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His father was a count, his mother a descendant of theVisconti family in Milan. His family was killed by the Nazis, and he was the lone survivor. In 1970¶s he started his psychiatric practice in Baltimore, Maryland. He is described as being short with maroon colored eyes and 6 fingers on his left hand. He has the habit of tilting his head to one side while listening, and his former caretaker Barney Jackson spotted him last in Buenos Aires in 1993. HANNIBAL LECTER
2. Based on real life serial killer Ed Glein, he first appeared in a novel by Robert Bloch. Emotionally dependent on his mom, he killed her when she had a lover. He suffered from Multiple Personality Disorder, and often assumed his mother¶s identity. Who is he? NORMAN BATES
3. He is a man of good birth and excellent
education, endowed by nature with a phenomenal mathematical faculty. At the age of 21 he wrote a treatise upon the binomial theorem, which has had a European vogue. He won the mathematical chair at one of the smaller universities in Britian and had a great career in front of him. His choice of weapon was the ³air rifle´, which was made for him by a blind German mechanic Von Herder and used by his employee Col Sebastian Moran. PROF MORIARTY 4. Born and raised in the fictional Applachian town of Crikkside,KY, he was subjected to systematic abuse as a child turning him into a sociopath. A brilliant student noted for his talents in acting, he hated the small town mentality. He went down into the mine with his father and from then on developed a fear of darkness. At the age of 16 he ran away to Boston, where he was taken in by Richard Rushman the city¶s archbishop. Rushman was
a paedophile and forced him to take part in child pornography,along with his girlfriend Linda. He brutally murdered Rushman and the case created a sensation in the city. His case was handled by Martin Vail. This character appeared in a novel and movie of the same name. Who is he? AARON STAMPLER
5. One of the most notorious fictional pirates, he served under Captain Flint of the Walrus. Capt Flint himself a notorious pirate was afraid of this man. He had a parrot named Flint. Name this guy. LONG JOHN SILVER 6. He was responsible for ³the delivery of prisoners to the court, collection of rents and taxes, and generally keeping the ³King¶s Peace´. From 1450 to 1835, this position was shared by two people. The current person who holds this position is Derek Cresswel. What am I referring to here?
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM
7. He was born on May 28,1908 to a Polish father and Greek mother in Gdynia. He studied economics at the University of Warsaw. He later studied radionics at the Warsaw Institute of Technology. During WW2, he worked for Turkish radio and set up an intelligence organization. He headed one of the most notorious fictional criminal organization which spread terror across the globe. His birthdate is in fact the author¶s birthdate and his name was inspired by the surname of the father of a well known English cricket commentator, with whom the author went to school. Who is he and what is the organization?( 2 points) ERNEST BLOFELD, SPECTRE 8. His German name is Merkwurdigliebe. He was modeled after Herman Kahn, Werner Von Braun, Henry Kissinger and Edward Teller. His speeches are interrupted by struggles
He leaves his family in Geneva to study modern science at Ingolstatdt in Germany. His crimes were discovered by the cops and he was dubbed the ³Springwood Slasher´.to gain control over the affliction of alien hand syndrome. Who? DR. Born to Amanda. who later became a nun and changed her name to Sister Mary Helena. He is a self taught disciple of medeieval alchemy. During his high school days he met a waitress Loretta Johnson and married her. He has often been called the Modern Prometheus. One of the most popular screen villains of all time.STRANGELOVE 9. He was a serial killer and used to prey on kids. His surname is derived from the former name of Zabkowice Slaskie a city in the Silesian province of Germany after whom one of the city¶s families is also named. His first name is Viktor. FRANKENSTEIN 10. He is the spirit of a child .
Louis ««««. Great Dane. German Shepherd Dog and ««««. loyal. It has been adapted to an English term meaning the ghostly double of a living person. This beverage takes it¶s name from a German word meaning ³to store´. Very much used in . NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (20 Comments |Comment on this) 10:22 am English Words of German Origin 1. Pilsner are some popular varieties of this drink. Name this character and the series of movies in which he was the central villain. intelligent and fierce.serial killer and has the tendency to attack kids in their dreams. The literal meaning of this German word means ³double goer´. Helles.( 2 points) FREDDY KRUGER. Dortmund. Greyhound. malted barley and water between 5 C and 15 C that causes bottom fermentation. Which one? LAGER 2. And this dog was achieved by the cross breeding of many breeds like Rottweiler. was a tax collector in 1890 who needed a protection dog to guard him. Brewed primarily from hops. DOBBERMAN 3.. He wanted a dog that was strong. Fill in the blanks to give the full name of the dog. Another meaning of this word is where you catch your own image out of corner of your eye.
Literally meaning ³substitute´ in German. During WW2 the German 88 was one of the best known artillery pieces. What is X. ACK ACK 6. The word eventually came to mean ³to slap a work of art together´. From a German expression meaning ³damage and joy´. the term in English refers to any cheap replacement for a product. It is commonly characterized as a ³sick pleasure´ or the . KITSCH 7.Hollywood horror movies. This word is believed to have originated in the Munich art markets of the 19th century to describe cheap but easily marketable pictures or sketches.36 or 37. X is a short form of the German word for anti aircraft gun. Which term ? DOPPELGANGER 4. Also used as an expression of disgust. Which word? ERSATZ 5. Another theory holds that it is connected to a German verb meaning ³to scrape up mud from the street´. which is of much inferior quality compared to the original one. It was a series of anti aircraft guns which were referred to officially as 8.8cm X 18. which is also used in English language in another context also. It appealed to the crass tastes of the noveau riche Munich bourgeoisie who tried to ape the culture of the traditional German elite. its literal meaning is ³ to take pleasure from some one else misfortune´.
rapping. Also an abbreviation of the German designation for tanks during WW2 which when translated into English meant ³Armored Combat Vehicle´. LEITMOTIF 9. So awaiting ur replies in 2006 and once more WISH U ALL A HAPPY NEW . Also called as rapelling. And this term is used in music. It basically describes the process of descending down a fixed rope. and keeping the year end spirit in mind. This term used mostly in mountaineering means ³to rope down´ in German. this should be a sitter for you.human tendency to make fun of people less fortunate than us. snapelling. It is the German word for ³armor´. If you are a WW2 buff. literature basically to represent a repeating musical score or a recurring theme in a literary work. The literal meaning of this German word means ³the leading theme´. ABSEIL 10. PANZER (Comment on this) Monday. This time its on Hollywood biopics. SCHAUDENFREUDE 8. i have made it quite easier. January 16th. 2006 1:11 pm Hollywood Biopics Quiz I round off my list of quizzes for 2005 with another one on my fav topic-Hollywood.
