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Blitzkrieg Quiz - FMS Delhi

  1. 1. blitzkrieg.quiz gursheel singh
  2. 2. rules • about 45+ questions. • 20 questions clockwise. • rest anti-clockwise.
  3. 3. Chris’s inspiration to start X came from a similar concept in Rio de Janeiro which was started by a Marcelo Armstrong and has since been imitated multiple times. According to their website, 80% of the their post-tax profits go directly to their sister NGO. They initially started in a ‘famous’ area in Dharawi and have since expanded to Delhi as well. They charge about Rs. 500- Rs.1000 for the service they provide to each of their customers. What exactly do they do?
  4. 4. and the answer is..
  5. 5. Reality Tours and Travels
  6. 6. “I do not wish to comment on the work; if it does not speak for itself, it is a failure. But I should like to emphasize two points: first, that although the various episodes are taken from the actual history of the Russian Revolution, they are dealt with schematically and their chronological order is changed; this was necessary for the symmetry of the story. The second point has been missed by most critics, possibly because I did not emphasize it sufficiently. A number of readers may finish the book with the impression that it ends in the complete reconciliation of the _____and the humans. That was not my intention; on the contrary I meant it to end on a loud note of discord, for I wrote it immediately after the Teheran Conference which everybody thought had established the best possible relations between the USSR and the West. I personally did not believe that such good relations would last long; and, as events have shown, I wasn't far wrong.” Who about what?
  7. 7. and the answer is..
  8. 8. Orwell. Animal Farm
  9. 9. Designed by the Aircraft Division of the Dunlop Rubber Company the Maxaret was first developed for fighter planes. The need for such a product arose during WWII when aircraft faced difficulty while landing on aircraft carriers. The Jensen Interceptor FF was the first car to feature the Maxaret. It had another first to its credit, having the first all wheel drive. Both these led the Sports Illustrated to call the FF, “safest car in the world”. What was the Maxaret a precursor to?
  10. 10. and the answer is..
  11. 11. ABS. Anti-Lock Breaking System
  12. 12. Turn Back Crime by Interpol is a global campaign that highlights the dangers of organized crime and its effect on our day-to-day lives. Using a variety of media channels – including video, website and social networks – the campaign provides advice on how to stay safe and encourages the general public, businesses and governments to play a role in reducing the impact of crime. Who recently became the first Indian to be the brand ambassador of the campaign?
  13. 13. and the answer is..
  14. 14. Nick Woodman caught the surfing bug in his senior year of high school, dropping team sports to focus on catching waves. He formed his school’s first surf club before graduating in 1993 and heading off to the University of California, San Diego. After failing with dot-com company Funbug in 2001, Woodman took a five-month surf trip to Australia and Indonesia. It was during this trip that he found the inspiration for his next startup. His initial idea was to sell wrist straps to tether already existing devices. But soon he realized he had to combine them all in one package. Id.
  15. 15. and the answer is..
  16. 16. Arno Steguweit, based out of Berlin, is arguably the first European to hold this title X. Typically associated with something different, the term is growing in popularity. In the USA there is however only one person, named Martin Riese, who holds this title. What do these guys do?
  17. 17. and the answer is..
  18. 18. On 15th December, 2015 Twitter launched its new X feature in the UK, bringing a new way to follow live news events on the social network. The UK is the third country to get X. Speaking at Twitter's London office, X’s UK lead Joanna Geary said: "It's not just about stars, celebrities. It's also about eyewitnesses, people on the street, great one- liners, the conversations people are having, the whole diversity of the story on Twitter.“
  19. 19. and the answer is..
  20. 20. X is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau. Between 1851 and 1860 Thoreau read the piece a total of ten times, more than any other of his lectures. He considered it one of his seminal works, so much so, that he once wrote of the lecture, "I regard this as a sort of introduction to all that I may write hereafter." “If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again – if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man – then you are ready for a X... No wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession... It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a X. Id X.
