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Discord to Joy- A MELAS Quiz

MELAS Quiz

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Discord to Joy- A MELAS Quiz

  1. 1. Discord to Joy
  2. 2. Rules ● 20 questions ● Q15 has two parts ● +15/-5 on pounce and +10/0 on bounce ● First 10 questions clockwise, then anticlockwise
  3. 3. 1. The V symbol was first popularised in January 1941 by Victor de Laveleye, a Belgian politician in exile, who suggested it as a symbol of unity in a radio speech and a subsequent campaign by the BBC. The BBC made perfect use of it by playing something before every wartime broadcast to Europe. The piece that they played has an uncanny four note motif pointing to a number in Roman numerals through Morse code(uncanny because it hadn't been invented until then). What did they play?
  4. 4. Beethoven's 5th symphony Dot Dot Dot Dash(opening of the symphony) is morse for V(Roman for 5) The campaign by BBC was named V for Victory
  5. 5. 2. In economics lingo, going _____(5) means taking a negative position on an asset, or more informally, betting against the market and selling assets without owning it. On the other hand going ____(4) means the opposite. Michael Lewis, author of books like Moneyball and The Fifth Risk uses this definition in the title of his book: The ___(3) _____(5): Inside the Doomsday Machine. Give me the title of the book. First and last blanks are same
  6. 6. 3. While some authors write their first drafts by hand and others type them, Vladamir Nabokav wrote the first draft of his famous work X on notecards. Not only did these tiny index cards include the entire text of the novel, but he also used the them to make edits, take notes, and even doodle.. Nabokov believed this method of writing helped him figure out the best way to structure his plots. He even kept a pack of cards under his pillows at night so he could quickly write down any ideas that came into his head. Which is this “sizzling” novel?
  7. 7. 4. The Empire of Light is a series of oil on canvas paintings by René Magritte painted between 1953 and 1954. They depict the paradoxical image of a nighttime street, lit only by a single street light, beneath a daytime sky. The paintings inspired a scene in a 1973 classic movie, which was used on the film's posters and home video releases,in which a character stands in front of the protagonist's family's house. Which movie? Image following.
  8. 8. 5. In the closing ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, or the Centennial Olympics, before officially closing the tournament, Stevie Wonder performed Imagine by John Lennon in a heartfelt tribute to an incident that happened during the Olympics. The incident and the investigation following the aftermath forms the plot of the movie Richard Jewell(2019), directed by Clint Eastwood. What was the performance dedicated to? Need a specific name for the incident.
  9. 9. Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
  10. 10. 6. Datura Stramonium, known by the common name Devil’s Weed or more rarely X , is a plant of the nightshade family. All parts of Datura plants contain dangerous levels of the tropane alkaloids , which are classified as deliriants. The risk of fatal overdose is high among uninformed users, and many hospitalizations occur among recreational users who ingest the plant for its psychoactive effects. Give X which would remind you of a rock song released in 1980. *image attached*
  11. 11. Hells Bells
  12. 12. 7. Id the sci-fi anime movie from the poster.
  13. 13. Ghost in the Shell
  14. 14. 8. X’s novel “Elephants Can Remember” reveals distinct signs of Alzheimer’s onset, e.g., 20% fewer words or one-fifth of the author’s vocabulary lost; 6 times more use of nonspecific words such as “thing”, and a sharp drop in “idea density”. That novel's last line is “Maybe it’s OK not to remember.”-symbolising the disease. Who is the beloved author ?
  15. 15. AGATHA CHRISTIE
  16. 16. 9. This painting depicts the Shooting Company moving out, led by Captain Frans Banninck Cocq (dressed in black, with a red sash) and his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch (dressed in yellow, with a white sash). With effective use of sunlight and shade, Rembrandt leads the eye to the three most important characters among the crowd: the two men in the center (from whom the painting gets its original title), and the woman in the centre-left background carrying a chicken. Id this painting by Rembrandt which would also remind you of a black castle.
  17. 17. The Night Watch
  18. 18. 10. Nowadays the term X is colloquially a sporting term, although it was originally a word used in photography to denote either flimsy paper photo strips or tiny single images. An X camera was one with a sliding frame that jumped back and forth and allowed photographers quickly and easily to take multiple images on a single plate.This motion of the cameras may have been what inspired its modern usage. Much like the term X itself, X photos were fun; mostly of subjects goofing around. Id X.
