II of II 20 december 2010 Mood Indica Quiz India A quiz by J. Ramanand
Section II of questions from my Mood Indigo 2010 India quiz. If you’d like to re-use these questions, please provide credit in an appropriate way. Got any comments or errors to point out? Please write to [email_address] Thanks again for your time.
Annona Squamosa Annona Reticulata Annona Cherimola Annona Atemoya Connect the scientific terms (the associated pictures are clues to these)
A nswer 4 members of the Custard Apple family who have Indian names after characters from the Ramayana In order: Ramphal (clue: “Ramprasad Sharma” in the film Golmal) Laxmanphal (clue: “Laxmanprasad Sharma” in the film Golmal) Sitaphal (clue: “Sita” in the film Fire) Hanumanphal (clue: Dara Singh in the TV series Mahabharata)
On 14th/15th Aug 1947 midnight session of the Constituent Assembly: Mrs. Hansa Mehta (Bombay, General constituency) presented this to the nation for the first time She did so on behalf of the women of India What?
Logo adopted in 1933 – it features William Place also named after him He lived on the society premises from 1894 till his death in 1920. Length: 4.25 feet Special Skills: catching tennis balls thrown towards him. Death: swallowing a piece of wire
A nswer The hornbill in the logo of the Bombay Natural History Society The location is called Hornbill House
Technological progress has shrunk the size of these scanners
Also more commercially viable
As a result, these scanners are now being used to
check the quality of a pharmaceutical raw material.
by police at airports for drug scanning
Compares molecular structure with a database of patterns
Led to efforts of reclassification of various substances to build these databases
A nswer “ Raman Scanners” after C. V. Raman as they use the principle of the Raman effect
19 th century writer, satirist, caricaturist 20 th century writer, activist, changed part of his name inspired by the man on the left. Who are they?
A nswer William Makepeace Thackeray and Keshav S. “Prabodhankar” Thackeray. The latter changed the spelling of his name to match that of the writer.
13 3 1 1 1 1 1 What does this infographic represent? (the colour coding is irrelevant; just use the numbers and the associated regions)
A nswer The number of Param Vir Chakras won for action in various regions. The regions are Kashmir, West Pakistan, Punjab, NEFA, East Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Congo.
World Harsha Chawda : Anand Kumar India Two slide question
Kanupriya Agarwal Subhash Mukherjee India (alternative) Movie based on Mr. Mukherjee on the left
A nswer The first cases of In-vitro fertilization. Set 1: Louise Brown was born thanks to the efforts of Dr. Robert Edwards in 1978 Set 2: Considered to be the first IVF in India Set 3: Later, Dr. Anand Kumar (of Set 2) found that Dr. Mukherjee had in fact been the first Indian to achieve this, but due to a combination of office politics and that the parents of the child so conceived feared a social taboo and so didn’t come forward, he failed to receive official recognition. Eventually, he took his own life. The film “Ek Doctor ki Maut” is based on his life.
The estimate of 25000 seems to have been made by journalist Raju Bharatan. This eventually found its way to the Guinness Book of World Records for a while. This led to some ill-will among some people and letters were written to the book compilers. Eventually the entry was removed. Now Raju Bharatan claims 25000 is a preposterous figure, that it could not have been more than a few thousand then and the highest number should be 13000 today. What?
A nswer The number of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which was once added to the record books for being the most songs sung by a playback singer. The likes of Mohd. Rafi complained and it was withdrawn.
Members of the IAS/IFS/IPS are allotted state cadres, mostly by allotment Change of cadre is very difficult unless threat to life in the home state health reasons There is a third, more easily attainable method. What?
A nswer To get married to an officer of another (perhaps more plum) state cadre and request for a transfer. This is a significant reason for many intra-services marriages.
Unveiled on June 23, 2007 in Toronto Sundial, oriented in the direction of Ireland Central design evokes the Dharma Chakra Support stones donated by organisations from Canada, India, Ireland, Japan and the USA Memorial for?
A nswer Memorial to the victims of the Kanishka air disaster in 1985
“ Marble Palace” – a mansion in North Kolkata Built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick Also known as ____ _____ Villa Group took its name from this Due to smaller premises, moved to Shyampukur What group?
End-credits begin as follows: 'For our parents who gave us everything‘ For Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray, the gurus of cinema, with love and salaams. The names of the cast and crew are preceded by their parents’ names. The lead actor is credited twice - once in his original name, once in his screen name Which film?
This festival occurs four times a year, however only one of them is best known by this name Known as Vasanta, Ashad, Sharada, Poushya/Magha Sharada is the most important Vasanta is also associated with Ram Festival’s name derives from the worship of a certain number of forms of a deity Which festival?
This strangely named instrument is a fret-less veena. One end is shaped like a peacock’s head The musician doesn’t hold it – placed in front of him Some speculation that it inspired the Hawaiian guitar
They are Kalpana Swaminathan and Ishrat Syed – Mumbai doctors Select Bibliography: A compendium of family health A history of epidemics in India Reviews and articles together Mysteries such as The Quarantine Papers Favourite Tales series Under what pseudonym do they collaborate? Acc. to Penguin, it means in Persian/Sanskrit: ‘the pleasures of imagination’