Which actor directed the movie and also played the role of Hoffa¶s associate Bobby Ciaro? DANNY DE VITO 2. usually seen as the bad guy in Hollywood movies. Which actor. 1917: Theda Bara. The 1992 biopic ³Hoffa´ about the controversial Teamsters Union leader ³Jimmy Hoffa´ starred Jack Nicholson in the title role. Jerry Bruckheimer and Joel Schumacher are usually remembered for all those typical Hollywood action blockbusters. This 2003 movie starring Cate Blanchett was however a serious biopic about a real life Irish journalist who takes on the Dublin drug mafia and ultimately was gunned down by them. The 1996 movie Michael Collins about the Irish revolutionary leader who was later assassinated had Liam Neeson playing the title role. 1934: Claudette Colbert. 1963: ? . played the role of Valera? ALAN RICKMAN 4. 1. Name the movie VERONICA GUERNIN 3.YEAR. The movie however was criticized for showing Collin¶s rival Eamon De Valera in a negative light.
This British actor who played the role of Pope Julius II however refused to grow a beard for the role. had Denzel Washington in the lead role. The movie gets it¶s title from a song by a well known rock band which in turn is taken from the album .ELIZABETH TAYLOR 5. The 1999 movie Man on the Moon starring Jim Carey was about real life American comedian Andy Kauffman. Charlton Heston played the role of Michaelangelo. What started as a result of it? DISCLAIMER ABOUT ANIMALS NOT BEING HARMED 7. Which actor? REX HARRISON 6. and even put a rod in his nose. The 1939 movie Jesse James starring Henry Fonda as the outlaw became notorious after the death of a horse on it¶s sets. This 1992 movie Malcolm X about the controversial American Black leader who later converted to Islam. In the 1965 movie The Agony and The Ecstasy . Which real life political leader played a cameo in the movie as a teacher? NELSON MANDELA 8. to make it look broken.
What was his claim to fame? HE PLAYED THE ROLE OF BLACK MAN TOM ROBINSON WHOM PECK DEFENDS IN TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD 2. MOTORCYCLE DAIRIES 10. Should be a sitter. Halle Berry and Whitney Houston were considered for playing the role of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic Whats Love Got to Do with It. R. 1.E.M 9. Malcolm Johnson a reporter with the now defunct New York Sun won a Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for a series . before Angela Basset finally played the role. Which black actor turned down the role of her abusive husband Ike Turner and finally accepted when he learnt that Basset was playing the role? LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Comment on this) 1:04 pm Hollywood Quiz 2K6 From now onwards i would be posting answers and scores on my blog out here. the eulogy was delivered by a relatively unknown actor Brock Peters. Name the band. who traveled along with Alberto Granado on the La Poderosa which means the ³Mighty One´ and what resulted because of it? CHE GUEVARA. and all my Quizzes would be appearing out on here.Automatic for the People. When Gregory Peck died in 2003.
He had a none too impressive start to his career with duds like You are a Big Boy Now. Who are X & Y? KIRK AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS 4. This series would be the basis for an all time great American classic. He got his first major break when he won the Best Screenplay Award along with Edmund North for Patton in 1970. ON THE WATERFRONT 3. X starred in the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo¶s Nest as Murphy and bought the rights to the novel. Name the movie. He however couldn¶t convince movie studios to produce this movie and years later X transferred the rights to Y who co produced the movie along with Saul Zentz of United Artists. Who? FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 5.called Crime -------------. However with no major studio wanting to risk this movie. The . He however shot into fame as a director of a movie regarded as a classic in it¶s genre. Finian¶s Rainbow. After the success of the ³cavalry´ trilogy John Ford & John Wayne came together for this very unlikely movie which was a romantic comedy set in Ford¶s native country of Ireland. Ford approached Republic Studios which was noted for it¶s B Grade movies.
the Eternal City. but he declined as he was busy with his TV serial Magnum PI. as thousands cheer the gracious young member of one of Europe's oldest ruling families. goodwill tour of European capitals. Nick Nolte and Peter Coyote were some of the other choices. And so to Rome. where the . Tim Matheson. the first stop on her much-publicized. THE QUIET MAN 6. After three days of continuous activity and a visit to Buckingham Palace. And Republic Studios had their first Oscar nomination in 17 years for Best Movie. Name the movie. She gets a royal welcome from the British. Selleck would later appear in a similar sort of movie called High Road to China. Tom Selleck was originally considered for this role.movie was a success in spite of John Wayne not playing his typical cowboy role. Then went to Paris. where her Highness dedicated the new International Aid Building and christened an ocean liner. ³Paramount News brings you a special coverage of Princess Ann's visit to London. Which role am I referring to? INDIANA JONES 7. Ann flew to Amsterdam. where she attended many official functions designed to cement trade relations between her country and the Western European nation.
However released in 1953 the movie was a major box office success and won 8 Academy awards. and The Man on Lincoln's Nose were some of the titles considered for this thriller classic. Breathless. Based on James Jones 1951 novel it was considered unfit for movies due to it¶s violence and raw sexual content. Name the movie. As a rebuttal to this liberal and un American movie Howard Hawks and John Wayne came up with a typical Western in 1959. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY THE SCORES Tuppence-5 . Before taking the final title from a quote in Shakespeare¶s Hamlet. Which movie was that? RIO BRAVO 9. The 1952 Western movie High Noon was seen by many as an attack on Mc Carthyism and the cowardly townspeople who refuse to bail out the embattled sheriff as representing the co operative witnesses before House of Un American activities Committee. Colombia Picture¶s head Harry Cohn took it upon himself to convert the book into a movie and the project was nicknamed as ³Cohn¶s Folly´. Name the movie NORTH BY NORTH WEST 10.Princess' visit was marked by a spectacular military parade´ Opening sequence of which movie? ROMAN HOLIDAY 8.
The above is a quote from poem New Jerusalem by William Blake. CHARIOTS OF FIRE 2) The 1989 movie ³Born on the 4th of July´ starring Tom Cruise and directed by Oliver Stone was based on the life of this real like Vietnam war veteran who was paralyzed in the war and later became an anti war activist. Hope you enjoy this quiz well.Balasubramaniam-7 Balaji-3 Priyananda-4 Harikrishnan-5 Tipu-10 Karthik-7 Madhav-7 Dhananjay-3.5 Neelakantan-10 Rajesh-4 (Comment on this) Friday. 1) ³Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my spear! O clouds. unfold! Bring me my «««´.5 Raja Manoor-10 Sumnanth-10 Vikram-9 Sid Menon-5 Sreeram-6.5 Hitler-5 Arindam-5 Ramanujam-4 Shafeek-7 Vijay-3 Sri Harsha-10( Thanks for comments) K.Rajnish-5.A. Whom am I referring to? . 2005 4:17 pm Real Life to Reel Life Quiz This Quiz is about well known Hollywood movies based on real life incidents or persons. Complete it to get the name of the Academy award winning movie based on a real life event. The title of the movie derives it¶s name from the autobiography of this person. December 30th.
it does not have any background score at all. Which movie? DOG DAY AFTERNOON 4) The 1990 gangster movie Godfellas was based on the novel Wiseguy by Nicholas Pelligi starring Robert De Niro as Jimmy Conway and Ray Liotta as Henry Hill. QUIZ SHOW . Which talented but often under rated actor won the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as Tommy De Vito which was based on the real life gangster Tommy De Simone? JOE PESCI 5) The 1991 movie JFK about Kennedy¶s assasination details the investigation done by New Orleans attorney Jim Garrison( played by Kevin Costner). Name this movie.RON KOVIC 3) This 1975 Al Pacino movie was based on the real life story of John Wojtowicz who held 7 Chase Manhattan bank employees in New York hostage in 1972 to finance his boy friend¶s sex change operation. Apart from the Elton John song Amoreena in the credits of the movie. it ironically had the real life Jim Garrison playing the role of a person to whom he was bitterly opposed. Which real life person did he play? EARL WARREN 6) One of Robert Redford¶s best movies as a director. It chronicles the rise and fall of Charles Van Doren one of the most popular contestants on this TV program. Often criticized as ³Dances with facts´ for it¶s wild conspiracy theories. this 1994 movie starring Ralph Fiennes was about a _________ scandal of the 1950¶s.
