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.
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
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.
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
Died of a motorcycle
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.
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.
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.
X: JAWS Y: Richard Kiel(September 13, 1939 – September
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
X: Julius Caesar
Y: Mark Anthony
Q9. Give X and Y.
X Y is an American technology company found in 1888 by
The name of the company was devised by using an anagram
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.
Q10. Identify his
McAleese, MM (2
5 April 1949 – 26
August 2011) was
Army soldier who
led an SAS team
which stormed the
Iranian embassy in
London in May
1980 to end
became known for
retelling his story
on TV and for
taking part in the
reality show SAS:
Are You Tough