T.R.O.I.K.A
Season 4

QUIZ
Primer Round
Rules
• The Eternal Rule No. 1: The Quizmaster is
ALWAYS right.
• +10 for a correct answer.
• -5 for an incorrect answer.
...
Q1
• The X was invented while Walter Hunt was
twisting a piece of wire, trying to think of
something that would help him p...
Ans:1
• X-safety pin
Q2
• In 2005, a journalist founded The Church of Latter-Day X.
• The Xist system is essentially a modernized form of Taois...
Ans:2
• This is Dudeism, as inspired by The Big
Lebowski.
Q3
• Error 001: Weak or no signal detected. Upgrade transmitter and
retry.
• Error 666: Multiple transmitters detected. Si...
Ans:3
• Google’s first April Fool’s Day prank.
Q4
• When reading older comics, you may have
noticed that swearwords are often depicted as
a variety of punctuation symbol...
Ans:4
• Grawlixes
• If you didn’t get this feel free to say
$%^@*&!!
Q5
• The original meaning of this word was to
consecrate or install when omens such as the
flight of birds were favourable...
Ans:5
• The word is “Inauguration.”
Q6

• Identify the missing word.
Ans:6
• Dreaming
Q7
• X showed an aptitude for intellectual challenges at a young
age: at two years, he could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles...
Ans:7
• Magnus Carlsen
Q8
• To paraphrase Winston Churchill, X is “a silly
game played with implements ill-suited for the
purpose.”
• Apocryphall...
Ans:8
• X is Golf
Q9
Ans:9
• The connect is Amazon.
• Gaddafis Amazonian Guards, Lady Diana of
the Amazons, The Amazon river, and the
shopping ...
Q10
• Name this guy.
Ans:10
• M C Escher
Q11
• “The nozzle would send concentrated beams of
particles through the free air, of such tremendous
energy that they wil...
Ans:11
• Nikola Tesla
Q12
• The term “X” refers to the layers of
the encryption used. The original data, including
its destination, are encrypte...
Ans:12
• “x” – Onion Routing
“Y” TOR (The Onion Router)
Infinite Bounce
Rules
• +10 for correct answer.
• Questions pass to next team if it is not
answered.
• Any question that cannot be answere...
Q1
• This art is known as the “Art of eight
limbs.”(Probably used for fighting octopi)
• A petition was introduced to chan...
Ans: 1
• Muay Thai
Q2
• X’s Y is a dystopian novel where books are outlawed
and it is the job of a "fireman" to burn them.
• In the introduct...
Ans:2
• X is Ray Bradbury
• Y is Fahrenheit 451
Q3
• X originated in China, dating back to 3000 BC. Around
600 BC during the Zhou Dynasty, the royal house
preferred for t...
Ans-3
• Nail polish
Q4
• This particular fictional creature was originally
depicted as suffering from a form of
arithmomania.
• The best way t...
Ans-4
• Vampires. The originals sucked too, but
differently. >:-[
Q5
• As a teenager, X wanted to become a writer. Upon telling
his mother this, she responded with "My dear, your father
is...
Ans-5
• X is Paulo Coelho.
Q6
• This company was founded in 1902 and was
named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur
de X , the founder of the city...
• This is the crest of that guy mentioned
previously.

• Name the company, gearheads!
Ans: 6
• Cadillac
Q7
• This particular term was used in ancient maps to
describe unknown or unexplored territories.
• The original term was ...
Ans: 7
• The creature is a Dragon.
• The phrase is “Hic sunt Dracones”.
Q8
• The traditional treatment of dracunculiasis, a
parasite infestation, was to draw the wormlike parasite out of the inf...
Ans:8
• The Rod of Asclepius, often mistaken for the
Caduceus.
Q9
• In the late 16th Century, a rabbi of Prague
created a “X” to protect the ghetto from antiSemitic attacks.
• The rabbi...
Ans:9
• X is a Golem.
Q10
• This particular substance is used as an
antidote to heavy metal poisoning, most
notably that of caesium and thallium...
Ans:10
• This is Prussian Blue. Yes, it’s a paint. That
cures poisoning. And can be turned into
poison. And can be used fo...
Q11
• X said: ________ is of vital importance to the
State.
• “It is a matter of life and death, a road either to
safety o...
Ans: 11
• Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
• Alister Doyle and Paul Salopek are journalists who
develop new units of measure to explain complex
concepts.
• The unit ...
Ans: 12
• X is Jolie
• Y is Kardashian
The Capitalist
Rules
•
•
•
•

