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India quiz prelims with answers


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These are the qns which were compiled for the prelims of India quiz @ Festember X. The qns are meant to be mass and junta. The cut off for finals was around 20. The finals was a much better in fundas. The questions which came the finals can be seen at :

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India quiz prelims with answers

  2. 2. What is the etymology of “Sam Fox”?<br />PS: It was not derived from Samantha Fox.<br />0 (Only for NITT students)<br />
  3. 3. “Sam Fox” used to be one of the very few shops with electricity in the 80’s. They used to play songs on the gramophone they had. <br />These songs were popular with the students who used to go there for the songs and called the shop “Song Folks” and thus it evolved in to “Sam Fox”. [1]<br />1. Sourced from the owner himself.<br />
  4. 4. A very famous Indian personality famous for his style of speaking, he won the 1999 Screen Award as the Best Lyricist in the Non film Music category for his album ‘NaiDisha’. Identify the person.<br />1<br />
  5. 5. 1 ANS<br />
  6. 6. According to the legends the Gods & Goddesses pleaded with Lord Brahma to create another ‘Veda’ which would be simpler for the common man to understand. Lord Brahma created the ‘Panchamaveda’, an essence of the four other vedas. It is believed he has taken ‘Pathya’(words) from the ‘Rigveda’, ‘Abhinaya’ (gesture) from ‘Samaveda’ & ‘Rasa’(sentiment & emotional element) from the ‘Atharvaveda’. After creating this he gave it to Sage Bharatha & asked him to popularise this on Earth. What did this lead to?<br />2<br />
  7. 7. 2 ANS<br />
  8. 8. ”In days of yore, it was compulsory for those in the services to have nonvegetarian food to allegedly increase their stamina to face the rigours of combat.” What did this practice eventually evolve into?<br />3<br />
  9. 9. Military Hotels<br />3 ANS<br />
  10. 10. ____ is a form of folk theatre ,said to have originated in Maharashtra in the 18th century.The plays originated as entertainment for encamped armies.The word literally means drama in several Indian languages.Which word?<br />4<br />
  11. 11. Tamasha<br />4 ANS<br />
  12. 12. X is a low-budget film released in December 2007. The movie was produced by Erode Jayakumari under the banner of Universal Thavamani Cine Arts. <br />The story, screenplay, dialogues, lyrics, music and direction were by Joe Stanley. The movie stars Y alongside newcomers Jothi and Varnika.<br />In a scene in the 2010 Tamil film Goa, one of the characters (Vinayakam,played by Jai) can be seen watching the song Raasathi (from X) when another character (Ramarajan, played by Vaibhav Reddy) asks him for a towel.<br />ID X and Y<br />5<br />
  13. 13. Stepu-nee…stepney<br />
  14. 14. Gandhi told him to refrain from using big words and write in a simple language and transliterate what the `harijans' say. He rewrote the novel at Gandhi's ashram. Nineteen publishers in London rejected the script, but with E.M. Forster's preface, it was accepted by a publisher.. Identify the Novel that went on to become a classic and the Author<br />6<br />
  15. 15. Mulk Raj Aanand- The untouchable<br />6 ANS<br />
  16. 16. X was considered a very tough leader. By his orders in 1960, a demonstration by the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti was fired upon by the police resulting in the deaths of 105 demonstrators. This led to public outrage that shook the central government and eventually to the formation of the present State of Maharashtra.<br />X’s reign introduced India to coalition politics.<br />Accused India’s Research & Analysis Wing of being a guard of his main rival and closed down most of the agency. <br />Despite all this, he is the only person to have received the highest civilian awards of both India (Bharat Ratna) and Pakistan (Nishaan-e-Pakistan).<br />Who?<br />7<br />
  17. 17. Moraji Desai<br />7 ANS<br />
  18. 18. India is the only country to have won all the international paegents it participated in, (Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific) in the same year (2000). Name all three winners.<br />8<br />
  19. 19. Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, DiyaMirza<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Which mogul has taken a 37% stake in Spice Jet Airline and has open bid for a controlling stake in the same airline? The company name he has used to take the stake is called “KAL”<br />9<br />
  22. 22. KalanithiMaran<br />9 ANS<br />
