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The Monthly Set – 8 July 20, 2009

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SECTION – A ( 15 X 1 = 15 points )

1. He  had  a  narrow  escape . From ?

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2. What  happened  next ?

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3. He  is  the  only  person  to  do  what ?

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4. Connect  A , B , C  and  D  to  E .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

5. How  has  this  building  been  immortalised ?

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6. If  A : B , then  C :  ??

A

A

B

B

C

C

7. Who ?

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8. Which  expression  would  be  a  salute  to  her ?

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9. The  person  on  the  right  A  emulated  another  person  B  with  this  feat . Who  are  A  and  B ?

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10. A  is  technically  the  opposite  of  B . Whats  the  funda ?

A

A

B

B

11. What  is  the  claim  to  fame  of  the  area  in  white ?

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12. It  was  initially  named  after  the  man  in  the  pic . What  is  it  now  known  as ?

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13. A  was  the  first . B  will  soon  be  the  second . Whats  the  funda ?

A

A

B

B

14. What  is  his  most  famous  work ?

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15. The  pic was  the  sleeve  cover  for  a  song  A  by  a  band  B . Just  identify  the  building  on  the  cover . It’d  help  if  I  say  this  building  was  the  inspiration  for  the  title  of  a  posthumous  album  of  another  artist  C .

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SECTION – B ( Theme / Connect  Round ; 15 x 1 = 15 points )

16. What  is  his  lasting  contribution ?

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17. What ?

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18. Connect .

A

A

B

B

C

C

19. Map  showing  what ?

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20. This  author  from  down  under  is  famous  for  a  series  of  novels . Name  her / the  series .

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21. Connect .

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A

B

B

22. What ?

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23. Which  natural  phenomenon  is  being  depicted  in  this  water  body ?

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24. Who ?

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25. What  is  being  depicted  here ?

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26. What  has  been  postulated  as  the  reason  for  the  disappearance  of  the  creatures  you  find  on  top of  the  structure  in  the  pic ?

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27. Connect .

A

A

B

B

28. What’s  happening ?

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29. Who  connects ?

A

A

B

B

30. Theme / connect ?

ANSWERS

SECTION – A

1. The man is Tsutomu Yamaguchi , a Double Hibakusha , or the person who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombings .

2. The assassination of John F Kennedy . This is a shot from the ‘zapruder film’ and shows Norma Jean Hill or ‘The Lady in red’ and was one of the closest witnesses to the incident . The shot was taken a split second before the bullet was fired .

3. William Webster , the only person to serve as the director of the CIA as well as the FBI .

4. The pics are of the plants Parsley ( A ) , Sage ( B ) , Rosemary ( C ) , Thyme ( D ) and poetess Emily Dickinson ( E ) . The Simon and Garfunkel album ‘Parsley , Sage , Rosemary and Thyme‘ has a song titled ‘For Emily‘ which was dedicated to Emily Dickinson .

5. This is the house in Eldon , Iowa which is featured in Grant Wood’s painting ‘American Gothic’ .

6. Noah Wyle ( A ) portrayed Steve Jobs ( B ) and Joey Slotnick ( C ) played the role of Steve Wozniak ( D ) in ‘Pirates of the Silicon Valley‘ .

7. The Algonquin Round Table .

8. ‘Sieg Heil’ or ‘Hail Victory’, salute to Lady Victoria atop the Berlin Victory Column .

9. In 1991, Annie Leibovitz ( A ) emulated Margaret Bourke-White’s ( B ) feat, when she mounted one of the eagle gargoyles on the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building in Manhattan , where she photographed the dancer David Parsons cavorting on another gargoyle .

10. A is Muntjac or Barking Deer , while B is Basenji , the dog which cannot bark .

11. This is Theresienwiese , the area in Munich where the Oktoberfest is held .

12. Sears Tower named after Richard Warren Sears is now known as Willis Tower .

13. A – Aztec , B – Red Shouldered Macaw also known as ‘Maracana . Estadio Azteca in Mexico was the first football stadium to host the FIFA World cup finals twice . Maracana Stadium in Rio will become the second in 2014 .

14. Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther theme .

15. Oasis’s ( B ) Live Forever( A ) featuring 251 Menlove Avenue, the childhood home of John Lennon ( C ) .

SECTION – B

16. Samuel Hahnemann – Homeopathy .

17. Red Beard , the first British tactical nuclear weapon .

18. Satyajit Ray ( A ) , Chris Columbus ( B ) and Raymond Salvatore Harmon ( C ) – all have directed movies titled ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ .

19. The swine flu epidemic map .

20. Colleen McCullough – Masters of Rome

21. Doris Day as Calamity Jane ( A ) and Stuart Little – Sarsaparilla is the favorite drink of both .

22. Photographic plate showing Henri Becquerel’s discovery of radiation in Uranium salts .

23. Phytoplankton Bloom in Baltic sea .

24. St. Panacea .

25. Seismograms .

26. Analgesics like Diclofenac in animal bodies leading to the death of vultures in Mumbai . The structure shown is the Tower of Silence .

27. Sulaiman Al- Fahim ( A ) very recently bought Portsmouth FC . B is the entrance to Fratton Park and is the only eg. of Tudor architecture among all of the EPL stadia .

28. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 .

29. Connect – Pepe le Pew

Charles Boyer’s(A) role as Pepe Le Moko was already world famous when animator Chuck Jones(B) based the character of Pepe le Pew, the romantic skunk introduced in 1945’s ‘Odor-able Kitty’ .

30. Theme – Characters in the ASTERIX comics

– Homeopathy – Homeopathix

Redbeard

– The creation of gold from base matter or the creation of Philosopher’s Stone is known as Magnum Opus . Magnumopus is yet another minor character from Asterix .

– Flu – Influenza

– One of the books in the Masters of Rome series is Caesar

Sarsaparilla

– The study of phosphorescent materials led to the discovery of radioactivity . This property of phosphorescence is also known as Photogenics – Photogenix

Baltix

Panacea

– One of the wave forms in a seismogram is the Harmonic variety – Harmonix

– Diclofenac is an analgesic – Analgesix

– Portsmouth nicknamed Pompey

– Wall Street Crash is an economic crisis – Ekonomikrisis

Pepe

Theme cracked only by Hercules !! Standing ovation for the herculean effort

Comments»

1. Gautam - July 22, 2009

4 A sagebush
E Emily Dickinson
Connection : In the book “The Poems of Emily Dickinson” there are poems by the name of the following flowers.
6. Noah Wyle and steve jobs
7. Algonquins
8. Goldelse, the statue of victoria
9. Annie Leibovitz and assistant Robert Bean on the
Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 1991
10. B basenji
The dog which don’t barks and the deer which barks.
13. Russel, Dakota Indian tribal leader seperating from USA
Red-shouldered Macaw, leaving USA
15. “live forever” by Oasis
the single cover features 251 Menlove Avenue, the childhood home of Lennon.
18. A Satyajith Ray
Chris columbus
19 Swine Flu, A map of the infected countries of the H1N1 flu of 2009.
21. dorris day and stuart little
22. Photographic plate made by Henri Becquerel showing effects of exposure to radioactivity
23. Phytoplankton bloom in the Baltic Proper
25. Seismograph
28. Wall street crash

2. Gautam - July 23, 2009

16.Samuel Hanniman,

3. Gautam - July 23, 2009

12. Richard sears, the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company.

4. Varun - July 24, 2009

1.
2.
3.
4Emily Dickinson, Wiki says she was more of a gardener than a poet during her life time!
5.
6.
7. Vicious Circle, a painting of the Algonquin Round Table by artist Natalie Ascencios,

hangs in the hotel’s Round Table room. Featured in the painting, from left to right, are:

(standing) Robert Benchley, Franklin Pierce Adams, Robert Sherwood, Harpo Marx, Alexander

Woolcott, Marc Connelly, Edna Ferber, (seated) Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, George S.

Kaufman, Heywood Broun
8Far Away, So Close
9.Annie Leibovitz and assistant Robert Bean
10.
11Neverland?
12.
13.
14.
15.Oasis, Live Forever
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17.
18.
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20. Coleen Mccollough, of thorn birds fame
21
22.X ray, Henri Becquerel kept this in his drawer 🙂
23
24. The good Shepherd?
25. Seismograms/seismograph readinggs
26. Vultures, diclofenac (but more so due to the decline of parsee population:) )
27
28 Wall Street crash!
29
30 the types of disasters that will bring an end to the world?Earthquakes, cyclones etc etc

5. Arun Hiregange - July 25, 2009

1. —
2. JFK was shot
3. William H. Webster: Director of both of CIA and FBI
4. “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”, by Simon & Garfunkel was on their album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”. Inspired by Emily Dickinson.
5. Grant Wood’s American Gothic
6. Steve Wozniak (Pirates of the Silicon Valley)
7. Algonquin Round Table
8. Siegessaule or Berlin Victory Column. No idea of expression.
9. Annie Leibovitz on the Chrysler building emulating Margaret Bourke-White
10. Barking Deer or Muntjac and Basenji, the breed of dog which cannot bark
11. —
12. —
13. Aztec (Warrior) & (Red-shouldered) Macaw: Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew funda?
14. —
15. Oasis’s Live Forever featuring 251 Menlove Avenue, the childhood home of Lennon.

