Mood Indigo India Quiz Finals - I

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Part 1 of Finals of India Quiz done by J. Ramanand at Mood Indigo 2010

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Mood Indigo India Quiz Finals - I

  1. 1. I of II 20 december 2010 Mood Indica Quiz India A quiz by J. Ramanand
  2. 2. These are some questions from a quiz that I conducted at Mood Indigo 2010 at IIT Bombay. This is Section I. The theme of the quiz is “India”. The answer follows each question slide. If you feel an unscratchable itch to re-use these questions, please provide credit in an appropriate way. Got any comments or errors to point out? Please write to [email_address] An irresistible need to plug my current affairs quiz blog has seized me: http://infinitezounds.blogspot.com/ Thanks for your time.
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  4. 4. These symbols are present under the date <ul><li>Within India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyderabad: five pointed star, dot inside diamond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mumbai: diamond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noida: small dot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calcutta: no symbol </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overseas versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seoul: five pointed star (indented) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heaton, UK: H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ottawa: C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moscow: MMD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pretoria: M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where would you see these symbols? </li></ul>
  5. 5. A nswer Coins of India are made at various mints (in some cases, from outside mints as well). These “mint marks” help indicate the source mint for a coin.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Which company’s assets have names such as </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oregano </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saffron </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fennel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tamarind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cinnamon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rosemary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basil </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. A nswer The planes of Spicejet, which are usually named after spices and herbs.
  8. 8. The man on the left suggested the name “Inquilab” for the baby. This man had earlier added a childhood nickname to his own name The man on the right was visiting the man on the left when the baby was born. He suggested the name that was chosen His original name: Gosain Dutt Changed his own name after his matriculation Question: what name was chosen? (and who are these people?)
  9. 9. A nswer The name chosen was “Amitabh”. The person on the left is Harivansh Rai “Bachchan” (who took on the suffix Bachchan) The other person is the Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant who suggested the name “Amitabh” for the new-born.
  10. 10. ~1950: black cap ~1951: black cap & coat ~1952: suit and tie ~1953: back to black cap and coat ~1952 to 1954: with lots of hair, sometimes in checked trousers after 1954: consistent appearance Who?
  11. 11. A nswer The evolution of the look of R.K.Laxman’s “Common Man”
  12. 12. An incident on May 24, 1971 R.S.Nagarwala (R&AW officer) withdrew Rs. 60 lakh from SBI, Parliament Street branch, New Delhi The cashier received a call from Indira Gandhi herself (so he thought) Both the investigating officer of the case and Nagarwala died within a couple of years of the incident, adding to the mystery Something indirectly related to this case came into the news for political reasons in the first part of 2010. What?
  13. 13. A nswer The incident (also called the incident of the “Man from Bangladesh”) is a significant plot point in Rohinton Mistry’s “Such a Long Journey”. This book was taken off Bombay University’s curriculum after protests by the Shiv Sena regarding certain other passages that they considered derogatory.
  14. 14. Her latest Hindi film was 2009’s Chintuji, starring Rishi Kapoor What was her Hindi film debut?
  15. 15. A nswer “ Mera Naam Joker”. This is Kseniya Rabinkina who plays the role of the Russian acrobat. The movie also features a young Rishi Kapoor.
  16. 16. <ul><li>A recently acquired certificate for this insists on the following specifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only goat meat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meat to wheat ratio: 10:4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% pure ghee (with certificate of purity from a lab) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 hours cooking in a copper vessel over firewood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(There seems to be no mention of jaggery) </li></ul>
  17. 17. A nswer The “Hyderabadi Haleem” dish which acquired Geographical Indicator status. So any dish from the area claiming to be this must fulfill these requirements.
  18. 18. <ul><li>There are only about 20 to 30 people on this list at any given point of time. </li></ul><ul><li>First set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alauddin Khan, Hafiz Ali Khan, Prithviraj Kapoor, Karaikudi Sambasiva Aiyer, Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latest (as of Dec 2010) additions to this honour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, Shreeram Lagoo, Yamini Krishnamurti, Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi, Pandit Jasraj, Kishori Amonkar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What list? </li></ul>
  19. 19. A nswer These are the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratnas or Fellows.
  20. 20. There are three people (one on the next slide). Connect them w.r.t something that they were involved in on the associated dates) 5 Jan, 1952 His name means “axis of the faith, slave messenger” Sometime in 1210
  21. 21. June 24, 1970
  22. 22. A nswer Death while playing or as a result of playing polo. They are: Qutb-ud-din Aibak (died while playing an older form of polo) Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur
  23. 23. R. K. Nayyar was the debutant director of “Love in Simla” Something he suggested was in response to an excessively broad forehead and inspired by Audrey Hepburn. What?
  24. 24. A nswer The “Sadhana Cut” – his lead actress (and his wife) Sadhana’s (on the left) famous hairstyle
  25. 25. Nicknamed after a Test captain who had toured India earlier that year Inspired by a Lebanese street dish made using pita bread First introduced in Bombay
  26. 26. A nswer “ Frankies”, supposedly named for Sir Frank Worrell; created by Amarjit Singh Tibb
  27. 27. <ul><li>Hills where legend has it that Sage Agastya created the Tamil language here. Part of the Western Ghats. </li></ul><ul><li>Seshadri, Vedadri, Garudadri, Anjandri, Vrishabhadri, Narayandri and Venkatadri </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, India, situated near. A holy place for Hindus and Jains. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandalwood </li></ul><ul><li>A Kashmiri word for lands of Kashmir </li></ul><ul><li>The Western Ghats in Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Connect these (not exhaustive or in any order) </li></ul>
  28. 28. A nswer Names of Regional Channels by Doordarshan. In order: Pothigai (Tamil) Saptagiri (Telugu) Girnar (Gujarati) Chandana (Kannada) Kashir (Kashmiri) Sahyadri (Marathi)
  29. 29. A graduate of the National School of Drama, he also served as its director from 1995 to 2001. He's directed several plays and begun a few theatre festivals. He has appeared in films such as Masoom, Chandni, Parzania and even Jackie Chan's The Myth. However, in Indian popular culture, his name is famous because of a 1994 film that he had nothing to do with. Not sure if he has any siblings. Who?
  30. 30. A nswer Ram Gopal Bajaj One of Paresh Rawal’s characters in the film “Andaz Apna Apna” had the same name
  31. 31. Maharaja Bhagya Chandra ruled from 1748 to 1799 Due to aggression by neighbours, he was forced to flee and take refuge nearby. To prove his identity, he was forced to fight a wild elephant. Legend has it that he prayed to Lord Krishna who appeared in a dream: How to win the duel How to regain his kingdom After the victory Krishna said: “Please arrange a raas-lila performance” The duel was won and Krishna’s orders followed (in 1773) Performance held Costumes, as seen in the dream: Krishna in saffron, and Radha in green. This continues till today. What is this supposed origin of?
  32. 32. A nswer Manipuri dance and the reason for the colours of their costumes.
  33. 33. <ul><li>Which Lok Sabha constituency and what is the missing name? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1967: ____, Independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1971:____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1977:____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1980: ____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1984: ____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1989: _____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1991: _____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1996: _____, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1998: ______, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1999: ______, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004: Dr.P. Pookunhikoya, Janata Dal (United) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed, Indian National Congress </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. A nswer Lakshadweep and P.M.Sayeed
  35. 35. These statues were installed at Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok Moved to the check-in area from inside the passenger terminal Shopkeepers complained these demons were bringing them bad luck They represent a mythical figure from Indian myth (Name is also associated with an Indian art form) What do these represent?
  36. 36. A nswer Yakshas

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