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ExQuiz Me - 2016 Prelims

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ExQuiz Me - 2016 Prelims

  1. 1. Elimination Round
  2. 2. Rules * 25 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (all the multiples of 5, i.e – 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. Named one of theNamed one of the 100 Most Influential People in the100 Most Influential People in the World for 2012World for 2012 by the Time magazine, this formerby the Time magazine, this former journalist & social activistjournalist & social activist came into bigtime news incame into bigtime news in the early part of 2016.the early part of 2016. WhoWho is she?is she? oor WhyWhy was she in the news?  was she in the news?   1
  4. 4. As per folklore, whichAs per folklore, which premier institutionpremier institution of India, wasof India, was founded by its most famousfounded by its most famous founderfounder byby selling a royal-selling a royal- footwearfootwear to itsto its original owneroriginal owner? ?  2
  5. 5. What was raised as a part of Charles Barry’sWhat was raised as a part of Charles Barry’s designdesign for a new palacefor a new palace, after the, after the old Palace ofold Palace of Westminster was largely destroyed by fireWestminster was largely destroyed by fire on theon the night of 16 Oct, 1834?night of 16 Oct, 1834? (Despite getting a new name, just a few years back, it is still(Despite getting a new name, just a few years back, it is still known by its earlier name)known by its earlier name) 3
  6. 6. Lorraine DownesLorraine Downes is the firstis the first from her country to win thefrom her country to win the coveted title ofcoveted title of Miss UniverseMiss Universe (in 1983)(in 1983).. Who was her, arguably, moreWho was her, arguably, more famous husbandfamous husband?? 4
  7. 7. TheThe stage-versionstage-version made its West End and worldmade its West End and world premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in May 2015 amidstpremiere at the Phoenix Theatre in May 2015 amidst much fanfare.much fanfare. What is itWhat is it based onbased on?? 5
  8. 8. AA matter of curiositymatter of curiosity since the last few years, it hassince the last few years, it has been recently narrowed down tobeen recently narrowed down to Robin GunninghamRobin Gunningham andand author Elena Ferranteauthor Elena Ferrante. The books authored by. The books authored by Elena which are helping others to draw a conclusion,Elena which are helping others to draw a conclusion, are given below.are given below. What is theWhat is the issueissue?? 6
  9. 9. One of India’s best knownOne of India’s best known novelist,novelist, Nagnath S InamdarNagnath S Inamdar was popular for hiswas popular for his historicalhistorical novelsnovels, like –, like – Jhep, Rajeshri,Jhep, Rajeshri, ShikastaShikasta && ShahenshahShahenshah.  .   Why his novelWhy his novel RaauRaau is creatingis creating lot oflot of interest in recent timesinterest in recent times?? 7
  10. 10. WhichWhich Indian coupleIndian couple waswas also part of this series of printalso part of this series of print ads issued by the Union Bank of India to encourage theads issued by the Union Bank of India to encourage the account holders to openaccount holders to open Joint AccountsJoint Accounts?? 8
  11. 11. ‘‘Chandu’Chandu’, a shelved movie project by director Ajay, a shelved movie project by director Ajay Kanchan andKanchan and backed by Mahesh Bhattbacked by Mahesh Bhatt onon Chandrasekhar PrasadChandrasekhar Prasad who was killed whilewho was killed while addressing a public meeting in Siwan on 1997, is goingaddressing a public meeting in Siwan on 1997, is going to be revived pretty soon.to be revived pretty soon. WhichWhich recent eventsrecent events are said to have influenced theare said to have influenced the makers to revive the project?makers to revive the project? 9
  12. 12. The epithet given to theThe epithet given to the mastermaster criminal Adam Worthcriminal Adam Worth by Scotlandby Scotland Yard detectiveYard detective Robert AndersonRobert Anderson,, caught the fancy of thiscaught the fancy of this gentleman so much that he usedgentleman so much that he used thethe same epithetsame epithet for one of thefor one of the most important charactersmost important characters createdcreated by him.by him. What was that epithet/phrase?What was that epithet/phrase? 10
