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General Quiz Finals IFest 2019 by ISTE Institute of Technology, Nirma University

Finals of the general quiz conducted by Bharg Mankodi, Prakrut Chauhan, Rishabh Barodawal for IFEST ISTE-ITNU on 5th April, 2019

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General Quiz Finals IFest 2019 by ISTE Institute of Technology, Nirma University

  1. 1. General Quiz a quiz by Bharg Mankodi, Prakrut Chauhan, Rishabh Barodawala
  2. 2. Finals!
  3. 3. Round one! Magic Square. +5 for each correct +5 bonus if you get all correct 50 points at stake No negatives
  4. 4. Referred to as Task Force Blue, within JSOC. Also known as DEVGRU, NSWDG Founded by Pete Lau and Carl Lei in 2013 Invented by the Brunswick-Balke Collender Company. Official rules set by WPA, BCA. 1995 film about a serial killer who kills people on the basis of the deadly sins in the Bible. The first perfume launched by a famous French fashion house, aimed to celebrate Flapper culture. Farah Khan’s production company Known as Telefónica UK Limited; 2nd largest telecom operator in UK A baseball team comprises of this many players The most powerful members of a radical political elite convicted for implementing the harsh policies directed by CCP during the Cultural Revolution
  5. 5. Navy Team Seal 6 One Plus Eight Ball Pool Se7en Chanel No.5 Three’s Company O2 9 Gang of Four
  6. 6. Rules 1. means image on next slide 2. No negatives 3. Three questions 4. +5 for each, +5 bonus if you get all correct
  7. 7. Round two! Bounce-Pounce.
  8. 8. 1 The original logo for this band was designed in 1973. He fashioned two 'characters' in the logotype into lighting shapes, thus making the very recognizable design. This logo worked well on their international tours, except in Germany and had to make small changes. What band?
  9. 9. 2 Although born as Deenanth Hardikar, he decided to change his surname to better fit into world of music; and so he choose X, after their family deity in Ponda, Goa. His daughters have garnered even more love from music fans than he ever did. What surname/family?
  10. 10. Mangeshkar
  11. 11. 3 Novelist George Orwell in an essay threw his unconditional support behind Camp 'TIF', claiming that it allows for better control over the quantity. While, Camp 'MIF', or MIF-ers claim that the TIF method would scald the ingredient, and MIF gives sweeter results. What is this Oh-so British argument about? OR Simply expand TIF, MIF.
  12. 12. TIF-Tea in First MIF-Milk in First
  13. 13. 4 This "gesture" has been recorded as early as 1927, and Glenda Farrell used it in a 1937 screwball comedy, "Breakfast for Two." The trend became very popular in the 1990s, attributed by many to comedian Steve Martin, who often used them with exaggerated emphasis in his stand-up shows. Identify this gesture which was recently used by a prominent Indian and received a lot of attention of social media.
  14. 14. 5 Hydrangea macrophylla is a hardy flowering plant, native to Japan/Korea, but found in a lot of places with varied conditions, and hence display a variety of colors. Of interest are the pink and blue varieties. Go back to your high school science lectures and tell me, what physical/environment condition determines the colors of these varieties? Explain.
  15. 15. pH value of soil Acidity/Basicity of soil
  16. 16. 6 _ _ _____ was founded in 1995 and got its name by changing the spelling of a part of their name to its German equivalent. This was because most of their clients were European, while also doubling as a nod to the family name of its founers. What sector leading companies in India is this?
  17. 17. 7 The birthday of the Queen or the King is celebrated on a day other than their actual birthday in a few commonwealth countries. The date of the celebration today varies as adopted by each country and is generally set around the end of May or start of June. This double birthday tradition was started more than 250 years ago by King George II in 1748 who was born in November. Why is this tradition adopted?
  18. 18. 2nd birthday must be in agreeable weather
  19. 19. 8 The currently used ' rotational' meaning is independent of all of the earlier uses. This began in the 18th century as the name of a form of petition, in which the complainants signed their names in a circle, so as to disguise who had signed first. This was especially favoured by sailors - not surprisingly, as mutiny was then a hanging offence. What term?
  20. 20. Round-Robin
  21. 21. 9 This moniker for a former US president was given to him by his wife. She was making eggs for her kids and came up with the name. It referred to the fact that he had a way of avoiding scandal. Some people argue, that it makes a larger point about what behavior voters are willing to excuse. Who and what moniker?
  22. 22. Ronald Raegan, Teflon President
  23. 23. 10 Godel, X, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid is a book by mathematician Douglas Hofstadter. Through illustrations and analyses, the author wanted to explore how complexity arose from simple systems; how systems can acquire meaning despite being made up of meaningless entities; and ultimately how cognition arises from hidden neurological mechanisms. It explores the themes of symmetry and self-referentiality through the works of Kurt Godel, X and Johann S. Bach. Hofstadter coined the term, ‘strange-loops’ to represent self referentiality. ‘This statement is false’ is an example of a sentence with strange loops. What graphic artist’s (X) work did he use as a starting point?
  24. 24. M.C Escher
  25. 25. 11 X is a 2011 crime thriller starring Bruce Willis, Forest Whittaker amongst others. The movie involves intercepting a drug deal which goes haywire, leading to a confrontation at a diner, leaving no way for the characters to escape and save themselves. The title is a reference to a novel and a gun most prominently featured in Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.
  26. 26. Catch .44 Heller’s Catch 22 and the large bore Magnum .44
  27. 27. 12 X, some believed was one of the brothers of Jesus. He wrote the Epistle of X, which is placed in between Epistle of Paul and the Book of Revelations in the Bible. X also means Jew in German and Swedish and hence an advertisement for the song Y was considered to be anti-Semetic, which led to a change in their promotional campaign. Give X or Y.
  28. 28. Jude, Hey Jude by The Beatles
  29. 29. 13 Cambaytherium is an extinct plancetal mammals. They were the size of a pig and weighed around 25 kg. They are thought to be a common ancestor to the Perissodactyla. The five fingers/toe bones of the Cambaytherium evolved into what feature in Perissodactyla. Where did we find the fossils of this mammal?
  30. 30. Hooves in ungulates, Gujarat
  31. 31. 14 The Verace _____ (X) ______ (Y) Association or the VPN, is an organization supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Handicrafts & Industry of that country. In 1984, Antonio Pace decided to put in writing, the precise rules for the preparation of the ‘verace’ (original) X. It was supported by professionals involved in the industry, in and around the region that is referred to in the word Y. They believed that the fast food industry wrongfully used the word X, as the verace and the popular version differ greatly. What association is this that regulates and authorizes dairy farms, tomato farmers etc. OR simply ID X,Y
  32. 32. Verace Pizza Napoletana
  33. 33. 15 ______ ______ syndrome is a situation that startups reach when the company reaches a ‘comfortable’ zone, and the founders are often unwilling to move on or evolve. This leaves the company in a stagnant state. The syndrome gets its name from a running trope in an American animated series, that the climatic reveal being that the ‘villain’ is the landowner/proprietor. FITB
  34. 34. Scooby-Doo syndrome

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