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Literary events

  1. 1. Literary Events - Fervour 2008Literary Events in FERVOUR 2008 were hosted by the WIEAffinity Group. Fervour 2008 provided the students with anopportunity to hone their literary and oratory skills bypresenting an amalgamation of varied literary events, rangingfrom quizzes to group discussions. It proved to be an idealplatform for students to showcase their talent and get the realappreciation.The various Literary Events were:Connect The DotsA General Quiz, by the name of “Connect the Dots” wasorganized to test the general knowledge of students.Participation of 66 teams from various colleges of Delhi, whichincluded DCE, NSIT, CBS, GTBIT, Hans Raj College, RamjasCollege, FMS, USS, DU - Law Faculty, ASET, RLA, MSIT, MAIT,GPMC and BVCOE, guaranteed the event’s success. At the endof a preliminary round, 6 teams out of the initial 66, qualifiedfor the Final round. These teams were from NSIT, BVCOE, DCE,Ramjas and Hansraj. The winning teams belonged to DCE andBVCOE. On the whole, the quiz was well received, especiallythe prelims. The teams enjoyed the quality of the questions.The feedback from the teams was heartening and also crucialin identifying the points of improvement essential for makingthe next edition of this event all the more successful.Literary QuizAn endeavour to fathom the literary genius buried under thetechnical facade of engineering, this was a quiz to test theparticipants’ literary quotient. 40 teams, each comprising of 2members, participated in the prelims, out of which the best 5were selected for the finals. The final round consisted of 5 sub-
  2. 2. rounds. Three teams from BVCOE were declared as thewinners. The event was a success and once again emphasizedthe fact that books are still considered to be the best friendseven in this technical atmosphere.Fictional PthesisFictional Pthesis dealt with scientific fictional creative writingwhich included 2 rounds. In the first round participants weresupposed to complete an unseen passage with their own ideaand in the 2nd round they were supposed to write their ownscience fiction on any one of the two given topics, whichincluded “when I was sleeping” and “I get teleported into thequake world.” There were 40 entries for the prelims out ofwhich 12 were selected for the final round on the basis of theinnovative ideas that they presented. In addition to certificates,the 1st and 2nd prize winners got Rs.500/- and Rs.250/-respectively, while the certificated were awarded to the 3rdprize winners.Speak Your MindSpeak Your Mind was a Group Discussion Event organized tochallenge the oratory skills of the participants and give them agood practice before the upcoming interviews of variousB.Schools. The event was conducted in four lots with eightparticipants going in a single group. The event was adjudicatedupon by Ms. Shilpa, Faculty Member, Career Launcher. Thetopics given were: Are reality shows real, Nano or no-no, IsIndian audience ready for the shows like, and, How good ismoral policing. 32 students participated in the event, out ofwhich 3 were declared the winners and received cash prizes ofRs.500/- , Rs.250/- along with the certificates, for the 1st, 2ndand 3rd prize winners respectively. The winners belonged toMAIT, HMR, ITM and GTBIT, respectively.Pottermania
  3. 3. The name pottermania describes all. Harry Potter, the worldfamous fictional series was the theme of this event. The eventhad two stages. First stage was the simple quiz in which about100 teams participated. At the end of the first stage, 7 teamsqualified for the final stage, out of which 3 winners wereselected. The event was first of its kind in the college historyand a major success which attracted colleges like DCE, SRCCand many more. The winners were awarded cash prizes worthRs.900/- and Rs.600/-, along with the certificates.Thesaurus – Sudoku for VocabularyFervour 2008 presented the game of Sudoku in a brand newform, as Thesaurus, Sudoku for Vocabulary. The eventwitnessed participation of more than 48 teams, each teamcomprising of two members. The event comprised of tworounds - prelims & finals. Participants were asked to fill in 8*8and 12*12 matrices with antonyms and synonyms of somewords, instead of numerals. The prizes included certificates toeach of the 3 winners, which were selected from the 6 finalists,& a cash prize of Rs 300/- was awarded to the first prizewinner. It was one of the most popular events
  4. 4. Quiz HourSpelling BeeRadio MantraJust A MinuteJeopardyDebateM-Roadies
