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Current Affairs Quiz Finals 2015

A Current Affairs Quiz as part of COEP's Quiz Week, conducted on 23/2/15.

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Current Affairs Quiz Finals 2015

  1. 1. Infinite Bounce 1 Internationals No pounces +10 for correct answers No negatives
  2. 2. Q1: FITB. 2005: Sudoku/Podcast 2011: Squeezed middle 2013: Selfie 2014: _________.
  3. 3. Vape Oxford Dictionary Words of the Year
  4. 4. Q2: This is the cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, issue number 1178, dated January 14, 2015. What has been blanked out? Image on next slide.
  5. 5. Q3: ISIS beheaded Lt. X, a Jordanian pilot. As retaliation to this, the Jordan Government launched an attack specifically targeting ISIS bases under the name Operation “X, the Martyr”. What was the name of this pilot?
  6. 6. Lt. Moath-al-Kasasbeh
  7. 7. Q4: The European Championships, hosted by France, will see the tournament expand from 16 teams to 24 teams. In normal circumstances, the winner of Euro 2016 would be entitled to a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. However, if two of the 24 teams win, this place will go to the runner-up. Which two teams are being talked about, and why?
  8. 8. Germany – World Champions Russia – Automatic Qualification, being the host
  9. 9. Q5: Id the event Satya Nadella is watching. Hint available on request.
  10. 10. Superbowl
  11. 11. Q6: The origin of the word X can be traced back to the Sanskrit word Yuj which translates to “uniting/joining”. The longest day in the northern hemisphere was declared as the International X Day on December 11, 2014. What is X?
  12. 12. Yoga International Yoga Day on June 21
  13. 13. Infinite Bounce 1 Entertainment No pounces +10 for correct answers No negatives
  14. 14. Q1: X is an composer and music producer of Indian origin and is best known for winning the Best New Age Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, for Winds of Samsara, for which X collaborated with Wouter Kellerman, a South African flutist. Id X.
  15. 15. Ricky Kej
  16. 16. Q2: The upcoming movie – Minions, is a spinoff from the Despicable Me series. In the trailer of this movie, New York from the year 1968 is described as “42 Years B.G.” What does B.G. stand for?
  17. 17. Before Gru
  18. 18. Q3: X played the role of Vishnu is Sarkar, Rakesh Maria in Black Friday, and Jehangir in ABCD - Any Body Can Dance. X was recently honored with an award at the 60th Filmfare Awards. Id the category.
  19. 19. Kay Kay Menon
  20. 20. Q4: Id the mask.
  21. 21. Guy Fawkes Mask
  22. 22. Q5: X is an actor, thespian and politician. He has won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994. He is known for playing the role of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in Hera Pheri. From which constituency was X elected to Lok Sabha in the 2014 Indian elections?
  23. 23. Ahmedabad East
  24. 24. Q6: X won the 66th Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. X has also voiced Agent Classified in the recent spinoff of the Madagascar series – Penguins of Madagascar. He has also voiced Severus Snape and the British Prime Minister on an episode of The Simpsons. Id X.
  25. 25. Benedict Cumerbatch
  26. 26. Pounce Cricket World Cup Pounces open +10 for correct answers
  27. 27. Q1: FITB. Chetan Sharma: New Zealand Saqlain Mushtaq: Zimbabwe Chaminda Vaas: Bangladesh Brett Lee: Kenya Lasith Malinga: South Africa, Kenya Kemar Roach: Netherlands _________:__________ No part points.
  28. 28. Steven Finn: Australia World Cup Hat-Tricks.
  29. 29. Q2: The picture shows a bird Alcetrois Y. X is a word derived from Y, and is also the common name of the bird. Being X is also the reason why a West Indian player and two Pakistan players were banned from bowling in the ongoing World Cup. What is X?
  30. 30. X - Chucker Y - Chukar
  31. 31. Q3: Which country, in the 2011 World Cup, set the World Cup record for the highest successful chase in CWC history, by chasing down a target of 329, against England at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore? Hint available on request.
  32. 32. Ireland
  33. 33. Q4: What unique feat related to the Cricket World Cup is shared by Nuwan Kulasekara and Craig McDermott?
  34. 34. Only players to bowl last ball of one WC and first ball of the next WC.
  35. 35. Q5: Id the next person in the list. ?
  36. 36. Eoin Morgan
  37. 37. Q6: In the recent match against England, Brendon McCullum set the record for the fastest fifty in a World Cup, by accomplishing the feat in 18 balls. In doing so, whose record did he break?
  38. 38. His own, set against Canada, 20 balls in 2007.
  39. 39. Infinite Bounce + Pounce 1 Pounces open +10 for correct answers
  40. 40. Q1: Connect. Deloitte is the latest addition to this list.
  41. 41. Companies with CEOs of Indian origins
  42. 42. Q2: He was the founder of Punjab National Bank and commissioned the iconic Lakshmi Building in Karachi which still bears a plaque in his remembrance. The 150th Birth Anniversary of this former President of Indian National Congress and member of Arya Samaj was celebrated on 28th Jan, 2015. Who is he?
  43. 43. Lala Lajpat Rai
  44. 44. Q3: FITB. Sushant Singh Rajput: MS Dhoni Priyanka Chopra: Mary Kom Farhan Akhtar: Milkha Singh ________: Mohd. Azharuddin
  45. 45. Emraan Hashmi
  46. 46. Q4: Most of the artifacts from X, which was bought from Britain in 1957, will be kept at Maritime History Society, Mumbai while the rest will be moved to Naval Aviation Museum in Goa. IB Commercial, a scrap buying firm, has decided to keep a metallic Ashok Chakra that used to be on X. What is X?
  47. 47. Decommissioned INS Vikrant which was reduced to scrap in Nov, 2014. IB Commercial was the firm which won the bid to scrap the ship.
  48. 48. Q5: This brand changed its logo twice in 3 months. Reason behind this was acquisition of Urbanspoon by this brand and it wanted to show the integration of these two brands. Hence the new logo- a white spoon on a red background. Which brand?
  49. 49. Zomato
  50. 50. Q6: If it was Hugh Jackman in 2009, James Franco and Anne Hathway in 2011, Ellen DeGeneres in 2014, who will it be in 2015?
  51. 51. Neil Patrick Harris Hosts of the Academy Awards
  52. 52. Infinite Bounce + Pounce 2 Amul Cartoons Pounces open +10 for correct answers
  53. 53. Q1: FITB.
  54. 54. Q2: Id the event.
  55. 55. Roger Federer plays in India for the first time during the IPTL.
  56. 56. Q3: Id the event
  57. 57. 2014 School Massacre in Peshawar by Tehrik-i- Taliban
  58. 58. Q4: Id the event.
  59. 59. Q5: Id the event
  60. 60. Kim Kardashian cancels off plans to join Bigg Boss
  61. 61. Q6: This is from Oct’14. Id the event.
  62. 62. Richard Attenbrough passes away