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Quiz contest for UG level

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Quiz contest for UG level

  1. 1. WelCome Concorrenza-2016 Quiz-2016
  2. 2. Rules  1st round clockwise / 2nd round anticlockwise  1st round consists of  Literature  Science  Audio round  2nd round  Sports  Miscellaneous  Audio visual round  3rd Round: Special Round  Each correct answre 10 points, Bonus : 5 points, no –ve  Time allowed to answer :30 secs  Quiz master’s decision is final
  3. 3. Literature
  4. 4. Tripura has two Official language. One of them is Bengali. Which is the other? Q- 1
  5. 5. Kokborok
  6. 6. Which famous Bengali fictional character introduces himself for the first time as Atul Chandra Mitra, a young man in search for a job in Kolkata? Q-2
  7. 7. Which famous Bengali fictional character introduces himself for the first time as Atul Chandra Mitra, a young man in search for a job in Kolkata? Hint: This is a picture of old Burra Bazaar (erstwhile Harrison Road). He used to live in a Mess in this part of Kolkata.
  8. 8. Which famous Bengali fictional character introduces himself for the first time as Atul Chandra Mitra, a young man in search for a job in Kolkata? Hint: This is a picture of old Burra Bazaar (erstwhile Harrison Road). He used to live in a Mess in this part of Kolkata. Byomkesh Bakshi (Satyanweshi)
  9. 9. Who designed this highly acclaimed award, recently in news for wrong reasons? Q-3
  10. 10. Satyajit Ray
  11. 11. Q- 4 Prize winning cartoon about the Soviet Union’s unwillingness to allow Boris Pasternak to travel to accept his Nobel Prize. Not that Pasternak was ever sent to Siberia, but still...Of course the weird thing here is that the guy doesn't look a bit like Pasternak, who had somewhat striking equine face with strange, deer-like eyes. 1958 Nobel Prize prevented Pasternak's imprisonment due to the Soviet State's fear of international protests. The cartoon depicts Pasternak and another GULAG inmate, splitting trees in the snow. The caption reads, "I won the Nobel Prize for literature. What was your crime?"
  12. 12. Pasternak : author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the WWI. Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 Pasternak (from left 2nd) with Lilya Brik, Eisenstein (3rd) and Mayakovsky (centre). On the left, Japanese writer T. T. Naito , Moscow, 11 May 1924 Bill Mauldin produced a political cartoon which won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
  13. 13. “I have ventured to send you the accompanying article for your perusal and opinion. I am anxious to know what you think of it… I do not know sufficient German to translate the paper. If you think the paper worth publication I shall be grateful if you arrange for its publication in Zeitschrift für Physic. Though a complete stranger to you, I do not feel any hesitation in making such a request. Because we are all your pupils though profiting only by your teachings through your writings. ….. somebody from Calcutta asked your permission to translate your papers on _________ in English. You acceded to the request. The book has since published. I was the one who translated your paper on __________________.” Name the sender and the recipient of this historic letter
  14. 14. “I have ventured to send you the accompanying article for your perusal and opinion. I am anxious to know what you think of it… I do not know sufficient German to translate the paper. If you think the paper worth publication I shall be grateful if you arrange for its publication in Zeitschrift für Physic. Though a complete stranger to you, I do not feel any hesitation in making such a request. Because we are all your pupils though profiting only by your teachings through your writings. ….. somebody from Calcutta asked your permission to translate your papers on _________ in English. You acceded to the request. The book has since published. I was the one who translated your paper on __________________.” Satyendra Nath Bose to Albert Einstein (the birth of Bose-Einstein Statistics)
  15. 15. • Who is the author of the book “ Accidental Prime Minister – Making and unmarking of Manmohan Singh” ? Q- 6
  16. 16. Sanjaya Baru Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's media advisor from May 2004 until August 2008
  17. 17. Q- 7
  18. 18. Tagore receiving the Honorary doctortae from Oxford University on 7 August, 1940 handed over by Maurice Gwyer and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan at Singha Sadan
  19. 19. This is the only movie appearance of a well known poet and his wife, though he had a much deeper connection with the filmdom. Identify the poet Q- 8
  20. 20. Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  21. 21. In his spare time, X began collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The gorge had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. X’s work was illegal, but he was able to hide it for eighteen years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1975. Who was X? What did he create? Q- 9
  22. 22. Nek Chand & Rock Garden, Chandigarh
  23. 23. What is common to the following books; Continent of the cerci Autobiograhy of unknown Indian A passage to England Thy Hand, Great Anarch ! (1987) Hinduism: A Religion to Live by The East is East and West is West 10
  24. 24. Science
