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Poster:madhav
Date:2008-07-14 13:08
Subject:And the answers..
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Mood: crappy

1. Complete the list: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Ed Binns, Jack Warden, _____ _____, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber.

# Henry Fonda, 12 Angry Men

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Poster:madhav
Date:2008-07-04 15:58
Subject:Questions from the recent Entertainment Quiz at the KQA, by me and kvk
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Mood: apathetic

Some questions from the prelims:

1. Complete the list: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Ed Binns, Jack Warden, _____ _____, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber.

2. Steinway & Sons, established in 1853, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality pianos. Since 1996, its stocks have been traded in the NYSE using the initials of a famous personality as the ticker symbol. Who?

3. Complete this line from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s introduction to The Scarlet Letter, titled The Custom-House:

“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into _______________.”


4. This movie’s title was registered with Kumar Gaurav. The director showed him the film and, much impressed, Gaurav relinquished the title. This prompted the director to thank him in the opening credits. Name this movie, based on a Gujarati play called Aatam Vinjhe Paankh, by Prakash Kapadia, which in turn was based on a Hollywood film.

5. This director claims to have created his script from three unrelated stories printed in the Los Angeles Times. The stories were unrelated but all had the same theme - a young immigrant male, said to be from Combodia, would have a bad dream from which he woke up screaming. He would avoid sleeping as much as possible but when he did next, he would awake screaming and writhing and then die of a heart attack. The same story appeared in three six monthly intervals in the paper, at different locations in California.

The director incorporated these elements into his film, which went on to be his first major hit. Name the director and the film.

6. He has an organic cheese making farm in Coonoor, called Acres Wild. The ‘about me’ page on the farm's website reads:

“… Did several years of engineering at institutions like IIT, Cornell and M.I.T. to finally decide that I would never pass my Bachelor of Science. So took leave from college in 1980 and ended up making 4 Hindi feature films... All this was while I was plotting about how to run away from Mumbai City and live on a sailboat and sail around the world, but that did not happen. But twenty four years later I did get away. So now it is Acres Wild and whatever it entails.”


Identify.

7. It owes its origins to a 1921 Saturday Evening Post story, ‘The Song of the Dragon’. In order to discuss certain plot elements of this film, the director and the writer met with Robert Millikan at Caltech in mid-1945, before the Manhattan Project became public. (This resulted in the FBI keeping the director under surveillance for three months.) Millikan refused to divulge much, but confirmed that the substance of their primary interest could fit in a wine bottle.

Identify the movie.

8. This song's reign at number-one in the UK occurred as the region was hit by extreme rainfall and flooding, which led some people to jokingly suggest the two events were related, the media referring to it as the “___ Curse”. Interestingly, the precise day the song was knocked from the #1 position, the weather seemed to improve.

A similar situation occurred in New Zealand, when the song hit #1 as the country was experiencing some of the worst storms in history. Greece had a very bad run of heatwaves until this song peaked at #4, when it started raining.

Recently, the follow up to this song hit #1 in the UK and sure enough, the rains came back. Name the song and the artist.

9. Joe Hill, writer, received the first ever Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award from the British Fantasy Society, at the 31st Fantasycon. His first book, a short-story collection titled 20th Century Ghosts, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fantasy Collection in 2005. He is also the author of Locke & Key, the first issue of which sold out within a day of its release on Feb 20, 2008.

Name his dad.

10. The Buy 'n Large Corporation's Waste Allocation Load Lifter•Earth-Class  was in the news recently. Why?

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Poster:davenchit
Date:2008-03-26 18:46
Subject:
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Mood:accomplished

A week later, replies have dried up, so here go the answers:

1. General George Owen Squier, the inventor of multiplexing, created this to calm people unfamiliar with a new and increasingly common invention;
Among the techniques he used was Stimulus Progression, in which 15 minute slots were ordered from least to most stimulating;
Like Skynet, and with similar evil intent, his invention spread everywhere: in dorm rooms and office buildings, in factories and schools;
He was inspired by George Eastman.
In what way was he inspired? And what were people scared of?

A: He was inspired by the Eastman's brand name- Kodak- and named his brand Muzak. People were scared of elevators- our man introduced "elevator music" to calm them down.

