Published on March 12, 2014
ADDA QUIZ 10-04-2014 QM: Ayushman Devraj
This quiz was tested on Mr. Ronit Hazarika
All the best!
Name the instrument. Q. 0
The Shadman Chowk in Lahore was renamed in whose honour recently, on his 105th birth anniversary? Q.1
Q.2 Whose self potrait?
Q.3 The conservation of Angkor Wat in Cambodia is perhaps one of the most outstanding projects of X. In 1982, a project report was prepared and an experiment was carried out on the conservation project. A five-member team visited Angkor Wat and incorporating few observations in the report prepared earlier, prepared a comprehensive conservation report. Consequently, between 1986-1992 the missions lead by four officers of X and their team have successfully completed the conservation and restoration of the temple. Excerpt from the website of X, chronicling their achievements. Just identify X.
Q. 4 What will you find in place of the Caps-Lock key in the Chromebook ?
Q. 5 • It is a North American architectural style that applied elements from architectural elements from an architectural movement that began in the late 1970s in England to wooden structures built by house carpenters. • This involved inclusion of pointed arches, steep gables, and towers to traditional American light-frame construction. They were generally simple but the usage of the scroll saw and mass produced wood moldings allowed these structures to mimic the elaborate fenestration of the original style. • What is this style called? What is the most famous example of this architectural style?
Q. 6 Weighing 450 tons, X is roughly the same size of a football field, has been in existence for 15 years and taken around $150 billion to build. Today, it holds the Guiness World Record for the most expensive man made object ever build. Identify X.
Q. 7 Miami, Florida San Juan, Puerto Rico ____________ . These three together form a famous geographical feature. Give me the geographical feature or fill in the blanks.
Q. 8 By the age of 40 years, X‟s hair had completely turned grey. Therefore services of a French coiffeur were utilized during a visit to Paris. The hair dresser dyed the hair jet-black, but intentionally left out a few strands on the right side. He also restyled it to be shorter at the neck and longer at the top, a pattern that fit in well because X had curly hair. Once back home, the plum job of maintaining the look named to a stylist called Habib Ahmed and required a routine import of a special dye from Germany. Who is X ?
• This is X speaking about his famous meeting with Y in 1999: • “I thought wearing glasses was offensive and removed them. But, I noticed Y eyeing them, so I asked if he wanted them. He not only nodded, but also put them on and made the wickedest smile. It was a great moment for a lot of reasons, and one of them was, I thought, 'We'll be on the front page of every newspaper.' I don't mean me, but our issues. I knew what a picture of Y in sunglasses was going to do.” • Who are X and Y? Q. 9
Q.10 Print ad for which “chain”?
Q.11 This mosaic of Martin Luther King titled „Dream Big‟, was the brainchild of noted American artist Pete Fecteau and gained him a lot of attention in 2010. Fecteau used a computer draft as his blueprint, spending 40 hours and 4,242 sub-units in the construction of the portrait. •What were the sub-units used? • Image on the next slide
Q.12 This is a movie poster designed in the form of Turkish miniature paintings by Murat Palta. Identify the movie.
Q.13 What is being described? “Rob often calls it a bromance, but one of the bros just happens to be a woman. He said that from the very beginning and I think it's really an apt description. There's this idea that a man and a woman can't be together on a show especially without needing to be together sexually or in love or whatever, and this is really about the evolution of a friendship and how that happens. Watching that should be as much the story of this show as the mysteries that you see week in and week out about who killed who. “
What, in Hindu mythology is often represented in this form? Q.14
Q.15 Name it.
This tweet was accompanied by a photography where Djokovic demonstrated extreme heat levels in at Australian Open. What was the photograph about? Q.18
Q. 19 Social Networking site owned by?
Identify. Q. 21
Id this gadget-device-smartphone. Q.22
Q. 23 • Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish, was the 40th Governor of Louisiana. • George Dewey, an Admiral of the US Navy, is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. * Louis Schmitt was an animator at the Disney Studio. How would you connect these three gentlemen?
Q.24 In 1941, Subhash Chandra Bose set up the Free India Centre in Germany. Following its formation, the FIC adopted four key resolutions: 1. Jai Hind would be the official salutation; 2. Jana Gana Mana would be national anthem; 3. Hindustani would be the national language. * What was the fourth?
Q.25 •The person on the right is a prominent magician and illusionist. • We know him better in the form of an alter ego, under the cover of which, he has earned the ire of several professional magicians. • What title do we know him by?
Q.26 In the mammoth 11,000 page charge-sheet filed against him by the police, he was booked under various acts including the Railway Act, because he had entered railway station premises without a valid train or platform ticket. Who?
Q. 27 Just like the English word „blacksmith‟ has given rise to the common surname „Smith‟, the Italian word for blacksmiths is a fairly common surname among Italians. What is the name?
Q. 28 Muhammad Shah, 18th century Mughal emperor, once had to travel on an expedition and needed an auspicious time to do so. However, the Hindu and the Muslim astrologers in his court were embroiled in an argument over certain planetary positions. To solve this heated debate, one of the emperor‟s Hindu allies suggested the creation of something that gets its name from the words for „instrument‟ and „formula‟ in Sanskrit. What, and where would you find it?
Q. 30 This symbol is called the „Jora Ghaas Phool‟ and symbolizes the down- trodden grass-root flowers. It was created by the founder of a political party and the Election Commission has allocated this symbol exclusively for the use of the party during elections. Which party?
After the announcement of 2009‟s Padma awards, this person remarked, “She will become the 5th Padma Award recipient in our family. First, my father was awarded the Padma Bhushan, then the Padma Shri for me, followed again by the Padma Bhushan for me some years later, my wife‟s Padma Shri and now this one. This must be a record for the country. 5 Padma Awards in one family. God has been very kind to us. The people of this land have been very kind to us.” Who is the speaker? Who was the recipient? Q. 31
Q. 32 Who?
Q. 33 What is distinctive about the following Sherlock Holmes stories? Please be specific with your answer. •The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier •The Adventure of the Lion's Mane •The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone •His Last Bow
Tom hanks playing the role of which real life personality? Q. 34
Q. 35 • Its origins probably lie in an African dance called Mapouka which was banned from the television of Ivory Coast. In the United states, X was introduced into hip-hop culture by way of the New Orleans bounce music scene. In 1993, DJ Jubilee recorded the dance tune "Do The Jubilee All" in which he chanted, “X baby, X baby, X, X, X. • Although it has been around for 20 years now, X was added to the Oxford English Dictionary only after August 2013. • X?
Q.36 Either give me the name of this hamburger or tell me for whom/what was it created as a tribute?
Q.37 Govinda‟s is a chain of pure vegetarian restaurants, found in different cities around the world, offers Indian, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Thai cuisines. Which international organisation owns this restaurant chain?
Whose name has been blanked out? Q.38
During the 1990/91 season, India and Sri Lanka played a one off test in Chandigarh . India won the test by an innings and 8 runs giving Mohammed Azharuddin his first victory as a captain. Venkatapathy Raju was the man of the match and Marvan Attapattu made his debut in this test. The Indian line up featured Shastri, Vengsarkar, Kapil, Manjerakar and the young Sachin among others. Why is this test match is of particular importance in the world of cricket. Q.39
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