29 May 2016

Quiz 8- 10 questions on Scratches- Answers

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches."-Alice Lee Longworth

1. If a doctor conducts a 'scratch test' on you, what is he doing?

Ans: Conducting a test for allergic susceptibility, by rubbing an extract of an allergy-producing substance into small breaks or scratches in the skin

2.For what innovation are DJ's 'Grandmaster Flash' and his apprentice  Grand wizzard Theodore best remembered in the world of music?

Ans: Both of the are credited for the technique of 'scratching', in which a record is spun back and forth beneath the needle of a turntable to create a scratchy sound.Today the sound is a standard in rap music.

3.The term for this art technique is derived from an Italian word meaning “scratched.”The technique involves producing a design by incising or cutting through a surface layer of paint or plaster to reveal a contrasting undercoat. The technique was common in ancient Egyptian and Roman art and has been found in Pompeii and the Roman catacombs, the most famous of which is a caricature of Christ on the cross, found on the walls of the Domus Gelotiana on the Palatine Hill in Rome in 1856. The art has been a traditional folk art in Europe since the Middle Ages and was practiced as a fine art in 13th-century Germany. It has been recently revived in northern Europe.Which art form?

Ans: Sgraffito or Sgraffiti (plural form).

4.This disease, named after a south Indian city, results from inoculation into a scratch or abrasion of any of a number of fungi including Penicillium and Aspergillus (or even bacteria from the phylum Actinomycetes) .The disease also called mycetoma (Eumycetoma) fungus infection was first reported from the region around the city after which it is named and occurs most frequently in tropical and subtropical areas where people go barefoot. Which disease?

Ans: Madura foot or Maduromycosis.(Madurai was known as Madura until 1949)

5.The movie 'Polyester' released in 1981 was about a middle-class woman in Baltimore, trying to maintain her dignity in a chaotic atmosphere of tacky flamboyance. The movie was directed by John Waters and starred the transvestite Divine who played Francine Fishpaw, a housewife whose son is the notorious Baltimore Foot Stomper and whose husband runs a porno theater, the source of neighborhood protest and of the Fishpaws’ middle-class income. To make matters worse, Francine’s husband has an affair with his secretary, but soon Todd Tomorrow, a dashing heartthrob, comes to her rescue.Why were the audience to this movie given scratch cards?

The scents in order are: 1. Roses ; 2. Flatulence ; 3. Model Building Glue ; 4. Pizza 5. Gasoline ; 6.Skunk ; 7. Natural Gas ; 8; New Car Smell 9. Smelly Shoes 10. Air Freshener

6. “Itchy and Scratchy” on The Simpsons television show is a parody of which academy award winning film?

Ans: Tom and Jerry. Especially 'Mouse Trouble' . This short animated film released in 1944, has Tom following the advice of a book called How to Trap a Mouse and was the second Tom and Jerry film to win an Academy Award. Between 1940 to 1958. Tom and Jerry won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film,

7. Which animal gets its name from the native north american word for “he who scratches with his hands?”The name so given because of a very special behaviour of the animal.

Ans: Raccoon. Raccoon's appear to “wash” their food, exploring it with their nimble front paws, even in the absence of water. This behaviour was called as 'arakun' roughly “he who scratches with his hands.”

8.Reggae music producer, Perry Lee is nicknamed "Scratch" because his first album “The Chicken Scratch,” helped reshape reggae music.He pioneered the reggae instrumental form known as dub, in which sections of a rhythm track were removed and others emphasized through echo, distortion, repetition, and backward tape looping.Other than his own recordings he produced hits for Justin Hines and Delroy Wilson and played an important part in the early success of Jamaica's biggest group, the Wailers which included Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. What did Perry lee do to his finished master tapes to give them the proper “vibe?"

Ans :He blew marijuana smoke on his finished master tapes, which according to him gave them the proper "vibe."

9.In which sport will one come across a 'scratch player?'

Ans : Golf. A expert player of golf, who plays with a handicap of 0 is called so.

10. "May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching." If you were to here these words, what would you be doing?

Ans: Participating in the Traditional St. Patrick's Day toast

Did you know : The amount of wear and tear on fossil teeth provides a clue to diet. Through a scanning electron microscope  tiny pits and scratches on the surfaces of tooth enamel—called microwear patterns—can be observed. It has been observed that grasses leave linear scratches on the teeth, leaves produce apolished effect, and the bone crunching of carnivores gouges out tiny pits in the enamel.

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  1. Scores for this weeks quiz as follows:

    Annie 10
    Harman Singh 7
    Gouthami 2
    Anil Rodrigues 7
    Ancil 10
    Paul 5
    Raghunandan 3
    Julian 5
    Vidyadhar Gadgil 3
    Ajey 10
    Anjali 5