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Freshers' Quiz Prelim organized on 24th September at Hansraj College.

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Hansraj freshers' prelim

  1. 1. Hansraj College Fresher‘s Quiz PRELIMS
  2. 2. PRELIMS  25 Questions  Take note of the starred Questions, they‘ll settle ties  Googling is discouraged and prohibited  6 teams make it to the finals  If you don‘t qualify, DON‘T FEEL BAD BRO, and stick around for the finals.  All the best!
  3. 3. Q1 For its discrete elevation, X village (located about 12 km east of Mangrol in Baran district, Rajasthan) can be spotted from a distance of 40 to 50 km. This unusual rocky structure attracted the attention of geologists since its discovery and has been called by different names by different workers viz. ‗X structure‘, ‗X meteoritic structure‘, ‗X ring structure‘, ‗X dome‘, ‗X dome structure‘, ‗X astrobleme‘, etc. It can be approached via Jaipur-Tonk-Indergarh-Mangrol, Alwar-Gangapur-Sawai Madhopur-Sheopur-Mangrol and Kota-Baran-Mangrol road routes. It was immortalized in Indian Cinema in 1975. What place?
  4. 4. Q2 He is the only parliamentarian to have been elected from four different states at different times namely UP, MP, Gujarat and Delhi. He won his first election from Balrampur and later he moved to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009. He‘s known as 'Baap-ji' amongst his close friends and relatives. He also has an adopted daughter, Namita. Who?
  5. 5. Q3 Connect
  6. 6. Q4 What is the name given to the complete set of petals of a flower? It also shares its name with a car introduced in 1966, that managed to become the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then.
  7. 7. 5. Connect  Wheelbarrow  Battleship  Racecar  Thimble  Old-style shoe  Scottie dog  Top hat  Cat  Lantern  Purse  Rocking horse  Sack of money  Man on horseback  Iron  Howitzer, better known as a cannon.
  8. 8. Q6 * Which Indian state was first referred to in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata by a name that meant ‗cow country‘, and has a capital with a name that means ―land that never floods‖?
  9. 9. Q7 These are the episode names for a certain series. Season 2: Individuality Harmony Equality Spirit Unity Season 3: Reason Will Conception Form Realization Simply, name the series.
  10. 10. Q8 - What is the original painting called?
  11. 11. Q9 * X’s name comes up every time a government passes a restrictive law or a law which seems to remove aspects of our eternal freedoms. Everyone recognizes his face, everyone knows what he stands for, and everyone is terrified of the potential for our own lives to be governed by our own version of the X. X was, of course, created by Y for one of his novels. X and Y?
  12. 12. Q10 In American history, few people have embodied the notion of the self-made man more than X. X left home at the age of seventeen and became an apprentice with a machinist in Detroit—a career path he would ultimately take to another level on his way to becoming a wildly rich and successful industrialist. Despite having next to no real education, he created the mechanized assembly line—and it wasn‘t long before Detroit gained the nickname of the _____ ____ because of his incredible work. X?
  13. 13. Q11 * In the 1960s, X was retooling its image, which included discussing a possible new logo. Louis Cheskin, a psychologist and design consultant hired by X urged them to keep the current logo, claiming that the logo had a Freudian effect that made customers imagine a pair of nourishing breasts, which then made them hungry. X?
  14. 14. Q12 Before gaining popularity in 1932, X had already been around for nearly 3,000 years. The oldest known record of the use comes from pieces of pottery dated to ancient Troy circa 1,000 BC. The word itself comes from the word in the Y language, which translates to ―being fortunate.‖ As Y originated in the Indo-Aryan region, especially around India, it‘s no surprise that X appear heavily in Buddhism. To Buddhists it represents eternity; Hindus use it to represent Ganesha. X and Y?
  15. 15. Q13 - Minimalist Poster for which Cult classic?
  16. 16. Q14 * A Celtic God worshipped in ____ and Roman Britain‘s name means tribal protector/father of the tribe. In fact, every tribe of these lands had their own version of the god. He is also the subject of a famous catchphrase from a certain comic. It was also the name given to the Asteroid that passed earth in December 2012. What?
  17. 17. Q15 This adventure activity was invented by Dwayne van der Sluis and Andrew Akers in New Zealand in 1995 as something exciting for tourists to do once they became jaded with bungee jumping. They created the term X for the ball, presumably a variation on orb, which they trademarked and which they used for the name of their company. Confirming our suspicion that there is no activity so crazy that it will not be taken up by somebody somewhere, X has large numbers of enthusiastic participants, not only in New Zealand but also in the US, Europe and elsewhere. What is X?
  18. 18. Q16 X was the coach for Chennai Super Kings in the 2008 IPL edition. A bigger claim to fame would be the fact that he was the first player to play the Cricket World Cup for two countries. X?
  19. 19. Q17 Id
  20. 20. Q18 Niue is an island dependency of New Zealand. In 2001 it issued a commemorative Niue dollar in which the backside featured a fictional rat-like animal highly popular with kids. Name the animal / Fictional Character.
  21. 21. Q19 – Give Funda
  22. 22. Q20 - Connect
  23. 23. Q21 This song X was nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop performance by a group. The song shares its name with a famous Indi-Pop song in which the singer was literally ―X‖ while singing the song. The Indian song X was the claim to fame of its singer Y, who is currently part of one of the most successful music composer singer trio in India. What is X and who is Y?
  24. 24. What is being depicted?
  25. 25. Q 23 * _________ have been manufactured by Ray-Ban since 1956, when their design was a revolutionary break from the metal eyewear of the past. _________ enjoyed early popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Though they had faded from the limelight by the 1970s, a lucrative 1982 product placement deal brought _________ to their height of popularity. ______ have been called a classic of modern design and one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century. FITB.
  26. 26. Q24 Ruth Handler watched her daughter X at play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toys were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied toy to her husband Elliot, a co- founder of the Mattel. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors. The idea resulted in ‗Y‘, one of the most popular toy figures of all time. What is Y?
  27. 27. Q25 He was born in 1880 in a village near Benaras and was named Dhanpat Rai Srivastava at the time. He soon began writing under the pen name ―Nawab Rai‖ after which he shifted it to X. By the time of his death in 1936, he had written more than 280 short stories, each being touching or moving in some way or the other and a dozen novels. Who?