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KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Prelims 2019

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KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Prelims 2019

  1. 1. KQA SOLO CHAMPIONSHIPS SENIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE GRANDMASTER COMMON PRELIMS PLEASE INDICATE CATEGORY: SENIOR SCHOOL/COLLEGE/OPEN 11-20 ARE DOUBLE POINTERS 21-30 ARE STARRED
  2. 2. 01 What Greek letter is normally used as a symbol for the photon in modern physics?
  3. 3. KQA 2019 ANSWER GAMMA
  4. 4. 02 The star of which 1777 event, sometimes jocularly called the South Indian Whack-a-Mole Champion, is associated with this location? Alternatively, just name this location.
  5. 5. KQA 2019 ANSWER OBAVVANA KINDI AT CHITRADURGA FORT OR ONAKKE OBAVVA
  6. 6. 03 Paundraka is to Yama as Shuka is to Kama. What top-down relationship are we talking about?
  7. 7. KQA 2019 ANSWER VAHANAS OR VEHICLES FOR GODS
  8. 8. 04 The punctuation marks used here take their names from the letters whose space they are equal to. Name either. Glitter, felt, yarn, and buttons—his kitchen looked as if a clown had exploded. X A flock of sparrows – some of them juveniles – alighted and sang. Y
  9. 9. KQA 2019 ANSWER EM DASH/EN DASH
  10. 10. 05 The current name gives it royal status. Prior to Independence, this state was known by a name made up by the British in the 1800s that combined an ethnic term and a European ending. What was the old name?
  11. 11. KQA 2019 ANSWER RAJPUTANA
  12. 12. 06 Raj Kaul and his family migrated to Delhi, the imperial capital, in about the year 1716. On the Mughal Emperor’s order, a jagir with a house situated on the banks of a X was granted to Raj Kaul, and so the family changed their surname to Kaul-X. X eventually took over. What was X?
  13. 13. KQA 2019 ANSWER NAHAR OR CANAL NEHRU
  14. 14. 07 Of the eleven districts that make up this state, only one, Ri-bhoi, has a name not ending in the English word hills. All the others have name ending in hills. Which state?
  15. 15. KQA 2019 ANSWER MEGHALAYA
  16. 16. 08 Some of them have names. Such as No. 5, Maharwada, or No. 29, which is Dhumar Lena. What group are we talking about?
  17. 17. KQA 2019 ANSWER ELLORA CAVES
  18. 18. 09 These objects are often described as Swayambhu, or self-created, and are highly valued because God himself is said to have left them as marks of his presence. They are the product of centuries of activity along a rift valley in central India, and possess a uniform hardness of 7 on the Moh's scale. Where, specifically, are they sourced from? OR what are these objects?
  19. 19. ANSWER NARMADA RIVER-BED WORSHIPPED AS LINGAS
  20. 20. 10 These geological formations are named after their resemblance to something familiar in households. Formed when sedimentary rocks are eroded in a top-heavy manner. By what (3,5) name are they known?
  21. 21. KQA 2019 ANSWER TEA TABLE/S
  22. 22. 11 What is the term for this generic representation in Greek art? They re placed over X as Y. What function do they perform?
  23. 23. ANSWER SPHINX GUARD THE DEAD
  24. 24. 12 INS Garuda is a naval airbase situated on India's largest artificial island. The island is named in tribute to the Governor of Madras, later Viceroy of India, who commissioned its creation. The material for constructing the island came from dredging activity done to improve a nearby facility. Name the island. What was the nearby facility?
  25. 25. KQA 2019 ANSWER WILLINGDON ISLAND KOCHI HARBOUR/PORT
  26. 26. 13 Identify the subject, and the artist.
  27. 27. KQA 2019 ANSWER ROHITH VEMULA ORIJIT SEN
  28. 28. 14 Identify this 2019 release from the poster. The title simulates NATO Code and thus tells you what its subject matter is all about. How?
  29. 29. KQA 2019 ANSWER ROMEO AKBAR WALTER RAW
  30. 30. 15 Rome and Vatican City are the closest capital cities in the world. The second closest are within sight of each other, but separated by a river. Both are home to large French-speaking populations. Name both capitals, or one capital and the river.
  31. 31. KQA 2019 ANSWER KINSHASA & BRAZZAVILLE OR ANY ONE PLUS CONGO
