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Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2009

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz was held at IIT Delhi today. The Delhi round featured written prelims that saw 5 teams go through the finals. 3 other teams from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore , who had qualified the respective regional rounds were also present for the finals.

The big revelation was that the quiz would be 7 rounds of general quizzing with only 3 rounds dedicated to the Nobel The prelims were a hurried affair with 30 questions, all spoken out by quizmaster Srinjoy Chowdhury and no coming back to questions. The finals were good, with some nice trivia questions.In the end, the team from NSIT ( myself, roshan and dernhelm ) won the quiz quite convincingly.

Sample Questions :

1) Anita and Arabella were 2 animals taken into space. For what purpose were they taken ?

2) Who is the only Wimbledon winner who was also engaged to a Wimbledon winner, but instead married a Playboy model ?

3) Mosammat Taslima Begum collected the Nobel Prize on the behalf of which Nobel Prize Winner ?

4 ) Which Indian Cricket Captain was born in Godhra ?

Answers :

1) These were spiders. They were taken to see whether spiders can spin a web in zero gravity.
2) Jimmy Connors
3) Grameen Bank [ Mohammad Yunus collected his half of the prize while the Begum collected it on behalf of Grameen Bank ]
4) Nari Contractor.

Sangita got all except the second.

5 comments:

Sudhakar Gupta said...

Congrats to the NSIT Quizzing Team on this achievement. Great going sirs..
I would appreciate if this blog could also be used to inform people about various quizzes and events in advance.

Debasish said...

Congrats to the winning team! Great going!

Sangita said...

Congratulations Guys!! You guys are the real heroes... My answers are here. Correct me if I am wrong.
1. How well spiders weave their webs in space.
2. Martina Navratilova, I guess(Not sure).
3. On behalf of Grameen Bank.
4. Oh! My Jeje's favourite Nari Contractor.

Sharat said...

@ Sudhakar : We would love to have you for the weekly quiz meets on Wednesday. Probably then you can join the quiz club google group where we inform of upcoming quizzes and quiz meets.

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

Despite my irritation at having been seated between the Pune and Mumbai champs robbing us of some passes, I must say that you guys deserved your win... The sudden rally that took your score from 1 to 8 (and into a lead that was threatened only very marginally from there) was heartbreak for me.
And, seriously, no mention of my "college's" quiz debut?

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2009

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz was held at IIT Delhi today. The Delhi round featured written prelims that saw 5 teams go through the finals. 3 other teams from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore , who had qualified the respective regional rounds were also present for the finals.

The big revelation was that the quiz would be 7 rounds of general quizzing with only 3 rounds dedicated to the Nobel The prelims were a hurried affair with 30 questions, all spoken out by quizmaster Srinjoy Chowdhury and no coming back to questions. The finals were good, with some nice trivia questions.In the end, the team from NSIT ( myself, roshan and dernhelm ) won the quiz quite convincingly.

Sample Questions :

1) Anita and Arabella were 2 animals taken into space. For what purpose were they taken ?

2) Who is the only Wimbledon winner who was also engaged to a Wimbledon winner, but instead married a Playboy model ?

3) Mosammat Taslima Begum collected the Nobel Prize on the behalf of which Nobel Prize Winner ?

4 ) Which Indian Cricket Captain was born in Godhra ?

Answers :

1) These were spiders. They were taken to see whether spiders can spin a web in zero gravity.
2) Jimmy Connors
3) Grameen Bank [ Mohammad Yunus collected his half of the prize while the Begum collected it on behalf of Grameen Bank ]
4) Nari Contractor.

Sangita got all except the second.

5 comments:

Sudhakar Gupta said...

Congrats to the NSIT Quizzing Team on this achievement. Great going sirs..
I would appreciate if this blog could also be used to inform people about various quizzes and events in advance.

Debasish said...

Congrats to the winning team! Great going!

Sangita said...

Congratulations Guys!! You guys are the real heroes... My answers are here. Correct me if I am wrong.
1. How well spiders weave their webs in space.
2. Martina Navratilova, I guess(Not sure).
3. On behalf of Grameen Bank.
4. Oh! My Jeje's favourite Nari Contractor.

Sharat said...

@ Sudhakar : We would love to have you for the weekly quiz meets on Wednesday. Probably then you can join the quiz club google group where we inform of upcoming quizzes and quiz meets.

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

Despite my irritation at having been seated between the Pune and Mumbai champs robbing us of some passes, I must say that you guys deserved your win... The sudden rally that took your score from 1 to 8 (and into a lead that was threatened only very marginally from there) was heartbreak for me.
And, seriously, no mention of my "college's" quiz debut?