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2012 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Finals


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Finals of the 2012 KQA Ganesh Nayak Open Quiz for teams of 4 - by Vivek Karthikeyan (kiVI) and Venkatesh Srinivasan (Venky)

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2012 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Finals

  1. 1. XXIII Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz 2012 Finals Quizmasters Vivek Karthikeyan and Venkatesh S
  2. 2. Written Round – 8 questions Clockwise – 20 questionsAnti-Clockwise – 20 questions List-It
  3. 3. A Look AT THE MOVIES 8 questions 5 points each Bonus of 5 for getting all correct
  4. 4. 1. Which movie?
  5. 5. 2. Two movies.. ID both. 2.5 points each
  6. 6. 3. Which movie?
  7. 7. 4. Which movie?
  8. 8. 5. Which movie?
  9. 9. 6. Which movie?
  10. 10. 7. Which movie?
  11. 11. 8. Which movie?
  12. 12. Answers follow…
  13. 13. 1. Which movie?
  14. 14. 1. Stalag 17
  15. 15. 2. Two movies.. ID both. 2.5 points each
  16. 16. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One
  17. 17. 3. Which movie?
  18. 18. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstasy
  19. 19. 4. Which movie?
  20. 20. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstacy4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  21. 21. 5. Which movie?
  22. 22. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstacy4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?5. Rosemary’s baby
  23. 23. 6. Which movie?
  24. 24. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstacy4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?5. Rosemary’s baby6. The Sting
  25. 25. 7. Which movie?
  26. 26. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstacy4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?5. Rosemary’s baby6. The Sting7. All the President’s Men
  27. 27. 8. Which movie?
  28. 28. 1. Stalag 172. Lawrence of Arabia; The Wild One3. The Agony & The Ecstacy4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?5. Rosemary’s baby6. The Sting7. All the President’s Men8. Ferris Buellers Day Off
  29. 29. Scores…
  30. 30. Clockwise 20 questions on Infinite Bounce+10 for direct and pass; no negatives +10/-10 on Infinite Pounce
  31. 31. 1The top row represents the acceptable dress code and thebottom row, what is not acceptable. Issued by whichorganization, as the dress code for specific days, at whichlocation?
  32. 32. Answer follows…
  33. 33. Issued by the Marylebone Cricket Club as thedress code on Match Days at the Lord’sMember’s pavilion and enclosure
  34. 34. 2Narendra Modi, as part of his election campaign hasannounced the carving out of four new districts inGujarat. Two of these have been named to evokeregional pride – one after a famous structure and theother after a geographical feature that witnessedexploits of people like Rana Pratap.Name both – no part points
  35. 35. Answer follows…
  36. 36. • (Gir)-Somnath• Aravalli
  37. 37. 3The term probably was first seen in the popular 1863story "The Children of the Public", where Edward EverettHale used it as a metaphor for any form of publicspending to the citizenry. The term was furtherpopularized by a 1919 article by Chester Collins Maxeyin the National Municipal Review, which reported oncertain legislative acts known to members of Congressas “___ _____bills”. He claimed that the phraseoriginated in a pre-Civil War practice of giving slaves a___ of ____ as a reward and requiring them to competeamong themselves to get their share of the hand-out.Which term, used in a derogatory fashion today torefer to a pattern of government spending?
  38. 38. Answer follows…
  39. 39. • Pork barrel spending / politics
  40. 40. 4"Bud, thats crazy!", I told him. "Weve hardly even started yet. Theres no waywe can get it done by then.""I know," he responded, in a low voice, almost a whisper."You know? If you know the schedule is off-base, why dont you correct it?""Well, its Steve. Steve insists that were shipping in early 1982, and wontaccept answers to the contrary. The best way to describe the situation is a termfrom Star Trek. Steve has a ______ ________ ______.""A what?""A ______ ________ ______. In his presence, reality is malleable. He canconvince anyone of practically anything. It wears off when hes not around,but it makes it hard to have realistic schedules. And theres a couple of otherthings you should know about working with Steve.“Fill in the blanks with a famous phrase
  41. 41. Answer follows…
  42. 42.  Reality Distortion Field
  43. 43. 5This term is used in a variety of businesses.Prominent among them is pharma, where patentowners at the expiry of patent periods make tinychanges to the formulations and get a new patent.The term has been doing the rounds majorly inIndian legal circles as a large pharma company hasbeen locked in battle against the Indian governmentover this clause in Indian patent law, for its drug,Glivec.What term; which company?