  21. 21. and the answer is..
  22. 22. A certain Christopher Latham Sholes, born in 1819 in Pennsylvania, moved to Milwaukee when he was about 18 to become the editor of a local newspaper. Post a strike by workers at his printing press he started working on building a machine. A complete failure meant that he had to abandon the idea. However some time later he was joined by a fellow printer named Samuel Soule to work on a similar machine. A year later, Carlos Glidden, a lawyer and an amateur inventor, joined the duo in the hope of altering the machine for wider applicability. The Scientific American article had figuratively used the phrase "literary piano"; for the first model that the trio built. The black and white parts of the ‘piano’ were made of ivory and ebony and the rest of the framework was wooden. They were granted the patent for their invention in 1868. What was this the first practical and commercially successful version of ?
  23. 23. and the answer is..
  24. 24. According to Bank of Canada it’s not illegal to do this but: “...However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.” What are they refereeing to?
  25. 25. and the answer is..
  26. 26. SpockingFives
  27. 27. What is the album about?
  28. 28. and the answer is..
  29. 29. A 1936 Schiaparelli perfume called X came in a bottle sculpted by artist Leonor Fini in the shape of a Mae West's torso and Dali's paintings of flower- sellers. The packaging, also designed by Fini was in one of Schiaparelli's signature colors. The color, a variant of pink would eventually be called 'X Pink' after the name of the perfume. ID
  30. 30. and the answer is..
  31. 31. Shocking Pink
  32. 32. “I listened rather carefully to one of X’s English talks in the Eastern Service on, I think, Saturday last. I found the talk itself interesting, and I am not critical of its content, but I was struck by the basic unsuitability of X’s voice. I realise, of course, that his name is of some value in quite important Indian circles, but his voice struck me as both un-attractive and really unsuited to the microphone to such an extent that (a) it would not attract any listeners who were outside the circle of X’s admirers as a writer and might even repel some of these, and (b) would make the talks themselves vulnerable at the hands of people who would have reason to see X denied the microphone, or of those who felt critical of the Y for being so ignorant of the essential needs of the microphone and of the audience as to put on so wholly unsuitable a voice. I am quite seriously worried about the situation and about the wisdom of our keeping X personally on the air.” The text above is from an internal memo about the person X working in a company Y. Contrary to popular belief, it was not the meaning of X’s writing that the company Y was critical of its employee but because of his actual voice. X went on to name an important ‘idea’ in his book after a place he frequented in Y’s office. Id X, Y & ‘the place’
  33. 33. and the answer is..
  34. 34. X – George Orwell Y – BBC Room 101
  35. 35. “The human form has no straight lines; it is biomorphic. We designed the X to be, above all, biomorphic, or curvilinear, as a metaphor of human form in the visual as well as the tactile sense. There is not one straight line to be found on X.” “The Pellicle was equally a deliberate design strategy in that its transparency symbolizes the free flow of air to the skin in the same way lace, window screens, and other permeable membranes permit the flow of air or light or moisture.” Launched in 1994, at a cost of more than $1,000 at the time, it quickly became a status symbol in Silicon Valley—spotted constantly in magazines and in cameos on TV and film. Then, as the dot-coms failed, their sales declined. As one information architect told New York magazine years later, he remembered them "piled up in a corner as a kind of corporate graveyard." He went on: “They’re not in my mind an example of hubris as much as they are an example of companies trying to treat their staff more generously than they could actually afford.” What am I referring to?
  36. 36. and the answer is..
