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
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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!

P.S. Make sure you have a WordPress account for commenting the answers.

Summer Mini-League 3, Question #1

X is an American mathematician who made fundamental contribution to economics. As a student in Princeton, he refused to attend classes and derive from the work of others. He sought the recognition of coming up with his own original idea, and was of the opinion that attending classes that taught others’ works would only dull his mind.

Desperate to find an idea, X would trace the actions of pigeons fighting for bread and a bunch of other peculiar things. He wanted to come up with an equation such that, in a game, there could be a way such that both parties win.

X was working on proving a problem when, in 1956, he faced severe disappointment. He learnt that a proof had already been published just months before he could figure it out. It was speculated that if only one had solved the problem, he would have been given the Fields Medal for the proof.

In this situation, X found a solution he is known for till date. Who is X?

Send your responses as comments to this question.

And with this, we kickstart the Third and final Summer Mini-League! The league will consist of 5 questions over the weekend, which will follow the same schedule and marking scheme as the previous leagues. Your progress will be tracked on a leaderboard, and the winner will be rewarded with a prized Nutella jar!

The next question of the league, and the answer to this question will go up at 6 PM today, so answer quick!

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