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    • MIXED AFFAIRS A general quiz of different flavors, conducted on behalf of the Quiz Club, IIM Ranchi
    • ROUND 1 20 Written questions, 5 points each
    • 1. • In 1833, Marcus Samuel opened a small shop in London, selling X to Victorian natural history enthusiasts. It soon became a thriving import-export business. • On a visit to the Caspian Sea coast, Marcus’s son recognized a huge opportunity to export oil for lamps and cooking to the far East. Which company’s history ,related to X,can be traced to the above incidents?
    • ANSWER: • The Shell transport and trading company.
    • 2. • The way in which Frank Robinson wrote the name of a product was so elegant, and original, that it was decided to use his handwriting for the logo of the product. Name the product that even today, uses Robinson’s script as its trademark.
    • ANSWER: • Coca Cola
    • 3. • “My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not.” • “All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.” • “There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.” • Sardonic statements by which powerful politician?
    • ANSWER: • Indira Gandhi
    • 4.
    • ANSWER: • Aswath Damodaran
    • 5. • To set in motion the events of this 2013 Hindi film, and thus affect the lives of the two protagonists/characters, an organisation famed for its accuracy and efficiency must have committed one its permitted 3.4 errors-in-a-million. Which film?
    • ANSWER: • The Lunchbox
    • 6. What one word is common to – • A large pharmaceutical company based out of Gujarat; • A sports utility vehicle from Pontiac, • A file structure that stores metadata?
    • ANSWER: • Torrent
    • 7. • Antoine Lavoisier was given charge of producing gunpowder for the revolting Americans in 1776 by the King of France. Irenee-de-Nemours, one of the apprentices at the factory, later migrated to Wilmington, Delaware, where he set up a gunpowder unit of his own. He felt deeply grateful to Lavoisier and wanted to name the unit after the scientist. His family eventually persuaded him to give the company a truncated version of his own name. Which company originated thus?
    • ANSWER: • DuPont
    • 8. • Which logo or emblem has been chosen by the most number of people in the world to be tattooed on their body?
    • ANSWER: • Harley-Davidson
    • 9. • One of the first questions Nelson Mandela asked on being released from prison in 1990 was, “Is ________ still alive?” Who?
    • ANSWER: • Sir Don Bradman
    • 10. • Before the Ranji Trophy the only organized cricket tournament was the Bombay Pentangular. Four of the teams were the Europeans, the Parsees, the Hindus and the Mohammedans. What was the name of the fifth team?
    • ANSWER: • The Rest
    • 11. • “These days, it seems like any idiot with a laptop can write a management book and earn a million dollars. I’m trying to do the same." These are the starting lines of which book?
    • ANSWER: • The Dilbert Principle ,Scott Adams
    • 12. • ‘x’ is a nickname given to a certain entity by its fans, which, when translated reads as "the boys, the boys" or 'Go boys! Go boys!' as the case may be. Which nickname/entity?
    • ANSWER: • Bafana Bafana, South African national football team
    • 13. • Which company began as Geophysical Service, an oil exploration company founded in 1930 by J. Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott pioneering the use of sound-wave technology to locate oil deposits? The current no longer operates in the oil business but is more famous in another completely different field altogether. Identify the company.
    • ANSWER: • Texas Instruments
    • 14. • What is your profession if you are a part of the football team “Nazionale Piloti” ?
    • ANSWER: • F1 Driver!
    • 15. • When President Nixon met Golda Meir, he told her that he would trade any American Generals for Generals. Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin. In reply, who/what did she actually ask for?
    • ANSWER: • General Motors
    • 16. • This word was coined by Deepak Mohoni (IIT K, IIM C) ,who was rated as India’s foremost market strategist by many investors during the 1990’s. This word gained popularity within a few years. What word?
