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  1. 1. MASTERMINDFor that Quizzy feeling in you. 
  2. 2. Muthu Patanjali RV
  3. 3. And……Gaurav
  4. 4. Your friendly neighbourhood Fake CSE Player !!
  5. 5.  Five Rounds Ten Points for each question Infinite Bounce(As always) Entertaining guesses are entertained Sleep is for tortoises
  6. 6. ROUND 1 Clockwise
  7. 7.  1 Were not for sale 3 We speak Banyumasan… 5 We care deeply about the quality of our work 6 We do not expect you to trust us 7 We are not alone 8 We are only collectors 9 Were neither a dictatorship nor any other political system 10 Were in it for the long haul
  8. 8. They are small-bodied, thin men and women dancersand theatre actors from around Cape Town. The headas made of Perspex with three holes on top of thehead for breathing, no eyes or mouth, and the body isa separate outfit created with foam and fibre to createlegs and arms. What is being described here?
  9. 9. “She will become the 5th Padma Awardrecipient in our family. First, my father wasawarded the Padma Bhushan, then the Padma Shrifor me, followed again by the Padma Bhushan forme some years later, my wife’s Padma Shri andnow this one. This must be a record for thecountry. 5 Padma Awards in one family. God hasbeen very kind to us. The people of this land havebeen very kind to us.”Who is the speaker? Who was the recipient?
  10. 10. Certain research results indicate that listening to thiskind of music may induce a short-term improvementon the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks.This is called X effect.A research was conducted with reasoning tests beforeand after listening to the music. It was foundthat, effectively, IQ scores were 8 to 9 points higherafter the participants had listened to the music thanbefore.X?
  11. 11. This term in the English language was coined from thefact that cheap novels / magazines were once printedon low grade paper. These magazines are perhaps bestremembered for their lurid and exploitative stories.The magazines often featured illustrated novel-lengthstories of heroic characters such as the Shadow, DocSavage, and the Phantom Detective. Other notablenames include Buck Rogers, Conan the Barbarian,Flash Gordon, and so on.??
  12. 12. The khadi-duck is an unconventional type of weavethat meshes three threads into a weave as comparedto two weaves used in conventional weaving. This typeof weaving is extremely rare, and there are fewer thana dozen weavers in India professing this skill. Theguidelines state that there should be exactly 150threads per square centimeter, four threads per stitch,and one square foot should weigh exactly 205 grams.Identify
  13. 13. ROUND 2 Anti-Clockwise
  14. 14. X is the slowing of life processes by external meanswithout termination. Breathing, heartbeat, and otherinvoluntary functions may still occur, but they can only bedetected by artificial means. Extreme cold can be used toprecipitate the slowing of an individuals functions; use ofthis process has led to the developing science of cryonics.Outside of science fiction(Futurama, Star Wars, Smallville)the technique has almost never been applied to humansfor more than a few hours. The case of Laina Beasley (seepic) is an exception; she was kept in X as a two-celledembryo for 13 years.
  15. 15. X originated in Arizona in 1980, where a seven year oldboy named Chris Greicius was hospitalized withleukemia. The Arizona Department of Public Safety,hospital workers and members of the communityteamed up and were able to grant his wish to become apolice officer for one day. Ample media coverage led tothe founding of a permanent charity organization, usingGreicius case as a model.Today more than 30 countries have chapters of X.Supporters of X include Mariah Carey, Jeff Gordon, theOrange County choppers, the WWE, ESPN and manyother celebrities and organizationsId X.
  16. 16. This series began during 1991. The first one was DOSfor ________, written by Dan Gookin and published byIDG Books. The concept originated with Michael McCarthy,who got the idea during a discussion with his unclewho suggested a "just enough information" book "forus _____". The book became popular due to a lack ofbeginner-friendly materials on using DOS. This was thefirst of over 650 books in the series. Which series?
