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Answers - The 365 Quiz


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Answers - The 365 Quiz

  1. 1. THE 365 QUIZ ANSWERS
  2. 2. <ul><li>Answers given in the following slides </li></ul><ul><li>The links to the theme are highlighted in Yellow </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1 <ul><li>The Great Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>The Irish famine of 1840s was a result of the BLIGHT Disease of Potato caused by Phytophthora infestans </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2 <ul><li>Tears for Fears started off with the name Graduate because they used to open their shows with a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson” </li></ul><ul><li>Dinny the Dinosaur , a very famous Brontosaurus sculpture in California is visible in the video of “Everybody wants to rule the world” </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3 <ul><li>Bessemer’s Process for manufacturing Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Slag is the by-product of Bessemerisation </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4 <ul><li>Schezwan Fried Rice </li></ul><ul><li>The dish takes its name from the Sczhechuan province of China . Another name for the province is Huyang . Huayangosaurus is a dinosaur named after this province . </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5 <ul><li>Marine One  H-13 Sioux was the first and VH-71 Kestrel was supposed to be the latest , but the project was cancelled </li></ul><ul><li>The nickname for a Marine Corps Chopper pilot is Swoop </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6 <ul><li>Alain ‘Spiderman’ Robert climbing the Luxor Obelisk in Place de la Concorde in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Concorde </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7 <ul><li>Viper , Raptor , Laura and Stealthstar ( the missing one) are Fighter Spaceships in Battlestar Galactica </li></ul><ul><li>F-16 Falcon is nicknamed Viper after the spaceship </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8 <ul><li>Robin Hood inspired Lee Falk to create skintights for Phantom </li></ul><ul><li>Nickname for F-4 is Phantom ( I & II ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9 <ul><li>Interlagos , Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Schumi is overtaking Kimi Raikkonen by means of a Slingshot </li></ul>
  12. 12. 10 <ul><li>This is the USS Arizona Memorial . Beneath the memorial , of course , is USS Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>The battleship was lost in the Air Raid on Pearl Harbour </li></ul>
  13. 13. 11 <ul><li>The Claymore landmine is named after the Claymore Sword </li></ul><ul><li>Land Mine </li></ul>
  14. 14. 12 <ul><li>Huey Long’s statue at the Louisiana State Capitol . </li></ul><ul><li>The UH-1 Iroquois chopper is nicknamed Huey </li></ul>
  15. 15. 13 <ul><li>Sound of Music , A Man for all seasons , Amadeus , Titanic and My Fair lady ( the missing one ) are the only productions to win the Best Play Tony as well as Best Picture Oscar </li></ul><ul><li>The Nissan 300 2X sports car is nicknamed ‘Fair Lady’ in Japan </li></ul>
  16. 16. 14 <ul><li>An Air-Bag to reduce damage in the event of an accident </li></ul><ul><li>The model shown here is a Honda Gold Wing and was the first model incorporated with an Air-Bag </li></ul>
  17. 17. 15 <ul><li>Dr Michael E Debakey of M*A*S*H fame </li></ul><ul><li>MASH is technically an Ambulance </li></ul>
  18. 18. 16 <ul><li>Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two will be launched using the vehicle Whiteknight Two . 2 Whiteknights are under production and are named after Richard Branson’s mom EVE and close friend STEVE FOSSETT </li></ul><ul><li>Spaceship </li></ul>
  19. 19. 17 <ul><li>Pavel Cerenkov , the man who discovered Cerenkov Radiation </li></ul><ul><li>Apsara , the nuclear reactor at BARC , named by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru when he likened the blue Cerenkov radiation to the beauty of the Apsaras </li></ul><ul><li>The radiation is emitted when when a charged particle(such as an electron) passes through an insulator at a constant speed greater than the speed of light in that medium. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 18 <ul><li>Caliban ( from The Tempest ) , Utopia and Inferno ( the Velasquez painting depicting Dante’s Inferno ) are titles of Roger MacBride Allen’s Isaac Asimov Series </li></ul><ul><li>Inferno </li></ul>
