CET Quiz Club Set #2

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Presented by yours truly on 30th July, 2009 at the second meeting of CET Quiz Club 2009-10.

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CET Quiz Club Set #2

  1. 1. CET QUIZ CLUB SET 2
  2. 3. <ul><li>Even though the name was coined only in 1983 by Eugene Miya of NASA, the idea is quite old. For example, Matthew Hopkins introduces it as &quot;Certaine Queries answered” in his book The Discovery of Witches in 1647. In the internet era it was developed at the NASA in the early 1980s for the SPACE mailing list. It was a result of several factors – expensive storage, the reluctance of users to check archived messages and laziness felt by the NASA employees to repeat replies. Its use is now not restricted to the internet. What? </li></ul>
  3. 4. FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) 
  4. 5. <ul><li>He was unusually tall (2.06 m). As a joke, he adopted the name of the dwarf nicknamed the “Queen’s dwarf” (shown in the picture) as his own name. Another of his names literally meant “long” in German. He has also used the name 1 Douglas, while collaborating with his brother Douglas 2 . Identify the person and the dwarf in the Van Dyke painting. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Michael Crichton adopted the pen names Jeffrey Hudson (the dwarf), John Lange (German for long) and Michael Douglas.
  6. 7. <ul><li>Unnatural offences : Whoever voluntarily has ______ ___________ _______ ___ _____ __ ______ with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Put funda. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. carnal intercourse against the order of nature
  8. 9. <ul><li>What does the map depict? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Landing sites on the moon.
  10. 11. The music for the song Sevvaanam chinna pen from the movie Pavithra (1994) was composed earlier for another movie, but was not included in it. Identify the song and the composer.
  11. 12. Mampoove in the film Yodha (1992). Music by A.R.Rahman.
  12. 13. <ul><li>This company was formed by the merger of two companies Shibaura Seisakusho (Shibaura Engineering Works) and Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric) in 1939. It was originally named Tokyo Shibaura Denki. The present name originated as a nick name but it was only in 1978 that the company was officially renamed. </li></ul>
  13. 14. To kyo Shiba ura => Toshiba
  14. 15. <ul><li>One charge against X is that he trespassed into a railway station without a valid ticket. This charge if proven gets a maximum prison sentence of 6 months. Other charges include setting afire private property with an intention to destroy, preventing a public servant from performing his lawful duty by threatening and harming him seriously, destruction of property belonging to the Indian Railways, damaging public property, illegally entering India without valid travel documents, procuring SIM cards using fake documents and cheating the vendor. There are a few traffic offences including stealing a car, driving without a valid license, driving without seat belt, jumping red light, non possession of valid car documents and so on. Id X. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Ajmal Kasab
  16. 17. <ul><li>The name Olympic Goal is used to describe a particular type of goal in football. The name is derived from a goal by the Argentine player Cesáreo Onzari against the then Olympic champions Uruguay at Buenos Aires on October 2, 1924. The legality of this type of goal has been questioned. The most famous instance of this was Celtic's 1950's midfielder Charlie Tully whose goal was disallowed by the referee. However he scored again almost immediately and this time the goal was allowed. How is the goal scored? </li></ul>
  17. 18. Directly from a corner kick
  18. 19. <ul><li>What connects the emergence of Dhanvantari from the churning of the ocean with a container filled with amrit, the triumphant return of Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana and his coronation at Ayodhya, the emergence of Goddess Lakshmi from Kshira Sagar during the Samudra manthan and her marriage with Vishnu, Krishna killing the demon Narkasur, Krishna defeating Indra after lifting mount Govardhan and Vamana's victory over Mahabali? </li></ul>
  19. 20. All legends associated with the origin of Deepawali.
