Sunday, November 8, 2009

Teams Qualifying for Inquizzitive

The following two teams have qualified for the Final round of Inquizzitive to be held on 15th November 2009 at XIMB. Inquizzitive is a open general quiz organised as part of Xpressions 2009 the annual fest of XIMB.

Team 1: Reservoir Frogs R Jayakathan (TCS) and Gopal (MMS)
Team 2: Mixed Veg Sameer Agrawal and Manvendra Singh (KIIT)

Waitlisted Teams

1. AGV Aditya Narayanan and Ghevarghese Daniel (NITIE)
2. Wrangler Aliv Jyoti Jena and P.Agilan(IMI, Delhi)
3. Abhishek chakraborty (OEC) and Rishabh
4. Kuchch Bhi Mayur Mantri and Prashant Roy (Great Lakes Institute of Management)
5. Heretics Prakhar Singh and Rakesh M (IMI, Delhi)

The teams listed above are requested to check their mailboxes for information regarding the quiz.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pantheon Quiz 3 Answers and Result

Pantheon Quiz 3 Answers

The winner of Quiz 3 is Team Mixed Veg consisting of Sameer Agrawal and Manvendra Singh. They scored 14!!

The team "The Damned United" consisting of Diwakar Pingle and Rajen Prabhu from PayPal was close behind scoring 13. They submitted their answers in 22 minutes!!!

The consolidated results will be published after all concerns regarding Day 3 results are addressed. In case of any concern regarding the scores please shoot a mail to

Xquizzite thanks everyone who participated in the Pantheon series. The next quizzing action at XIMB will be during INQUIZZITIVE - the open general quiz. Watch this space for more...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pantheon Quiz 2 Answers

The winner for Quiz 2 is Samanth from Mint. Congratulations!

Incase of any concern relating to the scores please shoot a mail to
P.S: In spite of the tie in scores Samanth beat the other teams as he had sent the answers at 10.32 PM.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pantheon Quiz 1 Answer and Results

The Pantheon Quiz 1 top honours will be shared by Team of Jayakanthan(TCS) & Gopal (MMS) and Vikram Rajan (Columbia University) . They both scored the top score and had the same number of star marked answers. Congratulations!!

Click Here to download the leader board after Quiz 1

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pantheon Updates

Pantheon will be launched on 2nd November 2008 at 10 PM.

The quiz will be totally online.

Registration for Pantheon is not required.

To play the teams/individuals have to download the PDF from or

The answers have to be filled in along with other mandatory information at the following form

Answer Here (The link will up when the quiz commences)

The answers and the leader board will be put up on the both the sites before the start of the next quiz.

For rules and other details, refer to the previous post.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Xpressions 2009 - Inquizzitive and Pantheon


Warm Greetings from Xquizzite, the quiz club of XIMB!!

We are proud to present the Xquizzite events at Xpressions 09 - Inquizzitive and Pantheon.

Inquizzitive the a Open General Quiz will be the ultimate battle for quizzing supremacy. It is one of the biggest and most eagerly awaited quizzing events in Eastern India. Judging by the past record only, Inquizzitive is yet again poised to be the shining light of Xpressions 2009.

Team Size: Two
Date: 15.11.2009
Registration Starts: 11.00 AM
Venue: XIMB Auditorium
Prizes worth 25K to be won. To and fro sleeper class train fares will be reimbursed for all outstation student teams who make it to the finals.

Pantheon is the online prelude to Inquizzitive. This online quiz series is targeted at all the online quizzing buffs and will act as a curtain raiser for on campus quiz.
  • This quiz will be open to all irrespective of age, occupation or qualification.
  • The winning team will receive a cheque of Rs 2K every night
  • The top two teams in Pantheon will automatically qualify for the final round of Inquizzitive at XIMB.
  • The teams will be reimbursed to and fro sleeper class train fare.

Team Size: Two
Dates: 02.11.2009, 03.11.2009, 04.11.2009
Time: 10.00 PM
Topic: General

Details of the events also available on and .

Team Xquizzite

Saturday, October 10, 2009



The Winners of Mercatique Brand Equity Quiz-II are

Alisson Pereira & Nitin Goel

Almost there
Debasish Misra

NMIMS, Mumbai

Congratulations to the winners.

