Kids’ Literature Quiz 2018
Kathy Hui S1R
On a fateful Friday, October 12, my team, consisting of Ingrid Yeung and I, set off to GSIS to compete in the 2018 Kids’ Lit Quiz. Kids’ Lit Quiz might seem like an ordinary, boring old quiz, but it’s actually much more than that. It’s a competition of the fittest, and you get to know if you truly are a book nerd or not. On the day, Ingrid and I were actually very close to winning. If we had chosen the right topic to double our marks for, we would have gotten 4th place, unfortunately, we chose to double our points on the lowest score we received in the competition. That was a grave mistake.
If Ingrid and I had the chance to retake the quiz, we would definitely spent more time preparing. We found practice questions online, which were very helpful and earned us the extra boost of marks. Surprisingly, some of the questions from this year were the same or very similar to others featured in the past years. Ingrid and I also practice on our way to GSIS – it helped quite a lot.
If we become mentors next year, I would tell the teams to choose a topic to double their marks for very carefully, stock up on reading comic books, and review the children’s storybooks. When choosing groups, you also have to find somebody whose knowledge covers the sort you don’t know. For example, Ingrid tackled the classics and kids’ storybooks, while I took the Harry Potter, fantasy and Marvel questions. Balancing it out is key for the competition.