R.D Burman

Charles Darwin was best known in the 19th century for:

a)creating the idea of evolution 

b)creating the idea of uniformitarianism

c)making the idea of evolution acceptable for scientists and the educated general public

d)all of the above


Darwin`s book, ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, was the most important and influential work on evolution during the 19th century.  It sparked heated debates all over the Western World.  Within 20 years, the idea of biological evolution was widely accepted.


Which of the following ideas was developed by Thomas Malthus?

a)Peppered moths living near English industrial cities provide a good example of evolution.

)The diversity of Galápagos finch species is the result of natural selection.

c)Living things often produce far more offspring than are needed to maintain their numbers.


Malthus observed that the natural tendency for populations to explode is usually kept in check by limited food supplies and subsequent starvation.  This idea helped lead Darwin to his understanding of natural selection as a mechanism of evolution.  

  • RD Burman was born in the year ....

    • A. 1930

    • B. 1939

    • C. 1999

    • D. 1901



Which English song proved to be an inspiration for Chura Liya Hai Tumne from Yaadon Ki Baaraat?

  • If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium
  • Say you love me
  • From me to you
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow



Through careful observation, Charles Darwin came to understand that:  

   a)populations of plants and animals in nature most often consist of individuals that are clones of each other

b)those individuals whose variation gives them an advantage in staying alive long enough to reproduce are more likely to pass their traits on to the next generation

c)populations of a species that become isolated from others by adapting to different environmental niches quickly become extinct

d)all of the above


If an individual has a trait that allows it to get more food or to avoid being killed by predators or illness, it will have a greater chance of reproducing.  As a result, more of the next generation will inherit the genes for the advantageous trait.


What is GMO food?

a.GMO foods are foods made from GM (genetically modified)/GE (genetically engineered) crops or crop products. GM crops have a new gene (DNA) added by genetic engineering that confers a useful trait (such as insect or disease resistance)

b.GMO foods are building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source. As a fuel, GMO food provide as much energy density as carbohydrates. 


  • From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for how many films?

    • A. 300

    • B. 350

    • C. 331

    • D. 320



What are the names of Cinderella’s stepsisters? 

Anastasia and Drizella.


Which of the following statements is true about Charles Darwin?     a)He believed that evolution was due to the inheritance of acquired characteristics.

b)He supported Lamarck's explanation of how evolution occurred.

c)He understood that the variation that exists in natural populations of plants or animals is the result of repeated mutations.

d)none of the above


Darwin rejected Lamarck`s idea that evolution results from the inheritance of acquired characteristics.  He didn`t understand how variation gets into a species.  Evidence for mutations being responsible for new variations came mostly in our centur


Which crops are genetically engineered (GM/GMO)?Any one

Soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, and papaya.


In which of these movies did R D Burman act?

  • Parinda
  • Teesri Manzil
  • Bhoot Bungla
  • Fantoosh


He played a supporting role in the films Bhoot Bangla (1965) and Pyar Ka Mausam (1969). He also acted in the film Gayak in which he played himself


Which Disney Princess sings “Once Upon a Dream”?

 Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).


The theory of evolution by natural selection was independently developed by:

a)Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin

b)Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace

c)Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck

d)Charles Lyell and James Hutton


While Charles Darwin developed the theory first during the 1830`s, he did not rush it into print.  When Wallace came up with the same idea on his own during the late 1850`s, Darwin quickly wrote and published the theory in his book ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES.


What animals most common in genetic engineering test?

Some of the most common genetic engineering test subjects are mice and zebrafish.


Whom did R D Burman train under?

  • Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
  • S D Burman
  • Naushad
  • Ashok Kumar



What does Hakuna Matata mean?

No worries.


The evolution of one species into two or more species as a result of different populations becoming reproductively isolated from each other is:

a)adaptive radiation




By adapting to different environmental niches, different populations of a species are subject to different natural selection forces.  Over many generations, this can result in the populations becoming distinct varieties, and eventually, distinct species.


Tell any one benefit for Genetic Engineering?

Some benefits of genetic engineering in agriculture are increased crop yields, reduced costs for food or drug production, reduced need for pesticides, enhanced nutrient composition and food quality, resistance to pests and disease, greater food security, and medical benefits to the world's growing population.


For which movie did Panchamda first compose a tune?

  • Chote Nawab
  • Fantoosh
  • Pyaasa
  • Bombay to Goa



Burman composed his first song, Aye meri topi palat ke aa, which his father used in the film Funtoosh (1956). The tune of the song Sar jo tera chakraaye was also composed by him as a child; his father included it in the soundtrack of Guru Dutt's Pyaasa (1957).


Who is Mufasa’s trusted advisor in The Lion King?


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