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  2. 2. NAME THE FAMOUS AUTHOR OF THESE PHRASES •A plague on both your houses •All that glitters is not gold •Love is blind •Wild goose chase •All's well that ends well •All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players 2
  3. 3. ANSWER William Shakespeare 3
  5. 5. ANSWER Between a rock and a hard place (Being faced with two difficult choices) 5
  6. 6. CONNECT 6
  7. 7. ANSWER Charles Dickens 7
  8. 8. WHO? • He was an Indian writer, best known for his works set in a fictional South Indian town. • His works include Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. • In 2011, The Indian Railways renamed the Yesvantpur-Mysore Express, in his honour, after the fictitious town created by the writer. 8
  9. 9. ANSWER R.K.Narayan (Malgudi Express) 9
  10. 10. • X is a self-employed taxi driver and loves riding around his town. His best friend is old, wise and has big ears. His constant companion and household pet is the exuberant Bumpy dog. He often gets into trouble because Sly and Gobbo have played a trick on him. He also has many run-ins with the local constable. • X is a fictional character written by the world famous author Y. IDENTIFY X AND Y 10
  11. 11. ANSWER X – Noddy Y – Enid Blyton 11
  12. 12. CONNECT 12
  13. 13. ANSWER Tintin Written by Herge 13
  14. 14. WHAT IS X? • The phrase X refers to an unpleasant situation that continuously repeats, or seems to. • It was first used in the military to indicate unchanging, repetitive situations. • X is the title of a very famous movie starring Bill Murray as a weatherman who lives the same day over and over again. 14
  15. 15. ANSWER Groundhog Day 15
  16. 16. GUESS THE PROVERBS 1. It is better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing. 2. Those of similar taste congregate in groups. 3. The idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view. 16
  17. 17. ANSWER 1. It's better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing.  A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. 2. Those of similar taste congregate in groups.  Birds of a feather flock together. 3. The idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view.  Out of sight, out of mind. 17
  18. 18. WHAT IS X? • “I came in with ‘X’ in 1835. X is coming again next year and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with X.” • So said Mark Twain, and a few months later, he died in his 76th year. • What was Mark Twain talking about? 18
  19. 19. ANSWER Halley’s Comet 19
  20. 20. WHAT IS X? She's a X, pretty and bright with soft curls. She's a X, a girl unlike unlike other girls. She's a miracle, and I grant you She'll enchant you at her sight. She's a X, and she'll make your heart take flight. She's fantastic, made of plastic. Microchips here and there. She's a X, brings love and laughter everywhere. These are the lyrics to the theme song of which popular TV show? 20
  21. 21. ANSWER Small Wonder 21
  22. 22. GUESS THE PHRASE • In Greek mythology, when he was a baby, it was foretold that he would die young. To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took him to the River Styx and dipped his body into the water. But his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river and he was later killed by an arrow wound to his heel. • The phrase means a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength. • Who is the Greek warrior and what is the phrase that was coined? 22
  23. 23. ANSWER Achilles' Heel 23
  24. 24. IDENTIFY X AND Y • X is a dark-brown oddity with button eyes and loose limbs. • Although X is inanimate, Y pretends it’s real and even buys it Christmas presents. • X has been used as a dish cloth, a paint brush and has been shrunk in the wash. • X is also Y’s “pet” and has even won a pet show. • Y is the title character of a popular sitcom and was played by Rowan Atkinson. 24
  25. 25. ANSWER X – Teddy Y – Mr. Bean 25
  26. 26. IDENTIFY X AND Y • X is a novel by Y, written in Portuguese and is one of the best-selling books in history. • X follows the journey of a shepherd boy named Santiago who goes to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. • X is most famous for the quote “When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true". 26
  27. 27. ANSWER X – The Alchemist Y – Paulo Coelho 27
