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Presi quiz-2016 - prelims

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Presi quiz-2016 - prelims

  1. 1. Elimination Round
  2. 2. Rules * 25 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (i.e, 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. 1 The 2016 Republic Day parade in New Delhi was a little different. For the first time since 1950, the 35th Infantry Regiment has been given a special privilege. What am I talking about?
  4. 4. 2 Identify the much-in-news organisation, founded in 1960, from its logo.
  5. 5. 3 These are some of the portraits drawn by Hong Yi, known as the painter who paints without paintbrush. What had been used to draw the portraits?
  6. 6. 4 To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the Chinese company Iceason is offering a 3-D printed ice cream that resembles the face of X, with the slogan ‘Never forget national humiliation’. Whose face is that? (bigger vis – next slide)
  7. 7. 4
  8. 8. 5 During the early ‘60s, the slogan – “A _____ for Christmas” had become a seasonal gift slogan in English-speaking societies the world over. Just fill in the blank.
  9. 9. 6 In 1949, when this former student of Rabindranath Tagore went to France, the local press dubbed her – ‘Les Bomb Atomique des Hindous’ after getting completely mesmerised by her graceful presentation. Interestingly, her husband was dubbed the ‘Indian Juliot Curie’ for expertise on his own field. Identify the couple.
  10. 10. 7 The following groups from a particular country collectively came into news in recent times – * General Labour Union (UGTT) * Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) * Human Rights League (LTDH),  * an Order of Lawyers Why?
  11. 11. 8 In the latter part of 2015, the dictatorial attitude of Pahlaj Nihalani, the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification irked the other board members so much that they complained against him to the I&B Minister. Which non-filmy person, considered to be a ‘dictator’ in this part of the world, did they compare him to?
  12. 12. 9 In Dec, 2016, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London will stage an exhibition centred on a person named John Lockwood, whose decorative sculptures are still visible in Mumbai Railway Station and Crawford Market. His meticulous drawings of Indian craftsmen are well represented in the museum, while his illustrations adorn the first edition of a children’s classic, released in 1901. What’s his famous surname?
  13. 13. 10 In the last September, it started with these five entries. The chosen one from these five will go into a final showdown with the current one in March 2016. What is going on?
  14. 14. 11 ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’ is a multiple award winning play. The story is compiled from the e- mails of a student activist killed by a bulldozer while protesting against the actions of Israel’s armed forces in the Gaza Strip. Who co-directed this play alongwith Katherine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian?
  15. 15. 12 To whom, all these google doodles are dedicated?
  16. 16. 13 Commissioned by Boroline, this fibreglass sculpture was inaugurated in 1987 and is responsible for the name of the nearby locality. But it came into news in the recent years for a controversial reason. Who was the sculptor?
  17. 17. 14 Named after this former Governor of Lousiana, it became the first American entry to win the Royal Automobile Club of England’s Dewar Trophy in 1908; this spawned the firm's slogan "Standard of the World". Which company?
  18. 18. 15 How would you connect the following characters? (exhaustive, till date) * Raj Malhotra * Karan Joglekar * Inspector Vijay Kumar / Lallu * Akshay Malhotra * Raja * Rahul Devraj * Dev Kumar / Anand Kumar Malhotra * Bahattar Singh
  19. 19. 16 Identify this footballer, part of the Man City squad in 2008 who caught the imagination of the crowd in this part of the world since 2014.
  20. 20. 17 In a deragatory manner, this term was coined by senior BJP leader Yashwanth Sinha to denote ‘crores of rupees being made without investing any money’. He also sarcastically commented that this business model can be applied to resurrect the Indian economy and arrest the fall of the rupee. After whom, in news for pretty wrong reasons since the last 3-4 years, this supposedly development model is named?
  21. 21. 18 This property in Holmby Hills boasts 29 bedrooms, a cinema projection room, a grotto in the grounds, a wine cellar, a zoo and a pet-cemetry. In March 2015, reporters found blueprints that showed the existence of tunnels built from that house to the residences of celebs like Jack Nicholson & Kirk Douglas. Who is presently living in that house, said to be his ‘creative centre’?