    • ANSWER: • Sensex
    • 17. • The very earliest known examples of the graphic are attributed to Harvey Ball, a commercial artist in Massachusetts. He devised the face in 1963 for an insurance firm that wanted an internal campaign to improve employee morale. Ball never attempted to use, promote or trademark the image; it fell into the public domain in the United States before that could be accomplished. As a result, Ball never made any profit for the iconic image beyond his initial $45 fee. • The figure has become iconic throughout the world. Which figure?
    • ANSWER: • The Smiley symbol
    • 18. • In the United States, protest votes are often made in order to indicate dissatisfaction with the candidates presented on a particular ballot, or to highlight the inadequacies of a particular voting procedure. Since most states' electoral systems do not provide for blank balloting or a choice of "None of the Above", most protest votes are entered as write-in votes. A peculiar phenomenon was observed post 1950s when most write-in votes had X written and it is often joked that X is a constant runner for Presidentship of USA. Identify X.
    • ANSWER: • Mickey Mouse
    • 19. • It was originally used for Britain’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. Designed by Gerald Holtom, it is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D. " • Holtom later wrote explaining the genesis of his idea in greater depth: "I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant before the firing squad...” • What?
    • ANSWER: • The Peace Symbol
    • 20. • In 1885, a British businessman sold off his breweries in Shimla, Rawalpindi and Mandalay to X. • In 1949, Y owned it and it was positioned as a form of ‘Som Ras’, ‘The drink of the Hindu Gods’ and was named after a chain of English pubs. • WhaT aRe We TaLkiNg ABoUT?
    • ANSWER: • Old Monk
    • ROUND 2 Infinite bounce-16 questions that go bounce-bounce-bounce-bouncebounce-bounce; 10 points for each correct answer 6 questions clockwise, 6 questions anti-clockwise
    • 1. • This family, in 1900, migrated from Italy to the USA and started and aircraft manufacturing company. But fame came to the family only in 1968, when Candido, a family member, invented and started selling their most famous creation till date. The tagline being- “Water that moves you”. ID the family/product.
    • ANSWER
    • 2. • The average length of X was 44 seconds for men and 39 seconds for women from 1960 to 1969. It has since, stretched to 1 min,57 sec for men, and 1 min,56 sec for women. Over the entire span of the study, the average without notes runs 1 min,23sec; with notes its 2 mins, 2 sec. What am I talking about?
    • ANSWER • Oscar Speeches
    • 3. • X left his work,both published and unpublished, to his friend and literary executor Max Brod with exlicit insturctions that it should be destroyed upon X’s death. X wrote: • Dearest Max, my last request: Everything I leave behind me, in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters (my own and other’s), sketches, and so on, [is] to be burned unread”. • ID X?
    • ANSWER • Franz Kafka
    • 4. • One speculative theory about the origin of the word ‘X’, is that it is derived from the guttural tongue of Star Trek’s Klingon language. Another theory, puts it merely as a variant of a commonplace English word Y, which means “being lively or energetic”. Urban dictionary, on the other hand lists X as a much more updated and cooler way to say Y. Give me X/Y.
    • ANSWER • Bazinga
    • 5. • Whose nomination for the 2010 Nobel peace prize was proposed by the Italian Edition of the popular Wired Magazine for promoting ‘dialogue, debate and consensus through communication” as well as democracy?
    • ANSWER • The internet
    • 6. • John Waler was an English chemist from Stockton-on-Tees, who In 1826 accidentally invented this widely used product by mixing Potash and Antimony. The first recorded sale from his store was on 7th April, 1827. He refused to patent his invention, preferring instead to pursue his scientific studies. What is the product?
    • ANSWER • The friction match
    • 7. • This word is derived by shortening the Latin word, which literally translates to, “the document, having been seen”. What word?
    • ANSWER • Visa, from Carta Visa
    • 8. • This is from the memoirs of someone’s wife. When that someone went to meet his would-be-wife's father, he was wearing a bright red shirt. He told him that he wanted to become a politician with Communist party and wanted to open an orphanage (though his salary was not enough to support his family). He proposed to his wife saying "I am only 5'4" tall. I come from a lower middle class family. I can never become rich in my life & I can never give you any riches." Nonetheless, she married him and rest is history. Who is this person?
