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MINDSWEEP 2012 | Quiz Info

MINDSWEEP 2012

It is with pleasure that we announce the inaugural edition of KQA’s International Solo Championship, titled MindSweep.

We have confirmations from the United Kingdom and the United States, and a few more countries will probably participate.

Mindsweep will be held during the weekend comprising Saturday, 7 January and Sunday 8 January 2012.

The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections. Please register in advance using the form on this page.

The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.

  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections

Rio 2016 Launches New Olympic Logo

At Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero Friday, an estimated 2.5 million New Years Eve revellers who were in attendance for the annual fireworks display were also treated to the much-anticipated unveiling of the new Olympic logo designed for the Rio 2016 Games.  After a video presentation, the logo was projected onto a big screen on the sand of the beach.

The logo was chosen from a short-list of eight agencies – in all, 139 design firms participated from Brazil.  They were tasked with designing “a brand capable of translating Brazilian people passion for sport and the enormous power of transformation of the Olympic Games will have in Rio de Janeiro and in the whole country,” according to the bid committee.

The New Rio 2016 Website describes the logo as “…the passionate carioca soul that extends an embrace and shares its friendship, in a collective and warm gesture, which expresses our impassioned way of celebrating.  Passion and transformation of a city and an entire country, fuelled by the renovation of the Olympic spirit, to project Brazil and Rio de Janeiro to the world.  Passion and transformation of our planet and its people, by promoting a more interdependent, conscious and sustainable culture, as an inspiration to the present and a legacy for the future.”

The new brand will  later create a Games’ mascot.

Original Story: Gamesbids

History of the Football World Cup Trophy

It stands 36.8 centimetres high, weighs 6.1 kilograms, is made of solid, 18-carat gold — and it’s one of the most sought-after prizes in all of sports.
It’s the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
First awarded in 1930 at the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay, the trophy has been on a wild ride in the 80 years since, travelling the world many times over and visiting almost every country on the planet.
It’s important to know that the current World Cup trophy is the second incarnation of soccer’s greatest prize.
The original statuette, named Victory, stood 35 centimetres tall and weighed 3.8 kilograms. The octagonal cup, held by a winged figure representing Nike — the ancient Greek goddess of victory — was the creation of French sculptor Abel Lafleur.
In 1946, the cup was renamed the Jules Rimet Trophy in honour of the FIFA president and awarded to Uruguay a second time in 1950 after the South American powerhouse won the World Cup in Brazil. According to FIFA, Dr. Ottorino Barassi, the Italian vice-president of FIFA, hid the trophy in a shoebox under his bed throughout the Second World War so it would not fall into the hands of the Nazis.
But Barassi couldn’t prevent it from being stolen in 1966.
Months before the tournament kicked off in England, the trophy was stolen while on display at a public exhibition in London. Panic quickly set in as FIFA prepared to stage the World Cup without the trophy and a nationwide hunt for the statuette was launched.
Seven days after the theft, a dog named Pickles was out for a walk with his owner in south London when he walked up to some bushes to — ahem — “take care of business.” Incredibly, wrapped in some newspapers in the bottom of the bushes was the trophy.
Jules Rimet Trophy became the permanent possession of Brazil following the 1970 tournament — FIFA guidelines stipulated that a country kept the trophy in perpetuity once it won a third World Cup. Sadly, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen in 1983 when it was taken from a display at the Brazilian Football Confederation headquarters in Rio. It was never recovered.
The 1974 tournament in West Germany marked a new era in World Cup history as a new trophy, simply called the FIFA World Cup Trophy, was introduced, depicting two human figures holding up the Earth.
Designed by Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, the current trophy features a base containing two layers of semi-precious malachite while the bottom side bears the engraved year and name of each World Cup winner since 1974.
“The lines spring out from the base, rising in spirals, stretching out to receive the world,” Gazzaniga said of his work. “From the remarkable dynamic tensions of the compact body of the sculpture rise the figures of two athletes at the stirring moment of victory.”
Unlike its predecessor, the current World Cup Trophy cannot be won outright: the winners of the tournament receive it on loan for four years and must return it before the next World Cup. The winners receive a replica to keep.

Source: CBC

ASAP Sports and Entertainment Quiz

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Qriosity 2009

Date: 12th and 13th September

Venue: Triguna Sen Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University

Quizzes: Qriosity 2009 will have three quizzes.

