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Quiz conducted by me for the second session of Qutopia for the academic of 2014-15.

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  • SOPHOMORE AND THE CITY QUIZ Siddharth Mishra Second Year B. Tech (Mechanical)
  • Rules : #+10 for direct. #+10/-5 on pounce. #Infinite bounce. #Anybody found googling will be unceremoniously kicked out.
  • Q1. The Latin word for smith or maker of tools is often suggested as a valid replacement for sapiens in homo sapiens since it clearly distinguishes man from his relatives in the animal kingdom. This word is also the name of a famous family of publishers from England. What is the word?
  • Faber
  • Q2. Who was in goal when Maradona committed his (in)famous Hand of God goal in the 86 World Cup?
  • Peter Shilton
  • Q3. The origin of this word, that we love to hate or love to love (depends on your geek level), is derived from the Latin word meaning pebble or stone used for counting. It derives its form from the Latin word for limestone. What is this hugely divisive term?
  • Calculus!
  • Q4. What company am I talking about when I say Gebrder Dassler Schufabrik?
  • Adidas.
  • Q5. X is a mobile app providing location-based service dedicated to social discovery, in order to facilitate telecommunication between mutually interested users. Using Facebook profiles, X gathers users' basic information and analyzes users' social graph to match potential candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends and common interests. Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like or pass them by swiping or tapping. If two users like each other then it results in a "match" and X introduces the two users and opens a chat.
  • Q6. Claim to fame of these guys? (pic in next slide)
  • Q7. What is this supposed to be?
  • Plague masks for plague doctors.
  • Q8. Y is a webcomic created by Randall Munroe. The comic's tagline describes it as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm,math, and language. Munroe mentions on the comic's website that the name of the comic is not an acronym but "just a word with no phonetic pronunciation". The subject matter of the comic varies from statements on life and love to mathematical and scientific in-jokes. Some strips feature simple humor or pop-culture references.
  • xkcd.
  • Q9. Minimalist poster for?
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Q10. The Know It All : One Mans Humble Quest to Become The Smartest Person In The World is the title of a book by the Esquire editor A. J. Jacobs, published in 2004. It refers to his attempt at something, which very few people have managed to do till date. The earliest recorded instance was by Fath Ali, Shah of Persia inn 1797. What did A. J. Jacobs do?
  • Completely read the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Q11. Why will you most likely feel insulted when someone texts you U+1F595?
  • Middle finger emoji in Unicode 7.0
  • Q12. ID the automobile.
  • Tesla Model X
  • Q13. ID these dudes. (Hint you absolutely love em!)
  • (L-R) Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson, Matt Melvin, Rob DenBleyker.
  • Q14. Identify the reference to a famous ski resort city in this Absolut ad.
  • Q15. X is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the negation of one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life, whose followers are called Y. Most commonly, X is presented in the form of existential X, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Moral Y assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. Id X and Y.
  • X Nihilism Y - Nihilists

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