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INQUIZZITIVE'14 General Quiz Finals

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  • 2. ROUND 1 DRIES 1 +10/0
  • 3. 1. Older stores are usually very large blue buildings with yellow accents and few windows. They are often designed in a one-way layout, leading customers counter clockwise along what is called the long natural way" designed to encourage the customer to see the store in its entirety as opposed to a traditional retail store, which allows a customer to go directly to the section where the goods and services needed are displayed. Every store has a play area, named Smland . Parents drop off their children at a gate to the playground, and pick them up after they arrive at another entrance. Which retail store?
  • 4. Answer :
  • 5. 2. Codenamed TFC during development, the program was widely reviled among users as intrusive and annoying, and was criticized even within Microsoft. Microsoft's internal codename TFC even had a derogatory origin. Smithsonian Magazine called X "one of the worst software design blunders in the annals of computing". Time magazine included X in a 2010 article listing fifty worst inventions". What is X?
  • 6. Answer : Clippy aka Office Assistant
  • 7. 3. Pharmacy 81% Replica 5.40% Enhancers 2.30% Phishing 2.30% Degrees 1.30% Casino 1% Weight Loss 0.40% Other 6.30% According to information compiled by Commtouch Software Ltd., most common products advertised through X are:
  • 8. Answer : Email Spam
  • 9. 4. The facade is constructed of 2,874 ETFE-foil air panels that are kept inflated with dry air to a differential pressure of 3.5 Pa. The panels appear white from far away but when examined closely, there are little dots on the panels. When viewed from far away, the eye combines the dots and sees white. When viewed close up however, it is possible to see through the foil. The foil has a thickness of 0.2 mm. Each panel can be independently lit with white, red, or blue light. What are we taking about?
  • 10. Answer : The Luminous exterior of the Allianz Arena
  • 11. 5. The Sherlock Holmes Society in London is known to arrange tours to the scenes of the detective's adventures. Notable on the itinerary is what Alpine location near the town of Meiringen in Switzerland where an enactment of a fight is usually staged?
  • 12. Answer : The Reichenbach Falls, site of Holmes' final fight with Moriarty
  • 13. 6. Connect!
  • 14. Answer : Satyameva Jayate
  • 15. ROUND 2 DRIES 2 +15/-5
  • 16. 1. Connect
  • 17. Answer : Only four teams have won all three main UEFA club competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Europa League)
  • 18. 2. Connect
  • 19. Answer : Death of Princess Diana
  • 20. 3. X was a Pandyan king. He was the son and successor of Arikesari Maravarman. He asserted his superiority over the Cheras and Cholas in the city of Mangalapuram, the modern day Mangalore. He also started the hostilities with the Chalukyas of Badami and the Gangas. However the name X was in the news recently for a completely different reason. X means the one with a long hair. ID X
  • 21. Answer : Kochadaiyaan
  • 22. 4. Founded by Naveen Selvadurai X is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application, and the map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges". ID X
  • 23. Answer :
  • 24. 5. The term XY was coined by Ralph Vaerst, a successful Central California entrepreneur. Its first published use is credited to Don Hoefler, a friend of Vaerst's, who used the phrase as the title of a series of articles in the weekly trade newspaper Electronic News. The series, entitled XY in the USA", began in the paper's issue dated January 11, 1971. The term did not become widely known and used, however, until the early 1980s, at the time of the introduction of the IBM PC and numerous related hardware and software products to the consumer market.
  • 25. Answer : Silicon Valley
  • 26. 6. Praja members have taken up several activities across these DAYS. These include: 1. Help identify the corridors, Industrial Parks, big concentrated IT parks who could be the target for this event and its publicity. 2. Run campaigns on Praja website to gather inputs and feedback for BMTC. 3. Help identify the logistics that should be put in place to make the commuter's experience a good one. 4. Help with route maps for target corridors, help design posters and fliers. 5. Run publicity campaigns via email, SMS, personal pitch in their respective work places. 6. Bring in other publicity vehicles like radio, TV and newspapers. These activities/campaigns are to promote which specific day/event??
