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Induction Quiz - Illuminati~Quiz Soc SSCBS

  1. 1. Induction Quiz by
  2. 2. Section 1
  3. 3. Q.1. It is a 235-metre (771 ft) tall tower located in Delhi, built in 1988, with an observation deck. It is the 15th tallest structure in India.
  4. 4. Q 2. Students from the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-B) fell prey to what could be termed as one of the most successful mass pranks played on April Fool's Day, in 2011. At midnight on March 31, the students received an e-mail stating that the institute had X. The mail solicited applications asking students to write a 250-word essay on why they deserved X. • In less than an hour, 675 of the country's brightest youngsters sent in detailed requests. "I have secured All India Rank 30 in IIT-JEE and state rank 1 in MP-PET. My Cumulative Point Index is 9.36," said an applicant's essay. • The techies weren't shy to boast. "I have designed three add-ons for the Mozilla Firefox, which has had over 60,000 downloads so far," said an essay.
  5. 5. Q.3. Tony Blair was a British PM. There was another well known Blair born in India who lived from 1903 to 50. How do we better know him as.
  6. 6. Q.4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a famous novel written by Douglas Adams. In the novel, he relates the story of a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When the answer was revealed Deep Thought explained that the answer was incomprehensible because the beings didn't know what they were asking. It went on to predict that another computer, more powerful than itself would be made and designed by it to calculate the question for the answer. What was the Answer?
  7. 7. Q.5. A South Asian Centre for Art and Culture is to come up at a seven decade old house in Mumbai, once owned by X.
  8. 8. Q.6. An 11-year-old schoolgirl, Cerys Cooksammy Parnell in the UK recently made news by achieving the highest possible score of 162 on an IQ test organized by ______, making her brainier than scientists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The grade six schoolgirl took up the IQ test with the aim of beating her father's score of 142. • ____ is non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher or have a score of 140 or more on a standardized, supervised IQ test. • Fill in the blanks
  9. 9. Q.7. At a point when X was killing numbers of Pandava troops, Krishna advised Yudhishthira to adopt a plan to kill X. Krishna advised that it be proclaimed that Y was killed in battle, at which out of grief, it was expected that X would lay down his arm. Yudhishthira, being a proponent of truth, hesitated at this, at which his brother Bhima killed an elephant in the Kuru army named Y, and proclaimed "Y is dead, Y is dead". The proclamation had its effect, and X lay down his weapons, at which Z, born to King Drupada, beheaded him. Give X, Y and Z.
  10. 10. Q.8.Following is a Famous Bronze sculptor by Auguste Rodin. It is almost held synonymous with the subject of Philosophy and finds its mention on many famous pieces of work on Philosophy. What is the name of this sculpture?
  11. 11. Q.9. Godwins Law is an observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an internet adage now. It states,"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving X and Y approaches 1.‚ X and Y are synonymous with each other.
  12. 12. Q.10. Only 2 Indian Army Regiments have had the __X__ as one of the criteria for recruitment, the Grenadiers and __Y__. The grenadiers has abolished it while ___Y___ continues to have it. The army justifies __X__ as a requirement for the nature of ceremonial duties of __Y__. X- Min 6 ft height
  13. 13. Section 2
  14. 14. Q.11. The founder of X was Thomas X. He opened Britain's first known shop of its kind at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706; it still operates today. The firm's logo, created in 1787, is the world's oldest in continuous use. It is London's longest-standing rate-payer. It holds a royal warrant and is now owned by Associate British Foods.
  15. 15. Q.12.Nielsen Holdings is a leading global information and measurement company that enables companies to understand consumers and consumer behavior. It measures and monitors what consumers watch (programming, advertising) and what consumers buy (categories, brands, products) on a global and local basis. Which company is the parent company of this company which itself is a global leader offering unique financial service worldwide .
  16. 16. Q.13. X literally "singing place", or "building for musical competitions"; from the verb aeidō, "I sing", is the name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for music: singing exercises, musical shows, poetry competitions, and the like. In a general way its construction was similar to that of an ancient Greek theatre. It gives name to something famous in Contemporary Biz-Ent parlance.
