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India Quiz - Prelims - Debuzz 2018

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Here is the Prelims of the India Quiz conducted at Loyola College,Chennai on 03/03/2018.

India Quiz - Prelims - Debuzz 2018

  1. 1. India Quiz-03/03/18 PRELIMS Researched and conducted by RITHWIK K
  2. 2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ASHWIN MENON ABDUL VAHID SHIBIN AZAD
  3. 3. Rules :- 25 questions – 30 points Q11-Q20 will be starred** questions Q21-Q25 carry 2 points each Top 8 teams to the finals
  4. 4. 1.  The name of this train has come into current relevance because of a change brought to a multimillion dollar project through the efforts of a group started in 2006 by a group of unemployed youngsters from Jaipur, to strive for a certain solution that they believed would help them get jobs. They undertook similar efforts in 2008 and 2010 with different projects, but were ineffective in forcing a change.  Name the train and the group.
  5. 5. Padmavat Express Shri Rajput Karni Sena
  6. 6. 2.  My mother was a practising Hindu… My mother had always been spiritually inclined. We had Hindu religious images on the walls of the Habibullah Road house where we grew up. there was also an image of Mother Mary holding Jesus in Her arms and a photograph of the sacred sites of Mecca and Medina.  In 1986, ten year after my father died, we happened to meet Qadri Saaheb. The peer was unwell and my mother looked after him. He regarded her as a daughter. There was a strong connection between us.  Whose words and What did he do later?
  7. 7. AR Rahman
  8. 8. 3.What has been blanked out from this list?
  9. 9. Funeral of C. N. Annadurai
  10. 10. 4.  At its greatest extent, the Bombay Presidency comprised the present-day state of Gujarat, the western two-thirds of Maharashtra state, including the regions of Konkan, Desh, and Kandesh, and northwestern Karnataka state of India; it also included Pakistan's Sindh Province (1847–1935) and _________ (1839–1939).  FITB.
  11. 11. Aden,Yemen
  12. 12. 5.  Built in 1832, ''Park House,'' is located in Park Estate about 6 kilometers west of Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar in Mussoorie. This historical house under the authority of the Tourism Department until recently was in bad shape.  Who was its most famous occupant?
  13. 13. Sir George Everest
  14. 14. 6.What connects?  The Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (1937)  Nansen International Office For Refugees (1938)  No award (1939)  Friends Service Council (The Quakers) and American Friends Service Committee (The Quakers) (1947)  No award (1948)
  15. 15. Peace Nobel winners when Gandhi was nominated.
  16. 16. 7.  Lucknow Charbagh railway station is one of the two main railway stations of Lucknow city for broad gauge trains, other one is "Lucknow Jn" .  The Charbagh railway station building's foundation stone was laid in 1914 and the building was completed in 1923.A major role in its design and planning was carried out by Chaubey Mukta Prasad, a counsulting engineer for Ms Lanebrown and Hulett. It has a large garden in front of the building. It incorporates the mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture.  An aerial view of the Charbagh railway station resembles what?
  17. 17. A chessboard
  18. 18. 8.  Gopal Purushottam Phadke was an Indian sports coach from Pune.He was a specialist of several disciplines such as swimming, Mallakhamb and Kabbadi.  He received the Dronacharya Award, the highest Indian award for sports coaching, in 2000, the only coach from a certain sport to receive the award.  Which sport?
  19. 19. Kho kho
  20. 20. 9.  The sweet originated in Kolkata in the middle of the 19th century. There are various legends regarding the origin of the sweet. According to the most popular legend, a special sweetmeat was prepared by Bhim Chandra Nag in the honour of a lady who stayed in India from 1856 till her death in 1861.  Some variations of the tale state that it became her favourite dessert, which she would demand on every occasion.According to another legend, the sweet was prepared by the confectioners of Baharampur in 1857, after the mutiny, to commemorate the visit by a couple.  Identify the lady and the sweet.
  21. 21. Lady Canning Ledikeni
  22. 22. 10.  "It underlines the fact that he is a very modern cricketer," Lawrence Booth told ESPNcricinfo. "It felt like the right time to get some unorthodoxy onto the cover. People often think of ______ as a bastion of orthodoxy, but cricket is changing so rapidly that it felt like the right time to reflect that, and ______ was the right man for the job.“  Lawrence Booth speaking about what choice?
  23. 23. Kohli's reverse-sweep in the cover of Wisden 2017
  24. 24. Q11 to Q20 are starred mark questions
  25. 25. 11.  The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is working on a case study on a movie franchise to highlight how art, business and technology are combined to deliver a hugely successful film franchise.  Being authored by IIMA alumnus and visiting faculty Bharathan Kandaswamy, the case study is part of an elective course on movie business offered to the second year students of the institute’s flagship programme in management.  The course has produced three case studies so far related to the film industry including one on the film “Roja” and another one based on the success of a 1990s movie in overseas markets like Japan.  Identify the movie franchise.  Identify the 1990s movie.
  26. 26. Baahubali Muthu
  27. 27. 12.  There have been several attempts to create film adaptations of this literary work, beginning with an attempt in 1958 by M. G. Ramachandran. Mani Ratnam also attempted to film a complete adaptation of the book for a 2012 release, but had to shelve the project due to issues with the potential budget for the film and difficulty locating financiers to back the project.A 32-hour animation film was created by Rewinda Movie Toons, a Chennai-based animation studio. The project was started in 2008 and took seven years to complete.  The novel was written by an author who visited Sri Lanka three times to gather information.  Identify the novel.
  28. 28. Ponniyin Selvan
  29. 29. 13. What connects the following?  Prosecco, Asiago cheese, Tequila,Porto Wine, Napa Valley Wine, Champagne , Cognac etc
