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Tech quiz prelims

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Tech quiz prelims

  1. 1. Researched & Conducted by Elimination Round
  2. 2. Rules * 26 questions. * A-Z format. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (i.e, 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. * Founded on : 2nd October, 2015 * Headquarters : Mountain View, California * Key People : Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman) Larry Page (CEO) Sergey Brin (President) Ruth Porat (CFO) What is being talked about? A quiz by Somnath Chanda A Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  4. 4. Apart from FanDuel and Hublot, which global brand also paid $1m to Floyd Mayweather to walk to the ring before his much publicised fight with Manny Pacquio in 2015? A quiz by Somnath Chanda B Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  5. 5. Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson, editors at Wired Magazine, invented a portmanteau word which is defined by Merriam-Webster as the process of obtaining needed services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from outsiders, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. What is the good word? A quiz by Somnath Chanda C Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  6. 6. Scarred by a public relation thrashing over it’s ‘Dieselgate Scandal’, Volkswagen is planning an image makeover. ‘What’ is said to be the first casualty of this makeover? A quiz by Somnath Chanda D Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  7. 7. A signature line called EK is going to be launched pretty soon. The brand will retail the dress materials, jewelleries and other accessories that have shot to fame on the hugely popular projects the person is associated with. Who is the person behind EK? A quiz by Somnath Chanda E Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  8. 8. Based on a 1977 novel by Craig Thomas and directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie deals with an audacious plot to hijack a highly sophisticated Russian MIG 31, which is invisible to radar. The book gets it’s title from the NATO reporting name given to MIG 31. Which movie? A quiz by Somnath Chanda F Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  9. 9. These are the original drawings and prototypes of a ‘guide’ whose name comes from the fact that he is shaped like a wooden or plastic clip for securing clothes to a clothes line. Where can you find him? A quiz by Somnath Chanda G Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  10. 10. Dan Dare is a British sci-fi comic hero who appeared in the Eagle comic story Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future from 1950 to 1967 (and also in reprints) and dramatised on Radio Luxembourg (1951–1956). Which brand, founded by brothers - William and James, sponsored the series in the ‘50s? A quiz by Somnath Chanda H Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  11. 11. In October 2008, amidst a great financial crisis, one seller put up X for sale at eBay. The auction started with a bid of 99 pence and reached 10 million pounds (US $17.28 million). Bidders’ questions included: “Do you offer volcano /earthquake insurance?” However, singer Björk was ‘not included’ in the sale. What was being sold? A quiz by Somnath Chanda I Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  12. 12. In a certain list published just a few weeks ago by Forbes, the entries are ----- 1. _____________ 2. Denzel Washington ($6.50 per $1) 3. Will Ferrell ($6.80 per $1) 4. Liam Neeson ($7.80 per $1) 5. Will Smith ($8.60 per $1) Who topped this ‘not-so-welcome’ list? A quiz by Somnath Chanda J Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  13. 13. Restricted to users 17 and up, what are these called? A quiz by Somnath Chanda K Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  14. 14. This two-word tag was originally used for (A) who was an air hostess by profession. She was then followed by some leading bolly-ladies. Presently, the legacy is carried forward by this Brazilian lady (B). Which two-word tag is being talked about? A quiz by Somnath Chanda L Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI A B
  15. 15. Real life imitating reel life….. Asin married the head honcho of which telecom giant? A quiz by Somnath Chanda M Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  16. 16. After 127 years as a nonprofit entity, which publication has joined Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox as a part of a newly expanded joint venture and shed its nonprofit status? A quiz by Somnath Chanda N Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  17. 17. During ‘60s, this technology was developed by a group of academics and American Air Force to simulate a cockpit. In its new avatar, it became a hit in video arcades in the ‘80s. Recently, Universal Music has planned to use this technology to telecast four concerts in Los Angeles. Which is the most prominent company in this particular field of technology? A quiz by Somnath Chanda O Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  18. 18. Juan Terry Trippe was a leading industrialist of his time. Which, now defunct, organisation did he found in 1927? (Clue – He has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in the movie The Aviator) A quiz by Somnath Chanda P Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  19. 19. In Italian, what is the single-word expression for ‘four eyes’? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Q Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  20. 20. Founded by Ravi Alagendran and his wife Karthiyani Govindan, both of whom are Malaysians of ethnic Indian descent, it is the fourth of its type in the world that has imposed application of Sharia Laws. Following strict dietary guidelines, every operation is initiated after the recitation of formal prayers. What did they found? A quiz by Somnath Chanda R Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  21. 21. This 2 metre high monument, erected outside St. Petersburg College in Jan 2013, was dismantled in 2014. In whose memory, this particular monument was originally erected? A quiz by Somnath Chanda S Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  22. 22. Elisha Gray, an American electrical engineer, fought bitterly with X to claim the patent of this invention. But X was awarded the patent as he reached the New York Patents Office 30 minutes earlier than Gray. For which invention was the patent given? A quiz by Somnath Chanda T Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  23. 