37th Leo Inter School Quiz Competition | Gyan Infleoenza

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INSTRUCTIONS: This e quiz consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Time allotted is 6pm till today Each correct answer will fetch 4 (four) points. Each wrong answer will be awarded -1 (minus one) points. Each Question not answered will be awarded -2 (minus two) points. Only ONE Tick sign (ü) per question is allowed. More than one tick signs would be treated as a wrong answer. Do fill your complete details in the answer sheet otherwise the same will not be accepted. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which country's Antarctic claim covers the greatest swath of longitude?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia's Antarctic claim covers the greatest swath of longitude because it extends from 45°E to 160°E, covering a total of 115 degrees of longitude. This is the largest range compared to the other countries listed.

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  • 2. 

    What is the catchphrase of Daleks, the fictional race of metallic mutants who feature in the much-loved sci-fi programme, Doctor Who?

    • A.

      EX-TERM-I-NATE!

    • B.

      IN-TERM-I-NATE!

    • C.

      GERM-I-NATE!

    • D.

      FULM-I-NATE!

    Correct Answer
    A. EX-TERM-I-NATE!
    Explanation
    The catchphrase of Daleks, the fictional race of metallic mutants in Doctor Who, is "EX-TERM-I-NATE!" This catchphrase is often repeated by the Daleks as they seek to exterminate any threats to their existence. It has become iconic and is recognized by fans of the show.

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  • 3. 

    In which English county is true Stilton cheese not currently being made?

    • A.

      Hampshire

    • B.

      Yorkshire

    • C.

      Derbyshire

    • D.

      Wales

    Correct Answer
    B. Yorkshire
    Explanation
    Stilton cheese is a type of blue cheese that is traditionally made in the English counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire. Therefore, it can be inferred that true Stilton cheese is not currently being made in Yorkshire, as it is not one of the counties known for producing this specific cheese.

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  • 4. 

    In the 'Garfield' comic strip, what is the name of Garfield's rubber chicken?

    • A.

      Skew

    • B.

      Dew

    • C.

      Chickee

    • D.

      Stretch

    Correct Answer
    D. Stretch
    Explanation
    In the 'Garfield' comic strip, Garfield's rubber chicken is named Stretch.

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  • 5. 

    What is the process responsible for producing photons in a diode laser?

    • A.

      Pumping

    • B.

      Electron-hole recombination

    • C.

      Electron-Proton Neutralisation

    • D.

      Photo production

    Correct Answer
    B. Electron-hole recombination
    Explanation
    The process responsible for producing photons in a diode laser is electron-hole recombination. In a diode laser, when an electric current is applied, electrons and holes are injected into the semiconductor material. These electrons and holes then recombine, releasing energy in the form of photons. This process is essential for the laser to emit light and generate a laser beam.

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  • 6. 

    In the United States the television broadcast standard is...?

    • A.

      NTSC

    • B.

      USNC

    • C.

      USSC

    • D.

      NSSC

    Correct Answer
    A. NTSC
    Explanation
    NTSC stands for National Television System Committee, which is the television broadcast standard used in the United States. It was developed in the 1940s and has been widely adopted in North America, parts of South America, and some Asian countries. NTSC specifies the analog television system, including the video format, frame rate, and color encoding. It has a resolution of 525 lines and a refresh rate of 30 frames per second. NTSC has been gradually replaced by digital standards like ATSC, but it is still compatible with many older televisions and video equipment.

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  • 7. 

    In which decade was the first solid state integrated circuit demonstrated?

    • A.

      1940s

    • B.

      1950s

    • C.

      1960s

    • D.

      1930s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1950s
    Explanation
    The first solid state integrated circuit was demonstrated in the 1950s. This was a significant milestone in the development of electronic devices as it marked the transition from bulky and unreliable vacuum tubes to smaller and more reliable solid state components. The invention of the integrated circuit revolutionized the field of electronics and paved the way for the development of modern computers and other electronic devices.

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  • 8. 

    Which Intel chip was the first to support a 32-bit bus architecture?

    • A.

      286CK

    • B.

      386DX

    • C.

      486AX

    • D.

      186DX

    Correct Answer
    B. 386DX
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 386DX. The 386DX was the first Intel chip to support a 32-bit bus architecture. This means that it was capable of transferring data and instructions in 32-bit chunks, allowing for faster and more efficient processing compared to previous chips with smaller bus architectures.

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  • 9. 

    The Central Processing Unit is an embedded chip that acts as the 'brains' of a computer. What Intel chip was used in the Altair (the first real personal computer)?

    • A.

      6068

    • B.

      6060

    • C.

      8086

    • D.

      8080

    Correct Answer
    D. 8080
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8080. The 8080 chip was used in the Altair, which was the first real personal computer. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is an embedded chip that serves as the "brains" of a computer, and in this case, the 8080 chip served as the CPU for the Altair.

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  • 10. 

    Undertaker wrestled Yokozuna at the 1994 "Royal Rumble". This was a Casket Match. Undertaker wrestled in another Casket Match at the 1998 "Royal Rumble". Who did he wrestle?

    • A.

      Kane

    • B.

