IIMB_ does grey matter quiz_finals_dec 2010


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Quiz (Finals) done at the IIM Bangalore Batch of 2000/1995/1980 Alumni meet in December 2010.

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IIMB_ does grey matter quiz_finals_dec 2010

  1. 1. Does Grey Matter? The IIM Bangalore Quiz Welcome to the Finals
  2. 2. Let us Welcome the Top 8 Teams
  3. 3. <ul><li>Write to Score </li></ul><ul><li>10 visuals </li></ul><ul><li>All-written </li></ul><ul><li>+5 for each; +10 if you are one of the only 1 or 2 teams to get it </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 Promo for which 2009 movie?
  5. 5. 2 What is this inspired by?
  6. 6. 3 Where will you find this?
  7. 7. 4 He is in this ad, because of playing which character?
  8. 8. ID this animal, the national symbol of a country in the Gulf region 5
  9. 9. ID the country and what is depicted on this country’s flag? 6
  10. 10. What is this logo based on? 7
  11. 11. 8 <ul><li>What is this machine? </li></ul>
  12. 12. What’s blanked out? 9
  13. 13. 10 Fill in the blank
  14. 14. Exchange Sheets….
  15. 15. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>District 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca </li></ul><ul><li>Bijapur (Gol Gumbaz) </li></ul><ul><li>Doogie Howser MD </li></ul><ul><li>Oryx, Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon, Green Cedar tree </li></ul><ul><li>River Thames </li></ul><ul><li>Ravioli pasta making machine </li></ul><ul><li>B.O. / Body Odour </li></ul><ul><li>Pondicherry </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>8 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>No negatives </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for direct and pass </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1 Connect
  18. 18. The answer is...
  19. 19. Jingle Bells Written by James Lord Pierpont, it was actually written and sung for Thanksgiving. Jingle Bell is is commonly taken to mean a certain kind of bell.
  20. 20. 2 In economics and business, _____ ____ is the impact that one user of a good or service has on the value of that product to other people. When it is present, the value of a product or service increases as more people use it. The classic example is the telephone. Facebook, twitter etc work in the same way. Fill in the blanks
  21. 21. The answer is...
  22. 22. Network Effect
  23. 23. 3 This is the “first” Amar Chitra Katha that came out. However there is something strange about its numbering. What and why?
  24. 24. The answer is...
  25. 25. #1 – 10 were reproductions of popular Western fairy tales in Indian languages.
  26. 26. 4 <ul><li>Noida – have a dot </li></ul><ul><li>2. Mumbai – have a diamond </li></ul><ul><li>3. Hyderabad – have a star </li></ul><ul><li>Kolkata – Nothing </li></ul><ul><li>What are we talking about? </li></ul>
  27. 27. The answer is...
  28. 28. Indian coins are mainly produced in 4 cities. The production city puts an identification mark under the year of issue.
  29. 29. 5 The correct term to use belongs to a specific category called space and motion discomfort that share similar options for treatment. Sufferers can be prone to panic attacks. The term used incorrectly in its place refers to a spinning sensation that occurs when one is not actually spinning, which can be triggered by any type of movement. The latter term became very famous in 1958. Name the two terms
  30. 30. The answer is...
  31. 31. Acrophobia Vertigo
  32. 32. <ul><li>X is a financial institution started in 1911 by Sorabhji Pochkhanawala that was one of the first of its kind to be wholly owned and managed by Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Y carries out its legal duties through the aegis of the DSPE, the post World War II avatar of the erstwhile War Department of British-occupied India, and is almost always in the news. </li></ul><ul><li>X and Y have the same abbreviation. Name both. </li></ul>6
  33. 33. The answer is...
  34. 34. <ul><li>X – Central Bank of India </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Central Bureau of Investigation </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>The twitter feed @uriminzok is claimed to be futile. The feeds are written in the Hangul system . </li></ul><ul><li>They are largely understood only by people living below the 38 th parallel , who will disbelieve them. People above the parallel have very few personal computers and no broadband. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain this exercise in futility. </li></ul>7
  36. 36. The answer is...
  37. 37. <ul><li>The feed is run by the North Korean govt. Uriminzok is Korean for “our people”. </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>What’s the India Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 inspired by? Incidentally, it’s the world’s largest bamboo structure. </li></ul>8
  39. 39. The answer is...
  40. 40. <ul><li>Sanchi Stupa </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>List It </li></ul><ul><li>1 Question </li></ul><ul><li>7 Answers </li></ul><ul><li>+5 for each </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for any that you are among 1 or 2 teams to get </li></ul>
  42. 42. There are seven countries that have the letter “J” in their name (anywhere, not just as starting letter). Name them
  43. 43. Exchange Sheets….