2. Many British lexicographers and writers [including Orwell] campaigned against the tendency to use classical words, and words from the descendants of classical languages. Thus, lunatic might be replaced by mooned and crucified by crossed.
In the mid-60s( the year is important), humourist Paul Jennings, in a special edition of Punch, recast the opening lines of a famous soliloquy in this kind of ‘Anglish’:

To be or not to be; that is the ask-thing:
Is’t higher-thinking in the brain to bear
The slings and arrows of outrageous dooming
Or to take weapons ‘gainst a sea of brothers
And by againstwork end them?

Under what circumstances might we have seen Shakespeare write in this way?

A: Nicely worked out by a couple of people- the year was 1966, and Shakespeare would have spoken this way if the Battle of Hastings had not happened. The Normans brought with them a flood of Latin, Greek and words from the Romance languages, changing the English language forever.


3. Complete the list:

Orteig inspired:

Archon, Automobile, _____ _____, ______

A: Cracked by 'alfbrain- these are the X prizes. Google Lunar and Ansari.

4. This plant is found in North Africa, from Libya to northern Tanzania in particular. In 1911, the German entomologist Wilhelm Kattwinkel stumbled on a geographical feature while searching for butterflies. He asked the Masai what the place was called and, thinking that he was referring to the plant, told him the name of the plant. Its name now has a “v” in the third last letter instead of the “p”.
Because of the associations of this place, Peter deGrace and Leslie Stahl wrote a book about Computer Aided Software Engineering called the ____ Imperative. This was because of the observations made at this place that:
“there was no abrupt end to one type of tool with the development of a new tool. Rather, as new techniques developed through experimentation and refinement, the tool evolved to fit the user.”

What place?

A: Olduvai Gorge. nvivek was the only one to get this tough question. Well done!

5. This masterpiece, now known (in generic form) in most households and schools, was dedicated by ______ in elaborate terms to Prince Ferdinando d’Medici, Cardinal, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Protector of Spain. It presented to him “Italy, flower of the earth”. The stated reason for the dedication was a tortuous genealogy linking the Prince to Janus’ tutor _____. A mythical figure, _____ was a very “skilful astronomer” and, appropriately, “the first to discourse of the sphere”. Fill in BOTH blanks.

A:Mercator and Atlas.

6. The origin of this canard is said to date from the young Prince Alexander’s meeting with Celtic speakers in 355 BC. Ptolemy, not then king of Egypt, reported this meeting. The Celts were big men, he said, in stature and in their opinion of themselves. Alexander asked them something. Full of bravado, they replied. Current scholarly opinion holds that it is actually a mistranslation of a ritual oath. What did they say?

A: Alexander asked the Celts (who were Gauls) what they were afraid of. They boasted that they were afraid of nothing except the sky falling on their heads. From the superb "Empires of the Word" by Nicholas Ostler.

7. Australian researchers IJ Bear and RG Thomas examined the problem of the abnormally rapid response in natural seed germination following the introduction of water in regions long subject to drought or desert conditions. They suggested that “petrichor” (their coinage), associated with claylike soils, along with “geosmin” was the reason for a distinctive phenomenon which we are all familiar with. Apparently, our senses can detect one part in a hundred billion of geosmin. What phenomenon?

A: The smell of wet earth (usually after rain). Surprisingly, this was almost universally cracked. Is this a well-known funda in the south?

8. Towards the end of his career, he published a classic monograph: “The Series Paintings of Claude Monet and the Landscape of General Relativity”. He considered the question of whether there is any common base to aesthetics in art and science. He talks about : “The Haystacks; The Poplars; Early Morning on the Seine” and contrasts this with space-time charted by its geometry and the mathematics of singularities. Identify the author?

A: S. Chandrashekhar. Like halfbrain, I flicked it from "Empire of Stars". My reading habits seem to have turned ummm...imperialist.

9. Heavily influenced by the UFO craze, the first Pluto ____ spawned sales of a hundred million as well as a fake religion, ________tarianism, which holds that when a person dies his or her soul goes up to the roof, never to descend. There are two primary “sects”- ultimate and _____ golf. The term is attributed to the great comedian George Carlin.
What? Note- the first two blanks are the same word and they constitute the answer.

A: I expected this would be the universal crack. Apparently not. The answer is Frisbee and Frisbeetarianism.

10. The formal name for this derives from the Greek for `ribbon’. It was introduced by John Wallis in a book in 1655. The work was so brutally abstract that Thomas Hobbes complained of it being a “scab of symbols”.
It is the Cartesian plane curve that satisfies the equation:

(x^2 + y^2) = a^2(x^2 - y^2)

I do not need the formal Greek name. What is being referred to?

