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MELA Quiz Prelims

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MELA Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Antaragni ‘16 Kolkata Roadtrip Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Rules * 25 questions. * Each question carries 1 mark. * Star-marked questions (1, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25) will be counted to break the ties. If needed, Countback Method will be considered. * Every decision of the QM is final.
  3. 3. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I How would you musically connect these hindu gods (or their different forms)? 1 1 2 3 4 567 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  4. 4. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Reginald William Pierce, a former employee of Bombay Dyeing was part of a closely selected group of dignitories which comprised of five Hindus, one Anglo-Indian, one Christian and two Parsis. For over a month, this group, the last of it’s kind, were in the public gaze. Finally, Pierce decided to defy his fellow group members and attracted lot of flak. What is being talked about? Why it came into news in the recent times? 2 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  5. 5. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Charlotte Haze who ‘resembled Marlene Dietrich and also smoked like her’, had a turbulent family life. How do we better know her daughter Dolores? 3 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  6. 6. Quiz by SomnathI I The artist whose original work sold at auction in 2007 for £75,000, defended himself by saying – “I’ve done a few things to pay the bills, and I did the Blur album. It was a good record and (the commission was) quite a lot of money.” Who? 4 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  7. 7. Quiz by SomnathI I Which 2 words explain this chronological progression? 5 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  8. 8. Quiz by SomnathI I This is a clip from the Rituparno Ghosh-directed movie Noukadubi. Ammu Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee’s wife, has made her debut in this film and acted as the mother of Nalinaksha (the character played by Prasenjit). Which multiple National Award winner dubbed for her? 6 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  9. 9. Quiz by SomnathI I The creator was inspired to invent X by the constructed language Basic English, before emphatically rejecting it in his essay ‘Politics and the English Language’. X’s contracted forms, such as Ingsoc and Minitrue are inspired by the Russian syllabic abbreviations. According to the creator, the aim of X is to remove all shades of meaning from language leaving simple concepts (like pleasure and pain, happiness and sadness etc.) Identify X, which shares its name with a programming language. 7 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  10. 10. Quiz by SomnathI I In 2007, this landmark (vis) in the German city of Suurhusen has been given the Guinness World Records tag. But, since 2010, the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi is the present-holder of this record. Whose record did this Suurhusen-structure beat by 1.22 units? (vis – next slide) 8 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  11. 11. Quiz by SomnathI I 8 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  12. 12. Quiz by SomnathI I Which popular tune is being played by this young Indian percussionist? 9 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  13. 13. Quiz by SomnathI I Who will complete this list? (exhaustive, till date) 10 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  14. 14. Quiz by SomnathI I The play, Murder of Gonzago was performed for the first time to determine the innocence or guilt of a royal person (X) in the death of X’s brother. By what alternative name is the play better known? 11 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  15. 15. Quiz by SomnathI I Excavations in the rugged terrains of Barkheda, a village in Central India, have resulted in the history of early historical remains.   Moreover, it has been identified as the source of the raw materials used in the artefacts discovered at which UNESCO Heritage Site? 12 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  16. 16. Quiz by SomnathI I As per different sources, the origin and meanings can be very different. It could be a combination of two sanskrit words meaning ‘summary’ and ‘form’, indicating the instrument’s ability to accompany almost every style of music. According to some, the word is a combination of two Persian words which means ‘three’ and ‘coloured’ and it represents the three melody strings. However the most common folk etymology is that it’s name is derived from ‘sou rang’ (a hundred colours) indicating its adaptability to many styles of vocal music. Which instrument? 13 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  17. 17. Quiz by SomnathI I Sometime during the 1980s, recruitment in the US Navy went up by 500 %. The Navy authorities had to set up recruitment booths at strategic locations to meet up with the demand. Why? 14 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  18. 18. Quiz by SomnathI I Rom-com tv series ‘Selfie’ told the story of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram. After an embarrassing situation, she hired marketing-guru Henry Higgs to revamp her image. Which literary piece worked as the basic inspiration for this tv-series? 15 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  19. 19. Quiz by SomnathI I In 1983, as part of the renovation plan, popular architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project. It came into reality in 1989 and since then footfall has increased considerably. What landmark, consisting of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular units, is being talked about?  16 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  20. 20. Quiz by SomnathI I This is the snapshot of the homepage of the official website of which present-day sensation? 17 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  21. 21. Quiz by SomnathI I Where have you seen Maalvika Raaj, presently a pretty successful model, around 15 years back? 18 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  22. 22. Quiz by SomnathI I Designed by Vincent Villafranca, the cast-bronze piece of art (vis) references X’s 1950 short story-collection that chronicles the colonization of another planet by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth. The IBM Selectric type ball used for the figure’s head is indicative of X’s stated preference for using an IBM Selectric typewriter. Where would you find this artwork? (vis – next slide) 19 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  23. 23. Quiz by SomnathI I 19 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  24. 