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  2. 2. SiTechBiz Quiz <br />By, <br /> Arunkumar &<br />
  3. 3. Thanks to Mr. Devajyoti Ghosh<br />
  4. 4. 1. “In troubled times, adults are looking for things that remind them of happier days” This is the Reason given by an analyst for 15 million units of X being sold World wideId X<br />
  5. 5. The Rubik's Cube <br />
  6. 6. 2. What has been blanked out.<br />
  7. 7. Nude descending Staircase<br />
  8. 8. 3. His name is Imhotep, once resided in Egypt was very close to Pharoas . The claim to fame of Mr Imhotep is that he was the first known X. <br /> X is supposed to be the most logically advanced group among professionals , but most of us personally believes otherwise , identify X. <br />2.<br />
  9. 9. Engineer <br />
  10. 10. 4. With which field of technology would you associate The term “Buckyballs”<br />
  11. 11. Nanotechnology <br />
  12. 12. 5. What is being <br />Celebrated ??<br />
  13. 13. Newtonmas fetch 1 point Isaac Newton's Birthday fetch 0.5 points<br />
  14. 14. *6<br />
  15. 15. Uranium Glass<br />
  16. 16. 7. What unique Record Does This Particular Thing Holds ?<br />
  17. 17. Fastest Man made object on land<br />
  18. 18. 8. What has been Blanked out ??<br />
  19. 19. Michael Crichton <br />
  20. 20. **8. The word in Homeric Greek means "pure, fresh air" or "clear sky", imagined in Greek mythology to be the pure essence where the gods lived and which they breathed, analogous to the air breathed by mortals. It corresponds to the concept of Akasha in Hindu philosophy and is linked to Brihaspati (or the planet Jupiter) and the center direction of the compass. This word and the concept it stood for was very influential in the Greek (and hence the whole) scientific world. What word?<br />
  21. 21. Ether<br />
  22. 22. 9. Who started the South African football club “The Passive Resistors” ?Clue <br />
  23. 23. Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi <br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Newton's Cradle<br />
  26. 26. 11. What did John Kemeny and Tom Kurtz develop in 1964 ??<br />
  27. 27. Beginner‘s All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code<br />
  28. 28. 12. X was employed with the Times of India and They decided to introduce a quiz column for a kids supplement and being an in house resource X was asked to contribute. The catch was X was a part of the Brand Team and not editorial so technically his name could not appear as a byline, hence a fictional name Y was coined. Overtime the name became a character and the character a personality so Y just lived onId X And Y<br />
  29. 29. Giri BalasubramanyamPickbrain<br />
  30. 30. 13. Ok lets go back to some school level stuffIn the chemistry labs we had flame tests in which different cations imparted diff colours to the to a flame when a chloride salt is introduced to the flame Potassium imparted Violet Lead white and sodium yellow My Question is Which Element imparted the crimson Red color to the Flame ?<br />
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  32. 32. Lithium or Strontium<br />
  33. 33. 14. Dr Paul Hawkins is Credited with the invention of some technology which often causes public and media outrage against a specific Group of people What is the technology ?<br />
  34. 34. The Hawk Eye<br />
  35. 35. 15<br />What ? Where ? <br />
  36. 36. The Michael Schumacher Island , the first developed island in Dubai’s 'The World'<br />
  37. 37. 16. They are fictional creatures found in Gulliver’s Travels. Swift describes them as vile and savage creatures, filthy and with unpleasant habits, obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud. Hence the term has come to mean "a crude, brutish or obscenely coarse person". The same shares the name with a Famous IT GaintIdentify them<br />
  38. 38. Yahoo!<br />
  39. 39. 17. Connect Powerage Flick of the switch High Voltage Fly on the wall T.N.T Black Ice very specifically <br />
  40. 40. Ac/Dc albums<br />
  41. 41. 18. Charles H. Duell resigned from his post as the commissioner for US patents in 1899. Although most of us may not remember him, we know the reason he gave for his resignation. The reason was dependant on the job that he did before resigning. What was the reason he gave (which is now quoted widely)?<br />
  42. 42. Everything That Can Be Invented Has Been Invented<br />
  43. 43. 19. It is believed that X and Y weren’t given the Nobel Prize because of their animosity to each other. There is circumstantial evidence that each sought to minimize the other's achievements and right to win the award, that both refused to ever accept the award if the other received it first, and that both rejected any possibility of sharing it Identify.<br />
  44. 44. Edison and Tesla <br />
