Indian Constitution & Politics Quiz

Constituion@70

 

The Karnataka Quiz Association and DAKSH proudly invite you to the inaugural edition of the Indian Constitution & Politics Quiz. The quiz is part of DAKSH’s Republic@70 campaign, which is celebrating 70 years of the Indian Constitution.

DAKSH is a civil society organization that undertakes research and activities to promote accountability and better governance in India. It was founded in 2008 by people from diverse backgrounds, including academicians, entrepreneurs, lawyers, teachers, social & political activists, and ordinary citizens. Over the last eleven years, DAKSH has been working to create inclusive, transparent, self-correcting mechanisms that encourage accountability in all branches of the government.

The quiz is for teams of 2 and is open to everyone, and not just to constitution geeks & die-hard quizzers. The quiz will have a short written prelims of ~25 questions, with the top 8 teams facing off in the finals. The finals will feature a mix of oral and written rounds. Finalists and winners stand to win exciting cash prizes!

 

Where: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

When: 3:00 pm, 7th December 2019

QMs: Avinash TN and Gautham Shenoy

 

For more details, please email communications@dakshindia.org

Open Quizzes – November 24, 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting two open quizzes on Sunday, 24th November at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala. [map]

11:00 am – Catcher in the Eye – The Photography Quiz

Set by Tanmay Prusty, a written quiz on iconic (and not so iconic) candid moments, people, events and sundry from the world of photography. It is a written quiz for teams of up to two. Open to all.

 

2:30 pm – The November Open Quiz

The third monthly open general quiz of the season, this quiz will be helmed by Lokesh and Sreshth. It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.

 

You can get the latest updates by following the KQA on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

Quiz Night at The Courtyard – November 13th (Wednesday)

TV Quiz

Quiz Night at The Courtyard

Join us for edition 11 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard on November 13 (Wednesday) at 8:00 PM.

Manish, Rajat and Santosh return to conduct another season of the TV quiz – be content with Content with a quiz on all things television (note: no essay type questions on soldering capacitors to circuit boards or anything), whether Peak TV or pique TV. Come for the questions, stay for the recommendations.

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all. Prizes for top three finishers.

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar [map]

Registration: ₹100/team.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming (if you’re sure that you are coming) – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996 Limited parking at the venue.

Note on parking: Very limited parking available at the venue, so ideal to park either near St. Joseph’s College, or at the Shantinagar Bus Stand parking lot and walk up.

ASKQANCE 2019 – QMs, SCHEDULES, PRIZES

Askqance, the KQA’s annual quiz fest, is just a week away! Three days of quizzing goodness – here are all the details.

The venue for all quizzes (except Sai-tanic verses) is the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road. (Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pLoJ3Eo4k6weBoZLA)

Friday, June 28th

10 AM: MahaMahaquizzer – a showdown between the top 16 quizzers in India, as determined by Mahaquizzer 2018.

QMs: Movin Miranda, Nagaratna Patil, Navin Rajaram and Praveen VR.

230 PM: MegaWhats – a showndown between the top 16 quizzers quiz teams in India, as determined by MegaWhats 2019.

QMs: Preetham Upadhya, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Rajagopal PS and Vivek Karthikeyan.

Audience is always welcome for MahaMahaquizzer and MegaWhats.

9 PM: The Sai-Tanic Verses (Quiz Night at the Courtyard)

Yes, AsKQAnce now has a nightlife! Come to the Courtyard in Shantinagar for a fun quiz at a great venue to wine and dine – it’s like dinner theatre, only a quiz.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar. (Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/XQ7eanLRTMLkyWu6A )

QM: Sai Ganesh + team.

Note on parking: Very limited parking available at the venue, so ideal to park either near St. Joseph’s college or at the Shantinagar Bus Stand parking lot and walk up.

