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The written prelims of the Induction Quiz for PGP 2014-16 batch of IIM Kashipur held on 7/7/2014. Quiz Master: Ashwin Murali

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  • The Induction Quiz for PGP 2014-16 batch Prelims By Ashwin Murali
  • Prelims 25 questions Write down the answers legibly In built tie-breakers in case of a tie Top 6 teams would make it to the finals
  • 1. ID the company which used this ad- campaign
  • 2. ID the blank The first of its kind was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998. Subsequent ______were designed by an outside contractor, until intern Dennis Hwang was asked to design something for Bastille Day in 2000. Hwang has been designing the _______ever since. What am I talking about??
  • 3. ID the magazine Started by DeWitt Wallace, while recovering from shrapnel wounds received in World War I. Wallace had the idea to gather a sampling of favorite articles on many subjects from various monthly magazines, sometimes condensing and rewriting them, and to combine them into one magazine. Since its inception, _____has maintained a conservative and anti-communist perspective on political and social issues.
  • 4. Identify X and the sport Y X recalls this incident to be the most significant moment of his life. X was once travelling in a train when a fellow passenger asked him about his profession. X replied, I play Y for a living. The other man replied, To earn a living out of Y, you must be X not knowing who X really was. This incident was also made into a very famous advertisement. Who is X?
  • 5. This is the Chateau de Cheverny in France. This served as the inspiration for a famous fictional building. Which one?
  • 6. X is a multinational company of Swedish origin founded by Ruben Rausing in 1951 as a subsidiary to kerlund & Rausing and built on an innovation (of the same name) by Erik Wallenberg. Currently X operates in 170 countries and has 22000 employees. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences called the X one of Swedens most successful inventions of all time. Gimme X-used in everyday life
  • 7. These are algorithms for what? Lars Petrus Sune algorithm Thistlethwaite's Algorithm Kociemba's Algorithm Korf's Algorithm
  • 8. Author?? Break with a Banshee Gadding with Ghouls Holidays with Hags Magical Me (autobiography) Marauding with Monsters The Travel Trilogy Travels with Trolls Voyages with Vampires Wanderings with Werewolves Who Am I? Dancing with the Wailing Widow Year with the Yeti
  • What is the name of the spot marked by batsmen before they take guard? This has given rise to a term commonly used in modern day cricket. What term? 9.
  • 10. One for you Tennis fans. Apart from Tennis, which is the only other sport allowed to be played on the Wimbledon Courts?
  • 11. Identify this pair from the 19th Century who became very famous or rather infamous in 2008.
  • 12. Albert Korda took a photograph of a certain person in 1960. Later Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist created a portrait based on this photograph in 1968. This portrait became very iconic in the 20th century and it was featured on everything from magazine covers to T- Shirts to bags to every other article carrying an image. This image was also voted as the image of the 20th century in an online poll. Who was the person who featured in this image?
  • 13. In 1999 SAAB purchased Celsius Group, parent group of X. In September 2000 United Defense purchased X Weapon Systems from SAAB (the heavy weapons business), while SAAB retained the missile interests. Xs most famous owner was Alfred Nobel who owned the company from 1894 until his death in December of 1896. He had the key role in reshaping the iron manufacturer to a modern Cannon manufacturer and Chemical industry.
  • 14. Who is the most powerful celebrity in the world with earnings of about USD 115 million, according to a Forbes list released last week?
  • 15. Identify this recently appointed CEO
  • 16. Which alcoholic beverage is derived from a word means water?
  • Whose epitaph reads thus : Never Born, Never Died. Only Visited this Planet Earth between Dec 11 1931 Jan 19 1990." 17.
  • 18. Photograph taken in 1869. ID.
  • 19.ID the Family.
  • 20. _____ is the visual acuity needed to discriminate two points separated by 1 arc minuteabout 1/16 of an inch at __ feet. This is because a _____ letter, E for example, has three limbs and two spaces in between them, giving 5 different detailed areas. The ability to resolve this therefore requires 1/5 of the letter's total arc, which in this case would be 1 minute. Fill in the blanks please.
  • 21. Name: Susan Astronomonov * Has a noticeably strange laugh which always appears to follow the same pattern of 3 to 5. * Claims to be the Monarch of Darkness. * Has an intelligence approximately equal to that of a nemesis. ID.
  • 22. This place is named so because of a lake situated there which is in the shape of an eye. Which famous place am I talking about?
  • 23. X became the Chief Minister of a State, just 8 months after X entered politics and launched a party. One of the main reasons for his victory was the historic Rath Yatra that he undertook. He was the first person to undertake a Rath Yatra in the country. In fact, X is credited with the introduction of Rath Yatra into Indian Politics. Identify X.
  • 24. What are these? (Question contributor: Arun Kandikonda) The Champawat X The Chowgarh X The Bachelor of Powalgarh The Kanda X The Pipal Pani X The Thak X The Mohan X
  • 25. What are these? Name the continent they are a part of. Kingdom of the North Kingdom of the Iron Islands Kingdom of Mountain and Vale Kingdom of the Rock Kingdom of the Storm Kings Kingdom of the Reach Dorne
  • Time for the Answers
  • 1. ID the company which used this ad- campaign
  • United Colors of Benetton
  • 2. ID the blank The first of its kind was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998. Subsequent ______were designed by an outside contractor, until intern Dennis Hwang was asked to design something for Bastille Day in 2000. Hwang has been designing the _______ever since. What am I talking about??
