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Above quiz prelims with answers nov 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to the Prelims ABOVE Quiz 2010Quizmaster: Venkatesh S (Venky)
  2. 2. • 20 questions• Write down all your answers• 1 point per question or part• No negative, take guesses!• Top 6 teams in the Finals!
  3. 3. A 2006 book, made into a 2010 movie. 1*Name
  4. 4. • Eat, Pray, Love
  5. 5. Who is he? Even though he is not remotely 2related to sports, how does his name live on inthe world of cricket?
  6. 6. • Sachin Dev Burman• Sachin Tendulkar named after him
  7. 7. 3Why was a performance of the traditional“Koli” dance to a popular Marathi folk song atHoly School in Colaba, Mumbai in the newsrecently?
  8. 8. • Barack and Michelle Obama danced along during their India trip
  9. 9. 4*The Ashoka Pillar in Jayangar, Bangalorerepresented one corner point of the city in acertain direction.How does this fact live on today?
  10. 10. • South End Circle
  11. 11. 7. 5In 1978, Steve Averill, a punk rock musician andfamily friend of Claytons, had suggested sixpotential names from which the band chose “___”for its ambiguity and open-ended interpretations,and because it was the name that they disliked theleast.Before this, the group had two other names (for ashort period): Feedback and The Hype.Which group?
  12. 12. • U2
  13. 13. Which organization‟s logo? 6
  14. 14. • OPEC
  15. 15. Who playing which real-life personality from 7Indian politics?
  16. 16. • Paresh Rawal, playing Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  17. 17. 8What landmark event in World War II happenedexactly two years before India‟s Independence –August 15, 1945?
  18. 18. • Victory Over Japan (V-J) Day / Surrender of Japan
  19. 19. 9*Sharad Devarajan, Deepak Chopra, SirRichard Branson and ________.Who is missing and what did they start in2005?
  20. 20. • Shekhar Kapur• Virgin Comics
  21. 21. 10After the death of Israels first president,Chaim Weizmann, in November 1952, PrimeMinister David Ben-Gurion offered him theposition of President of Israel, a mostlyceremonial post. The offer was presented byIsraels ambassador in Washington, Abba Eban,who explained that the offer "embodies thedeepest respect which the Jewish people canrepose in any of its sons”. However, hedeclined, and wrote in his response that he was"deeply moved", and "at once saddened andashamed" that he could not accept it. Who?
  22. 22. • Albert Einstein
  23. 23. 11• On April 3, 1973, standing on Sixth Avenue in New York City near the New York Hilton hotel, Martin Cooper made a phone call before going to a press conference upstairs in the hotel. That call was placed to Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of research at Bell Labs.• What is the significance of this phone call?
  24. 24. • First cellular/ mobile phone call
  25. 25. 12 Country Production in tonsIndia 13,501,000Peoples Republic of China 3,752,000Mexico 2,050,000Thailand 1,800,000Pakistan 1,719,180Indonesia 1,620,000Brazil 1,546,000World total 33,445,279 • Chart showing production of what?
  26. 26. • Mangoes
  27. 27. 13This two-word phrase is defined by the ShorterOxford English Dictionary as "the evening ofthe fifth of January,, the eve of the Epiphany,formerly the last day of the Christmas festivitiesand observed as a time of merrymaking,”It is also the name of a Shakespeare play that isalternatively called “What You Will” What?
  28. 28. • Twelfth Night
  29. 29. 14CK Nayudu – 1932Ajit Wadekar – 1974Virender Sehwag – 2006The three people above have a „first‟ to their name.What?
  30. 30. • First captains of India in Test, ODI and T20 cricket
  31. 31. 15Who was India‟s first Vice President and what iscelebrated on his birthday every year?
  32. 32. • S Radhakrishnan, Teacher‟s Day
  33. 33. 16* Audio of Jiya Jalen…from Dil SeThis song was the first time that the lyricist wrote forthe Music Director; also the first time that this signer sang for him. Name either pair
  34. 34. • Gulzar – AR Rahman• Lata Mangeshkar – AR Rahman
  35. 35. 17The software on the right is named after themythological character on the left.Name please
  36. 36. • Jataayu
  37. 37. 18Infibeam Pi is India‟s first device of this category. Itis less than 10mm thick and lightweight at 180 gm. Itcomes with a pair of earphones and supports amusic library. It has local Indian language support.Their online store is on www.infibeam.comWhat is Pi?
  38. 38. • E-Book Reader
  39. 39. 19• The word comes from the 13th century French verb meaning “to do something or to undertake” The first academic usage of the term was by economist Richard Cantillon in 1730• It was popularized by Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, who defined it as “……, especially a contractor, acting as intermediary between capital and labor”?• What word?
  40. 40. • Entrepreneur
  41. 41. 20• Name the animal and the place
  42. 42. • Llama• Machu Pichu
  43. 43. Answers, scores and Over To The Finals!