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General Quiz v2Framed by:Gokul Panigrahi | Pune DC Quiz Club

23-Apr-141General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi

Lets StartInfinite Bounce24 Questions10 points per question, unless specified otherwise.

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Q1. Identify the country from its coat of arms23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi3

Hint: The bird on the left is as dead as a __?

Hint: Note the creature on the left, famous for not being there or anywhere else.

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A1MauritiusThe dodo is an extinct flightless bird which was native to this island. The species got exterminated within a century of human settlement.

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Q2. Identify the name of this fashion trend popular in Qingdao, China

Hint: It is a portmanteau word which combines what it covers and a kind of beachwear.

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A2Face+Bikini=Facekini. Purpose: Protection from tanning( which might get the wearer mistaken as one who is accustomed to physical labour=labourer/peasant/ lower class) Claimed side benefits: keeps away jellyfish,insects, sharks.

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Q3. What is the question?

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A3Where is ?Where's Waldo? is a sucessful media franchise created by British illustrator Martin Handford. The series debuted in 1987 with the release of Where's Waldo?. The book introduced readers to Waldo, a distinctively dressed man, as he sets off on "a world-wide hike". The book features 12 detailed 2-page illustrated spreads of the different locations. Somewhere amid the crowded scene is Waldo and readers are asked to scour the detailed illustrations to locate the lost traveler.

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Q4.The directors of the movie Matrix, the Wachowski brothers are no longer credited as such on their movies after date. Can you tell me why?

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A4They are now The Wachowskis, one of them went through a gender change operation.Lana Wachowski (born Laurence Wachowski; and Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski.

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Q5Identify this product launched in 1709 by an Italian expatriate Giovanni Maria Farina, named in honour of his new hometown. In a letter to his brother, he wrote that it reminded him of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi11

A5The original Eau de Cologne was a spirit-citrus perfumeLaunched in Cologne in 1709 by Giovanni. Eau de Cologne, or just "cologne", has now become a generic term.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi12

Q6Non exhaustive absurd connect:The capital of Latvia: RigaThe start point of the ship Pequod in Moby Dick: NantucketIrelands 4th largest city (after Dublin, Cork and Galway)Hint: XXYYX23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi13

A6.LimerickThere once was a man from NantucketWho kept all his cash in a bucket.But his daughter, named Nan,Ran away with a manAnd as for the bucket, Nantucket.There once was a lady from Riga who rode with a smile on a tiger. They came back from the ride with the lady inside and the smile on the face of the tiger.

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Q7Explain and connect the physical phenomenon of tidal locking to a Pink Floyd album.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi15

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Tidal locking (or captured rotation) occurs when the gravitational gradient makes one side of an astronomical body always face another, an effect known as synchronous rotation. For example, the same side of the Moon always faces the Earth. A tidally locked body takes just as long to rotate around its own axis as it does to revolve around its partner. This causes one hemisphere constantly to face the partner body.

Q8What is the 1830 novel Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton best remembered for? It is also the inspiration for the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (BLFC)

Hint: Purple prose, oft-used, cliched and parodied line.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi17

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrentsexcept at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi18

BLFC awards the best opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.A8

Q9One word connect for a Hollywood horror movie released in 2014 and a hardware company snapped up by Facebook in 2014.

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OculusOculus Virtual Reality

Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural drama psychological horror film directed by Mike Flanagan.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi20

Q10Explain the purpose of these robots developed starting around 2001 in Qatar; these have mostly replaced people in this job within the Arab gulf area.Some versions of these robots include features such as mannequin like face, sunglasses, hats, perfumes along with the capability to endure heat, dust and an uneven terrain.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi21

Camel racing robot jockeysEarlier camel racing in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Qatar often employed small, starving children who reportedly suffered from repeated systemic human rights abuses. In response to international condemnation of such abuses, the nations of Qatar and the UAE have banned the use of human jockeys in favor of robots.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi22

Q11A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THOSE WHO CAN RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

What initiative?23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi23

23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi24Spark the Rise is a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs with path-breaking ideas.

India has been on the verge of greatness for too long. It's time to change that. Its time to make the world sit up and take notice. To create disruptive solutions that transform lives. To lead in enterprise and innovation. To see "Made in India" mean best in the world.Its time. To Spark the Rise of India.

