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Balls, Ballots, Bollywood - Final Round - Ballots Round

  1. 1. Ballots Scheme 1 st 4 – 5 pts – written (name, place, animal, thing) Next 12 – 10 - passing Last 2 – 10 – team nominee Answers at the end! Image courtesy:
  2. 2. Note 1. This is a quiz on Indian Politics, Hindi Films, and Indian Cricket. 2. This quiz was conducted on Oct 12, 2008 under the aegis of the BCQC by J. Ramanand. 8. License Note: you are free to share and reuse these questions provided you clearly attribute the questions to the author. In particular, the facts in these questions are in the public domain but in the case where you are re-using the framing of the question, the author requests the courtesy of due credit!
  3. 3. Q01 Identify
  4. 4. Which Indian party’s HQ is at A. K. Gopalan Bhavan? Q02
  5. 5. Q03 Which party’s former election symbol?
  6. 6. Q04 What are these employees of the Mysore Paints and Varnishes Ltd. filling in vials?
  7. 7. Q05 <ul><li>Connect all these elements </li></ul><ul><li>(n) the act of requiring or demanding. </li></ul><ul><li>(n) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something </li></ul><ul><li>Minister of I&B (1964 to 1966) </li></ul><ul><li>42 nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Defence Minister during Bangladesh war </li></ul>The CM of Karnataka (72-77, 78-80)
  8. 8. Q06 A political map of India at independence – which erstwhile state is marked by the 3 arrows?
  9. 9. 1952, 1957, 1961: X, INC 1967, 1971: Indira Gandhi 1977: Y, Janata Party 1980: Indira Gandhi 1984: Arun Nehru 1989, 1991: Sheila Kaul 1996: Satish Sharma 1998: Ashok Singh 1999, 2004: Sonia Gandhi Q07 What are X and Y?
  10. 10. Q08 On which political outfit’s website will you find these?
  11. 11. The person commemorated in the stamp began something in Maharshi Bulusu Sambamurthy’s house, Madras Began: 19 Oct 1952, Ended: 16 Dec 1952 This directly influenced events in 1953, and later, more comprehensively later 1956. Who and what? Q09
  12. 12. Reverse Passing
  13. 13. After elections were announced in 1977, Babu Jagjivan Ram was to hold a public meeting in Delhi Doordarshan tried to sabotage the success of the meeting by doing something. However the turnout was not affected. This led to the following headline in one of the papers the next day: “ Babu beats ______” Fill the blank or what did DD try to do? Q10
  14. 14. Tarn Taran MP in 1989 Lok Sabha MP again in 1999 He hardly attended Parliament during his 1 st term – why? Q11
  15. 15. <ul><li>Some of his electoral results were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Received 451 votes – Ludhiana, Lok Sabha, 1982 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1848 votes – Ludhiana, Lok Sabha, 1985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46 votes – New Delhi, Lok Sabha, 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1506 votes - Nandyal, Lok Sabha, 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1135 votes - Presidential Election, 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1280 votes - Cuttack, Lok Sabha, 1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>212 votes - Lucknow, Lok Sabha 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(src: Wikipedia) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify </li></ul>Q12
  16. 16. An exhaustive list of durations. What is common? 4 Feb, 1948 - 12 July, 1949 4 July, 1975 - 22 March, 1977 10 December, 1992 - June 4, 1993 Q13
  17. 17. Graph based on official figures quoted by Sudhir Giri in Parliament in Feb 1992 speaking on an Amendment Bill. The figures do continue beyond ’92 (I don’t have them). But the downward trend largely continues. What is this about? Q14
  18. 18. Independents only!
  19. 19. 1944: X Y 1949: X “Progressive” Y 1994: “Revival” X “Progressive” Y Q15 Fill X and Y 1972: X “Progressive” Y (later renamed)
  20. 20. Samastipur Somnath Q16 What does this represent? (note the map is intentionally of a certain vintage)
  21. 21. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Shah Bano of the famous Muslim maintenance law case </li></ul><ul><li>CPI-M </li></ul><ul><li>Indian National Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Indelible ink for voting </li></ul><ul><li>Suffixes of various Indian National Congress factions: Requisition, Organisation, Indira (Gandhi), Socialist, Jagjivan Ram, (Devraj) Urs, (Narain Dutt) Tiwari </li></ul><ul><li>PEPSU or the Patiala and East Punjab States Union </li></ul><ul><li>X: Feroze Gandhi, Y: Raj Narain (Rae Bareilly MPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Panun Kashmir </li></ul><ul><li>Potti Sriramulu who died after a hunger fast demanding an Andhra state be carved out of Madras; led to Andhra Pradesh in 1953 and eventually the Linguistic Reorganisation Committee </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>They screened the hit film “Bobby”; the blank is “Bobby” </li></ul><ul><li>Simranjit Singh Mann who was not allowed to enter Parliament because he was carrying a weapon (the Sikh dagger “kirpan”). In protest he stayed away for the whole LS term. </li></ul><ul><li>Kaka Joginder Singh “Dhartipakad” who famously fought several high-profile elections despite never being close to winning </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Bans (Gandhi assassination, Emergency, Babri Masjid) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of states put under President’s Rule; After the Bommai ruling, the number has come down </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dravida” and “Kazhagam” (various offshoots) </li></ul><ul><li>L.K.Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra (began from Somnath; was stopped in Bihar by Laloo Yadav; the states through which it passed) </li></ul>