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Indi-Genius:
The India Quiz
PRELIMS
Special Thanks to Palla and Saar
1
Blue-chip films are large-scale, high-budget productions, which usually focus on
the drama and majesty of the natural wo...
ANSWER
Wild Karnataka Documentary
2
Set in Hapur, UP, X won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at
the 91st Academy Awards. The film came to...
ANSWER
Period, End of Sentence
3
What is the Poster referencing?
ANSWER
Abhinandan
4
The company X was established in 1891, with an investment of ₹265. The
enterprise was later acquired by Nalin Chandra Gu...
ANSWER
Britannia
5
In a performance (in 2012) by the band “Thermal And A Quarter” from their
album “3 wheels 9 lives”, the singer introduce...
ANSWER
Metre mele one and half
6
More than 25 years since publication of his famous work, one of the longest
novels to be published in a single volume in...
ANSWER
A Suitable Girl
7
Bindeshwar Pathak, an Indian sociologist who founded the NGO Sulabh
International in his book “Angels of the Ghost stree...
7
ANSWER
Widows
8
These are the variants of a controversial event taking place every January in a
neighbouring state.
Vadi majuviraṭṭu: Th...
ANSWER
Jallikattu
9
Put Funda/What’s the blanked out Hashtag?
ANSWER
#MukeshNitaSaveAnil
10*
“The Indian team is a glorious mix of people from different religions, classes,
castes, regions and languages; where t...
10*
ANSWER
X: Rajdeep Sardesai
Blank:Democracy XI
11
In 1890, a man called H.S. Thirumalachar (‘H’ presumably stands for Hassan) came
to Bangalore in search of a job.
Eight...
ANSWER
Iyengar Bakery
12
The even numbered plots do not exist, and between one to nine, there are
officially five different plots over a land of...
ANSWER
7 Race Course Road
(Prime Minister’s Residence)
ANSWER
13
According to the records of French traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier, this emperor
had his last unfulfilled wish to buil...
ANSWER
Black Taj Mahal
14
The picture depicts an actual World War One poster by the British promoting war
loans in Gujarati. It says “Have you bo...
14
ANSWER
Uncle Sam Poster
15*
Among the many monuments at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, the memorial to Japan’s
war dead, there stands a simple monument ...
15
ANSWER
Irrfan Khan
16
South Asian nannies, known as ____, played an essential part in the lives of British
families in India. Families return...
16
ANSWER
Ayah
17
Newly released documentary, "The Problem with ___ " takes a critical look at the
representation of South Asian people i...
17
ANSWER
APU
18*
______ the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New
Testament. He is known for hav...
18*
ANSWER
St. Thomas
19
Although “The X Panther Party” was based in the
United States, it managed to inspire marginalized
people all around the...
ANSWER
X- Black
Y- Dalit
20
The following picture shows a
currency used during pre-
independence India.
Put funda as to why there’s both
Reserve Ba...
ANSWER
There was only one government press that printed currency notes
and after seperating, India refused to hand that ov...
21
This is Prateek Kuhad's Did you/ fall apart cover.
The cover is inspired by an artist who achieved
great acclaim for hi...
ANSWER
Rene Magritte
22
It's the year 1997. A year ago, the great leader of the National Front has passed
away. A new front has been raised, wi...
ANSWER
Chandrababu Naidu
23
X was an Indian painter whose works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a
very rich use of color, replete with...
25
ANSWER
S. H. Raza
Bindu
26
In a first of its kind promotion, an upcoming
romantic fairytale movie released its logo on an
opportune event for a wi...
ANSWER
Kumbhmela
Brahmastra
27
The architecture and the design of this project was to celebrate the lives of
martyrs and respect their sacrifices and ...
