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Quiz time 14 finals

  1. 1. QUIZ TIME 2014 Below are the questions asked in the final round of the Quiz titled ‘Quiz Time’ on 23rd November, 2014. Audio-visual questions are not included as they are not supported here. Apart from these questions, two rounds were conducted by Mr Abhra Das (whose questions are not included here). Questions from the prelims of the event have already been uploaded. Kindly leave feedback at vinaydr@gmail.com or in my facebook inbox.
  2. 2. All questions featured in this quiz are the result of independent research done by the research team. No question has been lifted from any quiz blog/quiz page to the best of our knowledge. Any similarity, if present, is entirely coincidental. All images, audio and video clips used here are the property of respective copyright owners and have been used here for the sake of asking questions only.
  3. 3. RESEARCH SUKANYA LENHARDT
  4. 4. RESEARCH PANKAJ PHUKAN
  5. 5. RESEARCH ARINDAM PHUKAN
  6. 6. RESEARCH BHASKAR SHARMA
  7. 7. RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION DAKTAR VINAY
  8. 8. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
  9. 9. RULES  Written round.  Seven variables from A-G.  5 points per correct answer.  Full house ensures a further +15.
  10. 10. Brother to the present Duchess of Cornwall, author of books like ‘Travels On My Elephant’, ‘River Dog’ etc, this is the picture of A. He died in April, 2014.
  11. 11. B is another book written by A. It went on to win the 1996 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Prix Litteraire d'Amis. Also made into a documentary by the BBC with the same name.
  12. 12. C is the subject of the book B, and is broadly considered the first of his/her kind. The success of the book B made C well known in international circles.
  13. 13. C’s sister D is a famous personality in another field- an exponent in her chosen genre. A documentary film titled E, made on the Padmashree awardee D’s life won the National Award for the best biographical film in 1997. E and B both feature an animal in their names and in fact, both sound similar.
  14. 14. C and D’s uncle was F. F was a famous name himself and is best known in quizzical circles for his involvement in a ‘project’ titled G. The ‘project’ G has been attempted many times by many people with varying degrees of success.
  15. 15. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION ANSWERS
  16. 16. RULES  Written round.  Seven variables from A-G.  5 points per correct answer.  Full house ensures a further +15.
  17. 17. Brother to the present Duchess of Cornwall, author of books like ‘Travels On My Elephant’, ‘River Dog’ etc, this is the picture of A. He died in April, 2014.
  18. 18. A= MARK SHAND
  19. 19. B is another book written by A. It went on to win the 1996 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Prix Litteraire d'Amis. Also made into a documentary by the BBC with the same name.
  20. 20. B
  21. 21. C is the subject of the book B, and is broadly considered the first of his/her kind. The success of the book B made C well known in international circles.
  22. 22. C= PARBATI BARUA First female mahout.
  23. 23. C’s sister D is a famous personality in another field- an exponent in her chosen genre. A documentary film titled E, made on the Padmashree awardee D’s life won the National Award for the best biographical film in 1997. E and B both feature an animal in their names and in fact, both sound similar.
  24. 24. D= PRATIMA BARUA PANDEY E= HASTIR KANYA
  25. 25. C and D’s uncle was F. F was a famous name himself and is best known in quizzical circles for his involvement in a ‘project’ titled G. The ‘project’ G has been attempted many times by many people with varying degrees of success.
  26. 26. F= PRAMATHESH CHANDRA BARUA
  27. 27. G
  28. 28. POTPOURRI  General round.  Questions open on pounce for +10/-10.  8 questions clockwise and then counterclockwise and so on.
  29. 29. 1. X talking about a writing style that he pioneered. The blank space (lets call it Y) is the name of that style. Give me both X and Y.
  30. 30. X= GULZAR Y= TRIVENI
  31. 31. Its owner originally wanted to call his company 'Relentless' . He even bought the domain name. So, if you type www.relentless.com in your browser, which website will you reach?
  32. 32. Sometime in the 1970s, somewhere in California, the guy on the left- Ronnie Rondell and the guy on the right- Danny Rogers greeted each other. How is this meeting between these two ensconced in public memory?
  33. 33. WISH YOU WERE HERE ALBUM COVER Location- Warner Brothers Studio
  34. 34. German “Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen” – "Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today" Italian- “Il mattino ha l’oro in bocca” – "The morning has gold in its mouth" French -“Un ‘Tiens’ vaut mieux que deux ‘Tu l'auras’ – "One 'here you go' is worth more than two 'you'll have its'", the equivalent of "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" Spanish -No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano – "No matter how early you get up, you can't make the sun rise any sooner” English- ???