  5. 5. QUIZ Rules Round I (Elimination round) Round 1 ---Preliminary Round Round 2-----Rapid Fire (Mixed bag) Round 3 (Semis)…….Visual and Audio- Video Round 4 (Finals)…..Buzzer (International Politics, HIstory, Misc.) Nail It (Geography, History, Sports, Misc.) QUIZ RULESGENERAL RULES 1. Only team entries are eligible. 2. A team shall consist of max two persons 3. The decision of the quiz-master will be final and will not be subjected to any change. 4. The participants shall not be allowed to use mobile or other electronic instruments. 5. The questions shall be in the form of multiple choice, True / False statement, Specific-answer question etc. 6. Audience shall not give any hints or clues to the competitors. 7. Replacement of any participant of a team is not allowed after registration 8. Teams selected for the final rounds will be allowed to give themselves an appropriate name related to the competition by which they may want to be knownELIMINATION ROUND – (In case more than 6 teams register)on ………..) Each team would be given a set of question paper containing 25 multiple choice objective type questions Time limit - 15 minutes Only 6 Teams would be selected for STAGE ROUNDS In case of tie between 2 or more teams, further 5 questions would be asked
  6. 6. for final selection The selected teams shall have to appear for the final roundFINAL QUIZ_ STAGE ROUNDSRound 1 : A question will be asked to a team and if they are unable to answer it will be passed to the nextteam - Rounds 4- 24 questions Each team would be asked 4 questions each. ( Objective questions with options) 10 marks for correct answer and 5 negative marks for wrong answer. If a team cannot answer the question, they can pass the question & then the question would be forwarded to the next team. Answering time is only 30 seconds. Team discussion is allowed.Round 2: Rapid Fire Round : -Each team will be asked 10 questions one after another in one minutestime- :60 questions 10 marks for the correct answer and negative 5 marks for the wrong answer Answering time is only 3 seconds Team discussion is allowed If a team cannot answer the question, they can say pass for the next question. The question willnot be forwarded to the next team.Round 3 – Buzzer Round- A question will be fired & the team who presses the buzzer first get to answerfirst – 6 Questions 10 marks for the correct answer and negative 5 marks for the wrong or if team doesn’t after they press Buzzers. – No forwarding Answering time is only 30 secondsRound 4- Audio-visual roundTeams will be shown clips and will have to answer. rounds 2 : 12 questions 10 marks for the correct answer and negative 5 marks for the wrong answer Each Team would be asked 2 audio-visual questions. ( 1 slide in each round ) Answering time is only 30 seconds. No passing to the next team. Audience can answer.** SURPRISE ROUND IN CASE OF TIE IN THE FINAL ROUND
  7. 7. QUIZSea Levels are rising fast all around the globe. What is the highest level of rise over the past century? 9.8 cm 9.8mm 8 cm 8 mm 8 InchesAns: 8 InchesIn which Country was Greenpeace Founded? Norway Finland USA Canada ArgentinaAns: CanadaThe Rio Treaty signed at 1992 Earth summit is officially known as UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC)Ans: Convention on Biological DiversityWhat is the name of the bi-monthly outreach journal of national tiger conservation authority published byGovt of India ? Tigers India Tiger Reach Stripes The Paws Tigers todayAns: Stripes
  8. 8. Who among the following is the founder of Awaaz Foundation a Conservation and environmental NGO inin Mumbai, India ? VikramAkula RamachandraGuha SumairaAbdulali Dr K B Hedgewar Salim AliAns: SumairaAbdulaliWhere is the office of the Forest Survey of India (FSI) located? Kolkata Dehradun New Delhi Almora ChhindwaraAns: DehradunName the Mumbai-based non-profit organisation promoting innovative texts that encourageenvironmental education in schools. ?a. CERE Indiab. Conservec. Aawaz Foundationd. Green MonitorAns: CERE IndiaWhich country is the world leader in the number of solar power systems installed per capita?a. Kenyab. Usac. Norwayd. ArgentinaAns: KenyaQ1. EkTukdaDharti, EkTukdaAakash, a collection of poems, contains poems written by which former Prime Minister of India ? (A) Chandrashekhar
  9. 9. (B) AtalBihari Vajpayee (C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) VishwanathPratap Singh Answer : DQ2. What is the electoral symbol of the BahujanSamajParty ? (A) Bicycle (B) Elephant (C) Rising Sun (D) Two Leaves Answer : AQ3. The purity of precious metal Gold is measured in Carat. Which of the following refers to a Gold alloy having 75 percent of Gold and rest 25 percent of other metals ? (A) 18 carat Gold (B) 20 carat Gold (C) 22 carat Gold (D) 24 carat Gold Answer : AQ4. In which of the following sport India has never won the World Championship ? (A) Polo (B) Hockey (C) Football (D) Cricket Answer : CQ5. Which is the largest lake in the world ? (A) Lake Baikal (B) Caspian Sea (C) Lake Superior (D) Lake Victoria Answer : BQ6. What is the chemical name of Washing Soda ? (A) Sodium carbonate (B) Sodium bicarbonate (C) Sodium chloride (D) Sodium nitrate
