Who Dares Quiz!! ~ Prelims

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Published on June 16, 2013

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A Quiz conducted by Dottoh and Chazz on 16th June, 2013

Who Dares Quiz!!In association with – Don Quizzote, The CMC Quiz Club

PRELIMS•30 questions• * Questions to break tie•Best Streak Rule to break further ties.•No negatives.

1.• A X was said to be a benevolent goblinsupposed to haunt old farmhouses inScotland. Baroness Baden-Powell was said tohave named her girl scouts Xs and accordingto popular belief, merit badges earned by theXs give rise to this now common phrase.• ID X and the phrase.

2.

3.*• It was created in 2005as a variation of theoriginal dish (pictureon the right).• In the variation theEnglish muffin isreplaced by rye breadand sausages orsauerbraten are usedinstead of the bacon.

4. ID

5.• We all know what the Watergate scandal is.What incident was informally termed as theZippergate?

6.• Primetime Emmy Award for OutstandingSupporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor –Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)• The above two awards and some terrific actinghas landed him the role of the main antagonist inthe next film in the X-men franchise.• Truly, big things come in small packages.• ID the person (or) the role for which he won thetwo awards.

7.*• X are, in American and Canadian childlore, a kindof infectious disease. A child is said to "catch" Xthrough any form of bodily contact, proximity, ortouching of an "infected" person or from a personof the opposite sex of the same age.• The lice of the First World War trenchesnicknamed “X" were also known as “Y" because"they added to our troubles, subtracted from ourpleasures, divided our attention, and multipliedlike hell."

8.*• The 2009 PETA Glitterbox Award went toVodafone for what reason?

9.• Which oft used word comes from the ancientGreek for “an acclaim/praise for exceptionalachievement”?

10.*• What is the name forthe pirates who targetedSpanish ships in theCaribbean seas in the17th Century?• It also gives name tosomething that is basedaround the regionmarked with red arrowsin the next slide. Whatthree-word name?

11.• On whose gravestone, among otherthings, are inscribed “Knight, Patriot, Physician and Man of Letters”?

12.• What can be defined as “an indentationcaused by a structural variation in the facialmuscle Zygomaticus Major”?

13.*• The Saharan Oryx a member of the antelopefamily inhabited grassy steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in a narrow strip ofcentral north Africa (Niger and Chad).• By what name is it known more popularlybecause of the shape of its horn?[PICTURE NEXT SLIDE]

14.

15.• Sheri Schmelzer is said to be the brain behindJibbitz. The idea came to her when she sawher children stuffing flowers into the holes intheir _____s. She started the business in thebasement.• The CEO of ____ , Duke Hanson, came acrossthis and subsequently bought the Schmelzerbusiness for 20 million dollars.• FITB.

16.• What declared by UNESCO on On November16, 2010 as one of the ‘Masterpieces of theOral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’consists of cante, toque, baile and palmas?

17.• This ad features X and his mother Y for thefirst time together and has the song ‘Gangsterof Love’, a blues song recorded by Johnny"Guitar" Watson in 1957 and has a clickerplaying a key role in the story told in the ad . Xand Y and ad for?

18.• In 1992, the United States Joint SpecialOperations Command and Centra Spike joinedhands. Later, a vigilante group known as LosPepes carried out a bloody campaign fueledby vengeance in which more than 300 of hisassociates and relatives were slain and largeamounts of his property were destroyed.Who?

19.*• A X, in web development, is a web page, orweb application, that uses and combinesdata, presentation or functionality from twoor more sources to create new services. Whatterm which is now quite a rage in Bollywoodbut has a long and illustrious history in therealm of music in the West?

20.• X is a type of layered pastry with a— mostoften with a sweet—filling. It originated inHungary and it is often served with powderedsugar. It became popular in the 18th centurythrough the Habsburg Empire. Reintroducedinto popular consciousness when Col. HansLanda orders it for him and Shosanna andhimself in Inglourious Basterds. With cream.And then extinguished a cigarette inside it. X?

21.• Trace amounts of which organic compoundfound in almost all homes in a certaindistinctive form/shape are produced bymagnolias and specific types of deer, as wellas the Formosan subterraneantermite, possibly produced by the termite as arepellant against "ants, poisonous fungi andnematode worms.”?

22.• Connect: Kahuna, CCX, Blade, Rogue amongothers with something quintessentiallyAustralian?

