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Fresher's MELA Quiz '13 Mains

  1. 1. Rules  +10/0 for direct question  +10/0 for passed question  +20/-10 for Pounce  This round will first go clockwise, then anti-clockwise
  2. 2. 1. 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?
  3. 3. UB40
  4. 4. 2. What is this a schematic of?
  5. 5. Sherlock Mind Palace
  6. 6. 3. 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
  7. 7. Kim by Eminem
  8. 8. 4. 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 Intelligent design. Identify X.
  9. 9. March Of The Penguins
  10. 10. 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?
  11. 11. X: Broom Y: Cleansweep Z : Nimbus
  12. 12. 6. Identify X and Give Funda •Bartholomew •James •Andrew •Y •Peter •John •X •Thomas •James the Greater •Philip •Matthew •Jude •Simon
  13. 13. X:Jesus Y: Judas, Order of sitting in ‘The Last Supper’
  14. 14. 7. 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.
  15. 15. Avengers
  16. 16. 8. List of What (in chronological order)?  Santa Claus  Santa Claus  Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks  Scrooge McDuck  Scrooge McDuck  Carlisle Cullen  Scrooge McDuck  Smaug
  17. 17. Richest fictional character list published by Forbes
  18. 18. 9. 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.) Identify X?
  19. 19. Salaam Bombay
  20. 20. 10. 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. Identify ‘X’.
  21. 21. X : Gollem Y:Gollum
  22. 22. 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 Communist Party? 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.
  23. 23. Hollywood Blacklist
  24. 24. 12. 'Mortimer and Happy? That’s all you could come up with?' X and Y have only appeared on-screen together once. This momentous occasion took place for about 30 seconds during the 1988 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. What?
  25. 25. Mickey Mouse n Bugs Bunny
  26. 26. Scoring Rules  One team correct 25 points each  Two or 3 teams correct 15 points each  4 or 5 teams correct 10 points each  6 teams correct 5 points each
  27. 27. Audio-Visual Half  Answer the given question on the basis of the audio- video clip being played.
  28. 28. 1. What comes next?
  29. 29. Frankly my dear I don’t give it damn
  30. 30. 2. Identify the product being advertised.
  31. 31. Condom
  32. 32. 3. Identify the Female Singer
  33. 33. Priyanka Chopra
  34. 34. 4. Identify the Theme Song
  35. 35. Age of Empires III
  36. 36. 300
  37. 37. Beta
  38. 38. Reservoir Dogs
  39. 39. Matrix
  40. 40. Rules  +10/0 for direct question  +10/0 for passed question  +20/-10 for Pounce  This round will first go anti-clockwise, then clockwise
  41. 41. 1. 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  X Who is X?
  42. 42. Sherlock Holmes
  43. 43. 2. The phrase X is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films. 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, Maggie. Congratulations." 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?
  44. 44. X : May the force be with you Y : May the fourth be with you.
  45. 45. 3. Something iconic is being shot. What?
  46. 46. 4. 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.
  47. 47. Under the Bridge
  48. 48. 5. 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?
  49. 49. Pink Floyd, The Division Bell
  50. 50. 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!
  51. 51. Abuses by Captain Haddock
  52. 52. 7. 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.
  53. 53. Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone
  54. 54. 8. Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock Three geese in a flock One flew East One flew West And __________________________
  55. 55. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
  56. 56. 9. 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?
  57. 57. 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”
  58. 58. 10. Whose visiting card?
  59. 59. James Bond
  60. 60. 11. 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. Gimme __________
  61. 61. Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi
  62. 62. 12.
  63. 63. Stephen King
  64. 64. Scoring Rules  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 .