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CET Quiz Club Set #3


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This set was presented by Abdul Raouf at the third session of CET Quiz Club 2009-10 on 6th August 2009.

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CET Quiz Club Set #3

  1. 1. Presented by Raouf on 6th Aug, 09
  2. 2. 1. The word X is an onomatopoeia, a word that imitates the sound it represents. Through focus groups Y decided that the name X was memorable, short, easy to spell, and that it would function well as a URL around the world. The word would remind people of the sound made during "the moment of discovery and decision making.“ Y was assisted by branding consultancy Interbrand in their search for the best name. Identify X and Y.
  3. 3.  Bing
  4. 4. 2. Diego Latorre( originally) Ariel Ortega Juan Román Riquelme Pablo Aimar Andrés D'Alessandro Javier Saviola Carlos Marinelli Carlos Tevez Sergio Agüero Ezequiel Lavezzi X What does this list represent and who is X, arguably the most unavoidable member of this list?
  5. 5.  Messi. New Maradonas
  6. 6. 3. He was born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father, a rigid man who wanted his son to have a "practical" occupation. His pen name ‘X Y’ was derived from Czech writer and poet ‘Jan Y’ ; X is thought to be from Paul Verlaine. With his works translated into many languages, he is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century. Who?
  7. 7.  Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. 4. On 23rd July 2009, prominent British betting firm Ladbrokes was offering odds of 100 to 1 on either of them winning the Wimbledon and odds of 25 to 1 on either of them winning any of the 4 Grand Slams. Identify ‘them’.
  9. 9.  Federer’s twin girls.
  10. 10. 5. lame→ crippled → handicapped → disabled → physically challenged → differently abled What phenomenon in language is depicted by this flowchart? Either the specific 2-word term or an explanation of what’s happening here will do.
  11. 11.  Euphemism treadmill.
  12. 12. 6.
  13. 13.  Shawshank redemption.
  14. 14. 7. Prominent Malayalam critic Prof. S.Guptan Nair said of this book, “If I were to be exiled to an uninhabited island and offered the choice of one book to keep me company, I would choose _____________” Which early 20th century book was offered such lofty praise by him?
  15. 15.  Aithihyamala
  16. 16. 8. ‘ _____ did not set any store by truth: he considered truth to be the monopoly of fools who did not have the wits to tell a convincing lie. His instinctive reaction to any question was to question the motive of the questioner and then reply in such a way as to impugn the Motive and serve his own ends. Most people confused this skill & cunning with ability. There never was any creative ability in _______.’ ‘My own career as ______’s P.R.O came to a swift & deserved end. He never thought very highly of my ability; he never thought of anyone having any brains except himself.’ Who is speaking of his former boss here?
  17. 17.  Khushwanth Singh and V K KrishnaMenon
  18. 18. 9. Identify the song or else just give the funda behind it.
  19. 19.  Only song in Orc tongue.
  20. 20. 10. Some _______ ______ are considered not suitable to be used in X. The following are examples of rejected ______ _______.  Routes to anywhere in mainland Britain by road from Letchworth.  Cremation practice and law in Britain.  The banana industry.  Orthopedic bone cement in total hip replacement.  Perfect squares from 99^2= 9801. What are we talking about?
  21. 21.  Specialist Subjects in Mastermind
  22. 22. 11. The name “X" is used as a placeholder name for a male party in a legal action, case or discussion whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. The name is also used to refer to a male corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States and Canada, but is rare in other English-speaking countries. In the United States, the term X is sometimes used to refer to a generic male. On various forms, the first name listed is often X along with a fictional address or other fictional information, to provide an example of how to fill out the form. The name is often used in general discourse and popular culture to refer to an unknown or "typical" person. A famous example is the Frank Capra film Meet X.
  23. 23.  John Doe
  24. 24. 12. Because of a controversial translation of ________ as ‘wormwood,’ some believe that the incident was foretold in the Bible: And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as if it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. — Book of Revelation 8:10-11 The idea of this link appears to have spread to the West with a The New York Times article by Serge Schmemann (July 25, 1986 ) in which an unnamed "prominent Russian writer" was quoted.
  25. 25.  Chernobyl
  26. 26. 13.
  27. 27.  Facebook
  28. 28. 14. Which branch of knowledge is known as the ‘Dismal Science’?
  29. 29.  Economics.
  30. 30. 15. ‘The Unicorn is a passing ugly beast to look upon’, wrote a disappointed Marco Polo in the 14th century, ‘’Tis altogether different from what we imagined.’ What was it he had seen, in fact?
  31. 31.  Rhino
  32. 32. 16. If anyone can solve this, feel free to do so. But I’ll be happy with an explanation of the weird pieces.
  33. 33.  Grasshopper, a fairy piece.
