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  • Gaston Gaudio
  • Iwo Jima
  • Sarkozy
  • Halle Berry
  • Green Screen
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  • HN Girisha
  • ArnabGoswami
  • Macarena
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  • Iwo Jima
  • Sarkozy
  • Green Screen
  • Consecutiveoscar wins
  • HN Girisha
  • ArnabGoswami
  • Macarena
  • Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai- Bhendi Bazaar Gharana
  • Patiala House- Patiala Gharana
  • Rampur Sahaswari Gharana
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  • FEST 2.0 - Prelims + Finals

    1. 1. The 2nd Annual (sic!) FEST Quiz! Sreshth Shah Titash Banerjea December 30th, 2012.
    2. 2. Rules!• Open to teams of three members or less.• The quiz covers the broad subjects of Film, Entertainment, Sports and Technology.• The quiz consists of two stages – Stage I – 30 question written preliminary round. – Stage II – 8 team final.
    3. 3. Stage I – Written Preliminary Round• 30 question written preliminary round• Top 8 scoring teams move on to the final round• Questions 11 – 20 are starred questions – these questions will be used to break ties.• Give yourself a team name and write your names on the top of the sheet.• Cellphones and tablet devices OFF please!• Don‘t look around too much – use of unfair means equals immediate disqualification!• Goodluck!
    4. 4. Special ThanksTo Jayashree Mohanka – for previewing the quiz!To Avinash Mudaliar – for helping out with some ‗fundas‘!To Sounak Chakrabarti – for being such a helpful guinea pig!
    5. 5. 1Who is the only man in the open era to win the final of a grand slam after facing a match point against himself ? (He is also the only player to win the final of a grand slam after losing the first set 0 – 6) The final score read: 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6
    6. 6. 2Who playing who in a 2012 film? (larger image next slide)
    7. 7. 3‗The Conquest‘ is a 2011 movie about the rise (and fall?) of someone we are all familiar with. The subtitle of the movie reads: ―The Man behind the Woman behind the Man.‖. Associated Press described the movie this: ―A Vivid Re – Imagining of _______________ ‗s rise to power and the simultaneous unraveling of his marriage.‖ Who is the movie about?
    8. 8. 4Speed, Bag, Sparring and Fight are types of what sporting equipment?
    9. 9. 5 What used in the media and entertainment industry works on the principle that ‗colorsfurthest away from the skin tone‘ allow for this process to work?
    10. 10. 6He got the nickname ‗kojak‘ because around the age of 27, he contracted a severe form of alopecia – resulting in his distinctive bald look.When he worked, he was very popular in Turkey, because whenever he was involved – Turkey never lost. In 2004, he was awarded ‗Doctor of Science‘ by Hull University ‗for his outstanding contribution to sport.‘ Who is this great man?
    11. 11. 7What ‗academy award‘ feat connects the following hollywood personalities? The List is not exhaustive, but the list is exhaustive in their own respective domains. (six images next slide)
    12. 12. 8Who won the silver medal at London 2012 in the men‘s high jump F – 42 category with a jump of 1.74 meters using the scissors technique, being only the 8th person from his country to win a medal at the games?
    13. 13. 9Which ‗sensational‘ television personality – Post Graduate from Oxford and visiting fellow at Cambridge and author of ‗Combating terrorism: The Legal Challenge‘ was awarded the ―Assamese of the Year‖ award for 2009 by News Live channel in early 2010?
    14. 14. 10Poster representing something. ‗Swing your way to health with the ________.‘ Fill in the blank.(Larger picture, next slide)
    15. 15. 11*Bob Anderson represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 1952 and in worldchampionships till 1979. He was also a coach for actors and was involved in movies such as TheMaster of Ballantrae, Barry Lyndon, The Mask ofZorro, The Lord of the Rings, The Pirates of theCaribbean etc. He famously made his appearanceon the big screen in only two movies, uncredited,during the early 1980s. Which famous role did he play? (specific)
    16. 16. 12*Originally from Italy, his family moved to NewYork in the 1870s. His uncles is believed to have brought the first seeds of a plant belonging tothe cabbage family to USA. He started his career as an assistant director on The Outlaw (1943), directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hughes. After the World War two, he started to finance films. Who are we talking about?
    17. 17. 13*This little bulb is from two localities betweenRawsonville and Villiersdorp in the heart of theCape Floral Region. The colorful, flared flowersand their massed, synchronous appearance hasresulted in its appropriate name. What has this flower been named after? (image next slide)
    18. 18. 14*The Chicago Bulls drafted him in the 1984 NBA Draft as the 208th overall pick, although he had played neither high school nor college basketball. He never played in the NBA. A poll on the NBAs website ranked him second to Lusia Harris, the only woman to be drafted by the NBA, as the most unusual pick in the history of the NBA Draft. Also, though he did not play football in college, he was drafted as a wide receiver in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He never played in the NFL. Who are we talking about?
