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SPENT Quiz 2013 Finals

  1. 1. +10/-5 Infinite Pounce & Bounce
  2. 2. 1) Entertainers can be nominated in any one of five approved categories: Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Performance/Theatre. The images associated with the aforementioned five categories are a classic film camera, a television set, a phonograph record, a microphone and the traditional comedy/tragedy masks representing theatre. Nominated for what?
  3. 3. A) Hollywood Walk of Fame
  4. 4. 2) According to the Oxford Dictionary Online, to do this is "to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance". While the word had been around for 20 years, it was Miley Cyrus’s controversial and headline-producing dance at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013 that prompted its inclusion in the Oxford Dictionary Online. What’s the good word?
  5. 5. A) Twerk
  6. 6. 3) The logo is called "Inspiration", and was created by an agency called Africa. The design stems from an iconic photograph of three victorious hands together raising the world's most famous trophy. As well as depicting the humanitarian notion of hands interlinking, the portrayal of the hands is also symbolic of warmly welcoming the world to their country. Which logo?
  7. 7. 4) It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. What?
  8. 8. 5) Give funda.
  9. 9. A) Mario
  10. 10. 6) Till 1998, all Commonwealth Games logos had been in red, white and blue to reflect the colours of the British Union Flag. The colour yellow made its debut at the 1998 games. This was necessitated by the fact that the inspiration for the logo had yellow as an integral colour. So, what inspired the 1998 Games’ logo?
  11. 11. A) Hibiscus, the National Flower of Malaysia
  12. 12. 7) Which director founded this Academy Award- winning visual effects company in 1975?
  13. 13. A) George Lucas
  14. 14. 8) In honouring a bet made with X over whose team would win the 2010 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, Richard Branson shaved his legs, wore heels, false eyelashes, makeup and red lipstick while serving customers on an _______ flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. Give me X.
  15. 15. A) Tony Fernandes, the Air Asia CEO
  16. 16. +10/-5 Infinite Bounce & Pounce
  17. 17. 1) The title of this movie is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, the story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort: How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. _______ ________ __ ___ ________ ____! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; Which movie?
  18. 18. 2) The band’s logo is supposed to represent the mouth of frontman ____ ______. The design also drew inspiration from the Hindu goddess Kali. In the words of the designer John Pasche: “X showed me an image of the Goddess Kali which became the starting point to our discussion regarding the design of the logo. I was paid £50 for the design, which took me about a week to complete. In 1972 I was paid an additional £200 in recognition of the logo's success.” The design concept was mean to represent the band’s anti-authoritarian attitude, X's mouth and the obvious sexual connotations. Which band?
  19. 19. 3) Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed to have perceived the entire course of this poem in a dream, but was interrupted while in the process of writing it. Only 54 lines long, the poem was subsequently never completed. In Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, the title character saves the world, in part by time-travelling from the present day to distract Coleridge from properly remembering his dream; if Coleridge had completed the poem an alien ghost would have 'encoded' certain information within the completed work that would have allowed him to make repairs to his spaceship in the past at the cost of wiping out all life on Earth. Which poem?
  20. 20. A) Kubla Khan
  21. 21. 4) On the death of X, Jim Davis paid tribute in this fashion. Give me X. Alternatively, identify the comic strip whose characteristic style Davis has imitated here.
  22. 22. A) Charles M Schulz, the creator of Peanuts
  23. 23. 5) The Golden ____ Awards, like Hollywood's Golden Raspberry Awards are a satirical take on Bollywood that award the worst performances in Hindi cinema each year. Created by Random Magazine, winners are selected each year by an online poll and receive an award in the shape of a golden ____. FITB.
  24. 24. 6) The Marquess of Queensberry rules is a code of generally accepted rules named so because John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry publicly endorsed the code, although they were written by a sportsman named John Graham Chambers. These form the modern basis of which sport?
  25. 25. A) Boxing
  26. 26. 7) Written by Alan Moore, X is a graphic novel that depicts an alternate history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s, helping the United States to win the Vietnam War. The story focuses on the personal development and struggles of the protagonists as an investigation into the murder of a government sponsored superhero pulls them out of retirement. It is frequently considered by several critics and reviewers as comics' greatest series and graphic novel. Give me X.
  27. 27. 8) X was the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post in 1972 about the involvement of United States President Richard Nixon's administration in what came to be known as the Watergate scandal. The scandal eventually lead to the resignation of President Nixon. The secret informant was dubbed X as an allusion to the deep background status of his information and to the pornographic movie which was a cause of controversy at the time. Give me X.
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  54. 54. +5*(t-n) Where t: total teams n: teams that get it right When t=n: Slow Clap!
  55. 55. 1) He once said, “I don't paint things the way I see them, but the way I think them.” Whose self-portrait in his characteristic style of painting?
  56. 56. A) Picasso
  57. 57. 2) The move consists of a combination of five strikes to pressure points on the target's body. After the target has taken five steps, their heart explodes in their body. This move was taught to Beatrix Kiddo by Pai Mei, and used by Beatrix to accomplish a certain objective which essentially is the basis of a cult classic. What is being talked about?
  58. 58. A) Picasso
  59. 59. 3) Give me the funda.
  60. 60. A) Michael Vaughan accused VVS Laxman of using vaseline on his bat to avoid detection by hotspot.
  61. 61. 4) Despite the fact that the song is named after X, it was written in an area that the band called "the waste lands" of Southern Morocco, while driving in the Sahara Desert. “The whole inspiration came from the fact that the road went on and on and on. It was a single-track road which neatly cut through the desert. Two miles to the East and West were ridges of sandrock. It basically looked like you were driving down a channel, this dilapidated road, and there was seemingly no end to it.” At the time the song was composed, none of the band members had ever been to X. However every time we listen to this song, our thoughts do tend to veer towards X. Give me X. AUDIO
  62. 62. A) Kashmir
  63. 63. 5) The ____are small, yellow, cylindrical, creatures who have one or two eyes and are one of the most notable characters in the films. They are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that endears them to viewers and makes them relatable. They can be pesky when they are doing weird interactions with other people, animals, or objects.
  64. 64. A) Minions
  65. 65. 6) The event in question is based on two real events in history. One was a case called The Black Dinner. The king of Scotland was fighting the Black Douglas clan. He reached out to make peace. He offered the young Earl of Douglas safe passage. He came to Edinburgh Castle and had a great feast. Then at the end of the feast, [the king's men] started pounding on a single drum. They brought out a covered plate and put it in front of the Earl and revealed it was the head of a black boar — the symbol of death. And as soon as he saw it, he knew what it meant. They dragged them out and put them to death in the courtyard. The larger instance was the Glencoe Massacre. Clan MacDonald stayed with the Campbell clan overnight and the laws of hospitality supposedly applied. But the Campbells arose and started butchering every MacDonald they could get their hands on. Which event am I talking about?
  66. 66. A) The Red Wedding
  67. 67. Thank You!