Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Junior school team wins national quiz contest

A TEAM of pupils from Robert Piggott Junior School in Wargrave won the national final of the junior inter-school quiz

A TEAM of pupils from Robert Piggott Junior School in Wargrave won the national final of the junior inter-school quiz championship, held in Oxford.

The team members were Chloe Smith (year three), Katie Doward (year four), Harry Daisley (year five) and Theo Sharkey (year six). They had to answer multiple choice questions of varying difficulty. Each team member was allocated a wireless handset device to register answers.

Teams could split their answer over two or more options to maximise their chances while reducing their points or all could choose one answer if they were sure.

All the results were displayed on a giant screen to allow supporters and teams to follow the scoring. The Robert Piggott team correctly answered 79 per cent of their questions to win the competition.

They were presented with a trophy, a framed certificate each and a copy of 1001 Wonders of the Universe.

More than 1,200 state schools from across the country took part in the competition.



1. Who designed the Spitfire?

2. What is the meaning of audacious?

3. Where is the Mojave Desert?

4. What is the freezing temperature of sea water?

5. Name the leader of Russia during the Second World War?

6. Which planet is most like Earth in size?

7. What is a porcini?

8. Who wrote The Angel of Nitshill Road?

9. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

10. What is the chemical element number 50 with a symbol of Sn?

11. Who wrote Tarzan of the Apes?

12. In what country did the Battle of El Alamein take place?



Answers: 1. R J Mitchell, 2. Willingness to be bold, 3. California, 4. -2C (28F), 5. Joseph Stalin, 6. Venus, 7. A wild mushroom, 8. Anne Fine, 9. Michelangelo, 10. Tin, 11. Edgar Rice Burroughs, 12. Egypt

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