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Vishal Bharadwaj on the Censor Board certificate for his2009 film Kaminey.“Very silly cuts and changes were asked - like a dialoguewhere an actor asks another the place that he hails from. Theother actor replies that he is from ________, UP. Thoughthe dialogue was not political, we were asked to change as________ is a controversial constituency in Uttar Pradesh.In the end, we had to change it to Barabanki. Such type ofchanges are very irritating for filmmakers.”Where? Why was it controversial at that time? 1
Pilibhit Varun Gandhis hate speech in March 2009 landed him in trouble.
Lyrics of Looking for a New Love by Jody Watley released in1987. FITB._____ __ _____, ____You gave me love, you did me wrongDidn’t know what to doBut baby, I’m strong, gonna get over youA new boy I’m gonna choose , you’ll seeMy love was true, still you threw it all awayNow other guys will have me, they’ll appreciate my loveTell me, how does it feel 2
Hasta la vista, baby Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catch phrase in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
He could not recall ever before having __________ at an opponent. "Always Sandstrom is in my crease, bothering me, hitting at me when I have the ____," he said. "When I made the save on Robitaille, Sandstrom hit at me again. So I __________ . I wanted to show him Id be tough. That I was in control."Who is he and what did he do? 3
Widely considered the greatest referee never to officiate in a World Cup final, ____ _____ was denied the chance in 74 due to safety concerns after the Munich Massacre and in 78 and 82 due to politics. He has presided over some of the greatest WC matches of all time- Brazil vs England in 70, Italy vs Brazil in 82 and Argentina vs Italy in 78.4 Brian Glanville wrote of the latter: "There was nothing more impressive in this World Cup than the way he stood between his linesmen at half-time in the Argentina - Italy game, scorning the banshee whistling of the incensed crowd." His autobiography The Master of the Whistle came out in 2010, a title once bestowed on him by Ken Aston. Which illustrious referee?
Ray Marks, the current owner of the Hotel Gleneagles, said tourists still flocked to the hotel because of the X connection.He admitted that he often put on a "funny walk" for their benefit. "I have been known to walk across the grass kicking my legs high in the air like Y used to do. I also shout: Go on, go on, clear off!"However, our staff are under strict instructions that they are not to serve guests in the X way."X and Y? 5
Y - Basil Fawlty X - Fawlty Towers Gleneagles hotel was theInspiration for Fawlty Towers.
Contrary to popular perception, X didn’t originate in Y, but in theBlack Forest region of Germany in the 17th or 18th century. Thisitself might have been influenced by earlier designs from theneighbouring regions. From the 19th century, X began to beproduced in Y and is now considered a souvenir for touristsvisiting Y.In the 15th and the 16th centuries, Y was involved in theBurgundian Wars against the Duke of Burgundy, Charles theBold, War of the League of Cambrai against France, transalpinecampaign against the Duchy of Milan, Swabian War against theHouse of Habsburg of the Holy Roman Empire, in addition tovarious civil wars, religious wars and peasant uprisings.X and Y? 6
X – Cuckoo Clock, Y – Switzerland Harry Lime’s (Orson Welles) line in The Third Man. You know what the fella said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Pancharatna Kriti is the set of five songs set to the ragasNaata, Goula, Arabhi, Varaali and Sri composed by Tyagarajain Carnatic classical music. Four of them are JagadanandaKaraka, Dudukugala, Sadhinchane and Kanakana Ruchira.Which is the fifth? 7
19 of them were built in _______ ______, Iowa during the late 19th Century, of which only 6 remain today. All 6 are listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. They were _______ to protect the roadway, because it was cheaper to replace the boards of the roof and walls, then the heavy beams of the actual ______. Their names, year of construction and length are1. Hogback ______ (1884) 97 feet.2. Cutler-Donahoe ______ (1870), 79 feet.3. Cedar ______ (1883), 76 feet.4. Roseman ______ (1883), 107 feet.5. Imes ______ (1870), 81 feet.6. Holliwell ______ (1880), 122 feet. What? 8
Narendra Tamhane was a Mumbai wicketkeeper batsmanwho played in 21 Tests for India from 1955 to 1960. Hefamously dropped Lance Gibbs, the only batsman SubhashGupte missed in an innings in the Kanpur Test against WestIndies in 1958/9, thus leaving him with the figure of 9/102.He is most remembered for a remark he is supposed to havemade in the late 1980s to reassure his colleagues. What? 9
As the selector of Indian cricket team, he said “Gentlemen, Tendulkar never fails” when the question of the selection of a 16 year old Sachin Tendulkar came up.
