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India Lamp Quiz Prelims

Conducted by Quiz Lovers of Kolkata (Ashoke Sanyal, Indranil Mukherjee & Somnath Chanda)

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India Lamp Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Prelims
  2. 2. Rules • 30 questions. • Each question carries 1 mark. • Qstn no.s 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 are star marked. They will be considered only to break ties, even during the final. • If required, the 1st mistake committed by the teams will be taken into consideration to break the tie. • QMs’ decisions in all the cases will be final.
  3. 3. Having earned the nicknames “Rockstar” and “The Guru” his charmful appearance made the young girls chase him for selfies. His speeches and press conferences have been tracked like the twists and turns of a T20 cricket match. His squash and tennis-honed physique has been well appreciated by the press. Whom am I taking about, who is in news? II 1
  4. 4. An epic poetry book in Hindi titled ”Lalita Ke Aansoo” written by M. L. Verma was published in 1978. In this book the tragic story about the death of “X” has been narrated by his wife. There are still serious doubts which are been taken on his death. Name “X”. II 2
  5. 5. If Ganapati :: Mouse Vishnu :: Garuda Shani :: Crows Shiva :: Bull Agni :: Ram Then Kuber :: ???? II 3
  6. 6. He played an active role within the CPI(M) party and brought it to national prominence in the 60s and 70s. Besides this, he was a well-known journalist and writer as well. When he took oath as the first chief minister, he became the first ______ leader to have been elected democratically in India. Simply identify. II 4
  7. 7. Which writer holds the distinction of being credited the first Indian to complete a Ph.D in English Literature from the Cambridge University? II 5
  8. 8. As per Hindu beliefs, Lord Krishna used to have 8 meals a day. Once to save a village from the fury of Lord Indra, he lifted the Govardhan Parbat (Mountain) under which everyone took refuge. He remained in the task continuously for a week until Indra gave up after realising his mistake. The compensation from the indebted villagers is the reasoning behind something offered at the Jagannath temple in Puri. What is that something? II 6
  9. 9. Built in Gothic Revival style, featuring slender vertical piers and vaulting and pointed arches, the credit for the exquisite design goes to a military engineer Major William Nairn Forbes, who was assisted by C.K. Robinson. Which structure am I talking about which got severely damaged during the great earthquake of 12th June 1897? II 7
  10. 10. As per Macmillan English Dictionary, this word means difficult and sometimes dishonest discussions between people who are trying to reach an agreement. In political parlance, it implies any long drawn-out negotiation characterised by hard bargaining and compromises. Identify the term. II 8
  11. 11. A superb story-teller, and a master of romance, which novelist’s having rendered Government service for 32 years never wrote in English after his initial foray? II 9
  12. 12. It is believed that the sage Dhadichi, tired of safeguarding the Devas’ weapons, dissolved them in water and drank it. When the Devas required the weapons to fight the Asuras, Dhadichi realised that the weapons were part of his bones, and so he willingly gave up his life, so that Brahma could fashion weapons to defeat the Asuras. According to legend, he made this sacrifice, to help fight a righteous war, at a particular place in India. For this reason among others, the site was chosen for something else in 1917. What? II 10
  13. 13. He was given the title ‘founder of Indology’ and was an impartial writer on customs and creeds of this country. He also authored a book, the title of which can be translated in English as ‘History of India’. Who was he? II 11
  14. 14. Connect the following brands with a former 2-time Cabinet Minister. II 12
  15. 15. Gossip : but not from horse’s mouth…… Manto in his book ‘Ganjey Farishtey’ sketched one incident, where X an Indian politician in a hi-profile social gathering failed to recognize Y a Bolly-heartthrob or may had just avoided her. Irritated by X’s attitude Y straightway asked him, ‘X-ji can’t you recognize me, but your father Late ….. …… often used to come to meet my Mom.’ Id. both X and Y. (This very incident was published in a scandal page of Baburao Patel’s Film India) II 13
  16. 16. After independence, Bhopal was one of the last states to sign the Instrument of Accession as Nawab Hamidullah Khan made an effort to retain Bhopal as a separate unit which ignited agitations against him in December 1948, leading to the arrest of prominent leaders including X - a future Indian Head of the State on 23 January 1949. X was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for violating restrictions on public meetings. Later, the political detainees were released as the Nawab signed the agreement for merger on 30 April 1949. Who was X, who later decorated the post of Indian President? II 14
  17. 17. Connect them :--- * The author of the foremost Purana, the Vishnu Purana; was the grandson of Vasishtha, the son of Śakti Maharsi, and the father of Vyasa; * During the decent of Ganga, the matted hair of X extended and surrounded over the sky; and that’s why X was named as _____; * Indra gifted Y, a crown, shining like Sun ,as Y fought valiantly against the demons and that’s why Y named ___. II 15
