Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Questions asked to Kannada's 1st Crorepathi Hussain Basha

On 29th April 2013, Hussain Basha from Gangavathi became the first person to win one crore in Kannadada Kotyadhipati. Here are the questions(from Question 5) which Hussain answered right to achieve the feat.

Q5 (for Rs.10,000)
Which of these pests form, dirt or mud-like tubes or trails on outside walls or wooden beams?
A. Lizard
B. Cockroach
C. Termite
D. Fly

Q6 (for Rs.20,000)
On the onset of which of these diseases does the joints become painfull, stiff and swollen?
A. Arthritis
B. Paralysis
C. Dementia
D. Asthma

Q7 (for Rs.40,000)
Identify the play back singer (audio clip played)
A. Hariharan
B. S P Balasubrahmanyam
C. Hemanth Kumar
D. P B Sreenivas

Q8 (for Rs.80,000)
The village Sangolli, where Sangolli Rayanna was born, is situated in which district?
A. Bijapur
B. Bidar
C. Belagavi
D. Bagalakote

Q9. (for Rs.1,60,000)
According to Mahabharata, who among the following is the wife of Pandu apart from Kunti?
A. Madri
B. Aditi
C. Gandhari
D. Satyavati

Q10. (for Rs.3,20,000)
Which poet is also known as Karnatakada Kabira?
A. K S Nissar Ahmad
B. Asadulla Baig
C. Shishunala Sharif
D. S K Karim Khan

Q11. (for Rs.6,40,000)
Which of these Indus Valley Civilization sites is in Pakistan?
A. Rakhighari
B. Dholavira
C. Lothal
D. Harappa

Q12. (for Rs.12,50,000)
The first person to go to outer space in 1961 was a citizen of which of these countries?
A. France

Q13. (for Rs.25,00,000)
In 1983, based on the life of which of these philosophers did G V Iyer make a film in Sanskrit?
A. Madhvacharya
B. Shankaracharya
C. Ramanujacharya
D. Purandaradasa

Q14. (for Rs.50,00,000)
What was the name of the first women's regiment of the Indian National Army formed by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose to fight for independence?
A. Razia Sultana Regiment
B. Rani Padmini Regiment
C. Rani Tarabai Regiment
D. Jhansi Rani Regiment

Q15. (for Rs.1 Crore)
Who translated John Ruskin's 'Unto this last' into Gujarati under the title 'Sarvodaya'?
A. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
B. Jawahar Lal Nehru
C. Mahadev Desai
D. Mahatma Gandhi

Answers :
Q5. C. Termite
Q6. A. Arthritis
Q7. B. S P Balasubrahmanyam
Q8. C. Belagavi
Q9. A. Madri
Q10. C. Shishunala Sharif
Q11. D. Harappa
Q12. C. USSR
Q13. B. Shankaracharya
Q14. D. Jhansi Rani Regiment
Q15. D. Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, 11 March 2013

2013 Episode 1 Questions Kannadada Kotyadipathi

Fastest Finger First Question 1:
Starting from north to south arrange the following classical dances according to their states of origin :
A. Bharata Natyam
B. Odissi
C. Kuchipudi
D. Manipuri

Fastest Finger First Question 2:
Arrange the following words to form the first line of the song in the film Gandhada Gudi
A. Nudiye
B. Kannada
C. Naavaduva
D. Nudi

Hot Seat Questions :
  1. Which of the following words commonly used to say 'Good bye'? Bata, Kata, Mata, Tata
  2. Which of these games does not require the use of stones? Kuntebille, Lagori, Buguri, Anekallu
  3. Which of the following spices is not a seed? Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Cumin Seed, Poppy Seed
  4. The term Gastric is usually used in context of which of these organs? Kidney, Stomach, Appendix, Tongue
  5. Which of these would not be issued to a person by his own country? Ration Card, Driving License, Passport, Visa
  6. Identify the person whose voice is played  - Aindritha Ray, Nidhi Subbaiah, Neethu, Radhika Pandit
  7. Which of the following is generally used for moisture removal? Silica Gel, Mercury Gel, Calcium Gel, Magnesium Gel
  8. According to Mahabharatha, where did the Pandavas and Kauravas spent their childhood? Indraprastha, Hastinapura, Varanavata, Virata Nagara
  9. Which of these films released in 2012 is love story of Achchu and Rachchu? Dandupalya, Drama, Yaare Koogaadali, Adduri
  10. If one third of a school having 120 students are girls, what is the number of girls in the school? 60,40,30,80
  11. Which of the following musical instruments resembles earthen pot? Mridanga, Kanjira, Ghata, Morsing(Jaw Harp)
  12. Which of the following districts does not have a coastline? Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga
  13. Lionel Messi represents which of these countries in FIFA world cup? England, Argentina, France, Brazil
Answers :
Fastest Finger Questions : 1.DBCA , 2. CABD
Hot Seat Questions : 1. Tata, 2. Buguri, 3. Cinnamon, 4. Stomach, 5. Visa, 6. Neethu, 7. Silica Gel, 8. Hastinapura, 9. Adduri, 10. 40, 11. Ghata, 12. Shivamogga, 13. Argentina

