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

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Episode 8 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Fastest Finger First Questions
  1. Sort these continents in decreasing order of area : A.Africa,  B.Asia, C.Europe, D.Australia [ Answer: B, A, C, D ]
  2. Arrange the following in a sequence as per a movie name: A.Nakkere, B.Sakkare, C.Halu, D.Neenu [ Answer: D, A, C, B ]

Hot Seat Questions:
  1. Which of these is not obtained from bark of trees ? A.Chakke, B.Ingu, C.Birade, D.Quinine 
  2. In November 2011, from which island India's long range missle Agni 4 was test fired ? A.Sriharikota, B.St Mary Island, C.Wheeler island, D.Byaran island 
  3. Complete the proverb "Bellagirodella ______" ? 
  4. The main bus stand in Bangalore is named after which famous personality ?
  5. What would you call a doctor who specialises in eye treatment ? 
  6. Praveen Golkundi is an expert in which musical instrument ? 
  7. As per "Diva Diva" song from the Kannada movie "Johny mera naam, preeti mera kaam", there's only one _____ in a city ? 
  8. In an ODI cricket match, how many runs are awarded to a batsman when he scores a sixer from a no ball ? 
  9. Which of these words is synonym for the word 'Adityawara' ? 
  10. Fill up the blank .."Government Work is _____Work"
  11. What role did Dr. Rajkumar play in the movie Bhakta Prahlada.  
  12. In which of these areas in Bangalore does the Kadlekai Parishe takes place ?
  13. In which of these hills is the famous tourist spot 'Tippu drop' is located ? 
  14. Which of these cricketers has played with Sachin Tendulkar in his schools days ?
  15. Anupama Niranjana has authored which of these book comprising 365 stories for children ?
  16. Which festival is celebrated on 13th/14th day in Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month ?
Answers: 1. Ingu, 2. Wheeler island, 3. Haalalla, 4.Kempegowda, 5.Ophthalmologist, 6.Flute, 7.Padamvathi, 8.Six, 9.Bhanuwara, 10. God's, 11. Hiranyakashipu, 12. Basavanagudi, 13. Nandi Hills, 14. Vinod Kambli, 15. Dinakondu Kathe, 16. Maha Shivaratri

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Episode 7 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Fastest Finger First Question : Starting from the smallest, arrange the following in increasing order of their size - (Answer) Dry Grapes, Lemon, Orange, Water Melon

Bangarada Manushya Poster
  1. Who was elected as the secretary of Karnataka State Cricket Association in November 2010? 
  2. After which queen has Indian Coastal Guard(ICG) named its first inshore patrol vessel (IPV)?
  3. Which of these literary works was the first Sanskrit work to be translated into English by Sir William Jones? 
  4. What time of the day is reffered to as 'Godhooli'?
  5. Which tree is also known as Kalpavruksha?
  6. What was the name of the character played by Balakrishna in the movie - Bangarada Manushya?
  7. According to Hindu Mythology, which of these vessels is considered to be a constant source of food?
  8. Which of these housing schemes announced by Karnataka Government is for the people affected by floods in North Karnataka in 2009?
  9. What are the dancers sculpted on the walls of Belur and Halebeedu temples called?
  10. In Chess, which of these pieces move in L-shape?
  11. Which planet in Solar system is also known as the Red Planet?
  12. Whose samadhi is located in Koodala Sangama in Bagalakote district?
  13. After being confronted by whom did Bheeshma laid down his weapons in battlefield?
Answers : 1.Javagal Srinath, 2.Rani Abbakka, 3.Manusmruti, 4.Mussanje, 5.Tengu(Coconut Tree), 6.Raachutappa, 7.Akshaya Paatre, 8.Aasare, 9.ShilaabaalikegaLu, 10. Kudure(Horse), 11.Mangala(Mars), 12.Basavanna, 13.Shikhandi

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Episode 6 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Questions from episode 6 of Kannadada Kotyadhipati telecasted on March 20, 2012.

Fastest Finger First Question : Starting from the highest arrange these time periods according to the number of years they contain. (Answer) - Sahasra Varsha, Shatamaana, Dashaka, Vaarshika
Fastest Finger First Question : Starting from January arrange these public holidays in the order they appear in calender. (Answer) - Republic Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Kannada Rajyotsava
Hot Seat Questions :
  1. According Ramayana, to fight which two demons sage Vishwamitra asks Dasharatha to send Lord Rama with him?
  2. Complete the Kannada proverb - maatu aaDidare hoytu, __________ oDedare hoytu.
  3. As of 2011, which of these denominations RBI does not print?
  4. Complete the Kannada proverb - ____________ naayi kachchuvudilla
  5. How many times a month would you receive a fortnightly magazine?
  6. Kanakana kindi is an unique feature found in which of these temples?
  7. Which form of art is performed as both tenkuthittu and badaguthittu?
  8. Cricketer Kapil Dev is known as ____________?
  9. Dada Saheb Phalke award is given to life time achievement in which of these fields?
  10. According to Mahabharatha, who narrates the actions in Kurukshetra to Dhrutharashtra?
  11. Which of the following districts of Karnataka shares its border with Tamil Nadu?
  12. How many seats are allocated in Loksabha for Karnataka state?
  13. The song - iLidu iLidu baa taaye iLidu baa... - written by Da Ra Bendre is in praise of which river?
Answers : 1.Subaahu and Mareecha,  2.muttu, 3.Rs.30/-, 4.bogaLuva, 5.Twice, 6.Udupi Sri Krishna temple, 7.Yakshagana, 8.Haryana Hurricane, 9.Cinema, 10.Sanjaya, 11.Chamaraja Nagar, 12.28, 13.River Ganga

Practice 1: Answers

Here're the answers for Practice-1 Questions:

Fast Fingers First:

  • Kuvempu, D. R. Bendre, Shivaram Karanth, Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

Answers to Hot Seat Questions:
  1. Chennakeshava
  2. Sharavathi 
  3. Juhi Chawla
  4. Golden Chariot
  5. Mano Murthy
  6. Mahatma Gandhi
  7. Pattadkal
  8. Pulakeshi II
  9. Texas Instruments
  10. Swami Vivekananda 
  11. Albania 
  12. Mahesh Bhupathi 
  13. Lage Raho Munnabhai 
  14. Qatar 
  15. Anand Mahindra 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Episode 5 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Questions and answers from episode 5 of Kannada Kotyadhipati telecasted on 19 March 2012.
  • Which of the following singers sang Anisutide Yaako Indu from film Mungaaru Male
  • What does M stands for in computer related term - HTML? 
  • Who started the tabloid Lankesh Patrike in 1980? 
  • Hemavathi, Shimsha, Arkaavathi, Lakshmana Teertha and Kabini are the tributaries of which river? 
  • Who was the first Indian to win a gold medal at Olympics? 
Answers : Sonu Nigam, Markup, P Lankesh, River Kaveri, Abhinav Bindra

Sonu Nigam
Fastest Finger First Question :  Arrange the following films starring Dr.Vishnuvardhan in chronological order of their release dates - (Ans) Nagarahaavu, Kalla Kulla, Yajamaana, Aaptamitra
  • As used in North Karnataka what does the term Pagara mean? 
  • What do you call the dish in which Khara baath and Kesari baath are served together? 
  • Which of these fibres is spun by the lava ? 
  • Which of these Shivaraj Kumar films is remake of his father's films? 
  • According to Mahabharatha, which demon killed by Bheema ordered he be served with enormous amount of food every week? 
  • Who wrote 945 poems based on Mankutimma in Kannada? 
  • What does saffron in the Indian flag represent? 
  • What did Bachendri Pal achieve? 
  • Which state has the largest forest cover in India? 
  • Which former Indian player who won All Asian Tennis Championship went on to win Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994? 
Answers : sambaLa (Salary), chow chow baath, reshme (silk), Shiva Mechchida Kannappa, Bakaasura, D V Gundappa (DVG), dhyrya (Courage), She was the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Kiran Bedi.

Episode 4 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

Questions from the 4th episode of Kannada Kotyadhipati telecasted in Suvarna channel on 15th March 2012.
Fastest Finger First Question: Starting from the lowest arrange the following notes in increasing order - (Answer) ri ga ma pa
  • Which of these you would order by asking 'by-two'? Coffee
  • Which card is normally used to withdraw money from an ATM? Debit Card
  • Peocock is vehicle of which god? Subramanya
  • By what name Sodium Chloride is normally known as? Common Salt
  • Which freedom fighter's struggle is celebrated as Kitturu Utsava? Rani Chennamma
  • Which temple takes care of the midday meal program - Akshaya Patra? ISKCON
  • According to Mahabharata, which profession did Bheema take up during the Ajnaata Vasa? Cook (aduge bhatta)
  • Which university in Karnataka was named Manasa Gangotri by Kuvempu? Mysore University
  • What do the five rings in the Olympics logo represent? Five Continents
  • Which of these events takes place in Talakadu once in every 12 years? Panchalinga Darshana
  • Episode 3 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

    Following are the questions from episode 3 of Kannadada Kotyadhipati telecasted on 14th March 2012 along with their answers.
    Field Hockey

  • Which festival is also known as 'eLLu beeruva habba' in Karnataka? Sankranti
  • Which Kannada actor is known as TIGER among his fans? Prabhakar
  • Which of these creatures have 8 legs? Scorpion
  • Which day is observed as International Day of Non-Violence? October 2
  • When was the last time India won Hockey World cup? 1975
  • Practice 1: Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

    Kannada KBC brings you very first set of practice questions for Kannadada Kotyadhipati. It will be an ideal reference for the people who are preparing for the quiz show.

    Fastest Fingers First: Arrange these Kannada writers in chronological order of getting the Jnaanapeetha award.

    A)    Kuvempu
    B)    Shivaram Karanth
    C)    D. R. Bendre
    D)    Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

    Hot Seat Questions:

    1.       What’s name of deity at Belur Temple ?
    a.      Manjunatha
    b.      Bahubali
    c.      Chennakeshava
    d.      Virupaksha

    2.       Which river originates from Ambuteertha in Teerthahalli Taluk ?
    a.      Nethravathi
    b.      Cauvery
    c.      Tunga
    d.      Sharavathi

    3.       Which Bollywood actress made her cinematic debut in Kannada movie Prema Loka ?
    a.      Sridevi
    b.      Madhuri Dixit
    c.      Juhi Chawla
    d.      Kajol

    4.       What’s the name of luxury tourist train operated by Karnataka Tourism
    a.      Palace on Wheels
    b.      Orient Express
    c.      Golden Chariot
    d.      Deccan Odyssey

    5.       Who composed the music for film “America America”
    a.      Guru Kiran
    b.      Raghu Dixit
    c.      Mano Murthy
    d.      Ravichandran

    6.       Who among these personalities have not won “Bharath Ratna” ?
    a.      Mahatma Gandhi
    b.      S. Radhakrishna
    c.      Mother Teresa
    d.      Rajiv Gandhi

    7.      Which of these locations in Karnataka is included in UNESCO world heritage sites
    a.      Belur
    b.      Pattadkal
    c.      Gol Gumbaz
    d.      Badami

    8.     Who defeated Harshavardhana of Kanauj in a decisive battle fought on the banks of the river Narmada ?
    a.      Veera ballala I
    b.      Pulakeshi I
    c.      Pulakeshi II
    d.      Krishnadevaraya

    9.       Which was the first multinational corporation (MNC) to set-up its base in Bangalore ?
    a.      IBM
    b.      Cisco Systems
    c.      Texas Instruments
    d.      General Electric

    10.   Impressed by whose views on science and leadership abilities of India, Jamshedji Tata set-up IISc in Bangalore ?
    a.      Mahatma Gandhi
    b.      Jawaharlal Nehru
    c.      Swami Vivekananda
    d.      Rabindranath Tagore

     11.  What's the original nationality of Mother Teresa ?
    a.      Germany
    b.      Albania
    c.      France
    d.      Luxembourg

     12.  Who was the first Indian to win professional tennis grand slam title ?
    a.      Mahesh Bhupathi
    b.      Sania Mirza
    c.      Leander Paes
    d.      Sania Mirza

    13.  Which was the first Indian film to be screened at United Nations ?
    a.      Slumdog Millionaire
    b.      Lagaan
    c.      Lage Raho Munnabhai
    d.      Chak De India

    14.  Which country is ranked #1 in per capita income as per the Human Development Report of 2011 published by the United Nations ?
    a.      Saudi Arabia
    b.      USA
    c.      Germany
    d.      Qatar

    15.  Name the managing director of a large business group who studied to be a filmmaker before he graduated from Harvard Business School. He has produced a short film on the Kumbh Mela and his business group is currently planning a foray into the media and entertainment sector.
    a.      Vijay Mallya
    b.      Anand Mahindra
    c.      Mukesh Ambani
    d.      Ratan Tata

    Find answers at Practice-1: Answers

    Episode 2 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

    Following are the questions from episode 2 of Kannadada Kotyadhipati telecasted on 13th March 2012 along with answers. Fastest Finger First Question : Arrange these chief ministers of Karnataka in the chronological order of assuming office - (Answer) S Nijalingappa, Devaraj Urs, Veerappa Moily, Sadananda Gowda
  • Which of the following terms is also known as 'Shenga' in Kannada? Nelagadale (Groundnut) 
  • Complete the Kannada proverb - tumbida _____ tuLukuvudillakoda
  • On which animal does Dr. Rajkumar sit and sing the song Yaare koogaadali Emme (Buffalo)
  • Who writes the column Khaas Baat in the tabloid Hai Bengaloor? Ravi Belagere
  • What is the name of the first month in Islamic calender? Moharam
  • Identify the politician's voice ? S Bangarappa

  • Fastest Finger First Question : Starting from the lightest arrange the following animals according to increasing order of their weights - (Answer) Squirrel, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Blue Whale
  • Which of the following is Chikori normally mixed with? Coffee
  • Which word completes the proverb ______ tooguva kai jagattannE toogaballadutottilannu
  • In which of these games, does a net separate the playing area into 2 equal halves? Badminton
  • Which TV program was hosted by multilingual actress Lakshmi? Kathe Alla Jeevana
  • Ilakal and Molakaalmooru are varieties of which of the following? Saree
  • Which of the following animals lends its name to a national park located in Western ghats in Karnataka? Kudure or Horse (Kuduremukha national park)
  • By what name is K V Puttappa popularly known as? Kuvempu
  • What is the name of the electric car first manufactured in India for commercial purposes? REVA
  • What is the common name of the tree whose Latin name is Santalum Album? Sandalwood
  • In which of these categories did Bhanu Athaiya win an Oscar (which made her the first Indian to win an Oscar)?  Best Costume Design (for film - Gandhi (1982))

  • Fastest Finger First Question : Arrange the following Kannada terms in increasing order of time/duration? vaara (week), paakshika(fortnight), tingalu(month), varsha(year)

    Episode 1 : Kannadada Kotyadhipati Questions

    KBC is now in Kannada with the show being named as Kannadada Kotyadhipati and hosted by popular Kannada movie star Puneeth Rajkumar. 1st episode of Kannadada Kotyadhipati was aired on Suvarna channel on 12th March 2012. 1st contestant was Rakesh Lakshman Upaar from Belagaavi. Here are the questions from the episode along with the answers.
    Puneeth Rajkumar in Kannadada Kotyadipathi

  • Which word completes the proverb - Manasiddalli __________ ? Marga  
  • Which of these is a game played with a ball and 7 stones ? Lagori
  • Which movie is this song from - Kathlalli Karadige Jaamoonu Tinsoke? Paramatma 
  • What is the boiling point of water at the sea level ? 100 degree celsius
  • How many lions are present in pillar of Ashoka from which the emblem of India has been taken? 4
  • Which of these is the global symbol for diabetes events? Blue circle
  • Malaprabha, Ghataprabha and Tungabhadra are tributaries of which river? Krishna
  • In test cricket, who is the 1st Indian to take 600 wickets? Anil Kumble
  • In Ramayana, who was crowned as the king of Lanka after Ravana was killed by Lord Rama? Vibheeshana
  • From which constituency did Sushma Swaraj and Sonia Gandhi contested in the general elections of 1999? Bellary 
  • Which is the largest state in India in terms of area? Rajasthan
  • During the period of emergency which writer returned his Padma Bhushana award to the Indian Government? Dr. K Shivarama Karanth