Tamizh Quiz 1.0 Prelims Quizmaster Harish S Rules Vanakkam
25 questions in the prelims. No negs. So feel free to guess. Q1-20 carry 1 point each Q21 to 25 are star marked questions which carry 2 points each. No cell phones/googling please. Top 6 teams battle it out in the finals. Bonus points and part points are at QMs discretion. QM is human and sometimes prone to errors.
Q1 X means self-speak or ones own speech. X is one of the few Tamizh words which has all forms of phonemes-The nasal, The Hard vowel and the Medium vowel. X was first mentioned in Tholkaapiyam, but surprisingly, the
word is never mentioned in Thirukkural. Q1 Thamizh! - - -
Q2 The Velliangiri Mountains are a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and situated on the Western Ghats border of Coimbatore District. It has many legends associated with it, especially from the Mahabharatha. There are places in the hills called the Draupadi Palam, Bheeman Kali Urundai, Andi Sunai etc.,
One interesting story is that, when the Pandavas were in exile into the forests, they ventured out into the country in disguise. They were travelling near the place called Dharapuram, and one of the Dhuryodhana's men identified the Pandavas and went on to inform Dhuryodhana. The place where the Pandavas were found is called Kandidam [Kanda (Found) + Idam (Place)], which later got transformed to Kundadam. When the Pandavas came to know that they were identified by Dhuryodhana's men, they retreated back into the Velliangiri forest. The place where they turned back and retreated is now called as __________.
Aesthetic Thilak on thy beauteous curved forehead! Fragrance of Thilak maketh entire world delirious! Spreads in all directions Thine fervour too! Many a life! Many a world! Creations of Thine! Ever pervading Creator! Ever as Thy have been! Ever remain afresh Thee alone! Purity intact! Praise thou beauteous, a Virgin forever! Awestruck!Praise unto thee! Praise unto thee! What is this a rough translation of?
Q4 X is a tamizh word for the ethnic group Yadava. Similar to its sanskrit counterpart, it means both king and herdsmen. X is referred to as Ayars in ancient Tamizh literature. Ilango Adigal gave special mention to X as they provided accomodation for Kannagi.
Q4 Konaar Q5 Print Ad for what? Q5
Q6 is a book written by Neeya Naana Gopinath containing a series of interviews, stressing on the importance of following rules. is actually part of a set of well defined metric rules to be followed while writing this form of poetry.
All 1330 couplets of Thirukkural are of this type. What type of poetry? Q6 Venbaa Q7 Gloriosa is a genus of ten species in the plant family Colchicaceae, and include the formerly
recognized genus Littonia. They are native in tropical and southern Africa to Asia, and naturalized in Australia and the Pacific as well as being widely cultivated. The most common English names are flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, and creeping lily. The proposed state of Eelam has announced it as their state flower and as such is displayed during Mahaveerar Day. This cause inspired something in India.
What? Q7 Kaarthigai Poo. It was announced as Tamilnadus State Flower.
Q8 Kodungallur Bhagavati Temple is a Hindu temple at Thrissur, Kerala state. The idol of the goddess Bhadrakali in the temple is unique as it has eight hands with various attributes. One is holding the head of an Asura,
another a sword, next an anklet, another a bell,and so on. The temple is associated with the martyrdom of a person who is now worshipped as Bhagavathy Amman. Who? Q8 Kannagi
Q9 ZENO OF ELEA was a 5th century Greek mathematician and philosopher of the Eleatic school, known for his philosophical paradoxes. A novelist named S.Rangarajan was inspired by him and named a dog in his novel as Zeno leading to a widespread dog naming spree as Zeno across Tamilnadu. The novel was adapted into a film with widespread critical acclaim. The film also featured
a reference to Zenos paradox as a homage to the novelist. ID the novel and the film. Q9 Q10 List
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. of what and FITB.
____________ Ayatollah Khomeini Pope John Paul II Umm Kulthum Gamal Abdel Nasser Diana, Princess of Wales Victor- Marie Hugo Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Q10
C N ANNADURAI Worlds largest funeral gatherings. He created a guinness world record when 15 million people attended his funeral gathering Q11 The
poem written in the display board of this French Train is a part of which original work? If it helps, the english translation is: Like my lady's face if you shine All my love to you; hail O moon!
