Mood Indigo 2013 - Conundrums - Pune Prelims

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Mood Indigo 2013 - Conundrums - Pune Prelims

  1. 1. Mood Indigo Conundrums The general quiz Pune prelims Oct 2013 J. Ramanand + Harish Kumar conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  2. 2. This was the Pune Round of Conundrums 2013(the General Quiz) as part of Omniscience, Mood Indigo 2013 conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  3. 3. In his book "Balham to Bollywood", actor Chris England writes: “From the start there has been a rumour that __ __ is going to visit the sets - indeed there is some talk of him actually appearing in Lagaan, perhaps as a villager who doesn't quite have what it takes to make the Champaner team, which would be quite a good gag”. Fill the blank. conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  4. 4. Answer Sachin Tendulkar conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  5. 5. Which Asian country's flag can be described as follows: White background Two dark blue strips, one each on the top and bottom A blue "Magen David" in the centre conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  6. 6. Answer Israel; the Magen David is also known as the Star of David in English Image: Wikipedia conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  7. 7. Catering to the nation, this is the logo of which Indian corporation? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  8. 8. Answer IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  9. 9. Which South American capital is closest to the Equator? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  10. 10. Answer Quito, the capital of Ecuador (which is named because the Equator runs through the country) Image: FAO.org conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  11. 11. This Chinese geographical feature has a colourful name. The colour is a result of sandstorms originating from the Gobi desert. Which feature? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  12. 12. Answer The Yellow Sea conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  13. 13. What word did Apple Inc. remove from its official name on January 9, 2007, indicating that its business focus had changed? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  14. 14. Answer Computer conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  15. 15. Guru Purnima is celebrated during the month of Ashada. In Hindu tradition, this is also the birthday of an important guru. Who? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  16. 16. Answer Ved Vyasa conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  17. 17. Four* actors played the same character in this 2012 film, showing him at different ages. If Gautam Belur was age 5, Ayush Tandon around 11, who played the adult version? (*which is a number more than 3) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  18. 18. Answer Irrfan Khan (Pi Patel in "Life of Pi") conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  19. 19. This is the logo of which educational institution? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  20. 20. Answer University of Pune/Pune Vidyapeeth conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  21. 21. Also known as the Darbar Sahib, what is the popular English name of the Harmandir Sahib? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  22. 22. Answer Golden Temple Image: Wikipedia conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  23. 23. Which scientist's statue is found at the Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris, as he is said to have studied atmospheric pressure there? Image: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/55391802.jpg conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  24. 24. Answer Blaise Pascal conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  25. 25. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is seen on the banknotes of which country? (and he has a lot of such banknotes) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  26. 26. Answer Brunei (he is the Sultan of Brunei and one of the richest men in the world) Image: Coins and Banknotes.com conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  27. 27. What is this blueprint (released in September 2013) depicting? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  28. 28. Answer conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  29. 29. This is the logo of a charitable foundation headquartered in San Francisco. It runs several projects with contributors from around the world. If you take the name of its most famous project, and replace the fifth letter with an "M", you will get this foundation's first name. Which foundation? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  30. 30. Answer Wikimedia Foundation (the famous project being Wikipedia) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  31. 31. This country saw five royal rulers with this first name. Four of them were associated with the following adjectives: the Moneybag the Fair (or Handsome) the Great the Fearsome (or Terrible) What name? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  32. 32. Answer Ivan (Russian Tsars) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  33. 33. Which ‘sorrowless’ tree’s scientific name is “Saraca Indica”? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  34. 34. Answer Ashoka (the name literally means “without sorrow”) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  35. 35. The singer Norah Jones features on the title track of this 2013 album. Who is the main artiste behind the album (seen here)? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  36. 36. Answer Anoushka Shankar (her half-sister) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  37. 37. Who was former French President Francois Mitterand speaking of when he said: “She had the eyes of Caligula* and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe” *Caligula: a notoriously cruel Roman Emperor + conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  38. 38. Answer Margaret Thatcher Image: abc.au conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  39. 39. ****ed Questions conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  40. 40. Dan Leydon is an illustrator well-known for his sports visuals. What famous footballing strategy does the last block represent? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  41. 41. Answer The Dutch “Total Football” (note the Orange colour of the block) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  42. 42. In the middle of this photo, you see Rohail Hyatt who founded a band called “Vital Signs” in the 80s. Today, he is best known for being the producer of which TV show? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  43. 43. Answer Coke Studio (Pakistan) Image: Kohi Marri/http://khaversiddiqi.blogspot.in conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  44. 44. The title sequence (video removed) for the TV series "Mad Men" is inspired by a couple of films by a director. One of these films directly inspires the "falling man" in this sequence. Which film? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  45. 45. Answer Image: Wikipedia conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  46. 46. Paul Klee was a famous Swiss painter whose work spanned several styles. He was also known for many a quotable quote. Complete one such line about the art of drawing: “A ___ is a dot that went for a walk”. conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  47. 47. Answer “Line” Image: Andrea Wong/flickr.com conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  48. 48. Which sport, once called "military patrol“, consists of skiing and shooting, was first added to the Winter Olympics programme in 1960? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  49. 49. Answer Biathlon conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  50. 50. There are a couple of theories for how this old name for Ireland comes about. One is that it means "land of abundance". The other, which is perhaps more likely, is that it is the land of "winter". Which name? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  51. 51. Answer Hibernia Image: comedix.de conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  52. 52. Prussian Blue is a blue pigment used in paints. It can be used as a test for a member of a family of compounds as this compound can be prepared by treating Prussian Blue with an acid. This association with the pigment is why these compounds get their common name. Which compounds? conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
  53. 53. Answer Cyanides (Prussian Blue was created from ferro-cyanide) conundrums . mood indigo 2013 . pune
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