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Galaxy'11 Mela quiz
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  • 1. mela<br />Danish | Manan| Pranjal | Siddhartha <br />
  • 2. No mobile phones<br />Quizmasters’ discretion final<br />rules<br />Ask a stupid question and we’ll give you a stupid answer<br />
  • 3. one<br /> modified infinite bounce<br />10 points flat | 40 questions<br />
  • 4. The author claims that the number in the title was given to him by a person he spoke with at a local fire department. What the fireman said, however, is incorrect and it is believed that the change in units was made because he (the author) thought it would make for a better title. What am I talking about?<br />one<br />
  • 5. This is the cover of a book on sadomasochism by Michael Leigh. The book lends its name to a popular band. Give me the band. <br />two<br />
  • 6. "Lazy, and would cost you a morning. I never started a day with X in the first scene, because you knew he was gonna be late, at least a half hour or an hour."<br />—Rawhide director Thomas Carr on X.<br />"In Rawhide I did get awfully tired of playing the conventional white hat. The hero who kisses old ladies and dogs and was kind to everybody. I decided it was time to be an anti-hero."<br />—X on the part that made him famous<br />To put Carr and himself out of misery, X agreed to play a part offered to him by a relatively unknown foreign director. What role did he play?<br />—<br />three<br />
  • 7. Before the release of Alfred Kinsey's work, it was known by several names, including 'the matrimonial' , 'mama-papa' , 'English-American' and ‘male superior’. In a 1948 volume of the Kinsey Reports, he writes, "It will be recalled that Malinowski (1929) records the nearly universal use of something totally different among the Trobrianders ... [and] ... that caricatures of the English-American are performed around ... campfires, to the great amusement of the natives who refer to it as the X". To date, lexicographers have not found the use of the term X prior to Kinsey. Give me X.<br />four<br />
  • 8. The lithograph may signify mutual constitution; that is, the principle of one entity being formed by the other and vice versa (e.g., the state vs. the demos, predator–prey co-evolution, the subject and objects, "chicken or the egg?", agency-structure).<br />It is referenced in the book Douglas Hofstadter, who calls it an example of a strange loop.<br />What wonderful piece of art are we talking about?<br />five<br />
  • 9. XY is slang for a used paper match split to hold a marijuana joint that has been smoked too short to hold without burning the hands – an improved roach clip. An urban legend claims this was the origin of the band’s name, but a band member was quoted saying,<br />“I had this friend in Berkeley who had funny names for people. His name for me was Blind Thomas XY (for blues singer Blind Lemon X). When the guys were looking for band names and nobody come up with something, I remember saying, “You want a silly band name? I got a silly band name for you. ”.<br />Which band?<br />six<br />
  • 10. The title "The Meccano Grape" was used when the work was initially in progress. It was, however, rejected because of the concern that the use of the Meccano trademark would attract legal action and because grapes weren’t juicy enough. What title was settled upon later?<br />seven<br />
  • 11. It epitomizes X's theory of "softness" and "hardness", which was central to his thinking at the time. As Dawn Ades wrote, "The soft watches are an unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time, a Surrealist meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order”. This interpretation suggests that X was incorporating an understanding of the world introduced by Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. When asked by Ilya Prigogine whether this was in fact the case, X replied that the soft watches were not inspired by the theory of relativity, but by the surrealist perception of a camembert cheese melting in the sun. <br />Which piece of art is being spoken about here?<br />eight<br />
  • 12. Coined by X as a variation of the Peter Principle of employee advancement. Named after X’s creation, it proposes that "the most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.“ What is the principle called?<br />nine<br />