  20. 21. <ul><li>What two word phrase was coined to describe these incidents? </li></ul><ul><li>August 12, 1944 – Joseph dies in a mid air explosion in England. </li></ul><ul><li>May 13, 1948 – Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington dies in a plane crash in France. </li></ul><ul><li>August 9, 1963 – Patrick Bouvier dies two days after his birth. </li></ul><ul><li>November 22, 1963 – ? </li></ul><ul><li>June 19, 1964 –Edward seriously injured in a plane crash. </li></ul><ul><li>June 5, 1968 – ? </li></ul><ul><li>April 25, 1984 – David dies from a Demerol and cocaine overdose in a Palm Beach, Florida hotel room. </li></ul><ul><li>December 31, 1997 – Michael dies in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>July 16, 1999 – John, his wife and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Kennedy Curse November 22, 1963 – Assassination of John F. Kennedy June 5, 1968 – Assassination of Robert Kennedy
  22. 23. <ul><li>In mathematics, the n th _______ number, denoted by Ta( n ), is defined as the smallest number that can be expressed as a sum of two positive cubes in n distinct ways, up to order of summands. The name is derived from an incident involving G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ta(1)=2=1 3 +1 3 Ta(2)=1729=1 3 +12 3 =9 3 +10 3 Ta(3)=87539319=167 3 +436 3 =228 3 +423 3 =255 3 +414 3 and so on. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Taxicab Numbers
  24. 25. <ul><li>This still from the trailer of a film uses the Boston Back Bay skyline. The film incorporates the culture and history of Boston heavily. The film also includes the song &quot;I'm Shipping Up To Boston”. The main characters are inspired from real life people from Boston - James &quot;Whitey&quot; Bulger, an Irish American mobster, John Connolly, an FBI agent and Richard Marinick, a former State trooper. Identify the film. </li></ul>
  25. 26. The characters are Jack Nicholson as Francis &quot;Frank&quot; Costello Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan Leonardo DiCaprio as Trooper William &quot;Billy&quot; Costigan Jr.
  26. 27. <ul><li>Connect to a cricketer. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Rohan Gavaskar was given the names Rohan Jaivishwa by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers - Rohan Kanhai, ML Jai simha and Gundappa Vishwa nath
  28. 29. <ul><li>“ Oh here's to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan. He will give those with him 666. There was a little tool shed where he made us suffer, sad Satan.” Where is this message supposedly found? </li></ul>
  29. 30. Lines from the Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven” are alleged to have Satanic references when played in the reverse. “If there's a bustle in your hedgerow Don't be alarmed now, It's just a spring clean for the May queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by But in the long run There's still time to change the road you're on.”
  30. 31. <ul><li>He was born in Konya, Turkey in 1975. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Information Science from Bilkent University in Ankara, and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. His research at Stanford focused on Web search and efficient PDA. He joined his current firm in 2002 and is one of its top employees. Who? </li></ul>
  31. 32. Orkut Büyükkökten
  32. 33. <ul><li>Lemuel Haynes, an influential African American religious leader wrote an essay in 1776 that argued that whites and blacks were created equal. He quoted Thomas Jefferson's well-known sentence from the United States Declaration of Independence, but due to his limited education misspelled it. &quot;We hold these truths to be self-Evident, that all men are created Equal, that they are Endowed By their Creator with Ceartain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and ___ _______ __ _________.&quot; What did it inspire in 2006? </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>“ Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans... So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you.” These inspiring words, often referred to as ‘The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth’, constituted the farewell speech of a legend on 4 July 1939. Who? </li></ul>