Q1223-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi25

XKCD simplified explanation for what?

HeartbleedSecurity bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library, which implements the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. It is a buffer over-read, (where software allows more data to be read than should be allowed).Discovered by Google and Codenomicon. Affects OpenSSL 1.0.1 -1.0.1fMany popular websites, servers, clients as well as net equipment affected. A fixed version of OpenSSL was released on April 7, 2014, at the same time as Heartbleed was publicly disclosed.

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Q13Identify this man considered to be the most prominent magician in India.He has vanished the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial and passenger trains among others.

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PC Sorcar Jr.

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Q14Id\explain the endurance sport

aka putem down, it is a remarkable sport in which you get more agony of defeat than thrill of victory. It seems to have been popular among coal miners in Yorkshire, England. The world record is five hours and thirty minutes.Anyone who has tried it will agree that falling off a mountain isn't all that bad.It is now a dying sport maybe due to a lack of brave contestants or complaining wives. The sport is said to involve very little native skill, simply an ability to "have your tool bitten and not care"

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Ferret legging is an endurance test or stunt in which ferrets are trapped in trousers worn by a participant.The sport may have originated during the time when only the relatively wealthy in England were allowed to keep animals used for hunting, forcing poachers to hide their illicit ferrets in their trousers. 23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi30

Q15How many districts and divisions does Maharashtra have?23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi31

Maharashtra is divided into 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.

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Q16Match the following (10 points for each correct match)

23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi33Court dimensionsSportA: 36:78 ft1. VolleyballB: 20:44 ft2. BasketballC: 9:18 m3. BadmintonD: 15:28 m4. Tennis

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Sport4. Tennis3. Badminton1. Volleyball2. Basketball

Q17Think Infrastructure, think ___Hope for the Poor23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi35

Identify and connect:

RBI has decided to grant in-principle approval to set up new banks in the country to two financial services companies .

IDFC Limited (Infrastructure Development Finance Company)Bandhan Financial Services Private Limited.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi36

Q18What event took place in the below conditions:38000 Feet-62 Celsius5+ hoursLow oxygen

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A 16 year old boy stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet and survived . He was resting in hospital on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific.The conditions at high altitudes can put stowaways in a virtual "hibernative" state, the FAA said.Someone could slip into unconsciousness so that the body cools and "the central nervous system is preserved," said CNN aviation expert Michael Kay. Also, he said, "there could be a situation where inside the bay is warmer than the external air temperature and you wouldn't get the instantaneous freezing of the skin."

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Q19Naming of what? 23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi39

Note: Ares is heavenly/celestial.39

The Greek God of war Ares has the Roman equivalent Mars.Mars has 2 satellites, named Deimus and Phobus.Side Trivia: In their books, Jonathan Swift and Voltaire had both assumed Mars had 2 moons before these were discovered.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi40

Q20Who owns Ranbaxy Laboratories now?23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi41

Sun Pharma23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi42

Q21Why is this dish named as such?

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Dabeli literally means "pressed" in Gujarati language.It is said to be invented by one Keshavji Gabha Chudasama alias Kesha Malam, resident of Mandvi, Kutch in the 1960s.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi44

Q22Which sporting event in India has a trophy named for a late Liquor Baron?23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi45

Indian Hockey League has the Ponty Chaddha Trophy for the player of the tournament

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Q23Id the art object present at Victoria and Albert Museum since 188023-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi47

Tipu's Tiger is an 18th-century automaton or mechanical toyThe tiger was created for Tipu and makes use of his personal emblem of the tiger and expresses his hatred of his enemy. The carved and painted wood casing represents a tiger savaging a near life-size European man. Mechanisms inside the tiger and man's bodies make one hand of the man move, emit a wailing sound from his mouth and grunts from the tiger. In addition a flap on the side of the tiger folds down to reveal the keyboard of a small pipe organ with 18 notes.

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Q24ID the art installation and/or artist.23-Apr-14General Quiz Gokul Panigrahi49

Anish Kapoor LeviathanCivilian honours 2003 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 2011 French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2012 Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour.2013 Knighthood

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