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MELA Quiz - Finals | Thomso 17 | IIT Roorkee

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The Mela Quiz was conducted as part of Thomso, the annual cultural fest of IIT Roorkee.
QM- Nikhil Arora
The link for audio/video for the quiz is attached below.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1reazp5YRM-gh-Scq0hHkmZvxanViPIxP?usp=sharing

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MELA Quiz - Finals | Thomso 17 | IIT Roorkee

  1. 1. MELA QUIZ QM-NikhilArora
  2. 2. Rules ■ Same as before. ■ Infinite Pounce/Bounce- +15/-10 ■ 2 written rounds ■ 1 musical connect
  3. 3. X andY ■ A General History of the X is a 1724 British book containing biographies of the then contemporary X. It is written by a “Charles Johnson”, who is now considered to be a pseudonym for an unknown British author whose identity remains a mystery. ■ Many scholars have suggested that the author could have been either Daniel Defoe or publisher Nathaniel Mist.Two famous Scottish authors identify the book as their sources of inspiration. ■ The book was also the first time the nameY was used to describe the ensign of X. Q1
  4. 4. Safety Slide
  5. 5. X-Pirates,Y-Jolly Roger
  6. 6. ■ _____ ___ ____ X ___ is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row.The book had sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2009, with 10 million of those being in the United States. ■ This story of only 338 words focuses on a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts. ■ The original title had the word “horses” instead of X. Sendak changed the title after he realized he couldn’t draw horses. ■ The book? Q2
  7. 7. Safety Slide
  8. 8. Shaded partQ3
  9. 9. Safety Slide
  10. 10. ■ X added the inscriptionY to a painting around 8 days before succumbing to bronchopneumonia. ■ The phraseY inspired a 21st century album and song.When asked, Z, the front man of a band said “X went through a lot of shit, of course, and then started a big painting in her house that said ‘Y.' I just loved the boldness of it. X,Y,Z(or band)? Q4
  11. 11. Safety Slide
  12. 12. X-Frida KahloY-Viva LaVida Z-Chris Martin
  13. 13. On either side the river lie ■ JohnWilliamWaterhouse painted three episodes from an iconic 1832 eponymous work of literature. ■ The three works are now on display at theTate gallery, City Art gallery at Leeds and the Art gallery of Ontario. ■ ID the work of literature/The woman in question (images on next slide) Q5
  14. 14. Safety Slide
  15. 15. ■ Miracle on X is a Dance Company founded by Syed Sallauddin Pasha who has a background in Bharatnatyam and Kathak. ■ Having performed regularly over the last decade all over India and Europe (including the UK House of Commons), they have incredibly famous and have garnered fame and various awards. ■ They hold a Guinness World Record for the most manual spins on aY. ■ ID X orY (images on next slide) Q6
  16. 16. Safety Slide
  17. 17. Connect AND fundaQ7
  18. 18. Safety Slide
  19. 19. ■ First appearance of Sherlock Holmes onTelevision. ■ The currently running show Elementary, based on SH.
