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Question Format 4 Choice MCQ 1. 4 Choices A, B, C and D will be given.

Questions may be pure text questions, questions showing a certain graphic (photo/picture) or questions featuring an audio file.

Question Categories - Questions will be divided into 6 categories from A through F with increasing difficulty. . Category A B C D E F Definitions Common Sense Problems that can be solved by an average Primary 6 (6 years of formal education) student without help or with help from simple apparatus including calculators and tables. General knowledge questions that an average Primary 6 student is expected to know. Logical deduction that an average Primary 6 student is expected to make. Simple Knowledge Based Problems that can be solved by an average Secondary 4 (10 years of formal education) student without help or with help from simple apparatus including calculators and tables. General knowledge questions that an average Secondary 4 student is expected to know. Logical deduction that an average Secondary 4 student is expected to make may lead to the correct answer. Difficult Knowledge Based Problems that can be solved by a Graduate but only in their areas of specialty. Questions focusing on specific genres of knowledge where previous education in that field is required, to know the correct answer. Answers are similar such that the correct one is not easily made known by simple exclusion and deduction. Specialists Remarks Common Sense Simple Knowledge Based Difficult Knowledge Based and Googleable Difficult Knowledge Based and Non-Googleable Specialists and Non-Googleable Specialists, Non-Googleable Questions with Additional Twist

Problems that can only be solved by an expert in this area who would also need an element of luck to get the correct answer. Questions focusing on specific genres of knowledge where previous education in that field is required, to know the correct answer. Answers are similar such that the correct one is not easily made known by simple exclusion and deduction. Googleable - Answers that can be obtained readily with the help of internet and friends. Non- Googleable - Answers that CANNOT be obtained from the internet. Additional Twist - Answers that require additional levels of thinking in order to derive the correct answer. - For example: 1. When a portrait of Mao Zedong is shown, the question may be posted like this: Which of the following is a famous quote by this man? In order to answer this question the player must first know who he is AND be familiar with his quotes. 2. Play 15 sec of Mozarts lesser known pieces. Question: Who was the earliest music teacher of the composer of this piece of music. Instructions for Question Setting Questions set should fulfill the following criteria of being interesting AND of educational value. They should not be viewed as a non surmountable hurdle merely to stop the progress of the player. Questions set will be allocated into the respective categories according to the definitions above. Question setters should indicate which categories each question falls under. The distribution of the 100 questions to be set is as follows: Category Number A 20 B 20 C 25 D 25 E 5 F 5 Every question from Category C to F should include a simple write-up elaborating on the specific subject that was tested. Either explaining the answer, or give some background information. Write-up should be between 10 to 20 words.

Questions should be saved in word document format in the following way: Topic_Category.doc. For eg, Geography_A.doc, or History_F.doc Do not use all of the above or none of the above as choices and do not include a combination of other choices as one of the choices. For eg A and B are correct Time proof all questions. For eg, instead of asking Who is the current President of the United States?, the question should be Who is the President of the United States in year 2010 March? A template of the layout is as follows:

What is the name of the first antibiotics discovered? A C Penicillin Cloxacillin B D Amoxycillin Ciprofloxacin

The discovery of penicillin is attributed to Scottish scientist and Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming in 1928. Setting of Non-Googleable Questions 3 added dimensions. Graphics Calculations Sounds

Graphics will include pictures, photos and drawings. Calculations will include complex mathematics questions, mathematics problems that requires lateral thinking and certain IQ questions Sounds include the playing of a certain piece of music or a certain sound. Sounds should be save in MP3 format and no longer than 30 sec long. Refer to the specific MP3 file in the original question document in words. For eg,

Who is the composer of the following music piece? (Refer to Wedding_March.MP3) A C Felix Mendelssohn Bach B D Beethoven Mozart

Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", written in 1842, is one of the best known of the pieces from his suite of incidental music to Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. MP3 files should be submitted with the questions. These 3 dimensions can be added to make a question non-googleable. The phrasing of the questions should contain NO other information which will make online searching easy.