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Finals
This quiz was conducted during and as part of the college's cultural festival MS RItual 98. Questions that were asked in the quiz are listed below, the answers are at the bottom of the page, after the questions.
  1. Who was the mascot for the 1998 World Cup Soccer?
  2. During the early 1900's the Hunter commission was asked to investigate on an incident, which incident?
  3. Its Silver Jubilee for 25 years and Golden for 50 years, what is it for 30 years?
  4. What is the Indian name for the planet Pluto?
  5. What is the meaning of the word Xerox?
  6. Fourteen years before the Titanic sailed and met its doom, a novel by name "Futility" was published. It was the story of an unsinkable Atlantic liner which was supposed to be the largest in the world . It was very similar to Titanic. Even in the novel, on a cold April night the vessel struck an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic. Name the ocean liner in this novel written by Morgan Robertson.
  7. A Bangalore born entrepreneur sold his company to Microsoft, name him?
  8. Close one eye and look at your outstretched hand. Now swap eyes and your hand shifts. What is this phenomenon called?
  9. Why is the city of La Paz in Bolivia safe from fire?
  10. Name the only person who has been honoured with Padmashree, Padmabhushan, Padmavibhushan and Bharat Ratna?
  11. Which Indian god is two headed?
  12. Which country was once known as Serendib?
  13. What is common to Hughes Aubriot who built the Bastille, Thomas Montacute who first used the Cannon and Guillotine who is erroneously credited with inventing the guillotine?
  14. When Einstein made his famous comment 'God does not play dice with the universe', he was expressing doubts about what theory of matter?
  15. Which English word is derived from the Italian word for 'Scratched Drawings'?
  16. In 1890 Johnson & Johnson brought out the first of its kind in response to requests from railroad workers who needed treatment on the scene as they worked to lay tracks across America. What was it?
  17. Who was prisoner number 40886 at Atlanta prison?
  18. What is stealth technology?
  19. Which company had the ad line as 'I can'?
  20. What is SCUBA stand for in Scuba diving?
  21. What did Abraham Lincoln say was stronger than the bullet?
  22. If you suffer from Bright's disease, which part of your body would be affected?
  23. Name the four children of Goddess Saraswathy?
  24. Once an article was written about Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of India which was as follows " Men like Jawaharlal are unsafe in a democracy. He calls himself a democrat and a socialist but the mind is ultimately a slave to the head. A little twist and Jawaharlal might turn into a dictatorů" Who wrote the article?
  25. Which sports person became 'Pipe Smoker of the year 1988'?
  26. Connect Jack, John, William and Robert to the entertainment industry?
  27. Which US President (who incidentally happens to be USA's first millionaire) died in the last hour of the last day of the last week of the last month of the last year of the 18th century?
  28. Which international institution was founded in May 1961by Peter Benenson with notices in both the London Observer and the Paris Le Monde?
  29. What is Ultima Thule?
  30. What is common to Devadatta, Vrikodara, Anantavijaya, Sughosha and Manipusphaka?
  31. Who was the first black to win an Olympic gold medal?
  32. Which was the last play written by Shakespeare?
  33. What is the name of the constellation that represents a warrior (hunter) and his dog?
  34. In the Tintin series 'The Prisoners of the Sun' which character gets kidnapped?
  35. Which place in Bangalore gets the name from the temple in which Shivaji was married?
  36. Carl Sagan's introduction to this book begins as follows "We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space or to the atoms of which we are made of and on whose stability we fundamentally depend." Which book was this?

Answers
  1. Footix
  2. Jallianwallah Bagh
  3. Pearl
  4. Yama
  5. Greek for dry
  6. The Titan
  7. Sabeer Bhatia of Hotmail
  8. Parallax
  9. Because its so high above sea level that there is not enough oxygen to support combustion
  10. Mother Teresa
  11. Agni
  12. Sri Lanka
  13. All of them died of the inventions they are associated with
  14. Quantum Mechanics
  15. Graffiti
  16. The First Aid kit
  17. Al Capone
  18. It's a coating (non metallic) applied on war planes to save them from being detected by radar signals
  19. Nike
  20. Self Controlled Underwater Breathing Apparatus
  21. The Ballot
  22. Kidney
  23. Rig, Sama, Yajur, Atharva - the four vedas
  24. Jawaharlal Nehru
  25. Ian Botham
  26. They are the Warner Brothers
  27. George Washington
  28. Amnesty International
  29. The northern-most geographical location known to the Romans earlier
  30. They were all conches blown by the Pandavas
  31. Jesse Owens
  32. The Tempest
  33. Orion constellation
  34. Cuthbert Calculus
  35. Malleshwaram
  36. Stephen Hawkins's "A brief history time"



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