ANSWER
National War Memorial,Delhi
Chakravyuha
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UTPT 2019 India Quiz Prelims

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UTPT 2019 India Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Indi-Genius: The India Quiz PRELIMS
  2. 2. Special Thanks to Palla and Saar
  3. 3. 1 Blue-chip films are large-scale, high-budget productions, which usually focus on the drama and majesty of the natural world. Blue-chip films are beyond most amateur natural history filmmakers' budgets and capabilities. Four people made up the core team of the crew—Amogh and Kalyan as the lead filmmakers and Sarath Champati and Vijay Mohan Raj (forest department official) to handle logistics. More than 15 camera-persons—including an equal number of men and women—assisted the core team on making this blue chip documentary. “We began shooting around three years ago. Making a wildlife documentary is hard. Seasons decide a lot of animal behaviour. For the first two years of shooting, the state was suffering from a drought and only in the last year did we have good rains. So, a lot of animals didn’t do the things we wanted to capture on camera during the two years of drought,” informs Kalyan.
  4. 4. ANSWER Wild Karnataka Documentary
  5. 5. 2 Set in Hapur, UP, X won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards. The film came to into being as a part of The Pad Project, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. The movie’s director, Rayka Zehtabchi, said in her acceptance speech “I’m not crying because I’m on my ______ or anything. I can’t believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar,” Dedicating the award to her school, Berton said the project was born because her students in LA and people in India wanted to make a “human rights difference”. Name the title of the film
  6. 6. ANSWER Period, End of Sentence
  7. 7. 3 What is the Poster referencing?
  8. 8. ANSWER Abhinandan
  9. 9. 4 The company X was established in 1891, with an investment of ₹265. The enterprise was later acquired by Nalin Chandra Gupta, a renowned attorney, and operated under V.K Brothers. The company got a boost during World War 2 when it saw an increase in demand of the commodity due to a shortage of small, packaged food. Much later, C.H. Holmes, an English businessman in Kolkata, was taken on as a partner and the Englishman decided to name the company after the Roman and Greek term for the geographic location of the British Isles and used for the female personification of the same. ID the company.
  10. 10. ANSWER Britannia
  11. 11. 5 In a performance (in 2012) by the band “Thermal And A Quarter” from their album “3 wheels 9 lives”, the singer introduces this song _____ ____ ___ ___ _ ____ in a typical Bangalore setting, a rant in bits and fractions on the persistent traffic problems and the surge of pricy vehicles during peak hours. This song gets its name from the fare negotiations in going from point A to point B in this concrete jungle.
  12. 12. ANSWER Metre mele one and half
  13. 13. 6 More than 25 years since publication of his famous work, one of the longest novels to be published in a single volume in the English language, the author has been working on its sequel. The sequel, set in the present chronicles the same character Lata, now an old woman, looking for a match for her grandson. What is the title of the much awaited sequel?
  14. 14. ANSWER A Suitable Girl
  15. 15. 7 Bindeshwar Pathak, an Indian sociologist who founded the NGO Sulabh International in his book “Angels of the Ghost street” talks about a wonderful story and visionary concept to make a dream come true and change the lives of 45 million odd ______ in India. In 2015, he planned a spectacular symbolic act to win over the public for his plans. As they are excluded from religious ceremonies, he defied tradition and celebrated this festival of love, with hundreds of other ______ in the cities of Varanasi and Vrindavan. This sacrilege made the headlines of many Indian newspapers and sent positive shock waves through the entire country, along with the message that India will have to adapt its traditional structures in a peaceful way. FITB
  16. 16. 7
  17. 17. ANSWER Widows
  18. 18. 8 These are the variants of a controversial event taking place every January in a neighbouring state. Vadi majuviraṭṭu: This is the most common category. The specimen is released from a closed space. Vēli viraṭṭu: In this variant the approach is slightly different as the specimen is directly released into an open space. Vaṭam manjuviraṭṭu: In this variant, the specimen is attached with a long vatam. What are these the variants of ?
  19. 19. ANSWER Jallikattu
  20. 20. 9 Put Funda/What’s the blanked out Hashtag?
