Politics quiz finals
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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The Politics Quiz
• Keep calm and keep guessing
• The quizmaster is always right
Connect (Exhaustive list)
• Only three people to get Nobel peace prize
while incarnated by their own governments
Politicians from Hollywood
• Ancient books on statecraft
• Residents of Kensington road
• Famous political sex scandals
• Politicians assassinated by their own
• Cricket stadiums named after them
• Senkaku / Diayou islands and their former
owner Kunioki Kurihara
• Battle of trafalgar
CONNECT (star marked)
Practice of editing out dissidents
Author of this, and
why is it named so?
• Ramchandra guha, named it to sync with his
bestseller india after gandhi
• Countries attending moscow olympics
At least two TV channels made similar mistakes while reporting an
event that occurred on April 8, 2013, in the UK. One was
Thailand's Channel 5, while the other was Taiwan's CTi Cable
channel. The former chose to go with the actress Meryl Streep,
the latter with Queen Elizabeth II.
What event, and what was the error?
• Death of Margaret thatcher, they put wrong
This Act passed by the United States
government and signed into law in March 2010
is called "Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act". In 2013, it became embroiled in bringing
the shutters down in that country.
By what eponymous nickname, possibly coined
by Republican politicians, is this Act often
referred to in the media?
Which geopolitical event in Croatia was
welcomed with great enthusiasm on the
midnight of 1st July, by celebrations in the main
square in the capital Zagreb, including fireworks,
cannon fire, and a rendition of Beethoven's Ode
• Croatia joined EU
After a vote in the General Assembly, Palestine
was recently granted "non-member observer
state" status. Which is the only other "non-
• Vatican city
As is customary with visiting chinese dignitaries,
Li Keqiang (the Chinese Premier) made and kept
an appointment with a Mumbai family at the Taj
Mahal hotel during his visit to India in May
2013. The family members consisted of
someone's sister, grand-nieces and grand-
• Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis
The X movement is an African-based spiritual ideology that arose
in the 1930s in Jamaica. It is sometimes described as a religion
but is considered by many adherents to be a "Way of Life".Its
adherents worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled
1930–1974), some as Jesus in his Second Advent, or as God the
Father. The X way of life encompasses themes such as the
spiritual use of cannabis and the rejection of the degenerate
society of materialism, oppression, and sensual pleasures, called
Excerpt from a report the Acworth Committee published in 1921:
"We recommend that the finance department should cease to control the internal
finances of XXX,; that the XXX should be responsible for earning and expending
their own income and for providing such net revenues as is required to meet the
interest on debt incurred on or to be incurred by the government for XXX
What is XXX? What did this lead to the creation of?
XXX - Indian Railways;
creation of the separate Railway
EMS Namboodripad famously claimed in 1957
that he had spearheaded the first instance of
X ever happening. However, he was wrong as
the PCI party in San Marino had beaten him to
that record by 12 years.
What was X?
First democratically elected communist
In his book Breaking Cover, Bill Gulley, the former director of the White House Military
Office described the Football in some detail. “There are four things in the Football,”
he wrote. “The Black Book containing the options, a book listing classified site
locations, a manila folder with eight or ten pages stapled together giving a
description of procedures and a three-by-five inch card with authentication
What is the significance of the Football?
A briefcase, the contents
of which are to be used
by the President of the
United States to
authorize a nuclear
attack while away from
the White House.
• Spring temple buddha in china, tallest statue
in the world at present (420 ft tall)
• built after destruction of bamiyan buddhas.
XXX - 10
P. Chidambaram - 8
Pranab Mukherjee, Yashwant Sinha, Y B Chavan, C D Deshmukh -7
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, T T Krishnamachari - 6
R. Venkatraman, H M Patel- 3
Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Charan Singh, N D Tiwari, Madhu
Dandwate, S B Chavan Sachindra Chaurdhuri - 1
(Number of times each of them has presented
the Union Budget)
A 19th century British
artist’s depiction of what?
The Suez Canal
Title Name Country
Sultan Qaboos of Oman* Oman
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Equatorial Guinea
President Yoweri Museveni Uganda
President Blaise Compaoré Burkina Faso
President Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir Sudan
President Idriss Déby Chad
President Yahya Jammeh** The Gambia
President Denis Sassou Nguesso Republic of the Congo
Prime Minister Hun Sen Cambodia
Exhaustive list of what?
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama Fiji
President Mohamed Ould Abdel
President (of the High Transitional
Andry Rajoelina Madagascar
President (Acting) Manuel Serifo
President Michel Djotodia Central African Republic
President (Acting) Adly Mansour***** Egypt
Current heads of state who came to power
through a coup d’etat
7 terms, +5 for each
Bonus +5 for getting them all
Origin: The French word for ‘walled city’, as the artisans,
merchants and craftsmen used to sell their goods in a walled
The term was introduced by Wired magazine in
the 90s, as they felt the term Y (answer to the
previous question) was becoming obsolete). X
is defined as a set of people who gain an
advantage due to their superior social
networking and internet skills.
Posters such as this one led to the coining of this term.
The Times called a particular situation that Britain faced in the
70s a ‘balance of power situation’. The phrase never caught
on. Simon Hoggart in The Guardian in 1974 called it X and the
rest, as they say, is history.
Hint: Widely used by the Indian media in recent weeks.
The term has its origin in a report prepared by a subcommittee
of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
chaired by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. The term was
used specifically to describe the regime of Manuel Noriega in
Panama, as Noriega allegedly was responsible for the lion’s
share of drug trade in Panama. Some allege that the reason
he joined politics in the first place was to promote his trade.
ID the luxury brand (Hint: This is a
In medieval Venice, decisions on local issues
were always taken by a council that met every
Sunday. Consensus amongst the council was
gauged by the dropping of a ball- a white one
if they were in favour of a decision and a black
one if they were against.
What was the terms that was created due to this
4. Hung assembly
6. Banana Republic
Sujatha (May 3, 1935 – February 27, 2008) was the pseudonym of the Tamil writer S.
Rangarajan, author of over 100 novels, 250 short stories, ten books on science, ten
stage plays, and a slim volume of poems.His popularization of technology was one
of his greatest contributions - starting with his Silicon Chip writing in Dinamani
Kadhir and Yen, Yedharku, Eppadi in Junior Vikatan. Prior to his writing career, he
worked first in the Civil Aviation Department of Government of India and later for
Bharat Electronics Limited in Bangalore, India before his retirement to Chennai,
India, where he lived till his last days.
What was his contribution to Indian democracy?
During his time at
BHEL, he was one of
the key people
and design of EVMs.
Despite all their ideological differences, the
Republican Party of the USA and the Bahujan
Samaj Party of India share a key detail.
What? (Be creative)
What is this an exhaustive list of?
Constituencies A.B Vajpayee has been elected
Balrampur - 1957, 1967, Gwalior - 1971, New Delhi - 1977, 1980, Vidisha- 1991,
Gandhinagar - 1996, Lucknow - 1991, 1996, 1998 !"
House of Cards
Dobbs is the UK
Conservative Party MP
who wrote the novel
that BBC created a TV
series on, which Netflix
has recently adapted.
YYY is an IAS officer of the 1984 batch, who was embroiled in controversy in the
MHADA Scam in 2004. He tried his hand at politics in the past and failed. However,
his relation to XXX, an Indian Foreign Service employee has made him one of the
most coveted people in Indian politics. He has created a bidding war among
political parties by announcing his decision to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha
elections, regardless of which party backs him.
“My struggle against the injustice meted out to XXX will continue, but I can also
confirm that I'll be in politics and will be part of the next elections,"
Uttam Khobragade, father of Devyani.