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  1. 1. GENERAL QUIZ "ASK QUESTIONS TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THE WORLD ITSELF, NOT TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE KNOWS IT" - JOHN HOLT. BY STUBBORN ILLUSION
  2. 2. This is a set of questions presented across various casual quizzing platforms. The questions are easy and based on well-known facts, but intriguing for everyone, be it a beginner or a master of quizzes. We hope you enjoy the set and learn something new from it.... STUBBORN ILLUSION
  3. 3. Q1. The 1st Battalion, during a very historic event, marched through Bombay and received a guard of honor from the Indian Army at the Gateway of India. The 2nd Battalion ended the war in Greece, subsequently forming part of the Allied occupation force of Austria.  The two regular battalions returned to the United Kingdom where they were amalgamated into a single 1st Battalion on 28 June 1948 - this was part of a general reduction in the size of the infantry following Indian independence.  What was so special about the 1st Battalion that it received a guard of honor and also which famous infantry did these battalions belong to? STUBBORN ILLUSION
  4. 4. Somerset light Infantry: the last British infantry to leave India STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1960-05-164-2
  5. 5. Q2. In October 2019, Seth Phillips and Jerry Media founder Elliot Tebele, took to the streets of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood for an unique protest.  A photo of this was posted originally just for Tebele’s Instagram account, but after sharing a photo of second protest, an online following began brewing and they realized they needed to create an account specifically for this.  The initial on-the-street reactions to his protests started simple with a few giggles here and there, but as the follower count grew, as did his real-life popularity. Which instagram account is being talked about? STUBBORN ILLUSION
  6. 6. @dudewithsign. STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: @dudewithsign
  7. 7. Q3. A war memorial that is being planned in Meerut is set to feature a heroine who lost her life in a counter-insurgency operation in Kashmir in 2016. It is also likely to feature some others who acquitted themselves creditably in the Kargil war India fought with Pakistan in 1999. It will be the country’s first of its kind, and it would recognise heroics on the battlefield, devotion to duty and outstanding contribution to military service.Approval from the defence ministry for the same would soon arrive. What makes this war memorial unique (in India)? STUBBORN ILLUSION
  8. 8. Animal war memorial STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: The Print
  9. 9. Q4. For two weeks every October since 2012, paintings by Niklas Elmehed appear in thumbnails, tweets, and articles in outlets all over the world. Elmehed, a Sweden based artist is the official portrait artist for the Xs. He isn't allowed to say exactly how far ahead of time he is told about the people to be portrayed, but it's not difficult to infer that the work needs to be done quickly. The paintings are real paintings, not digital renderings and are released in the same second the Xs are announced, says Elmehed. Which posters/paintings are we talking about, which is the claim to fame of this artist? STUBBORN ILLUSION
  10. 10. X: Nobel Prize, The gold portraits of the laureates. STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: niklaselmehed.se
  11. 11. Q5. Lever Brothers, now Unilever, knew there was a market for a substitute for X, since many Indians could barely afford X. Sensing an opportunity to make inroads into the domestic Y market, Lever bought the rights to make Y from Dada, the Dutch company from where Y was imported earlier, in India.  There was one pre-condition to the sale: The name Dada had to be retained. Of course, Lever thought otherwise. Its stamp of ownership had to be there somewhere on the product. So the astute consumer goods marketer came up with a solution.  What popular brand thus originated? STUBBORN ILLUSION
  12. 12. Letter L was added in the middle giving birth to Dalda, X: Desi ghee, Y: Vanaspati ghee STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Buisness Standard
  13. 13. Annie Edison Taylor, a 63 year school teacher, became the first to do this.  With the help of two assistants, she strapped herself in a leather harness inside an old wooden pickle barrel five feet high and three feet in diameter. With cushions lining the barrel, she was taken by a boat for some distance and then cut loose.  What feat did she achieve? Between 1901 to 1995, 15 people tried this, 10 survived. Q6. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  14. 14. Q6. Images STUBBORN ILLUSION
  15. 15. First person to plunge over Niagara falls in a barrel STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Wednesdayy's woman, Wikipedia.org
  16. 16. ------ Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News.  His voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Tiberius in The Secret Life of Pets and recurring guest voices for The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie and Hank Scorpio.  He had changed his name to ------ Brooks at the age of 19. What was his original name? (------ indicates his first name and it remained unchanged) Q7. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  17. 17. Albert Einstein (changed to Albert Brooks) STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Wikipedia.org
  18. 18. The term X is used idiomatically to represent a crucial key in the process of decryption of encoded information, especially when a small but representative sample is recognised as the clue to understanding a larger whole.  Nobel laureate Theodor W. Hänsch in a 1979 Scientific American article on spectroscopy wrote that "the spectrum of the hydrogen atoms has proved to be the X of modern physics: once this pattern of lines had been deciphered much else could also be understood".  Id X. Q8. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  19. 19. Rosetta Stone STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Wikipedia.org
  20. 20. Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is famous for most unsuccessful attempts for something.  They have attempted in the years 1944, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 so far.  What were they attempting for? Q9. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  21. 21. Summer Olympics STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Wikipedia.org
  22. 22. Dumb people communicate using a language defined by hand movements. But, for this to work the other person must know and understand the signs.  To overcome this hurdle students from University of Washington Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi came up with a device which would assist dumb people to talk to majority of the population irrespective of whether they know the hand signs. Give funda on which the solution is based on. Q10. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  23. 23. Smart Hand Gloves. Convert hand signs to speech STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: itpro.co.uk