24. Quiz by SomnathI I Widely considered as a landmark book in the Indian art scene that brings together a large corpus of X’s work for the first time, this book by R. Siva Kumar fulfils a glaring lacuna in the picture of this ‘master of modern Indian art’. Who was X? 20 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  25. 25. Quiz by SomnathI I The group which was in the forefront of the UK beat- group boom, was the first band of it’s type to emerge from the shadows of the bigger names.  Identify it. 21 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  26. 26. Quiz by SomnathI I Doraha Fort got its moment of fame after a crucial scene from a bolly-movie was shot here. Ever since then, the fort has become a favourite getaway for people to chill, take photographs and enjoy. Interestingly, local guides find it very difficult to make the tourists understand that there is no IAF base adjoining the fort. Which movie give the fort it’s popular nickname? (vis – next slide) 22 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  27. 27. Quiz by SomnathI I 22 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  28. 28. Quiz by SomnathI I X travelled to Spain in order to report on the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s for the North American Newspaper Alliance. The war put a strain on his marriage and X eventually got divorced. The Fifth Column, which ultimately became X’s only play, was based on his experiences as a journalist in Spain during those turbulent times. Who was X? 23 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  29. 29. Quiz by SomnathI I Identify this highly-in-news two-part stage production, written by multiple BAFTA winning playwright Jack Thorne. 24 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  30. 30. Quiz by SomnathI I Identify the male voice. 25 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  31. 31. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I How would you musically connect these hindu gods (or their different forms)? 1 1 2 3 4 567 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  32. 32. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni-SaSa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni-Sa 1 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  33. 33. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Reginald William Pierce, a former employee of Bombay Dyeing was part of a closely selected group of dignitories which comprised of five Hindus, one Anglo-Indian, one Christian and two Parsis. For over a month, this group, the last of it’s kind, were in the public gaze. Finally, Pierce decided to defy his fellow group members and attracted lot of flak. What is being talked about? Why it came into news in the recent times? 2 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  34. 34. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Last Jury Trial in K.M. Nanavati Case & RustomLast Jury Trial in K.M. Nanavati Case & Rustom 2 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  35. 35. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Charlotte Haze who ‘resembled Marlene Dietrich and also smoked like her’, had a turbulent family life. How do we better know her daughter Dolores? 3 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  36. 36. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I LolitaLolita 3 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  37. 37. Quiz by SomnathI I The artist whose original work sold at auction in 2007 for £75,000, defended himself by saying – “I’ve done a few things to pay the bills, and I did the Blur album. It was a good record and (the commission was) quite a lot of money.” Who? 4 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  38. 38. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I BanksyBanksy 4 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  39. 39. Quiz by SomnathI I Which 2 words explain this chronological progression? 5 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  40. 40. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Helter SkelterHelter Skelter 5 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  41. 41. Quiz by SomnathI I This is a clip from the Rituparno Ghosh-directed movie Noukadubi. Ammu Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee’s wife, has made her debut in this film and acted as the mother of Nalinaksha (the character played by Prasenjit). Which multiple National Award winner dubbed for her? 6 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  42. 42. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Rituparno GhoshRituparno Ghosh (himself!!!!) 6 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  43. 43. Quiz by SomnathI I The creator was inspired to invent X by the constructed language Basic English, before emphatically rejecting it in his essay ‘Politics and the English Language’. X’s contracted forms, such as Ingsoc and Minitrue are inspired by the Russian syllabic abbreviations. According to the creator, the aim of X is to remove all shades of meaning from language leaving simple concepts (like pleasure and pain, happiness and sadness etc.) Identify X, which shares its name with a programming language. 7 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  44. 44. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I NewspeakNewspeak 7 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  45. 45. Quiz by SomnathI I In 2007, this landmark (vis) in the German city of Suurhusen has been given the Guinness World Records tag. But, since 2010, the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi is the present-holder of this record. Whose record did this Suurhusen-structure beat by 1.22 units? (vis – next slide) 8 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  46. 46. Quiz by SomnathI I 8 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  47. 47. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Leaning Tower of PisaLeaning Tower of Pisa 8 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  48. 48. Quiz by SomnathI I Which popular tune is being played by this young Indian percussionist? 9 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  49. 49. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Theme of Game of ThronesTheme of Game of Thrones 9 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  50. 50. Quiz by SomnathI I Who will complete this list? (exhaustive, till date) 10 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  51. 51. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Sarabjit SinghSarabjit Singh (Real-life characters played by Randeep Hooda)(Real-life characters played by Randeep Hooda) 10 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  52. 52. Quiz by SomnathI I The play, Murder of Gonzago was performed for the first time to determine the innocence or guilt of a royal person (X) in the death of X’s brother. By what alternative name is the play better known? 11 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  53. 53. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I MousetrapMousetrap 11 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  54. 54. Quiz by SomnathI I Excavations in the rugged terrains of Barkheda, a village in Central India, have resulted in the history of early historical remains.   Moreover, it has been identified as the source of the raw materials used in the artefacts discovered at which UNESCO Heritage Site? 12 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  55. 55. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I BhimbetkaBhimbetka 12 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  56. 56. Quiz by SomnathI I As per different sources, the origin and meanings can be very different. It could be a combination of two sanskrit words meaning ‘summary’ and ‘form’, indicating the instrument’s ability to accompany almost every style of music. According to some, the word is a combination of two Persian words which means ‘three’ and ‘coloured’ and it represents the three melody strings. However the most common folk etymology is that it’s name is derived from ‘sol rang’ (a hundred colours) indicating its adaptability to many styles of vocal music. Which instrument? 13 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  57. 57. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I SarangiSarangi 13 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  58. 58. Quiz by SomnathI I Sometime during the 1980s, recruitment in the US Navy went up by 500 %. The Navy authorities had to set up recruitment booths at strategic locations to meet up with the demand. Why? 14 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  59. 59. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Top GunTop Gun 14 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  60. 60. Quiz by SomnathI I Rom-com tv series ‘Selfie’ told the story of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram. After an embarrassing situation, she hired marketing-guru Henry Higgs to revamp her image. Which literary piece worked as the basic inspiration for this tv-series? 15 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  61. 61. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Pygmalion by G.B. ShawPygmalion by G.B. Shaw 15 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  62. 62. Quiz by SomnathI I In 1983, as part of the renovation plan, popular architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project. It came into reality in 1989 and since then footfall has increased considerably. What landmark, consisting of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular units, is being talked about?  16 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  63. 63. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I The Glass Pyramid at LouvreThe Glass Pyramid at Louvre 16 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  64. 64. Quiz by SomnathI I This is the snapshot of the homepage of the official website of which present-day sensation? 17 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  65. 65. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Taher ShahTaher Shah 17 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  66. 66. Quiz by SomnathI I Where have you seen Maalvika Raaj, presently a pretty successful model, around 15 years back? 18 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  67. 67. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Poo in K3GPoo in K3G 18 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  68. 68. Quiz by SomnathI I Designed by Vincent Villafranca, the cast bronze statuette (vis) references X’s 1950 short story-collection that chronicles the colonization of another planet by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth. The IBM Selectric type ball used for the figure’s head is indicative of X’s stated preference for using an IBM Selectric typewriter. Where would you find this highly coveted statuette? (vis – next slide) 19 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  69. 69. Quiz by SomnathI I 19 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  70. 70. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Ray Bradbury AwardRay Bradbury Award 19 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  71. 71. Quiz by SomnathI I Widely considered as a landmark book in the Indian art scene that brings together a large corpus of X’s work for the first time, this book by R. Siva Kumar fulfils a glaring lacuna in the picture of this ‘master of modern Indian art’. Who was X? 20 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  72. 72. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Abanindranath TagoreAbanindranath Tagore 20 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  73. 73. Quiz by SomnathI I The group which was in the forefront of the UK beat- group boom, was the first band of it’s type to emerge as real crowdpullers.  Identify it. 21 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  74. 74. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I The ShadowsThe Shadows 21 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  75. 75. Quiz by SomnathI I Doraha Fort got its moment of fame after a crucial scene from a bolly-movie was shot here. Ever since then, the fort has become a favourite getaway for people to chill, take photographs and enjoy. Interestingly, local guides find it very difficult to make the tourists understand that there is no IAF base adjoining the fort. Which movie give the fort it’s popular nickname? (vis – next slide) 22 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  76. 76. Quiz by SomnathI I 22 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  77. 77. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Rang De Basanti FortRang De Basanti Fort 22 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  78. 78. Quiz by SomnathI I X travelled to Spain in order to report on the Spanish Civil War during the 1930s for the North American Newspaper Alliance. The war put a strain on his marriage and X eventually got divorced. The Fifth Column, which ultimately became X’s only play, was based on his experiences as a journalist in Spain during those turbulent times. Who was X? 23 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  79. 79. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway 23 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  80. 80. Quiz by SomnathI I Identify this highly-in-news two-part stage production, written by multiple BAFTA winning playwright Jack Thorne. 24 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  81. 81. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed Child 24 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  82. 82. Quiz by SomnathI I Identify the male voice. 25 MELA Quiz - 2016 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip
  83. 83. Quiz by SomnathMELA Quiz - 2016 I I 25 Antaragni, Kolkata Roadtrip

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