Hong Kong Inter School Quiz 2018

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Date: 22nd Sep 2018, 10am | Venue: German Swiss International School Auditorium, Peak.

About the quiz

  • Premier Interschool Quiz for all China, Hong Kong and Macau Schools.
  • Quiz Masters with over 10 years of experience.
  • Multiple Rounds - Sports, Comics, Cartoon & Computer Games, Literature & Music, Geography & Astronomy, Science & Technology, History & Ancient Civilisations, Hong Kong, Current Affairs etc.
  • Exciting Prizes.
  • Written Preliminary round and Finals - both on 22nd September 2018.
  • Team size of 3.
  • Quiz will be conducted in English.
  • Secondary schools students: Grade 9/Year 10/Form 3 and above.
  • Early Bird Fee of HKD 1500 per team.
  • Registration after May end at HKD 1800 per team.

Sample Questions from Past Quizzes


To promote Quizzing as an Educational Activity.

To position it as a Quiz with something for everyone.

To promote curiosity and interest in knowing the world around.

To foster passion for quizzing among school students in the spirit of exploration, discovery and learning to facilitate overall development.

HONG KONG INTER SCHOOL QUIZ awakens these pillars of life.

Benefits to Participating Students:

  • Sense of pride and rejuvenation to represent the School and gain recognition.
  • Creates a positive competitive environment that is familiar but in a wider public          space.
  • Build relationship by meeting fellow participants.
  • Great opportunity to showcase individual and group talent.

Benefits to Participating School:

  • Team building/Pride in the brand (win for the school).
  • Opportunity for Reward & Recognition/Community involvement.
  • Creates opportunities for new experiences and doing things that sets one apart.



Movin Miranda is based in Malaysia and keenly pursues his quizzing hobby and is a partner at ‘QUIZICIAN,’ which organises and conducts General Knowledge and special subject quizzes. Quizician also runs three popular FB based groups each with 12000+ followers (Quizzers, Quizician, Quizlings). He has conducted over 1000 quizzes starting from 1982.

He sets and conducts an annual quiz for schools in Malaysia each year since 2006 for the Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway in Malaysia at six cities spread over Malaysia. As a question setter and QM, Movin Miranda offers unmatched experience and expertise, and an amazing content library, rich in multimedia content with unique formats and rounds.

Movin ranks consistently in the top 200 in the World Quizzing Championship by IQA (International Quizzing Association – currently ranked 35). He is also twice winner of the Asian Quiz Championships.

Movin Miranda is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Bangalore University in India and has since made a career in Industrial Product Marketing and now serves as GM in a Malaysian firm, supplying hi-tech engineering goods to the Oil and Gas market in Malaysia and South-East Asia and executing mid-size EPC projects.


A cosmopolitan, third-culture, Hong Kong kid, Ayeesha was educated through the ESF before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Anthropology in the UK. After returning to HK and completing her Post Graduate Certificate of Education, she began a career working in international schools. She now is a teacher at HKCA PLK School.

Ayeesha is a passionate learner and educator who conducts quiz nights all over HK. A teacher by day with a thirst for trivia, she enjoys writing interesting questions with wordplay and detail that allows participants to intelligently guess answers if they don't already know them. According to her, a good quiz should be inclusive and allow people to demonstrate their knowledge without alienating anyone. As she always says "If you don't know the answer, you should want to know the answer!" because quizzes seek to celebrate a love of learning.

Ayeesha also runs an events company and works with several high profile charity events throughout the year, raising money for the local community. She conducts corporate quizzes, charity quizzes, school quizzes and pub quizzes and is looking forward to her third year co-hosting Mind Over Matter, Hong Kong Inter School Quiz.


Founding Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Media Partner

Prize Sponsors


TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited)

TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited) is a Capability Enhancement firm in the APAC region with several years of experience in conducting workshops in the areas of Skill & behaviour, Leadership, Storytelling For Leaders, Executive Presence, Mind Over Matter, Diversity and Outbound, to name a few.

To find out more, go to www.tvamevasolutions.com/tsol

TSol successfully conducted Mind Over Matter - Hong Kong Inter School Quiz for the last 3 years and the third edition featured participation from 32 teams with 96 students.



