IIT-BHU Prastuti Guess Finals


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IIT-BHU Prastuti Guess Finals

  1. 1. p r e s e n t s
  2. 2. • There will be a total of three rounds. • +10 for every question. I love guesses, hence no negative marking. • All the decision of the Quiz-Master will be final in case of any disputes.
  3. 3. Good Luck! 
  4. 4. Round -1 Infinite Bounce • Every question is addressed to the team succeeding the team that answered the previous question. If no team answers the question, the next question is addressed to the same team to which the previous question was addressed. • There are a total 0f 12 questions in this round. The order of the teams will be reversed after the 6th question irrespective of the team to which it was addressed.
  5. 5. Question 1 This song was copyrighted in 1935 by Summy Company, the publisher of ‘Good Morning to All’. Birch Tree Group was formed to protect and enforce the song’s copyright. In 2008, Warner collected $2 million in royalties for the song. In European Union, the copyright will expire on December 31, 2016 and in the United States by 2030. Name this very popular song.
  6. 6. Answer: The Happy Birthday Song
  7. 7. Question 2 The NBA logo with its silhouetted basketball player was based upon the form of one of the NBA’s greatest basketball players. The 14-time NBA all-star and NBA Champion for the LA Lakers has the characteristics that has symbolised the NBA of the 1960- 70’s. Identify the great sportsman. +2/0
  8. 8. Answer: Jerry West
  9. 9. Question 3 X holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive man-made object ever. X weighs 450 tons and it is roughly the same size as a football field. X has been in existence for 15 years and taken around $150 billion to build. Christmas is celebrated more than once a year over here. Identify X.
  10. 10. Answer: International Space Station. The Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar while the Catholic Church uses the Gregorian Calendar
  11. 11. Question 4 He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor and has appeared in more than 1000 films. He is considered as one of the most versatile Indian comic actors and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009 for his contribution to the Indian cinema. Who?
  12. 12. Answer: Bramhanandam
  13. 13. Question 5 Arsene Wenger, working as a French TV pundit during Euro 2012, asked the commentators to stop talking so that the viewers could hear the fans of a team singing in spite of trailing 4-0. Most channels around the world did the same thing, and this moment was regarded as the saving grace for a tournament troubled by racism and violence. The song, ‘The Fields of Athenry’, is the most popular anthem for sports teams from the nation involved and tells the story of a man named Michael who is punished for stealing for his family. Name the team. What is the subject of the song?
  14. 14. Answer: Ireland The Great Irish Famine
  15. 15. Question 6 Identify this flag.
  16. 16. Answer: Flag of Mars. It’s a tricolour used by the Mars society and The Planetary Society to represent the planet Mars. The flag is designed to portray the future of Mars. The red strip symbolizes mars as it is today. The green and the blue strips symbolize stages in the possible terraforming of Mars, should humanity ever have the will and the ability to undertake such a task.
  17. 17. Reversing the order…
  18. 18. Question 7 Identify the Project.
  19. 19. Answer: India’s manned moon mission
  20. 20. Question 8 Although the actual reason for this strange remains a mystery, some people claim it is because the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. Others say that it is because pineapple were a symbol of status and wealth in late 19th century. A spokesperson for the X museum offered the explanation that it could date back to the tradition where Captains in British Navy coming back from sea put pineapple on the gateposts of their home. However, none of the explanations have anything to do with X itself. What is X?
  21. 21. Answer: Wimbledon
  22. 22. Question 9 The name of this Japanese City means little beach. Around 2006, the city inhabitants and the administrations noted that a certain person was gaining widespread international popularity and thus decided to associate with the person. It sent that person a set of the city’s famous lacquer chopsticks, a DVD about the city and a letter wishing him the best. As the person became even more popular in early 2008, it began to organize parties, posters and T-shirts in support. Name the city.
  23. 23. Answer: The city is called Obama. This was the time when Obama’s Presidential campaign was on in the US.
  24. 24. Qustion 10 Which term popular in sports/competitions originates from the sporting practice shown in the next slide?
  25. 25. Answer: ‘UnderDog’ The use of the term is believed to have come from the blood-sport known as bear-baiting where the ‘top-dog’ was trained to attack the bear’s throat and head, and the ‘underdog’ was trained to attack the bear's underside. The top-dog had a better chance of surviving and of beating the bear, whereas the underdog was more likely to die.
  26. 26. Question 11 She is a famous Italian actress who won a Golden Globe and her credits include films like Come September and Hotel Paradiso. She happened to be the favourite actress of an Indian. This fondness actually lead to something very interesting. What ?
  27. 27. Answer: The actress is Gina Lollobrigida. She happened to be the favourite actress of Babita. Babita nicknamed her daughter Lolo after her favourite actress. We better know Lolo as Karishma Kapoor.
  28. 28. Question 12 • Google declined to make any comments on their recent action, saying that they wanted the illustration to speak for itself. • Atypically, Google did this late afternoon instead of the usual midnight Eastern US time so as to time it with another event taking place in another part of the world. • The effort has been lauded by a lot of human rights organizations. What?