Monday, 17 December 2012

Qualifiying Questions and Answers for Kannadada Kotyadhipati 2

From 15th December, 2012, qualifying questions for Kannadada Kotyadipathi 2 are being asked in Suvarna channel by Puneet Rajkumar. Here is the list of those questions along with their answers.

Question asked on 15th December 2012
1. In October 2012, in which of the following places President of India inaugurated the Suvarna Soudha?
A) Belagavi
B) Bijapur
C) Mysuru
D) Mangaluru

Question asked on 16th December 2012
2. In which of the following forts will you find 'Vanake Kindi'?
 A) Bidar fort
 B) Srirangapatna fort
 C) Chitradurga fort
 D) Bengaluru fort

Question asked on 17th December 2012
3. Among 4 who is son of Kayadu , according to Hindu mythology ?
A) Abhimanyu
B) Upamanyu
C) Uttarakumara
D) Prahlada

Question asked on 18th December 2012
4. From which constituency did B S Yeddyurappa contest the 2008 Karnataka Assembly elections?
A) Sakaleshpura
B) T.Narsipura
C) Shikaripura
D) Chikballapura.

Question asked on 19th December 2012. This is the fifth and final qualifying question for Kannadada Kotyadhipathi 2
5. Who among the following actors appears in the 'Bombe Adsonu' from the 2012 movie 'Drama' directed by Yogaraj Bhat?
A) Anant Nag
B) Ambareesh
C) Dattatreya
D) Jaggesh

Answers :
1. A) Belagavi
2. C) Chitradurga Fort
3. D) Prahlada
4. C) Shikaripura
5. B) Ambareesh

Monday, 11 June 2012

Selected Questions from Kannadada Kotyadhipati

  1. Who wrote the famous poem - 'Vedanti Helidanu, Honnella Mannu Mannu' ? K V Puttappa, Gopalakrishna Adiga, N S Lakshminarayana Bhat, G S Shivarudrappa
  2. The equator divides the earth into how many parts ? 2, 3, 4, 5
  3. What does 'F' in FDI stands for? Frequent, Foreign, Fund, Finance
  4. Where is Elu Suttina Kote located? Bijapur, Shreerangapatna, Melukote, Chitradurga
  5. In which of the following places, ICC Cricket World cup 2011 was inaugurated? New Delhi, Colombo, Dhaka, Mumbai
  6. What is the name of the role played by Master Manjunath in the series - Malgudi Days? Guru, Keerthi, Swamy, Mani
  7. Which book by Kuvempu won the 1st Jnanapeetha award for Kannada? Malegalalli Madumagalu, Bommanahalliya Kindarijogi, Shoodra Tapasvi, Sriramayana Darshanam
  8. Who once worked out the 23rd root of a 201 digit number 12 seconds faster than super computer UNIVAC? T Vijaya Raghavan, Shakuntala Devi, R S Agarwal, Srinivasa Ramanujan
  9. Arrange the following structures in increasing order of their heights - Karnataka High Court, Eifel Tower, Gola Gummata, Burj Khalifa
  10. In Mahabharata, whose weapon was a plough?

