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Tech quiz finals

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Tech quiz finals

  1. 1. Researched & Conducted by Grand Finale
  2. 2. Rounds
  3. 3. Round 1
  4. 4. • 5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. Created by Delhi designers Shantanu and Nikhil, the gold foil lines on the front of the MI shirt for 2010 IPL, symbolised something which conjoins the old and the new part of the city — representing the mix of experience in the team. What is being referred to? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  6. 6. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Bandra-Worli Sealink Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  7. 7. What does the marked portion of the logo symbolically represent? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  8. 8. The founders thought of the name and the logo design while making their way to Sacramento for registration of the company. What acted as the inspiration for the logo? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  9. 9. This tree, often planted outside the village near crematoriums, is usually associated with Yama. Identify it. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  10. 10. What does the red coloured part in the logo of this well known tech-company signify? (not referring to the alphabets) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  11. 11. What influenced the selection of this animal as the logo by the founder who loved to stargaze a lot? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  12. 12. What does the marked portion of the logo symbolically represent? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  13. 13. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 One Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  14. 14. The founders thought of the name and the logo design while making their way to Sacramento for registration of the company. What acted as the inspiration for the logo? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  15. 15. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Golden Gate Bridge Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  16. 16. This tree, often planted outside the village near crematoriums, is usually associated with Yama. Identify it. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  17. 17. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Banyan Tree Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  18. 18. What does the red coloured part in the logo of this well known tech-company signify? (not referring to the alphabets) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  19. 19. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Outline of the map of Texas Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  20. 20. What influenced the selection of this animal as the logo by the founder who loved to stargaze a lot? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  21. 21. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Taurus, the zodiac sign Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  22. 22. Round 2
  23. 23. • 13 questions • Infinite Bounce + Pounce (5) • Flat scoring of 10 points • Half points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion
  24. 24. This print ad belongs to an Indian biz-entity which is also world’s largest manufacturer of a certain type of products. Which company? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  25. 25. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Nilkamal Plastics Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  26. 26. From July 23, 2000, The New York Times Book Review started to publish a separate bestseller list. Whose monopoly in that hallowed list drove NYT to take that decision? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  27. 27. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Harry Potter Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  28. 28. Why this particular issue of this iconic magazine has become a ‘Collector’s Item’? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  29. 29. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Last issue with nude photos Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  30. 30. This head-honcho of JSW Group is said to be the man behind the setting up of a high-profile ‘bhaichara’ in the latter part of 2015. What did he, allegedly, arrange? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  31. 31. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Modi-Sharif Talks Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  32. 32. Originally started as a filler, this comic strip told the story of a girl named Lilli who liked gossiping and flirting with boys. This series became a huge hit and eventually became the inspiration for an endearing global brand. What am I talking about? (vis of the comic strip – next slide) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  33. 33. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  34. 34. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Barbie Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  35. 35. Taking a cue from ‘Awardwapsi’, a similar movement was started in 2015. More than 7 lakh people have uninstalled a certain application from their mobile phones and around 1 lakh have downgraded it to one on a scale of five. What was the issue? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  36. 36. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Appwapsi Snapdeal faced the flak over the Aamir Khan intolerence comment. Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  37. 37. Coming from the desert of Rajasthan, the Sheherwalis were rich Jain merchants who once financed companies in France, Belgium and other Europian nations. Manikchand, a noted Sheherwali once encouraged a person to leave Dhaka and establish a city bearing his own name by the banks of the Hooghly and he himself became the Personal Banker of that person. How do we better know Seth Manikchand? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 6 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  38. 38. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 6 Jagat Seth Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  39. 39. Highly respected among his peers, William Brodie was a Scottish cabinet-maker, President of the Trades Guild and also an Edinburgh councillor. Because his job entailed fitting locks to doors and cabinets, he was able to carry out burglaries undetected for many years, partly for the thrill and partly to fund his gambling. How is he immortalised later? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 7 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  40. 40. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 7 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  41. 