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Friday, March 02, 2007

Here are the Prelims of the India Quiz. I request Manan to upload the final round questions as soon as possible. Happy Quizzing!

1. Sulajja Firodia Motwani is the joint MD of which Indian company?
2. X comes in different sizes like137X63 mm, 147X63 mm, 157X73 mm, 167X73 mm and 177X73 mm. What is X?
3. _________is a company dealing which started off as a money lending and finance firm in 1946. However it has gradually moved to real estate purchase and development. It created much furore when it bought a piece of land owned by NTC mills in the heart of Mumbai for a whopping 702 crores. The deal has not been allowed and is lying in court. The current CEO of ________ is Mr. K.P.Singh.
4. The director of the fairly acclaimed film Bombay Boys was unlucky as his second film bombed badly at the box office, inspite of big stars like Amitabh Bachchan and wide publicity. His 3 rd film was never completed as it got embroiled in controversy. He is planning on the release of another film in the recent future. Who?
5. This woman has been an Asian Tennis champion and holds a law degree. Her Autobiography is titled "I dare". Who?
6.* Which actress is married to businessman Mayur Madhvani?
7. His father Ajit was a key member in 1976 Olympic team while his uncle Harmik captained the 1972 team. Who is he?
8.* There is a legend dating back to the Tretha Yuga which attempts explaining the origin of this place. The story goes that when Laxmana had refused to marry Surpanakha and in a fit of anger chopped off her nose, Ravana infuriated with the treatment meted out to her sister decided to lure Rama and Laxmana away from their cottage. As is well known, he sent Maricha disguised as a magical deer and Rama killed him. Which is this place where Maricha was slain by Rama?
9. The grand-niece of Rabindranath Tagore, she was the first person to win the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She acted in the first sound film. She married a Russian painter and when she died , the control of her estate became a long-drawn legal battle with the Russian and Indian governments as well as her relatives going to court. Who is she?
10. Following is a list of the various films and serials involving a certain actor. No 9. has been left blank. Fill it in. 1 Hanuman (2005) (voice) .... Hanuman, 2 Plan (2004) .... Alibhai (Mussa's boss), 3 Hera Pheri (2000) .... Police Inspector, Prakash, 4 Khauff (2000) .... ACP Jaidev Singh, 5 International Khiladi (1999) .... Bismillah (Devraj's guardian), 6 Zulm-O-Sitam (1998) .... Inspector Liyaqat Khan, 7 Keemat: They Are Back (1998) .... Suraj Pratap Singh, 8 2001: Do Hazaar Ek (1998) .... Dr. Vishal Sharma (Special Appearance), 9…………………………………………………………..10 Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) .... Shakti Singh, 11 Judge Mujrim (1997) .... Mangal Singh, 12 Bal Bramhachari (1996) .... Thakur Raghuveer Singh, 13 Hukumnama (1996), 14 Himmat (1996, 15 Himmatvar (1996), Inspector Rajeshwar, 16 Barsaat (1995) .... Bhairon (Badal's Father), 17 Guddu (1995) .... Vikram Prem Bahadur 17 Taaqat (1995) .... Police Inspector Khushwant Singh Bedi, 18 Maidan-E-Jung (1995) .... S.P. Arun 19 Paandav (1995) .... ACP Ashwini Kumar, 20 Jawab (1995), 21 Jai Vikraanta (1995) .... Thakur Harnam Singh 22 Police Lock-up (1995) .... Inspector Pratha, 23 Policewala Gunda (1995), 24 Raja (1995) .... Rana Mahednra Pratap Garewal, 25 Aao Pyaar Karen (1994) .... Shankar, 26 Nazar Ke Samne (1994) .... Badshah Khan Sharbatwala, 27 Amaanat (1994) .... Agarwal Seth, 28 Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) .... Arjun Joglekar 29 Betaaj Badshah (1994) .... Balwant Rai, 30 Insaniyat (1994) (voice) .... Narrator, 31 Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (1994) .... Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh, 32 Pathreela Raasta (1994) .... Inspector Arjun (Gayatri's husband), 34 Kundan (1993), 35 Meri Aan (1993) .... Commisioner Ashfaque Khan, 36 Yalgaar (1992) .... Mahendra Ashwini Kumar, 37 Saudagar (1991) .... Gagan, 38 Saugandh (1991) .... Chaudhary Sarang 39 Brahmarishi Vishwamitra (1991), 40 "Mahabharat" (1988) TV Series .... Bheeshma, 41 Dard-E-Dil (1983) 42 Tahalka (1982)
11. He did his schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai and graduated from Sydenham college. He was creative director at Rediffusion before he junked it to follow his interest. He won the Mani Kaul award in 2004 for directing "Everybody says I'm fine!". Who?

