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Mastermindz Finals answers

  1. 1. THE GENERAL QUIZ
  2. 2. Round 1Kick Off
  3. 3. Rules:•Direct questions to each teams.•10 points for correct answer•Question passes in case of a wrong answer•5 points for answering a pass question•Maximum time to answer – 15 seconds(direct), 5 seconds (pass)•Total 18 questions•First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise, next6 clockwise.
  4. 4. STARRINGJessica AlbaKathy BatesJessica BielBradley CooperEric DanePatrick DempseyHector ElizondoJamie FoxxJennifer GarnerTopher GraceAnne HathawayAshton KutcherQueen LatifahTaylor LautnerGeorge LopezShirley MacLaineEmma RobertsJulia RobertsTaylor SwiftID The Movie
  5. 5. Valentine’s Day
  6. 6. This sitcom liberally borrows some of thefinest elements of two of the best sitcoms ofthe last decade: ArrestedDevelopment and The Office. But it appliesthem to one of the greatest ensemblescurrently on TV, created by Steven Levitan,Christopher Lloyd . This sitcom has beenable to take ideas we’ve seen before, butwrap them up in a way that feels fresh eachweek. Identify the sitcom.
  7. 7. Modern Family
  8. 8. Started in 1928, as AT&T’s Western Electricdivision , established a division for the specificpurpose of installing and servicing theirloudspeakers and electronic products formotion picture use. Called “E.R.P.I.” (ElectricalResearch Products, Inc.), it was purchased aspart of a consent decree in 1936 by a group ofE.R.P.I. executives, including GeorgeCarrington and Mike Conrow. They changedthe name to “All Technical Service Company”.How do we know this company today?
  9. 9. ALTAC LANCING
  10. 10. X was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to parents originally from the UnitedKingdom. Around the age of 14-15, X worked as a dishwasher to be able toafford a proper guitar. He quit the job after a year and started auditioning as aguitarist while rehearsing his own band in his mothers rented basement inNorth Vancouver. In 1976 , Shock and Sweeney Todd released If Wishes WereHorses with the 15-year-old X as the singer. X has had his photographs published in British Vogue, Luomo Vogue, HarpersBazaar, Esquire among others. X is also currently Editor at Large and regularphotographer for Zoomer Magazine, a Canadian periodical focused on topicsrelevant to the baby boomer generation. In 2002, X was invited, along with otherphotographers from the Commonwealth, to photograph Queen ElizabethII during her Golden Jubilee; one of the photographs from this session was usedas a Canadian postage stamp in 2004 .X supports the Hear the World initiative as a photographer in its aim to raiseglobal awareness for the topic of hearing and hearing loss. X was awardedthe Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions topopular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helpsimprove education for people around the world.Id X.
  11. 11. BRYAN ADAMS
  12. 12. A project of a famous company X, codenamed Y, neededan alternative to give to their own employees once Yrolled out to the general public.Turns out they bought the rights from the organization Zshown in the pic. Id X,Y,Z
  13. 13. American Farm Bureau (Z) sold therights to www.fb.com to Facebook(X).Since facebook launched theirmessaging service, codenamedProject Titan(Y), every user would geta @facebook.com email id.So the employees of facebook weremade to switch to @fb.com for theirinternal email ids.
  14. 14. X is an information technology and computernetworking products multinational company, founded in 1996. It isheadquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The company designs and sellshigh-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. In1995 Pradeep Sindhu, a principal scientist at Xeroxs Palo Alto ResearchCenter, returned from vacation with the idea to start a company to supplyhigh-performance routers to support the quickly emerging Internet. Sindhustarted the company in February 1996 with $200,000 in seed money frompowerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He hired twoother engineers, Bjorn Liencres from Sun Microsystems and Dennis Fergusonfrom MCI.As a startup, X received $6 Million in funding from AT&T in 1997. It garneredfinancial support of over $40 million of Northern Telecom, 3Com, UUNETTechnologies, a subsidiary of WorldCom, the Siemens AG/NewbridgeNetworks alliance; and Ericsson.X went public on 25 June 1999. The company had one of the most successfulinitial public offerings in history.ID X
  15. 15. Juniper Networks
  16. 16. Which commonly used word derives its origin from two Greek words ‘oikou’ and ‘nomos’which means the rule or law of the household?