  32. 32. 16 The chemical element X was not named after India. It was named after the manner of its discovery. Given that it was identified by spectroscopic analysis, what was this element named after by its discoverers Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymus Richter? Which element?
  33. 33. KQA 2019 ANSWER INDIUM INDIGO, FROM ITS SPECTRAL LINE
  34. 34. 17 This starchy material is obtained from a plant source and can be used in puddings, bubble tea, falooda, and as a rice substitute. Give the generic English name, or the Kannada or Hindi forms. Also give the source plant from which it is taken.
  35. 35. KQA 2019 ANSWER SAGO/SABAKKI/SABUDANA TAPIOCA/CASSAVA
  36. 36. 18 X’s 19th century sermons on this sensitive subject later led to the establishment of India’s first ‘Y’ in Rewari at the hands of Rao Yudhishter Singh. However, the facility is now lying in a shambles. Who is X? What is Rewari’s claim to fame
  37. 37. KQA 2019 ANSWER X: DAYANAND SARASWATI Y: THE FIRST MODERN GOSHALA/COW SHELTER
  38. 38. 19 They were produced in nature by an interaction between migrating birds and underground aquifers. Humans usually stepped in a few hundred years after. The English word for this comes from wahe or ouahi, a word meaning dwelling place in an ancient language associated with a desert nation, now used only the minority Christian community there. Give the word, and the language.
  39. 39. KQA 2019 ANSWER OASIS COPTIC
  40. 40. 20 Portugal recently announced a list of Seven Wonders of the World of Portuguese origin. Two of these are located in India. One doesn’t need a picture. The other is provided below. Name both.
  41. 41. ANSWER BOM JESUS BASILICA DIU FORTRESS
  42. 42. 21 This septuagenarian named Bindeswar Pathak from Bihar came up with the twin pit method in the 1970s but refused to patent it. The oldest outlet of his NGO sits on St. Mark's Road, and was inaugurated by the BMP Commissioner in the early 1990s. He won the Stockholm Water Prize in 2009 for his efforts. Name the NGO he founded, or tell us what this is all about.
  43. 43. KQA 2019 ANSWER A: SULABH/SULABH SHOUCHALAY B: CHEAP/SUSTAINABLE TOILETS
  44. 44. 22 The competitive version of this sport has two levels—one named forms which test movements, and sparring, which tests combat skills. Other variations—such as breaking objects--are not used in competition. Name the sport, usually 5 letters in English.
  45. 45. KQA 2019 ANSWER WUSHU
  46. 46. 23 Which letter of the English alphabet has its origins in the symbol for the eye in Phoenician script and in Egyptian hieroglyphics?
  47. 47. KQA 2019 ANSWER THE LETTER O
  48. 48. 24 Exciting sport known the world over by a German name. Also has a prosaic English name. Give either name.
  49. 49. KQA 2019 ANSWER RADBALL CYCLE BALL
  50. 50. 25 Brand name derived from the Greek word for 'to shriek'. Name this now generic term.
  51. 51. ANSWER KLAXON
  52. 52. 26 If you go from 1-25, you might be forgiven for saying that the writing is on the wall. In a different sort of way, and in two languages What are we talking about? Where is this from?
  53. 53. KQA 2019 ANSWER GOVERNMENT’S WORK IS GOD’S WORK Inscription on the Vidhana Soudha entrance
  54. 54. 27 Identify this 1970s celebrity from this Time magazine cover by Mort Drucker. The badge on his chest reads “Male Chauvinist”.
  55. 55. KQA 2019
  56. 56. KQA 2019 ANSWER BOBBY RIGGS OF BATTLE-OF-THE-SEXES FAME
  57. 57. 28 With which iconic brand would you associate the slogan “When the bugles blow, there will be a show”? The company has started reusing this in recent times.
  58. 58. KQA 2019 ANSWER GEMINI STUDIOS
  59. 59. 29 Indian strategic thinking was once memorably described by Air Commodore Jasjit Singh, former director, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, as the ‘X Syndrome‘. “We rarely choose to fight when the threat is still a nascent threat. When we do fight, we fight when the invaders reach X and are preparing to knock on the gates of Delhi.” What is X?
  60. 60. KQA 2019 ANSWER PANIPAT
  61. 61. 30 In which capital has the narrator of this graphic novel arrived? It is also the title of the book.
  62. 62. KQA 2019 ANSWER PYONGYANG

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