You have to submit the GForm
within 90 seconds after the last
question is closed. There will be
no rerun of questions.
This is an under 25 quiz.
22 questions in the quiz.
Each question carries 10 points.
No negatives. In case of multiple
parts to the question, points will
be divided equally unless
You have to type in your
answers in the GForm only.
Questions 4, 9, 13, 17, 21
They will be used to resolve ties.
Any unfair means would lead to
A camera icon on the top left
indicates that an image follows
the question slide.
An initial competition with its orange counterpart led X’s founder to
The original formulation contained lithium citrate, which was used in
various patent medicines at the times for improving moods.
Lithium being used in X has been proposed as a theory for why X has
its name. Though the founder never explained the name, he did
promote X as having effects on mood. Because it debuted at the time
of the stock market crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great
Depression, this was a selling point.
The number of ingredients used, the number of letters in its name,
the amount of it sold are some of the other theories why X is named
The famous manga series <redacted> talks about a mysterious
comic book that narrates the near future in an enthusiastic way with
childishly written texts punctuating the comic-book.
However, the fans noticed a very strange and scary coincidence,
when certain illustrations in that comic actually predicted an event
that happened in real life over a decade after its release.
In the mystery comic, a mercenary wearing a shirt with X written on
it looks at his watch and sees that it is 10:30 am. The mercenary is
depicted in the following panel dead after being pierced on a pole
from a considerable height, with a vicious-looking plane passing by
below him. All of this is eerily similar to what actually occurred.
Identify what was written on the mercenary’s shirt - X, or what real
life event does it relate to.
X is a hit comical Indian Bollywood movie with a metaphorical title. On the sole
basis of the literal meaning of the title one can easily misinterpret it to be a
movie related to cricket.
The plot of X is summed up as follow:
A father wants to place his gloomy 75-year-old son in an old age home. The
father believed that his son's pessimistic outlook might be a barrier to him
breaking a certain world record. The father offered his son two options: either
go to an old age home, from where he would bring him back in 16 years, or
finish some specific chores he had set up in the following six months.
The son selected the second choice, and the narrative continues.
After the father passed away, a recording of him was broadcast in which he
predicted that after another 43 years, a member of his family, his son, will
break the record.
Which film and world record is being talked about?
A series noted for its characteristic opening style and notable discontinuity
within the timeline of the show and its real life production, takes over the world
by storm with the recurrent celebration of X.
Intuitively thought of as a clever application of a literary device on X’s original
expression, it was first used as a commematory remark over Independence
Day celebrations. The series soon gained traction and the first real use of the
expression Y was seen a year later, although for a completely different reason,
for congratulations on the assuming of the office by the country’s first female
Prime Minister, rather than marking of X.
Y continued to be used in the internal production team sporadically but fell into
disuse until the revival of the series in the 20th century. Y soon became very
popular and was used frequently in a very famous sitcom, where the
protagonists are obsessed with the series. In recent times, X is considered a
world phenomenon with Y being the studio’s trademark.
Y - May the 4th be
(X is Star Wars Day)
Originally the number X was written in alphabets as the greek
and the hebrew language did not have symbols to represent
numbers. It was in its english translation that we saw the number
X in its present form.
Contrary to popular beliefs the mention of X has been seen as a
code or a riddle based on numerological reasons also called
word calculus/gematria/isopsephy suggesting protests towards
their evil emperor named “Nero Caesar” which when translated
to Hebrew and added to X.
Funnily a video by the youtube channel ‘Numberphile’ explaining
the history of X is exactly X seconds long depicting the common
and scary occurrence of X.
Amidst the sheer confusion and chaos during the historical confrontation,
development of a classified committee took place for the research of
novel methods to gain an upper hand.
The development took place at a location, after which it was named,
under the guidance of a science academic. The events of which, later
came to define the plot of many movies of the modern day and still
continues to be one of the most infamous events of the history.
The efforts of the committee culminated half a decade later during the
dry run, which was code named X. It is quite ironic as to how the event
was named, considering what it achieved against what its doctrine
preaches. The completion of X had achieved something that the mankind
had never achieved before, giving rise to a legendary phrase.
Following the evoking of an age old customs tax, one of the most popular brands of the
modern day world, threatened to go out of business. The tax law was invoked in view of the
rising losses of the association of indigenous companies selling the same product in the
In order to prevent their company from going bankrupt, they bootlegged their own
product and came up with another company named X. X mass-released their products at
a cheap price to bypass the customs tax so that the original company could prevent
themselves from losing excessive revenue in the tax.
The new line of products had a distinctive style among all their products having parallels
with the logo of the original company, which gave X its name. This distinctive style was
very similar to one of their biggest competitors at the time who was part of the alliance.
