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  1. 1. GENERAL QUIZ -PRELIMS EL-DORADO ‘22
  2. 2. RULES ● 20 Questions in total ● Top 6-8 teams qualify for finals ● Part points for questions with 2 or more parts; No Negative Marking ● Star Marked Questions will be considered in case of tie. ● Cameras to be turned on throughout the quiz
  3. 3. Q. 1 Said to be inspired from California based now defunct TellTale games, this company introduced a new category on their platform for the users to try everything and to make them feel as if they are the ones in control. This company has been harnessing the power of personalisation since then. Which company and what feature did they come up with to keep the users engaged?
  4. 4. Q. 2 Sushruta in his book Sushruta Samhita gave many pathbreaking techniques and approaches towards medicine, plastic surgery being one of them. Some of these techniques were introduced in the West, from the Arabs to the Europeans. That being said, the Ancient Romans and even the Greeks had some knowledge of this field. However, its widespread application, popularity and progress wasn't observed until a major event in the first half of 20th century that affected the entire world, and it was utilised on a section of the population so that they could 'return to normal'. Why did it gain popularity?
  5. 5. Q. 3 These figure skaters shown in the picture created a fashion moment earlier this year. This particular theme embodied a certain personality known for their commitment to being bold. These costumes had the right energy for the performance just like their inspiration, known for their unique energy that led them to being one of the best selling artists of all time. Identify the artist who is the inspiration for these costumes.
  6. 6. Q. 4 Invented in the late 1930s, _____ ___ became immensely popular when militaries of different nations used it for its storage function. It was given it's modern day name by the British, who copied its design from the original creators to replace their own inefficient, flimsy product. This object also shares its name with a fictional character, known for pulling irrational pranks on his friendly rival. FITB.
  7. 7. Q. 5* Identify this group of people what is the reason for these tattoos?(5,5) —--1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0—
  8. 8. Q. 6 Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is a podcast featuring the eponymous talk show host and his assistant. In a recent episode, Conan narrates the instance when his assistant and her husband asked him to play a certain role for their now-bigger family. Before asking him if he was up for the said responsibility, the couple played a piece of music in the background as a reference to the question they were about to ask. Identify the piece of music.
  9. 9. Q. 7 The latest US submarines use fibre-optic masts for their Periscopes and hence can no longer use the typical mechanically/hydraulically operated periscope controls. To combat the problem at first, the US Navy used helicopter type control sticks as replacements but the sailors underwater found them really rigid. As a result, the Navy was forced to come up with an "out of the box" solution which is more intuitive. What was the solution?
  10. 10. Q. 8 This is Miquela Sousa. She was named one of Time’s 25 most influential people on the internet a few years ago. She was hired in a specific campaign to challenge conventional norms and it explored the blurred lines between reality and imagination. This blurred line was read by many as ‘queerbaiting’ whereas some called her a money-making vessel. What is special about her?
  11. 11. Q. 9 This haircut, characteristic of _______(7) started around 10th century. The hot and humid climate was irritating for soldiers who had to fight with a very heavy armour which exhausted the soldiers. As a solution to this problem soldiers started shaving the top of their heads to stay cool and kept the hair in the back of their heads to keep the helmet from falling off easily. In short, it was to keep their body temperature from rising too much. This haircut eventually became the identity of _______(7)
  12. 12. Q. 10* Shown here is a journalist from the late 20th century, who metaphorically and literally is seen “eating his own words” who wrote the following words about a certain event happening back then: “If their pride is not important enough to spur them to wholehearted effort this time, they might as well give way to other would-be participants.” His criticism inspired the people involved to prove him wrong which was also recreated late last year on the big screen. What was the incident.
  13. 13. Q. 11 After the Tragic Apollo 1 incident, NASA brought in popular household comic characters of the 1960s to promote greater flight safety awareness. The ‘dress rehearsal mission’ for the moon landing which snooped around the moon also had its lunar module and command module fittingly named after the character and his companion. Which characters?(5,5)
  14. 14. Q. 12 The trailer for the new Jordan Peele film came out earlier this year. Something that we know about the film is that some horror stuff happens to the only black-owned Hollywood horse ranch. Now, in the trailer, one of the characters claimed that their ancestors were the person involved in a certain project that revolutionized our lives. What pioneering work were they talking about?
  15. 15. Q. 13 What is blanked out/Identify the metric used
  16. 16. Q. 14 Hasselblad cameras were used by an individual around 6(six) decades ago for an important trip. The person liked the cameras so much that they recommended it to their agency for upcoming trips. The agency bought a few cameras and removed some weight from them because they had to keep the equipments light. Happy with the results, what followed was a long and close relationship between the agency and Hasselblad. For what purpose were the cameras used/ Which agency is this?
