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Chakravyuh gen prelims

This General Quiz was held 27th february,2021 as the inaugural event of Chakravyuh, the annual quiz fest of Quintessence. The Quiz was hosted by Dolphin and Adarsh and compiled by a team of Quintessence members.
Quintessence is the quizzing society of Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi.

This General Quiz was held 27th february,2021 as the inaugural event of Chakravyuh, the annual quiz fest of Quintessence. The Quiz was hosted by Dolphin and Adarsh and compiled by a team of Quintessence members.
Quintessence is the quizzing society of Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi.

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  1. 1. Rules • There are 20 questions in the prelims, each question carries 1 point. • 4 star marked questions (multiples of 5) will be used in case of a tie. • QM will give hints when felt needed. • QM’s decision is final. • QuizJeevis don’t google during a quiz.
  2. 2. Q.1 • The most valid reasonability behind why _______ is called Xs is that the first use of the _______ in the sense of getting a "Xs in the arm" was in 1922 which was during prohibition in the USA. At the time liquor was still sold by some pharmacies as "medicine". • Liquor sold as medicine and measured in Xs probably spread to using the term loosely for any small amount of liquid medicine. • Hence, _______ is called Xs in western countries to this day. • What ?
  3. 3. Q.2 • Although now popular in its modern, westernized form as a kids game, but it traces its roots to a traditional game based on religious philosophies. • In the game, the ______ represented virtues such as faith, generosity, humility and asceticism, while the ______ represented vices such as anger, theft, lust and greed. The last destination reached by the winner represented either a God or heaven meaning liberation is attained. • Which game is being talked about which was meant to inspire players to introspect rather than compete with each other?
  4. 4. Q.3 • Identify the company & the product. Although the company is known for its endeavours in other fields, this product was sold out within few hours of its launch. The combination of this product and other popular products of its parent company might be a lethal one.
  5. 5. Q.4 • Upon being asked about his role in the series 'X', he said,“My character description was ‘human, South-Asian’. My scenes are very intense, very emotional,” and the fact that he’s not just “another Indian guy” in the series. • He further recalls his speech on the first day of Shoot of this particular series,"I was born in a town in Assam where newspapers used to come three days after it was published, and here I am today, in X, trying to cross the galaxies. It has been quite a journey.” • Identify X and the actor.
  6. 6. Q.5* • This image is an advertisement for a weekend special trip (to witness X) on Deccan Queen Express at discounted fare issued by Grand India Peninsula Railways (Erstwhile Central Railway) in September 1940 edition of “Film India” Magazine. • The train was introduced on tracks in 1930 for the Bombay folks to enjoy X. Neither a gallery seat for watching X nor the ride on the train (until 1943) was opened for Indians. • X is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more ___ is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least Classical antiquity. This game has economical importance also for the gambling related with it. • Id X.
  7. 7. Q.6 • Vexed is a British comedy show about two detectives Jack and Kate. In the climax of the very first episode, Jack is captured by the killer and her victim. The killer douses them and herself with a liquid similar to kerosene but of high market and calorific values ,in an attempt to set all of them ablaze. • Unlike most shows, the killer actually drops the lit match on the liquid but the flames do not go off. Jack immediately realizes her mistake and explains that her mistaking and states, “you can’t change the laws of chemistry”. • What liquid did the killer use and why did it fail?
  8. 8. Q.7 • Something funnily weird happened during a virtual court hearing in Texas that led to a lot of catty comments. This incident took place because something covered attorney Rod Ponton's face during the proceedings, leading to an amusing exchange with Judge Roy B. Ferguson. • Ponton explained the situation: “I don’t know how to remove it. I’ve got my assistant here and she’s trying to remove it but, uh … I’m prepared to go forward with it.” • He then added, “I’m here live. I’m not a ___.” • What ?
