Brain Grill Ceramic and General Quiz IIT BHU 2014 Prelims


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Part of a national paper presentation seminar and a general-cum-ceramic quiz competition, by Indian Ceramic Society in association with Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT BHU Varanasi.

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Brain Grill Ceramic and General Quiz IIT BHU 2014 Prelims

  1. 1. BRAIN GRILL The General Quiz Indian Ceramic Society in association with Department of Ceramic Engineering presents QM: Mahendra Mohan Das10th April, 2014
  2. 2. Prelims rules: • Quizmaster is God (or Lord, whatever you want to say). Whatever he says is correct. • 20 questions in the prelims. 1 marks for each correct answer. • No negative marking. Guess freely. I love guesses. • Star mark questions will be used to break ties, if any. • Keep your cellphones in silent mode; or preferably switch it off. Any ringtone during the prelims will get you out of the room. • Maintain suitable gap between two teams. • You all cleared JEE, so no need to teach what competition means. Don’t show answers to others. And don’t discuss.
  3. 3. 1) • What unofficial holiday is celebrated among chemists and chemistry students on October 23, between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM?
  4. 4. Mole day. • 6.02 X 10^23 being Avogadro’s number.
  5. 5. 2) • In the cartoon, what middle name was given to Barack Obama?
  6. 6. Usain Bolt.
  7. 7. 3) • Where would you find the following? • 1) The City, • 2) The Peninsula, • 3) Pacific Coast Highway, • 4) Sierra Nevada, and • 5) Napa Valley.
  8. 8. Road Rash.
  9. 9. 4) • Who brought out this ad campaign? What is so special about Shyam Saran Negi, the person featuring the video? • (video inserted)
  10. 10. Google. • Google India’s pledge to vote campaign. • Shyam Saran Negi in Independent India’s first voter.
  11. 11. 5) • Roosevelt was once invited to a hunting trip. Most of the hunters competing had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants cornered, clubbed, and tied an animal to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase, called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot it himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that it should be killed to put it out of its misery. It became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902. While the initial cartoon figured an adult animal, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the animal smaller and cuter. • What got its name after this incident?
  12. 12. Teddy bear.
  13. 13. 6) • According to a story, X was a large cannon, which was strategically placed on the wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath X which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers attempted to raise X on to another part of the wall, but because the cannon was so heavy that they couldn’t place it back. • What is being talked about?
  14. 14. Humpty dumpty.
  15. 15. 7) • Connect.
  16. 16. Yo Yo Honey Singh.
  17. 17. 8) • FITB. Which famous law/principle is it parodying?
  18. 18. Heisenberg. • Uncertainty principle.
  19. 19. 9) • A minimalist poster is a type of poster which signifies a main plot, dialogue, portion or minimal portraying of a movie/ song/ series/ painting etc. with which it can be identified. • The poster on the right is a minimalist poster of which famous work of art?
  20. 20. Mona Lisa.
  21. 21. 10)• This book was written on the founders of which famous start-up?
  22. 22. Facebook.
  23. 23. 11) • Who is singing the cover song? Name either the singer or the band. • Also, name the original singer of the song. • (audio inserted)
  24. 24. Chester/ Linkin Park, Adele.
  25. 25. • Connect. 12) MahendraMohanDas
  26. 26. Shakespeare’s plays. • Angoor: Comedy of Errors. • Omkara: Othello. • Maqbool: Macbeth. • Ram-Leela: Romeo and Juliet.
  27. 27. 13) • Just name the game.
  28. 28. Sudokube.
  29. 29. 14) • Which word in English is derived from the Greek word meaning “burnt clay”?
  30. 30. Ceramic. • From “keramos”.
  31. 31. 15) • What has been edited out?
  32. 32. Kryptonite.
  33. 33. 16) • She is the wealthiest woman in India, and in 2012, she and her family were listed by Forbes as the world's 80th “richest person”. • Either identify her, or, name the group of companies which she manages as the non- executive chairman.
  34. 34. Savitri Jindal. • O. P. Jindal group.
  35. 35. 17) • Sardar Krishan Singh of Katni conceived the idea in 1921, however it could not become possible due to the lack of organization. Continueing on the idea, Mr. T. W. Talwalkar, after his return to India in 1927, started contacting people and put them under the same roof. Finally, on April 15, 1928, the idea became a reality. • What is being talked about?
  36. 36. Indian Ceramic Society.
  37. 37. 18) • The Mohr’s scale of mineral hardness is based on the ability of one natural sample of matter to scratch another mineral. • Which mineral has the hardness value 10 in this scale?
  38. 38. Diamond.
  39. 39. 19) • It is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after feldspar. • According to colour, its varieties are: • Citrine • Rose ___ • Amethyst • Smoky ___ • Milky ___ • Which material?
  40. 40. Quartz.
  41. 41. 20) • This advertisement was launched in North-East India about a year ago. Who is their brand ambassador featuring in this ad?
  42. 42. M C Mary Kom.
  43. 43. Finals starting in 5 minutes. • And yes, audience prizes (chocolates) are there. Keep sitting and enjoy the quiz, even if you are not selected in the finals.