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Prelims ( India Quiz 2013 IIT Roorkee)

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First India Quiz I conducted around one and a half years ago

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Prelims ( India Quiz 2013 IIT Roorkee)

  1. 1. ‘The MAHANBHARAT QUIZ’ By Anurag Basant Int. MSc Physics IIIrd Yr
  2. 2. PRELIMS
  3. 3. Rules:  # of team members <= 3  All questions carry 1mark.  No negative marking.  All sub-parts in a question to carry equal weightage.  ‘*’ marked questions to be used for tie- breakers.  Q 2,8, 10,13, 20 are * marked questions.
  4. 4. 1.  X’s creator describes himself as a media vagabond who dabbled in many things in the media world before he decided to go solo.  An IIT-Kharagpur graduate, he quit his cushy job in the US Air-force and found himself an opportunity to work with Red Chillies Entertainment as an assistant director for Om Shanti Om.  ‘X’ is loosely based on the popular American website, CollegeHumor — dedicated entirely to the funnies, with original sketches, parodies and web-series.  Id X
  5. 5. * 2.  Name this city which is the point of interchange of east-west and north- south corridors.  This is a historic city of northern India, located in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj or Pushpavati River, in the extreme south of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  6. 6. 3.  X studied in Loyola High School, Margao. He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay.  X and Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have graduated together from IIT Bombay in the year 1978.  CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in politics category in 2012.  Id X
  7. 7. 4.  X is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan.  It is performed by women in swirling robes, and accompanied by men and women singing together.  This folk dance gets its name from ‘ghoomna’, which displays the spectacular colors of the flowing ‘ghaghara’, the long skirt of the Rajasthani women.  Mostly Goddess Saraswati is worshipped during this dance.
  8. 8. 5.  After Operation Blue Star in Punjab , the final examinations of Punjab Univesity were postponed. Irshad Kamil led a group of students demanding a month's notice as preparation. He made banners saying, "_______ _______" and went about raising this slogan.  He used these lines in a bollywood film.
  9. 9. 6. This is the flag of a regional political party. Name the party
  10. 10. 7. Id this city.  This was instructed by the founder of this city.  "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."
  11. 11. * 8. Id the circled person.
  12. 12. 9. Id X.  X was the capital of a Moghul Mahal (similar to a present-day Pargana) during the time of Akbar, as is referred in Ain-e-Akbari, authored by Abul Fazal.  During the 18th century, it came under the rule of Landhaura state, until the death of its Bargujar king, Raja Ramdayal in 1813. It later became a part of the territories of the British East India Company.  X is also famous for the shrine of 13th century Sufi saint Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari — the dargah is also known as Sarkar Sabir Pak — in Piran Kaliyar village, where an annual 15-day spiritual fair is held.  According to one story, X derives its name from Rurimadi imran, the wife of a local Rajput chieftain.
  13. 13. *10. FITB  FakingNews took a dig at Arvind Kejriwal with a piece titled ‘ ______ claims it was a muffler, not a towel, thus he is honest.’
  14. 14. 11. Which singer?
  15. 15. 12. Connect.  Kanpur,  Jajmau,  Varanasi,  Mirzapur,  Ghazipur,  Patna,  Munger,  Bhagalpur,  Baharampur,  Bijnor
  16. 16. *13.  Only 5 movies have so far won the big 4 i.e. best movie, director, actor and actress at Filmfare.  First to do so was Guide followed by DDLJ and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.  Which two movies released in the last decade complete the list?
  17. 17. 14. Connect  Ashwathama  Rishi Ved Vyas  Lord Hanuman  Mahabali or Rajabali  Vibhishana  Kripacharya  Lord Parashurama
  18. 18. 15. Id the sage?
  19. 19. 16.  He set Twitter abuzz by joining the popular micro-blogging website.  In less than an hour - with just two tweets – he had already notched up over 2, 000 followers! His first tweet read "Here I am. One of you. Lets talk.“  He initially followed a twitter handle called @CommunalCongress, erroneously ofcourse. But a little later his 'Following' count again read zero.  Id.
  20. 20. 17. The Guru of ‘god’- Id
  21. 21. *18. Connect.
  22. 22. 19. Name the work and the artist
  23. 23. 20. 4th century AD coin minted during the reign of Samudragupta supposedly commemorates what?
  24. 24. Answers.
