Battle of legends Prelims

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Battle of legends Prelims

  1. 1. Battle of the Legends The Lone Ranger Survives…
  2. 2. Answers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. In 1908 the Russian team turned up 12 days late to the Olympics because they had yet to start using the Gregorian calendar. He has won both the Man Booker Prize as well as the Oscar. Wake me up when September ends Youngest serial killer * Half silver and half bronze medal The Congress got it's 'hand symbol * 786 Archie's Rahul Gandhi's Girlfriend * Honeymoon First cycle race Hitler’s Paintings Cookies Manchurian The First Oscars [ or Academy Awards] Amrita Bazaar Patrika Chewing Gum Jesus Christ’s mortal remains * Shipwrecks * Chicken 65
  3. 3. 1. In 1908, Russia team turned 12 days late to the Olympics. There’s a very specific reason behind it. What was the reason?
  4. 4. 2. Ruth Prawer Jhabbavala is a writer. What is so unique about him, what is the only thing he has achieved as an author which no one else has?
  5. 5. 3. Towards the fag end of the North American summer in 1982, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's father Andrew "Andy" Armstrong died of esophageal cancer, leaving him disconsolate. After sobbing his heart out at the funeral, 10 year-old Billie ran home & locked himself in his room. When his mother got home & knocked on the door of his room, Billie simply said,"____ __ __ ____ _________ ____."
  6. 6. *4. • Name: Amardeep Sada • Classification: Homicide Characteristics: Juvenile (8) Number of victims: 3 Date of murders: 2006 2007 Date of arrest: May 30, 2007 Date of birth: 1998 • Victims profile: His six-month-old cousin, the daughter of a maternal uncle / His eight-month-old sister / Six-month-old girl, Kushboo, the neighbour’s daughter • Method of murder: Strangulation Beating with a brick • Location: Begusaray, Bihar, India
  7. 7. 5. In the finals of men's pole vault event at the 1936 Berlin Olympic were two Japanese athletes, Shuhei Nishida and Sueo Oe. Earle Meadows of the US took first place while the Japanese got in the consolation final and competed fiercely over five hours under night lighting. As it was getting late the judges unilaterally concluded the competition, telling the Japanese teams to determine among themselves who would be given second place. Finally, it was settled that Nishida won the second place by vaulting 4 meters and 25 centimeters in his first try and Oe won the third place by vaulting the same height as Nishida in his second try. How did these two men immortalize this gesture friendship and sacrifice?
  8. 8. *6. The night of February 2, 1978 was a memorable one for the Congress party. One reason why the night was a memorable one for the Congress was that the house gave power to all the people who visited it that night. Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister, PV Narasimha Rao became the PM, Chenna Reddy became the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Sharad Pawar became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Another reason to remember the night was the birth of X. Give me X.
  9. 9. 7. How do we know bismillahir-ra manir-ra im ("in the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate“) better? * We’ve all seen it in many places]
  10. 10. 8. Anil Moolchandani started out in his father’s saree shop in Delhi’s bustling Kamla Nagar, the haunt of Delhi University students. As he hunted for ways to grow, he went into trading in a variety of commodities. Finally, he hit the jackpot in a most unusual way — by printing songbooks with lyrics from Abba(a Swedish Band)’s hit songs. This was 1979, when the Swedish group’s catchy numbers were still top-of-the- pops around the world. Name the company that started thus.
  11. 11. *9. Veronique Cartelli is a Colombian girl of Spanish descent who is an architect in Venezuela, recently speculated in the news that her dad's a drug lord, however how does an aware Indian know her?
  12. 12. 10. The term "X" is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.ID X
  13. 13. 11. What happened officially for the first time in St Cloud’s park in Paris , in 31th may 1868 ? * Hint: We’ve all done this amongst our friends at least once during our childhood]
  14. 14. 12. On may 8 1945 the Nazis blew up the towers of the Immendorf Castle in Southern Austria. 13 of what were lost here ?
  15. 15. 13. The Dutch bakers used to check the temperature of their ovens using small amounts of dough, so not to waste the entire mix. These often became overcooked and discarded as they were not deemed to be fit for consumption. Until they were tasted and found to be very tasty when X was invented?
  16. 16. 14. Often mistaken to be a Chinese dish X was invented by a Tibetan migrant who was asked to serve something ‘new’ in the Cricket Club of India. What he did was actually a modified version of an Indian dish. Id X
  17. 17. 15. • What significant took place here ?
  18. 18. 16. It was first started in 20 February 1868 by Sisir Ghosh and Moti Lal Ghosh and operated out of a battered wooden press bought for Rs 32. when it started it was both in English and Bengali, but in 1878 Lord Lytton, the Viceroy of India promulgated the Vernacular Press Act which forced it to became an English overnight.
  19. 19. 17. Thomas Adams was experimenting with chicle, the sap from a South American tree, as a substitute for rubber. After mounting failures, the dejected inventor found an unusual use for it. This led to the discovery of an 'item' which has become a common sight around the world. Identify the item.
  20. 20. *18. This is the Rozabal Shrine in Kashmir. What is most famously claimed to be lying in here ?
  21. 21. *19. Legally X’s are divided into wreccum maris (material washed ashore after a shipwreck) and adventurae maris (material still at sea);[5] according to International laws the wreccum maris are kept by the Government of the country it landed and the adventurae maris by the country of registry. Now-a-days however adventurae maris’ are being kept by the insurance companies as it was they who paid for it.
  22. 22. 20. X is alleged to be a dish introduced in 1965 at the famous Buhari Hotel restaurant in Chennai by its founder A.M.Buhari. Amitabh Bachchan 's Kaun Banega Crorepati (Season 1), featured X as a Buhari invention and also Siddarth Basu's Quiz Time in Doordarshan in the 90's featured it too. The launch of the X in the year 1965 was well documented with advertisements in national dailies like The Hindu and A.M.Buhari didn't want to monopolize the product by patenting the recipe which would hinder the global popularity of the product. Id X