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1. IIT Madras Grandmaster 2015 Thu, 24/April/2015 @ CRC , 7pm The definitive lone wolf quiz QM: Anand R Aiyer 2. IIT Madras Grandmaster This quiz is more than a contest, it is a great annual tradition. Honored to be QM this year. Hosts for previous editions were Jayadev Bhaskaran (JB/Golden Smaug/FuFa), Akshay Rangamani (Asalan Lion Periyamani), Tempo, Srivats. True quiz legends. Think of former winners JB, service, Amith Jagalur. I am honored to be in their company. I wish you the best of luck Quiz Hard, Quiz Fair. 3. X, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male, such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates... Y their author, had died in legal captivity, of coronary thrombosis, on November 16, 1952, a few days before his trial was scheduled to start. For the benefit of old-fashioned readers who wish to follow the destinies of the "real" people beyond the "true" story, a few details may be given as received from Mr. "Windmuller," or "Ramsdale," who desires his identity suppressed so that "the long shadow of this sorry and violent business" should not reach the community to which he is proud to belong. His daughter, "Louise," is by now a college sophomore, "Mona Dahl" is a student in Paris. "Rita" has recently married the proprietor of a hotel in Florida. Mrs. "Richard F. Schiller" died in childbed, giving birth to a stillborn girl, on Christmas Day 1952, in Gray Star, a settlement in the remotest Northwest. "Vivian Darkbloom" has written a biography, "My Cue," to be published shortly, and critics who have perused the manuscript call it her best book. The caretakers of the various cemeteries involved report that no ghosts walk. As a work of art, it transcends its expiatory aspects; and still more important to us than scientific significance and literary worth, is the ethical impact the book should have on the serious reader; for in the poignant personal study there lurks a general lesson; the wayward child, the egotistical mother, the panting maniacthese are not only vivid character in a unique story: they warn us of dangerous trends; they point out potent evils. Identify the work of literature being discussed. 4. The Answer 5. Lolita Humbert Humbert 6. Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend The great man, Genghis Khan, only knew how to shoot eagles with an arrow. The past is past. To see real heroes, look around you Power flows from the barrel of a gun We should support whatever our enemies oppose and oppose whatever our enemies support. Politics is war without blood, while war is politics with blood. In walking a tiger, use a long stick Identify the source of these and 427 others divided into 33 chapters. 7. The Answer 8. Quotations from Mao Zedong 9. Identify 10. The Answer 11. Marilyn Monroe Arthur Miller 12. While some of his poetry is free verse (with no concern for rhyme or meter), many have a recognizable sonnet structure of 14 lines, with an intricate rhyme scheme. A number of his poems feature a typographically exuberant style, with words, parts of words, or punctuation symbols scattered across the page, often making little sense until read aloud, at which point the meaning and emotion become clear, Thus used typography to "paint a picture" with some of his poems At age 6, he showed examples of his unconventional style, writing this poem to his father. FATHER DEAR. BE, YOUR FATHER-GOOD AND GOOD, HE IS GOOD NOW, IT IS NOT GOOD TO SEE IT RAIN, FATHER DEAR IS, IT, DEAR, NO FATHER DEAR, LOVE, YOU DEAR, ESTLIN. 13. The Answer 14. ee cummings 15. A combine painting is an artwork that incorporates various objects into a painted canvas surface, creating a sort of hybrid between painting and sculpture. Items attached to paintings might include photographic images, clothing, newspaper clippings, ephemera or any number of three- dimensional objects. _____ and his artist friend, flat mate Jasper Johns used to design window displays together for upscale retailers such as Tiffany's and Bonwit Teller in Manhattan before they became better established as artists. 16. The Answer 17. Robert Rauschenberg 18. ______ _________ is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general. Food figures highly in this, A cake or other delicacy is often brought to the door of a new neighbor as a mechanism of introduction. Many club and church functions include a meal or at least a dessert and beverage. Other features include proper local etiquette (i.e., calling one "Sir" or "Ma'am", opening doors for women (as well as men removing their hats when in the presence of a woman or inside her house), cooking enough for everyone who might be around at mealtime. While persons from outside the region often mistake many of the customs as being disingenuous or fake in some way, in actuality the customs are often a way to make the visitor feel as comfortable as possible in an unfamiliar setting. 