Quiz – 3

QUESTIONS

  1. ‘Billion Beats’ is an e-newspaper started by which famous Indian?

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2. How do we better know Oscar winning actor “Krishna Bhanji Pandit”?

3. On 2nd October 1957,”X” was watching performance at Delhi’s ramlila ground,at the red fort.During which there was a fire outbreak in the shamiana due to short circuit. ‘Y’ a 14-year old scout ,took out his knife and ripped open the burning tent,saving the lives of hundred trapped people. To honour this X started Z ,which is the origin of Z,to honour such people..

IDENTIFY X,Y,Z.

4. Who is this?

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5. X is a plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music.
X is believed to have been derived from the veena, an ancient Indian instrument,
which was modified by a Mughal court musician to conform with the tastes of his Mughal patrons
and named after a Persian instrument, meaning three strings.
In appearance, X is similar to the Tanpura, except it has frets.
X saw further use in popular music after the Beatles featured it in their compositions “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”,
“Within You Without You”, “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Love You To”.
Their use of the instrument came as a result of George Harrison’s taking lessons
on how to play it from Shankar and Shambhu Das. Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones also used X in “Paint It Black”
and a brief fad began for using the instrument in pop songs. Identify X.

6. The “Dobson Unit” is a common unit for the measuring  ________?

7. What do the following people have in common?
William Shakespeare – Dramatist​

•Ingrid Bergman – Actress​
•Fran Warren – Musician​
•Betty Friedan – Author​
•Levi Morton – Former U.S. Vice President​

Hint – Nothing to do with their profession.

ANSWERS

  1. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

2. Ben Kingsley

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3. X-Jawaharlal Nehru 

    Y-Harish Chandra 

    Z-Godfrey Philips bravery awards

4. Pranab Mukherjee

5. Sitar.

sitar

6. Ozone concentration – Dobson is the unit for measuring Ozone concentration.
One Dobson Unit is the number of molecules of ozone, that would be required to create a layer of pure ozone 0.01 millimetres thick at a temperature of 0 degree Celsius and a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

7.They died on their birthdays.

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Sanskrit Quiz

QUESTIONS

  1. One of them is Buddha. Identify the person beside him.

buddha and his protector

2. Who was Laxman in Mahabharata?

3. A famous Indian temple’s name is derived from a Sanskrit word of a sweet fruit whose scientific name is Phoenix Dactylifera ? Identify the name of the temple?

4. Lanka, Hastinapur, Dwarka & Indraprastha..What am I talking about?

5. Connect.

trident chakram gada sword conch lotus

6. Identify X.

X is a village near the city of Shivamogga in Karnataka state, India, known for the usage of Sanskrit for day-to-day communication, although the general language of the state is Kannada.

X has a temple of Rama, a Shivalaya, Someshwara temple and Lakshmikeshava temple.

7. Which is the only Sanskrit newspaper?

8. ‘Whenever there is a decay of righteousness and a rise of unrighteousness, I shall manifest myself ! For the protection of the good, For the destruction of the wicked and the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age ! How is this verse popularly known in Indian mythology ?

ANSWERS

  1. Vajrapani. He is one of the earliest Dharmapalas and the only Buddhist deity to be mentioned in the Pāli Canon as well as be worshiped in the Shaolin Monastery, in Tibetan Buddhism and in Pure Land Buddhism, he is known as Mahasthamaprapta and forms a triad with Amitābha and Avalokiteśvara.
  2. Son of Duryodhan.
  3. Kharuraho temple. Derived from khajur meaning date palm.
  4. Cities constructed by Viswakarma.
  5. Weapons of Goddess Durga. They are conch shell, talwar, chakram, gada, trishula and lotus.
  6. Mattur or Mathur.
  7. Sudharma.
  8. This is the English meaning of the shloka, “Yada yada hi dharmashya…”.

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Quiz – 2

QUESTIONS

  1. “The element Americium is named after America”. Serious or Joking?
  2.  Logo of what?

wwf logo

3. Identify this legend.

steve waugh

4. Identify this cricketing legend.

curtly ambrose

5. Meant for the demonstration of the conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres, when one on the end is lifted and released, the resulting force travels through the line and pushes the last one upward. What is this device called?

craddle

6. Connect.

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7. X is a yogic siddhi which helps the sadhaka to see things or events happening at any place in all the three worlds. X was used by Sanjay to explain the happenings at the Kurukshetra to Dhritarashtra. X is a Hindi word whose meaning is somewhat similar to the power of the sadhaka. Identify X.

8. Which Indian political party had ‘Cow and Calf’ as there electoral symbol?

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9. Pattern used to design the logo of which social networking site?

twitter pattern

10. Identify X and Y.

In 1967, X watched a quiz program on television and was very disappointed to see that children were not able to answer who the mother of Rama was but were able to answer questions on Greek Gods. X vowed to make children know about their cultural heritage and started a popular series Y. Y is available in more than 19 languages and X is also the creator of Tinkle. X and Y? One mark for each.

