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Coep feb 2015 general quiz finals


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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 finals

  1. 1. -- QM Kartik Balasubramaniam COEP GENERAL QUIZ FINALS ROUND 1
  2. 2. • Infinite Bounce • +10 for correct answer on a direct and on a pass • +10 for correct answer on a pounce; -10 if your team gets it wrong • Rules for pounce: 2 strikes and out
  3. 3. Q. 1 1. ID this masterpiece 2. How has it been famously represented in Indian detective fiction? Source:
  4. 4. Answer
  5. 5. 1. The Cruxifixion or Tintoretto’s Jesus; 2. Feluda adventure by Satyajit Ray
  6. 6. Q. 2 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. ID X
  7. 7. Answer
  8. 8. Tetris
  9. 9. Q. 3 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 Florence. When used as a verb, this word also means to discard something because it is too old. 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.
  10. 10. Answer
  11. 11. Pension
  12. 12. Q. 4. 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 suspect.” What was this controversial text, and what did it say?
  13. 13. Answer
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Q.5 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.
  16. 16. Answer
  17. 17. 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 expenses. Conversely, a company with negative earnings would be said to be "in the red."
  18. 18. Q.6 The operative word for a quality standard has been blanked out. Give me the word/the commodity we are measuring the quality of, here
  19. 19. Answer
  20. 20. Pekoe/ Black Tea Leaf grading
  21. 21. Q.7 Connect
  22. 22. Answer
  23. 23. Mitre
  24. 24. Q.8 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.
  25. 25. Answer
  26. 26. Macademia Nut; Nut rage
  27. 27. Q.9 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: Vodka Coconut rum Chambord Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps Rum Cranberry juice Sprite Mint Give me AY, BY and CY
  28. 28. Answer
  29. 29. Pink Tide, Red Tide, Crimson Tide
  30. 30. Q. 10 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
  31. 31. Answer
  32. 32. Evergreening
  33. 33. Q. 11 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.
  34. 34. Answer
  35. 35. X- Anorexia Nervosa Y-Anorexia Mirabilis Q- Tanorexia
  36. 36. Q. 12 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 king”. The German response was: “Gott _______ England!” Give me X
  37. 37. Answer
  38. 38. Strafing
  39. 39. -- QM Kartik Balasubramaniam COEP GENERAL QUIZ FINALS ROUND II
  40. 40. Written Round ID the state from its tableaux 5 points for the state, 5 for what's depicted on the tableaux
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. Q. 2 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.
  43. 43. Q. 3 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.
  44. 44. 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.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. 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.
  47. 47. Answers 1. Karnataka – Channapatna Toys 2. Assam – Incredible Majuli 3. Jharkhand – Maluti Temples 4. Madhya Pradesh – Bhaagoriya Festival 5. Sikkim – Large Cardamom Cultivation 6. Telangana - Bonalu
  48. 48. -- QM Kartik Balasubramaniam COEP GENERAL QUIZ FINALS ROUND 3
  49. 49. TWO TO TANGO
  50. 50. Rules: 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.
  51. 51. 1.1 Identify this iconic brand
  52. 52. 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 Kashmir.
  53. 53. Answer
  54. 54. 1.1 Charminar 1.2 Char Chinar
  55. 55. 2.1 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
  56. 56. 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.
  57. 57. Answer
  58. 58. 2.1 Swede 2.2 Suede
  59. 59. 3.1 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. What?
  60. 60. 3.2 Shown here is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange . ID what has been blanked out.
  61. 61. Answer
  62. 62. 4.1 Footsie 4.2 FTSE
  63. 63. 5.1 This artwork essentially gives everything one needs to know about a very successful book published in the 19th century. The book, a timeless classic has since been dramatized, televised and adapted to film several times over. ID.
  64. 64. 5.2 Robert Lucas Jr. received the 1995 Nobel Prize for the development and application of this economic idea. 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 economy. ID the economic theory
  65. 65. Answer
  66. 66. 5.1 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 5.2 Theory of Rational Expectations
  67. 67. 6.1 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. FIB
  68. 68. 6.2 Shown here is a _________ process. 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 dielectric membrane.
  69. 69. Answer
  70. 70. 6.1 Colander 6.2 Calender
  71. 71. Special Thanks to: Srishti Agnihotri Padmanabhan Pillai