  22. 22. 19 A very scary tribute….. identify both of them.
  23. 23. 20 Which subcontinental cricketer, who (according to his contemporaries) ‘could bowl big leg- breaks even on a marble floor’, was nicknamed after this yesteryear’s cricketer? (The same nickname is very much associated with another ball game)
  24. 24. 22 “I have a broad forehead, so to make it look narrow they tried to stick a strip near the hair-line, but it didn’t work out. So finally, the director took me to a beauty parlour at Kemps Corner and …….”, said someone about something which became synonymous with her. What was thus originated in a small beauty parlour at Kemps Corner?
  25. 25. 23 ‘‘The wand of Narcissus’, thought to be useless inThe wand of Narcissus’, thought to be useless in the initial years, first appeared in 1995 in a book ofthe initial years, first appeared in 1995 in a book of useless inventions in Japan. Since then it has seenuseless inventions in Japan. Since then it has seen good as well as bad days and in recent times it hasgood as well as bad days and in recent times it has been banned from many noted venues for sake ofbeen banned from many noted venues for sake of public safety.public safety. What is being talked about?What is being talked about?
  26. 26. 24 Stephen King dedicated his 1989 book, ‘The Dark Half’, to the ‘deceased Richard Bachman’. Who was Richard Bachman?
  27. 27. 25 Inspired by the 1969 pilot/one-off comedy The Suit, Casanova '73 is a forgotten tv series. It’s notorious for its comedy, laden with sexual innuendoes. Why should quizzers be thankful for the somewhat risque content of this show? (vis – next slide)
  28. 28. 25
  29. 29. 1 The 2016 Republic Day parade in New Delhi was a little different. For the first time since 1950, the 35th Infantry Regiment has been given a special privilege. What am I talking about?
  30. 30. A foreign army contingent took part in the parade 1
  31. 31. 2 Identify the much-in-news organisation, founded in 1960, from its logo.
  32. 32. Film and Television Institute in India 2
  33. 33. 3 These are some of the portraits drawn by Hong Yi, known as the painter who paints without paintbrush. What had been used to draw the portraits?
  34. 34. Stains from the Coffee Cups 3
  35. 35. 4 To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the Chinese company Iceason is offering a 3-D printed ice cream that resembles the face of X, with the slogan ‘Never forget national humiliation’. Whose face is that? (bigger vis – next slide)
  36. 36. 4
  37. 37. Hideki Tojo 4
  38. 38. 5 During the early ‘60s, the slogan – “A _____ for Christmas” had become a seasonal gift slogan in English-speaking societies the world over. Just fill in the blank.
  39. 39. Christie 5
  40. 40. 6 In 1949, when this former student of Rabindranath Tagore went to France, the local press dubbed her – ‘Les Bomb Atomique des Hindous’ after getting completely mesmerised by her graceful presentation. Interestingly, her husband was dubbed the ‘Indian Juliot Curie’ for expertise on his own field. Identify the couple.
  41. 41. Mrinalini Sarabhai & Vikram Sarabhai 6
  42. 42. 7 The following groups from a particular country collectively came into news in recent times – * General Labour Union (UGTT) * Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) * Human Rights League (LTDH),  * an Order of Lawyers Why?
  43. 43. 2015 Nobel Peace Prize 7
  44. 44. 8 In the latter part of 2015, the dictatorial attitude of Pahlaj Nihalani, the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification irked the other board members so much that they complained against him to the I&B Minister. Which non-filmy person, considered to be a ‘dictator’ in this part of the world, did they compare him to?
  45. 45. Greg Chappell 8
  46. 46. 9 In Dec, 2016, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London will stage an exhibition centred on a person named John Lockwood, whose decorative sculptures are still visible in Mumbai Railway Station and Crawford Market. His meticulous drawings of Indian craftsmen are well represented in the museum, while his illustrations adorn the first edition of a children’s classic, released in 1901. What’s his famous surname?
  47. 47. Kipling 9
  48. 48. 10 In the last September, it started with these five entries. The chosen one from these five will go into a final showdown with the current one in March 2016. What is going on?
