Sample Questions – Intermediate Level

Sample Questions – Intermediate Level

 The questions asked at the competition are very straightforward, factual questions.  They usually relate to the plot, characters or setting and the answers are easily provable.

To get you started, here are some sample questions (with answers below) from this year’s booklist.   These samples are meant to give you an idea of the type of question that will be asked.  All questions begin:  “In the book,” followed by the book title.

  1. In the book, The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, what did Winston’s dad tell Katie to do with the treasure?

(share the treasure with her brother)

  1. In the book, The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, how did Winston get help at the library?

(he took Dilmer’s cell phone and called 911)

  1. In the book, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, what is the Voice of Intelligence that Bingo and J’miah hear?

(the car radio)

  1. In the book, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Grandpa Audie spent his life trying to find an animal in the swam. What kind of animal was it?

(a bird; an Ivory-billed Woodpecker)

  1. In the book, White Fur Flying, who is Phillip?

(a boy who moves in next door to the Cassidy family)

  1. In the book, White Fur Flying, why did Phillip go out in the storm in the night?

(he saw the lights on in the yard and went to find the dog Jack)

  1. In the book, Clubhouse Mysteries: The Buried Bone Mystery, what was the slip of paper with the words, “them bones gonna rise again” to be used for?

(Mr. Greene was writing down all of the old songs that his grandfather had taught him)

  1. In the book, Clubhouse Mysteries: The Buried Bone Mystery, what did the boys find have to touch when they first entered the clubhouse?

(Jerome’s dinosaur; Blackasaurus)

  1. In the book, King of the Mound, what was Nick’s first job for Mr. Churchill?

(Accept either: to break in the new baseball gloves for the team; to rub oil on and make the new baseball gloves softer)

  1. In the book, King of the Mound, what did Emma build for Satch in the garden?

(a pitching mound)

  1. In the book, Pickle: The( Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Middle School, what job did Hector’s grandmother have?

(she was the principal)

  1. In the book, Pickle: The( Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Middle School, which prank failed?

(the zombie gym)