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A General Quiz (final round) conducted as part of Maffick, the cultural festivel of Maulana Azad NIT Bhopal, in March 2019. Many of the questions are related to topics in news in and around that time period. All questioned are researched by me and prior permission is required for reproducing the same.

A General Quiz (final round) conducted as part of Maffick, the cultural festivel of Maulana Azad NIT Bhopal, in March 2019. Many of the questions are related to topics in news in and around that time period. All questioned are researched by me and prior permission is required for reproducing the same.

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  1. 1. THE MAFFICK GENERAL QUIZ Researched & presented by MAHENDRA MOHAN DAS presents FINALS
  2. 2. Mahendra Mohan Das 2 But first, let’s thank our beloved sponsors of the event
  3. 3.  Clockwise, 16 questions. No infinite bounce.  +10 on bounce  +10/-5 on pounce  You can’t pounce on your own question  Many questions have two parts to a question. Need both parts to get marks on pounce. However, negative marks will be at QM’s discretion  -10 for pissing me by blurting out the answer or otherwise Mahendra Mohan Das 3 Round 1: Pouncing Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. 4.  In 1793, botanist and aristocrat Joseph Dombey set sail from Paris with two very important objects in his possession. He was going to meet US Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson – who, Dombey hoped, would help persuade Congress for accepting the two objects.  Crossing the Atlantic, however, Dombey ran into a giant storm, and pirates captured him. He died in prison shortly after his capture; and his belongings were auctioned off to the highest bidders.  France sent a second emissary afterwards, but by the time America had a new secretary of state, who apparently didn't care much for the two objects.  What thus resulted, the repercussion of which continues even today for USA and the rest of the world? Mahendra Mohan Das 4 1) A tale of two objects
  5. 5. Mahendra Mohan Das 5 Kilogram and Meter (metric system) never reached US
  6. 6.  As per Devi Bhagawata Purana, Maya Sita is the illusionary duplicate of the goddess Sita, who is abducted by Ravana instead of the real Sita. This saves Sita from falling prey to Ravana's plot of abduction and safeguards her purity.  After Agni Pariksha, she – worried about her uncertain future – she performs austerities. Shiva is pleased with her penance and promises to grant her desired boon. An excited Maya Sita anxiously repeats her desire.  What thus resulted? Mahendra Mohan Das 6 2) Anxiety kills the cat?
  7. 7.  She repeats her desire of getting a husband 5 times Mahendra Mohan Das 7 She was born as Draupadi and married 5 Pandavas
  8. 8.  This Venus Williams vs Ipek Senoglu show match was part of a promotional event for the 2005 Istanbul Cup. What was the so special about this match? Mahendra Mohan Das 8 3) Khelein hum jee jaan se Video Removed
  9. 9.  On Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, connecting Asia with Europe Mahendra Mohan Das 9 Played across two continents
  10. 10.  “Our culture is shifting,” says Thomas Pastuszak, wine director at NoMad in New York City. “Wine used to be the fancy thing. You went out and you had a bottle of wine with dinner, as opposed to having wine with dinner at home.” He says that as a sommelier, he’s seen a younger audience for wine emerge, one that is less intimidated by the traditional formality surrounding wine.  “There was never wine for those traditional beer moments,” says Salcito, director of wine special projects at David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant group. “I wanted a thing that made sense in beer moments… In my mind I’m going to the beach with it, I’m going poolside… You can take it camping”  What new-age style of wine is being talked about? Mahendra Mohan Das 10 4) The shifting paradigm
  11. 11. Mahendra Mohan Das 11 Canned wine
  12. 12.  Contrary to what the word might sound like, which Indian household furniture gets its name from the corruption of Hindi words describing the physical feature of the furniture, and not from the item it is used to serve? Mahendra Mohan Das 12 5) The sound
  13. 13.  From Teen+Pai = three legged Mahendra Mohan Das 13 Teapoy
  14. 14.  Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a first-person shooter game that was released in October 2017. Game is set in an alternate history in 1961, in which Germany won World War II.  However, due to anti-Nazi laws in Germany, a few changes had to be made in the German version. (Since 1945, the Swastika and all other Nazi symbols have been banned in Germany.)  While the Swastika symbol was replaced by a three-pronged symbol and Hitler isn't ever acknowledged by name, what is the other major change in visual the creators made, which has stirred fits of laughter among people? Mahendra Mohan Das 14 6) Which is the funny guy?
