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Prelims from Abhimanyu, an inter-college Freshers Quiz, organised by the NSIT Quiz Club on October 15th 2013.

Prelims from Abhimanyu, an inter-college Freshers Quiz, organised by the NSIT Quiz Club on October 15th 2013.

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  • Prelims WITH ANSWERS
  • Rules: •The Quiz will have a written preliminary round and a 4 round final. •Two member teams. •Please do not cheat from someone else’s answer sheet. Even if you do, make sure they don’t find out. The Quiz Master will not entertain any such nonsense. He’s just too lazy. •Google-ing is injurious to the spirit of quizzing. You will (not so kindly) be asked to leave the venue. •The rules for each round will be shown before it. Don’t be enthu-cutlets! •The Quiz Master’s decision will be final and binding. •Try to have fun!
  • Rules for the Prelims: •Written round. •24 questions. 8 star marked questions (1, 10-16) •The stars will be used in case of a tie. In case of a double tie, sudden death. •Let the Quizzing begin!
  • *Q1 The white blank, please.
  • A1
  • A1
  • Q2
  • A2 Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
  • Q3 Seshrao Krishnarao X (September 24, 1914 in Nagpur – January 30, 1988 in Mumbai) was a cricket administrator and politician. X had his early college education in Nagpur and entered the bar in England. On his return, he started practice in Nagpur. In the 1940s, he entered politics and was jailed for taking part in the Indian freedom struggle. X was the President of the BCCI for some time. ID X.
  • A3 Wankhede
  • Q4 X is an area in Southern Kolkata named after Major William ________. His dream project of building a canal came alive in 1776 and that has been called ______'s Nullah since then. The market close to this canal has been called X since then. The Bengali cinema industry is based in X . ID X.
  • A4 X- Tollygunge
  • Q5 Connect: (Hint: It’s got nothing to do with food) •Chilli •Coriander •Saffron •Mint •Fennel •Cardamom •Pepper •Dill •Rosemary •Basil •Thyme •Mustard •Cinnamon •Tamarind •Clove •Aniseed •Oregano •Fenugreek •Sesame •Ginger •Turmeric
  • A5 Spice Jet Aeroplanes
  • Q6 “Spaceman Spiff" is a heroic spacefarer who narrates his experiences in the third person "Tracer Bullet," a hardboiled private eye, says he has eight slugs in him ("One's lead, and the rest are bourbon.") "Stupendous Man“ a superhero in disguise, wearing a mask and a cape made by his mother, and narrating his own adventures. While in character as Stupendous Man, he refers to his alter ego as a mild mannered millionaire playboy. Stupendous Man almost always "suffers defeat" at the hands of his opponent
  • A6
  • Q7 X is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component, i.e. a line drawn starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the "other side". X is used as a popular symbol Y, but in an entirely different context. Give me Y.
  • A7 X- Möbius Strip. Y- Recycle Symbol
  • Q8 Minimalist poster for?
  • A8
  • Q9 ID the sport.
  • A9 Muay Thai
  • *Q10 ID the poem. Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeoning of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
  • A10 Invictus
  • *Q11 What? Hint :Think Tech
  • A11 This is Red Star OS, a linux based OS that is used only in North Korea.
  • *Q12 In the Ramayana, during the fourteen years of Rama's exile, Bharat was the ruler of the kingdom of Ayodhya. However, he did not rule from Ayodhya. What was his temporary capital?
  • A12 Nandigram
  • *Q13 Id the girl. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs @3:21 >
  • A13 Courtney Cox
  • *Q14 The song X was written for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid. X has been covered by numerous artists and bands alike. Some of the more famous cover versions of X are of Avril Lavigne, Guns N Roses, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and The Sisters of Mercy. It has also been featured on numerous movies and TV shows such as Watchmen, I’m Not There, My Name is Earl, Days of Thunder and ER.e song describes the feelings and impressions of a deputy, who feels that he is dying and can no longer continue his role as a law enforcer. ID X.
  • A14 X - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan.