A: The symbol for infinity.

Scores:

Halfbrain- 6
Quizling- 4.5
Mrsgollum- 3
Nvivek- 2
Satyap- 1

Thanks for participating, folks. My next quiz will have some visuals but no audios.

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Poster:davenchit
Date:2008-03-19 23:16
Subject:Endless Eldritch Aeons
Security:Public
Mood: cheerful

Have passed since I did a quiz here. Some questions from the quiz I did recently for the BQC. I'll probably follow this up with a more visual questions And audios, if anyone is interested- if you are, please let me know in your comments. I don't want to put in the effort for no responses. If not, I'll simply throw in more dries.

1. General George Owen Squier, the inventor of multiplexing, created this to calm people unfamiliar with a new and increasingly common invention;
Among the techniques he used was Stimulus Progression, in which 15 minute slots were ordered from least to most stimulating;
Like Skynet, and with similar evil intent, his invention spread everywhere: in dorm rooms and office buildings, in factories and schools;
He was inspired by George Eastman.
In what way was he inspired? And what were people scared of?

2. Many British lexicographers and writers [including Orwell] campaigned against the tendency to use classical words, and words from the descendants of classical languages. Thus, lunatic might be replaced by mooned and crucified by crossed.
In the mid-60s( the year is important), humourist Paul Jennings, in a special edition of Punch, recast the opening lines of a famous soliloquy in this kind of ‘Anglish’:

To be or not to be; that is the ask-thing:
Is’t higher-thinking in the brain to bear
The slings and arrows of outrageous dooming
Or to take weapons ‘gainst a sea of brothers
And by againstwork end them?


Under what circumstances might we have seen Shakespeare write in this way?


3. Complete the list:

Orteig inspired:

Archon, Automobile, _____ _____, ______

4. This plant is found in North Africa, from Libya to northern Tanzania in particular. In 1911, the German entomologist Wilhelm Kattwinkel stumbled on a geographical feature while searching for butterflies. He asked the Masai what the place was called and, thinking that he was referring to the plant, told him the name of the plant. Its name now has a “v” in the third last letter instead of the “p”.
Because of the associations of this place, Peter deGrace and Leslie Stahl wrote a book about Computer Aided Software Engineering called the ____ Imperative. This was because of the observations made at this place that:
“there was no abrupt end to one type of tool with the development of a new tool. Rather, as new techniques developed through experimentation and refinement, the tool evolved to fit the user.”

What place?

5. This masterpiece, now known (in generic form) in most households and schools, was dedicated by ______ in elaborate terms to Prince Ferdinando d’Medici, Cardinal, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Protector of Spain. It presented to him “Italy, flower of the earth”. The stated reason for the dedication was a tortuous genealogy linking the Prince to Janus’ tutor _____. A mythical figure, _____ was a very “skilful astronomer” and, appropriately, “the first to discourse of the sphere”. Fill in BOTH blanks.

6. The origin of this canard is said to date from the young Prince Alexander’s meeting with Celtic speakers in 355 BC. Ptolemy, not then king of Egypt, reported this meeting. The Celts were big men, he said, in stature and in their opinion of themselves. Alexander asked them something. Full of bravado, they replied. Current scholarly opinion holds that it is actually a mistranslation of a ritual oath. What did they say?

7. Australian researchers IJ Bear and RG Thomas examined the problem of the abnormally rapid response in natural seed germination following the introduction of water in regions long subject to drought or desert conditions. They suggested that “petrichor” (their coinage), associated with claylike soils, along with “geosmin” was the reason for a distinctive phenomenon which we are all familiar with. Apparently, our senses can detect one part in a hundred billion of geosmin. What phenomenon?

8. Towards the end of his career, he published a classic monograph: “The Series Paintings of Claude Monet and the Landscape of General Relativity”. He considered the question of whether there is any common base to aesthetics in art and science. He talks about : “The Haystacks; The Poplars; Early Morning on the Seine” and contrasts this with space-time charted by its geometry and the mathematics of singularities. Identify the author?

9. Heavily influenced by the UFO craze, the first Pluto ____ spawned sales of a hundred million as well as a fake religion, ________tarianism, which holds that when a person dies his or her soul goes up to the roof, never to descend. There are two primary “sects”- ultimate and _____ golf. The term is attributed to the great comedian George Carlin.
What? Note- the first two blanks are the same word and they constitute the answer.

