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Science And Technology Quiz

  1. 1. Science and Technology Quiz
  2. 2. Rounds <ul><li>2 rounds clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>2 rounds anti clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>All rounds follow infinite bounce </li></ul><ul><li>Round 1 and 2 have 12 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Round 3 has 6 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Round 4 has 8 questions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Round 1 Clockwise
  4. 4. Question 1 <ul><li>A person X, rushed into the Eagle Pub on an uneventful day in February 1953 and remarked, “We have discovered the secret of life”. What was X referring to and Identify him. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 2 <ul><li>Identify these creatures and how are they related to the field of technology. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 3 <ul><li>In 1946, 20 people met in a burned-out store in Tokyo to form a company – the Tokyo Telecommunication Engineering Corporation. One of its founders, Masaru Ibuka, wanted to create a product that would be useful to the general public. What is the company known as today? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 4 <ul><li>Identify the product. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 5 <ul><li>Which famous item in South Indian hotel menus often gets abbreviated on the computerized bill to spell a famous operating system? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 6 <ul><li>The Field’s medal for outstanding achievement in mathematics carries a portrait of which scientist along with his famous proof concerning the volume of the sphere and the cylinder? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 7 <ul><li>The 2004 edition of Guinness Records lists this bird as the most dangerous one. </li></ul><ul><li>ID it. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question 8 <ul><li>What did Willard Libby, an American Physical Chemist develop in 1949 that revolutionized Archaeology? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Question 9 <ul><li>This tree’s biological name is Araucaria araucana. The most common name for this tree originated from a remark made by an observer, “It would puzzle a _____ to climb that”. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the tree’s common name? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question 10 <ul><li>When it launched the artificial satellite Alouette 1 on September 29, 1962, which country became the first non-superpower to enter the space race? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question 11 <ul><li>What is calculated using the following formula: </li></ul><ul><li>100 * ( Mental age/ Chronological age) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Question 12 <ul><li>Though it is most abundant metallic element in the Earth’s Crust, which element, which is rare in its free form once prompted Napoleon to give a banquet where the most honored guests were given utensils made of this element. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the element. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Round 2 Anti-Clockwise
  17. 17. Question 1 <ul><li>Luciferins are a class of biological pigments found in organisms which make them capable of what? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Question 2 <ul><li>When early astronomers discovered it in 1600’s, and when Donati Creti painted it shortly afterward in the Vatican’s picture gallery, there was not much to explain – it was just a curious blemish. But astronomers eventually got a better look, and the last 80 years have produced a succession of theories. Among them in rough historical order, have been these: The Lava Flow theory, The New Moon theory, The Egg theory, and the Column-of-gas theory. </li></ul><ul><li>What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question 3 <ul><li>These comprise 20% of all mammal species (about 1100 species). Most are insectivores, and most of the remainder feed on fruits. Their order is Chiroptera, which is Greek for , “Hand wing”. </li></ul><ul><li>ID these creatures. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Question 4 <ul><li>In the mid-19 th century, British Paleontologist, Richard Owen coined a word. This word was a combination of 2 Greek words. One meant ‘terrible’ and the other ‘lizard’. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the good word? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question 5 <ul><li>The French researcher Charles Nicolle was awarded 1928 medicine Nobel for figuring out that lice were the vectors responsible for the spreading of this killer disease. This disease was responsible for more deaths in World War I than the actual fighting. </li></ul><ul><li>ID this disease. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Question 6 <ul><li>Ficus elastica, a member of the same family as the Banyan and the Peepal, was the original source. It was supplanted by the species Hevea brasiliana. </li></ul><ul><li>What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Question 7 <ul><li>What did Edwin Land invent because of his daughter’s wish for instant and ‘snappy’ results? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Question 8 <ul><li>This is a famous country western singer, _____ Parton. Her name became famous in the field of science in the year 1996. Why and what is her famous first name? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Question 9 <ul><li>Identify this famous experiment. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Question 10 <ul><li>Who is the author of this book? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Question 11 <ul><li>This is a NASA unmanned spacecraft designed to fly by Pluto and its moons (including Charon) and transmit images and data back to Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify it. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Question 12 <ul><li>This is a theory of geology which was developed to explain the observed evidence for large scale motions within the Earth's crust. The theory encompassed and superseded the older theory of continental drift from the first half of the 20th century and the concept of sea floor spreading developed during the 1960s. This derives its name from Greek for, ‘Builder’. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify this theory. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Round 3 Clockwise 2
  30. 30. Question 1
  31. 31. Question 2 π( x ) − π( x / 2) ≥ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... for all x ≥ 2, 11, 17, 29, 41, ...
  32. 32. Question 3
  33. 33. Contd.
  34. 34. Question 4 CERN
  35. 35. Question 5
  36. 36. Question 6 Latin Latin Latin
  37. 37. Round 4 Anti-clockwise 2
  38. 38. Question 1 <ul><li>Originally named “BackRub” which started off as a research project at Stanford University, X is perhaps the best of the lot today. What is X? </li></ul>
  39. 39. Question 2 <ul><li>While small test programs existed since the development of programmable computers, the tradition of using the phrase X as a test message was influenced by an example program in the seminal book The C Programming Language. What is the phrase X better known as? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Question 3 <ul><li>&quot;Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web&quot; eventually became what? </li></ul>
  41. 41. Question 4 <ul><li>Deep Thought, Deep Fritz, Deep Blue, Deep Junior are all computers to do what? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Question 5
  43. 43. Question 6
  44. 44. Question 7 <ul><li>Various trees are claimed to be &quot;the&quot; __X__ tree which __Y__ describes. The King's School, Grantham, claims that the tree was purchased by the school, uprooted and transported to the headmaster's garden some years later. The staff of the [now] National Trust-owned Woolsthorpe Manor dispute this, and claim that a tree present in their gardens is the one described by __Y__. A descendant of the original tree can be seen growing outside the main gate of Trinity College, Cambridge, below the room __Y__ lived in when he studied there. The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale can supply grafts from their tree, which appears identical to Flower of Kent, a coarse-fleshed cooking variety. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Question 8