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  • 1. Guest Quiz By Roushan Dehury
  • 2. 1.
    • In this type of economy, an article on which was written by Cornell University employee Larry Blume,there is only one person who produces coconut from his labour and he himself is the target consumer. He is an entrepreneur who owns a coconut firm, and a consumer who eats coconuts. In a market, the consumer will sell his labour to the firm. He will also own the firm, and so be entitled to its profits. With this income he will buy coconuts. The market sets prices for coconuts and labour at which these exchanges will take place. Which economy?
  • 3.  
  • 4. Ans.
    • Robinson Crusoe economy
  • 5. 2.
    • In the United States, protest votes are often made in order to indicate dissatisfaction with the candidates presented on a particular ballot, or to highlight the inadequacies of a particular voting procedure. Since most states' electoral systems do not provide for blank balloting or a choice of "None of the Above", most protest votes are entered as write-in votes. A peculiar phenomenon was observed post 1950s when most write-in votes had X written and it is often joked that X is a constant runner for Presidentship of USA. Identify X.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Ans.
    • Mickey Mouse
  • 8. 3.
    • Botanist Robert Wight is credited with discovering this location.The Britishers named the area ________ _________ because of a perceived absence of noisy Cicadas. Another story attributes the name to the anglicisation of Sairandhri. A third story, refers to the presence there of many Lion-Tailed Macaques. Fill the blanks.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Ans.
    • Silent Valley National Park
  • 11. 4.
    • When Laxmi Merchant, the sister of the Indian opening batsman Vijay Merchant, went to get X's autograph, X scanned through her book for a suitable page, eventually settling upon one containing the names of the 1933-34 MCC touring party. Captained by Douglas Jardine, the team included the Yorkshire slow left-armer Hedley Verity and the Essex all-rounder Stan Nichols. The party had 16 members. To their list of numbered signatures was now appended: "17. X".Identify X.
  • 12.  
  • 13. Ans.
    • Mahatma Gandhi
  • 14. 5.
    • According to one version, it was made by the architect of gods,Vishvakarman.Viswakarman's daughter Sanjana was married to Surya, the Sun God. Due to the Sun's blazing light and heat, she was unable to go near the Sun. She complained to her father about this. Viswakarman took the Sun and made him shine less so that his daughter would be able to hug the Sun. The left over Sun "dust" was collected by Viswakarman and he made three things out of it. The first one was the Pushpaka Vimana, the second was the Trishula(Trident) of Lord Shiva. What was the third.?
  • 15.  
  • 16. Ans.
    • Sudarshan Chakra
  • 17. 6.
    • This fish is selected because of its relatively small size and its agile movement,wagging its tail and fins as it moves along. The fisheries department produces around 100,000 of these for an annual occasion. Name the fish or the occasion.
  • 18.  
  • 19. Ans.
    • Murrel fish used for asthma cure in Hyderabad by Bathini Goud family
  • 20. 7.
    • This is Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian. He was involved in a notable incident in 1911 due to which he was hailed as a hero in his homeland of Italy while he was vilified in another nation where the incident took place. What did he do?
  • 21.  
  • 22. Ans. He was an employee of the Louvre museum and stole the Monalisa painting and brought it back to Italy and after being caught he proclaimed that the rightful place of Monalisa was in Italy.
  • 23. 8.
    • An article in the New York Times, from October 1988, explains the appearance of the word:
    • "We should not be surprised by the appearance of _______; the idea of a working surface on the _______ dates back to 1804 with _______. The current combination has the added advantage of consonance, which is the technique of repeating a consonant sound -such as the m as in time frame, or dim sum. Which word?
  • 24.  
  • 25. Ans.
    • Laptop
  • 26. 9.
  • 27.  
  • 28. Ans.
  • 29. 10.
    • The mass of how many Ford Mustangs is equal to the mass of the water in the Atlantic Ocean?
    • How many hairs are on your head?
    • How many cells are there in the human body?
    • How many water balloons will it take to fill the school gymnasium?
    • These are estimation problems designed to teach dimensional analysis, approximation, and the importance of clearly identifying one's assumptions. Named after X, such problems typically involve making justified guesses about quantities that seem impossible to compute given limited available information. Identify X.
  • 30.  
  • 31. Ans.
    • Fermi problems after Enrico Fermi,who estimated the strength of the atomic bomb detonated at the Trinity test, based on the distance traveled by pieces of paper dropped from his hand during the blast.Fermi's estimate of 10 kilotons of TNT was remarkably close to the now-accepted value of around 20 kilotons.
  • 32. 11.
  • 33.  
  • 34. Ans.