  18. 18. Id. this collage and paper installation artist, who might be from an unknown village of Noorgram in West Bengal, but her art is well-known in galleries across India and those in Europe. Apparently, avant-garde designer Pierre Cardin too possesses one of her works. Her uncertain journey as a wife of a vegetable vendor that started on the dusty pavements of Kolkata, is a phenomenal and inspiring story for many. Name her. (vis of her works – next slide) II 16
  19. 19. II 16
  20. 20. ____ is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia also known as cháhuā in Chinese (‘tea flower’ - an apt designation), as tsubaki in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. The genus was named after the Jesuit botanist George Joseph ____. Rabindranath’s poems remind us of this flower. Id. it. II 17
  21. 21. Id. the painter, who is principally remembered by common urban Indian for his different skill. II 18
  22. 22. After the Battle of Kurukshetra, Yudhisthira performs the funeral rites for all loved ones, including Karna. But he was deeply hurt that Kunti did not reveal to him earlier that Karna was his brother. The depressed prince reacted painfully and what curse did he give and to whom? II 19
  23. 23. He was an Indian architect and politician and an advocate of liberalism and freedom; was elected to the Lok Sabha, representing the Godhra constituency in Gujarat, in 1967 and 1971 General Election. In 1975, he was arrested under the MISA. He has done his Master's in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where a future PM of the subcontinent country was his room-mate, which has been reflected in his much publicised friendly memoir. A College of Architecture in Cuttack, and a FIDE chess tournament are named in his honour. Who? II 20
  24. 24. After three daughters (first two died in their infancies), he was the first male child of Ajaib Lal, a post office clerk and Anandi. His parents lovingly gave him a name which literally means ‘the master of wealth’, while his uncle, Mahabir, a rich landowner, nicknamed him ‘Nawab’. Who is being talked about? II 21
  25. 25. This 15-year old lady (according to noted British scholar Mortimer Wheeler), found from a broken-down house on the 'ninth lane' of a currently-in-news historical city, has been given the name it is mostly associated with, probably because of her profession. She is seen wearing almost 24 bangles on her left arm and 4 bangles on her right arm. Who is this fashionable lady? II 22
  26. 26. This European lady from the world of literature has found a mention in today’s quiz, courtesy a former CM of an Indian state who later fought unsuccessfully for the highest post in Indian Democratic set-up. Put funda. II 23
  27. 27. 21 June is the longest day in Northern hemisphere. It also marks the transition to Dakshinayana. Shiva, the first yogi is said to have begun imparting the knowledge of a particular subject to the mankind on this day and became the first guru (Adi Guru). Dakshinayana is also considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices. These are all explanations given by Indian PM Narendra Modi for what decision? II 24
  28. 28. Russian Postal Department honoured him in 1956, much before the Indian Postal Department. Who has been honoured thus? II 25
  29. 29. This young goddess once expressed her desire to marry Lord Shiva. The devas were not pleased to know this news because as long as she would remain without husband and children, she would have the power to kill demons. To stop the marriage, they took the help of trickery and mislead Shiva. As per the folklore, the angry goddess broke all the pots containing wedding-feast and also washed away her cosmetics, which resulted in the colourful landscape of the nearby area. Which goddess? (vis – next slide) II 26
  30. 30. II 26
  31. 31. Among the 56 noted names in this elite list - Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay was the first Bengalee, Kuvempu was the first Kannadiga and Gopinath Mohanty was the first from the state of Odissa. What this list is all about? Who is the first female to be inducted in this list? II 27
  32. 32. The piece of art goes beyond the chaotic eruption of vessels and instead is the artful disorganization of a quaint and curious order. This deceptively simple- looking structure is a commentary on contemporary India, transitions and the inherent contradictions of globalization. Which ‘structure’ is being talked about? II 28
  33. 33. Identify this community of Muslim court musicians whose royal patrons may have disappeared because of circumstances of history, but whose art lives because its practitioners cannot live without it. II 29
  34. 34. Ending the prelims with a dhamaka……Because of whose ‘contribution’, this particular item no. from a recent bolly-movie has been mentioned in today’s LAMP Quiz? II 30
  35. 35. Having earned the nicknames “Rockstar” and “The Guru” his charmful appearance made the young girls chase him for selfies. His speeches and press conferences have been tracked like the twists and turns of a T20 cricket match. His squash and tennis-honed physique was well apreciated by the press. Whom am I taking about, who is in news? II 1
  36. 36. Raghuram Rajan. 1 II
  37. 37. An epic poetry book in Hindi titled ”Lalita Ke Aansoo” written by Krant M. L. Verma was published in 1978. In this book the tragic story about the death of “X” has been narrated by his wife. There are still serious doubts which are been taken on his death. Name “X”. II 2.
