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Host: Anindya Das and Md. Jasimuddin
Research: Anindya Das and Md. Jasimuddin
39th Annual EDSEM QUIZ FEST
Flow of the Evening
 In total 7 Rounds
 Initially there will be 3 Rounds of Dry Questions
 One Written Round of 10 Questions (5 points
each. Team getting all 10 will get bonus 20)
 2 Rounds of Dry Questions Again
 One Special Round
 Correct Answers will fetch 10 points
 Infinite Bounce and Infinite Pounce
 Infinite Pounce – 15 Secs (10/-10)
Round 1
Many teams in the world retire a jersey number to
show respect to a legendary player who had
served the club or for the club’s supporters. Some
retirements are permanent while others are
brought back. Why did Leeds United retire jersey
number 15 in year 2007-08
Financial Meltdown at Leeds United saw them in
the third tier of English Football and nearly
resulted in being expelled from Football League.
They entered the 2007-08 season with 15 points
penalty
Claim to Fame
Venerial Burney was a Chartered Accountant and
taught economics and mathematics at girl’s school in
southwest London. She died on 30th Apr 2009 aged
90. What is her claim to fame which saw Asteroid to
be named 6235 Burney in her honor and Rock Band
The Venetia Fair to be named after her. The space
probe “New Horizons” is also carrying an instrument
named after her
She was the one to give the name Pluto on 14
Mar 1930 – The Roman God of Underworld who
was able to make himself invisible
What is depicted here
Tea Ceremony
What is the context here
Turning X was a turning point for me. Teetering
on the edge of being an old adolescent and a
fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into
becoming who I’m going to be forever without a
removal van full of my old junk. When I was in my
past I wanted out! So typical. I’m on about being
a teenager , sitting around and chit chatting shit,
not caring about future because it didn’t matter
like it does now. X is about getting to know who
I’ve become without realizing.
Da Vinci Surgical System
A robotic surgical system
which facilitates complex
surgery using minimal
invasive approach
controlled by a surgeon
using a console. It is
commonly used for
prostatectomies, caridac
valve repair and
gynecological surgical
procedures. Give me the
funda behind naming it after
da-Vinci
da-Vinci’s study
of the human
anatomy led to
the design of
first known robot
in history
(humanoid
robot)
Connect
Neerja Bhanot
Just before the start of the
tournament, first choice
center forward Rene
Bliard walloped the
ground when he went to
strike the ball, hurt his
ankle and had to be sent
home.
Who was the reserve who
stepped in.
Just Fontaine
What is being depicted here
The Battle of Thermopylae
Scores Please
End of Round 1
Round 2
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines’ in-flight guide has the
following disclaimers / warnings for movies:
Violence, Adult Situations, Language and
Extreme Horror Scenes.
In 2000 it added another disclaimer – “Aircraft
Issues” from one particular movie. Identify the
movie.
Pan Trinity Das is a Canadian spiritual artist who had
been seen painting in the walls of half the cities and
villages he had travelled in India. After suggestion
from a musician Parker Ainsworth he landed up in
this abandoned place where he met some musicians
including Ian Ether to shoot a music video. While
creating the portrait for the video he envisioned to
transform the entire hall into a gallery. How do we
know this place ?
Some street art of Pan are shown next
Beatles Cathedral Gallery, Hrishikesh
Connect
Find the relation
Year Date
2000-01 17 Apr '01
2001-02 18 Mar '02
2002-03 24 Mar '03
2003-04 13 Mar '04
2004-05 2 Apr '05
2005-06 7 May '06
2006-07 21 Apr '07
2007-08 9 Mar '08
2008-09 11 Apr '09
2009-10 9 May '10
2010-11 7 May '11
2011-12 13 May '12
2012-13 19 May '13
2013-14 28 Apr '14
2014-15 4 May '15
Saint Totteringham’s Day
What’s in India
Identify X
In 1980’s while the west towers were under
construction, Washington National Cathedral held a
decorative sculpture competition for children. Word
of the competition was spread nationwide by
National Geographic World Magazine. The third
place winner was Christopher Rader and his drawing
was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by
Patrick J. Plunkett and placed high upon the
northwest tower of the Cathedral
Identify the son
Satyavati had a son with Rishi Parashurama
before her marriage with Kind Shantanu. She
exacted three wishes out of the sage before his
advances, one being that their son would become
a great sage. Soon Satyavati gave birth on an
island in Yamuna. Identify this son ?
Rishi Vyasa
Mount Ararat
Mt. Ararat is the national symbol of Armenia. It
consists of two dormant snow capped volcanoes at
elevation of 12,000 – 17,000 ft. It is also said that the
Armenians have a sense of possession of the
mountain in the sense of symbolic cultural property.
