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Prelims

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ExQuiz Me - 2015 as part of the annual fest and re-union of the Rajabazar Science College.

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Prelims

  1. 1. Elimination RoundElimination Round Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Rules * 30 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (Q. No. 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. It all started on 4It all started on 4thth Mar, 1992. Since then itMar, 1992. Since then it happened 4 more times, after pretty regularhappened 4 more times, after pretty regular intervals, precisely on 9intervals, precisely on 9thth Mar, 1996;Mar, 1996; 88thth Jun, 1999; 1Jun, 1999; 1stst Mar, 2003 and 30Mar, 2003 and 30thth Mar, 2011.Mar, 2011. Few more hours will decide whether there willFew more hours will decide whether there will be any addition to this list or not.be any addition to this list or not. What am I talking about?What am I talking about? 1
  4. 4. 2    According to theAccording to the mythological stories,mythological stories, what was Bheemawhat was Bheema looking for in the junglelooking for in the jungle when he met Hanumanwhen he met Hanuman disguised as an olddisguised as an old monkey?  monkey?  
  5. 5. 3    This 2014 film, made on a budget ofThis 2014 film, made on a budget of $ 165 million, had 5 Oscar-winners in the$ 165 million, had 5 Oscar-winners in the principal cast. It was filmed under the workingprincipal cast. It was filmed under the working title “Flora’s Letter”, named after the director’stitle “Flora’s Letter”, named after the director’s daughter Floradaughter Flora (vis).(vis). Identify theIdentify the superhit movie.superhit movie.
  6. 6. 4 Who are the only father-son duo to winWho are the only father-son duo to win Filmfare RD Burman Award for NewFilmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent?Music Talent? (Son won in 2014)(Son won in 2014)
  7. 7.   Whose skull is Hamlet holding in his hand?Whose skull is Hamlet holding in his hand?5
  8. 8. 6    The blue, yellow and red tricolor is the nationalThe blue, yellow and red tricolor is the national flag of both Chad and Romania, but whichflag of both Chad and Romania, but which country, one of the world’s smallest, uses thecountry, one of the world’s smallest, uses the same flag with addition of the coat of armssame flag with addition of the coat of arms shown in the photograph?shown in the photograph?
  9. 9.    A competition, organised by the then NawabA competition, organised by the then Nawab of Lucknow, was won by an one-handed elderlyof Lucknow, was won by an one-handed elderly gentleman named Haji Morad Ali. His winninggentleman named Haji Morad Ali. His winning entry involved 160 ingredients, includingentry involved 160 ingredients, including sandalwood.sandalwood. What was the winning entry?What was the winning entry? 7
  10. 10.   Rajasthan police has recently detained NeerajRajasthan police has recently detained Neeraj Kumar Sharma, a 45 year old contractor withKumar Sharma, a 45 year old contractor with the local electricity board, in connection withthe local electricity board, in connection with anti-social activity on a newly completedanti-social activity on a newly completed project connecting Bhagat Singh Circle toproject connecting Bhagat Singh Circle to Agrasen Circle.Agrasen Circle. What was the issue? What was the issue?  8
  11. 11. 9    The model OQ-2 by the RadioplaneThe model OQ-2 by the Radioplane Company was the first mass-produced UAV inCompany was the first mass-produced UAV in the USA. A follow-on version, the OQ-3,the USA. A follow-on version, the OQ-3, became the most widely used target aircraftbecame the most widely used target aircraft during WWII.during WWII. Which employee of that company, thenWhich employee of that company, then working as an assembler at the Van Nuysworking as an assembler at the Van Nuys Airport factory in the Los Angeles, was said toAirport factory in the Los Angeles, was said to bebe ‘discovered’‘discovered’ by a photographer namedby a photographer named David Conover?  David Conover?  
  12. 12. 1 0   Identify the singer of this melodious BengaliIdentify the singer of this melodious Bengali number. (Song – ‘Ore Mon Pagol’…..a Kishorenumber. (Song – ‘Ore Mon Pagol’…..a Kishore Kumar no. –Kumar no. – link removedlink removed))
  13. 13. 1 1    What was the most noteworthy contribution,What was the most noteworthy contribution, in the world of pop-culture, of this famousin the world of pop-culture, of this famous opera singer of the 1950-60’s?opera singer of the 1950-60’s? (link removed)(link removed)
  14. 14. 1 2    Few months earlier, an amateur detective-cum-Few months earlier, an amateur detective-cum- author named Russell Edwards created aauthor named Russell Edwards created a sensation by claiming that the person, associatedsensation by claiming that the person, associated with a century-old unsolved mystery, was Aaronwith a century-old unsolved mystery, was Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year old Polish immigrant. HeKosminski, a 23-year old Polish immigrant. He reached this conclusion after testing DNA fromreached this conclusion after testing DNA from a blood-stained shawl.a blood-stained shawl. Which mysterious case did Edwards claim toWhich mysterious case did Edwards claim to have solved?have solved? (Vis of the book cover – next slide)(Vis of the book cover – next slide)
  15. 15. 1 2
  16. 16. 1 3   What breed of dog will you find on theWhat breed of dog will you find on the logo of the Hush Puppies Shoes?logo of the Hush Puppies Shoes?
