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  1. 1. Quiz Ankil and Akhur
  2. 2. Round 1
  3. 3. Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) • QM Rules:
  4. 4. 1. Etaoin shrdlu is a nonsense phrase that sometimes appeared in print in the days of "hot type" publishing because of a custom of type-casting machine operators. It appeared often enough to become part of newspaper lore, and "etaoin shrdlu" is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary. The phrase however, is not random. A certain feature of the letters of this phrase results in it’s letters being found in early type casting machine keyboards and in present-day keyboard layouts. What feature am I talking about?
  5. 5. Safety Slide
  6. 6. Contains 12 most frequently used English alphabets
  7. 7. 2. “It’s almost like an unwritten rule that everyone understands to photograph a X at _____(Y1).” In previous eras, the more popular portrayal in ads was _____(Y2), which shared the attributes of being symmetrical and not overshadowing logos, but _____ pointing down struck some as, well, a downer. “It has the aesthetic of the smiley face to be at _____(Y1), so we try whenever possible to opt for that.” “In advertising we would never expect someone to look at a X and say, ‘The X is smiling,’ but it’s just a feeling you get.” Funda?
  8. 8. Safety Slide
  9. 9. Watches showing the time 10:10 in ads
  10. 10. 3. X is a song by American rapper Logic. The music video was directed by Andy Hines and centers around a young man who struggles with feeling accepted due to his sexuality. According to the American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), in the three weeks following the single's release, calls directed to the NSPL rose by 27%, while visits to their website increased from 300,000 to 400,000 over the following months. What unique song title given to X is considered a major reason for this? Give funda.
  11. 11. Safety Slide
  12. 12. 1-800-273-8255 (NSPL Hotline)
  13. 13. 4. On June 10, 2018, Old Trafford was host to Soccer Aid, a biennial charity football match between England and the Soccer Aid World Eleven. Usain Bolt, who was playing as centre-forward, wore the usual number 9 that his position uses, but with a rather interesting modification. What was his kit number?
  14. 14. Safety Slide
  15. 15. 9.58 (His career best 100m record)
  16. 16. 5. AUTO, short for Autopilot, is the main antagonist of the 2008 Disney/Pixar animated film, WALL-E. AUTO's personality resembles much of the personality of X. As a machine, he shows no kind of emotion and just complies with the orders that have been given to him. As such, because of his programmed orders, he also can be quite ruthless as to his pursuit of his orders' success, even if it means forcing the human crew to comply against their will. Picture of AUTO on next slide. ID X.
  17. 17. Safety Slide
  18. 18. HAL 9000
  19. 19. 6. • Autocorrect fails • FaceTime • The God Particle • NSA Spying Scandal • Smart watches • Faulty Voter Machines • Greece’s Debt Default • Disney’s FOX takeover What?
  20. 20. Safety Slide
  21. 21. Successful predictions from The Simpson’s
  22. 22. 7. Since 2003, X’s passion has been to watch cricket matches played by India and to support the team. By April 2010, he had attended approximately 150 matches, often traveling by bicycle to reach the venue of match. At 33, X is still unmarried. He explains that he has stayed single because he does not want to spoil a girl's life as following the Indian cricket team would always be his priority. ID X.
  23. 23. Safety Slide
  24. 24. Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary
  25. 25. 8. _________, on July 16, 2018, was renamed Lantern Entertainment as the Dallas-based equity firm, Lantern Capital Partners closed on its purchase of the company for $289 million. Co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic took charge of a company that dropped to 50 employees from 170 due to departures and layoffs. FITB.
  26. 26. Safety Slide
  27. 27. The Weinstein Company
  28. 28. 9. This YouTube video, described as “ronaldinho showing his skills” was uploaded on the site on August 1, 2008. Besides becoming another classic Nike ad, the video also became famous for an important milestone. Give the milestone.
  29. 29. Safety Slide
  30. 30. First YouTube video to cross 1 million views
  31. 31. 10. Explain
  32. 32. Safety Slide
  33. 33. Garfield minus Garfield
  34. 34. 11. "Pierre Brassau paints with powerful strokes, but also with clear determination. His brush strokes twist with furious fastidiousness. Pierre is an artist who performs with the delicacy of a ballet dancer.“ Art critics, journalists, and students, glasses of wine in hand, silently contemplated Brassau's creations, which were exhibited at an art show in Göteborg, Sweden in 1964. The critics, however, later found out that they were subjects of a hoax perpetrated by Åke Axelsson, a journalist, as an attempt to challenge the critics on a topic that baffles most of us today. What was the hoax about?
  35. 35. Safety Slide
  36. 36. Pierre Brassau was a chimpanzee
  37. 37. 12. This is a video of two brothers talking about their viral video. Identify their claim to fame.
  38. 38. Safety Slide
  39. 39. Charlie bit my finger – again!
