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CQC Informal quiz 28/12/08

  1. 1. The Coimbatore Quiz Circle Session 8 By Shivram Lakshminarayanan
  2. 2. About me <ul><li>Doing my III year B.E-Production Engineering in Government </li></ul><ul><li>College of Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Ardent lover of snooker, billiards and a movie buff . </li></ul><ul><li>Fascinated by Ronnie O’ Sullivan, Kamal Haasan, Metallica, Fighter Planes and The Egyptian Pyramids. </li></ul><ul><li>Been quizzing seriously for about two years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rules <ul><li>Five Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Points for each question </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounds(As always) </li></ul><ul><li>Quizmaster’s word is final </li></ul>
  4. 4. Round 1 Clockwise
  5. 5. <ul><li>In which famous location would you find the Verandah Club(Front Porch) and Wisdom Tree(Wisdom Tree is currently not present in X) ? The land for X was purchased from S.L. Ramaswamy Iyer of Sulur on July 25, 1891. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Coimbatore Cosmopolitan Club.(Starting off with a Coimbatore Question) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Connect... </li></ul>2008
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Connect is the Number One. </li></ul><ul><li>Kimi Raikkonen-The car of the champion in F1 Racing has the </li></ul><ul><li>number one inscribed on his car for the next </li></ul><ul><li>season. (Kimi’s car was number 1 in 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>Aries- First Zodiac Sign </li></ul><ul><li>The Magician- First tarot card </li></ul><ul><li>Keanu Reeves is “The One” in the Matrix trilogy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>X started his career as a cartoonist in the Free Press Journal in the 1950s. His cartoons were also published in the Sunday edition of The Times of India. In 1960, he launched a cartoon weekly “ Marmik” with his brother. X was nicknamed “Remote Control” since he played a major role in government policies and decisions from behind-the-scenes. X has been satirized in Salman Rushdie’s “The Moor’s Last Sigh” and Suketu Mehta’s “Maximum City”. Identify X. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Bal Keshav Thackeray </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>X is a phenomenal instrument. One of those freaks of nature that come very rarely in a hundred years. Clear and penetrating, X has a brilliant, metallic timbre and yet remains warm, with a gorgeous romantic sheen, an unforced, open throated quality…...&quot; says conductor Richard Bonynge. Who/What is Richard talking about? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Luciano Pavarotti </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>1.Try to secure the upper hand before attacking. If possible, keep the sun behind you. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Always continue with an attack you have begun. </li></ul><ul><li>3.Only fire at close range, and then only when the opponent is properly in your sights. </li></ul><ul><li>4.You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses. </li></ul><ul><li>5.In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind. </li></ul><ul><li>6.If your opponent dives on you, do not try to get around his attack, but try to meet it. </li></ul><ul><li>7.When over the enemy's lines, never forget your own line of retreat. </li></ul><ul><li>8.In principle, it is better to attack in groups of four or six. 9.Avoid two X’s attacking the same opponent. </li></ul><ul><li>Who made these famous? (Hint: X is not the answer) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The Red Baron - Manfred von Richtofen </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The members of the 27 club </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Jones-Rolling stones </li></ul><ul><li>Jimi Hendrix </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Morrison- Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Cobain-Nirvana </li></ul><ul><li>All of them died at the young age of 27 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Identify this personality and his claim to fame. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ El Indio” Emilio Fernandez, based on whom the oscar statuette was designed. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>I have many stories written about me. There are many versions </li></ul><ul><li>of the same story, but all of them tell about how I trapped the </li></ul><ul><li>devil though no one knows the real version. My name comes </li></ul><ul><li>from the terms “Ignis Fatuus”(The phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs) and “Will of the wisp”. Who am I? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>I am Jack O’ Lantern. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Connect this mythical creature with the world of science. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>This depiction of a snake biting its own tail and thus completing a circle, known as Ouroboros is what Friedrich August Kekule saw in his dreams and this is what inspired him to come up with the delocalised structure of Benzene. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>What is shown in the picture and where is it found? </li></ul>
  24. 24. The “Happy Face” Crater found on Mars. The crater is called Galle.
  25. 25. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The Connect is Volkswagen. Bugatti, Scania AB, </li></ul><ul><li>Seat SA ( Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo) and Bentley are subsidiary companies of Volkswagen Group. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Round 2 <ul><li>Anti-Clockwise </li></ul>
  28. 28. Identify the painter.
