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The IITM Open Quiz | Quiz Info

The IITM Open Quiz

The earth is no longer young, and Sachin no longer has the highest ODI score.
The times are-a changing, but few things remain. Of them, none can be more exciting than the IIT Madras Open Quiz.

That’s right, the IIT Madras Open Quiz is back!!!

The uncharted forests of Adyar once again await your arrival, eagerly anticipating some high voltage quizzing action. Having witnessed a footfall of over 1500 quizzers last year, the IIT Madras Open Quiz promises to be bigger, and better this year!!

The IITM Open Quiz is renowned for witnessing participation from the best in the business, including representation from almost every major quizzing circle in South India. The quiz is known for its challenging questions and saw the inception of the Long Visual Connect (LVC), a staple component of any quiz today. The standard of the quiz is a testament to the long-standing quizzing culture on campus. For years, The Open Quiz, hosted in the pristine campus of IIT Madras, has enthralled school-goers, college students, professionals and families alike.

So ladies and gentlemen, the stage is set. If you think you know a thing or two about quizzing, find your way to said forest on the 8th of January 2012. May the Force be with you.

Mark your calendars, the kelvi-veri begins. . .

Date : 8 Jan, 2012
Time:  1:30 PM
Venue : Students Activities’ Center, IIT-Madras.

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MINDSWEEP 2012 | Quiz Info

MINDSWEEP 2012

It is with pleasure that we announce the inaugural edition of KQA’s International Solo Championship, titled MindSweep.

We have confirmations from the United Kingdom and the United States, and a few more countries will probably participate.

Mindsweep will be held during the weekend comprising Saturday, 7 January and Sunday 8 January 2012.

The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections. Please register in advance using the form on this page.

The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.

  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections

Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad |Open Quiz

All assam basis open quiz competition with cash prize money at Sonari on 22nd December 2011 on the occasion of Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad 16th Biennial Central General Conference.

RULES:

1. Two Members per Team.

2. Cross Team Allowed.

3. No Join Fees.

4. DATE: 22ND DECEMBER 2011.

5. VENUE: Parbotiprasad Baruah Khetra, Sonari.

6. CONDUCTED BY: CLICK ON QUIZ, SONARI (QM: NABAJYOTI BHARALI & MONI GOGOI).

7. PRIZES: 7K, 5K & 3K.

 

For Details: NABAJYOTI BHARALI (+91-9954286348).

''THE FUNDAMENTALIST'' | Quiz Info

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally

Cudgel your brains for the most grueling and challenging business quiz in India.

”THE FUNDAMENTALIST”

The quiz master is renowned Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium. 24 teams ( campus + corporate ) will qualify for the semi final rounds, out of which the competition will be filtered down to the best 12 teams (campus + corporate ) battling it out in the final round.

The final round will take place at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore.

 

Event details :

Campus

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 50,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 25,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds for in station colleges will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 colleges will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – finals:

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

Corporate

 

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 75,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 35,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds for In – station corporate teams will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 teams will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – final :

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

 

Registrations :

To register please send in your details and the form attached to  ” precipice2012@cms.ac.in ”

Registration Form : Download

 

Rules & Regulations :

  • The registration fee for all teams is Rs 200
  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • Registrations will happen at the venue.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • The amount for train tickets will be refunded for the teams that qualify for the final round in Bangalore*, subject to submission of the tickets.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding.
  • Each contestant is expected to maintain discipline and decorum at the event.
 * Conditions Apply.

MindSpark 2011 | Quiz Info

MindSpark is the annual Technical Festival of the College of Engineering, Pune.

This year MindSpark will play host to 4 quizzes from27th- 29th December 2011. Specifics Below.
 For any additional clarifications. visit http://www.mind-spark.org/chaanaksha.php.

