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1. Researched & Conducted by Somnath Chanda 2. Rules * 25 questions. * All the questions are 1 pointers. Half-a-point will be clearly specified by the QM. *…
  • 1. Researched & Conducted by Somnath Chanda
  • 2. Rules * 25 questions. * All the questions are 1 pointers. Half-a-point will be clearly specified by the QM. * Star-marked questions (Q. 1 & multiples of 5, i.e, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. * If the tie persists, countback from Q. 1 will be done.
  • 3. X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath Borrowing an analogy from the animal kingdom, which member of Avian family has been mentioned in this new campaign by Flipkart? (It has been directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ fame) 1
  • 4. Written in a fun and interactive style, with illustrations, activities and yoga exercises, this self- help book has five chapters which are classified as Mantras. The first mantra advises to celebrate the entire exercise like festivals. One of the others tell the readers to ‘Laugh In, Laugh Out’. Which ‘bestseller’ from Penguin Publication is this? 2 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 5. As per popular belief, how this logo of the 152-year old financial institution, founded by a group of Europeans, pay tribute to the city of it’s origin? 3 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 6. In 2013, owing to the decline of one particular industry, which city declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the USA? (‘The New York Times’ reported in July 2013 that it became a city of ‘tens of thousands of abandoned buildings, vacant lots and unlit streets’.) 4 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 7. ‘The prices of food grains, cloth and other commodities were fixed. No one was permitted to purchase grain from the cultivators directly. Only the authorized traders could do so. All types of speculation and black marketing were stopped. As per the land revenue policy, special privileges of the Chaudhuris (headmen of the parganas), Khuts (zamindars), and Muquddams (headmen of the villages) were put to an end. Two new taxes were also introduced — a horse tax and a tax on all milk cows.’ Who implemented all these steps? 5 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 8. The 2017 drama film Phullu sank without a trace in the box-office. It failed to deliver the message despite all it’s noble intentions. Which Padmasree- winner acted as the basic inspiration behind this failed venture? 6 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 9. One year after floating this venture (vis) in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, the company has closed this chapter in 2016. Very recently, by acquiring Foodpanda's India business, the company has again ventured into this segment and rivalry with it’s most renowned competitor has just taken a whole new dimension. Which company is this? 7 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 10. As promised, Oprah Winfrey took 300 loyal studio audiences to Australia to shoot a special series for the premiere of the 25th and final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Who, voted as the show’s most popular guest, was the designated pilot of that special flight? 8 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 11. 9 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath Breaking away from the stereotype, who has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Power brand from Bata?
  • 12. At the age of 27, X took off on a year-long trip across Europe and witnessed the sex and drugs culture that was part of the backpacking scene. That road trip certainly brings out the hallmarks of X. His first entrepreneurial venture, a consulting firm called Softronics, was a massive failure. But everything changed after that. Who is X? 10 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 13. Epner Technology’s proprietary 24 karat gold process, Laser Gold, achieved the theoretical IR reflectivity and ultra-low emissivity of a pure gold. It is three times harder than any other pure gold plating process. Specified by NASA for thermal control of instruments, it is aboard virtually every spacecraft from the earliest GOES weather satellites to the infrared cameras on the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope. Since 2016, which highly coveted ‘item’ started adorning it, ensuring a lifelong shine and lustre? 11 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 14. This ad creatively used which indigenous art-form that evolved from the exceptional balancing skills of the females of this region to carry water over a long distance? 12 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 15. The first one dealt with the addition of some special provisions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and validity of zamindari abolition laws. The century was completed on 1st Aug, 2015 with exchanges of certain territories between Bangladesh and India. What did the latest one deal with? 13 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 16. The luxury brand associated with the tv-series came into news during a rock-concert titled ‘Celebration of Peace’, where bands like Soulmate, Colours, Khmih (Children’s Choir), Da-Thymmei performed to packed gallery in early 2018. What was the issue? 14 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 17. 15 Which biz-entity produced these two movies, till date? X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 18. 'Sport Convo' is a London based tech start-up where Virat Kohli invested bigtime. Which sportsman’s support to the venture has been cheekily announced by Kohli through this tweet? 