  29. 29. <ul><li>Adolf Hitler </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Connect... </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Ennio Morricone composed the “Ecstasy of Gold” for Sergio Leone’s “Good, Bad and Ugly” . </li></ul><ul><li>Metallica uses this composition as a prelude in all their concerts since 1983. </li></ul>The Connect is Ennio Moricone.
  32. 32. Connect this monument with two famous personalities.
  33. 33. <ul><li>The picture is the tomb of Mohammad Yusuf Khan in Madurai. The other personality is Kamal Haasan whose unfinished movie Marudhanayagam is based on Mohammad Yusuf Khan. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Identify the sportspersons and put funda. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Vinnie Jones and Paul Gascoigne. This incident happened just </li></ul><ul><li>three seconds after kick off, making Vinnie Jones the record </li></ul><ul><li>holder for “Fastest Yellow Card in a Game”. </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Which song’s name is represented by this graph? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Taylor
  38. 38. Connect…
  39. 39. <ul><li>Julius Caesar – King of Diamonds </li></ul><ul><li>King David – King of Spades </li></ul><ul><li>Charlemagne – King of Hearts </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander the Great – King of Clubs </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>How do we better know the characters Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: They are well known for being portrayed in an anthropomorphic manner. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>The SWAT KATS - Chance “T-BONE” Furlong and Jake “RAZOR” Clawson </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>The drivers in the picture are Ben Collins, Darren Turner and Perry Mccarthy. </li></ul><ul><li>The connect is that these drivers were “Stigs” in the show hosted by BBC, Top Gear. The Stig is the name given to an anonymous racing driver whose identity is never known on the show. The Stig never speaks or removes his helmet on camera. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>What were the names of the tunnels built for/in “The Great Escape”? </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>Tom, Dick and Harry </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>According to the CEO of a famous F&B (food & beverages) chain X, it was supposed to be “A whiff of Morocco, a taste of the Mediterranean, glimpses of the Polynesian, the splendour of Brazil, all at one destination&quot;. Being the original project name of the very popular scripting language known as Javascript, the food chain also shares its name with a city in Yemen along the red sea. Identify X, which is a cult phenomenon with India's youth today. </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>X-Mocha </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Identify the building and put funda/connect. </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>The Addams family house built by Charles Addams. </li></ul><ul><li>The funda is that this house inspired Alfred Hitchcock in designing the house for his movie Psycho. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Round 3 <ul><li>Clockwise </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>The connect is Torrent </li></ul><ul><li>The first picture is the Pontiac Torrent </li></ul><ul><li>The second picture is of Bram Cohen, who designed the Bit torrent downloader </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>Identify the old gentleman and for what reason is he being felicitated? </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>The gentleman in the picture is Dr. Robert Cade who invented </li></ul><ul><li>the energy drink “GATORADE” which is extensively used by all </li></ul><ul><li>athletes worldwide. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>The connect is Siddharth Basu </li></ul><ul><li>Adlabs along with Basu’s Synergy Communications produced the </li></ul><ul><li>reality show “Dus ka Dum” which is hosted by Salman Khan. </li></ul><ul><li>The gentleman in the picture is Bill Wright who devised the </li></ul><ul><li>ultimate quizzing show Mastermind. The setting of an ominous </li></ul><ul><li>atmosphere for the show was an inspiration when Bill Wright </li></ul><ul><li>was interrogated by Gestapo officers during WW II. Basu hosts </li></ul><ul><li>the Indian version of Mastermind. </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>Who wrote this letter and from where did he supposedly write it?? </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Jack the Ripper who wrote it from Hell </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>As a lawyer, X participated in the military commission trying the Lincoln assassination conspirators. X was also a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. While serving as governor of New Mexico (1878-81) he made the statement “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.” His greatest claim to fame is writing a novel during his gubernatorial stint. It was one of the best selling novels of the 19th century. Who? </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Lew Wallace, the author of Ben Hur </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>A distinctive feature of the publishers of this series of books is the length of time their books are available to buy. They publish a set number of books each month which are sent to subscribers and displayed on stands in bookshops. At the end of the month, any unsold copies in the shops are withdrawn and pulped. Titles are available to buy direct from the official website for 3 months or until they are sold out, whichever is sooner. Again, any remaining books are disposed of. Fans looking for particular books after this time must find them second-hand. Which book/product am I talking about? </li></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><li>Mills and Boon </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>Why was the Tamil movie Eraa in the news recently? </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>The producers of this movie claim that the lyrics for one of the song featuring in the movie was written by The Spirit of Kavignar Kannadasan. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Service, senator J. James Exon asked Admiral Macke: </li></ul><ul><li>“ If we have the satellite intelligence that you collectively would like us to have, would that type of system eliminate the need for X. Or even if we had this blanket up there that you would like in satellites, do we still need X.” </li></ul><ul><li>Admiral Macke answered: </li></ul><ul><li>“ From the operator's perspective, what I need is something that will not give me just a spot in time but will give me a track of what is happening. When we are trying to find out if the Serbs are taking arms, moving tanks or artillery into Bosnia , we can get a picture of them stacked up on the Serbian side of the bridge. We do not know whether they then went on to move across that bridge. We need the data that a tactical vehicle of some sort, will give us, in addition to, not in replacement of, the ability of the satellites to go around and check not only that spot but a lot of other spots around the world for us. X is the integration of strategic and tactical marvels.” </li></ul><ul><li>This reply is very notable in history as it led to the reactivation of X. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X. (Hint: X is nicknamed Habu) </li></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><li>SR-71 “Blackbird” </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>Joanna Rowling claims that she had initially decided to keep X and Y alive, but then had to finish them off so as to compensate for the revival of Arthur Weasley. </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: Theodore Roosevelt’s contribution to the world. (Not politics) </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>X-Remus John Lupin </li></ul><ul><li>Y-Nymphodora Tonks </li></ul><ul><li>Theodore points to Teddy, who is their son </li></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><li>A lion and a tiger’s roar were recorded and played backwards. What did this result in? </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>King Kong's roar. </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>Connect…. </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>Movies disqualified from the oscars </li></ul><ul><li>The movie Croupier was disqualified from the oscars for being telecasted on national television before the academy award ceremony. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Knight has not been disqualified, but it has been disqualified from the Best Original Soundtrack category because the soundtrack was composed by 5 people which is not acceptable according to the norms. </li></ul>
  73. 73. Round 4 <ul><li>Anti-Clockwise </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>X is a superstitious practice started in the 1980s by the New York Islanders. The practice of X is usually associated in large with the Stanley Cup. This tradition was initially dominant only in the game of Ice Hockey, but slowly spread to many sports like baseball, basketball and tennis. Some notable sportspersons who follow/followed this tradition are Bjorn Borg, Andy Roddick, Lebron James, Pau Gasol, Ken Daneyko, Patrick Ewing and James Blake. What tradition am I referring to? </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>The tradition being described is termed as a “Playoff Beard”. It is the superstitious practice of a player not shaving off his beard during the playoffs. The player stops shaving when his team enters the playoffs and does not shave until his team is eliminated or wins the tournament. </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>Connect... </li></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><li>Charlie’s Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Zeta Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith and Thandie Newton were originally casted for the movie Charlie’s Angels, but then replaced by Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>* The quality of the products. </li></ul><ul><li>* The mastery of flavor and cooking. </li></ul><ul><li>* The &quot;personality&quot; of the cuisine. </li></ul><ul><li>* The value for the money. </li></ul><ul><li>* The consistency between visits. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the significance of these 5 parameters? </li></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><li>The criteria for awarding the Michelin Stars to a restaurant. </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>X once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls. Most of his films feature a &quot;Mexican standoff&quot; scene, in which three or more characters are simultaneously pointing guns at each other. X often uses unconventional storytelling device in his films, such as retrospective with frequent flashbacks, non-linear, &quot;chapter&quot; format . X also popularized the trunk shot, which is a shot looking up at the actors from the trunk of a car. Identify X. </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>X-Quentin Tarantino </li></ul>
  82. 82. <ul><li>X is a talented sportsperson. He is famous for doing the famous “Dunk of Death” and holds various NBA playoff records like: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Most three-point field goals made in one half </li></ul><ul><li>2. Most consecutive three-point field goals made in one game </li></ul><ul><li>X is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has stated in interviews that many of the hand signals that he does on the court are a greeting to his Omega brothers around the world. X is a distant relative of Tracy Mcgrady. Identify X. </li></ul>
  83. 83. <ul><li>Vince Carter </li></ul>
