India Quiz NITT - Festember '11 Prelims with answers


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Prelims of India quiz set by Gokul Sundar (Country), Reet(Reetard), Varun (Bo). Special thanks to chadrasekaran (kchan, BITS-pilani) for his contribution. Prelims was intended to be easy. Highest score was 22 and the cutoff for the finals (6 teams) was 16. The questions from the finals will be posted in

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India Quiz NITT - Festember '11 Prelims with answers

  1. 1. IndiaQuiz<br /> Set by Country<br />Reetard<br /> Bo<br />
  2. 2. Rules<br />30 Questions<br />Questions based on the disputed border regions shall also be called India questions.<br />Disputes/Lawsuits regarding any question’s connection to India shall be handled by Google.<br />There shall be no tribute to Tiger Pataudi.<br />Don’t copy!<br />
  3. 3. 2 pairs of questions are connected. One extra point for Identifying the Questions.<br />
  4. 4. 1<br /> X are Kshatriyas originally of Chola country who migrated in ancient times and formed the area known as Kongu Nadu. They were known as a noble, feudal and land owning caste of Tamil Nadu from the Sangam age.<br /> They were referred as Gangakulam meaning the one descended from the King Gangadatta (Sanskrit: meaning "the one" given by the Goddess Ganga) in Tamil, Hindu literature and religious works.<br /> The name X is not a caste name but an honorary title derived from the Sangam Tamil word Kamindan which means "noble protector of his people" in Sangam Tamil and was originally accorded to the "Feudal Chieftains" of the Kongu Nadu who have distinguished themselves bravely and fiercely in protecting the honour of the Kongu and its people.<br />
  5. 5. Gounder<br />
  6. 6. 2<br />
  7. 7. 2<br />Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was, for much of his career, a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits, as well as a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.<br />
  8. 8. Indiragandhiassasination<br />
  9. 9. 3<br />X is a publisher founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane and V.K. Krishna Menon. X revolutionised publishing in the 1930s through its high quality, inexpensive paperbacks, sold through Woolworths and other high street stores for sixpence. X's success demonstrated that large audiences existed for serious books. X also had a significant impact on public debate in Britain, through its books on politics, the arts, and science.X is now the flagship imprint of the worldwide X Group and is owned by___________.<br />
  10. 10. Penguin<br />
  11. 11. 4<br /> X is a brilliant astrophysicist in the Physics Department at Caltech, being known for a noted publication on Kuiper Belt object size distribution.For his discovery of a planetary object beyond the Kuiper Belt, 2008 NQ17, which he named "PlanetBollywood", X was included in People magazine's "30 Under 30 to Watch", and became a celebrity of sorts.<br /> After six months of failed research on the composition of trans-Neptunian objects, X feared the prospect of being deported back to India.To stay in the country, X sought out a research position in stellar evolution with another professor; the job proposition failed & X ended up "exploring the string theory implications of gamma rays from dark matter annihilations". Ironically, X had once expressed a desire to be the "Indira Gandhi of particle astrophysics".<br /> Id X.<br />
  12. 12. Rajesh Koothrappali<br />
  13. 13. 5<br />P C Mitter, popularly known by his nickname X, lives at RajaniSen Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata. He first appeared in the eponymous short story X's Investigation in 1965. The story was published in Sandesh, a children's periodical founded by ________'s grandfather. In the series that followed, X was portrayed as a man of around 27 with a tall (6'2";feet), athletic figure. Despite being a strongly built man adept in martial arts, X relies mostly upon his superb analytical ability and observation skill (jokingly referred to as the 'Magajastra' or brain-weapon) to solve cases instead of using physical strength or weapons. He is very choosy about taking up cases and prefers cases that require cerebral effort. He possesses a .32 Colt revolver, but the weapon is used very infrequently and mostly for non-violent purposes. X is known to be a good sleight-of-hand and he put that skill to use for solving couple of cases. He is also good at disguises.<br />Contrary to his otherwise healthy lifestyle, X enjoys smoking cigarettes and chewing betel leaves. His favorite brand of cigarettes is Charminar. He is also a connoisseur of delicious foods, popular music and movies, and books. He has a great appreciation for Sherlock Holmes.<br />Id X and its creator<br />
  14. 14. Feluda<br />
