QC session 29th March 2010


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QC session 29th March 2010

  1. 1. QC-Quiz Club of IISTSession 129th March 2010<br />
  2. 2. 1. The ‘story’ goes like this:<br />In late 18th century in Dublin, a theatre proprietor by the name of Richard Daly made a bet that he could, within 48 hours, make a nonsense word known throughout the city, and that the public would give a meaning to it. After the performance one evening, he gave his staff cards with this word written on them, and told them to write the word on walls around the city. The next day the strange word was the talk of the town, and within a short time it had become part of the language. The word, however, was already in use by then, meaning 'an odd or eccentric person', and had been used in this sense by Fanny Burney in her diary on 24 June 1782. This word was also used as a name for a curious toy, something like a yo-yo (also called a bandalore at that time in England) which was very popular around 1790. <br /> Give me the word.<br />
  3. 3. Ans: Quiz<br />
  4. 4. 2. Connect: <br /> Rocket,<br /> Devil<br /> Dollar,<br /> Milo.<br />
  5. 5. Ans: Dogs in Comics <br />
  6. 6. 3. An year after this picture was taken, this man set out to complete probably the most famous motorcycle ride in the world. <br />
  7. 7. Ans: CheGuevera<br />
  8. 8. 4. Complete the list:<br /> i. Bronx,<br /> ii. Brooklyn,<br /> iii. Queens,<br /> iv. Staten Island,<br /> v. ___________?<br />
  9. 9. Ans: Manhattan. Boroughs of New York City<br />
  10. 10. 5. An avatar of Lord Vishnu, he was supposed to be the ‘doctor’ for all Gods. He is worshipped as the God of Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicines.<br />
  11. 11. Ans: Dhanvantari<br />
  12. 12. 6. Which William Shakespeare play is performed on 23rd June, every year, at Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, customarily by different theatre groups from across England?<br />
  13. 13. Ans .A Midsummer Night's Dream. ( See the date)<br />
  14. 14. 7. The Bird shown is known as ‘X’ Pigeon, named after its habitat. Great ‘X’, Car ‘X’ and Small ‘X’ happen to be the home for the Shompen tribe too. What is ‘X’?<br />
  15. 15. Ans: Nicobar<br />
  16. 16. 8. What international band, based in London, famous for its psychedelic music, is also known as The Tea Set?<br />
  17. 17. Ans. Pink Floyd<br />
  18. 18. 9. In May, 1995 the US Patent Office granted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center a patent [#5,401,504] for their some ‘discovery’. The patent was promptly challenged by Dr. R A Mashelkar, an Indian scientist and currently the head of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). He claimed was that the so called ‘discovery’ was a commonly known fact in India for more than thousand years. After much debate the US Patent office finally decided to revoke the patent.<br />What is the ‘discovery’ in question?<br />
  19. 19. Ans. Use of Turmeric for healing of wounds.<br />
  20. 20. 10. He was born to a Presbyterian family in Henryville, Indiana. His father died when he was five years old, and—since his mother worked—he was required to cook for his family. He dropped out of school in seventh grade. When his mother remarried he ran away from home because his stepfather beat him. During his early years, he worked many jobs, including steamboat pilot, insurance salesman, railroad fireman, farmer, and enlisted in the Army as a private when he was only 16 years old (by lying about his age), spending his entire service commitment in Cuba.<br />At the age of 40, he cooked chicken dishes and other meals for people who stopped at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky. Since he did not have a restaurant, he served customers in his living quarters in the service station. His local popularity grew, and he moved to a motel and restaurant that seated 142 people and worked as the chef. Over the next nine years, he developed his method of cooking chicken. Furthermore, he made use of a pressure fryer that allowed the chicken to be cooked much faster than by pan frying.<br />Name him and his most famous achievement, which he gave a humble start of just $105, when he was 65 years of age.<br />
  21. 21. Ans. Harland Sanders of KFC.<br />
