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Inter IIIT General Quiz Finals, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur


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Finals of X-Quiz Me, The Inter-IIIT General Quiz, hosted by PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur.
Date : 24th March, 2016
Venue : PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)
Quiz Masters : Ameya Datar and Anuj Tiwari.

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Inter IIIT General Quiz Finals, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur

  1. 1. X-Quiz Me INTER IIIT GenQuiz FINALS By Ameya Datar Anuj Tiwari
  2. 2. RULES! Round Specific! Will be told as we proceed with the Rounds. Total of 5 rounds 2
  3. 3. “Again, Quiz master is my lord and I shall listen to him and him only and he shall decide the fate of my answers
  4. 4. FINALS! Let the game begin! May the force be with you! 4
  6. 6. RULES! ROUND 1: Written Round “Explain a movie plot badly” - 6 questions. - Each question carries 5 marks - Extra 10 marks for answering all the 6 questions. 7
  7. 7. Example 1: A lot of people took ice-bucket challange. Didn't go too well in this case. 8
  8. 8. Answer Titanic 9
  9. 9. Example 2: NASA's project manager comes back to his village in India, and dies getting his visa renewal. 10
  10. 10. Answer Swades 11
  11. 11. 1. An uncle kills a child's father, so a pig and a really big rat help him get his revenge. 12
  12. 12. 2. A man gatecrashes weddings and classrooms for free food and education. Motivates his sidekicks to ditch college. 13
  13. 13. 3. Shh! I'm not supposed to talk about it. 14
  14. 14. 4. A miserable billionaire terrorises mentally ill man. 15
  15. 15. 5. A teen boy's body changes and he discovers he can shoot a white sticky liquid from his body. Then he takes photograph of himself doing that. 16
  16. 16. 6. Teacher takes too much drugs and starts seeing his dead girlfriend and gets 3 students expelled. 17
  17. 17. Answers! 18
  18. 18. 1. An uncle kills a child's father, so a pig and a really big rat help him get his revenge. 19
  19. 19. 2. A man gatecrashes weddings and classrooms for free food and education. Motivates his sidekicks to ditch college. 20
  20. 20. 3. Shh! I'm not supposed to talk about it 21
  21. 21. 4. A miserable billionaire terrorises mentally ill man. 22
  22. 22. 5. A teen boy's body changes and he discovers he can shoot a white sticky liquid from his body. Then he takes photograph of himself doing that 23
  23. 23. 6. Teacher takes too much drugs and starts seeing his dead girlfriend and gets 3 students expelled. 24
  24. 24. AUDIENCE QUESTION -1 “ I've always liked penguins, and when I was in Canberra a few years ago I went to the local zoo. There they had a ferocious penguin that bit me and infected me with a little known disease called Penguinitis. Penguinitis makes you stay awake at nights just thinking about penguins and feeling great love towards them.” What resulted due to someone’s Penguinitis? 25
  25. 25. AUDIENCE QUESTION (ANSWER) Linux OS Mascot 26
  27. 27. RULES! ROUND 2 : Differential Round RULES: - 5 Questions. - All teams open to pounce. - Marks : 60/N for Correct. [N : Number of teams getting the answer right.] (No Negative Marking) 28
  28. 28. 1. After leaving school at Eton, X, always looking for adventure , briefly considered joining the Indian Army . Eventually he joined the Territorial Army and served as a reservist with the 21st SAS regiment till 1997 . In 1998, at the age of 23 , he climbed Mount Everest . Id X 29
  29. 29. 30
  30. 30. 1 Bear Grylls 31
  31. 31. 2. X remained a prominent leader in his country until his death. He is considered as a revolutionary for having brought many political, medical and educational reforms to his country. X was a lawyer by profession and rose to power by overthrowing the government in a guerrilla war movement. However, X chose to ban a house-hold favourite around the world Y in his country calling it as a promoter of capitalism, hence warning the world of Y’s dangers. ID X and Y. 32
  32. 32. 33
  33. 33. 2 X : Fidel Castro Y : Monopoly. 34
  34. 34. 3. Apart from her works based around the mysteries, X's most intriguing mystery remains her unsolved disappearance in 1926. Fellow mystery writers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers joined in on the hunt to find X. Former took one of X's gloves to a spirit medium to find their location, while the latter used her observations as inspiration for Unnatural Death. The Home Secretary of that time, William Joyson- Hicks pressurized the police department to find X. On December 14th, she was finally found at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate, England. X also wrote 6 romances under the name Mary Westmaccot. Identify X 35