Answers : 1. G S Shivardrappa, 2. 2, 3.Foreign, 4. Chitradurga, 5. Dhaka, 6. Swamy, 7.Sriramayana
Darshanam, 8. Shakuntala Devi,  9. Karnataka High Court, Gola Gummata, Eifel Tower, Burj Khalifa, 10. Balarama

Friday, 30 March 2012

Episode 12 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Hot Seat Questions :
  1. Twig of which tree is used for brushing teeth? Bevu(Neem), Tengu(Coconut), Hunase(Tamarind), Aala(Banyan)
  2. What do you call a goldsmith in Kannada? Nekara, Kammara, Badagi, Akka saaliga
  3. Which place in Karnataka lends its name to a variety of saree and a variet of granite? Sandoor, Ilakal, Hubballi, Belagavi
  4. Who among the following are the founders of Vijayanagar Empire? Krishnadevaraya, Nrupatunga, Chandragupta Maurya, Hakka Bukka
  5. Kodava community are the native of which part of Karnataka? Shimoga, Hubballi, Kodagu, Mangaluru
  6. Who played the role of Tipu Sultan in the serial 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan'? Salman Khan, Sanjay Khan, Feroze Khan, Amir Khan
  7. In which city is the India Gate situated? Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
  8. Who directed Nagarahaavu, a film in whihc Dr.Vishnuvardhan was first cast as a hero? Gubbi Veeranna, Honnappa Bhagavatar, Puttanna Kanagal, Seetharam Shastry
  9. In the movie 'Excuse Me' whom does the hero ask to get down to road in a song(Rodigili _____)? Latika, Sarika, Bhumika, Radhika
  10. As used in car racing, what does F1 stand for? Features One, Faster One, Formula One, Frame One
  11. 'Madarangi' or  'Mehandi' is also known as? Gosumbe, Goranti, Goravanka, Golla
  12. By what name is the award bestowed by American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is popularly known? Grammy, Nobel, Oscar, Amy
  13. Falling of which fruit inspired Sir Issac Newton to formulate the theory of gravity? Apple, Guava, Banana, Ananas
  14. In Ramayana, who convinced Kaikeyi that Sri Rama should be exiled from the kingdom? Sumitra, Bharata, Dasharatha, Manthare
  15. In the movie Aishwarya, who played the role of hero opposite Deepika Padukone? Upendra, Ambarish, Sudeep, Darshan
  16. Which of the following is the smallest recognized breed of dogs?  Terrier, Pug, Chihuahua, Poodle 
  17. Which among the following was established in 1997 by V G Siddhartha and has over 1200 outlets? Star Bucks, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Pizza Hut
  18. Male is the capital city of which country? Malaysia, Malavi, Maldives, Madagascar
  19. According Mavalli Tiffin Room(MTR), which of the following food item was invented by them during the 2nd world war? Masale Dose, Bisi Bele Bath, Chakkuli, Rava Idli
Answers : 1.Bevu(Neem), 2.Akka saaliga, 3.Ilakal, 4. Hakka Bukka, 5.Kodagu, 6.Sanjay Khan, 7.Delhi, 8.Puttanna Kanagal, 9.Radhika, 10.Formula One, 11.Goranti, 12. Oscar, 13. Apple, 14. Manthare, 15.Upendra, 16.Chihuahua, 17.Cafe Coffee Day, 18.Maldives, 15. Rava Idli

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Practice 2: Answers

Answers for Practice-2 questions.

Fastest Finger First:
D. Mysore
B. Mangalore
A. Bangalore
C. Hassan

Hot Seat Questions:
  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Gujarat
  3. Dharwad Peda
  4. Barclays
  5. Kottayam
  6. Rashmi Bansal
  7. Akshay Anand
  8. Mark Cubbon
  9. Leelavathi
  10. Nasseruddin Shah
  11. Kaadu Kudre
  12. Indira Point
  13. Karnataka
  14. World War 1
  15. Mayo Hall