10. The formal name for this derives from the Greek for `ribbon’. It was introduced by John Wallis in a book in 1655. The work was so brutally abstract that Thomas Hobbes complained of it being a “scab of symbols”.
It is the Cartesian plane curve that satisfies the equation:

(x^2 + y^2) = a^2(x^2 - y^2)

I do not need the formal Greek name. What is being referred to?

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2008-02-02 19:19
Subject:20 Somethings
Security:Public
Mood:awake

As usual, apologies for the late replies. Been sick and travelling, if that counts for valid excuses. Here go the answers, scores

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2007-12-27 20:22
Subject:20 Somethings..
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Mood: sleepy

20 dry/static visual connect questions from a quiz I conducted earlier. Request the dead to wake up in attendance.

1. The average American watches a lot of football and often dissects the whys and hows of an American football game once it is done with. The ritual is performed after a Sunday night game and hence originates this term, which is used in American sports journalism to describe "the practice of offering advice/criticism, in retrospect, concerning decisions made by others."

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2007-12-25 21:24
Subject:Theme quiz answers
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Mood: cranky

Low turnout. Wonder where everyone is. Here go the answers

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2007-12-16 16:30
Subject:Theme Quiz
Security:Public

Following is the theme round from the quiz I conducted at K-circle Hyderabad this weekend. The live quiz had a running theme that could be guessed as answers kept getting revealed. Am not sure the online version permits the same liberty. Suggestions are welcome on tuning the theme format to suit future posts.

Quick rules/scoring:
a>There are 2 unrelated sets of questions - each set with a common theme.
b>+5 for guessing the theme, +1 for linking each answer with the theme.
c>Theme1 is off-limits for those who attended my quiz
d>Theme2 was a discard for my quiz and is open to all.

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Answers, scores when replies dry up. Suggestions/complaints/curses are welcome.

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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-12-06 13:02
Subject:Answers and Scores
Security:Public
Mood: annoyed

1. Produced by Patricia Hitchcock and directed by Daniel Raim, this documentary was nominated for an Oscar in 2001. It was based on the life and work of Production and Art designer Robert Boyle. The documentary was named after a throw-away joke by Alfred Hitchcock, often mistaken as the working title of one of his movies. Name the documentary

# The Man On Lincoln's Nose

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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-11-27 15:55
Subject:Movie Quiz
Security:Public
Mood: blank

These are some of the questions from a movie quiz that I conducted for the KQA this Sunday. Also, since this community seems to be almost dead, please let me know if any of you would like to set a quiz. It's been a while. A long, long while.

1. Produced by Patricia Hitchcock and directed by Daniel Raim, this documentary was nominated for an Oscar in 2001. It was based on the life and work of Production and Art designer Robert Boyle. The documentary was named after a throw-away joke by Alfred Hitchcock, often mistaken as the working title of one of his movies. Name the documentary

2. The author of the original story was in a script-readthrough session with the movie’s scriptwriters. The script had a line which had one of the main characters tell another, “I knew a girl once, whose hair…”. The author laughed, wrote a little note in the margin of the script and slid it back to the scriptwriter. Absolutely vague of course, but name any of the following:


  • The author

  • The character who said he knew a girl

  • The character to whom he said it

  • The little note



3. Ansel __, a preacher from Rhode Island, was probably the first ever documented case of dissociative fugue. On January 17, 1887, he went to Providence, Rhode Island, then continued on until he reached Norristown, Pennsylvania, where he set up shop as a stationer and confectioner using the name A. J. Brown.

On Monday, March 14, he awakened in the morning not knowing where he was and with no memory of the preceding two months, still believing it was January. His nephew, William James, the pioneering American psychologist and philosopher, took him back home and went on to document this strange case.

What was Ansel’s last name?

4. To get the lip sync correctly captured in slow motion, the song was played back at double the speed during filming. The actors had to sync their lip movements at this high speed. The problem was that they also had to ensure their body movements was at normal speed, an extremely difficult task, since when you talk fast, you tend to move your body and hands fast as well. In the final film the song was then played at its normal speed and the corresponding picture synced to it, thus getting the desired effect. Which song?

