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  • 1. Prelims ByAditya Jayaprakash
  • 2. • 1. He started his career as a political cartoonist. But he left in 1960 to form his own weekly known as the “Marmik”. He later started a newspaper Y. Y’s meaning translates to “ to face” . He was satirised in Salman Rushdie’s novel The Moor’s last Sigh as “Raman Fielding”. Who am I talking about ?
  • 3. 2. X entered into The Yale Book of Quotations asone of the most famous quotes of 2012. Yshould be credited for X. It was reported that Ymade 8.1 Million US in 2012 because of X.X was one of its kind to reach a milestone onsomething extremely popular among thecurrent generation.Identify X and Y.Clue : Keep Calm and I don’t know.
  • 4. 3. X was invented in Japan by the Toyotasubsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehiclesduring the manufacturing process, and originallydesigned to allow components to be scanned athigh speed. It has since become one of the mostpopular types of two dimensional barcodes.Identify X.
  • 5. 4. Google Doodle for whose 125th birthday ?
  • 6. 5. Jacob Davis was a tailor who frequentlypurchased bolts of cloth made from hemp fromX. After one customer kept purchasing cloth toreinforce torn pants, he had an idea to usecopper rivets to reinforce the points of strainsuch as on the points on the pocket corners andat the base of the button fly. He partnered withX and it was patented. X sold the first of its kindto gold miners during the California Gold Rush,the manufacturing of denim overalls began inthe 1870’s. The company then created their firstpair of Y in the 1890’s, a style that went on tobecome the worlds best selling item of cloth.Identify X and Y.
  • 7. 6. X are advertisements promoted by a companysince IPL Season 2. The ads were created byOglivy & Mather, an ad agency in Banglore. Theidea was convinced by Rajiv Rao. X are small-bodied, thin woman covered in layers of white.The Ads are shot at lower frame rates andkeeping background simple in terms and the useof neutral tone of grey. The Ads were a huge hit.The company received the first People forEthical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ) 2009Glitterbox Award for replacing the somethingwith a more humane alternative.
  • 8. 7. X is a fictional character in a popular movieseries, it is a job title rather than a name. Xheads the fictional R&D Division of anorganisation. 5 people played the role on X inthe movie series. 4 of them were old. In thelatest installement of the series, Ben Wishawplayed the role of X. He was the youngest actorto play the role of X. X usually provides the maincharacter with a set of sophisticated weapons,flying cars, modified Rolex/Omega watches. Thistime X provided just a gun which could only befired by the main character and a miniaturisedradio. Convo between X and the Main characteron the next slide.
  • 9. X: I am your new X.Main: You must be jokingX: Why? Because I’m not wearing a lab coat ?Main: Because you still have spots.X: My complexion is hardly relevant.Main: Your incompetence is.X: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.Main: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.Pic on the next slide
  • 10. 4 actors who previously played the role of X inthe movie series.
  • 11. • 8. Headquarters of which organization ?
  • 12. 9. Identify the person on the left.
  • 13. 10. Illustrator, Light Room, Dreamweaver,Elements etc. are softwares from whichsoftware company ?
  • 14. 11. 336 ppi ( pixels per inch) . What am I talkingabout ?
  • 15. 12. X was proposed it in 1842 in Prague byphysicist Christian X. X is the change infrequency of a wave (or other periodic event)for an observer moving relative to its source. Itis commonly heard when a vehicle sounding asiren or horn approaches, passes, and recedesfrom an observer. Name the effect.
  • 16. 13. X was a propaganda poster produced by theBritish government in 1939 during the beginningof the Second World War, intended to raise themorale of the British public in the event of aNazi invasion of Great Britain. It had only limiteddistribution with no public display, and thus waslittle known. The poster was rediscovered in2000 and has been re-issued by a number ofprivate companies and used as the decorativetheme for a range of products. X is verycommon on Facebook these days.
  • 17. 14. Identify the game and the aircraft featured.
  • 18. 15. X became a cartoonist for his schoolnewspaper. He dropped out from school andwas rejected by the army. He and his frienddecided to join the Red Cross and was sent toFrance where he drove an ambulance for a year.X, when he approached a few people andshowed him his cartoon creation, they said thatit was unimaginative and stupid. That cartoon isthe most famous cartoon character in this worldtoday. X started a company which ventured intomovies, animation, cartoons etc. The name ofthe company is X. Pictures on the next slide.
  • 19. 16. Quote from which movie ?“Im gonna make him an offer he cant refuse”.
  • 20. 17. X was invented by Ermo X who worked atthe Dept. of interior Design art at the Academyof Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. It isbelieved that he invented it to help his studentsunderstand 3D objects, his actual purpose wassolving the structural problem to moving theparts independently without the entiremechanism falling apart. He didn’t realize thathe had created a puzzle until the first time hescrambled it. It was first called the Magic X. 350Million of it has been sold so far making it theworld’s top selling puzzle game. It is widelyconsidered to be the world’s best selling toy.What am I talking about ?
  • 21. 18. Connect1.EdgeRank2.3.
  • 22. 4.5. 1 Hackerway, Menlo Park, Cupertino.6. 18th May 2012.