41. The new ATM System launched in the Changi Airport, Singapore in 2015, is proving to be a big hit to the commuters. Based on flight data and strategically put cameras, the authority is handling several operations in a smarter and a more efficient way. What is it all about? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  42. 42. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Automated Trolley Management System Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  43. 43. New Hampshire teacher-cum-poet Edith Newlin wrote a few lines in 1937. It was first seen and heard in a modified avatar in 2008 and subsequently few times later. Her daughters, Margaret Perry and Ellen Chase, are now asking for royalty and accordingly filed a suit. Where have you heard those lines? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 8 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  44. 44. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 8 Big Bang Theory Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  45. 45. For the launch of which century-old entity in a premier city in Western-India, this particular slogan was extensively used in November, 2015? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 9 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  46. 46. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 9 Launch of The Hindu in Mumbai Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  47. 47. The director-duo Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber read an article on a spooky incident about a jinxed phone no. that occurred in Nigeria. Whoever owned that no. would die within 6 months of possessing it. What did they make after getting inspired from the story? (Clue – Will become outdated in near future) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 10 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  48. 48. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 10 Neil Nitin Mukesh starrer 3G Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  49. 49. The hot-blast design is also known as ‘tubular’ due to the metal tubes used in its construction. The cold-blast design is similar to the hot-blast, except that cold fresh air is drawn in from around the top of the globe. What apparatus, once very commonly found in the Third World Countries, which gets its name from the cylindrical wick protector and not because it was used in ships during storms is being referred to? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 11 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  50. 50. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 11 Hurricane Lamps Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  51. 51. Jaconet, named after the most important landmark of an Indian city, is a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish. It is mostly used for women’s clothes, also to cover the butter in kegs and in the same way as gauze for dressings; it appears both white, dyed and printed. In which city did it originate? (vis – next slide) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 12 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  52. 52. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 12 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  53. 53. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 12 Puri Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  54. 54. On 3 March 1856, a civil engineer named George Alfred DePenning of Calcutta, had invented a device which he named - “An Efficient Punkah- Pulling Machine”. What is so special about this matter? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 13 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  55. 55. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 13 1st Indian Patent Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  56. 56. • 5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  57. 57. Woody Harrelson playing whom? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  58. 58. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Larry Flint Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  59. 59. Which great inventor-cum-entrepreneur is being played by Spencer Tracy in this 1940 film? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  60. 60. Whom did Audrey Tautou portray on screen? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  61. 61. A still from a recent movie….who is being portrayed on screen? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  62. 62. Whom did Timberlake play in this multiple Oscar winning film? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  63. 63. Screenshots from a ‘77 tv-movie…..who is being played by Tommy Lee Jones? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  64. 64. Which great inventor-cum-entrepreneur is being played by Spencer Tracy in this 1940 film? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  65. 65. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Thomas Alva Edison Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  66. 66. Whom did Audrey Tautou portray on screen? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  67. 67. A quiz by Somnath Chanda Coic 2 Coco Chanel Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  68. 68. A still from a recent movie….who is being portrayed on screen? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  69. 69. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Steve Wozniak Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  70. 70. Whom did Timberlake play in this multiple Oscar winning film? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  71. 71. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Sean Parker Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  72. 72. Screenshots from a ‘77 tv-movie…..who is being played by Tommy Lee Jones? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  73. 73. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Hoiward Hughes Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  74. 74. Round 4
  75. 75. • 13 questions • Infinite Bounce + Pounce (5) • Flat scoring of 10 points • Half points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion
  76. 76. Whose IMDb entry? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  77. 77. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Raghuram Rajan Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  78. 78. In a role-reversal of sorts, this Hyundai Accent, bought by Swami Chakrapani Maharaj of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha at an auction under the SFEMA, is going to be turned into an ambulance. Whom did the car originally belong to? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  79. 79. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 1 Dawood Ibrahim Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  80. 80. Pomodoro Technique, a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. Cirillo named this technique after one of this timer clocks (vis). What does Pomodoro mean? (vis of a prototype – next slide) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  81. 81. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  82. 82. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 2 Tomato Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  83. 83. Where can you see the most popular depiction of the Joshua Reynolds painting titled Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  84. 84. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 3 Woodward’s Gripe Water logo Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  85. 85. The first proper episode of this tv-show contained numerous mathematical references (including a joke about calculus), while the infamous ‘Treehouse of Horror VI’ episode presented around five minutes of mathematics ever broadcast to a mass audience. Moreover, it has even offered viewers an obscure joke about Fermat’s last theorem. Identify the most mathematically sophisticated tv show in the history of primetime broadcasting. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  86. 86. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 4 The Simpsons Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  87. 87. In a first, Sequoia Capital invested in Ankur Jain- founded craft beer brand Bira 91. What is the funda behind the no. in the brand name? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  88. 88. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 5 India’s ISD Code Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  89. 89. Marty Puranik, CEO of cloud computing firm Atlantic.net, was looking at new cars. Working with a sales rep, he found a car of his liking and paid a $4,000 deposit. On the evening of January 7, the day before delivery, he was informed that X was using the car as his personal vehicle to test a new version of autopilot. He revealed all these facts in a recently published article titled - How X Stole My Car. Who is X? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 6 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  90. 90. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 6 Elon Musk Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  91. 91. “Even had I thought of trying to get my boys to do this I probably couldn't have, neither were coerced into any of this and neither were hurt (for very long anyway)” – said Howard Davies-Carr, father of the two protagonists. What did his boys do? A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  92. 92. A quiz by Somnath Chanda * Charlie bit my finger Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  93. 93. In the layout map of city of Chandigarh, Le Corbusior was instructed to eliminate a certain factor. He duly obliged and prepared it accordingly. According to him, what was the funda behind the numbering of the sectors in the top two rows? (bigger vis – next slide) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 7 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  94. 94. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 7 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  95. 95. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 7 When Chandigarh was designed, Le Corbusier was told to leave out Sector 13 for superstitious reasons. Grudgingly, he did so, but numbered the sectors in the first two rows so that opposite sectors’ numbers add up to 13. For example, Sector 1 is opposite Sector 12, Sector 2 is opposite Sector 11 and so on. Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  96. 96. In 2014, the govt. has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31 as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ ( National Unity Day) every year. 60 years ago on this very occasion on 31st October, what major decision was taken by the govt. which ultimately became an iconic one in the days to come? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 8 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  97. 97. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 8 AMUL was launched Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  98. 98. The pic. shows Adolf Hitler laying the cornerstone of a car factory. Identify the gentleman (marked inside the circle) standing behind Hitler. (bigger vis – next slide) A quiz by Somnath Chanda 9 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  99. 99. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 9 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  100. 100. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 9 Ferdinand Porsche Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  101. 101. Taking over from Hamish, Rufus is currently employed to patrol their 42-acre area throughout the year, with daily visits during a particular fortnight in every year. Much sought after figure, he has also been employed to perform similar duties at Westminster Abbey, various noted hospitals, airfields and landfill sites. Who is Rufus? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 10 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  102. 102. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 10 Rufus the Hawk Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  103. 103. Once described as ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’, Google has dedicated this doodle to this lady, on the occasion of her 101st birthday. Identify this lady who has both tech & biz connection. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 11 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  104. 104. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 11 Hedy Lamarr Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  105. 105. Chief Belief Officer (CBO) is a designation created by the Future Group just to draw attention to the value of ‘belief’ in business. Who has served as the CBO of the Future Group apart from being a bestselling author, a tv-show host and a regular columnist for Mid Day? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 12 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  106. 106. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 12 Devdutt Pattanaik Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  107. 107. In 2000, an online bank has been opened by an eccentric genius along with Ron Roy, one of his partners in the online company UltraStar. Depositors in that bank got ATM cards, cheques and other banking paraphernalia emblazoned with his name and image — as well as a year of internet service. Who started that bank? A quiz by Somnath Chanda 13 Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  108. 108. A quiz by Somnath Chanda 13 David Bowie (Bowiebanc.com) Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  109. 109. * Phone : 09874056162 * e-mail : somnathquiz@gmail.com* Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/somnath.chanda.96

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