The BITS-PILANI QUIZZING FORUM!
Fill in the blanks. Each blank may stand for one or more words. Every question has only one answer.
1) _________ has been traditionally employed as a poison to promote death, and as an abortifacient to initiate self-abortion.________ may safely be used as an emmenagogue, to stimulate mild increase in menstrual flow. The herbal oil is often used as a flea repellent, and is toxic even in small doses.
2)________ is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. These films were mainly meant for drive-in theaters, as second or third features. As these were usually absent in large urban areas, they were shown in theaters that formerly staged burlesque shows, including 'bump and grind' dancing.
3) Islamic fundamentalists have long used ____________ as a metaphor for the United States. Amongst others, ____________ has come to symbolize the lust for power in the Roman Catholic Church, Earthly Israel and the European Union. Rastafarians refer to Queen Elizabeth II as a modern day_____________, alleging that Haile Selassie is their only true king, and they owe no loyalty to a foreign queen. Madonna adopted the title_____________ while performing during her 'Re-Invention' tour.
1) The words "potty" and the phrase "potty trained" originate from what custom?
2)Another toilet-related qn.
Standing while urinating is now viewed by many as too sexist. In Germany, if a man raises the seat of a regular toilet to piss, the “toilet ghost” , in a voice that imitates ___________ enunciates the phrase “Hey, stand peeing is not allowed here and you will be punished with fines, so if you don’t want any trouble, you’d best sit down”
3) Arthur Milton was the last survivor of 12 people to have done what for England?
4)The world of warcraft version in which country places flesh on bare-boned skeletons and transforms dead character corpses into neat graves in an attempt to "promote a healthy and harmonious online game environment
5)An AOE question. The introduction to which civilisation begins like this - "A male wolf took as his mate a female doe and moved to the head of the Onon river. And thus were born the ______"
2-"X was a phenomenon at that time, and what was I? I was a non-entity. The press turned me into a life-sized monster. I have a fourth degree black belt in martial arts and all these plus points became my negative points.
I would go to hospital regularly to see X. For 3, 4 years, I did not get any work. I had a wife to support and was jobless. I did Z grade films at that time. I struggled for six years after that accident and only after that did people start coming forward to work with me.”
Whose words are these?(Harsha don't answer this since i already asked you this one...)
1.Try to secure the upper hand before attacking. If possible, keep the sun behind you:
2.Always continue with an attack you have begun:
3.Only fire at close range, and then only when the opponent is properly in your sights:
4.You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses:
5.In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind:
6.If your opponent dives on you, do not try to get around his attack, but fly to meet it:
7.When over the enemy's lines, never forget your own line of retreat:
8.In principle, it is better to attack in groups of four or six. Avoid two aircraft attacking the same opponent:
Who made these famous?Please dont google!
3-red baron(manfred von richtofen)
Name the band.
3) A _______ is any of about 20 species of small to medium-sized, terrestrial omnivorous mammals in the order Peramelemorphia. The word is an anglicised form of a Telugu word meaning pig rat.
And here are the answers-
1) AOE 2: The Age of Kings campaigns
2) The Traveling Wilburys
1)Connect the three images above....
2)After taking more than 100,000 Hindu slaves from India, Timur had them massacred due to Quranic doctrines at a location that is now named after this event.What?
3)With what derogatory term are African-Americans who are subservient to white authority called?
The questions are simple enough....try not to google
1)Brussels - tintin, van damme("the muscles from brussels") and the european parliament building
2)The Hindu Kush mountains
DC Comics character, Indian actor, Renaissance poet - one-word connect. Also linked to a Norwegian metal band whose members go/went by the stage names of Necrodevil, Bestial Tormentor and Hazardous Pussy Desecrator. Try as far as possible not to Google or Wiki.
Answer: Inferno - Madhavan made his debut as Inspector Ravi in a Chink martial arts flick set in Madras (1997), the DC comics charater and the Norwegian Metal band go by the same name (though the band uses the umlaut over the o, the same way as Motorhead) and the first canto of Alighieri Dante's The Divine Comedy.
The etymology behind his name is the answer...
Connect that to...and the woman circled in black (yeah the blonde)
This should be quite easy....what with "when" it's being posted...
1. Cedric Pioline (Cedric comes from the Welsh Godric)
2. Helga. Hagar's wife
3. Rowena, from Ivanhoe (also Lady Ivanhoe)
4. Antonio Salazar
The connect obviously is Hogwarts founders - cracked by Vivek
1. Sixty-two years ago, two miserable German youths (X & Y) were crouching in a rainy hole under a groundsheet. Around them, in the same field behind barbed wire, thousands of other prisoners of war waited to find out what the Americans would do with them.
To keep their minds off their hunger and the cold, the two boys – one from Danzig, the other a Bavarian – played dice and talked about their plans for the future, supposing that there would be a future.
The Danziger wanted to be an artist. The Bavarian hoped to become a priest
X and Y ?