23. Founded by former Beatle George Harrison, the black horse logo of Dark Horse Records is reportedly inspired from which character in Indian puranas & mythology? A quiz by Somnath Chanda U Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  24. 24. With which highly sophisticated and technical project, would you connect these three legendary figures from the world of music? A quiz by Somnath Chanda V Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  25. 25. Founded in 1983, Sam’s West Inc. (doing business as Sam’s Club) is an American chain of membership- only retail warehouse clubs. Which biz-entity is the owner of Sam’s West Inc.? A quiz by Somnath Chanda W Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  26. 26. An Ushanka is a Russian fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or tied at the chin to protect the ears, jaw and lower chin from the cold. The thick dense fur also offers some protection against blunt impacts to the head. Where have you seen a bunny wearing an Ushanka with a red star and a red scarf around its neck and a sack on its back? A quiz by Somnath Chanda X Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  27. 27. This was the original logo of which company? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Y Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  28. 28. Founded in 1889, one of the largest business groups, DCM went through a major financial crisis in 1917 but recovered after it received a large contract from the British Army at the time of the WWI. But it’s operations were again brought to a halt by a massive strike in 1934. The governing board then asked a young Delhite social worker to suggest what went wrong. Interestingly, that person came into bigtime news in 1967 for a completely different reason. Who was he? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Z Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  29. 29. * Founded on : 2nd October, 2015 * Headquarters : Mountain View, California * Key People : Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman) Larry Page (CEO) Sergey Brin (President) Ruth Porat (CFO) What is being talked about? A quiz by Somnath Chanda A Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  30. 30. A quiz by Somnath Chanda A Alphabet Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  31. 31. Apart from FanDuel and Hublot, which global brand also paid $1m to Floyd Mayweather to walk to the ring before his much publicised fight with Manny Pacquio in 2015? A quiz by Somnath Chanda B Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  32. 32. A quiz by Somnath Chanda B Burger King Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  33. 33. Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson, editors at Wired Magazine, invented a portmanteau word which is defined by Merriam-Webster as the process of obtaining needed services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from outsiders, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. What is the good word? A quiz by Somnath Chanda C Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  34. 34. A quiz by Somnath Chanda C Crowdsourcing Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  35. 35. Scarred by a public relation thrashing over it’s ‘Dieselgate Scandal’, Volkswagen is planning an image makeover. ‘What’ is said to be the first casualty of this makeover? A quiz by Somnath Chanda D Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  36. 36. A quiz by Somnath Chanda D Das Auto Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  37. 37. A signature line called EK is going to be launched pretty soon. The brand will retail the dress materials and jewelleries that have shot to fame on the hugely popular projects the person is associated with. Who is the person behind EK? A quiz by Somnath Chanda E Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  38. 38. A quiz by Somnath Chanda E Ekta Kapoor Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  39. 39. Based on a 1977 novel by Craig Thomas and directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie deals with an audacious plot to hijack a highly sophisticated Russian MIG 31, which is invisible to radar. The book gets it’s title from the NATO reporting name given to MIG 31. Which movie? A quiz by Somnath Chanda F Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  40. 40. A quiz by Somnath Chanda F Firefox Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  41. 41. These are the original drawings and prototypes of a ‘guide’ whose name comes from the fact that he is shaped like a wooden or plastic clip for securing clothes to a clothes line. Where can you find him? A quiz by Somnath Chanda G Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  42. 42. A quiz by Somnath Chanda G Google Map Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  43. 43. Dan Dare is a British sci-fi comic hero who appeared in the Eagle comic story Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future from 1950 to 1967 (and also in reprints) and dramatised on Radio Luxembourg (1951–1956). Which brand, founded by brothers - William and James, sponsored the series in the ‘50s? A quiz by Somnath Chanda H Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  44. 44. A quiz by Somnath Chanda H Horlicks Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  45. 45. In October 2008, amidst a great financial crisis, one seller put up X for sale at eBay. The auction started with a bid of 99 pence and reached 10 million pounds (US $17.28 million). Bidders’ questions included: “Do you offer volcano /earthquake insurance?” However, singer Björk was ‘not included’ in the sale. What was being sold? A quiz by Somnath Chanda I Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  46. 46. A quiz by Somnath Chanda I Iceland Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  47. 47. In a certain list published just a few weeks ago by Forbes, the entries are ----- 1. _____________ 2. Denzel Washington ($6.50 per $1) 3. Will Ferrell ($6.80 per $1) 4. Liam Neeson ($7.80 per $1) 5. Will Smith ($8.60 per $1) Who topped this ‘not-so-welcome’ list? A quiz by Somnath Chanda J Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  48. 48. A quiz by Somnath Chanda J Johny Depp Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  49. 49. Restricted to users 17 and up, what are these called? A quiz by Somnath Chanda K Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  50. 50. A quiz by Somnath Chanda K Kimoji Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  51. 51. This two-word tag was originally used for (A) who was an air hostess by profession. She was then followed by some leading bolly-ladies. Presently, the legacy is carried forward by this Brazilian lady (B). Which two-word tag is being talked about? A quiz by Somnath Chanda L Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI A B
