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Valentine's Day Quiz Meet Compilation - Beauty, Gifts, Food and Drinks Quizzes

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School Quiz Prelims

Written in Heroic Couplets, this work published in 1818 tells a love story that starts with a gathering of shepherds praying to their god, Pan, while the hero of the epic is shown to be in a trancelike state dreaming about his love, the moon goddess. The story progresses, showing the struggles of a love story between a god and a mortal. He eventually runs away from all this and falls in love with an Indian maiden, only to find that it is the moon goddess herself in disguise. She then tells him of how she tried to forget him, to move on, but that in the end, "'There is not one,/ No, no, not one/ But thee.' Which work of literature taken from Greek Mythology is this, that gives us an oft used opening line?

(Endymion, 1818)Researched and Presented by Ashwin Menon

The October 1894 edition of The Western Druggist was the first instance of this usage appearing on print. The two word term was used to refer to the place where the death of a young woman was reported earlier that month. She was treated by applying or injecting a 4-per-cent cocaine solution and then an electrode was used on her, the sponge of which was saturated with carbolized water (treated with Phenol). The article aimed at directing everyone's attention to such institutes and the methods adopted by them to achieve the highly coveted results. What two word term which, in a way has virtual alternatives nowadays is being discussed here?

BEAUTY PARLOUR

This song was written by Javed Akhtar and composed by the Shehenshah of a 700 year old music genre popular in this part of the world. The song was released in mid 1990s when the Indian music lovers were being introduced to MTV and the era of IndiPop was emerging. The writer, through this song is trying to appreciate Almighty Allah for his noteable work in creating human beings. The title of the song translates to English as Praise to her creator! Praise to her creator!. The song has made a major comeback through a recent revamp which now pleases the eye as much as it pleased the soul. Which song?

Afreen Afreen

This team achieved the second highest Elo rating for a national team, behind the German football team of 2014. They were a matter of immense national pride during the extreme communist oppression that was prevalent in their country at the time. Known for their Battles and Miracles on the field, they have been honoured in different ways through the years. The reason why this team features in this quiz is because of the person circled in red. Put funda. Bigger image follows.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GOAL OF THE YEAR

Connect Round

4 Questions

ID the actress portraying the role which was a mix of The Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen. She met her Husband, an American movie director in 201 and has since featured in most of his trademark style movies.

Born in Los Angeles in the year 1990, she started her acting career in 1997 with small appearances and uncredited roles here and there. Her break came when she played Jodie Fosters daughter in the 2002 thriller, Panic Room. She is also known for playing Tracy Tatro, a girl who falls in love with Alexander Supertramp, but is rejected by him because she is underage. But her most famous casting came in 2008 and gave her career an explosive rise, which made her the highest grossing female Hollywood actor in 2010. This role also gave her immense social media popularity because of the endless Meme template possibilities the movie offered. ID.

Nikki _____, who is dating John Cena, and her sister Brie _____ have a First and only distinction to their name in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment. They also fought under the name, The _____ _____ (5,5) in tag team matches. The first word coming from the second part of their ring names, which is derived from the fact that they are attractive and the second word showing how they are related to each other. What was their stage name or what is the distinction they hold?

ANSWERS

EMMA WATSON

ID the actress portraying the role which was a mix of The Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen. She met her Husband, an American movie director in 201 and has since featured in most of his trademark style movies.

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

Born in Los Angeles in the year 1990, she started her acting career in 1997 with small appearances and uncredited roles here and there. Her break came when she played Jodie Fosters daughter in the 2002 thriller, Panic Room. She is also known for playing Tracy Tatro, a girl who falls in love with Alexander Supertramp, but is rejected by him because she is underage. But her most famous casting came in 2008 and gave her career an explosive rise, which made her the highest grossing female Hollywood actor in 2010. This role also gave her immense social media popularity because of the endless Meme template possibilities the movie offered. ID.

KRISTEN STEWART

Nikki _____, who is dating John Cena, and her sister Brie _____ have a First and only distinction to their name in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment. They also fought under the name, The _____ _____ (5,5) in tag team matches. The first word coming from the second part of their ring names, which is derived from the fact that they are attractive and the second word showing how they are related to each other. What was their stage name or what is the distinction they hold?