Along with it being featured in coat of arms in
Armenia it also has a Biblical significance.
Landing place of Noah’s Ark after the
great floods
Scores Please
End of Round 2
Round 3
Identify
This place in Shivaji Nagar,
Pune holds the office of
Ajinkya Developers along
with some other real estate
firms, an advocate’s office
and office of an insurance
broker. Every year on
November 15 a unique item
is brought out from this
building for a ceremony.
What am I talking about
Ashes of Nathuram Godse
Identify X and Y
X was first conceived by Will Glaser and Tim
Westergren in late 1999. It is an effort to capture the
essence of music at the most fundamental level
using over 450 attributes to describe songs and
complex mathematical algorithm to organize them. X
is currently made up of 5 sub-genomes: Pop/Rock,
Hip-Hop/Electronica, Jazz, World Music, and
Classical. X was completely developed by Y and
currently limit it’s use just for their own users
Music Genome Project
Connect
Nominated but not awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize
Ariel Zev Emanuel is an
American Talent Agent
and co-CEO of William
Moris Endeavour. He is
described as “21st
Century Hollywood
Mogul” and his style &
persona has
supposedly inspired
several fictional
characters. One of them
being Ari Gold in
Entourage. Name the
other.
Identify the musical
This innovative theatrical musical was created by British
drama critic Kenneth Tynan and debuted off-Broadway in
1969 and 1970 in London. Initially it ran for over 3900
performances in London and 1314 in NYC. Revivals enjoyed
even longer runs including a Broadway revival running for
5959 performances making it longest running Broadway
classical at that time.
The show sparked considerable controversy at the time,
because it featured extended scenes of total nudity, both
male and female. The title is taken from a painting by Clovis
Trouille, itself a pun on "O quel cul t'as!“ French for "What an
arse you have!".
This is a a dungeon inside the
old Fort Williams, Kolkata
Nawab Siraj-ud-Dualah held
British POWS after capture of
the fort on 20 June, 1756.
Cramped space inside the
dungeon led to the death of 123
out of 146 prisoners due to
suffocation, heat exhaustion
and crushing.
This tragic incident was the
original inspiration for one of the
astronomical features. Identify.
Black Hole Tragedy of Calcutta
Put Funda - Reference
Philippines cab drivers wearing crown to
support new Ms Universe - Pia Alonzo
Wurtzbach
This is USS Missouri – (“Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo”), an
Iowa-class battleship commissioned in 1944. She
participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima & Okinawa and
shelled Jap home islands. Later she had also
participated in the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and
provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm
in Jan/Feb 1991. What is her claim to Fame ?
Surrender of Japan took place on
board this ship
Scores Please
End of Round 3
Round 4
Identify the personality
Nation of Islam (NOI) is an Islamic movement founded on 4th
of July, 1930 in Detroit by Wallace Fard Muhammad. It’s
main aim was to improve spiritual, mental, social and
economic condition of African Americans. It’s official
newspaper – “The Final Call” had an estimated subscription
base of 20,000 to 50,000. After Fard’s disappearance there
were number of splits most notably of senior leader X to
become Sunni Muslim.
X was a human rights activist and has been called one of the
greatest and most influential African Americans in history
Malcom X
About which war did US WWII war hero Gen.
Omar Bradley had this to :
“This Strategy would involve us in the wrong
war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time,
and with the wrong group”
Strategy to enlarge the Korean War to
include Red China
Identify the movie
Identify X
According to his mother X was a perfectionist from
early days. At age of 5 he used to go to school with
all his pens, crayons and ruler perfectly ordered and
cased. When she signed him up for a business
school aged 23 he quit the very next day. In 2011 he
was named “Rockstar of the year” by the Spanish
Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine and featured in
the front cover of the Dec edition
Identify the writer and the subject
Writer = Linus Trovalds
Subject = Tux, the penguin
Identify
Softcard is a JV between AT&t, Verizon and T-
Mobile to produce a mobile payment platform
using NFC technology for payment with
credentials stored in the smartphone. In Feb 2015
Google acquired Softcard and integrate it into
Google Wallet service. In 2014 the company
changed it’s name to Softcard. What was it’s
previous name ?
Lewandowski to Blackburn
After his 4 goal heroics against Real Madrid, Robert
Lewandowski almost made a move to Blackburn
Rovers from Dortmund. Dortmund even accepted
Sam Allardyce’s GBP 4.2 offer and he was on his
way to watch Rovers play Everton.
What incident happened which resulted in him
staying put in Dortmund and later move to Munich.