3. First sighted in 1933 (22 july), made famous by a gynaecologist's amateur attempt at photography in 1934. The best evidence yet was provided by a Mr. Holmes on May 26, 2007.
4. Two differet coloured lines superimposed. What do they indicate??
5.Simple one to end. What is he talking about? (from Ctrl+Alt+Del by Tim Buckley, Dated 23-06-2007. It's a pretty good comic strip, read it)
1. Gunther Grass/Pope Benedict XVI
2.Bruce Lee/Kareem Abdul Jabbar
3.The Loch Ness Monster (Cheap fellow Jay)
4.Imola before/after the Senna/Ratzinger crashes
Identify and Connect. Two each of fictional characters, obscure actresses and icons. Try and crack it without the last two pics.
Fill in the blanks. Each Blank may consist of one or more words.
1)________'s character is based on several Hollywood action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kurt Russel, Bruce Willis and most of all, Roddy Piper's character from John Carpenter's movie 'They Live' and Ash Williams from 'Evil Dead'. The voice over is done by the actor Jon St. John.
2)________ is an American Band from Wilmette, Illinois that formed in 2001. They were nameless for their first 2 shows, and at the end of their second show, began asking the audience for names. One audience member yelled _________, a reference to the sidekick from The Simpsons' cartoon character, Radioactive Man.
3)At the University of Cambridge,a _______ is a student who has completed the third year of the Mathematical Tripos with first class honours. In North America, it refers to a person who handles animals professionally, especially horses. It is also the name of one of the oldest and most popular Jeans brand in the world.
Well the answers should be no surprise.
1) Duke Nukem
2)Fall Out Boy
Heres my first set of random questions, the first of many to come here:
1)_____________ is a 1966 science fiction film written by Harry Kleiner. Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it . Because the novelization was released six months before the movie, many people mistakenly believed Asimov's book had inspired the movie.
The idea has been used in various spoofs, like the simpsons episode where thay go into Mr. Burns's body.
2)One of the biggest revenue earners for the island country of Tuvalu is it's - (think internet and stuff....), which it leased for $50 million in royalties
3)Who is Russia's favourite poet, who died after duelling a French nobleman enamoured of his wife in Jan 1837?
4)Los Angeles's most famous road, it streaks through Hollywood on its way to the Pacific. Name it
1) Fantastic Voyage
2) The .tv domain
3) Alexander Pushkin
4) Sunset Blvd
Lets kick off the quiz with a sitter
1.This is a public art form. It is constructed with a number of metal tubes on weathervane-like apparatus that catch the wind and moan eerily. What is being discussed?
2. A hugely popular band and part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal(NWBHM) whose name initially referred to a disabled animal was later modified thus indirectly paying homage to another hugely successful band bearing a similarly styled name!
The answer comes in pair, as in if you get any one the other shouldn't prove to be much of a bother.
3. God damn it! Now what is this?
Shouldn't have been much of a problem
Firsy one, as mentioned by the King himself, most've encountered this in some quiz or the other, its ofcourse the SoundGarden and the inspiration for the famous grunge band.
Second, Def Leppard( and the other one being Led Zeppelin)
Finally, its the E-Meter. Fans of Scientology would've easily figured this one out.
1. Hindu shopkeepers, in accordance with Vaastu, never setup their shops at street corners. What famous feature originated as a result of this?
2. It's old name literally meant 'forest of tamarind trees', but now renamed after one of the most recognised people of our country. It is falsely(??) claimed to be the largest bus station in asia.. what am i talking about?
1. Imlibun (imli+van) (old city mein hai, south-west woh sab kaiku)
2. Irani Cafes (There's a famous one, Good Luck Cafe, close to my house)
Simple. Connect the three pictures. Answer tomorrow
The connect is indeed "The Matrix"
1. That's Jet Li, in the poster for the movie 'The One'
2. The Sandman aka The Bogeyman aka The Lord of Dreams aka Morpheus, from Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' series. Incidentally, the character Morpheus in the Matrix was named after the Gaiman comic, as the Wachowski brothers are great fans of Gaiman.
3. The Trinity.
Sorryy for no questions in the last two days. End of PS and all that jazz..
Here's to start of with...googling is obviously allowed
1. This word comes from "Bulgarian", which is to mean the medieval Bulgarian sect called the 'Bogomils'. When the Bogomils spread into Western Europe, the
church branded them as particularly devoted to a certain practice. Give the word/the practice.
This question's dedicated to Rachit Parekh.
2.Apart from a certain well-known something, she also gets an apartment in New York which she may use for one year, an undisclosed salary, a complete wardrobe including a luxury watch and a scholarship for two years of film study in New York. Who?
3.What's Yiddish for 'acceptable'? (QFI Open 2007)
(((answers must be posted as comments)))
2.The Miss Universe Title.
@Everyone:My first Google-able quiz, so it turned out to be a 'first-result answer' quiz... will try harder next time.
@Rachit: We know how good we are, we don't need "someone else"(read between the words) to tell us.
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