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 Quest...
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 24 questions. Multiples of 4 are starred. Stars are
already marked on your answer sheet.
 For starred questions ...
As with all quizzes these days..
(Also, Saswata is God)
Whose statue is this,
holding a book,
which is quite
ironical considering
his most famous
work?
1.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: ...
Answer
Ray Bradbury
1.
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2.
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 X had a long association with ice sports which also
fe...
Answer
Charles Schultz Snoopy
2.
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Who made this dance from ‘FORTNITE’
famous among Sports enthusiasts?
3.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd Sep...
Answer: Antoine Griezmann3.
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*4.
 Sculptor Liz Moore initially created a two-and-a-half
foot tall creature out of clay, and then a final version
was m...
Answer
Star Child from 2001: A
Space Odyssey
*4.
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 Throughout his post 2000s
movie, the director used the
works of these two gentlemen
extensively to create the desired
ef...
Answer
First letters of the names read:
DREAMS PAY
(movie - Inception)
5.
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6.
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 On 1st Sept , the World Beard Day , t2 campus team
had...
Answer
X - Walter White (Breaking Bad) Y - Prince Philip (The Crown)
6.
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2000. 2016. 2019.
While the first one was named after an apparent
physical characteristic of the protagonist, the
second t...
Answer7.
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Unbreakable,
Split, and
Glass – the
Eastrail 177...
*8.
One of the lesser known real-life inspirations
behind the development of superhero comics is
described thus in Michael...
*8.
“To me, Clark Rent in a phone booth and X in a packing crate, they
were one and the same thing,” he would learnedly ex...
Answer
Harry Houdini
*8.
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9.
A 60-year old, Jiansheng Chen, was shot dead on
January 2017 by Jonathan Cromwell, a security guard
at a community club...
9.
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Answer9.
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Playing Pokémon Go.
10.
Inspired by a 1982 film, an American computer
programmer, Jay Maynard created a revealing
electroluminescent costume i...
10.
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Answer10.
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Tron
 When Pammi Bakshi met Amitabh Bachchan in
1983, on the set of Pukar, they ended up with a
plan for a superhero comic ser...
Answer11.
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Vijay and Anthony Gonsalves
*12.
Game developers Gale Force 9 has announced a
tabletop RPG of X, a classic of the sci-fi genre.
Although an RPG of X a...
Answer
X: Dune by Frank Herbert
Y: Alejandro Jodorowsky Z: The Incal
*12.
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13.
The name of the TV show for which X is most famous
comes from the name of the 1961 movie, Y. The TV
show was inspired ...
Answer
X: Angela Lansbury
Y: Murder, She Said [The TV
show is called Murder, She
Wrote]
Author: Agatha Christie
13.
Rushat...
14.
X was a 2013 movie developed by Studio Ghibli as an
adaptation of one of the world’s oldest SFF stories, Y.
The story ...
Answer
X: The Tale of the
Princess Kaguya
Y: The Tale of the
Bamboo Cutter/The
Tale of the Princess
Kaguyahime
Z: Kaguya O...
15.
 X is truly one-of-a-kind role-playing video game for both
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. it is inspired by the life and...
Answer
X: Eternal Sonata
Y: Chopin
15.
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*16.
Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 “Killswitch” is a very strange entry in the history ...
Answer*16.
Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Despite all this, no one can verify that it ev...
17.
Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 The following is a page from the first issue of a
com...
17.
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Answer
 Venom.
 It turns out that there were
symbiotes on Earth long
before Spider-Man returned
from Secret Wars wearing...
18.
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 Nick Bostrom, a philosopher of artificial intelligenc...
Answer18.
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Posthuman
19.
Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 The return of X is one of important aspects of their ...
Answer
King Arthur
19.
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*20.
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 X is a dark fantasy children's novella by a certain
B...
Answer
X = Coraline
[Enough for points]
Y = Caroline
*20.
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21.
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
X is a 1988 computer game by John Romero.
 The object...
Answer
X = Dangerous Dave Y = Super Mario
21.
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 Breakdowns is a collected volume of underground
comic strips by American cartoonist X. The book is
made up of strips dat...
22.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Give me X & Y.
No part points.
Answer22.
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 X = Art Spiegelman
 Y = Maus
23.
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 Futurama: Bender's Game is a 2008 American direct-
to-...
Answer
This is the
creator.
Look at the
picture
carefully.
23.
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Answer23.
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*24.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 X, Y, and Z are three terms. X is generic, while Y an...
*24.
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 For Y, there’s a certain tweak in the spelling (but
r...
Answer
X = Shitposting | Y = Sithposting (Star Wars)
Z = SHIELDposting (Marvel)
*24.
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FINALS TO FOLLOW!
FINALS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Written Round.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect answer.
+15/-05 on correct/incorrect stake. To stake,
just write S in parenthese...
THEME
Is It A Revision? A Reboot? Does It Do Revival-y
Things? Or Simply Reimagine?
Let's find out!
And other things that ...
Something else was forgotten. What?
 "One More Day" was a four-part crossover in the Spider-
Man comics in 2007, as a par...
This one didn’t happen. Name it.
The original movie was a masterpiece of psychedelic animation. Having
experimented with m...
They thought this one shouldn’t
happen. Say why.
Forrest Gump was one of the '90s biggest – and most critically
lauded – h...
How did the game reboot itself?
In 1989, the world was introduced to a little (and at the time a really
tough) game on the...
Reboot? Give me X.
X: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action reimagining of the
groundbreaking 90s animated series X. Init...
To some this was an outrageous revision. What?
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a 1978 Sherlock Holmes
pastiche novel by...
NOT the Fantastic Four. Name the rejected name.
Lost in Space (1965-1968) is an American science fiction
television series...
This isn't technically about the movies. Give me X.
Despite several attempts and rumours over the decades, the
popular mov...
EXCHANGE ANSWER SHEETS!
Something else was forgotten. What?
 "One More Day" was a four-part crossover in the Spider-
Man comics in 2007, as a par...
Answer
Mephisto also erased
the world's collective
memory of Spider-
Man's secret identity,
which had been
exposed in Civi...
This one didn’t happen. Name it.
The original movie was a masterpiece of psychedelic animation. Having
experimented with m...
Answer
Yellow Submarine
Redux
2.
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They thought this one shouldn’t
happen. Say why.
Forrest Gump was one of the '90s biggest – and most critically
lauded – h...
Answer
Because 9/11 happened.
Screenwriter Eric Roth told Slashfilm:
"I turned in the script the night before 9/11. And
we...
How did the game reboot itself?
In 1989, the world was introduced to a little (and at the time a really
tough) game on the...
Answer
The ability to rewind time
to correct a mistake
(In Prince of Persia : Sands
of Time)
You could say the story in
th...
Reboot? Give me X.
X: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action reimagining of the
groundbreaking 90s animated series X. Init...
Answer
ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action
reimagining of the animated series ReBoot.
The first half hour TV ca...
To some this was an outrageous revision. What?
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a 1978 Sherlock Holmes
pastiche novel by...
Answer
Holmes was revealed to be Jack the Ripper.
Not entirely elementary, no.
6.
Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTY...
NOT the Fantastic Four. Name the rejected name.
Lost in Space (1965-1968) is an American science fiction
television series...
Answer
Space Family Robinson
A riff on The Swiss
Family Robinson, the
famous 1812 novel by
Johann David Wyss
about a Swiss...
This isn't technically about the movies. Give me X.
Despite several attempts and rumours over the decades, the
popular mov...
Answer
The Goonies
8.
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Audience Question
 In late-2015, a certain Ed Piskor, (till then and even
now) famous for his serialised comic book telli...
Answer
 Ed Piskor’s X-Men:
Grand Design project
(Vol. 1 and 2 out
already)
Infinite Bounce and Pounce
+10/-05 on correct/incorrect pounce.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce and direct.
Round 2 (13 ...
1.
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 L . H . Gross revealed in an interview that Robin Hood...
Answer
LEE FALK PHANTOM
1.
