GENERAL QUIZ PRELIMS
1.“Mango People in a Banana Republic!”       Who’s Facebook Status?
2.Bha - Bhavam (means expression),Ra - Ragam (means music),Ta - Talam (means beat or rhythm)and X (means dance) = Y
3.X was born and brought up in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh wherehe graduated with a master’s degree in Geology. Shunning thego...
4.Name the first cricketer to score a 200 in ODIs
5.XY is the trademark for a heat rub manufacturedand distributed by Haw Par Healthcare in Singapore.It was originally deve...
6.Fusari – who was searching for a female singer to front a newband – of Qs ability contacted her. With SGBand disbanded, ...
7. Name the presidents at    Mount Rushmore.
8. Tribute to?
9.X was born in Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in aprison called Peña Dura. Though imprisoned, hisnatural abilities a...
10. ID
11. ID the significance of this pic in        Micrososft products.
12.Michael Caine is one of only two actorsnominated for an Academy Award for actingin every decade from the 1960s to 2000s...
13. ID XX: there are only like six people in the world whohave decent ideasThinkComp: hahaX: and its the job of the rest o...
14.“I was walking along the road with two friends – the sunwas setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused,feel...
15. Campaign for ?
16.John Marshall Buchanan (born 5 April1953 in Ipswich, Queensland) is the formercoach of the Australia national crickette...
17.Which superhero and (apparently)disgruntled hack recently quit his jobto, of all things, run a blog ?
18.X, the first film in the James Bond seriescelebrates its 50th anniversary in the sameyear as the release of the 23rd fi...
19.X died in Burhanpur in 1631 AD, while giving birth to theirfourteenth child. She had been accompanying her husband whil...
20. ID
21.The medical term for it is Cutis anserina, and itoccurs due to the pilomotor reflex . essentially adisturbance of the a...
22. Id the significance of this pic.
23. Id this Yakshaghana artist.
24.XY (meaning "Group without Attachment") is a Hindu religiousdenomination. It is headed by Mahant Bhaskar Das. XY wasest...
25.
26.Juno, once saw Jupiter, with the nymph Io in theform of a cow and asked to have it as a gift and Zeusconsented. She ask...
27.The word X that we use today was born in Londonduring the very late hours one night in 1762 when anEnglish nobleman, Jo...
28.“And I—and I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobsare—are all men.’ They said: ‘Well, t...
29.
30."I always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,"said X, paying homage to the Reggae legend. Xexplained how after several ...
31.X is the name of a malted milk hot drink, which wasused as an interjection, as a substitute for theprofanity "bollocks"...
32.One night slightly more than two years ago, a Finnish videogames designer called Jaakko Iisalo found himself home alone...
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  1. 1. GENERAL QUIZ PRELIMS
  2. 2. 1.“Mango People in a Banana Republic!” Who’s Facebook Status?
  3. 3. 2.Bha - Bhavam (means expression),Ra - Ragam (means music),Ta - Talam (means beat or rhythm)and X (means dance) = Y
  4. 4. 3.X was born and brought up in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh wherehe graduated with a master’s degree in Geology. Shunning thegovernment jobs and the 9 to 5 route his degree offered, heshifted to Delhi against his family’s wishes and ventured on hisown like an entrepreneur. Once there a friend offered him twojob choices one in Music and the other as operator in anadvertising firm. X chose music and the rest is history.Like his idol Kishore Kumar, he too was without any training inmusic but his interest in playing the Guitar and the Flute wasfuelled by natural talent. His acumen encouraged X to start aband in 1996 with likeminded individuals. They released theirfirst album ‘Boondein’ and the song ‘Dooba Dooba’ debuted atnumber one on the charts cementing their place in the Indianmusic scene.
  5. 5. 4.Name the first cricketer to score a 200 in ODIs
  6. 6. 5.XY is the trademark for a heat rub manufacturedand distributed by Haw Par Healthcare in Singapore.It was originally developed in the 1870s by anherbalist, Aw Chu Kin, in Rangoon, Burma, who onhis deathbed asked his sons Aw Boon Haw and AwBoon Par to perfect the product.Originally named for containing X bone, aningredient in traditional Chinese medicine datingback 1,500 years to treat pain, inflammation and tostrengthen muscle, XY now consists purely of herbalingredients.
