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2016 Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open
Quiz Prelims
Your quizmasters…
Venky & KiVi!
Prelims Rules…
 30 questions, all-written
 11 to 17 are starred questions to resolve ties
 No negative marking, please take guesses
 1 point per answer
 8 team finals
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims1
In the early 1950s, when this project—which used among other things
“Magadi pink” and “Turuvekere black”—was ongoing in Bangalore,
there was a requirement of about 5000 unskilled labourers.
a. Which project that saw light of day on Vijayadashami day in 1956?
b. Which group of people largely made up this workforce, given their
definitive availability? They were given a special ‘reward’ once the
project was completed in 1956.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims2
Scottish sculptor David Mach created this permanent public work in
1989 in Kingston upon Thames, London. It takes the form of a row of
twelve of these objects, the first one upright, the others gradually
falling over like dominoes.
a. What are the objects?
b. What three-word title that you would associate with such objects
when they’re dysfunctional, is the name of this installation?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims3
These films are the start and end of whose career?
Of course, many people know him for his post-film career.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims4
James Clerk Maxwell was the first to hold this position from 1871–
79. The position itself was a pre-requisite of the patron of this
institution—he wanted this position to be established in lieu of him
funding a large research lab.
Other luminaries in the role include Lord Rayleigh (1879–1884),
J. J. Thomson (1884-1919), Lord Rutherford (1919–1937), and
Richard Friend has been currently in this position since 1995.
Which position in which institution?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims5
This neighbourhood located at the shore of the Golden Horn got its
name either because of Celtic Gauls who settled there temporarily, or
from the word for milkmen, as the area was used by shepherds for
grazing in the Byzantine era.
Which area that we are familiar through a bridge,
a tower and a football club?
The area might remind Tamilians of chaos or confusion!
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims6
This is the caterpillar of the Charaxinae family, which gives the
Nawab and Rajah butterfly species. All of them have “4 horn-
like projections, covered in a layer of spines, often coupled
with a decorative curl at the end.”
Given its distinctive appearance,
what name is it often known by?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims7
These two Hindi film stars co-starred in about ten films (cameos
included). In each of these films, Y, got screen billing ahead of X.
However, in one movie in 1977, X’s name appeared before Y,
keeping with the name of the characters they played and how
they were ordered in the movie title.
Name the movie.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims8
This is the first logo of which
well-known brand?
The logo on this box of
noodles—their first product—
is a good representation of
their name.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims9
Located in Peloponnese, this idyllic wilderness was the home of Pan,
the god of the forest, according to Greek myth. Virgil wrote his first
major work, Eclogues, a series of poems set here.
Over the years, the word and its variants have been used extensively
in the magical/utopian sense, including in the name of the patriarch of
Macondo in 100 Years of Solitude, a character in The Second
Foundation, and a play by Tom Stoppard.
What’s the seven-letter name, also a part of the title of this Poussin
painting?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims10
This phrase originated during WWII. The earliest reference seems to
be in the 1942 film, The Flying Tigers. The screenplay, which was
written by Kenneth Gamet and Barry Trivers, has a character saying
this in a reference to the flight of replacement pilots:
Gordon: Any word on that flight yet?
Rangoon hotel clerk: Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese
aircraft. She's coming in on one ___ ___ _ ________.
What’s the phrase, which has come to mean, “with miniscule chance
of success”?
Starred questions begin…
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims11*
What ‘double’ have these eight players (exhaustive) achieved?
Who joined this list recently?
•Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1998 Sydney
•Steffi Graf 1999 Sydney
•Martina Hingis 2001 Australian Open
•Kim Clijsters 2002 WTA Finals
•Lindsay Davenport 2004 Los Angeles
•Justine Henin 2007 US Open
•Kim Clijsters 2009 US Open
•Jelena Jankovic 2010 Rome
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims12*
What are these lines describing?
While in the background, a couple is walking away
and a woman caresses her man
as he bends toward her. And on the river that is full
of reflection, white sails, long boats
And in the left foreground, a sportsman or worker
in cap and sleeveless orange shirt, smokes his pipe
looking out at the river, as the sunlight
on the ______ __ __ ______ ______
begins to creep up his leg made of dots
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims13*
This is the double-headed eagle motif of the Byzantine empire. One of
the interpretations is that one head is looking eastward while the
other is looking towards the west.
Which two locations do the heads—
which point in two opposite directions—represent?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims14*
Seen in this picture with Nehru and Indira, are two
people famous in their own right. The bearded
gentleman, at whose estate in Kulu this pic was taken,
was an archaeologist and theosophist.
The person on the extreme right is an Indian diplomat,
who among other things set-up the Pragati Maidan in
Delhi, and has a famous namesake Nobel Prize winner.
Name both – full names required.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims15*
These three elements go together. The first is usually made of metal or
thin wire. Steel is good as it does not rust easily. The second piece is
made of a thin filament, providing flexibility and being lightweight.
Nylon or any similar new-age polymers are used. The last piece is a
weight, and is made of a heavy metal such as lead.
What are the three, users of which profess it gives them utter,
thorough, wholesome joy?
No part points.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims16*
This is a morphed image that did the rounds after a breakthrough win
in 2014. The point was to underline the association of what was on
the player’s left forearm with a pessimistic writer.
