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NC Battle of the Books! - Sample Questions


 

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park 

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Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs 

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When tragedy strikes a large zoo, the zoo keepers decide to make the best of a bad situation.  The young protagonist and a friend seeks to solve the mystery of who or what caused the damage!  With their special access, they are able to gather some clues, with some bumps along the way, they are able to wrap up the mystery. 


In Which Book was someone livid? 

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In Which Book does someone turn on stage lights?  

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In Which Book does someone make a big show of apprehending someone

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In Which Book was someone frisking someone , like they were a mugger in a back alley

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In Which Book does a family slip around in water,spluttering for air

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In Which Book does someone grab someone's ear and tug them to the nearest exit.

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In Which Book does someone have to watch their language

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In Which Book does a woman announce something indignity

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In Which Book does someone stifle a smile

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In Which Book was someone bored out of their skull

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In Which Book was someone the only kid for 30 miles in any direction

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In Which Book was someone flashing a tiny tin badge.

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In Which Book were most people caught by surprise

 

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In Which Book was something a "worse case scenario"

 

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In Which Book could a character be doing back flips and no one notice

 

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In Which Book do parents look at each other blankly

 

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In Which Book is someone a "real adrenaline junkie"

 

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In Which Book does someone have to resort to playing practical jokes

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In Which Book was someone happily proving that they can chant the loudest

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In Which Book do names mean absolutely nothing

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In Which Book was something not a revolutionary idea

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In Which Book was something a minor problem

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In Which Book do parents think something is a wonderful idea

 

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In Which Book was someone not the best decision maker on a normal day

 

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In Which Book does a man pace nervously, unsure of what to do

 

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In Which Book does a woman have to steady someone's  hand twice

 

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Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor 

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The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman 

Summary-Brenton is starting out the school year with his new teacher just right.  His friends have discovered an invention he created that gets out of hand!  Although they decide to destroy the evidence, the police are able to figure out what has really happened after a lot of long interviews almost ruining what should have been a fun summer. 

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Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai 

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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell 

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In Which Book does a captain and his hunters move to the land? 

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In Which Book do people leave on a sunless day? 

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In Which Book are warriors forced back to the cliffs? 

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In Which Book does the first storm of winter end someone's hopes? 

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In Which Book does an old bull have many deep scars in it's head? 

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 In Which Book is a dog still alive when someone gets back? 

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 In Which Book does someone go down a path that leads to the spring? 

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In Which Book do women sing their hair short? 

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In Which Book will characters never go back to a cave? 

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In Which Book  had someone not heard people speak in a long time? 

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Jake by Audrey Couloumbis 

Summary-Life is normal for Jake. Suddenly, Jake's mom falls! Life suddenly changes for Jake. Jake's mom broke her leg and is being hospitalized. His granddad comes to take care of Jake, and trust me, they barely know each other. He also brings  his "nightmare dog". Lucky for Jake, Jake has a awesome neighbor named Mrs.Buttermark.  Together they ; learn how to do a "cannon ball",  Jake and the "nightmare dog" surprisingly  become closer, and Mrs.Buttermark and Jake talk "sweater". 
 

In which book do people name spiders Boris and lacy? 
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In which book does someone learn that an elderly lady had been a "rocket"? 
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In Which Book   does mangos make someone look like a  blowfish?                                                                                     Page 23 

In Which Book does someone replace a bishop with a tiny salt shaker? 

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In Which Book does someone drown in a cup of tea? 

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In Which Book was someone dressed for a camping trip? 

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In Which Book does someone take time off for Christmas? 

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In Which Book does someone carry a newspaper? 

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In Which Book does someone expect someone to run a marathon? 

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In Which Book does someone keep their eyes on their plate, like eating pancakes was serious business? 

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Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 

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Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles 

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Savvy by Ingrid Law 

Summary-Mig is part of a special family, a very special family.  When they turn thirteen, they get their "savvy".  Mig isn't quite sure what her savvy will be, but it's not what she expects.  Sometimes life happens funny like that.  Will Mig be able to save a loved one?  Will her siblings have all the fun?  Savvy is a beautiful story about a young girl figuring out what she's supposed to do in life. 

In which book does water have a way of triggering someone's brother? 
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In which book do blue sparks pop and snap at the tips of someone's nervous twitching fingers? 
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Which book is a dress pale yellow with high sash waist, and a full skirt sewn with deep pockets? 

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 In which book is a bus painted as pink as someone's feet and advertising the Heartland Bible Supply Company? 

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In which book does a girl hold one finger up in front of her brother's face to silence him? 

