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  1. 1. IITM OPEN QUIZ 2018 ENTER THE JUNGLE
  2. 2. IITM OPEN QUIZ 2018 ENTER THE JUNGLE
  3. 3. IN MEMORIAM VIKRAM JOSHI RAM KUMAR (KABBALA) BHARGAVI S
  4. 4. CHEFS Gokul Goebbels Nair Ferril Freak Samal Paul Wunderbar Martin Anand PS I Love You Life is a repeat Dhur Hathim Sinner Mohammed Sukruth Solo Dregs Diogenes
  5. 5. DEAL 36 dries 2 writtens
  6. 6. 1 Apart from the more famous 3 R's of reading, writing and arithmetic, what are these the 3 R's of? Replacement: avoiding/replacing the use of Reduction: using fewer number or to make more of less Refinement: to mitigate potential distress
  7. 7. Animal testing
  8. 8. 2 This is the second studio album by English big beat producer Fatboy Slim. The name of the album is derived from the marketing slogan of a particular brand. Keeping in mind his stage name as well as elements from the image, name the album.
  9. 9. You’ve come a long way, baby Was the marketing slogan for Virginia Slims
  10. 10. 3 _____ was "one of the few Christian names I could find beginning with the letter". The man later explained in a 1990 interview for Q magazine that that part came from a tailor's shop called _____'s that he passed on a train, and he liked it because it had "that [Pop] connotation but it was a tailor's shop, and I thought, Well, this whole thing is gonna be about clothes, so it was my own little joke calling him _____." What name is he talking about?
  11. 11. Bowie explaining the name Ziggy
  12. 12. 4 The Ponce de Leon hotel in Florida was revolutionary in many ways when it was first constructed. It also has to its credit two firsts. It was the first hotel to have steam heat - not necessarily a necessity in a Florida hotel and something else, which was achieved by collaborating with a famous American. This innovation required a member of the staff in each room to operate something, despite the fact that it was neither difficult not complex. What innovation?
  13. 13. Electric lights in every room. The staff were required to operate the switch.
  14. 14. 5 Which book written in 1993, with a 3 word title, begins thus? Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. If two parties have some sort of dealings, then each has a memory of their interaction. Each party can speak about their own memory of this; how could anyone prevent it? One could pass laws against it, but the freedom of speech, even more than privacy, is fundamental to an open society; we seek not to restrict any speech at all.
  15. 15. A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto
  16. 16. 6 We may not have seen Barbara Marie Koshay’s face but we’ve most likely seen her from behind. As equipment or costumes can’t be changed within five seconds, they executed a swap with her instead. She wore a bleached version of a costume, which was then slightly tinted to match the lighting in the room. Where have you seen her?
  17. 17. Wizard of Oz. She was the body double for Judy Garland during the sepia to colour transition scene.
  18. 18. 7 Who talking about which book? The urge to write this book has a different origin. In 1951 the Editor of the (...) asked me to write an article. In that article I argued that ________ was the only religion which a society awakened by science could accept, and without which it would perish. That it makes [a] slow advance is due to the fact that its literature is so vast that no one can read the whole of it. That it has no such thing as a Bible, as the Christians have, is its greatest handicap. On the publication of this article, I received many calls, written and oral, to write such a book. It is in response to these calls that I have undertaken the task.
  19. 19. B R Ambedkar on Buddha and his Dhamma
  20. 20. 8 Howard ________ was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He was also the principal organiser of the first international chess tournament in 1851, which made England the world's leading chess centre and caused Adolf Anderssen to be recognised as the world's strongest player. However, chess players remember him as he promoted a novelty, something that bears his name and is still used in tournament chess. Who and what?
  21. 21. Staunton Chess Set.
  22. 22. 9 This image was used in the poster for a movie starring the person in the picture. In the movie, there is a mention of the artist who inspired this painting while they discuss another painting. ID the movie and the painting that inspired this painting.
  23. 23. Galatea of Spheres
  24. 24. 10 Tom Chavez of Rapt, a company that helps with digital marketing, discovered that the presence of a certain option led to the lapse of over $100 million in advertising income for a certain company. What company and what option?
  25. 25. google and I'm feeling lucky
  26. 26. 11 Claudia Alta Taylor was known by a different name, surname her husband’s and first two words referring to the common name of members of the order Coccinellidae. The first word is also what she went on to become, given she was the second in line from 1960 for a few years. She might’ve been given this name so her initials would match that of her husband’s. What name do we know her by?
