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Political history and election quiz

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Election and political history quiz conducted by QuriousU.
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Political history and election quiz

  1. 1. क्विज मास्टर -- समर्थ शुक्ल
  2. 2.  This Quiz has following format---  Clockwise pounce(9)  Written round(5)  Anticlockwise pounce(9)  Party round(8)  Long connect
  3. 3.  Total of nine questions.  On pounce +20/-10.  On bounce +10/0.
  4. 4.  Starting with a simple one.  The LegislativeAssembly of this state has 111 seats of which 24 seats are kept officially vacant.  Which state and why this curious configuration?
  5. 5.  J&K  These seats are designated for the territorial constituencies of the state that lies in Pakistan- administered Kashmir.
  6. 6.  Which type of election uses either Potassium perchlorate,Anthracene, Sulphur OR Potassium chlorate, Lactose / milk sugar, Colophony / pine rosin at the time of result declaration.  The winner is declared as the leader of 1.2 Billion people.
  7. 7.  White/black smoke during Pope’s election  Leader of Roman Catholic Church.
  8. 8.  Liberia is a west African Country. In 1927, Charles D.B. King won re-election to the presidency with 2,34,000 votes. But he was forced out of office a few years later when the League of Nations published a report implicating King and his party in the use of slave labor to build roads and public works.  But this election was so unique that it found its mention in the Guinness Book ofWorld Record.  What was so special about the election?
  9. 9.  Liberia only had 15,000 registered voters at the time.  Guinness Book ofWorld Records dubbed the election as most fraudulent ever.
  10. 10.  Kadhim used to repair the motorcycles of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before falling out of favour and being jailed for a year and a half and says that 14–15 members of his family were killed by the Ba'athist regime. When the Americans reached the outskirts of Baghdad, he did something to aid Americans.  Kadhim says that after the invasion, "Things started to get worse every year. Saddam has gone, but now in his place we have 1,000 Saddams. Bush and Blair are definitely liars".  He now says, " I feel pain and shame. I ask myself, why did I _______. " What did Kadhim Sharif regrets playing a part in ?
  11. 11.  The destruction of the Firdos Square statue was started by kadhim that marked the symbolic end of the Battle of Baghdad.
  12. 12.  Graça Machel was the first lady of Mozambique having married to President Samora Machel from 1975 to 1986.  But it was the second marriage ofGraça Machel which made her the only women to achieve some record.  Whom did she married and what was the record ?
  13. 13.  Graça Machel is the only woman to have been the first lady of two different countries, having once been married to President Samora Machel of Mozambique and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa
  14. 14.  The X is a label given to the various U.S.-backed and funded right-wing militant groups that were active from 1979 to the early 1990s in opposition to the left-wing, socialist Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction government in Nicaragua. Among the separate X groups, the Nicaraguan Democratic Force(FDN) emerged as the largest by far.  A game has been named X ,the ending theme of the original game was titled "Sandinista" ,after the adversaries of the real-life X.
  15. 15.  CONTRA
  16. 16.  Jeremiah Denton, a pilot with the rank of U.S. Navy Commander during theVietnamWar was Captured by the NorthVietnamese, he was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for seven years and seven months. About ten months after his capture, Denton became part of a propaganda campaign for NorthVietnam. On the 2nd of Mary, 1966, a Japanese journalist interviewed him for a television broadcast.(video)  Although his captors had instructed Denton to answer the journalist’s questions in a particular way. He said that he was treated well. But after the video, USA came to know the torture faced by their captive soldiers inVietnam.
  17. 17.  He managed to convey the truth by blinking “TORTURE” in Morse code.
  18. 18.  On March 30, 1981 there was an assassination attempt on President Reagan. Jerry Parr (pictured on the left) was one of the Secret Service agents on duty. His decisions no doubt saved President Reagan’s life.  Agent Parr had wanted to be in the Secret Service since a young boy, when he watched a 1939 movie called “Code of the Secret Service”, with a ‘X’ playing the part of Agent Brass Bancroft.  Who was ‘X’?
