CET Quiz Club Set #1


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This set was presented by Vishnu Vijay at the first meeting of CET Quiz Club for the year 2009-10 on 23rd July 2009.

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CET Quiz Club Set #1

  1. 1. Quiz – 1<br /> Quiz Club - CET Vishnu Vijay<br />
  2. 2. 1) There is a well-known story about the origin of this word, which says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write this word, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. Which word?<br />
  3. 3. Answer is….<br />
  4. 4. Quiz<br />
  5. 5. 2) X is roughly rectangular in shape, and divided along the diagonals into four countries: Munchkin Country in the East, Winkie Country in the West,  Gillikin Country in the North, and Quadling Country in the South. In the center of X, where the diagonals cross, is the fabled Emerald City, capital of the land of X. <br />
  6. 6. Answer is….<br />
  7. 7. Land of Oz…<br />
  8. 8. 3) ______is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress in 1933 to a Hungarian poem written by László Jávor, in which the singer mourns the untimely death of a lover and contemplates suicide. ____ is also a German and Hungarian co-production, filmed in German and starring German and Hungarian actors from various countries. Its Hungarian title is Szomorúvasárnap. It was released in 1999. Fill in the blanks.<br />
  9. 9. Answer is….<br />
  10. 10. Gloomy Sunday<br />
  11. 11. 4) Connect these people with India<br />
  12. 12. Answer is….<br />
  13. 13. Sir Cyril Radcliff – Radcliff Line<br />Sir Arthur Henry McMahon – McMahon Line<br />
  14. 14. 5) Identify them<br />
  15. 15. Answer is….<br />
  16. 16. Buzz Aldrin<br />Neil Armstrong<br />Michael Collins<br />
  17. 17. 6) His first stage manifestation was in a fancy dress show at his school when he was in 1st grade, where he performed as Imran Khan &apos;Captain of the Pakistani Cricket Team&apos;. Since then cricket was a passion for him. He was selected in his school cricket team as a bowler. He cleared his 10th grade in 14 years of age with a distinctive edge that he has always been the youngest boy in the class because of his double promotions while he was in Kimberley Hall. During this period he was putting his best efforts into becoming a professional cricketer. He practiced at the nets at Shapes club in Lahore where Imran Khan would give him tips on bowling. He also had a brief stint by painting guests visiting the 5-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Bhurban. But we know him for something else. Who?<br />
  18. 18. Answer is….<br />
  19. 19. ATIF ASLAM<br />
  20. 20. 7) In 1945, Vannevar Bush, a scientist, wrote about a futuristic machine – the ‘memex’ – that could store information. Bush inspired what is later information technologists like Ted Nelson. What was the ‘memex’ the forerunner of ?<br />
  21. 21. Answer is….<br />
  22. 22. Internet<br />
  23. 23. 8) It arose from Vaishnava devotees dancing to dancing to the episodes from Krishna&apos;s life. Originally a Northern Indian temple dance, it was transformed to a court dance in the Mughal era. The new Muslim influence brought with it certain changes to the dance form: what had been a largely devotional practice now became more a courtly entertainment. Identify the dance form?<br />
  24. 24. Answer is….<br />
  25. 25. Kathak<br />
  26. 26. 9)He played in more than 50 films, including Knute Rockne-All American (1940), King’s Row (1942), and Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). He soon became active in the Screen Actors Guild (the union for film actors) and was elected six times as its president. He married actress Jane Wyman and they had two children: Maureen and Michael, an adopted son. After eight years, the marriage ended in divorce. In 1952 he married another actress, Nancy Davis, daughter of an Illinois neurosurgeon. They had two children, Patricia and Ronald. Who are we talking about?<br />
  27. 27. Answer is….<br />
  28. 28. Ronald Regan<br />
  29. 29. 10) X was a U.S. electrical engineer. X also designed Y. X also founded a company for Research which would build many of these machines. X is Called &quot;the father of Y“. As early as the age of ten he was able to build a device out of Erector Set components that converted punched paper tape into Morse code signals. The basement of the family home was given as a &quot;lab&quot;. X died October 5, 1996 (age 71) of head and neck injuries suffered in a traffic collision on September 22, 1996. <br /> Identify X and Y?<br />
