The Sport of Reading – Kid’s Lit Quiz

The Sport of Reading – Kid’s Lit Quiz

Literature becomes competitive

The Thailand Kid’s Lit Quiz National Final 2023 was hosted by Bangkok Patana, facilitating a competition in the Sport of Reading between various local international schools. Attendees included 13 schools with 36 teams (144 students total). In this fourth annual event, Bangkok Patana’s Team 3 tied for second place! This was the first Kid’s Lit Quiz Thailand heat to take place live since the pandemic and it sure was wonderful to have a huge ‘buzz’ about books. The quiz master, Mr Wayne Mills, has run this worldwide competition for over 30 years, asking questions that cover a wide range of books – from classics to Young Adult literature and picture books.

Kid’s Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years old and is held globally in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the US. In this National Final round, students were quizzed in five categories with 12 – 15 questions in each category. Students definitely benefit from a wide reading knowledge base in order to be successful. The first round of heats took place in the Primary Hall, with 36 teams battling for the coveted six spots in the final round, to be held in the Theatre. The winning teams of each National Competition will be invited to compete in the Kid’s Lit Quiz World Final.

Thank you to the Library team for a successful competition day! Curious how you would fare in the competition? Have a go at a couple of the sample questions below!

  1. This author was born in England in 1866 and although she travelled to many other parts of Britain during her childhood, it was the Lake District that caught her affection the most. She was more than just a writer of animal tales for the young; she was a businesswoman, a farmer and an environmentalist. It was on her farm at Hill Top that she wrote many of her stories about ducks, squirrels, hedgehogs, cats and rabbits, In fact, her first little book was about a rabbit named Peter. She died in 1943. Her name was…
  2. An extraordinary adventure befalls four children while they are staying with a kindly old gentleman. One rainy summer’s day, one of the children discovered a portal in the back of an old upright cupboard. When she passes through it she finds herself standing in a clearing in a wood on a winter’s day. It turns out that she is in a country that has been cursed with eternal winter. The book is called…
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