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SCIENCE QUIZ
RULES
20 QUESTIONS
1 MARK FOR EACH QUESTION. NO NEGATIVES, SO FEEL FREE TO
GUESS.
1, 5, 10, 15, 20 ARE STAR-MARKED.
“IN CASE OF ANY DISPUTES, QM’S DECISION”…
_START QUIZZING_
B1: BONUS QUESTION
B2:BONUS QUESTION
The University of X is a collegiate research university in X, England. There
is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in
the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in
continuous operation, after University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. It grew
rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending
the University of Paris. After disputes between students and X townsfolk in
1209, some academics fled north-east to Y where they established what
became the University of Y. The two English ancient universities share
many common features and are jointly referred to as ---------. Name either X
or Y. (Images of coat of arms follow)(Hint: John Lennox is an emeritus
professor of mathematics in the University of X)
*Q1: IDENTIFY THE GUY AND HIS
COUNTRY
This is the coat of arms of a famous individual. (1919-2008).
Annual Reader’s Digest polls named him the ‘most trusted individual’
of his country from 2005 to 2007.
Clue: observe the coat of arms closely.
Q2: NAME THE COMPANY
This company created limited edition slippers to ‘protect’ the user’s
feet from its original product.
Q3: NAME THE UNIT
Carob seeds have been used throughout history to measure jewellery,
since there is little variance in their mass distribution. What modern
unit of mass, equal to 200 mg, originated from this?
Q4: IDENTIFY THE SCIENTIST
He wrote one of the first science fiction books in Bengali(as well as in
India, but he is called as the “father of science fiction in Bengali). He
shares his surname with the person who addressed Gandhi as “father
of the nation” for the first time.
*Q5: SOCIETY, WHAT SOCIETY?
Connect to a Society- its founders were Robert Boyle, John Evelyn,
Christopher Wren, William Petty. Its first president was Viscount
Broucker. It's current president is Adrian Smith. Nearly every scientist
that you could think of, especially those from England were/are a part
of this society. Name the Society.
Q6: HMM…??
This compact tree, a variety of Malus pumila called "Flower of Kent",
was blown down by Storm Eunice in February 2022. This tree was
cloned out of a very talked-about tree. A chunk of its trunk has even
had a space voyage. What is this supposedly this trees’ ‘ claim to
fame’?
Q7:
While taking a soak, inventor John Adrian Shepherd-Barron(who was
also born in India) devised what is said to be the world's first X,
although his claim to the title is a matter of dispute. He pitched X to
the British ---- Barclays. It was accepted immediately, and the first
model was built and installed in London in 1967.
Q8: NAME THE ‘INSPIRATION’
Manthan, also released under the translated title The Churning, is a 1976
Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal. It is the first crowdfunded film in India.
Starring Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Amrish Puri,
which sudden change in a certain sector in India is conveyed through this
film?
Q9: NAME THE BRAND
The Magdeburg hemispheres are two large copper hemispheres that
were used to prove the power of atmospheric pressure in a 1654
experiment by Otto von Guericke. The logo of which Indian brand has
been inspired by this experiment?
*Q10: NAME THE EVENT
In 2014, General Electric released this commemorative shoe in tribute
to a ‘landmark event’ which occurred in the 20th century, in which the
company was also part of. (Think electronics). Which event? (Notice its
colour)
Q11: SCIENCE-FICTION
X is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton(He has also
written books like “The Andromeda Strain”. A cautionary tale about genetic
engineering, it presents the collapse of a zoological park showcasing
genetically recreated ------- to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos
theory and its real-world implications. It was later made into a movie series
with latest set of movies being “Battle of Big Rock” and “Dominion”. Identify
X. Also FITB
Q12: NAME THE DEVICE
Gottfried Leibniz developed a version of this device called the
Stepped Reckoner, while the modern versions of it are invented by
Edith Clarke and Jack Kilby. But generally, the invention is credited to
Blaise Pascal, called “Pascal’s X”. What’s X?
