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INQUIZITION 2017
The Annual Inter-College Freshers’ Quiz
WRITTEN PRELIMS: 30 questions
by
Ananyo, Pratyoy, Anik, Baidik, Aditya, Arunava, Balagopal
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
RULES and REGULATIONS
• Written preliminary round with 30 questions.
• Questions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 are starred.
• Starred questions shall be reserved to break ties, if any.
• If a tie still persists between two teams, the team with
the longest streak of correctly answered questions from
question 1 will be chosen.
• Top 8 teams will qualify to the finals.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
Question 1
What has been blanked out?
One word answer.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Answer
Talaq
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Question 2
The X dog is a large working dog.
They can be either black,
brown, or white-and-black.
They were originally bred and
used as a working dog for
fishermen in the Dominion of
X (which is now part
of Canada).
They are known for their giant
size, intelligence, tremendous
strength, calm dispositions, and
loyalty.
What is X?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Answer
Newfoundland
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Question 3
A ____ ____ is made with a piece of paper and tape.
If an ant were to crawl along the length of this strip, it
would return to its starting point having traversed the
entire length of the strip (on both sides of the original
paper) without ever crossing an edge.
It is a surface with only one side and only one boundary.
It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable.
It can be realized as a ruled surface.
Fill in the blanks.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Answer
• Mobius Strip
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Question 4
“I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but
China, having always lived there,” wrote X in humble
explanation of her masterpiece.
She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize
for Literature in 1938 “for her rich and truly epic
descriptions of peasant life in China and for her
biographical masterpieces”.
Identify X.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Answer
Pearl S. Buck
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Question 5 [*]
According to a page on Facebook called Screen Rant, if the
Christopher Nolan movie Inception was made in 2017,
the totem would be a X instead of a spinning top.
Put funda. What is X?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Answer
Fidget Spinners
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
Question 6
Members of a fanatical Muslim sect during the Crusades
used to smoke hashish and then murder leaders on the
opposing side. After years of mispronunciation, which
English word originated?
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
Answer
Assassin
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
Question 7
X received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a “half”
eponymous method. The food production for half the
world's current population depends on this method for
production of full scale fertilizers.
On the other hand, he is also considered the "father
of chemical warfare" for his years of pioneering work
developing and weaponizing chlorine and other poisonous
gases during World War I.
Identify the scientist X.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Fritz Haber
Pratyoy
Question 8
Minimalist poster of which
Bollywood movie?
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
Answer
Peepli Live
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
Question 9
This song came into being when a band member visited
the son of his band mate, Julian. He wrote it to comfort
Julian from the stress of his parents' separation.
The song has achieved cult status and has remained
relevant ever since.
Identify the song.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
Answer
Hey Jude
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
Question 10 [*]
On 31st August, Shardul Thakur made his debut for India
against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. He had decent bowling
figures of 7-0-26-1.
However, he was criticized by many Indian fans on social
media, some of whom asked him to give up something he
doesn’t deserve.
What was the reason for the furore?
Tweets on the next slide.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
Question 10 [*] (continued)
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Wear Jersey No. 10
Pratyoy
Question 11
This house was built in 45 days and according to
architects, this could be set to lead a house-building
revolution.
It is a two-storey, 400-square metre home with walls as
thick as eight-feet.
What's so special about it?
[Picture on the next slide]
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Question 11 (continued)
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Answer
The world's first 3D-printed house
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
Question 12
As a part of April Fool's prank, X added three new items to
their collection which were “Fish & Chips”, “Sunday
Roast” and “Chicken Tikka Masala”.
Give me X, which made the introduction of these 3 items a
hilarious act.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Answer
Durex
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
Question 13
Which artist was behind the
bizarre but very sensual
photoshoot for Playboy in
1973?
Bigger picture on the next slide.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Question 13 (continued)
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Answer
Salvador Dali
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
Question 14
On 21
st
June this year, Queen was travelling to
Westminster for the State opening of Parliament.