  25. 25. 1.  X’s creator describes himself as a media vagabond who dabbled in many things in the media world before he decided to go solo.  An IIT-Kharagpur graduate, he quit his cushy job in the US Air-force and found himself an opportunity to work with Red Chillies Entertainment as an assistant director for Om Shanti Om.  ‘X’ is loosely based on the popular American website, CollegeHumor — dedicated entirely to the funnies, with original sketches, parodies and web-series.  Id X
  26. 26. 1.
  27. 27. * 2.  Name this city which is the point of interchange of east-west and north- south corridors.  This is a historic city of northern India, located in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj or Pushpavati River, in the extreme south of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  28. 28. * 2. Jhansi
  29. 29. 3.  X studied in Loyola High School, Margao. He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay.  X and Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have graduated together from IIT Bombay in the year 1978.  CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in politics category in 2012.  Id X
  30. 30. 3. Manohar Parrikar
  31. 31. 4.  X is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan.  It is performed by women in swirling robes, and accompanied by men and women singing together.  This folk dance gets its name from ‘ghoomna’, which displays the spectacular colors of the flowing ‘ghaghara’, the long skirt of the Rajasthani women.  Mostly Goddess Saraswati is worshipped during this dance.
  32. 32. 4. Ghoomar
  33. 33. 5.  After Operation Blue Star in Punjab , the final examinations of Punjab Univesity were postponed. Irshad Kamil led a group of students demanding a month's notice as preparation. He made banners saying, "_______ _______" and went about raising this slogan.  He used these lines in a bollywood film.
  34. 34. 5.
  35. 35. 6. This is the flag of a regional political party. Name the party
  36. 36. 6. Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS)
  37. 37. 7. Id this city.  This was instructed by the founder of this city  "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."
  38. 38. 7. Jamshedpur or Tatanagar
  39. 39. * 8. Id the person.
  40. 40. 8. Alok Nath
  41. 41. 9. Id X.  X was the capital of a Moghul Mahal (similar to a present-day Pargana) during the time of Akbar, as is referred in Ain-e-Akbari, authored by Abul Fazal.  During the 18th century, it came under the rule of Landhaura state, until the death of its Bargujar king, Raja Ramdayal in 1813. It later became a part of the territories of the British East India Company.  X is also famous for the shrine of 13th century Sufi saint Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari — the dargah is also known as Sarkar Sabir Pak — in Piran Kaliyar village, where an annual 15-day spiritual fair is held.  According to one story, X derives its name from Rurimadi imran, the wife of a local Rajput chieftain.
  42. 42. 9. Roorkee
  43. 43. *10. FITB  FakingNews took a dig at Arvind Kejriwal with a piece titled ‘ ______ claims it was a muffler, not a towel, thus he is honest.’
  44. 44. *10.
  45. 45. 11. Which singer?
  46. 46. 11. Lata Mangeshkar
  47. 47. 12. Connect.  Kanpur,  Jajmau,  Varanasi,  Mirzapur,  Ghazipur,  Patna,  Munger,  Bhagalpur,  Baharampur,  Bijnor
  48. 48. 12. River Ganges flows through these cities
  49. 49. *13.  Only 5 movies have so far won the big 4 i.e. best movie, director, actor and actress at Filmfare.  First to do so was Guide followed by DDLJ and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.  Which two movies released in the last decade complete the list?
  50. 50. *13. Devdas and Black
  51. 51. 14. Connect  Ashwathama  Rishi Ved Vyas  Lord Hanuman  Mahabali or Rajabali  Vibhishana  Kripacharya  Lord Parashurama
  52. 52. 14. The 7 immortals
  53. 53. 15. Id the sage?
  54. 54. Rishi Sushruta… performing plastic sugery
  55. 55. 16.  He set Twitter abuzz by joining the popular micro-blogging website.  In less than an hour - with just two tweets – he had already notched up over 2, 000 followers! His first tweet read "Here I am. One of you. Lets talk.“  He initially followed a twitter handle called @CommunalCongress, perhaps erroneously. But a little later his 'Following' count again read zero.  Id.
  56. 56. 16.
  57. 57. 17. The Guru of ‘god’- Id
  58. 58. 17. Ramakant Achrekar
  59. 59. *18. Connect.
  60. 60. *18. The 3 UNESCO world heritage sites in Delhi  Qutub Minar  Humayun’s Tomb  Red Fort
  61. 61. 19. Name the work and the artist
  62. 62. 19. Bharat Mata by M F Hussain
  63. 63. 20. 4th century AD coin minted during the reign of Samudragupta supposedly commemorates what?
  64. 64. 20. Ashwamedha Yagya

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