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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NTPC Electron 2009 Delhi Round - Review

NTPC Electron was held this time around amidst a significantly larger participation from various colleges in and around Delhi. Although the number of engineering colleges was still few (around 4), there were still 48 teams from Management colleges, ensuring nearly double participation as compared to last year.

The QM was Ramya Mudaliar of 3XUS. Keeping in mind that last year’s event (Read review here and here) was a pretty run-of-the-mill business quiz, the expectations were not very high. But the quality of the quiz surprised quite a few and was highly appreciated by everyone. The prelims consisted of 25 questions which were mainly on business, current affairs and entertainment. Decently workable and interesting, and the kinds where you feel like kicking yourself upon hearing the answer.

The finals were short, with 3 direct-and-pass round and 2 buzzer rounds. The standard of the quiz was impressive, and most questions got the appreciation of the finalists as well as the audience. Although it started off as an evenly fought quiz, one of the teams from IMT Ghaziabad ran away into an unassailable lead after a few rounds.

High Points of the Quiz: Quality Questions, Great hospitality on the part of NTPC and PMI with free food and snacks, very good prizes, listening to NTPC's anthem.

The not-so-good part: Although both NTPC and 3xus were very professional in organizing the event, the only sore point was the refusal to disclose answers and cutoff prior to the start of the finals.

Finalists: 2 teams from IMT Ghaziabad, 2 teams from FMS, LBSIM and NSIT (Abhinav Ghosh and yours truly).

Teams to Qualify for the National Round: Both teams from IMT Ghaziabad and NSIT.

Some questions from the Prelims

1. ID the machine whose patent diagram was shown.
Bowling Pin Setup Machine

2. Company started in the 1930’s by a small time entrepreneur who saw an advertisement of a cigarette brand while itching for a smoke in a Bombay restaurant.
Camel Cigarettes ad, "I'd walk a mile for a camel" led to Camlin being named after it.

3. While Kishore Kumar won 5 filmfare awards for best male playback singer between 1980 and 1985, who won the 1982 Filmfare for best male playback singer?
Amit Kumar

4. First used in Kerala in 1982, machine consists of a control unit and processor. Utilizes a unique ID number to count and store the details. A red LED lights up after storing complete. Give funda.
EVM

5. Video of Dancing Queen, from Mamma Mia. ID the person with long hair playing the piano.
Benny Andersson

6. Launched on 26 July, 2009, certain tradition is followed in association to these ‘things’. Some Korean person was the protagonist of one such launch as well. What was launched and what is the tradition?
Launch of INS Arihant, Gursharan Kaur launched it. The naval tradition is that only a lady launches a warship. She was to break the coconut on the hull of the submarine.

7. Started by James Crossley in the 1850’s after finding sailors/seamen suffered from acidity.
Eno

8. Prancing horse: Ferrari :: Running Horse: _________
Eicher (Although Ford Mustang seemed a better answer)

9.'Its just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. It is not a fact. It’s an opinion. It is not a declaration. It’s a dare.’ What follows?
Impossible is Nothing

10. Connect














Galleon


11. ID Person and why was she in news?















Giselle Monteiro, Harleen Kaur in Love Aaj Kal.

6 comments:

peter said...

9. Impossible is nothing??

Parth said...

4 EVM
7 ENO
8 FORD MUSTANG
9 IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

Parth said...

see kishore kumar won n 1981 for hazaar raahein mudke dekhi
1982 mein amit kumar ne jeeta tha

Parth said...

10 the guy is raj ratnam he had galleon hedge fund and the coin is gringotts galleon
so galleon is the connect

Ayyappa said...

Guess both Avinash and Ramya keep repeating their questions in every quiz. Prancing horse and the galleon fund questions appeared in SJMSoM' business quiz held last month. Phew!!

Quizzer said...

