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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
STRANGELOVE 9. He has often been called the Modern Prometheus. His crimes were discovered by the cops and he was dubbed the ³Springwood Slasher´. Who? DR. He was a serial killer and used to prey on kids. One of the most popular screen villains of all time.to gain control over the affliction of alien hand syndrome. FRANKENSTEIN 10. He is the spirit of a child . 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. He leaves his family in Geneva to study modern science at Ingolstatdt in Germany. During his high school days he met a waitress Loretta Johnson and married her. 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.
Dortmund. Which one? LAGER 2. Greyhound. The literal meaning of this German word means ³double goer´. It has been adapted to an English term meaning the ghostly double of a living person. And this dog was achieved by the cross breeding of many breeds like Rottweiler. Fill in the blanks to give the full name of the dog.. Very much used in . malted barley and water between 5 C and 15 C that causes bottom fermentation. Great Dane. This beverage takes it¶s name from a German word meaning ³to store´. Name this character and the series of movies in which he was the central villain. Pilsner are some popular varieties of this drink. He wanted a dog that was strong. loyal. Brewed primarily from hops. German Shepherd Dog and ««««. Louis ««««.serial killer and has the tendency to attack kids in their dreams.( 2 points) FREDDY KRUGER. DOBBERMAN 3. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (20 Comments |Comment on this) 10:22 am English Words of German Origin 1. was a tax collector in 1890 who needed a protection dog to guard him. Helles. Another meaning of this word is where you catch your own image out of corner of your eye. intelligent and fierce.
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. From a German expression meaning ³damage and joy´. What is X. Which word? ERSATZ 5. ACK ACK 6. the term in English refers to any cheap replacement for a product. During WW2 the German 88 was one of the best known artillery pieces. Another theory holds that it is connected to a German verb meaning ³to scrape up mud from the street´. The word eventually came to mean ³to slap a work of art together´. It is commonly characterized as a ³sick pleasure´ or the . Also used as an expression of disgust. X is a short form of the German word for anti aircraft gun. It was a series of anti aircraft guns which were referred to officially as 8. which is of much inferior quality compared to the original one. KITSCH 7. Which term ? DOPPELGANGER 4. It appealed to the crass tastes of the noveau riche Munich bourgeoisie who tried to ape the culture of the traditional German elite.Hollywood horror movies.36 or 37. Literally meaning ³substitute´ in German.8cm X 18. which is also used in English language in another context also. its literal meaning is ³ to take pleasure from some one else misfortune´.
this should be a sitter for you. 2006 1:11 pm Hollywood Biopics Quiz I round off my list of quizzes for 2005 with another one on my fav topic-Hollywood. SCHAUDENFREUDE 8. It basically describes the process of descending down a fixed rope. Also called as rapelling. So awaiting ur replies in 2006 and once more WISH U ALL A HAPPY NEW . Also an abbreviation of the German designation for tanks during WW2 which when translated into English meant ³Armored Combat Vehicle´. It is the German word for ³armor´. LEITMOTIF 9. This term used mostly in mountaineering means ³to rope down´ in German. i have made it quite easier. and keeping the year end spirit in mind. rapping. snapelling. PANZER (Comment on this) Monday. If you are a WW2 buff. The literal meaning of this German word means ³the leading theme´. ABSEIL 10.human tendency to make fun of people less fortunate than us. And this term is used in music. January 16th. This time its on Hollywood biopics. literature basically to represent a repeating musical score or a recurring theme in a literary work.
The movie however was criticized for showing Collin¶s rival Eamon De Valera in a negative light. usually seen as the bad guy in Hollywood movies. Jerry Bruckheimer and Joel Schumacher are usually remembered for all those typical Hollywood action blockbusters. The 1996 movie Michael Collins about the Irish revolutionary leader who was later assassinated had Liam Neeson playing the title role. The 1992 biopic ³Hoffa´ about the controversial Teamsters Union leader ³Jimmy Hoffa´ starred Jack Nicholson in the title role. 1. 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. 1934: Claudette Colbert. Name the movie VERONICA GUERNIN 3.YEAR. 1963: ? . Which actor. played the role of Valera? ALAN RICKMAN 4. 1917: Theda Bara. Which actor directed the movie and also played the role of Hoffa¶s associate Bobby Ciaro? DANNY DE VITO 2.
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. In the 1965 movie The Agony and The Ecstasy . This British actor who played the role of Pope Julius II however refused to grow a beard for the role. and even put a rod in his nose. Which real life political leader played a cameo in the movie as a teacher? NELSON MANDELA 8. to make it look broken. Charlton Heston played the role of Michaelangelo. Which actor? REX HARRISON 6. What started as a result of it? DISCLAIMER ABOUT ANIMALS NOT BEING HARMED 7. had Denzel Washington in the lead role. 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.
MOTORCYCLE DAIRIES 10. 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. and all my Quizzes would be appearing out on here. Name the band. Should be a sitter. before Angela Basset finally played the role. the eulogy was delivered by a relatively unknown actor Brock Peters.M 9.Automatic for the People. 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. Malcolm Johnson a reporter with the now defunct New York Sun won a Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for a series . 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. 1.E. R. who traveled along with Alberto Granado on the La Poderosa which means the ³Mighty One´ and what resulted because of it? CHE GUEVARA. When Gregory Peck died in 2003.