16. —
17. —
18. Satyajit Ray, Chris Columbus, Raymond Salvatore Harmon : Philosopher’s Stone / Palash Patthar. Could have added George Melies, I was confident the 3rd would be him. But IMDB showed otherwise. 🙂
19. Categorization of Swine Flu spread (deaths, confirmed/unconfirmed infections)
20. Colleen McCullough, Masters of Rome series
21. Sarsaparilla is the fav drink of Calamity Jane and Stuart Little
22. Becquerel’s discovery of radiation in Uranium salts (shadow of Maltese Cross)
23. Phytoplankton in Baltic Sea
24. Sulaiman al-Fahim who bought Portsmouth FC
25. Sibilants, aspirants, vowels etc., the four major types of speech sounds?
26. Medicines like Diclofenac in animal bodies leading to the death of vultures in Mumbai. Also Towers of Silence were once remote but now in the middle of the city, and vultures avoid crowds.
27. St. Bernard
28. 1929 Wall Street crash
29. Pepe Le Pew (based by Chuck Jones on Charles Boyer)
30. Connection: Warner Brothers Cartoons? Michael Maltese was a writer, Pepe Le Pew a character, Sarsaprilla is what Yosemite Sam always asks for at a bar, Swine-> Porky (Pig) 🙂

6. Hercules - July 29, 2009

1.Tsutomu Yamaguchi who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.
2.
3.William Webster,the only American to serve as the Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the FBI.
4.The song ‘Darling Conversation’ from the Simon and Garfunkel’s album Parsley(B),Sage(A),Rosemary(C) and Thyme(D) references
Emily Dickinson(E).
5.Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting featuring the Gothic style house in Eldon.
6. D – Steve Wozniak => Noah Wyle(A) playing Steve Jobs(B) and Joey Slotnick(C) in Pirates of the Silicon Valley
7. ‘Algonquin Round Table’ in Natalie Ascencios’ A Vicious Circle.
8.’Sieg Heil ‘ salute to Lady Victoria atop the Berlin Victory Column
9.Annie Leibovitz emulated Margaret Bourke-White’s feat.
10.A – Muntjac(Barking Deer) x B- Basenji(Barkless Dog)
11.
12.Sears Tower named after ‘Richard Warren Sears’.Now known as Willis Tower
13.Estadio Azteca was the first football stadium to host the FIFA World cup finals twice.
Maracana Stadium will be the second.
14.Henry Mancini of ‘Pink Panther’ theme fame.
15.Oasis'(B) single ‘Live Forever'(A) featuring the 251 Menlove Avenue.John Lennon(C) ‘s posthumously
released album is ‘Menlove Ave’.
16.
17.
18.
19.2009 Swine Flu pandemic
20.Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome
21.Sarsaparilla (Calamity June + Stuart Little)
22.Becquerel’s photographic plate fogged by exposure to radiation from a uranium salt.
23.Phytoplankton bloom in the Baltic Sea
24.St.Panacea
25.Seismograms or Seismic Signatures
26.Diclofenac poisoning — Vultures feeding on dead Arthritic Parsees medicated with Diclofenac will soon find themselves to be dead.
27. A – Sulaiman Al-Fahim B – Portsmouth FC .Connect is Pompey
28.Wall street crash of 1929
29.A – Charles Boyer B – Chuck Jones .Connect is Pepe Le Moko based on Pepe Le Pew
30.Asterix comics character names???????

7. Anand - July 30, 2009

19.swine flu prevelance..
25.Seismograms
27.Portsmouth

8. Wasi Manazir - July 31, 2009

1. Yamaguchi, survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuke attacks (without hiding in a fridge 😉 )
5. American Gothic

9. Rithwik - July 31, 2009

PART A

1.

2.John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald

3.William H. Webster – only American to serve as both Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

4. Emily Dickinson ( All other flower/plants methods formulated by her through her poems and othr works)

5. American Gothic House – was the backdrop of the 1930 painting American Gothic by Grant Wood.

6. Noah Wyle : Steve Jobs :: Joey Slotnick : Steve Woznaick

7. Algonquin Round Table

8. The phrase is GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – The Victory Column,in Berlin, Germany to commemorate the Prussian victory

9. Annie Leibovitz and assistant Robert Bean on the

Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 1991

10. Muntjac (A) also known as Barking Deer & Basenji (B) is the Barkless Dog.

11.

12. Richard Warren Sears – Willis Tower, formerly named and commonly referred to as Sears Tower

13.

14.

15. 251 Menlove Avenue

* The house was featured on the sleeve cover for Oasis’ single “Live Forever.”

* Menlove Ave. is a John Lennon album, posthumously released in 1986 under the supervision of Yoko Ono.

