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Quiz prelims

  1. 1. Illuminati
  2. 2. Q1. Q1. The term was coined in 1914 by Friedrich von Wieser in his book "Theorie der gesellschaftlichen Wirtschaft". However, there have been many predecessors: Benjamin Franklin described the concept as "time is money" in his Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One (1748), quoted by Max Weber in his The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905): “Remember, that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a day by his labor, and goes abroad, or sits idle, one half of that day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or idleness, ought not to reckon that the only expense; he has really spent, or rather thrown away, five shillings besides. … Remember, that money is the prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six, turned again is seven and threepence, and so on, till it becomes a hundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that kills a breeding sow, destroys all her offspring to the thousandth generation. He
  3. 3. Q2.
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  5. 5. Q4. On july 5 1946 what costume was designed by french automotive engineer Loius Reard and why did he call it so?
  6. 6. Q5._______________ is an internationaldoughnut and coffee retailer founded in1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts byWilliam Rosenberg. It is nowheadquartered in Canton,Massachusetts. Despite originallyfocusing on donuts and other bakedgoods, over half of _______________business today is in coffee, making itmore of a competitor to Starbucks asopposed to traditional competitors Krispy
  7. 7. Q6. When Indian forces drove away Portuguese from this colony it became, in the eyes of international law, an independent country. The residents of the colony requested India for administrative help. Mr. K.G.Badlani , an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, was sent as the administrator.In 1961,Mr. Badlani was ,for one day, designated the ‗Prime Minister‘ of this country,so that as the head of the country he could sign an agreement with the Prime Minister of India,Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru, and formally merge the country with the ‗Republic of India‘.
  8. 8. Q7. The _______ originated from the Magadh region of India, present day South Bihar where it is also known as phoolki. The English meaning of _______ is "watery bread" or "crisp sphere eaten.‖ In Rajasthan,it is known as Pani ke bataashe / Patashi, in Bangladesh, West Bengal as phuchka,in Orissa, South Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh as Gup Chup. The filling is made by lightly mashing boiled potatoes with black salt, salt, some spices, a generous portion of tamarind pulp (made by mashing ripe tamarind in tamarind water) and chilli (powder/chopped/boiled & pasted).
  9. 9. Q8. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – __________ Hearts – ____________ Clubs –________________ Diamonds – _________
  10. 10. Q9. Named after, The Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of __________ (1850–1942), third son of Queen Victoria and uncle of King George VI, __________‘s Georgian architecture is modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England, who visited India in 1921. Prior to its construction the area was a ridge, covered with kikar trees inhabited by jackals and wild pigs, where residents of Kashmere Gate, Civil Lines area visited during the weekends for partridge hunting. Today, ____________ is one of the most vibrant business districts of Delhi. But the constant development projects have led to certain problems, like dispute over property rights, encroachments, haphazard development, unauthorized construction, traffic congestion and others.
  11. 11. Q10. He once famously said that "the aim of English cricket, is in fact, mainly, to beat Australia.". Can you identify this English bowler (picture on left)?
  12. 12. Q11. "Lal Kuddi Maidan Khaddi?"... Amul gave this caption on their trademark current affair images... for what current affair did they use this caption??? (HINT:Link it to the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012)
  13. 13. Q12. Q. XY is a British centenarian marathon runner of Punjabi Sikh origin. He is a world record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is 6 hours 2 minutes, and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes, at the age of 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. XY had stated, "I wont stop running until I die. The next target, God willing, is to be the oldest marathon runner ever and, "At the time when people start retiring, I thought of running at the age of 63...and today I won the marathon at 93 years of age.―XY‘s biography, titled "Turbaned Tornado", was formally released in the Attlee Room of Britains House of Lords on 7 July 2011 by Lord Anthony Young of Norwood Green and retired British Crown Court judge Sir Mota Singh. The 114-page book, penned by Hoshiarpur-based writer Khushwant Singh, traces the runners roots and tries to capture his lifes journey, including the impact of X on the world around him..
  14. 14. Q13. ___________ is the southern gate of one of the many gates of the historic walled city of Delhi, or Shahjahanabad. The gate links the New Delhi city with the old walled city of Delhi. At present, it stands in the middle of the road, at the end of Netaji Subhash Chandra Road, in Daryaganj. The Gate built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1638 as part of the rubble–built high fort walls that encircled the Shahajahanabad, and is similar in design and architecture to the northern gate of the walled city, the Kashmiri Gate (1853). It was built by Nawab Qudsiya Begum, the wife of Mughal Emperor Ahmad Shah (r. 1748- 1754), in 1751.
  15. 15. Q14. ________ is an Indian American businessman who was the managing director (chief executive) of management consultancy McKinsey & Company from 1994 to 2003 and a business leader in India and the United States. In his capacity at McKinsey, ______ was recognized as the first Indian-born CEO of a global corporation. After becoming a senior partner emeritus at McKinsey, _______ served as corporate chairman, board director or strategic advisor to a variety of large and notable organizations: corporations including Goldman Sachs, Procter and Gamble and American Airlines, and non-profits including The Gates Foundation, The Global Fund and the International Chamber of Commerce. He was convicted in June 2012 on insider trading charges stemming from the Raj Rajaratnam Galleon Group case on four criminal felony counts of conspiracy and securities fraud. He is expected to appeal and awaits sentencing in October 2012.
