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In-quiz-zitive prelims

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In-quiz-zitive prelims

  1. 1. INQUIZZITIVE - 2016 Elimination RoundElimination Round Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda organised by Department of Electrical Engineering Jadavpur UniversityJadavpur University
  2. 2. Thanks to……..
  3. 3. Rules * 26 questions. * A-Z Format. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (all the vowel ones, i.e – A, E, I, O & U) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  4. 4. Mr. Eustace Fernandez worked with disadvantagedMr. Eustace Fernandez worked with disadvantaged children at Sneha Sadan for about 45 years. Hechildren at Sneha Sadan for about 45 years. He wanted to create a character that would be differentwanted to create a character that would be different and at the same time, someone that those kidsand at the same time, someone that those kids could look up to. After a brainstorming sessioncould look up to. After a brainstorming session with his colleagues, he came up with ___ ___, usingwith his colleagues, he came up with ___ ___, using only 5 marker pens he had at that time. In fact, whenonly 5 marker pens he had at that time. In fact, when he died few years back, obituaries were titledhe died few years back, obituaries were titled – The– The father of ___ ___ passed away.father of ___ ___ passed away. Whom did he create?Whom did he create? A
  5. 5. To finance the war effort during the civil wars inTo finance the war effort during the civil wars in Angola, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and otherAngola, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and other African nations during the early 2000’s, the rebelAfrican nations during the early 2000’s, the rebel forces used to sell a particular item. The UN laterforces used to sell a particular item. The UN later banned that item to be purchased from the rebels.banned that item to be purchased from the rebels. Which two-word term was being coined for thatWhich two-word term was being coined for that particular item?particular item? B
  6. 6. Which self proclaimed ‘World Boss’ recently putWhich self proclaimed ‘World Boss’ recently put this beautiful lady in the frontpage of thethis beautiful lady in the frontpage of the newspapers?newspapers? C
  7. 7. After Daniel Craig, hunt for next James Bond isAfter Daniel Craig, hunt for next James Bond is on. As per the speculation, several bigshots,on. As per the speculation, several bigshots, including – Damian Lewis, Idris Alba, Chiwetelincluding – Damian Lewis, Idris Alba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tom Hardy, are said to be interested.Ejiofor and Tom Hardy, are said to be interested. Among the hopefuls, there is one candidate whoAmong the hopefuls, there is one candidate who is taking babysteps in the world of movies butis taking babysteps in the world of movies but already is a veteran in terms of brandalready is a veteran in terms of brand endorsements.endorsements. Who?Who? D
  8. 8. The inaugural event in 2014 finished in a tie andThe inaugural event in 2014 finished in a tie and so the Cup was shared between the teams. Butso the Cup was shared between the teams. But the second edition was won by this team afterthe second edition was won by this team after complete domination (5½ - 18½).complete domination (5½ - 18½). Either name the trophy or the victorious team.Either name the trophy or the victorious team. (bigger vis – next slide) E
  9. 9. E
  10. 10. In 1673, the alchemist Johann Conrad Dippel wasIn 1673, the alchemist Johann Conrad Dippel was born at this castle about 5 km south of Darmstadt inborn at this castle about 5 km south of Darmstadt in Germany.Germany. Which fictional character, said to be based onWhich fictional character, said to be based on Dippel,Dippel, shares his name with that of this castle?shares his name with that of this castle? F
  11. 11. Just fill in the blanks.Just fill in the blanks. G Linearly Polarised _______ ___ Effect of a plus Polarised _______ ___ Effect of a cross Polarised _______ ___
  12. 12. This prolific inventor,This prolific inventor, seen here with one of hisseen here with one of his stranger inventions,stranger inventions, started a first-of-its-kindstarted a first-of-its-kind magazine titled ‘Amazingmagazine titled ‘Amazing Stories’ in 1926.Stories’ in 1926. Which famous literaryWhich famous literary award is named after him?award is named after him? H
  13. 13. This is the screenshot of a site that documents theThis is the screenshot of a site that documents the history of Earth after a certain incident. It explainshistory of Earth after a certain incident. It explains how humanity has spent the next twenty yearshow humanity has spent the next twenty years preparing for the next such incident to happen.preparing for the next such incident to happen. For the promotion of which movie, this site wasFor the promotion of which movie, this site was created?created? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) I
  14. 14. I
