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The KQA October Open Quiz. Finals. Coen Brothers. Written Round. Rules. 5 coins, 5 questions Differential scoring +15, if 1 or 2 teams get it right +10, if 3, 4 or 5 teams get it right +5, if 6, 7 or 8 teams get it right. What is being commemorated in this coin?.

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Finals

### Coen Brothers

Written Round

Rules
• 5 coins, 5 questions
• Differential scoring
• +15, if 1 or 2 teams get it right
• +10, if 3, 4 or 5 teams get it right
• +5, if 6, 7 or 8 teams get it right
• Battle of Marathon
• Lazlo Biro
• Great Mosque/Cathedral at Cordoba
• First Rs. 1000 coin
• Sandro Botticelli (detail from La Primavera)

### Clockwise

16 questions, infinite bounce

Ginsberg\'s Theorem is an set of adages which restate the Laws of Thermodynamics in terms of a person playing a game.

1. You can’t win. (First Law of Thermodynamics)

2. You can’t break even. (Second Law of Thermodynamics)

3. You can’t even get out of the game. (Third Law of Thermodynamics)

In Ginsberg’s Theorem, how is the Zeroth Law formulated?

• You have to play the game.

‘Penny University’ is a fairly common name for coffee shops all over the Anglophonic world. It is a term that originates from 18th Century London. So, what were these penny universities?

• Instead of paying for drinks, people were charged a penny to enter a coffeehouse. Once inside, the patron had access to coffee, the company of others, various discussions, pamphlets, bulletins, newspapers, and the latest news and gossip. Reporters called "runners" went around to the coffeehouses announcing the latest news

It is a Vedic-Sanskrit term for people who did not conform with the moral and religious norms of the Vedic society. The word is of distinctly non-Sanskrit origin, and there are two theories on its origin –

1. The name of one of Sumerian’s trading partners tentatively identified with the Indus Valley Civilisation

2. The proto-Dravidian word for Language

What term?

• Mleccha

What is the name given to this reasonably common motif in art? It takes its name from Italian for ‘small child’. Coincidentally, it means the same in Kannada too!

• Putti

In the 1975 movie, Apoorva Raagangal, director K Balachander introduces each character by associating them with a raaga. What ‘raaga’ was used to introduce Rajinikanth’s role?

• Apaswaram

The Belgian corporation organized to manage the rights to Hergé\'s work (principally Tintin) is called ‘Moulinsart’. What is the funda behind the name?

• In the original French-Belgian, Marlinspike Hall is known as Le château de Moulinsart

The Eurovision winning Finnish band Lordi has carefully maintained their monster image and never appears in public without their masks and costume. What this has meant is that a common pastime for tabloids is to dig out photos of the band unmasked.

On 22 May 2006, the Daily Mail published what was believed to be an old picture of the band without their makeup or masks. It soon turned out that they had got it all wrong and had instead published an old photo of another popular Finnish band. Which band?

• Children of Bodom
• Samaresh Jung was nicknamed ‘Goldfinger’ after his performance at the Commonwealth Games 2006

Explain this quote by an author about the consequences of a book he wrote.

• Upton Sinclair, about ‘The Jungle’
• Sinclair wrote the book to expose the poor conditions of the American meat factory worker. Instead people fixated on food safety aspects, even forcing Teddy Roosevelt to pass laws that would eventually result in the formation of the FDA
• Because they believed it would drive listeners to suicide – song called ‘Gloomy Sunday’

The sub-unit of the French Indian Rupee (used in Pondicherry etc) took its name from a Dravidian word for money. What was the sub-unit called?

• Doudou (from Duddu)

This is a statue in Batumi, Georgia of a mythological character who hails from there. Identify the character and what is in her hands?

• Medea
• The Golden Fleece

The Thalweg Principle is the principle which usually defines the boundary between two states separated by a watercourse.

What is the Thalweg Principle?

• Thal – valley; weg – way
• Deepest continuous line along a valley or a watercourse is the border.
• Nandu Bhende

Born Farzana Zabunnisa, she later converted to Christianity thus making her the only Catholic ruler among all the princely states of British India. Who, of what kingdom?

• Begum Sumroo (Sombre), of Sardhana

### Copy-writing

Written round

Rules
• +10 for every correct answer
• Copying allowed!
• Write down team no. from whom you wish to copy
• If that team has the answer right, +5. Else, -5
• +5 bonus on a question if other teams have copied an answer from you and got it right

Google Search advertising its ‘Did you mean?’ feature with the tagline “We know what you are searching for, even when you don’t”

Identify the original search queries in these two cases. No part points while copying.

Investment advisors Allan Gray advertising with the tagline “Given more time, imagine the possibilities.”

Identify the two people featured in these ads. No part points while copying.

Google Search advertising its ‘Did you mean?’ feature with the tagline “We know what you are searching for, even when you don’t”

Identify the original search queries in these two cases. No part points while copying.

• Jetleg
• Astronut

Investment advisors Allan Gray advertising with the tagline “Given more time, imagine the possibilities.”

Identify the two people featured in these ads. No part points while copying.

• James Dean
• John Lennon
• Anorexia
• Esteban Cambiasso
• Internazionale (Inter Milan)

### Anti-Clockwise

16 questions, infinite bounce

• Herb Ritts

Name the author seen in the anamorphic reflection. Also, name the work (it is named after one of the author’s works)

• Jules Verne
• Mysterious Island
• Dutch East India Company

Which fictional character, portrayed on screen by Liam Neeson is named after the brightest star in the Perseus constellation?

?

• Ra’s al Ghul (from where the star Algol takes its name)
• Jean-Paul Marat
• Cydonia
• Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital since 2006
• Shashirekha (Balarama’s daughter)
• Lakshmana (Duryodhana’s son)

One of the seven islands of the historical Bombay archipelago, the English name by which it is called is not a reference to any female, but a corruption of Al-Omani, a local name as the island used to be inhabited by deep sea fisherman of Arabic origin.

Name the island.

• Old Woman’s Island

The popular illegal gambling pastime of India, Matka is known as OC in parts of Karnataka. The name OC (pronounced ‘vosi’ meaning ‘free’) is derived from the rather simple rules of the game.

What does OC stand for?

• Open-Close

It is traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. By extension, any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device is known by what name?

• Elvish

In motorsports, DNF (Did Not Finish) is an acronym widely used in motorsports to denote cars which didn\'t reach the finish line (usually due to mechanical failure or crash). Connect this fact, to the piece of music.

• Duke Nukem Forever

An annual ritual that every chief minister has been doing since the days of Gundu Rao. What is it called? Where does it happen? When does it happen?

• Bagina
• KRS Dam
• When the KRS reservoir becomes full

### Exit Music

Written round

Rules
• 5 questions
• There is a theme that connects, but no points for getting the theme

When he launched his most famous brand in America, it was done with the tagline “We’re going rabbit hunting.” Identify him, and the brand.

Who first came to the notice of the scientific world with a 1967 paper titled ‘How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension’?

### TCQs!

All questions were on people who died in the past one month 

When he launched his most famous brand in America, it was done with the tagline “We’re going rabbit hunting.” Identify him, and the brand.

• Bob Guccione
• Penthouse