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The kc quiz


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The contents of the quiz I did on 14th August, 2010 at K-Circle, Hyderabad- one of the oldest and most respected quizzing clubs in India. Give a dekho and also your comments!! :) Thanks and have a great day all of you!!.

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The kc quiz

  1. 1. Neo: Why am I here? The Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.<br />Source:<br /><br />
  2. 2. Founded in 1980, one of its objectives includes the search for “near earth objects”. The logo is provided. Name the organization and its founders.<br />avinashvenkata<br />
  3. 3. avinash venkata<br />The Planetary Society by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman<br />Source: <br /><br />
  4. 4. The ________, has a 6.5 L, V12 engine producing 640 hp <br /> is named for a fighting bull, in line with the ____________ tradition. The bull, raised by the Don Heriberto Rodríguez family, was best known for killing famed Mexican bullfighter Félix Guzmán in 1943. _________ (the car’s name) means "explosion" or "burst" in Spanish, when used as a noun. In the vernacular, it is also used to define a very large party or a night in town. In automotive terms, it means "blowout, flat tire”. When it was used as the name of a bull, however, it was intended to be interpreted as an adjective, a quality or property of that bull in particular. In this last sense, ________ means "he who seems to be about to burst.”<br />Name the car<br />avinash venkata<br />
  5. 5. The Lamborghini Reventón<br />Source<br /><br />avinash venkata<br />
  6. 6. Founded in 1923, has a membership of 188 countries. Headquartered at 200, Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon. What? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  7. 7. Interpol <br />avinash venkata<br />
  8. 8. The following is an extract from The Image of Ipocrisie, a poem by John Skelton in 1533 allegedly describing a game of _______, being played a group of immigrants from _______. <br />O lorde of Ipocrites Nowe shut vpp your wickettes And clape to your clickettes! A! Farewell, kings of crekettes! <br /> What sport was being described in the poem and what area has been attributed to the origin of the immigrants and the sport that was being described subsequently. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  9. 9. Cricket <br />The Flanders area of modern day Belgium<br />Source<br /><br />avinash venkata<br />
  10. 10. This website is a joint venture of General Electric, Fox Entertainment Group and The Walt Disney Company. The name of the website, which comes from Chinese Mandarin has two meanings. The primary meaning describes the word as “the holder of precious things” and the secondary meaning is “interactive recording” .<br />Microsoft in 2010, announced that this site will provide its content on Xbox 360. What site?? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  11. 11. <br />Source<br /><br />avinash venkata<br />
  12. 12. The _________ mean “suspended rocks” or “in the heavens above”. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. <br />References of this site from popular culture include the James Bond movie “For your eyes only” and the 2003 album titled ________ by Linkin Park. <br />avinashvenkata<br />
  13. 13. The Meteora <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  14. 14. According to Hinduism, _________translated means _________. Hinduism has it that the eye of Sati's charred mortal remains, while being carried by Lord Shiva fell at this very spot and a lake emerged from it. Which place is this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  15. 15. Naini Tal. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  16. 16. Cricket bat making has an elaborate procedure to it. “Clefts” from specifically harvested willow trees are shaped into cricket bats ready for play. What is the technical term applied to describe the art of cricket bat making? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  17. 17. Pod shaving or Pod crafting. Cricket bat makers are called “pod shavers”. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  18. 18. The _____________ is situated to the north of Skogar and has an elevation of 5,466 ft. It is part of a group, called the angry sisters. The most famous of which is Mount Hekla, which was believed in the middle ages to be “one of the gateways to hell”. What is being described? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  19. 19. The Eyjafjallajokull !! <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  20. 20. _________ is the industrial name of _________, which is a dull blackish colored ore. It is used extensively in consumer electronics products like touch screen cell phones, DVD players and video game consoles. Export and illegal smuggling of ______ has been attributed to be the primary source of financing the military conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. The specific manufacturing of Sony Play station 2 was directly attributed to the rise in the price of _______ from $49/ pound to $ 275/ pound, which prompted the Rwandan military groups to employ PoWs and children to manually mine this mineral. It was also attributed to the reduction of Mountain Gorilla population in the KahuziBiega National Park in DRC by more than 100%. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  21. 21. Coltan, the industrial name for Columbite-Tantalite<br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  22. 22. ___________ comes from an affluent family in Kolkata and his father is the chief of police. He is a pyro-kinetic and also a vegan. He is one of the very few mutants to retain powers after the events of the ‘M-Day’. Which of the X-Men are we talking about? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  23. 23. Neal Shaara aka Thunderbird <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  24. 24. ____________ was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1901. The first product of the company was Saccharin, which it sold to the Coca-Cola Company. It also began supplying the same company with Caffeine and Vanillin. In 1968, it became the first company in the world to mass produce Light emitting Diodes (LEDs). In the 1970’s, it was more notorious for being one of the select companies to manufacture Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. What company is this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  25. 25. Monsanto <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  26. 26. _________is a Muslim whose name means “The Traveler” in Somali. His music is said to be heavily inspired from the traditional instruments of Somalia and Ethiopia. He was once compared to make music “that fuses Bob Marley, American hip-hop and brilliant protest poetry”. The latest album is titled “Troubadour”. Who? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  27. 27. K'naan, born KeinanAbdiWarsame<br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  28. 28. avinash venkata<br />What does this list talk of? <br />Note: Not an exhaustive list <br />
  29. 29. The American Human Association (AHA) Rating<br /> “No Animals Were Harmed”®<br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  30. 30. In 1967, Satyajit Ray wrote a script for a movie titled ‘The Alien’, based on his short story _____________, which he wrote in 1962. Peter Sellers and Marlon Brando were finalized as lead actors initially by Columbia Pictures, the film’s intended producer. Ray was disillusioned to find that the script was already copyrighted on the name of a certain Mike Wilson, who was Ray’s Hollywood representative and fee appropriated to him. The film was never revived although attempts were made. In the 80’s, when _________ released, Arthur C Clarke and Satyajit Ray found many similarities to the ‘Alien’ script. What movie was this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  31. 31. The film was E.T and there were also plagiarism allegations on ‘The close encounters of the third kind’, also a Spielberg film.<br />The short story was titled ‘BankubaburBandhu’ aka BankuBabu’s friend. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br /><br />
  32. 32. Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, _______, Gingerbread. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  33. 33. Froyo. Versions of the Android OS <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  34. 34. This place has the status of a historical monument in its country. Originally the site of a lake, an earthquake in 1855 uplifted the entire lake area to form a swamp. The entire area was drained out to be made into a cricket ground. Which place is this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  35. 35. Basin Reserve, Wellington. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  36. 36. This bird was hunted to extinction by the Maori. What bird was this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  37. 37. The Moa <br />avinash venkata<br /> Source<br /><br /><br />
  38. 38. ___________ was the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829 and the leader of the Jewish community in Bombay. His son Abdullah married into the Rothschild family and later built synagogues in the Fort and Byculla areas. The ________ docks, the biggest dock in Bombay were built and named in his honor. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  39. 39. David Sassoon. The Sassoon Docks. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  40. 40. As a result of this war, ‘Yomp’, a slang word meaning ‘a long distance march with full kit’ and ‘Exocet’ meaning a flying fish bomber entered the British military lexicon. What war was this? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  41. 41. The Falkland War of 1982 <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  42. 42. It was the most famous of all the St. Bernard dogs credited with saving more than 40 lives in his lifetime, at the Great St. Bernard Pass near the Swiss-Italian border. After ________ died of natural causes, its body was stuffed and placed on display at the Natural History Museum in Berne. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  43. 43. Barry <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  44. 44. The _____________ is a type of swimsuit for women designed by the Lebanese Australian AhedaZanetti under the trade name of Ahiida. It was described as the perfect solution for Muslim women who are uncomfortable wearing revealing bathing suits. What? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  45. 45. Burqini<br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  46. 46. avinash venkata<br />What is unique about this list?<br />Note: Not an exhaustive list<br />
