Explore India: Quiz Time

Explore India: Quiz Time Class 8 Question Answers

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1. Answer the following questions with information from the lesson:


(a) What is a quiz?

Answer. A quiz is a form of game or competition in which someone test your knowledge by asking questions.


(b) How many school teams participated in the quiz programme for the selection phase?

Answer. Five teams were participated in the quiz programme for the selection phase.


(c) Who was the Quiz-master?

Answer. Mr. P.K. Baruah was the Quiz-master.

(d) What were the rules of the quiz announced by the scorer Aparna?

Answer. There were five rounds in total. In each round, each team will get at least one direct question. For every correct answer, you will get ten marks and for a passed over question, five marks will be awarded. There will be no negative marks for a wrong answer. Each team will get only ten seconds to answer a question. The team which scores the highest marks will be the winner.


(e) Which team was the winner of the State Level School Quiz Competition?

Answer. Team D was the winner of the State Level School Quiz Competition.

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2. How well do you know your country? Complete the following sentences. They are from the lesson and are about our country.


(a) The ancient name of Assam was Kamrup. It was also known as _______________.

(b) Su-ka-pha established the Ahom kingdom in Assam in the year _______________.

(c) ____________ does not share a border with Assam.


(d) The colours of our tricolour National flag are _________, _________ and _________.

(e) White stand for _________ and _________.


(f) Mahatma Gandhi was born in _________ in the state of _________.


(g) Amritsar in Punjab is famous for the _________ of the _________.


(h) The largest population of Indian rhinos can be seen in _________.


(i) The ancient name of Patna, the capital of Bihar, was _________

(j) The Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest free-standing stone tower was built in _________ by _________.

Answers:-

(a) The ancient name of Assam was Kamrup. It was also known as Pragjyotishpur.


(b) Su-ka-pha established the Ahom kingdom in Assam in the year 1228 AD.


(c) Myanmar does not share its border with Assam.


(d) The colours of our tricolour National flag are saffron, white and green.


(e) White stands for peace and truth.


(f) Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbandar in the state of Gujarat.


(g) Amritsar in Punjab is famous for the Golden Temple of the Sikhs.


(h) The largest population of Indian rhinos can be seen in Kaziranga National Park.


(i) The ancient name of Patna, the capital of Bihar, was Patliputra.


(j) The Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest free standing stone tower was built in South Delhi by Qutubuddin Aibak.

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4. Listen to an announcement. Your teacher will read/play it for you. As you listen, state whether each statement is true or false. Mark the option T if the statement is true or F if it is false.


(a) The announcement is about the incessant rains in Assam.


(b) The announcement is about postponing the quiz programme.


(c) The quiz programme has been postponed indefinitely.


(d) The quiz programme has been rescheduled for next Monday.


(e) The next date of the quiz has been noticed in the announcement.


(f) The participants of other districts are requested to go back.


(g) The new date for the quiz will be notified shortly.


(h) Students of the venue school are asked to go their classes.


Ans: (a) False (b) True (c) False (d) True (e) True (f) True (g) False (h) True

5. (a) Draft a notice inviting participants to join the Zonal Level Quiz competition on October 2nd.

Answer.

                                                            Notice

                                                   Quiz Competition


This is to inform all students of Kusumtola Anchalik High School that the school has decided to organize a Zonal level Quiz competition in our school on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd, Monday at 10 a.m. Here by, Children interested to participate in the quiz are requested to give their names to the Indoor Game Secretary of our school on or before coming Monday.


Sri___________

(Indoor Game Secretary Kusumtola Anchalik High School)

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(b) Ans. Rules for participants.


1. Each group must have two members.

2. No participants are allowed to leave the game until is finished.

3. No quiz books are allowed to carry during the competition

6. Let’s Learn some grammar.

Look at these two sentences –

(a) How do you spend your free time?

(b) What is your free-time activity?

These two sentences begin with a question word.

Words such as what, where, when, who, whose and how are question words.

Now write questions to which each of the following sentences are answers.

(a) We are from C.R. School, Tinisukia.

Ans. Which school do you come from?


(b you will get ten marks for a direct question.

Ans. How many marks will you get for a direct question?


(c) Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife.

Ans. Why did Shah Jahan build the Taj Mahal?


(d) Guru Ram Das built the Golden Temple.

Ans. Who did build the Golden Temple?


(e) The historic Salt March started in Dandi in Gujarat.

Ans. Where was the historic Salt March started?


(f) Kaziranga is famous for the one-horned rhino.

Ans. For what Kaziranga was famous?


(g) The winner of today’s quiz is Team D.

Ans. Which team is the winner of today’s quiz?

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7. Here is another type of question:

(a) Are you in doubt?

(b) Can you answer the question?

These two questions are known as Yes-No type questions because we can answer the questions using yes
 or no.

In pairs, make Yes/No questions for the following answers from the quiz.
One is done for you.

(a) Are you representing the East Zone?

Answer: Yes, we are representing the East Zone.

(b) _______________________________________________________


Answer: Yes, Tezpur Academy is in Sonitpur.


(c) _______________________________________________________


Answer: Yes, the winning team will represent Assam in the National School Quiz Competition.


(d) _______________________________________________________


Answer: No, the ancient name of Assam was not Kamatapur.


(e) _______________________________________________________


Answer: No, the capital of Assam during the Ahom was not Cooch Bihar.


(f) _______________________________________________________


Answer: Yes, saffron signifies courage and sacrifice.


(g) _______________________________________________________

Answer: No, Porbandar is located in Gujrat.

Answer:

(a) Are you representing the East Zone?

(b) Is Tezpur Academy in Sonitpur?

(c)Will the winning team represent Assam in the National School Quiz Competition?

(d) Was the ancient name of Assam Kamatapur?

(e) Was the capital of Assam during the Ahom rule, Cooch Behar?

(f) Does saffron signify courage and sacrifice?

(g) Is Porbandar not located in Gujrat?

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8. Imagine you are the school captain who is in charge of all the volunteers for the quiz programme. In order to maintain discipline among the students during the quiz, an announcement has to be made. Discuss in groups and prepare an announcement to be made at the beginning of the quiz.


Ans.

                                                 Announcement


As you know that a Zonal level quiz competition will be organized on October 2, Monday at 10 a.m. in our school. This is the duty of all students to maintain peace and dignity of our school during the time of quiz competition. You must know that you will be eyed on by our volunteers. So you never try to break the discipline at anytime.


The General Secretary

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