  25. 25. * This chemical element was discovered by the English chemist Charles Hatchett in 1801 and was named Columbium after Columbia, the poetical name for America. * Identify this element which is used in various superconducting alloys and magnets of MRI scanners. Q- 1
  26. 26. Niobium A 3 tesla clinical magnetic resonance imaging scanner using niobium- superconducting alloy A 1.3 GHz SRF(super conducting Radio frequency) made from niobium is on display at Fermilab
  27. 27. Clara Ma, won the NASA Essay contest in 2012. What was this contest about (that made her famous)? Q-2
  28. 28. NAMING MARS ROVER- CURIOSITY First Curiosity Tracks
  29. 29. The New Horizons spacecraft team revealed close-up photos of the plains on the surface of Pluto which they have named Sputnik Planum after the world’s first man-made satellite. After whom the big, rugged icy-mountains has been named? Q- 3
  30. 30. Tenzing Norgay
  31. 31. Chizmi, a nondescript village in North-East India, is home to more than 200 varieties, as per the latest survey. Some of them are – Red Caliph, Cruiser, Tawny Emperor, Wizard and Koh-i-Noor. What am I talking about? Q- 4
  32. 32. Butterfly
  33. 33. An aerial shot showing the Hanford Observatory, Washington Q- 5
  34. 34. One of the two LIGO interferometers that detected the gravitational wave discovery The signal of gravitational waves was recorded by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US and analysed by an international group of scientists including Cal Tech, MIT, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration in Europe.
  35. 35. Simulated view of a black hole (center) in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Note the gravitational lensing effect, which produces two enlarged but highly distorted views of the Cloud. Across the top, the Milky Way disk appears distorted into an arc. Black Hole radiation better known as:Q- 6
  36. 36. Hawking radiation is black-body radiation that is predicted to be release by black holes, due to quantum effects near the event horizon. It is named after the physicist Stephen Hawking, who provided a theoretical argument for its existence in 1974, and sometimes also after Jacob Bekenstein, who predicted that black holes should have a finite, non- zero temperature and entropy
  37. 37. Q-7
  38. 38. Which organization? Q 8
  39. 39. Answer:
  40. 40. On whose tombstone is it written, “ He lies here, somewhere” Q= 9
  41. 41. WERNER HEISENBERG
  42. 42. Impossible Triangle sculpture, put together by Brian MacKay & Ahmad Abas, located in the Claisebrook Roundabout, East Perth, Perth, Western Australia. Seen from the correct angle, this sculpture seems to be a Penrose triangle
  43. 43. Answer:
  44. 44. Audio
  45. 45. Sports
  46. 46. He took up some odd-jobs like working as a coach for Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Al-Saadi, who once aspired to play professional football. He also worked as the fitness trainer of Maradona during the fag end of his career. It has taken him to Japan, where he subjected himself to the ignominy of freak show races against horses and turtles. Who is this sportsman, known as Benoid in some sports circles because of his certain past exploits? 1
  47. 47. Ben Johnson
  48. 48. Never to play in any cricket World Cup, he is one of the few cricketers to score the most number of centuries (3) in a single ODI series. Identify this cricketer who was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2002. 2
  49. 49. V.V.S. Laxman 1
  50. 50. In what sports would a player warm up in an area known as the bullpen? 3
  51. 51. Baseball. The bullpen ( pen) is the area where pitchers in baseball warm up before entering a game.
  52. 52. Rohullah Nikpai is the first person from his country to win an Olympic medal. Which country? Q- 4
  53. 53. Afghanistan Afghan taekwondo practitioner, 2 time Olympic bronze medalist Nikpai competed in the 58 kg category at the 2008 Summer Olympics, defeating two-time world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain to win the bronze medal, making him Afghanistan's first Olympic medalist in any event Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. incorporating the elements of Karate and Chinese martial arts along with the indigenous influences from the Korean martial arts styles of Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop.
  54. 54. In what kind of game is the goal to reduce a fixed score, commonly 501 or 301, to zero? 5
  55. 55. Darts. Darts generally refers to a game with the goal of reducing a fixed score, commonly 501 or 301, to zero (checking out). The final dart must land in either the bull's eye or a double segment. Darts is a form of throwing game in which small missiles are thrown at a circular target (dartboard fixed to a wall. commonly played in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, the Scandinavian countries, the United
  56. 56. Who?  2004 Athens Olympics – Gold, Silver  2000 Sydney Olympics – Gold (2)  1996 Atlanta Olympics – Gold, Silver  1992 Barcelona Olympics – Gold, Silver  1988 Seoul Olympics – Gold (2), Silver  1984 Los Angeles Olympics- Boycott  1980 Moscow Olympics – Gold Q-6
  57. 57. Birgit Fischer Birgit Fischer (born February 25, 1962) is a German kayaker, who has won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion
  58. 58. Los Angeles Lakers is an American team in what sport? 7
  59. 59. Basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California.
