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  1. 1. The Idiot Box QuizCompiled By : Chintan ShahFor : Hinjewadi Quiz Club Compiled By: Chintan Shah
  2. 2. The Idiot Box QuizPrelims• 25 Questions Compiled By: Chintan Shah
  3. 3. The Idiot Box Quiz Spanning agesWho is the only person to play the samecharacter in the TV serials ―Ramayan‖ and―Mahabharat‖? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 1
  4. 4. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Dara Singh as Bajarang Bali God Hanuman• Appeared in only 1 episode of Mahabharat in a special appearance Compiled By: Chintan Shah 1
  5. 5. The Idiot Box Quiz Political Impact• The term ―X‖ (a theory in political science and media studies) is used to describe the perceived impact of real time, 24-hour news coverage on the conduct and decision-making processes of the American government’s foreign policies.• Coined by the officials at the Pentagon during the early 1990s Compiled By: Chintan Shah 2
  6. 6. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• The CNN effect• Outcome of their coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests, the fall of Communism in eastern Europe, the first Gulf War, the infamous Battle of Mogadishu etc. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 2
  7. 7. The Idiot Box Quiz The Indian ConnectionConnect Compiled By: Chintan Shah 3
  8. 8. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• The Jungle Book• Nippon Animation – Creators of the TV serial• Nana Patekar – Voice of Share Khan• Vishal Bhardwaj – Music of title song•• Gulzar jee – Lyrics of title song Rudyard Kipling – Author of the book Compiled By: Chintan Shah 3
  9. 9. The Idiot Box Quiz Yes, indeed…Before the title was settled, other titlesconsidered for the show were ―_____ LikeUs―, "Insomnia Cafe―, "Six of One" and "Acrossthe Hall." Compiled By: Chintan Shah 4
  10. 10. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Friends Compiled By: Chintan Shah 4
  11. 11. The Idiot Box Quiz Heaven to HellConnect them (exhaustive list)1. Divya Shukla from Bangalore2. Tony Kordelia from Pune3. Mini Goel from Chandigarh4. __________ Singha from Delhi5. Ranjit Bajaj from Chandigarh6. Natasha Gulati from Delhi7. Ignoor Bains from Rajpura, Punjab. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 5
  12. 12. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Roadies 1 contestants• Missing person – Rannvijay Singh• Who was the host in 1st season?• Cyrus Sahukar Compiled By: Chintan Shah 5
  13. 13. The Idiot Box Quiz Apollo 11Launched on August 1, 1981, at 12:01a.m., with the words "Ladies andgentlemen, rock and roll," announced by JohnLack. What? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 6
  14. 14. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• MTV• They played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of Apollo 11.• This was immediately followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching classical tune composed by Jonathan Elias and John Petersen, playing over photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the flag featuring MTVs logo changing various colours, textures and designs.• The first video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 6
  15. 15. The Idiot Box Quiz PioneersConnect• "Profit From It" (2000—2004)• "The World Leader in Business News" (2004— 2008)• "First in Business Worldwide" (2008—present) Compiled By: Chintan Shah 7
  16. 16. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• CNBC-TV 18• First Indian 24 hr business news channel Compiled By: Chintan Shah 7
  17. 17. The Idiot Box Quiz Decision MakersX is a system invented by CBS director, TonyVerna.X was used for the first time on 7th December1963, for the networks coverage of the Army–Navy Game.Sir Don Bradman did 2 articles forWisden, one was ―Modern ways of cricket‖.The other was on X.What is X? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 8
  18. 18. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Instant Replay or Action Replay• After a few technical hitches, the only replay broadcast was Rollie Stichwehs winning touchdown.• It was replayed at the original speed.• When broadcast, the commentator Lindsey Nelson exclaimed "Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!―• Most of the modern day decision making systems in sports use it. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 8
  19. 19. The Idiot Box Quiz Getting NostalgicFamous DD show based on stories from thebooks:A Horse and TwoGoats, ______________, _____ and Friendsand The Vendor Of Sweets. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 9
  20. 20. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Malgudi Days• Swami and Friends, I believe, is one of the most popular. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 9
  21. 21. The Idiot Box Quiz Annoying• Charles Douglass was a sound engineer. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Douglass with a 1992 Emmy for lifetime technical achievement for creating the X.• Initial versions of X stood a little over 2 ft tall and could be played like an organ to replicate different kinds of ________. The operator could also select particular genders and ages.• It is believed that Douglass recorded audiences 10 from I Love Lucy, The Red Skeleton Show or Marcel Marceaus mime act to use in his X. What is X? Compiled By: Chintan Shah
  22. 22. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Laugh box• Used to provide the annoying background laughter on sitcom tracks.• Other accepted answers - laugh track, canned laughter, laughter track, fake laughter, sweetening Compiled By: Chintan Shah 10
  23. 23. The Idiot Box Quiz Change for betterVodafone received India’s first GlitterboxAward from PETA (People for the EthicalTreatment of Animals) in 2009. Explain why? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 11