  37. 37. The Aeron Chair
  38. 38. In the late 19th century, the human large intestine was seen as a noxious reservoir of toxins, some of which resulted from bacteria breaking down food, the so-called “putrefaction” process. Medics hypothesized that the large intestine was a visceral leftover from the time when our ancestors had to run from predators and often didn’t have time to stop long enough to empty their bowels. However a Russian scientist Metchnikoff believed otherwise. From general observation of a common household process X and his studies of European centenarians he concluded that Y could be used to cure intestinal disorders. Unfortunately, Metchnikoff didn’t get to see the world benefiting from his insights. In 20th century however, Metchnikoff’s ideas took hold. In Europe, doctors prescribed Y to treat intestinal maladies. Then in the 1910s, Isaac Carasso, a Balkan industrialist, learned that many children suffered from intestinal disorders. In 1919, inspired by Metchnikoff’s work, he started a company Z in Barcelona, Spain, and marketed his product as medicine, sold in pharmacies.
  39. 39. and the answer is..
  40. 40. X- Turning milk to curd Y- Sour Milk/Yoghurt Z-Danone
  41. 41. “I have only once felt smaller, and that was when I was bowled by A. P. Lucas, by the most singular ball that I have ever received. He propelled it like a quoit into the air to a height of at least thirty feet, and it fell straight and true on to the top of the bails. I have often wondered what a good batsman would have made of that ball. To play it one would have needed to turn the blade of the bat straight up, and could hardly fail to give a chance. I tried to cut it off my stumps, with the result that I knocked down my wicket and broke my bat, while the ball fell in the midst of this general chaos. I spent the rest of the day wondering gloomily what I ought to have done—and I am wondering yet.” -The Strand Magazine, Volume 38 Number 225 (September 1909), pp. 270-281 The person in question was so impressed by the delivery that he wrote a short- `Spedegue's Dropper' - about an asthmatic schoolteacher who used such a delivery to win the Ashes for England. Who?
  42. 42. and the answer is..
  43. 43. Jochen Rindt was an Austrian F1 driver. Orphaned as an infant when his parents were killed by Allied bombing raids in 1943, a year after his birth in Mainz, Rindt was raised by his grandparents in Graz, Austria. His idol in the sport was the German Count Wolfgang Von Trips. Von Trips’ would have won the 1961 Driver’s Championship had it not been for his accident in the Monza Grand Prix. 14 spectators too died in the accident. Ironically Rindt too died in a crash just yards away from where Von Trips had died years earlier. The disaster struck during the practice session for the Monza Grand Prix. While Von Trips’ points tally was beaten by Phil Hill in 1961, who beat Rindt’s tally in the 1970 Championship?
  44. 44. and the answer is..
  45. 45. Nobody. He’s the only posthumous F1 world champion.
  46. 46. Post Walt Disney’s acquisition of a company X in 2012 for a sum of more than $4 billion the Steve P Jobs Trust, managed by Jobs’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs, gets richer each time someone buys an Android phone. Put Funda?
  47. 47. and the answer is..
  48. 48. X- Lucasfilm It owns the trademark to the word ‘droid’
  49. 49. It was in the 1930s that the company got the idea of a ‘cellophane wedding’. Initially there was a trial run with the ‘bride’ and the ‘groom’ wearing outfits that were only half cellophane. However in 1938, when the actual wedding did take place, the outfits were complete cellophane. The story goes that the picture of this event subsequently ran in the Life magazine, by which means it came to the attention of Hitler, who used it as an opportunity to criticize America’s moral decline. Put funda.
  50. 50. and the answer is..
  51. 51. Grand Confort is a cube-shaped high armchair, whose leather cushions are held in a chrome-plated steel corset. It was designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair in 1928 by a team of three led by a certain Le Corbusier, a well known architect who among other things created the master plan of Chandigarh. The LC-2 and LC-3 versions were referred as Cusion Baskets by Le Corbusier. They are more colloquially referred to as the petit confort and grand confort due to their respective sizes. In which recent work does the protagonist primarily use the LC-3 while his flat mate uses a traditional club chair?
  52. 52. and the answer is..