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2.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Last year, in light of the sexual abuse allegations
su...
Answer2.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Lester Burnham
 Humbert learns
 Hat-tip to Hum...
3.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Metal Gear Solid is an action adventure video game
whi...
Answer
Deep Throat
(Watergate Fame)
3.
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4.
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 The role of lead character of this TV series was origi...
Answer4.
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The Sopranos
Opening scene initially featured WTC
...
5.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 The latest work of this writer is named after the Gree...
Answer
Artemis
Andy Weir
5.
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6.
Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Many years after 1971 , when X met Gene Kelly in
a Hol...
Answer6.
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Malcolm McDowell
Singing in the Rain
 On the next slide is a picture from Fun Home: A Family
Tragicomic, a 2006 graphic memoir by the American
cartoonist Alis...
7.
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Answer
A Fool’s
Death/une
mort
imbecile
7.
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On the next slide is a famous song from Guru Dutt’s
Pyasa. A 2009 work was inspired from the song and
was dedicated to ‘X’...
Question.mp4
8.
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X - Sahir Ludhianvi/Sahir
Gulaal
8.
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______________ is a 2009 romantic musical drama
film directed and produced by Rob Marshall and
written by Michael Tolkin a...
Blank - Nine
X - Fellini
Y- 81/2
9.
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Identify this 1972 film from this image of its opening
credit.
Picture on the next slide.
10.
Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NER...
10.
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Last Tango In Paris
10.
Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
The magazine "created a sensation" on its launch with its
"canny mix of rumour and review, observation and opinion"
and Ba...
FILMINDIA
11.
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On the next slide is an image from Saving Private Ryan.
One can see Tom Hanks launching an explosive.
Primarily called a _...
12.
Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Bangalore
Primarily called
Bangalore
Torpedo.
12.
Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
The Candy Lady, a boutique candy store in
Albuquerque, New Mexico sells its most popular
product The ________ Candy Lady l...
The Bad Candy Lady
Line
Blue
These were used as the
Blue Meth in Breaking
Bad.
13.
Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYP...
Written Round.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect answer.
+10 for a full house.
Round 3 (6 questions)
THEME
“It’s Alive!”
On monsters and creatures from the
dark side.
 A X is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes
malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. While
depictions of the...
 Y derives its name
from Spanish (literally
meaning goat sucker)
with purported
sightings reported in
Pureto Rico.
 Pict...
 On Conan, the creator of the black and white comic
strip Robert Kirkman said, “Well, X lore is very popular.
We wanted t...
One of the many stories of unfinished films
recounted in Shamya Dasgupta’s Don’t Disturb the
Dead: the Story of the Ramsay...
“All of it practically was going to be shot underwater.
We had the monster all prepared with full-body
costume and mask. W...
 The truth is that the artist (X) did not title this painting Y
although it is commonly called Y. He called it "Love and
...
4.
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 ____________ in Baghdad is an Arabic war novel
by Ahmed Saadawi which tells the story of what
follows when the soul of a...
 Generaly around 7-8 feet, with a long, muscular
tail and a large, curved, oblong head, their name
roughly translates to ...
EXCHANGE ANSWER SHEETS!
 A X is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes
malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. While
depictions of the...
 Y derives its name
from Spanish (literally
meaning goat sucker)
with purported
sightings reported in
Pureto Rico.
 Pict...
Answer
X = Gremlin
Y = Chupacabra
1.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 On Conan, the creator of the black and white comic
strip Robert Kirkman said, “Well, X lore is very popular.
We wanted t...
Answer
X : Zombies
Y : The Walking Dead
2.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
One of the many stories of unfinished films
recounted in Shamya Dasgupta’s Don’t Disturb the
Dead: the Story of the Ramsay...
“All of it practically was going to be shot underwater.
We had the monster all prepared with full-body
costume and mask. W...
Answer
Jaws
3.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 The truth is that the artist (X) did not title this painting “Y."
He called it "Love and Pain" and it was only later tha...
4.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Answer
X: Edvard Munch
Y: Vampire
4.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 ____________ in Baghdad is an Arabic war novel
by Ahmed Saadawi which tells the story of what
follows when the soul of a...
Answer
Frankenstein
5.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Generaly around 7-8 feet, with a long, muscular
tail and a large, curved, oblong head, their name
roughly translates to ...
Answer
Xenomorph
6.
Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Audience Question
 A human cell with 45 or 47 chromosomes, instead of
the usual 46, is an example of aneuploidy. Usually,...
Answer
Agent 47
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Infinite Bounce and Pounce
+10/-05 on correct/incorrect pounce.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce and direct.
Round 4 (13 ...
1.
The premise of the sci-fi adventure/disaster movie X is absurd, and yet it
was one of the blockbuster hits of the late ...
Answer
X: Armageddon, directed by Michael Bay.
Y: Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder.
1.
Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD ...
2.
The inspiration for the film X (English title), according to the director,
came from Persian miniatures or Armenian ill...
Answer
X: The Color of Pomegranates
Subject: Sayat-Nova
Director: Sergei Parajanov
2.
Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STER...
3.
The movie, Inglourious Basterds was inspired by the
1978 Italian film X (the English title), whose original
Italian tit...
Answer3.
X: Inglorious Bastards
Y: The Dirty Dozen
Sound effect: The Wilhelm Scream.
Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STERE...
 The name of a 1956 American film has been
blanked out in the following excerpt taken from
“Science Fiction/Double Featur...
“See androids fighting
Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in _________ ______
Oh oh oh oh…
At the late night double feature...
Answer
Forbidden Planet
4.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Tsutomu Miyazaki, also known as the Little Girl
Murderer, was a Japanese serial killer found guilty of
abducting and mur...
5.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Answer
Otaku
5.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
X is a yogi, husband and father. This character
portrayed by Wong Wing-sang in the movie Master
of the Flying Guillotine (...
6.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Answer
Dhalsim
6.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Despite what a 2012 Akshay Kumar-starrer would
have you believe, the first known occurrence of X
in 1976 in the UK was a p...
Answer
Crop circles
7.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
The logic puzzle variant of which game, when
played on paper, begins with a few of the
squares revealed, and is named ‘ten...
8.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Answer
Minesweeper
8.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Audience Question
Identify this Louis Vuitton fashion model.
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2...
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Answer
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Lightning from Final
Fantasy XIII.
Audience Question
A list of illustrators associated with this series would
include Horus Engels, Pauline Baynes, John Howe...
Answer
The Lord of the Rings
Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 X is a character and Y is a series. Identify both. [5+5]
 When X got the Y, he stopped caring about girls.
 A lot of f...
 X = Light Yagami
(imagay or I’m a gay)
 Y = Death Note
9.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 X, the titular character of a TV show, was a member of the Nerd
Herd (the technical support division) of the place he wo...
Answer
X = Chuck Y = Zork
10.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
Identify the two characters from an
Epic Rap Battle of History.
X raps:
How dare you address moi, you
adolescent worm?
I a...
Answer
X = Napoleon Bonaparte Y = Napoleon Dynamite
11.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
 Alfre Woodard played two roles in the same
universe.
 The first was in a 2016 movie (the third in its
trilogy and the t...
 The second and far
more important and
powerful role was that
of Y in the Netflix
show Z.
 Give me all three
parts. [3 p...
Answer12.
Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
The movie was Captain America: Civil War.
Her son ...
 X didn’t create the Y out of thin air in the season
2 opener, which was the first time we saw X
among his people on his ...
"Five or six guys get up on the bimah, the stage, facing the
congregation," X told the Yiddish Book Center in 2014. "They
...
Answer
 X = Leonard Nimoy
 Y = Vulcan Salute
13.
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QRIOSITY 2018: The Nerd Stereotype [U-25]

U-25 quiz on movies, science fiction and fantasy, comics, TV shows, and video games.

The highest in the prelims was 14 with 4 stars and the cut-off was 6.5 with 0 stars. At the end of the finals, the quiz was won by Sourjo Sengupta, Souptik Das, Samanway Banerjee. The runners up comprised Siddharth Sinha, Debanjan Mahapatra, and Piyush Kedia. Coming third was the team comprising Sreshth Shah, Siddhant Agarwal, and Shaswat Sinai Salgaocar.