  • 13. In a letter to Max Eastman, X suggested that his decision to employ such a unique and complex language was a direct result from his attempts to represent the night:<br />“In writing of the night I really could not, I felt I could not, use words in their ordinary connections. Used that way they do not express how things are in the night, in the different stages - the conscious, then semi-conscious, then unconscious. I found that it could not be done with words in their ordinary relations and connections. When morning comes of course everything will be clear again [...] I'll give them back their English language. I'm not destroying it for good.”<br />Who is X and what is he talking about?<br />ten<br />
  • 14. On July 17, 2009, Amazon.com withdrew certain Kindle titles, _______ and X by Y, from sale, refunded the cost to those who had purchased them, and remotely deleted these titles from purchasers' devices after discovering that the publisher lacked rights to publish the titles in question. Notes and annotations for the books made by users on their devices were left in a separate file, but "rendered useless" without the content they were directly linked to. The move prompted outcry and comparisons to X itself. Customers and commentators noted the resemblance to the censorship in the novel.<br />eleven<br />
  • 15. “I never want to fake an emotion or cheat them. I can only be sincere when I am one of the audience. I firmly believe that if I cannot sit in the theatre as a common person, I'll be finished.” <br />X on why he rarely makes an appearance in public. Although, other sources tell that this is primarily because he lisps while talking and has a surgery of the cleft upper lip. Who is the speaker?<br />twelve<br />
  • 16. “To insist that the film tells the Truth is of the utmost commercial (and critical) importance to him. Again and again, we are assured, in interviews, in reviews, and eventually in writing on the screen before the film begins: <br />"This is a True Story.”<br />If it weren't the "Truth", what would redeem it from being just a classy version of your run-of-the-mill Rape n' Retribution theme that our film industry churns out every now and then? What would save it from the familiar accusation that it doesn't show India in a proper light? Exactly nothing.”<br />“It didn't matter to X who Y really was. What kind of person she was. She was a woman, wasn't she? She was raped wasn't she? So what did that make her? A Raped Woman! You've seen one, you've seen 'em all. He was in business. What the hell would he need to meet her for?”<br />thirteen<br />
  • 17. This painting gave rise to a new term. Give me the term<br />fourteen<br />
  • 18. During the filming of Death of a Gunfighter (1969), lead actor Richard Widmark was unhappy with director Robert Totten, and arranged to have him replaced by Don Siegel. Siegel later estimated that Totten had spent 25 days filming, and he had spent 9-10, and each had roughly equal footage in Siegel's final edit. But he made it clear that Widmark – rather than either director – had effectively been in charge the entire time. When the film was finished, Siegel did not want to take the credit for it, and Totten refused to take credit in his place. The DGA panel hearing the dispute agreed that the film did not represent either director's creative vision. __________ was then credited as the director.<br />Critics praised the film and its new director, with The New York Times commenting that the film was "sharply directed by _________ who has an adroit facility for scanning faces and extracting sharp background detail, and Roger Ebert commenting, "Director ____________, a name I'm not familiar with, allows his story to unfold naturally."<br />fifteen<br />
  • 19. In 1943, X joined the advertising agency, D.J. Keymer, as a "junior visualiser”. Although visual design was something close to his heart, and for the most part he was treated well, X felt that "the clients were generally stupid." Soon after, X also became involved with Signet Press. He was asked to create cover designs for books published from Signet Press and was given complete artistic freedom. He designed covers for many books, including Jim Corbett's Maneaters of Kumaon, and Jawaharlal Nehru's Discovery of India. He also worked on a children's version of _________, a classic novel by ________, renamed as _______ (The mango-seed whistle). <br />sixteen<br />
  • 20. X practiced his art under the name Paul van Ryssel. His most famous work is a sketch of Y on his death bed and can be seen here. X’s son, Paul Louis, became an art dealer after inheriting hundreds of works of art from his father. Like his father, he was also an amateur artist, and painted under the name Louis van Ryssel. He kept the family tradition going by also sketching Y on his death bed. <br />seventeen<br />
