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Prelims

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Prelims

  1. 1. Researched & Conducted by
  2. 2. A big thank you to……A big thank you to……
  3. 3. Rules • 30 questions.30 questions. • Each question carries 1 mark.Each question carries 1 mark. • Qstn no.s 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 are starQstn no.s 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 are star marked. They will be considered only tomarked. They will be considered only to break ties, even during the final.break ties, even during the final. • If required, the 1If required, the 1stst mistake committed bymistake committed by the teams will be taken into consideration tothe teams will be taken into consideration to break the tie.break the tie. • QMs’ decisions in all the cases will be final.QMs’ decisions in all the cases will be final.
  4. 4. ConnectConnect * Istanbul* Istanbul * Japan* Japan * Kabul* Kabul * Paris* Paris * Switzerland* Switzerland * Egypt* Egypt * Holland* Holland 1
  5. 5. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups
  6. 6.   Which piece of art is being used as the logo ofWhich piece of art is being used as the logo of the world famous Central Cottage Industriesthe world famous Central Cottage Industries Emporium which is India’s window to the worldEmporium which is India’s window to the world for authentic handloom and handicraftfor authentic handloom and handicraft products since 1952?products since 1952? 2
  7. 7. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Bankura HorseBankura Horse
  8. 8. Which was introduced by Chinese migrants inWhich was introduced by Chinese migrants in the 1900, dwindling in numbers these days?the 1900, dwindling in numbers these days? Most of it carry a curious notice in archaicMost of it carry a curious notice in archaic English - ‘hypothecated by’ - with the name ofEnglish - ‘hypothecated by’ - with the name of some organisation.some organisation. 3
  9. 9. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Hand-driven RickshawHand-driven Rickshaw
  10. 10.   What got resulted when the only church inWhat got resulted when the only church in Calcutta then, St. Anne’s got demolished duringCalcutta then, St. Anne’s got demolished during the siege of the city when X wanted to make athe siege of the city when X wanted to make a grand gesture of thanksgiving?grand gesture of thanksgiving? [X not required][X not required]    4
  11. 11. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups First Annual Durga PujaFirst Annual Durga Puja
  12. 12.   Connect.Connect. (Not an exhaustive list)(Not an exhaustive list)    5
  13. 13. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Films of Uttam KumarFilms of Uttam Kumar
  14. 14. Which folk festival observed during the end ofWhich folk festival observed during the end of Bengali calendar, mainly in rural parts of WB,Bengali calendar, mainly in rural parts of WB, is characterised by harsh penance & sacrifice,is characterised by harsh penance & sacrifice, often as body piercing & fear invoking gamesoften as body piercing & fear invoking games involving the fire and weapons has beeninvolving the fire and weapons has been gradually transformed into a festival of Shiva?gradually transformed into a festival of Shiva? Places very famous for this festival includePlaces very famous for this festival include Kurmun in Burdwan distt.Kurmun in Burdwan distt.    6
  15. 15. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups GajanGajan
  16. 16. Among the many versions of his early life, theAmong the many versions of his early life, the most reliable account is that Sudhir Narayanmost reliable account is that Sudhir Narayan Mishra was a poor Deccani Oriya BrahminMishra was a poor Deccani Oriya Brahmin before being sold into slavery and brought upbefore being sold into slavery and brought up by a Persian merchant.by a Persian merchant. Which first in Bengal is he associated with?Which first in Bengal is he associated with?    7
  17. 17. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups First Nawab of BengalFirst Nawab of Bengal
  18. 18. What do we call this typical BengaliWhat do we call this typical Bengali preparation (6-letter word) when differentpreparation (6-letter word) when different vegetables (e.g.,cabbage, green peas, potatoes,vegetables (e.g.,cabbage, green peas, potatoes, coconut, chickpeas) are chopped or finelycoconut, chickpeas) are chopped or finely grated and cooked with both phorongrated and cooked with both phoron and spices?and spices? (We generally prefer the non-veg. variety which(We generally prefer the non-veg. variety which includes fish)includes fish)    8
  19. 19. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups GhontoGhonto
  20. 20. Which temple was built in the 12Which temple was built in the 12thth century bycentury by Ballal Sen, a king of the Sena dynasty to glorifyBallal Sen, a king of the Sena dynasty to glorify his birthplace?his birthplace? The presiding deity in this temple is an incarnation orThe presiding deity in this temple is an incarnation or form of Goddess Durga the Adi Shakti.form of Goddess Durga the Adi Shakti. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 9
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  22. 22. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Dhakeswari Temple, DhakaDhakeswari Temple, Dhaka
  23. 23. If Prabir Kr. Sen is the first Bengali cricketer toIf Prabir Kr. Sen is the first Bengali cricketer to represent India in test cricket, then who is therepresent India in test cricket, then who is the first Bengali cricketer to represent India infirst Bengali cricketer to represent India in One-Day Internationals?One-Day Internationals? 10
