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KQA November Open Quiz 2013 Finals KQA November Open Quiz 2013 Finals Presentation Transcript

  • November Open Quiz Finals 24-Nov 2013 A General Quiz for teams of 4 or less by VIVEK KARTHIKEYAN and VENKATESH SRINIVASAN
  • About the Quiz Finals What’s in the quiz finals Clockwise – 24 questions Anti-clockwise – 24 questions What’s NOT in the quiz finals LVC List-It Stage II Written Rounds
  • Clockwise Round 24 questions Infinite Bounce 10 points on direct or pass, no Negatives Speak into the mike and give one answer only! Buzz and write for +10/-5
  • 1. Connect this audio and this painting
  • The Answer is….
  • Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Gertrude Stein (1905), When someone commented that Stein didn't look like her portrait, Picasso replied, "She will“ Nearly 20 years later, Stein wrote "If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso" in response to the painting. The audio is a reading of the poem.
  • 2. The American-Jewish short story writer, novelist (X), described the writer on the extreme right (Z) as “our Y” to describe her subjects and her writing style, such as a reliance on narration to describe the events in her books. Name all three X Y Z
  • The Answer is….
  • X – Cynthia Ozick Y – Anton Chekhov Z – Alice Munro
  • 3. Thomas Sterry Hunt was an analytical chemist and started becoming familiar with chromium-containing minerals. In 1857, while he was a professor at McGill University in Montréal, he proposed the use of Cr2O3, also known as chromium trioxide for a specific purpose. He sold his invention to the United States government, which has been using it from 1862. This usage has given something its distinctive nickname in the US ever since. What did he come up with and what’s the nickname?
  • The Answer is….
  • Green banknote ink Greenbacks
  • 4. The Kaparot rite consists of taking a chicken and waving it over one's head three times while reciting the appropriate text. The fowl is then slaughtered in accordance with procedure, and its monetary worth given to the poor, or, as is more popular today, the chicken itself is donated to a charitable cause. Why is this done and when is it done?
  • The Answer is….
  • This is an Orthodox Jew ritual; Kaparot means atonement All your (past year’s) sins are transferred to the chicken Performed (ideally) on the day before Yom Kippur
  • 5. Found in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, what Halloween-eve performance from the 1930s does this monument depict? How was ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s Chase and Sanborn Hour, a comedyvariety show responsible for the impact of this performance?
  • The Answer is….
  • Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast People were tuning into Bergen’s show and missed the warning at the beginning of Welles’ show
  • 6. Connect with a common moniker bigger pics follow
  • The Answer is….
  • Bloody Sunday - The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) opened fire on the crowd at a Gaelic football match in Croke Park, killing fourteen civilians on 21-Nov -1920 - events of 22 January 1905 in St Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard when approaching the city center - an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in which 26 unarmed civilrights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army
  • 7. In 1995, after talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people found at sea. Since then, in what has become known as the “___ ____ __ ___" policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations would summarily be sent home or to a third country. One who makes it to shore gets a chance to remain in the United States, and later would qualify for expedited "legal permanent resident" status and, eventually, U.S. citizenship. Name the policy
  • The Answer is….
  • • Wet Foot Dry Foot
  • 8. Whose letters of encouragement and admiration? To whom? 1973 I have just finished The Cosmic Connection and loved every word of it. You are my idea of a good writer because you have an unmannered style, and when I read what you write, I hear you talking. One thing about the book made me nervous. It was entirely too obvious that you are smarter than I am. I hate that. 1980 Three loud cheers for X and Ann Who today have become woman and man. Be your lives bright as day As the broad Milky Way As the Big Bang with which all began.
  • The Answer is….
  • • Isaac Asimov • Carl Sagan
  • 9. This is the definitive book for business writing styles and is known by the surname of the authors. In 1982, this iconic businessman, in an internal memo to his employees on effective writing, gave this as commandment #1 “Read the X-Y book on writing. Read it three times.” Name the authors and this businessman
  • The Answer is….
  • • Roman-Raphaelson • David Ogilvy
  • 10. What is the subject of this documentary?