  9. 9. Q.8 • Q. There are many stories of how X got his famous weapon _________ ______. One of them takes place when asuras learned the magic to revive themselves from fatal blows in war and waged a war against the devas. Devas turned to X for help, and X, after years of battle, couldn't make any real progress. He finally decides to seek Y's help who was submerged in deep penance. X decides to offer 1000 lotus petals to Y in order to show his dedication towards him. however, X realizes he's short of 1 petal, and plucks out his left eye after recalling a lore about his own lotus petalled eyes. In adoration of X's determination Y gifts him the _________ ______ , the splitter of bodies. A weapon that bars anyone from resurrection. • Give Y and FITB.
  10. 10. Q.9 • Born in a family of rice farmers, hailing from Alinagar – a small village located in _____, India – he realized at a very young age that agriculture would not be able to provide enough to sustain himself and his family. In 1951, he decided to move to Mumbai, India with just Rs 500 as his seed capital and set up his first shop at Nagdevi Street in Crawford Market. • This is the story behind the founder of a brand which has spread its essence in more than 45 counties. • Identify the brand and name the current owner of the brand, who is well known in India in an entirely different field.
  11. 11. Q.10* • It is also among one of the world’s most heavily regulated zones—the arid climate of which is responsible for many migrant deaths each year. But it’s also an area that occasionally lends itself to more cheerful pursuits.“Wallyball” is an annual tradition in the sister towns of Naco, and Sonora. Every April, teams from either side face off in this “fast-paced version of volleyball,”. “Wallyball” has been an integral part of a certain tournament since 1979. • What is the unique about this sports event?
  12. 12. Q.11 • The term was coined in a Dutch university paper in 2014 to explain our habit of stubbornly staying up late for no reason. The phenomenon was given more emotional depth across the Chinese internet when the word “revenge” (for regaining control of our life) was added to the term. _______ _______ _______________ – “delaying/postponing sleep time in a self-revenge way”. The phrase went viral in English on Twitter after a post by New York-based journalist Daphne K. Lee in June 2020. • FITB.
  13. 13. Q.12 • X a finance journalist by profession got into serious writing after the financial collapse of 2008. • X wrote rom-coms with pseudonym until 2013 when her one of the best-selling novel, Y, with her original name, hit the markets. With Y, X broke her rom-com author image and Y acquired first spot on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks. • Readers drawn comparisons b/w Y and another 2012 bestseller for which X said: “I think people draw parallels because you’ve got an unlikable or difficult female protagonist, the breakdown of a marriage and a missing woman, and also the unreliable narrator.” • Y has both Hollywood and Bollywood film adaptations. • Name X and Y.
  14. 14. Q.13 • _______ is a twice yearly British stamp show held at the Business Design Centre (BDC) at Islington, London, every Spring and Autumn. The show is organised by the Philatelic Traders Society (PTS) through their company PTS Stamp and Coin Exhibitions Limited and has been running for many years. • _______ has not always been at the BDC. For many years it was located at the Central Hall, Westminster when it was organised between the PTS and The Junior Philatelic Society (now the National Philatelic Society). • What unwanted incident in the field of sports took place during a _______ exhibition in 1966?
  15. 15. Q.14 • X, created by two Brothers, was the first of its kind and it revolutionised the health beverage market. Originally, marketed with another name which was discarded for its unappetizing appeal it was named after its creators. X was initially sold as infant food formula but later on with integration of other vital nutrient components, it is now categorised for every age group. X came into India with British soldiers during World War I as diet supplements and presently occupies 50% of market in its category among various other brands. • Name X.
  16. 16. Q.15* • An Auckland university student has created an ____ ________ with a stranger in Spain, after a long search for an accomplice. • A 19 year old, placed a slice of food item on the ground at Bucklands Beach in Auckland, using longitude and latitude to ensure he was precisely opposite a volunteer he had found in the south of Spain after posting for help on Reddit. • The two men – total strangers – had huge amount of distance between them, creating an ____ _________. • FITB.
  17. 17. Q.16 • X is a spice mainly used as an aromatic condiment in various cuisines. The earliest existence of X is believed to be imported to ancient Egypt, where it was used to embalm mummies. It is cultivated from the wet inner bark of the tree by extracting oil then prying into long rolls. The collected oil mostly contains Y, which gives X its flavor & odor. • Y is an organic compound of the aldehyde group, specifically a phenylpropanoid, which derives its common name from X. • Id X & Y.
  18. 18. Q.17 • The men's pole vault event of 1936 Summer Olympics was won by Earle Meadows of the United States. While _______ & __, the two Japanese vaulters who tied for second place refused to participate in a tie- breaker. The Japanese team was told to decide who would be given the second place. After a long discussion it was settled that _______ won the second place by vaulting 4 meters and 25 cm in his first try and __ won the third place by vaulting the same height as Nishida in his second try. Neither one of them was happy and satisfied with that result. When the two friends returned to Japan, they did something which fused their friendship to eternity. • What did they do?
  19. 19. Q.18 • This image refer to a particular phenomenon of denting or bending of little finger that is perceived to be caused by __________ usage. Though there is no clinical evidence for __________ involvement, it is a widespread belief that it is caused by the way one holds his/her ________. • Name the phenomenon which is made up of two words. The first word being the gadget which causes it and the second is derived from the site of its effect.
  20. 20. Q.19 • The fitness regime X entered into mainstream about a decade ago, however its origin trace back to 1920s when Y, also called as father of X developed X and preached it to German nationals during the time of world war I. • X is largely based on getting control on your body movement combined with focused breathing. Regular practice of regime helps in building strong core. • What is X?
  21. 21. Q.20* • Though the word, ____, has been in existence for a very long time but, has become popular only recently. This word was earlier used by West Coast rapper, Too Short, in lyrics back in 1985. He said that he was not surprised that the word is more popular than ever. ____'s new status is as a prime insult — a misogynist one. The “New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English,” defines it as a shortened version of _________, so the phrase’s original meaning is rooted in calling someone stupid. • What word ?
  22. 22. Q.1 • The most valid reasonability behind why _______ is called Xs is that the first use of the _______ in the sense of getting a "Xs in the arm" was in 1922 which was during prohibition in the USA. At the time liquor was still sold by some pharmacies as "medicine". • Liquor sold as medicine and measured in Xs probably spread to using the term loosely for any small amount of liquid medicine. • Hence, _______ is called Xs in western countries to this day. • What ?
  23. 23. A.1 • Vaccines are also called shots.
  24. 24. Q.2 • Although now popular in its modern, westernized form as a kids game, but it traces its roots to a traditional game based on religious philosophies. • In the game, the ______ represented virtues such as faith, generosity, humility and asceticism, while the ______ represented vices such as anger, theft, lust and greed. The last destination reached by the winner represented either a God or heaven meaning liberation is attained. • Which game is being talked about which was meant to inspire players to introspect rather than compete with each other?
  25. 25. A.2 • Snakes & ladders.
  26. 26. Q.3 • Identify the company & the product. Although the company is known for its endeavours in other fields, this product was sold out within few hours of its launch. The combination of this product and other popular products of its parent company might be a lethal one.
  27. 27. A.3 • Tesla tequila.
  28. 28. Q.4 • Upon being asked about his role in the series 'X', he said,“My character description was ‘human, South-Asian’. My scenes are very intense, very emotional,” and the fact that he’s not just “another Indian guy” in the series. • He further recalls his speech on the first day of Shoot of this particular series,"I was born in a town in Assam where newspapers used to come three days after it was published, and here I am today, in X, trying to cross the galaxies. It has been quite a journey.” • Identify X and the actor.
  29. 29. A.4 • Star Trek, Adil Hussain
  30. 30. Q.5* • This image is an advertisement for a weekend special trip (to witness X) on Deccan Queen Express at discounted fare issued by Grand India Peninsula Railways (Erstwhile Central Railway) in September 1940 edition of “Film India” Magazine. • The train was introduced on tracks in 1930 for the Bombay folks to enjoy X. Neither a gallery seat for watching X nor the ride on the train (until 1943) was opened for Indians. • X is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more ___ is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least Classical antiquity. This game has economical importance also for the gambling related with it. • Id X.
