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Met-Genie Finals

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General Quiz finals as part of Metallum-2014 at BESU, Shibpur.

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Met-Genie Finals

  1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda GRANDGRAND FINALEFINALE
  2. 2. • Rule 1 : The decision of the Quizmaster is always final. • Rule 2 : Never argue with the QM – try to do that at your own risk. • Rule 3 : Forget all this crap ……..and get along with the quiz. RULES
  3. 3. RoundsRounds
  4. 4. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. 1.1.
  6. 6. 2.2.
  7. 7. 3.3.
  8. 8. 4.4.
  9. 9. 5.5.
  10. 10. 1.1.
  11. 11. 2.2.
  12. 12. 3.3.
  13. 13. 4.4.
  14. 14. 5.5.
  15. 15. • 25 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  16. 16. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 6 questions out of 25 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  17. 17. 1.1. From an initial list of seven, the Govt. of India shortlisted it to five, as per the recommendation of the Anandakrishnan Committee. Regarding the upgradation status of certain ‘entities’, the shortlisted ones are Varanasi, Cochin, Hyderabad and Vishakapatanam. Who/what tops this elite list?
  18. 18. 2.2. The United States Air Force Academy, a premier military academy, is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado. At USAFA, Cadet Squadron 40 is nicknamed ‘P-40 Warhawks’. But its original nickname reminds about something which, reportedly, originated in the 18th Century. What was the earlier nickname of Cadet Squadron 40?
  19. 19. 3.3. Some of the international celebrities to get this special honour are JFK, Queen Elizabeth and Abraham Lincoln. Some of the noted Indians in this list are Arjun, Bhima, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, J.L. Nehru and Mother Teresa. Latest entrant in this list is Sonia Gandhi. What am I talking about?
  20. 20. 4.4. With respect to a certain parameter, two bollywood movies share a common link with these Bond flicks. Name both the bolly-movies.
  21. 21. 5.5. Identify this eagerly awaited ‘remake’ which is currently being shot at Surat.
  22. 22. 6.6. In 2011, there were a series of bomb blasts carried out by the Taliban in Afghanistan, where they hid the bombs inside their dresses. US Army coined the term TBIED to describe this type of mercenary activities, but the media coined a more ‘colloquial’ term for it. What is that one-word term, very well known to the Indians for a completely different reason?
  23. 23. A-1.A-1. Who has been awarded an hon. BAFTA for being the most ‘memorable Bond girl yet’, on April, 2013?
  24. 24. 7.7. This piece of paper wasn’t designed to make history, but it became a part of history. Put funda.
  25. 25. 8.8. Who is their Indian counterpart?
  26. 26. 9.9. To solve a recent ‘mystery’ in the literary world, a group of computer scientists at the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, were given 5 books for reference. With the help of Signature ( a linguistic software) and a test that searched for “character n-grams”, the ‘mystery’ was finally solved in July, 2013. What was the ‘mystery’ all about?  
  27. 27. 10.10. Richard III, the last British king to be killed and die on British soil, has been a favourite subject of several authors and filmmakers. One of the takes on Richard III is a popular & award winning documentary titled ‘Looking for Richard’. Who made his directorial debut with that project?
  28. 28. 11.11. Started as a fun event, it has now become an annual fixture at the 10 day Tradewise International Chess Festival, Gibraltar. Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Tania Sachdev were part of this years proceedings which took place in early February. The most publicised event of this type (in any sporting discipline) happened on Sep 20, 1973. Which 4-word phrase am I talking about?
  29. 29. 12.12. Identify this Byomkesh story.
  30. 30. 13.13. The name for which high end PC hardware company was chosen because of the founders’ fondness for the hit television series, ‘The X- Files’? (Hence the theme to their products, with names such as Area-51, Hangar 18 and Aurora)
  31. 31. 14.14. Clip from the BBC documentary series ‘South Pacific’. Who is the narrator?
  32. 32. A-2.A-2. Seen during the India-SA ODI series in Dec, 2013. Put funda.
  33. 33. 15.15. Ads of …….
  34. 34. 16.16. ‘The Glasgow Kiss’, also known as ‘Liverpool Kiss’ gained significant prominence during a global sporting event in 2006. Very recently, someone planted a Glasgow Kiss on David Meyler, a not-so- well known sportsperson in UK. What is a ‘Glasgow Kiss’?
  35. 35. 17.17. In the 1978 Filmfare Awards, the unsuccessful nominees in a particular category were ----- Who won that award?
