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The Mega Quiz Prelims Ques With Answers

  1. 1. The Prelims
  2. 2. "...Don't know all that Sir, but I'm voting for that man...!", Someone who usually just observes all the hypocrisy and stupidity in India, said this while pointing to Nehru's statue. Who? * 1.
  3. 3. R.K. Laxman’s Common Man to Pandit Nehru (even as he doesn't recognize him ), in the only cartoon that the common man utters a sentence.
  4. 4. The first _______ ____ was started on 13th March, 1995 by Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India. It began with just 5 people, but soon the concept rapidly spread worldwide and as of 2009 there are more than 6000 _______ ____. They are based on the assumption that there is no difference between fake and real ________, and that the benefits are thus identical. 2.
  5. 5. Laughter Club
  6. 6. Fill in the Blanks Yuvraj Singh - ? Herchelle Gibbs - ? Ravi Shastri - ? Sir Garfield Sobers - ? 3 2.5 points for each
  7. 7. Yuvraj Singh - Stuart Broad Herchelle Gibbs - Dan van Bunge Ravi Shastri - Tilak Raj Sir Garfield Sobers - Malcom Nash 6 sixes
  8. 8. Bollywood-Hindi film industry Dallywood- ? Kaliwood- ? Tollywood- ? Kollywood- ? Pollywood- ? 4. 2 points each
  9. 9. Dallywood - Bangladesh Kaliwood - Nepal Tollywood - Andhra Pradesh Kollywood - Tamil Nadu Pollywood - Punjab
  10. 10. Just Connect 5.
  11. 11. Caster Semenya Santhi Soundarajan Both failed Gender Tests
  12. 12. X has been played since ancient times; an early form of the sport was played in ancient Greece. In Japan, the related game Hanetsuki was played as early as the 16th century. The modern form of X however can be traced to India, where British military officers stationed there in the late 19th century became interested in a similar local game which was known to them as  Poona  (derived from Pune, an Indian garrison town). Another early version of the game was recorded in the 1850s in the southern Indian city of Tanjore, called ’ pooppanthu vilayattam ’ in which balls made of wool and cardboard were used. Identify X. 6.
  13. 13. Badminton
  14. 14. Yuvraj Singh Aishwarya Rai MS Dhoni Namitha Shriya Saran Harbhajan Singh Sania Mirza Asin Bipasha Basu Shahid Kapoor Connect 7.
  15. 15. The top 10 in McAfee’s “List of Dangerous Celebrities” on the internet, in India, for 2009. By searching for them, one has a high risk of getting a virus, spyware etc
  16. 16. In the 1984-85 season, India and Pakistan were playing the 2nd ODI of the series at Sialkot. India were at a fairly strong position with the score being at 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. At this point the match was suddenly abandoned. Why? 8.
  17. 17. Assassination of Indira Gandhi
  18. 18. 9- At the turn of the twentieth century, X wanted to build Y in India. X went to Pittsburgh and asked geologist Charles Page Perin to help him find the site to build his dream—India's first Y . Prospectors, took nearly three years in a painstaking search across vast stretches of inhospitable terrain to find a suitable location. One day, almost by accident they came across a village called Sakchi, on the densely forested stretches of the Chhota Nagpur plateau, near the confluence of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers. It seemed to be the ideal choice and the place was selected. While building this beautiful city, X had said ... "Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens; reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks; earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches." What the city looks like today is a testament to X 's visionary plans. Z is the only city in India without a municipality.
  19. 19. X=Jamshedji tata Y=steel plant Z=Tatanagar/jamshedpur
  20. 20. 10. <ul><li>It was founded by Scott Rasmussen and his father Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, who was the network's first President and CEO (and later became the United States Football League's first commissioner).  </li></ul><ul><li>Getty Oil Company provided the funding to begin the new venture. George Bodenheimer is it's current president, a position he has held since November 19, 1998; since March 3, 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>ESPN </li></ul>
  22. 22. 11 This term was first used in speech in 1873. It was first used in print in 1876, in Putnam's Magazine. One of the earliest books to use the word was The Home and Farm Manual, written by Jonathan Periam in 1883. In that work, Periam used the term several times to denote an ill-bred and ignorant, but ostentatious, man from the city. The term is generally used to denote an individual, typically male, particularly somebody well dressed or who has never lived outside a big city.
  23. 23. Dude
  24. 24. 12. Occasion?
  25. 25. <ul><li>Mother’s Day </li></ul>
  26. 26. 13. Significance of the check?
  27. 27. <ul><li>Used to purchase Alaska </li></ul>
  28. 28. 14. Whose seal?
  29. 29. <ul><li>The Mossad. Israel’s Counter-intelligence Agency </li></ul>
  30. 30. 15. What has this inspired?
