Showing posts with label quiz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quiz. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 April 2016

QUIZ PROGRAMME by Sai Yasaswini

K Sai Yasaswini, 8th Class,  requested me to allow her conduct a small quiz contest between a group of boys and a group of girls. She was so enthusiatic and energetic that I could not say "no", but "yes".

She had stood up, and with my nod, moved forward to stand In front of the two groups with a piece of chalk and a duster to write the score of both the teams on the board. She started asking questions to both the teams in turns. She mixed both easy and difficult questions to satisfy slow learners and to confuse intelligent ones.

At the end it so happened that the score of both the teams became equal. To decide the winners she tossed a coin, the coin was in favour of the girls team. Some of the questions she asked are given hereunder.

1) By what cotton is made of?
2) Who was the first person to set foot on the Moon?
3) Give the name of a fish which can fly.
5) Which subject deals with the study of development of gardens?
6) Which country is called as "the land of the midnight Sun?"
7) Which language is used extensively on the internet?
8) Where is the Mt. Kilimanjaro located?
9) If FOX is coded as GHPQYZ then how is BOAT coded?
10) Which is the capital city of France?
Winners : Girls Group
Answers: 1) Cellulose; 2) Neil Armstrong;  3) Red fire fish; 4) Horticulture;  5) Norway; 6) English;  7) Tanzania; 8) CDPQBCUV; 9) Euro; 10) Paris


Some children are borne genius.  They are gifted with the immense power of IQ and agility. If planning and systemic work is added to this inborn qualities the success will come in its own way.

Here's an example for conducting a quiz programme.  Quiz competitions are common, but the approach selected by this little quiz master is quite different.  He brought 4 slips with him with alphabets A, B, C & D. Out of these four, two slips had easy to answer questions and two with difficult to answer questions.  He asked both the groups to pick out any two slips out of the four. He put the slips folded separately. Each group had to pick out one slip from easy questionnaire and another from the difficult one.

His intention was that no one should be disappointed or depressed after participating in the contest. Atleast a few questions can be answered by all categories of children and get encouragement.  Thanks to this approach. But participants should worry and continue to acquire knowledge after facing some difficult questions.

Following questions were asked in the quiz programme:

1) Who is the missile man of India?
2) Which country has the highest Muslim population?
3) Where is the Dal Lake located?
4) Give the smallest number that can be expressed into 2 sums of 2 numbers.
5) Give the colours of rings in Olympic symbol in sequence.
6) You suppose that you have 59 cubes. What is the minimum number of cubes required to be taken out to make a complete cubic block?
7) Who is the first woman leaders of Taiwan?
8) Name the first Indian to join ICS?
9) If a doctor gives 6 pills and asks to take each pill every half an hour.  How much time it would take all the 6 pills?
10) If a man takes 3 minutes to eat 6 apples, how much time it takes for 4 men to eat 12 apples?
11) If a man can carry 3 bottles at a time, how many trips he has to make to carry 11 bottles to the shop that is 10 M away from his home?
12) When did Tsunami attack Japan recently?
13) Why is it easy to swim in sea rather than in a river?
14) Which is the first zoo of the World?
15) How many capital cities are there in India?
16) Which Indian got the first Nobel Prize?
17) Expand KFC.
18) Which is the capital city of Belgium?
Winners: Boys group

Answers :
1) APJ Abdul Kalam; 2) Indonesia; 3) Kashmir;  4) Ramanujan number 10 cube 19 cube; 5) blue, yellow, black, green, red; 6) 32; 7) Tsai Ing-wen; 8) Satyendranath Tagore; 9) 2 hours 30 minute; 10) 9 minutes; 11) 4 trips; 12) March 11, 2011; 13) Sea water has more density than river water; 14) Schonbrunn, Vienna; 15) 27; 16) CV Raman; 17) Kentucky Fried Chicken;  18) Brussels

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Brightstars Scope

It's a very amazing and interesting that a few students from 8th and 9th classes had met and requested me to convene a meeting as an opportunity to widen the scope of their learning process. I had no other choice but to accept their humble request.
As per my promise I went to the school and found that hardly one or two students were there. Anyhow after a while a few more students joined them. Atlast the programme began. They asked me, "What should we do now, Sir?". I told them to be divided into two groups and discuss whatever the topics they would like to talk, but in English only.
I was a mere passive spectator. The students seemed to be discussing a lot. They finally came up with some points noted on a paper. I was amazed to find that they had prepared a long list of points indicating their scope; as a future strategy to enhance their skills in a myriad of fields, besides academic studies.

The scope of our Bright Stars is as follows:

1) Perpetual efforts to improve English conversation skills at home, on the way to school and in school.
2) To prepare and conduct quiz competitions on English and General Knowledge
3) To conduct  essay writing, elocution and drawing  competitions
4) To conduct debates on burning topics or current issues
5) To prepare weekly posters
6) To have mock conversations and interviews
7) To prepare ans show power point presentations
8) To publish creative drawings, pictures, interesting photos and crafts on my blog
9) To have problem, brain-teaser or riddle solving sessions
10) To present a review of important weekly or fortnightly news items along with some strange facts


Sai Rupesh (9th Std)
S. Muni Dhanush (9th Std)
R. Mohith Kumar (9th Std)
A. Kushaal (9th Std)
S. Fareeda (9th Std)
P. Bhargavi (9th Std)
Sandhya (8th Std)
Thaswin (8th Std)
Reddy Yamini (8th Std)
Varshitha (8th Std)
Nishitha (8th Std)
Laxmi Prasanna (8th Std)
I am very thankful to these students to give me the opportunity of heading their meet.