  49. 49. Selection for the replacement of the National Flag of New Zealand 10
  50. 50. 11 ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’ is a multiple award winning play. The story is compiled from the e- mails of a student activist killed by a bulldozer while protesting against the actions of Israel’s armed forces in the Gaza Strip. Who co-directed this play alongwith Katherine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian?
  51. 51. Alan Rickman 11
  52. 52. 12 To whom, all these google doodles are dedicated?
  53. 53. Charles Perrault 12
  54. 54. 13 Commissioned by Boroline, this fibreglass sculpture was inaugurated in 1987 and is responsible for the name of the nearby locality. But it came into news in the recent years for a controversial reason. Who was the sculptor?
  55. 55. Shanu Lahiri 13
  56. 56. 14 Named after this former Governor of Lousiana, it became the first American entry to win the Royal Automobile Club of England’s Dewar Trophy in 1908; this spawned the firm's slogan "Standard of the World". Which company?
  57. 57. Cadillac 14
  58. 58. 15 How would you connect the following characters? (exhaustive, till date) * Raj Malhotra * Karan Joglekar * Inspector Vijay Kumar / Lallu * Akshay Malhotra * Raja * Rahul Devraj * Dev Kumar / Anand Kumar Malhotra * Bahattar Singh
  59. 59. Characters played by AK in Khiladi series 15
  60. 60. 16 Identify this footballer, part of the Man City squad in 2008 who caught the imagination of the crowd in this part of the world since 2014.
  61. 61. Elano 16
  62. 62. 17 In a deragatory manner, this term was coined by senior BJP leader Yashwanth Sinha to denote ‘crores of rupees being made without investing any money’. He also sarcastically commented that this business model can be applied to resurrect the Indian economy and arrest the fall of the rupee. After whom, in news for pretty wrong reasons since the last 3-4 years, this supposedly development model is named?
  63. 63. Robert Vadra 17
  64. 64. 18 This property in Holmby Hills boasts 29 bedrooms, a cinema projection room, a grotto in the grounds, a wine cellar, a zoo and a pet-cemetry. In March 2015, reporters found blueprints that showed the existence of tunnels built from that house to the residences of celebs like Jack Nicholson & Kirk Douglas. Who is presently living in that house, said to be his ‘creative centre’?
  65. 65. Hugh Hefner 18
  66. 66. 19 A very scary tribute….. identify both of them.
  67. 67. Janet Leigh & Jamie Lee Curtis 19
  68. 68. 20 Which subcontinental cricketer, who (according to his contemporaries) ‘could bowl big leg- breaks even on a marble floor’, was nicknamed after this yesteryear’s cricketer? (The same nickname is very much associated with another ball game)
  69. 69. Subhas Gupte (nicknamed Fergie after Wilfred Fergusson) 20
  70. 70. 22 “I have a broad forehead, so to make it look narrow they tried to stick a strip near the hair-line, but it didn’t work out. So finally, the director took me to a beauty parlour at Kemps Corner and …….”, said someone about something which became synonymous with her. What was thus originated in a small beauty parlour at Kemps Corner?
  71. 71. Sadhana Cut 22
  72. 72. 23 ‘‘The wand of Narcissus’, thought to be useless inThe wand of Narcissus’, thought to be useless in the initial years, first appeared in 1995 in a book ofthe initial years, first appeared in 1995 in a book of useless inventions in Japan. Since then it has seenuseless inventions in Japan. Since then it has seen good as well as bad days and in recent times it hasgood as well as bad days and in recent times it has been banned from many noted venues for sake ofbeen banned from many noted venues for sake of public safety.public safety. What is being talked about?What is being talked about?
  73. 73. Selfie Stick 23
  74. 74. 24 Stephen King dedicated his 1989 book, ‘The Dark Half’, to the ‘deceased Richard Bachman’. Who was Richard Bachman?
  75. 75. To himself. It was his penname. 24
  76. 76. 25 Inspired by the 1969 pilot/one-off comedy The Suit, Casanova '73 is a forgotten tv series. It’s notorious for its comedy, laden with sexual innuendoes. Why should quizzers be thankful for the somewhat risque content of this show? (vis – next slide)
  77. 77. 25
  78. 78. BBC Mastermind started in place of this serial

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