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QC session 4th April Prelims


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QC session 4th April Prelims

  1. 1. QC-Quiz Club of IIST4th April 2010<br />
  2. 2. 1)This is a poster and a snapshot of the movie ‘Izzat’ released in 1968. Identify the actress.<br />
  3. 3. Ans. Jaylalitha<br />
  4. 4. 2) This is the fifth largest state of India by both area and population, and was the first state to be formed on linguistic basis, back in 1947 after independence. Name the state.<br />
  5. 5. Ans. Andhra Pradesh<br />
  6. 6. 3.<br />
  7. 7. Ans. All are asanas of Yoga. <br /> Peacock-Mayurasana<br /> Fish-Matsyasana<br /> Cobra-Bhujangasana<br /> Lotus-Padmasana<br />
  8. 8. 4) Explain what is being shown in this figure.<br />[<br />
  9. 9. Ans.Cuban Revolution.<br />The path taken by CheGuevera and Cienfuegos to Havana to overthrow the government in 1958<br />
  10. 10. 5) Which City was given the epithet of the ‘Evergreen City’ by Mahatma Gandhi?<br />
  11. 11. Ans. Trivandrum<br />
  12. 12. 6) Its name is derived from the Dutch word for ‘ass’ or ‘donkey’ because it serves the same purpose of carrying burden. This object is commonly used in the world of art. Name the object.<br />
  13. 13. Ans. Easel<br />
  14. 14. 7) 0, 1, 135, 144 are the only such numbers in the decimal system. Which type of numbers?<br />
  15. 15. Ans. These are the Sum-Product numbers in base 10 (decimal system).<br />A sum-product number is an integer that in a given base is equal to the sum of its digits times the product of its digits. <br />1+3+5=9; 1*3*5=15 and 9*15=135<br />1+4+4=9; 1*4*4=16 and 9*16=144<br />
  16. 16. 8) Explain the tagline<br />
  17. 17. Ans. We worked hard on what you can’t see.<br />Audi achieving 0.99gm of CO2 per kilometer<br />
  18. 18. 9). Indra the King of the devas was once driven out of devaloka by an asura named Vritra. The asura was the recipient of a boon whereby he could not be killed by any weapon that was known till the date of his receiving the boon and additionally that no weapon made of wood or metal could harm him. Indra, who had lost all hope of recovering his kingdom was said to have approached Shiva who could not help him. Indra along with Shiva and Brahma went to seek the aid of Vishnu. MaharshiDadhichi then did something which ultimately resulted in the killing of Vritrasura and victory of Indra. Complete the story.<br />
  19. 19. Ans. Dadhichi sacrificed his life and offered his spine to make Vajraastra which was used to kill Vritasura.<br />
  20. 20. 10) Identify the famous personality in the stamp<br />
  21. 21. Ans. Samuel Morse<br />
  22. 22. 11).The book ‘Satanic Verse’ is a book written by Salam Rushdie and published in 1988 and is inspired partly by life of Prophet Muhammad. The book did not go well with many Muslims and was banned in India as well as many Muslim countries.<br />What happened in 1989 following which Rushdie was given protection by the British Government? <br />
  23. 23. Ans. In February 1989, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill or help kill Rushdie and his publishers.<br />
  24. 24. 12) Why would Leonardo diCaprio be obsessed with this giant ‘flying boat’ .<br />
  25. 25. Ans.<br />The flying boat shown is the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the world's largest flying boat and the largest aircraft to be made from wood. It was made by Howard Hughes for US government for transport of goods during World War II. <br />LeanardodiCaprio played Howard Hughes in the movie Aviator released in 2004.<br />