Qriocity Beta 2K13 Prelims

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A quiz that i set and presented for high school students along with varna suresh. Sponsored by Underblu Studios Underblu Studios, an Underblu venture, is a VFX,Motion graphics and Branding Studio based out of Chennai,India. www.underblustudios.com https://www.facebook.com/underblustudios

Text of Qriocity Beta 2K13 Prelims

  • Qriocity 13 Beta Prelims Welcome one and all
  • Sponsored By http://studios.underblu.com/ https://www.facebook.com/under blustudios
  • Rules 20 questions Multiples of 5 are star questions that would help resolve ties. If there still exists a tie, Inky pinky ponky shall be used Google shall not be your team mate.
  • Image shown Is a scene from the movie X, directed by Y. It is the only film with candlelight scenes in which the candles are the only actual light source on the set. Y along with his cameraman innovated to achieve this . They filmed with a specially adapted high-speed f/0.7 Zeiss camera lens originally developed for NASA to be used in satellite photography. The lenses allowed many scenes to be lit only with candlelight, creating two-dimensional, diffused-light images reminiscent of 18th-century paintings. ID X and Y 1
  • Answer X-Barry Lyndon Y-Stanley Kubrick
  • FITB ______ was founded in the 17th century but officially became a company in the 19th century under Alan 'Y'. Today, ______ continues to achieve excellence across a wide range of industry sectors and markets, employing some 170,000 people in 170 countries. The current CEO and Chairman, 'XY', is a keen modernizer and continues to grow the business in the financial sector and in high-end technologies. 'XY' maintains a 51% majority ownership/control of the common stock, as the controlling stockholder of _________. This allows for the prevention of any hostile takeover attempts of the company by a corporate raider or nefarious individual, attempting to seek control of the vast 'y' empire. Another 30% of the common stock is in friendly hands of allies of xy. Therefore, any hostile takeover attempts of _______would be unlikely. 2
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  • ID X X was a famous physicist and Chemist, born in Spring Grove ( now Brightwater ) in New Zealand. Quite a accomplished scientist of his time, he received many awards like the Rumford medal, Elliott Cresson Medal and the Matteucci Medal. He once famously remarked " All science is either physics or Stamp collecting". Ironically, he recieved the Nobel Prize for Chemistry while the Nobel Prixe for Physics eluded him. 3
  • Answer: Ernest Rutherford
  • ID the person This American Business Magnate, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist displayed signs of mental illness, as early as the 1930s, primarily obsessive- compulsive disorder. Close friends reported that he was obsessed with the size of peas, one of his favorite foods, and used a special fork to sort them by size. one of his obsessions included hygiene, he always insisted on using tissues to pick up objects, so that he could insulate himself from germs. He would also notice dust, stains or other imperfections on people's clothes and demand that they take care of them. 4
  • Answer Howard hughes
  • ID X Expedition 31 was the thirty-first long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It began with the Soyuz TMA-18 undocking in May 2012 with the three new crewmembers (Dimitri Rezinov, Mike Massimino and X). The only known goal of Expedition 31 was for X to install his team's deep field space telescope on the ISS. The three astronauts were launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 10, 2012. The return was delayed by ten days on October 18, 2012. ID X 5
  • Answer Wolowitz from TBBT
  • Chennai City Gangsta is a song featuring in the upcoming Tamil film Vanakkam chennai, composed by Anirudh and lyrics by hip hop thamizha. 3 of its 4 credited singers are anirudh, hip hop tamizha and hard kaur. Who is the fourth singer? 6
  • Answer Country Chicken!! xD :D
  • _______is an annual international photographic competition during September, organized worldwide by the Wikipedia community members. Participants take pictures of historical monuments and heritage sites in their region, and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The aim of event is to highlight the heritage sites of the participating countries. The first ________ competition was held in 2010 in the Netherlands. The next year it spread to other countries in Europe and according to the Guinness Book of Records, the 2011 edition of the _______ broke the world record for the largest photography competition. In 2012, the competition was extended beyond Europe, with a total of 35 participating countries. 7
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  • FITB A _____ is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. When fired, the ______ makes a flash and an explosive sound (report) and cycles the firearm's action. ________ are often used for simulation (such as in historical reenactments, theatre and movie special effects), training. _______ cartridges differ from dummy cartridges, which are used for training or function testing firearms; these contain no primer or gunpowder, and are inert. 8
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  • Who about whom ? "I was one of the jury members at the National awards committee that chose X as the best actor for______. His performance in _______ moved me. I was looking for a real person to carry this character. I needed to believe the character, his emotions and his journey. Who else but X could give me what I wanted?" 9
  • Answer Bharat Bala about Dhanush.
  • FITB ________is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family , native to subtropical and tropical regions from western North America to South America. The species ______ rebaudiana, commonly known as sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply ______, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, ________'s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations. 10
  • Stevia
  • ID X X was a series of economic measures taken by the United States President in 1971 including unilaterally canceling the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold. It helped end the existing Bretton Woods system of international financial exchange, ushering in the era of freely floating currencies that remains to the present day. 11
  • Answer Nixon Shock
  • ID X The verbatim description offered by its inventor Maya Hansen, goes: "...X is a super-soldier solution. It's a bio-electronics package, fitted into a few billion graphite nanotubes and suspended in a carrier fluid. A magic bullet, like the original super-soldier serumall fitted into a single injection. It hacks the body's repair centerthe part of the brain that keeps a complete blue print of the human body. When we're injured, we refer to that area of the brain to heal properly. X rewrites the repair center. In the first stage, the body essentially becomes an open wound. The normal human blueprint is being replaced with the X blueprint. The brain is being told the body is wrong. X protocol dictates that the subject be placed on life support and intravenously fed nutrients at this point. For the next two or three days, the patient remains unconscious within a cocoon of scabs. X uses the nutrients and body mass to grow new organs. Better ones..." 12
  • Answer Extremis
  • What are these? Spot Weave Kites Plush Frame Streak Blush Carve 13
  • Answer Screens at Escape Cinemas
  • AV question What is this Ad for? 14
  • Answer Tamil editions of The Hindu.
  • ID X X is a high person in the Gelug or "yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa (13571419). The name X is a combination of the Sino-Mongolian word for "vast sea" a Tibetan word meaning "guru, teacher, mentor" 15
  • Answer Dalai Lama
  • AV question The opening tune of the following audio clip is inspired from what? 16
  • Answer Super Mario BGM.