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  • 1. Biz-Tech Quiz Acumen,Quiz club IIT Guwahati Prelims 18/10/2017
  • 2. Rules > 20 Questions. > +1 for each correct answer. > Top eight teams qualify for the finals. > Do not use electronic devices during the quiz! > No answer in this quiz is Donald Trump. > 3, 7, 13, 16 are star marked questions to be used for tie-break.
  • 3. Ques 1. One of the great creation legends of game design is that Toru Iwatani, while eating a pizza, looked down at the pie with a missing slice and used the outline as inspiration for ___________ . The story was furthered by Iwatani himself; when the game's fever was at its height, he even posed with a half-eaten pizza for a publicity photograph. "In Japanese, the character for mouth is a square shape. It's not circular like the pizza, but I decided to round it out," he said. And thus, the game was born. Which game?
  • 4. Ques 2. _______ is United Kingdom’s largest food wholesale operator which Tesco bought in January this year. They used to sponsor something important since its beginning until 2002, when The Man Group (an investment firm) took hold of it. Name the company.
  • 5. *Ques 3. In 1965, the founder of the company borrowed $1,000 from his friend Peter Buck to start a shop called "Pete's Super Submarines". In the following year, they formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations as the franchise expanded, though Doctor's Associates is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, any medical organization. In 1968, the shop was renamed "X". Their best selling product is called “B.M.T.” . Name the company.
  • 6. Ques 4. The first X was allegedly written for the original IBM PC by John Socha. Decades before the first computers using this technology were invented, Robert A. Heinlein gave an example of how they might be used in his novel Stranger In A Strange Land (1961). It was initially designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma monitors and thus got the name X . What is X ?
  • 7. Ques 5. X jumped on the popularity of Y with a simple stunt and put out this ad in Germany. Coincidentally (or not), in Russia, X issued a ballsy complaint to the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that Y be banned from the country because of their product placement laws. Id X, Y
  • 8. Ques 6. In 1993 Arkady Volozh and Ilya Segalovich, friends since their schooldays and by then working together, invented the word "X" to describe their company. The name initially stood for "Yet Another indexer". Since 2009 X has been largely under the control of the Russian government, and its operations have become subject to government interests— as an example, X Money, has been used to undercut the ability of political competitors to function financially by freezing the purses of the leaders of these groups. What is X ?
  • 9. *Ques 7. This is the logo of a company based in Chile. The logo depicts the area with more than 54% world reserves of a certain commodity. It “drives” much of the modern world and forms a small but essentially irreplaceable component of our lives. What is the region/ company called (based on the logo)?
  • 10. Ques 8. X Interactive is an American computer software and social media company. The company was founded by Darrell and Cliff Lerner in 2005. The company went public in 2006. X Interactive owns and operates FirstMet.com, an online dating website. The company also owns The Grade, a mobile dating application. On 6th February, 2017, the stock prices of X Interactive rose suddenly from $4.5 to $15. The reason for such a sudden increase in the stock prices was because investors confused X Interactive with another famous publicly traded company, as they both have the same name X. Id X.
  • 11. Ques 9. X was invented by Fujio Masuoka while working for Toshiba in the year 1980. According to Toshiba, the name X was suggested by Masuoka’s colleague, Shōji Ariizumi, because the erasure process of the X contents reminded him of a certain characteristic feature of a camera. Fujio Masuoka and his colleagues presented the invention at the IEEE 1984 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) held in San Francisco. Id X.
  • 12. Ques 10. The lady in this picture is X, an American novelist, dancer, and socialite. X was the wife of a very famous author. In 1986, while working on a project, Y did something to pay tribute to X as he thought that her name sounded "pleasant and significant”. How did Y immortalise X in the world of tech? Don’t need Y.