  10. 10. Answer : AQ7. From which Indian ruler did the Britishersaquire the Kohinoor diamond ? (A) Mir Qasim (B) Dalip Singh (C) Ranjit Singh (D) Tipu Sultan Answer : BQ8. Gyandarshan is an educational TV channel of which Indian open university ? (A) Nalanda Open University, Patna (B) Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad (C) Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (D) NetajiSubhas Open University, Kolkata Answer : CQ9. In which of the following field are the National Florence Nightingale Awards given for rendering meritorious services ? (A) Banking (B) Teaching (C) Insurance (D) Nursing Answer : DQ10. In which Union Territory of India would you come across the Interview Island, Landfall Island and Barren Island ? (A) Lakshadweep (B) Daman and Diu (C) Andaman & Nicobar Islands (D) Dadra & Nagar Haveli Answer : CQ1. Marasmus and Kwashiorkor diseases are caused due to deficiency of which nutrient ? (A) Sodium (B) Protein (C) Iodine (D) Vitamin D Answer : BQ2. Which among the following is the largest Buddhist monastery in India ? (A) Ghum monastery (West Bengal)
  11. 11. (B) Rumtek monastery (Sikkim) (C) Twang monastery (Arunachal Pradesh) (D) Kursha monastery (Jammu & Kashmir) Answer : CQ3. According to 2001 cencus, which state has the highest literacy rate ? (A) Goa (B) Mizoram (C) Tripura (D) Kerala Answer : DQ4. Ace, Double fault, Smash, Second service, and Game point terms are related with which sport ? (A) Tennis (B) Squash (C) Table Tennis (D) Badminton Answer : AQ5. Where is the LalBahadurShastri National Academy of Administration, the apex training institution for senior members of the civil services in India, located ? (A) Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) (B) Mount Abu (Rajasthan) (C) Darjeeling (West Bengal) (D) Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) Answer : AQ6. Which among the following grassland region is also known as the "Worlds Breadbasket" ? (A) Pampas of Argentina (B) Prairies of North America (C) Savannas of Africa (D) Steppes of Russia Answer : BQ7. Which ancient Indian sage authored the YogDarshan ? (A) Jaimini (B) Gautam (C) Kapil Muni (D) Patanjali
  12. 12. Answer : DQ8. Which Asian city was formerly known as Batavia ? (A) Yangon (Myanmar) (B) Hanoi (Vietnam) (C) Jakarta (Indonesia) (D) Beijing (China) Answer : CQ9. Which seventh century Indian mathematician was the first in the world to treat zero as a number and show its mathematical operations ? (A) Aryabhatta (B) Medhatithi (C) Brahmagupta (D) Bhaskaracharya Answer : CQ10. Which city houses the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the worlds Atoms for Peace organisation set up in 1957 within the United Nations family ? (A) Tokyo (Japan) (B) Vienna (Austria) (C) Geneva (Switzerland) (D) New York (USA) Answer :Rapid fireFavourite place to settle.2.Favourite tourist spot.3.Favourite Sport you wish to play or watch.4.Favourite Actor5.Favourite Actress7.Favourite Movie.8.Favourite Male singer9.Favourite Female singer10.Favourite TV show.11.Favourite food or dish.12.Favourite Past time.13.Favourite Category of Questions.
  13. 13. 14.Favourite Question you enjoyed answering.15.Favourite Virtual Person or Friend on QNA.
  14. 14. Rapid fire round questions:Set1:1. what is arithmophobia?------fear of numbers2. which place is called the Big Apple?---------- New York3. who is nicknamed Punter?------------Ricky ponting4. How many days did the battle of Mahabharatha last?------------18 days5. The largest delta in the world?--------------ganges delta6. First woman Prime minister of Britan-----------Margaret thatcher7. serious or joking:Crimean war was fought in 1902-------------joking8. Chief Minister of UP---------AkileshYadav9. Who wrote Gitanjali?---------Rabindranath Tagore10. abbreviate FIFA----------(French for International Federation of Association Football)
  15. 15. 1) Head Quarters of Tata Group Called?Ans: Bombay House2) Indias first steel mill was built by the Tatas. In which year was it completed?Ans:19113) About 66% of the Tatas capital is allocated by Tata Sons for which purpose?Ans:Philanthropic trusts4) What was the first Indian luxury hotel established by the Tatas?Ans: TajMahal Hotel5) The Tata group consists of how many companies?Ans: 806) When was the ministry of divestment formed in India?Ans: 19997) Which was the first successful divestment of a PSU carried out by the ruling NDAcombine?Ans: Lagan Jute Machinery Company Ltd8) Who were the final three bidders for Balco when it was beingprivatised?(BharatAluminium Corporation ltd)Ans: Sterlite, Hindalco, Alcoa9) Who was the first minister for divestment under NDA government?Ans: ArunJaitley10) Under which Indian prime minister were guidelines for the divestment processfirstlaid down?Ans: Chandra Shekhar11) Who are the Bretton Woods Sisters?Ans: World Bank and IMF12) President of World Bank? Ans: Robert Bruce Zoellvick13) President of IMF?Ans: Domanic Strauss Kahan14) WTO Chief?Ans: Pascal Lamy15) When did the World Bank come into being?Ans: July 194416) Former Name of World Bank?Ans: International Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment (IBRD)17) Who was the first president of the World Bank?Ans: Eugene Meyer (18 June, 1946)18) Which Asian nation was the first to get a World Bank loan?Ans: India (on Aug18, 1949 for Railway Reconstruction and Development.