NUQUIZ-Elims

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Elims of NUQUIZ conducted at Nirma Institute Of Technology,Ahmedabad on 15th February 2013 as a part of the techfest 'NU-Tech 2013'.

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NUQUIZ-Elims

  1. 1. NU QUIZ-ELIMS QMSIDDHARTH SRIVASTAVA (Semester IV)
  2. 2. Rules• Team size : 2• 20 questions• 16-20 are star marked (*),in case of a tie between teams• Use of smartphones and other electronic gadgets is prohibited.• QM’s decision is final and binding.
  3. 3. Q. 1• Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 7 July 1973. At the age of 14, he left his home to further his musical training, and he embarked on years of classical and folk music study. He then experimented with a friend’s sari export business till 1999, when his business collapsed. He moved to Mumbai in the year 2001, where he began his foray into the music industry.He received critical acclaim for his unique style of singing.He sang for commercials of Coca Cola,Pepsi, IPL and Honda Motor Cycles.The first movie he sang for was ’Andaaz’. Who?
  4. 4. Q. 2• This is “ Watziznehm” who appears in Asterix and the Magic Carpet as well as Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday-The Golden Book. What unique distinction does this character hold?
  5. 5. Q. 3• The show’s story revolves around V.I.C.I. (an acronym for "Voice Input Child Identicant“)an android built by Ted Lawson, an engineer/inventor for United Robotronics, in an effort to assist handicapped children. The Lawson family tries to keep the robots existence a secret, but their disagreeable neighbors, the Brindles, keep on popping up at the most unexpected moments — especially nosy next-door neighbor Harriet whose dad just happens to be Ted Lawsons co-worker. The shows humor is frequently derived from V.I.C.I.s attempts to learn human behavior, V.I.C.Is literal interpretation of speech and the familys efforts to disguise the robots true nature. Which show?
  6. 6. Q. 4"I was answering some questions by a group of journalists when I saw this man coming towards me and I thought he wanted to ask me a question. I dont know what his intention was. It is up to the police whether they want to press charges against him or not...I am no judge to forgive him," agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, who is also the chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said reacting to the incident.Which incident is being talked about here?
  7. 7. Q. 5• FITB
  8. 8. Q. 6• Connect
  9. 9. Q. 7• This bench is inspired from a very famous painting of which artist?
  10. 10. Q. 8• NASA recently created a special line of spacesuits for astronauts. Who is it inspired from?
  11. 11. Q. 9• Google Doodle for what event?
  12. 12. Q. 10• ID the advertiser
  13. 13. Q. 11• Samoa is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. At the end of December 2011, Samoa jumped forward by one day from 29 December to 31 December directly, omitting 30 December from the local calendar, is was designed to help the nation boost its economy by doing business with Australia and New Zealand. How did this jump occur?
  14. 14. Q. 12• This non-profit,self-regulatory assigns ratings to computer and video games based on their content, using judgment similar to the motion picture rating systems used in many countries. In addition, content descriptors explain specific types of content present in games. The ratings are intended to aid consumers in determining a games content and suitability. A games rating is generally displayed on its box, in its media, in advertisements, and on the games website. (Pic on next slide)
  15. 15. Q. 13• Which company is being advertised here?
  16. 16. Q. 14• What distinct ‘play’ did these two achieve?
  17. 17. Q. 15• The original working name for this group was “Knights of Walpurgis”. But later on it was changed because it did not seem to suit their typical attire of black hooded robes and masks with snake-like eye slits. The mask is shown here. ID this group.
  18. 18. Q. 16*• __X__ is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced __X__ to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal __X__ was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, __X__ is freed at last by the hero Heracles.
  19. 19. Q. 17*• Founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, (Российская самолетостроительная корпорация «МиГ»), is a Russian joint stock company. Formerly Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич, МиГ), then simply Mikoyan, it is a Soviet design bureau.Its head office is in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. A particular line of it’s product has been dubbed as “flying coffins” or “widow makers” due to it’s frequent involvement in accidents. Which company?
  20. 20. Q. 18*• The ________ is a cricket batting stroke developed by a Sri Lankan batsman. The basis of the stroke is to go on one knee to a good length or slightly short of length delivery off a fast or medium paced bowler and scoop the ball over the head of the wicket keeper. The ball travels straight towards the boundary behind the wicket keeper. FITB
  21. 21. Q. 19*• Drew Houston is the CEO and founder of Dropbox,an online storage and backup service. He tweeted this message in April,2012. In what context was this message tweeted?
  22. 22. Q. 20*• Founded in 1744 and headquartered in New York City. NYSE Ticker Symbol: BID Offers auction, finance, dealer, and wine options for art and jewelry lovers. Which multinational corporation?
  23. 23. Answers