  34. 36. Lou Gehrig
  35. 37. <ul><li>“ Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said &quot;Let ______ be&quot; and all was light.” This was the epitaph written by Alexander Pope in memory of one of his contemporaries. This is a reference to the Biblical verse “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:3. </li></ul>
  36. 38. Newton
  37. 39. <ul><li>This word originates from a Latin word meaning nephew. It originally referred to the practice of creating cardinal-nephews in the Middle Ages. A cardinal-nephew is a cardinal elevated by a pope who is that cardinal's uncle, or, more generally, his relative. For example Pope Callixtus III, head of the Borgia family, made his nephew, Rodrigo a Cardinal. He later became Pope Alexander VI. The practice was finally ended when Pope Innocent XII issued the bull Romanum decet Pontificem in 1692. Identify the word. </li></ul>
  38. 40. Nepotism from nepos
  39. 41. <ul><li>The Steam House ( La maison à vapeur ) is a Jules Verne novel which tells the journey of a group of British colonists in India, who use a steam powered mechanical contraption in the shape of an elephant. The book takes place in the aftermath of the Revolt of 1857 against British rule. An alternative title of the book is &quot;The End of X&quot;. The fate of X is unknown and Verne tries to offer a fictional answer to this perplexing question. Id X. </li></ul>
  40. 42. Nana Sahib
  41. 43. <ul><li>Richard Chee Quee (lead vocals) X (bass guitar/vocals) Y (guitar/vocals) Brad McNamara (guitar/vocals) Gavin Robertson (drums/vocals) Identify the Australian rock band which is named after a rule from an informal form of their earlier profession. </li></ul>
  42. 44. Six and Out X – Brett Lee Y – Shane Lee
  43. 45. <ul><li>“ Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit” (Translation: &quot;Neither is there anyone who loves grief itself since it is grief and thus wants to obtain it.”) This is the beginning of a passage from sections 1.10.32-33 of Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum (On the Ends of Goods and Evils). A part of it has been in use since 1500s for type setting. Currently it is used in another field. Where? </li></ul>
  44. 46. Lorem Ipsum, the place holder text used in PowerPoint and other softwares. The complete text is: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”
  45. 47. <ul><li>Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor served in the ship Cinque Ports captained by Thomas Stradling in 1704. He was not satisfied with the ship and wished to be left on an island. Stradling left him alone on Isla Más a Tierra, an island in the Juan Fernández Archipelago of the coast of South America. He spent four years and four months on the island before being rescued and returning to England, where he became a celebrity. The Chilean government renamed the island ________ ______ in 1966. Isla Más Afuera, another island in the archipelago was renamed after him. </li></ul>
  46. 48. Robinson Crusoe Island. His ordeal inspired Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe.
  47. 49. “ stepped beyond”, i.e. courageous or victorious Giant or majestic &quot;Sun of valour” Brave as the Sun
  48. 50. Aircraft Carriers of India procured from foreign countries. <ul><li>INS Vikrant </li></ul><ul><li>(HMS Hercules) </li></ul><ul><li>INS Viraat </li></ul><ul><li>(HMS Hermes) </li></ul><ul><li>INS Vikramaditya </li></ul><ul><li>(Admiral Gorshkov) </li></ul>
  49. 51. <ul><li>Marcel Duchamp was a French artist who is famous for his works Fountain and Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. In December 2004, Duchamp's Fountain was voted the most influential artwork of the 20th century by 500 selected British art world professionals. In 2000, Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi, two performance artists went to the Tate Modern gallery and urinated on the Fountain on display. Curious onlookers just watched the scene. Why? </li></ul>
  50. 52. It was a urinal.