  13. 13. ThisThis critically acclaimed 1984 filmcritically acclaimed 1984 film, based on a play by, based on a play by Marathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar, wasMarathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar, was primarily shot in whichprimarily shot in which currently-in-news locationcurrently-in-news location?? 11
  14. 14. The young lady (A) performed during theThe young lady (A) performed during the presentation of elements at thepresentation of elements at the FEI EuropeanFEI European Equestrian ChampionshipEquestrian Championship in 2015.in 2015. This 16 year old (B)This 16 year old (B) came to Indiacame to India in January, 2016in January, 2016 andand stood 3rdstood 3rd in a race which wasin a race which was won by Emersonwon by Emerson Fittipaldi’s grandson PietroFittipaldi’s grandson Pietro.. What is theirWhat is their surnamesurname?? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 12
  15. 15. 12 A B
  16. 16. According to the creator,According to the creator, this particularthis particular artworkartwork,, originally named originally named TheThe PoetPoet, is a, is a tributetribute to whichto which ‘man of letters’‘man of letters’?? 13
  17. 17. Former Friends-starFormer Friends-star Matt Le BlancMatt Le Blanc, a, a self-confessedself-confessed fanfan of the show, is going to be theof the show, is going to be the first non-Britishfirst non-British presenterpresenter of which iconic tv-show that has beenof which iconic tv-show that has been accused of jingoism, cultural mockery, distortion ofaccused of jingoism, cultural mockery, distortion of historical facts among many others?historical facts among many others? 14
  18. 18. His failed career as aHis failed career as a pencil-sharpener salesmanpencil-sharpener salesman forced him toforced him to become a writerbecome a writer. In early drafts, he used. In early drafts, he used to write aboutto write about ‘Tublat Zan’‘Tublat Zan’ oror ‘Zantar’‘Zantar’ and his firstand his first complete story was written on the back of usedcomplete story was written on the back of used letterheads and scrap papers.letterheads and scrap papers. Who?Who? 15
  19. 19. This word, used to meanThis word, used to mean ‘joyfully loitering around’‘joyfully loitering around’,, originates from mixed etymological sources -originates from mixed etymological sources - first partfirst part (A) is from(A) is from SanskritSanskrit and theand the latter partlatter part (B) comes from(B) comes from PersianPersian.. WhichWhich wordword, doing rounds in public domain since the, doing rounds in public domain since the last quarter of 2015last quarter of 2015, is this?, is this? (bigger vis – next slide) 16
  20. 20. 16
  21. 21. ThaiyyamThaiyyam or  or TheyyamTheyyam, practiced in, practiced in NorthernNorthern KerelaKerela by Dalits and other low caste communities,by Dalits and other low caste communities, is an elaborate temple dance form. The stories areis an elaborate temple dance form. The stories are usually centered around a Dalit protagonist who isusually centered around a Dalit protagonist who is killed by the upper caste for a transgression.killed by the upper caste for a transgression. Who is said to haveWho is said to have startedstarted this dance form?this dance form? 17
  22. 22. How do we better know -How do we better know - ‘The city of angels, great city‘The city of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seatof immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of godsof the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest’incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest’?? 18
  23. 23. They are theThey are the recipients ofrecipients of ……………… 19
  24. 24. This policewala’sThis policewala’s mostmost memorable momentmemorable moment of hisof his life came in a hot andlife came in a hot and humid eveninghumid evening in 2007in 2007.. Who is he?Who is he? 20
  25. 25. During their peak,During their peak, The BeatlesThe Beatles were finding it verywere finding it very difficult to meet demand for live showsdifficult to meet demand for live shows. Paul. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr has come up with anMcCartney and Ringo Starr has come up with an interesting solution, using theirinteresting solution, using their promotional filmspromotional films includingincluding footage of them eating fish and chipsfootage of them eating fish and chips while messing about on an exercise bicycle.while messing about on an exercise bicycle. This said to haveThis said to have given birthgiven birth to what, considered to beto what, considered to be a norm these days?a norm these days? 21