    19. 19. 15*This sporting team – having the colors, Orange and Black as their primary jersey color (to represent an animal) plays at the Paul Brown stadium? This team started off with the ‗no huddle offense‘, the ‗west coast offense‘ and the ‗zone blitz‘ into the sport. Which team?
    20. 20. 16*The films title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff for detention at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes (director) friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of ―__ ______ ___". ―__ ____ _____‖ at that school probably took its name in turn from the title of American radios longest running network entertainment show, broadcast from Chicago, 1933 to 1968. Name the title.
    21. 21. 17*Hollywood - In the early 1930s, X‘s doctor told him he had been working too hard. X went to Europe and stayed a lot longer than planned. When he returned, he was told there was now a "new" X - an unknown actor needed a better name for films, so the studio had reversed Xs initials and created a name that sounded similar - Y. Name X and Y.
    22. 22. 18*Englands Jonathan Trott, South Africas Faf du Plessis and Kane Williamson of New Zealand are the only three Test cricketers to do what this year?
    23. 23. 19*Name both sportspersons. (Half points going)Larger image next slide.
    24. 24. 20*While watching TV, on one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus served as basis for the story and Roman gladiator stories formed the framework. What are we talking about?
    25. 25. 21Identify the trophy.
    26. 26. 22_______ is known for its rich historical, agricultural, cultural and literary legacy. It has produced many famous poets, theatre artistes, scholars, actors, scientists and academicians. The great ____ Ramalinga , well known for poetry and wit was born in this place. The famous Martyr‘s Memorial at Ranarangam Chowk is a famous symbol of this place. This was unveiled in the year 1959 to mark the sacrifices made by seven martyrs in the Quit India Movement. The memorial has a statue of Mother India holding a dying child in her arms with 7 pillars as a backdrop representing 7 freedom fighters who sacrificed their life. Name the place/personality.
    27. 27. 23Games in this sporting league were unusual – each game had four quarters of 17.5 minutes each, different from how the game is usually played where there are only two halves of a longer time duration in each half. If a game was decided in regulation time, the winner got three points and the losing team got no points. But, if the game was decided after extra time, the winner got 2 points and the losing team got 1 point. If the game wasn‘t decided even after extra time, there was a shootout which took place like how it takes place in another popular variant of the sport. Which league am I describing?
    28. 28. 24The origin of this word, (completely unrelated to its sporting origin) although used in a sporting context nowadays, is derived from what the Chinese pound (the unit of weight, ofcourse!) is referred to as. A tea _____ (the same word) is a box, jar or canister used to store tea and until about 1800 were often called tea cannisters rather than ____ies. In the next slide, you can see what a tea _____ looks like.
    29. 29. 25CONNECT! (two word answer, no big explanations please!)
    30. 30. 26In 1983, the Korean Air Lines Flight 007was flying from New York to Seoul carrying 269 civil passengers including Lawrence McDonald, a sitting member of the United States Congress. Soviet interceptor Su-15 shot down this plane over the Sea of Japan. The incident was one of the most tense moments of the Cold War, and resulted in an escalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States. What was the contribution of this incident to our lives? (Atleast in the West, although some of us in India make use as well!)
    31. 31. 27Top two contenders (they alternate as winner and runner up very often) at which ‗sport‘? (Larger image next slide)
    32. 32. 28‗You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me.... Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.‘ Generally avoiding direct questions about the song‘s lyrics, he only acknowledges the part about a piece of news he read on the newspaper on the morning of February 3rd, 1959. Which song?
    33. 33. 29He wanted to roam around, sing, dance and have fun at this place referred to in the map. What‘s the place in the map? (larger image next slide)
    34. 34. 30―La accendiamo?‖ - Italy―Son kararınız mı?‖ - Turkey―Cest votre dernier mot?‖ - France―¿Respuesta definitiva?‖- Venezuela―Lukitaanko vastaus?‖ – Finland―____ ____ ____?‖ – IndiaFill in the blanks.
    35. 35. Thank you so much!• Please make sure you write your team names clearly and your own names on the sheet.• Please give a telephone number on the sheet as well.• Stay put, answers will be revealed in a minute or two!
    36. 36. ANSWERS!