      Yokozuna

    • C.

      Shawn Micheals

    • D.

      Hulk Hogan

    Correct Answer
    C. Shawn Micheals
    Explanation
    Undertaker wrestled Shawn Michaels at the 1998 "Royal Rumble" in another Casket Match.

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  • 11. 

    Name the VIP who has habit of playing with her wedding ring whenever under stress.

    • A.

      Princess Diana

    • B.

      Margaret Thatcher

    • C.

      Queen Elizabeth

    • D.

      Sarojini Naidu

    Correct Answer
    C. Queen Elizabeth
    Explanation
    Queen Elizabeth is the correct answer because she is a well-known VIP who has a habit of playing with her wedding ring whenever under stress. This behavior has been observed and reported by various sources, indicating that it is a characteristic trait of Queen Elizabeth. Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, and Sarojini Naidu do not have the same reputation or known habit of playing with their wedding rings when stressed.

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  • 12. 

    Which artist’s pencil sketch has a friendly witch on the broomstick looking down on a cheerful cat?

    • A.

      J.K. Rowling

    • B.

      M.F.Hussain

    • C.

      R.K.Narayanan

    • D.

      Satyajit Ray

    Correct Answer
    B. M.F.Hussain
    Explanation
    M.F. Hussain is a renowned artist known for his sketches and paintings. In this particular pencil sketch, he has depicted a friendly witch on a broomstick looking down on a cheerful cat. This suggests that the correct answer is M.F. Hussain.

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  • 13. 

     Name the fictional Kazakh journalist, created by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who made it to GQ magazine’s annual list of top 100 most powerful people.

    • A.

      Angus Howarth Borat

    • B.

      Julius Caesar

    • C.

      Angus Bowarth Horat

    • D.

      Nirad C. Chaudhary

    Correct Answer
    A. Angus Howarth Borat
  • 14. 

    A South Asian Centre for Arts and Culture is coming up in a seven-decade old building where a very important person lived once. Name the person.

    • A.

      Mohammed Ali Jinnah

    • B.

      J.N. Nehru

    • C.

      M.K. Gandhi

    • D.

      S.V. Patel

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mohammed Ali Jinnah. The question states that a South Asian Centre for Arts and Culture is being established in a seven-decade-old building where a very important person once lived. Among the given options, Mohammed Ali Jinnah is the most notable figure who fits this description. Jinnah was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and the founder of Pakistan. His residence in a historic building would make it a significant location for a center dedicated to arts and culture in South Asia.

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  • 15. 

    Name an Ex-President of an Asian country who admits that his wife is responsible for improving his written and spoken English.

    • A.

      K.R. Narayanan of India

    • B.

      Pervez Mussharaf of Pakistan

    • C.

      Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan

    • D.

      APJ Abdul Kalam of India

    Correct Answer
    B. Pervez Mussharaf of Pakistan
    Explanation
    Pervez Mussharaf, the former President of Pakistan, admitted that his wife was responsible for improving his written and spoken English.

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  • 16. 

    Tell the nationality of Maddox, child adopted by Hollywood idol Angelina Jolie.

    • A.

      Cambodian

    • B.

      Egyptian

    • C.

      Australian

    • D.

      American

    Correct Answer
    A. Cambodian
    Explanation
    Maddox, the child adopted by Angelina Jolie, is Cambodian.

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  • 17. 

    Audrey Hepburn in her famous black dress reminds us of which classic film?

    • A.

      Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    • B.

      Evening at Paris

    • C.

      Dinner at Tiffany’s

    • D.

      Luncheon

    Correct Answer
    A. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Explanation
    The famous black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn is iconic and instantly recognizable, reminding us of her role as Holly Golightly in the classic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The film is known for its stylish fashion, and Hepburn's character is often associated with the image of her wearing the black dress and accessorizing it with a statement necklace and gloves.

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  • 18. 

    “The boy who stood on the burning deck, whence all but him had fled” (author: Felicia Dorothea Hemans). Who was the boy?

    • A.

      Oliver Twist

    • B.

      Bill Sykes

    • C.

      David Copperfield

    • D.

      Casabianca

    Correct Answer
    D. Casabianca
    Explanation
    Casabianca is the correct answer because the quote is from the poem "Casabianca" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans. The poem tells the story of a young boy named Casabianca who remains on a burning ship while everyone else has fled. The line "The boy who stood on the burning deck, whence all but him had fled" specifically refers to Casabianca. Therefore, Casabianca is the boy mentioned in the question.

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  • 19. 

    Name the two brothers who clashed over strategy of the footwear company they had founded in 1924, and formed two separate companies in the 1940s.

    • A.

      Rudolf and William Diesel

    • B.

      Adolf and Charlie Nikey

    • C.

      Adolf and Rudolf Dassler

    • D.

      Jerry and Oliver Fleming

    Correct Answer
    C. Adolf and Rudolf Dassler
    Explanation
    Adolf and Rudolf Dassler are the correct answer to the question. They were two brothers who founded a footwear company in 1924. However, they clashed over the company's strategy and eventually formed two separate companies in the 1940s. This split led to the creation of Adidas by Rudolf Dassler and Puma by Adolf Dassler.