  • The Answer is….
  • • The Men at Lunch photo
  • 11. Most of the pieces in this book began their life on Radio Four's quiz show, "The Write Stuff“, where the author is a team captain, but have been adapted for the printed page. What is the subject of this book by Sebastian Faulks? Faulks is in the news for a recent book, which has resurrected a famous fictional duo. Who?
  • The Answer is….
  • • Pastiches / parodies of the styles of other authors • Jeeves and Wooster
  • 12. Watch the video clip and tell us what this film is about?
  • The Answer is….
  • • The story of the company LEGO
  • 13. A new form of protest in Russia after a 2010incident, where the Society of Blue Buckets has decided to strap on these migalkas. What is this protest about?
  • The Answer is….
  • • Protesting misuse of privileges by businessmen and other by illegally having a rotating emergency flashing blue light called a migalka on their cars
  • 14. In June 2013, the city council of the town of Almogadro in New Mexico approved a deal for film production company Fuel Industries to dig up a landfill and document their findings as a film, within six months. The decision has certain hobby enthusiasts all excited, as the landfill here is the topic of an urban legend in this hobby’s history, dating back to 1983. What urban legend?
  • The Answer is….
  • • Supposedly, Atari buried millions of copies of the failed ET video game here
  • 1 Albert Hill (GBR) 4:01.8 2 _______________ 4:02.3 3 Lawrence Shields (USA) 4:03.0 4 Václav Vohralík (TCH) 4:04.6 5 Sven Lundgren (SWE) 4:06.3 15. Who is missing from this list of athletes from the 1924 Olympics and why is he significant?
  • The Answer is….
  • Philip Noel Baker – only person to win an Olympic medal (silver in 1500 metres at Antwerp 1924) and the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 16. The picture on the left is the first effort of someone. The picture on the right gives its name to the way he funded his last effort. Name and explain
  • The Answer is….
  • • John Abraham • His first film was in Tamil, Agraharathil Kazhuthai • His last film Amma Ariyan was made by collecting money from the public under an initiative called Odessa Collective
  • 17. Identify and connect
  • The Answer is….
  • • Pakistan, Iran, Mauritania and Afghanistan • Four Islamic Republics
  • 18. Give a one-word connect and who created these 500 years ago? - Fundamental sequences to get the feel of melody with rhythm - Forceful sequences that facilitate adding weight and majesty to the voice - Higher octave sequences - Lower octave sequences - Zig-zag sequences
  • The Answer is….
  • • Varisai – sequences / learning exercises in Carnatic music • Purandaradasa Sarali Janta Melsthayi Mandhrasthayi Dhatu
  • 19. Identify the painting and painter. Since 1990, where can you (not) see the painting?
  • The Answer is….
  • • Rembrandt’s Storm on the Sea of Galilee • Stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, which has an empty frame hanging in its place till today
  • 20. An aficionado of finery in all its forms, he had a special passion for gastronomy — a lesser-known aspect of the icon’s life, obscured by his musical fame and role in gay culture, and yet very much a vital undercurrent in both. Besides the seven pianos in his Hollywood mansion — he also had seven dining rooms in the house, a symmetry bespeaking the two parallel loves of his life: music and food. Who?
  • The Answer is….
  • Liberace
  • 21. I. M. A. Ayyangar II. Sardar Hukam Singh III. S.V. Krishnamoorthy Rao IV. R.K. Khadilkar V. G.G. Swell VI. Godey Murahari VII. G. Lakshmanan VIII.M. Thambi Durai IX. Shivraj Patil X. S. Mallikarjunaiah XI. Suraj Bhan XII. P.M. Sayeed XIII.Charanjit Singh Atwal Which post have all these people held? Who is the incumbent, seen in the picture?
  • The Answer is….
  • Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha Kariya Munda
  • 22. These two Indians (Khokhan Sen and Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj) have the honour of being the only two to each effect a certain kind of dismissal against someone. Who / what?
  • The Answer is….
