MASTERMINDZ

THE GENERAL QUIZ


Round 1

Kick Off
Rules:


•Direct questions to each teams.
•10 points for correct answer
•Question passes in case of a wrong answer
•5 points for answering a pass question
•Maximum time to answer – 15 seconds
(direct), 5 seconds (pass)
•Total 18 questions
•First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise, next
6 clockwise.


STARRING
Jessica Alba
Kathy Bates
Jessica Biel
Bradley Cooper
Eric Dane
Patrick Dempsey
Hector Elizondo
Jamie Foxx
Jennifer Garner
Topher Grace
Anne Hathaway
Ashton Kutcher
Queen Latifah
Taylor Lautner
George Lopez
Shirley MacLaine
Emma Roberts
Julia Roberts
Taylor Swift
ID The Movie
Valentine’s Day
This sitcom liberally borrows some of the
finest elements of two of the best sitcoms of
the last decade: Arrested
Development and The Office. But it applies
them to one of the greatest ensembles
currently on TV, created by Steven Levitan,
Christopher Lloyd . This sitcom has been
able to take ideas we’ve seen before, but
wrap them up in a way that feels fresh each
week. Identify the sitcom.

Modern Family
Started in 1928, as AT&T’s Western Electric
division , established a division for the specific
purpose of installing and servicing their
loudspeakers and electronic products for
motion picture use. Called “E.R.P.I.” (Electrical
Research Products, Inc.), it was purchased as
part of a consent decree in 1936 by a group of
E.R.P.I. executives, including George
Carrington and Mike Conrow. They changed
the name to “All Technical Service Company”.
How do we know this company today?



ALTAC LANCING
X was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to parents originally from the United
Kingdom. Around the age of 14-15, X worked as a dishwasher to be able to
afford a proper guitar. He quit the job after a year and started auditioning as a
guitarist while rehearsing his own band in his mother's rented basement in
North Vancouver. In 1976 , Shock and Sweeney Todd released If Wishes Were
Horses with the 15-year-old X as the singer.
X has had his photographs published in British Vogue, L'uomo Vogue, Harper's
Bazaar, Esquire among others. X is also currently Editor at Large and regular
photographer for Zoomer Magazine, a Canadian periodical focused on topics
relevant to the baby boomer generation. In 2002, X was invited, along with other
photographers from the Commonwealth, to photograph Queen Elizabeth
II during her Golden Jubilee; one of the photographs from this session was used
as a Canadian postage stamp in 2004 .
X supports the Hear the World initiative as a photographer in its aim to raise
global awareness for the topic of hearing and hearing loss. X was awarded
the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to
popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps
improve education for people around the world.

Id X.

BRYAN ADAMS
A project of a famous company X, codenamed Y, needed
an alternative to give to their own employees once Y
rolled out to the general public.
Turns out they bought the rights from the organization Z
shown in the pic.
Id X,Y,Z
American Farm Bureau (Z) sold the
rights to www.fb.com to Facebook(X).
Since facebook launched their
messaging service, codenamed
Project Titan(Y), every user would get
a @facebook.com email id.
So the employees of facebook were
made to switch to @fb.com for their
internal email ids.

X is an information technology and computer
networking products multinational company, founded in 1996. It is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The company designs and sells
high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. In
1995 Pradeep Sindhu, a principal scientist at Xerox's Palo Alto Research
Center, returned from vacation with the idea to start a company to supply
high-performance routers to support the quickly emerging Internet. Sindhu
started the company in February 1996 with $200,000 in seed money from
powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He hired two
other engineers, Bjorn Liencres from Sun Microsystems and Dennis Ferguson
from MCI.
As a startup, X received $6 Million in funding from AT&T in 1997. It garnered
financial support of over $40 million of Northern Telecom, 3Com, UUNET
Technologies, a subsidiary of WorldCom, the Siemens AG/Newbridge
Networks alliance; and Ericsson.
X went public on 25 June 1999. The company had one of the most successful
initial public offerings in history.
ID X

Juniper Networks
Which commonly used
word derives its origin
from two Greek words
‘oikou’ and ‘nomos’
which means the rule or
law of the household?
Economics
What is the name of the independently
developed short-range quick reaction,
tactical missile which was tested for the
first time in July, 2011?
It is a solid-fuelled surface to surface
guided short range tactical ballistic missile
developed by DRDO of India.
It plays the missile roles as required for
the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.

