1. Released as a single in August 1973, X went straight to
the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reached number
five on the UK singles chart. The song was also a #1 hit in
both Canada and Australia for five weeks each and
topped the charts in many countries throughout Europe
and the rest of the world. The principal songwriter wrote
in his biography that X is basically heroin and his attempt
while detoxing in Switzerland to once and for all "say
goodbye". Two music videos were shot to promote the
song. The song garnered controversy when, in 2005, the
German party CDU used the song for its election
campaign for Angela Merkel, though the band who had
performed the song hadn’t given them permission to do
so. Identify X.
2. Xs are blue and diamond-shaped with the word
"Pfizer" engraved on one side, and "VGR xx"
(where xx stands for "25", "50" or "100", the dose
of X in milligrams) engraved on the other. The
2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Aviation went to Patricia V.
Agostino, Santiago A. Plano, and Diego A.
Golombek of Universidad Nacional de Quilmes,
Argentina for their discovery that X aids jet
lag recovery in hamsters. Professional athletes
have been documented using X, believing the
opening of their blood vessels will enrich their
muscles. In clinical trials, the most
common adverse effects of X use
included headache, flushing, dyspepsia, nasal
congestion and impaired vision,
including photophobia and blurred vision.
3. 1993 saw X win the only doubles title of his career, at
the Cincinnati Masters, partnered with Petr Korda. X
missed much of the early part of that year with
injuries. Although he made the quarterfinals in his
Wimbledon title defense, he lost to eventual champion
in five sets. In 2005, X left Nike after 17 years and
signed an endorsement deal with Adidas. A major
reason for X leaving Nike was because Nike refused to
donate to X's charities and Adidas was more than
happy to do so. In 2005 Tennis magazine named X the
7th greatest male player—and 12th greatest player
overall—for the period 1965 through 2005. On July 9,
2011, X was inducted into the International Tennis Hall
of Fame at a ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island. X
holds the record for the most number of grand slam
sets played in the Open Era. Identify X.
4. In medieval England there were nomadic
mercenaries who wandered the country side and
would sell their services to the highest bidder.
These were hardened fighters who lived solitary
lives in the wilderness. They did not have the
luxury of servants to polish their armor and it
would oxidize to a blackish hue, and they came to
be known as black knights. At local town festivals
they would have exhibition jousting matches in
which the winner of the fight would win the
loser's weapons and armor. The local gentry,
softened by the good life, would lose to these
black knights. The nomadic knights didn't have
much use for an extra set of armor and would sell
it back to them immediately after the fight. The
losing nobility would be forced to buy back their
armor. Which oft used term did this give rise to?
6. A X is approximately 1.9 cm in diameter and
0.4 cm deep. Introduced for the first time in
1948, the iconic element to X was introduced
for the first time in 1955. X is still Britain's best
variety of it’s kind with approximately 20
million produced every day and an average of
one hundred and fifty of them consumed
every second. Identify X.
8. N was a Czech journalist, writer and poet, one of
the most prominent representatives of Czech
Realism and a member of "the May school".
However, he will be forever remembered in the
world of literature for having lent a part of his
name to Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, who died
in 1973. Put funda.
Jan Neruda, from whom Pablo Neruda
borrowed his pen name and later, legal name.
9. X suffered from a liquidity crisis when its credit
ratings were downgraded below "AA" levels in
September 2008. The United States Federal
Reserve Bank on September 16, 2008 created an
$85 billion credit facility to enable X to meet
increased collateral obligations consequent to the
credit rating downgrade, in exchange for the
issuance of a stock warrant to the Federal
Reserve Bank for 79.9% of the equity of X. Their
deal with Y was announced on April 6, 2006, by
Y’s CEO(picture next slide). In January 2009, it
was announced that X wouldn’t renew the deal
beyond May 2010 ,and hence, Y had something
new. Identify X and Y.
11. X has been awarded gold medals at Monde
World Selections since 1982. X is produced by
Mohan Meakin, based in Mohan Nagar
in Ghaziabad and is available in all parts of
India. There is very little advertising
whatsoever for X; its popularity depends on
word of mouth and loyalty of customers. X,
according to many estimates, is the world’s
third highest selling variety of it’s kind.
