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!

https://tinyurl.com/DonQuizoteSummerSeason
You can join this WhatsApp group to be notified of all future Quizzing Events that we conduct.
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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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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 is on!

Hola!

We have been hosting the quiz, Question of The Day (QoTD) on our quizzing blog (donquizote.wordpress.com) for the past few weeks, and now that you have your juices flowing, let’s spice up the air with the second week(end) of Summer Mini-Leagues. Get competitive this weekend from the comfort of your couch and battle for THAT jar of Nutella (oh c’mon you know it’s totally worth it). The second league begins today (July 16) at 12PM.

This league will consist of 5 questions spread over the weekend. They will be published at the following timings:

12 PM, Saturday [16  July 2022]
6 PM, Saturday [16  July 2022]
12 AM, Sunday [17  July 2022]
12 PM, Sunday [17  July 2022]
6 PM, Sunday [17 July 2022]

The quicker you answer correctly, the more points you get! The points awarded for answering correctly are 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 (one hour has passed)
After this, 1 point will be deducted for every 30 mins passed.

For the third question (which has a 12 hour answer duration: Sunday, 12AM to 12PM), The first hour follows the same marking scheme as the other questions. Then, 1 point will be deducted for every hour that passed.

In the case of multiple attempts, the latest attempt, if correct, shall be considered with half the points being awarded for it.

Your progress will be tracked on the Mini-League leaderboard and the winner of each Mini-League will be awarded with a revered-since-time-immemorial jar of Nutella!

Make a WordPress account and comment your answers on the question to participate in the league!

P.S. You can join this group to be notified whenever a new question is uploaded!

https://tinyurl.com/DonQuizoteSummerSeason

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!)

Announcing the Summer Mini-Leagues!

Greetings!

We have been hosting a Question of The Day (QoTD) for the past week, and to up the competitive quizzing spirit, Literati presents the Summer Mini-Leagues! These will be conducted over the coming three weekends. The first league begins today (July 9) at 12PM.

This league will consist of 5 questions spread over the weekend. They will be published at the following timings:

12 PM, Saturday [9 July 2022]
6 PM, Saturday [9 July 2022]
12 AM, Sunday [10 July 2022]
12 PM, Sunday [10 July 2022]
6 PM, Sunday [10 July 2022]

The quicker you answer correctly, the more points you get. Your progress will be tracked on the Mini-League leaderboard and the winner of each Mini-League will be awarded with a revered-since-time-immemorial jar of Nutella!

Make a WordPress account and comment your answers on the question to participate in the league!

P.S. You can join this group to be notified whenever a new question is uploaded!
https://tinyurl.com/DonQuizoteSummerSeason

Kicking off the Summer Season!

Hello to all our ardent quizzers, alumni, fresh faces and seniors, we’ll be getting started with the Summer Season from tomorrow, the 4th of July, and will keep uploading questions as per the below format.

Question of the Day at 12 PM, Monday to Friday.

A Mini League on the weekends with questions at 12PM, 6PM and 12AM. A leaderboard will be maintained for the mini league as per tradition, and delicious prizes await the victors!

As is standard policy, answer in the comments (the purple chatbox on the right of the title). The comments will only be approved and the correct answer disclosed when the next question is put up. Goodluck!

P.S. Do remember to register on WordPress in order to comment your answers on the posted questions.

Reach out to Aneesh at +91 91001 78487 for any queries.

Announcing the DQ Winter League Victors!

Following a frenzied three days, with nine questions and intense competition for the three jars of Nutella at stake, the Don Quizote Winter League Legends are Priyanth, Arushi and Saksham!

Priyanth and Arushi are tied in first place with an incredible 125 points and Saksham close behind in third place with a hard earned 100 points. The three victors will enjoy a taste of Literati tradition as we’ll soon be delivering their well deserved Nutella treats!

pri1123 (Priyanth), arushibansal963 (Arushi), gsaksham (Saksham)

Congratulations to all who participated and featured in the leaderboard, we look forward to seeing you in and around the insti quiz circuit!

(P.S. @LeagueLegends, please email your phone number and address to literaryarts.iitb@gmail.com)

Announcing the DQ Winter League 2021!

Hi all!

We’re glad to bring back the Don Quizote League format with the quick Winter edition starting this Sunday 26th December upto Tuesday, 28th December spanning 3 days.
We will be posting three questions everyday, spanning multiple topics (which makes 9 questions in total), with a time limit of 4 hours per question to answer for points. As before, you’re welcome to answer afterwards, but there won’t be any points for that.