  26. 26. Identify theIdentify the painterpainter who was, posthumously, namedwho was, posthumously, named ‘Asian of the Century’ in the ‘Arts, Literature, and‘Asian of the Century’ in the ‘Arts, Literature, and Culture’ categoryCulture’ category.. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 22
  27. 27. 22
  28. 28. According to the epic poem According to the epic poem La AraucanaLa Araucana, the, the colours ofcolours of Chilean National FlagChilean National Flag were derived from the flag flownwere derived from the flag flown by the Mapuche during the by the Mapuche during the Arauco WarArauco War. The. The starstar represents a guide to progress and honour;represents a guide to progress and honour; blueblue symbolizes the sky and the Pacific Oceansymbolizes the sky and the Pacific Ocean andand red standsred stands for the blood spilledfor the blood spilled to achieve independence.to achieve independence. What does theWhat does the white colourwhite colour signify in the flag?signify in the flag? 23
  29. 29. Identify theIdentify the ‘hooded actor’‘hooded actor’ from this trailer of thefrom this trailer of the 2016-released2016-released Zoolander 2Zoolander 2.. 24
  30. 30. Though debatable, in some parts of India,Though debatable, in some parts of India, July 30July 30 hashas been designated as thebeen designated as the ‘___ Dibasa‘___ Dibasa’ as’ as Niladri BijeNiladri Bije hashas been traditionally celebrated on that day. At one point,been traditionally celebrated on that day. At one point, the hashtagthe hashtag #____Dibasa#____Dibasa was trending at No. 2was trending at No. 2 nationally.nationally. Just fill in the blank with something for which twoJust fill in the blank with something for which two neighbours are fighting to include it into a veryneighbours are fighting to include it into a very prestigious listprestigious list.. 25
  31. 31. Named one of theNamed one of the 100 Most Influential People in the100 Most Influential People in the World for 2012World for 2012 by the Time magazine, this formerby the Time magazine, this former journalist & social activistjournalist & social activist came into bigtime news incame into bigtime news in the early part of 2016.the early part of 2016. WhoWho is she?is she? oor WhyWhy was she in the news?  was she in the news?   1
  32. 32. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy & she won theSharmeen Obaid Chinoy & she won the Oscar in 2016 for her documentary Oscar in 2016 for her documentary  A Girl in the RiverA Girl in the River.. 1
  33. 33. As per folklore, whichAs per folklore, which premier institutionpremier institution of India, wasof India, was founded by its most famousfounded by its most famous founderfounder byby selling a royal-selling a royal- footwearfootwear to itsto its original owneroriginal owner? ?  2
  34. 34. Benaras Hindu UniversityBenaras Hindu University 2
  35. 35. What was raised as a part of Charles Barry’sWhat was raised as a part of Charles Barry’s designdesign for a new palacefor a new palace, after the, after the old Palace ofold Palace of Westminster was largely destroyed by fireWestminster was largely destroyed by fire on theon the night of 16 Oct, 1834?night of 16 Oct, 1834? (Despite getting a new name, just a few years back, it is still(Despite getting a new name, just a few years back, it is still known by its earlier name)known by its earlier name) 3
  36. 36. Big BenBig Ben 3
  37. 37. Lorraine DownesLorraine Downes is the firstis the first from her country to win thefrom her country to win the coveted title ofcoveted title of Miss UniverseMiss Universe (in 1983)(in 1983).. Who was her, arguably, moreWho was her, arguably, more famous husbandfamous husband?? 4
  38. 38. Martin CroweMartin Crowe 4
  39. 39. TheThe stage-versionstage-version made its West End and worldmade its West End and world premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in May 2015 amidstpremiere at the Phoenix Theatre in May 2015 amidst much fanfare.much fanfare. What is itWhat is it based onbased on?? 5
  40. 40. 5 Bend It Like BeckhamBend It Like Beckham
  41. 41. AA matter of curiositymatter of curiosity since the last few years, it hassince the last few years, it has been recently narrowed down tobeen recently narrowed down to Robin GunninghamRobin Gunningham andand author Elena Ferranteauthor Elena Ferrante. The books authored by. The books authored by Elena which are helping others to draw a conclusion,Elena which are helping others to draw a conclusion, are given below.are given below. What is theWhat is the issueissue?? 6
  42. 42. Who is Banksy?Who is Banksy? 7
