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The Prelims of TMC Quiz Challenge 2018 hosted by Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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TMC Quiz Challenge 2018 - Prelims

  1. 1. Held at Aug 5th 2018 at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram • This quiz is uploaded for your enjoyment and to share our passion of quizzing! • Please give due credits to quizmasters incase you use any question (code of quizmaster given with every question) • Gayathri AL (A) • Gayathri S Iyer (I) • George Zacharia (Z) • (Students of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
  2. 2. Prelims Solutions
  3. 3. Instructions • Fill your details • Write answers legibly. No overwriting. In cases where spelling is a problem, spellings won’t be considered • For tie breaking: First starred + double star, then, double star , if still not tie broken, then Sudden death from 1st question • Top 6 teams will advance to finals (incase no school team reaches the top 6, then top 5 teams and top 1 team from school will go to finals) • No googling! No copying! If any use of unfair means found, team will be disqualified on the spot.
  4. 4. Q1) •Identify this lady or the position she holds. Z
  5. 5. Answer •Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (President of Croatia)
  6. 6. Q2) • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith is a university located in Varanasi, UP. The founder, Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta, made a special temple in the campus in 1936 which was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. • This temple is special that it does not contain any statue of god or goddesses, but a deity in marble that covers the centre part of the floor of the temple. • The temple is dedicated to a personified version of the deity. • Identify the name of the temple or the deity. (Full points for either) I
  7. 7. Answer •Bharat Mata Mandir or Bharat Mata (A Map of India is the diety)
  8. 8. Q3) • Samoa and Tokelau are island nations in the south Pacific ocean. • They did something in December 2011 to help boost their trade ties with neighboring countries, Australia and New Zealand. • The change comes 119 years after US-occupied Samoa persuaded Samoa to change its ________ to ease trade with California. • What was the big change? I
  9. 9. Answer Moving westward on the International Date Line As the clock struck midnight (10:00 GMT Friday) as 29 December ended, Samoa and Tokelau fast-forwarded to 31 December, missing out on 30 December entirely.
  10. 10. Q4) • Quartz magazine published a ranking list of persons thanked by Oscar winners in the last 50 years. • The first spot was Steven Spielberg. • The second was God. • Who was the 3rd ? I
  11. 11. Answer •Harvey Weinstein
  12. 12. Q5) • “My aim for the day was to bat for the 50 overs to make sure I was comfortable with the conditions. I didn’t set out to score a big score, but just to make sure I was concentrating well and hitting the ball nicely.” – said the first ever person to score a double ton in international cricket. • Who? I
  13. 13. Answer •Belinda Clark
  14. 14. Q6) • Various Indian holy books like Mahabharat, Puranas etc., relate that Ashwini Kumar brothers, the twins, who were Rajvaidya (Royal Physicians) to Devas during Vedic times, first prepared this for ______ Rishi at his Ashram on Dhosi Hill near Narnaul, Haryana, India.
 It was made for rejuvenating his youth. • What did they prepare? Z
  15. 15. Answer •Chyawanprash
  16. 16. Q7) • Shazam! is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character, Captain Marvel or Shazam. He is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM”transforms. • Shazam is actually the acronym of six "immortal elders”. • Name them. (Atleast 3 of them gets you full points! No half points) Z
  17. 17. Answer • Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury
  18. 18. Q8) •This is Number 12, Grimmauld Place. Which famous organization has its headquarters in this building?Z
  19. 19. Answer •The Order Of the Phoenix
  20. 20. Q9) "Tutu" is a part of a set of 3 paintings created by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu around 1973, just a few years after Nigeria's civil war ended. The story goes that Enwonwu was walking in Nigerian countryside when he met Yoruba Princess, Adetutu Ademiluyi whom he wanted to paint . He made 3 paintings of her all of which went missing. This famous masterpiece that has been missing for decades was recently uncovered( Dec 2017) in Northern London. By what name is this painting more famously known? A
  21. 21. Answer •The African Mona Lisa
  22. 22. Q10) • Started in Finland in the year 2000, it became a huge hit following which it is held annually in the month of August. • There are 4 categories in this sport : original, freestyle, team original and junior. The world record holder is Tom Philipp Reinhardt from Germany. • Which is this International sport? A
  23. 23. Answer •Mobile Phone Throwing
  24. 24. Q11) •"And they who bettered life on earth by new found mastery.” is the translation of a famous phrase. •Where can you find the original phrase inscribed? A
