Quiz Avinash Kc03o09.Ppt2


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Quiz Avinash Kc03o09.Ppt2

  1. 1. K Circle Quiz IIIXMMIX Avinash A.V Avinash IIIXMMIX
  2. 2. <ul><li>__________ has its headquarters in Vienna in Austria with laboratories in Siebersdorf and Vienna and Monaco. It reports directly to the UN Security Council and the General Assembly and its new president elect is Yukiya Amano who will assume office in December 2009. Name it. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  3. 3. <ul><li>International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  4. 4. <ul><li>The ______________is a Sanskrit lyric poem of only 111 stanzas, translated into English by Horace Hayman Wilson and recounts how a yaksha in exile convinces a passing cloud to take a message to his wife. What famous poem is this? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  5. 5. <ul><li>Meghaduta by Kalidasa </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  6. 6. <ul><li>______________ is an oral based neuroaminidase inhibitor, which serves as an effective anti-viral by chemically cutting ties with the host cell. It was first developed by Gilead Sciences of USA and is marketed in Japan by Chugai Pharmaceuticals. Name it. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  7. 7. <ul><li>Oseltamivir. Trade name Tamiflu </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  8. 8. <ul><li>This city is connected by rail to the Trans-Siberian railway and also to the Chinese Rail Network. The city was founded in the year 1639 initially as a nomadic Yurt Buddhist monastery and its previous names include Ikh Khuree, Da Khuree and Nisleel Khuree. Name the city. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ulan Bator. Capital of Mongolia. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  10. 10. <ul><li>___________ was a Danish architect who won the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in architecture in 2003. His most famous design was the Sydney Opera House. Name the architect. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  11. 11. <ul><li>Jorn Utzon. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  12. 12. <ul><li>The scientific objective of this NASA mission is to detect traces of extra terrestrial life forms on extra solar planets and also to determine if these are habitable for sustaining human life. Name the mission. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  13. 13. <ul><li>The NASA Kepler Mission after Johannes Kepler </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  14. 14. <ul><li>According to the Hindu Mythology, the _________________ were a class of celestial beings and having lion-headed bodies. Their abode was the mountain Gandhamadana. Who? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  15. 15. <ul><li>Kimpurushas </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  16. 16. <ul><li>In the 1933 Old Trafford test match between England and West Indies, _____________ bowled a delivery that turned unexpectedly turned from the off to the leg and which left the batsman stumped out. The batsman while returning to the pavilion, remarked, ‘Fancy being done by a bloody ___________’. </li></ul><ul><li>(2 points for the first blank and 1 for the latter) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  17. 17. <ul><li>Ellis Achong. Chinaman </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  18. 18. <ul><li>The ______________ is an OS designed by Psion, founded in 1980 by the South African born David Potter. It belongs to a family of graphical operating systems named after the acronym of ‘Electronic Piece of Cheese’. Name the OS. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  19. 19. <ul><li>Symbian </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  20. 20. <ul><li>John _______ is an American political pollster and the founder- president of ___________ International, a polling firm known for phone and international polling. His firm gained wide popularity for a rather overwhelming public and near accurate predictions of the US presidential elections from 1992 onwards and also for conducting public opinion surveys to decide the new 7 wonders of the world. (Same blank fills the two) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  21. 21. <ul><li>John Zogby </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  22. 22. <ul><li>____________ also referred to as the Ayer’s Rock is a large sandstone rock formation and is considered to be sacred to the Pt-jan-jat-jara and the Yankun-yat-jat-jara, the two aboriginal tribes of that area. It is listed as a world heritage site and the nearest town is Alice Springs. Name it. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  23. 23. <ul><li>Uluru </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  24. 24. <ul><li>___________________is a Japanese company which manufactures consumer electronics products. It started out of Osaka as a dry cell manufacturing plant in 1960 and in the 80’s became an icon for pop culture when it produced advertisements popularly known as the ‘blown away guy’ for its line of audio cassettes. Name the company. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  25. 25. <ul><li>Maxell. The company’s name is a contraption of the term ‘maximum capacity dry cell’. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  26. 