Prelims

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Prelims of SpEnt quiz done at Reverberates 6 in Calicut on 3rd June 2011 by your truly and Jithin Jacob

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Prelims

  1. 1. Jithin & Raouf
  2. 2. Jeff Dowd is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer.During the Vietnam War, he was involved in violent anti warprotests as a member of the Seattle Liberation Front, aradical anti-Vietnam War movement, based in Seattle,Washington. He was also a part of the Seattle Seven, a groupof 7 members of SLF prosecuted on charges of inciting ariot and conspiracy to damage the Seattle Federal Buildingon February 17, 1970. Even though the prosecution was notsuccessful, he was found guilty of contempt of court andsentenced to six months of which he served three.What was his childhood nickname? 1
  3. 3.  The Dude Inspired Jeff Bridges’s character in The Big Lebowski
  4. 4. Fill in the blanks of this song written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society._____ _____ _____ ____ ____ ________? I dontHave flashy flunkies everywhere? I dontWho wants the bother of a country estate?A country estate is something Id hate_____ _____ _____ ____ ____ ________? I dontAnd go to every swell affair?Who wants to ride behind a liveried chauffeur?A liveried chauffeur, do I want? No sir 2
  5. 5.  Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
  6. 6. Before which game was this photograph taken?3
  7. 7.  USA vs Iran 1998 FIFA World Cup
  8. 8. X is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and isalso the name of one of the towns in the island. Its name isderived from Spanish and is a reference to its size. It is apopular tourist destination for scuba diving and fishing.Map of X on next slide.X? 4
  9. 9.  Key Largo
  10. 10. This is the first of the 3 short stories in Treehouse of HorrorV, the sixth episode of The Simpsons’ sixth season.Which movie does this segment parody? 5
  11. 11.  The Shining
  12. 12. Fill in the blanked outportionWho would have foundthese glasses useful on 17August 2011? 6
  13. 13.  Jose Mourinho Tito Villanova, who was poked in the eye by Mou on this date.
  14. 14. The Game of Death is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts actionfilm by Bruce Lee. In 1978 a new film, also called The Gameof Death was made using portions of the original footagewith a completely new plot. A prop used in the movie is nowa Bruce Lee memorabilia and is available online for purchase.How was homage paid to the films in 2003? 7
  15. 15.  Kill Bill The Bride’s yellow and black tracksuit
  16. 16. Robert Altman’s 2001 film, Gosford Park is partly inspired from a1939 Jean Renoir film, often considered one of the greatest filmsof all time. The scene is a direct reference to the film. Which film? 8
  17. 17.  La Règle du jeu Rules of the Game
  18. 18. Who are the only father-son duo both to have won the Formula 1 Driver’s World Championship?
  19. 19.  Graham & Damon Hill
  20. 20. Whose gravestone?10
  21. 21.  Billy Wilder
  22. 22. Connect. Paganica (1st century BC, Rome) Chuiwan (8-14th century AD, China) Cambuca (12th century, England) Chambot (12th century, France) Kolven (13th century, Netherlands) 11
  23. 23.  Early forms of golf
  24. 24. In Nora Ephrons 1998romantic comedy Youve GotMail, Tom Hanks and MegRyan play bookstore ownerswho maintain an onlinefriendship without knowingeach others identities, butare adversaries in real life.Joe Fox runs Fox Books, abookstore chain, whileKathleen Kelly runs a familyrun independent bookstore.What is the name of MegRyan’s bookstore?12
  25. 25.  The Shop Around The Corner Some of the plot elements of Youve Got Mail was adapted from The Shop Around The Corner.
  26. 26. During Andre Agassi’s 1999 French Open run heinitially forgot his _____________ for the first roundmatch. He won that match and then decided to keepthe streak going. He did not use ____________ for theremainder of the tournament and went on to win thewhole thing.What was Agassi’s source of luck ? Or simply fill in theblanks. 13
  27. 27.  Underwear
  28. 28. _____________ was involved in amateur wrestling duringboth high school and college. In college at Clarion Universityof Pennsylvania, he won numerous accolades, includingbeing a two-time National Collegiate Athletic AssociationDivision I champion. After graduating, he won a gold medalin freestyle wrestling at the 1995 World WrestlingChampionships. _________ then competed in the 1996Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he won a goldmedal in heavyweight freestyle wrestling by beating AbbasJadidi of Iran in a controversial decision.Who? 14