  15. 15. Mahendra Mohan Das 15 Hitler without moustache
  16. 16.  The present city of Valsad in Gujarat was earlier known as Bulsar. In the 17th century, Bulsar was one of the five centres of the Zoroastrian religion. On the birth certificate of X, his parents identified as "Nationality: British Indian" and "Race: Parsi”, confirming the origin of their family name.  His portrayal in the biographical drama Y by Z earned him Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award, also making him the first actor of Egyptian heritage to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.  Identify X and Z. Mahendra Mohan Das 16 7) The music lives on
  17. 17. Mahendra Mohan Das 17 Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek
  18. 18.  In yet another superhero love triangle, Perceiving an imbalance in the universe and a gradual shift towards life rather than death, X resurrects Thanos. Thanos wipes half the beings in the universe from existence as proof of his love for X.  Y, on the other hand, becomes infatuated with X (as expected of Y, obviously) after he has a number of near-death experiences. During the Funeral for a Freak storyline, X appears to reciprocate the feeling, and a jealous Thanos prevents Y from dying and joining X by cursing him with immortality.  X and Y? Mahendra Mohan Das 18 8) Would you die for me?
  19. 19. Mahendra Mohan Das 19 Mistress Death, Deadpool
  20. 20.  Scene from a 1995 friendly match between Colombia and England at Wembley Stadium. What is this kick known as, due to the player's resemblance to a creature while performing it? Mahendra Mohan Das 20 9) Have you exercised today?
  21. 21. Mahendra Mohan Das 21 Scorpion Kick, Rene Higuita
  22. 22.  In the 2007 film Guru, Abhishek Bachchan’s character Gurukant Desai is loosely based on Dhirubhai Ambani. Which famous media magnate is Mithun’s character Manik Dasgupta based on? Mahendra Mohan Das 22 10) (Social) Media influencers
  23. 23.  Founder & publisher of The Indian Express Mahendra Mohan Das 23 Ramnath Goenka
  24. 24.  Marc Ewing’s grandfather was part of Cornell University’s lacrosse team. During Marc’s time in Carnegie Mellon, he still used to wear his grandfather’s ___ ___, part of the lacrosse jersey.  He used to name his software projects ___ __ 1, ___ ___ 2 , just to differentiate them from his friends'. So, of course, when he started his Linux project, he just named it ___ ___ Linux for lack of a better term.  In addition, Marc became the go-to guy on campus for fellow students with PC problems. Friends would say, “You should talk with my friend Marc.” “Who's Marc?” “He's the guy in the ___ ___.” So, at least among his immediate friends, ___ ___s became synonymous with technical expertise.  What did Marc Ewing found? Mahendra Mohan Das 24 11) A little nostalgia goes a long way
  25. 25. Mahendra Mohan Das 25 Red Hat
  26. 26.  In front of Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh gurdwara in Punjab, there are multiple shops that sell toy models of ___. They are a standard offering in the gurdwara, where one can find anything between 80 and 100 toy models at a time, in the hall, offered by people in the hope of something. Due to this tradition, the gurdwara is known as the X Temple/Gurdwara.  However, this is not the only X temple in India. The Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad is also known as the X temple and always draws a huge crowd, especially software and IT professionals in and around Andhra and Telengana.  What is offered in the Gurdwara? What’s the wish that the devotees are making in the temples? Mahendra Mohan Das 26 12) Aajkal ke bachche
  27. 27. Mahendra Mohan Das 27 Aeroplanes; Visa Temple
  28. 28.  Moovel Lab is a German urban design team that is looking to check the validity of a certain statement in modern times. They layered a grid of 486,713 cells on top of an open-source digital road map of Europe. They then developed an algorithm to calculate a route to X from each one of those cells, and found that yes, indeed, there was a way from every point.  What were they trying to prove? Mahendra Mohan Das 28 13) Thou hath no chill
  29. 29. Mahendra Mohan Das 29 All roads lead to Rome
  30. 30.  Just a couple of weeks after end of WWII, riots broke out among the common American households. The first riot occurred in September 1945 when many stores were flooded with mobs of women. The riots then grew in severity.  In November, 30,000 women reportedly gathered in New York and 40,000 in Pittsburgh. A headline in Augusta, Georgia, read "Women Risk Life and Limb in Bitter Battle for ___" and went on to detail how crowds clamored into the store, knocking down shelves and displays along the way. Only by March 1946 the period of riots ended.  What was the riot for? What’s the reason behind the riots? Mahendra Mohan Das 30 14) Cat-fight