  17. 17. 1 4 Who made his / her debut as a lyricist in thisWho made his / her debut as a lyricist in this 2014 bolly-song? (Song – Nonsence Ki Night2014 bolly-song? (Song – Nonsence Ki Night
  18. 18. 1 5    The seven losing finalists were – Jack Ma, TimThe seven losing finalists were – Jack Ma, Tim Cook, Vladimir Putin, Masoud Barzani, RogerCook, Vladimir Putin, Masoud Barzani, Roger Goodell, Taylor Swift and The FergusonGoodell, Taylor Swift and The Ferguson Protestors.Protestors. Who won?Who won?
  19. 19. 1 6   With which well known character, from theWith which well known character, from the world of literature, would you associate theseworld of literature, would you associate these three actors?three actors?
  20. 20. 1 7    These are all print ads of …….These are all print ads of …….
  21. 21. 1 8    Associated with a very important period ofAssociated with a very important period of Independence Movement of India, this songIndependence Movement of India, this song was included as ‘Utho Utho Hey Bharat’ in thewas included as ‘Utho Utho Hey Bharat’ in the film ‘Bharat Milaap’ (1942). It has beenfilm ‘Bharat Milaap’ (1942). It has been presented in three 2013-bollywood movies,presented in three 2013-bollywood movies, albeit in different ways.albeit in different ways. Which song is being talked about?Which song is being talked about? (Posters of the 2013 bolly-movies – next slide)(Posters of the 2013 bolly-movies – next slide)
  22. 22. 1 8
  23. 23. 1 9    Born in the Rashtrapati Bhawan Block no. 12 andBorn in the Rashtrapati Bhawan Block no. 12 and house no 32, X is the 3rd generation in his familyhouse no 32, X is the 3rd generation in his family profession. X’s grandfather Nazir Ahmed used toprofession. X’s grandfather Nazir Ahmed used to cater to almost all the heavyweights among Indiancater to almost all the heavyweights among Indian and British politicians, including Jawaharlaland British politicians, including Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten.Nehru and Lord Mountbatten. Identify X, whose idea to create a ‘McDonald-likeIdentify X, whose idea to create a ‘McDonald-like biz-entity’ has now become a reality.biz-entity’ has now become a reality.
  24. 24. 2 0    For which ghastlyFor which ghastly incident of recent times,incident of recent times, this well-known characterthis well-known character (vis)(vis) came into news?came into news?
  25. 25. 2 1    13 year old Indian-origin kid Shubham Banerjee13 year old Indian-origin kid Shubham Banerjee has recently become the Silicon Valley’s youngesthas recently become the Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur by launching Braigo Labs, withentrepreneur by launching Braigo Labs, with assistance from the tech giant Intel Corp.assistance from the tech giant Intel Corp. The company name is actually coined after fusingThe company name is actually coined after fusing which two words, reflecting the functioning of thewhich two words, reflecting the functioning of the company?company?
  26. 26. 2 2    Who is the latest entrant in this elite list?Who is the latest entrant in this elite list?
  27. 27. 2 3    Whom do you get from the clues?Whom do you get from the clues?
  28. 28.    The connecting link between these two notedThe connecting link between these two noted Indians is also associated with the world of sports,Indians is also associated with the world of sports, a brand of wine and also with the world of doctors.a brand of wine and also with the world of doctors. Identify that connecting linkIdentify that connecting link.. 2 4
  29. 29. 2 5    Good old days…..this superhit song from aGood old days…..this superhit song from a ‘cult’ bengali movie is actually based on which‘cult’ bengali movie is actually based on which yesteryears’ song?yesteryears’ song?
  30. 30. 2 6    If we consider chronological progression, theIf we consider chronological progression, the top spot was once held bytop spot was once held by No. 5No. 5.. The CardThe Card PlayersPlayers got the top billing on April, 2011. Butgot the top billing on April, 2011. But recently,recently, The Card PlayersThe Card Players was dethroned bywas dethroned by whom/what?whom/what?