  21. 21. ANSWER #MukeshNitaSaveAnil
  22. 22. 10* “The Indian team is a glorious mix of people from different religions, classes, castes, regions and languages; where the son of a pump manager from Ranchi is tightly bound in fate and determination to the child prodigy of a Marathi professor from Mumbai and a Muslim from the back alleys of Hyderabad. And while dynasts can rule the roost in politics and Bollywood, cricket is a meritocratic space. But it wasn't always this way. Gandhi, for instance, intensely disapproved of cricket. During the Raj it was associated with racism. It had the nasty odour of communal division, with Hindus and Muslims playing in separate teams. Dalits, meanwhile, were personas non grata on the field.” This is the blurb of _________ __ , by X. This book has been acclaimed for great reporting of events and is a top notch editors pick. Cricket has been a fond topic to X right from his childhood watching his father Y play Test Cricket for India. (PIC ON NEXT SLIDE)
  23. 23. 10*
  24. 24. ANSWER X: Rajdeep Sardesai Blank:Democracy XI
  25. 25. 11 In 1890, a man called H.S. Thirumalachar (‘H’ presumably stands for Hassan) came to Bangalore in search of a job. Eight years later, with his siblings in tow, he set up a “sweet-meat stall” in Chickpet. The twist in the tale comes with the entry of an Englishman who worked at the West End hotel. He then taught Thirumalachar the art of making ‘Pashchaatya Ubale Utpadan‘, like bread and buns. Thus, Thirumalachar added a new arrow to his quiver and the “______ _____ ” phenomenon was born.
  26. 26. ANSWER Iyengar Bakery
  27. 27. 12 The even numbered plots do not exist, and between one to nine, there are officially five different plots over a land of 12 acres. These five plots include a living residence, an office, a helipad, a security post and a guest house. However the choice of residence depends upon the resident. In 2016, the official address was changed to ___ ______ ____, which literally translated to the path to the well being of the people. FITB and what was its formerly called.
  28. 28. ANSWER 7 Race Course Road (Prime Minister’s Residence)
  29. 29. ANSWER
  30. 30. 13 According to the records of French traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier, this emperor had his last unfulfilled wish to build a _____ facing the more famous white one across the river. Sudarshan Pattnaik, an internationally renowned sand sculptor from the city of Puri found his own way of fulfilling the wish much later, by making a sculpture of this _____ thus completing the circle of love. What are we talking about ?
  31. 31. ANSWER Black Taj Mahal
  32. 32. 14 The picture depicts an actual World War One poster by the British promoting war loans in Gujarati. It says “Have you bought war bonds or not?” This poster looks familiar to a very popular one which was also doing the rounds on the other side of The Atlantic. Identify the poster it took inspiration from. Poster on the next slide
  33. 33. 14
  34. 34. ANSWER Uncle Sam Poster
  35. 35. 15* Among the many monuments at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, the memorial to Japan’s war dead, there stands a simple monument dedicated to a forgotten Indian judge, Judge Radhabinod Pal. Pal, played by ______ ____ in a four-part Netflix miniseries Tokyo Trial, is deeply revered by the Japanese people because of his stance during the infamous war crime trials that took place in Japan after World War II (called the Tokyo Trials). Identify the famous actor who played the role of Judge Pal in this 2016 Netflix Series. Picture of Judge Pal in the next slide
  36. 36. 15
  37. 37. ANSWER Irrfan Khan
  38. 38. 16 South Asian nannies, known as ____, played an essential part in the lives of British families in India. Families returning to Britain often brought ____ with them to take care of the children on the long sea voyage. Highly experienced and resilient women, some ____travelled between both countries several times. ____were often left stranded, the families failing to honour the promise of a return passage. Christian charities were concerned for the welfare of the abandoned __, leading to the founding of the __ Home for Indian and Chinese Nannies, opened in Hackney in East London in 1900. The home provided refuge for the ____, finding many of them new placements with families travelling out to India. Run by the London City Mission, it had 30 rooms and housed around 100 ____ each year. FITB. (Pictures on the next slide)
  39. 39. 16
  40. 40. ANSWER Ayah
  41. 41. 17 Newly released documentary, "The Problem with ___ " takes a critical look at the representation of South Asian people in American television and film, centering itself around the Indian immigrant caricature, ___ Nahasapeemapetilon from "The Simpsons." ___ is also the name of an award winning trilogy of an Indian Oscar winner. Identify this famous character. (Poster of the documentary on the next slide)
  42. 42. 17
  43. 43. ANSWER APU
  44. 44. 18* ______ the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. He is known for having doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told. ______ is traditionally believed to have sailed to India around 50 AD to spread the Christian faith, and is believed to have landed at the port of Muziris. He is also believed to have established the Seven and Half Churches in Kerala. According to Christian belief, Saint ______ was allegedly killed at St.______ Mount, near Chennai, in 72 A.D. However there is no evidence of his presence in India. The evidence is said to be destroyed by Tipu Sultan who razed an old Syrian Christian seminary which held old texts and anneals in which contained proofs and written records of ______ and the activities of earlier Christian/Jewish communities. (Picture on the next slide)
  45. 45. 18*
  46. 46. ANSWER St. Thomas
  47. 47. 19 Although “The X Panther Party” was based in the United States, it managed to inspire marginalized people all around the world and to join them in the struggle against oppression. One example of this is the Y Panthers, a militant movement formed in India in the early 70s. Their ultimate goal was to fight caste discrimination. “______________ is the most violent form of exploitation on the surface of the earth,” the manifesto read. “Today it is necessary to seek its soil, its root causes. If we understand them, we can definitely strike at the heart of exploitation” ID X and Y.
