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Prelims

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Conducted by QLoK as part of the Double-Bill Quizzes at Presidency University, Kolkata on 21st June, 2015.

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Prelims

  1. 1. Preliminary RoundPreliminary Round
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. This is the only time that the Republic Day paradeThis is the only time that the Republic Day parade did not happen on Rajpath/India Gate.did not happen on Rajpath/India Gate. Identify the structure seen in the backgroundIdentify the structure seen in the background.. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 1
  4. 4. 1
  5. 5. Purana QuilaPurana Quila 1
  6. 6. Which Bharat Ratna winner was knighted by theWhich Bharat Ratna winner was knighted by the British Govt. in 1931 for his services to educationBritish Govt. in 1931 for his services to education but did not use the title in personal life, preferringbut did not use the title in personal life, preferring instead chose to use his acedemic title “Doctor”?instead chose to use his acedemic title “Doctor”? 2
  7. 7. Dr. Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanDr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 2
  8. 8. Simply complete the list.Simply complete the list. Airavata, Pundarika, Vamana, Kumuda,Airavata, Pundarika, Vamana, Kumuda, Anjana, Pushpadanta, Sarvabhauma &Anjana, Pushpadanta, Sarvabhauma & _______._______. 3
  9. 9. SupratikaSupratika 3
  10. 10. Which city which bears the same name as theWhich city which bears the same name as the empire itself was founded in the 14th centuryempire itself was founded in the 14th century and was the stronghold of Hinduism whenand was the stronghold of Hinduism when India was politically dominated by MuslimIndia was politically dominated by Muslim rulers?rulers? Described as “the best provided city in theDescribed as “the best provided city in the world” and was founded “as large as Romeworld” and was founded “as large as Rome and very beautiful to look at” by theand very beautiful to look at” by the Portugueses traveller Domingo Paes.Portugueses traveller Domingo Paes. 4
  11. 11. VijaynagarVijaynagar 4
  12. 12. What practice started with Emperor AshokaWhat practice started with Emperor Ashoka and followed up with Shahjehan, Rajendraand followed up with Shahjehan, Rajendra Chola, Vikramaditya, Akbar, ChandraguptaChola, Vikramaditya, Akbar, Chandragupta and ended with Kanishka?and ended with Kanishka? Under the new convention the name ofUnder the new convention the name of Krishna Deva Raya was first used.Krishna Deva Raya was first used. 5
  13. 13. Names of aircrafts of Air IndiaNames of aircrafts of Air India 5
  14. 14. Name the first two in this list.Name the first two in this list. (Not exhaustive)(Not exhaustive) * ________________________ (1983)* ________________________ (1983) * ________________________ (1983)* ________________________ (1983) * Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)* Churches and Convents of Goa (1986) * Elephanta Caves (1987)* Elephanta Caves (1987) * Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)* Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) * Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus* Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (2004)(2004) * Great Himalayan National Park, Kulu (2014)* Great Himalayan National Park, Kulu (2014) * Rani-Ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) (2014)* Rani-Ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) (2014) 6
  15. 15. Agra Fort (1983) & Ajanta Caves (1983)Agra Fort (1983) & Ajanta Caves (1983) 6
  16. 16. The tradition was started during Dogra rule inThe tradition was started during Dogra rule in 1872 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh and is called1872 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh and is called the _____ Move. It is the name given to the bi-the _____ Move. It is the name given to the bi- annual exercise of shifting the secretariat andannual exercise of shifting the secretariat and all other government offices from capital cityall other government offices from capital city to another in this state.to another in this state. Fill up the blank.Fill up the blank. 7
