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February 15, 2012

On 7/2/12,Delhi and a few others organised a Gen-Quiz for the folks @SASTRA.The overall response was warm with approximately 25 participating teams.Good show for a first timer amateur Quizzer I’d say.Here are the Prelims  Questions directly.


  ‘Fauji’ ,‘ Biwi ho to aisi ‘ , ‘Bekhudi’ ,’Saat hindustani’ ,’Jodi’ .

2)If the Durand separates Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Radcliffe line divides India and Pakistan, then what does "Vinculum" separate?

3)In sanskrit, Nirukta is one of the six vendanga disciplines of Hinduism .Written by Yaska , Pāṇini and Kātyāyana in brief sūtras it deals with X.In classical Greek period , Plato was the first person to address X with the Socratic dialogue Cratylus .Isidore of Seville compiled a volume of X to illuminate the triumph of religion.X ?

4)Created by George W.Dunham , Howard Coffin and Roy E. Chapin , X came into existance in 1909.X produced Y between 1951 and 1954.X was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing . Y dominated racing in the early 1950’s with over 27 NASCAR races .X,Y ?

5)What are these and name 2 more which ought to be in this list …?







“If, in the very intense electric field in the neighbourhood of the cathode, the molecules of the gas are dissociated and are split up, not into the ordinary chemical atoms, but into these primordial atoms, which we shall for brevity call corpuscles; and if these corpuscles are charged with electricity and projected from the cathode by the electric field, they would behave exactly like the cathode rays”

Who said these words ?

7)The original name of X was Pratipalapura, a flourishing Buddhist town in the ancient Sala kingdom that predated Satavahanas. From available inscriptional evidence, King Kuberaka was ruling over X around 230 BC. X is well known for its Buddha stupa (Vikramarka kota dibba) built about 3rd-2nd century BC. During excavations at X there has been found __________ that belongs to 3rd Century BC, and the progenitor of Brahmi script, well known as X to historians.Merchants took it to Southeast Asia where it parented the scripts of Mon, Burmese, Thai, Khmer, Javanese and Balinese languages.ID X

8)X is an iraqi born author and former military officer in the iran-iraq war . According to X and some other sources X was the body double of uday hussein. X was trained for 6 months to imitate uday completely. The 2011 movie Y , directed by lee Tamahori tells the story of X as uday’s body double.ID X,Y

9) Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name in 1902. In October 1945, the impending resumption of football led to the managerial appointment of X. X led the team to second-place league finishes in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and to FA Cup victory in 1948. In 1952, the club won the First Division, its first league title for 41 years.With an average age of 22, the media labelled the back-to-back title winning side of 1956 “Y “, a testament to X’s faith in his youth players.ID X,Y

10)X was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, making it the first of its kind in the United States. The two had previously worked together as chairman and managing editor respectively of the Yale Daily News and considered calling X as Y .Hadden was a rather carefree figure, who liked to tease Luce and saw X as something important but also fun.X has a domestic audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million .X, Y ..?

11)X is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a X will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called . The Y points to the importance of perception and th importance of the brain’s role in one’s health


•The silver chair

•The horse and his boy

•The magician’s nephew

•The last battle

What do these have in common?

13)X is used in finance as a measure of investment portfolio risk .X was also used to name a meteorological phenomenon in 2005.Y denotes the area under a normal curve to denote significance level when proving null hypothesis.Y is also the name given to the dominant individual in a wolf pack.A ______ is subjected to X and then Y tests before it is actually released.FITB and ID X and Y.

14)X is the oldest and the 6th largest of its kind in Asia and the 14th largest in the world .The World Council of Corporate Governance has awarded the Golden Peacock Global CSR Award for X’s initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility .The Annual Reports and Accounts of X for the year ended March 31, 2006 and March 31, 2007 have been awarded the ICAI awards for excellence in financial reporting.The Human Resource Management at X has won the Asia – Pacific HRM awards for its efforts in employer branding  through talent management at work, health management at work and excellence in HR through technology.X.?

15)X’s father , who had charge of the Kingdom of Sardinia’s military chest, was of good social position and wealthy, but before his son grew up he had lost most of his property in speculations, and X had to rely on his own abilities for his position. X was educated at the college of Turin, but it was not until he was seventeen that he showed any taste for mathematics –his interest in the subject being first excited by a paper by Edmund Halley which he came across by accident. Alone and unaided he threw himself into mathematical studies; at the end of a year’s incessant toil he was already an accomplished mathematician, and was made a lecturer in the artillery school.Between 1772 and 1788, X re-formulated Classical/Newtonian mechanics to simplify formulas and ease calculations. These mechanics are called ‘X’ian mechanics.X also contributed to number theory , Astronomy and Algebra (also has a theorem named after him )

[End of prelims.What is so interesting is that the highest score from the prelims was 8.5 and lowest was 3.5.Either the standard was too arbit or way too high funda.Either way,the prelims were peppered here and there with one or two “Very Long Questions”.Over to the Finals in the next post]

Courtesy: Delhi

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