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X-Quiz-It Grand Finale

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X-Quiz-It Grand Finale

  1. 1. Researched & Conducted by Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Format of the Quiz • Written Round.(5) • Mixed Bag.(13) • Mixed Bag II.(13) • Buzzinga.(7)
  3. 3. Please Remember….. • Bold words in the questions are distinct clues. Try to decipher the clues judiciously. • Look for the underlined words to answer. • The icons used in the question slide has certain meanings :---- Visual Video Audio
  4. 4. Round 1 Write Bros.
  5. 5. What’s in Offer….  Written Round  The answers are all connected to a particular theme  Part of a non-exhaustive list  Marks :-- + 10 marks : (for individual answer) + Marks for identifying the theme are mentioned in the slides
  6. 6. As requested by Jawaharlal Nehru to do something to boost up the morale of the jawans of Indian Army, the company/group held stage shows at border areas. "Though we often roughed it out, sleeping in tents and shivering in sub-zero temperatures, it was worth it," recollected actor Shammi, a part of that group. When East Pakistan was liberated and Bangladesh born in 1971, the group was the first to perform at Dhaka. Which group, sharing it’s name with an Indian heritage site, was this? 1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +20/-10
  7. 7. In the summer of 2002, a company named Ludicorp was founded. The company developed a massively multiplayer online role-playing game called ’Game Neverending’. The game ultimately didn’t see the light of the day, but a new product was conceived during the process which became a huge hit in the years to come. What is that new product which ultimately became a name to reckon with? 2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +15/-8
  8. 8. Where is this bridge (the most photographed one in the world), represented through nine distinct, and short, straight lines? 3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +10/-5
  9. 9. One of the companies endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar got embroiled in an ugly controversy in 2017. It was alleged that it had engaged with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Which company? 4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +5/-3
  10. 10. Since its foundation in 2000, it has endowed and supported a broad range of social, health, and education developments including the establishment of a scholarship at Cambridge University. In recognition of it’s effort, it has been presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2007. Identify. 5 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +2/-0
  11. 11. As requested by Jawaharlal Nehru to do something to boost up the morale of the jawans of Indian Army, the company/group held stage shows at border areas. "Though we often roughed it out, sleeping in tents and shivering in sub-zero temperatures, it was worth it," recollected actor Shammi, a part of that group. When East Pakistan was liberated and Bangladesh born in 1971, the group was the first to perform at Dhaka. Which group, sharing it’s name with an Indian heritage site, was this? 1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +20/-10
  12. 12. Ajanta Arts1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  13. 13. In the summer of 2002, a company named Ludicorp was founded. The company developed a massively multiplayer online role-playing game called ’Game Neverending’. The game ultimately didn’t see the light of the day, but a new product was conceived during the process which became a huge hit in the years to come. What is that new product which ultimately became a name to reckon with? 2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +15/-8
  14. 14. Flickr2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  15. 15. Where is this bridge (the most photographed one in the world), represented through nine distinct, and short, straight lines? 3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +10/-5
  16. 16. Logo of Cisco3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  17. 17. One of the companies endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar got embroiled in an ugly controversy in 2017. It was alleged that it had engaged with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Which company? 4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +5/-3
  18. 18. Kaspersky4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  19. 19. Since its foundation in 2000, it has endowed and supported a broad range of social, health, and education developments including the establishment of a scholarship at Cambridge University. In recognition of it’s effort, it has been presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2007. Identify. 5 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath +2/-0
  20. 20. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 5 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  21. 21. The THEME is ---- X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath Companies founded by Husband-Wife duo
  22. 22. Round 2 Mixed Bag
  23. 23. What’s in Offer….  13 Questions  Infinite Bounce + Pounce  Marks for each correct answer :-- + 10 marks : (Bounce) + 10 / - 05 : (Pounce)  Half Points available as and when specified by QM
  24. 24. Released during Oct’ 17, which word has been edited out from this Amul topical? * X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  25. 25. Messi* X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  26. 26. According to The Wall Street Journal, around 10-fold increase in the no. of Google searches for a particular type of images over the past few years are reported. Due to that, one out of three high-end phones in India is running out of memory-space. A cleaning app – Files Go, has recently been launched for this purpose. What is the issue? * X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  27. 27. Good Morning Messages* X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  28. 28. Enjoy the clip….Which iconic catchline will e uttered next by the character played by Paresh Rawal after sharing his business-dream with his brother? 1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  29. 29. _________1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  30. 30. Commissioned by the Lakshmi Insurance Company, the Lakshmi Building (vis) was inaugurated by Sarojini Naidu in 1938. Used to be the tallest building in Karachi before the partition, it was also known for its state-of-the art clock-tower, and its iron elevator. The founder of this (now-defunct) company was also known for his another biz-venture which came into bigtime news, for all the wrong reasons, in the recent times. a) Identify the owner. b) What is the other venture? 2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  31. 31. 2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  32. 32. a) Lala Lajpat Rai b) Punjab National Bank 2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  33. 