Ash cloud of Eyjafjallajökull
What is Coca Cola Happy Flag
Campaign
Scores Please
End of Round 4
Round 5
In early 2000s, which consumer product was
boycotted in some countries Middle East after
rumors that it was named after a leader that they
opposed and it’s logo similar to a symbol they hated
To commemorate the
9/11 anniversary artist
Jitesh Kalat unveilled an
art installation in
Chicago. These
consisted of some words
in five colors.
What is written and why
were these colors
chosen
Swami
Vivekananda’s
speech at the Art
Institute of Chicago.
Zhang Chongren was a
Chinese artist and sculpture
who studied in Academie
Royale des Beaux-Arts in
Brussels, Belgium. His
friendship with X earned him
recognition across Europe. X
mocks his own naïveté deep
inside when he shares with
Zhang his view on the ‘white
devils’. X lost contact with
Zhang during the invasion of
China by Japan but would
meet again after four
decades. How is Zhang
widely etched in memory.
Character Chang in Tintin
What is being discussed here
This idea occurred from what X and her father
developed for Y’s fragrance introduced in 2003.
Result was a freehand swiggle.
In the words of Michael Beirut, partner in Pentagram
“I think it’s a nice balancing act — the idea of
tradition with this serif font and modernity with
the missing parts of the letters, asking your
mind’s eye to fill in what’s not there.”
Scarf for USD 461 !!!!
Dot One is a start up that is involved in
selling customized scarfs. Each scarf can
take you back by USD 461. What is so
unique about these scarfs
Clue: Pic of the scarf in next slide if needed
Personalized Scarf imprinting the DNA of the
individual
Identify X and Y
X had employed the services
of Y to design an ash-tray to be
given to lucky
passengers. According to Y -
"The reflection of an elephant´s
head looks like a swan and the
reflection of a swan appears to
be an elephant. This is what I
have done for the ashtray. The
swan up-side-down becomes
an elephant´s head and the
elephant inverted - a swan."
Hejny, an audio engineer from Nashville, TN was
inspired to create the wax four years ago when he
was at a concert in Texas and saw a musician
constantly disturbed with something.
He wanted to walk on stage and hold something in
place so that the drummer could focus on the music.
This led to the creation of Nerd Wax.
What is the function of Nerd Wax
Helps to hold the spectacles in its place
What am I talking about
This is a variant of an American version with an
Indian origin. It went viral during the 2nd half of 2014.
It served the dual purpose of highlighting water
scarcity and spreading the usefulness of ____. It
was started by a Kerala based NGO and believes
that it will create a positive social impact. It has also
spread to other regions – Canada, Vietnam and
Bangladesh.
Scores Please
End of Round 5
Connect of the Connects
Round 6
Rules of the Round
• Each set of two questions will lead to a connect
• Each question will fetch 10 points
• If you identify the connect in the first question you will
get 10. Wrong will fetch -5.
• Answer in the 2nd question will give you 5 no –ve marks
• So overall there will be four connects
• These four connects will lead to the Mega-Connect
• Answering the Mega Connect in the first clue will fetch
40 points and wrong will be -20.
• Further Mega Connect marks will be (30/-15), (20,-10)
and (10,0)
One of the greatest speeches in history
Eisenhower – Battle of Normandy
Wheels of Zeus
Wheels of Zeus was founded in 2002. It made
wireless hardware for keeping track of the
physical location of enabled objects. The
licensable technology consisted of three
components – Smart Tag, Tag Detector and
Communication Service. It was shut down on
Mar 2006. Who was the founder.
Connect
Recipients of Hoover Medal
Any Guesses
Guest Appearance
“It is very different from Live television – there are no
lines, it’s only you and there is no pressure of
remembering lines. I find doing live television is much
easier but maybe because it depends on what you
are used to. In fiction there is pressure of
remembering lines and delivering it with expression”
This was said by whom during his guest
appearance in a new series “Sumit Sambhal
Lega” which is an Indian adaptation of the
popular American sitcom “Everybody loves
Raymond”.
How do we commonly know this
crater
Bessel A is a small,
circular, bowl shaped
lunar crater in the NE
quadrant of the
moon. It lies along
the wrinkle ridge
designated the
Dorsum Azara.
International
Astronomical Union
renamed it in 1973 to
what ?
Sarabhai
Connect
IIMA
Any Guesses
Which bridge is referred here
Opened in 1914 this bridge was India’s longest sea
bridge before the Bandra-Worli sea link in 2010. In
2007 upgradation was done to the bridge from meter
guage to broad guage as part of “Project Uniguage”.
Indian Railways has applied to UNESCO for the
bridge to be made world heritage site
Pamban Bridge
The four sons of
Dasaratha were very
close to each other.
