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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
ID the dog’s name(X), and explain why it is fitting considering the
dog’s role in the movie. Pictures follow.
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?
Only Roald Dahl work which is not illustrated by Quentin Blake
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
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.
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?
“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.
Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
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
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
The producers didn’t want to give away the play’s ending.
________ ___ ____________ 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.
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
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.
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.
Muslims forbade the depiction of Gods in idol form.
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
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.