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I know I'm uploading this late, but I couldn't help it. Quiz is part of Zazrak '13 - A national level technical symposium of Dept. of CSE (UG), SREC. Quiz contains questions contributed by the whole of Mind Surf Quiz team (2nd, 3rd and 4th year CSE students) of SREC.

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Mind Surf - Finals

  1. 1. Mind SurfA PART OF ZAZRAK ‟13.
  2. 2. Round 1 – Sign UpSO READY TO CREATE YOUR SCORE ACCOUNTS?
  3. 3. Round 1 – Sign Up  Infinite Bounce  12 questions  10pts on correct answer  Passing a question does not decrease its points  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases
  4. 4. Question 1 – Teaser   Microsoft Windows NT was the first Windows OS to introduce this concept.  UNIX is famous for this concept during the early days of computing (and still now too…)  Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) is the first Android to introduce this concept.  What concept?
  5. 5. Answer 1 – Teaser   User accounts  Or more accurately, multiple user accounts.
  6. 6. Question 2  Drug addiction led, Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys fame), to a mental illness which caused him hydrophobia.  He subsequently never did this, because he feared that: ―Fire might come out – or gas—or snakes—or, most terrifyingly of all, nothing at all.‖  What?
  7. 7. Answer 2  Shower or wash himself.
  8. 8. Question 3  Shadja  Rishabha  Gandhara  Madhyama  Panchama  Dhaivata  Nishadam  What are they?
  9. 9. Answer 3  Shadja - Sa  Rishabha - Ri  Gandhara - Ga  Madhyama - Ma  Panchama - Pa  Dhaivata - Dha  Nishadam - Ni  The Sapta Swaras of Indian Classical Music
  10. 10. Question 4  The sport has India dominating the world in both the men‟s and women‟s version.  India has won all the five World Cups [4 men‟s + 1 women‟s] held so far with not even a single defeat in all the series.  India is also the winner of all the Asian games and has also won 7 Gold and 1 Silver out of the 8 possible medals in the South Asian games in the sport.  Which sport?
  11. 11. Answer 4  Kabaddi
  12. 12. Question 5  If I tell you that there is a Hello World program of a language below, what would be the language‟s name? This is the ‘below’ part :P
  13. 13. Answer 5  Whitespace, a programming language developed by Edwin Brady and Chris Morris at the University of Durham.  Released on 1 April 2003 (April Fools Day), it uses only [Space], [Tab] and [Enter] as the only allowed characters and ignores all other characters.
  14. 14. Question 6  Identify the creature.
  15. 15. Answer 6  Narwhals
  16. 16. Question 7  Google Doodle for…?
  17. 17. Answer 7  Two in one – Valentines Day (14th Feb 2013) & 154th B‟Day of George Ferris
  18. 18. Question 8  How do we know Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger better?
  19. 19. Answer 8  Pope Benedict XVI
  20. 20. Question 9  Identify.
  21. 21. Answer 9  The Euro (€) symbol on the earliest versions of the Comic Sans MS font.  The „eye‟ was removed as the European Union considered suing the USA for it.
  22. 22. Question 10  What is so special about this plaque?  [I am looking for a name of a person, other than Adolf Hitler]  [Larger picture on next slide.]
  23. 23. Answer 10  It is the 3rd Prize awarded for UMS Razor Blade, Coimbatore company during an exhibition in March 1936 held at Leipzieg, Germany.  The company was founded and operated by G. D. Naidu.
  24. 24. Question 11  Where was the music video for Gangnam Style shot??
  25. 25. Question 11 – Answer  In Gangnam, South Korea. :P
  26. 26. Question 12 - ;) Question continues on next slide…
  27. 27. Question 12 - ;)  ID the singer.  A Bonus of 10pts. to any team who can give me the name of the song and it‟s claim to fame. [10 if you give both. 0 if you give none or either…]
  28. 28. Answer 12 - ;)  Eduard Khil, famed Russian singer.  The song‟s name is “I Am Glad, Cause Im Finally Returning Back Home”.  The video of the song, which is non lexical and has no words, became an internet meme by the name “The Trolololololololol… Guy”
  29. 29. Bonus coming up.. Get yourbuzzers ready!
