Announcing the Third Summer Mini-League Winners!

And with the third Summer Mini-League ending, we conclude the Don Quizote Summer Season of 2022. We are immensely delighted to see a large number of participants, and we hope that you will continue the same enthusiasm in our upcoming events!

The winner of the third Summer Mini-League is @kusuriruri with a well-earned 94 points! This awards them with the precious jar of Nutella!

The entire league leaderboard can be viewed at it’s own separate page, which can be accessed from the right column of this page. The top 5 players are displayed here. The marking scheme followed was same as that in the previous two Summer Mini-Leagues.

A hearty congratulations to everyone who participated and got featured on the leaderboard, we wouldn’t have had a successful event without you!

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(P.S. @kusuriruri please email your phone number and address to literaryarts.iitb@gmail.com for your jar of Nutella!)

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Summer Mini-League 3, Question #2

This band consisted of a vocalist, drummer, guitarist and bassist, forming the perfect anatomy of a rock band. Their debut album received a negative review by the critics but was commercially a success.

The lead vocalist eventually started losing interest in the band and began considering opportunities to work with other musicians. The band was unravelling at an alarming rate and their album failed to reach top 50 in the US. While they were rehearsing for their next album, the lead vocalist decided to abruptly quit the band, mentioning that the last few albums were really depressing for him and he did those only for the sake of money and to get the records out.

He then set out to perform a solo project, but had a change of heart and rejoined the band in less than a year. The band had lost its chemistry and all the members started getting really drugged out, oftentimes stopping rehearsals because they were “too stoned” and unsynchronised. Their live performances were referred to as ‘tired and uninspired’. The entire band were abusing alcohol and various drugs, however their vocalist who had quit and rejoined, was “a totally different level altogether”. He lost interest and refused to sing, leading to him being fired by the guitarist.

The guitarist and vocalist, both reunited recently and released a single, 43 years after the vocalist was fired.

Identify the band. Brownie points for identifying the guitarist and vocalist.

Send your responses as comments to this question. Check the comments after 6 hours to see if you got it right!

The faster you answer, the more points you get! The next question of this mini-league goes up at 12 AM today!

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Summer QoTD #12

An American organic chemist and food storage scientist designed an iconic storage method for a particular type of food item in 1966, which was a revolution in the realm of snack food. He was so proud of the achievement, he wanted to go to his grave with it. 

On May 4, 2008, when he passed away at the age of 89, his children honoured his request by placing some of his cremated ashes in one of the storage containers that he designed, and burying it in his grave. 

What was the brand for which he designed the storage?

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Announcing the Second Summer Mini-League Winners!

And that wraps up the second Summer Mini-League! Thank you to everyone who participated enthusiastically 🙂

Sanchit (sanchit1053) dominates again, coming first by a massive lead and bagging a second Nutella jar!

The entire league leaderboard can be viewed at it’s own separate page, which can be accessed from the right column of this page. The top 5 players are displayed here. The marking scheme followed was same as that in Summer Mini-league 1.

Congratulations to everyone who featured on the leaderboard. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in the upcoming questions and the third and final Summer Mini-League which will be held on the coming weekend.

Summer Mini-League 2, Question #5

Find the common link among the images

Send your responses as comments to this question. The faster you answer, the more points you get!

With this, the Summer Mini-League 2 comes to an end! The answer to this question will be released at 12 AM tonight in the comments, followed by the results shortly.

We will resume with QoTD tomorrow at 12 PM.

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Summer Mini-League 2, Question #1

X is originally named after a real estate developer, and has worked 12 different occupations. X has a younger brother and also a few Guinness World Records to his name.

The first appearance of X to the public was with a large monkey, at a construction site, avoiding hazards and dangerous heights. X was a carpenter at this time.

X is also featured in cartoons and films, and has played both the good guy and the bad guy at times. X’s arch-nemesis is one of the most recognizable villains and has kidnapped X’s lover.

Who is X?

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The faster you answer, the more points you get! Second question of the Summer Mini-League 2 goes up at 6 PM today!

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Summer QoTD #7

X was at one point of time, the most watched show in the world. It was made by a Canadian director, spanning 8 seasons from 2004-2012. Its name derives from a jargon for a patient with a history of addition or usage. When the director/writer sat to make the series, it was with a will to base it around a strong lead character, and he was inspired by his appreciation for literary hero Sherlock Holmes. This went so far that even the title and character of the character was inspired by stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Just like Holmes, X’s street address is 221B. Both men are written as gifted musicians: X plays piano, Holmes plays violin. And while brilliant, both characters struggle with addiction; X famously has his Vicodin habit while Holmes is a morphine and cocaine addict. At the end of season 2, X is shot by a man named Moriarty. One notable episode “Y” that showed the main character at their most vulnerable moment and gave the audience a look into his backstory was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Episodes by TV Guide in 2009.

The irony is that the show got cancelled because it finally ran out of money.
Identify X and Y.

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Announcing the first Summer Mini-League Winners!

Folks, with that the first Summer Mini-League comes to an end! We received a lot of participation and we were delighted to see so many of you answer enthusiastically. Thank you for the first successful league of 2022.

The intense fight for the esteemed jar of Nutella is won by sanchit1053, who came first with a whooping 81 points!

You can view the league leaderboard at it’s own separate page, which can be accessed from the right column of the page. The top 5 players are displayed here.

The points awarded for answering correctly were as follows:

First 5 mins: 20 points
Next 5 mins: 18 points
Next 10 mins : 16 points
Next 10 mins : 15 points
Next 15 mins : 14 points
Next 15 mins : 12 points
Next 30 mins: 10 points
After this, 1 point was deducted for every 30 mins passed.

For the third question (which had a 12 hour answer duration), The first hour followed the same marking scheme, with 1 point being deducted for every hour that passed.

Congratulations to everyone who featured on the leaderboard. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in the upcoming questions!

(P.S. @sanchit1053 please email your phone number and address to literaryarts.iitb@gmail.com for your jar of Nutella!)

Summer Mini-League 1, Question #2

This character, X YZ, was one of the first characters to appear under a popular franchise of movies. The character was once given a memorable misnomer as Z of Y by a god in accordance with paternal naming customs of the god’s culture.

X is commonly associated with love or obsession. Y and Z are both associated with heat, and both burn, albeit at drastically different temperatures. 

Identify the character. Brownie points for pointing out the god.

Send your responses as comments to this question. The faster you answer, the more points you get!

Third question of the Summer Mini-League 1 goes up at 12 AM tonight. Make sure you have a WordPress account for commenting the answers.

Summer Mini-League 1, Question #1

In 1624, a Dutch ship arrived at the foot of lower Manhattan, where colonists set up a town New Amsterdam, named after Holland’s largest city. 

By 1664, New Amsterdam fell into the hands of the British, who renamed it New York in honour of the Duke of York. However, in 1673, the Dutch regained control of New York from England and renamed it ‘New X’, its official name for about a year, to honour the Prince of X, William III, from the Netherlands. 

However, the Dutch faced defeat and returned the island to England after about a year.

As a famous New York Times journalist put in a podcast back in 2009, New York “was the B X before it was the B Y.” An irony considering the popular idiom around Ys and Xs.

Identify X and Y? Brownie points for identifying the irony.

Send your responses as comments to this question. Check the comments after 6 hours to see if you got it right!

The faster you answer, the more points you get! Second question of the Summer Mini-League 1 goes up at 6 PM today!

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