PRELIMS
This gentleman has already gone down in the history of mankind as the
founder of something which has revolutionized commun...
Question 2
This admit card became viral in the news and web recently
because of the unique photograph printed on it (which...
**Question 3
Connect
Question 4
On January 10, 2013, X went from being a tech geek to an
online hero within seconds. He was revealed as the whi...
Question 5 Larry Joe Bird (shown here)
is a former American NBA
basketball player and coach.
Drafted into the NBA sixth
ov...
Question 6
__________ Makijany was born in Karachi in British India in
1938. Although he acted in over 190 films and remai...
Question 7
Identify the girl and why was she in news recently
(pertaining to the field of sports).
Question 8
Where are you likely
to see this rather
funny error message
?
Question 9
Anaheim, California
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Buena Vista, Florida
Shanghai, China
Marne-la-Vallee, Paris
Connect
Question 11
Douglas Engelbart, a visionary electrical engineer, he is popularly
known as ‘The father of X’ ; an invention ...
Question 12
Carol Ann Susi (in picture) is an actress who has played minor
roles on Ugly Betty, that 70’s show and a coupl...
Question 13
X is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display
(OHMD).
X displays information in a Smartphone-l...
Question 14
______________________ (5 words) was a propaganda poster
produced by the government of the United Kingdom in 1...
Question 15
Identify the company that owns this production house.
Question 16
This Bollywood director participated at the 1982 Asian Games in
the swimming competition, which helped him bag...
Question 17
X was launched in 2009 as an extreme version of Newbery Uzi.
The design of X is unusual in sense that the blad...
Question 18
What is the full form of flv?
Question 19
Who is this person and why has he been in the news recently?
Question 20
Who is this person and what is his claim to fame?
ROUND 1
Question 21
10,000 tons.
300 workers, and 2 years to construct it.
Sway of at most 12 cm in high winds.
Height varies up t...
The Battle of Kurukshetra fought between two groups of cousins
is the centerpiece of what classic of world literature?
Que...
London to Suez = a;
Suez to Bombay = b;
Bombay to Calcutta = c;
Calcutta to Hong Kong = d;
Hong Kong to Yokohoma = e;
Yoko...
Question 24
He lives by three rules:
1.Don't hurt anybody,
2. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it,
3. Play the ...
Question 25
In 2011, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion upended the
Naga Bhut Jolokia for what culinary distinction?
Question 26
What word completes this unique and 'grand' list?
Plexicushion, Clay, ___, Decoturf.
Question 28
In the contemporary world of cutting-edge physics, what are
ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, TOTEM, LHCb, LHCf and MoEDAL?
Question 29
When engineer Percy Spencer discovered that his chocolate bar
became a mess when near a magnetron, it lead to ...
Question 30
The discovery of Metallica's song "I Disappear" on a file sharing
network in 2000 started a chain of events th...
ROUND 2
Question 31
What is the world's smallest land-locked country?
Question 32
What is the significance of the Amazon logo?
Question 33
The name of this global giant was invented by Jonathan Swift
and used in his book Gulliver's Travels. It repre...
Question 34
X was created in 1883 by Caleb Bradham at his drugstore and was
introduced as Brad’s Drink. It was named after...
Question 35
Which country has the following words on its flag?
'There is no God but Allah...'
Question 36
Who is this Asian leader, credited with the creation of a country?
Question 37
The original members of this group/team were:
X, Y, Barry Allen, Hal Jordan, Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, J’onn...
Question 38
Connect the following personalities.
Freddie Mercury Kurt Cobain Mick Jagger
Chris Martin
Bono
Chad Kroeger
Adam Levine
Chester Bennington
Billy Joe Armstrong
Question 39
He was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father
of Geometry".
His Elements is one of the most i...
Question 40
Which place on earth is called “The cradle of civilisation”?
ROUND 3
Question 41
A type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by
ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and
ast...
Question 42
If Carlsberg is a beer from Denmark what is Jarlsberg and
which Scandinavian country is it from ?
Question 43
The following is a natural sandstone formation in Central Australia.
It is notable for appearing to change col...
Question 44
The following are places where a X has been built:
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Kampala, Uganda
Sydney, Australia
...
Question 45
Who is Jyoti Singh Pandey and why was she in the news recently?
Question 46
Never mind college--David Karp, founder of this
"acrobatic" blogging site, didn't finish high school.
What is ...
Question 47
This Hindu god of love wields a sugarcane bow strung with
bees, and his arrows are decorated with flowers.
Ide...
Question 48
Who in 2012 was announced as the best selling digital music
artist of all time with over 47 million digital do...
