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  1. 1. The Akolkar – Dani Quiz August 2014
  2. 2. Question 1 • Oars and paddles are both instruments used to propel boats through water by humans. What is the difference between an oar and a paddle?
  3. 3. Answer 1 • Oars work using the lever principle through oarlocks, while paddles are unlevered.
  4. 4. Question 2 • What is the difference between a Résumé and a Curriculum Vitae?
  5. 5. Answer 2 • A résumé is a brief overview of a job applicant’s qualifications and skills, while a CV is a detailed a summary of educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honours, affiliations and other details
  6. 6. Question 3 • What is the difference between a Cheque and a Demand Draft?
  7. 7. Answer 3 • A Cheque is an order to a bank to pay the recipient a specified amount from a specified account. The amount is debited from the account only when the recipient deposits or cashes the cheque. A Demand draft is an instrument that requires the payer to pay or transfer the specified amount at the time of making the DD, and is thus a more secure payment than a cheque, which may be dishonoured.
  8. 8. Question 4 • Apart from geographical origin (and spelling), what is the difference between Bourbon whiskey and Scotch whisky?
  9. 9. Answer 4 • Bourbon whiskey is required to be made primarily from corn, while Scotch whisky is made primarily from malted barley.
  10. 10. Question 5 • What is the difference between FDI and FII?
  11. 11. Answer 5 • FII is foreign investment in the stock market and FDI is foreign investment is the primary market.
  12. 12. Question 6 • In 2006, the International Astronomical Union caused controversy when they set a new definition of Planets, because of which Pluto was reclassified from a Planet to a Dwarf Planet. According to the IAU, what is the difference between a Planet and a Dwarf Planet?
  13. 13. Answer 6 • A planet is a body that orbits the Sun without orbiting any other solar system body, has enough mass to assume a round shape and has cleared all other objects out of its orbit. A dwarf planet is a round body orbiting the Sun while not being a moon, but does may cross the orbits of other bodies orbiting the Sun. Pluto was reclassified as it crosses the orbit of Neptune.
  14. 14. Question 7 • What is the difference between suede and leather?
  15. 15. Answer 7 • Leather is made from the outer surface of animal skin while suede is made from the inner surface of animal skin
  16. 16. Question 8 • What is the difference between a poisonous animal and a venomous animal?
  17. 17. Answer 8 • A poisonous animal delivers venom to victims that touch or eat it. A venomous animal injects or delivers the toxin into the bloodstream of the victim.
  18. 18. Question 9 • What is the difference between a wholesaler and a distributor?
  19. 19. Answer 9 • A wholesaler purchases goods from the manufacturer and sells them to retailers without accepting any responsibility to the manufacturer. A distributor is an active partner of the manufacturer in distributing the goods, in many cases through his own network of dealers.
  20. 20. Question 10 • What is the difference between a woodwind instrument and a brass instrument?
  21. 21. Answer 10 • A brass instrument produces a sound through the vibration of the user’s mouth against the mouthpiece. A woodwind instrument produces sound by blowing air past a vibrating reed.
  22. 22. Question 11 • What is the difference between a crown and a (modern) tiara?
  23. 23. Answer 11 • A crown completely encircles the head, whereas a modern tiara encircles part of the head.
  24. 24. Question 12 • What is the difference between a sidereal day and a solar day?
  25. 25. Answer 12 • A sidereal day is the time it takes the Earth to complete one complete rotation. A Solar day is the time between two successive passes across the meridian by the Sun. A solar day is 4 minutes longer than a sidereal day.
  26. 26. Question 13 • What is the difference between a paradox and an oxymoron?
  27. 27. Answer 13 • A paradox is inconsistent with logic, whereas an oxymoron simply combines contradictory words.
  28. 28. Question 14 • What is the difference between a raisin and a currant?
  29. 29. Answer 14 • A raisin in a dried white grape, whereas a currant is a dried black grape.
  30. 30. Question 15 • What is the difference between poaching and boiling?