  17. 17. Q.14 He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He pursued his undergraduate studies in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephen's College. He then went on to the London School of Economics, to do his M.Sc in Economics completing it in 1974. He remained at the London School of Economics for his PhD, from 1974 to 1976. He served as chief economic advisor to the Finance Minister. On September 5, 2012, he was appointed Chief Economist at the World Bank. He created Dui-doku, a competitive two-player version of Sudoku. Who?
  18. 18. Q. 15. X-Euro = 13,000 X-USD = 17,222 X- GBP = 11,111 A dozen barrels of expensive Dornish wine can be purchased with 100 X. The exchange rate is calculated by averaging the price of fine wine in the real world and Dornish Wine has a standard 225 liters wine barrel. What is the currency in question?
  19. 19. Q.16. Many of us would know about Bretton Woods Agreement lead to development of IMF and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1944 but what did signing of Buttonwood agreement lead to?
  20. 20. Q.17. He was a successful investment banker at D.E. Shaw & Co, until he jumped into the world of Technology seeing its rising popularity, and has made it really big in the 1990s. He was recently in news worldwide since his company acquired Washington Post. Name him.
  21. 21. Q.18. It started as a one-man export company of home furnishings, by John Bissell in 1960, in the two small rooms adjoining his bedroom in his Golf Links flat. He used his recently deceased grandmother's $20,000 legacy as start-up capital. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, where his grandfather was the president of the Hartford Fire & Life Insurance Company, Bissell, was previously working as a buyer for Macy's, New York left his position and came to India in 1958. He was given a two-year grant to instruct Indian villagers in making goods for export.
  22. 22. Q.19. David McConnell founded the company which was then called California Perfume Company for middle class white American women. However he visited Shakespeare’s Home and was befuddled by the similarity the countryside and his place which inspired him to rename the company. What did he rename the company as, the name by which it is known today?
  23. 23. Q.20. ID the developer?
  24. 24. Section 3
  25. 25. Q.21. X wrote the song Y in 1976 while waiting for his girlfriend Pattie Boyd to get ready for a night out. They were going to a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney put together. • Pattie was married to Z when X expressed his love for her on the song A. X and Z remained good friends, and Z even played at their wedding in 1979. • Pattie would later say: "For years it tore at me. To have inspired X, and Z before him, to write such music was so flattering. ‘Y' was the most poignant reminder of all that was good in our relationship, and when things went wrong it was torture to hear it.‚ • In Friends episode 625 (the one with the proposal), Y plays in the background while Chandler and Monica are dancing. This was also used in the movie The Story Of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. The song plays in the background as they eat dinner together at home, even though they had separated. • Identify X, Y, Z and A. (1/2 for 2)
  26. 26. Q.23. Q.23. Of the many bookstores in New Delhi two have shaped the market by bringing multiple innovations to the marketplace. • X originally located at Statesman House shifted across the street in its latest avatar. Housing an in house café Y it serves as an oasis for book lovers in Connaught Place. • Z on the contrary located at Meher Chand Market Khan’s poorer cousin is a niche bookstore that houses art books, cookery books, coffee table books amongst others but steers clear from mainstream works. Identify X,Y and Z? (1/2 for 2, 1 for all 3)
  27. 27. Q.24. Three panels from the Simpsons referencing the work of 2 different famous artists. Name the artists being referenced in both:
  28. 28. Q.25. Identify X • 1967 Birmingham Test: India’s tour of England • That is the only time X featured in a test match, it is said the dressing room was in a state of shock when Captain Pataudi announced the Starting XI. • And as one senior player put it- ‚"It was very unusual looking at a scorecard with X -- against a side that was thinking of dropping Ray Illingworth‛ • In 2004, the Board of Control for Cricket in India conferred on them the CK Nayudu award, named after India's first Test captain.