  40. 40. 13. Son Heung-Min, 26, is a footballer who plays for South Korea. Quite remarkably, playing for the World Cup this year might not have been the most important tournament for Son. Going out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and out of the 2018 World Cup, means that winning the Asian Games of 2018 is the last opportunity for Son to avoid ________. What is Son’s stark situation, avoiding which, might attract criticism from the South Korean general public?
  41. 41. Safety Slide
  42. 42. Avoiding military service for 2 years
  43. 43. 14. X is a code of conduct dating from 1852, used during life-threatening situations. the phrase first appeared in the 1860 novel Harrington: A Story of True Love, by William Douglas O'Connor, when, after a lightning-strike, fire broke out aboard the American packet Poland en route from New York to Le Havre. The popularisation of this phrase happened mainly due to Y disaster, where as a result of X being used, and some misinterpretation, there was a large bias observed in the survivors of the disaster of Y. As a code of conduct, X has no basis in maritime law. ID the phrase.
  44. 44. Safety Slide
  45. 45. Women and children first
  46. 46. 15. 1950 – 67 seconds 1976 – 4 seconds 2011 – 3.19 seconds 2012 – 2.4 seconds 2013 – 1.95 seconds 2016 – 1.92 seconds What is this list an evolution of?
  47. 47. Safety Slide
  48. 48. Pitstop timings
  49. 49. 16. Medicine Head, a blues rock band based in Stafford, England released an album in 1972 titled X. However, X was labelled a failure and didn’t receive much attention. Capitalising on the failure of X, the band Y adopted the same title for their album released a year later, which later went on to gain international acclaim. Name the album title.
  50. 50. Safety Slide
  51. 51. Dark Side Of The Moon
  52. 52. 17. "Please, stop bullying me," Dendi said during the match. While the demonstration was highly limited to a few variables of gameplay, it was still remarkable to witness crowd-favorite Dota 2 pro Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin get crushed in a live 1-vs-1 match with X. In a video ahead of the match-up, Y explained that the X was trained by playing a "thousand lifetimes" of matches against itself, with "coaching" from the company. ID X or one of it’s founders.
  53. 53. Safety Slide
  54. 54. OpenAI, Elon Musk
  55. 55. 18. On the following slide, you will see an excerpt from a speech written by William Safire, an American author, journalist and speechwriter. Give funda about what the speech is all about.
  56. 56. Safety Slide
  57. 57. In Event of Moon Disaster
  58. 58. Round 2: Bollywood  Hollywood
  59. 59. Rules: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+20/-10)
  60. 60. 18. Identify the Bollywood movie.
  61. 61. Safety Slide
  62. 62. 3 Idiots
  63. 63. 19. Identify the Bollywood movie.
  64. 64. Safety Slide
  65. 65. A Wednesday!
  66. 66. 20. Identify the Bollywood movie.
  67. 67. Safety Slide
  68. 68. Vicky Donor
  69. 69. 21. Anurag Kashyap remarks, “When I met X in Venice I asked him whether the Manga sequence in Y was inspired from an Indian film and he excitedly remarked, ‘Yes, I saw this Indian serial-killer film which showed violence as animated.’” Kashyap explains, “There is only one Indian serial-killer film which was made before Y where violence was animated, and that was Abhay.” Play clip. ID the director and the film (part points).
  70. 70. Safety Slide
  71. 71. Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill
  72. 72. 22. Sangam (Confluence) is a 1964 Bollywood romance film, directed by Raj Kapoor, written by Inder Raj Anand, and produced by Kapoor with Mehboob Studio and Filmistan. The film stars Vyjayanthimala, Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar in the lead roles, with Iftekhar, Raj Mehra, Nana Palsikar, Lalita Pawar, Achala Sachdev and Hari Shivdasani appearing in supporting roles inspired by Hollywood movie Gone with the wind. Sangam may have inspired the 2001 Hollywood film X, which has a strikingly similar story line, but with only one friend being a pilot in Sangam, whereas both are pilots in X. ID X.
  73. 73. Safety Slide
  74. 74. Pearl Harbour
  75. 75. Round 3: C-o n-n e-c t-4 !
  76. 76. Rules: For Question: • Infinite Bounce (+10/0) • Pounce (+10/-5) For Connect: • Scores mentioned on slide. • AC is Ask Connect, not related to the questions or connects.
