CBSE HIQ Regional Finals and National Semis 2008

Date 3rd – 4th December 08
QuizMasters – Adittya Nath Mubayi and Kunal Savarkar


1.Which wife of Raja Mallasarga led a revolt against the British in 1824 protesting against Doctrine of Lapse ??

--Rani Chennamma of Kittur

2. Which place is said to be the birthplace of Veda Vyas ???

--Kalpi in Uttar pradesh


3.Which gifted poet joined the Calcutta College at the age of 17 years ??

--Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

4 .In Mahabharata , which step brother of Iravan also died in the battle of Kurukshetra ??

--Abhimanyu

5.The rulers of the Southern dynasty Hoysalas were protected by special bodyguards whose loyalty was so complete that they committed suicide after the King's death . What name was given to these bodyguards ???

--GARUDAS

6 .Which 17th century Sufi mystic is said to have introced coffee to India by bringing coffee beans to India ??

--Baba Budan

7. The name of which city means " fortified palace " in malayalam ??

--calicut . New name - Kozhikode

8 .After which freedom fighter's name is Ranchi Airport named ??

--Birsa munda

9. Which famous architectural building was bulit by Yaqut of Dabul ??

--Gol Gumbaz .

10. Izzat Baig is one of the main characters of which famous romance story ??

--Sohni Mahiwal . Izzat baig is the real name of Mahiwal

11. Which law graduate and a famous musician wrote Shri Mallakshaya Sangeetam ???

--Vishnu narayan bhatkhande

12. On 1st April 2007 , which Indian district became the first in the country to obtain a comprehensive ISO 9001 certification ???

--Jabalpur

13. Built in 1156 AD and situated on Trikuta film , this fort was the setting of one of the Satyajit ray's film . name this fort .

--Jaisalmer fort . the film Sonar Kella


14. Equivalent of jajiya paid by hindus , what was the tax paid by Musilms in medieval period ???
--ZAKHAT

15 In which city do rivers Mula and Mutha meet ??
--PUNE

16 ) Which Indian state capital is named after a plant that grows there ??
-- KOHIMA

17 ) In which town is College of Combat situated ???
--MHOW

18. In 8th century AD , which patron saint of sikkim foretold the rule of Chogyals , an event that occured 700 years later ??

--RINPOCHE

19. What did Colonel Neville Chamberlain devise in 1875 in jabalpur ??

--Snooker

20. Which unit of indian Army was originally called Meghdoot Force and is nicknmaed as Red Devils ??

--PARA COMMANDOES

21.For which agricultural product is Palanpur of gujarat best known ?

--SAFFRON

22.Apart from West Bengal , in which Indian state is Bengali spoken mostly by the people ??

--TRIPURA

23. To which gharana of classical music does zakir hussain belong ???

--PATIALA/PUNJABI Gharana

24. How do we better know the 4th son of a Bundela leader Champat rai ?

--CHHATRASAAL

25. What is common to Banbesa in Uttarakhand , Sanauli in Uttar Pradesh , Raxaul in bihar and Kakarbhitta in west Bengal ??

--NEPAL BORDERING CITIES

26. In Hindu tradition , whose wife as Queen Sunanadadevi ?? ( Nobody could answer this and Kunal Savarkar gave the hint – Indian Postage Stamp – still none got it )

--KING BHARAT

27. Which work by Jatmal revolves around life and death of Queen Padmini ?

--GORA BADAL KI KATHA

28. According to legend , what befitting reply did Baji Rao Peshwa give to the Nizam when told that " Ek Baji , Aur Sab Paji " ? ( The Best Question taken from Amar Chitra Katha )

--EK NIZAM AUR SAB HAJAM


29. Which Sikh Guru founded the city of Dehra Dun ?

--Guru Ram rai went to this place and made a Dera – so DehraDun

30. Which historic event occured at 9:47 AM on May 11 , 1951 , Vaishaka , Shukla Panchami ?

--Rajendra Prasad inaugurated New Somnath Temple

31. Which Central Indian Rajput Dynasty was found by King Nannuk ?

--Chandellas

32. Which warrior hero was assasinated by Beshal Beg and Jamshed Khan ?

Guru Gobind Singh

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