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Gen quiz prelims

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Gen quiz prelims

  1. 1. Elimination Round
  2. 2. Rules• 26 questions.• Each question carries 1 mark.• Star marked question will be considered only when tie- breaker 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. * Identify the author.
  4. 4. * Which forthcoming Indian movie,reportedly, took it’s title from the last wordsspoken by main protagonist’s father, duringthe communal riots of Indian-Partition?
  5. 5. * It started its journey in Telugu and Tamil in July1947. Kannada edition first appeared in July 1949followed by Hindi in August 1949. Marathi and Malayalam editions appeared in April 1952followed by Gujarati in 1954, English in 1955,Oriya and Sindhi in 1956, Bengali in 1972,Sinhala in 1978, Sanskrit in 1984 and Santali in2004. It ceased its operation in 1998, but revived ayear later.* What am I talking about?
  6. 6. * Representation of ………
  7. 7. * Name this super-group.
  8. 8. * Named after this building (vis), whichsuperfast train connects Howrah toSecundrabad? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  9. 9. * It is the flag of ……………
  10. 10. * This talk show was used to be broadcastedon national television and radio stations everySunday at 11:00 AM. It did not have a fixedending time, but usually ended by 5:00 PM, oras the program dynamics permitted. Afterairing more than 300 episodes, it stoppedrecently.* Who hosted this show?
  11. 11. * Govinda’s is a chain of pure vegetarianrestaurants, found in different cities aroundthe world, offers Indian, Mexican, Italian,Chinese and Thai cuisines.* Which international organisation ownthis restaurant chain?
  12. 12. * This locality of historical importancegets its name from a family which owned theland. One of the members of that family,Sardar Himmat Singh, was a Noble inMaharaja Ranjit Singh’s court. The place,recently came into news because of a visitby a foreign dignitary.* Identify the place.
  13. 13. * To whom, is this temple at Nrityagram(near Bangalore), dedicated?
  14. 14. * During his early years. Who?
  15. 15. * This surname, originally used as a ‘royaltitle’, is derived from a Persian term whichliterally means ‘child of the ruler’ or ‘childof the commander’.* Which surname?
  16. 16. * This chemical element was discovered bythe English chemist Charles Hatchett in1801 and was named Columbium afterColumbia, the poetical name for America.* Identify this element which is used invarious superconducting alloys and magnetsof MRI scanners.
  17. 17. * Which annual ‘festival’ started as a part ofthe celebration of their marriage?
  18. 18. * Excerpts from which iconic film?
  19. 19. * How their ‘face-off’ and subsequent eventshave been immortalised in popular culture?
  20. 20. * This popular no. is part of which Indianfilm’s soundtrack?
  21. 21. * Identify this newsmaker.
  22. 22. * How this elderly gentleman, a notedcolumnist, is associated with Indian tv world?
  23. 23. * Originally recorded by Elvis Presley andused in the movie Blue Hawaii, it has beencovered many times.* Which group sang this chart-toppingversion?
  24. 24. * A song from a recent bengali movie. Whois the singer?
  25. 25. * The five parts of one of the most importantliterary pieces of the 20th century are titled: -- The Burial of the Dead; -- A Game of Chess; -- The Fire Sermon; -- Death by Water & -- What the Thunder Said.* What is being talked about?
  26. 26. * The discovery of the tenth planet in 2005led to a huge debate and the subsequentdemotion of Pluto as a planet. It has beenrenamed Eris, after the Greek goddess ofdiscord.* What was it originally named?(Clue – next page)
  27. 27. * Whom do you get from the given clues?
  28. 28. * The military term for half an hour aftermidnight has been in news for the lastcouple of months.* What is that term?
  29. 29. * Identify the author.
  30. 30. Ashwin Sanghi
  31. 31. * Which forthcoming Indian movie,reportedly, took it’s title from the last wordsspoken by main protagonist’s father, duringthe communal riots of Indian-Partition?
