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1. Identify the title of this work that has
appeared on multiple top-10-books-of-2014
lists. Without the cover, the 5-letter title could
easily be mistaken for a work on mathematics.
2. In 2000, designers at IDEO created this
Ultimate Cubicle in an attempt to address the
myriad issues connected with partition-based
offices: lack of personal control, absence of
privacy, inadequate space and tools, and so on.
Based on whose request did they take up this
3. In geometry, it is the largest cube that can pass
through a hole cut through a unit cube (each side’s
length 1). Its side length is approximately 6% larger
than that of the unit cube through which it passes. It
is named after ____ who has a more fanciful
“science toy” (also known as Dutch tears) named
after him. According to a story recounted in 1693 by
English mathematician John Wallis, ____ wagered
that a hole could be cut through a cube, large
enough to let another cube of the same size pass
through it. Wallis showed that in fact such a hole
was possible and ____ won his wager. Who?
4. Covers of 2 soundtrack albums: ____ –
Volume Alpha (released on March 4, 2011) and
____ – Volume Beta (released on November 9,
2013). Both contain ambient electronic music
produced by German composer Daniel "C418"
Rosenfeld. What soundtrack are we talking
6. Which company sold these computer
workstations from 1990 until 1993? Its design
influenced the Power Mac G4 Cube, the cult
model debuted by Apple in 2000 (and
designed by Jonathan Ive).
NeXT, founded by Steve Jobs after he was
forced out of Apple.
7. During the 1911 Salon des Indépendants,
the hanging committee ensured that the works
of Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henri Le
Fauconnier, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger
and Marie Laurencin are shown together in
Room 41. The result of the group show was a
major scandal and made what everlasting
contribution to the world of art?
Popularised the term ‘Cubists’. ‘Cubism’ would
follow soon after.
8. The ‘cubit’ is an ancient unit of length. The
term is still used in hedge laying, to determine
the interval between stakes placed within the
hedge. It comes from the Latin cubitum – what
does it mean? The methodology frequently
used in hedge laying or how a cubit is
measured without a tape should give a hint.
Elbow. It is usually the length of the forearm
from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.
9. It is a highball made of cola, lime, and dark
or light rum. Bacardi says it is the world's
second most popular drink. Identify.
10. According to Wikipedia, he “is often
depicted as a dwarf, with fair complexion and a
big belly. He is described as having three legs,
only eight teeth, one eye, and being adorned
with jewels. He is sometimes depicted riding a
man. The description of deformities like the
broken teeth, three legs, three heads and four
arms appear only in the later Puranic texts. He
holds a mace, a pomegranate or a money bag
in his hand. He may also carry a sheaf of jewels
or a mongoose with him.” Who?
14. Jacob Christoph Rad was a Swiss-born
Czech entrepreneur and a factory director in
Dačice in Moravia. In the 1840s, his wife
Juliana Rad complained about frequent finger
injuries and asked for a way to make their
afternoon ritual more enjoyable. His
innovation was to use a press to process
something, and he soon presented a box of
them to his wife. He patented this specialized
press in 1843. What did he thus invent?
17. Who? About What? Fill in the blank.
“On awakening he appeared to himself to have a distinct
recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper,
instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here
preserved. At this moment he was unfortunately called out
by a person on business from ____, and detained by him
above an hour, and on his return to his room, found, to his
no small surprise and mortification, that though he still
retained some vague and dim recollection of the general
purport of the vision, yet, with the exception of some eight
or ten scattered lines and images, all the rest had passed
away like the images on the surface of a stream into which a
stone has been cast, but, alas! without the after restoration
of the latter!”