  31. 31. Mahendra Mohan Das 31 Nylon; all Nylon during WWII was used by military, leaving nothing for stockings
  32. 32.  The name of this Greek mythological hero is taken on the same line as Achilles. In the Iliad, he is notable for his abundant strength and courage, seen particularly in two fights with Hector. When Achilles dies, killed by Paris (with help from Apollo), he and Odysseus are the heroes who fight against the Trojans to get the body and bury it.  Numerous things are named after this great hero, including multiple navy ships, cars and football clubs. In the logo of the most famous club named after him, he is drawn with just 11 lines, symbolizing the 11 players of a football team.  Who? Mahendra Mohan Das 32 15) Clash of the Titans
  33. 33. Mahendra Mohan Das 33 Ajax
  34. 34.  This iconic luxury hotel houses some of the best restaurants or chains in the world, including Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, Nobu, Bobby Flay’s Messa Grill and Pronto by Giada. It was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. i) Which iconic hotel, which once even hosted its own Grand Prix event, part of the F1 World Championship? ii) Quite aptly, what is the name of the main entertainment performance venue/stadium of the hotel, with 4000+ capacity? Mahendra Mohan Das 34 16) Bade logon ka kaam
  35. 35. Mahendra Mohan Das 35 Caesar’s Palace; Colosseum
  36. 36. Mahendra Mohan Das 36 Scores?
  37. 37.  5 written questions.  Differential scoring  For full questions, 3*no. of teams that didn’t get correct  For questions with part answers, 1.5*no. of teams that didn’t get the part correct, for each part Mahendra Mohan Das 37 Round 2: Write Bros
  38. 38.  Starting 1947, what does the following graph represent, which might remind you of an Iron maiden song and the third studio album of Linkin Park, among other things?  What’s the reason of the 5 point drop in 1998? Mahendra Mohan Das 38 1) Because, why not!
  39. 39.  A ___ elevator can work several ways for going up and down – stopping at every floor, stopping at alternate floors, or rising to the top floor and stopping, while going down.  A ___ refrigerator has the ability to disable all lights or other electrical activity (including compressor turning on) from occurring when the refrigerator door is opened.  A ___ oven is still under dispute – while most of them disables all lights and displays, and standard six- or twelve-hour automatic shutoff overridden, the program to remove power from their heating element when the door is opened is still a problem.  What’s so special about these machines? Mahendra Mohan Das 39 2) All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  40. 40.  X’s original version had 8 colours in 1978. However, in a few months, the demand significantly grew, forcing them to produce it with the readily available fabrics, dropping the hot-pink colour.  In 1979 it was further modified, removing the Turquoise and Indigo, and keeping only blue in its place. This is the version used ever since.  What is being talked about? Mahendra Mohan Das 40 3) Economy of supply and demand
  41. 41.  Y died in 1943 while fighting for Germany in World War II. A final letter he wrote to his rival/friend X reads, in part, "Someday find my son ... tell him about how things can be between men on this Earth.“  In 1964, Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan made the movie “X Returns To Berlin”. In the film, X explains to Y's son, Kai, what happened during the 1936 Olympic event, which went on to become a great story of unity and friendship between to great sporting rivals.  Identify X and Y. Mahendra Mohan Das 41 4) Honor among athletes
  42. 42.  During 20 years of X’s tenure as Chairman and CEO of ___, the company's value rose 4,000%. When he retired from ___ he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history.  Through the 1980s, X sought to streamline ___. He popularized so-called "rank and yank" policies used now by other corporate entities. Each year, he would fire the bottom 10% of his managers, regardless of absolute performance. He was dubbed “Y X” for eliminating employees while leaving buildings intact; in reference to the ‘Y bomb’, which was designed to maximize lethal radiation in the immediate vicinity of the blast while minimizing the physical power of the blast itself.  X and Y please. Mahendra Mohan Das 42 5) The management style
  43. 43. Mahendra Mohan Das 43 Exchange sheets
  44. 44.  Starting 1947, what does the following graph represent, which might remind you of an Iron maiden song and the third studio album of Linkin Park, among other things?  What’s the reason of the 5 point drop in 1998? Mahendra Mohan Das 44 1) Because, why not!