  21. 21. 19 <ul><li>The original Checkpoint Charlie at the Allied Forces Museum in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Checkpoint </li></ul>
  22. 22. 20 <ul><li>The Connect – Tron , the 1982 scifi flick </li></ul><ul><li>The motorcycle is a Tron Lightcycle and the chap is Jay Maynard nicknamed the Tron Guy because of his costume which was inspired by the movie </li></ul><ul><li>Tron Lightcycle </li></ul>
  23. 23. 21 <ul><li>Perforation of the ear drum </li></ul><ul><li>One of the parts of the ear drum is the Shrapnel ’s membrane </li></ul>
  24. 24. 22 <ul><li>The highest honour in the Airbrush ( A ) industry is the Vargas Award named after Alberto Vargas , as he was one of the masters of the art . B is Zita Johann , the most famous Vargas Girl , who shot to fame because of Vargas’ work for the poster of The Sin of Nora Moran </li></ul><ul><li>Vargas Girl posters were used as pin-ups during WW II and were called BOMBSHELLS </li></ul>
  25. 25. 23 <ul><li>Frank Rautenbach played Hansie Cronje in the film Hansie </li></ul><ul><li>Hansie Cronje , as we all know , was into fixing matches , received bribes etc . Kickback is a slang for the same </li></ul>
  26. 26. 24 <ul><li>The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Quentin Tarantino’s ( B ) Kill Bill was inspired by the movie Five Deadly Venoms featuring the Venom Mob ( A ) </li></ul><ul><li>Venom </li></ul>
  27. 27. 25 <ul><li>The Spiral Lake Jetty in Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral </li></ul>
  28. 28. 26 <ul><li>‘ Battle of Midway’ and ‘December 7 th ’ are the lesser known Oscar winning performances of John Ford </li></ul><ul><li>One of John Ford’s earliest movies was ‘ The Scrapper ’ </li></ul>
  29. 29. 27 <ul><li>Velcro was inspired by the hook-and-loop system on the seeds of the Burdock plant </li></ul><ul><li>Velcro is a brand of Hook -and-Loop fasteners </li></ul>
  30. 30. 28 <ul><li>In 1945 , Shimon Peres ( A ) who was then known as Shimon Persky , found a nest of Bearded Vultures ( B ) in the Negev Desert . The bird is known as ‘Peres’ in hebrew and the named was adopted by Persky as his new surname . </li></ul><ul><li>Bearded Vulture is nicknamed ‘ Bonecrusher ’ </li></ul>
  31. 31. 29 <ul><li>Aghori Sadhus </li></ul><ul><li>They are cannibals and hence , technically , are Scavengers </li></ul>
  32. 32. 30 <ul><li>The image is an infrared image of the Valley of Geysers in Russia . It has the 2 nd largest concentration of geysers in the world . At No. 1 position is the Upper Geyser basin in the Yellowstone National park </li></ul><ul><li>The image shows a Landslide occuring </li></ul>
  33. 33. 31 <ul><li>The surrender of the militant outfit DHD (J) better known as ‘Black Widow’ in Assam couple of days back </li></ul><ul><li>Black Widow </li></ul>
  34. 34. 32 <ul><li>The man in the pic is Jody Scheckter who won the 1979 F1 championship with Ferrari . Scheckter was the last driver to win a driver's championship for Ferrari until Michael Schumacher did so 21 years later . </li></ul><ul><li>The car Scheckter is seen driving here is a Tyrrell P34 , the most famous 6 – wheeled F1 car </li></ul>
  35. 35. 33 <ul><li>This is Bag End , the residence of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and LOTR </li></ul><ul><li>J. R. R. Tolkien used the name Bag End as a literal translation of &quot;cul-de-sac,&quot; the french term for Dead End , to poke fun at the British use of French terms </li></ul>
  36. 36. 34 <ul><li>Nuccio Bertone , legendary automobile designer and constructor </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most famous cars named by Bertone was the Lamborghini Countach </li></ul>
  37. 37. 35 <ul><li>Bob Burns , who invented and popularised the Bazooka and the comic strip is Bazooka Joe </li></ul><ul><li>The connect - Bazooka </li></ul>
  38. 38. 36 <ul><li>This is the poster for the movie Attila . His followers are/were the Huns . If they try to imitate big cats , they would become Hun-Grrr !! </li></ul>
  39. 39. 37 <ul><li>Slaying the Hydra was the 2 nd of the 12 Labours of Hercules . 1 st was to slay the Nemean Lion ( A – Lion ) and 3 rd was to capture the Ceryneian Hind ( B – Deer ) . </li></ul>
  40. 40. 38 <ul><li>Russell Marker , who gave the concept of Octane Number for fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Octane </li></ul>
  41. 41. 39 <ul><li>X=Kubrick , Y=Peter George , </li></ul><ul><li>Z= RED ALERT  Dr. Strangelove </li></ul>
