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Weekend Quiz - 6.1.19

  1. 1. The Quiz @thename’s_baba @dovahhkin
  2. 2. The Commandments :  Infinite Bounce :+10/0  Infinite Pounce :+10/-5  We’ve tried to be factually correct, in case of dissent, decision of QMs prevail.  Please be the good seniors and friends that you all have been till now. In other words :Don’t Roast the QMs. 2
  3. 3. Before the Quiz begins, We would like to show our Heartfelt Gratitude to our Audience.
  4. 4. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 4
  5. 5. 1  X was officially launched on October 4, 2006. Rashmi Sinha, the CEO and co-founder of X is responsible for partnerships and product strategy. She was named amongst the world's Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by FastCompany.  Jonathan Boutelle is the CTO of X and came up with the initial idea behind the website. He wrote the first version of the site.  The site is popular for sharing a particular type of file, which is also reflected in its name. 5
  6. 6. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 6
  7. 7. Answer 7 SlideShare
  8. 8. 2 X is an astrophysicist. X’s PhD investigated reflected light from interplanetary dust and the velocity of dust in the plane of the Solar System. X was the co-founder of a group named Y. When Y received international acclaim, X abandoned his doctoral studies. In October 2006, after almost 33 years, X re-registered for his PhD at Imperial College and submitted his thesis in August 2007. X graduated at the awards ceremony of Imperial College held in the Royal Albert Hall on 14 May 2008.  An astronomer Royal Martin Rees once commented, "I don't know a scientist who looks as much like Isaac Newton as you do".  ID X and Y 8
  9. 9. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 9
  10. 10. Answer 10 X is Brian May Y is Queen
  11. 11. 3 According to the wikipedia page on X,  X, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by Xviruses. The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected, with an average of about 50 percent. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.  The disease was first identified in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks: one in Nzara (a town in South Sudan) and the other in Yambuku (Democratic Republic of the Congo), a village near the X River from which the disease takes its name.  ID X 11
  12. 12. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 12
  13. 13. Answer 13 Ebola
  14. 14. 4  George Hudson proposed the idea of Z in 1895. The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.  Only a minority of the world's population uses Z, because Asia and Africa generally does not.  ID Z 14
  15. 15.  The acronym of Z is same as an organisation, we, IISERites are very closely related to. 15
  16. 16. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 16
  17. 17. Answer 17 Daylight Saving Time (DST)
  18. 18. 5 The flag of X was officially created by an Order in Council of 1801, reading as follows:  “ The X Flag shall be azure, the Crosses saltire of Saint Andrew and Saint Patrick quarterly per saltire, counter-changed, argent and gules, the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of Saint George of the third fimbriated as the saltire.”  Y is not represented in the X Flag by Y's patron saint, Saint David, as at the time the flag was designed Y was not a part of the Kingdom of X.  ID X and Y 18
  19. 19. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 19
  20. 20. Answer 20 X is UK Y is Wales
  21. 21. 6 X was founded in 1964 by Y. Eight years earlier, Y, then a graduate student at MIT, had purchased a certain electronic equipment and was disappointed with its performance.  Y began extensive research aimed at clarifying factors that he saw as fundamental weaknesses plaguing that kind of equipments. The principal weaknesses, in his view, were that overall, these equipments failed to account for the spatial properties in typical spaces (homes and apartments) and the implications of spatiality for psychoacoustics, i.e. the listener's head as a sonic diffraction object as part of the system.  Eight years later, he started the company X.  ID X and Y 21
  22. 22. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 22
  23. 23. Answer 23 X is Bose Y is Amar Bose
  24. 24. 7 In something of a case of life imitating art, musician Bobby Farrell died in 2010 in the same city and on the same day - 30th December in St. Petersburg - as which influential figure 94 years earlier? 24
  25. 25. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 25
  26. 26. Answer 26 Rasputin
  27. 27. 8 The urn was made during the 1882-83. It is a very small red terracotta artefact which some believe could be a perfume bottle. Two labels are pasted on it: the top label says "The X"; the lower label is a verse cut out from Melbourne Punch magazine of 1 February 1883 which reads:   "When Ivo goes back with the urn, the urn;  Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;  The welkin will ring loud,  The great crowd will feel proud,  Seeing Barlow and Bates with the urn, the urn;  And the rest coming home with the urn."  The urn is supposed to contained a burnt Y  ID X and Y 27
  28. 28. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 28
  29. 29. Answer 29 X is The Ashes Y is a cricket bail
  30. 30. 9 "It is exclusive because we are trying to solve huge technical problems. It is not a paint that comes out of a tube; it’s toxic and once the nano-material is placed on a surface and "grown" in a reactor, it becomes incredibly fragile - you can hardly breathe near it". Who, about a substance he holds closely? 30
  31. 31. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 31
  32. 32. Answer 32 Anish Kapoor about vantablack.