  35. 35. 36
  36. 36. Agatha Christie 37
  37. 37. 4. In the 1980s a group of scientists at CERN started working on what was to become the WWW. Their aim was to create a database infrastructure that offered open access to data in various formats. In an office on the fourth floor, they placed the WWW.™s central database. Any request for a file was routed to that office, where 2-3 people would manually locate the requested files and transfer them, over the network, to the person who made that request.When the database started to grow, the number of requests grew and also the number of requests that could not be fulfilled, usually because the person who requested a file typed in the wrong name for that file. This led to the coining of a phrase, commonly used on the internet. What phrase? 38
  38. 38. 39
  39. 39. Error 404 40
  40. 40. 5. There were plans to host it in Calcutta as early as 1997. At that time, two 600- acre sites in the vicinity of the Bangalore airport were also examined. However, the Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu wanted his state to host it and 1,367 acres were reserved on the outskirts of Hyderabad. In 2004, competition arose from Mumbai, to change the location from Hyderabad. In the end these projects were never realized, possibly owing to anti-tobacco legislation, and a change in government policy. Both projects then were declared "dead" in the second half of 2004, when the Maharashtra government decided "not to waste money on ___ _____ while there are more serious issues", and the Hyderabad location was converted to an IT park for technology companies. 41
  41. 41. 42
  42. 42. Indian GrandPrix 43
  43. 43. AUDIENCE QUESTION - 2 X was selected as one of 2011 Time 100 list of most influential people. X's work has been described by the Los Angeles Times as having "complex story lines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing ", while the New York Times sees it as "fantasy for grown ups“ It goes beyond princely control. 44
  44. 44. AUDIENCE QUESTION (ANSWER) -2 George R. R. Martin 45
  46. 46. RULES! ROUND 3 : Dry Pounce RULES: - 6 Questions (Clockwise). - +10/0 for Direct. - +20/-10 for Pounce. 47
  47. 47. 1. “X : The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy” is a compilation of scientific texts edited with commentary by Stephan Hawking. The book includes texts written by Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo, Kepler and Nicolaus Copernicus, as well as some of their works and achievements. It also includes five critical essays, and a biography of easy featured physicist, written by Hawking himself. The title of the book alludes to well known English phrase, attributed to Bernard of Charles in the 12th century. But its best known usage was in 1976. What is the phrase/X which is the title of the book? 48
  48. 48. 49
  49. 49. On The Shoulders of the Giants. 50
  50. 50. 2. About what did Mark Twain said the following ? “It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination, marvellous to our kind of people, the cold whites.” 51
  51. 51. 52
  52. 52. Kumbh Mela 53
  53. 53. 3. 'This is spinal tap' is a documentary on the British band 'Spinal Tap', which claims to be the loudest band in the world. A phrase X was coined in the documentary, where the guitarist Nigel Tufnel proudly demonstrates an amplifier whose volume knob goes higher than the standard amplifier. In 2002 the phrase entered the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary with the definition "up to maximum volume". What is X and how did IMDb pay tribute to this documentary? 54
  54. 54. 55
  55. 55. 3 X : Up to Eleven. It is rated out of 11 in IMDb 56
  56. 56. 4. Put funda. 57
  57. 57. 58
  58. 58. 4 One Piece’s tribute to Naruto. 59
  59. 59. 5. ____ is one of the two spices – the other being mace – derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica. A______ is also a playing technique used chiefly in association football, field hockey, ice hockey, and basketball. Peter Seddon, a famous British writer wrote "Being ______ soon came to imply stupidity on the part of the duped victim and cleverness on the part of the trickster" . Fill in the blanks with one word. 60
  60. 60. 61
  61. 61. 5 Nutmeg. 62
  62. 62. 6. “I Disappear” is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. The song was recorded as a contribution to the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack. This song reached the #1 spot on the “Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks”, and stayed there for seven consecutive weeks in the summer of 2000. This song does not appear on any of Metallica's studio albums, making it the band's only standalone single. It also won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers Choice Award for "Song of the Year From a Movie Soundtrack”. However, this song is famous for some other reason. What reason? 63
