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Music Quiz Nsit Quiz Fest 2010

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The Music Quiz was conducted by the NSIT Quiz Club as part of the NSIT Quiz Fest 2010. Feel free to comment and give us feedback.

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  • 1. Music Quiz – NSIT Quiz Fest By Udit Anand With contributions from the juniors. 
  • 2. Rules
  • 3. 0
    • I know I’ll receive flak for this, but here goes:
    • They became the first black/hip-hop band to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005, for the film Hustle and Flow. They were also the first ever hip-hop artists to perform at the Academy awards, singing the song hours before they won.
    • Formed in 1991 by DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous, shortly thereafter they recruited fellow Memphian rappers Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, and Crunchy Black.
    • Either name the band or the song.
  • 4. Answer
  • 5. Three 6 Mafia, formerly Triple 6 Mafia for the song, “Its hard out here for a pimp”.
  • 6. Get into Gangsta mode Niggaz!
  • 7. 1. A 1999 hit hip hop single by rapper Nas featuring Puff Daddy.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-rN-98kFQ
    The backbeat is inspired by, and contains some samples from a poem that was set to music by a German composer in 1935-36. Give me the poem and the name of the collection from where its taken.
  • 8. Answer
  • 9. O Fortuna from Carmina Burana The song is Hate Me Now
  • 10. 2. Whose the singer?
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpuGWJaQ_qE
  • 11. Answer
  • 12. Malkeet Singh
  • 13. 3. This husband-wife duo, presently rocking together in a band that derives its name from the surnames of these two people. Their newest (seventh) album released last year, called Secret Voyage, a mix of medieval sounding tracks and some contemporary ones. They married at a Castle on the Hudson after 19 years together. The fourth marriage for him, he was quoted saying "This is the first wedding I've been to where I'm not looking for the exit sign.“ Just give me the name of the guitarist.
  • 14. Answer
  • 15. Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple Fame. The Band is Blackmore’s Night, his wife being Candice Night.
  • 16. 4. What famous belief is shown in this clip from O Brother, Where Art Thou? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ0ykHTYEeo
  • 17. Answer
  • 18. Robert Johnson having sold his soul to the devil in exchange for mastery of the guitar
  • 19.
    • 5. Idea Bharat ki Shaan is a reality singing competition aired on DD and produced by Saibaba Telefims. Who is the female judge on this TV show?
  • 20. Answer
  • 21. Kavita Krishnamurthy
  • 22. 6. The artist and the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0lSpNtjPM8
  • 23. Answer
  • 24. Papa Roach, Last Resort
  • 25. 7
    • According to legend, the momentous signing of X by Mike Appel took place in a dark parking lot, one which X came to regret later.
    • An aggressive manager, he almost cost X a big break when he bullied his way into the office of legendary Columbia Records man John Hammond (whose previous signings included Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan among others), and reportedly blustered that he had an artist better than Dylan and wanted to see if Hammond was savvy enough to figure that out. However appalled, the gentlemanly Hammond allowed X to play several songs for him anyway. Soon, Columbia Records signed X, with Hammond recalling writing “greatest talent of the decade” in the session log sheets for X.
    • X performed at a May 1974 show at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts which 26 year old Rolling Stone editor Jon Landau attended. What he saw and heard that night sent him into a rhapsody in print for the latter outlet, which included the now-famous line: “I saw rock ‘n’ roll future and its name is X.”
  • 26. Answer
  • 27. Bruce Springsteen
  • 28. 8
    • He has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?"
    • He says: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'"
  • 29. Answer
  • 30. Alice Cooper, School’s Out
  • 31. 9
    • Yehudi Menuhin on X:
    • “ I find nothing more inspiring than the music making of my very great colleague X. Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment.”
    • He has been officially crowned Violin Chakravarthy (the emperor of the violin) by the Governor of Madras. Who?
  • 32. Answer
  • 33. L Subramaniam
  • 34. 10
    • The music videos of the Guns N Roses songs "November Rain", "Don't Cry", and "Estranged" form an unofficial trilogy of sorts. "Don't Cry" comes first, with Axl Rose reminiscing over the time he shared with Seymour, breaking down in a mental institution, and symbolically visiting his own grave. "November Rain“ appears to come next, with Axl and Seymour getting married, and then the death of Seymour. Finally, in "Estranged" we see Axl come to grips with his life, and the "trilogy" is brought to an end. What is it and whose work is it?
