Recsquizzit '08 Prelims


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Recsquizzit '08 Prelims

  1. 1. RECSQuizzit Prelims
  2. 2. Q1 <ul><li>It was started in year 1937, when Mr Agarwal set up shop in Bikaner. Incidentally, he was not the first to make bhujias. The credit for that, according to history, goes to Tansukhadas, his grandfather. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Q2 <ul><li>What was originally developed by Bob Gaskin and software developer Dennis Austin under the name 'Presenter' for Forethought Inc.? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q3
  5. 5. Q4 <ul><li>501, 505, 529, 550, 559 & 560. Just numbers? These are a few of this company's model numbers for their products. 2 mules could not pull them apart. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q5 <ul><li>The symbol is remarkably simple; silver lettering on a circular black band that encases four segments. The image has its origins in World War I, when the certain Luftwaffe planes were painted in two distinctive colours, affording the pilot a view through his propellor of blue and white segments. This inspired the stylized design we now recognize. Which logo ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q6
  8. 8. Q7 <ul><li>According to the Middle English dictionary entry for noumpere, the predecessor of X, which came from the Old French nonper (from non, &quot;not&quot; + per, &quot;equal&quot;) meaning &quot;one who is requested to act as arbiter of a dispute between two people&quot;--meaning that the arbiter is not paired with anyone in the dispute. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q8 <ul><li>The upper part of this column is so highly finished that it is sometimes mistaken as Bronze. This maybe because of embedded sand or Ferric Oxide. Scientists claim that other factors responsible for its unique properties are a high phosphorous content, excellent forge welding, cinder coating and pancake forging. What? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q9(*****) <ul><li>He paused to calculate the optimal turbulent laminar transition trajectory before it. The man can carry out a multi-variable physics calculation in his head to compute the exact trajectory required. Almost certainly the flow around the ball must have changed from turbulent to laminar several meters from the target. Mr. ------- was applying some very sophisticated physics.&quot;-thus concluded a team of scientists analyzing a scene in 2002. Which movie owes its name due to this? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q10
  12. 12. Q11 <ul><li>The word X is derived from the Arabic word al-kuhl. 'kuhl' is the name given to the very fine powder produced by the sublimation of the natural mineral stibnite to form antimony sulfide which was used as an antiseptic and eyeliner. X was introduced to European terminology in the 12th century and over the years the word came to refer to any fluid obtained by distillation. X was restricted to mean 'spirit of wine' in the 18th century. X? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q12 <ul><li>***** </li></ul>
  14. 14. Q13 <ul><li>X Group launched a new consumer PC brand 'Idea', which includes IdeaPad notebooks and IdeaCentre Desktops. The Company recently rolled out its marketing campaign called 'Ideas Everywhere. Which group? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q14 <ul><li>Meera Jain, Aunt Maya, Uncle Bhim, Nalin Oberoi, Hari Oberoi. What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q15
  17. 17. Q16 <ul><li>FremantleMedia is the content and production division of RTL Group, Europe's largest TV, radio, and production company. Which of their most popular series debuted in UK on ITV in on October 5, 2001? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q17
  19. 19. Q18(*****) <ul><li>It was expression used by highway men or robbers in England in the 17th century. When these robbers held up stage coaches, they would shout _______ & _________. By X they meant that they wanted the coach not to move and by Y they meant, the passengers should hand over all their valuables to them. I am sure you have heard this in cricket as well. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Q19 <ul><li>X provides satirically themed articles as a parody to Y. Its logo, a hollowed potato named Sophia, is a spoof of Y’s logo. X’s stated goal is ‘to provide the world’s misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humourous way possible, through satire”. It has developed two rules for users to base their writings on: ‘Be funny and not just stupid’ and ‘Don’t be a d***’. Y’s system of reviewing, called ‘Peer Review’, is parodied in X and is called the ‘Pee Review’. In Jan 2008, the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry issued a directive alerting newspaper editors not to trust X. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Q20(*****)
  22. 22. Q21 <ul><li>Dan Brown and Sajal Mitra fans…This English word is supposed to originate from the Arabic word ‘Eater of Hasish’, with reference to a fanatical Muslim sect who ruled part of northern Persia 1094-1256 and were reputed to use hashish (A narcotic that is strictly prohibited in Islam) before murder missions. There is also an argument that this section of Islamic people were mentioned as the prohibited drug user to portray them in a negative manner.What is the word ? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Q22
  24. 24. Q23
  25. 25. Q24(*****) <ul><li>Domencio ______ and Steffano ________ are the first names of the founders of this fashion house based in Milan, Italy. In 2005, they partnered with Motorola to launch a special limited edition of RAZR V3i phone which carried their logo. Identify. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q25