Growing up in India, quiz shows were a staple of our extracurricular activities. I have participated in science quizzes, GK quizzes and even one memorable “Hindu” quiz sponsored by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad( which, if I remember correctly, my team won hands down.)
Perhaps the quiz contests were particularly appreciated because of the the premium the Indian education system places on memory skills. I remember mugging up all the countries of the world and their capitals, prime ministers and presidents, highest, tallest, oldest, longest natural phenomena and arcane scientific facts that would have no practical use for me later in life. It was great fun even though we worked hard and stressed out a lot.
It is to recreate the joy of quizzing that Water, No Ice and Bay Area radio show It’s Diff are putting together a General Knowledge quiz for kids sometime in May ( we still have to figure out all the details ). As a teaser, we are doing a small segment this Wednesday on-air as part of It’s Diff’s weekly show on March 18th. The quiz will be at 7:30 a.m. and will cover World Geography, US Geography, India General Knowledge and just General Knowledge.
Be among the first to call in and you will have your choice of topics to be quizzed on – I do have a limited set of questions on each subject.
Tune in to It’s Diff’s show on 90.1 F.M. this Wednesday to get more details on the quiz. I look forward to quizzing you!
Picture by Leo Reynolds under Creative Commons License.