This time, we’re awarding the top 3 standees with a taste of Literati tradition in the form of jars of Nutella!

Full transparency will be maintained during the league with everything in front of your eyes, except the answers of course.

Here are the rules and how to participate:
NOTE: We enforce commenting on the posts while logged in to a WordPress account for the league. Create one if you haven’t yet! 
Comments (i.e answers to questions) made as guests (not logged in) shall not be counted.

  1. Questions will be posted thrice a day, one at 12pm, one at 4pm and the last at 8pm.
  2. To answer a particular question comment on the that question, your comment will be approved once the answering period for the question is over.
  3. Each question will have a 4 hour answering window starting from the time of posting the question, and only answers submitted in this time period will be accepted. The answers will be published 4 hours after the posting of the question, and your comments will be approved at the same time – they will not be visible to anyone but us before then.
  4. Kindly refrain from taking any assistance (Google or otherwise) while answering. The questions have been carefully curated to minimise the ease of Googling, though we have faith in the quizzers of our institute and those who are avid fans of our blog.
  5. Points will be awarded for a correct answer, and the earlier you answer, the more points you can earn. The full marking scheme:
Points for correct answer5
Answer correctly within 15 minutes of posting the question+20
Between 15-30 minutes of posting+15
Between 30 minutes – 1 hour of posting+10
Between 1 – 2 hours of posting +5
Between 2 – 4 hours of posting+0
  1. The leaderboard will updated everyday at 12 am. Do not worry if your points have not been updated until this, but if you find any discrepancy after the time period, you can contact any of the conveners and we will be more than happy to help you out.
    Please find the details in the “About the Blogmakers” blog page.
  2. The link to the full leaderboard is here. [1]
  3. We will also be displaying the top 5 quizzers on our homepage throughout the League.
  4. Regarding multiple answers â€“ Only your latest one before the time limit will be considered, and you will be awarded points based on your latest comment’s time.

Happy Quizzing!

[1] https://donquizote.wordpress.com/leaderboard/

The end – and a new beginning

Greetings! The first Don Quizote League has come to an end, but this hopefully marks the beginning of a new era for Don Quizote, IIT Bombay’s Quizzing Blog. Certainly, more such events will be coming, so keep those brains sharp – there are roughly 1300 questions here on Don Quizote, dating back to 2009! 5th May, 2009, to be precise, when the first post of Don Quizote went up. If you’d like to stay informed of events, announcements and questions, do follow the blog (the blue button below the leaderboard link in the sidebar).

Thank you to everyone who participated! We kept going out mainly because answers kept coming in. We are flattered by the response we have received, and we hope you enjoyed!

The Results

The coveted 1st place is a tie between BAIBASWATA BIJNANA JENA and upadhyapreetham! They both stand at a staggering 609 points each, impressively close to the maximum possible 700! Not far behind to grab 3rd place is Sanchit Jindal, at 589 points! These three will be winning the Amazon gift cards!

They’re followed by suryansh at 4th place, with 492 points, and Garv Chandalia rounding off the top 5 with 451 points!

And for honorary mentions, we have the rest of the top 15 here! ->

And the complete leaderboard is here.

Congratulations to all the 58 people who got onto the leaderboard! And to those who were unable to, well, there are more such events to come!

The Future

Sounds a bit like a company’s post to consumers, we realise. xD But we want to inform you all, old quizzers and new, of what to expect from the blog.

The first DQ League was a great success, with over 6000 views in 10 days, and the 970,000 total views milestone being crossed. But we’d like to reach even more of those who would enjoy quizzing at IITB, and of course it would be splendid to cross the much coveted 1 million views mark this year.

We’re planning on holding another Don Quizote League in the winter, as well as potential smaller events between then and now. The post-midsem break just asks for something to happen. And of course, there will be proper quizzes held over video calls, so do attend those for an even better quizzing experience!

But to better know what you’d like, in questions, events, and the website itself, we’d like your inputs here. There’s a bonus question waiting for those who fill it! (Yes, we’re bribing you.)

You’re of course also free to comment anything you want, including feedback, here, though we prefer the form for feedback.

Thanks again, and see you soon with more quizzing content!

Welcome to Don Quizote!

The DQ Winter Season is currently ongoing! The questions can be found by scrolling down, newest to oldest.

Questions were posted every day at 12 noon! Answer within 24 hours by commenting (the little purple square, top-right corner of each post). Your comments won’t be visible until the answer is revealed.

Scroll down for older questions! And thanks for dropping by!

Page links: Leaderboard, The Blogmakers