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Ad Club Bangalore Apr 2011 Finals

  1. 1. Ad Club Bangalore Quiz April 2011 Welcome to the Finals Venkatesh S and Vivek K – Team Nexus
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  3. 3. <ul><li>Write to Score </li></ul><ul><li>8 visuals </li></ul><ul><li>All-written </li></ul><ul><li>+5 for each; +10 if you are one of the only 1 or 2 teams to get it </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus 10 if you get all 8 </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 Fan comic for?
  5. 5. 2 Identify the book
  6. 6. 3 Identify this famous endorser
  7. 7. 4 A classic ad of a Pfizer brand that is almost a generic name. ID
  8. 8. An 1980s ad for which game? 5
  9. 9. What’s blanked out? 6
  10. 10. ID the logo 7
  11. 11. 8 Identify
  12. 12. Exchange Sheets….
  13. 13. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Big Bang Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Requiem for a Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Ronald Reagan </li></ul><ul><li>Chapstick </li></ul><ul><li>TRON </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Onion </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Clockwise – Infinite Bounce </li></ul><ul><li>12 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for direct and pass </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1 A mixed-up response involving the two pictures on the right caused much embarrassment during trials. Explain
  16. 16. The answer is...
  17. 17. Watson – IBM’s Jeopardy computer once confused Dickens' Oliver Twist with the Pet Shop Boys, a 1990s techno band
  18. 18. 2 This is the idea that there are other ways to use the Internet to communicate a marketing message. These include sponsoring a Web site or a particular feature on it; advertising in e-mail newsletters; co-branding with another company and its Web site; contest promotion; and, in general, finding new ways to engage and interact with the desired audience. Can also include the interstitial and streaming video infomercial. What three word term is used for this, as it takes other ways apart from the usual one?
  19. 19. The answer is...
  20. 20. Beyond the Banner
  21. 21. 3 The precise time of 53 seconds, 26 minutes after 9 AM on March 14, 2015 will be looked forward to by geeks all over the world. Why?
  22. 22. The answer is...
  23. 23. March 14, 2015 9:26:53, or 3.141592653, or pi.
  24. 24. 4 The term is reportedly onomatopoeic, the sound it makes when one taps it with a finger. An oft-repeated, but false, alternative explanation for the term says that at some time in the early 20th century, the United States military had two classes for airships: Type A-rigid and Type _-___. What are we talking about?
  25. 25. The answer is...
  26. 26. B-Limp, Blimp
  27. 27. 5 An audit shows that last year, they controlled 30 of these and 659 people. At an average take home of $5.4 Million, their total income was $238 Million last year. Their negotiations have often taken months, and recently one of them has offered a 20% discount for “early bird” negotiation completion. What, very African in nature, is being described?
  28. 28. The answer is...
  29. 29. Somalian Pirates!
  30. 30. <ul><li>Three recent books on Indian films . Name all </li></ul><ul><li>three. </li></ul>6
  31. 31. The answer is...
  32. 32. <ul><li>Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron </li></ul><ul><li>Deewar </li></ul><ul><li>Disco Dancer </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>The brand that issued this ad names multiple competitors – ironically, it acquired the first name blanked out in 1987, and itself got acquired by the second one earlier this month. Name all three </li></ul>7
  34. 34. The answer is...
  35. 35. <ul><li>National Semiconductor </li></ul><ul><li>Fairchild </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Instruments </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>It began its association with sports in 1927, through advertising on the southern wall of minor league baseball's Nicollet Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jordan holds the record for most depictions a total of 18 times, followed by Tiger Woods at 14 times. The first athlete was Lou Gehrig, the first woman athlete Babe Zaharias and the first African American, Jesse Owens. </li></ul><ul><li>Which iconic brand and its tagline, the latter being shared with a 1999 American comedy film based on a 1973 novel? </li></ul>8
  37. 37. The answer is...