  24. 24. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Gopal BoseGopal Bose
  25. 25. At the time of her death, she left behind twoAt the time of her death, she left behind two unpublished novels, ‘Le Journal de Mademoiselleunpublished novels, ‘Le Journal de Mademoiselle d’Arvers’ and ‘Bianca, or the Young Spanishd’Arvers’ and ‘Bianca, or the Young Spanish Maiden’, in addition to an unfinished volume ofMaiden’, in addition to an unfinished volume of original poems in English, ‘Ancient Ballads andoriginal poems in English, ‘Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan’. After her death in 1877, herLegends of Hindustan’. After her death in 1877, her father discovered the manuscripts and got thesefather discovered the manuscripts and got these published.published. Who was this lady who died at pretty young age?Who was this lady who died at pretty young age? (book covers – next slide)(book covers – next slide) 11
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  27. 27. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Toru DuttToru Dutt
  28. 28.   This dialogue from a late ‘80s bengali movie calledThis dialogue from a late ‘80s bengali movie called ‘Maryada’ echoes Indian filmdom’s eternal‘Maryada’ echoes Indian filmdom’s eternal melodrama of motherhood. Though it is not asmelodrama of motherhood. Though it is not as popular aspopular as “Mere pas Maa hai”“Mere pas Maa hai”, still it gains cult, still it gains cult popularity in later years at least in this part ofpopularity in later years at least in this part of the world.the world. Identify the ‘iconic’ dialogue .Identify the ‘iconic’ dialogue . 12
  29. 29. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Bou harale bou paoa jai re, Maa harale….Bou harale bou paoa jai re, Maa harale….
  30. 30. Identify the person, seemsIdentify the person, seems to be a hero to his collegeto be a hero to his college mates.mates. 13
  31. 31. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Anindya ChattopadhyayAnindya Chattopadhyay
  32. 32.   Whose ad?Whose ad?    14
  33. 33. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups KwalityKwality
  34. 34.   Haripriya Paul – a post-Independence BengaliHaripriya Paul – a post-Independence Bengali enterpreneur invested in a new chain of business inenterpreneur invested in a new chain of business in the name of his three daughters, which are stillthe name of his three daughters, which are still being ‘nostalgically’ run in spite of all obstacles ofbeing ‘nostalgically’ run in spite of all obstacles of the new age business scenario.the new age business scenario. Which business chain is being talked about?Which business chain is being talked about?    15
  35. 35. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Minar, Bijoli, ChhabigharMinar, Bijoli, Chhabighar
  36. 36.   i. Who was the singer?i. Who was the singer? ii. Another version of this song was used in aii. Another version of this song was used in a popular movie made by a Bengali director. Id. thatpopular movie made by a Bengali director. Id. that movie also.movie also.    16
  37. 37. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Pintu Bhattacharya & RajnigandhaPintu Bhattacharya & Rajnigandha
  38. 38.   X used to call Y as Hecate (the Queen of theX used to call Y as Hecate (the Queen of the witches in Macbeth). Their tender relationshipwitches in Macbeth). Their tender relationship ended when Y, presumably, committed suicide byended when Y, presumably, committed suicide by taking opium overdose. The real facts remainedtaking opium overdose. The real facts remained shrouded with mystery, as the press was somehowshrouded with mystery, as the press was somehow kept mum by Y’s father-in-law.kept mum by Y’s father-in-law. Who was Y?Who was Y?    17
  39. 39. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Kadambari DeviKadambari Devi
  40. 40.   Name both the character and its creator.Name both the character and its creator. (Part points going)(Part points going) (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide)    18
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  42. 42. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Noleda & Ahibhushan MallickNoleda & Ahibhushan Mallick
  43. 43. This is a still of Shambhu Mitra in a BohurupiThis is a still of Shambhu Mitra in a Bohurupi Production. Simply, name the drama.Production. Simply, name the drama. [Name of the dramatist sounds Bengali, but in no way he[Name of the dramatist sounds Bengali, but in no way he hailed from Bengal]hailed from Bengal] (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 19
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  45. 45. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups MudrarakshahsaMudrarakshahsa
  46. 46. In a prestigious list of achievers’, Kuntal Roy was theIn a prestigious list of achievers’, Kuntal Roy was the first and Bhabani Mukherjee is the second and tillfirst and Bhabani Mukherjee is the second and till date, the last Bangalee gentleman.date, the last Bangalee gentleman. What’s their achievement?What’s their achievement? 20
  47. 47. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Won Dronacharya AwardWon Dronacharya Award
  48. 48.   The credit of discovering it goes to noted scholarThe credit of discovering it goes to noted scholar Haraprasad Shastri who during his third visit toHaraprasad Shastri who during his third visit to Nepal in 1907 discovered a collection of 47 versesNepal in 1907 discovered a collection of 47 verses written by 22 Siddhacharyas from the Royal library ofwritten by 22 Siddhacharyas from the Royal library of the Nepalese kings. He published his findings in athe Nepalese kings. He published his findings in a volume in 1916.volume in 1916. What is being referred to?What is being referred to? 21