  48. 48. ANSWER X- Black Y- Dalit
  49. 49. 20 The following picture shows a currency used during pre- independence India. Put funda as to why there’s both Reserve Bank of India as well as Government of Pakistan are printed on the same note.
  50. 50. ANSWER There was only one government press that printed currency notes and after seperating, India refused to hand that over to Pakistan so Pakistan began its existence with Indian currency notes rubber stamped "Pakistan" over "India".
  51. 51. 21 This is Prateek Kuhad's Did you/ fall apart cover. The cover is inspired by an artist who achieved great acclaim for his unique art style. He carved out a niche for himself through his paintings having masked faces. He believed that masked art reveals and obscures love and un-love while retaining the privacy. Who is this famous artist who is said to be the inspiration behind the album covers?
  52. 52. ANSWER Rene Magritte
  53. 53. 22 It's the year 1997. A year ago, the great leader of the National Front has passed away. A new front has been raised, with the newly split ____ party having numerical superiority among the front parties. Naturally, X was offered the post of the Prime minister. However, X declined the offer on his son's suggestion, maintaining that the post wasn't permanent. It turned out to be true as seen during the term of I K Gujral. Also, was the fact that X was two months old into the chair of the CM of his origin state. Post 2014, his responsibilities have been reduced by almost half, and he lost the crown jewel he has been credited with developing, despite his monumental return to power. X also stands accused of betraying the great leader. ID X
  54. 54. ANSWER Chandrababu Naidu
  55. 55. 23 X was an Indian painter whose works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its philosophy and lived and worked in France since 1950.By the 1970s X had grown increasingly unhappy and restless with his own work and wanted to find a new direction and deeper authenticity in his work, and move away from what he called the 'plastic art'. His trips to India, especially to caves of Ajanta - Ellora, followed by Benares, Gujarat and Rajasthan, made him realize his role and study Indian culture more closely, the result was _____ which signified his rebirth as a painter. The _____ came forth in 1980, and took his work deeper and brought in, his new- found Indian vision and Indian ethnography. One of the reasons he attributes to the origin of the _____, is his elementary school teacher, who on finding him lacking adequate concentration, drew a dot on the blackboard and asked him to concentrate on it. Name the artist and the artwork.
  56. 56. 25
  57. 57. ANSWER S. H. Raza Bindu
  58. 58. 26 In a first of its kind promotion, an upcoming romantic fairytale movie released its logo on an opportune event for a wide outreach. Coming from a fancy production house, the reveal met the expected standards of pomp with drones lighting up the skies forming the logo. ID the movie and the event of the release of the logo.
  59. 59. ANSWER Kumbhmela Brahmastra
  60. 60. 27 The architecture and the design of this project was to celebrate the lives of martyrs and respect their sacrifices and not mourn them. Consisting of a central obelisk under which is an eternal flame and four circles - Amar, Veerta, Tyag, Rakshak one enclosing the other. All these circles symbolically have the eternal flame at its centre. ID the project and what was the architectural design (described here) inspired by?
  61. 61. ANSWER National War Memorial,Delhi Chakravyuha

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