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Conquiztador 2013 - Prelims-Answers


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This is the prelim-answers of the Bangalore round of Conquiztador 2013, the annual school quiz conducted by PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

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Conquiztador 2013 - Prelims-Answers

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  2. 2. What's at stake… 1st Prize Winners – Dr. MR Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence – Rs. 35,000 – PES Mastadon Watches – Individual Trophies – Certificates – Book Vouchers
  3. 3. What’s at stake .. • 2nd Prize Winners – – – – Rs. 25,000 Individual Trophies Certificates PES Mastadon Watches • 3rd Prize Winners – – – – Rs. 15,000 Individual Trophies Certificates PES Mastadon Watches
  4. 4. What’s at stake… • Finalists – Rs 5,000 – Certificates – PES Mastadon Watches
  5. 5. Prelims • The prelims consist of 30 questions. • Questions 1, 4, 9, 16 and 25 are starred. • Starred question will be used to break ties if need arises. • Nakarathmaka Tantragalige Avakashavilla. • The top 8 teams will make it to the final with a maximum of 2 teams from 1 institution. • The decision of the Quizmaster will be final in all disputes and regards.
  6. 6. 1*. Ad after which recent event ?
  7. 7. 2. This is a clip from a movie named “The Fifth Estate”. Identify the actor and the character he is portraying. (Guy on the left)
  8. 8. • Benedict Cumberbatch • Julian Assange
  9. 9. 3. Like many of his countrymen he aspired to be a fast bowler. But in his own words, "I was not fast enough..... Some of my friends used to make fun that my run-up to the crease was faster than my deliveries." He took their advice and took to something else. Who?
  10. 10. 4*. Fill in the Blank “ In wooden ships, old planks are replaced by new ones. if piece by piece, the entire ship is replaced, is it the same ship we knew originally? Also, what would happen if the original planks were gathered up after they werereplaced, and used to build a second ship. Which ship, if either, is the original ____________? “ This is an ancient paradox.
  11. 11. 5. Identify the singer
  12. 12. 6. According to the Stress Management Centre in the US, the country suffers a loss of approx. $800-900 million on this particular day, due to people avoiding business. Also, on the same day in Holland, accidents are fewer as people tend to be more careful. Which day?
  13. 13. Friday the 13th
  14. 14. 7. Which region ? The name of this region is said to be derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three lingas". According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as linga on three mountains namely, Kaleshwaram, Srisailam and Draksharama, which marked the boundaries of the Trilinga desa. The earliest reference to the present day name can is in the name of Malik Maqbool ________, who captured the region in 1323. The region has then been ruled the Satavahanas, Kakatiyas, Qutbshahis and Nizams?
  15. 15. Telengana
  16. 16. 8. • X, the CEO of Y, took an online test and realized that he was red-green colorblind. According to The New Yorker, X had quoted “_____ is the richest color for me, I can see all of it,” during one of his interviews. • Hence the prominence of _____ in Y. • X and Y?
  17. 17. • X – Mark Zuckerberg • Y – Facebook
  18. 18. 9*. • Paragram is defined as “A type of verbal play of the alteration of a letter of a series of letters in a word.” The above concept is used in which everyday use technology?
  19. 19. T9 Predictive Texting
  20. 20. 10. What does this map depict ?
  21. 21. 11. The company ? X was established in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White to develop, in Rubin's words "smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences". Despite the past accomplishments of the founders and early employees, X operated secretly, revealing only that it was working on software for mobile phones.
  22. 22. 12. Identify X Innovations by X, an organisation include a scavenging - free two-pit pour flush toilet, safe and hygienic on-site human waste disposal technology, a new concept of maintenance and construction of pay-&-use public toilets, popularly known as X Complexes with bath, laundry and urinal facilities being used by about ten million people every day.
  23. 23. Sulabh International
  24. 24. 13. Identify the Advertiser