  45. 45. Mahendra Mohan Das 45 Doomsday Clock/Minutes to Midnight; Pokhran II & Chagai I
  46. 46.  A ___ elevator can work several ways for going up and down – stopping at every floor, stopping at alternate floors, or rising to the top floor and stopping, while going down.  A ___ refrigerator has the ability to disable all lights or other electrical activity (including compressor turning on) from occurring when the refrigerator door is opened.  A ___ oven is still under dispute – while most of them disables all lights and displays, and standard six- or twelve-hour automatic shutoff overridden, the program to remove power from their heating element when the door is opened is still a problem.  What’s so special about these machines? Mahendra Mohan Das 46 2) All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  47. 47.  For refraining from doing creative work on the Shabbat; even including making a fire, preparing food, or even closing a switch or pressing an electronic button. Mahendra Mohan Das 47 Sabbath/ Shabbat mode
  48. 48.  X’s original version had 8 colours in 1978. However, in a few months, the demand significantly grew, forcing them to produce it with the readily available fabrics, dropping the hot-pink colour.  In 1979 it was further modified, removing the Turquoise and Indigo, and keeping only blue in its place. This is the version used ever since.  What is being talked about? Mahendra Mohan Das 48 3) Economy of supply and demand
  49. 49. Mahendra Mohan Das 49 LGBT Flag
  50. 50.  Y died in 1943 while fighting for Germany in World War II. A final letter he wrote to his rival/friend X reads, in part, "Someday find my son ... tell him about how things can be between men on this Earth.“  In 1964, Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan made the movie “X Returns To Berlin”. In the film, X explains to Y's son, Kai, what happened during the 1936 Olympic event, which went on to become a great story of unity and friendship between to great sporting rivals.  Identify X and Y. Mahendra Mohan Das 50 4) Honor among athletes
  51. 51. Mahendra Mohan Das 51 Jesse Owens & Luz Long
  52. 52.  During 20 years of X’s tenure as Chairman and CEO of ___, the company's value rose 4,000%. When he retired from ___ he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history.  Through the 1980s, X sought to streamline ___. He popularized so-called "rank and yank" policies used now by other corporate entities. Each year, he would fire the bottom 10% of his managers, regardless of absolute performance. He was dubbed “Y X” for eliminating employees while leaving buildings intact; in reference to the ‘Y bomb’, which was designed to maximize lethal radiation in the immediate vicinity of the blast while minimizing the physical power of the blast itself.  X and Y please. Mahendra Mohan Das 52 5) The management style
  53. 53. Mahendra Mohan Das 53 Jack Welch, Neutron Jack
  54. 54. Mahendra Mohan Das 54 Scores?