5. What connects Lovedale, Gubbare, Matrimony, Rice Plate, High on the Highway, Zahir, Pooranmashi, Strangers in the Night, Sex on the Beach and Rise & Fall?

6. AFI came up with a list of 100 Heroes and Villains, in 2007. Atticus Finch was voted the #1 hero and Hannibal Lecter the #1 villain. Name the only character who featured in both lists - hero #48 and villain #22.

7. Animator supreme Brad Bird once said, "I put references of A-113 into every single one of my films, including my Simpsons episodes—it's sort of my version of Hirschfeld's "Nina"". Bird first used it for a license plate number in the Amazing Stories episode Family Dog. It has since appeared in other Disney and Pixar movies, for example:

  • Toy Story – the license plate number on Andy's Mom's minivan

  • The Incredibles – the room number in Syndrome's lair.

  • The Incredibles - the prison level where Mr. Incredible is held is "Level A1" in Cell # 13

  • The Iron Giant – the license plate on a car partially eaten by the Giant; the 3 is bitten off.


However, the big question is, what exactly is A-113?

8. Ellis R Dungan was born on May 11, 1909 in Ohio. He bought his first box camera to take pictures for the school yearbook, for which he was editor-in-chief. Directed his first film in 1936, which incidentally was the first film appearance of a legendary actor. He also made a bilingual film in 1945, considered a major landmark and remembered to this day. Dungan was engaged to make propaganda films during the Second World War, of which Returning Soldier was an example.

Name the bilingual film made by Dungan. Name the legendary actor too, for an extra point.

9. Identify the person who wrote the following for an article in Harper’s Bazaar:

I met Harpo for the first time in his garden. He was naked, crowned with roses, and in the center of a veritable forest of harps (he was surrounded by at least five hundred harps). He was caressing, like a new Leda, a dazzling white swan, and feeding it a statue of the Venus de Milo made of cheese, which he grated against the strings of the nearest harp. An almost spring like breeze drew a curious murmur from the harp forest. In Harpo's pupils glows the same spectral light to be observed in Picasso's.

10. Who, about what?:

“When Harvey asked me to write it, I wasn’t going to say no outright, so I said, “Send me a video.” He said, “No, I don’t want you to see this on video. I want you to see this on the big screen.

“The film started, and all of a sudden there’s a giant demon creature that turns out to be a giant boar but looks like a spider covered with snake-worms, and I was hooked. I sat there, and sat there, and sat, and came out at the end and said, “I have to do this. I have to be involved. This is so cool, and I’ve never seen anything like it. I love the gods, and I love the animals and monsters and the people. I love the complexity of the people and all the motives.”


Answers in a week, or thereabouts.

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2007-10-01 20:29
Subject:JAQ - Answers
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Mood: amused

Okay, am late. Here go the answers after people have prodded, elbowed and come close to killing me so I post them. 

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Poster:mrsgollum
Date:2007-09-18 18:16
Subject:JAQ
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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-04-04 09:42
Subject:Movie quiz - Answers
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1. “With great power there must also come great responsibility”. A minor variant of this now famous quote first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15, Aug 1962 – the first Spider-man story. It also appeared in the 2002 movie version. This quote was also used in a novella published in 1976, but was omitted from its film version in 1999. Name the novella / film

## The Bicentennial Man, by Isaac Asimov
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Poster:rocknroll04
Date:2007-03-16 11:55
Subject:Open quiz at JNU
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Hi
Kutub Quizzers is doing a open quiz at JNU on sunday, March 18th at 2:30 pm at the SSS auditorium in the JNU campus. Teams of 3 are invited. The quiz will be conducted by Udutta and Shambhu who have been regulars on the Bangalore and chennai ciruits in the past. Hope to see you all there.


Registration on the spot.

Regards

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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-03-13 15:05
Subject:Movie Quiz - samples from the finals
Security:Public
Mood: cold

1. “With great power there must also come great responsibility”. A minor variant of this now famous quote first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15, Aug 1962 – the first Spider-man story. It also appeared in the 2002 movie version. This quote was also used in a novella published in 1976, but was omitted from its film version in 1999. Name the novella / film

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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-03-11 16:32
Subject:Answers and Scores to the Movie Quiz
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Mood: full

1. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme is an international initiative launched in 1992 in order to guard against collective amnesia, calling upon the preservation of valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world, thereby ensuring their wide dissemination. The only movies that belong to this programme are the Lumiere films, Louis Bunuel’s Los Olvidados and this sci-fi classic. Which?

## Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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Poster:madhav
Date:2007-03-01 07:38
Subject:Movie quiz
Security:Public
Mood:awake

A few questions from the prelims of the movie quiz I conducted for the KQA last Sunday:

1. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme is an international initiative launched in 1992 in order to guard against collective amnesia, calling upon the preservation of valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world, thereby ensuring their wide dissemination. The only movies that belong to this programme are the Lumiere films, Louis Bunuel’s Los Olvidados and this sci-fi classic. Which?

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Poster:rocknroll04
Date:2007-01-21 21:05
Subject:Answers- A year end sports quiz
Security:Public
Mood: content

1. Rahul Dravid, apart from playing for India, went on and played some invitational matches for Scotland. Mark and Steve Waugh have also played for another national team. Which one?
Ans. Ireland


2. V. Royle, F. Emmeet and T. Mackinnon of England were the part of a hat trick. Who was the bowler and what started hence?
Ans. Slight error in the phrasing, the funda is that this was the first ever Hat Trick, and this spell as a whole, started the Ashes


3. This term traces its origin to a opera by French composer Edmond Audran, who was a unknown entity till he churned this production out in 1880. The plotline revolves around a farmgirl who would bring good luck to whoever had posession of her, provided that she stayed a virgin. The term has become integral to sports and sporting events. what?
Ans. The opera was El Mascote, and the term is the Mascot


4. This has been a demonstration sport at the Mexico games of 1968, and in Barcelona 92. It is believed that London may also join the fray in 2012. Various forms of this are available all over the world. Mainly available in Basque and Valencian variations, they both differ in whether a wall or fellow players are used. What sport?
Ans. Pelote, or Pelota


5. Douglas Kirkpatrick, of the US Air Force quipped, "____ _____ has overcome the acceleration of the earth's gravity by the use of muscle power in the vertical plane, thus producing a low altitude earth orbit". Who?

Ans. Michael Jordan

6. The world champion in this sport gets to wear a wide rope, as do other competitors, depending upon their ranks. The rope's weight can go as high as 20 kgs. what title comes from this practice?

Ans. Yokozuna, means wide rope

7. As a 17 year old from Kandarpur in Orissa, he would get up in the morning to travel to Cuttack to oil Six kilometers of track and even do the hazardous task of checking the wiring. Later on in the day, he would do what he does best, and would pick up the ball and run in and bowl his off spinners. His teammates included fringe players like Murali Kartik, JP Yadav and Sanjay Bangar. They also had to lead a similar life of struggle. However, they won the Ranji in 2002 and thus some measure of redemption was achieved. He has also been a prominent member of India A and the Board President's teams. Who?

Ans. the least answered question, only one or two people got this one, Shows how brilliant our domestic cricket is.
The Answer is Kulamani Parids

8. As we have Siddhuisms, there is another school of sayings called _____. Examples include "It ain't over 'till it's over!". "It's Dejavu all over again!". He is believed to have inspired a cartoon character. Who?
Ans Yogiisms
Yogi Berra


9. Sir C. Aubrey Smith started this is 1946. He had become a major star in the US and wanted to start a cricket club. Notable ex players include PG Wodehouse, Boris Karloff, Sir Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant and even Ajay Jadeja. What did he start?
Ans. Hollywood cricket club


10. Born and raised in Mallorca, he comes from a family of sportsmen. His uncle, Miguel Angel was a defender for the Spanish football team, and was nicknamed 'El Carnicero or the butcher for his methods. Another one of his uncles, taught him how to play left handed and acts as his coach. Known for a fondness for pirate pants and playstation, he has risen to be one of the best in the world. Who?
Ans Rafael Nadal


11. What became a permanent feature of the American sports calendar in 1905 after the New York Giants refused to play the Boston Red Sox the previous year?
Ans. the world series of baseball

12. Dr. Robert Cade and Dr.Dana Shires at the university of Florida in 1966 and named it after the university's football team. In 1967, the team upstaged all comers to lead a remarkable recovery to win the Orange Bowl title. When the coach of the runners-up, Georgia Tech was asked why they had lost, he quipped. "We didn't have ______. That made the difference. What?
Ans. Gatorade


