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SAMPLE QUESTIONS

 

In Almost Super, Great-aunt Silva Matilda’s super power was?

A. breathing fire just like a dragon

B. spraying water from her hands

C. becoming invisible 

Answer: A (p. 4)

 

In Almost Super, Rafter and Benny stopped watching cartoons.  What did they start watching?

Answer: Recorded battles with the Johnsons (p. 50)

 

In Almost Super, Juanita threw the boys into the bushes outside the school?  What does she tell them?

Answer: Her aunt is a Light Shifter.  Her aunt went to the museum and made it appear as if Juanita was there. (p. 91)

 

In Almost Super, the silver vases are really?

A. urns

B. spittoons

C. bug catchers 

Answer: B (p. 135)

 

In Booked what caused the scar on Mac’s head that runs from his left to his right ear?

Answer: Brain Surgery (p. 46-47)

 

In Booked what punishment does Coby get for fighting Don & Dean at school?

Answer: 2 days suspension (p. 108)

 

In Booked What is the name of the cup Nick and Coby’s teams were invited to play at?

Answer: The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup (p. 31)

 

In Echo, what was the name of Friedrich’s sister?

Answer:  Elisabeth (p. 42)

 

In Echo, what was the “cause of death” listed on the documents with Friedrich’s baby footprints?

A.  epilepsy 

B. heart attack 

C. natural causes 

D. birth defects

Answer:  A.   epilepsy (p. 94)

 

In Echo, why did Friedrich’s supervisor, Mr. Ernst have to join the Nazi Party?

Answer:  “to stay in business” (p. 66)

 

In Echo, which song is the set piece for Hoxie’s harmonica contest?

Answer:  ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ (p. 335)

 

In El Deafo, how does Cece get out of a makeover?

Answer: She says makeup messes up hearing aids. (p. 94/95)

 

In El Deafo, what often happens during Mrs. Sinklemann’s quiet math portion of class?

Answer: Mrs. Sinklemann leaves class and some of the children act out. (p. 188/189)

 

In El Deafo, what is the name of Laura’s dog?

Answer: Fluff. (p. 54)

 

In El Deafo, what town does Cece’s family eventually move to?

Answer: Roanoke. (p. 35)

 

In I Am Malala where does Malala live after she leaves Pakistan?

Answer: Birmingham, England (p. 2-3)

 

In I Am Malala, True or False, Malala does not like to watch her own interviews on TV?

Answer: True (p. 82)

 

In I Am Malala what is Malala’s favorite color?

Answer: Pink (p. 11)

 

In I Am Malala, when Malala’s family fled from Mingora to Shangla, what did Malala have to leave behind?

Answer: Her School Books (p. 97)

 

 

In the Eighth Day, what family does Melinda say is responsible for the killing of the Pendragons?

Answer: The Dulacs (p. 117)

 

In the Eighth Day, what family does Melinda say is responsible for the killing of the Pendragons?

Answer: The Dulacs (p. 117)

 

In the Eighth Day, what family does Melinda say is responsible for the killing of the Pendragons?

Answer: The Dulacs (p. 117)

 

In the Eighth Day, what does Jax call the Eighth Day?                  

Answer: Grundsday (p. 31)

 

What is Ellie’s grandfather’s name?

Answer: Melvin Herbert Sagarsky (P. 18)

 

What is the name of Ellie’s mom’s boyfriend?

Answer: Ben (P. 30)

 

What does Melvin do with all the soy sauce packets that he collects from Chinese meals?

Answer: Places them in a brown owl cookie jar in her apartment (P. 101)

 

Who is Bernadette?

Answer: The middle school secretary and one of Lissa’s friends. (P. 28)

 

 

In The War that Saved my Life, who is the main character?​

Answer:  Ada.   (P. 1)  

 

In The War that Saved my Life, what happened when all the children were taken to the country and they lined up so that the adults could choose which children they would take home?

​Answer:  Ada and Jamie were the only children not chosen (P. 32)  

 

In The War that Saved my Life, what emotion did Ada feel when she found out that if her clubfoot had been operated on when she was a baby, she could have had a normal life?

​Answer:  Sadness (P. 232)

 

In The War that Saved my Life, what famous literary character did Ada think she and Jamie resembled and why?

Answer:  Alice in Wonderland.  She felt like she and Jamie had fallen down a   rabbit hole, too, into Susan’s house, and nothing made sense anymore (P. 223)

 

In “Under the Egg”, who lives on 18 Spinney Lane in the one house that “looks like the residents are ready to just pack it in and get that condo in Florida?”

Answer: Theodora Tenpenny (P. 6)

 

In “Under the Egg”, what does Theodora’s mother like to drink – and she buys it regularly from Madame Dumont?

Answer: Tea 

 

In “Under the Egg”, which are harder to track – Holocaust survivors or victims?

Answer: Holocaust Survivors (P. 207)

 

In “Under the Egg”, who lives on 32 Spinney Lane?

Answer: Bodhi – Theodora’s best friend  (P. 167)

 

In Wonder, when August was born, what did the doctor do?

A. Say wow

B. Jump up and down

C. faint

Answer: C (p. 7)

  

In Wonder, where did Auggie loose his hearing aids?

Answer:  In woods at fair ground movie night (p. 270)

 

In Wonder, who was coming to see Miranda in the play opening night?

A. Her mom

B. Her dad

C. No one

Answer:  C (p. 243)

  

In Wonder, did August have an aversion or a phobia to having his picture taken?

Answer:  Aversion (p. 70)

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