Quiz Society Session 3.0
• No points or any such thing, this is an open
• Don’t try to Google(or Bing, if someone really
does that xD) the answers on your mobiles, or I’ll
feel I’ve made too good of a quiz.
• If anything goes wrong during this quiz, blame
• Samosas and Chowmein to the winner ( again
funded by a generous donation by Vikas )
• QM is a Legend ( I hope you get the pun)
During the 30’s, radio shows dominated the entertainment
industry and companies wanted to cash in on it. So it
happened that ‘Ma Perkins’, a popular show was sponsored
by Oxydol and newly styled as ‘Oxydol’s own Ma Perkins’.
This prompted others like Proctor and Gamble and others
to gain good advertisement and become household names
when associated with the shows they sponsored.
What term arose from this event, which is also widely (very
widely) used today?
In Texas Hold ‘em, the poker starting hand
combination consisting of an Ace and a King is said
to ‘look good, but hardly ever wins’.
Question is what is this hand known as?
( _______ ___________ hand)
Silence of the Lambs: Big five Academy Award Clean Sweep
Gigli: Big five Golden Raspberry Award Clean Sweep
(Big Five= Best/worst movie, best/worst actor, best/worst
actress, best/worst director, best/worst adapted screenplay)
X made his screen debut as Boo Radley in the
1962 film ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? He later went
on to star an important role in the movie Y in
1972, which is said to be a classic in its genre. He
was nominated for Best supporting actor in the
Academy Awards for his role in Y.
X comics were a series of drawings originally created
during the summer of 2010 by artist Sakolut on the
Finnish image board Kuvalauta, titled “Aku Ankka”. They
are a spinoff of a well known children’s TV show. Through
2010, 2011 and early 2012, X comics continued to surface
on 4chan’s /b/ and reblogged through personal blogs on
occasions, but the meme stayed mostly dormant.
However, beginning in early March 2012, the comics saw
a significant resurgence in popularity with a slew of
threads popping up on 4chan and facebook.
What(or rather ‘who’) is X?
In August 2012, X posted a satirical news item titled "Nation
Celebrates Full Week Without Deadly Mass Shooting",
referencing the close proximity between the recent mass
shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at a Sikh
temple in Wisconsin less than a month later. The final line of
the article read, ‘At press time, federal authorities had issued
a reminder to all Americans that a lot can happen in 24 hours,
“so let’s not get too excited yet.”’ The following morning, a
gunman shot a former coworker near the Empire State
Building, with nine others wounded by police gunfire,
and X responded by updating it to a prompt "Never mind.“
Hydrocodone/paracetamol (also known as
hydrocodone/acetaminophen) is usually found in
tablet form, produced and marketed under the
trade names Anexsia, Anolor DH5, Bancap HC,
Zydone, Dolacet, Lorcet, Lortab, and Norco, as well
as generic brands. Hydrocodone also comes in a
combination with ibuprofen.
How is it otherwise known as?
(Look around you, there is a hint here in the room itself)
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is a North
American nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion
of public interest in archaeology, and the preservation of
archaeological sites. It is based at Boston University.
The American Journal of Archaeology is published by the
The current president is Dr. Elizabeth Bartman
Who is the only non-archaeologist in the present Governing
Board of the AIA?
(Yes this is an Entertainment question :P )
X is a TV show that initially began as a radio concept.
Often credited as being the first reality TV show, it aired
as a segment on The Tonight Show in 1951. The show was
a precursor to the more recent wave of shows, one of
which is Y hosted by Z. Z was born on August 7, 1971 in
Mumbai. At the age of 12, Z acted in his first Hindi
film Jalwa, wherein his role was critically acclaimed.
While he was still in college, FM radio took off in India,
and he gained a reputation for himself as a radio jockey.
After he graduated, Z went to an acting school in New
York. On returning, he gained national recognition as the
host of Y.
ID X, Y, Z
X= Candid Camera
Z= Cyrus Brocha
This famous movie character resides on an island
modeled after the island of Dr. No which is a self
contained colony, having advanced
communications, weapons, and laboratories to
build various high-tech devices. All his subordinates
salute him in a manner typical of a “Heil Hitler”
style gesture. One of this character’s lines which he
recites when he is pleased has become synonymous
with the actor who played the role. Name the
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is
known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space
and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground
between light and shadow, between science and
superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's
fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the
dimension of imagination. It is an area which we
call the ____ ____.
Which TV series starts with the above quote?