  38. 38. Lal Bahadur Shastri 2 II
  39. 39. If Ganapati :: Mouse Vishnu :: Garuda Shani :: Crows Shiva :: Bull Agni :: Ram Then Kuber :: ???? II 3.
  40. 40. Man 3 II
  41. 41. He played an active role within the CPI(M) party and brought it to national prominence in the 60s and 70s. Besides this, he was a well-known journalist and writer as well. When he took oath as the first chief minister, he became the first ______ leader to have been elected democratically in India. Simply identify. II 4
  42. 42. E M Sankaran Namboodiripad 4 II
  43. 43. Which writer holds the distinction of being the first Indian to complete a Ph.D in English Literature from the Cambridge University? II 5
  44. 44. Harivansh Rai Bachchan. 5 II
  45. 45. As per Hindu beliefs, Lord Krishna used to have 8 meals a day. Once to save a village from the fury of Lord Indra, he lifted the Govardhan Parbat (Mountain) under which everyone took refuge. He remained in the task continuously for a week until Indra gave up after realising his mistake. The compensation from the indebted villagers is the reasoning behind something offered at the Jagannath temple in Puri. What is that something? II 6
  46. 46. Chappam Bhog 6 II
  47. 47. Built in Gothic Revival style, featuring slender vertical piers and vaulting and pointed arches. The credit for the exquisite design goes to a military engineer Major William Nairn Forbes, who was assisted by C.K. Robinson. Which structure am I talking about which got severely damaged during the great earthquake of 12th June 1897? II 7
  48. 48. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata. 7 II
  49. 49. As per Macmillan English Dictionary, this word means difficult and sometimes dishonest discussions between people who are trying to reach an agreement. In political parlance, it implies any long drawn-out negotiation characterised by hard bargaining and compromises. Identify the term. II 8
  50. 50. Horse Trading 8 II
  51. 51. A superb story-teller, and a master of romance, which novelist’s having rendered Government service for 32 years never wrote in English after his initial foray? II 9
  52. 52. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay 9 II
  53. 53. It is believed that the sage Dhadichi, tired of safeguarding the Devas’ weapons, dissolved them in water and drank it. When the Devas required the weapons to fight the Asuras, Dhadichi realised that the weapons were part of his bones, and so he willingly gave up his life, so that Brahma could fashion weapons to defeat the Asuras. According to legend, he made this sacrifice, to help fight a righteous war, at a particular place in India. For this reason among others, the site was chosen for something else in 1917. What? II 10
  54. 54. Mahatma Gandhi situated the Sabarmati Ashram here. II 10
  55. 55. He was given the title ‘founder of Indology’ and was an impartial writer on customs and creeds of this country. He also authored a book, the title of which can be translated in English as ‘History of India’. Who was he? II 11
  56. 56. Al-Biruni 11 II
  57. 57. Connect the following brands with a former 2-time Cabinet Minister. II 12
  58. 58. Tiruvellore Thattai Krishnamachari (TTK) 12 II
  59. 59. Gossip : but not from horse’s mouth…… Manto in his book ‘Ganjey Farishtey’ sketched one incident, where X an Indian politician in a hi-profile social gathering failed to recognize Y a Bolly-heartthrob or may had just avoided her. Irritated by X’s attitude Y straightway asked him, ‘X-ji can’t you recognize me, but your father Late ….. …… often used to come to meet my Mom.’ Id. both X and Y. (This very incident was published in a scandal page of Baburao Patel’s Film India) II 13
  60. 60. Nehru & Nargis 13 II
  61. 61. After independence, Bhopal was one of the last states to sign the Instrument of Accession as Nawab Hamidullah Khan made an effort to retain Bhopal as a separate unit which ignited agitations against him in December 1948, leading to the arrest of prominent leaders including X - a future Indian Head of the State on 23 January 1949. X was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for violating restrictions on public meetings. Later, the political detainees were released as the Nawab signed the agreement for merger on 30 April 1949. Who was X, who later decorated the post of Indian President? II 14
  62. 62. शंकरदयाल शर्ाा 14 II
  63. 63. Connect them :--- * The author of the foremost Purana, the Vishnu Purana; was the grandson of Vasishtha, the son of Śakti Maharsi, and the father of Vyasa; * During the decent of Ganga, the matted hair of X extended and surrounded over the sky; and that’s why X was named as _____; * Indra gifted Y, a crown, shining like Sun ,as Y fought valiantly against the demons and that’s why Y named ___. II 15
  64. 64. Sleuths of Bengali literature 15 II
  65. 65. Id. this collage and paper installation artist, who might be from an unknown village of Noorgram in West Bengal, but her art is well-known in galleries across India and those in Europe. Apparently, avant-garde designer Pierre Cardin too possesses one of her works. Her uncertain journey as a wife of a vegetable vendor that started on the dusty pavements of Kolkata, is a phenomenal and inspiring story for many. Name her. (vis of her works – next slide) II 16