  32. 32. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  33. 33. * Started its journey in Telugu and Tamil in July1947. Kannada edition first appeared in July 1949followed by Hindi in August 1949. Marathi andMalayalam editions appeared in April 1952followed by Gujarati in 1954, English in 1955,Oriya and Sindhi in 1956, Bengali in 1972,Sinhala in 1978, Sanskrit in 1984 and Santali in2004. It ceased its operation in 1998, but revived ayear later.* What am I talking about?
  34. 34. Chandamama
  35. 35. * Representation of ………
  36. 36. Doppler Effect
  37. 37. * Name this super-group.
  38. 38. Elders
  39. 39. * Named after this building (vis), whichsuperfast train connects Howrah toSecundrabad? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  40. 40. Falaknuma Express, named after Falaknuma Palace
  41. 41. * It is the flag of ……………
  42. 42. Greenland
  43. 43. * This talk show was used to be broadcastedon national television and radio stations everySunday at 11:00 AM. It did not have a fixedending time, but usually ended by 5:00 PM, oras the program dynamics permitted. Afterairing more than 300 episodes, it stoppedrecently.* Who hosted this show?
  44. 44. Hugo Chavez
  45. 45. * Govinda’s is a chain of pure vegetarianrestaurants, found in different cities aroundthe world, offers Indian, Mexican, Italian,Chinese and Thai cuisines.* Which international organisation ownsthis restaurant chain?
  46. 46. Iskcon
  47. 47. * This locality of historical importancegets its name from a family which owned theland. One of the members of that family,Sardar Himmat Singh, was a Noble inMaharaja Ranjit Singh’s court. The place,recently came into news because of a visitby a foreign dignitary.* Identify the place.
  48. 48. Jallianwala Bagh
  49. 49. * To whom, is this temple at Nrityagram(near Bangalore), dedicated?
  50. 50. Kelucharan Mohapatra
  51. 51. * During his early years. Who?
  52. 52. Lance Armstrong
  53. 53. * This surname, originally used as a ‘royaltitle’, is derived from a Persian term whichliterally means ‘child of the ruler’ or ‘childof the commander’.* Which surname?
  54. 54. Mirza
  55. 55. * This chemical element was discovered bythe English chemist Charles Hatchett in1801 and was named Columbium afterColumbia, the poetical name for America.* Identify this element which is used invarious superconducting alloys and magnetsof MRI scanners.
  56. 56. Niobium
  57. 57. * Which annual ‘festival’ started as a part ofthe celebration of their marriage?
  58. 58. Oktoberfest
  59. 59. * Excerpts from which iconic film?
  60. 60. Pulp Fiction
  61. 61. * How their ‘face-off’ and subsequent eventshave been immortalised in popular culture?
  62. 62. Quiz Show
  63. 63. * This popular no. is part of which Indianfilm’s soundtrack?
  64. 64. Raangrezz
  65. 65. * Identify this newsmaker.
  66. 66. Shikhar Dhawan
  67. 67. * How this elderly gentleman, a notedcolumnist, is associated with Indian tv world?
  68. 68. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
  69. 69. * Originally recorded by Elvis Presley andused in the movie Blue Hawaii, it has beencovered many times.* Which group sang this chart-toppingversion?
  70. 70. UB40
  71. 71. * A song from a recent bengali movie. Whois the singer?
  72. 72. Vishal Dadlani
  73. 73. * The five parts of one of the most importantliterary pieces of the 20th century are titled: -- The Burial of the Dead; -- A Game of Chess; -- The Fire Sermon; -- Death by Water & -- What the Thunder Said.* Name it.
  74. 74. Waste Land
  75. 75. * The discovery of the tenth planet in 2005led to a huge debate and the subsequentdemotion of Pluto as a planet. It has beenrenamed Eris, after the Greek goddess ofdiscord.* What was it originally named?(Clue – next page)
  76. 76. Xena
  77. 77. * Whom do you get from the given clues?
  78. 78. Yo Yo Honey Singh
  79. 79. * The military term for half an hour aftermidnight has been in news for the lastcouple of months.* What is that term?
  80. 80. Zero Dark Thirty

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