14. From 1994 until 2007 X was part of the Ford Motor Company,
becoming part of the company's Premier Automotive
Group in 2000. On 12 March 2007, X was purchased for
£479 million by a joint venture company, headed by David
Richards and co-owned by Investment Dar and
businessman John Sinders. X was founded in 1913 by Lionel
___________ and Robert Bamford. The two had joined forces
as Bamford & ____________ the previous year to sell cars
made by Singer from premises in Callow Street, London. In
1947, David Brown Limited bought X under the leadership of
managing director Sir David Brown—its "post-war saviour". In
January 2009, it was announced that X was entering the
2009 Le Mans 24 hour race as a factory team in the
prestigious LMP1 division. A silver/grey convertible from X
was driven by Michael Caine's character in the original 1969
version of The Italian Job. Identify X.
15. As of 2011, the only nations in Europe that
prohibit live X are Norway and Albania, according
to Dagbladet. Straight, Stud ,draw and Flop are
certain varieties of X. In the 1970s, the first
serious X strategy books appeared, notably
Super/System by Doyle Brunson. By the 1980s, X
was being depicted in popular culture as a
commonplace recreational activity.X was featured
in at least 10 episodes of Star Trek: The Next
Generation as a weekly event of the senior staff
of the fictional ship's crew. In 1999, Late Night
X debuted on British television, introducing X for
the first time to many Europeans. Identify X.
Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters, the song which lent
The Rolling Stones their name.
17. In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at
the University of Michigan began writing a program on
his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a
monochrome display. Thomas took a six month break
from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother
(who had insisted on it) on the program, which had
been renamed. During this time, John traveled
to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of the
program to engineers at Apple and Russell Brown, art
director at __________. Both showings were
successful, and _________ decided to purchase the
license to distribute in September 1988 .And hence, X
1.0 was released in 1990 for Macintosh exclusively.
The Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew versions of X are now
.available from Winsoft. Identify X.
20. X coined the word Y (the behavioral equivalent of a gene)
to describe how Darwinian principles might be extended to
explain the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. This
has spawned the field of Ytics. X‘s Ys refer to any cultural
entity that an observer might consider a replicator of a
certain idea or a complex of ideas. X hypothesised that
people could view many cultural entities as capable of such
replication, generally through exposure to humans, who
have evolved as efficient (although not perfect) copiers of
information and behaviour. Ys are not always copied
perfectly, and might indeed become refined, combined or
otherwise modified with other ideas, resulting in new
memes, which may themselves prove more, or less,
efficient replicators than their predecessors, thus providing
a framework for a hypothesis of cultural evolution,
analogous to the theory of biological evolution based on
genes. Identify both X AND Y, the author The Selfish Gene.
• 21. He was born on June 22nd, 1969 in Exeter,
New Hampshire, and was raised a Catholic. He
drives an automatic Saab 900S and is
nicknamed “The Dolphin” at the place where
he works, both for his affable nature and
something else. The Lost Language of
Ideograms and Religious Iconology are two
books written by him. He was named after a
professor of Typography at Drexel University.
22. XY is a cartoon character created by Joanna
Ferrone and Sue Rose. Rose first developed
the character in 1985 on a napkin in a
restaurant. They later stenciled X on T-shirts
with the credo: “X is for X, X is against no
one". These T-shirts became very popular
in New York. XY and other friends also
appeared in Saturday morning bumpers
for CBS from 1990 to 1993 and in the early
1990s XY had his own comic strip in the
teenage magazine YM. XY reappeared majorly
in the 2000s and has become famous since
then. Identify XY or put funda.
23. In the Jewish tradition, Lilith was a demon
who was believed to steal children's souls at
night. To guard against Lilith, Jewish people
would hang four amulets on nursery walls
with the inscription "Lilith – abi!" ["Lilith –
begone"] . In 1072, Turkish writer Mahmud alKashgari mentions old Turkish Xs as 'balubalu'
in his book 'Dīwānu l-Luġat al-Turk‘. The above
are contested origins for which word(X)?