Question 49
Before trains, when you went from town to town, you had to
reset your watch; this made a mess of railroad
sche...
Question 50
What is the significance of this doodle?
ROUND 4
Question 51
What is the significance of this Google doodle?
Question 52
What is the significance of this Google doodle?
Question 53
In the context of Apple iPhones, what is Siri?
Question 54
In computing, what is the device which is plugged into a
computer which serves as an adapter or to enable the ...
Question 55
What is the name of the fight or flight hormone?
Question 56
Where are the Nobel prizes awarded?
Question 57
If a goldsmith works on gold and a blacksmith works on iron what
does a redsmith do?
Question 58
Under what name is the Chinese gooseberry normally sold?
Question 59
In chemistry what is Aqua Regia?
Question 60
By what name is "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" now
known?
ROUND 5
Question 61
Name anything that happened in Britain on September
3rd, 1752.
Question 62
What colour is caffeine?
Question 63
Which sport has the highest ratio of officials to players?
Question 64
At the 'Parade of Nations' of the opening ceremony of the
modern Olympic Games, which countries march first an...
Question 65
Who is the Lord of the Rings in J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same
name?
Question 66
Which is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonised by a
European power?
Who was the first person pictured on a postage stamp?
Question 67
Which city became the capital of the USA in 1788?
Question 68
Question 69
What was the capital city of India until December 1911?
Question 70
Which two animals appear on the Australian coat of arms?
BUFFER
(TBA)
Question 71
A girl who is warm and humanly during the day
A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of cof...
Question 72
Controversy over Zubin Mehta’s concert in Kashmir –
Sept’13
Question 73
IAS officer suspended for taking on illegal sand mining mafia in Uttar Pradesh-
Aug’13
Question 74
What’s next in the sequence:
(1) Herbert
(2) Jefferson
(3) Walker
(4) ?
Hussein (Second names of U.S. Presiden...
Question 75
Question 76
Question 77
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  1. 1. PRELIMS
  2. 2. This gentleman has already gone down in the history of mankind as the founder of something which has revolutionized communication and mobility. Question 1 Identify him.
  3. 3. Question 2 This admit card became viral in the news and web recently because of the unique photograph printed on it (which has been omitted out here). Whose photograph?
  4. 4. **Question 3 Connect
  5. 5. Question 4 On January 10, 2013, X went from being a tech geek to an online hero within seconds. He was revealed as the whistle- blower who leaked the secrets of the US's National Security Agency Spy programme PRISM. X disclosed that PRISM enabled in-depth surveillance of web content - including emails, video chats, social media posts and pictures, of citizens who communicated with people outside America. Netizens are not only lauding his bravery in facing the government, but also complimented his looks, calling him 'geek hot'. Identify X.
  6. 6. Question 5 Larry Joe Bird (shown here) is a former American NBA basketball player and coach. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird went on to , become one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts. Bird was voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. March 2012, in what unique way did he get immortalized in the world of technology ?
  7. 7. Question 6 __________ Makijany was born in Karachi in British India in 1938. Although he acted in over 190 films and remained popular as a villain through the 1970’s and 1980’s with films like Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer etc., he is mostly and famously remembered for his role in a cult movie as a sidekick. This despite the fact that he has only one three-word dialogue in the whole movie. How do we know him?
  8. 8. Question 7 Identify the girl and why was she in news recently (pertaining to the field of sports).
  9. 9. Question 8 Where are you likely to see this rather funny error message ?
  10. 10. Question 9 Anaheim, California Lantau Island, Hong Kong Buena Vista, Florida Shanghai, China Marne-la-Vallee, Paris Connect
  11. 11. Question 11 Douglas Engelbart, a visionary electrical engineer, he is popularly known as ‘The father of X’ ; an invention so prominent in our daily lives. He passed away on July 2, 2013. X sold one billion units, yet he made only 40,000$ licensing the patent to Apple. Identify X, i.e. his invention.
  12. 12. Question 12 Carol Ann Susi (in picture) is an actress who has played minor roles on Ugly Betty, that 70’s show and a couple of voice over roles for shows like Sabrina. In her most recent role, she is never seen on-screen but her voice is heard when X is at their house or on the phone. She always talks to X by yelling at him, which results in awkward long-distance conversations with him yelling back at her. She seems completely oblivious to X’s work as an engineer and treats him as if he were still a child. Just tell me which screechy role she plays.
  13. 13. Question 13 X is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). X displays information in a Smartphone-like hands-free format. X has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. A touchpad is located on the side of X. X can be controlled using "voice actions". What is X?
