Language is the base of all communication and understanding.The literary philomaths of middle school were in for a treat as a quiz was conducted to test participants’ knowledge of literature, various devices in English language (synonyms, antonyms, literary devices etc) and awareness of English classics and books of different genres with respect to authors, characters in different novels and so on. Our outstanding English department which is always ready to bring out the best in all students organised this quiz. Prior to this, students had been selected in a preliminary round. For all for houses (Khasi, Ajanta, Satpura and Shevroy) one student each from classes 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th had been selected to work with each other and win laurels for their house. There were 8 action packed rounds in which they were given 30 seconds to answer a question and awarded 10 points if the got it correct. It was a herculean task to do this in front of the audience whose expectations for their house to triumph was riding on them.
In round 1, they were given options to choose from for the correct synonym of a word and the same in round 2, but they had to give the antonym here. Rounds 3 and 4 were about literary devices and homophones and homonyms, while identifying books by their covers and completing proverbs made up rounds 5 and 6. Round 7 and 8 were interesting ones, they were asked to put a name to the faces of movie or comic characters and authors. They proved to be quite a challenge, and most could unfortunately not get it right. Along with these, there were some rounds for the audience too to feel included.
Satpura won with 140 points, Khasi and Ajanta made a close second with 120 points with Shevroy scoring 85 points. Special credits go to Vaishnavi Kotni and Arnav Anand for compering this quiz and making it fun-filled, Heena, Yasmine and Ridhima for making the banners and Ishpreet and Sameep John for keeping the timer. Not to forget the English department and Pratibha ma’am for making it possible. It was an occasion
which was fun and educating, filled with literature, laughter and bated breaths.
Hail the Winners!