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Published on March 8, 2014

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General Quiz held on Women's Day in Qutopia session @ KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar.
QM-Vishwas Ahuja

It’s Different®

Rules • No ‘Pass’ing, I need an answer, however stupid • All the questions are crackable, sufficient hints are/will be given • QM’s decision will be final and binding

Home Slide Tie Breakers

Clockwise • • • • • 9 Questions Choose Your Field Direct +10/ no negative Pounce +10/-10 Infinite Bounce

...Food • The hyperbolic paraboloid is a doubly ruled surface shaped like a saddle. In a suitable coordinate system, a hyperbolic paraboloid can be represented by the equation below. • For c>0, this is a hyperbolic paraboloid that opens down along the x-axis and up along the y-axis (i.e., the parabola in the plane x=0 opens upward and the parabola in the plane y=0 opens downward). • The shape allows product to be securely stacked in a canister to prevent breakage during packaging and transport.

…Etymology • A ______ ______ is a pessimist-cum-alarmist, one who constantly warns of the possibility of calamities. • FIB

…Random • How do the currency notes from Bermuda, Colombia, Israel, Cape Verde and Switzerland differ from the ones used in the rest of the world?

Ve r t i c a l l y o r i e n t e d

…Entertainment • In ‘The Social Network’, Divya Narendra says Zukerberg became “the biggest thing on campus that included 19 Nobel laureates, 15 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 future Olympians, and a movie star.” Lawyer asks “Who was the movie star?” And the response is “Does it matter?” • So who was this movie star?

• Na t a l i e P o r t ma n

…Business • The Silk Road is a online black market which was launched in Feb’11. It can be accessed only via the anonymizing network TOR. Users can browse it anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring. All transactions happen through bitcoins. • The site’s terms of service say that they prohibit the sale of “anything who’s purpose is to harm or defraud.” This includes child pornography, stolen credit cards, assassinations and weapons of mass destruction. • What is this online market for?

Dr u g s

…Sports • A flying ace, famous for solo flight across Mediterranean without stopping • Invented the first forward firing aircraft machine gun • Fell victim to enemy fire a month before end of world war I and one day before his 30th birthday • What in sports is named after him?

…Science/IT • In 1985, Rick Macintosh, GM of Microsoft Canada was summoned to the Canadian Department of Agriculture since they had quarantined the first units of Microsoft’s version of the product. Not knowing better, the Department of Agriculture officials thought that the product posed a health risk to Canada. Which Microsoft product?

…History • Until the beginning of the 20th century, the practice of cremation was illegal in England because of the perception that it was an “unchristian” act. In 1874, the editor of the Punch magazine and several others notables formed the “Cremation Society of England” to campaign for legalization. The editor died soon afterwards, but his body couldn’t be cremated despite his wishes. His son was very disappointed with the government’s refusal to grant permission. The son’s most famous work is now regarded as a subtle effort to support the cause. The work came out around the same time that another petition for the right of cremationhad been submitted to the government. Although this famous effort did not help the legalization struggle too much, it is an enduring image in a different field. • What work?

…Mythology & Religion • X was the king of the asuras. He was an able ruler and under his leadership the asuras defeated the devas. • The story of his orgin is not given in the Linga Purana, but can be found in the Padma Purana. Indra once went on a visit to Mount Kailasa and met Shiva there. Failing to recognize Shiva, Indra hit him on the head with his vajra. A fire issued out of Shiva’s head and threatened to burn Indra up. Indra pacified Shiva and contrived to avoid destruction. But Shiva flung the fire into the ocean and from his fire a boy was born. Since he emerged from the water, the boy came to be called X. Brahma granted him the boon that he could be killed only by Shiva. • He also gives name to one of the oldest cities of north India.

• J a l a n d h a r a

Anti Clockwise • • • • • 9 Questions Choose Your Field Direct +10/ no negatives Pounce +10/-10 Infinite Bounce

...Food The food is classified into following types• Beverages(B) • Fresh Foods(FF)- to be eaten within 2 days. For psychological support • Irradiated(I) Meat • Intermediate Moisture(IM) • Natural Form(NF)- Commercial, Ready-to-eat • Rehydratable(R) Foods • Thermostabilized(T) • Extended Shelf-life Bread Products • Shelf Stable Tortillas • Condiments- Liquid salt solution, Oily Pepper Paste,etc Where do you find this classification?