  44. 44. Answer follows…
  45. 45. • Evergreening• Novartis
  46. 46. 6In the 1980 Hockenheim Grand Prix, the Germanorganizers, claiming that they had not budgets, didnow allow “Prof” to enter the control room andprovide him with the necessary equipment, as per thenew rule introduced by Ecclestone. This irkedEcclestone so much that he threatened to stand infront of the starting grid and make all the driversdisembark till Prof was allowed to play his role andgiven facilities. The shocked organizers relented.What was the fuss and who is Prof?
  47. 47. Answer follows…
  48. 48. • Prof Sid Watkins, the official doctor/surgeon of F1 for long, who revolutionised the principles and practice of driver safety• Ecclestone had introduced the rule of Sid and an anesthesiologist travel in a separate car in the first lap of the race, as well as have a helicopter ambulance on stand-by• The following year Watkins returned to Hockenheim to find a brand new, well-equipped medical centre as well as a helicopter ambulance on standby for the whole weekend.
  49. 49. 7Connect
  50. 50. Answer follows…
  51. 51. • Epistolary novels – written in the form of a letter or documents / diary entries and so on…
  52. 52. 8A Bangladeshi filmmaker, Ahsanullah Moni, spentnearly $58 million to build this near Dhaka – it wascompleted in 2009 and irked Indian officials.Now there is news that one will be built in Dubai, byLink Global Ltd., taking just 2 years, as opposed tothe original 20 years. Spread across 200,000 sq.metres, it will be based on designs from the era of theoriginal, but also include a 300-room luxury hotel, amall and cocktail bars. The developers are also(appropriately?) pitching it as a wedding venue.Indian officials have dismissed the fact that thisdevelopment may have an economic impact on India.What is happening?
  53. 53. Answer follows…
  54. 54. • Replica of the Taj Mahal, called Taj Arabia
  55. 55. 9The philosophy of the person on theright, influenced the works of thisperiod (shown above), which markedthe end of a culturally vibrant period,and uncertainty about what wascoming. Which time period, whatwas it called – either the Frenchname or what it was called inRussia?
  56. 56. Answer follows…
  57. 57. • The end of the 19th century, in Europe, France and/or Paris was called fin de siecle• In Russia, it was called Silver Age
  58. 58. 10In 1974, after losing a game to his son and getting stuck in atraffic jam that prompted a dinnertime outburst directed at theoil companies, economics professor Ralph Anspach took mattersinto his own hands. He created something that showed the evilsof ___________, which led to a 10-year long legal battle over atrademark, which ultimately led to him discovering that theoriginal idea came from a patent by Elizabeth Magie in the early1900s and was a public domain name – finally he reached asettlement with the company he wasfighting.What’s being described?
  59. 59. Answer follows…
  60. 60. • The board game, Anti-Monopoly
  61. 61. 11The two institutions on the right are named after the scientists onthe left. In turn, these institutions gave their names to?
  62. 62. Answer follows…
  63. 63. • Flerovium was chosen for Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, a facility where many superheavy elements have been produced. The lab is named after physicist Georgiy N. Flerov, who discovered the spontaneous fission of uranium, which led to the USSR’s development of an atomic bomb.• Livermorium honors Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which has been involved in the discovery of heavy elements 113 through 118. Another element, Lawrencium at 103, is already named after the lab’s founder, Ernest O. Lawrence.
  64. 64. 12 Quickly-built mansions; a group of large houses built in the same style in the same area. The fall of local culture in favor of a global culture prescribed by large corporations. A low-paying job A Latin American literary movement A newspaper for the masses due to its simple prose and splash of colors A term used by George Ritzer to describe how society is moving towards the culture of efficiency, calculability, predictability, control and culture – all essential elements of a certain type of business establishmentWhat’s common?