  55. 55.  Anticlockwise, 16 questions. No infinite bounce.  +10 on bounce  +10/-5 on pounce  You can’t pounce on your own question  Many questions have two parts to a question. Need both parts to get marks on pounce. However, negative marks will be at QM’s discretion  -10 for pissing me by blurting out the answer or otherwise Mahendra Mohan Das 55 Round 3: Pouncing Tiger, Hidden Dragon Dobara
  56. 56.  X is a 2000 Indian film written and directed by Y and is his ode to womanhood and his muse of the time. Starring an ensemble cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal etc., this movie follows a rather bizzare storyline, with the lead actress being the muse of characters ranging from Leonardo Da Vinci to Kalidasa to Kamdev himself; probably portraying Y’s real-life obsession with the lead actress.  As predicted, the high-profile movie with ensemble cast was a box-office disaster. Identify the movie and the director. Mahendra Mohan Das 56 1) Start-up failure
  57. 57. Mahendra Mohan Das 57 Gaja Gamini
  58. 58.  He is currently the only driver to have been F1 champion for both Ferrari and McLaren. After his retirement in 1985, this successful aviation entrepreneur has founded and run three Austrian airlines. Currently he acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team and owns 10% of the team. i) Which famous player and businessman, who won the F1 World Drivers' Championship in 1975, 1977 and 1984? ii) Who won the championship in 1976? Mahendra Mohan Das 58 2) The adrenalines
  59. 59. Mahendra Mohan Das 59 Niki Lauda, James Hunt
  60. 60.  Rene Lacoste, the famous tennis player and businessman, won seven Grand Slam singles and also the Davis Cup in 1927 and 1928, as a member of the French team.  What nickname, associated even today with him, did he get because of the tenacity with which he dealt with his opponents? Mahendra Mohan Das 60 3) The tell-tale or the tail-tale?
  61. 61. Mahendra Mohan Das 61 The Crocodile
  62. 62.  The telephone area code 321 was supposed to be assigned to suburban Chicago, but after a successful petition led by local resident Robert Osband, it was assigned to Brevard County.  The area code 321 was sought after because Brevard houses a structure that has made significant impact in human history since the late 20th century.  Either name the structure, or give the funda as to why it was assigned area code 321. Mahendra Mohan Das 62 4) Of the voyages
  63. 63. Mahendra Mohan Das 63 John F Kennedy Space Centre
  64. 64.  X founded Khudai Khidmatgar in 1929. After independence, he formed Pakistan's first National opposition party, the Pakistan Azad Party. But suspicions of his allegiance persisted and he was placed under house arrest without charge from 1948 till 1964, except a couple of years in between. In 1962, he was named an "Amnesty International Prisoner of the Year".  46664 is a series of AIDS benefit concerts played in honour of Y by between 2003 and 2008, participated by music legends including Queen, Beyonce, Bono and The Who. With 27 years, Y easily surpasses X in terms of number of years under arrest.  With a common Indian connection, identify both X and Y. Mahendra Mohan Das 64 5) How I love my valley
  65. 65.  Only two non-Indians to win the Bharat Ratna Mahendra Mohan Das 65 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan; Nelson Mandela
  66. 66.  Jaconet is a very soft and lightweight cotton fabric. As a surface, Jaconet makes it difficult for glue, tape and similar substances to stick. The fabric is often used as a reinforcement in bookbinding because it is strong but not thick or heavy. The fabric is named after the place X, where the fabric was first manufactured.  Notably, this is not the only word to be named after the place. The more famous word of the two is a direct corruption of X, etymology of which can be linked to the fanatic annual religious festival that takes place in X.  Identify X and the other word. Mahendra Mohan Das 66 6) The contrasting world
  67. 67. Mahendra Mohan Das 67 Jagannath, Juggernaut
  68. 68.  The painting on the right is of Ibadat Khana, a certain meeting house in Fatehpur Sikri. i) What is being depicted in the picture? ii) What was the main purpose of the room, which, as per historians, only 18 people were privy to? Mahendra Mohan Das 68 7) Inclusion vs Exclusion
  69. 69. Mahendra Mohan Das 69 Abu’l Fazl presenting Akbarnama to Akbar; Din-i-Ilahi
