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MELA Quiz by HeadRush


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A MELA (Music Entertainment Literature Art) Quiz held at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar by the Quiz club HeadRush

Quiz Master: Kunal Doshi

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MELA Quiz by HeadRush

  1. 1. M.E.L.A. Quiz HeadRush, DA-IICT QM: Kunal Doshi
  2. 2. Rules  25 questions in the prelims.  Star-marked questions will be used in case of ties  Please mark all starred questions on the answer sheet.  Quizmaster’s decision is final.
  3. 3. The YouTube links for video questions can be found in the presentation transcript. The title of the video may contain answers.
  4. 4. Prelims
  5. 5. 1. A tribute to which famous movie?
  6. 6. 1. Gurudutt’s Pyaasa
  7. 7. 2. __________ is a translation of the Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" made famous by the Roman Poet Juvenal in his satires. Contextually it referred to the notion that male guards should not guard women against sexual assault as they themselves are capable of committing such crimes. Give me the quote made famous by a graphic novel.
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  9. 9. *3. This poster of a Telugu movie has been inspired from the poster of which Hollywood movie?
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  11. 11. 4. Name the two people about whom this movie was made. Bonus point for identifying the controversy on which the movie was based.
  12. 12. 4. Jay Leno and David Letterman David Letterman the host of the Late Night Show wasn’t made the host of The Tonight Show. Instead regular guest host Jay Leno was asked to host after Johnny Carson’s departure.
  13. 13. 5. What is this is a top 10 list of? 1. The Beatles 2. Elvis Presley 3. Michael Jackson 4. Madonna 5. Elton John 6. Led Zeppelin 7. Pink Floyd 8. Mariah Carey 9. Celine Dion 10. Whitney Houston
  14. 14. 5. These are the best-selling music artists.
  15. 15. 6. X, an American author was born shortly after a visit by Y in 1835, and he predicted that he would "go out with it," too. He died the day following Y’s subsequent return in 1910. X,Y?
  16. 16. X - Mark Twain Y- Halley’s Comet
  17. 17. 7. Where is this music video inspired from? 
  18. 18. 7. Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video
  19. 19. 8. These pictures are illustrations of which famous novel.
  20. 20. 8. Don Quixote
  21. 21. 9. This episode of Glee pays tribute to which artist?
  22. 22. 9. Lady Gaga
  23. 23. 10. Which famous author’s statue is this?
  24. 24. 10. Ernest Hemingway
  25. 25. 11. This picture is a mashup of the works of which author. (Larger pic on next slide)
  26. 26. 11. Jules Verne
  27. 27. 12. The following describes an album cover: The photographer took a series of pictures of the group dressed in butcher smocks and draped with pieces of meat and body parts from plastic baby dolls. A photograph of the band smiling amid the mock carnage was used as promotional advertisements. The band described it as "our comment on the Vietnam war. Give me the band and the album
  28. 28. 12. Beatles’ Yesterday and Today album cover (Butcher cover)
  29. 29. 13. The second installment of the game proved to be the installment that truly established this franchise as fighting-game royalty, and its innovative use of “combo” attacks was a big part of that success. This came as a surprise to the developers of the game, who considered the “combo” system an easily overlooked, acceptable bug in the programming. The system of timing certain button sequences in order to string attacks together was uncovered while testing the game at a late stage, and the developers decided to leave it in the game as an Easter Egg of sorts. What started out as an accident soon became the hallmark of the games, and future installments of the game made combos an intentional, finely tuned element of each sequel. Name the game.
  30. 30. 13. Street Fighter
  31. 31. 14. Absolut’s tribute to which artist?
  32. 32. Rene Magritte
  33. 33. 15. These are pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch from upcoming movie ‘The Imitation Game’. Which real-life person does he play in the movie.
  34. 34. 15. Alan Turing
  35. 35. 16. Parody of which album?
  36. 36. 16. Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover
  37. 37. 17. Whose description? X is described as either dark, bone-white or pale yellow. He wore dark clothes and was often seen in poor light. He has pockets, in which he keeps a tooth-sharpening-rock, wet shells, and a scrap of bat wing. He is thin, with only six teeth sharpened into points. The author describes him as a small slimy creature and emaciated and gaunt, but possessing a vicious, wiry strength.
