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Prelims of the General Quiz conducted as part of the Inter Hostel Tech Fest. Held at IIT Guwahati

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  1. 1. The Answers
  2. 2. 1. What does the „NL‟ stand for in these signboards?
  3. 3. Nobel Laureates
  4. 4. 2. Lego tribute to which iconic movie?
  5. 5. Pulp Fiction
  6. 6. 3. X‟s debut novel is titled How Not To Make Money (which may be an ironical book title!). It was released in October 2013, and is a thriller about three friends - Joy, Mike and Aziz who decide they are going to get rich quick or die trying. The book was co-launched by X‟s celebrity wife. Identify X.
  7. 7. Raj Kundra
  8. 8. 4.* Being a Dilliwallah , I HAD to ask this question!  X is a famous locality in Delhi. The Mela restaurant in the UK has imitated this place and a popular restaurant group is also trying to copy the ambience of this place in Bombay. Of the 20 shops present in the late 1960s (all belonging to branches of the same family), three remain: Pt Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit (estd 1875), Dayanand Shivcharan (estd 1882), and Pt Baburam Devidayal (estd 1886). Identify X.
  9. 9. Paranthe wali Gali.
  10. 10. 5. Who?
  11. 11. Erwin Schrödinger
  12. 12. 6.* In Western astrology, this phrase represents the Sun and the Moon, the brightest objects in the sky. Given the astrological themes of this 2013 Booker Prize winning book, the word makes an apt title. Among others, the book has twelve people representing the zodiac (including a Maori gem hunter) and seven others representing planets. Which book?
  13. 13. The Luminaries
  14. 14. 7. Whose final movie?
  15. 15. Jaspal Bhatti
  16. 16. 8.* • There is a peculiarity in the naming of the following water bodies: Dal Lake (India) Lake Chad (Chad) Lake Nyassa (Mozambique) Lake Tahoe (USA) Lake Hyaq (Ethiopia) Gaube Lake (French Pyrenees) • What is that?
  17. 17. Tautological Lake names i.e. both parts of the name mean lake.
  18. 18. 9. Marvel Comics has trademarked two words of their own invention which are considered to be examples of onomatopoeia - Thwip! and snikt! What do Thwip! and Snikt! signify? (0.5 for each)
  19. 19. Thwip! – Spiderman web shooter Snikt! - Sound effect caused when blades emerge from Wolverine.
  20. 20. 10.* • It was made by a US Company called David Clark and consisted of 4 layers: - An internal “comfort liner” - A gas membrane - A restraint layer then helped to maintain shape - External layer of Nomex to protect from fire and extremes of temperature • Its primary purpose was to prevent a condition called „ebullism‟. • What are we talking about?
  21. 21. Felix Baumgartner’s space jumping Suit.
  22. 22. 11. In mid-2013, an Indian company announced that it would launch a smartphone named "Next Generation Android Mobile Odyssey". It will apparently be available in two variants, "Smart Saffron 1" and "Smart Saffron 2", and will come bundled with videos and apps. So whom is this phone dedicated to?
  23. 23. Narendra Modi
  24. 24. 12. In August 2013, Oxford Dictionaries blogged about the latest updates to its online dictionary. Many of the words were related to fashion and lifestyle, such as "geek chic", "double denims", and "chandelier earring". One such word, a portmanteau (I.e a combination) , is "jorts". So if you were wearing a "jort", what two things would be on you?
  25. 25. Jeans + Shorts!
  26. 26. 13.* • X is a Pakistani animated television series airing on Geo Tez a new channel of GEO TV Network. • Created and directed by pop star Haroon and produced at Unicorn Black production studios, the show features Jiya, a teacher at a girls school whose alter ego is a burka-wearing super heroine who uses her martial arts skills to fight crime. The series first aired on 28 July 2013. • Reviewers have noted parallels between the series and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani school girl who was shot in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen. • Identify X.
  27. 27. Burka Avenger
  28. 28. 14. • Arunabh Kumar, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate, quit his job in the US Air-force and worked with Red Chillies Entertainment as an assistant director for Om Shanti Om. He then made a couple of short films, music videos and free-lanced with various ad agencies. After pitching ideas to big media conglomerates, he realized that they had a „pigeon-hold‟ idea about „what would work‟ and they weren‟t willing to let go of the formula. • Frustrated, he decided to work on his own and started his own website that featured short films, sketches, parodies and web series. The website became an instant rage across colleges in India. Which website are we talking about ?
  29. 29. The Viral Fever
  30. 30. 15. You're still in bed at ten, but work began at eight You burned your breakfast, so far things are going great Your mother warned you there'd be days like these But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees That ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___) ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___) ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___) This is the second stanza of a famous song, as originally recorded, though most often we only hear the first para. Which song/ Where do we hear the first para?
  31. 31. “I'll be there for you When the rain starts to pour I'll be there for you Like I've been there before I'll be there for you Coz you're there for me too……” The Theme of ‘Friends’ TV Show
  32. 32. 16. The world of tennis fashion was abuzz during the 2013 Gerry Weber Open at Halle (one of the traditional pre-Wimbledon tournaments) when Roger Federer stepped out on court without something during his doubles match partnering Tommy Haas. Apparently, it's been more than a decade since this has happened. It didn't help much, as they lost. He said afterwards: "It was fun. A bit naked, but felt good for a change." He did win the singles, with it. What is "it"?
  33. 33. His trademark Headband.
  34. 34. 17.* • X was born in Pilani, Rajasthan. Her father worked with the Indian Army, so she also lived and studied in Bathinda and Patiala. • In 1994, her father was killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir. Thereafter, her mother started living in Delhi-suburb, Noida, where she grew up and did her schooling from Delhi Public School, Noida. • After that she studied at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and started taking part in local theatre. • Her Cannes' first was with Anurag Kashyap's production Peddlers in 2012, followed by ___ ___________ with _______ ______, which was screened at 2013 Cannes Film Festival. • X has come into the limelight recently. Identify her.
  35. 35. Nimrat Kaur.
  36. 36. 18. • X is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written in c. 360 BC. • According to Plato, X was a naval power lying "across the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of the legendary Athenian lawgiver Solon, i.e. in the 10th millennium BC. • After a failed attempt to invade Athens, X sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune.“ • Identify X. And NO , this is not some random History Koschen.
  37. 37. Atlantis 
  38. 38. ~FIN~