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Askqance 2011 Cognito Prelims

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Askqance 2011 Cognito Prelims

  1. 1. COGNITO High School Championships PRELIMS
  2. 2. A tribute to BQC Sponsor
  3. 3. Rules <ul><li>25 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Star Questions will resolve ties </li></ul><ul><li>No Negative Marking </li></ul>
  4. 4. Midan Tahrir or Liberation Square was at the centre of media attention earlier this year. In which country would you find Midan Tahrir ? 1
  5. 5. Which continent bears a name that refers to its position relative to another similar region (which is not a continent)? One word answer 2
  6. 6. This organ in the human body is normally referred to by a two-word name. The first of the two words is an adjective meaning worm-shaped. Which organ? 3
  7. 7. In which category in athletics must the contestant cover 3000 m, and clear a total of 28 ordinary barriers and seven water jumps while doing so? 4
  8. 8. The name of this African country refers to an animal product that it once had in abundance. Today, however, it would be more appropriate to add the word Cocoa to this country’s name—it produces one-third of the world’s supplies. Which country? 5*
  9. 9. Such elevators are always built outside or off the building. What problem are they meant to solve? 6
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  11. 11. Who is shown in this cartoon? 7
  12. 12. What language do all these countries have in common? 8
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  14. 14. This piece of bone is a bear femur found in Divje Babe, Slovenia. It has been dated to the Late Pleistocene—which makes it about 40, 000 years old. It is now displayed in the Slovenian central museum and is a source of national pride. Why is such a fuss being made about this find? 9
  15. 15. This World Heritage site is 9000 years old. It covers an area larger than Italy and draws nearly 2 million visitors every year with interests in swimming, boating, snorkel ling and diving. It provides employment to more than 50,00o people and generates $6 billion in revenue for Australia. What are we talking about? 10*
  16. 16. This word, meaning “father” or “grandfather”, and sometimes bearing the meanings “old man” or “sir&quot; , occurs in all the Indo-Aryan languages. It has been in the news on account of two different individuals—one deceased, one still living—over the last three months. What word? 11
  17. 17. This building gets its distinctive appearance from the use of panels made of the metal ____bearing Atomic number 22, well-known for its ability to resist corrosion and sea-water. Which metal, named after a race of powerful deities in Greek myth? 12
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  19. 19. On Earth, they may be found in mountain ranges of every continent except Australia. They collectively constitute the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth. What? 13
  20. 20. Amitav Ghosh, in his new book River of Smoke , traces the origin of this common Hindi word to a Portuguese word meaning ‘lacking’ or ‘deficient in character’. A related English word, meaning mistake is also known to exist. It is also the title of a Bollywood film released in 2011. What word are we looking for? 14
  21. 21. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is a coastal region in what is now Croatia . It is the setting for parts of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The strangest thing about this region is that there are very few spotted dogs to be found here. Which region? 15*
  22. 22. This is the distinctive flower of one member of the Neolamarckiana genus. Mayurasharma who founded one of the dynasties that ruled Karnataka in ancient times was born under such a tree. The dynasty he founded took the name of the tree as a result. What is the Indian name for the tree? 16
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  24. 24. The name of this sport is also the proper name for an offence/foul in another sport. Name the sport you see in the photograph. 17
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  26. 26. This Karnataka Tourism ad features a site once associated with the coronation of Chalukya kings. Its name translates, roughly, to ‘place of coronation’. Identify the place. 18
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  28. 28. The Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) runs this public facility. Their website is titled www.taralaya.org . What facility are we looking at? 19
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  30. 30. Two countries in South America have names that can be written in the form X and Y --where X is the name of the country and Y is the name of a famous group of islands. Name either both the countries or both island-groups. 20
  31. 31. Name this bird, well-known for its spectacular mating displays. 21
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  33. 33. The biological name for this common aquarium fish is Pterophyllum or ‘winged leaf’. Its flattened, elongated shape is an adaptation that allows it to hide effectively in underwater vegetation in the Amazon and the Orinoco rivers. By what name do most aquarium-keepers refer to this fish? 22
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  35. 35. Here, you can either identify the person to whom this stamp pays tribute OR identify the person who created the illustration. 23
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  37. 37. Film based on which famous book? 24
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  39. 39. Their address is Avenue du Mont-Blanc 1196 Gland, Switzerland. If you look carefully at their ads, you will see the TM symbol thrice, above the logo, above their name, and above their baseline “ for a living planet”. Who/What are we talking about? 25*
  40. 40. Check if You’ve entered the relevant details Don’t leave any question unanswered
  41. 41. The answers follow…
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  46. 46. Midan Tahrir or Liberation Square was at the centre of media attention earlier this year. In which country would you find Midan Tahrir ? 1
  47. 47. The answer is...
