Q2.<br />In the mid-1970s, X worked at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy Of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. Although it is widely reported that Y was built as a teaching tool to help his students understand 3D objects, his actual purpose was solving the structural problem of moving the parts independently without the entire mechanism falling apart. X did not realize that he had created his tool to fame (Y)until the first time he scrambled his new Y and then tried to restore it.<br />Crack X and Y. <br />
Q3.<br />King Sisyphus of Corinth was punished in hell for bad things he had done in life with the never ending task of rolling a heavy stone uphill. Each time he rolled it up, it would roll down and he had to start all over again. <br />That’s the story from which an English literary word is derived.<br />Literal Meaning : Uphill task, often unprofitable and laborious.<br />What word am I talking about ?<br />
ANSWER:<br />PIC 1(2000): HARSHVARDHAN NAWATHE<br />PIC 2(2001): RAVI MOHAN SAINI<br /> PIC 3(2001): VIJAY AND ARUNDHATI RAUL<br />PIC 4(2005): AJAY DEVGAN AND KAJOL<br />PIC 5(2005): BRAJESH DUBEY<br /> PIC 6(2010): RAHAT TASLIM. THESE ARE THE ONLY RS. 1 CRORE WINNERS IN KBC.<br />
Q7.<br /> Who’s this and what is he doing ?<br />
ANSWER:<br /><ul><li> He is Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild television series which is being telecasted on Discovery Channel.
In the pic, he is shown creating the world record for the highest open-air formal dinner party, which he did under a hot-air balloon at 25,000 feet.</li></li></ul><li>Q8.<br />________was founded by members of a gymnastics club (MTV 1879). When a congregation of members of MTV 1879 decided on February 27, 1900 that the footballers of the club would not be allowed to join its<br /> national league (DFB), eleven members of the football division left the congregation and on the same evening founded ________. Within a few months ________ achieved high-scoring victories against all local rivals. In the following years the club won some local trophies and in 1910–11 _______ joined the newly founded "Kreisliga", the first regional Bavarian league. They won this league in its first year, but did not win it again until the beginning of World War I in 1914, which halted all football activities in Germany.<br />Which Football Club am I yelling about ?<br />
Q9.<br /> Which yesteryears organization’s headquarter ?<br />
ANSWER:<br />Gestapo headquarters in Prinz-Albrecht-Street in Berlin (1933).<br />
Q10.<br /> In an interview by an IANS reporter in 2004, he said, ”I have dedicated my entire life to this game, and there’s no looking back. Y has promised me that he would provide me with the tickets of all international matches played in the country, and he is living up to his words. I have been presenting him 1,000 litchis every year since 2004 in appreciation for the match tickets that Y gives me. I have also presented litchis to Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly. And I have promised Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh that I would also send them the litchis this year”.<br />Crack X and Y.<br />
Q11.<br />Last year, this news spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down and crash from user overload. Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times suffered outages. Google initially believed that the input from millions of people meant that the search engine was under attack. Twitter reported a crash,as did Wikipedia at 3:15 p.m. AOL Instant Messenger collapsed for 40 minutes. AOL called it a "seminal moment in Internet history", adding, "We've never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth.“<br />Well, what was the event ?<br />
ANSWER:<br /> The Death Of “King Of Pop”, Michael Jackson(1958-2009).<br />
Q12.<br />This man got into trouble with the law twice for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army. He chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. After completing basic training, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His commanding officers and fellow soldiers considered him to be a subpar soldier: he slept while on duty, had little regard for regulations, required constant supervision, and showed no skill as a marksman. For these reasons, his commanding officers submitted a request that he be discharged from the military after he had served only one year. Anyways, lets not overpower the negative aspect of him. Just tell me who?<br />
ANSWER:<br /> Jimmy Hendrix(1942 - 1970).<br />
Q13.<br />The roots of this movement lie in the battlefield of Solferino, where in 1859 Franco – Sardinian forces were trying to drive out the Austrians from Italy. A Swiss businessman, Jean Henry Dunant, saw that thousands of wounded soldiers had been left to die. He organized help from a nearby and arranged care for the wounded, regardless of their nationality. Thus he expanded this movement and is now one of the most famous movements on this planet. Which movement ? <br />
Q14.<br />TIMES Magazine’s Top 10 Sporting Moments for the year 2010 :<br />Detroit Tigers Armando Perfect Game Robbery.<br />LeBron James heads to Miami Heat.<br />The final minute of the National Basketball Title Game.<br />James Harrison’s hit on Massaquoi.<br />Handball by Luis Suarez against Ghana in FIFA WC 2010.<br />Graeme MacDowell’s Amazing Birdie in Ryder Cup Singles match vs. Hunter Mahan.<br />The New Orleans Saints wins Superbowl XLIV 31-17.<br />Isner vs. Mahut Match Point at Wimbledon 2010.<br />Joannie Rochett – 2010 Winter Olympics Ladies Figure Skating.<br /> _____________________ ?<br />
ANSWER:<br />Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 run ODI feat against SA. <br />
ANSWER:<br />A letter written by the 14-year-old Castro to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, expressing admiration and asking for a $10 bill. In the letter Castro claims to be "twelve years old" and writes, "If you like, give me a ten dollar bill green American, because never, I have not seen a ten dollar bill," signing the letter, "Thank you very much. Good bye. Your friend, Fidel Castro."<br />
ANSWER:<br />Elie Wiesel, writer and Nobel Laureate and a survivor of the Holocaust. Author of Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchen-wald concentration camps.<br />
ANSWER:<br /><ul><li>Shrine from which Indian National Congress has derived its symbol.