  33. 33. 10 A Tom Swift novel that was also known as Daring Adventures in Elephant Land was one among many of the series written under the pen name Victor Appleton. Jack Cover, a NASA researcher and an ardent Swift fan was inspired by the book to develop/name what? 33
  34. 34. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 34
  35. 35. Answer 35 TASER (Tom A. Swift’s Electric Rifle) .
  36. 36. 11 The term comes from Japanese meaning 'blur' or 'haze'. It may also mean mental haze or senility. The English spelling was popularized in 1997 in Photo Techniques magazine. Name this photographic effect. 36
  37. 37. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 37
  38. 38. Answer 38 Bokeh
  39. 39. 12 In 1915, more than thirty years after the fact, Lady Hope, a zealous evangelist, came out with a story that made headlines. She claimed that she’d visited X on his deathbed, where he expressed his regrets about his life's works and added that that he’d become a believer. Although subsequently discarded for being a falsehood, it continues to be popular among this man's opponents. Who is the man in question? 39
  40. 40. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 40
  41. 41. Answer 41 Charles Darwin
  42. 42. 13 Krasevietz, Beck, Ikar, Tungus, Nalyot and Toi are some of the set of creatures that made critical contributions to a seminal early 20th century scientific study. Who or what are these? 42
  43. 43. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 43
  44. 44. Answer 44 Pavlov’s dogs
  45. 45. 14 It is thought to have originated from a folktale about Prophet Mohammed's pet Muezza who saved him from a venomous snake. When the prophet stoked her back in gratitude, it is believed that they earned this ability that is also known as the Righting Reflex. What are we talking about? 45
  46. 46. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 46
  47. 47. Answer 47 Cats’ ability to always land on their feet
  48. 48. 15 48 What is the title of this work of art (a series of paintings on un-stretched canvas) by leading contemporary British artist, curator, critic and academic, Keith Piper?
  49. 49. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 49
  50. 50. Answer 5 0 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  51. 51. 16 If a Quora post is to be believed, the identity of the picture, was a 4 year 3 months old Neeru Deshpandey from Nagpur. However, Mayank Shah, group product manager, put all the folklore to rest and revealed: It's actually an illustration by Everest back in the 60s. It is one of the largest selling products in the world, if the number equivalent to its annual sales is kept end to end, 192 is the number of times one could go around the world. What? 51
  52. 52. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 52
  53. 53. Answer 53 Parle-G girl
  54. 54. 17 54 Extract from Terry Pratchett’s “Soul Music”. FITB
  55. 55. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 55
  56. 56. Answer 56 Lyre/Liar
  57. 57. 18 “_____ __ _________” (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid- March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. The 2018 edition was held from 9 - 18 March. What is the name of this festival which is a wordplay of a Hitchcock’s film name? 57
  58. 58. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 58
  59. 59. Answer 59 South by Southwest
  60. 60. 64
  61. 61. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 65
  62. 62. Answer 66 Smells like teen spirit
  63. 63. Taken from German typographer Rudolf Koch’s Book of Signs, a single circle intersecting three vesica pisces (a triquetra). It is intended to symbolise a person who possesses both confidence and competence
  64. 64. Taken from the same book, three interlocking (Borromean) rings, it represents the triad of mother, father and child, but, inverted, it also happens to be the logo for Ballantine beer.