12. Identify this famous candy.
“Communicate with aliens. Chat with a tiger. Share jokes with an African tribal. All you need to do is pop a ………… into your mouth, roll it around, and start talking the ………… boli. Mmmchaack chuppack cchiss toowwich chaack, suckk suckk …………. Delicious twishck chaack real mango tck chhooosss. Tchaak toowwiss tch klaack”.
13. * Kusumpur, Pushpapur and Azeemabad are older names of which city?
14. The Wisden cricket monthly carried a 2 page review of which film?
15. This instrument has two heads made of concentric layers of animal hide, at the centre of which there is a spot of black paste called Soru, a mixture of Boiled Rice, Manganese and iron fillings, which is responsible for its distinctive tone. Identify this percussion instrument whose name literally means “A body of clay.”
16. *Who wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little?
17. Which member of the 1983 Indian cricket team didn't play a single match at the World Cup?

18. What in India started initially in 1984 between Esplanade and Bhavanipur, now covers a distance of 16.84 kilometers fro Dumdum in the north to TollyGanj in the south?

19. _________ is the son of Surya by Chhaya. However, both _________ and Surya are believed to nurse a dislike toward each other. ________ is considered to be a hard taskmaster, who teaches certain lessons in life , often in an undesirable manner.

20. The first Shatabdi was inaugurated on the birth centenary of which Indian leader?

21. Which was the first company that NR Narayana Murthy launched?

22. *He has eight children- Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi and Gheet. He first appeared in ‘The telltale head’. Who is he?

23. Who said about whose company: “They make eau de cologne, we make perfume”?

1 comment:

Sharat Nambissan said...

Answers:
1.Kinetic
2.The Indian Currency Note
3.DLF
4.Kaizad Gustad
5.Kiran Bedi
6.Mumtaz(Her daughter Natasha Madhvani married Fardeen Khan recently)
7.Gagan Ajit Singh
8.Kolar
9.Devika Rani
10.Shaktimaan-as himself. The list is the acting history of Mukesh Khanna
11.Rahul Bose
12.Mango Bite, easy one.
13.Patna
14.Lagaan
15.Mridangam
16.Manoj N. Shyamalan
17.Sunil Valson
18. The Kolkata Metro
19.Shani
20. Jawaharlal Nehru
21. Softronics
22. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, from the Simpsons .
23.Guy Dolle made these statements about LN Mittal's Mittal Steel before Arcelor was eventually merged with it.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Here are the Prelims of the India Quiz. I request Manan to upload the final round questions as soon as possible. Happy Quizzing!

