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Grand Finale

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Antaragni'15 Kolkata Round held at NIFT, Kolkata on 3rd Oct, 2015

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Grand Finale

  1. 1. Somnath ChandaSomnath Chanda Kolkata Quiz-PrelimsKolkata Quiz-Prelims Antaragni - 2015Antaragni - 2015
  2. 2. RoundsRounds
  3. 3. Round 1
  4. 4. • 5 questions.5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. ClueClue – A former assistant of German photographer– A former assistant of German photographer Carl Hertz, he literally created ‘magic’ on screen inCarl Hertz, he literally created ‘magic’ on screen in his later years.his later years. *
  6. 6. * Dadasaheb PhalkeDadasaheb Phalke
  7. 7. ClueClue – Born– Born in Goa, hein Goa, he was anwas an occasionaloccasional theatre actor.theatre actor. Indians areIndians are hugelyhugely indebted toindebted to him and hishim and his family.family. 1
  8. 8. ClueClue - The lady- The lady featured in the stampfeatured in the stamp had a major influencehad a major influence in coining the title ofin coining the title of a hit 2014 movie.a hit 2014 movie. 2
  9. 9. ClueClue – Hailing from a family of noted Kathak– Hailing from a family of noted Kathak exponents of Lucknow, he worked as choreographerexponents of Lucknow, he worked as choreographer in many bolly ventures, most notably –in many bolly ventures, most notably – Mughal-e-Mughal-e- AzamAzam andand PakeezahPakeezah.. 3
  10. 10. ClueClue – His father– His father Mukund Misra was aMukund Misra was a wealthy poet andwealthy poet and accomplishedaccomplished musician, who formusician, who for some time was asome time was a temple priesttemple priest in Varanasi. in Varanasi.  4
  11. 11. ClueClue – One of the pioneers of modern Indian art and– One of the pioneers of modern Indian art and a key figure of Contextual Modernism.a key figure of Contextual Modernism. 5
  12. 12. ClueClue – Born– Born in Goa, hein Goa, he was anwas an occasionaloccasional theatre actor.theatre actor. Indians areIndians are hugelyhugely indebted toindebted to him and hishim and his family.family. 1
  13. 13. 1 Dinanath MangeshkarDinanath Mangeshkar
  14. 14. ClueClue - The lady- The lady featured in the stampfeatured in the stamp had a major influencehad a major influence in coining the title ofin coining the title of a hit 2014 movie.a hit 2014 movie. 2
  15. 15. 2 Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
  16. 16. ClueClue – Hailing from a family of noted Kathak– Hailing from a family of noted Kathak exponents of Lucknow, he worked as choreographerexponents of Lucknow, he worked as choreographer in many bolly ventures, most notably –in many bolly ventures, most notably – Mughal-e-Mughal-e- AzamAzam andand PakeezahPakeezah.. 3
  17. 17. 3 Lachhu MaharajLachhu Maharaj
  18. 18. ClueClue – His father– His father Mukund Misra was aMukund Misra was a wealthy poet andwealthy poet and accomplishedaccomplished musician, who formusician, who for some time was asome time was a temple priesttemple priest in Varanasi. in Varanasi.  4
  19. 19. 4 Miyan TansenMiyan Tansen
  20. 20. ClueClue – One of the pioneers of modern Indian art and– One of the pioneers of modern Indian art and a key figure of Contextual Modernism.a key figure of Contextual Modernism. 5
  21. 21. 5 Nandalal BoseNandalal Bose
  22. 22. Round 2
  23. 23. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce.Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • Flat scoring of 10 points.Flat scoring of 10 points. • Half points, if any, is totally QM’sHalf points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion.discretion.
