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THE GREAT INDIAN QUIZ [QRIOSITY 2019]

Open General Quiz on India by Prithwish Datta and Raktim Kumar Nag at QRIOSIY 2019, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

The prelims cut-off was 17.5 and 3/3 on tie-break.

The results were:
FIRST - Piyush Kedia, Bhaskar Datta, Samrat Dutta
SECOND - Partha Abarki, Arindam Dutta, Debanjan Bose
THIRD - Samanway Banerjee, Jayashree Mohanka, Sanjay Mukherjee

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THE GREAT INDIAN QUIZ [QRIOSITY 2019]

  1. 1. PRIZES CASH PRIZES WORTH RS. 7200/- + VOUCHERS WORTH RS. 3000/- F I R S T P R I Z E : R S . 3 0 0 0 / - + V O U C H E R S W O R T H R S . 1 5 0 0 / - S E C O N D P R I Z E : R S . 2 4 0 0 / - + V O U C H E R S W O R T H R S . 9 0 0 / - T H I R D P R I Z E : R S . 1 8 0 0 / - + V O U C H E R S W O R T H R S . 6 0 0 / -
  2. 2. PRIZE SPONSOR
  3. 3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS T I R T H A N K A R N A G T A P A S K U M A R N A G S A Y A N T A N B O S E ( P U P L U D A ) P R I T H W I S H D A T T A S U M A N T R A S A R A T H I D A T T A ? ! C E N T R A L K U N A L M A N D A L S I D D H A R T H A R O Y T I T A S H B A N E R J E A S H A B B I R H A I D E R B E D B Y A S D A T T A A R I N D A M D O T T O H D E B A N J A N B O S E R A K T I M K U M A R N A G S A R B A J I T M I T R A S I D D H A N T A G A R W A L K R I S H N A D E V R O Y A N I K D A S G U P T A P R A T Y O Y D A S S A S W A T A A C H A R Y A B A L A G O P A L S . M E N O N
  4. 4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  5. 5. • Total 1+ 29 28 + 1 questions for 30 points #TYMJ • Q 2 – Q 29 are representations from each state • No negatives, no star questions take guesses • In case of tie we will do old school tie-breakers • Top 8 teams in the finals
  6. 6. Let’s start with the tale of a creation as narrated by the creator. Whose scribbling about a creation of his (0.5) Which artwork, all of you must have seen it in the recent past ? (0.5) 1
  7. 7. Let’s start with the tale of a creation as narrated by the creator. Whose scribbling about a creation of his (0.5) Which artwork which all of you must have seen in recent past ? (0.5) 1
  8. 8. MF Hussain | Tale of Three Cities
  9. 9. 2 Commenting on his dedication and fasting ability the Mahatma once quipped, if only he had eleven more followers like him , freedom from British rule could have been achieved in a year. A champion of Dalit upliftment, on November,1946 he begun a fast-unto-death to demand the opening of all temples in Madras province to Harijans. Who is this man , who Ramchandra Guha believed could have been dubbed the Mercator of India by a certain group?
  10. 10. Potti Sreeramulu
  11. 11. This tributary of the Brahmaputra gets its name from a feature attributable to the lateritic soil. A much larger waterbody in a different continent have a similar name in many Indian languages . However it gets the feature because of the cyanobacterial bloom shown in the image. Name the Indian river ? 3
  12. 12. Lohit
  13. 13. Not all of them may be a hunter and gatherer but connect the images with a short word (0.5) 4 Name the left most animal found in the wild only in an Indian state? (0.5)
  14. 14. Give one common word to connect the images you see (0.5) 4 Name the left most animal found in the wild only in an Indian state?
