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  1. 1. SPQC – September 2011<br />Learn something new.<br />Enjoy the quiz.<br />And, have a good time!<br />
  2. 2. C1. India will be hosting its first Formula One race in October 2011. <br />The track for the Indian Grand Prix is now named ___X____ International Circuit. <br />It was first called the ___Y___ International Circuit as the Indian corporate house Y had built the circuit. <br />
  3. 3. CA1. <br />X- Buddh<br />Y- Jaypee<br />
  4. 4. C2. In order to improve connectivity and public<br />transport in London for the 2012 Olympics, a high speed train shuttle service will be introduced. What name, which is also an Olympic sport, has been given to this train service?<br />
  5. 5. CA2. Javelin<br />
  6. 6. C3.<br />DLF dedicated its latest annual report (FY<br />2010-11) to this person who was appropriately<br />enough, employed with them as an Art Director<br />till 1993. Who?<br />
  7. 7. CA3. MF Hussain<br />
  8. 8. C4.<br />One of the experiments in the final shuttle mission involved the use of a software called Space Lab which measured altitude and radiation in space running on a terrestrial commercial device. Although not mission critical, the purpose was to check if terrestrial commercial devices could be repurposed for use in space. <br />So what device was Space Lab running on?<br />
  9. 9. CA4. iPhone<br />
  10. 10. C5.<br />George Orwell describing an idyllic Sunday<br />afternoon. “The wife is already asleep in the armchair and the children have been sent out for a nice long walk. You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose and open the ____ __ ___ ______. ”<br />Fill in the blanks.<br />
  11. 11. CA5. News of the World<br />
  12. 12. C6.<br />In mathematics, what are angles between 180 and 360 degrees called?<br />
  13. 13. CA6. Reflex Angles<br />
  14. 14. C7. <br />The Aihole inscription at Meguti temple dating<br />to 634 C.E. contains a fine example of a<br />Sanskrit pun. Praising the achievements of the<br />king in battle, it says of his famous opponent<br />that the mighty ______ lost his _____. <br />Fill both blanks with one word.<br />
  15. 15. CA7. Harsha,Harsha<br />The Aihole inscription at Meguti temple dating<br />to 634 C.E. contains a fine example of a<br />Sanskrit pun. Praising the achievements of the<br />king in battle, it says of his famous opponent<br />that the mighty Harsha (refering to King Harshavardhan) lost his Harsha(happiness/grace)<br />
  16. 16. C8. <br />The first radio transmitter/receiver manufactured by Galvin Manufacturing (Motorola) was named Motorola SCR-300. What was its more popular nickname?<br />
  17. 17. CA8. Walkie-Talkie<br />
  18. 18. C9. <br />The key ingredient of this is specially compounded wax. When heated it expands until it becomes less dense than the liquid above causing it to rise. When it reaches the top, the wax cools and starts to sink again. The basic principle behind the operation of which “groovy” device?<br />
  19. 19. CA9. Lava Lamps!<br />
  20. 20. C10. <br />Founded in 1761 near Nuremberg in Germany , X was in the industry of making steel swords and warrior equipment (as depicted by their logo). As time passed, they changed their stream of business, with steel slide rules becoming their major product. <br />Today, there are a well known brand in a different (very mellow as compared to swords) industry. Which company? <br />
  21. 21. CA10. Faber Castell<br />
  22. 22. C11.<br />What is the specific shade of green in the India flag called as?<br />Eg: Peacock blue?<br />
  23. 23. CA11. India Green<br />
  24. 24. C12.<br />These are the Deutsche Bank HQ in Germany. These twin towers are called SollandHabenin German.<br />The English word for Soll is ______ while the word for Haben is ______.<br />
  25. 25. CA12.<br />Soll – Debit<br />Haben - Credit<br />
  26. 26. C13.<br />This domain name was acquired from Garfield.com by the company which currently owns it in the late 1990s. <br />Earlier it used to host a free service offered by the online home of the comic strip Garfield. <br />This service has hence been discontinued.<br />Which company/ site?<br />
  27. 27. C13A.Google/GMail<br />Earlier Garfield.com used to provide updates on the Garfield comic strip on Garfield Mail. Garfield Mail owned the domain gmail.com which was to be used by Google!<br />
  28. 28. C14. <br />The awards and accolades won by this entity include the following:<br />1999 Prince Claus Award for "Creating Spaces of Freedom", in Amsterdam <br />In December 1999, IbnRushd Fund for Freedom of Thought in Berlin awarded the "IbnRushd Award" for media and journalism <br />In March 2003, awarded by Index on Censorship for its "courage in circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information" <br />In April 2004, Webby Awards nominated it as one of the five best news Web sites <br />In 2004, it was voted as the fifth most influential global brand behind Apple Computer, Google, Ikea and Starbucks<br />What are we talking about?<br />
