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  1. 1. Uploaded for: http://quizzing.in POTPOURRI OF QUESTIONS MNNIT and LBSIM QM: Avinash Mudaliar
  2. 2. Q • Whose expansion plans are these? Green represents countries with stores in operation and blue shows proposed locations
  3. 3. • IKEA
  4. 4. Q
  5. 5. Q • A trident also called a leister or gig, is a three- pronged spear. • It is used for spear fishing and was formerly also a military weapon. • Tridents are featured widely in mythical, historical and modern culture. The sea god Poseidon or Neptune is classically depicted bearing a trident. • Why does it feature in an auto quiz?
  6. 6. Q • This mark is a mandatory marking on certain products, which is required if they are placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA). By affixing this marking, the manufacturer, or its representative, or the importer assures that the item meets all the essential requirements of all applicable EU directives.What mark?
  7. 7. • The CE mark (officially CE marking) seen on most electronic goods.
  8. 8. Q • Id
  9. 9. • DC Ambierod
  10. 10. Q • Boble (bubble) in Norway, Fusca in Brazil; Coccinelle in France; Maggiolino in Italy; Sedán or Vocho in Mexico; Kever in the Netherlands; kotseng (literally, 'hunchback')/"pagong" (turtle) in the Philippines; Garbus (literally, 'Hunchback') in Poland; Brouk in Czech Republic; Carocha in Portugal. • Which automobile?
  11. 11. • Volkswagen Beetle called 'The Bug' in the U.S
  12. 12. • Where will you find this? Q
  13. 13. • Indy 500 • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex was built in 1909 as a gravel- and-tar track. The track was then paved with 3.2 million bricks, urged by principal owner Carl G. Fisher after several deaths related to the unsteady racing surface. • The term "Brickyard" is in reference to the nickname historically used for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1910. The course was paved in brick in 1909, and a one-yard strip of brick remains exposed the start/finish line.
  14. 14. Q • The address was inspired by a programming concept. When X purchased a Z in the 1980s, there was a saying: "A Z is so fast it can execute Y in under 2 seconds!". Gimme X, Y and Z.
  15. 15. • Apple, Infinite Loop and Cray X MP • Infinite Loop is a street encircling the six main buildings of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Each building has a number which corresponds to its single-digit address on the Loop, and so Apple's official mailing address is "1 Infinite Loop". • The name was inspired by the programming concept of the infinite loop. When Apple purchased a Cray X-MP in the 1980s, there was a jest saying: "A Cray is so fast it can execute an infinite loop in under 2 seconds!"
  16. 16. Q • James Ferguson was born in Wakenda, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri. After graduating, he formed and led the first industrial research group to research and attain patents in what invention?
  17. 17. • Liquid crystal Display (LCD)
  18. 18. Q • Identify the artist
  19. 19. • Nek Chand
  20. 20. Q • Located near an ancient dam from the 8th century, it is an artificial lake built in the backdrop of the Aravalli Hills with an amphitheatre shaped embankment constructed in a semicircular form. • What is this place and what is the claim to fame of this place?
  21. 21. • Surajkund, Surajkund Mela
  22. 22. Q • Identify this duo.
  23. 23. • Hanna – Barbara
  24. 24. Q • Whose bike is this?
  25. 25. • The crown prince of Dubai has already pledged to give ex-F1 racer Michael Schumacher his own man-made island called "The World", so what other man-made gift can top that as a retirement present!
  26. 26. • The Ferrari Clienti, a group of folks who buy and race classic and late model Ferrari competition cars, doesn't count any crown princes among its members, but it did manage to scrape up enough coin to commission for Schumacher his very own custom built Harley Davidson.
  27. 27. Q • I would sneak in at night from the Apple department, doing level design. Around that time, “A” had come up with a method of scrolling the EGA screen (back when computer graphics had 16 colors) smoothly… I looked over at the Nintendo we had in the corner, which had Super Mario Bros 3 on it. I said to “A”, "What if we did the first level of Super Mario...tonight?!?" “A” smiled, and said, "Let's do it!" I was busy copying the graphics, converting them into tiles, entering data to give certain tiles solidity and so on, and entering the map, tile for tile into the TED editor. At 5:30am, we finished, slapped the demo on a disk, and put in on “B’s” desk as a surprise. We went home and crashed. When we got back, “B” said he couldn't work for three hours. He said his first thought was "This is it! We are SO out of here." • What is this a description of?