  45. 45. 20. This is formed When freshly prepared concentrated nitric acid and concentrated hydrochloric acid, is mixed usually in a molar ratio of 1:3 respectively. The resulting mixture has a particular name I want the name of the mixture and the reason why that mixture is named so ?<br />
  46. 46. Aquaregia named so because they dissolve royal metals<br />
  47. 47. 21. What object has the words “The Sounds of the earth” Written on it <br />
  48. 48. Voyagers' Golden disc<br />
  49. 49. 22. In 1896 Herman Hollerith founded this company and named it the tabulating machine company. How ever he found the name to be unsuitable and changed the name of the company to ____ in 1924. <br />
  50. 50. International Business Machine<br />
  51. 51. 23<br />
  52. 52. XKCD mocking the Schrodinger’s cat experimentXKCD alone will fetch you 0 points <br />
  53. 53. 24. Which Business Term??<br />X are sedimentary rocks consisting of individual rounded fragments or chasts within a finer-grained matrix that have become cemented together<br />
  54. 54. Conglomerate<br />
  55. 55. 25. France introduced its so-called " X tax" on online advertisements Jan 1, parliament decided. The tax on companies based in France would be amount to one per cent of the net amount spent on online advertising . The measure was dubbed “X tax" because it was originally conceived as a direct tax on the search engine and its competitors. Id X<br />
  56. 56. Google/Google tax<br />
  57. 57. Write Bros<br />
  58. 58. Which companies ad ?<br />?<br />
  59. 59.
  60. 60. Who are they What is there specialty ??<br />
  61. 61. The Basic element of X <br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63. What trend is shown here?<br /> 7000<br /> 5500 5500<br />2400<br />
  64. 64. Which companies ad ?<br />?<br />
  65. 65.
  66. 66.
  67. 67. Phrenology Chart<br />
  68. 68. Who are they What is there specialty ??<br />
  69. 69. Acyut India's 1st humanoid Robot<br />
  70. 70. The Basic element of X <br />
  71. 71. A neuron from Artificial Neural network<br />
  72. 72.
  73. 73.
  74. 74. What trend is shown here?<br /> 7000<br /> 5500 5500<br />2400<br />
  75. 75. 7<br />ANSWER<br />The loss incurred by the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), i.e. the merged entity of Air India and Indian Airlines, in successive years since the merger.<br /> 7000<br /> 5500 5500<br />2400<br />
  76. 76. 1. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects, this airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres / 6,060,000 square feet). What is the name of the airport and the city it serves?<br />
  77. 77. 10<br />ANSWER<br />Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok<br />
  78. 78. 2. X is the first dedicated meteorological satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 2002-09-12. This was the first satellite launched by the PSLV into the Geostationary orbit. The satellite was originally known as MetSat-1. On February 5, 2003 it was renamed to Kalpana-1 by the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to X<br />
  79. 79. Kalpana I<br />
  80. 80. 3. In the 1970s, while former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was serving as president and chairman of economic consulting firm Townsend, Greenspan & Co., he came up with a novel way to gauge the direction in which the economy might move:"If you look at sales of this it's just pretty much a flat line, it hardly ever changes. But on those few occasions where it dips, it is almost always a prescient, forward impression that here comes trouble.”•Greenspan, who was fond of keeping his ear to the ground when trying to divine the state of the financial climate, noticed that purchases rose when the economy was humming, but dropped when it wasn’t. •What did Greenspan identify as the perfect recession indicator?<br />
  81. 81. Sales of Men’s Underwear <br />
  82. 82. 4<br />This star in the Alpha Centauri star system is of prime importance to human beings thanks to the presence of substance X , which is valued at at $ 20 million a kilo , the cost escalating to $ 3 billion when one takes into account the effort required in transporting it to earth . X is a valuable room-temperature-superconductor and the largest reserves are found beneath a structure approx 460 metres tall .<br />Identify X .<br />
  83. 83. Unobtainium from Avatar<br />
  84. 84. 5. Identify<br />This famous publication runs several opinion columns whose names reflect their topic:<br /><ul><li>Bagehot (Britain) — named for Walter Bagehot , 19th century British constitutional expert and an early editor
  85. 85. Charlemagne (Europe) — named for Charlemagne, founder of the Frankish Empire
  86. 86. Lexington (United States) — named for Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War
  87. 87. Buttonwood (Finance) — named for the buttonwood tree where early Wall Street traders gathered
  88. 88. Banyan (Asia) — this column was established in April 2009 and focuses on various issues across the Asian continent.