Saturday, June 29th

10 AM: Persiflage – the books quiz

High brow, low brow, middle brow… books and the people behind them. A few alternative titles: Rifle Pages, Book Lagi Hai, Tome Deaf, Readheads, Sheet Happens, Shelf Aware… sigh, #LitAF (millennials, please attend). Rest assured, the QMs are hard at work with the questions rather than the title.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Krittika Adhikary, Thejaswi Udupa.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

330 PM: Son of Lumiere – the movies quiz

The 11th edition of a movie quiz that just keeps getting better, like your favourite Indiana Jones Carry On the 11th movie in the MCU the reputation of Harvey We… FINE WINE. It keeps getting better like fine wine. The biggest and best movie quiz in the biz. Ask anyone.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Sujata Sharma, Varun Rajiv.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

Sunday, June 30th

10AM: By Hooke or by Crookes – the Sci/Tech quiz

Science, as in the science of everyday things. Technology, as in how the USB is inserted the wrong way up. Anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, anti-evolution crusaders and makers of mythological nukes are all welcome. No PhD required.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

QMs: CIDs from Kerala.

Prizes: 6K, 4K, 3K + coupons for all finalists.

230 PM: Gridlock – the Crossword Quiz

A take-to-lunch quiz that requires solving a printed grid containing approximately 30 clues. Most clues will have a predominant quizzing component and/or a cryptic clue. Winners determined on the number of correct answers. Ties, if any, will be broken by time taken.

An open quiz for teams of 2… well, the prizes are for two people, at any rate.

QMs: Venkatesh S,  Venkataraman R

Prizes: 2K, 1.5K, 1K

330PM: Sesame – the General Quiz

A general quiz. The general quiz of the calendar, even. After all, specialisation is for insects.

An open quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Mollika, Santosh Swaminathan.

Prizes: 8K, 6K, 4K + coupons for all finalists.

Follow along for the latest updates at www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes or the AsKQAnce 2019 Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/421983465210687

Quiz Night at The Courtyard on Wednesday, May 8

Join us for edition 5 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) on May 8 (Wednesday) at 8 PM.

The theme this month is elections. Set and conducted by a coalition of political symbols that was the quiz team formerly known as Peter Panchali, the quiz – dubbed ‘Polliogare’ – will be a general-tinged quiz that covers a fare of elections, polls, surveys, choices and the like on all things political and non-political. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know who stood for what municipal bypoll in the year 1949.5.

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar.

Registration: ₹100/team.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming (if you’re sure that you are coming) – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996 Limited parking at the venue.

Results of quizzes held on April 7 & 21

Results of quizzes held on April 7:

After fielding 250 questions, and almost as many bad jokes by the quizmasters Arun Hiregange and Thejaswi Udupa, here are the top 8 of Solus Rex 2018/19.

I – Anustup Datta – 335 points
II – Santosh Swaminathan – 310 points
III – Varun Rajiv – 280 points

IV – Hrishikesh Varma – 205 points
V – Ashwin Kumar – 195 points
VI – Rohit Suresh – 175 points
VII – Pranav R – 140 points
VIII – Sachin Deshpande – 100 points

Congratulations to Anustup Datta on being crowned Solus Rex, and to the rest of the finalists for making it a good fight.

The Karnataka/Bangalore Quiz, by Meghavi Gowda, Kaustuba KV, Lingaraj GV

I – Karthik Shashidhar, Thejaswi Udupa – 24 points
II – Gururaj Deshpande, Sachin Deshpande – 23.5 points
III – Sohan Maheshwar, Naveen N – 23 points

The South Indian Movie Quiz, by Kaustuba KV, Kishore Rajendra, Shishira Maiya

I – Alagarsamy P, Thejaswi Udupa – 49.5 points
II – Nishant Raman, Manish Achuth – 43.5 points
III – Prashanth Vijay, Arun Ramanathan – 38 points

Results of quizzes held on April 21:

The Artefacts Quiz, by Lokesh Kaza and Vivek Karthikeyan

I – Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR – 46.5 points
II – Navin Rajaram, Arun Hiregange – 42.5 points
III – Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa – 35 points

The April Open Quiz, by Anuradha Santhanam and Berty Ashley

I – Shilpa, Satish Roy, Satyakant, Jayanth Mahadevan, Thejaswi Udupa – 169 points
II – Navin Rajaram, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Pranav Iyer, Nikhil Dhaigude – 155 points
III – Sohan Maheshwar, Nishant Raman, Samir Agrawal, Tryambak M – 140 points

Congratulations to everyone!

