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PRELIMS
RULES
● There are 20 questions in the prelims.
● One point for each correct answer. No
negative marking.
● Q3, 7, 11, 14 and 20 are star marked
questions and will be used to resolve ties.
● The decision of the QM is final and binding.
Q1. FITB. Why was it thrown?
A screen-printed, cardboard sculpture by Carol May valued at 350 Swiss
francs was thrown away by the janitorial staff at the Marco Polo Hongkong
Hotel, which hosted the Harbour Art Fair. Modelled after a _____ ____ (5,
4), with the smile switched out for a frowning face the artist named it
_______ ____ (7, 4) instead.
A. Unhappy Meal; He mistook it for trash
Q2. What is the mission called?
The video game franchise Hitman involves the player playing as an assassin
tasked with killing particular targets.
In one mission the player is tasked with killing a young musician on his birthday
and thus the mission is aptly titled after a pop-culture phenomenon. What is the
mission called?
A. Club 27
Q3. What is the functionality of these items?
A version of this item went viral on Twitter as a unique
collectible for a recently released film. Iterations of this kind
of collectible are well known as promotional tools as their
creative designs are also often enjoyed by consumers. What is
the functionality of these items?
A.3 They are Popcorn buckets
Q4*. What was the primate named?
In an attempt to disprove a famous linguist’s theory about language being innate
to humans, scientists experimented on a primate they named Nim _________ (8)
as they attempted to teach him how to speak complete sentences.
A.4 Nim Chimpsky (after Noam Chomsky)
Q5*. What is the name of the collective?
DJ Snake, Tchami, Mercer and Malaa created the collective ______ __ ______
(6, 2, 6), brought together by their love for electronic music. The name of the
collective is an apologetic idiom through which they also swear to represent
their nationality.
A.5 Pardon my French
Q6. ID X AND Y
X throwing is a bizarre international sport that started in Finland in the
year 2000, where participants throw Xs and are judged on distance or
technique. Amazingly, this country has taken what one might want to
throw in a fit of rage and made it into an annual event! This locale is
quite fitting as this country is the homeland of the multinational pioneer
Y.
A.6 X Mobile phones and Y Nokia
Q7. FITB
This term _____ (5) Parent was first introduced by Amy Chua in her 2011 book to
describe a fierce, authoritarian parenting style that places intense pressure on
children to push them towards success.
______ (6) Mom, a modern phrase is also used to refer to an unhealthy parenting
technique but was coined much more recently, inspired by Yolanda Hadid’s
unhealthy control on her daughters’ diets. In a conversation that aired on their
reality show, when her daughter complains about being really hungry, Yolanda
advises her to “Have a couple of _______ and chew them really well”
A.7 Tiger; Almond
Q8. FITB
_____ ______ (5, 6) is a common name for a refreshing citrus drink usually
consumed in Northern India made using orange and sweet lime juices.
Sometimes upon adding pineapple into this exciting confluence of flavours the
drink is also called _____ ______ _________ juice (5,6,9)
FITB
A.8 Ganga Jamuna and Saraswati
Q9. Who did Nike collab with?
An exclusive collaboration between
Nike SB and X was assembled last year.
Who did they collab with?
A.9 Powerpuff girls
Q10. ID X
It is said that the first version of X came about in the UK with the name 'Halma';
which gained widespread popularity especially in the US .Traditionally, X was
played on a square board with wooden pieces, rather than on a hexagram-
shaped one.
The origin of the current version of this strategical masterpiece can be pointed
towards Germany under the name "Stern-halma".It can be played by up to 6
players individually or in teams . It is said to require a lot of ladder hopping or
chain creation.
The name X originated in the US as a marketing gimmick by Bill and Jack
Pressman in 1928 . Having failed to launch X under the name Hop Ching
________
A.10 Chinese Checkers
Q11*. FITB
Recently, an Airline unveiled a campaign titled ______ ______ (6,6) in which a
series of Indian Classical and Folk dance forms were used to depict a part of
flight that invariably makes the passenger tune out. In this video each dancer
narrates a distinct section of the ______________ and conveys it using hand
gestures providing vital information in an engaging and culturally immersive
manner.
