IIM Ahmedabad Chaos 2012 MELA Quiz

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IIM Ahmedabad Chaos 2012 MELA Quiz

  1. 1. TheMusic, Entertainment, Lite rature and Arts Quiz IIM Ahmedabad
  2. 2. 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. 3. • George Orwell
  4. 4. 2A Lissajous curve, is the graph of a system of parametricequations: For which movie’s famous title sequence did the animators use these computer generated curves?
  5. 5. • Vertigo
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Guy Fawkes Mask, from V for Vendetta
  8. 8. 4• Google paying tribute to a science fiction great. Who?• [video]
  9. 9. • Stanislaw Lem
  10. 10. 5• Identify the film.
  11. 11. 5• Pather Panchali
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. 7• Identify the first in the trilogy.
  14. 14. 8• In the 5-paged story Holey Horrors by Samm Schwartz, it was explained that the ‘S on his shirt stands for sandwiches, steaks and shrimps. Who?
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  16. 16. 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?
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  18. 18. 10• Iznogoud by writer X is a comic about a vizier who wants to overthrow the Caliph and take his place. A Tinkle regular feature Y seems to be heavily “inspired” by the series. ID X and Y
  19. 19. 10• Rene Goscinny and Tantri the Mantri
  20. 20. 11• Name the epic and the name given to the “ladies” in the painting.
  21. 21. 11• Odyssey and ‘Sirens’
  22. 22. 12• Zabibah and the King -2000• The Fortified Castle – 2001• Men and the City – 2002• Begone, Demons (a.k.a. Get Out of Here, Curse You!) – approx. 2003 Whose bibliography?
  23. 23. 12• Saddam Hussein
  24. 24. 13• Title inspired by?
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  26. 26. 14• Audio
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  28. 28. 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.
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  30. 30. 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?
  31. 31. 16• Tupac Shakur or 2pac
  32. 32. 17• Karan Johars Dharma Productions has landed the film rights of which best-selling debut novel?
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  34. 34. 18• Name the person and the person upon whom it is based.
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  36. 36. 19• PETA India recently crowned two winners for the title of ‘hottest vegetarian’. The female winner was Mallika Sherawat. Which recent sensation was voted the male winner?
  37. 37. 19• Dhanush
  38. 38. 20• An iconic photograph. Whose name has been blanked out?
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  40. 40. 21• A prominent writer of the time, took to creating political cartoons during WW2.• Identify.
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  42. 42. 22• In 1965, entertainer Tom Lehrer recorded a satirical song entitled "Smut"• "Who needs a hobby like tennis or philately?/Ive got a hobby: rereading ___________."
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  44. 44. 23• One of the oldest and most historic art- house cinemas in Los Angeles. Who owns it?
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  47. 47. 24• Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí• The short film is called Destino
  48. 48. 25• Neha Kapur, Miss India 2006.• Her husband is a London-born actor.• Name him/the character he is best known for.
  49. 49. 25• Kunal Nayyar who plays Raj Koothrappali on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

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