Disclaimer: Not all questions are made by me. Some of the questions are questions that I have liked and compiled for the session. Should be fun.
1. In the United States’ Secret Service lingo, what does Renegade, Renaissance, Radiance and Rosebud, refer to?
2. Which TV show has one the most number of Emmy Awards for excellence in Television? #kolstylz
3. In the Roman Republic magistrates elected to the assemblies had a sub-group of people who were in charge of preventing anyone of bad conduct from holding office and making people behave properly , basically to generate public morality. What were these people called ?
4. In recent years, palaeontologists have come to use a unit of measurement called the lawyer. For what is this unit used, and what’s the story?
5. It is one-seventh as salty as other body fluids. This low salt content gives it a mildly anti- microbial action because cells encountering it tend to swell up and burst. This is also why the HIV organism cannot spread through this particular route. What body fluid are we talking about?
(From Vijay Anand Menon’s Techfest prelims• 6. This Arabic phrase has its reference in the Quran cited as the symbol/sign of god’s mystical creative power. The verse if from the Quranic chapter ‘Surah Ya-Sin’. In the Quran, Allah commands the universe to be and it is, which is more or less what the verse translates to.• What is the phrase?
7. X has its root in the Greek kyrios, meaning master, Lord, power or authority, from which comes the word kyriakos, meaning of the Lord. The Cyriacus name in Ancient Rome is considered the equivalent of the Greek Kyriakos, and both these names may have come to Kerala via Syria and through the multiple trade relations that the state had with European nations. Identify X
8. Every year during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations, the Indian government awards the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards to distinguished Non-Residential Indians and Persons of Indian Origin.Who is the only sports person to have received this award?
9. Super Girl,” a Chinese talent show similar to “American Idol”, was cancelled in 2012 despite high ratings and popularity. Many theories exist as to why the show was cancelled.One of the reasons stated is that the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) told Human Satellite Television that the show violated a cap on screen time.What is the other popular reason that made this cancellation a front page news in dailies like the Guardian and Washington Post?
10. An old ad for Parker Pens featured a person writing down the following formula. Following this, a lot of chemists wrote to Parker asking them what the formula was for. So, what was the formula for?
11. In January 1852, under the command of Captain Robert Salmond RN, the Birkenhead left Portsmouth conveying troops from ten different regiments, including the 74th Regiment of Foot and Queens Royal Regiment, to the 8th Xhosa War against the Xhosa in South Africa. On 5 January she picked up more soldiers at Queenstown, Ireland.On 26th February, 1852, it was transporting troops to Algoa Bay. An incident that occurred on this day set the precedent for a particular maritime tradition, named after this ship.What happened. What tradition.
12. The lady shown here in this photo is Isher Judge _______. She is the Chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations from 2005. holds a Ph.D. from MIT, an M.A. from Delhi School of Economics, and a B.A. with Honors from Presidency College, Kolkata, University of Calcutta. Her husband however is more famous in India.Who is her husband?
13. This is one of the oldest villages in Delhi. It has been dominated by Tyagis since the time of British rule and gets its name from the Pratihara Gurjar’s who used to dominate this part of Delhi. This place is however known for a famous landmark that is situated here. Identify the place or the landmark.
13. This word meant ‘Clarified Butter’ in Persian and has given its name to a dish where meat is cooked in clarified butter at intense heat. The dish is supposed to have been introduced in India by the Mughals and is now a common item throughout the country.Identify the word or the dish.
14. Which is the only mammal to have a total count of over 1 billion and to outnumber humans in over 10 countries of the world?
15. Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews was at bat and New York Giants Wes Westrum was the catcher in Milwaukee County Stadium in a 1954 matchWhat fame of certain quizzical value did this match and the players achieve in August 16, 1954?
16. He began his singing career at the age of three, when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammad Rafis "Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada." From then on Sonu accompanied his father on his singing appearances at weddings and parties. In his teenage years he participated in several music competitions successfully.He has changed the spelling of his last name in accordance with numerology, but not getting desired results, he returned to the old spelling.After the untimely death of Micheal Jackson, he released a tribute song to Micheal in collaboration with his fans on facebook. The song made it to an 18-song global compilation of tribute songs CD titled "The Beat of Our Hearts""Michael Jackson Trubute portrait“WHICH INDIAN PRODIGY?
17. IN THE WORLD OF FILMS, WHERE DOES A LADY CALLED MS. VIOLET STONEHAM LIVE?
18. THE NEVILL GROUND IS A CRICKET GROUND USED AS A SECONDARY HOME GROUND BY ITS DOMESTIC TEAM. ITS ONLY INTERNATIONAL CLAIM TO FAME IS ONE MEMORABLE MATCH, AFTER WHICH IT FADED INTO RELATIVE OBSCURITY. WHERE IS THE GROUND?
19. ON 25TH MAY THIS YEAR, MORE THAN 13000 PEOPLE WERE PRESENT AT THE UNITED CENTRE IN CHICAGO, WHERE PERFORMERS INCLUDED TOM CRUISE, STEVIE WONDER, MADONNA, TOM HANKS, ARETHA FRANKLIN AND BEYONCE. VIEWERSHIP HIT A RECORD HIGH.WHAT WAS THE OCCASION?
20. THIS SONG, FIRST RELEASED ON THE ALBUM poems, prayers and promises, WAS PLAYED IN 2010 AT THE FUNERAL OF WEST VIRGINIAN SENATOR ROBERT BYRD, USA’S LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF SENATE. WHICH SONG?
21. Ray bolger, Bert lahr, Jack haley and terry were cast as 4 of the 5 in a group of characters in a film. Who was cast as the 5th member of this band of travellers?
22. Which 7-letter word is the longest word in the list of 100 most frequently used words in written English? (based on analysis of Oxford English Corpus)
23. Tagline of which movie from the 1990s?His story will touch you, even though he cant.
24. The movie was released on 24 September 2008. It is based on X, who was voted the 11th greatest citizen of his nation in 2004. The movie is enlivened through the cultural diversity of its backdrop, with the colours of India, its rambling buildings and beautiful sunsets, adding a notable poignancy to the drama. The movie explores the very human drama of a man who, after losing everything he has worked for, begins the painstaking journey back to choosing "life". Identify the movie.
26. As mentioned first in Sangam literature,what was the ancient Tamil name for Sri Lanka?
27. New York subway platform faux pasWhat was before this sign came up?
• 28. India became only the sixth country in the world to develop strategic undersea missiles when in January 2010 it launched the K-4 missile – a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with an eventual range of 3,500 km.• What does the letter “K” stand for?
• 1) It’s no more about winning in the flat world. It’s about ______ ________ _________
• 2) This was a British Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.• It is also is a first-rate Ship of the Line, a heavily- armed naval vessel used by the British Navy captained by Cutlet Becket in Pirates of the Caribbean: At worlds End, which fights Flying Dutchman captained by Will Turner and Black Pearl captained by Jack Sparrow.• Also the name of two different SUVs, one manufactured by Mitsubishi, and another by Ford (in Indian market).
• 3) George Edward _______, better known as Professor _______, is a fictional character in a series of science fiction stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Unlike Conan Doyles laid-back, analytic character, Sherlock Holmes, Professor is an aggressive, dominating figure.• Like Sherlock Holmes, Professor was based on a real person — in this case, a professor of physiology named William Rutherford, who had lectured at the University of Edinburgh while Conan Doyle studied medicine there.
4) On which popular TV channel’s logo will you find the element Scandium appropriately used so as to double-up as the name of the channel?
• 5) She is the feminine personification of the United States of America.• 1924 - No clouds; Rays emanating from torch in a flickering style of animation. She wore a headdress.• 1936 – She now stood on a pedestal, wore no headdress, and the single word appeared in chiseled letters behind her. The animation was improved so that the torch now radiated light instead of the more artificial-looking rays of light projecting from the torch.• 1976 – Along with other changes, her body shape was described as resembling a Coke bottle.• 1992 – Digitally repainted to return to her "classic" look. Starts with a bright light, which zooms out to reveal the torch and then then her. Jenny Joseph, a homemaker and mother of two children, was the model, but used a composite for the face.
• 6) If Atlantic was Sea of Atlas (in Greek), this is a legendary island first mentioned in Platos dialogues Timaeus and Critias, which means Island of Atlas, right in the middle of Atlantic. The concept of a lost continent, has been generally rejected, but also has found a lot of supporters including some Nazi theorists.• Francis Bacons 1627 essay The New _______ describes a utopian society that he called Bensalem, located off the western coast of America. A character in the narrative gives a history of ________ that is similar to Platos and places it in America.
• Answers1. Building Tomorrows Enterprise2. Endeavour3. Challenger4. Discovery Science5. Columbia6. Atlantis• Connect – NASA Space Shuttles