One observer decided to report the Queen to the police
and hence made a complaint to the West Yorkshire
Police.
What was the complaint about?
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
Answer
The Queen wasn't wearing
a seatbelt.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
Question 15 [*]
Published in the weekly newspaper Young India on
October 22, 1925, what exhaustive list is this?
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Religion without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
Answer
Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
Question 16
In 1952, Wehrner von Braun wrote a book called Project
Mars which imagined that human colonists on Mars
would be led by a person named X.
Give me X.
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
Answer
Elon
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
Question 17
At the end of a long day in November 1989, a European
bureaucrat was due to appear at a televised press
conference to announce a new set of rules. He hadn’t
read the whole memo properly and when a journalist
asked him "so when does this take effect?", he
mumbled "as far as I know...right away.“
What unplanned event did this lead to?
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
Answer
The fall of the Berlin Wall
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
Question 18
The Chinese were technologically more advanced than
Europe pretty much all throughout the time between
the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance and
they invented porcelain, which was something Kings and
rich people sought to possess. So naturally a lot of
people tried recreating it. This led to the invention and
refining of the single most important material basically
all modern science is based on.
Which material?
INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
Answer
Glass
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
Question 19
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy set up India's first pharma
company in Kolkata in 1901.
It is a PSU which produces a range of products from
Napthalene balls to antiseptics to Aluminium Sulphate.
Which company is being referred to here?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Answer
Bengal Chemical and
Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Question 20 [*]
Though origins of the “octothorpe” are disputed, one
commonly accepted version is that the derivation is a
portmanteau of octo- (“eight”) and thorpe (“field, hamlet or
small village”) since it resembled a village surrounded by 8
fields.
Another myth says that the second half of the word came into
being, because one of the proponents of the octothorpe
was a fan of Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), an olympic athlete.
What is octothorpe more commonly known as?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Answer
#
Hashtag
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Question 21
“Who Moved My Interest Rate?: Leading the _______
____ __ _____ Through Five Turbulent Years”, published
in February 2016, was authored by whom?
Hint: Blanks are indicative. Give out the name of the
organization the author worked for.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Answer
Duvvuri Subbarao
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Question 22
This is the design of a pizza box patented by X, a firm known for
innovation and design, in 2010.
The innovation here is placing a series of holes in the lid of the
container so that air can escape, helping avoid sogginess in the
crust.
It’s meant for letting employees take pizza from the cafeteria back
to their desks.
Identify X. [Pictures on the next slide.]
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Question 22 (continued)
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Answer
Apple Inc.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
Question 23
This is the last page of writer Nick Spencer
and artist Jesus Saiz’s Captain America:
Steve Roger #1 (May, 2016) where a
certain ‘reversal’ of tremendous
importance takes place – one that has
changed the history of the character and
how it has been looked at since its
conception around the time of the
second world war.
It was also coincidentally topical
politically and sparked worldwide debate
and controversy.
What happens/what does he say?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Hail Hydra! (Steve’s entire life
and history is rewritten by a
cosmic entity to make it so
that he was secretly a Hydra
agent all along)
Arunava
Question 24
For those who have read the book X, a chaiti (semi-classical song) by
Hindustani classical legend Rasoolin Bai, that resonates through its
chapters, might be of significance.
Lisa Rath of ItuChaudhuri Design Studio (ICD) in Delhi have used
details and snippets like these to bring the book to life in a digital
space called the Re-Reader, one that the author Y likes to call the
‘Utmost Perennial’. It’s a new, fun way of introducing a book to
people who haven’t read it. And another way of enjoying it for
people who have. And it’ll be out there — everywhere — without
an expiry date, potentially increasing its shelf-life in a unique way.
Name this Booker prize longlisted book (X) and its author (Y).
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
Answer
The Ministry of Utmost
Happiness
Arundhati Roy
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
Question 25 [*]
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Who? What?
