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before 20th August 2017


A: Who sculpted the bronze statue  of Abbé Faria next to the former Government Secretariat in Panjim?

B: What was the name of the first collection of poems published by Bakibaab Borkar in 1930 when he was just 20 years of age?

C: Coconut is the election symbol of which Goan political party?

D: Which architecture firm designed the new 700,000-square-foot Dabolim airport terminal?

E: Which Indian artist born in St Estevam in 1902 had painted the Virgin Mary in a traditional Goan Sari?

F: The lighthouse at Fort Aguada was home to a gigantic bell that was retrieved from amongst the ruins of the St. Augustine monastery at Old Goa. However, the bell has now been moved and installed at a new location. Where?

G: On which day did a few photography enthusiasts, come together to form Goa’s first photography club called the “Goan Shutterbugs”?

H: The Ling in the second cave at Harvalem is dedicated to the sun. It bears an inscription which read “Sambalur Vasi Ravih” which has been palaeographically dated circa 600 A.D. This particular Ling and inscription is ascribed to which period?

I: The colonial Portuguese Baroque styled Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church was first built in 1541 as a chapel on a hill side overlooking the city of Panjim. To serve whose religious needs was the chapel built?

J: On the altar of which church did Saint Joseph Vaz sign the Letter of Bondage to Mary, the Mother of Jesus on August 5, 1677?

K: After which legendary Goan is the Kala Academy air-conditioned auditorium named?

L: What is the name of Anushka’s character in Bombay Velvet that is a tribute to Lorna Cordeiro?

M: In which restaurant will you find murals drawn by Mario Miranda, one wall is dedicated to the Life in Mumbai, the other wall is dedicated to Atmosphere in the Café?

N: A 1413 AD stone inscription in the compound of Nagueshi Temple in Ponda speaks of whose son being granted the village of Bandode (Bandivade) to carry out the rituals of Shri Naguesh and Shree Mahalakshmi temples.

O: The main source of Opa water works is river Khandepar that originates in Karnataka. Which other tributary that flows from Sanguem joins the river Khandepar?

P: Logo of which non-government organisation is based on the labyrinth stone carving found at Ponsalimol?

Q: How is the 18th-century palace built by the Quepem town’s founder, Portuguese nobleman Jose Paulo de Almeida in 1787, popularly know now?

R: Who is the chairman of Margao’s Ravindra Bhavan?

S: Where was the 2.5 metres tall figure of Mother Goddess (dated to 5th century BC), a 16 tonne image, which was to come under the submergence village of Kurdi in Sanguem was relocated to?

T: The 12th-century Mahadev Temple at Tambdi Surla is built in the Hemadpanthi style from what kind of stone?

U: Which architect designed the Goa University building?

V: The Vasco clock tower, a heritage landmark is an example of Art Deco style of architecture, when was it built?

W: Western Ghats is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which other site from Goa is in the list?

X: Who designed the mausoleum, on the top of which is placed the silver casket with the body of St. Francis Xavier?

Y: In which sport did Yolanda D’Souza represent India?

Z: It is believed that the deity Lord Damodar was taken from the city of Margao and sheltered in Zambaulim during the early conquests of Portuguese rule in 16th century. Before taking it to Zambaulim at whose house was it briefly kept in Comba Margao. Till this day, a coconut is first worshipped at their residence where thousands of devotees gather there before proceeding with religious fervor to Zambaulim.