. But his art never became widely known. ID this gentleman…
  • 156. • LADY WITH DOG A Quiz by SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  • 159. Founded in 1978 by Will Shortz, who still directs it, The American ________ _______ Tournament is the oldest and largest tournament of its kind held in the United States; the 2009 event attracted nearly 700 competitors. For 30 years the contest was held at the Marriott in Stamford, Connecticut, but owing to increasing popularity, in 2008 it moved to the larger Marriott Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York. In 2015 the tournament returned to Stamford. FITB…
  • 164. In their May, 1977 issue National Geographic featured an article called The Celts: Europe's Founders, the article featured a section called Vive Les Celts. Whom or what was this particular section devoted to, in an attempt to popularize it in the States?
  • 167. ASTERIX • The strip was later reprinted in Asterix and the Class Act.
  • 168. Although probably already in use to some extent, the use of this phrase meaning to continue a series in a somewhat dismissive manner probably entered common language as a result of the 1975 musical Chicago, based on a play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins in 1926. The opening song is performed by Chita Rivera in the original cast album from the musical, but Liza Minnelli's 1975 single of the song gave the phrase even more popularity. The phrase also lends itself to the title of a 1979 musical, an Ella Fitzgerald album, and a radio series, among other uses in literature and music.
  • 171. FOR CONTACT: SAMANWAY BANERJEE CONTACT NO.: +919432552772 E-MAIL: samanway96@gmail.com