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  1. 1. QRYPTONITE<br />General Quiz<br />BITOTSAV ‘11<br />-----BIT Mesra -----<br />Bitotsav 2011<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />The band is popularly known as "Acca Dacca" in Australia. Named after the initials on a sewing machine. It has produced the highest selling album by any band. Some of its album's names have the terms voltage, power & switch. ID the band.<br />
  3. 3. Answer<br />
  4. 4. 2<br />Constructed in 1890, it was originally intended to be of use to the British officers.<br />Spread over a total of 10 acres, each 'slab owner' pays a rent of Rs.293 per month to the local municipal corporation.<br />What is being referred to?<br />
  5. 5. 2<br />Answer<br />
  6. 6. 3<br />This country is not in the European continent though it is within the Kingdom of Denmark. It’s the birthplace of Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of the PHP. The story behind its ironical name: Erik the Red was exiled for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumored to lie(to the northwest.) After settling there, he named the land X, supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers. Which country are we talking about?<br />
  7. 7. 3<br /> Answer <br /> GREENLAND<br />
  8. 8. 4<br />Originally founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI). Computer-related sites were placed in "SiliconValley" and those dealing with entertainment were assigned to "Hollywood".<br />Ten years later, Yahoo bought the service and shut it down, except in Japan.<br />What?<br />
  9. 9. 4<br />Answer<br />
  10. 10. 5<br />The famous American Alan Shephard was reprimanded by the PGA after his famous voyage.<br />Why?<br />
  11. 11. 5<br />Answer<br />According to PGA rules, a golfer must fetch the ball after his swing. Shephard didn’t retrieve his ball from the Moon.<br />
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  13. 13. 6<br />*<br />Originally called Midan Ismaileyya, it has recently been in news all over the world. ID the square.<br />
  14. 14. 6<br />*<br />Answer<br />Tahrir Square<br />
  15. 15. 7<br />Math: a matrix with one row or one column. <br />Biology: an organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.<br />Computer Science : A 1-D array. <br />Aeronautics: course or compass direction of an airplane.<br />What?<br />
  16. 16. 7<br />Answer<br />Vector<br />
  17. 17. The road outside the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago was originally called Michigan Avenue.<br />Now it has been renamed after an Indian. Who?<br />8<br />
  18. 18. 8<br />Answer<br />Swami<br />Vivekananda<br />
  19. 19. 9<br />On an auspicious day in 1974, Dr Raja Ramanna, a scientist, using an ordinary landline phone from an arid village in North India called his superior, a VVIP, and said "Madam, Buddha has finally smiled.”. What is the significance of this totally arbit message?<br />
  20. 20. 9<br />Answer<br />Smiling Budhha was the codename for the Pokhran Nuclear Test<br />
  21. 21. 10<br />*<br />What did this give rise to?<br />
  22. 22. 10<br />*<br />Answer<br />
  23. 23. 11<br />Fill in the blank<br />
  24. 24. 11<br />Answer<br />iTunes<br />
  25. 25. 12<br />*<br />ID the location of this famous memorial sun-dial.<br />
  26. 26. 12<br />*<br />Answer<br />Toronto<br />Kanishka Memorial<br />
  27. 27. 13<br />Name the town in Haryana, named after him when he visited the village in 1978. <br />
  28. 28. 13<br />Answer<br />Carterpuri after<br />Jimmy Carter<br />
  29. 29. In 2002, X launched her solo music career with the release of "Come Away With Me", which was certified a diamond album, selling over 20 million copies (the only jazz album to do so ever). The record earned five Grammy Awards. X herself has won 9 Grammy awards and is of Bengali origin with her birth name being Geethali X Shankar. Id X.<br />14<br />
  30. 30. 14<br />Answer<br />Norah Jones<br />
  31. 31. 15<br />The origin of the use of X is disputed.<br />1.It derives from the French expression for "the egg".<br />2. It is also said to derive from l'heure "the hour" in French.<br />3. A third possibility comes from the Dutch expression ietsvoorlofdoen, which means to do something for praise, implying no monetary stakes.<br />What?<br />
  32. 32. 15<br />Answer<br />Use of “love” in Tennis in scoring.<br />
  33. 33. What is common between Tenzing Norgay, Jacques Piccard, Che Guevara, James Bond and Roger Federer?<br />PS: List is not exhaustive<br />16<br />