ANSWERS

  1. Serious.
  2. W.W.F.(World Wildlife Foundation)
  3. Steve Waugh
  4. Curtly Ambrose
  5. Newton’s cradle.
  6. Songs of Honey Singh. They are Kudi Tu Butter, Sunny Sunny, High heels, Desi Kalakar and Blue Eyes.
  7. Doordarshan.
  8. Indian National Congress.

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    9. Twitter.

larrybird-13The logo is called Larry Bird.

    10. X is Anant Pai and Y is his famous Amar Chitra Katha.

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Environment Quiz – 1

QUESTIONS

1. Expand PPM.

2. Keoladeo National Park that recently got rejuvenated by the water of river Chambal is situated in which Indian State ?

3. Complete the list.

  •  2000 : Nilgiri
  • 2001 : Gulf of Mannar, Sunderbans
  • 2004 : Nanda Devi
  • 2009 : Nokrek, Simlipal, Panchmarhi
  • 2012 : Achanakmar-Amarkantak
  •  2013 : ______________.

4.YETI is Largest Student organized academic Conference in India about ecology and wildlife. What does YETI stand for?

A. Young Ecologists Talk and Interact

B. Young Ecologists Talk and Information

C. Young Ecologists Talk and Introduction

D. Young Ecologists Talk and Induction

5. World’s Smallest Lizard ‘Brookesia Micra‘ was recently found in –

A.Gunkanjima

B.Maldive Islands

C.Madagascar

D.Amazon Rain Forest

6.Expand UNESCO.

7.What is the common word for ‘the mixture of smoke and fog’?

8. Identify X.

X was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called “the father of the Green Revolution”,  “agriculture’s greatest spokesperson“ and “The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives”. X is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor. X took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf, high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

ANSWERS

1. Parts Per Million

2. Rajasthan

3. Great Nicobar. This is a list of biosphere reserves of India which are a part of the world network of biosphere reserves and the years in which they got global recognition.

4. Young Ecologists Talk and Interact

5. Madagascar

6. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

7. “Smog”

8. Norman Borlaug.

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HERITAGE QUIZ – 1

QUESTIONS

1. Which Indian emperor wrote the three Sanskrit plays, ‘Nagananda’, ‘Ratnavali’ and ‘Priyadarsika’ ?

2. Chausa, Totapuri, Jahangir and Golapkhas are different varieties of which fruit?

3. Valmiki, author of the Ramayana, is said to have a hunter and robber before he became a sage and poet.What was his original name?

4. The first lift to be installed in India was in a building in Calcutta in 1863 at the behest of Lord Curzon. Which was this building?

5. Complete this famous quote of the German scholar Max Muller : “If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problem of life, and has found solutions, I should point to ________.”

6. Yama, Niyama, Dhyana and Samadhi are four of the eightfold path of what?

7. It is believed that the name of this area, also the popular name of a sporting venue, is derived from the Urdu word meaning ‘six gardens’. Which area?

8. Considered a holy place in multiple religions, which mountain peak located in the Gangdise ranges is the only major peak above 6000 metres, that has remained free of climbing attempts?

9. As per Hindu belief, what is considered to be a matrix of all sounds, which gives rise to all words used in language?

10. This 19th century Maharaja who died at the age of 33, composed more than 400 songs in his very short lifetime. Some of his well known compositions include Padmanabha Pahi, Sarasijanabha and Deva Deva. Who am I talking about?

ANSWERS

1. Harshavardhan

2. Mangoes

3. Ratnakar

4. Raj Bhawan

5. India

6. Yoga

7. Chepauk

8. Mount Kailash

9. Om

10. Swati Thirunal

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Quiz – 1

QUESTIONS

1. Give me the name of the animal.

2. Google doodle of 2010 of which day?

doodle prelims

3. According to 2011 census, what are these numbers of?

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4. What was described by Mark Twain as “The cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition”?

5. Identify the common name of the chemical substance described below.

  • It has the formula HNO₃ + 3HCl.
  • Also called ‘royal water’.
  • It is a fuming yellow and red solution.
  • It has the ability to dissolve gold.

6. Identify the man on the left side.

hawking

7. Expand CERN.

8. Fill in the blank:

Big Billion Day – Flipkart

Savings Day – Snapdeal

Appiness Day – Amazon

Great Online Shopping Festival – ______________?

9. Like the Brahma temple at Pushkar, I think this is also the only temple of this deity. Identify the location of the temple and the deity.

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10. How do we commonly know “International Bank for Reconstruction and Development”?

ANSWERS

1. Water Bear

2. Republic Day of India

3. Asiatic lions in Gir Forest.

4. India

5. Aqua Regia

6. Stephen Hawking

7. European Organization of Nuclear Resources.

8. Google

9. Temple of Ravana at Jodhpur.

10. World Bank

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