This 1939 song by Ary Barroso is one of the most popularsongs from its country. An English version of the song waswritten by Bob Russell because of its huge popularity.Several artists have covers of the song including FrankSinatra, Bing Crosby and Vengaboys.Which song? What did it famously inspire in 1985? 10
Aquarela do Brasil Inspired the title and the theme of the 1985 Terry Gilliam film Brasil
The logo of the European tour was updated in 2009, from a generic golf logo to one featuring the silhouette of X, a legendary golfer who won 6 British Opens between 1896 and 1914, a record which still stands. However, within 2 years, there was a demand from among leading European professionals that the logo should be changed to feature Y .This recommendation is still under consideration by the European Open.Id X and Y and explain why the change was proposed. 11
Stanley Kubrick called him, “without question, the bestdirector we have in America”, while The New York Timesdescribed him “one of the most honored and influentialdirectors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. Along withLee Strasbourg, he was a proponent of method acting andwas noted for coaxing sparkling and inspired performancesfrom actors in his films. His friendly testimony before HUACidentifying eight (former) Communists in the film industry in1952 made him controversial and cost him several friends.His magnum opus, which showed that there could benobility in a man who named names, is widely considered tobe his answer to his detractors.Director and film? 12
Which event was given the name we know it by now, in 1780, after Charles Bunbury lost on the toss of a coin? Which term, used across sports to denote a particular kind of contest was born on this day?Give me either.
The Epsom Derby or The Derby First occurrence of ‘Derby’ in a sporting context The rights to name the race was decided by tossing a coin between Bunburry and the Earl of Derby.
The Vancouver riots of 2011 after the Canucks lost to Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Forever _______ is a 40,000-pound, 26 feet tall sculpture bySeward Johnson. From July 2011 to May 2012, it was locatedat Pioneer Court, Michigan Avenue, Chicago before beingmoved to Palm Springs, California. It was very controversialand was panned by critics and locals alike. It also figuredamong a list of the top 10 pieces of bad public art in US byVirtualTourist.com. The relevance of the statue to Chicagohas been questioned and the photo-op behaviour it inspiredhas been criticised.What does the sculpture depict? 15
Forever Marilyn Marilyn Monroe on the subway grating for The Seven Year Itch
They are given in Biblical passages in two different books -Exodus 20:1-17 & Deuteronomy 5:6-21, though both usedifferent text and are in slightly different order. They are alsomentioned partially in the Gospels of Matthew 19:16–19,Mark 10:17-19 and Luke 18:18-20 and the Epistle to theRomans 13:8-10. Jews, Orthodox Christians, and mostProtestants more closely follow the version of Exodus, whileCatholics and Lutherans more closely follow the version ofDeuteronomy.They were famously used in 1956 and 1989 (among others)and are believed to have used the versions from Exodus andDeuteronomy respectively. What were the uses? 16
Identify unknowns A - H 5 points per correct answer 10 points bonus if all 8 are correct
A was the only journalist in the dressing room when Bproduced his famous quote to C about the controversial Dseries. Hence when the story was leaked to the press,everyone naturally assumed A was the source even though itwas E who actually got it out. E never owned up, according toA, and this was one of the long list of reasons why he didntrespect E as a person.E accused A and ace bowler F of leading an Irish Catholicmutiny in the team against his protestant captaincy. When Ewas famously dismissed for a duck in his final innings, A andF were doubled up with laughter in the dressing room.A also said that, after having written books on both E and G,he considered G - in whose memory Australians celebrate Gday on November 2 - a greater batsman than E. Howeverother cricket writers shared As view as well - EminentEnglish cricket writer H wrote of G’s natural elegance incomparison to E’s mechanistic dominance: an eaglecontrasted to an aeroplane.
