Presents BALL PARK FIGURES ANSWERSTHE SPENT (SPorts and ENTertainment) QUIZ 16 July 2011 QM: Varun and Arif
Rules• Teams of 3 – all 3 from the same section• There will be a written prelims followed by interactive finals• Top 6 teams qualify for the finals based on performance in prelims with a cap of a maximum of 2 teams per section in the finals• No negative marks for incorrect answer• There are a few tie-breaker (starred) questions. Please encircle the question no in your sheet to indicate the same!• Please write your names and Section legibly• Also mention your contact number(s)
*1. Claim to fame of the song ‘Rail Gadi’ sung by Ashok Kumar in ‘Ashirbad’?
• The first Indian Rap song!
2. Identify• Merchant Ivory Productions made a documentary on her in 1973. A book on her called ‘The Life and Times of an H Bomb” was also published. She is half French, one fourth Spanish and one fourth Burmese. Who is she?
3. Claim to fame of the song ‘Pehle Nasha’ from JJWS.
• Claimed to be the first Indian song filmed in complete slow-motion
4.• Anuradha Sawhney, PETA Indias ex-chief functionary said, "the X ads are a refreshing change from the earlier …ad campaigns." She also said, "the popularity of this ad campaign proves that there are many creative ways to convey a message without using animals. Animals used in films are often treated as little more than props, and many suffer terribly behind the scenes.” Consequently this ad campaign came to win the (PETA) 2009 Glitterbox Award. What are we talking about?
• Zoozoos• (instead of using Pug!)
5.• This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India• These bards, performing in village squares and temple courtyards, embellished their recitals with hand gestures and facial expressions.• The technique of the dance today is characterized by fast rhythmic footwork set to complex time cycles. The footwork is matched by the accompanying percussion instruments such as tabla and pakhawaj, and the dancer and percussionists often indulge in a virtuoso display of rhythmic wizardry.• Sangeet Natak Academy currently confers classical status on this dance• Identify the dance
6. Identify the guy in Tintin’s ‘King Ottokars Sceptre’
7.• X is ranked No. 13 on a list of greatest film villains of all time on the AFIs 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.• X’s French name is Cerveau Analytique de Recherche et de Liaison ("Analytic Brain for Research and Communication")• “However, about once a week some character spots the fact that X is …ahead of IBM... As it happened, IBM had given us a good deal of help, so we were quite embarrassed by this, and would have changed the name had we spotted the coincidence.”-Y( a famous author)
• X-HAL• Y- Arthur C. Clarke• HAL 9000 is the sentient on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft in Arthur C. Clarkes fictional Space Odyssey saga.• Clarke more directly addressed this issue in his book The Lost Worlds of 2001• As is clearly stated in the novel (Chapter 16), HAL stands for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer. However, about once a week some character spots the fact that HAL is one letter ahead of IBM, and promptly assumes that Stanley and I were taking a crack at the estimable institution ... As it happened, IBM had given us a good deal of help, so we were quite embarrassed by this, and would have changed the name had we spotted the coincidence.
8. What was promoted by this ad?
Ans• iPOD ( not the Mac as many people thought!)• The 1984 Apple commercial was rebroadcast in an updated version in 2004 on its 20th anniversary, with the heroine modified to be listening to an iPod.
9. Claim to fame of the Dire Straits video: Money for Nothing?
Ans• Cited to be the first music video using computer generated imagery!
• Windows 95 was promoted using Rolling Stones’ ‘Start me Up’ song!• Parodied by Weird Al Yankovic in ‘Windows 95 Sucks’
*11. Identify X• The term X was coined by Hitchcock’s Scottish friend, screenwriter Angus MacPhail, for something that sets the film’s plot revolving around it. It’s really just an excuse and a diversion. In a whimsical anecdote told by Hitchcock, he compared the X to a mythical ‘apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands’. In other words, it could be anything - or nothing - at all. In North by Northwest, it’s ‘government secrets’, whatever they may be. (Hitchcock considered that this was his ‘best’ X.) . In effect, the function of a X is like the ‘meaning’ of a poem - which T.S. Eliot compared to the bone thrown by a burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind while the poem goes about its own, deeper business.