1. Sulajja Firodia Motwani is the joint MD of which Indian company?
2. X comes in different sizes like137X63 mm, 147X63 mm, 157X73 mm, 167X73 mm and 177X73 mm. What is X?
3. _________is a company dealing which started off as a money lending and finance firm in 1946. However it has gradually moved to real estate purchase and development. It created much furore when it bought a piece of land owned by NTC mills in the heart of Mumbai for a whopping 702 crores. The deal has not been allowed and is lying in court. The current CEO of ________ is Mr. K.P.Singh.
4. The director of the fairly acclaimed film Bombay Boys was unlucky as his second film bombed badly at the box office, inspite of big stars like Amitabh Bachchan and wide publicity. His 3 rd film was never completed as it got embroiled in controversy. He is planning on the release of another film in the recent future. Who?
5. This woman has been an Asian Tennis champion and holds a law degree. Her Autobiography is titled "I dare". Who?
6.* Which actress is married to businessman Mayur Madhvani?
7. His father Ajit was a key member in 1976 Olympic team while his uncle Harmik captained the 1972 team. Who is he?
8.* There is a legend dating back to the Tretha Yuga which attempts explaining the origin of this place. The story goes that when Laxmana had refused to marry Surpanakha and in a fit of anger chopped off her nose, Ravana infuriated with the treatment meted out to her sister decided to lure Rama and Laxmana away from their cottage. As is well known, he sent Maricha disguised as a magical deer and Rama killed him. Which is this place where Maricha was slain by Rama?
9. The grand-niece of Rabindranath Tagore, she was the first person to win the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She acted in the first sound film. She married a Russian painter and when she died , the control of her estate became a long-drawn legal battle with the Russian and Indian governments as well as her relatives going to court. Who is she?
10. Following is a list of the various films and serials involving a certain actor. No 9. has been left blank. Fill it in. 1 Hanuman (2005) (voice) .... Hanuman, 2 Plan (2004) .... Alibhai (Mussa's boss), 3 Hera Pheri (2000) .... Police Inspector, Prakash, 4 Khauff (2000) .... ACP Jaidev Singh, 5 International Khiladi (1999) .... Bismillah (Devraj's guardian), 6 Zulm-O-Sitam (1998) .... Inspector Liyaqat Khan, 7 Keemat: They Are Back (1998) .... Suraj Pratap Singh, 8 2001: Do Hazaar Ek (1998) .... Dr. Vishal Sharma (Special Appearance), 9…………………………………………………………..10 Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) .... Shakti Singh, 11 Judge Mujrim (1997) .... Mangal Singh, 12 Bal Bramhachari (1996) .... Thakur Raghuveer Singh, 13 Hukumnama (1996), 14 Himmat (1996, 15 Himmatvar (1996), Inspector Rajeshwar, 16 Barsaat (1995) .... Bhairon (Badal's Father), 17 Guddu (1995) .... Vikram Prem Bahadur 17 Taaqat (1995) .... Police Inspector Khushwant Singh Bedi, 18 Maidan-E-Jung (1995) .... S.P. Arun 19 Paandav (1995) .... ACP Ashwini Kumar, 20 Jawab (1995), 21 Jai Vikraanta (1995) .... Thakur Harnam Singh 22 Police Lock-up (1995) .... Inspector Pratha, 23 Policewala Gunda (1995), 24 Raja (1995) .... Rana Mahednra Pratap Garewal, 25 Aao Pyaar Karen (1994) .... Shankar, 26 Nazar Ke Samne (1994) .... Badshah Khan Sharbatwala, 27 Amaanat (1994) .... Agarwal Seth, 28 Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) .... Arjun Joglekar 29 Betaaj Badshah (1994) .... Balwant Rai, 30 Insaniyat (1994) (voice) .... Narrator, 31 Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (1994) .... Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh, 32 Pathreela Raasta (1994) .... Inspector Arjun (Gayatri's husband), 34 Kundan (1993), 35 Meri Aan (1993) .... Commisioner Ashfaque Khan, 36 Yalgaar (1992) .... Mahendra Ashwini Kumar, 37 Saudagar (1991) .... Gagan, 38 Saugandh (1991) .... Chaudhary Sarang 39 Brahmarishi Vishwamitra (1991), 40 "Mahabharat" (1988) TV Series .... Bheeshma, 41 Dard-E-Dil (1983) 42 Tahalka (1982)
11. He did his schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai and graduated from Sydenham college. He was creative director at Rediffusion before he junked it to follow his interest. He won the Mani Kaul award in 2004 for directing "Everybody says I'm fine!". Who?

12. Identify this famous candy.
“Communicate with aliens. Chat with a tiger. Share jokes with an African tribal. All you need to do is pop a ………… into your mouth, roll it around, and start talking the ………… boli. Mmmchaack chuppack cchiss toowwich chaack, suckk suckk …………. Delicious twishck chaack real mango tck chhooosss. Tchaak toowwiss tch klaack”.
13. * Kusumpur, Pushpapur and Azeemabad are older names of which city?
14. The Wisden cricket monthly carried a 2 page review of which film?
15. This instrument has two heads made of concentric layers of animal hide, at the centre of which there is a spot of black paste called Soru, a mixture of Boiled Rice, Manganese and iron fillings, which is responsible for its distinctive tone. Identify this percussion instrument whose name literally means “A body of clay.”
16. *Who wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little?
17. Which member of the 1983 Indian cricket team didn't play a single match at the World Cup?

18. What in India started initially in 1984 between Esplanade and Bhavanipur, now covers a distance of 16.84 kilometers fro Dumdum in the north to TollyGanj in the south?

19. _________ is the son of Surya by Chhaya. However, both _________ and Surya are believed to nurse a dislike toward each other. ________ is considered to be a hard taskmaster, who teaches certain lessons in life , often in an undesirable manner.

20. The first Shatabdi was inaugurated on the birth centenary of which Indian leader?

21. Which was the first company that NR Narayana Murthy launched?

22. *He has eight children- Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi and Gheet. He first appeared in ‘The telltale head’. Who is he?

23. Who said about whose company: “They make eau de cologne, we make perfume”?

1 comment:

Sharat Nambissan said...

Answers:
1.Kinetic
2.The Indian Currency Note
3.DLF
4.Kaizad Gustad
5.Kiran Bedi
6.Mumtaz(Her daughter Natasha Madhvani married Fardeen Khan recently)
7.Gagan Ajit Singh
8.Kolar
9.Devika Rani
10.Shaktimaan-as himself. The list is the acting history of Mukesh Khanna
11.Rahul Bose
12.Mango Bite, easy one.
13.Patna
14.Lagaan
15.Mridangam
16.Manoj N. Shyamalan
17.Sunil Valson
18. The Kolkata Metro
19.Shani
20. Jawaharlal Nehru
21. Softronics
22. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, from the Simpsons .
23.Guy Dolle made these statements about LN Mittal's Mittal Steel before Arcelor was eventually merged with it.