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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: somnathc

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Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda GRAND FINALEGRAND FINALE

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• 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.

1.1. Known for his works in Quantum Mechanics, he also predicted the existence of a new zirconium-like element, which was named hafnium.

2.2. Found in the platinum ores, a transition metal is named after this country.

3.3. Its nerves are made of copper, its bones -- of graphite-fibre-synthetic tubes and its muscles -- of electric motors.

4.4. Some of the fictional materials mentioned in this series are Transparent Aluminum, Trellium-D, Dilithium, Trilithium, Latinum and Kironide.

5.5. This steel structure, with total length 8,981 ft, is the most photographed bridge in the world.

1.1. Known for his works in Quantum Mechanics, he also predicted the existence of a new zirconium-like element, which was named hafnium.

2.2. Found in the platinum ores, a transition metal is named after this country.

3.3. Its nerves are made of copper, its bones -- of graphite-fibre-synthetic tubes and its muscles -- of electric motors.

4.4. Some of the fictional materials mentioned in this series are Transparent Aluminum, Trellium-D, Dilithium, Trilithium, Latinum and Kironide.

5.5. This steel structure, with total length 8,981 ft, is the most photographed bridge in the world.

• 16 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce

Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 4 questions out of 16 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also

1.1. He was one of the most renowned metallurgists in India. After completing his Ph.D from Sheffield University, he returned to this city in 1949. How is he associated with today’s quiz?

2.2. Very much part of the study of the metals, ‘who’/‘what’ celebrated his 145th birthday just a few days earlier on 6th March, 2014?

3.3. Created by David H. Browne, chief metallurgist for International Nickel Co., naming of this alloy created a bit tension. Browne wanted to name it after the company President Ambrose Monell. But he was not allowed to do so by the Govt. authority who was in charge of trademark laws. How did Browne solve the problem? (Vis – next slide)

3.3.

4.4. Rasaratnakara, Rashrudaya and Rasendramangal  were treatises which gives a survey of the status of metallurgy and alchemy in this part of the world. Extraction of metals such as silver, gold, tin and copper from their ores and their purification were also mentioned in the treatise. Who wrote these treatises?

5.5. 1. Sterling silver (at least 92.5%) and copper (a maximum 7.5%) plated with gold; 2. Primarily composed of silver, with a little amount of copper (not exceeding 7.5%) & 3. 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and only 0.5% tin. The last time solid gold were used was in 1912. At present, the constituents are --- What is being talked about?

6.6. This mine, in a nondescript village on the Swedish island of Resarö, has been designated a historical landmark in 1989. The following no.s – 39, 65, 68 and 70 are very much part of the legend associated with this mine. Put funda.

7.7. The gold coin was known as ‘Hon’. It is believed that major no. these coins were melted by the British to destroy the local economy. Which Indian ruler issued these coins?

8.8. In 1861, Ernest ___ developed the ammonia-soda process for the manufacturing of soda ash (anhyd. sodium carbonate). The exploitation of his several patents brought him considerable wealth, which he later used for philanthropic purposes, including establishment of various educational institutions of higher studies. What did he famously introduce/establish in 1911, which usually takes place every 3 years?

9.9. Well known for his contribution in discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements, his earlier mailing address once read – ‘__ __, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, America.’, containing names which gave rise to the names of five elements. Who? (Vis – next slide)  

9.9.

10.10. What is this country doing in a quiz relating to metals and metallurgy?

11.11. Watch the video, question is in next slide.

11.11. The primary mirror from Isaac Newton’s original reflecting telescope was made up of an alloy of tin and copper with some arsenic thrown in. What is its name? (In fact, Newton was the first to successfully build a reflecting telescope in 1668, with this alloy used as the mirror)

12.12.  I am looking for a titanium-rich mineral which was discovered in the late 1960s.  

13.13. Detected in the Egyptian sculpture and Persian jewellery from the 3rd millennium BC, in the ruins of Pompeii and in China dating from the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD) and the Ming dynasty (1368– 1644 AD), this metal has been used to colour glass since the Bronze Age. Identify this metal which took its name from a German word meaning ‘goblin’, a superstitious term used by the miners.

14.14. In 1618, a farmer at a small town in Surrey, UK attempted to give his cows water from a local well. The cows refused to drink because of the water’s bitter taste, but the farmer noticed that the water seemed to heal scratches and rashes. Which metallic salt, with great medicinal and agricultural value, was thus discovered?

15.15. In his early life, he started with a series of six steam- powered machines for making bronze powder, used in the manufacture of gold paint. As a perfect example of reverse engineering, he copied and improved the bronze powder made in Nuremberg and made it capable of being made on a simple production line. The profits he made helped him in his later endeavours. What was his most important contribution in the field of metallurgy? (Vis – next slide)

15.15.

16.16.  In ‘The Fountains of Paradise’, Arthur C. Clarke wrote about space elevators - basically long cables extending from the Earth’s surface to geosynchronous orbit. These require a material with enormous tensile strength and light weight. Which real life material is most likely to fit the bill, albeit theoretically? 

• Written Round. • 10 words. • Each word carries 3 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.

Here’s a letter grid, containing 10 (technically it could be 11) names of Nobel-laureates who are directly or indirectly associated with the theme of today’s quiz.  Rules : * Look vertically & horizontally. Some may overlap. * Standard Crossword rules will not apply. Find them…….  