13. For the 2012 Olympics, which athlete campaigned for the bids of Paris and New York both?
Ans. Lance Armstrong


14. This governing body was founded on July 24, 1924, yet, remained hapless till 1946 until the death of the ‘official’ world champion. Its motto is Gens una sumus, meaning "We are one people". What?
Ans FIDE, Alekhein was the man

15. The cathedral bell of the church at Emila-Romagna in Italy is rung on a special occasion apart from the usual business of the church. When?
Ans. whenever Ferrari wins a Grand Prix, the town is the birth place of Enzo Ferrari

16. England and Scotland play a lot of Rugby matches. However, when they play in the Six Nations, they also contest a particular trophy. The first match for this was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, on 10 March 1879 and ended in a draw; Scotland scored a drop goal and England a goal. As of 2006, 113 matches for this have taken place. What?
Ans. Calcutta cup

17. King James II decreed that both ‘Fute-ball and Golfe be utterly cryed downe’ in 1457. It was believed that these two sports had a direct bearing on another sport, which at the time was integral to the Scottish Culture. Which sport?
Ans. Archery

18. This game is mentioned by Firdausi in Shahnama. Various sources of origin are believed, with the Guinness book claiming that the sport started in Manipur from where is spread out west. A verse is found in Skardu in Pakistan near Kashmir, which was a part of the old Silk Route. It reads-

"Let other people play at other things—
the King of Games is still the Game of Kings"
Ans. Polo

19. James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok, was a US Civil war soldier for the Union Army. Later on, he became a law enforcer and a gunfighter, and is still a cult wild west hero. On Aug 2, 1876, he was playing Poker at Nuttal and Man’s Saloon no. 10 in Deadwood. After looking for his favorite corner seat went in vain, he decided to sit with his back to the door. He had a pair of aces, and a pair of eights, all black cards. The series of events which followed have given a name to this set of cards. What?
Ans. He was shot in the back of the head and the set came to be called as a dead man's hand


20. Vijay Amritraj was famously the ‘A’ of the ‘ABC’. He didn’t however, live up to his early promise. He also starred in the Bond film ‘Octopussy’, where he plays ‘Vijay’. He uses a tennis racket to stop some bad guys, and utters something. What words does he utter?

ans. game set and match

scores
Mrsgollum (navin)-5
iyer_the_gr8 - 10 with one google, atleast the man is honest enough to admit, so full points to him
Jay (jayasankarvs)-8, sexy answer on the last question, Dharam garam would have been proud of u
Vivek Nallur (nvivek)-3, a bonus point for adding his Airness to MJ

Meshughah12- the first to respond, and as it turns out, the best, wins it with 14.

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Poster:rocknroll04
Date:2007-01-10 19:13
Subject:a sports quiz
Security:Public
Mood: blah

1. Rahul Dravid, apart from playing for India, went on and played some invitational matches for Scotland. Mark and Steve Waugh have also played for another national team. Which one?



2. V. Royle, F. Emmeet and T. Mackinnon of England were the part of a hat trick. Who was the bowler and what started hence?



3. This term traces its origin to a opera by French composer Edmond Audran, who was a unknown entity till he churned this production out in 1880. The plotline revolves around a farmgirl who would bring good luck to whoever had posession of her, provided that she stayed a virgin. The term has become integral to sports and sporting events. what?



4. This has been a demonstration sport at the Mexico games of 1968, and in Barcelona 92. It is believed that London may also join the fray in 2012. Various forms of this are available all over the world. Mainly available in Basque and Valencian variations, they both differ in whether a wall or fellow players are used. What sport?



5. Douglas Kirkpatrick, of the US Air Force quipped, "____ _____ has overcome the acceleration of the earth's gravity by the use of muscle power in the vertical plane, thus producing a low altitude earth orbit". Who?



6. The world champion in this sport gets to wear a wide rope, as do other competitors, depending upon their ranks. The rope's weight can go as high as 20 kgs. what title comes from this practice?



7. As a 17 year old from Kandarpur in Orissa, he would get up in the morning to travel to Cuttack to oil Six kilometers of track and even do the hazardous task of checking the wiring. Later on in the day, he would do what he does best, and would pick up the ball and run in and bowl his off spinners. His teammates included fringe players like Murali Kartik, JP Yadav and Sanjay Bangar. They also had to lead a similar life of struggle. However, they won the Ranji in 2002 and thus some measure of redemption was achieved. He has also been a prominent member of India A and the Board President's teams. Who?



