<Cant think of a clever name>
Presented by :
Anand M S
The Department of Telecommunications
Heartfelt Thanks to
• The Department of Telecommunications
• All the participants
• The World Wide Web for its vast reserve of information
• Gregory House for ensuring that I stayed in the right mood to
prepare this final
• Madame Zhou for threatening me with dire consequences otherwise
• I think that the finalists should be thankful to me for hosting the quiz
and selflessly giving others the opportunity to make some money
• 4 Rounds
• Scoring pattern shall be elucidated at the
start of each round
• The Quizmasters’ decision is final,
binding, and will not change even in the
face of clinching evidence to the contrary
• 6 Questions : Round Robin
• Fairplay enabled
• +10/-10 on Fairplay
• +10/0 on a Direct/Pass
1. People slept at night on the 4th
of October 1582. But when they
woke up the next morning, it was 15th
October 1582. What happened?
The Gregorian Calendar came into effect
that night, changing the date.
As quoted from Wikipedia,
"Homer the Whopper" is the season premiere
of The Simpsons' twenty-first season. It
originally aired on the Fox network in the
United States on September 27, 2009. In
the episode, Comic Book Guy creates a
new superhero called Everyman who takes
powers from other superheroes.
•Teams are given 2 minutes on the clock to conjure up 2 questions on their own,
in any field that they choose
•Teams will be paired on the basis of the points scored at that stage of the quiz,
and will cross-quiz each other
•To maintain fairness, the Quizmaster reserves the right to veto any question
that is ambiguous or deemed unfit for whatever reason
•This round is inspired from the SIMC Quiz where something similar was
employed. This is in its trial stage, and the contestants are requested… nay…
ordered to co-operate in the name of innovation
•Also, I almost grew bald trying to think of a quality LVC
•Scoring will be elucidated
I was inclined initially to give points for
Flying Spaghetti Monster… but hey! For
1500 bucks, you better know this!
3. While bouncers are common now, in 1893,it would have
been unthinkable for a bowler to use those tactics as it
was used in this historic match. The Umpire would have
Also, matches with only one inning a side are a relatively
recent occurrence. In the late 1890s even friendly
matches lasting only 1-2 days had 2 innings each, so it is
very unlikely that this match would last only 1 inning.
Also, even if the match lasted 1 inning, as long as the
chasing team didn’t lose all their wickets and they had
not scored as much as the opposition, they would not
lose the match but simply draw it.
Which match are we talking about?
4. What was founded on the basis of the recommendations of this report?
Yep. With a full mush. His only pic with a full mush.
6. The next edition of the X, the world’s most definitive work
in its field, will never be printed because of the impact of the
The first X in recognizable format was Samuel Johnson’s,
which was published in 1755. It remained the standard text
for 150 years until the ________ embarked on its project in
The first ______________ came out in sections from 1884,
completed in 1928. Despite its worldwide reputation, the X
has never made a profit. The continuing research costs
several million pounds a year. The X’s owner, __________
said the impact of the internet means that X will probably
appear only in electronic form.
X = ?