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The in quiz-itors - quiz


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The in quiz-itors - quiz

  1. 1. The In-quiz-itors<br />The oh-not-so-difficult-quiz<br />
  2. 2. Dedications<br />MohneetAhuja – The absence of whom is the sheer reason for this quiz being so simple…<br />Jennifer Aniston – For the brilliance with which she ruined my Thursday night with “Just go with it” and for being the inspiration to start preparing this quiz…<br />And as always, Wikipedia – The secret source of Hermione Granger’s wisdom..<br />
  3. 3. Infinite bounce<br />+10 for direct answers as well as passes<br />+5 for partial answers<br />Quiz features hints all over the place<br />
  4. 4. 1. Just for geeks<br />In the Star Trek fictional universe, the fictional computer OS known as “Library Computer Access/Retrieval System (LCARS)” is often seen used on a device known as “Personal Access Display Device”. This device served as the inspiration of the name for a modern technology marvel – more so because of their similar appearances.<br />Name this modern gadget every one of you would love to own.<br />
  5. 5. 2. Did you know this one was Chinese too?<br />This Chinese multinational computer technology corporation develops desktops and notebook PCs and is the largest seller of PCs in China.<br />It is also the fourth largest vendor of personal computers in the world.<br />Incorporated as “Legend” in Hong Kong in 1998, a part of this former name is still part of the new name of the company.<br />Name this technology giant<br />
  6. 6. 3. Funny sounds<br />In medicine, it is known as Synchronous Diaphragmatic Flutter (SDF) or Singultus, from the Latin singult, “the act of catching one’s breath while sobbing”. It is caused due to abrupt rush of air into the lungs causing the vocal chords to close.<br />How do we know this term in common knowledge?<br />
  7. 7. 4. Secularism<br />
  8. 8. 5. Indian sci-fi<br />This James Bond villain Blofeld served as the inspiration for the famous bald villain X who rules from a remote island equipped with modern gadgets.<br />Name the character X and the actor who played this role.<br />
  9. 9. 6. Childhood memories<br />Nintendo’s Mascot “X” is a video game character created by the Japanese designer Shigeru Miyamoto, has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation.<br />X and his brother Y are portrayed as Italian-American plumbers and his dress is made to look like a construction site worker.<br />Name X and Y<br />
  10. 10. 7. Swoosh<br />This multinational giant originally known as “Blue Ribbon Sports” was founded by athlete Philip Knight and his coach in 1962.<br />In 1978, BRS, officially renamed to X<br />X is the name of the goddess of victory in classical Greek culture.<br />What is X?<br />
  11. 11. 8. Fair and lovely<br />This large global skin-and-body care brand is named after its flagship product, a creamy white emulsion of water, added with Eau De Toilette and named after Nivis, the Latin term for snow.<br />Name this brand<br />
  12. 12. 9. Hungry eh!<br />
  13. 13. 10. It’s not God!<br />
  14. 14. 11. Bombay Cabs<br />
  15. 15. 12. Time pass<br />The puzzle, known as Number Place in the US, was first published in New York in the late 1970s by the puzzle publisher Dell in its magazine Math Problems and Logic Puzzles. It became immensely popular in the UK in 2005, stimulating international interest. <br />What is its popular name which is also the Japanese for ‘single number’?<br />
  16. 16. 13. The empirical question<br />If the Metre, the Kilogram, the Second, the Ampere, the Kelvin, and the Candela are six of the seven basic units of measurement in the SI system, what is the seventh?<br />
  17. 17. 14. DholBaje Re!<br />Fill in the blanks<br />A __________ instrument is any object which produces a sound when hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. The term usually applies to an object used in a rhythmic context or with musical intent.<br />
  18. 18. 15. The ‘Chemistry Lab’ doodle<br />Name this common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.<br />