  • *Q15 X in his previous birth was known as Abhikasura a demon. He was a friend of King Kamsa who left no stone unturned to kill his nephew Krishna. After Krishna killed Kamsa, Abhikasura vowed to take revenge on the former. Krishna, sensing the moves of the demon, wove a magic around Abhikasura, transformed him into an insect and captured him in a box. When Krishna’s sister _______ accidentally opened the box, the insect got into her womb. Abhikasura was then born as X.
  • A15 Abhimanyu ;)
  • *Q16 Which company’s first tweet? and the binary translation please.
  • A16 Google I’m Feeling Lucky.
  • Q17 “Thanks to the ongoing National Security Administration surveillance scandal X is enjoying a surge in popularity, landing at No. 4 on Amazon's list of "Movers and Shakers." Sales of X have risen an astonishing 5,771% as of Tuesday morning, with a current sales rank of 213, up from 12,507 just a few days ago. A different edition of X has even made it onto Amazon's top 100 ___________ list.” -Source : LA Times, June 11th 2013 Give X
  • A17 Geoge Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four. Blank: Big Brother
  • Q18 X was the ruler of Caria (377–353 BC). He took part in the revolt against Artaxerxes Mnemon , the emperor of Persia , and conquered a great part of Lycia, Ionia and several Greek. He moved his capital from Mylasa – the ancient seat of the Carian kings – to Halicarnassus. In 353 BC, X died, leaving his wife(and sister) Artemisia to rule alone. As a tribute to him, she decided to build him a tomb so famous that X’s name is now the eponym for all stately tombs, in the word Y, derived from his name. The construction was also so beautiful and unique it became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. ID X.
  • A18 X – Mausolus Y – Mausoleum
  • Q19 The name of this musical instrument comes from the Greek words for “wood” and for “voice” or “sound”. The instrument has obscure, ancient origins. According to Nettl, it originated in southeast Asia and came to Africa c. 500 AD when a group of Malayo-Polynesian speaking peoples migrated to Africa. It has traditional significance in Africa, Malaysia, Melanesia, Indonesia, Thailand, and regions of the Americas. The instrument was imported to South America by Africans, where it developed into the marimba. Most people would be aware of the name of this instrument, for a reason that has nothing to do with music.
  • A19 Xylophone
  • Q20 X is a German food and beverage brand owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever since 2000, when Unilever acquired Best Foods. The only country where Unilever did not have rights to the name X is in Japan, where trademark of the product there is controlled by Ajinomoto. It is sold under the name Royco in Indonesia, and under the name Continental in Australia. X was founded in 1838 by Carl Heinrich Theodor X. X’s headquarters is in Heilbronn, Germany. With annual sales topping €3 billion, X is Unilever's biggest-selling brand. Its major focus is on spices, condiments and dehydrated ______.
  • A20
  • Q21 The oldest and largest city in Central Asia, peace talks between India and Pakistan began here on January 4th, 1966. Indian PM Lal Bahadur Shastri suddenly expired here on January 11th of the same year. Which city am I talking about?
  • A21 Tashkent
  • Q22 The books have been criticized for their derivative nature. The two most commonly discussed sources are Star Wars (because of numerous similarities in the plots) and The Lord of the Rings. Even many positive reviews note that the work pulls strongly from the conventions of fantasy, in characters, maps, dialogue and concepts. The reviews of X2 were similar. Y was cited as having developed as a writer from X1, but also noted were strong use of The Empire Strikes Back as source material, as well as The Two Towers and Dune. USA Today also cited strong echoes of Star Wars in X1’s plot, while Entertainment Weekly writes that the plot closely resembles that of The Lord of the Rings. ID X.
  • A22 Eragon
  • Q23 His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, though he is famous as X(a pen name). His most famous work is Y. It is said that Queen Victoria herself enjoyed Y so much that she suggested he dedicate his next book to her, and was accordingly presented with his next work, a book entitled An Elementary Treatise on Determinants. ID X and Y.
  • A23 X – Lewis Carroll Y – Alice in Wonderland
  • Q24 ID both speakers and the occasion. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBsAXtT02v0>
  • A24 Indira Gandhi & Rakesh Sharma. First Indian in Space.