  15. 15. Pygmy | Pygmy Hog
  16. 16. This wall like structures can be seen guarding which Indian city , that houses the modern Incarnation of a famous institution which met its end after events triggered by Bakhtiyar Khilji ? (0.5) The term for construction like this comes from the belief of classical Greeks that only the mythical giants like Polyphemus had the strength to move the enormous boulders that made up the walls. Who are these type of walls named after? (0.5) 5
  17. 17. Rajgir | Cyclopes
  18. 18. Possible origin of the name of which much in the news Indian district can be explained thus The vastra or cloth of Goddess Danteswari which she spread for acquiring land for the Kakatiya king over a vast area. Local word for land of bamboo, because bamboo is seen over a vast area in the region. The word ‘vistrit’ meaning vast. 6
  19. 19. Bastar
  20. 20. The chicken preparation originated from the Portuguese colonies in the African continent. Thus the name of the dish can be attributed to modification of a diminutive term used in maps and Portuguese parlance to refer to Southern part of Africa. Name the good dish? 7
  21. 21. Give one common word to connect the images you see (0.5) 4 Name the left most animal found in the wild only in an Indian state?
  22. 22. Chicken Cafreal
  23. 23. The Jai Hind Estate in Bhuleswar is the first address where the migrating Gujarati family settled in a new city. What is the current address of the Aden born chemical engineer from the family? 8
  24. 24. Antilia
  25. 25. This is a still from the 1963 production of a play directed by Ebrahim Alkazi. The play opens with the sound of a conch shell followed by the chorus announcing: “This is a story of blind people, or is it a story of light told through the blind?” Name the play/location where the play is set? Where was this iconic production staged? 9
  26. 26. Kurukshetra | Feroz Shah Kotla
  27. 27. Visual treat from a film based on whose life? 10
  28. 28. Nainsukh
  29. 29. In which town, founded by the Colonization Society of India in 1933, would you find this unique tourist spot that has a Hindu temple, Gurudwara and mosque all at the same place? Named after Ernest, a Kolkata-based businessman, the town was established as a homeland to a community and came into limelight thanks to a 2016 film based on a story written by the father of the director. 11
  30. 30. Mccluskieganj
  31. 31. Raja,Rani, Rocket, Roarer are names associated with which tourist attraction with a tautological name ? Seen here in the visual is a picture clicked by Deen Dayal in 1902 which is part of 'Autumn Tour of H.E. Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India. 1900’ collection. 12
  32. 32. Diana and Behrouz Edulji 'Autumn Tour of H.E. Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India. 1900'.
  33. 33. Jog Falls
  34. 34. Aarachaar is a Malayalam language novel by K R Meera, where she narrates the story of a Bengali family with a long lineage, beginning in the fourth century BC. The protagonist of the novel, Chetna, is a strong and tenacious woman who wants to inherit the profession Of her forefathers. What is the family profession ? (0.5) What is the family surname, probably inspired by the documentary about a day in the life of a man ? (0.5) 13
  35. 35. Hangman | Mallick
  36. 36. The safa worn by Ranbir Singh is a specimen of a particular pattern, generally used in sarees that are weaved with distinctive designs involving stripes, checks and floral borders. Name the saree or the Madhya Pradesh town which lends its name to it. 14
  37. 37. Diana and Behrouz Edulji 'Autumn Tour of H.E. Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor-General of India. 1900'.
  38. 38. Maheshwari | Maheshwar
  39. 39. Thanks to its founder’s interest in the arts, this unlikely place has an extensive artwork collection featuring works of people like Hussain, Souza, Gaitonde etc. Which institution, who runs public outreach initiative dubbed ‘Chai and Why’? 15
  40. 40. TIFR
  41. 41. The costume of Radha and the gopis is collectively referred to as the Potloi and consists of the cylindrical Kumin or Phumila or Kumil skirt and the upper Poswan or Poswak skirt. These are used in which artform, one of the eight in a list to be given classical status by a national body. 16
  42. 42. Manipuri dance
  43. 43. Dempo has the distinction of achieving this double when they won a tournament in 2015-16 after their successful domination of Indian football in the same decade. However , they would have probably liked to not achieve this at the first place. 17 More fairytale is the story of the only other club to achieve this double when as a logical progression of an earlier triumph they won the second event . Which football club? What feat?
  44. 44. Aizwal FC | Winning I league and 2nd div
  45. 45. 18 Which current Indian chief minister is named after the man shown here?
