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  1. 1. QUIZ Balthazar Cranial_Cracker
  2. 2. Rules: 1: The quiz consists of two rounds, 20 questions each. 2: The quizmasters’ decision in any ambiguous situation is final.
  3. 3. Round 1 Infinite pounce-bounce (+10/-5)
  4. 4. "FRIARS KID MR. HARRIS: Veteran Theatrical Manager Butt of Jokes at Dinner" read the headline of the December 10, 1910 issue of the New York Tribune. After this, the Friar Club dinners bloomed into an exclusive event, and the first formal ______ went down in 1949 with Maurice Chevalier as the guest of honor. It was obscene, unedited, outrageous and sidesplitting. The Friars soon coined another motto: “We only _____ the ones we love.” FITB 1
  5. 5. ROAST
  6. 6. One of the managers at Oak Ridge stated, “Well it wasn't that the job was tough ... it was confusing. You see, no one knew what was being made in Oak Ridge, not even me, and a lot of the people thought they were wasting their time here. It was up to me to explain to the dissatisfied workers that they were doing a very important job. When they asked me what, I'd have to tell them it was a secret. But I almost went crazy myself trying to figure out what was going on.” What was the secret at Oak Ridge? 2
  7. 7. The Manhattan Project
  8. 8. In WW1, the Germans converted Liner SMS Cap Trafalgar into an armed merchant cruiser, which they then disguised as British Liner HMS Carmania. But this strategy did not work because off the coast of Brazil, Trafalgar was attacked and sunk by a British ship. Why did the strategy fail? 3
  9. 9. The ship they encountered was the HMS Carmania
  10. 10. This was a comment in a thread about Bill Watterson’s decision to turn down the opportunity to merchandise “Calvin and Hobbes”, which was estimated to be worth $300-400 million. ID the movie. 4
  11. 11. “The Life of Pi”
  12. 12. By what name are these two more commonly known as? 4
  13. 13. Daft Punk
  14. 14. Giovanni Fassano – 1009 Pietro Angelerio – 1294 Angelo Corraro – 1415 Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger – 2013 What is this an exhaustive list of? 6
  15. 15. Popes who resigned
  16. 16. X.com (originally known as X Y) is a question answering-focused e- business and web search engine founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. X.com has been criticized for its browser toolbar, which has been accused of behaving like malware due to its bundling with other software and the difficulty of its uninstallation. The original idea behind X Y was to allow users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, as well as by traditional keyword searching. The current X.com still supports this, with support for math, dictionary, and conversion questions. In 2005 the company announced plans to phase out Y and on February 27, 2006, the character disappeared from X.com. He was stated to be "going into retirement." However, the UK/Ireland edition of the website prominently brought the character back in 2009. ID X,Y 7
  17. 17. Ask(.com)
  18. 18. "Ten Little Niggers" became a standard of the blackface minstrel shows. It was sung by Christy's Minstrels and became widely known in Europe, where it was used by Agatha Christie in her novel of the same name. The novel was later retitled _________. This poem was called "Ten Little Indians" or "Ten Little Soldiers" in later editions. ID X 8
  19. 19. Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine. Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were Eight. Eight little soldier boys traveling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were Seven. Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six. Six little soldier boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were Five. Five little soldier boys going in for law; One got into chancery and then there were Four. Four little soldier boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three. Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were Two. Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One. One little soldier boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself. ______________. 8
  20. 20. And then there were none
  21. 21. In the year 2003 in India, several telecommunications companies were competing for a share of the rapidly growing mobile phone market. X wanted to convey the message that its service was robust enough to provide coverage in every part of its coverage areas. Mahesh V. and Rajeev Rao, Senior Creative Directors at the agency, spent a whole night developing the idea. Their first idea was a little sister following her brother. "On second thoughts, we concluded that a dog would be much less mushy", adds Mahesh. That's when they hit upon the theme, "Wherever you go, our network follows", and the idea for the campaign: a dog that follows a boy in the most unlikely places – school, bath, barber shop, etc. ID X 9
  22. 22. X got the nickname ‘Kojak’ because around the age of 27, he contracted a severe form of alopecia – resulting in his distinctive bald look. When we worked, he was very popular in Turkey, because whenever he was involved – Turkey never lost. In 2004, he was awarded ‘Doctor of Science’ by Hull University ‘for his outstanding contribution to the sport.’ ID X 10
  23. 23. Pierluigi Collina
  24. 24. Beset by technical delays, budget problems, and a certain disaster in 1986, X was finally launched in 1990. However within weeks of its launch, X was found to contain a catastrophic flaw, which was a challenge to fix due to X’s location (it is now the only one of its kind to be serviced in its location). X and the organization heading the project became the butt of many jokes, and the project was popularly regarded as a white elephant. For instance, in the 1991 comedy The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, X was pictured with Lusitania, the Hindenburg, and the Edsel. Its scientific successor is scheduled for launch in 2019. ID X (Bonus for the successor’s name) 11