The style has been passed down throughout the generations and still continues to be one
of the trademarks of the rival company.
Following a gruelling contest among the companies involved, X fell into disuse. Recently
one of the products of X was auctioned for a whopping amount of about $100,000. The
original company rose to popularity and is known for endorsing the biggest sports clubs of
the modern time.
Identify X and the original company.
X - The One Line
Original company - Nike
(The rival company was
Adidas, which has 3 lines on
all its shoes as its
Just before the release of the final season of a popular fantasy
series, a youtube video reached millions of views, featuring the
main antagonists of the show. The video was a parody of a
famous rock song which is known for its riff. The song consists of
the repetition of a certain set of beats throughout the song, and
has become sort of an anthem in recent times.
The video drew parallels with the original lyrics of the song and
the world-building of the show. It showcased the feelings and
emotions from the antagonists’ POV. After an underwhelming
conclusion to the series, many comments mocked about the
parody having a better character development than the show
Identify the parody song and the antagonist group.
Since its inception, X has been responsible for the selection of 23 groups for a
specific purpose. Each of the selected groups are characterised by a unique
codename, subject to the conditions and aftermath of previous experiments of X.
Y was the pioneer among the selected groups, and was assigned to a task that
had been never achieved by mankind before, within a stipulated deadline of a
It was named taking its origins from Roman mythology, to signify the connection
between two realms and a recurrent number in human history, believed to have
mystic powers and bearer of good fortune. All the members of Y eventually
completed their missions with a certain pattern common between the naming of
a specific component, deriving its roots from Y.
The detailed events of the formation and working of Y was recently retold in a
series adaptation by a famous animation studio, of a previously released film and
novel in the 20th century. The protagonist of the series, is very well known, with
eidetic memory and quick wit being his strong suit in another TV show.
Identify the group Y.
Y - The Mercury 7
group selected by X
A few years back, in his famous TV show, Conan invited a famous martial
artist. After fooling around for some time,
Conan goes on to recreate a very special
move developed by a legendary martial
artist. Even though it may seem
counter-intuitive, the close proximity and
torque applied, makes the technique
several times more powerful than your
regular strike. A variation of the move was
shown in a 2-volume martial arts movie
directed by a world famous director. The technique is now used by
professionals as an exercise.
Identify the technique shown in the thumbnail.
Recently the company X partnered with a mobile game as part of
an April Fool’s joke. The collaboration was made based upon the
similarities between their mascots and for their common passive
X has been known for making prank videos and giving funny
notifications to remind users to practice more. In 2020, building
upon the new feature introduced in the previous year’s video,
showed the two mascots taking to the streets and pestering users
to quit procrastinating. While the mascot from the game helped X
in the making of the video using an aggressive approach it is
known for to persuade its users, X’s mascot would feature in the
popular game to provide a limited edition custom spell.
Identify X and the game.
One of the most prolific theories in the field of modern
mathematics found its origin while solving the mundane problems
of a certain city. The problem piqued the interest of a legendary
mathematician who lived in the vicinity of the city. The
mathematician was obsessed with the problem due to the lack of
a concrete structure/mathematical field which catered to such
Interestingly enough, it was concluded that the problem didn’t
have a solution, which subsequently led to the development of a
new field of mathematics. Sometime in the future, the Soviets
bombed two bridges in the city, which coincidentally made the
Identify the original problem and what field was developed out of
“One of the most important sites in <redacted> national history” - This
statement was quoted following one of the most elaborate hunt of a historical
missing persons case. The site is a very common place, used in daily life. The
site was found 5 centuries later, in the early 2010s, in the vicinity of the original
place of rest, as reported by contemporaries of the figure then.
The tale of the person X was narrated by one of the greatest writers of all time
in the form of a play with the same name. It depicts a tragedy, where X resorts
to killing of his kin for the temporary access to the throne, only to be killed
shortly afterwards in a battle that signalled the end of his dynasty and marked
the closing of an epoch.
The story of X was retold in various forms - a movie at the end of the 20th
century, a song in a children’s TV show and finally as a musical. Till date, X’s
killing of a couple of children is widely regarded as the biggest mystery of the
Identify the historical figure X.
X first began serialization back in 1997 and since then it has been
collected into over 90 volumes, and has been a critical and
commercial success worldwide.
When the live action series of X was confirmed for Netflix, fans
began to rally to see if they can push the streaming service in the
direction of hiring Y especially because a majority of characters
in X play a certain role for which Y is famous and due to recent
events he is not allowed to play this famous character in films.
Fans started to find similarities between Y and a character of X
with the title of <redacted> King which led to the petition to cast
Identify the famous Guinness World Record holding series X and
Y who you might have Heard about in the news recently.
