Qonnoisseur 2014 MELA Quiz at COEP - Elims

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Qonnoisseur 2014 MELA Quiz at COEP, set and conducted by Rohan Danait and Aman Shaikh.

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Qonnoisseur 2014 MELA Quiz at COEP - Elims

  1. 1. Qonnoisseur Quizmasters – Rohan Danait and Aman Shaikh
  2. 2. Elims
  3. 3. House Rules 25 questions 35 minutes No negatives, so take your best guess! Quizmaster’s decision will be final and binding Top 6 teams will be selected for the finals Star marked questions resolve ties If still tied, teams will be eliminated by sudden death
  4. 4. 1 Born in Detroit to South Korean immigrants, X took part in the High IQ team, played violin in the orchestra, and was elected to student council in school. He graduated at 16 and his achievements earned him his school's Youth of the Year award. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1990 and obtained his M.D. degree in 1995. He completed his internal medicine residency in New Orleans while developing his stand-up comedy. He won a comedy competition and was urged by the judges to move to Los Angeles. After moving to Los Angeles, he initially practiced medicine for several years as a general practitioner. Who?
  5. 5. 2 Which fictional TV character's personal boat is named "Slice of Life"? The boat is wrecked in the final episode of the TV series which is named after this character.
  6. 6. 3 Connect:
  7. 7. 4 Excerpt from "Silver Blaze", a Sherlock Holmes short story. The title of a 2003 mystery novel quotes Holmes. Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the _______ ________ of the ___ in the _____-____." Gregory: "The ___ did nothing in the _____- ____." Holmes: "That was the _______ ________."
  8. 8. 5 Minimalist poster for which film?
  9. 9. 6 Which band’s logo was supposedly inspired by the poster of the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth?
  10. 10. 7 Connect: Gramophone (music), Image orthicon tube (television), Antoinette Perry (theatre)
  11. 11. 8 _____ White is a British girl who is perpetually in the third grade. She is a Scorpio, has a twin and is the daughter of George and Mary White. She has a pet cat called Charmmy _____. Which popular fictional character created by Yuko Shimizu am I talking about? (Blanks are same)
  12. 12. 9 Identify the actress and the fictional figure from the world of art that she is portraying.
  13. 13. 10 This 1990 romantic musical drama film was a commercial and critical success particularly because of its music. The film made the careers of singer Kumar Sanu and composers Nadeem-Shravan. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks". It's sequel was a remake of the 1976 Hollywood film A Star Is Born. Which film?
  14. 14. 11 The Savitribai Phule Pune University's Department of Management Sciences is a business school formed in 1971. By what colloquial name is this department known, which in a certain African language translates to "to be foolish, silly, weakminded, careless, negligent"?
  15. 15. 12 Tabu - Gertrude Kay Kay Menon - Claudius Shraddha Kapoor – Ophelia Put funda.
  16. 16. 13 This comedian studied in Lagos, Nigeria, Shimla and Delhi before obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois in Economics & Theatre with a concentration in performance. After graduating from Knox, he was accepted into Harvard University for their Stanislavsky Program in coalition with the Moscow Arts Theatre. Who?
  17. 17. 14 This rock-cut cave temple was carved out in the 8th century by Rashtrakuta kings. The temple, made of basalt rock, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The sanctum - a cube-shaped room about 3–4 metres on each side - houses a linga - the symbol of Shiva and there are two smaller cells on each side. In front of the cave is a circular Nandi mandapa, its umbrella shaped canopy supported by massive square pillars. Which temple?
  18. 18. 15 The image here shows the Shakespearian reinterpretation of which popular song? (image)
  19. 19. 16 Still from the film Game of Death. What film used Bruce Lee's costume as an inspiration?
  20. 20. 17 The drummer of this band, also one of its founding members, departed and the band began auditioning for a new drummer. The band invited 7 drummers to audition of which one was Mike Mangini, who was then teaching at the Berklee College of Music in the Percussion Department. The results of the audition were made public via a three-part YouTube documentary series called The Spirit Carries On. In the last episode of the series, it was revealed that Mangini was the drummer selected. Which band?
  21. 21. 18 On March 26, 2012, X reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench in his Deepsea Challenger submersible and became the first person to accomplish this trip solo. He spent more than three hours exploring the ocean floor before returning to the surface. During his dive to the Challenger Deep, the data he collected resulted in interesting new finds in the field of marine biology, including new species of sea cucumber, squid worm, and giant single-celled amoeba, which are exciting finds due to the harshness of the environment. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, "Congrats to my great friend on the deepest solo dive ever. Always a pioneer." Identify X.
