Gen quiz(Avensis 2014) prelims

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  1. 1. Q U I Z M A S T E R S S H I VA M G A U R V I K A S P R A S A D T U S H A R M A L H OT R A
  2. 2. RULES 25 Questions All electronic gadgets to be turned OFF! Best six teams qualify for the final No negative marking In the event of a tie amongst the competing teams, * marked questions shall be used for resolution of ties PS – Quizmasters are always right! F O O T E R T E X T 2
  3. 3. Q1 According to Hindu Mythology , what was created when ‘Vayu’ the wind god broke the top of Mount Meru?
  4. 4. Q2 X were Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance- like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word Y. (It is also the name of an Eminem song :P ) Give me X and Y??
  5. 5. *Q3 The people of the Yaohnanen tribe in Vanuatu revere X as a god, and every year on his birthday they host a celebration in the hope that he will visit them. They tell stories of his "exploits": that X was a captain of a warship, a cowboy, a great sorcerer who seduced a white queen. The chief of the tribe Jack arranged for a traditional club to be sent to X’s place as a gift. X responded by posing for a photograph while holding the club, and signing the picture. Ever since, it has been the centrepiece in a shrine in the simple village on a mountainside. ID X
  6. 6. Q4 Zeus, Percival and Constance were some of the names considered for this, but were eventually disregarded. On 14 March 1930, Falconer Madan, a former librarian at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, read a bit of news in The Times. During the course of a conversation with his granddaughter Venetia Burney, an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, who was interested in classical mythology as well as astronomy, she suggested a name. And it stuck. What did Venetia name?
  7. 7. Q5 X is obsessed with Y. Over the years, his habit of using has developed not only into a personal trademark, but also into an industry cliché. X gives three reasons for for using Y:- He has a terrible memory and using the technique Y helps him in remembering names. Y makes the names more memorable and he really likes Y!. ID X and Y
  8. 8. Q6 X reached a record of having won the maximum career prize money of 80mn $. Y always has been living in his shadows until recently when he overtook him and gained respect all over the globe as a breakthrough of a lifetime. Critics believe this rise has been because of constant support and guidance of X. Identify X, Y and the exact sport.
  9. 9. Q7 X and Y are arch nemesis of each other. X enlisted in the US army at mere age of 16 lying about his age. It has been found that he has the capability of using 90% of his brain at a time which is 8 times higher than the average human brain can think and process. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern warfare tactics involving guns, swords you name it. On the contrary Y believes in the old warfare tactics relying on his staple and clutch weapon Z which has been found to serve a multitude of functions and saving his arse from time to time. Y has been found to be capable enough to use X’s weapons though he prefers Z substantially over others. Identify X, Y and Z
  10. 10. Q8 X began his career as a television artist playing minor roles till 1987 until he rose to prominence from his roles in television series Tara in 1993. This person gained a lot of popularity of late without any rhyme and reason and trended worldwide a lot all over Facebook and Twitter? ID X
  11. 11. Q9 X is an internet slang term interpretted as a style or presence which excludes confidence and sometimes may be taken as arrogance. X was used in 1800s for stolen goods or booty. It was also used to describe the way some Scots walked. The earliest documented use of X is in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream written in 1590s. The modern day use of the word originated from Tumblr to describe someone with 'class'. Since then, X has heavily been used in hip hop lyrics by rappers like Jay-z and Will Ferell. The following is a tweet by Ferell using the word X.(image Q1) Identify X.
  12. 12. Q10 Which collection of people are described as dense, super dense and hyper dense crush loads?
  13. 13. *Q11 What’s her claim to fame?
  14. 14. Q12 X was a pitcher for the university's baseball team, and he threw such a great curveball that Major League Baseball teams began sending scouts to check him out. The Pittsburgh Pirates even sent a few of their players to test out the young pitcher. In 1949, the then New York Giants even offered him a contract to come play baseball in the United State with a signing bonus of 5000 $.ID X.
  15. 15. Q13 In 390 BC, the Gauls launched a siege against Rome. The story goes that a flock of Juno’s sacred geese began to make a racket as the Gauls tried to sneak up on the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, warning the Romans and saving the day The significance of this is that the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, which was dedicated to the Capitoline triad deities of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Since the geese belonged to Juno the roman gave her the epitaph of ‘juno who warns’or ‘juno who protects funds’ as the temple was a place were gold, silver ,bronze coins were kept. From this epitaph of hers we get a very commonly word in day to day usage. ID the word.
