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Conquiztador 2013 - Prelims-Answers

Dec 25, 2014

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This is the prelim-answers of the Bangalore round of Conquiztador 2013, the annual school quiz conducted by PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

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  • 5. Prelims The prelims consist of 30 questions. Questions 1, 4, 9, 16 and 25 are starred. Starred question will be used to break ties if need arises. Nakarathmaka Tantragalige Avakashavilla. The top 8 teams will make it to the final with a maximum of 2 teams from 1 institution. The decision of the Quizmaster will be final in all disputes and regards.
  • 6. 1*. Ad after which recent event ?
  • 7. 2. This is a clip from a movie named The Fifth Estate. Identify the actor and the character he is portraying. (Guy on the left)
  • 8. Benedict Cumberbatch Julian Assange
  • 9. 3. Like many of his countrymen he aspired to be a fast bowler. But in his own words, "I was not fast enough..... Some of my friends used to make fun that my run-up to the crease was faster than my deliveries." He took their advice and took to something else. Who?
  • 10. 4*. Fill in the Blank In wooden ships, old planks are replaced by new ones. if piece by piece, the entire ship is replaced, is it the same ship we knew originally? Also, what would happen if the original planks were gathered up after they werereplaced, and used to build a second ship. Which ship, if either, is the original ____________? This is an ancient paradox.
  • 11. 5. Identify the singer
  • 12. 6. According to the Stress Management Centre in the US, the country suffers a loss of approx. $800-900 million on this particular day, due to people avoiding business. Also, on the same day in Holland, accidents are fewer as people tend to be more careful. Which day?
  • 13. Friday the 13th
  • 14. 7. Which region ? The name of this region is said to be derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three lingas". According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as linga on three mountains namely, Kaleshwaram, Srisailam and Draksharama, which marked the boundaries of the Trilinga desa. The earliest reference to the present day name can is in the name of Malik Maqbool ________, who captured the region in 1323. The region has then been ruled the Satavahanas, Kakatiyas, Qutbshahis and Nizams?
  • 15. Telengana
  • 16. 8. X, the CEO of Y, took an online test and realized that he was red-green colorblind. According to The New Yorker, X had quoted _____ is the richest color for me, I can see all of it, during one of his interviews. Hence the prominence of _____ in Y. X and Y?
  • 17. X Mark Zuckerberg Y Facebook
  • 18. 9*. Paragram is defined as A type of verbal play of the alteration of a letter of a series of letters in a word. The above concept is used in which everyday use technology?
  • 19. T9 Predictive Texting
  • 20. 10. What does this map depict ?
  • 21. 11. The company ? X was established in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White to develop, in Rubin's words "smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences". Despite the past accomplishments of the founders and early employees, X operated secretly, revealing only that it was working on software for mobile phones.
  • 22. 12. Identify X Innovations by X, an organisation include a scavenging - free two-pit pour flush toilet, safe and hygienic on-site human waste disposal technology, a new concept of maintenance and construction of pay-&-use public toilets, popularly known as X Complexes with bath, laundry and urinal facilities being used by about ten million people every day.
  • 23. Sulabh International
  • 24. 13. Identify the Advertiser
  • 25. 14. 14 The above words were a part of an Amul ad, released to mark which occasion ?
  • 26. Sachin Tendulkar being nominated to the Rajya Sabha
  • 27. 15. Branches and Phone numbers of which store ?? J P Nagar : 080 2663 1007 Jayanagar 3rd Block : 080 2653 2007 BTM Layout : 080 2668 1007 Jayanagar 9th Block : 080 26781007
  • 28. 16*. He is currently writing a dining guide wherein he discusses maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He played Commander Sugata in the 1987 Super Sentai series, Hikari Sentai Maskman. What is his most famous avatar?
  • 29. General Lee from Takeshis Castle
  • 30. 17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Casual Vacancy The Cuckoos Calling All Novels by which famous author ?
  • 31. J K Rowling
  • 32. 18. I Am, starring Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala and others is a 2011 Indian anthology film directed by Onir was the first Indian movie to come up with this production strategy. Recently, a Kannada movie Lucia which was in contention for being nominated to the Oscars also made use of the same idea. Which innovative idea are we talking about ?
  • 33. Crowdfunding/ Audience Produced