  22. 22. 19 Connect:
  23. 23. 20 Connect an Indian Armed Forces operation to capture "the world's highest battlefield" to composer Gustav Holst's work "The Cloud Messenger".
  24. 24. 21 This French portrait painter was a successful portraitist at the court of Louis XVI of France and was known for his less formal portraits which showed an interest in expanding the range of facial expressions. In today's world, how would you know his most famous painting?
  25. 25. 22 The character of Gwynplaine, played in the film by German actor Conrad Veidt in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs (adapted from a Victor Hugo novel) inspired which other legendary character?
  26. 26. 23 This form of singing involves repeated changes of pitch during a single note. The singer quickly switches between the low-pitch chest register and the high-pitch head register or falsetto. The English word for this technique is derived from the German word meaning "to utter the syllable jo". This vocal technique is used in many cultures worldwide. Although it was J. P. Chandrababu, a Tamil singer, who used it first in Indian cinema, it because famous in India because of another playback singer who was responsible for using it in mainstream Bollywood films. Who?
  27. 27. 24 On November 30, 2013, Roger Rodas, age 38, a pro-am racer, who worked as X's financial adviser, left an event for X's charity Reach Out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in his red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT along with X himself. What followed created news not just because of the seriousness of the incident but also because of the irony in the entire thing. What happened?
  28. 28. 25 The X effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is named after X, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently generated further publicity. X unsuccessfully sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavoured to remove an aerial photograph of X's mansion from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs. Before X filed her lawsuit, "Image 3850" had been downloaded only six times; two of those downloads were by X's attorneys. As a result of the case, public knowledge of the picture increased substantially; more than 420,000 people visited the site over the following month. Which unfortunate entertainment personality is this?
  29. 29. Elims Answers
  30. 30. 1 Born in Detroit to South Korean immigrants, X took part in the High IQ team, played violin in the orchestra, and was elected to student council in school. He graduated at 16 and his achievements earned him his school's Youth of the Year award. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1990 and obtained his M.D. degree in 1995. He completed his internal medicine residency in New Orleans while developing his stand-up comedy. He won a comedy competition and was urged by the judges to move to Los Angeles. After moving to Los Angeles, he initially practiced medicine for several years as a general practitioner. Who?
  31. 31. Answer Ken Jeong
  32. 32. 2 Which fictional TV character's personal boat is named "Slice of Life"? The boat is wrecked in the final episode of the TV series which is named after this character.
  33. 33. Answer Dexter
  34. 34. 3 Connect:
  35. 35. Answer Film adaptations of Philip K. Dick’s novels
  36. 36. 4 Excerpt from "Silver Blaze", a Sherlock Holmes short story. The title of a 2003 mystery novel quotes Holmes. Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the _______ ________ of the ___ in the _____-____." Gregory: "The ___ did nothing in the _____- ____." Holmes: "That was the _______ ________."
  37. 37. Answer The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  38. 38. 5 Minimalist poster for which film?
  39. 39. Answer Inception
  40. 40. 6 Which band’s logo was supposedly inspired by the poster of the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth?
  41. 41. Answer Iron Maiden
  42. 42. 7 Connect: Gramophone (music), Image orthicon tube (television), Antoinette Perry (theatre)
  43. 43. Answer Name of origins of the Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards
  44. 44. 8 _____ White is a British girl who is perpetually in the third grade. She is a Scorpio, has a twin and is the daughter of George and Mary White. She has a pet cat called Charmmy _____. Which popular fictional character created by Yuko Shimizu am I talking about? (Blanks are same)
  45. 45. Answer (Hello) Kitty
  46. 46. 9 Identify the actress and the fictional figure from the world of art that she is portraying.
  47. 47. Answer Scarlett Johansson, The Girl with the Pearl Earring
  48. 48. 10 This 1990 romantic musical drama film was a commercial and critical success particularly because of its music. The film made the careers of singer Kumar Sanu and composers Nadeem-Shravan. The soundtrack album has been rated the 4th best ever by Planet Bollywood on their "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks". It's sequel was a remake of the 1976 Hollywood film A Star Is Born. Which film?
  49. 49. Answer Aashiqui
  50. 50. 11 The Savitribai Phule Pune University's Department of Management Sciences is a business school formed in 1971. By what colloquial name is this department known, which in a certain African language translates to "to be foolish, silly, weakminded, careless, negligent"?
