• The usual +10/0 on direct
• Pounce: +10/-5, one pounce per
team per question.
• Bangalore bounce
• Parts will be applicable as per
• No conservation of points.
• 10 Questions in the set.
Shown in the following slide is a photoshopped image of Sarah
Paulson, who plays the titular character of an upcoming Netflix
show X (eponymous to the character played by her)
The show will chronicle her journey and evolution from her
profession to her turning into a “full-fledged monster”, and will
track her murderous progression through the mental health care
ID X, a very (un)popular character in the world of literature. Picture
Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
__________ is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the
United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It is characterised by its ethereal-sounding
mixture of obscured vocals, guitar distortion and overwhelming volume.
It(blank) was coined by the British music press to ridicule the stage presence
of a wave of neo-psychedelic groups who stood still during live performances
in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state with their heads
down, obviously due to them looking at the readouts on their effects pedals.
My Blood Valentine, Slowdive and Lush were some notable bands of this
FITB, pictures follow.
Trypophobia is a proposed phobia — intense, irrational fear or
anxiety — of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, circles, or
bumps. Trypophobia can actually be debilitating; reactions depend
on the individual and range in intensity, but can include throwing
up, crying, shaking all over, and intense itching or scratching.
Even before the release of this movie, trypophobics were getting
triggered about what they were seeing on the screen. The character
supposedly did this to his body to symbolize every kill he had made.
Which movie, which is making all the headlines, and which
Shown in the next slide are shots from the famous satire show
Family Guy. Seth McFarlane intentionally brought certain
additional characters into the scene so as to circumvent a rule in
American broadcast television that could get shows banned for
What is this rule that Seth is trying to work his way around?
Workaround for swearing in the name of ‘Jesus’/’God’
In an article by the Rolling Stone which talked about the craziest
stories of singer Rick James, one such story was as follows:
A certain artist known for his quirkiness said that he was mad
about the way James looked. The artist then spent some time
and drew James' picture on a napkin. However, James smoked a
joint and went for a swim in his shorts, which contained the
portrait. James totally forgot about it and thus it became an inky
This story was appropriately titled after a famous artwork by the
artist. ID the title of the article.
This is a video of the song “Judith” by the rock band, A Perfect
Watch the video closely, and ID the director of this video, who
employs his/her cinematic tricks: dark smoky lighting, obscuring
of faces, extensive film scratching, and frame manipulation.
China's rehab centers are no strangers to using
technology to treat addiction: Shanghai drug rehab
facilities are trialing a combination of VR, eye
tracking and skin sensors to aid in recovery.
Recovering addicts have to look at images and
video illustrating the effects of drugs, and the eye
monitoring can help determine their reactions.
Since patients can't look away from the unpleasant
imagery without their overseers knowing, this has
been called a gentler version of another well-
known process X. ID X.
Ludovico Technique from A Clockwork Orange
Earlier travels had exposed the painter to victims of insanity and
plague, and while researching the ________, his effort to be
historically accurate and realistic led to an obsession with the
stiffness of corpses. To achieve the most authentic rendering, he
made sketches of bodies in the morgue of the Hospital Beaujon,
studied the faces of dying hospital patients, brought severed limbs
back to his studio to study their decay, and for a fortnight drew a
severed head, borrowed from a lunatic asylum and stored on his
These were the preparations by X to create what? (Please be as
specific as possible)
The Raft of Medusa by Theodore Gericault
From the 1999 film Dogma starring Matt Damon and Ben
Affleck, among others.
Shown here is the opening scene of the movie that features
Damon’s character in conversation with a nun about his
atheism and references a famous poem
ID the poem.
Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Caroll
In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Act III-Scene 1 features a soliloquy by
Mark Antony, who is alone with Julius Caesar's body. Shortly after the latter’s
assassination he incites the crowd at Caesar's funeral to rise up against the
“Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the ____ __ ____;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth”
In a literal reading, the blanks refer to certain animals, trained for warfare;
‘havoc’ is the military order permitting the seizure of spoil after a victory.
The blanked phrase in modern English is used to refer to mercenaries, and
hence is the name of a famous military novel of the past century. FITB, and ID
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an adventure RPG game developed by Ninja
Theories that is self described as an “independent AAA game”. The studio
decided to do something that had never been attempted before for a 3
dimensional AAA/III game. The reasons for this was because they had only
one camera to work with and they wanted the players to feel like an "an
observer, like a presence watching Senua throughout"
The only other game to have utilised such a technique completely is God of
War (2018), which wanted to give players smooth and seamless experience
with less hassles.
What is unique about these 2 games?