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K Circle College MELAS Quiz 2016 - Finals

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Questions from the finals of our MELAS Quiz (Music, Entertainment, Literature, Arts and Sports) conducted on the 16th July 2016 at St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad as part of the K-Circle College Quiz Fest

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K Circle College MELAS Quiz 2016 - Finals

  1. 1. AASHISH DUDDUKURI RAGHAV PANDEY RAMA SUBRAMANIAN M.E.L.A.S QUIZ - FINALS (MUSIC- ENTERTAINMENT- LITERATURE- ARTS- SPORTS) K-CIRCLE COLLEGE QUIZ FEST 16TH JULY-2016
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  4. 4. Finals  CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING IT TO THE FINALS!  3 WRITTEN ROUNDS (5+6+5)  2 INFINITE POUNCE ROUNDS (17+17)  50 QUESTIONS IN ALL  STAY CIVIL. STAY AWAKE.  ALL THE BEST!
  5. 5. FINALS WRITTEN ROUND 1  5 QUESTIONS ON WORDPLAYS AND PUNS  10 POINTS PER QUESTION  SPELLINGS MATTER. CAREFUL
  6. 6. Having left the TV show that he had hosted for 13 seasons, Stephen Fry went on to host a light hearted show during an event which lasted from 16th April to 2nd May, 2016. The format of the show was quite similar to the one he had previously hosted with unusual questions generating hilarious answers from a panel of experts. What was this new show titled? ( an obvious play on the name of the show he had hosted earlier and the event at which he was hosting the new show in April-May) WR-I 1.
  7. 7. To learn about the other side of a famous sporting story, Jonathan Hock teamed up with ESPN to document a group of individuals who apart from the profession they were most known for, had also belonged to the army. The documentary talks about the dominant success of a unit, under Anatoli Tarasov and subsequently Viktor Tikhonov for a period of nearly 4 decades, while also reiterating the event which would go on to define the outlook of the general public towards them. Simultaneously, it also follows a certain Slava Fetisov as he visits the sight of the event in a certain area of the state of New York. What is the name of this documentary? (The name can be arrived by substituting an equal lettered word synonymous with the event in question into the name of an Icelandic indie-folk pop band) WR-I 2.
  8. 8. Cheryl Della Pietra, a longtime New York City magazine editor & writer, came out with a debut book of hers in 2015; a fictionalized account of the five dizzying, post-college months she spent in 1992 working as an editorial assistant for a person who resided at a ranch in Colorado. It describes her life as an assistant which involved coaxing a novel out of her boss, all while battling his endless procrastination, vampiric schedule and herculean substance abuse. The book’s title involves replacing the first word of an alliterative equal lettered 2012 novel (a novel written to counter the notion that ‘women are naturally good’) made into a 2014 film with the word associated with the style of journalism that was popularized by her boss through the 70’s & 80’s. What title did Cheryl give her book? WR-I 3.
  9. 9. Banksy's one month stay as the self proclaimed “Artist in Residence” in New York was filled with both fun and politically intriguing artworks. In a blatant attack on the meat industry he commissioned a truck labeled "Farm Fresh Meats," containing a load of squealing (or at least squeaking) doomed plush farm animal toys to take rounds around the city. He named the installation combining Greek mythical seducing creatures and a movie, involving traumatic experience of a character with animals being sacrificially slaughtered. What did Banksy call this installation? WR-I 4.
  10. 10. An article featured in the Telegraph about an artist, calls her “a master of disguise” and “ones own dummy” for the last 35 years. There also have been studies to show that the artist's lack of identity may be due to “Multi-personality disorder”. It claims that there are so many of the artist's portrayals/personalities that it becomes non trivial who the artist really is. The article's name is in itself a clever pun on another song famous in the early 2000's, with same undertones of discovering the “real” one from a collection of probable fakes. What is the article's title? WR-I 5.
  11. 11. EXCHANGE SHEETS ANSWERS COMING UP!
  12. 12. Having left the TV show that he had hosted for 13 seasons, Stephen Fry went on to host a light hearted show during an event which lasted from 16th April to 2nd May of this year. The format of the show was quite similar to the one he had previously hosted with unusual questions generating hilarious answers from a panel of experts. What was this new show titled? ( an obvious play on the name of the show he had hosted earlier and the event at which he was hosting the new show in April-May) WR-I 1.
  13. 13. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  14. 14. CUE-I WR-I 1.
  15. 15. WR-I 2. To learn about the other side of a famous sporting story, Jonathan Hock teamed up with ESPN to document a group of individuals who apart from the profession they were most known for, had also belonged to the army. The documentary talks about the dominant success of a unit, under Anatoli Tarasov and subsequently Viktor Tikhonov for a period of nearly 4 decades, while also reiterating the event which would go on to define the outlook of the general public towards them. Simultaneously, it also follows a certain Slava Fetisov as he visits the sight of the event in a certain area of the state of New York. What is the name of this documentary? (The name can be arrived by substituting an equal lettered word synonymous with the event in question into the name of an Icelandic indie-folk pop band)
  16. 16. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  17. 17. ‘OF MIRACLES AND MEN’ AN UNINTENTIONAL PLAY ON THE BAND NAMED ‘OF MONSTERS AND MEN’ WR-I 2.
  18. 18. WR-I 3. Cheryl Della Pietra, a longtime New York City magazine editor & writer, came out with a debut book of hers in 2015; a fictionalized account of the five dizzying, post-college months she spent in 1992 working as an editorial assistant for a person who resided at a ranch in Colorado. It describes her life as an assistant which involved coaxing a novel out of her boss, all while battling his endless procrastination, vampiric schedule and herculean substance abuse. The book’s title involves replacing the first word of an alliterative equal lettered 2012 novel (a novel written to counter the notion that ‘women are naturally good’) made into a 2014 film with the word associated with the style of journalism that was popularized by her boss through the 70’s & 80’s. What title did Cheryl give her book?