  • 21. “_______was born with no body, no arms, and no legs. All he had was a head. But despite this major birth defect, his parents still loved him very much. So on his sixteenth birthday, his parents found a doctor that could surgically give ____ a body. When the parents got home, they couldn't wait to tell him that he could finally have a body and be like other normal people. When ____ got there, they were really excited and said, "Have we got a surprise for you. It's the best present ever!" They showed him, and _______ said, "Oh no, not another fuckin' hat!“<br />Fill in the blanks.<br />eighteen<br />
  • 22. “What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca-Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca-Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca-Cola, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.“ Who is the speaker?<br />nineteen<br />
  • 23. The word itself comes from a transliteration of the Russian word for “teen.” It is a vernacular speech, composed by the youth counterculture; it is basically English, with some transliterated words from Russian, patterns from Cockney rhyming slang, the King James bible, and words invented by ______ himself. All X words are concrete, lacking the complexity to discuss a subject such as philosophy. The author intended this to show the shallow nature of the juveniles’ minds. <br />twenty<br />
  • 24. Identify the artist and the subject. Part points.<br />twenty one<br />
  • 25. twenty two<br />
  • 26. Oh here's to my sweet ______.The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is _____.He will give those with him ______.There was a little tool shed where he made us suffer, sad ______.<br />Where is the above supposedly found? Not interested in the blanks.<br />twenty three<br />
  • 27. X's role in Y was based on a real life character.  ____ and his friends were visiting Bombay and they decided to visit the red light area. ____ got talking to a girl who called herself Z. According to ____ " As I left, she thanked me in a broken voice, saying that it was the first time that she had been treated with respect, in a place where she heard only abuses. I used-her exact words in the film“.<br />twenty four<br />
  • 28. Ye RukiRukiHawayein (Daman, 1951)<br />Man BhawanKeGhar aye (Chori Chori, 1956)<br />Sakhiri sun bole papihaa us paar (Miss Mary, 1957)<br />O chaandjahaanwohjaaye (Sharada, 1957), <br />Mere Mehboob Mein KyaNahi (Mere Mehboob, 1963)<br />Ai kashkisideewaneko (Aaye Din BaharKe, 1966)<br />Main Chali Main Chali (Padosan, 1968)<br />Chhaptilaksab (Main TulsiTereAanganKi, 1978) <br />Man kyunbehka (Utsav, 1984)<br />AainaHaiMeraChehra (Aaina, 1993)<br />Connect.<br />twenty five<br />
  • 29. Name : Henry Walton Jones Jr.<br />Date of Birth : July 1, 1889<br />Place of Birth : Princeton, New Jeresy<br />Family : Henry Jones, Sr (father, deceased) and Anna Jones (mother, deceased)<br />Spouse : Marion Ravenwood<br />Children : One son - Henry Jones<br />Siddhartha: Nationality: Scottish American<br />Nicknames : Junior, X<br />twenty six<br />
  • 30. This country was in civil war from January 16, 2004 to November 2004. When the war began, the president of the country was held hostage and a new regime was installed. There was a lot of fighting taking place and most of the northern area was taken over by rebels during the course of the war. It borders Russia and its language is similar to a dialect of Russian. The National Anthem sounds similar to that of Albania.<br />Which country?<br />twenty seven<br />
  • 31. Common practice in middle-management is to impose unreasonable work demands on subordinates. Upon completion of the task or tasks in question, equal or higher work demands are then imposed; moreover, no credit, acknowledgement, or overt appreciation is demonstrated by way of recognition.  This is frequently called X Syndrome is an analogical reference to the role of the king in the story of X. <br />twenty eight<br />
  • 32. "X is a phenomenal instrument. one of those freaks of nature that come very rarely in a hundred years. Clear and penetrating, X has a brilliant metallic timbre and yet remains warm, with a gorgeous romantic heen, an unforced, open throated quality..." says conducter Richard Bonynge.<br />What is Bonynge talking about?<br />twenty nine<br />
  • 33. Around 2000, AT&T noticed a slight dip in sales. Marketing executives believed that this was because the product wasn’t being advertised enough and devised an advertising strategy that saw the company sales increase considerably. What did they come up with?<br />thirty<br />
  • 34. The painting below has an interesting reason why it was commissioned. Tell me what you can about it and I’ll decide how many points I want to give you.<br />thirty one<br />
  • 35. The premiere of this piece involved one of the most famous classical music riots in history. The intensely rhythmic score and primitive scenario shocked audiences more accustomed to the demure conventions of classical ballet. Vaslav Nijinsky's choreography was a radical departure from classical ballet. Y would later write in his autobiography of the process of working with Nijinsky on the choreography, stating that "the poor boy knew nothing of music" and that Nijinsky "had been saddled with a task beyond his capacity." While Y praised Nijinsky's amazing dance talent, he was frustrated working with him on choreography.<br />In 1973, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein said of one passage of X, "That page is sixty years old, but it's never been topped for sophisticated handling of primitive rhythms...", and of the work as a whole, "...it's also got the best dissonances anyone ever thought up, and the best asymmetries and polytonalities and polyrhythms and whatever else you care to name.“<br />X was further popularized through Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), an animated feature film in which original animated images and stories were combined with works of classical music.<br />thirty two<br />
  • 36.  The film The Wild One featured two motorcycle gangs _____, led by Lee Marvin's character, and Y, led by Marlon Brando's character. In a reference to the story that X took their name from one motorcycle gang, Peter Hayes, guitarist, and bassist Robert Levon Been, originally named their band "The Other Gang", but switched to Y when The Other Gang didn't catch on.<br />thirty three<br />
  • 37. James Newell "Jim" Osterberg, Jr.<br />thirty four<br />
  • 38. Alfred Hitchcock told French director François Truffaut:<br />There are two men sitting in a train going to Scotland and one man says to the other, "Excuse me, sir, but what is that strange parcel you have on the luggage rack above you?", "Oh", says the other, "that's a _______.", "Well", says the first man, "what's a ______?", The other answers, "It's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands.", "But", says the first man, "there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands.", "Well", says the other, "then that's no ________."<br />thirty five<br />
  • 39. In a Variety interview discussing _______, Y said: "I'm not against the word... and I use it, but X is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man?”. X responded on Charlie Rose by stating:<br />“As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are, alright. And to say that I can't do that because I'm white, but the Hughes brothers can do that because they're black, that is racist. That is the heart of racism, alright. And I do not accept that ... That is how a segment of the black community that lives in Compton, lives in Inglewood, where _______ takes place, that lives in Carson, that is how they talk. I'm telling the truth. It would not be questioned if I was black, and I resent the question because I'm white. I have the right to tell the truth. I do not have the right to lie.”<br />thirty six<br />
  • 40. "When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.” Who is the speaker?<br />thirty seven<br />
  • 41. “To talk about X, I must start by saying that that I worship him. How great a filmmaker he was is not that important to me. To me, the most significant part is his greatness as a human being. You see, my cousin brought him here from Dhaka as a third assistant. At that time I was a school student and knew next to nothing about films. Then X used to carry me and take me to New Theatres. Back then you could not get the doors opened easily and the gatekeepers were really strict about not letting anyone go near the sets. Not that it has changed much. Anyways, yes, I have worked with X. X groomed  me and used to love me immensely. It is up to you to discuss and criticize his work, but I know what kind of a person he was. I used to travel around with X and worked extremely hard. That's all. He was a family friend, so what more can I say about him? Whatever I say will be "biased". To speak about him is to speak about our family, our own history.” X and the speaker please.<br />thirty eight<br />
  • 42. After Book magazine named _______ the greatest fictional character of the 20th century in 2002, the Village Voice wrote a humour column about X. Author Ed Park jokingly aped ________'s style (“Y aficionados—folks who lash words and (alas!) brains so as to omit particular symbols—did in fact gasp, saying, 'Hold that ringing communication tool for a bit! What about X?'").<br />thirty nine<br />