  25. 25. The Hubble Telescope
  26. 26. ID the subject of the video, taken during the 2012 London Olympics Closing ceremony. 12
  27. 27. John Lennon
  28. 28. X is a run and gun indie video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. As the title character X, along with his brother, Y, one or two players fight a series of bosses in order to repay a debt to the devil. The game was heavily inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s, such as the work of studios Fleischer and Walt Disney Animation, seeking to emulate their subversive and surrealist qualities. SKOAR!, an Indian magazine, website, and community dedicated to video games called it, “The Dark Souls of 2D Platformers”. X won the IGN Best Xbox One game at E3 award in 2015, and also won the award for "Best Indie Game" at the Gamescom 2015 Awards. It was also nominated as "Best Independent Game" at the E3 2016 Game Critics Awards. 13
  29. 29. Cuphead
  30. 30. The 2011 TIME Person of the Year was “The Protester”. “The protester” had voiced dissent against authoritarian leaders, first in Tunisia, and then in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, and voiced anger over possibly rigged elections, in countries as diverse as Russiaand the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the U.S., the Occupy Wall Street protester began demonstrating first in New York, and then in Washington, Chicago. There was also an Indian component involved, the movement was primarily one of non-violent civil resistance, featuring demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and rallies, as well as the use of social media to organise, communicate, and raise awareness. What was the protest about? 14
  31. 31. 2011 Anti-Corruption Movement
  32. 32. On February 6, 2018, American Rocket Company SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a Tesla Roadster belonging to SpaceX founder Elon Musk as a dummy payload. The launch was partly successful, with both side boosters landed successfully; although the center booster suffered two engine failures on re-entry and struck the ocean, damaging two of the drone ship’s engines. Which rocket launch vehicle was carrying the Tesla Roadster? (Give exact name) 15
  33. 33. Falcon Heavy
  34. 34. Round 2 Western Classical Music Round (ID)
  35. 35. 1 The piece is played as the title character Peer Gynt, in a dream-like fantasy, enters "Dovregubbens hall". The scene's introduction continues: “There is a great crowd of troll courtiers, gnomes and goblins. Dovregubben sits on his throne, with crown and sceptre, surrounded by his children and relatives. Peer Gynt stands before him. There is a tremendous uproar in the hall." The lines sung are the first lines in the scene.
  36. 36. In the Hall of the Mountain King
  37. 37. 2 Of the final movement, Charles Rosen has written "it is the most unbridled in its representation of emotion. Even today, two hundred years later, its ferocity is astonishing."
  38. 38. Moonlight Sonata (Third Movement)
  39. 39. 3 The romanesca originated in Spain. and is composed of a sequence of four chords with a simple, repeating bass, which provide the groundwork for variations and improvisation. British neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote in Musicophilia that the melody was found to be one of the most common and problematic earworms.
  40. 40. Greensleeves
  41. 41. 4 From the 1970s to the early 2000s, elements of the piece, especially its chord progression, were used in a variety of pop songs. Since the 1980s, it has also been used frequently in weddings and funeral ceremonies in the Western world.
  42. 42. Pachelbel’s Canon
  43. 43. 5 At which event was this video recorded?
  44. 44. 2012 London Olympics
  45. 45. Round 3 CONNECT 4 Scoring - +10/-5 per question - +40/-30 on first question - +35/-25 on first answer - +30/-20 on second question and so on
  46. 46. 1.1 X was all too aware of the jokes made about all of her ex-boyfriends and how she likes to include them in her songwriting. She told the director of the music video of her song Y, that she wanted to address the general thought of her in the clip in a fun way by playing a crazy villain. The video was partly inspired by A Clockwork Orange. Kahn explained, "There's a lot of symmetrical framing that's Kubrickian, which is a really funny way to approach a pop video. But it's there if you look at the way there's center-framing and symmetry throughout the whole thing,“ It is the thirteenth most viewed YouTube video of all time. The music video also drew the ire of car enthusiasts, who were shocked that she seemingly destroys a rare vintage vehicle in one scene. But they can all pipe down, as it turns out the singer didn't really take a golf club to a vintage Shelby AC Cobra. It was revealed it was staged, and made to look real with the help of special effects. ID Y
  47. 47. Blank Spaces (- Taylor Swift)
  48. 48. 1.2 ID
  49. 49. Aziz Ansari
  50. 50. 1.3 X (born October 26, 1971) is an American actor and singer best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent in 1996 and for reprising the role in the film version and the Broadway Tour of Rent in 2009. He also played a role in A Beautiful Mind (2001), and on the television series Star Trek: Discovery (2017) and is the first openly LGBT crew member on any of the five live-action Star Trek series. ID X
  51. 51. Anthony Rapp
  52. 52. 1.4 Where will you find this photograph? Give funda for the elbow on the lower right.