This round is called The Capitalist for a reason.
+20 for correct answers.
No negative marking.
But here’s ...
Q1
• X is a milk solids-based dessert, similar to
a dumpling, popular in countries of the South
Asian Subcontinent such as...
Ans:1
• Gulab jamun
Q2
• “When all else fails, have somebody come
through the door with a gun.” This particular
law was developed by a certain...
Ans:2
• Raymond Chandler, and Chandler’s Law.
Q3
• The X-Raute is a hand gesture made by resting one's
hands in front of the stomach so that the fingertips
meet, with t...
Ans:3
• Angela Merkel
Q4
• In November 2009, the United Nations General
Assembly proclaimed X's birthday, 18 July, as "X Day”. It
called on indi...
• X bridge in Johannesburg
Ans:4
• Nelson Mandela
Q5
• This particular food item is named after a
German specialty liquor, known as
Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser).
• First me...
Ans:5
• Black Forest Cake.
• (The cake is a lie!)
Q6
• Identify the event that caused the people who
lived through this time to lose 11 days of their
lives(Not really).
Ans:6
• The changeover from the Julian Calendar to
the Gregorian Calendar, which we currently
use.
MegaConnect
Rules
• 2 questions to each team.
• +20 for correct answers.
• Please note down ALL the answers, including those of
the ot...
• In Archaic Greece, the X was a sacred sign
of Apollo.
• When Julius Caesar secured his rise to sole
power with a victory...
• Palm tree
Q2
• This particular item is defined by its
dimensions.
• This means that the diameter rarely falls
under its height, and ...
Ans:2
• A bowl.
edit
• The twelfth sign of the Zodiac, this
constellation spans the 330° to 360° of the
zodiac.
• Consisting of two X boun...
Ans:3
• X are two fish.
Q4
• Name these guys, and more importantly name
their discovery.
Ans:4
• DNA (Also known as Douglas Noel Adams)
Q5
• Identify this body part, magnified a few
thousand times.
Ans:5
• Hair
Q6
• This widely consumed product can be divided
into six categories based on how it is
processed.
• The most commonly kno...
Ans:6
• Tea
Q7
• This one is mine. The red lines signify the Silk
route. What do the blue lines signify?
Ans:7
• The ‘Spice’ route
Q8
• In 1996, Fidel Castro started a certain enterprise
in Cuba, for two reasons.
• The first was to share his love for da...
Ans:8
• Ice Cream
Q9
• In the Middle Ages it was a plain, undyed
garment worn next to the skin and under
regular garments. In medieval artwo...
Ans:9
• Shirt
Q10
• X reacts as apart of somatic senses and hence
is an important aid for exploring unknown
objects for babies and toddl...
Ans:10
• Lips
Q11
• In 1969-70, The Container corporation of America
sponsored a contest for art and design students
to raise environmen...
Ans:11
• The Universal Recycling Symbol.
Q12
• When the recipe for this X was first mixed, it was
so strong as to be inedible.
• The creators of this X, John Wheel...
Ans:12
• Worcestershire sauce.
Palm tree

Tea

Bowl

Spices

DNA

Fish

Ice Cream Clothes

Sauce

Hair

Recycle
Palm Tree

Bowl

Fish

DNA

Hair

Shirt

Recycle

Sauce

Lips

Hand

Sun

Liquid

Container

Bird

Sparkle

Tea

Spices

I...
Linking Rings
Rules
• Three consecutive questions to each team.
Q. 1

+10

+10

0

Q.2

+10

0

+5

Q.3

+10

+10

+5

• Highest scorer ...
TEAM1

Q1
• Identify this phenomenon, found on Jupiter
• Aurora Borealis
TEAM1

Q2
• Boreas is the God of the North Wind and the
bringer of winter.
• Which civilization is he from?
• Greece
TEAM1

