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Met-Genie Prelim

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As part of the Metallum-2014, conducted this quiz on 13.03.14.

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Met-Genie Prelim

  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 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. 1.1. This book (vis – next slide), published by Harper Collins, was launched with much fanfare on 29 July 2012 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. It has recently been claimed that almost 80% of the book are lifted from ‘Bharatiya Raj Vyawastha’ a book written by Ajay Pal Nagar that was published e few months earlier. Identify the author who seems to be always in news nowadays.
  4. 4. 1.1.
  5. 5. 2.2.  Claimed to be more aerodynamic than its predecessor, it is the first of its type to be named by the fans. The name was selected after it got a whopping 77.8% of the total votes. Its going to be the centre-of-attraction within the next few months. What is being described?
  6. 6. 3.3. The first statue of this gentleman in the UK has been unveiled, just a few months back, on the occasion of his 202nd birthday. Whose statue? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  7. 7. 3.3.
  8. 8. 4.4. Identify the iconic hindi movie from this minimalist poster.
  9. 9. 5.5. Identify the tv-series from its opening music.
  10. 10. 6.6. After the gruesome murder of Pallavi Purkayastha, a Mumbai lawyer, which eminent Indian launched the social campaign MARD in March 2013?
  11. 11. 7.7. In which Oscar-winning movie of the recent times, would you hear an Indian character ‘Shariff’, voiced by actor Phaldut Sharma, singing the first line of the iconic hindi movie song of the yesteryears ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’?
  12. 12. 8.8. Just name the movie.
  13. 13. 9.9. Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez is touted to be the next big star of the Spanish football. A part of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship winning Spanish team (in 2013), he also made his debut for the senior national team on 6 February 2013 against Uruguay. How do we better know him? 
  14. 14. 10.10. A remote fortress-turned-hotel, Mihir Garh, scooped the top spot in the recently published list of ‘Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places to Stay in 2014’ by Lonely Planet. In which Indian city would you find this hotel? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  15. 15. 10.10.
  16. 16. 11.11.   This bengali gentleman, known as ‘Tutul da’ has become very popular in the recent times. With which ‘entity’ would you associate him?
  17. 17. 12.12.  This cartoon shows the formal switching from ‘Milda’ to ‘Euro’ which took place on 1st Jan, 2014. Which country is the latest to embrace ‘Euro’?
  18. 18. 13.13.  Gobar Goho (vis) was the first Asian to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship in the United States in 1921. One of his famous disciple, who achieved fame in a completely different field, died in 2013. Who was he?
  19. 19. 14.14.  Though already in use in other countries like France, Belgium & Bangladesh, the 2013 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, MP and Rajasthan had something unique being introduced in India for the first time. What?
  20. 20. 15.15.  Which premier Indian institution is the flagbearer of a recent political movement, which culminated in the much publicised birth of something, regarded as the ‘29th baby’?
  21. 21. 16.16. Song from a recent bengali movie titled ‘Chhaya Manush’. Identify the singer.
  22. 22. 17.17. An IIT-K alumnus Arunabh Kumar says, “Luckily Canon camera, YouTube and my rejection came at the right time, all three of them coincided. This ____ is a show I had conceived for MTV. That show also got rejected after a lot of resources went into it. That was one of the best rejections in my life, else we wouldn’t have ____ with us…”. Which recent ‘craze’ is he referring to?
  23. 23. 18.18. This Google Doodle is a tribute to which ‘unsung hero’?
  24. 24. 19.19. This Punjabi-Urdu word X comes from ‘siyaah’ which means dark. Since darkness or black is considered a symbol of sadness, the word X came to mean mourning, wailing or creating a trouble. What is the good word?
  25. 25. 20.20. Solve the riddle.
  26. 26. 21.21. 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?
  27. 27. 22.22. Which social etiquette / practise, reportedly, began in the 17th century in Europe where it was used to announce the impending arrival of prosperous aristocratic people to their local town or their home?
  28. 28. 23.23. Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria was the centerpiece of which hit WWII movie? 
  29. 29. 24.24. Which high-tech device, launched in 2008 with the code name Venus, got its name from a common English word, meaning ‘active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill’?
  30. 30. 25.25. As per records, this gentleman got his most popular nickname from the fact that ‘he was crazy about eating chicken: fried, baked, boiled, stewed, anything. Down there in the South, all chickens are called ___.’ What was that nickname?