  84. 84. <ul><li>Put Funda. </li></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><li>For the 2008 April Fools' Day prank, every &quot;Featured Video&quot; on the front page redirected to Rick Astley's &quot;Never Gonna Give You Up“, effectively rickrolling everyone who attempted to watch a featured video on the site. </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><li>Eminem- These 4 people were made a mockery of in any one </li></ul><ul><li>of his songs. </li></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><li>This bronze statuette is also known as the &quot;Fascinated Wanderer&quot;. It was first awarded in 1967. How is this award more commonly known as ? </li></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>Chess Oscar </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>X's technique started with minimalist pencil sketches drawn with a light pencil. X would then use a small sable brush and India ink on the Strathmore Bristol board to complete most of the remaining drawing. He also letters dialogue with a Rapidograph fountain pen, and he uses a crow quill pen for odds and ends. Identify X and his works. </li></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><li>X-Bill Waterson. And his creation is of course Calvin And Hobbes. </li></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>Identify the building and put funda with two important personalities. </li></ul>
  93. 93. <ul><li>Old state capitol building in Springfield, Illinois where </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln gave his famous &quot;Divided House&quot; campaign speech and this was where Barack Obama announced his race for presidency. </li></ul>
  94. 94. <ul><li>What unique achievement connects these two personalities? </li></ul>
  95. 95. <ul><li>Bjornstjerne Bjornson of Norway and Rabindranath Tagore of India are connected by the fact that they were Nobel Prize Winners in Literature and that they have also written the National Anthems of their respective countries. </li></ul>
  96. 96. Round 5 <ul><li>Clockwise </li></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><li>This cricketer was considered as perhaps the greatest all rounder of his time. In all, he took 1,109 first-class wickets with a bowling average of 10.32 He was also a fine batsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12).He retired from cricket as a result of rheumatism . He was posthumously selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1913, 50 years after his retirement from first-class cricket. Identify the cricketer. </li></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>John Wisden </li></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  100. 100. <ul><li>The connect is William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>Ran-King Lear </li></ul><ul><li>Throne of Blood-Macbeth </li></ul><ul><li>The Bad Sleep Well- Hamlet </li></ul>
  101. 101. <ul><li>Name the sport being played. </li></ul>
  102. 102. <ul><li>Pelota or Basque Pelota </li></ul>
  103. 103. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  104. 104. The connect is F.R.I.E.N.D.S <ul><li>The coffee house is based on Cholmondeley's, a coffee shop and lounge in Usen Castle at Brandeis University which is the alma mater of the show's creators. </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;Riverdale Perk&quot; is a coffee pub in Toronto which is designed just like the Central Perk coffee house in the TV show. </li></ul><ul><li>James Micheal Tyler plays the role of Gunther who is the head waiter in the show. </li></ul>
  105. 105. <ul><li>This poster represents what event? </li></ul>
  106. 106. <ul><li>Cleaning the World of Filth by Vladimir Lenin </li></ul>
  107. 107. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  108. 108. <ul><li>The connect is Hansie Cronje. </li></ul><ul><li>Bell Equipment was the company that he was working for after </li></ul><ul><li>retiring from professional cricket. </li></ul><ul><li>Jannat is a hindi movie about match fixing (Which should have </li></ul><ul><li>served as a pointing clue to Cronje) </li></ul>
  109. 109. <ul><li>What is common to the following non exhaustive list of companies: </li></ul><ul><li>Agilent Technologies Inc </li></ul><ul><li>United States Steel Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Alleghany Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Motor Company </li></ul><ul><li>Genpact </li></ul>
  110. 110. <ul><li>Single letter ticker symbol in NYSE. </li></ul><ul><li>A -Agilent Technologies Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>X -United States Steel Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Y- Alleghany Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>F- Ford Motor Company </li></ul><ul><li>G-Genpact </li></ul>
  111. 111. <ul><li>The original, dating back to 1952, is owned by Steven Spielberg, who has no intentions of selling it. Market buzz places the value of this item at $100,000 or higher. It is done largely in blue and has three people cowering up against a wall while a shadow lengthens in their direction. What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  112. 112. <ul><li>The First MAD cover </li></ul>
  113. 113. <ul><li>Connect… </li></ul>
  114. 114. <ul><li>The first picture is that of Morpheus, the Greek God of Dreams. </li></ul><ul><li>Lawrence Fishburne plays the role of Morpheus in the Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Trilogy. </li></ul>
  115. 115. <ul><li>In Professional Snooker, what is known as “The Crucible Curse”? </li></ul>
  116. 116. <ul><li>The term refers to the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, venue of the World Snooker Championship since 1977, and the fact that no first-time champion has ever successfully defended his title there, hence the “Curse&quot;. </li></ul>
  117. 117. <ul><li>What am I talking about when I say, </li></ul><ul><li>Venice started it in 1522 Germany in 1544 France in 1564 Russia in 1700 Britain and British Empire in 1752 </li></ul>
  118. 118. <ul><li>The years of adoption of 1st January as the New Year by the respective countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Wishing everyone a happy and a prosperous New Year. </li></ul>
  119. 119. <ul><li>THANK YOU!!! </li></ul>