The preliminary round of the Good Friday Quiz organized by Inquizzitive, NIT Rourkela on Good Friday 2014.
Text of Good Friday Quiz - Prelims
1)** The tale goes that in 1791 Richard Daly, manager of the
Theatre Royal in Dublin bet his friends that within 48 hours he
could make a nonsense word be spoken throughout Dublin
specifically, a word having no meaning nor derived from any known
language. His friends took him up on the bet. So Daly sent out his
employees to write the word X in chalk on doors, windows, and walls
throughout Dublin. Back in the 1790s, X didn't mean what it means
today. It was a derogatory term meaning an oddball or eccentric.
Or, as the London Magazine put it, "one who thinks, speaks, or acts
differently from the rest of the world in general. ID X.
ID the personality! 2 )
SHAH RUKH KHAN
3) Shadow of the Cobra is a famous TV series based on the life
of which infamous personality.
4)** Nicky, Prince Albert, Atlantic, Ediety and Christensen.
These are various types of what?
5) This is an icon of a software. ID the software.
6) This is a minimalistic poster af a movie. ID the movie.
7) Sometimes the computer shows that the upload or download
speed is x Kbps. Expand Kbps.
KILO BITS PER SECOND
8)** Isaac Asimov admired a number of his contemporaries, in
particular fellow science-fiction author and science writer Arthur
C. Clarke, with whom he entered into the lighthearted X which
stipulated that Clarke was free to refer to himself as the best
science fiction writer in the world (Asimov being second-best),
provided he admitted that Asimov was the best science writer in the
world (Clarke being second-best). ).
Treaty of Park Avenue
9)** X Day is celebrated on March 14. It will have special
significance on March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m. ID X.
10) This company was originally founded in Switzerland in 1872
and was named after the founders surname. Since 1947 it is owned by
Nestle. It produces items like instant stocks, ketchups, sauces.
Name the company.
Association Board (IFAB) meeting of 15 June 1924 authorised it
for the following season. This is called an Olympic goal or Olympic
kick, or olimpico in Latin America. The name dates from 2 October
1924, when Argentina's Cesreo Onzari scored against Uruguay. The
first in England was by Huddersfield Town's Billy Smith on 11
October 1924. The world record holder is Dejan Petkovi with 8
goals. It remains a rare occurrence, often accomplished by fluke
rather than intent, and with the goalkeeper usually blamed for an
error. The only Olympic goal in the World Cup was scored for
Colombia by Marcos Coll, beating goalkeeper Lev Yashin in a 44 draw
with the Soviet Union in1962.
SCORING A GOAL DIRECTLY FROM CORNER
12) ID the two famous physicists. The person on the left passed
away on Jan 29, this year at the age of 94.
ROBERT RESNICK and DAVID HALLIDAY
13) These 3notes were reintroduced by RBI in 1954, i.e. after
it came under the Govt. of India in 1949.
These notes were again demonetised in 1978. What are the
monetary values of these notes?
1000, 5000 and 10000!
14) This google-doodle was published on Dec 27,2013 on the
442nd birthday of a famous scientist. Name the scientist.
15) What is this wicket system known as and in which cricket
league was it used for the first time?
ZING WICKET SYSTEM and BIG BASH LEAGUE
16) ID the company.
17) I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney.
I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number
seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an
unfavorable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting
number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two
cubes in two different ways. ID the I and he.
SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN and G.H.HARDY
18) ID the historical event .
THE CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN WALL
19) During Oct 2013, Ronaldo celebrated in this way after
scoring against Sevilla. Whom is he saluting?
FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER
20)** They are 13 of the 14 children of Shankaranarayana Manja
from Kargal in Shimoga, and, with a collective age of over 880
years. Why they are recently in news?
They are now staking their claim to be the oldest family in the
world, and make a new Guinness World Record.