The General Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014


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The General Quiz (Prelims) at the NSIT Quiz Fest 2014, conducted by the NSIT Quiz Club from 21st-23rd Feb.

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The General Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

  1. 1. The NSITQuiz Fest 2014
  2. 2.  25 Questions, 5 star marked questions.  The star marks will be used to break ties, in case of any.  Let the games begin!
  3. 3.  On "The X Show,"Y gave X a signed Hofner bass as a present for X's 55th birthday.  X asked if it was OK to ask about _____.  Y: "I like _____.They were a good ____."Y then tells the story that theZ was originally called 'Everest.' He says, "It was a cheap approach." He explained that what they went for was cheaper than going to Mount Everest .
  4. 4.  X-Howard stern Y- Paul McCartney Z-Abbey road
  5. 5.  X is manufactured by Spectrum Brands. Promoted by former boxing champion _______________, over 100 million Xs have been sold worldwide since it’s inception in 1994.  X was invented by Luke Redhead and Robert Johnson. ____________ influenced its design.The connection between the boxer and X came about soon after ____________’s comeback in 1994 at the age of 45 when he regained the heavyweight world championship. He was well known for eating two reduced-fat hamburgers before every match, which made him a good candidate for spokesperson forX.  X was promoted with distinctive infomercials which featured __________.A combination of his affable personality and the unique characteristics of the product made it an instant success.
  6. 6.  George Foreman Grill, aka the Lean Mean Fat-ReducingGrilling Machine
  7. 7.  In 2013, BBC revealed plans for a 2,500-hour season on X from 2014 onwards, echoing the time frame of the X itself.  Among them will be two majorTV dramas on BBC One: The Ark will take viewers into the lives of the medics and their patients at a fictional hospital in France; while The Passing Bells tells the story of X through the eyes of two very ordinary young men.  On BBCTwo, Ian McDiarmid will star in 37 Days, which will explore the politics behind the build-up to X.  The season will also include programming about poetry, paintings and music, as well as programmes by eminent historians including Sir Max Hastings,Christopher Clark and Niall Ferguson, tackling some of the biggest debates about X.
  8. 8.  WorldWar I
  9. 9.  The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in theThird World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world.The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.  What is the ideology?
  10. 10.  Neo-luddite
  11. 11.  Behavioral endocrinologist Frank A. Beach first mentioned the term “X effect" in publication in 1955, crediting one of his students with suggesting the term at a psychology conference. He attributed the neologism to an old joke about X when he was President: The President and Mrs. X were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm.When [Mrs. X] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. X said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, President asked, "Same hen every time?"The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time." President: "Tell that to Mrs. X."
  12. 12.  Coolidge effect, named after Calvin Coolidge
  13. 13.  X originally started out as two separate companies; Ha Dong- hwan Motor Workshop (established in 1954) and Dongbang Motor Co (established in 1962) which merged into one company. In 1964, they started building jeeps for the US Army as well as trucks and buses. Beginning in 1976, they started producing produced a variety of special purpose vehicles. It was taken over by X Business Group in 1986 and changed its name to X motors.  X has been owned by Daewoo motors and Chinese automobile manufacturer SAIC in the past. A 70% share of X was acquired by an Indian company in February 2011.  The name X means double dragons.
  14. 14.  SsyangYong Motors, owned by Mahindra and Mahindra.
  15. 15.  The X were probably not any more destructive than other invaders of ancient times, but writers who idealized Rome often blamed them for its destruction.The termY(with a spelling slightly different than the one we se today) was coined in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, bishop of Blois, to describe the destruction of artwork following the French Revolution.The term was quickly adopted across Europe.This new use of the term was important in colouring the perception of the X from later Late Antiquity, popularizing the pre-existing idea that they were a barbaric group with a taste for destruction.  The modern termY stems from the X‘s reputation as the barbarian people which sacked and looted of Rome inAD 455.  Y?
  16. 16.  X –Vandals  Y –Vandalism
  17. 17.  X is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. X initially made brief appearances in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) andCaptain Marvel #17 (November 2013) before making her full debut inAll-New Marvel NOW! Point-One #1 (January 2014). X began headlining the third volume of Ms. Marvel in February 2014.  Within the Marvel Universe, X is a teenage PakistaniAmerican from New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities, who discovers that she has Inhuman heritage in the aftermath of the "Inhumanity" storyline and assumes the codename Ms. Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers.  Muaaz Khan ofThe Guardian compared X toY and indicated that the rest of entertainment industry should follow Marvel's example.  X andY, please.
  18. 18. X – Kamala Khan Y – MalalaYousafzai
  19. 19.  In Greek mythology, X was held to be the superlative _________ among his brethren. X was notable throughout Greek mythology for his kourotrophic (bringer up of boys) nature. His personal skills tend to match those of Apollo, his foster father (sometimes along with Artemis); medicine, music, archery, hunting, prophecy.  According to an archaic myth he was sired byY when he had taken the form of a *Different blank* and impregnated the nymph Philyra. X's lineage was different from other _______s, who were born of sun and raincloud.  X andY, please.
  20. 20.  X – Chiron  Y – Kronus
  21. 21.  Grace Collington is the oldest-living co-star of Charlie Chaplin. She was the “victim” of an “accident” in Nov. last year.  Who was the cause of the accident? Give funda.  <Video on next slide>
