FAQ Open General Quiz at Medical College Kolkata Prelims

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Open General Quiz organised by Medical College on 24th August 2013. Top Score was 22.5 and cut off was 13 The numbers in the brackets denote the number of teams who got the correct answer. 30 teams participated. Please note that Question 7 Sujoy Ghosh should read Shoojit Sarcar. I uploaded the older file apologies.

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FAQ Open General Quiz at Medical College Kolkata Prelims

  1. 1. PRELIMINARY ROUND
  2. 2. 30 Questions All Questions carry One Point. Half points are QM’s prerogative. No Negatives. Best of Luck to all teams. Please switch off all mobiles and other devices with internet access. Non compliance will result in immediate disqualification. All multiples of 5 are starred questions PRELIMS Ties will be resolved on stars and count-back.
  3. 3. 1) The eastern most capital city in India is Kohima which name is second on this list? (12) PRELIMS
  4. 4. PRELIMS 2) What is this region called which is marked in white? (7)
  5. 5. PRELIMS 3) The term was first used in British Army reports of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. However the usage of this thing is much older like in Somme in 1918 and in Belarus in 1943. What term? (4)
  6. 6. PRELIMS 4) What is the name of the series of reactions? (Named after a person) (23)
  7. 7. PRELIMS *5) Name this Darjeeling born Tibetan-in-exile writer who won the Crossword book award in 2000 for a work of fiction which involved a 19th century master detective and lovable Bengali character from a picaresque novel on the ‘Great Game’ published first in 1900. (7)
  8. 8. PRELIMS 6) One of the processes of the last rites of Parsee religion is the ‘Sagdid’. The word when translated means seeing of the ___. A four eyed animal is used for this process. The four eyes are not physical as two can be painted on the animal. So what animal is the major component of the ‘Sagdid’? (6)
  9. 9. PRELIMS 7) Who is making his film debut, playing RD the Director of RAW in the latest film by Shoojit Sarkar? (18)
  10. 10. PRELIMS 8) Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has replaced an Indian entry from the top of a list. What is the Indian entry and what list? (16)
  11. 11. 9) Apart from Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City, Italian is an official language in which two European nations? {1(3)} PRELIMS
  12. 12. PRELIMS *10) It claims to be the first fully high definition channel in eastern India with 1.33 Crore unique viewers. Identify this channel. (15)
  13. 13. PRELIMS 11) The son of Rai Puran Das a Vaishya Baniya of Alwar in the 16th century, was a member of the Vallabha Sampraday of Vrindawan. Name this famous man of Indian History. (2)
  14. 14. PRELIMS 12) This person snapped one of the great possible streaks. Identify him? (21)
  15. 15. PRELIMS 13) This company manufactures the most common airplane brand on the planet founded in 1946 it was specialised in military turbo prop transport aircraft. In 1991 ownership changed hands from one national government to another. Name this company. (3)
  16. 16. PRELIMS 14) Azeroth is the name of the world were most of the action takes places in these real-time strategy computer games the first of which, ‘Orcs and Humans’, appeared in 1994. Sequels include ‘Tides of Darkness’, ‘Beyond the Dark Portal’ and ‘Reign of Chaos’. What is the common name of this game series ? (15)
  17. 17. PRELIMS *15) The first recorded citation of this phrase was in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 1592. Originally the phrase was used to mean a race in which horses raced in a formation behind a lead horse similar to the habit of another animal. Later usage has been wrongly attributed to hunting since the 19th century. What phrase? (8)
  18. 18. PRELIMS 16) Who is the first African American to have won the ‘Miss America’ title? (8)
  19. 19. PRELIMS 17) Whose Laws of Physics do these two diagrams denote? (24)
  20. 20. PRELIMS 18) Identify the country from this flag. (9)
  21. 21. PRELIMS 19) Identify this former World Champion. (13)
  22. 22. PRELIMS *20) Identify the painter and the famous author who is the subject. (1.5)
  23. 23. 21) Who is the only person to direct all the Bachchan family members? (17) PRELIMS
  24. 24. 22) Identify this animal. (Generic Answer) (10) PRELIMS
  25. 25. 23) Two variations of a so-called national dish. Name the dish. (Three word answer) (2) PRELIMS
  26. 26. PRELIMS 24) In the Mahabharat the King of Sindhu asked his father Vidakshtra to give him a boon similar to that of Bhishma. His father told him that he could not grant such a boon but blessed him with a different boon with similar traits. Who was this king of Sindhu? (14)
  27. 27. PRELIMS *25) Identify the building? (specific answer) (11)
  28. 28. PRELIMS 26) Sitar recital. Identify the tune. (4)
  29. 29. PRELIMS 27) Identify the Voice? (12)
  30. 30. PRELIMS 28) Name the group? (1)
  31. 31. PRELIMS 29) Name the film? (6)
