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Landmark Quiz Mumbai 2009 Prelims

Landmark Quiz Mumbai 2009 Prelims

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LANDMARK QUIZ MUMBAI 2009PRELIMS
1.
What internationally accepted emergency radio communication derivesfrom the French meaning 'come help me'?
a.
May Day
(from venez m’aider”)2.Which part of Delhi is “Delhi 6?
a.Chandni Chowk
3.
Which Indian reality show on MTV has the tagline “Where love is war”?
a.MTV Splitsvilla
4.There are only three rivers in India that run from east to west. One of these is the Mahi. Which are the other two?
a.Narmada and Tapti
5.Which popular style of devotional music was originally performed at Sufishrines and dargahs?
a.
Qawwali
6.
What term used to describe perfect eyesight is also the name of a versionof a popular sport?
a.20/20
7.It is named the Nishan-e-Haider in Pakistan and the Bir Shreshto inBangladesh. What is the Indian equivalent?
a.Param Vir Chakra
8.
What canine species once existed all along the Atlantic coast of thisEuropean country, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen'snets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers fromships?
 
a.Portuguese water dog. They are popular nowadays becausethey are hypoallergenic.
9.
Charles Dickens wrote only two historical novels, one of which was
Barnaby Rudge
. Which was the other?
a.Tale of Two Cities
10.Which warrior in Indian mythology is believed to have originated theChhath Puja festival (popular in Bihar) in honour of the Sun God?
a.Karna
11.
Referred to in medieval times as Bilad al Barbar ("Land of theBerbers"), what is the commonly used name to refer to the region of Africacontaining the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia?
a.Horn of Africa
12.
According to the Jahangir Nama, the emperor was impressed by theperformance of certain performers from Bengal. Their leader KrishnaChandra Dev was presented an entire village called Sutigram near Dhakaand the Dev family became the landlords of the village. Being landlordsthey were called ________ , a term that became their family name.Currently, the eighth generation of this family still continues the tradition of entertainment. Fill in the blank.
a.Sarkar. (PC Sorcar)
13.
In keeping with the times what word did the American Dialect Societychoose as the Word of the Year for 2008?
a.Bailout
14.
What 2009 international event was nicknamed “The Big Flick”?
a.Earth Hou
15.
Which IT guru famously does not have a business card. Instead, hehands out what he calls 'pleasure cards'. They list his address - '545, Tech
 
Square, Rm. 425, Cambridge, MA 02139', and his other interests -'sharing good books, good food and exotic music and dance, tender embraces and unusual sense of humor'. Who are we talking about?
a.Richard M. Stallman, founder of the Free Software Movement,who still stays in a room on the MIT campus!
16.
 
What “in-the-news” word was popularized by Veer Savarkar in anideological pamphlet written while imprisoned in Ratnagiri jail, smuggledout of the prison, and published in 1923 by his supporters under his alias“Mahratta”?
a.Hindutva. The pamphlet was titled Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?
17.
In 2008, who or what replied to a question with this answer, "There'swater here; I've tasted it"
a.Phoenix Mars Lander 
18.
Which part of Mumbai featured by NDTV as one of the Seven Wondersof Maharashtra got its name from the nearby St Thomas Cathedral?
a.Churchgate
19.
Which European football club was founded as a cricket club in 1899 byBritish expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin from Nottingham,and in honor of its origins, retained the English spelling of its city's name,instead of changing it to the local spelling?
a.AC Milan
20.
What term in serial fiction, derived from computer science, means adiscarding of much or even all previous continuity and storyline in theseries, to start anew, recent examples being
Batman Returns
, and
CasinoRoyale
(2006)?
a.Reboot

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