  24. 24. From this ridiculously long name of the originalFrom this ridiculously long name of the original edition of a novel, just try to find out X –edition of a novel, just try to find out X – The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of X, OfThe Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of X, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years,York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast ofall alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River ofAmerica, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore byOroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished butShipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last ashimself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates.strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. *
  25. 25. * Robinson CrusoeRobinson Crusoe
  26. 26. As per history, ‘it’ came to America from the CongoAs per history, ‘it’ came to America from the Congo during the period of slavery. But ‘it’ became reallyduring the period of slavery. But ‘it’ became really popular during the 1960s and inspired variations likepopular during the 1960s and inspired variations like the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato,the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, the Monkey and the Funky Chicken. The personthe Monkey and the Funky Chicken. The person responsible for this craze covered an eponymous no.,responsible for this craze covered an eponymous no., originally performed by Hank Ballard and theoriginally performed by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters in 1959.   Midnighters in 1959.    What am I talking about?What am I talking about? 1
  27. 27. 1 The TwistThe Twist
  28. 28. Dr. Surendra Katekar, a former teacher at theDr. Surendra Katekar, a former teacher at the Christian College, Indore remembers that theChristian College, Indore remembers that the Canteen-Supervisor of the college once lent a studentCanteen-Supervisor of the college once lent a student a certain amount of money. When the student didn’ta certain amount of money. When the student didn’t pay him back the money, the canteen supervisorpay him back the money, the canteen supervisor started to follow him everywhere in the campus. Thisstarted to follow him everywhere in the campus. This incident was later captured very funnily in a bollyincident was later captured very funnily in a bolly venture.venture. How much money was lent by the canteenHow much money was lent by the canteen supervisor?supervisor? 2
  29. 29. 2 Paanch Rupaiya Baara AanaPaanch Rupaiya Baara Aana
  30. 30. After giving Weston Super-Mare’s economy aAfter giving Weston Super-Mare’s economy a boost of over £20m, X has been closed on 27boost of over £20m, X has been closed on 27thth Sep,Sep, 2015. It had attracted over 1,50,000 visitors. The2015. It had attracted over 1,50,000 visitors. The dismantled artefacts will be sent to the Calaisdismantled artefacts will be sent to the Calais refugee camp ‘to build shelters’.refugee camp ‘to build shelters’. What was X?What was X? 3
  31. 31. 3 Dismaland, art-theme parkDismaland, art-theme park of Banksyof Banksy
  32. 32. As a moniker, X was used for the British troopsAs a moniker, X was used for the British troops and Y was for the Germans. So, X & Y wereand Y was for the Germans. So, X & Y were initially discarded and instead of those two, Jasperinitially discarded and instead of those two, Jasper & Jinx were chosen respectively. But, finally X & Y& Jinx were chosen respectively. But, finally X & Y were selected.were selected. Who / what are X & Y?Who / what are X & Y? 4
  33. 33. 4 Tom & JerryTom & Jerry
  34. 34. This French Gypsy girl, born Agnes, was veryThis French Gypsy girl, born Agnes, was very popular among the masses because of herpopular among the masses because of her seductive dance moves. Later on, she becameseductive dance moves. Later on, she became famous in another name which she got from thefamous in another name which she got from the paste emerald she used to wear around her neck.paste emerald she used to wear around her neck. Whom am I talking about?Whom am I talking about? 5
  35. 35. 5 EsmeraldaEsmeralda
  36. 36. This particular term was coined by GuillaumeThis particular term was coined by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1917 to describe Jean Cocteau’sApollinaire in 1917 to describe Jean Cocteau’s ballet ‘Parade’ and his own play ‘Theballet ‘Parade’ and his own play ‘The Mammaries of Tiresias’.Mammaries of Tiresias’. Which term, now mostly associated withWhich term, now mostly associated with another form of art, is this?another form of art, is this? 6
