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Enquiry Orientation Session 2019

Enquiry, the quiz forum of Jadavpur University, conducted an orientation session for freshmen on 22nd August, 2019.

This is the small set of 24 questions that were run at the session.

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Enquiry Orientation Session 2019

  1. 1. FRESHERS’ ORIENTATION
  2. 2. Identify this “cultural phenomenon”. 01 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  3. 3. Answer 01 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Loss Meme
  4. 4. What is being described here? “I felt that he was very strong. He was just holding me tight. I'm not sure about the kiss... it was just somebody celebrating,” X said. "It wasn't a romantic event. It was just an event of 'thank god the war is over’.” “It wasn't my choice to be kissed,” X further added. “The guy just came over and grabbed!” 02 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  5. 5. Answer 02 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August V-J Day Kiss The Kissing Sailor
  6. 6. What is X? Jake Parker, also known as Agent 44, is a comics short-story creator, concept artist, illustrator, and animator. In 2009, Parker started X, now a popular annual celebration. In 2014's X, over 100,000 images were tagged on Twitter. 03 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  7. 7. Answer 03 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Inktober
  8. 8. Identify the woman sitting between Nayantara Sahgal and Rita Dar, both members of the Nehru family, in this picture clicked in the summer of 1947. Picture on next slide. 04 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  9. 9. 04 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  10. 10. Answer 04 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Freida Kahlo
  11. 11. In preparation for possibly thousands of visitors coming to "____ ____ __" , an event that started out as a joke on Facebook with millions agreeing to descend upon ____ __, a small county in X has signed a declaration of emergency. The elected board of Lincoln County has taken the preemptive measure in anticipation of an overwhelming number of visitors coming to the county that is home to 5,200 residents. 05 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Fill in the blanks and give me X.
  12. 12. Answer 05 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Storm Area 51 X: Nevada
  13. 13. X is an advocacy group formed on January 1, 2018 by producers like Shonda Rhimes and performers like Reese Witherspoon to fight workplace sexual harassment. 06 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August Give me X.
  14. 14. Answer 06 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Aqib 22nd August
  15. 15. English translation to which Gulzar lyrics: Give me a smile and lips Think of kisses as sweet as grapes Oh sweet and beautiful girl Dance in the golden light Like the golden anklets Like the cooing cuckoo Like the dancing peacock Like the golden anklets Like the cooing cuckoo Like the dancing peacock 07 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  16. 16. Answer 07 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August Jiya Jale
  17. 17. Who is X? Prior to this career change in 1960, X had to support himself by working various low paid jobs in Buenos Aires. He had to his name a diploma of a chemical technician and worked part time as a bouncer in a popular local nightclub. This career change he attributed to attending a Jesuit confession on Spring Day, a career in which he got the biggest break in 2013. 08 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  18. 18. Answer 08 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August Pope Francis / Jorge Mario Bergoglio
  19. 19. Identify X. The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. Dedicated to the four river gods, collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile, the Danube, the Río de la Plata and X. 09 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  20. 20. Answer 09 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August Ganges / Ganga
  21. 21. What is X? According to Sebastien Gabriel, the design of this easter egg, X (released in September 2014) is a play on going back to the “prehistoric ages,” when there was no internet. X was given the codename “Project Bolan,” which itself is a reference to Marc Bolan, the late lead singer of 1970’s glam rock band ______. The developers boast that the X can last for almost an eternity. Or 17 million years to be exact. The X is played around 270 million times globally every month on desktops and mobiles. The most number of players come from countries like India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia. 10 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  22. 22. Answer 10 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August T Rex run
  23. 23. What is this technique more popularly known to us as? According to Cicero, this method was devised by the Greek poet Simonides of Keos, after he was the only survivor of a building collapse during a dinner he attended. The story goes, Simonides stepped outside a banquet hall to meet with two young men. But when he arrived outside, the young men were not there and the hall was collapsing behind him. Though his fellow banqueters were too badly crushed by the collapse for their remains to be identified, Simonides was supposedly able to put a name with each body based on where they had been sitting in the hall. He was able to remember names with respect to positions or locations. This insight lead to the development of a technique he called the method of loci and would enable someone to remember anything by associating it with a mental image of a location. 11 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  24. 24. Answer 11 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August Mind Palace / Memory Palace