A. Jack FingletonB. Bill WoodfullC. Plum WarnerD. BodylineE. BradmanF. Bill O’ReillyG. Victor TrumperH. Neville Cardus
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While at least 5 actors reprise their characters in multiplemovies of this series, there are two actors who play differentcharacters in different movies of the series.In the first case, the second role is explained away as theidentical twin sister of the original character. In fact, the leadcharacter on seeing her for the first time, mistakes her forher sister, with whom he is acquainted in the previousfilm(s).However, no such explanation is provided in the second case- the actor plays himself in one movie and a completelydifferent character in a subsequent movie.Identify both the actors. 1
Harold Russell was a World War II veteran, who played therole of Homer Parrish, a US serviceman who lost both hishands in the war, in the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives.Like the character, he himself had lost both hands in the war.He was the first non-professional actor to win an AcademyAward for acting. At the 19th Academy Awards, he wasawarded an Honorary Academy Award “for bringing hopeand courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance”.What unique achievement does he hold? 2
The Academy Board of Governors wanted to salute him, but assumed he had little chance for a competitive win. So, the Honorary Academy Award. He also won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, thus making him the only actor to have received two Academy Awards for the same performance.
The time limit was three minutes per player, per game. My faceless opponent began with some highly irregular, if not totally absurd opening moves - shifting all his pawns forward one square. These were moves that that no Grandmaster would ever play. I immediately felt that I was the victim of an elaborate practical joke. But then I became aware of something else.From this deliberately unpromising position emerged moves of extraordinary power. In this first game I was totally crushed. I took a little more care in the second game, but met with the same result. His openings became even more cocky - 1....f6 followed by 2...Kf7 and 3...Ke6, exposing his own king to immediate assault - was one of his bizarre and unprecedented gambits. It was as if he was deliberately trying to handicap himself. However, I was beaten again.WHO, talking about WHAT? 3
Nigel Short, about playing Bobby Fischer on the Internet . In the 90s, there was a rumour that Fischer was playing GMs anonymously on the internet. Short, the best speed chess player in the world around ‘95 was approached by an anonymous player to play a series of games on the net. They played over 50 games over which Short was beaten so badly that he was convinced he could have been playing noone else but Fischer.
The music video of Express Yourself by Madonna was themost expensive music video at the time (1989). The videoends with the epigraph “Without the Heart, there can be nounderstanding between the hand and the mind”.What inspired the set design of the video? Name thedirector of the video as well. 4
On Xs death, it was said that his funeral would probably be called the Y funeral. This was in reference to a very famous event in which X played a very significant part but his performance was completely overshadowed by Y in whose name this 1953 event is still known. Identify X and Y
The unpublished memoirs of Friz Freleng mention that ItHappened One Night was one of his favourite films. Threethings in the film - the personality of a minor character,Oscar Shapely (who continuously calls Clark Gable’scharacter “Doc”), an imaginary character named “____Dooley” mentioned once to frighten Shapely, and most ofall, some of Clark Gable’s actions in this scene are believedto have inspired X.X? 6
Bugs Bunny Clark Gable eats carrots while talking quickly with his mouth full.
____________ ____ ___________ is a popular online flash game, launched in 2007 and is into its fourth edition now. The game is a single player football simulation where you start off as an amateur player practicing in your backyard and lets you play your way to the World Cup Final. The name ____________ _____ ______________ is borrowed from street football. In street football, this refers to the bare essentials nature of the street game which involves just a ball and a fence or wall used as a goal, with items such as clothing often used to mark the posts.Fill in the blanks. 7
Lenin Rajendrans upcoming film, Edavapathi, has been in thenews for a variety of reasons. Jagathy Sreekumar wastravelling to the sets of the film when the tragic car accidenttook place. Subsequently, another actor had to be cast in hisrole.The film also marks the come back of X to Malayalam filmsafter nearly 2 decades. Whose? 8
Siddharth Lama Played Rimpoche (Unnikuttan) in Yodha.
The 1500 m race at the 1976 Montreal Olympics was billed by the media as the ‘Greatest Long Distance race of all time’ because of rivals X and Y coming together at the peak of their form. X was Tanzanian and the then World record holder in 1500 metres. Y was a Newzealander and the first man to run a mile under 3:50 minutes. All the buildup proved futile after the X-Y race didn’t happen at all, due to other reasons. X, Y, Why?
X – Filbert Bayi Y – John Walker Tanzania withdrew from the Olympics toprotest the All blackstouring South Africa.
