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The Open General Quiz
IIT Bombay

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Rules

There are 25 questions in the quiz, each carrying 1 point. questions are starred and shall be used to resolve a tie. case a tie still persists, sudden death elimination from the first question will be used case a tie persists even after the above, the team with the higher average insti seniority goes through.

 Some

 In

 In

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Question 1 – Narcissism
 Which

is the Latin noun for “foster son/pupil” and is derived from the verb alere which means “to nourish”?

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Question 2 : Do you follow me?
 Which

page on Facebook has the most number of followers, ahead of YouTube, Eminem and Rihanna?

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***Question 3: the unknown animal
 Referred

to as the  Carcajou, Skunk bear, or Quick hatch, this animal is the largest land dwelling species of the weasel family. do we know it better?

 How

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Question 4 : Missytown
  It

results from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere, above 80 km (50 mi), from ionized nitrogen atoms regaining an electron, and oxygen and nitrogen atoms returning from an excited state to ground state. They are ionized or excited by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric particles being funnelled down and accelerated along the Earth's magnetic field lines; excitation energy is lost by the emission of a photon, or by collision with another atom or molecule: phenomenon, whose name came into prominence after a recent event?

 What

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Question 5: On kalidasa
 This

person’s father was a human cannon ball in an all Brahmin circus. One day he took ill and she had to take his place in the show. She devised some card tricks and developed her characteristic skills. She has also written the script for a movie called “Neha” about a little girl who discovers the magic of numbers.

 Who?

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Question 6 : Commence
 If

the Greek for ‘Study of Life’ is ‘Biology’, what is the Latin for ‘Study of Life’?

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****Question 007

This actor has starred in the most number of James Bond films. always maintained that he was totally lost in the world of technology, quite unlike his onscreen character.

He

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Question 8 – ad gone wrong
 Hong

Kong began a marketing campaign shown in the next page. What development led the Hong Kong tourist department to withdraw the campaign in 2006?

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Question 9 – don’t be shy
 Beijing has

brought out a book titled “Don’t be shy, just try”, targeted at 4 million of its 14 million inhabitants. What is this book all about?

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Question 10 – buddha smiles
 It

was founded by a Swedish mercenary in 1635, later taken over by the British and the site of a major battle during the Revolutionary War. Rumour has it is home to many occult beings and sects. airport is named the Archie Goodwin International Airport. city?

 The

 Which

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****Question 11- Slow and steady
 Which

patient soul has authored the following books?

Midterm Poll Survival dimensions of Indian Economy

 Beyond

 Emerging  Off

the Track, Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice before the Nation

 Challenge

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Question 12
 Where

did Swami Vivekananda spend three days at the end of 1892 (presumed to be 25, 26 and 27 December 1892) ?

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Question 13
Who comes next?
  Michael Scott 

Mike Markkule Gil Amelio 

  Michael Spindler 

 _____________

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Question 14
 Which

Indian town gets its name from the fact that it was founded when King Harikesari Pandian installed a Sivalinga fromVaranasi there?

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Question 15
 Your

Quizmasters independently discovered that this particular sub-stream of the American film industry has been responsible for almost all the technology innovations in distribution – first home video, then streaming video online, and most recently, downloadable movies that you can burn onto your own DVDs. Which sub-stream?

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Question 16 – Do you know Sumerian
 The

Sumerian name of a prominent trading partner of Sumer during the Middle Bronze Age scholars think it is the Harappan Civilization on the basis of the extensive evidence of trading contacts between Sumer and this region.

 Mostly,

***Question 17 - A meaningless question?
The phrase probably originated from the Mandingo name for a masked dancer that took part in religious ceremonies. Mungo Park's travel journal, Travels in the Interior of Africa (1795) describes ‘X' as a character, complete with "masquerade habit", that Mandinka males would dress up in order to resolve domestic disputes. In the 18th century it referred to a West African god.

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Question 18 - Screw yourself
Which company uses this tagline in advertising? SCREW YOURSELF Iconic retail company, if that helps.

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Question 19 – boo

Question 20 - What am I talking about?
 The

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life.

inspiration for this is the Hindu circle of

X

represented sins and led to a cycle of rebirths. were virtues and allowed the player to reach ‘moksha’. in the 13th century AD by Gyandev, a poet-saint.

Y

 Invented

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Question 21
 This

national park located in the state of Uttarakhand is known for its rare plants, floral species in particular. Along with the Nanda Devi National Park, it forms a biosphere reserve, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. place?

 Which

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****Question 22 - What's My Name
The

Lion of Judah is an important symbol to Rastafarians, for several reasons. lion appears on the Imperial Ethiopian flag, used in Haile Selassie I's Ethiopia.
On the other hand, canines are considered lowly in Jamaica.

The

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Question 23 - More than a man

A title of honour in India. It meant that the person was ‘more than a man’ in strength and / or intelligence. More precisely, a quarter more.

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Question 24
 Which

company was named by Forbes Magazine as the most innovative company for six consecutive years from 2000 – 2005?

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answers

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Question 1 – Narcissism
 Which

is the Latin noun for “foster son/pupil” and is derived from the verb alere which means “to nourish”?

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Answer
 Alumnus

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Question 2 : Do you follow me?
 Which

page on Facebook has the most number of followers, ahead of YouTube, Eminem and Rihanna?