We thank everyone for their participation.

MAXIM promises to be back with more such events.


1. Eugene the Jeep

It is a character in the Popeye comic strip.It is supposed to be a mysterious animal with magical abilities that has the ability to go anywhere.

2. Orville Redenbacher and Dave Thomas from Wendy's and Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken's. They were not just the mascots of their respective companies but also their founders.

3.Ad for Durex extra large. The image was originally used by Burger King.

4. Geico mascots

The Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO, is an American auto insurance company. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

1. The GEICO gecko – The reptilian mascot, Martin the Gecko, first appeared in 1999 during the

Screen Actors Guild strike that prevented the use of live actors.

2. Kash - Ads featuring "The Money You Could Be Saving," in the form of two paper-banded

stacks of U.S. bills with a pair of Googly eyes on top.

3. The Geico Cave Man – Launched in 2004, its slogan on getting car insurance from Geico read

"So easy a cave man could do it".


Pic of Castor seed

Harsha Bhogle is the brand ambassador of Castrol Oil

Pic of Charles Wakefield ,the founder of Castrol.

6. Marlboro Man

Don Johnson played the role of Marlboro man in movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

Marlboro cigarettes is a Phillip Morris product.

The street is Marlboro Street.

7. Parker pens

8. Coca Cola

The Coca Cola bottle has a never ending presence in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy.

John Pemberton is founder of Coca Cola.

Coca Cola is the 1st sponsor of modern Olympics.

9. Google goggles


Please download the questions of day two of the Mercatique Brand Equity quiz from the following link.

Please mail the filled in answer sheet by 11 PM to

Please scroll down for the Results and Answers to Mercatique Day 1

Friday, October 9, 2009


1.    Niketown/ Oregon

William J. "Bill" Bowerman and Philip Hampson Knight were cofounders of Nike. Statue of Nike Goddess,the goddess of victory. Pic of Crater Lake in Oregon. Nike is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon and is referred to as Niketown.

2.    S.Ramadorai

The only 3 CEOs of TCS till now.

3.    Maggi

4.    Fortis

Flag of The Benelux countries(Belgium,Netherlands, Luxembourg) were Fortis' home base. Logo of Fortis Türkiye Kupası is a football cup competition in Turkish football, run by the Turkish Football Federation since 1962 is sponsored by Fortis.

5.    Shashi Tharoor/Cattle Class Controversy/Austerity Drive.

6.    L'Oreal

Lady: Anita Roddick--founder of Bodyshop which was acquired by L’Oreal, Old guy is Eugene Schweller the founder of L’Oreal and John Abraham is the brand ambassador of Garnier which is a L’Oreal Brand so the connection is L’Oreal.

7.    Samsung

The Samsung Town in Seocho‐gu, Seoul, South Korea – the headquaters of Samsung.

Sungkyunkwan University, a major private university in South Korea is owned by Samsung group.

The KLI (Korea Life Insurance) 63 Building, an iconic landmark of the Miracle on the Han River, symbolizing the nation's rapid economic achievement in the late 20th century.Samsung was the major driving force behind the Miracle on the Han River.

8.    Allianz

Allianz has been a sponsor of the AT&T Williams F1 Team since 2000.

The Allianz Arena , a football stadium in the north of Munich, Germany home to football clubs FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München. Allianz purchased the rights to name the stadium for 30 years. Allianz owns the Polish football team Gornik Zabrze. Allianz disrtibution around the world.

9.    Ad for WWF

10.  Adidas
“Bonded By Blood” campaign featuring the All Blacks rugby team in a traditional haka (Maori war dance) pose. Sterilized blood samples from each of the 39 players were mixed with ink to to print 8,000 commemorative posters (photo above).


The WINNERS of the first Brand Equity Quiz

Himanshu Sharma
Organization: Level 3

Just There
Amit Kumar and Bhaskar Bose

Download the question for day 1 from the following link

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mercatique Quiz

MAXIM - Marketing Association of XIM in association with Xquizzite present the Mercatique Online Quiz - the marketing and brand equity quiz. The quizzes will be held on 9.10.09 and 10.10.09 at 10 PM.