  52. 52. A quiz by Somnath Chanda L Liril Girl Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  53. 53. Real life imitating reel life….. Asin married the head honcho of which telecom giant? A quiz by Somnath Chanda M Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  54. 54. A quiz by Somnath Chanda M Micromax Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  55. 55. After 127 years as a nonprofit entity, which publication has joined Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox as a part of a newly expanded joint venture and shed its nonprofit status? A quiz by Somnath Chanda N Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  56. 56. A quiz by Somnath Chanda N National Geographic Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  57. 57. During ‘60s, this technology was developed by a group of academics and American Air Force to simulate a cockpit. In its new avatar, it became a hit in video arcades in the ‘80s. Recently, Universal Music has planned to use this technology to telecast four concerts in Los Angeles. Which is the most prominent company in this particular field of technology? A quiz by Somnath Chanda O Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  58. 58. A quiz by Somnath Chanda O Oculus Rift Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  59. 59. Juan Terry Trippe was a leading industrialist of his time. Which, now defunct, organisation did he found in 1927? (Clue – He has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in the movie The Aviator) A quiz by Somnath Chanda P Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  60. 60. A quiz by Somnath Chanda P Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  61. 61. In Italian, what is the single-word expression for ‘four eyes’? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Q Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  62. 62. A quiz by Somnath Chanda Q Quattrocchi Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  63. 63. Founded by Ravi Alagendran and his wife Karthiyani Govindan, both of whom are Malaysians of ethnic Indian descent, it is the fourth of its type in the world that has imposed application of Sharia Laws. Following strict dietary guidelines, every operation is initiated after the recitation of formal prayers. What did they found? A quiz by Somnath Chanda R Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  64. 64. A quiz by Somnath Chanda R Rayani Air Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  65. 65. This 2 metre high monument, erected outside St. Petersburg College in Jan 2013, was dismantled in 2014. In whose memory, this particular monument was originally erected? A quiz by Somnath Chanda S Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  66. 66. A quiz by Somnath Chanda S Steve Jobs Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  67. 67. Elisha Gray, an American electrical engineer, fought bitterly with X to claim the patent of this invention. But X was awarded the patent as he reached the New York Patents Office 30 minutes earlier than Gray. For which invention was the patent given? A quiz by Somnath Chanda T Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  68. 68. A quiz by Somnath Chanda T Telephone Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  69. 69. Founded by former Beatle George Harrison, the black horse logo of Dark Horse Records is reportedly inspired from which character in Indian puranas & mythology? A quiz by Somnath Chanda U Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  70. 70. A quiz by Somnath Chanda U Uchchaishrava Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  71. 71. With which highly sophisticated and technical project, would you connect these three legendary figures from the world of music? A quiz by Somnath Chanda V Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  72. 72. A quiz by Somnath Chanda V Voyager Space Probe (Their musical works are on the Voyager records and sent along with space probe Voyager) Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  73. 73. Founded in 1983, Sam’s West Inc. (doing business as Sam’s Club) is an American chain of membership- only retail warehouse clubs. Which biz-entity is the owner of Sam’s West Inc.? A quiz by Somnath Chanda W Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  74. 74. A quiz by Somnath Chanda W Walmart Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  75. 75. An Ushanka is a Russian fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or tied at the chin to protect the ears, jaw and lower chin from the cold. The thick dense fur also offers some protection against blunt impacts to the head. Where have you seen a bunny wearing an Ushanka with a red star and a red scarf around its neck and a sack on its back? A quiz by Somnath Chanda X Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  76. 76. A quiz by Somnath Chanda X Xiaomi Mascot Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  77. 77. This was the original logo of which company? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Y Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  78. 78. A quiz by Somnath Chanda Y Yamaha Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  79. 79. Founded in 1889, one of the largest business groups, DCM went through a major financial crisis in 1917 but recovered after it received a large contract from the British Army at the time of the WWI. But it’s operations were again brought to a halt by a massive strike in 1934. The governing board then asked a young Delhite social worker to suggest what went wrong. Interestingly, that person came into bigtime news in 1967 for a completely different reason. Who was he? A quiz by Somnath Chanda Z Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI
  80. 80. A quiz by Somnath Chanda Z Zakir Hussain Tech-Biz Quiz 2016, ISI

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