Name the movie. and i am sure there r many like me out here.but i still love these novels. Who? AMON GOETH (Comment on this) 4:12 pm Cold War Novels Quiz This quiz is about novels from the good old days of Cold War. Name the movie. The Cold war might be over.. PAILLION 9) This was a really good if somewhat under rated movie starring Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris who along with the Anglin brothers has the distinction of being the only persons to ««««« ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ 10) Schindler¶s List is about the efforts of Oskar Schindler to save the Jews from the Nazi camps. Anyway all the best. This man was one of the cruellest of the Nazis it was said about him ³ When you saw ««. the French word for ³Butterfly´. . THE SEA WOLVES 8) Henri Charriere was also nicknamed as «««.. Roger Moore and David Niven is based on the novel Boarding Party.. you saw death´. The 1973 movie starring Steve Mc Queen and Dustin Hoffman was based on his memoirs of his detention at Devil¶s Island in French Guiana. I tried to make up a decent quiz over this and dont feel its very good.7) The 1980 WW2 movie starring Gregory Peck. The movie is also about this notorious Nazi camp commandant of Plaszow who was played by Ralph Fiennes. The novel itself is based on a real life incident during the war when a group of British expatriates track down a German U Boat in Goa then under Portugese rule and find a secret transmitter on it.
Billion Dollar Brain.TAILOR. The only known source of this lies in X. it get¶s it name from it¶s location at Cambridge Circus in London ? And the codenames of the above characters make up the name of this Cold War novel? ( 2 points) CIRCUS IS M16. This 1978 spy thriller by Craig Thomas is about a Vietnam vet Maj Mitchell Grant who has to infiltrate into the Soviet Union to steal a highly advanced Soviet fighter plane known as «««. chief of the London Branch Roy Bland.it is ultimately foiled by the British secret service. What is the Circus referred to here. the current head of the Circus Bill Haydon.1. IPCRESS FILE. FIREFOX 4. Complete the series( 2 points): «.. This Forsyth novel deals with a KGB plot masterminded by Kim Philby to detonate a nuclear device in London. Also made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Pierce ³Bond´ Brosnan. The US Navy is eager to develop a nuclear defense system using a very rare mineral called Byzanium.. One of the best Cold War series of novels. House Under Water. Also made into a movie starring Clint Eastwood. Percy Alleline. THE 4TH PROTOCOL 2. Code named as ³Plan Aurora´ ..SOLDIER. TINKER.SPY 5.FUNERAL IN BERLIN 3. Identify X to get the name of this novel by Clive Cussler which is quite a .«. Bill Haydon¶s second in command George Smiley the lead character. From the fictional air base of Bilyarsk.
Also made into a 1965 movie starring Richard Burton. These missiles were used for the first time extensively in the Falklands war. the Warsaw Ghetto( Mila 18). Name it. Which novel am I speaking about? THE OSTERMANN WEEKEND 9.it deals with a British agent Michael Reynold¶s attempt to help a Hungarian scientist defect from Budapest. EXOCET 7. John Tanner. Which novel? THE SECRET WAYS 8. Lawrence Fasset a CIA agent suspects the others in the party are KGB agents. RAISE THE TITANIC 6. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (Comment on this) 4:07 pm Hollywood Movie Directors . Its notable for it¶s climax on the snow swept roof of a train. The movie however was a major turkey at the B. TOPAZ 10. Another well known Cold War novel tells the story of Alec Lemas a British spy who defects to East Germany. This Jack Higgins novel gets it¶s name from a French anti ship missile which get¶s it name from the French word for Flying Fish. One of Maclean¶s lesser known novels.popular thriller bestseller. dealing with the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis.O. but who is in reality being manipulated by George Smiley to infiltrate the East German secret service. came up with this novel. Richard Tremayne and Maxwell Danforth meet for the weekend at Tanner¶s country home. Leon Uris generally known for his historical themes covering Israel( Exodus).
this director was born to a Catholic family in Missouri. He however had his major breakthrough in 1969. Born to a working class Jewish family in Chicago. he joined the American Left in 1930. A leading light of the naturalistic movement in Hollywood. the largest industrial film production company and during this time directed a series of industrial short movies to promote their products. In 1950 he joined the Calvin Company. when he was offered this movie script rejected by 15 other directors and it went on to become a critical and commercial success also. However due to Hollywood¶s boycott. would remember him for giving the . 1. He directed the 1963 anti war movie The Victors. He started his career as a screen writer in Hollywood. he developed a dislike for the Hollywood system which was to be seen in one of his later movies The Player in 1992. the wrote the script for The Bridge on the River Kwai. Ironically we in India. In 1955 he came up with his first feature ³The Delinquents´ a low budget flick on teenage crime. he migrated to England where along with another blacklisted writer Michael Wilson. He started his career as an extra in Danny Kaye¶s ³The Secret Life of Walter Mitty´. During the Mc Carthy years in the 1950¶s. ROBERT ALTMAN.This is a Quiz on famous English movie directors and the movies which made em famous(or even infamous). He received an Academy nomination for High Noon. he was blacklisted due to his early years in the Communist Party and his refusal to testify. Due to his constant fights with Jack Warner. He directed some of the episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. MASH 2. which itself is taken to be a satire on Mc Carthyism. Name the director and the movie.
And the outcome was this 1995 movie regarded as one of the best movies in the thriller genre. . During the War. Known for his perfectionism and total control over story. he served in US Army Air Corps as a major and won an Academy for his documentary The Fighting Lady. he was the nephew of Carl Leammle. GUNS OF NAVARONNNE 3. CARL FOREMAN. He often said that his experience of growing up as a minority. influenced his development of this series of sci fi movies.screenplay for a movie regarded as a classic in the war genre and which is quintessentially Hollywood.Miniver and The Best Years of Our Lives. He won Academy Awards in 1942 and 1946 for his movies Mrs. Name the director and the movie. Name this script writer and the movie I am referring to. Born in France. It however won only two Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. He also directed Roman Holiday which made Audrey Hepburn a major star. who is this all time great director and which movie remains his landmark? WILLAM WYLER.During the 1993 Sundance movie festival. the founder of Universal Pictures. however he would always be remembered for this 1954 classic for which he won his 3rd Oscar. Jewish and gay.BEN HUR 4. One of his favorite movies is Jaws and he adopted a line from that movie to name his production company as Bad Hat Harry productions. He started his career with Universal and later relocated MGM for which he directed classics like Jezebel and Wuthering Heights. he discussed this story idea with his friend Christopher Mc Quarrie.location and crew.