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. Finian¶s Rainbow. ON THE WATERFRONT 3. He however shot into fame as a director of a movie regarded as a classic in it¶s genre. X starred in the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo¶s Nest as Murphy and bought the rights to the novel. The .called Crime -------------. This series would be the basis for an all time great American classic. 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. Name the movie. He got his first major break when he won the Best Screenplay Award along with Edmund North for Patton in 1970. However with no major studio wanting to risk this movie. Who? FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 5. Ford approached Republic Studios which was noted for it¶s B Grade movies. 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.
Which role am I referring to? INDIANA JONES 7. the first stop on her much-publicized.movie was a success in spite of John Wayne not playing his typical cowboy role. as thousands cheer the gracious young member of one of Europe's oldest ruling families. Selleck would later appear in a similar sort of movie called High Road to China. where her Highness dedicated the new International Aid Building and christened an ocean liner. She gets a royal welcome from the British. And so to Rome. Nick Nolte and Peter Coyote were some of the other choices. the Eternal City. Tim Matheson. goodwill tour of European capitals. but he declined as he was busy with his TV serial Magnum PI. Name the movie. where the . Tom Selleck was originally considered for this role. And Republic Studios had their first Oscar nomination in 17 years for Best Movie. where she attended many official functions designed to cement trade relations between her country and the Western European nation. Then went to Paris. Ann flew to Amsterdam. After three days of continuous activity and a visit to Buckingham Palace. ³Paramount News brings you a special coverage of Princess Ann's visit to London. THE QUIET MAN 6.
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´. Which movie was that? RIO BRAVO 9.Princess' visit was marked by a spectacular military parade´ Opening sequence of which movie? ROMAN HOLIDAY 8. 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. Before taking the final title from a quote in Shakespeare¶s Hamlet. Name the movie NORTH BY NORTH WEST 10. Breathless. 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. 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. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY THE SCORES Tuppence-5 .
5 Hitler-5 Arindam-5 Ramanujam-4 Shafeek-7 Vijay-3 Sri Harsha-10( Thanks for comments) K. Complete it to get the name of the Academy award winning movie based on a real life event. Whom am I referring to? . Hope you enjoy this quiz well. unfold! Bring me my «««´.A. December 30th. 1) ³Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my spear! O clouds.5 Neelakantan-10 Rajesh-4 (Comment on this) Friday.Balasubramaniam-7 Balaji-3 Priyananda-4 Harikrishnan-5 Tipu-10 Karthik-7 Madhav-7 Dhananjay-3. 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.5 Raja Manoor-10 Sumnanth-10 Vikram-9 Sid Menon-5 Sreeram-6. 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. The title of the movie derives it¶s name from the autobiography of this person.Rajnish-5.
Which real life person did he play? EARL WARREN 6) One of Robert Redford¶s best movies as a director. Often criticized as ³Dances with facts´ for it¶s wild conspiracy theories. Name this movie. 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.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. QUIZ SHOW . it ironically had the real life Jim Garrison playing the role of a person to whom he was bitterly opposed. this 1994 movie starring Ralph Fiennes was about a _________ scandal of the 1950¶s. 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). it does not have any background score at all. It chronicles the rise and fall of Charles Van Doren one of the most popular contestants on this TV program.
Name the movie. 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.7) The 1980 WW2 movie starring Gregory Peck.but i still love these novels.. 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. Name the movie. The movie is also about this notorious Nazi camp commandant of Plaszow who was played by Ralph Fiennes. THE SEA WOLVES 8) Henri Charriere was also nicknamed as «««. 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. The Cold war might be over. This man was one of the cruellest of the Nazis it was said about him ³ When you saw ««. you saw death´. and i am sure there r many like me out here. I tried to make up a decent quiz over this and dont feel its very good. the French word for ³Butterfly´. Roger Moore and David Niven is based on the novel Boarding Party. .. 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.
The US Navy is eager to develop a nuclear defense system using a very rare mineral called Byzanium.. 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 «««.FUNERAL IN BERLIN 3.. Bill Haydon¶s second in command George Smiley the lead character.SPY 5. House Under Water.SOLDIER. Also made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Pierce ³Bond´ Brosnan.«. This Forsyth novel deals with a KGB plot masterminded by Kim Philby to detonate a nuclear device in London. chief of the London Branch Roy Bland. 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.TAILOR. Identify X to get the name of this novel by Clive Cussler which is quite a . TINKER..1. Also made into a movie starring Clint Eastwood. IPCRESS FILE. FIREFOX 4. What is the Circus referred to here. The only known source of this lies in X. the current head of the Circus Bill Haydon. Percy Alleline. Code named as ³Plan Aurora´ . Billion Dollar Brain. THE 4TH PROTOCOL 2. One of the best Cold War series of novels. Complete the series( 2 points): «.it is ultimately foiled by the British secret service. From the fictional air base of Bilyarsk.
Which novel am I speaking about? THE OSTERMANN WEEKEND 9. dealing with the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis. These missiles were used for the first time extensively in the Falklands war. RAISE THE TITANIC 6. Leon Uris generally known for his historical themes covering Israel( Exodus). One of Maclean¶s lesser known novels. but who is in reality being manipulated by George Smiley to infiltrate the East German secret service.O. Also made into a 1965 movie starring Richard Burton.it deals with a British agent Michael Reynold¶s attempt to help a Hungarian scientist defect from Budapest. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (Comment on this) 4:07 pm Hollywood Movie Directors . John Tanner. EXOCET 7. TOPAZ 10. 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. came up with this novel. The movie however was a major turkey at the B. Lawrence Fasset a CIA agent suspects the others in the party are KGB agents. Another well known Cold War novel tells the story of Alec Lemas a British spy who defects to East Germany.popular thriller bestseller. Which novel? THE SECRET WAYS 8. Its notable for it¶s climax on the snow swept roof of a train. Richard Tremayne and Maxwell Danforth meet for the weekend at Tanner¶s country home. Name it. the Warsaw Ghetto( Mila 18).