Q13: NAME THE SHRUB
Strobilanthes kunthiana is a shrub that grows in the shola forests of
the Western Ghats. It is said to bloom only once every twelve years.
The last documented mass blooming was in 2018. What is this shrub
commonly referred to as?
Q14: NAME THE DAY
This unique day is celebrated on October 23 by many chemists and
students around the world. Interestingly, it is observed between 6.02
am and 6.02 pm. Identify the day. (Hint: It is something related to an
Italian scientist).
*Q15: ID
4538 X is a minor planet discovered by Kenzo Suzuki of Japan in
1988. However, it was named recently. It is named after an Indian
sportsperson, who received the nickname 'Lighning Kid' in his early
years. Which sportsperson?
Q16: RE-SEARCH THIS QUESTION
FOR CLUES
“… I recall these ideas in connection with my scheme of
X, of which you have doubtless heard or read.” This is
what Jamsetji Tata wrote to Swami Vivekananda in
1898. The X he was talking about is an institution of
which he was a co-founder. CV Raman was the first
Indian director of X, which is situated in Bengaluru. Give
me X. (Note: The woman in the picture is the first
director of X, and her name is Kamala Sohonie. She also
has a google doodle in her memory)
Q17: WHAT PHENOMENA?
---- -------- (4, 8) in Interstellar is depicted as spending one hour on a planet
(the fictional Miller’s Planet) while seven years pass on Earth, highlighting
the fascinating concept of time slowing down under the influence of a strong
gravitational field.
Q18: NAME THE LANGUAGE
In ‘making the modern periodic table, Dmitri Mendeelev departed
from scientific norms by naming 8 undiscovered element using a
particular language.
It is ‘thought that Mendeleev went with this language because it was a
major course study at St.Petersburg university, where he taught.
(Note: He may or may not have liked it)
Which language?
Q19: NAME THE CHARACTER/
HERBICIDE
Q20: NAME THE PERSON AND
INVENTION
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SCIENCE QUIZ.pptx

  • 2. RULES 20 QUESTIONS 1 MARK FOR EACH QUESTION. NO NEGATIVES, SO FEEL FREE TO GUESS. 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 ARE STAR-MARKED. “IN CASE OF ANY DISPUTES, QM’S DECISION”… _START QUIZZING_
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  • 5. B2:BONUS QUESTION The University of X is a collegiate research university in X, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation, after University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. It grew rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and X townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Y where they established what became the University of Y. The two English ancient universities share many common features and are jointly referred to as ---------. Name either X or Y. (Images of coat of arms follow)(Hint: John Lennox is an emeritus professor of mathematics in the University of X)
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  • 7. *Q1: IDENTIFY THE GUY AND HIS COUNTRY This is the coat of arms of a famous individual. (1919-2008). Annual Reader’s Digest polls named him the ‘most trusted individual’ of his country from 2005 to 2007. Clue: observe the coat of arms closely.
  • 8. Q2: NAME THE COMPANY This company created limited edition slippers to ‘protect’ the user’s feet from its original product.
  • 9. Q3: NAME THE UNIT Carob seeds have been used throughout history to measure jewellery, since there is little variance in their mass distribution. What modern unit of mass, equal to 200 mg, originated from this?
  • 10. Q4: IDENTIFY THE SCIENTIST He wrote one of the first science fiction books in Bengali(as well as in India, but he is called as the “father of science fiction in Bengali). He shares his surname with the person who addressed Gandhi as “father of the nation” for the first time.
  • 11. *Q5: SOCIETY, WHAT SOCIETY? Connect to a Society- its founders were Robert Boyle, John Evelyn, Christopher Wren, William Petty. Its first president was Viscount Broucker. It's current president is Adrian Smith. Nearly every scientist that you could think of, especially those from England were/are a part of this society. Name the Society.
