Inter- college quiz at Army Institute of Technology-Prelims
ARMY INSTITUTEOF TECHNOLOGYINTER-COLLEGE QUIZ PRELIMS ANSWERS
INSTRUCTIONS• The prelims contain 30 questions.• Questions 21-30 are ‘*’ marked and will be used to resolve ties.• Sudden Death to be used, in case of a tie in number of correct ‘*’ marked questions.• All questions have one or two word answers.• Teams found solving the quiz through unfair means would be disqualified.• Part Points on QM’s discretion• No negatives throughout the prelims.• Top 6 qualify
1)• It is derived from the Greek word “__“, which may be translated as "not drunken".• __X__ was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it.• According to a 16th century French poem, Dionysus, the god of intoxication, of wine, and grapes was pursuing a maiden named __ , who refused his affections. She prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone.• Humbled by her desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, thereby changing the colour of the crystal to what we know it today .
4)• After graduating from Montclair High School in 1946, __X__ turned down a full scholarship offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.• The nickname “__Y__" originated in childhood: the younger of his two elder sisters mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer", and this was shortened to __Y__, which he later made it his legal first name in 1988
7) • The gentleman on the left is H.N. Bahuguna, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. • He contested against __X__ in the 1984 parliamentary elections from Allahabad constituency, and lost by approximately 1,87,000 votes. • __X__??
8)__X__??(No points for _Y__)• “Young ____” is a series of five young adult spy novels by Charlie Higson featuring __X__- an iconic literary character, created by __Y__.• The series depicts __X__ a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College in the 1930s. The series was originally planned to include only five novels; however, after the release of the fifth novel, a second series was considered by Higson as a possibility.• Since the release of the first novel in 2005, the series has become very successful and has led to further works including games, a graphic novel and even a supplemental travel guide.
10)• Although predominantly used in South-Asian cuisine, __X__ is used in several foreign countries as well.• Egyptians make a product called samna baladi, identical to __X__ in terms of process and result.• In Ethiopia, niter kibbeh is made and used in much the same way as __X__, but with spices added during the process that result in a distinctive taste. Moroccans take this one step further, aging spiced __X__ for months or even years, resulting in a product called smen.• In northeastern Brazil, an unrefrigerated butter very similar to __X__, called manteiga-de-garrafa(butter-in-a-bottle) or manteiga-da- terra (butter of the land), is common.• Among pastoralist communities in East Africa, __X__ and flocculated byproducts , were traditionally used as cooking oil.
12) • The image is of “Crossroads Centre”- a rehabilitation facility in Antigua. • It was founded in 1999 by __X__ , a musician who himself suffered with drug addiction throughout his career. • __X__??
14)Who??• After leaving school, __X__ considered joining the Indian Army and spent a few months hiking in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal.• __X__ led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on a personal watercraft or jet ski, taking about 30 days, to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and entered the Guinness Book of Records, as the youngest from the nation, at 23, to summit Mount Everest.• __X__ claimed to have broken a new world record by flying a Parajet paramotor over the Himalayas, higher than Mount Everest. __X__ took off from 4,400 metres (14,500 ft), 8 miles south of the mountain and eventually reached 9,000 metres (29,500 ft), almost 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) higher than the previous record of 6,102 metres (20,019 ft).• While __X__ initially planned to cross over Everest itself, the permit was only to fly to the south of Everest, and he did not traverse Everest out of risk of violating Chinese airspace.• __X__ set a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest continuous indoor freefall.
15)• “Operation Cactus” was a military operation conducted by the Indian Army in 1988, to carry out rescue efforts in the country __X__.• A coup détat was attempted by the rebels, with assistance from the armed mercenaries of a Tamil secessionist organisation from Sri Lanka, the Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), to overthrow the __X __ government.• Name the country?
17)__X__??(No points for _Y__)• As the years progressed, __X__s behaviour became more erratic, unpredictable, and outspoken. After the United Kingdom broke off all diplomatic relations with his regime in 1977, __X__ declared he had defeated the British and conferred on himself the decoration of CBE (Conqueror of the British Empire).• His full self-bestowed title ultimately became: "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor __X__ , VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and __Y__ in Particular", in addition to his officially stated claim of being the uncrowned King of Scotland.• He was not a recipient of a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) or a Military Cross (MC). He conferred a doctorate of law on himself from Makerere University, and the Victorious Cross (VC) was a medal made to emulate the British Victoria Cross.
