Under the Peepal Tree 2012

General Prelims-with answers

24 questions Questions 21-24 connect to give 25. 2 points for the connect.

• __________________has been used for about 50 types of disorders. Research has led to the isolation of phytosterols, amino acids, furanocoumarins, phenolic components, hydrocarbons, aliphatic alcohols, volatile components and few other classes of secondary metabolites. • ___________________emerged as a good source of traditional medicine for the treatment of asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious disorders and sexual disorders. Detailed investigation for its potential against cancer, cardiovascular disorders, neuroinflammatory disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, oxidative stress related disorders and parasitic infections are now being carried out.

Peepal tree

2. Types of what?
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Andabata Bestiarius Cestus Dimachaerus Hoplomachus lorarius Murmillo Provocator Retiarius Rudiarus Samnite Scissor Secutor Thraex Velites Venator


• The _______________________ chain was primarily started in early 1940s, under a different name, during British rule. In the mid 1950s the chain was closed down, due to a policy change. The thrown-out workers then took over the branches, under the leadership of the communist leader A. K. Gopalan and renamed the network to its present name. The first co-operative society for the associated workers was founded in Bangalore on 19 August 1957. The first ______________________ was opened in New Delhi on 27 October 1957.Gradually, the chain expanded across the country, with branches in Pondicherry, Thrissur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Mumb ai, Kolkata, Tellicherry and Pune by the end of 1958.

India Coffee House

• The origin of __________ may lie in the short supply of cooking fuel in the Near East, which made the cooking of large foods difficult, while urban economies made it easy to obtain small cuts of meat at a butcher's shop. The phrase is essentially Persian in origin and Arabic tradition has it that the dish was invented by medieval persian soldiers who used their swords to grill meat over open-field fires.


• The term _________ might refer to a small piece of hardware that plugs into an electrical connector on a computer and serves as an electronic "key" for a piece of software. However nowadays, it has been used to describe pretty much any device that sticks out of the hub. • According to the webster online dictionary, “________ has been used as a placeholder name since the 1970s. Its origin is unknown. A 1992 advertisement for Rainbow Technologies, claimed the word was derived from the name "Donald Gall"—though untrue, this has given rise to an urban myth.” • Urban dictionary however says the term means “to get head behind the shed at a party.”


• The origin for the current significance of the date _______ is rather unclear. • Academics generally suppose that the day’s significance comes from the change of calenders, from the Julian to the Gregorian, which resulted in the shift of the new year, and Jan 1st according to the Julian calender fell on _________ in the Gregorian. Those who weren’t aware of this change in Eurpoe, were highly ridiculed in those times. • According to Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University, the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. The jester ruled rather absurdly and the event became annual.

April fool’s day

• X is publishing two volumes of his autobiographical memoir entitled Y. The memoirs trace his life from infancy until 1958, His recollection of events is reported through conversations with journalist Katiuska Blanco.

• “I’m willing to do everything possible to convey what I remember well,” X was quoted as saying in the official newspapers Granma and Young Rebel. “I’ve been expressing all the ideas I had and the feelings that I went through. I am aware of the importance of telling all this to pass it so that it can be useful.”
X gave copies of his two-volume memoirs to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Fidel Castro and Time guerilla

• Genus X
– Western X (X X) is of two subspecies which are the
• Western lowland X (X X X) and • Cross River X (X X diehli)

– Eastern X (X beringei) is again of two subspecies, the
• Mountain X (X beringei beringei) and • Eastern lowland X (X beringei graueri)

– The proposed third subspecies of X beringei, which has not yet received a trinomen, is the Bwindi population of the mountain X, sometimes called the Bwindi X.

• Scientific name is in ( ) • ID X. Yes, all the X's are the same.


