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Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 1

When was Gemini studio set up?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 1 The Gemini Studios was set up in 1940 in Madras (Chennai) by Mr. S.S. Vasan, the Boss. It was one of the most influential film producing organisations of India in the early history of Indian film making.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 2

What was Asokamitran's job in the studio?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 2 At the Gemini Studios, the author Asokamitran worked in a cubicle having the French windows on two sides. He was to take up the clippings from the newspapers on a wide variety of subjects. He was to store them in files. He even had to write out in hand.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 3

Who was the founder of Gemini studio?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 3 Mr. S. S Vasan, a businessman of many ventures (including the ownership of Ananda Vikatan) bought Motion Picture Producers' Combines from Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam and renamed it. The studio re-opened under the name Gemini.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 4

Why is the Englishman's visit referred as unexplained mystery?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 4 The Englishman's visit to the Gemini Studios is referred to as an unexplained mystery because no one could decipher his identity, whether he was a poet or an editor. Besides, when he spoke no one at the studio understood what he intended to say as his accent was beyond their comprehension.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 5

Why did the office boy in the make up room come to the author?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 5 He entered the studios to become a star actor, or a top screen writer, director or lyrics writer. He was to do the make-up work for the crowd. He was disappointed that his talent was being wasted. The visit of the poet or the editor remained as an “unexplained mystery.”
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 6

The boy in the make up room was jealous of whom?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 6 Subbu’s enemy was the ‘boy’ at the make-up department. All his anger and frustration were directed against him. The boy was convinced that Subbu was the cause of his woes and miseries. This ‘boy’ was jealous of Subbu’s rising stars, his success and his intimacy with the boss.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 7

Which plays were presented by MRA in Madras?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 7 The MRA presented two plays “Jotham Valley” and “The Forgotten Factor.” The plays were simple but the costumes and the sets were superb. The plays were staged in the most professional way with a simple message. The plays were exhibited several times which attracted a huge crowd.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 8

What is the example of National Integration in Poets and Pancakes?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 8 The make-up division of Gemini Studios was an example of national integration. According to the author, this is so because people from different regions and religious groups worked together in the same department. The department was headed by a Bengali who was succeeded by a Maharashtrian.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 9

Why was the office boy disappointed with his job in Gemini studios?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 9 The office boy had come to work in the Gemini Studios in the hope of becoming a star or a renowned screenwriter, director or lyricist. But he felt disappointed because in spite of having crossed the age of forty he had not been able to fulfil any of his dreams.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 10

In this lesson, what is the purpose of humor and satire used by the author?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 10 In the chapter, ‘Poets and Pancakes’, Asokamitran uses a lot of subtle humour and satire to highlight human foibles. Petty professional differences and inconsequential differences not only keep our minds occupied but also bring out a subtle humour that is spontaneous without being superfluous. The characterisation of the office boy, Subbu and the legal advisor, have subtle touches of humour. Asokamitran’s chatty style changes from one thought to the other rather quickly. For example, he makes fun of the makeup applied to artists which can change any decent looking person into a hideous crimson hued monster. Such references invoke laughter. The purpose of the visits of the Moral Rearmament Army and the English poet also baffles everyone. Satire is also directed towards people who are against communism and can go to any length to oppose it. The writer’s tone of ridicule is devoid of the slightest trace of mockery, which is most commendable.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 11

What things attracted the audience in the plays staged by MRA?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 11 The MRA staged two plays ‘Jotham Valley’ and ‘The Forgotten Factor’. These were presented in the most professional manner. The six hundred strong Gemini family saw these plays numerous times because of their fabulous sets and costumes. For years the Gemini Studios copied the sets and costumes in the manner of ‘Jotham Valley’. Also for some years almost all Tamil plays had a scene of sunrise and sunset in the manner of ‘Jotham Valley’.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 12

Who was heading the make-up department?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 12 The make-up department of the Gemini Studios gave a rare example of national integration. The department was first headed by a Bengali who was succeeded by a Maharashtrian. He was assisted by a Kannadiga from Dharwad, an Andhra, a Madras Indian Christian and an Anglo-Burmese. Then there were the usual local Tamils. All this gave ample proof of national integration.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 13

When did MRA visit Madras?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 13 Frank Buchman's Moral Re-Armament Army comprising of a group of two hundred people belonging to twenty nationalities visited Madras in 1952. The MRA was seen to be a counter movement to international communism and people at the Gemini Studios did not think highly of communism and communists.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 14

What does the expression ' fiery misery' mean?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 14 The heat produced by the Lights in the make-up room brought about a lot of discomfort to the actors in the make-up room. Hence the writer refers to this pain and trouble as 'fiery misery'.
Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 15

What was MRA?

Detailed Solution for Test: Poets And Pancakes- 3 - Question 15

The MRA, the Moral Rearmament Army, was a kind of counter movement to international communism. They were welcomed at the Gemini Studios due to their political affiliations. The big boss of the studio, Mr. Vasan literally played into their hands

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