  • Probir Sen – only keeper to get Bradman stumped (was in a first-class match) Lala Amarnath – only bowler to get Bradman Hit Wicket
  • 23. It was the third brand produced and manufactured by M&M/Mars. When first introduced in 1932, a package of _______ candy contained small, separate bars: one chocolate, one vanilla, one strawberry. Rising costs and wartime restrictions saw the phasing out of the vanilla and strawberry pieces. The first brand extension in 75 years was introduced with the launching of _______Mint in the summer of 2007. What brand?
  • The Answer is….
  • 3 MUSKETEERS®
  • 24. This word is part of two English phrases. In one case, it comes from a French term meaning protective gloves, and is used in the context of a challenge posed by someone. In the other (now metaphorical phrase), it was a military punishment in which a soldier or sailor had to pass between a double row of comrades armed with cudgels. In this context, it is unrelated to the "protective glove" meaning, but is instead derived from the Swedish for "street run“ Give both phrases
  • The Answer is….
  • Throw(ing) down the gauntlet Run(ning) the gauntlet
  • Anti-Clockwise Round 24 questions Infinite Bounce 10 points on direct or pass, no Negatives Speak into the mike and give one answer only! Buzz and write for +10/-5
  • 1. Why is this Shantaram book titled so?
  • The Answer is….
  • He formed "Rajkamal Kala Mandir" after leaving Prabhat Studios
  • 2. They trace their descent from the Gaharwars who ruled Benaras, and came to set up their capital at X in 1048 A.D. when Muslim armies overcame the Ganges valley. Their capital is described thus in the local tourism ad: Begin your tours at the domed pavilions of Jehangir Mahal, built to welcome the Emperor Jehangir. Savour the colourful murals at the adjoining Raja Mahal… Go rafting in the river Betwa and watch the beautiful Chhatris pass by. Do attend the evening aarti at the Ram Raja temple before you head to the exotic temples of Khajuraho. Who were they, and which place became their capital?
  • The Answer is….
  • The Bundelas after whom we get Bundelkhand. Orchha was their capital.
  • 3. General Motors used the term in the 1970s in its localized jingle “Braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies, and Chevrolet” to advertise their cars in SA, equivalent to their US slogan “baseball, ___ ____, apple pie, and Chevrolet.” There is a Braai Day, celebrated annually by South Africans across the world on 24 September. What is this social custom popular in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia? What is the blank?
  • The Answer is….
  • Barbecues - Braaivleis is Afrikaans for “grilled meat.” A braai is a social occasion. The men gather round the braaistand (the grill) outdoors and cook the meat. The blank is Hot-Dogs
  • 4. Story 1: It can be found in Poems and Songs Relating to the Late Times, published in 1662. Shortly after Oliver Cromwell died, it was used to regret the occasion of Cromwell driving certain ladies (of questionable repute) out of the town: But ah! It goes against our hearts, To lose our __________ and our tarts. While more influential quotations came later, this one was the first use. Story 2: In 1949, a United States Coast Guard named Robert Moseley made a weekend tourist visit to Hollywood. Moseley was spotted by an alert agent, renamed as Guy Madison, and given a movie chance. He appeared shirtless in his first movie in 1944. This drew thousands of letters from women. A columnist Sidney Sklosky picked up on this, and helped put out an expression in the public arena. What is the blank, and what did Sklosky do to complement it?
  • The Answer is….
  • The blank is Cheesecake, the term used for women models. Sklosky came up with Beefcake for male hunks.
  • 5. The situation in India has of course improved several-fold in recent years. But for many years in the days when the national carrier Indian Airlines held monopoly, flights for the most part took off in the wee hours of morning (4 am thereabouts), or well into the night. Why?
  • The Answer is….
  • To avoid bird hits Planes had to take off before dawn, or after sunset, to avoid birds flying into the engines. Many Indian airports are surrounded by rubbish dumps etc., making it a big problem.
  • 6. Arnott is a popular Australian brand. In 1958, the owner Ross attended the Kentucky Derby, and was so impressed by the winner that he decided to name one of his new brands after the horse. The ____ Slam, ____ Shotgun or ____ Bomb, is a practice of drinking a hot beverage using this product. Other products such as the Penguin, Breakaway and Twix can also be used, but ____ are said to be the best. What is the ____ and what is the practice?
