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Like all our idiotic decisions, we also took the decision of making Chennai’s first ever India based quiz on a coffee table. Thus born our pride, India Unplugged – the only India based quiz in the city.

India Unplugged is the first quiz of its kind in Chennai, a quiz on anything and everything that is Indian. India Unplugged has evolved from the need to capture the spirit of India and present it in a quiz format to its audience.

The quiz is held on India’s Republic day and covers the gamut of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in as diverse areas as history, geography, arts, science, music, sports so as to present our glorious country in all its regalia. This event has attracted participants from places like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Pune and Mumbai.

Prelim

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Research Team “Supreme Leader” Karthik Narayan 
 “Dear Leader” Sanandan
 “Easy Peasy” Vinod Hariharan
 “Myth Gawd” Sylvian Patrick
 Arun Prasad & Jayantan Other IQL Team Members
 Varun Reddy and the two Anantakrishnans (Hantan & Pantan)

Rules 30 Questions in the preliminary round. Write your answers in capital letters. All the questions have one or two word answers. Part points are mentioned wherever necessary Questions 11-20 are “Thala Thalapathy” star Questions that will be used in case of ties If there are ties even after that, the ties will be resolved on “First Strike” basis No Negatives. 6 Teams to finals.

Disclaimer:1 Prelims doesn’t have any questions on

Discalimer : 2 Prelims doesn’t have any Typical Chennai Questions

India Unplugged 2014 Indian Quizzing League Indian Quizzing League

1 Designed by renowned artist Edouard Jud and manufactured on order by Caran D'Arche, only 108 fountain pens were made. The pens were created in 2 editions; the all Gold and the Gold-Diamond edition, both 18 carats. In whose honour was this pen dedicated in 2011?

2 Twitter launched its official India blog with the following message in Nov 2013. Fill up the blank “In  recog*ition  of  the  limitless  joy  that  he  has  brought  to  our  lives  for  nearly  a   quar9er   of   a   cent:r;,  we   couldn’t   think   of   a   more   apt   message  with  which   to   launch  our  India  blog  than  #*************”.  

3 With almost 9 million transactions a month, 99.8% uptime and 250 million registered users, this is the largest e-commerce portal in the Asia Pacific. It was also the most searched term on Google India for 2013. Identify the website.

4 ! The subject of this book is the journey of an Indian object that no longer belongs to India. The title is a literal translation of the object’s name. Identify the object.

5 “7 RCR: Projecting India's Future” is an Indian television reality series created as a lead up to the Indian general elections of 2014. The Hindi news channel ABP News premiered the show on January 11, 2014. 7 RCR stands for 7 Race Course Road, the Prime Minister's official residence. Which Indian author, who is very popular with the youth and is on twitter as well, is the host of this show?

6 Only once has a music album been recorded inside this place.The album “Inside” was made in 1968 by jazz flautist Paul Horn, considered one of the earliest New Age musicians. The actual recording was on 25 April 1968, while Paul Horn was with The Beatles in India. The album has been reissued under the name “Inside the ______ ________”. Where was this album recorded?

Whose story is this? 7

8 Which popular UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourist spot in India gets its name from the first rock sculpture found there? Interestingly, after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the night ferry service to this place was suspended for two years. !

9 A word that is used commonly to refer to a road landmark comes from the Sanskrit word Sthuna which means a place of standing / a post. The term originally meant a fortified post with its garrison for the military occupation of the country. A modified version of Sthuna, Thana is now used to refer to a police station in most South Asian countries. What is the derived word that we use in Chennai?

Identify the movie from which this song is taken. 10

11 In the Comics Series, which is the only Indian city visited by Tintin, where he and Haddock make a stopover for a few hours?

12 The lesser known brands of the company are Ranipal, a starch based product and Terminator, an anti-termite brand. Which company that is also known for their creative advertising ?

13 In the movie Dhoom 3, the ruthless Bank Manager is named Warren Anderson. This is a subtle reference to which infamous incident of 1980s in Indian history?

14 Hemidesmus Indicus is called the Indian Sarsaparilla. Its local names include Anantamuulah or Balyam or Dugdhgarbhaa (Sanskrit), Anantamul (Hindi), Sugandhi (Telugu), Anamtamula (Kannada) and Suguddimalo (Odia). The root of this plant is known to be a cure for Pitha Dosham. How do we know it better in Tamil? Actor Vadivelu is known to use this word in some of his comedy tracks

15 Which Indian Princely state had a private telephone line to connect the Palace with the government offices as early as 1878, three years before telephones were officially licensed by the Government?

