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Siruseri Open Quiz 57
TCS Chennai
6th May 2016
FINALS
Researched and Conducted by Daivik De
The Exile is a book by Navtej Sarna,
an Indian diplomat and former ambassador to
Israel,
published in 2008.
It is based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh,
the last Maharaja of the Sikh empire.
The book gained a sudden resurgence in India
as it details a certain action of Maharaja of
Duleep Singh in 1849,which has caused a huge
brouhaha in recent times.
ANSWER
How the Kohinoor was taken from
India to Britain
Legendary pop superstar Prince who
breathed his last on April 2016, became an
international sensation in the 1980s, when he
popularised the Minneapolis sound of
danceable funk.
He changed his stage name in 1993 for a for
a few years to an unpronounceable symbol
dubbed the ‘Love symbol’ to remove himself
from contractual obligations.
Why did he do so?
ANSWER
Warner Bros. trademarked the word
‘Prince’
‘Kaum De Heere’ (Heroes of the Nation)
is a Punjabi movie which is barred from
release in India.
Many Sikhs believe that the film is the true
depiction of the Sikh's community feelings
against atrocities but many depict it as a
glorification of a shameful event.
What is the movie based on?
ANSWER
Assassination of Indira Gandhi
‘Komi-Bashi’, ‘Neburi-Bashi’, ‘Nigiri-Bashi’ are considered as
crimes in Japan as they regard these insulting to their culture.
The crimes are mostly committed using bamboo, wood and
plastic.
How are these crimes committed?
ANSWER
Forbidden Behaviour with chopsticks
Neburi Bashi- lick the tips of chopsticks
Nigiri Bashi- to hold two sticks by grasping them (consider
an action of attack)
Part of Russian folk life and frequently occurring in it’s literature
and art,
the most famous portrayal of Russian boxing is in Mikhail
Lermontov's poem,
‘The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov’,
where it takes place as a form of honour duel between a
government police agent and a merchant.
How is Russian boxing different from traditional boxing?
ANSWER
Bare knuckle boxing
Dothraki is a constructed fictional language in George R. R.
Martin's fantasy novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and its
television adaptation Game of Thrones.
The language comprises of more than 3000 words, not all of
which have been made public.
In 2012, 146 new-born girls in the U.S. were named
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
the Dothraki term for the wife of a ruler,
and the title adopted in the series by Daenerys Targaryen.
FITB.
ANSWER
Khaleesi
1985 is a novel by Anthony Burgess
set in the future
in which the trade unions have become so
powerful that they exert full control over
society.
Which work is it intended as a tribute to ?
ANSWER
George Orwell’s ‘1984’
As a result of the logical evolution in
user interface design,
why is this symbol used as the ‘Power
button’ on all electronic devices?
ANSWER
Deriving itself from the Binary Number System, 1 (or the
vertical line) stands for power On whereas 0 (or the circle)
indicates power Off.
To create the symbol for a Single On/Off button,
the "1" and "0" symbols were super-imposed and merged
each other to create the universally recognized power symbol
currently in use.
Boko Haram is an Islamic terrorist
group based in north-eastern Nigeria
having influence in a lot of North
African countries.
The word ‘Haram’ in Arabic means
forbidden
while ‘Boko’ in Hausa language
translates as ‘fake’.
What do they refer to as fake?
ANSWER
Western Education
This ‘sport’ gained public attention in
recent years due to the stardom of
Takeru Kobayashi (53 in 12 mins) and
Joey Chestnut (61 in 10 mins) but the
current reigning champion is Matt
Stonie (62 in 10 mins).
The most popular event of its kind
being organised by American company
‘Natham’s Famous’,
which ‘sport’ is this?
ANSWER
Competitive Eating
Francisco Lazaro was the first Portuguese
Olympic marathon runner in the nation's first
ever Olympic Games. (1912 Summer Olympics,
Stockholm)
His actual job was as a carpenter in an
automobile factory in Lisbon.
Prior to the Olympics he had run and won three
national marathon championships.
With what unfortunate Olympic trivia is he
associated?
ANSWER
First athlete to die during an
Olympic event
ID the painter who often paints
religious themes backed by his
own belief in ‘oneness of Gods.’
ANSWER
Salman Khan
In the recently concluded 2016 ICC World Twenty20,
Virat Kohli was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’,
but a Bangladeshi and a Afghan player
had most runs and most wickets in the tournament respectively.
Name both.
ANSWER
Tamim Iqbal Mohammad Nabi
Sachin Tendulkar launching ‘Digibank’ which claims itself to be
‘India’s first mobile only bank’.
Which bank is behind ‘Digibank’?
ANSWER
General Quiz- SOQ 57 Finals-Siruseri Quiz Club- TCS Chennai
Palacio de Sal is a hotel built of salt blocks
located at the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the
world's largest salt flat, in Bolivia.
The hotel faced slow degradation due to a
bad habit of the tourists staying in it and
thus now, they have a rule prohibiting the
action
.