  30. 30. Bonus Q  Logo of..?
  31. 31. Bonus Q - Answer  Uncyclopedia, a parody of Wikipedia.
  32. 32. Round 2 – Connect the dots―PATTERN PASSWORD, ANYONE?‖
  33. 33. Round 2 – Connect the dots  6 questions + 1 Mega connect  10 pts. on correct answer.  Teams failing to hit the buzzer should write down the answers. In case of the buzzer-hitting-team not answering, teams with correct answers will be awarded 5 pts. each.  Mega Connect gets you 25pts.  No negatives. PLEAAAZZEEE MAKE GUESSES!!  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases.
  34. 34. Question 1
  35. 35. Answer 1  All are Google’s April Fool Hoaxes.  Aside: Gmail was actually introduced on April 1st, 2004. Many ignored it as they thought it was a hoax.
  36. 36. Question 2 A Bonus of 10 pts. to any team who can give the names of all four.
  37. 37. Answer 2  November 14th.  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Children‟s Day)  Sir Frederick Grant Banting (World Diabetics Day)  Yanni, famed Greek musician  Prince Charles of Wales
  38. 38. Question 3
  39. 39. Answer 3
  40. 40. Question 4Clue: Think Beatles.
  41. 41. Answer 4Portraits of people removed from the original cover art of The Beatles‟ Sgt. PeppersLonely Heart Club Band album.
  42. 42. Question 5
  43. 43. Answer 5 New York City UN Headquarters Gotham City [nickname of New York city] NYPD flag
  44. 44. Question 6
  45. 45. Answer 6  All are Hanna – Barbara Creations.
  46. 46. Mega Connect – Hit that buzzer!!!
  47. 47. Mega Connect – Solution7 Deadly Sins Wrath (Wrath of the Titans) Gluttony (World’s fattest man) Lust (Operation Lusty) Envy Pride Sloth Greed
  48. 48. Round 3 – Paint or Photoshop?―NOW WHICH IS BETTER TO EDIT THAT PROFILE PICTURE OF MINE??‖
  49. 49. Round 3 – Paint or Photoshop?  7 categories  Pick a topic and challenge another team  2 questions under each topic  10 pts. on each correct answer.  Bonus 5pts if you get both right.  No negatives.  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases
  50. 50. Choose your weapon
  51. 51. Politics - Questions  What is common between P. Chidambaram, Manmohan Singh and George Bush?  X completed his MBA in Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad. X was employed with Delhi bureau of BBC and then with General Motors for 2 years. In 2009, he was selected from Ajmer Constituency as a Member of Parliament. He remains the Youngest Person to be inducted into the Parliament. Identify X.
  52. 52. Politics - Answers  They were all victims of being Shoe-Hit during speeches. :P  Sachin Pilot
  53. 53. Movies - Questions  ID the minimal movie posters.
  54. 54. Movies - Answers
  55. 55. Sports – Questions  The Deccan Gymkhana of Pune, so named and baptised by the great Indian leader Lokmanya Tilak drafted the first ever rules and regulations for this game.  ID the person.
  56. 56. Sports – Answers  Kho Kho  Magnus Carlsen, the current World No. 1 in Chess
  57. 57. Food – Question  In a restaurant kitchen, Chef de cuisine, is the term used to denote the Executive Chef and Head Chef. What do you call the chef who is second in command?  This famous dish comes from the words ittu and aavi in Kannada means cooked by keeping in steam„ and in Tamil the words ittu and ali means the food which is cooked/baked and served. Which famous dish?
  58. 58. Food – Answer  Sous Chef  Idli 
  59. 59. Video Games – Question  Sierra Nevada Pacific Coast Redwood Forest feature in…? Palm Desert Green Valley  ID the famous video game company bearing the logo which recently went bankrupt and is now a wholly owned subsidiary Infogrames.
