Q 1 . What does the four rings in the logo of Audi represent?
Q 2. The publication of ‘On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres’ by the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is considered as a giant leap in the field of scientific thinking. What revolutionary concept was proposed by Copernicus in this book that is was banned by the Catholic Church till 1758.
Q 3. This document, one of the earliest in its kinds was the first ever bill of rights. It was drawn up in Medieval England to protect the nobles from the acts of the greedy king. King John signed this document in 1215 against his wishes. The ‘Habeas Corpus’ clause which forbids imprisonment without trial is a crucial inclusion in this great charter. Some parts of this document are legally valid even today after 800 years. What is being talked about?
Q 4.Who was the first man to circumnavigate the Earth? His expedition(1519-1522) round the world is a major milestone in the maritime history. Even though he was killed by the tribals on one of the islands during their journey, his crew completed the voyage successfully in 1522.
Q 5. Here’s an easy one: Identify the logo.
Q 6.Here’s a tricky one: What is the minimum age to become the member of parliament in India?
a. 25 years b. 30 years c. 35 year d. 28 years
Q 7. Identify him. Recently figured in one of the Google doodles for his great contribution in the field of medicine.
Q 8. ‘Getting India Back on Track’ was recently launched by Prime Minster Narendra Modi. Who has written the foreword of the book?
Q 9. She has been a traffic-stopper since 1967. Her wit, her sharp sense of humor and her unique style of analyzing current affairs have always been a subject of fascination. Towering over at all prominent landmarks of all major Indian cities, she has been attracting more eyeballs than even Bollywood bombshells. And at over 40, she continues to be envied by even the best in the industry. Who has been described?
Q 10. While working as an art director and designer in the Calcutta office of the ad agency D.J. Keymer, he read one of the best novels of Bibhuti Bushan Bandopadhyay. Later, based on that novel, he produced and directed a film of the same name (as that of novel) that became a milestone in Indian cinema. Identify the person being talked about in the question.
Ans 1. The four rings, which make up the Audi logo, represent the four companies that were part of the Auto-Union Consortium in 1932. They were DKW, Horch, Wanderer and Audi.
Ans 2. Copernicus proposed the heliocentric theory of the solar system stating that the Sun is the center of the Universe instead of Earth. This theory was later supported by Galileo as well. It was refined further to establish that the Sun is the center of our Solar System and not the Universe.
Ans 3. Magna Carta
Ans 4. Ferdinand Magellan
Ans 5. Lufthansa – It is one of the five founding members of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, formed in 1997. Company’s slogan is ‘Nonstop you’.
Ans 6. 25 years. Minimum age for Lok Sabha member is 25 years and that for Rajya Sabha member is 30 years.
Ans 7. Jonas Salk – was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.
Ans 8. Ratan N. Tata
Ans 9. Amul Girl
Ans 10. Satyajit Ray; the novel was Pather Panchali.