IIT Kanpur - Antaragni 2013 - India Quiz - Finals (with Answers)

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IIT Kanpur - Antaragni 2013 - India Quiz - Finals (with Answers)

  1. 1. Antaragni 2013 Quiz se pyaar karuun? The India Quiz Finals (with Answers) Oct 2013 J. Ramanand India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  2. 2. Meet our Sponsors India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  3. 3. Antaragni 2013 Qaise se pyaar karuun? Round 1,5: Subhadra’s Revenge Round 2,4: Yaksha’s Revenge Round 3: Vyasa’s Revenge India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  4. 4. Subhadra’s Revenge: Inspired by the Chakravyuuh A pair of questions: one easy, one tough The easy one: nominate one person from your team +5/-5 If you get it right, you must attempt the tough one, otherwise it’s optional The tough one: for the team to attempt +15/-5 There are 5 pairs: each team must attempt a minimum of 3 pairs India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  5. 5. The topics: inspired by the Five Pandavas Part 1: Yudhisthira, Bhima Yudhisthira: A noted gambler, he was also a noted quizzer, successfully answering questions by a Yaksha. Easy: Quizzing Tough: Gambling Teams? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  6. 6. Y.Quizzing KBC’s first ever crore-pati was Harshawardhan Navathe, who answered this question to win a crore: Who among these does the Indian Constitution permit to take part in the proceedings of Parliament? a) Solicitor General b) Attorney General c) Cabinet Secretary d) Chief Justice India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  7. 7. Answer Attorney General India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  8. 8. Y.Gambling Kalyanji Bhagat, Lakhubhai, Jayantibhai Jaipur, Manek Moochwala and Ratan Khatri were famous for pioneering what type of gambling which involved pulling out numbers from a pot? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  9. 9. Answer Matka India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  10. 10. Part 1: Bhima: a noted wrestler, he was also one of India’s first celebrity chefs Easy: Wrestling Tough: Celeb Chefs Teams? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  11. 11. B.Wrestling In the 2012 London Olympics, wrestler Sushil Kumar lost the gold medal match to an opponent from which of these countries? a. China b. Japan c. South Korea d. North Korea India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  12. 12. Answer Japan (Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  13. 13. B. Celeb Chefs Known particularly for her Italian cooking, which Indian chef was awarded the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity by Italy in 2011? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  14. 14. Answer Ritu Dalmia India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  15. 15. Yaksha’s Revenge Passing Round Infinite Bounce + One-finite Pounce 13 questions +10/0 on bounce +10/0 on pounce One-finite Pounce: the pounce remains alive in this round until you get a pounce attempt wrong India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  16. 16. Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan urf Hasrat Mohani was a UPborn poet and freedom fighter. In poetry circles, he is perhaps best known for writing the ghazal “Chupke Chupke Raat Din”. He made another lasting contribution to the Indian culture of those times by coining what? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 1/13
  17. 17. Answer “Inquilab Zindabad” India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  18. 18. For someone like H D Deve Gowda or S.Bangarappa or S.M.Krishna, it would be Chamarajnagar. For someone like Kiran Reddy or YSR Reddy, it would be Guntakal (Andhra Pradesh). For someone like Akhilesh Yadav or Mulayam Singh Yadav, it is NOIDA. For someone like Jayalalithaa or K.Karunanidhi, it would be a part of the Thanjavur Brihadeeswara Temple. What? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 2/13
  19. 19. Answer Politicians do not visit these places, for there is a prevalent superstition that people lose their seats/posts if they go there. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  20. 20. 3/13 The Navjivan Trust held the sole copyright to something, which expired in 2008. They did not wish to try and extend the copyright, despite requests by wellmeaning people who felt there could be misinterpretation if anyone could use them. What? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  21. 21. Answer All of M.K.Gandhi's written works. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  22. 22. 4/13 These is an example of a sari whose top and bottom borders are in different colors. By geographically-inspired name are these kinds of saris popularly known as? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  23. 23. Answer Ganga-Jamuna saris India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  24. 24. “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” is a 1999 Salman Rushdie novel that is set in Bombay, the UK, and the US. Two characters, Vina Apsara & Umeed, speak in a language (“Mumbai ki kachrapati baat-cheet”) which they call “HUG-ME”. It was for people like them who spoke no one language well. How does the name come about? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 5/13
  25. 25. Answer Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, English India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  26. 26. 6/13 In early 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests issued a circular banning the use of these ‘government servants’. The Ministry of Urban Development is trying to get it implemented in New Delhi. Who are these servants? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  27. 27. Answer Langurs hired to get rid of monkeys who cause havoc in several governmental buildings India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  28. 28. “As president of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, I found that _____ as an art form was largely neglected. [It] is the oldest surviving art form today. The oldest master of [it] was an 82-year-old at the time. Fine arts have to be learned personally from the masters. Hence I thought that something needed to be done to save [it]. I sent a proposal to the Mantralaya and received a reply saying that a committee would be appointed to study it. I was fairly aware of what would be the actual outcome of that. So I made a plan myself and decided to provide Rs 5 lakh as funds. The secretary of the Central Cultural Department said that this would not be possible as the Akademi does not have any financial rights. But I thought that, at the most, I would have to leave my post. I am proud of the fact that I saved [it], and even the UNESCO has declared it a global historical legacy.” Who or what is he talking about? Image: Hindu India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 7/13
  29. 29. Answer Girish Karnad, Koodiyattam India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  30. 30. Dinesh Subasinghe is a Sri Lankan graduate from A.R.Rahman's KM Music Conservatory. Among his many credits are composing music for Sri Lankan films and TV serials, playing violin for films such as "Raavan", and creating a Buddhist oratorio. What Indian instrument is he credited with 're-introducing' to Sri Lanka? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 8/13
  31. 31. Answer Ravanahatta, which is a popular instrument in Rajasthan. Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsush/6612090437/ India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  32. 32. Muzaffarpur is a district in Bihar, close to the Nepal border. For the last few years, children in the district have been suffering from a mysterious illness, whose symptoms include fever, lethargy, and convulsions. Tests and research has so far ruled out several forms of encephalitis. Authorities are also struggling to figure out how the disease is spread. One theory is germs being spread in a fruit that Muzaffarpur famously exports (a National Research Institute for that fruit is also located there.) 9/13 Which fruit? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  33. 33. Answer Lychees India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  34. 34. Lal Bahadur Shastri passed away on 11 Jan 1966 in Tashkent. Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister on the 24th of January. The ceremony was affected by news of someone's untimely death in Europe. Indira Gandhi remarked that she had hoped to bring in that person into the Cabinet. Who? 10/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  35. 35. Answer The physicist Homi J Bhabha, who died in a plane crash in the Swiss Alps. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  36. 36. One of the many stories about the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is that its architect took his own life by jumping from the hotel when he realised he'd made a colossal mistake. Though untrue, what was the supposed reason for his suicide? 11/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  37. 37. Answer That the hotel's back is to the sea, instead of the front. This is false: this was the intended plan, partly to allow a good view from the rooms. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  38. 38. The NDA boasts of three alumni to have won the Param Vir Chakra and ten to have won the Ashok Chakra. Of these, all PVCs and nine Ashok Chakras have been posthumously awarded. Who, the first NDA alumnus to receive it (for events on 3 April 1984), was also the only non-posthumous awardee? 12/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  39. 39. Answer (then) Sq. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma for being the first Indian in space India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  40. 40. In 2003, this Bangalore resident and writer of such books as "The World of Homosexuals" and mystery stories such as "Perfect Murder" caused a ruckus by claiming some doctors had admitted her to hospital to steal her brain. Who? 13/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  41. 41. Answer Shakuntala Devi India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  42. 42. Vyasa’s Revenge Written Round Sahitya Akademi Puraskaars for Biographies 6 questions +10/0 +5 bonus if you are the only team to get an answer right India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  43. 43. “____: Kalam ka Sipaahi” (Pen-wielding Soldier) Language: Hindi Author: Amrit Rai Year: 1956 1/6 Image: Google Books India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  44. 