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Bookasura!
Full Meals — The Open Quiz
The Prelims
Email inquiries@consultnexus.in
Web www.consultnexus.in
Facebook www.fb.me/ConsultNexus
Twitter @funwithfundas
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The Rules of the Game
 25 questions
 All answers in writing
 1 point per answer, part points available
...
Answers!
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We begin with a tribute.
Thuglak, the magazine run by ‘Cho’
Ramaswamy, once had an all-black cover.
Why?
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As a protest during the Emergency
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Sources differ on which book holds this title. Usually there
are three contenders: the Bible, the Quran a...
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Best-selling book of all time
(Accept most number of copies sold)
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What two words have been blanked out
from this TIME Magazine cover that
talks about the publishing succes...
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The Godfather
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By what titular geographical name is the planet
Arrakis better known in the world of science-fiction?
The...
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
Dune
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He started his career as an architectural
sculptor at the (now) Victoria and
Albert Museum. He spent a lo...
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John Lockwood Kipling
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This word comes from a word that literally
means “narrative”, and usually brings to
mind the mythical sto...
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Saga
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What is the appropriate 3-word title
of this biography?
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Football, Bloody Hell!
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Quebecois graphic novelist Guy Delisle’s chronicles are a delight to
read. He has published his travels t...
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
Jerusalem
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When this man passed away in 2015, a book club was debating which of
his works they should read during on...
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
Oliver Sacks
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Among the highest-earning authors, this person is on top for the
third year running, with a $95 million ...
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
James Patterson
Starred questions begin…
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Printing was a hobby for this couple. It provided a diversion for the
woman when writing became too stre...
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Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
The blanks were “a room of her own”
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The 89-year-old in the centre has been facing a lot of flak over a
decision he made about five years ago...
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Albert Uderzo
Goscinny’s death
OR
Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad
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This 1973 film starring Yul Brynner as an
android gone rogue has been back in
the news recently. The man...
a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
Westworld
Michael Crichton
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This book, set to be released in February
2017, is a retelling of Norse myths in the
author’s trademark ...
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Neil Gaiman
Mjollnir
(no points for Thor’s Hammer)
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In her memoir, the author (of works like the one shown here) talks in
detail about her marriage that las...
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Padma Lakshmi
Salman Rushdie not winning the Nobel Prize
End of Starred Questions
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This author goes by a strange name which he was given during his
wild teenage years. It was bestowed on ...
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DBC Pierre
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One of the most vilified men of his
generation, he was perpetually
made fun of. During a visit to
Americ...
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Oscar Wilde
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By definition, this is a force that arrives to find a solution to a
seemingly hopeless situation. We wit...
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Deux Ex Machina
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For both the ‘Nebula’ and the ‘Hugo’ awards,
the categorisation is as follows:
• X — less than 7,500 wor...
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X – Short Story
Y – Novella
Z – Novel
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In 2011, three literary figures—Laeeq Futehally, Arshia Sattar, and
Achal Prabhala—came together to pres...
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The Best of Quest
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In Tracy Chevalier’s soon to be published book New Boy,
the main protagonist is a diplomat’s son Osei Ko...
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Shakespeare’s Othello
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These are comic book titles based on what pop culture phenomenon
that is very much in the news now?
The ...
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Star Wars
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This is from a review of Saul Bellow’s book, Humboldt’s Gift:
Beyond and behind the wit lies Bellow’s sp...
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Kaddish
Bellow was Jewish
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Which work begins thus?
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The Raven
By Edgar Allen Poe
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This is from the reburial of Richard III.
Whose poem is Cumberbatch reading?
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Carol Ann Duffy
She’s the Poet Laureate
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  1. 1. a presentation Bookasura! Full Meals — The Open Quiz The Prelims
  2. 2. Email inquiries@consultnexus.in Web www.consultnexus.in Facebook www.fb.me/ConsultNexus Twitter @funwithfundas
  3. 3. a presentation The Rules of the Game  25 questions  All answers in writing  1 point per answer, part points available  No negatives – please take guesses!  Qs. 11-15 are starred, and will be used to break ties  Any further ties will be broken via sudden death  Top 8 teams in the final
  4. 4. Answers!