  36. 36. 18.18. Being billed as ‘India’s largest public arts programme’, it consists of a 3 km long display wall with 7,000 artefacts and works by 1,500 artists curated by Rajeev Sethi. Called ‘Jaya He’, it is part of a space inaugurated by PM Manmohan Singh in January 2014. Where exactly can you find it? (Vis – next 2 slides)
  37. 37. 18.18.
  38. 38. 18.18.
  39. 39. 19.19. In the 1st century B.C, according to Cicero, someone actually copied all 24 books of Homer’s Illiad in a handwriting miniscule enough to fit in a _____ _____. This gave rise to a phrase which has come to mean something done in a very brief or concise manner. Identify the phrase.
  40. 40. 20.20. This song, performed by Joni Eareckson Tada, a noted quadriplegic Evangelical minister, recently came into news because of all the wrong reasons. Why?
  41. 41. 21.21. The following is the excerpts from someone’s Noble- acceptance Speech --- “My regiment was stationed near a small marsh and suffered badly, while another regiment situated only a mile leeward of the same marsh escaped……..”. Identify this polymath who had also made his contributions in the field of Mathematics and poetry.
  42. 42. A-3.A-3. This is the new uniform of the tourist police in South Korea. What inspired its design?
  43. 43. 22.22. Which current singing sensation is informally performing this Amy Winehouse hit?
  44. 44. 23.23. What is happening?
  45. 45. 24.24. Much to the amusement of the public, this recently launched political outfit is actually looking for the corrupt and fraudsters to join it as members. It’s slogan: ‘We will steal the attention of the masses long enough to make them vote for us’. Name the party. 
  46. 46. 25.25. Very much part of todays pop culture. Who?
  47. 47. • Written Round. • 10 words. • Each word carries 3 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  48. 48. Here’s a letter grid, containing 10 names associated with SACHIN TENDULKAR.  Rules : * Look vertically & horizontally. Some may overlap. * Standard Crossword rules will not apply. Find them…….  
  49. 49. P A C Y O R K S H I R E O D S B V P A T S E G X R I I H N T E J H O B W A D L A N J A L I W A O J A H R U W R E V R O R Y S T A G S J U A M I L A Q F T K L U N J T W D S A G R I T N W I A I T A Y K A M B L I P B S E B P I T O P R L A Q D L H I A N W G H N R P E Y A D B A L Z A I K Y N C
  50. 50. P AA C YY OO RR KK SS HH II RR EE O DD S BB V P A T SS E G X RR II I HH N T E J HH O B WW AA DD L AA NN JJ AA LL II W A OO JJ AA H RR U W RR E VV R O RR YY SS T AA G S JJ U AA M I LL AA Q F TT K L UU N JJ T WW DD SS A G RR I T NN W II A II TT AA Y KK AA MM BB LL II PP B SS EE BB P I TT O P R L AA Q DD LL HH I A NN W G H N RR P EE Y AA D B AA L Z A I KK Y NN C
  51. 51. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  52. 52. 1.1. Clue : Golf
  53. 53. 2.2. Clue : Football
  54. 54. 3.3. Clue : Cricket
  55. 55. 4.4. Clue : Chess
  56. 56. 5.5. Clue : Athletics
  57. 57. 1.1. Clue : Golf
  58. 58. 2.2. Clue : Football
  59. 59. 3.3. Clue : Cricket
  60. 60. 4.4. Clue : Chess
  61. 61. 5.5. Clue : Athletics
  62. 62. • 25 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  63. 63. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 6 questions out of 25 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  64. 64. 1.1. The X Space Observatory, built and operated by the European Space Agency, was the largest infrared telescope ever launched. It was named after X who made the most important discovery of his life on 13th March, 1781. What was the discovery?  
  65. 65. 2.2. This building (vis) was the house of the Russian Parliament from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, the reformed Russian Parliament (Duma) was moved to another building. What is it’s name? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  66. 66. 2.2.
  67. 67. 3.3. Originally published in the Sept 1905 issue of ‘Bhandar’ magazine, which bengali song has been deeply influenced by this kirtan?
  68. 68. 4.4. He was a sports fanatic and even became the President of IFA during the pre-independence era. How has he been immortalised in the history of Indian sports? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  69. 69. 4.4.
  70. 70. 5.5. The Regretful Climb, The Fanlight, The Mill of Silence, The Widow, The Patriotic Shortener and The National Razor were some of the nicknames (albeit translated) of which dreaded invention which didn’t even spare its own inventor?
  71. 71. 6.6. Just, identify the movie.
  72. 72. A-1.A-1. What is being depicted through this cartoon?
  73. 73. 7.7. The name of this beautiful lady in this painting by Raja Ravi Varma, literally means ‘one who is without ugliness’. Though Rabindranath Tagore interpreted her as a symbol of stone-like, infertile land. Who? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  74. 74. 7.7.
