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Exquizme-2013 Prelims

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Exquizme-2013 Prelims

  1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Rules • 26 questions. • Each question carries 1 mark. • Star marked question will be considered only when tiebreaker situation arises. The teams having scored the more no. of star marked questions will qualify. • The n-th answer will start with n-th alphabet, i.e. 1st answer will start with A, 2nd answer will start with B and so on.
  3. 3.  Inspired by the groundbreaking work of Friends Without Borders, an International NGO, these two leading dailies started this campaign on 1st January, 2010 to spread peace among the citizens of these two South Asian neighbours.  Name this campaign. 1
  4. 4.  Developed in the 16th century, it was an artificial language basically based on Maithili. Rabindranath Tagore composed his ‘Bhanusingher Padabali’ in this language. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee have also used it in some of his works.  Which language was this? 2
  5. 5.  What name, borrowed from Greek myth, is given to the cold planetoids that are found mainly in the region between the planets – Jupiter and Neptune? (The first one to be discovered was 944 Hidalgo in 1920. However, they were not recognized as a distinct entity until the discovery of 2060 Chiron in 1977.) 3
  6. 6.  Identify the young lady. 4
  7. 7.  On which logo would you find the most well known representation of the national flower of Scotland -- Thistle? 5
  8. 8.  What is the common factor in all these natural objects? (Not an exhaustive list) 6
  9. 9.  What was started by this villager from Varanasi, in a small plot of land near Maniktala donated by Raja Kamala Prasad Mukherjee in 1885? 7
  10. 10.  How do we collectively know this group of entities? -- flow or fluid -- pale green -- stink -- violet & -- unstable 8
  11. 11.  National Floral Emblems are :-1. National flower : Jasminum sambac 2. Flower of charm : Moon Orchid 3. Rare flower : Rafflesia arnoldii  Which geographical region am I referring to? 9
  12. 12.  Whose injury map has been shown? 10
  13. 13.  The song, used in this ad, is originally from the soundtrack of which movie? 11
  14. 14.  It is said to be the only portrait of X drawn during his lifetime by Jyotirindranath Tagore.  Who was X? 12
  15. 15.  Identify this recent newsmaker. 13
  16. 16.  Which country’s flag is this? 14
  17. 17.  Though the word X is very much associated with the publishing industry, it can be used to describe the following vehicles also. Id X. 15
  18. 18.  I am looking for a single-word connection. 16
  19. 19.  Which 2-word Latin phrase literally means, “Where are you going?” (The modern usage of this phrase is credited to St. Peter)   17
  20. 20.  The song titled ‘Hannah’ from the 2004 album The Futurist.  Who is this singer-songwriter-key boardist? 18
  21. 21.  ‘Planck’s Law and Light Quantum Hypothesis’, an academic paper on quantum theory and black body radiation, was first published in a prestigious German journal in 1924.  Who was the author? 19
  22. 22.  What is this type of dress called? 20
  23. 23.  Dialogues from a movie which is said to be a loose adaptation of 1978 Bergmann film ‘Autumn Sonata’. Identify it. 21
  24. 24.  Solve the riddle. 22
  25. 25.  On which Kolkata landmark, would one find these set of sculptures? 23
  26. 26.  Known as Mexican hairless dog in English speaking countries, it has been developed by natural selection for thousands of years. As per biologists, it appear to have been a result of mixing between several Old World dog breeds.  How are they commonly known to us? (Vis - next slide) 24
  27. 27. 24
  28. 28.  It is the print ad of ……. 25
  29. 29.  This Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan awardee also received the 2,434th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 1st March 2011.  Who is he? (Bigger vis – next slide)   26
  30. 30. 26