MY FAIR LADY 6. he started his Hollywood career in 1929 with Paramount Pictures as a co director before he made his debut with Tarnished Lady in 1931.Name the director and any one of those landmark movies. He however shot to fame when he adapted two well know Stephen King novella into two great movies of the 90¶s and he received Academy nominations for both. THE GREEN MILE . Born in France. His current project is Fahrenheit 451 based on Ray Bradbury¶s novel of same name. JAMES DARAPONT. his parents fled Hungary after the 1956 revolution there. His last movie was 1981 Rich and Famous saw the debut of Meg Ryan into Hollywood. Born to Hungarian parents in New York. He is also known to have written the scripts for Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report. In 1939 he directed The Woman with an all female star cast and the 1940 classic The Philadelphia Story starring his favorite Katherine Hepburn.SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. He was originally supposed to direct Gone With the Wind. GEORGE CUKOR. He also directed Greta Garbo in her last screen appearance 2 Faced Woman. He left Paramount and joined RKO where he directed a series of hits like David Copperfield and Little Women. In 1954 he made his first color movie A Star is Born starring Judy Garland. but due to his gay habits he was removed. for his screen adaptation of a well known play.BRYAN SINGER. Name the director and the 1964 movie I am referring to. And in 1964 he won his first Academy Award for Best Director. His first movie as a director was Burried Alive a TV movie. USUAL SUSPECTS 5.
Scott ended up directing the other one True Romance which established himself as an auteur himself. RESERVOIR DOGS (2 Comments |Comment on this) 4:04 pm Mixed Bag Quiz-II Another mixed bag Quiz from me. Who is he and what was the name of the book he wrote based on his travels? CHE GUEVERA. His 1992 movie however bought him acclaim as well as helping the hero of this movie to win a Best Actor award after 20 years. when this movie directed by him was a critical and financial disaster and it won a record 6 Razzies. His next movie Meet Joe Black was nothing great. In 1951 as a medical student. MOTORCYCLE DIARIES . wanted to get out from the image of a Hollywood Big Bang director and turned to a much more smaller budget movie which was technically polished. QUENTIN TARANTION. Scott was introduced to a bright enthusiastic video store clerk called X. brother of Ridley Scott. Though Scott liked both. Name X and the movie. Tony Scott. After the twin debacles of The Last Boy Scout and Hudson Hawk. Martin Brest was well known as a director due to Beverly Hills Cop and the often underrated Midnight Run. X offered him samples of his scripts to read. Name both those movies.7. 1.he traveled along with his friend Alberto Granado on a 1939 500 cc motorcycle nicknamed La Poderosa II meaning ³The Mighty One´ all over South America. X refused to part with one of his scripts as he wanted to direct that movie himself. but he found himself on the other extreme in 2003.GIGLI 8. SCENT OF A WOMAN.
Michael Caine plays the role of the thief Charlie Crocker who leads the team.Sandhurst Square. This word is originally derived from a Greek word meaning ³A Burnt sacrifice ordered to Gods´.2. Another origin is from the sacrifice Jews were required to make on Torah. He boasted to his friend and partner Arthur Hastings. Name this place. that he could solve a case by using his little gray cells. Name it.London W1. It was remade into an equally good Hindi movie by Basu Chatterjee and premiered as a TV movie. NUREMBERG 4. In the movie The Italian Job. It was a center for Renaissance in 15th and 16th centuries. Which famous playwright plays the role of the mastermind Mr Bridger who runs his entire Mafia empire from the jail? NOEL COWARD . The city gained a lot of notoriety during the World War. This is from the Greek and Roman pagan custom where burnt animals were offered to Gods of the earth and nether world. This German city gained notoriety for being the first city in the Medieval ages to have Iron Maiden torture device. From 1933 to 1938 it was a center for holding Nazi congress. Who? HERCULES POIROT 6. This fictional character¶s address is 56B Whitehaven Mansions. Name the Hindi version. about a lone juror played by Fonda who believes in the innocence of the defendant. We are familiar with this word in a totally different context. HOLOCAUST 3. The 1957 movie 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda is one of the finest Hollywood movies. EK RUKA HUA FAISLA 5.
Hint: The word means Peacock and also the name of a popular Indian college Youth Fest. Name the book. ANTHONY BURGESS 9.8. SAARANG (Comment on this) 4:01 pm Cult Movies Quiz There are movies and there are cult movies. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. and random acts of extreme violence. In the by now famous cult sci fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. 1. He tells his story in a teen slang called Nadsat which combines 18th century Russian and English slang. If Surya Kiran is the fixed wing aerobatic display team of IAF.Kubrick here comes your quiz. on which real life character is the other Pig Snowball modeled on? LEON TROTSKY 10. Like them or hate em. This novel deals with career of a 15 year old teen Alex DeLarge. His main pleasures in life are classical music. This Quiz is dedicated to movies which have achieved a cult status of their own. Tarantino. the movie starts off with Richard Strauss¶s ³Thus Spake Zarathusthra´. rape. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Which equally famous composition of Johan Strauss¶s was used for the spectacular space station rendezvous and lunar landing sequences? WALTZ OF BLUE DANUBE 2. So for all fans of Burton. Also made into a critically acclaimed movie. then what is the name given to the helicopter formation display team of IAF. The setting used for the 1986 movie . Napoleon the lead Pig is clearly modeled on Josef Stalin. you cant ignore em.
Should be a sitter. its considered a cult movie of it¶s genre.´The Gold Watch´. The Diner(Part II)Connect all these events to come up with the name of a cult classic movie. ³Duke´.H 5. In which cult comedy classic would you find ³Hawkeye´. He suffers from insomnia and consequently takes a job as a X in New York City. EASY RIDER 7. and volunteers to work the overnight shift "anytime.A. this 1999 movie revolves around an anonymous narrator. Name this cult movie. who works as an accident investigator for an automobile firm. ´Trapper John´. Jackrabbit Slims. The narrator later meets Tyler Durden at a bar and discusses with him about materialism and the modern male. FIGHT CLUB 6.´The Bonnie Situation´. The Diner(Part 1). Name the movie. This 1969 road movie is about two youngsters Wyatt and Billy who go on a road trip to ³look for America but couldn¶t find it anyway´.It lay unused for some time and was again reused as a major set piece in this 1989 movie. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk. has recently been discharged from the Marines. X gives the name of . anywhere". Directed by Dennis Hopper who played one of the lead roles in the movie.S. Bickle spends his spare time watching pornography in seedy theaters. Travis Bickle an alienated.Aliens depicting the Alien nest was not dismantled after the movie was shot. BATMAN 3. PULP FICTION 4. sexually frustrated young man of 26 from the Midwest.´Hot Lips´ and ³Dago Red´? M. Vince & Jules.
