Questions from varied fields

Questions from varied fields

Grey Matter

The open quiz competition witnessed more than 900 participants from all walks of life in the preliminary round. The questions from varied fields, be it serious or light topics, gave an opportunity to the participants test their knowledge.

The quiz enthusiasts of the City formed teams under many categories like corporate, school and college.

Quizmaster Navin Jayakumar hosted the event and turned it into a battle of intelligence by asking interesting questions. The audience too took an active part in the quiz by answering the questions which were not correctly answered by the contestants and winning a lot of goodies. The regional final was one of the most interesting events of the day where eight teams battled it out to win the first prize.

The regional final was divided into two rounds with each of them comprising 15 questions of 10 points each. As there was no negative marking, some of the teams came out with funny answers for some of the questions.

The questions were based on mythology, science and technology, lifestyle, gadgets and entertainment. Plenty of movie clippings and songs were utilised to make the event lively. A clipping of Upendra’s recent movie ‘Super’ was also included in the list and the participants were asked to recognise the speciality of its title.

While ‘QED’ won the finals, another team called ‘Insignificant Others’ which included Sreeram, Sankhya and Vijay secured the second prize. Ochintya Sharma, Arun Hiregange and Anustup Datta who contested under the team name ‘We Are Like This’ clinched the third place.

‘Tele Tubbies’, a team from The Frank Anthony Public School consisting of Jeydev, Pranav and Mollika, was announced as the best school team. BS Supreeth, BS Karthik and Anish Desai won the prize for having come with a unique team name called ‘Ra One, G One, V One’.

“Though the team that I supported didn’t win, I learnt so many things by attending this event. Some of the questions looked easy but they were so tricky that the teams ended up giving wrong answers. It was fun to watch the teams being grilled on stage,” said Aravind, who won a lot of goodies for giving many right answers.