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Music and Entertainment Quiz

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Music and Entertainment Quiz

  1. 1. Some smart ass name haha will come up with
  2. 2. Rules ● 16 questions, clockwise throughout ● +15/-5 and +10/0 ● Pounces to be sent to SPM through Whatsapp
  3. 3. 1. Discovered in Papua New Guinea, this species of tube-nosed fruit bat was recently given its common name, Hamamas, meaning ‘happy’. However, it was initially named something else thanks to its resemblance with a fictional character even though it did not come from planet Dagobah. The name could not persist as the natives were not familiar with the fictional franchise the name owed its origin to. Image on next slide.
  4. 4. Yoda Yoda bat
  5. 5. 2. In April, 2018, Lorde posted an image of a bathtub with the caption “ And iiii will always love you“. Later she deleted the instagram post and apologized. Why did she take down the post and apologize? Image on next slide
  6. 6. I’ll always love you is a song by Whitney Houston and she died in a bathtub
  7. 7. 3. Shown in the next few slides are some of the title cards of a TV show, which more often than not, has been compared to another show due to the eerily similar premise. Simply name this fan and critic favourite TV show these title cards belong to, and also explain the hidden significance of the title cards (other than the fact that they depict plot points of each episode).
  8. 8. OZARK
  9. 9. 4. By the end of the movie Tamasha, it is made clear to the viewer that Ranbir’s character suffers from bipolar disorder, which often makes him switch between his two extreme natures. This fact is subtly suggested through a popular song in the movie. Which song and how does it show his bipolar nature?
  10. 10. Agar Tum Saath Ho Indicated through the fact that Arijit sings the chorus in two different octaves
  11. 11. 5. In the TV show Castle Rock S1E5, two characters are seen listening to the radio in a car. The station is set to 100.3. 100.3 WKIT-FM is an actual commercial FM radio station, serving the area of Central Maine. Who owns this radio station?
  12. 12. WKIT-W(radio code) King’s IT
  13. 13. 6. Fill in the blanked lyrics of this K’naan song with the name of a movie, on which the song is based. The movie has a sequel lined up for a 2021 release, whose title is a pun on the original movie’s title.
  14. 14. Coming to America Sequel is titled Coming 2 America
  15. 15. 7. Shown here is the logo of an annual film festival which has hosted world premieres of movies like Furious 7, 21 Jump Street and also TV shows like Silicon Valley. The name of the film festival is a play on the name of a famous movie, which has been referred to as "the first James Bond film" due to its similarities, with splashing colourful settings, secret agents, and an elegant, daring, wisecracking leading man opposite a sinister yet strangely charming villain. What is the name of this festival?
  16. 16. South by Southwest
  17. 17. 8. On this 2016 TV show, itself inspired by a 1973 sci-fi movie, covers of a particular band keep cropping up every now and then. When asked about the frequent appearance of such songs, the showrunner Nolan cites the fact that he is a big fan of this band, and also that the theme of the show is extremely similar to many songs of this band, particularly their acclaimed 1997 album. Which show and which band?
  18. 18. Westworld and Radiohead, the album being Ok Computer
  19. 19. 9. As a fitting tribute to this music icon, a commemorative coin was launched into space recently. The coin was a part of a Music Legends collection, and it was the first time that a coin from this artist’s country was launched into space. Shown here are the lyrics to a parody (by Flight of the Conchords) of one of the singer’s most famous songs. Name the song in question.
  20. 20. Space Oddity by David Bowie
  21. 21. 10. In the last episode of Scam 1992, Debashis Basu jokingly asks Sucheta Dalal what were they to do about her source Karamchand. To this, she replies exasperatingly that she prefers to call him something else. This other name is borrowed from another scandal in the past. In this scandal as well, the secret informant was referred to by this name. This pseudonym alluded to the deep background information he possessed about the scandal, and also a widely publicised pornographic movie, popular at that time. Which scandal and what pseudonym?