  19. 19. 16. Scandalous<br />Portrayed by Rachel McAdams in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, this character is a skilled professional thief and is frequently portrayed as a romantic interest for Holmes in derivative works despite appearing in only one story.<br />Bonus marks for naming the story.<br />
  20. 20. 17. Laika<br />The “Burning Man” festival is a week long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in US. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening.<br />Larry Page and Sergey Brin used this doodle to notify the Google users of their absence (they were attend this festival in 1998) in case the servers crashed.<br />What is so special about this Google Doodle?<br />
  21. 21. The four clue round<br />Clue 1: +30 / -15<br />Clue 2: +20 / -10<br />Clue 3: +10 / -5<br />Clue 4: +5 / 0<br />Please write your answer on the piece of paper and call the quizmaster when you think you have the answer.<br />-30 for voicing out any answers<br />
  22. 22. 1. Pretty Woman <br />
  23. 23. Pretty Woman<br />Clue1: <br />The name of this Bollywood star is inspired from the famous Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida, a Golden Globe winning actress of Come September and Hotel Paradiso fame, because she was the favorite actress of this person’s mother. <br />
  24. 24. Pretty Woman<br />Clue2: <br />This person made his/her debut in 1991 with the movie PremQaidi.<br />
  25. 25. Pretty Woman<br />Clue3: <br />Played the leading role in a 2003 television program (broadcast on Sahara TV) named after her<br />
  26. 26. Pretty Woman<br />Clue4: <br />Dated AjavDevgan, was engaged to AbhishekBachchan and married Sanjay Kapur<br />
  27. 27. 2. Superstar<br />
  28. 28. Superstar<br />Clue1: Daughters<br />
  29. 29. Superstar<br />Clue2: Nickname<br />
  30. 30. Superstar<br />Clue3:<br />
  31. 31. Superstar<br />Clue4: Daughter’s husband<br />
  32. 32. 3. Brother<br />
  33. 33. Brother<br />Clue1: First role in Reshma and Shera as child actor<br />
  34. 34. Brother<br />Clue2: First film<br />
  35. 35. Brother<br />Clue3: Most remembered for a similar role<br />
  36. 36. Brother<br />Clue4: Parents<br />
  37. 37. 4. The perfect smile<br />
  38. 38. The perfect smile<br />Clue1:<br />An acclaimed Kathakdancer,who wanted to be a Micro-biologist, and did study in that course in Bombay's Parle College, in Vile Parle (East), Bombay.<br />
  39. 39. The perfect smile<br />Clue 2:<br />Portrayed NishaChaudhary in her most famous role to date<br />
  40. 40. The perfect smile<br />Clue 3:<br />Antara Mali aspires to be X in a film named after X.<br />
  41. 41. The perfect smile<br />Clue 4:<br />Has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain who considers her the epitome of womanhood. Hence he made a film named GajaGamini (2000) in which she acted.<br />
  42. 42. Infinite bounce<br />Reverse<br />
  43. 43. 18. Feeling sick already<br />With a chemical name of p-acetylaminophenol, this drug is used for the relief of headaches, other minor aches and pains and is a major ingredient in numerous cold and flu remedies. The toxicity of this drug is the foremost cause of acute liver failure in the Western world.<br />How do we commonly know this drug?<br />
  44. 44. 19. Connect<br />
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  48. 48. 20. A sitter, really!!<br />
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  52. 52. 21. Going global<br />
  53. 53. 22. Wonderfull<br />What is the yellow line in this high resolution satellite picture showing?<br />
  54. 54. 23. Don’t think science<br />Connect!<br />Pavocristatus (Indian Peafowl)<br />Panthera Tigris (Tiger)<br />MagniferaIndica (Mango)<br />Nelumbonucifera (Lotus)<br />
  55. 55. 24. Something for girls too..<br />Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara at play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors.<br />The idea resulted in ‘X’, one of the most popular toy figures of all time. What is X?<br />
  56. 56. 25. Panagram<br />What is the significance of this image?<br />