  5. 5. a presentation 1 We begin with a tribute. Thuglak, the magazine run by ‘Cho’ Ramaswamy, once had an all-black cover. Why?
  6. 6. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 As a protest during the Emergency
  7. 7. a presentation 2 Sources differ on which book holds this title. Usually there are three contenders: the Bible, the Quran and Quotations from Chairman Mao. In each case, it is almost impossible to verify the actual facts – the Bible is the most likely contender. What title/what record are these books contenders for?
  8. 8. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Best-selling book of all time (Accept most number of copies sold)
  9. 9. a presentation 3 What two words have been blanked out from this TIME Magazine cover that talks about the publishing success of this author?
  10. 10. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 The Godfather
  11. 11. a presentation 4 By what titular geographical name is the planet Arrakis better known in the world of science-fiction? The author later wrote sequels titled ___ Messiah, Children of ___, God Emperor of ___, Heretics of ____, and Chapterhouse: ____.
  12. 12. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Dune
  13. 13. a presentation 5 He started his career as an architectural sculptor at the (now) Victoria and Albert Museum. He spent a lot of time in India. This book is a result of his tours across the northern provinces. Who is the author, who also illustrated many of his son’s works?
  14. 14. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 John Lockwood Kipling
  15. 15. a presentation 6 This word comes from a word that literally means “narrative”, and usually brings to mind the mythical stories from Scandinavia. What word, also the title of this acclaimed graphic novel series?
  16. 16. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Saga
  17. 17. a presentation 7 What is the appropriate 3-word title of this biography?
  18. 18. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Football, Bloody Hell!
  19. 19. a presentation 8 Quebecois graphic novelist Guy Delisle’s chronicles are a delight to read. He has published his travels to Burma, Korea, China and so on. In which city is this one based?
  20. 20. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
  21. 21. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
  22. 22. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Jerusalem
  23. 23. a presentation 9 When this man passed away in 2015, a book club was debating which of his works they should read during one of their sessions. Motorcycles, Music, and a ‘Miracle’ Drug: Which ______ _____ Book Should We Read for the SciFri Book Club? • One chronicles his experience treating victims of “sleeping sickness” • In another, we hear story of his life, from early adulthood to old age. • The third is about the brain’s musical mysteries. Who was this science writer?
  24. 24. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Oliver Sacks
  25. 25. a presentation 10 Among the highest-earning authors, this person is on top for the third year running, with a $95 million pre-tax haul. Name, please.
  26. 26. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 James Patterson
  27. 27. Starred questions begin…
  28. 28. a presentation 11 Printing was a hobby for this couple. It provided a diversion for the woman when writing became too stressful. They started The Hogarth Press in 1917. It was named after their house in Richmond, in which they began hand-printing books. During the interwar period, it grew from a hobby to a business. The person who began this business also threw up this memorable dictum: “A woman must have money and _ ___ __ ___ ___ if she is to write fiction.” Who? Which seminal feminist essay takes its name from the blanks here?
  29. 29. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own The blanks were “a room of her own”
  30. 30. a presentation 12 The 89-year-old in the centre has been facing a lot of flak over a decision he made about five years ago, which involved handing over his responsibilities to the other two gentlemen. However, purists say that he should be blamed entirely for a general decline in quality since an unfortunate event in the late 1970s. Identify the man in the middle. (0.5 pts) Name these two people OR the unfortunate 1970s event (0.5 pts)
  31. 31. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
  32. 32. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Albert Uderzo Goscinny’s death OR Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad
  33. 33. a presentation 13 This 1973 film starring Yul Brynner as an android gone rogue has been back in the news recently. The man who wrote the screenplay (and directed the film) would return to the same theme again —to much more success—more than a decade or so later. Identify this film/tell us why its been in the news. Who is the director of this film?