TAXI DRIVER 8. Bibliomania-II. ³Runaround´. TOTAL RECALL 9. Name the movie. ´Reason´. This 1995 cult sci fi movie was directed by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam and based on French short movie La Jetee. The entire play revolves around two tramps Vladimir and Estragon. It¶s the story of Douglas Quaid a construction worker who purchases a virtual vacation to Mars. this play was originally written in French as En attendant____. Hope all you people enjoy it out here. The movie takes it¶s title from the name of a bio terrorism group called ³The Army of the ----------³. X was directed by one of the masters of the cult movie Tim Burton. Name the play. ³Robbie´. Name the movie. ´Liar´ are some of the stories in this collection of 9 sci fi . i am comming up with my second Quiz on books.the movie. ´Catch that Rabbit´. 1. This 1990 sci fi movie is based on a short story by Philip k Dick ³We Can Remember It for You Wholesale´. Awaiting replies and feedback. WAITING FOR GODOT 2. TWELVE MONKEYS 10. Two ghosts Adam Maitland and his wife Barbara seek the help of a bio exorcist named X to remove the Deetz family-city yuppies who occupy their old home. Name the movie. BEETLEJUICE (Comment on this) 3:59 pm BiblioMania II In line with my passion for reading. Written in the late 1940¶s and published for the first time in 1952 by an independent publisher called Grove Press.
OUR MAN IN HAVANA 6. Name the book.stories by Isaac Asimov. It¶s the story of Mohun _______. This 1950 sci fi book by Ray Bradbury was titled as The Silver Locusts in UK. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES 4. In August 1941. Name the novel in which Wormwold appears. This novel centers around 3 main characters Dagny Tagart. Hank Rearden.Ohio and The Grapes of Wrath as influences for the structure of the book. rational thought is the machine driving the world. Originally titled as Mind and Iron. ATLAS SHRUGGED 5. a steel tycoon and Francisco D¶Anconia.. I. a Trinidadian of Indian origin. The book starts with Rocket Summer(January1999) and ends with The Million Year Picnic(October 2026).S.ROBOT 3. a rail road executive who has to struggle with the frustrations of the world around her. who marries into . Bradbury has credited Winesberg. The basic theme of the novel is that independent. a prodigy and a heir to a fortune in copper industry. pretending to control a ring of agents all over England. a failure in life. This 1961 novel by V.Garcia fed the Nazis with false information.Naipaul was his first work to get critical acclaim worldwide. the title was later changed to that of short story by Eando Binder by the publisher. Garcia was the inspiration for the character of James Wormwold a vacuum cleaner salesman who works as a British double agent. Name this book. Graham Greene met a double agent called Garcia in Lisbon during his tenure with M16.
GRAPES OF WRATH 10. a strong willed leader who becomes interested in mysteries of universe. This all time great novel is set in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. He has trampled out the vintage where the ______ are stored. tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow. Which book? A HOUSE FOR MOHUN BISWAS 7. Kurt Vonnengut¶s 1969 best seller novel Slaughter House 5 revolves around an American POW captured by the Nazis. Also made into a 1980 movie. An . which was also made into a succesful movie. Name the book. Name this incident. we gave our today" Yes this Quiz is dedicated to the Indian military an institution which every Indian can be justifiably proud of. The book starts off with this infamous incident during WW2 which forms the backdrop. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. and revolves around it¶s founder Jose Arcadio Buendia.the family of Tulsi. SPHINX (Comment on this) 3:57 pm Jai Jawan Quiz When you go home. This 1979 novel by Robin Cook is his only book which doesn¶t deal with a medical topic and centers around an archaeological search. He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible. BOMBING OF DRESDEN 9. His Truth is marching on!" Just fill in the blank to get the name of the book. swift sword. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE 8.
Following the 1962 Indo China War. LADAKH SCOUTS 2. During the 1971 Indo Pakistan war. Name the regiment. Rated as one of the best armies in the world. every time they have come forward and laid their lives so that we can sleep peacefully.1978.institution which really makes me and i hope every Indian on Quiznet. Which one? INDIAN COAST GUARD 3. Created on Aug 19. this regiment was raised on June 1. 1. this was one of the first regiment to take part in Kargil and Major Sonam Wangchuk of this regiment received a MVC for his role. PNS GHAZI 5. Name this. and i salute those men in uniform who rise to the occasion without fail. proud to be born as an Indian. this Pakistani submarine was sunk off the coast of Vishakapatnam on Dec 3. Originally called USS Diablo. an emergency operation these people are always in the forefront. Jai Jawan.1971 by the destroyer INS Rajput and was a major loss for Pakistan. In 1961 the Param Vir Chakra was . i hava first hand experience of the tough lives they lead. Also known as Snow Warriors.1963 with 8 companies drawn from 7th and 14th battalions of J&K militia. this military service has the Sanskrit motto ³Vaayam Rakshaamah´ meaning ³We Protect´ on it¶s coat of arms. which military operation carried out by Indian Navy was codenamed as Operation Trident? BOMBING OF KARACHI HARBOR 4. Be it a natural calamity. As my bro in law himself serves in the Army. And this is my humble tribute to these people. a war.
S. SAM MANECKSHAW . This was the first time the award went to a person who was involved in a military operation outside India. 5 were captured and only 4 survived. Its motto is ³Parakramo Vijayate´ meaning Valor alone Triumphs and their war cry is Kalika Mata ki Jai. LA REANG 7. During the 1962 Indo China war. the highest honor. This Indian military regiment is the only one to produce 3 Army ChiefsGen S. by Indira Gandhi in recognition of his leadership during the 1971 Indo Pak war. Name this place which has gone down as one of the 10 most heroic stands in history. Company C. Name the regiment noted for it¶s fighting prowess.13 Kumaon Regiment fought a last stand under the command of Major Shaitan Singh. 109 men died.N. In which country was the operation held? CONGO 6. Name the division. They played a major role in the jungle battles of S. CHINDITS 9. KUMAON REGIMENT 8.E. Out of 118 men.Raina.Thimayya and Gen T. This division was founded by a British army officer Charles Wingate and their official name was the 77th Indian infantry brigade.Asia during WW2 and were nicknamed after a mythical Burmese beast.M. This has often been called as the Indian Alamo. In 1973 he became independent India¶s first and only officer in active service to be appointed as Field Marshal.awarded posthumously to Capt Gurbachan Singh Salaria of 1st Gorkha Rifles.Sriganesh. Name him. Gen K.
and as i walked through the Quiz. Over which border town in 24 Paragnas district of Bengal did 3 Gnat pilots shoot down 3 Sabre aircrafts of the Pakistan Air force on 22 November? .10. After Sheikh Mujibur Rahman¶s arrest in March 1971. Anyway i am putting up this Quiz out here for u guys to See it. What this guy has done is simply copy paste the entire set of 30 questions which Siddartha Basu had asked for Mastermind India 2000 on same topic. 1971? 2. This Multi Barrel Rocket System developed by DRDO for the Indian army was developed in 1983. December 23rd. In which Pakistani city was the hijacked Indian Airlines plane blown up on 30 January. I am pasting the quiz out here. what is it. What name was given to the seat of the provisional government of Bangladesh formed in exile on 17 April. i promptly opened up the Quiz. I sent a mail to Quiznet but due to some technical problem it has bounced back. PINAKA (Comment on this) Friday. It was a straight lift. what we call in our language "makki-ki-makki" copy. 2005 4:03 pm A straight Lift There was this Quiz on Quiznet by a bloke called Saxena claiming that this would be his first Quiz on Quiznet and the topic would be the Indo Pak War of 1971. i was just dumbstruck. Me being a war afficionado. who took over as the acting President of the provisional Bangladesh Government? 3. Which former officer of the Royal Indian Army Service was appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the Bangladeshi armed forces in April 1971? 6. 1971? 4. Named after Lord Shiva¶s mythical bow. Who served as the Prime Minister of the provisional Bangladesh Government? 5. 1.
