a new general quiz

Given below are the prelims questions/answers  from a general quiz we conducted in amdocs.

“A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face. The egg looking a bit pissed off grabs the sheet and rolls over”.  This short story supposedly answers which famous question? Which came first: The chicken or the egg

Whose autobiography is “Slum girl Dreaming: My journey to the stars”? Rubina Ali

MTDC website’s homepage at www.maharashtratourism.gov.in has two language options to choose from. One is English. What is the other? For some strange reason, Japanese

Sampooran Singh Kalra and A.S.Dileep Kumar brought fame to India on February 22, 2009. Who are they and what did they achieve? Gulzar is the pen-name of Sampooran & A.S.Dileep Kumar is Rahman..they won Oscars

The European system (which is followed in India too) of labeling what item uses a degree scale from “H” (for hardness) to “B” (for blackness), as well as “F” (for fine point)?  Pencils

Parle Agro’s “Kaccha Mango Bite” candy changed their tagline to “Kacche Aam Ki Copy” It was originally “Kacche Aam Ka ____”. Fill in the blank. Xerox. A case was filed for use of the trademark Xerox, so it was changed to “copy”

Karan Johar is the creative consultant and brand ambassador of which TV channel? NDTV Imagine

The Texas Poker starting hand combination consisting of an Ace and a King is said to ‘look good, but hardly ever wins’. It is named after a sportsperson. Who?  Anna Kournikova

Specifications for what (related to Cricket)? Overall length – 10.95cm, Length of barrel – 5.40cm, Longer spigot – 3.49cm, Shorter spigot – 2.06cm.  Bails

______ _______ is an autism spectrum disorder, and people with it therefore show significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. Fill in the Blanks. Asperger Syndrome (My name is Khan)

If it is ‘pavement’ in British English, what is it in American English? Sidewalk

It’s not a cola. It’s not a soft drink. It’s not an alcoholic drink. It is ____. Fill in the blank.  Cloud 9 Energy Drink

Mallanaga Vatsyayana lived between the 4th and 6th century AD and is believed to be the author of which influential text that is still in print around the world today? Kamasutra

This movie’s website didn’t give any details on the story line of the film. The site refreshes itself every fifteen minutes & irrespective of whichever section of the website you are on, it comes back to the home page after fifteen minutes. Which movie’s website? Gajini

In India, what is calculated on the basis of 82.5°E longitude, which is just west of the town of Mirzapur, near Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh? IST

The medical term for this is ‘veisalgia’. Its original meaning was ‘unfinished work’ but now it means “delayed X induced headache”. So how do we better know veisalgia as? Hangover. X-Alcohol

_____, a subsidiary of Videocon group, renamed as Videocon telecommunication Ltd, has recently launched GSM mobile services in India. Fill in the blank. Datacom

What comes from the concept that “If one has six standard deviations between the process mean and the nearest specification limit practically no items will fail to meet specifications”? Six Sigma 

Which board game did Cuba, USSR and other Soviet bloc countries ban because they thought it would corrupt the public with notions of a free market economy?  Monopoly

This event, which happens once in a blue moon, last happened on New Year’s Eve i.e. Jan 31st 2009. India was one of the few lucky countries to witness this. What event? Blue Moon, second full moon of the month

Through which continent do the Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator all pass? Africa

Don Bradman would have turned 100 on August 27th, 2008. However a few of his contemporaries decided to celebrate at a luncheon on the 4th of August 2008 at City Tattersalls Club in Pitt treet, Sydney. Why was this particular date chosen? Mathematically, 4th August was his 99.94th bday (Don’s average was 99.94)

“The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: Management”. What do we better know this principle as? Dilbert Princicple

In America, there was a general perception growing that everything in this world is sold, even love. Then there was this campaign by McCann Erikson, which kind of proved this wrong. What campaign/punch line? Mastercard. There are few things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s mastercard

Legend has it that sage Manu stopped in _______ to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. This place, also known as the India’s Valley of the Gods, has the only temple for Manu in India. Which place? Manali

A.R.Rahman had rendered the music for an ad in which Lisa Ray captivated the viewers dressed in a X. Identify the product. garden Sarees

Which term in the British language is derived from the fact that low grade novels were once printed on cheap paper? Pulp Fiction

Which Goddess, whose name is repeatedly recited during a Hindu Yajna, is the wife of Agni? Swaha

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2 Responses

  1. Yorker says:

    Please print the answers couple of lines below the question so that reader can also try to think of answer

  2. Tasneem R says:

    Hi it’s my first visit here and I must say you’ve got a good collection of quiz questions ! Well I think I’ll never know the answer of the first question!! Who came first , the chicken or the egg ! lol !
    Here’s a brainteaser for you to solve , it’s fun hope you’ll like it !

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