The MELA Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

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The MELA Quiz (Prelims) at the NSIT Quiz Fest 2014, conducted by the NSIT Quiz Club from 21st-23rd Feb.

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The MELA Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

  1. 1. MELA Quiz Prelims NSIT Quiz Fest 2014
  2. 2. Q1.ID.
  3. 3. • The Brady Bunch meeting the Jacksons
  4. 4. Q2 • ID the film.
  5. 5. • The Eternal Jew
  6. 6. Q3. ID the person in the video. <video in next slide>
  7. 7. <Video>
  8. 8. Ringo Starr
  9. 9. Q4. • Whose patent?
  10. 10. • Harry Houdini
  11. 11. Q5. • ID
  12. 12. • Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca
  13. 13. Q6. When asked about his likeness in the film Y, X replied: “One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case. Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind.”
  14. 14. • X – Lawrence Summers • Y – The Social Network
  15. 15. Q7. • The name of the band X was suggested by a friend of the band’s vocalist, Raymond Pettibon (who also designed the band’s logo), who stated, “If a ______ _______ represents surrender, an X represents anarchy.
  16. 16. • Black Flag
  17. 17. Q8. • A traditional Irish song, it is set in the southern mountains of Ireland with specific mentions of Cork, Kerry and Fenit. It is about a highwayman who is betrayed by his lover. It has been covered by many bands over the years, with one such cover going on to win a Grammy.
  18. 18. • Whiskey in the Jar
  19. 19. Q9. • While many today would say that any misfortune surrounding a production is mere coincidence, actors and other theatre people often consider it bad luck to mention X by name while inside a theatre, and sometimes refer to it indirectly. • To say the name of X inside a theatre is believed to doom the production to failure, and perhaps cause physical injury or death to cast members. There are stories of accidents, misfortunes and even deaths taking place during runs of X. • Several methods exist to dispel the curse, depending on the actor. One, attributed to Michael York, is to immediately leave the building the stage is in with the person who uttered the name, walk around it three times, spit over their left shoulders, say an obscenity then wait to be invited back into the building. A related practice is to spin around three times as fast as possible on the spot, sometimes accompanied by spitting over their shoulder, and uttering an obscenity.
  20. 20. • Macbeth
  21. 21. Q10. • X Circle, named for X Y from Z, was founded in late 2004 by Anne Wynne after 11 states passed what she considered anti-gay "Discrimination Amendments". Wynne is straight and noticed the lack of organizations catering to straight allies. • X Circle's official mission statement describes the organization and its aims thus: • X Circle educates and mobilizes fair-minded straight people to advance equal rights for LGBT partners, parents, and their children. To accomplish our goal, X Circle will focus its efforts on education, policy development, and legal advocacy. • X Y’s willingness to support social outcasts and victims of prejudice is the eponymous inspiration for the name of the X Circle. The Circle is an organization composed of "straight allies", heterosexual persons supportive of the LGBT rights movement.
  22. 22. • Atticus Finch
  23. 23. Q11. Tribute to whom? <Video on next slide>
  24. 24. <Video>
  25. 25. Hayao Miyazaki
  26. 26. Q12. • Scholar Hilda Ellis Davidson (1965) comments on the usage of the X as a symbol of Y: – The protective sign of the hammer was worn by women, as we know from the fact that it has been found in women's graves. It seems to have been used by the warrior also, in the form of the X. [...] Primarily it appears to have had connections with light and fire, and to have been linked with the sun-wheel. It may have been on account of Y's association with _________ that this sign was used as an alternative to the hammer, for it is found on memorial stones besides inscriptions to Y. When we find it on the pommel of a warrior's sword and on his sword-belt, the assumption is that the warrior was placing himself under X’s protection.
  27. 27. • X – Swastika • Y – Thor
  28. 28. Q13. • In 1976, P became unexpectedly pregnant from her brief relationship with Q and gave birth to future actress & model R. But P initially named the daughter ___ Rundgren and claimed that Todd Rundgren was the biological father to protect the child from Q's drug addiction. R was 9 years old when she discovered that Y was her father. • When R was 16 she was cast in a music video for Q’s band. The decision to cast her in the video for “S" was based on the video's creators having seen her in a Pantene commercial, with absolutely no knowledge her father was in the band. • The video was very film-like and depicted the two as schoolgirls who skip class and run away, driving off in a black Ford Mustang convertible. The two use their good looks to take advantage of a service station clerk, and needing money, enter an amateur pole-dancing competition. The video is noteworthy for its very risque and suggestive sexual scenes, some of which seem to suggest lesbianism in the characters. The video also shows the similarities in stage moves of Q & R. • Give Q and R.
  29. 29. • P-Bebe Buell • Q-Steven Tyler • R-Liv Tyler • S- Crazy
