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Sŭtra - Gen Quiz by Arul Mani - Prelims

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Sŭtra - Gen Quiz by Arul Mani - Prelims

  1. 1. the open quizPRELIMS<br />MRIDANG 2009<br />
  2. 2. Estd. 1983http://kqaquizzes.orghttp;//commmunities.livejournal.com/kqaquizzes<br />The Karnataka Quiz Association<br />
  3. 3. **1. In what long-lasting way did these heterosexual men come together in London around 1959?<br />
  4. 4. Answer<br />
  5. 5. Fleetwood Mac<br />
  6. 6. 2. Map showing travels of a popular crop. Two word name!<br />
  7. 7. Answer<br />
  8. 8. Sweet Potato<br />
  9. 9. 3. Advertising for which cult annual event?<br />
  10. 10. Answer<br />
  11. 11. Burning Man<br />
  12. 12. 4. Where would you find this memorial?<br />
  13. 13. Answer<br />
  14. 14. Clear Lake, IowaThe Day the Music Died<br />
  15. 15. 5. Identify gent on far-right?<br />
  16. 16. Answer<br />
  17. 17. Luz Long<br />
  18. 18. 6. What has been blanked out? Also the reason for the shock !<br />
  19. 19. Answer<br />
  20. 20. B.O.<br />
  21. 21. ** 7. Identify the consumable in the foreground. What famous story did it play a misleading role in?<br />
  22. 22. Answer<br />
  23. 23. BriocheQueen Marie Antoinette’s Let them eat cake Brioche<br />
  24. 24. **8.<br />Happiness, <br />Eternal Life, <br />God, <br />Death, <br />Love, <br />Hope, <br />Silence, <br />Charles De Gaulle, <br />Future, <br />a famous French cyclist, <br />a Paris Street notorious for its prostitutes<br />All these are suggested answers to which bugging question?<br />
  25. 25. Answer<br />
  26. 26. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot.<br />
  27. 27. 9.<br />The Transpolar Drift and the Beaufort Gyre together keep a certain water body unusually free of pollutants. The Transpolar Drift was discovered in 1893 by Fritdjof Nansen who tried to use it to sail to the North Pole. Which water-body?<br />
  28. 28. Answer<br />
  29. 29. Arctic Ocean<br />
  30. 30. **10.<br />The Cosmic Censorship Conjecture is the idea that every black hole will have an event horizon that allows this singularity to remain hidden. This idea was proposed in 1969 by a British scientist who then went on to find superstar status outside the scientific community. Who?<br />
  31. 31. Answer<br />
  32. 32. Roger Penrose<br />
  33. 33. **11.<br />The emperor Trajan added a province named Dacia , north of the Danube to his empire and set about ‘civilising’ the province. This eventually resulted in a present-day language that is more Latinate than others in the region as also in the name of the country—one that acknowledges its ties to the ancient empire. Which country?<br />
  34. 34. Answer<br />
  35. 35. Romania<br />
  36. 36. 12. Statue in honour of?<br />
  37. 37. Answer<br />
  38. 38. SarsenapatiKanhojiAngre<br />
  39. 39. 13.<br />If you encountered “the fail whale”, where would you be?<br />
  40. 40. Answer<br />
  41. 41. Twitter<br />
  42. 42. 14.<br />Bangkok-4; New Delhi-2; Manila, Tokyo, Teheran, Jakarta, Hiroshima, Busan, Doha, Beijing, Seoul: 1. What are we talking about?<br />
  43. 43. Answer<br />
  44. 44. Asian Games Venue<br />
  45. 45. 15.<br />___ ___ ___was a fortified city with thirteen gates which was one of the ancestors of modern-day Delhi. It takes its name from the legendary 12th century figure who had it built. This figure also lends his name to a heroic epic. Name city and person.<br />
  46. 46. Answer<br />
  47. 47. Answer<br />
  48. 48. 16.<br />This town in Haveri district of Karnataka is home to the famous Tarakeshwara temple built by the Chalukyas.. Most of us have heard of this town because it has served as the surname for a famous Hindustani musician and a character actor in Bollywood films and television. Which town?<br />
  49. 49. Answer<br />
  50. 50. Hangal<br />
  51. 51. 17.<br />Queen-Regent Kanchanprabha Devi signed a merger agreement with India in 1949--this brought which former princely state with an international border into the Indian union?<br />
  52. 52. Answer<br />
  53. 53. Tripura<br />
  54. 54. 18.<br />The Tomb of Jahangir, Mohenjodaro, The Khojak Railway Tunnel and the BadshahiMasjid are common pictorial motifs on which currency unit?<br />
  55. 55. Answer<br />