  31. 31. 26.26. What are they doing?
  32. 32. 1.1. This book (vis – next slide), published by Harper Collins, was launched with much fanfare on 29 July 2012 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. It has recently been claimed that almost 80% of the book are lifted from ‘Bharatiya Raj Vyawastha’ a book written by Ajay Pal Nagar that was published e few months earlier. Identify the author who seems to be always in news nowadays.
  33. 33. 1.1.
  34. 34. 2.2.  Claimed to be more aerodynamic than its predecessor, it is the first of its type to be named by the fans. The name was selected after it got a whopping 77.8% of the total votes. Its going to be the centre-of-attraction within the next few months. What is being described?
  35. 35. 3.3. The first statue of this gentleman in the UK has been unveiled, just a few months back, on the occasion of his 202nd birthday. Whose statue? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  36. 36. 3.3.
  37. 37. 4.4. Identify the iconic hindi movie from this minimalist poster.
  38. 38. 5.5. Identify the tv-series from its opening music.
  39. 39. 6.6. After the gruesome murder of Pallavi Purkayastha, a Mumbai lawyer, which eminent Indian launched the social campaign MARD in March 2013?
  40. 40. 7.7. In which Oscar-winning movie of the recent times, would you hear an Indian character ‘Shariff’, voiced by actor Phaldut Sharma, singing the first line of the iconic hindi movie song of the yesteryears ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’?
  41. 41. 8.8. Just name the movie.
  42. 42. 9.9. Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez is touted to be the next big star of the Spanish football. A part of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship winning Spanish team (in 2013), he also made his debut for the senior national team on 6 February 2013 against Uruguay. How do we better know him? 
  43. 43. 10.10. A remote fortress-turned-hotel, Mihir Garh, scooped the top spot in the recently published list of ‘Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places to Stay in 2014’ by Lonely Planet. In which Indian city would you find this hotel? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  44. 44. 10.10.
  45. 45. 11.11.   This bengali gentleman, known as ‘Tutul da’ has become very popular in the recent times. With which ‘entity’ would you associate him?
  46. 46. 12.12.  This cartoon shows the formal switching from ‘Milda’ to ‘Euro’ which took place on 1st Jan, 2014. Which country is the latest to embrace ‘Euro’?
  47. 47. 13.13.  Gobar Goho (vis) was the first Asian to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship in the United States in 1921. One of his famous disciple, who achieved fame in a completely different field, died in 2013. Who was he?
  48. 48. 14.14.  Though already in use in other countries like France, Belgium & Bangladesh, the 2013 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, MP and Rajasthan had something unique being introduced in India for the first time. What?
  49. 49. 15.15.  Which premier Indian institution is the flagbearer of a recent political movement, which culminated in the much publicised birth of something, regarded as the ‘29th baby’?
  50. 50. 16.16. Song from a recent bengali movie titled ‘Chhaya Manush’. Identify the singer.
  51. 51. 17.17. An IIT-K alumnus Arunabh Kumar says, “Luckily Canon camera, YouTube and my rejection came at the right time, all three of them coincided. This ____ is a show I had conceived for MTV. That show also got rejected after a lot of resources went into it. That was one of the best rejections in my life, else we wouldn’t have ____ with us…”. Which recent ‘craze’ is he referring to?
  52. 52. 18.18. This Google Doodle is a tribute to which ‘unsung hero’?
  53. 53. 19.19. This Punjabi-Urdu word X comes from ‘siyaah’ which means dark. Since darkness or black is considered a symbol of sadness, the word X came to mean mourning, wailing or creating a trouble. What is the good word?
  54. 54. 20.20. Solve the riddle.
  55. 55. 21.21. 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?
  56. 56. 22.22. Which social etiquette / practise, reportedly, began in the 17th century in Europe where it was used to announce the impending arrival of prosperous  aristocratic people to their local town or their home?
  57. 57. 23.23. Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria was the centerpiece of which hit WWII movie? 
  58. 58. 24.24. Which high-tech device, launched in 2008 with the code name Venus, got its name from a common English word, meaning ‘active participation in events or activities, leading to the accumulation of knowledge or skill’?
  59. 59. 25.25. As per records, this gentleman got his most popular nickname from the fact that ‘he was crazy about eating chicken: fried, baked, boiled, stewed, anything. Down there in the South, all chickens are called ___.’ What was that nickname?
  60. 60. 26.26. What are they doing?

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