He started his career as an extra in Danny Kaye¶s ³The Secret Life of Walter Mitty´. 1. this director was born to a Catholic family in Missouri. the largest industrial film production company and during this time directed a series of industrial short movies to promote their products. he migrated to England where along with another blacklisted writer Michael Wilson. He directed the 1963 anti war movie The Victors. A leading light of the naturalistic movement in Hollywood. Born to a working class Jewish family in Chicago. During the Mc Carthy years in the 1950¶s. Name the director and the movie. when he was offered this movie script rejected by 15 other directors and it went on to become a critical and commercial success also. He started his career as a screen writer in Hollywood. MASH 2. Due to his constant fights with Jack Warner. In 1955 he came up with his first feature ³The Delinquents´ a low budget flick on teenage crime. which itself is taken to be a satire on Mc Carthyism. he joined the American Left in 1930. In 1950 he joined the Calvin Company. He directed some of the episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.This is a Quiz on famous English movie directors and the movies which made em famous(or even infamous). However due to Hollywood¶s boycott. He however had his major breakthrough in 1969. He received an Academy nomination for High Noon. Ironically we in India. the wrote the script for The Bridge on the River Kwai. he was blacklisted due to his early years in the Communist Party and his refusal to testify. he developed a dislike for the Hollywood system which was to be seen in one of his later movies The Player in 1992. would remember him for giving the . ROBERT ALTMAN.
he served in US Army Air Corps as a major and won an Academy for his documentary The Fighting Lady.During the 1993 Sundance movie festival. He often said that his experience of growing up as a minority. Name the director and the movie. .BEN HUR 4. Jewish and gay.location and crew. Born in France. influenced his development of this series of sci fi movies. the founder of Universal Pictures. GUNS OF NAVARONNNE 3. It however won only two Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. he discussed this story idea with his friend Christopher Mc Quarrie. CARL FOREMAN. he was the nephew of Carl Leammle. He won Academy Awards in 1942 and 1946 for his movies Mrs. During the War.Miniver and The Best Years of Our Lives. He started his career with Universal and later relocated MGM for which he directed classics like Jezebel and Wuthering Heights. 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. 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. Known for his perfectionism and total control over story.screenplay for a movie regarded as a classic in the war genre and which is quintessentially Hollywood. however he would always be remembered for this 1954 classic for which he won his 3rd Oscar. Name this script writer and the movie I am referring to. And the outcome was this 1995 movie regarded as one of the best movies in the thriller genre.
In 1939 he directed The Woman with an all female star cast and the 1940 classic The Philadelphia Story starring his favorite Katherine Hepburn. In 1954 he made his first color movie A Star is Born starring Judy Garland. he started his Hollywood career in 1929 with Paramount Pictures as a co director before he made his debut with Tarnished Lady in 1931. for his screen adaptation of a well known play. He is also known to have written the scripts for Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report. GEORGE CUKOR. Name the director and the 1964 movie I am referring to.Name the director and any one of those landmark movies. USUAL SUSPECTS 5. He was originally supposed to direct Gone With the Wind.BRYAN SINGER. his parents fled Hungary after the 1956 revolution there. JAMES DARAPONT. His last movie was 1981 Rich and Famous saw the debut of Meg Ryan into Hollywood.SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. His first movie as a director was Burried Alive a TV movie. 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. Born in France. And in 1964 he won his first Academy Award for Best Director. but due to his gay habits he was removed.MY FAIR LADY 6. Born to Hungarian parents in New York. His current project is Fahrenheit 451 based on Ray Bradbury¶s novel of same name. He also directed Greta Garbo in her last screen appearance 2 Faced Woman. THE GREEN MILE . He left Paramount and joined RKO where he directed a series of hits like David Copperfield and Little Women.
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. Martin Brest was well known as a director due to Beverly Hills Cop and the often underrated Midnight Run. Who is he and what was the name of the book he wrote based on his travels? CHE GUEVERA. 1. SCENT OF A WOMAN. Scott ended up directing the other one True Romance which established himself as an auteur himself. Name both those movies. Scott was introduced to a bright enthusiastic video store clerk called X. QUENTIN TARANTION. After the twin debacles of The Last Boy Scout and Hudson Hawk. but he found himself on the other extreme in 2003. brother of Ridley Scott. His next movie Meet Joe Black was nothing great. MOTORCYCLE DIARIES . X offered him samples of his scripts to read. when this movie directed by him was a critical and financial disaster and it won a record 6 Razzies. Though Scott liked both. In 1951 as a medical student. Tony Scott.GIGLI 8. 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. RESERVOIR DOGS (2 Comments |Comment on this) 4:04 pm Mixed Bag Quiz-II Another mixed bag Quiz from me.7. X refused to part with one of his scripts as he wanted to direct that movie himself. Name X and the movie.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.
Name the Hindi version.Sandhurst Square.2. This word is originally derived from a Greek word meaning ³A Burnt sacrifice ordered to Gods´. Another origin is from the sacrifice Jews were required to make on Torah.London W1. This fictional character¶s address is 56B Whitehaven Mansions. NUREMBERG 4. Name it. We are familiar with this word in a totally different context. about a lone juror played by Fonda who believes in the innocence of the defendant. HOLOCAUST 3. 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 German city gained notoriety for being the first city in the Medieval ages to have Iron Maiden torture device. EK RUKA HUA FAISLA 5. Name this place. He boasted to his friend and partner Arthur Hastings. Michael Caine plays the role of the thief Charlie Crocker who leads the team. From 1933 to 1938 it was a center for holding Nazi congress. It was a center for Renaissance in 15th and 16th centuries. It was remade into an equally good Hindi movie by Basu Chatterjee and premiered as a TV movie. The 1957 movie 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda is one of the finest Hollywood movies. This is from the Greek and Roman pagan custom where burnt animals were offered to Gods of the earth and nether world. that he could solve a case by using his little gray cells. In the movie The Italian Job. Who? HERCULES POIROT 6.
Like them or hate em. on which real life character is the other Pig Snowball modeled on? LEON TROTSKY 10. and random acts of extreme violence. Hint: The word means Peacock and also the name of a popular Indian college Youth Fest. SAARANG (Comment on this) 4:01 pm Cult Movies Quiz There are movies and there are cult movies. 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. Tarantino.Kubrick here comes your quiz. Also made into a critically acclaimed movie. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. 1. He tells his story in a teen slang called Nadsat which combines 18th century Russian and English slang.8. you cant ignore em. rape. Napoleon the lead Pig is clearly modeled on Josef Stalin. His main pleasures in life are classical music. This Quiz is dedicated to movies which have achieved a cult status of their own. This novel deals with career of a 15 year old teen Alex DeLarge. ANTHONY BURGESS 9. So for all fans of Burton. In the by now famous cult sci fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The setting used for the 1986 movie . In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. Name the book. then what is the name given to the helicopter formation display team of IAF. the movie starts off with Richard Strauss¶s ³Thus Spake Zarathusthra´. If Surya Kiran is the fixed wing aerobatic display team of IAF.
EASY RIDER 7. BATMAN 3. this 1999 movie revolves around an anonymous narrator. In which cult comedy classic would you find ³Hawkeye´. ´Trapper John´. The narrator later meets Tyler Durden at a bar and discusses with him about materialism and the modern male. X gives the name of . FIGHT CLUB 6.S.´The Bonnie Situation´. who works as an accident investigator for an automobile firm. Name this cult movie. sexually frustrated young man of 26 from the Midwest.It lay unused for some time and was again reused as a major set piece in this 1989 movie.H 5. and volunteers to work the overnight shift "anytime. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk.A. The Diner(Part 1). has recently been discharged from the Marines. The Diner(Part II)Connect all these events to come up with the name of a cult classic movie. Jackrabbit Slims. Name the movie.´Hot Lips´ and ³Dago Red´? M. Vince & Jules. Directed by Dennis Hopper who played one of the lead roles in the movie. anywhere". Travis Bickle an alienated. 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´. ³Duke´. Should be a sitter.´The Gold Watch´.Aliens depicting the Alien nest was not dismantled after the movie was shot. its considered a cult movie of it¶s genre. PULP FICTION 4. He suffers from insomnia and consequently takes a job as a X in New York City. Bickle spends his spare time watching pornography in seedy theaters.
Hope all you people enjoy it out here.the movie. i am comming up with my second Quiz on books. Awaiting replies and feedback. TAXI DRIVER 8. ³Robbie´. Name the movie. This 1990 sci fi movie is based on a short story by Philip k Dick ³We Can Remember It for You Wholesale´. The entire play revolves around two tramps Vladimir and Estragon. Bibliomania-II. ´Liar´ are some of the stories in this collection of 9 sci fi . The movie takes it¶s title from the name of a bio terrorism group called ³The Army of the ----------³. 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. This 1995 cult sci fi movie was directed by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam and based on French short movie La Jetee. Name the play. 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. this play was originally written in French as En attendant____. ´Reason´. ³Runaround´. WAITING FOR GODOT 2. Name the movie. It¶s the story of Douglas Quaid a construction worker who purchases a virtual vacation to Mars. X was directed by one of the masters of the cult movie Tim Burton. TOTAL RECALL 9. ´Catch that Rabbit´. 1.
who marries into . a prodigy and a heir to a fortune in copper industry. The basic theme of the novel is that independent. The book starts with Rocket Summer(January1999) and ends with The Million Year Picnic(October 2026). This novel centers around 3 main characters Dagny Tagart. a Trinidadian of Indian origin.Garcia fed the Nazis with false information. ATLAS SHRUGGED 5.Ohio and The Grapes of Wrath as influences for the structure of the book. In August 1941. Name the book. Bradbury has credited Winesberg. pretending to control a ring of agents all over England. This 1950 sci fi book by Ray Bradbury was titled as The Silver Locusts in UK. Graham Greene met a double agent called Garcia in Lisbon during his tenure with M16. a rail road executive who has to struggle with the frustrations of the world around her. It¶s the story of Mohun _______. rational thought is the machine driving the world..ROBOT 3. 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. I.Naipaul was his first work to get critical acclaim worldwide.S. a failure in life. OUR MAN IN HAVANA 6. Originally titled as Mind and Iron. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES 4. a steel tycoon and Francisco D¶Anconia. This 1961 novel by V. Name the novel in which Wormwold appears. Hank Rearden.stories by Isaac Asimov. Name this book.