  15. 15. According to legend, this game was once used byAccording to legend, this game was once used by brides to choose their would-be grooms. Literallybrides to choose their would-be grooms. Literally translates to ‘a package of coins’, this game alsotranslates to ‘a package of coins’, this game also found its mention in a seal from thefound its mention in a seal from the Indus Valley Civilization.Indus Valley Civilization. Which game/sport?Which game/sport? J
  16. 16. As per historical records, Noorjehan created thisAs per historical records, Noorjehan created this dish by mixing sweetened milk and an array ofdish by mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported fromfruit pulps with crushed ice imported from Himalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen aHimalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen a lot of change.lot of change. Identify this food item which is found, evenIdentify this food item which is found, even today, in every nook-and-corner of India.today, in every nook-and-corner of India. K
  17. 17. Designed by Sergio Baradat, these set of stampsDesigned by Sergio Baradat, these set of stamps are recently released by the United Nationsare recently released by the United Nations Postal Administration.Postal Administration. What is the theme of these stamps?What is the theme of these stamps? (bigger vis – next slide) L
  18. 18. L
  19. 19. About a particular casting in anAbout a particular casting in an upcoming comedy film,upcoming comedy film, tentatively titledtentatively titled ElizabethElizabeth, this, this noted actor commented, “I’m asnoted actor commented, “I’m as shocked as you might be”. Theshocked as you might be”. The news received a critical receptionnews received a critical reception on Twitter, with comments beingon Twitter, with comments being posted using the hashtagposted using the hashtag #WhiteWashing.#WhiteWashing. Who is he supposed to play inWho is he supposed to play in that movie?that movie? M
  20. 20. From this title-track of a forthcoming film, try toFrom this title-track of a forthcoming film, try to guess the one half of a popular duo who isguess the one half of a popular duo who is making a comeback in bollywood after a longmaking a comeback in bollywood after a long hiatus.hiatus. N
  21. 21. After noticing the lack ofAfter noticing the lack of flavours from Ben & Jerry’sflavours from Ben & Jerry’s honouring some notedhonouring some noted personalities, writerpersonalities, writer Amanda McCall took it as aAmanda McCall took it as a challenge to create her ownchallenge to create her own ““feminist” flavours for themfeminist” flavours for them instead.instead. Whom did she pay tribute toWhom did she pay tribute to through this flavour?through this flavour? O
  22. 22. Series of ‘audio emojis’ has been released onSeries of ‘audio emojis’ has been released on Skype just before this Valentine’s Day. TheSkype just before this Valentine’s Day. The compositions, lasting just five seconds capturecompositions, lasting just five seconds capture emotions like ‘flirting’, ‘blushing’, love’ and ‘lust’.emotions like ‘flirting’, ‘blushing’, love’ and ‘lust’. Which 73 year old who found the project ‘amusingWhich 73 year old who found the project ‘amusing but also challenging’ created these emojis?but also challenging’ created these emojis? P
  23. 23. In this particular list, just identify Q.In this particular list, just identify Q. Q
  24. 24. As said by the director, the biggest impetus for theAs said by the director, the biggest impetus for the movie was partition-stories by Manto and Ismatmovie was partition-stories by Manto and Ismat Chugtai. Few characters are named after famousChugtai. Few characters are named after famous Chugtai protagonists. The two-minute pre-titleChugtai protagonists. The two-minute pre-title sequence is an adaptation of a Manto short story.sequence is an adaptation of a Manto short story. Which movie?Which movie? R
  25. 25. This evergreen R.D. Burman composition isThis evergreen R.D. Burman composition is originally part of which movie’s soundtrack?originally part of which movie’s soundtrack? S
  26. 26. T ‘‘Where’ all these monuments are located?Where’ all these monuments are located? BrazilBotswanaChile Argentina AustraliaSouth Africa
  27. 27. U It started on March 24, 1991 when Jimmy SnukaIt started on March 24, 1991 when Jimmy Snuka couldn’t counter the Tombstone Piledriver. Itcouldn’t counter the Tombstone Piledriver. It happened for the last time on April 7, 2013 whenhappened for the last time on April 7, 2013 when another Tombstone Piledriver finished the resistanceanother Tombstone Piledriver finished the resistance of CM Punk. Finally, Brock Lesner did theof CM Punk. Finally, Brock Lesner did the unthinkable on April 6, 2014 which was describedunthinkable on April 6, 2014 which was described by Sports Illustrated as being ‘the most shockingby Sports Illustrated as being ‘the most shocking result since the Montreal Screwjob’.result since the Montreal Screwjob’. Who is being talked about?Who is being talked about?