16 This is a biographical film about a Marathi singer and a stage actor on whom a famous moniker was bestowed by Lokmanya Tilak. He was famous for playing feminine characters since women at that time were not allowed to act on stage. What was the moniker which is also the name of this Marathi film?

17 For the 1957 Deepavali special issue of Ananda Vikatan, Raoji, a famous Art Director recreated famous paintings of Raja Ravi Varma with famous Tamil actors and actresses. Name the original painting and the actress. (part points)

18 
 Whose autobiography is this? This is an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating woman and an informal history of the princely states of India, from their glory to the present state of de-recognition.

19 In the TV series Futurama by Matt Groening, there are numerous references to a particular number. This is a tribute to which Indian?

20 This memorial was unveiled in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II. It bears the following inscription – “Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had country more faithful friends than you”. Who is this dedicated to?

21 This is the Lebua Resort in Jaipur. The interior of this resort and its architecture is inspired by another iconic structure which is found in these 5 cities - Jaipur, Ujjain, Delhi, Mathura and Varanasi. Name the iconic structure.

22 This is a major break in the Western Ghats mountain range about 30-40 km wide and straddles the Kerala Tamil Nadu border located between Nilgiri Hills and Anaimalai Hills. Name this gap which also influences the climate of South India.

Identify the sport 23

24 When this famous person offered to re-design Joy Shoes’s expanded store at the Taj hotel in 2004, the owner and his friend Munna Javeri had this to say - “I was happy but at the same time scared that he’ll make the shop like a painting”. Horse-shaped balustrades, horseshoe-shaped door handles, dancing girl sculpture, shoe-shaped table legs and glass mobile, have made the store pretty much akin to his style of art. Name the person.

Whose name is muted in this song? 25

26 The highway between Madurai and Kanyakumari was known after the 17th Century Queen who had laid these roads. She is credited for laying majority of roads in Southern Tamil Nadu and also built "Chathirams" (resting places) along these roads. Name her.

What Indian success story is depicted by this graph? 27

28 Amongst his very few non-fiction books are “Reluctant Guru” about his short visit to the US and how spirituality could be used to improve American culture. The other one is the “Emerald Route”, a travel guide of Karnataka, which he wrote on request by the Govt. of Karnataka. Name the author.

29 Apart from Jawaharlal Nehru, who is the only other Indian Prime Minister to occupy the office through three successive election mandates?

Which 2013 Kollywood hit song was inspired by this song (lyrically & conceptually) ? 30

Answers after this slide

Answers

1 Designed by renowned artist Edouard Jud and manufactured on order by Caran D'Arche, only 108 fountain pens were made. The pens were created in 2 editions; the all Gold and the Gold-Diamond edition, both 18 carats. In whose honour was this pen dedicated in 2011?

Thirupathi Balaji

2 Twitter launched its official India blog with the following message in Nov 2013. Fill up the blank “In  recog*ition  of  the  limitless  joy  that  he  has  brought  to  our  lives  for  nearly  a   quar9er   of   a   cent:r;,  we   couldn’t   think   of   a   more   apt   message  with  which   to   launch  our  India  blog  than  #*************”.  

#ThankyouSachin

3 With almost 9 million transactions a month, 99.8% uptime and 250 million registered users, this is the largest e-commerce portal in the Asia Pacific. It was also the most searched term on Google India for 2013. Identify the website.

IRCTC

4 ! The subject of this book is the journey of an Indian object that no longer belongs to India. The title is a literal translation of the object’s name. Identify the object.

Koh-i-Noor

5 “7 RCR: Projecting India's Future” is an Indian television reality series created as a lead up to the Indian general elections of 2014. The Hindi news channel ABP News premiered the show on January 11, 2014. 7 RCR stands for 7 Race Course Road, the Prime Minister's official residence. Which Indian author, who is very popular with the youth and is on twitter as well, is the host of this show?

Chetan Bhagat

6 Only once has a music album been recorded inside this place.The album “Inside” was made in 1968 by jazz flautist Paul Horn, considered one of the earliest New Age musicians. The actual recording was on 25 April 1968, while Paul Horn was with The Beatles in India. The album has been reissued under the name “Inside the ______ ________”. Where was this album recorded?

Taj Mahal

Whose story is this? 7

Sudhama/Kusela

8 Which popular UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourist spot in India gets its name from the first rock sculpture found there? Interestingly, after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the night ferry service to this place was suspended for two years. !