1. Chakravyuh- the Open General Quiz

Wednesday , 28th December 2011

Timing: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/chakravyuh.php   
Chakravyuh has been one of Pune’s best known open quizzes for many years now. A general quiz that is literally based on anything and everything under the sun, the participants of this quiz can range from college students to software professionals. Chakravyuh has gone on to produce quizzers who would later perform exceptionally well at national level quizzes. Previous years have elicited fantastic participation and the prize money remains as sweet as ever.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

2. Torquest- The Scince and Technology quiz

Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

We wouldn’t really be an institute of excellence in technical education unless our students were sound in their technical knowledge and fundas. Pit your love for technology against ours. Brush up your theory and find out how much you could actually apply it when you go out into the mad, mad world. Science and technology are inseparable, and this is a quiz where the passion for both would find a home.
Status: Open Quiz (anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

3. Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/qonnoisseur.php

There’s not really much to introduce to this classic format. We’re looking for people who read a lot of classics, watch a lot of movies and critique works of art in your spare time, then you’re the kind of person who just might have a shot at winning this quiz. Prove yourself to be the ultimate savant in all things related to media and culture.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

4. 10^-9- The Nanotechnology Quiz Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011
From nanotubes to colloids to powder technology. You need to know it all to crack this one. Dodge a volley of questions and advance in your quest to conquer the material world for this is the Nanotechnology quiz. The winner takes it all.
Status: College Quiz (I Cards required)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.
Total Prize Money to be won : Rs 80, 000/- Goodies for participants and Loads of Audience Prizes (Movie Tickets, Magazines, Anti Virus Packs, Developer Keys, T Shirts etc.)
For more details contact:
Himanshu Panandikar +91 90497 25707 (chakravyuh@mind-spark.org)
Mihir Khatwani +91 97647 707747 (torquest@mind-spark.org)
Neelima Jha +91 90283 59871(qonnoisseur@mind-spark.org)
Nilesh Adhav +91 96658 45872(nano@mind-spark.org)

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz. | Quiz Info

Megamind 2011

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz.

When: 23rd December ‘2011. 1:30 to 3:30 PMWho: Teams of 2 (Open to College Students Only, NO Entry Fees.)

Where: St. Xavier’s, Ahmadabad.

Obligatory Question: A British Naturalist’s wife gives her name to
State Bird of an East Indian State. However the Naturalist’s is
remembered in Indian politics. Who & Why?

MEGA-WHATS 2011

MEGA-WHATS 2011

The third edition of Mega-Whats, KQA’s National Open Quizzing Championship will be held on December 11, 2011.

The quiz will be held across thirteen cities simultaneously. Apart from Bangalore, we have confirmations from Chennai, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Pune, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Venues in each city are listed here: http://kqaquizzes.org/2011/11/29/mega-whats-2011-venues/

UPDATE: Online registrations are now closed. You can register on-the-spot at the venue.

View the list of registered teams.

The details:

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2011

General quiz, open to all.

Teams of FOUR members (or less).

Prior registration is essential.

To register, please use the form on this page.

Please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team; also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college or open categories

Registrations will close on Tuesday 6th December 2011. City co-ordinators will allow entries after the cut-off date at their discretion.

Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.

The school category is open only to teams comprising students from Std. VIII-X

School teams ( Std. VIII-X) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.

Please report by 1430hrs at the venue in your city. Since we need to ensure a coordinated start nationwide, the quiz will start at 1500hrs sharp. The doors will be closed five minutes before we begin.

Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz of six sections and about sixty questions, inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.

Answers and scores will be announced immediately after the event–prizes will be given out for Best School Team, Best College Team, and Best Open Team.

The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.

We will rank the top 100 teams across the country–this list will go up by the 25th of December.

The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.

The city-winners will face off in June 2012 as part of the KQA 29th Anniversary.

For more details, please call Arul Mani at 097312-14519.

GE History: General Electric History & Trivia | Brand History

GE History: General Electric History & Trivia | Brand History

GE History: General Electric is an American MNC that operates through four main segments viz. Technology, Energy, Finance, and Home & Business solutions.