  53. 53. A group of five San Rafael High School ,California friends known as the Waldos - by virtue of their chosen hang-out spot, a wall outside the school - coined the term ____ in 1971. The Huffington Post spoke with Waldo Steve, Waldo Dave and Dave's older brother, Patrick, and confirmed their full names and identities, which they asked to keep secret for professional reasons. One day in the Fall of 1971 the Waldos got to know of a ‘treasure’ that were to remain unguarded that day. They agreed to meet at the statue of Loius Pasteur outside the school, after practice, to begin the hunt. They would remind each other in the hallways that they were supposed to meet up at ___. The first forays out were unsuccessful, but the group kept looking."We'd meet at ___ and get in my old '66 Chevy Impala and…….We did it week after week," says Steve. As a member of the Waldos would later confess, they never found what they were looking for but the tradition lived on. FITB & put funda
  54. 54. and the answer is..
  55. 55. For many years Irena Sendler was living a modest existence in her Poland apartment. She passed away on Monday May 12th, 2008. Her achievement went largely unnoticed for many years. Then the story was uncovered by four young students at Uniontown High School, in Kansas, who were the winners of the 2000 Kansas state National History Day competition by writing a play Life in a Jar about the heroic actions of Irena Sendler. The girls - Elizabeth Cambers, Megan Stewart, Sabrina Coons and Janice Underwood - have since gained international recognition, along with their teacher, Norman Conard. She was reportedly nominated for the 2007 Nobel Prize but after the award went to Al Gore and IPCC , International Federation of Social Workers released a statement saying “IFSW is deeply saddened that the life work of Nobel nominee Irena Sendler, social worker, did not receive formal recognition.” Of which famous personality, subject of an Oscar winning movie is she regarded a female counterpart?
  56. 56. and the answer is..
  57. 57. Peter Ganine (October 11, 1900 – August 11, 1974) was a Russian-American sculptor best known for his work in ceramics and his chess sets. The subjects of Ganine's sculptures were largely people or animals. His most famous creation, based on an animal, is hugely popular across the world and was inducted in the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2013. For many decades now they’ve been made of vinyl, but we still refer to them by the material they were originally made of.
  58. 58. and the answer is..
  59. 59. Rubber Ducks
  60. 60. According to X, he was standing on a Midtown Manhattan street at six o'clock one October night in 1929 when three men with guns jumped out of a curtained limousine and forced him to get in. They sealed his lips with tape and drove him out to a deserted beach on Staten Island where they hung him by his thumbs from a tree, cut him with a razor blade, burned the soles of his feet and beat him with their fists, feet and gun butts till he passed out.X somehow staggers a mile until a policeman stopped him. When detectives questioned him later, X said that he didn't know his kidnappers and that he would “attend to this thing myself” The incident most likely gave X his famous nickname. Every where he went his scars and permanently drooping left eyelid reminded people of his miraculous escape. Id the lucky guy who went on to become a legend.
  61. 61. and the answer is..
  62. 62. Lucky Luciano Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Luciano is considered by many to have been the most powerful American Mafia boss of all time.
  63. 63. Bradford Edwards living in Vietnam is obsessed with collecting these. he collects them by the hundreds, he studies them, he celebrates them as tiny symbols. He searches for deeper meanings in the epigrams etched into their shiny sides by the American soldiers who left them behind. “I have handled thousands of them; I have handled maybe 10,000 of them,” he says. ID
  64. 64. and the answer is..
  65. 65. Sumant Moolgaokar is often referred to as the architect of Telco (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company). Leading the company for nearly four decades, he was responsible for building the company into an organisation capable of competing with the world’s best – in terms of people, processes and technology. How is this person immortalised in the world of Indian automobiles?
  66. 66. and the answer is..
  67. 67. Tata SuMo
  68. 68. The Stepan Company of the United States is the only company authorised by the federal government to import and process the coca plant which it obtains mainly from Peru and to a lesser extent Bolivia. There are two things that the company does with the coca plant that it imports. It extracts cocaine from the coca leaves and sells it to a pharmaceutical company that is again the only company authorised to purify cocaine for medicinal purposes. What is the other thing that the company does with the plant?