  17. 17. Economics
  18. 18. What is the name of the independentlydeveloped short-range quick reaction,tactical missile which was tested for thefirst time in July, 2011?It is a solid-fuelled surface to surfaceguided short range tactical ballistic missiledeveloped by DRDO of India.It plays the missile roles as required forthe Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
  19. 19. Prahaar
  20. 20. Which brand did JRD Tata launch in 1952 underthe special recommendation of the then PrimeMinister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru?It was launched as a 100% subsidiary of Tata OilMills (TOMCO). The name of the brand whenconverted in French means Lakshmi, thegoddess of wealth.Today the company is not a part of TATA and issold to HLL for 200 crore’s and then went on tocreate Trent & Westside.
  21. 21. LAKME
  22. 22. X is a brand owned by Unilever and was launched inFrance in 1983, inspired by another Unilever brandImpulse.It is sold in the United Kingdom and Ireland as LYNXdue to trademark issues.Its products include Gravity, Apollo, Dark Temptationand many more. From 1996 to 2002, Lynx tookinspiration from Calvin Klein using the sameconsultant.It created history by manufacturing a 8cm cylindercalled ___X____ bullet.Its targeted to reach the youth population and is verywell established in the market.Identify X.
  23. 23. AXE DEODRANT
  24. 24. Israel banned the imports of the X in their country.The ministry of Israel says the X’s Wi-Fi system isconfigured for the US and does not conform toEuropean standards.After two months of the ban, they lifted the ban andreturned the confiscated X’s.Then the Princeton University and The YankeesStadium in New York too banned X due to issueswith network and Wi-Fi.Identify X.
  25. 25. Apple iPad
  26. 26. Name the two wheeler that gotassociated with the movie ‘3 Idiots’.
  27. 27. Mahindra Flyte
  28. 28. FUNDA?
  29. 29. Munich Air Disaster which killed 8Manchester United players. Thisclock serves as the memorial tovictims of the plane crash.This clock has remained inthe same position since it wasinstalled.
  30. 30. Which book holds the recordfor being the book mostoften stolen from publiclibraries?
  31. 31. Guinness Book ofWorld Records
  32. 32. Id the company.
  33. 33. Tata Consultancy Services
  34. 34. K Computer, the worlds fastestsupercomputer, is produced by X inKobe, Japan named after the Japaneseword, ‘Kei’ which stands for 10quadrillion.It has a performance of 8.162 FLOPS.It is expected to become completelyoperational in November 2012.Identify X
  35. 35. Fujitsu
  36. 36. X was acquired by Sanjiv Mehta, a Mumbai bornentrepreneur who completed the process by buyingout the company in 2005 from 30 to 40 people whoowned the company.He says “a huge feeling of redemption” after herealises his company once generated half of the worldtrade and employed a third of British workforce.Mehta is now poised to open the first X store inLondon’s upmarket Mayfair neighborhood in March.“ I took a sabbatical from all other business and thisbecame the single purpose in my life” says SanjivMehta.
  37. 37. The East India Company
  38. 38. This is a 2005 book of fiction. The book has 13 chapters .Each chapters name is prefixed with a number, which are :10002000500010000500001000002000005000001000000100000001000000001000000000Which book?
  39. 39. ‘Q&A’ by Vikas SwarupLater re-released as‘Slumdog Millionaire’
  40. 40. Round 2PICturesque
  41. 41. Rules:•12 questions (images/videos)•Direct questions•6 anticlockwise and 6 clockwise• 10 points for correct answer•5 points for answering on pass•Maximum time to answer –15 seconds (direct), 5 seconds (pass)
  42. 42. NAME THE FOUR CHARACTERS
  43. 43. ERIC CARTMAN, KYLEBROFLOVSKI, STAN MARSHAND KENNY McCORMICK
  44. 44. ALL THESE ARE BRANDS OF X. IDENTIFY THE COMPANY X
  45. 45. DIAGEO
  46. 46. JOHN F. KENNEDY
  47. 47. IDENTIFY THE NAME OF THIS MOON• With over 400 active volcanoes, it is the most geologically active object of the solar system.
  48. 48. IO, is the innermostof the four moonsof the planet Jupiter.
  49. 49. IDENTIFY THE LOGO
  50. 50. VIRGIN GALACTIC, provide sub-orbital flights to thepaying public.
  51. 51. Id:
  52. 52. N. R. NARAYANA MURTHY, founderof Infosys.
  53. 53. WHAT IS THIS?
  54. 54. Google Earth’srecreation ofAncient Rome
  55. 55. Old Logos Of?
  56. 56. SAMSUNG
  57. 57. ID the two.
  58. 58. LONDON OLYMPICS 2012MASCOTS:Wenlock and Mandeville
  59. 59. FUNDA?