  77. 77. CONNECT I
  78. 78. 23. _______ wrote and directed his first feature film, Eighth Grade, which was produced and distributed by A24 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. The film has been received well by critics: it garnered a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and holds an average rating of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic. AC +70/-55
  79. 79. Safety Slide
  80. 80. Bo Burnham +65/-45
  81. 81. 24. ______________ went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney's Upper North Shore, where he starred in its production of My Fair Lady in 1985 and became the school captain in 1986. Following graduation, he spent a gap year working at Uppingham School in England as a Physical Education teacher. In 2017, the character he is most known for, died. AC +55/-35
  82. 82. Safety Slide
  83. 83. Hugh Jackman +50/-30
  84. 84. 25. What has been blacked out? The abacus is girded with a frieze of sculptures in high relief of The Lion of the North, The _______ of the West, The Bull of the South and The Elephant of the East, separated by intervening wheels, over a lotus in full bloom, exemplifying the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration. AC +40/-20
  85. 85. Safety Slide
  86. 86. Horse +35/-15
  87. 87. 26. This scene from the movie Zootopia, is a reference to a meme. Which meme? AC +25/-5
  88. 88. Safety Slide
  89. 89. Sad Keanu +20/0
  90. 90. +20/0
  91. 91. BoJack Horseman
  92. 92. CONNECT II
  93. 93. 27. X may not have made it to the FIFA World Cup 2018 that begins next week in Russia, but the country would be represented in all the matches of the event by Telstar 18. Y, a city in X is the world's largest producer of hand-sewed footballs, with local factories manufacturing 40~60 million footballs a year. The 2014 FIFA World Cup's footballs were also made by a company based in Y. It is the world's largest centre of surgical instrument manufacturing. The city is also noted for its leather goods. ID X. Bonus +10 for Y. AC +70/-55
  94. 94. Safety Slide
  95. 95. Sialkot, Pakistan +65/-45
  96. 96. 28. While X isn’t an Italian citizen, he is alarmed by the slate of candidates and the possible repercussions for the world. In fact, X is so concerned that he has jumped into action and consulted lawyers. Turns out that under Italian law the government coalition can pick a non-politician to run. In fact, they can pick “a random jackass that Italy has never heard of.” Specifically, they could pick X himself. It’s what X calls Air Bud rules, where the rules didn’t definitely say that a dog couldn’t play basketball so “alley oop motherf---ers!”. That’s right, X is running for prime minister of Italy, telling its citizens, “Incredibly, I am far from your worst option.” ID X. AC +55/-35
  97. 97. Safety Slide
  98. 98. +50/-30 John Oliver
  99. 99. 29. +40/-20 Give funda AC
  100. 100. Safety Slide
  101. 101. First T20 International +35/-15
  102. 102. 30. This film was written by Akshat Verma, a Los Angeles based writer, who first wrote the screenplay as a part of his studies at Screenwriting programme at UCLA, under the title Say Cheese. Subsequently, after he lost his job as a copywriter in US, around 2005, he revived the script. Akshat had to compile 15 drafts before the movie went on floors. He visited Mumbai along with Jim Furgele, to unsuccessfully pitch the film to various film producers, eventually after submitting a draft to Aamir Khan Productions, he left. The script was thrown into a pile of scripts in Aamir Khan's office, where Kiran Rao randomly picked it, read it and began to laugh. Soon it was read by Aamir Khan who contacted the writer who was initially hesitant that it might ruin the "clean, family entertainment" tag of Aamir Khan Productions, though Aamir had produced two A-certificate films before, Peepli Live and Dhobi Ghat. ID the film. AC +25/-5
  103. 103. Safety Slide
  104. 104. +20/0 Delhi Belly
  105. 105. +20/0
  106. 106. Imran Khan
  107. 107. CONNECT III
  108. 108. 31. He's like a PlayStation. He can take advantage of every mistake we make." - Arsène Wenger “If you can't link up well with him, then football's not for you.” - Xavi “He should be fined for bringing the game into disrepute. It ain't that easy!” - Gary Linekar “Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop him.” - Hristo Stoichkov Who? AC +70/-55
  109. 109. Safety Slide
  110. 110. Lionel Messi +65/-45
  111. 111. 32. +55/-35 Whose angry tweet? AC
  112. 112. Safety Slide
  113. 113. +50/-30 Amitabh Bachchan
  114. 114. 33. +40/-20 “Christopher Robin”, a film released in 2018 was released based on the beloved childhood character Winnie the Pooh. The movie was received overall the world with a positive response. However, Christopher Robin was banned in China for a curious reason. Why? AC
  115. 115. Safety Slide
  116. 116. Comparisons with Xi-Jinping +35/-15
  117. 117. 34. “He has worked in Martial Art films and Action - Comedies, two genres that have been, for some reason, shall we say, historically underrepresented at the Oscars, a fact that will change if I have any pull on the Board of Governors,” said Tom Hanks, while introducing X at the Oscars. After winning the award, X said, “After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, I have broken so many bones, finally this is mine.” ID X. AC +25/-5
  118. 118. Safety Slide
  119. 119. +20/0 Jackie Chan
  120. 120. +20/0
  121. 121. Panama Papers
  122. 122. Thanks!

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