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Dynamix 2008 & Times of India Fun-da-Mental Quiz 2007 Prelims

By on Oct 18, 2008 in Personal | 14 comments

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Three papers being uploaded. Two are from Dynamix 2008, an event which was totally rigged. (Surprisingly, if you visit their website you’ll find that Prashanth ‘Jimi Hendrix’ Kanduri’s name is not listed among alumni. LOL.)

The interesting thing to note is that a lot of the questions in the quiz have been ripped off from my quiz archives. So that’s another lesson learnt for newbie quizzers – don’t forget to pore through my archives. :D

The crossword which they gave is truly lame. Really, there’s nothing to figure out and the clues / answers themselves are lame. I generally suggest my juniors to go to as many events as possible to stay in touch for the big competitions, but Dynamix 2008 would most definitely not prepare you for what’s in store at Code Wars 2008.

The other paper is the Times of India Fun-da-Mental Quiz 2007 Prelims. Prashanth uploaded these earlier, but that one was incomplete. I found this one in a file Prateek Vijayavargia sent me a long time ago (and which I’d totally forgetten about). Many more archives, coming soon.

PS – Prashanth wanted me to add here that he was not involved in Dynamix 2008, but he was involved in Dynamix 2007.



14 Comments

  1. sarthak

    October 19, 2008

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    ya its been copied

    We came in sixth position and stood third in prelims
    Thanks for your advice
    although two schools got easy questions but there is no need to cry over spilt milk

  2. Prateek Vijayavargia

    October 19, 2008

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    @ Sarthak – U are from which school?

    @ Ankur – Thanks for putting the NIE Fun-da-mental Paper, that was quite quick ;-)
    Anyways, yes I know the Quiz Prelims was a rip-off from previous archive (Most qns picked up from either CW/Exun 2003 Archives)…But the crossword was not that bad (I mean just the clues – Atleast it was cryptic)
    Which brings me to tell everyone out there that the Tech/Computer/IT Quizzing circuit needs some originality and deserved it – It lacks innovation – People need to frame news qns (Not just stick to Acronyms and stuff) – And try to incorporate different types of qns, and do more research – In that aspect, I expect CW and Exun to be like that way this year :-)
    There is a need for new, fresh questions so that the enjoyment and satisfaction is there. Most Quizzes (tech ones that is) pick up qns copy paste and then give it…

  3. Ankur

    October 19, 2008

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    @Prateek: Oh yes, Code Wars is going to be fresh. We always have fresh questions (even last year). This year too, the questions are so shining new (AND tough) that everyone will be crying. :D

  4. Ankur

    October 19, 2008

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    @Prateek: Other than the MS Office question, I thought the Dynamix 2008 crossword was really bad. The answers were pathetic.

  5. Prateek Vijayavargia

    October 19, 2008

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    @ Ankur – Okay lets hope for the best at Code Warriors! And yes, I agree – Most of the crossword answers did not make sense ;-) I suppose it went too cryptic….

  6. Vishesh Kumar

    October 19, 2008

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    How did you guys get to know about the leak thingie? And sure it was a leak – an outright one. The same teams with the identical members: 1. From Greenfields & 2. From MSM. happened to finish of the crossword finals blindingly fast, and with the terribly cryptic stuff too, actually did the _whole_ thing, which I think is too improbable to be fair. (Btw, sorry for the naming thing. I know its a bad habit :( but I too went for the crossword and was aghast at them.:-0)
    Also, when are u gonna post about the Jack Kilby Science&Tech quiz that happened on the 18th October.
    I was just too eager for it since I, in my first attempt, happened to be the regional winner. :D:D.

  7. Ankur

    October 20, 2008

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    @Prateek: Code Wars, not Warriors! And the quiz is NOT cryptic, could crack most of it, but the answers they chose make no sense. It’s nothing that you could tough or good by any standard.

    @Vishesh: I’ve got no data on Jack Kilby, so well, can’t post on that. :) But seriously, this crossword is NOT cryptic. You want something actually cryptic and tough? Try this – http://www.ankurb.info/2007/11/21/code-wars-2007-loadsa-downloads/

  8. Sarthak

    October 20, 2008

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    Prateek i am talking about the jack kilby quiz
    don’t get confused

  9. Prateek Vijayavargia

    October 21, 2008

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    @ Sarthak – Rite, Sarthak – Congrats on qualifying for the Regional Finals of the Jack Kilby Quiz 2008…..Great Job – Esp. when its ur first attempt.
    Does Springdales have any quizzes?

  10. Vishesh

    October 21, 2008

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    Hey Prateek! It was I, Vishesh who came first (and also the guy who got one of the easy qs. according to Sarthak). Just wanted to tell you. Btw, do you think you’d have ever met me? Just Asking. :) Cause I think I’ve heard your name a lot but am not sure if I have ever met u. Even if I haven’t, I’d sure love to. :D

  11. Prateek Vijayavargia

    October 22, 2008

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    @ Vishesh – First things first – Congrats on being the regional winners of the Jack Kilby Quiz 2008, and best of Luck for the Nationals – Hope you do Delhi proud :-)

    Anyways, as far as the easy qns thing is concerned – In quizzes like these, questions are mostly balanced and yes sometimes questions which some teams know dont go to them – Ofcourse there is a luck and chance probability for dat…So there is nothing to crib for that, in my opinion. If there was too much of an imbalance, maybe then there wud be a problem.

    Hmmm, Yes I have met u – At Dynamix 2008 itself this year. Will hopefully meet u soon in future events. You can check out my blog at http://prateekv.wordpress.com/

  12. Guneet

    October 23, 2008

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    I would just like to point some corrections in the TOI 2007 Quiz.
    Cut Off-25
    Highest-27
    We(Army Public School,Noida) came 4th out of 204.

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