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Quiz On 14/9/17 by Bishanka

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1. The picture in the next slide (shoddily edited in
Paint, of course) has been widely claimed as a “first”
of sorts. The ...

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Ans.
x-CERN;
First picture on the internet

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2. This book
has famously
small margins.
Or so
someone
claimed.
Who claimed
this, and
what
anecdote am
I talking
about?

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  1. 1. 1. The picture in the next slide (shoddily edited in Paint, of course) has been widely claimed as a “first” of sorts. The four women in it are part of a doo-wop music band, called the Les Horribles X-ettes ( X is not X, we’ve left it out of the name ). One of them actually worked at X, and her husband, who also worked at X, wrote and composed the first few songs for the group. At their first few performances, they dubbed themselves “the one and only High Energy Rock Band”. When you replace X with the actual word, the initials of the name of the band form something that is inextricably linked to X. What you need to do, is give us X, and also what “first” this picture is supposed to have achieved.
  2. 2. Ans. x-CERN; First picture on the internet
  3. 3. 2. This book has famously small margins. Or so someone claimed. Who claimed this, and what anecdote am I talking about?
  4. 4. Ans. Pierre de Fermat. Fermat, he wrote the famous Fermat’s Last theorem along the margins of this book without a proof, because the margins were too small.
  5. 5. 3. The first installment of this series was released in 1993. While subsequent installments had names such as X-95, X-98, this first installment was not called X-93 but something else. This product was revolutionary in a sense that it shifted the paradigm of how such products were designed and what technology was used. Over the years, minor and major improvements in quality and appearance have pushed this product to the very top. There has however been stiff competition from at least one another company that makes such a product, and the two rival products have staunch supporters and detractors. While both these companies battle rampant piracy, the former has an advantage over the masses due to its extensive licensing rights that provides users with an original experience. What am I talking about?
  6. 6. Ans. EA Sports’ FIFA series , with the rival being Konami’s PES.
  7. 7. 4. In 1909, Twain was quoted saying: “I came in with X 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with X. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” His prediction was accurate – Twain died of heart attack on April 21, 1910.
  8. 8. Ans. Halley’s Comet
  9. 9. 5. The technology X was developed in the military for tank and jet fighting. This was chiefly developed by a Dr. Nicholas Bion, and a group of companies in Paris. It was first used in the historic clash between England and Australia in 2007. It is supposed to be better than Y, because Y uses only sound sensors which add to the error, and are therefore risky to use in critical situations. However, X was put in doubt when it wrongly judged an outgoing strike, and was the reason for controversy in another set of clashes in 2011. ID X and Y.
  10. 10. Ans. X – Hotspot Y- Snickometer
  11. 11. 6. Before he died, Milton Wright made his sons Wilbur and Orville make him a promise. This promise has now become standard procedure with persons of certain importance, for example Princes William and Harry of the United Kingdom, and the President and Vice President of the USA. What is this promise?
  12. 12. Ans. The brothers weren’t allowed to travel on the same place together; that way, if one died in a plane crash, the other would still be around.
  13. 13. 7. This image shows homer meeting God in Season 16 from the Simpsons. God is the only character in the Simpsons drawn with this characteristic. (Not omniscience, omnipotence etc.) Something very basic. What?
  14. 14. Ans. 5 fingers
  15. 15. 8. This is a picturization of a particular phrase, popularized by Stephen Hawking. Other metaphors describing the circular cause and consequence of the same problem are the "chicken and egg " problem and the Munchausen Trilemma. Some space above the topmost turtle has been blanked out. Give funda.
  16. 16. Ans. Turtles all the way down
  17. 17. 9. Figure out the number from the quote below. "May I have a large container of coffee right now”
  18. 18. Ans. Pi The mnemonic way to remember the value of Pi(3.141592653). The word “may” has 3 letters, “I” has 1 letter, “have” has 4 letters, and so on. The line “May I have a large container of coffee” has been cited in print since at least 1959.
  19. 19. 10. After this incident, Martin Johnson(not relevant) wrote in The Independent, “Had Martians landed at X they would have concluded there was no intelligent life on earth and gone home.” A very well known and controversial event. Id.
  20. 20. Ans. SCG – The WC semi played between South Africa and England
  21. 21. 11. A __________ is a type of photometer used on reconnaissance satellites that is intended to detect atmospheric nuclear detonations. The name of the detector is a playful pun, which was bestowed upon it by Fred Reines, one of the scientists working on the project, the joke being that one would have to be on drugs to believe the ________ detectors would work properly. This is in contrast to a "bangmeter" one might associate with detection of nuclear explosions.
  22. 22. Ans. Bhangmeter
  23. 23. 12. X was a successful French scribe and manuscript-seller. According to texts ascribed to X almost two hundred years after his death, he had learned ________ secrets from a Jewish converso on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He has since appeared as a legend in various fictional works. The historical X lived in Paris in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, ran two shops as a scribe and married Y in 1368. She brought the wealth of two previous husbands to the marriage. The French Catholic couple owned several properties, and contributed financially to churches, sometimes by commissioning sculptures. Later in life they were noted for their wealth and philanthropy. X had achieved legendary status by the mid 17th Century, with references in Isaac Newton’s journals as well as in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He is also alleged to be a Grandmaster of the Priory of Sion.
  24. 24. Ans. X-Nicolas Flamel Y-Perenelle
  25. 25. 13. ____________was an American businessman and attorney In 1883, a tin mine, the Etta, was opened, which caused excitement among Eastern investors. In 1885 _________ was in the Black Hills of South Dakota to check the titles to properties for an eastern mining company owned by James Wilson. Although an Easterner, __________ quickly made friends among the miners and prospectors. One day he was returning to headquarters of the Harney Peak Consolidated Tin Co., Ltd., located at Pine Camp, which was north of a great granite peak. With him were a local business man, and William W. Challis, a prospector and guide. As they neared the mountain, __________ turned to Challis and asked its name. Challis jestingly replied: “Never had any but it has now – we’ll call the thing _________.“ Fill in the blank with one word.
  26. 26. Ans. Rushmore
  27. 27. 14. Connect
  28. 28. Ans. Enigma
  29. 29. 15. Connect these pictures to India:
  30. 30. Ans. All the gentlemen are wearing Nehru Jackets. After Nehru appeared in the Vogue magazine in 1964, it became quite a fad in the west.

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