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Brain It On

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Brain It On

  1. 1.  There will be 20 questions in total.  Each right answer will fetch you 10 points.  There are NO NEGATIVES. Please guess freely.  Pounce : 10 / -5  Questions move on to the next team if unanswered.
  2. 2.  “Cohn-Brandt-Cohn-Film Sales” was founded in 1918 by brothers Harry and Jack Cohn, and Joe Brandt.  In 1982, the studio was purchased by Coca Cola.  After 5 years, the studio was acquired by a Japanese company.  How do we know this company now?
  3. 3.  COLUMBIA PICTURES
  4. 4.  What was designed to depict a winged woman holding an atom and this statuette has become the symbol of the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television?  The wings represent the muse of art; the atom represents the electron of science.
  5. 5.  EMMY AWARDS
  6. 6.  Connect:
  7. 7.  CHISEL (A branch of gym and fitness centers started by Virat kohli in association with Franchise India)
  8. 8.  X is a reality TV star of a show that is the origin of the latest trending meme.  X was arrested in 2016 for the possession of drugs and weapons.  Identify X.
  9. 9.  Chumlee ( From Pawn Star)
  10. 10.  Anthony Hopkins has immortalised the character of Hannibal Lecter but he wasn’t the first person to play Hannibal Lecter.  Who played Hannibal first and in which movie?
  11. 11.  Brian Cox  Manhunter (1984)
  12. 12.  Chris Roberts, the creator of the Wing Commander Game series has created a project that has raised the most amount of money by a Kickstarter campaign.  What is the project that we are talking about?
  13. 13.  Star Citizen
  14. 14. X is a TV show that ran from 1974-84. This show was particularly famous for Henry Wrinkler’s portrayal of a beloved character Y who is particularly considered to be “cool”. Name X and Y. (HINT : Catchphrase of Y is “Ayyy”)
  15. 15.  X- Happy Days  Y- Fonzie
  16. 16.  X is a song which was first recorded in English by Hal Kemp in 1936. According to the New York Times X has caused more deaths than any other song- over a hundred suicides- leading to the song being banned in the US, the UK and France.  Name X
  17. 17.  Gloomy Sunday ( a.k.a. The Hungarian Suicide Song)
  18. 18.  X is a male Tennis Player who lost 4 US Open Finals in 1976,78,80 & 81.  He is also famous for not shaving his beard at Wimbledon as he was superstitious.  Identify X.
  19. 19.  Bjorn Borg
  20. 20.  X was established as an arms manufacturing company in 1859.  This company has its founders with same first names.  It is now one of the oldest automobile company.  Identify X.
  21. 21.  Skoda
  22. 22.  This song is the longest consecutive UK singles chart topper with a total of 16 consecutive weeks in 1991.  Name this song and the singer.
  23. 23.  SONG – Everything I Do  SINGER – Bryan Adams
  24. 24.  This RPG was created by individual Toby Fox.  After uploading the demo for the game in 2013, he started a Kickstarter campaign for full development of the game which ended up raising $51,124 (10 times the expectations).  The game was released in 2015.  Name the game.
  25. 25.  Undertale
  26. 26.  In 1910, he published his work in UK and USA under the pseudonym, HA Largelamb, so that people would read his article for the value of its content and not only because it was written by a famous person.  Who is this, the pseudonym being an anagram of his name.
  27. 27.  A Graham Bell
  28. 28.  X was basically used in the mid 18th century to treat people who were addicted to morphine, and its early use also included treating people who were addicted to less addictive Opium.  Identify X
  29. 29.  Cocaine
  30. 30.  X is a TV show on BBC which was first aired in 1977 and was continued till 2003 but went through a cast change during 2003, and also again in 2015 and have been relaunched in 2016 with a new cast.  Identify X.
  31. 31.  Top Gear
  32. 32.  Krishna  Satyaki  Ashwatthama  Yuyutsu  Vriahaketu (son of Karna)  Kritvarma  Some persons are missing on the list.  Who are they and give the Funda!!
  33. 33.  The Pandavas (Survivors of Mahabharat)
  34. 34.  During the 1950’s he was considered the most handsome man in India, so uch that for one of his films- Dil-e-Nadan, producer director A.R.Kadar launched a Beauty Contest to hunt for a beautiful girl who would play the heroine opposite him. The winner was Peace Kanwal and she played the romantic lead opposite him. He was to finally accept 13 films with top heroines before he decided that acting wasn’t his forte.  Name the actor.
  35. 35.  Talat Mehmood
  36. 36.  Identify the member of parliament who brought up the Coleman issue in the parliament and fought for regulation of insurance sector and formation of LIC.  Ironically both his sons were involved in some of the biggest financial scandals in India.  Name the Person.  Also name both his sons and the scandals they were involved in.
  37. 37.  Feroze Gandhi  Sons:- Rajeev Gandhi – Maruti Scandal Sanjay Gandhi – Bofors Scandal
  38. 38.  When basketball great Michael Jordan, member of the USA Olympic team in 1992, went to receive his gold medal he wrapped the national flag around his torso.  Patriotism may have been an issue but so was sponsorship.  What had happened?
  39. 39.  Jordan, the centrepiece of Nike's promotional efforts, had balked at wearing the official United States Olympic Committee awards-ceremony uniform, which was made by Reebok and featured a Reebok patch on the right shoulder.
  40. 40.  Now known worldwide for reasons that are completely different, X was an art enthusiast during his younger years and aspired to become a painter.  He sold water colours and worked as a casual labourer to earn his living. He was rejected twice by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1907 & 08 before he went bankrupt and lead himself on a different career path.  It won’t be wrong to say that X becoming a painter would have done the world a lot of good.  Identify X.
  41. 41.  Adolf Hitler

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