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The Elims of the College quiz conducted at the annual BQC event. Set and conducted by Abhinav Dasgupta, Atul Mathew and Aditya Gadre

The Elims of the College quiz conducted at the annual BQC event. Set and conducted by Abhinav Dasgupta, Atul Mathew and Aditya Gadre

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    • The College Quiz Abhinav Dasgupta | Aditya Gadre | Atul Matthew 28 April 2012 The Elims
    • Rules:~ 30 Questions~ 1 Point for each correct answer~ Questions 26-30 are starred and will be used in case ofties~ In case teams are still tied, we have a sudden deathstarting from Question 1~ Please switch off all Cellphones, tablets, PCs or any otherelectronic device that might be of help during this quiz~ QMs decision will be final and binding all that jazz The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • What was described as Heptanesia to theGreek geographer Ptolemy in 150 CE?1 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Bombay / Mumbai (city of 7 islands)A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Who is the subject of this BBC documentary?What is the "most important moment of hisworking life" ? (1/2 point each)2 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Andrew WilesTalking about cracking Fermats LastTheorem(1/2 point each)A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • In 1860, Henry Varnum Y published History of Railroadsand Canals in the United States, an attempt to compilecomprehensive information about the financial andoperational state of U.S. railroad companiesIn 1906, Luther Lee Blake founded the X Statistics Bureau,with the view to provide financial information on non-railroad companies.In 1941, they merged to become X and Ys Corp. In 1966,the company was acquired by the McGraw-Hill Companies,and now encompasses the Financial Services division.Name the company3 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Standard & Poor / S&PNo half pointsA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • This region of South Sudan gets its distinctlywestern name because of its position relative to ageographical marker. However this is oddconsidering that the southernmost point of theregion goes only up to 3 degrees N.Give me the name of the geographical marker it isnamed after.4 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The EquatorThe region is EquatoriaA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • "Hearts of Darkness" is a 1991 documentary filmabout the production of a famous movie. Usingbehind the scenes footage, and narrated by thedirectors wife, it chronicles how productionproblems including bad weather, actors healthand other issues delayed the film, increasing costsand nearly destroyed the life and career of therenowned director.Which movie?5 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Apocalypse NowA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • This place was originally called Deogiri. It wasrenamed and declared the capital of theempire by Muhammad bin Tughlaq followingwhich the entire population of Delhi wasshifted here.Name this "City of Prosperity" .6 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • DaulatabadA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Jeff Lindsay is a crime novelist who haswritten 10 novels to date. All his novelsexcept for four (Tropical Depression: A Novelof Suspense ; Dream Land: A Novel of theUFO Coverup ; Time Blender ; andDreamchild) feature the character he is mostfamous for creating.Name this character7 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • DexterA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • In Robert Heinleins "Have Spacesuit Will Travel", heincludes these prices which are actually representativeof another value. What?MERCURY $0.39VENUS $0.72EARTH $1.00MARS $1.50ASTEROIDS (assorted prices, unimportant)JUPITER $5.20SATURN $9.50URANUS $19.00NEPTUNE $30.00PLUTO $39.508 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Astronomical UnitA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins isdedicated to this author. In Memoriam _____________(1952-2001) Isnt it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?Who?9 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Douglas AdamsA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • In 1933, a collector Oscar Scheibe was sold aspecimen of a then undocumented species ofblind cave beetle.Its species name was a dedication to a headof state at the time. Despite the seeminglyinappropriate name, taxonomic conventionsuggests that the scientific names cannot bechanged, hence the name persists.Who is this named after?10 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Adolf HitlerA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Which game, developed by Leslie Scott andmarketed by Parker Brothers, derives itsname from the Swahili for "to build" ?11 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • JengaA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The FBI recently launched an Anti-Financial Fraudeducation programme. They roped in a leading Hollywoodactor for the promos. An extract of his speech:".... Our economy is increasingly dependent on the successand the integrity of the financial markets. If a deal lookstoo good to be true, it probably is. For more informationon how you can identify securities fraud, or to reportinsider trading, contact your local FBI office"Which actor?12 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Michael Douglas , who played Gordon Gekkoin Wall StreetA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • “To order or command” (Latin) “I torture” (Latin) “Disappear like the word” (Aramaic)What, specifically, are being referred to?13 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The unforgivable curses in Harry PotterA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • From Asterix and the Gladiator. Tribute to whichpainting?14 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The Raft of the MedusaA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Identify this actor making his debut in a cultAmerican TV Show.15 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Omi Vaidya of 3 Idiots fameA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • On his 72nd birth anniversary (14 March 1951), thephotographer Arthur Sasse was trying to persuadehim to smile for the camera. However, sick ofhaving smiled for photographers all day, our mandecided to do something completely different.What resulted is one of the most