Space Food

…Etymology • The word has its origin from days of sailing ships when an ornamental carving was placed at bow of the ship and served as marker’s identity. Since they did not serve any practical purpose on the ship, they have disappeared today but the word lingers on. What word?

• Figurehead

…Random • In London’s Hyde Park there is a war monument with the inscription- ‘They had no choice’ • What/Who is this memorial dedicated to?

A n i m a l s i n Wa r

…Entertainment • What makes P.H.Vazak’s 1985 Oscar nomination for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes distinct/odd?

• First Dog to be nominated for an oscar • After working for years on a script of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes(1984), Robert Towne grew dissatisfied with the production and credited his dog, P.H. Vazak, with the script. Vazak became the first dog nominated for an Oscar for screenwriting, but he did not ‘fetch’ the award.

…Business • This brand came with an advertising campaign about what the world will look like under ideal conditions. Which brand?

Ab s o l u t Vo d k a

…Sports • In 1999, the then world chess champion Gary Kasparov played a game of chess that lasted 62 moves over the course of 4 months. He said “It is the greatest game in the history of chess. The sheer number of ideas, the complexity, ad the contribution it has made to chess make it the most important game ever played.” His opponent’s participation was made possible by technological advances that were beyond the reach of world champions of previous generations. Who was his opponent?

• The World • Kasparov Vs The world was a game played over the internet. Conducting white pieces he faced the rest of the world in consultation, with moves to be decided by a majority vote. Over 50000 participated from 75 countries to eventually lose to Kasparov.

…Science/IT • X was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He invented the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube( called it ‘Kenotron’) in 1904. He is remembered today for a visual mnemonic that contains his name. Who?

J.A.Fleming(Fleming’s Left Hand Rule)

…History • On December 9,1893, a french anarchist named Auguste Vaillant made a sensational attempt to avenge the execution of Ravachol, a fellow anarchist. His attempt injured several people and he was arrested and sentenced to death. He defended his actions during the trial, maintaining that he merely wanted to wake up the privileged classes. • How did his actions and words come back into limelight some 36 years later?

• Bhagat Singh’s actions in 1929 were inspired by Vaillant’s bombing of french assembly. • Bhagat Singh even paraphrased Vaillant’s word in the pamphlets thrown inside central assembly hall “It takes a loud voice to make the deaf hear”

…History 2 • Sometime in early 1990’s, Shubha News Photo Agency, run by Shubha Sundaram(Father figure of budding photographers in Madras) called up a photographer named Haribabu as their client had requested an unknown face for the job. Haribabu agreed and accompanied 4 others to the spot, and the plan would have worked like clockwork, except for one complication. Haribabu’s inability to take photographs from a safe distance proved to be the undoing of himself and his client. • What was the job and who was the client?

Rajiv Gandhi assassination by LTTE

• • • • • Know Your Enemy 9 Questions Other team Chooses field for you Direct +15/ no negatives Pass +10/ no negatives No pounce

...Food • ____, the species of fish used to make this delicacy, are nowadays at risk of extinction due to massive overfishing around the Eurasian coastline. To combat this, ____ fisheries are becoming common across the region. Also, other species of fish such as salmon, steelhead, trout, lumpfish and whitefish are now being used to make this item. • Which species and the delicacy?

Caviar made from Sturgeon eggs

…Etymology • This word originally meant a small copper coin that the residents of Venice would pay to hear public readings of one of the earliest issued newssheets. Now it indicates a public journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper. What word?



Happy Women’s Day • Red- Official Holiday • Orange- Holiday for Women • Yellow- Non Official Holiday

…Random • Ahsanullah Moni, a bangladeshi filmmaker spent $58 million to build this near Dhaka. It was completed in 2009 and Indian officials threatened to sue for copyright infringement of the original 350 year old building. • Now there is one being built in Dubai, by Link Global Ltd. Spread across 200,000 sq mt, it will be designed based on era of original but include a 300 room luxury hotel, mall and cocktail bars. Will open by 2016. • Indian officials have dismissed the fact that this development will have any economic impact on India. • What is all this about?

