1. The Cruxifixion or Tintoretto’s Jesus;
2. Feluda adventure by Satyajit Ray
On the 30th of June, 2014, on X’s anniversary, Dr. Tom Stafford from the
University of Sheffield's Department of Psychology said:
‘X is pure game: there is no benefit to it, nothing to learn, no social or physical
consequence. It is almost completely pointless, but keeps us coming back for more.’
He attributes the game’s success to the Zeigarnik Effect, whereby people have
better memories of tasks that they were not able to complete, as opposed to tasks
that they were able to finish.
Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of X, revealed that that X was born out of a computing
lab for the Academy of Science of the former USSR in 1985, with one of his main
motivations being reducing people’s inhibitions when using computers
He only began receiving royalties for the game 10 years later when he co-founded a
company by the same name.
In continental Europe, it means a small hotel or lodging or boarding house .
It has found several references in literature and films including in the opening
scene of the novel by E.M Forster, ‘a Room with a View’, which is set in
When used as a verb, this word also means to discard something because it is too
Incidentally, the word also alludes to the nickname of Chelsea Football Club,
London, in the first half of the twentieth century.
Historically it meant a payment made to a royal favourite or to an artist or scholar
to enable them to carry on work of public interest or value.
Identify the word.
This controversial document is supposed to be a Gnostic text, and the
contents of this text were unknown till it turned up in the ‘grey market’ in
Geneva in May 1983. It was supposed to have been smuggled from Egypt in
the 1970s. The document has been as strongly criticized, as it has piqued the
interest of people.
In 2006 the Archbishop of Canterbury said about this book:
“We are instantly fascinated by the suggestion of conspiracies and cover-ups; this has
become so much the stuff of our imagination these days that it is only natural, it seems, to
expect it when we turn to ancient texts, especially biblical texts. We treat them as if they
were unconvincing press releases from some official source, whose intention is to conceal the
real story; and that real story waits for the intrepid investigator to uncover it and share it
with the waiting world. Anything that looks like the official version is automatically
What was this controversial text, and what did it say?
Gospel of Judas
The Gospel of Judas portrays Judas's actions as done in obedience to
instructions given by Christ.
The Gospel of Judas does not claim that the other disciples knew
about Jesus's true teachings.
On the contrary, it asserts that they had not learned the true Gospel,
which Jesus taught only to Judas Iscariot, the sole follower belonging
to the "holy generation" among the disciples.
In accounting parlance, X and Y denote the financial status of the company.
Y, normally associated with robustness, and X, with decay and sickness, mean the
opposite in this context.
This inverted meanings derive from the way entries were traditionally made at the time
of balancing the account books.
Give me X and Y, and the funda for brownie points.
X = In the black
Y = In the red
A company would be said to be "in the black" if it is profitable or, more
specifically, if the company produces positive earnings after accounting for all
Conversely, a company with negative earnings would be said to be "in the red."
The operative word for a
quality standard has been
Give me the word/the
commodity we are measuring
the quality of, here
Shown here is a food crop, whose genus named in
honour of the Australian chemist, medical researcher
and politician Dr. John Macadam.
This crop was in the news in December 2014 in
rather acrimonious circumstances.
It contributed to a coinage of a certain term in
modern English parlance.
This term refers to a temperamental state of a person
of authority, caused on account of some trivial
matter like the way food has been served, which can
escalate to potentially endanger the lives of several in
the vicinity of the person of authority.
Give me the name of the crop and the term.
AY is a phrase used to refer to describe the perception that leftist ideology in general,
and left-wing politics in particular, are increasingly influential in Latin America. Despite
being relatively new, this term is quite widely used now.
This probably comes from the term BY which is a common name for a phenomenon
known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms) and the
bloom takes on a particular color. BY are events in which estuarine, marine, or fresh
water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column, resulting in coloration of the
surface water. It is usually found in coastal areas.
CY is a cocktail containing:
Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps
Give me AY, BY and CY
In colloquial terms X is a concept that applies to technology products
(especially pharmaceutical products) where the brand name manufacturer
uses legal and business strategies to retain royalties from patents that are
about to expire.
One form of X can be when patent protection is ensured by obtaining
separate 20-year patents on multiple attributes of a single product. These
patents can cover everything from aspects of the manufacturing process to
tablet colour, or even a chemical produced by the body when the drug is
ingested and metabolized by the patient.