Interestingly although
Lakshmana and
Shathrugna were twins,
Lakshmana was more
attached to Rama and
similarly Shathrugna to
Bharatha. Specific reason
for this.
Kaushalya and Kaikeyi gave one portion of their
divine payasam to Sumitra. Lakshmana was born
out of the part given by Kaushalya and thus was part
of the atma of Rama. Similar goes for Shathrugna.
Connect
Rameshwaram
Any Guesses
Whose scripts
“cataradikam satamastagunam dvasastistatha
sahasranam
ayutadvayaviskambhasyasanno vrttaparinahah”
This literally translates to:
“Add 4 to 100, multiply by eight, and then add
62,000. By this rule the circumference of a
circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be
approached”
Aryabhatta
Identify the company
This is a marketing firm for promotion and
commercialization of space products, tech
transfer and consultancy services. Clientele
include Intelsat, Worldspace, Avanti Group.
Inmarsat etc. It’s name is derived from the
Sanskrit word for “space”. It has found itself in
troubled waters with Devas Multimedia for lease
of S-Band spectrum.
Connect
Any Guesses
My Tribute to the “Missile Man of India”
Extras
Identify the kind of advertising
Surrogate Advertising
What is Google Calico
Project Calico is
funded by Google
and has Art
Levinson,
Chairman and
former CEO of
Genentech as its
CEO. What is this
company’s
ambition
Trying to prolong death
Complete the series
 Siachen
 Gilgit
 Baltistan
 Dafdur
 Kanjut
 Ghuar Mota
 Kibithu
 ???
Indira Point
Nissim Ezekiel's poem is a set of instructions for
what
“Do not write letter
Without order refreshment
Do not comb
Hair is spoiling floor
Do not make mischief in cabin
Our waiter is reporting
Come again
All are welcome whatever caste
If not satisfied tell us
Otherwise tell others
God is great.”
Irani Resturants
Which race format
Before each race, fans can vote for their favorite
driver via various social media channels to give them
a little extra power boost. Voting starts about two
weeks prior to an event and is also open during the
opening six minutes of the race. The three winning
Fanboost drivers each receive an extra 100 KJ of
energy to be used in a power window between 180
kW and 200 kW
Matti Jarvenin won the 1932 Olympic gold in Javelin
for Finland. From 1930 to 1936 he broke the javelin
world record a record 10 times in a row. During WW
II he went to the Karelian Isthmus to train soldiers for
war. What did he train them in.
He trained soldiers in throwing hand grenades
Destino
Destino is an animated short story released in
2003 follows the love story of Chronos and his ill-
fated love for mortal Dahlia. This 6 min short film
was conceptualized in 1945 but could not
materialize due to the financial constraints of
WWII. Identify the two legendary personalities
involved in this film
Walt Disney and Salvador Dali
This dentist has his
practice in Dobbs Ferry
NY and is known as
“painless Dr. Z”. The
site says that it caters
to the cowards and
dental phobics of all
ages for over 30 years.
Give his full name
Audience
Flipkart started it’s journey from an apartment no
610 in Bangalore. How do the company
commemorate this special number
Identify the Idiom
This idiom was first found in print in 1570 in “New
Sonnets and Pretty Pamphlets” by Thomas
Howell:
“_______________________________________,
Waye wordes as winde, till thou finde certaintee.”
Later Samuel Butler used the proverbial phrase
of advice for rhyming in his poem Hudibras(1664):
“To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd,
And ______________________________.”
It basically suggests to not think of the future
before reaching it.
Count your chickens before they
hatched
This is Quantas 737-800 plane, first revealed in Nov
2011. What is it’s nickname
Movember Plane
Identify the Book
This book was written by PC Balasubramaniam
and Raja Krishnamoorthy, directors at Matrix
Business Service India. It is titled:
“_____ Punchatantra: Business and Life
Management the ______ way”
It gives the management lessons in a unique
way. Few being – “My way is a unique way”, “I deliver
what I promise, and deliver even what I didn’t”.