16 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 19. Seemingly inspired by the works of Dan Brown, who has named his movie production company Illuminati Films? (Founded in 2009, the last movie made by this company was interestingly titled ‘Happy Ending’) 17 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 20. If ‘Mermaid Style’ and ‘Nivi Style’ are not working, someone may opt for the ‘Air Hostess Style’. Way of doing exactly what is being talked about? 18 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 21. The 2016-project of Dilip Mehta, the photojournalist and moviemaker brother of Deepa Mehta, sounds like the regular weather update of any tropical country. Who/what is the subject of this venture that got a rating of 7.1 in IMDb? 19 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 22. Miss Wood, a social activist and author was in a relationship with playwright George Bernard Shaw. Thinking much ahead of her times, she once proposed that they have a formal contract outlining their relationship. On seeing the document, Shaw reportedly exclaimed that it was worse than all the vows of all the churches on earth and refused to sign. Who was that girlfriend of GBS? 20 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 23. What is this ghazal doing in a biz-quiz? 21 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 24. In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security awarded contracts, worth between $300,000 and $500,000, to six different companies for prototypes made of concrete or other materials. The completed models will now be tested for nonclimbability, nonunderdiggability, and resistance to tools like sledgehammers and pickaxes (no word on battering rams or poisoned arrows, though). What’s the actual project all about? 22 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 25. 22 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 26. Few months ago, an organisation called Goseva Parivar has launched this app along with a contest. The app is said to be ‘a platform for people who want to build a better world by saving the life of Gomata’. What this contest is all about? 23 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 27. Keeping up with the tradition of featuring older spokespersons, this 2009 ad by Louis Vuitton, celebrated the 40th anniversary of which momentous achievement in the history of mankind? 24 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 28. As revealed during the launch of an autobiography, ‘who/what’ is said to be responsible for this dismissal? 25 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 29. Borrowing an analogy from the animal kingdom, which member of Avian family has been mentioned in this new campaign by Flipkart? (It has been directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ fame) 1 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 30. Penguin1 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 31. Written in a fun and interactive style, with illustrations, activities and yoga exercises, this self- help book has five chapters which are classified as Mantras. The first mantra advises to celebrate the entire exercise like festivals. One of the others tell the readers to ‘Laugh In, Laugh Out’. Which ‘bestseller’ from Penguin Publication is this? 2 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 32. Exam Warrior2 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 33. As per popular belief, how this logo of the 152-year old financial institution, founded by a group of Europeans, pay tribute to the city of it’s origin? 3 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 34. Triveni Sangam of Allahabad 3 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 35. In 2013, owing to the decline of one particular industry, which city declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the USA? (‘The New York Times’ reported in July 2013 that it became a city of ‘tens of thousands of abandoned buildings, vacant lots and unlit streets’.) 4 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 36. Detroit4 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 37. ‘The prices of food grains, cloth and other commodities were fixed. No one was permitted to purchase grain from the cultivators directly. Only the authorized traders could do so. All types of speculation and black marketing were stopped. As per the land revenue policy, special privileges of the Chaudhuris (headmen of the parganas), Khuts (zamindars), and Muquddams (headmen of the villages) were put to an end. Two new taxes were also introduced — a horse tax and a tax on all milk cows.’ Who implemented all these steps? 5 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 38. Allauddin Khilji5 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 39. The 2017 drama film Phullu sank without a trace in the box-office. It failed to deliver the message despite all it’s noble intentions. Which Padmasree- winner acted as the basic inspiration behind this failed venture? 6 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 40. Arunachalam Muruganantham 6 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 41. One year after floating this venture (vis) in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, the company has closed this chapter in 2016. Very recently, by acquiring Foodpanda's India business, the company has again ventured into this segment and rivalry with it’s most renowned competitor has just taken a whole new dimension. Which company is this? 7 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 42. Ola7 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 43. As promised, Oprah Winfrey took 300 loyal studio audiences to Australia to shoot a special series for the premiere of the 25th and final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Who, voted as the show’s most popular guest, was the designated pilot of that special flight? 8 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 44. John Travolta8 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 45. 9 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath Breaking away from the stereotype, who has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Power brand from Bata?