19. The Answer 20. Southern Hospitality 21. It was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain _____ and his close friend Second Lieutenant ______. Their perilous journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. The primary objective was to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and establish trade with local Indian tribes. With maps, sketches, and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report their findings to Jefferson 22. The Answer 23. Lewis and Clark Expedition 24. Connect 25. The Answer 26. Lisa Marie Presley 27. This folk dance owes it's origins to the word meaning beauty ______. Originating as a form of entertainment for soldiers. It is performed by dancers in nine yard sarees, with songs in quick tempo that are usually naughty and erotic in nature. It is believed their origin is in the Prakrit Gathas collected by Hala. 28. The Answer 29. Lavani 30. Among the earliest to oppose British rule. Waging a war with the British six decades before the First Indian War of Independence. He was captured and hanged in 1799 AD. Identify this Polygar chieftan. Additionally, Identify the actor who portrayed him in the 1959 movie of the same name, the first tamil film to be shot in technicolor 31. The Answer 32. Veerapandiya Kattaboman Sivaji Ganesan 33. A coonskin cap is a hat fashioned from the skin and fur of a raccoon. The original coonskin cap consisted of the entire skin of the raccoon including its head and tail. Beginning as traditional Native American headgear, coonskin caps became associated with American and Canadian frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th centuries, and were highly popular among boys in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in the 1950s In the 20th century, the iconic association was in large part due to Disney's television program Disneyland and the first three "Davy Crockett" episodes starring Fess Parker. In the episodes, which once again made Crockett into one of the most popular men in the country, the frontier hero was portrayed wearing a coonskin cap. The show spawned several Disneyland Davy Crockett sequels as well as other similar shows and movies, with many of them featuring Parker as the lead actor. Parker went on to star in a Daniel Boone television series (1964- 1970), again wearing a coonskin cap. Crockett's new popularity initiated a fad among boys all over the United States as well as a Davy Crockett craze in the United Kingdom. The look of the cap that was marketed to young boys was typically simplified; it was usually a faux fur lined skull cap with a raccoon tail attached. A variation was marketed to young girls as the Polly Crockett hat. It was similar in style to the boys' cap, including the long tail, but was made of all-white fur (faux or possibly rabbit). At the peak of the fad, coonskin caps sold at a rate of 5,000 caps a day.[5] By the end of the 1950s, Crockett's popularity waned and the fad slowly died out. The fad is recalled by numerous cultural references, such as the wearing of coonskin caps as part of ____ ______ uniform modeled on the boy scouts in another Disney series. 34. The Answer 35. Junior Woodchucks 36. Around the spring of 1892, ______ began to work with Daniel Hayward, a first-class cricketer and the father of future England batsman Thomas Hayward, on his batting technique. His main fault was a tendency to back away from the ball when facing a fast bowler, making it more likely he would be dismissed. Possibly prompted by the suggestion of a professional cricketer who was bowling at him in the nets at Cambridge, he and Hayward began to practise with his right leg tied to the ground. This affected his future batting technique and contributed to his creation of the _______, a shot with which he afterwards became associated. Which Batsman who played 15 Tests for England, scoring 989 runs at an avcerage of 44.95 and 307 FC matches, scoring 24692 runs at an average of 56.37. Also name the shot. 37. The Answer 38. Ranji Leg Glance 39. Identify 40. The Answer 41. Bruce Springsteen Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young 42. Incorporated as a joint venture on February 5, 1919, by four of the leading figures in early Hollywood: Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith. Each held a 20% stake, with the remaining 20% held