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UTPT 2019 LitEnt Quiz Round 1 - CW Dries

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UTPT 2019 LitEnt Quiz Round 1 - CW Dries

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UTPT 2019 LitEnt Quiz Round 1 - CW Dries

  1. 1. Dries (Clockwise) Round
  2. 2. Register Now at MYCAPTAIN.IN Choose from various online workshops in the fields of:
  3. 3. Rules Rules • The usual +10/0 on direct • Pounce: +10/-5, one pounce per team per question. • Bangalore bounce • Parts will be applicable as per QM’s discretion. • No conservation of points. • 10 Questions in the set.
  4. 4. 1) The famed Pixar movie Coco entails the story of Miguel exploring his family roots, as he befriends a Xolo dog named X in the movie. Xolo dogs are Mexico’s national breed and feature in legends of the Aztec afterlife. The movie’s plot involves X following Miguel running away from his family and transformed into a spirit, with X being the only living being which can interact with him. It then leads Miguel to the deceased family members and accompanies them to the Land of the Dead. ID the dog’s name(X), and explain why it is fitting considering the dog’s role in the movie. Pictures follow.
  5. 5. 1)
  6. 6. SAFETY SLIDE
  7. 7. ANSWER Dante, accompanies Virgil to the underworld.
  8. 8. 2) Shown here is a take on the opening scene of a famous movie. ID the name of the shot, a wordplay on the movie’s title and the workout-able ethnicity of the actors in the video.
  9. 9. SAFETY SLIDE
  10. 10. ANSWER Reservoir Scots
  11. 11. 3) Shown here is the cover of The Minpins, Roald Dahl’s last book which was published in 1991, a few months after his death. The author's final contribution to literature after an illustrious career spanning almost half a century, what distinction did this particular book hold, until an updated version was released in 2017?
  12. 12. SAFETY SLIDE
  13. 13. ANSWER Only Roald Dahl work which is not illustrated by Quentin Blake
  14. 14. 4) Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. Primarily a blues band, their songs are rooted in Tuareg culture: the desert surroundings and peripatetic lifestyle. For the recording of their 2014 album Emmaar, they sought a location that offered the familiarity of the desert they were used to, owing to political instability in their homeland region: with extremist groups imposing bans on music. Which desert location did they choose for the recording, which is known for its musical connections? Pictures follow.
  15. 15. 4)
  16. 16. SAFETY SLIDE
  17. 17. ANSWER Joshua Tree
  18. 18. 5) Shown here is a sketch from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper in a segment called “Karlikature” back in 2017: in light of a certain scandal that shook the world of entertainment. 1. Who, known for inimitable wit and penchant for wordplay in multiple languages drew this? 2. ID the title of the sketch, a wordplay on the person and the vernacular for the animal depicted?
  19. 19. SAFETY SLIDE
  20. 20. ANSWER Karl Lagerfeld Harvey ‘Schweinstein’
  21. 21. 6) “Run for Love!” is the melodramatic lead story in DC Comics’ Secret Love series, from 1962. The splash page of the comic features a boy who appears in the background, clinging to a capsized boat. The foreground of the picture however, has been reproduced to highlight clichéd melodrama and depict defiance in tragic situations. The same reproduction of the foreground incorporates a well known imposing element from another famous Japanese work that perfectly blends with the setting of the reproduction. ID the popular reproduction and the Japanese work. Picture follows.
  22. 22. 6)
  23. 23. SAFETY SLIDE
  24. 24. ANSWER Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein The Great Wave off Kanagawa
  25. 25. 7) The visual shows a short, one-act play 'The Real Inspector Hound', by Tom Stoppard. The play is heavily influenced by another famous work, and parodies it - yet producers of the latter did not publicly complain. Why?
  26. 26. SAFETY SLIDE
  27. 27. ANSWER The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie The producers didn’t want to give away the play’s ending.
  28. 28. 8) ________ ___ ____________ was the name of a 2007 tour co- headlined by the bands Switchfoot and Relient K, with Ruth as a guest band. It was a benefit tour to raise funds for the Habitat For Humanity organisation, which rebuilds homes for displaced people. Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman also co-wrote a song with Relient K singer Matt Thiessen, called Rebuild, for the tour. The name of this tour is a pun on a seminal 80s debut album of a famous band. The last word of the album name has been changed to its antonym, to signify the general activity of the NGOs that were benefiting from this tour. FITB.
  29. 29. SAFETY SLIDE
  30. 30. ANSWER Appetite for Construction
  31. 31. 9) Shown here is a scene from the 1998 RGV film Satya, a film called a modern masterpiece by several critics, and is cited as one of the best Indian gangster films for its realistic portrayal of violence. Watch the video, which depicts the aftermath of the murder of Paresh Rawal’s character, and identify the source of inspiration for this particular sequence.
  32. 32. SAFETY SLIDE
  33. 33. ANSWER The Godfather
  34. 34. 10) Wayang is a traditional art from in Java, Indonesia that chronicles stories from the Ramayana. Originally, it consisted of wooden puppets depicting Rama, Sita and other mythological characters. But later on, this form known as wayang golek was replaced by wayang purwa, which served the same purpose but with shadows created by using chiseled buffalo hide, thus giving birth to the concept of shadow puppetry. What was the cause of the change, which can be worked out from the location specified? Pictures follow.
  35. 35. 10)
  36. 36. SAFETY SLIDE
  37. 37. ANSWER Muslims forbade the depiction of Gods in idol form.
  38. 38. 11) Richard Lee Stuart was an American professional baseball player, who plied his trade in the game from 1958 to 1969. Throughout his career, he was known as a formidable slugger, but a subpar fielder. In 1963, when he played for the Red Sox, he led the major leagues with 29 errors, which remains both Stuart's career high and his team’s single season record for first basemen. His struggles are well documented: he was dubbed "Stone Fingers" and in a more literary vein, "The Ancient Mariner" by the press and players. But he became better known by the name X, a wordplay on the name of a hit film released in the following year: a perfect nod to his fielding struggles. ID X.
  39. 39. SAFETY SLIDE
  40. 40. ANSWER Dr. Strangeglove

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