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Waves'14 Open Prelims


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Prelims of the open general quiz held at Waves'14, the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

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Waves'14 Open Prelims

  1. 1. Waves Open Prelims Answers By ACP & Bala
  2. 2. 1. The following font is named after Mahatma Gandhi. What is the typeface modelled on?
  3. 3. The Mahatma’s glasses
  4. 4. 2. The 23 white stars in the canton of the flag represent the 23 islands of X. The three black stars in the upper right represent the islands that were disfigured in March 1954 due to nuclear testing. The two black stars in the lower right corner represent where the natives live now, Kili Island, 425 miles to the south of X, and Ejit Island. These two stars are symbolically far away from X's stars on the flag as the islands are in real life (both in distance and quality of life). The Marshallese language words on the bottom of the flag, "MEN OTEMJEJ REJ ILO BEIN ANIJ“, reportedly represent the words spoken in 1946 by the X leader, Juda, to U.S. Commodore Ben Wyatt when the American went to X to ask the islanders to give up their islands for the 'good of all mankind' . They translate as "Everything is in the hands of God.“ The similarity to the American flag design and the striking isolation of the 3-star group and the 2-star group represent the belief of the islanders that the Government of the United States still has obligations to their people, including reparations and resettlement of those who were exiled. ID X
  5. 5. Bikini Atoll
  6. 6. 3. Id the minimalist poster
  7. 7. The Wolf of Wall Street
  8. 8. 4. The exact origin of the phrase XYZ is unknown. A very popular theory is that Tata Oil Mills Ltd. Co (TOMCO) came up with a detergent new brand called Y. Hence, their marketing team thought of an ‘amazing idea’. They decided that trucks would be a superb way to spread awareness about this detergent brand called Y. Since the brand had a symbol of the Lotus, the Lotus was painted above Y. The other theory dates back to World War II. Petrol was on short supply and trucks resorted to using kerosene. Kerosene is not the ideal fuel you want to pour in your tank. It is unstable and there are possibilities of a truck exploding into a ball of fire. Hence, truck drivers wrote ‘XZ, On Kerosene’ on their trucks. Gradually, it turned to ‘XYZ. Give me the phrase.
  9. 9. 5* Identify X X has held many prestigious positions in addition to the post X is most famous for. X served as the President of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1996 to 1998 and is a member of the Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and between 1989 and 1991 also held the title of “Sheriff of Madras”. In addition, X is also the president of the All India Chess Federation and the President of the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation. X’s approach to life has been humorously described as “Carry a big stick but speak softly”.
  10. 10. N.Srinivasan
  11. 11. 6. Mathematical equations describing Injury criterion in which activity? • Abbreviated injury scale (AIS), Head Injury Criterion (HIC), and symptoms of head injury, Where t1 and t2 are the initial and final times of the interval during which the head injury criteria attains a maximum value and a(t) is the resultant acceleration measured at the centre of gravity of the head Where arel and vrel are the acceleration and velocity of the head’s centre of gravity relative to the T1 vertebra. Neck Injury Criterion (NIC) tolerance ~ 15 m2/s.
  12. 12. Headbanging
  13. 13. 7. Give funda
  14. 14. The Prime Minister’s trip to Siachen, considered the highest battlefield on earth
  15. 15. 8. What sporting practise is this cartoon making fun of?
  16. 16. The All Blacks Haka
  17. 17. 9. • It was a common practice for European towns to have their coat of arms as a rebus or visual pun of the city’s name. Called Canting Arms, most of them survive till date. • (Examples next slide) • Which city’s Canting Arms has a heraldic bear?
  18. 18. • Princess Beatrice of York: Beatrice = bee thrice Elmbridge: Elm tree on a bridge (even though the place gets its name from the river Elem. Eberbach : Eber = boar; Bach = brook
  19. 19. Berlin