  48. 48. Answer: <ul><li>EGYPT </li></ul>
  49. 49. Which continent bears a name that refers to its position relative to another similar region (which is not a continent)? One word answer 2
  50. 50. The answer is...
  51. 51. Answer: ANTARCTICA
  52. 52. This organ in the human body is normally referred to by a two-word name. The first of the two words is an adjective meaning worm-shaped. Which organ? 3
  53. 53. The answer is...
  54. 54. Answer: <ul><li>VERMIFORM APPENDIX </li></ul><ul><li>Just Appendix will also do. </li></ul>
  55. 55. In which category in athletics must the contestant cover 3000 m, and clear a total of 28 ordinary barriers and seven water jumps while doing so? 4
  56. 56. The answer is...
  57. 57. Answer: <ul><li>STEEPLECHASE </li></ul>
  58. 58. The name of this African country refers to an animal product that it once had in abundance. Today, however, it would be more appropriate to add the word Cocoa to this country’s name—it produces one-third of the world’s supplies. Which country? 5*
  59. 59. The answer is...
  60. 60. Answer: <ul><li>IVORY COAST/COTE D’IVOIRE </li></ul>
  61. 61. Such elevators are always built outside or off the building. What problem are they meant to solve? 6
  62. 62. The answer is...
  63. 63. Answer: <ul><li>MEANT FOR PEOPLE ON WHEELCHAIRS/ THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED </li></ul>
  64. 64. Who is caricatured here? 7
  65. 65. The answer is...
  66. 66. Answer: <ul><li>ELIZABETH TAYLOR </li></ul>
  67. 67. What language do all these countries have in common? 8
  68. 68. The answer is...
  69. 69. Answer: <ul><li>FRENCH </li></ul>
  70. 70. This piece of bone is a bear femur found in Divje Babe, Slovenia. It has been dated to the Late Pleistocene—which makes it about 40, 000 years old. It is now displayed in the Slovenian central museum and is a source of national pride. Why is such a fuss being made about this find? 9
  71. 71. The answer is...
  72. 72. Answer: <ul><li>OLDEST KNOWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT </li></ul>
  73. 73. This World Heritage site is 9000 years old. It covers an area larger than Italy and draws nearly 2 million visitors every year with interests in swimming, boating, snorkel ling and diving. It provides employment to more than 50,00o people and generates $6 billion in revenue for Australia. What are we talking about? 10*
  74. 74. The answer is...
  75. 75. Answer: <ul><li>THE GREAT BARRIER REEF </li></ul>
  76. 76. This word, meaning “father” or “grandfather”, and sometimes bearing the meanings “old man” or “sir&quot; , occurs in all the Indo-Aryan languages. It has been in the news on account of two different individuals—one deceased, one still living—over the last three months. What word? 11
  77. 77. The answer is...
  78. 78. Answer: <ul><li>BABA </li></ul>
  79. 79. This building gets its distinctive appearance from the use of panels made of the metal ____bearing Atomic number 22, well-known for its ability to resist corrosion and sea-water. Which metal, named after a race of powerful deities in Greek myth? 12
  80. 80. The answer is...