    • All insured their body parts from Lloyd’s insurance, London. Keith Richards’ fingers, Brooke Shields’ legs and Celine vocal cords.
  • 35. 12.
    • During a movie shoot, X was slapped hard by actor Bhagwan Dada, which resulted in facial paralysis and a burst in a left eye vein, and even after three years of treatment, there was no improvement in the condition.This resulted in X moving from lead roles to character roles.Identify X.
  • 36.  
  • 37. Ans.
  • 38. 13.
    • This is a movie adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, Man Who Laughs, originally published in April 1869. The working title for this book was On the King's Command and was written while Hugo was living in the Channel Islands, having been exiled from his native France due to the controversial political content of his previous novels. What is the contribution of this movie to Hollywood and related literature?
  • 39.  
  • 40. Ans.
  • 41. 14. This nation's tourism agency decided to boost the nation's tourism by offering to rent out the nation to businesses and other organizations for conference hosting, weddings, or other such events. It estimated costs at $375 a person, but it has to cater for no fewer than 450 people. Therefore, the minimum cost was approximately $170,000. This resulted in the nation being awarded the Ig Nobel Prize in Economics in 2003. Which nation?
  • 42.  
  • 43. Ans.
    • Leichtenstein
  • 44. 15.
    • Peter Heine Nielsen of Denmark, Surya Sekhar Ganguly,Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan and Wojtasek from Poland.
  • 45.  
  • 46. Ans. Vishwanathan Anand’s team of seconds
  • 47. 16.
    • It is a multi-layered whole wheat bread with melted butter, baked in the tandoor. It is called so because of the ring shaped layers created in the process of making the dough ball. To get its right texture, dough is rolled, made into a rope and re-rolled thrice and then cooked. This versatile flat bread pairs with almost any lentil, vegetable or meat preparation.What?
  • 48.  
  • 49. Ans.
    • Lacchha Paratha
  • 50. 17.
    • At the University of Heidelberg in 1852,Robert X along with the university’s talented mechanic, Peter Desaga, constructed a prototype. The X/Desaga design succeeded and by 1855, Desaga had made fifty prototypes for X's students. X published a description two years later, and since then the prototype has become an integral part of scientific education. Identify X or his invention.
  • 51.  
  • 52. Ans.
  • 53. 18.
    • Samuel Augustus _______ was a Texas lawyer, politician, land baron and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. A commonly used word derives from his surname due to the fact that he refused to brand his cattle unlike his fellow ranchers. The word please?
  • 54.  
  • 55. Ans.
    • Maverick
  • 56. 19.
    • An annual event since 1996 at the Oulu Music Video Festival in Oulu, Finland, the contest was originally coined as a joke, meant only to be a side attraction for the music video festival.
    • 2007 Ozzy Osbourne: I Don't Wanna Stop
    • 2006 Lordi: Who's Your Daddy
    • 2005 Green Day: American Idiot
    • 2004 The Hives: Walk Idiot Walk
    • 2003 The Darkness: Get Your Hands Off of My Woman
    • 2002 The Strokes: Last Nite
    • 2001 Weezer: Hash Pipe
    • 2000 Motörhead: Ace of Spades
    • 1999 Guns'n Roses: Locomotive
    • 1998 Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way
    • 1997 Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
    • 1996 Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water
  • 57.  
  • 58. Ans.
    • World Air Guitar Championships
  • 59. 20.
    • The man on the telephone says, "You just better start sniffin your own rank subjugation Jack, 'cause it's just you and your tattered libido, the bank and the mortician, forever man and it wouldn't be luck if you could get out of life alive." What is being talked about?
  • 60.  
  • 61. Ans.
    • Knocking On Heaven’s Door by Guns’ n Roses
  • 62. 21.
    • This is Bernd Maylander. He once led more laps than everybody at 2006 Australian GP except winner Fernando Alonso. What is his claim to fame in Formula One?
  • 63.  
  • 64. Ans.
    • He is the Official driver of the Formula One Safety Car.
  • 65. 22.
    • The rights of which two famous iconic and almost generic products were forfeited under the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 after World War1 ?
  • 66.  
  • 67. Ans.
    • Heroin and Aspirin by Bayer of Germany.
  • 68. 23.
    • This event whipped up mass hysteria of a shocking proportion in the nation. The one involved had this to say "I was waiting for phone calls and when the first bell rang I knew I had done it... but I always thought people would feel sad and sleep over it and forget about it the next day. But what happened came as a complete surprise". Numerous letters were written to the one, some written in blood, and some letters with the promise from the writers that they would abstain from eating sweets all their life. What event?