  17. 17.  Potato Chips Viagra LSD Penicillin Vulcanized rubber Corn flakes Chocolate chip cookies Artificial Sweeteners Brandy Rayon
  18. 18. “Katrathu Kai Mann Alavu, Kallathathu Ulagalavu“ translated as "What you have learned is a mere handful; What you havent learned is the size of the world’’. -- Avvaiyar Tipu Sultan
  19. 19. 1. No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.2. Never look at the wives of friends.3. Never be seen with cops.4. Dont go to pubs and clubs.5. Always being available for X is a duty - even if your wifes about to give birth.6. Appointments must absolutely be respected.7. Wives must be treated with respect.8. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth.9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families.10. People who cant be part of X: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesnt hold to moral values.
  20. 20.  Royal Oak One Tree Hill Phoenix Deer Park Bon Echo Gran Paradiso Shiretoko
  21. 21. ROUND 3
  22. 22. In Medieval times, in Europe, 1/3 of the taxes went tothe king, 1/3 went to the Nobility and 1/3 went to thecommon man. Funda behind what?
  23. 23. Difficulties involved inshooting down this game birdX gave rise to the word Y .X,Y?
  24. 24. The original version goes back to the Bronze Age. Itwas Walter Hunt who reinvented it in New York. Hecreated its basic appearance in a little under 3 hours.Because he needed to pay off a $15 debt, he sold hispatent rights for a lot less than the millions they wereworth. What did he invent?
  25. 25. Sitter. The Australian broadcasting corporation whichis the national broadcaster has the same post-boxnumber (9994) in every state. Why, Funda?
  26. 26. X facts are satirical factoids about martial artist and actor X that have become an Internet phenomenon. Some Examples: When X does pushups, he doesnt lift himself up. He pushes the world down. X ‘s tears cure cancer. Too bad he never cries. Ever. X can divide by zero. X can slam a revolving door X counted to infinity – twice If you have five dollars and X has five dollars, then X has more money than you
  27. 27. When a popular or big website links to a smaller site, itcauses a huge surge in traffic which overloads the smaller sitethus slowing it down or even causing it to close temporarily.This effect is known as the X Effect or Xing, stemming fromthe huge amounts of web traffic that results from X linking towebsites. What is X?
  28. 28. The X is the unofficial nickname given to amysterious figure who pays an annualtribute to American author Y by visitingthe authors original grave marker on hisbirthday, January 19. The individualproceeds to Ys grave, where he or sheraises a cognac toast. Before departing,the X leaves three red roses and a half-bottle of cognac on the grave.
  29. 29. X’s husband had a factorymaking cars but they were notselling well, because at that time,people were new to cars and didnot have much faith in them. On6th August 1888, X took oneof her husbands cars withouttelling him and became the firstperson in the world to drive anautomobile over a long distance,which brought it world-wideattention. The car then startedselling very well.Who?
  30. 30. This temple has a famousRatha Yatra. In the pastpeople had been crushedand others injured as themassive multi‐ton chariotwent out of control.This led the Britons of thetime to contrive a word torefer to examples ofunstoppable, crushingforces. What’s the goodword?
  31. 31. The story goes back to the time when leading textilebusinessman L.R. Gupta of Karnal, in Haryana, joinedthe freedom struggle, inspired by Gandhiji’s call towork among the ‘untouchables’. When his businesswilted, he told his sons ,to start a new business "thatwill help the weaker sections of society" Inspirationcame from ‘Thomas Bata’ who had a shoe outlet nearGupta’s textile store. The senior Gupta saw tremendouspotential in the shoe business since it had brought aforeigner to India. And what’s more, it involved thepoorest of the poor! What was started?
  32. 32. X was conducting a quiz for school childrenin Delhi when he found that the kids knew more aboutgreek mythology than Indian mythology. This peevedhim a lot and he decided to do something about it.What resulted ?
  33. 33. This company was formed by the merger of twocompanies Shibaura Seisakusho (Shibaura EngineeringWorks) and Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric) in 1939. It wasoriginally named Tokyo Shibaura Denki. The presentname originated as a nick name but it was only in 1978that the company was officially renamed.Name the company.
  34. 34. • Richard Chee Quee (lead vocals)• X (bass guitar/vocals)• Y (guitar/vocals)• Brad McNamara (guitar/vocals)• Gavin Robertson (drums/vocals)X,Y ?
