The Shyam Bhatt Memorial Open Quiz 2012 - Prelims - Answers - Part 2
The PrelimsResearched and conducted for AFMC by : Major Chandrakant Nair
37 questions 11-20 starred, will resolve the ties
In 2010, X was placed under house arrest to prevent a party he had organized to protest the planned demolition (which happened in Jan 2011) of his newly built studio by the government. As a result, the party took place without X’s presence, with his supporters making a strong statement by eating 10,000 Ys. The government had announced a goal of constructing a "Harmonious Society" in 2004, which was cited as the reason for censorship. As a result, Y, which sounds similar to ‘Harmony’ in local lingo, is used as a euphemism locally to stand up to censorship. X andY? Image of the demolition in the next slide.
The word for all practical purposes refers to a thin rhombus, i.e. a rhombus with acute angles of 45°, but is also used as a synonym for any type of rhombus. A particular form of medication used to relieve some of the effects of certain upper respiratory tract infections takes its name from the fact that the first of these were rhombus-shaped. What word?
This freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh fought the Telangana Rebellion against the Nizams and also the Razakars, who were against Hyderabad state to be integrated into independent India. He was the Minister of Revenue in the 1959 Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy government and later became Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1969. Which luminary, who has a district in AP named after him for his efforts?
This is the USS Harry S Truman, the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the US Navy, in service since 1996. What is the motto of the vessel?
Formed in Calcutta in 1975, this pioneering music act is one of the legitimate claimants for the title of India’s first ever rock band. They take their title from a poem by the great modernist Bengali poet Jibanananda Das. “_______ _______ ghash khae Kartiker jyotsnar prantorey” Featured is one of their greatest hits Prithibita naki which was remade as Bheegi Bheegi by Pritam for Gangster. Identify the group.
It was supposed to a tribute to the United States Constitution’s Bicentennial on the Sep 17, 1976. However, a letter-writing campaign forced the then President Gerald Ford overrule the official suggestion and reveal that he was a little partial to the suggestion that came in via the letters. What are we talking about?
Privacy International is an organisation established in 1990 and dedicated to defending the right to privacy across the world and fights surveillance and other intrusions into private life by governments and corporations. They are the first organisation to campaign at an international level on privacy issues. Every year Privacy International awards government agencies, private companies and individuals who have excelled in the violation of privacy. The next awards ceremony is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam in March 2012. What are these awards called? Image in the next slide.
How do we better know the words Mene, Mene, Tekel u- Pharsin (meaning numbered, numbered, weighed, divided) from Chapter 5 of the Book of Daniel?
Widely regarded as the world’s most isolated continental city, this place X got the nickname ‘The City of Lights’ on 20 Feb 1962, because the city residents decided that every light should be left on in the city to give Y, passing over X in his spacecraft Friendship VII, a birds eye opportunity to check out the city. 36 years later, in 1998, X repeated this feat as Y passed overhead once again in the Space shuttle Discovery. X andY please.
Pictured are round flat chocolate drops with the upper surface coated with nonpareils (decorative confection of tiny balls made with sugar and starch). They get their popular name from their resemblance to clusters of concentrated melanin seen in certain parts of the human body. What are these called?
This plant is poisonous to the animal referenced in its name and hence there is considerable confusion regarding the origin of the name. One theory states that this animal came to be associated in the 15th century with coarseness, roughness, or large size, alluding to the large size of the animals (referenced here) of that time. Therefore, the larger, more pungent of these plants came to be known by the name we know them today. The other theory states that the name is derived from the misinterpretation of the German Mahrrettich, where Mahr stood for the female species of the animal. Identify the plant.
• This phrase was first spoken by the character Antony in English poet John Drydens 17th century play All for Love : “ They look on us at distance, and, like curs Scaped from the lions paws, they bay far off And _______ _______ ______ , and faintly threaten war”• The phrase has definite medical significance and scientific proof to back it . The cat shown in the pic is fitted with a device known as Elizabethan collar to avoid potential pitfalls of the medical relevance of this phrase .• Which phrase?
Saliva has properties and substances that aid wound healing. Excessive wound licking by animals can lead to lick granulomas .
Pictured (next slide) is Ian Charleson playing the role of X in Gandhi. X, probably (in Ramachandra Guha’s words), was the only close aide to address Gandhi by his first name and was intimately associated with St.Stephen’s College, Delhi. Which location in Delhi is named after him?
This 2011 film is the first ever Dutch 3D feature film and is about the last journey of a famous explorer X (after whom multiple geographic regions have been named) in 1596-1597 in his effort to discover the North-East passage. The movie describes (and is named after) the events on an archipelago Y the expedition was standed on. Y was the site of the October 30, 1961 explosion of Tsar Bomba, the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Also, Cape Flissingski on Y is taken to be the easternmost point of Europe. Identify X andY. Image in the next slide.
The usage of this word to refer to alcoholics suffering from Delirium Tremens was popularised by this 1934 Cab Calloway song: If youd like to be a X, First thing you must do is get a jug, Put whiskey, wine and gin within, And shake it all up and then begin. Grab a cup and start to toss, You are drinking ______ sauce! Dont you worry, you just mug, And then youll be a X! Its most popular use, however, is to refer to a swing dancer or various types of swing dances. What?
The doll owned by Morticia Addams in The Addams Family is named Anne Boleyn. What is Wednesday Addamss doll named?
Available in a worldwide Limited Edition of 388 fountain pens and 38 rollerballs, the promotional article on this series of pens from Krone goes as thus: “Crafted out of genuine horn, the cap displays handsome striations of the natural material. The cap is topped with sterling silver, which encapsulates two exceptional historical artifacts; a fragment of X’s personal powder horn and a fragment of bead from one of Sitting Bull’s camps. The barrel features the boldly hand painted scene of Y, depicting X surrounded by Indians” Gimme X /Y (Image in the next slide).
Predominantly employed in light bulbs and camera mounting, it is a fastening mechanism consisting of a male side with one or more pins, and a female receptor with matching L slots and springs to keep the two parts locked together. The concept gets its name from the fact that the mechanism was originally used by infantry soldiers in a hurry to mount something (no pun intended ). What is it called?
This building in an Indian city is famous for its musical and theatrical performances and is built to resemble a gigantic seven stringed violin, complete with the strings, keys, the bridge and the bow. It was built in 1980 in memory to a famous violinist and is named after him. A noted actor- former MP-former MoS for Information and Broadcasting in the central government is the violin maestro’s grandson. Name the building/violinist and his grandson. Image in the next slide.
Expurgation is a form of censorship which involves removing anything deemed noxious or offensive, usually from a work of art. The corresponding term for books is Bowdlerization, named after Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published an expurgated version of Shakespeare’s works which he considered suitable for women and children. The question is, what popular name is given to works subjected to expurgation (after an old practice which supposedly made works of art presentable for public viewing)?
These are frames fit under and around the neck of cattle and enable them to pull together on a load, usually when working in pairs. What geographical term is named after these contraptions?