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8 November 2009 Ulka Kelkar Siddhartha Gadgil Slide 2 What is the subject of this Google logo, used on 6 June 2009? 1 Slide 3 Slide 4 25 th anniversary of Tetris Slide 5 What is common among Bjorn Borg Pat Cash Stefan Edberg Roger Federer 2 Slide 6 Slide 7 Only Wimbledon Boys Champions to also win the Wimbledon Mens Singles title. Slide 8 How is Joseph Alois Ratzinger, born 16 April 1927, better known? 3 Slide 9 Slide 10 Pope Benedict XVI Slide 11 The most traded commodity, by value, in the world is crude oil. Which is the second most traded commodity? 4 Slide 12 Slide 13 Coffee Slide 14 Which English expression owes its origin to the use of mercury in the manufacture of felt (during the 18 th and 19 th centuries)? 5 Slide 15 Slide 16 Mad as a hatter Slide 17 He was a lecturer and newspaper editor before being elected MP of Birmingham East. He was the Minister of Administrative Affairs during the 1980s. Who are we talking about? 6 Slide 18 Slide 19 Rt. Hon. James Hacker, M.P. in Yes Minister Slide 20 Two whatevers Three represents Four olds Eight dos and donts What are these examples of? 7 Slide 21 Slide 22 Chinese (numbered) policies Slide 23 Long hours of monotonous work resulted in acts of random violence committed by members of a certain profession. Which English expression did this give rise to? 8 Slide 24 Slide 25 Going postal Slide 26 It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold. Who said this and about what? 9 Slide 27 Slide 28 Francis Crick about the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA Slide 29 Of what are standard, medium, miniature, toy, and teacup categories? 10 Slide 30 Slide 31 Poodles Slide 32 Identify this sport 11 Slide 33 Slide 34 Muggle quidditch Slide 35 Japanese food commonly includes sushi and sashimi. We often use the word sushi to mean raw fish, but that is actually sashimi. What exactly is sushi, or what is its main ingredient? 12 Slide 36 Slide 37 Rice Slide 38 What is the subject of this cartoon, published in the last week of October? 13 Slide 39 Slide 40 On 21 October 2009, Northwest Airlines Flight 188 to Minneapolis overshot its destination by 150 miles (and the flight was out of contact with air traffic control for more than 90 minutes) because the pilots were busy on their personal laptops and lost track of time and place. Slide 41 Connect 14 Slide 42 Slide 43 Film adaptations of Jane Austens novels Emma Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Slide 44 What is unique about this cloth, which went on display at the American Museum of Natural History in September 2009? 15 Slide 45 Slide 46 It is the only large piece of cloth made from natural spider silk. The silk was extracted from more than 1 million golden orb spiders in Madagascar. Slide 47 Which beverage brand, which gets its special flavour from the oil of a type of orange, is named after the British Prime Minister during 1830-34? 16 Slide 48 Slide 49 Slide 50 In Frances Burnetts 1886 childrens novel, a boy from a poor American family turns out to be the heir to an irritable old English Earl. It created a major fashion trend for a type of boys suit. It is also the middle name of a famous duck. Name the novel / title character. 17 Slide 51 Slide 52 Little Lord Fauntleroy Slide 53 Which breed of dog is named after the largest state in Mexico? 18 Slide 54 Slide 55 Chihuahua Slide 56 The terms red pill and blue pill have come to refer to painful reality and blissful ignorance, respectively. Which movie popularized this usage? 19 Slide 57 Slide 58 The Matrix In the movie, Redpill refers to a person who has been freed from the computer-generated world, the Matrix. Bluepill is a person still connected to the Matrix. Slide 59 On a visit to Burma in 1930, the founder of this company saw that restless elephants were fed a root Rauwolfia serpentina to pacify them. From this he developed the anti-hypertensive drug Serpina. Name the company. 20 Slide 60 Slide 61 Himalaya Drug Company Slide 62 For which food item is Mohammad Sarwar, British Labour MP, trying to get EU Protected Designation of Origin status for Glasgow city? 21 Slide 63 Slide 64 Chicken tikka masala Slide 65 Connect 22 Slide 66 Slide 67 Only Booker Prize-winning novels made into Oscar Best Picture nominees. Schindlers List won in 1993 The English Patient won in 1996 The Remains of the Day was nominated in 1993 Slide 68 Connect Sudha Murthys recent sale of Infosys shares The captain of the Indian cricket team Gold coins in Harry Potter 23 Slide 69 Slide 70 Catamaran Dhoni Galleon Junk Types of boats / ships Slide 71 In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among American school children. Apparently, children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Theodor Geisels publisher gave him a list of 400 words that children learn in school, and told him to write an engaging book. In nine months, Geisel wrote ____________________ in anapestic tetrameter, using 236 distinct words. More than 10 million copies of this book have been printed. It has been translated into several languages, including the Latin Cattus Petasatus. Identify this work. 24 Slide 72 Slide 73 Slide 74 Rules: You may make multiple attempts. You lose 5 points for each wrong attempt. For a close enough answer (quizmasters judgment) the negative points are waived. Slide 75 30 points Slide 76 25 points Slide 77 20 points Slide 78 15 points Slide 79 10 points Slide 80 5 points Slide 81 Slide 82 Five Little PigsThe Adventure of the Christmas Pudding The Labours of Hercules Cat Among the Pigeons Murder on the Orient ExpressThe Mousetrap Agatha Christie