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  1. 1. PRELIMS
  2. 2. Disclaimer  Nerds are unique. Nerds are diverse. This set is for all types of nerds (and also for everyone else).  Questions are on science fiction and fantasy, comics, video games, TV shows, and movies.  While we have named our quiz THE NERD STEREOTYPE, we are also poking fun at the stereotype. So the questions are general-ish (on said topics) in most cases. Keep that in mind.
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  4. 4. Format  24 questions. Multiples of 4 are starred. Stars are already marked on your answer sheet.  For starred questions with 2 parts, you need to answer both parts to get the star. Half points, if any, are QM’s discretion. Half stars don’t exist.  For questions with 3 parts, 2 correct parts for half a point.
  5. 5. As with all quizzes these days.. (Also, Saswata is God)
  6. 6. Whose statue is this, holding a book, which is quite ironical considering his most famous work? 1. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  7. 7. Answer Ray Bradbury 1. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  8. 8. 2. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  X had a long association with ice sports which also featured prominently in his works.  He owned the Redwood Empire Ice Arena in Santa Rosa which featured a snack bar aptly called- ‘The Warm Puppy’.  In 1975, he started a major amateur senior ice hockey tournament at that arena and called the tournament:- ______ tournament.  Give me X, who is cited as the inspiration behind many later cartoonists and while at it, name the tournament as well.
  9. 9. Answer Charles Schultz Snoopy 2. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  10. 10. Who made this dance from ‘FORTNITE’ famous among Sports enthusiasts? 3. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  11. 11. Answer: Antoine Griezmann3. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  12. 12. *4.  Sculptor Liz Moore initially created a two-and-a-half foot tall creature out of clay, and then a final version was made from fiberglass and outfitted with mechanisms to make the eyes movable. According to Heptner- “Inspiration for the prop came from an illustration in Robert Ardrey’s book, African Genesis, and through the intra-uterine photographs by Lennart Nilsson which were published in 1965 in LIFE Magazine.”  What iconic prop form the world of Entertainment is being talked about? Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  13. 13. Answer Star Child from 2001: A Space Odyssey *4. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  14. 14.  Throughout his post 2000s movie, the director used the works of these two gentlemen extensively to create the desired effects.  Another spark of brilliance from the director was naming the lead characters – Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur, Mal, Saito, Peter, Aridane, and Yusuf in order to reflect the underlying theme of the movie.  How did the names reflect the underlying theme of the movie? 5. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  15. 15. Answer First letters of the names read: DREAMS PAY (movie - Inception) 5. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  16. 16. 6. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  On 1st Sept , the World Beard Day , t2 campus team had chosen 4 TV characters having the best looking beards.  The list included:- Khal Drogo (GOT) , Ragnar Lodbrock (Vikings), X, and Y.  While X’s facial hairs changed from a run-of-the-mill moustache to a baldie with goatee to an unkempt beardo; Y’s beard is said to be befitting of royalty.  While X is completely fictional, Y is still alive in real life and is 3 springs away from a century.  Give me X and Y.
  17. 17. Answer X - Walter White (Breaking Bad) Y - Prince Philip (The Crown) 6. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  18. 18. 2000. 2016. 2019. While the first one was named after an apparent physical characteristic of the protagonist, the second took its name from a physical (and to a great extent, mental) characteristic of the antagonist. The third in this series, which will release next year, is named after one of the main antagonists. What (alt. which series)? 7. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  19. 19. Answer7. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Unbreakable, Split, and Glass – the Eastrail 177 trilogy.
  20. 20. *8. One of the lesser known real-life inspirations behind the development of superhero comics is described thus in Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay: Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  21. 21. *8. “To me, Clark Rent in a phone booth and X in a packing crate, they were one and the same thing,” he would learnedly expound at WonderCon or Angouleme or to the editor of The Comics Journal. “You weren’t the same person when you came out as when you went in [...] It was called ‘Metamorphosis.’ It was never just a question of escape. It was also a question of transformation.” The truth was that, as a kid, Sammy had only a casual interest, at best, in X and his legendary feats; his great heroes were Nikola Tesla, Louis Pasteur, and Jack London. [...] His dreams had always been Xesque: they were the dreams of a pupa struggling in its blind cocoon, mad for a taste of light and air. X was a hero to little men, city boys, and Jews; Samuel Louis Klayman was all three.” Identify X. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  22. 22. Answer Harry Houdini *8. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  23. 23. 9. A 60-year old, Jiansheng Chen, was shot dead on January 2017 by Jonathan Cromwell, a security guard at a community clubhouse in Chesapeake, Virginia. Chen was at the driveway of the parking area of the clubhouse when he was confronted by Cromwell who stopped his vehicle in front of Chen’s. Subsequently he was shot by Cromwell who felt threatened by his driving around in a blue van (possibly) with a mobile device in his hand. What was Chen doing at the time of his death, an act described by his family attorney as an attempt to bond with his nieces and grandchildren? Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  24. 24. 9. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  25. 25. Answer9. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Playing Pokémon Go.
  26. 26. 10. Inspired by a 1982 film, an American computer programmer, Jay Maynard created a revealing electroluminescent costume in 2004. Once he debuted at Penguincon in his new creation, he began attracting a lot of media attention and this resulted in his now infamous moniker, ____ Guy. When the original movie saw a reboot in 2010, Maynard was banned from visiting the local movie theatre in his suit because the lights on it would have caused immense distraction to other members of the audience. Which movie inspired Maynard? Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  27. 27. 10. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  28. 28. Answer10. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Tron
  29. 29.  When Pammi Bakshi met Amitabh Bachchan in 1983, on the set of Pukar, they ended up with a plan for a superhero comic series featuring Supremo, Bachchan’s vigilante alter-ego.  Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan, published by the Indian Book House, is peppered with a lot of references to Bachchan’s film career.  In this vein, what were the names of the two young boys who assisted Supremo in his crime- fighting endeavors? 11. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  30. 30. Answer11. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Vijay and Anthony Gonsalves
  31. 31. *12. Game developers Gale Force 9 has announced a tabletop RPG of X, a classic of the sci-fi genre. Although an RPG of X already exists, having been first developed in 1996, the new version is set to coincide with a reboot of the movies, slated to be released in 2020. The original movie was developed by an American director, after a series of failed attempts by Y, a Chilean-French filmmaker who finally created Z in collaboration with a French artist, the first in a series of works that borrowed concepts heavily from X, so much so that it can be considered to be a loose adaptation of X. Give me X, Y, and Z. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  32. 32. Answer X: Dune by Frank Herbert Y: Alejandro Jodorowsky Z: The Incal *12. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  33. 33. 13. The name of the TV show for which X is most famous comes from the name of the 1961 movie, Y. The TV show was inspired by the stories of an author whose 99th birthday was celebrated on September 15. Y was an adaptation of one of the author’s stories, involving a crime committed on a train and witnessed by a passenger on another train. Coincidentally, X had acted in other adaptations of the same author’s work, including the character that inspired X’s role in the show. Name X, Y, and the author. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  34. 34. Answer X: Angela Lansbury Y: Murder, She Said [The TV show is called Murder, She Wrote] Author: Agatha Christie 13. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  35. 35. 14. X was a 2013 movie developed by Studio Ghibli as an adaptation of one of the world’s oldest SFF stories, Y. The story has been passed down orally in Japan for generations, since at least the 9th century. The story was first written down sometime around the 15th century, and one of the manuscript versions contains details that suggest extraterrestrial life, including what appears to be a flying saucer. The main character in the story has also inspired characters in mangas and animes, including Naruto, in which the clan of the main antagonist, Z, is said to have come from the moon. Identify X, Y, and Z. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  36. 36. Answer X: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Y: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter/The Tale of the Princess Kaguyahime Z: Kaguya Ootsutsuki 14. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  37. 37. 15.  X is truly one-of-a-kind role-playing video game for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. it is inspired by the life and works of a 19th century Western classical music composer, Y, who is famous for his nocturnes, etudes and waltzes. The idea is that Y is dreaming in the last few hours of his life and the player joins him on quests, battles, and magical adventures with a band of characters in a fantasy world. It even features him as a playable character. Many of his compositions are featured in the game, and the background music for the final battle is a remixed version of one of his most famous compositions, the “Revolutionary” etude that was inspired by the 1831 November Uprising of Russia. Identify X and Y. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  38. 38. Answer X: Eternal Sonata Y: Chopin 15. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  39. 39. *16. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  “Killswitch” is a very strange entry in the history of video game legends. It is the story of a woman who wakes up mysteriously injured at the bottom of a coal mine who must fight her way through demons, specters, undead miners and possessed machinery to make it out alive. It gave you the choice to play as Porto, the girl, or Ghast, an invisible demon whose gameplay was nearly impossible due to most of the challenges requiring you to be able to see where your character was. There are highly detailed accounts of everything from gameplay to plot, to specific puzzles, graphics style, soundtrack and everything in between. The game could not be copied, and reportedly only around 5,000 copies were ever created.  What is the urban legend surrounding this game? And why can it never be verified one way or the other?
