Monday, September 13, 2010

General Quiz 4 (GEN-4)

1. A few decades ago, the flags of the United Nations, of Great Britain, Nepal and India were raised in the order stated to mark a special occasion. Which one?

2. Which band founded in 1993 by Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho was initially called ‘Inearthed’? It takes its present name from a geographical feature which is notorious for the murders that happened near it on June 4, 1960.

3. Fill in the blanks:
    Gary Sobers - Malcolm Nash
    _________ - Tilak Raj

4. This animal derives its name from the Latin for ‘Terrible Lizard’. Which one?

5. He is an Italian and a hardcore fan of Tolkien and his works. This 24 year old has authored one of the most famous recent fantasy trilogies. The third part is due and the first one was recently made into a movie. Name the books and the author.

Answers go here (please open in a new window). Deadline - Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 2359 hrs.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Wordgames, IQ and Rebuses 3 (WIR-3)

1. Anagram this. E.g. Percussion = Supersonic
a. Nativism =
b. Canniest =

2. Insert the word that ends the first word and starts the second. E.g. con (TRACT) ion
a. as ( ) rally
b. sea ( ) lets

3. Homonyms. E.g. A closing : top wall of a room = Sealing : Ceiling
a. Ringing sound : Wood =
b. Dessert : day of resting =

4. Ditloids. E.g. 7 D in a W = 7 Days in a Week
a. 8 P in the SS =
b. 18 H on a GC =

5. Which English word retains its pronunciation even if its last four letters are removed?

Answers go here (please open in a new window). Deadline - Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 2359 hrs.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

IIT Bombay Cliches Quiz (NIC-3)

1. X is a song by popular rock band Y. It achieved cult status in the insti about 10 months ago. The frontman of band Y described the song : “It's about the hunger to be somebody”. About 5 years ago rapper Z did a cover of the song.
Identify X, Y and Z.

2. What is being talked about?
The quantity of water in step 1 plays important role in creating qualitative foam. Very small quantity will not produce enough foam while large quantity will produce soapy foam. If you desire different dosages of ______ and/or sugar, the exact quantity of water in step 1 should vary accordingly. _____ should always be put after stirring otherwise the foam loses all its stability.

3. What is being talked about?
An advantage of the free and open-source nature of X is that several derivatives (mods) have been released which add features to the original client.
Many users send patches to X which are included in future releases, but some features are rejected by the developer. Stated reasons for rejecting a patch are because they are coded poorly, or that the feature is frivolous, abusable or overly specialized, and does not belong in the main client. Examples include: upload bandwidth limiting (many users feel that upload bandwidth limiting is a form of cheating, while other users not using a full-duplex network connection can only achieve reasonable download speeds by limiting uploads), colorized chat, specialized operator functions (e.g. client/share checking).

4. Plot synopsis of a 1915 Charlie Chaplin movie, “A _____ ___”:
After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben (both obviously drunk) cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

5. The X is a global firm, founded by Bruce Henderson, a Harvard Biz School alumnus in 1963. It has 66 offices in 38 countries, and its current CEO is Hans-Paul B├╝rkner. X is generally ranked as one of the two most "prestigious“ firms in its field in the world.
Identify X.

Answers go here (please open in a new window). Deadline - Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 2359 hrs.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Entertainment Quiz 3 (ENT-3)

1. Which song is being described?
Written in the key of A minor and mainly in common time, the song opens with an arpeggiated, hybrid-picked guitar chord progression with a chromatic descending bassline A-G#-G-F#-F.
The sections build with more guitar layers, each complementary to the intro, with the drums entering at 4:18.
The extended guitar solo in the song's final section was played for the recording on a 1958 Fender Telecaster

2. On April 8, 1994 at 7:40 a.m., Gary Smith, an electrician who worked for Veca Electric, was installing a security system at a mansion outside Seattle. What did he find there?

3. In the video for which song will you see these as the first six captions?
- Music Monopoly?
- One Corporation Owns The 5 Major Video Channels in the U.S.
- Is That OK?
- Last Year The BIG 5 Record Labels Together Sold about $25 Billion Dollars Of Music.
- 90% Of Releases On Major Labels DO NOT make a profit.
- Britney Spears' Last Video Cost $1,000,000.

4. Fill in the blanks:
After Don Henley's band broke up in 1980, he was asked about the possibility of a reunion. He replied that the band would play together again when '______ _____________ ________'.

5. Identify the band whose song fills in the blank:
And on the radio
You hear ________
That solo's awful long
But it's a good refrain

Answers go here (please open in a new window). Deadline - Saturday, September 18th 2010 at 2359 hrs.
Next Quiz - IIT Bombay Cliches Quiz (Thursday)