Sci-Tech quiz 2


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Sci-Tech quiz 2

  1. 1. First awarded in 2008 as a prize in Mathematics, this prize was extended to four other scientific categories from 2009 (two prizes are awarded under the Social Sciences segment, making it 6 laureates per year). It is meant to reward and encourage high quality scientific research by Indians; the prize includes a fifty lakh rupees award.You see the winners of 2011 above. The name of the prize comes from the corporate entity that has instituted this. Which entity?
  2. 2. The Infosys Prize
  3. 3. The 1980 Moscow Olympics was heavily boycotted by Western countries, and so this countrys womens hockey team received a 11th hour call up to join 5 other teams. (This was also the first time womens hockey featured in the Olympics.) To everyones surprise, they remained undefeated and won the gold.This team was led by Ann Grant, who later also coached the English womens hockey team. She was from a sporting family, with her brothers also having represented their nation at another sport. One of these brothers also has an Indian connection.Which country and who is the grumpy brother?
  4. 4. Zimbabwe and Duncan Fletcher
  5. 5. René Laennec
  6. 6. Stethescope
  7. 7. With respect to ICC World Cup finals, what do these statistics represent:England: 9 appearancesWest Indies: 5 appearancesPakistan: 3India, New Zealand, Australia: 1 each
  8. 8. Number of times umpires from these countries officiated in the finals
  9. 9. Who?“‘No, as a matter of fact, it deflects water away from my mouth, allows my rear end to rise and makes me bullet-shaped in the water..”
  10. 10. Mark Spitz
  11. 11. Winners of what?
  12. 12. Google Science Fair 2011
  13. 13. What word, meaning “Free” in Italian, is used to refer to a player specialized in defensive skills in volleyball and also a versatile center back in football?
  14. 14. Libero
  15. 15. In ice hockey, what two-word term is used to describe the situation where one team gets a player sent off for a foul, and the other team holds a numerical advantage?
  16. 16. Power Play
  17. 17. Right caught left!
  18. 18. This is actually Thomas Edisons last breath. Henry Ford asked Edisons son to catch it
  19. 19. What do the big boys play?
  20. 20. Ad for Day/Night cricket by TerryPacker for his world series cricket
  21. 21. Hello whats this?
  22. 22. First Iphone. Apple later got the rights for this.
  23. 23. Meme me !
  24. 24. FML
  25. 25. Blank?
  26. 26. Lord of the Rings
  27. 27. “Trainee, Intermediate, Captain, Honor, Championship” and “B level, A level, AA level, Honor level and Evans scholar” are two alternative ranking systems used in which profession?
  28. 28. Caddying
  29. 29. What term in sports, say X, came into being because of the analogy with botany where the X might grow into a top rank at the end of that tournament, or might instead wither away?
  30. 30. Seed/Seeding