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Prelims
This quiz was conducted during and as part of the college's cultural festival MS RItual 98. Questions that were asked in the quiz are listed below, the answers are at the bottom of the page, after the questions.
  1. Antra is the news agency of which country?
  2. Where was Magna Carta signed by King John of Englar in 1215?
  3. If you meet someone whose mother tongue is Cantonese where would he probably come from?
  4. What do you call a man whose wife has been unfaithful to him?*
  5. If you were eating Cox's orange Pippin what would you be eating?
  6. "Touching the sky with Glory" is the motto of which organisation?
  7. What is common to Kapil Dev, Mithun Chakraborty, Zakir Hussain, Kamala Haasan?
  8. What is the name of the hunchback in Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'?
  9. Who is the director of the movie "Mother India"?
  10. What was the name of the lunar module that took Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the moon? Hint: Think of a comic/cartoon character.*
  11. Which modern communications technology mimics polar bear fur?
  12. Which famous London store has its motto as 'Omnia Omnis Ubique'?
  13. A fruit, a river in South Africa, a town in France and a county in metropolitan area in Southern California all share the same name - what name?
  14. Isaac Asimov once said, "Of all the odd creatures in the astronomical zoo, the __________ is the oddest. To understand it, concentrate on gravity". Fill in the blank
  15. Who played the role of Dev Anand's son in the movie The Return of the Jewel Thief?
  16. Who won the Women's singles event in the French Open in 1997?
  17. Where are the Islets of Langerhans found?
  18. Name the international organization that gives the Kalinga Prize?
  19. Which bird is often described as being a thief and is thought by some people to bring bad luck?
  20. What in Snooker is a spider?
  21. Which film studio has the roaring lion as its trademark? (The complete name)
  22. Who composed to tune to "Twinkle twinkle, little star"?
  23. The Pentagon building has five concentric corridors. In the center courtyard, there is a building called Ground Zero. What is the building used for?
  24. Which country first introduced perforations (holes around the stamps) on the stamps?
  25. Which sports person has Air as his nickname?
  26. Who proposed the theory of expanding universe, the rate of expansion being named after him?*
  27. What is the name given to the psychological study of moral principles?
  28. Expand URL.
  29. Canada has 138, Australia 75, Spain 72, but Kuwait only 8 - of what?
  30. What bird did Noah first release when the rain stopped?
  31. In Indian mythology who is the daughter of Kamadhenu?
  32. Which was the only James Bond story on which Cubby Broccoli did not have the copyright to? It was made onto a movie called "Never Say Never Again"
  33. Which orchid is both a flavor of ice cream and perfume?
  34. What started in 1922 with 1500 subscribers and an opening article titled "How to keep young mentally"?
  35. Connect these two film stars - Michael Keaton and Michael Douglas

Answers
  1. Indonesia
  2. Runnimedy (London)
  3. China
  4. Cuckold
  5. Apple
  6. Indian Air Force
  7. All of them appeared in the Ads for VDIS (Voluntary Disclosure Of Income Scheme)
  8. Quasimodo
  9. Mehboob Khan
  10. Charlie Brown
  11. Optic Fiber
  12. Harrods
  13. Orange
  14. The Black Hole
  15. Dharmendra
  16. Iva Majoli
  17. Pancreas
  18. UNESCO
  19. Magpie
  20. The cue rest
  21. Metro Goldwyn Mayer
  22. Mozart
  23. Cafeteria-Hotdog stand
  24. India
  25. Michael Jordan
  26. Edwin Hubble
  27. Ethics
  28. Universal/Uniform Resource Locator
  29. F-18 Hornets
  30. Raven
  31. Nandini
  32. Thunder Ball
  33. Vanilla
  34. Readers Digest
  35. Michael Keaton's actual name was Michael Douglas



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