Round 1<br />CREDENZ 2011<br />
What is this a logo for? <br />
MySpace<br />
Which style of comedy gets its name from a club-like object composed of two wooden slats which, when struck, produced a lo...
Slapstick<br />
The first known use of this term was by author O. Henry in his 1904 book of linked short stories, Cabbages and Kings. The ...
Banana Republic<br />
Gingerbread + Honeycomb == ?<br />
Ice Cream Sandwich<br />
[*]X hit the last ball before tea on the third day in Nottingham towards the boundary. Having wrongly thought it had gone ...
X – Ian Bell<br />Y – MS Dhoni<br />
Marie Grasholtz's exhibition is a must-see attraction in London. How do we better know her as?<br />
Madame Tussaud’s<br />
A is an experimental physicist, B is a theoretical physicist, C is a Jewish aerospace engineer, D is an Indian particle as...
The Big Bang Theory<br />
_______________ is a 1937 animated movie that won a special Academy award for its pioneering nature and boasts many firsts...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves<br />
What is the naturally occurring alloy of Gold and Silver called?<br />
Electrum<br />
_____________, meaning African warrior princess, was the name of the company CEO’s late American bulldog. He named his com...
Zynga<br />
Mexico – Montezuma’s Revenge, Turistas. Egypt – Pharaoh’s Revenge. North America – Hershey Squirts. Pakistan – Karachi Cro...
Delhi Belly.<br />
[*]The __________ logo is a graphical representation of 3 people holding their arms out, making a circle. This is a reflec...
Ubuntu<br />
Who is the 11th Guru of the Sikhs?<br />
Guru Granth Sahib<br />
Piper Betle, Areca Catechu, Acacia Catechu and Calcium Hydroxide are the typical constituents of?<br />
Paan<br />
This film was inspired by an old tale and based on a poem by Waris Shah. The movie is unique in the fact that the entire m...
HeerRanjha<br />
_________ started as a promotion company for boxing matches. Today, this company is undeniably the biggest name and face o...
WWE<br />
Hypothesized causes of ______________<br />•	A means of cooling the brain<br />•	An action used as an unconscious communic...
Yawning<br />
In the 1908 Olympic Games, the Russian team did not turn up for the shooting competition, thus enabling the Americans to w...
Because the Russian team switched from Julian to Gregorian calendar.<br />
In ancient times, __________ were the secret keepers of the rich and famous, often instructed to perform tasks in secret f...
Secretary<br />
What do the following make up?<br />•	MitraBhedha (The Loss of friends)<br />•	MitraLaabha (Gaining friends)<br />•	Suhrud...
Panchatantra<br />
Which trading house was started in 1984 as collaboration between Tata Sons and Volkart Brothers?<br />
Voltas<br />
If the Koran is the holy book of the Muslims, whose holy book is called the Kloran?<br />
Ku Klux Klan<br />
________ was originally was invented by Mr Harry Pickup, who was based in Roscoe Street, Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. ...
Harpic<br />
[*]It was originally a variable unit of weight used in ancient Greece but because of the close relationship of weight and ...
Talent<br />
Which famous personality was the first to interview Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, then the PM, when Doordarshan was founded?<br />
Pu La Deshpande<br />
Northern _______ became Zambia and Southern ________ became Zimbabwe. What is the common blank<br />
Rhodesia<br />
Every year, 15th September is celebrated as Engineers Day in India celebrating the birth anniversary of?<br />
M. Visvesvaraya<br />
__________ is India's largest online bookstore. It was established in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and BinnyBansal. Both ...
Flipkart<br />
Which is the world’s largest selling motorcycle?<br />
Hero Honda Splendor<br />
[*]What is the following algorithm called?<br />•	Continue travelling in the same direction while there are remaining requ...
Elevator Algorithm<br />
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton's novel Paul Clifford is about a  man who leads a dual life as a criminal and an ...
It Was A Dark and Stormy Night.<br />
The Netherlands: _________dorp<br />Slovakia: __________vany and Svit<br />Czech Republic:  _________ov<br />Croatia: Boro...
Bata<br />
Microsoft was granted a patent for ______________ on April 27, 2004. The patent in question is 6,727,830 and says, amongst...
Double Click<br />
[*]_____________ (2 words) is an adage which states "If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will...
Muphry’s Law<br />
Dr. Joseph _____________ was a French physician who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a mechanical device to carry ou...
Guillotin(e)<br />
The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to scientific humor, in the form of a satirical t...
IgNobel<br />
The ______ effect, also known as the ______ syndrome and the ______ infection, is any of several ways in which the exagger...
CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)<br />
[*]__X__ __Y__ was born as KisanBaburao __Y__. The eldest son, with two sisters and four brothers, the later adoption of t...
Anna Hazare<br />
With which product would you associate the ad that goes thus: “In the last 20 years, we have asked for just two minutes of...
Maggi Noodles<br />
The chair umpires at all leading Tennis tournaments are given a rule book containing various code of conduct which the pla...