  19. 19.  Ronald Reagan himself !!!  Ronald Reagan played a role in a movie which caused a young boy to make a career choice and then save the actor president’s own life 42 years later.
  20. 20.  A warlord and nobleman during the 14th Century_____ was renowned as a military tactician whose warfare killed some 17 million people. In 1941, Joseph Stalin sent a team of archaeologists to open _____’s tomb in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, much to the alarm of local residents. Upon opening the tomb, the team discovered an inscription: “Whoever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.”  What event happened the next day? Whose tomb was opened by Stalin?
  21. 21.  Adolf Hitler’s troops invaded Russia; an estimated 26 million people died as a result.  Warlord was Timur the Lame orTimurlane
  22. 22.  This round consists of 5 questions.  +10 for every right answer.  Bonus +10 for full house.
  23. 23.  This slogan was coined by Devraj Urs, a veteran Congress leader and Karnataka CM in 1978, for Indira Gandhi's by-election from ________. But soon after the Janta Party government fell in 1980, it became Indira's slogan for the general election. She won handsomely to mark her comeback to power.  Some say that this political one-liner, mocking the opposition, was created by Congressman poet SrikantVerma. Identify the slogan.
  24. 24.  Amitabh Bachchan gave a clean chit to Samajwadi Party by suggesting that ________ was low in the Uttar Pradesh, during 2007 elections. He was served a notice by the Uttar Pradesh Information Commission seeking explanation for this.  Identify this slogan.
  25. 25.  A popular slogan during the 1998 elections,  “Hai re Lucknow kya hua teri shaan ko, Ek brahmachari ke khilaaf khada kar diya Umrao Jaan ko”.  Which two political opponents are being described here?
  26. 26.  Mile X Y, hawa ho gaye Jai Shree Ram  This was the slogan popular in the 1993 UP assembly election where 2nd and 3rd position parties formed coalition and denied BJP chances to form government.  Identify X and Y.
  27. 27.  ‘X’ is a Bengali political slogan, coined by AITMC chief and current Chief Minister ofWest Bengal Mamata Banerjee. It became very popular inWest Bengal during the 2009 General election and 2011 state assembly election.  Later, Mamata Banerjee wrote a book in Bengali with the same title. Multiple Bengali theatre groups produced dramas with this slogan in the title.According to a report published in June 2011, it was one of the six most popular political slogan of India at that time.
  28. 28.  This slogan was coined by Devraj Urs, a veteran Congress leader and Karnataka CM in 1978, for Indira Gandhi's by-election from ________. But soon after the Janta Party government fell in 1980, it became Indira's slogan for the general election. She won handsomely to mark her comeback to power.  Some say that this political one-liner, mocking the opposition, was created by Congressman poet SrikantVerma. Identify the slogan.
  29. 29.  Ek sherni sau langoor, Chikmagalur bhai Chikmagalur
  30. 30.  Amitabh Bachchan gave a clean chit to Samajwadi Party by suggesting that ________ was low in the Uttar Pradesh, during 2007 elections. He was served a notice by the Uttar Pradesh Information Commission seeking explanation for this.  Identify this slogan.
  31. 31.  UP mein hai dum, kyunki jurm hai yahan kam
  32. 32.  A popular slogan during the 1998 elections,  “Hai re Lucknow kya hua teri shaan ko, Ek brahmachari ke khilaaf khada kar diya Umrao Jaan ko”.  Which two political opponents are being described here?
  33. 33.  Atal BihariVajpayee & MuzaffarAli
  34. 34.  Mile X Y, hawa ho gaye Jai Shree Ram  This was the slogan popular in the 1993 UP assembly election where 2nd and 3rd position parties formed coalition and denied BJP chances to form government.  Identify X and Y.
  35. 35.  Mile Mulayam Kanshiram, hawa ho gaye Jai Shree Ram.