“It’s become quite evident that my time as an ___ _____ _______ has expired. Don’t worry, I haven’t found Jesus. One thing is for certain, I’m proud to say I have no regrets, I genuinely feel I accomplished everything I could as a performer. I was able to work with the industry’s most professional performers and companies, and I’ll always cherish the friends and relationships I was able to build. It was simply the perfect time for me to move on... while I was on top (pun indeed, intended). Life sometimes takes us in a direction we never could have imagined.”Identify this person, announcing his/her retirement via Facebook on 8 April 2011. 10
Suriname is currently 133rd in FIFA World rankings.However their ranking would doubtless have been higher, if not for a particular law in Suriname regarding the eligibility to play for the national football team.Put funda. 11
You cannot play for Suriname if you hold any other passport along with the Surinamese passport. Nearly half of the Dutch golden generation of late 90’s moved from Suriname to Netherlands because of this reason– Rijkaard, Seedorf, Davids, Kluivert, Reiziger and so on.. Points only if the key words DUAL NATIONALITY or PASSPORT is mentioned.
Which is the only olympics in which animals were killed in the course of an event and what was the event?The event in a modified form is still a part of the olympics. 12
1900 Paris Olympics. Pigeon Shooting. In those days, live pigeons were used instead of the ‘clay pigeons’ used now.
Excerpt from an uncyclopedia article.___________ ________ is a shallow (arguably VERY shallow) estuary located near Los Angeles, California, to which approximately twenty percent of Southern Californias water drains, and in which eighty percent of Southern Californias clichéd, formulaic action sequences occur, all of which feature gratuitous levels of special effects. _________ _______ and the land masses surrounding and within it are famed for their car and boat chases, high-budget explosions, shoot-outs, hostage situations, criminal and terrorist activities, and daily crisis situations putting the city, nation or entire world in perilous jeopardy.Who or What is the object of sarcasm here? 13
The composer X had the tune ready and started humming it.Y, who heard the tune, could not make any sense of it andasked me to write dummy lyrics for it. I wrote whatever cameto my mind in Xs car. X and Y liked what they read. Theresult is the song.Someone explaining how he wrote his first song. Whichsong? 14
Mazhaneer Thullikal Lyrics by Anoop Menon X - Ratheesh Vega Y - VK Prakash
__________ was a batsman who polarised opinion like few others.Excerpts of interviews from "________: The True Story"Martin Gray: "He just treated the match like batting practice. His attitude was just unbelievable. He couldnt care less if we won or lost... We had a partnership of over 100. He got 96 and I got six. In every over, off the fifth or sixth ball he would take a single and keep the strike. To all the other balls he hit either four or nothing. He was such an arrogant, selfish man that I changed my opinion of him completely. He sickened me totally."Don Wilson, a long-time team-mate, said: "Even though I dont like him, I would never deny that he was a great player. The trouble was that if he hadnt scored a hundred, he really couldnt give a damn. There were times when we were like a yacht without a rudder because he was thinking about his own game. There was a terrible atmosphere in the dressing-room.“ID the batsman. 15
Pick your topic Team with the lowest points at the end of Round IV gets to pick first and so on. You can challenge any other team for your topic. One team can be challenged only once. +10 for all right answers. -5 for all wrong answers. You can choose not to attempt to avoid the negative. Questions will NOT be open to the other 4 teams at any point.
Borrowing Tunes Superstitions Nicknames Stadiums TV Shows Board Games Last Slide
This theme was originally used in 1958 comedy Fortunella by Eduardo De Filippo. How did it come into news in 1972?
The Godfather Original score nomination in 1972 was rejected because it reused the theme here.
Croke park, Dublin was established in 1884 and is ownedand operated exclusively by the GAA.A capacity of 82,300makes it the fourth largest stadium in Europe and the largestnot primarily used for Association Football (Soccer, forphilistines). Name the two sports which are primarily playedhere. 1
Only 2 International cricket stadiums in India are named after sportsmen. Ironically, both of these were hockey stadiums before being converted to cricket grounds and thus are named after hockey players.One was an olympic gold medallist in 32 and 36 and the other in 48 and 52.Give me the stadiums/location. 2
This stadium in the US has a nickname X gained because of it’s shape.The home team here got their name Y from the nickname of the stadium.However, the naming is geographically incorrect as Y are unlikely to be found anywhere near an X.