  25. 25. 14. 14 The above words were a part of an Amul ad, released to mark which occasion ?
  26. 26. • Sachin Tendulkar being nominated to the Rajya Sabha
  27. 27. 15. Branches and Phone numbers of which store ?? • • • • J P Nagar : 080 2663 1007 Jayanagar 3rd Block : 080 2653 2007 BTM Layout : 080 2668 1007 Jayanagar 9th Block : 080 26781007
  28. 28. 16*. • He is currently writing a dining guide wherein he discusses maintaining a healthy lifestyle. • He played Commander Sugata in the 1987 Super Sentai series, Hikari Sentai Maskman. • What is his most famous avatar?
  29. 29. • General Lee from Takeshi’s Castle
  30. 30. 17. •Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them •The Tales of Beedle the Bard •The Casual Vacancy •The Cuckoo’s Calling All Novels by which famous author ?
  31. 31. J K Rowling
  32. 32. 18. • I Am, starring Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala and others is a 2011 Indian anthology film directed by Onir was the first Indian movie to come up with this production strategy. Recently, a Kannada movie “Lucia” which was in contention for being nominated to the Oscars also made use of the same idea. Which innovative idea are we talking about ?
  33. 33. Crowdfunding/ Audience Produced
  34. 34. 19. Logo of which team ?
  35. 35. 20. Which word ? “ A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them. “ This word was also voted by OED as the word of the year.
  36. 36. Selfie
  37. 37. 21. How do we know him better ? • Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra _____ , is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solidstate and structural chemistry. • He currently serves as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. • He has Honorary Doctorates from 60 Universities worldwide and has authored around 1,500 research papers and 45 scientific books.
  38. 38. Dr C N R Rao
  39. 39. 22. Identify this handsome youngster creating havoc on the shores of Chennai.
  40. 40. Magnus Carlsen
  41. 41. 23. A short little walk from Dolphin’s Nose, a famous tourist spot in Kodaikanal leads you to Pambar falls. A stream of water cascading dowm steep rocky escarpments. A famous advertisement shot at this locale, gives this falls its most widely known name. Which advertisement ?
  42. 42. Liril
  43. 43. 24. It is named after a Rishi/Sage who first prepared this on Doshi Hills of Narnaul (presently in Haryana). Its first ever reference and formula is found in Charaka Samhita the Ayurvedic encyclopedia. There is no exact recipe for this . Herbs used may vary anywhere from 20 to 80. Some other notable ingredients are bamboo manna , Blue Egyptian water lily , cardamom, Indian rose chestnut etc. Name the Ayurvedic product.
  44. 44. Chyawanprash
  45. 45. 25*. What are we talking about ? It has been included on the Windows OS since Windows 3.0, in 1990. Microsoft intended X "to soothe people intimidated by the operating system", and at a time where many users were still unfamiliar with graphical user interfaces, it proved useful in familiarizing them with the use of a mouse, such as the drag-and-drop technique. Lost business productivity by employees using it has become a common concern since it became standard on Microsoft Windows.
  46. 46. Solitaire
  47. 47. 26. Jimmy Neutron’s full name is James Isaac Neutron. Which two scientists are given a dedication to by naming him thus ?
  48. 48. • Isaac Newton and James Chadwick
  49. 49. 27. Gangabishan Agarwal started a sweet and snacks shop in Bikaner in 1937. In 1941, he increased this business under his nickname. In 1950, his son and grandson- Rameshwar Lal and Prabhu Shankar Agarwal decided to expand their Bikaner business by setting up a manufacturing plant in Calcutta, and by the 1980’s the brand became an ubiquitous name in the worldwide Indian snacks industry. Story behind which brand?
  50. 50. Haldirams Namkeen
  51. 51. 28. X and Y ? • Lukla is a small town in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There exists an airport in this town, which was rated as World’s most dangerous airport by a program. • In January 2008, the airport was renamed as X-Y airport as a tribute to their achievement. ID X and Y.
  52. 52. • X – Tenzing Norgay • Y – Edmund Hillary
  53. 53. 29. This is the Matterhorn, a mountain in the Penine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Germany. It overlooks the town of Zermatt to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Vally to the south. Claim to fame?
  54. 54. 30. Poster of which upcoming movie ?