  17. 17. Q. 15* Chronic use of steroids to fight various diseases since birth damaged the spine of this famous person so much so that he could many times not even bend to tie his shoes. Plagued with arthritis and back pain he wore a rigid back brace which turned out to be fatal for him as it prevented him from potentially saving his life. How did it get fatal? Who is the person?(5,5)
  18. 18. Q. 16 The restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many families from being with their loved ones, especially in moments of joy such as the birth of a new member. In Japan, parents came up with an ingenious solution to this using a commodity essential to more than half the world's population. These "proxies" were sent to relatives who could not cuddle the newborns. Identify the item?
  19. 19. Q. 17 An inscription in front of a building in a German town documents a tragic story of the loss of 130 resident children of the town. One of the theories about these missing children are that they died in the black plague, whereas another theory whereas another theory connects this incident to the dancing mania or dancing plague. Interestingly enough, this town uses this tragic story as a means of revenue through tourism, as people come to visit the streets which they've much heard about Which town, story
  20. 20. Q 18 Founded in 2013, this bakery went viral as its founders initially sold cookies from a Tata Nano owned by the founder. Since then it has gained a cult following, much like the disbanded trio after whom they named themselves. Their name is a spin on the name of an extremely popular genre-defining trio. There logo is also inspired from the same. ID the bakery and the band.
  21. 21. Q 19 Based in Michigan, the name of this pest control agency ___(12) is a pun on a different "agency" which focuses on a much feared/beloved entity. Also, ironically these pests feature in a widely known idiom which refers to exploiting something for short term gains. FITB
  22. 22. Q 20 A 2019 research paper seeked to study how people perceive collaborations and its effect on the quality of the product. In the study, customers were offered sneakers and cookies which had been created by different number of collaborators. The study found out that there is a certain sweet point within which customers prefer collaboration, but beyond which it becomes counter-productive. What question/phrase was the study trying to answer?
  23. 23. ANSWERS AHEAD
  24. 24. Q. 1 Said to be inspired from California based now defunct TellTale games, this company introduced a new category on their platform for the users to try everything and to make them feel as if they are the ones in control. This company has been harnessing the power of personalisation since then. Which company and what feature did they come up with to keep the users engaged?
  25. 25. Netflix and their interactive films.
  26. 26. Q. 2 Sushruta in his book Sushruta Samhita gave many pathbreaking techniques and approaches towards medicine, plastic surgery being one of them. Some of these techniques were introduced in the West, from the Arabs to the Europeans. That being said, the Ancient Romans and even the Greeks had some knowledge of this field. However, its widespread application, popularity and progress wasn't observed until a major event in the first half of 20th century that affected the entire world, and it was utilised on a section of the population so that they could 'return to normal'. Why did it gain popularity?
  27. 27. Plastic surgery was performed on wounded/deformed soldiers of World War I.
  28. 28. Q. 3 These figure skaters shown in the picture created a fashion moment earlier this year. This particular theme embodied a certain personality known for their commitment to being bold. These costumes had the right energy for the performance just like their inspiration, known for their unique energy that led them to being one of the best selling artists of all time. Identify the artist who is the inspiration for these costumes.
  29. 29. Elton John
  30. 30. Q. 4 Invented in the late 1930s, _____ ___ became immensely popular when militaries of different nations used it for its storage function. It was given it's modern day name by the British, who copied its design from the original creators to replace their own inefficient, flimsy product. This object also shares its name with a fictional character, known for pulling irrational pranks on his friendly rival. FITB.
  31. 31. Jerry Can
  32. 32. Q. 5* Identify this group of people what is the reason for these tattoos?(5,5)
  33. 33. Russian Prisoners, Prison guards are not supposed to shoot at images of National Icons. They hoped this will prevent their execution.
  34. 34. Q. 6 Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend is a podcast featuring the eponymous talk show host and his assistant. In a recent episode, Conan narrates the instance when his assistant and her husband asked him to play a certain role for their now-bigger family. Before asking him if he was up for the said responsibility, the couple played a piece of music in the background as a reference to the question they were about to ask. Identify the piece of music.
  35. 35. The Godfather theme music
  36. 36. Q. 7 The latest US submarines use fibre-optic masts for their Periscopes and hence can no longer use the typical mechanically/hydraulically operated periscope controls. To combat the problem at first, the US Navy used helicopter type control sticks as replacements but the sailors underwater found them really rigid. As a result, the Navy was forced to come up with an "out of the box" solution which is more intuitive. What was the solution?
  37. 37. X box
  38. 38. Q. 8 * This is Miquela Sousa. She was named one of Time’s 25 most influential people on the internet a few years ago. She was hired in a specific campaign to challenge conventional norms and it explored the blurred lines between reality and imagination. This blurred line was read by many as ‘queerbaiting’ whereas some called her a money-making vessel. What is special about her?
