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COEP feb 2015 general quiz elims with answers


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A General quiz I conducted at COEP on the 24th of February, 2015, as a part of their quiz week.

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COEP feb 2015 general quiz elims with answers

  1. 1. -- QM Kartik Balasubramaniam COEP GENERAL QUIZ ELIMINATIONS + ANSWERS
  2. 2. 25 Questions 5 star marked q’s
  3. 3. Q.1 What is being refereed to here?
  4. 4. Answer
  5. 5. Q.2 A google doodle from the 18th of November 2011. It commemorates which French physicist? Also name his invention.
  6. 6. Answer
  7. 7. Louis Daguerre; Daguerreotypes
  8. 8. Q.3 The illustration depicts a form of social anxiety, whereby one is compulsively concerned that one might pass up an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, profitable investment or other satisfying event. What?
  9. 9. Answer
  10. 10. Fear of missing out or FOMO
  11. 11. And ___________ we make for three causes, The first cause is to make the body spiritual. The second is that the spirit may be corporeal, And become fixed with it and consubstantial. The third cause is that from its filthy original. It may be cleansed, and its saltiness sulphurious May be diminished in it, which is infectious. Q.4 A passage from ‘The Eighth Gate’, by George Ripley, which featured in his 1591 book ‘Compound of Alchemy’, goes thus: Fill in the blank, which is still in scientific use today
  12. 12. Answer
  13. 13. Sublimation
  14. 14. *Q 5. As a part of its cost cutting measures, the Italian food restaurant chain ‘Olive Garden’ adopted this culinary measure in September 2014 This measure rendered its pasta generally unpalatable, and garnered severe criticism and consequent damage to the chain’s reputation. What was the measure adopted? Give me the justification for brownie points.
  15. 15. Answer
  16. 16. Olive Garden stopped adding salt to its pasta water, with the intention of preserving the warranty of its pots and pans
  17. 17. Q.6 X is a breed of cattle first bred in the US. It was imported from India, and was produced by cross-breeding the Kankrej, Gujarat, Ongole, and the Gir (or Gyr) strains. X acquired its popular name on account of its sacred status in India. X is also the adopted nickname of a Hollywood celebrity ‘Y’ as a reference to his part-Samoan ethnicity. ID X and Y
  18. 18. Answer
  19. 19. X: Brahma cattle Y: Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson
  20. 20. Q.7 This term was inadvertently coined by the feminist critic Rosalind Coward in 1984. She described it thus: "Cooking food and presenting it beautifully is an act of servitude. It is a way of expressing affection through a gift... That we should aspire to produce perfectly finished and presented food is a symbol of a willing and enjoyable participation in servicing others. “X” exactly sustains these meanings relating to the preparation of food.“ Recognizing the need to handle the maturity of X with due gravitas (or lack thereof) the company Y launched a website dedicated to X in 2011 Give me X and Y
  21. 21. Answer
  22. 22. X = Food Pornography Y = Zomato
  23. 23. Q.8 ID the author
  24. 24. Answer
  25. 25. Q.9 The molecule depicted here has been described by the food scientist Harold McGee as "a molecular sandwich of one pigment molecule with a sugar molecule attached at each end" This chemical is incidentally what gives saffron its saffron hue. The chemical’s namesake is also commercially successful in a different field, and its famous ambassador is Kapil Dev. ID
  26. 26. Answer
  27. 27. Crocin
  28. 28. *Q. 10 The people depicted here have redefined modern economics as we know it, by leading innovations in taxation, amongst other things. It led to the coinage of a specific term, which has been blanked out Give me the term
  29. 29. Answer
  30. 30. Source:
  31. 31. Q.11 The Oxford English dictionary defines the word X as a derogatory term for people of a particular ethnicity. X however, is used with playful alacrity in Australia and New Zealand. One of the origins of X is believed to be Australian slang for a settler in a foreign country. Another origin is an allusion to the deep-red color the skin of the people from the ethnicity in question takes on, when exposed to the Australian summer sun . ID X
  32. 32. Source: Q.12 Shown here is a plane belonging to an Indonesian airline. The name of the airline refers to an art form based on wax- resist dyeing, which originated over 2000 years in India. Give me the art form.
  33. 33. Answer
  34. 34. Batik
  35. 35. Q. 13 When we hear the phrase 'XY' we actually think that the thing described was invented by X. This is not true. In fact, X's name is included in the phrase to mock him. The Finns coined this phrase, and said it was a drink to go with 'X bread baskets' or simply 'drink to go with the food'. This is a reference to the fact that when X was asked about bombing missions over Poland, he said the missions were actually humanitarian aid. Identify X, whose image is attached.
  36. 36. Answer
  37. 37. Vyacheslav Molotov
  38. 38. Q. 14. The language shown here is spoken by approximately 40 million people in India The Anglicized version of this language is immediately recognizable in the name of a 109 year old institution Give me the name of the institution.
  39. 39. Answer