Identify the book
Representation of What
Traffic in Orkut
What is the term
It is coined in 1897 by psychologists G. Stanley
Hall and Arthur Allin. Two types of these are –
“Knismesis” – Light and feather like touch
“Gargalesis” – Harder touch to sensitive areas
What is the term I’m looking for
Tickling
Political Propaganda in Turkey
Elections. Identify the game
Agar.io
Tony Britten is a graduate
from Royal College of
Music. He worked as music
supervisor in many shows
and movies including
Godspell, The Rocky Horror
Show and Robocop. His
most famous composition
was heavily borrowed from
George Handel’s Zadok the
priest and it was performed
by London’s Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra
What do these graphs represent
Bharath Ratna Winners
Identify the movie
Filmmaker Trevor Graham is an Australian ‘X
tragic'. Every week in his Bondi Beach home he
observes the X making ritual, mashing Y, lemon
juice, garlic and tahina. But when the X War
erupted in 2008, among the usual suspects,
Israel, Lebanon and Palestine, Graham was
hungry for more. But this war had no soldiers,
bullets or tanks. Just Y and X. But there's a
personal story, how Graham became a X tragic,
a father who served in Palestine during WW2
and two lovers in his life, one Syrian, one Jewish,
with whom he shared a great culinary passion.
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  • 1. Host: Anindya Das and Md. Jasimuddin Research: Anindya Das and Md. Jasimuddin 39th Annual EDSEM QUIZ FEST
  • 2. Flow of the Evening  In total 7 Rounds  Initially there will be 3 Rounds of Dry Questions  One Written Round of 10 Questions (5 points each. Team getting all 10 will get bonus 20)  2 Rounds of Dry Questions Again  One Special Round  Correct Answers will fetch 10 points  Infinite Bounce and Infinite Pounce  Infinite Pounce – 15 Secs (10/-10)
  • 4. Many teams in the world retire a jersey number to show respect to a legendary player who had served the club or for the club’s supporters. Some retirements are permanent while others are brought back. Why did Leeds United retire jersey number 15 in year 2007-08
  • 5. Financial Meltdown at Leeds United saw them in the third tier of English Football and nearly resulted in being expelled from Football League. They entered the 2007-08 season with 15 points penalty
  • 6. Claim to Fame Venerial Burney was a Chartered Accountant and taught economics and mathematics at girl’s school in southwest London. She died on 30th Apr 2009 aged 90. What is her claim to fame which saw Asteroid to be named 6235 Burney in her honor and Rock Band The Venetia Fair to be named after her. The space probe “New Horizons” is also carrying an instrument named after her
  • 7. She was the one to give the name Pluto on 14 Mar 1930 – The Roman God of Underworld who was able to make himself invisible
  • 10. What is the context here Turning X was a turning point for me. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. When I was in my past I wanted out! So typical. I’m on about being a teenager , sitting around and chit chatting shit, not caring about future because it didn’t matter like it does now. X is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing.
  • 11.
  • 12. Da Vinci Surgical System A robotic surgical system which facilitates complex surgery using minimal invasive approach controlled by a surgeon using a console. It is commonly used for prostatectomies, caridac valve repair and gynecological surgical procedures. Give me the funda behind naming it after da-Vinci
  • 13. da-Vinci’s study of the human anatomy led to the design of first known robot in history (humanoid robot)
  • 16. Just before the start of the tournament, first choice center forward Rene Bliard walloped the ground when he went to strike the ball, hurt his ankle and had to be sent home. Who was the reserve who stepped in.
  • 18. What is being depicted here
  • 19. The Battle of Thermopylae
  • 22. Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines’ in-flight guide has the following disclaimers / warnings for movies: Violence, Adult Situations, Language and Extreme Horror Scenes. In 2000 it added another disclaimer – “Aircraft Issues” from one particular movie. Identify the movie.
  • 23.
  • 24. Pan Trinity Das is a Canadian spiritual artist who had been seen painting in the walls of half the cities and villages he had travelled in India. After suggestion from a musician Parker Ainsworth he landed up in this abandoned place where he met some musicians including Ian Ether to shoot a music video. While creating the portrait for the video he envisioned to transform the entire hall into a gallery. How do we know this place ? Some street art of Pan are shown next
  • 25.
  • 28.
  • 29. Find the relation Year Date 2000-01 17 Apr '01 2001-02 18 Mar '02 2002-03 24 Mar '03 2003-04 13 Mar '04 2004-05 2 Apr '05 2005-06 7 May '06 2006-07 21 Apr '07 2007-08 9 Mar '08 2008-09 11 Apr '09 2009-10 9 May '10 2010-11 7 May '11 2011-12 13 May '12 2012-13 19 May '13 2013-14 28 Apr '14 2014-15 4 May '15
  • 32.
  • 33. Identify X In 1980’s while the west towers were under construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide by National Geographic World Magazine. The third place winner was Christopher Rader and his drawing was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral
  • 34.
  • 35. Identify the son Satyavati had a son with Rishi Parashurama before her marriage with Kind Shantanu. She exacted three wishes out of the sage before his advances, one being that their son would become a great sage. Soon Satyavati gave birth on an island in Yamuna. Identify this son ?