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  • 20. 

    Name the Indian cricketer whose mother has won the Vikram Samman of Vikram’varsity for her contribution in the field of painting.

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Rahul Dravid

    • C.

      M.S. Dhoni

    • D.

      Vikram Rathore

    Correct Answer
    B. Rahul Dravid
  • 21. 

    Writer Kurt Vonnegut who studied for a Master’s in anthropology at Chicago University was awarded a degree, a century later. He was allowed to use his novel as his thesis. Name his novel.

    • A.

      The Count of Monte Cristo

    • B.

      Humming Bird Tales

    • C.

      Cat’s Cradle

    • D.

      Oliver Twist

    Correct Answer
    C. Cat’s Cradle
    Explanation
    Kurt Vonnegut, a writer who studied anthropology at Chicago University, was awarded a Master's degree a century later. He was allowed to use his novel, "Cat's Cradle," as his thesis.

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  • 22. 

    How long would the TV coverage of Football World Cup 2006 go if run in one single channel non-stop?

    • A.

      991 hours 32 minutes

    • B.

      More than 8 years

    • C.

      31 days

    • D.

      More than 51 years

    Correct Answer
    B. More than 8 years
    Explanation
    The TV coverage of the Football World Cup 2006 would last for more than 8 years if it was run non-stop on a single channel. This means that the coverage would continue for a significantly long period of time, indicating the extensive duration of the event.

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  • 23. 

    Name the Bharat Ratna awardee who shares his/her birthday with Rabindranath Tagore

    • A.

      R.T. Kamat

    • B.

      Lata Mangeshkar

    • C.

      Asha Bhonsale

    • D.

      P.V. Kane

    Correct Answer
    D. P.V. Kane
    Explanation
    P.V. Kane is the correct answer because he shares his birthday with Rabindranath Tagore.

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  • 24. 

    Who is known for the Mary Poppins books?

    • A.

      Pamela Anderson

    • B.

      Pamela Travers

    • C.

      Julliane Sykes

    • D.

      Minnie Mathur

    Correct Answer
    B. Pamela Travers
    Explanation
    Pamela Travers is known for the Mary Poppins books.

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  • 25. 

    What type of system did Paul Nipkow, John Baird, and Charles Jenkins all invent?

    • A.

      Transistor

    • B.

      Television

    • C.

      Personal Computer

    • D.

      LED Display

    Correct Answer
    B. Television
    Explanation
    Paul Nipkow, John Baird, and Charles Jenkins all invented the television. The television is a device that receives broadcast signals and displays moving images and sound. These inventors made significant contributions to the development of television technology, with Nipkow inventing the mechanical scanning disk, Baird developing the first working television system, and Jenkins inventing the first fully electronic television system. Together, their inventions paved the way for the modern television that we use today.

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  • 26. 

    What invention by Garnet Carter made its debut at the Fairyland Inn Resort in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in 1927?

    • A.

      Disney Tales

    • B.

      He-Man

    • C.

      Baseball

    • D.

      Miniature Golf

    Correct Answer
    D. Miniature Golf
    Explanation
    Garnet Carter's invention, Miniature Golf, made its debut at the Fairyland Inn Resort in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in 1927. This new form of golf allowed people to play on smaller courses with obstacles and creative designs, making it a popular recreational activity for both children and adults. It provided a more accessible and enjoyable way for people to engage in the sport of golf without the need for extensive training or large open spaces.

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  • 27. 

    The Manhattan Project was started by President Roosevelt in 1942 to ensure that the U.S. beat the Germans in developing a nuclear bomb. Whom did Roosevelt appoint as scientific head the Manhattan Project?

    • A.

      Robert Oppenheimer

    • B.

      Einstien

    • C.

      Pierre Currie

    • D.

      Roosevelt himself

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Oppenheimer
    Explanation
    President Roosevelt appointed Robert Oppenheimer as the scientific head of the Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer played a crucial role in leading the project and assembling a team of scientists to develop the nuclear bomb. His expertise and leadership skills were instrumental in the successful completion of the project, which ultimately led to the U.S. beating the Germans in developing the bomb.

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  • 28. 

    Two Chief Justices of India, one in the 1950’s and the other in the 1990’s, had the same surname. Who were they?

    • A.

      R.K. Narayan in 52-53 and K.R. Narayan in 94-95

    • B.

      M.S. Sabharwal in 50-51 and M.K. Sabharwal in 90-91

    • C.

      Harilal J. Kania in 50-51 & M.H. Kania in 91-92

    • D.

      J.,S. Sahni in 57-58 and F.K. Sahni in 94-95

    Correct Answer
    C. Harilal J. Kania in 50-51 & M.H. Kania in 91-92
  • 29. 

    The Indian TV soap “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, dubbed into Dari is telecast on Tolo TV. Which country are we talking about?

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Iraq

    • C.

      Afghan

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Afghan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Afghan because the question mentions that the Indian TV soap "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" is dubbed into Dari and telecast on Tolo TV. Dari is one of the official languages of Afghanistan, so it can be inferred that the country being referred to is Afghanistan.

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