Published on February 19, 2014
Qriosity Finals QM: Anmol Dhawan Silhouettes 2014
Rules • Total of three rounds. • First round goes clockwise, second goes anticlockwise. • 10 points for every correct answer. • Unlimited pounces. • +10 for every correct pounce, -10 for every incorrect pounce. • So, let’s begin
1 • In the 1st century AD, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word ―__,‖ they would join the alphabets together which formed a characteristic shape. • Eventually, schoolchildren started reciting it as the 27th alphabet in schools (with an additional Latin expression) which eventually got corrupted into X, which is how this character is typically known as today. • For full points, ID the character (what it is used for) and also X, the name by which it is technically known.
Ampersand (&) • When ancient Roman scribes wrote ―et‖ in cursive, they would often join the two alphabets, forming a characteristic shape ―&‖. This can still be seen in certain fonts today which acknowledge this connection. (&, &, &, &, &) • Eventually this became the 27th character of the English alphabet. Since ―X, Y, Z, and‖ sounded incomplete, children would recite ―X, Y, Z, and per se and,‖ which eventually transformed to ―ampersand‖.
2 • ―__ _____ ________‖ is a protest song that became a key anthem of the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968), popularised primarily by X, Guy Carawan and Joan Baez. • The title and structure of the song are said to have been derived from an early gospel song by AfricanAmerican composer Charles Albert Tindley. • Girija Kumar Mathur is credited with having composed its Hindi translation. • ID X and the song.
―We Shall Overcome‖ (Pete Seeger)
3 • When the British wanted to purchase land for settling down in Kashmir, they were not allowed to do so by the Maharaja of Kashmir, a tradition which continues till date as Kashmiris rarely sell land to outsiders. • What did the British do when refused?
They started living on houseboats This is the story behind the origin of Kashmiri houseboats.
4 • Though the lyrics of this composition and even its title have gone through some changes over the years, the most popular contention is that this sing-song verse refers to the 1665 Great Plague of London. • ―The _____‖ is the rash that covered the afflicted, the smell from which they attempted to cover up with ―a ______ ____ __ ______.‖ The plague killed nearly 15 percent of the country’s population, which makes the final verse rather self-explanatory. • We’ve all sung this as children, quite oblivious to its origin. ID.
Ring Around the Rosie/ Ringa-Ringa-Roses • ―The rosie‖ is a reference to the rash that covered the individuals afflicted with plague. • The rashes used to smell teribbly, so the victims often attempted to cover it up with ―a pocket full of posies.‖ • 15% of England’s population was affected by it, reflected in the line, ―We all fall down.‖
5 • According to German legend, on his 1762 visit to Schonbrunn, the Austrian royal palace, a 7-year-old boy, X, playing with the young princesses, slipped on a polished floor. Bursting into tears, he was picked up and comforted by a 7-year-old girl Y. X then kissed Y. ―You are nice,‖ he declared. ―I will marry you.‖ • X did not end up marrying Y, who got married into the royal house of a neighbouring country. Both X and Y went on to die in their 30s—X of disease, Y of beheading. • ID X and Y.
X: Mozart, Y: Marie Antoinette
Pink Floyd albums • • • • The Wall Dark Side of the Moon Animals Pulse
7 • In September 2010, the BBC and HarperCollins started legal proceedings against each other, with the BBC attempting to obtain a judicial injunction to prevent the publishing of a book entitled The Man in The White Suit, apparently authored by a man named Ben Collins. • The BBC eventually lost the case and Ben Collins went ahead to release the book he wrote. • How do we better know Ben Collins?
The Stig (Top Gear test driver)
8 • This is a communication service provided by a government institution which in India is presently operational only in the state of Odisha in and around the city of Cuttack. • It has been in operation since 1946, but is in danger of dying out as it has been replaced by more standardised and reliable methods. • What is this service I’m talking about?
9 • The band X was in Switzerland to record a new album when a Frank Zappa concert was happening nearby at the same time, during which one fan shot a flare gun into the sky and the entire gig caught fire. • The band saw this scene from their hotel room, and the imagery moved them to write the song Y, becoming one of the most iconic hard rock songs of all time. • ID the band X and the song Y.
X: Deep Purple, Y: ―Smoke on the Water‖ • Deep Purple was in Switzerland when a Frank Zappa concert was happening nearby at the same time, when the entire gig caught fire. • The band saw this scene from their hotel room, and it appeared that Lake Geneva was on fire, which looked like ―Smoke on the Water‖.
