Sci-Tech quiz at IIT(BHU), Varanasi


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Here is the preliminary round of the Sci-Tech quiz produced and presented by me and my partner, Ashwini. Top 8 teams made it to the finals. The cut-off was a rather low 8.

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Sci-Tech quiz at IIT(BHU), Varanasi

  2. 2.  X is a company which came up with the K series of processor (K signifying Kryptonite) which had the power to kill the superman. The Superman in this context being the market leaders of processors-Y. Give me X &Y.
  3. 3.   X:AMD Y:Intel
  4. 4.  It was originally spun off from Acer in 2001 to provide a separate branded channel. Its first mobile phone was M775C and it has launched 8 new mobile phones till now ranging from bar, clamshell to windows mobile. The slogan of the company is “bringing enjoyment and quality to life”.
  5. 5.  BENQ- Bringing ENjoyment and Quality to life
  6. 6.  The pocket, the original, the revenge, the professor’s, the void, the helicopter, skewb and square one are increasingly difficult variations of what?
  7. 7. Identify.
  8. 8.  Michael Dell
  9. 9.  Which place from the world of technology bans tobacco, firearms, used underwears, lottery tickets and over a hundred such items?
  10. 10.  E-Bay
  11. 11. Howard Eves, a Mathematical historian says “X has the peculiar distinction of being the mathematical problem for which the greatest number of incorrect proofs have been published” Proofs for X submitted to the Wolfskehl committee apparently constitute over 3 metres of stacked paper. 
  12. 12.  Fermat’s Last Theorem
  13. 13.  Google +
  14. 14. Connect
  15. 15.  A version of this operating system was released on october 10, 2010. this departed from the traditional schedule of releasing at the end of the october in order to catch the perfect 10, and make a playful reference to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to galaxy boks, sice, in binary, 101010 equals decimal 42, “Answer to ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.” The versions are generally codenamed using an adjective and an animal. The OS is named after a South African philosophy- “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.
  16. 16.  Ubuntu
  17. 17.  Though not an “environment” person, this mathematician is credited for the discovery of the green house effect. Expanding the heat wave function in terms of sine and cosine and calculating the size of earth which was so close to sun he concluded it should have been colder than it actually was. The idea spread and greenhouse effect was confirmed.
  18. 18.  Joseph Fourier
  19. 19.  Android
  20. 20. Parody of which scientist?
  21. 21.  Schrodinger
  22. 22. What is this xkcd section dedicated to?
  23. 23. Founders of what?
  24. 24.  Instagram
  25. 25. _______________ is bonkers says the Belize Prime Minister as this person was on the run after he was charged of murder. When asked about the famous product he invented, he said that he didn’t use it as it was annoying. Which product is being talked about.
  26. 26. McAfee
  27. 27. What is being tested?
  28. 28.  This word, derived from the latin genetive plural form of ‘who’, refers to the minimum numbers of members necessary for an assembly to function. A similar but unrelated words is the name of Palo Alto based website. Give either word.
  29. 29.  Quora
  30. 30.  According to a study by Tom Chavez of “Rapt”, what feature costs google $110 million a year.
  31. 31.  I’m Feeling Lucky
  32. 32.   The ever-ready mechanical pencil was created by this company. The name of the company bears a relation to this product of theirs too. Which company?
  33. 33.  Sharp
  34. 34.  Popular myths connect this ‘standard industry practice’ to Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Another popular myth says it represents a positive expression. But insiders say that is done to highlight manufacturer’s logo. What standard practice?