The Bella Twins

CONNECTION

BELLA (Italian & Latin For beautiful)

This was brought to the United States in 1875 by a certain George Valentine Nash. Coincidentally a very apt name considering the item in question. This was introduced by Bancroft and Field Bros as X, but then caught the name Madame Ferdinand Jamin, eventually becoming famous as X again. It sold for around $2 a piece back in 1886 and was called the million dollar ____. It became famous among the fans of Grateful Dead in 1970, when they released an album titled X. Most of us here might know X because of a 1999 misconception lot of people had involving the actress Mena Suvari and the model Chloe Hunter.

According to the Nebula award nominee John C Wright, one hundredth of it is enough to get Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria going while 10 of them would be necessary to get Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight. D. Eisenhower moving. Something that was possibly first suggested by Isaac Asimov himself. Put Funda.

Helen. The unit of Beauty.

This self taught singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from New York started using his more popular name ___ _____ from around 1959 because of a dream he had about Gandhi, India and social intolerance. What name, that youd associate with a beautiful moonlit night, at the end of a 200km drive from the national capital of our country did he use?

Megaceryle maxima and Ispidina lecontei are the largest and the smallest of the species. Atul Kasbekar took the popular name of this species around the globe, starting from Mauritius, covering a new destination every year. It is celebrating its 15th year in 2017. Although the brand name is not as high flying as it once was, the main product they were known for, still continues to be one of the top choices because of its price. What is being described here?

The model shown here hails from Darbhanga, Bihar and is 23 years old now. She won the Kingfisher Supermodel hunt 3 crown that aired on NDTV. Her parents coincidentally named her after two personalities who would turn out to share the same field of profession as hers. Few events that happened around her time of birth made her parents choose these two personalities. What is her name?

Her name is Aiswarya Sushmita

MohiniLilith TheSirens TheSphinxScyllaAphroditeCirceMedeaClytemnestraLesbiaHelen of TroyVisha Kanyas CleopatraMessalinaDelilahJezebelSalome

These are some of the examples that are usually grouped under an alliterative two worded term that is taken from French and indicates how its better not to mess with them. What term?

FEMME FATALE

LOVE BITES 13 Feb 2017

Set and Hosted by : Aravind Anil

Acknowledgement Biju United - Pillay, Anant, Denita, Rajaji and Antappan.

The DealR1 : Themed Written Round (5 Questions)

R2 : Dry Round (9 Questions)

R3 : Themed Written Round(5 Questions)

ROUND 1Written Round

Theme : Cocktail/ Mock tail names

+10 per question.

1.

The caption that accompanied this Facebook post by Rima Kallingal on Valentines Day of 2015, that read After Having ______, with Ashik Abu, drew in much controversy although she actually referred to a cocktail drink.

FITB or Name the drink?Also Name the non alcoholic version of the drink, that differs from the alcoholic version only by a single word?

And the answer is

SEX ON THE BEACH VIRGIN ON THE BEACH

2.This cocktail, known for both itsdecadence and its highstrength was created by Ernest Hemingway, who apparently stumbled upon this absinthe-based drink during his time in Paris. The drink was later named after one of Hemingways works dealing with the ceremony and traditions of Spanishbullfighting, published in 1932.

The recipe of the drink, as per the creator goes thus: Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.

What is it named?

Image Slide

And the answer is

Death In The Afternoon

3.Also known as Knifey _______,this highball cocktail drink is said to be made using a large milk base and also have a wide variety of drugs added to it like barbiturates, vellocets other hallucinogen substances, and could be served to minors as well, as these drugs are not illegal. It gets its name from the Nadsat word for milk and is often used by gangsters to prepare for violence.

Identify this drink?

And the answer is

MOLOKO PLUS FROM CLOCKWORK ORANGE

4.The name of the drink is derived from the fact that the most commonbrand namesof each ingredient -Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker & Jameson - are also male given names and the drinks have a highalcohol content(and therefore tend to have a very strongeffecton human physiology). Coincidentally, the brand names usually all begin with the same letter , giving further unity to the concept of the its original reference.

Name the drink?

And the answer is

4 HORSEMEN OF APOCALYPSE

5.

This traditional Christmas time cocktail was devised by British journalist Pierce Egan in 1920, and is served fortified with brandy, which gives it a contrasting taste.

Although he named it as a reference to characters in his book : The Day and Night Scenes of _____ Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian ___, the nature of the drink would make one feel that it actually references the more famous namesakes, that came up in early 1940s .

What was it named?

And the answer is

TOM & JERRY

ROUND 2Dry Round

Pounce (+20,-1o)

Bounce (+10)

1.Ideal first question that would do justice to the name of the quiz, though not much to the topics covered in the Quiz, as its not about a staple food.

What, not so easily available but a favorite of many, is named after this German gentleman pictured?

And the answer is

2.Also known as Poor man's grenade, this generic term is given for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. Due to the relative ease of production, they have been used by street criminals, protesters, rioters, gangsters etc. Its name was coined by the Finnish people during the Winter Wars, mocking the Russian minister who made a controversial pact with Nazi Germany. Finns also called the Russian cluster bombs as _______ bread baskets in reference to his propaganda broadcasts.

What are they called? [images follow]

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Image 1

Image 2

And the answer is

MOLOTOV COCKTAILS

3.In the 17th century, the Chinese mixed a concoction of pickled fish and spices and called it the gwai zap which meant the brine of pickled fish. Later, in early 19th century, Dr. John Cook Bennet added a certain ingredient to this concoction and claimed that his recipe could cure Diarrhea, Indigestion, Jaundice and Rheumatism. The manufacture of this concoction as a medicine, named ______ pills, gained notoriety as it grew itself into a black market.

What exactly is this concoction? What was the ingredient added?

And the answer is

TOMATO KETCHUP

4.This item, that got worldwide recognition in 2006, was first picked up by the Defence Research Laboratory in Tezpur in 2000s.It was also successfully put to use by the Indian Army in August 2015 to flush out terrorist Sajjad Ahmed, who was hiding in a cave. It again came into limelight in August-September 2016, when Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that it would replace the existing controversial system to tackle an ongoing scenario.

What item? What did it replace?

And the answer is

BHUT JOLOKIA WORLDS HOTTEST CHILLY TO REPLACE PELLET GUNS IN KASHMIR

5.This dish, in Arabic means Chickpeas with Tahini. It is a popular spread in middle east and is also the national food of Israel, though it is not considered to be a Jewish food.

Name it?

And the answer is

HUMMUS

6.The earliest story of this very Indian delicacy occurs in the Kannada writing Vaddaradhane in 970 A.D. According to Chinese chronicler Xuan Zhang, the dish was brought to India by cooks of the Hindu Kings of Indonesia. But historians such as Lizzie Collingham are skeptical, since references found at Cairos Al-Azhar University Library suggest that Arab traders brought in a similar dish to India when they settled down in the southern belt of the country.

The Arabs had the confusion whether this dish is haram or halal as it was quite alien to their palate, and developed a modified form of this dish, but in the form of balls, as it was easy to make and was the safest option available, which were eaten by them by slightly flatten the surface

What dish?

And the answer is

IDLI

7.Pictured here is firstcoffee machinedesigned for use in space byArgotecandLavazzain a public-private partnership with theItalian Space Agency(ASI) and was put to use since 2015.

It also offers the opportunity to study some physical phenomena related to the fluid dynamics in microgravity of pure and mixed liquids at high pressure and temperature. Use of the machine was done in conjunction with a zero-g cup that uses capillary action to wick fluid into the mouth.

What is it named, a pun on the variant of coffee it makes with respect to its location? [images follow]

Image Slide 1

Image Slide 2

And the answer is

ISSPressoInternational Space Station+ Expresso

8.The guests who visit this vault will get a chance to travel through, among other things, an interactive experience named Bubble-izer, where people will be transformed into an effervescent bubbling form, which is also the most photographed location here.

What can one find in this vault? [Images follow]

Image Slide 1

Image Slide 2

And the answer is..

SECRET OF COCO COLA RECIPE

9.In 2012, French senator Yves Daudigny , in an attempt to give out a health warning, proposed to quadruple tax on Palm Oil imports. This resulted in widespread anger of leading palm oil producers like Malaysia and Indonesia.

However it got international attention when the media dubbed the development as X amendment, alluding to the fact that, at 20%, palm oil is one of its major ingredients of this popular product, which would be the most affected in an event of the tax being enforced.

What was it named?

And the answer is ..

NUTELLA

Round 3Written Round

Zomato Ads in tribute to TV Series

All questions have 2 parts : Original title as well the title on Zomato ads, which is a pun on the original title.

+2.5 for each part

EXAMPLE

THE DIMSUMS.

Pun On?

Answer

The SIMPSONS

1.Ad Title?

And Pun On?

2.

Ad Title?

And Pun On?

3.

Ad Title?

And Pun On?

4.

Ad Title?

And Pun On?

5.

Ad Title?

And Pun On?

1.

Answer

2.

Answer

3.

Answer

4.

Answer

5.

Answer

Fin.

Diamond NecklaceA quiz on gifts

1) Freyjawas a Norse warrior goddess, a Valkyrie, and also the goddess of sensual love. On the rougher side , she was also known as the goddess of war and death.

Freyja is said to have slept with four dwarves for something called Brsingamen , that is said to have angered Odin , her husband and gifted us a long war . What was Brsingamen ?

Also , She is associated with many good gifts to humanity . Identify each from the context :

1) When Freyja and the Valkyries rode forth on their missions, their armor caused an eerily beautiful flickering light . It is said to be the reason behind what?

2) Which member of a frequently used list is named after her ?

3) Freyja is attested as having nine additional names;Gefn ,Hrn ,Mardll ,Skjlf ,Sr ,Thrng ,Thrungva ,Valfreyja , and_______Which chemical element is named after the blank ?

Answer slide follows.

Brsingamen Golden Necklace

1)Aurora Borealis2)Friday3)Vanadium

2) The belief that he could perform miraculous cures and heal the condition of Epilepsy also known as ____________ illness or___________ affliction was once common in southern Germany, eastern Switzerland, Austria, and northern Italy.

To this day, a special ceremony where children are given small golden keys named after him to ward off epilepsy is held at theOratorio di San Giorgio, a small chapel in Monselice, Padua in Italy every year.

Id the person who is known as the patron saint of Epilepsy.

Answer slide follows

Saint Valentine

3) Clockwise , Id the group in the first picture (5) , the person (10) and what two words have been blanked out of the Amul Ad (5) ?

Answer slide follows.

Sree Ram SenaPramod MutalikPik Chaddi Campaign

4) The flower shop Parisian Florist has been standing at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and North Sierra Bonita Avenue since it first opened in 1924 .Brothers Louis and Max Alhanati purchased the business in 1960, becoming its third owners. It is still run by the Alhanati family to this day.

An original order once received by them stated, Six fresh long-stemmed red roses, three times a week . . . forever.

For the next twenty years, a half dozen French Baccara blooms were placed each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the burial atPierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

Who was the person who placed the order and for whom ?

Answer slide follows.

Joe DiMaggio

5) Most agree that he was a village idiot who won the hand of Gupta princess Vidyotama because two scheming scholars presented him as a learned man. They helped him defeat the princess in a debate and she was honour-bound to marry him.

When the newly wed princess discovered that her husband was a dunce, she threw him out. However on his return back to her she inadvertently gifted him with a beautiful turn of Sanskrit phrase, asked, Asti kashchit wagvisheshah? (Is there something special in your words?)

The rest, as they say, is history.Put funda and the relevance of the Sloka.

Answer slide follows.

And the great Kalidasa wrote three books starting with the 3 words:

with asti = asti-uttarasyaam dishi = Kumara-sambhavam (epic)

with kashchit = kashchit-kaantaa = Meghdoot (poetry)

with vaag = vaagarthaaviva = Raghuvansha (epic)

6) Which company is being referred.What has been blanked out ?

Answer slide follows

Hallmark

7) It is believed that the word was first coined as an adjective by the playwrightAeschylusinPrometheus Bound(5th century BCE),to describePrometheus' character , for having given to the earliest proto-humans who had no culture, fire (symbolizing technological civilization) and "blind hope" (optimism); together, they would be used to improve the human condition, to save mankind from destruction.

And the answer is

Philanthropy

8) This short story by O.Henry has Mr. James Dillingham Young ("Jim") and his wife, Della as a couple living in a modest apartment. They have only two possessions between them in which they take pride: Della's beautiful long, flowing hair and Jim's shiny gold watch, which had belonged to his father and grandfather.

The story gives a sentimental sketch wherein , on a Christmas Eve , both of them sell their valued possessions to buy gifts for one another . Della sells her hair for a chain for Jims watch and Jim sells his watch to buy combs for Della both now rendered useless.

Although have unwisely sacrificed their most precious possessions. Yet, because they gave from the heart, they are wise : "They are the ______. Hence the title.

Answer slide follows.

9) White Ginger Lily is a type of flower with the scientific name Hedychiumcoronarium. It is one of the favorite flowers of honeybees. The plant belongs to the Ginger family. Leaves are long and resemble that of Canna Indica and Ginger. By what famous name do we Keralites know this better and also fill in the blanks with the missing lines? :

__________________________________________________________________________! -! ? ,

Fill in the blanks

Answer slide follows.

! !

Fin.


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