Inquizzitive Prelims Answers


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One of the biggest quizzes in Bhubaneswar organised during Xpressions 2009, hosted by Priyambad Pattanayak at XIMB

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Inquizzitive Prelims Answers

  1. 2. <ul><li>Rules… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 questions – all written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions 11-21 are tie-break questions. In case of a further tie, questions from 1 – 10 will be evaluated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No negative marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Masters decision is binding </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. On March 5, 2009 at the O2 Arena, he announced that he would perform 10 concert performances as part of a comeback, also suggesting possible post-show retirement: “I just wanted to say that these will be my final show performances in London. When I say ‘______ _______ _______’, it really means ‘______ _______ _______’.” What three words? Q 1
  3. 4. and the answer is
  4. 6. Q 2 26 people of Harijan Sahi of Ambapua village near Berhampur city were one of the reasons, Odisha was in news for the right reasons last year. How are they collectively / famously known?
  5. 7. and the answer is
  6. 9. Q 3 It is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India. It connects Rajsamand and Pali districts, 40 kilometres from Udaipur. The name of this very famous place is believed to have come from the ‘turmeric-colored’ yellow soil. What place?
  7. 10. and the answer is
  8. 11. Haldighati
  9. 12. Q 4 This brand of shirt has partnered with Wildlife Society of Orissa and WWF India for saving wildlife in Odisha and Gujarat. Every time one buys this product, a part of the sale proceed is used to fund projects for conservation of freshwater & marine creatures. What brand?
  10. 13. and the answer is
  11. 14. Turtle Shirts
  12. 15. Mostly made from condensed milk it is cooked with sugar until it solidifies. Other varieties include besan _____, made with besan (gram flour) and pista. The name is derived from ‘Persian for ice’ since it is similar to ice in appearance. What? Q 5
  13. 16. and the answer is
  14. 17. Barfi
  15. 18. Q 6 Identify the person on the TIME magazine cover.
  17. 20. and the answer is
  18. 21. Jay Leno of ‘The Tonight Show’
  19. 22. Q 7 In a poll conducted by Animal Planet, it was voted the world's favorite animal, narrowly beating the dog. Callum Rankine, international species officer at the WWF conservation charity, said the result gave him hope. “If people are voting for them as their favorite animal, it means they recognize their importance, and hopefully the need to ensure their survival,” he said.
  20. 23. and the answer is
  21. 24. Tiger
  22. 25. Q 8 Identify the brand advertised in the next visual.
  24. 27. and the answer is
  25. 28. Durex
  26. 29. Q 9 Last year, which Zoological Park, literally meaning ‘The Garden of Heavens’ became the 1st in India to be included in the WAZA - World Association of Zoos and Aquariums?
  27. 30. and the answer is
  28. 31. Nandan Kanan
  29. 32. Q 10 Which chemical element was named based on the Greek word for color, because of the many colorful compounds made from it?
  30. 33. and the answer is
  31. 35. Q 11 ** In 2008, a statue of Mayawati was replaced from a park in Lucknow as she did not like the face and body of the statue. The original statue was also missing a vital accessory which according to her, gave her a more professional look. This was then added in the new statue. What accessory was this?
  33. 37. and the answer is
  34. 38. Her handbag !!
  35. 39. When the Somnath temple was sacked by the Mohammed of Ghazni , the ancestors of this family fled Somnath and settled in Goa, near a place famous for its Shiva temple. Which family is this who also get their famous surname after the temple? Q 12 **
  36. 40. and the answer is
  37. 42. Q 13 ** <ul><li>Who is the oldest inhabitant of Asterix’s village? </li></ul><ul><li>On which real-life character was ‘Cassius Ceramix’ in Asterix comics based on? </li></ul>
  38. 43. and the answer is