  46. 46. Conrad Sangma
  47. 47. In which Indian city would this sporting arena transcend into a place of historic significance? 19
  48. 48. Kohima | Battle of Tennis Court
  49. 49. This service was first introduced in the Koraput district in 1946 in the immediate wake of World War II. In no time, the service had spread to almost 24 districts with over 700 sturdy participant of the Belgian Homer variety at work. But due to advancement in technology, the once flourishing service has come down to just two stations—Cuttack and Angul—for ornamental purposes. Which service, unique to Odisha, is being talked about? 20
  50. 50. Pigeon Mail
  51. 51. The play Ek Mulaqat by Saif Hyder is part of his attempt to pen a trilogy on unrequited love, His second ‘Gardish Mein Taare’ was about the turbulent marriage of Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt and a planned third is about Ustad Bade Ghulam Khan and Gauhar Jaan. Ek Mulaqat , narrates the chance meeting of which couple? 21
  52. 52. Amrita Pritam | Sahir Ludhianvi
  53. 53. The 'dough' for an iconic GI tagged product is prepared by mixing quartz, glass, rock salt, gum for binding, saji (sodium bicarbonate) and Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth). Its characteristic color comes due to the usage of cobalt dioxide. Which product is being talked about? Give a three-word chromatic answer. 22
  54. 54. Jaipur Blue Pottery
  55. 55. Pang Lhabsol, the festival unique to Sikkim commemorates the consecration of which guardian deity treasured by the people of Sikkim 23
  56. 56. Kanchenjunga
  57. 57. Which film is the Tamil film Tamizh Padam 2 alluding here 24
  58. 58. Godfather
  59. 59. Which individual wrote the storyline for this autobiographical Tinkle comics titled “ It happened to Me” which narrates an incident when an Arjuna awardee helped her to complete school notes after she lost her books. 25
  60. 60. P V Sindhu
  61. 61. Which individual completes this set of Hall of Fame inductee class of 2019. While at it, name the HoF or the awarding body. 26
  62. 62. Somdev Devvarman | ITA /College Tennis Hall of Fame
  63. 63. He was in pursuit of a century when a meeting changed his life and it was never the same again for him. He stopped with 99 victims and a transformed man. Seen here is the stupa dedicated to him , part of the Jetavana monastery at Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh. Who is the digital maven person? 27
  64. 64. Angulimala
  65. 65. Seen here is the newsletter of an educational institute named after the founder. The founder set up a pair of institution in North India modelled on Lawrence School, Sanawar and named it after the small Welsh village from where she hailed. Identify the educational institution? 28
  66. 66. Welham
  67. 67. The alliterative name of the book is arrived at by adding the name of the artform used for the illustration and the global children’s classic that is narrated in that style. Name the book? 29
  68. 68. Patua Pinocchio
  69. 69. A member of the Nehru cabinet, he had no portfolio but was roped in for a specific role.He had the requisite skillset for the job based on his work experience from 1937-43. What ‘work’ of his brought him back to popular consciousness of late? 30
  70. 70. Drafted Article 370 | Gopalaswami Ayyangar
  71. 71. FINALS
  72. 72. PRIZE SPONSOR
  73. 73. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  74. 74. • Clockwise 7 Questions | 7 * 10 • Written Round - N 4 Questions | 4*5 • Clockwise 7 Questions | 7*10 • Written Round - E 5 Questions | 5*5 • Anticlockwise 7 Questions | 7*10 • Written Round – W 4 Questions | 4*5 • Anticlockwise 7 Questions | 7*10 • Written Round – S 5 Questions | 5*5 The Fight for 370
  75. 75. • 7 Questions direct • 10 points each ; Part points on offer as specified • We encourage pounce so 10/-5 • Chimp off , we’ll decide when to award points Clockwise-I
  76. 76. The basis for which bet centered on the protagonist reading an article, that stated - the section between Rothal and Allahabad, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, has been opened ? (5) Inspired by the journey of the protagonist, British Indian writer Monisha Rajesh crisscrossed India taking a predetermined number of trains. What did she dub her photographer companion in the journey. The name derives from the French phrase for all purpose.(5) 1
  77. 77. Fogg crossing the world |Passepartout
  78. 78. What commonly believed and propagated trivia can be busted by citing these examples from Kullu, Kumbakonam, Tirupattur,Barmer, and Panaji? (5) If a group of people from closer home is to be believed , who knows the final outcome of these cinematic moments? (5) 2
  79. 79. Pushkar is home to the world’s only Bramha Temple|Bramha by CHandrabindoo
