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QMs: Anurag and Upasana

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  1. 1. Pointers • Do not expect the quiz to be fair to you, Life is Not!! • The Quizmasters are obsessed with themselves, questions will be on very weird topics. Buck up and wait for your turn! • Please keep any extra knowledge about the questions or answers to yourself, we have massive egos. • However, choose to voice your opinion about any matter at any point of time. The Quizmasters are not Gods.
  2. 2. • 15 questions • Infinite Bounce +10/0 • Finite Pounce (3 pounces in the whole quiz) +10/0
  3. 3. 1. • Cape Canaveral in Florida is part of a region in America known as the Space Coast, and is the site of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Centre, from where many US spacecrafts have been launched. • In homage to its spacefaring heritage, what phone area code has been allotted to Cape Canaveral?
  4. 4. Ans. 321
  5. 5. 2. • The English word X is derived from the Malayalam word Kayaru meaning rope. • The use of X has found mentions even in ancient literature like the Ramayana and Sangam period works. • Even today, 90% of X is produced by India and Sri Lanka and over 50% is consumed within this region. • ID X
  6. 6. Ans. • Coir
  7. 7. 3. • This is somebody explaining the difficulty they faced while working on a project, • “It had an effect on my body – headaches. It put my left arm to sleep – it was very peculiar. I must have been locking something, pinching a nerve. It was a semi-paralysis that would last for three or four days. Derek Jacobi said to me: "You could find it affecting your speech patterns for some time afterwards. When the job's over, don't worry, it will go away.” • Who talking about which project in the years 2010 and 2011?
  8. 8. Ans. Colin Firth
  9. 9. 4. • In research published today in the Journal of Zoology, researchers found that the Male Mientien tree frog, an urban frog native to Taiwan congregates in roadside storm drains. • This gave them an advantage over their less-streetwise rivals, who gathered in patches of land next to the drains. • This makes the Mientien tree frog the first animal to use human made structures for a particular purpose. • What purpose? (pic in next slide)
  10. 10. Ans. • They used the drains as an amplifier to attract females during mating.
  11. 11. 5. • The recipe for this drink is: • Ingredients • 1 oz vodka 1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur 3 oz lemonade • Method- Pour the vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur and blue curacao into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Top with lemonade, and serve. • What is the name of this cocktail which shares its name with the brand name of a common household item? (pic)
  12. 12. Ans. Harpic
  13. 13. 6. • Early this March, Jimmy Kimmel on his show had this to say about a proposed meeting: • “The two worst haircuts in the world, together; you know those two are going to hit it off.” • Id the two people.
  14. 14. 7. • The playing style involves roaming movement and positional interchange among midfielders, moving the ball in intricate patterns, and sharp, one- or two- touch passing. It has been described as a “nonsensical phrase that has come to mean short passing, patience and possession above all else.” • The late Spanish broadcaster Andres Montes is generally credited with coining the phrase during his television commentary for the 2006 Football World Cup. • Which phrase?
  15. 15. Ans. Tiki taka
  16. 16. 8. • Camel Case is the practice of writing compound words or phrases such that each word or abbreviation in the middle of the phrase begins with a capital letter, with no intervening spaces or punctuation. Common examples include iPhone, eBay, FedEx, DreamWorks, and HarperCollins. • The last few months have seen two instances of camel case being used, one in the case of a sports event held every four years, and the other in the field of entertainment. • Id both.
  17. 17. 9. • _______-_____ _______ is a sociological phenomenon in religious communities similar to the concept of the “_____ _______". This concept revolves around the apparent difficulty for women who seek to gain a role within church leadership. • The use of the term “_______-_____ _______" is metaphorical, indicating a certain level of power or authority within church structures that women tend not to rise above within church hierarchies. • This could range from a group's barring of women from positions like priest, bishop, pastor, rabbi, or similar clerical figures, to gender discrimination at the level of local congregations that prevent women from rising to any role of particular status or power. • What phrase?
  18. 18. Ans. Stained Glass Ceiling
  19. 19. 10. • The power of the first laser was measured in X. • Before precise measurements were available, Theodore Maiman, described the strength of the beam by the number of X it could cut through. • The idea was to convey the sharpness of the new technology by comparing it with a household brandname. • Today’s strongest lasers produce about 1.2 million Xs. • Id X.
  20. 20. Ans. Gillette
  21. 21. 11. • Sir ____ Harrington, a 17th century poet in Queen Elizabeth’s court, is best known for his work A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, where the new discourse is a flushing toilet. This is probably why the toilet is also called the ____. • Ironically, a person whose most famous role is a character named ____ has confirmed in several interviews that he is related to Sir Harrington. • Who and what is the name of the character?
  22. 22. Ans. John Snow
  23. 23. 12. • The _____ test is a test, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, an anaesthesiologist at New York–Presbyterian Hospital, in 1952 in order to quantify the effects of obstetric anaesthesia on babies. • It is used as a method to quickly summarize the health of new born babies. • The five parameters used for this purpose are, Respiration, Activity, Grimace, Pulse and Appearance. • FIB
  24. 24. Ans. • Appearance • Pulse • Grimace • Activity • Respiration
  25. 25. 13 • Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros died earlier this week. • In a bid to raise awareness of the plight of the species, conservationists came up with a unique campaign last year. • Among other things, Sudan was touted as the World’s most eligible bachelor! • What was the unique campaign? • Image should give you a clue
  26. 26. Ans. Sudan got his own Tinder Profile
  27. 27. 14 • One of the many states that Yugoslavia split into was Montenegro. • When this happened, the country code top-level domain name change reflected a rather interesting wordplay. • What wordplay that would reflect a split between individuals as well?