  27. 27. Lady Bird Johnson, LBJ.
  28. 28. 12 A dilemma is described to be in this form, but it is technically not one as there was someone else in the same room, spying on him. This spy was later involved in an incident with two conflicting stories. One explanation centres around inexperienced climbing. The other one claims it was voluntary i.e. the spy chose what the spied didn’t at the end of his dilemma. What form are we talking about? Who is the spy in question?
  29. 29. Soliloquy, Ophelia
  30. 30. GOLF SLANG 8*5 +10 for everything
  31. 31. Example: “Criminal but you got away with it” is an OJ
  32. 32. 1 “You know you shouldn't take it on, but it's just too tempting.” Named after a female character in a 60’s movie as the above description reflects the state a young man finds himself in with respect to this character. 5 points.
  33. 33. 2 Two hole specific terms: 1. If you have a disaster on the 6th hole, what could you call it? 2.5 2. In a similar vein, if you had a disaster on the 9th, what would you call it? 2.5
  34. 34. 3 If you had to take two shots in a bunker, what would you call it? 5 points In a similar vein, if you managed to make three good shots out of nowhere, what would you call it? 5 points
  35. 35. 4 The term AB is used to describe a situation where you should have used a “driver.” On the other hand, if you shouldn’t have used a “driver”, the term used is AC. AB and AC are names, A is not a name. 5+5
  36. 36. 5 There are two terms used to refer to a situation where the player has hit his ball into the water. The first term is a reference to a character in a 70’s film who ended up “sleeping with the fishes.” 5 points. The second is used to imply that “it’s underwater and you won’t find it,” a reference to a 1990’s movie. 5 points.
  37. 37. RERUN.
  38. 38. EX CH AN GE
  39. 39. 1 “You know you shouldn't take it on, but it's just too tempting” Named after a female character in a 60’s movie as the above description reflects the state a young man finds himself in with respect to this character.
  40. 40. Mrs. Robinson.
  41. 41. 2 Two hole specific terms: 1. If you have a disaster on the 6th hole, what could you call it? 2. In a similar vein, if you had a disaster on the 9th, what would you call it?
  42. 42. Hiroshima Nagasaki
  43. 43. 3 If you had to take two shots in a bunker, what would you call it? In a similar vein, if you managed to make three good shots out of nowhere, what would you call it?
  44. 44. Adolf Hitler Lee Harvey Oswald
  45. 45. 4 The term AB is used to describe a situation where you should have used a “driver.” On the other hand, if you shouldn’t have used a “driver”, the term used is AC. AB and AC are names, A is not a name.
  46. 46. Princess Kelly Princess Diana
  47. 47. 5 There are two terms used to refer to a situation where the player has hit his ball into the water. The first term is a reference to a character in a 70’s film who ended up “sleeping with the fishes.” The second is used to imply that “it’s underwater and you won’t find it,” a reference to a 1990’s movie.
  48. 48. Luca Brasi Red October
  49. 49. IITM OPEN QUIZ 2018 ENTER THE JUNGLE
  50. 50. 13 Dracula 2000 is an American Vampire horror film. The film presents a slightly different origin story for Dracula. He is a man who tried to hang himself but failed, and has to spend 2000 years as a Vampire as punishment for his crimes. His origin story in the movie also explains his weakness to something, as it reminds him of his crime. Who is Dracula in the story? What is he weak towards?
  51. 51. Judas Iscariot. Silver.
  52. 52. 14 This is the plural of a Latin word meaning work. Solve for the following portmanteaus. a. A term for dramatic works/concept albums belonging to a certain genre of music. R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet is an example. b. The title of a Looney Tunes episode with a load of classical music references. Portmanteau a common phrase from the universe with the plural of the Latin word.
  53. 53. Hip-hopera. What’s Opera, Doc?
  54. 54. 15 Flag designs of a certain city from before and after 2017 allude to the city’s history. The new design is more accurate and sets the country apart from its neighbour regarding certain issues. What do the four symbols represent in the first flag? What does the 2017 design accommodate in the flag’s narrative?
  55. 55. Fleur De Lys, Lancaster Rose, Thistle and Shamrock depict the involvement of French, English, Scottish and Irish settlers in founding the city of Montreal. The white pine in the 2017 design is an homage to the indigenous native american tribes.