  38. 38. 17. Gollum
  39. 39. 18. The guy in the picture is YouTube user PewDiePie. What type of content does he post on YouTube and why is he currently in the news?
  40. 40. 18. His channel has the highest number of subscribers. He posts ‘Let’s Play’ type gaming videos.
  41. 41. 19. Give the second and most famous movie of this trilogy. 1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2. X 3. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  42. 42. 19. Oldboy
  43. 43. 20. Connect. Inexhaustive.
  44. 44. Pokemon game versions  Red and Blue  Gold and Silver  Ruby and Sapphire  Diamond and Pearl
  45. 45. 21. Whose job profile?  Baby Proofer  Bartender  Beef Jerky Manufacturer  Blackjack Dealer  Boxer  Butler  Ice cream Truck Driver  Garbage Commissioner  Grease Collector  Guard  Coach  Farmer  Food Critic  Fisherman  Inventor  Mall Santa Claus  Oil rig worker  Food Critic And many more
  46. 46. 21. Homer Simpson
  47. 47. 22. Music Is Better Than Words is the debut album of a famous personality. When asked what type of music he’d like to do, he said "a classic Sinatra-style album". Identify the singer.
  48. 48. 22. Seth Macfarlane
  49. 49. 23. Give me the two blanks in this tweet by deadmau5.
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  51. 51. 24. Which movie is this scene inspired from?
  52. 52. 25. The Godfather
  53. 53. Mains
  54. 54. History Round
  55. 55. The following slides have pictures of actors playing a particular person in history. Identify the person. +5 for each +10 for all
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  70. 70. 8.
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  72. 72. Infinite Pounce 1 Clockwise 12 questions
  73. 73. 1. HitRecord is an online collaborative production company founded and owned by a famous actor/director . The production company uses video, music, literature, photography, performance, spoken word, screenwriting, graphic art, etc. from different artists around the world to make various projects and workings such as short films, books, and DVDs. HitRecord also produced a full-length feature film which released in 2013. The site now hosts nearly 80,000+ members and pulls in about 1,000 videos, songs, text pieces and artworks daily. Identify the actor/director who founded this company.
  74. 74. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  75. 75. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  76. 76. 2. The artist about a song: I wasn't just trying to get that racy word X in a lyric. I was saying ... that I may not really be a X — I've been battered romantically and emotionally like many people — but I'm starting a new relationship and it just feels so good, it's healing all the wounds and making me feel like I've never done this before, because it's so much deeper and more profound than anything I've ever felt. Give me the name of the artist and the song. Hint: Connect this to a very famous monologue in a movie.
  77. 77. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  78. 78. 2. Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’  Movie being ‘Reservoir Dogs’
  79. 79. 3. One of the band members had an issue of Astounding Science Fiction (October 1953) whose cover-art depicted a giant intelligent robot holding the dead body of a man which was done by American sci-fi artist Frank Kelly Freas. The caption read: "Please... fix it, Daddy?" to illustrate the story "The Gulf Between" by Tom Godwin. Which album’s cover was derived from this painting? Hint: Picture of original art on next slide (if nobody objects).
  80. 80. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  81. 81. 3. Queen – News of the World
  82. 82. 4. Given is a clip from That 70s Show. Which artwork is being recreated in this scene. Give painter as well.
  83. 83. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  84. 84. 4. Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
  85. 85. 5. Somnium was a fantasy novel written in Latin. In the narrative, an Icelandic boy and his witch mother learn of an island named Levania (our Moon) from a daemon (demon). Somnium presents a detailed imaginative description of how the Earth might look when viewed from the Moon, and is considered the first serious scientific treatise on lunar astronomy. Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov have referred to it as the first work of science fiction. Identify the author of this novel.
  86. 86. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  87. 87. 5. Johannes Kepler
  88. 88. 6. Once John Lennon got a letter from Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool that their professor was making the students analyse Beatles’ lyrics. So John intentionally made the most confusing lyrics he could and added a lot of gibberish to it. A few lyrics from the song are: ‘Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye’ ‘Elementary Penguin singing Hari Krishna’ Name the song.
  89. 89. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  90. 90. 6. I am the Walrus
  91. 91. 7. This subreddit is about which scene from a movie?
  92. 92. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  93. 93. 7. Being John Malkovich’s scene where John Malkovich goes down his own wormhole.
