QuizzichAn Entertainment Quiz by Mario D’Cunha Infosys, Chennai
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Question 1• Academy Awards: 16 nominations; 2 wins• Golden Globe Awards: 25 nominations; 7 wins• Record for highest Academy nominations by any actor till date• Record for highest Golden Globe nominations and wins by any actor till date Id the person.
Question 2• Mark William Calaway is an American professional wrestler.• He joined WCW as "Mean" Mark Callous in 1989. When his contract wasn’t renewed he joined the WWE as X and has remained with the company since 20 years till date.• He is responsible for bringing in the Hell in a Cell match, being the first contestant and victim of it, apart from his special Y match. Id X.
Question 3• Barbra Millicent Roberts also known as X is from Willows, Wisconsin and attended the Manhattan International High School in New York City.• She has an on-off romantic relationship with her boyfriend Y.• X has had over 40 pets including cats and dogs, horses, a panda, a lion cub, and a zebra.• X has also worked in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and has also mimicked Katrina Kaif too. Id X.
Question 4• Father and son duo, creators of X, Dick Brown & Chris Brown• Set in an unnamed coastal village of Norway• X has a pet duck Kwack and loyal and clever dog Snert• X’s annual bath is a time of national joy and celebrationId X.
Question 7• David Crane and Marta Kauffman, began developing X under the title Insomnia Café in November 1993.• Filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in front of a live audience.• The finale, first aired on May 6, 2004, was watched by 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fourth most-watched series finale in television history.• The series won many awards and was nominated for 63 Primetime Emmy Awards. Id X.
Question 8• Hiawathas Rabbit Hunt• Duck Amuck• For Scent-imental Reasons• Pigs in a Polka• Walky Talky Hawky• Beep PreparedWhat are these and what’s special bout them?
Question 8Looney Tunes nominated for the AcademyAwards for Best Animated Short Films
Question 9• Producer and cinematographer Nariman Irani was in deep debt when his film Zindagi Zindagi (1972) starring Sunil Dutt flopped.• The cast and crew of X recommended that he produce another film and that they will participate in the film.• They all approached Salim-Javed, who gave them an untitled script that had already been rejected by the entire industry.• The film took 3.5 years to complete, before which, producer Irani had an accident on the set of another film and died.• The film was released without any promotion on 12 May 1978 and was declared a flop the 1st week. But by the 2nd week, the film was declared a big hit. The profits were given to Iranis widow to settle her husbands debts. Id the film.
Question 10• He is an American actor known for his portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters• Collaborated with director and close friend Tim Burton.• He joked that his surname translates to "idiot" in German, though it is actually a minor insult meaning "fool"• He has 13 tattoos.• He’s unable to watch his new film in 3D because he’s part of a small population who cannot process 3D images. Who is he?
Question 11X won the Oscar for Best Actor and Y won itfor the Best Supporting Actor, for the samecharacter. They are the only two actors to winit in this way.Id both actors and the character.
Question 11Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Vito Corleone
Question 12• X was born in 1924, Mysore, India, nestled in the jungles of Karapur.• The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town. Elephant Boy was his first film.• First Indian actor to make it big in Hollywood. In the late 1940-50s, he was among the richest stars in Hollywood.• He was a friend to James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, among others.• He’s got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Id X.
Question 13• This great director X never received an Academy Award but was honored with a U. S. Postage stamp in 1998.• X was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1980. Sir X died the same year.• The advertisement for his movie Y was very startling when he said no one would be allowed in once the movie started!• “Actors are cattle.”• “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” Id X.
Question 14• X loves his Aunty Maya, Uncle Bhim and girlfriend Meera Jain.• Nalin Oberoi, a local crime lord, uses an amulet to perform an ancient ritual, where he gets possessed by a demon committed to opening the gate for other demons to get back to Earth.• While being chased by other kids, I encountered an ancient yogi who gives me the power of Y to fight evil.• While discovering my powers, I refused to help a woman being attacked by several men. I left the place, but came back when I heard a cry and I learnt the biggest lesson of my life “Z”. Id X, Y, Z
Question 14Pavithr Prabhakar, Spider, With Great Powercomes great responsibility
Question 15But this year Ill go further,Listen closely to my song:Though condemned I am to split youStill I worry that its wrong…Where have you heard these lines?
Question 15The Sorting Hat Song, Harry Potter and theOrder of the Phoenix
Question 16• X was born in Mumbai to a Bollywood film producer.• For a period of time, X followed numerology, creating film titles in which the first word began with a specific English Alphabet• After watching the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munnabhai, X decided to stop this practice.• In 2007, X was chosen as one of 250 Global Young Leaders by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum 2006.• In 2006, X became the first Indian filmmaker to be a jury member in the Miss World competition, in Warsaw, Poland. Id X.
Question 17• He was a boy genius.• Enters MIT at the age of 15 to study Electrical Engineering.• He was imprisoned with a Nobel Prize Winner Yinsen.• He has a friend by the name of James Rhodes.Who am I taking about?
Question 18• X was born in the family of Seth Chhaju Ram, a leading Jat philanthropist, in Rohtak, Haryana.• X adopted the screen name of “Y", meaning “Empress", to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema.• Before entering films, X appeared in television commercials with Amitabh Bachchan for BPL and Shahrukh Khan for Santro. Id X.
Question 19• X is the household butler summoned by means of a bell-pull in the form of a hangmans noose• Rings the massive bell located in the mansions bell tower; That gong shakes the entire house• When X appears he responds with a baritone "You rang?”• He is superhumanly strong and often plays the harpsichord . Id X.
Question 20• X’s mother announces its time for his arranged marriage to Manjula, not seen in years.• X was hesitant, but the two actually fall in love.• Manjula receives overdose of fertility drugs from X & Y.• Octuplets: Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi, and Gheet.• When the town changed its name to Libertyville to be patriotic: Lincoln, Freedom, Condoleezza, Coke, Pepsi, Manifest Destiny, Apple Pie, and Superman. Id X and Y.
Question 20Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hank Azaria,Operator of the Kwik-E-Mart
Question 21• In the "Three" storyline, concluding in X #587 (cover date March 2011, published January 26, 2011), Y dies fighting a horde of aliens from the other dimensional Negative Zone.• The series is scheduled to end with the following issue, #588, and re-launch in March 2011.• Spider-Man will take the Ys place on the team, as requested in the Ys will. Id X and Y.
Question 27X grew up on a farm with his parents, brotherand 25 cats.X’s childhood on a farm parallels the life of Y’sowner, Z, who was also raised on a farm, withhis parents and a brother.Both X and Z are cartoonists and share thesame birthday on July 28.Id X, Y, Z
Question 28• X is a 2010 Indian anthology film with 4 short films: Abhimanyu, Omar, Megha and Afia based on child abuse, gay rights, Kashmiri pandits and sperm donation respectively.• X is the 1st mainstream Hindi film that is crowd-sourced through Twitter and Facebook and director Y offered backers co-production credit in the film and a share in the profits.• X has won the Best Film Award while Z bagged the Best Actress award for her performance in the film at the 13th London Asian Film Festival for her character of Megha. Released in India on April 22, 2011.• Id X, Y, Z
Question 30• The scene from X’s show aired on May 23rd 2005 on CBS is still heavily parodied in MADtv, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, etc.• But May 25th 2011 is a much more remarkable date in American TV than the above.• X is planning to telecast new episodes of the show on X’s own television channel called OWN.• Id X.
Question 30Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show