  36. 36.  ‘X’ is a Bengali political slogan, coined by AITMC chief and current Chief Minister ofWest Bengal Mamata Banerjee. It became very popular inWest Bengal during the 2009 General election and 2011 state assembly election.  Later, Mamata Banerjee wrote a book in Bengali with the same title. Multiple Bengali theatre groups produced dramas with this slogan in the title.According to a report published in June 2011, it was one of the six most popular political slogan of India at that time.
  37. 37.  Ma Mati Manush
  38. 38.  Total of nine questions.  On pounce +20/-10.  On bounce +10/0.
  39. 39.  Kim Jong-nam , who was recently murdered in February this year, was the eldest son of Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea. From roughly 1994 to 2001, he was considered the heir apparent to his father. Following a series of actions showing dissent to the North Korean regime, including _______ in May 2001 by entering Japan with a false passport, he was thought to have fallen out of favour with his father.  What did he wanted to do after entering japan and show his leanings towards the west world.
  40. 40.  He wanted to visit theTokyo Disneyland as a symbolic support to America and Democracy.
  41. 41.  Russian scientists have kept ‘X’ on display at the Moscow’s Red Square every year, carefully preserved since 1924.This year, the Russian government will spend up to 13 million rubles of federal funds, or about $198,000, for maintaining and washing ‘X’, according to a notice published recently on the country’s procurement agency’s website.  The agency says it has contracted a supplier of biomedical work for the conservation of ‘X’ .  What is ‘X’ ?
  42. 42.  Vladimir Lenin’s embalmed body. He died in 1924 and was preserved on orders of Stalin.
  43. 43.  LeopoldV, Duke of ______(a.k.a Leopold the Virtous) is credited with the design back in 1230,the legend stating that upon returning from war his white battle dress was soaked in blood.When he removed his belt, the cloth underneath was still white.
  44. 44.  Austria
  45. 45.  In November 1940, a teenage ‘X’—aged twelve, wrote a somewhat cheeky letter to the then president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and asked him for some money: a $10 bill, to be precise.He even said, “If you want iron to make your ships I will show to you the biggest (minas) of iron of the land.They are in Mayari province of my country.”  Some time later, he received a standard reply from officials. His request for cash had fallen on deaf ears. But the US could not ignore him in 13 years later.  Young X's priceless letter was rediscovered in 1977 by specialists at the National Archives and Records Administration.
  46. 46.  “_____ _____” statue was placed in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea.  In December 2015, Japan and South Korea signed a landmark agreement. Japan apologized and contributed 1 billion yen (approximately $8.3 million) to _____ _____.In return, Korea would consider the issue settled remove the statue.  However, the agreement has fierce resistance in Korea. On December 28, 2016, protesters placed a new _____ _____ statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. Japan responded by temporarily withdrawing its ambassador and consul general.
  47. 47.  ComfortWomen  Comfort women were women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial JapaneseArmy in occupied territories before and duringWorldWar II.
  48. 48.  After Indonesian independence in 1945,the Dutch tried to regain control over territories of Indonesia by launching a large scale attack on Indonesia on July 21, 1947.  President Sukarno consulted Prime Minister Sjahrir and ordered him to leave the country. But, Sjahrir couldn’t succeed as Dutch had attained absolute control over Indonesian sea and air routes. It was in this critical moment, that Nehru asked X to fly to Jakarta and bring the Indonesian leader safely to India which he did successful.  For this act of bravery X awarded the ‘Bhoomi Putra’, the highest Indonesian award, rarely granted to a foreigner.  He also named the Daughter of Sukarno, as Megawati Sukaroputri.
  49. 49.  Biju Patnaik
  50. 50.  What is the significance of this telephone?  This type of phone was recently in news in India
  51. 51.  First HOTLINE between the president of US and the leader of USSR.  Recently a hotline has been started between the president of US and PMO in India.
