MELA Quiz | Finals | Echoes 2014 | IIM Kozhikode

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MELA Quiz | Finals | Echoes 2014 | IIM Kozhikode

  1. 1. MELA Finals* *Seriously, no BREAKING BAD Questions!! By – Surbhi Verma & Utkarsh Rastogi Echoes 2014, IIM Kozhikode
  2. 2. 6 Rounds O LEGO O Infinite Pounce O Reverse Infinite Pounce O Cryptic Crossword O The Alphabet Soup O Long Connect
  3. 3. LEGO 5 points for each correct answer 10 bonus points for getting all 10.
  4. 4. O The LEGO Round was a clip featuring recreation of scenes of famous 10 movies. The finalists had to identify all the movies. O Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhLZFtsDIQ
  5. 5. Answers O O O O O O O O O O Indiana Jones and the Raiders of Lost Ark Ghost Grease Dirty Dancing Dr No Titanic The Sound of Music Singing In The Rain The Seven Year Itch E.T.
  6. 6. INFINTE POUNCE 10 points for every answer -5 for wrong pounce
  7. 7. 1. O X is the vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States. The first half of term X is believed to derive from the Gullah (spoken by African Americans) word, meaning rowdy or disorderly. O Y is derived from X and was a means for the white Americans to enjoy music and dancing without having to mingle with the African Americans. O Identify X and Y.
  8. 8. Answers Follow
  9. 9. X – Juke Joint Y - Jukebox
  10. 10. 2. O What is this singing called ? Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY1pcEtHI _w
  11. 11. Answers Follow
  12. 12. Tuvan Throat Singing
  13. 13. 3. Fill in the blanks
  14. 14. Answers Follow
  15. 15. BELARUS The Theorists
  16. 16. 4. O Complete this list Sarbaz, asb, piil, fers, X, Y
  17. 17. Answers Follow
  18. 18. SHAH , RUKH (Chess Pieces in Persian)
  19. 19. 5. What are they signaling?
  20. 20. Answers Follow
  21. 21. N,U,J,V: The Beatles were supposed to be signalling H.E.L.P using their semaphores but the photographer did not think that this arrangement looked good
  22. 22. 6. O A victor gives X when the victor shows no clemency or mercy and refuses to spare the life in return for the surrender at discretion (unconditional surrender) of a vanquished opponent. O Under the laws of war, "....it is especially forbidden....to declare that X will be given". This was established under Article 23 (d) of the 1907 Hague Convention IV - The Laws and Customs of War on Land. O X has been used by Y as a subject of one of its songs. Identify X and Y.
  23. 23. Answers Follow
  24. 24. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
  25. 25. 7. O Identify the painting (X) and the painter (Y) on the next slide. O Y spent much of his time running from the aftermath of his legendary temper. He painted Bible stories by day, while indulging in "street life" by night. Interestingly, Martin Scorcese found much inspiration for his movies from Y's paintings and his use of Chiaroscuro. In fact, Z's bar scenes are directly influenced by X. "You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it."
  26. 26. Answers Follow
  27. 27. X - The Calling of St. Matthew Y –Caravaggio Z – Mean Streets
  28. 28. 8. The main difference between an X and a Y is that an X is free from following any single theme, but a Y is always made on a single theme. X must be rhyming where as Y is free from such rules. And in X the poet uses his name at the end but in Y there is no such necessity. Identify X and Y
  29. 29. Answers Follow
  30. 30. X – Ghazal Y - Nazm
  31. 31. 9. The character of X in the novel Y was based on Z. Like X, Z mysteriously got a role in the film From here to Eternity and then won an Oscar for it too which revived his career. Just the year before he had claimed that his vocal cords had become hemorrhaged, similarly X complains of “his voice becoming weak”. Many other similarities were also noted. Identify X, Y and Z.
