Answering an array of questions

Answering an array of questions

Informative Session

Answering an array of questions

The day long event saw enthusiastic participation from many students who flocked the venue in large numbers. Parents too were found encouraging their kids, who had come out on a Sunday.

The session began with the middle school students (of standard five, six and seven). Nine teams were selected of the 60 odd teams which took part in the preliminary rounds. There were both solo and team participants.

The first round was a written round, where teams were asked to identify symbols on stamps.  The second round consisted of 24 questions on varied topics and the final tie-breaker, between Frank Anthony Public School (FAPS) and St Joseph’s Boys High School, was a nail-biting affair. Out of the two teams, FAPS emerged victorious.

This was followed by high-school, junior college and collegiate championships. FAPS remained the victors of the high school and junior college championships while National Law School (NLS) bagged the first place in collegiate championship. Cash prizes were given to all participants who made it to the final. Another highlight of the contest was that there was no negative marking so participants could be imaginative with their answers.

Said Kamal, father of Amrit, a solo participant from St Joseph’s Boys High School, “I think it is wonderful for kids to meet and interact with kids from other schools and compete in a healthy manner. It is a great exposure for them.” Ochintya Sharma, President, KQA, said, “The whole idea is to popularise quizzing among the general public.

We also provide the kids a ‘KQA School Year Book’ where they are exposed to questions on a wide variety of topics.” Students too seemed equally thrilled to be part of the competition. Prabhanjan and Manu, high school students from Carmel School said, “It is great fun to be part of this event. Many of our seniors won the KQA title. Their events are always great.”