What action is prohibited officially?
ANSWER
Licking the wall!
Janus is the Roman god of doorways and
passages.
He is depicted as having two faces- one
looking forward and the other looking
backward.
Julius Caesar named something on him
and started a celebration which is
followed till date.
What is named after this Roman god?
ANSWER
January month
What is special about this Coca-Cola can?
(It came into news in 1985 for being the first to achieve
something unique)
ANSWER
First soft drink to go to space.
Astronauts tasted it aboard
Space Shuttle Challenger
This term was coined in Britain in1895 while arguing the case for
whole new meal, mainly for Saturday night partygoers.
Which fashionable term thus came into being,
now used by a lot of eateries offering discounts?
ANSWER
Brunch
Tidal is a subscription-based music
streaming service which claims to pay the
highest percentage of royalties to music
artists and songwriters within the music
streaming market .
Who acquired it in March 2015 and
started a mass-marketing campaign to
relaunch it using "#TIDALforAll?
ANSWER
Jay- Z
Abbas Kazmi first came to Mumbai as an
aspiring actor and worked in a few films such
as Anjaan Rahen, with Feroz Khan and Asha
Parekh.
He found little success in acting and switched
career.
His claim to fame finally came in the year 2009,
but in a completely different field for which he
frequently had to defend himself saying that
he was just doing his professional duty
sincerely.
How did he come into limelight?
ANSWER
Lawyer who represented
Ajmal Kasab
The X Memorial Award is an international children's literary
award established in 2002 to honour the author X
who passed away in 2002.
The prize money is approximately 3.9 crores in Indian
currency,
making it the richest award in children's literature and one of
the richest literary prize in the world.
Who is X?
ANSWER
Astrid Lindgren
Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group which
owns businesses such as Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People
Pictures. However his biggest venture was launched in 1997
after he met a broker in India who went door to door carrying
biodata in his suitcase.
Mittal figured an online medium would increase a person's
chances of finding the right customer.
This business is now estimated to be about 1.5 billion Indian
rupees.
What?
ANSWER
.com
DanChurch Aid, a local NGO with the help of crowdfunding, set up
a first of its kind supermarket in Copenhagen called the “Wefood”.
This supermarket aims to sell products, 1.3 billion metric tonnes of
which is produced every year.
What do they sell at half the original rate?
ANSWER
Expired food products
This is the Dilli Darwaza,
the main gate of Shaniwar Wada,
seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha
empire.
Each pane of the gate has seventy-two
sharp twelve-inch steel spikes arranged in a
grid, situated at a height above the ground.
What was the primary purpose of this
design?
ANSWER
To discourage elephants from charging the
gates
Some immediate aftereffects of what?
• Variants of it were used by BJP and Congress in their campaigns during
2012 assembly elections.
• Top business schools like IIMs conducted studies to figure out the
science behind the popularity.
• Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited the man behind it for
the dinner party along with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in
his New Delhi residence to discuss its craze in Japan.
ANSWER
Why this Kolaveri Di?

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General Quiz- SOQ 57 Finals-Siruseri Quiz Club- TCS Chennai

  • 1. Siruseri Open Quiz 57 TCS Chennai 6th May 2016 FINALS Researched and Conducted by Daivik De
  • 2. The Exile is a book by Navtej Sarna, an Indian diplomat and former ambassador to Israel, published in 2008. It is based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of the Sikh empire. The book gained a sudden resurgence in India as it details a certain action of Maharaja of Duleep Singh in 1849,which has caused a huge brouhaha in recent times.
  • 4. How the Kohinoor was taken from India to Britain
  • 5. Legendary pop superstar Prince who breathed his last on April 2016, became an international sensation in the 1980s, when he popularised the Minneapolis sound of danceable funk. He changed his stage name in 1993 for a for a few years to an unpronounceable symbol dubbed the ‘Love symbol’ to remove himself from contractual obligations. Why did he do so?
  • 7. Warner Bros. trademarked the word ‘Prince’
  • 8. ‘Kaum De Heere’ (Heroes of the Nation) is a Punjabi movie which is barred from release in India. Many Sikhs believe that the film is the true depiction of the Sikh's community feelings against atrocities but many depict it as a glorification of a shameful event. What is the movie based on?
  • 11. ‘Komi-Bashi’, ‘Neburi-Bashi’, ‘Nigiri-Bashi’ are considered as crimes in Japan as they regard these insulting to their culture. The crimes are mostly committed using bamboo, wood and plastic. How are these crimes committed?
  • 13. Forbidden Behaviour with chopsticks Neburi Bashi- lick the tips of chopsticks Nigiri Bashi- to hold two sticks by grasping them (consider an action of attack)
  • 14. Part of Russian folk life and frequently occurring in it’s literature and art, the most famous portrayal of Russian boxing is in Mikhail Lermontov's poem, ‘The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov’, where it takes place as a form of honour duel between a government police agent and a merchant. How is Russian boxing different from traditional boxing?
