● 16 questions, clockwise throughout
● +15/-5 and +10/0
● Pounces to be sent to SPM through Whatsapp
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.
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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?
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I’ll always love you is a song by Whitney Houston
and she died in a bathtub
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).
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?
Agar Tum Saath Ho
Indicated through the fact that Arijit sings the chorus in two different octaves
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?
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.
Coming to America
Sequel is titled Coming 2 America
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?
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?
Westworld and Radiohead, the album being Ok
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
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?
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?
Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns and Roses
“Where do we go now?”
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?
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.
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
● Space Oddity (cover)
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?
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?
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.
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It’s a ﬁctional cigarette brand and
has been used in many Movies and
● “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.
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.
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