  29. 29. C14A. Al Jazeerah!<br />
  30. 30. C15.<br />This company trades in the BSE with the symbol HWKN. One indigenous product of this Indian company, is the only of its kind in the world to be displayed in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.<br />Which company? What is the product?<br />
  31. 31. C15A. Hawkins Futura<br />
  32. 32. C16.<br />Born in Jharkhand, 1956<br />Bachelor Degree – BIT Ranchi<br />Masters – University of Winconsin<br />Doctorate – University of Ohio<br />Why was he in the news in August 2011?<br />
  33. 33. C16A. Deven Sharma<br />The head of Standard and Poor, who was responsible for downgrading US’ economy rating. <br />
  34. 34. C17.<br />
  35. 35. C18.<br />
  36. 36. C18A.<br />
  37. 37. C19.<br />
  38. 38. C19A.<br />
  39. 39. C20.<br />Mumbai born American chef Floyd Cardozshot into international fame through Top Chef Masters Season 3 contestand won the top prize of $100,000.<br />What dish did he prepare in the finals?<br />Hint: In all Indian languages, the name is derived from local words for salt and flour.<br />
  40. 40. C20A. Upma<br />
  41. 41. WRITE Brothers<br />Dry Business Trivia<br />Written Round<br />Not Exactly Workoutable<br />10 Questions<br />+5/0 for each question<br />Correction is immediate<br />Questions wont be repeated<br />
  42. 42. W1. Customary Mayuresh question<br />If Peter Sellers was the first man to appear on the Playboy cover in 1964, who became the first fictional character to appear on the Playboy cover?<br />
  43. 43. W2.<br />Which diversified Indian conglomerate’s logo is nothing but an artistic rendition of the founder’s signature?<br />
  44. 44. W3.<br />What did Karhu – a Finnish sports brand sell to a then little known German brand Adidas for 1600 Euros and two bottles of Whiskey?<br />
  45. 45. This Magdeberg Hemisphere experiment by Otto van Guericke inspired what?<br />W4.<br />
  46. 46. W5.<br />_________ (company) actually built the Bridge on River Kwai.<br />
  47. 47. W6.<br />The Khorakiwala family is a well-reputed business family who own the famous Akbarallys Store in Fort and the Monginis brand. <br />What is the biggest business of the Khorakiwala family? Hint: HabilKhorakiwala (in pic) is the CEO and MD of this biggest business<br />
  48. 48. W7.<br />A salaried professional is a white collared worker, manual labourer/hourly wage labourer is a blue collared worker.<br />Who is an open collared worker? <br />Professionals who use the “Work from Home” concept<br />
  49. 49. W8. Hint: Garments<br />The first ever advertisement on Indian television was for brand X. But this was in black and white. <br />Brand Y, one of the main competitors on X, went one further and earned the distinction of showing the first ever colour advert on Indian TV.<br />X- Grasim Y-Bombay Dyeing<br />
  50. 50. W9.<br />With 18.5%, he is the largest individual shareholder in Tata Group.<br />Nickname – “Phantom of Bombay House”<br />Richest man in Ireland<br />Also has his own group of companies<br />ShapoorjiPalonjiMistry<br />
  51. 51. Qualified ‘brewer’ from Australia’s Ballarat University<br />Returned to India as the job was not suited for her gender<br />Started a company in an altogether different area!<br />Who?<br />W10.<br />
  52. 52. Anti-Clock<br />
  53. 53. AC1. This is a ledger prepared by which particular group of people in Mumbai. BBC did a major documentary on them in 2000.<br />
  54. 54. Ans1. Rat Catchers of Mumbai<br />
  55. 55. AC2. In 2008, this stamp was released to commemorate 150 years of X. X’s Indian ops began in this very building and still continues to operate from this Heritage Building situated in HutatmaChowkin South Mumbai. X?<br />
  56. 56. Ans2. Standard Chartered Bank<br />
  57. 57. AC3.<br />
  58. 58. Tower of Hanoi<br />Monty Hall Problem<br />
  59. 59. AC4. What’s the common name?<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. AC5. When you join these fragments, what would you get?<br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63. AC6.<br />In 1941 Subhash Chandra Bose set up the Free<br />India Centre in Germany.<br />Following its formation the Free India Center<br />adopted four key resolutions:<br />1. Jai Hind would be the official salutation<br />2. Jana GanaMana would be national anthem<br />3. Hindustani was to be the national language<br />What was the fourth?<br />
  64. 64. Ans6.<br />Bose will be called ‘Netaji’<br />
  65. 65. AC7. What is this list? What is at No.11?<br />1. Jack & The Bean Stalk<br />2. Little Red Riding Hood<br />3. Cinderella<br />4. The Magic Fountain<br />5. Aladdin & His Lamp<br />6. Pinocchio<br />7. The Three Little Pigs<br />8. Oz KaZadugar<br />9. The Sleeping Beauty<br />10. Himbala Aur Sat Baune<br />