A.11 Safety Mudras
Q12*. What is the exhibition called?
____ ____ (4,4) is a photo exhibition by Rattana Vandy encapsulating the
natives’ with the deafening echo of loss. These water bodies created half a
decade ago are spread over a randomly across the country and still fill with toxic
water during rainfalls. Image follows.
A.12 Bomb Ponds
Q13. ID X and What were these unusual substitutes?
In the late 2000’s,then Chicago based X used an unusual substitute for
passengers to test and improve its Wi-Fi system. In this passenger seats on a
decommissioned plane were loaded with huge sacks of these substitutes for
several days as signal strengths were checked.
The reason behind their use was -they interact with electronic signals in a
similar way to humans making them the ideal stand-in for people.
In a nod to the humor in using these to solve a high-tech problem, researchers
dubbed the project Synthetic Personnel Using Dialectic Substitution.
A.13 Boeing and Potatoes
Q14. What did the sign reference to?
Last year, Georgia resident Timothy Mauck posted a photo which got viral. In the
image was a roadside sign, outside a Subway sandwich store in the suburb of
Savannah, Georgia, which displayed “Our Subs don’t__________”.
The move garnered widespread criticism for the fast-food chain on social media,
with many users deeming it highly inappropriate and stating that it was too soon
to make jokes of any kind on the subject.
A.14 Implode
Q15. ID X
X is an adage which states that: “If you write anything criticizing editing or
proofreading, there will be a fault of some type in what you have written.”
The name X is essentially an apt and rather deliberate modification of the more
popular original idea Y which is far more prevalent in pop culture.
A.15 Muphry’s Law
Q16. ID X
The X (6,3) is a popular traditional accessory made of straw. Originally, X was
made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata - a palm like plant.
They are light-coloured, lightweight and breathable, worn as accessories
especially in summers. Beginning from about the 1900s, these have become
popular as tropical and seaside accessories.
X is a misnomer since X is originally from Ecuador - while it got its name due to
its point of international sale.
A16. Panama Hat
Q17. What is the term?
This taboo term for a certain area found earliest mention in meeting notes for
Woman's Christian Temperance Union in US. Its widespread folk etymology
claims that it originated as railroad workers would carry a certain item to this
place, so that they could be easily spotted by their crew from a distance in case
of emergencies.
Another theory suggests that the workers of this place used to hold a certain
item, signifying that they are available to work, but it also served another
purpose of camouflaging inequalities on their face and skin, that could
potentially cost them their work.
A17. Red Light District
Q18. ID the term. (10,2,4)
The term for a group or collection of this particular species was rather uniquely
coined by CS Lewis as a part of his iconic series of books The Chronicles of
Narnia.
In his works, these observant species are wise creatures of the land that form a
council who meet to discuss the affairs of Narnia.
A18. Parliament of Owls
Q19. What is the genus name?
On the naming of a new genus of frogs from Madagascar, herpetologist Mark D
Sherz said, “It’s great that we were able to find a funny name that is also
informative; ____is not just amusing, but also an accurate descriptor.”
Members of the genus include ____mum, ____ature and ____scule.
Q19. Mini
*Q20. What is this feature ?
A bangladeshi family's pics went viral recently who apparently had the disease
of Adermatoglyphia. Adermatoglyphia refers to the condition where the affected
individuals have no X's.. This condition, colloquially termed the 'immigration
delay disease,' poses challenges for affected individuals in immigration
processes due to the absence of X’s.
A20. People affected by this condition have no fingerprints
ANSWERS
1. Unhappy Meal , they
thought that it was thrash
2.Club 27
3.Popcorn Buckets
4.Nim Chimpsky
5.Pardon my french
6.X-Mobile phones , Y-Nokia
7.Tiger , Almond
8.Ganga , Yamuna &
Saraswati
9.Powerpuff girls
10.Chinese Checkers
11.Safety mudras
12. Bomb ponds
13. Boeing , Potato
14. Implode
15. Muphry
16. Panama Hat
17. Red light district
18. Parliament of Owls
19. Mini
20. Affected people having
No Fingerprints

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LEFT_ON_C'N_ PRELIMS_EL_DORADO_2024.pptx

  • 2. RULES ● There are 20 questions in the prelims. ● One point for each correct answer. No negative marking. ● Q3, 7, 11, 14 and 20 are star marked questions and will be used to resolve ties. ● The decision of the QM is final and binding.