  22. 22. Watergate and Deep Throat
  23. 23. 11. The song “X” is probably the greatest hit of the band Y. The irony is that the lead guitarist of Y, who played the riff, hated the song! The riff was originally just meant to be a string skipping exercise. Despite his original intentions, however, lead vocalist liked the riff and wanted to keep it in the album. X was made up so fast, in fact, that nobody had a good idea on how to continue it after the first few minutes. This is why the band spends the last third of the song, after the guitar riff, asking, "__ _ _ _ __?" The question wasn’t rhetorical! X and Y?
  24. 24. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns and Roses “Where do we go now?”
  25. 25. 12. The song was inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire, England on March 20, 1993. Two children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, were killed. The IRA (Irish Republican Army) is a militant group that was determined to remove British troops from Northern Ireland. It speaks about "the Irish fight for independence that seems to last forever." The lyrics even say, "It's the same old theme since 1916. What song am I talking about?
  26. 26. Zombies by Cranberries
  27. 27. 13. Spaced is a cult hit British sitcom and is brimming with 90s pop culture references. However, a particular episode of Spaced (clip follows) itself serves as the inspiration for a movie released in the 2000s. The name of this movie is a play on another movie, which is one of the most popular in its genre. Simply name the 2000s movie.
  28. 28. Video
  29. 29. Shaun of the Dead Play on Dawn of the Dead
  30. 30. 14. Chris Hadfield released an album Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can in 2015. What was so special about the album? The songs are listed here: ● Space Lullaby ● Beyond the Terra ● Feet Up ● Window of My Mind ● Ride That Lightning ● Jewel in the Night ● Daughter of My Sins ● I Wonder If She ● Big Smoke ● Farm Auction ● Caroline ● Space Oddity (cover)
  31. 31. The whole album was recorded in ISS.
  32. 32. 15. Founded and fronted by Martin Kennedy, this is an Australian electronica band that takes its name from an Indian public sector undertaking which was founded in 1930 and whose motto is Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaya. As to why he named it so, Kennedy explained that he heard someone saying it in a cassette containing street sounds from India in 1999. And thus a voice from the sky spoke to him, telling him that this should be his band’s name. What is the name of this band?
  33. 33. All India Radio
  34. 34. 16. In the 1953 novel ‘Ring around the Sun' by CD Simak, a certain object is used to help the mutants concentrate in order to transport themselves between parallel worlds in order to colonise them. How did this object keep moviegoers at the edge of their seats?
  35. 35. Inception
  36. 36. SCORES!
  37. 37. EXTRAS coming up
  38. 38. Extra. The following clip is from one of the ending scenes of the movie Psycho. The psychiatrist Dr. Fred Richman, played by Simon Oakland, explains the actual story of Norman Bates at a local courthouse, after which he casually puts his hands in his coat pockets and takes something out. Video in next slide For more hints next to next slide.
  39. 39. Video
  40. 40. Morley Cigarettes It’s a fictional cigarette brand and has been used in many Movies and TV series.
  41. 41. Extra. ● “Tearjerker” is an episode from the fourth season of the animated comedy series American Dad!. It follows Stan Smith as an agent to infiltrate the movie set of a Tchochkie Schmear whose aim is make a tragedy film which will make the viewers literally cry to death. ● The episode is a parody of crime thrillers, and therefore borrows its opening sequence from two sources. First is a famous sequence, while the other is a tune from a 1978 movie. Identify Both
  42. 42. James Bond gun barrel sequence
  43. 43. Extra. One of Pink Floyd’s most iconic covers is ‘Animals’ – Pink Floyd’s 10th studio album – featuring Battersea Power Station and in the distance a flying pig. The porcine balloon and the title were both in reference to the novel X by Y, which informed much of the lyrical content. While Y criticized Stalinism in X, Pink Floyd focussed on capitalism in Animals. Image on next slide.
  44. 44. Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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