  7. 7. 6.Fusari – who was searching for a female singer to front a newband – of Qs ability contacted her. With SGBand disbanded, Qtraveled daily to New Jersey to work on songs she had writtenand compose new material with the music producer. While incollaboration, Fusari compared some of her vocal harmonies tothose of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen. It was Fusariwho helped create the moniker Q after the Queen song, Y. Qwas in the process of trying to come up with a stage namewhen she received a text message from Fusari that read Q. Heexplained, "Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead ofsaying hello, I would start singing Y. That was her entrancesong" and that the text message was the result of a predictivetext glitch that changed ___ to ____. She texted back, "Thats it,"and declared, "Dont ever call me Stefani again.”
  8. 8. 7. Name the presidents at Mount Rushmore.
  9. 9. 8. Tribute to?
  10. 10. 9.X was born in Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in aprison called Peña Dura. Though imprisoned, hisnatural abilities allowed him to developextraordinary skills within the prisons walls. He readas many books as he could get his hands on, built uphis body in the prisons gym, and learned to fight inthe merciless school of prison life. X carried a teddybear he calls Osito, whom he considered his onlyfriend. He committed his first murder at the age ofeight, stabbing a criminal.ID X.
  11. 11. 10. ID
  12. 12. 11. ID the significance of this pic in Micrososft products.
  13. 13. 12.Michael Caine is one of only two actorsnominated for an Academy Award for actingin every decade from the 1960s to 2000s.Who is the other one?
  14. 14. 13. ID XX: there are only like six people in the world whohave decent ideasThinkComp: hahaX: and its the job of the rest of the people toaccuse us of taking their ideas hahaX: while we just continually kick assThinkComp: :-) Home
  15. 15. 14.“I was walking along the road with two friends – the sunwas setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused,feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was bloodand tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city –my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling withanxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing throughnature.”This is the artist’s poetic description of the inspiration forthe painting. The painting was sold this year for a recordprice of $120m. This painting is one of those that has beenparodied and is among the most widely recognised.Identify the painting and the artist.
  16. 16. 15. Campaign for ?
  17. 17. 16.John Marshall Buchanan (born 5 April1953 in Ipswich, Queensland) is the formercoach of the Australia national cricketteam and of Kolkata Knight Riders team inthe Indian Premier League.Buchanan is also known in cricketing circlesas X, due to his similarity in appearanceto The Simpsons character.
  18. 18. 17.Which superhero and (apparently)disgruntled hack recently quit his jobto, of all things, run a blog ?
  19. 19. 18.X, the first film in the James Bond seriescelebrates its 50th anniversary in the sameyear as the release of the 23rd film in theseries, Skyfall.Name the movie X.
  20. 20. 19.X died in Burhanpur in 1631 AD, while giving birth to theirfourteenth child. She had been accompanying her husband while hewas fighting a campaign in the Deccan Plateau. Her body wastemporarily buried at Burhanpur in a walled pleasure gardenknown as Zainabad originally constructed by Ys uncle Daniyal onthe bank of the Tapti River.Burhanpur was never intended by her husband as his wifes finalresting spot. As a result her body was disinterred in December 1631and transported in a golden casket back home. There it wasinterred in a small building on the banks of a river. Y stayed behindin Burhanpur to conclude the military campaign that had originallybrought him to the region. While there, he began planning thedesign and construction of a suitable mausoleum and funerarygarden for his wife. It was a task that would take more than 22years to complete.
  21. 21. 20. ID
  22. 22. 21.The medical term for it is Cutis anserina, and itoccurs due to the pilomotor reflex . essentially adisturbance of the arrectores pilorum muscles. Thecommon term for this condition has also served asthe title for a 62 -book horror series, written by anAmerican author from 1992 to 1997. What term?
  23. 23. 22. Id the significance of this pic.
  24. 24. 23. Id this Yakshaghana artist.