  28. 28. In the 60’s, a certain law was passed which statedIn the 60’s, a certain law was passed which stated that regardless of the no. of shares owned, nothat regardless of the no. of shares owned, no stockholder can have more than 20% of the totalstockholder can have more than 20% of the total shares of a company. The law effectivelyshares of a company. The law effectively protected any company from an attempt ofprotected any company from an attempt of hostile takeover.hostile takeover. Struck down by the European Court of Justice inStruck down by the European Court of Justice in 2007 on the ground of it illegally restricted the2007 on the ground of it illegally restricted the free movement of capital in European markets,free movement of capital in European markets, what is this law called?what is this law called? V
  29. 29. In the latest Asterix story –In the latest Asterix story – Asterix and theAsterix and the Missing ScrollMissing Scroll, the character of the roving reporter, the character of the roving reporter Confoundtheirpolitix, described as theConfoundtheirpolitix, described as the ‘‘newsmonger without borders’, was shown as annewsmonger without borders’, was shown as an employee of The Lutetian Daily Press.employee of The Lutetian Daily Press. What did Jean-Yves Ferri originally wanted toWhat did Jean-Yves Ferri originally wanted to name that character which has been modelled onname that character which has been modelled on Julian Assange?Julian Assange? W
  30. 30. If Lorenzo Insigne is considered to be theIf Lorenzo Insigne is considered to be the ‘‘Italian’ version, 10-year old Claudio Nancufil isItalian’ version, 10-year old Claudio Nancufil is termed as the ‘Snow’ version & Sardar Azmoun istermed as the ‘Snow’ version & Sardar Azmoun is known as the ‘Iranian’ version, then which ‘magicknown as the ‘Iranian’ version, then which ‘magic dwarf’ is lovingly dubbed as the ‘Alpine’ version?dwarf’ is lovingly dubbed as the ‘Alpine’ version? X
  31. 31. Who, through his flagship organisation, hasWho, through his flagship organisation, has recently invested in different companies – Vyomorecently invested in different companies – Vyomo (beauty services), Moovo (cargo logistics),(beauty services), Moovo (cargo logistics), Edukart (online education), Healthians (onlineEdukart (online education), Healthians (online healthcare) and JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd (ahealthcare) and JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd (a Bengaluru-based marketplace for private jets andBengaluru-based marketplace for private jets and helicopters)?helicopters)? Y
  32. 32. The media coined the term Zaylam because ofThe media coined the term Zaylam because of the British-Indian lady Neelam Gill. Few monthsthe British-Indian lady Neelam Gill. Few months later, it became Zigi because of Gigi Hadid, thelater, it became Zigi because of Gigi Hadid, the daughter of a Jordanian-American real estatedaughter of a Jordanian-American real estate developer.developer. Who is the common factor behind all theseWho is the common factor behind all these coinages?coinages? Z
  33. 33. Mr. Eustace Fernandez worked with disadvantagedMr. Eustace Fernandez worked with disadvantaged children at Sneha Sadan for about 45 years. Hechildren at Sneha Sadan for about 45 years. He wanted to create a character that would be differentwanted to create a character that would be different and at the same time, someone that those kidsand at the same time, someone that those kids could look up to. After a brainstorming sessioncould look up to. After a brainstorming session with his colleagues, he came up with ___ ___, usingwith his colleagues, he came up with ___ ___, using only 5 marker pens he had at that time. In fact, whenonly 5 marker pens he had at that time. In fact, when he died few years back, obituaries were titled –he died few years back, obituaries were titled – TheThe father of ___ ___ passed awayfather of ___ ___ passed away.. Whom did he create?Whom did he create? A
  34. 34. Amul GirlAmul Girl A
  35. 35. To finance the war effort during the civil wars inTo finance the war effort during the civil wars in Angola, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and otherAngola, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and other African nations during the early 2000’s, the rebelAfrican nations during the early 2000’s, the rebel forces used to sell a particular item. The UN laterforces used to sell a particular item. The UN later banned that item to be purchased from the rebels.banned that item to be purchased from the rebels. Which two-word term was being coined for thatWhich two-word term was being coined for that particular item?particular item? B
