Each school can enter a team of up to 10 pupils. The top-scoring school will win a photocopier, fax and typewriter, and each member of that team will receive a portable CD player. The running-up school will win a word processor and laser printer. The team in third place will win 10 graphic calculators. Every pupil who enters the competition will receive a voucher, donated by Sharp, providing entry to any one of around 70 galleries and museums around the country.
The Independent/Sharp School Team quiz runs for four weeks. The first 20 questions appeared last Wednesday, in our school league tables supplement: the remaining two sets of questions will appear on this page next Wednesday and the following Wednesday. Answering the questions is ill not be easy - in fact, we don't expect any school to be able to answer every question. But there is some help: each set of 10 questions is linked by a common theme.
Entry must be by a teacher at the school, with a list of the pupils in the team. The competition is open to all secondary and senior schools in the United Kingdom. Please state on your entry if your school does not wish to receive further information from Sharp or the Independent after the competition has closed.
Standard Independent competition rules apply. Copies are available on request from the Managing Editor's Office, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB. Entries should be marked School Team Quiz on the envelope, and sent to the same address. Entries must arrive at the Independent by December 31. They will be judged by January 15, and the results announced in the paper. Remember: there are two more sets of questions to appear, so don't send in your entry until the competition is complete.
1. Who said: 'Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the earth'?
2. Who saw the solutions in dreams, along with the God Narasimha, and wrote them down as soon as he awoke?
3. 'Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said, 'let . . . be', and all was light.' Fill in the missing name.
4. An old Italian fascinated by the breeding of rabbits.
5. Daughter of a poet, married to an earl: the first programmer. Who was she?
6. Whose final problem survived until June 23, 1993?
7. The pride and sorrow of his science died in a duel, aged 20. Who was he?
8. Whose elemental masterpiece has lasted longer than any other non-religous work?
9. Who filled the universe with grains of sand?
10. Who thought there was more imagination in the head of 1 and 9 than in that of Homer?
1. Thanks to the Catholic, this poor devil was the last 'in the red'.
2. He was the only Englishman - and he chose to be fourth in the time of the first with a red beard.
3. It was great there but not here - perhaps it was something to do with the sea. Without great-grandpapa he'd be quite gormless.
4. He is boneless but just one change makes him terrible. I have become abbreviated, for a start.
5. An eighteenth] It really must be a family affair - especially with the saint and the one in the sun]
6. He was much troubled by cakes. The first - a sweet cake usually with marzipan - wasn't too bad and was just sent to the kitchens; but the second - like a sort of oatmeal gingerbread - took a lot longer to get rid of.
7. Kneeling in the snow (in January) can't have been much fun - but he got his own back at Bressanone.
8. Last by one act and first by another - but what a place for a statue, looking down the hill from that enormous domed nest.
9. Soborg and Roskilde are both in Denmark, but Kalmar is in Sweden and a memory remains of a whole kingdom.
10. From oldest to latest it's the same - and they all look like a clown.