Swear words in each of the languages.<br />
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  1. 1. Round 1<br />CREDENZ 2011<br />
  2. 2. What is this a logo for? <br />
  3. 3. MySpace<br />
  4. 4. Which style of comedy gets its name from a club-like object composed of two wooden slats which, when struck, produced a loud smacking noise. This was used by the actors to strike each other repeatedly with great audio effect while causing very little actual damage?<br />
  5. 5. Slapstick<br />
  6. 6. The first known use of this term was by author O. Henry in his 1904 book of linked short stories, Cabbages and Kings. The book is based on Henry's 1896-97 stay in Honduras, while hiding from federal authorities for embezzlement in the United States. The term was originally invented as a very direct reference to a "servile dictatorship" which abetted (or directly supported in return for kickbacks) the exploitation of large-scale plantation agriculture? <br />
  7. 7. Banana Republic<br />
  8. 8. Gingerbread + Honeycomb == ?<br />
  9. 9. Ice Cream Sandwich<br />
  10. 10. [*]X hit the last ball before tea on the third day in Nottingham towards the boundary. Having wrongly thought it had gone for four, X left his crease and headed towards the pavilion assuming the session was over and the ball dead. Meanwhile the ball, which had not reached the rope and therefore was still in play, was returned to the middle, the bails removed and X was correctly given run-out. Upon reflection during the tea interval and following a request from the team, Y withdrew the appeal and recalled X thus turning boos into cheers from the Nottingham crowd. This led to Y winning The Spirit of Cricket award in 2011. Identify X and Y.<br />
  11. 11. X – Ian Bell<br />Y – MS Dhoni<br />
  12. 12. Marie Grasholtz's exhibition is a must-see attraction in London. How do we better know her as?<br />
  13. 13. Madame Tussaud’s<br />
  14. 14. A is an experimental physicist, B is a theoretical physicist, C is a Jewish aerospace engineer, D is an Indian particle astrophysicist and W is a waitress from Nebraska who aspires to become an actress. Where would you come across these characters?<br />
  15. 15. The Big Bang Theory<br />
  16. 16. _______________ is a 1937 animated movie that won a special Academy award for its pioneering nature and boasts many firsts, including being the first cel-animated film made in America and the first animated film in colour. <br />
  17. 17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves<br />
  18. 18. What is the naturally occurring alloy of Gold and Silver called?<br />
  19. 19. Electrum<br />
  20. 20. _____________, meaning African warrior princess, was the name of the company CEO’s late American bulldog. He named his company ___________ in her honour. Further homage is also paid by featuring a bulldog as the company symbol.<br />
  21. 21. Zynga<br />
  22. 22. Mexico – Montezuma’s Revenge, Turistas. Egypt – Pharaoh’s Revenge. North America – Hershey Squirts. Pakistan – Karachi Crouch. Pattaya, Thailand – Thai-dal Wave. Nepal – Kathmandu Quickstep. India - _____________?<br />
  23. 23. Delhi Belly.<br />
  24. 24. [*]The __________ logo is a graphical representation of 3 people holding their arms out, making a circle. This is a reflection of the English meaning of the word ___________ as humaneness or humanity towards other.<br />
  25. 25. Ubuntu<br />
  26. 26. Who is the 11th Guru of the Sikhs?<br />
  27. 27. Guru Granth Sahib<br />
  28. 28. Piper Betle, Areca Catechu, Acacia Catechu and Calcium Hydroxide are the typical constituents of?<br />
  29. 29. Paan<br />
  30. 30. This film was inspired by an old tale and based on a poem by Waris Shah. The movie is unique in the fact that the entire movie and its dialogue is in verse with KaifiAzmi writing the verse dialogue. Which movie are we talking about?<br />
  31. 31. HeerRanjha<br />
  32. 32. _________ started as a promotion company for boxing matches. Today, this company is undeniably the biggest name and face of the sports entertainment world. A name change from Titan Sports brought them more publicity and catapulted them to the number one position in the field. Interestingly, the majority owner and his family hold 96% of the voting power and 70% of the company’s economic interest.<br />
  33. 33. WWE<br />
  34. 34. Hypothesized causes of ______________<br />• A means of cooling the brain<br />• An action used as an unconscious communication of psychological decompression after a state of high alert<br />• An excess of CO2 and lack of O2 in the blood.<br />• A way of displaying apathy<br />• Tiredness<br />• A means of equalizing or stabilizing inner ear pressure.<br />
  35. 35. Yawning<br />
  36. 36. In the 1908 Olympic Games, the Russian team did not turn up for the shooting competition, thus enabling the Americans to walk away with the gold medal. Why didn’t the Russians turn up for the competition?<br />
  37. 37. Because the Russian team switched from Julian to Gregorian calendar.<br />
  38. 38. In ancient times, __________ were the secret keepers of the rich and famous, often instructed to perform tasks in secret for their masters. Origin of what profession?<br />
  39. 39. Secretary<br />
  40. 40. What do the following make up?<br />• MitraBhedha (The Loss of friends)<br />• MitraLaabha (Gaining friends)<br />• Suhrudbheda (Causing dissension between friends)<br />• Vigraha (Separation)<br />• Sandhi (Union)<br />
  41. 41. Panchatantra<br />
  42. 42. Which trading house was started in 1984 as collaboration between Tata Sons and Volkart Brothers?<br />
  43. 43. Voltas<br />
  44. 44. If the Koran is the holy book of the Muslims, whose holy book is called the Kloran?<br />
  45. 45. Ku Klux Klan<br />