    37. 37. 1Who is the only man in the open era to win the final of a grand slam after facing a match point against himself ? (He is also the only player to win the final of a grand slam after losing the first set 0 – 6) The final score read: 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6
    38. 38. Gaston Gaudio
    39. 39. 2Who playing who in a 2012 film? (larger image next slide)
    40. 40. Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock
    41. 41. 3‗The Conquest‘ is a 2011 movie about the rise (and fall?) of someone we are all familiar with. The subtitle of the movie reads: ―The Man behind the Woman behind the Man.‖. Associated Press described the movie this: ―A Vivid Re – Imagining of _______________ ‗s rise to power and the simultaneous unraveling of his marriage.‖ Who is the movie about?
    42. 42. Nicolas Sarkozy
    43. 43. 4Speed, Bag, Sparring and Fight are types of what sporting equipment?
    44. 44. Boxing Gloves
    45. 45. 5 What used in the media and entertainment industry works on the principle that ‗colorsfurthest away from the skin tone‘ allow for this process to work?
    46. 46. Green Screen (Chroma Key or Blue Screen are accepted answers too)
    47. 47. 6He got the nickname ‗kojak‘ because around the age of 27, he contracted a severe form of alopecia – resulting in his distinctive bald look.When he worked, he was very popular in Turkey, because whenever he was involved – Turkey never lost. In 2004, he was awarded ‗Doctor of Science‘ by Hull University ‗for his outstanding contribution to sport.‘ Who is this great man?
    48. 48. Pierluigi Collina
    49. 49. 7What ‗academy award‘ feat connects the following hollywood personalities? The List is not exhaustive, but the list is exhaustive in their own respective domains. (six images next slide)
    50. 50. Consecutive Oscar winners
    51. 51. 8Who won the silver medal at London 2012 in the men‘s high jump F – 42 category with a jump of 1.74 meters using the scissors technique, being only the 8th person from his country to win a medal at the games?
    52. 52. HN Girisha
    53. 53. 9Which ‗sensational‘ television personality – Post Graduate from Oxford and visiting fellow at Cambridge and author of ‗Combating terrorism: The Legal Challenge‘ was awarded the ―Assamese of the Year‖ award for 2009 by News Live channel in early 2010?
    54. 54. Arnab Goswami
    55. 55. 10Poster representing something. ‗Swing your way to health with the ________.‘ Fill in the blank.(Larger picture, next slide)
    56. 56. Macarena
    57. 57. 11*Bob Anderson represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 1952 and in worldchampionships till 1979. He was also a coach for actors and was involved in movies such as TheMaster of Ballantrae, Barry Lyndon, The Mask ofZorro, The Lord of the Rings, The Pirates of theCaribbean etc. He famously made his appearanceon the big screen in only two movies, uncredited,during the early 1980s. Which famous role did he play? (specific)
    58. 58. Stunt double for Darth Vader (half point only for Darth Vader)
    59. 59. 12*Originally from Italy, his family moved to NewYork in the 1870s. His uncles is believed to have brought the first seeds of a plant belonging tothe cabbage family to USA. He started his career as an assistant director on The Outlaw (1943), directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hughes. After the World War two, he started to finance films. Who are we talking about?
    60. 60. Albert R. Broccoli
    61. 61. 13*This little bulb is from two localities betweenRawsonville and Villiersdorp in the heart of theCape Floral Region. The colorful, flared flowersand their massed, synchronous appearance hasresulted in its appropriate name. What has this flower been named after? (image next slide)
    62. 62. Vuvuzela
    63. 63. 14*• The Chicago Bulls drafted him in the 1984 NBA Draft as the 208th overall pick, although he had played neither high school nor college basketball. He never played in the NBA. A poll on the NBAs website ranked him second to Lusia Harris, the only woman to be drafted by the NBA, as the most unusual pick in the history of the NBA Draft. • Also, though he did not play football in college, he was drafted as a wide receiver in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He never played in the NFL. • Who are we talking about?
    64. 64. Carl Lewis
    65. 65. 15*This sporting team – having the colors, Orange and Black as their primary jersey color (to represent an animal) plays at the Paul Brown stadium? This team started off with the ‗no huddle offense‘, the ‗west coast offense‘ and the ‗zone blitz‘ into the sport. Which team?
    66. 66. Cincinnati Bengals
    67. 67. 16*The films title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff for detention at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes (director) friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of ―__ ______ ___". ―__ ____ _____‖ at that school probably took its name in turn from the title of American radios longest running network entertainment show, broadcast from Chicago, 1933 to 1968. Name the title.
    68. 68. The Breakfast Club
    69. 69. 17*Hollywood - In the early 1930s, X‘s doctor told him he had been working too hard. X went to Europe and stayed a lot longer than planned. When he returned, he was told there was now a "new" X - an unknown actor needed a better name for films, so the studio had reversed Xs initials and created a name that sounded similar - Y. Name X and Y.
