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Udbhav 2015 General Quiz - Prelims

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RULES
 Maximum of three members in a team
 Kindly put your mobile phones on silent
 Top 6 teams will be shortlisted for...

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INSTRUCTIONS
 Since there is no negative marking,
feel free to guess away
 Questions are generally crackable-
pay specia...

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Q1.
 X was an Indian educationist and politician notable for
his role in the Indian independence movement and as
the four...

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Udbhav 2015 General Quiz - Prelims

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General Quiz held at Udbhav 2015, the technical fest of Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
QMs- Rajan Arora, Ashlesh M.

General Quiz held at Udbhav 2015, the technical fest of Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
QMs- Rajan Arora, Ashlesh M.

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Udbhav 2015 General Quiz - Prelims

  1. 1. RULES  Maximum of three members in a team  Kindly put your mobile phones on silent  Top 6 teams will be shortlisted for the finals  Two of these will be first year teams  Star marked Qs for settling ties  The QMs’ decision shall be final in case of all disputes
  2. 2. INSTRUCTIONS  Since there is no negative marking, feel free to guess away  Questions are generally crackable- pay special attention to hints along the way  Do not question the QM
  3. 3. Q1.  X was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and as the four time president of Indian National Congress. He was born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, India on 25 December 1861, in a Sri Gaud Brahmin family to Pandit Brij Nath and Moona Devi. His ancestors, known for their Sanskrit scholarship, originally hailed from Malwa(Ujjain), Madhya Pradesh  X was the President of the Indian National Congress on four occasions (1909 & 1913,1919,1932) and was also one of the initial leaders of the Hindu Mahasabha. He was also the Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
  4. 4. Q2.*  The head coach of the train will have an abstract painting in primary colours denoting speed, in the middle of which will be a pair of legs, coloured blue, in a running stance," a source in the railways said.  Question is,who painted this stuff?  (Picture on next slide)
  5. 5. Q3.  “...he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. Again and again I have taken a problem to him, and have received an explanation which has afterwards proved to be the correct one. And yet he was absolutely incapable of working out the practical points...”  Who is talking about whom?
  6. 6. Q4.* Id the the sculpture and the designer.
  7. 7. Q5. Foll. is a prize-winning recipe of a fictional drink that was once served at Starbucks. Which drink?  2 litre cream soda  2 tablespoons Butter extract  2 teaspoons rum extract *drop the extracts into the 2 litre bottle, put on cap and slowly rotate until combined.  Cream topping  one 7oz container of marshmallow creme  1 cup whipping cream  1 teaspoon rum extract *add all items together in an electric mixer and combine until smooth.
  8. 8. Q6.  Mouseless is an “invisible computer mouse that provides the familiarity of interaction of a physical mouse without actually needing a real hardware mouse.”  The project by MIT Media Labs was unveiled to the press in July 2010 and it’s fully working prototype should hit the market soon, at a extremely cost-effective rate (under $20).  This project is the brainchild of which person, touted as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 in 2010 by the MIT Technology Review?
  9. 9. Q7.  On June 3rd 2009, she was ‘killed’ and this led to protests and pleas to bring her back  Dear X supporters. It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I will be shutting down the Save X campaign and everything associated with it," PuneetAgarwal, who earlier went by the pseudonym 'Deshmukh', said in a statement released on the Save X site.
  10. 10. Q8.*  Galileo Galilei is said to have dropped two cannonballs of different masses from X to demonstrate that their speed of descent was independent of their mass.  During World War II, the Allies discovered that the Germans were using X as an observation post. A US Army sergeant sent to confirm the presence of German troops in X was impressed by the beauty of the cathedral and its campanile, and thus refrained from ordering an artillery strike, sparing it from destruction.  In 1987 the tower was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring cathedral, baptistery and cemetery.
  11. 11. Q9.  Businessman X is unlikely to figure anywhere among the country's 1,000 most eligible bachelors. Y’s 28-year-old beau is short, fair, rather stocky and only moderately well-to-do. An unremarkable young man, until he begins to speak—extremely charming, soft-spoken and poised, without the slightest hint of pretension. Mr Nice Guy in person.  So begins a 1997 Outlook article about a (then) brass trader from Moradabad.
  12. 12. Q10.  In the rain-affected 1992 semi-final between England and South Africa the Proteas needed 22 runs when, with 13 balls remaining, the heavens opened. When play resumed and various fancy sums had been completed according to pre- Duckworth Lewis methodology, their target was reduced by one and the number of deliveries had gone down to what?
  13. 13. Q11.  There are four mandatory constitutional duties in South Korea – taxes, education, labor and military service. The only exemptions to the military service being Olympic Medal winners or Gold Medallists in the Asian Games.  X supposedly performed his military service from 2003- 2005, but was later accused of not doing it properly. X filed a litigation against the military authorities in an effort to block his re-conscription. However, he lost his appeal and was eventually re-drafted into the military in Dec 2007. This was supposedly the first such incident in Korean history.  Who is X?
  14. 14. Q12.*  ID the movie from its minimalist poster
  15. 15. Q13.*  The Most Interesting Man in the World is an advertising campaign for the Dos Equis brand of beer, produced by the marketing firm Euro RSCG for Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery.The ads feature Jonathan Goldsmith as "the world's most interesting man" and are narrated by Frontline's Will Lyman. The advertisements first began appearing in the United States in 2006 and have since then been adapted into a certain thing which YOU have come across on the Internet.