 

GE Logo

 

TICKER:

NYSE GE
NASDAQ- GE
GE History – Founder: 
The company was formed by the merger of Thomas Edison’s Edison General Electric Company and Charles Coffin’s Thomson-Houston Company in 1892.

 

 

GE History - GE Founder - Thomas Alva Edison

GE History - GE Founder - Charles Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE History of Tagline:

1930s to 1950s: “Live Better Electrically
1950’s to 1979: “Progress is our most important product.
1979 to 2003: “We bring good things to life.
2004 to Present: “Imagination at Work.
The present logo has been designed by Wolff Ofinsin in 2004 by replacing the black background in the original logo with blue.

GE History - General Electric Logo Evolution

GE History & Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia page just like DellAdobeZippo and AOL.

GE History:

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.   Edison, Thomas A.

By the late1890’s Thomas Edison’s General Electric Company and Charles Coffin’s Thomas-Houston Company had both secured patents over several key technologies. As both businesses expanded, it had become increasingly difficult for either company to produce complete electrical installations relying solely on their own patents and technologies. In 1892, the two companies combined to form the General Electric Company.

GE history - The Remington Rand Univac

GE Trivia:

–          It was one of the original 12 companies listed in the Dow Jones index and 115 years later, remains the only one.

–          It is currently listed as the 6th largest US-based company in Fortune 500.

–          GE was the first U.S. company to ever use an electrical computer in 1954. The Remington Rand Univac weighed 30 tons and had over 5,000 vacuum tubes.

–          GE was one of the earliest companies to get into computing. It followed IBM (referred to as ‘Snow White’) and was one of the 7 companies (‘Seven Dwarves’) that followed it in the 1960s.

–          The GE building located at 30, Rockefeller Plaza is the headquarters of NBC studios. It’s nickname serves as the title of the popular sitcom 30 Rock.

–          The headquarters of GE at Schenectady, New York receives numerous letters from children before Christmas as they believe that it is only obvious that Santa Claus has the ZIP code 12345.

–          The company suffered losses of $800 million in insurance after the 9/11 attacks.

–          GE was embroiled in controversy after the 2011 Tsunami catastrophe when it was found that 6 reactors in the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant  in Japan were designed by it.

–          In 1911, the National Electric Lamp Association (NELA) was dissolved and absorbed into General Electric.

–          Nela Park is the headquarters of GE Lighting, and is located in East Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Today, GE Lighting is a part of GE Consumer & Industrial, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Nela Park still serves as the operating headquarters of the lighting division.

–           The GE logo was introduced on lamps and electrical appliances in 1907. Two years later “Mazda” was adopted as the trademark for certain lamps produced by GE after Mazda, the Persian God of Light.

GE History - Mazda Lamp Newspaper Advertisement

GE History & Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia page just like DellAdobeZippo and AOL.

"The Holmes Open Quiz"

“The Holmes Open Quiz”

with Avinash Mudaliar and Partha Basu

Date: 11th December 2011
Venue: Quill and Canvas, 122 South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, DLF V, Gurgaon
Time: 6:30 PM
Come, participate as teams of 2, or just watch and share the excitement!
*For more details, please see the attached poster.

Landmark Quiz 2009- Bangalore

 

landmark quiz

Questions from previous editions below

Landmark Quiz Chennai 2009

Landmark Quiz Mumbai 2009

Landmark Quiz Pune 2009

Landmark Quiz Bangalore 2008

Landmark Quiz Chennai 2008

Landmark Quiz Pune 2008

Landmark Quiz Bangalore 2007

Landmark Quiz Bangalore 2006

Landmark Quiz Chennai 2005

Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2009

Registration is now open for college students who would like to participate in the second edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2009.

The Quiz which would be held in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, would focus on Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize and amongst broad based general knowledge questions.

The winning team will get an all-expense paid weeklong trip to Sweden.

Please click on the email id below for your city to register now.

