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Prashnottari - Initium-2016 Quiz Prelims

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Prashnottari - Initium-2016 Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Research, Presentation & Conduction by : SOMNATH CHANDA Elimination RoundElimination Round
  2. 2. Rules * 25 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (1,5,10,15,20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. WithWith whomwhom would you connect the following literarywould you connect the following literary characters?characters? 1 Gibreel Farishta : Satanic Verses Ashok Banjara : Show Business Akshay Arora : Starry Nights
  4. 4. As an athlete, she competes in the javelin throw,As an athlete, she competes in the javelin throw, and has represented in a number of internationaland has represented in a number of international meets and competitions. She won silver medals atmeets and competitions. She won silver medals at the 2013 and 2014 CARIFTA Games, competing inthe 2013 and 2014 CARIFTA Games, competing in the under-17 and under-18 categories, respectively.the under-17 and under-18 categories, respectively. She came into global attention recently for aShe came into global attention recently for a different reason.different reason. Who?Who? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 2
  5. 5. 2
  6. 6.   First buildingFirst building in India to getin India to get electrifiedelectrified, it was, it was originally named after theoriginally named after the first Municipalfirst Municipal Commissioner of the cityCommissioner of the city in which it is built.in which it is built. After whichAfter which Social ReformerSocial Reformer it has been sinceit has been since renamed?renamed? 3
  7. 7. Project CalicoProject Calico is a new company being funded byis a new company being funded by GoogleGoogle.. Art LevinsonArt Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be itsGenentech and Chairman of Apple, will be its ChiefChief Executive OfficerExecutive Officer.. What is theWhat is the company’s ambitious purposecompany’s ambitious purpose?? 4
  8. 8. Sweden’s campaign in theSweden’s campaign in the 1974 World Cup1974 World Cup was nothingwas nothing noteworthy. But for defendernoteworthy. But for defender Jan OlssonJan Olsson, it was a, it was a memorable outing. Though he became thememorable outing. Though he became the butt of allbutt of all jokesjokes, he, he cherished the momentcherished the moment when he became a partwhen he became a part of football history during one of their 1of football history during one of their 1stst round matchround match which ended in a 0-0 draw.which ended in a 0-0 draw. With which piece of football trivia, he became a part?With which piece of football trivia, he became a part? 5
  9. 9. As per legend, it originated in the kitchen ofAs per legend, it originated in the kitchen of Thanjavur Marathas rulerThanjavur Marathas ruler ShahujiShahuji during the 18during the 18thth century. Shahuji once experimented withcentury. Shahuji once experimented with pigeon peas,pigeon peas, vegetables, spices and the tamarind pulpvegetables, spices and the tamarind pulp and served itand served it toto his cousinhis cousin who was visiting him. Everyone lovedwho was visiting him. Everyone loved the dish andthe dish and named it after the guestnamed it after the guest.. Which dishWhich dish is this?is this? 6
  10. 10. Mary AnningMary Anning, well known for her works in the, well known for her works in the JurassicJurassic era marine fossilsera marine fossils at Lyme Regis in Dorset,at Lyme Regis in Dorset, contributed greatly to thecontributed greatly to the study of prehistoricstudy of prehistoric zoological specimenszoological specimens. In 2010, 163 years after her. In 2010, 163 years after her death, the Royal Society included her in a list of the 10death, the Royal Society included her in a list of the 10 British women who have most influenced the historyBritish women who have most influenced the history of science.of science. How is sheHow is she rememberedremembered in thein the popular culturepopular culture?? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 7
  11. 11. 7
  12. 12. ““This is the day upon which we are reminded of whatThis is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four”we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four” –– Mark Twin said about which ‘day’?Mark Twin said about which ‘day’? 8
  13. 13. Identify thisIdentify this trophytrophy awarded to the winner of aawarded to the winner of a very-very- short lived tournamentshort lived tournament.. (Virat Kohli was the MoM in the last edition)(Virat Kohli was the MoM in the last edition) 9