  31. 31. Bliss Wallpaper
  32. 32. * 16. <ul><li>Straight Jump </li></ul><ul><li>Tuck Jump </li></ul><ul><li>Pike Jump </li></ul><ul><li>Straddle Jump </li></ul><ul><li>Seat Drop </li></ul><ul><li>Swivel Hips </li></ul><ul><li>Half Twist and Full Twist </li></ul><ul><li>Front Drop </li></ul><ul><li>Back Drop  </li></ul><ul><li>Terms used in which competitive sport? </li></ul><ul><li>(In the Olympics since 2000) </li></ul>
  33. 33. Trampolining
  34. 34. 17. <ul><li>A was associated with witchdoctors and often consulted astrologists. He had two mistresses. His wife was a Lesbian. He smoked a lot. He drank eight to ten martinis a day. </li></ul><ul><li>B never managed to hold down a job because of his arrogance. He slept the whole morning. He used opium at school, and was always considered a bad student. He drank a glass of brandy every morning. </li></ul><ul><li>C was decorated a hero. A vegetarian, he did not smoke. His discipline was exemplary. He occasionally drank a beer. He stayed with the same woman during his moments of glory and defeat. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the three leaders A, B and C. </li></ul><ul><li>(10 points for all 3, else 3 for each) </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>A – Franklin Delano Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>B – Winston Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>C – Adolf Hitler </li></ul>
  36. 36. * 18. <ul><li>_____  literally meaning &quot;touch the heart&quot; is the name for a Chinese cuisine which involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea. Yum cha (literally &quot;drinking tea&quot;) is the term used to describe the entire dining experience, especially in contemporary Cantonese. </li></ul><ul><li> It is usually served in the mornings until noon time at Chinese restaurants and at specialty _____ eateries where typical dishes are available throughout the day. Dishes come in small portions and may include meat, seafood, and vegetables, as well as desserts and fruit. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Dim Sum </li></ul>
  38. 38. 19. What is the significance of this image?
  39. 39. <ul><li>Entitled “The Pale Blue Dot”, it is an image of the Earth, as seen from a distance of 6 billion miles. No other image of the earth exists from this great a distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture taken by Voyager 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Most distant pic of earth will do. </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>20 </li></ul><ul><li>By what do we know Falcom Heene more popularly as? </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>Balloon Boy </li></ul>
  42. 42. 21. <ul><li>A is dressed all in white, like a clergyman. </li></ul><ul><li>B wore a black suit, like an undertaker. </li></ul><ul><li>C wore a blue suit without shoes, as, supposedly, a corpse would, and walked out of step with the others. </li></ul><ul><li> D dressed in blue jeans, symbolising a gravedigger. </li></ul><ul><li>All leading to what conspiracy theory? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Paul is Dead! Abbey Road or Beatles will NOT do.
  44. 44. 22. What does this picture represent?
  45. 45. <ul><li>Democrats against Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>Or US Presidential Elections </li></ul>
  46. 46. 23. This iconic picture of soldier James Blake Miller was entitled “The ________ marine”
  47. 47. <ul><li>The Marlboro Marine </li></ul>
  48. 48. 24. What is this?
  49. 49. <ul><li>The Vipasana Pagoda in Gorai </li></ul>
  50. 50. 25. Whose corpse?
  51. 51. <ul><li>Che Guevera </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li> _____ is a shortened form of  usquebaugh , which English borrowed from Irish Gaelic  uisce beatha  and Scottish Gaelic  uisge beatha . This compound descends from Old Irish uisce, &quot;water&quot;, and bethad, &quot;of life&quot;. and meaning literally &quot;water of life&quot;. It meant the same thing as the Latin  aqua vītae  which had been applied to distilled drinks since early 14th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Other early spellings include usquebea and iskie bae  (1583). In the Irish Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405, the first written record of _____ appears describing the death of a chieftain at Christmas from &quot; taking a surfeit of aqua vitae &quot;. In Scotland, the first evidence of _____ production comes from an entry in the Exchequer Rolls for 1494 where an ingredient is sent &quot; To Friar John Cor, by order of the king, to make aquavitae &quot;. </li></ul>26.
  53. 53. <ul><li>Whisky </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li> Robert Cade, Dana Shires, Harry James Free, and Alejandro de Quesada were the medical researchers at the University of Florida who created the original _____ in 1965. The Florida ****** football coach, Ray Graves, was frustrated with the performance of his players during the hot summer football practices, and asked the team doctor, one of Cade’s associates, for his insight. </li></ul><ul><li>Cade and his research team came across the unique mix of water, sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate and lemon juice that is now known as _____ in honor of the football team, the ****** </li></ul><ul><li>The football team credited _____ with their first Orange Bowl win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in 1967, and the drink became an instant phenomenon. The Yellow Jackets coach Bud Carson, when asked why they lost, replied: &quot;We didn’t have _____. That made the difference.” </li></ul><ul><li>What is the blank? </li></ul>27.
  55. 55. <ul><li>Gatorade, in honour of the Florida Gators </li></ul>
  56. 56. 28. Be a good sport and tell us what connects.
  57. 57. Buzkashi
  58. 58. * 29. What is the boy up to?
  59. 59. Kathakali eye exercises. Only Kathakali will also do
  60. 60. 30. Connect
  61. 61. <ul><li>Atlanta! </li></ul><ul><li>World Headquarters of Coca Cola, AT&T mobility and Delta Airlines. </li></ul>