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19th General Quiz Slide 2 In the movie X, the character of Y, Isabelle, claims that her first words in English were New York Herald Tribune! New York Herald Tribune! This scene is a reference to the movie A, in which actress B, yells the same, while walking down Champs lyses, with a bunch of newspapers in her hand. Identify X, Y, A and B. Slide 3 Eva Green (Y) Jean Seberg (B) X A Slide 4 What happens next..? In a Peanuts strip from 1953, Schroeder embarks on an intensive workout. He does push-ups, jumps rope, lifts weights, touches his toes, does sit-ups (Puff, Puff), boxes, runs (Pant, Pant) and finally eats (Chomp! Chomp!). Slide 5 In the last two panels he walks to his piano with determination and begins playing furiously, sweat springing from his brow. The eighth notes above Schroeders head are from the opening bars of Beethovens Hammerklavier Sonata (Op. 106), a piece so long, artistically complex and technically difficult that it is referred to as the Giant Sonata. Courtesy: NYTimes, Jan13, 2009 Slide 6 What do the red stars represent? Hint will be given if asked for! Skopje Macedonia Slide 7 Skopje Macedonia Shantiniketan Calcutta Chidambaram Thiruchirapalli Mumbai Almora Khanewal Lahore Slide 8 British-Raj Citizens Ronald Ross Almora, Uttarakhand Rudyard Kipling Mumbai, Maharashtra Rabindranath Tagore Calcutta, WB Sir CV Raman Tiruchirapalli, TN American Citizens of Indian Origin Hargobind Khorana Khanewal, Pakistan S Chandrasekhar Lahore, Pakistan Venki Ramakrishnan Chidambaram, TN Indian Citizens of foreign origin Mother Teresa Skopje, Macedonia People of Indian Descent VS Naipaul- Port of Spain, Trinidad Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Amartya Sen Shantiniketan, WB Birth Places of Nobel Laureates from India/Indian origin/Indian born.. Slide 9 Connect Slide 10 Ballets composed by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty Slide 11 Who is this man, and why did he make this chart? Slide 12 Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of the board game Scrabble, sitting on a pile of Scrabble tiles. He decided upon the letter distribution by studying the letter frequencies on the first page of the New York Times and made a chart of it. The frequencies of alphabets in Scrabble have remained unchanged since its invention by Butts during the Great Depression. Slide 13 Grand Connect Incomplete set No negs Max. Two attempts No consecutive attempts Slide 14 Slide 15 40 pts + chocolate Slide 16 35 pts Slide 17 30 pts Slide 18 25 pts Slide 19 20 pts Slide 20 15 pts Slide 21 10 pts Slide 22 5 pts Slide 23 Eleanor Rigby Long, winding road Hey, Jude! Matchbox P.S. I love you I am the walrus Julia Lady Madonna The Beatles Yellow Submarine Slide 24 Connect the man with the picture on the right. Slide 25 Enzo Ferrari. The picture on the right is that of Count Francesco Baracca, an Italian Air Force pilot & WWI hero. His mother Countess Paolina, asked Enzo to use the prancing stallion symbol on his car for good luck. However, instead of the white background, Enzo used yellow, the colour of his hometown, Modena, alongwith the colours of the Italian national flag. Also, the tail of the Ferrari stallion points upwards, unlike the original! Slide 26 New York Chicago New Haven Hawaiian Californian Greek Sicilian St.Louis Mexican Detroit The following are different kinds of what? Slide 27 Pizza styles Slide 28 __________ ___________ was started by Michael Hart in 1971 with the digitization of the United States Declaration of Independence. Hart, a student at the University of Illinois, obtained access to a Xerox Sigma V Mainframe Computer in the university's Materials Research Lab. Through friendly operators, he received an account with a virtually unlimited amount of computer time; its value at that time has since been variously estimated at $100,000 or $100,000,000. Hart has said he wanted to "give back" this gift by doing something that could be considered to be of great value. What did Hart start? Slide 29 Hart is the founder of Project Gutenberg, the oldest digital library. Project