9. connect

Aussie cricketeers

The photograph ____X___ , depicts two young twin sisters, Cathleen and Colleen Wade, standing side by side in matching corduroy dresses, white tights, and white headbands in their dark hair. Both stare into the camera, one slightly smiles and the other slightly frowns. The parallelism and haunting nature of the photo has been the subject of many essays. The photo has been said to sum up to the photogrpaher’s vision. Biographer Patricia Bosworth said, "She was involved in the question of identity. Who am I and who are you? The twin image expresses the crux of that vision: normality in freakishness and the freakishness in normality.“ The photo has also inspired other art and is echoed in the film ______Y_____, which features sisters in an identical pose.

11. Connect

Vulnerable at single vital points

Milburn Pennybags also known as Whiff, is a very rich man. He is usually seen along with Jake the Jailbird , and Officer Edgar Mallory. He has a niece, Sandy, and two nephews called Randy and Andy. He also has a wife named Madge. How do we better know Milburn Pennybags?

Monopoly guy

• This video shows the reconstruction of what?

Russell market

Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia , or tonitrophobia, is a type of specific phobia. It is a treatable phobia that both humans and animals can develop. The term astraphobia derives from the Greek words ἀςτραπή (astrape) and φόβοσ (phobos; fear). However, the name can be more easily understood by translating through sanskrit, where Astra would mean a divine weapon. So what is Astraphobia a fear of?

Fear of lightning

The Chief Scout is the head of The Scout Association. The post originated with the appointment of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, as Chief Scout. The current Chief Scout is the youngest chief scout ever, at the age of 35. But, many claim he deserves this title, as he has spread awareness of the survival tactics and hardiness of scouts, through contemporary media.

Bear grylls

• __________ are a particular type of short trousers, now widely worn as semi-casual attire by both men and women. The hem can be cuffed or un-cuffed, around one inch above the knee. • In some places, they are considered appropriate business attire for men when made of suit-like material and worn with knee-length socks, a dress shirt, tie, and blazer. They are included in the national costume of South Africa for Africans and Anglo-africans.

Bermuda shorts

___________ is a style of dance. It is primarily done to live music, although it can be done to recorded music. • Many variations of ___________ exist, such as thrashing, or the more extreme Wall of Death, and are typically done in an area in front of the stage which is referred to as the pit, though many pits have been known to occur elsewhere, most notably the middle. • While _______________ is seen as a form of positive feedback or expression of enjoyment,it has also drawn criticism over its dangerous nature. Injuries and a few deaths have been reported.


_____is an event, produced annually in late March or early. It was first produced event on March 31st,1985 at Madison square garden in NYC, to be the company’s premiere annual event and has since produced twenty-seven editions with the twenty-eighth and twentyninth scheduled to take place in Miami Gardens, Florida in 2012 and East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2013. All of the subevents in __________ have been sold out within a short period of time, with recent editions being sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale. The third edition of _________ in Detroit was the highest-attended indoor sports event in the world, with 93,173 fans in attendance, till 2010.


• On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page advertisement in seven leading U.S. newspapers announcing that they had purchased the artifact ____________ , which was an iconic symbol to the nation, to "reduce the country's debt" and renamed it to resonate well with the company’s marketing marquees and logos. Thousands of people protested before it was revealed at noon April 1 that the sale was a hoax. What did they supposedly buy?

Liberty bell

• Computer generated imagery of which famous valcano’s explosion in AD 79?

Mt. Vesuvius

21. ID person

R L stevenson

• Modern Penatathlon was introduced to the Olympics at the 1912 olympic games at Stockholm, Sweden. The United States had just one competitor in the first Olympic pentathlon competition. _____________, who would become a famous in about three decades from then, excelled in the militaryinfluenced set of events. __________ finished in fifth place; he was the only non-Swede among the top seven finishers.


• Id the man sitting next to Nana Patekar.

VK Singh

24. Riddle me this
2009-Renegade, who had a close contest with Eagle’s wife Evergreen. 2001-Tumbler 1993-Eagle 1989-Timberwolf, Tumbler’s dad 1981-Rawhide,the actor 1977-Deacon the humane . . . 1953-Scorecard, who “crusaded against Communism, Korea and corruption” So, who was scorecard?

Dwight Eisenhover

25. Who wrote this? He also gave a speech on 18th June 1940 to the same effect.

De gaulle

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