  19. 19. Ping pong
  20. 20. 11. The entire tune of the famous Beatles song ‘__________’ came as a dream to Paul McCartney. He was initially afraid he had subconsciously plagiarized someone's tune. A month later, when he was finally convinced he had not stolen the tune by making other bands listen to the tune, he started writing lyrics for the song. The first draft of the lyrics was titled "Scrambled Eggs" and the first line went "Scrambled eggs/Oh, my baby how I love your legs". There is also a 2019 Danny Boyle movie of the same name that takes place in a world where everyone has forgotten the Beatles. Which hit song ? FITB.
  21. 21. 12. In Disney Pixar’s latest offering Coco, one of the running gags is people in the Land of the Dead cross-dressing as a famous woman to pass through immigration to the Land of the Living (which you are allowed to do on Dia de Muertos only if there is at least one person who remembers you among the Living and honours you on the ofrenda). Who do people cross-dress as on the grounds that she is widely remembered among the living in her country even today?
  22. 22. Frida Kahlo
  23. 23. 13. 1)He's really into numerology. He may visit a numerologist and consult him about his lucky title names, etc. 2) He's superstitious. After ‘_ _____ ________’ he realised that this was an easy life-hack. 3) It's a coincidence. These are some of the believed reasons of the phenomenon of having numbers in the titles of his novels. Whose?
  24. 24. CHETAN BHAGAT ❏ 5 POINT SOMEONE ❏ 3 MISTAKES OF MY LIFE ❏ 1 NIGHT AT THE CALL CENTRE ❏ REVOLUTION 2020 ❏ ½ GIRLFRIEND
  25. 25. 14. This episode from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is not usually seen onstage. X ,out of her mind with grief, has been making garlands of wildflowers. She climbs into a willow tree overhanging a brook to dangle some from its branches, and a bough breaks beneath her and she falls into a river. She lies in the water singing songs, as if unaware of her danger. Her clothes, trapping air, have allowed her to temporarily stay afloat . But eventually, her garments heavy with water pull her underwater to her death. Name this Shakespearean character X, which is also the name of a painting by John Everett Millais. *the painting has been a meme of sorts lately*
  26. 26. Ophelia OMG Hamlet, my father hasn’t returned since he went out to get groceries …. Maybe the police caught him for violating the lockdown Yeah babe sure
  27. 27. 15. a) In the novel, Swami and Friends, Swami's days are full of action and mischief. However his greatest feat probably is putting together a cricket team with his friends. What was his team known as?
  28. 28. MCC(Malgudi Cricket Club)
  29. 29. 15. b) Swami being the fastest bowler in the Malgudi cricket team, and also having taken a wicket on the first ball of a game was nicknamed X by his teammates, X being the leader of England's bowling attack in 1920s and 1930s. Id X, who was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1924.
  30. 30. Maurice Tate
  31. 31. 16 1)It took only 10 minutes for Anirudh Ravichander to compose the tune of the song. 2) The song was officially released on 16 November 2011 and instantly became viral on social networking sites for its quirky "Tanglish" lyrics. 3) The song is also called a 'Soup' song, where 'Soup' is a colloquial Tamil word which refers to young men experiencing love failure after a beautiful relationship. 4) The song was officially released after it was known to become popular after an accidental release on to the internet. Which song is this that became an instant viral hit ,which was also played on a US radio station due to its global fame ?
  32. 32. 17. Name the blanked out GOAT in the cast of Escape to Victory(1981)
  33. 33. Pele
  34. 34. 18 There was a song written in the 1630s that was performed only in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican kept the composition of the piece secret for 150 years until the 14-year-old X listened to the piece two times, transcribed it from memory, and produced the first unauthorized copy of the song who later came out to be a music wizard. Who?
  35. 35. MOZART
  36. 36. 19 NASA shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found. WHICH FILM?
  37. 37. 20. In the Rick and Morty episode "Lawnmower Dog", Rick and Morty 'inception' their way into their dreams. It soon turns into a bloodthirsty nightmare as they stumble upon a character 'Scary Terry' who wants to kill them which would cause their deaths in real life too. What is 'Scary Terry' a reference to? Pic on next slide.
  38. 38. Freddy Krueger from “The Nightmare on Elm Street”

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