Quiz Questions from a recent quiz event

Below are the questions from the pelims of a quiz contest recently conducted in amdocs. The questions were framed by Lokesh.

  1. Name the project developed by a Stanford Univ. graduate, during his free time given officially by his employer. The name is an old Turkish word, meaning “city of happiness, pleasure, joy, luck”. >> Orkut
  2. ___________is the country named after Lord Jesus, referring him as “The Saviour” in their native language. >> El Salvador
  3. Hotmail –> Microsoft :: PeopleSoft –> Oracle :: Cramer –> Amdocs :: TimesTen –> ________. >> Oracle
  4. ___________, a famous American Actor spent a great time on impressions, than his academics. His future was put into jeopardy, when he was nearly expelled for assaulting a Teacher in school, as the teacher referred him as a “caveman”. He has now surpassed the earning power of all other famous Hollywood Stars , with grosses as a leading man that total over US$3.35 billion. >> Eddie Murphy
  5. In a pack of playing cards, “A” (Ace) had the least value, whereas “K” the most valued. But, after the _______, “A” is considered to have more value than “K” (King), depicting that the common civilians are more powerful than the King. >> The French Revolution
  6. Identify the brand names for the following tag lines
    a. The Passionate Pursuit of Perfection. – ____________________ >> Lexus
    b. Like.no.other – ___________________________ >> Sony
    c. Sense and Simplicity – ____________________ >> Philips
    d. Ideas for life – ________________________ >>Panasonic
  7. Connect the following cities: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Antwerp, New York. >> World’s busiest Sea Ports and Commercial Centers
  8. Whenever, we write the name of this famous website’s brand name, we generally end up in writing the name, which was trademarked by another company (manufacturer barbecue sauce and knives). What is the name of the website ? >> Yahoo!
  9. Identify the Hollywood movie released in November 1980:
    The movie is the real-life story of an unlovable, stubborn middle-weight boxing champion as he struggles to be champion. The director of this movie even though was not recognized by Oscar, the applause for the movie was so much encouraging, and finally he hit the OSCAR Award for his recent movie. >> The Raging Bull
  10. What is the name of the company, started in 1982, less than 25 years old and their couple of software products, combined are installed on more than 700 million connected PCs and devices worldwide. _________. >>Adobe
    What are the names of the software products ?? _______and ______>> Acrobat Reader and Flash Player
  11. Dennis Gabor (1900–1979), a Hungarian physicist, received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1971, for his invention in 1947. His invention added a new dimension in consumer products labeling technology. What did he invent? _______ >> Holography
  12. Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K , a company established in Nihonbashi after the Second World war, had its brand name as “Totsuko”. In Jan 1958, they chose a new brand name, because their customers of other nationalities were finding difficult to pronounce the brand name. This company is now called as ______>> Sony
  13. The “CE” Mark, labeled on Toys, machinery, electrical and electronic items , has no meaning as an abbreviation in English, but the marking is done as an indication of _______.>> European Conformity (for safety) – Conformitte Europeane (in French)
  14. VIACOM (a group which owns Paramount Pictures), started a chain of seafood restaurants, with the first restaurant in Cannery Row, CA. , inspired by __________, the movie they produced. The restaurant gained fame for its unique paging system consisting of two license plates on the tables. STOP & RUN. (Clue: Movie released in 1994 & a winner of 6 Oscars). >> Forrest Gump
  15. i, i*j, i*j*j, i*j*j*j, …. where j is the common ratio and i is the scale factor. In mathematics the above sequence of numbers are termed as ________ .>> Geometric Progression
  16. _____________, is the term used in Software Engineering to describe a dying project which has little by little become too complex to be understood even by its own developers.>> Software Peter Principle
  17. Connect the words: Smart, Hero, Fire, Eight O’ Clock, Lift, Coke, Real Gold, Signature.>>Branded Drinks of Coca Cola Company
  18. Admired by the philanthropic efforts by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, this multifaceted artist, declared that, when he dies he would donate half of his assets to charity to help the needy. (Clue : His birth name literally means “born in Hong Kong”). He is known to us as _______ >> Jackie Chan
  19. B . C = Before Christ (Ex., 5th Century B.C)
    A . D = _________ (Ex. 20th Century A.D) >> Anno Domini
