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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

NSIT-QC Quizzing Marathon

Here are some questions from the quiz I conducted at the NSIT-QC "Quizzing Marathon".


1. What is this type of ballot commonly known as?















2. Identify.
















3. Identify the book from its cover image.













4. Whose statue?














5. “First published in February 2007 to serve as an unbiased and clear-minded chronicler of the Indian Dream.” What?

6. In 1982 Z had to resign from her job at A. She was coming down the steps when she saw Y coming up. He was absorbed in thought. Z wanted to say goodbye to him so she stopped. He saw her and paused.

Y: So what are you doing, Mrs Z?
Z: Sir, I am leaving A.
Y: Where are you going?
Z: Pune, sir. My husband is starting a company called B and I'm shifting to Pune.
Y: Oh! And what you will do when you are successful?
Z: Sir, I don't know whether we will be successful.
Y: Never start with diffidence. Always start with confidence. When you are successful you must give back to society. Society gives us so much; we must reciprocate. I wish you all the best.

Identify Y, Z, A and B.

7. Complete the list:

Dil Dariya, Doosra Keval, Idiot, Kareena Kareena, Ummeed, __________, __________, __________ (not in any particular order)

8. He was very disappointed when he could not bag the title role in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, but got to play Gandhi in the 1998 play Mahatma vs. Gandhi. In 2000, he again portrayed Gandhi, this time on celluloid. Who am I talking about? Also, identify the movie.

9. Excerpt from an article by Bryan Applecart in The Sunday Times:

In the 1970s, Kingsley Amis, Arthur C Clarke and Brian Aldiss were judging a contest for the best science-fiction novel of the year. They were going to give the prize to X, Y’s first novel. At the last minute, however, the publishers withdrew the book from the award. They didn’t want X on the SF shelves. “Had it won,” Aldiss, the wry, 82-year-old godfather of British SF, observes, “he would have been labelled a science-fiction writer, and nobody would have heard of him again.”

Identify X and Y.

10. Which word comes from the nickname 'al Khwarizmi' of Abu Jafar Muhammand ibn Musa - a Persian astronomer and mathematician who authored many texts on arithmetic?

11. “Some five year-olds perform well in school.
And some, in the world of __________.”

This is the tag-line of an advertising campaign of a company. Fill in the blank and hence give me the name of the company.

12. Connect the following list of movies:
The Watered Water
Cleopatra
Disraeli
The General Died At Dawn
The Above All
Love Me Or Leave Me
My Fair Lady
Saturday Night Fever
The Last Emperor
The Silence Of The Lambs

13. Identify the two kids in the video.

video

Additional Question:
Identify. (The logo of the manufacturer has been removed.)

6 comments:

Tikna said...

Additional Question : Bajaj's new concept car which is being developed.

abhiram said...

1.butterfly ballot
4.charles sobhraj?
5.MINT
6.Y-JRD tata,Z-sudha moorty,A-telco,B-INFOSYS
7.fauji,circus,KBC(sharukh khan tv serials rather appearances)
8.HEY RAM!naseruddin shah
9.grimus-salman rushdie
10.algorithm
11.tata sky?
13.ayesha takia and shahid kapoor

prince said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
abhiram said...

additional question-the tata 1lakh car?

yuva said...

2.Bob the builder
3.Freakonomics

abhimanyu said...

The Answers:
1. Butterfly Ballot
This is stated to be as one of the reasons why Al Gore lost the 2000 Presidential Elections
2. Dr. Beat – Twenty20 WC Mascot
3. Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
4. Charles Sobhraj. From ibnlive.com:
"He was caught on April 6, 1986 in the O’Coqueiro Restaurant. Chef of O’Coqueiro, Peter Fernandes, clearly remembers the dramatic day - “On April 6, 1986 we were celebrating a wedding. That’s when Sobhraj and his friend walked in and that’s when the CID inspector Madhukar Zende caught him. We helped get some rope to tie him up and they took him to Bombay.” A stone statue of Sobhraj at the O’Coqueiro is a constant reminder of the incident. The statue is placed on the table on which he was caught, frozen in time, complete with a menu card in hand."
5. Mint
6. Y – JRD Tata, Z – Mrs Sudha Murthy, A – TELCO, B – Infosys
(During the quiz meet I wrongly said that A is TCS.)
7. Fauji, Circus, KBC – Television appearances of Shahrukh Khan
8. Naseeruddin Shah, Hey Ram
9. Grimus, Salman Rushdie
10. Algorithm. The word Algebra comes from the book titled 'Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala' written by the same guy
11. finance. HSBC Mutual Fund and its flagship brand HSBC Equity Fund completing five years
12. Posters in the PVR Priya Lobby
13. Ayesha Takia, Shahid Kapur

Answer to additional q: Bajaj Lite

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

NSIT-QC Quizzing Marathon

Here are some questions from the quiz I conducted at the NSIT-QC "Quizzing Marathon".


