A quiz that tests your knowledge of Chennai

Published: 03rd September 2012 01:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2012 01:47 PM   |  A+A-


With Madras Day celebrations coming to an end, the Murugappa Group organised a Madras Quotient Quiz for school children on Saturday in Vani Mahal in the city. More than 200 teams from 63 schools took part in the quiz to put their knowledge about their city to the test.

Hosted by quiz master Navin Jayakumar, the quiz had some easy trivia questions and some difficult brain teasers with the six teams on stage fighting it out to the very end.

After some tough competition, Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School calling themselves ‘It’s OK Machi, Finals-la Pathukkalam’ won the quiz followed by ‘Why This Vetri Veri Da’ from P S Senior Secondary School team.

The third prize was bagged by ‘The Dark Night rises, so do our petrol prices,’ of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School team. Teams from National Public School, Chinmaya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Vidyalaya were the other finalists on stage.

Rounds like Madras Past, Madras Present, Madras Forever and some other rounds like guessing the street names and area kept the finalists busy.

Interesting trivia like the Chennai Corporation collecting plastic from the public to lay plastic coated bituminous roads were not only enjoyed by the participating students but also the watching parents and teachers. Teams having the most interesting team names were given prizes.

An SMS quiz was conducted for the audience and the best slogans explaining why they love Madras won awards.  A Vellayan, chairman of the Murugappa Group distributed the prizes and was happy to see so many teams participating.


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