  35. 35. The original idea behind this website (, now known as, was to allow users toget answers to questions posed in everyday, naturallanguage. It supports a variety of user queries in plainEnglish as well as traditional keyword searching. Y isthe name of a famous fictional character. X and Y?
  36. 36. UTPT 2009
  37. 37. The rat was given the task of inviting the animals toreport to the Jade Emperor for a banquet which was tobe held for a certain reason. The cat was a good friendof the rat, but the rat tricked him into believing that thebanquet was the next day. The cat slept through thebanquet, thinking that it was the next day. When hefound out, the cat vowed to be the rats natural enemyfor ages to come. What was the other effect of thebanquet ?
  38. 38. ROUND 4
  39. 39. "X" is a F-1 driver who races for the country "Y"although he competed for Finland earlier in his career.X’s father is also an F-1 driver and a world champion in1982. X,Y?
  40. 40. A 17th century poem by the Afghan poet Saib-e-Tabrezi,written in praise of Kabul:“Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye,Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt passOne could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,And ___ ___ ___ ___ that hide behind her walls”Which 2007 novel gets its name from theblanked out words?
  41. 41. Sitter. X is naturally right-handed, but becamea left-handed batsman at a young age so thathe could use his brothers equipment. Who?
  42. 42. His highly successful 1988 autobiography waspublished by Doubleday in secret because of themassive public interest in his life. Relatives of thecompany’s employees were hired as couriers, todeliver portions of the book from the company’shead office to the printing plant in Pennsylvaniaand manuscripts were kept under lock and key.The book was referred to using the code name‘Neil Armstrong’. Whose autobiography?
  43. 43. "When I was driving back from Jaipur therewas a truck in front of our car. At the back ofthe truck were the words, ________. Iabsolutely loved the phrase and it went wellwith the theme. I rang Vipul Amrutlal ShahImmediately and told him that Id found him abrilliant title! "Fill in ,Which Film?
  44. 44. Sitter. In which famous video game developed byNamco would you find these characters :Blinky - ShadowPinky- SpeedyInky - BashfulClyde - Pokey
  45. 45. The following is a list as chosen by Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss of TIME magazine.1. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Pictures (1930s), by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and the Gershwins2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), by Erich Wolfgang Korngold3. Citizen Kane (1941), by Bernard Herrmann4. Laura (1944), by David Raksin5. On the Waterfront (1954), by Leonard Bernstein6. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), by Elmer Bernstein7. Jules et Jim (1962), by Georges Delerue8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), by Ennio Morricone9. X (1992), by Y10.South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), by Marc Shaiman
  46. 46. Akira Kurosawa grew up with learning difficulties andwas mentored by a teacher to win the high jump; helater realized his artistic talents and became one of themost revered directors of all time. This incidentinspired a short story called “High Jump”.Amole Gupte wrote a story based on this incident. 7years later , this evolved into a movie. Name themovie.
  47. 47. On 23rd July 2009, prominent British betting firmLadbrokes was offering odds of 100 to 1 on either ofthem winning the Wimbledon and odds of 25 to 1 oneither of them winning any of the 4 Grand Slams.
  48. 48. Identify “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot”“The Fountain of Fair Fortune”“The Warlocks Hairy Heart”“Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump”“___ ____ __ ______ __ _____”Five stories, from which book?
  49. 49. X is a fictional character created by Carter Bays andCraig Thomas for this popular sitcom. The last name ofX is a reference to one of the main female charaters ofLeo Tolstoys Anna Karenina, Ekaterina Alexandrovna_________. X is shown to enjoy cigars, hockey, scotchand guns. X?
  50. 50.  Attack of the Co-ed Cannibals Cannibal Stewardess Vixens Unchained Killer Prom Queen The Cuisine art Murder of Central High Vampire Sorority Babes Venusian Vampire Vixens
  51. 51. _____ ___ ____ ______ ___ by Maurice Sendak is achildrens picture book, first published 1963. The bookis about the imaginary adventures of a young boynamed Max, who is punished for "making mischief" bybeing sent to his room without supper. Max wears adistinctive wolf suit during his adventures andencounters various mythical creatures, who make himtheir king.The book is regarded as one of the greatest children’sbooks, and has inspired a series of US postagestamps, a Metallica song, and an animated film.Which book?
