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2018 AATF-CT French Cultural Trivia Quiz Bowl

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card*

This easy-to-administer contest of French cultural trivia questions takes about 20 minutes using Kahoot, a free online game site.  Questions are in English and cover cultural aspects of the francophone world.

Students of French, 7th-12th grade, whose teachers are members of the AATF-CT.
Not yet a member of the AATF?  Click HERE.


  • Teachers can choose the best time to hold the Quiz Bowl, most likely in their classrooms, anytime from April 1st - 20th, 2018.

  • If there are two or more teachers of French in the same school:  Each teacher can play at the most convenient time during the above time window.  Once they have results from all classes, they must confer with one another to determine the 1 highest student scorer from that school.


  • Detailed directions for play are below.

  • Students will need an internet-ready device (smart phone, iPad, laptop, etc.) and each class must play simultaneously; ONLY ONE play per class. 


* IMPORTANT: The 4 highest scoring students from around the state will compete LIVE during a final round at the AATF CT Cérémonie de Remise des Prix on May 15th at 6:00 pm at Hopkins School in New Haven.

The 4 semi-finalists will be notified in late April, after this first round of the Quiz Bowl. 

In order to win the grand prize, students must be present for the finals on May 15th.


1. Please FIRST READ ALL DIRECTIONS BELOW before launching the Quiz Bowl.


2. Once ready to play, click on the link to launch the Quiz Bowl:

NOTE: You may only play the Quiz Bowl ONE TIME with each of your classes.

3. Click on PLAY and/or "Start Now" until you get to the following screen:

4. Please note: The following screen may come up for some teachers who already have Kahoot accounts.

In that case, simply use your usual Kahoot username and password to sign in.

Don't have a Kahoot account?  Choose "sign up for free."

5. At the bottom of the purple main start screen, click on Game Options and verify that "Enable Answer Streak Bonus" is ON.

   Then, click on the GREEN button for "Classic" mode.   A new screen will appear with the “GAME PIN”.


6. Tell students to take out any internet-ready device and go online to the following website:


7. Tell students to enter the Game Pin and, when directed, they must enter their FIRST and LAST NAME only.

Students may not use any nicknames, emojis etc. for this game. 


8. Tell students that their score is affected both by having the correct answer AND by the SPEED with which they answer.  Bonus points are also given for answering multiple questions correctly in a row.  Please also tell them that they may not share any of the info in the Trivia Bowl questions with anyone until April 23rd.  If your school has an Honor Code, please apply it to this contest, if possible, in order to preserve the authenticity of the experience for other students participating.


9. Once students’ names appear on the board, click on START, on the right, which then begins the game. 


Students will see a question projected from your computer and then will select from color-coded options on their device that correspond with the answers.


YOU will advance the screen by clicking on "NEXT" after each question is over, following the prompts.

After each question round, a scoreboard will show the leading players' names and scores.


After the final question round, DO NOT ADVANCE PAST THE FINAL SCOREBOARD!


10. With the final scoreboard visible, take a screen shot showing the name of the TOP SCORER in your class with the number of points that he/she has accumulated.  Directions for taking a screen shot are below.


11. Confer with the other teachers participating in your school to determine which student had the highest score in the ENTIRE SCHOOL.  By no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, April 20th, email as an attachment only the ONE screen shot showing the HIGHEST SCORER IN THE SCHOOL to  If there is an exact tie in your school, please email screenshots showing BOTH scores.


Enclose in the body of the email the following information:


School name

Teacher name

Teacher email

Student name

Student email

Student grade

Student French class level (French 1, French 2 Honors, etc.)






How to take a screenshot on a MacBook:

Press Command-Shift-4.

Move the crosshair pointer to the corner where you want to start the screenshot.

Drag to select an area, like creating a window.

When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button.

Find the screenshot as a file/icon on your desktop.


How to take a screenshot on an iPad:

Hold down simultaneously the circular button on the face of the iPad and the POWER button (on the outside frame).

You will see/hear a "flash/snapshot".

The screenshot file will appear in your 'PHOTOS" app.


How to take a screenshot on a PC:

Press the Windows logo key + PrtScn. 

Or, if you're using a tablet, press the Windows logo button + the volume down button.

The screen will dim for a moment when the screen is copied and saved as a file in the Screenshots folder (which is in your Pictures folder).

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