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On the 12th of August, we ran an ISB version of the popular BBC TV show Mastermind. Here are the questions from the set.

On the 12th of August, we ran an ISB version of the popular BBC TV show Mastermind. Here are the questions from the set.

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Mastermind ISB Sets

  1. 1. WW2 - Swaroop 1.Which German general nicknamed the Desert fox, commanded the Afrika Corps? General Erwin Rommel 2 Which Basque town was bombed by the Germans and Italians in 1937 and later commemorated by Picasso? Guernica 3 Which part of Czechoslovakia did Germany demand for its German population ? Sudetenland 4 Who commanded the torpedo boat PT-109 in the Pacific Theater during World War 2? JF Kennedy 5 Brigadier General Paul Tibbets dropped the H Bomb on Hiroshima. What was his mother's name? Enola Gay Tibbets 6 Which capital of Saxony was carpet bombed by the Allies and later inspired Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five? Dresden 7 Name the AP photographer who shot the enduring picture of the US marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? Joe Rosenthal 8 The Allied attempts to capture the Dodecanence Islands in the Aegean Sea inspired which Allistar Maclean novel? The Guns of Navarone 9 Which Norwegian politican, whose name is synonomous with treachery, seized power in a Nazi backed coup ? Quisling 10 Which US navy vessel, that was completely destoryed during the Pearl harbor attack, is currently a memorial for those killed in the attack? USS Arizona
  2. 2. 11 What was the name given to the line of Fortifications built by France in the 1930s on the German Frontier? Maginot Line 12 Which German Battlecruiser was sunk during the Battle of the River Plate off the coast of Uruguay in December 1939? Admiral Graf Spee 13 Which fighter aircrat did Jiro Horikoshi design? Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Just Zero is also acceptable 14 Which Russian city was besieged for 872 days starting Jan 1943? Leningrad 15 Who succeded Hitler after his suicide as his designated successor and head of the German state? Karl Donitz 16 Who accepted the Japanese surrender on board the USS Missouri on 2 Sept 1945? Gen Douglas McArthur 17 What was the codename for the 1944 Allied airborne invasion of The Netherlands? Operation Market Garden 18 What was the common name for the German Junkers Ju 87 divebomber and ground attack aircraft? Stuka 19 The ______ - Ribbentrop pact was signed between Germany and the USSR in 1939, providing for cooperation and non-aggression against each other? Molotov 20 What was the Dunkirk evacuation code-named? Operation Dynamo
  3. 3. Programming Languages - Pratikhsa 1 Which language was developed by Larry Wall to make report processing easier? Perl 2 Which comedy group inspired the name of Guido Van Rossum's Programming Language? Monty Python 3 What term was coined by Grace Hopper after she discovered a moth in a relay system? Debugging 4 What language was invented by Kemeny and Kurtz in 1964 at Dartmouth University? BASIC 5 The name of which language was inspired by musical notation that denotes a note that should be made a semitone higher in pitch? C # or C Sharp 6 What statistical computing language was developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka? R 7 Which language is Danish scientist Bjarne Stroustrup credited with inventing? C++ 8 Which programming language invented by James McCarthy gets its name from List Processing? LISP 9 Which company developed Fortran in the 1950s? IBM 10 Which programming language was famous for its use of "Turtle Graphics"? LOGO 11 Which language invented in Norway is considered the first Object Oriented Programming Language?
  4. 4. Simula 12 Which language invented by Nicolas Wirth was named after a 17th century French mathematician? Pascal 13 Which language was developed under contract of the DoD and named after the first computer programmer? Ada 14 Which two words did Brian Kernighan to test his output in B and is today used to illustrate syntax to beginners? Hello World 15 What was the programming language developed at Google in 2007 by Griesmer,Pike and Thompson? Go 16 What placeholder variable gets it name from a vehicle driven by comic character Smokey Stover? Foo (FooMobile) 17 Which language was best known for its use in the Space Program and shares its name with a famous fictional computer? HAL 18 The name of which language was inspired by the type of Coffee Chris Warth was drinking during a brainstorming session? Java 19 Which VJTI-IIT Kanpur alum is famous for his best selling book Let us C? Yashvant Kanetkar 20 Which geospatial data company did Google acquire in 2004 and whose name is still reflected in the KML markup language? Keyhole
  5. 5. Senna- Mohit Karda 1 Under what name did Senna compete before adopting his mother's maiden name? Silva 2 What nickname did Senna's parents give him when he was young? Beco 3 With which team did Senna make his F-1 debut in 1984? Toleman Hart 4 At which circuit did Senna win his first F-1 race in 1985? Estoril 5 At which circuit did Senna win 5 consecutive races from 1989-1993? Monaco 6 Which nephew of Senna made his F-1 debut in 2010? Bruno Senna 7 At which British circuit is there a statue of Senna, scene of his stunning 1993 European GP race win? Donnington Park 8 Which F1 street circuit features the Senna chicane? Adeilade 9 Who was the last Brazilian to win the F-1 world title before Senna? Nelson Piquet 10 Who broke Senna's record of most career poles in 2006? Michael Schumacher 11 On which circuit did Senna famously get disqualified in the penultimate round of the 1989 season for getting outside assistance? Suzuka 12 Who has been the only fatality in Formula One after Senna?
