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Jnanolsav 2013 Prelims


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Prelim of the quiz conducted by at BVM Eroor as part of their Childrens Day competitions.

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Jnanolsav 2013 Prelims

  1. 1. BVM Eroor Childrens Day Competition Quiz By
  2. 2. Rules 1. First and foremost, no copying. We want your answers, not your friends’. 2. There will be 20 questions in total. A few of them will be starred. Starred questions will be considered in the case of a tie. 3. There will be no negative marking. Feel free to attempt every question 4. Finally, the Quizmasters decision will be final.
  3. 3. 1)If this is a wardrobe…….
  4. 4. …what is this???
  5. 5. Ans:Floordrobe
  6. 6. 2)X and Y are said to have originated from the early concept of men being associated with war and weapons (sword and shield) and women with beauty and thus with mirrors. Id X and Y
  7. 7. Ans:The male and Female symbols
  8. 8. 3) According to Hindu mythology, during the Mahabharatha war, the Pandavas killed their relatives; in order to absolve themselves of this sin, the Pandavas undertook a pilgrimage. But Lord Vishweshwara was away in Kailasa in the Himalayas. On learning this, the Pandavas left Kashi. They reached the Himalayas via Haridwar. They saw Lord Shankara from a distance. But Lord Shankara hid from them. Then Dharmaraj said: ―Oh, Lord, You have hidden yourself from our sight because we have sinned. But, we will seek You out somehow. Only after we take your Darshan would our sins be washed away. This place, where You have hidden Yourself will be known as Guptakashi and become a famous shrine. This is the mythology behind the setting up of which famous Shiva temple which is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) uphill trek from Gaurikund..It is also is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. Id this temple which was in the news recently
  9. 9. Ans:Kedarnath Temple
  10. 10. 4)This day is celebrated on July 20th all around the world.In the US it is celebrated on the second Sunday of June.July 1st in pakistan and October 1st in Srilanka. When is it celebrated in India?
  11. 11. Ans:Childrens Day(Nov 14)
  12. 12. 5)This festival is said to have given inspiration towards something.What?
  13. 13. Ans:Google doodles
  14. 14. 6)The following people were part of a huge crew of worksmen employed in what? •Ismail Afandi (a.k.a. Ismail Khan) of the Ottoman Empire — Turkish architect, designer of the main dome. •Ustad Isa (Isa Muhammad Effendi) of Persia — Turkish architect, trained by Koca Mimar Sinan Agha of the Ottoman Empire and frequently credited with a key role in the architectural design. •'Puru' from Benarus, Persia — has been mentioned as a supervising architect. •Qazim Khan, a native of Lahore – cast the solid gold finial. •Chiranjilal, a lapidary from Delhi — the chief sculptor and mosaicist. •Amanat Khan from Shiraz, Iran — the chief calligrapher. •Muhammad Hanif — a supervisor of masons. •Mir Abdul Karim and Mukkarimat Khan of Shiraz — handled finances and management of daily production .
  15. 15. Ans:Taj Mahal
  16. 16. 7)This is the satirical version of a very famous American Sitcom.Id
  17. 17. Ans:Singhsons
  18. 18. 8) This toy manufacturing company,X, brings out several games and toys from different brands in India.The company was formed in 1987 by MRF tyres along with the partner ship of another global toy company which own rights over toys like Jurassic Park,Duel Masters etc.The company began its operations by setting up a factory in Goa.The company has rights over several toy brands like LEGO and other companies and is the only one in India to have some of it like Disney,Warner Bros,Etc. Id the toy company X
  19. 19. Ans:Funskool
  20. 20. 9)In August 2013 X along with his widely popular internet firm, brought to the world a global partnership venture called ―‖, along with other technology leaders like Nokia,Opera,Samsung and Erricson, nonprofits, local communities .The aim of this highly ambitious project is to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world's population that doesn't have it. Id X and his firm.
  21. 21. Ans:Mark Zuckenburg
  22. 22. 10)Where will you see the artificial intelligence system called “Just a Rather Very Intelligent System‖
  23. 23. Ans:Jarvis(Iron Man)
  24. 24. 11*) X was born as Anna Maria Grosholtz in France.Her mother was a housekeeper for a physician who was skilled in wax modelling. One of her first hobby was to find decapitated heads during the french revolution and make a replica of it and use it as death masks.This is said to have later paved way for what she is famous for now. Id X.
  25. 25. Ans:Madame Tussauds
  26. 26. 12)The following is the electoral symbol of which Indian Political Party??
  27. 27. Ans:Aam Aadmi Party
  28. 28. 13*) In the middle ages The knights used to raise their visors to greet the king.What modern day custom is said to have evolved from this.
  29. 29. Ans:Salute
  30. 30. 14) X is reputedly derived from Y, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied rations for the soldiers. There was a requirement at the time for contractors to stamp onto the food they were sending their name and where the rations came from. Y's packages were labeled “E.A – US.” When someone asked what that stood for, a coworker joked and said “Elbert Anderson (the contractor) and X,” referring to Y, though it actually stood for United States.Id X
  31. 31. Ans:Uncle Sam
  32. 32. 15*) X is a class of Kilo Class submarines operated by the Indian Navy, desinged in Russia as part of Project 877, and built under a contract between Rosvooruzhenie and the Ministry of Defence (India).India bought 10 such submarines of which only 9 are functional at the moment. How did this particular class of subs make into the news recently?
  33. 33. Ans:Sindhugosh class(Sindhurakshak)
  34. 34. 16) The city of X was established in Mughal period by a Sayyid Jagirdar, Munawar Lashkar Ali, and so named in honour of his father, Muzaffar Ali Khan during the reign of Shah Jahan. During the British raj, it was a district in the Meerut Division in United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.The The cities total population has 39% Hindus, 57%Muslims, 7% Sikhs, 2% Christian s and 0.5% Jains.. Id the city, X
  35. 35. Ans:Muzzafarnagar
  36. 36. 17*) the Geneva Protocol, is a treaty prohibiting the use of X. It was signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925 and entered into force on 8 February 1928.It is believed to have been violated recently. Give Funda
  37. 37. Ans:Banning the use of chemical weapons
  38. 38. 18*)Give Funda
  39. 39. Ans:Route map of the voyage of Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy
  40. 40. 19)Print ad for??
  41. 41. Ans:Monopoly
  42. 42. 20)X is a massive city-modernisation scheme launched by the Government of India underMinistry of Urban Development. It envisages a total investment of over $20 billion over seven years. Named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the scheme was officially inaugurated by prime minister Manmohan Singh on 3 December 2005 as a programme meant to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities. It was launched in 2005 for a seven-year period (up to March 2012) to encourage cities to initiate steps for bringing phased improvements in their civic service levels. The government has extended the tenure of the mission for two years, i.e., from April 2012 to March 31, 2014. Id this scheme which is very familiar to us even though we don’t realise it??
  43. 43. Ans:JnNURM
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