Class 8 English Chapter 3 Explore India: Quiz Time

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Class 8 English Chapter – 3 Explore India: Quiz Time

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Explore India : Quiz Time

Lesson – 3

1) Answer the following questions with information from the lesson :

a) What is a quiz ?

Ans:- A quiz is a form of game or competition where knowledge is tested by asking question.

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

Ans:- Five school teams participated in the quiz programme.

c) Who was the Quizmaster ?

Ans:- Mr. P. K. Barua.

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

Ans:- According to Aparna, in each round, each team will get one direct question carrying 10 marks. For a passed over question five marks will be awarded. There will be no negative marks. Only ten second will be given to answer a question.

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

Ans:- R. K. M. School from Cachar was the winner of the State Level School Quiz Competition.

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

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

Ans:- Pragiyotishpur.

b) Su-ka-pha established the Ahom Kingdom in Assam in the year …………………………

Ans:- 1228.

c) …………………….. does not share its border with Assam.

Ans:- Myanmar.

d) The capital of Assam during the Ahom rule was …………………………

Ans:- Rangpur.

e) The colours of our tricolour National flag are …………………………., ………………………… and ……………………….. .

Ans:-  saffron, white and green.

f) White stands for …………………………. and ………………………….

Ans:- peace and truth.

g) Mahatma Gandhi was born in ………………………. in the state of ……………………….

Ans:- Porbandar, Gujrat.

h) Amritsar in Punjab is famous for the ……………………… Of the ………………………

Ans:- Golden temple, Sikhas.

i) The largest population of Indian rhinos can be seen in ………………………….

Ans:- Kaziranga.

j) The ancient name of Patna, the capital of Bihar, was …………………………

Ans:- Pataliputra.

k) The Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest free standing stone tower was built in ………………………….. by ………………………..

Ans:- South Delhi, Qutabuddin Aibak

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

a) One name by which our country India is known is Hindustan – It signifies courage and sacrifice.

b) The colour of the first band of our flag is saffron – It signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.

c) The blue wheel in the centre of our flag is called the Ashok Chakra or the Dharma Chakra – Gandhiji’s Salt March started here in 1930.

d) Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal – ‘Bharat’ or ‘Bharatvarsha’ is another name for it.

e) Gandi in Gujrat is famous for a historical event – It was in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.

Ans:- a) One name by which our country India is known is Hindustan – ‘Bharat’ or ‘Bharatvarsha’ is another name for it.

b) The colour of the first band of our flag is saffron – It signifies courage and sacrifice.

c) The blue wheel in the centre of our flag is called the Ashok Chakra or the Dharma Chakra – It signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.

d) Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal – It was in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.

e) Gandi in Gujrat is famous for a historical event – Gandhiji’s Salt March started here in 1930.

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.

Ans:- False.

b) The announcement is about postponing the quiz programme.

Ans:- True.

c) The quiz programme has been postponed indefinitely.

Ans:- True.

d) The quiz programme has been rescheduled for next Monday.

Ans:- False.

e) The next date of the quiz has been notified in the announcement.

Ans:- False.

f) The participants of other districts are requested to go back.

Ans:- False .

g) The new date for the quiz will be notified shortly.

Ans:- True.

h) Students of the venue school are asked to go to their classes.

Ans:- True.

S.L. No.Contents
Chapter 1The Prince of Panidihing
Chapter 2My Native Land
Chapter 3Explore India: Quiz Time
Chapter 4Dokchory Learns About the Panchayat
Chapter 5Louis Pasteur
Chapter 6A New Day, A New Way
Chapter 7Sympathy
Chapter 8Chandraprabha Saikiani

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 :

Ans:-                     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. Interested participants are asked to join immediately.

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.

Ans:- Here 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.

6) Let’s learn some grammar :

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.

Words such as 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.

Ans:- Which school are you from ?

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

Ans:- How many marks will you get for a direct question ?

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

Ans:- Who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife ?

d) Guru Ram Das built the Golden Temple.

Ans:- Who built the Golden Temple ?

e) The historic Salt March started in Gandi in Gujarat.

Ans:- When did the historic Salt March start ?

f) Kaziranga is famous for the one – horned rhino.

Ans:- Why is Kaziranga famous ?

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

Ans:- Which team is the winner of today’s quiz ?

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 ?

Ans:- Yes, we are representing the East Zone.

b) …………………………………………………………………………………………….

Ans:- Yes, Tezpur Academy is in Sonitpur.

c) ………………………………………………………………………………………………

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

d) ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

e) …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Answer:- No, the capital of Assam during the Ahom rule was not Cooch Behar.

f) …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Ans:- Yes, saffron signifies courage and sacrifice.

g) ……………………………………………………….

……………………………………..

Ans:- No, Porbandar is located in Gujarat.-

a) Are you representing the East Zone ?

Ans:- Yes, we are representing the East Zone.

b) Is Tezpur Academy is Sonitpur ?

Ans:- Yes, Tezpur Academy is in Sonitpur.

c) Will the winning team represent Assam in the National School Quiz Competition ?

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

d) Was the ancient name of Assam Kamatapur ?

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

e) Was Cooch Behar the Capital of Assam during the Ahom rule ?

Ans:- No, the capital of Assam during the Ahom rule was not Cooch Behar.

f) Does saffrom signify courage and sacrifice ?

Ans:- Yes, saffron signifies courage and sacrifice.

g) Is Porbandar located in Haryana ?

Ans:- No, Porbandar is located in Gujarat.

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

Ans:- Good morning to all of our volunteers ! All of you are requested to maintain discipline among the students during the quiz. Render your service to the best and uphold the reputation of our school. Thank you all.

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.

Ans:- Do yourself.

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 :

Pragiyotishpur, the Ahoms, 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. )

Ans:- Do yourself.

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