    70. 70. Y - Cary Grant, X - Gary Cooper
    71. 71. 18*Englands Jonathan Trott, South Africas Faf du Plessis and Kane Williamson of New Zealand are the only three Test cricketers to do what this year?
    72. 72. Instances of 4th inning centuries in tests in 2012
    73. 73. 19*Name both sportspersons. (Half points going)Larger image next slide.
    74. 74. Chetan Anand, Jwala Gutta
    75. 75. 20*While watching TV, on one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus served as basis for the story and Roman gladiator stories formed the framework. What are we talking about?
    76. 76. The Hunger Games
    77. 77. 21Identify the trophy
    78. 78. Answer
    79. 79. 22_______ is known for its rich historical, agricultural, cultural and literary legacy. It has produced many famous poets, theatre artistes, scholars, actors, scientists and academicians. The great ____ Ramalinga , well known for poetry and wit was born in this place. The famous Martyr‘s Memorial at Ranarangam Chowk is a famous symbol of this place. This was unveiled in the year 1959 to mark the sacrifices made by seven martyrs in the Quit India Movement. The memorial has a statue of Mother India holding a dying child in her arms with 7 pillars as a backdrop representing 7 freedom fighters who sacrificed their life. Name the place/personality.
    80. 80. Tenali (Tenali Raman)
    81. 81. 23Games in this sporting league were unusual – each game had four quarters of 17.5 minutes each, different from how the game is usually played where there are only two halves of a longer time duration in each half. If a game was decided in regulation time, the winner got threepoints and the losing team got no points. But, if the game was decided after extra time, the winner got 2 points and the losing team got 1 point. If the game wasn‘t decided even after extra time, there was a shootout which tookplace like how it takes place in another popular variant of the sport. Which league am I describing?
    82. 82. Premier Hockey League
    83. 83. 24The origin of this word (completely unrelated to its sporting origin) although used in a sporting context nowadays, is derived from what the Chinese pound (the unit of weight, ofcourse!) is referred to as. A tea _____ (the same word) is a box, jar or canister used to store tea and until about 1800 were often called tea cannisters rather than ____ies. In the next slide, you can see what a tea _____ looks like.
    84. 84. Caddy
    85. 85. 25CONNECT! (two word answer, no big explanations please!)
    86. 86. Anna Karenina
    87. 87. 26 In 1983, the Korean Air Lines Flight 007was flying from New York to Seoul carrying 269 civil passengers including Lawrence McDonald, a sitting member of the United States Congress. Soviet interceptor Su-15 shot down this plane over the Sea of Japan. The incident was one of the most tense moments of the Cold War, and resulted in anEscalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States. What was the contribution of this incident to our lives? (Atleast in the West, although some of us in India make use as well!)
    88. 88. GPS for civilian use
    89. 89. 27Top two contenders (they alternate as winner and runner up very often) at which ‗sport‘? (Larger image next slide)
    90. 90. Hot Dog eating contest
    91. 91. 28‗You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me.... Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.‘ Generally avoiding direct questions about the song‘s lyrics, he only acknowledges the part about a piece of news he read on the newspaper on the morning of February 3rd, 1959. Which song?
    92. 92. American Pie – Don McLean
    93. 93. 29He wanted to roam around, sing, dance and have fun at this place referred to in the map. What‘s the place in the map? (larger image next slide)
    94. 94. Aati kya Khandala
    95. 95. 30―La accendiamo?‖ - Italy―Son kararınız mı?‖ - Turkey―Cest votre dernier mot?‖ - France―¿Respuesta definitiva?‖- Venezuela―Lukitaanko vastaus?‖ – Finland―____ ____ ____?‖ – IndiaFill in the blanks.
    96. 96. Lock Kiya Jaye?
    97. 97. Thank you so much!• Please make sure you write your team names clearly and your own names on the sheet.• Please give a telephone number on the sheet as well.• Stay put, answers will be revealed in a minute or two!
    98. 98. FinalsFive RoundsRound 1 – 16 questions by Titash BanerjeaRound 2 – 12 questions by Sreshth ShahRound 3 – LVC by Titash BanerjeaRound 4 – 12 questions by Sreshth ShahRound 5 – 8 Questions by Titash Banerjea
    99. 99. Special ThanksTo Jayashree Mohanka – for previewing the quiz!To Avinash Mudaliar – for helping out with some ‗fundas‘!To Sounak Chakrabarti – for being such a helpful guinea pig!