  60. 60. Cartoon by Abu Abrahamon the signing ofEmergency ordinance bythe president FakrhuddinAli Ahmed in 1975
  61. 61. ID
  62. 62. 12 Jyotirlingams
  63. 63. ID
  64. 64. APPLE 1
  65. 65. ROUND 3BOUNCER
  66. 66. Rules:•Infinite Bounce round.•20 points for correct answer•Question passes in case of a wrong answer•10 points for answering a pass question•Maximum time to answer – 15 seconds (direct), 5seconds (pass)•Every question is addressed to the teamsucceeding the team that answered the previousquestion.•Total 18 questions•To start from leading team and move clockwise
  67. 67. 1600 light projectors with a totalpower requirement of three millionwatts producing a total illuminationof 3000 lux have been used everySeptember since 2008, in a south-east Asian nation. Name the eventfor which the above have been used.
  68. 68. Singapore Grand Prix
  69. 69. Which popular car audio company when translatedin German means “blue point”?It was a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH untilMarch 1st, 2011.It was initially launched in 1923 in Berlin as “Ideal”.The logo has a blue dot before the name of thecompany.Identify the name of the Company.
  70. 70. Blaupunkt
  71. 71. When the Indian forces drove away the Portuguesefrom this colony, it became an independent country inthe eyes of international law. When the residents ofthe colony requested the Government of India foradministrative help, Mr K.G. Badlani, an IAS officerwas sent as the administrator. In 1961, Mr. Badlaniwas, for one day, designated as the Prime Minister ofthe ‘country’ so that as the Head of State he could signan agreement with the Prime Minister of India,Jawaharlal Nehru, and formally merge the countrywith the Republic of India.Identify this former Portuguese colony.
  72. 72. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  73. 73. X is a global skin- and body-care brand that isowned by the German company Beiersdorf. Thecompany was founded on March 28, 1882 bypharmacist Carl Paul Beiersdorf. In 1900, the newowner Oskar Troplowitz developed a water-in-oil emulsion as a skin cream with Eucerit, the firststable emulsion of its kind. This was the basis forEucerin and later, X. The name X comes fromthe Latin word for snow-white.
  74. 74. NIVEA
  75. 75. Throughout his presidency, he hashosted the live talk show known as‘Aló Presidente’ (‘Hello, President!’).The show broadcasts in varyingformats each Sunday at 11:00 AM. Theshow features him addressing topicsof the day, taking phone calls and livequestions from both the studio andbroadcast audience, and touringlocations where government socialwelfare programs are active. Who?
  76. 76. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
  77. 77. The original concept wasdeveloped by Jaakko Iisalo and his mechanics is said to havebeen inspired from a previous game called Crush the Castle.Identify this game that Salman Rushdie claims to be a master at.
  78. 78. Angry Birds
  79. 79. Telenor(Norway),Batelco(Bahrain),Sistema(Russia),Etisalat(UAE)...Connect
  80. 80. Foreign telecom giants whichowned stakes in the telecomcompanies involved in 2G scam.
  81. 81. It was a single country not longago. It has now split into 6countries in 2 decades. Anothername of this peninsula nowused as a verb which means thesame. Id.
  82. 82. Yugoslavia, Balkan Peninsula
  83. 83. The only Nobel lauerate fromPakistan, he got the 1979Nobel for Physics. He leftPakistan in 1974 in protestwhen his Ahmeddiya sect wasdeclared unislamic by the PakParliament. Who?
  84. 84. Abdus Salam
  85. 85. X is an entrepreneur best known forfounding several high profile onlineventures with Janus Friis.He studied at the Uppsala University inSweden.He co-founded the worlds mostdownladed internet software in 2003, Y.After the success of Y, he and Frisslaunched their most notable success todate, Skype-a telephony company basedon peer to peer principles.Identify X & Y.
  86. 86. X-Niklas ZennstormY-Kazaa (a peer topeer file sharingapplication)
  87. 87. Designed by Atkins Studio of Dubai, it isbeing developed by Jaguar Buildcon. Witha height of 300 metres, the exterior of thebuilding will represent the mehendipatterns. The building will be a 62 floorsmixed use tower that will house a hotel,office and retail space. Two wings of thebuilding are clasped together like handsgreeting. What is being described?
  88. 88. NAMASTE TOWERSBeing built at Lower Parel (Mumbai), itis expected to be completed in 2014and will be the tallest building in India.
  89. 89. X was a major South Korean chaebol (Conglomerate).It was founded on 22 March, 1967 and wasdismantled by the Korean Government in 1999. It wasthe 2nd largest conglomerate in Korea after HyundaiGroup, followed by LG Group and Samsung Group.The name of the company means Great Universe.Some of its divisions include textiles, heavy industries,precision industries and electronics.Identify X.