  20. Expand the following acronyms. (0.5 x 4 = 2 Points)
    i. B M W – ______________ (Category :Automobile) >> Bayerische Motoren Werke
    ii. J V C – ________________ (Category: Electronics) >> Japan Victor Company
    iii. H S B C – _______________ (Category: Banking) >> Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation
    iv. N C R – ________________ (Category: ATMs , Technology) >> National Cash Register
  21. On July 17, 2007, an Airbus A320 (Passenger Airliner), during its landing, slipped, overran the runway of Cogonhas Airport in Sao Paulo (Brazil), crashing into a warehouse. This is the deadliest air crash in Latin America, with no survivors on board. The plane was operated by __________ airlines. >>TAM Airlines
  22. ______ , a famous Greek Mathematician, is “The Father of Geometry”. His unique way of solving the theorems, by logical reasoning and a set of accepted first principles, still serves as the backbone of mathematics. (Clue : He is from a city, which is not a part of Europe) >>Euclid
  23. This song is considered to be the one hit wonders of all time. Brazilian Air Force used this song in its advertisement in the second half of the ’80s, in the Brazilian TV network and was also played at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Identify the song.>> The Final Countdown
  24. The Tennis Championships at Worple Road, Wimbledon, London has been started since 1877. Who is the youngest-ever winner of Men’s singles title @ Wimbledon ? >> Boris Becker
  25. Hollywood star _______, sued the owners of the Florida airport, where he’s looking to land his jumbo jet, claiming that the airport owners falsified their 2006 records to show that the landing field could not accommodate large planes. >> John Travolta
  26. The following Internet domain extensions are assigned to countries that are from the same continent. Identify the countries for the following extensions. (Ex., *.cy – Cyprus)
    i. .ng : _______________________ >> Nigeria
    ii. .za : _______________________ >> South Africa
    iii. .zm : _______________________ >> Zambia
    iv. .zw : ________________________>> Zimbabwe
  27. Ethanethiol which gives a pungent and repulsive odour, is added to natural gas (used as fuel), for easy identification of the fuel leakage and its disaster. This additive is popularly known as _______________ >> Marcaptans
  28. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), distributed ________, free of cost, to the people in city of HamBurg in USA, asking them to accept for changing their city’s name, during its campaign against cruelty to animals. >> Veggie Burger
  29. Airbags deployed in cars, is a marvelous invention in the field of crash science & safety engineering. In cars its denoted as SRS Airbag, where SRS refers to _________. >> Supplementary Restraint System
  30. The US Federal Government signed a law in July,2002 in response to the major scandals in corporate accounting. (Companies : Tyco, Enron etc.,) President George W. Bush signed it and stating it included “the most far-reaching reforms of American business practices, since the time of Franklin. D. Roosevelt”. This world famous US corporate law is named after its sponsors and is known to as ________. >> Sarbanes-Oxley Act or SOX
  31. In 1892, two major electric companies, Edison General Electric Company and its business rival Thomson-Houston Electric company, merged to form the General Electric Company (GE). The merger was arranged by __________, a famous financier in US. >> J.P.Morgan
  32. A five year, intercontinental project of study of human anthropology, worth US$40m is sponsored by the National Geographic Channel, IBM and Waitt family foundation. This is referred as “moon shot of anthropology”. The name of the project is _______. >> The Genographic Project
  33. Which is the home country of third largest film industry in the world next to US (Hollywood) and India (Bollywood) ? >> Nigeria
  34. In which country, it is illegal to chew gum, as it causes a uncontrollable public nuisance ? >> Singapore
  35. After winning the World War II, United States fought a battle with Japan to re-capture this territory. (Clue : The motto of this territory is “Where America’s Day Begins”)
    i. What is the name of the territory ? ____________ Guam
    ii. what is the name of the battle ? ____________ Battle of Guam

You may also like...

4 Responses

  1. Roy says:

    Nice questions! 🙂

  2. questions are awesome sir….
    Its different from regular quizes….and at the same time educative also

  3. Smita Dey says:

    questions are awesome sir….
    Its different from regular quizes….and at the same time educative also

  4. Engravable plaques says:

    Interesting article. Where did you got all the information from… 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *