The General Quiz (Finals) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

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The General Quiz (Finals) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

  1. 1. Indira Gandhi donates last bit of her jewellery to the National Defence Fund during the China war.
  2. 2.  Clockwise
  3. 3.  On 4 June 1942 , Adolf Hitler decided to visit ___________, ostensibly to congratulate X on his 75th birthday. But X did not want to meet him in his headquarters, as it would have seemed like an official state visit.The meeting took place near Imatra, in south- eastern _______, and was arranged in secrecy.  During the visit, an engineer of the A _________ broadcasting company succeeded in recording the first eleven minutes of Hitler's and X's private conversation. This had to be done secretly, as Hitler never allowed others to record him off-guard.  Id X.
  4. 4.  Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
  5. 5.  This is SohaibAthat, whose twitter user name is @ReallyVirtual.What is his claim to fame?
  6. 6.  X is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati.  She is also mentioned in the Lotus Sutra and often depicted holding a biwa, a traditional Japanese lute, in contrast to Saraswati who holds a veena.  X is the goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge.  Like Saraswati, her asanam is also a lotus.  X, please.
  7. 7.  Benzaiten
  8. 8.  Dubbed the “British schindler” byThe UK press,X was a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupiedCzechoslovakia on the eve of the SecondWorldWar, in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport.X found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain.  X's work is the subject of three films by Slovak filmmaker Matej Mináč: the drama All My LovedOnes (1999), in which X was played by RupertGraves, the documentary The Power of Good:X (2002), which won an EmmyAward and the documentary drama Nicky's Family
  9. 9.  NicholasWinton
  10. 10.  X’s passion for baseball is often seen as just an eccentricity.  In reality, it was much more than that.  Back in the 1940s,X was a pitcher for the university's baseball team, and he threw such a great curveball that Major League Baseball teams began sending scouts to check him out.The Pittsburgh Pirates even sent a few of their players to test out the young pitcher, which resulted in X striking out future Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg.  X claimed that in 1949, the then NewYorkGiants offered him a contract that included a $5,000 signing bonus to come play baseball in the United States. Eventually he turned down the contract, which took the Giants completely by surprise: Apparently, he was the first person “from there” to say no to them.
  11. 11.  Fidel Castro
  12. 12.  This couple(X&Y) has written a paper together with the title: “An Analysis of Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing in the United States” By: X,Y and Michael L. Katz  TIME magazine described them as a “power- couple of a public servant and an academic”.  One-half of the couple has been in the news for a while now.
  13. 13.  JanetYellen and George Akerlof (Fed Chief and 2001 Nobel PrizeWinning Economist with Joseph Stiglitz- Market for Lemons)
  14. 14. From 9 June to 9 July 2006,  Signal Iduna Park became ________________, Dortmund.  AllianzArena became _______________, Munich.  VeltinsArena became _______________, Gelsenkirchen.  AOLArena became _______________, Hamburg.  CommerzbankArena became _______________, Frankfurt.  RheinEnergieStadion became ______________, Cologne.  AWD-Arena became _____________, Hannover. Why? Blanks are all the same.
  15. 15.  During FIFA World Cup 2006, many stadiums in Germany were known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadia unless the stadium sponsors were also official FIFA sponsors.
  16. 16.  “There you are, a global mover and shaker, sitting comfortably in a warm meeting room in the SwissAlps.You’ve just had a heavy lunch with ample wine, you’re jet-lagged, and you were up late last night at a well-lubricated after-after party.You begin to lose the thread of the presentation, although “corporate social responsibility” seems to keep popping up.Your head droops forward.Your eyes close briefly, then again.”  This is the X. Photographic evidence of it is rare or non-existent: The organizers of the _________________ forbid news photographers from taking embarrassing photos of attendees at what is, at least in some sense, a private event. But , it happens. People snooze in the audience. People doze on the dais. People have been known to catch a few awkward winks on a bench in the CongressCentre.
  17. 17.  Davos Nap
  18. 18.  Past winners of the ________ include Larry Page and Sergey Brin for the development of Google,Tim Berners-Lee for theWorld WideWeb,Charles K. Kao for developing fiber-optic communications, and Martin Hellman andWhitfield Diffie for the Diffie-Hellman key exchange.  The most recent winner of the _______ is X, the pioneer of a breakthrough wireless technology known MIMO(Multiple Input, Multiple Output) that dramatically increases performance of wireless systems.  X is also known for the development of military sonars (APSOH family). X served as the founding director for three major labs in India - CAIR (Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ),CDAC (Center for Development of AdvancedComputing) andCRL (Central Research Labs of Bharat Electronics).
  19. 19.  X- Arogyaswami Paulraj (Or simply Paul)  Blank- the Marconi Prize, an annual award recognizing advancements in communications awarded by the Marconi Foundation.
  20. 20.  X is an Italian former football referee, widely considered to be the best referee of his generation, named FIFA's "Best referee of the Year" six consecutive times.  He refereed the 1999 UEFAChampions League Final between Bayern Munich and Manchester United; he cited this as his most memorable game because of the cheers at the end, which he described as 'lions' roar'. In 2002, X reached the pinnacle of his career when he was chosen for theWorldCup final between Brazil andGermany.  Around 1990, X contracted a severe form of alopecia, resulting in the permanent loss of all his facial hair, giving him his distinctive bald appearance and earning the nickname Kojak.
  21. 21.  Pierluigi Collina
  22. 22.  X has written and illustrated about twenty books, mostly for children. His art has also been featured on the covers of an edition of C. S. Lewis' series TheChronicles of Narnia published by HarperCollins in 1994.  His books often depict fantastic, uncontrolled events and utilize sometimes brutal irony.X breaks out of the comfortable world of children literature to explore the darker side of human nature.  Other literary themes include dreams, the environment, and items with lives of their own.  X’s drawings are particularly notable for their use of perspective. In many cases the illustrations are drawn from a child's eye height. This viewpoint likely appeals to children because it conveys the world as they see it. It may also appeal to adults because they may (unconsciously) perceive the world as they did when they were children.
  23. 23.  ChrisVanAllsburg, author of children’s books like Jumanji, Zathura and Polar Express,.
  24. 24.  The XY is said to be a species of the general 'politicalY.‘ A XY occurs when a politicalY reveals some truth that a politician did not intend to admit.The term comes from journalist Michael X, who said, "AY is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."  Propensity to concentrate on so-called ‘Y‘s in campaigns has been criticized as a journalistic device that can lead to distraction from real issues.
  25. 25.  Kinsley Gaffe
  26. 26.  X is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description. The source of the name is based on magicians' illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear by tricking the audience using various methods. The expression may have a connotation of virtuosity or cleverness in carrying out such a deception.  In the field of computer programming, it is used to describe a program or functionality that does not yet exist, but appears as though it does.This is often done to demonstrate what a resulting project will function/look like after the code is complete — at a trade show, for example.  This is also the name of many songs, one of which was aptly used to start off the second season of an immensely popular show,Y.  ID X andY.
  27. 27.  X – Smoke and Mirrors  Y – Suits
  28. 28.  In July 2013,X vanished on Google maps due to a technical glitch.When contacted, a Google spokeswoman apologised for the error and assured islanders that their engineers were working on the issue.  The missing island even prompted Scotland Secretary for Education Mike Russell to voice his opinion on the issue, brandingGoogle’s response “disappointing.”  X, in the Inner Hebrides, measures 31 miles long and with its highest point at 785 metres.  However, X is remembered for something else entirely.What?
  29. 29.  Randolph Blake won the Ig Nobel Prize for his research on why this sound is so unpleasant. To quote him, "It turns out the sound waves associated with primate warning cries, particularly chimpanzee warning cries, are remarkably similar in appearance to the aversive, middle frequency sound waves produced by X”
  30. 30. 6 questions, scoring 2n+5
  31. 31.  What is happening in the picture?
  32. 32.  After forming a cricket club in October and subsequently a national cricket team, X challengedY, with whom they have had rather frosty relations since 1534, to a cricket match.  The X side will be coached by Brother K.M. Joseph, an Indian who trained a number of future test players while they were at schools run by his Order.  They will wear the official colours of their country - yellow and white.  The idea for a X cricket club was the brainchild of John McCarthy, Australia's ambassador to X.  While a date is yet to be decided, the match will take place in London at Lord's, the home of cricket.
  33. 33.  X is called FiveTreasures of Snow after its five high peaks, was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.They stopped short of the summit as per the promise given to the Maharaja of ____ that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. Every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit has followed this tradition.  The area around X is said to be home to the “X Demon", a type of yeti or rakshasa.A geological expedition in 1925 spotted a bipedal creature which they asked the locals about, who referred to it as the “X Demon”.  For generations, there have been legends recounted by the inhabitants of the areas surrounding Mount X that there is a valley of immortality hidden on its slopes.These stories are well known to both the original inhabitants of the area and those of theTibetan Buddhist cultural tradition.  InTibetan, this valley is known as Beyul Demoshong. In 1962 aTibetan Lama by the name ofTulshuk Lingpa led over 300 followers into the high snow slopes of X to ‘open the way’ to Beyul Demoshong.
  34. 34.  A X or nevus flammeus is almost always a birthmark. It is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin).Studies have recorded an incidence of 3-5 cases per 1000 newborn babies.  The prominent crimson X birthmark onY’s forehead was the source of much attention from critics and cartoonists. Though some suggested that he might have the mark surgically removed,Y opted not to, as once he was publicly known to have the mark, he believed it would be perceived as his being more concerned with his appearance than other more important issues. In officially printed photographic portraits (such portraits were printed for mass distribution in 1980s) the mark was photographically removed.
  35. 35.  Excerpt from a news article “X contacted her publishers and asked for 12 copies of her new novel to go to various people.These people were either royalty, members of her family and friends. But just one copy went to a friend and that was AnneSharp, who was the governess at the school of X’s niece Fanny Knight. It is not known what happened to the 11 other books and this is the only one of the 12 to come on the market beforeX wasn’t a celebrity or personality so there was little need for her to sign copies of her work.”  In 2012,X’s novelY was expected to sell for a whopping 200,000 pounds at an auction in London.X andY?
  36. 36.  What is happening in the picture?
  37. 37.  Indira Gandhi donates last bit of her jewellery to the National Defence Fund during the China war.
  38. 38.  After forming a cricket club in October and subsequently a national cricket team, X challengedY, with whom they have had rather frosty relations since 1534, to a cricket match.  The X side will be coached by Brother K.M. Joseph, an Indian who trained a number of future test players while they were at schools run by his Order.  They will wear the official colours of their country - yellow and white.  The idea for a X cricket club was the brainchild of John McCarthy, Australia's ambassador to X.  While a date is yet to be decided, the match will take place in London at Lord's, the home of cricket.
  39. 39.  X-Vatican City,Y-The Church of England
  40. 40.  X is called FiveTreasures of Snow after its five high peaks, was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.They stopped short of the summit as per the promise given to the Maharaja of ____ that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. Every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit has followed this tradition.  The area around X is said to be home to the “X Demon", a type of yeti or rakshasa.A geological expedition in 1925 spotted a bipedal creature which they asked the locals about, who referred to it as the “X Demon”.  For generations, there have been legends recounted by the inhabitants of the areas surrounding Mount X that there is a valley of immortality hidden on its slopes.These stories are well known to both the original inhabitants of the area and those of theTibetan Buddhist cultural tradition.  InTibetan, this valley is known as Beyul Demoshong. In 1962 aTibetan Lama by the name ofTulshuk Lingpa led over 300 followers into the high snow slopes of X to ‘open the way’ to Beyul Demoshong.
  41. 41.  A X or nevus flammeus is almost always a birthmark. It is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin).Studies have recorded an incidence of 3-5 cases per 1000 newborn babies.  The prominent crimson X birthmark onY’s forehead was the source of much attention from critics and cartoonists. Though some suggested that he might have the mark surgically removed,Y opted not to, as once he was publicly known to have the mark, he believed it would be perceived as his being more concerned with his appearance than other more important issues. In officially printed photographic portraits (such portraits were printed for mass distribution in 1980s) the mark was photographically removed.
  42. 42.  Excerpt from a news article “X contacted her publishers and asked for 12 copies of her new novel to go to various people.These people were either royalty, members of her family and friends. But just one copy went to a friend and that was AnneSharp, who was the governess at the school of X’s niece Fanny Knight. It is not known what happened to the 11 other books and this is the only one of the 12 to come on the market beforeX wasn’t a celebrity or personality so there was little need for her to sign copies of her work.”  In 2012,X’s novelY was expected to sell for a whopping 200,000 pounds at an auction in London.X andY?