  37. 37. 6 SurrealismSurrealism
  38. 38. A former paramedic, 26-year-old Cody, is theA former paramedic, 26-year-old Cody, is the brand manager of Reach Out World Wide, a non-brand manager of Reach Out World Wide, a non- profit organization. 37 year old Caleb is a smallprofit organization. 37 year old Caleb is a small time actor.time actor. Which major 2015 release, dedicated to one of theirWhich major 2015 release, dedicated to one of their family members, has ignited their passion forfamily members, has ignited their passion for acting?acting? 7
  39. 39. 7 Furious 7Furious 7
  40. 40. According to Jimi Hendrix, once in his dream heAccording to Jimi Hendrix, once in his dream he was walking under the sea. Then something smokywas walking under the sea. Then something smoky surrounded him, engulfed him and got him lost. Itsurrounded him, engulfed him and got him lost. It was a traumatic experience but somehow his faithwas a traumatic experience but somehow his faith in Jesus saved him.in Jesus saved him. What did he create to remember this incident?What did he create to remember this incident? 8
  41. 41. 8 Purple HazePurple Haze
  42. 42. Shown in the 2014 bolly-movieShown in the 2014 bolly-movie QueenQueen, these, these artefacts at the Pont des Arts, approximatelyartefacts at the Pont des Arts, approximately weighing 45 tons has recently been replaced by theweighing 45 tons has recently been replaced by the city authorities with temporary paintings by streetcity authorities with temporary paintings by street artists. Plans of installing lock-proof Plexiglassartists. Plans of installing lock-proof Plexiglass panels will be executed later this year.panels will be executed later this year. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 9
  43. 43. 9 Paris Love-locksParis Love-locks
  44. 44. Which work of art, originally titled something else,Which work of art, originally titled something else, was given its more familiar name by foundrywas given its more familiar name by foundry workers who noted its similarity to Michelangelo’sworkers who noted its similarity to Michelangelo’s statue of Lorenzo de Medici called 'Il Penseroso'?statue of Lorenzo de Medici called 'Il Penseroso'? 10
  45. 45. 10 The ThinkerThe Thinker
  46. 46. Why this superhitWhy this superhit South Korean crimeSouth Korean crime thriller movie titledthriller movie titled Seven DaysSeven Days is recently is recently making a huge amountmaking a huge amount of noise among theof noise among the Indian diaspora?Indian diaspora? *
  47. 47. * JazbaaJazbaa
  48. 48. One of the mostOne of the most expensive paintings ofexpensive paintings of all time, selling forall time, selling for $71.5 million in 1998 in$71.5 million in 1998 in New York, it is a self-New York, it is a self- portrait by whom?portrait by whom? Why it is the specialWhy it is the special one among his manyone among his many other self-portraits? other self-portraits?  11
  49. 49. 11 Self Portrit of Van Gogh;Self Portrit of Van Gogh; without his beardwithout his beard
  50. 50. These 3 noted gentlemen, self proclaimed fans ofThese 3 noted gentlemen, self proclaimed fans of GoT, was invited to feature on the episode titledGoT, was invited to feature on the episode titled ‘Hardhome’, and were promptly killed off.‘Hardhome’, and were promptly killed off. How are they better known to us?How are they better known to us? 12
  51. 51. 12 MastodonMastodon
  52. 52. The movie, originally titledThe movie, originally titled Raag RaginiRaag Ragini, was the, was the only venture of AMIYA Productions. Though theonly venture of AMIYA Productions. Though the audiences found similarities between the real-lifeaudiences found similarities between the real-life couple and their on-screen avatars, the directorcouple and their on-screen avatars, the director said the story was based on the life of Kishoresaid the story was based on the life of Kishore Kumar and his first wife, Ruma Ghosh.Kumar and his first wife, Ruma Ghosh. Which musically hit movie am I talking about?Which musically hit movie am I talking about? 13
  53. 53. 13 AbhimaanAbhimaan
  54. 54. Pictograms used to represent sports at the 2010Pictograms used to represent sports at the 2010 Delhi-CWG had been inspired by a traditionalDelhi-CWG had been inspired by a traditional stencilled art from Mathura.stencilled art from Mathura. Identify this art form which is said to be a dyingIdentify this art form which is said to be a dying art nowadays.art nowadays. 14
  55. 55. 14 SanjhiSanjhi