  65. 65. Answer follows…
  66. 66. • McWords • McMansion • McWorld • McJob • Mcondo • Mcpaper • Mcdonaldisation
  67. 67. 13 This symbol most likely has origins from the Middle Ages. Many people were unable to write even their own names. For them, this became a convention used as a signature. With it also signifying the St. Andrews Cross, one further affirmed his vow by doing this, signifying a connection with the signature beyond mere words. Most agree that the other shortcut developed in the US, most likely around the late 1800s or early 1900s. Some believe that Jewish immigrants to the United States, unwilling to use the cross, adopted the “_” instead; given that tic-tac-toe developed at around the same time, perhaps the two are related, but that is entirely speculation.What two commonly used shortcuts / symbols?
  68. 68. Answer follows…
  69. 69. • Xs and Os for kisses and hugs
  70. 70. 14The Samkos bush frog (scientific name Chiromantissamkosensis) is found in Cambodia. Due to the effect of apigment biliverdin, a waste product usually processed inthe liver, they have a strange phenomenon that occurswhen the biliverdin is passed back into the blood; aphenomenon also seen in some lizards. This visiblethrough the frogs thin, translucent skin, making it evenbetter camouflaged and possibly even causing it to tasteunpalatable to predators.What?
  71. 71. Answer follows…
  72. 72. • The frog is green-blooded and turquoise-boned
  73. 73. 15The sport of boxing dates back to the ancient Greeks.During the Roman era, to make the sport more interesting,the Romans made an important and fundamental way tothe way the sport was played, and created a circular area.Much later, when the sport was revived in England, theboxers would fight bare knuckled, with the crowd ofspectators forming a loose circle around them.What was the main difference between the way theway boxing was contested by the Ancient Greeks andhow we know it today? What common term in boxingcomes from what is described above?
  74. 74. Answer follows…
  75. 75. • Ancient Greek fighters remained seated face-to- face and pummelled each other until one was knocked unconscious• The term / concept of a “ring” in boxing
  76. 76. 16In reponse to the ________ ______, a joint statement byHarry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek,outlining the terms of surrender for the Empire of Japan,Prime Minister Kantarō Suzuki used the word, Mokusatsu.Legend has it that the word was misinterpreted, which ledto the disastrous consequence of the atomic bombing ofJapan.Fill in the blanks – what was the misinterpretation?
  77. 77. Answer follows…
  78. 78. • Potsdam Declaration• While Suzuki meant to say, “no comment for the time being”, it was interpreted that he meant “ignore”.• The Potsdam Declaration ultimatum allowed for only one acceptable answer, unconditional surrender. Any other answer would, as the declaration warned, cause "prompt and utter destruction."
  79. 79. 17Give a work of art and a painter to connect; the mostfamous work of this painter is actually a sculpture (set of4) that can be seen at Trafalgar Square, London since 1867.Which one?
  80. 80. Answer follows…
  81. 81. • Edwin Landseer – Monarch of the Glen• The four lions around Nelson’s column
  82. 82. 18Connect the pictures and the video (removed – videoof Vertigo opening titles)
  83. 83. Answer follows…
  84. 84. • Saul Bass• Designed all those corporate logos• Created title sequence of Vertigo• The 14 reissued covers of the James Bond books were created by six separate designers; creative director Suzanne Dean briefed the designers to be inspired by Saul Bass
  85. 85. 19Connect – this is a non-exhaustive set from a total of 22so far, expected to go to 26 and end in ‘Zero’. Pictures in the bottom row are generic
  86. 86. Answer follows…
  87. 87. Malice, Alibi, Gumshoe, Fugitive, Noose,Burglar, Silence, QuarrySue Grafton’s series of novels featuringKinsey Millhone
  88. 88. 20The word comes from the original word which means todance gracefully. Lyrics are mainly in an old language calledBraj Bhasha and describes the dances which Lord Krishnaperformed with Radha and the Gopis of Vrindavan. Thedance form faded away and it is totally a pure music genre.It was X, a great lover of music and dance and himself a greatartist, who in the 19th century gave full patronage to thesedance-songs and operas – he used the pen name “Akhtar” forghazals and “Jaan-e-Aalam Piya” or “Akthar Piya” when hecomposed these.Who is X and what is the music form?
  89. 89. Answer follows…
  90. 90. ThumriWajid Ali Shah
  91. 91. Scores…
  92. 92. Anti-Clockwise 20 questions on Infinite Bounce+10 for direct and pass; no negatives +10/-10 on Infinite Pounce
  93. 93. 1.We know that this the rod of Asclepius, but aidsworkers in Africa will tell you that this is rather adepiction of a twig used to capture and extract __________s.The _____ _____ got its common name whenEuropeans observed a high incidence on the westerncoast of Africa.Fill in the blanks.
