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The kqa october open quiz

The KQA October Open Quiz

Finals


Coen brothers

Coen Brothers

Written Round


Rules

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


The kqa october open quiz

What is being commemorated in this coin?


The kqa october open quiz

Coin in whose honour? (the other side of this coin showed his portrait)


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Identify the location


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What first has been achieved with this commemorative coin?


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Which artists work is featured on this coin?


The kqa october open quiz

What is being commemorated in this coin?


Answer

Answer

  • Battle of Marathon


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Coin in whose honour? (the other side of this coin showed his portrait)


Answer1

Answer

  • Lazlo Biro


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Identify the location


Answer2

Answer

  • Great Mosque/Cathedral at Cordoba


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What first has been achieved with this commemorative coin?


Answer3

Answer

  • First Rs. 1000 coin


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Which artists work is featured on this coin?


Answer4

Answer

  • Sandro Botticelli (detail from La Primavera)


Clockwise

Clockwise

16 questions, infinite bounce


The kqa october open quiz

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

1. You cant win. (First Law of Thermodynamics)

2. You cant break even. (Second Law of Thermodynamics)

3. You cant even get out of the game. (Third Law of Thermodynamics)

In Ginsbergs Theorem, how is the Zeroth Law formulated?


Answer5

Answer

  • You have to play the game.


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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?


Answer6

Answer

  • 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


The kqa october open quiz

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 Sumerians trading partners tentatively identified with the Indus Valley Civilisation

2. The proto-Dravidian word for Language

What term?


Answer7

Answer

  • Mleccha


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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!


Answer8

Answer

  • Putti


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Where is that circled bit from?


Answer9

Answer


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


Answer10

Answer

  • Apaswaram


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


Answer11

Answer

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


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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?


Answer12

Answer

  • Children of Bodom


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Connect.


Answer13

Answer

  • Samaresh Jung was nicknamed Goldfinger after his performance at the Commonwealth Games 2006


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"I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

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


Answer14

Answer

  • 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


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Why was this Billie Holiday song banned by the BBC?


Answer15

Answer

  • Because they believed it would drive listeners to suicide song called Gloomy Sunday


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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?


Answer16

Answer

  • Doudou (from Duddu)


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


Answer17

Answer

  • Medea

  • The Golden Fleece


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

What is the Thalweg Principle?


Answer18

Answer

  • Thal valley; weg way

  • Deepest continuous line along a valley or a watercourse is the border.


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Who connects?


Answer19

Answer

  • Nandu Bhende


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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?


Answer20

Answer

  • Begum Sumroo (Sombre), of Sardhana


Copy writing

Copy-writing

Written round


Rules1

Rules

  • 4 ads, 4 questions

  • +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


The kqa october open quiz

Google Search advertising its Did you mean? feature with the tagline We know what you are searching for, even when you dont

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


The kqa october open quiz

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.


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Ad spreading awareness about which disease?


The kqa october open quiz

Identify the footballer. Which club does he play for?

No part points while copying.


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This ad takes its inspiration from a song in which movie?


The kqa october open quiz

Google Search advertising its Did you mean? feature with the tagline We know what you are searching for, even when you dont

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


Answer21

Answer

  • Jetleg

  • Astronut


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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.


Answer22

Answer

  • James Dean

  • John Lennon


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Ad spreading awareness about which disease?


Answer23

Answer

  • Anorexia


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Identify the footballer. Which club does he play for?

No part points while copying.


Answer24

Answer

  • Esteban Cambiasso

  • Internazionale (Inter Milan)


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This ad takes its inspiration from a song in which movie?


Answer25

Answer

  • Aashirwaad


Anti clockwise

Anti-Clockwise

16 questions, infinite bounce


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Which famous photographer directed this music video?


Answer26

Answer

  • Herb Ritts


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


Answer27

Answer

  • Jules Verne

  • Mysterious Island


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Identify the logo.


Answer28

Answer

  • Dutch East India Company


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

?


Answer29

Answer

  • Ras al Ghul (from where the star Algol takes its name)


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23. Complete the title of this play.


Answer30

Answer

  • Jean-Paul Marat

  • The Marquis of Sade


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Connect


Answer31

Answer

  • Cydonia


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Which city?


Answer32

Answer

  • Naypyidaw, Myanmars capital since 2006


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Whose wedding?


Answer33

Answer

  • Shashirekha (Balaramas daughter)

  • Lakshmana (Duryodhanas son)


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What do you get if you put a little bit from all of these together?


Answer34

Answer


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What do you get if you put a little bit from all of them together?


Answer35

Answer


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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.


Answer36

Answer

  • Old Womans Island


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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?


Answer37

Answer

  • Open-Close


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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?


Answer38

Answer

  • Elvish


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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.


Answer39

Answer

  • Duke Nukem Forever


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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?


Answer40

Answer

  • Bagina

  • KRS Dam

  • When the KRS reservoir becomes full


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Panel from the graphic novel Heavy Liquid by Paul Pope. What is the mask inspired by?


Answer41

Answer


Exit music

Exit Music

Written round


Rules2

Rules

  • 5 questions

  • +10 per answer

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


The kqa october open quiz

When he launched his most famous brand in America, it was done with the tagline Were going rabbit hunting. Identify him, and the brand.


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He was the first Baloch President of Pakistan. Name him


The kqa october open quiz

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?


The kqa october open quiz

Identify the singer


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Identify this (then) husband-wife pair.


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TCQs!

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


The kqa october open quiz

When he launched his most famous brand in America, it was done with the tagline Were going rabbit hunting. Identify him, and the brand.


Answer42

Answer

  • Bob Guccione

  • Penthouse


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He was the first Baloch President of Pakistan. Name him


Answer43

Answer

  • Farooq Leghari


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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?


Answer44

Answer

  • Benoit Mandelbrot


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Identify the singer


Answer45

Answer

  • Solomon Burke


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Identify this (then) husband-wife pair.


Answer46

Answer

  • Tony Curtis

  • Janet Leigh


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