  56. 56. 16 Keith Richards claims that there is particular meaning behind the name of his famous five stringed guitar. He chose the name because it was an improbable name and he did not imagine that anyone would have that name. Hence, when he called for his guitar on stage, everyone would know what he was talking about. He got this name from a character in an English Classic. The character was modeled on the author’s father and is now used to refer to someone who is “poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune” What name, and from which classic?
  57. 57. Micawber from David Copperfield
  58. 58. 17 As the WW II was drawing to a close, the exiled royals of Holland ordered a railway strike across the country. In retaliation, the Nazis cut off the food supply to its most populous regions. This caused a severe shortage of food, even forcing people to grind tulips into flour. However, the conditions for a certain group of people, known as banana babies then, actually improved during the famine. These children usually suffered from diarrhoea, weakness and malnutrition, but these stopped during this time. This was among the first hints that lead a pediatrician to investigate the role of ______ in causing the above malady. FITB and solve for malady.
  59. 59. Gluten. Celiac disease.
  60. 60. 18 Which 2002 Marxist work, which provides an analysis of the ideological and political responses to the 9/11 attacks, takes its title from the following excerpt from a 1981 book: If once we were able to view the Borges fable in which the cartographers of the Empire draw up a map so detailed that it ends up covering the territory exactly [...] this fable has now come full circle for us, and possesses nothing but the discrete charm of second-order __________ [...] It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the _______ that are no longer those of the Empire, but ours. The ______ __ ___ ____ itself. The title of the book is 7 words long, the last four words being the last set of blanks. First three words should be worked out from an entertainment context. The 1981 book is by a philosopher. So is the 2002 book, technically speaking. Give the writer of 2002 book.
  61. 61. Slavoj Žižek’s Welcome to the Desert of the Real
  62. 62. 19 Boom is a startup which aims to bring back something that has been inaccessible for most people for a while now. The startup feels that technology in the field has advanced sufficiently enough that this can be brought back in and made commercially viable. Among companies which are looking to purchase their product is The Virgin Group. What do they want to bring back?
  63. 63. Supersonic Flight
  64. 64. 20 The FDA requires that all products that market itself as having this MUST contain milk or milk derivatives. This is an issue for a very popular consumable as one part of it is popularly denoted with this term. However, it is likely made of sugar, palm and/or canola oil, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, and artificial flavor. Hence, as a workaround, they use an alternative, more French sounding, term to describe this part of their product. What term? Which product?
  65. 65. Why Oreos have Creme and not Cream
  66. 66. 21 This 1906 painting is titled Port of _______. Name the painter who made this; he founded an art movement around the early 20th century. The city takes its name from the legend of a monster Antigoon who demanded payment for boat plying services across a river, failure to meet which it would sever one's hand and throw it into the river. A local hero cut the monster's hand off and threw it in the river lending the city its name. Work with the Dutch words for hand and river and name this city.
  67. 67. George Braques Antwerp
  68. 68. 22 Recent studies show that the driver for variation across geographies was not just one environmental factor. A nutrient critical for bone development is deficient in a cereal rich diet. Hence additional modifications were necessary to combat it, furthering the contrast. What are we talking about?
  69. 69. Skin tones.
  70. 70. 23 Many cartoon characters are depicted as wearing a tie and collar. A prime example is Yogi Bear, who wears a collar and tie, despite not wearing anything else. This feature was more to reduce production costs than for aesthetics. How?
  71. 71. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke — a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000.
  72. 72. 24 The Great Divorce by C S Lewis talks about how people tend to choose one fate over another. The characters take a trip from one place to the foothills of another, where they are asked if they would like to enter. Most of them deny, giving various excuses. The title is a reference to an 18th century work of literature, and Lewis has said that this book was almost written as a counter to that work. What work?
  73. 73. William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  74. 74. The Ground Beneath Her Feet 55 + 15
  75. 75. ➔ A variation on the Orpheus/Eurydice myth with rock music replacing Orpheus' lyre ➔ On the love of two men, Ormus Cama and Umeed Merchant (the narrator), for the same woman, Vina Apsara. Ormus and Vina are rockstars. ➔ Provides a background and alternate history to the entire 1950s–1990s period of the growth of rock music. ➔ Makes references
  76. 76. 1 This English word which means to lose one’s bearings or or to cause one to lose one’s bearings has a nautical etymology when a seaman’s failure to keep track of one particular direction resulted in his getting lost. Which word? 5 points.
