Explore India : Quiz Time Class 8 English Lesson 3

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Explore India : Quiz Time

Lesson 3

ACTIVITIES

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

(a)  What is a quiz?

AnswerQuiz is a form of game or competition in which someone tests your knowledge by asking questions.

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

AnswerFive school teams participated in the quiz programme for the selection phase.

(c)  Who was the Quizmaster?

AnswerMr. P.K. Baruah was the Quizmaster.

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

AnswerAparna announced that there will be five rounds in the quiz competition. In each round team will get one direct question carrying 10 marks and for every 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 highest scorer team will be the winner of the competition.

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

AnswerThe team D from R. K. M. School, Cachar was the winner of the State Level School Quiz Competition.

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

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

AnswerThe 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 _________.

AnswerSu-ka-pha established the Ahom kingdom in Assam in the year 1228 AD.

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

AnswerMyanmar does not share its border with Assam.

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

AnswerThe colours of our tricolour National flag are saffron, white and green.

(e)  White stands for _________ and _________.

AnswerWhite stands for peace and truth.

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

AnswerMahatama Gandhi was born in Porbandar in the state of Gujrat.

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

AnswerAmritsar in Punjab is famous for the Golden Temple of the Sikhs.

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

AnswerThe largest population of Indian rhinos can be seen in Kaziranga.

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

AnswerThe ancient name of Patna, the capital of Bihar, was Pataliputra.

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

AnswerThe Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest free standing stone tower was built in South Delhi by Qutabuddin Aibak.

Q. 3.  Test your memory. Match the statements under A with correct statements under B without looking at the lesson:

A B
1.  One name by which our country India is known as Hindustan 1.  It signifies courage and sacrifice.
2.  The colour of the first band of our flag is saffron. 2.  It signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
3.  The blue wheel in the centre of our flag is called the Ashok Chakra or the Dharma Chakra. 3.  Gandhiji’s Salt March started here in 1930.
4.  Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal. 4.  ‘Bharat’ or ‘Bharatvarsha’ is another name for it.
5.  Dandi in Gujrat is famous for a historical event. 5.  It was in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.

Answer

A B
1.  One name by which our country India is known as Hindustan 4.  ‘Bharat’ or ‘Bharatvarsha’ is another name for it.
2.  The colour of the first band of our flag is saffron. 1.  It signifies courage and sacrifice.
3.  The blue wheel in the centre of our flag is called the Ashok Chakra or the Dharma Chakra. 2.  It signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
4.  Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal. 5.  It was in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.
5.  Dandi in Gujrat is famous for a historical event. 3.  Gandhiji’s Salt March started here in 1930.

SCERT Assam Class 8 English Lesson 3

Q. 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. (T/F)

AnswerFalse.

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

AnswerTrue.

(c)  The quiz programme has been postponed indefinitely. (T/F)

AnswerTrue.

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

AnswerFalse.

(e)  The next date of the quiz has been notified in the announcement. (T/F)

AnswerFalse.

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

AnswerFalse.

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

AnswerTrue.

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

AnswerTrue.

S. L. No Contents (Class 8 English)
Lesson 1 The Prince of Panidihing
Lesson 2 My Native Land
Lesson 3 Explore India: Quiz Time
Lesson 4 Dokchory learns about the Panchayat
Lesson 5 Louis Pasteur
Lesson 6 A New Day A New Way
Lesson 7 Sympathy
Lesson 8 Chandraprabha Saikiani

Q. 5. (a)  Imagine you are members of the literary and cultural forum of your school. In groups, draft a notice inviting participants to join the Zonal Level Quiz competition to be held on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd, Monday at 10 a.m. Write all the important information about the quiz on the noticeboard.

Answer—                                                               NOTICEBOARD

This is for information to all concerned that Zonal Level Quiz Competition is going to be held on October, 2nd Monday on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at our school. Test your knowledge and compete with peers from various schools! Be part of this enriching event and showcase your intellect. See you there!

(b)  Now think of the preparations for the event. Write the rules you would like the groups or the participants to follow during the competition.

AnswerHere are the rules set for the quiz competition. The participants will have to follow these :-

i) Each team will have one direct question. For the correct answer 10 marks will be awarded.

ii) For passed over question there will be 5 marks.

iii) For wrong answers 5 marks will be deducted.

iv) The decision of the Quizmaster will be treated as final.

v) Mobile phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during the competition. Any team found using such devices will be disqualified.

Q. 6. Let’s learn some grammer:

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.

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, Tinsukia.

AnswerWhich school are you from ?

(b)  You will get ten marks for a direct question.

AnswerHow many marks will you get for a direct question?

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

AnswerWho built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife?

(d)  Guru Ram Das built the Golden Temple.

AnswerWho built the Golden Temple?

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

AnswerWhen did the historic Salt March start?

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

AnswerWhat is Kaziranga famous for?

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

AnswerWhich team is the winner of today’s quiz?

Q. 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.

Question Is Tezpur Academy in Sonitpur?

(c)  _______________________________________

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

QuestionWill the winning team represent Assam in the National School Quiz Competion?

(d)  _______________________________________

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

QuestionWas the ancient name of Assam Kamatapur?

(e)  _______________________________________

QuestionWas the ancient name of Assam Kamatapur?

Answer: Yes, saffron signifies courage and sacrifice.

(f)  ________________________________________

Answer: Yes, Porbander is located in Gujarat.

QuestionIs Porbander located in Gujrat?

Q. 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 durng the quiz an announcement has to be made. Discuss in groups and prepare an announcement to be made at the beginning of the quiz.

AnswerGood Morning, my dear students. All of you are requested to maintain discipline among the students during the quiz. Please ensure your cell phones are switched off, refrain from talking during questions. Let’s uphold the integrity of the quiz by being attentive and courteous to one another. Thank you for your cooperation, and let’s have a successful and enjoyable quiz session.

Q. 9.  Read the lesson carefully. In the lesson, the members of each team have introduced themselves to the audience. Taking a cue from them, take turns to introduce yourselves to the class.

AnswerDo it yourself with the help of your class teacher.

Q. 10.  Let’s take a trip to our past:

Your teacher will divide the class into five groups. Each group will prepare and present a project on the following:

Pragjyotishpur, the Ahom Kingdom, Bharatvarsha, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple. (Use charts with pictures and other information. The group leader will make the presentation in the class. The charts and drawings will be put up in the classroom for display.)

AnswerDo it yourself with the help of your teacher.

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