we gave our today" Yes this Quiz is dedicated to the Indian military an institution which every Indian can be justifiably proud of.the family of Tulsi. a strong willed leader who becomes interested in mysteries of universe. Which book? A HOUSE FOR MOHUN BISWAS 7. and revolves around it¶s founder Jose Arcadio Buendia. Also made into a 1980 movie. tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow. Kurt Vonnengut¶s 1969 best seller novel Slaughter House 5 revolves around an American POW captured by the Nazis. Name the book. He has trampled out the vintage where the ______ are stored. BOMBING OF DRESDEN 9. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible. GRAPES OF WRATH 10. The book starts off with this infamous incident during WW2 which forms the backdrop. which was also made into a succesful movie. His Truth is marching on!" Just fill in the blank to get the name of the book. This all time great novel is set in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE 8. SPHINX (Comment on this) 3:57 pm Jai Jawan Quiz When you go home. swift sword. This 1979 novel by Robin Cook is his only book which doesn¶t deal with a medical topic and centers around an archaeological search. An . Name this incident.
an emergency operation these people are always in the forefront. which military operation carried out by Indian Navy was codenamed as Operation Trident? BOMBING OF KARACHI HARBOR 4. proud to be born as an Indian. Which one? INDIAN COAST GUARD 3. In 1961 the Param Vir Chakra was . Also known as Snow Warriors. this regiment was raised on June 1. Originally called USS Diablo. this military service has the Sanskrit motto ³Vaayam Rakshaamah´ meaning ³We Protect´ on it¶s coat of arms. Be it a natural calamity. a war. LADAKH SCOUTS 2.1963 with 8 companies drawn from 7th and 14th battalions of J&K militia. 1.1978. PNS GHAZI 5.1971 by the destroyer INS Rajput and was a major loss for Pakistan. i hava first hand experience of the tough lives they lead. Created on Aug 19. every time they have come forward and laid their lives so that we can sleep peacefully. Name this. Jai Jawan. and i salute those men in uniform who rise to the occasion without fail. Name the regiment. this Pakistani submarine was sunk off the coast of Vishakapatnam on Dec 3. Rated as one of the best armies in the world. Following the 1962 Indo China War.institution which really makes me and i hope every Indian on Quiznet. As my bro in law himself serves in the Army. 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. During the 1971 Indo Pakistan war. And this is my humble tribute to these people.
In 1973 he became independent India¶s first and only officer in active service to be appointed as Field Marshal.S. This Indian military regiment is the only one to produce 3 Army ChiefsGen S. This was the first time the award went to a person who was involved in a military operation outside India. Its motto is ³Parakramo Vijayate´ meaning Valor alone Triumphs and their war cry is Kalika Mata ki Jai. KUMAON REGIMENT 8. Name the division.M.Asia during WW2 and were nicknamed after a mythical Burmese beast.Raina.E. This has often been called as the Indian Alamo. Gen K. They played a major role in the jungle battles of S. In which country was the operation held? CONGO 6. the highest honor. CHINDITS 9.Sriganesh. LA REANG 7. Out of 118 men. This division was founded by a British army officer Charles Wingate and their official name was the 77th Indian infantry brigade. During the 1962 Indo China war. Name him. Company C. Name this place which has gone down as one of the 10 most heroic stands in history. 109 men died.13 Kumaon Regiment fought a last stand under the command of Major Shaitan Singh. SAM MANECKSHAW .awarded posthumously to Capt Gurbachan Singh Salaria of 1st Gorkha Rifles.Thimayya and Gen T.N. by Indira Gandhi in recognition of his leadership during the 1971 Indo Pak war. Name the regiment noted for it¶s fighting prowess. 5 were captured and only 4 survived.
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. In which Pakistani city was the hijacked Indian Airlines plane blown up on 30 January. i was just dumbstruck. 1971? 2. Me being a war afficionado. Named after Lord Shiva¶s mythical bow. 1. 1971? 4. I sent a mail to Quiznet but due to some technical problem it has bounced back. who took over as the acting President of the provisional Bangladesh Government? 3. and as i walked through the Quiz. It was a straight lift. I am pasting the quiz out here. Anyway i am putting up this Quiz out here for u guys to See it. what is it. What name was given to the seat of the provisional government of Bangladesh formed in exile on 17 April. 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. 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? . Who served as the Prime Minister of the provisional Bangladesh Government? 5. This Multi Barrel Rocket System developed by DRDO for the Indian army was developed in 1983. what we call in our language "makki-ki-makki" copy. i promptly opened up the Quiz. December 23rd.10. PINAKA (Comment on this) Friday. Which former officer of the Royal Indian Army Service was appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the Bangladeshi armed forces in April 1971? 6. After Sheikh Mujibur Rahman¶s arrest in March 1971.
7. decimated Pakistani tanks troops on 4 December. Which 16000 strong wing of the Mukti Bahin blew up all bridges between Tangail and Dhaka and was named after its leader? 14. Which important Bangladesh city was the first to be helicopter borne Indian troops? 16. Which fighter-bomber aircraft of the IAF. On 4 December. Commander Inder Singh. named? 13. On 3 December. sank the PNS Ghazi off the coast of Vishankaptnam? 17. Which town on the banks of the Munawar Wali Tawi. On which town famous for its saris. was later renamed after the Pakistani officer who captured it? 10. Which Pakistani Captain¶s defense of Kamalapur in the Meghalaya sector earned a special mention by Field Marshall S H F J Manekshaw? 15. was sunk by the Indian navy? 12. along with its compatriot µShah Jahan¶. in . ceded to Pakistan at the Shimla Agreement. commanded by Lt. based in Jaislamer. were Indian paratroopers first dropped on 11 December? 11. Which division of the Indian Army was holding Longewala when it was attacked on 4 December? 8. between the Chenab and the Chander Bagher. After which part of a bird¶s anatomy was the strategic salient in Jammu. Which commander of the 300 Sea Hawk squadron of the aircraft carrier Vikrant was awarded the Maha Vira Chakra? 9. which 2500 ton Pakistani destroyer. which Indian naval ship.