  16. 16. Q14 This team started making games for iOS and android ,but their first breakthrough came when they developed the game angry Anna which went viral and was played by a million people around the globe. They moved on to a different field and now have a good presence on Facebook and use incidents from day to day life. what am i talking about??
  17. 17. Q15 X became estranged with his first wife as his successes and world travel took a toll on their married life. He proposed a contract in which they could continue to live together which ran as: "Conditions." A. You will make sure 1. That my clothes and laundry are kept in good order; 2. That I will receive my three meals regularly in my room; 3. That my bedroom and study are kept neat, and especially that my desk is left for my use only. B. You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons... X was a known womanizer who had several affairs, had a child out of wedlock and even considered marrying his wife’s daughter from a previous marriage! ID X.
  18. 18. Q16 X was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century who's life has been the subject of many biographies and is associated with one of the most iconic products of the 20th century fashion industry. But what many may don't know is that X was a Nazi spy with the code name ‘westminister’ committing to the German cause as early as 1941, becoming a paid agent of General Walter Schellenberg, chief of SS intelligence. ID X.
  19. 19. Q17 X was originally going to be called Pequod, after the whaling ship in Herman Melville’s classic novel Y. When that idea was rejected, the company settled instead on X, the name of the first mate on the Pequod. ID X and Y
  20. 20. *Q18 W was developed by a group of pharmaceutical chemists at Sandwich, a research facility of X in London. It was initially formulated to treat hypertension angina pectoris (a symptom of ischaemic heart disease) and chest pains caused from the inadequacy of the blood circulation to the heart. when it was tested on subjects it had very little effects on treating angina, but marked significant changes in some other part of the body. After the clinical trials and the discovery that W was good for patients suffering from Y ,X decided to commercialise the drug and with the market name Z. ID W,X,Y and Z
  21. 21. Q19 Which is the only brand Kishore Kumar ever endorsed?
  22. 22. Q20. Who is this lady and what is her claim to fame ?
  23. 23. Q21 Where will u find a punchra,chir,kanihai ,patti, aanchra, peta,dhadi and kinar?
  24. 24. Q22 Connect.
  25. 25. Q23 Identify the source: Meera Jain: I’ve been in your shoes. i didn’t get a scholarship like you but I am from a village near amravati... mun used to drive me nuts with her wear-a-salwar-kameez-because-its-tradition talk. Pavitr Prabhakar(later): face it,Prabhakar. Shah Rukh Khan you’re not.
  26. 26. *Q24 The poet W.H Auden described it thus: shut up in a lonely mansion, with police night and day patrolling the gardens to keep the assassins at away, he got down to work, to the task of setting the fate, of millions…….. who is being described here?
  27. 27. Q25 What is common between IOC, ONGC, SBI, Tata motors, Tata steel, Reliance industries, Bharat petroleum and Hindustan petroleum?
  28. 28. *Q26 He was a lover of literature and art. He ruled for four years until he had a fatal accident while playing chaugan (polo). His horse fell and he was impaled on the pommel of his saddle. His early death prevented him completing his plans for organizing his kingdom and establishing a sound administration. He built the Quwwat-ul- Islam mosque in Delhi.
  29. 29. Q27 The origin of this phrase is attributed to the native Americans as when negotiating peace, they buried all their weapons; their tomahawks, scalping knives and clubs. Apart from showing their good faith, simultaneously it made it impossible for them to go on fighting. ID the phrase
  30. 30. *Q28 This photo was taken by Thomas Hoepker , a German born photographer.. The photograph shows a collection of Americans relaxing and enjoying a conversation while X incident happened in the background. Hoepker did not publish the image for five years because he was concerned with the message. In 2006, the picture caused controversy in the American media. What is the incident X which is blanked out in the pic?