  30. 30. Answer is….<br />
  31. 31. X = Seymour Cray<br />Y = Supercomputer<br />
  32. 32. 11)Identify her…<br />
  33. 33. Answer is….<br />
  34. 34. Samantha Claire Taylor<br />Taylor was listed among the 2009 Wisden Cricketers of the Year, the first woman to receive this accolade in the 120 year history of the award.<br />
  35. 35. 12) The name “X&quot; first appears in the work of Arab geographers of the ninth century. During the Chola dynasty period,  the X was referred to as Timaittivu (or impure islands). Italian traveler, Niccolò Da Conti , mentioned the islands and said that the name means &quot;Island of Gold&quot;. A theory that became prevalent in the late nineteenth century, and has since gained momentum, is that the name of the islands derives from the Sanskrit language, by way of Malay, and refers to the monkey deity, Hanuman. The islands are prominently featured in Arthur Conan Doyle&apos;s Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Sign of the Four. Identify X.<br />
  36. 36. Answer is….<br />
  37. 37. Andaman Islands<br />
  38. 38. 13) <br />
  39. 39. Answer is….<br />
  40. 40. Sidney Howard<br />Peter Finch<br />Heath Ledger<br />Only Personalities to win Posthumous<br /> Oscar Awards.<br />
  41. 41. 14) This idea was conceived in 1947 when Hyman Goldsmith asked artist MartylLangsdorf to design a cover for the “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists” magazine for the june 1947 issue. Since then, it has appeared on every cover of the magazine. This attained its ‘peak’ in 1953 when the US and Soviet Union tested thermo nuclear weapons within nine months of one another. What am I talking about?<br />
  42. 42. Answer is….<br />
  43. 43. The Doomsday Clock<br />
  44. 44. The number of minutes before midnight – measuring the degree of nuclear, environmental, and technological threats to mankind – is periodically corrected; currently, the clock reads five minutes to midnight, having advanced two minutes on 17 January 2007.<br />
  45. 45. Answer is….<br />
  46. 46. 15) AloisSchicklgruber was the son of a 42-year-old unmarried peasant, Maria Anna Schicklgruber. After he was baptized, the space for his father&apos;s name on the baptismal certificate was left blank and the priest wrote “illegitimate”. When he was five, Maria married another person, and Alois got a new surname. What?<br />
  47. 47. Answer is….<br />
  48. 48. Hitler<br />
  49. 49. 16) Which company derives its name from letters taken from the words ‘machine’, ‘instrument’, ‘optical’ and Tajima (the firm started by the founder’s family)?<br />
  50. 50. Answer is….<br />
  51. 51. Minolta<br />
  52. 52. 17) This Town derives its present name from Tipu Sultan of Mysore who captured the Jain temple here and used it as his battery here in the 18th century, hence the name Sultan&apos;s Battery. Though the fort does not remain any more, the place is worth the visit for the famous Jain Temple. The place was previously known by the name of Ganapathivattom. Identify this place.<br />
  53. 53. Answer is….<br />
  54. 54. Sulthan Bathery<br />
  55. 55. 18) These games held in Israel every four years are restricted to athletes of the Jewish faith. It features cricket among other disciplines at international level. Originally conceived by Yosef Yekutieli, a 15-year-old inspired by the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games, the Games were first held in 1932 after 14 years of development by Yekutieli and the Jewish National Fund.<br /> What are they called?<br />
  56. 56. Answer is….<br />
  57. 57. Maccabiah Games<br />
  58. 58. 19) He was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Masulipatnam. He worked as a railway guard, then as a government employee at Bellary and later moved to Lahore to join the Anglo-Vedic college to study Urdu and Japanese. From 1906 to 1911, he spent most of his time researching staple varieties of crops and came up with a study on a special variety called Cambodia Cotton. However, he is most well-known for a certain contribution to India. Identify him and his creation.<br />
  59. 59. Answer is….<br />
  60. 60. PingaliVenkayya<br /> Indian Flag<br />
  61. 61. 20) This City is based on many large cities, especially New York City, but also Baltimore, Newark,  Chicago,  London,  Boston and Montreal. The longstanding nickname was first attached to New York in 1807 by Washington Irving in his magazine Salmagundi. Bill Finger is credited with the creation of this City. Finger commented on the naming of the city and reasoning for changing X&apos;s locale from Manhattan to a fictional city: &quot;Originally I was going to call this City &apos;Civic City&apos;. Then I tried Capital City, then Coast City. Then I flipped through the phone book and spotted the name ‘_____ Jewelers&apos; and said, &apos;That&apos;s it’. Name the City. <br />
  62. 62. Answer is….<br />
  63. 63. Gotham City<br />
  64. 64. 21) His stories deal with deceit, murder, romance, mystery, passion jealousy, libertinism, anarchism, Individualism, and the life of peripheral elements of society. Some of them are considered as among the best in Malayalam literature, his first novel Nakshathrangalaey kaaval won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award (1972).<br />
  65. 65. Answer is….<br />
  66. 66. Padmarajan<br />
  67. 67. 22) On his 50th wedding anniversary, Henry Ford was asked about the secret of a successful married life. He said it was the formula that made his automobilesuccessful. What was the formula?<br />
  68. 68. Answer is….<br />
  69. 69. Stick to one model<br />
  70. 70. 23) French president François Mitterand sighed that she had &apos;the lips of Marilyn Monroe, the eyes of Caligula&apos;. Who?<br />
  71. 71. Answer is….<br />
  72. 72. Margaret Thatcher<br />
  73. 73. 24) “The greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist”<br />This is the tag line of which Hollywood movie?<br />
  74. 74. Answer is….<br />
  75. 75. The Usual Suspects<br />
  76. 76. 25)<br />
  77. 77. Answer is….<br />
  78. 78. Large Hadron Collider<br />
  79. 79. 26) X was a prominent Nazi official. In May 1941, the flight of Hess to Britain cleared the way for X to become Head of the Party Chancellery. The death of this Nazi official was not confirmed until 1998. It is believed that Juan Peron, president of Argentina, set aside more than 10,000 blank passports and identity cards for Nazi fugitives. X was at the top of the list. X directed a German submarine operation whose purpose was to ship treasure to Argentina. The controversy ended in 1998 when German authorities ordered a genetic test on the skull. The test identified the skull as that of X, using DNA from X&apos;s son, Martin.  X&apos;s remains were cremated and the ashes scattered in the Baltic Sea. Just identify X?<br />
  80. 80. Answer is….<br />
  81. 81. Martin Bormann<br />
  82. 82. 27) In which movie we come across the characters<br /><ul><li> Blondie 
  83. 83. Angel Eyes
  84. 84. Bandit Tuco </li></ul> This movie has been described as European cinema&apos;s best representative of the Western genre film, and Quentin Tarantino has called it &quot;the best-directed film of all time.&quot;<br />
  85. 85. Answer is….<br />
  86. 86. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.<br />
  87. 87. 28) The title is taken from the story of Boabdil, the last ____ king of Granada, who is also mentioned frequently in the book. The spot from which Boabdil last looked upon Granada after surrendering it is known as Puerto del Suspiro del Moro. The mother of the narrator and an artist friend of the mother&apos;s each make a painting which they call “______&quot;. The narrator, MoraesZogoiby, traces his family&apos;s beginnings down through time to his own lifetime. Fill in the blanks.<br />
  88. 88. Answer is….<br />
  89. 89. The Moor’s Last Sigh<br />
  90. 90. 29) Connect<br />
  91. 91. Answer is….<br />
  92. 92. Douglas Jardine<br />Nasser Hussein<br />Colin Cowdrey<br />Ifthikhar Ali Khan Pataudi<br />All were born in India but Played for England……..<br />
  93. 93. 30) X was an ancient Indian female philosopher. She was the wife of the sage Agastya. Together with her husband she is credited with spreading the fame of the Lalita sahasranama (the thousand names of the Divine Mother). She is also called Kaushitaki and Varaprada. A hymn in the Rigveda is attributed to her. The name X signifies the loss that the animals suffered by giving their distinctive beauties. Identify her.<br />
  94. 94. Answer is….<br />
  95. 95. Lopamudra<br />
  96. 96. THEME<br />
  97. 97.
  98. 98.
  99. 99.
  100. 100.
  101. 101.
  102. 102.
  103. 103.
  104. 104. Answer is….<br />
  105. 105. Only Indians at Madamme Tussauds Wax museum London.<br />