  60. 60. Video Games – Answer  Road Rash [the track names]  Atari
  61. 61. India – Questions  Why?  X played a major role in setting up IIM-A. As a gratitude they have named a library in his honour. X also convinced the Indian government to start an organization after the launch of Sputnik 1 by Russia. Today, we have a space centre named after him. ID X.
  62. 62. India – Answers  To disguise and protect the Taj Mahal from flying bombers during World War II.  Vikram Sarabhai.
  63. 63. Technology – Questions  ID the person on the right.  Originally called, Boot to Gecko, this project aims to bring the openness of the Web to all devices. Viewed as a threat to current mobile operating systems like Android and iOS, this project holds a lot of promise. Which project?
  64. 64. Technology – Answer  Vinod Dham – popularly, the Father of the Intel Pentium Chip.  Originally called, Boot to Gecko, this project aims to bring the openness of the Web to all devices. Viewed as a threat to current mobile operating systems like Android and iOS, this project holds a lot of promise. Which project?
  65. 65. Time for Bonus Q… Get that buzzerready…
  66. 66. Bonus Q  Living enlightenment.  Guaranteed Solutions for Lust, Fear, Worry .... Books by…?  Meditation is for You: An Introduction to the Science and Art of Meditation.  Open the door... let the breeze in!
  67. 67. Bonus Q – AnswerBooks by SwamiNithyananda :P
  68. 68. Round 4 – [Ctrl + F]WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT Y? [YEAH Y, SINCE YOU PEOPLE SEEM TOHATE THE POOR X A LOT…]
  69. 69. Round 4 – [Ctrl + F]  6 questions  Buzzer round  20 pts on direct. 10 pts if you ask for a clue. 5 pts if you ask for another clue.  No negatives. SO MAKE GUESSES!!!  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases
  70. 70. Question 1 – Teaser   urbandictionary.com defines the word Y as, ―a term used to (more often sarcastically) refer to a person as a big shot. More often, this is used in a response statement to someone bragging about himself.‖
  71. 71. Question 1 – Teaser   urbandictionary.com defines the word Y as, ―a term used to (more often sarcastically) refer to a person as a big shot. More often, this is used in a response statement to someone bragging about himself.‖  Made popular by the movie ―Boss Engira Bhaskaran‖
  72. 72. Question 1 – Teaser   urbandictionary.com defines the word Y as, ―a term used to (more often sarcastically) refer to a person as a big shot. More often, this is used in a response statement to someone bragging about himself.‖  Made popular by the movie ―Boss Engira Bhaskaran‖  Think Santhanam. :P
  73. 73. Answer 1 – Teaser   Appatakkar 
  74. 74. Question 2  Y is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots.
  75. 75. Question 2  Y is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots.  Y is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes to signify ―Welcome‖ to all, especially the Gods and Goddesses, especially during the month of Maarghazhi.
  76. 76. Question 2  Y is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots.  Y is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes to signify ―Welcome‖ to all, especially the Gods and Goddesses, especially during the month of Maarghazhi.  Y is a form of painting that is drawn traditionally using rice powder/white rock powder often using naturally/synthetically coloured powders in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and most parts of Kerala and some parts of Goa, Maharashtra, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and a few other Asian countries.
  77. 77. Answer 2  Kolam  Rangoli  And it’s other names…
  78. 78. Question 3  Y is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. Y is largely used for deep sea fishing and transportation. Though Y is a Maldivian word, the word rhymes with the Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Konkani word for Y, possibly suggesting the trade relations with Maldives.
  79. 79. Question 3  Y is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. Y is largely used for deep sea fishing and transportation. Though Y is a Maldivian word, the word rhymes with the Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Konkani word for Y, possibly suggesting the trade relations with Maldives.  Y also shares its name with a famous and iconic person associated with cricket in India.
  80. 80. Question 3  Y is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. Y is largely used for deep sea fishing and transportation. Though Y is a Maldivian word, the word rhymes with the Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Konkani word for Y, possibly suggesting the trade relations with Maldives.  Y also shares its name with a famous and iconic person associated with cricket in India.  Y also happens to be a name of a quite recent Tamil movie.