  60. 60. Babe Ruth was an American athlete active in which sport? Q- 8
  61. 61. Baseball. Babe Ruth was an American outfielder & pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1914 -1935.
  62. 62. One of the controversial moments in the history of Indian Sports ………Identify the Indian lady. Q- 9
  63. 63. Sarita Devi India's bronze medallist Laishram Sarita Devi reacts during the medal ceremony of the women's lightweight (57-60kg) boxing during the Asian Games. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
  64. 64. Whose name has been blanked out from this congratulatory tweet by Sir Ravindra Jadeja after Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking innings of 264 vs SL on 12th Nov, 2014? Q-10
  65. 65. Lord Ram
  66. 66. Which American tournament is always held in Augusta, Georgia? Q- 11
  67. 67. US Masters. The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional Golf. US Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
  68. 68. Sports Quiz This trophy is given to the winner of a Professional Golf tournament in India. Name the event.
  69. 69. Sports Quiz Golconda Masters
  70. 70. Audio-Visual
  71. 71. Miscellaneous
  72. 72. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures? (Remember: the pictures are ‘chronological’, in the sense that they relate to events in this person’s life in this order.)
  73. 73. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures?
  74. 74. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures? (Remember: the pictures are ‘chronological’, in the sense that they relate to events in this person’s life in this order.)
  75. 75. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures? (Remember: the pictures are ‘chronological’, in the sense that they relate to events in this person’s life in this order.)
  76. 76. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures? (Remember: the pictures are ‘chronological’, in the sense that they relate to events in this person’s life in this order.)
  77. 77. Eminent Bengalis: The following pictures all relate to the life of this legendary Bengali. Can you identify him from the pictures? (Remember: the pictures are ‘chronological’, in the sense that they relate to events in this person’s life in this order.)
  78. 78. ?
  79. 79. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Clock-wise: (1)Scottish Church, Netaji’s alma mater.(2) The car in which he fled Kolkata (3) In meeting with Heinrich Himmler, Germany. (4) With Japanese sub-marine crew during journey from Germany to Japan. (5) Chair used during INA days (Red Fort museum)
  80. 80. Whose gravestone ? 2
  81. 81. 3 Identify the Man
  82. 82. 4
  83. 83. 5
  84. 84. SWITZERLAND. Bürgenstock. Charlie CHAPLIN with Jawaharlal NEHRU and Indira GANDHI. 1953.
  85. 85. 6
  86. 86. 6 Vladimir Lenin (center), Maxim Gorky (behind Lenin), Lev Mikhailovich Karakhan (far left in hat & beard), Karl Radek (with cigarette), Nikolai Bukharin (cigarette in hand), Mikhail Lashevich (in uniform), Maxim Peshkov (behind pillar), Sergei Zorin (hat), Zinoviev (white tie), M.N. Roy (black tie & jacket), Maria Ulyanova (Lenin’s sister), Abram Belenky (foreground in sunhat)
  87. 87. Roy was a founder of the Mexican Communist Party and the Communist Party of India. He was also a delegate to congresses of the Communist International
  88. 88. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on …………………., a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. They are watching live feed from drones operating over the bin Laden complex
  89. 89. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. They are watching live feed from drones operating over the bin Laden complex
  90. 90. 7
  91. 91. 8
  92. 92. •Occupying around 27 sqkm of land at a height of 1525m, the Apatanitribes of Arunachal Pradesh live in a high density region with a climate/terrain that does not many agriculture options. •However, they innovate by wet paddy farming on terrace slopes between the months of February-May, and divert every stream from the hills to these terraces where the paddy needs water. •Over time, this farming technique has been cleverly integrated with a new means of livelihood that is simultaneous with the paddy cultivation season, yielding the Apatanisa new income stream. What have the Apataniscleverly integrated with the terrace paddy farming ? 9
  93. 93. Special Round
  94. 94. This fruit, referred to as the Poison Apple, was considered poisonous in Europe in the late 1700s because many Aristocrats would get sick and die after eating it. What fruit are we referring to? Q- 1
  95. 95. Tomatoes! It wasn’t the tomatoes that were poisonous. The aristocrats used pewter plates which contained lead. The acidic juices of tomatoes would leach out the Pb from the plates and into their bodies thereby causing complications.
