Trivia Night Prelims

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Trivia Night Prelims

  1. 1. PRELIMS
  2. 2. QUESTION 01Jack + William +Robert + John = ________________ ?
  3. 3. QUESTION 02• This place in Delhi used to be a large pond in the old walled city area. Some time during the decade of the 1930s, the pond was filled up so that an annual event could be shifted to that place (from which it gets its name). Over the decades, the place has also been used for other reasons. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi isn’t very happy about all this and wants to turn it into a green area where people can relax, instead of being agitated. Which place am I talking about here ?
  4. 4. QUESTION 03• Statistically speaking, this company is the world’s most popular transportation company. The company claims that they carry the equivalent of the world’s population every 9 days. Name the company?
  5. 5. QUESTION 04• In the interview to the Indian Express in November 2011, Irshaad Kamil said : “After Operational Blue Star in Punjab, the final examinations were postponed. [I] led a group of students demanding a month’s notice as a preparation. We made banners saying, “______ ______ .” and went about raising this slogan.” He used this lines in a very recent movie. Identify .
  6. 6. QUESTION 05• “If he was a plumber, he would control all the water in the world and force anyone who wants a drop of the precious liquid to cut a deal with him.” This is something that Larry Ellison: the CEO of Oracle said about someone. Identify the someone.
  7. 7. QUESTION 06• In the 18th century, this group of islands was called “Frederiksoerne” by its administrators. In 2011, this place made a climatic appearance on a TV programme. Which islands am I talking about ?
  8. 8. QUESTION 07• This is a promotional poster for a range of certain products that used to be made by the British Company SSL International. The company was sold to Reckitt Benckiser in July 2010. Identify the Brand.
  9. 9. QUESTION 08• According to its Wiki page its the 14th most cleanest and greenest place in India. An indigenous community “____" inhabit this place. The place is divided into 18 sectors with sector 6 being the largest of them. The citys per-capita income is the highest in its respective state. Mira Nair, the famous movie director happens to be citizen of this city .• Name this city in India.
  10. 10. QUESTION 09•Identify the painting and the painter.
  11. 11. QUESTION 10• Before the Internet was conceived, an ambitious group of young scientists at CERN (Switzerland) started working on what was to become the WWW. Because these bright young minds were reluctant to reveal their progress (and setbacks) to the world, they started developing their protocol in a closed environment: CERN’s Internal network. CONTD…
  12. 12. QUESTION 10 CONTD…Using the physical layout of CERN’s network andbuildings as a metaphor for the “real world” theysituated different functions of the protocol indifferent offices within CERN. In an office on thefourth floor room, they placed the World WideWeb’s central database: any request for a file wasrouted to that office, where two or three peoplewould manually locate the requested files andtransfer them, over the network, to the person whomade that request.What in the world of Internet owes its origin tothe above mentioned fact ?
  13. 13. QUESTION 11• This train get its name from the fact that it passes through a geographical coast which is land of the Chola dynasty was called Cholamandalam in Tamil, literally translated as “the realm of the Cholas”. The train travels around 1662 km and travels each day from its source to destination. It is one of the earliest super-fast trains in the history of Indian railways. This train consists of 24 passenger coaches making it one of the longest passenger train in the world.
  14. 14. QUESTION 12• Which popular website claims to have been founded by "Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and start-up company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa"?
  15. 15. QUESTION 13• It is called “Mehran” in Pakistan and is the largest selling product of its type in the country. Its direct Indian equivalent is also the largest selling product of its kind in India. What brand am I talking about ?
  16. 16. QUESTION 14• In medieval England houses had thatched roofs with a high and thick straw pile. It was, somehow the only place, the only place for animals to get warm. So all the _____________ were kept there. When torrents, it became wet and slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall of the roof. Which phrase am I talking about ?
  17. 17. QUESTION 15• The Mullaiperiyar dam is located in Kerela, but has been leased to Tamil Nadu after a 1886 treaty between the then Travancore State and the Madras Presidency. For how many years is this lease ?
  18. 18. QUESTION 16Where would you find this ?
  19. 19. QUESTION 17•How do we better know Shivaji Rao Gaikwad ?
  20. 20. QUESTION 18
  21. 21. QUESTION 19• This great person is known for [among other things] having studied plants, the human body and music. Technically born a bastard, he spent the first few years of his life with his mother and then grew up with his father. At the tender age of 14, he started working with his teacher. One day, when they worked on something together, he was so obviously better than his teacher that the later apparently gave up his craft. During his career he also gained reputation for drawing maps. He also invented certain stuff. Who am I talking about ?
  22. 22. QUESTION 20Identify this monument.
  23. 23. QUESTION 21• The screenplay of this movie began as a short story entitled “High Jump” and developed into a full work 7 years later. The initial inspiration for this movie was the childhood of prolific Japanese film-maker Akira Kurosawa. What movie am I talking about ?
  24. 24. QUESTION 22Explain the significance of this place in theworld of movies.
  25. 25. QUESTION 23What is sospecialabout thisPlayboymagazine ?
  26. 26. QUESTION 24•This is the first ever _________ ________?
  27. 27. QUESTION 25•5th November 2011was declared a state holiday in Orissa by the state Government to celebrate the Presidential assent to two significant changes. Name them.

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