Fresher's Quiz '13 MELA Prelims

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Fresher's Quiz '13 MELA Prelims

  1. 1. Freshers’ MELA Quiz Quiz Club, IITK welcomes you to
  2. 2. And Presenting your Quizmasters • Raunak Raj • Enayat Ullah • Shashank Bhandari • Rishav Raj Agarwal
  3. 3. General Instructions • Split up into teams of three • Keep some space between you and your neighbouring team • Grab a paper and a pen • And, “Let it Rip” *P.S. By participating in this quiz, you have agreed that if any one of us invents time travel in future, we’ll come back to the this moment to test it on.
  4. 4. Prelims
  5. 5. Specific Rules • Each question is worth 1 point, unless mentioned otherwise. • There will be four starred questions for tiebreakers. • Let the Games begin! *Justin Bieber references will be frowned upon
  6. 6. 1. Identify the map shown.
  7. 7. Malgudi
  8. 8. 2. The book is divided in 5 parts • Mitra-bheda • Mitra-labha or Mitra-samprapti • Kakolukiyam • Labdhapranasam • Apariksitakarakam Name of the book?
  9. 9. Panchtantra
  10. 10. 3. Where would you find this quotation “I show not your face but your hearts desire”?
  11. 11. Mirror of Erised
  12. 12. 4. Gimme X. X was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.
  13. 13. Rudyard Kipling
  14. 14. 5. Identify this wonderful man. He is a National Award winning Indian Hindi film actor of Gujarati background who has appeared in a large of Hindi movies either playing a villain or in a comedy role, mostly.
  15. 15. Paresh Rawal
  16. 16. 6. Connect these lovely ladies.
  17. 17. Nirma Washing Powder
  18. 18. 7. Jo hai mujh mein samaya… • X is a 3 word Arabic phrase which refers to the act of manifesting, existing or being. In the Qur'an, Allah commands the universe 'to be' and 'it is'. Which 2011 popular sufi song attributes it's title from the phrase?
  19. 19. Kun Faya Kun
  20. 20. 8. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set before and during the French Revolution. Which are the two cities the novel refers to?
  21. 21. London and Paris
  22. 22. 9. There is a school for ‘Gifted Youngsters’ at 1407 Graymalkin Lane in Salem Center, a city in Westchester County, New York although every human can see it as the Westchester chapter of Jehovah’s Witnesses. What are the students who study here, collectively known as?
  23. 23. X-Men
  24. 24. 10. Give us X and Y • Svartalfheim • Niflheim • Nidavellir • Muspelheim • Jotunheim • Vanaheim • Alfheim • X • Y
  25. 25. Asgard and Midgard
  26. 26. *11. This is the present day photo of 21 year olds Spencer Elden who is not at all famous for anything today. But when he was 3 months old, he was cast in something which is still considered iconic and was apparently the unwitting star of a breakthrough feature - one that would catapult the artists to super-stardom. What was it.
  27. 27. 12. George Lazenby is last on the list of what?
  28. 28. List of actors no. of times portraying James Bond
  29. 29. 13. Connect
  30. 30. The Da Vinci Code
  31. 31. 14. 14. Connect
  32. 32. Back To The Future
  33. 33. 15. Exhaustive list of what? • Heidi Klum - (1999 - present) • Adriana Lima - (2000 - present) • Alessandra Ambrosio - (2004 - present) • Miranda Kerr - (2006 - present) • Marisa Miller - (2007- present) • Doutzen Kroes - (2008 - present)
  34. 34. Victoria Secret Angels
  35. 35. *16. Tell us the name of the movie. This movie ranks twenty-fifth on the American Film Institute(AFI)'s list of the greatest American movies of all time and also takes the first spot in AFI’s list of Ten Greatest films in the category ‘Courtroom Drama’. Also, in 2003, AFI named the protagonist ‘Atticus Finch’ the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
  36. 36. To Kill a Mocking Bird
  37. 37. *17 • Dasher • Dancer • Prancer • Vixen • Comet • Cupid • Donder • Blizten • Rudolph An Exhaustive List of what?
  38. 38. Reindeers of Santa
  39. 39. *18. Knowing that moviemakers and novelists have a penchant for naming their works from phrases in poems, identify the poet of the given stanza and the name of the critically acclaimed 2004 movie which is blanked out in the stanza. The Wikipedia page of the movie also adds that the title is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by X, 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;”
  40. 40. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  41. 41. 19. Who are these gentlemen dressed as?
  42. 42. Thomson and Thompson
  43. 43. 20. Connect?
  44. 44. Sunny Leone
  45. 45. 21. What is blacked out?
  46. 46. Life of Pi
  47. 47. 22. Connect. • 2006- Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Padm Shri Dr Nerla Venumadha, dancer Astad Deboo. • 2007-Atif Aslam, Poets of the Fall • 2008- Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Farhan Akhtar • 2009-KK, Jaded Sun • 2010-Shafqat Amanat Ali, Vasundhara Das • 2011-Sunidhi Chauhan • 2012- Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
  48. 48. Antaragni

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