25.(Dedication) In 2002, Q named him the 6th
most influential figure in music. He has a
famous drooping left eyelid due to a botched
surgery. He released his first solo album , The
Eraser in 2006. He has never learned to read
music , considering it meaningless. He now
lives in Oxford with his girlfriend Rachel Owen.
He was born in 1968. Identify him.
27. This film, released in 1958, did not show the
credits in Bengali, but French. Some
subsequent DVDs even contain it’s French title
, “La Pierre Philosophale”. This is the director’s
first film with a concerned actor ,who only
makes a guest apperance at a cocktail party
,going on to play the lead in the director’s next
film. It was nominated for the Palme D’Or at
the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. Name the film.
28. He was born in 1949. He has worked for
,among others, AIR and UBI. He stayed at the
USA from 1980 to 1986, working for the
Bengali language Department of the Voice of
America at Washington D.C. He was a
journalist in Nicaragua during the Sandinista
revolution and wrote Mukto Nicaragua on his
experiences. He has been married five times
and describes himself as an agnostic, nihilistanarchist and polygamous. Identify him.
34.In 2008, Facebook announced that it would
set up it’s international headquarters in this
city. The English or the common name for it is
derived from it’s local name meaning “black
pool”. The city is currently ranked 29th in
the Global Financial Centres Index and is listed
by the GaWC as a global city. The Garden of
Remembrance is a major landmark in the city.
The city has more green spaces per square
kilometre than any other European capital
city, with 97% of city residents living within
300 meters of a park area. Identify the city.
35. X’s story is found in the Devi Mahatmya text
within the Markandeya Purana. X is the son of
Rambha and the water princess Shyamala,
condemned to be an animal. X was trained to
be a king by his relatives. Identify X.
36.Ferdowsi, the famed Iranian poet-historian, gives a
number of accounts of royal X tournaments in his 9th
century epic, Shahnameh (the Epic of Kings), including
an international match. Certainly Persian literature and
art give us the richest accounts of X in antiquity. The
modern game of X, though formalized and popularized
by the British, is derived from Manipuris, who played
the game known as 'Sagol Kangjei‘ or 'Kanjai-bazee‘.
The oldest X club in the world still in existence is
the Calcutta X Club (1862). X is now an active sport in
77 countries, and although its tenure as
an Olympic sport was limited to 1900–1939, in 1998
the IOC recognised it as a sport with a bona fide
international governing body. X is unique among team
sports in that amateur players, often the team patrons,
routinely hire and play alongside the sport's top
professionals. Identify X.
38.X was the first emperor crowned by a Pope,
Pope Leo III. X's native language was
undoubtedly a form of Germanic idiom; however,
the specifics as to which remain a matter of
controversy. It was probably
a Germanic dialect of the Ripuarian Franks,
but linguists differ on its identity and chronology.
X died January twenty-eighth, the seventh day
from the time that he took to his bed, at nine
o'clock in the morning, after partaking of the Holy
Communion, in the seventy-second year of his
age and the forty-seventh of his reign.
Charlemagne is quoted by Dr Henry Jones Sr.
(played by Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the
Last Crusade. Identify X.
39.The roots of the term X can be traced back to
the1900s when certain people resisted the
control of a trust called the Motion Picture
Patents Company or "Edison Trust.“At the time of
the formation of the MPPC, Thomas
Edison owned most of the major patents relating
to motion pictures, including that for raw film.
The MPPC vigorously enforced its patents, often
bringing suits. Because of this, a number of these
people responded by building their own cameras
and moving their operations to Hollywood,
California. Identify X.
40.X's story has striking similarities to the 10th
century AD Persian tale of Rudāba, included in
the epic poem Shahnameh by Ferdowsi. The
plot of X’s story has been used and parodied in
various media and its best known line is an
idiom of popular culture. X is called Locika in
Czech, Roszpunka in Polish and Zlatokosa in
Croatian. An influence for X
was Petrosinella or Parsley, written
by Giambattista Basile in his 1634 work, Lo
cunto de li cunti (The Story of Stories),
or Pentamerone. Identify X.