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General Quiz 1 by Quiz Club IITJ held on 22/08/13

First General Quiz of this semester held on 22-08-2013.

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General Quiz 1 by Quiz Club IITJ held on 22/08/13

  1. 1. C O N N E C T 1
  2. 2. COMPUTER LANGUAGES!! :P 2
  3. 3. His autobiography, titled “My Brief History", will be published in September 2013. He needed no co-authoring on this book, but some help from Intel made the process easier. This comes about 25 years after his first major publishing success. He was born on Jan. 8, 1942, which just happened to be the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. Who? 3
  4. 4. Stephen Hawking
  5. 5. This is the flag of X ,founded in 2001 by K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is in the news. What is X? 5
  6. 6. Telangana Rashtra Samithi This is the flag of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, which came into existence with the aim of getting a separate Telangana state. A announcement to the creation of the state was made in mid-2013.
  7. 7. The film "The Fifth Estate" will release towards the end of 2013, and will feature Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. It was once rumored to have the title "The Man Who Sold the World“. Who is Cumberbatch playing? (video) 7
  8. 8. "The Cuckoo's Calling" was a detective (crime-fiction) novel published in April 2013. The book's author was Robert Galbraith, described as a “former military man.” 9 In July 2013, "Galbraith" was revealed to be a pseudonym used by which famous author?
  9. 9. J K Rowling
  10. 10. From September 2013, India-born Mamnoon Hussain will be the latest. Iskander Mirza was the very first, from 1956. Hussain is 12th in the list. What is this list about? 11
  11. 11. This is a list of Presidents of Pakistan, with Hussain to replace Asif Ali Zardari.
  12. 12. CONNECT!! 13
  13. 13. 1. In Latin this word means a female animal used for breeding. 2. In Geology it is the solid matter in which a fossil or crystal is embedded. 3. In Biology it is the intercellular substance of a tissue. 4. This word is also used in mathematics extensively. 5. It also appears in the title of a film with superb special effects. Which word?? 15
  14. 14. MATRIX
  15. 15. This simulation strategy game became, in 2002, the best-selling PC-game in history!! (with overall 150 million copies sold till July this year) The aim of the game is to create people and help them attain their personal goals. Some add-ins were called ‘Hot Date’, ‘Vacation’, ‘House Party’ and ‘Superstar’. Name the Game!! 17
  16. 16. One particular month is known for its close connection to warfare and tragedies. Events took place in that month include:  The outbreak of the American Civil War and the Bosnian War;  The deaths of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, Franklin D. Roosevelt;  The San Francisco earthquake;  The sinking of the Titanic;  The Chernobyl nuclear disaster; The Latin origin of word means ‘to open’. Which month? 19
  17. 17. APRIL
  18. 18. In 1905, a patent clerk from Bern published a number of articles that revolutionised the world. The year 1905 was later called his ‘annus mirabilis’(year of wonders). Identify this person who was an obsessed smoker and had sailing as a hobby? 21
  19. 19. In many Oriental belief systems it is an incarnation or representation of a deity or holy man. Younger people will probably be familiar with the word from internet chat rooms. This word is also the title of a famous movie . Which word? 23
  20. 20. AVATAR
  21. 21. The original Arabic channel, it was set up in Qatar in 1996. It came to the attention of many in the West during the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. This network was forced to close its office in Baghdad in August 2004 by the Iraqi interim government? Name it. 25
  22. 22. This island is the World's second largest island located in the Melanesia region. There are about 6,000 languages spoken in the world. About 1,000 of them are spoken here!! Malay Archipelago is the name of island group. Name the Island. 27
  23. 23. New Guinea (not papua new guinea)
  24. 24. Unlike most birds which hunt by sight or hearing, this bird has nostrils at the tip of its beak. It uses these to smell and find its food. What is this bird, which known for another reason to most of us? 29
  25. 25. KIWI
  26. 26. One of my research projects was called ‘BackRub’. I was named a ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ in the World Economic Forum in 2002. My wife Lucy Southworth has a connection to the G. W. Bush family. I come from an academic family, and my father was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. I am the CEO of one of the most well known companies in the world. Who am I? 31
  27. 27. Larry Page
  28. 28. Who was the first player to score a double-century in an International ODI? 33
  29. 29. Belinda Clark 34
  30. 30. It is sometimes referred to as _____ _____ ____ by the media and police departments in the US. Motor vehicle theft is the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle such as an automobile, truck, motorcycle etc. This evocative name is known to us for a different reason. Fill in the blanks.
  31. 31. A protein fibre X is obtained from ‘Bombyx Mori’ and first developed in ancient China around 3500 BC. It is prohibited to be used by men in Islamic teachings. The role of X ____ in a Bollywood film was played by Y. Identify Y!! 37
  32. 32. Vidya Balan
  33. 33. X is one of two special administrative regions under China. It is the only place in China where gambling is allowed. 50 % of X's revenue comes from gambling and 20 % of its population are employed by the casinos. X is regarded as "Las Vegas of the East”. X also hosted 14th IIFA Awards in July this year. Identify X. 39
  34. 34. Macau MACAU
  35. 35. According to a study by Tom Chavez of “Rapt” company, This feature costs Google $110 million a year as 1% of all searches use this feature and bypass all advertising. Which feature? 41
  36. 36. I am feeling lucky
  37. 37. It was established in April 1946 by an engineer specializing in fabrication technology named Tadao Kashio. In 1957, it released the world's first entirely electric compact calculation device(Model 14-A). Today, the company’s product include mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments etc. Which company are we talking about? 43
  38. 38. Casio
  39. 39. X once quoted “I Would Trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates” X was a vegetarian . X’s annual salary was just $1 and most years X collected no bonus from 1997. Identify X. 45
  40. 40. Steve Jobs
  41. 41. This brand's name refers to an edible fruit in plants of the Rose family (Rosaceae). Was in the news last year due to a protracted dispute with Govt. of India. Formerly known as RIM Ltd. Name the brand. 47
  42. 42. Blackberry
  43. 43. CONNECT!! 49
  44. 44. The four greatest rulers in European history The king of spades is king David, clubs is Alexander the Great, diamonds is Julius Caesar, and hearts is Charlemagne!
  45. 45. Connect !! 51
  46. 46. Chetan Bhagat
  47. 47. The oldest cross border train between India and Pakistan was from Jodhpur to Karachi. The link was destroyed in 1965 but was revived in 2006 running from Bhagat Ki Kothi to Karachi. From India, the train departs Bhagat ki Kothi every Saturday 1:00 am and reaches Karachi at 2:15 am Sunday. Name this Train. 53
  48. 48. THAR EXPRESS
  49. 49. This is the flag used to represent X. The flag is designed to portray the "future history" of X. The red bar symbolizes X as it is today. The green and blue symbolize possible future stages of X if humanity ever have the will and the ability to undertake such a task. Identify X. 55
  50. 50. CONNECT!! 57
  51. 51. 1. Lady Gaga 2. Kesha 3. Madonna 4. Beyonce 5. Rihanna 6. Britney Spears 7. _________ 8. Miley Cyrus 9. Paris Hilton 10. Avril Lavigne 59 COED Magazine has compiled a list for the “50 most popular women on Web” based on Google search results. Identify the person whose name is blanked out.
  52. 52. Advertisement of ? 61
  53. 53. CONNECT THESE AUTO COMPANIES 63
  54. 54. vgfv 65

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