44. Answer Munshi Premchand India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  45. 45. The only English language autobiography winner Identify the author-subject Year: 1965 (different covers of the same book) 2/6 Image: www.antiqbook.com, bestbookcentre.com, balukolar.blogspot.com India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  46. 46. Answer Image: www.antiqbook.com, bestbookcentre.com, balukolar.blogspot.com India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  47. 47. A noted historian, this President's son wrote an authorised biography of Jawaharlal Nehru. Year: 1976 3/6 Image: Hindu, OUP India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  48. 48. Answer Sarvepalli Gopal India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  49. 49. “____: Ekantha Veedhiyile Avadhoothan” Language: Malayalam Author: M.K.Sanu 4/6 Image: http://www.indulekha.com India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  50. 50. Answer Vaikom Mohammad Basheer India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  51. 51. “Agnikundaman Ugelun Gulab” Language: Gujarati Author: Narayan Desai (subject’s son) Year: 1993 5/6 Image: http://indiatogether.org India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  52. 52. Answer Mahadevbhai Desai, M.K.Gandhi’s secretary India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  53. 53. “Aatish-e-Chinaar” (Autobiography narrated to M.Y.Taing) Language: Urdu Year: 1988 6/6 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  54. 54. Answer Sheikh Abdullah India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  55. 55. Yaksha’s Revenge Passing Round (anti-clockwise) Infinite Bounce + One-finite Pounce 13 questions +10/0 on bounce +10/0 on pounce One-finite Pounce: the pounce remains alive in this round until you get a pounce attempt wrong India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  56. 56. Director: “I was offered the option of directing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My son Zohran had read the series and liked it.” “(But) I had just lost my mother-in-law in the US, in a case of medical malpractice [...] She had spent all her life on the red soils of East Africa, and in 24 hours she was gone. I was struggling to cope with the loss and turned to book_X". That's when he (Zohran) said to me, 'Any good director can make a Potter film. But no one else can make book_X.' Who and what book? 1/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  57. 57. Answer Mira Nair, The Namesake India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  58. 58. The year: 1911 The place: the Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie The victim: Ms. Frances Garnett-Orme, who was known for her seances The method: poisoning by prussic acid The style: a locked room mystery The story was made famous by one writer, who wrote to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle suggesting a possible story idea. But it was another writer who actually made it into a plot, the first in a particular series. Who are these writers? 2/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  59. 59. Answer Rudyard Kipling and Agatha Christie (inspired “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, the first Poirot mystery) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  60. 60. What was banned on All India Radio from 1941 till about 1980, for reasons thought to be: - it sounds 'besura' - it is of foreign origin - Tagore and Nehru did not like it 3/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  61. 61. Answer The harmonium India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  62. 62. “Gajah: Securing the Future for Elephants in India” was a report released by a task force in 2010, containing various recommendations to help conserve the elephant. What was the first recommendation to be implemented, which happened via an announcement by the then environment minister, Jairam Ramesh? 4/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  63. 63. Answer Declaring Elephants as India's National Heritage Animal India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  64. 64. In a 2007 interview, he claimed to have rejected a role in Mani Ratnam's “Iruvar” because it would require him to cut his hair as a result of which, "a dozen other producers would've committed suicide". This interview was after he had played a role in a Mani Ratnam film. Who? 5/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  65. 65. Answer Mithun Chakraborty, who usually had several projects in hand during the 90s India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  66. 66. In the mid-1850s, sweetmaker Bhim Chandra Nag invented the 'ledikeni', a variation of the "pantua" sweetmeat. He did so in honour of a lady in Calcutta who reputedly loved pantuas. Who is this lady? 6/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  67. 67. Answer Lady Canning, wife of Viceroy Canning. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  68. 68. According to some research, these are the potential explanations for what: 1. Presence of bacteriophages 2. Presence of heavy metals with bactericidal properties 3. Presence in minute quantities of radio-active minerals such as Bismuth-214 7/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  69. 69. Answer The legendary purity of Ganga water India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  70. 