    100. 100. Infinite Bounce- 1 16 questions10 points for each correct answer
    101. 101. 1• Contrary to rumours, X has not stopped working post Swades. X has worked on a Marathi film for filmmaker Jayprasad Desai. X is working on a television serial called Mahabharat. X is putting together a book on Kolhapur, X‘s home town. X made news recently for returning one of her prized possessions. Name X
    102. 102. Answer• Bhanu Athaiya
    103. 103. 2• Silencia has been taken over by a supremist government, led by Major Minus. His aim is to take sound and colour off the streets. The story follows two lead characters - X, a "silencer", who is one of an army tasked to hunt and track down "sparkers", people who harness light and energy and use it to create "sparks", comparable to graffiti in real life. He comes across B, a sparker who is the most wanted by Major Minus. Through B, A discovers his sparker abilities and his affiliation with the "Car Kids", a major sparker faction founded by As parents Akio and Leela. Identify A and B.
    104. 104. Answer
    105. 105. 3• It stands 22 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds. It is entirely made of sterling silver• The words ―---- ------ -----" along with the roman numerals of that years event on the base. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to Tiffanys to be engraved with the names of the participating teams, the date, location, and the games final score. What trophy?
    106. 106. Answer
    107. 107. 4
    108. 108. Answer• Deliveries in cricket – Carromball – Beamer – Bumper – Flipper
    109. 109. 5• The chassis was typically provided with an ornate and florid decorative case façade. The ornate case façades frequently had different instruments such as the xylophone or drums. There were often ornate human figures such as a conductor whose arm moved in time to the music or women whose arms would strike bells. They were designed to mimic the musical capabilities of a typical human band.• What is being described here?
    110. 110. Answer• Fairground organs
    111. 111. 6• In Edgar Allan Poes only novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, published in 1838, X is a mutinous sailor on the whaling ship Grampus.• In 1846, the Francis Spaight foundered at sea. Apprentice X was among the twenty-one drowning victims of that incident.• In both these cases X had the same name, recently in limelight. X please?
    112. 112. Answer• Richard Parker
    113. 113. 7Connect
    114. 114. Answer• Woody Allen movies – To Rome with love – Midnight in Paris – Hannah and her sisters – Manhattan – Purple Rose of Cairo
    115. 115. 8• Described as a "neat and polished batsman", he was a leading Somerset amateur who at the time of his death was Englands oldest living Test player. He topped the Somerset averages for five seasons out of six between 1921 and 1926. He was wounded and captured at the battle of Couteau in August and spent the war as a POW in Holland. He was in the British hockey side that won gold at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Identify him/ the unique place he occupies in test history?
    116. 116. Batting and fielding averages Answer Jack Macbryan Run Mat Inns NO HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St s Tes 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0 ts
    117. 117. 9• The preteen age is referred to by this name• This name also refers to a basketball player – who is able to play two (or more) positions equally well, or – whose skills and physical attributes do not precisely fit any one position• What name/ term also used in another sport are we referring to?
    118. 118. Answer• Tweener
    119. 119. 10
    120. 120. Answer• Major league baseball teams – San Francisco Giants – St Louis Cardinals – Chicago Cubs – Houston Astros – Los Angeles Angels – Miami Marlins
    121. 121. 11• It was in principle a "bullet with wings", its shape closely resembling a Browning .50-caliber (12.7 mm) machine gun bullet.• The rocket propulsion system was a four-chamber engine built by Reaction Motors, Inc. This rocket burned ethyl alcohol diluted with water with a liquid oxygen oxidizer. The fuel turbopumps, necessary to raise the chamber pressure and thrust while making the engine lighter, were built by Robert Goddard. What am I talking about?
    122. 122. Answer• The Bell X1- the 1st supersonic airplanes christened by Chuck Yeager as the glamorous glennis
    123. 123. 12• It emerged from the EXPO 67 cultural context. Corporation co- founders Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr all participated in some of the popular large- and multiple-screen film experiments that were part of the Montréal Expo. Along with engineer William Shaw, another co-founder, they developed a camera system that allowed for high-resolution images and enlarged projection. The Fuji group commissioned them to produce a large-format film for the Osaka, Japan, Expo 70. The film was Tiger Child. Which company am I talking about?
    124. 124. Answer• IMAX corporation
    125. 125. 13
    126. 126. Answer• Like a Rolling stone by Bob Dylan• You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns When they all come down and did tricks for you You never understood that it aint no good You shouldnt let other people get your kicks for you You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat Aint it hard when you discover that He really wasnt where its at After he took from you everything he could steal. How does it feel How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone? Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people Theyre drinkin, thinkin that they got it made Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things But youd better lift your diamond ring, youd better pawn it babe You used to be so amused At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
    127. 127. 14• Peter Ustinov relates in his autobiography, Dear Me, that the director Mervyn Leroy summarized the manner in which he envisioned Ustinov should play his role, as ―-- ---...He plays with himself, nights.‖ At one point in the film ------shows his court a scale model illustrating his plans for rebuilding Rome. This model was originally constructed by Mussolinis government for a 1937 exhibition of Roman architecture—the films producers borrowed it from the postwar Italian government. Name the movie and the role played by Peter Ustinov.