  31. 31. A.5* • Horse racing.
  32. 32. Q.6 • Vexed is a British comedy show about two detectives Jack and Kate. In the climax of the very first episode, Jack is captured by the killer and her victim. The killer douses them and herself with a liquid similar to kerosene but of high market and calorific values ,in an attempt to set all of them ablaze. • Unlike most shows, the killer actually drops the lit match on the liquid but the flames do not go off. Jack immediately realizes her mistake and explains that her mistaking and states, “you can’t change the laws of chemistry”. • What liquid did the killer use and why did it fail?
  33. 33. A.6 • Diesel. Because it is combustible but not flammable
  34. 34. Q.7 • Something funnily weird happened during a virtual court hearing in Texas that led to a lot of catty comments. This incident took place because something covered attorney Rod Ponton's face during the proceedings, leading to an amusing exchange with Judge Roy B. Ferguson. • Ponton explained the situation: “I don’t know how to remove it. I’ve got my assistant here and she’s trying to remove it but, uh … I’m prepared to go forward with it.” • He then added, “I’m here live. I’m not a ___.” • What ?
  35. 35. A.7 • He turned on the cat filter by mistake.
  36. 36. Q.8 • Q. There are many stories of how X got his famous weapon _________ ______. One of them takes place when asuras learned the magic to revive themselves from fatal blows in war and waged a war against the devas. Devas turned to X for help, and X, after years of battle, couldn't make any real progress. He finally decides to seek Y's help who was submerged in deep penance. X decides to offer 1000 lotus petals to Y in order to show his dedication towards him. however, X realizes he's short of 1 petal, and plucks out his left eye after recalling a lore about his own lotus petalled eyes. In adoration of X's determination Y gifts him the _________ ______ , the splitter of bodies. A weapon that bars anyone from resurrection. • Give Y and FITB.
  37. 37. A.8 • Y - Shiva, Sudarshan Chakra
  38. 38. Q.9 • Born in a family of rice farmers, hailing from Alinagar – a small village located in _____, India – he realized at a very young age that agriculture would not be able to provide enough to sustain himself and his family. In 1951, he decided to move to Mumbai, India with just Rs 500 as his seed capital and set up his first shop at Nagdevi Street in Crawford Market. • This is the story behind the founder of a brand which has spread its essence in more than 45 counties. • Identify the brand and name the current owner of the brand, who is well known in India in an entirely different field.
  39. 39. A.9 • Ajmal Perfumes • Badaruddin Ajmal
  40. 40. Q.10* • It is also among one of the world’s most heavily regulated zones—the arid climate of which is responsible for many migrant deaths each year. But it’s also an area that occasionally lends itself to more cheerful pursuits.“Wallyball” is an annual tradition in the sister towns of Naco, and Sonora. Every April, teams from either side face off in this “fast-paced version of volleyball,”. “Wallyball” has been an integral part of a certain tournament since 1979. • What is the unique about this sports event?
  41. 41. A.10* • Uses the US-Mexico border as net.
  42. 42. Q.11 • The term was coined in a Dutch university paper in 2014 to explain our habit of stubbornly staying up late for no reason. The phenomenon was given more emotional depth across the Chinese internet when the word “revenge” (for regaining control of our life) was added to the term. _______ _______ _______________ – “delaying/postponing sleep time in a self-revenge way”. The phrase went viral in English on Twitter after a post by New York-based journalist Daphne K. Lee in June 2020. • FITB.
  43. 43. A.11 • Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
  44. 44. Q.12 • X a finance journalist by profession got into serious writing after the financial collapse of 2008. • X wrote rom-coms with pseudonym until 2013 when her one of the best-selling novel, Y, with her original name, hit the markets. With Y, X broke her rom-com author image and Y acquired first spot on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks. • Readers drawn comparisons b/w Y and another 2012 bestseller for which X said: “I think people draw parallels because you’ve got an unlikable or difficult female protagonist, the breakdown of a marriage and a missing woman, and also the unreliable narrator.” • Y has both Hollywood and Bollywood film adaptations. • Name X and Y.