  31. 31. Answer 15 • Poaching is cooking food in hot water below the boiling point.
  32. 32. Question 16 • What is the difference between a pidgin language and a Creole language?
  33. 33. Answer 16 • A pidgin language is a mixed language used by different linguistic communities to communicate. A Creole language is a mixed language that is used as a primary language by linguistic communities that have assimilated.
  34. 34. Question 17 • What is the difference between a tax deduction and a tax exemption?
  35. 35. Answer 17 • A tax deduction reduces your taxable income, whereas a tax exemption does not form part of your taxable income in the first place.
  36. 36. Question 18 • What is the difference between a meringue and a Pavlova?
  37. 37. Answer 18 • A meringue is made from egg whites and sugar while a Pavlova is made from egg whites, sugar and corn flour.
  38. 38. Question 19 • What is the difference between hounds and other types of dogs?
  39. 39. Answer 19 • Hounds are dogs that have been bred for hunting.
  40. 40. Question 20 • What is the difference between a brownie and a chocolate cake?
  41. 41. Answer 20 • A chocolate cake is leavened with baking powder, whereas a brownie is unleavened.
  42. 42. Question 21 • What is the difference between a kettle and a teapot?
  43. 43. Answer 21 • A kettle is generally made of metal and is placed on direct heat to boil water for tea. A teapot is generally made from ceramic and is used to serve and brew (by pouring boiling water over tea leaves) tea.
  44. 44. Question 22 • What is the difference between a geosynchronous orbit and a geostationary orbit?
  45. 45. Answer 22 • A satellite with an orbital period equal to the Earth’s rotation period is in geosynchronous orbit. A satellite in a geosynchronous orbit over the equator appears to hover over a point on the equator and is thus in a geostationary orbit
  46. 46. Question 23 • What is the difference between Navroz and Pateti?
  47. 47. Answer 23 • Navroz is celebrated as the new year by Irani Zoroastrians, Persians and other Iranian peoples and is held on or near the spring equinox according to the Fasili and Bastani calendars. Pateti is celebrated as the new year as Parsi Zoroastrians according to the Shahenshahi and the Kadimi calendars, which do not account for leap years.
  48. 48. Question 23 • What is the difference between drilling and boring?
  49. 49. Answer 24 • Drilling is the process of making a hole in a solid material using a drill bit. Boring is the process of enlarging the diameter of an existing hole.
  50. 50. Question 25 • What is the difference between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne?
  51. 51. Answer 25 • Eau de Toilette contains between 5% to 15% of fragrance. Eau de Cologne contains between 2% - 5% fragrance, and hence does not last as long as EdT.
  52. 52. Question 26 • In terms of traditional pillow stuffings, what is the difference between Down and Feathers?
  53. 53. Answer 26 • Feathers are the outer feathers of the bird and have quills. Down are feathers that are below the outer feathers, contain no quills and are very soft.
  54. 54. Question 27 • What is the difference between a volcanic crater and a volcanic caldera?
  55. 55. Answer 27 • A volcanic crater is the opening formed at the top of a volcano for lava and ash to flow through. A caldera is formed after the chamber of lava and magma under the volcano empties. The rocks on top of the empty chamber collapse, forming a much larger depression than a crater.
  56. 56. Question 28 • What is the difference between trap shooting and skeet shooting?
  57. 57. Answer 28 • In trap, the clay pigeon moves away from the shooter. In skeet shooting, two clay pigeons are released simultaneously from the left and the right of the shooter, and cross each other.
  58. 58. Question 29 • What is the difference between an Appendix and an Annexure?
  59. 59. Answer 29 • An Appendix is an independent document attached for reference. An annexure is an integral part of the main document.
  60. 60. Question 30 • What is the difference between cottage cheese and paneer?
  61. 61. Answer 30 • Cottage cheese is made at room temperature by curdling mild with rennet. Paneer is made at high temperature by curdling milk with lemon juice.