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Travel & Living Quiz, IIT (BHU) - Finals

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Travel & Living Quiz, IIT (BHU) - Finals

  1. 1. Travel & Living Quiz Aditya S Acharya Rajan Arora
  2. 2. Round 1 • Infinite Bounce and Pounce • Clockwise • On Pounce: +15/-10 • On Bounce: +10/0
  3. 3. 1. • Picture (water color) dated 1812. Which place?
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  5. 5. 2.
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  7. 7. 3. • For a brandy to bear the name X, its production methods must meet certain legal requirements. In particular, it must be made from specified grapes of which Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the most widely used. The brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais. • X?
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  9. 9. Cognac
  10. 10. 4. • X became queen when her brother, Edward VI, died in 1553. She was a Catholic and wanted everyone in England to worship at Catholic churches. She made a new law that said people who refused could be burned. From 1555 till she died in 1558, three hundred men and women were burned. The people of England learned to hate her and to call her ‘Y’. They had bonfires and parties when she died. X’s sister, Elizabeth I, took the throne and stopped the burning of people who refused to worship in Catholic churches. But killing ‘witches’ still went on. • ID Y.
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  12. 12. Y: Bloody Mary X: Mary Tudor
  13. 13. 5. • This fragment of stone has been on permanent display in the old Electrical Engineering Building in the Texas Tech University since the St. Patrick's Day of 1939. Legends say that while on a field trip, it was discovered by a team of petroleum engineers. It is said that seniors that kiss this on graduation day receive a certain kind of gift. • This is supposedly a piece of a famous block of stone in Ireland. • What gift do they receive?
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  15. 15. Blarney Stone; The gift of flattery, coaxing talk
  16. 16. 6. • This is an Asian Palm Civet found mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago. • What is it known for in the world of F&B?
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  18. 18. Manufacture of Kopi Luwak (World’s most expensive coffee) from their feces
  19. 19. 7. • Which food item’s origin? • Lemuel X, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered "buttered toast, Y, crisp bacon, and a hooker of Hollandaise". Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d'hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.
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  21. 21. Eggs Benedict
  22. 22. 8. • The term appears to have been coined by Rosalind Coward in her 1984 book in which she writes: • "Cooking food and presenting it beautifully is an act of servitude. It is a way of expressing affection through a gift... That we should aspire to produce perfectly finished and presented food is a symbol of a willing and enjoyable participation in servicing others. X exactly sustains these meanings relating to the preparation of food. The kinds of picture used always repress the process of production of a meal. They are always beautifully lit, often touched up.” • In the United States, X is a term applied when "food manufacturers are capitalizing on a backlash against low-calorie and diet foods by marketing treats that boast a high fat content and good artery-clogging potential" • X?
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  24. 24. Food Porn
  25. 25. 9. • At 42.3 billion candela, the X is the strongest beam of light in the world. Using computer designed, curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 xenon lamps and focus them into one intense, narrow beam, engineers claimed that newspaper can be read from a distance as far as 10 miles. This however, was later revealed to be a false claim. On a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 275 miles (443 km) away by aircraft at cruising altitude. • The beam has operated reliably since first enabled on October 15, 1993, and is an FAA designated navigational landmark for aviators. • The light might be the world's best bug attractor, establishing a new ecosystem of moths, bats, and owls. • Where would you find this beam of light?
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  27. 27. Luxor, Las Vegas
  28. 28. 10. • What are these? • X • Y • Z • Magnum • Jeroboam • Methuselah • Salmanazar • Balthazar • Nebuchadnezzar
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  30. 30. Wine bottle sizes
  31. 31. End of Round 1
  32. 32. Round 2 • Infinite Bounce and Pounce • Anti-Clockwise • On Pounce: +15/-10 • On Bounce: +10/0
  33. 33. 1. • This is a vessel/dish (the French word for “saucepan”) used both in the oven and for serving purposes. The word is also used to describe the food cooked and served in such a vessel. In British English, this type of dish is frequently also called a bake, coinciding with the cooking technique used to cook such dishes. What’s it called? (Pic in next slide)
  34. 34. Casserole
  35. 35. 2. • This dish was invented when the chef Mullah _________ mistakenly emptied a bowl full of onions in a dish that was being cooked at the Mughal Emperor Akbar's court. The dish has since evolved and has become an integral part of Hyderabadi cuisine. Which dish am I talking about?