1) Pune  Oct 31  punequiz09@gmail.com

2) Mumbai Nov 2  mumbaiquiz09@gmail.com

3) Bangalore Nov 3  bangalorequiz09@gmail.com

4) Delhi  Nov 7  delhiquiz09@gmail.com

More Details here

Titans of Trivia

Quiz: Titans of Trivia

Part of: Thomso ’09

Host: IIT Roorkee

Quizmaster: Avinash Mudaliar

Date: 30th October 2009 ( 11 am)

Venue: IIT Roorkee Campus

Official Site: www.thomso.in

The Anoop Aditya Memorial Open Quiz

To honour one of the legends of Kerala quizzing, we(Team Greycells) could think of no better way than to conduct an Open quiz in his memory. We refer to Anoop Aditya, a GEC Thrissur alumnus and one of the finest quizzers in Kerala in the early 90s, who sadly passed away a few months ago. We intend this to be an annual affair for the best in the business to fight it out and be crowned champs. It is also our way of remembering one of the best of the field.

Date: 17th October 2009, Saturday

Time: 1:30 pm

Venue: Govt. Engineering College Thrissur.

Format: Teams of maximum two members, written prelims followed by finals for top 6 (six) teams

Open to all irrespective of age and institutional affiliation.

Prizes: Cash prizes for all finalists and to the winners, The Anoop Aditya Memorial Ever-Rolling Trophy

QMs: Rajesh Mohan and Lloyd Coloppily

There will be a token registration fee for this event.

We hope that everyone will co-operate to make this event a grand success. Hope to see you there!

-The Greycells Team

Aqua Regia Quiz 2009

Schedule of Aqua Regia – The Science Quiz 2009

Schedule of City Finals

City Date
Kollam 7.10.2009
Kozhikode 14.10.2009
Cochin 20.10.2009
Trivandrum 20.10.2009
Jodhpur 22.10.2009
Ajmer 23.10.2009
Jaipur 24.10.2009
Madurai 26.10.2009
Coimbatore 27.10.2009
Ranchi 27.10.2009
Trichy 28.10.2009
Warangal 28.10.2009
Salem 30.10.2009
Vizag 01.11.2009
Bhopal 08.11.2009
Bangalore 12.11.2009
Mumbai 15.11.2009
Kolkata 16.11.2009
Chennai 16.11.2009
Delhi 23.11.2009
Hyderabad 27.11.2009

Schedule of Regional Finals

City Date
Bangalore 12.11.2009
Mumbai 15.11.2009
Kolkata 16.11.2009
Chennai 16.11.2009
Delhi 23.11.2009

National Finals

Hyderabad, 27th November 2009.

Click here for more details

or visit your nearest TIME office today

Unmaad '09 – Apocryphopolis

Apocryphopolis – The Open quiz will be unearthed this October at Unmaad. A challenge to quizzers everywhere, this edition of the Unmaad Open quiz is even bigger, with prizes worth Rs. 32,500 up for grabs… This contest is open to all citizens of the planet, regardless of age, gender, caste or creed. Questions will be trivial, general, and apocryphal… Just get together a team of 4, come down to IIM Bangalore, and prepare to be stumped

Date: 2nd October, 2009

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: IIM Bangalore                                                                             

Registration on the spot

For any further queries, visit www.unmaad.com or call Vernon Fernandez at 9739308901

Unmaad ’09 – Apocryphopolis

Apocryphopolis – The Open quiz will be unearthed this October at Unmaad. A challenge to quizzers everywhere, this edition of the Unmaad Open quiz is even bigger, with prizes worth Rs. 32,500 up for grabs… This contest is open to all citizens of the planet, regardless of age, gender, caste or creed. Questions will be trivial, general, and apocryphal… Just get together a team of 4, come down to IIM Bangalore, and prepare to be stumped

Date: 2nd October, 2009

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: IIM Bangalore                                                                             

Registration on the spot

For any further queries, visit www.unmaad.com or call Vernon Fernandez at 9739308901

Reboot '09

SSN School of Management and Computer Application conducts a National Level Technical Symposium called REBOOT 09 on September 11th,2009.
Main event is Quiz:
On 8th September Online Quiz.
For further details contact A.Arokya Samy(Mobile:9786130582)
On the day of REBOOT 09, Sept 11.
Main Quiz.
Round:1
prelims for 30 minutes.
Round 2:
In the Main auditorium at 3 o Clock.
Prize:
First prize:3000
Second prize:2000
For Online Quiz:
First prize:MP3 player
Second prize:fast track watches.
For more details:
visit:www.reboot09.info
Arokya samy
9786130582

SSN School of Management and Computer Application conducts a National Level Technical Symposium called REBOOT 09 on September 11th,2009.

Main event is Quiz:

On 8th September Online Quiz

For further details contact A.Arokya Samy(Mobile:9786130582)

On the day of REBOOT 09, Sept 11.

Main Quiz.

Round:1: prelims for 30 minutes.

Round 2: In the Main auditorium at 3 o Clock.

Prize:

First prize:3000, Second prize:2000

For Online Quiz:

First prize:MP3 player

Second prize:fast track watches.

For more details:

visit:www.reboot09.info

Arokya samy

9786130582

Reboot ’09

SSN School of Management and Computer Application conducts a National Level Technical Symposium called REBOOT 09 on September 11th,2009.
Main event is Quiz:
On 8th September Online Quiz.
For further details contact A.Arokya Samy(Mobile:9786130582)
On the day of REBOOT 09, Sept 11.
Main Quiz.
Round:1
prelims for 30 minutes.
Round 2:
In the Main auditorium at 3 o Clock.
Prize:
First prize:3000
Second prize:2000
For Online Quiz:
First prize:MP3 player
Second prize:fast track watches.
For more details:
visit:www.reboot09.info
Arokya samy
9786130582

SSN School of Management and Computer Application conducts a National Level Technical Symposium called REBOOT 09 on September 11th,2009.

Main event is Quiz:

On 8th September Online Quiz

For further details contact A.Arokya Samy(Mobile:9786130582)

On the day of REBOOT 09, Sept 11.

Main Quiz.

Round:1: prelims for 30 minutes.

Round 2: In the Main auditorium at 3 o Clock.

Prize:

First prize:3000, Second prize:2000

For Online Quiz:

First prize:MP3 player

Second prize:fast track watches.

For more details:

visit:www.reboot09.info

Arokya samy

9786130582

Landmark Quiz Chennai 2009 Questions

LANDMARK QUIZ CHENNAI 2009 PRELIMS

  1. TRACK 1 / VIDEO / NATL ANTHEM: Identify the singer
    1. a. DK Pattammal
  2. CHENNAI: What does the letter M stand for in MR Radha the actor and ML Vasanthakumari the singer?
    1. a. Madras
  3. NEWS: In the 1960’s Vogue magazine listed the “10 Most Beautiful Women in the World”. Two Indians were on this list and both died recently. Name them.
    1. a. Leela Naidu, Maharani Gayatri Devi
  4. On what poster would you find these lines, “What does it take to find a lost lover? (a) Money (b) Luck (c) Smarts (d) Destiny”
    1. a. Slumdog Millionaire
  5. SCIENCE: During a previous total solar eclipse visible in India, in 1868, a French scientist named Pierre Jansen travelled to a tobacco field just outside Guntur to observe the spectrum. A resultant yellow line in the spectrum was a pointer to which new element, which was the first-ever element to be discovered outside Earth before it was found on Earth?
    1. a. Helium
  6. LANGUAGE: By convention what two symbols are traditionally used in publishing to denote the first and second footnotes to the main text in a book? (Correct spelling please)
    1. a. Asterisk and obelisk
  7. BUSINESS: Between which two letters of the Federal Express logo would one find a “hidden arrow” – a symbol of speed and precision?
    1. a. E and X
  8. WORDS: What is a bunch of bananas called?
    1. a. Hand
  9. MEDICINE/HEALTH: In which country did the 2009 swine flu pandemic start?
    1. a. Mexico
  10. FOOD: What sweet dish made from wheat and ghee is believed to derive its distinctive flavour from the Tamaraiparani river and was made famous by a Marwari family which settled there more than 300 years ago and started an eatery named Lakshmi Vilas?
    1. a. Thirunelveli Halva
  11. CURRENT AFFAIRS: Which animated member of the porifera species and a resident of Bikini Bottom is the latest addition to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in New York
    1. Spongebob Squarepants. The new addition celebrates 10 years of Nickelodeon’s favourite character
  12. HISTORY: Gandhiji was inspired by the simple attire of peasants in this region while on a train journey. Once he reached his destination, he shaved his head. The next morning, after a bath, he appeared dressed in a four cubits long khadi cloth, worn as a knee-length half-dhoti. Rajaji and Dr. T.S.S. Rajan who were present there tried to make Gandhiji change his mind. Gandhiji’s mind was, however, firmly made up. In which city did this incident occur?
    1. a. Madurai
  13. VISUALS: Connect these two pictures.
    1. Yeh Dil Maange More. Soon after the success of Point 5140 during the Kargil War, Captain Vikram Batra  radioed his commanding officer and said victoriously “Yeh Dil Maange More”(The heart wants more). This became the catch line for the war.
  14. QUOTATION: George Mallory, the mountaineer who in 1924 disappeared during his last attempt to climb Mt Everest could have been the first atop the world’s highest peak. He is famously quoted as giving what reply to the question “why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” which has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering”?
    1. a. “Because it’s there”
  15. SPORTS – TECHNOLOGY: Hawk-eye technology is one of the most sophisticated officiating tools used in sport. It made its debut with cricket and then entered the tennis court. In which other sport is it being used officially?
    1. Snooker. Hawk-Eye first introduced its snooker technology at the Snooker Grand Prix in Aberdeen. It then progressed to the Masters at Wembley and, most recently, stepped up to the largest stage in snooker, the renowned Crucible in Sheffield, at the World Snooker Championships.
  16. POLITICS: The rath yatra is now a standard mode of elections campaigns in India with several leaders choosing this mass contact programme to win over the electorate. Who undertook the pioneering ‘rath yatra’ which besides catapulting him to power also entered the ‘Guinness Book of Records’?
    1. a. NT Rama Rao (in 1982)
  17. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the largest province of Pakistan comprises almost 48% of the country and whose capital is Quetta?
    1. a. Balochistan
  18. COMP/IT: On the Internet, what does the letter S stand for in https?
    1. Secure. HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions on the Web and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems.
  19. BUSINESS: Two former employees of the Systems Research Institute in Pune, from the late 1970s, went on to set up their own outfits in the early 1980s. One was this year’s Magsaysay Award winner, who changed the way NGOs worked and recruited in India. The other, had a similarly titanic effect on the Indian corporate world. Identify both luminaries.
    1. a. Deep Joshi, NR Narayanamurthy
  20. MUSIC: Exactly 40 years ago this day, a young university student in New York City named Maya Kulkarni had to suddenly step in as a replacement tambura player for a concert in the same state. The concert had two main performers, and they played to an audience of at least a hundred thousand. Who were the two performers? No part points!
