Saturday, 9 May 2015

10 Questions on Media


Here are 10 Media category questions.

Hope you find them helpful and/or enjoyable............












1. According to the Marvel Comics 'Avengers' series, which supervillain, sharing his name with a Norse god, is the archenemy of Thor? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loki

 
 
 
 
 
2.In accordance with Chapter 1 of the Constitution of Afghanistan, the Afghan government gives equal status to Pashto and what other language as the nation's official languages? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dari (or Dari Persian)

 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Depicting Edward Snowden and his role in the NSA spying scandal,what is the title of the film that won the Best Documentary category at the 2015 Academy Awards?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Citizen Four

 
 
 
 
 
 
4.Both adapted into successful films,which American author wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 'The Shipping News' in 1993 and later wrote the short story 'Brokeback Mountain' in 1997?        
 
 
 
 
 
 
E.Annie Proulx

 
 
 
 
 
5. (Picture) Written by Herge (Georges Remi),the series ran alongside his better known comic strip 'The Adventures of Tintin'.The strip featured two misbehaving boys and the conflict that they get into with a local policeman.Also made into a 1980s animated TV series,what was the name of this comic strip? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick and Flupke

 
 
 
 
 
 
6.Taken from the Latin word for 'rustic',which poetic form is described as nineteen lines long, consisting of five stanzas of tercets,followed by one concluding quatrain? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Villanelle

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7.Though it was first used during the 1960s,the term 'Graphic novel',became popularised following the publication of the 1978 book 'A Contract With God' . Which American cartoonist and writer, also known for his 'The Spirit' comic series, wrote this seminal work?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Will Eisner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Often made from an idiosyncratic viewpoint,which British film director created five biographical films about classical composers including 'Elgar' (1962), 'Delius: Song of Summer' (1968) and 'Lisztomania (1975)?   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ken Russell

 
 
 
 
 
 
9.In the Popeye comic strip,he is a secondary character that is portrayed as a cobbler with a Russian accent.He is mainly associated with his ongoing disputes and arguments with the character 'Wimpy',disapproving at his scams.He appeared in several cartoon shows and he also appeared in the 1980 live action film version of 'Popeye',where he was played by Richard Libertini.What is the name of this character?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(George W) Geezil

 
 
 
 
 
 
10.Which Turkish film, adapted from a short story by Anton Chekhov, was the winner of the Palme d'or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Winter Sleep















PS I'm just going to plug my new British Athletics blog/site too. It's called called www.ukathletewatch.com and is aimed for those who are interested in British athletics. (No quizzes on this site, I'm afraid). Cheers