You need to
answer both
the parts
correctly to
get the star.
Arunava
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Scarlett
Johansson
modelling
as Buster
Keaton in
the silent
classic
Sherlock Jr.
Arunava
Question 26
In the late 13th century, Amir Khusro Dehlavi fused
Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Indian traditions to create
what we now know as X. Known as Sama in Central Asia
and Turkey, in religious terms, X is the result of repeating
a Qaul (‘an utterance of the prophet’). In India, X is
primarily composed in Urdu and Punjabi languages.
What is X?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Answer
Qawwali
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Question 27
Given alongside is the poster to
an upcoming Hindi film,
Haseena Parkar, directed by
Apoorva Lakhia and starring
Shraddha Kapoor in the lead
role. Initially titled, “Haseena:
The Queen of Mumbai”, the
movie is based on the life of
its eponymous character.
Who is Haseena’s more
famous elder brother?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Answer
Dawood Ibrahim
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Question 28
Ranked 22 on Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Moments
in Sports History” is the speech given by this individual
(picture on next slide) at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx on
the 4th of July, 1939. The speech, known as “The luckiest
man on the face of the earth”, was given as a farewell
address to his fans, following his retirement at the age
of 36 due to a particular reason --- a reason that caused
his death two years later. Either identify this individual
or give me the reason for his retirement.
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Question 28 (continued)
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
Lou
Gehrig/ALS,
also known
as Lou
Gehrig’s
Disease
Balagopal
Question 29
The name of which Indian language originates from the
West Turkic word for army or camp, a root word
common to both its name and the English word horde?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Answer
Urdu
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Question 30 [*]
Given below are three possible origin stories for an American English slang
that is widely used today.
(a) Derived from a Scottish term for clothes, it was first used in Putnam’s
Magazine in 1867 to mock how a woman was dressed.
(b) Used in the 1880s/1890s, as an alternative to dandy, to mean an
“extremely well-dressed man.” The best known example of the time
being Evander Berry Wall, who was called the “King of the _____”.
(c) Used by cowboys to derogatorily refer to city-dwellers, to mirror the
general sentiment of “an Easterner in the West.”
What is the word?
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
Answer
4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]
DUDE
Balagopal

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Inquizition 2017 [Prelims]

  • 1. INQUIZITION 2017 The Annual Inter-College Freshers’ Quiz WRITTEN PRELIMS: 30 questions by Ananyo, Pratyoy, Anik, Baidik, Aditya, Arunava, Balagopal INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
  • 2. RULES and REGULATIONS • Written preliminary round with 30 questions. • Questions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 are starred. • Starred questions shall be reserved to break ties, if any. • If a tie still persists between two teams, the team with the longest streak of correctly answered questions from question 1 will be chosen. • Top 8 teams will qualify to the finals. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
  • 3. Question 1 What has been blanked out? One word answer. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 4. Answer Talaq 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 5. Question 2 The X dog is a large working dog. They can be either black, brown, or white-and-black. They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of X (which is now part of Canada). They are known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm dispositions, and loyalty. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 6. Answer Newfoundland 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 7. Question 3 A ____ ____ is made with a piece of paper and tape. If an ant were to crawl along the length of this strip, it would return to its starting point having traversed the entire length of the strip (on both sides of the original paper) without ever crossing an edge. It is a surface with only one side and only one boundary. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface. Fill in the blanks. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 8. Answer • Mobius Strip 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 9. Question 4 “I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there,” wrote X in humble explanation of her masterpiece. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces”. Identify X. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 10. Answer Pearl S. Buck 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 11. Question 5 [*] According to a page on Facebook called Screen Rant, if the Christopher Nolan movie Inception was made in 2017, the totem would be a X instead of a spinning top. Put funda. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 12. Answer Fidget Spinners 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  • 13. Question 6 Members of a fanatical Muslim sect during the Crusades used to smoke hashish and then murder leaders on the opposing side. After years of mispronunciation, which English word originated? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  • 14. Answer Assassin 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  • 15. Question 7 X received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a “half” eponymous method. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for production of full scale fertilizers. On the other hand, he is also considered the "father of chemical warfare" for his years of pioneering work developing and weaponizing chlorine and other poisonous gases during World War I. Identify the scientist X. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  • 16. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Fritz Haber Pratyoy
