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Inquizition 2017 [Prelims]

The prelims set for Inquizition 2017: The Annual Inter-college Freshers' Quiz by Enquiry, the Quiz Forum of Jadavpur University.

Quizmasters were Balagopal Menon, Anik Dasgupta, Aditya Agarwal, Ananyo Brahma, Pratyoy Das, Arunava Banerjee, and Baidik Chandra.

38 teams sat for the prelims. The highest was 21 with 4 stars. The cutoff was 11.5 with 2 stars.

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  1. 1. INQUIZITION 2017 The Annual Inter-College Freshers’ Quiz WRITTEN PRELIMS: 30 questions by Ananyo, Pratyoy, Anik, Baidik, Aditya, Arunava, Balagopal INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
  2. 2. RULES and REGULATIONS • Written preliminary round with 30 questions. • Questions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 are starred. • Starred questions shall be reserved to break ties, if any. • If a tie still persists between two teams, the team with the longest streak of correctly answered questions from question 1 will be chosen. • Top 8 teams will qualify to the finals. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017
  3. 3. Question 1 What has been blanked out? One word answer. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  4. 4. Answer Talaq 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  5. 5. Question 2 The X dog is a large working dog. They can be either black, brown, or white-and-black. They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of X (which is now part of Canada). They are known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm dispositions, and loyalty. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  6. 6. Answer Newfoundland 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  7. 7. Question 3 A ____ ____ is made with a piece of paper and tape. If an ant were to crawl along the length of this strip, it would return to its starting point having traversed the entire length of the strip (on both sides of the original paper) without ever crossing an edge. It is a surface with only one side and only one boundary. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface. Fill in the blanks. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  8. 8. Answer • Mobius Strip 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  9. 9. Question 4 “I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there,” wrote X in humble explanation of her masterpiece. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces”. Identify X. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  10. 10. Answer Pearl S. Buck 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  11. 11. Question 5 [*] According to a page on Facebook called Screen Rant, if the Christopher Nolan movie Inception was made in 2017, the totem would be a X instead of a spinning top. Put funda. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  12. 12. Answer Fidget Spinners 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Ananyo
  13. 13. Question 6 Members of a fanatical Muslim sect during the Crusades used to smoke hashish and then murder leaders on the opposing side. After years of mispronunciation, which English word originated? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  14. 14. Answer Assassin 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  15. 15. Question 7 X received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a “half” eponymous method. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for production of full scale fertilizers. On the other hand, he is also considered the "father of chemical warfare" for his years of pioneering work developing and weaponizing chlorine and other poisonous gases during World War I. Identify the scientist X. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  16. 16. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Fritz Haber Pratyoy
  17. 17. Question 8 Minimalist poster of which Bollywood movie? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  18. 18. Answer Peepli Live 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  19. 19. Question 9 This song came into being when a band member visited the son of his band mate, Julian. He wrote it to comfort Julian from the stress of his parents' separation. The song has achieved cult status and has remained relevant ever since. Identify the song. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Pratyoy
  20. 20. Answer Hey Jude 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  21. 21. Question 10 [*] On 31st August, Shardul Thakur made his debut for India against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. He had decent bowling figures of 7-0-26-1. However, he was criticized by many Indian fans on social media, some of whom asked him to give up something he doesn’t deserve. What was the reason for the furore? Tweets on the next slide. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  22. 22. Question 10 [*] (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Pratyoy
  23. 23. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Wear Jersey No. 10 Pratyoy
  24. 24. Question 11 This house was built in 45 days and according to architects, this could be set to lead a house-building revolution. It is a two-storey, 400-square metre home with walls as thick as eight-feet. What's so special about it? [Picture on the next slide] INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  25. 25. Question 11 (continued) INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  26. 26. Answer The world's first 3D-printed house 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  27. 27. Question 12 As a part of April Fool's prank, X added three new items to their collection which were “Fish & Chips”, “Sunday Roast” and “Chicken Tikka Masala”. Give me X, which made the introduction of these 3 items a hilarious act. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  28. 28. Answer Durex 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  29. 29. Question 13 Which artist was behind the bizarre but very sensual photoshoot for Playboy in 1973? Bigger picture on the next slide. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  30. 30. Question 13 (continued) INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  31. 31. Answer Salvador Dali 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  32. 32. Question 14 On 21 st June this year, Queen was travelling to Westminster for the State opening of Parliament. One observer decided to report the Queen to the police and hence made a complaint to the West Yorkshire Police. What was the complaint about? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Anik
  33. 33. Answer The Queen wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Anik
  34. 34. Question 15 [*] Published in the weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925, what exhaustive list is this? Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  35. 35. Answer Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  36. 36. Question 16 In 1952, Wehrner von Braun wrote a book called Project Mars which imagined that human colonists on Mars would be led by a person named X. Give me X. INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  37. 37. Answer Elon 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  38. 38. Question 17 At the end of a long day in November 1989, a European bureaucrat was due to appear at a televised press conference to announce a new set of rules. He hadn’t read the whole memo properly and when a journalist asked him "so when does this take effect?", he mumbled "as far as I know...right away.“ What unplanned event did this lead to? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  39. 39. Answer The fall of the Berlin Wall 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  40. 40. Question 18 The Chinese were technologically more advanced than Europe pretty much all throughout the time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance and they invented porcelain, which was something Kings and rich people sought to possess. So naturally a lot of people tried recreating it. This led to the invention and refining of the single most important material basically all modern science is based on. Which material? INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims]4th September, 2017 Baidik
