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Written round on Chennai

  1. 1. Written Round Chennai Vennai
  2. 2. Question 1 Col Gurdial Singh did his medicine in Edinburgh and returned to India to join the Indian Medical service. The IMS was however abolished and in it’s members were given the option of joining defense or quasi military services. Gurdial chose the Prisons Services. He was the jailor when Rajaji was in Vellore prison and became friends with him. When he retired Rajiji asked him to settle down in Chennai. Their family over generations have built a number of institutions and even lent their surname to a locality. What is the surname of this family?
  3. 3. Question 2 C S Loganatha Mudaliar was one of the big Civil builders of that time. In course of time he joined with X from Bombay and formed the company X & co. X & co had their headquarters @ Dhun buildings on Mount Road. Dhun buildings stood on P&T land and the P& T department decided to sell some excess land to build the head post office. X&co purchased the excess land and bid for the cosntruction, they however weren’t selected and instead built their own HO on the piece of land that they purchased, where they still stand. Identify X
  4. 4. Question 3 Colonel J J Pennycuick was one of the earlier secretaries of the Madras cricket club and was instrumental in its move to Chepauk from the old Island premises. He was heading the PWD when a cyclone resulted in damage to the old club house and immediatley sanctioned funds for its repair. He is however more famous for a creation of his and is in fact worshipped as a god in certain parts for this. What is his most famous creation?
  5. 5. Question 4 He converted to Christianity to avoid arranged marriage and left his home town and came to Madras. He first taught at St.George’s school at that point of time an orphan’s asylum. He was appointed as a teacher in the English High school in 1852. This school in 1855 became Presidency college. His first four poems were in fact published in the Madras Circulator in 1848 under the name Timothy Penpoem. He returned to his home in 1859 and continued his works that changed the face of poetry in his home town. Who are we talking about?
  6. 6. Question 5 This company has constructed some of Chennai’s biggest landmark’s such as the Gemini flyover, Anna Nagar tower, M A Chidamabaram stadium, Citi Center and the light house. Id the company? The founder’s family is knows as the _______ group in Tamilnadu. The blank being the name of a famous hotel @ one point of time in chennai. The founder of the group also runs an engineering college, an alumnus of this college is there in our midst :)Id the group,, fill in the blankd and if possible the famous alumni in our midst
  7. 7. Question 6 God made the moonlightand the chatka bird to drink it He made ambrosiaand gods to partake it Beauty he createdin the flower, the azure skyand in the woman’s faceso that the far famed _____ __________ ______could capture it with his great vision
  8. 8.  This was published in a chennai newspaper and is Y’s tribute to X. Id X & Y
  9. 9. Question 7 One of the most famous cases that Sir C P Ramaswamy Aiyar fought early in his life was for a person by the name of Narayaniah. Naryanaiah had filed a case against X claiming the return of his sons who were under the custody of X. Though Sir C P had a chance to charge X with contempt of court for not producing a certain document as ordered by the court,he did not do so. Later on X and C P went to be very close friends. Id X, and also the son who was in custody of X
  10. 10. Question 8 The origin of this street’ s name is attributed to quite a few factors. Some of them are  There were a lot of gardens and orchards at this place and over time the street name got corrupted into its current form  There used to be a lot of silambam practitioners at this place  People were primarily employed in the practice of breaking stones
  11. 11. Question 9 He was the muncipal commissioner of Madras from 1944 to 1946. He pioneered the concept of Sep 29th being celebrated as inauguration day at the Madras Corporation. He was instrumental in the City Improvement Trust act being enacted in 1945 and also integrating large parts of the new city into city limits. He is honoured with an area in the city being named after him. Id the area
  12. 12. Question 10 She was the queen of Portugal in the 13th and 14th centuries . A child bride she suffered, a profligate husband till his death in 1325 after which she entered the holy order of the poor,Clares. Which Chennai landmark is named after this queen
  13. 13. Question 11 The Tamil name of St.Peter is said to give the name to which North Chennai locality?
