Season 109 - WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!

WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!

Season 109 had a difficulty of 51, but despite being a relatively easy season, the top of the tables was not filled with quizzers who all had perfect seasons up until day 12. In fact, only 5 quizzers managed to get 12 + points which is very unusual. This was not because there were a few very difficult questions were everyone failed – in fact only 3 questions had a difficulty below 30 which is also very unusual. Rather, the reason for this was the very nice spread of topics your quizmaster, Braca Kundalić, had prepared for you. The key to making a great quiz is not to make very difficult questions, but to ask questions in a wide range of topics and find everybody’s weakness. Therefore, in my book Braca made an excellent set of questions. And luckily you agree with me, because Braca’s questions received a 3.9 average rating from you all. Well done, Braca and thank you for your contribution. And now it is time to announce the winner, because one quizzer did actually manage to get all fourteen questions right. On the last day of the season, three quizzers, Duncan, Mads and Sander, were left with thirteen points each, but who knew the inflation index  named after Georgia’s national dish. It doesn’t happen often, but Duncan drew a blank and had to pass. Mads answered Kapuri, and though that is very close to the correct answer, it was not close enough. Sander on the other hand knew the answer which gave him his first perfect season ever and his first championship. Congratulations, please give him a big round of applause!

The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________

Question of the day quiz – Season 109 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Earth Science This branch of Earth science got its name from the Greek words for "lake" and "knowledge". Its original definition was expanded to encompass the study of all inland waters. What is the name of the study of lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, springs, streams, wetlands, and groundwater?

Answer: Limnology

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Question of the day quiz – Season 109 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Architecture This Chinese-American architect spent six months touring Spain, Syria and Tunisia surveying mosques, in preparation for designing the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Although the museum was originally planned for Corniche Road along Doha Bay, the architect convinced the project coordinators to build a new island to provide the needed space. What is the name of the architect behind this monumental museum?

Answer: Ieoh Ming Pei

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Question of the day quiz – Season 109 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Macroeconomics Georgia’s national dish is a cheese-filled bread made in several distinctive types, such as Imeretian (made by pastry infused with yeast and cheese) or Adjarian (a boat-shaped bread, with cheese, butter, and egg-yolk in the middle). The dish is inscribed on the list of the intangible cultural heritage of Georgia and the price of making this Georgian speciality is used as a measure of inflation in different cities around the country. What is the name of the inflation index named after Georgia’s national dish?

Answer: Khachapuri __________

Hall of Fame

Tony Moore                              17 (Season 86)  Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Dan Palethorpe 7 (Season 79)   Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87)  Mette Mølgaard Pedersen        6 (Season 14) Sisira Mark Anthony                 6 (Season 89)   Duncan McDonald 5 (Season 105)  Jens Andersen                       4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson   4 (Season 108) Sarah Jane Bodell   3 (Season 84) John Robinson                        3 (Season 104)  Morten Mølgaard Pedersen      2 (Season 4) Jonas Ravn                              2 (Season 15) Nick Cuthbert 2 (Season 21) Remi Nikolai Nissen                 2 (Season 23) Adrian Allen                             2 (Season 32) Michael Clark            2 (Season 37) Bjarke Hansen Christensen      2 (Season 70) Kasper Fuhlendorff                  2 (Season 72) Isuru Anuradha                        2 (Season 88) Bob Thompson                      2 (Season 96)  Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan   2 (Season 98) Dorian Willems                         2 (Season 101) Ida Rud                                    1 (Season 9) Troels Leth                             1 (Season 13) Inge Støttrup                          1 (Season 16) Karen Friis Clausager            1 (Season 26)  Andy Rowe                             1 (Season 27) Tine Kristensen                        1 (Season 33)  Andrew John                            1 (Season 34) Franz Eichhorn 1 (Season 46)  Thomas Kolåsæter 1 (Season 52) Chris Grandison 1 (Season 64) Mads Theodorsen                  1 (Season 92) Bastian Fischer                      1 (Season 94)  Bob Douglas                1 (Season 102)  Rishabh Gupta     1 (Season 103) Sander van der Heyden             1 (Season 109)

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