Liter10ment Quiz Movies, Music, TV & Literature
What this Quizmaster doesn‘tconsider as entertainment:
However these come under the domain of this Quiz:Blue Ivy Carter…but not for Lady Gaga..but not for Lana Wachowski…nother Celebrity parents her Dress/Wigs about HER sex change Doctor VC.....not for his audition. Period.
1. What did he start? Michel Adam Lisowski was born in April, 1950 in Warsaw, Poland. He started a textile business in Thailand - Eden Group – that grew to generate turnover of around $100 million. When the East Financial Crisis hit Thailand in 1996, he sold the business and moved to Paris where he noticed the demand of restaurants and clubs for glamorous video programming.
2. Sitter X composed music for the first time in 1955 for Marathi movie Ram Ram Pavhane. Later in 1960s, X composed music for following Marathi movies under the pseudonym of Anand Ghan. 1960 - Ram Ram Pavhana 1963 - Maratha Tituka Melvava 1963 - Mohityanchi Manjula 1965 - Sadhi Manase 1969 - Tambadi Mati X won Maharashtra State Governments Best Music Director Award for the film Sadhi Manase. The song "Airanichya Deva Tula" from the same film received best song award.
3.Name him.OrName the movie which is inspired by his life.Hint: M F Husain had joined the million-dollar club with his painting on him. Incidentally, this was the first painting of an Indian artist to cross the `10 lakh mark in 1989.
Safdar Hashmi. The character of ‗Sameer Khan‘ from the movie ‗Halla Bol‘ drew inspiration from him. He died from the injuries he received from the attack by political hoodlums of Indian National Congress Party while he was performing the street-play titled ‗Halla
4. Who? According to his criminal record, Thomas A. Anderson was born on March 11, 1962 in Lower Downtown, Capital City, USA to Michelle McGahey and John Anderson. He attended Central West Junior High and Owen Patterson High. In high school, he excelled at science, math and computer courses, and displayed an aptitude for English and History. Although he had disciplinary troubles when he was thirteen to fourteen years old, he went on to become a respected member of the school community through his involvement in football and hockey. He later joined the respectable software company ‗Metacortex‘ as a programmer.
5. ID (Hint: She started her careerwith RGV‘s movie ―Go‖.
6. He is called the ’Father of Hindi Travel literature‘. He is referred as the Greatest Scholar (Mahapandit) for his scholarship. He was both a polymath as well as a polyglot. One of his most famous books is ‘Volga Se Ganga’ — a fictional account of migration of Aryans from the Eurasia to regions around the Volga river; then through the Hindukush and the Himalayas and the sub-Himalayan regions; and their spread to the Indo- Gangetic plains of the subcontinent of India. The book begins in 6000 BC and ends in 1942, the year when Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian nationalist leader called for the quit India movement. He was appointed Professor of Indology in 1937-38 and again in 1947-48 at University of Leningrad.
7. FITB. (or give funda) When the blazing sun is In the dark blue sky you gone, keep, When he nothing shines And often through my curtains peep, upon For you never shut your Then you show your little eye, light, Till the sun is in the sky. _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _, all the night. As your bright and tiny spark, Then the traveller in the Lights the traveller in the dark. dark, Though I know not what Thanks you for your tiny you are, spark, _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ He could not see which _, __________ _____. way to go, If you did not _ _ _ _ _ _ _ so.
14.DIALOGUES:List the characters who immortalized these dialogues. 1. Im going to show these QUIZZERS what you dont want them to see. Im going to show them a world without you. A QUIZ without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A QUIZ where anything is possible.2. QUIZ is like a box of chocolates - you never know what youre gonna get.3. Toto, Ive got a feeling were not QUIZZING anymore.4. A QUIZZER once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.5. Elementary, my dear QUIZZER.