Q3
• In Greece, off the coast of X island, a
particular device was found.
• This device is widely known as an OOPAr...
• Antikythera Mechanism
TEAM2

Q1
The x communications protocol in devices such
as computers, mobile phones, PDAs, printers is
named after the kin...
• Bluetooth
TEAM2

Q2
• The Scandinavian runic alphabet is referred to
as Futhark.
• Give funda.
• F, U, Tha, R and K are the first letters of the
Runic alphabet.
• Note to people who might be interested in
learning thi...
TEAM2

Q3
• What is the 27th letter of the English alphabet?
• It’s the ampersand. This-> “&”
TEAM3

Q1
• Name this piece of technology that sold only
5000 pieces. Ever. Seriously.
• Nokia N-Gage.
• The original run sold that badly, an updated
model sold much better.
TEAM3

Q2
• Which operating system do Nokia phones
use?
• Symbian or Windows
TEAM3

Q3
• The names of which Nokia phones are derived
from the Sanskrit word for hope, and the
Finnish word from snow?
• Nokia Asha, and Nokia Lumia
TEAM4

Q1
• Visualisation of the internet. All those lines are
hyperlinks; little starbursts are websites, best I
can tell.
TEAM4

Q2
• This term is used to describe a large number
of computers connected through a real-time
communication network....
• Cloud Computing
TEAM4

Q3
• “To organize the world's information and
make it universally accessible and useful.”
• This is the mission sta...
• Google
TEAM5

Q1
• A bit of info: This is a map of the position of a
certain planet’s orbit relative to the
Earth, over a period of 8 years...
• The planet is Venus.
TEAM5

Q2
• The word for this day is derived from the Latin
dies Veneris, or “Day of Venus”.
• Its current name is derived...
• Friday. I wanted to put a picture of Rebecca
Black here, but you can see why that’s a bad
idea.
TEAM5

Q3
• “His man Friday” is a term used to refer to a
personal assistant or servant, especially one
who is highly comp...
• Robinson Crusoe
TEAM6

Q1
• This individual created an investment opportunity
for the people of US by creating profits using the
exchange ...
• Charles, or Carlo Ponzi, of the infamous Ponzi
scheme.
TEAM6

Q2
• Who was the fascist dictator of Italy around
the time of World War II into whose asylum
Charles Ponzi fled?
• Benito Mussollini
TEAM6

Q3
• A famous Italian dish, its name is derived from
the Latin verb pinsere, to press.
• The original form of this ...
• Pizza
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Shantanu Pant
Kartika Menon
Anub George
Preeti Kulkarni
Aditya Kedari
Ajinkya Bhalerao
Ishita Jadha...
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Troika Quiz finals 2014 Hot Seats

