MELA Quiz - Prelims

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MELA Quiz - Prelims

  1. 1. Quizmaster : Sreshth Shah
  2. 2. Written Preliminary Round
  3. 3. 1) The Written Preliminary Round consists of 30 questions.2) Each Answer = 1 Point. No Negative points for Incorrect Answers.3) Top 8 eight teams qualify for the Final Stage of the Quiz.4) In Case of a tie, the team which answers more * marked Questions will move on to the finals.5) Please Put your cellphones off during the written round.6) Goodluck!
  4. 4. X was watching a quiz contest on Doordarshan in February 1967. X while watching the show, realized that, participants could easily answer questions pertaining to Greek Mythology, but were unable to reply to the question – In the Ramayana, who was Rama’s mother? What did X do next ?
  5. 5.  This poem was composed on December 1911, at the time of the Coronation Durbar of George V. The composition was first sung during a convention on December 26th, 1911. Which poem is this? ( 2 acceptable answers )
  6. 6.  In the world of live, street and television performances, how do we better know Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos?
  7. 7.  Who is the second – youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, after Rudyard Kipling, and the first Africa – born writer to receive the award?
  8. 8.  Connectthe list below with an unusual achievement – Faye Dunaway Halle Berry Marlon Brando Liza Minnelli Charlton Heston Nicole Kidman Laurence Olivier Kevin Kline Robert Benigni Sandra Bullock
  9. 9.  Google paid respect to a certain Lester William Polsfuss in a rather unique way, which caught the attention of internet users last month. What did Google do? ( Specific answer)
  10. 10.  „Spacebar‟was the first and „Attorney General‟ was the fifteenth. What am I talking about?
  11. 11.  Identify the man to the right of Dilip Kumar. ( PIC NEXT SLIDE )
  12. 12.  Identify the Painter.
  13. 13.  Theorigin of this phrase means “to make up one‟s mind to go through with an unpleasant situation or experience” dates back to the day when the wounded had to be seen to without the benefit of anesthetics or painkillers. The victim would be given an object that would help him brace himself against the coming pain. What phrase?
  14. 14.  Itwas the World War II slang for UFO‟s. Some say it was a hush – hush group of air force pilots who tried to shoot down UFO‟s. Which band gets its name from the above slang?
  15. 15.  Connect the Following two pictures with a name :
  16. 16. This painting led the foundation to which Art movement?
  17. 17.  The Salon & Beauty Parlors‟ Assoc. was in the news in 2009 regarding an objection they raised, which among other reasons, generated a lot of incredulity. What were they objecting over?
  18. 18.  ______________ is a comic book series published by Virgin Comics based upon the X. It is written by Shamik Dasgupta & the art is by Abhishek Singh, and a brainchild of Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur. It features a imagining of the classic story in a post-apocalyptic future. Y is the principle antagonist, the leader of the continent of Nark, a cyborg created using nano- technology during the old times in order to obtain an edge during the world war that consumed the planet. Give X and Y. ( half points available )
  19. 19. “Don‟t know all that Sir, but I‟m voting for that man…!” Someone who usually just observes all the hypocrisy and stupidity in India, said this while pointing to Nehru‟s statue. Who?
  20. 20.  Thiscouple finally wed after 67 years of courting, and left the bride‟s best friend, who had a major crush on the groom, heart broken. This trio has influenced the American High School life since time immemorial. Who was the groom in this wedding?
  21. 21.  ThisHollywood star of the 1990s died of pneumonia at the age of 27 on 12th December 2003 at the Taknes Fjord, near the Halsa Municipality in Norway. Who?
  22. 22.  Casino- 362 Pulp Fiction - 271 Good Fellas - 246 Scarface - 206 What?
  23. 23.  What does the Image in the Following Slide represent?
  24. 24. A certain Bollywood flick was the „licensed remake‟ of Peter Sellers‟ „After the fox‟ . Picture next slide of the English film, identify the Bolly flick.
  25. 25.  Identify this Exquisite handicraft style from Orissa.
  26. 26.  Heportrayed Eduardo Saverin in the Social Network and is the next spider – man. Image next side, simply identify.

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