MOO DIETHE ENT QUIZ finals SURAJ MENON 20.12.2011
A trilogy of a quiz in four partsTHE WEBCOMICS GUIDE TO THE GALAXYTHE expectoRANT in THE hands OF THE mallu nurseKNIFE THE UNIVERSE AND SCREWEVERYTHING ELSE SO LONG, THANKS AND WHAT THE FISH DONT PANIC
42 questions (Douglas Adams RIP)and one themeWill explain rounds as we go alongPart Points throughout at quizmastersdiscretion, unless otherwise specifiedKeep it simple
PART IITHE expectoRANT in THE hands OF THE mallu nurse 18 questions 10 for a direct 10 for a pass
INFINITE POUNCEAlso known as the Shakti Kapoor-Ranjeet or Dominique Strauss Kahnapproach to quizzing + 15 for a correct answer, -10 for an incorrect answer No limits on the number of attempts
1Some of the less popular ones in the list includeRobert JohnsonAlan Wilson of Canned HeatBrian Jones of The Rolling StonesPete Ham of BadfingerGary Thain of Keef Hartley Band and Uriah HeepRichey James Edwards of Manic Street PreachersLatest addition to the list is the audio. Put Fundae
2Deepa Mehta and author X recentlyannounced that her adaptation of this cultnovel would release late next year.Darsheel Safary plays the younger version ofthe protagonist whereas Satya Bhabha willplay the older version.The pics on the right depict actors playingthe character’s mother and chief adversaryrespectively.After numerous failed attempts to procurepermission from Indian authorities, the filmhas been shot in Sri Lanka.Which novel??
3Paul Oliver wrote the following in a sleeve note for a 1962 Blind Boysalbum : "Curley Weaver and Fred McMullen, ____ ________ or_____ _______—these were a few amongst the many blues singers thatwere to be heard in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meanderingwith the streams through the wooded valleys".X noticed this and used them to name something. What fills in theblanks??
The blanks were Anderson Pink and Floyd Council.Syd Barrett saw the names in the liner notes and named Pink Floyd
4Pic shows a gentleman called M SShinde.In what is symptomatic of theHindi film industry he now livesunrecognised in a one roomkholi in Dharavi, sadly unable toeven pay for his medicaltreatmentsWhat unique distinction in theworld of Hindi film awards doeshe hold??
Shinde won Sholay’s onlyfilmfare award for best editing
5In the shade of the house, in thesunshine of the riverbank near theboats, in the shade of the Sal-woodforest, in the shade of the fig tree iswhere _______ grew up, thehandsome son of the Brahman, theyoung falcon, together with his friendGovinda, son of a Brahman. Thesun tanned his lightFill in the blanks
6Authored the following books:Building a characterAn actor preparesCreating a roleAn alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of actingThe actor and his workA famous quote : ―When you play a good man, Try to find out wherehe is bad, When you play a villain, Try to find out where he is good‖Who??
Constantin StanislavskiPioneer of the method acting school
7Jeff DowdMember of the anti-war radical group the Seattle Liberation FrontAlso an independent film producer, he helped the directors securedistribution for their first feature. What did the grateful directorsmodel on him as a result
8Charley Douglass was a soundengineer who is known for creatingthe X. The X stood a little over twofeet tall and could be played like anorgan to replicate different kinds of________.The operator could also selectparticular genders and ages. Some sayDouglass recorded audiences from ILove Lucy, The Red Skelton Show, orMarcel Marceaus mime act to use inhis X. What is X??
The laugh Box used to provide theannoying background laughter on sitcom tracks
9The clip shows someone making a cameo appearance. Who??
10Rakeysh Omprakash Mehraannounced that among hisupcoming projects would be abiography of X.Cineblitz decided to cash inon the deal by immediatelyputting together a photo-opresulting in the picture on theleft.What iconic movie poster isthis a recreation of?Who is X?
11The Canzonetta Sull Aria (audio) composed by Mozart from theMarriage of Figaro. Famously used in which movie??
12 Audios Gypsy-Uriah Heep Artful Dodger- Please don’t turn me on
13This is located in the MalibuCreek State Park in California.Originally owned by 20thCentury Fox this is now apopular tourist site because itwas the set for somethingextremely famousWhat ???
Cameos in movies about themselves Jim Lovell in Apollo 13 Larry Flynt in The People vs Larry Flynt Chuck Yeager in The Right stuffErin Brockovich as a waitress in Erin brockovich Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
15In 2005, the Bombay High Court ordered Saregamato pay Rs. 10 lakhs as arrears in royalty to the WarWidows Fund as the lyricist had pledged the royaltiesto the Fund.Which song, sung in 1963 are we talking about?
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon Written by Kavi Pradeep
16In 2002, VH1 aired a 100 song countdown titled ―Greatest ___ _________‖ . Featured artists included Los Del Rio, Bahamen, VanillaIce, Right Said Fred and A-ha.A similar exercise in Australia yielded names such as LouBega, Chumbawumba, The Buggles, Nena and Bobby mc Ferrin.What fills in the blanks??
17Post from an artist’s blog talking about the choice of names X and Y for herfirst two efforts―Its X different from Y, it’s about the same things but in a different light. Ideal with things differently now. I’m more patient, more honest, moreforgiving and more aware of my own flaws, habits and principles. Somethingthat comes with age I think. So fittingly this record is called X. The wholereason I called my first album Y was about cataloging what happened to methen and who I was then, like a photo album you see the progression andchanges in a person throughout the years. I tried to think of other album titlesbut couldn’t come up with anything that represented the album properly, Ikept swerving X thinking it was obvious. But why not be obvious?―Audio – chasing pavements
18In the story Ring Around the Sunby Clifford D Simak, this object isused by characters to focus theirattention and enable travel fromone parallel universe to the other.This allegedly inspired the choiceof what iconic object for use as adevice central to the plot in amovie released last year
Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber at Samaria and was injured. So he sentmessengers whom he instructed: "Go inquire of ___________, the god of Ekron, whether Ishall recover from this injury.The name of a stock character in 17th-century Italian farce, who, attired usually in a blackSpanish dress, burlesquing a don, was beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice. A lively folk and flamenco couple-dance usually in triple metre, traditionally accompaniedby guitars and castanets or hand-clapping (palmas in Spanish). An Arabic language noun which is used as the collective name of the whole of the recurringIslamic phrase that constitutes the first verse of every "sura" (or chapter) of the Quran (exceptfor the ninth sura) Author of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Central character from a series of stories by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais andthe later more famous operatic adaptations of the same. 2008 stage-to-film adaptation of the 1999 West End musical of the same name with PierceBrosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard playing possible fathers to Amanda Seyfried.
PART III KNIFE THE UNIVERSE AND SCREW EVERYTHING ELSETheme, 12 elementsDivided into 3 sets of 4 elements eachNot exhaustiveScoring First 4- +20/ -10 Next 3 +15/-5 Last 3 +10 no negativesOne attempt per set
2Chap shown in the pic is a theologist, poet,juristand mystic commonly known as Mevlana inturkey and mevlevi in Iran and Afghanistan.Even though he was born in Balkh inAfghanistan, he eventually settled and lived mostof his life in the Anatolian town of Konya ( inmodern day Turkey).His tomb in Konya remains a site of pilgrimagefor many a faithful Sufi.Best known to us by a descriptive name meaning Roman, because theregion where he lived was once part of the eastern Roman empire.What name?His work was suddenly brought back into focus in India aroundDiwali. Why??
3Memorials at a particularplace dedicated to ___ ______ _____ ____
4The novelist David Morrell on whose work thefilms are based states that the name X waspartly inspired by a variety of apples he saw inPennsylvania.He also feels that the title of the work shown inthe pic on left is an apt metaphor for theexperiences X undergoes.There was actually an Arthur J. X but all that isknown about him is that his name is on a wallin Washington.In Japanese X serendipitiously means violentor rough. What is X
5 Dedicated to the Baron Gottfried Van Swieten Dedicated to Prince Lichnowsky Italian for heroic, meant to be dedicated to Napoleon Dedicated to Count Franz von Opersdorff Dedicated to Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz and CountRazumovsky Pastoral Dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries Dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries A poem by Friedrich Schiller later adapted as the EuropeananthemConnect
6This must be done with ―the squeakyvoices, the gooshy sound effects, andthe Happy ______ Hop‖The author is mentioned as Mablesyrup which is a pun on Maplesyrup, but in the released versions iscredited as Mabel Barr.What book??