  44. 44. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Djibouti </li></ul><ul><li>Fiji </li></ul><ul><li>Azerbaijan </li></ul><ul><li>Tajikistan </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>Anti-Clockwise </li></ul><ul><li>8 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>No negatives </li></ul><ul><li>+10 for direct and pass </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>Both A and B have won the boys titles at SW19. A also reached the semis at the main event in 1960 and 61, and B the quarters in 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>A ’s victory against Brazilian Thomas Koch, which took India to the finals for the first time, was emulated by B at the same tournament many years later when he beat Wally Masur in a decisive fifth match. </li></ul><ul><li>ID A and B . </li></ul>1
  47. 47. The answer is...
  48. 48. <ul><li>A – Ramanathan Krishnan </li></ul><ul><li>B – Ramesh Krishnan </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Some believe he picked it after the name of a character in a set of Persian poems. Others think that it is a reference to this monkey , a description of which appears in his story &quot; The Remoulding of Groby Lington &quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Which famous pseudonym? </li></ul>2
  50. 50. The answer is...
  51. 52. <ul><li>The Senator for New York, Charles Schumer, who occasionally suffers from ‘foot in mouth’ disease, recently likened X to an illegal operation that disassembles saleable parts from stolen automobiles ( Y ). </li></ul><ul><li>Schumer later said he actually meant Z , which according to the dictionary could mean a place where the exteriors of motor vehicles are built or repaired. </li></ul><ul><li>What are X , Y and Z ? </li></ul>3
  52. 53. The answer is...
  53. 54. <ul><li>X – Infosys </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Chop Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Z – Body Shop </li></ul>
  54. 55. <ul><li>On March 1, 1928, a freckled, snub-nosed 15-year-old boy scout Palle Huld left Copenhagen and circled the globe. Winner of a competition run by a Danish newspaper Politiken , Huld was re-enacting the Phileas Fogg adventure. </li></ul><ul><li>What newspaper appearance the following year suggests that Huld was a wholesome influence? </li></ul>4
  55. 56. The answer is...
  56. 58. <ul><li>On June 22, 1941 Soviet archaeologists opened the Samarkand crypt to study the body and found the inscription: “Whoever opens this will be defeated by an enemy more fearsome than I.” The first event Operation Barbarossa took place hours later. </li></ul><ul><li>As if to make non-believers change their mind, the second event, a total reversal of the first , took place five weeks after the great one was reinterred in 1942. </li></ul><ul><li>For full points, give the name of the buried, and the two events. </li></ul>5
  57. 59. The answer is...
  58. 60. <ul><li>Timurlane </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler’s invasion of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>The German Surrender at Stalingrad </li></ul>
  59. 61. <ul><li>What resulted? </li></ul>6
  60. 62. The answer is...
  61. 64. <ul><li>Who is being introduced in this 1958 show? </li></ul>7
  62. 65. The answer is...
  63. 67. 8 ID all and Connect
  64. 68. The answer is...
  65. 69. <ul><li>Dilip Kumar, Prosenjit Chatterjee, A Nageswara Rao and KL Saigal – have all played Devdas on screen </li></ul>
  66. 70. <ul><li>Theme Time </li></ul><ul><li>8 Questions – all on Indian cities </li></ul><ul><li>Questions pass normally for +10 </li></ul><ul><li>Common Theme – in writing </li></ul><ul><li>Theme points on each slide </li></ul>
  67. 71. This city is referred to as the “rice bowl of India”, since it has hundreds of varieties of rice grown here. The Mahanadi river flows to the east of this city Name this capital city and the state +30, -5
  68. 72. The answer is...
  69. 73. Raipur, Chattisgarh
  70. 74. Name him and the city that has an airport named after this tribal leader +30, -5
  71. 75. The answer is...
  72. 76. Birsa Munda, Ranchi
  73. 77. The ruins of the ancient town at Khokrakot prove that perhaps the town is as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. Traditionally, it is named after a Raja in whose days city is said to have been built. It is also claimed that the town derives its name from the Roherra (Tacoma undulate) tree. Name this North Indian city +25, -5
  74. 78. The answer is...
  75. 79. Rohtak
  76. 80. A combination of a 7 th centuty Shiva and Ganesha temple built on a rock, believed to be dating 3 Billion years ago. Where? +25, -5
  77. 81. The answer is...
  78. 82. Tiruchirapalli / Trichy
  79. 83. This city known as “Scotland Of the East”, was the capital of undivided Assam till 1972. It has a football club whose name translates into “our own” in the native Khasi language. Name the city +20, -5
  80. 84. The answer is...
  81. 85. Shillong
  82. 86. Combining Biometric, anthropology and information technology together, Asia's first human DNA Bank has been set up in Biotech Park of this state capital. Name the city +20, -5
  83. 87. The answer is...
  84. 88. Lucknow
  85. 89. There are only two airports in India named after women. One is Indira Gandhi, who lends her name to many airports. Who is the person and name the city in which the airport is located named after her? +15, -5
  86. 90. The answer is...
  87. 91. Devi Ahilyabhai Holkar, Indore
  88. 92. Who, landing where? +15, -5
  89. 93. The answer is...
  90. 94. Vasco De Gama in Calicut / Kozhikode
  91. 95. Theme?
  92. 96. Indian Institutes of Management