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India Quiz Prelims

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Gnosiomania Quiz Fest at MNNIT, Allahabad. Some of the participants : IIT BHU, Delhi University, BIT Mesra, Punjab University, MNNIT Allahabad and some other noted institutions.

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India Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Rules * 25 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (1, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. If needed, Countback Method will be considered. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  2. 2. Quiz by SomnathI I 1 Originally called Kaushambi by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur, this place was developed as their capital. Since then, it has been a political, cultural and administrative centre of the Doab region. How do we presently know this place? Gnosiomania - 2016India Quiz (Prelims)
  3. 3. Quiz by SomnathI I 2 This is the model of an architectural marvel that has been given recognition in the 1994 edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, ‘as an outstanding achievement of the time’. What is it? (bigger vis – next slide) Gnosiomania - 2016India Quiz (Prelims)
  4. 4. Quiz by SomnathI I 2 Gnosiomania - 2016India Quiz (Prelims)
  5. 5. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 3 ‘What’ got added to this list after the much talked about RREXIT?
  6. 6. Quiz by SomnathI I 4 According to some sources, these emotions were the responsible factors : anger, pride, jealousy, happiness, sadness, fear, selfishness, passion, ambition and intellect. Some other sources said, these were symbolization of 6 Shastras and 4 Vedas. Put funda. Gnosiomania - 2016India Quiz (Prelims)
  7. 7. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 5 According to legend, this game was once used by brides to choose their would-be grooms. Literally translates to ‘a package of coins’, this game also found its mention in a seal from the Indus Valley Civilization. Which game/sport?
  8. 8. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 6 As per historical records, Noorjehan created this dish by mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported from Himalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen a lot of change. Identify this food item which is found, even today, in every nook-and-corner of India.
  9. 9. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 7 How would you musically connect these hindu gods (or their different forms)? 1 2 3 4 567
  10. 10. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 8 As per research scholars, this gentleman got his popular nickname from the fact that he used to practice a lot under the moonlit sky. Who was he? (Clue – The nickname ultimately became a part of his name)
  11. 11. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 9 It was first recommended by The Royal Commission under the Chairmanship of Lord Lee, in 1924. It started functioning on October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. It was given a Constitutional status with promulgation of Constitution of India on January 26, 1950. What am I talking about?
  12. 12. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 10 Gulzar is reciting the poem titled Main Tenu Feir Milaan Gi. Who wrote it? (Clue – The poet has come into news recently because of an intended biopic where Sonakshi Sinha is tipped to play the titular role.)
  13. 13. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 11 Considering a certain first for India, whose name will fill in the blank? Fatema Nedham (Bahrain) ______________ Dimitra Korokida (Greece)
  14. 14. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 12 Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. The dam is across (now-in-news) Kaveri River, in Mandya District near Mysore in Karnataka. As a part of beautification of the dam site, Sir Mirza Ismail conceived a plan of developing what?
  15. 15. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 13 X, mostly associated with an early 20th century subversive activity masterminded by the Hindustan Republican Association, has been used as a setting for various movies, like Junoon and Umrao Jaan. But the place is also known for a popular culinary item. Which place is this?
  16. 16. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 14 This evergreen R.D. Burman composition is originally part of which movie’s soundtrack?
  17. 17. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 15 This print-ad for Jai- Hind Amla Goonnidhi ___ ___, featuring these noted Indians, raised eyebrows for obvious reasons. The selection was done in jest because of a certain commonality. FITB.
  18. 18. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 16 During his tenure as the President of the USA, Richard Nixon came to India only once - in July 1969. Who was the Indian President during that time?
  19. 19. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 17 Which mode of dismissal, pretty rare in any form of cricket, has been mentioned in the next dialogue?
  20. 20. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 18 Just before the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, several smaller parties created a lot of noise regarding a particular issue. The Unnati Party in UP even filed a case. In Gujarat, another regional party had also threatened to move court if the matter was not resolved properly before the election. Which common household item was behind all those commotion?
  21. 21. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 19 After graduating with a B.Tech in IT, he used to work for Cognizant Technology Solutions. As revealed years later, one of his major regret was not being able to represent his school at ESPN School Quiz. Identify this gentleman who won the Arjuna Award in 2014.
