IIT Kanpur Antaragni 2011 MELA Quiz


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  • IIT Kanpur Antaragni 2011 MELA Quiz

    1. 1. The Music,Entertainment,Literatureand Arts Quiz IITKanpur -Ankit Sethi
    2. 2. Preliminaries 35 questions. 39 points to be won. Stars in between. Top 6 qualify.
    3. 3. 1. • A minimalist interpretation of whose life story?
    4. 4. 1. • Michael Jackson. 
    5. 5. The Qur'an, at various places, says that Allah created the heavens and the earth in "six days". The exact quotation goes: "The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: "Be!" And it is." Give me the Arabic translation of “"Be!" And it is”, used as the refrain in a recent song. 2.
    6. 6. 2. • Kun Faya Kun, from the upcoming movie Rockstar
    7. 7. An interviewer once corrected Neil Gaiman that he was X, not Y. Gaiman responded, “You meant it as a compliment I suppose. But all of a sudden I felt like someone who'd been informed that she wasn't actually a hooker; that in fact she was a lady of the evening.” What are X and Y? 3.*
    8. 8. 3. • On the interviewer correcting him that he wrote “graphic novels” not “comic-books”.
    9. 9. 4. • Suraj Sharma as X • Tabu as X's mother • Adil Hussain as X's father • Irrfan Khan as the adult X • Gerard Depardieu as The Chief • Tobey Maguire as The Interviewer Partial cast of credits for which upcoming movie adaptation?
    10. 10. 4. • Life of Pi
    11. 11. 5. • Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing together in two projects in 2012. • Name both projects: 1 point • Name the role the latter will play in both: 1 point
    12. 12. 5. • ‘Sherlock’, season 2 and ‘The Hobbit’ • Cumberbatch will play the titular ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and provide the voice of ‘Smaug’, the dragon.
    13. 13. 6. Cover design of a recent collaboration designed by Riccardo Tisci, a fashion designer who is currently Creative Director for Givenchy. Name the collaboration and the two collaborators.
    14. 14. 6. • The recently released collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West, titled “Watch the Throne”
    15. 15. 7. Name this first of a series of parody novels that made it to the New York Times bestseller list in 2009.
    16. 16. 7. • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    17. 17. 8. • Pintel and Ragetti are two characters portrayed by Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook respectively. • Regarding their characters fictional biographies, the two actors have decided that Pintel is Ragetti’s character’s uncle, who is in turn the son of a prostitute. • The two have featured in ads for VISA, Walmart and M&M’s. • Which movie(s) would you find them in?
    18. 18. 8. • The Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
    19. 19. 9. • This book has already made waves in Japan and it’s English translation is set to be released on October 25th . ID writer, and which book does it reference?
    20. 20. 9. • Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 • George Orwell, 1984
    21. 21. 10. • What are the first six words of the song? (particularly words 5 and 6). Whose voice? • 1 point each.
    22. 22. 10. • Hey Hey Come on, Allah Rakha. • The AR in AR Rahman, mispronounced beyond belief by Mick Jagger.
    23. 23. 11.
    24. 24. 11. • Authorized Sequels written by other authors.
    25. 25. 12. • The opening for which movie? • Bonus point: What is the name given to this “genre” of music?
    26. 26. 12. The piece is an example of “chip-tune music”
    27. 27. 13. • For the 2007 television show X, a "quirky fairy tale," ABC sought an ‘Y’ feel, with the same chords of "whimsy and spirit and magic." The director said ‘Y’ is his favorite film."All the things I love are represented in that movie," he said. "It's a movie that will make me cry based on kindness as opposed to sadness." Because of this, The New York Times' review of X reported "the ‘Y' influence on X' is everywhere“. (Song’s from the soundtrack of Y) 2 points.
    28. 28. 13. • ‘Amelie’ and ‘Pushing Daisies’
    29. 29. 14.* • One review about the album said “It's an unusual step to release a remix album based on a film director's work, but the endeavor actually works…” • The lyrics for Track 5 were written by a Chicago Tribune columnist but have been wrongly attributed to Kurt Vonnegut. Name the song.
    30. 30. 14.
    31. 31. 15. Very few photographs of this 20-year old as an adult exist, ironically he is best known for a photograph taken 20 years ago. How do we know this photograph?
    32. 32. 15.
    33. 33. 16.
    34. 34. 16. • Carla Bruni in ‘Midnight in Paris’
    35. 35. Identify the classic music video being referenced. 17.
    36. 36. 17. • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” – Bob Dylan
    37. 37. 18. This trained opera singer’s name is Ellen McLain. Which is the most well-known use of her voice?
    38. 38. 18. • GladOS from the Portal games. • The song is Still Alive, the end credit song from the first Portal game.
    39. 39. 19. • Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeño on a Stick, Bubba J, Sweet Daddy Dee, Melvin the Superhero Guy and Diane are some of the characters he has played. He has been credited with reviving his art form and doing more to promote it than anyone since Edgar Bergen. • Who is this person and what is his most famous “character” ?