  16. 16. Q15. _______, which is also known as olympic ______ to distinguish it from historical ______, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons. It is usually practised with the help of a sword or mini-blade. __________ is one of five sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games, the other four being Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, and Gymnastics. The sport of __________ is divided into three weapons: 1)Foil—a light thrusting weapon that targets the torso, includingthe back, but not the arms. 2)Sabre—a light cutting and thrusting weapon that targets theentire body above the waist, excluding the hands. 3)Épée—a heavier thrusting weapon that targets the entirebody.
  17. 17. Q16. Who regulates commodity exchanges in India? Name the regulator.
  18. 18. Q17. _____________ is a large Spanish corporation and the worlds largest fashion group. It is made up of almost a hundred companies dealing in activities related to textile design, production and distribution. Amancio Ortega, Spains richest man, and the worlds 5th richest man, is the founder and current largest shareholder. The chairman of ________ is Pablo Isla. _________ runs over more than 5,402 stores worldwide andowns brands like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull andBear, Stradivarius, Zara, Tempe and Uterqüe, and also a low costbrand Lefties.
  19. 19. Q18.Whose statement, regarding who?―I‘ve never dared to break the glass ofhis house while playing cricket as I usedto be extremely scared of him.‖
  20. 20. Q19.What are these statements part of?"If your balls be found anywheretouching one another you are tolift the first ball till you play the last.""The weight of the ball must notbe greater than 1.62oz., and thesize not less than 1.68 inches indiameter"
  21. 21. Coined by editor Dave Carnie to describethe kind of relationships that developbetween skaters who spend a great deal oftime together it is defined as a form ofhomosocial intimacy between two or moremen. What term are we talking about?
  22. 22.  When Electrolux first marketed it‘s vacuum cleaner in the USA, their slogan was such that it made a mockery of them. This happened because the Swedish speaking Electrolux people didn‘t know much about US slang. What was the slogan ?
  23. 23.  In ancient Egypt, the people of the Bousiris delta used to put water and barley in barrels and leave it exposed to yeast bearing winds from the east. What word in the English language has this led to?
  24. 24. What is being analysed
  25. 25.  Widely regarded as the world‘s first billionaire, At the age of 86, penned the following words to sum up his life: ―I was early taught to work as well as play, My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play- I dropped the worry on the way- And God was good to me everyday.‖
  26. 26.  A ______ is a medieval siege engine, employed either to smash walls or to throw projectiles over them. They were made from wood. It appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the twelfth century. It could fling three hundred pound (140 kg) projectiles at high speeds into enemy fortifications. On occasion, disease-infected corpses were flung into cities to infect the people under siege: a medieval variant of biological warfare. ______ MS is a font designed for Microsoft in 1996. It is named after the siege engine.
  27. 27.  Tech historians such as Jonathan Cooper- Smith now acknowledge that it has been the biggest accelerator for the growth of every major communication technology- from the Polaroid to VCRs and Cable TV and then to the Internet. What?
  28. 28. Name
  29. 29.  • ________ is the closest thing to an Omniscient entity in existence, which can be scientifically verified. • ________ is everywhere at once (Omnipresent) • ________ is potentially immortal. • ________ answers prayers. • ________ is infinite. • ________ remembers all. • ________ can "do no evil" (Omnibenevolent) • Evidence of ________s existence is abundant.
  30. 30.  This cricketer was considered as perhaps the greatest all rounder of his time. In all, he took 1,109 first-class wickets with a bowling average of 10.32 He was also a fine batsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12).He retired from cricket as a result of rheumatism . He was posthumously selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1913, 50 years after his retirement from first-class cricket. Identify the cricketer.
  31. 31.  The name of X when translated to english means ―LEAVE LUCK TO HEAVEN ― Before entering into their current field the X had tried luck in Card manufacturing,Cab Service etc Identify X and their product to the right 
  32. 32. Which iconic company
  33. 33.  X is an American businessman and is the president and chief executive officer of First Allied Corporation, a holding company for his varied business interests, most notably in the food processing industry. He holds controlling stakes in Y, and owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a National Football League team in Tampa, Florida, United States. He is more famous for his ownership of Y.
  34. 34.  This famous publication runs several opinion columns whose names reflect their topic: Bagehot (Britain) — named for Walter Bagehot , 19th century British constitutional expert and an early editor Charlemagne (Europe) — named for Charlemagne, founder of the Frankish Empire Lexington (United States) — named for Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War Buttonwood (Finance) — named for the buttonwood tree where early Wall Street traders gathered Banyan (Asia) — this column was established in April 2009 and focuses on various issues across the Asian continent. Schumpeter (Business) — named for the economist Joseph Schumpeter
  35. 35. connect
  36. 36.  X is a confection which was first created by Rowntrees of York, England It is now produced worldwide by Y, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, except in the United States where it is made under licence by Z Each bar consists of fingers composed of three layers of crème-filled wafer, covered in an outer layer of chocolate Launched in 1935, X was originally known as Chocolate Crisp
  37. 37.  Its first product was a simple rice cooker which failed miserably. In the early stages the company kept itself alive by selling heating pads. These pads were made by stitching wires on cloth. It derived its name from a railway company. The company had a name which was changed so that its American customers could easily pronounce it.
  38. 38. 5. Explain the ad.
  39. 39. Answers
  40. 40. A1.
  41. 41. A4. Bikini, after Bikini Atoll where on July 1 a bomb explosion took place.
  42. 42. A8. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David Hearts – Charlemagne Clubs -Alexander, the Great Diamonds – Julius Caesar