
 Taken into English from the German use of the Latin
phrase _____ amoricum, (a blank book in which
autographs, drawings...

Album

 This album reflects this English band's move to the
United States and the cynicism that went along with
it. A magazine...

Breakfast In America!

C
Connect.

 Radio Jockey for the American Top 40.
 Voiced Shaggy Rogers.
 Played Robin in 1968.
Casey Kasem

 Once band members agreed they were ready to go
they discovered that their name, X, had already been
taken by another b...

Dishwalla

 What‘s
happening
here?
Homage to?
E

 Ewoks from Star Wars being created with Sushi.
Sush-ewoks!

During a visit to New York in 1965, X caught a virus and was
laid up in the Hotel Pierre. Someone brought him some comic...

"Stan, there's a Fred Felony here to see you."

 X is currently the Aam Aadmi Party representative
for Chandigarh. She won the Miss India Pageant in
1999 and started h...

Gul Panag

 In this 1988 side-scrolling
game based on X‘s
novella, Y is going to his
wedding but everyone—
pets, men with
bombs, l...

Mr. Hyde

I

I am Legend

 X was released halfway through Dwight
Eisenhower's dreary second administration, when
black people were still routinel...

Johnny B Goode

 X exists in two worlds:
ONE: In the fantasy world spun by Y‘s character, X is a
ruthless Japanese gangster who blackma...

Kobayashi

 While it's not an official sequel, the book is actually
fairly popular on its own merits. The author presents
________...

 Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings

 Connect.
M

Ralph McQuarrie

 There is no doubt that this word achieved popular
currency through X's 1897 novel Y and its
unauthorised cinematic ada...

Nosferatu

 Established in 1864, Pete‘s Tavern claims to be the
oldest, continuously operating bar in NYC (during
The Prohibition,...

O. Henry; Gift of the Magi

 All X species have predominantly black or black and
white plumage, a stocky build, and large orange
beaks. They shed t...

Puffin

 X created Y in a pub after having a fight with her
then-boyfriend. "In my deepest, darkest soul," she
said, "I would q...

Quidditch

 •Though he's often called an abstract painter, X
himself begged to differ:
"I am not an abstract painter. I am not int...

Mark Rothko

 Don‘t be surprised if Netflix
says, ―Recommendations for you include The
Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towerin...

Netflix got Steve McQueen mixed up
with Steve McQueen! Massive mess up
:O

 In 2006, Simon Van Mellick of the ICT, made the
statement:
―For many people around the world X was their first
introdu...

Tintin in Tibet; Tintin.

 The image on the
right, is a 1916 cartoon
drawn by Louis M.
Glackens satirizing
the craze of the
X(Blanked out) then.
...

Ukulele

 Back in the 14th century though, Xs were the
backbone of agriculture. That is to say, they were the
guys who worked on...

Villain

 Inspired by
a painter‘s
work.
Which
Painter?
 (Sitter)
W

Grant Wood – American Gothic

 CONNECT (Sitter of
the Quiz)
X

 Michael Duchovny (Molder)
 Gillian Anderson (Scully)
 Chris Carter (creator)
The X-Files

 A story in the 2nd version of the game reveals that X's
blade is passed down through the Manji Clan's
leaders. The cla...

Yoshimitsu

 There are only a few formations that can boast so
many different explanations for their band name. X
was definitely on...

 The place was called
PIZZA STOP.
ZZ Top
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Con Qurso: Mela prelim 2014(answers)