Hi! My name is Zinei, I am a Junior at Renaissance College, I am one of the videographers for the event, and look forward to capturing the lively yet real moments during the competition, some of my hobbies are boxing, gardening and playing the saxophone.


Hello!! I am Kristen Wen from Renaissance College. I am responsible for photographing and I can’t wait to capture the exciting and joyful moments during the event. The three things I can’t live without are films, music and volleyball. I wish to pursue filmmaking as my future career. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, I am looking forward to help and further develop my camera skill!.


My name is Coco Li, and I am a Year 12 student at Renaissance College Hong Kong. Along with my partner, Zinei, we will be the videographers for the event. I am captivated by the way we can capture memories and tell stories through videos. Some of my hobbies include sketching, fashion designing and listening to music. It is my pleasure to work with Mind Over Matter and I look forward to the enthusiastic atmosphere on the day!.


Hey! My name is Danielle Tsang and I am a Year 12 student from Renaissance College. I am one of the photographers and I am very excited to capture all the radiant action and energy in this event. I love creating art with photography and is delighted for this opportunity. My interests include traveling, photo-taking, sports, and anything to do with outdoors.


My name is Aika Noguchi and I am a student in Year 12, Island School and will be the photography for the event. I have been interested and passionate about photography ever since I did a course in school. I just love the feel of capturing a moment that tells a whole story and sharing that story with others. I also enjoy, art and design and figure skating.


I am Billy Lam from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College and I will be one of the MC’s for Mind Over Matter. From a young age, I have been curious about all kinds of things around me and want to learn how each thing works and how it’s made.

Some of my hobbies are hiking and making train layout models. It is my pleasure to be one of the MC’s with my partner Ira for this event.


My name is Ira Maliksi. I grew up with 2 brothers, me being the middle child. I had a nomadic childhood. My parents moved around a lot as my father was stationed in different countries such as Sri Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Philippines and now, Hong kong where I’ve lived for the past ten years. Accustomed to constantly moving, I’ve always enjoyed experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. I’m currently studying in HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, taking Business Management and Visual Arts as my electives. I’m also the chairman of the Art Club at school. My hobbies include Painting, Singing, and playing volleyball. I am truly grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have come my way.


RECAP 2017

Mind Over Matter, Hong Kong Inter School Quiz 2017 - What a day it turned out to be! Full on charged up participants, engaging questions, lots of laughter and an absolutely sharp finals with the winner being decided on a buzzer tie-breaker!

Congrats, Island School, for lifting the trophy and earning bragging rights to be called the Best School Quizzers. Along with the Trophy, they also won SkullCandy Wireless Headphones.

French International School finished as 1st Runner up in a razor edge finish, and they won a trophy and Skull Candy Headphones, and Hong Kong International School finished as 2nd Runner up and won a trophy and BSD Virtual Headsets.

A big thank you to all our sponsors for the wonderful prizes, Young Post for the coverage, volunteers for executing to perfection and the teachers for being encouraging and supportive!.

Island School

1st Runners up:
French International School

2nd Runners Up:
Hong Kong International School


Mind Over Matter HK School Quiz 2017 - Photo Gallery


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Mind Over Matter would not have been a reality if it were not for friends who had immense confidence in our ability and kept raising the bar for us from time to time. We would like to thank them for the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience.

We couldn't have hosted the event without our Founding Sponsors, The Indian Chamber Education Trust and Mrs Rusy Shroff and Late Mr Purviz Shroff, our Quizmasters, Rajiv Rai, Pushkar Sane, Movin Miranda and Ayeesha Shahani, Merwin Stellas, Satish and Nandakumar from Team Brewin’ Ideas, our Design team at SWASTIK, the Team from Young Post who covered the event - Susan Ramsay, Lauren James and Heidi Yeung and all the sponsors, our partners and numerous others.

Our deep appreciation to our Venue Hosts, GSIS for their unstinting support. Special thanks to all the teachers who make it possible for the students to participate at Mind Over Matter.

We are indeed fortunate to have the support and encouragement of Srividya Raman and Meeta Jamkhedkar through this journey. Thank you for trusting us.


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