Which division of the Indian Army was holding Longewala when it was attacked on 4 December? 8. Commander Inder Singh. On 3 December.7. named? 13. Which Pakistani Captain¶s defense of Kamalapur in the Meghalaya sector earned a special mention by Field Marshall S H F J Manekshaw? 15. along with its compatriot µShah Jahan¶. commanded by Lt. was later renamed after the Pakistani officer who captured it? 10. in . Which fighter-bomber aircraft of the IAF. based in Jaislamer. Which 16000 strong wing of the Mukti Bahin blew up all bridges between Tangail and Dhaka and was named after its leader? 14. which 2500 ton Pakistani destroyer. Which commander of the 300 Sea Hawk squadron of the aircraft carrier Vikrant was awarded the Maha Vira Chakra? 9. were Indian paratroopers first dropped on 11 December? 11. which Indian naval ship. between the Chenab and the Chander Bagher. was sunk by the Indian navy? 12. ceded to Pakistan at the Shimla Agreement. sank the PNS Ghazi off the coast of Vishankaptnam? 17. After which part of a bird¶s anatomy was the strategic salient in Jammu. Which important Bangladesh city was the first to be helicopter borne Indian troops? 16. On 4 December. Which town on the banks of the Munawar Wali Tawi. On which town famous for its saris. decimated Pakistani tanks troops on 4 December.
December 8th. Who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his inspired leadership during the battle for Basantar? 24. Current Mood: angry (Comment on this) Thursday. took asylum with the International Red Cross in Dhaka? 20. The American naval task force TG-74 to the Bay of Bengal was spearheaded by which aircraft carrier? 22. Name the East Pakistan Governor who on 14 December.the battle of Longewala? 18. Which µJawan¶ of the 14 Guards posthumously earned a Param Vir Chakra for his role in the battle of Gangasagar? All the 24 Questions have been just copy pasted without even a change in the word. but this time its about those pioneers who created most of the early ground work and who made some of the most path breaking discoveries. but all 24 questions and i knew I was looking at a con job of the first order. When i was looking through first few questions. 2005 12:09 pm IT Pioneers Quiz This is one more IT quiz. The motivation for this quiz was due to the fact that most of the rooms in the GE John F Welch Tech Center division where I work are . The Navy Day commemorates the Indian Navy¶s first attack on which Pakistani city on 4 December? 21. Which future Bangladesh ambassador to India represented the Mukti Bahini at the surrender ceremony in Dhaka? 23. At what point did Indians first breach the Padma River? 19.i assumed that there could be something common.
He later left for Canada as a protest against the Mc Carthy witch hunts and on his return to US in the 60¶s he began work at IBM¶s research . 1.1900 he obtained his PHd in Physics from Harvard in 1939. as i earn my bread as an IT professional today. After doing his Phd in Maths from Budapest at the age of 23. So hope you guys find it interesting enough. In 1947 he remarked ³Only 6 electronic digital computers would be needed to satisfy the computing needs of entire US´. HOWARD AIKEN 2. Born in England he was a pilot in the RAF during WW2. It was originally called as Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator(ASCC) and later renamed as Harvard Mark 1. Along with Hans Bethe and Victor Weisskopf he was in the Theory division of the Manhattan project. He invented an electro mechanical computing device to solve differential equations. in 1930 was invited to Princeton where he worked as a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study till his death. he was nicknamed as ³Jancsi´. In 1948 he started his career with IBM as a mathematical programmer. One of the initators of Game Theory he along with Oskar Morgenstern published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. He later improvised on the Harvard Mark series of computers. Born on March 9. and also my way pf saying thanks to em. JOHN VON NEUMANN 3.named after these people. The architecture used in non parallel processing computers is named after him and he also founded the field of cellular automata. Born Janos Lajos Margittai in Budapest to a Jewish family. And this quiz is my very humble tribute to em.
Berkeley and made his own computer.center in San Jose. He also coined the term OLAP and wrote the 12 laws of online analytical processing. In 1889 he filed Patent 395.CODD 4. Name this Harvard alumni who gave his name to a law which says ³The utility of a network equals approximately the square of number of users of the system´. While working at HP he met Steve Jobs and in 1975 he dropped out from UCAL. He invented the Ethernet in 1973 when he was working with Xerox PARC. He also did pioneering research work on Unix environment. During this period he worked on the paper ³A Relational model of Data for large shared data banks´ published in 1970. Along with Jobs he created the Apple 1 in 1975 and on April 1. In 1896 he started Tabulating Machine Company and invented first automatic card feed mechanism which laid the foundation for the modern IT industry. In fact the K in AWK stands for his name. HERMAN HOLLERITH 5. In 1979 he founded 3 Com.782 for this invention. In 1924 his firm became part of IBM. He developed Jacquard¶s punched card idea to represent census data and then to read and collate data using automatic machine. Born in Buffalo. After he quite 3Com he worked as a columnist for Info World. He worked on the design of AWK and AMPL languages. US to German parents he did his Phd from Columbia in 1890. Along with Denis Ritchie he co authored the book on C. E. He was inspired by his father and Tom Swift. At the age of 11 he built his own HAM radio set. BRIAN KERNIGHAN 6. VINCENT CERF 7.1976 he founded Apple along . a computer networking firm.F.
One of the Academy¶s biggest goof up was in 1941 when Citizen Kane was not even nominated for an Oscar. Well could go on and on. which is certainly not his best. Name the movie. He made it to Fortune 500 at a very young age of 27. while his classic Blade Runner. STEVE WOZNIAK 8. . Born in New Orleans. doesn¶t even get a second look. Berkeley. This quiz is for movies and performances that lost out on deserving Oscars. Ridley Scott gets an Oscar for Gladiator. 2005 8:09 pm And the Oscar Never Goes To Hollywood often markets the Oscars as a touchstone for excellence. He also wrote the Unix ed editor and the MULTICS programming language. Not exactly true.I am forced to restrict this to just 5 questions. But I still welcome ur comments and feedback. who didn¶t get to hear ³And the Oscar goes to´. it was in no way a match to these two classics. The only movie that could have ousted it that year was The Maltese Falcon. November 30th. see the way Titanic and LOTR have swept the Oscars. And Hollywood often goes for marketing hype. While the movie was good in it¶s own way. So just check out these unlucky ones. And I assure u of more on this topic. But both lost out to this John Ford movie about life in a Welsh mining town. Louisiana he did his Masters from UCAL.with Steve Jobs. And this when this movie was acclaimed as a landmark movie in American movie history. Unfortunately due to lack of time and the slow system in this cyber café. KEN THOMPSON (1 Comment |Comment on this) Wednesday. In 1969 he was one of the principal creators of Unix along with Ritchie. as down the years there have been many choices that have been down right stupid. and got just one award for Best Editing. 1.