Official Website: http://qriosity.webs.com/

Event Schedule

Quiz Date Time Quiz Master

Biz Quiz

12thSeptember

10.30am onwards

Mr. Shounak Chakrabarti

Be A Sport

13thSeptember

10.30am onwards

Mr. Ranadurjay Talukdar

JU Open

13thSeptember

3.00pm onwards

Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya

NB.: Registrations for the quizzes can be done online OR on the spot.

On Spot registrations will start at 10.00am for the first two quizzes and2.30 pm for the Open Quiz i.e half an hour before the scheduled start of the quiz. Online registration is preferred and therefore encouraged.

Rules & Regulations for the Sports Quiz & Biz Quiz:

1. All teams should consist of a maximum of 3 members only.

2. Teams are only allowed from schools & colleges.

3. Forming of cross-teams is permitted in the sense that you can team up with a college student only if you are a college student yourself.

4. 8 teams make it to the stage from written prelims.

5. 1 stage spot in both quizzes is reserved for the highest scoring school team if no school team makes it in the top 8 from the prelims.

6. Students are requested to bring their ID cards along for verification.

7. In case of any dispute the decision of the organizing committee will be final.

8. There is no registration fee.

Rules & Regulations for The JU Open:

1. All teams should consist of a maximum of 3 members only.

2. Everyone is free to participate.

3. 8 teams make it to the stage from written prelims.

4. 2 stage spots are reserved for the highest scoring school team & a college team if none make it in the top 8 from the prelims.

5. Students are requested to bring their ID cards along for verification.

6. In case of any dispute the decision of the organizing committee will be final.

7. There is no registration fee.

Game, Set & Match- The Sports Quiz

GAME, SET & MATCH

THE SPORTS QUIZ

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On: Saturday, the 20th of June, 2009

At: Space Cirle

Q.M.: Somnath Chanda & Ashoke Sanyal (of “Quizzing Unlimited”)

Presented by: Adverb

 

Proposed Format

* Teams should have maximum 3 participants.

 (Top 8 teams will qualify for the final)

 

For any further details please contact —–

Ø  Somnath – 9874056162

Ø  Ashoke – 9830190982

Ø  Biswabijoy – 9831127130

 Email – somnathquiz@gmail.com   

             ashoke35@yahoo.com

The QFI Open Quiz 2009

The Quiz Foundation of India (Chennai Chapter), in association with Indian Terrain is proud to announce ‘The QFI Open Quiz 2009′, the fifth edition of the annual open quiz, which has become a fixture on the Chennai quizzing calendar.

It is an open quiz with no conditions whatsoever for participation. All are welcome to participate. Prizes include cash and Landmark gift vouchers. There will a Sports and Entertainment quiz in the morning at 10:30 a.m at the same venue. Plenty of audience prizes from Landmark and DilSeBol also on offer. The details are as follows:

Date: 7th of June, 2009 (Sunday)

Venue: Museum Theatre
Govt. Museum, Pantheon Road,
Egmore, Chennai – 600008

Schedule of Events

Sports and Entertainment Quiz

Quizmaster: Rajen Prabhu

Research Team: Sreeram, Vijay Sarathy, Vinod Ganesh, Krishnamurti Ganesh, Vikram Rajan, Sivakumar V.V.

Timings: Prelims – 10:30 a.m. and Finals – 11:30 a.m.

Team size: Maximum of 2 members

Registration Fee: Waived

General Quiz

Quizmaster: Vinod Ganesh

Research Team: Krishnamurti Ganesh, Vikram Rajan

Timings: Prelims – 03:30 p.m. and Finals – 05:00 p.m.

Team size: Maximum of 3 members

Registration Fee: Waived

Quizzes @ Aatmatrisha'09

Aatmatrisha-09
Loads of quizzes including sports,biz-tech and ent.

Host: PESIT, Bangalore.

Date: 17th to 19th April 2009

Offcial Website:http://aatmatrisha.pes.edu

Details:

Event Name: Quiz

Date/Time: 18th April, Saturday 9am

Ticket Price: Rs.60 /-

Description: Run through the whole gamut of quizzes we have on offer. A true demand of intellectual stamina as you battle time, rack your brains and fend off competition.