PART B

16. Samuel Hahnemann – Homeopathy

17.

18.

19. Swine Flu

20. Colleen McCullough / Thorn Birds

21. Calamity Jane – Stuart Little

22. Image of Becquerel’s photographic plate which has been fogged by exposure to radiation from a uranium salt. The shadow of a metal Maltese Cross placed between the plate and the uranium salt is clearly visible.

23.Phytoplankton bloom

24.Good Shepherd

25. Seismograms

26. Diclofenac – marketed as Voltaren

27.

28. Wall Street Crash of 1929

29. Connect – Pepe le Pew

Charles Boyer’s(A) role as Pepe Le Moko was already world famous when animator Chuck Jones(B) based the character of Pepe le Pew, the romantic skunk introduced in 1945’s Odor-able Kitty

30. Different type of Crosses

10. Nishanth Raman - July 31, 2009

2. The assasination of JFK(the Zapruder video)
5. The house in American Gothic

18. The Philosopher’s Stone/Elixer of Life
21. Calamity Jane and Stuart Little
22. Becquerel’s photographic plate, thus accidently discovering Radioactivity
25. Heart sounds
28. Wall Street Crash of 1929
29. Chuck Jones

11. Anonymous - July 31, 2009

1.Lama who set himself on fire
2.
3.
4. dickinson- she had a collection of pressed plants.She studied Botany.
5. ET ?
6.
7.William Randolf Hearst?
8.is der a special exprssn to salute Nike???
9.David copperfield and Houdini?
10.Muntjac/barking deer is the opposite of dog??
11.
12. Rhodesia-Zimbabwe
13
14
15.Abbey Lane?
16.Samuel Hahneman-Homeopathy
17
18
19
20
21
2
23
24 Jesus
25 Pulse modulation
26 diclofenac-kills vultures
27
28
29 chuk Jones
30

12. Manjith - August 1, 2009

5. house in the painting American Gothic
7.
8. viva la vida ?
9.
15. hotel california ?
22. first finger print?
23. maelstrom?
24. the good shepherd 🙂
26. vultures at parsi tower of silence. some drug used to treat cattle (diaphenicol?) causes death in the birds that eat their carcass.
27. owner of Man City F.C.

13. Kamal Rathi - August 1, 2009

1.
2.
3.William Webster, is the only American to serve as both Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
4.
5.
6.Noah Wyle:Steve Jobs, Joey Slotnick:Steve Wozniak.(Pirates of Silicon Valley)
7.A Vicious Circle, a painting of the Algonquin Round Table by artist Natalie Ascencios, hangs in the hotel’s Round Table room. Featured in the painting, from left to right, are: (standing) Robert Benchley, Franklin Pierce Adams, Robert Sherwood, Harpo Marx, Alexander Woolcott, Marc Connelly, Edna Ferber, (seated) Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, George S. Kaufman, Heywood Broun
8.Victory.The Victory Column,in Berlin, Germany to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War.
9.Leibovitz emulated Margaret Bourke-White’s feat, when she mounted one of the eagle gargoyles on the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, where she photographed the dancer David Parsons cavorting on another eagle gargoyle. Noted Life photographer and picture editor John Loengard made a gripping photo of Leibovitz at the climax of her danger.
10.Muntjac (A) also known as Barking Deer, Basenji (B) is the Barkless Dog.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15A.Live Forever
15B.Oasis
15C.

16.
17.
18A.Satyajeet Ray
18B.Chris Columbus
18C.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.Seismograms
26.
27.
28.
29A.Charles Boyer
29B.

14. anil raghavan - August 1, 2009

1)t.yamaguchi who survived both nagasaki7hiroshima
3)webster&spelling bee contest?
4)parsley/sage/rosemary/thyme simon&garfunkel album connected to emily dickinson
5)american gothic painting by grant wood
6)anthony michael hall depicting bill gates in pirates of silicon valley
7)algonquin round table having dorothy parker,robert benchly
8)stay faraway,so close9berlin victory colum)
9)annie leibovitz&robert bean on chrysler building repeating margaret bourke white’s feat
10)a)montjac/barking deer
b0basenji/non barking dog
13)a)macuxi indian b)red shouldered mcaw/getting endangered due to destruction of amazon forest
15)stock house

17)air to air missile possibly astra
19)john williams
20)coleen mccullough/masters of rome
22)xray deicting radioactivity by bequerel
23)phytoplankton bloom
26)vultures on top of tower of silence getting killed due to pesticides in cattlefeed
24)seismogram
30)french awards?

15. Rithwik - August 1, 2009

18.Colombus ?

21. Connect – Sarsaparilla

It is the favorite drink of Stuart Little and Calamity Jane in the 1963 musical of the same name.


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