  29. 29. Q.26. Connect
  30. 30. Q.27. X is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. The festival is one of the largest independent movie festivals in the United States and showcases new work from American and international independent filmmakers. It was founded in 1978 by Robert Redford, and named after the character he portrayed in a famous 1979 American Western film.
  31. 31. Q.28.Given to the right is the cover of an upcoming novel by X. The novel is set to release in September this year. It is a sequel to a 1977 novel of his. It features the character Dan Torrance from the previous novel who is now middle- aged and is trying to escape his father’s legacy. What famous novel is this book a sequel to and also id X?
  32. 32. Q.29. Connect
  33. 33. Q.30. The nickname ‚Flying Finn‛ has been given to many Finnish athletes. Originally, it was given to runners but gradually, it began being associated with Finnish racing sportsmen. ‚X‛ was the first famous driver to be given the nickname when he won the Drivers Championship in 1982. Notable others have followed such as Mika Hakkinen, Mika Kallio etc, but ‚X‛ remains the true Flying Finn of Formula One. ID ‚X‛.
  34. 34. Answers
  35. 35. Section 1
  36. 36. Q.1. It is a 235-metre (771 ft) tall tower located in Delhi, built in 1988, with an observation deck. It is the 15th tallest structure in India.
  37. 37. Pitampura TV tower
  38. 38. Q 2. Students from the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-B) fell prey to what could be termed as one of the most successful mass pranks played on April Fool's Day, in 2011. At midnight on March 31, the students received an e-mail stating that the institute had X. The mail solicited applications asking students to write a 250-word essay on why they deserved X. • In less than an hour, 675 of the country's brightest youngsters sent in detailed requests. "I have secured All India Rank 30 in IIT-JEE and state rank 1 in MP-PET. My Cumulative Point Index is 9.36," said an applicant's essay. • The techies weren't shy to boast. "I have designed three add-ons for the Mozilla Firefox, which has had over 60,000 downloads so far," said an essay.
  39. 39. free tickets for the ICC World Cup final match to be played at Wankhede Stadium on April 2
  40. 40. Q.3. Tony Blair was a British PM. There was another well known Blair born in India who lived from 1903 to 50. How do we better know him as.
  41. 41. Eric Arthur Blair/George Orwell
  42. 42. Q.4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a famous novel written by Douglas Adams. In the novel, he relates the story of a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When the answer was revealed Deep Thought explained that the answer was incomprehensible because the beings didn't know what they were asking. It went on to predict that another computer, more powerful than itself would be made and designed by it to calculate the question for the answer. What was the Answer?
  43. 43. 42
  44. 44. Q.5. A South Asian Centre for Art and Culture is to come up at a seven decade old house in Mumbai, once owned by X.
  45. 45. Jinnah
  46. 46. Q.6. An 11-year-old schoolgirl, Cerys Cooksammy Parnell in the UK recently made news by achieving the highest possible score of 162 on an IQ test organized by ______, making her brainier than scientists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The grade six schoolgirl took up the IQ test with the aim of beating her father's score of 142. • ____ is non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher or have a score of 140 or more on a standardized, supervised IQ test. • Fill in the blanks
  47. 47. Mensa
  48. 48. Q.7. At a point when X was killing numbers of Pandava troops, Krishna advised Yudhishthira to adopt a plan to kill X. Krishna advised that it be proclaimed that Y was killed in battle, at which out of grief, it was expected that X would lay down his arm. Yudhishthira, being a proponent of truth, hesitated at this, at which his brother Bhima killed an elephant in the Kuru army named Y, and proclaimed "Y is dead, Y is dead". The proclamation had its effect, and X lay down his weapons, at which Z, born to King Drupada, beheaded him. Give X, Y and Z.
  49. 49. X- Dhronacharaya Y- Ashwatthama Z- Drishtadyumna
  50. 50. Q.8.Following is a Famous Bronze sculptor by Auguste Roddin. It is almost held synonymous with the subject of Philosophy and finds its mention on many famous pieces of work on Philosophy. What is the name of this sculpture?
