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Senior Science Quiz

University of Otago Senior Science Quiz – 14 June 2017

The quiz is designed for Year 11, 12 and 13 students, with questions which test logical thought, general knowledge and scientific skills. Each level has a booklet containing questions appropriate to that level.

While we try to escape from the limits of the syllabus, there will be some overlap.

Each booklet will contain 45 multi-choice questions, and is designed to be completed in 50 minutes. One mark is awarded for each correct answer. No marks are given for either an incorrect answer, or no answer.

Detailed instructions on how to fill out the multi-choice answer sheets will be sent with the booklets. Please follow these instructions very carefully.

You may expect to receive your question booklets and answer sheets a few days prior to the quiz. Please contact us (see below) if you have not received them by 7th June 2017. The quiz is to be held during a suitable 50 minute period on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

Thousands of dollars of prize money will be divided among the highest achievers in each Year group, the exact amounts depending on the number of high-achieving entrants. Certificates will be awarded to top performers.

Entry forms, with payment for each school by a single cheque please, are to be sent by 12th May. Direct credit payment is also an option - see the Senior Science Quiz entry form for direct payment details.

Please note that (as we did last year) we require the name of each student entering the competition.

Please provide an electronic list of names and email them to the address below. A template can be downloaded as part of the entry form below.

Entry Form

Download the Senior Science Quiz entry form then fill it in, and either post it with your cheque to the address below, or email with the list of names and post your cheque separately to the address below.

Download the Senior Science Quiz entry form

View sample quiz questions

For further information and send entries to:

Science Quiz
Division of Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Tel 03 479 7534
Fax 03 479 9045
Email science.quiz@otago.ac.nz