  34. 34. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Westworld Michael Crichton
  35. 35. a presentation 14 This book, set to be released in February 2017, is a retelling of Norse myths in the author’s trademark style. Identify the author. Considering the subject of the book, what is the name of the object featured on the cover?
  36. 36. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Neil Gaiman Mjollnir (no points for Thor’s Hammer)
  37. 37. a presentation 15 In her memoir, the author (of works like the one shown here) talks in detail about her marriage that lasted from 2004 to 2007. Every October, she says, her husband’s mood would sour, as it was the month of the _____. “He was certain he was [..] and every year I’d comfort him, cooing, ‘Oh, they don’t know what they’re doing.’ [..] the disappointment understandably cut him deeply.” Who is the author? What was her husband getting sour about?
  38. 38. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
  39. 39. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Padma Lakshmi Salman Rushdie not winning the Nobel Prize
  40. 40. End of Starred Questions
  41. 41. a presentation 16 This author goes by a strange name which he was given during his wild teenage years. It was bestowed on him by a friend who reckoned that everything he attempted was fated to produce the opposite result to the one planned. His 2003 book became the first to receive a Booker and a Whitbread (for the same book). Born Peter Finlay, who is this dirty but clean chap?
  42. 42. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 DBC Pierre
  43. 43. a presentation 17 One of the most vilified men of his generation, he was perpetually made fun of. During a visit to America, he was derided for living off his friends. Who is being made fun of in this cartoon?
  44. 44. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Oscar Wilde
  45. 45. a presentation 18 By definition, this is a force that arrives to find a solution to a seemingly hopeless situation. We witness it in the form of a contrived plot device in some plays and novels. It is also an inspiration for the name of this comic book series about the world’s first and only superhero, who, in the wake of his actions on 9/11, is elected Mayor of New York City. What is the term we are looking at?
  46. 46. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016
  47. 47. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Deux Ex Machina
  48. 48. a presentation 19 For both the ‘Nebula’ and the ‘Hugo’ awards, the categorisation is as follows: • X — less than 7,500 words • Y — at least 17,500 words but less than 40,000 words • Z — 40,000 words or more What are X, Y and Z? (0.5 points for any two)
  49. 49. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 X – Short Story Y – Novella Z – Novel
  50. 50. a presentation 20 In 2011, three literary figures—Laeeq Futehally, Arshia Sattar, and Achal Prabhala—came together to present an anthology that included essays, poems and short stories published in a former Indian quarterly. What was the rhyming title of this effort?
  51. 51. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 The Best of Quest
  52. 52. a presentation 21 In Tracy Chevalier’s soon to be published book New Boy, the main protagonist is a diplomat’s son Osei Kokote. The story is set in a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard. He is new at the school, his fourth in six years and is lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. One other student can’t stand this and he decides to destroy the black boy and the girl. What is the plot based on?
  53. 53. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Shakespeare’s Othello
  54. 54. a presentation 22 These are comic book titles based on what pop culture phenomenon that is very much in the news now? The Last Padawan From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: "The Last of His Breed" The Corridors of Coruscant The Canyons of Kardoa The Mesas of Mygeeto
  55. 55. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Star Wars
  56. 56. a presentation 23 This is from a review of Saul Bellow’s book, Humboldt’s Gift: Beyond and behind the wit lies Bellow’s spiritual questing... Bellow talked about prayer as “checking in with universal headquarters.” In a way “Humboldt's Gift” is like a _______ that's run out of control— gorgeous, funny and sad. What ‘reverent petition’ will fill the blank?
  57. 57. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Kaddish Bellow was Jewish
  58. 58. a presentation 24 Which work begins thus?
  59. 59. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe
  60. 60. a presentation 25 This is from the reburial of Richard III. Whose poem is Cumberbatch reading?
  61. 61. a presentation © Nexus Consulting 2016 Carol Ann Duffy She’s the Poet Laureate
  62. 62. © Nexus Consulting 2016 No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Nexus Consulting. Email inquiries@consultnexus.in Web www.consultnexus.in Facebook www.fb.me/ConsultNexus Twitter @funwithfundas

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