Regarded as one of X¶s all time great masterpieces. Dave . VERTIGO 3. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him.Todd Hockney. That's institutionalized. a typical Hollywood candy floss musical. but to hear Kobayashi tell it. That was his power. ³These walls are kind of funny. gets so you depend on them. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 4. This all time great classic was based on the 1954 French mystery novel D¶Entre Les Morts by Pierre Bolieau and Thomas Narjecac. that's exactly what they take. Who is X and the movie in question? ALFRED HITCHCOK. then you get used to 'em. Most of X¶s other great movies also were never nominated and X not getting an Oscar sounds more like Ripley¶s Believe it or Not.until he found her in another woman´. The movie is narrated by a character Red. the Academy obviously didn¶t think so as it was not even nominated and the Award that year ultimately went to Gigi. played by one of the most underrated actors but brilliant actor. Some say his father was German. The part that counts. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. Verbal Kint. Fred Fenster.´ Micheal Mc Manus. ³Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. MORGAN FREEMAN. but again the feel good Americana of Forrest Gump ensured that this movie would go empty handed. Dean Keaton. The tagline for this movie read ³He thought his love was dead. First you hate 'em. anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. ±Name the actor and the movie.HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY 2. anyways´ In 1994 this movie was nominated for 7 awards including Best Movie and Best Actor. Enough time passes. Nobody believed he was real.. They send you here for life.
. LA CONFIDENTIAL (Comment on this) 8:03 pm The English Songs Quiz This quiz is about some great English songs which i love listening again and again. and who knows.. 1. which didn¶t even get nominated by the Academy. You can have all this.. Name this movie. a happy. and inside every house.. and land is cheap. There are jobs aplenty. Enjoy and have a rocking time. including charges of Satanism. THE USUAL SUSPECTS 5. and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see.. become a movie star. And none of the 3 actors in this movie were even nominated for an Oscar. and most of these songs have attained a cult status of their own. which makes up part of the movie title? LA. you could even be discovered.What is X. Yes it was also the year when Braveheart won over other contenders like Apollo 13 and Il Postino. Unfortunately. One of my all time favorite songs is ³Hotel California´ by the Eagles.´ Thus begins the opening voiceover of this 1997 thriller which is again acclaimed as one of the best film noir thrillers. Life is good in X. it's paradise on Earth.Cujan and Kobayashi are «««««.. like other deserving movies it was washed away by the Titanic wave that year. Every working man can have his own house.. soul this quiz is for u all. But many interpret it as a statement against the excesses of the American materialism and more ." Ha ha ha ha. all-American family. in this wonderful thriller of the 1995. anyway. The opening beats are just too good. pop. the beaches are wide and inviting. So to all those who love their rock. That's what they tell you. or at least see one. ³Come to X! The sun shines bright. Down the line many interpretations have been given to this song. country.
The theme song for Rocky III. which also had Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland. it was considered as a commentary on the quality of school education then prevalent.ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE 5. X wrote this song. The song is actually a call to the protagonist to get back the edge and his hunger for being the champion.Y and the song. One of the best songs of all time and rated as one of the greatest British rock songs.POLICE.EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE 3. this was the band¶s biggest hit song and the #1 song of 1982. Name this plant whose name is often taken in a different context. In the opening lines we have this statement ³Warm smell of colitas rising up in the air´. After separating from his first wife Frances Tomelty. MARIJUANA 2. which by the way also featured in a Philips ad in 1991. That proved to be an inspiration for this song. STING. The song was the biggest hit of the year. Name this song. Colitas is a spanish word meaning ³Little Buds´ referring to the tiny buds found on this plant. PHIL COLLINS. Name X. X insisted that the song in reality was about an obsessive stalker. And it was also performed by this band on . EYE OF THE TIGER 4. But X¶s insistence on singing the song alone led to the break up of the band. X was a member of band Y.so on drugs. And it is considered as one of the best motivational songs in many boxing sessions. and though many consider it as a love song. This singer was on a visit to Washington DC when he saw people sleeping on the streets in the bitter cold and snow. Name the singer and the song.
Song of the Year and Best Male Pop vocal. This song was one of two ideas proposed by Roger Waters to the band. BORN IN THE USA 8. Some one fired a flare gun and the entire casino was on fire.1990. SMOKE ON THE WATER 10. featured in the MTV video version of this song.The band later relocated to another studio. Name the song. One of the lead member¶s girlfriend. Name this song. in dedication of his 4 year old son Conor. TEARS OF HEAVEN 7. in reality it was meant to protest against the way the Vietnam veterans were treated in US after they arrived back from the war. This band was at a casino in Montreux. Elton John . And ending with a sitter. Switzerland to record their album Machine head. 59 secs.July 21.. which later became a solo song. who fell to death from the window of his 53rd floor apartment. Though promoted as a patriotic song. Stephanie Seymour. but this incident formed the basis for the band¶s all time hit song. this song is one of the longest Top 10 hits and also contains the longest guitar solo played in a hit song. At 8 minutes. This song was originally titled as ³Vietnam´ and it got it¶s name from the original title of the 1987 movie Light of Day directed by Paul Schrader. Name this song. to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. WE DONT NEED NO EDUCATION 6. the other one was The Pros and Cons of Hitchiking. Lovely solo written by Eric Clapton himself. This song won the Grammy for Record of the Year. NOVEMBER RAIN 9. Name this song. Name this song. an actress herself.
But to whom was this song originally dedicated to? MARILYN MONROE (4 Comments |Comment on this) 7:58 pm The Sci Fi Quiz This Quiz is again dedicated to one of my favorite topics Sci fi movies or Science Fiction movies more specifically. THE 3 COGS WHO CAN SEE THE FUTURE 2) Spielberg¶s 1977 sci fi classic ³Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind´ dealt with aliens visiting the earth and the UFO phenomenon. ³Z would not have been possible without copies of my script being available in US´-X. So I am restricting this Quiz to well known and not so well known Sci fi movies. 1) ³Agatha´. Identify X. And I assure fans of special quizzes dedicated to Star Wars and Matrix series.Y . Sci fi itself is a very generic term and could cover a vast area.performed ³Candle in the Wind´ at the time of Diana¶s death. The climax of the movie is shot around a famous natural landmark of the US. ³Dashiell´ and ³Arthur´ apart from being names of famous detective writers. are also the nicknames of characters in a sci fi movie. Which all time great sci fi movie I am referring to and who are these characters?( 2 Points) MINORITY REPORT. Which landmark is this? DEVILS MOUNTAIN 3) ³I was a kid in high school when X¶ s script was circulating in Hollywood´-Y. Well not many questions regarding the Star Wars and Matrix series but they are a whole category by themselves. considering that some of them had real great stories and scripts. I find it surprising that to date not a single sci fi movie won the Best Picture Award.
