General Quiz – 88

Q 1. This is a statue in the honour of John T. Daniels, amateur photographer who had never seen a camera prior to using the Gundlach Korona view camera with a 5-by-7-inch glass-plate negative to take the famous photo in the year 1903.

What historical moment did he capture?

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Q 2.  The Venice City Council introduced a peculiar law to do away with a certain kind of pollution that according to them was affecting the city. The law bans the use of a regular commodity that effected great inconvenience, given the city’s cobblestone pathways, staircases, walkways and historic places – besides causing general wear and tear. What was banned, which would definitely trouble the city’s 20 million tourists every year?

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Q 3. According to a report by the International Federation of Journalists, which is the most dangerous country for journalists. This country has seen the death of 14 journalists in the year 2014. Name the country.

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Q 4. Identify

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Q 5. This is a snow goggle called  ilgaak or iggaak. The goggles are traditionally made of a piece of bone, ivory, or wood pierced with slits. This type of eye-wear is traditionally used by the Inuit people of the Arctic to prevent ___________________.

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Q 6.  Krishnattam is a temple art in Kerala, India. It is a dance drama and presents the story of Krishna in a series of eight plays and was created by Manaveda, the then Zamorin Raja of Calicut in northern Kerala.

Everything in this South Indian art form is based on the number 8 – 8 types of oil, 8 wicks, 8 characters, 8 performers, 8 stories, 8 plays, 8 hours of performance, training beginning at the age of 8 etc.

Why is 8 such a special number in Krishnattam?

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Q 7. Logo of Tourism Department of which Indian State/U.T.?

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Q 8. Identify

Born in Puri, near Bhubaneswar the capital city of Odisha in India. He was the youngest of three brothers in his family. He self-taught himself the art for which has acclaimed international fame.

He was the brand ambassador of NALCO, India. 

He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014.

 

Q 9. Who is the author of “The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years”?

 

Q 10. You must be familiar with the device shown in the picture below, used for measuring the blood pressure.

Name the device?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

Ans 1. First Flight – He took the photograph of the Wright brothers’ first flight on December 17, 1903.

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This is one of the photographs:

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Ans 2. Wheeled Suitcases. Read the news article here

Roll with it: These could earn you a fine in Venice next year.
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Ans 3. Pakistan. Read the news article here

Ans 4. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

Ans 5. Snow Blindness or Photokeratitis – caused by exposure to bright sunlight reflected from ice and snow.

Ans 6. Krishna was the 8th child of Devaki

Ans 7. Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Ans 8. Sudarshan Patnaik – World Renowned Indian sand artist from Odisha.

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Ans 9. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

Ans 10. Sphygmomanometer

 

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