  1. 1. T.R.O.I.K.A Season 4 QUIZ
  2. 2. Primer Round
  3. 3. Rules • The Eternal Rule No. 1: The Quizmaster is ALWAYS right. • +10 for a correct answer. • -5 for an incorrect answer. • Questions can be passed and answered for no points. • Ignore the silly comments, the Quizmaster has a bad sense of humour.
  4. 4. Q1 • The X was invented while Walter Hunt was twisting a piece of wire, trying to think of something that would help him pay off a fifteen dollar debt. Walter Hunt later sold its patent rights to the X for four hundred dollars to the man that he owed the money to.
  5. 5. Ans:1 • X-safety pin
  6. 6. Q2 • In 2005, a journalist founded The Church of Latter-Day X. • The Xist system is essentially a modernized form of Taoism, with the metaphysics and medicinal systems removed. • This religion holds many connections to the hippie ethos. • Xism advocates and encourages the practice of "going with the flow", "being cool headed", and "taking it easy" in the face of life's difficulties, believing that this is the only way to live in harmony with our inner nature. • Simple everyday pleasures like bathing, bowling, and hanging out with friends are seen as far preferable to the accumulation of wealth and the spending of money as a means to achieve happiness and spiritual fulfillment. • Identify this religion.
  7. 7. Ans:2 • This is Dudeism, as inspired by The Big Lebowski.
  8. 8. Q3 • Error 001: Weak or no signal detected. Upgrade transmitter and retry. • Error 666: Multiple transmitters detected. Silence voices in your head and try again. • Error 01: Brainwaves received in analog. Please re-think in digital. • Error 8P: Unclear on whether your search is about money or monkeys. Please try again. • Error 005: Searching on this topic is prohibited under international law. • Error CKR8: That information is protected under the National Security Act. • Error 144: That information was lost with the Martian Lander. Please try again. • Not an exhaustive list, but where and when would you find it?
  9. 9. Ans:3 • Google’s first April Fool’s Day prank.
  10. 10. Q4 • When reading older comics, you may have noticed that swearwords are often depicted as a variety of punctuation symbols. • They are used even now for censored versions of books or comic strips. • Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, named these faux swearwords “X” • Name X.
  11. 11. Ans:4 • Grawlixes • If you didn’t get this feel free to say $%^@*&!!
  12. 12. Q5 • The original meaning of this word was to consecrate or install when omens such as the flight of birds were favourable. • It has since become the name of something performed at the beginning of an event. • What am I talking about? • Ask QM for a hint, if necessary.
  13. 13. Ans:5 • The word is “Inauguration.”
  14. 14. Q6 • Identify the missing word.
  15. 15. Ans:6 • Dreaming
  16. 16. Q7 • X showed an aptitude for intellectual challenges at a young age: at two years, he could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles; and at four, enjoyed assembling Lego sets with instructions intended for children aged 10–14. His father taught him to play chess at the age of 5, although he initially showed little interest in the game. • Film director J. J. Abrams offered X a role in the movie Star Trek Into Darkness as "a chess player from the future", but he had to decline, unable to get a US work permit in time for shooting. • X was selected as one of the "sexiest men of 2013" by Cosmopolitan. • For Brownie points, say Shantanu Pant.
  17. 17. Ans:7 • Magnus Carlsen
  18. 18. Q8 • To paraphrase Winston Churchill, X is “a silly game played with implements ill-suited for the purpose.” • Apocryphally, this sport was invented when a shepherd attempted to hit a stone into a burrow with his staff. • Name this sport.
  19. 19. Ans:8 • X is Golf
  20. 20. Q9
  21. 21. Ans:9 • The connect is Amazon. • Gaddafis Amazonian Guards, Lady Diana of the Amazons, The Amazon river, and the shopping site.
  22. 22. Q10 • Name this guy.
  23. 23. Ans:10 • M C Escher
  24. 24. Q11 • “The nozzle would send concentrated beams of particles through the free air, of such tremendous energy that they will bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 200 miles from a defending nation's border and will cause armies to drop dead in their tracks.” • This is the description of the working of a death ray, or “peace ray” as it was known then. • Who is the creator of this idea, since I can’t very well say he invented it?
  25. 25. Ans:11 • Nikola Tesla