  51. 51. The Thinker
  52. 52. Q.9. Godwins Law is an observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an internet adage now. It states,"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving X and Y approaches 1.‚ X and Y are synonymous with each other.
  53. 53. Hitler and Nazis
  54. 54. Q.10. Only 2 Indian Army Regiments have had the __X__ as one of the criteria for recruitment, the Grenadiers and __Y__. The grenadiers has abolished it while ___Y___ continues to have it. The army justifies __X__ as a requirement for the nature of ceremonial duties of __Y__. X- Min 6 ft height
  55. 55. President’s Bodyguards
  56. 56. Section 2
  57. 57. Q.11. The founder of X was Thomas X. He opened Britain's first known shop of its kind at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706; it still operates today. The firm's logo, created in 1787, is the world's oldest in continuous use. It is London's longest-standing rate-payer. It holds a royal warrant and is now owned by Associate British Foods.
  58. 58. Q.12.Nielsen Holdings is a leading global information and measurement company that enables companies to understand consumers and consumer behavior. It measures and monitors what consumers watch (programming, advertising) and what consumers buy (categories, brands, products) on a global and local basis. Which company is the parent company of this company which itself is a global leader offering unique financial service worldwide .
  59. 59. • Dun & BradstreetDun & Bradstreet
  60. 60. Q.13. X literally "singing place", or "building for musical competitions"; from the verb aeidō, "I sing", is the name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for music: singing exercises, musical shows, poetry competitions, and the like. In a general way its construction was similar to that of an ancient Greek theatre. It gives name to something famous in Contemporary Biz-Ent parlance.
  61. 61. Odeon
  62. 62. Q.14 He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He pursued his undergraduate studies in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephen's College. He then went on to the London School of Economics, to do his M.Sc in Economics completing it in 1974. He remained at the London School of Economics for his PhD, from 1974 to 1976. He served as chief economic advisor to the Finance Minister. On September 5, 2012, he was appointed Chief Economist at the World Bank. He created Dui-doku, a competitive two-player version of Sudoku. Who?
  63. 63. A) Kaushik Basu
  64. 64. Q. 15. X-Euro = 13,000 X-USD = 17,222 X- GBP = 11,111 A dozen barrels of expensive Dornish wine can be purchased with 100 X. The exchange rate is calculated by averaging the price of fine wine in the real world and Dornish Wine has a standard 225 liters wine barrel. What is the currency in question?
  65. 65. A. Gold Dragon from Game of Thrones
  66. 66. Q.16. Many of us would know about Bretton Woods Agreement lead to development of IMF and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1944 but what did signing of Buttonwood agreement lead to?
  67. 67. NYSE IN 1792. The Buttonwood Agreement, which took place on May 17, 1792, started the New York Stock & Exchange Board now called the New York Stock Exchange. This agreement was signed by 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street New York under a buttonwood tree.
  68. 68. Q.17. He was a successful investment banker at D.E. Shaw & Co, until he jumped into the world of Technology seeing its rising popularity, and has made it really big in the 1990s. He was recently in news worldwide since his company acquired Washington Post. Name him.
  69. 69. Jeff Bezos
  70. 70. Q.18. It started as a one-man export company of home furnishings, by John Bissell in 1960, in the two small rooms adjoining his bedroom in his Golf Links flat. He used his recently deceased grandmother's $20,000 legacy as start-up capital. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, where his grandfather was the president of the Hartford Fire & Life Insurance Company, Bissell, was previously working as a buyer for Macy's, New York left his position and came to India in 1958. He was given a two-year grant to instruct Indian villagers in making goods for export.
  71. 71. Q.19. David McConnell founded the company which was then called California Perfume Company for middle class white American women. However he visited Shakespeare’s Home and was befuddled by the similarity the countryside and his place which inspired him to rename the company. What did he rename the company as, the name by which it is known today?
  72. 72. Q.20. ID the developer?