  94. 94. The man in the picture is Ian William Richardson, CBE. He is a leading Scottish Shakespearean stage actor. However he is best remembered for playing a character in 1990 which again rose to prominence in 2013. Which character? 8.
  95. 95. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  96. 96. 9. Francis Urquhart. Francis Underwood in ‘House of Cards (US)’
  97. 97. 9. Identify the person that Leonardo Dicaprio is talking to in the video
  98. 98. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  99. 99. Spike Jonze, director of Her
  100. 100. 10. Identify the artist(s) of this song and the movie associated with this song.
  101. 101. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  102. 102. 10. Simon and Garfunkel and the movie is The Graduate
  103. 103. 11. What is this a list of? (Exhaustive)  Richard Rodgers  Helen Hayes  Rita Moreno  John Gielgud  Audrey Hepburn  Marvin Hamlisch  Jonathan Tunick  Mel Brooks  Mike Nichols  Whoopi Goldberg  Scott Rudin  Robert Lopez  Barbra Streisand  Liza Minnelli  James Earl Jones
  104. 104. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  105. 105. 11. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winners (EGOT)
  106. 106. 12. The "Space Trilogy" is a series of science fiction novels written by C.S. Lewis. It dealt with what Lewis saw as the de-humanising trends in contemporary science fiction. The main character Elwin Ransom is based on another writer who in real life was a friend of Lewis. This friend was previously supposed to write one of the books in the series but wasn’t able to. ID the author.
  107. 107. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  108. 108. 12. JRR Tolkien
  109. 109. Art Round
  110. 110. The next slides will have advertisements which are inspired by a work of art or by the style of an artist. It will be specified whether you have to ID the painter or the artwork or both. +5 for correct +10, if all correct
  111. 111. 1. ID the painter.
  112. 112. Ascending and Descending by MC Escher.
  113. 113. 2. ID the painter.
  114. 114. Salvador Dali’s Madonna of Port Lligat.
  115. 115. 3. ID artist and artwork
  116. 116. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker
  117. 117. 4. ID painting and artist
  118. 118. Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
  119. 119. 5. ID artist.
  120. 120. Pablo Picasso
  121. 121. 6. ID painter and artwork.
  122. 122. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
  123. 123. 7. ID painting.
  124. 124. Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue by Piet Mondrian
  125. 125. 8. ID painter or painting.
  126. 126. Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  127. 127. Infinite Pounce 2 Anti-Clockwise 12 questions
  128. 128. 1. Fill in the blank.
  129. 129. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  130. 130. 1. David Lynch Director of movies like Mulholland Dr., Eraserhead, Blue Velvet etc.
  131. 131. 2. This picture on the next slide is a drawing by the child of the lead singer of a band. The singer was inspired by this drawing and wrote a song about it. The inspiration behind this song has been supposed to be a drug, but it is an innocent song about a child’s drawing. Name the song.
  132. 132. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  133. 133. 2. Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  134. 134. 3. "Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. However, it is unclear exactly when the song was written. Gene Kelly danced on the song in his movie of the same name. This dance sequence became very famous and was one of the defining moments of Kelly’s career. However, this song was used in another movie in a very objectionable manner. Gene Kelly was reportedly disgusted when it was used in the film and walked away from the actor at a party on whom the scene was pictured. Give me the name of the movie along with the scene. (No part points)
  135. 135. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  136. 136. 3. The rape scene from ‘A Clockwork Orange’
  137. 137. 4.Identify the two artists that have worked on this short film.
  138. 138. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  139. 139. 4. Walt Disney and Salvador Dali
  140. 140. 5. The author had originally titled his novel X, but shortly before it was to be published, the much more famous novelist Leon Uris published a novel entitled Mila 18, and the author’s editors thought it best to change course. The author told Playboy in 1975. “I was heartbroken, I thought 18 was the only number.” As it turns out, X works much better for the novel, full of doubles upon doubles, and may have contributed to its long-term success. Name the book.
  141. 141. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  142. 142. 5. Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch-22’
  143. 143. 6. These are stills are from Hong Kong movie ‘City of Fire’ released in 1987.
  144. 144. Give me the movie which has heavily borrowed from this film.
  145. 145. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  146. 146. 6. Reservoir Dogs
  147. 147. 7. It was criticized upon release because of its coarse language and became even more controversial in the 20th century because of its perceived use of racial stereotypes and because of its frequent use of the racial slur "nigger", despite strong arguments that the protagonist, and the tenor of the book, is anti-racist. Because of this controversy, many have questioned the appropriateness of teaching the book in the US public school system. Identify this very popular book.
  148. 148. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  149. 149. 7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  150. 150. 8. Which movie is this clip parodying?
  151. 151. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  152. 152. 8. Trainspotting
  153. 153. 9. Identify the singer of this song more famous in a different field.
  154. 154. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  155. 155. 9. Bruce Willis
  156. 156. 10. Roger Ebert in his review of the film: This film is like nothing they’ve seen before, with its startling landscapes, architecture and locations, its exuberant colors, its sudden and joyous musical numbers right in the middle of dramatic scenes, and its melodramatic acting (teeth gnash, tears well, lips tremble, bosoms heave, fists clench). At the same time, it’s a memory of the films we all grew up on, with clearly defined villains and heroes, a romantic triangle, and even a comic character who saves the day. X is a well- crafted, hugely entertaining epic that has the spice of a foreign culture. Which movie?
  157. 157. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  158. 158. 10. Lagaan
  159. 159. 11. James Cameron was dubious about casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator as he felt he would need someone even bigger to play the Terminator. The studio had suggested X for the role of the Terminator, but Cameron did not feel that X would be believable as a killer. Give me the original candidate for the role. Hint: Irony
  160. 160. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  161. 161. 11. O.J. Simpson
  162. 162. 12. It was originally planned for the film to end with a scene that was filmed, with everyone in the room involved in a pie fight. Accounts vary as to why the pie fight was cut. In an interview, the director said: "I decided it was farce and not consistent with the satiric tone of the rest of the film. The fight was intended to be less jovial but the entire cast was laughing, it was unusable. Later on, the director said “it was a disaster of Homeric proportions.” Picture of the fight on the next slide. (if nobody objects) Give the movie.
  163. 163. The Dark Slide The slide this quiz deserves, but not the one it needs.
  164. 164. 12. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
  165. 165. A-Z Round +2 for each correct +10 if 20 or more are correct +15 if 24 or more are correct
  166. 166. A is a famous American director, widely known for his movie B, which became the first sequel to win the Oscar for Best Picture. C, the nephew of A is an Oscar-winning actor and acts under a different surname as he didn’t want to be treated differently because of his family. D, the daughter of A, is also a film director. D made the movie E in 2003 starring F, famous for his role in the movie ‘Ghostbusters’ and G. F is a regular in the movies of H and has starred in 7 of his films. H, known for his distinctive style of directing, made the animated movie – I, which released in 2009. I was based on a children’s book of the same name written by J.
  167. 167. J most famous for his book K, has written the screenplay of a James Bond movie titled L, released in 1967. K has been adapted twice on screen, with the later one being directed by Tim Burton. M played the role of James Bond in L. M played the role of the father of a whip- wielding archeologist in the movie N. O, the director of N, is considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. In 2011, O directed the movie P, an animated movie based upon the character of an investigative journalist which was created by the author Q. The sequel to P will be directed by R.
  168. 168. R is best known for adapting the S trilogy written by British author T. The actor U starred in the S trilogy in a computer generated role of the character V. U was denied an Oscar nomination for his role of T as he wasn’t physically present in the movie. A similar thing happened with G for her role in the movie W. X stars in the lead role in another trilogy of movies which have also been adapted from the works of T. X became popular for his role of a sidekick in a TV show. Y plays the lead role in the show which has been adapted from the works of the author Z.
  169. 169. Answers Follow
  170. 170. A. Francis Ford Coppola B. Godfather Part 2 C. Nicholas Cage D. Sofia Coppola E. Lost in Translation F. Bill Murray G. Scarlett Johansson H. Wes Anderson I. The Fantastic Mr. Fox J. Roald Dahl K. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory L. You Only Live Twice M. Sean Connery N. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade O. Steven Spielberg P. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Q. Herge R. Peter Jackson S. Lord of the Rings T. JRR Tolkien U. Andy Serkis V. Gollum W. Her X. Martin Freeman Y. Benedict Cumberbatch Z. Arthur Conan Doyle
  171. 171. Thank you for Quizzing