Ouroboros - The Finale - @ Ishya '14

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The finals of the biggest quiz IISER-T has ever seen, on the occasion of our cultural fest, Ishya-'14 .

Text of Ouroboros - The Finale - @ Ishya '14

  • 1. To an awesome bunch of people who showed us that out here, amidst all the hectic work & all sorts of constraints, one can live life to the fullest, enjoying every moment together, no matter however short they may be. We all have looked up to you for all kinds of reasons be it academics or sports, asking questions or trolling people you have inspired us in all senses. Youd always be remembered for your feats, and lemme underline it twice, Theres never gonna be a batch like yours !

2. And also . 3. Father of Quizzing @ IISER- TVM [ 26/10/91 - still rocking on . ] 4. Its gonna be loooong . 7 rounds rules to be explained before each one begins. Audience itd be appreciated if you think/guess than Google it up ! You gotto trust the QMs , on all issues/disputes . [ Please do ! ] 5. All stuff mixed up Bounce & Pounce applicable +10 if right , +5 on pass On pounce, +10 if right, -5 if pass You cant pounce on your own Q. ( well, why would you ? ) 6. 1. Chang and Eng Bunker were born in Thailand in 1811. In 1829, they were discovered by British merchant Robert Hunter. Upon termination of their contract with him, they successfully went into business for themselves, and travelled with P.T. Barnum's circus for many years. What were they called, which has since become a generic term? 7. Siamese Twins 8. 2. This object is has not been frequently used, but when it is used, it does catch world attention. Put fundae. 9. The Papal Stove 10. 3. Clarence Saunders opened his first Piggly Wiggly in 1916 where patrons roamed freely and paid on the way out. He patented the idea which is now copied worldwide. What are these ubiquitous entities? 11. Supermarkets ! 12. 4. The following image is a tribute to the work of Indias most celebrated person in his field. The image shows the interiors of Caf Mondegar, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai. Tribute to which legend ? 13. Mario Miranda 14. 5. 14 collections of over 50000 excitable units were analyzed for this study by researchers @ Lorand university, Hungary, and it was published in 2002 edition of Nature . Each unit, once activated was found to follow the same set of rules to pass through active & refractory phases before returning to resting state. This thing, was found to be 6-12 m wide, moving predominantly clockwise at about 12 m/s, expanding overtime to acquire a near linear shape. What the hell are we talking about ? 15. Football, bloody hell ! :D 16. 6. Slightly less quoted than the first words, what quote did this follow: "Yes, the surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe ? 17. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind 18. 7. 1600 light projectors with a total power requirement of three million watts producing a total illumination of 3000 lux have been used every September since 2008, in a south-east Asian nation. For what event? 19. 8. What eight-letter word connects these 3 a pastry made by folding a piece of dough over a filling, the loss of possession of the ball in sports like basketball and, a business jargon for the number of times a particular stock of goods is sold and restocked during a given period of time ??? 20. Turnover 21. 9.Listen to the song & identify the lead singer . 22. Shortlisted for national hockey & football squads Captain of national junior rugby team Holds 6 national school swimming records Fastest 100m time in national junior meet National U19 badminton champion Received national medal for a science project .. Who is this ??? 23. 10. This region's name literally means "four circuits of rivers and gorges". The cuisine of this region is categorized as one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. The peppercorn flavour makes it suitable to the Indian palate. Which region? 24. Szechuan / Sichuan / Szechwan 25. 11. Name the one word that connects the most commonly used variables to these people Lleyton Hewitt Ana Ivanovic Lee Chong Wei Ratchanok Inthanon ;) 26. 12. What links these 2 documents ? 27. Purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia On 30th March ( ! ) , 1867. 28. 13. This two-Oscar winner who made his acting debut on TV in 1978, is the only person, other than the great Walt Disney to have received Oscar nominations in six different categories. Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas has a "Marrying him" photo-op, in which museum visitors can put on a wedding gown and stand next to his wax statue. Who? 29. 14. Whats on the other side & why ? 30. 1000 years of the Brihadeeshwara temple, Thanjavur 31. Long Visual Connects, each with 5 7 pics to link. Id of the individual pics may/may not carry points. Scoring for the theme would be indicated below each slide. Write bros write ! 