  24. 24. The stage of the plot of the movie X is set majorly on an island.  The actual island is linked to the Batman mythos in which Gotham city has an island named Arkham Asylum, an institution for mentally unstable patients, dangerous prisoners and the criminally insane. In the movie, the chief psychiatrist resembles Professor Hugo Strange, the doctor in charge of Arkham.  Give X. Q11. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  25. 25. Shutter Island. STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: IMDb
  26. 26. Z scheme is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, Z schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.  The directors of the organization (those at the top of the Z) also receive a share of these payments and generally are the profit-makers. Id Z. Q12. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  27. 27. Pyramid Scheme STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: thebalancesmb.com
  28. 28. X, a social networking service launched by Life on Air, Inc. in 2016, enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps. During early 2019, the company partnered with Ellen DeGeneres's app, "Heads Up!".  In June 2019, Life on Air was acquired by Epic Games. In late March 2020, accusations began circulating on social media that X led to other services such as Netflix and Spotify being hacked.  However, its owners, Epic Games, claimed this was a smear campaign against its product and offered a $1 million bounty for anyone able to substantiate their claim.  Id X Q13. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  29. 29. HouseParty app. STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: play.google.com
  30. 30. When the lockdown due to corona was going on, the police officers, army men, CRPF personnel etc. Followed a certain protocol or procedure X for boarding and Y for de boarding buses.  This protocol was in place to ensure social distancing so as to prevent any spread of infection amongst the forces.  Give X, Y. Q14. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  31. 31. X: bussing, Y: de-bussing STUBBORN ILLUSION
  32. 32. X is a 47-part epic Indian television historical drama that was originally telecast on DD National from 8 September 1991 to 9 August 1992. Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the writer and director,  played the character of the protagonist of X.  X gathered much praise for its authenticity, particularly the costumes and similar artistic devices. This was because of lack of funds as well as Dwivedi’s vision of portraying the truth. X also faced criticism for having a pro-Hindutva subtext and a nationalist agenda ,something that Dwivedi strongly denied.  Id X. Q15. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  33. 33. Chanakya STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: in.pintrest,com
  34. 34. The device, shown in the image, has been replaced by a sophisticated technology to serve the same purpose. This was used in the time period between the two world wars. What was this device used for? Q16. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  35. 35. Spotting enemy fighter jets before the invention of  RADAR STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Britannica
  36. 36. On the 6th of May in, radio announcer Herb Morrison, who came to Lakehurst, New Jersey, to record a routine voice-over for an NBC newsreel, immortalized the disaster in a famous on the scene description in which he emotionally declared, "Oh, the humanity!"  The recording of Morrison's commentary was immediately flown to New York, where it was aired as a part of America's first coast to coast radio news broadcast.  What disaster is this? Q17. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  37. 37. Hindenburg STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: Wikipedia.org
  38. 38. X is taken from the beginning of the Spanish composition, Pepe el Trompeta of Paso Doble fame. “Paso-Coble”, or two step, refers to a typical piece of Spanish music played by wind instruments and is suited to the sound, drama and movement of Spanish bullfight. X is traditionally played in a bullfight, where else have you heard X? Q18. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  39. 39. IPL Trumpet STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: indiesport.co
  40. 40. X introduced Fair and lovely in 1975 and has been under scrutiny with the rise of the planet of the wokes recently. Shaming dark skinned people and anglomania have been part of modern Indian culture and film industry and popularity of fairness creams contributed greatly to it.  Ironically enough Y used to work at X and later became eponymous with it while working at X and then kept this name. Though the trope of anglomania is still very much prevalent Y could gather huge amount of accolades just based on his antics, acting and down to earth persona. Id X and Y the 13 time filmfare award winner. Q19. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  41. 41. X: HUL, Y: Johny Lever STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: facebook.com
  42. 42. A square composed of horizontal lines appears taller and narrower than an identical square made up of vertical lines. Reporting this illusion, Hermann von Helmholtz noted that such illusions, in which filled space seems to be larger than unfilled space, were common in everyday life. Which unconventional application has used this illusion to bust a very popular myth? Q20. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  43. 43. Myth-Horizontal stripes makes one look fatter. STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: facebook.com
  44. 44. In 1918, X produced the world’s first vegetable oil soap. It was a major breakthrough as soaps produced by Europeans were generally made of animal fat, which was against the principles of nonviolence & vegetarianism in India. In 1919, X launched the vegetable oil soap under the brand name Y on a pilot basis, the name Y suggesting that much better can be expected. In 1922, X launched the Z soap, a brand famous even today, which was better than the predecessor and outdid European brands.  Id X, Y, Z. Q21. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  45. 45. X: Godrej, Y: No2, Z: No1 STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: livehostoryindia.com, amazon.in
  46. 46. In 1908, the Russian contingent was 12 days late for the London Olympics because of a very silly reason that the Russian administration failed to notice. Unlike now, the Olympics was a six month long event then and so, Russians missed only a few competitions.  The reason, although very peculiar, could have been avoided if only Russia had accepted the “trend” few decades ago. What was the peculiar reason? Give funda. Q22. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  47. 47. The Gregorian calendar vs the Julian calendar STUBBORN ILLUSION Since the Gregorian calendar came into being, many countries including England had started using it while, Russia still followed the Julian calendar.  Julian calendar does not have a leap year as opposed to the Gregorian calendar. This caused a disparity in the day of the starting date for Russians and the Olympics.