  42. 42. 40 <ul><li>Alex Osborn , the man behind the concept of Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul>
  43. 43. 41 <ul><li>ARIEL - Uranus moon, a name of Jerusalem, and name of the Little Mermaid . And of course , Ariel is a P&G brand ( gents in the last pic being Messrs Procter & Gamble ) </li></ul>
  44. 44. 42 <ul><li>Promotional poster for the Federer Vs Nadal match at the 2008 US Open , which was given the nickname ‘Grapple in the Apple’ </li></ul><ul><li>Grapple </li></ul>
  45. 45. 43 <ul><li>Biodiversity Hot Spots - Cerrado, Chile , Mexico ,Madagascar, Horn of Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Spot </li></ul>
  46. 46. 44 <ul><li>Reverend John Flynn founded the world first air ambulance , the Royal Flying Doctor service , and was known as the Flynn of the OUTBACK </li></ul>
  47. 47. 45 <ul><li>Cut-throat Trout and Cut-throat Finch </li></ul><ul><li>Cut-Throat </li></ul>
  48. 48. 46 <ul><li>Madame de Pompadour is alleged to have comforted Louis XV after the Battle of Rossbach by saying this now famous by-word: &quot; au reste, après nous, le Déluge &quot; (&quot;After us, the Deluge&quot;) , a premonition of impending political and social collapse </li></ul><ul><li>Deluge </li></ul>
  49. 49. 47 <ul><li>A- Poster for Don , B – Robert Stephenson’s Rocket </li></ul><ul><li>Donald “Don” Budge, Rod “Rocket” Laver won career Tennis Grand Slams in 1938 and 1962 . Rod Laver did it again in 1969 . </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket </li></ul>
  50. 50. 48 <ul><li>Henry Shrapnel , inventor of the Shrapnel Shell </li></ul><ul><li>Shrapnel , yet again ;-) </li></ul>
  51. 51. 49 <ul><li>Jim Cummings , Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin ( missing member ) gave the voices for the 3 hyenas Ed , Shenzi and Banzai in The Lion King </li></ul><ul><li>Banzai </li></ul>
  52. 52. 50 <ul><li>The Parachute Memorial in Sainte Mere Eglise in France to commemorate the D-day landings . The story behind this memorial is a famous incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. </li></ul><ul><li>Overlord </li></ul>
  53. 53. THEME <ul><li>TRANSFORMERS </li></ul>
  54. 54. Individual Links ( Names of Transformers in Yellow ) <ul><li>Blight </li></ul><ul><li>Sludge – Transforms into a Brontosaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Slag </li></ul><ul><li>Snarl – Transforms into a Stegosaurus , of which Huayangosaurus is a variant </li></ul><ul><li>Swoop </li></ul><ul><li>Silverbolt – Transforms into a Concorde </li></ul><ul><li>Skydive – Transforms into a F-16 Falcon </li></ul><ul><li>Fireflight – Transforms into a F-4 Phantom II </li></ul><ul><li>Slingshot </li></ul><ul><li>Air Raid </li></ul>
  55. 55. Individual Links <ul><li>Land Mine </li></ul><ul><li>Blades – Transforms into a UH-1 Iroquois </li></ul><ul><li>Streetwise – Transforms into a Nissan 300 2X </li></ul><ul><li>Groove – Transforms into a Gold Wing </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid – Transforms into a Toyota Hiace ambulance </li></ul><ul><li>Scattershot – Transforms into a Spaceship </li></ul><ul><li>Light Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Inferno </li></ul><ul><li>Checkpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Afterburner – Transforms into a motorcycle whose design is inspired by the Tron Lightcycle </li></ul>
  56. 56. Individual Links <ul><li>Shrapnel </li></ul><ul><li>Bombshell </li></ul><ul><li>Kickback </li></ul><ul><li>Venom </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapper </li></ul><ul><li>Hook </li></ul><ul><li>Bonecrusher </li></ul><ul><li>Scavengers </li></ul><ul><li>Landslide </li></ul>
  57. 57. Individual Links <ul><li>Blackarachnia – named after Black Widow </li></ul><ul><li>Drag Master – Turns into a Tyrrell P 34 </li></ul><ul><li>Dead End </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown – Transforms into a Lambo Countach </li></ul><ul><li>Bazooka </li></ul><ul><li>Hun-grrr </li></ul><ul><li>Hydra </li></ul><ul><li>Octane </li></ul><ul><li>Red Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul>
  58. 58. Individual Links <ul><li>Ariel </li></ul><ul><li>Grapple </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Spot </li></ul><ul><li>Outback </li></ul><ul><li>Cut-throat </li></ul><ul><li>Deluge </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket </li></ul><ul><li>Shrapnel </li></ul><ul><li>Banzai </li></ul><ul><li>Overlord </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>