  25. 25. Name both the character and the inspiration. Now popularly associated with the face of Tom Ellis, this fictional character’s appearance was based on _____Robert Jones in 1989. (one could even say that this was the first time an anti-heroic supernatural character was based on such a person.) The depiction has percolated from the Sandman novels to the standalone spinoff, and even the very recent comic series, The Wicked + The Divine. [Picture on next slide] 12 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  26. 26. 12 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August
  27. 27. Answer 12 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Annewsa 22nd August Character: Lucifer Inspiration: David Bowie
  28. 28. Located in Koltushi, near St. Petersburg, Russia, whose statue is this? 13 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August
  29. 29. Answer 13 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August Ivan Pavlov
  30. 30. In this scene from “Asterix in Britain”, identify the group making a cameo appearance. 14 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August
  31. 31. Answer 14 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August The Beatles
  32. 32. Unusual winners of which distinction? 15 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August The American Fighting Man (Representing US troops in the Korean War) 1950 The Inheritor (Americans aged 25 and under at that time) 1966 The Computer 1982 The Endangered Earth 1988 You 2006 Donald Trump 2016
  33. 33. Answer 15 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August TIME Person of the Year
  34. 34. On 11th April, 2011, this Google Doodle was created to commemorate the 50 year Anniversary of which breakthrough event? 16 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August
  35. 35. Answer 16 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August Yuri Gagarin being the first person to go to space.
  36. 36. Connect these two pictures, having been captured in 1966 and 2010 respectively, often perceived as ‘payback’. 17 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August
  37. 37. Answer 17 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August Ghost goals (scored and denied respectively) in England vs. Germany matches in the World Cup.
  38. 38. 18 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August In their debut appearance in “____ gets the boot (1940)”, they were named Jasper and Jinx, after which they were renamed. How do we better know Jasper and Jinx as?
  39. 39. Answer 18 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Arnab 22nd August Tom and Jerry
  40. 40. In ancient Egypt, ____ were highly revered and praised for killing mice, rats (which threatened food supplies), and snakes - especially cobras. 1. What creature is this? 2. What did the Egyptians call this creature after the sound they make? A breed of rare spotted ___ called the Egyptian ___ exists to this day. 19 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August
  41. 41. Answer 19 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Cats Mau
  42. 42. What name has been blanked out? 20 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August
  43. 43. Answer 20 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Schrödinger (after Erwin Schrödinger, the physicist)
  44. 44. Look at this meme. Understand why the Meme Man is referring to a bottle of water as “Enslaved Moisture”. Then work out what he is referring to by “Enslaved Autism” on the next slide. 21 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August
  45. 45. 21 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August
  46. 46. Answer21 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Vaccines “vAcCiNeS cAuSe AuTiSm”
  47. 47. The director (but not writer) of the third film in the series (1991) wanted to make another sequel. He had received many requests to make the fourth movie. He said to The Times of India about the plot of fourth film: "Making a _____ _____ movie without ….. and …. (lead actors) is unthinkable. The only way I can do a fourth is by taking the story forward and introducing _____ and _____ ‘s sons," he said. The idea to weave a story around the next generation came from a line from the introductory song in the second movie of the series.” 1. What series? (Alternatively, fill in the dashed blanks) 2. What song? 22 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August
  48. 48. Answer22 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Goopy Bagha Song: 'Mora dujonai rajar jamai in 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' — "aar ache polapan, ek khan ek khan”
  49. 49. 23 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Who tweeted this? (Person was in the news 16 days ago)
  50. 50. Answer23 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Sushma Swaraj
  51. 51. 24 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August What product? Amidst an economic slowdown, the company X might be laying off around 10000 employees. It was founded by the Chauhan family in 1929 and is named after a place in Mumbai. Gopalmath’s Ashwatthama’s crippled henchman with a fascination for umbrellas will probably not be able to save the company from the slowdown no matter how much product he consumes after dipping it in his tea. Product is a household name. Product and company are almost synonymous.
  52. 52. Answer24 Freshers’ Orientation 2019 Ananyo 22nd August Parle-G
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Enquiry, the quiz forum of Jadavpur University, conducted an orientation session for freshmen on 22nd August, 2019. This is the small set of 24 questions that were run at the session.

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