  31. 31. Q29. The X (Arabic meaning Damascus Gate), the largest restaurant in the world, is a family owned restaurant in Y, that opened in 2002. The structure cost $40 million to construct and is owned by Muhannad Samman. The restaurant has a 54,000 sq-m dining area, 2,500 sq-m kitchen, can serve 6,014 people, and during peak operation, 1,800 staff are employed. The restaurant has features such as waterfalls, fountains and replicas of archaeological ruins of Y, and six culinary themed sections for Indian, Chinese, Arab, Iranian, Middle Eastern and Y Cuisine. The restaurant received the title as the largest restaurant in the world by the Guinness World Records on May 29, 2008, taking the title from the Mang Gorn Luang or Royal Dragon restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, which caters to up to 5,000 diners. Give X and Y.
  32. 32. 30. The X originated in the Middle East (where it is known as ______) prior to the 10th century. Abolfazl Beyhaqi (995-1077), an Iranian historian mentioned it in his history, Tarikh-e Beyhaghi.It was introduced to the Arabian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th century by traders from the region.Amir Khusro (1253–1325), a scholar and the royal poet of the Delhi Sultanate, wrote in around 1300 that the princes and nobles enjoyed the “X prepared from meat, ghee, onion and so on". Ibn Battuta, the 14th-century traveller and explorer, describes a meal at the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq, where the sambusak, a small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachio, walnuts and spices, was served before the third course, of pulao. Give me X
  33. 33. Answers follow Cutoff : 14.5
  34. 34. Q1 According to Hindu Mythology , what was created when ‘Vayu’ the wind god broke the top of Mount Meru?
  35. 35. ANSWER SRILANKA
  36. 36. Q2 X were Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance- like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word Y. (It is also the name of an Eminem song :P ) Give me X and Y??
  37. 37. ANSWER X=BERSERKER Y=BERSERK
  38. 38. *Q3 The people of the Yaohnanen tribe in Vanuatu revere X as a god, and every year on his birthday they host a celebration in the hope that he will visit them. They tell stories of his "exploits": that X was a captain of a warship, a cowboy, a great sorcerer who seduced a white queen. The chief of the tribe Jack arranged for a traditional club to be sent to X’s place as a gift. X responded by posing for a photograph while holding the club, and signing the picture. Ever since, it has been the centrepiece in a shrine in the simple village on a mountainside. ID X
  39. 39. ANSWER X=PRINCE PHILIPS
  40. 40. Q4 Zeus, Percival and Constance were some of the names considered for this, but were eventually disregarded. On 14 March 1930, Falconer Madan, a former librarian at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, read a bit of news in The Times. During the course of a conversation with his granddaughter Venetia Burney, an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, who was interested in classical mythology as well as astronomy, she suggested a name. And it stuck. What did Venetia name?
  41. 41. ANSWER PLUTO
  42. 42. Q5 X is obsessed with Y. Over the years, his habit of using has developed not only into a personal trademark, but also into an industry cliché. X gives three reasons for for using Y:- He has a terrible memory and using the technique Y helps him in remembering names. Y makes the names more memorable and he really likes Y!. ID X and Y
  43. 43. ANSWER X= STAN LEE Y=ALLITERATION
  44. 44. Q6 X reached a record of having won the maximum career prize money of 80mn $. Y always has been living in his shadows until recently when he overtook him and gained respect all over the globe as a breakthrough of a lifetime. Critics believe this rise has been because of constant support and guidance of X. Identify X, Y and the exact sport.
  45. 45. ANSWER X= ROGER FEDERER Y=STANISLAS WAWRINKA SPORT= LAWN TENNIS
  46. 46. Q7 X and Y are arch nemesis of each other. X enlisted in the US army at mere age of 16 lying about his age. It has been found that he has the capability of using 90% of his brain at a time which is 8 times higher than the average human brain can think and process. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern warfare tactics involving guns, swords you name it. On the contrary Y believes in the old warfare tactics relying on his staple and clutch weapon Z which has been found to serve a multitude of functions and saving his arse from time to time. Y has been found to be capable enough to use X’s weapons though he prefers Z substantially over others. Identify X, Y and Z
  47. 47. ANSWER X= SLADE WILSON (DEATH STROKE) Y=OLIVER QUEEN (GREEN ARROW) Z= BOW AND ARROW
  48. 48. Q8 X began his career as a television artist playing minor roles till 1987 until he rose to prominence from his roles in television series Tara in 1993. This person gained a lot of popularity of late without any rhyme and reason and trended worldwide a lot all over Facebook and Twitter? ID X
  49. 49. ANSWER X= ALOK NATH
  50. 50. Q9 X is an internet slang term interpretted as a style or presence which excludes confidence and sometimes may be taken as arrogance. X was used in 1800s for stolen goods or booty. It was also used to describe the way some Scots walked. The earliest documented use of X is in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream written in 1590s. The modern day use of the word originated from Tumblr to describe someone with 'class'. Since then, X has heavily been used in hip hop lyrics by rappers like Jay-z and Will Ferell. The following is a tweet by Ferell using the word X.(image Q1) Identify X.