  22. 22. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 20 If you add up these four visual clues, which geographi- cal entity (2nd highest of it’s type in India) will you get?  
  23. 23. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 21 From the visual clue, try to figure out the name of a company that has been founded in 1978 and headquartered in Mumbai. It’s brand ambassadors included – MSD, Saif Ali Khan and also Boris Becker.
  24. 24. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 22 Practised mainly in the states of Rajasthan & Gujarat, it is a type of dyeing where bright colours like red, green, yellow and black are used. Several motifs like dots, squares, waves and stripes are intricately weaved in the final product. Identify this technique, meaning tying up, which also gave its name to a particular type of dress material.
  25. 25. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 23 After which incident, R.K. Laxman created this particular Common Man cartoon?
  26. 26. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 24 What is the significance of this encircled item that was damaged during Turk invasions of India?
  27. 27. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 25 This rap track by M.I.A. collaborator Gener8ion has been famously used in a recent ‘project’ involving some noted Indians which made the whole internet abuzz. Where it has been famously used?
  28. 28. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 1 Originally called Kaushambi by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur, this place was developed as their capital. Since then, it has been a political, cultural and administrative centre of the Doab region. How do we presently know this place? Gnosiomania - 2016
  29. 29. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 1 Gnosiomania - 2016 AllahabadAllahabad
  30. 30. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 2 This is the model of an architectural marvel that has been given recognition in the 1994 edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, ‘as an outstanding achievement of the time’. What is it? (bigger vis – next slide) Gnosiomania - 2016
  31. 31. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 2 Gnosiomania - 2016
  32. 32. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 2 Gnosiomania - 2016 Lotus TempleLotus Temple
  33. 33. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 3 ‘What’ got added to this list after the much talked about RREXIT?
  34. 34. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 3 Reserve Bank of India Reserve Bank of India  Gnosiomania - 2016
  35. 35. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 4 According to some sources, these emotions were the responsible factors : anger, pride, jealousy, happiness, sadness, fear, selfishness, passion, ambition and intellect. Some other sources said, these were symbolization of 6 Shastras and 4 Vedas. Put funda. Gnosiomania - 2016
  36. 36. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz I I 4 Gnosiomania - 2016 Ten Heads of RavanaTen Heads of Ravana
  37. 37. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 5 According to legend, this game was once used by brides to choose their would-be grooms. Literally translates to ‘a package of coins’, this game also found its mention in a seal from the Indus Valley Civilization. Which game/sport?
  38. 38. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 5 Gnosiomania - 2016 JallikattuJallikattu
  39. 39. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 6 As per historical records, Noorjehan created this dish by mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported from Himalayan lakes. With time, the recipe has seen a lot of change. Identify this food item which is found, even today, in every nook-and-corner of India.
  40. 40. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 6 Gnosiomania - 2016 KulfiKulfi
  41. 41. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 7 How would you musically connect these hindu gods (or their different forms)? 1 2 3 4 567
  42. 42. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 7 Gnosiomania - 2016 Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni-SaSa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni-Sa
  43. 43. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 8 As per research scholars, this gentleman got his popular nickname from the fact that he used to practice a lot under the moonlit sky. Who was he? (Clue – The nickname ultimately became a part of his name)
  44. 44. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 8 Gnosiomania - 2016 Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand
  45. 45. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 9 It was first recommended by The Royal Commission under the Chairmanship of Lord Lee, in 1924. It started functioning on October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. It was given a Constitutional status with promulgation of Constitution of India on January 26, 1950. What am I talking about?
  46. 46. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 9 Gnosiomania - 2016 UPSCUPSC
  47. 47. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 10 Gulzar is reciting the poem titled Main Tenu Feir Milaan Gi. Who wrote it? (Clue – The poet has come into news recently because of an intended biopic where Sonakshi Sinha is tipped to play the titular role.)