Episode 11 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Fastest Finger First Question :
  • Arrange the qualifications mentioned in the following film titles in the ascending order of attaining them? Uppi Dada MBBS, Ranga SSLC, Moorne class manja, PUC - (Ans) Moorne class, SSLC, PUC, MBBS
  • Starting from the bottom arrange the following ornaments in the order of wearing them? - bendole, sara, daabu, kalgejje - (Ans) kalgejje, daabu, sara, bendole
  • Antarctica
Hot Seat Questions :
  1. In which of the following cold regions are supply and research bases - Dakshina Gangotri and Maitri located ? Antarctica, Arctic, Greenland, Himalaya
  2. Which relative of Lord Krishna had four hands and three eyes by birth and was killed by Lord Krishna himself? Kamsa, Yuyutsu, Jaraasandha, Shishupaala
  3. Who is scheduled to succeed as the head of Tata group in 2012 succeeding Ratan Tata? Pallonji Mistry, Cyrus Mistry, Noel Tata, S Ramadorai
  4. Who was the captain of Indian cricket team which won the under-19 cricket world cup in 2008 in Malaysia? Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma, Sourabh Tiwari
  5. Who was the Diwan of Hyderabad when India became independent? Sir M Vishweshwarayya, Sir Mirza Ismail, Diwan Poornayya, Sheshadri Iyer
  6. In 2004-05, which Indian product got the geographical indication(GI) tag for the first time? Darjeeling Tea, Mysore Sandal, Banarasi Pan, Channapatna Toys
  7. What would you call pickle in Kannada ? Badnekai, Menasinakai, Soutekai, Uppinakai
  8. According to a Kannada proverb, what always accompanies smoke? Gaali(Air), Neeru(Water), Benki(Fire), Soude(Firewood)
  9. In which of these following Kannada films did Amitabh Bachchan made a guest appearance? Duniya, Amruthadhare, Janumada Jodi, Sipai
  10. At which of these places does the Dasara procession in Mysore on Vijaya Dashami end? - Jaganmohan Palace, Amba Vilasa, Banni Mantapa, Mysore Palace
  11. In which of these fortnightlies does the cartoon series Dinga published? - Balamangala, Chandamama, Champaka, Wisdom
Answers : 1. Antartica,  2. Shishupaala, 3. Cyrus Mistry, 4. Virat Kohli, 5. Sir Mirza Ismail, 6. Darjeeling Tea, 7. Uppinakai, 8. Benki(Fire), 9. Amruthadhare, 10. Banni Mantapa, 11. Balamangala

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Episode 10 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Fastest Finger First Questions :
  • Arrange these words in proper order as in a song - koli, belli, koogito, moodito - (Ans) belli moodito koli koogito
Om Beach, Gokarna
Hot Seat Questions :
  1. What does Sooti in Dharwad dialect meant? - Seere(Sari), Soorya(Sun), Porake(Broom), Raje (Holiday)
  2. In e-mail, e-governance and e-commerce, what does 'e' stands for ? - energy, electronic, efficient, economical
  3. Which of the following actors has the title Mukhyamantri? - Chandru, Yash, Sudeep, Yogesh
  4. Which of the following companies used to produce popular scooter named Chetak ? - Hero Honda, TVS, Bajaj, Kinetic
  5. Which of these beaches is located in Gokarna? - Shree, Bheem, Ram, Om
  6. Gangubai Hanagal was a proponent of which form of music? - Carnatic Music, Hindustani Music, Folk music, Rabheendra  Music
  7. In Ramayana, whose tail is set on fire in the court of Ravana? - Jambavantha, Hanumantha, Sugreeva, Angada
  8. Gol Gumbaz is mausoleum of which king? - Kuli Kutub Sha, Aurangazeb, Mohammad Adil Sha, Tippu Sultan
  9. Who is the chairman of Aadhar project launched by Govt of India? - Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Sudha Murthy, Azim Premji
  10. In Cricket, ODI between India and which of these countries ended in a tie? - South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia
  11. Who is the only prime minister of India to have served as the governor of Reserve Bank of India? - Guljari Lal Nanda, Morarji Desai, V P Singh, Manmohan Singh
  12. Which of the following is generally used to control the speed of ceiling fan? Lighter, Conductor, Regulator, Stronger
  13. Complete the proverb - Bekkige ______ ilige praana snakata ? Kallaata, Chellaata, Ota, Nota
  14. What does P in PAN card stands for? Permanent, Personal, Private, Public
  15. Which of the following numbers does not yield a whole number when divided by 3? 6,9,3,5
  16. From what name, Sri Nilakanteshwar Naatya Sangha by K V Subbanna popularly known as? Neenasam, Tirugaata, Rangaayana, Janaspandana
  17. Which of the following companies is founded in 1978 by Kiran Mazumdar Shah? - Ranbaxy, Accenture, Mindtree, Biocon
  18. Which of these is the autobiography of writer S L Bhyrappa? Aavarana, Matadaana, Bhitti, Vamshavriksha
Answers :  1. Raje(Holiday), 2. electronic, 3. Chandru, 4. Bajaj, 5. Om, 6. Hindustani Music, 7. Hanumantha, 8. Mohammed Adil Shah, 9. Nandan Nilekani, 10. Sri Lanka, 11. Manmohan Singh, 12. Regulator, 13. Chellaata, 14. Permanent, 15. 5, 16. Ninasam, 17. Biocon, 18. Bhitti

Monday, 26 March 2012

Episode 9 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Fastest Finger First Questions : 
Arrange the following planets in increasing order of their distance from the sun - (Ans) Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
Solar System

Hot Seat Questions :
  1. What is the organization co-founded by Ramesh Ramanathan to encourage citizen participation in governance? 
  2. Which vegetable is normally used to make 'Vaangi Bath'?
  3. Which of the following magazines is normally meant for children?
  4. Which one of these police officers is an inspiration to a series of films starring Shankar Nag?
  5. In which part of the body does one get root canal procedure done?
  6. Which one of these musical instruments does not have a string?
  7. Which is India's smallest state by area?
  8. Which of the following projects is undertaken by Govt of India deals with city modernization?
  9. A collection of letters written by whom is published as 'Letters from a father to his daughter'?
  10. According to the Mahabharatha, who is the only sister of Kauravas?
  11. Who did not serve as the governor of Karnataka or Mysore state since the formation of the state in 1956?
Answers : 1. Janaagraha, 2. Brinjal, 3. Chandamaama, 4. H T Sangliana, 5. Mouth (Tooth), 6. Jaltarang, 7. Goa, 8. JNNURM, 9. Jawahar Lal Nehru, 10. Dushala, 11. S M Krishna

Practice 2: Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Kannada KBC blog brings to second set of practice question for Kannadada Kotiyadipati game show.

Fastest Finger First: Arrange the following cities in Karnataka from as per its latitudes, starting from south to north.
A. Bangalore
B. Mangalore
C. Hassan
D. Mysore

Hot Seat Questions:

1. In 2011, who was the only retained player in Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise for 4th edition of Indian Premier League ?
A. Vinay Kumar
B. Virat Kohli
C. Manish Pandey
D. Anil Kumble

2. Which Indian state has longest coastline ?
A. Gujarat
B. Tamil Nadu
C. West Bengal

3. Which delicacy unique to the state of Karnataka traces its historical origin to a family which migrated from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh ?
A. Gobi Manchuri
B. Chow Chow Bath
C. Dharwad Peda
D. Capsicum Bajji

4. In 1972, which bank introduced world's first ATM ?
A. Citibank
B. Barclays

5. Which was first city/town in India to achieve 100% literacy rate ?
A. Trivandrum
B. Kozhikode
C. Kochi
D. Kottayam

6. Who's the author of the book "Connect the Dots", a book on non MBA Indian entrepreneurs ?
A. Rashmi Bansal
B. Chetan Bhagat
C. Narayan Murthy
D. Nandan Nilekani

7. Which bollywood actor played role of "Shashank" in Kannada movie "America America" ?
A. Rahul Roy
B. Akshay Kumar
C. Ronit Roy
D. Akshay Anand

8. In 1834, the Governor-General of India, William Bentinck, in pursuit of fiscal efficiency, appointed whom as Commissioner of Mysore state ?
A. Lewin Bentham Bowring
B. Mark Cubbon
C. David Lushington
D. Lord Canning

9. In 2000, who was first person to receive Dr. Rajkumar Award ?
A. Prathima Devi
B. MP Shankar
C. Leelavathi
D. Vijaya Bhaskar

10. Which bollywood actor played the lead role in Kannada film "Mane" by Girish Kasaravalli
A. Naseeruddin Shah
B. Om Puri
C. Nana Patekar
D. Amrish Puri

11. Which one of these plays is not written by Jnanapeetha awardee Girish Karnad ?
A. Tughlaq
B. Taledanda
C. Hittina Hunja
D. Kaadu Kudure

12. Which is southernmost place in India ?
A. Kanyakumari
B. Indira Point
C. Port Blair
D. Pondycherry

13. As per latest survey, which state has got maximum number of tigers ?
A. Karnataka
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Maharastra

14. The assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, (the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary), by a Yugoslav nationalist was the proximate trigger for which war ?
A. Hundred Years
B. War Batter of Waterloo
C. World War I
D. World War II

15. Which landmark in Bangalore was built in rememberance of Richard Bourke, who was the fourth Viceroy of India and was assassinated in 1872  ?
A. Mayo Hall
B. Glass House
C. Trinity Church
D. High Court(Attara Kacheri)

Find answers at Practice-2: Answers