Complete details of Mercatique Online Quiz
1. There will be two online quizzes on the following dates –9th October and 10th October 2009. The Theme of the quiz will be Marketing and Brand Equity.
2. The quiz is open to all students and corporates. There is no age or profession barrier.
3. Teams can comprise maximum of 2 members.You can play individually also.
4. Both the quizzes are mixed bag in nature pertaining to various facets of marketing world.The quizzes will be of 45 minutes duration each starting from 10 pm.There will be 10 questions in each quiz and three questions will be star-marked.In case of tie,the star-marked questions will be given higher consideration.
5. The questions will be uploaded in the blog and .The answer sheet will be in MS-Excel format. Please download the answer sheet below.

6. The filled up answer sheet has to reach us ( by 10:45 pm. Entries received after deadline will not be evaluated.
7. The subject of the mail should be Mercatique_Team name_Institute/organisation
8. No prior registration is required.Download the answer sheets and send in your entries with the Name and contact number information to
9. Results of each quiz will be posted on the blog on the subsequent day.
10.The winner of each quiz will get Rs 2000 !!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Qubicle - Day 3 - India Quiz

Here are the Results for The Qubicle India Quiz.

Winner - yet Again R Jayakanthan (Indian Idle). He completes his hatrick and a superlative performance at The Qubicle.

Runners Up - Gopal Kidao


Here are the answers for The Qubicle India Quiz.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Qubicle - Day 2 - Sports and Entertainment Quiz

Phew. Yet again we had a truly overwhelming response. Although there was a wide distance between the men and the boys, the men had to slug it out near the finish line. The result was a photo finish. Here are the winners of day 2.


Runners Up
The Lost Gumbal, Vinod Ganesh and Anil Kumar

Almost There
Diwakar Pingle,
Karanjot Singh,
Gopal Kidao,
Ajay Rao,
Dileep V

Heartiest Congratulations to all!!


This is going to be a Sports and Entertainment Quiz. The Quiz has been uploaded at our Website under the Qubicle tab. Please download all the files ( Questions, Answer Spreadsheet and Rules) . Email us the filled Answersheet by 11 PM to

If you are facing any problem downloading the documents. Please download from the following links

Day 2 - Questions

Answer Sheet
Day 2 Spreadsheet

Day 2 Spreadsheet Link 2

Day 2 Spreadsheet Link 3

Rules Doc

All The Best!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 1 - The Qubicle Business Quiz

Thank You for the amazing response on Day 1. We had a hard time checking all the responses. The competition was tough but two teams narrowing edged their way to the top. We are looking forward to greater participation for the Sports and Entertainment quiz tonight.

Winner: Pirate Latitudes, R. Jayakanthan
Runners Up: Gold Rush, Shashi Shekhar & Shashank Pandey



Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Qubicle - Teaser

The Qubicle - Complete Details

1. There will be three quizzes on the following dates as part of The Qubicle
  • 22.09.2009 - Business Quiz
  • 23.09.2009 - Sports and Entertainment Quiz
  • 24.09.2009 - India Quiz
2. The quiz is open to everyone who is interested. There is no age, institute, profession or any other barrier conceivable.

3. Team size is TWO. You may also play individually.

4. Each of the above quiz will be independent in nature. Each of the quiz will start at 10 PM.

5. The questions will be uploaded in PDF format. The answer sheet will be in MS-Excel format. You have to download both.

6. The filled up answer sheet has to reach us ( by 11 PM. Late entries will be automatically disqualified.

7. The subject line of the mail should be in the format - Qubicle_TeamName

8. No prior registration is required for The Qubicle . All you have to do is fill up the name and address sections in the answer sheet before mailing them to

9. Results of each quiz will be put up in the blog/website the next day before the start of the subsequent quiz.
10. The winner of each quiz gets Rs 2000 and the Runners Up gets Rs 1000.

The Qubicle - online quiz series

Xquizzite – The quizzing association of XIMB proudly presents The Qubicle – The online quiz challenge. The first part of The Qubicle goes live on 22nd September 2009.

