Jun 11, 2009

Connection Fundaez

1. Connect. Put Fundaez.



















Ans.: Oscar Awards.

Levis 501 is the reference to the numbering of Oscar statuettes. They were first numbered in 1949 with Serial No. 501. Second pic features Matilda Rose Ledger, daughter of Heath Ledger who is the legal heir to the Oscar presented to the deceased for the role of the Joker. Because she is only 3, Matilda is legally unable to crayon an X on the winner's agreement not to resell his or her Oscar without first offering it back to the academy for $1, or a handful of Gummi Bears. The agreement is the academy's way of limiting what might otherwise be a lively secondary market in Oscars.


2. Connect. Put Fundaez.



















Ans.: Clockwise: Marcelo Rios, Dinara Safina, Jelena Jankovic.

They are the only players who were ranked No.1 but have remained ‘Slam-less’ (not won a Grand Slam in their careers.)




3. Put Fundaez.

























Ans.: Clockwise: Kim Stanley Robinson, Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) on Devon Island, Canada, Flag of Planet Mars.

Kim Stanley Robinson's popular trilogy Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars provided the concept for the flag.




4.The three guys on the first pic came up with the idea introducing beer in a new package. The beer they launched (close up in the second pic) is now the most popular in their country. I don’t need the IDs of the guys, just give the reason for the popularity of this beer.


























Ans.: Skinny Blonde Beer.
The Skinny Blonde bottle features a 1950s-style pin-up called Daisy whose red bikini disappears as the beer level drops and the bottle warms up, thanks to the modern ink technology used on the labels


























5. Simple, Connect

























Ans.: Clockwise: Mahatma Gandhi, Apur Sansar, Anuradha, Alice in Wonderland.
Connect: Pandit Ravi Shankar Composed music for these movies. Gandhi, Apu Triology, Anuradha and "Alice in Wonderland" (1966, directed by Jonathan Miller)

6. Identify and connect these cricketing personalities to another cricketing personality.












Ans.: From Left to Right: Rohan Kanhai, M.L.Jaisimha, Gundappa Vishwanath.

Rohan Gavaskar was named Rohan Jaivishwa by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers - Rohan Kanhai, ML Jaisimha and Rohan's uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath





7. Identify, Connect, Put Fundaez



















Ans.: Clockwise: Prof. Sugata Mitra (Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at NIIT), The opening day of the Learning Station at Shivpuri, The very first Learning Station at Kalkaji - rear view, Danny Boyle.

Funda: Prof. Sugata Mitra is credited with the discovery of Hole-in-the-Wall. Mitra's team carved a "hole in the wall" that separated the NIIT premises from the adjoining slum in Kalkaji, New Delhi. Through this hole, a freely accessible computer was put up for use. This computer proved to be an instant hit among the slum dwellers, especially the children. With no prior experience, the children learnt to use the computer on their own. Encouraged by the success of the Kalkaji experiment, freely accessible computers were set up in Shivpuri (a town in Madhya Pradesh) and in Madantusi (a village in Uttar Pradesh). These experiments came to be known as Hole-in-the-Wall experiments.

The Hole in the Wall experiment has left a mark on popular culture. Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup read about Mitra's experiment and was inspired to write his debut novel Q and A - this subsequently went on to become the movie Slumdog Millionaire.



10 comments:

quizzophillic said...

7.Q&A BY VIKAS SWARUP.
SUGATA MITRA EDUCATIONIST WHOSE WORK
HOLE IN THE WALL(PIC 2) INSPIRED VIKAS SWARUP TO WRITE A NOVEL WHICH EVENTUALLY BECAME SLUMDOG MILLIONARE DIRECTED BY DANNY BOYLE

abhishek chakraborty said...

2.they all have been world rank no .1
without winning any grand slam.
4.the Skinny Blonde bottle features a 1950s-style pin-up called Daisy whose red bikini disappears as the beer level drops and the bottle warms up.

Swarun said...

2-Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina - They ve been world no 1 without winning a single grand slam....

7-Connect is Slumdog Millionaire....
Sugata Mitra started the HOle in The wall project from which Vikas Swarup'sQ&A was inspired....
Danny Boyle directed Slumdog MIllionaire based on Q&A

Bharadwaaj Rajan said...

2. all three have held the no.1 ranking without winning a slam...


7. NIIT's comp. project to take computing to the slums was the inspiration for boyle to direct slumdog...

for more details there is an article about this in this month's reader's digest..

A BorN MoRoN said...

a nice and tough quiz, dada...

4. Skinny Blonde bottle features a 1950s-style pin-up called Daisy whose red bikini disappears as the beer level drops and the bottle warms up, thanks to the modern ink technology used on the labels

7. Hole in the wall concept, started by NIIT in delhi.

Wasi Manazir said...

2. Marcelo Rios, Jankovic and Safina: players ranked no 1 without winning a single grand slam

4. the lady starts shedding her clothes as the beer in the bottle decreases ;)

5. Gandhi, ?????, Anuradha, Alice in wonderland:
Pt. Ravi Shankar

7. Sugata Mitra and his Hole in the wall experiment, Danny Boyle:
Inspiration for Q&A and later Slumdog Millionaire

sands said...

1.
2.all became no1 without grand slam
3.
4.
5.
6.rohan jai vishwa gavaskar
7.

apraman said...

1. gummy, leavi, pram
2. no:1 without winning a single Slam.. rios, safina and jankovic
3. mars trilogy by kim robinson and mars flag
4.dumb blonde? :D
6. brian lara
7. vikas swarup

--Ajay

Nirad said...

1. one dollar = BUCK?

2. Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina - RANKED #1 WITHOUT WINNING A GRAND SLAM

3. pass

4. AS THE BOTTLE BECOMES WARM, THE MODEL'S CLOTHES START COMING OFF, GIVING DRINKERS 'VALUE FOR MONEY'

5. Gandhiji, Satyajit Ray, hmmm... UNTOUCHABLES?

6. ROHAN JAI VISHWA GAVASKAR

7. THE HOLE IN THE WALL PROJECT (WHICH INSPIRED SLUMDOG)

Rithu 4 cricket said...

3.There is flag of Mars

6.Rohan Kanhai + ML Jaisimha + Gundappa Vishwanath = Rohan Gavaskar

He was given the names Rohan Jaivishwa by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers - Rohan Kanhai, ML Jaisimha and Rohan's uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath,[1] however, his name is usually recorded as Rohan Sunil Gavaskar.


-------------Rithwik