Prahaar
Which brand did JRD Tata launch in 1952 under
the special recommendation of the then Prime
Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru?
It was launched as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil
Mills (TOMCO). The name of the brand when
converted in French means Lakshmi, the
goddess of wealth.
Today the company is not a part of TATA and is
sold to HLL for 200 crore’s and then went on to
create Trent & Westside.

LAKME
X is a brand owned by Unilever and was launched in
France in 1983, inspired by another Unilever brand
Impulse.
It is sold in the United Kingdom and Ireland as LYNX
due to trademark issues.
Its products include Gravity, Apollo, Dark Temptation
and many more. From 1996 to 2002, Lynx took
inspiration from Calvin Klein using the same
consultant.
It created history by manufacturing a 8cm cylinder
called ___X____ bullet.
Its targeted to reach the youth population and is very
well established in the market.
Identify X.

AXE DEODRANT
Israel banned the imports of the X in their country.
The ministry of Israel says the X’s Wi-Fi system is
configured for the US and does not conform to
European standards.
After two months of the ban, they lifted the ban and
returned the confiscated X’s.
Then the Princeton University and The Yankees
Stadium in New York too banned X due to issues
with network and Wi-Fi.
Identify X.

Apple iPad
Name the two wheeler that got
associated with the movie ‘3 Idiots’.
Mahindra Flyte
FUNDA?
Munich Air Disaster which killed 8
Manchester United players. This
clock serves as the memorial to
victims of the plane crash.
This clock has remained in
the same position since it was
installed.
Which book holds the record
for being the book most
often stolen from public
libraries?
Guinness Book
of
World Records
Id the company.
Tata Consultancy Services
K Computer, the worlds fastest
supercomputer, is produced by X in
Kobe, Japan named after the Japanese
word, ‘Kei’ which stands for 10
quadrillion.
It has a performance of 8.162 FLOPS.
It is expected to become completely
operational in November 2012.
Identify X

Fujitsu
X was acquired by Sanjiv Mehta, a Mumbai born
entrepreneur who completed the process by buying
out the company in 2005 from 30 to 40 people who
owned the company.
He says “a huge feeling of redemption” after he
realises his company once generated half of the world
trade and employed a third of British workforce.
Mehta is now poised to open the first X store in
London’s upmarket Mayfair neighborhood in March.
“ I took a sabbatical from all other business and this
became the single purpose in my life” says Sanjiv
Mehta.



The East India Company

This is a 2005 book of fiction. The book has 13 chapters .
Each chapter's name is prefixed with a number, which are :
1000
2000
5000
10000
50000
100000
200000
500000
1000000
10000000
100000000
1000000000

Which book?

‘Q&A’ by Vikas Swarup

Later re-released as
‘Slumdog Millionaire’




Round 2

PICturesque
Rules:
•12 questions (images/videos)
•Direct questions
•6 anticlockwise and 6 clockwise
• 10 points for correct answer
•5 points for answering on pass
•Maximum time to answer –
15 seconds (direct), 5 seconds (pass)

NAME THE FOUR CHARACTERS


ERIC CARTMAN, KYLE
BROFLOVSKI, STAN MARSH
AND KENNY McCORMICK
ALL THESE ARE BRANDS OF X.
IDENTIFY THE COMPANY X

DIAGEO

JOHN F. KENNEDY
IDENTIFY THE NAME OF THIS MOON
• With over 400 active volcanoes, it is the most
geologically active object of the solar system.

IO, is the innermost
of the four moons
of the planet Jupiter.
IDENTIFY THE LOGO
VIRGIN GALACTIC, provide sub-orbital flights to the
paying public.
Id:



N. R. NARAYANA MURTHY, founder
of Infosys.
WHAT IS THIS?
Google Earth’s
recreation of
Ancient Rome
Old Logos Of?
SAMSUNG
ID the two.
LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
MASCOTS:
Wenlock and Mandeville
FUNDA?
Cartoon by Abu Abraham
on the signing of
Emergency ordinance by
the president Fakrhuddin
Ali Ahmed in 1975
ID
12 Jyotirlingams
ID
APPLE 1
ROUND 3
BOUNCER
Rules:
•Infinite Bounce round.
•20 points for correct answer
•Question passes in case of a wrong answer
•10 points for answering a pass question
•Maximum time to answer – 15 seconds (direct), 5
seconds (pass)
•Every question is addressed to the team
succeeding the team that answered the previous
question.
•Total 18 questions
•To start from leading team and move clockwise

