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Slides from my quiz at K Circle on Dec 21, 2013

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  • K Circle Weekly Quiz December 21, 2013 Cartik K Saravanamuthu
  • Format 1 15: Written 16 28: Infinite bounce 29 35: Connect (Written) 36 59: Infinite bounce 60 65: Connect (Written) 66 75: Infinite bounce 76 85: Written
  • Question 1 (W) Born in Kadapa in 1440, died in 1530. She was named after the jasmine flower. Translated the Sanskrit Ramayan into Telugu, using as few Sanskrit words as possible. Her translation of the Ramayan called _____ Ramayan is one of the simplest and easiest to read versions of the epic in Telugu
  • Question 2 (W) There is no consensus on when this poet, philosopher, and yogi lived. Maybe 15th, 16th or the 17th centuries He is said to have lived in Kondaveedu and the Gandikota area of Kadapa, and his grave is in Kadiri town in Anantapur district His poems were all just 4 lines long, and very simple to understand and recite The last line of almost all his poems is Viswadhaabhirama Vinura ____ A large selection of his poems are part of high school Telugu curricula across the state FITB or identify him
  • Question 3 (W) An exceptional scholar and artist, who lived in the 14th century He incorporated the Natya Shastra into the prevalent classical dance form in Andhra, the Yakshagna folk dance dramas, and the refined product is what we have in Kuchipudi today Identify
  • Question 4 (W) Born in Visakhapatnam in 1910, died in Madras in 1983, he was a noted Telugu writer Winner of the Sahitya Akademi award in 1972 He moved poetry forward from classical mythological themes to reflect more contemporary issues He introduced free verse into his socially themed through his anthology called Maha Prasthanam He penned the lyrics for over 1000 soundtracks in Telugu films starting with Ahuti in 1950 Identify
  • Question 5 (W) Born in 1450 in Palakurthi mandal in Warangal district, died in 1510, this Telugu poet is best known for translating the Bhagvatha Purana from Sanskrit to Telugu This work, Andhra Maha Bhaagavatamu, is also known as ______ Bhagavathamu in his honor His first work, Bhogini Dhandakamu, is the earliest available Dhandakam in Telugu His second work, Virabhadra Vijayam, narrates the destruction wrought by Virabhadra, an avatar of Shiva, at the yagna performed by Daksha Prajapati (+1)
  • Question 6 (W) An irrigation engineer and British general, born in Oxford, 1803, died in Surrey, UK in 1899 He was involved in the construction of several anicuts all over South India, including the Kaveri, the Godavari, and the Krishna His most successful project at Dowleswaram near Rajahmundry was completed in 1852 A new barrage constructed upstream from Dowleswaram was named after him and dedicated to the nation in 1982 For his work, he was honored by the British with the rank of Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (KSCI) in 1877 (+1)
  • Question 7 (W) The last ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, X ruled Golconda from 1672 1687, known for his benevolence and tolerance of other religions The Brahmin brothers from Hanamkonda, Akkanna and Madanna, were his most important ministers He hired Y as the Tehsildar of Palavancha taluk, who transferred public funds without Xs knowledge to build the Rama temple in Bhadrachalam Y was jailed by X for this and subsequently, after divine intervention, absolved and acquitted Xs defeat by Aurangzeb in 1687 ended the Qutb Shahi dynasty and he died in prison in Daulatabad after 12 years in captivity Ironically, Xs name is the origin of an Urdu word for tyranny and authoritarianism, because of the slander spread by his Mughal enemies X and Y, and the Urdu word (+3)
  • Question 8 (W) A distinguished Urdu poet and a Marxist revolutionary, (b. 1908, d.1969) he was antagonistic to the Nizam He founded the Progressive Writers Union in Hyderabad Founded the Communist Party of AP, MLC Andhra Pradesh for 5 years, also known as Shayar-e-Inquilab A leading figure in the 1946 47 Telangana Rebellion against the Nizam Sahitya akademi award for Urdu poetry 1969 Penned lyrics for several Hindi film songs, one of which fetched a National award for singer Chhaya Ganguli in 1979 Id the poet and the song (+2)