  66. 66. Ans7.<br />These are the first ten comics of Amar Chitra Katha, which originally produced Indianized versions of Disney Comics.<br />Amar Chitra Katha #11 was called the original ACK. Their first original was Krishna. <br />
  67. 67. AC8.<br />The editor warned Stephen Hawking that for every equation he introduced in his book “A Brief History of Time”, the readership would reduce to half. <br />As a result of this warning, Hawking included just ONE equation in the entire book.<br />Which equation?<br />
  68. 68. Ans8. E=mc2<br />
  69. 69. AC9. Which football club?<br />This team wore black-and-white stripes until<br />challenged to a play-off by another club with a<br />similar kit in 1906, with the winner retaining the<br />colours and the loser switching.<br />They lost, and having no alternative planned,<br />opted to adopt the colours of the next ship to<br />enter their city's harbour. This ship happened to<br />be Swedish. <br />
  70. 70. Ans9. Boca Juniors<br />
  71. 71. AC10.<br />In India, protection of a geographical indication (GI) has been given for the first time in 2009 to a complex food rather than a simple farm product (like Basmati Rice or Darjeeling Tea).<br />This item also happens to have the smallest area of production among all GI-status products. <br />What product?<br />
  72. 72. Ans10. TirupatiLaddoos!<br />
  73. 73. AC11. Nutrition<br />The following chemicals belonged to a certain group of nutrients some time ago, but are not longer part of that group. Today we remember them by their absence.<br />-Adenine<br />-Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP)<br />-Para Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)<br /> -Pteryl-hepta-glutamic Acid<br />What am I talking about?<br />
  74. 74. Ans11. Missing chemicals of the Vitamin B family.<br />These are the Vitamin Bs that are no longer considered part<br />of the group and explains the gaps in the list that goes till<br />B12. <br />The present day Vitamin Bs are:<br />• Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)<br />• Vitamin B3 (niacin) Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)<br />• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) Vitamin B7 (biotin)<br />• Vitamin B9 (folic acid) Vitamin B12 (various cobalamins)<br />The gaps are:<br />• B4 (Adenine) B8 (AMP)<br />• B10 (PABA) B11 (Pteryl-hepta-glutamic Acid)<br />
  75. 75. AC12.<br />The participating schools are asked to make the initial nominations of Class X students who have no exams during a specified two-week period. During training, the students must:<br />• Be able to run at a sustained pace for 12 minutes<br />• Be able to stand still for 4 minutes<br />• Show good speed in shuttle runs<br />What are they training for?<br />
  76. 76. Ans12. <br />
  77. 77. AC13. <br />N.Thanu got a double first class in BA from Loyola College, Madras. He worked as an illustrator in AnandaVikatan and later with The Indian Express and Swarajya. <br />Which famous ‘organization’ was founded by him?<br />
  78. 78. Ans13. <br />
  79. 79. AC14.<br />The name of this herb comes from the Greek for “Joy of the mountain”. Its use in food (as a flavouring) dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome (as salad dressing). <br />The Obama family have planted a kitchen garden at the White House which includes this plant. While it is an integral part of Turkish, Greek, Spanish and Italian cuisine, there is one universal food item with which it is perennially associated.<br />Name the herb.<br />
  80. 80. Ans14. Oregano<br />
  81. 81. AC15.<br />Paintings made by children depicting their rendition of which event? <br />
  82. 82. Ans15. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Attacks<br />
  83. 83. AC16. <br />In Persian, this word means ‘army’, and is used widely in Urdu, Hindi and Arabic. The English version refers to sailors, especially the filthy ones. In recent times, the word has taken on a rather ominous geopolitical connotation. <br />What word (either Persian or English)?<br />
  84. 84. Ans16. Lashkar/Lascar<br />
  85. 85. AC17.<br />When the gods created goddess Kali, they needed something to give her eyes a red colour, for which they used the dye from a certain flower. Therefore, it was ordained that this flower would be used in worship of Kali. Name the flower<br />
  86. 86. Ans17. Hibiscus<br />
  87. 87. AC18. Advertiser?<br />
  88. 88. Cycle Agarbattis – Bhagwanaaye Cycle se<br />
  89. 89. AC19. Hint: Goa<br />These two gentlemen come from very famous industrial families. Although you won’t recognize them, their surnames are household names. Which families? You get one and you’ll most likely get the second.<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91. AC20.<br />What is called a solidus if written as a diagonal line or a vinculum if written as a horizontal line?<br />