  38. 38. <ul><li>Wheaties </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast of Champions </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>An enterprise started in 1993, it has diversified </li></ul><ul><li>business interests ranging from essential oils, herbal </li></ul><ul><li>oils, specialty perfumery compounds, wellness, </li></ul><ul><li>education, agri-business & marble mining. The </li></ul><ul><li>Group manages various brands like Chandan Sparsh </li></ul><ul><li>(Spa), ____ Marble (Largest Imported and Indian </li></ul><ul><li>Marble retail chain in India), Lambency Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Products and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Who and why have they become prominent </li></ul><ul><li>recently? </li></ul>9
  40. 40. The answer is...
  41. 41. <ul><li>Floriana Group, sponsors of Rajasthan </li></ul><ul><li>Royals </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Fill in the two blanks and connect </li></ul>10
  43. 43. The answer is...
  44. 44. Speak Softly and carry a big stick Good to the last drop Both phrases coined / made popular by Theodore Roosevelt, also famous for the Teddy Bear
  45. 45. <ul><li>When X (an Indian director) asked Y (actor), (whom X has directed earlier in a book-based movie) to read The Reluctant Fundamentalist, he did so and was all eager to play the role, but was turned down, since they needed a younger hero. More recently, acclaimed international director Z asked Y to read Life of Pi and finally confirmed that Y would act in it as the older version of the protagonist. Y also wanted to star in the film version of Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta, but could not accommodate it in his schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Name all </li></ul>11
  46. 46. The answer is...
  47. 47. <ul><li>X – Mira Nair </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Irrfan Khan </li></ul><ul><li>Z – Ang Lee </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Oslo: 4 cents; Glasgow, Londonderry, Aarhus and Bilund: 6-9 cents; </li></ul><ul><li>Explain . </li></ul>12
  49. 49. The answer is...
  50. 50. <ul><li>Ryanair ads banned after 'cheap sun destinations' turned out to include Denmark and Norway in winter </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Travel & Living Round </li></ul><ul><li>10 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for direct and pass </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Which region in Scotland , famous for Salmon fishing, and home to the likes of giants like Balvenie, Cardhu and Macallan? </li></ul>1
  53. 53. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  54. 55. <ul><li>What would this lead to? </li></ul>2
  55. 56. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  56. 58. <ul><li>Into whose wonderful world would you get lost in this fantasy house on Djurgården ? </li></ul>3
  57. 59. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  58. 60. <ul><li>Pippi Longstocking / Astrid Lindgren </li></ul>
  59. 61. <ul><li>The decline of Istanbul’s Suleymaniye and Zeyrek districts began in the early 20 th century. World War I related problems provoked a ban order, and post WW II saw the middle class begin to prefer more modern stuff. What attribute of these World Heritage areas would some call safety hazards ? </li></ul>4
  60. 62. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  61. 63. <ul><li>Wooden Houses </li></ul>
  62. 64. <ul><li>&quot;It's exactly what it sounds like,&quot; says Catherine Price, author of 101 Places Not to See Before You Die. </li></ul><ul><li>Located under Seattle's Pike Place Market, X was ranked as the world's second-most-germy tourist attraction by CNN in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Name X , and also the attraction that topped the list. </li></ul>5
  63. 65. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  64. 66. <ul><li>X – the Gum Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Y – the Blarney Stone </li></ul>
  65. 67. <ul><li>Is the one at the Kraanlei , near the castle of the counts in Ghent “the” thing? No, say some, the one in Brussels, at the junction of Rue de l'Étuve & Eikstraat is older. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Certainly not!, ours is’, say the folks in Geraardsbergen. Those in Hasselt , and some in the north French village of Broxeele are keen to put the spotlight on the things in their towns. </li></ul><ul><li>What thing? </li></ul>6
  66. 68. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  67. 69. <ul><li>Mannekin Pis </li></ul>
  68. 70. <ul><li>Alice Springs, Australia and these other places around the world have what in common – New Caledonia, Kruger National Park, Windhoek, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Asunsion, Atacama Desert, Easter Island, French Polynesia, … ? </li></ul>7