  31. 31.  Inspired by the groundbreaking work of Friends Without Borders, an International NGO, these two leading dailies started this campaign on 1st January, 2010 to spread peace among the citizens of these two South Asian neighbours.  Name this campaign. 1
  32. 32. Aman Ki Asha 1
  33. 33.  Developed in the 16th century, it was an artificial language basically based on Maithili. Rabindranath Tagore composed his ‘Bhanusingher Padabali’ in this language. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee have also used it in some of his works.  Which language was this? 2
  34. 34. Brajabuli 2
  35. 35.  What name, borrowed from Greek myth, is given to the cold planetoids that are found mainly in the region between the planets – Jupiter and Neptune? (The first one to be discovered was 944 Hidalgo in 1920. However, they were not recognized as a distinct entity until the discovery of 2060 Chiron in 1977.) 3
  36. 36. Centaurs 3
  37. 37.  Identify the young lady. 4
  38. 38. Dipika Pallikal 4
  39. 39.  On which logo would you find the most well known representation of the national flower of Scotland -- Thistle? 5
  40. 40. Encyclopedia Britannica 5
  41. 41.  What is the common factor in all these natural objects? (Not an exhaustive list) 6
  42. 42. Fibonacci Sequence 6
  43. 43.  What was started by this villager from Varanasi, in a small plot of land near Maniktala donated by Raja Kamala Prasad Mukherjee in 1885? 7
  44. 44. Ganguram 7
  45. 45.  How do we collectively know this group of entities? -- flow or fluid -- pale green -- stink -- violet & -- unstable 8
  46. 46. Halogens 8
  47. 47.  National Floral Emblems are :-1. National flower : Jasminum sambac 2. Flower of charm : Moon Orchid 3. Rare flower : Rafflesia arnoldii  Which geographical region am I referring to? 9
  48. 48. Indonesia 9
  49. 49.  Whose injury map has been shown? 10
  50. 50. Jackie Chan 10
  51. 51.  The song, used in this ad, is originally from the soundtrack of which movie? 11
  52. 52. Kal Aaj Aur Kal 11
  53. 53.  It is said to be the only portrait of X drawn during his lifetime by Jyotirindranath Tagore.  Who was X? 12
  54. 54. Lalon Fakir 12
  55. 55.  Identify this recent newsmaker. 13
  56. 56. Magnus Carlsen 13
  57. 57.  Which country’s flag is this? 14
  58. 58. Niger 14
  59. 59.  Though the word X is very much associated with the publishing industry, it can be used to describe the following vehicles also. Id X. 15
  60. 60. Omnibus 15
  61. 61.  I am looking for a single-word connection. 16
  62. 62. Phailin 16
  63. 63.  Which 2-word Latin phrase literally means, “Where are you going?” (The modern usage of this phrase is credited to St. Peter)   17
  64. 64. Quo Vadis 17
  65. 65.  The song titled ‘Hannah’ from the 2004 album The Futurist.  Who is this singer-songwriter-key boardist? 18
  66. 66. Robert Downey Jr. 18
  67. 67.  ‘Planck’s Law and Light Quantum Hypothesis’, an academic paper on quantum theory and black body radiation, was first published in a prestigious German journal in 1924.  Who was the author? 19
  68. 68. Satyendranath Bose 19
  69. 69.  What is this type of dress called? 20
  70. 70. Tartan 20
  71. 71.  Dialogues from a movie which is said to be a loose adaptation of 1978 Bergmann film ‘Autumn Sonata’. Identify it. 21
  72. 72. Unishe April 21
  73. 73.  Solve the riddle. 22
  74. 74. Vikramaditya 22
  75. 75.  On which Kolkata landmark, would one find these set of sculptures? 23
  76. 76. Writers’ Building 23
  77. 77.  Known as Mexican hairless dog in English speaking countries, it has been developed by natural selection for thousands of years. As per biologists, it appear to have been a result of mixing between several Old World dog breeds.  How are they commonly known to us? (Vis - next slide) 24
  78. 78. 24
  79. 79. Xolo 24
  80. 80.  It is the print ad of ……. 25
  81. 81. YouTube 25
  82. 82.  This Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan awardee also received the 2,434th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 1st March 2011.  Who is he? (Bigger vis – next slide)   26
  83. 83. 26
  84. 84. Zubin Mehta 26

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