  28. 28. GUESS THE PROVERBS 1. There is hope, even in the worst of circumstances. 2. It is polite, and possibly also advantageous, to abide by the customs of a society when one is a visitor. 3. Not everything that is shiny and superficially attractive is valuable. 28
  29. 29. ANSWER 1. There is hope, even in the worst of circumstances.  The darkest hour is just before the dawn 2. It is polite, and possibly also advantageous, to abide by the customs of a society when one is a visitor.  When in Rome, do as the Romans do 3. Not everything that is shiny and superficially attractive is valuable.  All that glitters is not gold 29
  30. 30. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS? 30
  31. 31. ANSWER • Star wars • The hunger games • Harry Potter • Lord of the Rings • Chronicles of Narnia • Sherlock 31
  32. 32. CONNECT 32
  33. 33. ANSWER Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence are the protagonists of her crime novels. 33
  34. 34. GUESS THE TV SHOW 34
  35. 35. ANSWER How I met your mother 35
  36. 36. IDENTIFY THE WORD • A _________ is a writer who writes books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person. • For example, the purported authors of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries, "Carolyn Keene" and "Franklin W. Dixon", respectively, are actually pseudonyms for a series of _________ • Mozart is an example of a well-known composer who was paid to be a ________ to write music for wealthy patrons. 36
  37. 37. ANSWER Ghost Writer 37
  38. 38. IDENTIFY X • X is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. • The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. It has achieved cult status. • The most famous quote of this book/movie is: “Welcome to X. The first rule of X is: you do not talk about X. The second rule of X is: you DO NOT talk about X! ” – Tyler Durden 38
  39. 39. ANSWER Fight Club 39
  40. 40. WHO? • He is a lovable, though accident-prone, redheaded, freckled 17-year-old. • He lives in Riverdale, where he attends Riverdale High School. • He is passionate about his car, a 1916 Ford Model T jalopy. • He is the lead guitarist in his band, along with his four friends. 40
  41. 41. ANSWER Archie Andrews 41
  42. 42. WHAT IS X? • X is an automobile kept in a secret place accessed through a hidden entrance. • It is a gadget-laden car used for crime-fighting activities. • It is a cross between a Lamborghini and a tank. • It utilizes the prototype vehicle known as the Tumbler designed by the Applied Sciences Division as a bridging vehicle for the military. 42
  43. 43. ANSWER Batmobile 43
  44. 44. WHAT? • It is the longest poem ever written. • The core story of the work is that of a dynastic struggle for the throne. • The origins of the text probably fall between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE. • It is recited by the sage Vaisampayana to the King Janamejaya. 44
  45. 45. ANSWER Mahabharata 45
  46. 46. WHO? • Knowledge of Literature – nil. • Knowledge of Philosophy – nil. • Knowledge of Astronomy – nil. • Knowledge of Politics – Feeble. • Knowledge of Botany – Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening. • Knowledge of Geology – Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks, has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them. • Knowledge of Chemistry – Profound. • Knowledge of Anatomy – Accurate, but unsystematic. • Knowledge of Sensational Literature – Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century. • Plays the violin well. • Is an expert singlestick player, boxer and swordsman. • Has a good practical knowledge of British law. 46
  47. 47. ANSWER Sherlock Holmes 47
  48. 48. IDENTIFY X AND Y • X is a precocious, mischievous, and adventurous 6 year old boy and was created by Bill Waterson. • Y is his sardonic, stuffed friend who accompanies X on his imaginary adventures, and his various pranks against girls. • X creates imaginary machines from a cardboard box such as the Transmorgifier and a Time machine. 48
  49. 49. ANSWER X – Calvin Y – Hobbes 49
  50. 50. TIE BREAKER #1 GUESS THE POEM AND POET I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever. 50
  51. 51. TIE BREAKER #1 GUESS THE POEM AND POET I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference 51
  52. 52. TIE BREAKER #2 WHO SAID IT? • “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” 52
  53. 53. TIE BREAKER #2 WHO SAID IT? • “The stories we love best do live in us forever.” 53