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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A quiz from the NSIT Lounge archives...

The following quiz was posted by Jaideep Jagannathan (username: kurei) on the NSIT Lounge Quiz Section on November 6, 2005.

1. How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
__________________________________________!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

These lines are taken from the poem 'Eloisa to Abelard' by Alexander Pope. The missing line is the title of a recent Jim Carrey movie. Name it.

2. The title character of this movie was a real historical person(1619-1655). Shy by nature due to his large nose,he is believed to have been a great swordsman who composed and recited poems while duelling, timing them so that the ending coincided with the death of his opponent.He wrote the earliest science fiction books on record almost 250 years before Jules Verne.

3. Which Metallica instrumental is based on a character in H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth'?

4. Born in jail and raised in Oakland,California by a former member of the black panthers he was named after _____ Amaru an Incan Indian who was sentenced to death by the Spaniards.This pioneer of gangsta rap lived up to his reputation - he was arrested for sexual assault, assault and battery, was shot and wounded while recording in the studio.He was also publicly admonished by Vice President Dan Quayle. However, his significant influence on contemporary rap music cannot be ignored. He is the most successful Gangsta Rap artist till date.Name him.

5. In the movie "Jaane Bhi do Yaaron", directed by Kundan Shah, what are the first names of the two lead actors? What is significant about these names?

6. The images were drawn by artist Pamela Colman Smith, to the instructions of academic and mystic A. E. Waite, and published by the Rider company. How do we know these illustrations better as?

7. Name -
A. The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytamnestra.
B. The son of Laius and Jocasta.

HINT: Think "Shrink".

8. What is so peculiar about Tom Hanks' and Bill Cosby's ancestry(really weird and slightly doubtful, but couldn't resist, IMDB rules!!)?

9. Who is the only Non- Beatle to have recorded an instrumental track on a Beatles Song. Also name the song.

10. Which "Female role model" of our times, when asked by a journalist how Indian women manged to keep their saris in place said - "Sheer Will-power!" ?

11. How is the Imam of the Khoja Ismaili community better known?

12. This term, coined by the historian Sir William Muir refers to several verses alleged to have been part of an early version of the Qur'an and later expunged. They are spoken of in Ibn Ishaq's biography of Prophet Muhammad, the Sirat Rasul Allah, which is believed to have been written 120-130 years after Muhammad's death.Ibn Ishaq alleges that Muhammad, deviating from the strict monotheism of Islam, spproved of the worshipping of al-Lat and al-'Uzza and Manat, who were at that time worshipped by the Meccans. Give the term.

13. This group allegedly derives its name from the sound made while cocking a gun.


Quiz update
A Corp Quiz will be held at St. Stephens on Friday, December 12, 2006. (unconfirmed)

Keep crackin'!

6 comments:

ap_it said...

good job!

Harish said...

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (can it get easier than that!)
2. Can't get the name right now, but did the movie star Steve Martin?
3. Call of Ktulu
4. Tupac
9. Yoko Ono
10. Can't be Sania, too intellectual and erudite an answer. I'm thinking... Kalpana Chawla

Best I could get.

Jaideep said...

Answers -
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Cyrano de Bergerac
3. Call of Ktulu .Interestingly - Both Iron Maiden and Metallica have used the line by Lovecraft - "That is not dead, which can eternal lie. Yet with strange eons, even death may die" with slight modifications.
4. Tupac Shakur
5. Sudhir and Vinod(Sudhir Mishra and Vidhu Vinod Chopra were ADs)
6. Tarot Cards
7. Electra and Oedipus(of incestual urge fame)
8. Acc IMDB - they're both direct descendants of Abraham Lincoln.
9. Eric Clapton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
10. Shobha De
11. Agha Khan
12. The Satanic Verses
13. The Ku Klux Klan

Harish Alagappa said...

3/13... *the shame, oh! the shame!*

swaps said...

1. Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

2. Dunno

3. Call Of Ktulu

4. Tupac

5. One is Vinod, the other is Sudhir. Mr Shah, Mr S MIshra and Mr VV Chopra were batch mates at FTII.

10. Shobha De

11. Aga Khan

12. The Satanic Verses

13. The KKK

Nimish Batra said...

uhh..

3. "Call of Ktulu" is based on "The Call of Cthulhu".

Wikipedia says this about "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".
The story inspired the song "The Thing That Should Not Be", released on Metallica's third album Master of Puppets, as well as the song "Endsmouth" by Agents of Oblivion. There is also a Dominican black metal band named Innsmouth.

If I'm not mistaken, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" doesn't mention Cthulhu. It was about Dagon or something. I hate HP Lovecraft. Someone summarised it all some time back, and it was all so that we could understand 'The Superiority of Metallica'. I haven't heard Metallica since.

Anyone ever read Lovecraft? Can you confirm?

13. Wikipedia - "....The name was constructed by combining the Greek "kuklos" (circle) with "clan."...."

Which I can confirm I have read in at least two accounts of the society of post Civil War America.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A quiz from the NSIT Lounge archives...

