School quiz for 5th, 6th and 7th standard students

Recently, i conducted the annual quiz for the Orchid School in Baner, Pune. It was for students from standards 5,6 and 7. There was a written prelim (separate papers for each standard) and then the top students from each house in each standard were chosen for the on-stage final. Given below are the questions and answers from the prelims. You can more questions for kids here.

For Standard 5:

1.    The _____ family is the largest family of flowering plants. The number of ______ species equals about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species. Fill in the Blank. Orchid

 

2.    This city, whose name is said to have been derived from Sanskrit for “City of Virtue” (Punya Nagari) is the eight largest in India and is situated around 550 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau. Which city? Pune

 

3.    After the invention of telephones in 1876,     Thomas Alva Edison suggested the word ______ to start a conversation. What word? Hello

 

4.    Watermelons contain 92% ____ by weight. Fill in the blank. Water

 

5.    *Which is the planet closest to the sun in the Solar System? Mercury

 

6.    How many months of the year have 31 days? 7

 

7.    *Today (January 13th) is the birthday of the first Indian to travel in Space. Who? Rakesh Sharma

 

8.    According to the nursery rhyme, where did Mary’s lamb follow her to? School

 

9.    The second line of a very famous song is “Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh”. What is the first line? Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way

 

10.  Sony: Play station :: Microsoft :______? Xbox

 

11.  What is India’s internet country domain code? .in

12.  The Indian version of “Are you smarter than a 5th grader” – Kya Aap Panchvi Pass se tez Hai, was hosted by? Shah Rukh Khan

 

13.  You have to press Ctrl-Alt-___ to lock a computer. Which is third key to press? Del

 

14.  This hill station is around 64 km from Pune and is also called the “Chikki” capital of India, as there are a lot of local outlets there manufacturing this sweet. Which place? Lonavala

 

15.  At which popular religious destination in India can you find Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula? Rishikesh

 

16.  *Which Indian state literally means ‘The abode of clouds’? Meghalaya

 

17.  What does the ‘C’ stand for in CBI, the premier intelligence agency of India? Central

 

18.  Which car company makes the model called “Xylo”? Mahindra & Mahindra/Mahindra

 

19.  Which Asian country’s name comes from the Sanskrit for “Lion city”? Singapore

 

20.  In Tennis, what is the name given to a serve in which the opponent doesn’t manage to touch the ball? Ace

For standard 6:

1.    The _____ family is the largest family of flowering plants. The number of ______ species equals about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species. Fill in the Blank. Orchid

 

2.    This city was once known as Heptanesia i.e. a cluster of seven islands. Six of the seven islands are Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli and Old Woman’s Island. Which city? Mumbai/Bombay

 

3.    What is the internet country domain code of India? .in

 

4.    This flag of our neighbor has a red disc, which represents the sun rise, on top of a green background which represents the greenery of the country, its vitality and youthfulness. Which country? Bangladesh

 

5.    *Today (January 13th) is the birthday of the first Indian to travel in Space. Who? Rakesh Sharma

 

6.    Sony: Play Station :: Microsoft :______? Xbox

 

7.    Expand ISRO. Indian Space Research Organisation

 

8.    What term is used to describe perfect eyesight of people (primarily used in USA)? It is also the name of a version of cricket. 20/20

 

9.    You have to press Ctrl-Alt-___ to lock a computer. Which is third key to press? Del

 

10.  Queuing is the only English word to have five ______ one after the other. Fill in the blank. Vowels

 

11.  What is the Japanese art of ornamental flower arrangement called?  Ikebana

 

12.  Manoj Kumar and Shahbaz Tumbi are two junior cricketers from St Peter’s High School in Andhra Pradesh, who set the world record for the highest partnership in any form of cricket with an unbeaten 721 run partnership. Which famous Mumbai pair’s 664 run record did they break? Sachin – Kambli

 

13.  Which English word is derived from the Greek word scholeio? School

 

14.  Whom/What did Jim Corbett describe as ‘a large hearted gentleman with boundless courage’? Tiger

 

15.  Which country would appear first in the list of alphabetically arranged country names? Afghanistan

 

16.  Around 1830, what British naturalist developed the theory of natural selection by studying animals on the Galapagos Islands? Charles Darwin

 

17.  How many months of the year have 31 days? 7

 

18.  The Hindi word for “a delicacy” or “to lick” is a very popular snack variety in India. What? Chaat

 

19.  *For which animal is the Kaziranga national Park in Assam most famous for? One-horned Rhinocerous/Rhinocerous/Rhino

 

20.  Which is the planet closest to the sun in the Solar System? Mercury

 

21.  How many stars are there in our Solar System? 1 (The SUN)

 

22.  The second line of a very famous song is “Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh”. What is the first line? Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way

 

23.  What is nicknamed as ‘People’s car’? Tata Nano

 

24.  *One of the most famous comets, it returns every 75 to 76 years and will return in 2061. Which one? Halley’s comet

