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QOTM Aug '16 - Prelims (with Answers)

Prelims of the 'Quiz of the Month' of August 2016 by Aniket Chakrapani and Madhumitha Ramachandran at VIT Vellore

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QOTM Aug '16 - Prelims (with Answers)

  1. 1. COMFORTABLY DUMB By: Aniket Chakrapani Madhumitha Ramachandran
  3. 3. 1) X is a chocolate shop based in Hawaii. Given is a menu of the same. Give the name. Remember, this is the first question!
  5. 5. 2. X, Y? The mascot of this site X was created as an April Fools prank but was “Too cute to give up” Identify the website and mascot(which is a play on the name of the site)
  6. 6. ANSWER Imgur Imguraffe
  7. 7. 3. GIVE THEME X is a café and hotel in Pushkar, Rajasthan. What makes this place special is, the ambience and music are a tribute to X, from which the café gets it’s name.
  8. 8. ANSWER Pink Floyd
  9. 9. 4. X, Y? Y was an Indian Politician and Freedom fighter. He was a member of the Muslim League, and after partition he became the first President of the Indian part of the Muslim League. He was extremely patriotic and re-affirmed this by offering to enlist his son into the Indian Army during the India-Pakistan war of 1965. His hometown, the Nagapattinam district was named “Nagai X” in his honour. Give X, Y?
  10. 10. ANSWER Quaid E Millath Muhammad Ismail
  11. 11. 5. GIVE FUNDA Common in areas like Lakshwadeep or Maldives, in January 2016, this phenomenon occurred at Juhu beach. "Wherever we placed our feet, the surrounding area started glowing. It was like watching an animation film. We asked a few people on the beach to confirm whether it was real. We had never witnessed something as spectacular as this before” The scientific explanation of this is as follows : “_______________ usually occurs when a living organism emits light such as phytoplanktons. These tiny organisms - around 0.5 mm in size - activate a protein known as luciferase when triggered by tidal waves, leading to a chain of chemical reactions that emit the X”
  12. 12. ANSWER Blue waves, bio-luminance
  13. 13. 6. X? Around 2010, Punjabi replaced X as the second official language of the state of Haryana. When Haryana was formed in 1966 out of Punjab, Bansi Lal, the first CM felt that “Let any language except Punjabi be the second language of the state” X was chosen as a rebuff to Punjabi to say Haryanvi culture had more in common with _________ than with Punjab. Give X? Blank size NOT indicative.
  14. 14. ANSWER Tamil
  15. 15. 7.ENTITY? These are the name of a European entity in different European languages. Same colour indicates same root. The English name for this predates its formation as one entity. Which entity?
  16. 16. ANSWER Germany/Allemagne/Deutscheland/ Niemcy/Saksa
  17. 17. 8. MOVIE? Band of Brothers was a novel written by Stephen E Ambrose and later adopted into a mini series in 2001. Interestingly, an incident mentioned in the novel went on to inspire a famous 1998 film. The “incident” mentioned is that of Franz Niland, a paratrooper from the 501st PIR, who was shipped back to the US days after D Day for sentimental reasons. Give the movie.
  18. 18. ANSWER Saving Private Ryan
  19. 19. 9. X? Saudi Arabia, among the most conservative Islamic states in the world, recently re-issued a fatwa against X. This fatwa was initially issued in 2001, but a recent phenomenon has led to the re-popularity of X. X has been accused of "possessing the minds" of children while promoting Zionism and gambling due to the presence of the six pointed star.
  20. 20. ANSWER Pokemon
  21. 21. *10. EXCERPT FROM? The Bastille song No Angels references something in Pop Culture. What? (Audio)
  22. 22. ANSWER Psycho
  23. 23. 11. COCKTAIL NAME? This is a screenshot of a menu in Singapore. Name the very “Indian” cocktail.
  24. 24. ANSWER Madarch*d
  25. 25. 12. MANUFACTURER? X Jetfoil is a passenger carrying hydrofoil ship operating in Hong Kong and Japan. Give the manufacturer, whom you wouldn’t associate with ships, but the video should give you a hint. (video)
  26. 26. ANSWER Boeing.