  23. 23. This word has been discussed recently in the Bangkok Post, the Times of India and other Asian newspapers. A search suggests it has been in use in the USA for about the past year but is only now beginning to appear in print.<br />It refers to people who have been laid off from a multinational because their job has been moved to India — a business practice designed to save money that is arousing passions in some countries, especially Britain and the United States. When this piece first appeared, in the newsletter, many subscribers immediately connected it with the X torpedo, a tube packed with explosive used by troops for blowing up wire entanglements, which got its name because it was invented in that city.<br />One Web site is selling T-shirts with the slogan “Don’t Get Xed” as a way of telling people about the issue. <br />10<br />
  24. 24. Bangaloored<br />10 ANS<br />
  25. 25. What was introduced in 1988 and named to commemorate the 100th year of the birth Jawaharlal Nehru?<br />11<br />
  26. 26. The Shatabdi Express<br />11 ANS<br />
  27. 27. The first recording of its occurence was done by Huan Tsang around 600 AD, during the reign of Harshavardhana. It is said to have originated as a custom, since the churning of the ocean, as mentioned in various religious texts. <br />After visiting the its 1895 edition, Mark Twain wrote: "It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination, marvelous to our kind of people, the cold whites."<br />12<br />
  28. 28. According to ParamahansaYogananda in his work the Autobiography of a Yogi, it was on the 1894 edition of X that his Guru Sri Yukteswar met MahavatarBabaji for the first time.<br />Whatitis?<br />12 cont<br />
  29. 29. 12 ANS<br />
  30. 30. PavitrPrabhakar, a poor Indian boy, lives in a village and moves to Mumbai with his Auntie Maya and Uncle Bhim to study after getting half a scholarship. His parents died some years ago. Other boys at the school tease him and beat him. He knows his uncle Bhim is struggling to support him and his auntie Maya, and pay the school. Only Meera, a girl from school, befriends him. Meanwhile, NalinOberoi, a local crime lord, uses an amulet to perform an ancient ritual, where he gets possessed by a demon committed to opening the gate for other demons to get back to Earth. While being chased by other kids, Pavitr encounters an ancient yogi who gives him the ______________, to fight the evil that threatens the world. <br />13<br />
  31. 31. The Indian spiderman<br />
  32. 32. The popular Indian lore says that on pilgrimage to Mecca in the 16th century, Baba Budan, a revered Muslim holy man from India, discovered for himself the wonders of X. In his zeal to share what he’d found with his fellows at home, he smuggled seven ________ out of the Yemeni port of Y, wrapped around his belly. On his return home, he settled himself on the slopes of the Chandragiri Hills in Kadur district, Mysore State (present day Karnataka). This hill range was later named after him as the Baba Budan Hills and one can see his tomb even today near Chikmagalur.<br />14<br />
  33. 33. X- Coffee, Y- Mocha<br />14 ANS<br />
  34. 34. It(X) is made of cotton or art silk or in any combination having a width of 110 cms. or above and 64 ends per inch and above. X was earlier known as Y, which was white in colour. Historical evidences point out that Y was exported to Babylonia from Tamil Nadu. Writings in Babylonian archaeological articles specify the word 'Sindu', which in Tamil means ____. A sect of fishermen in Tamil Nadu called 'Baradavargal' exported X to East Africa, Egypt, and Mesopotamian regions. With the passage of time, the white X became a more refined and colorful garment with flowers and other designs printed on it.<br />As to how it was introduced to human culture, we refer to Mahabharata. Arjuna was an adventurous warrior who visited newer lands in search of adventure. Once he found three bright coloredsarees folded neatly and placed on a rock in the river bank, hardly aware of the fact that those might be the attire of the ladies taking bath in the river. As it was dusk, he didn't notice anyone and thinking them to be abandoned clothes, he took them home.<br />15<br />
  35. 35. It was evening time and his mother with her eyes closed was sitting in front of the deity offering her prayers. Arjuna interrupted asking her to see what he brought, and the mother, with her eyes still closed asked him to divide it equally among the five brothers. The dutiful and obedient Arjuna promptly cut each saree into two parts so that each gets an equal portion and distributed them among his brothers. And so was born X.<br />Id X and Y.<br />15 cont<br />
  36. 36. X- Lungi, Y- Veshti<br />15 ANS<br />
