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

Welcome to Don Quizote’s Summer League!

Hello hello, we are glad to present the first edition of Don Quizote’s Summer League, starting tomorrow, the 14th of July, and ending on 23rd July.
We will be posting two questions everyday, spanning multiple topics (everything from current affairs, to your favourite donuts with sprinkles on top), with a time limit of 6 hours per question to answer for points (A huge upgrade from 6Qs-an-hour course quizzes, if we do say so ourselves). You’re welcome to answer afterwards, but there won’t be any points for that.
We will also be giving away Amazon Gift Cards to the participants who finish in the top 3 at the end of the season.

Simple right? 10 Days, 20 Qs. We will maintain full transparency 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 twice a day, one at 12pm and the other at 6pm.
  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 6 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 6 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 correct answer20
Answer correctly within 15 minutes of posting the question+15
Between 15-45 minutes of posting+12
Between 45-90 minutes of posting+9
Between 90-180 minutes of posting +6
Between 180-360 minutes of posting+3
  1. The leaderboard will updated everyday at 7.00pm and 1.00am. 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.
    You can DM us on insta @aditya.sanghavi22 and @yerawizardmidoriya, or even email us at sanghaviaditya638@gmail.com and rehmatsinghchawla@gmail.com.
  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 – 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/