  35. 35. (Video removed) These were the proverbs used in the movie ‘The Shining’ when dubbed in other languages.
  36. 36. According to Vimalasuri, this child was gifted with a necklace containing nine mirrors. This, he hints, may be the reason for a popular misconception that is prevalent among us Indians. What misconception? Or who is the child being referred here?
  37. 37. It created the illusion of the child having ten heads. Hence, also called ‘Dashanan’ (Ravan)
  38. 38. It was conceived and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on March 26, 2012. It was created to fulfill the Reserve Bank of India’s desire to have a domestic, open loop, and multilateral system of payments in India. Earlier it incorporated the name ‘India’ but was changed to its present one to avoid naming conflicts with other financial institutions using the same name. What scheme/ system of payments?
  39. 39. Earlier called IndiaPay
  40. 40. This commonly encountered system, a derivative of another system with a similar name, has the slogan “Stop Spam, read books”. Which system that was originally developed by Louis von Ahn and colleagues and was acquired by Google in 2009?
  41. 41. reCAPTCHA (CAPTCHA stands for completely automated public turing test to tell computers and humans apart)
  42. 42. A (pic shown above) is a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube resulting in the condition A, which gets its name from the latin for ‘Split Spine’. B is a box that may be a designated spot for a pet to pass faeces. C is a slang word for female genitalia. A, B and C were all considered, as were others. Ultimately D was adopted. What is D?
  43. 43. NIRVANA Spina Bifida,Poo Poo Box, Whisker biscuit were also considered.
  44. 44. This doctor from Forbesganj in Bihar was in the first batch of students admitted to the then Prince of Wales Medical College at Patna (now known as Patna Medical College) from where he did his MBBS in 1931. His patients included a famous Hindi writer who later based one of the protagonists in his most well known work upon this person. Either name him or the work that is referred here.
  45. 45. DR ALAKH NIRANJAN, MAILA ANCHAL by PHANISWARNATH RENU
  46. 46. Founded by Stepan Pachikov, this is a suite of software and services. It has an animal as its logo. To the question- “Why that particular animal as the logo?”, it has been suggested, and is probably implied, that the answer can be found in the book title of an Agatha Christie novel featuring Hercule Poirot, or the alternate name of the 1939 Oliver Hardy movie called Zenobia- both of which may have been derived from a popular belief. Which suite of software and services am I talking about?
  47. 47. EVERNOTE The Christie novel being ‘Elephants Can Remember’and the Hardy movie ‘Elephants Never Forget’
  48. 48. The two word phrase is nowadays used, typically in politics and economics, to describe any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is. It derives from the name of Gregory ________ (whose name would be familiar to movie buffs for a different reason) who supposedly erected fake settlements along the banks of the Dneiper river in order to fool Empress Catherine II during her journey to Crimea in 1787. Which two word phrase?
  49. 49. POTEMKIN VILLAGE
  50. 50. 12. This is a clipping of a news report published in a French newspaper called Le Petit Journal in 1886 . The report talks of a someone, “who went and rang at the door of a house of ill repute and gave something in a folded piece of paper to the person who came to open it, saying ‘Take it, it will be useful’.” The report goes on to say- “He then left. The police searched for this individual and found him lying at his house. His very serious condition necessitated his transfer to hospital.” What is the report talking about?
  51. 51.  Van Gogh slicing off his ear.
  52. 52. 13. “After many years in which the world has afforded me many experiences, what I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football” The guy wearing the dark colour jersey in the front row was referring to his college days when he played goalie for the Racing Universitaire Algerios (RUA) junior team. He would contract tuberculosis at the age of 18 which cut short his not-so-promising football career. He would later go on to say- “I learned . . . that a ball never arrives from the direction you expected it. That helped me in later life, especially in mainland France, where nobody plays straight.”
  53. 53. ALBERT CAMUS
  54. 54. 14 “Once, long ago, I took instruction in a certain skill or subject and in doing so, came into contact with a teacher or instructor whom I disliked intensely on sight. The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest. Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say. What sticks in my mind is her pronounced taste for twee accessories. I particularly recall a tiny little plastic bow slide, pale lemon in colour that she wore in her short curly hair…. Her tendency to wear frills where (I felt) frills had no business to be, and to carry undersized handbags, again as though they had been borrowed from a child’s dressing-up box, jarred, I felt, with a personality that I found the reverse of sweet, innocent and ingenuous.” Who talking about what?
