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Prelim

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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. According to Topsy.com, about 42,706 tweets were registered in the period between 4 Dec, 2013 to 3 Jan, 2014, with an obvious spike (i.e 42544 tweets) between 29 Dec to 1st Jan. Who / what is the subject? (Bigger vis – next slide) 1.
  4. 4. 1.
  5. 5. In one of their many adventures in their individual series, both Tintin and Asterix set out on a voyage to the Middle East. Interestingly both books revolve around the same object or commodity that has given rise to different problems in each story. Both titles also refer to that commodity using which same ‘two-word term’? 2.
  6. 6. It is the story of ……… 3.
  7. 7. Which group of institution, based on the ideologies of this social reformer (vis), was founded in 1886 in Lahore? 4.
  8. 8. This Warner Brothers production, directed by Robert Clouse, was originally thought to be titled ‘Han's Island’. Some other alternate titles were ‘Blood and Steel’, which was a first-draft script title and ‘The Deadly Three’. Identify this superhit ‘project’ which is often considered to be one of the greatest of its genre. 5.
  9. 9. Identify the country from this glamorous uniform of cabin crew of their national airlines. 6.
  10. 10. What is the Spanish term for ‘Mountain of Tariq’, refering to the most important landmark associated with the place, which was named after the Umayyad general Tariq ibn-Ziyad? 7.
  11. 11. Star Sports, the official broadcaster for an event in Jan-Feb 2014, created ads featuring each participant team. The locations for the ads are the Delhi Jantar Mantar, the Golden Temple, the Dassam Falls near Ranchi, a Mumbai local train, the Puri Beach and some lanes in Varanasi. Which sporting event was that? 8.
  12. 12. What ‘concept’ does the following shloka from the Yajurveda explain? 9.
  13. 13. Connect. 10.
  14. 14. Which company once used to advertise their products with the slogan – ‘You press the button, we do the rest’? 11.
  15. 15. Originally thought to be about (A), but finally revealed to be about (B). What am I talking about? 12.
  16. 16. Labelled as ‘one of the most sinister Disney Villains’, which character is being portrayed by Anjelina Jolie in an upcoming fantasy film? 13.
  17. 17. The presiding judge was Dr. Quartus de Wet. The chief prosecutor was Dr. Percy Yutar. The first trial indictment document listed 11 names as the accused. After Bob Hepple agreed to testify for the prosecution, the second indictment thus listed 10 out of the original 11 names, referring to them as Accused No. 1 to 10. Who was the Accused No. 1 in that historic trial? 14.
  18. 18. Identify this recent movie starring Bilal Amrohi, grandson of Pakeezah-maker Kamal Amrohi. 15.
  19. 19. This brand was launched in 1939. According to an article in ‘Fortune India’, the brand claims on its wrappers that if all the units consumed annually are put end to end, they would cover the earth’s circumference 192 times. Which well known brand is this? 16.
  20. 20. About which ‘creative social network’, launched in 2012, one of the high-profile founders claimed that - ___ will not be as inert as Facebook or as passive as YouTube. We want to shepherd people’s creativity to create new films and score music collaboratively. Identify this not-so-happening biz-venture which is recently being given a makeover. 17.
  21. 21. Whose record did Sachin Tendulkar break to become the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna at the age of 40? 18.
  22. 22. This 30-feet long and 15-feet high structure can be found at the Bondi Beach in Australia. What is it popularly known as? 19.
  23. 23. 62 year old Samir Mondal is a noted watercolour painter. Besides solo shows, he also took part in group exhibitions like - National Art exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, ‘Freedom of Expression’ and ‘Tribute to Mother Teresa’ by RPG Enterprises & ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’. For which 2007 project, two of his paintings garnered much needed attention to him? (Some of his paintings – next slide) 20.
  24. 24. 20.
  25. 25. Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German scientist named one of his discoveries in 1789 after a heavenly body which was in turn named after this Greek God (vis). What did Klaproth discover? 21.
  26. 26. This Amul topical is actually a take on which recent-times movie? 22.
  27. 27. Based on the traditional soldiers song entitled ‘Zamina mina (Zangaléwa)’, a 1986 hit from the group named Golden Sounds, what was created for a global event just 4 years ago? 23.
  28. 28. Born Lucille Frances Ryan, this Kiwi lady, a ‘Climate Ambassador’ for the Greenpeace, is also pretty well known for her singing skills. But as an actress, she is more popular. Which ‘titular role’ made her a household name in the mid-90s and gave her international recognition? 24.
  29. 29. This political cartoon depicts a meeting of three world leaders, in the year 1945. Where that ‘high voltage’ meeting took place? 25.
  30. 30. Identify this musical instrument being played by Niladri Kumar. 26.
  31. 31. According to Topsy.com, about 42,706 tweets were registered in the period between 4 Dec, 2013 to 3 Jan, 2014, with an obvious spike (i.e 42544 tweets) between 29 Dec to 1st Jan. Who / what is the subject? (Bigger vis – next slide) 1.
  32. 32. 1.