  • 37. Mount Ararat Mt. Ararat is the national symbol of Armenia. It consists of two dormant snow capped volcanoes at elevation of 12,000 – 17,000 ft. It is also said that the Armenians have a sense of possession of the mountain in the sense of symbolic cultural property. Along with it being featured in coat of arms in Armenia it also has a Biblical significance.
  • 38. Landing place of Noah’s Ark after the great floods
  • 41. Identify This place in Shivaji Nagar, Pune holds the office of Ajinkya Developers along with some other real estate firms, an advocate’s office and office of an insurance broker. Every year on November 15 a unique item is brought out from this building for a ceremony. What am I talking about
  • 43. Identify X and Y X was first conceived by Will Glaser and Tim Westergren in late 1999. It is an effort to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level using over 450 attributes to describe songs and complex mathematical algorithm to organize them. X is currently made up of 5 sub-genomes: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop/Electronica, Jazz, World Music, and Classical. X was completely developed by Y and currently limit it’s use just for their own users
  • 46. Nominated but not awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 47. Ariel Zev Emanuel is an American Talent Agent and co-CEO of William Moris Endeavour. He is described as “21st Century Hollywood Mogul” and his style & persona has supposedly inspired several fictional characters. One of them being Ari Gold in Entourage. Name the other.
  • 48.
  • 49. Identify the musical This innovative theatrical musical was created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan and debuted off-Broadway in 1969 and 1970 in London. Initially it ran for over 3900 performances in London and 1314 in NYC. Revivals enjoyed even longer runs including a Broadway revival running for 5959 performances making it longest running Broadway classical at that time. The show sparked considerable controversy at the time, because it featured extended scenes of total nudity, both male and female. The title is taken from a painting by Clovis Trouille, itself a pun on "O quel cul t'as!“ French for "What an arse you have!".
  • 50.
  • 51. This is a a dungeon inside the old Fort Williams, Kolkata Nawab Siraj-ud-Dualah held British POWS after capture of the fort on 20 June, 1756. Cramped space inside the dungeon led to the death of 123 out of 146 prisoners due to suffocation, heat exhaustion and crushing. This tragic incident was the original inspiration for one of the astronomical features. Identify.
  • 52. Black Hole Tragedy of Calcutta
  • 53. Put Funda - Reference
  • 54. Philippines cab drivers wearing crown to support new Ms Universe - Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
  • 55. This is USS Missouri – (“Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo”), an Iowa-class battleship commissioned in 1944. She participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima & Okinawa and shelled Jap home islands. Later she had also participated in the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in Jan/Feb 1991. What is her claim to Fame ?
  • 56. Surrender of Japan took place on board this ship
  • 59. Identify the personality Nation of Islam (NOI) is an Islamic movement founded on 4th of July, 1930 in Detroit by Wallace Fard Muhammad. It’s main aim was to improve spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of African Americans. It’s official newspaper – “The Final Call” had an estimated subscription base of 20,000 to 50,000. After Fard’s disappearance there were number of splits most notably of senior leader X to become Sunni Muslim. X was a human rights activist and has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history
  • 61. About which war did US WWII war hero Gen. Omar Bradley had this to : “This Strategy would involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong group”
  • 62. Strategy to enlarge the Korean War to include Red China
  • 64.
  • 65. Identify X According to his mother X was a perfectionist from early days. At age of 5 he used to go to school with all his pens, crayons and ruler perfectly ordered and cased. When she signed him up for a business school aged 23 he quit the very next day. In 2011 he was named “Rockstar of the year” by the Spanish Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine and featured in the front cover of the Dec edition
  • 66.
  • 67. Identify the writer and the subject
  • 68. Writer = Linus Trovalds Subject = Tux, the penguin
  • 69. Identify Softcard is a JV between AT&t, Verizon and T- Mobile to produce a mobile payment platform using NFC technology for payment with credentials stored in the smartphone. In Feb 2015 Google acquired Softcard and integrate it into Google Wallet service. In 2014 the company changed it’s name to Softcard. What was it’s previous name ?
  • 70.
  • 71. Lewandowski to Blackburn After his 4 goal heroics against Real Madrid, Robert Lewandowski almost made a move to Blackburn Rovers from Dortmund. Dortmund even accepted Sam Allardyce’s GBP 4.2 offer and he was on his way to watch Rovers play Everton. What incident happened which resulted in him staying put in Dortmund and later move to Munich.
  • 72. Ash cloud of Eyjafjallajökull
  • 73. What is Coca Cola Happy Flag Campaign
  • 74.
  • 77. In early 2000s, which consumer product was boycotted in some countries Middle East after rumors that it was named after a leader that they opposed and it’s logo similar to a symbol they hated
  • 78.