  26. 26. Q12 • The term “X” refers to the layers of the encryption used. The original data, including its destination, are encrypted and re-encrypted multiple times, and are sent through a virtual circuit comprising successive, randomly selected “Y” relays. Each relay decrypts a "layer" of encryption to reveal only the next relay in the circuit, in order to pass the remaining encrypted data on to it. The final relay decrypts the last layer of encryption and sends the original data, without revealing or even knowing its sender, to the destination.
  27. 27. Ans:12 • “x” – Onion Routing “Y” TOR (The Onion Router)
  28. 28. Infinite Bounce
  29. 29. Rules • +10 for correct answer. • Questions pass to next team if it is not answered. • Any question that cannot be answered goes to the audience. • The team after the correctly answering team will get the next question.
  30. 30. Q1 • This art is known as the “Art of eight limbs.”(Probably used for fighting octopi) • A petition was introduced to change its name to "Sovannaphum boxing" or "S.E.A. Boxing“ • A form of stand-up fighting, it has enjoyed great success in the field of mixed martial arts, and has become the style of choice for modern fighters.
  31. 31. Ans: 1 • Muay Thai
  32. 32. Q2 • X’s Y is a dystopian novel where books are outlawed and it is the job of a "fireman" to burn them. • In the introduction of a 1967 edition, X implies that the Nazi book burnings drove him to write the short story "The Fireman" which was the precursor along with the foundation for his novel Y, stating, • "It follows then that when Hitler burned a book I felt it as keenly, please forgive me, as his killing a human, for in the long sum of history they are one and the same flesh." • Name the book and the author.
  33. 33. Ans:2 • X is Ray Bradbury • Y is Fahrenheit 451
  34. 34. Q3 • X originated in China, dating back to 3000 BC. Around 600 BC during the Zhou Dynasty, the royal house preferred for the colors gold and silver. However, it would eventually transition to red and black. During the Ming Dynasty, X was often made from a mixture including beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, and gum Arabic. • In Egypt, the lower classes would wear pale colors and the high society red. What are we talking about? HINT: X today is a refined version of the paint on vehicles
  35. 35. Ans-3 • Nail polish
  36. 36. Q4 • This particular fictional creature was originally depicted as suffering from a form of arithmomania. • The best way to ward them off was to spill salt or a large number of small seeds. The creature would then fall under a compulsion to count each grain of salt or each seed. • Modern depictions suck.
  37. 37. Ans-4 • Vampires. The originals sucked too, but differently. >:-[
  38. 38. Q5 • As a teenager, X wanted to become a writer. Upon telling his mother this, she responded with "My dear, your father is an engineer. He's a logical, reasonable man with a very clear vision of the world. Do you actually know what it means to be a writer?“ After researching, X concluded that a writer "always wears glasses and never combs his hair" and has a "duty and an obligation never to be understood by his own generation," amongst other things. • Between the ages of 16 and 20, he was committed to a mental institution, from which he escaped three times. • His books revolve around the themes of self-improvement, spirituality and personal growth.
  39. 39. Ans-5 • X is Paulo Coelho.
  40. 40. Q6 • This company was founded in 1902 and was named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de X , the founder of the city of Detroit, and the X crest is based upon his coat of arms. • General Motors purchased the company in 1909 and within six years, X had laid the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles by demonstrating the complete interchangeability of its precision parts while simultaneously establishing itself as America's premier luxury car.
  41. 41. • This is the crest of that guy mentioned previously. • Name the company, gearheads!
  42. 42. Ans: 6 • Cadillac
  43. 43. Q7 • This particular term was used in ancient maps to describe unknown or unexplored territories. • The original term was “Hic sunt leones”, literally, “here be lions.” • The word “leones” was replaced with the name of another creature, a fictional one. • Name that creature, and for bonus points, name the new and more famous English phrase, made famous by the Roger Zelazny novel.
  44. 44. Ans: 7 • The creature is a Dragon. • The phrase is “Hic sunt Dracones”.
  45. 45. Q8 • The traditional treatment of dracunculiasis, a parasite infestation, was to draw the wormlike parasite out of the infected area and wind it around a stick. • Even modern medicine uses the same method, replacing the stick with a piece of sterile gauze. • This treatment led to the creation of a symbol used for doctors, often confused with another, similar one. • Name the symbol described above.