The following quiz was posted by Jaideep Jagannathan (username: kurei) on the NSIT Lounge Quiz Section on November 6, 2005.

1. How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
__________________________________________!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

These lines are taken from the poem 'Eloisa to Abelard' by Alexander Pope. The missing line is the title of a recent Jim Carrey movie. Name it.

2. The title character of this movie was a real historical person(1619-1655). Shy by nature due to his large nose,he is believed to have been a great swordsman who composed and recited poems while duelling, timing them so that the ending coincided with the death of his opponent.He wrote the earliest science fiction books on record almost 250 years before Jules Verne.

3. Which Metallica instrumental is based on a character in H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth'?

4. Born in jail and raised in Oakland,California by a former member of the black panthers he was named after _____ Amaru an Incan Indian who was sentenced to death by the Spaniards.This pioneer of gangsta rap lived up to his reputation - he was arrested for sexual assault, assault and battery, was shot and wounded while recording in the studio.He was also publicly admonished by Vice President Dan Quayle. However, his significant influence on contemporary rap music cannot be ignored. He is the most successful Gangsta Rap artist till date.Name him.

5. In the movie "Jaane Bhi do Yaaron", directed by Kundan Shah, what are the first names of the two lead actors? What is significant about these names?

6. The images were drawn by artist Pamela Colman Smith, to the instructions of academic and mystic A. E. Waite, and published by the Rider company. How do we know these illustrations better as?

7. Name -
A. The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytamnestra.
B. The son of Laius and Jocasta.

HINT: Think "Shrink".

8. What is so peculiar about Tom Hanks' and Bill Cosby's ancestry(really weird and slightly doubtful, but couldn't resist, IMDB rules!!)?

9. Who is the only Non- Beatle to have recorded an instrumental track on a Beatles Song. Also name the song.

10. Which "Female role model" of our times, when asked by a journalist how Indian women manged to keep their saris in place said - "Sheer Will-power!" ?

11. How is the Imam of the Khoja Ismaili community better known?

12. This term, coined by the historian Sir William Muir refers to several verses alleged to have been part of an early version of the Qur'an and later expunged. They are spoken of in Ibn Ishaq's biography of Prophet Muhammad, the Sirat Rasul Allah, which is believed to have been written 120-130 years after Muhammad's death.Ibn Ishaq alleges that Muhammad, deviating from the strict monotheism of Islam, spproved of the worshipping of al-Lat and al-'Uzza and Manat, who were at that time worshipped by the Meccans. Give the term.

13. This group allegedly derives its name from the sound made while cocking a gun.


Quiz update
A Corp Quiz will be held at St. Stephens on Friday, December 12, 2006. (unconfirmed)

Keep crackin'!

6 comments:

ap_it said...

good job!

Harish said...

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (can it get easier than that!)
2. Can't get the name right now, but did the movie star Steve Martin?
3. Call of Ktulu
4. Tupac
9. Yoko Ono
10. Can't be Sania, too intellectual and erudite an answer. I'm thinking... Kalpana Chawla

Best I could get.

Jaideep said...

Answers -
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Cyrano de Bergerac
3. Call of Ktulu .Interestingly - Both Iron Maiden and Metallica have used the line by Lovecraft - "That is not dead, which can eternal lie. Yet with strange eons, even death may die" with slight modifications.
4. Tupac Shakur
5. Sudhir and Vinod(Sudhir Mishra and Vidhu Vinod Chopra were ADs)
6. Tarot Cards
7. Electra and Oedipus(of incestual urge fame)
8. Acc IMDB - they're both direct descendants of Abraham Lincoln.
9. Eric Clapton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
10. Shobha De
11. Agha Khan
12. The Satanic Verses
13. The Ku Klux Klan

Harish Alagappa said...

3/13... *the shame, oh! the shame!*

swaps said...

1. Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

2. Dunno

3. Call Of Ktulu

4. Tupac

5. One is Vinod, the other is Sudhir. Mr Shah, Mr S MIshra and Mr VV Chopra were batch mates at FTII.

10. Shobha De

11. Aga Khan

12. The Satanic Verses

13. The KKK

Nimish Batra said...

uhh..

3. "Call of Ktulu" is based on "The Call of Cthulhu".

Wikipedia says this about "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".
The story inspired the song "The Thing That Should Not Be", released on Metallica's third album Master of Puppets, as well as the song "Endsmouth" by Agents of Oblivion. There is also a Dominican black metal band named Innsmouth.

If I'm not mistaken, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" doesn't mention Cthulhu. It was about Dagon or something. I hate HP Lovecraft. Someone summarised it all some time back, and it was all so that we could understand 'The Superiority of Metallica'. I haven't heard Metallica since.

Anyone ever read Lovecraft? Can you confirm?

13. Wikipedia - "....The name was constructed by combining the Greek "kuklos" (circle) with "clan."...."

Which I can confirm I have read in at least two accounts of the society of post Civil War America.