The Lone Wolf Quiz - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014


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  1. 1. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy Name: Organisation: LONE WOLF QUIZ 1. The President of a certain republic X, is also the democratically elected monarch of another nation Y. Give X and Y. 2. The conception of Heaven in this religion includes a beer volcano and a stripper factory. Their Hell is similar, except that the beer is stale and the strippers have sexually transmitted diseases. Which religion? 3. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux Distro, posted the first bug in Ubuntu’s bug tracker in 2004. What was it? (Hint: Think beyond Ubuntu) 4. Which church has Stupidity, Pretentiousness, Solipsism, Self-deceit, Herd Conformity, Lack of Perspective, Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies, Counterproductive Pride, Lack of Aesthetics listed as the 9 worst sins? 5. Originally in Greek this word means bad star, as the ancients would blame its occurrence on planetary positions. Which word? 6. Which word meaning “the place where we get naked” now describes a place of learning and a place of building endurance? 7. Ancient Greek doctors seeing many female patients complaining of stomach pains, and not being able to find the source, theorized that it was the uterus moving in her body. The word for the diagnosis itself means "wandering uterus". Which word? 8. Which drink originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo? 9. Dr. Seuss created virulently racist propaganda during WWII against the Japanese. Which book did he write as a heartfelt apology? 10. Sony lost the first generation of the video format wars because it did not support a certain industry. It very reluctantly gave them support in the second generation. Which industry? 11. The word is derived from the name of the Scholastic theologian and philosopher John Duns Scotus, also referred to as Doctor Subtillis, or "Subtle Doctor", whose works on logic, theology and philosophy were accepted textbooks in the universities from the 14th century. His followers (called Xs) were mocked by Protestants in the 16th century and X is now a derogatory term. X?
  2. 2. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 12. In 1880 Captain Charles X was managing land in Ireland when poor harvests struck. The lord whose lands he was managing offered to reduce the rents of his tenants, but the offer was unsatisfactory. The tenants then refused to have anything to do with Captain X. The lands were left untended, shops would not sell to his family, and post was not delivered to his house. Supplies were shipped to the estate from England since no one would deal with him in Ireland. In the end the protest was successful and X’s name became synonymous with targeted ostracism. X? 13. Two stories exist. The first is that early followers of George Fox were so taken with religious mania that they shook, or X-d, while they preached. The other supposed origin of the term comes from Fox’s autobiography. Charged with blasphemy for his new theology Fox was taken before the magistrates. Fox was defiant and “bade them tremble at the word of the Lord.” One of the magistrates retorted that the only person to X in the court was Fox himself. X-r? 14. During the Seven Years War the state of French finances became parlous. The finance minister of the time was Etienne de X who, to save the French economy was forced to put in place harsh measures to raise funds. The nobility and clergy who were normally not called on to pay taxes but X levied taxes on various luxuries which hit the wealthy. Because of this he was ridiculed and forced from his position. His name became attached to anything seen as cheap. Which term did this give rise to (X?)? 15. The origin of the word X is in its derivation from the medieval word – (X with a slightly different spelling) meaning ball of thread. This may not be of much help unless you read up on Classical mythology. The hero Theseus was given a ball of thread to help him find his way out of the labyrinth of Minos. By following the trail of thread he left behind him he was able to navigate his way to the exit. X? 16. Before the invention of guttering roofs were made with wide Xs or overhangs, so that rain water would fall away from the house to stop the walls and foundations being damaged. This area was known as the XY. The large overhang gave good cover for those who wished to lurk in shadows. This gave rise to a despicable term XY. XY? 17. Although Xs are a Madagascar mammal, the word X actually comes from modern Latin: the root word referred to “spirits of the dead” in Roman mythology. (The animal X was named this because of the ghostly appearance of its face.). X? 18. The Greeks and Romans used the term as they encountered scores of different foreign cultures, including the Egyptians, Persians, Medes, Celts, Germanic peoples, Phoenicians and Carthaginians. In fact, it became a common term to refer to all foreigners. The term takes its root from a babbling sound (Which to them was anything that wasn’t Greek). Which term?