  6. 6. Jules Bianchi 13 Which F1 team director was charged with manslaughter in connection with Senna's death? Frank Williams 14 Which was the last race that Senna won in his career? Year and country please Australia 1993 15 Which Austrian driver died the same weekend as Senna at Imola 1994? Ratzenberger 16 At which corner did Senna fatally crash at Imola? Tamborella 17 Which British driver replaced Senna at Williams after his death? David Coulthard 18 Which British Director made the 2010 movie Senna? Asif Kapadia 19 Which bike manufacturer produced a special edition of the 916 series from 1994-1998 commemorating Senna? Ducati 20 Which team has featured the letter S on its livery for the past 21 years as tribute to Senna? Williams
  7. 7. Tarantino – Rajesh Pantina 1 Which legendary composer is set to compose the music for Tarantino's next Hateful Eight? Morricone 2 In the movie Pulp Fiction, what is the name of Mia Wallace's failed TV pilot? Fox Force Five 3 In the movie Inglorious Basterds, what was Archie Hicox's profession before joining the infantry? Film Critic 4 Who won the Academy Award with Tarantino for co-writing Pulp Fiction? Roger Avary 5 Tarantino directed a double feature in 2007 with another new-age director, famous for directing the Mexico Trilogy. Name the director. Robert Rodriguez 6 In the movie Kill Bill: Volume 1, what is O-Ren Ishii's code name as a member of the Deadly Viper Assasination Squad? Cottonmouth 7 Legendary Martial artist Gordon Liu played Johnny Mo and which other character in Kill Bill? Pai Mei 8 Tarantino calls this actress his 'muse', casting her in 3 of his movies. Name the actress. Uma Thurman 9 Which brand of cigarettes features in Tarantino's movies? Red Apple 10 The song 'Little Green Bag' plays through the opening credits of which of Tarantino's movies?
  8. 8. Reservoir Dogs 11 What surname is common to Jon Travolta's character from Pulp Fiction and Michael Madsen's character from Reservoir Dogs? Vega 12 Which Tarantino movie was based on Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch? Jackie Brown 13 On which song did Tarantino spend the entire soundtrack budget of Reservoir Dogs? Stuck in the Middle With You 14 What nickname, inspired by Eli Roth's character in Inglorious Basterds does NFL player Gabe Carimi go by? Bear Jew 15 Which 18th century painting by Gainsborough served as the inspiration for Django's outfit? The Blue Boy 16 What shot taken from inside of a car has Tarantino used in most of his movies? Trunk Shot 17 Which adaptation of Roald Dahl's short fiction writing did Tarantino co-direct in 1995? Four Rooms 18 To date, who is the only actor to win an acting Oscar for a Tarantino film? Christoph Waltz 19 Which Italian actor had a cameo as Amerigo Vessepi in Django Unchained? Franco Neri 20 What is the name of "The Bride" in Kill Bill? Beatrix Kiddo
  9. 9. LA Lakers – Abhijit Sinha 1.What term was coined by Byron Scott after the Lakers won their third consecutive title in 1988? Threepeat 2 Which company sponsors the stadium in which the Lakers play their home games? Staples 3 What term is used to describe the Lakers-Clipper rivalry, reflecting the proximity of the two locker rooms? Hallway Series 4 Who was the first Laker to win the regular season MVP award? Kareem Abdul Jabbar 5 What chant was popularized by Celtics fans during their 1982 Eastern Conference loss to the 76ers? Beat LA 6 What was the strategy employed by teams to take advantage of Shaquil O'Neals poor Free throw percentage? Hack a Shaq 7 Which Lakers legend's silhouette features on the NBA Logo? Jerry West 8 What nickname was given to the 80's Lakers which reflected the city's Hollywood connections? Showtime 9 Who owned the team from 1979-2013 and oversaw 10 championships during his reign? Jerry Buss 10 Which 2 time Oscar winner is a regular courtside fixture at Lakers games? Jack Nicholson 11 Which 2 players came head to head during the highly rated 1979 NCAA Final?