  70. 70.  Extremadura is a western Spanish region bordering Portugal. With an agrarian economy, this region focuses a lot of tomatoes – growing two types of tomatoes. The first type are the normal ones used for cooking. The second type is the cheapest to grow, however, are practically inedible – though thousands of hectares are dedicated for growing such inferior but cheap tomatoes – producing more than 100tons of such tomatoes a year.  Why are the second types of tomatoes produced? Mahendra Mohan Das 70 8) Extremities
  71. 71. Mahendra Mohan Das 71 For use in La Tomatina
  72. 72.  In August 1990, Sachin hit his first century at Old Trafford, Manchester, against England, and saved India from losing. He was named Man of the Match for the performance and gifted accordingly.  However, as per reports, the next day Manchester police issued him a warning for something related to the match, though adding that given the situation they won't consider it as a serious crime.  Why the warning? Mahendra Mohan Das 72 9) The laws and its intricacies
  73. 73. Mahendra Mohan Das 73 Champagne was gifted to underage Sachin
  74. 74.  It was developed by Forrest Mars while in England during the 1930s— supposedly after observing a similar product carried by Spanish Civil War soldiers. He then went to Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Company president William Murrie, and gave him a 20 percent stake in return for backing his new product. Though they both parted ways in 1949, shortly after the candy first came out, the world famous candy still bears the mark of the inventor and his benefactor.  Which candy? Mahendra Mohan Das 74 10) Marking your territory
  75. 75. Mahendra Mohan Das 75 M&M
  76. 76.  If 100 cents make 1 USD and 100 paise make 1 Rupee, what does 100 million Satoshi make? Mahendra Mohan Das 76 11) A short question can go a long way
  77. 77.  Satoshi is a subunit of Bitcoin named after Satoshi Nakamoto Mahendra Mohan Das 77 1 Bitcoin
  78. 78.  During the trial, while the Parsi community backed the defendant, the Sindhi community backed the prosecution, transforming this case into a high-profile community battle. The weekly tabloid Blitz , owned by R. K. Karanjia, a Parsi himself, publicized the story, published exclusive cover stories and openly supported the defendant.  After the conviction of X, it was even feared that a pardon for him could elicit an angry reaction from the Sindhi community. When government received a pardon application for Bhai Pratap, a Sindhi trader who had been a participant in the Indian independence movement, this gave the defendant a chance for pardon. Vijayalakshmi Pandit, then governor of Maharashtra, pardoned Bhai Pratap and X on the same day.  Identify X. Mahendra Mohan Das 78 12) Rich dad vs rich dad
  79. 79. Mahendra Mohan Das 79 K M Nanavati
  80. 80.  The following song is from 1967 Dev Anand starrer Jewel Thief. It is shot inside the royal palace of which country? Mahendra Mohan Das 80 13) Thief, robbery or justice? Video Removed
  81. 81.  Kingdom of Sikkim was annexed by India in 1975 Mahendra Mohan Das 81 Sikkim
  82. 82.  Dark Horse Records is a record label founded by former Beatle George Harrison in 1974. i) What mythological horse is the inspiration for this logo? ii) What is the primary distinction between the mythological horse and the logo? Mahendra Mohan Das 82 14) Tall, dark and handsome
  83. 83. Mahendra Mohan Das 83 Uchchaisravas; it was a snow-white horse
  84. 84.  Legend has it that some of Alexander the Great’s army took shelter in this isolated village in 326BC after they were wounded in a battle against Porus. Artefacts from that period have been found in the village, such as a sword that reportedly rests inside the temple.  The residents consider themselves such pure-blood that tourists and outsiders are not allowed to touch any wall of the temples in the place. ‘Kanashi’ is the local language of the place, unlike dialects spoken in its neighboring villages; and the language is also considered to be one of the secrets of the village that outsiders from other villages are not allowed to use. i) Which in-other-news place am I talking about? ii) What’s the most famous ‘product’ associated with this village? Mahendra Mohan Das 84 15) Pure-bloods vs muggles
  85. 85. Mahendra Mohan Das 85 Malana, Malana cream
  86. 86.  In Indian Army, a salute is executed by a open palm gesture. It not only establishes trust among the personnel but also proves that the person saluting has no bad intentions and no weapons hidden up anywhere.  However, the navy salute is executed with the palm facing the ground. Historically, what is reason for the difference? Mahendra Mohan Das 86 16) Why so serious?
