The QFI Open Quiz 2007
The QFI Opens of the last two years have been resounding successes, attracting more than 120 teams each time, including some from Hyderabad, Bangalore, and even Ahmedabad. This time, the quiz promises to be both bigger and better. You can read The Hindu's review of the QFI Open 2006 here.
Apart from being original, well researched and immensely entertaining, the QFI Open also aims at making quizzing a fun experience for everyone involved. It will try and bring to a wider audience the same mix of light-hearted fun and serious high-standard quizzing that is seen at QFI's fortnightly meetings.
It is an open quiz with no conditions whatsoever for participation. All are welcome to participate. Total prizes worth nearly Rs.35,000 on offer! The details are as follows:
Date: 3rd of June 2007 (Sunday)
Schedule: Prelims - 14:00 p.m. and Finals - 15:45 p.m.
Team size: Maximum of 3 members
Registration Fee: Rs. 50 per team. (This fee is waived for school teams. The registration fee must be paid at the registration desk in front before the quiz.)
Venue: 'Tattvaloka' Auditorium
No. 76 (Old No. 138), Eldams Road
Ph: 044 24328124 / 25 / 26
Sample Questions from the last edition
Q2. The members of the Muduvar tribe, which inhabits the mountain ranges around Valparai (Tamil Nadu) and Munnar (Kerala) in the Western Ghats, have a unique method for calculating their ages. What is it?
Q3. According to local legend, centuries ago, a village in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu was hit by a small pox epidemic. The people of the village desperately prayed for a cure and in the end, offered a blood sacrifice to the deity. Even now, the belief in the village is that even if a single year goes by without a drop of blood smearing the village earth, then the local goddess will make sure an epidemic wipes out the entire population of the village. Which village is this and how do the villagers make sure that the goddess is appeased?
A1. The three words are 'yen' (Japanese), 'yuan' (Chinese) and 'won' (Korean). They are also the currencies of the nations.
A2. They calculate their age with the blossoming of the Kurinji flower, which blooms only once every 12 years.
A3. The village in question is Alanganallur. They organise the annual "Jallikattu."