  14. 14. Also known as Chhogori, it’s popular name is derivedAlso known as Chhogori, it’s popular name is derived from thefrom the notationnotation used by theused by the Great TrigonometricGreat Trigonometric SurveySurvey. Thomas Montgomerie made the first survey. Thomas Montgomerie made the first survey from Mt. Haramukh and sketched thefrom Mt. Haramukh and sketched the two mosttwo most prominent onesprominent ones in the route.in the route. WhichWhich popular namepopular name is thus originated?is thus originated? 10
  15. 15. A book, firstA book, first published in 1946published in 1946, authored by a certain, authored by a certain Mr. GaneshMr. Ganesh was aboutwas about Keshao KrishnaKeshao Krishna, a, a ‘Tamil‘Tamil Viswakarma Brahmin’Viswakarma Brahmin’. The book claims Keshao’s. The book claims Keshao’s sacred thread ceremony was held when he was 12, assacred thread ceremony was held when he was 12, as per Brahmin tradition and that he wore the sacredper Brahmin tradition and that he wore the sacred thread like any other Hindu.thread like any other Hindu. Who wasWho was KeshaoKeshao, written about in that book?, written about in that book? 11
  16. 16. With memories ofWith memories of Indo-Pak WarIndo-Pak War still fresh, the thenstill fresh, the then Indian PMIndian PM Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri requested this famousrequested this famous person from bollywood toperson from bollywood to make somethingmake something on the lineon the line of his famous slogan –of his famous slogan – Jai Jawan Jai KissanJai Jawan Jai Kissan which willwhich will inspire the youth.inspire the youth. What wasWhat was the outcomethe outcome of this discussion?of this discussion? 12
  17. 17. Theophilus CarterTheophilus Carter (1824–1904), an (1824–1904), an eccentric Britisheccentric British furniture dealer-cum-inventorfurniture dealer-cum-inventor, was most famous for his, was most famous for his combination of an alarm clock and a bed. Somecombination of an alarm clock and a bed. Some researchers claimed that Carter was aresearchers claimed that Carter was a servitor at Christservitor at Christ ChurchChurch, one of the University of Oxford’s colleges, one of the University of Oxford’s colleges during the 1850s and ‘60s.during the 1850s and ‘60s. How did,How did, one of the teachersone of the teachers of Oxford,of Oxford, made himmade him immortalimmortal?? 13
  18. 18. After making his debut with theAfter making his debut with the unreleased-movieunreleased-movie –– ‘Bedini’‘Bedini’ by Ritwik Ghatak, he joined IPTA. Few yearsby Ritwik Ghatak, he joined IPTA. Few years later he got the chance to make his proper debut withlater he got the chance to make his proper debut with ‘Bandish’‘Bandish’. Hrishikesh Mukherjee once signed him to. Hrishikesh Mukherjee once signed him to play a veryplay a very interesting characterinteresting character inin ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’‘Biwi Aur Makaan’.. Who?Who? 14
  19. 19. She hadShe had skin alterationsskin alterations at the inner end of the leftat the inner end of the left upper eyelidupper eyelid similar to xanthelasmasimilar to xanthelasma and aand a swelling ofswelling of the dorsum of the right handthe dorsum of the right hand suggestive of asuggestive of a subcutaneous lipoma. These findings in a 25-30 yearsubcutaneous lipoma. These findings in a 25-30 year old woman, who died at the age of 37, may beold woman, who died at the age of 37, may be indicative ofindicative of essential hyperlipidemiaessential hyperlipidemia, a strong risk, a strong risk factor forfactor for ischemic heart diseaseischemic heart disease in middle age.in middle age. WhoWho is being talked about?  is being talked about?   15
  20. 20. WhichWhich novelnovel, protesting the, protesting the conditions of immigrantconditions of immigrant labour in 1930s Americalabour in 1930s America, sold 4,30,000 copies in its first, sold 4,30,000 copies in its first year of publication and was regarded as the mainyear of publication and was regarded as the main reason for the author winning thereason for the author winning the Nobel PrizeNobel Prize in 1962in 1962?? 16
  21. 21. This particularThis particular printprint ad by Oreoad by Oreo celebratedcelebrated an event in 2013. If wean event in 2013. If we go by the same logic,go by the same logic, then this time therethen this time there will bewill be a lessa less componentcomponent but havingbut having some new colourssome new colours onon the board.the board. What is theWhat is the ‘event’‘event’ mentioned here?mentioned here? 17
  22. 22. WhichWhich companycompany is behind thisis behind this ad campaignad campaign issued forissued for road-safety awarenessroad-safety awareness?? 18
  23. 23. 19 ThisThis surnamesurname, in fact very common in a, in fact very common in a particularparticular footballing nationfootballing nation, is also found in the USA, Brazil,, is also found in the USA, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Etymologically originating from theEtymologically originating from the Italian word forItalian word for roserose, which surname is this?, which surname is this?