70. The Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Sikkim. Authorities there have been pursuing a proposal there, which was finally passed in 2013. The proposal, if executed, will see the construction of a ropeway and something which is modeled on something in the Grand Canyon that is made with Saint-Gobain glass. What? 8/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  71. 71. Answer A skywalk that extends over the side of a canyon. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  72. 72. This film directed by Priyadarshan won Prakash Raj a National Award for Acting. It centres around the life of a Communist weaver and his personal quest to fulfill a promise made to his daughter. The name of the film is a place associated with his profession. What? 9/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  73. 73. Answer Kanchipuram/Kanchivaram India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  74. 74. Legend has it that this was introduced by the deity Marjing. Traditionally, there are seven people per team (seven is an auspicious number). Each represents a clan. All must play right-handed. Half of the participants must be between 11 and 13 hands. What is being described? 10/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  75. 75. Answer Rules for traditional Manipuri polo, which was the precursor to modern polo. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  76. 76. Mother and daughter are both actresses. Mom played a role in Umrao Jaan. Daughter played the same role in the 2006 remake. Who are these actresses? 11/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  77. 77. Answer Shaukat Azmi and Shabana Azmi, who played the kotha ‘madam’ in Umrao Jaan India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  78. 78. Connect 12/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  79. 79. Answer Places from where Prime Ministers of India entered Parliament. Sabarkantha (G Nanda – Acting) Baghpat (Charan Singh) Surat (Morarji) Lucknow (Vajpayee) Rae Bareilly (Indira) Amethi(Rajiv) Fatehpur (VP Singh) Phulpur (Nehru) Allahabad (Shastri) Ballia (Chandrashekhar) Andhra – Nandyal – PVN Rao Karnataka – (Rajya Sabha) – Deve Gowda Bihar – (Rajya Sabha) – Gujral Assam – (Rajya Sabha) – Manmohan Singh India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  80. 80. This person with an impressive publication record came into prominence in India in a different field in 2012. Identify him. 13/13 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  81. 81. Answer Bedabrata Pain, who directed “Chittagong”, was earlier a scientist with NASA. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  82. 82. BEFORE WE END Thanks to… I blog at Infinite Zounds (everyday) Feedback (arrows included) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  83. 83. Subhadra’s Revenge - II Arjuna: A dancer and a sportsman, much like Sreesanth. Easy: Arjuna Awards Tough: Dance Teams? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  84. 84. A.Arjuna Awards Which of these ladies won the 2013 Arjuna Award for archery? a. Dola Banerjee b. Deepika Kumari c. Bombayla Devi d. Chekrovolu Swuro India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  85. 85. Answer Chekrovolu Swuro India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  86. 86. A.Dance Trained in Kathakali, Odissi, and Chau, this Italian-born dancer won the National Film Award for Choreography for the Bengali film “Yugant” in 1995. Who? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  87. 87. Answer Ileana Citaristi India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  88. 88. Subhadra’s Revenge - II Nakula: Despite his good looks, he was a stable sort of guy. Easy: Beauty Pageants Tough: Horses Teams? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  89. 89. N.Beauty Now Mrs. David Powell, which of these former beauty queens lives in Dublin, Ireland? a. Reita Faria b. Diana Hayden c. Nicole Faria d. Manpreet Brar India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  90. 90. Answer Reita Faria, Miss World in 1966 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  91. 91. N.Horses This breed of ponies is found in Ladakh, and used both for riding and as a pack animal. Identify it. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  92. 92. Answer Zaniskari Ponies India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  93. 93. Subhadra’s Revenge - II Sahadeva: Known for his stellar swordplay and cutting-edge astrological skills. Easy: Astrology Tough: Swords Teams? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  94. 94. S.Astrology Which Indian zodiac sign corresponds to Gemini in the Western zodiac? a. Mithuna b. Mesa c. Kanya d. Dhanush India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  95. 95. Answer Mithuna India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  96. 96. S.Swords Picture from a 2011 Malayalam film by Santosh Sivan. The film’s name is same as this long flexible sword. Identify it. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  97. 97. Answer Urumi India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  98. 98. Antaragni 2013 Quiz se pyaar karuun? The India Quiz Finals End Oct 2013 J. Ramanand India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com

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