  32. 32. Answers Follow
  33. 33. X – Johnny Fontaine Y – The Godfather Z – Frank Sinatra
  34. 34. 10. O In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was considered that kings were appointed by Gods and no one had the right to punish them for any wrongdoings. Young boys were hence appointed to princes who were punished if the prince misbehaved or fell behind in schooling hence giving birth to the term X O Jews use the word Y for the same purpose in accordance with the special duty that a particular animal has been trusted with as per the Greek Old Testament: “And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel” O ID X and Y
  35. 35. Answers Follow
  36. 36. X - WHIPPING BOY Y- SCAPEGOAT
  37. 37. 11. X was not open to most interpretative approaches to his seminal work. He famously objected when, in the 1980s, several women's acting companies began to stage the play. "Women don't have prostates", said X,a reference to the fact that one of the two main characters frequently has to leave the stage to urinate. O In 1988, X took a Dutch theatre company, to court over this issue. “X[...] lost his case. But the issue of gender seemed to him to be so vital a distinction for a playwright to make that he reacted angrily, instituting a ban on all productions of his plays in The Netherlands."This ban was short-lived, however: in 1991 (two years after X's death), "Judge Huguette Le Foyer de Costil ruled that the production would not cause excessive damage to X's legacy", and the play was duly performed by the all-female cast of the Brut de Beton Theater Company at the prestigious Avignon Festival. O The Italian Pontedera Theatre Foundation won a similar claim in 2006 when it cast two actresses in the roles of the main male characters, albeit in the characters' traditional roles as men. O
  38. 38. Answers Follow
  39. 39. Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
  40. 40. Audience Question These two musical maestros of their respective instruments were brought together by Yash Chopra to compose music for Hindi film songs for the first time in 1981. Their association went on for 8 films till 1993. There names taken together would be 2/3rds of the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Who are these musical Gods ?
  41. 41. Answers Follow
  42. 42. Shiv-Hari
  43. 43. REVERSE INFINITE POUNCE 10 points for every answer -5 for wrong pounce
  44. 44. 1. Necessity is the mother?
  45. 45. Answers Follow
  46. 46. Hedy Lamarr
  47. 47. 2. A Cult above the rest O Ravi Balakrishnan of The Economic Times states "The X-starrer has gained a surprising amount of cult popularity over the years, with several adulatory reviews and even fan-sites cropping up. But when we first saw Y, back in 2005, a full seven years after its unheralded release in 1998, it was the first any of us had heard of the film or its prolific director, Y." O Mayank Shekhar of the Mumbai Mirror says that "Gladwell hasn’t seen Z (probably, neither have you). He must. He’d be glad. In my living memory, I have yet to notice a more startling revelation of the mysterious ‘tipping point’ anywhere of my social circle. Over the past few months, about four unrelated sources from three parts of the world have asked me if I’d seen Y’s Z. O "Watch Z, so that you can say to your grandkids that you were part of the generation that saw it first" says Kamayani Sharma of The ILIKE Times."
  48. 48. Answers Follow
  49. 49. Gunda
  50. 50. 3. Mid-Indian Night Dream O When asked about his inspiration for Y, Bazz Luhrmann remarked : O “Catherine Martin (production designer and Luhrman's wife) and I went to India to work on Midsummer Night's Dream. We went out one night and there was a big poster up for a Bollywood movie. I said, "Let's go see that." We did – 2,000 audience members, high comedy, high tragedy, brother kills brother, [they] break out in some musical numbers, all jumbled up together in 4 hours of Hindi. We thought that was amazing. So our question was, 'Could we create a cinematic form like that? Could a musical work?' A musical must be able to work in western culture again, and could it be comic-tragic? So then began this commitment of moving toward Y.' I decided I'd do Romeo + Juliet and then a musical film.”
  51. 51. Answers Follow
  52. 52. Moulin Rouge
  53. 53. 4. Filmy A-fare O X (born 13 August 1936), is an Indian film actress,Bharathanatyam dancer, Carnatic singer, dance choreographer, golfer and parliamentarian. She made her debut in a Tamil language film in 1959 and later became one of the most prominent actresses of Tamil cinema and the golden era in Bollywood. O In her first dramatic role, X received her first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 4th Filmfare Awards where X refused to accept the award citing that her role was not a supporting role, being the first person to refuse a Filmfare Award.
  54. 54. Answers Follow
  55. 55. Vyjanthimala
  56. 56. 5. Eye see you! O Excerpt from the movie Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock: O The two doctors analyze a dream that 'John Brown' had. The dream sequence (designed by X) is full of psychoanalytic symbols—eyes, curtains, scissors, playing cards (some of them blank), a man with no face, a man falling off a building, a man hiding behind a chimney and dropping a wheel, and wings.
  57. 57. Answers Follow
  58. 58. Salvador Dali
  59. 59. 6. Who who? O There is a fanciful solution of X's memory loss, by way of the BBC long-running science fiction TV show Doctor Who. Writer Gareth Roberts proposes that an alien wasp had threatened X's life and had drowned in the Silent Pool; so traumatic was this event that X lost her memory. The character of the Doctor takes the shaken up X to the hotel in Harrogate to recuperate, and thus leaves her. The Doctor, however, believes that her amnesia was not total, for X remembers still the wasp/alien.