The Detroit Redwings fans toss an octopus into the ice before games to bring luck.
Whose very recent quote? The only occasion he removed his pads after getting out, X lost. "There was only once in the tournament when I took off my pads after I got out, and that was against the __________. We could not manage to get 13 from 12 balls in that end. "I was not shell shocked because it wasnt about me getting out X is not about me, its about we. I was just one of the players going out there to contribute for X. I had faith in all the players."
Why is Richard Gasquet a difficult customer for ballboys everywhere?
He always insists on playing with the ball he last won a point with.
When youre dead, you are said to be ________ _____________ . The phrase refers to the fact that youll turn to manure and _____ the _________ from below the earth. Which American comedy-drama television series which starred Ned, a pie-maker with the ability to bring dead things back to life with his touch am I talking about?Even though the show was critically acclaimed for its unique visual style, quirky characters, and fast-paced dialogue, it had a premature end within two seasons.
The reactions after the casting of a comic book movie came out in early 2011.The actor :"Purist comic-book fans are one thing; out-and-out racism is another. Of course, the more I speak on this topic, the more I fuel it. But, look, if people have a problem with me playing the character, just don’t go see the movie, you know?"The director :"X is a fantastic actor - we were lucky to get him. He provides all the characteristics we need from Y, the man who says, "Thou shalt not pass". When X says that, you know youre gonna have a problem. Hes smart, intelligent, handsome and an absolute joy to work with. If you have a chance to have a great actor in the part, everything else is irrelevant."X is more widely known to the general audience for his portrayal of a drug gang leader in a widely acclaimed HBO TV Series .Actor and either character, please? 2
X – Idris Elba Y- Heimdall from Thor/ Stringer Bell from The Wire
In the TV Series Futurama, who is shown as the President of the Earth? His living head is preserved in a glass jar and is mounted on Benders previously pawned body. At first _________s head is presented in a positive light, an effort by the writers to point out laudable elements of the real ______________s political career. However, it is soon revealed that _________’s head has evil intentions, planning to "sell childrens organs to zoos for meat" and "go into peoples houses at night and wreck up the place!" Series creator Matt Groening has expressed pleasure at being able to continue poking fun at _______ decades after he was in power.
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was famed on the tour for her tenaciousness and refusal to concede a point. Commentator Bud Collins described her as "unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, none seeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner and returned again and again to demoralize opponents" and alliteratively nicknamed her the _______ _________ from her home city and her tenacious nature on court.
Boxing nicknames have a way of recurring in history.Roberto Duran was feared as the "Hands of Stone". Butwhen same nickname was applied to boxer Luis Restoin 1980s, it was to mock him. Explain the change incontext.
He used hardening substance on his hand and caused life threatening injuries to Billy Collins Jr. and was banned lifetime from boxing.
The explanation for a football clubs nickname :Half a century ago, in every game, during halftime, a woman dressed in blue and white would go before the crowd and toss ___________ to them. Hence they came to be called ___________
X is a board game developed by Y. The slogan reads, "The physics is theoretical, but the fun is real." It is played on a board with spaces configured to resemble the Bohr model of the atom. In the game, you roll the die to move onto a space, letting you draw a card, either benefiting you, hurting you, or hurting other players. Possible harmful outcomes include a nuclear meltdown, an industrial accident, and the loss of a retina by staring into a helium- argon laser. Beneficial effects include the renewal of a Department of Defense research grant, while the only known buildable objects are a "Soviet-style cyclotron" and the "Large Hadron Collider“ X, Y?
It is the greatest game in the history of chess. The sheer number of ideas, the complexity, and the contribution it has made to chess make it the most important game ever played. X told Reuters after he beat Y . X also said, "I spent more time analyzing this than any other game.“ In 2000, X published a book about the match: X Against Y: The story of the World’s Greatest ________ ________. The 202-page book holds the record for the longest analysis devoted to a single chess game.
X is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Andrew Volpe, lead guitarist/back up vocalist Tim Ferrell, moog/synth and back up vocalist Tim Convy, and drummer/back up vocalist Matt Palermo. The three adopted the name X after a character in the film Labyrinth and not where you would expect from.