  63. 63. 64
  64. 64. 6 Metallica sued Napster for illegal release, resulted in shutting down the company. 65
  65. 65. AUD QUESTION - 3 X’s first words: "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive?“ 'You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.' 66
  66. 66. Aud (Answer) - 3 Sherlock Holmes to Watson . Study in Scarlet 67
  67. 67. Aud - 4 Identify the dancing guy! (video) 68
  68. 68. Aud (Answer) - 4 Baba Sehgal 69
  70. 70. RULES! ROUND 3 : Dry Pounce RULES: - 6 Questions (Anti- Clockwise). - +10/0 for Direct. - +20/-10 for Pounce. 71
  71. 71. 1. Advertisement of what? 72
  72. 72. 73
  73. 73. 1 Joint account in Union Bank of India 74
  74. 74. 2. When asked who or what was the greatest love of her life, she said : “What? Shoes. Who? My husband Philip. When in October, her leopard print heels attracted scrutiny, she said, “But look, do I regret the fact that people look at my shoes? Hey – it gives me an excuse to go and buy new shoes.” This self confessed obsession had led to comparisons with the woman whose almost 3000 pair of footwear are now found in Marikina Shoe Museum. Which two women? 75
  75. 75. 76
  76. 76. Theresa May and Imelda Marcos 77
  77. 77. 3. ID this cameo which is supposed to special in it's own accord. (video) 78
  78. 78. 79
  79. 79. Martin Scorsese. 80
  80. 80. 4. In 1928, Cecil B. DeMille charged X with writing a script for what would become the film Skyscraper. The original story, by Dudley Murphy, was about two construction workers involved in building a New York skyscraper who are rivals for a woman's love. X rewrote the story, transforming the professions of the rivals .The film would have ended with the protagonist throwing back his head in victory, standing atop the completed skyscraper. In the end DeMille rejected X's script, and the actual film followed Murphy's original idea, but X's version contained elements she would later use in Y. Id X and Y. 81
  81. 81. 82
  82. 82. X : Ayn Rand Y : The Fountainhead 83
  83. 83. 5. In 1945, Muhammed Hashim incorporated Western Indian Vegetable Products Ltd, based at Amalner, a small town in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. It used to manufacture cooking oil under the brand name Sunflower Vanaspati, and a laundry soap called 787, a byproduct of oil manufacture.[11] In 1966, on the news of his father's death, the then 21- year-old X returned home from Stanford University, where he was studying engineering, to take charge of the company. The company, which was called Western Indian Vegetable Products at the time, dealt in hydrogenated oil manufacturing but X later diversified the company to bakery fats, ethnic ingredient based toiletries, hair care soaps, baby toiletries, lighting products, and hydraulic cylinders. In the 1980s, the young entrepreneur, recognising the importance of the emerging IT field, took advantage of the vacuum left behind by the expulsion of IBM from India, changed the company name to Y and entered the high-technology sector by manufacturing minicomputers under technological collaboration with an American company Sentinel Computer Corporation. 84
  84. 84. 85
  85. 85. X : Azim Premji Y : WIPRO 86
  86. 86. 6. X meaning "courageous” was first of a kind for India. It’s motto is Jayema Sam Yudhi Sprdhah meaning I defeat those who fight against me".X was called “Hercules” before being renamed to X and served it’s fair share in WW2.Afters years of service, In memory of X, the a Memorial was unveiled by Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command at K Subash Marg, Mumbai on 25 January 2016. The memorial is made from metal recovered from the X. In February 2016, Y unveiled a new motorbike made with metal from X scrap and named it Z in honour of X. Id X,Y,Z. 87
  87. 87. 88
  88. 88. X : INS VIKRANT Y : BAJAJ Z : BAJAJ-V 89
  89. 89. ROUND 5 90
  90. 90. RULES! ROUND 5 -Infinite Pounce with negatives -4 succesive clues to each question -(+50/-25) if the answer is given in 1 clue -(+30/-15) for 2nd clue -(+20/-10) for 3rd clue -(+10/-5) for 4th clue 91
  91. 91. 1. Clue 1: Rio a movie theatre,in Dalston,Slyly “committed a mistake” which was later found to be deliberate.The audience initially confused cheered lustily after getting to know about the whole thing.The incident took place somewhere around Feb,2017. 92
  92. 92. 1. Clue 2: This incident that inspired the above mishap was widely talked about across the world as it was not the first such incident to take place that year. 93