The quiz was awesome. Really loved the question on Burj Dubai! Heard that the cut off was around 9 in the prelims.. Guess we just missed out :(

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NTPC Electron 2009 Delhi Round - Review

NTPC Electron was held this time around amidst a significantly larger participation from various colleges in and around Delhi. Although the number of engineering colleges was still few (around 4), there were still 48 teams from Management colleges, ensuring nearly double participation as compared to last year.

The QM was Ramya Mudaliar of 3XUS. Keeping in mind that last year’s event (Read review here and here) was a pretty run-of-the-mill business quiz, the expectations were not very high. But the quality of the quiz surprised quite a few and was highly appreciated by everyone. The prelims consisted of 25 questions which were mainly on business, current affairs and entertainment. Decently workable and interesting, and the kinds where you feel like kicking yourself upon hearing the answer.

The finals were short, with 3 direct-and-pass round and 2 buzzer rounds. The standard of the quiz was impressive, and most questions got the appreciation of the finalists as well as the audience. Although it started off as an evenly fought quiz, one of the teams from IMT Ghaziabad ran away into an unassailable lead after a few rounds.

High Points of the Quiz: Quality Questions, Great hospitality on the part of NTPC and PMI with free food and snacks, very good prizes, listening to NTPC's anthem.

The not-so-good part: Although both NTPC and 3xus were very professional in organizing the event, the only sore point was the refusal to disclose answers and cutoff prior to the start of the finals.

Finalists: 2 teams from IMT Ghaziabad, 2 teams from FMS, LBSIM and NSIT (Abhinav Ghosh and yours truly).

Teams to Qualify for the National Round: Both teams from IMT Ghaziabad and NSIT.

Some questions from the Prelims

1. ID the machine whose patent diagram was shown.
Bowling Pin Setup Machine

2. Company started in the 1930’s by a small time entrepreneur who saw an advertisement of a cigarette brand while itching for a smoke in a Bombay restaurant.
Camel Cigarettes ad, "I'd walk a mile for a camel" led to Camlin being named after it.

3. While Kishore Kumar won 5 filmfare awards for best male playback singer between 1980 and 1985, who won the 1982 Filmfare for best male playback singer?
Amit Kumar

4. First used in Kerala in 1982, machine consists of a control unit and processor. Utilizes a unique ID number to count and store the details. A red LED lights up after storing complete. Give funda.
EVM

5. Video of Dancing Queen, from Mamma Mia. ID the person with long hair playing the piano.
Benny Andersson

6. Launched on 26 July, 2009, certain tradition is followed in association to these ‘things’. Some Korean person was the protagonist of one such launch as well. What was launched and what is the tradition?
Launch of INS Arihant, Gursharan Kaur launched it. The naval tradition is that only a lady launches a warship. She was to break the coconut on the hull of the submarine.

7. Started by James Crossley in the 1850’s after finding sailors/seamen suffered from acidity.
Eno

8. Prancing horse: Ferrari :: Running Horse: _________
Eicher (Although Ford Mustang seemed a better answer)

9.'Its just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. It is not a fact. It’s an opinion. It is not a declaration. It’s a dare.’ What follows?
Impossible is Nothing

10. Connect














Galleon


11. ID Person and why was she in news?















Giselle Monteiro, Harleen Kaur in Love Aaj Kal.

6 comments:

peter said...

9. Impossible is nothing??

Parth said...

4 EVM
7 ENO
8 FORD MUSTANG
9 IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

Parth said...

see kishore kumar won n 1981 for hazaar raahein mudke dekhi
1982 mein amit kumar ne jeeta tha

Parth said...

10 the guy is raj ratnam he had galleon hedge fund and the coin is gringotts galleon
so galleon is the connect

Ayyappa said...

Guess both Avinash and Ramya keep repeating their questions in every quiz. Prancing horse and the galleon fund questions appeared in SJMSoM' business quiz held last month. Phew!!

Quizzer said...

The quiz was awesome. Really loved the question on Burj Dubai! Heard that the cut off was around 9 in the prelims.. Guess we just missed out :(