  24. 24.    Identify theIdentify the female singerfemale singer of this melodious numberof this melodious number from a forthcoming venture. from a forthcoming venture.  20
  25. 25. TheThe flag of NATOflag of NATO consists of a dark blue field chargedconsists of a dark blue field charged with awith a white compass rose emblem with four whitewhite compass rose emblem with four white lineslines radiating from the four cardinal directions.radiating from the four cardinal directions. What does theWhat does the blue colourblue colour signify?signify? 21
  26. 26. Seen during theSeen during the 2014 Election2014 Election…… identify theidentify the advertiseradvertiser.. 22
  27. 27. Premiered at the 2015 Toronto International FilmPremiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, thisFestival, this Vishal Bharadwaj-written filmVishal Bharadwaj-written film waswas hugely appreciated for itshugely appreciated for its Rashomon-esqueRashomon-esque storytellingstorytelling.. Identify thisIdentify this highly-acclaimed moviehighly-acclaimed movie which waswhich was released in the English-speaking world with thereleased in the English-speaking world with the alternate title ‘Guilty’alternate title ‘Guilty’.  .   23
  28. 28. Why theseWhy these two law-practisionerstwo law-practisioners areare in newsin news?? 24
  29. 29.    In theIn the comic bookcomic book as wellas well as in theas in the 2009 neo-noir movie2009 neo-noir movie ‘The Watchmen’‘The Watchmen’, which is, which is shown to be theshown to be the 51st State51st State ofof the USA ?  the USA ?   25
  30. 30. WithWith whomwhom would you connect the following literarywould you connect the following literary characters?characters? 1 Gibreel Farishta : Satanic Verses Ashok Banjara : Show Business Akshay Arora : Starry Nights
  31. 31. Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan 1
  32. 32. As an athlete, she competes in the javelin throw,As an athlete, she competes in the javelin throw, and has represented in a number of internationaland has represented in a number of international meets and competitions. She won silver medals atmeets and competitions. She won silver medals at the 2013 and 2014 CARIFTA Games, competing inthe 2013 and 2014 CARIFTA Games, competing in the under-17 and under-18 categories, respectively.the under-17 and under-18 categories, respectively. She came into global attention recently for aShe came into global attention recently for a different reason.different reason. Who?Who? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 2
  33. 33. 2
  34. 34. 2 Hayley MatthewsHayley Matthews
  35. 35.   First buildingFirst building in India to getin India to get electrifiedelectrified, it was, it was originally named after theoriginally named after the first Municipalfirst Municipal Commissioner of the cityCommissioner of the city in which it is built.in which it is built. After whichAfter which Social ReformerSocial Reformer it has been sinceit has been since renamed?renamed? 3
  36. 36. Mahatma Jyotiba PhuleMahatma Jyotiba Phule 3
  37. 37. Project CalicoProject Calico is a new company being funded byis a new company being funded by GoogleGoogle.. Art LevinsonArt Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be itsGenentech and Chairman of Apple, will be its ChiefChief Executive OfficerExecutive Officer.. What is theWhat is the company’s ambitious purposecompany’s ambitious purpose?? 4
  38. 38. Victory over DeathVictory over Death 4
  39. 39. Sweden’s campaign in theSweden’s campaign in the 1974 World Cup1974 World Cup was nothingwas nothing noteworthy. But for defendernoteworthy. But for defender Jan OlssonJan Olsson, it was a, it was a memorable outing. Though he became thememorable outing. Though he became the butt of allbutt of all jokesjokes, he, he cherished the momentcherished the moment when he became a partwhen he became a part of football history during one of their 1of football history during one of their 1stst round matchround match which ended in a 0-0 draw.which ended in a 0-0 draw. With which piece of football trivia, he became a part?With which piece of football trivia, he became a part? 5
  40. 40. Cryuff TurnCryuff Turn 5
  41. 41. As per legend, it originated in the kitchen ofAs per legend, it originated in the kitchen of Thanjavur Marathas rulerThanjavur Marathas ruler ShahujiShahuji during the 18during the 18thth century. Shahuji once experimented withcentury. Shahuji once experimented with pigeon peas,pigeon peas, vegetables, spices and the tamarind pulpvegetables, spices and the tamarind pulp and served itand served it toto his cousinhis cousin who was visiting him. Everyone lovedwho was visiting him. Everyone loved the dish andthe dish and named it after the guestnamed it after the guest.. Which dishWhich dish is this?is this? 6