1600 light projectors with a total
power requirement of three million
watts producing a total illumination
of 3000 lux have been used every
September since 2008, in a south-
east Asian nation. Name the event
for which the above have been used.
Singapore Grand Prix
Which popular car audio company when translated
in German means “blue point”?
It was a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH until
March 1
st
, 2011.
It was initially launched in 1923 in Berlin as “Ideal”.
The logo has a blue dot before the name of the
company.
Identify the name of the Company.


Blaupunkt
When the Indian forces drove away the Portuguese
from this colony, it became an independent country in
the eyes of international law. When the residents of
the colony requested the Government of India for
administrative help, Mr K.G. Badlani, an IAS officer
was sent as the administrator. In 1961, Mr. Badlani
was, for one day, designated as the Prime Minister of
the ‘country’ so that as the Head of State he could sign
an agreement with the Prime Minister of India,
Jawaharlal Nehru, and formally merge the country
with the Republic of India.

Identify this former Portuguese colony.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli



X is a global skin- and body-care brand that is
owned by the German company Beiersdorf. The
company was founded on March 28, 1882 by
pharmacist Carl Paul Beiersdorf. In 1900, the new
owner Oskar Troplowitz developed a water-in-
oil emulsion as a skin cream with Eucerit, the first
stable emulsion of its kind. This was the basis for
Eucerin and later, X. The name X comes from
the Latin word for 'snow-white'.
NIVEA
Throughout his presidency, he has
hosted the live talk show known as
‘Aló Presidente’ (‘Hello, President!’).
The show broadcasts in varying
formats each Sunday at 11:00 AM. The
show features him addressing topics
of the day, taking phone calls and live
questions from both the studio and
broadcast audience, and touring
locations where government social
welfare programs are active. Who?
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
The original concept was
developed by Jaakko Iisalo and
his mechanics is said to have
been inspired from a previous
game called Crush the Castle.
Identify this game that Salman
Rushdie claims to be a master
at.

Angry Birds
Telenor(Norway),
Batelco(Bahrain),
Sistema(Russia),Etisalat(UAE)...
Connect
Foreign telecom giants which
owned stakes in the telecom
companies involved in 2G scam.

It was a single country not long
ago. It has now split into 6
countries in 2 decades. Another
name of this peninsula now
used as a verb which means the
same. Id.
Yugoslavia, Balkan Peninsula
The only Nobel lauerate from
Pakistan, he got the 1979
Nobel for Physics. He left
Pakistan in 1974 in protest
when his Ahmeddiya sect was
declared unislamic by the Pak
Parliament. Who?
Abdus Salam
X is an entrepreneur best known for
founding several high profile online
ventures with Janus Friis.
He studied at the Uppsala University in
Sweden.
He co-founded the worlds most
downladed internet software in 2003, Y.
After the success of Y, he and Friss
launched their most notable success to
date, Skype-a telephony company based
on peer to peer principles.
Identify X & Y.
X-Niklas Zennstorm
Y-Kazaa (a peer to
peer file sharing
application)



Designed by Atkins Studio of Dubai, it is
being developed by Jaguar Buildcon. With
a height of 300 metres, the exterior of the
building will represent the mehendi
patterns. The building will be a 62 floors
mixed use tower that will house a hotel,
office and retail space. Two wings of the
building are clasped together like hands
greeting. What is being described?

NAMASTE TOWERS

Being built at Lower Parel (Mumbai), it
is expected to be completed in 2014
and will be the tallest building in India.
X was a major South Korean chaebol (Conglomerate).
It was founded on 22 March, 1967 and was
dismantled by the Korean Government in 1999. It was
the 2
nd
largest conglomerate in Korea after Hyundai
Group, followed by LG Group and Samsung Group.
The name of the company means Great Universe.
Some of its divisions include textiles, heavy industries,
precision industries and electronics.
Identify X.