  56. 56. S5, an Indian pop group, was formed in 2004 afterS5, an Indian pop group, was formed in 2004 after winning the first SS Music voice hunt competition.winning the first SS Music voice hunt competition. After this band split, one of the group members (aAfter this band split, one of the group members (a former Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley)former Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley) decided to kickstart his solo singing career.decided to kickstart his solo singing career. Who is this hit-making machine who also won theWho is this hit-making machine who also won the RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for theRD Burman Award for New Music Talent for the Aamir Khan movieAamir Khan movie GhajiniGhajini?? 15
  57. 57. 15 Benny DayalBenny Dayal
  58. 58. Round 3
  59. 59. • 8 questions.8 questions. • Written Round.Written Round. • DifferentialDifferential Scoring.Scoring. * 16 - if 1 team gets it right* 16 - if 1 team gets it right * 14 - if 2 teams get it right* 14 - if 2 teams get it right * 12 - if 3 teams get it right* 12 - if 3 teams get it right * 10 - if 4 teams get it right* 10 - if 4 teams get it right * 08 - if 5 teams get it right* 08 - if 5 teams get it right * 06 - if 6 teams get it right* 06 - if 6 teams get it right * 04 - if 7 teams get it right* 04 - if 7 teams get it right * 02 - if all the teams get it right* 02 - if all the teams get it right
  60. 60. Name this forthcoming HBO tv-series, whoseName this forthcoming HBO tv-series, whose Executive Producers are Martin Scorsese & MickExecutive Producers are Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger.Jagger. 1
  61. 61. One of the rare instances in Bolly-history that aOne of the rare instances in Bolly-history that a mother-daughter duo did playback for a song.mother-daughter duo did playback for a song. Just, identify the daughter.Just, identify the daughter. 2
  62. 62. Who is singing this song?Who is singing this song? 3
  63. 63. The ad created lot of noise for all sorts ofThe ad created lot of noise for all sorts of reasons….whose ad is this?reasons….whose ad is this? 4
  64. 64. This is the violin-cover of a song very muchThis is the violin-cover of a song very much in news. Name the singer who has sung thein news. Name the singer who has sung the original version.original version. 5
  65. 65. In the Heart of the SeaIn the Heart of the Sea is a 2015 historical is a 2015 historical adventure drama film based on Nathanieladventure drama film based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the samePhilbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name, about the sinking of the American whalingname, about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820.ship Essex in 1820. How that real life incident has been rememberedHow that real life incident has been remembered in the world of literature?in the world of literature? 6
  66. 66. Identify this 1971 movie which is the firstIdentify this 1971 movie which is the first part of an introspective trilogy on maritalpart of an introspective trilogy on marital discord.discord. 7
  67. 67. Which ‘genius’ is being played on screen byWhich ‘genius’ is being played on screen by Tobey Maguire?Tobey Maguire? 8
  68. 68. Name this forthcoming HBO tv-series, whoseName this forthcoming HBO tv-series, whose Executive Producers are Martin Scorsese & MickExecutive Producers are Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger.Jagger. 1
  69. 69. 1 VinylVinyl
  70. 70. One of the rare instances in Bolly-history that aOne of the rare instances in Bolly-history that a mother-daughter duo did playback for a song.mother-daughter duo did playback for a song. Just, identify the daughter.Just, identify the daughter. 2
  71. 71. 2 Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
  72. 72. Who is singing this song?Who is singing this song? 3
  73. 73. 3 Jayatee ChakrabortyJayatee Chakraborty
  74. 74. The ad created lot of noise for all sorts ofThe ad created lot of noise for all sorts of reasons….whose ad is this?reasons….whose ad is this? 4
  75. 75. 4 Victoria’s SecretVictoria’s Secret
  76. 76. This is the violin-cover of a song very muchThis is the violin-cover of a song very much in news. Name the singer who has sung thein news. Name the singer who has sung the original version.original version. 5
  77. 77. 5 Sam SmithSam Smith
  78. 78. In the Heart of the SeaIn the Heart of the Sea is a 2015 historical is a 2015 historical adventure drama film based on Nathanieladventure drama film based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the samePhilbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name, about the sinking of the American whalingname, about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820.ship Essex in 1820. How that real life incident has been rememberedHow that real life incident has been remembered in the world of literature?in the world of literature? 6