  80. 80. Which modern pan Asian restaurant chain shares its name with an American edible import which in most Indian languages derives its name from the Peruvian word for it or the fact that it was confused to be melons. Football loving Bengalis may confuse it to be a Portuguese import though. The restaurant is helmed by a son of a legend . The father famously transformed a local culinary delight from a small UP town into a national craze. As the story goes, he serenaded the family with the secret recipe with alcohol to get insights into what may have possibly been first cooked to solve a teething problem for either pilgrims or local royalty. Which dish ? (5) 3
  81. 81. Papaya| Kakori Kebab
  82. 82. His first moniker resulted because of his leadership in the Bardoli Satyagraha. Another of his famous epithet resulted from his role two decades later and his abilities to negotiate with a group of around 500. Who?(5) On whose life story is the play ‘Mengoubi’ based ? (5) 4
  83. 83. Sardar Patel the Iron Man | Irom Sharmila Iron Lady
  84. 84. In this sequence from SoTY 2 our man Tiger after being snubbed by his love interest is being chided by his friends by quoting an example from almost two and half decades back . A certain someone decided to live her life on her own accord then and didn’t reciprocate Parmit Sethi’s love. Who is the couple in question his friend refer to? (5) The subtitle writers however uses example from an early nineteenth century work where a certain Mr. Fitzwilliam is up against a Mr. Wickham. Which work is referenced in the subtitle?(5) 5
  85. 85. Raj + Simran | Pride and Prejudice
  86. 86. Which West Indian competition was named after this Trinidad born gentleman who played 4 test matches in his career. One team in the late eighties and mid nineties dominated the tournament so much that the final was between two teams Divided by medium of instruction. Which was the dominant team? 6
  87. 87. Harris Shield | Saradashram
  88. 88. Khal Torabully, a Mauritian-French author and poet of Indian origin, once described what as a source not only of the dissolution of identity, but also of beauty and reconstruction, leading to what he terms a ‘coral imaginary’? Two visuals on the next slide to help you tide over? 7
  89. 89. Kala Pani
  90. 90. • 4 Questions • 5 points each for the answer with numbers NORTH
  91. 91. “The idea was to build a search engine wherein you typed the phone number, and it told you who the number belonged to. But telcos weren’t providing the data, they wanted us to do content management instead! They wanted astrology services!... …Here, was a customer willing to pay…that decided it in the end. It is important to do what you want but also important to survive. The astrology business helped me survive. I had 40 astrologers working for me in three shifts.” The starting years of which company is being discussed here? 1
  92. 92. To what end would a certain emperor regularly use sixteen young slaves from the harem to make the best of this courtyard? 2
  93. 93. This was built by the Kachchhapaghata king Devapala around 11th century CE. It is said that it was the venue of providing education in astrology and mathematics based on the transit of the Sun. There's supposed to be 13 more of this of which two major ones are in Odisha. The unique shape has helped it survive a lot of earthquakes over the centuries and that’s apparently one of the reasons why it inspired something of national importance. What is being talked about? 3
  94. 94. Divided into two sections – upper and lower, it was initially established to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to a capital city. Thanks to the Maharajas, it has been a protected area since 1910. Which place, closely associated with the lateral clue shown here, is being talked about? 4
  95. 95. “The idea was to build a search engine wherein you typed the phone number, and it told you who the number belonged to. But telcos weren’t providing the data, they wanted us to do content management instead! They wanted astrology services!... …Here, was a customer willing to pay…that decided it in the end. It is important to do what you want but also important to survive. The astrology business helped me survive. I had 40 astrologers working for me in three shifts.” The starting years of which company is being discussed here?
  96. 96. To what end would a certain emperor regularly use sixteen young slaves from the harem to make the best of this courtyard?
  97. 97. This was built by the Kachchhapaghata king Devapala around 11th century CE. It is said that it was the venue of providing education in astrology and mathematics based on the transit of the Sun. There's supposed to be 13 more of this of which two major ones are in Odisha. The unique shape has helped it survive a lot of earthquakes over the centuries and that’s apparently one of the reasons why it inspired something of national importance. What is being talked about?
  98. 98. Chausath Yogini Temple
  99. 99. Divided into two sections – upper and lower, it was initially established to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to a capital city. Thanks to the Maharajas, it has been a protected area since 1910. Which place, closely associated with the lateral clue shown here, is being talked about?
