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India Quiz - Qriosity 2017 - Prelims

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This open quiz was held at Jadavpur University as part of its quiz club's, Enquiry, annual flagship event, Qriosity 2017. Around 25 teams wrote the prelims and eight teams made it to the finals, having cleared a cut off of 18 points. One point was awarded for every answer. The quiz was set and researched by Sarbajit Mitra and Debanjan Bose.

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India Quiz - Qriosity 2017 - Prelims

  1. 1. The India Open PRELIMS Research: Sarbajit & Debanjan
  2. 2. The Gist • 30 questions. • 1 point for every answer. • 11-17 are starred questions. • No negatives anywhere.
  3. 3. 1 The Swarajya magazine runs something called the XY Monitor. It describes it as “dashboard that will present quantitative measures to help understand where the government stands on the promises made. The dashboard is ministry wise and will be updated on a monthly basis”. What is this performance monitor called? The image taken is as of July 8.
  4. 4. 2 Britain-based businessman Bill Dosanjh has announced the launch of a new initiative along with Amir Khan, with the tagline ‘Hit Harder’ This will have eight teams representing as many regions. The likes of Sushant Singh Rajput, Suniel Shetty and Ritesh Desmukh are among the investors for these teams. What is it called?
  5. 5. 3 Lumineux Uno, a metal created by Unolux Metallo Valenza, is a premium amalgamation 95.5 per cent precious metals, including platinum, palladium and silver. Its primary colour is white and can be plated according to needs. It claims to “provide an alternative precious metal with a higher lustre and is sharper and more malleable at far more affordable price” at Rs 1,250 per 10 grams. (a/o a year ago) In 2016, who claimed to have shifted to Lumineux Uno, after being made its brand ambasaddor?
  6. 6. 4 One is in Uttarakhand and was founded by the British in 1887. It was first known as Kaludanda and became prominent as a recruiting center for the Garhwal Rifles and now is its HQ. The other, also a prominent tourist destination, is in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh and was founded in 1854 as a summer retreat for the Company officials. Name these two hill-stations, which share an obvious connection.
  7. 7. 5 Two separate Kashmiri words meaning spring and meadow are familiar to us through names of places (or tourist destinations) in the Valley. Spring: While the most famous one is a place of countless springs, several other places (villages and towns) have the word in its name and have nothing to do with the mistaken presence of a particular creature. Meadow: Think gold, flowers and Jesus. What are these two words?
  8. 8. 6 The Civil and Military Gazette was published from Lahore, Karachi and Shimla between 1872 and 1963. Its most noted correspondent got his job through his father’s influence after he failed to secure a scholarship at Oxford. The editor sent this young correspondent to Shimla, from where he submitted short-stories at regular intervals. These stories were later compiled and became the correspondent’s first significant publication in what was to be a long literary career. Who was this correspondent? Name this still-in-print collection of short stories.
  9. 9. 7 A three-step process that the source material undergoes yields three products of different grades. The first one (X) is generic, cheap and light. It has a count of 17. The second one is called cazulo and has a slightly higher count of 19. The third one (Y) is most sought after and has a potent count of 42. Pictures on the next slide show some parts of production. What are X (first) and Y (third)?
  10. 10. 8 This much-discussed organisation has been making its presence felt in India with announcement/construction/completion of projects at four locations. Mumbai (in collaboration with Lodha Group), Pune (with Panchsheel Group), Gurgaon (with M3M India) and Kolkata (with Unimark Group) Which news-making organisation is this?
  11. 11. 9 The first ones were made by the Saudagar family and were named after its ear-like flap. Soon other varieties like kachkadis, kapashias and bakkalnalis hit the market – all named after the village they were made in - before being called by an umbrella term. Families making these are now losing out to to competitors in Nipani and Belgaum, who are able to sell finished products for cheaper prices due to easier procurement of raw material. What product is this? What is causing this loss in business?
  12. 12. 9
  13. 13. 10 It is well-known that the first passenger train in India ran from Bombay to Thane in 1853. The honor though was originally reserved for the Howrah-Hooghly line, which started operation in the following year. What practical problem delayed the commencement of railway journey between Howrah and Hooghly?
  14. 14. 11 While X is named due to the excessive use of chilies, Y gets its name from its air-tight storage. X is made of roasted toor and chana dals, cumin seeds and generous portions of dry red chili. Some also add tamarind, hing and jaggery. It may be consumed as a condiment or with hot rice and ghee and is often used to pack a punch to curries. Y differs from one family to the other and can include up to 30 ingredients. Apart from the usual cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, there’s Kashmiri chilies, dal, nagkesar, mugwort (maipatri), lichen (dagadful) and kebab chini. It’s mostly used to make meat curries. What are X and Y – both named after English words?