  15. 15. 6<br /> The ancient name of the X was ____________, meaning the river on whose banks leather is dried. <br /> The epic Sanskrit narrative the Mahabharata, refers to the X as the _____________ : originating from the blood of thousands of cows sacrificed by the Aryan King Rantideva.<br />"So large was the number of animals sacrificed in the Agnihotra of that king that the secretions flowing from his kitchen from the heaps of skins deposited there caused a veritable river which from this circumstance, came to be called the _____________.“ <br /> In the Mahabharata, the X area was a part of Shakuni’s kingdom. The infamous dice game where by Shakuni won the kingdom of the Pandavas' for his nephew Duryodhana was played hereabouts. After the attempted disrobing of Draupadi she cursed any one who would drink the water of the ______________.The legends of its curse by Draupadi and it's bloody ‘unholy’ origins due to King Drupada have helped the X to survive unpolluted by man, and its many animal inhabitants to thrive relatively untouched. The X remains one of India’s most pristine rivers.<br />
  16. 16. Chambal<br />
  17. 17. 7<br />
  18. 18. MohunBaganvs East Bengal<br />
  19. 19. 8<br />TaranginiMitra loved pirouetting. To dance by spinning on one foot came naturally to her. She felt like being let out into her own world as she pirouetted enthusiastically inside her bedroom staring at the fan above (sometimes accompanied by music and sometimes otherwise). She gave a public display of her skill for the first time at her school’s annual function. That miniscule bit of hers brought in applauses and also caught the attention of Mr. Padmasee, a reputed ad-film director.<br />"We just want her to do the spin, like she does so gracefully. The small twist would be counterbalanced by a jingle. She does the move, packs her bags, gets the cheque and leaves.”<br />SaritaMitra, Tarangini’s mother listened to Padmasee with rapt attention. She waited for him to sign-off before engaging herself in some assessment. Sarita had just back then lost her husband to an accident and had a daughter to take care of. Any influx of money would have only done their ‘home economics’ good.<br />"I guess I’ll need Tara’s consent on this one", she said and walked inside.<br />Sarita reached Tara’s bedroom and slowly pushed open the door. Tara was pirouetting, lost in her own dimension of space and time. She didn’t even sense Sarita getting a sneak peek of her. Sarita did not stay long enough to disturb her natural flow, just closed the door and walked up to Padmasee.<br />"Yes she would do it“.<br />Who is Taranginimitra and what is she famous for?<br />
  20. 20. NIRMA<br />
  21. 21. 9<br /> X is an Indian politician, of the Indian National Congress party.He represents Punjab in the RajyaSabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.<br /> X was formerly a member of the Indian Administrative Services and served as the Chief Election Commissioner of India from 1996 to 2001 succeeding T. N. Seshan. He was awarded the PadmaVibhushan for his work in this post.He also served as the Agriculture Secretary of Punjab under Capt. Amarinder Singh who was then the Agriculture Minister.<br /> On April 6, 2008, X was inducted as a replacement for Mani Shankar Aiyar. After the Congress Party won the 2009 Indian election, he was re-inducted to the same position.<br />
  22. 22. MS Gill<br />
  23. 23. 10<br /> X is a one-string instrument used in Bangladesh, India, Egypt, and Pakistan.<br /> In origin the X was a regular string instrument of wandering bards and minstrels from India and is plucked with one finger. The X usually has a stretched single string, an animal skin over a head (made of dried pumpkin/gourd, wood or coconut) and pole neck or split bamboo cane neck.<br /> Pressing the two halves of the neck together loosens the string, thus lowering its pitch. The modulation of the tone with each slight flexing of the neck gives the X its distinctive sound. There are no markings or measurements to indicate what pressure will produce what note, so the pressure is adjusted by ear.<br /> These instruments are commonly used in Kirtan chanting, which is a Hindu devotional practice of singing the divine names and mantras in an ecstatic call and response format. Used by Sadhus, or wandering holy men. Also, the X is used for Sufi chanting as well as by the Bauls of Bengal.<br />
  24. 24. Ek Tara<br />
  25. 25. 11<br />X’s founder KunalBahl wanted to do something good with his company’s burgeoning profits, so like Bill Gates and his philanthropic efforts, the 28-year-old CEO looked for an opportunity where he could have the most bang for the buck.<br /> As you can see, the strategy worked so well that a mere $5000 earned him a place in the India Quiz.<br />
  26. 26. Snapdealnagar<br />
  27. 27. 12<br />
  28. 28. The Red Corridor<br />
  29. 29. 13<br />
  30. 30. Chandrayaan<br />
  31. 31. 14<br />Arthur Gilligan first visited India in 1926 and was very much impressed by ________ in India. Gilligan praised Indian _____ and promised to press for its inclusion in the _____ if all the promoters of the _____ in the land came together to establish a single entity. An assurance was given and a meeting held in Delhi on November 21, 1927, and hence X was formed in 1928 under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.<br />