‘Jai Ho’ song chosed by Congress during the 2009 elections.</li></li></ul><li>Q20.<br />He was a Polish lawyer of Jewish descendant. During the Polish Defensive War of 1939, he joined the Polish army and defended Warsaw and succeeded in evading from capturing by the Germans. In 1944, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published his most important work, entitled Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, in the United States. This book included an extensive legal analysis of German rule in countries occupied by Nazi Germany during the course of World War II. In the book which he published he used something for the very first time, which went on to become his claim to fame. <br />You’ve got two options :<br /><ul><li>Tell me who is he ? </li></ul>OR<br /><ul><li>His claim to fame ?</li></li></ul><li>ANSWER:<br /> He is : Raphael Lemkin.<br /> Claim to Fame : He first coined the term ‘Genocide’ in his book.<br />
Cricket matches between Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Football matches between Manchester Utd. And Leeds Utd.
Rugby matches between Lancashire and Yorkshire. </li></li></ul><li>Q23.<br />The popular belief is that these tools/weapons were originally used in Southeast Asia to thresh rice or soybeans (that is, separate the grain from the husk). It is possible that it was developed in response to the moratorium on edged weaponry. Also, peasant farmers were forbidden conventional weaponry such as arrows or blades so they improvised using only what they had available, farm tools such as the sickle.<br />However, it seems that mythology surrounding the origins of this weapon has little historical accuracy. Another theory asserts that it was adapted from an instrument carried by the village night watch, made of two blocks of wood joined by cord. The night watch would hit the blocks of wood together to attract people's attention and then warn them about fires and other dangers. Which weapon?<br />
Q24.<br />X initially auditioned for a role that eventually went to someone else. However, the producer and director were so tickled by X’s funny accent, and how his words and his gestures and gesticulations had no co-ordination, that they decided to write an entirely new role for X, despite the fact that X could not even speak the language that the film was being made in, and even though he memorized his lines, X spoke them with a thick accent, and often confused the genders.<br />Identify X, and the character he played in the film.<br />
ANSWER:<br />X : Omi Vaidya a.k.a. Chatur.<br />Needless to mention, he played Chatur in the film 3 Idiots. <br />
ANSWER:<br />Memorial to the victims of the Hamburg bombings. Inscription reads: "On the night of 30th July 1943, 370 persons perished in the air-raid shelter on the Hamburgerstrasse in a bombing raid. Remember these dead. Never again fascism. Never again war".<br />
ANSWER:<br />Connection : These are the mythological characters from the Trojan War.<br /><ul><li>1st Slide :Param Supercomputers – King Priam, King of Troy. Homer Simpson, from the cartoon series Simpsons. There was a Greek poet by the same name Homer, one of his famous poem is the Odyssey in which Odysseus, the King of Ithaca plays a very important role.
2nd Slide : Dancing Queen Helen – Helen, daughter of Zeus. Nestor Carbonell, American actor – Nestor King of Pylos. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> 3rd Slide : Athena, Goddess of Wisdom from which Athens has got its name. She is the virgin patron of Athens. Zac Efron plays the role of Troy in the film series High School Musical. Troy is the place where the Trojan War occurs.
4th Slide : Paris Hilton (just love her)– Paris, Trojan Prince. Penelope Cruz – Odysseus’s wife in Trojan War.
5th Slide : Apollo 11 – Apollo, God of Sun. Hercules mountain cycle – Hercules, Greek Demigod.
6th Slide : Achilles Tendon – Achilles as you all know. Beasts and Super Beasts from “Hector” Hugh Munro – Hector, Son of King Priam.</li></li></ul><li>Q30.<br />THE GAMBLE <br /> Part II<br />
ANSWER:<br />Connection : NBA Teams.<br /><ul><li>1st Slide : “Bull’s” Eye Rash – Chicago Bulls. A 1976 model AMC “Pacer” car – Indiana Pacers.
2nd Slide : “Bucks” Fizz, a cocktail made from orange juice and Champagne – Milwaukee Bucks. “H.E.A.T”, a Swedish Rock band – Miami Heat.
3rd Slide : Shane Warne, also known as “Wizard” of Spin – Washington Wizards. The band in Rock On is “Magik” – Orlando Magic.
4th Slide : “Jazz” Dancers – Utah Jazz. “Sun” Conure, a very colorful bird – Phoenix Suns. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>5th Slide : Diwali “Rockets” – Houston Rockets. A “Hornet” wasp– New Orleans Hornets.
6th Slide : Buck-eye “Hawk” – Atlanta Hawks. A “Piston” – Detroit Pistons.
7th Slide : A Grizzly Bear – Memphis Grizzlies. Laker Airways, a former British private airways – Los Angeles Lakers. </li></li></ul><li>Thanks Folks………….<br />Hope you all enjoyed QUIZZICS.<br />Wishing all of you “A very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011”. <br />