    128. 128. Answer• Peter Ustinov plays the role of Emperor Nero
    129. 129. 15Logo of what in the world of IT?
    130. 130. Answer
    131. 131. 16• Name this bird, and what relevance does it have in todays quiz?
    132. 132. Answer• The Golden Snidget• The Snidget was first introduced into Quidditch in 1269, when the newly appointed Chief of the Wizards Council, a man by the name of Barberus Bragge, released a Snidget during a Quidditch match and offered 150 Galleons to the player who was able to catch it• Later on this bird was replaced by the Golden Snitch
    133. 133. Infinite Bounce – 210 points to the team that answers correctly
    134. 134. 1His most notable buildings were the 27-floor Balfron Tower and the adjacent eleven-storey Carradale House & 31- floor Trellick Tower in North Kensington. He was known as a humourless man given to notorious rages. He sometimes fired his assistants if they were inappropriately jocular, and once forcibly ejected two prospective clients for imposing restrictions on his design. After hearing about this architect, ‗another person‘ decided to immortalize him in his work. Who is this another person & how did he immortalize the work?
    135. 135. Ian Fleming named his villain Auric Goldfinger after Erno Goldfinger.
    136. 136. 2OConnor (1909–1992) was a New York StateSenator at the time of the trial. He went on to become district attorney of Queens County (New York City, New York), president of theNew York City Council and an appellate-court judge.Which 1956 film was based on his life & why is the film unique?
    137. 137. • First Hitchcock film based on a true story.
    138. 138. 3 Jay Sarno wanted an entity whose name would sound European, yet at the same time appeal to Americans, and, in 1964, he, alongside Mallin and Harris, began to build the entity. The idea was at first met with skepticism, because many considered a European style in the middle of an American desert to be a business failure in the making.What resulted, popular to fans of a particular sport?
    139. 139. 4‗Petite merveille‘ and ‗La pequena maravilla‘ is what it was referred to as in France and Latin America. An engineer from ‗United Robotronics‘ invented this ‗petite merveille‘. The public first saw this ‗La pequena maravilla‘ on September 7, 1985 until May 20, 1989 – but all of us have seen this engineer‘s creation too. What am I talking about?
    140. 140. 5He first suffered an epileptic fit at the age of 14, during a tennis game. Successfully controlling the condition with medication and self-management, largely by sleeping as and when he could during Test Matches, few knew about it for much of his playing career. He was oftenforewarned by auras. In 1971-72, he collapsed on the field during his first match for Eastern Province and half adozen teammates were required to hold him. The incident was explained away as heat stroke thanks to sympathetic media and team management. Which cricketer, who played a major chunk of his cricket with this problem?
    141. 141. RIP
    142. 142. 6• A semi-legendary child-martyr of the 3rd century. He was martyred at Caesarea.• Born in prison to parents who had been jailed because they were Christian.• He was later thrown to the lions, but managed to make the beasts docile. He preached to animals in the fields, and a lion remained with him as companion. Accompanied by the lion, he visited Duke Alexander, who condemned him to death.He was struck in the stomach with a trident. Bleeding, he dragged himself to a spot near a theater before his soul was carried into heaven by angels• WHICH FAMOUS LOCATION GETS ITS NAME FROM HIM? (larger image next slide)
    143. 143. Answer Saint Mammes, lends his name to AthleticoBilbao‘s homeground San Mamés Stadium and hence is nicknamed "the football cathedral".
    144. 144. 7According to the newspaper columnist L. M. Boyd (around 1970), "Blended in with that voice are the growl of a dog, a trill sung by a soprano, a note played on a violins G string and the howl of a hyena recorded backward." According to BillMoyers, it was created by combining the recordingsof three men: one baritone, one tenor, and one hog caller from Arkansas.Another widely published notion concerns the use of an Austrian yodel played backwards at abnormally fast speed. What?
    145. 145. Answer• Tarzan Yell made famous by Johnny Weissmuller
    146. 146. 8In 2006, he authorized a childrens picture book titled Super ____ published by Simon and Schuster and released in his name. The book was written by noted childrens author Mark Shulman and illustrated by childrens illustrator Lisa Kopelke. The book tells the story of young ____ as a daydreamer, who uses his great physical ability to prepare an elaborate picnic for his entire neighborhood in just fifteen minutes. Written in English and Spanish, the book received unanimously positive reviews Who?
