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  1. 1. MSIT Quiz Society Session 3.0 Entertainment Section -Jaskaran Singh
  2. 2. Rules • No points or any such thing, this is an open session. • 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 Vikas. • Samosas and Chowmein to the winner ( again funded by a generous donation by Vikas ) • QM is a Legend ( I hope you get the pun)
  3. 3. Question 1: 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?
  4. 4. Answer: Daily Soap
  5. 5. Question 2: 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)
  6. 6. The Anna Kournikova hand (Ace, King).
  7. 7. Question 3: Connect
  8. 8. Answer: 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)
  9. 9. Question 4: 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. ID X,Y
  10. 10. Answer: X= Robert Duvall Y= The Godfather
  11. 11. Question 5: 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?
  12. 12. Teh asnewr acuali iz:
  13. 13. Question 6: 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.“ ID X
  14. 14. Answer: The Onion newspaper.
  15. 15. Question 7: The following, a 17 page magazine called Tactile Minds, is a first in catering to a very select audience. What is it and who is the audience?
  16. 16. Answer: Porn for the blind.
  17. 17. Question 8: 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)
  18. 18. Answer: Vicodin (Dr. House anyone?)
  19. 19. 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 Institute. 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 ) Question 9:
  20. 20. Answer: Harrison Ford
  21. 21. Question 10: 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
  22. 22. Answer: X= Candid Camera Y= BakraZ Z= Cyrus Brocha
  23. 23. Question 11: 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 character.
  24. 24. Answer:
  25. 25. Question 12: 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?
  26. 26. Answer: Twilight Zone
  27. 27. Question 13. • Which movie is parodied here?
  28. 28. The Godfather
  29. 29. Question 14. 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.”
  30. 30. Answers: X: Michael Douglas Y: Gordon Gekko
  31. 31. Question 15: Which American TV channel derives its name from multipurpose theatres, famous in the USA in the early 1900s, which in turn derives its name from a coin of a small denomination?
  32. 32. Answer:
  33. 33. Question 16: 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 all time. ID X
  34. 34. Answer: Midnight Cowboy
  35. 35. Question 17: 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.
  36. 36. Answers: X: Ramayan Y: Ramanand Sagar Z: Mahabharat
  37. 37. Question 18: 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". ID X,Y
  38. 38. Answers: X: Neil Patrick Harris Y: How I Met Your Mother
  39. 39. Question 19: 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?
  40. 40. Answer: Sir Michael Caine (‘Sir’ was the clue)
  41. 41. Question 20. 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.
  42. 42. Answer:
  43. 43. Question 21: 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. ID X.
  44. 44. Answer: Flipper
  45. 45. Question 22: 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. ID X,Y,Z (hint can be given)
  46. 46. Answer: X: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Y: Guy Ritchie Z: Phir Hera Pheri
  47. 47. Question 23: 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 embarrassment. ID the show. (1 samosa to the guy who IDs X)
  48. 48. Answers: The Kumars at No. 42 X= Sanjeev Bhaskar
  49. 49. Question 24: 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." -Jack Nicholson 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.
  50. 50. Stanley Kubrick
  51. 51. ID The Following Movies from the Minimalist Posters
  52. 52. Reservoir Dogs
  53. 53. That’s all folks.
  54. 54. Dedicated to: (Well, I’m sorry I couldn’t fit in a Baba Sehgal question, you’ll have to make do with this :P )