  81. 81. Answer 3  Dhoni
  82. 82. Question 4  Y was born in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. Ys father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court.
  83. 83. Question 4  Y was born in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. Ys father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court.  Y visited several cities in Japan such as Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, and some places in China and Canada en route the United States. However, to his disappointment he learnt that no one without credentials from a bona fide organisation would be accepted as a delegate. He came in contact with Professor John Henry Wright of Harvard University who invited him to speak at the university.
  84. 84. Question 4  Y was born in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. Ys father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court.  Y visited several cities in Japan such as Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, and some places in China and Canada en route the United States. However, to his disappointment he learnt that no one without credentials from a bona fide organisation would be accepted as a delegate. He came in contact with Professor John Henry Wright of Harvard University who invited him to speak at the university.  Y‟s speech at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions (which opened on 11 September 1893) at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Worlds Columbian Exposition is internationally acclaimed till today.
  85. 85. Answer 4  Swami Vivekananda
  86. 86. Question 5  Y was created by Paul Buchheit.
  87. 87. Question 5  Y was created by Paul Buchheit.  The idea for Y was brought by Rajen Sheth (popularly called ―The father of Google Apps‖) during an interview with Google.
  88. 88. Question 5  Y was created by Paul Buchheit.  The idea for Y was brought by Rajen Sheth (popularly called ―The father of Google Apps) during an interview with Google.  Y released on April 1st, 2004.
  89. 89. Answer 5  GMail
  90. 90. Question 6  Urbandictionary.com defines Y as ―A catchy phrase to accompany your clever pranks.‖ Y is also officially trademarked by Warner Bros. Inc.
  91. 91. Question 6  Urbandictionary.com defines Y as ―A catchy phrase to accompany your clever pranks.‖ Y is also officially trademarked by Warner Bros. Inc.  Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio has named a newly discovered species of Brazilian orchid bee ―Euglossa Y‖ in honour of "the clever, funny, nerd character of his favourite TV Show" because the bee had tricked scientists for some time with its similarity to other species.
  92. 92. Question 6  Urbandictionary.com defines Y as ―A catchy phrase to accompany your clever pranks.‖ Y is also officially trademarked by Warner Bros. Inc.  Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio has named a newly discovered species of Brazilian orchid bee ―Euglossa Y‖ in honour of "the clever, funny, nerd character of his favourite TV Show" because the bee had tricked scientists for some time with its similarity to other species.  His favourite TV Show is “The Big Bang Theory”.
  93. 93. Answer 6
  94. 94. Round 5 – :O―WE ACTUALLY COULDN’T THINK OF ANY NAME FOR THIS ROUND :P‖
  95. 95. Round 5 – :O  6 questions  Rules: QUIZ MASTER WILL EXPLAIN :P (Duh!)  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases
  96. 96. Question 1  What are these?
  97. 97. Answer 1  Bugdroids – the originally proposed logo for Android.
  98. 98. Question 2  First issue of…? The guy in the picture is Joseph G. Cannon, a retired Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
  99. 99. Answer 2  TIME Magazine The guy in the picture is Joseph G. Cannon, a retired Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
  100. 100. Question 3  Very recently, Hasbro, the makers of the Monopoly board game, allowed people to vote out one among the 8 tokens available in the standard set and choose a new one in, in their Facebook page. As per the results, Monopoly no longer features the Iron (it was voted out). What token was voted in, as its replacement?  A bonus of 10 pts. to any team who can give the names of all the 8 tokens..
  101. 101. Answer 3  The newly voted in token is the Cat.  Other tokens are:  Wheelbarrow  Battleship  Racecar  Thimble  Boot  Scottie Dog  Top Hat
  102. 102. Question 4  Identify this guy
  103. 103. Answer 4  John McAfee, the founder of McAfee antivirus and McAfee Inc.
  104. 104. Question 5  Vinod Khosla  Andy Bechtolsheim ???  Scott McNealy  Bill Joy
  105. 105. Answer 5  Sun Microsystems. They were the founders.
