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Round 1

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It is a metabolic pathway that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using the energy from sunlight. Which process?

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PHOTOSYNTHESIS

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2

For what contribution did Albert Einstein receive the Nobel Prize in 1929?

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The Photoelectric effect (not theory of relativity)

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Built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591, shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what now is known as Hyderabad, this beautiful colossus in granite, lime, mortar and, some say, pulverised marble, was at one time the heart of the city. Legend says that this structure was built to commemorate the eradication of the dreaded plague disease from the city of Hyderabad. What is the structure being described here?

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The CHARMINAR

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The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence and was given to the United States to represent the friendship established during the American Revolution by the people of France. What am I talking about?

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This ruler was born in 69 B.C. and was the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. She was first member of the rulers family in their 300-year reign in Egypt to have learned the Egyptian language. The patron goddess of this ruler was Isis. She is known for her heavenly beauty. She committed suicide on 12 August 30 B.C. by allowing an asp to bite her. Whom are we talking about?

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CLEOPATRA VII

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The portrait of which Indian king finds a place in the NASA headquarters?

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Tipu Sultan (He was the first king to use rocketry in warfare)

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Douglas Engelbart created a device called X Y Pointing Device. It brought in a revolution in the field of personal computing. How do we call it now?

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THE COMPUTER MOUSE

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8

Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara at play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adultbodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors.

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BARBIE DOLL

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9

The Nawab of Arcot gifted a piece of land to Sayyid Shah Khan (a high-ranking 18-century official of the court of the Nawab of Arcot in 1730.) How do we better know this piece of land in the present day? The place is in Chennai.

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Saidapet, derived from the Tamil word "Syed-oda-Paetai" which literally translates to "Syed's Land"

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How do we better know "id est" ?

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i.e (That is) !!!

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11

Name the only two Nobel Prize winners who have also been awarded the Bharath Ratna.

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Mother Teresa and Sir C.V.Raman

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12

Give the Japanese word literally meaning empty orchestra or without voice.

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KARAOKE

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This famous Indians first two names are Madurai Shanmugavadi. How is this person better known ?

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M.S.Subbulakshmi

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14. Who is Roddicks opponent in this video ?

The Video Game Pong

15. Over 200 million of this handset has been sold since its launch in late 2003, making it the world's best selling consumer electronics device in the world, beating Sony's Playstation 2 (125 million), Apple's iPod (170 million) and Motorola's RAZR (120 million). Name the product.

Nokia 1100

16. Who is the worlds largest importer of the following: Besan flour (kadalai mavu), Sugar, Cashew nuts, Cardamom, Ghee, Oil, Sugar candy, Raisins and Almonds?

Tirumala Tirupati devasthanams

17. Decipher the popular english sentence depicted in this picture:

A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. It is a pangram meaning it contains all 26 letters of the English Alphabet.

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