  93. 93. 1. Clue 3:A prominent actress was chosen to play the lead in one of the involved parties but later chose to act in another movie “Beauty and the beast”,the other involved party however made history in many terms. 94
  94. 94. 1. Clue 4: 95
  95. 95. Keep calm and wait for the answer 96
  96. 96. 97 La La Land was shown instead of Moonlight
  97. 97. 2. Clue 1:Cooked by baking,steaming or braising in sauce,Meatball is ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball sometimes along with other ingredients such as bread crumbs,minced onions,eggs,butter and seasoning. An organization is also called “Meatball” due to the similarity in the logo. 98
  98. 98. 2. Clue 2: On May 8, 2003, Environmental Protection Agency recognized ________ as the first federal agency to directly use landfill gas to produce energy at one of its facilities—the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. Notably,this organization employs around 36% Indians in its work force. 99
  99. 99. 2. Clue 3: Dr. T. Keith Glennan James E. Webb Dr. Thomas O. Paine Dr. James C. Fletcher Dr. Robert A. Frosch James M. Beggs Dr. James C. Fletcher Daniel S. Goldin Non exaustive list of previous administrators with Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. holding the postion as of 2017. 100
  100. 100. 2. Clue 4: Previously knows as National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics with projects including X-15 rocket plane Project Mercury Project Gemini Skylab and many more 101
  101. 101. Keep calm and wait for the answer 102
  102. 102. 103
  103. 103. 3. Clue 1:Jezil a simple and cost efficient gun was once used in British India,Central Asia and parts of Middle east.During one of the conflicts in middle east,a Jezil bullet was said to be responsible for an injury which resulted in an early retirement from army duties and venture into something new. What is being talked about? 104
  104. 104. 3. Clue 2: One of the colleagues of the injured soldier describes him as "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt." 105
  105. 105. 3. Clue 3:Born beginning of 1850. As a child he lived in Australia, but soon moved to study in England. In 1878, he took his degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. He served in the Second Afghan war in late 1800s and during this war sustained the injury mentioned earlier. 106
  106. 106. 3. Clue 4: Microsoft named the debugger in Microsoft Windows after this person .Amelia Watson and Violet hunter were assumed to be the names of his second wives,name of his first wife being Mary. 107
  107. 107. Keep calm and wait for the answer 108
  108. 108. Dr.John H Watson 109
  109. 109. 4. Clue 1: Belonging to a Jewish immigrant family,this philanthropist built his 2nd breast cancer research centre as a tribute to his old friend Nina Hyde who died in 1990 after a long battle. He presently contributes a large chunk of his income to the breast cancer foundation.This gentleman is a brand in himself. 110
  110. 110. 4. Clue 2.From 1962 to 1964 he served in the United States Army and left to work briefly for Brooks Brothers as a sales assistant before becoming a salesman for a tie company.At 28 years-old, he worked for the tie manufacturer Beau Brummell, where he convinced the company's president to let him start his own line. 111
  111. 111. 4. Clue 3: His alma matter corporation is known for the clothing, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. 112
  112. 112. 4. Clue 4: Rachel Green 113
  113. 113. Keep calm and wait for the answer 114
  114. 114. 4. 115
  115. 115. 5. Clue 1:After becoming the first woman prime minister of UK,Margaret Thatcher quoted “Where there is discord,we bring harmony,where there is error we bring truth,where there is doubt,may we bring faith,where there is despair,may bring hope” Which pop culture phenomenon first experienced on 25th May,1977 got huge impetus because of her speech and other related events of the momentous day? 116
  116. 116. 5. Clue 2:The phenomenon aimed to "awaken a certain kind of spirituality" in young, suggesting a belief in God without endorsing any specific religion. 117
  117. 117. 5. Clue 3: Narendra Modi had used this phenomenon in one his speeches on his visit to the US but was trolled a lot for his actions by the American comedians and the public in general. 118
  118. 118. 4. Clue 4: The essence is described as "an energy field created by all living things”.The Magic of Myth compares the sharp distinction between the good "light side" and evil "dark side" of the phenomenon to Zoroastrianism, which posits that "good and evil, like light and darkness, are contrary realities". 119
  119. 119. Keep calm and wait for the answer 120
  120. 120. 5. 121
  121. 121. Keep Calm and Wait for the results ALL HAIL THY LORDS. 122