  • 79. To commemorate the 9/11 anniversary artist Jitesh Kalat unveilled an art installation in Chicago. These consisted of some words in five colors. What is written and why were these colors chosen
  • 80. Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • 81. Zhang Chongren was a Chinese artist and sculpture who studied in Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium. His friendship with X earned him recognition across Europe. X mocks his own naïveté deep inside when he shares with Zhang his view on the ‘white devils’. X lost contact with Zhang during the invasion of China by Japan but would meet again after four decades. How is Zhang widely etched in memory.
  • 83. What is being discussed here This idea occurred from what X and her father developed for Y’s fragrance introduced in 2003. Result was a freehand swiggle. In the words of Michael Beirut, partner in Pentagram “I think it’s a nice balancing act — the idea of tradition with this serif font and modernity with the missing parts of the letters, asking your mind’s eye to fill in what’s not there.”
  • 84.
  • 85. Scarf for USD 461 !!!! Dot One is a start up that is involved in selling customized scarfs. Each scarf can take you back by USD 461. What is so unique about these scarfs Clue: Pic of the scarf in next slide if needed
  • 86.
  • 87. Personalized Scarf imprinting the DNA of the individual
  • 88. Identify X and Y X had employed the services of Y to design an ash-tray to be given to lucky passengers. According to Y - "The reflection of an elephant´s head looks like a swan and the reflection of a swan appears to be an elephant. This is what I have done for the ashtray. The swan up-side-down becomes an elephant´s head and the elephant inverted - a swan."
  • 89.
  • 90. Hejny, an audio engineer from Nashville, TN was inspired to create the wax four years ago when he was at a concert in Texas and saw a musician constantly disturbed with something. He wanted to walk on stage and hold something in place so that the drummer could focus on the music. This led to the creation of Nerd Wax. What is the function of Nerd Wax
  • 91. Helps to hold the spectacles in its place
  • 92. What am I talking about This is a variant of an American version with an Indian origin. It went viral during the 2nd half of 2014. It served the dual purpose of highlighting water scarcity and spreading the usefulness of ____. It was started by a Kerala based NGO and believes that it will create a positive social impact. It has also spread to other regions – Canada, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
  • 93.
  • 95. Connect of the Connects Round 6
  • 96. Rules of the Round • Each set of two questions will lead to a connect • Each question will fetch 10 points • If you identify the connect in the first question you will get 10. Wrong will fetch -5. • Answer in the 2nd question will give you 5 no –ve marks • So overall there will be four connects • These four connects will lead to the Mega-Connect • Answering the Mega Connect in the first clue will fetch 40 points and wrong will be -20. • Further Mega Connect marks will be (30/-15), (20,-10) and (10,0)
  • 97. One of the greatest speeches in history
  • 98. Eisenhower – Battle of Normandy
  • 99. Wheels of Zeus Wheels of Zeus was founded in 2002. It made wireless hardware for keeping track of the physical location of enabled objects. The licensable technology consisted of three components – Smart Tag, Tag Detector and Communication Service. It was shut down on Mar 2006. Who was the founder.
  • 100.
  • 104. Guest Appearance “It is very different from Live television – there are no lines, it’s only you and there is no pressure of remembering lines. I find doing live television is much easier but maybe because it depends on what you are used to. In fiction there is pressure of remembering lines and delivering it with expression” This was said by whom during his guest appearance in a new series “Sumit Sambhal Lega” which is an Indian adaptation of the popular American sitcom “Everybody loves Raymond”.
  • 105.
  • 106. How do we commonly know this crater Bessel A is a small, circular, bowl shaped lunar crater in the NE quadrant of the moon. It lies along the wrinkle ridge designated the Dorsum Azara. International Astronomical Union renamed it in 1973 to what ?
  • 109. IIMA
  • 111. Which bridge is referred here Opened in 1914 this bridge was India’s longest sea bridge before the Bandra-Worli sea link in 2010. In 2007 upgradation was done to the bridge from meter guage to broad guage as part of “Project Uniguage”. Indian Railways has applied to UNESCO for the bridge to be made world heritage site
  • 113. The four sons of Dasaratha were very close to each other. Interestingly although Lakshmana and Shathrugna were twins, Lakshmana was more attached to Rama and similarly Shathrugna to Bharatha. Specific reason for this.
  • 114. Kaushalya and Kaikeyi gave one portion of their divine payasam to Sumitra. Lakshmana was born out of the part given by Kaushalya and thus was part of the atma of Rama. Similar goes for Shathrugna.