  31. 31. 2 7    Starting from 2015, Chhatisgarh governmentStarting from 2015, Chhatisgarh government has started to celebrate ‘Matru Pitru Diwas’ onhas started to celebrate ‘Matru Pitru Diwas’ on 1414thth of Feb, to counter theof Feb, to counter the ‘menace of‘menace of Valentine’s Day’.Valentine’s Day’. Which highly controversial person hasWhich highly controversial person has originally proposed this ideaoriginally proposed this idea around two years ago?around two years ago?
  32. 32. 2 8    Carnegie Mellon University successfullyCarnegie Mellon University successfully implemented the first prototype of thisimplemented the first prototype of this application at its Pittsburgh Campus in 1993.application at its Pittsburgh Campus in 1993. But the term through which it is knownBut the term through which it is known worldwide, was first commercially used in 1999worldwide, was first commercially used in 1999 by a brand-consulting firm calledby a brand-consulting firm called Inter Brand Corporation.Inter Brand Corporation. Which very-much-in-news application is beingWhich very-much-in-news application is being talked about?talked about?
  33. 33. 2 9    Brazil, the largest country in South America,Brazil, the largest country in South America, borders all other South Americanborders all other South American countries except two.countries except two. Name both the countries. Name both the countries. 
  34. 34. 3 0    It’s a parody of ……..It’s a parody of ……..
  35. 35. It all started on 4It all started on 4thth Mar, 1992. Since then itMar, 1992. Since then it happened 4 more times, after pretty regularhappened 4 more times, after pretty regular intervals, precisely on 9intervals, precisely on 9thth Mar, 1996;Mar, 1996; 88thth Jun, 1999; 1Jun, 1999; 1stst Mar, 2003 and 30Mar, 2003 and 30thth Mar, 2011.Mar, 2011. Few more hours will decide whether there willFew more hours will decide whether there will be any addition to this list or not.be any addition to this list or not. What am I talking about?What am I talking about? 1
  36. 36. 1 India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups
  37. 37. 2    According to theAccording to the mythological stories,mythological stories, what was Bheemawhat was Bheema looking for in the junglelooking for in the jungle when he met Hanumanwhen he met Hanuman disguised as an olddisguised as an old monkey?  monkey?  
  38. 38. 2    Brahma KamalBrahma Kamal
  39. 39. 3    This 2014 film, made on a budget ofThis 2014 film, made on a budget of $ 165 million, had 5 Oscar-winners in the$ 165 million, had 5 Oscar-winners in the principal cast. It was filmed under the workingprincipal cast. It was filmed under the working title “Flora’s Letter”, named after the director’stitle “Flora’s Letter”, named after the director’s daughter Floradaughter Flora (vis).(vis). Identify theIdentify the superhit movie.superhit movie.
  40. 40. 3    InterstellarInterstellar
  41. 41. 4 Who are the only father-son duo to winWho are the only father-son duo to win Filmfare RD Burman Award for NewFilmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent?Music Talent? (Son won in 2014)(Son won in 2014)
  42. 42. 4    Shankar & Siddharth MahadevanShankar & Siddharth Mahadevan
  43. 43.   Whose skull is Hamlet holding in his hand?Whose skull is Hamlet holding in his hand?5
  44. 44.   YorickYorick 5
  45. 45. 6    The blue, yellow and red tricolor is the nationalThe blue, yellow and red tricolor is the national flag of both Chad and Romania, but whichflag of both Chad and Romania, but which country, one of the world’s smallest, uses thecountry, one of the world’s smallest, uses the same flag with addition of the coat of armssame flag with addition of the coat of arms shown in the photograph?shown in the photograph?
  46. 46. 6    AndorraAndorra
  47. 47.    A competition, organised by the then NawabA competition, organised by the then Nawab of Lucknow, was won by an one-handed elderlyof Lucknow, was won by an one-handed elderly gentleman named Haji Morad Ali. His winninggentleman named Haji Morad Ali. His winning entry involved 160 ingredients, includingentry involved 160 ingredients, including sandalwood.sandalwood. What was the winning entry?What was the winning entry? 7
  48. 48. 7    Tunday KebabTunday Kebab
  49. 49.   Rajasthan police has recently detained NeerajRajasthan police has recently detained Neeraj Kumar Sharma, a 45 year old contractor withKumar Sharma, a 45 year old contractor with the local electricity board, in connection withthe local electricity board, in connection with anti-social activity on a newly completedanti-social activity on a newly completed project connecting Bhagat Singh Circle toproject connecting Bhagat Singh Circle to Agrasen Circle.Agrasen Circle. What was the issue? What was the issue?  8
  50. 50. 8He wroteHe wrote NathuramNathuram Godse's name atGodse's name at the newlythe newly constructedconstructed flyover inflyover in Alwar town.Alwar town.