14.DIALOGUES: 1. Im going to show these people what you dont want them to see. Im going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. NEO2. Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what youre gonna get. Forrest Gump3. Toto, Ive got a feeling were not in Kansas anymore. Dorothy4. A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Dr. Hannibal Lectar
16. (pic on next slide) The famous musician Ustad Allauddin Khan created the “Maihar Band” by teaching music to a group of orphans. Among the many instruments played by the band was the band also played the “nal tarang”, invented by the Ustad himself. What was this instrument reportedly created from?
18.X? (continued on next slide)Contrary to popular portrayal where X use magic and spells , originally they are described as a secret agent cum spy cum fighter. He (or she) is expert in many arts like: Disguise Fighting skills Spying Science Fine arts Medical Chemistry In a nutshell an X is a Jack of all trades.
The items must for an X: Kamand (a very long strong cord used to climb over building secretly, or for tying opposite X or captured person/s) Batua or purse (used to keep necessary medicines, makeup items, money and dry fruits) Lakhlakh must also be in the Batua (lakhlakha is a medicine, used to revive any unconscious person) Khanjar or dagger (for safety and for attack) Ethics of X: Never kill or torture any other X (but can arrest him/her) Never cheat your master Never attack too many X over a single person
20. Which film? End-credits begin as follows: ‘For our parents who gave us everything’ For Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray, the gurus of cinema, with love and salaams. The names of the cast and crew are preceded by their parents’ names. The lead actor is credited twice - once in his original name, once in his screen name.
21. This strangely named instrument is a fret-less veena.One end is shaped like a peacock’s headThe musician doesn’t hold it – placed in front of himSome speculation that it inspired the Hawaiian guitar
22. The man on the left suggested the name ―Inquilab‖ for the baby. This man had earlier added a childhood nickname to his own name.The man on the right was visiting theman on the left when the baby was born.He suggested the name that was chosenHis original name: Gosain DuttChanged his own name after hismatriculationQuestion: what name was chosen? (andwho are these people?)
23. What? R. K. Nayyar was the debutant director of ―Love in Simla‖ (who married the lead actress later). Something he suggested was in response to an excessively broad forehead and inspired by Audrey Hepburn.
24. Which two characters? Although this is never actually explicitly shown in the film, the last names of which these iconic Hindi film characters are Manohar and Bhopali respectively and they are listed on IMDB as such.
25. (pic on next slide) The closing scene of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The scene is a homage to a very famous work of literature. Name the work and the author.
26. Who is he? Scholars treat his famous work Panduranga Mahatyamu as one among the Pancha Kavyas. He has also composed Udbhataradhya Charitram on the story of Udbhata, a monk, as well as Ghatikachala Mahatyam about Ghatikachalam, a place of worship for God Narasimha near Vellore.
27. Give me the name of themovie. These are a series http://www.youtube.co of viral m/watch?v=cOvoJwP videos featuring a Azn8 scene of Hitler ranting in German, from a 2004 movie. The original English subtitles have been removed and mock subtitles added to give the appearance that Hitler is ranting about a
28. Who? Although famous for totally different profession, she enjoys enviable academic records. Studied French, Japanese, German and Arabic. Her high school paper, "A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar", co-authored with scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward, was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation during Object Permanence: Data from Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" during her psychology studies at Harvard. (This got her a defined Erdős–Bacon number) Also a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism.
29. Deepa Mehta and author X recently announced that her adaptation of this cult novel would release late next year. Darsheel Safary plays the younger version of the protagonist whereas Satya Bhabha will play the older version. After numerous failed attempts to procure permission from Indian authorities, the film has been shot in SriLanka. Which novel??
30. Distinction? Pic shows a gentleman called M S Shinde. In what is symptomatic of the Hindi film industry he now lives unrecognised in a one room kholi in Dharavi, sadly unable to even pay for his medical treatments. What unique distinction in the world
31. Who?Knowledge of Literature – nil.Knowledge of Philosophy – nil.Knowledge of Astronomy – nil.Knowledge of Politics – Feeble.Knowledge of Botany – Variable. Well upin belladonna, opium and poisons generally. Knows nothingof practical gardening.Knowledge of Geology – Practical, but limited.Knowledge of Chemistry – Profound.Knowledge of Anatomy – Accurate, but unsystematic.Knowledge of Sensational Literature – Immense. Plays theviolin well.Is an expert singlestick player, boxer and swordsman.Has a good practical knowledge of British law.