    1. a. Ravi Shankar and Allah Rakha
  21. LITERATURE: In HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, Martians were resistant to atom bombs. How did they finally perish?
    1. Cold virus
  22. BUSINESS: The original logo of Apple Computers featured which person?
    1. a. Isaac Newton
  23. LIFESTYLE: Which organization got its name because its members used to meet at the office of each member of the group in turns?
    1. a. Rotary Club
  24. SPORTS “The French Open” in France refers to the oldest national open golf tournament in Europe (since 1906). What term do the French use for their premier tennis tournament?
    1. a. The Roland Garros
  25. FILM In the Sorcerer’s Apprentice scene in Walt Disney’s Fantasia, the sorcerer’s name was later given as Yensid Retlaw. Who was he named after?
    1. Walt Disney (Walter Disney in reverse is Yensid Retlaw)
  26. MYTHOLOGY: In the Mahabharata, when this person was giving away the fruits of his penances to Brahmins, who arrived late after all the gifts were given away but instead received this person’s extensive knowledge of combat?
    1. a. Parasuram and Drona
  27. HISTORY / WORLD WAR TWO: What weapon was given its unusual name by the Finns when (following their refusal to surrender some strategic ports) their country was invaded by the Soviets in November 1939 in what came to be known as the Winter War during World War II?
    1. a. Molotov cocktail. When Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov claimed in radio broadcasts that the Soviet Union was not dropping bombs but rather delivering food to the starving Finns, the Finns started to call the air bombs Molotov bread baskets. Soon they responded by attacking advancing tanks improvised incendiary devices which they called “Molotov cocktails”.
  28. LITERATURE: Who is the only fictional character whose death in a book was announced to the world in the New York Times?
    1. Hercule Poirot in Curtain (1975)
  29. CURRENT AFFAIRS: Madras and Bangalore are installing statues of poets from each other’s states as a mutual gesture. In Bangalore, the statue is of Thiruvalluvar. Which Kannada poet’s statue will come up in Chennai?
    1. a. Sarvajna
  30. ENVIRONMENT: Scientists reported this year that after Pakistan and Nepal, the vulture population in India had declined by more than 97% over the past few years due to several reasons including the veterinary use of the painkiller diclofenac. For social reasons, which community in India is particularly worried about this trend?
    1. Parsi. The Parsi Towers of Silence require scavenging birds to dispose of the mortal remains of Parsis as per their religious custom.
  31. LANGUAGE: In traditional Indian metal work, the shape of many vessels was derived from nature. In this context what word was derived from the Sanskrit word for “leaf”?
    1. Patram from Sanskrit patra
  32. VISUAL: Name this building with the same name as a road in Chennai.
    1. Pantheon in Rome. It was a temple to “all gods”, and featured recently in the film Angels and Demons.
  33. VISUAL: Who as what in this year’s Lakme India Fashion Week?
    1. Katrina Kaif as Barbie Doll. Toymaker Mattell has chosen Katrina Kaif to be the Indian face of the new Celebrity Barbie Doll in India.
  34. VISUAL: Name this popular board game that is also the name of a quiz show.
    1. Mastermind
  35. VISUAL: This is which American writer’s boyhood home? Clue: look carefully.
    1. Mark Twain’s home in Hannibal, Missouri, Note the white painted fence – a tribute to the famous scene in Tom Sawyer.
  36. VISUAL: Name the title character of this classic film played by Nagesh that launched the directorial career of director K Balachandar.
    1. Server Sundaram
  37. VISUAL: Who is the white haired gentleman with glasses making a cameo appearance in these three films?
    1. Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber) the American comic book writer, editor, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other fictional characters.
  38. VISUAL: Name the place and the building whose inauguration is being celebrated.
    1. The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai; the opening of Atlantis Hotel was marked by a 15 minute fireworks display that lit up the entire island and Atlantis resort, creating a display visible from space. The $16m. spectacle used a 100,000 fireworks, (7 times that used for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics).
  39. AUDIO: Which legend composed this song for a movie he made in 1936, and said to be a personal favourite of person singing this version?
    1. Charles Chaplin (Modern Times) – this version by by Michael Jackson
  40. AUDIO: Name the singer.
    1. Vikram (Kanthaswamy)

WizQuiz ’09

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QizQuiz 09

Malayala Manorama and Asian School of Business present WizQuiz- a general quiz on 26th July 2009. For more details , click on the image above.