  69. 69. and the answer is..
  70. 70. Produces a coca-flavouring agent for Coca-Cola after removing the cocaine.
  71. 71. In John Markoff 's 2005 book What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry he reveals that the world's first online transaction was about ________: In 1971 or 1972, Stanford students using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory engaged in a commercial transaction with their counterparts at Massachussetts Institute of Technology. Before Amazon, before eBay, the seminal act of e-commerce was _________. The students used the network to arrange the sale of an undetermined amount of ___________. FITB
  72. 72. and the answer is..
  73. 73. Marijuana
  74. 74. In the Kindle Library there are 29,526 free e-books with most of them being in the public domain. They are divided into many categories with only one being in the 'Gay and Lesbian' category. Which one?
  75. 75. and the answer is..
  76. 76. and the answer is..
  77. 77. We saw this in Memento's box art. Every year, ESPN The Magazine has an issue called "Revenge of the Jocks" where a famous athlete takes over as editor for that issue. The front cover features the athlete being a part of this. Stephen Colbert's portrait on The Colbert Report is slowly becoming an example of this. Closer examination reveals that MC Escher’s Print Gallery uses this. However it’s not very apparent from the image.
  78. 78. and the answer is..
  79. 79. Droste Effect
  80. 80. For a crime of this magnitude six months was a notoriously small sentence. Put on trial, the court agreed to some extent that Vincenzo Peruggia committed his crime for patriotic reasons and gave him a lenient sentence. He was sent to jail for one year and fifteen days, but was hailed as a great patriot in Italy and served only seven months in jail. However many at the time did not realise that the 'patriot' argument was invalid because the thing he 'stole back' was not actually stolen in the first place. What crime?
  81. 81. and the answer is..
  82. 82. Stealing the Mona Lisa
  83. 83. Which was the first Indian film to be adapted from a Stephen King novel? According to the director of the film, the film failed because, it was considered much ahead of its time, courtesy of its dark and unusual storyline comprising with elements of surrealism, fantasy, dream, reality, horror and dark humour which left critics and the cinema-goers baffled, this was frowned upon by Indian audiences, as it was unconventional, pretentious and they had never seen anything like it. The film went on to garner a cult following and remains the only Bollywood film which can be said to have multiple interpretations. As a matter of fact, the story has nothing to do with the title according to the director.
  84. 84. and the answer is..
  85. 85. Video 1
  86. 86. and the answer is..
  87. 87. She is Navya Naveli Nanda. Grand-daughter of Amitabh Bachhan le Bal des Débutantes in Paris or The Debutante Ball in Paris. Created in 1992. For this haute couture event the young girls don gowns from haute couture and couture designers, as well as foreign fashion houses. The débutantes usually come from famous families, known for the contributions to arts, politics, business, and more.
  88. 88. "Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis," says Spencer Elden from his home in Los Angeles. “I feel like I’m the world’s biggest porn star.” Spencer was born on July 9, 1991 and is now an American street artist and student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. What is his claim to fame?
  89. 89. and the answer is..
  90. 90. A X is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech, often about a political subject. The term originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for shipment of ____ or other goods from a manufacturer to a retail store. Discarded containers of every size, well-constructed and sturdy, were readily available in most towns. These “X" made free and easily portable temporary platforms for street corner speakers attempting to be seen and heard at improvised "outdoor meetings," to which passersby would gather to hear often provocative speeches on religious or political themes. The term is also used metaphorically to describe a person engaging in often flamboyant impromptu or unofficial public speaking, as in the phrases "He's on his X ", or "Get off your X."
  91. 91. and the answer is..
  92. 92. These are some of the lesser known ones. Which is the most famous in the ‘series’?
  93. 93. and the answer is..