  30. 30. Q14. • The Associated Press determined that the inspiration behind X was an AP photograph and its use required permission. Although the original photographer Mannie Garcia said he was proud of the use of his photo and the effect it had, he said he did not condone people taking things without permission. However, Y, the creator of X, argued that his behaviour qualified as fair use and did not constitute improper appropriation. Ultimately, AP and Y settled out of court, with Y promising to collaborate with AP on a series of works in the future. X or Y.
  31. 31. • Barack Obama’s Hope Poster • Shepard Fairey
  32. 32. Q15. • X, founded in 1992, were an American rock and roll band, consisting of published writers, most of them both amateur musicians and popular English-language book, magazine, and newspaper authors. • The band took its self-mocking name from the publishing term "remaindered book", a work of which the unsold remainder of the publisher's stock of copies is sold at a reduced price. Their performances collectively raised $2 million for charity from their concerts. • The band's members have included Dave Barry, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Cynthia Heimel, Sam Barry, Ridley Pearson, Scott Turow, Joel Selvin, James McBride, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount, Jr., Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Fulghum, Matt Groening, Tad Bartimus, Greg Iles, Aron Ralston and honorary member Maya Angelou among others, as well as professional musicians like multi-instrumentalist (and author) Al Kooper, drummer Josh Kelly, and saxophonist Erasmo Paulo. • X performed together for the last time on the August 6, 2012 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  33. 33. • X – The Rock Bottom Remainders
  34. 34. Q16. • Scholar Hilda Ellis Davidson (1965) comments on the usage of the X as a symbol of Y: – The protective sign of the hammer was worn by women, as we know from the fact that it has been found in women's graves. It seems to have been used by the warrior also, in the form of the X. [...] Primarily it appears to have had connections with light and fire, and to have been linked with the sun-wheel. It may have been on account of Y's association with _________ that this sign was used as an alternative to the hammer, for it is found on memorial stones besides inscriptions to Y. When we find it on the pommel of a warrior's sword and on his sword-belt, the assumption is that the warrior was placing himself under X’s protection.
  35. 35. • X – Swastika • Y – Thor
  36. 36. Q17. • A X is a type of nut with two large metal “______", one on each side, so it can be easily tightened and loosened by hand without tools. • A similar fastener with a male thread is known as ______ bolt. • In a drum kit, X’s are used extensively for securing a suspended cymbal on the mounting bolt of a cymbal stand, for securing an adjustment on a stand and in connection with memory. • X also refers to an American political term used as a slur referring to a person who holds extreme, and often irrational, political views usually with a religious overtone.
  37. 37. • Wingnut, Wingnut films is the name of Peter Jackson’s film production company. Recently, Jackson and Microsoft Game Studios teamed up to form a new game studio called Wingnut Interactive.
  38. 38. Q18. George H.W. Bush, trailing Democrat Michael Dukakis in the heat of the 1988 presidential campaign, briefly but seriously considered X to be his running mate. X had served one term as mayor of the conservative ocean side community Carmel, Calif., from 1986-1988. Former Bush campaign chairman and Secretary of State James Baker said, “When we were way behind. Honestly, X was suggested in not an altogether unserious – Well, he was a mayor. He was a Republican mayor.” When asked about the proposition in 2011, X responded, “No, I didn’t know. But I would have said, “I want to be the first part of the ticket…why would I want to play a supporting role?” ID X.
  39. 39. • Clint Eastwood
  40. 40. Q19. • Having held military positions that required him to be, in his own words, "mean" and "tough," "the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work," X decided that if he ever moved on from the military, "it wasn't going to be that way any more," vowing "never to scream again.” Before X’s show, he also had to find a way to cut back on spending, so he decided to have his hair permed, just so he could save money on haircuts. The perm hairstyle was not comfortable for him, but ultimately became an iconic feature of his.
  41. 41. • Bob Ross
  42. 42. Q20. • Look at Your Game Girl was a song written and recorded by X in September 1967. Royalties from the song helped pay for X’s defense during a court trial. A cover version appeared on the 1993 Guns N’ Roses album “The Spaghetti Incident?” at Axl Rose’s behest despite opposition from his band members. X?
  43. 43. • Charles Manson
  44. 44. Q20. • “Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff. It's an old thing — it's part of the tradition. It goes way back. These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable [sic] to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil motherfuckers can rot in hell!” • Whose words?
  45. 45. • Bob Dylan
  46. 46. Q21.
  47. 47. Q22. • On 12 November 2013, one of X’s works sold at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York for $58.4m, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. Critics have described his art as both pioneering as well as kitsch. X himself has stated that there are no hidden meanings in his art.
  48. 48. • Jeff Koons, famous for his stainless steel balloon animals
  49. 49. Q23.ID.
  50. 50. • Warren Buffett

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