  • 13. Ques 11. Arbor Day is celebrated on the final day of April in USA, and encourages everyone to plant trees and raise awareness for the environment. In 2014, a month before Arbor Day, X launched a campaign vowing to plant a tree for every 100 videos watched of a particular category on its website. The campaign ended on Arbor Day, and X reported that 13473 trees were successfully planted by them. Id X.
  • 14. Ques 12. According to Wells Fargo spokesperson Kristopher Dahl, “Every two years, both machines are serviced and brought up to speed on the latest technology,” . The personnel chosen for that job undergo a psychological exam and a physical training to make sure they’re equipped to deal with ______ in case they get held over. What is the subject?
  • 15. *Ques 13. What is the name given to highly volatile stocks which move up and down in price frequently? (Hint: Name suggests they can be fun to play with.)
  • 16. Ques 14. This term was coined in a 2005 article in the Sunday Telegraph Times. In August 2012, this word was listed for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. In 2011, this term was also voted as the most hated “slang” in the United Kingdom. Some famous acronyms related to the word being talked about include : TDTM, Cu46, POS, RUH, SorG and the list is never-ending. What word/term is being talked about here?
  • 17. Ques 15. It is a very advanced form of lie detector that measures contractions of the iris muscle and the presence of invisible airborne particles emitted from the body. The bellows were designed for the latter function and give the machine the menacing air of a sinister insect. It is used primarily to determine if a suspect is __________ by measuring the degree of his empathic response through carefully worded questions and statements.
  • 18. *Ques 16. Luxottica Group, the owner of popular eyewear brand Ray-Ban, had taken legal action against an online marketplace for allegedly hosting fake products for sale. The company took legal action against X, also accusing it of misleading customers by offering heavy discounts. Interestingly, Sandeep Aggarwal (co-founder), questioned his wife and co-founder Radhika Aggarwal's abilities accusing her of taking away his voting rights, and charged her with having an "illicit love affair" with co-founder Sanjay Sethi. The board however decided to back Radhika. Which company is this?
  • 19. Ques 17. “In the year 2633, the evil Red Falcon Organization have set a base on the Galuga archipelago near New Zealand in a plot to conquer the world. Two commandos, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean of the X unit (an elite group of soldiers specializing in guerrilla warfare), are sent to the island to destroy the enemy forces and uncover the true nature of the alien entity controlling them.” This is the main plot of a famous videogame. Although, when this game was released in the North American market, certain details of the background story were altered. The year of the setting was changed from 2633 to 1987, and the location was moved from the Galuga Islands to the Amazon Rainforest. Bill and Lance were also given the codenames of Mad Dog and Scorpion. The title of this videogame refers to the Xs, a group of CIA-backed Nicaraguan rebels who were frequently in the news in the USA in that period. Which video game am I talking about?
  • 20. Ques 18. In March 2017, a New York city based architecture studio called “Oiio" proposed the design of a skyscraper with hopes to create the longest building in the world by bending the building in half. The skyscraper is called “The Big Bend” and it is a curved, 4,000 foot-long skyscraper planned on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row. Many people compared the proposed design of this skyscraper with something in the world of tech. What?
  • 21. Ques 19. X was developed by Y in 1946. The once-famous “burping seal” was a famous aspect of X, which distinguished it from competitors. Some of Y’s first products which were precursors to X, were gas masks used in World War II. Z, a pioneering sales executive of X, was appointed Vice President of Marketing by Y and was the first woman to be on the cover of Businessweek. Id X.
  • 22. Ques 20. X, founded in 1948, is still one of Britain’s highest selling brands with approx 20 million units produced everyday and about a 150 units consumed every second. An interesting thing about X is that if you crush it in a darkened room, you can see them sparkle blue!( this is because of triboluminescence, light produced by friction.)
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  • 27. Answers
  • 28. Ques 1. One of the great creation legends of game design is that Toru Iwatani, while eating a pizza, looked down at the pie with a missing slice and used the outline as inspiration for ___________ . The story was furthered by Iwatani himself; when the game's fever was at its height, he even posed with a half-eaten pizza for a publicity photograph. "In Japanese, the character for mouth is a square shape. It's not circular like the pizza, but I decided to round it out," he said. And thus, the game was born. Which game?