  • 69.  
  • 70. Ans.
    • Death of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
  • 71. 24.
    • It is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen and was once a dominant exporter of coffee. All ships entering the Red Sea were required to halt here and pay duty on their cargoes. Which city?
  • 72.  
  • 73. Ans.
  • 74. 25.
    • The Ravers Clavers group's leader is Ding Dong (real name Kemar Ottey), a former DJ, and one among the group is Overmars (real name Marlon Hardy). They are credited with being the creators behind this and achieved recognition only when somebody more famous adopted this creation. What is being talked about?
  • 75.  
  • 76. Ans.
    • Nuh Linga dance performed by Usain Bolt at the Beijing Olympics.
  • 77. 26.
    • Mr.Harpal Singh,a resident of Delhi's Green Park and a former Indian Airlines employee, was informed by Rajiv Gandhi, then a pilot with Indian Airlines,that he had won the lottery. A sum of Rs 47,500 was involved and he became an overnight celebrity. What resulted out of the lottery?
  • 78.  
  • 79. Ans.
  • 80. 27.
  • 81.  
  • 82. Ans.
    • Fatima Ali Jinnah, sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who once described the sari as being unpatriotic
  • 83. 28.
    • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,when on a visit to this state in 1952,was a witness to an impromptu occasion of this event. It was the first time this event was performed at such an important occasion. Pandit Nehru was so thrilled with what he witnessed that he donated in kind so that the event could be an annual one and to this day restores the Pandit Nehru link. Which event?
  • 84.  
  • 85. Ans.
    • Nehru Trophy Boat Race
  • 86. 29.
    • Once upon a time, in the centre of the large node on Esplanade Road, Bombay, stood a statue of King Edward VIII astride a black horse, or a “_____ ______” in Hindi.Connect this information to a district in South Mumbai.
  • 87.  
  • 88. Ans.
    • Kala Ghoda. Kala Ghoda Art Festival is named after it.
  • 89. 30.
    • This was the result of the Ernesto Miranda v Arizona state case. In 1963, Ernesto Miranda, an accused criminal was brought in for questioning and he readily confessed to his crime in the presence of policemen. At the trial, Miranda's lawyer tried to get the confession thrown out, but the motion was denied. Undeterred the lawyer moved the Supreme Court and in 1966, the case came in front of the Supreme Court. The Court gave the verdict in Miranda's favour. What was the outcome of the Court's verdict?
  • 90.  
  • 91. Ans.
    • You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.
  • 92. 31.
  • 93.  
  • 94. Ans.
    • Deep Purple’s Smoke on the water inspiration. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were performing at the Casino in Montrieux, Geneva when someone accidentally threw a lighted flare at the ceiling and the Casino caught fire. The 2’nd image shows the Casino on fire.
  • 95. 32.
  • 96.  
  • 97. Ans.
  • 98. 33.
    • During 1933, X tried to intervene in a brawl between a shopkeeper and customer, but before he could, the shopkeeper became so enraged that he lost his composure for a moment and accused his customer of being "a peace treaty". X was struck by the use of these words by the shopkeeper and an idea hit upon him which he later adopted. Identify X and the idea.
  • 99.  
  • 100. Ans.
    • X: George Reme or Hergé and Captain Haddock's use of "irrelevant insults" where in the Captain used strange or esoteric words that were not actually offensive.
  • 101. 34.
    • In 1862, Reverend Charles, Reverend Robinson Duckworth, Lorina Charlotte,X Pleasance, and Edith Mary rowed in a boat up the River Thames from Folly.What was the outcome of the trip?
  • 102.  
  • 103. Ans.
    • Alice Pleasance Liddell - Alice in Wonderland
  • 104. 35.
    • This company was formed in 1993 with the purchase of all rights and assets of audio and speaker technologies from the Hughes Aircraft Company. It has /had presence in audio technology licensing,semiconductors,original Internet programming. But it is ubiquitous because of its most famous invention. Where would you find it?
  • 105.  
  • 106. Ans.
    • SRS Wow effects of Windows Media Player.
  • 107. 36.
    • What is calculated, more credibly, using the following formula:
    • w=(Rv + Cm)/(v + m) where:
    • w= weighted approval
    • R = a numerical average varying from from 0 to 10
    • v = number of votes
    • m = minimum votes required
    • C = the mean vote across the whole report
  • 108.  
  • 109. Ans.
    • IMDB list of Top 250 movies.
  • 110.
  • 111. 1.
  • 112.  
  • 113. Ans.
    • Humphrey Bogart
  • 114. 2.
  • 115.  
  • 116.