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. 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 .i assumed that there could be something common. When i was looking through first few questions. At what point did Indians first breach the Padma River? 19.the battle of Longewala? 18. but all 24 questions and i knew I was looking at a con job of the first order. 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. December 8th. Current Mood: angry (Comment on this) Thursday. took asylum with the International Red Cross in Dhaka? 20. Which future Bangladesh ambassador to India represented the Mukti Bahini at the surrender ceremony in Dhaka? 23. 2005 12:09 pm IT Pioneers Quiz This is one more IT quiz. Who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his inspired leadership during the battle for Basantar? 24. 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 Navy Day commemorates the Indian Navy¶s first attack on which Pakistani city on 4 December? 21.
Born Janos Lajos Margittai in Budapest to a Jewish family. It was originally called as Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator(ASCC) and later renamed as Harvard Mark 1. HOWARD AIKEN 2. he was nicknamed as ³Jancsi´. 1. Born on March 9. In 1947 he remarked ³Only 6 electronic digital computers would be needed to satisfy the computing needs of entire US´. The architecture used in non parallel processing computers is named after him and he also founded the field of cellular automata.1900 he obtained his PHd in Physics from Harvard in 1939. and also my way pf saying thanks to em. He invented an electro mechanical computing device to solve differential equations. So hope you guys find it interesting enough. as i earn my bread as an IT professional today. He later improvised on the Harvard Mark series of computers.named after these people. Along with Hans Bethe and Victor Weisskopf he was in the Theory division of the Manhattan project. in 1930 was invited to Princeton where he worked as a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study till his death. And this quiz is my very humble tribute to em. After doing his Phd in Maths from Budapest at the age of 23. JOHN VON NEUMANN 3. 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. Born in England he was a pilot in the RAF during WW2. 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 .
In 1896 he started Tabulating Machine Company and invented first automatic card feed mechanism which laid the foundation for the modern IT industry.F.CODD 4. In 1924 his firm became part of IBM. During this period he worked on the paper ³A Relational model of Data for large shared data banks´ published in 1970. E. He worked on the design of AWK and AMPL languages.center in San Jose. Along with Denis Ritchie he co authored the book on C. In 1889 he filed Patent 395. After he quite 3Com he worked as a columnist for Info World. Along with Jobs he created the Apple 1 in 1975 and on April 1. Born in Buffalo. In 1979 he founded 3 Com. BRIAN KERNIGHAN 6. a computer networking firm. He was inspired by his father and Tom Swift. At the age of 11 he built his own HAM radio set. He developed Jacquard¶s punched card idea to represent census data and then to read and collate data using automatic machine. He also did pioneering research work on Unix environment. 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´.1976 he founded Apple along . 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.782 for this invention. HERMAN HOLLERITH 5. He also coined the term OLAP and wrote the 12 laws of online analytical processing. US to German parents he did his Phd from Columbia in 1890. VINCENT CERF 7. Berkeley and made his own computer. In fact the K in AWK stands for his name.
One of the Academy¶s biggest goof up was in 1941 when Citizen Kane was not even nominated for an Oscar. 1. KEN THOMPSON (1 Comment |Comment on this) Wednesday. November 30th. while his classic Blade Runner. Not exactly true. Well could go on and on. So just check out these unlucky ones. STEVE WOZNIAK 8. And Hollywood often goes for marketing hype. which is certainly not his best. and got just one award for Best Editing. doesn¶t even get a second look. Ridley Scott gets an Oscar for Gladiator. as down the years there have been many choices that have been down right stupid. The only movie that could have ousted it that year was The Maltese Falcon. But I still welcome ur comments and feedback.I am forced to restrict this to just 5 questions. He also wrote the Unix ed editor and the MULTICS programming language. And I assure u of more on this topic. And this when this movie was acclaimed as a landmark movie in American movie history. who didn¶t get to hear ³And the Oscar goes to´. . But both lost out to this John Ford movie about life in a Welsh mining town. it was in no way a match to these two classics. Unfortunately due to lack of time and the slow system in this cyber café. Louisiana he did his Masters from UCAL. see the way Titanic and LOTR have swept the Oscars. Berkeley.with Steve Jobs. In 1969 he was one of the principal creators of Unix along with Ritchie. While the movie was good in it¶s own way. 2005 8:09 pm And the Oscar Never Goes To Hollywood often markets the Oscars as a touchstone for excellence. This quiz is for movies and performances that lost out on deserving Oscars. He made it to Fortune 500 at a very young age of 27. Born in New Orleans. Name the movie.
