TheMusic, Entertainment, Lite rature and Arts Quiz IIM Ahmedabad
1 The person is question wrote a book about his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. He has a street square in Barcelona named after him. Ironically, the plaza is now under CCTV surveillance. Who?
3• Time Warner gets paid a fee every time a certain item gets sold. They must have a made plenty in 2011 due the item’s popularity in a major events which took place in the year. The item was first created in a comic-book series in the ‘80s (also a 2006 movie)• Identify the series and the item.
6• Around the 1890’s, French painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, was commissioned to create a series of posters to advertise a particular location. While other artists looked down upon the work, he did not care. These posters are now among his best known work. Which location?
9• According to one film historian, “It synthesizes classical and mythic narrative, soft-core political and social commentary (condemning the corruption of politicians and capitalists and championing the nascent environmental initiatives of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi). The narrative recapitulates the Abhijñānaśākuntalam story that first appeared in the epic Mahabharata and then was reworked by Kalidasa.“• Which film are we talking about?
15• Rubins vase is a famous set of ambiguous or bi-stable two-dimensional forms developed around 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin. An iconic music album used a Rubin- like image for the album cover. Name the album.
16• In his song ‘Black Jesus’, he had rapped: ‘Last wishes, niggas smoke my ashes.’• In Aug, 2011, former members of his posse confirmed the 15 year old rumor that they had indeed mixed his ashes with marijuana and “smoked him up”.• Who was the artist?