  40. 40. Answer*16. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Despite all this, no one can verify that it ever existed.  The reason that it’s impossible to verify that the game ever existed (other than it probably never existing) is that upon completion of the game, it would supposedly erase itself from the user’s computer, leaving no trace behind.
  41. 41. 17. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  The following is a page from the first issue of a comic book released recently that introduced major, timeline breaking changes to the origin story of a character, making it significantly independent from the other major superhero character to whose story their origin had been significantly been connected to till this point, as it was revealed here that It turns out that their presence on Earth actually predated to ancient times. Using this, and the visual cues given in the picture), identify the character.
  42. 42. 17. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  43. 43. Answer  Venom.  It turns out that there were symbiotes on Earth long before Spider-Man returned from Secret Wars wearing a black-and-white suit that turned out to be a symbiotic alien creature. 17. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  44. 44. 18. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Nick Bostrom, a philosopher of artificial intelligence and consciousness (widely known for his views about whether or not we live in a simulation), has recently defined the term X, which is fairly popular in futuristic sci-fi as well, with the following words:  "The term X has been used in very different senses by different authors. I am sympathetic to the view that the word often causes more confusion than clarity, and that we might be better off replacing it with some alternative vocabulary. However, for the purposes of this paper, I shall define a X as a being that has at least one X capacity. By a X capacity, I mean a general central capacity greatly exceeding the maximum attainable by any current human being without recourse to new technological means.“  Identify X.
  45. 45. Answer18. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Posthuman
  46. 46. 19. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  The return of X is one of important aspects of their legend, no matter how and where it is adapted.  It has proven to be attractive to a number of modern writers from John Masefield to C. S. Lewis along with crossing over with great success to mediums like comics with instances ranging from returning in the far dystopian future to save the planet from an alien invasion in one to restoring a monarchy as it is about to be abolished in another.  This has also occasionally turned them into a politically potent figure through to the present era. In the 20th century, a comparison of John F. Kennedy and his White House with X’s context, made by Kennedy's widow, helped consolidate Kennedy's posthumous reputation, with Kennedy even becoming associated with an X-like messianic return in American folklore.  X?
  47. 47. Answer King Arthur 19. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  48. 48. *20. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  X is a dark fantasy children's novella by a certain British author, published by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins in 2002.  The titular character's name came from a typo in Y. According to the author, "I had typed the name Y, and it came out wrong. I looked at the word X, and knew it was someone's name. I wanted to know what happened to her.”  Identify the novella.
  49. 49. Answer X = Coraline [Enough for points] Y = Caroline *20. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  50. 50. 21. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  X is a 1988 computer game by John Romero.  The object of the game is to collect gold cups to move on to the next level. The idea for X came to John Romero influenced by Y. There are similarities between the two games, such as the secret levels, the level design, the monsters, and the jumping. According to Romero, he was "on purpose trying to make a Y game.” The mission is to guide X through ten levels, collecting trophies in the hideout of his enemy, Clyde.  Identify X (two word alliterative name) and Y.
  51. 51. Answer X = Dangerous Dave Y = Super Mario 21. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  52. 52.  Breakdowns is a collected volume of underground comic strips by American cartoonist X. The book is made up of strips dating to before X started planning his graphic novel Y, but includes the strip “Y" which presaged the graphic novel, and "Prisoner on the Hell Planet" which is reproduced in Y.  The original edition of 1977 is subtitled From Y to Now. The expanded 2008 edition is subtitled Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!.  Picture follows. 22. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  53. 53. 22. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Give me X & Y. No part points.
  54. 54. Answer22. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  X = Art Spiegelman  Y = Maus
  55. 55. 23. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Futurama: Bender's Game is a 2008 American direct- to-video adult animated science fantasy comedy film and the third of the four Futurama films that make up the show's fifth season.  According to the Beast with a Billion Backs (second film) DVD commentary, the film, which spoofs X, was in production when its creator died. The film contains a post-credits tribute to said creator in the form of a title card and a clip of him from the episode "Anthology of Interest I".  Just identify X. A picture follows.
  56. 56. Answer This is the creator. Look at the picture carefully. 23. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  57. 57. Answer23. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  58. 58. *24. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  X, Y, and Z are three terms. X is generic, while Y and Z are fandom specific. They are also the names of Facebook groups and other online forums.  X is an internet slang which means posting large amounts of content of "aggressively, ironically, and trollishly poor quality" to an online forum or social network, in some cases intended to derail discussions or otherwise make the site unusable to its regular visitors.
  59. 59. *24. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  For Y, there’s a certain tweak in the spelling (but rhyming) because it is X related to a gradually expanding franchise spanning more than 40 years whose fans are never happy.  For Z, there’s a certain tweak in the first word because it is X related to a gradually expanding comic book franchise and related media. The first part of the word is an acronym.  Identify all 3. Incorrect spellings will not fetch you points.
  60. 60. Answer X = Shitposting | Y = Sithposting (Star Wars) Z = SHIELDposting (Marvel) *24. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  61. 61. FINALS TO FOLLOW!
  62. 62. FINALS
  63. 63. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  64. 64. Written Round. +10/0 on correct/incorrect answer. +15/-05 on correct/incorrect stake. To stake, just write S in parentheses next to answer. Round 1 (8 questions)
  65. 65. THEME Is It A Revision? A Reboot? Does It Do Revival-y Things? Or Simply Reimagine? Let's find out! And other things that could have been.