  65. 65. A feather within a circle, based on the sign of the supposed Mu civilisation
  66. 66. 70
  67. 67. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 71
  68. 68. Answer 72
  69. 69. 21It is debated that feminism is a theme of this movie - a movie which one may almost intuitively associate with ‘toxic masculinity’. Here are excerpts from reviews supporting this point of view - “Throughout the film, the female lead demonstrates the physicality of a hero committed to a rescue mission. In the end, the movie...sets up the start of a matriarchal society as an antidote to the barbarian, warlike tribes that came before". “She (the female lead) is a sharpshooting powerhouse and a character exactly equal to the male lead (also the titular character). In fact he is actually a secondary figure” and the movie is “about a feminist revolt” against the barbarian ruler. Which movie (latest of a famous franchise)? 73
  70. 70. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 74
  71. 71. Answer 75 Mad Max : Fury Road
  72. 72. 22 Percival is a Polish folk music band, fascinated with history and historical reenactment. The name "Percival" refers not to any historical figure, but to the gnome named Percival Schuttenbach from “Y “ series of novels written by X. In a ‘dream come true’ for the band, they were invited to compose music for the game based on the same novel, which achieved critical acclaim, with both the game and the soundtrack bagging multiple awards. ID Y, bonus for X 76
  73. 73. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 77
  74. 74. Answer 78 The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt Andrzej Sapkowski
  75. 75. 23 79 The official name of Guyana is the ______ Republic of Guyana, the only country in the world to have this prefix. What prefix which will remind you of banks and societies in India.
  76. 76. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 80
  77. 77. Answer 81 Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  78. 78. 24 This word, surprisingly, was made by Van Helmont in the 17th CE from the greek word that also gave us ‘chaos’. This was properly because, he realized that there were many different types of ______, as evidenced by his discovery of CO2. What word? 82
  79. 79. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 83
  80. 80. Answer 84 Gas
  81. 81. 25 The romans gave three distinctions for this activity : basium,osculum and savium. Basium : between acquintances Osculum : between friends Savium : between lovers. Which activity. 85
  82. 82. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 86
  83. 83. Answer 87 Kissing (osculation is still a word for it)
  84. 84. 26 Lola Montez was an Irish actress who became famous as a ‘Spanish dancer’, courtesan and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She has been repeatedly mentioned as an inspiration as a character from a famous 1891 work of fiction. ID this women, a powerful performer who also influences national politics, through her relationship with a powerful individual, and whom the protagonist greatly admired for her intellect. 88
  85. 85. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 89
  86. 86. Answer 90 Irene Adler
  87. 87. 27 Launched in 2002, and still operational, the German American project GRACE (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment), has two satellites in high polar orbit, chasing each other round the earth and tracking their mutual distance. This is to measure gravitational anomalies to help create the most accurate map ever of the earth’s gravitational field. The two satellites are aptly named for which two adversarial but much loved characters in film and TV. ID the names. 91
  88. 88. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 92
  89. 89. Answer 93 Tom and Jerry
  90. 90. 28 94 According to historians, this is the oldest device of personal hygiene still used by humans. The skulls of Neanderthals, as well as Homo sapiens have shown clear signs of uses of this item. Versions made of bronze, silver and gold have been found as burial objects in prehistoric apes Which item of fairly regular daily use are we talking about?
