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MQ: Politics

  1. 1. MetaQuizziks Meetings Topic: Politics
  2. 2. He was the BJP candidate from Gandsi in Hassan district in the 1994 Karnataka Assembly Elections. He lost badly. He stood as an independent in the recent Lok Sabha elections and lost again. He is most famous for something he did between 2003 and 2008. Who? 1
  3. 3. And the answer is ….
  4. 4. Captain G R Gopinath
  5. 5. The Indian Railways has set up a committee called the Passengers Services Committee. Apart from looking into catering, the committee will review the size, design and location of vending stalls and all other book stalls, telephone booths at stations and recommend measures for standardization of design so that they match with aesthetics of the station. Who heads this committee? 2
  6. 6. And the answer is ….
  7. 7. Derek O’Brien
  8. 8. <ul><li>This case was then known as the Suraj Mandal case after the person who was then considered to be the principal accused. One of the accused Shailendra Mahato later turned approver. The third accused was Simon Marandi. Name the fourth accused and the case. </li></ul>3
  9. 9. And the answer is ….
  10. 10. <ul><li>Shibu Soren; JMM Bribery Case </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Morarji Desai, Atulya Ghosh, K Kamaraj, S Nijalingappa and S K Patil – by what moniker was this quintet more popularly known by in the mid-to-late 1960s? </li></ul>4
  12. 12. And the answer is ….
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Syndicate </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Identify this CPM politician and former Kanpur MP, more known for her filmi connections – her husband, and son are both well-known directors and she has acted in a handful of movies herself (including Asoka, Amu, The Guru etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Also, identify her more famous mother. </li></ul>5
  15. 15. And the answer is ….
  16. 16. <ul><li>Subhashini Ali </li></ul><ul><li>Lakshmi Sehgal </li></ul>
  17. 17. 6 This Arjuna Award winner is the only sitting MP to have won a medal at the Asian Games, having done so by getting a silver medal in shooting in the 1974 Tehran Asiad. Identify him.
  18. 18. And the answer is ….
  19. 19. Dr. Karni Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner
  20. 20. In 1982, Rajiv Gandhi, then a Congress general secretary, arrived on a private visit at the Begumpet airport. The Chief Minister had arranged for a large crowd of party workers to receive him. Tired of the fawning CM’s antics, Rajiv lost his temper and called him a “buffoon”. The incident was blown up by NTR as an insult to “Telugu Atmagauravam” and contributed to the TDP’s massive victory in its first elections. Name the unfortunate CM who was replaced shortly before the elections. 7
  21. 21. And the answer is ….
  22. 22. T. Anjaiah
  23. 23. Quoting the Life Magazine: “ At a General Dynamics plant in Michigan, the ____ wanted to show he was no softie on defense, so took a spin in a tank. Compared with the dashing WWII pilot Bush, the little ____ came off a clown, and the photo op blew up in his face.” The phrases “___ in the tank”, “tank moment” etc. are used as slang for public relations exercises that backfire. Id this candidate whose campaign suffered a meltdown following the photo’s release. 8
  24. 24. And the answer is ….
  25. 25. Michael Dukakis, “Dukakis in a tank” moment
  26. 26. The photo depicts the rations handed out to soldiers in the Union army: salt __, beans, and hard tack. The barrel was a common feature of larders in American households and led to the phrase “scraping the bottom of the barrel”. Which other phrase, commonly used in American politics did this contribute? 9
  27. 27. And the answer is ….
  28. 28. “ Pork barrel” spending, the term used to denote government handouts for public works that are of dubious value. The bills are generally seen as bringing money to a congressman's district.
  29. 29. The organisation’s motto is Bietan jarrai (&quot;Keep up on both&quot;). This refers to the two figures in its symbol, a snake (representing politics) wrapped around an axe (representing armed struggle). Which controversial organization, banned in most of Europe? 10
  30. 30. And the answer is ….
  31. 31. ETA, the Basque separatist organization.