  20. 20. ■ An X is, in current English usage, is a literal or metaphorical force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable. ■ Several entertainment mediums have adopted this name to depict characters who are formidable and unstoppable. Here are clues from theWikipedia Disambiguation page of the X. ■ X-(truck) or semi-trailer truck ■ X-(comics), a Marvel comics character ■ A5 X - a turbo-tank vehicle in various StarWars media ■ X, an armored soldier in Call of Duty: ModernWarfare 3 ■ X- A playable hero the multiplayer online battle arena game DOTA 2 Q8
  21. 21. Safety Slide
  22. 22. Angst-ridden letters from a young X to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. ■ The handwritten letters are between a young X and Alexandra McNear, who he met in California as a student. Acquired by Emory University's Rose Library in 2014, they have only now been published. "They are quite beautifully composed and reveal the search of a young man for meaning and identity," library director Rosemary Magee said.The letters were written between 1982 and 1984, five years before X’s first date with his eventual wife Y. ■ In one of the earliest letters, he wrote: "I trust you know that I miss you, that my concern for you is as wide as the air, my confidence in you as deep as the sea, my love rich and plentiful." It was signed: "Love, X." ■ But born in A, to a father from B, and spending much of his early years in C, he felt different. "Caught without a class, a structure, or a tradition to support me, in a sense the choice to take a different path is made for me.The only way to assuage my feelings of isolation are to absorb all the traditions, classes, make them mine, me theirs." Q9
  23. 23. Safety Slide
  24. 24. Obama
  25. 25. ConnectQ10
  26. 26. Safety Slide
  27. 27. Not choti ■ X is a 1997 single by British alternative rock bandY.The recording originally reached number 60 on the UK Singles Chart in 1997. After a remixed version by Norman Cook became a radio and critical success, the song was re-released and reached number one on the UK chart in February 1998. ■ The song pays tribute to singer Z mentioning how she often went unnoticed.There are also mentions of Hydroelectric projects and the environmental harm they cause; local radio stations and singers Jacques Dutronc, Marc Bolan, Argo Records andTrojan Records. Q11
  28. 28. Safety Slide
  29. 29. Aap bhi laga ke dekhiye, maja aajayega ■ Amanita muscaria is a basidiomycete X. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere. ■ The consumption of Amanita muscaria may cause perceptual phenomena such as synesthesia, macropsia, and micropsia. Some users report lucid dreaming under the hypnotic effects of this X. ■ It is depicted in the dancing X sequence in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia, in Alice inWonderland and many other movies, illustration books and games. ■ Where have we all seen this X (Its most famous depiction) and what is X, for pounce. Q12
  30. 30. Safety Slide
  31. 31. Written round – Cars and Films ■ The next few slides will contain iconic movie cars. Simply ID the corresponding movie. ■ +5 for each correct answer ■ +15 for all correct
  32. 32. Example
  33. 33. Answer ■ Back to the Future
  34. 34. Q1
  35. 35. Q2
  36. 36. Q3
  37. 37. Q4
  38. 38. Q5
  39. 39. Q6
  40. 40. Answers
  41. 41. Q1
  42. 42. ■ Into theWild
  43. 43. Q2
  44. 44. ■ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  45. 45. Q3
  46. 46. Q4
  47. 47. Fargo
  48. 48. Q5
  49. 49. Wolf ofWall Street
  50. 50. Q6
  51. 51. ■ Ghostbusters
  52. 52. Written round 2
  53. 53. Muppets’Art Parodies ■ The next few slides are parodies of famous works of art. ■ +2.5 for identifying the title, +2.5 for the artist
  54. 54. Answers
  55. 55. Salvador Dali-The Persistence of Memory
  56. 56. Whistler’s Mother- JamesWhistler
  57. 57. American Gothic- GrantWood
  58. 58. 3 Musicians- Pablo Picasso
  59. 59. The Scream- Edvard Munch
  60. 60. ■ "Living In Oblivion" is a low budget independent drama-comedy about a cast and crew filming a low budget independent film in the middle of NewYork City. It stars Steve Buscemi in the title role. ■ The plot revolves around the problems movie crew face during shooting and how they resolve them. ■ The final act of the movie shows a dream sequence being shot, and is the first time we see actor X on film (his film debut).Till- temperedY actorTito complains that the dream sequence is a cliché ("I don't even have dreams withYs in them!") and walks off the set in disgust. ■ X andY? Q13
  61. 61. Safety Slide
  62. 62. Peter Dinklage
  63. 63. Socho, aajaeyga ■ The next slide shows a list with a Name blanked out. ID the name/funda. Q14
  64. 64. Safety Slide
  65. 65. TheThinker statues, Rodin
  66. 66. Your mother sucks c***s in hell ■ In ancient Mesopotamian religion, Pazuzu was the king of the demons of the wind, brother of Humbaba and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. ■ Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of animal and human parts with his right hand pointing upwards and his left hand downwards. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. Q15
  67. 67. ■ In the summer of 1973 Lankester Merrin a veteran Catholic priest who is on an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq, finds an amulet that resembles the statue of Pazuzu. ■ In the same year, in Georgetown DC, after a series of events, Merrin meets his end, largely due to his curiosity and obsession over Pazuzu.