Biz-Tech Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
18th April, Saturday 11am

  • This includes the latest trends in business and cutting edge technology.
  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time required for the event: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)

Entertainment Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
18th April, Saturday 12Noon

  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)
  • Preferable venue: F-block class room + Seminar hall or Audi for finals

Sports Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
17th April, Friday 3pm

  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)

Online Quiz

  • A set of 50 questions will be uploaded on the AT website and the questions will be just released just before the start of the fest and the participants are required to download the questionnaire from the AT website and mail the answers to the given e-mail id within 24 Hrs.
  • Web Address: Will be announced shortly
  • Quiz goes online on 16th April.
    Email id: quiz@at.pes.edu
  • One per team.
  • Open to all and no entry fee for it.

Quizzes @ Aatmatrisha’09

Aatmatrisha-09
Loads of quizzes including sports,biz-tech and ent.

Host: PESIT, Bangalore.

Date: 17th to 19th April 2009

Offcial Website:http://aatmatrisha.pes.edu

Details:

Event Name: Quiz

Date/Time: 18th April, Saturday 9am

Ticket Price: Rs.60 /-

Description: Run through the whole gamut of quizzes we have on offer. A true demand of intellectual stamina as you battle time, rack your brains and fend off competition.

Biz-Tech Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
18th April, Saturday 11am

  • This includes the latest trends in business and cutting edge technology.
  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time required for the event: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)

Entertainment Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
18th April, Saturday 12Noon

  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)
  • Preferable venue: F-block class room + Seminar hall or Audi for finals

Sports Quiz

Ticket Price: Rs.30/-
17th April, Friday 3pm

  • No of participants per team:  2
  • Time: 30mins (prelims) + 1 hour (finals)

Online Quiz

  • A set of 50 questions will be uploaded on the AT website and the questions will be just released just before the start of the fest and the participants are required to download the questionnaire from the AT website and mail the answers to the given e-mail id within 24 Hrs.
  • Web Address: Will be announced shortly
  • Quiz goes online on 16th April.
    Email id: quiz@at.pes.edu
  • One per team.
  • Open to all and no entry fee for it.

Quizzes @ Moksha '09

Find the India Quiz Prelims here

Find the questions from Sportstar here

As a part of Moksha ’09, NSIT’s annual cultural festival – we shall be conducting 4 quizzes from 28-30 March.

Concurso – The General Quiz
Pravaah – The India Quiz
The English Vocabulary and Literature Quiz
Sportstar – The Sports Quiz

Please check the date of the respective quizzes and exact timings as per the schedule uploaded on the site :
Moksha 09 Website [http://moksha09.com]

For details contact quiz organisers mentioned on the site or :
Apoorv Kamra
Quiz Coordinator
9811173655

Quizzes @ Moksha ’09

Find the India Quiz Prelims here

Find the questions from Sportstar here

As a part of Moksha ’09, NSIT’s annual cultural festival – we shall be conducting 4 quizzes from 28-30 March.

Concurso – The General Quiz
Pravaah – The India Quiz
The English Vocabulary and Literature Quiz
Sportstar – The Sports Quiz

Please check the date of the respective quizzes and exact timings as per the schedule uploaded on the site :
Moksha 09 Website [http://moksha09.com]

For details contact quiz organisers mentioned on the site or :
Apoorv Kamra
Quiz Coordinator
9811173655

Quizzes @ Space Circle

Love All (The Sports quiz) from 11AM to 2PM

Showbiz (The Movie Quiz) from 5PM to 8PM

Date: 29th March, Sunday

Venue: Space Circle (on VIP Road),Kolkata

No Entry Fees. Three member teams. Open to all. Cash Prizes at Stake.

Quizmaster: Biswabijoy Sen

For more information call 98311 27130

Under the Peepal Tree '09

Questions from all the quizzes mentioned below available here

Under the People Tree is RVCE’s Quizfest. Schedule below. All quizzes open to students (teams of 3) i think (except AV and  corporate quiz). Please call Arpan or refer the blogs for details.

20th March, Friday:

9:30 AM– India Quiz
2.00 PM– General Quiz

21st March, Saturday:

9.30 AM– Sci Tech Quiz
2.00 PM– Sports Quiz
5.00 PM– AV Open Quiz (Open- teams of 4)
Venue: RV Teacher’s College,Jayanagar, Bangalore

The Corporate Quiz details are yet to be finalised.Give us a few days more,and we’ll have all the details ready.See ya there!

Follow utpt.blogspot.com for the latest.