  66. 66. Something else was forgotten. What?  "One More Day" was a four-part crossover in the Spider- Man comics in 2007, as a part of the ongoing original Civil War storyline, that infamously erased the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, this has proven to be one of the most polarising stories in the history of the comic book medium. After Aunt May is shot, Peter seeks help to save her life from none other than the devil Mephisto who offers to save her life in exchange for their marriage. This led to reactions ranging from heavy criticism to fandom backlash that has not died out even as you hear this being read out.  That was, however, not the only thing Peter received in return here. 1. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  67. 67. This one didn’t happen. Name it. The original movie was a masterpiece of psychedelic animation. Having experimented with motion capture in The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol, director Robert Zemeckis intended to use the same techniques to mount a dazzling 3D remake. He even hired tribute band The Fab Four for motion capture purposes, while David Tennant, Peter Serafinowicz, Cary Elwes and more were in talks to voice these characters. Then Mars Needs Moms (2011) happened. The mo-cap sci-fi comedy has the dubious honour of having one of the worst openings of all time for a major movie. It was a cataclysm for Disney, who promptly canned this reboot in response. 2. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  68. 68. They thought this one shouldn’t happen. Say why. Forrest Gump was one of the '90s biggest – and most critically lauded – hits. And while the ending doesn't exactly scream sequel, there was still potential there. Winston Groom – the author of the original novel – certainly thought so. He penned a novel, Gump & Co, that would act as both a sequel to his book and the movie. It saw Tom Hanks' loveable savant stumble through the '80s and '90s, helping to bring down the Berlin Wall and fighting in Iraq along the way. Both Hanks and the original director, Robert Zemeckis (yes, him again) were interested in making the follow up. But they ultimately decided not to make it in light of recent circumstances. 3. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  69. 69. How did the game reboot itself? In 1989, the world was introduced to a little (and at the time a really tough) game on the Apple II called X. Created by Jordan Mechner, the game used rotoscoping (that is, taking a source material and tracing over it) to create realistic animations, and followed the titular character`s efforts to save an unnamed Princess. It has had many sequels and iterations across platforms. Yet the most game-changing (pun intended) and notable of these was the one released in 2003, with a completely new story in a completely new environment with completely new characters with completely new gameplay. It retained the core features of platforming and combat as the central focus but added one iconic gameplay mechanic that forever changed how one could play, fail, or correct themselves in the game. 4. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  70. 70. Reboot? Give me X. X: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action reimagining of the groundbreaking 90s animated series X. Initially meant to be a more traditional and fully-CGI continuation about the lives of "little computer people" (who literally live inside a computer), it turned out to be a lot more. In a hidden lab in the basement of Alan Turing High, an artificial intelligence named VERA watches over cyberspace. When its stability and security is threatened by a deranged hacker known only as "The Sourcerer", VERA recruits four teenagers to travel into the digital world and stop him. These five must balance their personal lives with saving cyberspace from his viral army, including the dangerous virus villain known as MegaByte who has been resurrected to ravage the Net once more. 5. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  71. 71. To some this was an outrageous revision. What? The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a 1978 Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Dibdin. The book is similar to other similar efforts insofar as it to appears to pit the titular detective against the infamously unknown murderer. But that is where similarities end. One of Holmes startling revelations here is that the Ripper is none other than his nemesis Moriarty himself. However this was not the twist in this story that eventually shocked (and even enraged) many of its readers. 6. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  72. 72. NOT the Fantastic Four. Name the rejected name. Lost in Space (1965-1968) is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen. It follows the adventures of a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotaged and thrown off course. It has had quite a history of revivals - with a reboot film in 1994 and a successful 2018 Netflix series after some failed attempts. However, initially the series was to be named something else in reference to and as a futuristic update of another famous literary family that also found itself lost. This was scrapped when a comic book with the same name and central conceit was found to be existing already. 7. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  73. 73. This isn't technically about the movies. Give me X. Despite several attempts and rumours over the decades, the popular movie ‘X’ never really got a sequel, although it does have the distinction of popular perception of a continuation in the form of a game. However, ‘X II’ for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was not based on a movie sequel at all. Instead, it was simply a direct sequel to a game based on the movie that was never officially released in the U.S. other than as an arcade port. There’s not even really a story to speak of, other than you play as one Mikey saving the rest of the team who have been captured by the Fratellis. You also rescue a mermaid, if that interests you. The answer is a movie, ofc, 8. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  74. 74. EXCHANGE ANSWER SHEETS!
  75. 75. Something else was forgotten. What?  "One More Day" was a four-part crossover in the Spider- Man comics in 2007, as a part of the ongoing original Civil War storyline, that infamously erased the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, this has proven to be one of the most polarising stories in the history of the comic book medium. After Aunt May is shot, Peter seeks help to save her life from none other than the devil Mephisto who offers to save her life in exchange for their marriage. This led to reactions ranging from heavy criticism to fandom backlash that has not died out even as you hear this being read out.  That was, however, not the only thing Peter received in return here. 1. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  76. 76. Answer Mephisto also erased the world's collective memory of Spider- Man's secret identity, which had been exposed in Civil War #2. 1. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  77. 77. This one didn’t happen. Name it. The original movie was a masterpiece of psychedelic animation. Having experimented with motion capture in The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol, director Robert Zemeckis intended to use the same techniques to mount a dazzling 3D remake. He even hired tribute band The Fab Four for motion capture purposes, while David Tennant, Peter Serafinowicz, Cary Elwes and more were in talks to voice these characters. Then Mars Needs Moms (2011) happened. The mo-cap sci-fi comedy has the dubious honour of having one of the worst openings of all time for a major movie. It was a cataclysm for Disney, who promptly canned this reboot in response. 2. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  78. 78. Answer Yellow Submarine Redux 2. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  79. 79. They thought this one shouldn’t happen. Say why. Forrest Gump was one of the '90s biggest – and most critically lauded – hits. And while the ending doesn't exactly scream sequel, there was still potential there. Winston Groom – the author of the original novel – certainly thought so. He penned a novel, Gump & Co, that would act as both a sequel to his book and the movie. It saw Tom Hanks' loveable savant stumble through the '80s and '90s, helping to bring down the Berlin Wall and fighting in Iraq along the way. Both Hanks and the original director, Robert Zemeckis (yes, him again) were interested in making the follow up. But they ultimately decided not to make it in light of recent circumstances. 3. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  80. 80. Answer Because 9/11 happened. Screenwriter Eric Roth told Slashfilm: "I turned in the script the night before 9/11. And we sat down, Tom [Hanks] and Bob [Zemeckis] and I, looked at each other and said, we don't think this is relevant anymore. The world had changed. Now time has obviously passed, but maybe some things should just be one thing and left as they are." 3. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  81. 81. How did the game reboot itself? In 1989, the world was introduced to a little (and at the time a really tough) game on the Apple II called X. Created by Jordan Mechner, the game used rotoscoping (that is, taking a source material and tracing over it) to create realistic animations, and followed the titular character`s efforts to save an unnamed Princess. It has had many sequels and iterations across platforms. Yet the most game-changing (pun intended) and notable of these was the one released in 2003, with a completely new story in a completely new environment with completely new characters with completely new gameplay. It retained the core features of platforming and combat as the central focus but added one iconic gameplay mechanic that forever changed how one could play, fail, or correct themselves in the game. 4. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  82. 82. Answer The ability to rewind time to correct a mistake (In Prince of Persia : Sands of Time) You could say the story in the game could almost literally reboot itself every time the player made a mistake. 4. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  83. 83. Reboot? Give me X. X: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action reimagining of the groundbreaking 90s animated series X. Initially meant to be a more traditional and fully-CGI continuation about the lives of "little computer people" (who literally live inside a computer), it turned out to be a lot more. In a hidden lab in the basement of Alan Turing High, an artificial intelligence named VERA watches over cyberspace. When its stability and security is threatened by a deranged hacker known only as "The Sourcerer", VERA recruits four teenagers to travel into the digital world and stop him. These five must balance their personal lives with saving cyberspace from his viral army, including the dangerous virus villain known as MegaByte who has been resurrected to ravage the Net once more. 5. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  84. 84. Answer ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a CGI/Live-Action reimagining of the animated series ReBoot. The first half hour TV cartoon ever to be fully computer generated, this show is actually set inside a computer. 5. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  85. 85. To some this was an outrageous revision. What? The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a 1978 Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Dibdin. The book is similar to other similar efforts insofar as it to appears to pit the titular detective against the infamously unknown murderer. But that is where similarities end. One of Holmes startling revelations here is that the Ripper is none other than his nemesis Moriarty himself. However this was not the twist in this story that eventually shocked (and even enraged) many of its readers. 6. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  86. 86. Answer Holmes was revealed to be Jack the Ripper. Not entirely elementary, no. 6. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  87. 87. NOT the Fantastic Four. Name the rejected name. Lost in Space (1965-1968) is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen. It follows the adventures of a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotaged and thrown off course. It has had quite a history of revivals - with a reboot film in 1994 and a successful 2018 Netflix series after some failed attempts. However, initially the series was to be named something else in reference to and as a futuristic update of another famous literary family that also found itself lost. This was scrapped when a comic book with the same name and central conceit was found to be existing already. 7. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  88. 88. Answer Space Family Robinson A riff on The Swiss Family Robinson, the famous 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. 7. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  89. 89. This isn't technically about the movies. Give me X. Despite several attempts and rumours over the decades, the popular movie ‘X’ never really got a sequel, although it does have the distinction of popular perception of a continuation in the form of a game. However, ‘X II’ for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was not based on a movie sequel at all. Instead, it was simply a direct sequel to a game based on the movie that was never officially released in the U.S. other than as an arcade port. There’s not even really a story to speak of, other than you play as one Mikey saving the rest of the team who have been captured by the Fratellis. You also rescue a mermaid, if that interests you. The answer is a movie, ofc, 8. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  90. 90. Answer The Goonies 8. Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  91. 91. Audience Question  In late-2015, a certain Ed Piskor, (till then and even now) famous for his serialised comic book telling of the history of Hip-hop and its proponents, Hip-Hop Family Tree, put the word out on twitter that he had the intent and the pitch to put out a similar treatment to a long-running comic franchise. He proposed to put together 50 years and 300 issues and convoluted continuity of this series into a condensed 300-page epic, should the franchise owners be interested.  What came of it? / Which characters? Arunava QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  92. 92. Answer  Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design project (Vol. 1 and 2 out already)
  93. 93. Infinite Bounce and Pounce +10/-05 on correct/incorrect pounce. +10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce and direct. Round 2 (13 questions)
  94. 94. 1. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  L . H . Gross revealed in an interview that Robin Hood, who was often depicted as wearing tights, inspired the skin-tight costume of X.  He also said - the old Greek busts had no eye pupils, which he felt gave them an inhuman, interesting look and this served as the inspiration behind one of the characteristics of X.  It is also probable that the look of X inspired the look of what has today become known as the "superhero".  By what name is L H Gross better known to us?  Id the character X.
