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Cult A Way Prelims


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Cult A Way Prelims
SCT , Thiruvanathapuram

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Cult A Way Prelims

  1. 1. Quiz prepared by Jose Thomas
  2. 2. Prelims • 24 Questions • No Negatives • Starred Questions : 2 , 8 , 9 , 12 , 13(Marked with ‘*’)
  3. 3. 1 Sangolli Rayanna was the army chief of the Kittur Kingdom who fought against the British East India Company in the early 1800s. In 2015 , the Union Home Ministry acting on the proposal by the Karnataka State Government to rename a Bangalore landmark as ‘Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna’. What landmark? <Next Slide – Poster of blockbuster Kannada Movie ‘Sangolli Rayanna’>
  4. 4. 1
  5. 5. Bangalore City Railway Station
  6. 6. 2* ________ is the common genus of cuttlefish. A reddish-brown pigment derived from the ink sacs of the cuttlefish , used for drawing and painting, also called as _______. The popular use of the word, refers to something that provides an ageing look to its subjects. FITB.
  7. 7. Sepia
  8. 8. 3 The present name of the region known earlier as Dakshina Kosala , was first popularized in the records of the Maratha Empire. One of the popular stories is that the name refers to the number of ancient forts , though archeological evidence has not conclusively proved this theory. The more accepted theory among historians is that the name means to the “Empire of Chedis”. Present Name?
  9. 9. Chhattisgarh
  10. 10. 4 Amul Ad honoring whom?
  11. 11. Sir Richard Attenborough
  12. 12. 5 When asked about the number of ________ in his cabinet , by a student from Pakistan at a questions session at the American University in Washington , the Canadian President Justin Trudeau replied “I have more ________ in my cabinet than Modi does,” FITB.
  13. 13. Sikhs
  14. 14. 6 The 6 Pack made its debut with a cover version of the Pharrell Williams' “Happy” . The 6 member of the band , which is backed by Y-Films, were chosen after auditioning 200 candidates with the help of NGOs and activists. The band has now released other videos with Sonu Nigam , Zanai Bhosle , Arjun Kapoor etc. What is special about 6 Pack.
  15. 15. First Transgender Band in India
  16. 16. 7 From the promotional video of which 2016 Hindi movie featuring Priyanka Chopra , Irrfan Khan , Om Puri etc ?
  17. 17. Jungle Book
  18. 18. 8* The surname X , comes from the Norman tradition of prefixing “the son of” to the fathers name to name the son. X therefore means “son of X1”. X1 in turn is a Germanic compound word meaning “Spear Wielder” X? <X forms the expansion of the middle letter in a famous acronym>
  19. 19. Fitzgerald
  20. 20. 9* In 1977 , B P Moideen produced a movie “Nizhale Nee Sakshi’ scripted by M N Karassery directed by Baby. The movie which did not release also marked the debut of actress Seema . What very significant incident from modern Kerala was the movie about.
  21. 21. Rajan Case
  22. 22. 10 The plant of this subfamily is widely used for ornamental plants; its flower is often carved on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep. The flower(sometimes made of paper) is worn as remembrance of the dead. The seeds of the popular species of the subfamily is used in various cuisine and for extracting oil What plant are we talking about
  23. 23. Poppy
  24. 24. 11 Id Singer
  25. 25. MS Baburaj
  26. 26. 12* The ‘X Principle, The: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions’ is a satirical book that explores the ‘X principle’ which states that “companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management (generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing.” The principle is named after X , a popular creation of the author of the book. X?
  27. 27. Dilbert
  28. 28. 13* “We’re getting the language into its final shape—the shape it’s going to have when nobody speaks anything else. When we’ve finished with it, people like you will have to learn it all over again. You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words—scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We’re cutting the language down to the bone. The Eleventh Edition won’t contain a single word that will become obsolete before the year 2050” What language is being talked about by one of the experts in it.
  29. 29. Newspeak(1984)
  30. 30. 14 The crop is supposed to have been domesticated in South America around 5000 BC . It was brought to Europe by the Spanish sailors , on arrival in Europe they were viewed suspiciously , and was thought to be poisonous and evil causing leprosy, syphilis etc. Louis XVI is supposed to have worn the flowers on his buttonhole ; and Marie Antoinette in her hair and headdress. What crop.
  31. 31. Potato
  32. 32. 15 In October ,2011 the French Government decreed that , in primary and secondary school cafeterias _______ can be served only along with certain foods like Fries, effectively reducing its consumption to once in a week . The move is to familiarize kids to traditional French recipes , so that they can hand them down to the next generations and to reduce English and American influence on kids FITB.
  33. 33. Ketchup
  34. 34. 16 Paul Kalanithi was an Indian American neurosurgeon whose book ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer was posthumously published by Random House in 2016 . The book recently found mention in a controversial space , as part of a narrative about divine intervention in the writer’s life. Where?
  35. 35. Mohanlal’s Blog
  36. 36. 17 Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis served the American Army from 1965 to 1984, and in 1968 was awarded the Medal of Honor. The footage of him receiving the Medal of Honor was later used by for a specific purpose earning him the nickname The Real _____ ___ FITB
  37. 37. Forrest Gump
  38. 38. 18 Which close ally of Sree Narayana Guru modified his famous quote to “ജാതി വേണ്ട , മതം വേണ്ട , ദൈേം വേണ്ടാ മനുഷ്യന് ” “ No Caste , No Religion , No God for human-beings ”
  39. 39. Sahodaran Ayyappan
  40. 40. 19 This name that has gained immense popularity in the last two decades was derived from the name of the Greek messenger God. It is the name of the daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus and the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare’s play ‘The Winter Tale’ Name.
  41. 41. Hermione
  42. 42. 20 The Hindi version of X was repeatedly broadcast on AIR during the Emergency times to symbolize progress the country was supposedly making ironically it was used by resistance groups as a mark of protest. The Bangla version ‘Ek Din Surjyer Bhor’ was used extensively by Sheik Mujibur Rahman in his political meeting. What protest tool of Gospel origins popularized during the American Civil Rights Movement are we talking about.
  43. 43. We Shall Overcome
  44. 44. 21 Flag designed by French Engineer and soldier for a country , that he helped to establish. The flag is patterned on the US flag , with Spanish colors . The top left part features two connected Suns marking the position of the country. The flag was rejected in favour of the present flag of the country , designed by its first ‘First Lady’ What country <Image follows>
  45. 45. 21
  46. 46. Panama
  47. 47. 22 On April 9 , 2016 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of an iconic literary work , the writer and fans embark on a literary pilgrimage across many places around Palakkad and finally climb a celebrated hill near Palakkad , where they would pay their respects . There would be Kathakali performance based on the lore the work is based on. Which work.
  48. 48. Naranath Bhranthan
  49. 49. 23 In many languages spoken the area the word generally means locally sourced unskilled labour . It is used as a racial slur in Africa against certain people from Asia . The word could have evolved from the name of a community engaged in such activities or the Turkish word for slave . One of the popular uses of the word locally is in a 1980 discourse on the dignity of labour . Word?
  50. 50. Coolies
  51. 51. 24 Simple definitions of what word, (from Merriam-Webster) • A small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous • A situation in which people admire and care about something or someone very much or too much • A small group of very devoted supporters or fans
  52. 52. Cult