  30. 30. Registered Geographical Indications in India
  31. 31. 14.  Mr.Santosh Gaikwad was upset when a devastating fire at India’s natural history museum in New Delhi on April 2016 destroyed rare specimens of flora and fauna, lamenting the damage done as “a great loss to education”.  He sees his work as important to preserving knowledge of India’s wildlife particularly if it’s an endangered species.  Santosh Gaikwad is the only person authorized by the Indian government to do what?
  32. 32. Taxidermy
  33. 33. 15.  Najre Hasan, who was trying to leave the city was arrested for this crime. During interrogation he confessed that he had stolen them to repay the money he had borrowed from some people. He sold them to jewelers Shankarlal Seth and Sujit Seth of Piyari locality. Later the jewelers were arrested and the melted silver was recovered from them.  Three of them were recovered and was gifted to its original owner by former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, Lalu Prasad and Kapil Sibal.  What was thus recovered from the jewelers?
  34. 34. Ustad Bismillah Khan’s Shehanais
  35. 35. 16.In the years after independence, many Indian business houses had become close to the political leaders, and now some of them started various financial irregularities. In a case exposed by him in December 1955,he revealed how Ram Kishan Dalmia, as chairman of a bank and an insurance company, used these companies to fund his takeover of Bennett and Coleman and started transferring money illegally from publicly held companies for personal benefit.  He also raised the Haridas Mundhra scandal involving the government controlled LIC insurance company. This was a huge embarrassment to the clean image of Nehru's government and eventually led to the resignation of the Finance Minister T.T. Krishnamachari.  Who?
  36. 36. Feroze Gandhi
  37. 37. 17.Connect.  Salvadora persica Vachellia nilotica
  38. 38. Dabur  Mumbai Magicians (Hockey India League team)  Pune Pistons (Indian Badminton League team)  Babool (brand) of toothpaste  Meswak brand of toothpaste
  39. 39. 18.  Born in 1924 in Karapur, Kingdom of Mysore and raised as a Muslim,he was the son of an Indian mahout.  His brother managed his career.His brother was killed in a robbery of his furniture store, a failing business jointly owned by the two men.  After becoming an American citizen in 1944, he joined the United States Army Air Forces and served as a tail gunner and ball turret gunner on B-24 Liberators. He flew several dozen missions with the 370th Bombardment Squadron of the 307th Bomb Group in the Pacific, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor and bravery.  Who was this Elephant boy?
  40. 40. Sabu Dastagir  When he was 13, Sabu was discovered by documentary film-maker Robert Flaherty, who cast him in the role of an elephant driver in the 1937 British film Elephant Boy.
  41. 41. 19.  Some Pakistani politicians and experts have demanded that this entity is to be "returned" to Pakistan.In 2016 Pakistani barrister, Javed Iqbal Jaffery, petitioned the Lahore High Court for the return of the entity, claiming that it had been "taken from Pakistan 60 years ago on the request of the National Arts Council in Delhi but never returned.“  Identify this entity which was discovered by a British archaeologist Ernest Mackay in 1926.
  42. 42. Dancing Girl
  43. 43. 20.  During the examination time, anxious parents and students have flooded Chemmoth Sree Subramaniya Swami Temple in Aleppey,Kerala with chocolates to propitiate the deity. The chocolate of a particular brand is the reigning offering, and hence the deity is affectionately known as _____ ______.  FITB with an alliterative nickname.
  44. 44. Munch Murugan
  45. 45. TWO POINTERS
  46. 46. 21.Identify the movie and the director. Who is the old chap seen in the video? He won an Academy award few years later.
  47. 47. Shatranj Ke Khilari by Satyajit Ray Richard Attenborough (played the role of General James Outram)
  48. 48. 22.  Identify the book/the author.  Identify the photographer.
  49. 49. Khushwant Singh Margaret Bourke-White
  50. 50. 23.  Nicknamed "the Bombay Tiger",he was a three-time Amateur World Champion. He participated in the Indian National Billiards Championship in 1960 for the first time.  Currently he is associated with Qnet, a network marketing company. He holds 80 percent shareholding in Vihaan Direct Selling India Private Limited, which is the franchise for the Qnet brand in India. He faces accusations of misconduct in connection with his investment in Qnet, and was ordered to surrender to the police.  He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1981, after he had won his second world amateur title. But he refused to accept this and contended that another Sporting legend was offered the more prestigious Padma Bhushan award, he too should be awarded the same.  ID the Billiards player,who was nicknamed as ‘The Bombay Tiger’.  Who was the sole recipient of the Padma Bhushan award in 1980?
  51. 51. Michael Ferreira Sunil Gavaskar
  52. 52. 24.  An initial search by PN Thapar and PL Varma, the two bureaucrats deputed to lead the project, turned down few Indians, compelling them to look to Europe.  This person only came into the picture when his name was suggested by the Britishers Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, his colleagues at CIAM. To Thapar and Varma’s surprise, he signed on to the project, accepting an annual retainer fee of £3,000, ten times below his usual price.  Who? What project?
  53. 53. Le Corbusier Chandigarh
  54. 54. 25.  The Moon of Baroda is a 24.04 carats cut diamond discovered in Vadodara (Baroda).The diamond, canary yellow in colour, is cut in a pear shape. The diamond was originally owned by the Maharajas of Baroda. The royal family of Gaekwad Maharajas was in possession of the diamond for almost 500 years.  The diamond resurfaced in the 1940s,and in 1943, the diamond was purchased by Meyer Rosenbaum of Detroit, President of the Meyer Jewelry Company. Rosenbaum later gave the diamond to an individual who famously used it in 1953.  Who was it given to?  Where was this diamond most famously featured?
  55. 55. Marilyn Monroe Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  56. 56. Thank you

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