DAEWOO
X was a German athlete, notable for winning Silver at the 1936 Summer
Olympics in Berlin and for giving advice to his competitor, Y who went on
to win the gold medal for the broad jump (now referred to as the long
jump) as a result of his advice. This was one of the four gold medals
which Y won at the 1936 Olympics.

In 1942 as X prepared to go to war for Germany, he wrote a letter to Y:
“My heart is telling me that this is perhaps the last letter of my life. If
that is so, I beg one thing from you. When the war is over, please go to
Germany, find my son and tell him about his father. Tell him about the
times when war did not separate us and tell him that things can be
different between men in the world.
“Your brother, X”

X died during the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. Y fulfilled X’s wishes
and found ‘his brother’s son; in Germany.

Who were these two friends X and Y?
X – Luz Long

Y- Jesse Owens
Mehran Karimi Nasseri (born 1942), also
known as Sir, Alfred Mehran,

is
an Iranian refugee who lived in the
departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles
de Gaulle Airport from 8 August 1988 until
July 2006, when he was hospitalized for an
unspecified ailment. His autobiography has
been published as a book and is the basis
for a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
Name the movie.
The Terminal
CONNECT




ORKUT

The Head of State nominates six members
and the Parliament nominates the other
six. The requirement is that six must be
theologians while the others must be
jurists. This body has veto powers over
parliament decisions. Identify this
unelected body and the country where it
wields power.
Council of Guardians/Guardian Council

of Iran.


By what nickname was William
Mark Felt Sr, former Dy. Director
of FBI, the Post's anonymous
source in the Watergate scandel
known for 30 years from 1974 to
2005.
Deep Throat
Which publication advertised
itself with the following lines
that reads “ Software for the
most advanced micro-
processors on this planet? “
Identify which publication are
we talking about?



The Economic Times
ROUND 5

LONG CONNECT
Rules:
•Long connect round
•Guess the theme
•Negative marking for
wrong answer
•Varied scoring pattern
+150/-125
+125/-100
+100/-75
+75/-50
+50/-25
+20/-10
+10/-5
And The theme is:
Airports Of India
ROUND 5
FREE KICK
Rules:

•12 topics
•First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise
• 30 for correct answer
•-15 for wrong or no answer
•No passing
Literature Sports History


Geography Mythology & Religion India


Movies Music IT


BIZ Life Sciences Cricket
Finish
Literature
Fredrick Forsyth wrote this novel about an
attempt on X's life based on a real incident,
the rest of the book being pure fiction. The
assasin Y in the story shares his
name(nickname) with an actual contract
killer of Venezualan origin currently serving
life in french prison for killing 2 french
agents.
Back
X-Charles de Gaulle &
Y-Jackal (The killer was Carlos
the jackal)

Book-The Day of the jackal
sports
In the Tour de France the rider who finishes last, rather
than dropping out along the way, is accorded a distinction.
Riders may compete to come last rather than just near the
back. Often the rider who comes last is remembered, while
those a few places ahead are forgotten.
The revenue the last rider will generate from later
appearance fees can be greater than had he finished
second to last, although this was more true when riders still
made much of their income from post-Tour criteria. The
phrase referring to the competitor in last place in Tour de
France comes from the French words for the object hung
on the caboose of a railway train, which conductors would
look for in order to make sure none of the couplings had
become disconnected. Give the phrase.










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Lanterne Rouge Or The Red Lantern
History
This place is one of India’s largest
wholesale markets. Built in 17th century
by Shah Jahan and designed by his
daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once
divided by canals to reflect moonlight.
Identify the place.











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Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Geography
The British say the inhabitants are British
by choice, Argentina claims the territory
on the basis of geographical proximity.
Name this mineral rich territory. There is
a version which claims Diego Maradonna
dedicated his Hand of God in memory of '
our boys fighting for' this land











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Falklands
Mythology &Religion
According to ancient tale , there was a Muslim shepherd
named Buta Malik who was given a sack of coal by a
sadhu. Upon reaching home, he discovered that the sack
,in fact, contained gold. Overjoyed and overcome ,Buta
Malik rushed back to look for the sadhu and thank
him,but on the spot of their meeting discovered a cave
and eventually this became a place of workship for all the
believers .To date, a percentage of donations given by
pilgrims are given to Malik’s descendents and remaining to
the trust which manages the shrine.

