Lit! Quiz @ Mount Carmel College


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Quiz on Literature researched and presented by 4 Edge Quizzing Solutions at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore as a part of their English Day on Feb 23, 2012.

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Lit! Quiz @ Mount Carmel College

  1. 1. The Lit Quiz! Presented By:
  2. 2. General Rules <ul><li>5 Rounds. </li></ul><ul><li>No answering out of turn. </li></ul><ul><li>Please keep cellphones away. </li></ul><ul><li>Quizmasters decision is final. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Act I <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>12 questions.6 clockwise and 6 anticlockwise. </li></ul><ul><li>10 points for direct and pass. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In Hebrew:  הַר הַכַּרְמֶל‎‎ ,  Har HaKarmel    Har ha Karmell  ( lit.  God's vineyard);  </li></ul><ul><li>Greek:  Κάρμηλος,  Kármēlos ; Arabic: الكرمل‎ ,  Kurmul  or جبل مار إلياس  Jabal Mar Elyas  'Mount Saint Elias. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know this in English? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mount Carmel!
  6. 6. <ul><li>2.The term appeared in print as early as 1988 as college slang for a course titled &quot;female literary tradition.”In 1995, Cris Mazza and Jeffrey DeShell used the term as an ironic title for their edited anthology . </li></ul><ul><li>The genre was defined as a type of post-feminist or second-wave feminism that went beyond female-as-victim to include fiction that covered the breadth of female experiences, including love, courtship and gender. </li></ul><ul><li>Which term ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chick-Lit
  8. 8. <ul><li>3.Which author made a cameo appearance in the movie “ 7 khoon Maaf “ directed by Vishal Bharadwaj? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ruskin Bond
  10. 10. <ul><li>4.X refers to himself as both a &quot;gentleman's personal gentleman&quot; and a &quot;personal gentleman's gentleman.” This means that X is a valet, not a butler. </li></ul><ul><li>Y took a modest attitude to his own works. He once wrote: &quot;I go in for what is known in the trade as 'light writing' and those who do that – humorists they are sometimes called – are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Y is the creator of X. Identify both. </li></ul>
  11. 11. X-Jeeves Y- P.G Wodehouse
  12. 12. 5.What Phrase fills the blanks? <ul><li>“___ ___ ______ _ _____, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— As You Like It , Act II, Scene 7, 139–42 </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>6. In January 2007, Mira Nair was chosen as the director of this film. Amitabh Bachchan joined the cast to star opposite Johnny Depp for this movie. By November 2007, the anticipated February production start was canceled by Warner Bros, who cited the Writers Guild of America strike's interference with the script's readiness. </li></ul><ul><li>The Independent reported the project had been cancelled, however the author's website says he expects to complete the screenplay by the end of February 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Which movie inspired from a famous book are we talking about? </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>7.“When I wrote the first one in 1953, I wanted X to be an extremely dull, uninteresting man to whom things happened; I wanted him to be a blunt instrument...when I was casting around for a name for my protagonist I thought by God, [X] is the dullest name I ever heard.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Y, The New Yorker , 21 April 1962. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X and Y. </li></ul>
  15. 17. X-James Bond Y-Ian Fleming
  16. 18. 8.What series of books? <ul><li>_________________ , is a world leader in life improvement. We have been helping real people share real stories for 15 years, bringing hope, courage, inspiration and love to millions of people around the world. </li></ul><ul><li> The 101 stories in the first book of the series were compiled by motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>9.A _______ is a paradoxical situation in which an individual cannot avoid a problem because of contradictory constraints or rules. </li></ul><ul><li>The term  ______  was coined by Joseph Heller in his novel . This is based on the explanation of the character Doc Daneeka as to why any pilot requesting a psych evaluation hoping to be found not sane enough to fly, and thereby escape dangerous missions, would thereby demonstrate his sanity. </li></ul><ul><li>Which term? </li></ul>
  18. 22. 10.What's the last line? <ul><li>Tingle, Tingle, Tangle Toes  She's a good fisherman  Catches hens, puts'em inna pens  Wier blier, limber lock  Three geese inna flock  One flew east, One flew west,  ____________________________ </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>11. Which famous author wrote the following on his hand during an Anna Hazare protest protest? </li></ul>
  20. 25. Chetan Bhagat
  21. 26. <ul><li>12.He was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar , for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion. He wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honours, but accepted it at his wife's behest. He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books into English </li></ul><ul><li>Who is he? </li></ul>
  22. 28. Act II <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Google Doodles. </li></ul>
  23. 29. 1.
  24. 30. Charles Dickens
  25. 31. 2.
  26. 32. Anant Pai
  27. 33. 3.
  28. 34. R.L Stevenson
  29. 35. 4.
  30. 36. Jane Austen
  31. 37. 5.
  32. 38. Rabindranath tagore
  33. 39. 6.
  34. 40. Mark Twain
  35. 41. Act III <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the books. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a common theme connecting all the answers. Points will be given in each slide. </li></ul><ul><li>The connecting theme should be written down an shown to the QM </li></ul><ul><li>No passing. </li></ul>
  36. 42. Demo
  37. 43. 1.
  38. 44. 2.
  39. 45. 3.
  40. 46. 4.
  41. 47. 5.
  42. 48. 6.
  43. 49. <ul><li>All these books have been made into TV shows. </li></ul>
  44. 50. Act IV <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Topics will be given. Teams shall select one topic. </li></ul><ul><li>10 points. </li></ul><ul><li>No Passing. </li></ul>
  45. 51. Topicator <ul><li>Criminal </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Famous quote </li></ul><ul><li>Poem </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Random </li></ul><ul><li>Classics </li></ul>
  46. 52. <ul><li>  He is a best-selling English author and former politician whose political career ended with his conviction and subsequent imprisonment for perjury and perverting the course of justice. </li></ul><ul><li>His name is similar to the Olympic sport where bows and arrows are used:P </li></ul><ul><li>Identify him. </li></ul>
  47. 53. Jeffrey Archer
  48. 56. Identify this book’s title which was also a famous phrase used by Jobs.
  49. 58. <ul><li>Identify the poem </li></ul><ul><li>From the clues. </li></ul>
  50. 60. <ul><li>Global editions of ________ reach an additional 40 million people in more than 70 countries, with 50 editions in 21 languages. It is the largest paid circulation magazine in the world. It is also published in Braille, digital, audio, and a version in large type. The magazine is compact, with its pages roughly half the size of most magazines . </li></ul><ul><li>Which famous magazine? </li></ul>
  51. 62. What does X here refer to? <ul><li>X  is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. </li></ul><ul><li>Some X produce results which are humorous when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value. </li></ul>
  52. 63. Tongue Twister
  53. 64. <ul><li>South Africa's apartheid regime banned a number of classic books; in 1955, for instance, the New York Times reported that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was banned there as &quot;indecent, objectionable, or obscene&quot;. At one time, the regime also reportedly banned  ___   ___ , cause the title hurt the sentiments of people there. Fill in the Blank. </li></ul>
  54. 66. Act V <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>6 Questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall connect is required. </li></ul><ul><li>15 points per answer. </li></ul>
  55. 76. <ul><li>Indians who have won the Booker Prize. </li></ul>
  56. 78. A Christmas Carol!
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  58. 80. The End