  34. 34. 16<br />Answer<br />All famously related to Rolex watches<br />
  35. 35. 17<br />What does the abbreviation B.A.S.E. stand for?<br />
  36. 36. 17<br />Answer<br />Building Antennae Span Earth<br />
  37. 37. 18<br />*<br />This name of this disease comes from the Ghanaian name for "the evil spirit that infects the first child when the second child is born". This name is due to the fact that the first child is then weaned from his mother and must subsist on a low-protein cereal diet. The disease involves protein malnutrition, and results can be a fatty liver that cannot function properly. ID the disease. <br />
  38. 38. 18<br />*<br />Answer<br />Kwashiorkor<br />
  39. 39. 19<br />ID the logo<br />
  40. 40. 19<br />Answer<br />
  41. 41. 20<br />*<br />The X Awards were first held on 21st March, 1954 at Metro Theatre. It was originally called The Clares Awards after critic Clare A Mandy and had over 20,000 people poll for the nominees. To celebrate the 25th year of the awards the statues were made in silver and to celebrate the 50th year the statues were made in gold. Id X.<br />
  42. 42. 20<br />*<br />Answer<br />Filmfare Awards<br />
  43. 43. 21<br />Internally called Worldbreaker, it was released in Dec, 2010 and became the fastest selling game after 3.3 million copies were sold in the first 24 hours of its release. Its name derives from the Greek word for "wash down". Which PC game are we talking about?<br />
  44. 44. 21<br />Answer<br />
  45. 45. 22<br />Indian Railways is all set to launch its first-ever X on April 16, marking the occasion of Rail Diwas. X will be available initially only to Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express passengers. What is X?<br />
  46. 46. 22<br />Answer<br />Rail Bandhu<br />
  47. 47. 23<br />It is believed to have been built by the Chauhan rulers and is located on the left bank of the Mahanadi, 23 km south of Sambalpur in Orissa. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It is believed to be the only leaning temple in the world. What are we talking about?<br />*<br />
  48. 48. 23<br />Answer<br />The Leaning Temple of Huma<br />*<br />
  49. 49. 24<br />The plot of this world famous 1954 book has inspired Iron Maiden to compose a song of the same name, in 1995.<br />One of the songs from U2’s debut album borrows the title of the Chap 7 of the book called ‘Shadows and Tall trees’.<br />This book has also inspired the initial plot devices and themes for the popular TV series ‘Lost’. Id the book.<br />
  50. 50. 24<br />Answer<br />The Lord of the Flies<br />By William Golding<br />
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  52. 52. 25<br />*<br />This anamorphic painting was gifted by a street artist to X, a famous Indian on his birthday. The artist promised to reveal the sense behind it to X. However, X died at the age of 89 in Switzerland and the secret was revealed later. The painting now resides in a famous museum in India.<br />ID X.<br />
  53. 53. 25<br />*<br />Answer : JRD Tata<br />
  54. 54. 26<br />*<br />What are we talking about and which city are we referring to?<br />
  55. 55. 26<br />Answer<br />*<br />
  56. 56. 27<br />Which term in the English language was coined from the fact that cheap novels were once printed on low grade paper?<br />
  57. 57. 27<br />Answer<br />
  58. 58. 28<br />Finish the ad<br />
  59. 59. 28<br />Answer<br />
  60. 60. 29<br />*<br />In 1978, the following donors gave $27,777 each (which totaled $250,000):<br />Terrence Donnelly – publisher of the Independent Newspaper<br />Giovanni Mazza – Italian movie producer<br />Les Kelley – originator of the Kelley Blue Book<br />Gene Autry – singer, actor and businessman<br />Hugh Hefner<br />Andy Williams – singer<br />Warner Bros. Records<br />Alice Cooper – singer, who donated in memory of comedian Groucho Marx<br />Matthew L. Williams – businessman<br />For what did they all feel so generous?<br />
  61. 61. 29<br />*<br />Answer<br />H - Terrence Donnelly<br />O - Giovanni Mazza<br />L - Les Kelley<br />L - Gene Autry<br />Y - Hugh Hefner<br />W - Andy Williams<br />O - Warner Bros. Records<br />O - Alice Cooper<br />D - Matthew L. Williams<br />
  62. 62. 30<br />This Greek goddess can run and fly at great speed. She is a constant companion of Athena , the daughter of Pallas and Styx and the sister of Cratos, Bia, and Zelus. She was represented as a woman with wings, dressed in a billowing robe with a wreath or staff . Her Roman name is Victoria.<br />Who?<br />
  63. 63. 30<br />Answer<br />Nike<br />