Transcript of "Anokha 2014 techquiz prelims with answers"
This Country was named after the
Latin name for a metal because the first
conquerors arrived in this area
following rumours of mountains made
of this metal.
Name the country.
Argentina, named after the latin word
for silver- argentum
X is an extremely lightweight, but
feature-rich software, especially
popular in India. X is owned by Y,
which is a company founded in 2004 by
Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen. Y is
also the name of the protocol that
supports software such as X. Give me X
A X is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and
Scandinavian folklore. In origin, the term X was a
generally negative synonym for a being in Norse
mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as
X dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live
together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to
human beings. Which internet terminology am I
* Question 5
The website of this tongue-in-cheek award notes : "Of
necessity, the award is usually bestowed posthumously."
But the candidate is disqualified if innocent bystanders are
killed in the process of his 1 attempt.
Previous winners of this award include :
A man who juggled live hand grenades.
Three Palestinian terrorists accidentally blown up by their
own bombs set on Palestinian daylight saving time, one
hour ahead of the local time.
A man who jumped out of a plane to film skydivers without
wearing a parachute.
The Calcutta High Court has passed an
injunction order to all ISP’s and mobile
services providers for banning website
The Indian Music Industry and
Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd are seeking a
restraint on this site.
X is a brand name used by Apple for liquid crystal
displays which they claim have a high enough pixel
density that the human eye is unable to notice
pixelation at a typical viewing distance.
The term is used for several Apple products, including
the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and MacBook Pro.
They are fictional creatures found in Gulliver’s
Swift describes them as vile and savage creatures,
filthy and with unpleasant habits, obsessed with
"pretty stones" they find by digging in mud.
Hence the term has come to mean "a crude,
brutish or obscenely coarse person".
The same shares the name with a Famous IT Giant.
Name the company.
* Question 10
Y is an entrepreneur who started a payment gateway X.
Y again started a space transport company Z.
Y was involved in the construction of the first electric
car , The Tesla Roadster.
Z was used as a location in the filming of Iron Man 2
and Y played a cameo in it.
Beethoven’s musical masterpiece, “The Symphony no
9” is 74 minutes long.
When a famous company decided to release it to the
general public, they found that they could not
accommodate it in the existing storage device.
Thus they re-mastered it to suit the length and this
change is unaltered to this day.
Name this storage device.
“The X awards honour achievements
that first make people laugh, and then
makes them think.”
They are given each year in early
October for ten unusual or trivial
achievements in scientific research.
Because the light of the flash occurs too fast for
the pupil to close, much of the very bright light
from the flash passes into the eye through the
pupil, reflects off the fundus at the back of the
eyeball and out through the pupil.
The camera records this reflected light.
The eye contains several photostable pigments
that all absorb in the short wavelength region, and
hence contribute to the ____.
Scientific explanation for what?
* Question 15
Sumant Moolgaokar, often referred to
as the architect of TELCO, have
received many national and
In which unique way, was he honoured
posthumously in 1994 by the TATA
The puzzle was first publicized in the West by the French
mathematician Édouard Lucas in 1883.
There is a history about an Indian temple in Kashi
Vishwanath which contains a large room with three
diamond needles surrounded by 64 golden disks.
Brahmin priests, acting out the command of an ancient
prophecy, have been moving these disks, in accordance
with the immutable rules of Brahma, since that time.
According to the legend, when the last move of the puzzle
will be completed, the world will end.
What’s the name of the puzzle in question?
The following are screenshots from which game
released recently on google play?
Modi run, where Modi has to run through all the states
to get votes.
* Question 20
The X Prize for Science and Technology is a science
award in India given annually by the Council of
Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable
and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in
biology, chemistry, environmental science,
engineering, mathematics, medicine and physics.
It is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary
science in India.
X is named after a former director of the CSIR. Give me
The first version of it was created for Hurricane
Katrina by a team of volunteers led by software
engineer Andrew Hogue. It is written in Python.
Name X, which was officially launched on Jan 15, 2010
and available in 47 languages till date.
Which word was chosen as the word of the year in 2012
by the American Dialect Society?
The official announcement reads- “This was the year
when the X became a ubiquitous phenomenon in
online talk,” Zimmer said. “In Y and elsewhere, X have
created instant social trends, spreading bite-sized viral
messages on topics ranging from politics to pop
* Question 25
Richard Feynman, the legendary Nobel prize winning
physicist, was once invited to tea at the Dean's house
in Princeton University.
The dean’s wife appeared with a tea pot in her white-
gloved hands. "Do you take your tea with milk or
lemon?" she asked.
He had to think about this a moment, and answered
What did her response to this bizarre answer lead to?