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Published on March 8, 2014

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General Quiz held at the electronics branch fest of HBTI kanpur on 8th March 2014

Quizzotocia General quiz @ Tech Era @ 2K14 Electronics Dept. HBTI Q.M. Pranjal Pande Date: 8th March 2014

• Theme of the quiz will be internet memes • Prelims contain 20 questions . • 6 teams will be selected for the next round . • Don’t troll the quizmaster. • Keep calm and and carry on.

And so we begin….

or not… it’s my quiz ..I’ll do as I can’t stop me.. Okay Okay now we start

Q1. • The meme typically consists of a picture of a Shiba Inu , often with text written in multicolored Comic Sans MS in the foreground. The text is deliberately written in broken English, following the format of "such x", "many x", "very x" and "so x". The word "wow" is also commonly used. • Name the meme

Doge WOW Much questions Wow such quizmaster Wow

Q2. Neil Armstrong's famous line “one giant step……” is followed by the statement “Good Luck Mr. Gorsky” . What is the story behind this?

Young Armstrong had heard his neighbor Mrs.Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "S**! You want *e*?! You'll get **x when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

Q.3 Which two Shakespearean characters are part of the NATO alphabets?

• Romeo and Juliet

Q4 . Ad by tourism department of which country?

Q5. • X-rin is a protein essential for photo receptor ribbon synapse formation in the eyes. Inspired by the lightening fast movements of “X", the protein was so named because it enables the "lightningfast" transmission of images from the eyes to the brain! Without Xrin, these visual signals would move up to three times slower. This protein is also integral to the way an eye tracks moving objects. • Give X

• Pikachu and Pikachurin

Q6 . • X is an Internet meme who first appeared in a YouTube video as a submission to a contest held by Justin Bieber who challenged fans to create a "Girlfriend" counterpart to his hit song "Boyfriend". The video, which satirized elements of the Bieber song that have been perceived as clingy, featured the woman staring at the camera with a fixed smile while singing about Facebook-stalking her boyfriend and other themes. ID the meme.

Overly attached Girlfriend

Q7. • What peculiar thing is traditionally practiced by the athlete riders in the tour de France to ward off superstition associated with the No.13 on the back of his jersey?

• Number is put upside down

Q 8. Give the Funda for this Google Doodle

• Google’s 11th anniversary

Q 9. Why was this guy in the news recently?

Oscars pizza delivery man Edgar Martirosyan

Q10 . What record did this selfie set?

Most retweeted photo ever

Q11 . Why are Sadhus allowed free travel on the Indian railways?

They are considered to be legally dead

Q.12 Honouring whom does Switzerland celebrate its science day on may 26?

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Q 13.The family’s presence in business began in the then Bombay in 1897 when Ardeshir X , after reading a newspaper article about rising citywide crime rates began developing and selling locks with the assistance of his brother Pirojsha. Name is famous Indian Brand.


Q .14 When Y said in 2008 that X “has no soul”, the president X returned fire with what was widely believed to be a misogynist joke. “At a minimum, a head of state should have a head,” he told reporters. Give X and Y

X Vladimir putin Y Hillary Clinton

Q 15. Identify this god who is always shown wearing shoes.

Surya bhagwan

Q 16. The word X is a shortening (modeled on gene) of the Ancient Greek word meaning "imitated thing” and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionaryprinciples in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples ofX given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches

Meme :P

Q17.What is the significance of the old Nokia SMS ringtone of 'bip bip bip beep beep bip bip bip'?

The ringtone was Morse code for the letters SMS

Q 18. In 1882, Mr. W L Lake a Canadian engineer saw elephants emerging out of dense forests with oil stains on their feet. So the story goes, that his shouts urging his men to drill the area for crude oil gave this Indian town its name. Which town?

Digboi for Dig boy…Dig!

Q19. Which company's CEO is said to have famously give the following statement " I have changed the face of mankind the most"?


Q 20. 1 yug=12000 years 1 sahastra =1000 1 yojan = 8 miles what do these figures help us find?

Distance from Earth to Sun Juga sahastra Yojan par bhaanu | Leelyo taahi madhur phal jaanu Juga X Sahastra X Yojan (in miles) = 12000X1000X8= 960,00000 miles Now 1 mile= 1.6km So 960,00000 miles= 960,00000X1.6 km = 1536,00000km.

Round 2 Consists of 12 questions first clockwise then anti-clockwise Pounce is open till the QM deems Fit. +20/0 on direct +20/-10 on pounce +20/0 on pass

Q1. Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donner X? this is an exhaustive list . Give me X and connect these.

Answer is…

Q2. In Japanese culture it is widely believed that X brings good luck to thousands of high school students who sit for their entrance examinations to gain an admission into Japan's top universities because co-incidentally X in Japanese translates to "You shall surely win" or "Be Victorious". Y (manufacturers of X) responded to this fortuitous linguistic association by producing for the Japanese market special types of X that carry additional examrelated symbols on their packaging. X and Y?

Answer is..

X Kitkat Y Nestle

Q3. According to a legend there were 18 forts on either side i.e, north and south of river Shivnath in the area of Southern Kaushal(Kosal). What was the implication of this?

Answer is …

This is how Chhattisgarh gets its name.