  • The Answer is….
  • Tim Tam Opposite corners of the Tim Tam are bitten off, one end is submerged in the beverage, and the beverage sucked through the biscuit. The crisp inside biscuit is softened and the outer chocolate coating begins to melt.
  • 7. 1st May 1840: ___A___ 1st May 1843: Zurich 4 and 6 1st August 1843: Bull’s Eye / Brazil 1st October 1843: Double Geneva / Switzerland 1st July 1845: Basel Dove / Switzerland 1st July 1847: ___B___, ___C___ / United States What are these? Identify all the blanks.
  • The Answer is….
  • Order in which postage stamps were issued Penny Black Benjamin Franklin George Washington
  • 8. Seneca, a Roman who was a contemporary of Jesus, wrote: “Some day there will arise a man who will demonstrate in what regions of the heavens the _____ take their way.” In ancient times no one knew how far away they were, where they came from and where they went. The answer to that puzzle was solved by these two gentlemen. What puzzle, and who are they?
  • The Answer is….
  • Where comets come from Jan Oort, after whom the Oort cloud is named Gerard Kuiper, after whom the Kuiper Belt is named
  • 9. It originated in an Oyster Bar in Poultry Street, London, owned by X in 1840. It is often thought of as the number two English drink, after tea. The owner rapidly built up a chain of restaurants, and sold his creation in tankards. By 1859, it was on sale outside of the restaurants and in 1865, the company was sold to Frederick Sawyer and the first bottle of X was sold for 3 shillings. The first X’s bar opened in 1971 at Y, and every year over 80,000 pints of X are sold to spectators. What are X and Y?
  • The Answer is….
  • X is Pimm’s Fruit Cup and Y is Wimbledon Pimm's No. 1 is a gin-based drink invented by James Pimm. Pimm's numbers 2-6 were based on Scotch Whisky, Brandy, Rum, Rye whiskey, and Vodka, respectively.
  • 10. He was a 4th-century bishop who was one of the fathers of the early Christian church, and he gets his named from the Greek for ‘king’. He lends his name to some medieval cathedrals, the prototype for which were large oblong halls with double colonnades, used in ancient Rome as a court of law or for public assemblies. Who and what architectural name do we get from him?
  • The Answer is….
  • Saint Basil Basilica
  • 11. A 2010 John Newbery Medal honoree, this book is a biography of Claudette Colvin. Through her actions she did not make as many headlines, as did another person for an incident that took place nine months later. What did Colvin do?
  • The Answer is….
  • In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months.
  • 12. Tune 1 was composed by Malcolm Arnold in 1957 as an orchestral counter to Tune 2. It appears several times, including once in the finale. It is played by an off-screen orchestra. Tune 2 appears twice, once when the entry to a prisoner of war camp is shown, and again towards the end of the feature. It was written in 1914 by Kenneth Alford. Mitch Miller recorded them together as one tune, and people who don’t know this fact often confuse one for the other. What are Tune 1 and Tune 2?
  • The Answer is….
  • X – River Kwai March Y – Colonel Bogey March Miller recorded the two together as "March from the River Kwai - Colonel Bogey".
  • 13. There are eight people from Maharashtra who have been awarded the Bharat Ratna. We all know who the 8th person is. List the other seven. 3 point per answer + 9 point bonus for getting all seven
  • The Answer is….
  • Sachin Tendulkar is the latest recipient The others are, in the order in which they were conferred: Dhondo Keshav Karve Pandurang Vaman Kane Vinoba Bhave B.R. Ambedkar J.R.D. Tata Lata Mangeshkar Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
  • 14. Connect
  • The Answer is….
  • Sperm Whales secrete an oily fluid Ambergris, to protect their stomachs from the sharp backbone of the cuttlefish and the sharp beak of the squid on which they feed. Ambergris is a key ingredient in many perfumes.
  • 15. Yavin is a gas giant planet with 26 moons. It figures in an important battle in the 1977 release, where the Rebels fought the Emperor and destroyed the first Death Star. What significance does this battle have for Star War fans?