    40. 40. 19. • Jeff Dunham and ‘Achmed the Dead Terrorist’
    41. 41. 20.* • Disgruntled IMDB reviewers had this to say about this recent release: "Had more in common with the candy bar than the book… About what?
    42. 42. 20. • The Three Musketeers
    43. 43. 21. • What starts when Mars’ moon Deimos disappears and Phobos is overrun with demons and minotaur like barons of Hell?
    44. 44. 21.
    45. 45. 22. • Composed in 1936 by Samuel Barber, it became well known when it was played at the commemorative service after the death of FDR, and later it served the same purpose after the deaths of Albert Einstein, JFK, Princess Grace of Monaco, the 9/11 victims etc. • This dirge-like piece was used in the films Lorenzo‘s Oil, Platoon and The Elephant Man. • The highest selling classical piece on iTunes, it is also extremely popular in the electronic dance music genre, notably in trance.
    46. 46. 22. • Adagio for Strings
    47. 47. 23.* • The French word for 'truthful' is used to describe this style of documentary film- making, combining naturalistic techniques with stylized cinematic devices of editing and camerawork, staged set- ups, and the use of the camera to provoke subjects. Notable examples include the TV series 'The Office‘, 'Parks and Recreation‘ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’.
    48. 48. 23. • Cinéma vérité
    49. 49. 24. • “The Seventh Sally", is a short story by Stanislaw Lem, in which an engineer encounters a deposed tyrant, and creates a miniature metropolis with artificial citizens for the tyrant to oppress. • Someone was inspired by this to create the first of a series that he is best known for. • Another project of his, released in 2008, garnered praise for it’s ability to rouse interest in biology and evolution among students.
    50. 50. 24. • Will Wright’s ‘Sim City’
    51. 51. This Ennio Morricone tune from movie X was used in the climax sequence of 2010 movie Y. Identify X and Y. 25.
    52. 52. 25. • X: For a Few Dollars More. • Y: Kick Ass.
    53. 53. 26. • “Life in London, or Days and Nights of ______ Hawthorne and his elegant friend Corinthian ______” was a journal started in 1823 by Pierce Egan. The name soon gave rise to a commonplace phrase for youngsters indulging in riotous behavior in 19th-century London. • The phrase is known to us because of its association with two anthropomorphic characters. Which phrase?
    54. 54. 26.
    55. 55. Name the actress and the movie (which had Shah Rukh Khan in a bit role) for full points. 27.*
    56. 56. 27. • In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones, written by Arundhati Roy.
    57. 57. ________ was a Canadian children's television series based on a popular magazine. It is notable for starting the career of Elisha Cuthbert. It had segments like: Maniac Brainiac Cool Tool Action! Rewind and Fast Forward FACTory Gear Gutz Sparks System Error 28.
    58. 58. 28.
    59. 59. 29. • Ken Kesey, the famous author (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) was a proponent of LSD, and organised massive gatherings where LSD was distributed, called "Acid Tests". The man who prepared the LSD, Owsley Stanley happened to be the travelling sound engineer for a band which became the de facto in-house band for Kesey's parties. Identify the band.
    60. 60. 29. • The Grateful Dead
    61. 61. 30. • This remix of the official Nokia tune has been selected from among thousands of entries, to be the new Voice of Nokia. What electronic subgenre does this remix fall under? Derived from a Reggae variant, it is defined by Wikipedia as “tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals”
    62. 62. 30. • Dubstep
    63. 63. 31. • Though she did appear in a few notable Bollywood films towards the late 70’s and 80’s, she is perhaps better known as an activist. In recent years, she has made a comeback of sorts, appearing opposite Dharmendra in two movies, the more recent of them being the Deol family O.D. “Yamla Pagla Deewana”. She was the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India, from 2005-2008, before handing over the reins to Nandita Das, the current Chairperson.
    64. 64. 31. • Nafisa Ali
    65. 65. His nickname refers to the fact that he is a foreign exchange student. Hadji, Anwar, Sabu, Ali Baba, Ahmed, Stalin, Tutankhamen are other names he has been called. Who is the person in question? 32.
    66. 66. 32. • Fez, from ‘That 70s Show’
    67. 67. 33. • He was introduced in 1983 to counter the popularity of Detective Moochwala, who appeared in Target magazine. Subba Rao proposed the idea behind the character and his name, basing him on a boastful yet cowardly character in the I Love Lucy TV series. Some co-workers had reservations about the prefix that Subba Rao introduced to the name, even though it sounded catchy, but they got the go-ahead once it was made clear that he would never shoot or kill in any of the episodes. Which character?
    68. 68. 33. • Shikari Shambu
    69. 69. 34. • Connect:
    70. 70. 34. • The ‘Birkin’ Bag
    71. 71. 35.* • Under the Mistletoe is the upcoming holiday album and second studio album by artist _______________. It has been reported that the album contains collaborations with Usher, as well as a duet with Mariah Carey. Which artist are we talking about?