  32. 32. BCCI<br />
  33. 33. 15<br />First published in 1990, when the X Brand was owned by Y Group. The book continued to be published by Z, when they bought the X Brand. The 20th edition of this book was released by AmitabhBachchan in March 2009. The _________ is published with the patronage of Z which manufactures the _________ called X.<br />
  34. 34. Limca, Parle, Coca-Cola<br />
  35. 35. 16<br />X is an English footballer who plays for Football League Championship side Ipswich Town. He is of mixed Indian and British descent. In 2006, X made news for scoring the fastest goal by a substitute in Premier League history, scoring after being on the pitch for ten seconds. With an Indian father, he was also the first player of Indian parentage to play and score in the Premier League.<br />
  36. 36. Micheal Chopra<br />
  37. 37. 17<br />Id.<br />
  38. 38. George Fernandes<br />
  39. 39. 18<br /> X went to Delhi Public School, R K Puram for school. He started a website called "HackingTruths". At 15 his book on Ethical Hacking made him the youngest author to be published by Macmillan India.<br /> X sponsors Singapore Management University's "X Study Award", which consists of a $1000 cash prize and Certificate which is annually awarded to "an outstanding student" in the Information Security and Trust Course under the Bachelor of Science (Information System Management) degree.<br /> In 2000, Chennai Online reported that X's consulting clients included several of the largest technology and financial services companies in the world. No other source corroborates that report; were it true, X's client list would exceed that of many of the largest independent security consultancies. The same article reported X's involvement in decrypting a message from an Al Qaeda operative; no other source corroborates that claim, nor does any of X's published work involve cryptography or cryptanalysis.<br /> In April 2000, published an interview with X. Anti-India Crew (AIC), a Pakistani hacker group noted for defacing Indian Government websites, rubbished the claims that X had made in the interview. X had claimed that his alert to a U.S. spy agency had prevented an attack by Pakistani hackers. However, he never divulged the name of the agency, citing security reasons. AIC and another Pakistani hacker group WFD defaced an Indian Government site,, and "dedicated" it to X in mock deference to his capabilities to hack or prevent hacking.<br />
  40. 40. AnkitFadia<br />
  41. 41. 19<br /> Of the 107 identified, 64 are classified as being lethal. It is also to be noted that it agrees with the 108 ________ of its Chinese counterpart. This system of X is part of SiddhaVaidhyam, attributed to the Tamil sage Agastya and his disciples. <br /> It is practiced in the Travancore region in Kerala and almost all parts of Tamil Nadu. It is supposedly derived from traditional Siddha medicine. The term appears in the Rigveda, when describing the encounter between Indra and Vritra. References are also found in the Atharva Veda and scattered elsewhere in Vedic and epic sources.<br />
  42. 42. Varmakalai<br />
  43. 43. 20<br />X is a Deva and son of Surya (the Hindu Sun God) and his wife Chhaya (Shadow goddess) and hence also known as Chayyaputra. He is the elder brother of Yama, the Hindu God of death, who in some scriptures corresponds to the deliverance of justice. Interestingly, Surya's two sons X and Yama judge. X gives us the results of one's deeds through one's life through appropriate punishments and rewards; Yama grants the results of one's deeds after death.<br />It is said that when X opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse. He is usually shown holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and mounted on a crow, which is his Vahana. As protector of property, X is able to repress the thieving tendencies of the birds.<br />
  44. 44. Shani<br />
  45. 45. 21<br />
  46. 46. Mahaavatar of Vishnu<br />
  47. 47. 22<br />_________ ChuniLal started the enterprise in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on April 13, 1919. In a few years, their products became very famous and they came to be known as "__________" (the Pot Chilli People), after the name of one of their famous spice mixtures. After the partition of India, _________ Dharam Pal, the son of the founder, shifted to Delhi and opened up his shop at Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh under the banner "X of Sialkot (_____________)". The name X means "the Shop of the Magnanimous" in Punjabi.<br />
  48. 48. MDH<br />
  49. 49. 23<br />X is a soft drink brand in India. It was a market leader in most regions of India for a period spanning several years until the advent of the foreign players Pepsi and Coca-Cola after the liberalisation policy of the P. V. NarasimhaRao Government in 1991.<br />X was a drink created by the Pure Drinks Group in the 1970s. The Pure Drinks Group pioneereed the India soft drink industry when it introduced Coca-Cola into India in 1949, and were the sole manufacturers and distributors of Coca-Cola till the 1970's when Coke was asked to leave. The Pure Drinks Group and _______ Beverages Pvt. Ltd. virtually monopolized the entire Indian soft drink industry for about 20 years, and then started X during the absence of foreign competition.<br />