  79. 79. 6 Moby DickMoby Dick
  80. 80. Identify this 1971 movie which is the firstIdentify this 1971 movie which is the first part of an introspective trilogy on maritalpart of an introspective trilogy on marital discord.discord. 7
  81. 81. 7 AnubhavAnubhav
  82. 82. Which ‘genius’ is being played on screen byWhich ‘genius’ is being played on screen by Tobey Maguire?Tobey Maguire? 8
  83. 83. 8 Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
  84. 84. Round 4
  85. 85. • 5 questions.5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  86. 86. Who is this ‘diva’ whose tattoo quotes the Song ofWho is this ‘diva’ whose tattoo quotes the Song of Solomon from the Old Testament?Solomon from the Old Testament? *
  87. 87. * Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham
  88. 88. Whose insignia?Whose insignia? 1
  89. 89. Lines of Beckett…….hands of whom?Lines of Beckett…….hands of whom? 2
  90. 90. Whose portrait has been recreated by notedWhose portrait has been recreated by noted tattoo artist Gary Parisi?tattoo artist Gary Parisi? 3
  91. 91. One of the many tattoos of Megan Fox…whatOne of the many tattoos of Megan Fox…what is the inspiration of this tattoo?is the inspiration of this tattoo? 4
  92. 92. This particularThis particular artwork recreated inartwork recreated in this tattoo,this tattoo, reportedly, acts as anreportedly, acts as an inspiration for whichinspiration for which iconic movie poster?iconic movie poster? 5
  93. 93. Whose insignia?Whose insignia? 1
  94. 94. 1 J.R.R. TolkienJ.R.R. Tolkien
  95. 95. Lines of Beckett…….hands of whom?Lines of Beckett…….hands of whom? 2
  96. 96. 2 Stanislas WawrinkaStanislas Wawrinka
  97. 97. Whose portrait has been recreated by notedWhose portrait has been recreated by noted tattoo artist Gary Parisi?tattoo artist Gary Parisi? 3
  98. 98. 3 Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
  99. 99. One of the many tattoos of Megan Fox…whatOne of the many tattoos of Megan Fox…what is the inspiration of this tattoo?is the inspiration of this tattoo? 4
  100. 100. 4 ‘‘King Lear’ by ShakespeareKing Lear’ by Shakespeare Here is the full quote by King Lear to his daughter, Cordelia: No, no, no, no! Come, let’s away to prison. We two alone will sing like birds i’ th’ cage. When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness. So we’ll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we’ll talk with them too- Who loses and who wins; who’s in, who’s out- And take upon ‘s the mystery of things, As if we were God’s spies; and we’ll wear out, In a wall’d prison, packs and sects of great ones That ebb and flow by th’ moon.
  101. 101. This particularThis particular artwork recreated inartwork recreated in this tattoo,this tattoo, reportedly, acts as anreportedly, acts as an inspiration for whichinspiration for which iconic movie poster?iconic movie poster? 5
  102. 102. 5 Silence of the LambsSilence of the Lambs
  103. 103. Round 5
  104. 104. Complete this non-exhaustive list.Complete this non-exhaustive list. * 2010 - Peepli Live* 2010 - Peepli Live * 2011 - Abu, Son of Adam* 2011 - Abu, Son of Adam * 2012 - Barfi!* 2012 - Barfi! * 2013 - The Good Road* 2013 - The Good Road * 2014 - Liar's Dice* 2014 - Liar's Dice * 2015 - ??????* 2015 - ?????? Also explain, what the list is all about?Also explain, what the list is all about? 1
  105. 105. 1 Court; India’s entry at the OscarCourt; India’s entry at the Oscar
  106. 106. Isaac ‘Ikey’ Solomons was anIsaac ‘Ikey’ Solomons was an English criminal whoEnglish criminal who became an extremelybecame an extremely successful receiver of stolensuccessful receiver of stolen property. He gained anproperty. He gained an infamous reputation becauseinfamous reputation because of his penchant for breakingof his penchant for breaking prisons.prisons. He is widely regarded as theHe is widely regarded as the model for which Victorian-model for which Victorian- era fictional character?era fictional character? 2
  107. 107. 2 FaginFagin
  108. 108. This cartoon is aThis cartoon is a parody on a famousparody on a famous painting. The names ofpainting. The names of both the works differboth the works differ only by an alphabet.only by an alphabet. Identify the originalIdentify the original one.one. 3
  109. 109. 3 Nude Descending a StaircaseNude Descending a Staircase