Samuel Jackson and wonder of wonders a fully clothed Sharon Stone in a totally different role. COCOON 8) Ridley Scott¶s Alien featured around an alien attacking members of a space ship.Y-STEVEN SPIELBERG.it is based on a novel of the same name by Carl Sagan. ³Hawkins´. who are rejuvenated by alien presence in their swimming pool. X-SATYAJIT RAY. CONTACT 7) Another good sci film of the 80¶s directed by Ron Howard. Name the movie. One of my favorite ones. the plot revolves around a group of elderly citizens in an old age home. thanks to it¶s energetic pace and of course one of the best background scores. JOSEPH CONRAD 9) This word refers to the 30 denarius received by Judas for betraying Jesus Christ and is the name of one of the . Name this movie. SPHERE 5) In which sci fi movie would you find ³Dutch´.Z-ET 4) Based on Michael Crichton¶s 1987 novel. was about the discovery of a spaceship on the ocean floor and the mysterious vibrations emitted by it. Name the author. ³Dillon´. The name of the spaceship ³Nostromo´ is derived from the name of a character in a novel of the same name by a very famous author. this 1998 movie starring Dustin Hoffman. PREDATOR 6) Pretty good but somewhat underrated sci fi movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Jodie Foster as a scientist searching for SETI .´Blain´ and ³Mac´.and Z.
He escapes from the virtual facility and has to be tracked down by the cop played by Denzel Washington. Who is this character? LUCIFEROUS 10) Morpheus the character played by Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix is the Greek God of «««.. Name this movie. ³Jupiter Mission 18 months later´ and ³Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite´. ³TMA-1´. DIFFERENT PARTS OF 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (Comment on this) 2:27 pm Cybermania Quiz This quiz is dedicated to what i do for a living. though the Academy in it usual fashion refused to even consider it. The character in the movie is a traitor and in fact his full name rhymes with a name of Satan. BLADE RUNNER 13) This 1995 sci fi movie stars Rusell Crowe as SID 6.characters in the Matrix. What is the sub title given to the first of the Star Wars movies released in 1977? This was done by George Lucas after the release of ³The Empire Strikes Back´. and gives me my daily bread. Name the movie. VIRTUOSITY 14) Ok just connect the following ³Dawn of Man´. SLEEP 11) Sitter. A NEW HOPE 12) One of the best sci fi movies. Yes its the IT field.7 a particularly vicious virtual villain character created by LETAC to train cops. Agent Smith refers to him as´ Mr Reagan´. The name of this movie is taken from a novel by Alan Nourse and refers to a smuggler of black market surgical implements. and being an IT professional myself this topic .
This word means ³Our Sea´ as how the Romans used to refer to the Mediterranean affectionately. EFF 5. After the War. Connect ³Nashville´. He finally comitted suicide in 1954 and his later part of his career was crippled by the fact that he was a gay.is dear to me. John Gilmore. MARE NOSTRUM 2.During WWII he played a major part in breaking the Enigma code. . John Barlow and had its genesis in a raid on Steve Jackson Games by US Government. he showed inclination towards math and science at an early age. ³Cairo´ and ³Neptune´ with respect to Windows OS. This organization was also mentioned in Dan Brown¶s ³Digital Fortress´. he worked on one of the earliest computersManchester Mark 1 at University of Manchester. What was founded by Mitch Kapor. And considering that a sizeable amount of quizzers are geeks.2005. TEST VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 4. as i have not made it too technical. In 1990 the US Government launched a nation wide crackdown on ««««. with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem´ in 1936. Born to a British civil servant in the Indian town of Chatrapur in 1911.. Name this computer which was unveiled on April 12. this should appeal to all and even for non geeks i hope this is interesting enough. ALAN TURING 3. Name this brilliant computer scientist. 1. It runs on Linux and features Blade Center JS20 blade servers and is currently located in Barcelona.. He made an impact with his paper ³On Computable Numbers. He proposed a test for computing the Artificial Intelligence of a computer. It is currently the name of the world¶s 4th most powerful super computer and Europe¶s most powerful super computer.
This above quote is taken from the Hemmingway classic The Old Man and the Sea. Name this telecom giant. and calls it the Brown Ring of Quality. when Dogbert was asked to design a new company logo. It was merged with US Telecom and in 1991 the company changed its official name too. Abilene. SPRINT 8. Connect AT&T¶s Globe logo with Star Wars series. Andy Becholsteim . it choose it¶s current brand name in 1986. Identify this telecom company. if you can hit 'em. Kansas. It changed it¶s name to United Telecom in 1972. Bill Joy. After its tie up with Southern Pacific Communications Company. In the Dilbert comic strip.which was dubbed as Operation Sundevil.««««« VINOD KHOSLA-FOUNDERS OF SUN (Comment on this) 2:22 pm Bibliomania Quiz ) Complete this quote "Shoot all the bluejays you want . Which telecom companies logo is being parodied here? LUCENT 9. founded as Brown Telephone Company by Cleyson Brown in 1899. he takes a piece of paper that his coffee cup was sitting on. but remember it's a sin ------------" TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 2) Connect the books "Death in the Afternoon" by Ernest Hemmingway and "Or I'll dress You In Mourning" by Domnique Lapierre and Larry Collins. DEATH STAR IS PATTERENED ON AT&T'S LOGO 10. it . BOTH DEAL WITH BULL FIGHTING 3) "They say his father was a fisherman. HACKING 6. Maybe he was poor as we are and would understand".Which real life sportsperson is being referred to in this quote? JOE DI MAGGIO 4) One of my favorite books as a child. Complete the list Scott MC Nealy.
purple in north. Leon Uris was also a Hollywood screenplay writer. The novel took it's title from the address of the command post of Jewish resistance in the city.an artist who dissatisfied with the Western Civilization leaves for Tahiti and spends his last days there. the restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower is named after a very famous French novelist. The book uses a character Phaedrus as the central character of those stories.Wells. MILA 18 10) Apart from being famous as a novelist. but his first original screenplay was for an all time classic Western starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. Which movie? . Its capital is Emerald City. Leon Uris next novel was about the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.deals with the adventures of David Balfour and highlander Alan Breck in the Scottish moors. Seems like a pretty Derek O Brien type of question.Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and The Six Pence deals with the story of Charles Strickland.yellow in the east and blue in the west. On which artist's real life story is this based? PAUL GAUGUIN 8) This bestseller book has the narrator using the concept of Chautaquas or short stories to convey his thoughts as he undertakes a cross country journey in US on his bike. Which book? ZEN AND ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE 9) After Exodus. OZ 7) W.red in south. Which place. who is as much a part of France as Napoleon. He wrote the screenplay for movie version of Topaz. but this novelist was considered one of the original sci fi writers along with H. JULES VERNE 6) This fictional place is divided into 4 color coded countries. Which one? KIDNAPPED 5) A piece of trivia.G. Name this novel.
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