 

25.  Into which sea does the River Jordan in Israel flow? Dead Sea

 

26.  *What does the V stand for in DVD? Versatile

 

27.  This hill station is around 64 km from Pune and is also called the “Chikki” capital of India, as there are a lot of local outlets there manufacturing this sweet. Which place? Lonavala

 

28.  Americans call it a faucet. What do we call it in India? Tap

 

29.  What does the ‘C’ stand for in CBI, the premier intelligence agency of India? Central

 

30.  Which car company makes the model called “Xylo”? Mahindra & Mahindra/Mahindra

 

For Standard 7:

1.    The _____ family is the largest family of flowering plants. The number of ______ species equals about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species. Fill in the Blank. Orchid

 

2.    *Her name was Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. In 1929, she came to India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata in 1950 and also won the Nobel peace prize in 1979. How do we better know her as? Mother Teresa

 

3.    This city was once known as Heptanesia i.e. a cluster of seven islands. Six of the seven islands are Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli and Old Woman’s Island. Which city? Mumbai/Bombay

 

4.    This fort is located roughly 30 kms from Pune. It is situated on a hill rising 800 metres above the surrounding countryside. Perched on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains, its height above sea-level is 1350 metres. The fort has two gates – the Kalyan Darwaza in the south-east and the Pune Darwaza in the north-east. Which fort? Sinhagad Fort

 

5.    This flag of our neighbor has a red disc, which represents the sun rise, on top of a green background which represents the greenery of the country, its vitality and youthfulness. Which country? Bangladesh

 

6.    *Today (January 13th) is the birthday of the first Indian to travel in Space. Who? Rakesh Sharma

 

7.    Sony: Play Station :: Microsoft :______? Xbox

 

8.    Expand ISRO. Indian Space Research Organisation

 

9.    What term is used to describe perfect eyesight of people (primarily used in USA)? It is also the name of a version of cricket. 20/20

 

10.  What is the slogan of Doordarshan? Satyam Shivam Sundaram

 

11.  Queuing is the only English word to have five ______ one after the other. Fill in the blank. Vowels

 

12.  What is the Japanese art of ornamental flower arrangement called?  Ikebana

 

13.  Manoj Kumar and Shahbaz Tumbi are two junior cricketers from St Peter’s High School in Andhra Pradesh, who set the world record for the highest partnership in any form of cricket with an unbeaten 721 run partnership. Which famous Mumbai duo’s 664 run record did they break? Sachin – Kambli

 

14.  Which English word is derived from the Greek word scholeio? School

 

15.  Whom/What did Jim Corbett describe as ‘a large hearted gentleman with boundless courage’? Tiger

 

16.  Which country would appear first in the list of alphabetically arranged country names? Afghanistan

 

17.  *Around 1830, which British naturalist developed the theory of natural selection by studying animals on the Galapagos Islands? Charles Darwin

 

18.  The Hindi word for “a delicacy” or “to lick” is a very popular snack variety in India. What? Chaat

 

19.  For which animal is the Kaziranga national Park in Assam most famous for? One-horned Rhinocerous/Rhinocerous/Rhino

 

20.  *Which is the last planet in the Solar System? Neptune

 

21.  Which is the biggest 2 digit prime number? 97

 

22.  What is the common name for Sodium Chloride? Salt

 

23.  The second line of a very famous song is “Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh”. What is the first line? Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way

 

24.  What is nicknamed as ‘People’s car’? Tata Nano

 

25.  The branches of which tree appear on the United Nations Flag? Olive

 

26.  One of the most famous comets, it returns every 75 to 76 years and will return in 2061. Which one? Halley’s comet

 

27.  How is 500 displayed in Roman numerals? DLV

 

28.  Into which sea does the River Jordan in Israel flow? Dead Sea

 

29.  What does the V stand for in DVD? Versatile

 

30.  This hill station is around 64 km from Pune and is also called the “Chikki” capital of India, as there are a lot of local outlets there manufacturing this sweet. Which place? Lonavala

 

 

Choose the correct answer from the choices given

 

31. Which planet has a moon called Titan?

A) Saturn B) Jupiter C) Uranus D) Mars

 

32. *Which is the fastest bird?     

A) Pigeon B) Hummingbird C) Peregrine falcon D) Swift

 

33. Which is the longest river in the world?

A) Nile B) Amazon C) Danube D) Mutha River, Pune

 

34. What is the body’s largest organ?

      A) Heart  B) Skin  C)   Large Intestine  D) Stomach

 

35. *The year 1606 is in which century?

A) 15th century  B) 16th century C) 17th century D) 1600th century

 

 

Rajaram S

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  1. aashna March 22, 2014 |
    very interesting n useful
  2. Moneesha January 21, 2014 |
    Very well prepared quiz
  3. sourabhbhosale January 14, 2014 |
    nice quiz in our school
  4. aishwariya December 25, 2013 |
    exellent quiz

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