  36. 36. Do Piaza (from Pyaaz)
  37. 37. 3. • The seal of the Philippine National Police has a figure of a certain person named Lapu-Lapu. He is considered to be the first Filipino hero and was a ruler of the island of Mactan. The reason why his status in Philippines is similar to that of Birsa Munda in Jharkhand is because he was the first native to stand up against Spanish colonization. What exactly did he do?
  38. 38. • He was the native who killed Ferdinand Magellan
  39. 39. 4. • X appeared on the menu of NASA's space shuttle program and went into orbit on the shuttles. It was on Skylab and on the International Space Station and is popular with astronauts as a means of countering the dulling of the sense of taste that they frequently experience in space. It is produced by the US-based McIlhenny Company, made exclusively from a certain variety of peppers (Capsicum frutescens), vinegar and salt. It has a hot, spicy flavor.
  40. 40. 5. • To whom or what is this bicycle track in Netherlands a tribute to?
  41. 41. Starry Night or Van Gogh
  42. 42. 6. • A X was originally an open-air marketplace. Historically, X were held outside cities at locations where incoming caravans stopped and merchants displayed their goods for sale. X's formed whenever a caravan or caravans arrived. • The word entered European languages through French, probably during the French occupation of the Berber countries Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia in the 19th or 20th centuries. Thus, the word "X" most likely refers to Berber/North African traditional markets . • What word often used to describe bazars in Muslim countries?
  43. 43. Souk
  44. 44. 7. • Late last year, the Venice City Council introduced a peculiar law to do away with a certain kind of pollution that was badly affecting the city. • The law bans the use of a regular commodity that effected great inconvenience, given the city’s cobblestone pathways, staircases, walkways and historic places – besides causing general wear and tear. • What was this ban all about, which would definitely trouble the city’s 20 million tourists every year?
  45. 45. No wheeled suitcases, to cut noise pollution
  46. 46. 8. • This is the coat of arms of a German city, renowned for its mineral springs. Naturally carbonated water has been commercially bottled and shipped from this town since the 18th century or earlier. Generally X water has no added sodium salts, while club soda still retains some of the sodium salts that once were used. • The town gives its name to genericized trademark for carbonated water or soda.
  47. 47. Seltzer
  48. 48. 9. • St. Martin’s Press released this book in Oct 2013, when it had already received 30,000 pre-orders. It soon reached the top of the non-fiction bestsellers list. What is the book called?
  49. 49. Humans of New York
  50. 50. 10. • Identify the cooking style.
  51. 51. Teppanyaki
  52. 52. End of Round 2
  53. 53. Round 3 • Restaurant theme • Differential Scoring • +5*(8-N); N=No. of teams giving right answers • -5 for incorrect answers
  54. 54. 1. • Celebrity guests of this place, established in 1977, include Bill Clinton and Vladimir Putin. The ‘Hillary platter’ came into existence based on what was ordered by Hillary Clinton on a state visit. Similarly a ‘Presidential platter’ (for Bill Clinton) and ‘Chelsea platter’ also finds a place in its menu. Arnold Schwarzenegger is known to have visited this place and enjoyed among many others, its giant naan. Which place am I talking about ? (Hint: It shares its name with a Central Asian city)
  55. 55. Bukhara Restaurant
  56. 56. 2. • X was a Michelin 3-star restaurant near the town of Roses, Catalonia run by chef Ferran Adrià. The small restaurant overlooked Cala Montjoi, a bay on Catalonia's Costa Brava, and was described as “the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet”. The restaurant was also associated with molecular gastronomy. The restaurant closed on July 30, 2011.