You never knew. They send you here for life. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. VERTIGO 3. the Academy obviously didn¶t think so as it was not even nominated and the Award that year ultimately went to Gigi. anyways´ In 1994 this movie was nominated for 7 awards including Best Movie and Best Actor. Enough time passes. ±Name the actor and the movie. ³Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. MORGAN FREEMAN. Dave . that's exactly what they take. The tagline for this movie read ³He thought his love was dead. Regarded as one of X¶s all time great masterpieces. The part that counts. First you hate 'em. Some say his father was German. played by one of the most underrated actors but brilliant actor. Fred Fenster. then you get used to 'em.´ Micheal Mc Manus. Verbal Kint. That's institutionalized. 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. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 4. anybody could have worked for Soze. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him.. gets so you depend on them. Nobody believed he was real.Todd Hockney. a typical Hollywood candy floss musical. but to hear Kobayashi tell it. but again the feel good Americana of Forrest Gump ensured that this movie would go empty handed.until he found her in another woman´. ³These walls are kind of funny. Who is X and the movie in question? ALFRED HITCHCOK. That was his power. The movie is narrated by a character Red. Dean Keaton. This all time great classic was based on the 1954 French mystery novel D¶Entre Les Morts by Pierre Bolieau and Thomas Narjecac.HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY 2.
the beaches are wide and inviting. become a movie star. and most of these songs have attained a cult status of their own. it's paradise on Earth. Name this movie.. and land is cheap. in this wonderful thriller of the 1995." Ha ha ha ha. and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. ³Come to X! The sun shines bright. soul this quiz is for u all. 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. or at least see one. But many interpret it as a statement against the excesses of the American materialism and more . Unfortunately. There are jobs aplenty.. including charges of Satanism.What is X. So to all those who love their rock.. a happy. anyway... Life is good in X. Every working man can have his own house. like other deserving movies it was washed away by the Titanic wave that year. THE USUAL SUSPECTS 5. which makes up part of the movie title? LA. 1. which didn¶t even get nominated by the Academy. pop. That's what they tell you. country.Cujan and Kobayashi are «««««. and inside every house. you could even be discovered.. Yes it was also the year when Braveheart won over other contenders like Apollo 13 and Il Postino. and who knows. Enjoy and have a rocking time. all-American family.. You can have all this. Down the line many interpretations have been given to this song. And none of the 3 actors in this movie were even nominated for an Oscar. 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. The opening beats are just too good.
This singer was on a visit to Washington DC when he saw people sleeping on the streets in the bitter cold and snow.Y and the song. which by the way also featured in a Philips ad in 1991. MARIJUANA 2.ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE 5. and though many consider it as a love song.so on drugs.POLICE. STING. And it was also performed by this band on . After separating from his first wife Frances Tomelty. Name this song. Colitas is a spanish word meaning ³Little Buds´ referring to the tiny buds found on this plant. EYE OF THE TIGER 4. Name this plant whose name is often taken in a different context. The song is actually a call to the protagonist to get back the edge and his hunger for being the champion. One of the best songs of all time and rated as one of the greatest British rock songs. which also had Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland. The theme song for Rocky III. PHIL COLLINS. In the opening lines we have this statement ³Warm smell of colitas rising up in the air´. The song was the biggest hit of the year. Name X. But X¶s insistence on singing the song alone led to the break up of the band. X was a member of band Y. That proved to be an inspiration for this song. it was considered as a commentary on the quality of school education then prevalent.EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE 3. Name the singer and the song. X wrote this song. this was the band¶s biggest hit song and the #1 song of 1982. And it is considered as one of the best motivational songs in many boxing sessions. X insisted that the song in reality was about an obsessive stalker.
Elton John . to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. Name the song. in dedication of his 4 year old son Conor. but this incident formed the basis for the band¶s all time hit song. WE DONT NEED NO EDUCATION 6. Name this song. this song is one of the longest Top 10 hits and also contains the longest guitar solo played in a hit song. Some one fired a flare gun and the entire casino was on fire. an actress herself. Name this song. in reality it was meant to protest against the way the Vietnam veterans were treated in US after they arrived back from the war. Name this song. who fell to death from the window of his 53rd floor apartment. Switzerland to record their album Machine head. which later became a solo song.Song of the Year and Best Male Pop vocal. BORN IN THE USA 8. Stephanie Seymour. This song won the Grammy for Record of the Year. TEARS OF HEAVEN 7. And ending with a sitter. Name this song. 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. the other one was The Pros and Cons of Hitchiking. At 8 minutes. Though promoted as a patriotic song. NOVEMBER RAIN 9. Lovely solo written by Eric Clapton himself. SMOKE ON THE WATER 10. This song was one of two ideas proposed by Roger Waters to the band.July 21. This band was at a casino in Montreux. featured in the MTV video version of this song.The band later relocated to another studio.. One of the lead member¶s girlfriend. 59 secs.1990.
And I assure fans of special quizzes dedicated to Star Wars and Matrix series. Which all time great sci fi movie I am referring to and who are these characters?( 2 Points) MINORITY REPORT. Sci fi itself is a very generic term and could cover a vast area. ³Z would not have been possible without copies of my script being available in US´-X.performed ³Candle in the Wind´ at the time of Diana¶s death. 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. 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. I find it surprising that to date not a single sci fi movie won the Best Picture Award. Identify X. ³Dashiell´ and ³Arthur´ apart from being names of famous detective writers. The climax of the movie is shot around a famous natural landmark of the US. 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. 1) ³Agatha´. are also the nicknames of characters in a sci fi movie.Y . considering that some of them had real great stories and scripts. So I am restricting this Quiz to well known and not so well known Sci fi movies.