  • Google Doodle
  • 3. ID the magazine Started by DeWitt Wallace, while recovering from shrapnel wounds received in World War I. Wallace had the idea to gather a sampling of favorite articles on many subjects from various monthly magazines, sometimes condensing and rewriting them, and to combine them into one magazine. Since its inception, _____has maintained a conservative and anti-communist perspective on political and social issues.
  • Readers Digest
  • 4. Identify X and the sport Y X recalls this incident to be the most significant moment of his life. X was once travelling in a train when a fellow passenger asked him about his profession. X replied, I play Y for a living. The other man replied, To earn a living out of Y, you must be X not knowing who X really was. This incident was also made into a very famous advertisement. Who is X?
  • Viswanathan Anand; Chess
  • 5. This is the Chateau de Cheverny in France. This served as the inspiration for a famous fictional building. Which one?
  • Marlinspike Hall from Tintin Comics
  • 6. X is a multinational company of Swedish origin founded by Ruben Rausing in 1951 as a subsidiary to kerlund & Rausing and built on an innovation (of the same name) by Erik Wallenberg. Currently X operates in 170 countries and has 22000 employees. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences called the X one of Swedens most successful inventions of all time. Gimme X-used in everyday life
  • TetraPak
  • 7. These are algorithms for what? Lars Petrus Sune algorithm Thistlethwaite's Algorithm Kociemba's Algorithm Korf's Algorithm
  • Solving Rubiks Cube
  • 8. Author?? Break with a Banshee Gadding with Ghouls Holidays with Hags Magical Me (autobiography) Marauding with Monsters The Travel Trilogy Travels with Trolls Voyages with Vampires Wanderings with Werewolves Who Am I? Dancing with the Wailing Widow Year with the Yeti
  • Gilderoy Lockhart
  • What is the name of the spot marked by batsmen before they take guard? This has given rise to a term commonly used in modern day cricket. What term? 9.
  • The spot is called a Block hole. The term is Right in the Block hole used to describe a full length delivery.
  • 10. One for you Tennis fans. Apart from Tennis, which is the only other sport allowed to be played on the Wimbledon Courts?
  • Croquet
  • 11. Identify this pair from the 19th Century who became very famous or rather infamous in 2008.
  • Lehmann Brothers
  • 12. Albert Korda took a photograph of a certain person in 1960. Later Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist created a portrait based on this photograph in 1968. This portrait became very iconic in the 20th century and it was featured on everything from magazine covers to T- Shirts to bags to every other article carrying an image. This image was also voted as the image of the 20th century in an online poll. Who was the person who featured in this image?
  • Ernesto Che Guevara
  • 13. In 1999 SAAB purchased Celsius Group, parent group of X. In September 2000 United Defense purchased X Weapon Systems from SAAB (the heavy weapons business), while SAAB retained the missile interests. Xs most famous owner was Alfred Nobel who owned the company from 1894 until his death in December of 1896. He had the key role in reshaping the iron manufacturer to a modern Cannon manufacturer and Chemical industry.
  • Bofors
  • 14. Who is the most powerful celebrity in the world with earnings of about USD 115 million, according to a Forbes list released last week?
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • 15. Identify this recently appointed CEO
  • Vishal Sikka of Infosys
  • 16. Which alcoholic beverage is derived from a word means water?
  • Vodka; voda in Russian means water
  • Whose epitaph reads thus : Never Born, Never Died. Only Visited this Planet Earth between Dec 11 1931 Jan 19 1990." 17.
  • Osho
  • 18. Photograph taken in 1869. ID.
  • Ruins of the Somnath Temple
  • 19.ID the Family.
  • The Nehrus Motilal Nehru, Swaroop Rani and the young Jawaharlal
  • 20. _____ is the visual acuity needed to discriminate two points separated by 1 arc minuteabout 1/16 of an inch at __ feet. This is because a _____ letter, E for example, has three limbs and two spaces in between them, giving 5 different detailed areas. The ability to resolve this therefore requires 1/5 of the letter's total arc, which in this case would be 1 minute. Fill in the blanks please.
  • 20/20 Vision
  • 21. Name: Susan Astronomonov * Has a noticeably strange laugh which always appears to follow the same pattern of 3 to 5. * Claims to be the Monarch of Darkness. * Has an intelligence approximately equal to that of a nemesis. ID.
  • Mandark! Hahaha. HahaHahaha!
  • 22. This place is named so because of a lake situated there which is in the shape of an eye. Which famous place am I talking about?
  • Nainital
  • 23. X became the Chief Minister of a State, just 8 months after X entered politics and launched a party. One of the main reasons for his victory was the historic Rath Yatra that he undertook. He was the first person to undertake a Rath Yatra in the country. In fact, X is credited with the introduction of Rath Yatra into Indian Politics. Identify X.
  • N. T. Rama Rao
  • 24. What are these? The Champawat X The Chowgarh X The Bachelor of Powalgarh The Kanda X The Pipal Pani X The Thak X The Mohan X
  • Man Eaters of Kumaon
  • 25. What are these? Name the continent they are a part of. Kingdom of the North Kingdom of the Iron Islands Kingdom of Mountain and Vale Kingdom of the Rock Kingdom of the Storm Kings Kingdom of the Reach Dorne
  • The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros from the Game of Thrones
  • Wait for the results!!