  51. 51. 9    The model OQ-2 by the RadioplaneThe model OQ-2 by the Radioplane Company was the first mass-produced UAV inCompany was the first mass-produced UAV in the USA. A follow-on version, the OQ-3,the USA. A follow-on version, the OQ-3, became the most widely used target aircraftbecame the most widely used target aircraft during WWII.during WWII. Which employee of that company, thenWhich employee of that company, then working as an assembler at the Van Nuysworking as an assembler at the Van Nuys Airport factory in the Los Angeles, was said toAirport factory in the Los Angeles, was said to bebe ‘discovered’‘discovered’ by a photographer namedby a photographer named David Conover?  David Conover?  
  52. 52. 9    Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
  53. 53. 1 0   Identify the singer of this melodious BengaliIdentify the singer of this melodious Bengali number. (Song – ‘Ore Mon Pagol’…..a Kishorenumber. (Song – ‘Ore Mon Pagol’…..a Kishore Kumar no. –Kumar no. – link removedlink removed))
  54. 54.    Sanjay ManjrekarSanjay Manjrekar 1 0
  55. 55. 1 1    What was the most noteworthy contribution,What was the most noteworthy contribution, in the world of pop-culture, of this famousin the world of pop-culture, of this famous opera singer of the 1950-60’s?opera singer of the 1950-60’s? (link removed)(link removed)
  56. 56.    Bianca Castafiore was modelled afterBianca Castafiore was modelled after Maria CallasMaria Callas 1 1
  57. 57. 1 2    Few months earlier, an amateur detective-cum-Few months earlier, an amateur detective-cum- author named Russell Edwards created aauthor named Russell Edwards created a sensation by claiming that the person, associatedsensation by claiming that the person, associated with a century-old unsolved mystery, was Aaronwith a century-old unsolved mystery, was Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year old Polish immigrant. HeKosminski, a 23-year old Polish immigrant. He reached this conclusion after testing DNA fromreached this conclusion after testing DNA from a blood-stained shawl.a blood-stained shawl. Which mysterious case did Edwards claim toWhich mysterious case did Edwards claim to have solved?have solved? (Vis of the book cover – next slide)(Vis of the book cover – next slide)
  58. 58. 1 2
  59. 59.    Jack The RipperJack The Ripper 1 2
  60. 60. 1 3   What breed of dog will you find on theWhat breed of dog will you find on the logo of the Hush Puppies Shoes?logo of the Hush Puppies Shoes?
  61. 61.    Basset HoundBasset Hound 1 3
  62. 62. 1 4 Who made his / her debut as a lyricist in thisWho made his / her debut as a lyricist in this 2014 bolly-song?2014 bolly-song? (link removed)(link removed)
  63. 63.    Farah KhanFarah Khan 1 4
  64. 64. 1 5    The seven losing finalists were – Jack Ma, TimThe seven losing finalists were – Jack Ma, Tim Cook, Vladimir Putin, Masoud Barzani, RogerCook, Vladimir Putin, Masoud Barzani, Roger Goodell, Taylor Swift and The FergusonGoodell, Taylor Swift and The Ferguson Protestors.Protestors. Who won?Who won?
  65. 65.    The Ebola FightersThe Ebola Fighters 1 5
  66. 66. 1 6   With which well known character, from theWith which well known character, from the world of literature, would you associate theseworld of literature, would you associate these three actors?three actors?
  67. 67.    Maghanlal MeghrajMaghanlal Meghraj 1 6
  68. 68. 1 7    These are all print ads of …….These are all print ads of …….
  69. 69.    Penguin Audio BooksPenguin Audio Books 1 7
  70. 70. 1 8    Associated with a very important period ofAssociated with a very important period of Independence Movement of India, this songIndependence Movement of India, this song was included as ‘Utho Utho Hey Bharat’ in thewas included as ‘Utho Utho Hey Bharat’ in the film ‘Bharat Milaap’ (1942). It has beenfilm ‘Bharat Milaap’ (1942). It has been presented in three 2013-bollywood movies,presented in three 2013-bollywood movies, albeit in different ways.albeit in different ways. What song is being talked about?What song is being talked about? (Posters of the 2013 bolly-movies – next slide)(Posters of the 2013 bolly-movies – next slide)
  71. 71. 1 8
  72. 72.    ‘‘Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram’Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram’ 1 8
  73. 73. 1 9    Born in the Rashtrapati Bhawan Block no. 12 andBorn in the Rashtrapati Bhawan Block no. 12 and house no 32, X is the 3rd generation in his familyhouse no 32, X is the 3rd generation in his family profession. X’s grandfather Nazir Ahmed used toprofession. X’s grandfather Nazir Ahmed used to cater to almost all the heavyweights among Indiancater to almost all the heavyweights among Indian and British politicians, including Jawaharlaland British politicians, including Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten.Nehru and Lord Mountbatten. Identify X, whose idea to create a ‘McDonald-likeIdentify X, whose idea to create a ‘McDonald-like biz-entity’ has now became a reality.biz-entity’ has now became a reality.
