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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?


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


Identify the location


What first has been achieved with this commemorative coin?


Which artists work is featured on this coin?


What is being commemorated in this coin?


Answer

  • Battle of Marathon


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


Answer

  • Lazlo Biro


Identify the location


Answer

  • Great Mosque/Cathedral at Cordoba


What first has been achieved with this commemorative coin?


Answer

  • First Rs. 1000 coin


Which artists work is featured on this coin?


Answer

  • 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 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?


Answer

  • 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?


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


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?


Answer

  • 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!


Answer

  • Putti


Where is that circled bit from?


Answer


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?


Answer

  • Apaswaram


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


Answer

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


Answer

  • Children of Bodom


Connect.


Answer

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


"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.


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


Why was this Billie Holiday song banned by the BBC?


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • Thal valley; weg way

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


Who connects?


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • Begum Sumroo (Sombre), of Sardhana


Copy-writing

Written round


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


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.


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.


Ad spreading awareness about which disease?


Identify the footballer. Which club does he play for?

No part points while copying.


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


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.


Answer

  • 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.


Answer

  • James Dean

  • John Lennon


Ad spreading awareness about which disease?


Answer

  • Anorexia


Identify the footballer. Which club does he play for?

No part points while copying.


Answer

  • Esteban Cambiasso

  • Internazionale (Inter Milan)


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


Answer

  • Aashirwaad


Anti-Clockwise

16 questions, infinite bounce


Which famous photographer directed this music video?


Answer

  • Herb Ritts


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


Answer

  • Jules Verne

  • Mysterious Island


Identify the logo.


Answer

  • Dutch East India Company


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

?


Answer

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


23. Complete the title of this play.


Answer

  • Jean-Paul Marat

  • The Marquis of Sade


Connect


Answer

  • Cydonia


Which city?


Answer

  • Naypyidaw, Myanmars capital since 2006


Whose wedding?


Answer

  • Shashirekha (Balaramas daughter)

  • Lakshmana (Duryodhanas son)


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


Answer


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


Answer


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.


Answer

  • Old Womans 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?


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • 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.


Answer

  • 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?


Answer

  • Bagina

  • KRS Dam

  • When the KRS reservoir becomes full


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


Answer


Exit Music

Written round


Rules

  • 5 questions

  • +10 per answer

  • 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 Were going rabbit hunting. Identify him, and the brand.


He was the first Baloch President of Pakistan. Name him


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?


Identify the singer


Identify this (then) husband-wife pair.


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 Were going rabbit hunting. Identify him, and the brand.


Answer

  • Bob Guccione

  • Penthouse


He was the first Baloch President of Pakistan. Name him


Answer

  • Farooq Leghari


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?


Answer

  • Benoit Mandelbrot


Identify the singer


Answer

  • Solomon Burke


Identify this (then) husband-wife pair.


Answer

  • Tony Curtis

  • Janet Leigh


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