  1. 1.   Taken into English from the German use of the Latin phrase _____ amoricum, (a blank book in which autographs, drawings, poems, etc. were collected), it was originally used consciously as a Latin word. _____ is a word that was used as a noun meaning ‗A blank tablet‘ in Latin. A
  2. 2.  Album
  3. 3.   This album reflects this English band's move to the United States and the cynicism that went along with it. A magazine from the time describes the cover as:  “A view of the Manhattan skyline, uncannily recreated with salt shakers, creamers, coffee mugs, egg cartons, napkin dispensers and silverware, stands behind a friendly waitress who offers you a tall glass of OJ—all through your airplane window.”  Simply ID the album. (Sitter!) B
  4. 4.  Breakfast In America!
  5. 5.  C Connect.
  6. 6.   Radio Jockey for the American Top 40.  Voiced Shaggy Rogers.  Played Robin in 1968. Casey Kasem
  7. 7.   Once band members agreed they were ready to go they discovered that their name, X, had already been taken by another band. They settled on _________— the name for satellite-pirates who make cable available to the masses in India.  Simply FITB. D
  8. 8.  Dishwalla
  9. 9.   What‘s happening here? Homage to? E
  10. 10.   Ewoks from Star Wars being created with Sushi. Sush-ewoks!
  11. 11.  During a visit to New York in 1965, X caught a virus and was laid up in the Hotel Pierre. Someone brought him some comic books to read and he was so taken with the exploits of Spider- Man and The Incredible Hulk that he called the Marvel Comics office and set up a meeting with the company's honcho Stan Lee. Years later, Lee recalled that his receptionist said, "Stan, there's a Fred ______ here to see you." X entered Lee's office with a four-man entourage, all of them clad in black raincoats. With a translator smoothing the way, X and Lee had a lively chat. Mostly, X wanted to know about how the comic books were made. The two creative geniuses stayed in touch, with Lee visiting X's villa in Rome and X attending Broadway shows with Lee in New York. F
  12. 12.  "Stan, there's a Fred Felony here to see you."
  13. 13.   X is currently the Aam Aadmi Party representative for Chandigarh. She won the Miss India Pageant in 1999 and started her Bollywood career with Dhoop which is based on the true story of Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC and his family. Just name her. G
  14. 14.  Gul Panag
  15. 15.   In this 1988 side-scrolling game based on X‘s novella, Y is going to his wedding but everyone— pets, men with bombs, ladies in hoop skirts—keeps getting in his way. It makes him so mad, he turns into ________ and has to fight monsters and aliens until his anger abates. The game goes on like that until Y reaches the church and goes inside. The end. I just want the blank. H
  16. 16.  Mr. Hyde
  17. 17.  I
  18. 18.  I am Legend
  19. 19.   X was released halfway through Dwight Eisenhower's dreary second administration, when black people were still routinely being lynched in the Deep South, so for obvious marketing reasons the original lyric(which was a bit derogatory) was changed. It was written originally for a pianist who ended up screwing over Y (Artist who wrote X). Just give me X. J
  20. 20.  Johnny B Goode
  21. 21.   X exists in two worlds: ONE: In the fantasy world spun by Y‘s character, X is a ruthless Japanese gangster who blackmails Y and his four accomplices into attacking a ship at San Pedro harbor. TWO: In the real world, X drives Y‘s character's get-away car. The name of X comes from the evident reference to something in Star Trek, as the director‘s fan page says. X? K
  22. 22.  Kobayashi
  23. 23.   While it's not an official sequel, the book is actually fairly popular on its own merits. The author presents ________ as a highly advanced society based around science and technology. Not unlike Gregory Maguire's Wicked, X argues that history is written by the winners/victors and that ________ was actually a victim of the primitive cultures of men who blindly followed one of the Luddite-esque protagonists. Give me X and the name of its illustrious ―prequel‖. L
  24. 24.   Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings
  25. 25.   Connect. M
  26. 26.  Ralph McQuarrie
  27. 27.   There is no doubt that this word achieved popular currency through X's 1897 novel Y and its unauthorised cinematic adaptation, _________, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922). The name _________ has been presented as possibly an archaic Romanian word, synonymous with "vampire". Just fill the blank. N
  28. 28.  Nosferatu
  29. 29.   Established in 1864, Pete‘s Tavern claims to be the oldest, continuously operating bar in NYC (during The Prohibition, Pete‘s was disguised as a flower shop!). Pete‘s also boasts being the pub where X, wrote Y roughly 15 years before The Prohibition.  Since he wrote in bars, alcohol presumably played a part in the writing of this story and all of X‘s stories. He died middle-aged, of every alcohol related condition you could think of. Who‘s X? O
  30. 30.  O. Henry; Gift of the Magi
  31. 31.   All X species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large orange beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak.  Most of us know X from something else, not from its biology. Give me X. P
  32. 32.  Puffin
  33. 33.   X created Y in a pub after having a fight with her then-boyfriend. "In my deepest, darkest soul," she said, "I would quite like to see him hit by a _______.― Just give me Y and FITB for part points. Q
  34. 34.  Quidditch
  35. 35.   •Though he's often called an abstract painter, X himself begged to differ: "I am not an abstract painter. I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny."• X? R
  36. 36.  Mark Rothko
  37. 37.   Don‘t be surprised if Netflix says, ―Recommendations for you include The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno, because you liked X.‖ Netflix works in mysterious ways, but it‘s easy to figure out what‘s happening here. Figure it out and pen it down! Give me X too. S
  38. 38.  Netflix got Steve McQueen mixed up with Steve McQueen! Massive mess up :O
  39. 39.   In 2006, Simon Van Mellick of the ICT, made the statement: ―For many people around the world X was their first introduction to _____, the beauty of its landscape and its culture. And that is something that has passed down the generations‖. Y became the first of its kind to win the coveted Light of Truth award (given by The Dalai Lama annually). Martin Scorsese along with Desmond Tutu and George Patterson are among the few who have won it too. Give X and Y. T
  40. 40.  Tintin in Tibet; Tintin.
  41. 41.   The image on the right, is a 1916 cartoon drawn by Louis M. Glackens satirizing the craze of the X(Blanked out) then. According to Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, the name means ―the gift that came here,‖ from the Hawaiian words for gift or reward and to come.  Gimme X. U
  42. 42.  Ukulele
  43. 43.   Back in the 14th century though, Xs were the backbone of agriculture. That is to say, they were the guys who worked on farms. The word X is actually an old French word that pulls its roots from Latin for ―country house‖.  Over time, the meaning of the word gradually changed: Farm workers were poor, practically peasants. Peasants, being poor, are untrustworthy. Untrustworthy people commit crimes. And eventually we ended up with the modern day definition of X. V
  44. 44.  Villain
  45. 45.   Inspired by a painter‘s work. Which Painter?  (Sitter) W
  46. 46.  Grant Wood – American Gothic
  47. 47.   CONNECT (Sitter of the Quiz) X
  48. 48.   Michael Duchovny (Molder)  Gillian Anderson (Scully)  Chris Carter (creator) The X-Files
  49. 49.   A story in the 2nd version of the game reveals that X's blade is passed down through the Manji Clan's leaders. The clan is dedicated to a mission to help the weak and fight the oppression. He is the leader of the clan.  According to Y's official description, X wielding a sword can perform slashes with it, use it to impale his opponent, and rotate it with his mechanical left hand in a windmill manner (he can also use this method to fly). Who is this flying saucer? Y
  50. 50.  Yoshimitsu
  51. 51.   There are only a few formations that can boast so many different explanations for their band name. X was definitely one such band.  One such explanation: the bus with hungry band members is said to have halted at a certain pizza place whose name was indicated by neon letters. The illuminated advertising was not working properly, and some letters didn‘t light up which gave them their band name. Just give me X. Z
  52. 52.   The place was called PIZZA STOP. ZZ Top

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