  43. 43. One of India’s best knownOne of India’s best known novelist,novelist, Nagnath S InamdarNagnath S Inamdar was popular for hiswas popular for his historicalhistorical novelsnovels, like –, like – Jhep, Rajeshri,Jhep, Rajeshri, ShikastaShikasta && ShahenshahShahenshah.  .   Why his novelWhy his novel RaauRaau is creatingis creating lot oflot of interest in recent timesinterest in recent times?? 7
  44. 44. Bajirao MastaniBajirao Mastani 7
  45. 45. WhichWhich Indian coupleIndian couple waswas also part of this series of printalso part of this series of print ads issued by the Union Bank of India to encourage theads issued by the Union Bank of India to encourage the account holders to openaccount holders to open Joint AccountsJoint Accounts?? 8
  46. 46. Mahatma Gandhi & Kasturba GandhiMahatma Gandhi & Kasturba Gandhi 8
  47. 47. ‘‘Chandu’Chandu’, a shelved movie project by director Ajay, a shelved movie project by director Ajay Kanchan andKanchan and backed by Mahesh Bhattbacked by Mahesh Bhatt onon Chandrasekhar PrasadChandrasekhar Prasad who was killed whilewho was killed while addressing a public meeting in Siwan on 1997, is goingaddressing a public meeting in Siwan on 1997, is going to be revived pretty soon.to be revived pretty soon. WhichWhich recent eventsrecent events are said to have influenced theare said to have influenced the makers to revive the project?makers to revive the project? 9
  48. 48. JNU ControversyJNU Controversy 9
  49. 49. The epithet given to theThe epithet given to the mastermaster criminal Adam Worthcriminal Adam Worth by Scotlandby Scotland Yard detectiveYard detective Robert AndersonRobert Anderson,, caught the fancy of thiscaught the fancy of this gentleman so much that he usedgentleman so much that he used thethe same epithetsame epithet for one of thefor one of the most important charactersmost important characters createdcreated by him.by him. What was that epithet/phrase?What was that epithet/phrase? 10
  50. 50. The Napoleon of CrimeThe Napoleon of Crime 10
  51. 51. ThisThis critically acclaimed 1984 filmcritically acclaimed 1984 film, based on a play by, based on a play by Marathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar, wasMarathi playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar, was primarily shot in whichprimarily shot in which currently-in-news locationcurrently-in-news location?? 11
  52. 52. FTIIFTII 11
  53. 53. The young lady (A) performed during theThe young lady (A) performed during the presentation of elements at thepresentation of elements at the FEI EuropeanFEI European Equestrian ChampionshipEquestrian Championship in 2015.in 2015. This 16 year old (B)This 16 year old (B) came to Indiacame to India in January, 2016in January, 2016 andand stood 3rdstood 3rd in a race which wasin a race which was won by Emersonwon by Emerson Fittipaldi’s grandson PietroFittipaldi’s grandson Pietro.. What is theirWhat is their surnamesurname?? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 12
  54. 54. 12 A B
  55. 55. 12 SchumacherSchumacher
  56. 56. According to the creator,According to the creator, this particularthis particular artworkartwork,, originally named originally named TheThe PoetPoet, is a, is a tributetribute to whichto which ‘man of letters’‘man of letters’?? 13
  57. 57. Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri 13
  58. 58. Former Friends-starFormer Friends-star Matt Le BlancMatt Le Blanc, a, a self-confessedself-confessed fanfan of the show, is going to be theof the show, is going to be the first non-Britishfirst non-British presenterpresenter of which iconic tv-show that has beenof which iconic tv-show that has been accused of jingoism, cultural mockery, distortion ofaccused of jingoism, cultural mockery, distortion of historical facts among many others?historical facts among many others? 14
  59. 59. Top GearTop Gear 14
  60. 60. His failed career as aHis failed career as a pencil-sharpener salesmanpencil-sharpener salesman forced him toforced him to become a writerbecome a writer. In early drafts, he used. In early drafts, he used to write aboutto write about ‘Tublat Zan’‘Tublat Zan’ oror ‘Zantar’‘Zantar’ and his firstand his first complete story was written on the back of usedcomplete story was written on the back of used letterheads and scrap papers.letterheads and scrap papers. Who?Who? 15
  61. 61. Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs 15