Facebook’s own page

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Question 3: the unknown animal
 Referred

to as the  Carcajou, Skunk bear, or Quick hatch, this animal is the largest land dwelling species of the weasel family. do we know it better?

 How

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 Wolverine

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Question 4 : Missytown
  It

results from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere, above 80 km (50 mi), from ionized nitrogen atoms regaining an electron, and oxygen and nitrogen atoms returning from an excited state to ground state. They are ionized or excited by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric particles being funnelled down and accelerated along the Earth's magnetic field lines; excitation energy is lost by the emission of a photon, or by collision with another atom or molecule: phenomenon, whose name came into prominence after a recent event?

 What

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 Aurora

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Question 5: On kalidasa
 This

person’s father was a human cannon ball in an all Brahmin circus. One day he took ill and she had to take his place in the show. She devised some card tricks and developed her characteristic skills. She has also written the script for a movie called “Neha” about a little girl who discovers the magic of numbers.

 Who?

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 Shakuntala

Devi

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Question 6 : Commence
 If

the Greek for ‘Study of Life’ is ‘Biology’, what is the Latin for ‘Study of Life’?

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 Curriculum

Vitae

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Question 007
 This

actor has starred in the most number of James Bond films. always maintained that he was totally lost in the world of technology, quite unlike his onscreen character.

 He

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Answer
Q in 17 films (from 1963 to 1999) Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn

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Question 8 – ad gone wrong
 Hong

Kong began a marketing campaign shown in the next page. What development led the Hong Kong tourist department to withdraw the campaign in 2006?

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 SARS

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Question 9 – don’t be shy
 Beijing has

brought out a book in 2008 titled “Don’t be shy, just try”, targeted at 4 million of its 14 million inhabitants. What is this book all about?

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 To

encourage its residents to learn spoken English ahead of the Olympics

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Question 10 – buddha smiles
 It

was founded by a Swedish mercenary in 1635, later taken over by the British and the site of a major battle during the Revolutionary War. Rumour has it is home to many occult beings and sects. airport is named the Archie Goodwin International Airport. city?

 The

 Which

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 Gotham

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Question 11- Slow and steady
 Which

patient soul has authored the following books?
 Midterm  Beyond

Poll

Survival dimensions of Indian Economy

 Emerging  Off

the Track, Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice before the Nation

 Challenge

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 Pranab

Mukherjee

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Question 12
 Where

did Swami Vivekananda spend three days at the end of 1892 (presumed to be 25, 26 and 27 December 1892) ?

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 Kanniyakumari,

leading to he creation of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Question 13
Who comes next?
  Michael Scott 

Mike Markkule Gil Amelio 

  Michael Spindler 

 _____________

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answer
 Steve

Jobs , CEOs of Apple

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Question 14
 Which

Indian town gets its name from the fact that it was founded when King Harikesari Pandian installed a Sivalinga fromVaranasi there?

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 Sivakasi

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Question 15
 Your

Quizmasters independently discovered that this particular sub-stream of the American film industry has been responsible for almost all the technology innovations in distribution – first home video, then streaming video online, and most recently, downloadable movies that you can burn onto your own DVDs. Which sub-stream?

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 Pornography

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Question 16 – Do you know Sumerian
 The

Sumerian name of a prominent trading partner of Sumer during the Middle Bronze Age scholars think it is the Harappan Civilization on the basis of the extensive evidence of trading contacts between Sumer and this region.

 Mostly,

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Answer

Meluha

Question 17 - A meaningless question?
The phrase probably originated from the Mandingo name for a masked dancer that took part in religious ceremonies. Mungo Park's travel journal, Travels in the Interior of Africa (1795) describes ‘X' as a character, complete with "masquerade habit", that Mandinka males would dress up in order to resolve domestic disputes. In the 18th century it referred to a West African god.

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Answer

Mumbo- jumbo

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Question 18 - Screw yourself
Which company uses this tagline in advertising? SCREW YOURSELF Iconic retail company, if that helps.

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Answer
IKEA

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Question 19 – boo

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Answer
 Bogeyman

Question 20 - What am I talking about?
 The

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life.

inspiration for this is the Hindu circle of

X

represented sins and led to a cycle of rebirths. were virtues and allowed the player to reach ‘moksha’. in the 13th century AD by Gyandev, a poet-saint.

Y

 Invented

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Answer

Snakes and Ladders

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Question 21
 This

national park located in the state of Uttarakhand is known for its rare plants, floral species in particular. Along with the Nanda Devi National Park, it forms a biosphere reserve, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. place?

 Which

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 Valley

of Flowers

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Question 22 - What's My Name
 The

Lion of Judah is an important symbol to Rastafarians, for several reasons. lion appears on the Imperial Ethiopian flag, used in Haile Selassie I's Ethiopia. the other hand, canines are considered lowly in Jamaica. would I talk about this?

 The

 On

 Why

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Answer

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Question 23 - More than a man

A title of honour in India. It meant that the person was ‘more than a man’ in strength and / or intelligence. More precisely, a quarter more.

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Answer
Sawai

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Question 24
 Which

company was named by Forbes Magazine as the most innovative company for six consecutive years from 2000 – 2005?

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 ENRON!!!!!

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