  77. 77. 2 Ormus Cama is named so after his devout mother Spenta wanted to name her after Hormuz or Ormazd, local derivatives of the name of a god, which his father Darius Xerxes Cama being a classicist Latinizes to Ormus. Which god? 2.5 points. Which 20th century rockstar with a wide vocal range served as one of inspirations for the character? 2.5 points.
  78. 78. 3 This is Catherine of Braganza as part of whose dowry upon her marriage to Charles II were given the seven islands of Bombay to the British. What entity created in 1863 was named for her as she was married to King Charles II then? 5 points.
  79. 79. 4 This country’s English name has two etymologies: it could be derived from Ancient Greek and Latin roots which mean home of the ka of Ptah (or) it could be derived from a Greek root that referred to the country’s position below the water body it is located below. Which water body? 2.5 points. An English exonym of an ethnic group, living mostly in Europe and the Americas and originating from the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, could be derived from the same roots as the above country. Which exonym? 2.5 points.
  80. 80. 5 Ormus Cama has a disturbed childhood. One of his eyelids has a purple blemish on it; he thinks of this to be the embryo of his still-dead twin Gayomart. Having been neglected by his parents, Ormus spends his time lying in his room and develops a pastime of his own: he covers his one good eye, the one without the purple mark, takes light inside through a slit by nearly closing the other eye, inverts the room inside his head, imagining the fan on the ceiling to be a flower, sits under it and thinks. What does he call this pastime, punning on his surname with a two word phrase which means dark room in Latin? 5 points.
  81. 81. 6 It is said Gayomart sings to Ormus in Ormus’ dreams and these are songs in the real world that arise out of other artists in a fixed number of days. This leaves Ormus furious as he heard every rock’n’roll song ever created being sung to him by Gayo inside his head around a couple of years ago. All music arises from him; Gayo sings all songs ever but just the vowel sounds in tune in a faint manner. As Vina finds this notion tough to believe, Ormus makes up words for the vowel sounds he hears from Gayo and sings to her: the ganja, my friend, is glowing in the tin, the dancer is glowing with her skin, the gardener is mowing with a grin. Sure enough, around a couple of years later, they hear it finally in a 1962 single, following which Vina believes Ormus to be music. Which 1962 single? How many days in advance does Ormus hear every song ever? This is a literary reference. 2.5*2 points.
  82. 82. 7 An institution in Bombay was formed in 1857 by a businessman and philanthropist who had then donated a lakh for its endowment. They then had to name it after the guy. Which insti? 2.5 points. Shown is its first Dean, John Lockwood, with his son, who was born in the campus. Name the son. 2.5 points.
  83. 83. 8 The name of the record company that protagonist Ormus Cama signs on to is of an island supposedly in modern day Georgia which in Greek myth is said to be the place of residence of a certain object. Name the island. 5 points. Fill in the title of the following Dali painting and tell us the object: Dali's Hand Drawing Back the _________ ________ in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala. 5 points.
  84. 84. RERUN.
  85. 85. EXCHANGE.
  86. 86. ANSWERS.
  87. 87. 1 This English word which means to lose one’s bearings or or to cause one to lose one’s bearings has a nautical etymology when a seaman’s failure to keep track of one particular direction resulted in his getting lost. Which word? 5 points.
  88. 88. disorientation.
  89. 89. 2 Ormus Cama is named so after his devout mother Spenta wanted to name her after Hormuz or Ormazd, local derivatives of the name of a god, which his father Darius Xerxes Cama being a classicist Latinizes to Ormus. Which god? 2.5 points. Which 20th century rockstar with a wide vocal range served as one of inspirations for the character? 2.5 points.
  90. 90. ahura mazda. freddie mercury.
  91. 91. 3 This is Catherine of Braganza as part of whose dowry upon her marriage to Charles II were given the seven islands of Bombay to the British. What entity created in 1863 was named for her as she was married to King Charles II then? 5 points.
  92. 92. queens.
  93. 93. 4 This country’s English name has two etymologies: it could be derived from Ancient Greek and Latin roots which mean home of the ka of Ptah (or) it could be derived from a Greek root that referred to the country’s position below the water body it is located below. Which water body? 2.5 points. An English exonym of an ethnic group, living mostly in Europe and the Americas and originating from the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, could be derived from the same roots as the above country. Which exonym? 2.5 points.
  94. 94. aegean sea. gypsies.