  96. 96. Identify the plants Selaginella bryopteris, occurring in the Aravallis in MP Desmotrichum fimbriatum, occurring in the Western Ghats, have been shortlisted as candidates for what object from Hindu mythology? Q- 2
  97. 97. Mrityusanjeevani Sanjeevani (from The Ramayana) Dronagiri Uttaranchal
  98. 98. This is actress Ojas Suniti Vijay performing her play titled ‘Le Mashale’ which was performed in many Indian cities including Hyderabad to great acclaim. Whose life is this play all about? Q- 3
  99. 99. Sharmila was awarded the 2007 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights In 2013 Amnesty International declared her a Prisoner of conscience Sharmila, began to fast in protest Malom Massacre,.[Her primary demand to the Indian government has been the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) Irom Chanu Sharmila
  100. 100. Moirang, a sleepy town in Manipur, came into prominence on April 14, 1944 when Colonel Shaukat Ali Malik did something extraordinary. It was the very first instance of that occurrence in a land liberated from the British. What did he do? Q-4
  101. 101. Raised the Indian National Flag Colonel Shaukat Ali Malik was an officer of the Indian National Army notable for having led a unit of the Bahadur Group in the capture of Moirang during the initial phases of the INA'sImphal Campaign during World War II. Moirang was the first territory within India to be captured by the INA and also the first place within the mainland of India to be held by the Azad Hind Government. Col. Malik Commander of the Intelligent(Bahadur) Group of INA, planted Indian Tri-colour Flag (with springing tiger) at the sacred place of Moirang kangla on 14 April 1944 at about 5 pm, and also he narrated the history of Azad Hind Fauz. Malik was awarded the Sardar-e-Jung for his leading his troops into Moirang.
  102. 102. PM : INDIRA GANDHI IN 1974. IDENTIFY THE PALCE Q-5
  103. 103. PM INDIRA GANDHI AT POKHRAN AFTER THE FIRST NUCLEAR TEST BY INDIA WHICH WAS OPERATION SMILING BUDDHA IN 1974.
  104. 104. How many homes of Tagore are there in Santiniketan’s Uttarayan Complex? Name them. Q-6
  105. 105. Five. Udayan, Shyamali, Konark, Udichi and Punascha Udayan Punascha Shyamali Udichi Konark
  106. 106. Who plays the role of Meyer Wolfshiem in the movie The Great Gatsby ? Q 7
  107. 107. Amitabh Bachchan
  108. 108. As mentioned in the Mahabharata, Arjuna met Ulupi, the daughter of the Naga Serpent king Kauravya. Their only son died a heroic death in the Kurukshetra War. What was his name? Q- 8
  109. 109. Iravan He is also a patron god of well-known transgender communities called Ali (also Aravani in South India, and Hijra throughout South Asia).
  110. 110. With which highly sophisticated and technical project, would you connect these three legendary figures from the world of music? Q- 9 Mozart Kesarbai Beethoven
  111. 111. Voyager Space Probe (Their musical works are on the Voyager records and sent along with space probe Voyager)
  112. 112. » Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor. 4:40 » Java, court gamelan, "Kinds of Flowers," recorded by Robert Brown. 4:43 » Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle. 2:08 » Zaire, Pygmy girls' initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull. 0:56 » Australia, Aborigine songs, "Morning Star" and "Devil Bird," recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes. 1:26 » Mexico, "El Cascabel," performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México. 3:14 » "Johnny B. Goode," written and performed by Chuck Berry. 2:38 » New Guinea, men's house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan. 1:20 » Japan, shakuhachi, "Tsuru No Sugomori" ("Crane's Nest,") performed by Goro Yamaguchi. 4:51 » Bach, "Gavotte en rondeaux" from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux. 2:55 » Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor. 2:55 » Georgian S.S.R., chorus, "Tchakrulo," collected by Radio Moscow. 2:18 » Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima. 0:52 » "Melancholy Blues," performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05 » Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow. 2:30 » Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor. 4:35 » Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48 » Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor. 7:20 » Bulgaria, "Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin," sung by Valya Balkanska. 4:59 » Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes. 0:57 » Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, "The Fairie Round," performed by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. 1:17 » Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service. 1:12 » Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen. 0:38 » China, ch'in, "Flowing Streams," performed by Kuan P'ing-hu. 7:37 Music From Earth The following music was included on the Voyager record.
  113. 113. Guess the tagline with pictureQ-10
  114. 114. Ans: We move the world (DHL)
  115. 115. The Fermi paradox (Fermi's paradox or Fermi-paradox) 122 Q-10
  116. 116. The Fermi paradox (Fermi's paradox or Fermi-paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations 123
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  118. 118. Thank You !!
  119. 119. Philae Lander digging into Comet 67P is now a reality.

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