  • 17. Question 8 Minimalist poster of which Bollywood movie? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  • 18. Answer Peepli Live 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  • 19. Question 9 This song came into being when a band member visited the son of his band mate, Julian. He wrote it to comfort Julian from the stress of his parents' separation. The song has achieved cult status and has remained relevant ever since. Identify the song. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  • 20. Answer Hey Jude 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  • 21. Question 10 [*] On 31st August, Shardul Thakur made his debut for India against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. He had decent bowling figures of 7-0-26-1. However, he was criticized by many Indian fans on social media, some of whom asked him to give up something he doesn’t deserve. What was the reason for the furore? Tweets on the next slide. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  • 22. Question 10 [*] (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  • 23. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Wear Jersey No. 10 Pratyoy
  • 24. Question 11 This house was built in 45 days and according to architects, this could be set to lead a house-building revolution. It is a two-storey, 400-square metre home with walls as thick as eight-feet. What's so special about it? [Picture on the next slide] INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 25. Question 11 (continued) INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 26. Answer The world's first 3D-printed house 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  • 27. Question 12 As a part of April Fool's prank, X added three new items to their collection which were “Fish & Chips”, “Sunday Roast” and “Chicken Tikka Masala”. Give me X, which made the introduction of these 3 items a hilarious act. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 28. Answer Durex 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  • 29. Question 13 Which artist was behind the bizarre but very sensual photoshoot for Playboy in 1973? Bigger picture on the next slide. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 30. Question 13 (continued) INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 31. Answer Salvador Dali 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  • 32. Question 14 On 21 st June this year, Queen was travelling to Westminster for the State opening of Parliament. One observer decided to report the Queen to the police and hence made a complaint to the West Yorkshire Police. What was the complaint about? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  • 33. Answer The Queen wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  • 34. Question 15 [*] Published in the weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925, what exhaustive list is this? Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  • 35. Answer Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  • 36. Question 16 In 1952, Wehrner von Braun wrote a book called Project Mars which imagined that human colonists on Mars would be led by a person named X. Give me X. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  • 37. Answer Elon 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  • 38. Question 17 At the end of a long day in November 1989, a European bureaucrat was due to appear at a televised press conference to announce a new set of rules. He hadn’t read the whole memo properly and when a journalist asked him "so when does this take effect?", he mumbled "as far as I know...right away.“ What unplanned event did this lead to? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  • 39. Answer The fall of the Berlin Wall 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  • 40. Question 18 The Chinese were technologically more advanced than Europe pretty much all throughout the time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance and they invented porcelain, which was something Kings and rich people sought to possess. So naturally a lot of people tried recreating it. This led to the invention and refining of the single most important material basically all modern science is based on. Which material? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  • 41. Answer Glass 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  • 42. Question 19 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy set up India's first pharma company in Kolkata in 1901. It is a PSU which produces a range of products from Napthalene balls to antiseptics to Aluminium Sulphate. Which company is being referred to here? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 43. Answer Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 44. Question 20 [*] Though origins of the “octothorpe” are disputed, one commonly accepted version is that the derivation is a portmanteau of octo- (“eight”) and thorpe (“field, hamlet or small village”) since it resembled a village surrounded by 8 fields. Another myth says that the second half of the word came into being, because one of the proponents of the octothorpe was a fan of Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), an olympic athlete. What is octothorpe more commonly known as? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 45. Answer # Hashtag 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 46. Question 21 “Who Moved My Interest Rate?: Leading the _______ ____ __ _____ Through Five Turbulent Years”, published in February 2016, was authored by whom? Hint: Blanks are indicative. Give out the name of the organization the author worked for. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 47. Answer Duvvuri Subbarao 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 48. Question 22 This is the design of a pizza box patented by X, a firm known for innovation and design, in 2010. The innovation here is placing a series of holes in the lid of the container so that air can escape, helping avoid sogginess in the crust. It’s meant for letting employees take pizza from the cafeteria back to their desks. Identify X. [Pictures on the next slide.] 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 49. Question 22 (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 50. Answer Apple Inc. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  • 51. Question 23 This is the last page of writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz’s Captain America: Steve Roger #1 (May, 2016) where a certain ‘reversal’ of tremendous importance takes place – one that has changed the history of the character and how it has been looked at since its conception around the time of the second world war. It was also coincidentally topical politically and sparked worldwide debate and controversy. What happens/what does he say? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  • 52. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Hail Hydra! (Steve’s entire life and history is rewritten by a cosmic entity to make it so that he was secretly a Hydra agent all along) Arunava
  • 53. Question 24 For those who have read the book X, a chaiti (semi-classical song) by Hindustani classical legend Rasoolin Bai, that resonates through its chapters, might be of significance. Lisa Rath of ItuChaudhuri Design Studio (ICD) in Delhi have used details and snippets like these to bring the book to life in a digital space called the Re-Reader, one that the author Y likes to call the ‘Utmost Perennial’. It’s a new, fun way of introducing a book to people who haven’t read it. And another way of enjoying it for people who have. And it’ll be out there — everywhere — without an expiry date, potentially increasing its shelf-life in a unique way. Name this Booker prize longlisted book (X) and its author (Y). 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  • 54. Answer The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  • 55. Question 25 [*] 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Who? What? You need to answer both the parts correctly to get the star. Arunava
  • 56. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Scarlett Johansson modelling as Buster Keaton in the silent classic Sherlock Jr. Arunava
  • 57. Question 26 In the late 13th century, Amir Khusro Dehlavi fused Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Indian traditions to create what we now know as X. Known as Sama in Central Asia and Turkey, in religious terms, X is the result of repeating a Qaul (‘an utterance of the prophet’). In India, X is primarily composed in Urdu and Punjabi languages. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 58. Answer Qawwali 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 59. Question 27 Given alongside is the poster to an upcoming Hindi film, Haseena Parkar, directed by Apoorva Lakhia and starring Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role. Initially titled, “Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai”, the movie is based on the life of its eponymous character. Who is Haseena’s more famous elder brother? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 60. Answer Dawood Ibrahim 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 61. Question 28 Ranked 22 on Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Moments in Sports History” is the speech given by this individual (picture on next slide) at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx on the 4th of July, 1939. The speech, known as “The luckiest man on the face of the earth”, was given as a farewell address to his fans, following his retirement at the age of 36 due to a particular reason --- a reason that caused his death two years later. Either identify this individual or give me the reason for his retirement. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 62. Question 28 (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 63. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Lou Gehrig/ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease Balagopal
  • 64. Question 29 The name of which Indian language originates from the West Turkic word for army or camp, a root word common to both its name and the English word horde? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 65. Answer Urdu 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 66. Question 30 [*] Given below are three possible origin stories for an American English slang that is widely used today. (a) Derived from a Scottish term for clothes, it was first used in Putnam’s Magazine in 1867 to mock how a woman was dressed. (b) Used in the 1880s/1890s, as an alternative to dandy, to mean an “extremely well-dressed man.” The best known example of the time being Evander Berry Wall, who was called the “King of the _____”. (c) Used by cowboys to derogatorily refer to city-dwellers, to mirror the general sentiment of “an Easterner in the West.” What is the word? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  • 67. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] DUDE Balagopal