  25. 25. 24.XY (meaning "Group without Attachment") is a Hindu religiousdenomination. It is headed by Mahant Bhaskar Das. XY wasestablished in 1720 by Ramanandacharya. It is a wealthy sectthat owns many temples and mathas in the Indian states of UttarPradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat,and Bihar. Members are expected to lead simple and austerelives of celibacy and to accept Rama as their God. New recruitsare mainly in their teens and can be from any Hindu caste. Theyare put through a grueling schedule to master the Hinduscriptures (Vedas and Upanishads) and martial arts. In formertimes, members of the sect had a mandate to provide protectionto the followers of Rama and were given rigorous training inarchery, swordsmanship, and wrestling. Some of this curriculumstill exists, but it is more moderate.
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  27. 27. 26.Juno, once saw Jupiter, with the nymph Io in theform of a cow and asked to have it as a gift and Zeusconsented. She asked Argus who had a hundred eyesin his head, to keep watch on Io. He tormented hernight tying her up with a vile rope round herneck. Zeus was troubled at the sufferings of hismistress, and called, Mercury to go and dispatchArgus. Mercury assumed the form of a shepherd andstrolled on blowing his Syrinx or Pandean Pipes,which were supposed to lull people. As Argus slept,Mercury cut his neck and freed Io. Juno took the 100eyes of Argus and did what?
  28. 28. 27.The word X that we use today was born in Londonduring the very late hours one night in 1762 when anEnglish nobleman, John Montagu (1718-1792), theFourth Earl of X, was too busy gambling to stop for ameal even though he was hungry. The legend goesthat he ordered a waiter to bring him roast-beefbetween two slices of bread. The Earl was able tocontinue his gambling while eating his snack;Because John Montagu was the Earl of X others beganto order "the same as X!" - the ‘X’ was born. His friendCaptain James Cook discovered a group of islands inthe Pacific and named them after him.
  29. 29. 28.“And I—and I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobsare—are all men.’ They said: ‘Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.’And I said: ‘Well, gosh, cant we—cant we find some—some women that are alsoqualified?’ And—and so we—we took a concerted effort to go out and find womenwho had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.I went to a number of womens groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and theybrought us whole _______________________.”The comment immediately went viral, birthing a hilarious tumblr parody, a Twitteraccount with more than 13,000 followers and counting, and a Facebook fan pagedubbed ”_________________” which had amassed nearly 200,000 likes at time of writing.It also became a trending topic on Twitter and the phrase also was the third-fastestrising search on Google during the televised debate.What meme are we talking about?
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  31. 31. 30."I always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,"said X, paying homage to the Reggae legend. Xexplained how after several years in hip-hop,he was tired of rapping and felt his creativejuices plateau. While at a Rastafarian temple inJamaica, X met a high priest and instantly felt aspiritual awakening. "No more. You are thelight; you are the lion," said the priest. Thisprompted Xs name change and a newdirection for his music.What did he change his name to?
  32. 32. 31.X is the name of a malted milk hot drink, which wasused as an interjection, as a substitute for theprofanity "bollocks". This use was exploited by thecompany in a 1990s advertising campaign, in whicha harassed housewife exclaims "X" in a context wherea stronger term could have been expected, thuswidening the terms exposure and usage for a while.Secondly, it is used to refer to a minor disaster orshambles, as in to make a complete X of something.Name the brand.
  33. 33. 32.One night slightly more than two years ago, a Finnish videogames designer called Jaakko Iisalo found himself home alonewith time on his hands. While he messed around, his brainchewed over a project he’d been set at work. His employer, asmall mobile games developer called_____, was short of funds andhad recently drawn up a make-or-break business plan, which,essentially, involved developing a game for the hot new gadget ofthe day: Apple’s iPhone. Iisalo knew it had to be something fun,something with a strong central character. Suddenly, an ideabegan to form in his head. Switching on Photoshop, the designerstarted sketching a ____________ with thick eyebrows and intense,slightly crazed expressions on their faces. They had no legs tospeak of, but, despite this drawback, were racing manicallyalong the ground towards some sort of castle. What?

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