Year 8 team attends annual Kids’ Lit Quiz
On Wednesday 27th November, we attended the North London heat of Kids’ Lit Quiz 2019. Kids’ Lit Quiz is an international competition about books, also known as the ‘sport of reading’. It was founded by Wayne Mills, AKA The Quizmaster, and has been running since 1991. We entered one team of four (although sadly reduced to just three on the day).
The quiz consisted of ten categories, with ten questions per round. The categories were as follows:
– Doctors and Nurses
You could double-up points on one subject, so we decided on Superheroes, although in hindsight we wish we had chosen Teachers as we won that round (with 9/10) and received four books as our prize.
The questions were really clever and sometimes quite tricky. For example:
Squirrels Category – ‘In what book did squirrels separate good nuts from bad nuts?’
Doctors and Nurses Category – ‘Name the nurse in Harry Potter?’
Hats Category – ‘How many stripes are on the hat worn by the Cat in the Hat?’
Survival Category – ‘What vegetable did Stanley Yelnats and Zero eat to survive when stranded on Big Thumb Mountain?’
(Answers at the bottom!)
Speaking of books, you could purchase some books from guest authors who also attended and had their own author team. One of these was Karen McCombie, who’s written over 90 books! She signed a few of the copies of her books available in the library, as did author Savita Kalhan. We each received a free pen for taking part and Kate won £2 for answering a bonus question at the end of a round!
We left in high spirits, even though we didn’t get through to the next round (if you win that one you get to attend the final in New Zealand!). It was such an amazing experience. Thank you to the Librarians for arranging for us to go to the heat at Queenswood School and to Wayne Mills for creating this fun, lively, booktastic quiz and the best of luck to next year’s team!
Lauren, Kate and Shekina Y8
Squirrels – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Doctors & Nurses – Madam Pomfrey
Hats – Five
Survival – Onions