Name both, the player and the writer.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims17*
Glow-in the-dark stickers, such as this, are erroneously named. Their
name is a misnomer, for obvious reasons. The substance that gives
them their name is not used to make them, and in all probability has
never been. Silver-activated zinc sulphide or doped strontium
aluminate is what is used nowadays.
The misnomer is a trade name that has stuck, however. Most
shopping sites such as Alibaba list them as such.
What are they called?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
End of starred questions
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims18
Leo Gorcey was an American actor famous for his roles as the head of
hooligan gangs on screen, most famously The Bowery Boys.
For a 1967 ensemble effort by Jann Haworth and her husband, Leo
suffered the same fate as Gandhi, Hitler and Jesus—in his case, he had
demanded a hefty fee for being part of the crowd.
Some of the other reactions for being a part of the same project: Fred
Astaire was pleased. Mae West was aghast that she would be a
member of such a club. Shirley Temple asked to hear the output
before she agreed.
What is Leo Gorcey’s claim to fame / infamy?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims19
We are familiar with the asp that supposedly killed the Egyptian
Queen Cleopatra. Mythological accounts say that it is believed to have
come to the region as a result of a packaging issue while something
was being transported—Our hero puts on winged boots lent to him
and takes off to Mount Olympus with his trophy. On the way, stuff
starts leaking as our man is over Egypt, and so the story goes.
What is the myth?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims20
In his defence, Greg Armfield says he turned away and started doing
other things instead because the action got quite boring. It can
reportedly go on for a couple of hours.
The Mail called him ‘bungling’ in their headline. The Metro took a
more humorous angle, with “Greg, it’s behind you!”. The general
public trolled Greg Armfield to death. Some even said it was
Photoshopped.
Why was everyone going, “I can’t believe you missed that, Greg.”
back in May 2016?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims21
Fill in the blanks.
Both words are the same.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims22
In the early part of the 20th century, the realisation of increased
commercial potential and public relations value brought about
what noble idea that links all these people (non-exhaustive)?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims23
Remember the Jubilee Test of 1979-80, with its known piece of
quizzing trivia of the solar eclipse pushing the rest day forward?
England won the game easily by eight wickets by the fourth afternoon.
Ian Botham took the individual honours with a superb all-round
display. Botham was the first to score a century and take 10 wickets in
a match. Even with such a performance, he had to share honours with
another player.
What was the other world record set in this match, one that was
broken 15 years later?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims24
This signboard is at the entrance/gate to which organised unit?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims25
This is the 6250 chair, launched by the British company G Plan in 1962.
The black vinyl version of this model became iconic through an on-
screen appearance in 1967.
For the first two ‘appearances’ of the character—in 1963 and 1965—
Anthony Dawson as actor and Eric Pohlmann as voice artist are both
uncredited. The end credits show a ? instead of an actor’s name.
Which character? What was the 1967 movie?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims26
A famous aviator of World War II, he captured America’s hearts and
headlines in 1942 after saving the carrier Lexington. In a daring attack
he downed five attacking Japanese bombers. This was two months
after Pearl Harbour.
He died in combat on Nov. 26, 1943, during one of the earliest night-
fighter missions flown from an aircraft carrier.
Name him / how is he recognised?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims27
Its motto is “Nullius in verba”—an expression of the purpose ‘to
withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by
an appeal to facts determined by experiment.’
Christopher Wren’s lecture on a November morning at Gresham
College turned out to be convenient, as it brought together everyone
who was involved.
What resulted from the meeting—the present name which it is
known by coming three years later after a particular nod/ok?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims28
The first one was established to segregate the Jewish residents of
Venice. The area was called so because of its association with the
municipal copper foundry previously located across the canal in the
______ Vecchio (or the Old ______). The word (the blank) is derived
from the Italian word for ‘the pouring or casting of metal’.
What word whose usage increased during the Second World War?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims29
When Byun Jung-il refused to move from the ring after a match at Seoul
1988, the Koreans insisted that he did the right thing protesting a decision
he didn’t agree with. It later transpired that the protest had as much to do
with surprise as with disappointment. He had been secretly promised a
medal by the South Korean authorities.
In an equally shocking final of the light-middleweight division, Roy Jones Jr.
lost to Park Si-Hun, even though Jones completely demolished the South
Korean, who had arrived to the final with five consecutive disputed
victories.
Seoul’s shady dealings got an entire chapter in the go-to book on Olympic
corruption published in 1996. What was the book called?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims30
In 2013, one gene was shown to have mutations that can lead to one
of these tailless creatures. The gene likely has been passed on mainly
through selective breeding by humans on the island. Or, as the myth
goes, Noah slammed a door shut and that’s how the creature lost its
tail.
Which island, or what is this breed known as (also a language spoken
by the people from there)?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Hand In Your Sheets
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims1
In the early 1950s, when this project—which used among other things
“Magadi pink” and “Turuvekere black”—was ongoing in Bangalore,
there was a requirement of about 5000 unskilled labourers.
a. Which project that saw light of day on Vijayadashami day in 1956?
b. Which group of people largely made up this workforce, given their
definitive availability? They were given a special ‘reward’ once the
project was completed in 1956.
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Vidhana Soudha
Prisoners / Convicts
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims2
Scottish sculptor David Mach created this permanent public work in
1989 in Kingston upon Thames, London. It takes the form of a row of
twelve of these objects, the first one upright, the others gradually
falling over like dominoes.
a. What are the objects?
b. What three-word title that you would associate with such objects
when they’re dysfunctional, is the name of this installation?
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
K6 Telephone Boxes
Out of Order
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims3
These films are the start and end of whose career?
Of course, many people know him for his post-film career.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Ronald Reagan
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims4
James Clerk Maxwell was the first to hold this position from 1871–
79. The position itself was a pre-requisite of the patron of this
institution—he wanted this position to be established in lieu of him
funding a large research lab.
Other luminaries in the role include Lord Rayleigh (1879–1884),
J. J. Thomson (1884-1919), Lord Rutherford (1919–1937), and
Richard Friend has been currently in this position since 1995.
Which position in which institution?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Cavendish Professorship of Physics
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims5
This neighbourhood located at the shore of the Golden Horn got its
name either because of Celtic Gauls who settled there temporarily, or
from the word for milkmen, as the area was used by shepherds for
grazing in the Byzantine era.
Which area that we are familiar through a bridge,
a tower and a football club?
The area might remind Tamilians of chaos or confusion!
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Galata
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims6
This is the caterpillar of the Charaxinae family, which gives the
Nawab and Rajah butterfly species. All of them have “4 horn-
like projections, covered in a layer of spines, often coupled
with a decorative curl at the end.”
Given its distinctive appearance,
what name is it often known by?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Dragon-head caterpillar
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims7
These two Hindi film stars co-starred in about ten films (cameos
included). In each of these films, Y, got screen billing ahead of X.
However, in one movie in 1977, X’s name appeared before Y,
keeping with the name of the characters they played and how
they were ordered in the movie title.
Name the movie.
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Amar Akbar Anthony
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims8
This is the first logo of which
well-known brand?
The logo on this box of
noodles—their first product—
is a good representation of
their name.
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Samsung
Whose name means “three stars”
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims9
Located in Peloponnese, this idyllic wilderness was the home of Pan,
the god of the forest, according to Greek myth. Virgil wrote his first
major work, Eclogues, a series of poems set here.
Over the years, the word and its variants have been used extensively
in the magical/utopian sense, including in the name of the patriarch of
Macondo in 100 Years of Solitude, a character in The Second
Foundation, and a play by Tom Stoppard.
What’s the seven-letter name,
also a part of the title of this Poussin painting?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Arcadia
The painting is Et in Arcadia ego
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims10
This phrase originated during WWII. The earliest reference seems to
be in the 1942 film, The Flying Tigers. The screenplay, which was
written by Kenneth Gamet and Barry Trivers, has a character saying
this in a reference to the flight of replacement pilots:
Gordon: Any word on that flight yet?
Rangoon hotel clerk: Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese
aircraft. She's coming in on one ___ ___ _ ________.
What’s the phrase, which has come to mean, “with miniscule chance
of success”?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Wing and a prayer
Starred questions begin…
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims11*
What ‘double’ have these eight players (exhaustive) achieved?
Who joined this list recently?
•Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1998 Sydney
•Steffi Graf 1999 Sydney
•Martina Hingis 2001 Australian Open
•Kim Clijsters 2002 WTA Finals
•Lindsay Davenport 2004 Los Angeles
•Justine Henin 2007 US Open
•Kim Clijsters 2009 US Open
•Jelena Jankovic 2010 Rome
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Beating both Williams sisters in a tournament
Karolina Pliskova
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims12*
What are these lines describing?
While in the background, a couple is walking away
and a woman caresses her man
as he bends toward her. And on the river that is full
of reflection, white sails, long boats
And in the left foreground, a sportsman or worker
in cap and sleeveless orange shirt, smokes his pipe
looking out at the river, as the sunlight
on the ______ __ __ ______ ______
begins to creep up his leg made of dots
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims13*
This is the double-headed eagle motif of the Byzantine empire. One of
the interpretations is that one head is looking eastward while the
other is looking towards the west.
Which two locations do the heads—
which point in two opposite directions—represent?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Rome and Constantinople
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims14*
Seen in this picture with Nehru and Indira, are two
people famous in their own right. The bearded
gentleman, at whose estate in Kulu this pic was taken,
was an archaeologist and theosophist.
The person on the extreme right is an Indian diplomat,
who among other things set-up the Pragati Maidan in
Delhi, and has a famous namesake Nobel Prize winner.
Name both – full names required.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Nicholas Roerich
MohammedYunus
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims15*
These three elements go together. The first is usually made of metal or
thin wire. Steel is good as it does not rust easily. The second piece is
made of a thin filament, providing flexibility and being lightweight.
Nylon or any similar new-age polymers are used. The last piece is a
weight, and is made of a heavy metal such as lead.
What are the three, users of which profess it gives them utter,
thorough, wholesome joy?
No part points.
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Hook, line and sinker
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims16*
This is a morphed image that did the rounds after a breakthrough win
in 2014. The point was to underline the association of what was on
the player’s left forearm with a pessimistic writer.
Name both, the player and the writer.
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Samuel Beckett
Stan Wawrinka
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims17*
Glow-in the-dark stickers, such as this, are erroneously named. Their
name is a misnomer, for obvious reasons. The substance that gives
them their name is not used to make them, and in all probability has
never been. Silver-activated zinc sulphide or doped strontium
aluminate is what is used nowadays.
The misnomer is a trade name that has stuck, however. Most
shopping sites such as Alibaba list them as such.
What are they called?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Radium stickers
End of starred questions
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims18
Leo Gorcey was an American actor famous for his roles as the head of
hooligan gangs on screen, most famously The Bowery Boys.
For a 1967 ensemble effort by Jann Haworth and her husband, Leo
suffered the same fate as Gandhi, Hitler and Jesus—in his case, he had
demanded a hefty fee for being part of the crowd.
Some of the other reactions for being a part of the same project: Fred
Astaire was pleased. Mae West was aghast that she would be a
member of such a club. Shirley Temple asked to hear the output
before she agreed.
What is Leo Gorcey’s claim to fame / infamy?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Excluded/air-brushed from the Sgt Pepper’s cover
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims19
We are familiar with the asp that supposedly killed the Egyptian
Queen Cleopatra. Mythological accounts say that it is believed to have
come to the region as a result of a packaging issue while something
was being transported—Our hero puts on winged boots lent to him
and takes off to Mount Olympus with his trophy. On the way, stuff
starts leaking as our man is over Egypt, and so the story goes.
What is the myth?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Perseus was flying with Medusa’s
head. Blood drips and ends up
spawning snakes on the ground.
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims20
In his defence, Greg Armfield says he turned away and started doing
other things instead because the action got quite boring. It can
reportedly go on for a couple of hours.
The Mail called him ‘bungling’ in their headline. The Metro took a
more humorous angle, with “Greg, it’s behind you!”. The general
public trolled Greg Armfield to death. Some even said it was
Photoshopped.
Why was everyone going, “I can’t believe you missed that, Greg.”
back in May 2016?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
The mating rhinos
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims21
Fill in the blanks.
Both words are the same.
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Stoic
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims22
In the early part of the 20th century, the realisation of increased
commercial potential and public relations value brought about
what noble idea that links all these people (non-exhaustive)?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
The usage of titles like King, Queen, Count and Duke
to refer to musicians
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims23
Remember the Jubilee Test of 1979-80, with its known piece of
quizzing trivia of the solar eclipse pushing the rest day forward?
England won the game easily by eight wickets by the fourth afternoon.
Ian Botham took the individual honours with a superb all-round
display. Botham was the first to score a century and take 10 wickets in
a match. Even with such a performance, he had to share honours with
another player.
What was the other world record set in this match, one that was
broken 15 years later?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Bob Taylor took ten catches,
the record for dismissals by a keeper
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims24
This signboard is at the entrance/gate to which organised unit?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Kumaon Regiment
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims25
This is the 6250 chair, launched by the British company G Plan in 1962.
The black vinyl version of this model became iconic through an on-
screen appearance in 1967.
For the first two ‘appearances’ of the character—in 1963 and 1965—
Anthony Dawson as actor and Eric Pohlmann as voice artist are both
uncredited. The end credits show a ? instead of an actor’s name.
Which character? What was the 1967 movie?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Blofeld
You Only Live Twice
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims26
A famous aviator of World War II, he captured America’s hearts and
headlines in 1942 after saving the carrier Lexington. In a daring attack
he downed five attacking Japanese bombers. This was two months
after Pearl Harbour.
He died in combat on Nov. 26, 1943, during one of the earliest night-
fighter missions flown from an aircraft carrier.
Name him / how is he recognised?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Edward ‘Butch’ O’Hare / Chicago airport is named after him
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims27
Its motto is “Nullius in verba”—an expression of the purpose ‘to
withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by
an appeal to facts determined by experiment.’
Christopher Wren’s lecture on a November morning at Gresham
College turned out to be convenient, as it brought together everyone
who was involved.
What resulted from the meeting—the present name which it is
known by coming three years later after a particular nod/ok?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
The Royal Society
The group met in 1660 and formed a sort of fellowship.
They received royal approval in 1663 and from then on are known as ‘The
Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge.’
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims28
The first one was established to segregate the Jewish residents of
Venice. The area was called so because of its association with the
municipal copper foundry previously located across the canal in the
______ Vecchio (or the Old ______). The word (the blank) is derived
from the Italian word for ‘the pouring or casting of metal’.
What word whose usage increased during the Second World War?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
Ghetto
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims29
When Byun Jung-il refused to move from the ring after a match at Seoul
1988, the Koreans insisted that he did the right thing protesting a decision
he didn’t agree with. It later transpired that the protest had as much to do
with surprise as with disappointment. He had been secretly promised a
medal by the South Korean authorities.
In an equally shocking final of the light-middleweight division, Roy Jones Jr.
lost to Park Si-Hun, even though Jones completely demolished the South
Korean, who had arrived to the final with five consecutive disputed
victories.
Seoul’s shady dealings got an entire chapter in the go-to book on Olympic
corruption published in 1996. What was the book called?
Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
The New Lords of the Rings
Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims30
In 2013, one gene was shown to have mutations that can lead to one
of these tailless creatures. The gene likely has been passed on mainly
through selective breeding by humans on the island. Or, as the myth
goes, Noah slammed a door shut and that’s how the creature lost its
tail.
Which island, or what is this breed known as (also a language spoken
by the people from there)?
2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
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2016 KQA Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims

  • 1. 2016 Ganesh Nayak Memorial Open Quiz Prelims
  • 3. Prelims Rules…  30 questions, all-written  11 to 17 are starred questions to resolve ties  No negative marking, please take guesses  1 point per answer  8 team finals
  • 4. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims1 In the early 1950s, when this project—which used among other things “Magadi pink” and “Turuvekere black”—was ongoing in Bangalore, there was a requirement of about 5000 unskilled labourers. a. Which project that saw light of day on Vijayadashami day in 1956? b. Which group of people largely made up this workforce, given their definitive availability? They were given a special ‘reward’ once the project was completed in 1956.
  • 5. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims2 Scottish sculptor David Mach created this permanent public work in 1989 in Kingston upon Thames, London. It takes the form of a row of twelve of these objects, the first one upright, the others gradually falling over like dominoes. a. What are the objects? b. What three-word title that you would associate with such objects when they’re dysfunctional, is the name of this installation?
  • 7. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims3 These films are the start and end of whose career? Of course, many people know him for his post-film career.
  • 9. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims4 James Clerk Maxwell was the first to hold this position from 1871– 79. The position itself was a pre-requisite of the patron of this institution—he wanted this position to be established in lieu of him funding a large research lab. Other luminaries in the role include Lord Rayleigh (1879–1884), J. J. Thomson (1884-1919), Lord Rutherford (1919–1937), and Richard Friend has been currently in this position since 1995. Which position in which institution?
  • 10. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims5 This neighbourhood located at the shore of the Golden Horn got its name either because of Celtic Gauls who settled there temporarily, or from the word for milkmen, as the area was used by shepherds for grazing in the Byzantine era. Which area that we are familiar through a bridge, a tower and a football club? The area might remind Tamilians of chaos or confusion!
  • 11. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims6 This is the caterpillar of the Charaxinae family, which gives the Nawab and Rajah butterfly species. All of them have “4 horn- like projections, covered in a layer of spines, often coupled with a decorative curl at the end.” Given its distinctive appearance, what name is it often known by?
  • 13. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims7 These two Hindi film stars co-starred in about ten films (cameos included). In each of these films, Y, got screen billing ahead of X. However, in one movie in 1977, X’s name appeared before Y, keeping with the name of the characters they played and how they were ordered in the movie title. Name the movie.
  • 14. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims8 This is the first logo of which well-known brand? The logo on this box of noodles—their first product— is a good representation of their name.
  • 15. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims9 Located in Peloponnese, this idyllic wilderness was the home of Pan, the god of the forest, according to Greek myth. Virgil wrote his first major work, Eclogues, a series of poems set here. Over the years, the word and its variants have been used extensively in the magical/utopian sense, including in the name of the patriarch of Macondo in 100 Years of Solitude, a character in The Second Foundation, and a play by Tom Stoppard. What’s the seven-letter name, also a part of the title of this Poussin painting?
  • 17. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims10 This phrase originated during WWII. The earliest reference seems to be in the 1942 film, The Flying Tigers. The screenplay, which was written by Kenneth Gamet and Barry Trivers, has a character saying this in a reference to the flight of replacement pilots: Gordon: Any word on that flight yet? Rangoon hotel clerk: Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese aircraft. She's coming in on one ___ ___ _ ________. What’s the phrase, which has come to mean, “with miniscule chance of success”?
  • 19. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims11* What ‘double’ have these eight players (exhaustive) achieved? Who joined this list recently? •Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1998 Sydney •Steffi Graf 1999 Sydney •Martina Hingis 2001 Australian Open •Kim Clijsters 2002 WTA Finals •Lindsay Davenport 2004 Los Angeles •Justine Henin 2007 US Open •Kim Clijsters 2009 US Open •Jelena Jankovic 2010 Rome
  • 20. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims12* What are these lines describing? While in the background, a couple is walking away and a woman caresses her man as he bends toward her. And on the river that is full of reflection, white sails, long boats And in the left foreground, a sportsman or worker in cap and sleeveless orange shirt, smokes his pipe looking out at the river, as the sunlight on the ______ __ __ ______ ______ begins to creep up his leg made of dots
  • 21. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims13* This is the double-headed eagle motif of the Byzantine empire. One of the interpretations is that one head is looking eastward while the other is looking towards the west. Which two locations do the heads— which point in two opposite directions—represent?
  • 23. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims14* Seen in this picture with Nehru and Indira, are two people famous in their own right. The bearded gentleman, at whose estate in Kulu this pic was taken, was an archaeologist and theosophist. The person on the extreme right is an Indian diplomat, who among other things set-up the Pragati Maidan in Delhi, and has a famous namesake Nobel Prize winner. Name both – full names required.
  • 25. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims15* These three elements go together. The first is usually made of metal or thin wire. Steel is good as it does not rust easily. The second piece is made of a thin filament, providing flexibility and being lightweight. Nylon or any similar new-age polymers are used. The last piece is a weight, and is made of a heavy metal such as lead. What are the three, users of which profess it gives them utter, thorough, wholesome joy? No part points.
  • 26. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims16* This is a morphed image that did the rounds after a breakthrough win in 2014. The point was to underline the association of what was on the player’s left forearm with a pessimistic writer. Name both, the player and the writer.
  • 29. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims17* Glow-in the-dark stickers, such as this, are erroneously named. Their name is a misnomer, for obvious reasons. The substance that gives them their name is not used to make them, and in all probability has never been. Silver-activated zinc sulphide or doped strontium aluminate is what is used nowadays. The misnomer is a trade name that has stuck, however. Most shopping sites such as Alibaba list them as such. What are they called?
  • 31. End of starred questions
  • 32. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims18 Leo Gorcey was an American actor famous for his roles as the head of hooligan gangs on screen, most famously The Bowery Boys. For a 1967 ensemble effort by Jann Haworth and her husband, Leo suffered the same fate as Gandhi, Hitler and Jesus—in his case, he had demanded a hefty fee for being part of the crowd. Some of the other reactions for being a part of the same project: Fred Astaire was pleased. Mae West was aghast that she would be a member of such a club. Shirley Temple asked to hear the output before she agreed. What is Leo Gorcey’s claim to fame / infamy?
  • 33. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims19 We are familiar with the asp that supposedly killed the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Mythological accounts say that it is believed to have come to the region as a result of a packaging issue while something was being transported—Our hero puts on winged boots lent to him and takes off to Mount Olympus with his trophy. On the way, stuff starts leaking as our man is over Egypt, and so the story goes. What is the myth?
  • 34. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims20 In his defence, Greg Armfield says he turned away and started doing other things instead because the action got quite boring. It can reportedly go on for a couple of hours. The Mail called him ‘bungling’ in their headline. The Metro took a more humorous angle, with “Greg, it’s behind you!”. The general public trolled Greg Armfield to death. Some even said it was Photoshopped. Why was everyone going, “I can’t believe you missed that, Greg.” back in May 2016?
  • 35. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims21 Fill in the blanks. Both words are the same.
  • 36. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims22 In the early part of the 20th century, the realisation of increased commercial potential and public relations value brought about what noble idea that links all these people (non-exhaustive)?
  • 39. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims23 Remember the Jubilee Test of 1979-80, with its known piece of quizzing trivia of the solar eclipse pushing the rest day forward? England won the game easily by eight wickets by the fourth afternoon. Ian Botham took the individual honours with a superb all-round display. Botham was the first to score a century and take 10 wickets in a match. Even with such a performance, he had to share honours with another player. What was the other world record set in this match, one that was broken 15 years later?
  • 40. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims24 This signboard is at the entrance/gate to which organised unit?
  • 41. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims25 This is the 6250 chair, launched by the British company G Plan in 1962. The black vinyl version of this model became iconic through an on- screen appearance in 1967. For the first two ‘appearances’ of the character—in 1963 and 1965— Anthony Dawson as actor and Eric Pohlmann as voice artist are both uncredited. The end credits show a ? instead of an actor’s name. Which character? What was the 1967 movie?
  • 43. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims26 A famous aviator of World War II, he captured America’s hearts and headlines in 1942 after saving the carrier Lexington. In a daring attack he downed five attacking Japanese bombers. This was two months after Pearl Harbour. He died in combat on Nov. 26, 1943, during one of the earliest night- fighter missions flown from an aircraft carrier. Name him / how is he recognised?
  • 44. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims27 Its motto is “Nullius in verba”—an expression of the purpose ‘to withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment.’ Christopher Wren’s lecture on a November morning at Gresham College turned out to be convenient, as it brought together everyone who was involved. What resulted from the meeting—the present name which it is known by coming three years later after a particular nod/ok?
  • 45. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims28 The first one was established to segregate the Jewish residents of Venice. The area was called so because of its association with the municipal copper foundry previously located across the canal in the ______ Vecchio (or the Old ______). The word (the blank) is derived from the Italian word for ‘the pouring or casting of metal’. What word whose usage increased during the Second World War?
  • 46. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims29 When Byun Jung-il refused to move from the ring after a match at Seoul 1988, the Koreans insisted that he did the right thing protesting a decision he didn’t agree with. It later transpired that the protest had as much to do with surprise as with disappointment. He had been secretly promised a medal by the South Korean authorities. In an equally shocking final of the light-middleweight division, Roy Jones Jr. lost to Park Si-Hun, even though Jones completely demolished the South Korean, who had arrived to the final with five consecutive disputed victories. Seoul’s shady dealings got an entire chapter in the go-to book on Olympic corruption published in 1996. What was the book called?
  • 47. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims30 In 2013, one gene was shown to have mutations that can lead to one of these tailless creatures. The gene likely has been passed on mainly through selective breeding by humans on the island. Or, as the myth goes, Noah slammed a door shut and that’s how the creature lost its tail. Which island, or what is this breed known as (also a language spoken by the people from there)?
  • 49. Hand In Your Sheets
  • 50. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims1 In the early 1950s, when this project—which used among other things “Magadi pink” and “Turuvekere black”—was ongoing in Bangalore, there was a requirement of about 5000 unskilled labourers. a. Which project that saw light of day on Vijayadashami day in 1956? b. Which group of people largely made up this workforce, given their definitive availability? They were given a special ‘reward’ once the project was completed in 1956.
  • 51. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Vidhana Soudha Prisoners / Convicts
  • 52. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims2 Scottish sculptor David Mach created this permanent public work in 1989 in Kingston upon Thames, London. It takes the form of a row of twelve of these objects, the first one upright, the others gradually falling over like dominoes. a. What are the objects? b. What three-word title that you would associate with such objects when they’re dysfunctional, is the name of this installation?
  • 53. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims
  • 54. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims K6 Telephone Boxes Out of Order
  • 55. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims3 These films are the start and end of whose career? Of course, many people know him for his post-film career.
  • 57. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Ronald Reagan
  • 58. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims4 James Clerk Maxwell was the first to hold this position from 1871– 79. The position itself was a pre-requisite of the patron of this institution—he wanted this position to be established in lieu of him funding a large research lab. Other luminaries in the role include Lord Rayleigh (1879–1884), J. J. Thomson (1884-1919), Lord Rutherford (1919–1937), and Richard Friend has been currently in this position since 1995. Which position in which institution?
  • 59. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Cavendish Professorship of Physics
  • 60. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims5 This neighbourhood located at the shore of the Golden Horn got its name either because of Celtic Gauls who settled there temporarily, or from the word for milkmen, as the area was used by shepherds for grazing in the Byzantine era. Which area that we are familiar through a bridge, a tower and a football club? The area might remind Tamilians of chaos or confusion!
  • 61. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Galata
  • 62. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims6 This is the caterpillar of the Charaxinae family, which gives the Nawab and Rajah butterfly species. All of them have “4 horn- like projections, covered in a layer of spines, often coupled with a decorative curl at the end.” Given its distinctive appearance, what name is it often known by?
  • 64. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Dragon-head caterpillar
  • 65. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims7 These two Hindi film stars co-starred in about ten films (cameos included). In each of these films, Y, got screen billing ahead of X. However, in one movie in 1977, X’s name appeared before Y, keeping with the name of the characters they played and how they were ordered in the movie title. Name the movie.
  • 66. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Amar Akbar Anthony
  • 67. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims8 This is the first logo of which well-known brand? The logo on this box of noodles—their first product— is a good representation of their name.
  • 68. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Samsung Whose name means “three stars”
  • 69. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims9 Located in Peloponnese, this idyllic wilderness was the home of Pan, the god of the forest, according to Greek myth. Virgil wrote his first major work, Eclogues, a series of poems set here. Over the years, the word and its variants have been used extensively in the magical/utopian sense, including in the name of the patriarch of Macondo in 100 Years of Solitude, a character in The Second Foundation, and a play by Tom Stoppard. What’s the seven-letter name, also a part of the title of this Poussin painting?
  • 71. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Arcadia The painting is Et in Arcadia ego
  • 72. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims10 This phrase originated during WWII. The earliest reference seems to be in the 1942 film, The Flying Tigers. The screenplay, which was written by Kenneth Gamet and Barry Trivers, has a character saying this in a reference to the flight of replacement pilots: Gordon: Any word on that flight yet? Rangoon hotel clerk: Yes sir, it was attacked and fired on by Japanese aircraft. She's coming in on one ___ ___ _ ________. What’s the phrase, which has come to mean, “with miniscule chance of success”?
  • 73. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Wing and a prayer
  • 75. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims11* What ‘double’ have these eight players (exhaustive) achieved? Who joined this list recently? •Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1998 Sydney •Steffi Graf 1999 Sydney •Martina Hingis 2001 Australian Open •Kim Clijsters 2002 WTA Finals •Lindsay Davenport 2004 Los Angeles •Justine Henin 2007 US Open •Kim Clijsters 2009 US Open •Jelena Jankovic 2010 Rome
  • 76. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Beating both Williams sisters in a tournament Karolina Pliskova
  • 77. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims12* What are these lines describing? While in the background, a couple is walking away and a woman caresses her man as he bends toward her. And on the river that is full of reflection, white sails, long boats And in the left foreground, a sportsman or worker in cap and sleeveless orange shirt, smokes his pipe looking out at the river, as the sunlight on the ______ __ __ ______ ______ begins to creep up his leg made of dots
  • 78. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
  • 79. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims13* This is the double-headed eagle motif of the Byzantine empire. One of the interpretations is that one head is looking eastward while the other is looking towards the west. Which two locations do the heads— which point in two opposite directions—represent?
  • 81. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Rome and Constantinople
  • 82. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims14* Seen in this picture with Nehru and Indira, are two people famous in their own right. The bearded gentleman, at whose estate in Kulu this pic was taken, was an archaeologist and theosophist. The person on the extreme right is an Indian diplomat, who among other things set-up the Pragati Maidan in Delhi, and has a famous namesake Nobel Prize winner. Name both – full names required.
  • 84. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Nicholas Roerich MohammedYunus
  • 85. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims15* These three elements go together. The first is usually made of metal or thin wire. Steel is good as it does not rust easily. The second piece is made of a thin filament, providing flexibility and being lightweight. Nylon or any similar new-age polymers are used. The last piece is a weight, and is made of a heavy metal such as lead. What are the three, users of which profess it gives them utter, thorough, wholesome joy? No part points.
  • 86. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Hook, line and sinker
  • 87. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims16* This is a morphed image that did the rounds after a breakthrough win in 2014. The point was to underline the association of what was on the player’s left forearm with a pessimistic writer. Name both, the player and the writer.
  • 90. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Samuel Beckett Stan Wawrinka
  • 91. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims17* Glow-in the-dark stickers, such as this, are erroneously named. Their name is a misnomer, for obvious reasons. The substance that gives them their name is not used to make them, and in all probability has never been. Silver-activated zinc sulphide or doped strontium aluminate is what is used nowadays. The misnomer is a trade name that has stuck, however. Most shopping sites such as Alibaba list them as such. What are they called?
  • 93. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Radium stickers
  • 94. End of starred questions
  • 95. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims18 Leo Gorcey was an American actor famous for his roles as the head of hooligan gangs on screen, most famously The Bowery Boys. For a 1967 ensemble effort by Jann Haworth and her husband, Leo suffered the same fate as Gandhi, Hitler and Jesus—in his case, he had demanded a hefty fee for being part of the crowd. Some of the other reactions for being a part of the same project: Fred Astaire was pleased. Mae West was aghast that she would be a member of such a club. Shirley Temple asked to hear the output before she agreed. What is Leo Gorcey’s claim to fame / infamy?
  • 96. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Excluded/air-brushed from the Sgt Pepper’s cover
  • 97. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims19 We are familiar with the asp that supposedly killed the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Mythological accounts say that it is believed to have come to the region as a result of a packaging issue while something was being transported—Our hero puts on winged boots lent to him and takes off to Mount Olympus with his trophy. On the way, stuff starts leaking as our man is over Egypt, and so the story goes. What is the myth?
  • 98. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Perseus was flying with Medusa’s head. Blood drips and ends up spawning snakes on the ground.
  • 99. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims20 In his defence, Greg Armfield says he turned away and started doing other things instead because the action got quite boring. It can reportedly go on for a couple of hours. The Mail called him ‘bungling’ in their headline. The Metro took a more humorous angle, with “Greg, it’s behind you!”. The general public trolled Greg Armfield to death. Some even said it was Photoshopped. Why was everyone going, “I can’t believe you missed that, Greg.” back in May 2016?
  • 100. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims The mating rhinos
  • 101. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims21 Fill in the blanks. Both words are the same.
  • 102. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Stoic
  • 103. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims22 In the early part of the 20th century, the realisation of increased commercial potential and public relations value brought about what noble idea that links all these people (non-exhaustive)?
  • 106. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims The usage of titles like King, Queen, Count and Duke to refer to musicians
  • 107. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims23 Remember the Jubilee Test of 1979-80, with its known piece of quizzing trivia of the solar eclipse pushing the rest day forward? England won the game easily by eight wickets by the fourth afternoon. Ian Botham took the individual honours with a superb all-round display. Botham was the first to score a century and take 10 wickets in a match. Even with such a performance, he had to share honours with another player. What was the other world record set in this match, one that was broken 15 years later?
  • 108. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Bob Taylor took ten catches, the record for dismissals by a keeper
  • 109. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims24 This signboard is at the entrance/gate to which organised unit?
  • 110. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Kumaon Regiment
  • 111. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims25 This is the 6250 chair, launched by the British company G Plan in 1962. The black vinyl version of this model became iconic through an on- screen appearance in 1967. For the first two ‘appearances’ of the character—in 1963 and 1965— Anthony Dawson as actor and Eric Pohlmann as voice artist are both uncredited. The end credits show a ? instead of an actor’s name. Which character? What was the 1967 movie?
  • 113. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Blofeld You Only Live Twice
  • 114. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims26 A famous aviator of World War II, he captured America’s hearts and headlines in 1942 after saving the carrier Lexington. In a daring attack he downed five attacking Japanese bombers. This was two months after Pearl Harbour. He died in combat on Nov. 26, 1943, during one of the earliest night- fighter missions flown from an aircraft carrier. Name him / how is he recognised?
  • 115. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Edward ‘Butch’ O’Hare / Chicago airport is named after him
  • 116. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims27 Its motto is “Nullius in verba”—an expression of the purpose ‘to withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment.’ Christopher Wren’s lecture on a November morning at Gresham College turned out to be convenient, as it brought together everyone who was involved. What resulted from the meeting—the present name which it is known by coming three years later after a particular nod/ok?
  • 117. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims The Royal Society The group met in 1660 and formed a sort of fellowship. They received royal approval in 1663 and from then on are known as ‘The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge.’
  • 118. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims28 The first one was established to segregate the Jewish residents of Venice. The area was called so because of its association with the municipal copper foundry previously located across the canal in the ______ Vecchio (or the Old ______). The word (the blank) is derived from the Italian word for ‘the pouring or casting of metal’. What word whose usage increased during the Second World War?
  • 119. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Ghetto
  • 120. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims29 When Byun Jung-il refused to move from the ring after a match at Seoul 1988, the Koreans insisted that he did the right thing protesting a decision he didn’t agree with. It later transpired that the protest had as much to do with surprise as with disappointment. He had been secretly promised a medal by the South Korean authorities. In an equally shocking final of the light-middleweight division, Roy Jones Jr. lost to Park Si-Hun, even though Jones completely demolished the South Korean, who had arrived to the final with five consecutive disputed victories. Seoul’s shady dealings got an entire chapter in the go-to book on Olympic corruption published in 1996. What was the book called?
  • 121. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims The New Lords of the Rings
  • 122. Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims30 In 2013, one gene was shown to have mutations that can lead to one of these tailless creatures. The gene likely has been passed on mainly through selective breeding by humans on the island. Or, as the myth goes, Noah slammed a door shut and that’s how the creature lost its tail. Which island, or what is this breed known as (also a language spoken by the people from there)?
  • 124. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Ganesh Nayak 2016 Prelims Manx Cat / Isle of Man
  • 125. Scores & FINALS IN A FEW MIN