33.―In an ever changing world, it is a single point of consistency. If my life were expressed as a function on a four-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, that spot, at the moment I first sat on it, would be (0,0,0,0).‖Who on what?
34. X. X desired to become a scientist. So, he went to Delhi for his higher studies and enrolled himself into a zoology course at the Hansraj College (University of Delhi); he graduated in 1993. This is what he has to say about the switch in his career decision after his friends urged [him] to catch a de Sica retrospective at the International Film Festival of India. In ten days, he saw 55 films at the festival and de Sicas Bicycle Thieves was the film that influenced him the most; watching it "was an epiphany." "from all different perspectives and in a way you can say that these films changed my life and it’s meaning completely for me. Just that one film festival
38. From which famous animated TVseries is this warning?
39. Where did we see them first?SINBAD PHGURAAMMO “TOO SWEET”JIMI “THE QUIFF” Slick, Sharp and Dynamic! The trio perform in their own formidable style, with a heavy dose of showmanship to a hip soundtrack of Latin Jazz, Ska, Indian and Electro Funk. With their unique look inspired by everything from classic Havana of the Fifties, Bollywood glitz of the Sixties, right through to the Americana Soul Movement of the Seventies. The Twilight Players are a slice of British cool, forever bringing classic retro-vibes into the 21st Century. Their global appeal has taken them everywhere from Glastonbury to Mumbai, Los Angeles to Casablanca and a few ports in between. On a amazing fun-filled adventure with a host of colourful characters along the way.
41. A 1927 silent movie about fighter pilots in WW I – what‘s this movie‘s claim to fame ?
42. Madan Mohan wrote the music for this film but there was something quite unique about it. What ?
Madan Mohan had died years ago.The compositions were picked fromhis archive.
43. Who was credited to have written additional dialogues for the first season episodes of the TV series, Blackadder?? (Hint: Its set in the 15th century)
44. ID. This fictional character was created by the cartoonist while waiting in the lobby. The name is an anagram of word meaning spoiled child. It is voiced by actress Nancy Catwright. Time named _____ one of the ―100 most important people of the 20th century‖ . Michael Jackson wrote a song about ____ which was no. 1 song in the UK for three weeks. ____ appeared in commercials for Burger King, Domino‘s Pizza, KFC ….. In 2009 the US Postal Service unveiled stamps in recognition of __________ Name this famous character.
45. Before its start, which classic quotes the following quote by Balzac: “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”
46. X? X is depicted as an athletic woman; she has brown eyes and hair, frequently kept in a plait or ponytail. The characters classic costume is a turquoise sleeveless tank top, light brown shorts, calf-high boots, and long white socks. Accessories include fingerless gloves, a backpack, a utility belt with holsters on either side, and two pistols. In the later versions, wears a crop top, camouflage pants and black or light brown shirts. When exploring, she often carries two pistols, but has used other weaponry throughout the series ID X
49. FITB.ROOTS, a Chennai band, was a quartetcomprising John Antony, Jojo,_________ & ________.Just fill in the blanks.
50.Movie based on anacclaimed novel by awriter who hasfollowing awards to hercredit- First woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award. Jnanpith Award. Padma Shri. Padma Vibhushan. Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.Identify movie & writer.
