Announcing the Don Quizote Winter League 2022 Winners!

And with that, the Winter League, 2022 comes to an end! We received amazing participation and we were delighted to see so many of you answer enthusiastically. Thank you for ending 2022 on a high!

The intense fight for the coveted first place is won by sanchit1053, with Shivangi Kundu and Tazdik Laskar following up at second and third places respectively. The battle got really close towards the end, with some of you literally refreshing the site few minutes before the scheduled time in order to answer quick (we loved it!).

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 quizzing leagues here, and also in Literati’s offline events at IIT Bombay!

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(P.S. @sanchit1053, @Shivangi Kundu and @Tazdik Laskar please email your phone number and address to for your jar of Nutella!)


Question 14, Winter League 2022

The famous duo of Mario and Luigi, are known as the super smash bros. There are two leading companies, X and Y in a certain product that can be compared to Mario and Luigi respectively. As Mario dominates over Luigi, the same took place between X and Y. During World War II, the rift between the founders grew stronger and led to forming independent companies X and Y.

X (analogous to Mario here) was named after its founder. Y was too originally, but later changed its name to something that is well reflected in Y’s logo currently.

ID X and Y. (points only if both are correct, and in the right order)

Question 12, Winter League 2022

X has its own record label, and is a very well-known brand. The original logo of X was rated R and one can get over 80,000 different varieties of items from X.

In almost every scene of this 1999 movie, there is a X Y. This is because X Y acts as an agent to portray the film’s theme subtly, due to the rapidly increasing popularity of X during the time.

ID X and Y. (half points for each)

Question 11, Winter League 2022

X was considered to be an undergarment, and as such, was considered inappropriate to be seen and was made of leather. From the time of their invention until World War 2, a waistcoat was worn over to cover X and prevent indecency. However, people began removing outer layers in public, so this sensibility decreased.

In the 2000’s it became fashionable for some women to wear X as outerwear, a style emerging from mod style of the 1960’s. One particular instant which made it popular again was when the vocalist of a famous band wore it along with her dark suit.


Question 10, Winter League 2022

The discovery of this material is attributed to the ancient Egyptians, however its first discovery in both China and America was in a river. Nearly all of this material came from meteorites, and there is believed to be enough of this material inside the Earth to coat the entire surface with a layer that’s over one feet thick.

Normally chemically unreactive, this material does react with halogens and cyanide solutions. You also possess a small amount of this material, both inside and outside your body.

What is the material?

Question 9, Winter League 2022

In 2022, an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) was launched on their discord by the band J eight days before the release of their new song K, part of whose lyrics were part of the ARG. The final solution to the ARG was the music video poster that was released as the solution along with the song release.

The lyrics video on the other hand, was released on K awareness day.

The premise of the song revolves around K slicing and dicing other K; one of which the listener may relate to.

P.S. The artwork of the lyrics video is a boogie.

Identify K by J.

Drop your answer by commenting on this post. You have 6 hours (i.e. until 6 PM today) to score points!

The next question will be here at 6 PM along with the answer of this question (:

Question 8, Winter League 2022

According to this internet meme, the approximate locations of ten food items are shown in the image.

Identify the axes x, y, z of the plot in the right order (half marks for 2 correct, full marks for all 3).

Drop your answer by commenting on this post. You have 12 hours (i.e. until 12 PM of Sunday) to score points!

The next question will be here at 12 PM along with the answer of this question (:

Question 7, Winter League 2022

A popular animated kids show, this show is one of the few shows to have begun online before hitting the cable. Among other repetitive elements the show is renowned for, a characteristic element distinctive to the online version is still maintained in every TV episode aired.

Coincidentally, the colour of this element is iconically the show’s first of many words introduced to the audience.

Can you find the show and the element being spoken of?

Drop your answer by commenting on this post. You have 6 hours (i.e. until 12 AM) to score points!

The next question will be here at 12 AM so stay hungry, stay tuned!