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  • 1. Mechnius 2012 presentMechnius Quiz
  • 2. Total 30 questionsQ.26 to 28 are starredQ.29 & 30 are double starredIf still tie persists, then we will go on for Sudden Death from Q.1 onwardsCut off = 14Carryover = (Your score – Cut off) * 5Top 6 will move to the finalsDecision of Quiz master will be final
  • 3. 1It was incorporated as a private limitedcompany owned by Indian Government in Sep1992 as a marketing arm of ISRO. It got the“Miniratna” status in 2007-08.It got its name from the English version ofSanskrit word for “space” or “atmosphere”.Id the company which was in controversy anyear ago ?
  • 4. 2Id the author…
  • 5. 3X was an Olympic event in 1900, 1904,1908,1912and 1920 Olympics and in 1906 Intercalated Gameswhich is a very common game in Kerala especiallyduring festival season?Name it..
  • 6. 4Started by two IIT Delhi graduates, Sachin Bansal &Binny Bansal in 2007, who were former employees ofAmazon.comHeadquarters @ Koramangala, Bangalore.John Woods book “Leaving Microsoft to Changethe World” changed their life.These are the descriptions about a company whichwas a trend setter in its field.Name it >>>>>>>
  • 7. 5The Catholic Encyclopedia calls him "the Apostle ofthe Lepers“ Was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on SundayOctober 11, 2009Gandhi claimed him to have been an inspiration forhis social campaigns in India that led to the freedomof his people.Identify this Roman Catholic priest from Belgium
  • 8. 6This is the German counterpart of a famous vehicleX which was introduced by US army during WW II.X was manufactured by X & Ford Motor Company.In 1991, X was designated an International HistoricMechanical Engineering Landmark by the AmericanSociety of Mechanical Engineers.
  • 9. 7X is a national park in Kerala with a total area of89.52 sq km. It was established as a national park in1984. X got its name because of the absence of usualsounds of cricket which is found in forests. It wasdeclared as a buffer zone in 2007Id the national park.
  • 10. 8In which literary work can you find the words“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” ?
  • 11. 9His club career started with Sinop in 1990. In1992 he went to Sao Paulo Football club where heis now and scored more than 400 goals for theclub. He also scored more than 15 times forBrazil. He is a perfect set piece taker.Who is this world record holding goal keeper ?
  • 12. 10Born on 18th July 1927 in Luna, RajasthanHe was known as “King of Ghazal” In 1979, he was awarded K. L. Saigal SangeetShehenshah Award by the Government of India.Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar oncelikened his songs to the "voice of god“.He died on 13 June 2012 in KarachiHe was conferred with, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, highestcivilian honour of PakistanWho is this legend ?
  • 13. 11 Rosalio Mera along with whom founded Inditex,world’s largest fashion group ?He was the richest man in Spain according toForbes in 2011.
  • 14. 12"Shoot all the blue jays you want, but it is a sin to________ ____ ____________“Fill in the blanks…
  • 15. 13Mankombu Sambashivan Swaminathan is a premiername associated with which field ?
  • 16. 14Y, an explorer originally named the X as the “Capeof Storms” which was discovered by him. Hediscovered X on his voyage to India, but was forcedto turn back when his crew refused to go furtherbeyond X. It was later renamed by King John II ofPortugal to the X because it represented the openingof a route to the east.Identify X and Y ……..
  • 17. 15Which athlete plays himself in the film Endurance, aWalt Disney production ?
  • 18. 16 In 1995, Bill Gates delivers a memo titled “The________ Tidal Wave,” and declares the ________as “the most important development since the adventof the PC.”
  • 19. 17 Which famous cricketer wrote the books…The Art of CricketHow to Play CricketFarewell to Cricket
  • 20. 18This is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese co-production filmdirected by Akira Kurosawa, his first non-Japanese-language film and his first and only 70 mm film. Thefilm is based on the 1923 memoir by Russianexplorer Vladimir Arsenyev.Which is this film ?
  • 21. 19Related to which special occasion for the Keralites,one will be rushing to buy or bring some “ CassiaFistula” .
  • 22. 20On December 21, 1991 The Alma Ata summitwas conducted which lead to the formation ofCommonwealth of Independent States. Thissummit was famous for a proclamation whichstates that “something” will happen with theformation of Commonwealth of IndependentStates.What was that “something” which happenedlater ?
  • 23. 21Valeria Lukyanova the most famous Russian woman on theRussian-language internet has become an internet sensation inher home country of Russia, claiming on her blog that she is realand she truly had what it takes to called as a real-life X contraryto numerous speculations that she is not really true.What is X or how is she known in Internet world ?
  • 24. 22Born in Hamburg.He proved the existence of electromagnetic waves.He also proved that those waves are having similarproperties as that of light waves like refraction,reflection, polarization etc.Later Marconi used these electromagnetic waves forcommunication purposes.As a respect to him, a unit in physics has been namedafter him.Who is he ?
  • 25. 23With which company can you connect these…
  • 26. 24By what common name are these stamps known as ?
  • 27. 25Connect
  • 28. 26Identify the subject of this Amul ad.
  • 29. 27This is a road in Westminster, in London which is themain artery running north from Parliament Square,towards Charing Cross at the southern endof Trafalgar Square . This name is often used as ametonym to refer that part of the civil service whichis involved in the government of the United Kingdom,in a way which can be compared to the useof Kremlin to refer tothe Russian/Soviet governments, or White House torefer to the executive branch of the government ofthe United States. Which is that name ???
  • 30. 28Different forms of which famous literarycharacter was immortalized by these actors onscreen ?
  • 31. 29A famous painting by Peter Paul Rubens depicting what ?
  • 32. Contd…
  • 33. 30Connect