Quizzone Finals - The Sci-Biz-Tech Quiz @ Convolution 2014

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Quizzone Finals - The Sci-Biz-Tech Quiz @ Convolution 2014, EE Dept., Jadavpur University

INFINITE BOUNCE - 1 • Clockwise • 12 Questions • +10 Flat scoring

1. • A thin-film transistor is a special kind of field-effect transistor made by depositing thin films of an active semiconductor layer as well as the dielectric layer and metallic contacts over a supporting (but nonconducting) substrate. A common substrate is glass. Where are these most commonly used?

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• Thin-film transistors (TFTs) are mainly used in LCD displays.

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3. • It was initially named „punkt‟ by Arthur Korn. When brought to the notice of the world it was described by Alfred Dinsdale as “a mosaic of selenium cells, a great number of small parts, thousands of little squares, and a succession of little areas of varying brilliance”. • What is being talked about here?

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Pixel

4. • Three-dimensional versions of X are known to as far back as at least 1862 (Pre-dating the widely accepted 2-D 1869 version). More recent examples include Courtines' Classification (1925), Wringley's Lamina System (1949), Giguère's Helix (1965) and Dufour's Tree (1996). Going one better, Stowe's Physicist's version (1989) has been described as being four-dimensional (having three spatial dimensions and one colour dimension). • What is being talked about here?

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5. • There is a story about an Indian temple in Kashi Vishwanath which contains a large room with three time-worn posts in it surrounded by 64 circular plates made of gold. Brahmin priests, acting out the command of an ancient prophecy, have been moving these disks, in accordance with the immutable rules of the Brahma, since that time. • What is being talked about here?

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Tower of Hanoi

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• Einstein electrocuting an elephant to show how dangerous A.C. can be.

7. • Despot Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko banned a certain activity of public acknowledgement, also used to show dissent, and went to the extent of having an one-limbed man arrested for supposedly indulging in it. • What activity? • What repercussion did this achieve in 2012 in the US, something he had to give a miss since he was banned from entering the States?

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• He banned clapping in public and for that he received the IgNobel award for Peace.

8. • Cameroon tops this „dangerous‟ list with a 36.7% according to McAfee, followed by the likes of China, Philippines and Samoa. • Japan, Ireland, Croatia, Luxembourg and Vanuatu are considered to be the safest. • What am I talking about?

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• Domain name safety. Cameroon‟s TLD (.cm) accounts for the most number of phishing sites.

9. • 12th April 1888 - the Paris newspaper "Ideotie Quotidienne" ("daily nonsense") posted a headline “Le Marchand de la Mort est Mort”. • What happened as a result?

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10. • In colloquial lingo, what can be defined as The defacing of universities, schools, libraries and other non-commercial spaces with advertisements, logos, or corporate slogans?

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• Brandalism

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UCB‟s Unhate Campaign

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THEME ROUND

RULES • • • • • • • • Written round. 8 Questions connected by a common theme. +5 for every correct answer. +40/-20 for the theme in 1st set. +30/-15 for the theme in 2nd set. +20/-10 for the theme in 3rd set. +10/-5 for the theme in 4th set. Teams have 1 chance per set to guess the theme.

1. • Albert Einstein kept a picture of X on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated; "When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of X, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time". • It is said that had the Nobel Prize existed in his time, he could have won as many as six. • Who is being talked about here?

2. • 10th century mathematician Halayudha gave a detailed description of this and drew a reference to Meru prastaara or „Staircase of Mount Meru‟ which is perhaps the only surviving description of the „arranged form‟ of the numbers. • In China it is named after Yang Hui, in Iran after Omar Khayyam and in Italy after Tartaglia. • The widely recognized name was popularized by De Moivre after he read a treatise on it being used to solve problems in probability theory. • What am I talking about?

END OF SET 1 • +40/-20

3. • Since college, Elon Musk's primary goal was to commercialize electric vehicles, starting with a premium sports car aimed at early adopters and then moving as rapidly as possible into more mainstream vehicles, including sedans and affordable compacts. • What did he co-found as a result of this?

4. • In 1903, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics along with Marie and Pierre Curie?

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5. • X is global brand developed by Unilever. It started as “Sunlight Flakes” in 1899 and is noted have pioneered female celebrity endorsements. • ID X.

6. His forecast for practical aviation was negative. In 1896 he refused an invitation to join the Aeronautical Society, writing that "I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of.” And in a 1902 newspaper interview he predicted that "No balloon and no aeroplane will ever be practically successful.“ Who is he?