  100. 100. Dachigam
  101. 101. • 7 Questions direct • 10 points each ; Part points on offer as specified • We encourage pounce so 10/-5 • Chimp off , we’ll decide when to award points Anticlockwise-I
  102. 102. This former trader from JM Financials first made money through inter city stock arbitration. With this capital he bought land and in 1994 had a windfall gain when frost in Brazil ensured he could sell his produce at a premium. Who is the man in question? (5) One of the produce from his group is the product which singularly focuses on the origin of it. Which rich country is this product supposedly from ? 1
  103. 103. Ruslan Chagev | Uzbekistan
  104. 104. V G Siddhartha | Costa Rica
  105. 105. Seen here in a cartoon from the 50s is a gentleman portrayed as Vasudeva carrying his child away under the gauge of the Indian government in the form of Dr. Radhakrishnan. Krishna in the image here was born because of suggestions tabled by an enquiry committee with the Maharaja of Burdwan and the noted physicist Dr. Meghnad Saha as members. Who is the man in question? (5) What is he seen protecting here? (5) 2
  106. 106. Ruslan Chagev | Uzbekistan
  107. 107. Dr B C Roy | Damodar Valley Corporation
  108. 108. Set in the 4th century, this 1966 film required the costume designer to visit Ajanta Caves to study the frescoes of that time. Which contemporary of Gautam Buddha and Mahavira has been played by Sunil Dutt here? (5) Who is the costume designer ? (5) 3
  109. 109. Ajatshatru| Bhanu Athaiya
  110. 110. What have we blanked out from the two visuals here, marking two of the finest moment in the 1971 narrative. 4
  111. 111. Tangail | Longewala
  112. 112. First and last recipient of two different awards with common benefactor. Name the two awards. (5+5) 5
  113. 113. Jnanpith Award | Moortidevi Award
  114. 114. This was promoted as the latest collaboration between two individuals. Name the two people. (5) While talking about their first well known collaboration from 1993, one of them dubbed the other as the oldest kid in film industry. Which work? (5) 6
  115. 115. Jungle Jungle | Vishal Bharadwaj and Gulzar
  116. 116. This law was adopted keeping in view the situations in an Indian state. However surprisingly most people who got involved was from Gujarat where the people in power used it to subdue a right wing Kisan morcha Which law? (4) Two of the most famous implementation of the same was centered around a 1993 Pali Hill event and one where 26 people were sentenced to death. Identify the two famous cases? (3+3) 7
  117. 117. TADA | Rajiv Gandhi Assassination and Sanjay Dutt
  118. 118. • 5 Questions • 5 points each for short answers and shorter questions EAST
  119. 119. 1) Which is the smallest district of Assam, the latest to be accorded a district status? 2) Which Dover born gentleman was the anthropological adviser to the Government of NEFA? 3) In which largest-of-its-kind wetland would you find eco-tourists sites like Breakfast Island, Honeymoon Island, Becon Island, and Manikpatna? 4) Which Vidhu Binod Chopra film name can finish the title of a Bollywood autobiography which screamed out the vociferousness of the actor? 5) Which colorful two time Wimbledon finalist won the national Tennis championship in 1967?
