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  1. 1. GENERAL QUIZ -FINALS EL DORADO’22
  2. 2. Rules ● 20 Questions, All open on Pounce and bounce ● +10 and -5 on a Pounce ● +10 on Direct and Bounce
  3. 3. 1 This individual is an activist writing against incidents of misconduct and the silencing of any kind of dissent by this tech company. This includes any kind of negative post about them on social media. The company is now receiving a lot of controversy for having misleading advertisements. His username on most platforms is the name of the company he’s targeting with the last word being the opposite. By what name does he go online.
  4. 4. WhiteHat Sr.
  5. 5. 2 In the latest IOS update, a change was seen in the emojis provided. One emoji was tweaked a little bit. This was an indirect way of stating that all is not bad with you if you are wearing this. The change was brought as this emoji was seen to be a bit sad on the previous versions. What change was made keeping up with the times?
  6. 6. Mask emoji, it's now shown to be smiling
  7. 7. 3 The ‘404 Not Found’ (basically dead or missing link) page of media organization ‘NPR’ may look aesthetically boring but a close look at the articles displayed below is a nod to the fact that the webpage you’re looking for ‘missing’. Which person have I blanked out, also one of the major characters in an Academy award- nominated movie from last year? Image follows.
  8. 8. Jimmy Hoffa
  9. 9. 4 This type of skin cancer found only in one region of the world is caused due to the regular use of an object used by the people of this region to keep themselves warm. Another medical hazard associated with this object is ‘hot water bottle rash’ something similar to the burns which can be caused by prolonged use of laptops on thighs. What is this cancer called/ What causes it?
  10. 10. Kangri Cancer in Kashmir Caused by the ‘Kanger’ a pot with hot embers used by Kashmiris beneath their traditional clothing to keep the chill at bay.
  11. 11. 5 The origin of this, the largest of its kind in Asia can be traced to the system of forced labour wherein the ruler sent the men to a faraway land to fight wars and do farming among other things. This meant that those who remained in the villages had to take up the responsibility of the households as well as commerce themselves. Soon it became a major source of sustenance and helped stimulate the local economy. What is being talked about here? (Half points for general description)
  12. 12. Ima Keithel in Imphal; Largest Women Run Market
  13. 13. 6 Around 6 years ago, the United States saw a spike in the activity levels of its citizens. According to the analysts involved in the study, this thing added a total of 144 billion steps to U.S. physical activity. Though there were instances of public nuisances and concerns about security attributed to this as well. What led to this sudden surge in activity?
  14. 14. Pokemon Go
  15. 15. 7 This person started wearing these after he met with an accident which damaged his left eye. It became a trademark of this individual, similar to that of his friend turned foe who also had a similar style. After 46 Years, this person decided to replace this trademark style with a lighter and more comfortable pair which had been imported from Germany by Chennai based Vijaya Opticals. Who and what style item is being talked about?
  16. 16. M. Karunanidhi’s iconic dark glasses
  17. 17. 8 A few days ago, on the birth anniversary of a legendary Indian actor, Google added an easter egg to its site. When asked a question in the search box, a calculator showed up with the number ‘2’ on it. What question resulted in this answer?
  18. 18. Kitne Aadmi The? Amjad Khan’s Birthday
  19. 19. 9 This company recently announced that they will not be continuing with a certain tradition of theirs since its inception in 2010 According to a statement released by them, they acknowledged the hardships faced by individuals in this year and said that it won’t be right to continue with things as they were. What is being talked about, something that started well but has been receiving a lot of negative reception in the last few years because of well, being cringy.
  20. 20. Youtube Rewind
  21. 21. 10 This 2010 parody novel combining steampunk elements and a 19th century classic features 3D waltz in midair and robots, the faithful companions of everyone. What is its name which can be obtained by replacing the first word from the name of the 19th century classic, considered by many to be the greatest piece of literature, with the most popular mobile operating system.
  22. 22. Android Karenina
  23. 23. 11 After the release of his book in the late 40s, this Indian born author received a letter from one his high school teacher turned novelist giving his views on the book. In the letter, the former teacher praised the book but said that the version of future portrayed in his book, another great work in the same genre, is more likely. Who is the Indian born author and wrote the letter? Image follows.
  24. 24. George Orwell and Aldous Huxley
  25. 25. 12 What served as the inspiration behind this fan created CS: GO Map?
  26. 26. WRITTEN ROUND- 1 ● 4 Questions ● Theme: Fashion ● +10 for each answer, no negatives
  27. 27. Q1 Pictured here is Grimes at the Met Gala 2021. Her outfit made news as it was inspired from a fictional group of reverends. Even though Grimes was inspired from an infamous movie of the 80s, the highly acclaimed newer adaptation brought back this manipulative group back into the spotlight. ID this piece of fiction and the said group.
  28. 28. Q2 This designer disliked the constraints and inflexibility of the clothing of the Belle Époch and instead wanted women to wear clothes that were comfortable and exuded elegance. Inspired by sportswear, they decided to use a particular fabric (given image) that was unheard of in the high circles of the fashion world, revolutionising it with various colours, materials and textures to enhance the feminine qualities. This lead to the creation of a very iconic set of clothing that is said to have inspired many others in the same field. Initially met with disdain for abandoning traditional elements of fashion, this iconic yet practical clothing became so popular that it was even worn by the one of the most fashionable first ladies. Identify this set of clothing.
  29. 29. Q3 Earlier this year a 26 year old athlete, while competing, perhaps on the biggest stage in the world, made a fashion statement in her short program unlike her other competitors in their traditional sporting outfits. Since this sport is usually associated with the show business, skimpy outfits are very common, and this step by this athlete was a big step towards promoting body positivity. How did she alter the outfit and also identify the sport.
  30. 30. Q4 The objects shown in these images are preserved in the same place even though they are from incidents about 7 years apart. Despite the different timelines, they are kept close because of a deeper connect between the events and the people who wore these. Give funda.
  31. 31. ANSWERS
  32. 32. Q1 Pictured here is Grimes at the Met Gala 2021. Her outfit made news as it was inspired from a fictional group of reverends. Even though Grimes was inspired from an infamous movie of the 80s, the highly acclaimed newer adaptation brought back this manipulative group back into the spotlight. ID this piece of fiction and the said group.
  33. 33. 1. Dune and Bene Gesserit
  34. 34. Q2 This designer disliked the constraints and inflexibility of the clothing of the Belle Époch and instead wanted women to wear clothes that were comfortable and exuded elegance. Inspired by sportswear, they decided to use a particular fabric (given image) that was unheard of in the high circles of the fashion world, revolutionising it with various colours, materials and textures to enhance the feminine qualities. This lead to the creation of a very iconic set of clothing that is said to have inspired many others in the same field. Initially met with disdain for abandoning traditional elements of fashion, this iconic yet practical clothing became so popular that it was even worn by the one of the most fashionable first ladies. Identify this set of clothing.
  35. 35. 2. Chanel Suit
  36. 36. Q3 Earlier this year a 26 year old athlete, while competing, perhaps on the biggest stage in the world, made a fashion statement in her short program unlike her other competitors in their traditional sporting outfits. Since this sport is usually associated with the show business, skimpy outfits are very common, and this step by this athlete was a big step towards promoting body positivity. How did she alter the outfit and also identify the sport.
  37. 37. 3. Figure skating, at Winter Olympics 2022, Josefin Taljegard wore a unitard.
  38. 38. Q4 The objects shown in these images are preserved in the same place even though they are from incidents about 7 years apart. Despite the different timelines, they are kept close because of a deeper connect between the events and the people who wore these. Give funda.
  39. 39. 4. Clothing items worn by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi at the time of their assasination, preserved in Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Delhi.
  40. 40. DRY ROUND- 1 ● 9 Questions ● Clockwise round ● +10/-5 on pounce ● +10/-0 on bounce
  41. 41. Q. 1 The origins of this arguably onomatopoeic usage can be traced back to early 1900s. It was popularized through comic books to represent a biological action which the artists had a hard time drawing. The english usage said to be derived from the sound of a saw used to cut wood which is similar to the action’s sound. Some parallels in other languages are ● De reu rung - korean ● gu gu- japanese ● Kho Kho- vietnamese ● chrrr- polish What is the usage/english parallel?
  42. 42. SAFETY SLIDE
  43. 43. Zzzzzz
  44. 44. Q. 2 This fast food chain introduced a set of food items in collaboration with Mental Health America. Some of this included-Pissed, Salty and DGAF meals. The idea that went behind this was to acknowledge the fact that some days are bad, and It's okay to feel sad sometimes. They decided to name this option something that doubled up as a jab to their well known rival. Which fast food chain and What were these items called?