  36. 36. Blood DiamondBlood Diamond B
  37. 37. Which self proclaimed ‘World Boss’ recently putWhich self proclaimed ‘World Boss’ recently put this beautiful lady in the frontpage of thethis beautiful lady in the frontpage of the newspapers?newspapers? C
  38. 38. Chris GayleChris Gayle C
  39. 39. After Daniel Craig, hunt for next James Bond isAfter Daniel Craig, hunt for next James Bond is on. As per the speculation, several bigshots,on. As per the speculation, several bigshots, including – Damian Lewis, Idris Alba, Chiwetelincluding – Damian Lewis, Idris Alba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tom Hardy, are said to be interested.Ejiofor and Tom Hardy, are said to be interested. Among the hopefuls, there is one candidate whoAmong the hopefuls, there is one candidate who is taking babysteps in the world of movies butis taking babysteps in the world of movies but already is a veteran in terms of brandalready is a veteran in terms of brand endorsements.endorsements. Who?Who? D
  40. 40. David BeckhamDavid Beckham D
  41. 41. The inaugural event in 2014 finished in a tie andThe inaugural event in 2014 finished in a tie and so the Cup was shared between the teams. Butso the Cup was shared between the teams. But the second edition was won by this team afterthe second edition was won by this team after complete domination (5½ - 18½).complete domination (5½ - 18½). Either name the trophy or the victorious team.Either name the trophy or the victorious team. (bigger vis – next slide) E
  42. 42. E
  43. 43. E EurAsia Cup / Europian TeamEurAsia Cup / Europian Team
  44. 44. In 1673, the alchemist Johann Conrad Dippel wasIn 1673, the alchemist Johann Conrad Dippel was born at this castle about 5 km south of Darmstadt inborn at this castle about 5 km south of Darmstadt in Germany.Germany. Which fictional character, said to be based onWhich fictional character, said to be based on Dippel,Dippel, shares his name with that of this castle?shares his name with that of this castle? F
  45. 45. FrankensteinFrankenstein F
  46. 46. Just fill in the blanks.Just fill in the blanks. G Linearly Polarised _______ ___ Effect of a plus Polarised _______ ___ Effect of a cross Polarised _______ ___
  47. 47. Gravitional WaveGravitional Wave G
  48. 48. This prolific inventor,This prolific inventor, seen here with one of hisseen here with one of his stranger inventions,stranger inventions, started a first-of-its-kindstarted a first-of-its-kind magazine titled ‘Amazingmagazine titled ‘Amazing Stories’ in 1926.Stories’ in 1926. Which famous literaryWhich famous literary award is named after him?award is named after him? H
  49. 49. Hugo AwardHugo Award H
  50. 50. This is the screenshot of a site that documents theThis is the screenshot of a site that documents the history of Earth after a certain incident. It explainshistory of Earth after a certain incident. It explains how humanity has spent the next twenty yearshow humanity has spent the next twenty years preparing for the next such incident to happen.preparing for the next such incident to happen. For the promotion of which movie, this site wasFor the promotion of which movie, this site was created?created? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) I
  51. 51. I
  52. 52. Independence DayIndependence Day I
  53. 53. According to legend, this game was once used byAccording to legend, this game was once used by brides to choose their would-be grooms. Literallybrides to choose their would-be grooms. Literally translates to ‘a package of coins’, this game alsotranslates to ‘a package of coins’, this game also found its mention in a seal from thefound its mention in a seal from the Indus Valley Civilization.Indus Valley Civilization. Which game/sport?Which game/sport? J
  54. 54. JallikattuJallikattu J
  55. 55. As per historical records, Noorjehan created thisAs per historical records, Noorjehan created this dish by mixing sweetened milk and an array ofdish by mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported fromfruit pulps with crushed ice imported from Himalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen aHimalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen a lot of change.lot of change. Identify this food item which is found, evenIdentify this food item which is found, even today, in every nook-and-corner of India.today, in every nook-and-corner of India. K