  56. 56. Pakistani Rupee<br />
  57. 57. 19.<br />Which organization, headquartered in Gland, Switzerland, issues a list of Endangered Species every year?<br />
  58. 58. Answer<br />
  59. 59. IUCN<br />
  60. 60. 20.<br />The Printbox is a New York agency specializing in promotional items--their most famous product is made of either rubber or silicone and more than 70 million units have been sold across the world—and in every continent except Antarctica or so they claim. What do they produce?<br />
  61. 61. Answer<br />
  62. 62. Livestrong Bands<br />
  63. 63. 21.<br />Which country uses a name derived from that of its capital while competing in sporting events?<br />
  64. 64. Answer<br />
  65. 65. Taiwan / Chinese Taipei<br />
  66. 66. 22.<br />What event from about ten years ago do we see in this Amul ad?<br />
  67. 67. Answer<br />
  68. 68. Musharraf’s coup / Nawaz Sharif’s arrest<br />
  69. 69. 23.<br />What demand was dropped in 1956 following the Gentleman’s Agreement promising non-discrimination, signed between B Gopal Reddy and B Ramakrishna Rao?<br />
  70. 70. Answer<br />
  71. 71. Telangana<br />
  72. 72. 24.<br />Purists insist that this is employed to make sure that a certain kind of sports equipment is ready for use. What would you knock into readiness using this?<br />
  73. 73. Answer<br />
  74. 74. Cricket Bats<br />
  75. 75. 25. What six-letter word is applied to hair of this colour?<br />
  76. 76. Answer<br />
  77. 77. Auburn<br />
  78. 78. 26. Seen here is the first Indian to win a world championship—the year is 1958. His name?<br />
  79. 79. Answer<br />
  80. 80. Wilson Jones World Amateur Billiards Championship<br />
  81. 81. 27. What hazard is this sign a warning of?<br />
  82. 82. Answer<br />
  83. 83. Avalanche<br />
  84. 84. 28.<br />The area takes its name from the mountain. A resort in the area was in the news, especially in India , in 2009. Identify either.<br />
  85. 85. Answer<br />
  86. 86. Sinhai<br />
  87. 87. This is Hollywood actor Frank Langella playing a famous villain. Either identify the villain or the superhero who he normally confronts.<br />29.<br />
  88. 88. Answer<br />
  89. 89. Skeletor & He-Man<br />
  90. 90. 30.<br />What 8-letter word, borrowed from the name of an animal, is used for this style of serving a mango?<br />
  91. 91. Answer<br />
  92. 92. Hedgehog<br />
  93. 93. **31. Created in 1974 by a designer fascinated with notions of space, it came into its own only in 1980 when the socialist government of that country permitted its export to the West. Since 2007, it has seen a bit of a resurgence, selling more that 15 million units, because, as one analyst says, “in troubled times, adults are looking for things that remind them of happier days”. YouTube features 38000 videos dedicated to this object, and an organisation called WCA brings enthusiasts together for international meets. What are we talking about?<br />
  94. 94. Answer<br />
  95. 95. Rubik’s Cube<br />
  96. 96. **32.<br /> Illegal trade over the India-Bangladesh border is roughly of the same volume as the legal. Wheat, rice, sugar and cough syrup account for 50% of the illegal trade. The other 50% is accounted for by just one commodity—which can fetch as much as $900 per unit. Many people make as much as $22 every time they transport a unit into Bangladesh. <br />This typically involves a jury-rigged mechanism of bamboo poles, iron hooks and old barbed wire because the units are bulky and need to hoisted over a 1- foot high fence . In 2008, the BSF captured about 70000 units, worth $ 63 million, but had to auction them –where they were bought back by the same chaps who tried smuggling them in the first place. What?<br />
  97. 97. Answer<br />
  98. 98. Cows (Beef)<br />
  99. 99. 33.<br />I was born in Hyderabad, married in Lucknow, moved to Tehran, came to Delhi and then never left the city. Who?<br />
  100. 100. Answer<br />
  101. 101. ShehnazHussain<br />
  102. 102. 34.The name is literally ‘pig-fish’. ?<br />
  103. 103. Answer<br />
  104. 104. Porpoise<br />
  105. 105. 35. Identify this Dominican-origin actress. In which 2009 film did you see and not actually see her?<br />
  106. 106. Answer<br />
  107. 107. Zoe Saldana - Avatar<br />

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