  45. 45. A.12 • X- Paula Hawkins & Y- Girl on the train
  46. 46. Q.13 • _______ is a twice yearly British stamp show held at the Business Design Centre (BDC) at Islington, London, every Spring and Autumn. The show is organised by the Philatelic Traders Society (PTS) through their company PTS Stamp and Coin Exhibitions Limited and has been running for many years. • _______ has not always been at the BDC. For many years it was located at the Central Hall, Westminster when it was organised between the PTS and The Junior Philatelic Society (now the National Philatelic Society). • What unwanted incident in the field of sports took place during a _______ exhibition in 1966?
  47. 47. A.13 • Jules Rimet trophy was stolen.
  48. 48. Q.14 • X, created by two Brothers, was the first of its kind and it revolutionised the health beverage market. Originally, marketed with another name which was discarded for its unappetizing appeal it was named after its creators. X was initially sold as infant food formula but later on with integration of other vital nutrient components, it is now categorised for every age group. X came into India with British soldiers during World War I as diet supplements and presently occupies 50% of market in its category among various other brands. • Name X.
  49. 49. A.14 • Horlicks
  50. 50. Q.15* • An Auckland university student has created an ____ ________ with a stranger in Spain, after a long search for an accomplice. • A 19 year old, placed a slice of food item on the ground at Bucklands Beach in Auckland, using longitude and latitude to ensure he was precisely opposite a volunteer he had found in the south of Spain after posting for help on Reddit. • The two men – total strangers – had huge amount of distance between them, creating an ____ _________. • FITB.
  51. 51. A.15* • Earth Sandwich
  52. 52. Q.16 • X is a spice mainly used as an aromatic condiment in various cuisines. The earliest existence of X is believed to be imported to ancient Egypt, where it was used to embalm mummies. It is cultivated from the wet inner bark of the tree by extracting oil then prying into long rolls. The collected oil mostly contains Y, which gives X its flavor & odor. • Y is an organic compound of the aldehyde group, specifically a phenylpropanoid, which derives its common name from X. • Id X & Y.
  53. 53. A.16 • X- Cinnamon • Y- Cinnamaldehyde
  54. 54. Q.17 • The men's pole vault event of 1936 Summer Olympics was won by Earle Meadows of the United States. While _______ & __, the two Japanese vaulters who tied for second place refused to participate in a tie- breaker. The Japanese team was told to decide who would be given the second place. After a long discussion it was settled that ______ won the second place by vaulting 4 meters and 25 cm in his first try and __ won the third place by vaulting the same height as Nishida in his second try. Neither one of them was happy and satisfied with that result. When the two friends returned to Japan, they did something which fused their friendship to eternity. • What did they do?
  55. 55. A.17 • Divided the medals in half and joined them together
  56. 56. Q.18 • This image refer to a particular phenomenon of denting or bending of little finger that is perceived to be caused by __________ usage. Through there is no clinical evidence for __________ involvement, it is a widespread belief that it is caused by the way one holds his/her ________. • Name the phenomenon which is made up of two words. The first word being the gadget which causes it and the second is derived from the site of its effect.
  57. 57. A.18 • Smartphone pinky
  58. 58. Q.19 • The fitness regime X entered into mainstream about a decade ago, however its origin trace back to 1920s when Y, also called as father of X developed X and preached it to German nationals during the time of world war I. • X is largely based on getting control on your body movement combined with focused breathing. Regular practice of regime helps in building strong core. • What is X?
  59. 59. A.19 • X- Pilates • Y- Joseph Pilates
  60. 60. Q.20* • Though the word, ____, has been in existence for a very long time but, has become popular only recently. This word was earlier used by West Coast rapper, Too Short, in lyrics back in 1985. He said that he was not surprised that the word is more popular than ever. ____'s new status is as a prime insult — a misogynist one. The “New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English,” defines it as a shortened version of _________, so the phrase’s original meaning is rooted in calling someone stupid. • What word ?
  61. 61. A.20* • Simp
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