  25. 25. Answer •Nobel Prize
  26. 26. Q12) ● You can't miss X (a tunnel) if you've been on the Matheran Toy Train. The little known X falls en route Neral to Matheran, a scenic hill station near Mumbai. The train that leaves Neral at 9 and 10.30 in the mornings and 5 in the evenings, crosses a many quaint stations. ● X owes its name to various anecdotes that have passengers going in for a quick ____ before the train comes chugging in the open again. ● What is X? I
  27. 27. Answer •One Kiss Tunnel
  28. 28. Q13) Raja, who jumps in one unbroken column is met by Rover who rushes to meet the Raja. Rocket shoots downwards in a series of jets while Rani moves quietly. Put funda. A
  29. 29. Answer •Jog Falls
  30. 30. Q14) • Alfred Davis and his brother in law Hans Wildorf founded Wildorf and Davis back in 1905 which eventually became X in 1908. Forbes now keeps X as the 6th most successful brand. • Tenzing Norgay and other members of the Hillary expedition used X’s products in 1953. • X is closely associated with Wimbledon and Australian Open. • I/d X . A
  31. 31. Answer •Rolex
  32. 32. Q15) • When the Government Board in charge of a sector dismissed employees when it started closing down its shops in mid 1950s, Ayillyath Kuttiari ________ took leadership of these people and organized them into societies forming the largest of its kind in India with over 400 of them presently working. • Identify this society in question. Z
  33. 33. Answer •Indian Coffee House (or Indian Coffee Board Workers’ Co-operative Society)
  34. 34. Q16) • X came to India with the British Army; the end of World War I saw Indian soldiers of British Indian Army bringing it back with them as a dietary supplement. Punjab, Bengal and Madras Presidencies became early adopters of X and many well-to-do Indians started using X in early 1940s and 1950s. It became a sort of status symbol in upper middle class Indians and rich classes. • India, where it has traditionally been marketed as The Great Family Nourisher, is the largest market for X. In India, Buffalo products are used in the production instead of Cow due to cultural concerns. • Identify X.
  35. 35. Answer •Horlicks
  36. 36. Q17) •Identify the logo I
  37. 37. Answer •Mid-Day Meals
  38. 38. Q18) • The flame of Liberty is located in the Northern end of the Pont de l’Alma in Paris. It is a full-sized, gold leaf- covered replica of the Statue of Liberty’s flame offered to the people of France by donors throughout the world as a symbol of Franco- American friendship. • How did it become famous after 1997? A
  39. 39. Answer • It became an unofficial memorial for Princess Diana, who died in a car crash there
  40. 40. Q19) •Connect the 6 pictures / words •Soul •Time Z
  41. 41. •Space •Reality
  42. 42. •Mind •Power
  43. 43. Answer •Infinity Gems/Stones
  44. 44. Q20) • This is Sainaba Ayishabi , a respected personality in Kannur who passed away in June 2018. • She is a member of a family, historically which had a lot of power. This family invited Hyder Ali to invade Malabar and the founder of this family was a Hindu converted to Islam with the name, Muhammed Ali. • Name this family. Z
  45. 45. Answer •Arakkal Royal Family
  46. 46. Q21) • The film, "Chalo Jeete Hein" was about a boy, called X, in post-independence Vadnagar, who gets impressed by a book by Swami Vivekanand that said those live who wish to serve others. The boy, the film suggested, was destined to serve the nation.
 This movie was screened for the president and also soon for the Parliament and the World premiere on Star Network on July 29th 2018. 
 Whose life is this film loosely based on? Z
  47. 47. Answer •Narendra Modi
  48. 48. Q22) •If he touches a bird or a cactus, he will die on the spot. He has to dive when pterodactyls fly above him. Some call him lonely _____ or simply Steve. •We all know him for sure. •Can you identify whom I am talking about? Z
  49. 49. Answer • T-Rex / Lonely T-rex game on Google Chrome when internet connection is absent (Give points for game in Google Chrome also)
  50. 50. Q23) ●Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean,midway between Hawali and Australia. The economy of Tuvalu is constrained by its remoteness and lack of economies of scale. Government revenues largely come from fishing licences. ●Another top level source of revenue is however nothing related to fishing. Put funda regarding this fortuitous source of revenue. I
  51. 51. Answer •.tv web domains
  52. 52. Q24) • The term X was popularized by a 1994 episode of the American sitcom Friends entitled "The One with the Blackout", where the character Ross Geller, who was lovesick for Rachel Green, was described by character Joey Tribbiani as being the "mayor of the X”. • What is X? A
  53. 53. Answer •Friend-zoned
  54. 54. Q25) •This ad was used to popularize what? (Video next slide) •Be specific in your answer. Points for full answer. I
  55. 55. • Pics from the Ad have been placed here (in Quiz, we played the video)
  56. 56. Answer •Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Points for Right to Education Act also)
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