The IISc Quiz Club IQCGeneral QuizSunday July 15 2012QM: Sumeer For feedback : firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 9900 266 539
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The name of the shrine comes from the Arabic word meaning holy or majestic, and the Kashmiri word meaning place. • Which shrine ? • What is special about it? • (see pic)
The Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. • It contains a relic believed by many Muslims of Kashmir to be a hair of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. • The shrine is situated on the left bank of the Dal Lake, Srinagar and is considered to be Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine. • The Moi-e-Muqqadas (the sacred hair) of Mohammed is believed to be preserved here. • The shrine is known by many names including Hazratbal, Assar-e-Sharief, Madinat-us-Sani, or simply Dargah Sharif.
Connect: • "The Usual Gang of Idiots" • "Number 1 in a field of one." • "We must never stop reminding the reader what little value they get for their money!" • "You could do worse... and always have!" • (clue?)
In one scene of film X, Clark Gable undresses for bed, taking off his shirt to reveal that he is bare-chested. • An urban legend claims that, as a result, sales of men's undershirts declined noticeably. • Film X also prominently features a Greyhound bus in the story, spurring interest in bus travel nationwide. • Y is a 1991 Bollywood film released produced by Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Pooja Bhatt and Aamir Khan that was an unofficial remake of X . • Z's nonchalant carrot-chewing standing position, originated in a scene in the same film in which Gable's character leans against a fence, eating carrots rapidly and talking with his mouth full to Claudette Colbert's character. • This scene was well known while the film was popular, and viewers at the time likely recognized Z's behavior as satire. • X Y Z?
X - It Happened One Night • Y - Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin • Z - Bugs Bunny
X's creation as a "gentle, hairy, non-English-speaking _______" was inspired by Y seeing his own dog sitting up on the passenger seat of his car. • Apparently, X's name is derived from the Russian and Ukrainian word for dog. • In all four screen appearances, X was played by Peter Mayhew, who was chosen for his height — 7'3". • Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew to wear. In the original films the suits were made of yak hair and mohair. • Later,the suit was made of more comfortable materials. • Only Mayhew's blue eyes could be seen in his costume. • X,Y ?
X - Chewbacca • Y - George Lucas • Chewbacca's voice was created by the original films' sound designer, Ben Burtt, from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions,camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers in Burtt's personal library. • The individual recordings were mixed at different ratios for Chewbacca's different utterances. • One of the most prominent elements in the voice was a black bear named Tarik, from Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose, California.
Few pieces of public art are met with unanimous applause, but the 40,000-pound, 26-foot statue that was erected in Chicago’s Pioneer Court was more hated than most. • After 10 months of complaints from locals and critics alike – not to mention being voted America’s ‘worst piece of bad public art’ by one website,X has finally been dismantled. • Local paper The Chicago Sun-Times ran a story called ‘Goodbye and good riddance, ___ ___’ in response to the statue's removal, in which it was described as “breathtakingly tacky”. • Meanwhile, the man responsible for X , artist Johnson said in statement reported by CBS Chicago: “I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the variety of reactions to the sculpture. • The statue was repeatedly vandalized. • X or what is the statue about ?
X - Forever Marilyn • The giant sculpture depicted the icon in her famous Seven Year Itch pose, stood above a subway-grate struggling to keep her billowing dress in place. • It afforded passerby a view of Marilyn’s bum beneath her skirt and her famous legs, but even that wasn’t enough to win over the Windy City !
SCOOTER • Scooter Libby (born 1950), American political figure • Scooter, a corruption of the word Scoter; a large black diving duck • Kick scooter, a wheeled vehicle propelled by a rider pushing off the ground • Scooter (skirt), a short skirt with shorts underneath, also known as a "skort" • Knee scooter, a mobility device for patients with leg injuries • "Scooter", a colloquial term for a Harley Davidson motorcycle • The Scooter, a giant, fast-moving storm on the planet Neptune • Motor scooter, a motorcycle with a step-through frame
“Après moi, le déluge" meaning "After me the deluge (will come)"
No. 617 Squadron is a Royal Air Force aircraft squadron commonly known as the "Dambusters", for its actions during Operation Chastise against German dams during World War II. • The mission used highly specialised bombs to destroy Ruhr dams in Germany. • In 1943 the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams in Germany with "bouncing bomb". • Sir Barnes Neville Wallis,was an English scientist, engineer and inventor best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in Operation Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. • Among his other inventions were the geodesic airframe and the earthquake bomb. • The remark is attributed to Louis XV of France in reference to the impending end of a functioning French monarchy and predicting the French Revolution. • The phrase is now used to denigrate the attitude of someone who acts irresponsibly, without worrying on the consequences that his/her acts could have. Something like: "I don't care what happens next, I'll be gone",or "The world could collapse after I'm gone, no big deal".
Elvis Presley,Betty Grable,Betty Davis and Lady Astor all sporting variants of the pompadour hairstyle named after Madame de Pompadour • (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour) a member of the French court, and the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.
Chalti ka naam Gaadi • Id these Indian Railways trains using the info given. • 20 odd Qns
T1 • This express train runs between _____ and Chennai linking the important cities and towns of southern Tamilnadu with Kerala. • It connects Tiruchi, Madurai, Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu and Trivandrum and Kochi in Kerala and longitudinally crosses almost the whole state of Tamilnadu. • (see pics)
The Guruvayur Express connecting the temple city of Guruvayur with Chennai. • Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is a famous Krishna temple in Guruvayur in Thrissur district of Kerala. • It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus and is often referred to as "Bhooloka Vaikuntam“ which translates to the holy abode of Vishnu on Earth. • Hence it is also known as Dwaraka of the South. • Shri Krishna is popularly known here by different names such as Kannan, Unni-Kannan (Baby Krishnan), Unni-Krishnan, Balakrishnan, and Guruvayoorappan.
T2 • A B is an important mail/express train connecting the two pilgrimage centers of Haridwar and Puri.It covers a distance of 2378 Kilometers at an average speed of 53 Kmph. • A was an early state in central-eastern India, which comprised most of the modern state of Orissa as well as the Andhra region of the bordering state of AP. • It was a rich and fertile land that extended from the river Damodar/Ganges to Godavari and from Bay of Bengal to Amarkantak range in the West.The region was scene of a bloody War fought by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka the Great of Magadha circa 265 BCE. • B was located in the northern and eastern portion of the modern-day Indian state of Orissa. • This kingdom was mentioned in the Mahabharata, with various names including Odra desha. • Early medieval literature says its name means "the land which has excellent opulence of artists and art". • The Dasarnas, the Mekalas (a kingdom to the west of B) and the B were mentioned as kingdoms of Bharata Varsha (Ancient India) • B were mentioned as taking part in the Kurukshetra War siding with the Kauravas. • B also appears in our national anthem.
Kalinga Utkal Express • A - Kalinga Kingdom • B - Utkala Kingdom • Utkala is also called Utpala and Okkal ; it is also mentioned in our national anthem.
T3 • It is a sister train to the main Mumbai Rajdhani and connects Mumbai to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin. • It is named after the venue from where the Quit India Movement was launched in 1942. • (see pic)