Name this famous shrine











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Amarnath Cave Shrine ,Kashmir
India
India was the first Asian
country to get a loan from
the WORLD BANK on the
18
th
of august, 1949.
What was the purpose of
this loan?










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Reconstruction &
Development of the
INDIAN RAILWAYS
Movies
X is a film which Hrishikesh Mukherjee
made to get out of a bout of depression
caused by his 1977 flop Alaap. It was also
remade in Tamil in 1981
starring Rajinikanth, in Kannada in
1990 starring Shivrajkumar and in
Malayalam in 1995 starring Jagadeesh.
The name has become a consistently
successful Hindi movie franchise in the
2000s with three releases so far. Id X.











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Golmaal
Music
X was born on December 2, 1981, the second child of Lynne Irene and James
Parnell. She is of English heritage through her maternal grandmother, who was born
in London, and of distant Maltese descent. At age three, she started to attend dance
lessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. During her childhood, she also
attended gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions and
children's talent shows . X made her local stage debut at age five, singing "What Child
Is This?" at her kindergarten graduation. She said about her ambition as a child, "I
was in my own world, [...] I found out what I'm supposed to do at an early age". At
age eight, X and her mother Lynne travelled to Atlanta for an audition in the 1990s
revival of The Mickey Mouse Club. Casting director Matt Casella rejected her for being
too young to join the series at the time. X also appeared as a contestant on the
popular television show Star Search, as well as being cast in a number of
commercials. In December 1992, she was finally cast in The Mickey Mouse Club, but
returned to Kentwood after the show was cancelled. She signed with Jive Records in
1997. X was Yahoo’s most popular search term between 2005 and 2008. X was
named as Most Searched Person in the Guinness World Records book edition 2007
and 2009. In Nov 2009, X released an application for iPhone and iPod Touch titled
"It's X!".

ID X












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Britney Spears
IT

IT major X recently entered into a pact with Japan's Y to set up a
joint venture in Japan.
The new firm will focus on the Japanese market and provide a
range of service for IT, business process outsourcing (BPO) and
infrastructure services to Japanese corporations.
"Japan is a very important market for X. The new (venture) will
provide strong local market knowhow, deep domain knowledge as
well as bring in global technology best practices to help Japanese
corporations effectively respond to their global IT needs," chief
executive and managing director of X said. According to X, it will
own up to 60 percent in the new stake Y will hold 40% stake.

ID X and Y











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X- Tata Consultancy Services
Y- Mitsubishi




BIZ
Which is the famous multinational corporation located in
Kyoto, Japan whose name when translated from Japanese
to English roughly gives the phrase “leave luck to
heaven”?
This company was founded on the 23
rd
of September,
1889 as a producer of handmade playing cards.
By 1963, the company had tried several small niche
businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.
It is Japan’s third most valuable listed company, with a
market value of over US$85 billion.
Which is this famous company ?











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Nintendo founded by Nintendo Koppai
Life Sciences
The evidence of this disease was found in the spines of
Egyptian mummies thousands of years old. The disease
was common both in ancient Greece and imperial
Rome. This disease caused organism was first isolated in
1882 by a German physician named Robert Koch who
received the Nobel prize for this discovery. A new
technology light emitting-diode fluorescence
microscopy is used to diagnose this disease. A special
type of test called PCR(polymerase chain reaction)
detects the genetic material of the disease caused
organism. Some 1.8 billion people-a third of world
population are infected with this disease and 2-3 million
die each year. Identify the disease.











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Tuberculosis
Cricket

He was said to be the best all-rounder of his day. He made his
first-class debut for Sussex in 1845 aged 18, weighing only 7 stone
(45kg). Initially a fast round-arm bowler, his pace slowed in later
years. While bowling fast, he took on average nearly 10 wickets in
every game. In 1850, playing for the South against the North at
Lord's, he took all 10 wickets in the second innings, all clean
bowled (still the only instance of all ten wickets being taken
"bowled“ in any first-class match). In all, he took 1,109 first-class
wickets with a bowling average of 10.32. He was also a fine
batsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12, an
average which was very good for the time). He scored only two
centuries, the first in 1849 and the second was the only century
scored in 1855. Who?










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John Wisden

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