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Lesson 2 - Class Quiz


Lesson Objectives: To use a quiz format to encourage students conversation and general knowledge.


Lesson Activities: Quiz show (see below)


The Quiz Format: The class will be divided up into teams of five or six people. Two teams will compete, each being asked one question, then the other team will be asked a question. The questions will be based around general knowledge, Sport, Television, History etc.

The quiz will involve 2 teams playing against each other, the other students are the audience.

Round 1 - Alternate questions to each team, 2 points for correct answer, lose 1 points for incorrect answer.

Round 2 - Alternate questions to each team, 5 points for correct answer, lose 2 points for incorrect answer.

After 2 rounds, the team with the least points is knocked out and replaced with another team.

If a team does not know an answer they can ask the audience for help, correct answer will be worth 1 point, incorrect answer will lose them 5 points.


Quiz Questions

Which city has the largest population?

Which first name is shared by the most US presidents: John, James, or William?

Which country is bordered by both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans?
[Republic of South Africa]

How many men have walked on the moon: 4, 8, or 12?

Which is the second-largest country in land area?

The first television set was sold in which year: 1928, 1938, 1948?

What is the only word in English ending in the letters 'mt'?

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous". Two are: tremendous and stupendous. Name one other.
[horrendous or hazardous]

Which word does the 'e' in 'e-mail' stand for?

Which is the largest planet in the solar system?

True or False? Only one word in English rhymes with 'silver'.
[False--none do.]

Where was the strongest Earthquake in 1999?

What is the capitol of New Zealand?

What is the largest living bird?

In which century was the steam engine invented?

How many rings in the Olympics emblem?

How long is the tunnel between England and France?
[31 miles (50K) or nearest answer]

Soccer: In which year was the first World Cup?

Armani suits are from which city: Rome, New York, or Milan?

Which English soccer club was originally known as Newton Heath?
[Manchester United]

True or False?: The Earth and the Moon are the same age.

Besides sleep, what is normally impossible to do with your eyes open?

How many balls on the pool table at the start of a game?

Is the normal number of bones in the adult human body 206 or 260?

How many pairs of legs has the crab?

Which event in 1992 began with a flaming arrow igniting a torch?

True or False?: Guinea pigs are rodents.

Internet: What do the letters 'www' stand for?
[world wide web]

Approximately how may hairs on the human head: 100,000, 1/2 million, or 1 million?

How many dots on two dice?

What does the Dell company make?

Elton John's song "Candle in the Wind" is a tribute to which star?
[Marilyn Monroe (originally) / Princess Diana]

Which is the only mammal that can fly?
[the bat]

Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to America?

In chess, what are castles otherwise known as?

What does the musical term a capella mean?
[unaccompanied no instruments]

Which countries make up Great Britain?
[England, Scotland and Wales]

Which countries make up the United Kingdom?
[Great Britain and Northern Ireland]

TRUE or FALSE: computers double in speed and memory size every 18 months?

Does a woman or a man hold the record for the longest time in space? 
[woman] 188 day stay in the Mir Space Station, NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid

Where is the world's largest McDonalds? 
[Beijing, China] 28,000 square feet, 2 stories high, and seats 700

Is the human brain 20%, 40%, or 80% water? 

What is the penultimate letter of the English alphabet? 

In which country was ice cream invented: England, America, or China?
[China] Ice Cream was invented in China in about 200 B.C

What is the world's largest man-made structure? 
[Great Wall of China]

Pluto is our Solar System's smallest planet. Which is the next smallest planet? 

Which is the most widely grown vegetable in the world? 

Which software company produces Windows '98?

In commerce & industry, what does the term 'R & D' stand for?
[research and development]

How is the year 2000 written in Roman Numerals?

Which company was responsible for Santa Claus being dressed in the colors red & white?
[Coca Cola]

Which country reaches further North: Finland or Norway?

How many sides has a heptagon?

How many cards in a pack of playing cards?
[54 with the jokers]

From which country does Summo wrestling come?

How many squares on a chessboard?

In which game would you get 'A Double Top'?

How many keys on a standard piano?

In how many countries do cars drive on the left: 2, 22, or 42?

In which year was the European Common Market created: 1957, 1958, or 1959?

Which European country was the first to give women the right to vote: Denmark, Finland, or the UK?

Which has stronger winds: a tornado or a hurricane?

Which is the most frequently sung song in Europe and America?
["Happy Birthday To You"]

What is London's main airport?

Which is the largest city in Scotland?

Where are NATO Headquarters?
[Brussels or Belgium]

Name one of the three vegetables of which we eat only the seeds.
[corn-on-the-cob, beans, peas]

Which country is credited with the origin of Chess?

TRUE or FALSE? The four largest planets in our Solar System all have rings around them.

What is the name for a combination of smoke and fog?

Computers: What does the RAM stand for?
[Random Access Memory]

Which Catholic missionary and Nobel Laureate died in 1997?
[Mother Theresa]

Which Australian city has the largest population?

Which country has the most miles of roads?

How many stomachs has a cow?


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