  51. 54. (V) LVC
  52. 64. <ul><li>Meenakshi Seshadri </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie Claudius </li></ul><ul><li>Mario Miranda </li></ul><ul><li>Tanuja </li></ul><ul><li>Suchitra Mitra </li></ul><ul><li>Narendra Hirwani </li></ul><ul><li>Sharmila Tagore </li></ul><ul><li>Jeetendra </li></ul><ul><li>PK Banerjee </li></ul><ul><li>Sunil Gangopahyay </li></ul><ul><li>Ramanathan Krishnan </li></ul><ul><li>Pratap Pothen </li></ul><ul><li>K.R.Vijaya </li></ul><ul><li>Mallika Sarabhai </li></ul><ul><li>Waheeda Rehman </li></ul><ul><li>Arun Lal </li></ul><ul><li>Mrinal Sen </li></ul><ul><li>Mithun Chakraborty </li></ul><ul><li>Om Puri </li></ul><ul><li>Shabana Azmi </li></ul><ul><li>M Balamuralikrishna </li></ul><ul><li>Prakash Padukone </li></ul><ul><li>Lata Mangeshkar </li></ul><ul><li>Kamal Hasan </li></ul><ul><li>Revathi </li></ul><ul><li>Syed Kirmani </li></ul><ul><li>Amitabh Bachchan </li></ul><ul><li>Bhimsen Joshi </li></ul><ul><li>Hema Malini </li></ul><ul><li>S Venkataraghavan </li></ul>
  53. 65. Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
  54. 67. THEME
  55. 68. <ul><li>The 1 Day was started by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 with a goal of a healthy, sustainable environment. 2 1970 was the 100th birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Asked whether he had purposely chosen Lenin's 100th birthday, Nelson explained that with only 365 days a year and 3.7 billion people in the world, every day was the birthday of ten million living people. “On any given day, a lot of both good and bad people were born,” he said. “A person many consider the world’s first environmentalist, Saint Francis of Assisi, was born on 2 .” </li></ul>
  56. 69. Earth Day on April 22
  57. 70. <ul><li>The term ______ _______ suggests a small town or suburb in US where people are predominantly middle class. Most of the middle class are located in the Midwestern United States. The economy of ______ _______ is traditionally agricultural. A person may hold ______ _______ values while not living geographically in the Midwestern United States, and vice versa. The phrase ______ ________ values refers to more traditional or conservative politics like family values. </li></ul>
  58. 71. Middle America
  59. 72. <ul><li>After the end of the Second World War, there was an increase in birth rates. In May 1951, Sylvia Porter, a columnist for the New York Post , used the term ____ to refer to the phenomenon of increased births in post war America. The generation born between 1940s and 1960s are referred to as the ____ ____ Generation. </li></ul>
  60. 73. Baby Boom Generation
  61. 74. <ul><li>The &quot;Blood In The Water&quot; match was an extremely violent water polo match between X and the USSR at the semifinals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in which X defeated USSR 4-0. It is often considered the most famous match in water polo history. It happened against the backdrop of a conflict between the two nations. Which event led to the pool turning red from the spilt blood? </li></ul>
  62. 75. Hungarian Revolution of 1956
  63. 76. <ul><li>This term was originally used to refer to galvanized iron in US army inventories and supply records during the First World War. The phrase ‘____ can’ was used to refer to German artillery shells. It was later assumed that it stood for “Government Issue”. The term was later extended to all military equipment and finally to the soldiers themselves. Sometimes its origin has been suggested from “General Infantry” which is incorrect. </li></ul>
  64. 77. G.I. used as an equivalent of an American Soldier.
  65. 78. <ul><li>In the English language, the word A is currently used as both singular and plural and always takes the plural form of the verb. Earlier the word B was used as the singular and A only as plural. Now B is almost obsolete in the English language, though it is still used in other languages. B can now be seen in literary sources such as King James Bible (often directed to God, who is traditionally addressed in the familiar) or Shakespeare (often in dramatic dialogs). B is also regularly used by Alex and his droogs in A Clockwork Orange. Identify both A and B. </li></ul>
  66. 79. A – You B – Thou
  67. 80. <ul><li>&quot;I think there is a world market for maybe five _________.” -- Thomas J. Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 “There is no reason anyone would want a ________ in their home.” -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977 &quot;_________ in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.&quot; -- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 Famous wrong predictions on the same subject. What? </li></ul>
  68. 81. Computer
  69. 83. Abstract themes chosen as Time Person of the Year <ul><li>The American Fighting-Man 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Hungarian Freedom Fighter 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (Baby Boomers) 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>The Middle Americans 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>The Computer 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>The Endangered Earth 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>The American Soldier 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>You 2006 </li></ul>

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