  60. 60. Answers Follow
  61. 61. 11 days long disappearance of Agatha Christie
  62. 62. 7. Pisa anyone? O Rustichello da Pisa, also known as Rusticiano and Rustigielo (fl. late 13th century), was an Italian romance writer. O Rustichello had written a work in French known as the Roman de Roi Artus (Romance of King Arthur) or simply the Compilation, derived from a book in the possession of Edward I of England, who passed through Italy on his way to fight in the Eighth Crusade in 1270-1274. The Compilation contains an interpolation of the Palamedes, a now-fragmentary prose account of Arthur's Saracen knight Palamedes and the history of the Round Table O But Best known for ?
  63. 63. Answers Follow
  64. 64. Travels of Marco Polo
  65. 65. 8. To Chile or not to Chile? O In June 2011, a Chilean judge ordered that an investigation be launched, following suggestions that X had been killed by the Pinochet regime for his pro-Allende stance and political views. X's driver, Manuel Araya, stated that doctors administered poison as the poet was preparing to go into exile. In December 2011 Chile's Communist Party asked Chilean Judge Mario Carroza to order the exhumation of the remains of X.
  66. 66. Answers Follow
  67. 67. Pablo Neruda
  68. 68. 9. O Simpsons tribute to ? O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94Q6N huS3A
  69. 69. Answers Follow
  70. 70. Hayao Miyazaki
  71. 71. 10. O From a fan blog: O “In the scene where both Naseer and Arshad’s hands are tied and they are watching Madhuri and Huma having fun, getting physical. Naseer looks at Arshad and says, Lihaaf maang le. Arshad looks up and smiles. And then we see just a big shadow on the wall which suggests physical intimacy between Madhuri and Huma’s characters. That’s the homage to X ‘s Lihaaf. The setting, Begum, homo-eroticism, huge shadow play – the elements and the incident is the same as in Lihaaf. O That’s not all, the entire back story of Madhuri’s husband is also from the same story. And the spoiler – their relationship and her back story is the core idea of the film. Rest of it has been just built up to cover this plot. So it can be called a really smart adaptation of the short story. Much respect for the writers of the film – Darab Farooqui, Abhishek Chaubey and Vishal Bhardwaj.”
  72. 72. Answers Follow
  73. 73. Ismat Chughtai
  74. 74. 11. O In the late nineteenth century the X movement was initially not received very well by the establishment. O Reviews were at times abusive: La Figaro, 1876, "Five or six lunatics, one of them a woman, have met here to exhibit their works. Someone should tell Mr. Pissarro forcibly that trees are never violet, the sky is never the colour of fresh butter, that nowhere on earth are things to be seen as he paints them." Maybe not, but the popularity of this movement cannot be disputed
  75. 75. Answers Follow
  76. 76. Impressionism
  77. 77. Audience Question O Through the screening; there was little reaction. The audience seemed unmoved. There was no laughter, no tears, no applause. Just silence. In the stalls sat Prakash Mehra, who had once been one of the contenders for the four-line story. ‘Maine yeh kahani kyun cchod di? he asked himself aloud. After the film, as the audience streamed out of the hall, Pancham, who had been sitting next to Mehra, whispered to him: ‘Log to gaaliyan de rahen hain.’ ‘Don’t worry,’ Prakash replied, ‘this film is a hit. No one can stop it.’ O The morning-after-the premiere grapevine dripped poison. The film was criticised’, and the main cast, ‘Teen maharathi aur ek chooha (Three warriors and a mouse)’. Everything was wrong with the film. Why would women and family audiences want to see so much gore? The friendship was in such bad taste” ‘
  78. 78. Answers Follow
  79. 79. Sholay
  80. 80. Cryptic Crossword Round 10 points for every right answer. Bonus 10 points for all correct.