  87. 87. Mahendra Mohan Das 87 To hide the hands of sailors that get dirty due to oil or grease stains while working on the ship
  88. 88. Mahendra Mohan Das 88 Scores?
  89. 89.  7 written questions, connected by a common element  Answers will be revealed after every question  +10 for every correct answer, no negatives  -10 for pissing me by blurting out the answer or otherwise  For the connection:  +30/-15 for first 3 questions  +20/-10 for next 2 questions  +10/-5 for 6th question  +5/0 for 7th question Mahendra Mohan Das 89 Round 4: Write Bros with a theme
  90. 90.  Drawings of various parts (entrance hall, garden and the fountain) of the Saint- Paul Asylum in France. Who was admitted here from May 1889- May 1890? Mahendra Mohan Das 90 1) Galat nahin ho, bas alag ho
  91. 91. Mahendra Mohan Das 91 Van Gogh
  92. 92.  X was born with a crippled leg and derisively nicknamed Lungri (The Lame One) by his mother. Though he considered himself as the ‘don’ of the place (for the lack of a better word), the only one who looked up to him was Tabaqui.  Which universally hated villain, who is not to be confused with the largest standalone retail brokerage in India and a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas? Mahendra Mohan Das 92 2) Kisne kisko maara
  93. 93. Mahendra Mohan Das 93 Shere Khan
  94. 94.  Who, with his daughter Lucy, wrote the George series? Mahendra Mohan Das 94 3) Spaceman
  95. 95. Mahendra Mohan Das 95 Stephen Hawking
  96. 96.  Introduced in Asterix and the Missing Scroll, Confoundtheirpolitix is a newsmonger. Who is it based on? Mahendra Mohan Das 96 4) Hot scoop everywhere
  97. 97. Mahendra Mohan Das 97 Julian Assange
  98. 98.  "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" is a seminal paper published in 1950. It considers the question "Can machines think?" Since the words "think" and "machine" cannot be defined in a clear way that satisfies everyone, the author suggests we "replace the question by another, which is closely related to it and is expressed in relatively unambiguous words."  Who was the author of the paper, which was the first to introduce his concept in the philosophy of artificial intelligence? Mahendra Mohan Das 98 5) Who created God?
  99. 99. Mahendra Mohan Das 99 Alan Turing
  100. 100.  The ___ ___ ___ is a literary society founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. Its membership is by invitation only, and it has had less than 1000 members since its inception, some of the most notable of them being Isaac Asimov, Neil Gaiman, Nicholas Meyer etc. The group takes its name from the fictional group of ‘intelligence agents’ employed by X in and around his house.  Identify X and FITB. Mahendra Mohan Das 100 6) Is big brother watching?
  101. 101. Mahendra Mohan Das 101 Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street Irregulars
  102. 102.  X has spent the past 53 years living in seclusion on a cliff, overlooking the town of Whoville. He hates the Christmas season, making particular note of how disturbing the various noises of Christmastime are to him, including the singing of Christmas carols. Unable to stand the holiday any longer, he once even decides to destroy it once and for all.  Ironically, he has become an icon of Christmas and the winter holidays, despite his hatred of the season.  Who? Mahendra Mohan Das 102 7) When hatred becomes love
  103. 103. Mahendra Mohan Das 103 The Grinch
  104. 104. Mahendra Mohan Das 104 Connection: Benedict Cumberbatch
  105. 105.  For brickbats and bouquets, please reach out in Facebook, or drop a mail to mohandas.mahendra@gmail.com Mahendra Mohan Das 105 Thank you all! Mucho Gracias!

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