Quark National Quiz Chennai Prelims

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Quark National Quiz Chennai Prelims

  1. 1. Chennai Prelims• A to Z• B,I,T,S and G,O,A are star marked
  2. 2. • A was a Benedictine monk who is often wrongly credited with discovering the champagne method for making sparkling wine• In 1981, A was chosen for the wedding of B
  3. 3. • Soon after B’s death in Paris in 1997, the car manufacturer C, in an unprecedented move, took down all its advertisements of one of its models• The Eureka-D project, a collaboration between C’s parent company and a Munich university gave rise to a driverless car which reached 175 km/h on a German highway
  4. 4. • D was a Titan known for his intelligence and is also the name of a project by E to develop a nuclear powered propulsion system. E had several other projects named after Greek gods• E owns a lab in Pasadena, California, which is run by F. The protagonists of a popular TV series work at F
  5. 5. • G, one of F’s most well known figures popularised the field of H through his talk “There’s plenty of room at the bottom”. Though H died in 1988, his van is still kept in storage near G• Members of the I family form an important research area falling under H and the family is named after the most famous architect in science circles
  6. 6. • I consists of just one element J, which is important in metallurgy• J K’s are cylindrical in shape and have unusual properties. They are classified as single walled and multi walled. They have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1
  7. 7. • K’s are used in manufacturing L, which was envisioned by Leon Chua in 1971• In March 2012, a team of researchers from HRL (formerly Hughes Research Laboratories) labs and University of Michigan announced the first functioning L array built on a CMOS chip
  8. 8. • L was first produced by M, a Fortune 500 company• M’s first financially successful product was an audio oscilloscope• N was one of M’s first customer and was responsible for creating Mortimer, who remains N’s most popular character till date
  9. 9. • N first ventured into television in 1950 with O.• O is a major beverage company• O created a product for P, which is the largest food company in the world in terms of revenue
  10. 10. • P has been criticised for rapid deforestation in Borneo, destroying the habitat for Orangutans• Large parts of forests in Indonesia have been cleared for Q monoculture• P uses Q in its products. Q is naturally reddish in colour due to a high carotene content
  11. 11. • Q is also used in Rs, which are mono alkyl esters• R is classified as B100, B20, B5 and B2• S, a German inventor and mechanical inventor claimed that R’s would become significant in his invention over the course of time
  12. 12. • S’s death occurred under mysterious circumstances. His biographers present a case for suicide, and clearly consider it most likely. Conspiracy theories suggest that various peoples business or military interests may have provided motives for homicide, however. Evidence is limited for all explanations.
  13. 13. • T, which effectively does the same thing as S’s invention generally has a lower efficiency• T uses something different to operate. Outside the commonwealth nations, that something different is referred to as U, despite the state it exists in under normal conditions
  14. 14. • V studied U’s by conducting experiments using a specially shaped glass bottle sealed at one end with mercury added to the tube• V wrote ‘The sceptical chymist’ and became the director of W, spending large sums of money to spread Christianity in the east• W literally owned General Goddard, Lord Nelson, Kent and Agamemnon
  15. 15. • W’s counterpart, X, based in Netherlands is considered the first multinational company and was the first company to issue stocks• X had an interest in Y. Techies know Y as something that is supposed to “WORA”• Y has a mascot named Z
  16. 16. • James Buchanan Z, the founder of the American Tobacco Company ordered 100 bottles of A• Z is also a title given to a member of the nobility and B was a female counterpart of a Z
  17. 17. • (A)Dom Perignon was a Benedictine monk who is often wrongly credited with discovering the champagne method for making sparkling wine• In 1981, (A)Dom Perignon was chosen for the wedding of (B)Lady Diana