  22. 22. 11. According to Hindu mythology, Parashurama was the most furious of all Brahmins. He challenged the martial superiority of the Kshatriyas and built an army consisting only of Brahmins. He directly attacked and defeated all the Kshatriya kings. Finally, he decided to leave violence and take Samadhi. What emerged out when he threw his ‘Parasha’ into the sea?<br />
  23. 23. Ans. Kerala<br />
  24. 24. 12. Which famous sportsperson said, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” before the match which brought him his first world championship in 1964?<br />
  25. 25. Ans. Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)<br />
  26. 26. 13. Why would the Greek King Theodosius-I (left) hate Baron Pierre de Coubertin (right)?<br />
  27. 27. Ans. For Reviving Olympics<br />
  28. 28. 14. The International Olympic Committee sued this company X in International Trademark Court 1999 due to the fact that X’s logo is similar to the Olympic rings. It was later found that the four rings in the logo have nothing to do with the five Olympic rings, as they “represent the five parts of the world which now are won over to Olympism and willing to accept healthy competition”.<br />As part of X’s centennial celebration in 2009, it updated the logo changing the shading of the overlapping rings.<br />Identify X.<br />
  29. 29. Ans. Audi<br />
  30. 30. 15. This Olympic tradition did not come until 1936 Games in Berlin. Hitler, who admired the powerful imagery of Greek gods like Zeus, wanted his Games to promote his belief in Aryan supremacy and also to make the Games a celebration of the Third Reich. In spite of its origins, ironically, this tradition has come to symbolize international brotherhood today, and remains as the most important feature of Olympic opening ceremonies today.<br />What is being described here?<br />
  31. 31. Ans. Olympic Torch Relay<br />
  32. 32. 16. There are various theories about the origin of this symbol - some note its similarity to the Eye of Horus (an Egyptian deity) , others to the ancient symbol for Jupiter, believed to invoke that god's blessing to help the patient recover.<br />The symbol is also said to stand for the Latin word "recipe" meaning "to take".<br />
  33. 33. Ans.<br />
  34. 34. 17. Fill in the blanks<br />2007: Bali, Indonesia.<br />2008: Poznań, Poland.<br />2009:--------------------<br />2010: Cancún, Mexico (To be held)<br />
  35. 35. Ans. Copenhagen, Denmark . Venues of United Nations Climate Change Conference<br />
  36. 36. 18. Identify this special bat.<br />
  37. 37. Ans. Mongoose Bat<br />
  38. 38. 19. X, an English actor and director became one of the most famous film stars in the world before the end of First World War. X died in his sleep in Vevey, Switzerland on Christmas Day 1977. On 1 March 1978, his corpse was stolen by a small group of Swiss mechanics in an attempt to extort money from his family. The plot failed, the robbers were captured, and the corpse was recovered eleven weeks later near Lake Geneva. His body was then reburied under 6 feet of concrete to prevent further attempts.<br />
  39. 39. Ans. Charlie Chaplin<br />
  40. 40. 20. Identify the famous man next to Gandhiji in this picture taken in London in 1931<br />
  41. 41. Ans. Charlie Chaplin.<br />
  42. 42. 21. Well, it seems that we are not the only university to have a celeb chancellor. Name this central university whose Chancellor is our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. This institute which gained the status of university in 1951 has Amartya Sen and Satyajit Ray as alumni.<br />
  43. 43. Ans. VisvaBharati University in Santiniketan, West Bengal<br />
  44. 44. 22. Connect:<br />a) The martyrdom of the elderly Sikh scholar and strategist Bhai Mani Singh in 1737,<br />b) The Attainment of Nirvana by Lord Mahavira, the last of the Jain Tirthankaras, at Pavapuri on Oct. 15, 527 BC,<br />c) The killing of Narakasura, by Krishna and His wife Satyabhama.<br />
  45. 45. Ans. Diwali<br />
  46. 46. 23. CONNECT:<br />
  47. 47. Ans. PriyaDarshan<br />
  48. 48. 24. Name the Child Prodigy:<br />
  49. 49. Ans. Tiger Woods<br />
  50. 50. 25. Connect:<br />Hokkaido,<br />Honshu,<br />Kyushu,<br />Shikoku.<br />
  51. 51. Ans. Islands of which Japan is made of.<br />