  15. 15. 12 Silver: The Most Remarkable Spy of the Second World War is a recent book by Mihir Bose. It traces the story of an Indian agent who worked simultaneously for the USSR, Italy, Germany and British India, which honoured him with an Iron Cross. Interestingly, he is remembered for his association with Subhas Chandra Bose, who he helped escape India via Kabul. Identify this personality played by Rajpal Yadav in Shyam Benegal’s forgettable film on Bose.
  16. 16. 13 Upon arrival after 28 months, he was handed a piece of cardboard that said No. 1 and asked to wear it for the press. He met the waiting officials and took photographs with a scowl on his face before being flown away in a helicopter from public view and to prevent him from interacting with journalists. He might have had lost retirement benefits, but remained relevant in politics and will be remembered as one of the subjects of an iconic image. Who is this person? Which photograph?
  17. 17. 14 This cartoon was published after Indira Gandhi founded the INC (O) upon being expelled on disciplinary grounds. Who was the cartoonist? What is the cartoon’s title, a word play on a literary movement and its creators?
  18. 18. 15 The Apatani people thrive in a 26 square-km landscape in the Lower Subansiri district. This region in the Northeast is under consideration to be listed as an UNESCO Heritage site to celebrate practices of rice cultivation, fishery and sustainable living. UNESCO compares this to a 2011 official inclusion in another continent – “centennial tradition of ______ growing in small plots in the high forest and the way farmers have adapted cultivation to difficult mountain conditions is comparable… farmers have adapted… made an inhospitable valley habitable.” What does UNESCO compare it to? What annual event held in September does the Apatani tribe help in co-hosting on their lands?
  19. 19. 16 This historic town was the capital of Malwa region for centuries. Along with sites of historic interests, it is also noted for being the only place in India where baobab trees grow in abundance. The baobab fruits are known locally as ‘X ke Y’ – where X is the town’s name and Y is a common Indian fruit, with which it shares sour taste and distinct look. Name the historic town Identify the common fruit.
  20. 20. 17 Having heard her at a local function in Shillong, Alka Yagnik asked her to come to Bombay, where she met Nadeem-Shravan and thus began her career under the duo, singing for films like Jung, Judaai, Saat Rang Ke Sapne and Agnisakshi. However, her voice is most familiar to us for singing a set of six-seven songs, two of which were immensely popular. What is her claim to fame?
  21. 21. 18 This musical instrument is a traditional Indian bagpipe, common in the Garhwal region and can also found in the states of UP and Rajasthan. Interestingly, it shares its name with the water carrier used by the Bhistiwalas. Name it.
  22. 22. 19 Among other things, the hill station of Manali is noted for having two very unique temples. The more popular one is of course dedicated to Hidimba Devi. Who is worshipped in the other temple in this abode, which quite possibly is the only one of its kind in India?
  23. 23. 20 According to legend, this modern day district town dates back to the days of the Ramayana when it was called Saket. Historically, it became prominent when chosen as the capital of the newly founded state of Awadh by Nawab Sadat Ali Khan I in 1722. After the Battle of Buxar the town briefly earned the name of Chota Calcutta, when Shujauddaula founded Fort Calcutta there. Identify this town, whose short-lived prominence in Indian history ended in 1775, when the capital of Awadh was shifted to Lucknow.
  24. 24. 21 In November 2011, this 86-year-old Himachali was sentenced to five years of rigourous imprisonment after being found guilty in a Rs 30-crore scam related to procurement of polythene-insulated jelly-filled cables in 1996. Tihar Jail officials announced that he will be kept in the same prison building as A Raja. Who is this person, who was one-half of a historic exchange in 1995?
  25. 25. 22 Bedari is a 1957 Pakistani film and still remains one of the biggest hits in the country. However, there was huge uproar over the film’s plotline and the songs for it being plagiarised from a Hindi film released a few years back. It led to the Indian film being banned in Pakistan. The landmark Hindi film was actually a remake of a 1949 Bengali film. Name the Hindi film and the original Bengali film?
  26. 26. 23 A commonly accepted theory states that sine and cos-sine are derived from the Sanskrit words jyaa and koti-jya. The words were interpreted in Arabic as jaib, meaning bosom, and hence sinus. Jya was derived from being seen as the “chord of an arc” or straight lines joining two ends of a part of a circle. Koti-jya meant “curved end”, referring to extremity i.e “complement to an arc to 90 degrees”. In what object were these observations noted?