  62. 62. This word, used to meanThis word, used to mean ‘joyfully loitering around’‘joyfully loitering around’,, originates from mixed etymological sources -originates from mixed etymological sources - first partfirst part (A) is from(A) is from SanskritSanskrit and theand the latter partlatter part (B) comes from(B) comes from PersianPersian.. WhichWhich wordword, doing rounds in public domain since the, doing rounds in public domain since the last quarter of 2015last quarter of 2015, is this?, is this? (bigger vis – next slide) 16
  63. 63. 16
  64. 64. MatargashtiMatargashti 16
  65. 65. ThaiyyamThaiyyam or  or TheyyamTheyyam, practiced in, practiced in NorthernNorthern KerelaKerela by Dalits and other low caste communities,by Dalits and other low caste communities, is an elaborate temple dance form. The stories areis an elaborate temple dance form. The stories are usually centered around a Dalit protagonist who isusually centered around a Dalit protagonist who is killed by the upper caste for a transgression.killed by the upper caste for a transgression. Who is said to haveWho is said to have startedstarted this dance form?this dance form? 17
  66. 66. ParashuramParashuram 17
  67. 67. How do we better know -How do we better know - ‘The city of angels, great city‘The city of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seatof immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of godsof the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest’incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest’?? 18
  68. 68. BangkokBangkok 18
  69. 69. They are theThey are the recipients ofrecipients of ……………… 19
  70. 70. Neerja Bhanot AwardNeerja Bhanot Award 19
  71. 71. This policewala’sThis policewala’s mostmost memorable momentmemorable moment of hisof his life came in a hot andlife came in a hot and humid eveninghumid evening in 2007in 2007.. Who is he?Who is he? 20
  72. 72. Joginder SharmaJoginder Sharma 20
  73. 73. During their peak,During their peak, The BeatlesThe Beatles were finding it verywere finding it very difficult to meet demand for live showsdifficult to meet demand for live shows. Paul. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr has come up with anMcCartney and Ringo Starr has come up with an interesting solution, using theirinteresting solution, using their promotional filmspromotional films includingincluding footage of them eating fish and chipsfootage of them eating fish and chips while messing about on an exercise bicycle.while messing about on an exercise bicycle. This said to haveThis said to have given birthgiven birth to what, considered to beto what, considered to be a norm these days?a norm these days? 21
  74. 74. Music VideosMusic Videos 21
  75. 75. Identify theIdentify the painterpainter who was, posthumously, namedwho was, posthumously, named ‘Asian of the Century’ in the ‘Arts, Literature, and‘Asian of the Century’ in the ‘Arts, Literature, and Culture’ categoryCulture’ category.. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 22
  76. 76. 22
  77. 77. Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa 22
  78. 78. According to the epic poem According to the epic poem La AraucanaLa Araucana, the, the colours ofcolours of Chilean National FlagChilean National Flag were derived from the flag flownwere derived from the flag flown by the Mapuche during the by the Mapuche during the Arauco WarArauco War. The. The starstar represents a guide to progress and honour;represents a guide to progress and honour; blueblue symbolizes the sky and the Pacific Oceansymbolizes the sky and the Pacific Ocean andand red standsred stands for the blood spilledfor the blood spilled to achieve independence.to achieve independence. What does theWhat does the white colourwhite colour signify in the flag?signify in the flag? 23
  79. 79. AndesAndes 23
  80. 80. Identify theIdentify the ‘hooded actor’‘hooded actor’ from this trailer of thefrom this trailer of the 2016-released2016-released Zoolander 2Zoolander 2.. 24
  81. 81. 24
  82. 82. Though debatable, in some parts of India,Though debatable, in some parts of India, July 30July 30 hashas been designated as thebeen designated as the ‘___ Dibasa‘___ Dibasa’ as’ as Niladri BijeNiladri Bije hashas been traditionally celebrated on that day. At one point,been traditionally celebrated on that day. At one point, the hashtagthe hashtag #____Dibasa#____Dibasa was trending at No. 2was trending at No. 2 nationally.nationally. Just fill in the blank with something for which twoJust fill in the blank with something for which two neighbours are fighting to include it into a veryneighbours are fighting to include it into a very prestigious listprestigious list.. 25
  83. 83. RasagolaRasagola 25

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