General Quiz – 76

Q 1. The English word “Juggernaut” which means a powerful force which cannot be controlled, owes it’s origin to India. From which massive phenomenon in India did this word originate? 

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Q 2. Identify

He teaches and has written several books about yoga.

He was employed as a programmer by NASA from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to Xerox as an operating system architect. In 1978 he joined Computer Sciences Corporation as a software consultant. Later, he was employed by Lockheed.

He founded a company which was acquired by Intel in the year 2011.

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Q 3. Pavitr Prabhakar, a simple Indian boy from a remote village, moves to Mumbai with his Aunt Maya and Uncle Bhim to study after getting half a scholarship. His parents died some years ago. Other students at his new school tease him and beat him for his studious nature and simple background. He knows his Uncle Bhim is struggling to support him and his aunt Maya, and pay his school fees. Only Meera Jain, a popular girl from his school, befriends him. He is seen fighting a mysterious new villain named Karn.

This is the story/plot for _________________?


Q 4. “Rajatarangini” is a metrical historical chronicle of north-western Indian subcontinent, particularly the kings of Kashmir, written in Sanskrit by Kashmiri Brahman Kalhana in 12th century CE.

According to Kalhana which dresses of women from the Deccan were introduced under the royal order in Kashmir?These originated from Pallavas and Cholas, two ruling clan of Ancient Tamilakam.


Q 5. Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils. It originated in the Middle East  prior to the 10th century.

Why is Samosa banned by the radical Islamist groups in Somalia?

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Q 6. It is a political science term for a politically unstable country, whose economy is largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product, e.g. bananas. It typically has stratified social classes, including a large, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy of business, political, and military elites. 

It describes a country whose government is primarily concerned with economics benefiting a colonial or corporate power, rather than values of democracy and social welfare.


Q 7. Identify the product.

It was formulated in 1965 by a team of researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 

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It was created to help athletes by acting as a replacement for body fluids lost during physical exertion. The earliest versions of the beverage consisted of a mixture of water, sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate, and lemon juice.

This product is now owned and marketed by Pepsico.


Q 8. It is called Dunny in Australia, Netty in North East England, The Jacks in Ireland, Privy in North England and Scotland. These are the different names for __________?


Q 9. According to the RBI guidelines what is the minimum age for children to get an independent Savings Bank Account?


Q 10.  Blue-collar workers are working-class people who performs skilled or unskilled manual labor, and white-collar  workers typically perform professional, managerial, or administrative work in an office environment.

What is a pink collar job?






Ans 1. The word originates from the Jagannath Ratha Yatra of Puri, Odisha.

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Ans 2. John McAfee – Founder of McAfee Inc.

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Ans 3. Indian version of Spider-man by Marvel Comics

  • Pavitra Prabhakar is analogous to Peter Parker.
  • Meera Jain  is analogous to Mary Jane Watson.
  • Aunty Maya is analogous to Aunt May.
  • Uncle Bhim is analogous to Uncle Ben.
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Ans 4. Pallu from Pallavas and Choli from Cholas

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Read the full article from Wikipedia here

Ans 5. Al-Shabaab, the extremist Islamic group that effectively controls much of Somalia, has banned samosas in the famine-stricked, war-torn East African nation. The ban, which was announced via loudspeaker, was instituted because Al-Shabaab leaders decided the samosa’s triangular shape was too closely associated with the Christian trinity. Locals face punishment for cooking, buying or eating the meat- or vegetable-filled pastries.

Resemblance: Islamic militants say samosas look like the Christian Holy Trinity

Read the full article on the BBC website here

Ans 6. Banana Republic

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Ans 7. Gatorade – Energy drink

Ans 8. Toilet

Ans 9. 10 years – The minimum age is reduced by RBI to inculcate the habit of saving in Children and make them money aware.

Ans 10. Pink collar jobs are the ones which are perceived to be more suitable and traditionally more opted by women like to the professions of nurses, secretaries, air-hostesses and elementary school teachers.



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