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  1. 1. Prelims Answers
  2. 2. 1. The ________ is a fictional organization appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe. The members includeAgamemnon, Achilles, Ajax, Andromeda, Atalanta, Cass iopea, Delphi, Hector, Hulk, Perseus, Prometheus andUllyses. There have been demands from fans to include Hindu Gods in it. What is X?
  3. 3. PANTHEON
  4. 4. 2. E. L. James has been named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2012, for her 50 Shades Trilogy of books. However, 50 Shades actuallyoriginated as a fan-fiction based on the _______ series of books, a fact that initially sparked copyright controversy. Fill in the blank.
  5. 5. TWILIGHT
  6. 6. 3. The comic strips involving Wenlock and Mandeville recently became famous. A strip isshown here. What is Wenlock and Mandeville’s claim to fame?
  7. 7. Mascots of the 2012 London Olympics
  8. 8. 4. The X Y is a semi-organised group of English cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of itsmembers to follow the English cricket team on overseastours. The name is also applied to followers of the team who join in with match day activities in the crowd, but do not necessarily travel as part of an organised tour. The group, then less organised, was given its name bythe Australian media during the 1994 - 1995 Test series in Australia, reportedly for the fans audacity in travelling to Australia in the near-certain knowledge that their team would lose, and the fact that they kept on chanting even when England were losing quite badly. ID.
  9. 9. BARMY ARMY
  10. 10. *5. What happened for the first time in the decades long history of the iconic Amul ads on 10th September, 2012 and why?
  11. 11. The Amul Girl cried for the first time as VergheseKurien, the father of Amul passed away the previous day.
  12. 12. 6. X wrote controversial papers on Alchemy and Theology under the pseudonym ‘Jeova Sanctus Unus’meaning ‘One True God’. This is also an anagram of theLatin translation of X’s name. His coat of arms is shown below. However, we better know X for his legendary contributions to some other field. Who is X?
  13. 13. Sir Isaac Newton
  14. 14. 7. They read as:A: Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-‘Uzzá B: and Manāt, the third, the other? C: These are the exalted gharāniq, whose intercession is hoped for. A, B and C are collectively known as ___________________ a term coined by SirWilliam Muir and made famous by a person of Indian origin. What are A, B and C?
  15. 15. The Satanic Verses
  16. 16. 8. Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd is a company located in Mysore. Established by MaharajaNalvadiWadeyar, it is unique for being the onlyfactory in the country authorised for producing something. From this flagship product, this company earned about $450k in 2006-07. In2004, it supplied goods worth $1 million. Earlier used exclusively in India, recently the product has been exported for a similar use in other countries, including Cambodia. What is this famous product?
  17. 17. The Election Ink
  18. 18. 9. What connects these movies?
  19. 19. Fictitious movies in Tropic Thunder
  20. 20. *10. _______ case, also known as medial capitals or Pascal case, is the practice of writing words with some inner uppercase letters, such as compound words or phrases in which the elements are joined without spaces, while each element has a capital letter within thecompound. The words always start with a capitalletter, but _________ case allows the first letter to be either upper or lower case, as in "LaBelle", "BackColor", or "iPod". The namecomes from the uppercase humps in the middle of the compound word. Fill in the blank.
  21. 21. Camel Case
  22. 22. 11. Some theories regarding the origin of the character X are these:One, advanced by Katherine Elwes Thomas in 1930 and adopted by Robert Ripley, posits that X is King Richard III of England, depicted in Tudor histories, and particularly in Shakespeares play, as humpbacked and who was defeated, despite his armies at Bosworth Field in 1485. The second suggests X was a "tortoise" siege engine, an armoured frame, used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the Parliamentary held city of Gloucester in 1643 during theSiege of Gloucester in the English Civil War, and was put forward in 1956 by Professor David Daube in The Oxford Magazine of February 16, 1956, on the basis of a contemporary account of the attack. Who are we talking about?
  23. 23. Humpty Dumpty
  24. 24. 12. Edvard Munch, wrote this poem about his most famous work The ________: I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue- black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite _________ passing through nature.The _________ was recently auctioned by Sotheby’s for the highest price ever paid in an auction. Identify this much copied piece of art.
  25. 25. The Scream
  26. 26. 13. What did this historical document do?
  27. 27. Made Jammu and Kashmir a part of India
  28. 28. 14. Name the poet: “So don’t bet against me, I’m a man of my word. He is the greatest! Yes! I am the man this poem’s about, I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt. Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment, I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went. When I say two, there’s never a third, Standin against me is completely absurd. When ______ says a mouse can outrun a horse,Don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is! I AM THE GREATEST!”
  29. 29. Cassius Clay/Mohammad Ali
  30. 30. *15. The ________ inkblot test is a psychological test in whichthe subject’s perceptions of inkblots are recorded and analyzed using complex algorithms.The test also gives the name to the superhero ___________ of the Watchmen comic series and the movie. Name.
  31. 31. The Rorshach Test
  32. 32. 16. Id the person on the right in this 18th century cartoon.
  33. 33. Tipu Sultan
  34. 34. 17. The region between 30 and 35 degrees both north and south of the earth are known as the _______. The Sahara, Atacama and Kalahari deserts are located in this region. The name ________ is believed to haveoriginated from the practice of sailors bringing astraw stuffed effigy of a ______ on ships, before throwing them off-board. Another theory suggests that the name exists because the Spanish used to transport _______ by ship to their colonies. What geographical term?
  35. 35. The Horse Latitudes
  36. 36. 18. What peculiar thing is common to thesebooks?1. Where God Went Wrong by OolonColluphid2. The Theory and Practice of OligarchicalCollectivism by Emmanuel Goldstein3. The Affair of the Second Goldfish by AriadneOliver4. Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kaablooie byunknown5. The Dynamics of an Asteroid by Prof. James_________6. Giant Rat of Sumatra by Dr. John ________
  37. 37. Books within books! 1. Where God Went Wrong by OolonColluphidHitchhiker’s Guide 2. The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by Emmanuel Goldstein 19843. The Affair of the Second Goldfish by Ariadne Oliver Several Agatha Christie Novels 4. Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kaablooie by unknown Calvin and Hobbes Strips5. The Dynamics of an Asteroid by Prof. James Moriarty 6. Giant Rat of Sumatra by Dr. John Watson
  38. 38. 19. ID the place, very much in the news recently.
  39. 39. Gangnam District
  40. 40. *20. The website X has this description of the website Y: Y is a website that parodies X. It was founded in 2001, when it began its noble goal of spreading the worlds misinformation inthe most inconspicuous way possible. For this reason, academic experts strongly urge students not to cite Y. Originally written exclusively in Klingon, the project currently spans all the known languages of history.Y’s name is a portmanteau of the words _____ (a technology for stealing content from other websites, from the Hawaiian word______ , meaning thief) and ______ meaning children; literally stealing content for perverting childrens brains. Its logo is aspherical magical _______ , named Merlin after the loyal wizard of King Arthurs court, which serves as a spoof of X’s hollow _______ logo. ID X and Y.
  41. 41. X: Uncyclopedia Y: Wikipedia
  42. 42. 21. Offset printing was a common technique used in yesteryears’ comic books.Large print runs would have to check to see if the pageswere slipping as they were printed. This slippage would cause the pages and colors to be out of alignment. Since supers were brightly colored, it was easier to check if a page was aligned by using the alternating colors of the characters as "registration" markers. Thereference markers were used to ensure characters were maintaining their alignment on a page as a print run continued. Part of the technology used paper plates, which were known to slip out of alignment as the print run continued. What popular convention did this give rise to?
  43. 43. Superheroes wearing their underwear over their pants.