  22. 22.  <Video>
  23. 23.  Sacha Baron Cohen
  24. 24.  The term X was coined by J. R. R.Tolkien. It is used today to mean language construction, particularly construction of artistic languages.  X comes from the Latin words for “language” and “making”.  Tolkien's X has two temporal dimensions: the internal (fictional) timeline of events described in the Silmarillion and other writings, and the external timeline ofTolkien's own life during which he continually revised and refined his languages and their fictional history.  X wasTolkien's hobby for most of his life. At a little over thirteen he helped construct a sound substitution cypher known as Nevbosh, 'new nonsense', which grew to include some elements of actual invented language.
  25. 25.  Glossopoiea, from “Glosso”and “poieia”
  26. 26. X is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the NewYear at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.The international Boy Scout youth movement, in many countries, uses it as a close to jaborees and other functions. In India and Bangladesh, the melody was the direct inspiration for the popular Bengali song "Purano shei diner kotha" (Memories of the Good Old Days) composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and forms one of the more recognisable tunes in Rabindra Sangeet (Rabindra's Songs), a body of work of 2,230 songs and lyrical poems that form the backbone of Bengali music. ID X.
  27. 27.  Auld Lang Syne
  28. 28.  In order to avoid confusion with the London punk band Warsaw Pakt, the band renamed themselves from Warsaw to X in late 1977, borrowing their new name from the prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the 1955 novella House of Dolls by Israeli author and Holocaust survivor Ka-tzetnik 135633. X?
  29. 29.  Joy Division
  30. 30. As a high school student, he/she wrote this research paper: “A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar. The other paper on which X is listed as the coauthor (again as _______ Hershlag) was from 2001, and is titled, “Frontal Lobe Activation during Object Permanence: Data from Near- Infrared Spectroscopy.” Which academic-oriented person are we talking about?
  31. 31.  Natali portman
  32. 32.  X served as the first Finance minister of Pakistan from 15 August 1947 until being elevated as Governor-General in 19 October 1951.  Prior to the assassination of Prime minister LiaquatAli Khan, X was appointed as third Governor-General by Prime minister Khwaja Nazimuddin, who was dismissed by X in matter of two months.  He is held responsible for launching anti-communist campaigns in East- Pakistan and brought forward the role of the PakistanArmed Forces in national politics.  He notably dissolved the Parliament after concluding that his powers were being threatened and keenly devalued democratic norms in the country. X left the office in extremely poor health in 1955 and died in his native city the following year.
  33. 33. Ghulam Muhammad
  34. 34. A really bad spoof of what?
  35. 35. KobeVs Messi –Turkish Airlines commercial
  36. 36.  In April 2013, it was announced that X was working on a Napoleon scriptThatY wrote in 1961 and abandoned in the seventies. X told a FrenchTV station that he's developing the project as a miniseries.  In 1971,Y said of the biopic, "It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made."  X made A.I. afterY passed over the reins, so it wont be the first time that X takes over an abandonedY project.
  37. 37.  X-Steven Speilberg,Y-Stanley Kubrick
  38. 38.  Official experiment results on the __________ were first published by Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School, Daniel Mochon ofYale University, and DanAriely of Duke University in 2011.  Their experiments demonstrate that self-assembly impacts the evaluation of a product by its consumers.The experiment result suggests that when people use their own labor to construct a particular product, they value it more than if they didn't put any effort into its creation, even if it is done poorly.  FITB
  39. 39.  Ikea effect
  40. 40.  This is a Simpson’s image parodying what?  <Bigger image on next slide>
  41. 41.  Swearing in of Lyndon B Johnson after the John F Kennedy assassination.
  42. 42.  What has been blanked out? (ie, the hashtag)
  43. 43.  #Keepfightingmichael  (funda, ie, message of support for Michael Schumacher, will do)
  44. 44. What does this depict?
  45. 45. This the financial district,Wall Street in 1660 then called “deWaal” Street by the Dutch settlers.
  46. 46.  X is an accomplished dancer in Salsa and Classical Indian dance. She actively participated in plays and amateur theatre while attending college. Later she joined the Elite Model Management and modeled for two-and-half years. X was featured in several television and print advertisements endorsing products such asWrigley's Chewing Gum, Škoda,Vodafone India,Airtel,Visa, E-Bay and DeBeers.She continued to model for four years and appeared in runway shows and magazine covers including Femina and FNL.X joined an acting course at "The Barry John's Acting Studio" inAndheri, Mumbai where she was trained by theatre director Barry John.  X?
  47. 47.  Freida Pinto
  48. 48. Give the entire title of this sports tutorial.
  49. 49.  He had overheard the phrase "as queer as aX" in a London pub in 1945 and assumed it was a Cockney expression. He also explained the title in response to a question fromWilliam Everson on the television program, CameraThree in 1972, "Well, the title has a very different meaning but only to a particular generation of London Cockneys. It's a phrase which I heard many years ago and so fell in love with, I wanted to use it, the title of the book. But the phrase itself I did not make up.The phrase "as queer as a XY" is good old East London slang and it didn't seem to me necessary to explain it. Now, obviously, I have to give it an extra meaning. I've implied an extra dimension…” However, no other record of the expression being used before 1962 has ever appeared. KingsleyAmis notes in his Memoirs (1991) that no trace of it appears in Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Historical Slang.  His second explanation was that it was a pun on the Malay word meaning "man." The novel contains no other Malay words or links.  X, please.
  50. 50.  XY – Clockwork Orange