  52. 52.  He holds the record of winning every election he has contested in his entire political career.  He named one of his sons, born on March 1st, 1953, after a famous world leader who died just four days later, on March 5th.  Name both father and son, very much in the news in victory and defeat.
  53. 53.  M. KARUNANIDHI AND M.K. STALIN
  54. 54.  X was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the X office complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972 and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.  The name “X" and the suffix “Y” have since become synonymous with political and non- political scandals in the United States.
  55. 55.  Watergate Scandal.
  56. 56.  There are 8 question in this round.  Teams will choose the question for themselves in ascending order of scores.  Scoring +30/-10 for specific team.  After a team chooses and a party is displayed, any team can raise their point system to +30/-10.  Simple Pounce and bounce for other teams.
  57. 57. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Long connect
  58. 58.  United Russia  (Party whose chairman is Vladimir Putin)
  59. 59.  The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building. The sprawling theme park also has hosted arms exhibits, military shows and other events.  Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than life size.  The Reichstag in central Berlin, first opened in 1894, in 1999 became the home of the German parliament.  Why replica of Berlin’s Reichstag been made?
  60. 60.  The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin’s Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park, As done by Soviet army in 1945.(index)
  61. 61.  Nazi party (Germany)
  62. 62.  The old new Synagogue in Prague was built in 13th century and was a prominent place of worship for Jews.  Soon after Germany occupied Bohemia and Moravia on March 15, 1939,Germany started liquidating the Jewish communities and removing all the synagogue in the area barring this one.  Why was this Synagogue left ?
  63. 63.  Hitler’s proposed “Museum of an Extinct Race”  Hitler ordered the collection of 200,000 Jewish artifacts , which were photographed and catalogued to be displayed at the end of the war as a trophy case of archaeological remains. It was to be calledThe Museum of an Extinct Race.  (index)
  64. 64.  Bhartiye Janta Party (India)
  65. 65.  Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was an Indian philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and political scientist. He was one of the most important leaders of the BJS, the forerunner of the present day BJP.  His ideology of integral humanism ,meaning upliftment up to the last poor in the queue of development, was taken as official doctrine of BJP.  How was his ideology implemented in the railways sector as mentioned in rail budget 2016 by the ruling party?
  66. 66.  Antyodaya Express will be a fully unreserved Superfast Express class of trains which will run on dense routes.  A few unreserved additional coaches called "Deen Dayalu" coaches will added at the end of long distance trains.  (index)
  67. 67.  Conservative Party (UK)
  68. 68.  In Commonwealth countries, an election called right after a victory in a war is called a X election.The aim of the ruling party is to cash in on prevailing patriotic wartime or postwar sentiment.  The first use of the term was in the 1900 British General Election called by the ruling Conservative party.  The reason for this name is that the main issue of that election was the Second BoerWar, and “X" had been universally adopted by both sides in that war as part of the new _________of the day.
  69. 69.  Khaki elections  (index)
  70. 70.  Democratic Party (United States)
  71. 71.  When the former US President Harry S Truman, who was a staunch democrat ,visited the Disneyland in 1957, he politely refused to ride one of the star attractions of Disneyland, based on the character of _____ which was also made into a 1941 movie.Why?
  72. 72.  Character was Dumbo, the elephant.  He was a Democrat and didn't want to sit on the Republican symbol.  (index)
  73. 73.  Indian National Congress
  74. 74.  Bindheshwari Prasad _______(1918–1982) was an Indian parliamentarian, social reformer and Chief Minister of Bihar from the congress party . He was a big landlord from Saharsa in Northern Bihar.  He headed a five member group, whose actions in 1980 had serious affect on the Indian Political history in the next decades to come.
