बुरा ना मानो होली है!
The General Quiz
DoMS – IIT Roorkee
Class of 2014
Rules or whatever
Lazy Holi weekend + Decent net speed + Lots of idle time = Holi Quiz
17 colourful questions (not exactly)
He is the only actor besides Bill Cosby to have won the Emmy Award for
“Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” three consecutive times. He also
produced an instructional DVD called KidSmartz, which is designed to
educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet
predators. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children, by donating half the proceeds from sales.
What is being talked about?
It was founded by a Scotsman, Thomas Leishman, in 1857. The Helladic horse,
associated with nectar in Greek mythology was used as its logo, beginning in
1940. This logo was changed over the course of time to reflect the
multifaceted operations carried out by this particular entity.
Fill in the blank.
The name ______ became popular for businesses in the early 1920s, when
Yellow Pages began to be widespread. Some businesses bearing this name
survive to date as well. This name is derived from the Greek word for “prime,
zenith or peak” but it’s rather ironic that the most famous business bearing
this name had products which were both generic and failure-prone.
Connect the following (non-exhaustive).
A. Datum Corporation
Blue Yonder Airlines
The Phone Company
Wide World Importers
Microsoft uses a variety of fictional companies in the documentation and
training material for its products. This material often contains fictional
scenarios and descriptions of how their products can be deployed and used
in these scenarios. Some of the fictional companies have associated
websites, almost all of which redirect to microsoft.com.
This man started a company in 1979 that initially sold books, posters and
leather patches. Its main product was introduced in 1980. It went public in
1995 and three years later, it was listed on both the BSE and the NSE.
Complete this band by filling the blank.
• ____________ – lead vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, electric and acoustic guitars
• Pete Remm – keyboards, organ, accordion
• Jason Roberts – electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, backing vocals
• Josh Lattanzi – bass, guitar, piano, lap steel, backing vocals
• Greg Wieczorek – drums, percussion, marimba, backing vocals
How is this commonly known?
According to one myth, in his youth, Krishna despaired about fair skinned
Radha and whether she or other Gopikas would like him because of his skin
colour. His mother tired of the desperation, asked him to approach Radha
and tint her face to suit him. This he did, and Krishna and Radha became a
couple. This myth is celebrated in certain parts of India as Phagwah.
Holi (this had to be in this quiz)
Krishna tinted Radha’s face and this is supposedly the inspiration behind
colouring each others’ faces on this day.
What is being talked about?
It became involved in the print trade around 1480, and grew into a major
printer of Bibles, prayer books, and scholarly works. It publishes more than
6000 new books every year and employs nearly 6000 people. It is governed
by a group of 15 academics known as the Delegates of the Press.
Identify the product.
This was a silicone gel ________ program launched in May 2004 by Nike and
its advertising agency, Wieden-Kennedy. To date, 80 million of these have
been sold. And despite the October 2012 controversy related to the man
behind this initiative, the revenues are still 2.1% up.
Which organization is this?
It was established by M. Manal in 1930 and is based in Bangalore, India. Its
parent company is however located at the Dubai International Financial
Centre. A hepatic drug, named Liv.52 is its flagship product and was first
introduced in 1955.
What is being talked about here?
It was established on February 1, 1942 by Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal
N. Choksey, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil. Its name was randomly
picked from a telephone directory. Some of its subsidiaries include Apco
Coatings and Taubmans.
The man in the pic was Kip Stephen Thorne, an American theoretical
physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.
Thorne is considered one of the world's authorities on gravitational waves
and Interstellar is based on his theories of gravity fields, wormholes and
several hypotheses that Albert Einstein was never able to prove.
Oxford University Press
BURA NA MANO HOLI HAI
Thanks and Happy Holi!
DoMS, IIT Roorkee
Class of 2014
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