  47. 47. avinash venkata<br />List of test cricketers who were born in non- test playing nations <br />Source <br /><br />
  48. 48. The ___________ car was a concept car designed by the American ________ in 1933. He also used the word for several of his inventions to emphasize that he considered them part of a project to improve humanity’s living conditions. It also includes a poly-phasic sleep pattern invented that includes four 30 minute naps instead of a single phasic sleep. What? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  49. 49. Dymaxion, which is a portmanteau for ‘dynamic maximum tension’ by Buckminister Fuller. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  50. 50. In a test match against India, _______ became the first indigenous Carib to play cricket for the West Indies. Who? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  51. 51. Adam Sanford of Dominican Republic<br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  52. 52. _____________ is the nickname for the world’s first artificially created bacteria by a 20 member team headed by ____________. It has 382 genes and is self-replicating in nature. What? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  53. 53. Synthia, short for a synthetic bacterium named MycoplasmaLaboratorium by J. Craig Venter<br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  54. 54. On 1st July 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to grant ____________ to its every citizen as a legal right. What?? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  55. 55. Right to access a 1Mbps broadband connection<br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  56. 56. __________1970 and 74__________(1978 and 1982), _____________(1986), ________(1990), _______(1998),Fevernova (2002), Teamgeist (2006), Jabulani (2010)<br />avinash venkata<br />
  57. 57. Telstar- 1970 and 1974<br />Tango- 1978 and 1982<br />Azteca- 1986<br />EtruscoUnico- 1990<br />Tricolore- 1998<br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br />
  58. 58. Connect the creators of the following song with the following <br />avinash venkata<br />
  59. 59. Alan Parsons Project had composed the songs- Eye in the Sky and Sirius. The song Sirius was used by Chicago Bulls as its theme song for years during the 80’s. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />
  60. 60. Born of Irish ancestry in Nainital, in the then United Provinces of British India, had a home in ChotiHaldwani, Uttaranchal, which has now been converted into a museum; worked in the Bengal and Northwestern Railways. His first book sold more than 250,000 copies in the United States and was later translated into 27 languages. Died in Nyeri, Kenya after finishing work on his sixth book- ‘Tree Tops’. Who?? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  61. 61. Jim Corbett <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br />
  62. 62. The letters ‘VT’ are found emblazoned on the tail of each aircraft, whose service provider is registered in India. What does VT stand for?? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  63. 63. Viceroy Territory (VT), a vestige of the Colonial past, is the radio call sign for aircraft registered in India. <br />avinash venkata<br />Source hunter) <br />
  64. 64. The _____________ movement was founded by MirzaGhulam Ahmed, who declared that he was the ‘Promised One’ of all religions, fulfilling the eschatalogical prophesies of all religions, including that in Hinduism. Mirza and the ________________ considers Krishna to be a Prophet and also that ‘Prophet’ and ‘Avatar’ to be synonymous with that of the Quranic Messenger. MirzaGhulam Ahmed also regarded Siddhartha Gautama as a Prophet and also argues in his book ‘Jesus in India’ that Jesus survived the crucifixion and migrated to Kashmir. The community suffers religious persecution in the Muslim world till date. <br />avinash venkata<br />
  65. 65. The Ahmadiya Community <br />avinash venkata<br />Source<br />hunter) <br />
  66. 66. According to an IEEE Study, what does the following represent? <br />avinash venkata<br />
  67. 67. Industrial Robot Density<br />avinash venkata<br />Source <br /><br />hunter) <br />
  68. 68. Thank you all <br />and <br />God bless the Internet!! ;)  <br />avinash venkata<br />