  69. 71. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  70. 72. <ul><li>Tropic of Capricorn </li></ul>
  71. 73. <ul><li>Mr ______ here shares his first name with the fifth largest banking center in the world… A name, please. </li></ul>8
  72. 74. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  73. 75. <ul><li>Cayman Islands </li></ul>
  74. 76. <ul><li>Which “spot” in Nevada is christened after this place – one that is oft quoted as the greatest open air museum known to man? </li></ul>9
  75. 77. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  76. 78. <ul><li>Luxor </li></ul>
  77. 79. <ul><li>At more than 1.3 million square miles, it has the globe’s second-largest rainforest , after the Amazon's. </li></ul><ul><li>Extending across six nations, 10 million acres of forest here is degraded each year due to mining, illegal logging, farming, ranching and guerilla warfare. </li></ul><ul><li>Poachers prey on endangered animals like mountain gorillas , forest elephants, bonobos and okapis . </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>10
  78. 80. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  79. 81. <ul><li>The Congo Basin </li></ul>
  80. 82. <ul><li>Anti-Clockwise – Infinite Bounce </li></ul><ul><li>12 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for direct and pass </li></ul>
  81. 83. <ul><li>An examples of nonsensical complaints against X include the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2005 griping, for allowing dog breeders, and thereby allegedly encouraging the over breeding and irresponsible selling of pit bulls in the Bay Area. </li></ul><ul><li>X’s success has brought in others like Olx, Adsglobe, Adpost, Locanto, Adoos, Kugli, and Oodle. </li></ul><ul><li>ID X. </li></ul>1
  82. 84. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  83. 86. <ul><li>Its progression has been this way… </li></ul><ul><li>Red on top and green at the bottom with a black band in between, and a crescent and star to boot, during the Idris al-Sanusi period. </li></ul><ul><li>A red-white-black trio for a short while until 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>An all-green version </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul>2
  84. 87. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  85. 88. <ul><li>The Libyan Flag </li></ul>
  86. 89. <ul><li>A ban in 14 US States because of infection alarms </li></ul><ul><li>Between £10 and £50, if you are in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>UV-lit tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Garra Rufa </li></ul><ul><li>Opponents who say that unlike usual rules, which compel staff to throw away or sanitize tools after each use, these are too expensive to discard </li></ul><ul><li>Explain. </li></ul>3
  87. 90. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  88. 91. <ul><li>Garra Rufa fish pedicures, where dead skin is nibbled away by scores of Turkish miniature toothless carp </li></ul>
  89. 92. <ul><li>An artist who often works with metal, with one of his creations… </li></ul><ul><li>For full points name him and the iconic brand. </li></ul>4
  90. 93. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  91. 94. <ul><li>Subodh Gupta </li></ul><ul><li>Absolut Vodka </li></ul>
  92. 95. <ul><li>X is a form of advocacy often in support of a corporate agenda, designed to disguise the actual work of an entity, through misinformation and other means. </li></ul><ul><li>The term is a derivation of a synthetic surface designed to look like the natural thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Y was the first film to use the internet for such a thing. Its makers spread rumors that the material they shot was authentic and that the three protagonists really disappeared in Burkittsville. </li></ul><ul><li>Name X and Y. </li></ul>5
  93. 96. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  94. 97. <ul><li>Astroturfing </li></ul><ul><li>The Blair Witch Project </li></ul>
  95. 98. <ul><li>The linguist hired by Apple says it’s a proper noun and hence can be trademarked; the linguist hired by Microsoft says it’s a generic term and hence cannot be trademarked. </li></ul><ul><li>For the linguist, mentions are generic or specific. &quot;Steve is a nice guy&quot; would be specific, but &quot;'Steve' is a common name&quot; would be generic. Or, as Mr Goldfarb puts it, &quot;water is wet&quot; is generic, but &quot;I spilled water all over the table&quot; is specific. </li></ul><ul><li>Used by one of the companies since 2008, what is the two word term in this legal dispute? </li></ul>6
  96. 99. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  97. 100. <ul><li>App Store </li></ul>
