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A general quiz I had done at the Alumni Meet of my college, VVCE Mysore

A general quiz I had done at the Alumni Meet of my college, VVCE Mysore

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  • 1. Vidyavardhaka College Of Engineering, Mysore Alumni Association General Quiz
  • 2. WELCOME
  • 3. Rules and Regulations: • Teams of 3. Give yourself team names and put down your details on the answer sheet provided. • 30 questions. • No negative marking. • Questions 11-20 are Starred Questions. • In case of a tie between teams whoever gets more number of Starred Questions right will win. • Quizmasters decision is final and binding. • Prizes for the top 3, so try hard. • ALL THE BEST!!!
  • 4. All Set…
  • 5. 1. X is an Indian Song from the soundtrack of the upcoming Tamil film 3, which is due to be released in 2012. Written and sung by Dhanush, the song was composed by debutante music director Anirudh Ravichander. Id X.
  • 6. Ans 1. Why This Kolaveri Di? 
  • 7. 2. Identify the Advertiser.
  • 8. Ans 2. Red Bull
  • 9. 3. ESPN Star is promoting their coverage of the upcoming India-Australia cricket series by prefixing a Hindi word to the series, which is also the title of a film due to release on Jan 26, 2012 (coincidentally or otherwise, National Days in both India and Australia). Naturally, this led to speculation about a possible tie-up between the channel and the film-maker’s. So in promotional videos for the series, you have former Aussie captain Stephen Waugh delivering lines amidst fire. Which word or what film?
  • 10. Ans 3. Agneepath
  • 11. 4. In November, the Guinness Book of World Records noted that it was considering a Pakistani entry in a particular category for a world record. Three months ago, a group of almost 6000 people gathered in Karachi to sing something, in an attempt to break the previous record held by a group in the Phillipines. In November, perhaps spurred on by competitiveness and patriotism, an Indian group, made up mostly of school-children, attempted to go past the Pakistani numbers as well. Its status is still not clear. What record are all these people trying to wrest?
  • 12. Ans 4. Record for most number of people singing their country’s National Anthem together.
  • 13. 5. Microsoft has evolved a new "design language" i.e. a set of principles for signs, typography, and user interfaces, which is especially in use for its Windows Phone 7 product. The company also plans to apply to this to other existing products and upcoming ones like Windows 8 OS. The design aims to emphasize data and its readability while de-emphasizing UI elements such as frames. The inspiration for this design system was partly derived from signage seen in public transport systems, especially in the Seattle area, which no doubt also influenced the name for this design language. What is this system called?
  • 14. Ans 5. Metro
  • 15. 6. Put Funda: “The soft innocence of nature rests in my arms, oblivious of what else happens around her. Occasionally she opens her large and what looks now to be eyes of the lighter hue, which those that have dealt with similar, know shall change with time. Often the gentlest of smiles quiver across her pouted upper lip, the shut eyes bringing expression through the brows and the settling down to that dream she must dream.”
  • 16. Ans 6. This is an Excerpt from Amitabh Bachchan’s Blog. He’s telling us about Baby B.
  • 17. 7. This scholarship is awarded to students from fourteen regions including the likes of India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, Southern Africa (which covers South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland) and also the US. These students can pursue post-graduate education at the University of Oxford under this award, which was established in 1902. How is this award better known?
  • 18. Ans 7. The Rhodes Scholarship
  • 19. 8. On Halloween’s day in 2011, Bing, Microsoft's search engine, that has a background image each day, had the darkest of the lot.
  • 20. 8. What you saw on the right is a wellknown architectural figure, seen in many cultures. Apart from their decorative animal shapes, these figures also helped in the draining of water away from building walls. The name of these figures comes from a French word for "throat". What are they called?
  • 21. Ans 8. Gargoyles
  • 22. 9. In October 2011, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, inagurated a park called the "Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden" in Noida. Befitting its name, the 30-plus acre park has lots of trees and lawns, but what made the headlines were the many statues.The park has statues of leaders such as B.R.Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram, and Mayawati herself. In addition, there are twenty four statues of what other symbol?
  • 23. Ans 9. Elephants
  • 24. Ans 10. Elections
  • 25. Ans 11. Muammar Gaddafi
  • 26. 12. X joined Bishop Cotton School in Shimla in 1971. X is noted to have been a brilliant sportsman and used to play a number of sports, including cricket. Having scored well in the SAT, he travelled to the United States where he studied Electrical Engineering and Business Administration at Pace and Duke University. On March 1, 1985, X was arrested on charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine, assault and second-degree kidnapping. X pleaded guilty to the crime when the case was heard in the Durham County court and later entered a plea bargain, which resulted in a suspended two year prison sentence. ID X.