  28. 28. • Tom Hall talking about the events leading up to the founding of Id Software. • “A” was John Carmack and “B” was John Romero
  29. 29. Q ? HOLII
  30. 30. • A joint venture between Future Group and Hidesign, Holii is aimed at the masses.
  31. 31. Q • What begins with this with a quote from Kepler’s ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ - • “But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? . . . Are we or they Lords of the World? . . . And how are all things made for man?
  32. 32. • War of the Worlds
  33. 33. Q • Which company is all set to launch the Indian version of this show this year?
  34. 34. Red Chillies Entertainment
  35. 35. Q • Why is a product named after the Latin word for 'before' in the news?
  36. 36. • The Latin word for 'before' or 'prior' is Prius. • A Toyota spokesperson stated that "Toyota chose this name because the Prius vehicle is the predecessor of cars to come." • Its been in the news for the recall of the third generation cars.
  37. 37. Q • It is a measurement of income inequality across a geographic area and is derived from the Lorenz curve. • Mathematically for Lorenz curve is L(x) = max(x – L(x)) • This means that the index is derived by finding the largest vertical line, which can be drawn between a Lorenz curve for perfectly even distribution (e.g. of incomes) and the measured Lorenz curve. • Theoretically the height of the rectangle surrounding the Lorenz curve is the greatest possible maximum. • Therefore dividing the found line by the height of the rectangle yields a metric between 0% and 100%. • What is this called?
  38. 38. • Robinhood index
  39. 39. Q • It is one of the top five mortgage lenders in the United Kingdom in terms of gross lending and based at Regent Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. • In 2006 the bank had moved into sub-prime lending via a deal with Lehman Brothers. Although the mortgages were sold under it's brand through intermediaries, the risk was being underwritten by Lehman Brothers. It went under public ownership from 2008. • Id the Bank.
  40. 40. • Northern Rock
  41. 41. Q • Connect
  42. 42. • Burberry • Burberry Group is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing, fragrance, and fashion accessories. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. • Swiss couple, Antoine Dorsaz, 20, and 16-year- old Anais Morand, in the ice skating pairs event in Vancouver Winter Olympics took to the ice for their long programme wearing what can only be described as 'chav-tastic' Burberry-themed costumes. • Anais sported very short shorts in the English firm's classic check, while her partner wore regular long trousers with the same design.
  43. 43. Q • MTV Networks has reported that 2.5 million songs have been downloaded by users within two months. Activision said it has sold more than 5 million new songs. It took wireless operator Sprint four months to sell 1 million songs on its over-the-air full-song download service. Metallica's "Ride the Lightning," "Blackened" and "And Justice for All" is the best-selling download. What is the cause for such rampant downloading by users?
  44. 44. • The games 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' after their creators added the feature of the users being able to add downloadable songs for the games.
  45. 45. Q • Connect
  46. 46. • Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah of Awadh served Dum Pukht to the workers to build the Bara Imambara during the famine of 1784 • Dum Pukht or slow oven has become one of the most refined forms of cooking in India and Pakistan. • Slow oven means cooking on very low flame, mostly in sealed containers, allowing the meats to cook, as much as possible, in their own juices and bone-marrow. The cuisine of Awadh is the original cuisine which introduced Dum Pukht to the world. Now it is also commonly used in other cuisines like Mughlai, Punjabi and Hyderabadi.
  47. 47. Q • In his words, "I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and — ta-da! — the ______ _______ ____ " Who about what?
  48. 48. • Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee, World Wide Web
  49. 49. Q • Connect
  50. 50. • IndiaFirst Life Insurance • IndiaFirst Life Insurance is a joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and UK's Legal & General. It is the 23rd Entrant in the Indian insurance segment
  51. 51. Audience Question • Which detective’s fictional address (from his business card) is 56B Whitehaven Mansions, Sandhurst Square, London W1, UK.
  52. 52. • Hercule Poirot
  53. 53. Uploaded for: http://quizzing.in POTPOURRI OF QUESTIONS MNNIT and LBSIM QM: Avinash Mudaliar