  14. 14. Question 12 The origin of these 2 companies owe to the fact they were used to service their parent companies. One of the by products of the core business of the parent company was sulphuric acid which helped set up the company’s nascent manure manufacturing business The Sulphuric acid needed acid resistant jars in which it was to be stored and thereby the company launched its next business. Id the parent company and the company which resulted from storing sulphuric acid in jars
  15. 15. Question 13 S.Muthiah claims that Naveen and Saranya Jaikumar would get one half of this question right  Who were the only tufted bowlers to open the bowling in a first class match? The descendants of the second bowler went on to achieve much more in the field of cricket and music. What is their contribution to the field of music and identify any 2 descendants who have played for South Zone
  16. 16. Question 14 NLRC in 1959 had grown big and needed a lot of funds to expand its infrastructure for ____ ______. A retired ICS man, then a practicing advocate offered to donate Rs30,000 in memory of his wife who had wanted to pursue a similar initiative but had died without fulfilling it. This resulted in the wife and the man’s name being added to the existing name . What were the names of the wife and the man
  17. 17. Question 15 He was the first man from a clergy background to not only become a civil servant but also a Governor in India. He was appointed as the Governor of Madras in 1763. His significant contribution was to depute, in 1765, Lt.William Stevens of the Engineers to survey Adam’s bridge. Why will we know the name of this clergy man?
  18. 18. Question 16 Raghunandan Saran was born in a wealthy business family. Educated at St.Stephens, he went to Cambridge and on his return plunged into the independence movement. After Independence on Nehru’s insistence that industrialization was the way forward for the country, he set up a company , in collaboration with Austin Motors. He named the company after his son. What did Raghunandan Saran start?
  19. 19. Question 17 This name was selected from a contest. The winners were T.N Akshaya Lingam of 43 Paripurna Vinayakar Koil street Mylapore and S Swaminathan of Sowri Vilas, Thyegaraya Nagar Teynampet. It came out for the first time on September 11, 1934. What name did the two suggest?
  20. 20. Question 18 Who owns this brand?
  21. 21. Question 1 Col Gurdial Singh did his medicine in Edinburgh and returned to India to join the Indian Medical service. The IMS was however abolished and in it’s members were given the option of joining defense or quasi military services. Gurdial chose the Prisons Services. He was the jailor when Rajaji was in Vellore prison and became friends with him. When he retired Rajiji asked him to settle down in Chennai. Their family over generations have built a number of institutions and even lent their surname to a locality. What is the surname of this family?
  22. 22. Answer 1 GILL as in Gill Adarsh, Gill Nagar etc
  23. 23. Question 2 C S Loganatha Mudaliar was one of the big Civil builders of that time. In course of time he joined with X from Bombay and formed the company X & co. X & co had their headquarters @ Dhun buildings on Mount Road. Dhun buildings stood on P&T land and the P& T department decided to sell some excess land to build the head post office. X&co purchased the excess land and bid for the cosntruction, they however weren’t selected and instead built their own HO on the piece of land that they purchased, where they still stand. Identify X
  24. 24. Answer 2 Tarapore and the HO is of course Tarapore Towers
  25. 25. Question 3 Colonel J J Pennycuick was one of the earlier secretaries of the Madras cricket club and was instrumental in its move to Chepauk from the old Island premises. He was heading the PWD when a cyclone resulted in damage to the old club house and immediatley sanctioned funds for its repair. He is however more famous for a creation of his and is in fact worshipped as a god in certain parts for this. What is his most famous creation?
  26. 26. Answer 3 He built the Mullai Periyar dam
  27. 27. Question 4 He converted to Christianity to avoid arranged marriage and left his home town and came to Madras. He first taught at St.George’s school at that point of time an orphan’s asylum. He was appointed as a teacher in the English High school in 1852. This school in 1855 became Presidency college. His first four poems were in fact published in the Madras Circulator in 1848 under the name Timothy Penpoem. He returned to his home in 1859 and continued his works that changed the face of poetry in his home town. Who are we talking about?