    147. 147. AnswerOscar De La Hoya
    148. 148. 9The Ben Lomond mountain in Ogden, Utah is‗apparently‘ (no certain proof, but the following theory seems most convincing) used as the model for something else. This was because, William Hodkinson, the founder of the company, was a native of the Ogden area anddrew the mountain on a napkin during a meeting in 1914. Inspiration for what?
    149. 149. Answer
    150. 150. 10His reputation rests chiefly on his opera, Hansel and Gretel, which he composed in 1890. A certain musician who lived in Madras till the age of ten, changed his name to that of the opera composer, since he felt the name was so unique that there was no possible chance that anyone who heard the name once, ‗would ever forget it‘. Who is this opera composer / name musician?
    151. 151. AnswerEngelbert Humperdinck
    152. 152. 11A particular phenomenon that occurred from 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008 resulting in millions of users notbeing having to see blank screens, time outs and404 errors. However, its effect has officially been recognized as a Guinness World Record . What are we talking about?
    153. 153. AnswerMozilla Corporation now holds the Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3. This also caused a huge load on the servers of Mozilla which crashed for a couple of hours resulting in millions of users not being having to see blank screens, time outs and 404 errors. Despite this, the record attempt was still successful
    154. 154. 12A speed of 1 ‗Terahertz‘ and memory of 1 ‗Zeta byte‘ is the primary configuration of which 2010 invention?
    155. 155. AnswerChitti the robot, in ROBOT - the movie starring Rajinikant
    156. 156. A Common Thread •12 visuals connected by a single theme •+25 for getting the theme in visuals 1-3 •+20 for getting the theme in visuals 4-6 •+15 for getting the theme in visuals 7-9•+10 for getting the theme in visuals 10-12 •1 attempt per team per set •-5 for each wrong attempt
    157. 157. END OF LVC
    158. 158. Answer• Gharanas of Indian classical music – Bhendi Bazaar Gharana – Patiala Gharana – Rampur Sahaswari Gharana – Delhi Gharana – Mewati Gharana – Benares Gharana – Bishnupur Gharana – Punjab Gharana – Lucknow Gharana – Jaipur Gharana – Gwalior Gharana – Agra Gharana
    159. 159. Round 4
    160. 160. 1What ‗tech‘ innovative way do the players of the Mexican Primera Division side, Jaguares, display their names on their jersey as a part of their new marketing strategy?
    161. 161. AnswerTwitter Handles In a bid to get its players and beer sponsor a few more followers, the club replaced the players names on the back of its shirts with each players individual Twitter handle along with that of the beer sponsor, Sol
    162. 162. 2Harlequin India tied up with Karan Johar to release a special series of eight Mills and Boon books as a part of the marketing exercise for one of his productions. The hero represents the quintessential Mills & Boon romantic lead because of his on screen character; a strong cynic in the power of love and eventually a convert. What is the name of these novels and who is the hero?
    163. 163. Answer
    164. 164. 3A thin black hair rubber band with two big pearly beads at the end that would peek out of the hair bun worn by Asha Parekh in a particular film became extremely popular because of which this type of a band was named after the film.Arundhati Roy mentions this ‗hair rubber band‘ in the second chapter of her 1997 book The God of Small Things. Which film?
    165. 165. Answer Love in Tokyo hair bandTo quote the God of Small Things“Love in Tokyo was a 1964 hit movie directed by Pramod Chakravorty featuring a young woman whose ponytail was held by two beads on a rubber band. Like Esthas puff, her "fountain in a Love-in- Tokyo" becomes Rahels symbol.‖
    166. 166. 4Scientists at the Royal Society feel that they have created a ‗remorselessly grim‘ reputation for atomic energy and as something dangerous that could be wielded by megalomaniacs with aspirations to world domination. People saw them present nuclear technology being a "barely-controllable force for evil". Who have they blamed for the bad image of nuclear power?
    167. 167. AnswerJames Bond Villains
    168. 168. 5During a episode of KBC where Shahrukh Khan was the guest, they spoke about how something that Amitabh Bachchan once wore weighed 16 kilograms on just his arms while the entire suit that Shahrukh wore was just about 11-12 kilograms. What were they both referring to respectively?
    169. 169. Shahenshah‘s hand vs Ra One‘s costume
    170. 170. 6" Thanks ______ ! There were more than1.700.000 votes. Now I have a name and it is _______ !‖ Who‘s tweet on Nov 26th, 2012?
    171. 171. AnswerThanks Brazil.Fuleco.Brazil 2012 - mascot
    172. 172. 7A serial killer named Peter Kürten, also known as The Vampire of Düsseldorf, inspired which film?