    • ANSWER • Narayan Murthy
    • 9. • C.K Ranganathan started this company with Rs 15000 and believes in quality products in small quantities at a low price. This Chennai based company has been giving sleepless nights to FMCG majors. The company targeted the’ bottom of the pyramid’ with the sachet revolution and mass marketing in rural areas. Its most popular brands are Nyle and Chik. Just name the company.
    • ANSWER • CavinCare
    • 10. • This legendary figure, who died around 7 years ago, had made a will stipulating that Jack Nicholson and Michael Jackson must preside over his funeral service. He also wished his body to be ‘fried to a crisp’ and scattered over the palm trees on an unidentified island in Tahiti. Who?
    • ANSWER Mr Brando! • Marlon Brando
    • 11. • The inventor of artificial testicles for dogs, Nigerian internet scammers and a team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop have won these awards. Believed to be ___ prizes, these are awarded by science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Name the awards.
    • ANSWER • Ignobel
    • 12. • September 1997 was a unique moment in the history of this company, when Mercedes Benz withdrew all ads for about a month. For what reason could this possibly have happened?
    • ANSWER • The death of princess Diana-in a Mercedes Benz W140
    • 13. • When the inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic Airways was about to take off, the cabin cinema screen began showing what was supposed to be a view of the cockpit as the aircraft actually took off. The passengers looked on in surprise as three men in the flight deck seemed extremely casual about flying the aircraft. They later turned out to be two famous cricketers,___ and ____, along with Sir Richard Branson. It was actually a video clip that had been recorded the day before, in a flight simulator. Who were the two cricketers? Getting one name correct will result in half points.
    • ANSWER • Viv Richards, Ian Botham
    • 14. • Statistically, X is the world's most popular transportation company. It is estimated that the equivalent of the world's population travel in X every three days. According to United Technologies, X carry the equivalent of the world's population every nine days. What are we talking about?
    • ANSWER • Otis elevators
    • 15. • . A poem starts with the lines – “Once in my heyday of cricket, oh day, I shall ever recall, I captured that glorious wicket, the greatest and the grandest of them all” - who wrote this poem or what incident is being referred to here?
    • ANSWER • Arthur Conan Doyle taking the wicket of Sir W.G. Grace.
    • 16. • In the early days of BBC radio, sports commentators adopted an experimental system for soccer broadcasts. The field was divided into 8 theoretical squares- and listeners were shown these on a diagram in newspapers or in the Radio Times. The commentators would indicate the position of the ball and players by the square that they happened to be at any time. “X dribbles the ball diagonally across from square 4 to square 5…..” • Which famous idiom resulted out of this practice?
    • ANSWER • Back to Square 1
    • ROUND 3 8 print ads, each advertiser to be identified +10 for each correct answer Moves on an infinite bounce basis
    • 1. Advertiser?
    • ANSWER Durex
    • 2. Advertiser?
    • ANSWER Audi
    • 3. Advertiser?
    • Budweiser
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • ANSWER Volkswagen
    • 7.
    • ANSWER Wonderbra
    • 8. “Jetlag or Jetleg. You don't have to be specific.”
    • ANSWER google
    • ROUND 4 BHARIABLE! 6 questions- A total of 20 points on the table for the each question. Answers to be written on the paper. The total score for a question is to be distributed among the number of teams getting an answer right.
    • 1. • In 1950, it was the American fighting man. In 1966, it was “25 and under”. In In 1982, it was “the Computer”. In 1988, it was the “endangered earth”. In 2006, it was “You”. In 2011, it was “the Protester”. What unique thing am I talking about here? Note: the list above is not exhaustive and may have other members, but captures the gist of the question.
    • ANSWER • Time person of the Year
    • 2. • Facts about X include: >> Its main source of income is from its leather tanneries. >> Other diversified sectors include textiles and worldwide exports. >> Has over 15,000 single production units. >> Recently churning out to be one of the biggest recycling industries. >> Has an annual turnover of about 650 million US Dollars. What is X?