  10. 10. Bird, Johnson 12 Which team did the Lakers beat in a highly contentious Western Conference Final Series 4-3 in 2002 ? Sacramento Kings 13 Which team chose Kobe Bryant as 13th pick in the 1996 draft before trading him to the Lakers? Charlotte Hornets 14 The shotclock was introduced in 1954 to prevent teams from using stalling tactics against which Lakers big man? George Mikan 15 Which player, the 2nd highest points scorer in NBA history, transferred to LA for his final season in 2003-04? Karl Malone 16 The 1972 matchup between which two legends in the Lakers-Bucks series was billed by LIFE Magazine as the "greatest one on one match in sports"? Chamberlain-Jabbar 17 Which team shocked a heavily favored Lakers to win the 2004 NBA finals? Detroit Pistons 18 Which Lakers legend coached the team briefly for 16 games in the 1994 season? Magic Johnson 19 Which one time boyfriend of Maria Sharapova played for the Lakers from 2004-10? Sasha Vujacic 20 Against which team did the Lakers run of 33 consecutive wins in 1971-72 come to an end? Milwakee Bucks
  11. 11. 1 Which firm gets its name from the seeing stones in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings? Palantir 2 Who was the subject of the first ever video uploaded on YouTube? Jawed Karim 3 Who is the Indian-origin President of the non profit kiva.org? Premal Shah 4 Which company did Yishan Wong serve as CEO of from 2012-14? Reddit 5 Who founded Linkedin after leaving Paypal? Reid Hoffman 6 Based on a suggestion by directof Jon Favreau, who did Robert Downey Jr model Tony Stark on? Elon Musk 7 Which company did Confinity.com merge with to form Paypal? X.com 8 Which fellowship was originally called 20 under 20 and has been awarded to Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms? Thiel Fellowship 9 Which popular 2014 book was based on condensed class notes for the CS183 course taken by Peter Thiel? Zero to One 10 What is the name of the high speed transportation system proposed by Elon Musk? Hyperloop 11 Which news aggregator site was Reid Hoffman an angel investor in? Digg
  12. 12. 12 Which online review site was started by Jeremy Stoppleman and Russell Simmons? Yelp 13 Who was the Ukrainian born CTO of Paypal who later became CTO at Yelp? Max Levchin 14 Which payments company did Keith Rabois serve as COO of before stepping down due to a harassment case? Square 15 What was the name of the Spacecraft launched by SpaceX to refill the ISS in 2012? Dragon 16 Tesla sued BBC's Top Gear after less than favorable reviews for which model in 2011? Tesla Roadster 17 Which ridesharing company did Thiel invest in via Founders Fund? Lyft 18 From which company did Paypal split last week to become an independent company again? eBay 19 Which enterprise social network started by David Sacks was later sold to Microsoft for 1.2 Billion? Yammer 20 Which 2007 Aaron Eckhart movie did 3 of the Paypal mafia produce? Thank You for Smoking
  13. 13. Steve Jobs - Rachit 1.With which musician did Jobs have a brief relationship in the early 80s? Joan Baez 2.Whom did Jobs commission to write his 2011 autobigraphy? Walter Issacson 3.Which range of PCs did Jobs name after his daughter with Chrisann Brennan? LISA 4.Which Indian guru did Jobs come to meet in India in the 70s? Neem Karoli Baba 5.Who was the Pepsi CEO that Jobs lured to Apple in 1983? John Sculley 6.What was the message on the back cover of the 1974 edition of the Whole Earth Catalog? Stay Hungry Stay Foolish 7.What is the name of Jobs sister, who has written books such as Anywhere but here? Mona Simpson 8.Who directed the famous 1984 video which premiered at the Superbowl? Ridley Scott 9.What was the company that Jobs started after leaving Apple in 1985? NeXT 10.Which legendary Sequoia Investor led the first round of funding in Apple? Don Valentine 11.Who was the founder of Atari who mentored Jobs and Wozniak? Nolan Bushnell 12.What term did Bud Tribble coin to describe Jobs charisma and effect on Macintosh workers? Reality Distortion Field