  55. 55. JK ROWLING talking about her inspiration for the creation of DOLORES UMBRIDGE
  56. 56. 15. The phrase was popularized after the name of this painting by WWII artist and correspondent Tom Lea, which was published in LIFE Magazine in 1945. About the real-life Marine who was his subject, Lea said: He left the States 31 months ago. He was wounded in his first campaign. He has had tropical diseases. He half-sleeps at night and gouges Japs out of holes all day. Two-thirds of his company has been killed or wounded. He will return to attack this morning. How much can a human being endure? What is this phrase, used to describe the limp, blank, unfocused gaze of a battle- weary soldier?
  57. 57. The painting is called 'The 2000-yard stare' The phrase is 'thousand-yard stare/ 2000 yard-stare'
  58. 58. 16. This is the picture of an obelisk found in Upper Egypt in 1815, named after the place where it was found. This, along with something else (X), served a very useful role in Jean- François Champollion’s most famous work. Why is this obelisk, and the X, in the news?
  59. 59. The Philae obelisk and the Rosetta stone (X) were instrumental in Champollion’s deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphics. Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P) with both an orbiter, and lander module Philae. it is hoped that these spacecraft will result in better understanding of comets and the early Solar System. In a more direct analogy to its namesake, the Rosetta spacecraft also carries a micro-etched nickel alloy Rosetta disc donated by the Long Now Foundation inscribed with 13,000 pages of text in 1200 different languages
  60. 60. 17. This is part of a text quoted by Galen from someone’s book: “ For _______ ____, powder red sulphuret of arsenic and take it up with oak gum, as much as it will bear. Put on a rag and apply, having soaped the place well first. I have mixed the above with a foam of nitrite, and it worked well.” Who is the author and what is the cure for?
  61. 61. CLEOPATRA’S CURE FOR BALDNESS One among many.
  62. 62. 18. Who is the painter?
  63. 63. VICTOR HUGO
  64. 64. 19. Connect.
  65. 65. Songs of Innocence ( new U2 Album and poem compilation by William Blake)
  66. 66. 20. Question in next slide He tuned his thoughts to electronic (a) Circuitry. This soothed his mind. (b) He left irregular (moronic) (a) Sentimentality behind. (b) He thought of or-gates and of and-gates, (c) Of ROMs, of nor-gates, and of nand-gates, (c) Of nanoseconds, megabytes, (d) And bits and nibbles… but as flights (d) Of silhouetted birds move cawing (e) Across the pine-serrated sky, (f) Dragged from his cove, not knowing why, (f) He feels an urgent riptide drawing (e) Him far out, where, caught in the kelp (g) Of loneliness, he cries for help. (g)
  67. 67. 20. Lines from ‘The Golden Gate’- a novel in verse by Vikram Seth. This stanza follows the rhyming scheme of ‘ababccddeffegg’, in fact, the whole book follows the scheme. Also called Pushkin sonnets, this type of verse takes its name from Pushkin’s novel in verse written around 1830. What name is given to such a rhyming scheme?
  68. 68. ONEGIN STANZA From Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’
  69. 69. 21. What caused changes from A to B? A B
  70. 70. DEATH OF ARYTON SENNA Changes in San Marino F1 circuit following his death.
  71. 71. 22 A BIn a coat of arms, A and B are used to denote the sides (from the viewpoint of the bearer of the shield on which the coat of arms exists). Now, depending on your inclinations and viewing habits, A may remind you of two fictional characters- one a boy genius, the other a serial killer. B, in contrast to its roots, now means someone/something malicious or underhanded. Give me both A and B.
  72. 72. A= DEXTER B=SINISTER
  73. 73. 23 Whose line of designer sarees which was launched in collaboration with HomeShop18?
  74. 74. 24 He is V Sunil. His latest creation- which was made cog by cog-is in the limelight since being ‘unleashed’ on the world recently. What is this latest creation of his that we are talking about?
  75. 75. The ‘Make in India’ Logo Wieden+ Kennedy Previous works include ‘Incredible India’ and Nokia’s ‘Made for India’
  76. 76. 25 It is called ‘Verse’. It is a new email service that tries to algorithmically determine who the most important contacts are based on correspondence history basing itself around the idea that ‘who sent a message is important, not the date or subject line’. Who is launching this email service?
  77. 77. IBM
  78. 78. ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
  79. 79. RULES  Written round.  Seven questions. Answers linked by a theme.  Theme on pounce. Marks decrease with successive slides. Marks mentioned in the slides.  Individual answers for 10 points apiece.  Total 105 points on offer.