  • 12. Q6: HMM…?? This compact tree, a variety of Malus pumila called "Flower of Kent", was blown down by Storm Eunice in February 2022. This tree was cloned out of a very talked-about tree. A chunk of its trunk has even had a space voyage. What is this supposedly this trees’ ‘ claim to fame’?
  • 13. Q7: While taking a soak, inventor John Adrian Shepherd-Barron(who was also born in India) devised what is said to be the world's first X, although his claim to the title is a matter of dispute. He pitched X to the British ---- Barclays. It was accepted immediately, and the first model was built and installed in London in 1967.
  • 14. Q8: NAME THE ‘INSPIRATION’ Manthan, also released under the translated title The Churning, is a 1976 Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal. It is the first crowdfunded film in India. Starring Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Amrish Puri, which sudden change in a certain sector in India is conveyed through this film?
  • 15. Q9: NAME THE BRAND The Magdeburg hemispheres are two large copper hemispheres that were used to prove the power of atmospheric pressure in a 1654 experiment by Otto von Guericke. The logo of which Indian brand has been inspired by this experiment?
  • 16. *Q10: NAME THE EVENT In 2014, General Electric released this commemorative shoe in tribute to a ‘landmark event’ which occurred in the 20th century, in which the company was also part of. (Think electronics). Which event? (Notice its colour)
  • 17. Q11: SCIENCE-FICTION X is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton(He has also written books like “The Andromeda Strain”. A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, it presents the collapse of a zoological park showcasing genetically recreated ------- to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real-world implications. It was later made into a movie series with latest set of movies being “Battle of Big Rock” and “Dominion”. Identify X. Also FITB
  • 18. Q12: NAME THE DEVICE Gottfried Leibniz developed a version of this device called the Stepped Reckoner, while the modern versions of it are invented by Edith Clarke and Jack Kilby. But generally, the invention is credited to Blaise Pascal, called “Pascal’s X”. What’s X?
  • 19. Q13: NAME THE SHRUB Strobilanthes kunthiana is a shrub that grows in the shola forests of the Western Ghats. It is said to bloom only once every twelve years. The last documented mass blooming was in 2018. What is this shrub commonly referred to as?
  • 20. Q14: NAME THE DAY This unique day is celebrated on October 23 by many chemists and students around the world. Interestingly, it is observed between 6.02 am and 6.02 pm. Identify the day. (Hint: It is something related to an Italian scientist).
  • 21. *Q15: ID 4538 X is a minor planet discovered by Kenzo Suzuki of Japan in 1988. However, it was named recently. It is named after an Indian sportsperson, who received the nickname 'Lighning Kid' in his early years. Which sportsperson?
  • 22. Q16: RE-SEARCH THIS QUESTION FOR CLUES “… I recall these ideas in connection with my scheme of X, of which you have doubtless heard or read.” This is what Jamsetji Tata wrote to Swami Vivekananda in 1898. The X he was talking about is an institution of which he was a co-founder. CV Raman was the first Indian director of X, which is situated in Bengaluru. Give me X. (Note: The woman in the picture is the first director of X, and her name is Kamala Sohonie. She also has a google doodle in her memory)
  • 23. Q17: WHAT PHENOMENA? ---- -------- (4, 8) in Interstellar is depicted as spending one hour on a planet (the fictional Miller’s Planet) while seven years pass on Earth, highlighting the fascinating concept of time slowing down under the influence of a strong gravitational field.
  • 24. Q18: NAME THE LANGUAGE In ‘making the modern periodic table, Dmitri Mendeelev departed from scientific norms by naming 8 undiscovered element using a particular language. It is ‘thought that Mendeleev went with this language because it was a major course study at St.Petersburg university, where he taught. (Note: He may or may not have liked it) Which language?
  • 25. Q19: NAME THE CHARACTER/ HERBICIDE
  • 26. Q20: NAME THE PERSON AND INVENTION