Q4. It has been speculated that sailors who often went above and below deck might have needed to keep one eye adjusted to the darkness below decks. The strong sunlight while above deck on an oceangoing vessel could require minutes of adaptation to the dim lighting below deck. With virtually no light sources below deck, sailors would have to rely heavily upon their eyes to adjust. In the critical moments of modifying the rigging, navigating, and especially during battle, those minutes were too precious. This is the reason behind a popular culture happening. What am I talking about ?

Answer is …

Eye patch

Q5. Back in the 1800s, cowboys used to wear their watches on chains and kept them in their waistcoats. To keep them from getting broken, X introduced this Y where they could keep their watch.

Answer is …

X Levis and Y  small pockets on the right hand side

Q6. A "surveyor's chain” is a measuring device, whose form will be familiar to students of civil engineering even today. It was first used in England in the late 17th century primarily to help landowners measure land. It has 100 metal links of equal length, each of 7.92 inches. The legacy of this chain is still preserved in a very different field. How?

Answer is …

22 yards of the cricket field

Q7. The probability of winning in the American version of the game X is approx. 2.6%, whereas in another version Y, the probability of "winning" becomes 16.67%. What is the game X, and which version (or variant) Y are we talking about?

Answer is …

Roulette and Russian Roulette

Q8. CONNECT (non exhaustive)

Answer is …


Q9. The Earlier name for this US operation was “Operation Iraqi Liberation” It was later renamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Why?

Answer is …


Q 10. What is being shown in the figure?

Answer is …

Photo showing that the London double deckers were not a tipping hazard

Q11. Connect

Answer is …

Bumps to guide blind people

Q12. Except for two items.. This is an exhaustive list . Connect Baseball Dangerous Creature inside your computer jungle Leonardo Da Vinci mystery nature

Answer is …

Windows 98 default wallpapers

Round 3 Pick your Prasad

Sports Hollywood Conspiracy theory mythology Etymology literature

Sports 1 Sports 2

Q1. Boogie Woogie , the kids dance show had a winner from the south zone in the year 1995. This guy is in a very different field nowadays but he still manages to showcase his talent ( i.e. IF he gets a chance) ID the guy

And the answer is


Q 2. The first ever cricket match under lights was played between Middlesex and which team?

And the answer is….

In the 50s vs. arsenal football club at Highbury!

Mythology 1 Mythology2

1. In the 3rd chapter of Kishkindha Kaanda of Valmiki Ramayana, Rama describes many attributes of X's personality. Summarized as follows: Ablest sentence maker. Knower of all Vedas and Scriptures. Scholar in nine schools of grammars. Possessing faultless speech and facial features. ID X

And the answer is….

Lord Hanuman

Mythology 2 In chronological order, Svarga (Heaven) in the Satya Yuga , Lanka in the Treta Yuga , and Dwarka (Krishna's capital) in the Dwapara Yuga. Name the celestial architect credited with the building of these.

And the answer is….


Hollywood 1 Hollywood 2

Hollywood 1

And the answer is…

All based on the novels of Stephen king

Hollywood 2 Q . Which film is being shot?

And the answer is….

Life of pi

Etymology1. Etymology2.

Q1. X (the bird) is named after X (the country) despite there being no Xs in X. The bird was first introduced to Europe via X trade routes (the people of X got them from the Americas). People started referring to them as "those X birds," since as far as they knew, that's where they came from. The name stuck. Give X

And the answer is ….


Q2. It's actually a contraction of "and per se and", meaning "and by itself means and".

‘AND’ answer is…

& Ampersand

Conspiracy 1 Conspiracy 2

Q1. open the page to a page that has fuelled the conspiracy theory that the illuminati runs the US Govt. Which page does it open?

And the answer is…. the site for the National Security Agency NSA

Q 2. 1. Open Notepad 2. Type : Q33N 3. Now, go to Format menu 4. Choose Font. 5. Now, change the size to '72' 6. Now, change the font to 'Wingdings‘ What is peculiar about this in terms of conspiracy theories?

And the answer is…

The flight number which hit the WTC in New York was Q33N Notepad knew about the bombing!!

Literature 1 Literature 2

Q1. While trying to overcome his procrastination of launching his writing career, X said, "If I see a white feather today, that is a sign that God is giving me that I have to write a new book." X found a white feather in the window of a shop, and began writing that day.

And the answer is…

Paulo Coelho

Q2. The book's primary inspiration is the true story of turn-of-the-century French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès, his surviving films and his collection of mechanical, wind-up figures called Automata. The book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal, the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books. Has been turned into a major movie . Name the book or the movie

And the answer is…

The invention of Hugo Cabret Hugo

Theme round 5 questions 10 marks each individually Write them on your papers and the marks for guessing the theme are shown on the slide

+60/-30 1.In the 1920s to 30s, X were worn by a variety of professional basketball players and became the envy of all aspiring basketball players. Soon after, X were being worn by athletes in the Olympics, and during World War II American soldiers began to wear them while in training. Give X

+40/-20 2. X was built by Ted Lawson, an engineer/inventor for United Robotronics, in an effort to assist handicapped children. The robot is taken home by Lawson so that it can mature within a family environment

+30/-15 3. X’s movie Y, if inflation is taken into account, is the second-highest grossing movie of Indian film history and most watched Bollywood movie of modern era in theatres. X’s real name is Ajay Singh _____. Give me his more popular name

+20/-10 4. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. Who coined these laws ?

+10/0 5. “____" starring X and his teenage son Y, picked up three gold spraypainted raspberry accolades: Y for worst actor, X for worst supporting actor and worst screen combo for the father-son stars. Name both X and Y

And the theme is…….

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