8He remains the only rock musician to perform inthe august UN General Assembly hall barely sixweeks after 9/11. He followed it up with a specialUN concert on 12th September 2009.He also performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concertfollowing Al Gore’s victory, where he met andbefriended Melissa Etheridge with whom he wouldcollaborate on Ring the bells ( the audio clip).Etheridge would go on to write the foreword to hisautobiography, titled ( tongue in cheek) Rock andRoll Jihad.Who?
9In anticipation of criticism for an upcoming Blues album (releasesin 2011) , X released a statement saying― I was not born in Alabama in the 1890’s. I’ve never eatengrits, cropped a share or ridden a boxcar. I am awhite, middleclass Englishman, openly trespassing on the musicand myth of the American South. If that weren’t bad enough I’malso an actor. One of those pampered ninnies who can’t find theirway through an airport without a baby sitter‖.Who??Audio Swanee river
Poster for the Solidarity movement in Poland. Reference to what iconic Western?
10 Video Clip from the movie KalyugKalyug is a modern day adaptation of which work of literature? Which character does Shashi Kapoor play?
Kalyug is based on theMahabharat, reference is to Karna
11X is an artiste with almost Godlike status in his country.He is best known for his muralsand frescos not just in his owncountry but also in other majorcities, , a fact reflected in theGoogle Doodle released a fewdays ago to celebrate his 125thbirth anniversary.Sadly his fame rests mostly onbeing Y’s husband.Id both X & Y.
12The tracks name literally means By the head of a horse andthe lyrics talk about a compulsive gambler who compares hisaddiction to his attraction to women.A major part of it is inspired by Mozart’s Rondo for violinand orchestra.Where is it most famously heard (audio)?
13X was written in an area the writers described as waste lands ofSouthern Morocco.One of the writers said ― The whole inspiration came from the factthat the road went on and on and on. It was a single track road whichneatly cut through the desert. Two miles to the east and west wereridges of sandrock. It basically looked like you were driving down achannel, this dilapidated road and there was seemingly no end to it….‖Ironically it has nothing to do with X.What you will listen to was however written specifically with X inmind. Audio by AgniPray what is X
14Come to X! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide andinviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. Thereare jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have hisown house, and inside every house, a happy, all-American family. Youcan have all this, and who knows... you could even bediscovered, become a movie star... or at least see one. Life is good inX... its paradise on Earth." Ha ha ha ha. Thats what they tellyou, anyway.‖Opening voice over for what is one of the best film noir thrillers of alltime. Which film?
15X heads up the Strategic HazardIntervention Espionage LogisticsDirectorate.He has been portrayed on screenby people like David Hasselhoffamong other people.Will soon be seen in a pivotal rolein an eagerly awaited movie wherehe recruits the likes of IronMan, Thor, the Hulk and CaptainAmerica to save the worldWho?? Which movie
16Claude Nobs started life as an apprenticecook.He went on to form a close friendship withrecord executives Ahmet Ertegun andNesuhi Ertegun and went on to head theSwiss branch of various famous recordlabels.He also founded a jazz festival in hishometown and went on to receive numeroustourism awards and civilian decorations fromthe Swiss government.However he is best known to music fans inthe context of events that occurred on the 4thof December Y71.What event?How is he commemorated with respect tothe event?
Funky Claude was running in and out, Pulling kids out the ground
17Which iconic movie character is characterised as havingLaureen Bacall’s voiceBetty Grable’s legsMarilyn Monroe’s torsoJayne Mansfield’s breastsVeronica Lake’s hairMarlene Dietrich’s eyesJudy Garland like singing voice
18Hari Seldon of Trantor established the project to create a hugerepository to hold all human knowledge.It engaged over a 100000 people in its compilation but very fewpeople know that the actual purpose was to concentrate a group ofhighly skilled individuals in a remote location and kickstart a dormantcivilisation.It provides the following definition-Robot: A mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man.Most of us have heard of it in the context of the advantages posessedover it by a rival project.What work? What work is it’s chief rival?
Hari Seldon’s project was the Encyclopedia Galactica