  • 118. Whose scripts “cataradikam satamastagunam dvasastistatha sahasranam ayutadvayaviskambhasyasanno vrttaparinahah” This literally translates to: “Add 4 to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached”
  • 120. Identify the company This is a marketing firm for promotion and commercialization of space products, tech transfer and consultancy services. Clientele include Intelsat, Worldspace, Avanti Group. Inmarsat etc. It’s name is derived from the Sanskrit word for “space”. It has found itself in troubled waters with Devas Multimedia for lease of S-Band spectrum.
  • 121.
  • 123.
  • 125. My Tribute to the “Missile Man of India”
  • 126. Extras
  • 127. Identify the kind of advertising
  • 129. What is Google Calico Project Calico is funded by Google and has Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech as its CEO. What is this company’s ambition
  • 131. Complete the series  Siachen  Gilgit  Baltistan  Dafdur  Kanjut  Ghuar Mota  Kibithu  ???
  • 133. Nissim Ezekiel's poem is a set of instructions for what “Do not write letter Without order refreshment Do not comb Hair is spoiling floor Do not make mischief in cabin Our waiter is reporting Come again All are welcome whatever caste If not satisfied tell us Otherwise tell others God is great.”
  • 135. Which race format Before each race, fans can vote for their favorite driver via various social media channels to give them a little extra power boost. Voting starts about two weeks prior to an event and is also open during the opening six minutes of the race. The three winning Fanboost drivers each receive an extra 100 KJ of energy to be used in a power window between 180 kW and 200 kW
  • 136.
  • 137. Matti Jarvenin won the 1932 Olympic gold in Javelin for Finland. From 1930 to 1936 he broke the javelin world record a record 10 times in a row. During WW II he went to the Karelian Isthmus to train soldiers for war. What did he train them in.
  • 138. He trained soldiers in throwing hand grenades
  • 139. Destino Destino is an animated short story released in 2003 follows the love story of Chronos and his ill- fated love for mortal Dahlia. This 6 min short film was conceptualized in 1945 but could not materialize due to the financial constraints of WWII. Identify the two legendary personalities involved in this film
  • 140. Walt Disney and Salvador Dali
  • 141. This dentist has his practice in Dobbs Ferry NY and is known as “painless Dr. Z”. The site says that it caters to the cowards and dental phobics of all ages for over 30 years. Give his full name
  • 142.
  • 143. Audience Flipkart started it’s journey from an apartment no 610 in Bangalore. How do the company commemorate this special number
  • 144.
  • 145. Identify the Idiom This idiom was first found in print in 1570 in “New Sonnets and Pretty Pamphlets” by Thomas Howell: “_______________________________________, Waye wordes as winde, till thou finde certaintee.” Later Samuel Butler used the proverbial phrase of advice for rhyming in his poem Hudibras(1664): “To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd, And ______________________________.” It basically suggests to not think of the future before reaching it.
  • 146. Count your chickens before they hatched
  • 147. This is Quantas 737-800 plane, first revealed in Nov 2011. What is it’s nickname
  • 149. Identify the Book This book was written by PC Balasubramaniam and Raja Krishnamoorthy, directors at Matrix Business Service India. It is titled: “_____ Punchatantra: Business and Life Management the ______ way” It gives the management lessons in a unique way. Few being – “My way is a unique way”, “I deliver what I promise, and deliver even what I didn’t”. Identify the book
  • 150.
  • 153. What is the term It is coined in 1897 by psychologists G. Stanley Hall and Arthur Allin. Two types of these are – “Knismesis” – Light and feather like touch “Gargalesis” – Harder touch to sensitive areas What is the term I’m looking for
  • 155. Political Propaganda in Turkey Elections. Identify the game
  • 157. Tony Britten is a graduate from Royal College of Music. He worked as music supervisor in many shows and movies including Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show and Robocop. His most famous composition was heavily borrowed from George Handel’s Zadok the priest and it was performed by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 158.
  • 159. What do these graphs represent
  • 161. Identify the movie Filmmaker Trevor Graham is an Australian ‘X tragic'. Every week in his Bondi Beach home he observes the X making ritual, mashing Y, lemon juice, garlic and tahina. But when the X War erupted in 2008, among the usual suspects, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine, Graham was hungry for more. But this war had no soldiers, bullets or tanks. Just Y and X. But there's a personal story, how Graham became a X tragic, a father who served in Palestine during WW2 and two lovers in his life, one Syrian, one Jewish, with whom he shared a great culinary passion.

Editor's Notes

  1. Terrorist Org: Abu Nidal Organization – part of the Palestine Liberation Organization
  2. China – Ubuntu Kylin Cuba – Nova Indonesia – IGOS Nusantra North Korea – Red Star Iran – Zamin Turkey - Pardus