Give me X
Y is a term that refers to a condition suffered by women and girls of the middle
ages who would starve themselves to death in the name of God. The phenomenon
is also known by the name inedia prodigiosa.
Catherine of Siena (image below) was a famous victim of this syndrome. Though
this syndrome does not exist anymore, its famous cousin X is very well known and
quite glorified in this day and age.
Another phenomenon Q is the term often used to describe a condition in which a
person participates in excessive outdoor sun tanning or excessive use of other skin
tanning methods (such as tanning beds) to achieve a darker skin complexion
because they perceive themselves as unacceptably pale.
Identify X and Y (full phrases) and Q.
One meaning of ‘X’ in the English language is ‘to criticize heavily and repeatedly’
In the context of FPS games circle X is the technique of moving around an
opponent in a circle while facing them, thus:
X is adapted from a German catchphrase that
originated in World War I, as a humorous and
motivational response to England’s slogan “God save
The German response was:
“Gott _______ England!”
Give me X
-- QM Kartik Balasubramaniam
COEP GENERAL QUIZ FINALS
ID the state from its tableaux
5 points for the state, 5 for what's depicted on the tableaux
Q. 1 Shown here is a traditional craft, which has received GI status.
Wood of the Wrightia tinctoria or ivory-wood is used extensively for this craft
The tableau shows the largest river island in the world. The island is also a centre of neo-
Vaishnavite culture in this part of the country.
It is said that Adi Shankaracharya, on his way to Varanasi, had stopped over at
_________. And it is here that he launched his mission against Buddhism. Some
historians say ________ is the first place where the Vedic upheaval started.
Q.4 The tableau shows the matchmaking festival of a particular community in this state.
The name of the festival, according to the state government, refers literally to the fact that
young couples are allowed to elope, before being accepted back by the community.
Q. 5 The state in question has the ideal climactic conditions in India for the cultivation of
this cash crop, outstripped in its category in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla.
Q. 6. The tableau depicts a festival started in 1813 in this state, when plague had struck. It is
celebrated every year in July-end or August.
The festival was started by military forces, but acquired a religious intonation
The name of the festival derives from the word for food in the language of the state.
2 parts to each question. The answers are phonetically linked
+20 on direct to get both right, +10 if only one is right
+30, -20 on the pounce. For successful pounce, a team must get both right.
1.2 Shown here is an iconic island in the Dal lake in Kashmir.
Historically, the tree was planted at holy Hindu shrines in Kashmir under names
derived from the goddess Bhavani.
Later in Muslim times it continued to be a major garden and landscape tree, and they
are now considered as the symbols of the Persian influence on the heritage of
Shown here is a root vegetable which is a cross
between a cabbage and a turnip.
In English, it derives its name from the country
of its origin.
In the country of its origin, its called Rutabaga,
which means ‘ram root’.
Give me its English name
2.2 The blanked out portion refers to a famous Elvis Presley song. It contains a reference to
the material of the shoe. ID the material.
This is a form of furtive flirtation, which can be played by two or more people
Whilst appropriate when there is a potential romantic interest between two parties,
it is likely to be frowned upon in less intimate settings.
Western cultures would typically take a negative view when such activity is initiated
in a formal setting such as during business meetings, with a colleague of the same
sex or with those who are unlikely to reciprocate such as members of the clergy.
3.2 Shown here is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock
ID what has been blanked out.
This artwork essentially
gives everything one
needs to know about a
very successful book
published in the 19th
The book, a timeless
classic has since been
and adapted to film
several times over.
Robert Lucas Jr. received the 1995 Nobel Prize for the development and application of this
An economic idea that the people in the economy make choices based on their logical
outlook, available information and past experiences. The theory suggests that the current
estimations of the economy are equivalent to what the future state of the economy will be.
This contrasts the idea that government policy influences the decisions of people in the
ID the economic theory
5.1 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.2 Theory of Rational Expectations
Some sources report that __________ was first granted status of a religious
headgear of the Pastafarian relegion by the Austrian government in 2011. The
Austrian government has denied it, saying that religious motives were not the
reason to grant the permission of wearing the headgear in a passport.
So, in 2013, the accolade went to the government of the Czech Republic.
Shown here is a _________
A _________ is a series of hard
pressure rollers used to form or
smooth a sheet of material such as
paper or plastic film.
The purpose of a _________ is to
make the paper smooth and glossy
for printing and writing, as well as
of a consistent thickness for
capacitor which use paper as their