Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Asian Underground/Desi Hip Hop Music Quiz

A couple of days ago, in the MTV Desi thread at Sepia Mutiny I came up with a little quiz, of Desi Hip Hop trivia. It was here, and it was probably a bit too easy.

So here's another one, at QuizYourFriends.com. It's focused mostly on the 'Asian Underground'/drum n bass genre, with some questions oriented towards hip hop. It's designed to be answered without looking things up on Google, so no cheating!

Trivia is totally useless of course. But interesting as a kind of cultural litmus test. We're beginning to see the appearance of commercial Hindi film trivia quiz games, like the Filmigame, where I would be pretty hopeless.

If you have the time and energy, you can write your own quiz on whatever subject you know the best, from Madhubala flicks to Carnatic music to ghazals to indie rock. If you do, please post the link in the comments below.

4 comments:

Ms. World said...

It is official! I`m old and no longer know anything about current hip-hop nor Desi hiphop!

Amardeep said...

Ms. World,

This quiz is really for the obsessives. It also digs into the archives a bit.

The other one (in the SM comments thread) is more current. But still pretty trivia-ish.

Don't sweat it!

timepass said...

Hey amar, do I win anything for scoring an 88 on the quiz? I believe I'm tied for first place with someone.

timepass the OCD quiztaker :-)

Amardeep said...

Timepass,

Actually, someone named Raghav got 100 on the quiz. Is he not showing up anymore? Hm, let me go check it out...