  98. 101. <ul><li>It is shared by the Eastern Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, and Roman Catholic Churches, with the Coptic Orthodox, the Ethiopian Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox Churches having a lesser piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Times and places of worship for each community are strictly regulated in common areas. Violence breaks out every so often. On a hot summer day in 2002, a Coptic monk moved his chair from its agreed spot into the shade. This was interpreted as a hostile move by the Ethiopians, and eleven were hospitalized after the resulting fracas! </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>7
  99. 102. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  100. 103. <ul><li>Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem </li></ul>
  101. 104. <ul><li>&quot;Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight. Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Who tweeted this, reminding the world of a special date, April 19 th , twenty five years ago? What is the significance? </li></ul>8
  102. 105. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  103. 106. <ul><li>James Cameron. </li></ul><ul><li>“ On APRIL 19th 2011, Skynet went berserk; two days later it began a killing spree and tried to enslave the human race…” the setting for one branch of the &quot;Terminator&quot; series. </li></ul><ul><li>The series began in 1984, the year Apple introduced the Macintosh computer. Then, the date of Skynet achieving &quot;self-awareness&quot; was 1997. Later, it was pushed back to 2011, to make it feel suitably far in the future to be plausible, yet sufficiently immediate to excite viewers. </li></ul>
  104. 107. <ul><li>If X were to be the third largest of its kind, and is made up of four pieces of which, a small Sabah, a slightly bigger Sarawak and a huge Kalimantan, are three, which is the smallest part Y? </li></ul><ul><li>And what precedes X? </li></ul>9
  105. 108. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  106. 109. <ul><li>X – Borneo </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Brunei </li></ul><ul><li>Preceding X as the second largest island in the world is New Guinea </li></ul>
  107. 110. <ul><li>What hospitality chain takes its name from shelters equipped with a roof but no walls, or only partially enclosed? </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally constructed with branches or bushes, the term today is also applied to permanent concrete, wooden, or steel structures used to shelter objects or people from the sun. For example, public parks in desert areas of the United States may have them with picnic tables, restrooms, water sources, etc. </li></ul>10
  108. 111. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  109. 113. <ul><li>The name of this genus, Brontomerus McIntoshi , would bring back fond memories of all those aunties in South Indian flicks. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>11
  110. 114. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  111. 115. <ul><li>Bronto-merus means Thunder-thighs </li></ul>
  112. 116. <ul><li>Anything other than the five standards: the gray Trianon canvas (1854), the red and beige vertical-striped canvas (1872), the beige and darker beige monochrome striped canvas (1876), the Damier canvas (1888), and the Monogram canvas (1896) </li></ul><ul><li>Oval “O’s” </li></ul><ul><li>These are just two of the various things that one can watch out for. Explain madi. </li></ul>12
  113. 117. <ul><li>answer on next slide… </li></ul>
  114. 118. <ul><li>To know if a Louis Vuitton bag is a fake </li></ul>
  115. 119. <ul><li>Theme Time </li></ul><ul><li>6 Questions, all answers written </li></ul><ul><li>Common Theme – in writing </li></ul><ul><li>Theme points on each slide </li></ul>
  116. 120. Two depictions of the flag of? +30, -5
  117. 121. Echolocation is used by whales and bats (among others) to emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects in the environment. They use these echoes to locate, range, and identify the objects. Echolocation is used for navigation in various environments. What is the human-developed technology on the same principle called? +25, -5
  118. 122. One of the oldest regiments in the Indian army, dating back to 1768. Name it +20, -5
  119. 123. A recently started TV serial on NDTV Imagine Name it +15, -5
  120. 124. Which dynasty / empire? +10, -5
  121. 125. Identify the building +10, -5
  122. 126. Exchange Sheets….
  123. 127. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Mughal Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>SONAR </li></ul><ul><li>Maratha Light Infantry </li></ul><ul><li>Chandragupta Maurya </li></ul><ul><li>Chola Dynasty / Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Windsor Castle </li></ul>
  124. 128. Theme?
  125. 129. ITC Welcomgroup Hotels