  56. 56. KulfiKulfi K
  57. 57. Designed by Sergio Baradat, these set of stampsDesigned by Sergio Baradat, these set of stamps are recently released by the United Nationsare recently released by the United Nations Postal Administration.Postal Administration. What is the theme of these stamps?What is the theme of these stamps? (bigger vis – next slide) L
  58. 58. L
  59. 59. LGBTLGBT L
  60. 60. About a particular casting in anAbout a particular casting in an upcoming comedy film,upcoming comedy film, tentatively titledtentatively titled ElizabethElizabeth, this, this noted actor commented, “I’m asnoted actor commented, “I’m as shocked as you might be”. Theshocked as you might be”. The news received a critical receptionnews received a critical reception on Twitter, with comments beingon Twitter, with comments being posted using the hashtagposted using the hashtag #WhiteWashing.#WhiteWashing. Who is he supposed to play inWho is he supposed to play in that movie?that movie? M
  61. 61. Michael JacksonMichael Jackson M
  62. 62. From this title-track of a forthcoming film, try toFrom this title-track of a forthcoming film, try to guess the one half of a popular duo who isguess the one half of a popular duo who is making a comeback in bollywood after a longmaking a comeback in bollywood after a long hiatus.hiatus. N
  63. 63. N Nadeem SaifeeNadeem Saifee
  64. 64. After noticing the lack ofAfter noticing the lack of flavours from Ben & Jerry’sflavours from Ben & Jerry’s honouring some notedhonouring some noted personalities, writerpersonalities, writer Amanda McCall took it as aAmanda McCall took it as a challenge to create her ownchallenge to create her own ““feminist” flavours for themfeminist” flavours for them instead.instead. Whom did she pay tribute toWhom did she pay tribute to through this flavour?through this flavour? O
  65. 65. Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey O
  66. 66. Series of ‘audio emojis’ has been released onSeries of ‘audio emojis’ has been released on Skype just before this Valentine’s Day. TheSkype just before this Valentine’s Day. The compositions, lasting just five seconds capturecompositions, lasting just five seconds capture emotions like ‘flirting’, ‘blushing’, love’ and ‘lust’.emotions like ‘flirting’, ‘blushing’, love’ and ‘lust’. Which 73 year old who found the project ‘amusingWhich 73 year old who found the project ‘amusing but also challenging’ created these emojis?but also challenging’ created these emojis? P
  67. 67. Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney P
  68. 68. In this particular list, just identify Q.In this particular list, just identify Q. Q
  69. 69. QuanticoQuantico Q
  70. 70. As said by the director, the biggest impetus for theAs said by the director, the biggest impetus for the movie was partition-stories by Manto and Ismatmovie was partition-stories by Manto and Ismat Chugtai. Few characters are named after famousChugtai. Few characters are named after famous Chugtai protagonists. The two-minute pre-titleChugtai protagonists. The two-minute pre-title sequence is an adaptation of a Manto short story.sequence is an adaptation of a Manto short story. Which movie?Which movie? R
  71. 71. RajkahiniRajkahini R
  72. 72. This evergreen R.D. Burman composition isThis evergreen R.D. Burman composition is originally part of which movie’s soundtrack?originally part of which movie’s soundtrack? S
  73. 73. S
  74. 74. T ‘‘Where’ all these monuments are located?Where’ all these monuments are located? BrazilBotswanaChile Argentina AustraliaSouth Africa
  75. 75. Tropic of CapricornTropic of Capricorn T
  76. 76. U It started on March 24, 1991 when Jimmy SnukaIt started on March 24, 1991 when Jimmy Snuka couldn’t counter the Tombstone Piledriver. Itcouldn’t counter the Tombstone Piledriver. It happened for the last time on April 7, 2013 whenhappened for the last time on April 7, 2013 when another Tombstone Piledriver finished the resistanceanother Tombstone Piledriver finished the resistance of CM Punk. Finally, Brock Lesner did theof CM Punk. Finally, Brock Lesner did the unthinkable on April 6, 2014 which was describedunthinkable on April 6, 2014 which was described by Sports Illustrated as being ‘the most shockingby Sports Illustrated as being ‘the most shocking result since the Montreal Screwjob’.result since the Montreal Screwjob’. Who is being talked about?Who is being talked about?