  16. 16. Q14.  An alumnus of NMIMS, he decided to take up a writing career with Complete/Convenient after his job in IT took him across a lot of countries where he claims to have closely experienced the wave of emotions experienced by the NRIs settled there.  However, on being asked if his decision to take up this line of work was an attempt to cash in on his more famous sibling’s fame, he dismissed the allegation stating that his writing begins where his brother’s ends, as they both catered to different audiences.  Name him and his more famous sibling.
  17. 17. Q15. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of ?
  18. 18. ANSWERS
  19. 19. Q1.  X was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and as the four time president of Indian National Congress. He was born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, India on 25 December 1861, in a Sri Gaud Brahmin family to Pandit Brij Nath and Moona Devi. His ancestors, known for their Sanskrit scholarship, originally hailed from Malwa(Ujjain), Madhya Pradesh  X was the President of the Indian National Congress on four occasions (1909 & 1913,1919,1932) and was also one of the initial leaders of the Hindu Mahasabha. He was also the Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
  20. 20.  Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
  21. 21. Q2.*  The head coach of the train will have an abstract painting in primary colours denoting speed, in the middle of which will be a pair of legs, coloured blue, in a running stance," a source in the railways said.  Question is,who painted this stuff?  (Picture on next slide)
  22. 22.  Mamta Banerjee !
  23. 23. Q3.  “...he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. Again and again I have taken a problem to him, and have received an explanation which has afterwards proved to be the correct one. And yet he was absolutely incapable of working out the practical points...”  Who is talking about whom?
  24. 24.  Sherlock Holmes about Mycroft Holmes
  25. 25. Q4.* Id the the sculpture and the designer.
  26. 26.  Open Hand Monument, Le Corbusier
  27. 27. Q5. Foll. is a prize-winning recipe of a fictional drink that was once served at Starbucks. Which drink?  2 litre cream soda  2 tablespoons Butter extract  2 teaspoons rum extract *drop the extracts into the 2 litre bottle, put on cap and slowly rotate until combined.  Cream topping  one 7oz container of marshmallow creme  1 cup whipping cream  1 teaspoon rum extract *add all items together in an electric mixer and combine until smooth.
  28. 28.  Butterbeer, from Harry Potter Universe
  29. 29. Q6.  Mouseless is an “invisible computer mouse that provides the familiarity of interaction of a physical mouse without actually needing a real hardware mouse.”  The project by MIT Media Labs was unveiled to the press in July 2010 and it’s fully working prototype should hit the market soon, at a extremely cost-effective rate (under $20).  This project is the brainchild of which person, touted as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 in 2010 by the MIT Technology Review?
  30. 30. Q7.  On June 3rd 2009, she was ‘killed’ and this led to protests and pleas to bring her back  Dear X supporters. It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I will be shutting down the Save X campaign and everything associated with it," PuneetAgarwal, who earlier went by the pseudonym 'Deshmukh', said in a statement released on the Save X site.
  31. 31. Q8.*  Galileo Galilei is said to have dropped two cannonballs of different masses from X to demonstrate that their speed of descent was independent of their mass.  During World War II, the Allies discovered that the Germans were using X as an observation post. A US Army sergeant sent to confirm the presence of German troops in X was impressed by the beauty of the cathedral and its campanile, and thus refrained from ordering an artillery strike, sparing it from destruction.  In 1987 the tower was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring cathedral, baptistery and cemetery.
  32. 32.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  33. 33. Q9.  Businessman X is unlikely to figure anywhere among the country's 1,000 most eligible bachelors. Y’s 28-year-old beau is short, fair, rather stocky and only moderately well-to-do. An unremarkable young man, until he begins to speak—extremely charming, soft-spoken and poised, without the slightest hint of pretension. Mr Nice Guy in person.  So begins a 1997 Outlook article about a (then) brass trader from Moradabad.
  34. 34. Robert Vadra
  35. 35. Q10.  In the rain-affected 1992 semi-final between England and South Africa the Proteas needed 22 runs when, with 13 balls remaining, the heavens opened. When play resumed and various fancy sums had been completed according to pre- Duckworth Lewis methodology, their target was reduced by one and the number of deliveries had gone down to what?
  36. 36. Q11.  There are four mandatory constitutional duties in South Korea – taxes, education, labor and military service. The only exemptions to the military service being Olympic Medal winners or Gold Medallists in the Asian Games.  X supposedly performed his military service from 2003- 2005, but was later accused of not doing it properly. X filed a litigation against the military authorities in an effort to block his re-conscription. However, he lost his appeal and was eventually re-drafted into the military in Dec 2007. This was supposedly the first such incident in Korean history.  Who is X?
  37. 37. PSY
  38. 38. Q12.*  ID the movie from its minimalist poster
  39. 39. Q13.*  The Most Interesting Man in the World is an advertising campaign for the Dos Equis brand of beer, produced by the marketing firm Euro RSCG for Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery.The ads feature Jonathan Goldsmith as "the world's most interesting man" and are narrated by Frontline's Will Lyman. The advertisements first began appearing in the United States in 2006 and have since then been adapted into a certain thing which YOU have come across on the Internet. Alternatively, what did it inspire?
  40. 40. Q14.  An alumnus of NMIMS, he decided to take up a writing career with Complete/Convenient after his job in IT took him across a lot of countries where he claims to have closely experienced the wave of emotions experienced by the NRIs settled there.  However, on being asked if his decision to take up this line of work was an attempt to cash in on his more famous sibling’s fame, he dismissed the allegation stating that his writing begins where his brother’s ends, as they both catered to different audiences.  Name him and his more famous sibling.
  41. 41.  Ketan Bhagat, Chetan Bhagat
  42. 42. Q15. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of ?

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