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Apotheosis 2016Inter NIT Written Quiz

Questions by Aakash BhadoriaAnam HilalyEeshaan VernekarKetan KishoreNeel KarnikNishant NiharRahul Sanghavi Sagar RajaSayondeep SadhuVishal Anand Gupta

Rules The quiz consists of 60 questions divided across 5 sections. Each section has 12 questions consisting of 2 star marked questions each which will be used to resolve ties.Every question is worth 1 point.Spelling mistakes are acceptable as long as the answer is phonetically right.Questions involving a real life person , last name will fetch full points unless stated.Questions involving fictional characters the full name or commonly known name will be sufficient.

A big thanks to all the proctors for making the questions and the NITs taking part in the quiz. Happy quizzing

Business &Technology

#1Put funda associated with this formula

Facebook News Feed

#2Where the truth doesnt hide , where the truth doesnt hurt is the masthead of which online news source ?

Faking News

#3 *ID the person to whom this business card belongs to

Walt Disney

#4Going as far as 1878 this technology still finds its application in modern day electronics. In the current version basic TRS is still used (tip ,ring and sleeve) where tip and ring transfer signals to the left and right whereas the sleeve acts as the ground. Id this technology currently in news due to its omission from an upcoming product.

3.5mm Audio Jack


Times Group

#6The X effect gets its name from a video game. It occurs when people devote too much time and attention to an activity that it begins to pattern their thoughts , mental images and dreams.ID X


#7ID the company blanked out from the poster

Turkish Airlines

#8*Funda behind the advert ?

#9ID the logo

#10Put funda

Panama Papers

#11A X is a clause in an executive employment contract that provides the executive with several severance package incase the executive loses his or her job through restructuring , by being fired or even scheduled retirement. This can be in the form of cash , equity other benefits and is often accompanied by an accelerated vesting of stock options. ID X

Golden Handshake

#12ID the blanked out part



#13X is a hamlet and a census designated place that is located within the town of Mount Pleasant , New York. A Wagner fan led to its name and maintains its association with death by being the final resting place of several celebrities such as Lou Gehrig , Robert De Niro Sr , Ayn Rand , Rachmaninoff etc ID the name of the hamlet


#14 *The roots of the word X lie in Greek mythology namely the legend of Y , the Greek demigod. Legend has it that Y would love to torment Greek travelers who would pass by the wilderness between the Greek city states. When a traveler passed by Ys hiding place , y would gently rustle the bushes causing a sense of apprehension in the traveler. The traveler would pick up his pace and y would once again repeat the same trick. By this time the traveler would breathe heavily , his heart begin to pound. Another rustle would see the traveler run as fast as he could to flee from the forest. Never would the unsuspecting traveler re-enter the forest without a feeling of apprehension. Thus the term X originated. Part points applicableID X & Y

X=Panic ; Y=Pan

#15What iconic image is being paid tribute ?

Tank Man

#16The X were an East Germanic tribe or group of tribes who were first mentioned in Roman history by Pliny the Elder(77CE). The term X has now become synonymous with careless destruction owing to accounts by Roman writers describing the violent behavior of X and their sack of Rome in 455 CE.ID X


#17A Turkish Bath or X is the Turkish variant of the Roman bath distinguished by a focus on water as distinct from ambient steam. In India we know X as a popular soap brand made by Unilever which has aloe , neem and tulsi as its primary ingredients. ID x


#18Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants this island covers roughly 65 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean and is located around 2300 miles from the Chilean coast. Its claim to fame is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back to several centuries. The island was christened Parseiland or X by Dutch explorers in the honor of the day of their arrival.ID X

Easter Island

#19 *The Twenty Committee oversaw the World War 2 anti-espionage and deception operation of the MI5. Nazi agents in Britain -real and false were captured ,turned themselves in or simply announced themselves and were used by the British to broadcast disinformation to their Nazi Controllers. ID the funda behind the name of the committee(twenty).

20 is XX in Roman numeral ie Double Cross

#20In the 1780s when dentistry was in its infancy , dentures with human teeth could cost around 100 making it prohibitively expensive. Human teeth were obtained from poor live donors or by scavenging graves. However after 1815 there was a great spurt of the supply of human teeth making human dentures affordable. What was the reason behind the sudden supply of human teeth?

Teeth were scavenged from the bodies of soldiers at Waterloo.

#21What is the significance ofthis note ?

First Banknote of Independent Pakistan

#22The X cocktail is a layered shot composed of coffee liqueur , Irish cream and a triple sec. The name X refers to its use from the US X Stratofortress , a long range bomber. Another story about its name is that the head bartender named it after his favourite band X. The drink apparently became popular in North London during 2009 when Nicklas Bendtner changed his jersey number earning him the nickname X.ID X


#23Originally the X was intended for the Suez Canal. As the Canal neared construction in 1869 , French sculptor Bartholdi tried to convince Egyptian Government to let him build a structure inspired by the Colossus of Rhodes at its Mediterranean end, Bartholdi envisioned a 90 ft statue holding a massive torch which would serve as a lighthouse to guide ships. The project failed to take off but Bartholdi persisted with the idea and was unveiled as we know it now in 1866.ID X

Statue of Liberty

#24X are a very popular article of casual dress around the world coming in various fits such as slim, straight, anti -fit , tapered etc. The word X has been in used since the late 15th century. Originally coming from the Latin Janua Genoa where the fabric was first produced. ID X



#25The X , by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different cultures and races, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation. It has been declared as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this: I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing." "But," says Man, "the X is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED." "Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. "Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white, and gets killed on the next zebra crossing. X , please

Babel Fish

#26 *X is a 2008 animated film written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley based on an ancient epic.In the director's words, the film is "a tale of truth, justice and a womans cry for equal treatment."The title of the film is derived from the fact that the female protagonist of the epic sings a bunch of Annette Hanshaw songs to express herself.

Sita Sings the Blues

#27Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopaedia published by Microsoft Corporation from 1993 to 2009. It was initiated under the internal codename X, which is quite apt considering that it could be reckoned as one of the most reliable dispensers of knowledge during that time. X, please.


#28 X is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts, ironic and humorous in tone, that were produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II by.These films were partly responsible for keeping the animation studios open during the warby producing such training films, the studios were declared an essential industry.The name X is derived from military slang used for a state of utter confusion and chaos.

Private SNAFU

#29 X is a short story by science fiction author Ray Bradbury which was first published in the May 6, 1950 issue of Collier's. Later that same year the story was included in Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles (1950) The name of the short story comes from the name of a 12-line poem by Sara Teasdale in her collection Flame and Shadow, published in 1920. In 2008, the post-apocalyptic game Fallout 3, a Mister Handy Robot recites this poem for the long dead children of the family he belonged to. The robot reciting the poem is a reference to the story, as well as the content of the poem itself. In 2015, shortly after Leonard Nimoy's death, a concept album was released featuring Nimoy's 1975 reading of the short story, set to music by producer Carwyn Ellis under the pseudonym Zarelli. ID the short story or album

There Will Come Rains/Soft Rains

#30 Jeevan Naiya is film made by Himanshu Rais Bombay Talkies in 1936. The lead pair of the movie, Najm-ul-Hasan and X (Himanshu Rais wife), fell in love with each other and eloped mid-production. The studio th