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Science Quiz Team Scoop Bronze

Some of the boys represented the school in the annual science quiz on 6th of November 2015.

On 6th of November 2015, 8 young science minds from Lanesborough School travelled many miles on an intrepid journey (across the M25) to St. John’s Beaumont School for the annual quiz club science quiz.

On entering the room in which they would be quizzed, they were told that most of the questions were extremely hard, and they were not expected to be correct every time. They were also split into groups of 4, 2 year 5’s and 2 year 6’s in each. Then the questions started!

The number of points for each question were based on difficulty, and ran in a sequence of 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, and then started back from the beginning again. That was only for the first 30 questions though. Before it got serious!

From questions 31-40, the point value increased dramatically, and all questions were valued from 80-100!

One team stood out the whole way through, and that was St. John’s Beaumont, the hosts, although both Lanesborough teams did very well. In fact, out of the 10 schools competing, one of the triumphant teams clinched the much-deserved bronze medal (and therefore came 3rd).

Sadly, neither team proceeded into the area semi-finals, yet nobody was downhearted (apart from the teachers!) Everybody believed that it was a successful trip, but now are some of the brain-bending, mind-mangling questions that they were faced with. (Although they were multiple-choice questions.) Note that the other choices are not displayed in the following questions, just the answers are. (Some are not easy to understand.)

Ferdy AQ

Who made the first transatlantic telephone call?

(ANS: Guglielmo Marconi)

What is found between gamma and U-V rays in the spectrum of light?

(ANS:X-rays)

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