  • 29. Ans. Pacman
  • 30. Ques 2. _______ is United Kingdom’s largest food wholesale operator which Tesco bought in January this year. They used to sponsor something important since its beginning until 2002, when The Man Group (an investment firm) took hold of it. Name the company.
  • 31. Ans. Booker Group
  • 32. Ques 3. In 1965, the founder of the company borrowed $1,000 from his friend Peter Buck to start a shop called "Pete's Super Submarines". In the following year, they formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations as the franchise expanded, though Doctor's Associates is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, any medical organization. In 1968, the shop was renamed "X". Their best selling product is called “B.M.T.” . Name the company.
  • 33. Ans. Subway
  • 34. Ques 4. The first X was allegedly written for the original IBM PC by John Socha. Decades before the first computers using this technology were invented, Robert A. Heinlein gave an example of how they might be used in his novel Stranger In A Strange Land (1961). It was initially designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma monitors and thus got the name X . What is X ?
  • 35. Ans. Screensaver
  • 36. Ques 5. X jumped on the popularity of Y with a simple stunt and put out this ad in Germany. Coincidentally (or not), in Russia, X issued a ballsy complaint to the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that Y be banned from the country because of their product placement laws. Id X, Y.
  • 37. Ans. X: Burger King Y: IT
  • 38. Ques 6. In 1993 Arkady Volozh and Ilya Segalovich, friends since their schooldays and by then working together, invented the word "X" to describe their company. The name initially stood for "Yet Another indexer". Since 2009 X has been largely under the control of the Russian government, and its operations have become subject to government interests— as an example, X Money, has been used to undercut the ability of political competitors to function financially by freezing the purses of the leaders of these groups. What is X ?
  • 39. Ans. Yandex
  • 40. Ques 7. This is the logo of a company based in Chile. The logo depicts the area with more than 54% world reserves of a certain commodity. It “drives” much of the modern world and forms a small but essentially irreplaceable component of our lives. What is the region/ company called (based on the logo)?
  • 41. Ans. Lithium Triangle
  • 42. Ques 8. X Interactive is an American computer software and social media company. The company was founded by Darrell and Cliff Lerner in 2005. The company went public in 2006. X Interactive owns and operates FirstMet.com, an online dating website. The company also owns The Grade, a mobile dating application. On 6th February, 2017, the stock prices of X Interactive rose suddenly from $4.5 to $15. The reason for such a sudden increase in the stock prices was because investors confused X Interactive with another famous publicly traded company, as they both have the same name X. Id X.
  • 43. Ans. Snap
  • 44. Ques 9. X was invented by Fujio Masuoka while working for Toshiba in the year 1980. According to Toshiba, the name X was suggested by Masuoka’s colleague, Shōji Ariizumi, because the erasure process of the X contents reminded him of a certain characteristic feature of a camera. Fujio Masuoka and his colleagues presented the invention at the IEEE 1984 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) held in San Francisco. Id X.
  • 45. Ans. Flash memory
  • 46. Ques 10. The lady in this picture is X, an American novelist, dancer, and socialite. X was the wife of a very famous author. In 1986, while working on a project, Y did something to pay tribute to X as he thought that her name sounded "pleasant and significant”. How did Y immortalise X in the world of tech? Don’t need Y.
  • 47. Ans. Zelda
  • 48. Ques 11. Arbor Day is celebrated on the final day of April in USA, and encourages everyone to plant trees and raise awareness for the environment. In 2014, a month before Arbor Day, X launched a campaign vowing to plant a tree for every 100 videos watched of a particular category on its website. The campaign ended on Arbor Day, and X reported that 13473 trees were successfully planted by them. Id X.
  • 49. Ans. Pornhub
  • 50. Ques 12. According to Wells Fargo spokesperson Kristopher Dahl, “Every two years, both machines are serviced and brought up to speed on the latest technology,” . The personnel chosen for that job undergo a psychological exam and a physical training to make sure they’re equipped to deal with ______ in case they get held over. What is the subject?
  • 51. Ans. The only ATM’s in Antarctica
  • 52. Ques 13. What is the name given to highly volatile stocks which move up and down in price frequently? (Hint: Name suggests they can be fun to play with.)
  • 53. Ans. Yo-Yo Stocks
  • 54. Ques 14. This term was coined in a 2005 article in the Sunday Telegraph Times. In August 2012, this word was listed for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. In 2011, this term was also voted as the most hated “slang” in the United Kingdom. Some famous acronyms related to the word being talked about include : TDTM, Cu46, POS, RUH, SorG and the list is never-ending. What word/term is being talked about here?
  • 55. Ans. Sexting
  • 56. Ques 15. It is a very advanced form of lie detector that measures contractions of the iris muscle and the presence of invisible airborne particles emitted from the body. The bellows were designed for the latter function and give the machine the menacing air of a sinister insect. It is used primarily to determine if a suspect is __________ by measuring the degree of his empathic response through carefully worded questions and statements.
  • 57. Ans. Voight Kampff machine from Blade Runner
  • 58. Ques 16. Luxottica Group, the owner of popular eyewear brand Ray-Ban, had taken legal action against an online marketplace for allegedly hosting fake products for sale and also accusing it of misleading customers by offering heavy discounts. Interestingly, Sandeep Aggarwal (co-founder), questioned his wife and co-founder Radhika Aggarwal's abilities while accusing her of taking away his voting rights, and charged her with having an "illicit love affair" with co-founder Sanjay Sethi. The board however decided to back Radhika. Which company is this?
  • 59. Ans. Shopclues
  • 60. Ques 17. “In the year 2633, the evil Red Falcon Organization have set a base on the Galuga archipelago near New Zealand in a plot to conquer the world. Two commandos, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean of the X unit (an elite group of soldiers specializing in guerrilla warfare), are sent to the island to destroy the enemy forces and uncover the true nature of the alien entity controlling them.” This is the main plot of a famous videogame. Although, when this game was released in the North American market, certain details of the background story were altered. The year of the setting was changed from 2633 to 1987, and the location was moved from the Galuga Islands to the Amazon Rainforest. Bill and Lance were also given the codenames of Mad Dog and Scorpion. The title of this videogame refers to the Xs, a group of CIA-backed Nicaraguan rebels who were frequently in the news in the USA in that period. Which video game am I talking about?
  • 61. Ans. Contra
  • 62. Ques 18. In March 2017, a New York city based architecture studio called “Oiio" proposed the design of a skyscraper with hopes to create the longest building in the world by bending the building in half. The skyscraper is called “The Big Bend” and it is a curved, 4,000 foot-long skyscraper planned on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row. Many people compared the proposed design of this skyscraper with something in the world of tech. What?
  • 63. Ans. Clippy
  • 64. Ques 19. X was developed by Y in 1946. The once-famous “burping seal” was a famous aspect of X, which distinguished it from competitors. Some of Y’s first products which were precursors to X, were gas masks used in World War II. Z, a pioneering sales executive of X, was appointed Vice President of Marketing by Y and was the first woman to be on the cover of Businessweek. Id X.
  • 65. Ans. X - Tupperware Y – Earl Tupper Z – Brownie Wise
  • 66. Ques 20. X, founded in 1948, is still one of Britain’s highest selling brands with approx 20 million units produced everyday and about a 150 units consumed every second. An interesting thing about X is that if you crush it in a darkened room, you can see them sparkle blue!( this is because of triboluminescence, light produced by friction.)
  • 67. Ans. Polo
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