  39. 44. <ul><li>Geriatrix – (Geriatrics) </li></ul><ul><li>Cassius Clay / Mohammed Ali – (Ceramix - Clay) </li></ul>
  40. 45. In the month of April last year, ECB sponsored a T20 match in aid of ‘The Lord’s Taverner’s’ and ‘The Himalayan Trust’, UK. What two teams competed for the ‘Everest Test Trophy’, in what was the highest cricket match ever played? (No part points) Q 14 **
  41. 46. and the answer is
  42. 47. Team Hillary and Team Tenzing
  43. 48. Q 15 ** It is a tropical tree, native to India and it was apparently from India that it reached the Persians. The Arabs called it ‘Date of India’. What tree?
  44. 49. and the answer is
  45. 50. ‘ Tamar-i-hind’ / ‘Tamar Hindi’ and hence, Tamarind
  46. 51. This immensely popular Indian actor’s biography is so named because, in most of the movies that he acted in, his was the last name in the cast portion of the credits, with the words “...and ________” and sometimes “…above all _______” were displayed. Who? Q 16 **
  47. 52. and the answer is
  48. 54. Q 17 ** Internationally known speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield finally agreed, after years of continuous audience requests, that they put their stories into book form but rather than focusing only on their stories, they decided to reach out to others and seek contributions of tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. As they searched for a winning title, Jack visualized the image of his grandmother’s _______________________________ and remembered how she told him it would cure anything. The book would have the same healing powers, but not for the body - for the soul. What book?
  49. 55. and the answer is
  50. 57. Q 18 ** Which is the only capital outside USA to be named after an US president?
  51. 58. and the answer is
  52. 59. Monrovia (Liberia), named after U.S. President James Monroe
  53. 60. Q 19 ** AIDS was first reported June 5, 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five men in Los Angeles and was dubbed GRID. What does GRID stand for?
  54. 61. and the answer is
  55. 62. GRID – Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  56. 63. Q 20 ** From a far away land rises a mighty hero. The son of peasants from two different realms, the one known only as ‘X’ protects the people of Hope Kingdom at all costs and takes on the likes of ‘ Boosh the Dim’, ‘Red Sarah’ and ‘ Cha-nee the Grim’. Which comic hero?
  57. 64. and the answer is
  58. 65. Barack Obama’s comic debut !
  59. 66. Q 21 ** In Hindu mythology they were the community of celestial singers. They are said to have lived in a land in the extreme north of India in a province which is today’s Afghanistan. Name them?
  60. 67. and the answer is
  61. 68. Gandharvas
  62. 69. Q 22 Until very recently, in India, this musical instrument was only heard in the hills and valleys of Kashmir as an accompaniment to the hymns of the Sufi mystics. It was referred to as the ‘ shata tantri veena’ in Indian musical history and is named after a Persian word, meaning a hundred strings. Which musical instrument?
  63. 70. and the answer is
  64. 71. Santoor
  65. 72. Q 23 Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman Osamu Suzuki is a connoisseur of wines. In his personal dining room and bar where he entertains his guests, there is a bottle of what he believes is the best liquor brand from each of the 192 countries the company operates in. Through which brand is India represented?
  66. 73. and the answer is
  67. 75. Q 24 Which literary character is depicted in this poster of an upcoming blockbuster?
  69. 77. and the answer is
  70. 78. The Mad Hatter
  71. 79. Q 25 Who is the singer and what literary work is this?
  72. 80. and the answer is
  73. 81. Literary Work – Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  74. 82. Q 26 Listen to this ‘audio piece’ carefully. Phone. 
  75. 83. and the answer is
  76. 84. Morse Code for ‘SMS’. 
  77. 85. Q 27 What work of literature has inspired all three?
  79. 87. and the answer is
  80. 88. The Mahabharata
  81. 89. Q 28 Watch the next video ad carefully.
  82. 90. and the answer is
  83. 92. Q 29 Watch the next video carefully.
  84. 93. and the answer is
  85. 94. The Monty Hall problem
  86. 95. Q 30 Watch the next video carefully.
  87. 96. and the answer is
  88. 97. Black Eyed Peas