8. As we have Siddhuisms, there is another school of sayings called _____. Examples include "It ain't over 'till it's over!". "It's Dejavu all over again!". He is believed to have inspired a cartoon character. Who?



9. Sir C. Aubrey Smith started this is 1946. He had become a major star in the US and wanted to start a cricket club. Notable ex players include PG Wodehouse, Boris Karloff, Sir Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant and even Ajay Jadeja. What did he start?



10. Born and raised in Mallorca, he comes from a family of sportsmen. His uncle, Miguel Angel was a defender for the Spanish football team, and was nicknamed 'El Carnicero or the butcher for his methods. Another one of his uncles, taught him how to play left handed and acts as his coach. Known for a fondness for pirate pants and playstation, he has risen to be one of the best in the world. Who?



11. What became a permanent feature of the American sports calendar in 1905 after the New York Giants refused to play the Boston Red Sox the previous year?





12. Dr. Robert Cade and Dr.Dana Shires at the university of Florida in 1966 and named it after the university's football team. In 1967, the team upstaged all comers to lead a remarkable recovery to win the Orange Bowl title. When the coach of the runners-up, Georgia Tech was asked why they had lost, he quipped. "We didn't have ______. That made the difference. What?



13. For the 2012 Olympics, which athlete campaigned for the bids of Paris and New York both?



14. This governing body was founded on July 24, 1924, yet, remained hapless till 1946 until the death of the ‘official’ world champion. Its motto is Gens una sumus, meaning "We are one people". What?



15. The cathedral bell of the church at Emila-Romagna in Italy is rung on a special occasion apart from the usual business of the church. When?



16. England and Scotland play a lot of Rugby matches. However, when they play in the Six Nations, they also contest a particular trophy. The first match for this was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, on 10 March 1879 and ended in a draw; Scotland scored a drop goal and England a goal. As of 2006, 113 matches for this have taken place. What?



17. King James II decreed that both ‘Fute-ball and Golfe be utterly cryed downe’ in 1457. It was believed that these two sports had a direct bearing on another sport, which at the time was integral to the Scottish Culture. Which sport?



18. This game is mentioned by Firdausi in Shahnama. Various sources of origin are believed, with the Guinness book claiming that the sport started in Manipur from where is spread out west. A verse is found in Skardu in Pakistan near Kashmir, which was a part of the old Silk Route. It reads-





"Let other people play at other things—

the King of Games is still the Game of Kings"







19. James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok, was a US Civil war soldier for the Union Army. Later on, he became a law enforcer and a gunfighter, and is still a cult wild west hero. On Aug 2, 1876, he was playing Poker at Nuttal and Man’s Saloon no. 10 in Deadwood. After looking for his favorite corner seat went in vain, he decided to sit with his back to the door. He had a pair of aces, and a pair of eights, all black cards. The series of events which followed have given a name to this set of cards. What?



20. Vijay Amritraj was famously the ‘A’ of the ‘ABC’. He didn’t however, live up to his early promise. He also starred in the Bond film ‘Octopussy’, where he plays ‘Vijay’. He uses a tennis racket to stop some bad guys, and utters something. What words does he utter?

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Poster:al_lude
Date:2006-12-28 12:25
Subject:Go Ogle - KQA's Annual Online Quiz Championship
Security:Public

The KQA will hold Go Ogle, its annual online quiz on 1st January 2007.
The rules are given below.

Rules

  1. Open to all solo contestants, irrespective of age or location.
  2. Prior registration is required. Please email us (kqaquizzes at gmail.com) your name, address and other contact details by 30th December 2006 or leave a response confirming your participation here.
  3. The quiz will be posted at http://community.livejournal.com/kqaquizzes
  4. Contestants may attempt the questions from 1700hrs IST on 1st Jan 2007. The quiz will be closed at 2100hrs IST.
  5. Participants will attempt the quiz at the blog.  Those who do not have a livejournal account may post reponses anonymously. Such entrants must however leave their name (and email i.d used while registering)at the bottom of the entry. Unsigned entries will not be considered.
  6. No participant is allowed more than one attempt at the quiz. Attempts at skulduggery will result in disqualification.
  7. The results and answers will be announced here by 2 January 2007. Two prizes will be given out, to winner and runner-up respectively.
Last year's quiz , if you're interested: http://community.livejournal.com/kqaquizzes/3634.html

Peace, in advance:)

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