  • The Answer is….
  • Because of the battle's significance, fans used it as a dating system for other events in the Star Wars universe, dating them Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) or After the Battle of Yavin (ABY). This later became an in-universe calendar system used by the New Republic.
  • 16. A company Thanko has come out with a new mouse pad with a USB-heated cover to keep hands toasty during the winter days. What are these modelled after?
  • The Answer is….
  • The Kotatsu heater tables used in Japanese households.
  • 17. Influenced by the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Leadbelly wrote a song singing about the racial differences of the time. ____ ____ want to get on board, Captain said, "I ain't hauling no coal," Cryin', "Fare thee, Titanic, fare the well," Who was Leadbelly singing about, a person who was nicknamed the Galveston Giant?
  • The Answer is….
  • Jack Johnson, the boxer
  • 18. On the left is some text: “I pressed the fire control… and ahead of me rockets blazed through the sky”. The lefthand panel also shows a fighter plane shooting a missile. The right-hand panel depicts the missile hitting its target, a second plane, which explodes into flames, with some onomatopoeia. What, and by who?
  • The Answer is….
  • Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein
  • 19. Who talking about what, the basis for which is a Persian garment literally meaning “collarless shirt”? “When I first designed the ____ ____, I took a cue from Chanel, which was reduce, reduce until you get the essence. A normal Western shirt may have a cuff and a placket but I realised that I did not need all of that… I developed this sort of shirt in 1991 and I wish I had done a patent of it because now, the whole world seems to have taken it. Today you can find it on the roadside in Janpath and in a high fashion boutique at Christian Dior.”
  • The Answer is….
  • Wendell Rodricks Kurta Shirt
  • 20. The oft seen/spoken about instance is the one that took place on September 2, 1945, but there were a series of others too, on a smaller scale. • Hatazō Adachi, in New Guinea, with Horace Robertson • Kaida Tatsuichi and Shoji Minoru at Timor • Rikichi Andō, in Taipei • Masatane Kanda on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea What incident and how do we recognise it best?
  • The Answer is….
  • Japanese military officials surrendering to the Allied troops The well known one is aboard USS Missouri
  • 21. In movie making what is the use of the clapperboard?
  • The Answer is….
  • To later synchronize the video and audio When filming a movie, the pictures and sound are recorded separately. The picture is recorded on film in the camera, and the sound gets recorded on a separate tape. Because they are recorded on two different devices, you need a way to synchronize them. With older manual clappers, the visual of the clapper clapping was sync-ed with the "clap" sound it made on the tape.
  • 22. X is a small glass or earthenware dish, built to withstand high temperatures, as they are frequently used in ovens. In Dutch it is called a ‘cheese dish’ and that gives it its English name. Y is named after an amphibian that was believed to be immune to fire. What are X and Y? What dessert typically served in a X also needs the use of a Y for the finishing touches?
  • The Answer is….
  • X is a Ramekin Y is a Salamander The dessert is Crème Brulee, French for ‘burnt cream’
  • 23. Once upon a time there lived two of them in the Baltic Sea. These beauties eventually got bored of the life aquatic and one day they both decided to come ashore. The first one headed up to the Danish straits. The other swam first to a port from where she swam the river Vistula to its end. #1’s appearance is docile compared to #2, who armed with a sword is said to protect the city where she came to rest. Who are we talking about, and where do we find them?
  • The Answer is….
  • The first is of course the Mermaid in Copenhagen Her sister ended in Warsaw. She is also featured on the city seal.
  • 24. In the past, gunpowder quality was rather unpredictable. Sometimes the powder inside the gun only smouldered. This made the weapon dangerous for one didn’t really know when the remaining portion of the powder would ignite and possibly explode. This led to an expression to mean to keep something pending. In 1981, thanks to a song by The Rolling Stones, it acquired a slightly different meaning — to relax or chill. “In the sweet old country where I come from/ Nobody ever works/ Yeah, nothing gets done/ We …” What expression?
  • The Answer is….
  • Hang Fire
  • FINAL SCORES