Jack Kilby Science Quiz Sample Questions

There’s a whole quiz archive on the Jack Kilby Science Quiz, thanks to Prateek Vijayavargia; unfortunately I haven’t edited it yet. So for all those people going tomorrow for this year’s edition, here are some sample questions which might help you. These are from the organisers’ themselves (I think).

  1. Although we associate Vatican with religion, it also owns a couple of fine observatories. There is one observatory in the papal summer residence. It was built to aid the development of what? The Gregorian Calendar
  2. Before calculating machines became popular, in large engineering activities, women were employed to manually do the calculations. What were these ladies called? Computers
  3. Mho is the unit of measurement of reciprocal of what? Ohm (resistance or impedance)
  4. The word describes the whorl of petals in a flower. It comes from the Latin word for crown and is now well known because of a very popular model of car. What word? Corolla
  5. This is the thin, transparent tissue that covers the outer surface of the eye. More known because of the itching ailment that affects it. What is the tissue called? Conjunctiva

Archive coming soon!

33 replies on “Jack Kilby Science Quiz Sample Questions”

hey gq..
can u please arrange the questions for the jk science quiz.this 2007 one.the quiz was the best ever..amazing q’s better than nie or ht..!!

Really neat questions…and even a hardly-a-quizzer person like me can see that.I feel sorry that I never took GK quizzing seriously when I had a chance.Found it too boring when I was younger.Guess they didn’t know how to make interesting questions like these back then.

Looks like you are back from your vacation. Hope you can put the Jack Kilby Archive now….I am keen to see the questions.

Hi Ankur
I am a class X student of Springdales School Dhaula Kuan. I am a regular visitor of your amazing blog. I am going for Jack Kilby quiz (18.10.08) and would want some tips from you or the 2007 archive if you can compile it.
I had missed last years quiz but i have the 2006 archive and sample questions.Also if you could tell me the qualifying score in prelims in 2006

@Sarthak: Thanks for the feedback! :) Uh, unfortunately I don’t have the archive for the 2007 edition of the quiz. I’m not sure of the qualifying score, but given the paper, it would be pretty high. Since the prelims were so easy, the margin of difference between the score of teams who qualify would be low. Say in this 30 question quiz, I would expect the cutoff to be 23-24 or higher.

i remember missing out last year by 1 solitary mark. ochintya told me i had 23. the qualifying was 24. the guy with 24 WON the quiz in delhi although my friends from chennai, aaslesh n jayadev won the national final. last try 2mrrw then…

Can you please try ur best and put up the qustions that came in 2007?????if not just help me………tell me how do i prepare for the jack kilby quiz???????

bad luck…finished 4th today in the regionals. the difference between me and the winners( dps rkp…urgh!) was just 5 marks. its like this
1. DPS RKP: 85
2. SPV: 82
3. DPS Rohini: 81
4. Amity Saket (A): 80 [my team]
5. Amity Saket (B): 70
6. Sprindales Pusa: 56

this was one cloooose quiz…..feel dejected ’cause i missed the iPod, the telescopes and the nxt robotics kit….aah well then….maybe another quiz in the future :|

@Agrim: Ooh, that’s a really close quiz. Must hurt real bad to miss out on all those goodies by a whisker. Never mind, well done on a good performance, and sure hope the experience you gained helps you in the future.

BTW, what was the scoring system like? 1-2 mark questions seem weird…

oh yes…forgot to tell you the marking system! sorry coz u asked abt it a loong time back. anyways, the marking system was weird coz it included marks from the written. so missing out easy ones in the written cost us a good position….:P

well i must say that we lagged behind a lot. finished 6th.
the buzzer let us down as it did AMITY (both teams) too
also that’s springdales dhaula kuan

Anyways,thanks Ankur for ur support

Agrim, this is Sarthak from Springdales

well played but don’t u think with questions like HUBBLE and DALTON it was quite easy for dps rk and spv.
Others had to work hard for their points

Hey dude, cud u plz get an archive of the questions asked in the national finals of this quiz as i need to prepare myself fr it. BTW i’mm the winer of the pune regionals 2008.

and yeah i forgot to thank you coz i used the archives from ur amazing blog, so that i cud prepare fr the regionals. TY a lot and wud really appreciate if u cud provide me with the questions asked in any of the national finals. preferably 2007.

@ Everyone – There are so many participants from the Quiz on this forum – Agrim, Sarthak and Vishesh, Tejas and many more….So its upto these students now to chip in and make more archives, esp. the 2008 one of the Jack Kilby Quiz! I suggest everyone can post a few qns each.

Sad Agrim i had oped u woud qualify =(
our round is tomorrow will be goin to watch it
i wish they extended it so could win again like last year =(
i dont mind another mac =(
what was the cut off thid year?


ok dude its like this if u had qualified first u get to choose and then again its chance =s
btw Chennai won the nationals again =D
To think we started the trend by winning in *07 =)

aiee yaar….we messed up so bad in the written….missed easy ones. i still remember i could’ve crossed 29 on the written easily, missing stuff like the acid in the stomach, clover leaf etc etc. we hd 26 i guess…:S

but yeah, wanna take part again!!!

@ALL: archives for the JKQuiz 08 written will be put up by me before the next year’s edition…have them lying sumwhere…:)

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