  19. 19. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  20. 20. GONZO GIRL. SHE SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT TO HUNTER S. THOMPSON. WR-I 3.
  21. 21. Banksy's one month stay as the self proclaimed “Artist in Residence” in New York was filled with both fun and politically intriguing artworks. In a blatant attack on the meat industry he commissioned a truck labeled "Farm Fresh Meats," containing a load of squealing (or at least squeaking) doomed plush farm animal toys to take rounds around the city. He named the installation combining Greek mythical seducing creatures and a movie, involving traumatic experience of a character with animals being sacrificially slaughtered. What did Banksy call this installation? WR-I 4.
  22. 22. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  23. 23. SIRENS OF THE LAMBS WR-I 4.
  24. 24. An article featured in the Telegraph about an artist, calls her “a master of disguise” and “ones own dummy” for the last 35 years. There also have been studies to show that the artist's lack of identity may be due to “Multi-personality disorder”. It claims that there are so many of the artist's portrayals/personalities that it becomes non trivial who the artist really is. The article's name is in itself a clever pun on another song famous in the early 2000's, with same undertones of discovering the “real” one from a collection of probable fakes. What is the article's title? WR-I 5.
  25. 25. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  26. 26. WILL THE REAL CINDY SHERMAN PLEASE STAND UP? WR-I 5.
  27. 27. FINALS INFINITE POUNCE – 1  17 QUESTIONS  CLOCKWISE  +10/0 ON THE BOUNCE  +10/-5 ON THE POUNCE
  28. 28. ‘A History of the World in 10½ Chapters’ is a 1989 novel chronicling mostly fictional events through a set of quirky short stories. Chapter 10, titled ‘The Dream’, involves ,among other things, the author trying to explain to non-enthusiastic readers of how his sporting team had won one of the top honors in the sport by beating the opposition 5-4 in the finals. He claimed to not believe this at all as before this “they had never won anything but peanuts.” When ‘The Dream’ recently did become a reality, the other notable loyal celebrity fan of the team used their home stadium for its first ever rock concert which was a follow up of their cameo at the open-top bus celebrations. The manager of the team has also gone on record to say that he made the players listen to this band before the season opener to ‘fire them up and make them play like warriors’ Which sporting team is this? Who is this author? Who are these other celebrity fans? 1.
  29. 29. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  30. 30. LEICESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB JULIAN BARNES, KASABIAN 1.
  31. 31. Jamie Vasta, an aspiring artist, has conducted a makeover of a series of paintings by a certain artist of the 16th-17th century. The dramatic themes addressed in the original paintings are not undermined but is somewhat lightened by the use of glitter. This low-brow style is usually seen in mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons and the term used to describe it, is generally a pejorative one as it implies that the work in question is gaudy or that it deserves a solely ornamental and decorative purpose. Whose paintings has Vasta recreated? What German term is often used to describe such art? 2.
  32. 32. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  33. 33. CARAVAGGIO KITSCH 2.
  34. 34. Special F/X guru Stan Winston and his crew studied hours of test footage in order to make a particular scene as real as possible. Some of the materials used in the miniature Los Angeles model to mimic the destroyed masonry were Matzos crackers and Shredded Wheat. After each take, an average of two days would be spent in setting up the model to shoot again. The scene also required the creation of several duplicates of the lead actress, which were destroyed during shooting. The attention to detail led several members of U.S. federal testing labs, in the early 90’s, to unofficially declare the scene as the most accurate depiction of a disaster event ever created for a fictional motion picture. Which scene is being talked about and from which film? 3.
  35. 35. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  36. 36. NUCLEAR BLAST SCENE FROM TERMINATOR 2 3.
  37. 37. John Kerry, the current Secretary of State, had fought for the US presidency in 2004. The campaign song that he had chosen was one of the greatest hits of a band famous for its abbreviated name amongst other things. It had originally been written in 1969 to protest against politically connected Americans who were able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam. The song choice was meant to be a subtle dig at the incumbent George W. Bush but it ended up backfiring on Kerry, who was one of the wealthiest presidential candidates in history as the song also criticized people of affluence, who could manipulate situations to suit themselves. Which song was used by him? 4.
  38. 38. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  39. 39. FORTUNATE SON BY CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (CCR) It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all But when the taxman comes to the door Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no 4.
  40. 40. A certain section of a minority group in Greece protested after one of its largest newspaper, Ta Nea published a caricature of the outspoken former far-left finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, wearing a giant black skullcap, hunched over a ledger counting bags and coins of gold after it was revealed that he had been paid thousands of euros for interviews and speaking fees. “We consider the use of such images to portray current events as not only unacceptable and despicable, but especially dangerous, as it spreads religious hatred and perpetuates prejudices that should not have a place in today’s society” said a letter to the editor of Ta Nea from one of the protest groups. Which minority group was involved in the protest? Who was Varoufakis portrayed as by the newspaper? 5.
  41. 41. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  42. 42. JEWS SHYLOCK FROM THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 5.
  43. 43. 6. A white canvas angled at 70˚ to the ground, was marked with vertical black lines 21 inches apart and to the front and below the ground were 4 horizontal lines, 4 inches apart. Each region started off with a trip wire which, when broken would complete an electric circuit and activate a certain apparatus. The horizontal regions were made to have a sense of connectivity and the vertical lines were there to measure the distance of something from the ground. What was this setup used to achieve?
  44. 44.  The four horizontal lines were used to capture the distance from the ground of a certain 4 objects.  The following graph shows the trajectory of the 4 objects, this graph in a sense helped prove something not so trivial at that time.
  45. 45. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  46. 46. EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE’s GALLOPING HORSE EXPERIMENTS 6.
  47. 47. 7. While directing a movie in 1986 (considered to be a sequel to the movie directed by Robert Rossen in 1961 following the life of character played by Paul Newman) this individual went on a 4 week break to work on starkly different project. The project was an 18 minute movie consisting of Wesley Snipes amongst others and explores the relationship of a private school student and his former public school mates along with difference in ideologies that have occurred over time. The movie had been strongly been influenced from the following scene from West Side Story especially in terms of setting. Who directed this 18 minute movie? For whom was this movie directed? OR What was title of the movie?
  48. 48. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  49. 49. MARTIN SCORCESE (HE LEFT THE SHOOTING OF ‘THE COLOUR OF MONEY’ FOR THIS) ‘BAD’ - MICHEAL JACKSON VIDEO 7.
  50. 50. 8. Many have interpreted this choice to be associated with the individual’s wish of expressing power or dominance over his competitors. However, according to the individual himself it is nothing but a good luck charm from his college days (Stanford) where the uniform required him to do so when competing. This choice has definitely affected his competitors over the years with the likes of Luke Donald trying to out-psyche the individual by taking on the choice himself during the duo’s playing time together at a competition in 2006. What famous choice am I talking about that we’ve witnessed regularly over the past two decades?
  51. 51. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  52. 52. TIGER WOODS WEARING A RED SHIRT DURING THE FINAL ROUND OF TOURNAMENTS 8.
  53. 53. This individual was a budding artist working in Brooklyn in the 1950's. His colleagues at the Brooklyn studio describe him to be a middle-aged man with a wiry build and a sharp bony profile, who seemed to wear nothing but gray. Though many of his colleagues like Burt Silvermann had received commercial success, his works seem to have been lost or have become inexistent. Some of the unsubstantiated/ unconfirmed sketches of his are shown in the next slide. Who is this artist? Why can’t his paintings be seen anywhere? 9.
  54. 54. Burt Silvermann's portrayal of the artist
  55. 55. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  56. 56. RUDOLPH ABEL THEY ARE ALL IN FBI'S CUSTODY 9.
  57. 57. As mentioned in the previous question Burt Sivermann, a figure painter, had gained considerable critical and commercial popularity at that time. He was associated with a certain someone whose portrait is given in the next slide. This association resulted in him designing something iconic for the man in question. Whose portrait? What did Burt Silverman design for him? 10.
  58. 58. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  59. 59. IAN ANDERSON COVER ART FOR AQUALUNG 10.
  60. 60. This day has become part of the cultural fabric of the city and includes reading sessions, attending dramatizations, pub crawls and other such events, much of it hosted by the X Centre in North Great George's Street. Enthusiasts often dress in Edwardian costumes and retrace a certain route around the city via various landmarks such as Davy Byrne's pub, Westland Row etc.. (X is a person) On the Sunday in 2004 just before the 100th "anniversary”, 10,000 people were treated to a free, open-air, full breakfast on O'Connell Street consisting of sausages, rashers, toast, beans, and black and white puddings. On this day 1982, the centenary year of X, the state broadcaster transmitted a continuous 30-hour dramatic performance on radio. On which day does this celebration happen? In which city do these take place? 11.
  61. 61. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  62. 62. DUBLIN BLOOMSDAY( JUNE 16TH) 11.
  63. 63. Ramona Bietenbeck is resident of Düsseldorf, Germany. She feels that “The Rheinturm”(Rhine tower) which towers over the rest of the land scape is very prevalent in any vista of the city. To highlight this she has made a set of 14 artworks representing the city of Düsseldorf and tries to prove how the Rhine tower is always lurking around in the canvas. In whose honor did she name her project? What did she name her whole project? What unconventional method did she use to make all these artworks? 12.
  64. 64. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  65. 65. KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI 14 VIEWS OF THE RHINE TOWER WOODBLOCK PRINTING 12.
  66. 66. The Ion Tiriac Trophy has been given to the winner of an annual tournament ever since its 10th edition in 2011. The inspiration of the trophy according to Mr. Iten (of Roland Iten- creators of the trophy) was obtained in the hills of the country where the tournament is held, with the literal translation of a wine called ‘Scala Dei’ forming the basis of the trophy. The trophy comprised of 32 Racquets, each containing the name of a famous champion of the sport with the globe on top acting as a dedication to Ion Tiriac (owner of the tournament). For which annual tournament is the victor given this trophy? Looking at the general structure of the trophy, what is the literal translation of ‘Scala Dei’? The ‘translation’ has recently been the subject of legal proceedings involving a group from England 13.
  67. 67. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  68. 68. THE MADRID ATP MASTERS 1000 (MUTUA MADRILENA OPEN) TRANSLATION – STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 13.
  69. 69. The Maison Fournaise is a high-end restaurant located on the Island of Chatou of Siene in Paris and is famous for its river view. Established by Alphonse Fournaise in the summer of 1880 to cater to the new tourist trade, it served as a central gathering place for local sailors. It is now a cultural hot spot and has partly been converted into a museum. What is the cultural importance of this resturant? 14.
  70. 70. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  71. 71. RENOIR'S LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY WAS SET HERE 14.
  72. 72. 15. Czech Hedgehogs are huge objects shaped as an octahedron. A Czech hedgehog, made to specifications, can be constructed from any material capable of withstanding at least 60 ton- force (600 kN), while being at most 1.4 meters high. These “Hedgehogs” saw rampant use through the early and mid 20th century but gradually fell out of favor. Surprisingly there was a surge in production of these from around the year 1997. What caused the renewed interest in them?
  73. 73. BLUEPRINT
  74. 74. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  75. 75. 15.
  76. 76. INCREASE DUE TO SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 15.