  • 46. Smriti Mandhana9 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 47. At the age of 27, X took off on a year-long trip across Europe and witnessed the sex and drugs culture that was part of the backpacking scene. That road trip certainly brings out the hallmarks of X. His first entrepreneurial venture, a consulting firm called Softronics, was a massive failure. But everything changed after that. Who is X? 10 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 48. N.R. Narayana Murthy10 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 49. Epner Technology’s proprietary 24 karat gold process, Laser Gold, achieves the theoretical IR reflectivity and ultra-low emissivity of a pure gold. It is three times harder than any other pure gold plating process. Specified by NASA for thermal control of instruments, it is aboard virtually every spacecraft from the earliest GOES weather satellites to the infrared cameras on the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope. Since 2016, which highly coveted ‘item’ started adorning it, ensuring a lifelong shine and lustre? 11 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 50. Oscar Statuette11 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 51. This ad creatively used which indigenous art-form that evolved from the exceptional balancing skills of the females of this region to carry water over a long distance? 12 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 52. Bhavai Dance12 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 53. The first one dealt with the addition of some special provisions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and validity of zamindari abolition laws. The century was completed on 1st Aug, 2015 with exchanges of certain territories between Bangladesh and India. What did the latest one deal with? 13 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 54. GST13 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 55. The luxury brand associated with the tv-series came into news during a rock-concert titled ‘Celebration of Peace’, where bands like Soulmate, Colours, Khmih (Children’s Choir), Da-Thymmei performed to packed gallery in early 2018. What was the issue? 14 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 56. RG’s Burberry Jacket14 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 57. 15 Which biz-entity produced these two movies, till date? X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 58. Amar Chitra Katha15 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 59. 'Sport Convo' is a London based tech start-up where Virat Kohli invested bigtime. Which sportsman’s support to the venture has been cheekily announced by Kohli through this tweet? 16 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 60. Gareth Bale16 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 61. Seemingly inspired by the works of Dan Brown, who has named his movie production company Illuminati Films? (Founded in 2009, the last movie made by this company was interestingly titled ‘Happy Ending’) 17 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 62. Saif Ali Khan17 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 63. If ‘Mermaid Style’ and ‘Nivi Style’ are not working, someone may opt for the ‘Air Hostess Style’. Way of doing exactly what is being talked about? 18 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 64. Wearing a Saree18 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 65. The 2016-project of Dilip Mehta, the photojournalist and moviemaker brother of Deepa Mehta, sounds like the regular weather update of any tropical country. Who/what is the subject of this venture that got a rating of 7.1 in IMDb? 19 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 66. Sunny Leone19 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 67. Miss Wood, a social activist and author was in a relationship with playwright George Bernard Shaw. Thinking much ahead of her times, she once proposed that they have a formal contract outlining their relationship. On seeing the document, Shaw reportedly exclaimed that it was worse than all the vows of all the churches on earth and refused to sign. Who was that girlfriend of GBS? 20 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 68. Annie Besant20 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 69. What is this ghazal doing in a biz-quiz? 21 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 70. _________21 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 71. In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security awarded contracts, worth between $300,000 and $500,000, to six different companies for prototypes made of concrete or other materials. The completed models will now be tested for nonclimbability, nonunderdiggability, and resistance to tools like sledgehammers and pickaxes (no word on battering rams or poisoned arrows, though). What’s the actual project all about? 22 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 72. 22 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 73. Trump’s Wall22 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 74. Few months ago, an organisation called Goseva Parivar has launched this app along with a contest. The app is said to be ‘a platform for people who want to build a better world by saving the life of Gomata’. What this contest is all about? 23 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 75. Selfie with Cow23 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 76. Keeping up with the tradition of featuring older spokespersons, this 2009 ad by Louis Vuitton, celebrated the 40th anniversary of which momentous achievement in the history of mankind? 24 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 77. Apollo 11 Mission / First Moon Landing 24 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 78. As revealed during the launch of an autobiography, ‘who/what’ is said to be responsible for this dismissal? 25 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
  • 79. Viagra25 X-Quiz-it (Prelims) I #Equinox8, IIM-Raipur I Questions by Somnath
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