Qriosity Quiz III



Quiz – III

Theme: Formula One

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• There are 20 questions in this quiz and you have 20 minutes to answer them.

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Q 1) Who won the first official Formula One Championship in 1950 ?

Q 2) Which is the only team competing till today from the time F1 made its debut in 1950 ?

Q 3) Which company overtook from Bridgestone to become the current sole tyre supplier in Formula One after winning the exclusive contract for Formula 1 for three years ?

Q 4) Who is the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season ?

Q 5) Where was the first ever Formula One World Champion race held ?

Q 6) DRS is a device introduced in the 2011 Formula One season which aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag in order to promote overtaking in the sport. What does DRS stand for ?

Q 7) Where will the 18th and penultimate race of the 2011 Formula One season, which is to take place on 13 November 2011be held ?

Q 8) What is the stipulated speed limit during all free practice sessions ?

Q 9) Made from existing roads, this race circuit has many elevation shifts, tight corners, a tunnel, a curve by a casino and a swimming pool. These features make it perhaps the most demanding as well as the most popular venue for F1. Name the famous race circuit.

Q 10) Who is the president and CEO of Formula One Management?

Q 11) What does the black flag mean during a F1 race ?

Q 12) The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit became the first ever Formula One race to achieve which feat ?

Q 13) How many World Championships has Michael Schumacher won ?

Q 14) For which Formula One team does Narain Karthikeyan drive in the current 2011 season ?

Q 15) Into how many parts is the pit lane of a F1 circuit divided for safety purposes ?

Q 16) Which team was bought by Dr. Vijay Mallya in a consortium held in October 2007 and was later renamed ‘Force India’ for the 2008 season ?

Q 17) Which Formula One World Champion died on May 1, 1994 as a result of his car crashing into a concrete barrier at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix ?

Q 18) According to the ‘2012 F1 calendar’ where will be the first Grand Prix held ?

Q 19) After winning  two championships in 1975 and 1977 he got bored and left the sport, only to return again and win another in 1984. During his remarkable career he was called both a hero and a villain. Name the Austrian F1 legend.

Q 20) Name this Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion.

Paper created by: Vipul Sharma and Manupal Singh (XI – G)

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Quiz 42 – Dedicated to H2G2


Q 1) Which computer came up with the answer to life, the universe and everything ?

Q 2) Most of the technology mentioned in the series are products of  which company ?

Q 3) What is the name of the main character from Earth whose house is destroyed shortly after the start of the book ?

Q 4) Whom did Mr. Prosser; the man who wanted to knock Arthur’s house down, had as his ancestor ?

Q 5) Who is he ?


1) Deep Thought

2) Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

3) Arthur Dent

4) Ghenghis Khan

5 ) Marvin- The Paranoid Android

World’s cheapest tablet finally launched


While the world is going gaga over the launch of the all new Apple iPhone 4s, India has quietly gone ahead by finally launching the world’s cheapest tablet computer. As said in one of the previous posts Sakshat- India’s $35 Tablet, the much talked tablet which was earlier known as Sakshat, has now been branded by the name Aakash.






  • Processor: 366 Mhz.
  • Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM
  • Storage (External): 2GB, expandable upto 32GB
  • Peripherals: Mini and Full USB ports
  • Display and Resolution: 7″ display with 800×480 pixel resolution
  • Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi
  • Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery


  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Document Rendering: PDF viewer, Text editor
  • Multimedia and Image Display
  • Communication and Internet

The initial cost at which the government is buying one lakh units of the Aakash Tablet from the British company, DataWind is Rs 2,250 per unit but it will be given to the students after subsidizing the price by up to 50 percent.

The tablet will be commercially available from November for Rs 2999. The commercial version of the tablet would come with an additional feature of  inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet.

Watch the video for the complete review-


Information courtesy: Times of India and  Efacebook

Video courtesy: NDTV


Quiz 41


Q 1) Who is credited for the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb ?

Q 2) Which feature film directed by Satyajit Ray is based on a novel by Munshi Premchand ?

Q 3) What term first appeared in the book ‘Mathematics and the imagination’ ?

Q 4) What is defined as a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles ?

Q 5) In which city would you find this palace ?


1. Howard Carter

2. Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)

3. Googol

4. Sleep

5. Bangalore Palace, Bangaluru


Facebook Introduces Timeline


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After some of the new features like a transformed News Feed  and a Ticker which were rolled out last month received widespread criticism from the users, Facebook introduced yet another crazy feature called the ‘Timeline’

This new feature shows off your Facebook content in a brand new way, turning a user’s profile into a literal life history timeline. As you scroll down your timeline, past your cover, you see your posts, photos and life events as they happened in time. You can  star your favorites to double their size or hide things altogether.

However this new feature is still in the phase of beta testing and is not yet available to the users, but it is expected to come within a few weeks.

Here’s what the new Timeline looks like –

To enable the new Facebook Timeline, follow the steps here.

Image and Video courtesy: Facebook

Silico Battles 2011


The details for the Silico Battles, 2011 are as follows:-

Date:- 7th – 9th September 2011

Day:- Wednesday – Friday

Venue:- Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi

Type:- Computer Fest



1) Senior Quiz (10th – 12th)

2) Junior Quiz (6th – 9th)

3) Crossword

4) Senior Programming

5) Junior Programming

6) Circuit Designing

7) Software Display

8) DJ Mixing

9) Web Presentation

10) Digital Imaging

11) Flash Presentation

12) Cartoon Making

13) Comlit

14) G – Sym

15) News Reporting

16) Gaming

17) Powerpoint presentation

18) Programming in V.B

19) Logo Programming

20) Programming in Java Script


Rules and Regulations:-

1) All schools must report on time for registrations.

2) Class groups regarding the events are strictly followed.

3) Host school will not participate in any of the events.

4) No student can participate in more than 2 events.

5) Last date for registration is 25th August 2011.

For further details, log on to: http://silicobattles.com/ or contact:

Mr. Jagdish Prasad – 9810630543

Ms. Pratibha Kulshrestha – 9871793445

Akshay Rana – 9654656594


Saraswati Memorial Quiz 2011


We at New Era Public School are hosting the annual Saraswati Memorial Inter School Fest which includes a Junior and a Senior Quiz. The details are as follows:-

Junior Quiz

Date: 23rd August 2011, Tuesday
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
Venue: New Era Public School, Mayapuri, New Delhi.
Eligibility: Classes 4 and 5
Each school can register a maximum of 3 teams of 3 students each.

For more details contact;
Ms. Sabreena Bansal
Senior Quiz

Date: 25th August 2011, Thursday
Time: 9:00 – 13:00
Venue: New Era Public School, Mayapuri.
Eligibility: Classes 9 to 12
There is no limit on the number of teams from each school. Teams comprising of 3 students each.
Quizmaster: Anshul Kharbanda

Registrations can be mailed at – a1nshul@gmail.com

For more details contact;
Mrs. Neerja Anand
Anshul Kharbanda

The invites  can be downloaded from here