  95. 95. Answer LEE FALK PHANTOM 1. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  96. 96. 2. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Last year, in light of the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Kevin Spacey , several social media users made connections to a 1999 movie which gave the actor an Oscar.  The character played by him in the movie, was named brilliantly as a hat-tip to a character from a 44 year (from 1999) old project who possessed similar desires.  Give me the character played by Spacey and tell me what the name of the character was an anagram of.
  97. 97. Answer2. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Lester Burnham  Humbert learns  Hat-tip to Humbert Humbert (Lolita)
  98. 98. 3. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Metal Gear Solid is an action adventure video game which revolves around the story of Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND. Gray Fox, who was believed to be dead , was a former ally of Solid Snake and provided him important information through out the series using a certain pseudonym.  What was the pseudonym used by Gray Fox , which was originally coined by a certain Howard Simons in the 1970s alluding to both the background status of the informant as well as a popular pornographic film?
  99. 99. Answer Deep Throat (Watergate Fame) 3. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  100. 100. 4. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  The role of lead character of this TV series was originally offered to Ray Liotta because of his involvement in a similar project 9 years ago but he said he was not ready to be a part of a TV series and thus the role went to someone else who made it iconic.  Which TV series?  The opening scenes of the first three seasons were different from rest of the seasons as the creator omitted something because it was not there any more.  What caused this change?
  101. 101. Answer4. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 The Sopranos Opening scene initially featured WTC (omitted after 9/11)
  102. 102. 5. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  The latest work of this writer is named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests and hills, the moon, and archery.  The writer, who always prefers to maintain scientific accuracy in his works was busy in estimating the cost of Chinese foods on Moon in 2080 as said by him in an interview early 2018.  Who is this author, gained limelight after a 2015 sci-fi project for which Wadi Rum was extensively used? Also, give me the name of the latest book.
  103. 103. Answer Artemis Andy Weir 5. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  104. 104. 6. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018  Many years after 1971 , when X met Gene Kelly in a Hollywood party , Gene Kelly turned and walked away in disgust as he was deeply upset about the way his 1952 masterpiece being portrayed in X’s most famous work.  X , the actor said , the director told him to dance with a song and that was the only song he knew all the lyrics to.  Who is X?  What is the 1952 work?
  105. 105. Answer6. Saswata QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Malcolm McDowell Singing in the Rain
  106. 106.  On the next slide is a picture from Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a 2006 graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel. It chronicles the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania, United States, focusing on her complex relationship with her father. In this chapter, Bechdel addresses the somewhat controversial death of her father. Controversial in the fact that she believes that it was a suicide although it was never proven. A reference to an Albert Camus work is used as a parable.  Fill in the blanked out part with a french phrase or its English translation. 7. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  107. 107. 7. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  108. 108. Answer A Fool’s Death/une mort imbecile 7. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  109. 109. On the next slide is a famous song from Guru Dutt’s Pyasa. A 2009 work was inspired from the song and was dedicated to ‘X’. The 2009 work was shrouded with controversy and has a rather colourful feel. Identify ‘X’ and name the work. 8. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  110. 110. Question.mp4 8. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  111. 111. X - Sahir Ludhianvi/Sahir Gulaal 8. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  112. 112. ______________ is a 2009 romantic musical drama film directed and produced by Rob Marshall and written by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella. The film is an adaptation of the 1982 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on X's semi- autobiographical 1963 film Y. The blank and Y differ by half. FITB and give me X and Y. 9. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  113. 113. Blank - Nine X - Fellini Y- 81/2 9. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  114. 114. Identify this 1972 film from this image of its opening credit. Picture on the next slide. 10. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  115. 115. 10. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  116. 116. Last Tango In Paris 10. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  117. 117. The magazine "created a sensation" on its launch with its "canny mix of rumour and review, observation and opinion" and Baburao Patel became a "celebrity" equal to the film stars he wrote about. The magazine’s reading target was the "elite readership", including college going youth.Termed a status symbol with college students, actor Dev Anand said of his Lahore college days, "boys in the campus used to carry copies of ___________ along with their textbooks. It was their Bible". Ramachandran and Rukmini state that "________ was the only magazine that counted in those days". It remained in publication from 1935 to 1961. FITB 11. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  118. 118. FILMINDIA 11. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  119. 119. On the next slide is an image from Saving Private Ryan. One can see Tom Hanks launching an explosive. Primarily called a ___________ torpedo it is an explosive charge placed within one or several connected tubes. It is used by combat engineers to clear obstacles that would otherwise require them to approach directly, possibly under fire. It is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "___________ mine", "banger" or simply "___________". FITB. Picture on next slide. 12. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  120. 120. 12. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  121. 121. Bangalore Primarily called Bangalore Torpedo. 12. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  122. 122. The Candy Lady, a boutique candy store in Albuquerque, New Mexico sells its most popular product The ________ Candy Lady line. Something which has achieved pop cult nirvana, in the literal sense of the word. FITB with the second word of the pop cult phenomenon and also identify the colour of the candies in this line. 13. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  123. 123. The Bad Candy Lady Line Blue These were used as the Blue Meth in Breaking Bad. 13. Palit QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  124. 124. Written Round. +10/0 on correct/incorrect answer. +10 for a full house. Round 3 (6 questions)
  125. 125. THEME “It’s Alive!” On monsters and creatures from the dark side.