18)• “.me” is the Internet country code top-level domain for country __X__ , which had declared its independence on 3rd June 2006.• After it had gained independence, it replaced the “.yu” country code.• In 2008 in terms of the number of web pages indexed by Google among all TLDs, “.me” sites have enjoyed the fastest growth with more than 50% a month.• Name the country __X__, which has registered this TLD.
21*)__X__??(No points for __Y__)• “The __X__ principle” refers to a 1990s satirical observation by cartoonist __Y__ stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management, in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing.• __Y__ explained the principle in a 1995 Wall Street Journal article.• He then expanded his study of “The __X__ principle” in a satirical 1996 book of the same name, which is required or recommended reading at some management and business programs.• In the book, __Y__ writes that, in terms of effectiveness, use of the principle is akin to a band of gorillas choosing an alpha- squirrel to lead them. The book has sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 43 weeks.
23*)• Bhagwat Jha __ was a member of Lok Sabha and the chief minister of Bihar from 14 February 1988 to 10 March 1989.• He took active part in the Quit India movement in 1942, where was hit by a bullet in his leg.• His son was a part of the Indian squad that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and is now a Member of Parliament.• Name the son??
24*)• The __X__ has been used as a political symbol of Ireland for centuries. Its origin is lost in the mists of time, but from the evidence of the ancient oral and written literature, it has been present in one form or another since at least the 6th century or before.• According to tradition, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland , played the __X__, as did many of the gentry in the country during the period of the Gaelic Lordship of• In traditional Gaelic society every clan and chief of any consequence would have a resident __X__ player who would compose eulogies and elegies , in honour of the leader and chief men of the clan.• __X__ was adopted as a symbol of the Kingdom of Ireland on the coinage from 1542, and in the Royal Standard of King James in 1603 and continued to feature on all English and United Kingdom Royal Standards ever since, though the styles of the __X__ depicted differed in some respects.• The __X__ is also traditionally used on the flag of Leinster, a province in the east of Ireland.
25*)• Although rarely used in actual fighting today, __X__ has remained popular as a combat sport and is often showcased during Sikh festivals.• Since Indias independence from colonial rule, it has been managed and promoted in India by the “Punjab __X__ Association” and the “__X__ Federation of India”. The latter organization formulated and standardized rules and regulations for __X__ as a sport, and provided training through seminars, workshops and camps under the new rules.• The Punjab Education Department has introduced __X__ into the school sports calenders in the state, while the School Games Federation Of India also incorporated it into the 56th national school games calendar 2011- 2012.• To promote and popularise the art outside India, “the Asian __X__ Federation”, “Commonwealth __X__ Federation” and “International __X__ Federation” have also been constituted.• Competitions are held annually during a sporting event in the rural Indian city of Kila Raipur, and the Sikh community of Malaysia often holds demonstrations during certain festivals.
26*)The following are the disambiguation of a 2 word term, which is known to us in a completely different context. The term??• A Linux software management tool• A Belgian house/electronica production act• A community in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Canada• A part of the storyline in the Greek tragedy Agamemnon, from the trilogy The Oresteia, by Aeschylus (458 BC)• A United Airlines airport lounge• Echis pyramidum aliaborri, a viper species known as the __X__ viper• Xanthorhoe decoloraria, a moth commonly known as __X__
27*)What are these the odds for (As of 11th Feb 2013)??NAME ODDSFrancis Arinze of Nigeria 7-4Peter Turkson of Ghana 2-1Marc Ouellet of Canada 5-1Angelo Scola of Italy 8-1Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras 10-1
28*)• The late broadcaster Andrés Montes is generally credited with coining and popularizing the phrase __X__ during his television commentary for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, although the term was already in colloquial use in Spanish football and may originate with Javier Clemente.• The phrases origin may be or derived from a juggling toy named __X__ in Spanish (clackers in English).