  3. 3. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 19. Which eponymous term refers to anecdotal failure of technical equipment in the presence of certain people? 20. The first Rickroll was posted in 4chan’s video games message board in 2007. What was the link disguised as? 21. The font X was created for (but not used in) in Y, a 1995 Microsoft product that was quickly discontinued for being a spectacular failure. The font is still popular - although highly reviled - today. Give X and Y. 22. After the war, squads of militant Jews spread over Europe attempted to track down and execute SS officers in hiding. A Lithuanian Jew named Abba Kovner (1918-1987) formed the _________, a group of former ghetto fighters and partisans. They sought revenge not just against the Nazis but the entire German nation. 23. Originating in Ancient Bengal, for millennia, this fabric was considered one of the finest luxury textiles, and adorned royalty and nobility across Asia. In antiquity, its trade stretched from the Roman Empire to China. During British colonial rule in Bengal, the industry was ruthlessly suppressed by various colonial policies, which favored imports of industrially manufactured textiles from Britain. In 2013, the traditional art of weaving the fabric in Bengal was declared by UNESCO as a masterpiece of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Which fabric? 24. George Crum, a half black, half Native American cook was once trying to please an unhappy customer. The customer complained his _______ slices were too thick. He sliced the ________ very thin, fried them until crisp and seasoned them with extra salt. The customer loved them. This lead to the birth of ________ ____. (The long blanks are the same word.) 25. What describes both a symbol of Alfa Romeos and a highway interchange design? *** 26. This command line based text editor is notorious for its learning curve. A developer tweeted “I’ve been using ___ for about 2 years now, mostly because I can’t figure out how to exit it”. Richard Stallman refers it to the editor of the beast, ___ being related to 666, the number of the beast. 27. The Football Association of Greenland is not a FIFA member, and neither of its confederations are hence it cannot take part in any of the tournaments conducted by FIFA. Greenland can never become a part of FIFA either because it doesn't meet a particular regulation. What regulation does it not meet? /*
  4. 4. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 28. XY is Z’s arch enemy. X translates into King of Darkness. XY is 6000 years old and is believed to be the source of all evil in this world. His source of strength is one half of the Shakti Punj and the evil deeds committed by people in the world.ID XY and Z. 29. _______ _______ outfit was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The costume is very popular in Japan, where it has lost its original meaning and means sexiness in general. 30. The __________ Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after the Soviet scientist and dissident ______ ______, was established in December 1988 by the European Parliament as a means to honor individuals or organisations who have dedicated their lives to the defense of human rights and freedom of thought. FITB. 31. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 prohibits the embedding of non-food items completely enclosed inside food items, unless the non-edible part has a functioning value. Which German chocolate is banned in the US because of this act? 32. ____ is a common name given to 70 insect species. They are mostly nocturnal and flightless. It is also the name of a company that was created to support the effects for the 1994 movie Heavenly Creatures. Give the name of the company. 33. Andhra State was a state in India created on October 1, 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State. It was merged with the Telugu speaking portion of Hyderabad due to the States Reorganization Act of 1956. What was the capital of Andhra State? 34. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke were unsure about how best to depict the aliens in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. ______ gave the solution: don’t show them at all. FITB. 35. What are Max Muller Bhavans known as in other countries?*** 36. Charles John Joughin, the chief baker aboard the RMS Titanic, was the last survivor to leave the RMS Titanic. He survived the ship's sinking, and became notable for having survived in the freezing water for over two hours before being pulled onto the overturned Collapsible B lifeboat with virtually no ill effects. How, according to him, did he survive? 37. Speedo launched a patented swimsuit in 2008 so advanced, it broke 23 of 25 world records and was banned as being classed as "technological doping". What was its name?