Q11 Vers sacrs aka Thirukkural _/\_ Q12
The Gestalt effect maintains that the human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts, suggesting the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The gestalt effect is found in ancient Chola art. An elephant and a bull are depicted in a single sculpture, and what one views depends on the perception of the person. Replicated worldwide in various art forms, this was first sculpted in which temple? Q12 Airavateeshwara
Temple, Darasuram. Q13 X is a musician and a poet, who composed 5818 poems breathing universal love and peace, compiled into 6 Tirumuraigal. Xs address: 31/14 Veerasamy Pillai Street, Sevenwalls, Chennai 600001 In his poem 'Gnana Sariyai, he claimed he would be united with
Nature and rule the actions of 'all of the alls. As a demonstration of this, he entered a room, locked himself in and told his followers not to open it. He said that even if they did open it they would find nothing. His seclusion spurred many rumors, and the Government finally forced the doors open in May. The room was empty, with no clues. The Madras District Gazetteer published by the South Arcot District in 1906 records his disappearance. X is still presumed not dead and his disappearance is widely believed to be a rare case of Spontaneous Human Combustion. Id
Q14 Whose tweet? Q14 Q15 X made its debut in the year 2002 on the occasion of the Football World Cup.
The Programme was conceived, devised, planned and first produced by Shri. P.S. Parameswaran . The show has on an average received calls from more than 30,000 viewers and also 3,000 e-mails per show. It reaches around 83 countries. X has now entered the Limca Book of records as the longest running weekly ____ show on television in India. X?
The direct translation of this verse: Divide the distance you've run (longer side) into 8 equal parts and discard one part from it. Then if
you add half the height to that, you'll get the karnam This verse supposedly known to the ancient tamizh masons was the formula to calculate the karnam which was essential to design inclined planes. Mathematically, this is a close approximation to what we follow today. What? Q17
Pythagoras Theorem example 1: Take a Right angled triangle with sides 3 and 4 units. Now as per the poem, Hypotenuse = (7/8)*4 + 3/2 =5.
example 2, take a Right angled triangle with sides 3 and 6 Hypotenuse = (7/8)*6 + 3/2 = 6.75 By the actual pythagorian theorem, Hypotenuse = SQRT(6^2 + 3^2) = 6.71 Q18
Connect. Q18 List of English words of Tamizh Origin Anaconda- Yaanai kondran Cheetah- Siruthai Cash- Kaasu Mango- Maangaai Ginger- Inji
Q19 What is/are represented using the following in a famous music album of A.R.Rahman? Stumps and balls Tractor on mud Oil Savouries Plowed Grassland Kolam on Staircase
Q19 Tamil alphabets Q20 DEEP in the south of India lie the spectacular remains of one of the world's most remarkable and most forgotten civilisations. In its heyday it was one of the half-dozen greatest powers on Earth. It controlled half a million square miles - more than five times the size of Britain. And under its wing literacy and the arts flourished. Yet today, 1,000 years later, the _________ is remembered only by a handful of
specialist historians. If it had been European, or had given its name to some still-surviving nation, things might be different. But despite 400 years of glory, the __________ disappeared from history; a sad fate for a civilisation which was among the most remarkable produced by the medieval world. Yet now they are forgotten, their achievements ignored by the world. There is not one book in print on the __________; nor a travel-company tour to most of their extraordinary temples. This article was published in The Independent by a renowned historian David Keys. What is Blanked Out?
. Q20 The Chola Empire Q21*
A sobriquet is a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another. It is usually a familiar name, distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. This salient characteristic is of sufficient familiarity that the sobriquet can become more familiar than the original name.
Ponniyin Selvan is a sobriquet given to whom? Why was he given this title? Q21* Raja Raja Chola I
Q22* This poem from moodhurai written by Avvaiyaar forms the basis of a famous household proverb. FITB - _____________ __________ ______
Q22* . The Proverb: ! Q23* ID and what Indian first did they
achieve? Q23* Baba Aprajith and Baba Indrajith First identical twins to represent a state in Ranji Trophy. Q24*
I was invited to the felicitation ceremony of Naamakkal Kavignar. On the way from Salem to Naamakkal, I saw a deer in a cave. But when I inquired my driver, he said it was merely an illusion. I couldnt believe it. It appeared so real. I insisted to visit the cave and was disappointed to see mere darkness in the cave. There was no deer. Then I realised, every person sees such an illusory deer in their lives. And they chase it with such a passion only to end up with disappointment.
This formed the inspiration for a not so popular novel Y by a popular Tamizh novelist X in his own words. The place of illusory deer exists even today. The name of the place is the title of the novel.
Give the name of the novel and its author. Q24* Q24* X-Kalki Krishnamurthy Y-Poimaan Karadu Q25*
X was a Pandyan king whose reign lasted from 710CE to 735CE He was the son and successor of Arikesi Maravarman. He subdued all other kings-Cheras, Cholas and Marathas, Chalukyas, the Ay chieftains and established a stable empire. X literally means a king with a matted hair,
although some claim it to be a name of Lord Shiva. On a totally different context, what is Xs claim to fame? Q25* Kochadaiyaan Ranadhiran
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