This quiz challenge aims at bringing together, on the World Wide Web, the best quizzing talents of the country and beyond. In short this quiz series is open to all. The Qubicle will be a no holds barred quiz which will test the Q-Quotient of the best quizzing brains, irrespective of campus, organisation or profession.

The Qubicle is a series of three online quizzes to be held from 22ndtill 24th September 2009. The quizzes will start at 10 PM every night and continue till 11 PM. The winner of each quiz will receive Rs 2000 cash and the runners up Rs 1000, apart from the certificates of course.The detailed itinerary is as follows

22 Sept - Biz Quiz
23 Sept - Sports and Entertainment Quiz
24 Sept - India Quiz

  • Registration is open for everyone.Participants can play the quiz individually or in teams of two.
  • Questions will be uploaded at 10 PM sharp.
  • Answers to be sent by e-mail to by 11 PM.
  • Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the quiz.
  • Detailed rules will be put up shortly.


Swarup Kumar Kar, 9777686344

Udaya Satapathy, 9238305258

Email -

Blog -

And to get you started here are some aperitifs

1. The secret recipe for which popular food product is kept in a safe in the city of Louisville in the
United States ?
2. It does'nt matter what your second name is ,What matters is what you do with your first. -
Karan Johar . 1972 - Rest is History. Which ad ?


1. Kentucky Fried Chicken; the recipe consists of eleven herbs and spices.
2. Timond Watches. Luxury watch brand 'Timond' has director Karan Johar as its worldwide
brand ambassador.

Monday, September 14, 2009


hello ppl,
Amidst extremely busy schedules and never-gonna-end academics, we flag off the Quirvana Series.
Deadline to answer the questions is by 20th of september,09.
NOTE: Please donot post the answers as comments rather mail it to
1. The following is a patent which belongs to someone who you would hardly associate with the world of patents. Though he is(was) a God in his own forte. Who?

2. Identify the advertiser.

3. Identify the siblings.

4. Following the war of mahabharata, funeral rites were performed for all the fallen. Kunti then requests her sons to perform the rites for Karna as well. When they protest, saying he was a suta, she reveals the truth of his birth. The brothers are shocked to find they have committed fratricide. Yudhishtira in particular is furious with his mother and does something which has become a legacy since then. What does he do?

5. Give me the significance of the below mentioned pic.

6. The duo mentioned below have been immortalised in the World of music in some way.Figure it out and tell me how have they been immortalised.

Nishit Ganatra!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Answers to Xquizzite 2.1

1. The constellation is Southern Cross or Crux. It is depicted in the Australian and New Zealand flags.

2. Capoeira

3. Charles de Gaulle (no one got it right)

4. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) .
Prince Williams and Prince Harry passed out of this academy

5. La persistencia de la memoria (1931) or The Persistence of Memory - The most famous painting by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Xquizzite 2.1

  • Where is this constellation famously depicted?

  • African slaves combined martial art and music to come up with what is shown in the pic below. What is it called?
  • Identify this legendary personality.

  • Identify this place.( known for its royal connections)

  • This painting was conceived when the artist was suffering from severe headache and was staring blankly at melting cheese in his kitchen. The painting and the artist?

Some questions from the Xquizzite opening quiz

Friday, March 20, 2009

How up to date are you?.... Identify

1. Replaces an icon. Who's he?

2. An Indian? Yes. But who?

3. World is in trouble. Important position. Great responsibility. And early troubles. Who?

4. A new CEO of a very common company. Who?

5. A big hint. She brought some cheers to India recently, though indirectly. Who?

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Hi guys,

Here is a set of picture based questions. Hope you like them. Post your answers as comments.

Q1. The skeleton shown is a model of what or whom?

Q2. This place is very famous. A fire broke out there in the previous year. Kindly identify the place shown below. Hint- the stuff lying around are all connected together and were used somewhere. If you can guess where they might have been used, you can get the location of the place.

Q3. What is the occasion?

Q4. Who are these people? They are all connected by a very famous incident which happened last year. Hint- If you can identify the building, you get your answer.

Q5. LOGO Test:

Identify the logos: -




















Thank you all. Hope to see your replies soon.