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Prelims of a quiz conducted by ELAS ,BITS Pilani


  1. 1. Prelims•+1 for a correct answer, no negatives. •Phones to be turned OFF. •20 Questions, * marked tiebreakers •QMs Mayank,Sreekar,Nachiketa
  2. 2. Q1• With its origins in the case involving The State of Arizona and X ,the X warning summarized,states that his statements whilst in law enforcement custody can be used against him in a court trial.
  3. 3. Q2• This clergyman turn activist from the US is best remembered for his relentless pursuit of the abolishment of racism,as he is for his iconic speech,beginning with " I have a dream......". A recipient of the Nobel Peace prize amongst others,he was assassinated and his death every year is a national holiday in the US. Who?
  4. 4. Q3• Diving suit laced with fungus Exploding mollusc shells Bacterial poisons dissolved in coffee/tea Poisonous pens Exploding cigars Pen syringe The most famous items on a rather long list. What?
  5. 5. Q4• The Seven Years War was a world war that took place between 1756 and 1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. The Battle of Jumonville Glen, was the opening battle of the French and Indian War, [which kicked off the Seven Years War] fought on May 28, 1754 near what is present-day Uniontown in
  6. 6. Q5• The possibility of World War III was vastly discussed during the 1980s and the 1990s. With all of the unrest happening in the middle east over the last year or so, the possibility of a world war returns again. Out of the top 10 potential causes, 9 have been listed. Give the other one.
  7. 7. • X• Iran nukes Tel-Aviv• Bombing of Dome of the Rock• Syria invades or bombs Israel• North Korea Invades South Korea• Meteor Impact• Terrorists bomb Vatican City
  8. 8. Q6• What did Karl Marx refer to as the "Opium of the People" ?
  9. 9. Q7• What is the Russian word for "council"?
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  15. 15. Q14.• It covers 9,259 kilometres (5,753 miles), spanning a record seven time zones and taking eight days to complete the journey. What are we talking about?
  16. 16. Q15• The traditional food preparation method of maize, nixtamalization, by native New World cultivators who had domesticated corn required treatment of the grain with lime, an alkali. The lime treatment now has been shown to make niacin nutritionally available and reduce the chance of developing X. When maize cultivation was adopted worldwide, this preparation method was not accepted because the benefit was not understood. The
  17. 17. Q16.• "Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state." Who according to this Stanley Wolpert quote, did all three?
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  19. 19. Q18. *• This Latin adage is believed to have been inspired by Vegetiuss book on warfare and strategy that kept the Roman empire intact,around 500 AD. Also inspired a German arms manufacturer to name their trademark sidearm for Axis powers. Post WW II ,NATO adopted this cartridge to be their standard for all sidearms.
  20. 20. Q19. *• "Emesa" is a compound of "Ham-Es", with the Es representing an assemblage of the locally revered sun god in (El-Gabal) in ancient times. The name "Emesa" or "Hemesa" is also attributed to "Emesenoi", the name of the Arab tribe that ruled the area before its incorporation into the Roman Empire. When the name of the tribe became attached to the city is indiscernible, but is generally thought to have been used under the Romans.• "Emesa" was shortened to "X" or "____" by its Arab inhabitants, many of whom settled there prior to the Muslim conquest of Syria. This name has been preserved throughout the period of Islamic rule continuing to the present day. It was known as "la Chamelle" by the Crusaders, although they never ruled the city. A second possibility about the origin of the citys modern name is that it is an Arabic form of the citys Latin name "Emesus", derived from the Greek "Emesa" or "Emesos".