  77. 77. UndertakerUndertaker U
  78. 78. In the 60’s, a certain law was passed which statedIn the 60’s, a certain law was passed which stated that regardless of the no. of shares owned, nothat regardless of the no. of shares owned, no stockholder can have more than 20% of the totalstockholder can have more than 20% of the total shares of a company. The law effectivelyshares of a company. The law effectively protected any company from an attempt ofprotected any company from an attempt of hostile takeover.hostile takeover. Struck down by the European Court of Justice inStruck down by the European Court of Justice in 2007 on the ground of it illegally restricted the2007 on the ground of it illegally restricted the free movement of capital in European markets,free movement of capital in European markets, what is this law called?what is this law called? V
  79. 79. Volkswagen LawVolkswagen Law V
  80. 80. In the latest Asterix story –In the latest Asterix story – Asterix and theAsterix and the Missing ScrollMissing Scroll, the character of the roving reporter, the character of the roving reporter Confoundtheirpolitix, described as theConfoundtheirpolitix, described as the ‘‘newsmonger without borders’, was shown as annewsmonger without borders’, was shown as an employee of The Lutetian Daily Press.employee of The Lutetian Daily Press. What did Jean-Yves Ferri originally wanted toWhat did Jean-Yves Ferri originally wanted to name that character which has been modelled onname that character which has been modelled on Julian Assange?Julian Assange? W
  81. 81. WikilixWikilix W
  82. 82. If Lorenzo Insigne is considered to be theIf Lorenzo Insigne is considered to be the ‘‘Italian’ version, 10-year old Claudio Nancufil isItalian’ version, 10-year old Claudio Nancufil is termed as the ‘Snow’ version & Sardar Azmoun istermed as the ‘Snow’ version & Sardar Azmoun is known as the ‘Iranian’ version, then which ‘magicknown as the ‘Iranian’ version, then which ‘magic dwarf’ is lovingly dubbed as the ‘Alpine’ version?dwarf’ is lovingly dubbed as the ‘Alpine’ version? X
  83. 83. Xherdan ShaquiriXherdan Shaquiri X
  84. 84. Who, through his flagship organisation, hasWho, through his flagship organisation, has recently invested in different companies – Vyomorecently invested in different companies – Vyomo (beauty services), Moovo (cargo logistics),(beauty services), Moovo (cargo logistics), Edukart (online education), Healthians (onlineEdukart (online education), Healthians (online healthcare) and JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd (ahealthcare) and JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd (a Bengaluru-based marketplace for private jets andBengaluru-based marketplace for private jets and helicopters)?helicopters)? Y
  85. 85. Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh Y
  86. 86. The media coined the term Zaylam because ofThe media coined the term Zaylam because of the British-Indian lady Neelam Gill. Few monthsthe British-Indian lady Neelam Gill. Few months later, it became Zigi because of Gigi Hadid, thelater, it became Zigi because of Gigi Hadid, the daughter of a Jordanian-American real estatedaughter of a Jordanian-American real estate developer.developer. Who is the common factor behind all theseWho is the common factor behind all these coinages?coinages? Z
  87. 87. Zayn MalikZayn Malik Z

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