33. The Miracle on the Han River refers to the period of rapid economic growth in a war-ravaged Asian country, during which it transformed from a developing one to a developed one. The development was accompanied by events such as the country's successful hosting of the Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Which ‘three star’ company having interests in shipbuilding, construction, insurance, advertising apart from it’s regular activity, is responsible for this miracle? 3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  34. 34. 3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  35. 35. Samsung3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  36. 36. From 1971 to 2006, 16 LPG cylinders were used. The cylinders had to be stocked on the rooftop which could have been very dangerous. But the more safer and eco-friendly option, CNG was chosen in 2006. Where? 4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  37. 37. Amar Jawan Jyoti4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  38. 38. 5 Along with noted pharma company Astra Zenaca, which world famous organisation has devised this game that has been used in different schools to teach the students about blood transfusion and other related matters? X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  39. 39. Nobel Prize Foundation5 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  40. 40. Popularly referred to as ‘The Queen of Country’, Reba McEntire is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Also an actor of repute, she will be the first woman to play this role which, before this, was always played by a man. Which role are we talking about ? 6 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  41. 41. Col Sanders6 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  42. 42. Kintsugi, an artform may have originated when a Japanese shogun sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China for repairs. When it was returned, repaired with ugly metal staples, it may have prompted the need for a more aesthetic means of repairment. Collectors became so enamored with this new art that some even deliberately smashed valuable pottery so it could be repaired back. What is/are being chiefly used for this art? 7 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  43. 43. 7 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  44. 44. Gold (But Silver & Platinum are also used) 7 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  45. 45. The King Abdul Aziz Beauty Contest is a hugely prestigious event in the Gulf. More than 30,000 participants took part in the 2018 edition. They were microchipped to compete and some even required blood testing. 12 of them were outright disqualified on a particular ground. Which popular 5-letter word is responsible for their ouster? 8 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  46. 46. Botox8 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  47. 47. As per a video released in Dec, 2016, someone passed his vision exam against a Snellen Chart consisting solely of letters O and H, with 20/20 in his eye and aced his pilot test. Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau, a former astronaut, gave him his new license after saying that his blood sugar was a bit elevated. Who is/was that ‘pilot’? 9 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  48. 48. ______9 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  49. 49. Ephesus Lighting manufactures LEDs for a specific range of places around USA and Canada. Beside the usual benefits of energy efficiency, these are also adding to the overall experience. Another reason of using these LEDs over the traditional metal lights being the ‘proper maintenance’ of the venues. Where this type of lighting scheme is being used nowadays? 10 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  50. 50. Ice Hockey Stadiums10 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  51. 51. In 1999, several visionary companies came together to form a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience, regardless of brand, using a new technology. The group adopted a hyphenated term for that technology which in 2005 has been included in the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Which technology is this? 11 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  52. 52. Wi-Fi11 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  53. 53. The Gujarati aptitude for navigation, seafaring and commerce was legendary. Keeping the tradition, a Gujarati merchant named Kanji Malam used to make regular voyages to the African coast to barter cotton and indigo for gold and ivory. What significant role did he play to change the history of India and nearby areas? 12 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  54. 54. He captained the ships of Vasco da Gama and brought him to India 12 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  55. 55. The 120-room Taj Mahal Palace of the erstwhile Begum of Bhopal has been converted into a heritage hotel. Who was the queen behind that Taj Mahal? 13 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  56. 56. Shah Jahan Begum13 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  57. 57. Round 3 Mixed Bag II
  58. 58. What’s in Offer….  13 Questions  Infinite Bounce + Pounce  Marks for each correct answer :-- + 10 marks : (Bounce) + 10 / - 05 : (Pounce)  Half Points available as and when specified by QM
  59. 59. * No consumption of meat, egg or gelatin in food; * No consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco etc & * No adultery or illicit sex. On paper, these are the basic principles of which organisation that was founded on the money earned after some ‘honest business-deals’ done by the founder around 70 years ago? * X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  60. 60. Dera Sacha Sauda* X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  61. 61. One of the ill-effects of WWI was the surge of the price of silver in the market. Due to the shortage of raw materials, the colonial authorities started to print Re 1 notes instead of minting coins. How did the authority ensure that the Re. 1 coin remain in the public memory? (Though, the minting of coins resumed few years later, the practise continued) 1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  62. 62. Image of the coin in the Re. 1 Note 1 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  63. 63. 2 Keen, a company known mainly for its sandals and shoes, has launched a new line of products in it’s upcycled Harvest Series. What are the basic ingredients used to make these unique-but-simple Backpacks, messenger bags, and wallets? X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  64. 64. Airbags2 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  65. 65. This copper or silver token, minted during the 18th century, was inscribed with the words ‘money taken’ (ДЕНГИ ВЗѦТЫ) on the obverse. For what purpose, money, according to the social status of the denizens, were taken in the first place? 3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  66. 66. Beard Tax3 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  67. 67. Sometime in 1985, X visited Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad to see a colleague. X then asked Dr. B Soma Raju about the highly priced stents. X suggested to produce an indigenous variety and promised his full support. Few years later, K-R Stent became reality courtesy some high-quality steel supplied by X. If R stands for Dr. Raju, whom does K stand for? 4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  68. 