Workshop on Quizzing


                                   by

                         Rahul Jayanti


Gujarat National La...
Quizzing



What is Quizzing?
The 'untrue' history of the word

 In 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet
 that he could introduce a w...
Quizzing is . . .

 Showcasing    you Knowledge


 Applying   Your Knowledge


 Thinking   Laterally
Benefits of Quizzing

 Makes   for a great pastime


 Helps   improve your Knowledgebase


 The   Thrill of working out...
Types of Questions
 Dry   Questions

 Visual   Questions

 Audio    Questions

 Video    Questions

 Connect    Quest...
What makes a question Good?
 The     style of framing the question

 Has     just the right number of clues

 Teases   ...
So a Bad question is . . .
 Poorly   framed in an uninteresting manner

 Vague,   ambiguous and/or uninteresting fact

...
exempli gratia
                     bad


 What is the name of Michael Jackson's
  Python?

 Inwhich country can you fin...
So how does one frame a
          question?
 Give   clues linking to the answer

 Choose the clues such that the answer ...
exempli gratia
                      good


 Initiallyknown as the Viceroy's house, it was a
  total of 340 rooms. It was...
exempli gratia
                       good


 Initiallyknown as the Viceroy's house, it was a
  total of 340 rooms. It wa...
Quizzing Formats

 Team    Based
         Groups of two, three or four



 Lone   Wolf (Solo)
         Mastermind, KBC e...
Team Based Quizzing
 The   Sum of parts is greater than the whole

 Team-mates  should be able to latch on to
 each othe...
Words from the Wise
 Read. A lot.


 Use   Newspapers, Magazines, Internet etc

 Maintain   a Diary. With frequent revi...
A few big names . . .
 Business    Quizzes
        Tata Crucible
        Brand Equity
 General    Quizzes
        Landma...
Types of Quizzes
 Business     and Management

 General


 Theme   Based
      Sports
      Movies
      History
      ...
Quizzing Clubs
 Karnataka        Quizzers Association – KQA
         Bangalore


 Quiz   Foundation of India – QFI
     ...
EOF : End Of Fundamentals



 Let's have a proper quiz now, shall we?
1.


How do we better know Shantaram
Kudalkar and Ramprasad Sharma?

          Think Bollywood
1.


How do we better know Shantaram
Kudalkar and Ramprasad Sharma?

          Think Bollywood



     A. Laxmikant Pyarel...
2.
     Connect the two
     pictures shown
     alongside
2.
     Connect the two
     pictures shown
     alongside

     A.The Moon

     Neil Armstrong – First man on
 
     th...
3.

What does the Scoville Scale measure?

               Think food
3.

What does the Scoville Scale measure?

                    Think food



     A. Hotness of a Chilli Pepper
      Meas...
4.

What are Sindh, Sahib and Sultan?
4.

 What are Sindh, Sahib and Sultan?

 A. These are the names of the steam
locomotives that powered the first train
 bet...
5.

In an Indian election,at exactly what
point of time does campaigning end?
5.

In an Indian election,at exactly what
point of time does campaigning end?
A.Forty eight hours before the time of
     ...
6.
     Identify
6.
     Identify

     A. Dr.Pattabhi Sitaramayya,
     freedom fighter and founder
     of Andhra Bank
7.


     Identify the Movie
7.


        Identify the Movie

     A. ACHHUT KANYA - 1936
8.

  The Post Box Number of the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation is 9994. Why so?
8.

  The Post Box Number of the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation is 9994. Why so?


A. As a tribute to Sir Donald Brad...
9.

Who was the first person to scale Mt.Everest
 and also reach both the North and South
                   poles?
9.

Who was the first person to scale Mt.Everest
 and also reach both the North and South
                   poles?


    ...
10.

Which country’s geographical outline
   or map is featured on its map?
10.

Which country’s geographical outline
   or map is featured on its map?


             A. Cyprus
11.


Identify this famous Indian
11.


Identify this famous Indian


  A. Dadasaheb Phalke
12.

  Ytterby is a village in Sweden. What
is its contribution to the field of chemistry?
12.

  Ytterby is a village in Sweden. What
is its contribution to the field of chemistry?

A. Four Chemical elements name...
13.

      Identify this author
13.

      Identify this author


        A. Ian Fleming
      The Creator of James Bond
14.


  Identify the Logo
14.


  Identify the Logo


  A. Alfa Romeo
  (Part of the FIAT Group)
15.

   In the 11th century,Karandev I waged a
   successful war against the Bhil king of
    Ashaval and established a ci...
15.

   In the 11th century,Karandev I waged a
   successful war against the Bhil king of
    Ashaval and established a ci...
16.



      Identify
16.



         Identify

      A. Wall Street
17.



      Identify
17.



           Identify

      A.Humayan's Tomb
Thank You !
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Quiz Workshop @ GNLU

  1. 1. Workshop on Quizzing by Rahul Jayanti Gujarat National Law University, March 25, 2009 Gandhinagar
  2. 2. Quizzing What is Quizzing?
  3. 3. The 'untrue' history of the word In 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty- four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word quot;quizquot;, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. However, there is no evidence to support the story, and the term was already in use before the alleged bet in 1791.
  4. 4. Quizzing is . . .  Showcasing you Knowledge  Applying Your Knowledge  Thinking Laterally
  5. 5. Benefits of Quizzing  Makes for a great pastime  Helps improve your Knowledgebase  The Thrill of working out an answer
  6. 6. Types of Questions  Dry Questions  Visual Questions  Audio Questions  Video Questions  Connect Questions
  7. 7. What makes a question Good?  The style of framing the question  Has just the right number of clues  Teases the person attempting it  Isn't a plain Know / Don't Know affair
  8. 8. So a Bad question is . . .  Poorly framed in an uninteresting manner  Vague, ambiguous and/or uninteresting fact  Long, rambling and tough to deduce  Lacking sufficient clues
  9. 9. exempli gratia bad  What is the name of Michael Jackson's Python?  Inwhich country can you find the largest number of buses?
  10. 10. So how does one frame a question?  Give clues linking to the answer  Choose the clues such that the answer is more prominent or heard of than the clues  Order the clues to build up to the answer
  11. 11. exempli gratia good  Initiallyknown as the Viceroy's house, it was a total of 340 rooms. It was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. How do we know it today?
  12. 12. exempli gratia good  Initiallyknown as the Viceroy's house, it was a total of 340 rooms. It was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. How do we know it today?  A. Rashtrapati Bhawan
  13. 13. Quizzing Formats  Team Based Groups of two, three or four  Lone Wolf (Solo) Mastermind, KBC et al
  14. 14. Team Based Quizzing  The Sum of parts is greater than the whole  Team-mates should be able to latch on to each other's ideas  Minimum overlap should be ensured  Egos are to be left outside the quiz venue
  15. 15. Words from the Wise  Read. A lot.  Use Newspapers, Magazines, Internet etc  Maintain a Diary. With frequent revision.  Concentrate on your areas on interest
  16. 16. A few big names . . .  Business Quizzes Tata Crucible Brand Equity  General Quizzes Landmark Quiz Odyssey Quiz  TV Shows BBC Mastermind Kaun Banega Crorepati
  17. 17. Types of Quizzes  Business and Management  General  Theme Based Sports Movies History Nature, etc
  18. 18. Quizzing Clubs  Karnataka Quizzers Association – KQA Bangalore  Quiz Foundation of India – QFI Chennai  Bombay Quiz Club – BQC Mumbai
  19. 19. EOF : End Of Fundamentals Let's have a proper quiz now, shall we?
  20. 20. 1. How do we better know Shantaram Kudalkar and Ramprasad Sharma? Think Bollywood
  21. 21. 1. How do we better know Shantaram Kudalkar and Ramprasad Sharma? Think Bollywood A. Laxmikant Pyarelal
  22. 22. 2. Connect the two pictures shown alongside
  23. 23. 2. Connect the two pictures shown alongside A.The Moon Neil Armstrong – First man on  the moon Selenium – Named after Selena,  Greek goddess of Moon
  24. 24. 3. What does the Scoville Scale measure? Think food
  25. 25. 3. What does the Scoville Scale measure? Think food A. Hotness of a Chilli Pepper Measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) Named after scientist Wilbur Scoville
  26. 26. 4. What are Sindh, Sahib and Sultan?
  27. 27. 4. What are Sindh, Sahib and Sultan? A. These are the names of the steam locomotives that powered the first train between Bombay and Thane in 1853.
  28. 28. 5. In an Indian election,at exactly what point of time does campaigning end?
  29. 29. 5. In an Indian election,at exactly what point of time does campaigning end? A.Forty eight hours before the time of completion of polling
  30. 30. 6. Identify
  31. 31. 6. Identify A. Dr.Pattabhi Sitaramayya, freedom fighter and founder of Andhra Bank
  32. 32. 7. Identify the Movie
  33. 33. 7. Identify the Movie A. ACHHUT KANYA - 1936
  34. 34. 8. The Post Box Number of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is 9994. Why so?
  35. 35. 8. The Post Box Number of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is 9994. Why so? A. As a tribute to Sir Donald Bradman,who had a batting average of 99.94
  36. 36. 9. Who was the first person to scale Mt.Everest and also reach both the North and South poles?
  37. 37. 9. Who was the first person to scale Mt.Everest and also reach both the North and South poles? A. Sir Edmund Hillary
  38. 38. 10. Which country’s geographical outline or map is featured on its map?
  39. 39. 10. Which country’s geographical outline or map is featured on its map? A. Cyprus
  40. 40. 11. Identify this famous Indian
  41. 41. 11. Identify this famous Indian A. Dadasaheb Phalke
  42. 42. 12. Ytterby is a village in Sweden. What is its contribution to the field of chemistry?
  43. 43. 12. Ytterby is a village in Sweden. What is its contribution to the field of chemistry? A. Four Chemical elements named after it. Yttrium (Y) Ytterbium (Yb) Terbium (Tb) Erbium (Er)
  44. 44. 13. Identify this author
  45. 45. 13. Identify this author A. Ian Fleming The Creator of James Bond
  46. 46. 14. Identify the Logo
  47. 47. 14. Identify the Logo A. Alfa Romeo (Part of the FIAT Group)
  48. 48. 15. In the 11th century,Karandev I waged a successful war against the Bhil king of Ashaval and established a city called Karnavati located near the present time area of Maninagar,close to the river Sabarmati. To which dynasty did he belong ?
  49. 49. 15. In the 11th century,Karandev I waged a successful war against the Bhil king of Ashaval and established a city called Karnavati located near the present time area of Maninagar,close to the river Sabarmati. To which dynasty did he belong ? A. Solanki Dynasty
  50. 50. 16. Identify
  51. 51. 16. Identify A. Wall Street
  52. 52. 17. Identify
  53. 53. 17. Identify A.Humayan's Tomb
  54. 54. Thank You !

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