  • 43. References in the last verse to X are perhaps the most discussed. _____, a fan of Mickey Mantle, was asked during an intermission on The Dick Cavett Show why Mantle wasn’t mentioned in the song instead of X. _____ replied, "It's about syllables, Dick. It's about how many beats there are." For himself, X initially complained that he had not gone anywhere, but soon dropped his complaints after a cordial meeting with ______when he explained what the lines meant. In a New York Times op-ed in March 1999, shortly after X's death, Simon discussed this meeting and explained that the line was meant as a sincere tribute to X's unpretentious heroic stature, in a time when popular culture magnifies and distorts how we perceive our heroes. He further reflected: "In these days of Presidential transgressions and apologies and prime-time interviews about private sexual matters, we grieve for X and mourn the loss of his grace and dignity, his fierce sense of privacy, his fidelity to the memory of his wife and the power of his silence." Simon subsequently performed Y at Yankee Stadium in X's honor in April of the same year.<br />forty<br />
  • 44. forty one<br />
  • 45. The original, dating back to 1952 is owned by Steven Spielberg, who has no intentions of selling it. Market buzz places the value of the item at over $100000.<br />Done largely in blue, it has three people cowering up against a wall while their shadow lengthens in their direction.<br />What am I talking about?<br />forty two<br />
  • 46. Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die?Y: Who, Salman Rushdie?Robertson: Yes.Y: Yes, yes.Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?Y: Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act - perhaps, yes.[Some minutes later, Robertson on the subject of a protest where an effigy of the author is to be burned]Robertson: Would you be part of that protest, Y, would you go to a demonstration where you knew that an effigy was going to be burned?Y: I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing<br />forty three<br />
  • 47. What term used anecdotally or in editorial media refers to objections against the killing of animals that are perceived as "cute" or "adorable", such as dolphins, while there may be little or no objection to the suffering of organisms that are perceived as somehow repulsive or less than desirable, such as pigs or an endangered fungusand other woodland creatures?<br />forty four<br />
  • 48. I have snipped this directly from Wikipedia. Which song’s wiki article did I snip it from? Also give me the artist. Nothing else will do.<br />forty five<br />
  • 49. It was inspired by the magazine ‘Black Mask’, the cover of an issue of which is shown below. The 1967 film trilogy ‘Black Sabbath’ was also a major inspiration. What name was it finally given?<br />forty six<br />
  • 50. William EwartFairbairn was a British soldier, police officer, and exponent of hand-to-hand combat method, the Close combat, for the Shanghai police between the World Wars, and allied special forces in World War II. He developed his own fighting system known as Defendu, as well as other weapons tactics. Notably, this included innovative pistol shooting techniques and the development of the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.<br />According to the television series Secrets of War, what was he a major inspiration for?<br />forty seven<br />
  • 51. 1990 Saga Africa<br />1991 Black & What (including single Saga Africa)<br />1993 Urban Tribu<br />1998 ZamZam<br />2000 ____________<br />2003 Pokhara<br />2005 Métisse<br />2006 Charango (including single Aux arbrescitoyens)<br />2010 Frontières<br />Whose discography? <br />Hint : Pre-1990, he was busy doing something else.<br />forty eight<br />
  • 52. On 9th June, 1972, nine-year-old Kim was horribly burned during a bombing raid on her village. A newspaper picture, taken by Nick Ut, went around the world. When captain John Plummer, the US Army officer responsible for the attack, saw the photo, he thought he could never forgive himself.<br />Because of the photograph, Nick Ut went on to win a Pulitzer, as well as the world press ‘Best Photo of the Year’. John Plummer left the services and became a preacher. In 1996, Kim publicly forgave him. <br />Give me the name of the photograph. The funda will get you points if nobody gives me the answer.<br />forty nine<br />
  • 53. Who/ What is this coin commemorating?<br />fifty<br />

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