  27. 27. 24 This unique structure was designed by Sir John Garstin. It was built as a precautionary measure after which catastrophic event. Which city is this located in? Which event?
  28. 28. 25 an The World of Homosexuals is a 1977 book and is considered among the first few works on the subject out of India. The author said the book was a result of a failed marriage to a gay man. Whose foray into writing books began with this unlikely book and topic?
  29. 29. 26 These following two buildings are located in the cities of Mumbai and Calcutta. The buildings owe their original name to an organisation founded in Britain in 1871. Name the organisation or the common name that these buildings share.
  30. 30. 27 The Sipaijala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals unique animals, among others. Enclosed inside it is the ___ ____ National Park, which is dedicated to an elusive small-big cat, which also happens to be the mascot of the of the upcoming U17 FIFA World Cup – Kheleo. Given its name, it’s no surprise that the cat is the state animal of a nearby state. The other animal is called the Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, but is more popularly known by a name inspired from its facial appearance. What are the two animals?
  31. 31. 27
  32. 32. 28 Identify this pilgrimage site of the Jains which has over 800 temples divided in 9 clusters atop a hill, built over a period of 900 years.
  33. 33. 29 It was inaugurated in 1968 and was attended by representatives from 124 nations, who brought with them soil from their homelands, and thousands of spectators. A handwritten charter was prepared and sealedTwo decades later, the Indian parliament passed an eponymous act to safeguard its development and also for the management of its assets. The given name had a double meaning as one part of refers both to a proper noun and a time of the day. What are we talking about?
  34. 34. 29
  35. 35. 30 Identify the composer of this song which faced heavy censorship for being directly critical of the Congress government that replaced the British Raj after independence.
  36. 36. 1 The Swarajya magazine maintains something called the XY Monitor. It describes it as “dashboard that will present quantitative measures to help understand where the government stands on the promises made. The dashboard is ministry wise and will be updated on a monthly basis”. What is this performance monitor called? The image taken is as of July 8.
  37. 37. Acche Din ANSWER
  38. 38. 2 Britain-based businessman Bill Dosanjh has announced the launch of a new initiative along with Amir Khan, with the tagline ‘Hit Harder’ This will have eight teams representing as many regions. The likes of Sushant Singh Rajput, Suniel Shetty and Ritesh Desmukh among the investors for these teams. What is it called?
  39. 39. ANSWER
  40. 40. 3 Lumineux Uno is a metal created by Unolux Metallo Valenza. It is a premium amalgamation 95.5 per cent precious metals, including platinum, palladium and silver. Its primary colour is white and can be plated according to needs. It claims to provie “provide an alternative precious metal with a higher lustre and is sharper and more malleable at far more affordable price” at Rs 1,250 per 10 grams. In 2016, who claimed to have shifted to Lumineux Uno, after being made its brand ambasaddor?
  41. 41. ANSWER Bappi Lahiri
  42. 42. 4 One is in Uttarakhand and was founded by the British in 1887. It was first known as Kaludanda and became prominent as a recruiting center for the Garhwal Rifles and now is its HQ. The other, also a prominent tourist destination, is in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh and was founded in 1854 as a summer retreat for the Company officials. Name these two hill-stations, which share an obvious connection.
  43. 43. Lansdown Dalhousie ANSWER
  44. 44. 5 Two separate Kashmiri words meaning spring and meadow are familiar to us through names of places (or tourist destinations) in the Valley. Spring: While the most famous one is a place of countless springs, several other places have the word suffixed to the name of the village/area and have nothing to do with the mistaken presence of a particular creature. Meadow: Think gold, flowers and Jesus, most prominently. What are these two words?
  45. 45. Nag (Anantnag, Kausarnag, Naranag) Marg (Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Yusmarg) ANSWER
  46. 46. 6 The Civil and Military Gazette was published from Lahore, Karachi and Shimla from 1872 to 1963. Its most noted correspondent got his job through his father’s influence after he failed to secure a scholarship at Oxford. The editor sent this young correspondent to Shimla, from where he submitted short-stories at regular intervals. These stories were later compiled and became the correspondent’s first significant publication in what was to be a long literary career. Who was this correspondent? Name this still-in-print collection of short stories.
  47. 47. Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales From The Hills ANSWER
  48. 48. 7 A three-step process that the source material undergoes yields three products of different grades. The first one (X) is cheap and light and has a count of 17. The second one is called cazulo and has a slightly higher count of 19 considering more fresh material is added. The third one (Y) is most sought after and has a mean count of 42. Pictures on the next slide show some parts of production. What are X and Y?
