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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Venky Quiz Review

The Quiz at Sri Venkateshwara College turned out to be a very decent affair seeing good participation with teams from various engineering colleges including IIT, IIIT, Manipal, DCE and ofcourse NSIT along with a home team qualifying for the finals after a high scoring prelims comprising of a nice set of questions with some repeats. The finals too were conducted well by a couple of quizmasters who were at first, a bit skeptical about the quiz being well recieved. However all in all it was certainly a job well done by the quizmasters as a good-quality quiz had been prepared and there were three prizes plus certificates even without external sponsirship. Nice to end up third and still go home with some money!

Some questions:
1. When Odysseus left for the war he left the upbringing of his son to an old nobleman called ______. Homer probably coined this name from the Greek for "to stay, abide" or, considering the extraordinary duration of Odysseus' absence, from "patient, long-suffering". the name of this nobleman gives the English language a word. Which?
2. In the middle of 2006,U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney called himself the ___ _____ of the Bush administration. Discussing the need to vigorously pursue intelligence, Cheney said to CNN's John King, "It means we need to be able to go after and capture or kill those people who are trying to kill Americans. That's not a pleasant business. It's a very serious business. And I suppose, sometimes, people look at my demeanor and say, well, he's the ___ _____ of the administration."Which famous fictional character was he referring to?

3. Lt. Col. Douglas Kirkpatrick ( Prof. of Aeronautics at USAF Academy ) on observing something said : ___ has overcome the acceleration of the earth’s gravity by use of muscle power in the vertical plane, thus producing a low-altitude earth orbit. It was estimated by an early study that ______ had spent 91 minutes in the air during a certain period. About who?

4. Identify Him

ANSWERS

1) Mentor

2) Darth Vader

3) Micheal Jordan

4) Roger Federer

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

2. Dark Knight?
3. Michael Jordan
4. Ralf Schumacher?

UDit

Dedalus said...

2.Darth Vader
3.Michael Jordan
4.Roger Federer

roshan said...

1.Mentor
2.The Swordfish guy?
3.Michael Jordan
4.According to recent internet circulation-R Federer.Could be unverified too

Madhavi said...

1. mentor
2. Darth Vader

prez said...

1)mentor
2)darth vader
3)micheal jordan
4)federer

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

2. Michael Corleone
3. Michael Jordan

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Venky Quiz Review

The Quiz at Sri Venkateshwara College turned out to be a very decent affair seeing good participation with teams from various engineering colleges including IIT, IIIT, Manipal, DCE and ofcourse NSIT along with a home team qualifying for the finals after a high scoring prelims comprising of a nice set of questions with some repeats. The finals too were conducted well by a couple of quizmasters who were at first, a bit skeptical about the quiz being well recieved. However all in all it was certainly a job well done by the quizmasters as a good-quality quiz had been prepared and there were three prizes plus certificates even without external sponsirship. Nice to end up third and still go home with some money!

Some questions:
1. When Odysseus left for the war he left the upbringing of his son to an old nobleman called ______. Homer probably coined this name from the Greek for "to stay, abide" or, considering the extraordinary duration of Odysseus' absence, from "patient, long-suffering". the name of this nobleman gives the English language a word. Which?
2. In the middle of 2006,U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney called himself the ___ _____ of the Bush administration. Discussing the need to vigorously pursue intelligence, Cheney said to CNN's John King, "It means we need to be able to go after and capture or kill those people who are trying to kill Americans. That's not a pleasant business. It's a very serious business. And I suppose, sometimes, people look at my demeanor and say, well, he's the ___ _____ of the administration."Which famous fictional character was he referring to?

3. Lt. Col. Douglas Kirkpatrick ( Prof. of Aeronautics at USAF Academy ) on observing something said : ___ has overcome the acceleration of the earth’s gravity by use of muscle power in the vertical plane, thus producing a low-altitude earth orbit. It was estimated by an early study that ______ had spent 91 minutes in the air during a certain period. About who?

4. Identify Him

ANSWERS

1) Mentor

2) Darth Vader

3) Micheal Jordan

4) Roger Federer

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

2. Dark Knight?
3. Michael Jordan
4. Ralf Schumacher?

UDit

Dedalus said...

2.Darth Vader
3.Michael Jordan
4.Roger Federer

roshan said...

1.Mentor
2.The Swordfish guy?
3.Michael Jordan
4.According to recent internet circulation-R Federer.Could be unverified too

Madhavi said...

1. mentor
2. Darth Vader

prez said...

1)mentor
2)darth vader
3)micheal jordan
4)federer

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

2. Michael Corleone
3. Michael Jordan