  • 27. Answer : Bus Day (4th day of every month)
  • 28. ROUND 3 LOGOS +5 for each right answer
  • 29. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  • 30. Answers: 1. Maybach 2. Lufthansa 3. Cisco 4. Gucci 5. Al Jazeera 6. AT&T 7. Saint Gobain 8. Tour de France
  • 31. ROUND 4 Destinys Child +15/-5
  • 32. Categories Movies Sports Tech Music Biz. ??? Round 5
  • 33. Seven Beauties The Piano Lost in Translation _______________ FITB and connect.
  • 34. Answer : Back Round 5 Only four women have ever been nominated for Best Director: Lina Wertmller for Seven Beauties (1976) Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation(2003) Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2009) The Hurt Locker
  • 35. Connect
  • 36. Answer : Back These players have represented multiple nations KP Boateng: Germany, Ghana Alfredo Di Stefano: Argentina, Spain, Colombia Neven Suboti: USA, Serbia Diego Costa: Brazil, Spain Round 5
  • 37. X was hacked on December 31, 2013. The hack is said to have revealed parts of approximately 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. X reportedly failed to fix an API security vulnerability that was publicly disclosed by Gibson Security, an Australian security firm on 27 August 2013. X issued a formal statement about the hack. Evan Spiegel, its founder whose number was apparently present in the hacked database, tweeted that the company was currently seeking legal help. In its response, X said that an updated version of its application would soon come out that could let users opt out of the "Find Friends" feature, that required their stored numbers so that other users could easily find them.
  • 38. Answer : Back Snapchat Round 5
  • 39. The __________ is a musical gathering. It is the continuation of an old musical tradition in Bangalore, where for a few years in the early eighties at Cubbon Park but is held now at Palace Grounds, musicians used to get together and perform free on Sunday evenings and still continue to do so. This spirit was revived during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Indian Independence - 1997 when musicians of all styles gathered together behind Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore to celebrate fifty years of freedom and independence as well as celebrate the freedom of expression through art and music.
  • 40. Answer : Back Freedom Jam Round 5
  • 41. Mohammad Chaman, a trader in Sadar Bazaar in Delhi was irritated with his customer during their first encounter (in May 2013). His customer had wanted 300 units of an item at a discounted price. From December 2013, the item has become a rage and Chaman sold as many as 3 lakh units. There is also a YouTube video detailing how to make this item. What is this item and who was the customer?
  • 42. Answer : Back The distinctive topis (caps) of the Aam Aadmi Party, which is a major symbol of the party. The person in question is Arvind Kejriwal, its leader. Round 5
  • 43. Jerusalem Florence Rome Constantinople Boston Connect!!
  • 44. Answer : BackAssassins Creed Round 5
  • 45. ROUND 5 All roads lead to Rome +15/-5
  • 46. 1. Minimalist poster for? Theme - +100/-50
  • 47. 2. Map of what? Theme - +80/-40
  • 48. According to Fast Company, "IBM's new Blue Crime Reduction Utilizing Statistical History (CRUSH) programs feels almost directly inspired by X. Similar to the "precogs," IBM's new system uses "predictive analytics," mining years and years of incident reports and law enforcement data to "forecast criminal 'hot spots.'" Police in Memphis have already had great success with the $11-billion "precrime" predicting tool: Since installing Blue CRUSH, the city has seen a 31% drop in serious crime." 3. Theme - 60
  • 49. Syldavia Nuevo Rico Khemed Borduria Bagghar Connect and put funda 4. Theme - +40/-20
  • 50. Airline pilot Teaching assistant Doctor Attorney 5. X (pictured here) is said to have impersonated the following professions. Also what did he inspire? Theme - +25/-12
  • 51. Connect! 6. Theme - +15/-7
  • 52. 7. ID the Logo Theme - +10/-5
  • 53. Answers: 1. Jaws 2. Map of Jurassic Park 3. Minority Report 4. Fictional settings in TinTin 5. Frank Abagnale inspired the movie Catch me if you Can 6. Actors who have portrayed Lincoln 7. Schindler logo Schindlers List Common Connect : Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg