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mind grind_prelims_Set 4

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mind grind_prelims_Set 4

  1. 1. 1. Name of the famous king Arthur’s sword was? 2. Deepest lake in the world? 3. Connect:(HINT: Lady on left is referred to as Grandma COBOL)4. “Big Electric cat”, “Dark Matter”, “Merlin”, “Red Pills”, “Venus on Furs” - Connect (Hint: Why do models look better in pictures? 5. In the 1880s, Harvey Henderson Wilcox of Kansas and his wife Daeida moved to Los Angeles from Topeka and bought 160 acres of land in the countryside to the west of the city at the foothills and the Cahuenga Pass. On a train trip to the east, Daeida met a woman who spoke of her country home in Ohio named after a Dutch settlement. She liked the sound of it and upon returning to Southern California, bestowed the name to the family ranch. What was it called? 6. Identify the logo 7. Identify the logo 8. Ownership has changed many times, past owners including the Scottish publisher A & C Black, Horace Everett Hooper,Sears Roebuck and William Benton. The present owner is Jacqui Safra, a Swiss billionaire – and this knowledge vasthouse was currently in news. Identify. 9. Where was the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) established in 1961 ?
  2. 2. 10. Who created the fictional character Swami in his debut novel Swami and Friends ? 11. Cockpit of Europe 12. In Indonesia, it is known as earwig, human and elephant; this game is no longer just for entertainment purpose as shown by Florida Judge who when tired of endless arguemetsn directed the parties concerned to resolve their issues by playing this game! This game is originally called Rochambeau. 13. What is the minimum age for competing in the Olympic Games? 14. What is the claim to fame of Arjun Bajpayee from Noida? (Think adventure sports) 15. Which was the first cricket stadium in India to have floodlights? 16. Which of the following team recently defeated Indian women hockey team in the final match of London Olympic QualifiersBONUS QUESTION 17. *** The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco by Amadeo Giannini in 1904, based on catering to immigrants. Amadeo was raised by the Fava/Stanghellini family when his father was shot while trying to collect on a $10.00 debt. When the 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck, Giannini was able to get all of the deposits out of the bank building and away from the fires. Because San Franciscos banks were in smoldering ruins and unable to open their vaults, Giannini was able to use the rescued funds to start lending within a few days of the disaster. From a makeshift desk of a few planks over two barrels, he loaned money to anyone who was willing to rebuild. Which bank evolved as a result of this tragic incident? 18. *** A famous admiral once spoke of his nations military blunder with the following words: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with terrible resolve". To what event was this admiral referring?19. *** Built at cost of approx. $ 750 million, it was derived from English word which was chosen to represent the wish - “continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European Nations.” At its launch, the champagne bottle, released by model Eva Herzigová failed to break, an inauspicious omen. Identify. (recently in news)

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