  24. 24. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• For replacing the Pug with more humane alternatives in their ads – first an animated talking Parrot, followed by Zoo Zoos• This award is given to businesses that take advantage of human alternatives to the use of real animals in their advertisements. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 11
  25. 25. The Idiot Box Quiz Most PopularConnect1. From Pole to Pole2. Mountains3. Fresh Water4. Caves5. Deserts6. Ice Worlds7. Great Plains8. Jungles9. Shallow Seas10. Seasonal Forests11. Ocean Deep Compiled By: Chintan Shah 12
  26. 26. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Planet Earth - The most popular TV series ever with a rating of 9.7/10 on IMDB Compiled By: Chintan Shah 12
  27. 27. The Idiot Box Quiz Age defyingThis serial was aired in Sri Lanka on Sirasa TVevery weekday at 8.00pm. In this telecast, it isdubbed into Sinhala and the name of the dramais changed to `Maha Gedara` (meaning `bighome` in Sinhalese). The serial is also aired inAfghanistan on Tolo TV every weekday indubbed Dari version. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 13
  28. 28. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi –• In Pakistan it is aired on Star Plus (from India) on 10:00 pm. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 13
  29. 29. The Idiot Box Quiz WaterfallKaren Lunel (Hishey), an airhostess with IndianAirlines, did something in the year Sholayreleased. Her popularity was so much that anencore was done after 10 years. What was herclaim to fame? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 14
  30. 30. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• The original Liril girl Compiled By: Chintan Shah 14
  31. 31. The Idiot Box Quiz What a run?X entered the Limca Book of Records andGuinness Book of World Records in 2004 forcanning an entire episode of Y named "TheInheritance― in one single shot of 111 minutes(one hour fifty one minutes) without a singlecut. Identify X and Y. (part marks) Compiled By: Chintan Shah 15
  32. 32. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• B. P. Singh – Director of C.I.D. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 15
  33. 33. The Idiot Box Quiz Proud underachieversOn April 9, 2009, the United States PostalService unveiled a series of five 44 cent stampsfeaturing 5 characters of a hugely popular TVshow, to commemorate it’s twentiethanniversary. Which show? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 16
  34. 34. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Simpsons• Bart’s famous quote – ―Underachiever and proud of it‖ Compiled By: Chintan Shah 16
  35. 35. The Idiot Box Quiz Social ImpactConnect (a term)• Priyadarshini Mattoo case• Jessica Lal case• Nitish Katara murder case• Bijal Joshi rape case Compiled By: Chintan Shah 17
  36. 36. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Trial by Media Compiled By: Chintan Shah 17
  37. 37. The Idiot Box Quiz InsidersIdentify the logo Compiled By: Chintan Shah 18
  38. 38. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Al Jazeera• First to show videos of Osama Bin Laden after 9- 11 attacks. Compiled By: Chintan Shah 18
  39. 39. The Idiot Box Quiz Nerves of SteelB4U is one of the worlds leading Bollywoodtelevision networks. Movie producer Kishore Lulla(EROS International) and industrialist GokulBinani (Binani Cements) are founder and co-owners along with a 3rd partner. Who is theirpartner in this venture? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 19
  40. 40. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal Compiled By: Chintan Shah 19
  41. 41. The Idiot Box Quiz Presidential CharmFirst televised US Presidential Debate wastelecast on 26 September 1960. Who were thecandidates ? (0.5 for each correct answer) Compiled By: Chintan Shah 20
  42. 42. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon Compiled By: Chintan Shah 20
  43. 43. The Idiot Box Quiz Rags to RichesWho is the new brand ambassador of thegovernment scheme depicted by the log below? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 21
  44. 44. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• KBC winner Sushil Kumar - New brand ambassador of (MGNREGA) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Compiled By: Chintan Shah 21
  45. 45. The Idiot Box Quiz Together, we canConnect Compiled By: Chintan Shah 22
  46. 46. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:William Hanna & Joseph BarberaBrains behindFlintstones, Scooby Doo, TheSmurfs and many morecartoons.―I Love Lucy‖ episodes openedwith animated matchstick figuresof the lead characters makingreference to whoever theparticular episodes sponsor was.These sequences were created bythe animation team of Hanna 22and Barbera, who declinedscreen credit because they weretechnically under exclusivecontract to MGM at the time. Compiled By: Chintan Shah
  47. 47. The Idiot Box Quiz Bald DevilsConnect Compiled By: Chintan Shah 23
  48. 48. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Onida Devils• David Whitbread was the first• Followed by TV and film actor Rajiv Khera• The last devil was film actor Ashish Choudhary Compiled By: Chintan Shah 23
  49. 49. The Idiot Box Quiz Who else?The first episode of Boardwalk Empire (8Emmy Awards winner American televisionseries) is considered to be the most expensivepilot episode produced in televisionhistory, with a final cost of $18 million. Whodirected this episode? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 24
  50. 50. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Martin Scorsese Compiled By: Chintan Shah 24
  51. 51. The Idiot Box Quiz Root of EvilEarlier versions were called LazyBones, Flashmatic or Space Command.What am I talking about? Compiled By: Chintan Shah 25
  52. 52. The Idiot Box QuizAnswer:• Remote Control  Compiled By: Chintan Shah 25