  49. 49. Urrack/Arrack Feni ANSWER
  50. 50. 8 This much-discussed organisation has been making its presence felt in India with announcement/construction/completion of projects at four locations. Mumbai (in collaboration with Lodha Group), Pune (with Panchsheel Group), Gurgaon (with M3M India) and Kolkata (with Unimark Group) Which news-making organisation is this?
  51. 51. ANSWER
  52. 52. 9 The first ones were made by the Saudagar family and were named after its ear-like flap. Soon other varieties like kachkadis, kapashias and bakkalnalis hit the market – all named after the village they were made in - before being called by an umbrella term. Families making these are now losing out to to competitors in Nipani and Belgaum, who are able to sell finished products for cheaper prices due to easier procurement of raw material. What product is this? What is causing this loss in business?
  53. 53. Kolhapuri Chappals Beef Ban / Crackdown on slaughterhouses ANSWER
  54. 54. 10 It is well-known that the first passenger train in India ran from Bombay to Thane in 1853. The honor though was originally reserved for the Howrah-Hooghly line, which started operation in the following year. What practical problem delayed the commencement of railway journey between Howrah and Hooghly?
  55. 55. The line had to pass through Chandannagar, a French colony. Diplomatic exchanges delayed the construction of the railway line through Chandannagar. ANSWER
  56. 56. 11 While X is named due to the excessive use of chilies, Y gets its name from its air-tight storage. X is made of roasted toor and chana dals, cumin seeds and generous portions of dry red chili. Some also add tamarind, hing and jaggery. It may be consumed as a condiment or with hot rice and ghee and is often used to pack a punch to curries. Y differs from one family to the other and can include up to 30 ingredients. Apart from the usual cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, there’s Kashmiri chilies, dal, nagkesar, mugwort (maipatri), lichen (dagadful) and kebab chini. It’s mostly used to make meat curries. What are X and Y – both named after English words?
  57. 57. Gunpowder Masala - Used ubiquitously in Andhra cuisine. Bottle Masala – A trademark of the East Indian Christians. ANSWER
  58. 58. 12 Silver: The Most Remarkable Spy of the Second World War is a recent book by Mihir Bose. It traces the story of an Indian agent who worked simultaneously for the USSR, Italy, Germany and British India, which honoured him with an Iron Cross. Interestingly, he is remembered for his association with Subhas Chandra Bose, who he helped escape India via Kabul. Identify this personality played by Rajpal Yadav in Shyam Benegal’s forgettable film on Bose.
  59. 59. Bhagatram Talwar ANSWER
  60. 60. 13 Upon arrival after 28 months, he was handed a piece of cardboard that said No. 1 and asked to wear it for the press. He met the waiting officials and took photographs with a scowl on his face before being flown away in a helicopter from public view and to prevent him from interacting with journalists. He might have had lost retirement benefits, but remained relevant in politics and will be remembered as one of the subjects of an iconic image. Who is this person? Which photograph?
  61. 61. Gen. A A K Niazi, who signed the documents of surrender after the 1971 war. ANSWER
  62. 62. 14 This cartoon was published after Indira Gandhi founded the INC (O) upon being expelled on disciplinary grounds. Who was the cartoonist? What is the cartoon’s title, a word play on a literary movement?
  63. 63. Kutti The Beaten Generation ANSWER
  64. 64. 15 The Apatani people thrive in a 26 square-km landscape in the Lower Subansiri district. This region in the Northeast is under consideration to be listed as an UNESCO Heritage site to celebrate practices of rice cultivation, fishery and sustainable living. UNESCO compares this to a 2011 official inclusion in another continent – “centennial tradition of ______ growing in small plots in the high forest and the way farmers have adapted cultivation to difficult mountain conditions is comparable… farmers have adapted… made an inhospitable valley habitable.” What does UNESCO compare it to? What annual event held in September does the Apatani tribe help in co-hosting on their lands?
  65. 65. Colombian coffee Ziro Festival of Music ANSWER
  66. 66. 16 This historic town was the capital of Malwa region for centuries. Along with sites of historic interests, it is also noted for being the only place in India where baobab trees grow in abundance. The baobab fruits are known locally as ‘X ke Y’ – where X is the town’s name and Y is a common Indian fruit, with which it shares sour taste and distinct look. Name the historic town Identify the common fruit.
  67. 67. Mandu ke Imli ANSWER
  68. 68. 17 Having heard her at a local function in Shillong, Alka Yagnik asked her to come to Bombay, where she met Nadeem-Shravan and thus began her career under the duo, singing for films like Jung, Judaai, Saat Rang Ke Sapne and Agnisakshi. However, her voice is most familiar to us for singing a set of six-seven songs, two of which were immensely popular. What is her claim to fame? INSERT AUDIO
  69. 69. K-serial title tracks ANSWER
  70. 70. 18 This musical instrument is a traditional Indian bagpipe, common in the Garhwal region and can also found in the states of UP and Rajasthan. Interestingly, it shares its name with the water carrier used by the Bhistiwalas. Name it.
