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Session 21.08.11

  1. 1. X is a novel by a Nobel prize winning author. It is loosely based on the real story of the author’s own parents, where his father wanted to marry his mother but his mother’s family did not initially allow it. The author has a more famous earlier novel. This one was published after he won the Nobel.<br />
  2. 2. 1980 – 82 Rio Ave 16 appearances<br />1982 – 83 Belenenses 16 appearances<br />1983 – 85 Sesimbra 35 appearances<br />1985 – 87 Commercio e industria 27appearances <br />
  3. 3. The name for this was inspired from Moby-Dick. Initially Pequod was suggested but was turned down. Then the current name was accepted. The image on the logo is a two tailed siren, which earlier was shown fully but has been altered twice since.<br />
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  5. 5. The 2001 Odyssey is an integral location of which cult movie which boasts of an even more famous soundtrack?<br />
  6. 6. He contested Vidhan Sabha elections from Vikhroli for the Lok Bharati Party which he lost. He scored two consecutive double hundreds for India in the few tests he played. He also hit a six of the first ball he faced in the Ranji Trophy.<br />
  7. 7. Bhagwad Gita is a film directed by G.V. Iyer. It won the National award for best film in 1993. What is unique about this film?<br />
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  9. 9. A slightly unusual name given to something much anticipated. A Latin dictionary explains that “____" means "disambiguous" and “______" has been used to describe a family of hoverfly insects. This is the 5th and probably the last if the one of the makers is to be believed. <br />
  10. 10. Author of a classic. The Queen read his book and liked it so much that she asked him to send his next published work to her. When he sent her his next book, she was surprised as it was nothing like his previous book and became displeased with the author.<br />
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  12. 12. In which book would you find four dogs named Gavaskar, Mankad, Azhar and Vengsarkar? The book shares its name with a painting.<br />
  13. 13. X disliked Y and had a few high profile losses to him which were later publicized more due to revelations about a match by X. X famously said “Given a choice between playing Y in the next match and losing to Chang in this one, I would prefer losing to Chang.”<br />
  14. 14. This was invented by a Chinese pharmaceutical company Hon Lik in 2003. In india it was introduced by SPK Consumer Solutions on 31 May 2008. Kolkata based RRR chemicals market it under name Foschia. Johnny Depp is seen with it in the movie “The Tourist”. Although sales are picking up, they are nothing compared to the sales of the conventional product.<br />
  15. 15. This doyen of literature was extremely influential in the region where he hails from. He adopted a pen name, later on his legal name, where the last name was of his favorite poet. He always wrote in green ink which he thought was the colour of hope. <br />
  16. 16. Who are the guitarist and the bass player respectively of the band “Big Bad Dread and The Bald Head” ? <br />
  17. 17. Arthur C. Clarke about a book “This is unique among science fiction novels. The only work which I think compares to this is Lord of The Rings.” The book later spawned sequels due to its popularity, some co-written by the author’s son and Kevin J. Anderson.<br />
  18. 18. This boxer has the best knockout to fight ratio in heavyweight boxing : 39 / 42. He has never been knocked down in his career and the two losses he suffered have both come due to injuries. He has a Ph.D which earned him the title “Dr.Ironfist”. He has run for mayor in his native town but came in second.<br />
  19. 19. X is a character from a movie A. Y is a character from the movie B. An actor who appeared in both these movies wanted to make a film about these two characters using the actors who played them but the plan was shelved because both the characters died in the respective movies and it became tedious to develop a plot. The new movie was planned to be called Z.<br />
  20. 20. “I never joined his assailants, nor did I proclaim him to be innocent. My position was that there is no law in life that says great religions can be insulted with impunity.” Statement by an author who writes under a pseudonym about another author.<br />“He is an ignorant, pompous, semi-literate unperson” The other author’s reply to this statement.<br />
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  23. 23. The grandson of a Polish immigrant. Born in 1947, first seen in 1987. Former member of the Special Air Services. Favourite book “Crime and Punishment”. First intended to be in only one but now part of seventeen novels, all taking place in the same city. A surname which has a strong relation to something seen in quizzes.<br />
  24. 24. X and Y had a fight when they met on the street. X, who had a razor blade with him panicked and ran into a hotel nearby. There he did something which he is very famous for. He gave a prostitute called Rachel something borne out of his actions and asked her to “keep this object carefully”. Who are X and Y and what did X do?<br />
  25. 25. His first two novels were Typee and Omoo. His most famous work, published a few years later was ridiculed by his contemporaries. He made numerous correspondences with Nathaniel Hawthorne regarding this book. It is now considered a classic though the author has not written anything of note after that.<br />
  26. 26. Lady Pink and David Choe are also exponents of this “art form”. The most famous one however is not known very well. The subjects of one of his most famous artworks are Samuel Jackson and John Travolta. His work has been lauded and rubbished in equal measure. What is the art form and who is the artist.<br />
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  28. 28. “Like a dog!” is the ending line of a book said by a character who appears in another novel by the author. Name of the book, the character and the author. The author wrote this book first in which the character dies, but in the other book he is shown alive.<br />
  29. 29. X provided the music for hugely popular films directed by Y and Z. There was a considerable gap between the two. Y, meanwhile, cast Z in his period film. Z directed his own masterpiece a few years later which earned him many awards and a knighthood.<br />
  30. 30. A literary work, considered to be the greatest in its language, is written in distinct parts. A contemporary author wrote a book series in the form of a diary dealing with his own experiences over a span of 2 and a half years. The series was called “______ Diary” and the author’s name did not appear on the cover, instead some other form of identification appeared. He titled each book in two parts. One half of the book titles after the places he spent the 2.5 years in and part of the titles corresponding to the title of the each part of the classic.<br />
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  32. 32. When he first heard a band play in a concert, he told them “Let me write songs for you and I’ll take you to superstardom, or else you’ll rot here in _______”. Known to be quite an eccentric character, he owns many cars and had a swimming pool built in his house though he can’t drive or swim. Russell Brand was the best man at his second wedding. Has had many high profile fights with band members and rival bands.<br />
  33. 33. "You and I have been physically given two hands and two legs and half-decent brains. Some people have not been born like that for a reason. <br />The karma is working from another lifetime. I have nothing to hide about that. It is not only people with disabilities. What you sow, you have to reap."<br />
  34. 34. Deacon Brodie worked as a locksmith by day. He was the President of the Incorporation of Wrights and Masons. At night, he burgled houses and shops with his small crew partly for the money and partly for the thrill of action. He was caught and sentenced to death later on. He served as an inspiration for which famous book? <br />
  35. 35. For the first time in India, something will be seen as a result of an event much anticipated. Also, the basic statistics of the 1st, 3rd, 30th, 73rd and 93rd will be seen. Around 8 lakh prototypes lie in wait to be released whenever the event occurs. <br />
  36. 36. ______ ______, they're in defence<br />______ ______, their future's immense<br />______ ______, they ain't half bad<br />______ ______, the name of their dad.<br />The tune of David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel.<br />
  37. 37. “There are two types of fear that cannot be trained out of a human being. One is the startling reaction on hearing a sudden loud noise, the other is _______.” - Yann Martel (Life of Pi)<br />
  38. 38. Cricket makes sporadic appearances in his books. He claims his best book, though not a very well known one, is one in which the protagonist is a star batsman. His most famous character is named after a Warwickshire cricketer. He once opened the batting with A. C. Doyle for the Authors XI team in 1905. A book recently released has the title “_________ at the Wicket” regarding the author’s relation with cricket.<br />