The Sharks Quiz: Rules of the Game

Tournament Structure: 16-team single-elimination bracketed academic tournament with qualifying matches, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a championship match.

Team Participation and Attendance: At least one (1) coach, all four (4) primary team members, and at least one (1) alternate is required to attend each match.

The Game: The following are the rules and game play for The Sharks Quiz. The program producers reserve the right to change any of the rules at any time upon notice to participants.

Rounds:
1. Right Corner Round : Eight (8) questions each on the country you live in and on Africa
2. R cube Round: Eight (8) Questions each on Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic,
3. STEM Round : Ten (10) questions on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
4. One on One Round : Two (2) questions each on English, Math, Science and General Knowledge

Format: Set of Questions posed to one team at a time
Time limit: 3 minutes per school
Questions: General Knowledge and Current Affairs questions focused primarily on Ghana and Africa ; short answer and multiple choice

Points: All questions are worth 10 points.
Penalty: There are no deductions for wrong answers in this round.
Buzzing: Team members must wait for the host to call on them by name before attempting to answer a question.
Conferring: Team members are allowed to confer before or after buzzing in.
Bouncing: There are no bonus questions
Score: Scores are mentioned by host at the end of the round.

Round 2: R cube round
Format: Each team is posed a question at a time
Time Limit:
Questions: Questions bother on Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.
Points: All major questions are worth 10 points. Bonus is worth 5 points.
Penalty: Incorrect answers result in a 5-point deduction.
Buzzing: There is no buzzer lockout in this round. Team members may buzz in at any time at their own risk. If a question is interrupted by a player buzzing in, the host will stop and ask for an answer, without reading the remainder of the question. Team members must wait for the host to call on them by name before attempting to answer a question.


Conferring: Players are allowed to confer with their teammates.
Bouncing: If a player cannot answer a question or answers incorrectly, the host completes the question and gives the other team an opportunity to respond for 10 points if answered correctly or a 5 point deduction for an incorrect answer.
Score: Total Scores for Round 1 and 2 are mentioned by host at the end of the round.

Round 3: STEM
Format: Team vs. team
Time limit:
Questions: Questions bother on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and are posed to both schools.

Points: Questions are worth 10 points for a right answer and a 5 point penalty for an incorrect answer.
Buzzing: Teams may buzz in at any time the question is being read. Team members must wait for the host to call on them by name before attempting to answer a question.
Conferring: Team members are allowed to confer before but not after buzzing in.
Bouncing: If a team buzzes in and cannot answer or answers incorrectly, the question is then posed to the other team. Team members are allowed to confer before buzzing in.
Score: Total scores are mentioned by the host at the end of the round.

Round 4: One on One
Format: Team member vs. team member
Time limit:
Questions: 4 Questions on Literacy, Numeracy, STEM and General Knowledge. Questions can take the form of pictures, videos and soundbites.
Points: All questions are worth 10 points.
Penalty: Incorrect answers result in a 5-point deduction.
Buzzing: Team members may buzz in at any time at their own risk. If a question is interrupted by a player buzzing in, the host will stop and ask for an answer, without reading the remainder of the question. Team member must wait for the host to call on him/her by name before attempting to answer a question.

Conferring: Team member cannot confer with other team members.
Bouncing: If a team cannot answer a question or answers incorrectly, the host gives the other team pair the opportunity to respond.
Score: Total scores are mentioned by the host at the end of the round.

Match Tiebreaker (if needed)
The tiebreaker is a sudden death round. The host asks a toss-up question worth 10 points. Team members are allowed to confer before buzzing in however, and allowed to buzz in before the question is read in its entirety. If the answer is correct, the game is over and the team is declared the winner. If an answer cannot be given or an answer is incorrect, the opposing team has the chance to answer the question in the same manner. If neither team gives a correct answer, the host moves on to another question. This continues until a correct answer is given and one team is declared the winner.

Judging
Judges make every effort to ensure a fair game, but the occasional mistake may occur. If the judges become aware of a mistake, every effort will be made to correct it. Questions are repeated at the discretion of the host or judges.

Disputes or discrepancies should be voiced by the coach to the studio judge at the end of a round. If the dispute is determined to be valid by the judges, play stops and the discrepancy is addressed in the sole discretion of the production staff and judges.

Scores may be adjusted, or questions eliminated, if necessary. Play then resumes. Any ambiguity or disputes that may arise concerning the rules of play and their interpretation is clarified or resolved by the production staff and judges.

Once an individual round is completed and the next round begins, the completed round becomes final and challenges are not accepted retroactively. In the event of a tie, the competition is final once a tiebreaker question has been asked and answered correctly and any associated disputes or discrepancies have been addressed. No protests are accepted after the teams leave the studio.

How To Surprise🎁 Your Girlfriend👩‍👧On Her Birthday🎂

In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:

Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
  • Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉

Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.

As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!

If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!

Take her on an unconventional date.

A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.

If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.

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You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).

Get her a thoughtful gift.

When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!

A few ideas:

  • Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
  • Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)

Spend more time with her than you usually do.

You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?

Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!

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important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!

Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.

  • Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
  • Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
  • Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
  • Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
  • Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!

Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.

Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.

If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.

Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.

This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!

Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).

Give her a private dance party.

If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.

You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.

If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!

Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.

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For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.

Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.

To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.

Conclusion

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.

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