  77. 77. There are many clubs around the world that are named, the X Cricket Club. There is one in Barbados, for instance, which has supplied two captains of the West Indies team. There is another in Los Angeles, one in Birmingham. In Switzerland, there is even a T20 cricket league, whose participating teams compete for a/an X Cup. This naming is a shout out to the time when Mr. X visited the corporate progressive town of Muggleton where, in presence of local dignitaries consuming anchovy sandwiches and devilled kidneys, he watched a cricket match in which All-Muggleton easily beat Dingley Dell as Mr. Jingle provides a running commentary on the game by saying: “Capital game—smart sport— fine exercise—very.” The cricket match in question, among other things, has even appeared on a currency note. Artist Dave Thomas’s works attempting to recreate the cricketers involved in the match are also shown in the next slide. Who is Mr. X? 16.
  78. 78. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  79. 79. SAMUEL PICKWICK FROM THE PICKWICK PAPERS 16.
  80. 80. Originally believed to have been invented around 300 BC in China, about the same time as paper, this product has been in constant demand for centuries. Initially the industry relied upon the animal fur industry but advances in technology introduced “synthetic” variants of the product. But the “Natural” variants still remain largely popular. PETA has launched a movement trying to educate consumers of the plight of animals involved in the industry and though it agrees that the animals are never killed, they believe that they are mistreated. PETA claims that the synthetic industry has come leaps and bounds and can be a viable replacement to these “Natural” variants of the product. What product is being talked about here? 17.
  81. 81. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  82. 82. 17. PAINTBRUSHES
  83. 83. SCORES?
  84. 84. FINALS WRITTEN ROUND 2  6 QUESTIONS ON LAWSUITS/COURT-CASES  10 POINTS PER QUESTION
  85. 85. Amidst international publicity, this trial opened when courtroom officials handed copies of the book, to the 12 jury members. They were not allowed to take it out of the jury room as they would be breaking the Obscene Publications Act. The defense team lined up distinguished witnesses convinced of the book’s literary merit, including E M Forster, Cecil Day-Lewis, Rebecca West. The Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson even told the court that it showed sex as “an act of holy communion”, and agreed vigorously when asked if it was a book that “Christians ought to read”. The prosecution instead spent the trial going through it line by line noting down the obscenities: on page 204, for example, one “bitch goddess of Success”, one “––––ing”, one “s–––”, one “best bit of c––– left on earth” and three mentions of “balls”. A few days later, the jury acquitted the defense of all charges and almost immediately, the book went on to become a best-seller. However outside intellectual high society, most ordinary people remained deeply conservative with the Home Office being flooded with letters of protest. An anguished lady wrote to the home secretary, explaining that her teenage daughter was at boarding school and she was terrified that “day girls there may introduce this filthy book”. What landmark case is being talked about? WR-II 1.
  86. 86. According to most accounts this item was on display in the 3rd floor of Rua da Alfandega when a banker called Sérgio Peralta working with one or two other men overpowered the building’s watchman to break open the wooden frame of the bulletproof display box to steal it off. Later three Brazilians, including Sérgio, and an Argentine gold dealer Juan Carlos Hernández were arrested but they were either released or fled abroad. Eventually they were tried and convicted in absentia. As for the stolen item, it was never recovered and is widely believed to have been melted down and sold. This incident also isn’t the first high profile theft of the item as close to two decades before this incident, a similar high-profile search for this item attracted the eyes of the international media. What item is this, whose designed was inspired from the sculpture shown in the next slide? WR-II 2.
  87. 87. X Corporation is a subsidiary company in the Norwegiean Glamox Group and is a leading supplier of ergonomic lighting and magnification solutions for markets throughout Europe and North America. Some of the popular products sold by X today are shown in the next slide. Worried about the effect another company Y’s retail endeavors would have had on their business; X, in 2009, charged them with various trademark infringement violations. With a focus on product quality, using stainless steel and high quality control standards, X did not want a mass produced, plastic replica of one of their models to be associated with their goodwill and reputation. The semblance was even striking enough to confuse consumers. The lawsuit was later dropped and its not know if a settlement was ever reached between both parties. What is the name of company X, a name inextricably linked to Y? Which company is Y? WR-II 3.
  88. 88. Late 2015, at the Gagosian gallery in New York, Jeff Koons held an exhibition titled Gazing ball. The exhibition involved hand made replicas of famous paintings along with a large, blue glass bauble, or “gazing ball” which was placed centrally in majority of the paintings. The exhibition drew great criticism from art purists who wished to pursue law proceedings against him, particularly due to his claim that the work was a completely original idea going as far as to say that the gazing ball had actually improved those famous works. To defend himself, Koons stated that similar things had been done in the past by Andy Warhol and quoted a 1919 work which involved giving male like features to a famous artwork along with an acronym which loosely translated to "there is fire down below" What artwork did Koons quote? Shown in the next slide is one such artwork from the exhibition, whose original tile is ‘Ancient Rome’. Who is the original artist ? (a rare exception in terms of location) WR-II 4.
  89. 89. "The Air That I Breathe" is a ballad which appeared on the 1972 album of the band The Hollies and went on to become one of their most successful songs, toping charts in several countries. However, 20 years later this song came back into popularity due to another song possessing an eerily similar chord progression and melody. The similarities were enough for The Hollies band members to successfully sue and add their names under the songwriters section. This 1992 song went on to define the band so much so that they would often drop it from their stage performances to throw light on their other music. Which band? What famous song was inspired by The Hollies’ - The Air That I Breathe? WR-II 5.
  90. 90. “60 Years Later: Coming Through the ___” is a book by Swedish author, Fredrik Colting whose plot ‘re-introduces’ Mr C, 60 years after he walked out of Pencey and took the train to New York. He’s an old man in his late 70s, who has been forced into a nursing home for his own good by his son. Colting thinks the rebel would still be burning brightly in the senior citizen version as Mr. C walks out of the nursing home, and jumps on a bus going to New York. It was indefinitely banned from publication in the United States, in 2009 by a federal judge who while delivering the verdict, noted that the free-thinking, authentic character who was an impeccable judge of the people around, also showing the effects of the character’s uncompromising world view were already thoroughly depicted and apparent in the original narrative. How do we know Mr. C better? Which work is this book a sequel/parody of? WR-II 6.
  91. 91. EXCHANGE SHEETS ANSWERS COMING UP!
  92. 92. WR-II 1. Amidst international publicity, this trial opened when courtroom officials handed copies of the book, to the 12 jury members. They were not allowed to take it out of the jury room as they would be breaking the Obscene Publications Act. The defense team lined up distinguished witnesses convinced of the book’s literary merit, including E M Forster, Cecil Day-Lewis, Rebecca West. The Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson even told the court that it showed sex as “an act of holy communion”, and agreed vigorously when asked if it was a book that “Christians ought to read”. The prosecution instead spent the trial going through it line by line noting down the obscenities: on page 204, for example, one “bitch goddess of Success”, one “––––ing”, one “s–––”, one “best bit of c––– left on earth” and three mentions of “balls”. A few days later, the jury acquitted the defense of all charges and almost immediately, the book went on to become a best-seller. However outside intellectual high society, most ordinary people remained deeply conservative with the Home Office being flooded with letters of protest. An anguished lady wrote to the home secretary, explaining that her teenage daughter was at boarding school and she was terrified that “day girls there may introduce this filthy book”. What landmark case is being talked about?
  93. 93. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  94. 94. LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER OBSCENITY TRIAL WR-II 1.
  95. 95. WR-II 2. According to most accounts this item was on display in the 3rd floor of Rua da Alfandega when a banker called Sérgio Peralta working with one or two other men overpowered the building’s watchman to break open the wooden frame of the bulletproof display box to steal it off. Later three Brazilians, including Sérgio, and an Argentine gold dealer Juan Carlos Hernández were arrested but they were either released or fled abroad. Eventually they were tried and convicted in absentia. As for the stolen item, it was never recovered and is widely believed to have been melted down and sold. This incident also isn’t the first high profile theft of the item as close to two decades before this incident, a similar high-profile search for this item attracted the eyes of the international media. What item is this, whose designed was inspired from the sculpture shown in the next slide?
  96. 96. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  97. 97. JULES RIMET TROPHY WR-II 2.
  98. 98. X Corporation is a subsidiary company in the Norwegiean Glamox Group and is a leading supplier of ergonomic lighting and magnification solutions for markets throughout Europe and North America. Some of the popular products sold by X today are shown in the next slide. Worried about the effect another company Y’s retail endeavors would have had on their business; X, in 2009, charged them with various trademark infringement violations. With a focus on product quality, using stainless steel and high quality control standards, X did not want a mass produced, plastic replica of one of their models to be associated with their goodwill and reputation. The semblance was even striking enough to confuse consumers. The lawsuit was later dropped and its not know if a settlement was ever reached between both parties. What is the name of company X, a name inextricably linked to Y? Which company is Y? WR-II 3.
  99. 99. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  100. 100. X- LUXO ASA Y- PIXAR/DISNEY WR-II 3.
  101. 101. Late 2015, at the Gagosian gallery in New York, Jeff Koons held an exhibition titled Gazing ball. The exhibition involved hand made replicas of famous paintings along with a large, blue glass bauble, or “gazing ball” which was placed centrally in majority of the paintings. The exhibition drew great criticism from art purists who wished to pursue law proceedings against him, particularly due to his claim that the work was a completely original idea going as far as to say that the gazing ball had actually improved those famous works. To defend himself, Koons stated that similar things had been done in the past by Andy Warhol and quoted a 1919 work which involved giving male like features to a famous artwork along with an acronym which loosely translated to "there is fire down below" What artwork did Koons quote? Shown in the next slide is one such artwork from the exhibition, whose original tile is ‘Ancient Rome’. Who is the original artist? (a rare exception in terms of location) WR-II 4.
  102. 102. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  103. 103. L.H.O.O.Q J.M.W TURNER WR-II 4.
  104. 104. WR-II 5. "The Air That I Breathe" is a ballad which appeared on the 1972 album of the band The Hollies and went on to become one of their most successful songs, toping charts in several countries. However, 20 years later this song came back into popularity due to another song possessing an eerily similar chord progression and melody. The similarities were enough for The Hollies band members to successfully sue and add their names under the songwriters section. This 1992 song went on to define the band so much so that they would often drop it from their stage performances to throw light on their other music. Which band? What famous song was inspired by The Hollies’ - The Air That I Breathe?
  105. 105. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  106. 106. CREEP BY RADIOHEAD WR-II 5.
  107. 107. WR-II 6. “60 Years Later: Coming Through the ___” is a book by Swedish author, Fredrik Colting whose plot ‘re-introduces’ Mr C, 60 years after he walked out of Pencey and took the train to New York. He’s an old man in his late 70s, who has been forced into a nursing home for his own good by his son. Colting thinks the rebel would still be burning brightly in the senior citizen version as Mr. C walks out of the nursing home, and jumps on a bus going to New York. It was indefinitely banned from publication in the United States, in 2009 by a federal judge who while delivering the verdict, noted that the free-thinking, authentic character who was an impeccable judge of the people around, also showing the effects of the character’s uncompromising world view were already thoroughly depicted and apparent in the original narrative. How do we know Mr. C better? Which work is this book a sequel/parody of?
  108. 108. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  109. 109. HOLDEN CAULFIELD CATCHER IN THE RYE WR-II 6.
  110. 110. FINALS INFINITE POUNCE – 2  17 QUESTIONS  ANTI-CLOCKWISE  +10/0 ON THE BOUNCE  +10/-5 ON THE POUNCE
  111. 111. 18. The following are some of the 300 rejects which were produced for a project. Study the rejects and the criticisms. Who is the designer? Whose criticisms are these? What were the designs for?
  112. 112.  Don't like the artwork, _____ looks peculiar  Also artwork too spread out, too sprawling, not compact enough  I don't like the dots. Won't look good small, even the size is difficult to read.
  113. 113.  Hand and bike too irrelevant.  Title looks bad small. Looks like ink didn't take on the part that goes light.
  114. 114.  Looks like science fiction.  Hard to read even at this size.
  115. 115. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  116. 116.  Maze too abstract and too much emphasis on the maze
  117. 117. SAUL BASS STANLEY KUBRIK THE SHINING 18.
  118. 118. The following project is a brain child of Claire Decon, a graphic designer. She has designed book covers(of “fictional” books) pertaining to 4 different characters. Each of the characters has a story of their own to tell. While one is a doctor others are an inventor, a father and a soldier. Even though all of the four characters are unrelated and their lives separate, she believes they are at the same time very strongly connected. All of the book covers come together to create a bigger image, as all the characters share the same time frame and place with each book, but with very contrasting stories. How are the characters related? 19.
  119. 119. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  120. 120. NIGHTHAWKS BY EDWARD HOPPER 19.
  121. 121. 20. In 2008, Tokyo-based publishing company East Press published a manga version of a book that flew off the shelves, selling quickly in the first days apart from getting discussed in the media the world over. The narrative follows Robin, an earnest young cheese maker who works alongside his father. They make the best tasting cheese around and are generally greeted by long lines at the market. For the father this is enough, but Robin has other ambitions and fears poverty. That’s when Daniel, an investor, enters Robin’s life and offers to set him up in business. As the story plays out, Robin is in a moral dilemma with Daniel’s exploitation of their employees. He also meets Carl, a worker at the cheese factory who fights back against the conditions in the factory and resents that he and fellow workers are facilitators in making Robin wealthy. Which book has been adapted into a manga?
  122. 122. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  123. 123. DAS KAPITAL 20.
  124. 124. The tradition of inviting sporting teams to meet with the President dates back to at least 1865, when President Andrew Johnson welcomed the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals. It wasn’t till Ronald Reagan’s presidency that the practice of hosting victorious teams at the White House became a regular affair. However during his time in office, there was one such team that didn’t get their share of the limelight with President Regan. Obama sort of made up for this by calling them to the White House on the 25th Anniversary of their victory. Which team is this? Why weren’t they invited to the White House by Regan? 21.
  125. 125. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  126. 126. CHICAGO BEARS WINNERS OF THE SUPER BOWL XX (1985) 21.
  127. 127. THE CHALLENGER DISASTER OCCURRED JUST 2 DAYS AFTER THEIR SUPERBOWL VICTORY 21.
  128. 128. 22. The artist’s idea was to use a style based on the Indian folklore art, which showcased the face of X accompanied by various instruments and designs that are seen in the X hood and clothes. Initially many details of the face were left by the artist because the design was supposed to match the style of folklore art. However, he compromised and made the face prominent instead of it being the only component of his work. With this, both the head cover and jewelries of X were added after which instruments, curves and flowers all around the face and hood were designed in such a way to make the artwork bilaterally symmetric. Instruments such as madhalam and kombu were showcased to give it a feel of Tamil Nadu, and for the feel of Kerala, pookkula and Edakka we added. What art form is X? Where can one find this artwork/design?
  129. 129. Madhalam Kombu Edakka Pookkula
  130. 130. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  131. 131. THEYYAM 22.
  132. 132. AGAM’S LOGO 22.
  133. 133. 23. In the early 2000’s, a renowned chef from Segovia nicknamed “Mr. King Cochinillo” was asked for his views on an infamous incident. He explained: “Cochinillo is a unique cuisine, the symbol of Segovia & does not deserve to be treated like that. To see it fall with sauce and grease precipitating out, was difficult to watch. According to the men in the charge of the event, the incident had been a conspiracy on the part of a group of reporters to dramatically increase their sales, since the cuisine itself had never been popular in the region. What infamous incident involving an individual originally from Alentejo, Portugal is being talked about?
  134. 134. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  135. 135. ‘PIG HEAD’ THROWN AT LOUIS FIGO 23.
  136. 136. 24. ‘10 Anos Depois’ is a documentary featuring a group of individuals who were part of a project in the early 2000’s. Directed by Cavi Borges and Luciano Vidigal, the documentary portrays the changes in the lives of the group of individuals, highlighting the hardships some of them still continue to face while particularly concentrating on the success of a Seu Jorge and Alice Braga. The documentary was also an effort on the part of the director to change the perception of a certain area which had been highlighted in an unpleasing manner in the original project. What project were these group of people involved in?
  137. 137. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  138. 138. CITY OF GOD 24.
  139. 139. 25. The Nurburgring Race in 1934 was seen as an opportunity for then Mercedes boss, Alfred Neubauer to debut a new version of their car with a 350hp engine. However the race was also used to introduce a new rule by the governing body, bringing in a maximum weight limit of 750 kg for all the participating Grand Prix racing cars. This posed as a severe problem for the Mercedes team whose car weighed in at approx. 752kg. This was however mended by the application of the suggestion by then driver, Manfred von Brauchitsch which resulted in the adoption of the iconic nickname that accompanies the team to this date. What suggestion was put forth by Manfred which allowed the car to come under the weight limit?
  140. 140. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  141. 141. THE SUGGESTION WAS TO SCRAPE OFF THE PAINT REVEALING THE BARE METALLIC SURFACE. HENCE THE NICKNAME ‘SILVER ARROWS’ 25.
  142. 142. The main culprit for this fallacy is probably costume designer Carl Emil Doepler, mainly known for his designs for a 19th Century performance. The designs became so influential that this misconception has become an accepted fact despite it being completely untrue. Doepler's designs were the result of some fascinating historical transposition. His German masters were intrigued by these individuals, at least in part because they represented a different classical origin story from the usual ones, which had a lot of appeal in an age of nascent German nationalism. As a result, Doepler and other scholars intertwined both histories in a way by adding stereotypical ancient, medieval German outfits onto these individuals. Who are these individuals & what is this misconception that is being talked about? What 19th century performance were these designs used for? 26.
  143. 143. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  144. 144. VIKINGS HAVING HORNED HELMETS They were used in Wagner's classic Norse saga, THE RING CYCLE (Der Ring des Nibelungen) 26.
  145. 145. Andre Tchaikowsky (died 1982) was a Polish composer and pianist of great repute. After dying of colon cancer at the age of 46 in Oxford, he left his body to medical research apart from one particular part which his will described would be donated to a different organization. The use of this body part was often limited only to rehearsals with several individuals finding it 'too distracting to work with' until it was famously put to use during the performance of a work of literature in 2008. Which organization was the body part donated to? For which work's performance was it used for in 2008 and thus which body part was donated? 27.
  146. 146. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  147. 147. ROYAL SHAKSESPERE COMPANY HAMLET & SKULL 27.
  148. 148. 28. It was in Feb 2006 that he, despite his ailing condition, rose from his wheelchair to give his final public performance before cancer caused his demise in 2007. Later details emerged that he had actually faked the performance, using video trickery, careful lip synching with a set of musicians who had pre-recorded the backing days earlier as it would have been too dangerous for him, due to his condition, to risk a live performance before a global audience. The trick took days to set up. Firstly a number of recorded versions of the musicians were taped & taken to his house for him to select the right one to sing along while being recorded. Secondly, just before performance, he was filmed on stage miming to the recordings as the orchestra pretended to play behind him. On the big night, that video was played for TV audiences along with the pre-recorded music, as the live crowd heard the music and saw singer and the musicians faking it for a second time. Who is this individual? What event was the stage for his final performance?
  149. 149. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  150. 150. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI 2006 TURIN WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY 28.
  151. 151. 29. Arturo Gatti was an Italian-Canadian professional boxer. Despite having a good record of 40-9, his most glorious period involved a trilogy of fights with a certain boxer who rose to fame first in 1996 as the Intercontinental welterweight champion and then again in 2010. Who is the individual against whom he fought this trilogy? In his fight against Oscar De la Hoya in 2001, Arturo picked an entry song, to portray a certain power and menace regarding his Italian routes. The song had gained prominence largely due to its involvement in a sitcom form in 1999, which had enabled songwriter Rob Spragg ‘to meet some nice men in Armani suits with fat hands and eat some nice Italian food’ Which song did he choose for his entry into the fight?
  152. 152. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  153. 153. MICKY WARD (2010- THE FIGHTER) 29.
  154. 154. WOKE UP THIS MORNING BY ALABAMA 3. FAMOUSLY USED FOR THE OPENING CREDITS OF SOPRANOS. 29.
  155. 155. FINALS WRITTEN ROUND 3  5 QUESTIONS BASED ON VIDEO GAMES?  10 POINTS PER QUESTION
  156. 156. In Medal of Honor: Warfighter(2012) you partly play as “Stump”, a sharp shooter of the Navy SEALs. After progressing through about 3/4th of the game's main plot, Stump and his mates are given a certain detour and head to the western waters of the Arabian sea for a special mission. What is this special mission all about? WR-III 1.
  157. 157. Pixel Envy was a California based Graphics company which had dwelled into video games on their previous projects. In 2000, they were approached for a special project under the supervision of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, involving the design of various snow boarding and swimming sequences apart from jumping through huge doughnuts while collecting “astrixes” What was this special project about? WR-III 2.
  158. 158. This turn based action adventure game features a familiar protagonist who has over the years appeared in many forms and guises such as an Egyptian pharaoh, a soldier(trooper), a mental patient, some sort of a cyborg, a zombie etc.. You’ll be able to collect, train, and level up these different “protagonists”, and take them into turn-based fights. The main antagonists include different types of beastial anomalies, the Egyptian God Horus and the devil himself Who is the protagonist? WR-III 3.
  159. 159. In Assassin's Creed Unity apart from the main story missions, scattered all over are a few “Mystery Missions”. One of them involves solving a murder case. The victim is found dead in his house and seems to have been under going regular treatment for some skin condition. In the vicinity also lies the weapon used, a sole knife. Further investigation reveals that the victim developed his skin condition while hiding in the sewers in fear of reprisal of the police and was suggested to take regular herbal baths by his doctor. What mystery are we talking about? WR-III 4.
  160. 160. This 2010 action-adventure video game, developed by Visceral Games, follows the regular “save the damsel in distress” plot. The whole game makes you venture in about many different and distinct environments (levels) with each environment having its own boss and minions. Seven of the nine bosses are given in the next slide. What is the game loosely based on? WR-III 5.
  161. 161.  King Minos  Cleopatra and Marc Antony  Cerebus  Plutus  Phlegyas  Francesco Portinari  Malacoda WR-III 5.
  162. 162. EXCHANGE SHEETS ANSWERS COMING UP!
  163. 163. WR-III 1. In Medal of Honor: Warfighter(2012) you partly play as “Stump”, a sharp shooter of the Navy SEALs. After progressing through about 3/4th of the game's main plot, Stump and his mates are given a certain detour and head to the western waters of the Arabian sea for a special mission. What is this special mission all about?
  164. 164. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  165. 165. RESCUING CAPTAIN PHILIPS NEAR SOMALIA WR-III 1.
  166. 166. WR-III 2. Pixel Envy was a California based Graphics company which had dwelled into video games on their previous projects. In 2000, they were approached for a special project under the supervision of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, involving the design of various snow boarding and swimming sequences apart from jumping through huge doughnuts while collecting “astrixes” What was this special project about?
  167. 167. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  168. 168. WR-III 2.
  169. 169. MAKING THE VIDEO OF RED HOT CHILLI PEPPER'S CALIFORNICATION WR-III 2.
  170. 170. WR-III 3. This turn based action adventure game features a familiar protagonist who has over the years appeared in many forms and guises such as an Egyptian pharaoh, a soldier(trooper), a mental patient, some sort of a cyborg, a zombie etc.. You’ll be able to collect, train, and level up these different “protagonists”, and take them into turn-based fights. The main antagonists include different types of beastial anomalies, the Egyptian God Horus and the devil himself Who is the protagonist?
  171. 171. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  172. 172. PROTAGONIST - EDDIE, THE HEAD WR-III 3.
  173. 173. In Assassin's Creed Unity apart from the main story missions, scattered all over are a few “Mystery Missions”. One of them involves solving a murder case. The victim is found dead in his house and seems to have been under going regular treatment for some skin condition. In the vicinity also lies the weapon used, a sole knife. Further investigation reveals that the victim developed his skin condition while hiding in the sewers in fear of reprisal of the police and was suggested to take regular herbal baths by his doctor. What mystery are we talking about? WR-III 4.
  174. 174. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  175. 175. DEATH OF MARAT WR-III 4.
  176. 176. This 2010 action-adventure video game, developed by Visceral Games, follows the regular “save the damsel in distress” plot. The whole game makes you venture in about many different and distinct environments(levels) with each environment having its own boss and minions. Seven of the nine bosses are given in the next slide. What is the game loosely based on? WR-III 5.
  177. 177.  King Minos  Cleopatra and Marc Antony  Cerebus  Plutus  Phlegyas  Francesco Portinari  Malacoda WR-III 5.
  178. 178. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  179. 179. WR-III 5.
  180. 180. SCORES?
  181. 181. FINALS INFINITE POUNCE – 2  CONTINUES
  182. 182. LAST FIVE QUESTIONS
  183. 183. Most countries have laws requiring the stunning of animals before they are slaughtered. Many of the methods to stun livestock include asphyxiation, electrical shock and several mechanical methods. One of the most commonly used mechanical methods is using a bolt mechanism. The bolt penetrates the skull of the animal, damages the brain and is retracted out. Many ways exist to trigger this bolt like gunpowder, electricity and compressed gas. Where did this stunning method find use? 30.
  184. 184. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  185. 185. JAVIER BARDEM’S WEAPON IN NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 30.
  186. 186. 31. The following video is from the first act of a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. What is the primary inspiration for the musical? Who are the people who appear during the last seconds of the video amidst the commotion?
  187. 187. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  188. 188. A SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON THE ISLAND OF LA GRANDE JATTE 31. BATHERS AT ASNIÈRES
  189. 189. 32. This course has hosted the PGA Tour from 1960 to 1968, and in that final year, the LPGA visited too. The Champions Tour also battled here from 1994-1999. It is quite literally analogues to a baseball fan playing golf inside the Yankee Stadium, or for the religious zealot teeing it up inside the Vatican City. These days one can even golf here on ‘business days’, though they close the four inside holes. However the fourteen holes outside are still open. The course was renamed Brickyard Crossing in 1991 after Pete Dye was given the charge to redesign the course. The name is a play on the venue‘s nickname, ‘The Brickyard’ as in the olden days, the venue was paved with thousands of bricks, and a strip of these original bricks can still be seen today though they are largely symbolic. Where is the Brickyard Crossing situated? What unique trait do the flags on the holes of this course share?
  190. 190. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  191. 191. INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY (VENUE FOR THE INDY 500) 32.
  192. 192. THE FLAGS ARE CHEQUERED 32.
  193. 193. 33. Launched in 1981, the Quantel Paintbox was a dedicated workstation, primarily used in the production of television graphics. It reached its high point in 1986 when it saw use in a featurette containing whole scenes of computer generated animation, which has never been done before. It included CG human characters(also a first) who were apparently carrying various devices like TV's, Refrigerators and microwave ovens. This ground breaking use of CG and rotoscoopy got it many awards and accolades. What featurette are we talking about?
  194. 194. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  195. 195. MONEY FOR NOTHING BY DIRE STRAITS 33.
  196. 196. LAST QUESTION
  197. 197. 34. It was probably a playwright of yore, who created a character non-existent from the book and got her married amidst a mélange of mystery and magic spells. This has caused many to believe that such a character really existed in the original literature even though there is no mention of a daughter of him. This play found its way to cinema thrice as a silent movie and the first talkie version came in 1932. It was even remade in other languages and one of the versions tasted some success making it a household name in the region by the turn 1950’s. It was to this receptive atmosphere that the 1957 was released which probably is the version, we associate the most with this story. The 1957 version was such a success even causing the government to make it a part of the local school curriculum. One glaring fact about the movie is the absence of one group of subjects pivotal to the plotline of the original literature . Though they are actively mentioned by others in the film, no actors/actresses are portraying them on-screen. Which movie/play is this? Who are these absentees?
  198. 198. AND THE ANSWER IS…..
  199. 199. MAYABAZAR PANDAVAS 34.
  200. 200. THANK YOU SEE YOU AT KAIKUU!

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