Friday, 13 December 2013

Brainwiz 2013

Brainwiz prelims questions which was conducted across 4 centers in Kerala by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam

Part 1

1. Although most people think of him as an economist, he holds a joint appointment in the Dept. of Sociology. He is famous for extending economic analysis beyond classical economic behaviour involving saving and investing and into more traditionally sociological areas such as crime, discrimination, and family structure and dynamics. Names this University of Chicago professor, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics.

2. This was a legendary female Bengal tiger for an estimated 430 deaths in Nepal and Kumaon area in India, mostly during the 19th century .Her attacks have been listed in the Guinness Book of The world Records as the highest number of fatalities from a tiger. She was shot in 1970 by Jim Corbett.

3. * One example of it is the problem of the male barber who shaves everyone in his village and who does not shave himself. Does he shave himself of not? Stated more formally, let set A be an element of set M if and only if set A is not an element of set A, i.e. M is the set of all sets that do not contain themselves. Name this logical contradiction, which shows some fundamental problems with Cantor and Frege's set theory and which is named for its discoverer, a 20th century British logician and philosopher.

 4. * X was born on December 4, 1898 in Watrap, Tamil Nadu. His father was a farmer-scholar deeply versed in Tamil and Sanskrit literature in 1920, X went to work with C.V. Raman at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (then Calcutta). There he engaged himself in experimental study of the scattering of light in a large number of liquids and its theoretical interpretations. He played a significant role in the discovery of the Raman Effect. Name X 5. Snake boat race season of Kerala heralds with which famous Boat race. Name the Boat race.

6. * When the term "X “was coined and popularized by Eric Drexler. It referred to a future manufacturing technology based on molecular machine systems. The premise was that molecular scale biological analogies of traditional machine components demonstrated molecular machines were possible: by the countless examples found in biology, it is known that sophisticated, stochastically optimized biological machines can be produced. Solve for X.

7. * 1) Hasan Ali Shah Mehalatee
2) Ali Shah
3) Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah
4) Prince Karim Al Hussein (incumbent) they all held a title. What title?

8. The meaning of “X” as per Malayalam Dictionary –‘sabdatharavaly’ of Sreekandeswaram - is Ananthanasayanan (The land of lord vishnu).It is believed that the Lord Rama and Lakshmana during their period of exile visited this hillside.Upon the request of the sages Lakshmana killed many demons that were a threat and nuisance to sages. Thus the place came to be called ‘Vijayadri’ in Sanskrit.The name means ‘hill of victory’ .Solve for X.

 9. X was born in 3rd Dec 1889 in Habibpur to Laxmi priya devi & Troilokyanath Basu he lost his parents when he was 6 .He was one of the youngest revolutionaries early in the Indian independent movement, he was hanged by the British government when he was only 18 years old, Moreover he was the hero who hurled first bomb to British.

10. He played a minor role in the Manhattan Project and claimed that he had come to America because his help was not needed to construct nuclear weapons. He conceived of the principle of complementarity and, after studying under Ernest Rutherford, he introduced the ideas that electrons could drop from higher orbits to lower orbits, emitting a photon, and that chemical properties were largely determined by the number of electrons in the outer orbits. Who is this Danish physicist, best known for his model of the atom?

11. * One of the most prominent (and archeologically feasible) ideas about the siege of this city was that it was overthrown by angry Canaanite peasants. Another idea (based mainly on the book of Judges) suggests a peaceful infiltration over time by Israelites coming down from the hill country. A third theory, based on a literal interpretation of the Bible, has been highly criticized because the archaeological record shows no evidence of this being a walled city during this time period. This describes what city which the book of Joshua says was conquered by vigorous screaming from an army of Israelites?

 12. * A former member of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, his many awards include the ACM’s Alan Turing Award in 2004 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, both shared with Robert Kahn. Recently he has worked with Adrian Hooke on the Interplanetary Internet study committee for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and in 2005 he was hired by Google Inc. as “Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist.” Along with Kahn, he is widely credited with the co-invention of the ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol. Name this hearing impaired computer scientist.

13. It may become inflamed when infected by either HIB or Streptococcus pneumonia and malformation of this organ can be responsible for breathing difficulties in children as well as for sleep apnea. It serves as protection for the air passage through the larynx and is one of the three cartilaginous structures which make up the voice box. Which is the organ/cartilage.

14. This Roman province, situated to the south of Cilicia and Cappadocia, boasted major nodes of the Silk Road in Apamea, Tyre, and Palmyra. It supplied the ill-fated 12th Legion that was sent to suppress the Great Revolt of 66 CE, and following the Bar Kokhba Revolt, it absorbed Judea and suffixed the word "Palaestina" to its name, although the capital remained at Antioch. Its largest city, Aleppo, is still the largest city of a modern country of the same name, which along with Egypt, sparked the Yom Kippur War against Israel. Name the country.

15. Name the two Hollywood actors both nominated 7 times for Oscar without winning an Oscar .One being honoured with honorary Oscar and both acted together, Identify two .

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