  14. 14. 13.Which friend of Jobs served as his wedding photographer in 2003? Larry Ellison 14.Who designed Jobs' famous Black Turtle neck look? Isse Miyake 15.Who played Jobs in Pirates of the Silicon Valley and later appeared at an Apple convention ? Noah Wyle 16.Which actor did the voiceover for the famous "Here's to the Crazy Ones" advert? Richard Dreyfuss 17.Which private Liberal arts college did Jobs briefly attend in the 70s? Reed College 18.Which band owned Apple Corps, that sued Apple Inc for copyright infringement in 1978? The Beatles 19. Which was the first full length feature produced by Pixar in 1995? Toy Story 20. Who was the Disney CEO Jobs frequently clashed during his time at Pixar? Michael Eisner
  15. 15. US Presidents – Vineet Who is the only US president to have been divorced? Ronald Raegan Who is the only US president never to have been elected to either the presidency or the vice presidency? Gerald Ford Who was Dwight Eisenhower's Vice President? Nixon Who signed the "Civil Rights Act" in 1964 with Martin Luther King Jr by his side? Lyndon B Johnson What is the name of the fictional US President played by Kevin Spacey in the television series 'House of Cards"? Frank Underwood Who is the only US president to have a patent to his name. The patent details technology to lift boats over shoals and obstructions in a river Lincoln Who is the only US president to have the initials US? Grant Why would a man named Gutzon Borglum be a part of this quiz? Mt Rushmore Which US president has the record for the shortest period in office? He contracted pneumonia from being drenched at his oath taking ceremony and died soon after. William Henry Harrison What is the surname of the only Grandfather Grandson pair to ever be US Presidents? Harrison Name the anarchist who killed President William McKinley Leon Frank Czolgosz
  16. 16. Who is the only president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms? Grover Cleveland Who was the first President to occupy the White House? John Adams Which President was the first to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in ending the first World War? Woodrow Wilson Who was the first President to be TIME magazine's man of the year in 1934 after defeating Hoover in the elections? FDR Which Presidential retreat was renamed for Eisenhower's grandson? Camp David Only one national capital other than Washington DC is named after a US president. Name the capital city Monrovia Who was the only president to affirm the oath rather than to to swear it? Franklin Pierce Who swore in both Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover to the presidency? William Howard Taft Four US presidents lend their names to US state capitals. Lincoln, Jackson and Jefferson are three. Name the fourth. Madison
  17. 17. 1 Which South American country’s flag features an image of the sun with a human face, known as the Sun of May Uruguay 2 Which country's flag was designed by Amruddin Kidwai based on the Muslim League flag? Pakistan 3 Which country’s flag carries its motto ‘Virtus Unita Fortior’ meaning Virtue united is stronger? Andorra 4 Which Caribbean island’s flag features the Sisserou parrot, which is found only on this island? Dominica 5 Which middle east country’s flag is different on the obverse and reverse sides ? Saudi Arabia 6 Which mythical animal is depicted on the Welsh flag? Dragon 7 Which nation’s flag features the image of a AK-47 rifle? Mozambique 8 Which country's flag features the motto 'God is great'? Iraq 9 Which country's flag features a key, symbolic of its strategic location? Gibraltar 10 Which British dependency has a flag with a triskelion composed of 3 legs ? Isle of Man 11 Which European Country's flag features the Pillars of Hercules? Spain 12 What do the keys on the Vatican Flag represent?
  18. 18. The Keys to Heaven 13 Which UNESCO heritage site features on the flag of Cambodia? Angkor Wat 14 Which country's flag features a frigatebird flying over a gold rising Sun? Kiribati 15 What is the Latin word for Flag? Vexilla/Vexillium 16 A crown was added to Leichtenstein's flag to differentiate it from which country's flag? Haiti 17 Similar to the Japanese flag, which Pacific country's flag features a disc which represents the Moon? Palau 18 Muhamer Ibrahimi won a UN contest to decide the flag of which newly independent country in 2008? Kosovo 19 Which Chilean dependency has a flag depicting a Remiro,a wooden ornament worn by women? Easter Island/Rapa Nui 20 What design features prominently in the flags of Corsica and Sardinia? Moor's Head

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