  14. 14. Question 14 ______________________ (5 words) was a propaganda poster produced by the government of the United Kingdom in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of a Nazi invasion of Britain. The poster was the third in a series of three, the first to being “Freedom is in peril, defend it with all your might” and “Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory” Forgotten until recently, the poster has now become very famous over the World Wide Web. What?
  15. 15. Question 15 Identify the company that owns this production house.
  16. 16. Question 16 This Bollywood director participated at the 1982 Asian Games in the swimming competition, which helped him bag the rights for a movie released lately. The subject of the movie lost both his parents in the partition and the title of the movie comes from the last words spoken by his dying father. Identify the director and the movie.
  17. 17. Question 17 X was launched in 2009 as an extreme version of Newbery Uzi. The design of X is unusual in sense that the blade is 33% shorter and handle is 43% longer. Launched in India on 11 March, 2010 with the announcement of Matthew Hayden as its Brand Ambassador. It was called "a half-brick on a stick" by a former Australian player. Identify X.
  18. 18. Question 18 What is the full form of flv?
  19. 19. Question 19 Who is this person and why has he been in the news recently?
  20. 20. Question 20 Who is this person and what is his claim to fame?
  21. 21. ROUND 1
  22. 22. Question 21 10,000 tons. 300 workers, and 2 years to construct it. Sway of at most 12 cm in high winds. Height varies up to 15 cm depending on temperature. 40 tons of paint. 1652 steps to the top. 50 engineers, designers produced 5,300 "blueprints". Composition: 18,038 pieces, 2,500,000 rivets. Identify what is being described above.
  23. 23. The Battle of Kurukshetra fought between two groups of cousins is the centerpiece of what classic of world literature? Question 22
  24. 24. London to Suez = a; Suez to Bombay = b; Bombay to Calcutta = c; Calcutta to Hong Kong = d; Hong Kong to Yokohoma = e; Yokohama to San Francisco = f; San Francisco to New York City = g; New York to London = h; In terms of 19th century adventure time, a + b + c + d + e + f + g + h = ? Question 23
  25. 25. Question 24 He lives by three rules: 1.Don't hurt anybody, 2. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, 3. Play the game like you have nothing to lose. His partners in the order of recruitment are Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan, Reuben Tishkoff, Virgil Malloy, Turk Malloy, Livingston Dell, Basher Tarr, 'The Amazing' Yen, Saul Bloom and Linus Caldwell. Who?
  26. 26. Question 25 In 2011, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion upended the Naga Bhut Jolokia for what culinary distinction?
  27. 27. Question 26 What word completes this unique and 'grand' list? Plexicushion, Clay, ___, Decoturf.
  28. 28. Question 28 In the contemporary world of cutting-edge physics, what are ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, TOTEM, LHCb, LHCf and MoEDAL?
  29. 29. Question 29 When engineer Percy Spencer discovered that his chocolate bar became a mess when near a magnetron, it lead to the invention of what modern convenience?
  30. 30. Question 30 The discovery of Metallica's song "I Disappear" on a file sharing network in 2000 started a chain of events that led to the demise of the original incarnation of what company?
  31. 31. ROUND 2
  32. 32. Question 31 What is the world's smallest land-locked country?
  33. 33. Question 32 What is the significance of the Amazon logo?
  34. 34. Question 33 The name of this global giant was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book Gulliver's Travels. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and barely human. The founders liked it and used it as an abbreviation. What is the name of the company?
  35. 35. Question 34 X was created in 1883 by Caleb Bradham at his drugstore and was introduced as Brad’s Drink. It was named after an enzyme and kola nuts used in the recipe. Its name was changed to its present in 1961. Y was invented as a medicine in the 19th century by John Pemberton and was then bought by Asa Griggs Candler. According to Interbrand, it was the world’s most valuable brand of 2011. On three separate occasions between 1922 and 1933, Y was offered the opportunity to purchase the X, and it declined on each occasion. Today X and Y are giants in their businesses. Identify X and Y. .
  36. 36. Question 35 Which country has the following words on its flag? 'There is no God but Allah...'
  37. 37. Question 36 Who is this Asian leader, credited with the creation of a country?
  38. 38. Question 37 The original members of this group/team were: X, Y, Barry Allen, Hal Jordan, Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, J’onn J’onzz. The team roster has been rotated throughout the years with members like Oliver Queen, Ray Palmer, Billy Batson, Victor Stone, Randolph Dibny, Dinah Drake, Carter Hall and many others. Though rarely featured in the group initially, X and Y went on to become the most popular and loved members of the team and are idolised even today. Identify X and Y.