  57. 57. 26. Medium, Measure, Standard, Store <br />The symbol preserves unique and essential features of Devanagari script. It explicitly states the Indianess of the symbol.<br />The two horizontal lines with an equal negative white space between them create a foreground and background effect of three strips subtly representing the tricolor of our Indian national flag flying at the top.<br />The horizontal lines also denote the arithmetic sign ‘equal to’.<br />The symbol is designed with minimal of three strokes making it very easy to write, construct, reproduce and design.<br />Which Symbol I am talking about ?<br />
  58. 58. 27. Crowded places<br />This place is Asia’s largest wholesale market built by a king for his favorite daughter in 1650 AD so that she could shop all she wanted to. This market place derives its name from the canals filled with water that sparkled like silver in the moonlight.<br />What place in contemporary Asia is this ?<br />
  59. 59. 28. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia<br />In the movie Benaam, AmitabhBachchan’s character’s name is “AmitSrivastava”. What is so special about this fact?<br />
  60. 60. 29. Interrupt<br />David Bradley, one time IBM employee describes his most famous achievement thus:<br /> "I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous by applying my formula whenever any Microsoft's Windows operating system _______, thus I win whenever he loses”<br />What did David Bradley invent?<br />
  61. 61. 30. No hints for this one..<br />With an estimated real estate value of $528 billion in 2005, this public park is the most visited urban park in the world.<br />The southern part of the park also features the “Wollman Skating Rink”, the ice skating rink featured in the last scene of the movie Serendipity.<br />Which park are we talking about?<br />
  62. 62. 31. Eggs boiling, bald men jumping<br />Born in Chandigarh as Harjit Singh Sehgal, this Sikh Rajput is an Indian rapper and actor. Brought up in Lucknow, he was famous in the mid 1990s and is credited as the first Indian rapper to jump on the Indipop bandwagon and dominate the Indian rap scene in the 90s.<br />How do better know this person?<br />
  63. 63. 32. Junk-dealer<br />The national sport of Bangladesh derives its name from a Tamil word meaning “holding of hand”, which is a crucial aspect of play.<br />India has been unbeaten champion in all versions of the World Cup event of this sport.<br />Which sport is this?<br />
  64. 64. 33. The battle of the sexes<br />Who’s Grand Slam Singles Career Statistics look like this?<br />
  65. 65. 34. A sitter again!<br />Connect<br />
  66. 66. Mega Connect<br />7 clues<br />First three: + 30 / -15<br />Next two: +20 / -10<br />Last two: +10 / 0<br />Please write your answer on the piece of paper and call the quizmaster when you think you have the answer.<br />-30 for voicing out any answers<br />
  67. 67. SET 1<br />
  68. 68. Who was the star of "Zanjeer"? <br />
  69. 69. What motto is inscribed at the base of the national emblem of India?<br />
  70. 70. Who invented the first commercially-successful revolver? <br />
  71. 71. SET 2<br />
  72. 72. Which cricketer recorded the most first-class centuries?<br />
  73. 73. Whose picture appears on a U.S. $100 bill ?<br />
  74. 74. SET 3<br />
  75. 75. In Alexander Dumas' book "The Three Musketeers", two of the musketeers are called Athos and Porthos. What is the name of the third Musketeer?<br />
  76. 76. Which Indian poet wrote the song "Darshan Do Ghanshyam"?<br />
  77. 77. It’s complicated<br />6 answers – all connected<br /> Relative scoring: <br />For every answer, Number of points = 5 * Number of teams that didn’t give the answer<br /> Write all answers on your paper<br />Please write your answers on the piece of paper and call the quizmaster when you think you have the answers.<br />-50 for voicing out any answers<br />
  78. 78. C<br />A<br />B<br />D<br />E<br />F<br />
  79. 79. A is a prominent Indian film actress active in the past 15 years<br />B is an Indian businessman and the ex-boyfriend of A<br />C is an IPL cricket team owned jointly by A and B<br />D is the flagship company of the business group run by B’s family involved in products like Bed Linen, Towels, Furnishings etc.<br />E is the debut movie of A, also featuring Sharukh Khan and ManishaKoirala<br />F is a Hollywood movie whose opening and ending credits feature remixes of a song from the movie E. This song gained popularity because it was filmed on a moving train.<br />