  89. 89. Schumpeter (Business) — named for the economist Joseph Schumpeter</li></li></ul><li>The Economist<br />
  90. 90. 6. This scientist X wrote around 1,400 mathematical articles in his lifetime, mostly co-written. He had 511 direct collaborators and many more indirectAs a humorous tribute to the enormous output of X something or better say some system was created by his friends, X being one of the most prolific modern writers of mathematical papers, is also well-known in scientific circles as a tongue-in-cheek measurement of mathematical prominence <br />
  91. 91. * ERDOS NUMBER<br />PAUL ERDOS<br />
  92. 92. 7) This idea was conceived in 1947 when Hyman Goldsmith asked artist MartylLangsdorf to design a cover for the “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists” magazine for the june 1947 issue. Since then, it has appeared on every cover of the magazine. This attained its ‘peak’ in 1953 when the US and Soviet Union tested thermo nuclear weapons within nine months of one another. What am I talking about?<br />
  93. 93. The Doomsday Clock<br />
  94. 94. 8.“Conventional electro-magnetic energy meters did not record consumption if the load was very small. The indicator tended not to move when at night there was no other electrical load.”This theory gives the explanation for which popular household misnomer in India<br />
  95. 95. The Zero Watt Bulbs<br />
  96. 96. 9)Connect <br />
  97. 97. Ans: Product Red. Part of the profits is used to fight AIDS<br />
  98. 98. 10<br />
  99. 99.
  100. 100. 11. The strange journey began on the evening of April 17, 1955. Thomas Harvey stole it, and it was sectioned into over 200 blocks and stored in formalin filled jars. The jars were kept behind a beer cooler in his office for several years.Later Harvey lost his job, relocated several times, carrying it with him all the while. He would recount stories about it to his one time neighbor, the beat poet William Burroughs, when they met for drinks on Burroughs's front porch. Burroughs, in turn, would boast to visitors that he could have a piece of it any time he wanted.The journey finally ended where it had all started, when Harvey brought it back to Princeton in 1998. The story is recounted in the book Driving Mr Albert by Michael Paterniti. What?<br />
  101. 101.
  102. 102. 12. • The distinctive five colour band logo represents the five core values of the group, Courageous, Responsive, International, Creative and Trustworthy. Which logo?<br />Hint : Double Helix<br />
  103. 103.
  104. 104.
  105. 105.
  106. 106. 14. The inspiration of this car was from a series of racing cars built by Count Louis Zborowski in the early 1920s at HighamPark. The cars were so called because of the sound(s) they used to make. _____1 was bought by the sons of Sir Author Conan Doyle. Id the car and the author which made it famous.<br />
  107. 107. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang<br />
  108. 108. 15.<br />
  109. 109. The anatomy lessons of Dr TulpDe Humani Corporis Fabrica<br />
  110. 110. 16. In the early 60’s the faculty of California University were concerned about the quality of the introductory courses being offered to the undergraduate students. It was felt that these were burdened by an old-fashioned syllabus and that the exciting discoveries of recent years, many of which had occurred at in the campus itself, were not being conveyed to the students.Thus, it was decided to reconfigure the first course offered to students, with the goal being to generate more excitement in the students. They approached the Stalwart in the subject and he readily agreed to give the course, though only once. Aware of the fact that this would be a historic event, the university recorded each lecture and took photographs of each drawing made on the blackboard. Who was the guest ??<br />
  111. 111. Richard Feynman <br />
  112. 112. 17. KooNECT …<br />
  113. 113. . Companies acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra which mark its entry into the aviation sector<br />
  114. 114. Long Visual Connect<br />
  115. 115. The long Visual ConnectRulez r simpolcrack in visuals 1-4 fetch 30 points visuals 5-8 fetch 25 points visuals 9-12 fetch 20 points visuals 13-16 fetch 15 ptsvisuals 17-20 fetch 10 ptsUniform negative of -5 per attempt in case of wrong guess<br />
  116. 116. 1<br />
  117. 117. 2<br />
  118. 118. 3<br />
  119. 119. 4<br />
  120. 120. 5<br />
  121. 121. 6<br />
  122. 122. 7<br />
  123. 123. 8<br />
  124. 124. 9<br />
  125. 125. 10<br />
  126. 126. 11<br />
  127. 127. 12<br />
  128. 128. 14<br />
  129. 129. 15<br />
  130. 130. 16<br />
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  132. 132.
