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BCQC MELAS June Open Finals

  1. 1. FINALS T H E J U N E O P E N
  2. 2. 30 questions in two rounds of Infinite Bounce One written round Infinite Pounce with +10/-10 T H E J U N E O P E N
  3. 3. There has been confusion in the United States while referring to these two ethnic groups. The word ‘American’ was used before one and after the other to differentiate but that didn’t help much. One group prefers being called simply _______ and the media has mostly taken to referring to them by that name, the other group is now called ‘Asian ______’. The colloquial (and politically incorrect) way of differentiating is a simple three word reversible phrase with gestures toward the head. Id the common word causing the confusion and the colloquialism. T H E J U N E O P E N 1
  4. 4. INDIAN DOT NOT FEATHER/FEATHER NOT DOT T H E J U N E O P E N
  5. 5. The director, who received much acclaim for the film adaptation of this 1993 book, plans to make a sequel in 2016 loosely based on the novel’s sequel. The sequel starts ten years after the ’93 book left off and the reason the director cited for waiting so long is because he wanted all the original actors to have naturally aged rather than cosmetically. What sequel, which will feature Begbie, Renton, Sick Boy, Nikki and Spud, which will share the same name as the novel as of now? T H E J U N E O P E N 2
  6. 6. PORNO SEQUEL TO TRAINSPOTTING T H E J U N E O P E N
  7. 7. T. S. Eliot’s ‘Hollow Men’ is recited in part by this antagonist in the film just before his death. The novella on which the film is based also describes this character as ‘hollow to the core’. The poem in some printed versions pays tribute to the novella and the character by the line “Mistah _____ - he dead” which is a quotation from the book. Which character? T H E J U N E O P E N 3
  8. 8. MISTAH ‘KURTZ’ – HE DEAD COLONEL KURTZ T H E J U N E O P E N
  9. 9. Following are the lyrics from “Pride (In The Name of Love)” by U2 Early morning, April 4th Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride. What are these lines referencing? What change in the lyrics did Bono have to make later on while performing in concerts due to a slight inaccuracy in the original lyrics? T H E J U N E O P E N 4
  10. 10. ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ‘EARLY MORNING’ CHANGED TO ‘EARLY EVENING’ T H E J U N E O P E N
  11. 11. The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction : Variety or Music Program was instituted in 1980. Since then, the majority of the awardees have been art directors for the Academy Award ceremony or the Grammies along with a few musicals. In 1997 (for an event in the previous year) and 2002, the winners were awarded for something that was eligible for nomination due the location. What were they awarded the Emmy for? T H E J U N E O P E N 5
  12. 12. THE OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN ATLANTA AND THE 2002 WINTER OLYMPICS IN SALT LAKE CITY T H E J U N E O P E N
  13. 13. On the final day of the shooting of The Lord of The Rings : The Return of The King, the crew did something to honour Viggo Mortensen and Bernard Hill. This had been done in honour of Peter Jackson before but this was specially for Mortensen and Hill because of their roles in the film. What did the crew do and what reason did the crew give for this honour? T H E J U N E O P E N 6
  14. 14. THEY PERFORMED THE HAKA IN HONOUR OF TWO KINGS T H E J U N E O P E N
  15. 15. The first one in this list is 'Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai' in 1953 and the last one is 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai' in 1993. Didi and Rafi have the most number of songs as singers and Laxmikant-Pyarelal as music directors. The list was formed based on feedback from record store owners and shrota-sanghs (listeners' clubs) and requests on the radio. What list is this? T H E J U N E O P E N 7
  16. 16. BINACA GEETMALA SONG OF THE YEAR T H E J U N E O P E N
  17. 17. Linguists do not define a language as endangered depending upon the number of speakers. For example a language spoken by 10000 people can be considered endangered but a language being spoken by a community of 500 may not be. What is the major factor that decides the status? T H E J U N E O P E N 8