  51. 51. Answer PUMBA (Pune University MBA)
  52. 52. 12 Tabu - Gertrude Kay Kay Menon - Claudius Shraddha Kapoor – Ophelia Put funda.
  53. 53. Answer Haider’s roles corresponding to the Hamlet’s roles
  54. 54. 13 This comedian studied in Lagos, Nigeria, Shimla and Delhi before obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois in Economics & Theatre with a concentration in performance. After graduating from Knox, he was accepted into Harvard University for their Stanislavsky Program in coalition with the Moscow Arts Theatre. Who?
  55. 55. Answer Vir Das
  56. 56. 14 This rock-cut cave temple was carved out in the 8th century by Rashtrakuta kings. The temple, made of basalt rock, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The sanctum - a cube-shaped room about 3–4 metres on each side - houses a linga - the symbol of Shiva and there are two smaller cells on each side. In front of the cave is a circular Nandi mandapa, its umbrella shaped canopy supported by massive square pillars. Which temple?
  57. 57. Answer Pataleshwar temples
  58. 58. 15 The image here shows the Shakespearian reinterpretation of which popular song? (image)
  59. 59. Answer Let It Go
  60. 60. 16 Still from the film Game of Death. What film used Bruce Lee's costume as an inspiration?
  61. 61. Answer Kill Bill
  62. 62. 17 The drummer of this band, also one of its founding members, departed and the band began auditioning for a new drummer. The band invited 7 drummers to audition of which one was Mike Mangini, who was then teaching at the Berklee College of Music in the Percussion Department. The results of the audition were made public via a three-part YouTube documentary series called The Spirit Carries On. In the last episode of the series, it was revealed that Mangini was the drummer selected. Which band?
  63. 63. Answer Dream Theater
  64. 64. 18 On March 26, 2012, X reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench in his Deepsea Challenger submersible and became the first person to accomplish this trip solo. He spent more than three hours exploring the ocean floor before returning to the surface. During his dive to the Challenger Deep, the data he collected resulted in interesting new finds in the field of marine biology, including new species of sea cucumber, squid worm, and giant single-celled amoeba, which are exciting finds due to the harshness of the environment. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, "Congrats to my great friend on the deepest solo dive ever. Always a pioneer." Identify X.
  65. 65. Answer James Cameron
  66. 66. 19 Connect:
  67. 67. Answer Christopher Lee’s movie roles
  68. 68. 20 Connect an Indian Armed Forces operation to capture "the world's highest battlefield" to composer Gustav Holst's work "The Cloud Messenger".
  69. 69. Answer Meghdoot
  70. 70. 21 This French portrait painter was a successful portraitist at the court of Louis XVI of France and was known for his less formal portraits which showed an interest in expanding the range of facial expressions. In today's world, how would you know his most famous painting?
  71. 71. Answer Joseph Decreux/Archaic Rap
  72. 72. 22 The character of Gwynplaine, played in the film by German actor Conrad Veidt in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs (adapted from a Victor Hugo novel) inspired which other legendary character?
  73. 73. Answer Joker
  74. 74. 23 This form of singing involves repeated changes of pitch during a single note. The singer quickly switches between the low-pitch chest register and the high-pitch head register or falsetto. The English word for this technique is derived from the German word meaning "to utter the syllable jo". This vocal technique is used in many cultures worldwide. Although it was J. P. Chandrababu, a Tamil singer, who used it first in Indian cinema, it because famous in India because of another playback singer who was responsible for using it in mainstream Bollywood films. Who?
  75. 75. Answer Kishore Kumar
  76. 76. 24 On November 30, 2013, Roger Rodas, age 38, a pro-am racer, who worked as X's financial adviser, left an event for X's charity Reach Out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in his red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT along with X himself. What followed created news not just because of the seriousness of the incident but also because of the irony in the entire thing. What happened?
  77. 77. Answer Paul Walker died in a car crash
  78. 78. 25 The X effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is named after X, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently generated further publicity. X unsuccessfully sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavoured to remove an aerial photograph of X's mansion from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs. Before X filed her lawsuit, "Image 3850" had been downloaded only six times; two of those downloads were by X's attorneys. As a result of the case, public knowledge of the picture increased substantially; more than 420,000 people visited the site over the following month. Which unfortunate entertainment personality is this?
  79. 79. Answer Barbara Streisand
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