Sunday, May 15, 2005
2005 Jaldi Quiz - 13
Responses to this quiz really packed my inbox throughout the week. It feels nice to interact with quizzers with varied tastes and interests from all over.
This week saw not one but two people who came out with the maximum correct entries.
Congratulations are due to Amit Pandeya, the seasoned Biz Quizzer from Mumbai and to Bharat Choragudi.
Infact, Amit was the only one who came quite close to answering the fourth visual.
Without further ado, here are the Answers:
1. The French have a strong aversion to English terms. They seem to be coining words in French and are putting them to official use. The Académie Française came up with words related to the Cyber world like ARROSAGE, BOGUE and COURRIEL. How do we better know these terms ?
Ans: Arrosage - Spam, Bogue - Bug , Courriel - Email.
2. The literal meaning in Chinese for this term is - "Ten-Thousand-Dimensional Web in Heaven and Net on Earth". How do we better know this yet another term from the Cyber world ?
Ans: World Wide Web. (www). In fact the Chinese words are : Wan Wei Wang.
3. Easy One. In the 1930s, the representatives of Western democracies attending the Mostra di Venezia were shocked by the influence of the fascist governments of Italy and Germany on the selection of films and the decisions of the jury. What resulted ?
Ans: The Cannes Film Festival.
4. This was a brief from the agency to the musician - "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional," this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom it said "and it must be 3 1/4 seconds long." The musician's name at birth was Brian Peter George. How do we know him better and identify the piece he created ?
Ans: Brian Eno and the Windows 95 Startup Music.
5. The Maharashtra State Commission for Women in the year 2002 instituted the ‘Duryodhan Award’ and the ‘Rakshasha Award’. The winners that year were Amdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyya and Aks respectively. What are these awards meant to (dis)honour ?
Ans: Rakshasa - The most violent film. Duryodhana - The most gender insensitive film.
6. Visual Questions:
6.1 Both these logos are pretty well known. Identify them.
Ans: AT & T and Minolta (known as Konica Minolta after its merger with Konica.)
6.2 This is the logo of a Foundation located in Tampa, Florida dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the West Central Florida region. The Pirates Flag is synoymous with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However the person behind the Foundation and the Buccaneers is creating a storm and is the reason for protest elsewhere. Whom are we talking about ?
Ans: Malcolm Glazer who now has control of Manchester United.
6.3 Easy one. Kanan Dairy Products located in Illinois,USA is the sole importer of what to the USA ?
Ans: Amul Products.
6.4 He was a person in the news recently. He belongs to the film fraternity but is not an actor or a director . Identify him and his claim to fame.
Ans: The only unanswered question. He is Manoj Desai, the owner of the Maratha Mandir theatre where DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge) completed 500 weeks. He also is the executive director of the G-7 theaters in Bandra,Mumbai. Infact, he produced the Amitabh Bachchan - Sridevi starrer Khuda Gawah and is the Chairman of the Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club.