51. FITBThe 5 books in a series by Wang Dulu: • Crane Frightens Kunlun • Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin • Swords Force, Pearls Shine • ________________ • Iron Knight, Silver Vase.Name the 4th book
52. How are these laws better known to us?The Hynek Classification System states that therecan be 5 types of ‗contact‘ between a human and analien:• When you see a UFO within about 150 yards• When you see a UFO in the sky or on the groundand it leaves evidence behind• When a person sees a UFO with visible occupantsinside• When the person is unwillingly taken andexperimented on inside the alien craft• When there is direct communication between aliens
Close Encounter of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th kind
53. FITB.■ _____ ______is a Dutch doctor with a wide range of interests and accomplishments, partly attested by the string of letters that follows his name: "M.D., D.Ph., D.Litt., etc."■ Even though his name is visibly Dutch, he uses German words instead of Dutch, such as "mein Gott" and "toll", which translate in English to "my God" and "great" respectively.■ _____ _____is called in by his former student, Dr. John Seward, to assist with the mysterious illness of Lucy Westenra.■
54. X (again :P)X has red hair, which she dyes black. She is described as "a pale, skinny young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows.X is a world class computer hacker. Under the name ―_____", she becomes a prominent figure in the international hacker community, known as the "Hacker Republic". She uses her computer skills as a means to earn a living, doing investigative work for Milton Security. She has an eidetic memory, and is skilful at concealing her identity, possessing passports in different names and physical disguises that she uses to travel undetected around Sweden and worldwide.The survivor of a traumatic childhood, X is highly introverted, asocial and has difficulty connecting to people and making friends. She is particularly hostile to men who abuse women, and takes special pleasure in exposing and
55. shuttle Discovery on aWhen NASA launched the space Who? the voice of the 14-day mission to the International Space Station, viewers may have just heard STS-124 crews special guest eighth astronaut.Standing 12-inches tall, X, who initially thought he was a real space ranger, finally achieved his dream of flying in space.Jointly developed by Disneys Youth Educational Series and NASA, this program includes educational games for students and materials for educators to download and integrate into their classroom curriculum. The games, which debut for play starting on Saturday through NASAs website, feature X and are themed around the events to take place during STS- 124.Children can choose trying to dock the Japanese science lab to the station, match international partners
56. What was inspired after him? (pic in next slide) Perhaps most well know under the name ‗The French Angel‘, Maurice Tillet was born in France in 1903 .He aspired to become an actor and was highly intelligent, allegedly speaking 14 languages and being quite gifted in prose. However, in his twenties, Maurice developed acromegaly - a rather rare hormonal disorder that occurs when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. Tillet moved to the United States where he made a living on his appearance by becoming a professional wrestler, and was dubbed as the ―freak ___ of the ring‖.
57. Who?• Born to wealthy parents in Lithuania in 1938. His father was a count, his mother a descendant of the Visconti family in Milan. His family was killed by the Nazis, and he was the lone survivor. In 1970‘s he started his psychiatric practice in Baltimore, Maryland. He is described as being short with red eyes and 6 fingers on his left hand. He has the habit of tilting his head to one side while listening, and his former caretaker Barney Jackson spotted him last in Buenos Aires in 1993.
58. Where do we see them? (Continued to next slide)Aleister Crowley (occultist) Oliver Hardy (actor/comedian)Mae West (actress) Karl Marx (political philosopher)Lenny Bruce (comedian) H.G. Wells (writer)Karlheinz Stockhausen (composer) Sigmund Freud (psychiatrist)W. C. Fields (comedian/actor) Max Miller (comedian)Carl Gustav Jung (psychologist) The Petty Girl (by Artist George Petty)Edgar Allan Poe (writer) Marlon Brando (actor)Fred Astaire (actor/dancer) Tom Mix (actor)Richard Merkin (artist) Oscar Wilde (writer)The Vargas Girl (by artist Alberto Dion (singer) Vargas) Tony Curtis (actor)Huntz Hall (actor) Wallace Berman (artist)Simon Rodia (designer and builder of Tommy Handley (comic) the Watts Towers) Marilyn Monroe (actress)Bob Dylan (singer/songwriter) William S. Burroughs (writer)Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator) Stan Laurel (actor/comedian)Sir Robert Peel (19th century British Prime Minister) Richard Lindner (artist)Aldous Huxley (writer) Terry Southern (writer)
Tyrone Power (actor)Larry Bell (artist)Dr. David Livingstone (missionary/explorer)Johnny Weissmuller (Olympic swimmer/actor)James Dean (actor)Issy Bonn (comedian)George Bernard Shaw (playwright)H.C. Westermann (sculptor)Albert Stubbins (soccer Player)Lewis Carroll (writer)T.E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia")Shirley Temple (actress/humanitarian)Albert Einstein (physicist)Bobby Breen (singer)Marlene Dietrich (actress/singer)Diana Dors (actress) Some more on the list: Sri Yukteswar Giri (guru) Sri Mahavatar Babaji (guru) Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (guru) Sri Lahiri Mahasaya (guru)
59. Plan-Hoax-tard• This was a creation in 1956 by a person named Jacques Plantard, a pretender to the French throne. The idea was to place him as the last surviving member of an ancient monastic order, thus establishing his pedigree and his claim to the throne of France.• The hoax was finally exposed in 1984, yet several conspiracy theorists still believe it is real.