  91. 91. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 95
  92. 92. Answer 96 Toothpicks
  93. 93. 29 Speaking at a lecture in 2013, US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch noted with concern that his professions reflected image in pop culture was no longer ‘X’ but ‘Y’. ‘X’ is one of the most beloved characters in 20th CE fiction and the hero of a Pulitzer prize winning 1960 novel. ‘Y’, of course, is how ‘Jimmy McGill’ is better known to us. ID ‘X’ and ‘Y’. 97
  94. 94. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 98
  95. 95. Answer 99 X : Atticus Finch Y : Saul Goodman
  96. 96. 30 The scientific name of this famous predator literally means ‘fearsome dog’ and it roamed the western hemisphere till 10,000 years ago. It came back into the spotlight after featuring in a smash hit TV Series in the last few years. Name this creature. 100
  97. 97. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 101
  98. 98. Answer 102 Direwolf
  99. 99. 31 What is this exhibit which you can find at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia in 46 microscopic slides? 103
  100. 100. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 104
  101. 101. Answer 105 Einstein’s brain
  102. 102. 32 During his term as the editor of the skateboard magazine, ‘Big Brother’ in the 1990s, Dave Carnie coined this portmanteau term to refer to the sort of relationships that developed between skaters who spent a great deal of time together. ID the term 106
  103. 103. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 107
  104. 104. Answer 108 Bromance
  105. 105. 33 109 Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB) is a YouTube webseries created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist .The series pits notable historical and pop culture figures, real and fictional, against one another in a rap battle format. The characters portrayed are determined by suggestions from viewers in the comments sections of the channel's videos. The next slide shows a clip from the series. Id the personalities who are having a showdown.
  106. 106. “ Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 110
  107. 107. Answer 111 Stanley Kubrick and Michael Bay
  108. 108. 34 112 The next slide shows another clip from the series. Id all the personalities ‘except Lenin’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT2z0nrsQ8o&list=RDZT2z0nrsQ8o&start_radio=1
  109. 109. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 113
  110. 110. Answer 114 In order- Rasputin, Stalin, Gorbachev and Putin
  111. 111. 35 Another one from ERB, this time an audio clip. ID the personality. Who and what is he dissing. 115
  112. 112. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 116
  113. 113. Answer 117 Personality – JRR Tolkien On the receiving end – GRR Martin and his ASOIAF
  114. 114. 36 In September 2016, woman rights activist Trupti Desai, Who ran a campaign to gain into Shani Shignapur Temple was approached to participate in Big Boss Season 10. She said that she’ll consider joining it but on one condition. The condition was not accepted by the producers of the show and hence she didn’t take part in it. What was the condition? 118
  115. 115. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 119
  116. 116. Answer 120 She wanted the voice of BIGG BOSS to be changed to female voice.
  117. 117. 37 Johnny Walker has released a limited edition of scotch whisky, inspired by the most enigmatic and feared character on a hit show. Created by whisky specialist George Harper alongside the small team of expert blenders at Johnny Walker. This innovative whiskey is best served directly from the freezer. What the name of the Whiskey? 121
  118. 118. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 122
  119. 119. Answer 123 White Walker
  120. 120. 38 Both Indian and Australian teams were spotted wearing black armbands today on day one of the 4th test. Australian team were wearing it as a mark of respect to former batsman Bill Watson who passed away recently. Why was the Indian team wearing black armbands? 124
  121. 121. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 125
  122. 122. Answer 126 As a mark of respect to Ramakant Acharekar (Sachin’s childhood coach)
  123. 123. 127
  124. 124. Presentation design You don’t need to keep this slide in your presentation. It’s only here to serve you as a design guide if you need to create new slides or download the fonts to edit the presentation in PowerPoint® 129
  125. 125. TIEbreaker The impossible forward angling of this work of art was explained by X-Ray studies which revealed a massive lead counterweight in the base serving as an anchor, and coiling iron armatures, holding core material in place. Which work in art? 130
  126. 126. Quotations are commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. 131
  127. 127. Answer 132 The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
  128. 128. Now you can use any emoji as an icon! And of course it resizes without losing quality and you can change the color. How? Follow Google instructions https://twitter.com/googledocs/status/730087240156643328 ✋👆👉👍👤👦👧👨👩👪💃🏃💑❤😂 😉😋😒😭👶😸🐟🍒🍔💣📌📖🔨🎃🎈 🎨🏈🏰🌏🔌🔑 and many more... 😉 133

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