conQUIZtadors - Prelims Questions

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Questions from the written preliminary round of a general quiz context 'conQUIZtadors' that I conducted at work.

Questions from the written preliminary round of a general quiz context 'conQUIZtadors' that I conducted at work.

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  • 1. conQUIZtadors Prelims
  • 2. RULES• 25 questions• Write your names on the top of the sheet• Write the question number followed by the answer in each line• Inbuilt tie-breaker questions (Indicated by *)• Top 5 teams make it to the finals• No negative marking.. You are encouraged to guess.• No laptops and smartphones• Decisions of the quizmaster are final and binding 
  • 3. 1Founded in 1984 by Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack, Company X became the world’smost valuable company with a market cap. of $500 billion for a brief duration in lateMarch 2000.Current board members include Carol Bartz and Jerry Yang (from Yahoo!)Identify X
  • 4. 2*Identify this vehicle.
  • 5. 3*To ensure 100% purity, every bottle of ABSOLUT vodka iswashed with this liquid before the vodka is filled into it.What is this liquid?
  • 6. 4What’s the funda?
  • 7. 5X is the world’s 2nd largest optical storage mediamanufacturer and supplies to the world’s top dozenbrands. This company was founded in New Delhi in 1983.75% of its revenues come from exports.Identify X
  • 8. 6The movie Manthan, by Shyam Benegal is based onwhich famous revolution in modern India?
  • 9. 7The seeds of this plant was originally consumed by the Aztecs(central American natives) as a drink on special occasions.These seeds were also used as currency and tributes among theAztec states.In 1502, the Spanish invasion to central America resulted inChristopher Columbus discovering this amazing food which laterbecame a regular delicacy in Spanish courts.Sugar was mixed to make it taste better.What are we talking about?
  • 10. 8Identify the landmark in the center of this satellite map
  • 11. 9Nepals telecom company Ncell recently brought 3Gcellphone coverage to a place that is 8848m above sealevel. Where exactly?
  • 12. 10Identify the word which is one of the latest additions toEnglish dictionaries and which indicates the meaning“laid off due to outsourcing, esp. outsourcing to India orother parts of Asia”
  • 13. 11Which government service is absent from the states ofMeghalaya, Sikkim, and Union Territories of Andaman andNicobar Islands and Lakshadweep?
  • 14. 12*The logo for this product shows one and a half glasses ofmilk pouring into it and forming it, reflecting companyclaims that one and a half glasses of full cream milk gointo the making of one pound of this product.Which product?
  • 15. 13Which famous Indian sportsman is named after afamous Bollywood Music Director?
  • 16. 14Connect
  • 17. 15*X is an Australian journalist and computer programmervery much in the news for his efforts in ‘whistleblowing’.He won the 2010 Amnesty International Media Awardand Readers Choice nomination for TIME Magazine 2010Person of the year.Who is X?
  • 18. 16 Identify the logosGet the connect for an additional point
  • 19. 17In 1952, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wasconcerned that Indian women were spendingprecious foreign exchange money on beautyproducts.He then initiated JRD Tata to launch an Indianbeauty product company.Which company?
  • 20. 18Widely regarded as the greatest English novelistfrom India, his style of prose is extremely simple,and so are most of the characters he has created.He had an equally talented cartoonist brother, whowas an icon by himself.Name the novelist.
  • 21. 19This chess legend was rated World #1 in 1984 and heremained the top rated player in the world for over 20years (1984 - 2005) except for a short period in 1996.He was recently in the news for being arrested outside aMoscow court.Identify the legend.For one additional point, identify the computer thatbeat him in 1997.
  • 22. 20Recognize the voice?
  • 23. 21Which Hollywood movie won all the Oscars it wasnominated for?It also has a record of winning the most Oscar awards.
  • 24. 22
  • 25. 23Identify the movie
  • 26. 24What phenomenon?
  • 27. 25NASA Astronaut Marsha S. Ivins placed the first-ever IPphone call from the international space station onFebruary 10, 2001 via her ThinkPad laptop.What technology made this possible?