Name this movie. SPHERE 5) In which sci fi movie would you find ³Dutch´. who are rejuvenated by alien presence in their swimming pool. Name the movie. thanks to it¶s energetic pace and of course one of the best background scores. Name the author. the plot revolves around a group of elderly citizens in an old age home. 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. PREDATOR 6) Pretty good but somewhat underrated sci fi movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Jodie Foster as a scientist searching for SETI . X-SATYAJIT RAY.and Z.Y-STEVEN SPIELBERG. CONTACT 7) Another good sci film of the 80¶s directed by Ron Howard. Samuel Jackson and wonder of wonders a fully clothed Sharon Stone in a totally different role.it is based on a novel of the same name by Carl Sagan. COCOON 8) Ridley Scott¶s Alien featured around an alien attacking members of a space ship. ³Hawkins´.Z-ET 4) Based on Michael Crichton¶s 1987 novel. 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 . was about the discovery of a spaceship on the ocean floor and the mysterious vibrations emitted by it. this 1998 movie starring Dustin Hoffman. ³Dillon´.´Blain´ and ³Mac´. One of my favorite ones.
³Jupiter Mission 18 months later´ and ³Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite´. ³TMA-1´. BLADE RUNNER 13) This 1995 sci fi movie stars Rusell Crowe as SID 6. He escapes from the virtual facility and has to be tracked down by the cop played by Denzel Washington. 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.7 a particularly vicious virtual villain character created by LETAC to train cops. and being an IT professional myself this topic . Who is this character? LUCIFEROUS 10) Morpheus the character played by Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix is the Greek God of «««. and gives me my daily bread. Name the movie. A NEW HOPE 12) One of the best sci fi movies. The character in the movie is a traitor and in fact his full name rhymes with a name of Satan. Yes its the IT field. SLEEP 11) Sitter. 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´. VIRTUOSITY 14) Ok just connect the following ³Dawn of Man´. though the Academy in it usual fashion refused to even consider it.characters in the Matrix. Agent Smith refers to him as´ Mr Reagan´.. Name this movie. The name of this movie is taken from a novel by Alan Nourse and refers to a smuggler of black market surgical implements.
as i have not made it too technical. It is currently the name of the world¶s 4th most powerful super computer and Europe¶s most powerful super computer. 1. This word means ³Our Sea´ as how the Romans used to refer to the Mediterranean affectionately.2005. he showed inclination towards math and science at an early age.. This organization was also mentioned in Dan Brown¶s ³Digital Fortress´. ³Cairo´ and ³Neptune´ with respect to Windows OS. Name this computer which was unveiled on April 12. MARE NOSTRUM 2. ALAN TURING 3. .is dear to me. He finally comitted suicide in 1954 and his later part of his career was crippled by the fact that he was a gay. In 1990 the US Government launched a nation wide crackdown on ««««. Name this brilliant computer scientist. He proposed a test for computing the Artificial Intelligence of a computer. John Barlow and had its genesis in a raid on Steve Jackson Games by US Government. this should appeal to all and even for non geeks i hope this is interesting enough. with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem´ in 1936. It runs on Linux and features Blade Center JS20 blade servers and is currently located in Barcelona. Connect ³Nashville´. EFF 5. Born to a British civil servant in the Indian town of Chatrapur in 1911. After the War. And considering that a sizeable amount of quizzers are geeks.During WWII he played a major part in breaking the Enigma code. He made an impact with his paper ³On Computable Numbers. TEST VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 4. John Gilmore.. he worked on one of the earliest computersManchester Mark 1 at University of Manchester. What was founded by Mitch Kapor.
which was dubbed as Operation Sundevil. founded as Brown Telephone Company by Cleyson Brown in 1899. SPRINT 8. This above quote is taken from the Hemmingway classic The Old Man and the Sea. Maybe he was poor as we are and would understand". Complete the list Scott MC Nealy. it . and calls it the Brown Ring of Quality. DEATH STAR IS PATTERENED ON AT&T'S LOGO 10.Which real life sportsperson is being referred to in this quote? JOE DI MAGGIO 4) One of my favorite books as a child. Which telecom companies logo is being parodied here? LUCENT 9. In the Dilbert comic strip. it choose it¶s current brand name in 1986. he takes a piece of paper that his coffee cup was sitting on. Abilene. Kansas. Connect AT&T¶s Globe logo with Star Wars series.««««« VINOD KHOSLA-FOUNDERS OF SUN (Comment on this) 2:22 pm Bibliomania Quiz ) Complete this quote "Shoot all the bluejays you want . 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. if you can hit 'em. It was merged with US Telecom and in 1991 the company changed its official name too. Name this telecom giant. HACKING 6. Andy Becholsteim . It changed it¶s name to United Telecom in 1972. After its tie up with Southern Pacific Communications Company. BOTH DEAL WITH BULL FIGHTING 3) "They say his father was a fisherman. Identify this telecom company. when Dogbert was asked to design a new company logo. Bill Joy.
The novel took it's title from the address of the command post of Jewish resistance in the city. but his first original screenplay was for an all time classic Western starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. The book uses a character Phaedrus as the central character of those stories. Which movie? . He wrote the screenplay for movie version of Topaz. but this novelist was considered one of the original sci fi writers along with H. Leon Uris was also a Hollywood screenplay writer. Which book? ZEN AND ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE 9) After Exodus. Which one? KIDNAPPED 5) A piece of trivia. Leon Uris next novel was about the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943. the restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower is named after a very famous French novelist. JULES VERNE 6) This fictional place is divided into 4 color coded countries. Its capital is Emerald City. MILA 18 10) Apart from being famous as a novelist. Name this novel.deals with the adventures of David Balfour and highlander Alan Breck in the Scottish moors. Which place.purple in north. OZ 7) W.yellow in the east and blue in the west. who is as much a part of France as Napoleon.G.Wells. 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.red in south.Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and The Six Pence deals with the story of Charles Strickland.an artist who dissatisfied with the Western Civilization leaves for Tahiti and spends his last days there. Seems like a pretty Derek O Brien type of question.
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