  5. 5. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 38. X was an Indian military unit raised during World War II in Germany. The initial recruits were Indian student volunteers resident in Germany at the time, and a handful from the Indian POWs captured by Erwin Rommel during his North Africa Campaign. The majority of the troops of the X were only ever stationed in Europe – mostly in non-combat duties – from the Netherlands, to Atlantic Wall duties in France until the Allied invasion of France. Give X. 39. Three of these fell due to earthquakes, two due to fires, one probably never even existed, and only one stands today. What am I talking about? 40. X was the name of the program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment, after creating false political biographies for them, by the United States in the aftermath of World War II. It was conducted to to deny German scientific expertise and knowledge to the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom, as well as inhibiting post- war Germany from redeveloping its military research capabilities. Its name is a reference to a common stationary item. 41. What word is common to both the Roman military unit of 5400 men, and a “hacktivist” movement? 42. X refers to a South Korean form of business conglomerate. It is a compound word, formed from wealth or property + faction or clan. Samsung, Hyundai and LG are the largest of such conglomerates. 43. The _______ Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, whose name refers to the hollow, wooden, "Russian doll", or X doll, that opens to expose another doll that in turn opens to expose another doll, and so on. 44. X was the pseudonym of the Greek-French writer Maximiani Portas, a prominent proponent of animal rights, deep ecology and Nazism, who served the Axis cause during World War II by spying on Allied forces in India. She was a proponent of Hinduism and Nazism, synthesizing the two, proclaiming Adolf Hitler to have been sent by Providence, much like an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. 45. X is a Dravidian language spoken in central Balochistan in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is isolated from the nearest neighbour Dravidian population of South India by a distance of more than 1500 km. What language?
  6. 6. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 46. X was an American author of 27 novels. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 290 million and 500 million. They have been published in 33 languages and 40 countries. X also published books under pseudonyms. Prior to becoming an author, he was a theatrical actor. He once remarked: "I equate suspense and good theater in a very similar way. I think it's all suspense and what-happens-next. From that point of view, yes, I guess, I am theatrical." Who was X? 47. The X traces its history to 1855, when 5 stockbrokers would gather under trees in front of the city's Town Hall. The location of these meetings changed many times, as the number of brokers constantly increased. The group eventually moved to Y in 1874 and in 1875 became an official organization known as 'The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association'. 48. Connect George Abell, 210, Northern India v Army, 1934-35 Gundappa Viswanath, 230, Mysore v Andhra, 1966-67 Amol Mazumdar, 260, Bombay v Haryana, 1993-94 Anshuman Pandey, 209*, Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh, 1995-96 Manprit Juneja, Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, 2010/11 Jiwanjot Singh, Punjab v Hyderabad, 2012/13 Vijay Zol, Maharashtra v Tripura, 2013/14 49. The TV Week X Awards, better known as the X awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. Renamed by Graham Kennedy in 1960 after he won the first Star of the Year award, the name X awards honours the Scotsman who invented the television as a practical medium. The X awards are considered to be the Emmy Awards of Australian Television. Awards are given in many categories, but the most widely publicized award is the Gold X, which is awarded to the 'most popular personality on Australian television'. 50. The popularity of the song has led to curiosity about the origins of the saying and the identity of its language. Both the Spanish-like spelling used and an Italian-like form are first documented, in the 16th century, as an English heraldic motto. The saying has no history in Spain, Italy, or France, and in fact is ungrammatical in all three of these Romance languages. It is composed of Spanish or Italian words superimposed on English syntax. Early in the 17th century the saying begins to appear in the speech and thoughts of fictional characters as a spontaneous expression of a fatalistic attitude, always in an English-speaking context.
  7. 7. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 51. His name literally means "Ocean of Wisdom". He played as a wicket keeper for most of his career, and was an exciting but unorthodox right-handed batsman. He is the one of three Indian cricketers of the Ranji Trophy era to have played Test cricket before they appeared in a Ranji match, the others being Vivek Razdan and Parthiv Patel. He had the highest score for an Indian wicketkeeper until it was broken by Mahender Singh Dhoni recently. Who are we talking about? 52. In its heyday during the Gilded Age(1870s-early 1900s), X offered a wide array of social diversions as a summer resort to the wealthy and powerful, including archery, billiards, bowling, concerts, dancing, dining, horse shows, lawn bowling, reading, lawn tennis, tea parties, and theatricals. It was best known as the home of American lawn tennis; X hosted the 1881–1914 National Championships, later called the U.S. Open. By 1954 , the International Tennis Hall of Fame was established at X. It houses a museum and regularly plays host to exhibition tennis matches involving famous players. 53. X is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour, established in 1974. It offers the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf ($9.5 million since 2008). The field usually includes the top 50 golfers in the world rankings. While it is not officially considered one of the four major championships, X is often considered to be the "fifth major" by critics and players due to its prestige, the iconic TPC at Sawgrass stadium course at which the tournament has been played since 1982, and its considerably larger purse in comparison to any other PGA Tour event. 54. A Memoir of X is a biography of the novelist X published 50 years after X’s death, written by her nephew. A second edition was published which included previously unpublished X writings. A family project, the biography was written by her nephew but owed much to the recollections of X's many relatives. However, it was the decisions of her close friend and sister to destroy many of X's letters after her death that shaped the material available for the biography. 55. According to the travel magazine Travel + Leisure, X is the world's number six most visited tourist attraction, bringing in approximately 21,600,000 visitors annually. "There's not a better looking centenarian in the world." – said NYC Mayor Bloomberg when it completed it’s 100 years in February, 2013. Among other things it’s said that this place was used some time in history by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to reach directly into the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. 56. The shortened title of this 18th century magnum opus and one of the world's first collected descriptions of work in this field takes its name from the following passage: Isaiah 61:6 : “But ye shall be named the priests of Jehovah; men shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall eat X, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.” X is a 4-word title.
