Audio-visual rounds are common at quizzes but quizmasters inviting the audience to dance is out-of-the-box.
Quizmaster Jean Attick got the audience jiving to Tumhi hi ho bandhu… from the Saif Ali Khan-Deepika Padukone-Diana Penty-starrer Cocktail at the Patna final of Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2012 at Don Bosco Academy in Patna on Tuesday.
But it was not only a source of entertainment. After listening to the audio clip, the quizzers had to identify the composer of the popular number.
St Michael’s High School students Akash Anurag and Ritu Raj gave the correct answer: Pritam. But their on-stage rivals Ayush Mallik and Areeb Amanullah, students of Delhi Public School, scored 10 more points than them by the end of the quiz and emerged winners.
“It’s wonderful to win a competition. This quiz was quite tough — the other teams also performed very well. But we did not lose our concentration. Areeb and I worked like a team to win,” said Ayush, after receiving a certificate of excellence from director-general of police Abhayanand.
The final score of Delhi Public School was 70; St Michael’s High School was a whisker away at 60. International School came in third with 50 points. The other schools to take part in the competition were Litera Valley School, DAV Public School and Radiant International School. They matched the quizzing skills and knowledge over six rounds, answering a string of questions.
What food item do photographers encourage their clients to pronounce when they take photographs? Answer: cheese. Who was the first Union education minister of India and also the youngest president of the Indian National Congress? Answer: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
The audience not only danced on the invitation of the quizmaster but also had a fair chance to win bottles of soft drinks by answering questions that she tossed out to them.
Explaining the format of the national-level quiz, quizmaster Attick told The Telegraph: “It is being organised in three stages — inter-school, and national semi-finals and final. The quiz today (Tuesday) was the Patna final of the inter-school level. The winners, Delhi Public School, will now compete in the semi-final.”
The date and the venue of the semi-final are yet to be decided.