  73. 73. Section 3
  74. 74. Q.21. X wrote the song Y in 1976 while waiting for his girlfriend Pattie Boyd to get ready for a night out. They were going to a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney put together. • Pattie was married to Z when X expressed his love for her on the song A. X and Z remained good friends, and Z even played at their wedding in 1979. • Pattie would later say: "For years it tore at me. To have inspired X, and Z before him, to write such music was so flattering. ‘Y' was the most poignant reminder of all that was good in our relationship, and when things went wrong it was torture to hear it.‚ • In Friends episode 625 (the one with the proposal), Y plays in the background while Chandler and Monica are dancing. This was also used in the movie The Story Of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. The song plays in the background as they eat dinner together at home, even though they had separated. • Identify X, Y, Z and A. (1/2 for 2)
  75. 75. X- Eric Clapton Y- Wonderful Tonight Z- George Harrison A- Layla
  76. 76. The first two images are those of Draper Daniels and Rosser Reves both inspirations for Donald Draper. Tata acquired Jaguar a brand featured on the show. Kodak and Hersheys were also featured Kodak being featured in the first season and Hersheys in the last season. The man in the bow tie is Matthew Weiner the writer of Mad Men Two Photos are featured one of Conrad Hilton founder Hilton Hotels who befriended Don Draper and the other of James Buchanan Duke who founded American Tobacco which own Lucky Strike There’s also an image of Madison Avenue where a majority of the advertising agencies were located in the 1960’s.
  77. 77. Q.23. Q.23. Of the many bookstores in New Delhi two have shaped the market by bringing multiple innovations to the marketplace. • X originally located at Statesman House shifted across the street in its latest avatar. Housing an in house café Y it serves as an oasis for book lovers in Connaught Place. • Z on the contrary located at Meher Chand Market Khan’s poorer cousin is a niche bookstore that houses art books, cookery books, coffee table books amongst others but steers clear from mainstream works. Identify X,Y and Z? (1/2 for 2, 1 for all 3)
  78. 78. X- Oxford bookstore Y- Cha Bar Z- CMYK
  79. 79. Q.24. Three panels from the Simpsons referencing the work of 2 different famous artists. Name the artists being referenced in both:
  80. 80. Salvador Dali M.C. Escher
  81. 81. Q.25. Identify X • 1967 Birmingham Test: India’s tour of England • That is the only time X featured in a test match, it is said the dressing room was in a state of shock when Captain Pataudi announced the Starting XI. • And as one senior player put it- ‚"It was very unusual looking at a scorecard with X -- against a side that was thinking of dropping Ray Illingworth‛ • In 2004, the Board of Control for Cricket in India conferred on them the CK Nayudu award, named after India's first Test captain.
  82. 82. The Spin Quartet
  83. 83. Q.26. Connect
  84. 84. Beatles References
  85. 85. Q.27. X is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. The festival is one of the largest independent movie festivals in the United States and showcases new work from American and international independent filmmakers. It was founded in 1978 by Robert Redford, and named after the character he portrayed in a famous 1979 American Western film.
  86. 86. Sundance Film Fest Sundance Film Festival
  87. 87. Q.28.Given to the right is the cover of an upcoming novel by X. The novel is set to release in September this year. It is a sequel to a 1977 novel of his. It features the character Dan Torrance from the previous novel who is now middle- aged and is trying to escape his father’s legacy. What famous novel is this book a sequel to and also id X?
  88. 88. The Shining Stephen King
  89. 89. Q.29. Connect
  90. 90. DLF Emporio Referred to as Rodeo Drive of the East KP Singh founder of DLF Mohit Gujral who is the architect and designer of DLF Emporio SETZ which is the flagship restaurant of DLF Brands and located at DLF Emporio
  91. 91. Q.30. The nickname ‚Flying Finn‛ has been given to many Finnish athletes. Originally, it was given to runners but gradually, it began being associated with Finnish racing sportsmen. ‚X‛ was the first famous driver to be given the nickname when he won the Drivers Championship in 1982. Notable others have followed such as Mika Hakkinen, Mika Kallio etc, but ‚X‛ remains the true Flying Finn of Formula One. ID ‚X‛.
  92. 92. Keke Rosberg

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