1) Entertainers can be nominated in any one of five
approved categories: Motion
Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
_______ ________ __ ___ ________ ____!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
A) Michael Vaughan accused VVS Laxman of using
vaseline on his bat to avoid detection by hotspot.
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
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.
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
Which event am I talking about?