  33. 33. Alok Nath
  34. 34. In one of their many adventures in their individual series, both Tintin and Asterix set out on a voyage to the Middle East. Interestingly both books revolve around the same object or commodity that has given rise to different problems in each story. Both titles also refer to that commodity using which same ‘two-word term’? 2.
  35. 35. Black Gold
  36. 36. It is the story of ……… 3.
  37. 37. Chyawanprash
  38. 38. Which group of institution, based on the ideologies of this social reformer (vis), was founded in 1886 in Lahore? 4.
  39. 39. D.A.V. Public School
  40. 40. This Warner Brothers production, directed by Robert Clouse, was originally thought to be titled ‘Han's Island’. Some other alternate titles were ‘Blood and Steel’, which was a first-draft script title and ‘The Deadly Three’. Identify this superhit ‘project’ which is often considered to be one of the greatest of its genre. 5.
  41. 41. Enter The Dragon
  42. 42. Identify the country from this glamorous uniform of cabin crew of their national airlines. 6.
  43. 43. Fiji
  44. 44. What is the Spanish term for ‘Mountain of Tariq’, refering to the most important landmark associated with the place, which was named after the Umayyad general Tariq ibn-Ziyad? 7.
  45. 45. Gibraltar
  46. 46. Star Sports, the official broadcaster for an event in Jan-Feb 2014, created ads featuring each participant team. The locations for the ads are the Delhi Jantar Mantar, the Golden Temple, the Dassam Falls near Ranchi, a Mumbai local train, the Puri Beach and some lanes in Varanasi. Which sporting event was that? 8.
  47. 47. Hockey India League
  48. 48. What ‘concept’ does the following shloka from the Yajurveda explain? 9.
  49. 49. Infinity
  50. 50. Connect. 10.
  51. 51. Julian Assange
  52. 52. Which company once used to advertise their products with the slogan – ‘You press the button, we do the rest’? 11.
  53. 53. Kodak
  54. 54. Originally thought to be about (A), but finally revealed to be about (B). What am I talking about? 12.
  55. 55. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
  56. 56. Labelled as ‘one of the most sinister Disney Villains’, which character is being portrayed by Anjelina Jolie in an upcoming fantasy film? 13.
  57. 57. Maleficent
  58. 58. The presiding judge was Dr. Quartus de Wet. The chief prosecutor was Dr. Percy Yutar. The first trial indictment document listed 11 names as the accused. After Bob Hepple agreed to testify for the prosecution, the second indictment thus listed 10 out of the original 11 names, referring to them as Accused No. 1 through 10. Who was the Accused No. 1 in that historic trial? 14.
  59. 59. Nelson Mandela
  60. 60. Identify this recent movie starring Bilal Amrohi, grandson of Pakeezah-maker Kamal Amrohi. 15.
  61. 61. O Teri
  62. 62. This brand was launched in 1939. According to an article in ‘Fortune India’, the brand claims on its wrappers that if all the units consumed annually are put end to end, they would cover the earth’s circumference 192 times. Which well known brand is this? 16.
  63. 63. Parle-G
  64. 64. About which ‘creative social network’, launched in 2012, one of the high-profile founders claimed that - ___ will not be as inert as Facebook or as passive as YouTube. We want to shepherd people’s creativity to create new films and score music collaboratively. Identify this not-so-happening biz-venture which is being given a recent makeover. 17.
  65. 65. QYUKI
  66. 66. Whose record did Sachin Tendulkar break to become the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna at the age of 40? 18.
  67. 67. Rajiv Gandhi
  68. 68. This 30-feet long and 15-feet high structure can be found at the Bondi Beach in Australia. What is it popularly known as? 19.
  69. 69. Stairway to Heaven
  70. 70. 62 year old Samir Mondal is a noted watercolour painter. Besides solo shows, he also took part in group exhibitions like - National Art exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, ‘Freedom of Expression’ and ‘Tribute to Mother Teresa’ by RPG Enterprises & ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’. For which 2007 project, two of his paintings garnered much needed attention to him? (Some of his paintings – next slide) 20.
  71. 71. 20.
  72. 72. Taare Zameen Par
  73. 73. Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German scientist named one of his discoveries in 1789 after a heavenly body which was in turn named after this Greek God (vis). What did Klaproth discover? 21.
  74. 74. Uranium
  75. 75. This Amul topical is actually a take on which recent-times movie? 22.
  76. 76. Vicky Donor
  77. 77. Based on the traditional soldiers song entitled ‘Zamina mina (Zangaléwa)’, a 1986 hit from the group named Golden Sounds, what was created for a global event just 4 years ago? 23.
  78. 78. Waka Waka
  79. 79. Born Lucille Frances Ryan, this Kiwi lady, a ‘Climate Ambassador’ for the Greenpeace, is also pretty well known for her singing skills. But as an actress, she is more popular. Which ‘titular role’ made her a household name in the mid-90s and gave her international recognition? 24.
  80. 80. Xena : Warrior Princess
  81. 81. This political cartoon depicts a meeting of three world leaders, in the year 1945. Where that ‘high voltage’ meeting took place? 25.
  82. 82. Yalta
  83. 83. Identify this musical instrument being played by Niladri Kumar. 26.
  84. 84. Zitar

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