Also check http://utpt.blogspot.com/search/label/Funda%20Archive for the latest quizzes.

Regards,

Arpan(+91 98869 98165)

Under the Peepal Tree ’09

Questions from all the quizzes mentioned below available here

Under the People Tree is RVCE’s Quizfest. Schedule below. All quizzes open to students (teams of 3) i think (except AV and  corporate quiz). Please call Arpan or refer the blogs for details.

20th March, Friday:

9:30 AM– India Quiz
2.00 PM– General Quiz

21st March, Saturday:

9.30 AM– Sci Tech Quiz
2.00 PM– Sports Quiz
5.00 PM– AV Open Quiz (Open- teams of 4)
Venue: RV Teacher’s College,Jayanagar, Bangalore

The Corporate Quiz details are yet to be finalised.Give us a few days more,and we’ll have all the details ready.See ya there!

Follow utpt.blogspot.com for the latest.

Also check http://utpt.blogspot.com/search/label/Funda%20Archive for the latest quizzes.

Regards,

Arpan(+91 98869 98165)

Open Sports Quiz @ Starmark

Venue: Starmark Terrace, Emami Market, 3 Lord Sinha Road, Kolkata-700071

Date: Sunday, 1st March, 2009

Time: Registration begins 4 PM onwards

Team Size: Two members per team

Cost of Participation: Nothing, except for your time

QMs: Mr. Gautam Ghosh & Ranadurjay Talukdar

Prizes: Attractive prizes courtesy Starmark. Loads of prizes for the audience as well.

For any doubts/clarifications, you can Email us at ranadurjay@gmail.com or at gautam08@gmail.com.

Exquizzit @ Aarohan ’09

Part of: Aarohan 2009

Host: NIT, Durgapur

Date: 26th Feb 09 to 1st March 09

Quizzes

General Quiz

Business Quiz

Sports & Entertainment

More details click here

Exquizzit @ Aarohan '09

Part of: Aarohan 2009

Host: NIT, Durgapur

Date: 26th Feb 09 to 1st March 09

Quizzes

General Quiz

Business Quiz

Sports & Entertainment

More details click here

Quizfest @ Incident ’09

QuizFest@Incident ’09

Date: 26th February to March 1st 2009
Venue:NITK,Surathkal
,Karnataka

Quizzes
(1) General Quiz
Quiz Master : Mr. Arul Mani(KQA)
(2) Lone Wolf
(3) Sports and Entertainment Quiz
(4) India Quiz
(5) Biz-Tech Quiz

Total Prize Money: Rs 80,000
Teams of 3 for all quizzes
On-the-spot- registration for all quizzes
No registration fee for the quizzes.

Participants to be college students only.

For details visit http://www.incident09.com or call Chinmaya U.Holla:+91 99168 12650

Quizfest @ Incident '09

QuizFest@Incident ’09

Date: 26th February to March 1st 2009
Venue:NITK,Surathkal
,Karnataka

Quizzes
(1) General Quiz
Quiz Master : Mr. Arul Mani(KQA)
(2) Lone Wolf
(3) Sports and Entertainment Quiz
(4) India Quiz
(5) Biz-Tech Quiz

Total Prize Money: Rs 80,000
Teams of 3 for all quizzes
On-the-spot- registration for all quizzes
No registration fee for the quizzes.

Participants to be college students only.

For details visit http://www.incident09.com or call Chinmaya U.Holla:+91 99168 12650

Quizzes @ Sinhgad College of Engineering

Host: Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune

Auto-Tech Quiz
Date- 27th and 28th February,2009
On the spot registrations are allowed,Teams of 2.
Venue- Mechanical Department (D-2)

Rules-
The quiz will be conducted in three rounds.
Questions will be based on Automobile and related to
Mechanical,Industrial and Production Engineering.

Round 1-MCQ’s (Elims)
Round 2-Audio-Visuals (semifinal)
Round 3-Finals on stage

Registration Fee- Rs 30/- per team

Prize Money- Worth Rs 15000/-

Contact- Chandrika (9890103807)
Tanmay (9850677103)

Sports Quiz

On the spot registrations are allowed,Cross college teams are allowed,
teams of 2.

Rules-
Elims will be conducted in the morning at 10am , top six teams from
the elims to qualify for the final.

Registration Fee- Rs 50/- per team

Prize Money- Worth Rs 5000/-

Contact- Rohit Bahulekar (9923084608)