  81. 81. Answer: <ul><li>TITANIUM </li></ul>
  82. 82. On Earth, they may be found in mountain ranges of every continent except Australia. They collectively constitute the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth. What? 13
  83. 83. The answer is...
  84. 84. Answer: <ul><li>GLACIERS </li></ul>
  85. 85. Amitav Ghosh, in his new book River of Smoke , traces the origin of this common Hindi word to a Portuguese word meaning ‘lacking’ or ‘deficient in character’. A related English word, meaning mistake is also known to exist. It is also the title of a Bollywood film released in 2011. What word are we looking for? 14
  86. 86. The answer is...
  87. 87. Answer: <ul><li>FALTU </li></ul><ul><li>FROM FALTO </li></ul>
  88. 88. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is a coastal region in what is now Croatia . It is the setting for parts of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The strangest thing about this region is that there are very few spotted dogs to be found here. Which region? 15*
  89. 89. The answer is...
  90. 90. Answer: <ul><li>DALMATIA </li></ul>
  91. 91. This is the distinctive flower of one member of the Neolamarckiana genus. Mayurasharma who founded one of the dynasties that ruled Karnataka in ancient times was born under such a tree. The dynasty he founded took the name of the tree as a result. What is the Indian name for the tree? 16
  92. 92. The answer is...
  93. 93. Answer: <ul><li>KADAMBA </li></ul>
  94. 94. The name of this sport is also the proper name for an offence/foul in another sport. Name the sport you see in the photograph. 17
  95. 95. The answer is...
  96. 96. Answer: <ul><li>HANDBALL </li></ul>
  97. 97. This Karnataka Tourism ad features a site once associated with the coronation of Chalukya kings. Its name translates, roughly, to ‘place of coronation’. Identify the place. 18
  98. 98. The answer is...
  99. 99. Answer: <ul><li>PATTADAKAL </li></ul>
  100. 100. The Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) runs this public facility. Their website is titled www.taralaya.org . What facility are we looking at? 19
  101. 101. The answer is...
  102. 102. Answer: <ul><li>JAWAHARLAL NEHRU PLANETARIUM </li></ul><ul><li>Just Planetarium will also do. </li></ul>
  103. 103. Two countries in South America have names that can be written in the form X and Y --where X is the name of the country and Y is the name of a famous group of islands. Name either both the countries or both island-groups. No half-points. 20
  104. 104. The answer is...
  105. 105. Answer: <ul><li>EITHER </li></ul><ul><li>ECUADOR AND CHILE </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>GALAPAGOS ISLANDS AND EASTER ISLANDS </li></ul>
  106. 106. Name this bird, well-known for its spectacular mating displays. 21
  107. 107. The answer is...
  108. 108. Answer: <ul><li>THE FRIGATE BIRD </li></ul>
  109. 109. The biological name for this common aquarium fish is Pterophyllum or ‘winged leaf’. Its flattened, elongated shape is an adaptation that allows it to hide effectively in underwater vegetation in the Amazon and the Orinoco rivers. By what name do most aquarium-keepers refer to this fish? 22
  110. 110. The answer is...
  111. 111. Answer: <ul><li>ANGEL FISH </li></ul>
  112. 112. Here, you can either identify the person to whom this stamp pays tribute OR identify the person who created the illustration. 23
  113. 113. The answer is...
  114. 114. Answer: <ul><li>BAL GANGADHAR TILAK </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>M.F. HUSAIN </li></ul>
  115. 115. Film based on which famous book? 24
  116. 116. The answer is...
  117. 117. Answer: <ul><li>HUCKLEBERRY FINN </li></ul>
  118. 118. Their address is Avenue du Mont-Blanc 1196 Gland, Switzerland. If you look carefully at their ads, you will see the TM symbol thrice, above the logo, above their name, and above their baseline “ for a living planet”. Who/What are we talking about? 25*
  119. 119. The answer is...
  120. 120. Answer: <ul><li>WWF/WORLD WILDLIFE FUND </li></ul>
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