________works is a big data software company based in Santa Clara,
California. Having RVCE alumnus Arun Murthy as one of its founders, the
company employs contributors to the open source software project
Apache Hadoop, and became the fastest venture to touch 100 million in
revenue in 4 years.
The company takes its name from a popular character from children’s
literature known for its humour, kindness and compassion despite
misadventures and hardship.
______ is a German “Nautik” funeral doom metal band founded in 2004 by
Christian Hector, Daniel Droste and Stephan Adolph.
Like the source of their name, their obsession with the ocean is evident from their
songs, such as:
"The Divinity of Oceans"
"O Father Sea"
"Below the Sun"
ID the band name, or their source of thematic and lyrical inspiration.
Following are snips from the making of Jay-Z’s recent video, Family Feud.
Featuring a star studded cast, the video, directed by Ava DuVernay
weaves a futuristic saga beginning in the year 2444. In an interview with
Washington Post, Ava remarks:
“I loved the idea of their being Co-Presidents of the United States in the
future. And that an ‘X’ was one of them. One of the first ideas I shared with
Jay-Z. He was all in. We had fun dreaming this up. This country will not stay
The person playing an X is also known for playing such characters in a
variety of her films and most popularly as the inspiration for the
physical design of Y, who was seen on screen in 1995. She also provided
the voice for Y.
ID Y. Picture follows
This is a cult metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona.
The unusual concept behind the group has resulted in worldwide
attention, and has got them over 49,000 likes on Facebook.
ID the inspiration behind their music.
What common misconception in the world of entertainment is this visual
in the following slide trying to debunk and explain, which possibly arises
due to the name of a famous character?
Squidward is not a squid, but an octopus
The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an
encyclopedia of the in-universe information of the Star Trek world.
An interesting entry is that of Earth which is:
The description is a nod to another popular science fiction series. ID the
X is a parody online video platform that houses an archive of footage
compiled from YouTube and celebrating “monotony and repetition”
Highlights include the 2014 World Dog Show in Helsinki, the worst film as
voted by IMDb Users which centres on Turkish political history. and a
two-hour pétanque tournament. It has even started making originals: its
first titled Subway and consisting of a rail journey between Canal St. and
Coney Island in New York.
With an aim to “take siesta to the next level” by celebrating the tranquil
and bucolic, ID X, which is a pun on a popular media streaming site.
The March 9th edition of the famous Entertainment Weekly featured an
exclusive first look into the 2nd season of the acclaimed sci-fi thriller
Westworld as its cover story.
Following slide is a snip of the cover page. ID the part blanked out, which
is a popular sitcom, the name of which can be seen as a pun/double
entendre given the theme of Westworld.
1. Reservoir cadets
2. Pulp Enterprise
3. Klingons unchained
4. True Vulcan romance
These are names that have been giving to what unlikely hollywood
combination that set the Internet abuzz in December 2017?
Quentin Tarantino directing new Star Trek film
This is a dedication at the beginning of this author’s last book The Family.
Fill in the blank with the name of the author.
A scene from the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange is shown
in the next two slides
Shown here is Malcolm Macdowell’s character Alex at the disabled
writer’s house. With him is the writer’s musclebound aide, Julian played
by a former British bodybuilder and a Mr. Universe contestant.
What role did he take up 7 years later?
2 pictures follow
In late September 2009, the Eastern coast of Australia experienced its
worst desert storm in over 70 years. Described as “seeing earth, wind
and fire together”, the rare phenomenon was visible from space.
It ultimately proved to be the inspiration for the set design of a 2017 sci-
fi film, with the cinematographer X quoting “Denis [production designer]
wanted it to have the red dust. There are these wonderful photos of the
Sydney Opera House and it’s covered with red dust. That formed the basis
for ___ _____.”
Take a look at the images in the next slides. ID the 2017 film and the
cinematographer. 3 pictures follow.
Q13 (2 pointer)
The ____________ is a unique form of movement that involves walking in a
crouched position, relying on the muscles of the hips, thighs and lower
legs for stabilization. It is sometimes used as a calisthenics exercise
during military training or in sports like soccer and rugby to build
strength and endurance in the legs.
As an exercise, this involves lowering oneself into a crouch and keeping
one’s weight on their heels. This is followed by achieving a balance of
weight on one foot, and a repetition using both legs while advancing in
the forward direction, carefully shifting balance while transitioning from
one foot to the other.
