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Madras School of Economics Gen Quiz 2013 Prelims

A general quiz conduced by Ramesh Natarajan and Aniruddh Sudarshan for Madras School of Economics in 2013.

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Madras School of Economics Gen Quiz 2013 Prelims

  1. 1. Madras School of Economics Quiz Prelims Ramesh Natarajan Aniruddh Sudarshan - Contributions from Krishnakumar S and Gaurav S
  2. 2. PRELIMS
  3. 3. Rules •25 Questions. 1 point per correct answer. •Starred questions to eliminate teams in case of tied scores.
  4. 4. What has been blanked out?
  5. 5. The Economist
  6. 6. Percival Christopher _________ (1 November 1875 – 22 November 1941) was a British writer - who also stayed in India and Pakistan - mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its main sequels, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal. He was also an integral part of something that all of us can associate with. What?
  7. 7. Percival Christopher Wren. Of Wren and Martin fame.
  8. 8. Below is an image of the Grand Staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago. What does it commemorate?
  9. 9. Swami Vivekananda’s speech at Chicago in 1893.
  10. 10. * Narsinh Mehta also known as Narsi Mehta was a poet saint of Gujarat and a member of the Nagar Brahmins community, notable as a Bhakta, an exponent of Vaishnavite poetry. He is especially revered in Gujarati literature, where he is acclaimed as Adi Kavi. What was his most popular creation, something all of us are familiar with?
  11. 11. Vaishnav Jana To – The most popular rendition being that by MS Subbulakshmi and also a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s daily prayer.
  12. 12. X is a fast food chain in India which was first started five decades ago inside the shrine of a famous Muslim saint in Mumbai. X please.
  13. 13. Hajji Ali ( Chennai branches include Greams Road and T Nagar)
  14. 14. The guy, Harry Rodriguez, has suddenly gained celebrity status. What would be the reason for his fame?
  15. 15. Baauer – Harlem Shake
  16. 16. On typing the URL, the site of which company gets loaded ?
  17. 17. Mastercard
  18. 18. The first two sites which were declared as UNESCO Heritage Sites in India both begin with the same letter. Name them.
  19. 19. • Agra Fort • Ajanta Caves
  20. 20. * Whose words are these? “I was born just before ______ made his debut. My parents saw him on TV and said, ‘______ is okay’ [as a first name]. My father’s name is PC ____ [surname], so I became [first name] [surname]. I didn’t ever think I should try to be like him though. I’m a left-hander, and I like to play my own natural game.”
  21. 21. Sachin Baby = Sachin Tendulkar+ PC Baby. He might turn out for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL this year.
  22. 22. The Golden Kela Awards, like Hollywood's Golden Raspberry Awards are a satirical take on Bollywood that award the worst performances in Hindi cinema each year. The worst actor award for 2009 and 2010 were won by the same person. The 2009 movie he acted in was a supposed science fiction story set in the future, and the 2010 movie was based on a novel ‘Kimball Ravenswood’ by US-based Gujarati writer Madhu Rye. Who is the actor in question?
  23. 23. Harman Baweja. Love Story 2050 and What’s your Rasshee.
  24. 24. The image you see below is that of a musket. Name the parts indicated by the numbers 1, 2 and 3.
  25. 25. Lock, Stock and Barrel.
  26. 26. Identify the actor on the left and the controversial personality he is portraying in an upcoming film.
  27. 27. Benedict Cumberbatch playing Julian Assange
  28. 28. This sporting term originated from a stroke in which a/an X’s tip glances or slips off the ball not effectively transferring the intended force. Usually the result is a bungled shot. Common causes include a poorly groomed tip and not stroking straight through the ball, e.g. because of steering. What is the sporting term? X is not needed.
  29. 29. Miscue.
  30. 30. In the song you are about to hear from the movie Ethir Neechal, three people have contributed their voices. Two are : • Anirudh Ravichander •Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi •Who is the 3rd contributor?
  31. 31. YoYo Honey Singh
  32. 32. Which locality in Chennai takes its name from the fact it served as the horse stable for the Nawab of Carnatic?
  33. 33. Kodambakkam. For those unfamiliar with Chennai in the audience, the Tamil film industry takes its name Kollywood from Kodambakkam.
  34. 34. * What returned to the Union Budget this year after 2008, in continuance of a tradition that had begun in 1996?
  35. 35. Thirukkural. P.Chidambaram always finishes his union budget with a Tirukkural.
  36. 36. In the Celebrity Cricket League 2013, which team had the same person as both the captain and the team owner. Clue if needed. Who is he?
  37. 37. Riteish Deshmukh. Veer Marathi.
  38. 38. Reporter : You have a very special relationship with him. Did you exchange love letters? Woman : No, there was only one letter and it cost me a smack in the face from my father. It said we were going to get married and I am going to buy you a white house. He told me, “If we don’t get married, I’ll become a _______” The woman speaking was the supposed childhood sweetheart of the man in question. Who and what’s the blank?
  39. 39. Pope Francis, the newly elected Pope.
  40. 40. • Where is the following song being performed? << Video link removed, Pink Floyd’s Great Gig in the Sky video was shown>>
  41. 41. Pink Floyd, Palace of Versailles. Great Gig In The Sky.
  42. 42. When Sunil Gavaskar asked ________ the meaning of his first name, he replied, “A Hindi poem reads like ‘Hum panchchi _______ gagan ke’ meaning ‘beyond boundaries’. On that day, I really acted according to my name by hitting a lot of huge sixes”. Fill in the blank.
  43. 43. Unmukt Chand.
  44. 44. A/An ________ ________ economy is a simple framework to study trade in economics. It assumes an economy with one consumer, one producer and two goods. It is a reference to an 18th century novel in which there existed an uncomplicated economic structure with only one actor.
  45. 45. Robin Crusoe Economy.
  46. 46. * Identify the Bharat Ratna awardee featured in this stamp.
  47. 47. C.Subramaniam
  48. 48. In an attempt to distance itself from its founder due to recent developments, this organization has implemented a subtle but substantive change in it’s logo. They have now introduced two bars instead of one. The positioning of the two bars suggests a forward and dynamic movement. What is the organization in question?
  49. 49. Live Strong Foundation.
  50. 50. The theme song you are about to hear was composed for what and by whom? <<Audio Link Removed>>
  51. 51. National Geographic Channel and Elmer Bernstein.
  52. 52. What was the only thing left behind, (which also eventually left) in Pandora’s Box?
  53. 53. Hope