  133. 133. 19<br />
  134. 134. 20<br />
  135. 135. •18. It is a brand of gin distributed by Bacardi, launched in 1987. The name hints at the origins of gin's popularity in the British Raj and is marketed in a flat-sided, _________-coloured bottle that bears a likeness of Queen Victoria on the label. <br />•The flavouring of the drink comes from a recipe of ten ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orrisroot, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. The spirit is triple distilled, and the alcohol vapours are passed through bundles of the herbs and spices in order to gain flavour and aroma. Then, water from Lake Vyrnwy is added. The brand also endorses glass artists and designers and has a famous Designer Glass Competition named after it.<br />•Which brand is this? ( Or Give me _________ ) <br />
  136. 136. Bombay Sapphire<br />
  137. 137. 19. . P = NP ProblemHodge ConjecturePoincare ConjectureRiemann HypothesisYang-Mills Existence And Mass GapNavier-Stokes Existence And SmoothnessBirch And Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture<br />
  138. 138. Millennium Problems<br />
  139. 139. 20<br />
  140. 140.
  141. 141. 21. Connect<br />
  142. 142. Selenium and tellurium <br />
  143. 143. 22. In an effort to win the bid as a test site for Google’s Broadband services, the Mayor of G in Kansas changed the city’s name from X to Google for the month of March. <br />Identify X?<br />
  144. 144. TOPEKA<br />In tribute to Topeka for changing their name to Google, Google played an april fool’s hoax on its users changing the name to Topeka for some time on the first of April. <br />
  145. 145. 23. The matrix has its roots in primitive arcade games. X. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. … A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, recedingSays William Gibson in his novel Y Id X and Y<br />
  146. 146. X cyberspace and y is Neuromancer<br />
  147. 147. 24. Who runs the initiative?<br /><ul><li>Yaari Dosti (meaning "bonding among men") is a social marketing programme based on the Brazilian Program H model and designed to improve young men’s attitudes toward gender roles and sexual relationships and to reduce HIV risk behaviours and partner violence in India .. ;-)</li></li></ul><li>Durex<br />
  148. 148. 25. Connect<br />
  149. 149. David Sarnoff<br />Responsible for creation of NBC and other companies shown in the picture .. <br />
  150. 150. 26. His destiny moves us only because it might have been ours — because the Oracle laid the same curse upon us before our birth as upon him. It is the fate of all of us, perhaps, to direct our first sexual impulse towards our mother and our first hatred and our first murderous wish against our father. Our dreams convince us that this is soWho is describing Who/what ?<br />
  151. 151. Sigmund Freud about the odephius complex <br />
  152. 152. 27. Fill in the blanks<br />………………….is a neologism used in the social sciences, specially by Gad Saad in his book The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and Gilles Lipovetsky'sLe Bonheur Paradoxale<br />According to these and other scholars the phenomenon of mass consumption could be compared to certain traits of human psychology described by evolutionary scientists pointing out similitudes between Darwinian principles and consumer behaviour<br />Lipovetsky has noted that modern times have brought about the rise of a third type of ……………… who is imprevisible and always unsatisfied<br />
  153. 153. Homo Consumericus<br />
  154. 154. 28. X is a confection which was first created by Rowntree's of York, England.<br />It is now produced worldwide by Y, which acquired Rowntree in 1988,except in the United States where it is made under licence by Z<br /> Each bar consists of fingers composed of three layers of crème-filled wafer, covered in an outer layer of chocolate <br />Launched in 1935, X was originally known as 'Chocolate Crisp‘ … ( no part points ) <br />
  155. 155. X- Kit Kat, Y- Nestle, Z- Hershey’s<br />
  156. 156. 29. A X is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into another form, which can be either used immediately or stored until needed. The most common method to implement an x mechanism is to use an electric motor as Generator <br />
  157. 157. Regenerative Braking<br />
  158. 158. 30.<br />
  159. 159.
