High school students from throughout the nation are testing their knowledge in all-things India for this year’s United States Academic Decathlon. The 2015-2016 event is still in the qualifying stage, but the underlying theme of this year’s competition is India. Teams of nine — three “A” or Honor students; three “B” or Scholastic students; and three “C” or below Varsity students — compete in 10 areas.
Among the study points the teams will be tested on include art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science. Additionally, the 10 phases will be rounded out by an essay exam, as well as speech and interview events.
All the tests have India as the backdrop. For example, questions in literature will be focused on India-based literature, or Indian economics. The culmination of the decathlon is a Super Quiz relay, including multiple-choice questions from art, economics, literature, music, science and social science. One team will represent their state for the Decathlon. The event is scheduled to take place April 28 through April 30 in Anchorage, Alaska.