  94. 94. Answer follows…
  95. 95.  Guinea Worm  It is a major parasitic scourge in Africa, very debilitating to the victims. The worms have a very long migratory path under the skin. They can be up to a meter in length. The technique is still used as a treatment today in many villages.
  96. 96. 2.All of India’s supply comes from a single factory in Sasni, UttarPradesh—Khandelwal Glass Works Ltd—who have been making themsince 1981. The supply goes mainly to Delhi, Punjab and UP, and thesouthern states of Tamizh Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.Patented by an Englishman in 1872, and considered an improvementover the bowling pin-shaped “Hamiltons,” which tended to slip easily androll off surfaces, these became standard across the British empire. Prizedas collector items, they are now be found only in two places—in India,and in Japan, for a curiously similar purpose (Ramune).What object?
  97. 97. Answer follows…
  98. 98.  Codd bottles, used for banta and paneer soda
  99. 99. 3.From the Halls of Montezuma,To the shores of Tripoli;We fight our countrys battlesIn the air, on land, and sea;First to fight for right and freedomAnd to keep our honor clean:We are proud to claim the titleOf ____ ____ ____.Fill in the blanks and explain lines 1 and 2.
  100. 100. Answer follows…
  101. 101.  United States Marine  Halls of Montezuma refers to the Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle.  Shores of Tripoli refers to the Barbary War
  102. 102. 4.The painter of the first work is famous for his Rokeby Venus.The creator of the second painting has another famous work titled“Work”, spent the latter years of his life painting The Manchester Murals.Name the two painters, and the subject (same in bothpaintings).Larger pics follow.
  103. 103. 4.
  104. 104. 4.
  105. 105. Answer follows…
  106. 106.  Diego Velázquez Ford Madox Brown Joseph’s Coat
  107. 107. 5.Popular mythology assigned it a patriotic significance. The four pocketswere said to represent the Four Virtues: Propriety, Justice, Honesty, andShame.The five center-front buttons were said to represent legislation,supervision, examination, administration and jurisdiction. The threecuff-buttons symbolized Nationalism, Democracy, and PeoplesLivelihood. And in all symbolizing unity and peace.What is being referred to?
  108. 108. Answer follows…
  109. 109.  The Mao Suit
  110. 110. 6. Connect the two vertical sets. • French Open 1981 • US Open 2008 • Bjorn Borg • Roger Federer • 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 • 6–2, 7–5, 6–2 • US Open 1982 • Australian Open 2010 • Jimmy Connors • Roger Federer • 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4 • 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11) • Australian Open 1983 • Australian Open 2011 • Mats Wilander • Novak Djokovic • 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 • 6–4, 6–2, 6–3 • US Open 1983 • Wimbledon 2012 • Jimmy Connors • Roger Federer • 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–0 • 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
  111. 111. Answer follows…
  112. 112.  Ivan Lendl’s losses Andy Murray’s losses Curiously, both of them share the record for losing their first four Grand Slam finals
  113. 113. 7.The 1707 grounding of four ships of Vice-Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovellsfleet resulting in heavy loss of life, gave an impetus to the establishment of X.An act was passed in 1714, and the greatest scientific minds of the day weregathered to work on the problem, including Sir Isaac Newton.Prizes were put up for those who could demonstrate a working device ormethod. The top prize was £20,000 for a method that could come within 30nautical miles.For decades none was able to come up with a practical solution to theproblem. John Harrison who invented the marine chronometer showed thathis method was the way of the future. However the board, to its discredit,never awarded the prize to Harrison, nor anyone else.What was the Board constituted for?
  114. 114. Answer follows…
  115. 115.  The Board of Longitude was constituted for determining the best method to find the longitude when a ship was out at sea.
  116. 116. 8.Sir Robert Swan is a polar explorer, environmental leader and publicspeaker. He is the first person in history to walk to both the North andSouth poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarcticaand runs an organization called 2041.Why is it called 2041?
  117. 117. Answer follows…
  118. 118.  Antarctica is currently protected by the treaty prohibiting drilling and mining. 2041 is when the Antarctic Treaty comes to an end, exposing the continent’s unspoilt wilderness.
  119. 119. 9.Identify the models andconnect.