  90. 90. DAEWOO
  91. 91. X was a German athlete, notable for winning Silver at the 1936 SummerOlympics in Berlin and for giving advice to his competitor, Y who went onto win the gold medal for the broad jump (now referred to as the longjump) as a result of his advice. This was one of the four gold medalswhich Y won at the 1936 Olympics.In 1942 as X prepared to go to war for Germany, he wrote a letter to Y:“My heart is telling me that this is perhaps the last letter of my life. Ifthat is so, I beg one thing from you. When the war is over, please go toGermany, find my son and tell him about his father. Tell him about thetimes when war did not separate us and tell him that things can bedifferent between men in the world.“Your brother, X”X died during the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. Y fulfilled X’s wishesand found ‘his brother’s son; in Germany.Who were these two friends X and Y?
  92. 92. X – Luz LongY- Jesse Owens
  93. 93. Mehran Karimi Nasseri (born 1942), alsoknown as Sir, Alfred Mehran, isan Iranian refugee who lived in thedeparture lounge of Terminal One in Charlesde Gaulle Airport from 8 August 1988 untilJuly 2006, when he was hospitalized for anunspecified ailment. His autobiography hasbeen published as a book and is the basisfor a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.Name the movie.
  94. 94. The Terminal
  95. 95. CONNECT
  96. 96. ORKUT
  97. 97. The Head of State nominates six membersand the Parliament nominates the othersix. The requirement is that six must betheologians while the others must bejurists. This body has veto powers overparliament decisions. Identify thisunelected body and the country where itwields power.
  98. 98. Council of Guardians/Guardian Council of Iran.
  99. 99. By what nickname was WilliamMark Felt Sr, former Dy. Directorof FBI, the Posts anonymoussource in the Watergate scandelknown for 30 years from 1974 to2005.
  100. 100. Deep Throat
  101. 101. Which publication advertiseditself with the following linesthat reads “ Software for themost advanced micro-processors on this planet? “Identify which publication arewe talking about?
  102. 102. The Economic Times
  103. 103. ROUND 5LONG CONNECT
  104. 104. Rules:•Long connect round•Guess the theme•Negative marking forwrong answer•Varied scoring pattern
  105. 105. +150/-125
  106. 106. +125/-100
  107. 107. +100/-75
  108. 108. +75/-50
  109. 109. +50/-25
  110. 110. +20/-10
  111. 111. +10/-5
  112. 112. And The theme is:
  113. 113. Airports Of India
  114. 114. ROUND 5FREE KICK
  115. 115. Rules:•12 topics•First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise• 30 for correct answer•-15 for wrong or no answer•No passing
  116. 116. Literature Sports HistoryGeography Mythology & Religion IndiaMovies Music ITBIZ Life Sciences Cricket Finish
  117. 117. LiteratureFredrick Forsyth wrote this novel about anattempt on Xs life based on a real incident,the rest of the book being pure fiction. Theassasin Y in the story shares hisname(nickname) with an actual contractkiller of Venezualan origin currently servinglife in french prison for killing 2 frenchagents.
  118. 118. X-Charles de Gaulle &Y-Jackal (The killer was Carlosthe jackal)Book-The Day of the jackal Back
  119. 119. sportsIn the Tour de France the rider who finishes last, ratherthan dropping out along the way, is accorded a distinction.Riders may compete to come last rather than just near theback. Often the rider who comes last is remembered, whilethose a few places ahead are forgotten.The revenue the last rider will generate from laterappearance fees can be greater than had he finishedsecond to last, although this was more true when riders stillmade much of their income from post-Tour criteria. Thephrase referring to the competitor in last place in Tour deFrance comes from the French words for the object hungon the caboose of a railway train, which conductors wouldlook for in order to make sure none of the couplings hadbecome disconnected. Give the phrase.
  120. 120. Lanterne Rouge Or The Red Lantern Back
  121. 121. History This place is one of India’s largestwholesale markets. Built in 17th century by Shah Jahan and designed by hisdaughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight. Identify the place.
  122. 122. Chandni Chowk, Delhi Back
  123. 123. GeographyThe British say the inhabitants are Britishby choice, Argentina claims the territoryon the basis of geographical proximity.Name this mineral rich territory. There isa version which claims Diego Maradonnadedicated his Hand of God in memory of our boys fighting for this land
  124. 124. Falklands Back
  125. 125. Mythology &ReligionAccording to ancient tale , there was a Muslim shepherdnamed Buta Malik who was given a sack of coal by asadhu. Upon reaching home, he discovered that the sack,in fact, contained gold. Overjoyed and overcome ,ButaMalik rushed back to look for the sadhu and thankhim,but on the spot of their meeting discovered a caveand eventually this became a place of workship for all thebelievers .To date, a percentage of donations given bypilgrims are given to Malik’s descendents and remaining tothe trust which manages the shrine.Name this famous shrine
  126. 126. Amarnath Cave Shrine ,Kashmir Back
  127. 127. IndiaIndia was the first Asiancountry to get a loan fromthe WORLD BANK on the18 th of august, 1949.What was the purpose ofthis loan?
  128. 128. Reconstruction &Development of theINDIAN RAILWAYS Back
  129. 129. MoviesX is a film which Hrishikesh Mukherjeemade to get out of a bout of depressioncaused by his 1977 flop Alaap. It was alsoremade in Tamil in 1981starring Rajinikanth, in Kannada in1990 starring Shivrajkumar and inMalayalam in 1995 starring Jagadeesh.The name has become a consistentlysuccessful Hindi movie franchise in the2000s with three releases so far. Id X.
  130. 130. Golmaal Back
  131. 131. Music X was born on December 2, 1981, the second child of Lynne Irene and JamesParnell. She is of English heritage through her maternal grandmother, who was bornin London, and of distant Maltese descent. At age three, she started to attend dancelessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. During her childhood, she alsoattended gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions andchildrens talent shows . X made her local stage debut at age five, singing "What ChildIs This?" at her kindergarten graduation. She said about her ambition as a child, "Iwas in my own world, [...] I found out what Im supposed to do at an early age". Atage eight, X and her mother Lynne travelled to Atlanta for an audition in the 1990srevival of The Mickey Mouse Club. Casting director Matt Casella rejected her for beingtoo young to join the series at the time. X also appeared as a contestant on thepopular television show Star Search, as well as being cast in a number ofcommercials. In December 1992, she was finally cast in The Mickey Mouse Club, butreturned to Kentwood after the show was cancelled. She signed with Jive Records in1997. X was Yahoo’s most popular search term between 2005 and 2008. X wasnamed as Most Searched Person in the Guinness World Records book edition 2007and 2009. In Nov 2009, X released an application for iPhone and iPod Touch titled"Its X!".ID X
  132. 132. Britney Spears Back
  133. 133. ITIT major X recently entered into a pact with Japans Y to set up ajoint venture in Japan.The new firm will focus on the Japanese market and provide arange of service for IT, business process outsourcing (BPO) andinfrastructure services to Japanese corporations."Japan is a very important market for X. The new (venture) willprovide strong local market knowhow, deep domain knowledge aswell as bring in global technology best practices to help Japanesecorporations effectively respond to their global IT needs," chiefexecutive and managing director of X said. According to X, it willown up to 60 percent in the new stake Y will hold 40% stake.ID X and Y
  134. 134. X- Tata Consultancy ServicesY- Mitsubishi Back
  135. 135. BIZWhich is the famous multinational corporation located inKyoto, Japan whose name when translated from Japaneseto English roughly gives the phrase “leave luck toheaven”?This company was founded on the 23rd of September,1889 as a producer of handmade playing cards.By 1963, the company had tried several small nichebusinesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.It is Japan’s third most valuable listed company, with amarket value of over US$85 billion.Which is this famous company ?
  136. 136. Nintendo founded by Nintendo Koppai Back
  137. 137. Life SciencesThe evidence of this disease was found in the spines ofEgyptian mummies thousands of years old. The diseasewas common both in ancient Greece and imperialRome. This disease caused organism was first isolated in1882 by a German physician named Robert Koch whoreceived the Nobel prize for this discovery. A newtechnology light emitting-diode fluorescencemicroscopy is used to diagnose this disease. A specialtype of test called PCR(polymerase chain reaction)detects the genetic material of the disease causedorganism. Some 1.8 billion people-a third of worldpopulation are infected with this disease and 2-3 milliondie each year. Identify the disease.
  138. 138. Tuberculosis Back
  139. 139. CricketHe was said to be the best all-rounder of his day. He made hisfirst-class debut for Sussex in 1845 aged 18, weighing only 7 stone(45kg). Initially a fast round-arm bowler, his pace slowed in lateryears. While bowling fast, he took on average nearly 10 wickets inevery game. In 1850, playing for the South against the North atLords, he took all 10 wickets in the second innings, all cleanbowled (still the only instance of all ten wickets being taken"bowled“ in any first-class match). In all, he took 1,109 first-classwickets with a bowling average of 10.32. He was also a finebatsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12, anaverage which was very good for the time). He scored only twocenturies, the first in 1849 and the second was the only centuryscored in 1855. Who?
  140. 140. John Wisden Back

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