  95. 95. 5 Ormus Cama has a disturbed childhood. One of his eyelids has a purple blemish on it; he thinks of this to be the embryo of his still-dead twin Gayomart. Having been neglected by his parents, Ormus spends his time lying in his room and develops a pastime of his own: he covers his one good eye, the one without the purple mark, takes light inside through a slit by nearly closing the other eye, inverts the room inside his head, imagining the fan on the ceiling to be a flower, sits under it and thinks. What does he call this pastime, punning on his surname with a two word phrase which means dark room in Latin? 5 points.
  96. 96. cama obscura.
  97. 97. 6 It is said Gayomart sings to Ormus in Ormus’ dreams and these are songs in the real world that arise out of other artists in a fixed number of days. This leaves Ormus furious as he heard every rock’n’roll song ever created being sung to him by Gayo inside his head around a couple of years ago. All music arises from him; Gayo sings all songs ever but just the vowel sounds in tune in a faint manner. As Vina finds this notion tough to believe, Ormus makes up words for the vowel sounds he hears from Gayo and sings to her: the ganja, my friend, is glowing in the tin, the dancer is glowing with her skin, the gardener is mowing with a grin. Sure enough, around a couple of years later, they hear it finally in a 1962 single, following which Vina believes Ormus to be music. Which 1962 single? How many days in advance does Ormus hear every song ever? This is a literary reference. 2.5*2 points.
  98. 98. blowin’ in the wind. 1001 days.
  99. 99. 7 An institution in Bombay was formed in 1857 by a businessman and philanthropist who had then donated a lakh for its endowment. They then had to name it after the guy. Which insti? 2.5 points. Shown is its first Dean, John Lockwood, with his son, who was born in the campus. Name the son. 2.5 points.
  100. 100. jj school of arts. rudyard kipling.
  101. 101. 8 The name of the record company that protagonist Ormus Cama signs on to is of an island supposedly in modern day Georgia which in Greek myth is said to be the place of residence of a certain object. Name the island. 5 points. Fill in the title of the following Dali painting and tell us the object: Dali's Hand Drawing Back the _________ ________ in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala. 5 points.
  102. 102. colchis. golden fleece.
  103. 103. IITM OPEN QUIZ 2018 ENTER THE JUNGLE
  104. 104. 25 Les Mandarins is a 1954 roman à clef which won the Prix Goncourt. In the novel, Henri Perron is the editor of the leftist newspaper L'Espoir. In love with Paula Mareuil for the past ten years, he is now unhappily attached. He primarily sees himself as a writer and struggles with his increasing involvement in the political arena. Robert Dubreuilh is the founder and leader of the SRL, a liberal, non-Communist political group. He is partly responsible for Henri's literary success, and the two are close personal friends. Anne Dubreuilh is the wife of Robert. She is a practicing psychoanalyst. She has an affair with the American writer Lewis Brogan. Her reflections on the lives of the other characters comprise a large portion of the text. Unlock this roman à clef, aka solve for Henri, Anna and Robert.
  105. 105. Camus. Beauvoir. Sartre.
  106. 106. 26 The Harmonized Tariff Schedule in U.S. law distinguished between two types of action figures for determining tariffs: dolls, which are defined to include human figures, and non-human creatures, both of which have different tax rates. An entity’s toy subsidiary was arguing to change the status by which its products were classified as, for maximising profits. This move faced a lot of backlash from the public as it was hypocritical, considering what the characters are trying to achieve. Which entity arguing for what?
  107. 107. Marvel arguing for Non-Human status for the X-Men
  108. 108. 27 John Odom was a baseball player playing for an affiliate of the San Francisco giants. The Giants released Odom during spring training 2008. He then signed in May with the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League, but a mark on his criminal record, a 1999 conviction for aggravated assault when he was a minor, prevented his entry into Canada. The Vipers offered Odom to the Laredo Broncos for a Bronco player, but that player refused to move to Calgary. The Broncos then offered $1000 cash for Odom, but the Vipers felt cash deals made the team appear financially unstable. The teams then came to an agreement on May 20 to make a material trade. This caused him to be the butt of many jokes, with people calling him something, and playing a particular theme song whenever he took the field. What was he traded for?
  109. 109. 28 From the guy's production Time's Running, adaptation of a play from the end of the 16th century. 3 parts. Who is the woman? What role is she playing? What role did she play in a TV series from 1967? The actress who played this role in a 2012 movie might lead to this playwright’s rival.
  110. 110. Eartha Kitt. Helen of Troy in Faustus. Catwoman.