  50. 50. Campa Cola<br />
  51. 51. 24<br />X was born with a complete set of teeth, a sign that he would become king, which is inappropriate for a Brahmin like X. His teeth were therefore broken and it was prophesied that he will rule through another. <br />The Nanda King throws X out of his court, prompting X to swear revenge.<br />X searches for one worthy for him to rule through. X encounters a young Y who is a born leader even as a child. X established monarchical system in ancient historical times in India. He may be main architect to groom a child, but his means to reach power were manipulative and secretive.<br />X's initial attempt to overthrow Nanda fails, whereupon he comes across a mother scolding her child for burning himself by eating from the middle of a bun or bowl of porridge rather than the cooler edge. X realizes his initial strategic error and, instead of attacking the heart of Nanda territory, slowly chips away at its edges. X changed his alliance with the mountain king Parvata due to his obstinacy and non-adherence to the principles of the treaty as agreed. X enlists the services of a fanatical weaver to rid the kingdom of rebels. X and Y?<br />
  52. 52. Chanakya, Chandragupta Maurya<br />
  53. 53. 25<br />Born to Guravayya and Mahalakshmamma at house no. 165, Annapillai street, Chennai. He was naturally influenced by Gandhi who was leading the freedom movement of India through non - violent ways. He studied in Madras till he was 20. Later, he studied Sanitary Engineering in the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute in Bombay. He took part in the Indian Independence Movement. He was imprisoned for participating in the 1930 Salt Satyagraha. Between 1941-42 he participated in the individual satyagraha and the Quit India movement and was imprisoned thrice. He was involved in the village reconstruction programmes at Rajkot in Gujarat and Komaravolu in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. He joined the Gandhi Ashram established by YerneniSubrahmanyam in Komaravolu. Between 1943 and 1944 he worked for the widespread adoption of Charkha in Nellore district. He started partaking food from all houses without attaching importance to caste and creed. <br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55. PottiSreeramalu, formation of Andhra Pradesh<br />
  56. 56. 26<br />
  57. 57. Kamadeva (Cupid)<br />
  58. 58. 27<br />There are different views as to the origin of the word _____ and hence X<br />The word ____ comes from the Kukkana tribe, who were the original inhabitants of the land X originated from.<br />According to some Hindu legends, Parashurama shot his arrow into the sea and commanded the Sea God to recede up to the point where his arrow landed. The new piece of land thus recovered came to be known as ____ meaning piece of earth or corner of earth.This legend has been mention in Sahyadrikhanda of the SkandaPurana.<br />X also became the official language of a certain south Indian state Y, which is renowned worldwide.<br />
  59. 59. Konkani, Goa<br />
  60. 60. 28<br />
  61. 61. “Kahan Raja Bhoj, KahanGanguTeli”<br />
  62. 62. 29<br />The Government of India has given consideration to <br />the statement made by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan before the <br />Security Council on 16th January,(761st meeting) that is, a statement <br />coming from a neighbouring country with which it is our desire to <br />establish, maintain and continue the most intimate friendship, and made <br />by a person who has been associated with the service of India for well <br />over generation and who today occupies a place of prominence in his <br />government.<br />..<br />....<br />......<br />My Government, when once that is resolved and when all <br />these elements of aggression are withdrawn, will not be <br />wanting, in its allegiance to the charter, in finding an <br />arrangement by adjustment with our neighbours which will be <br />of our common good. Any other procedures you may adopt will <br />not only put off that day, but will aggravate the relations <br />which we are trying very hard to make otherwise. It will <br />also prove to those vast millions of the Indian people-and <br />irrespective of all circumstances, they have many friends <br />in this world, in all continents-to the masses of them, <br />that the politics of power alignments, religious <br />fanaticisms, personal antagonisms, take precedence over the <br />fundamental principle of the charter.<br />The charter enjoins upon you, Mr. President, and your <br />colleagues, an action consistent with the crime of <br />invasion. <br />
  63. 63. Speech given by V.K.Menon.Longest in the history of the UN<br />
  64. 64. 30<br />Where the hell is the video?<br />
  65. 65. Lyrics of the song written by Rabindranath Tagore“Praan” in Geetanjali<br />