  42. 42. Sambhar (after Sambhaji)Sambhar (after Sambhaji) 6
  43. 43. Mary AnningMary Anning, well known for her works in the, well known for her works in the JurassicJurassic era marine fossilsera marine fossils at Lyme Regis in Dorset,at Lyme Regis in Dorset, contributed greatly to thecontributed greatly to the study of prehistoricstudy of prehistoric zoological specimenszoological specimens. In 2010, 163 years after her. In 2010, 163 years after her death, the Royal Society included her in a list of the 10death, the Royal Society included her in a list of the 10 British women who have most influenced the historyBritish women who have most influenced the history of science.of science. How is sheHow is she rememberedremembered in thein the popular culturepopular culture?? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 7
  44. 44. 7
  45. 45. Sea Sells She Shells…..Sea Sells She Shells….. 7
  46. 46. ““This is the day upon which we are reminded of whatThis is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four”we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four” –– Mark Twin said about which ‘day’?Mark Twin said about which ‘day’? 8
  47. 47. April Fool’s DayApril Fool’s Day 8
  48. 48. Identify thisIdentify this trophytrophy awarded to the winner of aawarded to the winner of a very-very- short lived tournamentshort lived tournament.. (Virat Kohli was the MoM in the last edition)(Virat Kohli was the MoM in the last edition) 9
  49. 49. Mohammad Nissar TrophyMohammad Nissar Trophy 9
  50. 50. Also known as Chhogori, it’s popular name is derivedAlso known as Chhogori, it’s popular name is derived from thefrom the notationnotation used by theused by the Great TrigonometricGreat Trigonometric SurveySurvey. Thomas Montgomerie made the first survey. Thomas Montgomerie made the first survey from Mt. Haramukh and sketched thefrom Mt. Haramukh and sketched the two mosttwo most prominent onesprominent ones in the route.in the route. WhichWhich popular namepopular name is thus originated?is thus originated? 10
  51. 51. K2K2 10
  52. 52. A book, firstA book, first published in 1946published in 1946, authored by a certain, authored by a certain Mr. GaneshMr. Ganesh was aboutwas about Keshao KrishnaKeshao Krishna, a, a ‘Tamil‘Tamil Viswakarma Brahmin’Viswakarma Brahmin’. The book claims Keshao’s. The book claims Keshao’s sacred thread ceremony was held when he was 12, assacred thread ceremony was held when he was 12, as per Brahmin tradition and that he wore the sacredper Brahmin tradition and that he wore the sacred thread like any other Hindu.thread like any other Hindu. Who wasWho was KeshaoKeshao, written about in that book?, written about in that book? 11
  53. 53. Jesus ChristJesus Christ 11
  54. 54. With memories ofWith memories of Indo-Pak WarIndo-Pak War still fresh, the thenstill fresh, the then Indian PMIndian PM Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri requested this famousrequested this famous person from bollywood toperson from bollywood to make somethingmake something on the lineon the line of his famous slogan –of his famous slogan – Jai Jawan Jai KissanJai Jawan Jai Kissan which willwhich will inspire the youth.inspire the youth. What wasWhat was the outcomethe outcome of this discussion?of this discussion? 12
  55. 55. UpkarUpkar 12
  56. 56. Theophilus CarterTheophilus Carter (1824–1904), an (1824–1904), an eccentric Britisheccentric British furniture dealer-cum-inventorfurniture dealer-cum-inventor, was most famous for his, was most famous for his combination of an alarm clock and a bed. Somecombination of an alarm clock and a bed. Some researchers claimed that Carter was aresearchers claimed that Carter was a servitor at Christservitor at Christ ChurchChurch, one of the University of Oxford’s colleges, one of the University of Oxford’s colleges during the 1850s and ‘60s.during the 1850s and ‘60s. How did,How did, one of the teachersone of the teachers of Oxford,of Oxford, made himmade him immortalimmortal?? 13
  57. 57. Character of Mad Hatter was based on himCharacter of Mad Hatter was based on him 13
  58. 58. After making his debut with theAfter making his debut with the unreleased-movieunreleased-movie –– ‘Bedini’‘Bedini’ by Ritwik Ghatak, he joined IPTA. Few yearsby Ritwik Ghatak, he joined IPTA. Few years later he got the chance to make his proper debut withlater he got the chance to make his proper debut with ‘Bandish’‘Bandish’. Hrishikesh Mukherjee once signed him to. Hrishikesh Mukherjee once signed him to play a veryplay a very interesting characterinteresting character inin ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’‘Biwi Aur Makaan’.. Who?Who? 14
