General Quiz : Dt 18.5.2001 Q-File 8 Qns by : G.Sreekanth 1. In the late 15th century it was called Torg . In the 16th century it was called Trinity Square . How do we know it today ? ans) Red Square in Moscow . 2. Invented by Fred Waller in 1939 for the New York World's Fair using 11 cameras and projectors running at the same time. In 1952 the process was cut down to three, called ________ , and started the widescreen revolution. A camera was developed that had three lenses. The sound was recorded on separate magnetic stock. Filming used standard 35mm film, but the height was increased from four perforations to six, and the speed increased from 24 to 26 frames per second. To present the film, three projectors showing their corresponding parts of the shot had to run simultaneously along with the seven-track magnetic film, thus requiring the four strips to be electrically synchronized for each showing. This also became the standard for stereophonic sound for the film industry. Although the slightly visible seems between the three images were never entirely solved; it was a huge success. In 1963, the three projector setup was replaced with a one projector setup using 70mm film. In 1961 the film speed was reduced back to the standard of 24 frames per second. Fill up the blank . ans) Cinerama . Later Cinemascope was developed in 1953 to compete with Cinerama . 3. In 1908 , about what novel did the Times Literary Supplement opine : ' As a contribution to natural history the work is negligible ' ? ans) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame . 4. Konstantin von Neurath, Erich Raeder, Karl Donitz, Walther Funk, Baldur von Schirach, Albert Speer, and which other person completed this list in a very specific chronological context ? ans) Rudolf Hess . Nazi leaders released from Spandau Prison in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1966 respectively. Hess was for several years the sole prisoner and died there in 1987 . 5. A court ballet called 'Ballet de la Nuit', at the Louvre on 23 February 1653 earned which person a famous nick-name ? ans) Louis XIV - 'Sun King '. He played the role of a 'Sun King' at the age of 14 . 6. Who was the Scottish sheep farmer who was buried in the village of Balquhidder, having died in 1734, after becoming a sort of real life "Robin Hood" at the expense of rich local dukes ? ans) Rob Roy aka Robert MacGregor . 7. Name the great tennis player whose name (first name and surname) translates as "Bear Castle" in his native language . ans) Bjorn Borg. 8. As in the title of a famous novel, how was the mysterious "M de Marchiel" who died in the Bastille in 1703, more popularly known ? ans) The Man in the Iron Mask . 9.In Indian political history ,why would people remember a person named Maragatham Chandrasekhar? ans) He was the candidate for whom Rajiv Gandhi was campaigning when he was assassinated . 10. " Take two turkeys , one goose , four cabbages , but no ______ , and mix them together . After one taste , you'll ____ ____ for the rest of your life ...... " [ some words have been omitted for obvious reasons ] . Whose words and what is being described here ? ans) Groucho Marx explaining what exactly is a Duck Soup . The words omitted are duck and duck soup .
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