  32. 32. PRELIMS *30) Identify the speaker? (5)
  33. 33. PRELIMS
  34. 34. PRELIMS ANSWERS
  35. 35. 1) The eastern most capital city in India is Kohima which name is second on this list? PRELIMS
  36. 36. PRELIMS
  37. 37. 2) What is this region called which is marked in white? PRELIMS
  38. 38. PRELIMS
  39. 39. PRELIMS 3) The term was first used in British Army reports of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. However the usage of this thing is much older like in Somme in 1918 and in Belarus in 1943. What term?
  40. 40. PRELIMS
  41. 41. PRELIMS 4) What is the name of the series of reactions? (Named after a person)
  42. 42. PRELIMS
  43. 43. PRELIMS *5) Name this Darjeeling born Tibetan-in-exile writer who won the Crossword book award in 2000 for a work of fiction which involved a 19th century master detective and lovable Bengali character from a picaresque novel on the ‘Great Game’ published first in 1900.
  44. 44. PRELIMS
  45. 45. PRELIMS 6) One of the processes of the last rites of Parsee religion is the ‘Sagdid’. The word when translated means seeing of the ___. A four eyed animal is used for this process. The four eyes are not physical as two can be painted on the animal. So what animal is the major component of the ‘Sagdid’?
  46. 46. PRELIMS
  47. 47. PRELIMS 7) Who is making his film debut, playing RD the Director of RAW in the latest film by Sujoy Ghosh?
  48. 48. PRELIMS
  49. 49. PRELIMS 8) Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has replaced an Indian entry from the top of a list. What is the Indian entry and what list?
  50. 50. PRELIMS
  51. 51. 9) Apart from Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City, Italian is an official language in which two European nations? PRELIMS
  52. 52. PRELIMS
  53. 53. PRELIMS *10) It claims to be the first fully high definition channel in eastern India with 1.33 Crore unique viewers. Identify this channel
  54. 54. PRELIMS
  55. 55. PRELIMS 11) The son of Rai Puran Das a Vaishya Baniya of Alwar in the 16th century, was a member of the Vallabha Sampraday of Vrindawan. Name this famous man of Indian History.
  56. 56. PRELIMS 11) Hemu
  57. 57. PRELIMS 12) This person snapped one of the great possible streaks. Identify him?
  58. 58. PRELIMS 12) Robin Soderling the only person to defeat Rafel Nadal at Roland Garros since 2005.
  59. 59. PRELIMS 13) This company manufactures the most common airplane brand on the planet founded in 1946 it was specialised in military turbo prop transport aircraft. In 1991 ownership changed hands from one national government to another. Name this company.
  60. 60. PRELIMS
  61. 61. PRELIMS 14) Azeroth is the name of the world were most of the action takes places in these real-time strategy computer games the first of which, ‘Orcs and Humans’, appeared in 1994. Sequels include ‘Tides of Darkness’, ‘Beyond the Dark Portal’ and ‘Reign of Chaos’. What is the common name of this game series ?
  62. 62. PRELIMS
  63. 63. PRELIMS *15) The first recorded citation of this phrase was in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 1592. Originally the phrase was used to mean a race in which horses raced in a formation behind a lead horse similar to the habit of another animal. Later usage has been wrongly attributed to hunting since the 19th century. What phrase?
  64. 64. PRELIMS *15) Wild Goose Chase
  65. 65. PRELIMS 16) Who is the first African American to have won the ‘Miss America’ title?
  66. 66. PRELIMS 16) Vanessa Williams
  67. 67. PRELIMS 17) Whose Laws of Physics do these two diagrams denote?
  68. 68. PRELIMS 17) Kirchhoff
  69. 69. PRELIMS 18) Identify the country from this flag.
  70. 70. PRELIMS
  71. 71. PRELIMS 19) Identify this former World Champion.
  72. 72. PRELIMS
  73. 73. PRELIMS *20) Identify the painter and the famous author who is the subject.
  74. 74. PRELIMS *20) Painter: Eugene Delacroix Subject: George Sand or Amantine Dupin
  75. 75. 21) Who is the only person to direct all the Bachchan family members? PRELIMS
  76. 76. PRELIMS
  77. 77. 22) Identify this animal. (Generic Answer) PRELIMS
  78. 78. 22) Possum PRELIMS
  79. 79. 23) Two variations of a so-called national dish. Name the dish. (Three word answer) PRELIMS
  80. 80. 23) Hainan/Hainanese Chicken Rice PRELIMS
  81. 81. PRELIMS 24) In the Mahabharat the King of Sindhu asked his father Vidakshtra to give him a boon similar to that of Bhishma. His father told him that he could not grant such a boon but blessed him with a different boon with similar traits. Who was this king of Sindhu?
  82. 82. PRELIMS 24) Jayadrath/Jayadratha
  83. 83. PRELIMS *25) Identify the building? (specific answer)
  84. 84. PRELIMS *25) World Trade Centre II.
  85. 85. PRELIMS 26) A Sitar Recital. Identify the tune.
  86. 86. PRELIMS
  87. 87. PRELIMS 27) Identify the Voice?
  88. 88. PRELIMS
  89. 89. PRELIMS 28) Name the group?
  90. 90. PRELIMS
  91. 91. PRELIMS 29) Name the film?
  92. 92. PRELIMS
  93. 93. PRELIMS *30) Identify the Speaker?
  94. 94. PRELIMS

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