Test your general knowledge skills at Hong Kong inter-school quiz Mind Over Matter

Test your general knowledge skills at Hong Kong inter-school quiz Mind Over Matter

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Your team could be winners.
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The annual Mind Over Matter: Hong Kong Inter-School Quiz invites students to test their general knowledge at German Swiss School on September 23.

Mind Over Matter is the oldest English inter-school quiz between schools in China, Hong Kong and Macau. It’s open to students in Form Three and above.

Students compete in groups of three and work through multiple rounds of questions.

The questions cover a variety of topics, from comics to current affairs to history and ancient civilisations.


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Things will kick off at 10am, with a preliminary round followed by the finals on the same day.

Mind Over Matter is co-organised by The Indian Chamber Education Trust, which promotes academic excellence and a partnership between India and Hong Kong; and Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited, a company which holds workshops on leadership training and business storytelling.

The event encourages students to be curious and take an interest in the world around them.

Students interested taking part must form a team of three people. It costs HK$1,800 to enter.

To apply, and for more information, visit www.tvamevasolutions.com/momhkschoolquiz2017 


To help you prepare, here’s a practice question!

Question: The large open space at the entrance of a tall, large building has the same name as a part of one of the organs in the human body. What is it’s name?

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Put your quiz skills to the test at Mind Over Matter

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Anna Reeves

00:11am

As the expert essay writer at https://writemyessayfast.org/ I think phonics is crucial to learning to read, since our writing system is phoneme-based (unlike Chinese which is based on morphology, or Korean which is a syllabic system). Sight reading does not prepare kids to figure out unfamiliar words. True, there are some words in English that seem to be exceptions; those are the oldest words in the language, and very common function words. Those can be taught as sight-reads. Phonics is the key to working out new words. My child started with phonics in kindergarten, went through seven levels in one day, and was reading fluently in a very short time and was even able to read signs in French when we travelled there. But once the mechanics of reading are taught (the basic rules of phonics), kids need interesting things to read. "**** and Jane" gets tedious very fast, but any Dr. Seuss will keep kids engaged. No method of reading will work if the kids are not interested in what is put in front of them.