  • 17. Dothraki is a constructed fictional language in George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. The language comprises of more than 3000 words, not all of which have been made public. In 2012, 146 new-born girls in the U.S. were named _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the Dothraki term for the wife of a ruler, and the title adopted in the series by Daenerys Targaryen. FITB.
  • 20. 1985 is a novel by Anthony Burgess set in the future in which the trade unions have become so powerful that they exert full control over society. Which work is it intended as a tribute to ?
  • 23. As a result of the logical evolution in user interface design, why is this symbol used as the ‘Power button’ on all electronic devices?
  • 25. Deriving itself from the Binary Number System, 1 (or the vertical line) stands for power On whereas 0 (or the circle) indicates power Off. To create the symbol for a Single On/Off button, the "1" and "0" symbols were super-imposed and merged each other to create the universally recognized power symbol currently in use.
  • 26. Boko Haram is an Islamic terrorist group based in north-eastern Nigeria having influence in a lot of North African countries. The word ‘Haram’ in Arabic means forbidden while ‘Boko’ in Hausa language translates as ‘fake’. What do they refer to as fake?
  • 29. This ‘sport’ gained public attention in recent years due to the stardom of Takeru Kobayashi (53 in 12 mins) and Joey Chestnut (61 in 10 mins) but the current reigning champion is Matt Stonie (62 in 10 mins). The most popular event of its kind being organised by American company ‘Natham’s Famous’, which ‘sport’ is this?
  • 32. Francisco Lazaro was the first Portuguese Olympic marathon runner in the nation's first ever Olympic Games. (1912 Summer Olympics, Stockholm) His actual job was as a carpenter in an automobile factory in Lisbon. Prior to the Olympics he had run and won three national marathon championships. With what unfortunate Olympic trivia is he associated?
  • 34. First athlete to die during an Olympic event
  • 35. ID the painter who often paints religious themes backed by his own belief in ‘oneness of Gods.’
  • 38. In the recently concluded 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Virat Kohli was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’, but a Bangladeshi and a Afghan player had most runs and most wickets in the tournament respectively. Name both.
  • 41. Sachin Tendulkar launching ‘Digibank’ which claims itself to be ‘India’s first mobile only bank’. Which bank is behind ‘Digibank’?
  • 44. Palacio de Sal is a hotel built of salt blocks located at the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, in Bolivia. The hotel faced slow degradation due to a bad habit of the tourists staying in it and thus now, they have a rule prohibiting the action . What action is prohibited officially?
  • 47. Janus is the Roman god of doorways and passages. He is depicted as having two faces- one looking forward and the other looking backward. Julius Caesar named something on him and started a celebration which is followed till date. What is named after this Roman god?
  • 50. What is special about this Coca-Cola can? (It came into news in 1985 for being the first to achieve something unique)
  • 52. First soft drink to go to space. Astronauts tasted it aboard Space Shuttle Challenger
  • 53. This term was coined in Britain in1895 while arguing the case for whole new meal, mainly for Saturday night partygoers. Which fashionable term thus came into being, now used by a lot of eateries offering discounts?
  • 56. Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming service which claims to pay the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market . Who acquired it in March 2015 and started a mass-marketing campaign to relaunch it using "#TIDALforAll?
  • 59. Abbas Kazmi first came to Mumbai as an aspiring actor and worked in a few films such as Anjaan Rahen, with Feroz Khan and Asha Parekh. He found little success in acting and switched career. His claim to fame finally came in the year 2009, but in a completely different field for which he frequently had to defend himself saying that he was just doing his professional duty sincerely. How did he come into limelight?
  • 62. The X Memorial Award is an international children's literary award established in 2002 to honour the author X who passed away in 2002. The prize money is approximately 3.9 crores in Indian currency, making it the richest award in children's literature and one of the richest literary prize in the world. Who is X?
  • 65. Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group which owns businesses such as Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People Pictures. However his biggest venture was launched in 1997 after he met a broker in India who went door to door carrying biodata in his suitcase. Mittal figured an online medium would increase a person's chances of finding the right customer. This business is now estimated to be about 1.5 billion Indian rupees. What?
  • 67. .com
  • 68. DanChurch Aid, a local NGO with the help of crowdfunding, set up a first of its kind supermarket in Copenhagen called the “Wefood”. This supermarket aims to sell products, 1.3 billion metric tonnes of which is produced every year. What do they sell at half the original rate?
  • 71. This is the Dilli Darwaza, the main gate of Shaniwar Wada, seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha empire. Each pane of the gate has seventy-two sharp twelve-inch steel spikes arranged in a grid, situated at a height above the ground. What was the primary purpose of this design?
  • 73. To discourage elephants from charging the gates
  • 74. Some immediate aftereffects of what? • Variants of it were used by BJP and Congress in their campaigns during 2012 assembly elections. • Top business schools like IIMs conducted studies to figure out the science behind the popularity. • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited the man behind it for the dinner party along with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in his New Delhi residence to discuss its craze in Japan.