  120. 120. 1) Majuli 2) Verrier Elwin 3) Chilika Lake 4) Khamoshi 5) Illie Nastase
  121. 121. • 7 Questions direct • 10 points each ; Part points on offer as specified • We encourage pounce so 10/-5 • Chimp off , we’ll decide when to award points Clockwise-II
  122. 122. This is the coat of arms of Mewar. The figure on the left is of a Bhil. Which historical event led to this unusual inclusion? Seen here is the resting ground for which participant of the event ? (5) 1
  123. 123. Haldighati | Chetak
  124. 124. This award for the popularization of Science is UNESCO’s oldest prize, created in 1951 following a donation from which foundation? (5) Which former winner of the medal is also an Emmy winner and a nominee for 2019? (5) 2
  125. 125. Kalinga Foundation | David Attenborough
  126. 126. Which institution started with only one employee, Sabhapati Mishra whose additional job was to distribute the output from his company to nearby villages and conduct public recitals and reading out of books like history of the Agg/g/gg arwals?(5) The periodical shown here saw genesis in a comment by a stalwart that the Marwari Mahasabha should have separate Journal for religion and not mix it with community issues . Which individual, who refuted all requests from this institution to =pen an article for the periodical, more so after a 1948 event in his compound? (5) 3
  127. 127. Gita Press Gorakhpur| G D Birla
  128. 128. Till date India have won 49 World championship in this sport including all age groups and form. The most by an individual in this is by the one who started it all in 1987. Name this legend? (5) Which champion athlete is the second in the list with four world championship win till date? (5) 4
  129. 129. Anand | Humpy
  130. 130. From the writing of the fiery lady in question, we extract a poem written by a man from the hills. Which event was the backdrop for the peom?(5) Which 1854 narrative poem is this modelled on?(5) 5
  131. 131. Chittagong Armory Raid | Charge of Light Brigade
  132. 132. A Myth of Two Souls by artist Vasantha Yogananthan is inspired by associated with something and its pervasiveness in everyday Indian life. artist retraces a legendary route from the north to south India for his work. What forms the backdrop for the work?(5) What are the seven chapters of the work Supposed to represent?(5) 6
  133. 133. Ramayana | Seven Kandas
  134. 134. Literally meaning “land of the singing waves”, which former European colony has been depicted in this 17th century painting? Two possible answers will be accepted. This drone video shows one of the few remnants of a colony that was acquired by the British in 1825 in exchange for the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Name the colony. 7
  135. 135. Tharangambadi/Tranquebar | Chuchura/Chinsurah
  136. 136. • 4 Questions on UNESCO Heritage Sites • 5 points each on offer WEST
  137. 137. You will watch a clip from a 1980 film with an alliterative title. One part of the title refers to a popular folk theatre form from Western India. In which heritage site was this scene shot? 1
  138. 138. This is from the pages of a non profit diarist, a page that traces and narrates tales from what specific things peppering an Indian metropolis? 2
  139. 139. Whose severed head is seen here in this painting featuring Jahangir? Which city that is the gateway to two remarkable destination was established by him? 3
  140. 140. What once in a decade activity are the people here queueing for? Where are these good holy people standing? 4
  141. 141. You will watch a clip from a 1980 film with an alliterative title. One part of the title refers to a popular folk theatre form from Western India. In which heritage site was this scene shot?
  142. 142. Rani Ki Vav
  143. 143. This is from the pages of a non profit diarist which traces and narrates tales from what specific things peppering an Indian metropolus?
  144. 144. Whose severed head is seen here in This painting featuring Jahangir? Which city that is the gateway to two remarkable Indian wonder was established by him?
  145. 145. What once in a decade activity are the people here queueing here for? Where are these good holy people standing?
  146. 146. • 7 Questions direct • 10 points each ; Part points on offer as specified • We encourage pounce so 10/-5 • Chimp off , we’ll decide when to award points Anticlockwise-II
  147. 147. The author Aabid Surti quotes a book he read on the life of people from certain vocation as an inspiration for creating the Bahadur series. Whose work, that more famously inspired another magnum opus involving a family member of his and was shot in Karnataka. 1
  148. 148. Tarun Kumar Bhaduri
  149. 149. This work by Pune-based artist Rajyashri Goody is a a rebellion against the hierarchies of caste and an ‘ironic cookbook that remind us how food is caught tightly in the web of caste' . The work includes mention of food in the writing of Dalit authors coupled With Laddoos. What served as the raw material for the Laddoos, most probably a version from ‘Calcutta with Kulluka Bhatta commentary’? 2
  150. 150. Manusmriti Pulp
  151. 151. This princely state in India was the first to declare Hindi as a national language, however the dialect spoken here gets its name from the Land of the tiger . Which princely state also the name for a venerated Indian water body. Which two in a group of nine were sent from here by Maharaja Ramchandra Singh to a friend of his who grew up with him but later ascended a much grander throne. 3