  59. 59. Keshto MukherjeeKeshto Mukherjee 14
  60. 60. She hadShe had skin alterationsskin alterations at the inner end of the leftat the inner end of the left upper eyelidupper eyelid similar to xanthelasmasimilar to xanthelasma and aand a swelling ofswelling of the dorsum of the right handthe dorsum of the right hand suggestive of asuggestive of a subcutaneous lipoma. These findings in a 25-30 yearsubcutaneous lipoma. These findings in a 25-30 year old woman, who died at the age of 37, may beold woman, who died at the age of 37, may be indicative ofindicative of essential hyperlipidemiaessential hyperlipidemia, a strong risk, a strong risk factor forfactor for ischemic heart diseaseischemic heart disease in middle age.in middle age. WhoWho is being talked about?  is being talked about?   15
  61. 61. MonalisaMonalisa 15
  62. 62. WhichWhich novelnovel, protesting the, protesting the conditions of immigrantconditions of immigrant labour in 1930s Americalabour in 1930s America, sold 4,30,000 copies in its first, sold 4,30,000 copies in its first year of publication and was regarded as the mainyear of publication and was regarded as the main reason for the author winning thereason for the author winning the Nobel PrizeNobel Prize in 1962in 1962?? 16
  63. 63. The Grapes of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath 16
  64. 64. This particularThis particular printprint ad by Oreoad by Oreo celebratedcelebrated an event in 2013. If wean event in 2013. If we go by the same logic,go by the same logic, then this time therethen this time there will bewill be a lessa less componentcomponent but havingbut having some new colourssome new colours onon the board.the board. What is theWhat is the ‘event’‘event’ mentioned here?mentioned here? 17
  65. 65. IPLIPL 17
  66. 66. WhichWhich companycompany is behind thisis behind this ad campaignad campaign issued forissued for road-safety awarenessroad-safety awareness?? 18
  67. 67. VolkswagenVolkswagen 18
  68. 68. 19 ThisThis surnamesurname, in fact very common in a, in fact very common in a particularparticular footballing nationfootballing nation, is also found in the USA, Brazil,, is also found in the USA, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Etymologically originating from theEtymologically originating from the Italian word forItalian word for roserose, which surname is this?, which surname is this?
  69. 69. RossiRossi 19
  70. 70.    Identify theIdentify the female singerfemale singer of this melodious numberof this melodious number from a forthcoming venture. from a forthcoming venture.  20
  71. 71. Shraddha KapoorShraddha Kapoor 20
  72. 72. TheThe flag of NATOflag of NATO consists of a dark blue field chargedconsists of a dark blue field charged with awith a white compass rose emblem with four whitewhite compass rose emblem with four white lineslines radiating from the four cardinal directions.radiating from the four cardinal directions. What does theWhat does the blue colourblue colour signify?signify? 21
  73. 73. Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean 21
  74. 74. Seen during theSeen during the 2014 Election2014 Election…… identify theidentify the advertiseradvertiser.. 22
  75. 75. Shiv SenaShiv Sena 22
  76. 76. Premiered at the 2015 Toronto International FilmPremiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, thisFestival, this Vishal Bharadwaj-written filmVishal Bharadwaj-written film waswas hugely appreciated for itshugely appreciated for its Rashomon-esqueRashomon-esque storytellingstorytelling.. Identify thisIdentify this highly-acclaimed moviehighly-acclaimed movie which waswhich was released in the English-speaking world with thereleased in the English-speaking world with the alternate title ‘Guilty’alternate title ‘Guilty’.  .   23
  77. 77. TalvarTalvar 23
  78. 78. Why theseWhy these two law-practisionerstwo law-practisioners areare in newsin news?? 24
  79. 79. Mossack Fonseca /Mossack Fonseca / Panama Papers ScandalPanama Papers Scandal 24
  80. 80.    In theIn the comic bookcomic book as wellas well as in theas in the 2009 neo-noir movie2009 neo-noir movie ‘The Watchmen’‘The Watchmen’, which is, which is shown to be theshown to be the 51st State51st State ofof the USA ?  the USA ?   25
  81. 81. VietnamVietnam 25

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