  • 27. Ans 12. Lalit Modi
  • 28. Ans 13. Rahul Dravid
  • 29. 14. Orianthi Panagaris is a 26-year old guitarist and singer-songwriter from Australia. In addition to recording and releasing her own music, she's played with a number of well-known artists. Most recently, she has received a lot of attention in India due to her work with A.R.Rahman on the song "Saadda Haq" from "Rockstar".In 2009, she was chosen by another famous artist to be stage guitarist for his musical tour (marking his musical return) which got canceled by his untimely death. Who?
  • 30. Ans 14. Michael Jackson
  • 31. 15. This place in Delhi used to be a large pond in the old walled city area. Some time during the decade of the 1930s, the pond was filled up so that an annual event could be shifted to that place Over the decades, the place has also been used for other reasons; the Municipal Corporation of Delhi isn't very happy about all this and wants to turn it into a green area where people can relax, instead of being agitated. Which place?
  • 32. Ans 15. Ramlila Maidan
  • 33. 16. Train number 17303/4, an express of the Indian Railways, plies between Yeshwantpur (Bangalore) and Mysore in Karnataka. This comes under the South Western Railway.Recently, this train was given a more endearing name, something fitting to that particular section of the country. What name?
  • 34. Ans 16. Malgudi (Malgudi Express)
  • 35. 17. Opened to the public on the 12th of Sept this year, this has 2983 names. These are carved on bronze parapets around two pools (North and South). Each name is associated with a code, the code consisting of a letter and a number. The letter is either N or S, indicating the associated pool, while the number indicates the panel where the name is to be found. Names are grouped, usually by affiliation. But based on some requests, certain names have been grouped together by family or friendship. What is this describing?
  • 36. Ans 17. WTC Memorial
  • 37. 18. This year, it was the representative from Angola who won it. South Africa was the first country from Africa to win this (in 1978), while Namibia and Botswana have also had a triumph each. This competition began in 1952, and the top three countries in order of number of victories are the USA, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. Which competition?
  • 38. Ans 18. The "Miss Universe" contest.
  • 39. 19. Sitaram Yechury, Ahmed Patel, Smriti Irani, Dileep Pandey, Debabrata Bandhopadhyay, Derek O’ Brien, Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Srinjoy Bose, and Pradip Bhattacharya have recently joined this body. This group can have a maximum of two hundred and fifty members. Which Group?
  • 40. Ans 19. Rajya Sabha
  • 41. Ans 20. Buddh International Circuit
  • 42. 21. This office has been in the news recently for several pronouncements and is currently headed by Vinod Rai. Articles 148 to 151 of the Constitution of India provide it its duties and powers. In Hindi, it is termed as “Bharat Ke Niyantrak-Mahaalekhaapariikshak". The English term is equally heavy sounding. The first part of this term is derived from the French word for "account" and a term for a professional who checks a scroll's copy. What office?
  • 43. Ans 21. The Comptroller And Auditor General Of India In Pic: Mr. Vinod Rai,present CAG of India.
  • 44. 22. Justice N. Venkatachala was the predecessor (served until August 2006). Justice Shivaraj Patil is the successor (from August 2011). The specific post that is being referred to was instituted in the mid-80s.Who is the person who demitted office?
  • 45. Ans 22. Justice N. Santosh Hegde
  • 46. 23. In his final years, whose active projects involved the following themes? -A history of Indian civilization -A history of Arab civilization -100 years of Indian cinema
  • 47. Ans 23. Maqbool Fida Hussain (M.F. Hussain)
  • 48. 24. Only a few guitarists have been done the honour of having a Fender Signature Guitar Series named after them (the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, and Eddie Van Halen are in this list). Recently, this Bollywood music composer and expert guitarist joined the pack, with a Fender Squier Signature Series Electric Guitar being created in his name. Who?
  • 49. Ans 24. Ehsaan Noorani, of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy fame.
  • 50. AUDIO-VISUALS
  • 51. 25. ID the Actress.
  • 52. Ans 25. J. Jayalalitha (Tamil Nadu CM)
  • 53. 26. ID the Building.
  • 54. Ans 26. Lalitha Mahal Place Hotel, Mysore 
  • 55. 27. ID the Movie/Band.
  • 56. Ans 27. Movie: Black Friday Band: Indian Ocean
  • 57. 28. Identify this “Youtube” Celebrity.
  • 58. Ans 28. Wilbur Sargunaraj, apparently India’s “First Youtube Celebrity” 
  • 59. 29. The incident that you see here prompted a similar incident a year later after an Indian victory against England at Lords. What happened at Lords?
  • 60. Ans 29. Flintoff ran round Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium waving his shirt after England victory in the final One-Dayer against India in 2001-02, ... A favour which Indian Sourav Ganguly gladly returned in 2002..Enjoy..
  • 61. 30. Identify the movie.
  • 62. Ans 30. Super
  • 63. Hope Everybody Enjoyed The Quiz…
  • 64. THANK YOU