  152. 152. Rewa | Birbal and Tansen
  153. 153. The latest album by the Mumbai based Gumbal is billed by the group as a fictional reimagining and representation of the thoughts going through someone’s head around fife decades ago. Whose fictional playlist? The man when he visited Mumbai was gifted something that gave him a chance to be richer by Rs 3-lakh during Diwali as the belief was that his recent luck will rub on here. What was the gift? 4
  154. 154. Armstrong’s List | Maharashtra State Lottery
  155. 155. The final match of the event saw the favorites take on the hosts but torrential rainfall and muddy ground slowed the almost cricketesque goal scoring rate of the favorites. The star player then decided to make a switch and soon things were back on track. The switch was denouncement of an object that is often thought as a reason the vanquished hosts later went to win another famous final 18 years later. Who is the star player ? (5) What switch did he make? (5) 5
  156. 156. Dhyanchand| Studded shoes taken off
  157. 157. How can you connect these three clues to an unconfirmed etymology? Explain two of the connections for full points. 6
  158. 158. The region is locally known as Sairandhrivanam. And it is thought that the name is an anglicised version of Sairandhri (aka Draupadi) Second theory is the perceived absence of the noisy cicadas Third theory suggests that the name was derived from the Lion Tailed Macaques whose binomial name is Macaca Silenus. Silent Valley National Park
  159. 159. Shown here are costume design for dramatic representation of which (5) Which character’s attire is shown in the last slide?(5) 7
  160. 160. Haroun and the Sea of Stories | Khatam Sud
  161. 161. • 5 Questions • 5 points each for the answers with a pattern SOUTH
  162. 162. Roorkee was a potential alternative location but lost out as the city received no financial backing. The place that won the race had the backing of the royal family from the state which not only gave the 371 acres of land but also provided Rs. 5 lakh towards capital expenditure and Rs. 50,000 annually. Money for the remaining annual expenses came from the endowment of a Bombay based gentleman and the Government. What was being set up thus? 1
  163. 163. The Chidambaram Nataraja temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja – Shiva as the lord of dance in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. The temple wall carvings display almost 108 form of transitions mentioned in which text divided in 36 chapters. 2
  164. 164. The Official Anthem of the team from Dindigul in the TNPL 2018 is Idhu Neruppuda. Here is another song titled Neruppuda that can be helpful to figure out the meaning of the song. Based on these name the ‘animal’ whose name is used by the alliterative franchise? 3
  165. 165. This company was formed by a set of cousins who had issue with the quality of an item bought from local grocery stores. Named after their original set of products it recently created the concept of the World Vada day on 8th August. ID the company? 4
  166. 166. About a 45 year-old decision, possibly taken by a certain Priyadarshini, two of the most important stakeholders had this to say? XY: I think it was a bad call ZY: “As a sportsman I was disappointed, but as an individual I took pride in the fact that my government made the right call,” Give the common proper noun, and which decision were the two individuals reacting to. 5
  167. 167. Roorkee was a potential alternative location but lost out as the city received no financial backing. The place that won the race had the backing of the royal family from the state which not only gave the 371 acres of land but also provided Rs. 5 lakh towards capital expenditure and Rs. 50,000 annually. Money for the remaining annual expenses came from the endowment of a Bombay based gentleman and the Government. What was being set up thus?
  168. 168. IISC
  169. 169. The Chidambaram Nataraja temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja – Shiva as the lord of dance in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. The temple wall carvings display almost 108 form of transitions mentioned in which text divided in 36 chapters.
  170. 170. The Official Anthem of the team from Dindigul in the TNPL 2018 is Idhu Neruppuda. Here is another song titled Neruppuda that can be helpful to figure out the meaning of the song. Based on these name the ‘animal’ whose name is used by the alliterative franchise?
  171. 171. Dragon
  172. 172. This company was formed by a set of cousins who had issue with the quality of an item bought from local grocery stores. Named after their original set of products it recently created the concept of the World Vada day on 8th August. ID the company?
  173. 173. About a 45 year-old decision, possibly taken by a certain Priyadarshini, two of the most important stakeholders had this to say. XY: I think it was a bad call ZY: As a sportsman I was disappointed, but as an individual I took pride in the fact that my government made the right call Give the common proper noun, and say which decision were the two individuals reacting to.
  174. 174. Amritraj | Boycotting Davis Cup Final
  175. 175. IISC Natyasashtra Dragon ID Amritraj
  176. 176. Thank You
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