BVM Eroor Childrens Day Competition
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
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
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
•'Puru' from Benarus, Persia — has been mentioned as a supervising
•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 .
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
9)In August 2013 X along with his widely popular
internet firm, brought to the world a global partnership
venture called ―Internet.org‖, 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
Id X and his firm.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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