2012-2013 Sample Questions
The following are some examples of questions asked in
written and oral battles.
Not all questions will fall into such precise categories.
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1. “Name of important character or significant nickname of a minor character”|
King named Runt at birth, but at the end of the story, he changed Runt’s name. What new name did King give the pup?
2. “In what book” questions
In what book did you find a character who had completed third grade for the fourth time?
3. “Important setting or location”
The Hatford brothers had to deal with the Malloy sisters as their neighbors after the Bensons moved to what state?
4.“Short answer - significant event or object”
Name the baseball simulation game that the Dillontown Wildcats used to improve their hitting technique.
5. “Comparison with another book(s) on the list”
In HONUS AND ME, the Pittsburgh Pirates played the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. In what other book did you read about the Detroit Tigers playing in the World Series?
6. “Give one out of two or more possibilities”
According to FRINDLE, there were only two words invented by one person for no particular reason. “Frindle” was one. What was the other?
7. “Quotation directly from the book”
Simon Green told Jabeth, “You want to trail along with this here business establishment, you got to learn to love…” what?
8. “Definition of unique terms or important words”
In A LONG WALK TO WATER, you learned that “the ability to govern one’s self” is called what?
9. “Why” questions
While waiting in line to enter the Mayor’s Ball, Sabrina and Daphne overheard several characters discussing their grandmother being carried away by a giant. Beauty suggested Granny Relda might already be dead. Why was she barely able to contain her excitement at this thought?
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