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Blossoms 2013 General Quiz Finals

  1. 1. Christ University Quiz Association Presents BLOSSOMS QUIZ 2013 Conducted by Surabhi Mohan & Shloka Sachdev
  2. 2. Special thanks to…
  3. 3. LIST IT
  4. 4. • List out all the states in the United States starting with the letter M • +5 for every answer • Bonus +10 for the entire set
  5. 5. • • • • • • • • Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana
  7. 7. • +10 on infinite Bounce • +15/-10 on Pounce
  8. 8. FITB  • A ________ is "an idea, behaviour, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A ______acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard them as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures. • The word _________ is a shortening (modelled on gene) of a certain Greek word meaning ‘to imitate’ and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of it are given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches.
  9. 9. A meme!!!!!!!!
  10. 10. The eyeconic photograph • Sharbat Gula (Pashto: ) born ca. 1972) is an _______ woman who was the subject of a famous photograph by journalist _______. Gula was living as a refugee in Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of ________ when she was photographed. The image brought her recognition when it was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine at a time when she was approximately 12 years old. Gula was known simply as “_____________" until she was formally identified in early 2002. The photograph has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa and is sometimes popularly referred to as "the _________ Mona Lisa"
  11. 11. The Afghan girl and Steve McCurry
  12. 12. Connect!
  13. 13. Books by Booker prize winning Indian authors
  14. 14. The English word _______ was developed in 14th century as a special usage of the plural of English world “X” whose equivalent Slovak word is Novinay or the Russian Novosti. It is communication of selected information on current events to a third-party or mass audience presented in many forms of “Mass-presentation ways”. Earliest forms of these were in Ancient Rome where Acta Diuma or the annoucement of government bulletins read out from stones or metal. FITB
  15. 15. News
  16. 16. Little lesser known facts about Mr.X: • He is currently on leave from the University of Chicago, where he is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor. • He admits that he is poor in Hindi, he said he started learning Hindi in 7th grade and of course passed the examination. He plans to master the national language soon. • He also starred in a movie called Inside Job directed by Charles H. Ferguson, along side Matt Damon. Inside Job was well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research, and exposition of complex material. The film was screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and won the 2010 Academy Award for the category it belonged to. • His younger brother, Mukund, is the Group Spokesperson and Chief Ethics Officer of the Tata group. • ID Mr.X
  17. 17. Raghuram Rajan
  18. 18. • Gstaad, an alpine ski resort, is famous for its cheese industry. In 2003, to extend the reputation of Gstaad cheese around the world, an entrepreneur named Hanspeter Reust engineered a marketing plan which had an 800 kg gift as its highlight. • But, this invited criticism 2 years later because the gift had to be decommissioned due to its inadequate output. Prominent among the critics was A, a part time Gstaad resident, who attributed his talents and strengths to the interaction with the class gift was a part of. However in July 2013, the Gstaad authorities reworked the idea and got another similar gift created. • What are we talking about? Also, identify A after whom a famous location in Gstaad is named after.
  19. 19. The cow that was gifted to Roger Federer after his 2003 Wimbledon victory was slaughtered for inadequate output
  20. 20. Description of what? • The original specifications for the it called for a circular gold medal, 35 mm in diameter, with the sun and the legend “________ _________" above and a floral wreath below. The reverse was to carry the state emblem and motto. It was to be worn around the neck from a white ribbon. There is no indication that any specimens of this design were ever produced and one year later the design was altered. The decoration is in the form of a peepal leaf, about 5.8 cm long, 4.7 cm wide and 3.1 mm thick. It is of toned bronze. On its obverse is embossed a replica of the sun, 1.6 cm in diameter, below which the words ________ ________ are embossed in Devanagari script. On the reverse are State emblem and the motto, also in Devanagari. The emblem, the sun and the rim are of platinum. The inscriptions are in burnished bronze.
  21. 21. • Bharat Ratna
  22. 22. The origins of what I’m talking about lie in an incident on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902, to which president Roosevelt was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier, cornered, clubbed, and tied an American Black Bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery, and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902. While the initial cartoon of an adult black bear lassoed by a handler and a disgusted Roosevelt had symbolic overtones, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the bear smaller and cuter. Morris Michtom used this incident as an opportunity to start off something that has become an everyday thing in people’s livelihoods. What? Pic on next slide
  23. 23. Theodore ‘teddy’ Roosevelt and the teddy bear
  24. 24. Specifications of ..? • • • • • • • • • • Android 4.2 1.5GHz quad-core processor 2GB RAM 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera 3,150mAh battery and dual-sim functionality 5-inch IPS screen with 1920x1080p resolution and 441ppi pixel density Other Version: 6.5-inch screen, making it one of the biggest smartphones in the world 16 and 32GB variants priced at Rs 18,000 and Rs 23,000 The company is offering an extra battery, a leather case, as well as another dual-sim feature phone worth Rs 1,111 free with this handset. Hint: Was recently in the news for being first of its kind in India
  25. 25. Connect
  26. 26. Types of Cricket Shots • • • • • • Scoop Shot Sweep Shot Helicopter Shot Cut Shot Drive Shot Switch Hit Shot
  27. 27. CONNECT
  28. 28. • X is a very popular restaurant and hangout which is a meeting point for journalists, artists, theatre persons, students and foreigners. Known for a British snack, it’s an institution that has a reputation for serving the city’s intelligentsia. Founded in 1940, it retains an old-world charm with huge pillars and large fans. It is said that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Nikita Khrushchev, Queen Elizabeth II are some of the dignitaries to have dined there. It has also won MTV's award for the Most Stylish Place in Bangalore. Id X.