  18. 18. WHETHER THE CHILDREN OF THE COMMUNITY ARE SPEAKING THAT LANGUAGE T H E J U N E O P E N
  19. 19. Maurizio Anzeri is an Italian artist living in London whose intriguing art has been making a name for him. Calling his art ‘photo-sculpture’ he says he tries to bring a 3-D element to the otherwise two dimensional work. He is called a ‘garnish artist’ by the Saatchi gallery because the foundation is already there and he only garnishes. What exactly does Anzeri do? T H E J U N E O P E N 9
  20. 20. EMBROIDERS ON PHOTOGRAPHS T H E J U N E O P E N
  21. 21. Hmannan Yazawin is the official chronicle of the Konbaung dynasty of Burma. The English translation of this title lends the name to a 2000 novel which follows the dynasty’s fortunes from the early 20th century to recent times. The novel won the regional award for the Commonwealth Writer’s prize in 2001 but it was later withdrawn as the author had not given the publisher his consent to enter it in the competition. Which book? T H E J U N E O P E N 10
  22. 22. THE GLASS PALACE BY AMITAV GHOSH T H E J U N E O P E N
  23. 23. 1. Observing a lyrebird mimicking various noises 2. A close encounter with mountain gorillas in Rwanda 3. Watching a blue whale surface alongside the boat 4. Description of the demise of Easter Island's Rapa Nui civilization 5. Chimpanzees using tools to crack nuts. These are the top 5 of a very specific list. What public opinion poll is this? T H E J U N E O P E N 11
  24. 24. TOP 5 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MOMENTS T H E J U N E O P E N
  25. 25. A young writer used to come and visit Philip Larkin when he was an assistant librarian at University College Leicester. The writer got the inspiration for his first novel published in 1954 from Larkin and the character too was heavily influenced by the poet. The last name of the lead character, whose first name is included in the title, was Dixon. It was taken from Larkin’s address 12 Dixon Drive Leicester. Which book, considered as one of the funniest of the 20th century, and which author who made a stellar debut with it are we talking about? T H E J U N E O P E N 12
  26. 26. LUCKY JIM BY KINGLSEY AMIS T H E J U N E O P E N
  27. 27. A 4-tailed monkey from Naruto is a hat tip to a very popular character from an older manga and TV series with multiple variants as suffixes. This is probably because the said popular character is unable to control a form that looks very much like the 4-tailed monkey due to the lack of a certain appendage. Name the monkey/character. T H E J U N E O P E N 13
  28. 28. T H E J U N E O P E N
  29. 29. SON GOKU T H E J U N E O P E N
  30. 30. Who talking about whom? “He was my Elvis. I know everything about him. I know what his nickname was when he was a child. The first time I heard the voice of X was in Harlem, 1990. My roommate and I stood there, blasting it in his room. We were all awash in the thick undulating tide of dark punjabi tabla rhythms, spiked with synchronized handclaps booming from above and below in hard, perfect time. I heard the clarion call of harmoniums dancing the antique melody around like giant, singing wooden spiders. Then all of a sudden, the rising of one, then ten voices hovering over the tonic like a flock of geese ascending into formation across the sky. Then came the voice of X. Part Buddha, part demon, part mad angel...his voice is velvet fire, simply incomparable. X’s blending of classical improvisations to the art of _______, combined with his out and out daredevil style and his sensitivity, outs him in a category all his own, above all others in his field.” T H E J U N E O P E N 14
  31. 31. JEFF BUCKLEY ABOUT NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN T H E J U N E O P E N
  32. 32. In 2001 this player had bursitis of the elbow which would have required surgery as a long term solution. However, he didn’t want to sit out the rest of the season so his coach cut a piece of tube bandage called compression stockinette and asked him to use it as a temporary solution. The player scored 51 points that night, averaged 35 points for the rest of the season, led his team single- handedly to the Finals and ended up with the MVP award. Not surprisingly, he continued the practice for the rest of his career and many others adopted it. What practice and which player? T H E J U N E O P E N 15
  33. 33. ALLAN IVERSON HE WEARS THE SLEEVE IN EVERY GAME T H E J U N E O P E N