  111. 111. 29 As a countermeasure due to sokaiya, each year, companies have to select a common date. In 1997, Nomura’s whole board of directors had to resign because of its connections with sokaiya. Earlier countermeasures made sure that thousands of companies choose the same date and keep it very short. Nowadays, due to sokaiya’s decline and an increase in number of companies, the companies can choose different dates though it happens around the same time. What is sokaiya? How does keeping a common day work?
  112. 112. Sokaiya is Yakuza’s organised racketeering. By keeping the same day as the Annual Shareholding Meeting, they reduce the chance of the Yakuza humiliating them at the meeting because the Yakuza cannot be everywhere at the same time.
  113. 113. 30 He was lazy when it came to titling his works; most of them are simply names of the protagonists. Very few are metaphors for the plot, such as the one involving a couple with two strong-willed people. Some refer to the point in time the plots take place in. One such work is set about a few days from a seasonal celebration. Given he had to churn out these works at a frantic pace, when he handed over the draft and was asked for its title, he replied dismissively with the title we now know this by (3 points) and a three word phrase, which was mistaken to be an alternate title (7 points). What two titles?
  114. 114. The Twelfth Night or What You Will
  115. 115. 31 The Way to Paradise is a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. The story is a historical double biography of two people. The first person is repelled by sex, detests her husband and later abandons him to fight for women’s rights and workers’ rights. She ends up being one of the founders of feminism. The second person is her grandson whom she never got to meet, as she died before he was born. His life too follows a similar path, he abandons his wife and children, and his job as a stockbroker in Paris, to pursue his passion of art. Name both people.
  116. 116. Flora Tristan. Paul Gauguin.
  117. 117. 32. Solve for X, Y. Put funda behind the PS. ‘When we read about X’s Birmingham concert when he urged support for Enoch Powell, we nearly puked. Come on X… you’ve been taking too much of the Daily Express stuff and you know you can’t handle it. Own up. Half your music is black. You’re rock music’s biggest colonist. You’re a good musician but where would you be without Blues and R&B? You’ve got to fight the racist poison otherwise you degenerate into the sewer with the rats and the money men who ripped off rock culture with their cheque books… We want to organise a rank and file movement against the racist poison music. We urge support for Y. Ps: Who shot the Sheriff, X? It sure as hell wasn’t you!’.
  118. 118. Eric Clapton. Rock against Racism. His first hit was a cover of Bob Marley’s I Shot the Sheriff.
  119. 119. 33 In 1969, a thief stole a work of art titled, “History of the Universe”. It was painted by Dave Richards for a sum of $500. In the psychedelic fashion of the time, it involved images of ___ _______ and the _______ _______, California landscapes, the Eye of God, The owners’ astrological sign (Capricorn), skulls, mushrooms, butterflies, and more. Realising that it was too easily recognisable, he tried to paint over it. However, he was busted before he could finish. Fortunately, as Richards had the foresight to paint a layer of clear coat over the artwork, no permanent damage was done. What had the thief stolen?
  120. 120. 34 We're looking for a four letter word and a six letter word which both derive from the same Latin word meaning 'deaf, mute' which in turn came from Greek and Arabic for 'speechless, irrational.' The bigger word means 'out of tune,' deriving from the common Latin root of both the words. What two words?
  121. 121. Surd. Absurd.
  122. 122. 35 Chronologically, there are two, the former refers to a birth while the latter is more dramatic: it has an element of finality to it. Thus, he found it to be an apt imagery for his 1920 work's title. Name this work. The four words that follow the most famous phrase from the above work is the title of a 2007 memoir of paranoid schizophrenia by Elyn Saks, a professor of behavioural sciences. These words refer to the lack of order in her scrambled paranoid mind. Name this work too.
  123. 123. Yeat’s The Second Coming. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, ...
  124. 124. 36 The music for this song came from the opera Orpheus in the underworld where it was played while a man descended into hell. It was soon adapted for music halls where the associated dance routine became infamous for being one of the most difficult and physically exhausting routines. Sometimes, a dancer would stand close to a man and bet that she could take off one of his articles of clothing without using her hands. She would then proceed to do so by performing the most iconic step of the dance. This, along with providing a visual tease, would also warn the man to expect something if he were to overstep his boundary. What dance? What does the dancer do?
  125. 125. Can-can. Kick the patron’s hat off.
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The finals of the IITM Open Quiz 2018, researched and conducted by the IITM Quiz Club.

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