● 20 questions
● Q15 has two parts
● +15/-5 on pounce and +10/0 on bounce
● First 10 questions clockwise, then anticlockwise
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?
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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*
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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
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
3) It's a coincidence.
These are some of the believed reasons of the phenomenon of having numbers
in the titles of his novels.
❏ 5 POINT SOMEONE
❏ 3 MISTAKES OF MY LIFE
❏ 1 NIGHT AT THE CALL CENTRE
❏ REVOLUTION 2020
❏ ½ GIRLFRIEND
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
OMG Hamlet, my father
hasn’t returned since he
went out to get groceries ….
Maybe the police caught
him for violating the
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?
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.
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 ?
17. Name the blanked out GOAT in the cast of
Escape to Victory(1981)
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
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.
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.
Freddy Krueger from
“The Nightmare on Elm