  • 3. Q1. FITB. Why was it thrown? A screen-printed, cardboard sculpture by Carol May valued at 350 Swiss francs was thrown away by the janitorial staff at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, which hosted the Harbour Art Fair. Modelled after a _____ ____ (5, 4), with the smile switched out for a frowning face the artist named it _______ ____ (7, 4) instead.
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  • 5. A. Unhappy Meal; He mistook it for trash
  • 6. Q2. What is the mission called? The video game franchise Hitman involves the player playing as an assassin tasked with killing particular targets. In one mission the player is tasked with killing a young musician on his birthday and thus the mission is aptly titled after a pop-culture phenomenon. What is the mission called?
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  • 9. Q3. What is the functionality of these items? A version of this item went viral on Twitter as a unique collectible for a recently released film. Iterations of this kind of collectible are well known as promotional tools as their creative designs are also often enjoyed by consumers. What is the functionality of these items?
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  • 12. A.3 They are Popcorn buckets
  • 13. Q4*. What was the primate named? In an attempt to disprove a famous linguist’s theory about language being innate to humans, scientists experimented on a primate they named Nim _________ (8) as they attempted to teach him how to speak complete sentences.
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  • 15. A.4 Nim Chimpsky (after Noam Chomsky)
  • 16. Q5*. What is the name of the collective? DJ Snake, Tchami, Mercer and Malaa created the collective ______ __ ______ (6, 2, 6), brought together by their love for electronic music. The name of the collective is an apologetic idiom through which they also swear to represent their nationality.
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  • 18. A.5 Pardon my French
  • 19. Q6. ID X AND Y X throwing is a bizarre international sport that started in Finland in the year 2000, where participants throw Xs and are judged on distance or technique. Amazingly, this country has taken what one might want to throw in a fit of rage and made it into an annual event! This locale is quite fitting as this country is the homeland of the multinational pioneer Y.
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  • 21. A.6 X Mobile phones and Y Nokia
  • 22. Q7. FITB This term _____ (5) Parent was first introduced by Amy Chua in her 2011 book to describe a fierce, authoritarian parenting style that places intense pressure on children to push them towards success. ______ (6) Mom, a modern phrase is also used to refer to an unhealthy parenting technique but was coined much more recently, inspired by Yolanda Hadid’s unhealthy control on her daughters’ diets. In a conversation that aired on their reality show, when her daughter complains about being really hungry, Yolanda advises her to “Have a couple of _______ and chew them really well”
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  • 25. Q8. FITB _____ ______ (5, 6) is a common name for a refreshing citrus drink usually consumed in Northern India made using orange and sweet lime juices. Sometimes upon adding pineapple into this exciting confluence of flavours the drink is also called _____ ______ _________ juice (5,6,9) FITB
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  • 27. A.8 Ganga Jamuna and Saraswati
  • 28. Q9. Who did Nike collab with? An exclusive collaboration between Nike SB and X was assembled last year. Who did they collab with?
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  • 31. Q10. ID X It is said that the first version of X came about in the UK with the name 'Halma'; which gained widespread popularity especially in the US .Traditionally, X was played on a square board with wooden pieces, rather than on a hexagram- shaped one. The origin of the current version of this strategical masterpiece can be pointed towards Germany under the name "Stern-halma".It can be played by up to 6 players individually or in teams . It is said to require a lot of ladder hopping or chain creation. The name X originated in the US as a marketing gimmick by Bill and Jack Pressman in 1928 . Having failed to launch X under the name Hop Ching ________
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  • 34. Q11*. FITB Recently, an Airline unveiled a campaign titled ______ ______ (6,6) in which a series of Indian Classical and Folk dance forms were used to depict a part of flight that invariably makes the passenger tune out. In this video each dancer narrates a distinct section of the ______________ and conveys it using hand gestures providing vital information in an engaging and culturally immersive manner.
