Chakde India – The India Quiz Prelims

I conducted an India quiz about a month back here in amdocs. I am posting the prelims questions/answers below. By the way, the average in the quiz was around 75% and hence is supposed to be very easy.
  1. Born to Narayan Paglu Rao in Maharashtra, she received her degree from Mooljee Jaitha (M.J.) College in Jalgaon. In 1962, she was also voted the “College Queen” in M.J College. She also excelled in Table Tennis and had won various inter-college events. She is currently married to Devisingh Ransingh (her third marriage). Identify her. >> Pratibha Devisingh Patil
  2. One of the origins of the name of this place is from the word Kalikshetra, meaning “Ground of the Goddess Kali.” Which place? >> Kolkata
  3. 1. A Peepal tree 2. A banana tree 3. An idol 4. ??? >> Abhishek Bachchan. Aishwarya was “married” to the listed three before her marriage to Abhishek.
  4. What do you have to do to make your life jingalala? >> Install Tata Sky. (From the Ad Jingle)
  5. In Vedic times, a Brahmin boy was considered equal to an animal until a certain event took place. What was that event? >> Upannyanam or the thread ceremony
  6. When Sachin Tendulkar went for his first Test series to Pakistan, he did not sign the contract with BCCI. Someone else signed it on his behalf. Who signed it and why? >> His father, as he was a minor then
  7. This hill station is around 64 km from Pune and is also called the “Chikki” capital of India, as there are a lot of local outlets there manufacturing this sweet. Which place? >> Lonawala
  8. Which Indian actor, who has not acted in any movies in his mother tongue, made his debut in the 1975 Kannada movie Katha Sangama? >> Rajinikanth
  9. How do we better know baked chicken chunks cooked in curry sauce? >> Chicken Tikka Masala
  10. What is common to Bo Derek, Maradona, The Prime Minister of England, Vishnu and this question? >> The number 10!
  11. What is the capital of the state of Jharkhand? >> Ranchi
  12. Lord Vishnu, in all his avatars, has spared the life of only one Asura. Who? This Asura who is still believed to be alive, visits once a year and a festival is celebrated because of his visit. Which festival? >> Mahabali and Onam
  13. Yusuf Nulwalla, Sameer Hingora, Baba Chauhan, Zaibunnisa Anwar Kazi and Aziz Ahmed Mohammed. Who is the sixth? >> Sanjay Dutt
  14. Dada, Abdulla & Co recruited a person on year long contract in the late 19th century and sent him for a posting in South Africa. Who? >> Mahatma Gandhi
  15. Kusumpur, Pushpapur and Azeemabad are older names of which city? >> Patna
  16. Below is the photo of the Indian team for a particular sport (a 1998 photo). Which sport? >> Sumo Wresting team of India!


  17. On 31st October 1984, the 2nd ODI in the wills series between India and Pakistan was happening at Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot, Pakistan. Pakistan had won the toss and decided to field. India were 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. The match was abandoned then. Why? >> Indira Gandhi was assassinated

  18. Whenever a forest is shown in a movie, it is always accompanied by a chirping sound. This is the sound of the cicada which is quite famous for the noise it produces in dense forests. There is a famous place in Kerala which is called ____ Valley because there are no cicadas in this forest. Fill in the blank. >> Silent Valley

  19. English dictionaries tend to define the word as ‘a child’s vehicle that typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard’. What word? >> Scooter

  20. Something made from sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and lecithin was enough to make Zaheer Khan very angry. What? >> Jelly Beans

  21. In the NATO phonetic alphabet, A- Alpha, B- Bravo, C-Charlie etc. For one letter, something related to India appears. For which letter and what is the code? >> I for India

  22. Father: Ramesh. He had 4 kids. Nitin, Savita and Ajit are three of them. Who is the fourth? >> Sachin Tendulkar

  23. Americans call it a faucet. What do we call it in India? >> A Tap

  24. For India, name the National Flower, the National Fruit, the National Animal and the National Bird? (0.5*4) >> Lotus, Mango, Tiger and Peacock

  25. By doing a wordplay on the acronym html, this BITS Pilani graduate created something which took the world by storm. What? >> HoTMaiL

  26. Who hit 5 sixers in Yuvraj’s last over in the match against England? >> Mascarenhas

  27. Which is the national soup of India? >> Mulligatawney Soup

  28. This waterway of around 150 kms width separates the Andaman Islands from the Nicobar Islands. What is its name? >> Ten Degree Channel

  29. A word which has been formed recently. If you are ________, it means that you have lost your job because it has been outsourced to India. Fill the blank. >> Bangalored

  30. X comes in different sizes like137*63 mm, 147*63 mm, 157*73 mm, 167*73 mm and 177*73 mm. What is X? I would definitely like to have many of the 177*73 ones. >> Currency Notes

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