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Sunday, February 11, 2007

NSIT-QC Meet: February 5, 2007

|| puissant se poussin tak ||

The prizes:

1st prize: An all expenses paid trip to the Indian Grand Prix.

2nd prize: Awaiting sponsor confirmation.

3rd prize: There is no 3rd prize.

1. Michelle is a cricketing term, most recently used by Sunil Gavaskar while congratulating Sreesanth after he won the Man of the Match Award in the 1st South Africa-India Test. What does Michelle refer to?

2. Connect: ‘Driven to Extremes’, ‘Driving Force’, ‘The Greatest of All?’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ & ‘The Rise of a Genius’. (Some titles suitably modified)

3. This phrase first appeared in P. G. Wodehouse's comic novel Psmith, Journalist but is usually (and falsely) associated with another fictional character. Which phrase?

4. Which legendary sportsman was once kidnapped by Fidel Castro's goons in order to prevent him from participating in a sporting event sponsored by the Cuban government?

5. In 1782 Ned **** destroyed some stocking frames of a textile mill because of the despair and unemployment caused by the introduction of machinery which gave birth to the word X used to describe an anti- technology person. Which word?

6. "There are no small accidents on this circuit." – Who? When? Where?

7. Garv nahin to kuch nahin. This is the tagline for what?

9. El Caganer, a rather strange figure, has been a characteristic of Nativity scenes all over Catalonia for many years. No self- respecting Catalan Bethlehem scene would be complete without him. Nowadays he comes in many shapes and forms, from monks to shepherds, Barcelona or Madrid football players to famous film stars. What does this figurine depict?

10. Bernd Mayländer is a German racing driver and plays an important role in Formula One races. What exactly does he do?

11. Thanks to a toy he developed as a lecturer, who became Hungary's
richest citizen, a bona fide Communist millionaire at age 36?

12. The motorsport equivalent of the Grand Slam is the ‘Triple Crown’. Graham Hill is the only driver to have completed the ‘Triple Crown’. Which races does the Triple Crown comprise of?

13. The logo of this organization is a kite and borrows elements from the logos of its predecessor societies: the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Identify the organization.

2 comments:

abhijit said...

Answers

1)Sreesanth's 5 wicket haul,and in the man of the match presentation SG asks him about the same..5 wickets=fiver=pfeiffer=Michelle pfeiffer=michelle.

2)Michael Schumacher,books on him.

3)"Elementary my dear Watson"...Sherlock never used it..added by PG.W in this book

4)Kid Chocolate(wild guess)

5)Luddites named after Ned Ludd.

6)Ayrton Senna - talking about the Imola circuit before the fatal 1994 race.

7) ESPN's slogan for sponsering PHL.

9)Caganer = defecator,defecating in english so the figurine shows everyone pants down defecating...strange thing to show anyway!!

10)Safety car driver for Formula one.(Current)

11)Erno Rubik-Rubik's cube

12)Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500,24 hrs of Le Mans

13)IEEE(not sure its like a patang)

Jaideep said...

@abhijeet - they all seem correct .

The kidnapee is Juan Manuel Fangio(i think).

Sunday, February 11, 2007

NSIT-QC Meet: February 5, 2007

|| puissant se poussin tak ||

The prizes:

1st prize: An all expenses paid trip to the Indian Grand Prix.

2nd prize: Awaiting sponsor confirmation.

3rd prize: There is no 3rd prize.

1. Michelle is a cricketing term, most recently used by Sunil Gavaskar while congratulating Sreesanth after he won the Man of the Match Award in the 1st South Africa-India Test. What does Michelle refer to?

2. Connect: ‘Driven to Extremes’, ‘Driving Force’, ‘The Greatest of All?’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ & ‘The Rise of a Genius’. (Some titles suitably modified)

3. This phrase first appeared in P. G. Wodehouse's comic novel Psmith, Journalist but is usually (and falsely) associated with another fictional character. Which phrase?

4. Which legendary sportsman was once kidnapped by Fidel Castro's goons in order to prevent him from participating in a sporting event sponsored by the Cuban government?

5. In 1782 Ned **** destroyed some stocking frames of a textile mill because of the despair and unemployment caused by the introduction of machinery which gave birth to the word X used to describe an anti- technology person. Which word?

6. "There are no small accidents on this circuit." – Who? When? Where?

7. Garv nahin to kuch nahin. This is the tagline for what?

9. El Caganer, a rather strange figure, has been a characteristic of Nativity scenes all over Catalonia for many years. No self- respecting Catalan Bethlehem scene would be complete without him. Nowadays he comes in many shapes and forms, from monks to shepherds, Barcelona or Madrid football players to famous film stars. What does this figurine depict?

10. Bernd Mayländer is a German racing driver and plays an important role in Formula One races. What exactly does he do?

11. Thanks to a toy he developed as a lecturer, who became Hungary's
richest citizen, a bona fide Communist millionaire at age 36?

12. The motorsport equivalent of the Grand Slam is the ‘Triple Crown’. Graham Hill is the only driver to have completed the ‘Triple Crown’. Which races does the Triple Crown comprise of?

13. The logo of this organization is a kite and borrows elements from the logos of its predecessor societies: the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Identify the organization.

2 comments:

abhijit said...

Answers

1)Sreesanth's 5 wicket haul,and in the man of the match presentation SG asks him about the same..5 wickets=fiver=pfeiffer=Michelle pfeiffer=michelle.

2)Michael Schumacher,books on him.

3)"Elementary my dear Watson"...Sherlock never used it..added by PG.W in this book

4)Kid Chocolate(wild guess)

5)Luddites named after Ned Ludd.

6)Ayrton Senna - talking about the Imola circuit before the fatal 1994 race.

7) ESPN's slogan for sponsering PHL.

9)Caganer = defecator,defecating in english so the figurine shows everyone pants down defecating...strange thing to show anyway!!

10)Safety car driver for Formula one.(Current)

11)Erno Rubik-Rubik's cube

12)Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500,24 hrs of Le Mans

13)IEEE(not sure its like a patang)

Jaideep said...

@abhijeet - they all seem correct .

The kidnapee is Juan Manuel Fangio(i think).