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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Quiz At Venky - Review

Well, at the start of it, there were no real expectations from anyone with regard to the standard of quizzing... u know, "IMS Sponsored, prizes worth 12000 bucks..etc.." make you think at best one can get some discount coupons for IMS Courses or some cheap chinese made gadgets as prizes. Also, being IMS sponsored, there was always that element of extremely vague and fact-based questions to be expected and, although the prize on offer was cash, but the questions were pretty shady....

The entire seminar hall was completely packed when the prelims started.
1st Ques: Name the school in Gurgaon where the recent killing of a student took place". That itself set the tone for how the quiz was going to progress. The prelims had a mixed bag of easy questions and some extremely shady questions... Several questions on Boris Becker were asked along with many on film trivia during the course of the quiz.

The prelims and finals were separated by a Group Discussion taking place in the same area. The prelims were at 1130hrs while the finals started at 1600 hrs. The entire scene resembled a fish market but provided some much-needed humor to endure the endless wait.

7 members (3 teams and 1 mixed team) from NSIT made it to the finals. The finals were also a mixed bag, where on one hand we had questions like the full form of SUN in SUN Microsystems, there were questions like what is the capital of Maldives and Seychelles. A uniform standard was not maintained throughout and that made it a little disappointing.

The 1st prize went to Harish (amity) and Nitesh (BVCOE) while there was a three-way tie for second place.

Some of the questions of the finals are given below:
1. Connect: T.V. Serial Rajni, the movie Disco Dancer and the movie Girlfriend.
2. On which rivers are Melbourne and Adelaide situated?
3. He was nicknamed 'scarface' during the 2006 fifa world cup and has become a hot property these days. Also, he recently converted to Islam to marry his Algerian girlfriend. Give his converted name and also the name of his wife. (!!!!!!!!)
4. What is the name of Saif Ali Khan's character from Omkara in the original Othello.
5. The constituency from where Pranab Mukherjee contested elections for Lok Sabha seat.
6. What products did the movie Gardish promote, supposedly the first time such promotion was done.
7. Jascha Richter is the lead singer of which band. It has toured india sometime in the past 3 years, specifically Shillong.
8. In IT lingo, expand NOISE
9. Who is said to be the father of local self government in India
10. The largest selling english daily in Guwahati.
11. The automaker that was the main sponsor of the Australian Open last year.
12. Yanam, Mahe, Karaikal, __________ Fill in the blank.
12. The first disco in Delhi.
13. The song 'wish you were here' was based on whom?
14. The song With or Without You is from which U2 album
15.What is the Munchausen syndrome?
16. In which prodcut is mercaptan used?
17. The writer of one of the english versions of Arabian Nites.
18. The movie that was promoted during the 1986 Australasia Cup.
19. The movie with the advertising tag-line "List is life".
20. Joe Elliot is lead singer of which band?

10 comments:

Rohil Sinha said...

2.Yarra
3.Frank Ribery (dont know his changed name)
4.Lago
7.MLTR
9.Lord Ripon
10. This is shitty question (Guwahati TImes ?? lolzz )
11.Kia
12.Elevate (joking)
13.Roger Waters
14.How to dismantle an atomic bomb
16.LPG cylinder
20.Def Leppard

PS-Anyone available for nature quiz tomorrow ?

UDit said...

2,3,7,9,11,16,20 are correct

prez said...

12)Puducherry(all 4 constitute the UT of puducherry.
4) IAGO

UDit said...

prez got 4 right

yuva said...

8.Netscape , Oracle , IBM , SUN and Everything else (Competitors of Microsoft)

UDit said...

8 is correct too...

UDit said...

Answers:
1. Karan Razdan
2. Yarra, Torrence
3. Frank Ribery, Bilal, Wahiba
4.Iago
5. Jhangipur
6. Good Night and Hit
7. MLTR
8. Netscape , Oracle , IBM , SUN and Everything else (Competitors of Microsoft)
9. Lord Ripon
10. Sentinel
11. Kia
12. Chandan Nagore
12. Ghungroo, though i doubt it...
13. tribute to syd barrett
14. Joshua Tree
15. People wanting to stay in hospital, google for more accurate ans
16. LPG
17.Sir Richard Burton
18. Jaanbaaz
19. Schindler's List
20. Def Leppard

Debasish said...

Do not take these questions and the corresponding answers as gospel... Do check up on them since... well... the quizmaster's style is reminiscent of a certain Mr. Pornob. I'm not saying he made up questions but one can never be sure.
Also, I think we should add a statutory warnings on ALL such posts in which we're reviewing other quizzes and posting questions asked in them.

Anonymous said...

Hey
Who was the QM
its a pity that such QMs are promoted these days!!

Debasish said...

