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+10/0 for passed question
+20/-10 for Pounce
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This British band began as friends who knew each other
from various schools across Birmingham. The name of
the band was selected in reference to the signing-on
document issued to people claiming unemployment
benefit from the UK government's Department of
Health and Social Security (DHSS) at the time of the
band's formation. Which band?
The song X was one of the most reviled, hated, and
celebrated rap songs in history. It was condemned by
politicians and parents for its graphic language and depiction
of domestic abuse. The song samples “When the Levee
Breaks” by Led Zeppelin and features an additional piano riff
playing over it. Released a little over a year after the
Columbine High School Massacre, the song was censored
upon release due to its reference to Y’s(The artist) killing a
four year old boy. The song famously ends with the sound of
Y’s cutting X’s throat, yelling “Bleed, Bitch! Bleed,” and
dragging her body into the trunk of a car. This song was so
hardcore the person to whom X was “dedicated”, tried to
commit suicide after this. Find X and Y
X is possibly the only film on which both Morgan Freeman
and Amitabh Bachchan have worked. X received an academy
award in 2005. It took one year for the two isolated
cinematographers Laurent Chalet and Jérôme Maison to
shoot the film, which was shot around the French scientific
base of Dumont d'Urville in Adélie Land.
In spite of being an exceptional film, X has attracted some
controversy amongst social/ political commentators on
monogamy and between atheists and proponents of
5. I Summon You, Thunderblaze
"In 1926 the brothers Bob, BIll and Barnamaby Ollerton
formed the Y X Company.
Their first model Y One was produced ijn large
quantities and was an instant hit. In 1967,
the Z Racing X Company overtook the Y X Company. The
Z X's combined reliability and easy handling,
and became a favourite for teams across Europe."
This is the history of X's in a certain movie universe.
What is being talked about?
6. Identify X and Give Funda
•James the Greater
X:Jesus Y: Judas, Order of sitting in
‘The Last Supper’
History of creation of a famous group in pop-culture
“Biophysicist and Security Operations Center expert Dr.
Henry 'Hank' Pym decided to become a superhero after
discovering a chemical substance that would allow the user to
alter his size. Armed with a helmet that could control ants,
Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become
the mystery-solving Ant-Man. He soon shared his discovery
with his girlfriend, Janet Van Dyne, who became his crime-
fighting partner as the Wasp. The duo would become
founding members of _________________, fighting recurring
enemies such as the mad scientist Egghead, the mutant
Whirlwind,and Pym's own robotic creation Ultron.”
Identify the group.
List of What (in chronological order)?
Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks
Richest fictional character list
published by Forbes
X is a 1988 Hindi film directed by Mira Nair, based on the
day-to-day life of children living on the streets of Mumbai.
The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature
Film in Hindi, the National Board of Review Award for Top
Foreign Film and is was among the list of "The Best 1,000
Movies Ever Made" by the New York Times.
The film was accepted as India's submission to be nominated
for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film(Only
two other bollywood movies have achieved this feat.)
In Jewish folklore, an X is an animated anthropomorphic being, created
entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an
amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing. The
most famous X narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-
century rabbi of Prague. There are many tales differing on how the X was
brought to life and afterwards controlled.
X is also found in the “Pokedex” at number 76. In this context; X is able to
withdraw its head, arms, and legs into its shell and roll at high speeds,
usually causing small earthquakes when doing so.
Fans of Tolkien’s trilogy claim that Y (A character in his trilogy) is actually
an allusion to X from Jewish folklore.
11.The following transcript of an excerpt from the interrogation of screenwriter John Howard
Lawson by HUAC chairman J. Parnell Thomas
Thomas: Are you a member of the Communist Party or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
Lawson: It's unfortunate and tragic that I have to teach this committee the basic principles of Americanism.
Thomas: That's not the question. That's not the question. The question is—have you ever been a member of the
Lawson: I am framing my answer in the only way in which any American citizen can frame his answer to...
Thomas: Then you deny it?
Lawson: ...a question that invades his...absolutely invades his privacy.
Thomas: Then you deny... You refuse to answer that question, is that correct?
Lawson: I have told you that I will offer my beliefs, my affiliations and everything else to the American public and they will
know where I stand as they do from what I have written.
Thomas: Stand away from the stand...
Lawson: I have written for Americanism for many years...
Thomas: Stand away from the stand...
Lawson: And I shall continue to fight for the Bill of Rights, which you are trying to destroy.
Thomas: Officer, take this man away from the stand
What followed this investigation of Lawson and 9 other hollywood screenwriters/directors which had deep impact on the
industry which can still be seen in the present when Dalton Trumbo was finally give due credit in 2011 for screenwriting
'Roman Holiday" in 1953.
12. 'Mortimer and Happy? That’s all you could come up
X and Y have only appeared on-screen together once.
This momentous occasion took place for about 30 seconds during the
film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Getting these colossi together took
some doing, however. Fortunately, the man who was able to accomplish
this task was none other than acclaimed director and producer Steven
Spielberg. Several years prior, W had taken on the expensive budget for
the Spielberg flick Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Newly-elected as the CEO of Z, W hoped Spielberg would return the favor
with Roger Rabbit. As W had believed, Spielberg was able to deliver in a
very big way. The one caveat was that Y's company demanded that Y only
be featured in scenes opposite X and that the pair had to speak the same
number of words of dialogue.
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+10/0 for passed question
+20/-10 for Pounce
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Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Society of Chemistry,2002
Professor Henri B Kagan HonFRSC
Sir Thomas Fulton Wilson McKillop HonFRSC FRSE FRS
Professor Sir John Edward Sulston HonFRSC FRS
Professor Kurt Wuthrich HonFRSC HonFRSE ForMemRS
Professor Ahmed Hassan Zewail HonFRSC ForMemRS
Who is X?
The phrase X is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars
But apparently, Current day Star Wars fans were not the first
to introduce the line Y(a phrase slightly altered from X) :
when Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female
Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her party placed an
advertisement in The London Evening News that said "Y,
From then onwards, May 4 is referred as Star Wars day by
Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture, books and
honour the films . What are X and Y?
X : May the force be with you
Y : May the fourth be with you.
Warner Bros. Records sent representatives to a Red Hot Chili
Peppers concert to determine which song should be their
next single. When Frusciante began playing a particular song
X, Kiedis missed his cue and the entire audience began
singing the song instead. Kiedis was initially "mortified that I
had fucked up in front of Warner's people, I apologized for
fucking up but they said 'Fucking up? Are you kidding me?
When every single kid at the show sings a song, that's our
next single” The song became a huge critical and commercial
success and it allowed the band to enter the mainstream
industry. It spent twenty-six cumulative weeks on the United
States Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 2 and is
arguably, one of the most popular songs of Red Hot Chili
Peppers. Name the song X.
X were an English rock band that achieved international
acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.
Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic
experimentation, and elaborate live shows, they are one of
the most commercially successful and musically influential
groups in the history of popular music.
Apparently, some unusual extra hands went into the making
of their last album Y, which came out in 1994.
Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the
Galaxy, named it, and the scientist Stephen Hawking makes a
guest appearance on it.
What is X and Y?
6. What is the connect?
Baboons! Baby-snatchers! Bagpipers! Bald-headed
budgerigar! Bandits! Bashi-bazouks! Bath-tub Admiral!
Beast! Belemnite! Big-head ! Billions of blue blistering boiled
and barbecued barnacles ! Billions of billious barbecued blue
blistering barnacles! Billions of Bilious Blue
BlisteringBarnacles! Billions of bilious blue blistering
barnacles in a thundering typhoon! Billions of Blue Blistering
Barnacles! Black beetles! Black Marketers! Blackamoor!
Blackbird! Blackguards! Blithering Bombardier! Blistering
Barnacles! Blistereing blundering bird-brain! Bloodsuckers!
Blue blistering barnacles! Blue Blistering Bell-Bottomed
Balderdash! Blunderbuss! Bodysnatcher! Bootlegger! Borgia!
Bougainvillea! Brat! Breathalyser! Brigands! Brutes!
Bucaneers! Bully! Butcher!
X an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has
been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five
decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he
was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social
unrest. A number of X’s anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war
movements is recordings employing electric instruments attracted
denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement. He has
won several accolades like Grammies and academy awards, the latest
being the President’s Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. He has also
been associated with great bands like Grateful dead and Mark Knophler.
He is most famous for this particular song Y which Z (an iconic artist
himself), in his speech for X inauguration into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame, said that on first hearing the single, "that snare shot sounded like
somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind". This song sits at no 1 in
Rolling stone magazines top 500 songs of all time. Identify X and Y.
On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese, Tiresias, a Greek
prophet came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit
the pair a smart blow with his stick. Hera was not
pleased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him
into a woman. After seven years as a woman, Tiresias
again found mating snakes and she probably trampled
on them. As a result, Tiresias was released from his
sentence and permitted to regain his masculinity. Later,
Tiresias helped in settling a heated dispute between
Zeus and Hera. What was the dispute all about?
Who experiences more pleasure
while having sex. BTW the answer
to the dispute is women have more
pleasure. According to him - "Of
ten parts a man enjoys one only”
An Okinawan Japanese immigrant to the United States, _________
learned karate originally from
his father, who had been a fisherman. _________ initially had a job
working for the father of his
best friend, Sato, who was also taught karate by __________'s
father. When ________ fell in love with
a young woman named Yukie, who was arranged to marry Sato,
Sato felt dishonoured by this, and
challenged _________ to a fight to the death. To avoid the fight,
_________ left Okinawa and immigrated
to the United States.
Each team shall get one category chosen by fate.
In one minute, you have the chance to answer 12 questions
worth 5 points each.
A one-time bonus if you manage to get 5 questions right in
a row, worth 10 points.
If you are the Chosen One, and you manage to answer all 12
questions, you shall get a handsome bonus worth 30 points.
Questions passed while answering will be returned to if
time permits, but not ones answered wrongly.
There is no negative marking :D .