  52. 52. In his young days X and his siblings were sent differentchocolate bars in plain wrapping by Y . All that thekids had to do was to write back to Y which they feltwas the best flavor and why. X said that he oftendreamt of working in Y where people were bent overin white coats in great laboratories trying and testingnew chocolates. It is claimed that this was hisinspiration for Z.X, Y, Z?
  53. 53. X is the only person to have won both the Nobel Prizefor literature and an Oscar for Best Writing. He wouldhave refused both the awards had it not been for hiswife who compelled him to accept it because sheconsidered it to be a tribute to her motherland. But hestill declined the monetary award requesting it to beused for translating Swedish books into English.Identify X.
  54. 54.  Shockwave  Scorponok Ironhide  Bonecrusher Ratchet  Jazz Prowl  Bluestreak Grimlock  Soundwave Fortress Maximus  Smokescreen Ultra Magnus  Inferno Frenzy  Elita One Blackout Barricade Brawl
  55. 55. "Then this morning I went to the bookstore andbought “Z". Im sure the large part of me is HoldenCaulfield, who is the main person in the book. Thesmall part of me must be the Devil." This is the first part of the statement made by X at1 a.m., Dec. 9, 1980 after the murder of Y. X,Y,Z.
  56. 56.  Republic Boulevard Raffles Boulevard Nicoll Highway Stamford Road St. Andrews Road Anderson Bridge Esplanade Drive Raffles Avenue
  57. 57. Y is a live-action movie,. Due to title conflicts with anearlier movie X ,the title was renamed as Y. The film, isdirected by Manoj Night Shyamalan. It is also DevPatel’s second film, after his debut in SlumdogMillionaire.Id X,Y
  58. 58.  Anti-Nightmare Machine Artificial Rock Bat-Mans Outfit Building Disintegrators & Dyers Disintegrating Pistol Do-It-Yourself Tornado Kit Earthquake Pills Instant Feathers Instant Iron Carrot Instant Bird Seed Iron Pellets Jet Propelled Pogo Stick Junior Explosive Kit Nitroglycerin Oil Triple Strength Battleship Steel Armour Plate Railroad Track
  59. 59. What term in serial fiction, derived fromcomputer science, means a discarding of muchor even all previous continuity and storyline inThe series, to start a new, recent examplesbeing Batman Begins and Casino Royale?
  60. 60. (X) is the first (Y) feature film that doesn’t incorporatethe word (Y)The false title given to the film during production, (Z)’sFirst Kiss was named after (A)’s son, (Z ) to thwartonlookers and trespassers.(A) picked (B) after seeing his performance in themovie (C) by Jason Reitman of Juno fame.
  61. 61. ROUND 5
  62. 62. 50
  63. 63. 40
  64. 64. 30
  65. 65. 20
  66. 66. 10
  67. 67.  Mad Max- Aravinda De Silva Aaloo-Inzamam Ul Haq Nissan Sunny- Sunil Gavaskar Tiger-Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Sherry- Navjot Singh Sidhu Oswald- Brett Lee Hulk-Mathew Hayden Junior-Mark Waugh Pigeon-Glenn Mcgrath Zulu-Lance Klusener Kalahari-Jacques Kallis Black Mamba-Jonty Rhodes The Wall-Rahul Dravid Jumbo-Anil Kumble
  68. 68. 80
  69. 69. 70
  70. 70. 60
  71. 71. 50
  72. 72. 40
  73. 73. 30
  74. 74. 20
  75. 75. 10
  76. 76.  Meenakshi Seshadri  Arun Lal Leslie Claudius  Mrinal Sen Mario Miranda  Mithun Chakraborty Tanuja  Om Puri Suchitra Mitra  Shabana Azmi Narendra Hirwani  M Balamuralikrishna Sharmila Tagore  Prakash Padukone Jeetendra  Lata Mangeshkar PK Banerjee  Kamal Hasan Sunil Gangopahyay  Revathi Ramanathan Krishnan  Syed Kirmani Pratap Pothen  Amitabh Bachchan K.R.Vijaya  Bhimsen Joshi Mallika Sarabhai  Hema Malini Waheeda Rehman  S Venkataraghavan