    173. 173. 8Who‘s statue in South Boston and what‘s his claim to fame?#kolstylz
    174. 174. AnswerJames Brendan Connolly – First olympic gold winner
    175. 175. 9Explain what‘s happening here, or as they say, ‗put funda‘
    176. 176. AnswerZara Phillips takes the medal from Princess Anne (mother)– she became the first member of the royal family to receive an olympic medal in the eventing competition
    177. 177. 10He was a young boy of eighteen and was standing in a relaxed mood before a paan shop. A well known writer, Walli Sahib, fanatically on the look-out for a young man to fit the villains role for a Punjabi film named Yamla Jatt, was taken by this confident looking young man and instantly offered him the role.Whose career began thus in 1940?
    178. 178. Answer
    179. 179. 11 It is the state animal of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland with the binomial Bos frontalis. To the Adi people, the possession of it is the traditional measure of a familys wealth. Also known as Gaur, by whatother name is it commonly known?
    180. 180. Answer
    181. 181. 12Austrian gymnast, Nicole Oetl, runs numerous ‗gymnastics to stay fit‘ classes in Austria, but the number of students wishing to enrol in her classes has tripled over the past few weeks – so much that she has stopped training everyone, except European celebrities. Why the sudden interest in Nicole Oetl‘s gymnastics classes/who is Nicole Oetl?
    182. 182. AnswerFelix Baumgartner‘s girlfriend
    183. 183. Round 5 – Infinite Pounce •8 questions •10 points for every correct answer•Teams have the chance to pounce (i.e attempt the answer in writing) for + 10/ -10
    184. 184. 1• It weighs around 4.75 to 5.50 grams (0.168 to 0.194 oz).Part of its name is reportedly derived from its back and forth motion during the game, resembling the motion of the object shown on the right. What am I talking about?
    185. 185. Answer• Shuttle Cock – The object on the right is the shuttle of the loom used in weaving – A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store or a holder that carries the thead across the loom. weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through the shed, between the yarn threads of the warp in order to weave in the weft
    186. 186. 2• He featured in 9 test matches, with his debut being in the India- South Africa test match at Durban in Nov 1992 and made his name in the record books immediately, his last test match at Johannesburg in Nov-Dec 1995 in the England vs South Africa test match. His career in ODIs spanned 33 matches with his debut in Feb 27, 1992 to his last match on Jan 14, 1996. His middle name is Eugene. Who am I talking about?
    187. 187. Answer• Karl Liebenberg• The 1st 3rd umpire decision – giving Sachin Tendulkar run out
    188. 188. 3• Where would you find all these tracks?• Dhamar• Tarana/Chaturang• Raga Jait• Kajri• Bhajan• Naderdani• Dehati• Kahan Gayelava Shayam Salone• Supane Ma Aye Preetam Sainya• I Am Missing You (Reprise)• Jaya Jagadish Hare• Dream, Nightmare & Dawn: Overture
    189. 189. Answer
    190. 190. 4• In the film, Jajantaram Mamantaram directed by Saumitra Ranade, this place is depicted as a remote island whose residents are one-tenth in size in comparison to the normal human beings. Aditya, a resident of Mumbai reached there after a boat capsize and killed a demon, Jhamunda in order to save the residents of from him. Name this place. Incidentally, a place of the same name featured in another movie, very well known to us all.
    191. 191. Answer• Shundi in
    192. 192. 5• She started out her career by playing lead roles in TBSs The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent films The Burning Plain and Winters Bone. At age 20, she became the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.• In 2012, she achieved wider recognition starring in The Hunger Games marking her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. In 2011 she played the role of a comic book supervillain• Who am I talking about? And what supervillain role am I talking am I referring to?
    193. 193. Answer• Jennifer Lawrence who played Mystique in X Men 1st class.
    194. 194. 6
    195. 195. Answer• Computer Viruses – Creeper – Code Red – Melissa – Morris – I Love you
    196. 196. 7Made by Shreve, Crump and Low of Boston,Massachusetts, it was originally a lone sterlingsilver punchbowl. The three plinths have sincebeen added to accommodate the engravedplaques. It is currently 110cm high, 107cm indiameter at its widest point, and weighs 105kg.What am I talking about?
    197. 197. AnswerThe Davis Cup
    198. 198. 8• His instrument was nicknamed Sphyggy by the press who covered Larsons exploits in the 1920s and 30s; Sphyggy because they couldn‘t pronounce Sphygmomanometer.‗ It ranks at 10 in the Rankopedia‘s Best Inventions of 1920‘s. The first instrument of Larson is now at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.. It first appeared in action in a moving picture in 1926 in the silent police serial ‗‘Officer 444‘‘.• What instrument?
    199. 199. Answer• Polygraph

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