  43. 43.  X was an SS-borne, state-supported, registered association in Nazi Germany with the intention of raising the birth rate of "Aryan" children from extramarital relations of "racially pure and healthy" parents on the basis of Nazi racial hygiene and health ideology. X aimed to do this by encouraging anonymous births and mediating adoption to likewise "racially pure and healthy" parents, particularly families of SS-members.  Initially set up in Germany in 1935, the Nazis started to kidnap children from foreign countries including Russia, Ukraine, Czech, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, but mainly fromYugoslavia and Poland for the X program in 1939.  They started to do this because "It is our duty to take [the children] with us to remove them from their environment... either we win over any good blood that we can use for ourselves and give it a place in our people or we destroy this blood" as stated by Himmler
  44. 44. Anticlockwise
  45. 45.  The Apkallu or Abgal are similar to X, a group from Hindu mythology in many ways. In their mythology, they are demigods who are said to have been created by the god Enki to establish culture and give civilization to mankind.They served as priests of Enki and as advisors to the earliest "kings" or rulers of Sumer before the great flood.They are credited with giving mankind the Me (moral code), the crafts, and the arts.  They were seen as fish-like men who emerged from the sweet waterAbzu.They are commonly represented as having the lower torso of a fish or dressed as a fish. This is again a striking similarity with X, who were rescued by Matsya at the time of the great deluge.  X and the associated mythology for Apkallu or Abgal(Both are slightly different, but related)
  46. 46.  X – Saptarishi  Mythlogy – Akkadian or Sumerian (Both are acceptable answers)
  47. 47.  The _______ genocide or _______ Holocaust, also known as the X, was the attempt made by Nazi Germany and its allies to exterminate the ______ people of Europe duringWorldWar II. Under Hitler's rule, both _____ and Jews were defined as "enemies of the race-based state" by the Nuremberg laws; the two groups were targeted by similar policies and persecution, culminating in the near annihilation of both populations within Nazi-occupied countries. Estimates of the death toll of ________ inWorldWar II range from 220,000 to 1,500,000.WestGermany formally recognised the genocide of the ______ in 1982.  Linguistically, the term X is composed of the verb root ______- and the abstract-forming nominal ending -imos. For the verb itself, the most commonly given meaning is "to open/stretch wide" or "to rip open", whereas the meaning "to open up the mouth, devour" occurs in fewer varieties.
  48. 48.  X- Porajmos
  49. 49.  During the era that we talk about, the cinema industry was still considered a low profession – and not necessarily just for women. X who’d delivered his first big hit with Rattan had just become Hindi film’s blue-eyed boy.  But his parents – who were very keen to get their son married – figured that there was no chance of getting a good match if they let on that he was in the cinema industry.When they eventually found a good bride and fixed up the wedding, they informed X: “We’ve told the girl’s parents that you’re a tailor. If they knew you worked in the pictures, they’d never allow the marriage.” So X got married, posing as a tailor – and, ironically enough, found that the wedding band along with the baaraat was playing hit songs from the movie- Rattan!
  50. 50.  Naushad
  51. 51.  __________ is anAmerican and English expression used to describe a person who gives a gift (literal or figurative) and later wants it back, or something equivalent in return.  The phrase originated when Europeans first encountered Native Americans in the 15th century. Europeans thought they were receiving gifts from NativeAmericans, while the NativeAmericans believed they were engaged in bartering (as they practised reversible bartering); this resulted in the NativeAmericans finding European behaviour ungenerous and insulting.  The phrase was first noted in 1765 byThomas Hutchinson, which suggested a simple exchange of gifts. In 1860, however, it was found that the phrase was being used by children in NewYork to mean "one who gives a present and then takes it back." 
  52. 52.  Indian Givers
  53. 53.  There are many references to X in the sacred writings of the Baha’i’ faith, where she enjoys an exalted status as a heroine of faith and the "archetypal woman of all cycles".Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, said that she was "the channel of confirmation" who "re-established the faith of the apostles" and was "a light of nearness in his kingdom”. Abdu'l-Bahá considered her to be the supreme example of how women are completely equal with men in the sight of God and can at times even exceed men in holiness and greatness.Which saint, whose feast day is celebrated on the 22nd of July?
  54. 54.  St. Mary Magdalene. Mary of Magdala
  55. 55.  March 2013,The Guardian  "According to the publishers, the new novel would "be faithful to the history and personality of X's characters but by shining a different light on them will also show how robust, durable and lovable these creations are".The adventures – and attempts to avoid the perils of matrimony - have enchanted readers ever since X first introduced them in a short story in 1915.They went on to star in many more novels and stories, culminating in 1974, written shortly before his death, when the author was well into his nineties.  Y, a lifelong fan of X, reading his first _____ story when he was 12 and recently rereading much of the author's work while travelling in India, was the "perfect person" to continue the adventures , said the publisher."  Y wrote the sequel to X's work and it was published in 2014.  IDY and the title of the book he wrote.