  18. 18. • Soon after (B’s) Diana’s death in Paris in 1997, the car manufacturer (C) Mercedes, in an unprecedented move, took down all its advertisements of one of its models• The Eureka-(D) Prometheus project, a collaboration between (C)Mercedes’s parent company and a Munich university gave rise to a driverless car which reached 175 km/h on a German highway
  19. 19. • (D)Prometheus was a Titan known for his intelligence and is also the name of a project by (E)NASA to develop a nuclear powered propulsion system. (E)NASA had several other projects named after Greek gods• (E)NASA owns a lab in Pasadena, California, which is run by (F)Caltech. The protagonists of a popular TV series work at (F)Caltech
  20. 20. • (G)Feynman, one of (F)Caltech’s most well known figures popularised the field of (H)nanotechnology through his talk “There’s plenty of room at the bottom”. Though (G)Feynman died in 1988, his van is still kept in storage near (F)Caltech• Members of the (I) Buckminsterfullerene family form an important research area falling under (H)nanotechnology and the family is named after the most famous architect in science circles
  21. 21. • (I)Buckminsterfullerene consists of just one element (J)Carbon, which is important in metallurgy• (J)Carbon (Ks)Nanotubes are cylindrical in shape and have unusual properties. They are classified as single walled and multi walled. They have been constructed with length-to- diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1
  22. 22. • (K’s)Nanotubes are used in manufacturing (L)Memristor, which was envisioned by Leon Chua in 1971• In March 2012, a team of researchers from HRL (formerly Hughes Research Laboratories) labs and University of Michigan announced the first functioning (L)Memristor array built on a CMOS chip
  23. 23. • (L)Memristor was first produced by (M)HP, a Fortune 500 company• (M’s) HP’s first financially successful product was an audio oscilloscope• (N)Disney was one of (M’s)HP’s first customer and was responsible for creating Mortimer, who remains (N’s)Disney’s most popular character till date
  24. 24. • (N)Disney first ventured into television in 1950 with (O)Coca-cola.• (O)Coca-cola is a major beverage company• (O)Coca-cola created a product for (P)Nestle, which is the largest food company in the world in terms of revenue
  25. 25. • (P)Nestle has been criticised for rapid deforestation in Borneo, destroying the habitat for Orangutans• Large parts of forests in Indonesia have been cleared for (Q)Palm oil monoculture• (P)Nestle uses (Q)Palm oil in its products. (Q)Palm oil is naturally reddish in colour due to a high carotene content
  26. 26. • (Q)Palm oil is also used in (R’s)Biofuels, which are mono alkyl esters• (R)Biofuel is classified as B100, B20, B5 and B2• (S)Rudolph Diesel, a German inventor and mechanical inventor claimed that (R’s)Biofuels would become significant in his invention over the course of time
  27. 27. • (S)Rudolph Diesels death occurred under mysterious circumstances. His biographers present a case for suicide, and clearly consider it most likely. Conspiracy theories suggest that various peoples business or military interests may have provided motives for homicide, however. Evidence is limited for all explanations.
  28. 28. • (T)Petrol Engine, which effectively does the same thing as (S)Rudolph Diesels invention generally has a lower efficiency• (T)Petrol Engine uses something different to operate. Outside the commonwealth nations, that something different is referred to as (U)gas, despite the state it exists in under normal conditions
  29. 29. • (V)Boyle studied (Us)gases by conducting experiments using a specially shaped glass bottle sealed at one end with mercury added to the tube• (V)Boyle wrote ‘The sceptical chymist’ and became the director of (W)British East India Company, spending large sums of money to spread Christianity in the east• (W)British East India Company literally owned General Goddard, Lord Nelson, Kent and Agamemnon
  30. 30. • (W’s)British East India Companys counterpart, (X)Dutch East India Company, based in Netherlands is considered the first multinational company and was the first company to issue stocks• (X)Dutch East India Company had an interest in (Y)Java. Techies know (Y)Java as something that is supposed to “WORA”• (Y)Java has a mascot named (Z)Duke
  31. 31. • James Buchanan (Z)Duke, the founder of the American Tobacco Company ordered 100 bottles of (A) Dom Perignon• (Z)Duke is also a title given to a member of the nobility and (B)Duchess was a female counterpart of a (Z)Duke

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