Taj Mahal Bangladesh, Taj Arabia, Replicas of Taj Mahal

…Business • The enterprise was started by Mahashay Chuni Lal in Sialkot. In a few years it became quite famous and they were called the ‘pot chilli people’. His son later shifted to delhi and opened the shop there under the title Mahashian di hatti of Sialkot or the shop of the magnanimous. • Which enterprise?

…Sports • X’s debut wicket in 2006 was Y, LBW for 16. After the match, X asked Y to autograph the ball with which X had taken the wicket. Y did so gladly, writing “Once in a blue moon, never again!” and signing his name. But history repeated itself a year later. • X and Y?

Monty Panesar, Sachin Tendulkar

…Literature • Carlo Lorenzini, wrote a book called Storia di un Burattino(The story of a Marionette), also called Le Avventure di _______, which was published weekly in Il Giornale De Bambini, one of Italy’s first newspapers for children. Lorenzini died, unaware of his fame and popularity of his work. • FIB


…History • “Swastika flag draped coffins, beneath Nazi flags,…… rest on a pier in New York, May 19th, 1937, awaiting return to Germany.” -Life Magazine • Who were the unfortunate men?

• Victims of the Hindenburg disaster

…Current Affairs • Utopia Group started in 1997. The organization was established with the vision to create the Global Industry to bring High-End Technology products to serve the mankind at an affordable price. • BYD Auto Co., Ltd. is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen and a wholly owned subsidiary of BYD Company. It was founded in 2003, following BYD Company's acquisition of Tsinchuan Automobile Company in 2002. Its principal activity is the design, development, manufacture and sale of passenger cars and buses under the BYD brand. It also has a 50:50 joint venture with Daimler AG. BYD Auto sold a total of 506,189 passenger cars in China in 2013 the largest selling Chinese brand.

First Electric Zero Emission Buses In India

Women of India • Theme round • Open to all, Raise you hands and write down the answer • Each answer +5 • Theme points 1. +50/-30 2. +40/-15 3. +25/-10 4. +15/-5 5. +5/0

2005 Postal stamp in honor of which famous lady?

• Named Hema at birth, but later renamed after one of the female characters in her father’s play ‘BhaawBandhan’ • She has directed music for marathi films under the pseudonymn Anand Ghan 1. Ram RamPavhana 1960 2. Maratha Tituka Melvava 1963 3. Mohityanchi Manjula 1963 4. Sadhi Manase 1965- Maharastra State Govt. Best music director award 5. Tambadi Mati 1969 • She has also produced 4 movies 1. Vaadal(Marathi) 1953 2. Jhaanjhar(Hindi) 1953 3. Kanchan(Hindi) 1955 4. Lekin…(Hindi) 1990 • Also had Guinness Record at one time now held by her sibling.


Who is this University named after?

• International Lenin Peace prize 1964 • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for international understanding 1991 • Padma vibhushan 1992 • -------------- 1997

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. M.S.Subbulakshmi Lata Mangeskar Mother Teresa Indira Gandhi Aruna Asif Ali

Theme • Only Lady winners of Bharat Ratna

Long Visual Connect • 11 visual clues… come in 3 set of 3 and last with 2 • no points for individual answer • All are connected by a specific theme • 1st set +40/-30 • 2nd set +30/-20 • 3rd set +20/-10 • 4th set +10/0












• • • • • • • • • • • Mahmoud Abbas- President(Palestine) Pope Benedict XIV Benjamin Netanyahu- PM(Israel) Lee Myung Bak- President(S.Korea) Ahmed Al Tayeb- Grand Imam Kim Jong Il- Supreme Leader(N.Korea) Nicolas Sarkozy- President(France) Hugo Chavez- President(Venezuela) Angela Merkel- Chancellor(Germany) Hu Jintao- Paramount Leader(China) Barack Obama- President(USA)


Tie Breaker • What connects Dal Lake(India), Gaube Lake(France), Lake Hayq(Ethiopia), Lake Michigan(USA), Lake Nyassa(Africa), Lake Chad(Chad) and Lake Rotorua(NZ)? Non Exhaustive list.

• Tautological names. • Both the word mean the same thing.

Tie Breaker • The Stroke is a song by American rock artist Billy Squier released may 1981. It was named 59th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. How did we come to hear it in 2013?

Eminem’s Berzerk

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