68. Kalam (X was Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam) 4 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  69. 69. 5 Apart from some other countries, Indian Railways has quite a few trains of this configuration which allow them to be driven from either end, whether having a locomotive at each end or not. The list includes Warangal – Hyderabad Passenger & Delhi - Moradabad Passenger. What part of their name suggest this mode of operation? X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  70. 70. Push-Pull5 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  71. 71. Identify the male singer of this theme song from the upcoming action film - The Belief of Kungfu. 6 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  72. 72. Jack Ma6 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  73. 73. Right after the end of WWII, there was quite a pent-up demand for new automobiles since auto manufacturers had shifted their efforts to manufacturing vehicles and equipment for the war effort. At this interesting point of time, this particular automobile company came up. Though it shut shop within 5 years, how it’s name stays in the public memory till today? 7 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  74. 74. Playboy7 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  75. 75. Anu Malik’s soulful compositions made ‘Diljale’, starring Ajay Devgan, Madhoo and Sonali Bendre, a musical-hit film of the ‘90s. T-Series released the album in its re-launch. Which music company, probably it’s only big-film release, issued the album in its original version? 8 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  76. 76. BigB8 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  77. 77. AMD came up with the K-Series of Processors to upstage the market leader Intel whose processors are considered to have some superhero like features. What does the letter K signify here? 9 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  78. 78. Kryptonite9 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  79. 79. 10 Of the approximately 50 patents that was granted to this genius, this one from 1930 was perhaps one of his greatest and arguably, the simplest. Who? X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  80. 80. Albert Einstein10 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  81. 81. On her very first day of the one-year junior editorship program at Vogue magazine, she was advised by the managing editor to quit and go back to her place. She followed the advice, left the job after only one day of work. She was then hired as a part-time receptionist, and then as an ‘Inquiring Camera Girl’ at the Washington Times-Herald. During that time, she even interviewed six-year-old Tricia, daughter of Richard Nixon. She also covered the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Whose professional career has been described? 11 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  82. 82. Jackie Kennedy11 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  83. 83. He used to work as a waiter in a local restaurant for a monthly salary of Rs. 10. One maverick gentleman once saw him and offered him another ‘job’ because of his soft-spoken nature and delicate features. After much deliberation, he agreed on Rs. 15 and as the saying goes…the rest is history. What job was he offered which ultimately made him famous? 12 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  84. 84. Anna Salunke was offered the role of Queen Taramati in ‘Raja Harishchandra’ 12 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  85. 85. This entertainment company is famous for producing only one popular song that all have heard of. Which song? 13 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  86. 86. _______13 X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  87. 87. Round 4 Buzzinga
  88. 88. What’s in Offer….  On the Buzzer Tribute to ‘X-QUIZ-IT’  Marks :-- + 15 marks : (Right) - 05 marks : (Wrong)
  89. 89. The software division that does all the fancy graphics, is called DirectX. So when the parent company ventured into something new to attract the young crowd in 2001, it wanted a ‘DirectX ____’ that was optimised for graphical performance. Which brand name thus originated? X X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  90. 90. XBoxX X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  91. 91. The original Baskerville logo in a customised red color, reflected the academic spirit of the company. But one of the problems with that one was - the tail, having a lot of equity for the brand, looked weaker in comparison to the alphabet. So, the new logo came up in 2015. Which company is this? Q X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  92. 92. QuoraQ X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  93. 93. After lot of negative press, it has been said that India’s biggest and oldest start-up of it’s type had shed it’s middle name more than a decade ago. Identify it from this postage stamp. U X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  94. 94. Unit Trust of IndiaU X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  95. 95. During WWII, this company’s product line expanded to more than three dozen major ordnance items, including these ones (vis). It also fixed 1% profit on those products and used the money to establish a fund for widows and orphans of war casualties. Which company? I X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  96. 96. IBMI X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  97. 97. Just a few years back, one of the iconic products, featuring the middle name of the person, got huge boost in sales because of a certain bolly-connection. Either identify the product or give me the middle name of the person. Z X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  98. 98. Zandu Balm / ZanduZ X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  99. 99. This film is, probably, the first one to be shot at this location situated at a heritage-city. Identify the location. I X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  100. 100. IIM AhmedabadI X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  101. 101. Part of the Patrika Group, X is present in four major cities - Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Raipur. It has been featured in the Limca Book of Records in 2012 for its 195-hours long, nonstop effort. Identify the ‘good-sounding’ X which is considered as one of the best in it’s segment since it’s launch in 2009. T X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  102. 102. TadkaI X-Quiz-it (Finale) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  103. 103. Questions by SomnathInquizzitive (Prelims) Convolution – 2018, JUEEI I According to IMDb, these are the projects produced by which South African-born ‘occasional actor’? 11
  104. 104. Elon Musk11 Questions by SomnathInquizzitive (Prelims) Convolution – 2018, JUEEI I

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