  34. 34. The manager of this band, Andrew Loog Oldham, made two significant changes in the names of the band and one of the members. For the band he replaced the apostrophe at the end with a ‘g’ completing the word properly. For the band member, he asked him to take off the ‘s’ at the end of the surname so that the name would fit in better with his rockstar persona. Identify the band and the member. T H E J U N E O P E N 16
  35. 35. CHANGED ‘THE ROLLIN’ STONES’ TO ‘THE ROLLING STONES’ TURNED KEITH RICHARDS IN KEITH RICHARD T H E J U N E O P E N
  36. 36. While shooting for this film in a village near the Sahyadri ranges, the cast and crew of the film were surprised at the co-operation they received from the villagers. As a token of gratitude, the lead actor (who also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogue) offered the villagers scientific experiment kits and a couple of computers for the school on behalf of the crew. In a extremely ironic turn of events, the villagers denied this gift saying it was not much use to them and argued instead that the film crew build for them a ______ since that’s what their film was about. Which film is this? T H E J U N E O P E N 17
  37. 37. DEOOL THE VILLAGERS ASKED THEM TO BUILD A TEMPLE T H E J U N E O P E N
  38. 38. The song ‘Ali in the Jungle’ by The Hours references many inspirational people like Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller etc with lines like ‘Ali in the Jungle’ ‘Nelson in jail’. There is one line that goes ‘Like _____ in the dock’ which refers to a footballer who was an alcoholic and was arrested for DUI and consequently spent 4 months in jail in 1990. His alcohol related problems continued for a few years till he sought treatment in 1996 and overcame them. He then went on to captain his side to two doubles (League and FA cup) in ’97-98 and ’01-02 seasons. Who? T H E J U N E O P E N 18
  39. 39. TONY ADAMS THE ARSENAL CAPTAIN T H E J U N E O P E N
  40. 40. T H E J U N E O P E N The two singers singing the same song from a popular musical. ID both. 19
  41. 41. VASANTRAO DESHPANDE RAHUL DESHPANDE T H E J U N E O P E N
  42. 42. There is a character in Dedh Ishqiya called Nawab Noor Mohammad ______. The last part of his name is in recognition of the fact that his mother hails from _____. Jaan Mohammad (Vijay Raaz) kidnaps him and forces him to write shayari. In an exchange between the two, Jaan Mohammad asks the Nawab what quality does the Nawab have which makes him a Nawab and that is found lacking in Jaan Mohammad. The Nawab replies ‘DNA’ which Jaan Mohammad spoonerizes as ‘NDA’ after a few lines. All these are not-so-subtle digs at someone very much in the spotlight till last month with the most direct being ‘Humari maa _____ji ke saath ek school mein padhti thi’. Identify the character and the person being referenced. T H E J U N E O P E N 20
  43. 43. NOOR MOHAMMAD ITALVI RAHUL GANDHI T H E J U N E O P E N
  44. 44. The name if taken by its English meaning is “the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer” which is apt both figuratively and literally. The names of the characters have not been altered much. Walter Blanco and Jose Rosas are the lead characters. Cielo Blanco is played by Sandra Reyes. Give me the name and the funda. T H E J U N E O P E N 21
  45. 45. METASTASIS SPANISH VERSION OF BREAKING BAD T H E J U N E O P E N
  46. 46. First (1955-58) X Y Red Garland — piano Paul Chambers — bass Philly Joe Jones — drums Second (1964-69) X Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock — piano Ron Carter — bass Tony Williams — drums T H E J U N E O P E N 22
  47. 47. X – MILES DAVIS Y – JOHN COLTRANE FIRST & SECOND GREAT QUINTET T H E J U N E O P E N
  48. 48. This play called ‘Ek Mulaqat’ is a musical that will be performed in London before it comes to Mumbai.. It stars Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval who will play writers who were lovers in real life but their relationship had an unhappy ending. It begins with Naval sitting on the terrace of her house when she sees Shekhar Suman standing in front of her. However, she receives a phone call from Mumbai, where Suman’s character works as a lyricist and is unsure which is her real lover. Which two writers are Suman and Naval playing? T H E J U N E O P E N 23