1. What is this type of ballot commonly known as?















2. Identify.
















3. Identify the book from its cover image.













4. Whose statue?














5. “First published in February 2007 to serve as an unbiased and clear-minded chronicler of the Indian Dream.” What?

6. In 1982 Z had to resign from her job at A. She was coming down the steps when she saw Y coming up. He was absorbed in thought. Z wanted to say goodbye to him so she stopped. He saw her and paused.

Y: So what are you doing, Mrs Z?
Z: Sir, I am leaving A.
Y: Where are you going?
Z: Pune, sir. My husband is starting a company called B and I'm shifting to Pune.
Y: Oh! And what you will do when you are successful?
Z: Sir, I don't know whether we will be successful.
Y: Never start with diffidence. Always start with confidence. When you are successful you must give back to society. Society gives us so much; we must reciprocate. I wish you all the best.

Identify Y, Z, A and B.

7. Complete the list:

Dil Dariya, Doosra Keval, Idiot, Kareena Kareena, Ummeed, __________, __________, __________ (not in any particular order)

8. He was very disappointed when he could not bag the title role in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, but got to play Gandhi in the 1998 play Mahatma vs. Gandhi. In 2000, he again portrayed Gandhi, this time on celluloid. Who am I talking about? Also, identify the movie.

9. Excerpt from an article by Bryan Applecart in The Sunday Times:

In the 1970s, Kingsley Amis, Arthur C Clarke and Brian Aldiss were judging a contest for the best science-fiction novel of the year. They were going to give the prize to X, Y’s first novel. At the last minute, however, the publishers withdrew the book from the award. They didn’t want X on the SF shelves. “Had it won,” Aldiss, the wry, 82-year-old godfather of British SF, observes, “he would have been labelled a science-fiction writer, and nobody would have heard of him again.”

Identify X and Y.

10. Which word comes from the nickname 'al Khwarizmi' of Abu Jafar Muhammand ibn Musa - a Persian astronomer and mathematician who authored many texts on arithmetic?

11. “Some five year-olds perform well in school.
And some, in the world of __________.”

This is the tag-line of an advertising campaign of a company. Fill in the blank and hence give me the name of the company.

12. Connect the following list of movies:
The Watered Water
Cleopatra
Disraeli
The General Died At Dawn
The Above All
Love Me Or Leave Me
My Fair Lady
Saturday Night Fever
The Last Emperor
The Silence Of The Lambs

13. Identify the two kids in the video.

video

Additional Question:
Identify. (The logo of the manufacturer has been removed.)

6 comments:

Tikna said...

Additional Question : Bajaj's new concept car which is being developed.

abhiram said...

1.butterfly ballot
4.charles sobhraj?
5.MINT
6.Y-JRD tata,Z-sudha moorty,A-telco,B-INFOSYS
7.fauji,circus,KBC(sharukh khan tv serials rather appearances)
8.HEY RAM!naseruddin shah
9.grimus-salman rushdie
10.algorithm
11.tata sky?
13.ayesha takia and shahid kapoor

prince said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
abhiram said...

additional question-the tata 1lakh car?

yuva said...

2.Bob the builder
3.Freakonomics

abhimanyu said...

The Answers:
1. Butterfly Ballot
This is stated to be as one of the reasons why Al Gore lost the 2000 Presidential Elections
2. Dr. Beat – Twenty20 WC Mascot
3. Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
4. Charles Sobhraj. From ibnlive.com:
"He was caught on April 6, 1986 in the O’Coqueiro Restaurant. Chef of O’Coqueiro, Peter Fernandes, clearly remembers the dramatic day - “On April 6, 1986 we were celebrating a wedding. That’s when Sobhraj and his friend walked in and that’s when the CID inspector Madhukar Zende caught him. We helped get some rope to tie him up and they took him to Bombay.” A stone statue of Sobhraj at the O’Coqueiro is a constant reminder of the incident. The statue is placed on the table on which he was caught, frozen in time, complete with a menu card in hand."
5. Mint
6. Y – JRD Tata, Z – Mrs Sudha Murthy, A – TELCO, B – Infosys
(During the quiz meet I wrongly said that A is TCS.)
7. Fauji, Circus, KBC – Television appearances of Shahrukh Khan
8. Naseeruddin Shah, Hey Ram
9. Grimus, Salman Rushdie
10. Algorithm. The word Algebra comes from the book titled 'Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala' written by the same guy
11. finance. HSBC Mutual Fund and its flagship brand HSBC Equity Fund completing five years
12. Posters in the PVR Priya Lobby
13. Ayesha Takia, Shahid Kapur

Answer to additional q: Bajaj Lite