  51. 51. ANSWER SWAG
  52. 52. Q10 Which collection of people are described as dense, super dense and hyper dense crush loads?
  53. 53. ANSWER COMMUTERS IN MUMBAI’S SUBURBAN RAILWAYS
  54. 54. *Q11 What’s her claim to fame?
  55. 55. ANSWER ( SUSAN BENNETT ) VOICE ACTOR BEHIND APPLE’S IPHONE’S SIRI
  56. 56. Q12 X was a pitcher for the university's baseball team, and he threw such a great curveball that Major League Baseball teams began sending scouts to check him out. The Pittsburgh Pirates even sent a few of their players to test out the young pitcher. In 1949, the then New York Giants even offered him a contract to come play baseball in the United State with a signing bonus of 5000 $.ID X.
  57. 57. ANSWER X= FIDEL CASTRO
  58. 58. Q13 In 390 BC, the Gauls launched a siege against Rome. The story goes that a flock of Juno’s sacred geese began to make a racket as the Gauls tried to sneak up on the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, warning the Romans and saving the day The significance of this is that the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, which was dedicated to the Capitoline triad deities of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Since the geese belonged to Juno the roman gave her the epitaph of ‘juno who warns’or ‘juno who protects funds’ as the temple was a place were gold, silver ,bronze coins were kept. From this epitaph of hers we get a very commonly word in day to day usage. ID the word.
  59. 59. ANSWER MONEY
  60. 60. Q14 This team started making games for iOS and android ,but their first breakthrough came when they developed the game angry Anna which went viral and was played by a million people around the globe. They moved on to a different field and now have a good presence on Facebook and use incidents from day to day life. what am i talking about??
  61. 61. ANSWER GARBAGE BIN
  62. 62. Q15 X became estranged with his first wife as his successes and world travel took a toll on their married life. He proposed a contract in which they could continue to live together which ran as: "Conditions." A. You will make sure 1. That my clothes and laundry are kept in good order; 2. That I will receive my three meals regularly in my room; 3. That my bedroom and study are kept neat, and especially that my desk is left for my use only. B. You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons... X was a known womanizer who had several affairs, had a child out of wedlock and even considered marrying his wife’s daughter from a previous marriage! ID X.
  63. 63. ANSWER X= ALBERT EINSTIEN
  64. 64. Q16 X was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century who's life has been the subject of many biographies and is associated with one of the most iconic products of the 20th century fashion industry. But what many may don't know is that X was a Nazi spy with the code name ‘westminister’ committing to the German cause as early as 1941, becoming a paid agent of General Walter Schellenberg, chief of SS intelligence. ID X.
  65. 65. ANSWER X= COCO CHANEL
  66. 66. Q17 X was originally going to be called Pequod, after the whaling ship in Herman Melville’s classic novel Y. When that idea was rejected, the company settled instead on X, the name of the first mate on the Pequod. ID X and Y
  67. 67. ANSWER X=STARBUCKS Y=MOBI DICK
  68. 68. *Q18 W was developed by a group of pharmaceutical chemists at Sandwich, a research facility of X in London. It was initially formulated to treat hypertension angina pectoris (a symptom of ischaemic heart disease) and chest pains caused from the inadequacy of the blood circulation to the heart. when it was tested on subjects it had very little effects on treating angina, but marked significant changes in some other part of the body. After the clinical trials and the discovery that W was good for patients suffering from Y ,X decided to commercialise the drug and with the market name Z. ID W,X,Y and Z
  69. 69. ANSWER W= SIDENAFIL X=PFIZER Y=ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Z=VIAGRA
  70. 70. Q19 Which is the only brand Kishore Kumar ever endorsed?
