Friday, March 13, 2009

Gen Quiz 2008,Prelims-Credits to Harry,Honey

1)Opening Stanza of “Sailing To Byzantium” by Yeats:-
THAT is _____ _______ _____ _____ _____. The youngIn one another's arms, birds in the trees- Those dying generations - at their song,The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer longWhatever is begotten, born, and dies. 

Fill in the blanks with the title of a famous book.

2)An X is a wooden club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob on the end, that is associated with people from Y in folklore. 
Although originally used for settling disputes in a gentlemanly manner, (like pistols in colonial America, or the katana in Japan), the X became almost a weapon associated with martial arts native to Y, and eventually became a symbol of stereotypical violent behavior, and has thus become nearly a tabooed topic of discussion for many people from Y. 
Dramatised in the film Gangs Of New York, but more commonly associated with a famous “Sportsman”
X and Y

3)The function of _______ has provoked more debate than practically any other issue in European pre-history. Over the centuries they have variously been thought to have been used by druids for human sacrifice, territorial markers, elements of a complex ideological system, and functioned as early calendars. 
Carnac, in Brittany holds the largest concentration of _______ - 3000 individual _______ are arranged in four groups, and arrayed in rows stretching across four kilometres. Each set is organised with the tallest ones at the western end, and shorter ones at the eastern end. 

4)The Gondi (Gōndi) are a people in central India. The Gondi, or Gond people are spread over the states of Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, northern Andhra Pradesh, and western Orissa. With over four million people, they are the largest tribe in Central India.
What is their contribution to the field of geography??

5)The earliest recorded history of the practice of ____ was when Saint Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, visited the Holy Land to seek the True Cross upon which Jesus was crucified. She found the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, which, from then on venerated by all the faithful in many public processions. Many faithful would come to touch the Holy Cross for blessing and healing. It was customary to touch it three times (as a confession of faith in the Holy Trinity). It is also believed that the origin of ___ comes from the wood of the rosary. Yet another explanation attributes to the belief that spirits lived in trees. By ___, one could prevent the spirit from interfering or out of respect for it, seek protection. What practice?

6)In 1994 the Republic of Abkhazia (an unrecognized state that is officially part of Georgia) issued two postage stamps featuring X and Y, spoofing Abkhazia's communist past. Who were they??

7)Monday, December 24, 2007

Gunmen armed with assault rifles shot dead four French tourists from the same family and seriously injured a fifth in Mauritania on Monday, local police and French officials said. Members of the family were attacked in their car on the road 15 km from Aleg, in a popular sightseeing area 250 km (160 miles) southeast of the West African country's capital, Nouakchott, said a police officer who declined to be named. The fifth tourist, the father of the family, was injured in the leg and taken to Aleg's hospital, and was in a serious condition, he said. The three attackers were armed with semi-automatic assault rifles and drove two Mercedes saloon cars, he said.

What followed,as a result?

8)About which show was it written:
Ideally, you should be able to watch each episode anew at five distinct stages in life. As a toddler, marveling at all the bright colors; as a teenager, enjoying the tilts at authority; as a student, relishing the in-jokes and movie references; as an adult, musing on the truths about life, love and death; and in your dotage, marveling at all the bright colors. 

9)X wrestled a few matches for World Championship Wrestling and was a member of the nWo with Hulk Hogan, a friend of his. His first match was at the July 1997 Bash At the Beach event where he teamed with Hogan in a loss to Lex Luger and The Giant. He skipped practice to wrestle, infuriating his fans. As a result he was fined for skipping practice. At Bash At the Beach '98, X & Hogan defeated Karl Malone & Diamond Dallas Page. He came back in the summer of 1999 to feud with Macho Man. They had a match at Road Wild 1999 in which Macho Man shoved X in a portable toilet and eventually won the match. Rumor has it X was supposed to come back in 2000 for an appearance but Vince Russo opted for him not to after an unfavorable storyline involving fellow celebrity David Arquette.X?


Sandy said...

1)No Country for old men
2)X - Shilelagh(the walking stick)
4)Er... Gondwanland?
5)Making the sign of the cross by touching the forehead and the shoulders
7)The coup in Mauritania
8)The Simpsons
9) Dennis Rodman
10)The Simpsons

swathi said...

6) groucho marx and john lennon ??

kiran said...

3) megaliths, stonehenge
4)shifting cultivation

kiran said...

3) megaliths, stonehenge
4)shifting cultivation

santhosh said...

1.)no country for old men

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lwsam said...

1. No Country for Old Men
2. X = Bludgeon
3. Stonehenge
4. Etymology of Gondwanaland
5. Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, where people devoutly kiss a crucifix.
6. (John) Lennon and (Groucho) Marx
7. Some Arab revolution
8. South Park
9. The Rock

This is Sandeep Mathias.