  34. 34. 17. X was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940 and interned by them for a year, first in Belgium, then at Tost in Upper Silesia. He is recorded as saying, "If this is Upper Silesia, one wonders what Lower Silesia must be like..." While at Tost, he entertained his fellow prisoners with witty dialogues. After being released from internment, a few months short of his 60th birthday, he used these dialogues as a basis for a series of radio broadcasts aimed at America that the Germans tricked him into making from Berlin. The broadcasts led to many accusations of collaboration with the Germans and even treason. Some libraries banned his books. Foremost among his critics was A. A. Milne; X took revenge in a short story parody where a character based on Milne wrote about his son, a ridiculous character named "Timothy Bobbin".. Among X’s defenders were Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell. An investigation by MI5 concurred with Orwell's opinion, concluding that X was naive and foolish but not a traitor. Id X.
  35. 35.  P G W
  36. 36. 18. Which infamous character first appeared on the big screen in 1960, and reappeared in sequels in 1983,1986,1990 and 1991 and in a remake of the original in 1998?
  37. 37.  Norman Bates of Psycho.
  38. 38. 19. Which football team playing in the Scottish Premier League shares its name with a novel by Sir Walter Scott?
  39. 39.  Hearts of Midlothian.
  40. 40. 20. "When I was being ______ and ______ I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing," he said. "It is like saying goodbye to a loved one. It is hard, and the problem with success, although it's fantastic, is that every new person who sees the ____ movie is one less person I 'get' with _____ again, so it's a kind of self-defeating form, really. It's upsetting, but the success has been great and better than anything I could have dreamed of.” The person is talking about retiring 2 of his popular personas. Identify the fellow talking or ID the 2 characters.
  41. 41.  Borat and Ali G.  Sacha Baron Cohen.
  42. 42. 21. Reporter: "But are you prepared to apologize?" X: "I wasn't saying whatever they're saying I was saying. I'm sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy anti-religious thing. I apologize if that will make you happy. I still don't know quite what I've done. I've tried to tell you what I did do but if you want me to apologize, if that will make you happy, then OK, I'm sorry". Who’s apologizing and for what?
  43. 43.  John Lennon.
  44. 44. I fear that __________ may become like one of those popular tenors who, having outlived their time, are still tempted to make repeated farewell bows to their indulgent audiences. This must cease and he must go the way of all flesh, material or imaginary. One likes to think that there is some fantastic limbo for the children of imagination, some strange, impossible place where the beaux of Fielding may still make love to the belles of Richardson, where Scott's heroes still may strut, Dickens's delightful Cockneys still raise a laugh, and Thackeray's worldlings continue to carry on their reprehensible careers. Perhaps in some humble corner of such a Valhalla, _______ and his ________ may for a time find a place, while some more astute ______ with some even less astute comrade may fill the stage which they have vacated. A preface to which book?
  45. 45.  The Case book of Sherlock Holmes.
  46. 46. Connect.
  47. 47. 24.The phrase RTFM may have first appeared in print in 1979 on the Table of Contents page of the LINPACK Users' Guide in the form: "R.T.F.M." – Anonymous. Apocryphally, some of the authors heard it from a Tektronix salesman. The phrase RTFM was in common use in the early 1950s by radio and radar technicians in the US Air Force. Operators frequently did not check simple faults, for example checking whether a fuse had blown or a power plug had become disconnected. Critics say that frequent users of the phrase (or similar variants) are simply expressing elitism, and that their attitude drives away newcomers without helping them. Their time could better be spent adding the question and answer to a FAQ, pointing the user to a helpful website, or simply not responding. The Ubuntu Forums and, for instance, have instituted "no RTFM" policies to promote a welcoming atmosphere. Expand RTFM.
  48. 48.  Read the fucking manual.
  49. 49. 25. Complete the list - Kashmir, Deolali, Kozhikode, Jodhpur, ________
  50. 50.  Bangalore.
  51. 51. This small town houses the tallest and the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world. Rising to a height of 104 feet, and much reduced than its reported original height, it is still one foot taller than the famous Borobodur Stupa in Java. Originally the Stupa was reported to have been 150 feet tall, 12 feet taller than the Borobodur stupa, which is 138 feet, according to the A.S.I. report. However we know the name of this place because of something else which took place here.
  52. 52.  While some of these name changes are closer to their actual native pronunciations, many opposition groups and countries continue to oppose their use in English because they recognize neither the legitimacy of the ruling government nor its authority to rename the country or towns in English. Various ethnic groups choose to not recognize the name because the term _________ has historically been used as a label for the majority ethnic group rather than for the country  The United Nations, of which _______ is a member, endorsed the name change five days after its announcement. However, governments of many countries still refer to the country as _______. Others, like the governments of Germany Japan China and Russia recognise _______ as the official name.
  53. 53. Identify the flag.
  54. 54.  Identify the ad, and name the director.
  55. 55. 6.