  24. 24. Q. 1• Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 7 July 1973. At the age of 14, he left his home to further his musical training, and he embarked on years of classical and folk music study. He then experimented with a friend’s sari export business till 1999, when his business collapsed. He moved to Mumbai in the year 2001, where he began his foray into the music industry.He received critical acclaim for his unique style of singing.He sang for commercials of Coca Cola,Pepsi, IPL and Honda Motor Cycles.The first movie he sang for was ’Andaaz’. Who?
  25. 25. Q. 1
  26. 26. Q. 2• This is “ Watziznehm” who appears in Asterix and the Magic Carpet as well as Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday-The Golden Book. What unique distinction does this character hold?
  27. 27. Q. 2• Only Indian character to appear in Asterix comics.
  28. 28. Q. 3• The show’s story revolves around V.I.C.I. (an acronym for "Voice Input Child Identicant“)an android built by Ted Lawson, an engineer/inventor for United Robotronics, in an effort to assist handicapped children. The Lawson family tries to keep the robots existence a secret, but their disagreeable neighbors, the Brindles, keep on popping up at the most unexpected moments — especially nosy next-door neighbor Harriet whose dad just happens to be Ted Lawsons co-worker. The shows humor is frequently derived from V.I.C.I.s attempts to learn human behavior, V.I.C.Is literal interpretation of speech and the familys efforts to disguise the robots true nature. Which show?
  29. 29. Q. 3• Small Wonder
  30. 30. Q. 4"I was answering some questions by a group of journalists when I saw this man coming towards me and I thought he wanted to ask me a question. I dont know what his intention was. It is up to the police whether they want to press charges against him or not...I am no judge to forgive him," agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, who is also the chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said reacting to the incident.Which incident is being talked about here?
  31. 31. Q. 4• Sharad Pawar getting slapped by Harvinder Singh
  32. 32. Q. 5• FITB
  33. 33. Q. 5
  34. 34. Q. 6• Connect
  35. 35. Q. 6• Super Bowl 2013
  36. 36. Q. 7• This bench is inspired from a very famous painting of which artist?
  37. 37. Q. 7• Salvador Dali’s ‘Persistence of Memory’
  38. 38. Q. 8• NASA recently created a special line of spacesuits for astronauts. Who is it inspired from?
  39. 39. Q. 8• Buzz Light Year
  40. 40. Q. 9• Google Doodle for what event?
  41. 41. Q. 9• Jagjit Singh’s 72nd Birthday
  42. 42. Q. 10• ID the advertiser
  43. 43. Q. 10• Starbucks
  44. 44. Q. 11• Samoa is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. At the end of December 2011, Samoa jumped forward by one day from 29 December to 31 December directly, omitting 30 December from the local calendar, is was designed to help the nation boost its economy by doing business with Australia and New Zealand. How did this jump occur?
  45. 45. Q. 11• Samoa shifted from the American side of the International Date Line to the Austrailian side.
  46. 46. Q. 12• This non-profit,self-regulatory assigns ratings to computer and video games based on their content, using judgment similar to the motion picture rating systems used in many countries. In addition, content descriptors explain specific types of content present in games. The ratings are intended to aid consumers in determining a games content and suitability. A games rating is generally displayed on its box, in its media, in advertisements, and on the games website. (Pic on next slide)
  47. 47. Q. 12• ESRB (Electronic Software Ratings Board)
  48. 48. Q. 13• Which company is being advertised here?
  49. 49. Q. 13• Audi
  50. 50. Q. 14• What distinct ‘play’ did these two achieve?
  51. 51. Q. 14• Only professional tennis players to appear on the Playboy cover.
  52. 52. Q. 15• The original working name for this group was “Knights of Walpurgis”. But later on it was changed because it did not seem to suit their typical attire of black hooded robes and masks with snake-like eye slits. The mask is shown here. ID this group.
  53. 53. Q. 15• The Death Eaters
  54. 54. Q. 16*• __X__ is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced __X__ to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal __X__ was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, __X__ is freed at last by the hero Heracles.
  55. 55. Q. 16*• Prometheus
  56. 56. Q. 17*• Founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, (Российская самолетостроительная корпорация «МиГ»), is a Russian joint stock company. Formerly Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич, МиГ), then simply Mikoyan, it is a Soviet design bureau.Its head office is in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. A particular line of it’s product has been dubbed as “flying coffins” or “widow makers” due to it’s frequent involvement in accidents. Which company?
  57. 57. Q. 17* MiG
  58. 58. Q. 18*• The ________ is a cricket batting stroke developed by a Sri Lankan batsman. The basis of the stroke is to go on one knee to a good length or slightly short of length delivery off a fast or medium paced bowler and scoop the ball over the head of the wicket keeper. The ball travels straight towards the boundary behind the wicket keeper. FITB
  59. 59. Q. 18*• The ‘Dilscoop’ or ‘Dilshan Scoop’ shot
  60. 60. Q. 19*• Drew Houston is the CEO and founder of Dropbox,an online storage and backup service. He tweeted this message in April,2012. In what context was this message tweeted?
  61. 61. Q. 19• Launch of Google Drive
  62. 62. Q. 20*• Founded in 1744 and headquartered in New York City. NYSE Ticker Symbol: BID Offers auction, finance, dealer, and wine options for art and jewelry lovers. Which multinational corporation?
  63. 63. Q. 20*• Sotheby’s
  64. 64. Finals commencing in a short while

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