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IIT (BHU) Sci-tech Quiz prelims with answers
 

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Quiz at Quizzinga, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

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    • QUIZZINGA IIT (BHU) VARANASIMAHENDRA MOHAN DAS S. SUJANA
    •  20 prelims questions. 5 starred questions. In case of a tie even after starred question, sudden death will be used from Q1.
    •  In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The individual with the best argument and delivery would determine the outcome of the case. Which branch of science derives its name from this?
    •  This graphic novel, issued in 2011, is written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Leland Myrick. The subject is a non-fictional biography of a legendary twentieth century figure, known for his contributions to quantum physics, education, and for popularising science.
    •  By what name do some scientists and students celebrate every 23rd October between 6:02PM and 6:03PM?
    •  He reportedly was called the first person to use rocket in war. His portrait is placed in NASA. We know him not for this achievement but in some other field. Name this Indian.
    •  She is an Indian-American businesswoman and CEO of San Francisco-based technology company X.
    •  The joke goes that Ikea assembles everything quite easily. This is Ikea’s way of assembling what?
    •  This was invented by David Bradley, a designer of the original IBM PC. About it, he said, “I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous.” Hint: According to some sources, the next sentence reportedly was, “I win whenever he loses.”
    •  It is an Engrish (broken English) phrase. The text comes from the opening cut scene of the 1991 European version Sega Mega Drive of the video game Zero Wing, which was terribly translated from the original Japanese version. Since its release, it has featured in numerous April Fool pranks, and once appeared as a placeholder for YouTube videos. ID this popular internet meme.
    •  Specific Media bought out which internet company for 35M$ in 2011 along with Justin Timberlake taking a small stake?
    •  This star in the Alpha Centauri star system is of prime importance to human beings because of the presence of substance X, which is valued at $20 million a kilo, the cost escalating to $3 billion when one takes into account the effort required in transporting it to earth. X is a valuable room-temperature- superconductor and the largest reserves are found beneath a structure approximately 460 metres tall.
    •  It is believed that X and Y weren’t given the Nobel Prize because of their animosity to each other. There is circumstantial evidence that each sought to minimize the others achievements and right to win the award, that both refused to ever accept the award if the other received it first, and that both rejected any possibility of sharing it. Identify both. Half points for each.
    •  In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The individual with the best argument and delivery would determine the outcome of the case. Which branch of science derives its name from this?
    •  This graphic novel, issued in 2011, is written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Leland Myrick. The subject is a non-fictional biography of a legendary twentieth century figure, known for his contributions to quantum physics, education, and for popularising science.
    •  By what name do some scientists and students celebrate every 23rd October between 6:02PM and 6:03PM?
    •  6.022 X 10^23
    •  He reportedly was called the first person to use rocket in war. His portrait is placed in NASA. We know him not for this achievement but in some other field. Name this Indian.
    •  She is an Indian-American businesswoman and CEO of San Francisco-based technology company X.
    •  Rashmi Sinha.
    •  The joke goes that Ikea assembles everything quite easily. This is Ikea’s way of assembling what?
    •  This was invented by David Bradley, a designer of the original IBM PC. About it, he said, “I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous.” Hint: According to some sources, the next sentence reportedly was, “I win whenever he loses.”
    •  It is an Engrish (broken English) phrase. The text comes from the opening cut scene of the 1991 European version Sega Mega Drive of the video game Zero Wing, which was terribly translated from the original Japanese version. Since its release, it has featured in numerous April Fool pranks, and once appeared as a placeholder for YouTube videos. ID this popular internet meme.
    •  Specific Media bought out which internet company for 35M$ in 2011 along with Justin Timberlake taking a small stake?
    •  This star in the Alpha Centauri star system is of prime importance to human beings because of the presence of substance X, which is valued at $20 million a kilo, the cost escalating to $3 billion when one takes into account the effort required in transporting it to earth. X is a valuable room-temperature- superconductor and the largest reserves are found beneath a structure approximately 460 metres tall.
    •  It is believed that X and Y weren’t given the Nobel Prize because of their animosity to each other. There is circumstantial evidence that each sought to minimize the others achievements and right to win the award, that both refused to ever accept the award if the other received it first, and that both rejected any possibility of sharing it. Identify both. Half points for each.