TV Quiz at The Courtyard on Wednesday, April 10

Join us for edition 4 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) on April 10 (Wednesday) at 8 PM.

The theme this month is television. Set and conducted by Santosh, Manish and Rajat, the quiz will broadly cover TV shows, the history of TV, their production, associated trivia etc etc.

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all.

Venue: The Courtyard in Shantinagar.

Registration: ₹100/team.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming (if you’re sure that you are coming) – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996 Limited parking at the venue.

Open Quizzes on Sunday, April 7

The KQA will be conducting three quizzes on 7th April (Sunday) at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala. (https://goo.gl/maps/KuhSpXYbGAo on Google Maps)

1030AM: The Bangalore and Karnataka Quiz – the quiz that got too big for one city and swallowed up the state as well: questions on and about the city, the state, the state of the city and the state… you get the idea.

It is a written quiz for teams of two or fewer. Open to all. Registration: ₹100/team.

1PM: The South Indian Cinema Quiz – if you prefer star power or Power Star, feel qualified or Kollyfied, Senthil would or Sandalwood… this is the quiz for you.

It is a written quiz for teams of two or fewer. Open to all. Registration: ₹100/team.

4PM: Solus Rex Finals – at long last, the finals to the year-long Solus Rex is here! After two rounds of elimination, come watch the last ten quizzers left standing battle it out for the win through rounds of general questions and two devious topical rounds on ‘Aviation’ and ‘Cocktails’.

KQA yearbooks will be available at the venue.

You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

Results of Quizzes held on March 17

Irish Stew, by Anustup Datta and his Quizician crew

I – Santosh Swaminathan, Thejaswi Udupa – 293 points
II – Arul Mani, Venkat Ravindra, Nagaratna Patil, Prithwiraj Mukherjee – 268 points
III – Arun Hiregange, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Jinson Chacko – 240 points

The KQA Music Quiz, by Berty Ashley and Arjun Mohan

I – Santosh Swaminathan, Thejaswi Udupa – 690 points
II – Sai Ganesh, Nishant Raman, Manish Achutha, Sohan Maheshwar – 515 points
III – Anuradha Santhanam, Debanjan Bose, Sachin Deshpande, Praveen VR – 510 points

Open quizzes on Wednesday, March 13, and Sunday, March 17, 2019

Quiz Night at the Courtyard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

QMs: Anuradha Santanam and Sreyashi Dastidar

Edition 3 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard (in association with the KQA) is here! Come to the Courtyard (in Shantinagar) at 8 PM on March 13 (Wednesday) for a quiz celebrating Women’s Day with startling and fun facts and trivia about women around the world. The quiz is set and conducted by Anuradha and Sreyashi with contributions from women quizzers across the country.

A general quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all

Registration: ₹100/team.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996. Limited parking at the venue.

KQA Quizzes on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Ujjivan

The KQA will be conducting two quizzes on 17th March (Sunday) at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala. (https://goo.gl/maps/KuhSpXYbGAo on Google Maps)

1030AM: Irish Stew by Quizician

Set by the venerable Team Quizician, it’s a general quiz on odds-and-ends, bits-and bobs, and other stuff-in-the-fridge. In other words, a quiz.

It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of four or fewer. Open to all.

4PM: The KQA Music Quiz, aka Toto Recall by Berty and Juno

The boys are back in town to host one of the most popular quizzes on the calendar. A quiz on music, enough said. Some exposure to memes may occur.

It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of four or fewer. Open to all.

KQA yearbooks will be available at the venue.

You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

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