China's claim to the region
shown, which stretches for
around 1200 miles, has sparked
hostilities with the neighbouring
Before it was known as the X
line, it went by a different name.
This name was altered when
China lost control of Taiwan and
the Communist Party permitted
the North Vietnamese
government to construct a
Once, during the Pandavas’ stay in vanaprastha, Arjuna encountered a strange composite being,
which was a combination of nine different animals. Arjuna was mesmerised but felt equally
frightened and unsettled to look at this complicated life form. He raised his bow deciding to shoot
at it but changed his decision upon the epiphany that it was Mahavishnu himself.
It is quite interesting how a being that is a composition of nine different species is considered to be
divine but not a monster, which is very much in contrast to its greek counterparts.
To quote from Iliad, the seven headed snake (Hydra) and the creature which is a composite of lion,
goat and snake (Chimera) are considered to be of immoral make. They were clearly monsters
meant to be destroyed. Thus as history unfolded, Bellerophon killing the Chimera and Hercules
slaying the Hydra are the ideal greek hero figurines, who bring order and make the world less
This is very much in contrast to the idea of the anonymous voice enlightening Arjuna about the
mind which has the ability handle differences, and thus not to harm the creature, but to submit to
it, because it, alike you, is divine. The two are very different worldviews.
Identify the Creature.
At the start of the 20th century, one of the board members of a well known national
alliance in America, set up his own food product and named it by combining the
two constituents of a chemical compound.
4 years later, the alliance ripped off the original product and came up with X. A fierce
rivalry followed for the rest of the century, which ended with the eventual victory of X
due to better advertising and industrial connections. In order to set the two apart,
the alliance revamped their design for X in the 1950s.
Even though any relation between the design and religious iconography was
denied by the designer’s son, his roots as a Catholic and his father’s as a Freemason
indicate otherwise. The characteristic design contains a certain number of rings
with an equal number of emblems etched below it, indicative of one of the most
wealthy and popular military orders, while the number suggestive of their
In recent times, X’s consumers are broadly classified into two groups - “Breakers”
and “Twisters”, and has grown to become the largest brand in its market.
Identify X and the “controversial” detail in its design.
X - Oreo
12 Cross pattée -
Emblem of the
The following random word triplets represent
the nomenclature of the system followed by
a company X. The name of the company is in
the form of a rhetorical question which is
self-descriptive as to why the nomenclature
system is structured that way.
The words assigned by the system involves
breaking of a large structure into numerous
smaller squares of predefined size. The
triplets uniquely identify each of these
squares which vastly simplifies a
well-established number based
Identify X and what the list of words
X - what3words
The given list shows the
3-word locations of the
“7 Wonders of the
World” as followed by
Originally a folk song, X is recited in modern days as a nursery rhyme. The
lyrics of the song were changed slightly so as to sever the links to its underlying
The original song had themes related to religious superiority and clashes with
monarchy. It follows the execution of a certain number of upper clergymen by
burning them on a pyre, due to their covert plan of assassinating the Queen.
The affliction in the rhyme is just an allusion to the unfaltering faith of the
clergymen in their religion, with the animals being the men themselves.
The Queen infamous for her atrocious acts was given the nickname of
The nickname is very popular in recent times due to its connection with a
paranormal practice, often played as a prank amongst school kids to boast
about one’s courage. The practice involves chanting an incantation a specific
number of times in presence of reflective surface to summon the spirit called
by the given nickname. It is also the name of a very popular cocktail.
Identify the nursery rhyme X.
The following image shows a
commemorative coin in celebration of a
famous author’s 75th death anniversary.
The author has been widely regarded to hold
position in science fiction as to Shakespeare
in literature, often calling him one of the
progenitors of the genre.
Following the release of the coin by the
government, the fans were furious since the
depiction of the items from the author’s
novels were wildly inaccurate.
Despite the suggestive name of the
machine, one of the main reasons for their
outrage was the fact that the coin had made
a mistake in one particular detail.
Identify the detail
The movie X is a story of a marriage and life gone wrong based
on one initial choice. Taking inspiration from a famous italian
poem the movie explores the themes of Treachery, Fraud, Greed,
Violence, Anger etc represented by Y in its own ways.
The poem itself explains the path taken by one individual through
Y where in each level he learns of the stories of the individual
people as well as how his sins match up to these levels. The
deeper he traveled the more he realised the complexity and
depth of the sin, and it’s longer lasting toll on humanity.
Originally envisioned to be a horror film the director eventually
wrote it as a heist film with elusive diagrams explaining the
complicated plot (image on next slide).
Identify X and Y.