  160. 160. 31. 4′33″ (pronounced Four, thirty-three]) is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments), and the score instructs the performer not to play the instrument during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements (the first being thirty seconds, the second being two minutes and twenty-three seconds, and the third being one minute and forty seconds). Although commonly perceived as "four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence” the piece actually consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed. Over the years, 4′33″ became Cage's most famous and most controversial compositionMy Question is What is the significance of 4’33”<br />
  161. 161. 273 seconds absolute zero<br />
  162. 162. 32. Fill in the blanks<br />…………………..is a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada <br />The foundation describes itself as "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age”<br />
  163. 163. Ad-busters<br />
  164. 164. 33. An X, a word that stands for “I Shall Please” in Latin, has been defined as a substance or procedure that is objectively without any specific activity for the condition being treated. Common Xs are inert tablets, sham surgery, and other procedures based on false information.In one common X procedure, a patient is given an inert pill, told that it may improve his/her condition, but not told that it is in fact inert. Such an intervention may cause the patient to believe the treatment will change his/her condition; and this belief may produce a subjective perception of a therapeutic effect, causing the patient to feel their condition has improved. This phenomenon is known as the X effect. X?<br />
  165. 165. Placebo Or Placebo effect<br />
  166. 166. 34. The company was launched in 1966 by Pierre Bellon (Chairman) in Marseille, France, initially serving company restaurants, schools and hospitals under the name Societéd'ExploitationHotelière<br />The prefix of the company name was retained, despite negative connotations in British English .. :-P <br />
  167. 167. Sodexho<br />
  168. 168. Theme Round 5 questions Write Bros modelCrack in the successive slides earn you 20 15 10 and 5 points for last two visuals Each answer carries 4 good points<br />
  169. 169. X in the Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island, was the creator of humanity, the god of fertility and the chief god of the "Tangata manu" or bird-man cult (this cult succeeded the island's more famous Moai era).He is a frequent subject of the island's Petroglyphs.<br />
  170. 170. This mollusk of pectinidae species shares its name with one of the Hawaiian goddess of fertility name this mollusk <br />
  171. 171. The Roman God of agriculture<br />
  172. 172. X is an animated cartoon character made famous in a series of Disney short cartoons. He has most frequently appeared with Y. He also had an independent starring role in 48 Disney shorts in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. X is unusual for a Disney character in that he is not anthropomorphized beyond showing an unusually broad range of facial expressions or use of his front paws at key points; he is actually represented as a normal version<br />
  173. 173. Identify the species of spider <br />
  174. 174. Answers<br />
  175. 175. X in the Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island, was the creator of humanity, the god of fertility and the chief god of the "Tangata manu" or bird-man cult (this cult succeeded the island's more famous Moai era).He is a frequent subject of the island's Petroglyphs.<br />
  176. 176. Makemake<br />
  177. 177. This mollusk of pectinidae species shares its name with one of the Hawaiian goddess of fertility name this mollusk <br />
  178. 178. Haumea bivalve <br />
  179. 179. The Roman God of agriculture<br />
  180. 180. Ceres<br />
  181. 181. X is an animated cartoon character made famous in a series of Disney short cartoons. He has most frequently appeared with Y. He also had an independent starring role in 48 Disney shorts in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. X is unusual for a Disney character in that he is not anthropomorphized beyond showing an unusually broad range of facial expressions or use of his front paws at key points; he is actually represented as a normal version<br />
  182. 182. Pluto Mickey mouse<br />
  183. 183. Identify the species of spider <br />
  184. 184. Eris Spider<br />
  185. 185. Theme is Dwarf Planets<br />
  186. 186. Thank you<br />By, <br /> Arunkumar &<br />