  8. 8. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 57. The name of this famous fictional character X has gained many popular uses in Western culture: one such use is as a description of a legendary figure, usually of underworld crime. In 2001, Time referred to Osama bin Laden as "a geopolitical X, an omnipresent menace whose very name invokes perils far beyond his capability” 58. The charisma of John F. Kennedy and his family led to the figurative designation of "__________" for his administration, credited by his wife. ___________ was a mythical castled city, said to be located in Great Britain. It was the center of the Kingdom of Logres. (Hint- It’s also the name of a historical-fantasy-drama television series co- produced by the Starz cable network and GK-TV) 59. “X-Y" is a model adopted by Integrated Electronics Corporation since 2007 to follow every microarchitectural change with a die shrink of the process technology. Every “X" is a shrinking of process technology of the previous microarchitecture (and sometimes introducing new instructions as with Broadwell) and every “Y" is a new microarchitecture. Every year to 18 months, there is expected to be one X or Y. 60. X was the first non-Briton to win the men's singles at Wimbledon. He won the men's singles twice, first in 1907 and again in 1914. He also won the doubles in each of those years with New Zealander Anthony Wilding, whom he beat in the 1914 singles Final. He was a major figure in establishing the ____________, which he won in 1911. X is considered to have been a World No. 1 player in the 1900s.In 1926 he became the first president of the Lawn Tennis Association of ________, a post he held for the next 28 years. Identify X.
  9. 9. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy Answers 1. President of France, Co-Prince of Andorra 2. Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, FSM, Pastafarian 3. Microsoft has majority market-share 4. Church of Satan 5. Disaster 6. Gymnasium 7. Hysteria 8. Fanta 9. Horton Hears a Who! 10. Porn 11. Dunce 12. Boycott 13. Quaker 14. Silhouette 15. Clue 16. Evesdropping 17. s 18. Barbarian 19. s 20. Trailer of GTA 4 21. Comic Sans MS, Microsoft BOB 22. Avengers 23. Muslin 24. Potato chips 25. Cloverleaf 26. Vi or Vim 27. Grass does not grow naturally in Greenland 28. Tamraaj Kilvish and Shaktimaan 29. Playboy bunny 30. Andrei Sakharov 31. Kinder Suprise 32. Weta Digital 33. Kurnool 34. Carl Sagan 35. Goethe Instituts 36. He drank a shitload of alcohol 37. LZR Racer 38. Indische Legion 39. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  10. 10. The NSIT Quiz Fest ‘14 The NSIT Quiz Fest ’14 Mahavir Jain Academy 40. Operation Paperclip 41. Legion 42. Chaebol 43. Matroska 44. Savitri Devi Mukherji 45. Brahui 46. Robert Ludlum 47. X - Bombay Stock Exchange, Y - Dalal Street 48. Budhi Kunderan 49. Logie 50. Que sera sera 51. Budhi Kunderan 52. Newport Casino 53. The Player’s Championship 54. Jane Austen 55. The Grand Central Station 56. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith 57. Keyser Soze 58. Camelot 59. Tick tock 60. Norman Brookes