Elephanta Caves

9 A word that is used commonly to refer to a road landmark comes from the Sanskrit word Sthuna which means a place of standing / a post. The term originally meant a fortified post with its garrison for the military occupation of the country. A modified version of Sthuna, Thana is now used to refer to a police station in most South Asian countries. What is the derived word that we use in Chennai?

Roundtana

Identify the movie from which this song is taken. 10

Kal Aaj Aur Kal

11 In the Comics Series, which is the only Indian city visited by Tintin, where he and Haddock make a stopover for a few hours?

New Delhi from Tintin in Tibet

12 The lesser known brands of the company are Ranipal, a starch based product and Terminator, an anti-termite brand. Which company that is also known for their creative advertising ?

Pidilite - the makers of Fevicol

13 In the movie Dhoom 3, the ruthless Bank Manager is named Warren Anderson. This is a subtle reference to which infamous incident of 1980s in Indian history?

Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Warren Anderson was the Chairman of Union Carbide at that time

14 Hemidesmus Indicus is called the Indian Sarsaparilla. Its local names include Anantamuulah or Balyam or Dugdhgarbhaa (Sanskrit), Anantamul (Hindi), Sugandhi (Telugu), Anamtamula (Kannada) and Suguddimalo (Odia). The root of this plant is known to be a cure for Pitha Dosham. How do we know it better in Tamil? Actor Vadivelu is known to use this word in some of his comedy tracks

Nannari - The root is used to make the Nannari Sherbet

15 Which Indian Princely state had a private telephone line to connect the Palace with the government offices as early as 1878, three years before telephones were officially licensed by the Government?

Travancore

16 This is a biographical film about a Marathi singer and a stage actor on whom a famous moniker was bestowed by Lokmanya Tilak. He was famous for playing feminine characters since women at that time were not allowed to act on stage. What was the moniker which is also the name of this Marathi film?

Bal Gandharva

17 For the 1957 Deepavali special issue of Ananda Vikatan, Raoji, a famous Art Director recreated famous paintings of Raja Ravi Varma with famous Tamil actors and actresses. Name the original painting and the actress. (part points)

Damayanthi & Banumathi

18 
 Whose autobiography is this? This is an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world's most fascinating woman and an informal history of the princely states of India, from their glory to the present state of de-recognition.

Maharani Gayatri Devi

19 In the TV series Futurama by Matt Groening, there are numerous references to a particular number. This is a tribute to which Indian?

Ramanujam

20 This memorial was unveiled in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II. It bears the following inscription – “Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had country more faithful friends than you”. Who is this dedicated to?

The Ghurkha Soldier

21 This is the Lebua Resort in Jaipur. The interior of this resort and its architecture is inspired by another iconic structure which is found in these 5 cities - Jaipur, Ujjain, Delhi, Mathura and Varanasi. Name the iconic structure.

Jantar Mantar

22 This is a major break in the Western Ghats mountain range about 30-40 km wide and straddles the Kerala Tamil Nadu border located between Nilgiri Hills and Anaimalai Hills. Name this gap which also influences the climate of South India.

Palghat/Palakkad Gap

Identify the sport 23

Tent Pegging

24 When this famous person offered to re-design Joy Shoes’s expanded store at the Taj hotel in 2004, the owner and his friend Munna Javeri had this to say - “I was happy but at the same time scared that he’ll make the shop like a painting”. Horse-shaped balustrades, horseshoe-shaped door handles, dancing girl sculpture, shoe-shaped table legs and glass mobile, have made the store pretty much akin to his style of art. Name the person.

MF Hussain

Whose name is muted in this song? 25

Sunil Gavaskar

26 The highway between Madurai and Kanyakumari was known after the 17th Century Queen who had laid these roads. She is credited for laying majority of roads in Southern Tamil Nadu and also built "Chathirams" (resting places) along these roads. Name her.

Rani Mangammal Salai

What Indian success story is depicted by this graph? 27

Eradication of Polio

28 Amongst his very few non-fiction books are “Reluctant Guru” about his short visit to the US and how spirituality could be used to improve American culture. The other one is the “Emerald Route”, a travel guide of Karnataka, which he wrote on request by the Govt. of Karnataka. Name the author.

RK Narayanan

29 Apart from Jawaharlal Nehru, who is the only other Indian Prime Minister to occupy the office through three successive election mandates?

Atal Bihari Vajpayee May 16-31, 1996 and a second time from March 19, 1998 and again re-elected in 1999.

Which 2013 Kollywood hit song was inspired by this song (lyrically & conceptually) ? 30

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