  106. 106. Question 6  The name of this clan has a legendary origin in traditional oral history and folklore, in that it is said their heroic progenitor, Fairbairn, the standard-bearer and squire to the King of Scotland, saved his master in battle.  It is said that he lifted the King onto his own horse with one arm after the Kings horse had been killed under him in battle.  The King bestowed upon him the name, by which the clan is known.  Today many people bearing the surname are famous celebrities.  What name?
  107. 107. Answer 6  Armstrong
  108. 108. Round 6 – ThemesWHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT X?
  109. 109. Round 6 – Themes  6 questions  Buzzer round  10 pts. for correct answer.  NO NEGATIVES !!!  Connect all the answers to arrive at the final theme.  Write down them and raise your hand. If you get it right, you get [25 + (5 x No. of remaining questions)] pts.  Quiz master‟s decision will be final in all cases
  110. 110. Question 1  Known by the natives as Uluru, this structure is a prominent landmark of Australia.  How do we know it better?
  111. 111. Question 2  This Autobot has the motto ―Do it with Style, or don’t bother doing it.‖  This Autobot also happens to be the smallest of all Autobots in the movie and transforms into a Pontiac Solstice GXP in the Michael Bay movie.  Which autobot?
  112. 112. Question 3  This corn based food/snack is the official state snack food of Illinois, a title which it acquired as a result of an Elementary School Project.  During the Great Depression, this was the only cheap food available and hence provided a source of income to deprived families.  It is also popular among movie lovers.  Which food?
  113. 113. Question 4  Established by Captain Sundaram in 1959, in Chennai (then Madras), this society was formally registered in 1964 under the Societies Registration Act.  It is now one of the countrys largest animal welfare organisations.  Which society?
  114. 114. Question 5  Lanthanides, Actinides and many transition metals come under this category.  Although originally called so, today the term is disputed by the IUPAC substituting the more appropriate “toxic metal”.  What term?
  115. 115. Question 6  Originating from the Late Latin contra meaning "against", used in the sense of "that which lies against, or opposite to, the view―, this term today means a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography.  Which term?
  116. 116. Let‟s look at the answers…
  117. 117. Question 1  Known by the natives as Uluru, this structure is a prominent landmark of Australia.  How do we know it better?
  118. 118. Answer 1  The Ayers Rock
  119. 119. Question 2  This Autobot has the motto ―Do it with Style, or don’t bother doing it.‖  This Autobot also happens to be the smallest of all Autobots in the movie and transforms into a Pontiac Solstice GXP in the Michael Bay movie.  Which autobot?
  120. 120. Answer 2  Jazz
  121. 121. Question 3  This corn based food/snack is the official state snack food of Illinois, a title which it acquired as a result of an Elementary School Project.  During the Great Depression, this was the only cheap food available and hence provided a source of income to deprived families.  It is also popular among movie lovers.  Which food?
  122. 122. Answer 3  Pop Corn
  123. 123. Question 4  Established by Captain Sundaram in 1959, in Chennai (then Madras), this society was formally registered in 1964 under the Societies Registration Act.  It is now one of the countrys largest animal welfare organisations.  Which society?
  124. 124. Answer 4  Blue Cross of India
  125. 125. Question 5  Lanthanides, Actinides and many transition metals come under this category.  Although originally called so, today the term is disputed by the IUPAC substituting the more appropriate “toxic metal”.  What term?
  126. 126. Answer 5  Heavy Metal
  127. 127. Question 6  Originating from the Late Latin contra meaning "against", used in the sense of "that which lies against, or opposite to, the view―, this term today means a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography.  Which term?
  128. 128. Answer 6  Country
  129. 129. Connect Answer  Rock  Jazz  Pop  Blues  Samba  Country  Music genres
  130. 130. Thank You  The Principal and The Head of the Department, for extending their greatest support.  The staff, for encouraging and helping us.  The participants, for their active participation [Pardon the pun!]  The audience, for bearing with us.  Thank You All!!! - The Mind Surf team. 
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