Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 18-5-2016: Hooray for Bollywood

I Am A Camera
For once … ?

For once, I’m not actually rushed.

No, really!

I’m not actually putting up this week’s Weekly Teaser in a hurry: as I’ve got today off.

Still … ?

I’m planning on heading for Brentwood High Street.

As I left my back-pack at work, yesterday!

D’Oh … !


At ANY rate … ?

It’s a Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set, coverers by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 18th May saw what many regard as the first Indian feature film, released.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) Called Shree Pundalik, the film was how long: 20, 21 or 22 minutes?
Q3) Was the film silent, or a talkie?
Q4) If the film was a talkie, it would have been in which language: Hindi, Bengali or Marathi?
Q5) The film’s director, Dadasaheb Torne, spoke that language.   He’s also known as the what of Indian Cinema: father, mother or uncle?
Q6) Torne made a few silent films.   One of the last, Sindabad Khalasi, was a version of which character’s story?
Q7) Shree Pundalik was shown in the Coronation Cinematograph, in Girgaum.   Girgaum is an area of which city: Kolkata, Mumbai or Chennai?
Q8) The word Bollywood is used to describe the Indian film industry.   Strictly speaking, though?   Bollywood refers to Indian films from which city?
Q9) As of 2013, India’s film industry is the biggest on Earth, by output.   Which county‘s film industry is the second most prolific?
Q10) Finally … In 2015, the Indian film industry had gross box office takings of how much: $6 billion, $7 billion or $8 billion.
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Gary Kasparov played the last of a series of Chess games on 11th May.   Of which year of the 1990s: 1995, 1997 or 1999?
Q2) Which game was it: the fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth?
Q3) What was the name of the computer: Deep Thought, Deep Throat or Deep Blue?
Q4) Who built the computer: NEC, IBM or SGI?
Q5) The type of software on the computer is what’s called artificial … what?
Q6) This game was the last in the second Kasparov vs the machine series.   The first was in which year: 1994, 1996 or 1998?
Q7) Who won the first series: Kasparov or the Machine?
Q8) More to the point, who won this second series: Kasparov or the Machine?
Q9) The most recent World Chess Computer Championship was held in Leiden, in 2015.   And won by a computer called what what: James, Jimmy or Jonny?
Q10) Finally … 2015 was the year of the most recent computer vs human match, at a tournament-level board game, was Google’s AlphaGo: playing against Lee Sedol.   What game were they playing: Chess, Shogi or Go?
A1) 1997.
A2) The sixth.
A3) Deep Blue.
A4) IBM.
A5) Artificial intelligence.
A6) 1996.
A7) Kasparov.
A8) The Machine.   (The eventually score was Deep Thought 3½ to Kasparov’s 2½.)
A9) Jonny.
A10) Go.
Have fun with those … !

Oh, and have a tune … 

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