  56. 56.  Y: Sebastian Faulks  Book: Jeeves and the wedding bells
  57. 57.  Xs were the temple dancers or devadasis of the JagannathTemple at Puri and the dance takes its name after them.According to legend, Lord Jagannath enjoys the X dance recital before retiring to bed at night and the dancers performed the dance for his satisfaction.The maharis were given grants of land for their sustenance and they in turn behaved as the deity's spouse, singing and dancing the Gita Govinda of Jayadeva to please him.The term X stands for “mohalla ki nari” meaning a lady of the world and since the X devadasis are married to Jagannath, he represents to them the world.  Following the abolition of the devadasi system, the dance has been discontinued at the JagannathTemple but is now performed on stage at many venues.The X dance spurred the development of both Odissi and the Gotipua dance forms of Odisha.
  58. 58.  Mahari
  59. 59.  X is a 2002 film directed by David DeCoteau, Starring Jeff Branson, Louise Lasser andWilliam Gregory Lee.  Plot Summary: On the advice of a bartender familiar with the _________ crowd, Jeff applies to the ________ Brothers brokerage firm for his dream job as a stock broker. He is forced to abandon his love and values for cunning and instinct. After a change of heart, he finds that leaving the brotherhood is harder than joining.  The name X is very similar to a 2014 release.  What is X all about?
  60. 60.  Wolves of wall street
  61. 61.  X, whose last cinema outing was 2008'sWoodstockVilla, admits he didn't set out trying to tellY's story.The idea initially was to make a story on the larger canvas of terrorism, withY as a passing reference.After a brief meeting withY in 2008, the director had an impression of him "as a guy who was in a hurry". Mehta claimsY even discouraged him from making a film on "hopeless guys" — a term he reportedly used for those entangled in the web of terrorism. But the shocking death ofY, inside his office in ____, made him change his mind.  However, as X avers, "Y was not an easy guy to make a film on, and this was not an easy film to shoot". It took two years of research and a dozen drafts before X was confident to roll.The director says he tried to keep the focus onY's "personal story" and, despiteY's death, believes his film is "a journey of hope". ID X andY.
  62. 62.  X: Hansal Mehta  Y: Shahid Azmi
  63. 63.  Pope Innocent I (401-417) & Pope Anastasius I (399-401)  Pope Silverius (536-537) & Pope Hormisdas (514-523)  Pope Sergius III (904-911) & John XI (931-935)
  64. 64.  The only father-son pairs to become Popes
  65. 65. “Ever since X revealed on her 20th anniversary program Monday that I was the person who first suggested she go into syndication, I have been flooded with requests for interviews. Yes, it is true, I persuadedX to become the most successful and famous woman in the world. I was also the person who suggested that Jerry Springer not go into syndication, for which I have received too little credit. All of these years I have maintained a discreet silence about my role as X's adviser, but now that she has spilled the beans, the time is right to tell the whole story.” Excerpt from whose blog?
  66. 66.  X – Oprah Winfrey  Roger Ebert
  67. 67. The X, which spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.The dynasty ruled across the Mediterranean coast of Africa and ultimately made Egypt its centre. At its height, X included in addition to Egypt varying areas of the Maghreb, Sudan, Sicily, the Levant, and Hijaz. The X were descended fromY, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad, according to X claims. In 909, X established theTunisian city of Mahdia as their capital. In 948 they shifted their capital to Al-Mansuriya. In 969 they conquered Egypt and built the city of Cairo, which became the capital of the X, and Egypt became the political, cultural, and religious centre of the state. In 909 X established theTunisian city of Mahdia as their capital. In 948 they shifted their capital to Al-Mansuriya. In 969 they conquered Egypt and built the city of Cairo, which became the capital of the caliphate, and Egypt became the political, cultural, and religious centre of the state. X? <Image on next slide>.
  68. 68. The Fatimid Caliphate
  69. 69.  X was initially started after it was concluded thatY is not ever going to support Nokia N9 (I was one of the people who signed a petition to bring support to it). As a result, a community application emerged under the name “Z", allowing N9 and N950 users to utilize basic features ofY service. Because Z was open source, it quickly developed by the awesome community work to become the world's first full fledged unofficialY client, connecting more than 200,000 N9 users to the service.  Z was awarded Hack of the Month at Berlin Hack andTell June 2012, and was one of the winners in Qt Project's app contest in LinuxTag 2012.  Z for BB10 became an interest whenY initially stated they have no plans to support the platform. So it was decided to port Z to BB10, though not under the name Z, but X. Main reason for this change was because of the existence of another chat application which already holds the name Z . The reason is that the name “X" serves more the new aim of the project.

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