  46. 46. Ans:8 • The Rod of Asclepius, often mistaken for the Caduceus.
  47. 47. Q9 • In the late 16th Century, a rabbi of Prague created a “X” to protect the ghetto from antiSemitic attacks. • The rabbi formed the “X” out of clay, and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations. • Other methods for bringing one to life include inscribing the word “emet” on it’s forehead. • Name this possibly fictional creature.
  48. 48. Ans:9 • X is a Golem.
  49. 49. Q10 • This particular substance is used as an antidote to heavy metal poisoning, most notably that of caesium and thallium. • It has lent its name to a certain acid, which is widely believed to have a faint, almond-like odour. • The famous artwork on the next slide used a great deal of this substance in its production.
  50. 50. Ans:10 • This is Prussian Blue. Yes, it’s a paint. That cures poisoning. And can be turned into poison. And can be used for art. It’s like the samurai Leonardo da Vinci of paint.
  51. 51. Q11 • X said: ________ is of vital importance to the State. • “It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” • “The ______, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.” • Which iconic book starts with these words, and who is the author?
  52. 52. Ans: 11 • Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
  53. 53. • Alister Doyle and Paul Salopek are journalists who develop new units of measure to explain complex concepts. • The unit of X denotes the amount of aid a country or a cause receives when it becomes the cause of a celebrity. • The unit Y is a measure of attention. Compare a given search term to Y on the internet, and see how much attention it gathers. • Name X and Y
  54. 54. Ans: 12 • X is Jolie • Y is Kardashian
  55. 55. The Capitalist
  56. 56. Rules • • • • This round is called The Capitalist for a reason. +20 for correct answers. No negative marking. But here’s the twist: any incorrect OR passed answers give a +5 bonus to all other teams.
  57. 57. Q1 • X is a milk solids-based dessert, similar to a dumpling, popular in countries of the South Asian Subcontinent such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh, also in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica. In Nepal, it is widely known as LalMohan, served with or without yogurt. It is made mainly from milk solids, traditionally from freshly curdled milk. The dessert also became popular throughout the Ottoman Empire.
  58. 58. Ans:1 • Gulab jamun
  59. 59. Q2 • “When all else fails, have somebody come through the door with a gun.” This particular law was developed by a certain writer. • This guy is regarded as the father of modern detective fiction, and created the genre of noir. • A character from Friends is (partially) named after him.(this clue put in under protest.) • Name him, and the law.
  60. 60. Ans:2 • Raymond Chandler, and Chandler’s Law.
  61. 61. Q3 • The X-Raute is a hand gesture made by resting one's hands in front of the stomach so that the fingertips meet, with the thumbs and index fingers forming a rough quadrangular shape. As the signature gesture of X it has been described as "probably one of the most recognisable hand gestures in the world". • As a female politician who is also a scientist, X has been compared by many in the English-language press to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. • Forbes has named her the second most powerful person in the world as of 2012.
  62. 62. Ans:3 • Angela Merkel
  63. 63. Q4 • In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed X's birthday, 18 July, as "X Day”. It called on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, commemorating the 67 years that X had been a part of the movement. • In 1990, he received the Bharat Ratna Award from the government of India. • Changing clothes several times a day, after assuming the presidency, one of X's trademarks was his use of Batik shirts, even on formal occasions.
  64. 64. • X bridge in Johannesburg
  65. 65. Ans:4 • Nelson Mandela
  66. 66. Q5 • This particular food item is named after a German specialty liquor, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser). • First mentioned in 1934, it was associated with Berlin, but was available from confectioners in other cities. • Cherries, cream, and Kirschwasser were first combined in the form of a dessert in which cooked cherries were served with cream and Kirschwasser. • Name this item.
  67. 67. Ans:5 • Black Forest Cake. • (The cake is a lie!)
  68. 68. Q6 • Identify the event that caused the people who lived through this time to lose 11 days of their lives(Not really).