60. FITB.• The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874.• The novel is a sequel to Vernes famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.• Captain Nemo dies at the end of the tale, before his death he reveals to one of his confidants his true identity as an Indian Prince Dakkar, a son of a rajah of the then independent territory of Bundelkund and a nephew of the Indian hero__________ ?• Whose nephew is Captain Nemo ?
63. Identify X. Pierre Boulle was a French engineer who worked as a technician on British rubber plantations in Malaya. After the war he started writing novels to support himself. Although he has written several books he is primarily famous for X and Planet of the Apes which were also made into successful Oscar winning movies.
64. Which Character ? Even though the writer says none of the character in the book is inspired from real people, Still historians believe that the central character was inspired by this lady .
Scarlett OHara Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, the mother of US president Theodore Roosevelt was supposed to have inspired her .
66. What? Traditional Indian stories, told and retold in local dialects, were first compiled by Gunadhya in a local dialect titled Brihat Katha in the first century B C. The book did not survive the times. But later attempts were made in the 11th century to revive the treasure. Kashmiri Pundit Somdeva produced a large compilation in 1070 AD. It consists of 18 books of 124 chapters and more than 21,000 verses in addition to prose sections. The principle tale is the narrative of the adventures of Naravahanadatta, son of the legendary king Udayana. A large number of tales are built into this central story to make it the largest collection of Indian tales. C H Tawney translated this Sanskrit text into English during 1880-84. Later, in 1927, these tales inspired
67. Which phrase? This started off as a journalistic catchphrase applied to a group of middle class British playwrights and novelists who became prominent in the 1950s. The groups leaders included John Osborne and Kingsley Amis. The label was later applied to describe young British writers who were characterized by a disillusionment with traditional English society. This was also the name of a British film genre of the 1960s, featuring working class heroes and left-wing themes.
69. Who says this? And in what context? ―I think it is timeless because its about making love in the summer time. There is a slight misconception its about a year, but its not. It has nothing to do about a year , it has to do with a sexual position.‖
70. Whose freedom is blurred by Censor Board? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4wX5Udymrw
72. The slogan was popularized and brought into the national lexicon by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1918 when serving his second of four terms as President of the Indian National Congress. It has almost the same meaning as "Pravda vítězí‖ (Czech) and ―Vaimaye Vellum‖ (Tamil). The slogan saw a sudden upshot this year and was a point of speculation & discussion.
73.Biswajeet was probably the firstBollywood hero to do it—in a film titledBiwi Aur Makan. It proved so popularthat he had to repeat it in a film titledKismat.Others to attempt it include:•Kishore Kumar in Half Ticket•Amitabh briefly in Laawaris•Javed Jaffrey, Naseeruddin Shah andAditya Pancholi in Tehelka.What?
74. He died on 25th Dec, 1977 in Vevey, Switzerland. On March 1,1978 his corpse was stolen by some Swiss mechanics, who wanted to extort money from his family. The robbers were arrested later, and his retrieved corpse was reburried under 2 m of concrete to prevent further attempts. Who?
75. The Last QuestionWho wants to be a SlumDog? :P In Alexander Dumas‘s book, ―The Three Musketeers‖, two of the musketeers are called Athos and Porthos. What was the name of the third musketeer?