  71. 71. ANSWER BRYLCREAM
  72. 72. Q20. Who is this lady and what is her claim to fame ?
  73. 73. MEGNA PATEL,PROMISED TO STRIP IF BJP WINS THE ELECTIONS OF 2014
  74. 74. Q21 Where will u find a punchra,chir,kanihai ,patti, aanchra, peta,dhadi and kinar?
  75. 75. ANSWER SARI
  76. 76. Q22 Connect.
  77. 77. ANSWER VARIOUS CRICKET DELIVERIES Beamer Flipper Carom Ball
  78. 78. Q23 Identify the source: Meera Jain: I’ve been in your shoes. i didn’t get a scholarship like you but I am from a village near amravati... mun used to drive me nuts with her wear-a-salwar-kameez-because-its-tradition talk. Pavitr Prabhakar(later): face it,Prabhakar. Shah Rukh Khan you’re not.
  79. 79. ANSWER INDIAN SPIDERMAN
  80. 80. *Q24 The poet W.H Auden described it thus: shut up in a lonely mansion, with police night and day patrolling the gardens to keep the assassins at away, he got down to work, to the task of setting the fate, of millions…….. who is being described here?
  81. 81. ANSWER SIR CYRIL RADCLIFFE ( Drew the map of divided India )
  82. 82. Q25 What is common between IOC, ONGC, SBI, Tata motors, Tata steel, Reliance industries, Bharat petroleum and Hindustan petroleum?
  83. 83. ANSWER THEY ARE THE ONLY INDIAN COMPANIES IN FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 LIST
  84. 84. *Q26 He was a lover of literature and art. He ruled for four years until he had a fatal accident while playing chaugan (polo). His horse fell and he was impaled on the pommel of his saddle. His early death prevented him completing his plans for organizing his kingdom and establishing a sound administration. He built the Quwwat-ul- Islam mosque in Delhi.
  85. 85. ANSWER Qutubudin Aibak
  86. 86. Q27 The origin of this phrase is attributed to the native Americans as when negotiating peace, they buried all their weapons; their tomahawks, scalping knives and clubs. Apart from showing their good faith, simultaneously it made it impossible for them to go on fighting. ID the phrase
  87. 87. ANSWER BURY THE HATCHET
  88. 88. *Q28 This photo was taken by Thomas Hoepker , a German born photographer.. The photograph shows a collection of Americans relaxing and enjoying a conversation while X incident happened in the background. Hoepker did not publish the image for five years because he was concerned with the message. In 2006, the picture caused controversy in the American media. What is the incident X which is blanked out in the pic?
  89. 89. ANSWER X=9/11 ATTACKS
  90. 90. Q29. The X (Arabic meaning Damascus Gate), the largest restaurant in the world, is a family owned restaurant in Y, that opened in 2002. The structure cost $40 million to construct and is owned by Muhannad Samman. The restaurant has a 54,000 sq-m dining area, 2,500 sq-m kitchen, can serve 6,014 people, and during peak operation, 1,800 staff are employed. The restaurant has features such as waterfalls, fountains and replicas of archaeological ruins of Y, and six culinary themed sections for Indian, Chinese, Arab, Iranian, Middle Eastern and Y Cuisine. The restaurant received the title as the largest restaurant in the world by the Guinness World Records on May 29, 2008, taking the title from the Mang Gorn Luang or Royal Dragon restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, which caters to up to 5,000 diners. Give X and Y.
  91. 91. X - Bawabet Dimashq Y – Syria (Damascus)
  92. 92. 30. The X originated in the Middle East (where it is known as ______) prior to the 10th century. Abolfazl Beyhaqi (995-1077), an Iranian historian mentioned it in his history, Tarikh-e Beyhaghi.It was introduced to the Arabian subcontinent in the 13th or 14th century by traders from the region.Amir Khusro (1253–1325), a scholar and the royal poet of the Delhi Sultanate, wrote in around 1300 that the princes and nobles enjoyed the “X prepared from meat, ghee, onion and so on". Ibn Battuta, the 14th-century traveller and explorer, describes a meal at the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq, where the sambusak, a small pie stuffed with minced meat, almonds, pistachio, walnuts and spices, was served before the third course, of pulao. Give me X
  93. 93. Samosa
  94. 94. THANK YOU HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE QUIZ

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