32. + 5 ; +30 / -5 33. + 5 ; +25 / -5 34. + 5 ; +20 / -5 35. + 5 ; +15 / -5 36. + 5 ; +10 / -5 37. Christening USS New York, built from the rubbles of the twin towers 38. Teardrop memorial , from Russia to the U.S 39. The Falling Man 40. Reflecting Absence Pools, Ground Zero 41. The Tribute Lights on the 10th anniversary 42. Actually, we want you to find y & z too :P 3 unknowns per question. +10 for each right one, bonus 10 if all 3 are right. No negatives. Write bros write ! 43. 1.An unknown visitor affectionately referred to as the X Toaster" paid homage at Xs grave annually beginning in 1949. As the tradition carried on for more than 60 years, it is likely that the X Toaster" was actually several individuals, though the tribute was always the same. Every January 19, in the early hours of the morning, the person made a toast of cognac to X's original grave marker and left three roses. Members of the X Society in Baltimore helped protect this tradition for decades. The X Toaster's last appearance was on January 19, 2009, the day of X's bicentennial. [ image to follow ] 44. In X's only novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket(1838), Y is a mutinous sailor on the whaling ship Grampus. After the ship capsizes in a storm, he and three other survivors draw lots upon Y's suggestion to kill one of them to sustain the others. Y then gets cannibalized. In 1846, the Francis Spaight foundered at sea. Y was among the twenty-one drowning victims of that incident, though there were no cases of cannibalism. In 1884, the yacht Mignonette sank. Four people survived and drifted in a life boat before one of them, the cabin boy Y, was killed by the others for food. This led to the R v Dudley and 45. Writer Z included Y as both a _____ and a _____ in his 2001 novel ______. In the novel, the _____ is set adrift in a lifeboat after a shipwreck with three other animals and a boy, the protagonist. It eats the other animals but not the boy. Z went on win the Man Booker Prize in 2002 for this novel. X,Y,Z please !! 46. X Edgar Allen Poe / Poe Y Richard Parker Z Yann Martel 47. 2. Dr. Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Auguste Dupin (created by Edgar Allan Poe) Monsieur Lecoq (created by Emile Gaboriau) are cited as inspirations for X. The following image shows the real Y , a place of extreme significance in Xs life. 48. Z played X on the silver screen twice, and tops the tops the Forbes list of Hollywood's Highest- Paid Actors with an estimated $75 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. [ note : the films of our concern werent between this timeline. Gimme X,Y,Z .. 49. X Sherlock Holmes Y Reichenbach Falls Z RDJ Jr. 50. 3."Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is a song originally by X, a well-known anti-apartheid reggae anthem from the 1980s, written during the apartheid era in South Africa. The song was banned by the South African government when it was released, but was widely played in South Africa nonetheless. It reached #7 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming X's first Top 10 hit for more than five years. [ video to follow ] 51. The video you just saw had X performing the song along with South African singer Kurt Darren, at Hyde Park, London, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Y. "Even the preacher who works for Jesus The Archbishop who's a peaceful man Together say that the freedom fighters Will overcome the very strong" These are the lyrics that I just mentioned. Who is the Archbishop(Z) to whom X refers in the song? 52. X Eddy Grant Y Nelson Mandela Z Archbishop Desmond Tutu 53. 4.The X is an international NGO of public figures noted as statesmen, peace activists, and human rights advocates, who were brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007. They describe themselves as "independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights". The goal Mandela set for the X was to use their "almost 1,000 years of collective experience" to work on solutions for seemingly insurmountable problems such as climate change, HIV/AIDS, and poverty, as well as to "use their political independence to help resolve some of the world's most intractable conflicts" 54. The image that follows this slide shows the X in 2009, when they had to pose with this empty seat, to represent the presence of Y, who couldnt attend the meetings. Also, pictured is Z, the only X from India so far. Id X,Y,Z for me ! 55. X The Elders Y Aung San Suu Kyi Z Ela Bhatt , founder of SEWA 56. 5.A journalist for the Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda coined this nickname (X) after a famous personality made a scathing attack on the Soviet Union and communism at the Kensington Town Hall. The personality and the nickname eventually became synonymous. Y played the role of this personality in the film that was titled X, which fetched her 3rd Oscar for the Best Actress in a leading role. Y happens to be the most nominated actor/actress ever in Oscar history, with 18 nominations in 35 years. 57. Ys 1st award for Best Actress in a leading role was for the film Zs choice, which is phrase us