  49. 49. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups CharjapadaCharjapada
  50. 50. Noted for its elegance and grandeur, this brick-builtNoted for its elegance and grandeur, this brick-built double-storey structure in the classical Western styledouble-storey structure in the classical Western style is designed on the model of a similar building in UKis designed on the model of a similar building in UK which is often at the centre of state occasions andwhich is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.royal hospitality. Identify this place of tourist interest which is alsoIdentify this place of tourist interest which is also sometimes referred to as the Victor Jubilee Palace.sometimes referred to as the Victor Jubilee Palace. 22
  51. 51. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Cooch Behar PalaceCooch Behar Palace
  52. 52. 23 Only once in its history, IFA Shield prizeOnly once in its history, IFA Shield prize distribution ceremony in 1951 took place at andistribution ceremony in 1951 took place at an unusual venue to celebrate East Bengal’s victoriesunusual venue to celebrate East Bengal’s victories for three consecutive years. for three consecutive years.  Where was the trophy handed over to EB team?Where was the trophy handed over to EB team? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide)
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  54. 54. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Raj Bhavan, KolkataRaj Bhavan, Kolkata
  55. 55.   This is the modern rendition of a very popularThis is the modern rendition of a very popular folk song.folk song. Name the genre of folk which took its name from theName the genre of folk which took its name from the streams of a river.streams of a river.    24
  56. 56. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups BhatiyaliBhatiyali
  57. 57. Ashutosh Mukherjee was the President of theAshutosh Mukherjee was the President of the Governing Body of this wellknown educationalGoverning Body of this wellknown educational institution from 1907 to 1922. Annie Besant held theinstitution from 1907 to 1922. Annie Besant held the post in 1926. Some of the noted alumnis are W.C.post in 1926. Some of the noted alumnis are W.C. Bonerjee, Swami Abhedananda and poet JatindranathBonerjee, Swami Abhedananda and poet Jatindranath Sengupta. Gourmohan Auddy Memorial Archive,Sengupta. Gourmohan Auddy Memorial Archive, named after the founder was formally inaugurated innamed after the founder was formally inaugurated in May, 2015 on the birth anniversary of it’s most notedMay, 2015 on the birth anniversary of it’s most noted alumni.alumni. Which school is this?Which school is this? 25
  58. 58. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Oriental SeminaryOriental Seminary
  59. 59. Originally iron skewers were used as they were easyOriginally iron skewers were used as they were easy to maintain and lasted a lifetime. However, as itsto maintain and lasted a lifetime. However, as its popularity grew, these long heavy iron skewers werepopularity grew, these long heavy iron skewers were outnumbered by the demand. In 1964, iron wasoutnumbered by the demand. In 1964, iron was replaced by bamboo as they were lightweight andreplaced by bamboo as they were lightweight and hugely available in and around Kolkata. Ultimately,hugely available in and around Kolkata. Ultimately, these bamboo skewers are responsible for its name.these bamboo skewers are responsible for its name. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 26
  60. 60. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Kati RollKati Roll
  61. 61. This popular Rabindrasangeet is part of whichThis popular Rabindrasangeet is part of which dance drama?dance drama? 27
  62. 62. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups ShapmochanShapmochan
  63. 63. This former Dewan of Munger settled down inThis former Dewan of Munger settled down in Kolkata after his retirement. Pretty well-known forKolkata after his retirement. Pretty well-known for his benevolent activities, which became a part ofhis benevolent activities, which became a part of the folklore during the 18the folklore during the 18thth Century Bengal, he usedCentury Bengal, he used to donate freely for social events. Many poorto donate freely for social events. Many poor students, who came to this city for studies and instudents, who came to this city for studies and in search of jobs, were especially benefitted from hissearch of jobs, were especially benefitted from his large-heartedness.large-heartedness. Apart from a street name in North Kolkata, how hasApart from a street name in North Kolkata, how has he been immortalised?he been immortalised? 28
  64. 64. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Hari Ghosh-er GoyalHari Ghosh-er Goyal
  65. 65. Who is/was the illustrator of all these book covers?Who is/was the illustrator of all these book covers? 29
  66. 66. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Narayan DebnathNarayan Debnath
  67. 67. The photo shows the foundation of somethingThe photo shows the foundation of something which was established by a Govt. Order dated 28which was established by a Govt. Order dated 28 Jan, 1835 and helped greatly to usher in a new era.Jan, 1835 and helped greatly to usher in a new era. What?What? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 30
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  69. 69. India’s victory over Pakistan inIndia’s victory over Pakistan in cricket World Cupscricket World Cups Medical College and Hospital, KolkataMedical College and Hospital, Kolkata

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