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

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

  1. 1. Antaragni 2013 Quiz se pyaar karuun? The India Quiz Prelims (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 30 questions 6 teams qualify Tie break policy J. Ramanand India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  4. 4. What monument would complete this logo* for the inaugural Indian Badminton League? (* i.e. what you would see behind the red block) Image: IBL India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 1
  5. 5. Answer Qutub Minar India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  6. 6. 2 The biographer is presenting a copy of a biography to the subject of the biography. Identify the book. Image:http://www.laits.utexas.edu/muslim_india/Pages/painting1.html India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  7. 7. Answer Akbarnama by Abul Fazl India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  8. 8. The 2013 Kannada film “Lucia” claims to be “The First Kannada Film to Produced By” whom? Image: Wikipedia India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 3
  9. 9. Answer “Audience” It was a crowd-funded film. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  10. 10. Outside of PMs from the Nehru-Gandhi family, name the only two Prime Ministers of India to have airports in India named after them. India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 4
  11. 11. Answer Lal Bahadur Shastri (Varanasi) Charan Singh (Lucknow) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  12. 12. What traditional folk-dance of the Bhils, associated with the state of Rajasthan, consists of women twirling in circles? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 5
  13. 13. Answer Ghoomar Image: Abhyuadaya, http://msmunited.com/dance-forms/ghoomar-bhavai-rajasthani-folkdances/, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  14. 14. Commissioned by the Government of Karnataka, “The Emerald Guide” is a travel guide in the guise of a travelogue written by which author? Image: Wikipedia, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 6
  15. 15. Answer R.K.Narayan India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  16. 16. Which Olympic medallist’s sports foundation runs a shooting academy in Pune called "Gun for Glory"? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 7
  17. 17. Answer Gagan Narang Image: Gun For Glory, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  18. 18. Before Ritesh Batra directed "The Lunchbox", he was working on a documentary film. What was the subject of the film? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 8
  19. 19. Answer The Mumbai Dabbawalas, who also play an important role in the film. Image: Flipkart.com, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  20. 20. This is R. Rajendran, a Varma Kalai master. He was an important part of the stunts/action crew for a 1996 film, first made in Tamil and dubbed in Hindi. Which film? Image: MaduraiMessenger.org, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 9
  21. 21. Answer “Indian” or “Hindustani” Directed by Shankar Featuring Kamal Haasan The ‘older’ Kamal Haasan character employs this martial art in the film. Image: Wikipedia, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  22. 22. An academic paper: “Plancks Gesetz und Lichtquantenhypothese” Zeitschrift für Physik, Vol 26, No. 3, August 1924, - [Planck’s Law and Light Quantum Hypothesis] a. Name the author. b. Name the person who translated it for inclusion in the German journal. Image: IIT Delhi India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 10
  23. 23. Answer Satyendra Nath Bose Albert Einstein Image: FirstPost.com India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  24. 24. "Katiyaabaaz" is a 2013 documentary by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa that follows the shocking tales of the titular 'hero' Loha Singh as he steals electricity from the government and his arch rival, the Electricity Board head. In which Indian city is this documentary set? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 11
  25. 25. Answer Kanpur Image: Katiyabaaz FB Page India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  26. 26. Launched in 2009 via a PSLV carrier, ANUSAT was a microsatellite created by students under the guidance and sponsorship of ISRO. The students belonged to which educational institution? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 12
  27. 27. Answer Anna University, Chennai India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  28. 28. Who is seen here, talking about a project called “Samsung Gear”? Image: Economic Times of India, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 13
  29. 29. Answer Pranav Mistry, now head of Samsung’s Think Tank team India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  30. 30. This photo is by photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha. Famous for his portrait photos of celebrities, one of his earliest jobs was working for "Celebrity" magazine, which was then edited by his cousin. Who is this famous cousin? 14 India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  31. 31. Answer Shobha(a) De India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  32. 32. Sub-titled "How Gujaratis Do Business", what is the title of this book by Shobha Bondre? Image: Flipkart India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 15
  33. 33. Answer India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  34. 34. 16 "The Punch", a winning design by an American named Eric Atkins, was revealed on TV during a 2012 Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan. Which company's hand was behind this? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  35. 35. Answer India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  36. 36. Which famous set of verses inspired the lyrics for this song? (Coke Studio, A.R.Rahman, “Jagaao Mera Des”) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 17
  37. 37. Answer Tagore's “Where the Mind is Without Fear” or “Chitto Jetha Bhaaye Shunyo” India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  38. 38. 18 "Adi Shankaracharya" (1983) and "Bhagvad Gita" (1993), both directed by G.V.Iyer, have both won National Awards for Best Film. In which language were both of these made? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  39. 39. Answer Sanskrit India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  40. 40. 19 "Double ka meetha" is an iconic Hyderabadi sweet dish. What is the main ingredient of this, referenced by the word "Double"? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  41. 41. Answer Bread ("double roti") India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  42. 42. On The Hindu’s masthead, which figure from Hindu mythology do you see on the left? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 20
  43. 43. Answer Kamadhenu India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  44. 44. 21 In this region of India, alcohol consumption is prohibited, except for the island of Bangaram. Which region? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  45. 45. Answer Lakshadweep India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  46. 46. 22 The Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala is now the site of a large museum. It was a palace of the Tripura kings until it was given to the government. What did it house until 2001? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  47. 47. Answer Tripura Legislative Assembly India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  48. 48. 23 As of Oct 2013, there are four nominated members of the Rajya Sabha whose permanent address, according to official records, is in Mumbai. Two of them are Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar and Sachin Tendulkar. Who are the other two? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  49. 49. Answer Rekha Javed Akhtar India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  50. 50. Antaragni 2013 *****ed questions India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  51. 51. The cantonment town of Mhow in Madhya Pradesh was renamed for being the birthplace of a person. The person's father, a Subedar Major in the Mahar Regiment, was then stationed there at the time of the birth in 1891. Who? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 24
  52. 52. Answer Dr. B.R.Ambedkar India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  53. 53. 25 Kudali or Koodli in Karnataka is the place where two rivers have their confluence to create which river? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  54. 54. Answer Tungabhadra India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  55. 55. 26 If Akshata is the first child, Rohan the last, who or what according to the father is the middle child? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  56. 56. Answer Infosys (according to N.R.Narayanamurthy) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  57. 57. Identify the man in the rear of the safe in this Laxman cartoon from the 90s 27 Image: R.K.Laxman/Times of India, India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  58. 58. Answer Harshad Mehta, the main accused in the 1992 Stock Exchange scam Image: The Hindu India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  59. 59. Namita Devidayal's book “The Music Room” is an inside look at the lives of singers such as Kesarbai Kerkar, her disciple Dhondutai Kulkarni, and her guru Alladiya Khan. Of which gharana does the book thus offer an insight into? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com 28
  60. 60. Answer Jaipur-Atrauli India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  61. 61. 29 As per the Treaty of Amritsar of 1846, Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu had to acknowledge the supremacy of the British Government by annually presenting to it: one horse, twelve goats of approved breed, and three pairs of what item of clothing? India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  62. 62. Answer Cashmere shawls/Pashmina shawls India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  63. 63. 30 Khagen Mahanta is the father of the singer Papon. A musician himself, Mahanta is often known by the sobriquet “____ Samrat”, denoting his field of expertise. Fill in the blank. Image: Telegraph India India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com
  64. 64. Answer Bihu (he sings Bihu folk songs) India . antaragni 2013 . ramanand@gmail.com

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