  69. 69. Ans:6 • The changeover from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, which we currently use.
  70. 70. MegaConnect
  71. 71. Rules • 2 questions to each team. • +20 for correct answers. • Please note down ALL the answers, including those of the other teams. • All the answers put together, will form half of the MegaConnect. • If you answer correctly at this point, +40. • If no correct answers are given, the remaining half will be shown. • At this point, any correct answers will net you +30.
  72. 72. • In Archaic Greece, the X was a sacred sign of Apollo. • When Julius Caesar secured his rise to sole power with a victory at Pharsalus, a/an X was supposed to have sprung up miraculously at the Temple of Nike, the Greek counterpart of Victory, in Tralles. • In many historical cultures, X were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. Today, X remains a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations.
  73. 73. • Palm tree
  74. 74. Q2 • This particular item is defined by its dimensions. • This means that the diameter rarely falls under its height, and can be classified by the edge, lip or shape. • The standard model has a diameter of 18.5 inches, and should be able to hold at least 0.70 liters. • Which piece of cutlery am I referring to?
  75. 75. Ans:2 • A bowl.
  76. 76. edit • The twelfth sign of the Zodiac, this constellation spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac. • Consisting of two X bound by a cord, it is said that anyone born under this sign is reasonable, artistic and all-around awesome! • Name X.
  77. 77. Ans:3 • X are two fish.
  78. 78. Q4 • Name these guys, and more importantly name their discovery.
  79. 79. Ans:4 • DNA (Also known as Douglas Noel Adams)
  80. 80. Q5 • Identify this body part, magnified a few thousand times.
  81. 81. Ans:5 • Hair
  82. 82. Q6 • This widely consumed product can be divided into six categories based on how it is processed. • The most commonly known varieties are white, yellow, green, wulong, black and postfermented. • It was introduced in India by the British, for whom the consumption of this product is a national pastime.
  83. 83. Ans:6 • Tea
  84. 84. Q7 • This one is mine. The red lines signify the Silk route. What do the blue lines signify?
  85. 85. Ans:7 • The ‘Spice’ route
  86. 86. Q8 • In 1996, Fidel Castro started a certain enterprise in Cuba, for two reasons. • The first was to share his love for dairy products to the masses, and the second was to show that a communist enterprise could outperform American brands. • At the time, it boasted an impressive list of 26 flavours. Now it has two. (Score one for democracy!) • Name the product sold here.
  87. 87. Ans:8 • Ice Cream
  88. 88. Q9 • In the Middle Ages it was a plain, undyed garment worn next to the skin and under regular garments. In medieval artworks, the x is only visible (uncovered) on humble characters, such as shepherds ,prisoners and penitents. Eighteenth-century costume historian Joseph Strutt believed that men who did not wear x’s to bed were indecent. Even as late as 1879, a visible x with nothing over it was considered improper.
  89. 89. Ans:9 • Shirt
  90. 90. Q10 • X reacts as apart of somatic senses and hence is an important aid for exploring unknown objects for babies and toddlers. • The X also serves for creating different sounds. • In birds and turtles, the X are hard and keratinous, forming a solid rostrum.
  91. 91. Ans:10 • Lips
  92. 92. Q11 • In 1969-70, The Container corporation of America sponsored a contest for art and design students to raise environmental awareness. • It was won by a certain Gary Anderson, who designed a particular symbol. • This symbol was originally designed in a vertically flipped manner, as compared to the way we know it. • Name this symbol.
  93. 93. Ans:11 • The Universal Recycling Symbol.
  94. 94. Q12 • When the recipe for this X was first mixed, it was so strong as to be inedible. • The creators of this X, John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, abandoned the resulting mixture in the basement. • While clearing out the basement a few years later, they tasted it and discovered that fermentation had mellowed it down considerably, and improved the flavour. • What do we know this famous product as?
  95. 95. Ans:12 • Worcestershire sauce.
  96. 96. Palm tree Tea Bowl Spices DNA Fish Ice Cream Clothes Sauce Hair Recycle
  97. 97. Palm Tree Bowl Fish DNA Hair Shirt Recycle Sauce Lips Hand Sun Liquid Container Bird Sparkle Tea Spices Ice Cream Particles Spoon Heart Frozen Bee
  98. 98. Linking Rings