  110. 110. The story goes that England’s Edward III laidThe story goes that England’s Edward III laid siege to a border town in France. He offered tosiege to a border town in France. He offered to spare the people of the city if any six of its topspare the people of the city if any six of its top leaders would surrender themselves to him,leaders would surrender themselves to him, presumably to be executed. Eustache de Saintpresumably to be executed. Eustache de Saint Pierre and five other citizens came forward.Pierre and five other citizens came forward. How this particular incident has beenHow this particular incident has been immortalised?immortalised? 4
  111. 111. 4 Rodin’s ‘Burghers of Calais’Rodin’s ‘Burghers of Calais’
  112. 112. Some of the glaring slips in an otherwise tout andSome of the glaring slips in an otherwise tout and gripping movie in 2015 are :--gripping movie in 2015 are :-- * In an important sequence, the flag on the mast of an* In an important sequence, the flag on the mast of an SUV was that of UAE but the story at that point wasSUV was that of UAE but the story at that point was happening in Saudi Arabia.happening in Saudi Arabia. * A taxi in Kathmandu was shown having its no. plate* A taxi in Kathmandu was shown having its no. plate in red. But taxi’s there have black & white no. plate.in red. But taxi’s there have black & white no. plate. * Jet Airways flight to Kathmandu is shown to be an* Jet Airways flight to Kathmandu is shown to be an Airbus A380. Jet Airways as of January 2015 does notAirbus A380. Jet Airways as of January 2015 does not own an A380 aircraft.own an A380 aircraft. Which movie?Which movie? 5
  113. 113. 5 BabyBaby
  114. 114. Just few days before X’s death, X added anJust few days before X’s death, X added an inscription to one of X’s painting, as if signing off.inscription to one of X’s painting, as if signing off. The phrase reflected the artist’s irony of acclaimingThe phrase reflected the artist’s irony of acclaiming life while suffering physically. This phrase laterlife while suffering physically. This phrase later inspired the title of a music album, released in 2008.inspired the title of a music album, released in 2008. What was that inscription?What was that inscription? (vis of the painting – next slide)(vis of the painting – next slide) 6
  115. 115. 6
  116. 116. 6 Viva La VidaViva La Vida
  117. 117. This 60 cm tall atrwork has suffered manyThis 60 cm tall atrwork has suffered many indignities since it was first put up in early 1600s,indignities since it was first put up in early 1600s, prompting the authorities to replace it with replicaprompting the authorities to replace it with replica in the 1960s. The original is supposedly in thein the 1960s. The original is supposedly in the nearby Brussels Museum where it was restored innearby Brussels Museum where it was restored in 2003. But researchers now think that the2003. But researchers now think that the supposedly original one may not be all that meetssupposedly original one may not be all that meets the eye.the eye. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 7
  118. 118. 7 Manneken Pis StatueManneken Pis Statue
  119. 119. In 2014, Los Angeles-basedIn 2014, Los Angeles-based artist Plastic Jesus hasartist Plastic Jesus has generated great interestgenerated great interest with this creation, an eight-with this creation, an eight- foot replica of the famousfoot replica of the famous Oscar trophy injectingOscar trophy injecting heroin into its arm.heroin into its arm. Which Oscar winner’sWhich Oscar winner’s death inspired that statue?death inspired that statue? 8
  120. 120. 8 Phillip Seymour HoffmanPhillip Seymour Hoffman
  121. 121. X was a prominent and prolific composer of theX was a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period. Known as the ‘Father of the Symphony’Classical period. Known as the ‘Father of the Symphony’ and ‘Father of the String Quartet’, he had his skulland ‘Father of the String Quartet’, he had his skull stolen from his grave by Karl Rosenbaum and Johannstolen from his grave by Karl Rosenbaum and Johann Nepomuk Peter. Their motivation for stealing was, it isNepomuk Peter. Their motivation for stealing was, it is believed, 'scientific': there was at the time a greatbelieved, 'scientific': there was at the time a great interest in phrenology, a now-discredited scientificinterest in phrenology, a now-discredited scientific movement that attempted to associate mental capacitiesmovement that attempted to associate mental capacities with aspects of cranial anatomy.with aspects of cranial anatomy. 18 years later, a similar attempt was made on the body of18 years later, a similar attempt was made on the body of Y (X’s student), possibly for similar reasons.Y (X’s student), possibly for similar reasons. Identify both X & Y.Identify both X & Y. 9