widelyreproduced photographs in history, with theoriginal being auctioned in 2009 at $74,324.Which photograph?16 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • This word meaning temporary / semi-permanent military or police quarters isderived from the French word meaningcorner or district.In South Asia, the term also describespermanent military stations.What word?17 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • CantonmentA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • This cartoon by E.P. Unnyin The Indian Express isa take on the title of the1959 movie that launchedthe career of this yearsDada Saheb Phalkeawardee.What does Unny call thisbeacon of Journalism ofCourage?18 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • What song did this tune "inspire"?19 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Pyar ki Pungi/ Pungi Song from Agent VinodA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Discovered by William Gregor in 1791, this metal –the 9th most abundant in the Earth’s crust – findsample usage in aviation and marine technology,largely on account of its resistance to corrosionand tensile strength.That apart, we see it used for a specific purpose incricket and its name (just the name – not the metalitself) as a significant brand in the electronicpayments industry.Name the metal.20 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • TitaniumA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • What you hear is an extract of BeethovensWellingtons Victory.This tune, originally composed the night afterthe Battle of Malplaquet in 1709, was used torepresent the French defeat in thecomposition.What song?21 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • For he’s a jolly good fellowA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • In which town would you find the only temple inIndia dedicated to Krishnas consort Satyabhama?The temple was established by one Kondama Raju.22 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Puttaparthi - Kondama Raju was thegrandfather of Sathyanarayana Raju, a.k.a.Sathya Sai BabaA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • These ships have certain traits most normal shipslack: a strengthened hull, a particular shapedesigned for penetration, and much more powerthan normal ships to overcome the resistancefaced in travelling.In corporate jargon, the name by which these shipsare called also refers to introductory events intraining or similar programs to help people get toknow each other and buy into the purpose of theevent.What term?23 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Ice breakerA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • On which in-the-news organizations websitewould you read this?WE ARE A GLOBAL MOVEMENTWe are storytellers, activists and everyday peoplewho use the power of media to inspire young peopleto help end the longest running armed conflict inAfrica. We make documentaries, tour them aroundthe world, and lobby our nation’s leaders to makeending this conflict a priority.24 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Invisible Children - in the news because ofKony 2012No Points for Kony / Kony 2012 or any othervariants.We specifically asked for the organisation.A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The native Ngai Tahu name for this city isKaraitiana, which is a transliteration of theEnglish word Christian. The name by whichwe know it was suggested in 1848 by John R.Godley, who wanted to name the city afterthe college he attended at Oxford University.Which religious city am I talking about?25 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • ChristchurchA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • In 2009, The Mirror carried a column on the 10 greatest winning streaks insporting history. The inclusions were:1. Jahangir Khan’s 555 squash matches2. Esther Vergeer’s 250 sets and 354 games won in wheelchair tennis3. Australia winning 16 Test cricket matches4. Arsenal winning 14 Premier League matches in 20025. 122 races won by Ed Moses from 1977 to 19876. Julio Cesar Chavez’s 88 boxing bouts7. _____________________________8. 55 races won by the Puerto Rican thoroughbred Camarero9. Rafael Nadal’s 81 clay court victories10. Sir Steve Redgrave being unbeaten in 5 consecutive Olympic GamesThe controversy that ensued was largely on account of No.7, which a lot of criticspanned as an achievement not determined entirely by the individual / team’sefforts.So, what did The Mirror call the 7th greatest winning streak of all time? Thestreak, may we add, is unbroken even today.26 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Undertaker 20 – 0 at WrestlemaniaA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Since 2008, This community has been sending thePrime Minister (MMS) postcards with a ratherunusual demand - a dedicated 24 hourDoordarshan TV channel of their own.They argue that it is the only language among the22 listed in the Eighth Schedule of theConstitution without a DD channel of its own.MP Ram Jethmalani has also written to the I&Bministry with the same demand.Community or Language?27 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • SindhiA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • According to a legend, an invading Norse army wasattempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottisharmys encampment. During this operation,onebarefoot Norseman had the misfortune to stepupon this flowering plant, causing him to cry out inpain, thus alerting the Scots to the presence of theNorse invaders.This plant also serves as the logo of a 244 year oldcompany that was in the news recently.Plant? Company? (1/2 point each)28 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Thistle / Encyclopedia Britannica (1/2 pointeach)A The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • The avant garde (not to be confused with our QM)art movement founded by Asger Oluf Jorn fromDenmark, Christian Dotremont, from Belgium ,Karel Appel, Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys andGuillaume Cornelis Beverloo from the Netherlands,is not named for any creatures but in honour of thecapitals of the home countries of the founders.Name this art movement.29 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • COBRACOpenhagen, BRussels, AmsterdamA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • What is being represented?30 The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul
    • Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 centuriesA The College Quiz Abhinav | Aditya | Atul