  120. 120. Answer follows…
  121. 121.  The James Webb Space Terminal, set to replace Hubble in 2018.
  122. 122. 10. Banging the gavel on transactions running into millions of rupeesevery day used to give a sense of great authority, says Ashok Batra,chairman and managing director of Kolkata’s J Thomas and Co. Pvt. Ltd.In 2009 AF Ferguson and Co., a consulting firm recommendedelectronic disposal. The last open ______ was held in 2011 at the sameplace where it all began, Nilhat House, almost 150 years after J Thomaslaunched it.Fill in the blank.
  123. 123. Answer follows…
  124. 124.  Open outcry tea auctions.  Till last year they were done through open outcry auctions. But now it is all done electronically.
  125. 125. 11. This is in a region called Alto Patache in Chile. What is going on?
  126. 126. Answer follows…
  127. 127.  Alto Patache is in the Atacama desert, the driest place on earth. These nets are fog catchers. When fog passes through the net water condenses into small drops before being collected into a water tank.
  128. 128. 12.ID thecountry.
  129. 129. Answer follows…
  130. 130.  Albania
  131. 131. 13.It is now an established fact that a cataclysmic meteor strike hadoccurred in Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula, and this led to the end ofdinosaurs and so on.What was the most important finding that first ledscientists on the meteor track?
  132. 132. Answer follows…
  133. 133.  Through the unusually high abundance of iridium in certain places. Iridium is a rare element in the Earth’s crust. which is a rare element that is found rare on Earth, but abundant in meteorites.
  134. 134. 14.William Kidd and Jean Laffite were two such, who werecommissioned to attack enemy ships in a state of war. Their crewswere entitled to receive portions of the value of any cargo theyseized. Limiting them to the activities laid down in theircommissions was difficult, and the line between their activity andpiracy was often blurred.What activity, and how has it been heard of in recenttimes?
  135. 135. Answer follows…
  136. 136.  Mark Knofler, Privateering
  137. 137. 15.It has a romantic background, that of a secret liaison between theLord Montagu of Beaulieu II, John Walter Edward Douglas ScottMontagu, and his secretary. After it was created there are only twoinstances when it was not installed.The then Princess Elizabeth in 1950 got St. George on horseback,slaying a dragon, designed by artist Edward Seago. Princess Margaretchose Pegasus by Louis Lejeune.What is being referred to?
  138. 138. Answer follows…
  139. 139.  The Spirit of Ecstasy as a hood ornament on the Rolls-Royce
  140. 140. 16.One of a dying breed this manbeats the drum and singstraditional mâni in time forSahur.What is he up to?
  141. 141. Answer follows…
  142. 142.  Waking up people in time for a pre-dawn meal during Ramadan.
  143. 143. 17.At some unknown time, or so the story goes, a man lived ina hut in the Luberon forest. A great plague, which causedan unquenchable thirst, struck the region.Its only cure proved to be a potion the man brewed fromherbs. Once the plague had subsided the man left forMarseille and sold his drink in a bar called ‘Au BonhomeePasses-soif’ (‘The Good-Natured Thirst Quencher’).How do we know it today?
  144. 144. Answer follows…
  145. 145.  Pastis, the quintessential Provencal aperitif.
  146. 146. 18. 4th November 1996. What was to happen the followingday?
  147. 147. Answer follows…
  148. 148.  Clinton Elected
  149. 149. 19. It got its name after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento choseto paint it pink.What name? Which pop star gave a rally call of sorts fromthe balcony facing the plaza?
  150. 150. Answer follows…
  151. 151.  La Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Argentina Madonna, in Evita
  152. 152. 20.What are these awarded for? What device with a 6-lettername, used to compact or flatten granular material, arethese modelled after?
  153. 153. Answer follows…
  154. 154.  Tamper World Barista Championship
  155. 155. Scores…
  156. 156. List It 1 question, 10 answers+2 per answer. Bonus of 5 for getting all correct.
  157. 157.  The Danube passes through 10 countries from source to mouth, including four capital cities. Name all countries.
  158. 158. Answer…
  159. 159.  Germany Austria (Vienna) Slovakia (Bratislava) Hungary (Budapest) Croatia Serbia (Belgrade) Bulgaria Moldova Ukraine Romania
  160. 160. Final Scores and Winners!
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