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  • 37. Q12*. What is the exhibition called? ____ ____ (4,4) is a photo exhibition by Rattana Vandy encapsulating the natives’ with the deafening echo of loss. These water bodies created half a decade ago are spread over a randomly across the country and still fill with toxic water during rainfalls. Image follows.
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  • 41. Q13. ID X and What were these unusual substitutes? In the late 2000’s,then Chicago based X used an unusual substitute for passengers to test and improve its Wi-Fi system. In this passenger seats on a decommissioned plane were loaded with huge sacks of these substitutes for several days as signal strengths were checked. The reason behind their use was -they interact with electronic signals in a similar way to humans making them the ideal stand-in for people. In a nod to the humor in using these to solve a high-tech problem, researchers dubbed the project Synthetic Personnel Using Dialectic Substitution.
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  • 43. A.13 Boeing and Potatoes
  • 44. Q14. What did the sign reference to? Last year, Georgia resident Timothy Mauck posted a photo which got viral. In the image was a roadside sign, outside a Subway sandwich store in the suburb of Savannah, Georgia, which displayed “Our Subs don’t__________”. The move garnered widespread criticism for the fast-food chain on social media, with many users deeming it highly inappropriate and stating that it was too soon to make jokes of any kind on the subject.
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  • 47. Q15. ID X X is an adage which states that: “If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some type in what you have written.” The name X is essentially an apt and rather deliberate modification of the more popular original idea Y which is far more prevalent in pop culture.
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  • 50. Q16. ID X The X (6,3) is a popular traditional accessory made of straw. Originally, X was made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata - a palm like plant. They are light-coloured, lightweight and breathable, worn as accessories especially in summers. Beginning from about the 1900s, these have become popular as tropical and seaside accessories. X is a misnomer since X is originally from Ecuador - while it got its name due to its point of international sale.
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  • 53. Q17. What is the term? This taboo term for a certain area found earliest mention in meeting notes for Woman's Christian Temperance Union in US. Its widespread folk etymology claims that it originated as railroad workers would carry a certain item to this place, so that they could be easily spotted by their crew from a distance in case of emergencies. Another theory suggests that the workers of this place used to hold a certain item, signifying that they are available to work, but it also served another purpose of camouflaging inequalities on their face and skin, that could potentially cost them their work.
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  • 55. A17. Red Light District
  • 56. Q18. ID the term. (10,2,4) The term for a group or collection of this particular species was rather uniquely coined by CS Lewis as a part of his iconic series of books The Chronicles of Narnia. In his works, these observant species are wise creatures of the land that form a council who meet to discuss the affairs of Narnia.
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  • 59. Q19. What is the genus name? On the naming of a new genus of frogs from Madagascar, herpetologist Mark D Sherz said, “It’s great that we were able to find a funny name that is also informative; ____is not just amusing, but also an accurate descriptor.” Members of the genus include ____mum, ____ature and ____scule.
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  • 62. *Q20. What is this feature ? A bangladeshi family's pics went viral recently who apparently had the disease of Adermatoglyphia. Adermatoglyphia refers to the condition where the affected individuals have no X's.. This condition, colloquially termed the 'immigration delay disease,' poses challenges for affected individuals in immigration processes due to the absence of X’s.
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  • 64. A20. People affected by this condition have no fingerprints
  • 65. ANSWERS 1. Unhappy Meal , they thought that it was thrash 2.Club 27 3.Popcorn Buckets 4.Nim Chimpsky 5.Pardon my french 6.X-Mobile phones , Y-Nokia 7.Tiger , Almond 8.Ganga , Yamuna & Saraswati 9.Powerpuff girls 10.Chinese Checkers 11.Safety mudras 12. Bomb ponds 13. Boeing , Potato 14. Implode 15. Muphry 16. Panama Hat 17. Red light district 18. Parliament of Owls 19. Mini 20. Affected people having No Fingerprints