  29. 29. Answer:
  30. 30. Scores Please…
  31. 31. Round – 2 Connect • Open to all
  32. 32. Question 1
  33. 33. Answer: Walter Isaacson He has written biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger.
  34. 34. Question 2
  35. 35. Answer: Aaron Ramsey’s Curse These were all famous people who died each time Aaron Ramsey scored a goal, making them victims of Ramsey’s killing curse.
  36. 36. Question 3
  37. 37. Answer: Red Hat Linux Versions
  38. 38. Question 4
  39. 39. Answer: Besides being one of their biggest hits, the following songs are also the titles of their biographies.
  40. 40. Question 5
  41. 41. Answer: All of them won two Ballon D’ors
  42. 42. Question 6
  43. 43. Answer: GRACE( Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment). It’s a joint mission of NASA and the German Aerospace Center, has been making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field anomalies since its launch in March 2002. The two satellites are nicknamed as Tom and Jerry and they investigate the Earth's shifting water masses and map their effects on the planet's gravity field.
  44. 44. Round 3 Common Theme • Question are connected to a common theme. Marks for correctly identifying the theme are given in each question.
  45. 45. Question 1 X is known as Asia Minor in modern Turkish geography. X denotes the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of the Republic of Turkey. The region is bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. X? +60/-30
  46. 46. Answer: Anatolia
  47. 47. Question 2 Formula 1 driver X started his career in 2010 with team Y. Team Y set an unwanted record of most number of starts (39) without scoring a single point at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix. The picture shows X driving in a Lotus car at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix which he had received as a gift at the 2004 San Marino Grand Prix. X and Y? What’s special about the car? +50/-25
  48. 48. Answer: X – Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton Senna) Y – Hispania The car was the replica of Lotus 98T and was gifted to his nephew to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his uncle’s death
  49. 49. Question 3 X is a mythical creature with the body of a fish and the head of a lion— occurs in a number of different artistic traditions. X can be found on Indian murals at Ajanta and Mathura, and on Etruscan coins of the Hellenistic period. X is an established element of Western heraldry, and have been used on the coat of arms of the cities of Portsmouth and Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom; the City of Manila; and the East India Company. X? +40/-20
  50. 50. Answer: Merlion
  51. 51. Question 4 On January 1, 1863, then US President Abraham Lincoln released the Emancipation Proclamation, thus giving freedom to all the slaves in the 10 states that were in rebellion. The Emancipation Proclamation also affected foreign nations' involvement in the war. In this political cartoon, a slave begs to not support the Confederacy now that Lincoln has issued the Proclamation. Whom is he begging to? +30/-15
  52. 52. Answer: John Bull
  53. 53. Question 5 X’s are mythological creatures typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs and traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. In Yin and Yang terminology, a X is yang and complements a yin ‘Fenghuang’ (Phoenix). What is X? +20/-10
  54. 54. Answer: Dragon
  55. 55. Question 6 1. Salaam Bombay 2. Lagaan 3. ?? +10/-5
  56. 56. Answer: Mother India. All the three movies made it to the final nominations of the Oscars.
  57. 57. Theme….
  58. 58. Theme: National Personifications Anatolia – Turkey Hispania – Spain Merlion – Singapore John Bull – England Dragon – China Mother India - India
  59. 59. 1. The Barn Burner He is the US senator of Texas from Republican Party. He provoked a shutdown of the federal government in a hopeless quest to undo the President’s signature legislative achievement. He later tried to explain himself and ended up giving one of the longest speeches in Senate history. +50/-25
  60. 60. Answer: Ted Cruz
  61. 61. 2. The Lethal Tyrant • His family have run their as a mafia family business since 1970, when his father gained control in a Baathist coup. His family belongs to Alawites, a Shi‘ite-related minority sect, and his father ruled his 80% Sunni country with a relentless brutality. In 1982 he put down a rebellion by the Muslim Brotherhood in the city of Hama, killing an estimated 20,000 people. • He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, who led his country for 30 years until his death. • He had been trained in England as an ophthalmologist and was married to a stylish investment banker. +40/-20
  62. 62. Answer: Bashar al-Assad
  63. 63. 3. The Unlikely Activist In her ninth decade, she started a judicial odyssey, fighting a battle she never expected to wage—let alone win. Now she's the matriarch of the gay-rights movement. +30/-15
  64. 64. Answer: Edith Windsor
  65. 65. 4. The Dark Prophet He pulled off the year's most spectacular heist by disclosing thousands of classified documents to several media outlets.The leaked documents revealed operational details of global surveillance programs run by the NSA and the other Five Eyes governments of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with the cooperation of a number of businesses and European governments. Exiled from his country, this 30- year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of the information age. +20/-10
  66. 66. Answer: Edward Snowden
  67. 67. 5. The People’s Pope He is the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non- European Pope since Pope Gregory III in 741, 1272 years earlier. +10/-5
  68. 68. Answer: Pope Francis
  69. 69. Theme….
  70. 70. Theme: They are top 5 finalists of the Person Of The Year 2013 by TIME Magazine