  99. 99. Rules • Three consecutive questions to each team. Q. 1 +10 +10 0 Q.2 +10 0 +5 Q.3 +10 +10 +5 • Highest scorer at the end of this round wins!
  100. 100. TEAM1 Q1 • Identify this phenomenon, found on Jupiter
  101. 101. • Aurora Borealis
  102. 102. TEAM1 Q2 • Boreas is the God of the North Wind and the bringer of winter. • Which civilization is he from?
  103. 103. • Greece
  104. 104. TEAM1 Q3 • In Greece, off the coast of X island, a particular device was found. • This device is widely known as an OOPArt, or Out of place artifact. • After analysis, it was concluded that it was an analog computer designed to predict eclipses. • Name this device, which is named after the island mentioned above.
  105. 105. • Antikythera Mechanism
  106. 106. TEAM2 Q1 The x communications protocol in devices such as computers, mobile phones, PDAs, printers is named after the king Harald Blåtand Gormsen, ostensibly due to his abilities to make diverse factions communicate with each other. The x logo consists of the Nordic runes for his initials, H ( ) and B (The Runic character berkanan, meaning “birch”).
  107. 107. • Bluetooth
  108. 108. TEAM2 Q2 • The Scandinavian runic alphabet is referred to as Futhark. • Give funda.
  109. 109. • F, U, Tha, R and K are the first letters of the Runic alphabet. • Note to people who might be interested in learning this: The first two letters are, quite literally, F U. Best of luck!
  110. 110. TEAM2 Q3 • What is the 27th letter of the English alphabet?
  111. 111. • It’s the ampersand. This-> “&”
  112. 112. TEAM3 Q1 • Name this piece of technology that sold only 5000 pieces. Ever. Seriously.
  113. 113. • Nokia N-Gage. • The original run sold that badly, an updated model sold much better.
  114. 114. TEAM3 Q2 • Which operating system do Nokia phones use?
  115. 115. • Symbian or Windows
  116. 116. TEAM3 Q3 • The names of which Nokia phones are derived from the Sanskrit word for hope, and the Finnish word from snow?
  117. 117. • Nokia Asha, and Nokia Lumia
  118. 118. TEAM4 Q1
  119. 119. • Visualisation of the internet. All those lines are hyperlinks; little starbursts are websites, best I can tell.
  120. 120. TEAM4 Q2 • This term is used to describe a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network. • Another definition of this term is distributed computing, i.e., the ability to run the same programme on many connected computers at the same time. • Name this term.
  121. 121. • Cloud Computing
  122. 122. TEAM4 Q3 • “To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” • This is the mission statement of which company?
  123. 123. • Google
  124. 124. TEAM5 Q1
  125. 125. • A bit of info: This is a map of the position of a certain planet’s orbit relative to the Earth, over a period of 8 years. Name this Planet. • Of particular note is the flower in the centerwhich planet would you associate with flowers? It’s the same planet as the above point in case you got confused.
  126. 126. • The planet is Venus.
  127. 127. TEAM5 Q2 • The word for this day is derived from the Latin dies Veneris, or “Day of Venus”. • Its current name is derived from the German name for that day, after Venus was identified with the German goddess Frigg. • Name this day.
  128. 128. • Friday. I wanted to put a picture of Rebecca Black here, but you can see why that’s a bad idea.
  129. 129. TEAM5 Q3 • “His man Friday” is a term used to refer to a personal assistant or servant, especially one who is highly competent. • Which novel does this term come from?
  130. 130. • Robinson Crusoe
  131. 131. TEAM6 Q1 • This individual created an investment opportunity for the people of US by creating profits using the exchange rates. The system was a total scam out of which X earned millions. • Caught, he was deported to the county he had come from. He convinced the “famous dictator” to give him a position in the country’s Treasury department, which he almost emptied and fled. • A certain type of scam still pulled today is named after him.
  132. 132. • Charles, or Carlo Ponzi, of the infamous Ponzi scheme.
  133. 133. TEAM6 Q2 • Who was the fascist dictator of Italy around the time of World War II into whose asylum Charles Ponzi fled?
  134. 134. • Benito Mussollini
  135. 135. TEAM6 Q3 • A famous Italian dish, its name is derived from the Latin verb pinsere, to press. • The original form of this dish has been safeguarded in the EU as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish. • Name it.
  136. 136. • Pizza
  137. 137. Credits • • • • • • • Shantanu Pant Kartika Menon Anub George Preeti Kulkarni Aditya Kedari Ajinkya Bhalerao Ishita Jadhav
  138. 138. Thank You!!!

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