  39. 39. She is a CGI character who is a Virtual Influencer.
  40. 40. Q. 9 This haircut, characteristic of _______(7) started around 10th century. The hot and humid climate was irritating for soldiers who had to fight with a very heavy armour which exhausted the soldiers. As a solution to this problem soldiers started shaving the top of their heads to stay cool and kept the hair in the back of their heads to keep the helmet from falling off easily. In short, it was to keep their body temperature from rising too much. This haircut eventually became the identity of _______(7)
  41. 41. Samurai
  42. 42. Q. 10 Shown here is a journalist from the late 20th century metaphorically and very literally “eating his own words” who wrote the following words about a certain event happening back then: “If their pride is not important enough to spur them to wholehearted effort this time, they might as well give way to other would-be participants.” His criticism inspired the people involved to prove him wrong which was also recreated late last year on the big screen. What was the incident.
  43. 43. David Frith had suggested India to withdraw from the 1983 world cup.
  44. 44. Q. 11 After the Tragic Apollo 1 incident, NASA brought in popular household comic characters of the 1960s to promote greater flight safety awareness. The ‘dress rehearsal mission’ for the moon landing which snooped around the moon also had its lunar module and command module fittingly named after the character and his companion. Which characters?(5,5)
  45. 45. Snoopy And Charlie Brown
  46. 46. Q. 12 The trailer for the new Jordan Peele film came out earlier this year. Something that we know about the film is that some horror stuff happens to the only black-owned Hollywood horse ranch . Now, in the trailer, one of the characters claimed that their ancestors were the person involved in a certain project that revolutionized our lives. What pioneering work were they talking about?
  47. 47. The horses in motion
  48. 48. Q. 13 What is blanked out/ Identify the metric used
  49. 49. Paan Spit
  50. 50. Q. 14 Hasselblad cameras were used by an individual around 6(six) decades ago for an important trip. The person liked the cameras so much that they recommended it to their agency for upcoming trips. The agency bought a few cameras and removed some weight from them because they had to keep the equipments light. Happy with the results, what followed was a long and close relationship between the agency and Hasselblad. For what purpose were the cameras used/ Which agency is this?
  51. 51. Camera used by NASA for the Apollo mission
  52. 52. Q. 15 Chronic use of steroids to fight various diseases since birth damaged the spine of this famous person so much so that he could many times not even bend to tie his shoes. Plagued with arthritis and backpain he wore a rigid back brace which turned out to be fatal for him as it prevented him from potentially saving his life. How did it get fatal? Who is the person?(5,5)
  53. 53. Doctors believe Kennedy's back brace largely immobilized his torso, preventing him from collapsing to the floor of the car after the first shot which wasn’t fatal , which allowed him to be shot, fatally, in the head in the second shot.
  54. 54. Q.16* The restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many families from being with their loved ones, especially in moments of joy such as the birth of a new member. In Japan, parents came up with an ingenious solution to this using a commodity essential to more than half the world's population. These "proxies" were sent to relatives who could not cuddle the newborns. Identify the item?
  55. 55. Rice bags weighing the same as the newborns
  56. 56. Q17 An inscription in front of a building in a German town documents a tragic story of the loss of 130 resident children of the town. One of the theories about these missing children are that they died in the black plague, whereas another theory whereas another theory connects this incident to the dancing mania or dancing plague. Interestingly enough, this town uses this tragic story as a means of revenue through tourism, as people come to visit the streets which they've much heard about Which town, story
  57. 57. Pied Piper Of Hamlin
  58. 58. Q 18 Founded in 2013, this bakery went viral as its founders initially sold cookies from a Tata Nano owned by the founder. Since then it has gained a cult following, much like the disbanded trio after whom they named themselves. Their name is a spin on the name of an extremely popular genre-defining trio. There logo is also inspired from the same. ID the bakery and the band
  59. 59. Sweetish House Mafia and Swedish House Mafia
  60. 60. Q 19 Based in Michigan, the name of this pest control agency ___(12) is a pun on a different "agency" which focuses on a much feared/beloved entity. Also, ironically these pests feature in a widely known idiom which refers to exploiting something for short term gains. FITB
  61. 61. Goosebusters
  62. 62. Q 20 * A 2019 research paper seeked to study how people perceive collaborations and its effect on the quality of the product. In the study, customers were offered sneakers and cookies which had been created by different number of collaborators. The study found out that there is a certain sweet point within which customers prefer collaboration, but beyond which it becomes counter-productive. What question/phrase was the study trying to answer?
  63. 63. How many cooks does it take to spoil the broth

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