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Week 375 Special Quiz

(NOTE: This quiz is now over. See below for quiz answers and winners)
Welcome to Special Quiz - ‘2:1’, celebrating the completion of 375 weeks of Raga Surabhi! We have managed to come up with an interesting format, please read on to know more!

Week 375 Special Quiz - 2:1 Winners

A note to participants from Raga Surabhi:

Thanks and congratulations to all participants of this special quiz. Well done and three cheers to all perfect scorers!!
Please scroll down to see the answers and results -

» Perfect Scorers - All correct - Vijay Kannan, Vasuki, Vyass R, Raveendranathan R M, Ganesh A R, Sarath R, Prabha R, Santha G, Saranya G, Jayaram, Vatsala S
» Just missed - Naga Rajan
» Missed a few - Lalitha S, Srinivasan P. A, Saraswathy U, Viji G, Anuradha S, Meera N, Deepa R, Sattanathan S, Saraswathy. U
Scroll down below to end of this page for quiz answers (Click here for Special Quiz 375 answers)


Wondering what could 2:1 mean?? :) Well, this time we decided to give the answers and make rasikas choose a befitting question to suit the answer :) The only little catch is that you have to pick two clues to suit the same answer and hence the name ‘2:1’

Rules of the game

You are supplied with three data sets.

Set - 1 contains 10 names of several popular Carnatic personalities. This is to be treated as the answer for which you must pick the question from Set - 2 and Set - 3.

Set - 2 contains 10 audio clips, could be pallavi lines of kritis, ragas or any line taken from a kriti.

Set - 3 contains short clues about the Carnatic personalities provided in Set-1.

For every answer in Set - 1, there is a matching audio clue in Set - 2 and a matching theory clue in Set - 3. You need to identify the correct audio and theory clue for every answer in Set - 1.

There are 10 questions to be answered. Every correct clue gets 10 marks, thus making a maximum of 200 marks possible. Some of the clues are simple, some are little tricky and for some you need to think little away from the obvious. Don’t want to give away too many clues, so best to leave it here and let you feel the thrill of solving the quiz!

How to go about solving the quiz?

Lets get you started with the first answer :)

Scroll down to see the first Carnatic personality in Set - 1

The personality given is - M. S. Subbulakshmi.

The matching audio clue for this would be No. 11 (a line taken from Bhaja Govindam, a composition which was popularised by M.S) and matching theory clue would be ‘Clue K’ (M.S presented ‘Maitreem Bhajatha’ in her UN concert) So the answer for M.S would be 11-K (looks like some bus route number :)) Guess you have got the drift! Get started and have fun!!

Please send in your answers in the following format -

Carnatic personality - Matching Number - Matching Alphabet

It would be nice if rasikas can mention the reason for matching a particular clue with a particular personality, but is not compulsory.

Email answers to quiz@ragasurabhi.com

Deadline - Friday, 11 Nov, 2016

All the best and happy quizzing!

Week 375 Special Quiz - 2:1 Questions

Set 1:

  1. M.S. Subbulakshmi
  2. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar
  3. Swati Thirunal
  4. G. N. Balasubramaniam
  5. Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar
  6. Gopalakrishna Bharathi
  7. D. K. Pattammal
  8. Chembai Vaidyanathan Bhagavatar
  9. Mysore Vasudevachar
  10. Koteeswara Iyer
  11. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer

Set 2:

Set 3:


Week 375 Special Quiz Answers

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