  • 35. Answer
  • 36. Without You, a short story by Del James.
  • 37. 11
    • This album was on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 straight weeks, the longest run for any album ever.
    • It was a concept album, where all the songs in the album were unified by a theme that explored the complexities of human consciousness.
    • The album's themes include conflict, greed, aging, death and mental illness, and made some of the most advanced studio techniques of the time, including multi-tracking, analogue synthesizers, and tape loops.
    • Which album and the band?
  • 38. Answer
  • 39. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
  • 40. 12
    • His website states that he has sung over 36,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam and holds the Guinness record for the most number of songs rendered by a male singer.
  • 41. Answer
  • 42. S.P. Balasubrahmanyam
  • 43. 13
    • Based on the Seal of the President of the United States, it was designed by New York artist Arturo Vega for his friends in the band X, with the intention of representing X as an all-American band.
  • 44. Answer
  • 45. The Ramones
  • 46. 14
    • This album was the band's first recording with an orchestra, which was a collaboration with avant-garde composer Ron Geesin. The name of the album was a last minute decision by the band when they were inspired by an eponymous newspaper article about a woman with a pacemaker who had given birth.
    • The cover was equally unplanned, with the photographer claiming to have gone out into the countryside and taken a picture of the first thing he saw, which was a black and white cow standing in a green pasture. The use of noises, incidental sound effects and voice samples would thereafter be an important part of the band's sound.
    • It was an album that although went straight to No. 1 on the albums chart, was rejected by the band members decades later as “a load of rubbish”.
    • Which Band?
  • 47. Answer
  • 48. Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
  • 49. 15. Connect:
  • 50. Answer
  • 51.
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand,the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, whose assassination precipitated the beginning of World War I.
    • The Band ‘Franz Ferdinand’.
  • 52. 16 ?
  • 53. Hint?
  • 54. Hint
  • 55. Answer
  • 56. Ananda Shankar
  • 57. 17
    • While the history of Foxboro Hot Tubs is, as yet, unknown, they comprise the official and backing members of X (with the exception of Kevin Preston)
    • X’s lead singer’s alter-ego for FHTB goes by the name Reverend Strychnine Twitch, which also features in the lyrics on the title track of their album, "Stop Drop And Roll”.
    • In 2008, The Foxboro Hot Tubs went on a mini-tour to promote their record Stop Drop and Roll!
    • R.S. Twitch told NME magazine: "The only similarity between X and Foxboro Hot Tubs is that we are the same band.”
    • Give me X.
  • 58. Answer
  • 59. Green Day!
  • 60. 18
    • Maharaj Ratna Manikya 145th King of Tripura {13xx - 13xx}
    • Maharaj Mukut Manikya {13xx - 1400}
    • Maharaj Maha Manikya {1400 - 1431}
    • Gagan Fa [Kachu Fa] (14xx-14xx)
    • missing link of one generation
    • Maharaj Shri Kalyana Manikya {1626 - 1660}
    • Maharaj Shri Govinda Manikya Dev {1660 - 1661 & 1667 - 1676}
    • Maharaj Shri Rama Manikya Dev ;(????- 1685){1676 - 1685}
    • Takhelnamba Maharaj Mukunda Manikya (????- 1739) {1729 - 1739}
    • Thakur Shri Harimoni ________ Bahadur
    • Shri Rajdhar Manikya II ________ Bahadur (????- March 1804) {1783 - 1804}
    • Shri Rama Ganga Manikya ________ Bahadur (????- 14th November 1826){1804 - 1809 & 1813 - 1826}
    • Shri Krishna Kishore Manikya ________ Bahadur (????-3rd April 1849){1830 - 1849}
    • Shri Ishaan Chandra ________ Manikya Bahadur (1829-31st July 1862){1849 - 1862}
    • Maha-Manyabar Raj Kumar Shrila-Shrijukta Navadwip Chandra ________ Bahadur (1854-5th September 1931)
    • Kumar Shri X (1st October 1901- 31st October 1975)
    • Y
    • ( 27th June 1939 - 4th January 1994)
  • 61. Answer
  • 62. S.D. Burman, R.D. Burman
  • 63. 19. K-O-N-N-E-C-T !! MM
  • 64. Answer
  • 65.
    • All are references in ‘The Real Slim Shady’ by Eminem.
    • Clockwise from top left : Fred Durst, Christina Aguilera, Tom Green & Britney Spears.
  • 66. 20. CONNECT
  • 67.
    • All of them have performed the song ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’.
    • Clockwise from top left: Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, U2 & Aerosmith.
  • 68. 21
    • Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and record producer received 22 Grammy Awards and even a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
    • He played a large role in bringing synthesizers to the forefront of popular music. In 1981, he became the first owner of an E-mu Emulator. It was on his urging that led Raymond Kurzweil to create the first electronic synthesizers that realistically reproduced the sounds of orchestral instruments.
  • 69. Answer
  • 70. Stevie Wonder
  • 71. 22 The song is "Pramadavanam Vendum“ from the movie His Highness Abdullah. It is considered by many to be the greatest and also the most difficult Malayalam song to have ever been sung. Who has sung this song?
  • 72. Answer
  • 73. K.J. Yesudas (Yesudas will do)
  • 74. 23. Hidden Text?
  • 75. Answer
  • 76. Come As You Are
  • 77.
    • 24. After collaborating with X on the 1975 sessions for their duo album Kill City, Williamson left the music business to become an electronic engineer and work in the computer industry. Williamson recently retired as Vice President of Technology Standards with Sony Electronics, Inc. What band is being talked about here and who is X ?
  • 78. Answer
  • 79.
    • X is Iggy Pop and the band is The Stooges
  • 80. 25
    • Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Opus 15, by Robert Schumann, is a set of thirteen pieces of music for piano written in 1838.
    • Out of the thirteen, Träumerei (Dreaming) is one of Schumann's best known pieces and was the title of a 1944 German biographical film on Robert Schumann.
    • We have all heard it somewhere, in a different context. Where?
  • 81. Answer
  • 82. Schumann’s Traumerei http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96agWSNFeVk
  • 83. 26
    • This song is Counting Blue Cars, from an album called Pet Your Friends. It featured in the 1997 film Eight Days a Week.
    • The band gets its name from the word for the local cable guy in the neighbourhood, in a language that’s known to all of us.
    • An alternate origin says they got the name from an article in Wired Magazine.
    • What/who’s the band?
  • 84. Answer
  • 85. Dishwalla
  • 86. 27. Simply give me the name of the group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBAEi7xJJLY
  • 87. Answer
  • 88. Beatallica
  • 89. 28 This 1991 song has since become one of the most popular songs of the decade. The haunting melody is often heard on public radio stations across the United States as interlude between announcements and programming. The song and the music video both have an implied relationship of some kind between X's character and a woman named Mary. Mary is presumably murdered and X, shunned by many in the small town since his childhood, is immediately considered the main suspect. X, however, maintains his innocence throughout the song, and the question of such is left open to the listener's interpretation. Give me song and artist.
  • 90. Answer
  • 91. Richard Marx, Hazard
  • 92. 29. This Sunidhi Chauhan song from the movie De Dana Dhan is a rip-off (courtesy Pritam, who else?) of a popular song. Which one?
  • 93. Answer
  • 94. You are in Najafgarh-land! muahahah Vijay Dahiya’s Hat Ja Tau, from the album, Naya Lifafa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nROWGPz9S-s
  • 95. 30
    • When this politically charged hip-hop group is mentioned, LL Cool J is likely the furthest thing from anyone's mind. Yet LL's then-sidekick E. Love was Chuck D's inspiration when he drew this.
  • 96. Answer
  • 97. Chuck D on the logo: I silhouetted E-Love, LL Cool J's right-hand man, in a fanzine named "Right On" with Magic Marker, X-acto-knifed it out then layed a target scope over it, using Wite-Out within the blackened figure. After some runs through the copier - presto." Public Enemy
  • 98. 31. The female singer in the beginning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C5u8VE4c1A
  • 99. Answer
  • 100. Richa Sharma
  • 101. 32. ID the Artist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_o1Mzi5Kco
  • 102. Answer
  • 103. Saliva, Y2J’s theme.
  • 104.