  53. 53. TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year cover (The Silence Breakers) The elbow represents the people who have been abused but have chosen to
  54. 54. The #MeToo Movement
  55. 55. 2.1 It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov (who helped his father) two years to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. The film's technique, pastel oil paintings on glass, is mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. It is based on a novella that received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953. Petrov used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film, among various others. ID the title of the movie.
  56. 56. The Old Man and the Sea
  57. 57. 2.2 X had a catastrophic love life. He was attracted to women in trouble, thinking he could help them. When he fell in love with his recently widowed cousin, Kate, she was repulsed and fled to her home in Amsterdam. X then moved to The Hague and fell in love with Clasina Maria Hoornik, an alcoholic prostitute. She became his companion, mistress and model. Over the course of 10 years, X created more than 43 self- portraits as both paintings and drawings. "I am looking for a deeper likeness than that obtained by a photographer," he wrote to his sister. "People say, and I am willing to believe it, that it is hard to know yourself. But it is not easy to paint yourself, either. The portraits painted by Y are more than a view of nature, they are more like a revelation,” he later wrote to his brother. ID X
  58. 58. Vincent Van Gogh
  59. 59. 2.3 X Tiwari was born on 23 July 1906 in Bhavra village, in the present- day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. His forefathers were from Badarka village near Kanpur (in present-day Unnao District). In December 1921, when Mohandas K. Gandhi launched the Non- Cooperation Movement, X, then a 15-year-old student, joined. As a result, he was arrested. On being produced before a magistrate, he gave his name as “Y", his father's name as "Swatantrata“ and his residence as "Jail". From that day he came to be known as XY among the people. ID XY
  60. 60. Chandrashekhar Azad
  61. 61. 2.4 During more than two decades as Egypt’s last independent pharoah, X battled the future Roman Emperor and had a hand in the deaths of three of X’s siblings in a move to grab power. X spoke as many as a dozen languages, and was educated in Mathematics, Philosophy, Oratory and Astronomy. X formed a drinking society known as the “Inimitable Livers” with the Roman general Mark Antony. Antony’s rival Octavian used propaganda to portray him as a traitor, and in 32 BC, the Roman senate declared war on X. In a famous Naval battle at Actium, X personally led an Egyptian fleet alongside Antony’s, however proving no match for Octavian’s Navy. ID X
  62. 62. Cleopatra
  63. 63. Suicide
  64. 64. 3.1 On 11 March, 2018, in the 13th minute of a football game, a gesture took place, moving supporters across the world. The match stopped as the ball was kicked out of play and a minute’s applause followed. Several players fell to the floor in tears at the final whistle while _____ was symbolically held aloft to the crowd. Give funda.
  65. 65. Tribute to David Astori
  66. 66. 3.2 The 1976 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the _________ on 1 August 1976 and was the scene of reigning world champion Niki Lauda's near fatal accident, and the last Formula One race to be held on the Nordschleife section of the track. Jeremy Clarkson noted in Top Gear that "over the years this track has claimed over 200 lives". Since its opening in 1927, the track has been used by the public. The roads contain a lot of graffiti, which is rumoured to mark spots where someone has been killed, although most of them range from good luck messages to website promotions. Which famous German track is being referred to?
  67. 67. Nürburgring
  68. 68. 3.3 ID the channel
  69. 69. billwurtz
  70. 70. 3.4 _____ Bank, formerly known as UTI Bank, is the third largest of the private sector banks in India. Following the 2016 Indian Banknote Demonetisation, a number of _____ Bank employees were arrested for facilitating money laundering activities. Some media outlets highlighted the disproportionate amount of cases involving the bank, and claimed that the bank's aggressive performance targets and internal culture fostered such activities and that the blame does not lie solely in the hands of arrested employees. FITB
  71. 71. The Axis Powers
  72. 72. Round 4 Simple connect
  73. 73. 1
  74. 74. The surname "Grey" represents Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  75. 75. 2 Mats Hummels Alex Morgan Giorgio Cheillini Serge Gnabry Shinji Kagawa Kasper Schmeichel
  76. 76. 2 “As we were celebrating, I looked around at my teammates, and I saw the beauty of football. A keeper from the Czech Republic. A defender from Serbia, and another from Brazil. Midfielders from Ghana, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain and England. And, of course, one incredible striker from Côte D’Ivoire. We came from all over the world, from different circumstances, and spoke many different languages. Some had grown up during wartime. Some had grown up in poverty. But there we were, all standing together in Germany as champions of Europe. The way we had come together from all around the world to work for a common goal was more meaningful to me than the trophy. To me, that is something that can change the world for the better.”
  77. 77. Common Goal
  78. 78. 3 ________, Betrayal, Sanction, Deception, Objective, Dominion, Imperative, Retribution, Ascendancy
  79. 79. 4
  80. 80. Tesla playing Bowie, and Bowie playing Tesla