  29. 29. • The previous logo was in the shape of a ring. The reason why the company decided to go for the black and white colour combination was that the agency had sent a coloured logo but since the company had a black and white fax machine hence they received it in black and white and thought it to be selected by the agency. The design and colours both were liked and approved and hence they had a black and white Logo. Which company?
  30. 30. • The earliest _____ were used at the end of the sixteenth century, and Queen Elizabeth I of England was one of the first to own one. • The first detached, and therefore collectible kind began to appear in the 1850s. One of the first references to these is found in Mary Russell Mitford's Recollections of a Literary Life (1852) • Modern versions of this are available in a huge variety of materials in a multitude of designs and styles. Many are made of cardboard or heavy paper, but they are also constructed of leather, ribbon, fabric, felt, steel, wire, tin, beads, wood, plastic, vinyl, silver, gold, and other precious metals, some decorated with gemstones. • Woven pictorial versions produced by Thomas Steven, a 19thcentury English silk weaver, starting around 1862, are called Stevengraphs.
  31. 31. Identify the artist
  32. 32. Fut Panda.
  33. 33. • Spoonerism: The transposition of the initial consonants or consonant clusters of a pair of words, often resulting in an amusing ambiguity of meaning.
  34. 34. LIST IT
  35. 35. • List of Maharatna companies
  36. 36. • • • • • • • Coal India Limited Indian Oil Corporation NTPC Limited Steel Authority of India limited Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited GAIL (India) Limited Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  38. 38. Business Sports Science Print ad India Current affairs Fashion Entertainment
  39. 39. BUSINESS
  40. 40. Bizzarre! • A Facebook/Twitter chatwala, the famous Google Gola and ________ has trumped them all with a real _______ nagar in UP. That is, ________ has adopted a village called Shiv Nagar, in Uttar Pradesh. In appreciation of __________’s efforts for Shiv Nagar, the residents have decided to rename the village to “____________ Nagar”. Pic in next slide
  41. 41. nagar Slide 63
  42. 42. SPORTS
  43. 43. Who is the fifth person to do so? ?
  44. 44. Asmir Begovic (stoke city) Others: Slide 63
  46. 46. Give funda • The instrument, which is cracked, water stained and only has two strings, is said to have belonged to Wallace Hartley, whose band continued to play – most famously, the hymn “Nearer, My God, To Thee”. It was thought the violin had been lost when Hartley and the rest of his band faced the obvious consequences. But in 2006 an unnamed man found the instrument in a leather suitcase in the attic of his mother’s home. • Recently, it was bought by an British collector at the sale in Devizes, Wiltshire. When the buyer’s premium is added, the total paid was £1.1 million. • Why the hype? (picture follows)
  47. 47. The violin played by the bandmaster in the titanic Slide 63
  48. 48. SCIENCE
  49. 49. • •In 1941, the first of Max Fleischer's Superman cartoons depicted Superman fighting a mad scientist named ___Y____. They are now in the public domain and can be viewed in various locations, including the Internet Archive. • •The Secret of __X__ __Y___, a 1980 Yugoslav film directed by Krsto Papid, notable for its inclusion of Orson Welles as banking baron J.P. Morgan, touches on ____Y___'s psychic powers and lost vision of the future. • • In 2006 David Bowie portrayed ___Y___ in the movie The Prestige in which one of the main characters of the film gets him to develop a remarkable electro replicating device for him.
  50. 50. • Nikola Tesla Slide 63
  51. 51. INDIA
  52. 52. India Be-riddled! Dozen to dozen and half a dozen” Hopping peacefully at four and two Clothed, unclothed behold they cleansing thy heart Confluence for “pot” watch out watch out carnival of carnival behold thy no bigger than Pot… What am I talking about?
  53. 53. Kumbh Mela Slide 63
  54. 54. FASHION
  55. 55. Fashion • • • What became ____ _______ was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients' skin after surgery. Introduced to South Korea and Japan in 1985 – where healthy-looking, porcelain skin is heavily prized – the cream was hailed as "the secret of Korean actresses," and was heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities. It is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. Western cosmetics companies began to launch ___ ________in the Western market in 2012, though some of these have been criticized for lacking the skincaring functions that it normally supposed to have, and for being no more than tinted moisturizer. Early arrivals included Boscia, Clinique, Dior, Estée Lauder, Garnier, Marcelle, Maybelline, Omorovicza, Natura Bisse, Revlon and Smashbox. Lab Series makes a _____ ________for men. Certain ____ _________have been tailored for Western markets: Estée Lauder, for example, has not included the whitening properties in their formulation for North America.
  56. 56. Slide 63
  57. 57. PRINT AD
  58. 58. Slide 63
  60. 60. Connect • • • • • • • • • A public room or building where gambling games are played. Hard solid non-metallic mineral matter used as a building material. A person whose job is to take people in a car to the place they want to go to in return for money. A game in which a child covers his eyes while the other players hide then tries to find them. A man who sponsors a person at baptism A cluster of stars too distant to be seen individually, resembling a dimly luminous cloud Largest country in both South America and the Latin American region A broad, heavy knife used as an implement or weapon, originating in Central America and the Caribbean Without any imperfections or defects
  61. 61. Robert De Niro • • • • • • • • • Casino Stone Taxi Driver Hide and Seek Godfather Stardust Brazil Machete Flawless Slide 63
  62. 62. LIST IT
  63. 63. • The constituent emirates of the UAE.
  64. 64. • • • • • • • Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain
  65. 65. LVC
  66. 66. +40/-20
  67. 67. +30/-15
  68. 68. +20/-10
  69. 69. +10/-5
  70. 70. +5/0