  94. 94. Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman (1948) Halsman called this photographic technique “Jumpology,” stating that "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."
  95. 95. In 1977 the city of Helsinki was in financial trouble. they made several budget cuts, one of these being the purchase of X comics for the youth centers. the decision was made by a certain Mr. Markku Holopainen. The next year Holopainen ran for a position in the Finnish parliament. His running adversary labeled him as "the man who banned X". The media tabloids took this and came up with many different stories. Identify X and tell the story that survives till date and which many believe is true.
  96. 96. and the answer is..
  97. 97. X – Donald Duck The story that Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he didn’t wear pants.
  98. 98. A X is a short, sometimes sleeveless, loose-fitting nightgown intended as nightwear for women. It sometimes has loose-fitting skirt falling in length usually between the upper thigh and the belly button. Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent fabric like nylon or chiffon or silk.
  99. 99. and the answer is..
  100. 100. The phenomenon was known since at least May, 2008 but gained popularity post an xkcd comic in 2011. About 95% of the Wikipedia (English) articles are said to conform to this ‘rule’. In what is called one of most lame ‘Edit Wars’ in the history of Wikipedia, there were two sides. One, who were bent on proving the rule and the other who were keen on creating exceptions. (Images follow) What ‘rule’ ?
  101. 101. and the answer is..
  102. 102. Clicking on the first lowercase link in the main text of a Wikipedia article, and then repeating the process for subsequent articles, usually eventually gets one to the Philosophy article. As of May 26, 2011, 94.52% of all articles in Wikipedia lead eventually to the article Philosophy. The remaining 100,000 (approx.) links to an article with no wikilinks or with links to pages that do not exist, or get stuck in loops (all three are equally probable).
  103. 103. Natir Puja was a play by Tagore that was first performed in 1927. A movie version of the play came out in 1932 when B. N. Sircar, an Indian film producer and the founder of New Theatres Calcutta sought Tagore's permission to transform the play into cinema under his New Theatres banner. Which legendary Indian did the transformation and was credited as the director of the film making this the only film where he's credited as the director?
  104. 104. and the answer is..
  105. 105. Tagore himself.
  106. 106. Video 2
  107. 107. and the answer is..
  108. 108. The Waterman pen company is a major manufacturer of luxury fountain pens. Established in 1884 in New York City it is one of the few remaining first- generation fountain pen companies, as Waterman S.A.. The Parker Pen Company is a manufacturer of luxury pens, founded in in Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1940 as The Frawley Pen Company, Paper Mate was the most popular brand of the company. It went on to become one of the best-selling disposable ballpoints. From 1987 to 2000, which company owned all the three brands ?
  109. 109. and the answer is..
  110. 110. In 2003 Marilyn Manson and X starred in the movie and Manson’s character had to smoke. However, Manson had never smoked a cigarette in his life before. It might come as a shock, as it did to X, but according to the rock star cigarettes were anything but healthy which was kind of odd coming from the controversial musician himself. X took up the task on teaching Manson how to smoke. So they went to a liquor store and X bought Manson his very first box of cigarettes – Virginia Slims. X is presently a musician himself, having formed a comedy rock band named Pizza Underground. Id.
  111. 111. and the answer is..
  112. 112. Macaulay Culkin
  113. 113. Which organization’s earliest avatar was called The Bhandari Militia?
  114. 114. and the answer is..
  115. 115. Mumbai Police
  116. 116. The Accursed Kings (French: Les Rois maudits) is a sequence of seven historical novels by French author Maurice Druon about the French monarchy in the 14th century. Synopsis: Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty (ruled the Kingdom of France from 987 to 1328) and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins with the French King’s persecution of the Knights Templar and the story of the succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years' War. What was this the inspiration for?
  117. 117. and the answer is..
  118. 118. American author George R. R. Martin called The Accursed Kings "the original game of thrones", citing Druon's novels as an inspiration for his own A Song of Ice and Fire series.