  17. 17. DurbarDurbar It involves housing offices from May to October in State’s summer capital, Srinagar and rest six months in its winter capital, Jammu. 7
  18. 18. The ‘not-so-lucky four’ ---- put funda.The ‘not-so-lucky four’ ---- put funda. 8
  19. 19. Losing Captains of Mumbai in RanjiLosing Captains of Mumbai in Ranji Trophy FinalsTrophy Finals 8
  20. 20. Which brand having their factory located atWhich brand having their factory located at Hosur, TN had launched in 2009 the world’sHosur, TN had launched in 2009 the world’s smallest Bhagwad Gita engraved/inscribed insmallest Bhagwad Gita engraved/inscribed in its product?its product? 9
  21. 21. TanishqTanishq 9
  22. 22. Identify the male actor on whom this song hasIdentify the male actor on whom this song has been picturised.been picturised. 10
  23. 23. Rajendra KumarRajendra Kumar 10
  24. 24. X’s only playback song, in his entire lifetime, isX’s only playback song, in his entire lifetime, is this Rabindrasangeetthis Rabindrasangeet [what you hear is a different[what you hear is a different version of the song]version of the song].. Identify X and also name the actor (Y) on whoseIdentify X and also name the actor (Y) on whose lip he sang this song.lip he sang this song. 11
  25. 25. X – Satyajit Ray & Y – Utpal DuttX – Satyajit Ray & Y – Utpal Dutt 11
  26. 26. During his much hypedDuring his much hyped visit to Kolkata, a newvisit to Kolkata, a new sweet dish, a variant ofsweet dish, a variant of Chhanar PayesChhanar Payes (or Kheer(or Kheer Sagar) was introduced.Sagar) was introduced. Which popular sweet dishWhich popular sweet dish of 50’s-60’s is beingof 50’s-60’s is being referred to?referred to? 12
  27. 27. Bulganiner BishmoyBulganiner Bishmoy 12
  28. 28. X was the captain of his local ‘Rough and ToughX was the captain of his local ‘Rough and Tough and Jolly’ Cricket team. His antics, on and off-the-and Jolly’ Cricket team. His antics, on and off-the- field, inspired the stories ‘Dodu - The Moneyfield, inspired the stories ‘Dodu - The Money Maker’ and ‘The Regal Cricket Club’ written by Y.Maker’ and ‘The Regal Cricket Club’ written by Y. Incidentally, Y, who in his boyhood, used to playIncidentally, Y, who in his boyhood, used to play football for the local football team – ‘Jumpingfootball for the local football team – ‘Jumping Stars’, was later found himself on the cover of aStars’, was later found himself on the cover of a much acclaimed cricket book.much acclaimed cricket book. Identify both X & Y.Identify both X & Y. 13
  29. 29. X – R. K. Laxman & Y – R. K. NarayanX – R. K. Laxman & Y – R. K. Narayan 13
  30. 30. Who is the only person to have served in all threeWho is the only person to have served in all three offices of Chief Justice of India, President of Indiaoffices of Chief Justice of India, President of India and the Vice President of India?and the Vice President of India? 14
  31. 31. Mohammad HidayatullahMohammad Hidayatullah 14
  32. 32. Located in present-day Ratlam District of MadhyaLocated in present-day Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh, it was British India’s smallest province,Pradesh, it was British India’s smallest province, with an area of 65 km² and a population of 5267with an area of 65 km² and a population of 5267 (1941 census). It was part of the Malwa region and(1941 census). It was part of the Malwa region and consisted of several separate enclaves, bounded byconsisted of several separate enclaves, bounded by the princely states of Gwalior, Jaora and Dewas.the princely states of Gwalior, Jaora and Dewas. It was one among the 14 provinces of India afterIt was one among the 14 provinces of India after independence, till the formulation of boundaries ofindependence, till the formulation of boundaries of new states.new states. Which province was this?Which province was this? 15
  33. 33. Panth-Piploda ProvincePanth-Piploda Province 15