  • 23. 19. Filming or shooting what ?
  • 24. 20. Maurice Tillet was a Russia Born Frenchprofessional wrestler known as The FrenchAngel. He was the World Heavyweightchampion twice. During his teens he wasdiagnosed with acromegaly – a condition usuallycaused by benign tumor on the pituitary gland,resulting in bone overgrowth and thickening. Helooked a lot like a monster. His physique was theinspiration for an animated grouchy, terrifyingmonster. This monster X is extremely famousand a movie series X exists. Pic of Maurice Tilleton the next slide.
  • 25. 21. Who ?
  • 26. 22. X is a symbol which translates to snail inItalian, spider monkey in German, called amonkey tail in French, elephants trunk inSwedish. Today it has a relatively differentmeaning. What am I talking about ? It is used byall of us.
  • 27. 23. The name X comes from the legend ofPheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legendstates that he was sent from the battlefield of Xto Athens to announce that the Persians hadbeen defeated in the Battle of X which took partin August or September, 490 BC. It is said thathe ran the entire distance without stopping andburst into the assembly, exclaiming “We Won”,before collapsing and dying.When the modern Olympics began in 1896, theorganizers were looking for a great popularizingevent, recalling the ancient glory of Greece.What is X ?
  • 28. 24. X was once nominated for Nobel Prize forPeace. He wrote an autobiography called Y. Ytranslates to “My Struggle or My Battle”.Outside the place where he was born.He wanted to be an artist first, but the artschool didn’t accept him, so he chose anotherpath. The world would be a lot different if theart school had accepted him. Identify X and Y.
  • 29. 25. Who is the man on the right ?
  • 30. Prelims Answers
  • 31. • 1. He started his career as a political cartoonist. But he left in 1960 to form his own weekly known as the “Marmik”. He later started a newspaper Y. Y’s meaning translates to “ to face” . He was satirised in Salman Rushdie’s novel The Moor’s last Sigh as “Raman Fielding”. Who am I talking about ?
  • 32. Ans. Bal Thackerey.The newspaper Y is Saamana.
  • 33. 2. X entered into The Yale Book of Quotations asone of the most famous quotes of 2012. Yshould be credited for X. It was reported that Ymade 8.1 Million US in 2012 because of X.X was one of its kind to reach a milestone onsomething extremely popular among thecurrent generation.Identify X and Y.Clue : Keep Calm and I don’t know.
  • 34. X – Oppan Gangnam StyleY – PSY
  • 35. 3. X was invented in Japan by the Toyotasubsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehiclesduring the manufacturing process, and originallydesigned to allow components to be scanned athigh speed. It has since become one of the mostpopular types of two dimensional barcodes.Identify X.
  • 36. • X – QR or Quick Response code
  • 37. 4. Google Doodle for whose 125th birthday ?
  • 38. Ans. Srinivasa Ramanujam
  • 39. 5. Jacob Davis was a tailor who frequentlypurchased bolts of cloth made from hemp fromX. After one customer kept purchasing cloth toreinforce torn pants, he had an idea to usecopper rivets to reinforce the points of strainsuch as on the points on the pocket corners andat the base of the button fly. He partnered withX and it was patented. X sold the first of its kindto gold miners during the California Gold Rush,the manufacturing of denim overalls began inthe 1870’s. The company then created their firstpair of Y in the 1890’s, a style that went on tobecome the worlds best selling item of cloth.Identify X and Y.
  • 40. X – Levi Strauss and Co. or Levi’s.Y – Jeans.
  • 41. 6. X are advertisements promoted by a companysince IPL Season 2. The ads were created byOglivy & Mather, an ad agency in Banglore. Theidea was convinced by Rajiv Rao. X are small-bodied, thin woman covered in layers of white.The Ads are shot at lower frame rates andkeeping background simple in terms and the useof neutral tone of grey. The Ads were a huge hit.The company received the first People forEthical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ) 2009Glitterbox Award for replacing the somethingwith a more humane alternative.
  • 42. • Ans. Vodafone ZooZoo, they replaced the pug with ZooZoo’s.
  • 43. 7. X is a fictional character in a popular movieseries, it is a job title rather than a name. Xheads the fictional R&D Division of anorganisation. 5 people played the role on X inthe movie series. 4 of them were old. In thelatest installement of the series, Ben Wishawplayed the role of X. He was the youngest actorto play the role of X. X usually provides the maincharacter with a set of sophisticated weapons,flying cars, modified Rolex/Omega watches. Thistime X provided just a gun which could only befired by the main character and a miniaturisedradio. Convo between X and the Main characteron the next slide.
  • 44. X: I am your new X.Main: You must be jokingX: Why? Because I’m not wearing a lab coat ?Main: Because you still have spots.X: My complexion is hardly relevant.Main: Your incompetence is.X: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.Main: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.Pic on the next slide
  • 45. 4 actors who previously played the role of X inthe movie series.
  • 46. Ans. X – Q or Quartermaster and Q is from themovie series James Bond.
  • 47. • 8. Headquarters of which organization ?
  • 48. Ans. Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) or MI6.
  • 49. 9. Identify the person on the left.
  • 50. Ans. Stephen Hawking
  • 51. 10. Illustrator, Light Room, Dreamweaver,Elements etc. are softwares from whichsoftware company ?
  • 52. Ans. Adobe
  • 53. 11. 336 ppi ( pixels per inch) . What am I talkingabout ?
  • 54. Ans. Retina Display
  • 55. 12. X was proposed it in 1842 in Prague byphysicist Christian X. X is the change infrequency of a wave (or other periodic event)for an observer moving relative to its source. Itis commonly heard when a vehicle sounding asiren or horn approaches, passes, and recedesfrom an observer. Name the effect.
  • 56. Ans. Doppler effect.
  • 57. 13. X was a propaganda poster produced by theBritish government in 1939 during the beginningof the Second World War, intended to raise themorale of the British public in the event of aNazi invasion of Great Britain. It had only limiteddistribution with no public display, and thus waslittle known. The poster was rediscovered in2000 and has been re-issued by a number ofprivate companies and used as the decorativetheme for a range of products. X is verycommon on Facebook these days.
  • 58. Ans. Keep Calm and Carry On.
  • 59. 14. Identify the game and the aircraft featured.
  • 60. Ans. The aircraft is called Dragon Fire.
  • 61. 15. X became a cartoonist for his schoolnewspaper. He dropped out from school andwas rejected by the army. He and his frienddecided to join the Red Cross and was sent toFrance where he drove an ambulance for a year.X, when he approached a few people andshowed him his cartoon creation, they said thatit was unimaginative and stupid. That cartoon isthe most famous cartoon character in this worldtoday. X started a company which ventured intomovies, animation, cartoons etc. The name ofthe company is X. Pictures on the next slide.
  • 62. Ans. Walt Disney and the character which theycalled unimaginative was Mickey Mouse.
  • 63. 16. Quote from which movie ?“Im gonna make him an offer he cant refuse”.
  • 64. • Ans. The Godfather
  • 65. 17. X was invented by Ermo X who worked atthe Dept. of interior Design art the academy ofApplied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. It isbelieved that he invented it to help his studentsunderstand 3D objects, his actual purpose wassolving the structural problem to moving theparts independently without the entiremechanism falling apart. He didn’t realize thathe had created a puzzle until the first time hescrambled it. It was first called the Magic X. 350Million of it has been sold so far making it theworld’s top selling puzzle game. It is widelyconsidered to be the world’s best selling toy.What am I talking about ?
  • 66. Ans. Rubik’s cube.
  • 67. 18. Connect1.EdgeRank2.3.
  • 68. 4.5. 1 Hackerway, Menlo Park, Cupertino.6. 18th May 2012.
  • 69. Ans. Facebook1.EdgeRank – Algorithm which decides yournewsfeed.2. It was created.3. Original idea – HarvardConnection
  • 70. 4. Peter Thiel – Its first investor.5. 1 Hackerway, Menlo Park, Cupertino. – Itsheadquarters.6. 18th May 2012. – The day FB went public akaIPO.
  • 71. 19. Filming or shooting what ?
  • 72. Ans. Leo the Lion or MGM should do. Thisappears before every MGM product.
  • 73. 20. Maurice Tillet was a Russia Born Frenchprofessional wrestler known as The FrenchAngel. He was the World Heavyweightchampion twice. During his teens he wasdiagnosed with acromegaly – a condition usuallycaused by benign tumor on the pituitary gland,resulting in bone overgrowth and thickening. Helooked a lot like a monster. His physique was theinspiration for an animated grouchy, terrifyingmonster. This monster X is extremely famousand a movie series X exists. Pic of Maurice Tilleton the next slide.
  • 74. Ans. X – Shrek.
  • 75. 21. Who ?
  • 76. Ans. Abraham Lincoln.
  • 77. 22. X is a symbol which translates to snail inItalian, spider monkey in German, called amonkey tail in French, elephants trunk inSwedish. Today it has a relatively differentmeaning. What am I talking about ? It is used byall of us.
  • 78. Ans. The “@” symbol mostly used in emails.
  • 79. 23. The name X comes from the legend ofPheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legendstates that he was sent from the battlefield of Xto Athens to announce that the Persians hadbeen defeated in the Battle of X which took partin August or September, 490 BC. It is said thathe ran the entire distance without stopping andburst into the assembly, exclaiming “We Won”,before collapsing and dying.When the modern Olympics began in 1896, theorganizers were looking for a great popularizingevent, recalling the ancient glory of Greece.What is X ?
  • 80. Ans. X – Marathon.
  • 81. 24. X was once nominated for Nobel Prize forPeace. He wrote an autobiography called Y. Ytranslates to “My Struggle or My Battle”.Outside the place where he was born.He wanted to be an artist first, but the artschool didn’t accept him, so he chose anotherpath. The world would be a lot different if theart school had accepted him. Identify X and Y.
  • 82. X – Adolf HitlerY – Mein Kamph
  • 83. 25. Who is the man on the right ?
  • 84. Ans. John Lennon ( Beatles ).