  75. 75. 8.8. Which chemical element possibly takes its name from the Greek name for the planet Venus?
  76. 76. 9.9. What is so peculiarWhat is so peculiar about the soundtrack ofabout the soundtrack of the 2005 moviethe 2005 movie Batman BeginsBatman Begins?? (Bigger vis – next slide)(Bigger vis – next slide)  
  77. 77. 9.9.
  78. 78. 10.10. The 9-feet bronze statue, weighing 500 kg is modelled after a local deity ‘Telangana Talli’ (vis). The work on the statue by the master artisan, BVS Prasad of Sri Saibaba mega Silpashala, began on December 9, 2013 and will be installed in a temple called ‘Shanti Vanam’ near the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway. Which statue? (Vis – next slide)
  79. 79. 10.10.
  80. 80. 11.11. On 24 April 1996, history was created during this international friendly between Estonia and Iceland. What happened?
  81. 81. 12.12. Till 1954, commuters on the Villupuram Passenger train would have to pass through an international border checkpoint at a nondescript wayside station named Chinnababusamudram. Why?
  82. 82. 13.13. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘timber cutter’ is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, with an annual fatality rate of 117.8 per 1,00,000 workers or 0.12%. But, technically, the annual fatality rate of persons associated with a very different kind of job is much higher than that. In the last 226 years, the annual fatality rate is 3.7%. Which job is that?
  83. 83. 14.14. Currently classified as a subspecies of the Grey Wolf, these animals probably sailed from Asia with traders around 3500 years ago. As per the zoologists, ‘it is inevitable that pure breeds of these animals will become extinct in the next 50 to 100 years due to crossbreeding with dogs’. Which animal is this?
  84. 84. A-2.A-2. It’s the recently released remix version of a hit song from a 1990 movie. Name the movie.  
  85. 85. 15.15. This iconic sequence from the 1968 movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ has been spoofed time and again in various projects. But, how it is being immortalised in the tech-world? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  86. 86. 15.15.
  87. 87. 16.16. Who undertook this journey?
  88. 88. 17.17.  As mentioned in Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda’s latest book, RK once quoted – “I visualised the story of a man falling for a woman with an ordinary countenance but a golden voice and wanted to cast X in the role”. But, (thankfully) X refused to act in that movie. Identify X who was said to be the inspiration behind RK’s ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’.
  89. 89. 18.18. Shaped like a human hand with fingers splayed, the area covers only about 7 acres, having designated spots numbered KV1 to KV63. KV1 was properly investigated by Edwin Brock in 1984-85 whereas KV63 has been discovered in 2005. Which ‘World Heritage Site’ is being described?
  90. 90. 19.19. While reporting an event that occurred on April 8, 2013, Thailand's Channel 5 used Meryl Streep and Taiwan's CTi Cable channel chose to go with Queen Elizabeth II. Somewhat similar in nature, another case was reported in Chennai on 20 Dec, 2013, involving Morgan Freeman. What were the issues?
  91. 91. 20.20. Who is singing this bhajan?
  92. 92. 21.21. Connect : Satara (1848), Jaitpur (1849), Sambalpur (1849), Nagpur (1854), Jhansi (1854), Udaipur (1856), Awadh (1856).
  93. 93. 22.22. This word, used as a surname, in Norwegian and German means ‘Rock’ or ‘Stone’. It is also used as a part of surnames of people belonging to a particular religion or sect. However, as a word by itself, it is not associated with that religion. What is the good word?
  94. 94. A-3.A-3. These are just a few from a looooong list. Whom do you get from these clues?
  95. 95. 23.23. “Who am I? I am 46. I've been married for 22 years and have 3 kids. Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me.” --- who started his new innings of his professional career by introducing himself with these lines?
  96. 96. 24.24. It is the first single from the bestselling album, ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ and was adjudged the Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards. 20 years later, in 2008, the singer won the MTV EMA awards for "Best Act Ever" for this song. What caused this renewed interest?
  97. 97. 25.25. This phrase has been in use in Spanish-speaking countries for some time. It was used in the popular song ‘Looking for a New Love’, by Jody Watley. Though it came to the wider attention of the English- speaking world via a hit 1991 sci-fi film. Which phrase?  
  98. 98. 11.11.   I was born in 1893 on the holy day of Rath Yatra in Gurap, Hooghly. With the blessings of Sir Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, I started my professional career as a teacher in Mitra Institution, Kolkata and retired from there as the head master. In the 40s, I actively participated in Quit India Movement and was jailed a few times. But my claim to fame is perhaps my notebooks, which were first published in 1941. Who?

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