  29. 29.  Kurt Angle , theWWE Wrestler
  30. 30. He started his film career as an assistant director in 1973. In1975, he became a lyricist and has written over 100 songs fornearly 50 films. He reached his peak as a lyricist in the late1970s and early 1980s, after which the volume of his workhas considerably reduced. Oru nimisham tharoo, Thaarakemizhiyithalil kannerumayi, Oh mrudule, Kannodu kannayaswapnangal, Manatharil ennum, Viswam kakkunna nadha aresome of his best known songs.Who? 15
  31. 31.  Sathyan Anthikkad
  32. 32. This caricature was used in theopening credits of a 1955 - 62television series. The minimalistself caricature drawing wascomposed of just nine strokesand was the work of the producerand host of the series, who hadbegun his film career as anillustrator of title cards for silentmovies.Who? Which TV series?16
  33. 33.  Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  34. 34. What connects these games?Italy vs West Germany - 1970Honinbo Shusai Vs Go Seigen - 1974Houston Cougars Vs UCLA Bruins - 1968Donald Byrne Vs Bobby Fischer - 1956 17
  35. 35.  ‘The Game of the Century’
  36. 36. The opening words in this 1971 book by Ken Welsh were“____________ is a game of chance. In this world where weexpect things to run on time or to be in a certain place bythree o’clock, it is a refreshing experience. Just because theninth car doesn’t stop doesnt mean the tenth will; nor thehundredth, nor the thousandth. But youll get there.”Which book? 18
  37. 37.  Hitch-hiker’s Guide to Europe Inspired the title of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  38. 38. Who’s tweeting about what? Or fill in both the blanks. 19
  39. 39.  British cyclist Chris Hoy on being mistaken for EPL ref Chris Foy and thus being abused by fans on twitter for Foy’s blunders.
  40. 40. Connect the five Oscar nominated films. 20
  41. 41.  The complete filmography of John Cazale
  42. 42. What obligation, which was mandatory for all olympicathletes till its abolishment in 1999, was waived for PrincessAnne of Great Britain when she took part in the Equestrianevent at the 1976 Montreal Olympics? 21
  43. 43.  A sex determination test
  44. 44. What evocative name was given to the HBO documentary detailing the Bjorn Borg- John Mcenroe rivalry, to reflect the temperaments of the two great rivals? 22
  45. 45.  Fire & Ice
  46. 46. What is this scene in the 1987 Brian De Palma film TheUntouchables a tribute to? 23
  47. 47.  The Odessa step sequence Battleship Potemkein
  48. 48. What first was achieved by the Eastleigh F.C. vs A.F.C.Totton game in the Hampshire Senior Cup final atSouthampton in England on May 16 2012? 24
  49. 49.  First official match to use Hawk-Eye goal-line technology. No points for ‘goal-line technology’ alone or any other variants.
  50. 50. Connect 25
  51. 51.  Jumpman Mario was originally named Jumpman Nike’s Jumpman logo on Air Jordans featuring Michael Jordan
  52. 52.  Ving Rhames won a Golden Globe for portraying the titular character in the movie "____ ______ : Only in America". The movie title implies that only in America could a man like him, a small time crook rise to the position he ended up in, as a big time crook. Known for his shady deals and unscrupulous, often illegal swindles, he was the subject of this Larry Holmes quote That hairdo is probably to hide his horns. Who?
  53. 53.  Don King
  54. 54.  _________ has been described by its creator, Adam Reed, as "James Bond meets Arrested Development". The comparison with Arrested Development is drawn not only from the fact that ____________ shares 4 actors with Arrested Development but they play characters with similar traits as well. They also employ catchphrases and callbacks in a similar manner. Which show?
  55. 55.  Archer
  56. 56. Connect
  57. 57.  John 3:16
  58. 58. What connects the following events? 29 & 30Popular Olympiad, 1936Liberty Bell Classic, 1980The Friendship games, 1984Why does the Popular Olympiad stand out in this list?
  59. 59. 29.All 3 were Olympic Boycott games.30.’36 Popular Olympiad never happened because of the Spanish Civil War.

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