  71. 71. Mashak ANSWER
  72. 72. Manu Manali gets its name from Manu Alaya meaning the land of Manu. It’s believed that his ark landed near the temple. ANSWER
  73. 73. 20 According to legend, this modern day district town dates back to the days of the Ramayana when it was called Saket. Historically, it became prominent when chosen as the capital of the newly founded state of Awadh by Nawab Sadat Ali Khan I in 1722. After the Battle of Buxar the town briefly earned the name of Chota Calcutta, when Shujauddaula founded Fort Calcutta there. Identify this town, whose short-lived prominence in Indian history ended in 1775, when the capital of Awadh was shifted to Lucknow.
  74. 74. Faizabad ANSWER
  75. 75. 21 In November 2011, this 86-year-old Himachali was sentenced to five years of rigourous imprisonment after being found guilty in a Rs 30-crore scam related to procurement of polythene-insulated jelly-filled cables in 1996. Tihar Jail officials announced that he will be kept in the same prison building as A Raja. Who is this person, who was one-half of a historic exchange in 1995?
  76. 76. Sukh Ram ANSWER Sukh Ram was the Union Telecom Minister in the Narasimha Rao cabinet and was first investigated into in 1996, a year after he spoke to Jyoti Basu over the first cellular call in India.
  77. 77. 22 Bedari is a 1957 Pakistani film and still remains one of the biggest hits in the country. However, there was huge uproar over the film’s plotline and the songs for it being plagiarised from a Hindi film released a few years back. It led to the Indian film being banned in Pakistan. The landmark Hindi film was actually a remake of a 1949 Bengali film. Name the Hindi film and the original Bengali film?
  78. 78. Jagriti Paribartan ANSWER
  79. 79. 23 A commonly accepted theory states that sine and cos-sine are derived from the Sanskrit words jyaa and koti-jya. The words were interpreted in Arabic as jaib, meaning bosom, and hence sinus. Jya was derived from being seen as the “chord of an arc” or straight lines joining two ends of a part of a circle. Koti-jya meant “curved end”, referring to extremity i.e “complement to an arc to 90 degrees”. In what object were these observations noted?
  80. 80. Bow ANSWER
  81. 81. 24 This unique structure was designed by Sir John Garstin. It was built as a precautionary measure after which catastrophic event. Which city is this located in? Which event?
  82. 82. Patna The Bengal Famine of 1770. ANSWER
  83. 83. 25 The World of Homosexuals is a 1977 book and is considered among the first few works on the subject out of India. The author said the book was a result of a failed marriage to a gay man. Who is the author, who we know for writing multiple books on another subject?
  84. 84. Shankuntala Devi ANSWER
  85. 85. 26 These following two buildings are located in the cities of Mumbai and Calcutta. The buildings owe their original name to an organisation founded in Britain in 1871. Name the organisation or the common name that these buildings share.
  86. 86. Army & Navy Building ANSWER
  87. 87. 27 The Sipaijala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals unique animals, among others. Enclosed inside it is the ___ ____ National Park, which is dedicated to an elusive small-big cat, which also happens to be the mascot of the of the upcoming U17 FIFA World Cup – Kheleo. Given its name, it’s no surprise that the cat is the state animal of a nearby state. The other animal is called the Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, but is more popularly known by a name inspired from its facial appearance. What are the two animals?
  88. 88. 11
  89. 89. Clouded Leopard Spectacled Monkey The clouded leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya. Sipaijala is located in Tripura. ANSWER
  90. 90. 28 Identify this sacred pilgrimage site of the Jains which has over 800 temples divided in 9 clusters atop a hill, built over a period of 900 years.
  91. 91. Palitana ANSWER
  92. 92. 29 It was inaugurated in 1968 and was attended by representatives from 124 nations, who brought with them soil from their homelands, and thousands of spectators. A handwritten charter was prepared and sealedTwo decades later, the Indian parliament passed an eponymous act to safeguard its development and also for the management of its assets. The given name had a double meaning as one part of refers both to a proper noun and a time of the day. What are we talking about?
  93. 93. 29
  94. 94. Auroville Auro: Aurobindo, dawn (in French) ANSWER
  95. 95. 30 Identify the composer of this song which faced heavy censorship for being directly critical of the Congress government that replaced the British Raj after independence.
  96. 96. ANSWER

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