  34. 34. Y was the daughter of Maharaja Chhatrasal ofY was the daughter of Maharaja Chhatrasal of Bundelkhand province, borne by his Persian-Muslim wifeBundelkhand province, borne by his Persian-Muslim wife Ruhaani Bai. When the Mughal chief from Allahabad, Md.Ruhaani Bai. When the Mughal chief from Allahabad, Md. Khan Bangash invaded Chhattrasal’s kingdom andKhan Bangash invaded Chhattrasal’s kingdom and imprisoned him and his family, Chhattrasal sent a secretimprisoned him and his family, Chhattrasal sent a secret message, seeking help, to X, who happened to be on amessage, seeking help, to X, who happened to be on a military campaign in the vicinity of Bundelkhand. X camemilitary campaign in the vicinity of Bundelkhand. X came to the rescue. After defeating Bangash, he restoredto the rescue. After defeating Bangash, he restored Chhatrasal to his throne. In gratitude, Chattrasal gave XChhatrasal to his throne. In gratitude, Chattrasal gave X his daughter Y, and a third of his kingdom.his daughter Y, and a third of his kingdom. Who were X & Y?Who were X & Y? (vis of Y – next slide)(vis of Y – next slide) 16
  35. 35. 16
  36. 36. Bajirao MastaniBajirao Mastani 16
  37. 37. X, mostly associated with an early 20X, mostly associated with an early 20thth centurycentury subversive activity masterminded by the Hindustansubversive activity masterminded by the Hindustan Republican Association, has been used as a settingRepublican Association, has been used as a setting for various movies, like for various movies, like JunoonJunoon and and Umrao JaanUmrao Jaan. But. But the place is also known for a popular culinary item.the place is also known for a popular culinary item. Which place is this?Which place is this? 17
  38. 38. KakoriKakori 17
  39. 39. This caricature profiles a project whose 1st editionThis caricature profiles a project whose 1st edition was based on the Harrod-Domer model with fewwas based on the Harrod-Domer model with few modifications.modifications. Which project?Which project? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 18
  40. 40. 18
  41. 41. Five-Year PlanFive-Year Plan 18
  42. 42. This is a fasting festival for Hindu women, mainlyThis is a fasting festival for Hindu women, mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana and also incelebrated in Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana and also in Nepal. It takes place on the 3Nepal. It takes place on the 3rdrd day of Shukla Paksha ofday of Shukla Paksha of the Shraavana that normally falls from late July to earlythe Shraavana that normally falls from late July to early September. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati,September. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, it iscommemorating her union with Lord Shiva, it is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse andcelebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. Thechildren and purification of own body and soul. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combinesfestival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting.sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Id. the festival.Id. the festival. 19
  43. 43. TeejTeej 19
  44. 44. It was a fierce rivalry between Hama, the ruler ofIt was a fierce rivalry between Hama, the ruler of ______ and the Maharana of Chittor. Maharana______ and the Maharana of Chittor. Maharana attacked several times to the hill-fort of _____ butattacked several times to the hill-fort of _____ but failed to conquer it and was miserably defeated eachfailed to conquer it and was miserably defeated each time. Due to this continuous defeat Maharanatime. Due to this continuous defeat Maharana became upset. To satisfy his ego, Maharana plannedbecame upset. To satisfy his ego, Maharana planned a strange idea, which he successfully employed aftera strange idea, which he successfully employed after killing a Prince of Hada clan.killing a Prince of Hada clan. What was that idea?What was that idea? (This historical event was the subject of a Tagore’s poem)(This historical event was the subject of a Tagore’s poem) 20
  45. 45. Built and destroyed a replica of BundiBuilt and destroyed a replica of Bundi Fort made of clayFort made of clay 20
  46. 46. What is theWhat is the common linkcommon link between all thesebetween all these former Head offormer Head of States?States?-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 11. 1stst President of IndiaPresident of India (1950-1962)(1950-1962) 2. 32. 3rdrd Prime Minister ofPrime Minister of Pakistan (1953-1955)Pakistan (1953-1955) 3. 23. 2ndnd President ofPresident of Bangladesh (1972-1973)Bangladesh (1972-1973) 4. 64. 6thth President ofPresident of Bangladesh (1975-1977)Bangladesh (1975-1977) 21 1 2 3 4