  49. 49. SAHIR LUDHIANVI AND AMRITA PRITAM T H E J U N E O P E N
  50. 50. Francesca de Polenta and Paolo Malatesta were used as characters by Dante in Inferno. Dante meets them in the book in the second circle of Hell where Francesca tells them that they were caught in an embrace while reading a book about Lancelot and Guinevere by her husband and were killed. How was the moment before they were caught physically manifested in the 19th century? T H E J U N E O P E N 24
  51. 51. THE KISS BY RODIN T H E J U N E O P E N
  52. 52. Darjah Bakti is a royal honour limited to 10 people awarded only to citizens of this country which was introduced in 1975. It is a medal to be worn around the neck with the inscription ‘Bakti Untuk Negara’ which means ‘serve the nation’. It has been awarded to only two people till date. Both of them are superstars of their sport and have held the #1 ranking for a considerable amount of time. The female sportsperson was given this award in 2008 and the male sportsperson in 2009 despite the disappointment he faced in 2008. Identify both. T H E J U N E O P E N 25
  53. 53. NICOL DAVID AND LEE CHONG WEI T H E J U N E O P E N
  54. 54. This is whose version of ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ where would you hear it? Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hai Dekhna hai zor kitna bazu-e-kaatil me hai Waqt aane pe bataa denge tujhe e aasmaan Hum abhi se kya batayen kya hamare dil me hai Oh re Bismil kaash aate aaj tum Hindustaan Dekhte ki mulk saara kya tashan, kya thrill mein hai Aaj ka launda yeh kehta hum to bismil thak gaye Apni aazaadi to bhaiya laundiya ke til mein hai. Aaj ke jalson me Bismil ek gunga gaa raha. Aur behron ka wo rela naachta mehfil mein hai Haath ki khadi banaane ka zamaana lag gaya Aaj to chaddi bhi silti englison ki mill mein hai Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hai… ….kya batayen kya hamare dil me hai T H E J U N E O P E N 26
  55. 55. PIYUSH MISHRA’S VERSION SUNG IN ‘GULAAL’ T H E J U N E O P E N
  56. 56. In 1995, Andre Agassi had lost the Wimbledon semi- final to Boris Becker; a loss which he described as ‘the most devastating of my life’. So Agassi was looking for revenge when they met again in the US Open semis the same year. Becker did something in that match to unsettle Agassi which Agassi admits worked perfectly and caused him great mental anguish. He won the match in four sets but it left him too drained to put up any sort of fight against Sampras in the final. What did Becker do? T H E J U N E O P E N 27
  57. 57. BLEW KISSES AT BROOKE SHIELDS T H E J U N E O P E N
  58. 58. It is a standard Bedfordshire model bought from J.L.Mott Iron Works in New York. It caused a great deal of controversy when first submitted for the exhibition of Society of Independent Artists in 1917, partly due to the nature of the artwork and partly due to the fact that the artist had not made the work himself. Voted in many polls as the most influential artwork of the 20th century because it put forth the theory that just the interpretation of an object is also art even if isn’t physically crafted by the artist. Any trace of the original has been long lost (except in a photograph) but a replica remains and is exhibited even now. What? T H E J U N E O P E N 28
  59. 59. THE FOUNTAIN BY MARCEL DUCHAMP T H E J U N E O P E N
  60. 60. In Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag, Blackbeard features as a major character. The game is played through the Welsh pirate Edward Kenway. The chapter of the game where Blackbeard dies has been given the name of one of the most famous poems by Kenway’s compatriot, which aptly concerns death. What is the name of the chapter/poem? T H E J U N E O P E N 29
  61. 61. DO NOT GO GENTLE/DYING OF THE LIGHT T H E J U N E O P E N
  62. 62. “No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shiver ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory—this new sensation having the effect, which love has, of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me, it was me.” This is the description of ‘The __________ moment’ by the author in his work which spawned pages upon pages. FITB and name the work. T H E J U N E O P E N 30
  63. 63. MY MADELEINE MOMENT IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME BY MARCEL PROUST T H E J U N E O P E N

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