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The Time Machine 2 Quiz (13/09/2014)

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My Qutopia session conducted on the 13th of September 2014 in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.

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The Time Machine 2 Quiz (13/09/2014)

  1. 1. Nihal Nayak 3rd Year Mechanical
  2. 2. Q1.  Identify this character.  Debuted as "Jumpman" in the arcade game Donkey Kong on July 9, 1981.
  3. 3. Q2. Identify the image.
  4. 4. The Wow! Signal
  5. 5.  The Wow Signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory in Delaware, Ohio. The signal bore the expected hallmarks of non-terrestrial and non- Solar System origin. It lasted for the full 72- second window that Big Ear was able to observe it, but has not been detected again. The signal has been the subject of significant media attention.
  6. 6. Q3.Identify X  X is a political science term for a politically unstable country, whose economy is largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product.  In economics, X is a country operated as a commercial enterprise for private profit, effected by a collusion between the State and favored monopolies, in which the profit derived from the private exploitation of public lands is private property, while the debts incurred thereby are a public responsibility.  Associated with the United Fruit Company, which exploited countries such as Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras in the mid 19th century.  Mentioned in the TINTIN comics as a part of many plots.
  7. 7. BANANA REPUBLIC
  8. 8. Q4. Identify.  A British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18.  Subject of a famous 1962 film.  Died of a motorcycle accident.
  9. 9. Lawrence of Arabia
  10. 10. Q5. Fill in the blanks.  _____ _____ ____ _____ __ was designed by the Ministry of Information of the British Government during the period 27 June-6 July 1939 during the Second World War. It was produced as part of a series of three "Home Publicity" posters (the others read "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory" and "Freedom Is in Peril. Defend It With All Your Might").  They were intended to be distributed to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster, such as mass bombing of major cities using high explosives and poison gas, which was widely expected within hours of an outbreak of war.
  11. 11. Q6.Give X  The X family was the most influential banking family in history, descending from Mayer Amschel X, a court Jew who established his banking business in the 1760s. The family has five branches descended through his 5 sons.  During the 19th century, when it was at its height, the X family is believed by some to have possessed the largest private fortune in the world as well as the largest private fortune in modern world history.  The X family funded Wellington’s army during the Battle of Waterloo.  The X family was directly involved in the Independence of Brazil from Portugal in the early 19th century.  The X family also funded Cecil Rhodes for the creation of Zambia and Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia in Africa.  The London and Paris branches of the X family funded Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.  X were sometimes called the Guardians of Papal treasure.  The X family has the largest number of mansions, castles, chateaux, manors built in their name.
  12. 12. The Rothschild Family
  13. 13. Q7. Give X and Y  X is a fictional character in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, played in both films by Y. X is one of the most popular James Bond henchmen and a recurring character in the James Bond video games.  X was inspired by Ian Fleming's description of a hoodlum named Horror in his novel The Spy Who Loved Me.  The initial script of The Spy Who Loved Me concluded with X being killed by the shark, but after a rough test screening, X was so well-liked that the scene was changed to have him survive.  X’s teeth play a prominent role in the films.
  14. 14. X: JAWS Y: Richard Kiel(September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014)
  15. 15. Q8. Give X ,Y and Z.  After the assassination of X in 44 B.C., the Second Triumvirate was formed, which was a 3 man dictatorship consisting of Y, Marcus Lepidus, one of X's generals and X’s adoptive son Octavian. However, the Triumvirate did not last long.  The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic, a naval engagement between Octavian and the combined forces of Y and Z on 2 September 31 BC, on the Ionian Sea near the city of Actium. Octavian's fleet was commanded byMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa, while Y's fleet was supported by the ships of Z of Ptolemaic Egypt.  The defeat of Y and Z lead the formation of the Roman Empire from the Roman Republic with Octavian as the first Roman Emperor.
  16. 16. X: Julius Caesar Y: Mark Anthony Z: Cleopatra
  17. 17. Q9. Give X and Y.  X Y is an American technology company found in 1888 by George X.  The name of the company was devised by using an anagram board.  This company has used the razor and blades strategy, wherein one item is sold at a low price (or given away for free) in order to increase sales of a complementary good, such as supplies.  The company's ubiquity was such that its tagline ”Y- moment" entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that demanded to be recorded for posterity.  Y sold many of its patents for approximately $525,000,000 to a group of companies (including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe Systems and HTC) under the name Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation to emerge from bankruptcy in 2012-13.
  18. 18. Eastman Kodak.
  19. 19. Q10. Identify his virtual avatar.  John Thomas "Mac" McAleese, MM (2 5 April 1949 – 26 August 2011) was a British Army soldier who led an SAS team which stormed the Iranian embassy in London in May 1980 to end the Iranian Embassy siege (Operation Nimrod).[He became known for retelling his story on TV and for taking part in the reality show SAS: Are You Tough Enough?.
  20. 20.  Captain Price in the Call Of Duty series.

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