The QM was Arindam Bhattacharya of IMS.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Quiz At Venky - Review

Well, at the start of it, there were no real expectations from anyone with regard to the standard of quizzing... u know, "IMS Sponsored, prizes worth 12000 bucks..etc.." make you think at best one can get some discount coupons for IMS Courses or some cheap chinese made gadgets as prizes. Also, being IMS sponsored, there was always that element of extremely vague and fact-based questions to be expected and, although the prize on offer was cash, but the questions were pretty shady....

The entire seminar hall was completely packed when the prelims started.
1st Ques: Name the school in Gurgaon where the recent killing of a student took place". That itself set the tone for how the quiz was going to progress. The prelims had a mixed bag of easy questions and some extremely shady questions... Several questions on Boris Becker were asked along with many on film trivia during the course of the quiz.

The prelims and finals were separated by a Group Discussion taking place in the same area. The prelims were at 1130hrs while the finals started at 1600 hrs. The entire scene resembled a fish market but provided some much-needed humor to endure the endless wait.

7 members (3 teams and 1 mixed team) from NSIT made it to the finals. The finals were also a mixed bag, where on one hand we had questions like the full form of SUN in SUN Microsystems, there were questions like what is the capital of Maldives and Seychelles. A uniform standard was not maintained throughout and that made it a little disappointing.

The 1st prize went to Harish (amity) and Nitesh (BVCOE) while there was a three-way tie for second place.

Some of the questions of the finals are given below:
1. Connect: T.V. Serial Rajni, the movie Disco Dancer and the movie Girlfriend.
2. On which rivers are Melbourne and Adelaide situated?
3. He was nicknamed 'scarface' during the 2006 fifa world cup and has become a hot property these days. Also, he recently converted to Islam to marry his Algerian girlfriend. Give his converted name and also the name of his wife. (!!!!!!!!)
4. What is the name of Saif Ali Khan's character from Omkara in the original Othello.
5. The constituency from where Pranab Mukherjee contested elections for Lok Sabha seat.
6. What products did the movie Gardish promote, supposedly the first time such promotion was done.
7. Jascha Richter is the lead singer of which band. It has toured india sometime in the past 3 years, specifically Shillong.
8. In IT lingo, expand NOISE
9. Who is said to be the father of local self government in India
10. The largest selling english daily in Guwahati.
11. The automaker that was the main sponsor of the Australian Open last year.
12. Yanam, Mahe, Karaikal, __________ Fill in the blank.
12. The first disco in Delhi.
13. The song 'wish you were here' was based on whom?
14. The song With or Without You is from which U2 album
15.What is the Munchausen syndrome?
16. In which prodcut is mercaptan used?
17. The writer of one of the english versions of Arabian Nites.
18. The movie that was promoted during the 1986 Australasia Cup.
19. The movie with the advertising tag-line "List is life".
20. Joe Elliot is lead singer of which band?

10 comments:

Rohil Sinha said...

2.Yarra
3.Frank Ribery (dont know his changed name)
4.Lago
7.MLTR
9.Lord Ripon
10. This is shitty question (Guwahati TImes ?? lolzz )
11.Kia
12.Elevate (joking)
13.Roger Waters
14.How to dismantle an atomic bomb
16.LPG cylinder
20.Def Leppard

PS-Anyone available for nature quiz tomorrow ?

UDit said...

2,3,7,9,11,16,20 are correct

prez said...

12)Puducherry(all 4 constitute the UT of puducherry.
4) IAGO

UDit said...

prez got 4 right

yuva said...

8.Netscape , Oracle , IBM , SUN and Everything else (Competitors of Microsoft)

UDit said...

8 is correct too...

UDit said...

Answers:
1. Karan Razdan
2. Yarra, Torrence
3. Frank Ribery, Bilal, Wahiba
4.Iago
5. Jhangipur
6. Good Night and Hit
7. MLTR
8. Netscape , Oracle , IBM , SUN and Everything else (Competitors of Microsoft)
9. Lord Ripon
10. Sentinel
11. Kia
12. Chandan Nagore
12. Ghungroo, though i doubt it...
13. tribute to syd barrett
14. Joshua Tree
15. People wanting to stay in hospital, google for more accurate ans
16. LPG
17.Sir Richard Burton
18. Jaanbaaz
19. Schindler's List
20. Def Leppard

Debasish said...

Do not take these questions and the corresponding answers as gospel... Do check up on them since... well... the quizmaster's style is reminiscent of a certain Mr. Pornob. I'm not saying he made up questions but one can never be sure.
Also, I think we should add a statutory warnings on ALL such posts in which we're reviewing other quizzes and posting questions asked in them.

Anonymous said...

Hey
Who was the QM
its a pity that such QMs are promoted these days!!

Debasish said...

The QM was Arindam Bhattacharya of IMS.