  75. 75.  Mandal Commission  BP Mandal giving the report on OBCs upliftment made by the commission named after him to Gyani Zail Singh, the President.  (index)
  76. 76.  Communist Party of China
  77. 77.  In the years since Mao Zedong’s communist revolution in 1949, relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States had been clouded by ColdWar propaganda, trade embargos and diplomatic silence. By 1971, however, both nations were looking to open a dialogue with one another.  On April 10, 1971, the U.S. table tennis team arrived in China for a 10-day visit, becoming the first group of Americans in over 20 years to get a peek behind the “Bamboo Curtain.”Their trip led to a renewed dialogue between the two nations, opening the door for President Richard Nixon’s own China visit in 1972.
  78. 78.  Ping-Pong Diplomacy  (Index)
  79. 79.  Communist party of Soviet Union.
  80. 80.  Despite being hugely successful in his own field, X joined the (CPSU) in 1984. After his retirement in 2005, X turned to politics and created the United Civil Front, to "work to preserve electoral democracy in Russia.”  An outspoken critic ofVladimir Putin, In October 2007, X announced his intention of standing for the Russian presidency as the candidate of the Other Russia coalition.  However, on 12 December 2007, X withdrew his presidential candidacy due to inability to rent a meeting hall where at least 500 of his supporters could assemble to endorse his candidacy, as is legally required. Identify X.
  81. 81.  Garry Kasparov. (index)
  82. 82.  Each Question will be on pounce +20/-10.  Answer will be shown after each Question.  Points for connect will be mentioned at each slide.
  83. 83.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a United States federal statute.  Under the act, hospitals and primary physicians would transform their practices financially, technologically, and clinically to drive better health outcomes, lower costs, and improve their methods of distribution and accessibility.  The law requires insurers to accept all applicants, cover a specific list of conditions and charge the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex.  How do we better know the ACA ?
  84. 84.  Obama Care  Barack Obama goes into connect
  85. 85.  This US president has a dubious record for having the highest approval ratings (about 86%) and the lowest approval ratings (about 24%) in the history of US, during the Start and end of his 8 year term of presidency.  Before becoming president, ‘X’ bought the Texas Rangers for $800,000. Five years later, he sold the team for $14.9 million.  Id this President.
  86. 86.  GeorgeW bush.
  87. 87.  According to X's account, on May 8, 1991, she was escorted toY's room in the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he propositioned and exposed himself to her.  X filed a sexual harassment suit againstY on May 6, 1994, two days before the three-year statute of limitations, and sought $750,000 in damages.  Eventually, the court dismissed the X harassment lawsuit, before trial, on the grounds that X failed to demonstrate any damages. However, while the dismissal was on appeal,Y entered into an out-of- court settlement by agreeing to pay X $850,000.  Identify X andY.
  88. 88.  X: Paula Jones Y: Bill Clinton, goes into connect
  89. 89.  The X Center is non-governmental, not-for- profit organization founded in 1982 by ______ and his wife through a joint-partnership with Emory University.The X Center's stated goal is to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering, including helping improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries.  In 2007, ______ wrote an autobiography entitled Beyond the White House:Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope, which chronicles the first 25 years ofThe X Center.  Fill in the blank and Identify ‘X’
  90. 90.  Jimmy Carter, goes into connect  X=Carter
  91. 91.  Identify the president played by Kevin Spacey in the given trailer.  The photograph of ______ with Elvis ( as shown in video) went on to become the most requested photo from the national photo archives of United States.
  92. 92.  Richard Nixon goes into connect
  93. 93.  X was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a ______ effect.  X was used by successive US administrations during the ColdWar to justify the need for American intervention around the world.  The theory was first proposed by President HarryTruman , but it became popular in the 1950s when ‘Y’ applied it to South-east Asia, especially SouthVietnam.  What is X ?Who was ‘Y’?
  94. 94.  Y= President Eisenhower, goes into connect  X= domino effect
  95. 95.  Barack Obama  GeorgeW Bush  Bill Clinton  Jimmy Carter  Richard M. Nixon  Dwight D. Eisenhower
  96. 96. US Presidents who visited India
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