  40. 40. The language is Kannada; The institution is Canara Bank
  41. 41. Give me the funda *Q. 15
  42. 42. Answer
  43. 43. GoodWeave International, formerly known as Rugmark, is a network of non-profit organizations dedicated to ending illegal child labour in the rug making industry. It was founded in 1994 by children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi
  44. 44. 1987 book 2011 movie 2015 movie Q. 16 All these pertain to the kidnapping of one of Europe’s wealthiest businessmen. Give me the name.
  45. 45. Answer
  46. 46. Alfred Heineken
  47. 47. Q. 17 Shown here is a screenshot of X, which was one of the predecessors for Y, a famous single-player puzzle game, which has been written for many computer platforms in use today. Give me X and Y.
  48. 48. Answer
  49. 49. X = Cube by Jerimac Ratcliff Y = Minesweeper
  50. 50. Q. 18 The blanked out part refers to an army cantonment in Indore It was renamed Dr. Ambedkar Nagar in 2003 One possible origin of the earlier name could be on account of the Madhuca longifolia which grows abundantly in the forests near this area Another alleged origin is a backronym, which refers to the fact that the town was once a military headquarters. Give me the good name.
  51. 51. Answer
  52. 52. Mhow
  53. 53. Q. 19 Shown here is an artwork based on the second part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. It contributed the word X to the English language. X refers to a place between Heaven and Hell. In Catholic doctrine, sinners go to X in the afterlife, before they can be admitted into Heaven. Give me X
  54. 54. Answer
  55. 55. Purgatory
  56. 56. *Q. 20 ___________, a company owned by the Rostec Corporation, underwent a major rebranding exercise in 2014. The new brand’s creators allude a double meaning to its slogan, ‘Protecting Peace’ The company’s products are the most popular around the world, surpassing closes competitors by orders of magnitude based on units manufactured; At the same time, at the same time, they allude, these products are made to maintain peace around the world, regionally and in particular countries -- they help nations protect their sovereignty, their right for peaceful existence, their right to pick their own historic fate. Give me the company’s name.
  57. 57. Answer
  58. 58. Kalashnikov
  59. 59. Q. 21 “X” is a semi-professional football club based in Manchester, England Northern Premier League Premier Division Its club badge, shown here, borrows from that of the Manchester City council. X was formed in 2005 by Manchester United supporters opposed to American businessman Malcolm Glazer's controversial takeover of the club. The club is owned and democratically run by its supporters ID X.
  60. 60. Answer
  61. 61. FC United of Manchester
  62. 62. Q. 22 It was during the unsettling phase of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 that a Frenchman, Mr. Emili Edward Moreau, came to the sanctified pilgrim town of Prayag , to seek his fortune. 20 years later, he co-founded a company, that is fully Indian owned today. Its first outlet was at Prayag railway station, but it has now expanded operations India-wide. The company was named after an immensely successful London counterpart in the 19th century This company also gave a break to a certain Anglo- Indian author by first publishing his work as a paperback series. Give me the name of the company, and the author
  63. 63. Answer
  64. 64. Company: Author: Rudyard Kipling
  65. 65. Q. 23 The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet) is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden, in the middle ages, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the X. This film is considered a major classic in world cinema. X is also a character in the popular ‘Discworld’ series of Terry Pratchett, and has appeared in several books. The character is credited with the quote: “IF I HAD A FIRST NAME, 'DUTY' WOULD BE MY MIDDLE NAME” The interesting thing is that all of us are intimately linked with this character, which is perhaps it has spawned innumerable references to it in culture so much so that it appears in Hindu mythology and culture too in the name of Y. In the Rig Veda he is mentioned as the son of Vivasvat and of Saranya, with a famous twin sister. Please id X and how do we know him in Hindu mythology as Y?
  66. 66. Answer
  67. 67. Death; Yamaraj
  68. 68. Q. 24 Hybristophilia is a term derived from the greek word ὑβρίζειν hubrizein, meaning "to commit an outrage against someone" (ultimately derived from ὕβρις hubris), and philo, meaning "having a strong affinity/preference for”. In popular culture it is also referred to as the ‘Bonny and Clyde’ syndrome. The woman in the photo can be construed to display this tendency. She also participated in the reality television show ‘Big Boss’. Tell me what Hybristophilia means and identify the woman.
  69. 69. Answer
  70. 70. Hybristophilia: The tendency to be attracted to criminals The woman in the photo is Nihita Biswas, the wife of Charles Sobhraj
  71. 71. * Q. 25 The actual name of this work derives from the Old testament’s Book of Isaiah, 21:6: “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, _________________________, let him declare what he seeth.” When the news of this work’s impending release broke on the internet, there were some innovative reactions to its name: Give me the work in question.
  72. 72. Answer