  28. 28. Ans. • .you became .me
  29. 29. 15. • Id the in the news personality featuring in the video. • Also tell us why he is in the news.
  30. 30. Ans. • B V Doshi • First Indian to win the Architecture Nobel- Pritzker Prize
  31. 31. Write Brothers • 6 questions on Sexual Harassment Cases • +10/0 • +10 for all correct
  32. 32. 1. • In 1997, During the deposition, X was asked "Have you ever had sexual relations with Y, as that term is defined in Deposition Exhibit 1?“ • X answered, "I have never had sexual relations with Y.“ • X denied that X had ever contacted Y,s "genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks", and effectively claimed that the agreed-upon definition of "sexual relations" included giving oral sex but excluded receiving oral sex. Essentially meaning that Y had sex with X but not the other way around • X was eventually acquitted on the basis of this argument. However, for contempt of court his license to practice law in Arkansas was suspended for 5 years, and later also by the US Supreme Court • ID X and Y
  33. 33. 2. • Following the news of The X Company’s bankruptcy filing, the scandal- ridden company released a new set of court documents today revealing that it owes a lot of money to a lot of people and businesses — including several famous faces like Malia Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Seth Rogen and Heidi Klum. • The newly-released set of documents obtained by PEOPLE includes a 300- page list of creditors owed money that adds up to a reported excess of $500 million in liabilities. • ID X
  34. 34. 3. • X is an Indian news magazine known for its investigative journalism and sting operations. • X's first sting operation was on a cricket match fixing scandal in 2000 and the second, which was its most widely known, was "Operation West End" in 2001. • Operation West End also led to debate about its ethics because of their use of prostitutes in the sting. • Their former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal was arrested in 2013 in a sexual harrasment • ID X
  35. 35. 4. • The shooting of the movie All the Money in the World was stopped abruptly. • When the shooting resumed after a hiatus of 3 months, Scott had very little time to edit the film if it was still to hit cinemas on time. • A new Hollywood Reporter story reveals how Scott added $10 million to the movie’s budget and filmed nearly 400 new shots over nine days in Italy and the UK. • Christoph Plummer went on to receive a nomination for an Oscar making him the oldest person with this distinction. • What was the reason for the stoppage?
  36. 36. 5. • X is an online entity started in 2010, and currently owned and operated by Contagious Online Media. • According to the founder Arunabh Kumar, the thought behind starting X was to reach out to the younger generation who seldom watch television for entertainment. • ID X
  37. 37. Exchange Papers
  38. 38. 1. • In 1997, During the deposition, X was asked "Have you ever had sexual relations with Y, as that term is defined in Deposition Exhibit 1?“ • X answered, "I have never had sexual relations with Y.“ • X denied that X had ever contacted Y,s "genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks", and effectively claimed that the agreed-upon definition of "sexual relations" included giving oral sex but excluded receiving oral sex. Essentially meaning that Y had sex with X but not the other way around • X was eventually acquitted on the basis of this argument. However, for contempt of court his license to practice law in Arkansas was suspended for 5 years, and later also by the US Supreme Court • ID X and Y
  39. 39. Ans. • X- Bill Clinton • Y- Monica Lewinsky
  40. 40. 2. • Following the news of The X Company’s bankruptcy filing, the scandal- ridden company released a new set of court documents today revealing that it owes a lot of money to a lot of people and businesses — including several famous faces like Malia Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Seth Rogen and Heidi Klum. • The newly-released set of documents obtained by PEOPLE includes a 300- page list of creditors owed money that adds up to a reported excess of $500 million in liabilities. • ID X
  41. 41. Ans. • X- Weinstein
  42. 42. 3. • X is an Indian news magazine known for its investigative journalism and sting operations. • X's first sting operation was on a cricket match fixing scandal in 2000 and the second, which was its most widely known, was "Operation West End" in 2001. • Operation West End also led to debate about its ethics because of their use of prostitutes in the sting. • Their former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal was arrested in 2013 in a sexual harrasment • ID X
  43. 43. Ans. Tehelka
  44. 44. 4. • The shooting of the movie All the Money in the World was stopped abruptly. • When the shooting resumed after a hiatus of 3 months, Scott had very little time to edit the film if it was still to hit cinemas on time. • A new Hollywood Reporter story reveals how Scott added $10 million to the movie’s budget and filmed nearly 400 new shots over nine days in Italy and the UK. • Christoph Plummer went on to receive a nomination for an Oscar making him the oldest person with this distinction. • What was the reason for the stoppage?
  45. 45. Ans. • Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey due to the sexual allegations surfacing against Spacey.
  46. 46. 5. • X is an online entity started in 2010, and currently owned and operated by Contagious Online Media. • According to the founder Arunabh Kumar, the thought behind starting X was to reach out to the younger generation who seldom watch television for entertainment. • ID X
  47. 47. Ans.

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