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Friday, December 29, 2006

QC Meet - 5 April 2006

“Are you triskaidekaphobic?”



1. A sitter to begin with. What does T9 stand for?

2. QDOS, the predecessor of PC-DOS, was a simple 16-bit operating system written in 1980. Expand QDOS.

3. The main characters in this game X are Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and X. In some versions of this hugely popular game, the characters are also known as Oikake, Machibuse, Kimagure and Otoboke; the name X remaining nearly the same in all versions. The great success of this game spawned a number of sequels, all retaining X somewhere in their name. The game has been voted the #1 video game of all time. Which game am I talking about?

4. “And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.”
- from X, 7:15

Where would you find these lines and what is the significance of 7:15.

5. Whose epitaph reads thus - 'He lies here, somewhere.' (Translated from German)

6. This automobile X has come to be regarded with affection as a symbol of East Germany and of the fall of communism. It was called ‘the miracle car’ simply because it was a miracle that it moved. The name X means ‘satellite’ in German. Identify X.

7. What is common to the Shah Nawaz Committee, late Shri Samar Guha, the G D Khosla Commission, the Mukherjee Commission and www.indiansforaction.com?

8. I, along with Beckham and Zidane, will play a small role in the movie ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games’. In my spare time, I play as a striker for FC Aubonne. I have won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice. Who am I?

9. During World War II, Norwegians were prohibited by the local Nazi authorities from wearing buttons depicting the king or his initials on their lapels. As an alternate symbol of national unity, they started using X, falsely believing that X had been invented by a Norwegian. What is X?

10. This company, a financial dot-com, launched an incredible celebrity endorsement campaign featuring three of the most expensive celebrities in the country with the signature line – ‘Life Means More’. The campaign was used as a cover for a meticulously planned financial scam. Which company?

11. Alex Ostrovsky recently got a brand new iMac, ten fifth-generation 60GB iPods, and $10,000 in iTunes store credit for doing what?

12. This person, a Republican Senator in the 1950s, gained notoriety for making accusations of being Soviet spies or Communist sympathizers towards people from all walks of life. His name has become an -ism to specifically describe the intense anti-Communist movement known as the ‘Red Scare’ during the 1950s. Who am I talking about?

13. What was the name of Gabbar Singh’s father in the movie ‘Sholay’?



“On a given day, a given circumstance………………… I may fly to Magrathea!”

This is the first quiz I prepared for NSIT-QC. Keep crackin'!


2 comments:

SG said...

1)Text on 9 keys
2)Quick and dirty operating system
3)Pac man
4)From the book of mozilla.. 7/15 probably the date of its launch
5)werner heisenberg
6)i dunno.. volks wagon?
7)The commisions set up to investigate Netaji's death
8)Schumacher?
9)shoe laces?
10)home trade
11)millionth itune customer or somethng like that
12)McCarthy
13) Hari Singh

And I didnt google and am pretty sure many of them are correct... Aah proud of my memory

Mohammad Asadullah said...

Ans. 6)Its the Trabant

Friday, December 29, 2006

QC Meet - 5 April 2006

“Are you triskaidekaphobic?”



1. A sitter to begin with. What does T9 stand for?

2. QDOS, the predecessor of PC-DOS, was a simple 16-bit operating system written in 1980. Expand QDOS.

3. The main characters in this game X are Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and X. In some versions of this hugely popular game, the characters are also known as Oikake, Machibuse, Kimagure and Otoboke; the name X remaining nearly the same in all versions. The great success of this game spawned a number of sequels, all retaining X somewhere in their name. The game has been voted the #1 video game of all time. Which game am I talking about?

4. “And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.”
- from X, 7:15

Where would you find these lines and what is the significance of 7:15.

5. Whose epitaph reads thus - 'He lies here, somewhere.' (Translated from German)

6. This automobile X has come to be regarded with affection as a symbol of East Germany and of the fall of communism. It was called ‘the miracle car’ simply because it was a miracle that it moved. The name X means ‘satellite’ in German. Identify X.

7. What is common to the Shah Nawaz Committee, late Shri Samar Guha, the G D Khosla Commission, the Mukherjee Commission and www.indiansforaction.com?

8. I, along with Beckham and Zidane, will play a small role in the movie ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games’. In my spare time, I play as a striker for FC Aubonne. I have won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice. Who am I?

9. During World War II, Norwegians were prohibited by the local Nazi authorities from wearing buttons depicting the king or his initials on their lapels. As an alternate symbol of national unity, they started using X, falsely believing that X had been invented by a Norwegian. What is X?

10. This company, a financial dot-com, launched an incredible celebrity endorsement campaign featuring three of the most expensive celebrities in the country with the signature line – ‘Life Means More’. The campaign was used as a cover for a meticulously planned financial scam. Which company?

11. Alex Ostrovsky recently got a brand new iMac, ten fifth-generation 60GB iPods, and $10,000 in iTunes store credit for doing what?

12. This person, a Republican Senator in the 1950s, gained notoriety for making accusations of being Soviet spies or Communist sympathizers towards people from all walks of life. His name has become an -ism to specifically describe the intense anti-Communist movement known as the ‘Red Scare’ during the 1950s. Who am I talking about?

13. What was the name of Gabbar Singh’s father in the movie ‘Sholay’?



“On a given day, a given circumstance………………… I may fly to Magrathea!”

This is the first quiz I prepared for NSIT-QC. Keep crackin'!


2 comments:

SG said...

1)Text on 9 keys
2)Quick and dirty operating system
3)Pac man
4)From the book of mozilla.. 7/15 probably the date of its launch
5)werner heisenberg
6)i dunno.. volks wagon?
7)The commisions set up to investigate Netaji's death
8)Schumacher?
9)shoe laces?
10)home trade
11)millionth itune customer or somethng like that
12)McCarthy
13) Hari Singh

And I didnt google and am pretty sure many of them are correct... Aah proud of my memory

Mohammad Asadullah said...

Ans. 6)Its the Trabant