  80. 80. 1 In automobiles and other wheeled vehicles, this device allows the outer drive wheel to rotate faster than the inner drive wheel during a turn. What name is given to such a device? +35/-30
  81. 81. 2 (Audio removed). Title track of a 1967 Hollywood movie starring Elvis Presley. The name of the song or the movie please. (The lyrics may help in guessing the answer.) +30/-25
  82. 82. 3 It is a fictional government funded team of superheroes first appearing in ‘Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #3’ published by DC Comics. Members include Americommando, Barracuda, Chief Justice, Embargo, Lady Liberty etc. It is also a term used commonly in nuclear strategy in particular, and in warfare in general. It also forms a key plot element in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 movie ‘Dr. Strangelove’. The two word name/term please. +25/-20
  83. 83. 4 A popular series of mysteries written for children by Ron Roy, how are these collectively known? The Absent Author (1997) The Bald Bandit (1997) The Canary Caper (1998) The Deadly Dungeon (1998) The Empty Envelope (1998) The Falcon's Feathers (1998) The Goose's Gold (1998) The Haunted Hotel (1999) The Invisible Island (1999) The Jaguar's Jewel (2000) The Kidnapped King (2000) The Lucky Lottery (2000) The Missing Mummy (2001) The Ninth Nugget (2001) The Orange Outlaw (2001) The Panda Puzzle (2002) The Quicksand Question (2002) The Runaway Racehorse (2002) The School Skeleton (2003) The Talking T-Rex (2003) The Unwilling Umpire (2004) The Vampire's Vacation (2004) The White Wolf (2004) The X'ed-Out X-Ray (2005) The Yellow Yacht (2005) The Zombie Zone (2005) +20/-15
  84. 84. 5 (Video removed). In basketball, what are such kind of shots that are taken before the timer stops but get completed afterwards called? +15/-10
  85. 85. 6 It is a fine powder formerly used to smooth and finish writing paper and soak up ink. It derives its name from the Latin word for the material shown alongside via a French intermediate. Its name please. +10/-5
  86. 86. 7 Remember this? Just name the game please. +5/-0
  87. 87. ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME ANSWERS
  88. 88. RULES  Written round.  Seven questions. Answers linked by a theme.  Theme on pounce. Marks decrease with successive slides. Marks mentioned in the slides.  Individual answers for 10 points apiece.  Total 105 points on offer.
  89. 89. 1 In automobiles and other wheeled vehicles, this device allows the outer drive wheel to rotate faster than the inner drive wheel during a turn. What name is given to such a device? +35/-30
  90. 90. DIFFERENTIAL
  91. 91. 2 (Audio removed). Title track of a 1967 Hollywood movie starring Elvis Presley. The name of the song or the movie please. (The lyrics may help in guessing the answer.) +30/-25
  92. 92. 3 It is a fictional government funded team of superheroes first appearing in ‘Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #3’ published by DC Comics. Members include Americommando, Barracuda, Chief Justice, Embargo, Lady Liberty etc. It is also a term used commonly in nuclear strategy in particular, and in warfare in general. It also forms a key plot element in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 movie ‘Dr. Strangelove’. The two word name/term please. +25/-20
  93. 93. 4 A popular series of mysteries written for children by Ron Roy, how are these collectively known? The Absent Author (1997) The Bald Bandit (1997) The Canary Caper (1998) The Deadly Dungeon (1998) The Empty Envelope (1998) The Falcon's Feathers (1998) The Goose's Gold (1998) The Haunted Hotel (1999) The Invisible Island (1999) The Jaguar's Jewel (2000) The Kidnapped King (2000) The Lucky Lottery (2000) The Missing Mummy (2001) The Ninth Nugget (2001) The Orange Outlaw (2001) The Panda Puzzle (2002) The Quicksand Question (2002) The Runaway Racehorse (2002) The School Skeleton (2003) The Talking T-Rex (2003) The Unwilling Umpire (2004) The Vampire's Vacation (2004) The White Wolf (2004) The X'ed-Out X-Ray (2005) The Yellow Yacht (2005) The Zombie Zone (2005) +20/-15
  94. 94. THE A TO Z MYSTERIES
  95. 95. 5 (Video removed). In basketball, what are such kind of shots that are taken before the timer stops but get completed afterwards called? +15/-10
  96. 96. BUZZER BEATERS
  97. 97. 6 It is a fine powder formerly used to smooth and finish writing paper and soak up ink. It derives its name from the Latin word for the material shown alongside via a French intermediate. Its name please. +10/-5
  98. 98. POUNCE/SANDERS From the Latin word for Pumice via French word ‘ponce’
  99. 99. 7 Remember this? Just name the game please. +5/-0
  100. 100. BOUNCE
  101. 101. THEME- QUIZZING STYLES/ROUNDS  Differential Marking  Double Trouble  First Strike  A-Z  Buzzer / On the Buzzer  Pounce  Bounce
  102. 102. Thank you for going through the questions. Feel free with the bouquets or brickbats.

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