    • 3. • At the race, someone came up and asked me which horse I was going to bet on. I am not a betting man, but this is one of the country's more traditional events, and I usually have a small wager. I really wasn't sure which horse I was going to put my money on, so I told the man that I didn't know yet. He offered me some advice: "Whatever you do, don't bet on number 10. He doesn't run." I knew that was a reference to _______running in the_________. I don't remember which horse I bet on, but what I do know is that number 10, El Picha, won the race, and I hadn't bet on it. who said this quote and what was the reference he was about talking about No:10??
    • ANSWER • Quote by Shaun Pollock ,Referring to Allan Donald ( who at No 10 ) who did not run that last crucial run in the 1999 WC semi Final against Australia.
    • 4. • There are/were only 165 Nijuuhibaku. • When translated, Nijuuhibaku reads as Twice_____. • Closely related to the term Hibakusha, which is used in a similar connotation. • In Japan, who or what are the Nijuuhibaku???
    • ANSWER • Nijuuhibaku= “Twice Bombed”.These are double Atom-bomb survivors • The number of people killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima was more than 80,000. In an amazing story of luck and survival, nearly 200 people lived through the Hiroshima bombing and sought refuge in Nagasaki only to face the same terrible fate 3 days later.
    • 5. • When he switched to his eventual profession in 1955,he was India’s highest paid advertising creative director. As a visual designer he designed covers for many books, including Jim Corbett's Maneaters of Kumaon, and Jawaharlal Nehru's Discovery of India. • Who are we talking about?
    • ANSWER • Satyajit Ray
    • 6. • I was born in 1884 in Bristol.I am a model for a painting by Francis Barraud and was sold to a Company that later became identified with a number of brands: RCA, Victor, RCA Victor , JVC and two others. I have a son named Chipper. A huge, four-ton statue of mine can be seen on the roof of the old RTA (former RCA distributor) building on Broadway in Albany, New York. Identify me.
    • ANSWER:
    • ROUND 5 Visual standalone questions and short visual connects, 8 questions, on infinite bounce; 10 marks for each correct answer
    • 1.
    • ANSWER • Division of Mumbai by the Mumbai underworld!
    • 2. • Identify the dish:
    • ANSWER • THE Chelo kebab
    • 3.
    • ANSWER:THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT • 12B is a remake of sliding doors • In 12B, the man’s is life is shown in two parallel timelines, one if he had boarded a bus, and the other if he hadn't. • Similarly, Sliding Doors is based on a similar plot where a lady’s mundane decision of boarding the metro is shown in parallel timelines. • The 3 image is that of a butterfly diagram from Digital Signal Processing.
    • 4.
    • ANSWER • Richard Gere, George Clooney ,LeBron James,Ryan Lochte: the only four men to have appeared on the front cover of Vogue magazine.
    • 5.
    • ANSWER Pistol hold V sign hold Pen hold Handshake Various Grips in Table Tennis
    • 6.
    • ANSWER • I’M NOT THERE, a movie inspired by the events that took place in the life of Bob Dylan. Actors, in clockwise order starting top left, are Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere.
    • 7.
    • ANSWER • This is an encrypted sculpture called the ‘Kryptos’. • Of the four codes, the fourth one remains one of the most famous unsolved code in the world. • It is situated outside the CIA Headquarters at Langley, Virginia.
    • 8.
    • ANSWER • Homai Vyarawalla- recipient of a free tata nano from TML • Flag of sierra leone- Tata Sierra • Layout of pixels- Tata Pixel • Farhan Akhtar- Voiceover for Tata Motor ads • TATA MOTORS
    • ROUND 6 Long Visual connect; 8 questions, answers for each to be written down. For individual questions, scoring is +5 for each correct answer, and no negatives. For someone going for the theme in the first 2 questions, the scoring pattern is +40/-20; for the next two, it is +30/-15; for the next two it is +20/-10; and for the final two, it is +10/0.