  41. 41. Answer Glass 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Baidik
  42. 42. Question 19 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy set up India's first pharma company in Kolkata in 1901. It is a PSU which produces a range of products from Napthalene balls to antiseptics to Aluminium Sulphate. Which company is being referred to here? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  43. 43. Answer Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  44. 44. Question 20 [*] Though origins of the “octothorpe” are disputed, one commonly accepted version is that the derivation is a portmanteau of octo- (“eight”) and thorpe (“field, hamlet or small village”) since it resembled a village surrounded by 8 fields. Another myth says that the second half of the word came into being, because one of the proponents of the octothorpe was a fan of Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), an olympic athlete. What is octothorpe more commonly known as? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  45. 45. Answer # Hashtag 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  46. 46. Question 21 “Who Moved My Interest Rate?: Leading the _______ ____ __ _____ Through Five Turbulent Years”, published in February 2016, was authored by whom? Hint: Blanks are indicative. Give out the name of the organization the author worked for. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  47. 47. Answer Duvvuri Subbarao 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  48. 48. Question 22 This is the design of a pizza box patented by X, a firm known for innovation and design, in 2010. The innovation here is placing a series of holes in the lid of the container so that air can escape, helping avoid sogginess in the crust. It’s meant for letting employees take pizza from the cafeteria back to their desks. Identify X. [Pictures on the next slide.] 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  49. 49. Question 22 (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  50. 50. Answer Apple Inc. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Aditya
  51. 51. Question 23 This is the last page of writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz’s Captain America: Steve Roger #1 (May, 2016) where a certain ‘reversal’ of tremendous importance takes place – one that has changed the history of the character and how it has been looked at since its conception around the time of the second world war. It was also coincidentally topical politically and sparked worldwide debate and controversy. What happens/what does he say? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  52. 52. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Hail Hydra! (Steve’s entire life and history is rewritten by a cosmic entity to make it so that he was secretly a Hydra agent all along) Arunava
  53. 53. Question 24 For those who have read the book X, a chaiti (semi-classical song) by Hindustani classical legend Rasoolin Bai, that resonates through its chapters, might be of significance. Lisa Rath of ItuChaudhuri Design Studio (ICD) in Delhi have used details and snippets like these to bring the book to life in a digital space called the Re-Reader, one that the author Y likes to call the ‘Utmost Perennial’. It’s a new, fun way of introducing a book to people who haven’t read it. And another way of enjoying it for people who have. And it’ll be out there — everywhere — without an expiry date, potentially increasing its shelf-life in a unique way. Name this Booker prize longlisted book (X) and its author (Y). 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  54. 54. Answer The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Arunava
  55. 55. Question 25 [*] 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Who? What? You need to answer both the parts correctly to get the star. Arunava
  56. 56. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Scarlett Johansson modelling as Buster Keaton in the silent classic Sherlock Jr. Arunava
  57. 57. Question 26 In the late 13th century, Amir Khusro Dehlavi fused Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Indian traditions to create what we now know as X. Known as Sama in Central Asia and Turkey, in religious terms, X is the result of repeating a Qaul (‘an utterance of the prophet’). In India, X is primarily composed in Urdu and Punjabi languages. What is X? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  58. 58. Answer Qawwali 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  59. 59. Question 27 Given alongside is the poster to an upcoming Hindi film, Haseena Parkar, directed by Apoorva Lakhia and starring Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role. Initially titled, “Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai”, the movie is based on the life of its eponymous character. Who is Haseena’s more famous elder brother? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  60. 60. Answer Dawood Ibrahim 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  61. 61. Question 28 Ranked 22 on Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Moments in Sports History” is the speech given by this individual (picture on next slide) at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx on the 4th of July, 1939. The speech, known as “The luckiest man on the face of the earth”, was given as a farewell address to his fans, following his retirement at the age of 36 due to a particular reason --- a reason that caused his death two years later. Either identify this individual or give me the reason for his retirement. 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  62. 62. Question 28 (continued) 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  63. 63. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Lou Gehrig/ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease Balagopal
  64. 64. Question 29 The name of which Indian language originates from the West Turkic word for army or camp, a root word common to both its name and the English word horde? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  65. 65. Answer Urdu 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  66. 66. Question 30 [*] Given below are three possible origin stories for an American English slang that is widely used today. (a) Derived from a Scottish term for clothes, it was first used in Putnam’s Magazine in 1867 to mock how a woman was dressed. (b) Used in the 1880s/1890s, as an alternative to dandy, to mean an “extremely well-dressed man.” The best known example of the time being Evander Berry Wall, who was called the “King of the _____”. (c) Used by cowboys to derogatorily refer to city-dwellers, to mirror the general sentiment of “an Easterner in the West.” What is the word? 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] Balagopal
  67. 67. Answer 4th September, 2017 INQUIZITION 2017 [Prelims] DUDE Balagopal
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The prelims set for Inquizition 2017: The Annual Inter-college Freshers' Quiz by Enquiry, the Quiz Forum of Jadavpur University. Quizmasters were Balagopal Menon, Anik Dasgupta, Aditya Agarwal, Ananyo Brahma, Pratyoy Das, Arunava Banerjee, and Baidik Chandra. 38 teams sat for the prelims. The highest was 21 with 4 stars. The cutoff was 11.5 with 2 stars.

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