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Autumn muse 2014 quiz prelims

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Quiz Prelims from Autumn Muse 2014, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore.

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Autumn muse 2014 quiz prelims

  1. 1. Autumn Muse 2014 Quiz Prelims
  2. 2. RULES 25 questions 1-5 are **ed questions
  3. 3. 1. There are two countries in Asia that have a Catholic/Christian majority. Name both. (One point for each answer)
  4. 4. ANSWER The Philippines East Timor/Timor Leste
  5. 5. 2. Cult Indian novel. Filmed in 1996 with Rahul Bose in the lead role. Name the book and the author. (1+1)
  6. 6. ANSWER English, August Upamanyu Chatterjee
  7. 7. 3. In Latin, this term was originally used for the spoke in a wheel. Its use in geometry dates back to the 1600s. The Romans seem to have also used the word for the shorter bone in the fore-arm. What word are we talking about?
  8. 8. ANSWER Radius
  9. 9. 4. Complete and give source: (1+1) “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a _____in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."
  10. 10. ANSWER Zombie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame
  11. 11. 5. Tribute to whom/what?
  12. 12. ANSWER J.R.R. Tolkien
  13. 13. 6. Piscine Molitor is a swimming pool in Paris that has lent its name to the hero of the book The Life of Pi. In 1946, it was also the location where a new creation made of 30 square inches of cloth in newspaper type pattern was launched. What was this creation?
  14. 14. ANSWER Louis Reard’s Bikini
  15. 15. 7. It comes from the Greek word for leaf. This word is now applied to modified leaves that surround the reproductive organs of flowers. What 5-(or 6)-letter word?
  16. 16. ANSWER Petal/s
  17. 17. 8. Mangte Chungneijang is the usually invisible part of which famous name?
  18. 18. ANSWER The M.C. in M.C. Mary Kom
  19. 19. 9. This expressionist painter shares his name and appearance with his son who went on to become a Hollywood star. Name either.
  20. 20. ANSWER Robert De Niro
  21. 21. 10. Replicas of this Karnataka tourist attraction are to be found in the towns of Bettadoor (5m), Karkala (13m), and Dharmasthala (14m). The Karkala and Bettadur versions go back to the 15th century while the Dharmasthala version was completed in 1973 by Ranjan Gopal Shenoy. Replicas of what
  22. 22. ANSWER The Gomateshwara statue (Sravanabelagola)
  23. 23. 11. Q+A from an interview. Enjoy the immortal response the interviewee makes, and identify him. Q:You are the first Indian to be a part of the Grammy (2012) jury... How does it feel? A: I’m not proud. It is a proud of India because I am a part of Indians. First-time Grammy member of the jury they have accepted me because last year I have done one album called World Peace Love & Harmony with Gerald Albright. Big saxophone player from USA.
  24. 24. ANSWER Bappi Lahiri
  25. 25. 12.Identify this Indian sportsman of the 1980s in a moment of triumph.
  26. 26. ANSWER Prakash Padukone, in India after the All-England triumph in 1980.
  27. 27. 13.You see two participants out of the three in this painting by Ravi Varma, based on a famous story. Who is missing?
  28. 28. ANSWER Nala
  29. 29. 14.What do the splashes of colour on this map depict?
  30. 30. ANSWER Grasslands
  31. 31. 15. Fan art in tribute to which film?
  32. 32. ANSWER Gravity
  33. 33. 16. Ella Yelich-O’Connor chose a certain stage name because she was fascinated with aristocracy. She later added an extra letter because she felt that it was too masculine. What name?
  34. 34. ANSWER Lorde
  35. 35. 17. This problem is known by the name of the thinker who proposed it. Either name the thinker, or the Greek hero who is inserted into this problem.
  36. 36. ANSWER Zeno’s Paradox Achilles
  37. 37. 18. What 4-letter name for a musical instrument comes from the Latin word for ‘pipe’?
  38. 38. ANSWER The tuba
  39. 39. 19. In which ‘sport’ would the key equipment be a ‘marker’ that comes with an inbuilt compressed air tank or a carbon dioxide tank?
  40. 40. ANSWER Paintball
  41. 41. 20. Identify the 1990s Bollywood star in this Lux ad.
  42. 42. ANSWER Meenakshi Seshadri
  43. 43. 21. First stage of what process?
  44. 44. ANSWER The construction of the Eiffel Tower
  45. 45. 22. Still from a movie that ran for months in Bangalore in 1979. Name film, and director who became famous in a different field. (1+1)
  46. 46. ANSWER Coma Michael Crichton
  47. 47. 23. One theory is that this object takes its reassuring name from the fact that it was originally used on baby’s diapers, and was constructed to prevent injuries to the child. What object?
  48. 48. ANSWER The Safety Pin
  49. 49. 24. From a publicity shoot in the 1950s. Identify the gent in the suit, to the right.
  50. 50. ANSWER Herge, the creator of Tintin.
  51. 51. 25. The surgical instrument shown here takes its name from the Latin word for ‘to clear’ or to ‘cleanse’. What instrument is this?
  52. 52. ANSWER A curette

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