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Paul Sparks, Online Business English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas for Grade 1 English Conversation Lessons at Xiangtan Normal University...

 

 

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?
[Tokyo]

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

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?
[12]

Which is the second-largest country in land area?
[Canada]

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

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

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?
[electronic]

Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
[Jupiter]

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

Where was the strongest Earthquake in 1999?
[Taiwan]

What is the capitol of New Zealand?
[Wellington]

What is the largest living bird?
[ostrich]

In which century was the steam engine invented?
[18th]

How many rings in the Olympics emblem?
[five]

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

Soccer: In which year was the first World Cup?
[1930]

Armani suits are from which city: Rome, New York, or Milan?
[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.
[True]

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

How many balls on the pool table at the start of a game?
[15]

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

How many pairs of legs has the crab?
[five]

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

True or False?: Guinea pigs are rodents.
[True]

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?
[100,000]

How many dots on two dice?
[42]

What does the Dell company make?
[computers]

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?
[France]

In chess, what are castles otherwise known as?
[rooks]

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?
[TRUE]

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? 
[80%]

What is the penultimate letter of the English alphabet? 
[Y]

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? 
[Mercury]

Which is the most widely grown vegetable in the world? 
[potato]

Which software company produces Windows '98?
[Microsoft]

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

How is the year 2000 written in Roman Numerals?
[MM]

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

Which country reaches further North: Finland or Norway?
[Norway]

How many sides has a heptagon?
[7]

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

From which country does Summo wrestling come?
[Japan]

How many squares on a chessboard?
[64]

In which game would you get 'A Double Top'?
[Darts}

How many keys on a standard piano?
[88]

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

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

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

Which has stronger winds: a tornado or a hurricane?
[tornado]

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

What is London's main airport?
[Heathrow]

Which is the largest city in Scotland?
[Glasgow]

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?
[India]

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

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

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?
[Sydney]

Which country has the most miles of roads?
[US]

How many stomachs has a cow?
[four]

 

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