Gutenberg is now hosted by ibiblio at the Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Project was named after Johannes Gutenberg, who was the inventor of the mechanical printing press and movable type printing press. Slide 30 Who is this distinguished scientist? Arthur C. and Caroline J. McCallister Distinguished Chair Professor Anderson Faculty Scholar Director of the Center for Computational Research and the National Institute of Dynamical Physics. Recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Prize of the Netherlands, National Science Foundation Presidential Investigator Award, Exceptional Achievement Medal from the International Society of Engineers, Pi Gamma Tau Industry Excellence Professorship, He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Dynamics, the Journal of Nano-Particle Computation, Physik-Publication and several other journals, and on the advisory boards of many industry consortia. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Tsing- Chua Beijing University and the Universidad de Sao Paulo, among others Slide 31 Prof. Smith of PHD comics!! Slide 32 This object was used by the Incan civilization, its usage being taught to the ruling classes and higher classes in the third year of schooling. However, the Spanish Conquistadores mistook it to be idolatrous and destroyed many of them, as a result of which these are found mainly in museums or anthropology departments of universities. What is this object? And what is its alleged purpose? Slide 33 This is a Quipu, or Khipu, also called Talking Knots. These were recording devices used by the Incans to save numeric data. A number is represented as a sequence of knot clusters in base 10. Each cord consisted of positions for units, tens, hundreds, and so on. Purportedly used by the Quipucamayocs, the accountants, or Quipu-authorities, to calculate taxes and conduct population surveys! Slide 34 Connect! (Hint available) Slide 35 Hint : Slide 36 The Vipers in Kill Bill 1&2 Black MambaSidewinderSnake charmer California mountain snakeCottonmouthCopperhead Slide 37 What are the input strings for the algorithm? A method for finding an effectively random location nearby and visiting it: a Spontaneous Adventure Generator. Every day, the algorithm generates a new set of coordinates for each 11 latitude/longitude zone (known as a graticule) in the world. The coordinates can be anywhere -- in the forest, in a city, on a mountain, or even in the middle of a lake! Everyone in a given region gets the same set of coordinates relative to their graticule. Geohashing.. Slide 38 The date, and that dates Dow Jones opening Slide 39 Connect ! Slide 40 Chicory Coffee substitute Also called Blue Sailor Slide 41 Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached. Who said the following? And what was the person talking about? Slide 42 Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached. Chaturadhikam atama agu am dva istath sahasr m Ayutadvayavikambhasysanno vrttapari aha . Aryabhata, approximating the value of (3.1416) Slide 43 Born in 1935, in Brooklyn, to Nettie & Martin Konigsberg Life-size statue of him in Oviedo, Spain Has had marriages/relationships with Harlene Rosen, Louise Lasser, Diane Keaton, Stacey Nelkin, Mia Farrow and his adopted step-daughter, Soon-yi Previn Has played with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band The voice-over for the character Z in the movie Antz Has won numerous Academy & BAFTA Awards Identify this person.. Slide 44 Woody Allen Slide 45 Grand Connect!! Incomplete set No negative marks No consecutive attempts Max. 2 attempts Slide 46 Slide 47 50 pts + Various kinds of Chocolates + Admiration from quizmaster Slide 48 45 pts + chocolate This GC has nothing to do with movies!! Slide 49 40 pts Slide 50 35 pts Slide 51 30 pts Slide 52 25 pts Slide 53 20 pts Slide 54 15 pts Slide 55 10 pts Slide 56 5 pts Slide 57 Incredible Hulk brandy/cognac Tom and Jerry brandy/cognac My Fair Lady -gin Alexander gin Godmother vodka Joker - gin The Golden Eye vodka Long Island Iced Tea Screwdriver vodka Blue Lagoon - vodka Bloody Mary- vodka COCKTAILSCOCKTAILS