This season turned out to be very easy. The actual difficulty was 58 or ten points higher than the hard-o-meter. The interesting thing is that the hard-o-meter wasn’t that much off on any of the question, but all (and I mean all) questions were just a little easier than I predicted. On the upside, an easy season keep the quizzers happy and engaged throughout the season. And it meant that we set a new record – 750 answers were submitted this season. Next logical goal must be 1,000. But all the praise should go to Sander van der Heyden for a great, engaging and entertaining set of questions. I am happy to say that he is already working on his next set. With such an easy set, the perfect seasons had to be abundant. Not really, but four quizzers - Gert-Jan, Indika, Manish and Peter – managed to go through the season without a single wrong answer. So, as always, a tie-break was called for. This time the topic was countries that have won more than one Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Gert-Jan and Indika were the two top contenders. They each identified 12 countries correctly and they each had two misfires. That meant that they were still completely tied, so another tie-breaker was needed. This time I asked them to name one film from each of the countries on the list of winners. Gert-Jan managed to name six films, but one of the films did not belong on the list, so he ended on four points. Indika named seven films and since all the films were correct, he is our new champion. This is Indika’s first championship. Please give him a big round of applause!
Tie-break breakdown: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NVzVcw7LFEj0lEfxbVwtUMj3gFBI9uZWWyjTSjVg7RI/edit?usp=sharing
The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Football The first ever FIFA Women's World Cup was held in China in 1991. The United States were the first champions and has a total of 4 World Cup trophies. Japan and Norway have each won the championship once. As of 2020, which European country is the only team, besides the US, to win the tournament more than once? The team beat Sweden 2-1 in 2003 final and Brazil 2-0 in the 2007 final.
Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Mathematicians This Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer and mathematician from Alexandria, Egypt wrote a commentary on Diophantus' Arithmetica and another commentary on Apollonius of Perga's treatise on conic sections. Although she was a pagan herself, she taught and was beloved by many Christians but in 415 AD she was murdered by a mob of Christians for political reasons. Her murder came as a shock and led future neoplatonists to become increasingly fervent in their opposition to Christianity. What is the name of "the last of the Hellenes" who was romanticized in an 1853 novel by Charles Kingsley bearing her name?
Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Charity Organizations This South African not-for-profit organisation donates bicycles as part of the World Bicycle Relief's charity programme in South Africa. It is currently supported by the Dimension Data UCI World Tour cycling team. What is the name of this organisation, that has donated more 100,000 bicycles since it was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Anthony Fitzhenry?
Answer: Qhubeka __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) 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) Dorian Willems 4 (Season 113) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Bob Thompson 3 (Season 112) 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) Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan 2 (Season 98) 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) Indika Jayasinghe 1 (Season 114)