  81. 81. Example O In the film, Ingrid Bergman lived at the Spanish white House (10)
  82. 82. Casablanca
  83. 83. 1. O Disney movie nothing like ‘Psycho’ (3,4,4)
  84. 84. 2. O Hemingway’s ‘Old Man’ adopted into saga (8)
  85. 85. 3. O "Where's my lathe? Ma, Trixie took it!" cried Neo from inside. (3,6)
  86. 86. 4. O In locating an omen, sometimes you need to look back (7,4)
  87. 87. 5. O The men from Gaul have a friend in high places (3,6,10)
  88. 88. 6. O Are the ancient two wheeled vehicles ablaze? (8,2,4)
  89. 89. 7. O Say 'Ai!' over that twisted biopic! (3,7)
  90. 90. 8. O Malcolm and Duncan each had a Big Mac. Bethany took hers inside to see this Scottish drama. (7)
  91. 91. 9. O Paternal unit follows the Deity (3,9)
  92. 92. 10. O The Ghouls have formed a Company (8,3)
  93. 93. Answers O 1. The Lion King - — anagram (psycho) of NOTHING LIKE O 2. Santiago - — anagram (adapted) of INTO SAGA O O O O O O O O Santiago is the title character in The Old Man and the Sea, novel by American author Ernest Hemingway 3. The Matrix 4. Finding Nemo 5. The French Connection 6. Chariots of Fire 7. The Aviator 8. Macbeth 9. The Godfather 10. Monsters Inc.
  94. 94. THE ALPHABET SOUP 2 points for every right answer. Bonus 5 for correct answers greater than 15. Bonus 10 for correct answers greater than 20 less than 25. Bonus 15 for correct answers greater than 25.
  95. 95. I A is an author who recently became the face of a banknote issued by the central bank of that country. A has written many books one of which is B. B is the story of a spoiled, headstrong and selfsatisfied woman who greatly estimates her own matchmaking abilities. B was adapted in Hollywood as the movie C. D stars in C playing the central protagonist’s role. Apart from C, D also played the role of Batgirl in the 1997 film Batman and Robin in which the role of Batman was played by E.
  96. 96. II Before C, D starred in the music video for a song of band F. The band F’s lead singer is G and the song became controversial for the fact the G’s daughter and D were more gay in the music video than they should have been according to G. The band F won an Academy Award in 1998 for their song in the film H, which was a disaster film similar to another disaster film I released just 3 months prior to H on the same plot. H however, fared better at the box office though scientists said that I was more accurate in its description.
  97. 97. III B was also adapted in Bollywood as the movie J with K playing the central protagonist’s role. K’s father L is also an actor and starred was one of the most bankable stars in the 80s and early 90s. L first received much international acclaim for his role in M and has recently bought the rights to remake the popular Fox TV Series N. K along with O are the only two Indian brand ambassadors for the cosmetic giant P. O acted in a film Q directed by R which was based on the book S also by author A. R also directed the film T which received the Best Sports Film ESPY Award in the year 2003.
  98. 98. IV T starred U in one of her early roles. U herself has also been a part of an adaptation of the book S. U has also gained a reputation for acting in historical dramas, the last of which was V in 2012 based on a book by the same name written by W. E is nominated for the Oscars this year for his film X. During the Golden Globes Awards ceremony, cohosted by Y and Z, while describing X, Y said “It's the story of how E would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
  99. 99. Answers Follow
  100. 100. O A – Jane Austen O B – Emma O C - Clueless O D – Alicia Silverstone O E – George Clooney O F - Aerosmith O G – Steven Tyler O H - Armageddon O I – Deep Impact O J - Aisha O K – Sonam Kapoor O L – Anil Kapoor O M – Slumdog Millionaire
  101. 101. O N - 24 O O – Aishwarya Rai O P – L’oreal O Q – Bride and Prejudice O R – Gurinder Chadha O S – Pride and Prejudice O T – Bend It Like Beckham O U – Keira Knightly O V – Anna Karenina O W – Leo Tolstoy O X – Gravity O Y – Tina Fey O Z – Amy Poehler
  102. 102. LONG CONNECT
  103. 103. 1. +70/-35
  104. 104. 2. +60/-30
  105. 105. 3. +50/-25
  106. 106. 4. +40/-20
  107. 107. 5. +30/-15
  108. 108. 6. +20/-10
  109. 109. 7. +10/-5
  110. 110. 8. +5/0
  111. 111. Answers Follow
  112. 112. 1. Andy Warhol’s Art – Inspiration behind album cover art of Atom heart Mother
  113. 113. 2. Droste Effect used for album cover art of Ummagumma
  114. 114. 3. Story of Pan the God from Wind in the Willows ( Piper at the Gates of dawn)
  115. 115. 4. Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California
  116. 116. 5.
  117. 117. 6. Battersea Power Plant (Album cover art of Animals)
  118. 118. 7. Douglas Adams (Album art cover for Division Bell)
  119. 119. 8. Dark Side of the Moon
  120. 120. THANK YOU

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