Review- Gnosomania '10

Gnosiomania – MNNIT ALLAHABAD- Review from an Organizer
QM: Avinash Mudaliar

2 days.
5 quizzes.
17 hours of quizzing.
283 questions.

IT Quiz

The quizzing marathon started on the 30th of January 2010 with an IT quiz. In spite of the quiz being focused on IT, it saw the participation of students from all streams of engineering, sciences and arts. The main auditorium was filled with students all set for the series of quizzes that lay ahead of them.
The prelims was done live by the quizmaster Avinash Mudaliar, had a well researched mix of 30 questions related to Information Technology, Computer Science and Electronics. The finals was electric with a very well appreciated stage two on gaming that left the audience and teams with a feeling of ‘wow’.
1st Prize: Tanmay Agarwal, Sidharth Malik, Prabhakar Kumar (BIT, Mesra)
2nd Prize: Soumya Pandey, Samdrisht Singh, Kumar Shaurya Shankar (DCE)
3rd Prize: Ashwyn Chandrashekhar, Sneha Ranjan, Lakshmi (BIT, Mesra)

Sports Quiz
The second event of the day to follow the IT quiz was a Sports Quiz. The quizmaster had announced in the beginning of the quiz that it will be a ‘Sports’ quiz covering all possible Sports and Games, not a quiz on the popular sports like Cricket or Tennis.
And the quiz was just that, a very good mix of questions covering all possible games and sports. There were questions on games like Polo, Gymnastics, Chess, extreme sports, ballroom dancing and even arm wrestling, which took everyone by surprise. Even people who weren’t too much inclined towards sports quizzing thoroughly enjoyed the quiz!
1st Prize: Soumya Pandey, Samdrisht Singh, Kumar Shaurya Shankar (DCE)
2nd Prize: Vinayak B, Zuhaib Khwaja, Hemant Agarwal (MNNIT, Allahabad)
3rd Prize: Harsh Trivedi, Nikhil Lohia, Suyash Sengar (HBTI, Kanpur)

Entertainment Quiz

It was the most awaited quiz of the day, the entertainment quiz. The entire auditorium was full. The quiz started post dinner and had the largest turnout of audience as compared to any other event in the fest. Everyone who was present took part in the prelims, whether or not they were quizzers. And the quiz turned out to be a delight, with questions that can be appreciated by the masses.
The quizmaster did a wonderful job ensuring that the huge crowd that had gathered for the quiz had lots of fun and participated in the quiz. His PJs and wisecracks kept the crowd going even at late hours in the night.
The highlight of the quiz was the stage two, which was on theaters in Allahabad. With a large number of the audience being from the city, the audience was ecstatic to see that a quiz master had actually researched on local content and made an entire stage two out of it.
1st Prize: Prabhakar Kumar, Sneha Ranjan and Ashwyn Chandra (BIT, Mesra)
2nd Prize: Tarang Singhal, Sunny Pandey, Shashwat Kant (HBTI Kanpur)
3rd Prize: Soumya Pandey, Samdrisht Singh, Kumar Shaurya Shankar (DCE)

General Quiz
After a long day of quizzing on 30th, people were back in the morning at the auditorium for the general quiz. The quiz started with a question on the family chart of The Nehru Family, an apt question to start with in MNNIT. All the participants crowded around the screen, sat down trying to crack the puzzle. This was one of those memorable sights in quizzing that one doesn’t get to see too often. The organizers were busy taking photographs of the participants, trying to capture the moment.
1st Prize: Soumya Pandey, Samdrisht Singh, Kumar Shaurya Shankar (DCE)
2nd Prize: Aaditya Tiwari, Shaswat Omar, Bhalendu Chauhan (HBTI, Kanpur)
3rd Prize: Abinash Pant, Hemant Agarwal, Nitish Kumar Yadav (MNNIT, Allahabad)

Auto Quiz
The last quiz and probably one of the most awaited quiz. After a memorable auto quiz in the last Gnosiomania conducted by Mr. Avinash Mudaliar, the interest in auto quizzes have increased multifold in the campus. Though teams weren’t sure if auto was their cup of tea, they still gathered at the auditorium to get a taste of an auto quiz. The prelims was very workout-able, with questions on the very meaning of auto, connects on Imphala, word origins of Diesel and Petrol. The final was a high speed action with lots of buzzer based rounds, special rounds where teams challenge each other on various topics etc. This high energy quiz was an apt ending to the quizzing marathon that started with an IT quiz 17 hours before.
1st Prize: Prabhakar Kumar, Lakshmi and Siddharth Malik (BIT, Mesra)
2nd Prize: K Shaurya Shankar, Soumya Pande, Samdristh Singh (DCE)
3rd Prize: Kaushik Kishore (APJCE), Aparna (NIT, Jamshedpur), Monika (NIT, Jamshedpur)

For questions from these quizzes, do click here

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  • Tarang  On May 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    It was an excellent quiz by Avinash Sir, but i regret to say that the organizers haven’t sent any prize money to the winners, guess it is natural justice MNNIT did not win a single quiz…..

    • Admin  On May 17, 2010 at 2:21 PM

      You should try and contact the organizers directly as Quizmasters usually dont have a say in post quiz functionalities 🙂 I am sure MNNIT will respond. Thanks

  • Tanmay Agarwal  On March 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Pls make a correction in the results of the Auto Quiz. Team from BIT comprising of Tanmay Agarwal, Sneha Ranjan and Ashwyn Chandrashekar was joint second with the team from DCE.


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