  46. 46. ________ was originally was invented by Mr Harry Pickup, who was based in Roscoe Street, Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. He also invented Oxypic, which was a sealant used in cast iron heating systems.<br />
  47. 47. Harpic<br />
  48. 48. [*]It was originally a variable unit of weight used in ancient Greece but because of the close relationship of weight and monetary worth, it was also used as a currency. Nowadays it’s a much used word, especially in sports and reality competitions<br />
  49. 49. Talent<br />
  50. 50. Which famous personality was the first to interview Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, then the PM, when Doordarshan was founded?<br />
  51. 51. Pu La Deshpande<br />
  52. 52. Northern _______ became Zambia and Southern ________ became Zimbabwe. What is the common blank<br />
  53. 53. Rhodesia<br />
  54. 54. Every year, 15th September is celebrated as Engineers Day in India celebrating the birth anniversary of?<br />
  55. 55. M. Visvesvaraya<br />
  56. 56. __________ is India's largest online bookstore. It was established in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and BinnyBansal. Both are alumni of IIT Delhi and worked for Amazon.com before quitting and founding their own company. The company has recently started running advertisements where they claim they are not kidding about their quality.<br />
  57. 57. Flipkart<br />
  58. 58. Which is the world’s largest selling motorcycle?<br />
  59. 59. Hero Honda Splendor<br />
  60. 60. [*]What is the following algorithm called?<br />• Continue travelling in the same direction while there are remaining requests in the same direction.<br />• If there are no further requests in that direction, then stop and become idle, or change direction if there are requests in the opposite direction.<br />
  61. 61. Elevator Algorithm<br />
  62. 62. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton's novel Paul Clifford is about a man who leads a dual life as a criminal and an upscale gentleman. The novel opens with the immortal line “_________________ (7 words); the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” Fill in the blanks.<br />
  63. 63. It Was A Dark and Stormy Night.<br />
  64. 64. The Netherlands: _________dorp<br />Slovakia: __________vany and Svit<br />Czech Republic: _________ov<br />Croatia: Borovo-________<br />France: ___________ville in Lorraine<br />Canada: ____________wa<br />England: _______-Ville,East Tilbury in Essex<br />Pakistan: _________pur<br />India: ________nagar and ________ganj<br />
  65. 65. Bata<br />
  66. 66. Microsoft was granted a patent for ______________ on April 27, 2004. The patent in question is 6,727,830 and says, amongst other stuff: ‘A default function for an application is launched if the button is pressed for a short, i.e., normal, period of time. An alternative function of the application is launched if the button is pressed for a long, (e.g., at least one second), period of time. Still another function can be launched if the application button is pressed... (truncated)’<br />
  67. 67. Double Click<br />
  68. 68. [*]_____________ (2 words) is an adage which states "If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written".<br />
  69. 69. Muphry’s Law<br />
  70. 70. Dr. Joseph _____________ was a French physician who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a mechanical device to carry out death penalties in France. While he did not invent the device, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was Antoine Louis. The incident that led to his name being forever associated with the device involved him making an unfortunate remark during a follow-up speech to the Assembly about capital punishment. "Now, with my machine, I cut off your head in the twinkling of an eye, and you never feel it!" The statement quickly became a popular joke, and few days after the debate a comic song about _________ and "his" machine circulated, forever tying his name to it.<br />
  71. 71. Guillotin(e)<br />
  72. 72. The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to scientific humor, in the form of a satirical take on the standard academic journal. AIR awards the annual science ____________ Prizes, for ten achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think". AIR also runs the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists.<br />
  73. 73. IgNobel<br />
  74. 74. The ______ effect, also known as the ______ syndrome and the ______ infection, is any of several ways in which the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science on crime television shows such as ______ influences public perception. The term most often refers to the belief that jurors have come to demand more forensic evidence in criminal trials, thereby raising the effective standard of proof for prosecutors.<br />
  75. 75. CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)<br />
  76. 76. [*]__X__ __Y__ was born as KisanBaburao __Y__. The eldest son, with two sisters and four brothers, the later adoption of the name __X__ is a reflection of his status as elder brother.<br />
  77. 77. Anna Hazare<br />
  78. 78. With which product would you associate the ad that goes thus: “In the last 20 years, we have asked for just two minutes of your time”?<br />
  79. 79. Maggi Noodles<br />
  80. 80. The chair umpires at all leading Tennis tournaments are given a rule book containing various code of conduct which the players have to adhere to. This book also contains a sort of dictionary which contains a list from 9 leading languages of the world. What does this list contain?<br />
  81. 81. Swear words in each of the languages.<br />

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