  48. 48. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 10 Gnosiomania - 2016 Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
  49. 49. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 11 Considering a certain first for India, whose name will fill in the blank? Fatema Nedham (Bahrain) ______________ Dimitra Korokida (Greece)
  50. 50. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 11 Gnosiomania - 2016 Deepa MalikDeepa Malik
  51. 51. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 12 Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. The dam is across (now-in-news) Kaveri River, in Mandya District near Mysore in Karnataka. As a part of beautification of the dam site, Sir Mirza Ismail conceived a plan of developing what?
  52. 52. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 12 Gnosiomania - 2016 Brindavan GardensBrindavan Gardens
  53. 53. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 13 X, mostly associated with an early 20th century subversive activity masterminded by the Hindustan Republican Association, has been used as a setting for various movies, like Junoon and Umrao Jaan. But the place is also known for a popular culinary item. Which place is this?
  54. 54. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 13 Gnosiomania - 2016 KakoriKakori
  55. 55. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 14 This evergreen R.D. Burman composition is originally part of which movie’s soundtrack?
  56. 56. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 14 Gnosiomania - 2016
  57. 57. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 15 This print-ad for Jai- Hind Amla Goonnidhi ___ ___, featuring these noted Indians, raised eyebrows for obvious reasons. The selection was done in jest because of a certain commonality. FITB.
  58. 58. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 25 Gnosiomania - 2016 Hair Oil Hair Oil 
  59. 59. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 16 During his tenure as the President of the USA, Richard Nixon came to India only once - in July 1969. Who was the Indian President during that time?
  60. 60. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 16 Gnosiomania - 2016 Mohammad HidayatullahMohammad Hidayatullah
  61. 61. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 17 Which mode of dismissal, pretty rare in any form of cricket, has been mentioned in the next dialogue?
  62. 62. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 17 Gnosiomania - 2016
  63. 63. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 18 Just before the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, several smaller parties created a lot of noise regarding a particular issue. The Unnati Party in UP even filed a case. In Gujarat, another regional party had also threatened to move court if the matter was not resolved properly before the election. Which common household item was behind all those commotion?
  64. 64. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 18 Gnosiomania - 2016 BroomBroom
  65. 65. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 19 After graduating with a B.Tech in IT, he used to work for Cognizant Technology Solutions. As revealed years later, one of his major regret was not being able to represent his school at ESPN School Quiz. Identify this gentleman who won the Arjuna Award in 2014.
  66. 66. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 19 Gnosiomania - 2016 Ravichandran AshwinRavichandran Ashwin
  67. 67. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 20 If you add up these four visual clues, which geographi- cal entity (2nd highest of it’s type in India) will you get?  
  68. 68. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 20 Gnosiomania - 2016 Jog Falls / Gersoppa FallsJog Falls / Gersoppa Falls
  69. 69. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 21 From the visual clue, try to figure out the name of a company that has been founded in 1978 and headquartered in Mumbai. It’s brand ambassadors included – MSD, Saif Ali Khan and also Boris Becker.
  70. 70. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 21 Gnosiomania - 2016 Siyaram’sSiyaram’s
  71. 71. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 22 Practised mainly in the states of Rajasthan & Gujarat, it is a type of dyeing where bright colours like red, green, yellow and black are used. Several motifs like dots, squares, waves and stripes are intricately weaved in the final product. Identify this technique, meaning tying up, which also gave its name to a particular type of dress material.
  72. 72. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 22 Gnosiomania - 2016 BandhniBandhni
  73. 73. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 23 After which incident, R.K. Laxman created this particular Common Man cartoon?
  74. 74. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 23 Gnosiomania - 2016 Salman Khan hit-and-run CaseSalman Khan hit-and-run Case
  75. 75. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 24 What is the significance of this encircled item that was damaged during Turk invasions of India?
  76. 76. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 24 Gnosiomania - 2016 The top part of this pillar is theThe top part of this pillar is the national emblem of India – thenational emblem of India – the Ashoka StambhaAshoka Stambha
  77. 77. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I IGnosiomania - 2016 25 This rap track by M.I.A. collaborator Gener8ion has been famously used in a recent ‘project’ involving some noted Indians which made the whole internet abuzz. Where it has been famously used?
  78. 78. Quiz by SomnathIndia Quiz (Prelims) I I 25 Gnosiomania - 2016

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