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In which book does a girl hold her finger to her lips, warning her brother to keep quiet, forgetting for a second that her broody, moody, was always quiet. 

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In Which Book is it not hard to sell coffee? 

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In Which Book does someone's backside begin to fall asleep?  

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In Which Book  does everything go quiet? 

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In Which Book do names show their places? 

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Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors: 

Summary- When Homer Pudding's uncle passes, he is heart broken. He leaves Homer a coin and a droopy, DROOPY dog. It leads him to "the city", where they meet, dangerous, dangerous animals and people. 

In Which Book does someone wave a news paper and holler? 

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 In Which Book does someone blatantly ignore a sign? 

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 In Which Book does a canines jowls sway as it moans?  

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 In Which Book does someone gaze with envy at someones gear? 

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In Which Book does someone save someone? 

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In Which Book does light bleed into a tunnel? 

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In Which Book does someone cautiously peer through bars? 

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In Which Book does someone lay out a story at someone's sneakered feet? 

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In Which Book does a woman clear her throaght? 

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In Which Book does someone punch a balloon? 

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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo 

Summary-The Tale of Despereaux is about a mouse. His mother and father named him Despereaux because he was a great disappointment. He was born with his eyes open, and he had very large ears. He loved to read books, not to eat books. He got banished to the dungeon for sitting at the foot of the king and letting the princess touch him. Then a serving girl named Miggery Sow, and a rat named Roscuro come and take a princess named Pea to the dungeon so that Miggery Sow can become princess(not). What is really happening is the Rat is getting revenge.You see, down in the dungeon, you can get lost very easily and only the rats can find their way out. So when they go down to the dungeon they are trapped and have to follow the rats orders.They finally soften the heart of the rat and they get out. 

In which book does a character stand at the top of the dungeon stairs? 

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In which book does a character whisper to himself "the story of a devious rat and a fat serving girl". 

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In which book does a character smell human tears? 

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In which book does a princess give a rat free access to the upstairs of a castle? 

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In which book does a serving girl save a "meecy"? 

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In which book does a cook give a serving girl instructions? 

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In Which Book  will there be consequences?                                                                                                                                Page 153 

In Which Book does someone become plumper and plumper?    

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In Which Book do people assure each other? 

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In Which Book does someone shout "Soup"? 

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The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin 

Summary-A dog named J.J. Tully and a couple of chickens have some unexpected adventures. The chicken mom, after realizing two of her baby chicks are missing, seeks help from an unlikely friend.  So now it's JJ to the rescue, but another "inside dog" named Vince, isn't making things so easy.  Will Vince get his way, or will the baby chicks make it out alive? 

In Which Book was it a hot, sunny day when character meets character?                                                                     

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In Which Book was a character a short, tired looking bird? 

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In Which Book does something look as useful to a character as a spoon to a snake? 

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In Which Book does a phone ring, a car backfire, and a blender roar? 

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In Which Book does a character call characters names for no good reason? 

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In Which Book do characters look like they don't have a care in the world?  

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In Which Book does a character wait two beats before starting to pace? 

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In Which Book does a ladybug fly into a dog house? 

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In Which Book was the truth somewhere between a characters brain and beak? 

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In Which Book are nicknames ony cute when your mother knows where you are? 

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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George 

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 Ungifted by Gordon Korman 

Summary-When a local troublemaker causes a stir at school, their is a major mix up for the future of this schoolboy.  He finds a few creative ways to get by, has an unexpected visit to the hospital, and tries to keep a low profile.  Along the way he makes a few interesting genius friends and does his best to make his life the best it can be. 

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Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen 

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The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin  

Summary-During the Chinese “Year of the Dog”, Pacy is in an American school and makes several friends, including one also from China.   This is a funny story of how she learns of her mother and grandmother’s childhood, and how it can effect who she is herself.  She has a lot of fun learning some life lesson 

In Which Book does someone learn how to draw an animal? 

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In Which Book does someone not have any patients? 

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In Which Book does someone sit alone, like the last dumpling on the plate? 

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In Which Book does someone's eyes droop, and their head nod asleep? 

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In Which Book was something a "huge ceiling to  floor poster" ?              

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In Which Book is something easier for Americans to understand? 

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In Which Book does someone scream "STOP!"?53 

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In Which Book does someone paint "pig "and  "tiger"? 

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In Which Book  does someone think about a project? 

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In Which Book was a fair on Saturday? 

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Zora and Me by Victoria Bond 

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 In Which Book  do three friends go on an expedition for a gator-man?*

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