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7. • Historically a part of Lancashire, X was formerly a farming area, but adopted the factory system following the Industrial Revolution. The principal industry in the area was engineering, although many were employed in the mining and textiles industries in the thriving areas of Clayton Vale and Bradford. • It takes its name from the old English for “new town on the -----” where ----- means “an area of open uncultivated land, typically on acid sandy soil, with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses.” • Give me a two word name for X.

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END OF SET 4 • +10/-5 • LAST CALL FOR THEMES

EXCHANGE YOUR SHEETS PLEASE…

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INFINITE BOUNCE - 2 • Anti-Clockwise • 12 Questions • +10 Flat Scoring

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• Peter Higgs. • The news that he had received the Nobel Prize for Physics.

2. • The enterprise was started by Mahashay Chuni Lal in Sialkot. In a few years it became quite famous and they were called “the pot chili people”. His son later shifted to Delhi and opened the shop there under the title Mahashian di hatti of Sialkot or the shop of the magnanimous. • How is this enterprise known to us?

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Ingredients 375g/12oz plain or sweet meal digestive biscuits, crushed 150g/5oz unsalted butter grated zest and juice of 8 large limes 570ml/1 pint double cream 1 x 397g/14oz can sweetened condensed milk crystallized lime zest, to decorate Preparation method Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the crushed biscuits. Lightly press into the base of a 23cm/9 inch deep loosed-bottomed fluted flan tin. Chill whilst preparing the filling. To prepare the filling: place the lime juice into a large bowl, add the cream and condensed milk. Whisk for 1-2 minutes. Add the lime zest and lightly stir. Pour onto the prepared biscuit base. Place onto a tray and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Decorate with crystallized lime zest and serve. • 3. The recipe shown on the left would probably have been on the menu of most cafeterias throughout the world had the „original decision‟ stuck. In fact it was discarded for the very reason that most people around the world hadn‟t heard of it and/or had no idea how it tasted. • What is this recipe for and what replaced it?

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4. • Padmashri M.S.Sathyu is well known for his film Garam Hawa which deals with the partition of India. Recently he came into the spotlight again after being cast in an iconic advertisement with a similar theme. • Who was the advertiser and what was the name of the character that he had portrayed?

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• 5. X is an electronic device that generates the same tones employed by a telephone operator's dialling console to switch long-distance calls. It emerged in the 1960s and '70s and allowed the users to make free calls. • ID this gadget. Who made the one shown in the picture which is kept at the Computer History Museum?

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• The Blue Box. • Steve Wozniak

6. • The aim of the „Stop The Cyborgs‟ movement is to stop a future in which privacy is impossible and where the iron cage of surveillance, calculation and control pervades every aspect of life. • What invention led to its founding?

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7. • Though records of this practice date long back to the 3rd century B.C. by Chinese and Babylonian traders, a certain Nicholas Barbon is credited to have started the modern version of this concept after the Great Fire of London had devoured more than 13000 houses in 1666. • What am I talking about?

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• Insurance 

8. • X died earlier this year after being in a coma for eight years • Such was the hatred for him that for many years, a household product was the subject of boycotts in many parts of the Middle East, with some groups asking people to shun it because it was supposedly named after him. • ID X and the product.

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9. • Because X occurs too fast for the pupil to close, much of the very bright light passes into the eye through the pupil, reflects off the fundus at the back of the eyeball and out through the pupil. The reflected light is recorded. The main cause is the ample amount of blood in the choroid which nourishes the back of the eye and is located behind the retina. • What is being described here? Also, what is X?

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10. • For people who get exasperated when their computer/laptop hangs (e.g. yours truly), more than often we perform, what is known in geek lingo as PLOKTA or PLOKTE. • What exactly is PLOKTA or PLOKTE?

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• Pressing Lots of Keys to Abort/Exit

11. • Some say it‟s either Ben Lomond or Pfeifferhorn from Utah‟s Wasatch Range; others claim that it is Peru‟s Artsoneraju or Italy‟s Monviso. All in all the true inspiration is a mystery. • What am I talking about?

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12. • How do the currency notes from Bermuda, Colombia, Israel, Cape Verde and Switzerland differ from the ones used in the rest of the world?

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Vertically Oriented Currency

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Long Visual Connect •20 Slides. •+50/-25 for Set 1. •+40/-20 for Set 2. •+30/-20 for Set 3. •+20/-10 for Set 4. •+10/-5 for Set 5.

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END OF SET 5 • +10/-5 • AND THE THEME IS…..

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