  27. 27. 13. WHERE IS IT? _____ is the largest cloverleaf flyover in Asia. Where is it located?
  28. 28. ANSWER Chennai
  29. 29. 14. ID _____ founder Ingvar Kamprad showed entrepreneurial promise from a young age. At age 5, he began buying matches in bulk from Stockholm and selling them to neighbors for a profit. He later moved on to selling flower seeds, greeting cards, Christmas tree decorations, and more. In 1943, when he was 17, Kamprad founded _____ from his uncle's kitchen table. It began as a mail-order business, selling a variety of items like stockings, jewelry, watches, pens, and picture frames. Kamprad added the first piece of furniture to the company's offerings a few years later. Furniture sales got even bigger with the introduction of the famous ____ catalog in 1951 and the first showroom in 1953. _____ furniture soon became the focal point of the company as it began phasing out all other products over the next few years. Give the company
  30. 30. ANSWER IKEA
  31. 31. 15. 15. This is the panoramic view of Mount Kanchenjunga as seen from Sikkim. Where do we come across a representation of this on a day to day basis?
  32. 32. ANSWER
  33. 33. 16 X? X is heavily adhesive, hypoallergenic, stretchy ___ that comes, as we have seen, in an array of colors and patterns. It is designed to approximate the weight and thickness of skin and can be stretched over any part of the body. Made of cotton fiber, X has an acrylic, heat- activated backing and can stay attached for up to five days. When adhered, X lifts the upper layers of the skin away from the muscle, relieving pressure and pain in the affected area. What are we talking about?
  34. 34. ANSWER Kinesiology tape or kinesio tape.
  35. 35. 17. X & Y? X was the biblical giant defeated against the odds by the shepherd Y. Described in the Book of Samuel, X was a Philistine Champion from the city of Gath, which was where an ancient race of giants were said to originate. The exact size of X is debated, but it seems he was either 6 foot 8 or 9 foot 7; either way, he was a lot bigger than his seemingly puny opponent, Y. In a classic story of the plucky underdog, Y strides out to face X with nothing but a humble slingshot, the fate of his people in his hands. Y launches a stone from his slingshot, which hits X right between the eyes and he falls down dead. In a rather gruesome turn of events, Y then cuts off X’s head with the giant’s own sword. The story of Y versus X has since come to represent the ultimate victory of the underdog.
  36. 36. ANSWER X- Goliath Y- David
  37. 37. 18. FITB As well as giving John Steinbeck the title for his 1937 novella, the Scots poet Robert Burns penned down the phrase __________ in his 1785 poem, "To A Mouse": But Mousie, thou art no thy lane [not alone] In proving foresight may be vain: ____________________________________ Gang aft agley, [Often go awry] An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! The phrase has been used ever since as a proverbial reminder that things don’t often go to plan.
  38. 38. ANSWER The best laid plans of mice and men
  39. 39. 19. Y? William Moulton X was a psychologist, lawyer and inventor amongst other things. X is credited as the creator of the systolic blood pressure test, which became one component of the modern polygraph invented by John Augustus Larson. Marston's wife Elizabeth Holloway X is said to have suggested a connection between emotion and blood pressure to William, observing that, "when she got mad or excited, her blood pressure seemed to climb”. X set out to commercialize Larson's invention of the polygraph when he subsequently embarked on a career in entertainment and comic book writing. Some have linked the device to the ______ associated with the comic book character Y. What character did X create?
  40. 40. ANSWER Wonder Woman The dash being the ‘Lasso of Truth’
  41. 41. *20. FITB Athletes who have successfully completed the X Yelena X - Russia Yamilet Peña – Dominican Republic Fadwa Mahmoud - Egypt Oksana Chusovitina - Uzbekistan _______ - _______
  42. 42. ANSWER Vault of Death Dipa Karmakar – India X – Produnova