  47. 47. Kolkata PresidenciansKolkata Presidencians 21
  48. 48. Find the connection.Find the connection. 22
  49. 49. Ganga JamunaGanga Jamuna 22
  50. 50. Just before the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, severalJust before the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, several smaller parties created a lot of noise regarding asmaller parties created a lot of noise regarding a particular issue. The Unnati Party in UP even filedparticular issue. The Unnati Party in UP even filed a case. In Gujarat, another regional party had alsoa case. In Gujarat, another regional party had also threatened to move court if the matter was notthreatened to move court if the matter was not properly dealt with before the election.properly dealt with before the election. Which common household item was behind allWhich common household item was behind all those commotion?those commotion? 23
  51. 51. Broom as Election SymbolBroom as Election Symbol 23
  52. 52. A self-portrait byA self-portrait by one of the pioneersone of the pioneers in the history ofin the history of modern Indian art,modern Indian art, done by the artist indone by the artist in 1931, has recently1931, has recently fetched ₤ 1.7 m atfetched ₤ 1.7 m at auction atauction at Christie’s.Christie’s. Who?Who? 24
  53. 53. Amrita Sher-GillAmrita Sher-Gill 24
  54. 54. Identify the legend, presenting the IFA Shield toIdentify the legend, presenting the IFA Shield to the 1973 champions East Bengal.the 1973 champions East Bengal. 25
  55. 55. Lev YashinLev Yashin 25
  56. 56. Built in around 983 A.D. by the Ganga dynastyBuilt in around 983 A.D. by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chamundaraya, thisminister and commander Chamundaraya, this monolithic structure was voted by the Indians as themonolithic structure was voted by the Indians as the first of first of Seven Wonders of IndiaSeven Wonders of India during a surveyduring a survey in 2007.in 2007. Identify the structure where hundreds of thousandsIdentify the structure where hundreds of thousands of devotees and tourists from all over the world flockof devotees and tourists from all over the world flock once in 12 years for an event knownonce in 12 years for an event known as Mahamastakabhisheka.as Mahamastakabhisheka. 26
  57. 57. Statue of GomateshwarStatue of Gomateshwar 26
  58. 58. Released in 2014 by the Brazilian Govt. to celebrateReleased in 2014 by the Brazilian Govt. to celebrate the 100 Years of Indian Cinema, this postage stampthe 100 Years of Indian Cinema, this postage stamp depicts a scene from which movie? Also, identify thedepicts a scene from which movie? Also, identify the actress on the stamp.actress on the stamp. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 27
  59. 59. 27
  60. 60. Apur Panchali & Parno MitraApur Panchali & Parno Mitra 27
  61. 61. Which Indian geographical feature, ranked 17Which Indian geographical feature, ranked 17thth inin the world (considering its area), was described in thethe world (considering its area), was described in the Ramayana asRamayana as LavanasagaraLavanasagara?? As mentioned in the epic, Rama used hisAs mentioned in the epic, Rama used his agneyashtra-amoghaagneyashtra-amogha to dry up the sea namedto dry up the sea named Drumakulya situated on north of Lavanasagara.Drumakulya situated on north of Lavanasagara. 28
  62. 62. Thar DesertThar Desert 28
  63. 63. Gifted by Narendra Modi to Sheikh Hasina, duringGifted by Narendra Modi to Sheikh Hasina, during his landmark visit to Bangladesh, what is so specialhis landmark visit to Bangladesh, what is so special about this ‘unusual’ memoribilia?about this ‘unusual’ memoribilia? 29
  64. 64. Steering Wheel of I.N.S. VikrantSteering Wheel of I.N.S. Vikrant 29
  65. 65. The evergreen song used in this recent ad isThe evergreen song used in this recent ad is originally taken from the soundtrack of whichoriginally taken from the soundtrack of which yesteryear’s movie?yesteryear’s movie? 30
  66. 66. Bees Saal BaadBees Saal Baad 30

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