  57. 57. El Bulli
  58. 58. 3. • X is a restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine.
  59. 59. White asparagus with poached egg yolk and sauce of woodruff. Noma
  60. 60. 4. • X Restaurants are co-owned by X Matsuhisa & Robert De Niro. X Matsuhisa also co-owns X Hospitality with Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. The first X Hotel & Restaurant located inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is currently open. It’s known for its fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American (Peruvian) ingredients.
  61. 61. Round 4 • Short Connect (non-exhaustive) • 5 Element connect • +15/-5 for individual • +50/-5 for connect in first 3 questions • +40/-5 for connect after 4th question • +30/0 after 5 questions • +15/0 for theme after revealing individual answers • Tricky, so Beware!
  62. 62. 1. • “Join, or Die” (on next slide) is a well-known political cartoon first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labelled with the initials of one of the thirteen American colonies or region. This cartoon was used in the French and Indian War to symbolize that the colonies needed to join together with Great Britain to defeat the French and Indians. It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. • Identify the author.
  63. 63. 2. Identify X • X (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829– 1837). In 1796, he helped found the state of Tennessee. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and then to the U.S. Senate. Nominated for president in 1824, X narrowly lost to John Quincy Adams. X's supporters then founded what became the Democratic Party. Nominated again in 1828, he won by a landslide against Adams.
  64. 64. 3.3.
  65. 65. • This is the United States Declaration of Independence. The document starts as follows: • When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. • And includes the famous lines: • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, ... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it." • Identify the (principal) author of this document. (Picture on next slide)
  66. 66. 4. • The above painting is “X crossing the Delaware” (Delaware is a river in the US) by Emmanuel Leutze, painted in 1851. X was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, At his death, he was eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" by Henry Lee. Identify X.
  67. 67. 5. • The poster (on the next slide) was inspired from another poster of something which contains the name of a very famous historical personality. • Name the personality.
  68. 68. 5.
  69. 69. Waiting for connects • Individual answers follow
  70. 70. 1. • “Join, or Die” (on next slide) is a well-known political cartoon first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. It is a woodcut showing a snake cut into eighths, with each segment labeled with the initials of one of the thirteen American colonies or region. This cartoon was used in the French and Indian War to symbolize that the colonies needed to join together with Great Britain to defeat the French and Indians. It became a symbol of colonial freedom during the American Revolutionary War. • Identify the author.
  71. 71. Ans: • Benjamin Franklin
  72. 72. 2. Identify X • X (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829– 1837). In 1796, he helped found the state of Tennessee. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and then to the U.S. Senate. Nominated for president in 1824, X narrowly lost to John Quincy Adams. X's supporters then founded what became the Democratic Party. Nominated again in 1828, he won by a landslide against Adams.
  73. 73. Ans: • Andrew Jackson
  74. 74. 3.3.
  75. 75. • This is the United States Declaration of Independence. The document starts as follows: • When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. • And includes the famous lines: • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, ... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it." • Identify the (principal) author of this document. (Picture on next slide)
  76. 76. Ans: • Thomas Jefferson
  77. 77. 4. • The above painting is “X crossing the Delaware” (Delaware is a river in the US) by Emmanuel Leutze, painted in 1851. X was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, At his death, he was eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" by Henry Lee. Identify X.
  78. 78. Ans: • George Washington Trivia: Washington, D.C. is one of two national capitals across the globe to be named after an American president (the other is Monrovia, Liberia), name after James Monroe.
  79. 79. 5. • The poster (on the next slide) was inspired from another poster of something which contains the name of a very famous historical personality. Name the personality.
  80. 80. 5.
  81. 81. Ans: • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter • Abraham Lincoln
  82. 82. CONNECT • Any random guesses?
  83. 83. Benjamin Franklin on $100 bill Andrew Jackson on $20 bill Thomas Jefferson on $2 bill
  84. 84. George Washington on $1 bill Abe Lincoln on $5 bill
  85. 85. Other currency bills: Ulysses S. Grant on $50 bill Alexander Hamilton on $10 bill

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