ID the two musicians who popularised this form of movement(0.5 each)
Q14 (2 pointer)
The video shown is a film editing technique called a hip hop montage. It
is a subset of fast cutting used in film to portray a complex action
through a rapid series of simple actions in fast motion, accompanied by
sound effects. The technique was first given its name by director X, who
used the technique in his film Y to portray a certain activity.
According to the director's commentary the technique is used in film as
a sample is used in hip hop, with a few moments of film or video,
respectively, repeated throughout the work for effect. The technique is
derived from the hip hop culture of the 1990s and jump cuts first
pioneered in the French new wave.
ID the film.
The music video shows how a certain story would have gone if the main
character of a 2009 film never did what he had done.
Dido stays in a charming, candy-colored house that happens to be
nestled between two colossal commercial buildings. After she gets the
boot, Dido stands in her front lawn and watches a demolition crew tear
down her house.
What is this music video seemingly unknowingly referencing?
The #MeToo campaign, arising as an aftermath of the Weinstein scandal has seen
support in various forms, and from various artistes.
An interesting form of protest was implored by German actress Claudia Eisinger,
who suggested a small but significant change at the premiere of Wes Anderson’s
movie Isle of Dogs at the Berlin Film festival earlier this year in her change.org
However, her idea was shut down by the festival’s chief Dieter Kosslick who said
he wanted the festival’s activities to “delve deeper into the #MeToo discourse,
deeper than our __(2)___ allows… So laying out a __(1)__ __(2)___ at the Berlinale is
not the path we have chosen.”
What was her suggestion for the organizers?
To replace the red carpet with a black one
_____fest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of _____
and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music,
and celebrates his legacy as a sonic pioneer. The performing artists are
the ones who use _____ instruments for their own works.
The 2017 edition of the fest featured analog synth mavericks called S U R
V I V E, who were seen by a TV show’s producers as the perfect audio
counterpart to their retro adventure. Which show? Also, FITB.
Q19 (2 pointer)
This is a picture of a tool used in marine ropework. Shaped in the form
of a polished metal cone tapered to a rounded or flattened point, it aids
in tasks such as splicing ropes and untying knots.
Derived from from the practice of winding small diameter twine around
larger ropes to form protective whippings, it also gives its name to a
country house, an allusion to the owning family’s maritime history.
ID the tool and hence the family name.(1 point each)
Q20 (2 pointer)
Lester Burnham is the name of the protagonist of a 1999 drama film,
which could be considered to be inspired of a 1955 novel that explores
similar themes of romantic and paternal love.
Uncannily, Lester Burnham is an anagram of one of the main characters
of the novel who shares similar traits as Lester in the book.
ID the film and the book.
Q21 (2 points)
The director of this 2014 film was quoted saying:
“All the tourists wanted to look at these drummers. A half-naked man in
_____ ______? They've seen that before.", when asked about how this
iconic scene was shot.
It was taken as a single continuous shot which was timed to perfection
and to divert the attention of the crowd from the camera, a group of
drummers were hired. Since production crew couldn’t afford to shut
down ____ _____ or pay extras, onlookers unknowingly became part of
Which film, FITB.
In the 19th century, mercury was made in the manufacturing of these
products, which led to many of the workers suffering from mercury
poisoning. The symptoms of this were mainly neurological damage,
including slurred speech, memory loss, and tremors, which led to the
phrase “___ __ _ ______”
X’s uncle, Robert Lutwidge, took X to asylums which held the patients
who were suffering from mercury poisoning where X saw that besides
staging theatre plays, dances and other amusements, such asylums also
These incidences, among others, led to the wonderful world which was
first shown in an 1865 novel authored by X.
ID X, FITB.
Q23 (2 pointer)
X: Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge
Phrase: Mad as a Hatter
Though the modern portrayal of a pirate borrows elements from
Herman Melville’s 1851 novel and Captain Hook of Peter Pan, it owes
itself mostly to X of an 1800s novel.
This is perhaps most highlighted by the Pirates of the Caribbean series
which is heavily influenced by the characters of the novel and more
These include, but is not limited to X, being one legged, owning a parrot,
excessive consumption of alcohol by X's crew and X's repetitive usage
of 'mate' and 'lad'.
ID X or the novel.
Mareep is a _______ type Pokemon, most often found in grassy fields,
though it can also be found in farms where its wool is used in high-
quality clothing. Based off the Golden Fleece from Greek Mythology, its
ability comes from a well known property of wool.
ID the novel that it has been inspired from, which has also been made
into a film series.
The origin of its name can be traced to a popular rhyme, and it is also an
anagram: a direct hint at it’s type. What is the anagram?
Q25 (2 pointer)
Novel: Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?