23.*• What happened around 1 am on a snowynight at Vinkovci, Yugoslavia as an act ofretribution against the murder of young DaisyArmstrong? Gimme a five word answer.

24.*• In the early 1970’s, Y founder BalvantrayParekh roped in Ogilvy and Mather to designa logo for X. Y were already known for makingthe generic products finding mass useindustrially. But Parekh wanted a distinctidentity for Y, he figured that many users, suchas carpenters won’t be able to read theEnglish label. What recognisable badgeresulted?

25.• Ancestors of X included Val, a famousexplorer; Sul, the inventor of the firsttelescope in Y; Tala, the author of Y’s firstplanetary constitution; Hatu, the inventor ofY’s first electromagnet and first electric motor;and Gam, the father of modern Y-ianarchitecture. X and Y?

26.*• Fiorello X Y was the Mayor of New York forthree terms from 1934 to 1945 as aRepublican. What named after him is thesmallest of New Yorks three major currentlyoperational ones and voted the ‘greatest inthe world ‘ in 1960. X Y?

27.• What are the Arabic words for spring andautumn known across the length of thesubcontinent and something which we alllearnt via our high school textbooks?

28.*• In the Indian subcontinent, X’s are commonlyreferred to as Y’s, due to their typical earthtone colours, and the fact that they blot outmost human facial features?

29.• Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Karzai arrivedat Jalandhar on May 20 this year where thelatter was conferred with a honorarydoctorate of social sciences degree and theformer handed it over, a fact highlighted intheir TVC. This is the first honoris causadegree awarded by the institution. Whichinstitution?

30.• What derived from the Greek for a "foot of avase,“ meant a "raised platform around anancient arena,“ and something anyone fromorators, to sportsperson and as well asquizzers hanker for?

SUBMIT YOUR SHEETS PLEASE!!ANSWERS TO FOLLOW!

1.• A X was said to be a benevolent goblinsupposed to haunt old farmhouses inScotland. Baroness Baden-Powell was said tohave named her girl scouts Xs and accordingto popular belief, merit badges earned by theXs give rise to this now common phrase.

ANSWER• Brownie; Brownie points

2.

ANSWER

3.• It was created in 2005as a variation of theoriginal dish (pictureon the right).• In the variation theEnglish muffin isreplaced by rye breadand sausages orsauerbraten are usedinstead of the bacon.

ANSWER• Eggs Benedict; Eggs Benedict XVI

4. ID

ANSWER

5.• We all know what the Watergate scandal is.What incident was informally termed as theZippergate?

ANSWER

6.• Primetime Emmy Award for OutstandingSupporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor –Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)• The above two awards and some terrific actinghas landed him the role of the main antagonist inthe next film in the X-men franchise.• Truly, big things come in small packages.• ID the person (or) the role for which he won thetwo awards.

7.• X are, in American and Canadian childlore, a kindof infectious disease. A child is said to "catch" Xthrough any form of bodily contact, proximity, ortouching of an "infected" person or from a personof the opposite sex of the same age.• The lice of the First World War trenchesnicknamed “X" were also known as “Y" because"they added to our troubles, subtracted from ourpleasures, divided our attention, and multipliedlike hell."

ANSWER• X = Cooties; Y = Arithmetic Bugs

8.• The 2009 PETA Glitterbox Award went toVodafone for what reason?

ANSWER• Replacing the Pug with more humanealternatives

9.• Which oft used word comes from the ancientGreek for “an acclaim/praise for exceptionalachievement”?

ANSWER• Kudos

10.• What is the name forthe pirates who targetedSpanish ships in theCaribbean seas in the17th Century?• It also gives name tosomething that is basedaround the regionmarked with red arrowsin the next slide. Whatthree-word name?

ANSWER

11.• On whose gravestone, among otherthings, are inscribed “Knight, Patriot, Physician and Man of Letters”?

ANSWER• Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

12.• What can be defined as “an indentationcaused by a structural variation in the facialmuscle Zygomaticus Major”?

ANSWER

13.• The Saharan Oryx a member of the antelopefamily inhabited grassy steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in a narrow strip ofcentral north Africa (Niger and Chad).• By what name is it known more popularlybecause of the shape of its horn?[PICTURE NEXT SLIDE]

ANSWER• Scimitar Oryx

14.