Z I E G L E R Q A S B R A B I E I W I S P L K O R C N F Q X J M Q U A X U E S U P P O U P M L N T F T M A X P L A N C K H D E M U E I L U H O A E J I N L U A I L I M D R K N O I B H K D O P G F I G H C R O E I L T E O T T O H A H N R E O S R D S Y E G A N A S N O D W A N O G D I C P A R

ZZ II EE GG LL EE RR Q A S B R A B II E I W I S P L K O RR C NN F Q X J MM Q U A X UU E SS U PP P O UU PP M L N TT F TT MM AA XX PP LL AA NN CC KK HH D EE M UU E I LL UU H OO A EE J II N LL U A II LL I MM D RR K NN O II BB H KK DD O PP G FF I G H C RR O EE II L TT E OO TT TT OO HH AA HH NN RR E OO S RR D S Y E GG A N AA S NN O D W A N O GG D I CC P A R

NameName YearYear Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford 1908 Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein 1921 Max PlanckMax Planck 1918 Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli 1945 Otto HahnOtto Hahn 1944 William & Lawrence BraggWilliam & Lawrence Bragg 1915 Robert MullikenRobert Mulliken 1966 Paul DiracPaul Dirac 1933 Arthur ComptonArthur Compton 1927 Karl ZieglerKarl Ziegler 1963

• 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.

1.1. Who is being shown with his wife in this Maldivian stamp? 

2.2. Austria commemorated which 1856-invention on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of nationalization of the steel industry?  

3.3. What is being depicted in this stamp? 

4.4. Venezuela, in 1988, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the National Aluminum Corporation, by issuing this stamp. Its actually a sketch of what?

5.5. Identify the gentleman shown in this stamp, who is till date, the only Noble Prize winner of his country.

1.1. Who is being shown with his wife in this Maldivian stamp? 

2.2. Austria commemorated which 1856-invention on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of nationalization of the steel industry?  

3.3. What is being depicted in this stamp? 

4.4. Venezuela, in 1988, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the National Aluminum Corporation, by issuing this stamp. Its actually a sketch of what?

5.5. Identify the gentleman shown in this stamp, who is till date, the only Noble Prize winner of his country.

• 16 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce

Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 4 questions out of 16 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also

1.1. Basil Valentine’s ‘Third Key’ shows a dragon in the foreground and a rooster eating a fox eating a rooster in the background. The rooster symbolizes gold (from its association with sunrise and the sun’s association with gold). What does the fox represent? (Vis – next slide)  

1.1.

2.2. The Marvel Comics character Captain America wears a suit of light weight X beneath his costume for added protection. A briefcase made up of X was featured in the game  ‘Resident Evil: Code Veronica’. The name of a fictitious alloy ___ used in the Star Trek universe is basically a take-off on X. Identify X, a very strong metal alloy.

3.3. This metallic device was used in 2013 by the Vatican to shield the Sistine Chapel from electronic eavesdropping during the Papal Conclave to select the next Pope. It blocks external static and non-static electric fields by channeling electricity through the mesh, providing constant voltage on all sides of the enclosure. After whom, it has been named? (vis – next 2 slides)

3.3. PrototypesPrototypes

3.3. WorkingWorking PrinciplePrinciple

4.4. What is this percussionist doing in todays quiz?

5.5.  It is the best known piece of Roman cameo glass vase, which is currently dated between AD 1 and AD 25. Since 1810, it has been kept in the British Museum in London. Name it.

6.6. Chalcedony, Agate, Onyx, Jasper, Aventurine, Tiger's eye, Rose, Milky and Smoky – are some of the major varieties of which abundantly found mineral?

7.7. The faculty, alumni and researchers of this University have won 71 Nobel Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. To date, its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements, including Einsteinium, Fermium and Lawrencium. It is the only university to have an element named after it. Name the element.

8.8. This memoir was recently voted the best science book ever written. Each chapter, with a distinct theme, is named after a particular element from the periodic table. Whose autobiography?

9.9. Salaudin and Richard the Great once had a face-off during the crusades. Richard the Great cut through a tree trunk with one swipe of his sword to show his might. In response, Salaudin is purported to have just tossed a silk scarf into the air and let it slide off his blade’s edge, cleanly cutting it into two. Richard recognized that Salaudin’s sword was much superior than his. Salaudin’s sword was known to be a Damascine sword, made from Damascus Steel. As per the recent claims, Damascus Steel was used to be made in India. What was that variety of steel called in India?

10.10. This 10.8-cm bronze artefact, is currently embroiled in a diplomatic row. Along with the ‘Priest King’, it was transported by Sir Mortimer Wheeler from Pakistan to Delhi in 1946 for an exhibition. After the Partition in 1947, Pakistan sought the return of both relics. But, it was not returned. Which bronze artefact is causing these recent troubles?

11.11. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Humberstone and Santa Laura works are the best preserved remains of a series of over 200 such sites where the largest deposit of a certain mineral is found.  Which mineral, popularly named after the country where this site is located, is being referred to? (Vis – next slide)

11.11.

12.12. Operation Popeye was a highly classified project during the Vietnam war which ran from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972 in Southeast Asia. Huge no. of Silver Iodide bombs were used to do something to facilitate the US war activities. For what specific purpose, those particular bombs were used?

13.13. The Mohs scale of mineral hardness is based on the ability of one natural sample of matter to scratch another mineral. Which mineral has the hardness value 1 in this scale? (vis – next slide)

13.13.

14.14. Which element has been blanked out? 

15.15. Electrum, a naturally occuring alloy was used for the earliest metal coins. As early as the 3rd millennium BC in Old Kingdom Egypt, it was sometimes used as an exterior coating to the pyramidions atop ancient pyramids and obelisks. Which two elements are the main components of electrum?

16.16.  Name of the current Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Indian PM recently came into the public domain because of another stalwart from a completely different field. In the process, on 4 February 2014 he became only the 3rd scientist to become a member of an elite list. Who am I talking about?

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