  122. 122. 9 Joseph Haydn & BeethovenJoseph Haydn & Beethoven
  123. 123. In the Boston of the 1950s and ‘60s, he was oftenIn the Boston of the 1950s and ‘60s, he was often spoken as a sort of Robin Hood figure. Probablyspoken as a sort of Robin Hood figure. Probably the most mythologised gangster since Al Capone,the most mythologised gangster since Al Capone, he was curiously found hiding in Santa Monica inhe was curiously found hiding in Santa Monica in 2011.2011. Who is he? Why in news now?Who is he? Why in news now? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 10
  124. 124. 10
  125. 125. 10 Whitey Bulger &Whitey Bulger & Johny Depp is playing him in ‘Black Mass’Johny Depp is playing him in ‘Black Mass’
  126. 126. In August 1892 while at Baroda, X met with theIn August 1892 while at Baroda, X met with the Raja Ravi Varma at his studio. When X pointed outRaja Ravi Varma at his studio. When X pointed out certain flaws in his paintings, the painter respondedcertain flaws in his paintings, the painter responded that none had detected them until then.that none had detected them until then. Later X wrote in his book ‘East and West’ that RaviLater X wrote in his book ‘East and West’ that Ravi Varma’s paintings had traces of imitation ofVarma’s paintings had traces of imitation of western art.western art. Who was X?Who was X? 11
  127. 127. 11 Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
  128. 128. One of the largest pieces of Egyptian sculpture in theOne of the largest pieces of Egyptian sculpture in the British Museum, this statue shows Ramesses II, whoBritish Museum, this statue shows Ramesses II, who sat in the throne in around 1279 BC and ruled Egypt forsat in the throne in around 1279 BC and ruled Egypt for 67 years. Weighing 7.25 tons, this fragment of his statue67 years. Weighing 7.25 tons, this fragment of his statue was acquired by the Museum in 1817.was acquired by the Museum in 1817. This statue was said to be the reason behind a friendlyThis statue was said to be the reason behind a friendly competition between two contemporary Britishers.competition between two contemporary Britishers. .. What was it all about?What was it all about? (vis of the statue – next slide)(vis of the statue – next slide) 12
  129. 129. 12
  130. 130. 12 Both P.B. Shelley & Horace SmithBoth P.B. Shelley & Horace Smith wrote sonnets titled ‘Ozymandius’wrote sonnets titled ‘Ozymandius’
  131. 131. ““For over eight years we spent our days working inFor over eight years we spent our days working in adjoining rooms on the 3rd floor of The Times ofadjoining rooms on the 3rd floor of The Times of India building in Bombay. After watching myIndia building in Bombay. After watching my interests he designed my man-in-the-bulbinterests he designed my man-in-the-bulb logo……Believe it or not, on many occasions Ilogo……Believe it or not, on many occasions I have received letters simply addressed to: Man-in-have received letters simply addressed to: Man-in- the-bulb, New Delhi!”the-bulb, New Delhi!” Who said about whom?Who said about whom? 13
  132. 132. 13 Khuswant Singh talkedKhuswant Singh talked about Mario Mirandaabout Mario Miranda
  133. 133. Swami Satchidananda, theSwami Satchidananda, the founder of the Integral Yogafounder of the Integral Yoga Institute and Yogaville inInstitute and Yogaville in America came to publicAmerica came to public attention when he had to give aattention when he had to give a speech in front of a crowd ofspeech in front of a crowd of around 5,00,000 in an importantaround 5,00,000 in an important event which started on theevent which started on the Indian independence day inIndian independence day in 1969.1969. Where did that happen?Where did that happen? 14
  134. 134. 14 Woodstock FestivalWoodstock Festival
  135. 135. In the 1978 Filmfare Awards, the unsuccessfulIn the 1978 Filmfare Awards, the unsuccessful nominees in a particular category were -----nominees in a particular category were ----- - Asrani : - Asrani : Chala Murari Hero BanneChala Murari Hero Banne - Bhusan Bangali : - Bhusan Bangali : KinaraKinara - Shanker Shesh : - Shanker Shesh : GharaondaGharaonda - Raju Saigal : - Raju Saigal : Doosra AadDoosra Aadmimi Who won the Filmfare Award in 1978 in thatWho won the Filmfare Award in 1978 in that particular category?particular category? 15
  136. 136. 15 Saratchandra ChattopadhyaySaratchandra Chattopadhyay
  137. 137. * Phone :* Phone : 09874056162 * e-mail :* e-mail : somnathquiz@gmail.comsomnathquiz@gmail.com

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