  48. 48. Minimalist poster for which famous pop culture movie? Q23. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  49. 49. Back to the Future STUBBORN ILLUSION
  50. 50. Much of Europe experienced, in 2017, X protests, which are rare in humankind. Spain, after having a record 75.6 million tourists in the previous year, was the focal point for the protests. Restrictions on drinking alcohol on streets in the night, alcohol sale after 10 pm in the supermarkets, etc were imposed in Rome.  In Milan, use of selfie sticks and glass bottles was banned. Several such restrictions were imposed in major cities across Europe. Id X (what kind of protests were these) Q24. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  51. 51. Anti-tourism protests STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: theguardian.com
  52. 52. In contrast to other cultural heritage buildings, X must be maintained in exact state of destruction caused. This is critical to understand its relevance and significance as a World Heritage Site.  However, recent efforts to combat deterioration and make the site resistant to earthquakes illustrate that the challenge will be how to best maintain the original site in the years to come. Id X and the city X is located in. Q25. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  53. 53. Atomic bomb dome, Hiroshima STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: visithiroshima.net
  54. 54. Om Banna is a shrine located in Pali district, near Jodhpur, devoted to an unconventional deity, to which daily about hundreds of travellers visit and pray. It is said that one who doesn't stop to pray at the shrine is on a dangerous journey.  The legend states that, after the demise of Om Banna the “deity" was confiscated by the local Police. Even after locking it down and left to “starve”, it miraculously got back to its original place. What unconventional deity is the shrine devoted to? Q26. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  55. 55. Royal Enfield Bullet STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: visithiroshima.net
  56. 56. This term was originally used for referring to the host of a party or a  gathering, the one who controls the mic at such events. In the late 1970s, it began to be used for a different but a relatable entity.  You might have heard in a context where it is typically used as a "term" of distinction, referring to good performance skills.  Id the term. Q27. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  57. 57. MC STUBBORN ILLUSION
  58. 58. Promotion of the expression X is mainly attributed to US TV personality and gossip-columnist Perez Hilton, who used the term on his well-known blog back in 2009. Though Hilton's use of the word met with some hostility, it later began to trend on Twitter, prompting him to post a series of 'victory' tweets regarding his successful expansion of the lexicon.  According to some sources however, X did not originate with Hilton and was in fact coined by fashion blogger Elizabeth Spiridakis who, along with a couple of workmates, had some years earlier cooked up the practice of adding the suffix -_____ to various adjectives as an in-joke.  Id X. Q28. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  59. 59. Amaze”balls” STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: facebook.com
  60. 60. Founded in 1889, X started its journey producing playing cards. There is still debate on how to correctly translate X phrase from Japanese. For now, the commonly accepted translation is “Leave luck/fate to heaven”. Id X. One of the earliest logo of the company follows- Q29. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  61. 61. Nintendo STUBBORN ILLUSIONImage source: commons.wikimedia.org
  62. 62. To create fine tips on their paint brushes for small surfaces, many watch dial painters licked the bristles of their paint brushes. In doing this, they often swallowed some of the paint. Many of these workers developed bone cancer, usually in their jaws.  Eventually, scientists and medical professionals realized that these workers' illnesses were being caused by internal contamination from the x they ingested which was present in the paint. By the 1970s, x was no longer used in paints on watch and clock dials.  Id X. Q30. STUBBORN ILLUSION
  63. 63. Radium Image source: chemistryworld.com STUBBORN ILLUSION
  64. 64. THANK YOUBY STUBBORN ILLUSION "ASK QUESTIONS TO FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THE WORLD ITSELF, NOT TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE KNOWS IT" - JOHN HOLT. @si_quiz_unit siquizzingunit@gmail.com

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