  20. 20. 10*. Exhaustive list. Connect. • 1999 MacWorld SF: iMacs in colors 1999 Macworld NY: AirPort WiFi 1999 Seybold: "22" Apple Cinema Display 1999 Special Event: iMac DV 1999 Special Event: iMac DV Special Edition 2000 Macworld SF: Aqua User Interface 2000 Macworld SF: "Steve drops the "i" in iCEO 2000 Macworld NY: G4 Cube 2001 Macworld SF: PowerBook G4 2002 Macworld NY: 17-inch iMac G4 2002 Macworld NY: iPod for Windows 2003 Macworld: 12-inch Aluminum PowerBook G4 2003 WWDC: Power Mac G5 2003 Paris Expo: Wireless mouse & Keyboard 2004 Macworld SF: iPod Mini in color 2004 WWDC: 30" Cinema Display
  21. 21. • 2004 Special Event: Special U2 iPod 2005 Macworld: iPod Shuffle 2005 ___________ Event: TV Shows on iTunes 2006 Macworld: MacBook Pro 2006 "It's ShowTime event": Movies on iTunes Store 2006 "It's ShowTime event": iTV (later renamed Apple TV) 2006 "It's ShowTime event": Live performance by John Legend 2007 WWDC: Safari for Windows 2007 Web App for iPhone 2007 Special Event: iTunes WiFi Music Store 2008 iPhone Software Roadmap event: $100M iFund 2008 Special Event: Aluminum Unibody MacBook 2009 Apple Music Event: iPod Nano with video camera 2010 WWDC: FaceTime 2010 Apple Music Event: Apple TV (2nd gen) 2010 "Back to Mac" event: New MacBook Air 2011 WWDC: iTunes Match 2014 Apple Watch announcement in 2014 by Tim Cook
  22. 22. “one more thing”
  23. 23. 11. Inexhaustive but definitive list. Connect. #sports • 28 April 2014 • 19 May 2013 • 13 May 2012 • 7 May 2011 • 9 May 2010 • 11 April 2009 • 9 March 2008 • 21 April 2007 • 7 May 2006 • 2 April 2005 • 13 March 2004 (earliest ever) • There have been 35 such days since 1970. What am I talking about?
  24. 24. St. Totteringham’s Day
  25. 25. 12. Identify the material • In July this year, a tech company called Surry Nano Systems designed a material by vertically aligning carbon nanotubes. Here are some remarks about the same. • “It is like staring into the kind of black hole found in outer space.“ • “For example, it reduces stray-light, improving the ability of sensitive telescopes to see the faintest stars... Its ultra-low reflectance improves the sensitivity of terrestrial, space and air-borne instrumentation.”
  26. 26. Vantablack; the blackest material yet
  27. 27. 13. How do we now know this word? • The word X came to be used in English along with other French fashions. It originally referred to the ____, French for "cloth", draped over a lady or gentleman's shoulders while their hair was being dressed, and then (in both French and English) by extension to the various elements, and also the whole complex of operations of hairdressing and body care that centered at a dressing table. • After the evolution in English (mostly following French uses), ____ is to "act or process of dressing" (1680s); then "a dressing room" (1819) usually with a particular attachment.
  28. 28. Toilet
  29. 29. 14. Where have we seen this font in popular culture? Or what letter? • The Blackletter typeface was used in the Guthenburg Bible, one of the first books printed in Europe. This style of typeface is recognizable by its dramatic thin and thick strokes, and in some fonts, the elaborate swirls on the serifs. Blackletter typefaces are based on early manuscript lettering. • Variants of blackletter have been used the band Motorhead, Corona Beer, New York Times and Disneyland. • One such variant known as Cloister Black was used by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata for one particular letter.
  30. 30. L from Death Note
  31. 31. 15*. Identify this song
  32. 32. Dardue- Sandstorm
  33. 33. 16. Id the person blanked out, who was in the news then?
  34. 34. Vince Gillian from Breaking Bad fame
  35. 35. 17. What is it that he does that we associate with another person? • Bryan Berg, an architect, currently holds the Guiness record for the skyscraper he created which stood at 7.87m in height. • His other creations include Hagia Sophia, Empire State building, Cinderella’s castle and the Venetian Macau. • He vastly improved his technique by making it vertical over the conventional horizontal.
  36. 36. He builds House of Cards.
  37. 37. 18. Finish the pun-da.
  38. 38. My anaconda wants don’t want none unless you got buns
  39. 39. 19. FITB • This poster is from a series created by CH on “Historic figures’ pickup lines”. • Who has been blanked out?
  40. 40. Nostradamus
  41. 41. 20**. #MandatoryGoT 0.5 points for each. Level 2 tie breaker ID the GoT characters from the medical diagnosis 1. Acromegaly 2.Stockholm syndrome and Manic depressive disorder 3.Achondroplasia 4. Lesion on the Broca’s area of the brain
  42. 42. 1. Gregor Clegane 2. Theon Greyjoy 3. Tyrion Lannister 4. Hodor