JFWTC Quiz Prelims Questions

Yesterday, I conducted a quiz at work. Over 60 enthusiasts turned up and I was just at the brink or running out of prelims question sheets. Lazy Shourya needs some time to put up the questions of the final round (all pictures), but here are the questions from the written prelims. See how many you can crack (without googling) ! Answers in a later post.

  1. The book, “The Education of Henry Adams” topped the Random House list of 100 best Non Fiction Books of the 20th century. Name the Author.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  2. The unit used to measure stellar distances, equal to 3.259 light years is
    _ _ _ _ _ _
  3. Emil Adolf von Behring won the first Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1901 for serum therapy against which disease ? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  4. Shawn Fanning wrote a computer program while attending Boston NorthEastern University which later put him on the cover of Wired magazine and a cameo appearance in the film, The Italian Job, What’s the program he wrote ?
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  5. Which Indian religio-political leader, hailed as Guruji said, “Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well nigh impossible it is for races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for use in Hindusthan to learn and profit by.” __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
  6. In the Mahabharata, Bheema was Ghatotkacha’s father. Who was his mother ?  _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _
  7. Sridevi debuted as a child actress in which 1975 Hindi movie about Hindu-Christian intercaste marriage? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  8. Alexander Pushkin’s play that was made into the 8-Oscar winning movie “Amadeus” by Milos Forman is about Mozart and his alleged murderer, also a famous composer. Who ? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
  9. I have been named the 68th best dressed person alongside Brad Pitt and David Beckham by the Vanity Fair magazine. Along with Tony Blair, I am the acknowledged inspiration behind Dominic Greene, villain of the Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace”. As the President of my country, I once said, igniting much controversy, that my nation “has never exploited an African nation”. Who am I ? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  10. Dialog from which movie ? _ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  _ Charlie: Ray, all airlines have crashed at one time or another, that doesn’t mean that they are not safe.
    Raymond: QANTAS. QANTAS never crashed.
    Charlie: QANTAS?
    Raymond: Never crashed.
    Charlie: Oh that’s gonna do me a lot of good because QANTAS doesn’t fly to Los Angeles out of Cincinnati, you have to get to Melbourne! Melbourne, Australia in order to get the plane that flies to Los Angeles!
  11. I played test cricket for England. I have been called the “Black Prince of Cricketers” & was awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1897. Who am I ? _ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
  12. 12. Which invention of Dr. Leo Baekeland is designated the “ACS National Historical Chemical Landmark” as the world’s first synthetic plastic ?
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  13. French President, Charles De Gaulle said, “No country without an
    _ _ _ _       _ _ _ _ _     could properly consider itself independent.”

    (2 words)
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5 thoughts on “JFWTC Quiz Prelims Questions

  1. Answers:

    1. Henry Adams himself – story about struggle of Bostonian

    2. 1 parsec or a parallax of 1 arcsec

    3. diphtheria – serum therapy

    4. The (in)famous Napster

    5. Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar – 2nd Sarsanghchalak of RSS

    6. Hidimba

    7. Julie (Old one!)

    8. Antonio Salieri

    9. Sarkozy

    10. Rainman – Charlie is Tom Cruise and Raymond is Dustin Hoffman

    11. K.S. Ranjitsinhji

    12. Bakelite

    13.

  2. Ok, here are the answers !

    1. Henry Adams
    2. parsec
    3. Diptheria
    4. Napster
    5. M.S. Golwalkar
    6. Hidimba
    7. Julie
    8. Antonio Salieri
    9. Nicholas Sarkozy
    10. Rainman
    11. K.S. Ranjitsinghji
    12. Bakelite
    13. Charles de Gaulle
    8.

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