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Prelims21 QuestionsNo. of *marked questions attempted will decidein case of a tie.
1. This person was once offered the Presidency ofIsrael. His final words died with him as the nursestanding besides him didnot know German . He wasinvited as a professor in an Indian University. Hetaught in a University in the Netherlands . He wasonce a citizen of Switzerland as well as Austria . Hedied as a US citizen.Id him
*6. The following is a extract from a play, which is extremely famous not only because of the play, but for another reason.“Don’t know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal—you sockdologizing old man- trap.”Give me the significance of these lines.(Be damn specific pls.)
These were the lines from American Cousins after whichAbraham Lincoln was shot dead
7.This large,deep,freshwater lake in Europe.Thecherry Islands is the only Island in thislake.However the lake is famous because of ananimal which is said t be exisitng in the lake.Thereports of this creature have been recorded fromearly as the 6th century.It has been featured inmany famous films and cartoons including ScoobyDoo.The mosnter is sadi to live inside the waterbut appears more like a land creature.Some reportings claim it to be dangerous andthat it attacks humans.However others claim thatit is an friendly creature.Id the creature or the lake.
10.What is X??This is the endHold your breath and count to tenFeel the earth move and thenHear my heart burst againFor this is the endIve drowned and dreamt this momentSo overdue I owe themSwept away, Im stolenLet the XWhen it crumblesWe will stand tallFace it all together
This place was bought at a price of around2 cents per acre and the total purchaseprice was cent at $7.2 million.Later on this place gone on to become thelargest state of a country.Identify the place.
"Since it was a photofinish, the announcements were held up. The suspense was excruciating. I knew what my fatal error was: After running perilously fast in lane five, I slowed down at 250 metres. I couldnot cover the lost ground after that -- and that cost me the race." Whose words?
Name the home-grown handset and tablet PCvendor that has beaten international majorsSamsung and Apple to claim the top slot (18.4%share) in the Indian tablet PC market.Hints:1) Founded- 19912) CEO- Deepak Mehrotra- former Director,Bharti Airtel3) HQ- Gurgaon, Haryana4) Its Tablet PC is branded "Funbook".
X is a feature found in some tabloid newspapers,especially in the United Kingdom, consisting of alarge photograph of a topless female glamourmodel.Women who model regularly for the feature areknown as X girls, some of whom, such asSamantha Fox and Katie Price (Jordan), havebecome notable celebrities.Identify X.
X became popular during Indian PremierLeague. They have ballooned bodies and eggheads who are used to promote Y.Because of X, Y received the first People for theEthical Treatment of Animals (PETA) 2009Glitterbox Award, for having more humanealternatives.Identify X and Y.
The adidas Telstar was the official ball of the1970 FIFA world cup. It was specificallydesigned to be visible on television screens,hence the name which is short for televisionstar. It was made of leather but had somedegree of water resistance provided by its shinydurlast coating.While the football has significantly evolvedsince the days of telstar, a feature seen first onthe telstar ball has come to represent footballsin general and does so to this day.What feature ?
• It was the first footballto use the truncatedicosahedron orbucky ball for itsdesign, consistingof 12 black pentagonaland 20 whitehexagonal panels,which has sincebecame thequintessential design of afootball.
This practice was started in English colleges anduniversities but slowly and steadily it corruptedalmost entire Indian educational institutions.First official case of this practice was reported in1984. This practice has been highlighted in manyBollywood films. Highly reputed Indian collegeshave a wistful history of it especially Medicalcolleges.Which practice?
The Dongria Kondha are indigenous tribal groups of India.They live in Orissa, a state in Eastern India. VedantaResources, a UK based mining company, is threateningthe future of this tribe as their home the Niyamgiri Hill isrich in bauxite. The bauxite is also the reason there are somany perennial streams. The tribes plight is the subjectof a Survival International short film narrated by actressJoanna Lumley.In a case of life seeking to imitate art, the tribe appealedto X to help them stop Vedanta, reckoning that the authorof the film Y, which deals with a similar subject, wouldunderstand their plight. An advertisement in Varietymagazine said: "Appeal to X. Y is fantasy … and real. TheDongria Kondh tribe in India are struggling to defend theirland against a mining company hell-bent on destroyingtheir sacred mountain. Please help the Dongria.“Name X and Y
The Order of the Dragon was aninstitution, similar to other chivalric orders ofthe time, modelled on the Order of St George. Itwas created in 1408 by the Holy RomanEmperor Sigismund and his queen BarbaraCilli, mainly for the purpose of gainingprotection for the royal family. According to itsstatute, the Order also required its initiates todefend the Cross and to do battle against itsenemies, principally the Turks. Which fictionalcharacter gets his/her name from the wordmeaning "son of the member of the order ofDragon"?
A Cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket inteam , specifically to combat the extraordinary battingskill of Australias Don Bradman for the 1932–33 Ashestour of Australia. Australians won the five-Test series 2-1 in England in 1930, Bradman amassed 974 runs atbatting average of 139.14.Bradman averaged 56.57 in the next series, otherwisehe would have finished his career with a Test average of104.76 instead of 99.94. It produced one of theimmortal quotes in Test cricket when Australian CaptainBill Woodfull told the English management: “There aretwo teams out there, and only one of them is playingcricket”.
Hypoglycemia, dehydration, acetaldehyde intoxication,and vitamin B12 deficiency are all theorized causes ofsymptoms. It may last up to two or three days. The termwas originally a 19th century expression describingunfinished business—something left over from ameeting—or ‘survival.’ In 1904, the meaning that wenow associate first surfaced.Dehydration, fatigue,headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence,weakness, elevated body temperature, hypersalivation,difficulty concentrating, sweating, anxiety, irritability,sensitivity to light and noise, erratic motor functions(including tremor), trouble sleeping, severe hunger, andlack of depth perception are the visible symptoms.There are no "proven-remedies" though many havetheir insightful opinions on it. What am I talking about??
Give me the award. The unlikely performer & also winner.
The audiobook version won the2008 Grammy Award for the best Spoken Word Album
These watches appear to be the same, dont they ?Well they are, but a tech giant was recently slappedwith the fine of around $21 million for using one ofthe designs in the image. The other is the one theyoffer in their iconic products. Id the company & the copy/image rights holder for the original design !
SBB/Swiss Federal Railways iconic clock which is used by Apple Inc intheir iOS. The clock is a Swiss national symbol now!
These are The Twin-towers of Deutsche BankHeadquarter in Frankfurt, Germany. These twobuildings are regarded as the most high profilestructures in Germany. Now these two buildings arenamed after two banking terms that usually appeartogether. Just give the names of these buildings.
Slog Overs(R3)Rules:8 Connect QuesInfinite PouncePounce(30 seconds)+6, -2Direct/Pass+4, 0Infinite Bounce–If you answer a question, the next direct goes to the teamsitting next to you. If no one answers, the next questiongoes to the next team.Hints will only be given after 30 seconds.
Seven SistersGillette Castle was called Seven Sisters by WilliamGilletteThe 7 studios were collectively called Seven SistersThe Seven Sisters (Syv Systre) waterfall in NorwayThe Chalk cliffs in Sussex are called Seven SistersThe Painting “The Pleiades” (Seven Sisters) by ElihuVedderThe Seven Sisters Rock Formation in the Valley ofFire State Park (Nevada,USA)
Verghese KurienManthan-a 1976 film made by ShyamBenegal, based on a story writtenjointly by Dr. Verghese Kurien.Audio Autobiography of Dr. Kurien(TheMan Who Made The Elephant Dance)was foreword by Ratan Tata.