  37. 37. * Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Pictures (1930s), by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and the Gershwins<br />* The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), by Erich Wolfgang Korngold <br />* Citizen Kane (1941), by Bernard Herrmann <br />* Laura (1944), by David Raksin<br />* On the Waterfront (1954), by Leonard Bernstein <br />* The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), by Elmer Bernstein <br />* Jules et Jim (1962), by Georges Delerue<br />* The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), by EnnioMorricone<br />* X by Y <br />* South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), by Marc Shaimansathyajitray<br />16<br />
  38. 38. X- Roja, Y- A.R. Rahman<br />16 ANS<br />
  39. 39. There is a wide range of products produced under this brand. This includes paper files, clothes, bread and furniture.<br />It’s factory has amongst others, a carpentry, chemical and tailoring units. It even has a baking school. What brand? (Pic PTO) <br />17<br />
  40. 40. 17 cont<br />
  41. 41. Tihar Jail (TJ’s Brand)<br />17 ANS<br />
  42. 42. The current squad of the club is as shown:<br />SanjibSanyal (captain) <br />AnustupMajumdar<br />Suvomoy Das <br />AbhijitSikdar<br />Eklak Ahmed <br />ArindamGhosh<br />Rajkumar Pal <br />Naved Ahmed <br />Md. Sami <br />PriyankarMukherjee<br />AbhlimGhosh<br />AhbishekJhunjhunwala<br />WridhimanSaha<br />IreshSaxena<br />Sultan Ahmed <br />Debabrata Das <br />BuntyGwala<br />Coach: PalashNandy<br />Bowling coach: Satinder Singh <br />Other players who have played for the club include ViratKohli, LakshmipathiBalaji and ChamindaVaas. Identify the club.<br />18<br />
  43. 43. Mohunbagan Cricket Club<br />18 ANS<br />
  44. 44. Born in a small town in Tamil Nadu, India, X grew from humble beginnings. From an early age,X was different. He loved to sing, to dance and to entertain his parents and the local community. He pursued his dreams while working in traditional Indian jobs. Yet these jobs would not hold his future. His need to entertain and educate, overwhelmed his career so he quit his day jobs to carve out his dream. Now, X is taking the world by storm and bringing his unique combination of dance, drumming and musical humor to fans around the globe. His approachable nature has allowed many to find him as not only an inspiration, but a friend.<br />Dance King, Drummer, Musical Sensation, X is one of the most original talents the music industry has ever seen. His self titled and self released debut album continues to rake in impressive reviews while the super hit ______ has more than 400000 hits on Youtube.<br />19<br />
  45. 45. Now with an increasing passion to make the common man, woman, child and cause, an object of extraordinary importance and significance, X has created a growing movement of social media buzz around the concepts of Cultural Intelligence and Isoculturalism. His desire to bring not only equality to the globe, but unity has not been matched in recent history.<br />Watch out for X as he takes the world by storm from Chennai to L.A and from Tamilnadu to Tokyo! This man is really one of a kind!<br />Watch out for these tours:<br />Rwanda and Kenya September to October Free concerts in Rural Africa.<br />Calgary, Canada October 23rd, 2010, Indo/Can Centre, 8PM, 826 Edmonton Trail North East, Calgary.<br />Toronto, Canada November 26th, 2010, Lula Lounge, 9PM, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto.<br />Cross India "Simple SuperstarTour" 2011 Includes stops in major Indian cities. Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.<br />Australia and New Zealand "Simple Superstar Tour" May 2011<br />19 cont<br />
  46. 46. 19 ANS<br />
  47. 47. Raiders<br />Super Sonics <br />Super Kings <br />Titans <br />Warriors<br />Super Stars<br />Victory Royals<br />Kings <br />Put Fundae<br />20<br />
  48. 48. TPL- Tiruchy Premier League<br />20 ANS<br />
  49. 49. 21<br />
  50. 50. SunandhaPushkar<br />21 ANS<br />
  51. 51. 22<br />+<br />=<br />?<br />
  52. 52. BCCI<br />22 ANS<br />
  53. 53. 23<br />
  54. 54. Video<br />Enthiran trailer <br />
  55. 55. 24<br />
  56. 56. Udhayakumar<br />24 ANS<br />
  57. 57. 25<br />Ad for?<br />
  58. 58. Fevicol<br />
  59. 59. 26<br />Author of these books?<br />
  60. 60. NaveenPatnaik<br />
  61. 61. 27<br />
  62. 62. Babrimasjid<br />
  63. 63. 28<br />Id the trio<br />(video)<br />
  64. 64. Twilight Players<br />28 ANS<br />
  65. 65. 'Bulli,main to mar gaya' [I am dead, Bulli]. <br />29<br />
  66. 66. Raman Lamba. Those were his last words. (Funda : Only Indian to die on a cricket field)<br />29 ANS<br />
  67. 67. 30<br />Identify guy on the right<br />
  68. 68. The person on the left wrote a book about an Indian city called.. “Looking for X”. X is the guy on the right. ID X<br />30 cont<br />
  69. 69. 30 ANS<br />