    • 1 He is one of the most prominent cabinet ministers of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) govt. He was also a Cabinet Minister with the Finance portfolio for a brief period in the United Front coalition government from 1996 to 1998. He has also been a director of the controversial mining company, Vedanta Resources. He represents the Shivaganga constituency in the Indian parliament. Name him.
    • 2 X kingdom was one among the many kingdoms ruled by Yadava kings (Bhoja Yadavas) in the central India. It was the southern most kingdom known to the kings of Gangetic Plain until they explored Southern India. Damayanti, the wife of Nala was the princess of X kingdom. Similarly Rukmini, the eldest wife of Vasudeva Krishna was from X. Sage Agastya's wife Lopamudra, also was a princess from the country of X as mentioned in the Mahabharata . Kundinapuri was its capital, which is identified as Kundapur in present day India. During the Kurukshetra War, when all other kingdoms participated in the battle, X under Rukmi stayed neutral, because his army was rejected by both Pandavas and Kauravas. Identify X.
    • 3 He was born at his maternal uncle's house Desai Vago in Nadiad in Leva Patidar Gujjar community. His actual date of birth was never officially recorded—he entered 31 October as his date of birth on his matriculation examination papers. He was the fourth son of Jhaverbhai and his wife Ladba. They lived in the village of Karamsad, in the Kheda district where Jhaverbhai owned a homestead. Somabhai, Narsibhai and vitthalbhai were his elder brothers. He had a younger brother, Kashibhai and a sister, Dahiba. As a young boy, he helped his father in the fields and bimonthly kept a day-long fast, abstaining from food and water— a Hindu cultural observance that enabled him to develop physical toughness. When he was eighteen years old, his marriage was arranged with Jhaverba, a young girl of twelve or thirteen years from a nearby village. According to custom, the young bride would continue to live with her parents until her husband started earning and could establish their household. Name him. Pic in next slide.
    • 4 This is a 1994 American comedy-thriller loosely based on the Anne Rice novel of the same name, directed by Garry Marshall and adapted to the screen by Deborah Amelon and Bob Brunner. The original music score was composed by Patrick Doyle. Dana Delany stars as Lisa Emerson (named Lisa Kelly in the book) and Paul Mercurio plays Elliot Slater. Half of the film consists of a new comedic detective story line written by the director. Several new characters were also created, including Dan Aykroyd and Rosie O'Donnell as police officers pursuing diamond thieves to the X resort. Identify the movie.
    • 5 He was born on September 24, 1914 in Nagpur. He 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. He was elected in 1952 elections to then Madhya Pradesh State assembly and later served as the deputy speaker of Bilingual Bombay State during 23 November 1956 to 5 April 1957. He was elected from Kalmeshwar in 1957 elections to Bombay State and later 1962 and 1967 elections to Maharashtra Assembly. He became Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly after 1972 elections during 22 March 1972 till 20 April 1977. He was also the mayor of Nagpur for three years. In 1967, he was a member of the Indian delegation that took part in the 22nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He was also the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1980-81 to 1982-83, and the Vice president from 1972-73 to 1979-80. He also chaired various other sporting bodies. He was an agriculturist and businessman by profession. He died on January 30, 1988 in Mumbai. Name him.
    • 6 Identify.
    • 7 Established in 2000, this is a cricket facility of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for training young cricketers who are identified as having the potential to represent the Indian cricket team. Raj singh Dungarpur was its first chairman. Identify.
    • 8 It is the 18th District in Punjab, India. This district was carved out of Rupnagar district of Punjab .It is officially named after the eldest son ofGuru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh. It forms an integral part of Chandigarh capital region. Identify.
    • ANSWERS 1. P.A. Chidambaram. 2. Vidharba Kingdom. 3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel . 4. Exit To Eden. 5. Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede. 6. Feroze Shah Kotla. 7. National Cricket Academy at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. 8. Mohali.
    • THEME Indian grounds which hosted Cricket World Cup 2011 matches.