  74. 74.    Jawed HabibJawed Habib 1 9
  75. 75. 2 0    For which ghastlyFor which ghastly incident of recent times,incident of recent times, this well-known characterthis well-known character (vis) came into news?(vis) came into news?
  76. 76.    Charlie Hedbo AttackCharlie Hedbo Attack 2 0
  77. 77. 2 1    13 year old Indian-origin kid Shubham Banerjee13 year old Indian-origin kid Shubham Banerjee has recently become the Silicon Valley’s youngesthas recently become the Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur by launching Braigo Labs, withentrepreneur by launching Braigo Labs, with assistance from the tech giant Intel Corp.assistance from the tech giant Intel Corp. The company name is actually coined after fusingThe company name is actually coined after fusing which two words, reflecting the functioning of thewhich two words, reflecting the functioning of the company?company?
  78. 78.    Braille & LegoBraille & Lego 2 1
  79. 79. 2 2    Who is the latest entrant in this elite list?Who is the latest entrant in this elite list?
  80. 80.    Steven FinnSteven Finn 2 2
  81. 81. 2 3    Whom do you get from the clues?Whom do you get from the clues?
  82. 82.    Kiran BediKiran Bedi 2 3
  83. 83.    The connecting link between these two notedThe connecting link between these two noted Indians is also associated with the world of sports,Indians is also associated with the world of sports, a brand of wine and also with the world of doctors.a brand of wine and also with the world of doctors. Identify that connecting linkIdentify that connecting link.. 2 4
  84. 84.    20202020 2 4
  85. 85. 2 5    Good old days…..this superhit song from aGood old days…..this superhit song from a ‘cult’ bengali movie is actually based on which‘cult’ bengali movie is actually based on which yesteryears’ song?yesteryears’ song?
  86. 86.    2 5
  87. 87. 2 6   If we consider chronological progression, theIf we consider chronological progression, the top spot was once held bytop spot was once held by No. 5No. 5.. The CardThe Card PlayersPlayers got the top billing on April, 2011. Butgot the top billing on April, 2011. But recently,recently, The Card PlayersThe Card Players was dethroned bywas dethroned by whom/what?whom/what?
  88. 88.    When Will You Marry? by GauguinWhen Will You Marry? by Gauguin 2 6
  89. 89. 2 7    Starting from 2015, Chhatisgarh governmentStarting from 2015, Chhatisgarh government has started to celebrate ‘Matru Pitru Diwas’ onhas started to celebrate ‘Matru Pitru Diwas’ on 1414thth of Feb, to counter theof Feb, to counter the ‘menace of‘menace of Valentine’s Day’.Valentine’s Day’. Which highly controversial person hasWhich highly controversial person has originally proposed this ideaoriginally proposed this idea around two years ago?around two years ago?
  90. 90.    Asaram BapuAsaram Bapu 2 7
  91. 91. 2 8    Carnegie Mellon University successfullyCarnegie Mellon University successfully implemented the first prototype of thisimplemented the first prototype of this application at its Pittsburgh Campus in 1993.application at its Pittsburgh Campus in 1993. But the term through which it is knownBut the term through which it is known worldwide, was first commercially used in 1999worldwide, was first commercially used in 1999 by a brand-consulting firm calledby a brand-consulting firm called Inter Brand Corporation.Inter Brand Corporation. Which very-much-in-news application is beingWhich very-much-in-news application is being talked about?talked about?
  92. 92.    Wi FiWi Fi 2 8
  93. 93. 2 9    Brazil, the largest country in South America,Brazil, the largest country in South America, borders all other South Americanborders all other South American countries except two.countries except two. Name both the countries. Name both the countries. 
  94. 94.    Ecuador & ChileEcuador & Chile 2 9
  95. 95. 3 0    It’s a parody of ……..It’s a parody of ……..
  96. 96.    Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey 3 0

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