  66. 66. II 16
  67. 67. Shakila 16 II
  68. 68. ____ is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia also known as cháhuā in Chinese (‘tea flower’ - an apt designation), as tsubaki in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. The genus was named after the Jesuit botanist George Joseph ____. Rabindranath’s poems remind us of this flower. Id. it. II 17
  69. 69. Camelia 17 II
  70. 70. Id. the painter, who is principally remembered by common urban Indian for his different skill. II 18
  71. 71. Le Corbusier 18 II
  72. 72. After the Battle of Kurukshetra, Yudhisthira performs the funeral rites for all loved ones, including Karna. But he was deeply hurt that Kunti did not reveal to him earlier that Karna was his brother. The depressed prince reacted painfully and what curse did he give and to whom? II 19
  73. 73. 19 II He cursed all womenhood that henceforth, no woman shall succeed in keeping a secret
  74. 74. He was an Indian architect and politician and an advocate of liberalism and freedom; was elected to the Lok Sabha, representing the Godhra constituency in Gujarat, in 1967 and 1971 General Election. In 1975, he was arrested under the MISA. He has done his Master's in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where a future PM of the subcontinent country was his room-mate, which has been reflected in his much publicised friendly memoir. A College of Architecture in Cuttack, and a FIDE chess tournament are named in his honour. Who? II 20
  75. 75. Piloo Modi 20 II
  76. 76. After three daughters (first two died in their infancies), he was the first male child of Ajaib Lal, a post office clerk and Anandi. His parents lovingly gave him a name which literally means ‘the master of wealth’, while his uncle, Mahabir, a rich landowner, nicknamed him ‘Nawab’. Who is being talked about? II 21
  77. 77. Munshi Premchand 21 II
  78. 78. This 15-year old lady (according to noted British scholar Mortimer Wheeler), found from a broken-down house on the 'ninth lane' of a currently-in-news historical city, has been given the name it is mostly associated with, probably because of her profession. She is seen wearing almost 24 bangles on her left arm and 4 bangles on her right arm. Who is this fashionable lady? II 22
  79. 79. The Dancing Girl 22 II
  80. 80. This European lady from the world of literature has found a mention in today’s quiz, courtesy a former CM of an Indian state who later fought unsuccessfully for the highest post in Indian Democratic set-up. Put funda. II 23
  81. 81. P.A. Sangma christened his daughters’ names after Agatha Christie 23 II
  82. 82. 21 June is the longest day in Northern hemisphere. It also marks the transition to Dakshinayana. Shiva, the first yogi is said to have begun imparting the knowledge of a particular subject to the mankind on this day and became the first guru (Adi Guru). Dakshinayana is also considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices. These are all explanations given by Indian PM Narendra Modi for what decision? II 24
  83. 83. 21 June - International Yoga Day 24 II
  84. 84. Russian Postal Department honoured him in 1956, much before the Indian Postal Department. Who has been honoured thus? II 25
  85. 85. Kalidasa 25 II
  86. 86. This young goddess once expressed her desire to marry Lord Shiva. The devas were not pleased to know this news because as long as she would remain without husband and children, she would have the power to kill demons. To stop the marriage, they took the help of trickery and mislead Shiva. As per the folklore, the angry goddess broke all the pots containing wedding-feast and also washed away her cosmetics, which resulted in the colourful landscape of the nearby area. Which goddess? (vis – next slide) II 26
  87. 87. II 26
  88. 88. Devi Kanyakumari 26 II
  89. 89. Among the 56 noted names in this elite list - Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay was the first Bengalee, Kuvempu was the first Kannadiga and Gopinath Mohanty was the first from the state of Odissa. What this list is all about? Who is the first female to be inducted in this list? II 27
  90. 90. Jnanpith Award Winners & Ashapurna Debi (in 1976) 27 II
  91. 91. The piece of art goes beyond the chaotic eruption of vessels and instead is the artful disorganization of a quaint and curious order. This deceptively simple- looking structure is a commentary on contemporary India, transitions and the inherent contradictions of globalization. Which ‘structure’ is being talked about? II 28
  92. 92. Absolut Art by Subodh Gupta 28 II
  93. 93. Identify this community of Muslim court musicians whose royal patrons may have disappeared because of circumstances of history, but whose art lives because its practitioners cannot live without it. II 29
  94. 94. Manganiars 29 II
  95. 95. Ending the prelims with a dhamaka……Because of whose ‘contribution’, this particular item no. from a recent bolly-movie has been mentioned in today’s LAMP Quiz? II 30
  96. 96. Kapil Sibal (the lyricist of this song) 30 II

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