ANSWER

15.• Sheri Schmelzer is said to be the brain behindJibbitz. The idea came to her when she sawher children stuffing flowers into the holes intheir _____s. She started the business in thebasement.• The CEO of ____ , Duke Hanson, came acrossthis and subsequently bought the Schmelzerbusiness for 20 million dollars.• FITB.

ANSWER

16.• What declared by UNESCO on On November16, 2010 as one of the ‘Masterpieces of theOral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’consists of cante, toque, baile and palmas?

Answer

17.• This ad features X and his mother Y for thefirst time together and has the song ‘Gangsterof Love’, a blues song recorded by Johnny"Guitar" Watson in 1957 and has a clickerplaying a key role in the story told in the ad . Xand Y and ad for?

Answer• Ranbir Kapoor• Neetu Singh• Axe Blast

18.• In 1992, the United States Joint SpecialOperations Command and Centra Spike joinedhands. Later, a vigilante group known as LosPepes carried out a bloody campaign fueledby vengeance in which more than 300 of hisassociates and relatives were slain and largeamounts of his property were destroyed.Who?

Answer

19.• A X, in web development, is a web page, orweb application, that uses and combinesdata, presentation or functionality from twoor more sources to create new services. Whatterm which is now quite a rage in Bollywoodbut has a long and illustrious history in therealm of music in the West?

Answer• Alexa Internet, Inc. provides commercial webtraffic data. Once it is installed, the AlexaToolbar collects data on browsing behaviorand transmits it to the Alexa website, where itis stored and analyzed, forming the basis forthe companys web traffic reporting.

20.• X is a type of layered pastry with a— mostoften with a sweet—filling. It originated inHungary and it is often served with powderedsugar. It became popular in the 18th centurythrough the Habsburg Empire. Reintroducedinto popular consciousness when Col. HansLanda orders it for him and Shosanna andhimself in Inglourious Basterds. With cream.And then extinguished a cigarette inside it. X?

Answer

21.• Trace amounts of which organic compoundfound in almost all homes in a certaindistinctive form/shape are produced bymagnolias and specific types of deer, as wellas the Formosan subterraneantermite, possibly produced by the termite as arepellant against "ants, poisonous fungi andnematode worms.”?

ANSWER• Napthalene

22.• Connect: Kahuna, CCX, Blade, Rogue amongothers with something quintessentiallyAustralian?

Answer• Kookaburra(cricket bats)

23.• What happened around 1 am on a snowynight at Vinkovci, Yugoslavia as an act ofretribution against the murder of young DaisyArmstrong? Gimme a five word answer.

Answer

24.• In the early 1970’s, Y founder BalvantrayParekh roped in Ogilvy and Mather to designa logo for X. Y were already known for makingthe generic products finding mass useindustrially. But Parekh wanted a distinctidentity for Y, he figured that many users, suchas carpenters won’t be able to read theEnglish label. What recognisable badgeresulted?

Answer• Pidilite• Fevicol• Two-elephant logo

25.• Ancestors of X included Val, a famousexplorer; Sul, the inventor of the firsttelescope in Y; Tala, the author of Y’s firstplanetary constitution; Hatu, the inventor ofY’s first electromagnet and first electric motor;and Gam, the father of modern Y-ianarchitecture. X and Y?

ANSWER• Jor-El/Kal-El• Krypton

26.• Fiorello X Y was the Mayor of New York forthree terms from 1934 to 1945 as aRepublican. What named after him is thesmallest of New Yorks three major currentlyoperational ones and voted the ‘greatest inthe world ‘ in 1960. X Y?

ANSWER• La Guardia

27.• What are the Arabic words for spring andautumn known across the length of thesubcontinent and something which we alllearnt via our high school textbooks?

ANSWER• Rabi and Kharif

28.• In the Indian subcontinent, X’s are commonlyreferred to as Y’s, due to their typical earthtone colours, and the fact that they blot outmost human facial features?

ANSWER

29.• Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Karzai arrivedat Jalandhar on May 20 this year where thelatter was conferred with a honorarydoctorate of social sciences degree and theformer handed it over, a fact highlighted intheir TVC. This is the first honoris causadegree awarded by the institution. Whichinstitution?

ANSWER• Lovely Professional University

30.• What derived from the Greek for a "foot of avase,“ meant a "raised platform around anancient arena,“ and something anyone fromorators, to sportsperson and as well asquizzers hanker for?

ANSWER• Podium

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