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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Quiz Meet: 19th April 2007

The following quiz was conducted by Rohan.

This is my last quiz at NSIT. Kinda like my last dance. Feeling quite senti rite now, but wont launch into a speech or etc. Just wanted to make this last quiz a bit special. I hope my effort hasn’t gone vain.

The questions at first glance are almost impossible to answer. So I am providing a master key to crack all the questions.

The Key is given after the questions, so that u can have a first glance without it.


1. Some people suggested "policium" as a possible name for Darmstadtium before the element was named. The reason is related to a particular application of its atomic number. I want the no. and the reason.


2. In a 1998 preface to his book "Books I Have Loved", his personal dentist stated that he dictated three books while undergoing dental treatment under the influence of nitrous oxide (laughing gas): Glimpses of a Golden Childhood, Notes of a Madman, and Books I Have Loved. This led to widespread allegations that he was addicted to nitrous oxide gas. In addition, on the American CBS television show 60 Minutes, his former secretary claimed that he took sixty milligrams of Valium every day, again causing an uproar.


3. In Aldous Huxley's novel Island, _____ is a type of mental stimulant which the residents of the island of Pala use to reach a state of temporary trance.


4. The necropolis of _________ is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt. The necropolis is based around a hill, and has five Old Kingdom tombs and over 50 tombs from the 18th and 19th dynasties.(photo below)

5. Due to its enormous popularity, during World War II, "the entire production of its U.S. plant, about a million cases a year, was reserved for military use only". Name the product.


6. This word, meaning lowlands of Scotland, was also traditionally used to refer to the Scots language as a whole. More recent interpretations assume it refers to the dialects of south and central Scotland and Doric, a term once used to refer to Scots dialects in general, is now generally seen to refer to the Scots dialects of north east Scotland.

Both Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson used it in their works to refer to the Scots language.


7. Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (BCMS) is an evangelical Anglican missionary society founded in 1922. They ran the Bible Churchmen's Missionary and Theological College, which later became part of Trinity College, Bristol. They are now known as ________


8. Identify the movie.

9. This is a picture of the Samadhi of a famous person in Lahore. Identify.


OK!

The key is NSIT. All the answers are connected to NSIT in some way or the other.

2 comments:

Tathagata said...

Hi, Tathagata here. my answers :
1) 110, Telephone number of German Police
2) Osho
3) Moksha
4) El-Khokha
5) Nescafe
6) Lallans
7) Crosslinks
8) Life in a Metro
9) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Couldnt get the overall connection.
Answers please.

Debasish said...

The key is NSIT. This was part of the post itself, all that was needed to be done was select the text of the last line.

For those who don't know
1. 110 - Connecting Block, Room No. 110 is where most of our quiz club meets are meant to be held.

2. Osho Rajneesh - Rajneesh is a "beloved"(?) teacher of NSIT

3. Moksha - Our Cultural Fest

4. Khokha - The roadside shop near the NSIT hostel gate

5. Nescafe - Where this quiz club meet was actually held and preferred hang-out spot for most of the college.

6. Lallan - Another "beloved" teacher of NSIT as well as the name of the Hostel Warden's Assistant.

7. Crosslinks - Media Management(?) Society of NSIT

8. Metro - refers to the Metro Dhaba as well as the Dwarka Mor Metro Station

9. Ranjit Singh - Director, NSIT

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Quiz Meet: 19th April 2007

The following quiz was conducted by Rohan.

This is my last quiz at NSIT. Kinda like my last dance. Feeling quite senti rite now, but wont launch into a speech or etc. Just wanted to make this last quiz a bit special. I hope my effort hasn’t gone vain.

The questions at first glance are almost impossible to answer. So I am providing a master key to crack all the questions.

The Key is given after the questions, so that u can have a first glance without it.


1. Some people suggested "policium" as a possible name for Darmstadtium before the element was named. The reason is related to a particular application of its atomic number. I want the no. and the reason.


2. In a 1998 preface to his book "Books I Have Loved", his personal dentist stated that he dictated three books while undergoing dental treatment under the influence of nitrous oxide (laughing gas): Glimpses of a Golden Childhood, Notes of a Madman, and Books I Have Loved. This led to widespread allegations that he was addicted to nitrous oxide gas. In addition, on the American CBS television show 60 Minutes, his former secretary claimed that he took sixty milligrams of Valium every day, again causing an uproar.


3. In Aldous Huxley's novel Island, _____ is a type of mental stimulant which the residents of the island of Pala use to reach a state of temporary trance.


4. The necropolis of _________ is located on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt. The necropolis is based around a hill, and has five Old Kingdom tombs and over 50 tombs from the 18th and 19th dynasties.(photo below)

5. Due to its enormous popularity, during World War II, "the entire production of its U.S. plant, about a million cases a year, was reserved for military use only". Name the product.


6. This word, meaning lowlands of Scotland, was also traditionally used to refer to the Scots language as a whole. More recent interpretations assume it refers to the dialects of south and central Scotland and Doric, a term once used to refer to Scots dialects in general, is now generally seen to refer to the Scots dialects of north east Scotland.

Both Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson used it in their works to refer to the Scots language.


7. Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (BCMS) is an evangelical Anglican missionary society founded in 1922. They ran the Bible Churchmen's Missionary and Theological College, which later became part of Trinity College, Bristol. They are now known as ________


8. Identify the movie.

9. This is a picture of the Samadhi of a famous person in Lahore. Identify.


OK!

The key is NSIT. All the answers are connected to NSIT in some way or the other.

2 comments:

Tathagata said...

Hi, Tathagata here. my answers :
1) 110, Telephone number of German Police
2) Osho
3) Moksha
4) El-Khokha
5) Nescafe
6) Lallans
7) Crosslinks
8) Life in a Metro
9) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Couldnt get the overall connection.
Answers please.

Debasish said...

The key is NSIT. This was part of the post itself, all that was needed to be done was select the text of the last line.

For those who don't know
1. 110 - Connecting Block, Room No. 110 is where most of our quiz club meets are meant to be held.

2. Osho Rajneesh - Rajneesh is a "beloved"(?) teacher of NSIT

3. Moksha - Our Cultural Fest

4. Khokha - The roadside shop near the NSIT hostel gate

5. Nescafe - Where this quiz club meet was actually held and preferred hang-out spot for most of the college.

6. Lallan - Another "beloved" teacher of NSIT as well as the name of the Hostel Warden's Assistant.

7. Crosslinks - Media Management(?) Society of NSIT

8. Metro - refers to the Metro Dhaba as well as the Dwarka Mor Metro Station

9. Ranjit Singh - Director, NSIT