Mela prelim answers

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Prelims of the MELA quiz conducted in the Quiz Fest of Hansraj in 2011.

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Mela prelim answers

  1. 1. MELA PRELIM ANSWERS
  2. 2. 1The X, a unit of measurement of area of aland, commonly used in Nepal, Bangladesh and in a fewstates of India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, WestBengal, Assam, Gujarat etc. The precise size of aX appears to vary considerably. Sources have givenmeasurements that range from 1,500 to 6,771 squaremeters, but in several smaller pockets, it is as high as12,400 square meters.It is popular today because of a very significantentertainment connect.
  3. 3. *2According to a popular page that was doing the rounds of thenet and social networking some time ago which was postedon the website of a ‘youth oriented network’, there are sevenreasons for doing it. They are:• The dialogues• Special effects• Rape scenes• Actors making fool of themselves• X• Fight Sequences• The storylinesSeven reasons for what?
  4. 4. 7 Reasons to watch Kanti Shah Films!
  5. 5. 3 In a 1953 book called ‘Seduction of theInnocent’, Frederick Wertham called for a banon these two characters. He alleged that therelationship between X and Y was fraught withgay overtones and that the characters werepromoting homosexuality. Which two famouscharacters?
  6. 6. 4• The X Film Festival is a semi-annual film and multimedia event held by the Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas. Most recently, the Alamo Drafthouse theater in downtown Austin, Texas has been the selected venue. The event usually takes place for a few days, and X screens a selection of his favorite films using prints he owns. Usually he programs films to a theme such as 80s horror night or Italian crime films of the 70s. All films come from his private collection of prints and generally have played a part in the creation of his own films. He uses the film fest not only as a platform to show off his impressive collection of rare film reels but also to point out forgotten genres, directors, actors or studios. So far there have been 6 festivals, plus a "best of" featuring films shown in previous festivals. A very important aspect of the X Film Festivals in general is, that X introduces all the films himself, shows trailers for all kinds of films and takes the time to discuss the films with the fans lucky enough to gain badges for the nights. His policy is that he doesnt talk about himself or his movies during the festival, which makes it hard for journalists or fans to gain information about projects he is currently working on.
  7. 7. 5• “…a single projectile Charged with the power of the universe An incandescent column of smoke and flame As bright as a thousand suns Rose in all its splendour… …an unknown weapon, An iron thunderbolt, A gigantic messenger of death…”•• This is a description of a graphic novel called 18 days by Grant Morrison. What is 18 days about?
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  9. 9. The Peasant Wedding, Peter Brueghel the Elder.
  10. 10. *7
  11. 11. 8 ++ =?
  12. 12. Eric Arthur Blair
  13. 13. 9• They have produced real versions of X odd flavours in and out of the market since 2001. Apart from some "regular" flavours, the company also produces several "unusual" flavours. Other flavours include bacon, dirt, earthworm, earwax, vomit, rotten egg, sausage, pickle, toast and soap.
  14. 14. 10• XY is a genre of punk music dealing with Islam and its culture, originally conceived in Michael Muhammad Knights 2003 novel of the same name. The name is a portmanteau of hardcore and an Arabic word which is usually translated as "piety" or the quality of being "God-fearing", and thus roughly denotes fear and love of the divine. The scene is composed mainly of young Muslim artists living in the US and other western countries, many of whom openly reject traditionalist interpretations of Islam. Although Muslim punk music dates at least to the 1979 founding of British band Alien Kulture and in the 90s, Nation Records act Fundamental and Asian Dub Foundation, this is the first example of US Muslim generated punk. Knights novel was instrumental in encouraging the growth of a contemporary North American Muslim punk movement.
  15. 15. *11• The diner featured in the scene is now a McDonalds at the corner of 3rd Street and Townsend in San Francisco, California. The original structure still stands. The 3rd Street Bridge can be seen in the background of the scene outside the diner. Former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan famously used the phrase in his campaign against raising taxes. In March 1985, his address to the American Business Conference is quoted, "I have my veto pen drawn and ready for any tax increase that Congress might even think of sending up. And I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: _____Y________" The movie X became popular in Kenya in the early 1990s. Kenyan kids pronounced Y as "Makmende" probably due to influence of the local dialects. Over time, Makmende was used by kids to refer to a kid who behaved like a know-it-all. In 2010, Makmende was turned into an Internet sensation all over Kenyas Internet community when Just a Band created a superhero character in the music video of their song "Ha He." Id Y.
  16. 16. 12
  17. 17. Khandala
  18. 18. 13• X is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor. X has a reputation for being reclusive, elliptical and controlling of his public image. He dislikes the manner in which rock stars are worshipped, and at one point carried business cards with the name "Jesus H. Christ" printed on them.[Often having to deal with stalkers, X has resorted to using a paintball rifle to run trespassing fans from his property. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of Xs pursuits, and he studied under Rickson Gracie, who is widely considered one of the martial arts greatest practitioners.
  19. 19. Maynard James Keenan
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  21. 21. 15Which magazine gets it’s name from this William S. Burroughs book?
  22. 22. 16• X is a six letter word. X-Science is a derogatory term for research that may fall short of the scientific method. X-Economics is a derogatory term for Reaganomics. X is a title of songs by artistes as diverse as Black Sabbath, Spice Girls, Chris Isaak, Yngwie Malmsteen and Adam Lambert. X is a ride at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Pennsylvania, U.S., now known as Possessed. Alexandre Boisvert, an American pornographic actor uses the stage name X. What is X?
  23. 23. 17
  24. 24. *18
  25. 25. 19• This was the last attraction which Walt Disney himself participated in designing; it opened three months after his death. It is located within the New Orleans Square portion of Disneyland, its facade evoking antebellum New Orleans, topped by a 31-star United States flag (which would indicate the 1850s). An overhead sign at the boat dock names it for the famous _______ Jean Lafitte (although his name is misspelled Laffite), who fought alongside the U.S. Army at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.
  26. 26. *20After leaving a medical college in the town, thisactor joined FTII. Actress Jaya Bahaduri, hisclassmate at FTII decided to change his name toa simpler sounding, X, as his original name wastough for other students to pronounce. Thename has stuck since. X?
  27. 27. Danny Denzopa
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  29. 29. Sridevi
  30. 30. **22The Empty Mirror: Norman RodwayMax: Noah TaylorDownfall: Bruno GanzDear Friend_____: X?

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