  • Question 9 (W) Born 1862 near Yalamanchili in Visakhapatnam district, died in 1915, he was a noted Telugu poet, writer, and social reformer He wrote the first Telugu play, Kanyasulkam, which is considered the greatest ever He is also referred to with his other titles, Kavisekhara and Abhyudaya Kavita Pithamahudu
  • Question 10 (W) The 23rd ruler of the Satavahana dynasty, he is acknowledged as the greatest in the lineage He defeated foreign invaders, the Sakas and the Yavanas, during his rule between 78 and 102 CE, and his kingdom included Saurashtra, Kolhapur, portions of Karnataka, and may have extended as far south as Kanchi He established a calendar called the Shaka or the __________ calendar which is still used by Gujaratis, Marathas, Telugus, Konkanis, and Kannadigas
  • 11. Identify (W) An Indian film producer, actor, director, and cinematographer, born 1908 in Eluru, W. Godavari district, died 1994 Recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1982 He played a small role in Indias first talkie Alam Ara in 1931 Subsequently, he also played small roles in the first talkies in Tamil and Telugu, Kalidas and Bhakta Prahalada He was associated with Prithviraj Kapoors Prithvi films. He directed his first Hindi film, Sharda, featuring Raj Kapoor in the lead He directed Mana Desam in 1949, the debut for NTR He directed Sivaji Ganesan in Manohara in 1954, one of Sivajis landmark films His production company, started in 1956, produced many hits in Hindi such as Milan, Khilona, Sasural, and Ek Duuje Ke Liye A research institute/hospital which bears his name is a famous landmark in Hyderabad Another famous lab, which was synonymous with color movies in the 70s and 80s, was inaugurated in 1974 by his son in Madras
  • 12. Identify the speaker (W) Audio link
  • 13. Ben-Jarvus Green Ellis (W) Running Back: Cincinnati Bengals Formerly with New England Patriots Signed by Patriots in 2008 WHAT IS HIS NICKNAME? (+1)
  • 14. Where is this located? (+1) (W) Picture on next slide Name the palace (+1)
  • 15. Identify this person (W) B. 1868. D. 1908 X is known as the father of South Indian cricket X started the Madras Union Club (MUC), the first cricket club for Indians in the erstwhile Madras Presidency The Madras Cricket Club (MCC) was Europeans only X organized a series of matches between the MCC and the MUC, in particular, the annual Presidency match that started in 1908 (shortly after his death) and went on till 1952 Because of the timing of this annual Presidency match, it was also commonly known as the Y match X and Y (2 answers)
  • 16. Politically Incorrect There are two pictures on the next slide The one on the top is the original And the one below is the modified version I have blotted out two words from the blurb in the original picture on the top, that indicates what is being taught Tell me what those two words are: __ _______
  • 16. Answer La Belgique (Belgium will do) There is a map of Belgium on the blackboard in the original To be politically correct, the map on the blackboard was subsequently changed to 2 + 2
  • 17. Identify
  • 17. Answer This is MISTER MXYZPTLK He is one of Supermans enemies An illusionist/jester who lives in the 5th dimension He can only be beaten if someone gets him to say or spell his name backwards: KLTPZYXM
  • 18. What is this game called?
  • 18. Answer KerPlunk The sound when a marble or marbles tumble when released by a straw being removed
  • 19. Identify (+1) B. 1901. D. 1977 He is known for pioneering something in comics. What is this? (+1)
  • 19. Answer Royston Campbell Crane Roy Crane He was an American cartoonist He pioneered the use of onomatopoeic sound effects in comics such as POW, WHAM, KER-SPLASH to what had been a completely visual medium Also known for creating characters such as Buz Sawyer and Wash Tubbs
  • 20. Whats the good word? X is a Yiddish term used in contract bridge and chess X denotes circular commentating, a back and forth conversation outside the main issue, in which the people having the conversation (called Xers) are not directly participati

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