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Srijan 2017 Prelims with Answers

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The questions for the prelims with answers for a general U-25 quiz held at Srijan, Jadavpur University.

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Srijan 2017 Prelims with Answers

  1. 1. JUST QUIZ IT (SRIJAN 2017) PRELIMS with ANSWERS Soham De AND Baidik Chandra
  2. 2. (1) What scientific breakthrough is being talked about? • Returning from holiday on September 3, 1928, Fleming began to sort through petri dishes containing colonies of Staphylococcus, bacteria that cause boils, sore throats and abscesses. He noticed something unusual on one dish. It was dotted with colonies, save for one area where a blob of mold was growing.
  3. 3. ⬜ Penicillin from Penicillium fungi
  4. 4. (2) Name it • X is considered a holy river in India. It has been mentioned in ancient texts like Manasamangal. The famous merchant Chand Saudagar sailed through this river. • From fifteenth to seventeenth century A.D, it was the main flow of the eminent Hoogly River. • Now, it has almost dried up.
  5. 5. ⬜ Adi Ganga/ Tolly Nullah/ Tolly Canal
  6. 6. (3) Who am I talking about? • X’s Album in 1995 was the first Indian commercially hit IndiPop album which established it as a discrete genre. It was a very hit single and narrates the feelings of a female protagonist who has rejected proposals from all around the world but only wants a husband with good heart, from India only. • X won the Freddie Mercury Award for this song.
  7. 7. ⬜ Alisha Chinai
  8. 8. (4) Who is this person? • Major newspapers had the same news : Veteran person of Music Industry has claimed credit for the success of pop diva Jennifer Lopez's 2011 track 'On The Floor' saying that its tune is similar to one of his songs. • "Jennifer Lopez's new song 'On the Floor' that has a Lambada-sampling and has become a huge hit is identical to my song. The opening tune is the same," he told PTI.
  9. 9. ⬜ Bappi Lahiri
  10. 10. *(5) Traditional Middle Eastern Dish
  11. 11. ⬜ Falafel (Lebanese)
  12. 12. (6) Who am I talking about? • Indian Government sent a baby elephant to X, which was received amidst much fanfare. The mayor of the city of Cadaques, Spain declared a holiday to welcome the elephant. X finally donated it to Barcelona Zoo.
  13. 13. ⬜ Salvador Dali
  14. 14. (7) Who is X? • In 2006, X was posthumously awarded Light of Truth Award by Dalai Lama, for awareness and understanding about condition of Tibetan people. X’s widow accepted it and stated ‘We never thought that this story of friendship would have a resonance more than 40 years later’
  15. 15. ⬜ Herge for Tintin
  16. 16. (8) What ‘legendary’ Serial is being talked about? • Starring Sourav Chakrabarti & Vinita Chatterjee, the publicity for the serial the producers were seeking would come in the form of a tsunami of comments. It became a popular name among people, without even being watched.
  17. 17. For those people who missed this easy one
  18. 18. (9) What is being talked about? • It is mainly purple in appearance with specks of yellow. Considered poisonous, its name is thought to be based on what it actually is or based upon. Rather when it’s spelt backwards. • Came into limelight again since a Dec 14 official launch of something in India
  19. 19. Ekans Pokemon Go officially had India release on 14 Dec
  20. 20. *(10) Give X The X people originated in the Punjab region of northern India as a nomadic people and entered Europe between the eighth and tenth centuries C.E. They were called X because Europeans mistakenly believed they came from Egypt. Significant population can be found in Brazil, America and all over Europe.
  21. 21. Gypsy/Romani/Roma people
  22. 22. (11) What is being talked about? ⬜ The Scoville scale is a function of capsaicin concentration. ⬜ The Scoville scale is however an empirical measurement, dependant on the capsaicin sensitivity of people. ⬜ The 1st position is held by something called the ‘Carolina Reaper’
  23. 23. Measure of pungency/hotness of chillies
  24. 24. (12) Identify X • ‘Bhalo Achi Bhalo Theko’ is considered to be a suicide note by Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah, to his wife X . A film on X was made in 2014.
  25. 25. ⬜ Taslima Nasreen ⬜ Churni Ganguly portrayed her in the 2014 film Nirbashito.
  26. 26. (13) Give both A and B • A’s popularity was greatly due to the soldiers of WW1 lauding the its agility and remarkable behaviour during the war. However, towards the end of the war and for a few years after, especially leading up to WW2, there was a universal rise in Anti-German sentiment. It was felt that the A’s present name could hamper its popularity. So, A was renamed to B, after a French-German border city. This was immediately towards the end of the First World War. • A/B can be seen in many households around the world.
  27. 27. ⬜ A – German Shepherd ⬜ B - Alsatian
  28. 28. (14) • The wife of Jupiter and the roman equivalent of Greek Goddess Hera, the naming of a particular month in our calendar is after her. • Give me the name of both Goddess and the month.
  29. 29. ⬜ Juno and June
  30. 30. *(15) Present Day City/Erstwhile Kingdom • Considered to be last Islamic kingdom in Iberian Peninsula, this city is famous for the Moorish palace/fortress Alhambra. This city also has a football club playing in La Liga.
  31. 31. Granada
  32. 32. In the French version of the new Lego Batman movie, which current French footballer will be voicing Superman? 16
  33. 33. Antoine Griezmann
  34. 34. 17 There’s a wife-carrying competition held in Finland each year. The prize is the wife’s weight in X. What is X?
  35. 35. The wife’s weight in beer
  36. 36. 18 All the CSI TV series have theme songs of the same British rock band. Which band?
  37. 37. The Who
  38. 38. 19 The first Maggi product introduced in India was an absolute failure. It is still available in other countries, and available here in another form. What was it?
  39. 39. Maggi Soup Cubes
  40. 40. *20 With 16 official languages, which African country has the most number of official languages in the world?
  41. 41. Zimbabwe
  42. 42. 21 Born on 10th May 2000, what unique feat did Destanee Aiava achieve in the Australian Open 2017?
  43. 43. First player born in this millennium to play a Grand Slam
  44. 44. 22 The longest (in terms of time, 16hr 20mins) flight in the world is operated by X airline company from Y to Auckland. Give me X and Y.
  45. 45. X-Qatar Airways Y- Doha
  46. 46. 23 The UNESCO has declared 2 historical railway related sites in India as World Heritage Sites. Which 2?
  47. 47. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Victoria Terminus/ CST
  48. 48. 24 This city in Madhya Pradesh is famous for its sev. It is said that every shop in the city selling it WILL have ALL 101 types of it. Which city?
  49. 49. Indore
  50. 50. *25 What is the name given to bonds issued outside India but denominated in Indian Rupees, rather than the local currency? (Think about Indian stereotypes which foreigners hold).
  51. 51. Masala Bonds