  39. 39. Question 38 Connect the following personalities. Freddie Mercury Kurt Cobain Mick Jagger
  40. 40. Chris Martin Bono Chad Kroeger
  41. 41. Adam Levine Chester Bennington
  42. 42. Billy Joe Armstrong
  43. 43. Question 39 He was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics (especially geometry) from the time of its publication until the late 19th or early 20th century. Who are we talking about?
  44. 44. Question 40 Which place on earth is called “The cradle of civilisation”?
  45. 45. ROUND 3
  46. 46. Question 41 A type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Many patients choose it as an alternative to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. The procedure is generally preferred to photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) because it requires less time for the patient's recovery, and the patient feels less pain. What?
  47. 47. Question 42 If Carlsberg is a beer from Denmark what is Jarlsberg and which Scandinavian country is it from ?
  48. 48. Question 43 The following is a natural sandstone formation in Central Australia. It is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably glowing red at dawn and sunset. What is it called?
  49. 49. Question 44 The following are places where a X has been built: Wilmette, Illinois, U.S. Kampala, Uganda Sydney, Australia Frankfurt, Germany Panama City, Panama Tiapapata, Samoa Y, India. Santiago, Chile. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan X, when translated from its Arabic name means Dawning-place of the remembrances of God". It is the designation of a place of worship, or temple. Only eight such structures have been ever built with the one in Chile being constructed right now. Identify X and Y.
  50. 50. Question 45 Who is Jyoti Singh Pandey and why was she in the news recently?
  51. 51. Question 46 Never mind college--David Karp, founder of this "acrobatic" blogging site, didn't finish high school. What is the name of the site?
  52. 52. Question 47 This Hindu god of love wields a sugarcane bow strung with bees, and his arrows are decorated with flowers. Identify.
  53. 53. Question 48 Who in 2012 was announced as the best selling digital music artist of all time with over 47 million digital downloads?
  54. 54. Question 49 Before trains, when you went from town to town, you had to reset your watch; this made a mess of railroad schedules, until a railroad executive came up with the great idea of the 24 of these that are still in use today around the world. What?
  55. 55. Question 50 What is the significance of this doodle?
  56. 56. ROUND 4
  57. 57. Question 51 What is the significance of this Google doodle?
  58. 58. Question 52 What is the significance of this Google doodle?
  59. 59. Question 53 In the context of Apple iPhones, what is Siri?
  60. 60. Question 54 In computing, what is the device which is plugged into a computer which serves as an adapter or to enable the use of certain software?
  61. 61. Question 55 What is the name of the fight or flight hormone?
  62. 62. Question 56 Where are the Nobel prizes awarded?
  63. 63. Question 57 If a goldsmith works on gold and a blacksmith works on iron what does a redsmith do?
  64. 64. Question 58 Under what name is the Chinese gooseberry normally sold?
  65. 65. Question 59 In chemistry what is Aqua Regia?
  66. 66. Question 60 By what name is "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" now known?
  67. 67. ROUND 5
  68. 68. Question 61 Name anything that happened in Britain on September 3rd, 1752.
  69. 69. Question 62 What colour is caffeine?
  70. 70. Question 63 Which sport has the highest ratio of officials to players?
  71. 71. Question 64 At the 'Parade of Nations' of the opening ceremony of the modern Olympic Games, which countries march first and last?
  72. 72. Question 65 Who is the Lord of the Rings in J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same name?
  73. 73. Question 66 Which is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonised by a European power?
  74. 74. Who was the first person pictured on a postage stamp? Question 67
  75. 75. Which city became the capital of the USA in 1788? Question 68
  76. 76. Question 69 What was the capital city of India until December 1911?
  77. 77. Question 70 Which two animals appear on the Australian coat of arms?
  78. 78. BUFFER (TBA)
  79. 79. Question 71 A girl who is warm and humanly during the day A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes A girl with that kind of twist I’m a guy A guy who is as warm as you during the day A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down A guy whose heart bursts when night comes That kind of guy Beautiful, loveable Yes you, hey, yes you, hey Beautiful, loveable Yes you, hey, yes you, hey Now let’s go until the end Answer : Seoul and the Gangnam district the lyrics are the english translation of Gangnam Style
  80. 80. Question 72 Controversy over Zubin Mehta’s concert in Kashmir – Sept’13
  81. 81. Question 73 IAS officer suspended for taking on illegal sand mining mafia in Uttar Pradesh- Aug’13
  82. 82. Question 74 What’s next in the sequence: (1) Herbert (2) Jefferson (3) Walker (4) ? Hussein (Second names of U.S. Presidents – George Herbert Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush Junior, Barack Hussein Obama)
  83. 83. Question 75
  84. 84. Question 76
  85. 85. Question 77

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