26. <ul><li>The __________ ____ _______________ is a plot device in which a person or a thing appears from nowhere to help a character to overcome a seemingly insolvable difficulty. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the term? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  27. 27. <ul><li>Deus ex Machina </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  28. 28. <ul><li>The __________ _____________ is a ladder to heaven, described in the book of genesis in which the protagonist envisions . The Muslims interpret this as the journey that Mohammed took to the heaven. What term is it? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  29. 29. <ul><li>Jacob’s Ladder </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  30. 30. <ul><li>The indigenous inhabitants of this geographical region are considered to be closer to the Semang of Malaysia and the Aeta of Philippines. This geographical region, whose name has been mentioned in the works of Arab cartographers and geographers, and also by the Italian travelers Marco Polo and Niccolo da Conti has also been characterized in popular culture by Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mystery- ‘The sign of the four’ and more recently by Vikas Swarup in his book- ‘The six suspects’ . Name the region. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  31. 31. <ul><li>Andaman and Nicobar Islands. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  32. 32. <ul><li>This actor whose most famous role was in a movie series for which has never happy to be identified with served in the Royal Navy and planned to become an Anglican Priest. Legend has it that when during a chance lunch meeting with James Dean who boasted about his newly acquired Porsche 550 , the actor had a premonition that James Dean would die in a week’s time behind the wheel of that car. Name the actor. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  33. 33. <ul><li>Alec Guinness. </li></ul><ul><li>Star Wars was the film he never wanted to be identified with. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  34. 34. <ul><li>_______________ was conceived as a program in the late 1980’s by Guido Van Rossum as a successor to the ABC programming language. It is a multi-paradigm language and is often used for scripting web applications. CERN, NASA, YouTube and Bittorrent are the most notable users of this program. Name the program. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  35. 35. <ul><li>Python Programming </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  36. 36. <ul><li>________________ was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scheberius and belonged to a family of electro-mechanical rotor machines. The surviving_______________ are now kept on display in the National Cryptographic Museum in USA, The Armamuseum in Stockholm, The Computer History Museum in USA, Bletchley Park in UK and also at the Australian War Memorial. (Same blank fills the two) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  37. 37. <ul><li>Enigma Machine </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  38. 38. <ul><li>This town/ city was first named El Pueblo de Neustra Senora la Reina de ______ _____________del Rio de Porciuncula by a group of 44 settlers. The major sister cities of this city include Giza, Athens, St. Petersburg, Taipei and Mumbai. Name the city. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  39. 39. <ul><li>Los Angeles </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  40. 40. <ul><li>“ A cat, along with a flask containing a poison, is placed in a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence. If an internal Gieger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not a mixture of alive and dead.” </li></ul><ul><li>What thought experiment is being described? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  41. 41. <ul><li>Schrodinger’s Cat </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  42. 42. <ul><li>________is a neo-pagan, nature based religion which has great reverence for the Earth and her Godesses and her consort, the Horned God. The religion was popularized in the 1950’s by a retired British Civil Servant named Gerald Gardner and is characterized by distinct forms of rituals and belief in Animism and Magic. The adherents of this religion are also called the _______. What religion is this? (Same blank fills the two) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  43. 43. <ul><li>The Wicca </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  44. 44. <ul><li>Mathieu Orfila is considered to be the modern father of this discipline of the life sciences, which studies the adverse effects that chemicals have on living organisms. The most famous book he compiled was called the ___________ générale. Name it. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  45. 45. <ul><li>Toxicology </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  46. 46. <ul><li>____________________is the highest literary honor in India, conferred on writers of outstanding works of one of the twenty-four major Indian languages. Previous winners of this award include Viswanatha Satyanarayana, C. Rajagopalachari, S. Radhakrishnan, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayanan , Amrita Pritam to name a few . </li></ul><ul><li>Which award is this? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  47. 47. <ul><li>The Sahitya Academy Fellowship Award </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  48. 