This season was difficult, but not wildly so (average difficulty 46). However, I think that a lot of quizzers leave the season with the feeling that this was one of the most difficult seasons ever. The reason for this is that while the first part of the season was very easy (compared to other seasons) the difficulty level increased drastically in week two. A total of four questions had a difficulty below 20 and no question had a difficulty above 30. This is too hard, because it is not fun to have a full week of questions where you can only answer one or maybe two questions.
Now the blame is entirely mine. I make the final structure of the season (deciding which question goes where) and I edit the questions inserting extra hints if I feel a question is a bit too hard. The structure of the season was actually okay – all the difficult questions did come at the end of the season, but I should have given more hints and made the first part of the second week easier.
Therefore, I would like to stress that this is in no way a criticism of John, who I think made a great set of questions in a wide range of topics, I just wasn’t up to the task of getting the difficulty right. I want to thank John for his hard work and I hope I will be more successful in my editing in seasons to come.
But we still have to declare a winner and it is easy. Because despite the difficulty of the season one player actually managed to get a perfect season. A quite incredible feat! Congratulations on winning your first championship, Sanuka WIjesooriya. Very well done! Please give Sanuka a standing ovation. The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Day 12 of 14 Category: Reptiles Also known as the fierce snake and small-scaled snake and considered the most venomous snake in the world, although not the most dangerous snake in the world, given that it rarely comes into close proximity with humans, what is the two-word name of this reptile, endemic to Australia?
Answer: Inland taipan
Day 13 of 14 Category: Board Games Which board game, winner of Game of the Year at the 2019 Spiel des Jahres awards, is a cooperative party game in which players must write down a single-word clue in order for another player to work out the secret word for each round? Answer: Just One
Day 14 of 14 Category: Literature Who is the only person to win the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and poetry, winning for fiction in 1947 and poetry in 1958 and 1979?
Answer: Robert Penn Warren __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Duncan McDonald 8 (Season 123) Dan Palethorpe 8 (Season 124) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Sisira Mark Anthony 7 (Season 119) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) 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) Sander van der Heyden 3 (Season 122) David Nadore 3 (Season 129) 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) Dhruv Sharma 2 (Season 126) Seoan Webb 2 (Season 130) 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) Indika Jayasinghe 1 (Season 114) Gert-Jan Dugardein 1 (Season 116) Ronny Swiggers 1 (Season 120) Hasini Minuvanpitiya 1 (Season 131) Sanuka WIjesooriya 1 (Season 132)