10 • _________ _____ is a dish made from a blend of different kinds of meat and other ingredients, and is usually served with gravy or brown sauce. • It is named after its inventor, an American physician who was an early proponent of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss, and this term has been in use in the United States since 1897. • The USDA standards this dish strongly dictate a minimum content of 65% meat (of which up to 25% can be pork; the rest has to be beef) and 35% vegetable filler. • ID this dish.
Salisbury Steak (named after Dr J. D. Salisbury)
Indian Naval Ships • • • • INS Khukri INS Viraat INS Mysore INS Chakra
End of Round 1 Scores
12 • Ernst Gräfenberg was a Germanborn gynaecologist and scientist. He is known for developing the intrauterine device (IUD) as a method of contraception, among various other medical research pertaining to gynaecology. • Apart from highly geeky sounding biological names like ―Graafian Follicle,‖ what does he lend his name to?
The G-Spot is named after Gräfenberg!
13 • X is a neighbourhood in Old Delhi, India just south of the Northern Ridge, most known for the courts complex situated there. • The place get its name from the size of an army of Sikhs, which encamped here under military general Baghel Singh in 1783, prior to attacking Delhi. • ID X.
Tis Hazari (named after 30,000 soldiers of Baghel Singh’s army who encamped here)
14 • X and Y are two countries which once had the exact same national flag (pictured). • Very awkwardly for both countries, this was only realised for the first time during the 1936 Summer Olympics when the two teams competed against each other. • In order to solve this problem, X added a gold ducal crown on the hoist side of the blue stripe on their flag. Y followed suit by adding a crest in the centre of its flag. • ID X and Y.
X – Liechtenstein, Y - Haiti
15 • The modern state of X was established on 1st April 1936 as a province of east India. • Hence on April 1, while the rest of the world celebrates April Fools’ Day, X celebrates Y Dibasa, where Y happens to be the old name of X. • ID X and Y please.
X – Odisha/Orissa Y – Utkala
Movies of Amitabh Bachchan • • • • • Anand Deewar Trishul Aankhein Shakti
17 • X was studying astrophysics for a PhD degree at Imperial College London when he co-authored two scientific research papers in 1972 and 1973. • In October 2007, more than 30 years after he started his research, he completed a PhD thesis in astrophysics. • When he appeared on the TV show ―The Sky at Night‖, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees said to him, ―I don't know a scientist who looks as much like Isaac Newton as you do.‖ • ID X.
Brian May (lead guitarist of Queen)
18 • Connect the following Olympic athletes with an infamous action they’ve all been associated with: • • • • Mark Wells (USA) – 1980, Hockey Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine) – 1996, Boxing Anthony Ervin (USA) – 2000, Swimming Otylia Jedrzejczak (Poland) – 2004, Swimming
Ans: Having Sold Their Medals
19 • The _____ ____ is a semi-organised group of English cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of its members to follow the English cricket team on overseas tours. • The group, then less organised, was given its name by the Australian media during the 1994 - 1995 Test series in Australia, reportedly for the fans' audacity in travelling to Australia in the near-certain knowledge that their team would lose, and the fact that they kept on chanting even when England were losing quite badly. • FITB.
The Barmy Army
21 • _______ _____ is the meeting point of the two central streets of a particular Indian city on the western side. • A commotion was caused by the supposed elopement of a British lady with an Indian Maharaja at this site, which led to the Maharaja being banished from entering the city by the British authorities. • Due to this ―_______‖, this site was named hence. • ID the site.
Scandal Point, Shimla
22 • Charles Douglass was the inventor of this oneof-a-kind device wherein he used a keyboard to select the style, gender and age of ―something‖ as well as a foot pedal to time the length of the reaction. • What was the use of this device? (Picture on next slide)
The laugh track on TV shows
Codenames of Operations Conducted by the Indian Armed Forces • • • • Operation Operation Operation Operation Polo (Hyderabad Police Action) Vijay (Kargil War) Woodrose (Khalistan) Cactus (Maldives Coup)
End of Round 2 Scores
LVC ID the bands shown in the pictures, and connect.
Rules • There are pictures of 8 bands on the next 8 slides. Write them down and identify the connection. • The scores are written on every slide.
Connect, anyone? No negatives now, so just go for it!
LVC The Answers
Kings of Leon
The Bee Gees
Ans: Bands With Siblings • • • • • • • • AC/DC Dire Straits Kings of Leon Van Halen The Kinks Bee Gees Oasis The Carpenters
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