48. <ul><li>The _________ ruling was handed down on May 8 th 2003 in favor of ________________ based on the idea that no resident of the European Union (EU) should be prevented from working in another part of the EU. The biggest impact of this ruling was felt in English County Cricket Clubs with each club employing a number of South African cricketers. Name the person who has contributed to this. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  49. 49. <ul><li>Kolpak Ruling after Marlos Kolpak, a Slovakian handball player </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  50. 50. <ul><li>The_____________ is a South American pack animal, originating from the plains of North America and related to the Camel family. It is used as a beast of burden as well as for meat production. What animal is this? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  51. 51. <ul><li>Llama </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  52. 52. <ul><li>____________ is an archeological site, famous for its rock-cut architecture. It is a world heritage site and was only introduced to the western world in 1812. In ancient times, it was identified with the Aramaic speaking Semites as the center for their caravan trade. Name it. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  53. 53. <ul><li>The Petra in Jordan </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  54. 54. <ul><li>The etymology of this word traces its origin to describe the medieval prose narratives of Iceland and Norway in the Middle Ages. Name the word. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  55. 55. <ul><li>Saga </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  56. 56. <ul><li>He is considered to be the ‘dean’ of science fiction writers who set a very high standard for science plausibility in his works. The popular movie ‘Starship Troopers’ was based on one of his earlier works. Name him. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  57. 57. <ul><li>Robert Heinlein. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  58. 58. <ul><li>The ________________ is an Afro- Brazilian religion that blends African religion with elements of Catholicism. It is often assumed that this religion originated in the areas in and around Rio de Janeiro mostly by slave descendants. The three major beliefs claimed by proponents of this religion include The Pantheon, the Spirits’ World and Reincarnation. Name the religion </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  59. 59. <ul><li>Umbanda </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  60. 60. <ul><li>In Physics and Cosmology, the mathematical universe hypothesis (MUH) also known as the _______________ is a speculative postulate that ‘all structures that exist physically also exist mathematically’. What hypothesis is this? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  61. 61. <ul><li>The Ultimata Ensemble </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  62. 62. <ul><li>This is a very popular dish in the Arabic world, and is made from cooked or mashed chickpeas, blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Name the dish. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  63. 63. <ul><li>Hummus </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  64. 64. <ul><li>This city is considered to be the spiritual home of Japanese Whaling with a lot of traditional whaling and dolphin hunting techniques developed here. The city was recently in news over an annual hunting drive that indiscriminately killed over 1,700 dolphins in a very grotesque fashion for human consumption. Name the city . </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  65. 65. <ul><li>Taiji </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  66. 66. <ul><li>_______________________ _________________ was a Russian explorer and geographer of Central Asia and was credited to be the first known European to describe the only extant species of the wild horse. Urban legend also holds that Joseph Stalin was his illegitimate son. Who is this?? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  67. 67. <ul><li>Nikolai Przhewalski (pronounced Prez-wal-ski) </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  68. 68. <ul><li>Quivra and _________ are two of the ‘Seven cities of Gold’ existing only in a myth that originated in the 12 th century when seven bishops escaping prosecution from the Moorish invasions of Spain fled with the treasures to prevent the Muslims obtaining sacred relics. The myth slowly died and resurfaced in the 1500’s again when the Spanish conquistadors and the English sailors were recounted about it from an African slave named Esteban Dorantes, who described to have seen the legendary city of gold somewhere in the New World. Which city? </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  69. 69. <ul><li>Cibola </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  70. 70. <ul><li>These four formed ‘dibbly, dobbly, wibbly and wobbly’, the quartet of New Zealand’s medium pacers who turned bowling wicket to wicket with a slight movement into an art form. Name ‘dibbly, dobbly, wibbly and wobbly’!!. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  71. 71. <ul><li>Willie Watson, Rod Latham, Gavin Larsen and Chris Harris. </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX
  72. 72. <ul><li>IIIXMMIX </li></ul><ul><li>Avinash A.V </li></ul>Avinash IIIXMMIX