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  1. 1. Pop-Culture Quiz Researched and Conducted by Sanchit and Shashank Prelims
  2. 2. Your Guide to this Galaxy ● Questions will be displayed on the screen, you are legally obliged to try your best to answer them ● 21 questions, 1 point a piece ● Top 8 teams make it to the finals. ● Hollywood Walk of Fame Star marked questions 2+8+15+17 will be used to resolve any ties ● Sudden death follows in case a tie still persists, we hope you’re caught up on The Hunger Games ● QM’s are Gods but not the stud Greek kind
  3. 3. Acknowledgements ● The people who put the Q in LDQ. ● Litstock organising team
  4. 4. Acknowledgements ● Anish and Vratin :P
  5. 5. Prelims - Hopefully not as bad as the Star Wars Prequels
  6. 6. 1. One of the most commonly used lines associated with Holmes, is “__________, __ ____ ______”. However, this quote was not a quote used in any of the short stories or novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The quote was invented for the movie, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, in 1939. ID the quote.
  7. 7. “Elementary, my dear Watson”
  8. 8. 2. Etymology of which genre? XY? XY : X from the X commercials originally broadcast during the shows, which were aimed at women who were cleaning their house at the time of viewing; Y from the melodramatic character of the shows.
  9. 9. Soap Operas
  10. 10. 3. A ____ is something that is presented to a bunch of TV executives, target audiences, and actual audiences. This is done to test the premise of a show. Even though the etymology of the word isn’t well documented, it feels suitable as it generally gets the show “off the ground”. FITB.
  11. 11. The Pilot Episode
  12. 12. 4. Complete this list ● Svartalfheim ● Nilfheim ● Nidavellir ● Muspelheim ● Jotunheim ● Vanaheim ● Alfheim ● X ● Y.
  13. 13. Midgard, Asgard
  14. 14. 5. V, K? Duolingo, the popular language learning forum, includes three constructed languages, amongst the 34 languages currently available for English speakers. The three constructed languages are Esperanto, V, and K.
  15. 15. (High) Valyrian, Klingon
  16. 16. 6. X is the god of fire, including the fire of volcanoes, deserts, metalworking, and the forge in ancient Roman religion and myth. As is the case with most Roman gods, X was also associated with a lot of hypothetical planets in and out of the Solar System. X was proposed to exist between Mercury and the Sun, to explain the irregularities of Mercury’s orbit. X is also perhaps one of the most popular planets in the Pop Culture landscape however it’s association is less to do with metalworking and forging but rather to do with mental ability. ID X.
  17. 17. Vulcan
  18. 18. 7. List of? This is a tweet by the USA Network, listing down iterations of something. What?
  19. 19. Pearson Hardman. Suits
  20. 20. 8. Before it was a massive movie franchise, X was just another ride at Disneyland. But, it wasn't just any ride. Built in 1967, X was actually the last ride that was personally overseen by Walt Disney before his death in 1966. This franchise went on to become the 11th highest grossing movie series of all time, with it’s first movie being released in 2003. The Director, Jack Gore even admitted to being afraid of the ride as a kid, because of the supernatural elements in it. Identify X.
  21. 21. Pirates of the Carribean
  22. 22. This is a scene from the 1993 Disney Movie “Hocus Pocus”. However there’s a more famous reason as to why you might remember this fountain. Other descriptions of the same include: “We felt it was a little…I don’t know…dancing in a pond? A fountain felt sort of odd.” 9.
  23. 23. Friends Opening Theme
  24. 24. 10. List of? ● Stromberg ● HaMisrad ● Kontoret ● Kontton ● Le Bureau ● La Job
  25. 25. The Office adaptations
  26. 26. 11. X is an American Soap-Opera which started in 1965. The show was partially satirized in the 1994–2004 NBC sitcom Friends. Incidentally, Friends co-lead actress Jennifer Aniston is the daughter of John Aniston, who has portrayed Victor Kiriakis on X since 1985.
  27. 27. Days of our Lives
  28. 28. 12. What connects these movies?
  29. 29. Peter Parker movie mentions
  30. 30. 13. List of what? Be as specific as you can.
  31. 31. Highest Grossing movies, inflation adjusted
  32. 32. 14. X? The show X is a narration of a very prominent real life event that took place in the 20th century. Due to the event in question, the nature of the broadcasting channel, and the country of origin of the show, there were a lot of speculations surrounding whether or not the show would fall victim to promoting propaganda, and misrepresenting the people involved in said event. However, the show was essentially given a clean chit, when ____ said: “The film is made expertly. The expected "red cranberries" are not there, there are only some little things. It is filmed with great respect for ordinary people. We thought it would be worse," after having watched three episodes. ID the show
  33. 33. Chernobyl HBO
  34. 34. 15. The image on the next slide was tweeted by Y’s daughter. She is addressing a conspiracy theory, and the way her father has been linked to it. ID Y, and give a little context.
  35. 35. Stanley Kubrick. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  36. 36. 16. The TV Show X has had a 8 season run, while managing a feat that is not usual amongst TV Shows, with episodes following the same main plot. No character on the show has ever appeared in all episodes of the show, however there have been characters who have appeared on all episodes of a season. There were 3 characters who appeared in the original 10 episode run of the show. This fact, however isn’t as shocking considering the very plot and nature of the show. X?
  37. 37. Game of Thrones
  38. 38. 17. Connect
  39. 39. Back to the Future - “True” predictions
  40. 40. 18. Confusion between X Y and X Z, is perhaps one of the longests running gags, especially when it comes to making fun of nerds and geeks (I do not care about the difference, nerds) in movies. Perhaps in real life too, there has been a long standing confusion between which is which, in the minds of non avid movie watchers. The contents of the movies are mostly different. Adding to the confusion, however, is the fact that director Q has now directed 2/3 recent movies of both these franchises' new trilogies. Who is Q?
  41. 41. JJ Abrams
  42. 42. 19. X is a YouTube based puppet show, created by Neil Cicierga, based on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The most popular episode of the series is titled “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” - which got a 4K remake celebrating the 10th anniversary of it’s first appearance. X?
  43. 43. Potter Puppet Pals
  44. 44. 20. These are three versions of a certain list, one of which you have seen before. The contents of the list contain important events since the second half of the 20th century. The list was modified for different regions and places, certains items staying the same. Give Funda
  45. 45. Steve’s To-Do list in Winter Soldier
  46. 46. 21. Following is a quote from the movie Pitch Perfect. The characters are talking about movies, when one of them is baffled as to how the other doesn’t like movie endings, thinking it to be too predictable. “So you just predicted the greatest cinematic plot twist of all times?” “Yes. It’s so predictable. X is German literally means Father. His name is Y Father” X?Y?
  47. 47. Darth Vader
  48. 48. After these 21 Questions, you are halfway there to The Answer (to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything)