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The Holi Quiz - DoMS, IIT Roorkee


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A small General Quiz conducted today in the festive spirit of Holi as a part of Buzzing Crowd, the quizzing fraternity of DoMS, IIT Roorkee.

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The Holi Quiz - DoMS, IIT Roorkee

  1. 1. बुरा ना मानो होली है! The General Quiz Karun Sethi DoMS – IIT Roorkee Class of 2014
  2. 2. Rules or whatever Lazy Holi weekend + Decent net speed + Lots of idle time = Holi Quiz 17 colourful questions (not exactly)
  3. 3. Identify him. He is the only actor besides Bill Cosby to have won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” three consecutive times. He also produced an instructional DVD called KidSmartz, which is designed to educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet predators. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, by donating half the proceeds from sales.
  4. 4. And the answer is…
  5. 5. Bryan Cranston
  6. 6. What is being talked about? It was founded by a Scotsman, Thomas Leishman, in 1857. The Helladic horse, associated with nectar in Greek mythology was used as its logo, beginning in 1940. This logo was changed over the course of time to reflect the multifaceted operations carried out by this particular entity.
  7. 7. And the answer is…
  8. 8. United Breweries
  9. 9. Identify the author.
  10. 10. And the answer is…
  11. 11. Ramachandra Guha
  12. 12. Fill in the blank. The name ______ became popular for businesses in the early 1920s, when Yellow Pages began to be widespread. Some businesses bearing this name survive to date as well. This name is derived from the Greek word for “prime, zenith or peak” but it’s rather ironic that the most famous business bearing this name had products which were both generic and failure-prone.
  13. 13. And the answer is…
  14. 14. Acme
  15. 15. Whose vital statistics? Age: Ageless Height: 6 ft. 2 in. Weight: 89 kg Eyes: Blue Hair: Black Occupation: Public Relation Officer of Bharti Communications
  16. 16. And the answer is…
  17. 17. Nagaraj
  18. 18. Who is this great thinker? In 2007, his image appeared on the new £20 notes issued by the Bank of England, making him the first Scotsman to feature on an English banknote.
  19. 19. And the answer is…
  20. 20. Adam Smith
  21. 21. Connect the following (non-exhaustive). A. Datum Corporation Awesome Computers Blue Yonder Airlines Coho Winery Contoso Ltd. Fabrikam, Inc. Fourth Coffee Lucerne Publishing ProseWare, Inc. The Phone Company Wide World Importers Woodgrove Bank
  22. 22. And the answer is…
  23. 23. Microsoft Microsoft uses a variety of fictional companies in the documentation and training material for its products. This material often contains fictional scenarios and descriptions of how their products can be deployed and used in these scenarios. Some of the fictional companies have associated websites, almost all of which redirect to
  24. 24. Which company? This man started a company in 1979 that initially sold books, posters and leather patches. Its main product was introduced in 1980. It went public in 1995 and three years later, it was listed on both the BSE and the NSE.
  25. 25. And the answer is…
  26. 26. Archies
  27. 27. Complete this band by filling the blank. • ____________ – lead vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, electric and acoustic guitars • Pete Remm – keyboards, organ, accordion • Jason Roberts – electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, backing vocals • Josh Lattanzi – bass, guitar, piano, lap steel, backing vocals • Greg Wieczorek – drums, percussion, marimba, backing vocals
  28. 28. And the answer is…
  29. 29. Norah Jones
  30. 30. What is this? It was designed by Cedric Gibbons and sculpted by George Stanley. Its inspiration supposedly came from actor Emilio Fernandez. It is made by the company whose logo is shown below.
  31. 31. And the answer is…
  32. 32. Oscar statuette
  33. 33. How is this commonly known? According to one myth, in his youth, Krishna despaired about fair skinned Radha and whether she or other Gopikas would like him because of his skin colour. His mother tired of the desperation, asked him to approach Radha and tint her face to suit him. This he did, and Krishna and Radha became a couple. This myth is celebrated in certain parts of India as Phagwah.
  34. 34. And the answer is…
  35. 35. Holi (this had to be in this quiz) Krishna tinted Radha’s face and this is supposedly the inspiration behind colouring each others’ faces on this day.
  36. 36. What is being talked about? It became involved in the print trade around 1480, and grew into a major printer of Bibles, prayer books, and scholarly works. It publishes more than 6000 new books every year and employs nearly 6000 people. It is governed by a group of 15 academics known as the Delegates of the Press.
  37. 37. And the answer is…
  38. 38. Oxford University Press
  39. 39. Identify the product. This was a silicone gel ________ program launched in May 2004 by Nike and its advertising agency, Wieden-Kennedy. To date, 80 million of these have been sold. And despite the October 2012 controversy related to the man behind this initiative, the revenues are still 2.1% up.
  40. 40. And the answer is…
  41. 41. Livestrong bracelet
  42. 42. Give the funda behind this image.
  43. 43. And the answer is…
  44. 44. Instagram’s first ever advertisement.
  45. 45. Which organization is this? It was established by M. Manal in 1930 and is based in Bangalore, India. Its parent company is however located at the Dubai International Financial Centre. A hepatic drug, named Liv.52 is its flagship product and was first introduced in 1955.
  46. 46. And the answer is…
  47. 47. Himalaya Drug Company
  48. 48. What is being talked about here? It was established on February 1, 1942 by Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal N. Choksey, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil. Its name was randomly picked from a telephone directory. Some of its subsidiaries include Apco Coatings and Taubmans.
  49. 49. And the answer is…
  50. 50. Asian Paints
  51. 51. Which upcoming movie is this? The man shown here is the consultant and executive producer of a movie scheduled to be released in November.
  52. 52. And the answer is…
  53. 53. Interstellar The man in the pic was Kip Stephen Thorne, an American theoretical physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. Thorne is considered one of the world's authorities on gravitational waves and Interstellar is based on his theories of gravity fields, wormholes and several hypotheses that Albert Einstein was never able to prove.
  54. 54. Answers Bryan Cranston United Breweries Ramachandra Guha Acme Nagraj Adam Smith Microsoft Archies Norah Jones Oscar statuette Holi Oxford University Press Livestrong bracelet Instagram Himalaya Asian Paints Interstellar BURA NA MANO HOLI HAI
  55. 55. Thanks and Happy Holi! Karun Sethi DoMS, IIT Roorkee Class of 2014