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  • 1. MELA* QUIZ PRELIMS WITH ANSWERS *No BREAKING BAD Questions!! By – Surbhi Verma & Utkarsh Rastogi Echoes 2014, IIM Kozhikode
  • 2. 1. Amul Ad for?
  • 3. Vicky Donor
  • 4. 2. Twisted relations O Like X, the protagonist is the daughter of a respected small-town attorney. The protagonist's friend was inspired by X's childhood friend and neighbor, Y . X , in turn, is the model for a character in Y's first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.
  • 5. X- Harper Lee Y- Truman Capote
  • 6. 3. ID?
  • 7. Rene Margritte
  • 8. 4. Captured! O As a special tribute to X, a documentary film seeks to spread awareness about the importance of cherishing the legacy of his birthplace. O X was born on in the lake town of Motihari in Bihar‟s East Champaran district. For many years this part of his life was not known to the local residents until renowned British journalist Ian Jack discovered the birthplace in 1983. O The short film titled „X..! ...but why?‟ is “the first ever documentary made on the writer‟s birthplace,” said director Bishwajeet Mookherjee, also a freelance journalist based in Delhi. O “The film – a social awareness project – seeks to address three main issues: the ignorance about the place, the ignorance about X himself and why we need to promote his birthplace,” Mr. Mookherjee told The Hindu.
  • 9. George Orwell
  • 10. 5. Snooty Englishmen O X was struck by the inconsistencies of English spelling and the obstacles it presented to learners (young and old alike) and resented that American classrooms were filled only with British textbooks. O X changed the –ce in words like defence, offence, and pretence to –se; abandoned the second, silent "l" in verbs such as travel and cancel when forming the past tense; dropped the "u" from words such as humour and colour; and dropped the "k" from words such as publick and musick. O The "publick" readily accepted many of these changes and just as readily rejected some of the others.
  • 11. Noah Webster
  • 12. 6. Once upon a time…. O It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. O It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. O Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.
  • 13. 1984 Pride and Prejudice Don Quixote
  • 14. 7.
  • 15. Kurt Cobain’s suicide letter
  • 16. 8. O What instrument is this and was originally played by what people? O Song Clip: Jaane kyun from Dil Chahta Hai
  • 17. Didgeridoo used by Aborigines
  • 18. 9. O Godwin‟s Law states that “as an online discussion goes longer, the probability of a comparison with ________ approaches one.” Fill in the blank.
  • 19. Hitler or Nazis
  • 20. 10. The letter reads in English, "Given that I am unhappy, I have a right to your help"
  • 21. The Death of Marat
  • 22. 11. Id?
  • 23. Grave of the Fireflies
  • 24. 12. O This phenomenon is used to describe the failure of a sitcom by an actor following massive success on an ensemble show. Shows specifically cited regarding this are Watching Ellie, Bob Patterson and Listen Up!
  • 25. Seinfeld Curse
  • 26. 13. O The writer of the movie had heard about X‟s skills as an actor, and physically he seemed to fit the role. „I can‟t promise you anything,‟ he told X, „but there is a role in a big film,I tell you, it is the finest role in this film.‟ X seemed to fit the part, but he was unknown. X had grown a beard and blackened his teeth. His diction was right, his language was perfect O X devoured Abhishapth Chambal, a book on the Chambal. He marked out the pages on the real-life persona he was deemed to play .He rehearsed his lines and fleshed out his character. He remembered a dhobi from his childhood days who used to call out to his wife: „Arre o Shanti” which has led to one of the most iconic lines in Bollywood.
  • 27. Amjad Khan
  • 28. 14.
  • 29. Alok Nath
  • 30. 15.
  • 31. Back to the Future
  • 32. 16. O Among the folklore that has developed around the film over the years has been the belief that the film was a curse to the companies whose logos were displayed prominently as product placements in some scenes. While they were market leaders at the time, Atari, Bell, Cuisinart and Pan Am experienced setbacks after the film's release. The Coca-Cola Company suffered losses during its failed introduction of New Coke in 1985, but soon afterwards regained its market share
  • 33. BladeRunner Curse
  • 34. 17. O The term “X architecture" originated as a pejorative description. Giorgio Vasari used the term "barbarous German style" once to describe what we now consider the X style, and in the introduction to the Lives he attributes various architectural features to "the X‟s" whom he holds responsible for destroying the ancient buildings after they conquered Rome, and erecting new ones in this style.[ O In English 17th-century usage, “X" was an equivalent of "vandal", a savage despoiler with a Germanic heritage, and so came to be applied to the architectural styles of northern Europe from before the revival of classical types of architecture.
  • 35. Gothic
  • 36. 18.
  • 37. Andy Warhol
  • 38. 19.
  • 39. Museum of Fake Art
  • 40. 20. Parody of ?
  • 41. Birth of Venus by Boticelli
  • 42. 21. O The person in the clip is a famous author and a public speaker, so he is doing what he does currently in the scene when he is introducing Leonardo diCaprio‟s character in the film. Who is he ? O Video Clip: Wolf of Wall Street
  • 43. Jordan Belfort
  • 44. 22. O X is an age-old narrative device used in Punjabi folk music and sung at Punjabi weddings in India, Pakistan, US, Canada, Australia and UK. The word literally means 'Female Firefly', in folk music it stands in for the poet-writer who uses X as an innocent observer to make incisive, often humorous, sometimes sad but always touching observations. In spiritual poetry X means the spirit of life, or essence of life. O Identify X
  • 45. Jugni
  • 46. 23. O What is the relevance of this song right now in India ? O Ww542g
  • 47. Mann Se Hai Mulayam Samajwadi Party website song
  • 48. 24. Which London phrase? O Paul McCartney has attributed the inspiration of the song to at least two different sources. In a 1984 interview with Playboy, he credited the title to Ringo Starr, who was noted for his malapropisms. Ringo, however credited the title to an actual chauffeur who once drove him to Lennon's house in Weybridge. O I usually drove myself there, but the chauffeur drove me out that day and I said, 'How've you been?' – 'Oh working a Hard Day‟s Night,' he said, 'working X'
  • 49. 8 Days A Week
  • 50. 25. The name of this band originates from the fact that one of the band members used to work at Starbucks and frequently used to say to the customers “and here is your X” Which band?
  • 51. Nickelback
  • 52. 26. What are these? O Blasted by an alien space ship, trampled O O O O O by a herd of cattle, then run over by Officer Barbrady's police cruiser Crushed by a large volcanic bomb ejected from the volcano Touched by Death Attacked by mutant turkeys Trampled by a crowd leaving a theater. And many more
  • 53. They killed Kenny!