  126. 126.  A X is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. While depictions of these creatures vary, past findings present the animals to be similar to the Y with spiky backs, large strange eyes, and small clawed frames that feature sharp teeth.  A 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" featured a X attacking an airliner. In the original television episode, the X appears as an almost non-human ape-like creature which inspects the aircraft's wing with the curiosity of an animal and then proceeds to damage the wing. 1. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  127. 127.  Y derives its name from Spanish (literally meaning goat sucker) with purported sightings reported in Pureto Rico.  Picture of Y here.  Identify X and Y for 5 points each. 1. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  128. 128.  On Conan, the creator of the black and white comic strip Robert Kirkman said, “Well, X lore is very popular. We wanted to avoid that notion of, ‘Hey, why doesn't that character just shoot that X in the head because it saw all those movies I saw.' We wanted to kind of give you a sense that Y (the comic strip) takes place in a universe where X fiction doesn't exist.’  Give me X and the name of the comic strip Y, which also has a television show and video game by Telltale. 2. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  129. 129. One of the many stories of unfinished films recounted in Shamya Dasgupta’s Don’t Disturb the Dead: the Story of the Ramsay Brothers concerns the making of Maut ka Saya, a film announced in 1982. Speaking on the reasons for cancelling the production, Arjun Ramsay notes: 3. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  130. 130. “All of it practically was going to be shot underwater. We had the monster all prepared with full-body costume and mask. We were going to shoot it in Murud-Janjira. It should have been a high grosser. But the production was going to be expensive, so it was put in the backburner and then it never got made.” Which iconic movie was Maut ka Saya admittedly meant to be a rip-off of? 3. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  131. 131.  The truth is that the artist (X) did not title this painting Y although it is commonly called Y. He called it "Love and Pain" and it was only later that it picked up the name and interpretation of a man locked in a Y’s embrace. The Nazis declared it morally 'degenerate.'  In the painting, we see a man in anguish, arms around his love, while she tries to comfort him. Perhaps she is laying her face on his shoulder even. Some thought it was about his visits to prostitutes, yet others saw it as some sort of macabre fantasy about the death of his favorite sister. Evidently X remained ambiguous about the deeper meaning behind it. Give me X and Y.  Picture follows. 4. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  132. 132. 4. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  133. 133.  ____________ in Baghdad is an Arabic war novel by Ahmed Saadawi which tells the story of what follows when the soul of a guard who died in a truck explosion slips into a body kept at the home of Hadi, a junk-dealer. Complete the title of the novel so as to justify this review of it published in the Guardian, "Saadawi stitches the narrative together from so many points of view and points in time, one often overlapping the other, that the tension has a tendency to dissipate." 5. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  134. 134.  Generaly around 7-8 feet, with a long, muscular tail and a large, curved, oblong head, their name roughly translates to “strange form” in Greek. Throughout the thirty-nine year old franchise, they are referred to as “The Perfect Organism,” with their evolution being changed thus: Engineer  Human  AI Synthetic  X.  Give me the good name of X. 6. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  135. 135. EXCHANGE ANSWER SHEETS!
  136. 136.  A X is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. While depictions of these creatures vary, past findings present the animals to be similar to the Y with spiky backs, large strange eyes, and small clawed frames that feature sharp teeth.  A 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" featured a X attacking an airliner. In the original television episode, the X appears as an almost non-human ape-like creature which inspects the aircraft's wing with the curiosity of an animal and then proceeds to damage the wing. 1. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  137. 137.  Y derives its name from Spanish (literally meaning goat sucker) with purported sightings reported in Pureto Rico.  Picture of Y here.  Identify X and Y for 5 points each. 1. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  138. 138. Answer X = Gremlin Y = Chupacabra 1. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  139. 139.  On Conan, the creator of the black and white comic strip Robert Kirkman said, “Well, X lore is very popular. We wanted to avoid that notion of, ‘Hey, why doesn't that character just shooting that X in the head because it saw all those movies I saw.' We wanted to kind of give you a sense that Y (the comic strip) takes place in a universe where X fiction doesn't exist.’  Give me X and the name of the comic strip Y, which also has a television show and video game by Telltale. 2. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  140. 140. Answer X : Zombies Y : The Walking Dead 2. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  141. 141. One of the many stories of unfinished films recounted in Shamya Dasgupta’s Don’t Disturb the Dead: the Story of the Ramsay Brothers concerns the making of Maut ka Saya, a film announced in 1982. Speaking on the reasons for cancelling the production, Arjun Ramsay notes: 3. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  142. 142. “All of it practically was going to be shot underwater. We had the monster all prepared with full-body costume and mask. We were going to shoot it in Murud-Janjira. It should have been a high grosser. But the production was going to be expensive, so it was put in the backburner and then it never got made.” Which iconic movie was Maut ka Saya admittedly meant to be a rip-off of? 3. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  143. 143. Answer Jaws 3. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  144. 144.  The truth is that the artist (X) did not title this painting “Y." He called it "Love and Pain" and it was only later that it picked up the name and interpretation of a man locked in a Y’s embrace. The Nazis declared it morally 'degenerate.'  In the painting, we see a man in anguish, arms around his love, while she tries to comfort him. Perhaps she is laying her face on his shoulder even. Some thought it was about his visits to prostitutes, yet others saw it as some sort of macabre fantasy about the death of his favorite sister. Evidently X remained ambiguous about the deeper meaning behind it. Give me X and Y.  Picture follows. 4. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  145. 145. 4. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  146. 146. Answer X: Edvard Munch Y: Vampire 4. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  147. 147.  ____________ in Baghdad is an Arabic war novel by Ahmed Saadawi which tells the story of what follows when the soul of a guard who died in a truck explosion slips into a body kept at the home of Hadi, a junk-dealer. Complete the title of the novel so as to justify this review of it published in the Guardian, "Saadawi stitches the narrative together from so many points of view and points in time, one often overlapping the other, that the tension has a tendency to dissipate." 5. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  148. 148. Answer Frankenstein 5. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  149. 149.  Generaly around 7-8 feet, with a long, muscular tail and a large, curved, oblong head, their name roughly translates to “strange form” in Greek. Throughout the thirty-nine year old franchise, they are referred to as “The Perfect Organism,” with their evolution being changed thus: Engineer  Human  AI Synthetic  X.  Give me the good name of X. 6. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  150. 150. Answer Xenomorph 6. Bala & Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  151. 151. Audience Question  A human cell with 45 or 47 chromosomes, instead of the usual 46, is an example of aneuploidy. Usually, such cases result in an increased risk of learning problems, acne, while also affecting the growth and fertility of an individual. However, in case of this particular individual, the presence of an extra chromosome, combined with the harvested DNA of dangerous criminals, resulted in levels of strength, speed, stamina, and intelligence significantly above the human norm. While the other clones faced extremely short life-spans (often living up to only 18 months), who was the lone survivor from Dr. Ort-Meyer’s fourth series of clones? Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  152. 152. Answer Agent 47 Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  153. 153. Infinite Bounce and Pounce +10/-05 on correct/incorrect pounce. +10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce and direct. Round 4 (13 questions)
  154. 154. 1. The premise of the sci-fi adventure/disaster movie X is absurd, and yet it was one of the blockbuster hits of the late 90s. The large ensemble cast that included Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson and Steve Buscemi certainly contributed where the story failed, as did its director's penchant for big, showy scenes filled with explosions. Urban legend has it that the movie was so riddled with plot holes that NASA apparently shows this film to its new managerial recruits, trying to get them to spot as many errors as possible. On the other hand, another movie, Y, with an extremely similar premise, had released only one and a half months previous to X and had a much quieter run at the box office, ironically in direct opposition to its name. Y features, among others, Elijah Wood and Vanessa Redgrave, and is generally held to be much more scientifically accurate. The director of Y is known for her work on the TV show ER, in which she pioneered the typical high-energy walk-and-talk scenes seen in later medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy. Name X and Y, as well as the directors of X and Y. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  155. 155. Answer X: Armageddon, directed by Michael Bay. Y: Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder. 1. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  156. 156. 