• There are 24 questions.• No negatives. Feel free to guess. Innovative guesses will be appreciated..• Top 6 teams to the finals.• QM is Supreme till the end of the quiz.
In Cricket, they say ‘Catches win matches’ But here, guessing wins quizzing
1A Malayalam movie of 1987 directed by A.T.Abu,starring Prem Nazir(his last movie), Jayaram,Jayabharathi, Thilakan, Shobhana(to mention afew) also had Vaikom Muhammed Basheerdoing a cameo. It is also the only Malayalammovie for which Noushad composed the musicscore. Which movie?
2• The parliamentary election at Tellicherry constituency held in 1962 was of great interest to all literary-buffs as its strong contenders were two prominent literary figures-one an already established writer who later won the Jnanpeet Award and the other at the start of his career(who died recently). Finally, the victory went with the veteran. Who are the contenders I’m speaking about?(One point each)
3 Id X• X debuted in a bout recently beating the American Richard Dawson in a heavyweight boxing championship held recently at Manchester. X was the busier fighter in four scrappy two-minute rounds though and ended 39-38 ahead on the scorecard.• Later X admitted that his first fight may also be his last however, adding: "Well see how we go. Its not natural to me, Ive had to work so hard.”
4• “We came across the word ‘X’ and it was just perfect. The definition was a short burst of inconsequential information and chirp from birds and that’s exactly the product was..”• An entrepreneur is speaking about his product. Id both(No part points)
*5• Uniting for Consensus(UfC) is a movement formed in 1995 by Pakistan, Mexico and Egypt under the initiative of Italy. They were soon joined by South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Canada, Argentina and now the group spans about 50 countries. The group aims at countering the bids for permanent seats in Security Council by G4 nations (Brazil, Germany, India and Japan) and is calling for a consensus before any decision is reached on the form and size of the Security Council.• What is the popular nickname of this group?
10. Put funda. The names of both add up to give a car model.
Mahindra Bolero• The person is Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra group.• The jackets of the kind shown are called Bolero jackets.
11• Eric Hollies, who played 515 first class matches mostly for Warwickshire and 13 test matches for England, was a leg spin bowler. He was well known for his accuracy and efficient variations in his long spells of bowling. He also had a record of taking more number of wickets than the total runs he scored.• What incident in 1948 made his name an unforgettable one in Cricketing history?
• Eric Hollies got Don Bradman out for a duck when he needed just four runs to ensure an average of 100 in international cricket.
12• A 2012 reunion of a girl who gained worldwide attention 40 years ago and the person who is responsible for her fame. Id both.
*13• The South of Sanity is a British horror movie written and directed by Matthew Edwards and Kirk Watson, both of whom starred in the film. The movie has got some uniqueness as concerned with the location it was shot. Tell me what it is..• (Image follows)
*14There is an annual festival for transgenders andtransvestites in Koovagam district in Tamilnadu. Thefestival is dedicated to a character fromMahabharatha to whom Vishnu(as Mohini) wasmarried to for a night before he was killed in thewar. To react the myth, the participants marry thedeity. The very next day, they mourn for his deathby ritualistic dances. An annual beauty pageant andseveral other competitions like singing contests areheld. To whom does this fest dedicated to?
*16• This is a movie in 1973 directed by Fred Zinnemann based on the book of the same name by Frederic Forsyth. The film is about a professional killer hired by OAS to kill President Charles de Gaulle and the French Action Service’s pursuit after him. The killer is nicknamed ‘X’(a part of the film’s title) but his original identity is unknown. The film ends with the remark- “If the ‘X’ is not Calthrop, then who the hell is he?”• Id the movie.
The day of the Jackal• The killer was nicknamed ‘The Jackal’
17A photograph from Cannes Film festival 2010. A chair had been reserved for a certain person, but it remained unoccupied throughout the fest. Who is the person?
Jaffer Panahi• Iranian film director who has been imprisoned.
18• In 2012, NASA granted $100,000 for a supersonic aircraft with virtually no sonic boom, which could rotate 90 degrees in the air. The aircraft is named so because it looks like a ______ with two sides extended out and the other two much shorter. As the plane takes off from the ground, it has to have the longer wings on either side, making the plane appear shorter in length and longer in width. Normal commercial airplanes have such significant wings because they need to use that wingspan to gain enough momentum to get off of the ground. While the large wingspan is needed to take off, it creates too much drag for the plane when it reaches supersonic speeds. Hence this aircraft is so designed that once it reaches the supersonic atmosphere, the plane will then rotate 90 degrees so that it is longer and thinner than when it took off.
19• The title of a recent movie, based on a book by a popular author, means ‘I have cut the kite’ , a cry of jubilation at the popular kite flying competitions. Either name the movie or the name of the novel.
Based on ‘Three mistakes of my life’ by Chetan Bhagat.
20• What day is being observed in India on January 9 to commemorate the return of M K Gandhi from South Africa in 1915?
*21• The Jalian Walla Bagh massacre was an unforgettable event which arouse the sense of nationality in every Indian. Every Indian kept a fire of revenge against the people concerned. Shaheed Uddham Singh along with Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Rajguru and Sukhdev, were the more famous names out of scores of young firebrand freedom fighters in the early part of 20th-century India. Uddham Singh was in jail at the time of execution of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru & Sukhdev. After his release, he escaped to Europe, reached London via Germany. At a function in Caxton Hall, he shot Michael’o Dyer, who was the Governor of Punjab during the Jalian Walla Bagh massacre. Uddham Singh didnt try to escape and he was arrested ant put to trial.• During trial, the Justice Atkinson asked his name. He replied- “I am ____ ____ ____ ____”, which demonstrated his transcendence of race, caste, creed, and religion.• What was his famous reply?
22 This is how different scholars have translated the title of the book, which was rediscovered in 1909 by R. Shamasastry.• R.P. Kangle – "science of politics," a treatise to help a king in "the acquisition and protection of the earth."• A.L. Basham – a "treatise on polity"• D.D. Kosambi – "science of material gain"• G.P. Singh – "science of polity"• Roger Boesche – "science of political economy" Id the book
Sloth• The seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.
24• The song in the next video is from the movie Naya Daur. Composed by O P Nayyar and sung by Muhammed Rafi and Asha Bhonsle, the song had inspired a slower tempo jingle of a recent cookware ad. Id the advertiser.