X plays the character Y and is the antagonist in a 1987 film and
the anti-hero in its sequel in 2010 partly modelled on Michael
Milken, a multi million dollar fraudster. X has become a
symbol in popular culture for unrestrained greed (with the
signature line, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good"),
often in fields outside corporate finance. On October 8, 2008,
the character was referenced in a speech by the Australian
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in his speech "The Children of Y"
concerning the Financial crisis of 2007-2010. Rudd stated “It is
perhaps time now to admit that we did not learn the full
lessons of the greed-is-good ideology. And today we are still
cleaning up the mess of the 21st-century children of Y.”
X is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel
of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was
written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and
stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin
Hoffman. The film won three Academy Awards: Best
Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. To
date, it is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture. It
is also considered one of the greatest American movies of
X was the brainchild of Y. It was initially rejected
due to concerns that such a television series would
invoke communalism in the country. However, it
was approved and went on to become the ‘most
watched television series’ of that genre. It
eventually lost this title to series Z, that was telecast
after X’s original run. When aired in the UK by the
BBC, Z achieved audience figures of 5 million,
unheard of for a subtitled series being aired in the
afternoon. Id X,Y,Z.
X began his career as a child actor, playing the lead
in show Doogie Houser MD. After Doogie Houser’s
four-season run ended in 1993, X played a number
of guest roles on television series until the big break
he got in 2005 with the show Y. X is a fan of magic,
and can pull off tricks himself, like his character
on Y. Additionally, X was the celebrity guest for Top
Chef Masters. In 2008, X appeared in commercials
for Old Spice deodorant, claiming to be an expert
because he “used to be a doctor for pretends".
X: Neil Patrick Harris
Y: How I Met Your Mother
X is the only actor other than Jack Nicholson to be
nominated for an Academy award, either as a lead,
or in a supporting role in every decade since the
1960s. With a total 6 nominations, he has won 2 i.e.
Hannah and her Sisters(1986) and The Cider House
Rules(1999), both for a supporting role. He has
appeared in over a hundred films and his real name
is Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite.
By what name do we better know him as?
Sir Michael Caine
(‘Sir’ was the clue)
Clue 1: Before Ron Howard was selected to direct this film,
there was strong competition from other filmmakers,
including Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, George Clooney, Sam
Mendes’, and Bennett Miller.
Clue 2 (Tagline): 400 million people were waiting for the truth.
Clue 3 (Dialogue): “You know the first and greatest sin of the
deception of television is that it simplifies; it diminishes great,
complex ideas, trenches of time; whole careers become
reduced to a single snapshot.”
ID the movie.
X is an American television series, also known
as The New Adventures of X. It is a remake of a
1964 series. The show has been dubbed as
“aquatic Lassie”. Movie actress Jessica Alba
started her career with this show in 1995.
X is a 1998 British crime comedy thriller film written and
directed by Y. John Ferguson, writing for the Radio Times,
called the film "the best British crime movie since The Long
Good Friday". The film has ratings of 76% on Rotten
Tomatoes and 66 on Metacritic. Along with the classic ‘The
Circus’ this movie inspired a hit Akshay Kumar movie Z, which
was one of the highest grossing film of 2006, and one of the
most successful sequels in bollywood, starting the trend of
sequels in bollywood.
(hint can be given)
X: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
Y: Guy Ritchie
Z: Phir Hera Pheri
When talking about The Hitchhikers Guide to the
Galaxy for the British Book Awards, X stated that he
chose ______ for his show’s title, because it
features prominently in the book. The inspiration
for the series was an evening when he took a
girlfriend to meet his parents who asked her
awkward questions, leading to much
ID the show.
(1 samosa to the guy who IDs X)
The Kumars at No. 42
X= Sanjeev Bhaskar
Clue 1:"This man, in spite of the widespread reputation he had for mastering his
means of expression, was misunderstood and misinterpreted every time he made a
film. I've often asked myself why. In fact, only once did he have unanimously positive
reviews, and they were for X. I've never understood how people who are so attached
to film never realized that he was number one."
Clue 2: Many of his films broke new ground in cinematography, including Y (1968), a
science-fiction film which director Steven Spielberg called his generation's "big bang,"
with innovative visual effects and scientific realism.
Clue 3: He is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films, typically
adaptations of novels or short stories, are noted for their "dazzling "and unique
cinematography, attention to details to achieve realism and an inspired use of music
scores. His films covered a variety of genres, including war, crime, romantic and black
comedies, horror, epic and science fiction.
Who is being talked about here?
Extra points for X and Y.