2. The inspiration for the film X (English title), according to the director, came from Persian miniatures or Armenian illuminated miniatures. He added that he “wanted to create that inner dynamic that comes from inside the picture, the forms and the dramaturgy of colour.” As a result, the movie, which has been described as a series of moving tableaux that aims at a poetic interpretation of its subject’s life, became nearly incomprehensible to viewers who watched it without context, although now it is often considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. The subject of the movie is a poet. Famous images from the movie include the bursting of ripe fruits to make a red stain in the shape of the poet’s home kingdom; the poet as a youth standing holding a white rose and a candle; and dyers at work dying wool in the colours of the flags of the poet’s country. The movie is also noted for featuring actress Sofiko Chiaureli in multiple roles, both male and female. Give X (again, the English title), the subject of the film and for no points but extra pyaar, the director. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  157. 157. Answer X: The Color of Pomegranates Subject: Sayat-Nova Director: Sergei Parajanov 2. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  158. 158. 3. The movie, Inglourious Basterds was inspired by the 1978 Italian film X (the English title), whose original Italian title literally translates to “That Damned Armoured Train”. X, in turn, was a remake of Y, a 1967 American war film. Inglourious Basterds features a film within itself, Stolz der Nation, reportedly made in 1944. This film features a famous sound effect heard in numerous movies across the world, but unfortunately its use is anachronistic as the sound effect had not been recorded or used until the 1953 war film, The Charge of the Feather River. Name X, Y, and the sound effect. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  159. 159. Answer3. X: Inglorious Bastards Y: The Dirty Dozen Sound effect: The Wilhelm Scream. Rushati QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  160. 160.  The name of a 1956 American film has been blanked out in the following excerpt taken from “Science Fiction/Double Feature,” a song featured in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 4. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  161. 161. “See androids fighting Brad and Janet Anne Francis stars in _________ ______ Oh oh oh oh… At the late night double feature picture show” In the context of today’s quiz, fill in the blanks with the name of a bookshop-merchandise chain, based in the UK. 4. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  162. 162. Answer Forbidden Planet 4. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  163. 163.  Tsutomu Miyazaki, also known as the Little Girl Murderer, was a Japanese serial killer found guilty of abducting and murdering four young girls from August 1988 to June 1989. A search of his home led to the discovery of a large collection of animated movies, child pornography, and slasher films. This led to the media dubbing him “The _____ Murderer.” His widely publicized trial led to a moral panic against the _____, and according to Fumiya Ichihashi, the police played up these public stereotypes and fears in order to assure a conviction in their case. Fill in the blanks. 5. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  164. 164. 5. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  165. 165. Answer Otaku 5. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  166. 166. X is a yogi, husband and father. This character portrayed by Wong Wing-sang in the movie Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) is supposedly the inspiration behind the stereotypical portrayal of X. Named after a random item taken from the menu of an Indian eating joint in Osaka, X was described by Sam Means in A Practical Guide to Racism as the perfect example of the stereotypical Hindu – “nonviolent, magical, fastidious, stretchy, and pugnacious.” Identify X. [Picture next slide] 6. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  167. 167. 6. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  168. 168. Answer Dhalsim 6. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  169. 169. Despite what a 2012 Akshay Kumar-starrer would have you believe, the first known occurrence of X in 1976 in the UK was a prank influenced by the 1974 British film, Phase IV. In the movie, X is created by a colony of super-intelligent ants, an explanation far removed from its apparent paranormal suggestions popularized today through such shows as The X-Files. What is X, the inexplicable occurrence of which fuels conspiracy theorists worldwide? 7. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  170. 170. Answer Crop circles 7. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  171. 171. The logic puzzle variant of which game, when played on paper, begins with a few of the squares revealed, and is named ‘tentaizu,’ after the Japanese term for star maps? 8. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  172. 172. 8. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  173. 173. Answer Minesweeper 8. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  174. 174. Audience Question Identify this Louis Vuitton fashion model. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  175. 175. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  176. 176. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  177. 177. Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  178. 178. Answer Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.
  179. 179. Audience Question A list of illustrators associated with this series would include Horus Engels, Pauline Baynes, John Howe, and even Queen Margrethe II, the current Queen of Denmark. Which series, recently acquired by Amazon Studios, and set to be the most expensive TV show ever produced at a budget of over one billion dollars? Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  180. 180. Answer The Lord of the Rings Balagopal QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  181. 181.  X is a character and Y is a series. Identify both. [5+5]  When X got the Y, he stopped caring about girls.  A lot of fan theories exist as to why X stopped caring about girls, the craziest of which states that when you reverse X’s surname, it says he’s a homosexual.  The creator(s) never explicitly mentioned X being a homosexual. He was just too busy with Y to care about women. However, X did have a “girlfriend” for the greater part of Y but did not show any sexual interest in her. 9. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  182. 182.  X = Light Yagami (imagay or I’m a gay)  Y = Death Note 9. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  183. 183.  X, the titular character of a TV show, was a member of the Nerd Herd (the technical support division) of the place he worked at. It all started with X’s former best friend sending him an encrypted e- mail with classified government secrets, which he decrypted by typing out “attack troll with nasty knife”. Back in college, X and his best friend programmed their own version of Y.  Y is one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, with roots drawn from the original genre game Colossal Cave Adventure. The first version of Y was written between 1977 and 1979 and it distinguished itself in its genre as an especially rich game, in terms of both the quality of the storytelling and the sophistication of its text parser.  Identify X (the character or the TV show) and Y (the video game). 10. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  184. 184. Answer X = Chuck Y = Zork 10. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  185. 185. Identify the two characters from an Epic Rap Battle of History. X raps: How dare you address moi, you adolescent worm? I am French! You are a buck tooth nerd with a perm! I spit at you harder than ____ the Llama, Smacking your face till your lips swell up like Lafawnduh's! Doodle up some friends, you gangly freak show, Before I toss you over the mountain like the dreams of Uncle Rico! This bastard's about to see how bad a battle can be. After this, your buddy _____ will be voting for me! Y raps: Why don't you freaking exile yourself on your little island and hide? 'Cause this is a rap rollercoaster. You're not even tall enough to ride! (Ugh!) I don't even care how many, like, stupid Prussians you've killed, 'Cause to me, you're just the emperor of the lollipop guild! 11. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  186. 186. Answer X = Napoleon Bonaparte Y = Napoleon Dynamite 11. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  187. 187.  Alfre Woodard played two roles in the same universe.  The first was in a 2016 movie (the third in its trilogy and the thirteenth entry in the universe). Albeit cited as a cameo, the character she portrayed was that of Miriam Sharpe, and was an extremely crucial role in terms of story. Just describe the role in a few words.  Picture on the next slide. 12. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  188. 188.  The second and far more important and powerful role was that of Y in the Netflix show Z.  Give me all three parts. [3 points for 1 part on bounce] 12. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  189. 189. Answer12. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018 The movie was Captain America: Civil War. Her son died in Sokovia. Her encounter with Tony convinces him to discuss the Sokovia Accords and then... Y = Black Mariah Z = Luke Cage
  190. 190.  X didn’t create the Y out of thin air in the season 2 opener, which was the first time we saw X among his people on his planet. Y was borrowed from something he witnessed as a child while attending a service at an Orthodox Jewish synagogue with his family.  The Y represents the Hebrew letter Shin, which represents the word Shaddai, a name for God. It looks like a lot of people have been blessing each other without knowing it.  Identify X and Y. Quote on next slide. 13. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  191. 191. "Five or six guys get up on the bimah, the stage, facing the congregation," X told the Yiddish Book Center in 2014. "They get their tallits over their heads, and they start this chanting—I think it's called duchening—and my father said to me, 'Don’t look.' So everyone’s got their eyes covered with their hands or they've got their tallit down over their faces ... And I hear this strange sound coming from them. They’re not singers, they were shouters. And dissonant. It was all discordant … it was chilling. I thought, 'Whoa, something major is happening here.' So I peeked. And I saw them with their hands stuck out from beneath the tallit like this […] towards the congregation. Wow. Something really got hold of me. I had no idea what was going on, but the sound of it and the look of it was magical.” 13. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  192. 192. Answer  X = Leonard Nimoy  Y = Vulcan Salute 13. Ananyo QRIOSITY 2018: THE NERD STEREOTYPE23rd September, 2018
  193. 193. THANKS! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!
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U-25 quiz on movies, science fiction and fantasy, comics, TV shows, and video games. The highest in the prelims was 14 with 4 stars and the cut-off was 6.5 with 0 stars. At the end of the finals, the quiz was won by Sourjo Sengupta, Souptik Das, Samanway Banerjee. The runners up comprised Siddharth Sinha, Debanjan Mahapatra, and Piyush Kedia. Coming third was the team comprising Sreshth Shah, Siddhant Agarwal, and Shaswat Sinai Salgaocar. Prizes were sponsored by Redwolf.

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