  28. 28. ANSWER 4 Michael Madhusudan Dutt
  29. 29. Question 5 This company has constructed some of Chennai’s biggest landmark’s such as the Gemini flyover, Anna Nagar tower, M A Chidamabaram stadium, Citi Center and the light house. Id the company? The founder’s family is knows as the _______ group in Tamilnadu. The blank being the name of a famous hotel @ one point of time in chennai. The founder of the group also runs an engineering college, an alumnus of this college is there in our midst :)Id the group,, fill in the blankd and if possible the famous alumni in our midst
  30. 30. ANSWER 5 East Coast Construction and Industries private Limited. Buhari Crescent Engineering college and Gopal Kidao
  31. 31. Question 6 God made the moonlightand the chatka bird to drink it He made ambrosiaand gods to partake it Beauty he createdin the flower, the azure skyand in the woman’s faceso that the far famed _____ __________ ______could capture it with his great vision
  32. 32.  This was published in a chennai newspaper and is Y’s tribute to X. Id X & Y
  33. 33. ANSWER 6 X : Raja Ravi Varma Y: Subramania Bharati
  34. 34. Question 7 One of the most famous cases that Sir C P Ramaswamy Aiyar fought early in his life was for a person by the name of Narayaniah. Naryanaiah had filed a case against X claiming the return of his sons who were under the custody of X. Though Sir C P had a chance to charge X with contempt of court for not producing a certain document as ordered by the court,he did not do so. Later on X and C P went to be very close friends. Id X, and also the son who was in custody of X
  35. 35. ANSWER 7 X Annie Besant Son: Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  36. 36. Question 8 The origin of this street’ s name is attributed to quite a few factors. Some of them are  There were a lot of gardens and orchards at this place and over time the street name got corrupted into its current form  There used to be a lot of silambam practitioners at this place  People were primarily employed in the practice of breaking stones
  37. 37. Answer 8
  38. 38. Question 9 He was the muncipal commissioner of Madras from 1944 to 1946. He pioneered the concept of Sep 29th being celebrated as inauguration day at the Madras Corporation. He was instrumental in the City Improvement Trust act being enacted in 1945 and also integrating large parts of the new city into city limits. He is honoured with an area in the city being named after him. Id the area
  39. 39. Answer 9 J P L Shenoy and Shenoy nagar
  40. 40. Question 10 She was the queen of Portugal in the 13th and 14th centuries . A child bride she suffered, a profligate husband till his death in 1325 after which she entered the holy order of the poor,Clares. Which Chennai landmark is named after this queen
  41. 41. Answer 10 Isabel hospital
  42. 42. Question 11 The Tamil name of St.Peter is said to give the name to which North Chennai locality?
  43. 43. Answer 11 Peter in Tamil is Rayappa and hence Royapuram
  44. 44. Question 12 The origin of these 2 companies owe to the fact they were used to service their parent companies. One of the by products of the core business of the parent company was sulphuric acid which helped set up the company’s nascent manure manufacturing business The Sulphuric acid needed acid resistant jars in which it was to be stored and thereby the company launched its next business. Id the parent company and the company which resulted from storing sulphuric acid in jars
  45. 45. Answer 12 E I D Parry Parryware
  46. 46. Question 13 S.Muthiah claims that Naveen and Saranya Jaikumar would get one half of this question right  Who were the only tufted bowlers to open the bowling in a first class match? The descendants of the second bowler went on to achieve much more in the field of cricket and music. What is their contribution to the field of music and identify any 2 descendants who have played for South Zone
  47. 47. Answer 13 M J Gopalan, P S Ramachandran N Pattabhiraman founded Sruti, the musical magazine V Ramnarayan, V Sivaramakrishnan, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan
  48. 48. Question 14 NLRC in 1959 had grown big and needed a lot of funds to expand its infrastructure for ____ ______. A retired ICS man, then a practicing advocate offered to donate Rs30,000 in memory of his wife who had wanted to pursue a similar initiative but had died without fulfilling it. This resulted in the wife and the man’s name being added to the existing name . What were the names of the wife and the man
  49. 49. Answer 14 Padma Seshadri
  50. 50. Question 15 He was the first man from a clergy background to not only become a civil servant but also a Governor in India. He was appointed as the Governor of Madras in 1763. His significant contribution was to depute, in 1765, Lt.William Stevens of the Engineers to survey Adam’s bridge. Why will we know the name of this clergy man?
  51. 51. Answer 15 His name is Rev Sir Rober PALK after whom the Palk straits are named
  52. 52. Question 16 Raghunandan Saran was born in a wealthy business family. Educated at St.Stephens, he went to Cambridge and on his return plunged into the independence movement. After Independence on Nehru’s insistence that industrialization was the way forward for the country, he set up a company , in collaboration with Austin Motors. He named the company after his son. What did Raghunandan Saran start?
  53. 53. Answer 16 Ashok motors that later became Ashok Leyland
  54. 54. Question 17 This name was selected from a contest. The winners were T.N Akshaya Lingam of 43 Paripurna Vinayakar Koil street Mylapore and S Swaminathan of Sowri Vilas, Thyegaraya Nagar Teynampet. It came out for the first time on September 11, 1934. What name did the two suggest?
  55. 55. Answer 17 DINAMANI
  56. 56. Question 18 Who owns this brand?
  57. 57. Answer 18 Sathyam Cinemas

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