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Techfest National Students Open Quiz 2012 Prelims


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Prelims from the Grand Techfest Prelims in January 2012. Hosted by Quizmaster Rohit Nair!

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Techfest National Students Open Quiz 2012 Prelims

  1. 1. TECHFEST National Student Quiz ‘12
  2. 2. <ul><li>35 Questions in the Prelims </li></ul><ul><li>All Questions are based on the 28 states & 7 Union Territories of India </li></ul><ul><li>Questions are provided with the Territory in Question to the right corner </li></ul><ul><li>No Negative Scoring </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 teams Qualify </li></ul>Rules
  3. 3. It is made either from coconut or cashew apple . The govt of the region has registered a Geographical Indicator that claims the sole right to term the product made in this region by a certain name. Cashyo, Reals and Bigg Boss are the famous brands. What are we talking about? GOA
  4. 4. During the 19 th century, this area was home to a British Royal Artillery armoury, where Captain Clay developed a kind of bullet that was designed to expand on impact to produce a larger diameter wound . Which area was named after this bullet. West Bengal
  5. 5. What does the ‘ 481 ’ in the Mont Blanc Mahatma Gandhi special edition pens represent? Gujarat
  6. 6. Legend has it that Lord Brahma created this fifth Veda , by combining the 4 vedas, which would be simple for the common man to understand . He took Pathya from the Rig Veda, Abhinaya from the Yajur Veda, Geeth from the Sama Veda, and Rasa from Atharva and asked Sage Bharatha to popularize this Veda on earth . How is this Panchamaveda better known today? Tamil Nadu
  7. 7. Though it has its origin in Persia the modern version of this Royal game was derived in Manipur ,where it is known as 'Kanjai-bazee‘. Highly popularized during the British era, this game is infamous due to the death of Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak . Identify. Manipur
  8. 8. This famous 'tear-shaped' lake located on the Himalayan range is believed to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva’s wife Sati . Which city? Uttarakhand
  9. 9. Popular terminology among Americans, used to refer to people getting fired as jobs get outsourced to Asian countries especially India. What word? Karnataka
  10. 10. The famous Bikaneri Bhujia has a special and very unlikely ingredient which gives it the unique taste. What is this secret ingredient ? Rajasthan
  11. 11.   In 1978 he started his career as a staff member of the  UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and came to limelight only after creating sensation in world media in the year 2007. The Gr eat Indian Novel, Reasons of the state, Show business are his famous works . Identify the personality. Kerala
  12. 12. It was created to commemorate the visit of  King George V  and Queen Mary to the place in 1911. Its design is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles , the arch is in Muslim style while the decorations are in Hindu style. Which structure ? Maharashtra
  13. 13. Chaolung Sukhapaa founded this dynasty which ruled over present day Assam for 600 years until they reached their climatic period due to Burmese invasion in the 1820’s. Identify the kingdom. Assam
  14. 14. Born as RamKrishn in Saiyad Alipur, Haryana this researcher , entrepreneur, author and social & political activist is more famous for the recent rise in the popularity of an old trend in India. Identify the person. Haryana
  15. 15. What did Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Qutb Shahi clan do to commemorate the end of plague epidemic in his Kingdom? Andhra Pradesh
  16. 16. This famous mountain pass literally means “ Listening Ears” in Tibetan language. Sealed by India after the 1962 Sino-Indian War, it was re-opened in 2006 and is currently the only open border between India and China . Identify.  Sikkim
  17. 17. This Wildlife Sanctuary located in Arunachal Pradesh derives its name from Red Eagle Division of the Indian Army which was posted in the area in the 1950s. Which bird sanctuary? Arunachal Pradesh
  18. 18. Founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in Varanasi, it is the Biggest residential University in Asia . Identify. U.P
  19. 19. Born as Ramtanu into a  Gaur Brahmin family near Gwalior in 15 th century, he is considered among the greatest composer-musicians ever and is believed to be the ‘ Father of Hindustani Music’. Who? Madhya Pradesh
  20. 20. The famous UNESCO World heritage site, Sun temple of Konark also known as the Black Pagoda was built during the reign of Gangas. What is it shaped like? Orissa
  21. 21. Linguists classify it as an Indo-Aryan tongue . It shares its name with one of the names  Sita, daughter of Janaka, King of Mithila. Though the linguistic centre is Bihar it is the second most spoken language in Nepal . Identify. Bihar
  22. 22. Identify the Composer Tripura
  23. 23. It is believed that the name is derived from a Burmese word that literally means “ People with the pierced ears ”. But a more popular belief says that the name was given by the British which actually means “Naked” in Hindi. Identify the ethnic tribe. Nagaland
  24. 24.   This little village near Cherrapunji is reportedly the wettest place on Earth and holds a Guinness record for the highest rainfall ever. Part of the name means “stone“ in Khasi language. Identify. Meghalaya
  25. 25. Which memorial located in Amritsar? Punjab
  26. 26. Who owns these vehicles ? Mitsubishi Pajero (JHK 05Q 0007) Mahindra Scorpio (JHK 01J 0007) Jharkand
  27. 27. This performance holds the world record for being the biggest mass dance (performed for over 8 minutes by 10000+people). Identify the dance form. Mizoram
  28. 28. A song from the 1991 movie ‘Phool aur Khante’ shot completely in the capital of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Which city ? Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  29. 29. Identify the Author. Himachal Pradesh
  30. 30. In 1942 ,which nation invaded Andaman Islands and established a military base at Port Blair that lasted for over three years? Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  31. 31. This is a famous festival among fishermen called the Narali Poornima celebrated during Raksha Bandhan? What do they do in this festival ? Daman & Diu
  32. 32. Born to French parents in Puducherry , she was sent away to study Drama & Theater at Goldsmiths ,University of London. On returning to India she started with portraying one of the most famous literary characters in Indian history which won her a Filmfare Award for her debut movie. Identify the person . Pondicherry
  33. 33. Which famous place in Delhi is named after this Duke? Delhi
  34. 34. This is the logo of the most famous Corporate entity from J&K . Identify. J&K
  35. 35. This place is a brain child of Le Corbusier, the Swiss-born visionary modernist architect, and was built after Lahore was lost to Pakistan in the 1947 partition. The famous monument marking this place echoes the architect’s vision as  “ open to give, open to receive ”. Identify this place known internationally for its architecture and urban design . GUESS!
  36. 36.   Local traditions attribute the first settlement on this place to the period of Cheraman Perumal, the last king of Kerala. Later Bibis (female rulers) and their husbands ruled the place, until control was passed to Tipu Sultan in 1783. The name is derived from a Sanskrit word that denotes a hundred thousand . Identify. GUESS!
  37. 37.   In ancient times the region was called  Dakshin Kosala and as per a popular belief it takes its present name from the 36 pillars in a Devi temple in the region. Identify. GUESS!
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