  45. 45. SAFETY SLIDE
  46. 46. Burger King’s ‘Unhappy Meal’
  47. 47. Q. 3 Pictured here is a colorway of Kobe Bryant’s basketball sneakers. This colorway is named as a reference to a major injury that Bryant had to face in his career and a Greek myth. What is this colorway called? 24242424242424242
  48. 48. SAFETY SLIDE
  49. 49. Achilles heel
  50. 50. Q. 4 Almost about 4 decades ago, the Indian government faced a catastrophe that it had never seen before. Going through its data, three groups were seen with the highest number of casualties: 1.Children 2.Old people(bed ridden/difficult to walk) 3.People with short stature These groups in an open environment had the highest tendency to fall toward the ground. ID the incident and why were these groups affected the most?
  51. 51. SAFETY SLIDE
  52. 52. Bhopal Gas Tragedy Owing to their height, children and other residents of shorter stature inhaled higher concentrations, as methyl isocyanate gas is approximately twice as dense as air and, therefore, in an open environment has a tendency to fall toward the ground.
  53. 53. Q. 5 A voting process said to be as complex as the the political voting process, it is handled by a company famous for its financial services. But once a year some of their representatives are trusted with these voting results till they are announced. A few years ago, one of these representatives came under the fire as some people attributed him tweeting right before an important event for the mishap that followed. ID what the company handles and the incident.
  54. 54. SAFETY SLIDE
  55. 55. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm is responsible for counting and delivering the winning Oscar envelopes. The La La Land and Moonlight Best Picture mix up. PwC employee Faye Dunaway was said to be tweeting right before he handed out the wrong envelope.
  56. 56. Q. 6 Pictured here is an iconic watch designed by a legendary watchmaker in the 70s. Since then it has become one of the most well-recognized watches in the world. The designer named the watch after a vehicle from an extremely famous work of fiction released a little over hundred years before the release of the watch. The creator of this work is considered to be a pioneer and has successfully predicted several advancements. The name is also quite fitting since the carefully-crafted proportions of the watch are similar in perfection to the algorithmic spiral of a certain mollusc. Name the watch and the work of fiction.
  57. 57. SAFETY SLIDE
  58. 58. A. Nautilus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  59. 59. Q. 7 This phrase was coined by a certain Charles in the Victorian era to describe the protagonist of one of his most famous works entering into a strange, yet marvellous universe. In an episode of Master Chef Australia, a contestant prepared a dessert which resembled a scene from the said work of fiction and named it after the aforementioned phrase. What phrase?
  60. 60. SAFETY SLIDE
  61. 61. A. Down the Rabbit Hole
  62. 62. Q. 8 In an episode of the HBO comedy-drama Succession, one of the central character’s estranged brother calls out the irony in naming a journalism school in UK after him since he was at the forefront of capitalism murdering journalism. The brother goes on to remark, “What's next, the ____ ___ ______ Women's Health Clinic?” to further stress upon the underlying irony in the said christening of the journalism school. FITB
  63. 63. SAFETY SLIDE
  64. 64. JACK THE RIPPER
  65. 65. Q. 9 Recently, a famous musician shared this image of a goddess to show his pride in his culture in response to a controversial statement by a cabinet minister. This text in the poster comes from a poem of 20th century which clearly reflected the then ongoing riot on the same issue. Identify who shared the image and the controversy behind it.
  66. 66. SAFETY SLIDE
  67. 67. A.R. Rahman Amit Shah urging people from different states to communicate with each other in hindi.
  68. 68. Reserve Questions
  69. 69. Pictured in the next slide are two sisters, who’re the descendants of the woman being talked about in the following lines: Born in 1479, she was married off at 15 to a silk merchant who was “just shy of 30, a fairly typical [age] difference for an upper-class union. This world famous person, even today, is adored by so many that a separate arrangement is made at her ‘residence’ in France. Identify this woman and what was the arrangement made. 12
  70. 70. Mona Lisa The Louvre has set up a mailbox for Mona Lisa for all the love letters she receives.
  71. 71. Q 13 “ --- ----” is a an expression relating to one of the biggest cover-ups in history. Interestingly, this expression caters to the beliefs of the church. The expression relates to an object used to alter famous pieces of art so as to make them more acceptable for certain people. However, This once highly revered practice is now condemned because of an attempt to destroy the originality of artworks. FITB
  72. 72. Fig Leaf

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