  68. 68. Safety Slide
  69. 69. ■ X is a charity subgroup featuring mainly British and Irish Musicians and recording artists. ■ It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song "DoThey Know It's Christmas?" for the Christmas market that year. ■ The X is also a product that was invented in 1920 byThomasAnderson andY (company) employee Earle Dickson in Escondido,California for his wife Josephine. Since then,Y currently has estimated a sale of over 100 billion Xs worldwide. ■ Y continues to defend the X trademark against it being genericized. Q16
  70. 70. Safety Slide
  71. 71. Q17
  72. 72. Safety Slide
  73. 73. Expecto Patronum
  74. 74. *Whistling to the.. ■ X park is a central park in Moscow named after Maxim X. In 2011 X Park underwent a major reconstruction. New director of Central Park of Culture and Leisure Sergei Kapkov demolished approximately 100 attractions and illegal objects. ■ X park is mentioned in a 1990 album and singleY, by Z and it celebrates glasnost in the Soviet Union, the end of the ColdWar, and speaks of hope at a time when tense conditions had arisen due to the fall of Communist-run governments among Eastern Bloc nations beginning in 1989. ■ XYZ Q18
  75. 75. Safety Slide
  76. 76. Gorky Park,Winds of Change byThe Scorpions
  77. 77. Larry King interviewing Andrew Dice Clay.Who are they talking about? Q19
  78. 78. Safety Slide
  79. 79. Bill Cosby
  80. 80. ■ X was an German-American actress who maintained popularity throughout her long career of almost 70 years (1910s-1980s) by reinventing herself. ■ X was noted for her humanitarian efforts during the war, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their US citizenship. For her work on improving morale on the front lines during the war, she received several honors from the United States, France, Belgium, and Israel. ■ X is referenced in a number of popular 20th century songs, from the Rodgers and Hart's "The Most Beautiful Girl in theWorld" (1935) to Peter Sarstedt's "Where DoYou GoTo, My Lovely?" (1969). Q20
  81. 81. Safety Slide
  82. 82. Marelene Dietrich
  83. 83. ■ The first name X has Latin origins and means “Morning star” or “Light Bringing”. ■ However, distortions and modern beliefs have changed that etymologoy and because the name is associated with evil, the Association for the German Language (GfdS) considers it problematic and not appropriate. ■ "At the center of decisions like this is the well-being of the child," Frauke Rüdebusch from the GfdS told newspaper DieWelt. ■ What is the name? Q21
  84. 84. Safety Slide
  85. 85. Lucifer
  86. 86. Connect 4 ■ The following slides will each be accompanied by an instrumental piece. ■ +10/-5 for each slide correct (You have to show me the answer after each). Simply give me the name of the piece/where you would find it. ■ Connect marks are indicated in the title
  87. 87. +50/-30 a.mp3
  88. 88. +30/-20 b.mp3
  89. 89. +15/-5 c.mp3
  90. 90. +5/-0 d.mp3
  91. 91. Safety slide
  92. 92. Answer ■ All are movie themes which were made into songs, sung by AndyWilliams. ■ 1st - ATime for Us- Romeo and Juliet (Main theme) ■ 2nd – Somewhere my Love – Dr. Zhivago (Lara’sTheme) ■ 3rd –Where do I begin – Love Story (Main theme) ■ 4th – Speak softly love –The Godfather trilogy (Main theme)
  93. 93. Fin

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