PowerPoint Presentation GREY MATTERS 1. X, born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of a popular rock band. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. He continues to be voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, characterised as "one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers", who possessed "one of the greatest voices in all of music". Answer Freddie mercury 2. Answer Rock – paper – scissors - lizard - spock ( Made famous by The Big Bang Theory) 3. Answer Justice league of America 4. “..He has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. Again and again I have taken a problem to him, and have received an explanation which has afterwards proved to be the correct one. And yet he was absolutely incapable of working out the practical points...” — X, speaking of his brother Y. Answer X - Sherlock Holmes Y - Mycroft Holmes 5. A _____ is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.  ____s often result from rules, regulations, or procedures that an individual is subject to but has no control over because to fight the rule is to accept it. Joseph Heller coined the term in his 1961 novel of the same name, which describes absurd bureaucratic constraints on soldiers in World War II. Answer Catch 22 6. Connect Jana gana mana Amar Sonar Bangla Sri Lanka Matha Answer Rabrindranath Tagore 7. Connect Anne of Green Gables Oliver Twist A little princess Tom Sawyer Harry Potter Heidi Mowgli Jane Eyre Answer All are books whose protagonists are orphans. 8.  Better known by his pen name X, Munroe was a British writer who is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. The pen name X may be a reference to a character in the poem Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. However, X may also or instead be a reference to the South American monkey of that name. Answer Saki 9. This picture titled “The Red Vineyards near Arles” is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. It was sold in 1890 for 400 Francs. Why was this picture very special to Van Gogh? Answer It is the only piece sold by the artist while he was alive. 10. X is one of the 25 districts that make up the city of Seoul in South Korea. X literally means ‘South of the river’. X is considered as the national capital of education and is known for its heavily concentrated wealth and high standards of living. The city inspired something that became world famous. Answer Gangnam District 11. Mr. Tushar read an article in the TOI in 1995 that something (X) which rightfully belongs to his family was stored in the Bank of Odisha for 49 years. The bank managers and the Government denied it. After months of court hearings and a hunger strike, the Supreme court finally ruled that X was authentic and restored it to Mr. Tushar’s family. This incident inspired a movie called Road to Sangam (2009). Answer X – Gandhiji’s Ashes Mr. Tushar Gandhi is the Mahatma’s great grandson. 12. Answer Alfred Hitchcock cameos 13. X is an extreme or irrational fear of heights, especially when one is not particularly high up. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort. Y is often used incorrectly to describe a fear of heights, but it is more accurately a spinning sensation that occurs when one is not actually spinning. Y  is a 1958 American psychological thriller film by Alfred Hitchcock.  Answer X – Acrophobia Y - Vertigo 14. Answer Robert Downey Jr. Mike Tyson 15. Answer Groucho Glasses (named after comedian Groucho Marx) 16. Answer The most interesting man in the world 17. Name all the 7 Indian movies in IMDB top 250. Two films, though having Indian actors and Indian subjects, were foreign productions. Answer Taare Zameen Par (#119) 3 idiots (#126) Rang de Basanti (#159) Gandhi (#198) Lagaan (#225) Slumdog Millionaire (#238) Swades (#249) 18. X is a place introduced in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia. Answer Room 101 19. The X effect is contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people. The phrase derives from the movie X, where four witnesses' accounts of a murder are all different. The Simpsons, Spongebob, Virumaandi, Powerpuff Girls, How I met your mother, have all used this effect. Answer The Rashomon Effect 20. The X Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected from a white stone monument that has the words “X" carved into it in 24 languages. These words, and the name of the tower, are a reference to Lennon's peace anthem . Answer The Imagine Peace Tower
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PowerPoint Presentation GREY MATTERS 1. X, born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of a popular rock band. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. He continues to be voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, characterised as "one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers", who possessed "one of the greatest voices in all of music". Answer Freddie mercury 2. Answer Rock – paper – scissors - lizard - spock ( Made famous by The Big Bang Theory) 3. Answer Justice league of America 4. “..He has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. Again and again I have taken a problem to him, and have received an explanation which has afterwards proved to be the correct one. And yet he was absolutely incapable of working out the practical points...” — X, speaking of his brother Y. Answer X - Sherlock Holmes Y - Mycroft Holmes 5. A _____ is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.  ____s often result from rules, regulations, or procedures that an individual is subject to but has no control over because to fight the rule is to accept it. Joseph Heller coined the term in his 1961 novel of the same name, which describes absurd bureaucratic constraints on soldiers in World War II. Answer Catch 22 6. Connect Jana gana mana Amar Sonar Bangla Sri Lanka Matha Answer Rabrindranath Tagore 7. Connect Anne of Green Gables Oliver Twist A little princess Tom Sawyer Harry Potter Heidi Mowgli Jane Eyre Answer All are books whose protagonists are orphans. 8.  Better known by his pen name X, Munroe was a British writer who is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. The pen name X may be a reference to a character in the poem Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. However, X may also or instead be a reference to the South American monkey of that name. Answer Saki 9. This picture titled “The Red Vineyards near Arles” is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. It was sold in 1890 for 400 Francs. Why was this picture very special to Van Gogh? Answer It is the only piece sold by the artist while he was alive. 10. X is one of the 25 districts that make up the city of Seoul in South Korea. X literally means ‘South of the river’. X is considered as the national capital of education and is known for its heavily concentrated wealth and high standards of living. The city inspired something that became world famous. Answer Gangnam District 11. Mr. Tushar read an article in the TOI in 1995 that something (X) which rightfully belongs to his family was stored in the Bank of Odisha for 49 years. The bank managers and the Government denied it. After months of court hearings and a hunger strike, the Supreme court finally ruled that X was authentic and restored it to Mr. Tushar’s family. This incident inspired a movie called Road to Sangam (2009). Answer X – Gandhiji’s Ashes Mr. Tushar Gandhi is the Mahatma’s great grandson. 12. Answer Alfred Hitchcock cameos 13. X is an extreme or irrational fear of heights, especially when one is not particularly high up. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort. Y is often used incorrectly to describe a fear of heights, but it is more accurately a spinning sensation that occurs when one is not actually spinning. Y  is a 1958 American psychological thriller film by Alfred Hitchcock.  Answer X – Acrophobia Y - Vertigo 14. Answer Robert Downey Jr. Mike Tyson 15. Answer Groucho Glasses (named after comedian Groucho Marx) 16. Answer The most interesting man in the world 17. Name all the 7 Indian movies in IMDB top 250. Two films, though having Indian actors and Indian subjects, were foreign productions. Answer Taare Zameen Par (#119) 3 idiots (#126) Rang de Basanti (#159) Gandhi (#198) Lagaan (#225) Slumdog Millionaire (#238) Swades (#249) 18. X is a place introduced in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia. Answer Room 101 19. The X effect is contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people. The phrase derives from the movie X, where four witnesses' accounts of a murder are all different. The Simpsons, Spongebob, Virumaandi, Powerpuff Girls, How I met your mother, have all used this effect. Answer The Rashomon Effect 20. The X Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected from a white stone monument that has the words “X" carved into it in 24 languages. These words, and the name of the tower, are a reference to Lennon's peace anthem . Answer The Imagine Peace Tower
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