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Building Questions

Below is a heading for each title. Please add your question to the appropriate title. Remember answers to all questions should be just a title/author of a book.

The Boy Who Dared

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti


  1. In which do some boys aged 10-14 join the Jungvolk?
  2. In which book does the main character resent finding Hugo sitting at their table every morning?
  3. In which book does a student write an essay for school that he does not believe in?
  4. In which book does a boy start a detective agency called "Lord Lister Detective Agency?"
  5. In which book is dust "verboten?"
  6. In which book does a mother admit to her disgusted and pained son, "Silence is how people get on sometimes."
  7. In which book is it against the law to listen to foreign radio broadcasts?
  8. In which book is a radio obtained on the black market?
  9. In which book is Brother Worbs arrested for telling how he feels?
  10. In which book are Karl and Rudi named as accomplices?
  11. In which book is a printing press considered good fortune?
  12. In which book are pamphlets used to get information out to people?

Shark Girl

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham


  1. In which book is a brother credited with saving his sister's life?
  2. In which book does a girl get tired of hearing that she is a hero?
  3. In which book is Justin a fan of Legos, Superman, and a dog named Spot?
  4. In which book is the narrator used to winning the art contest at school?
  5. In which book is it difficult to decide if Chuck is helpful or more in the way?
  6. In which book is a girl haunted by people whispering "did you see the video"?

The Compound

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen


  1. In which book does the main character tend a hydroponic garden? John Gillette 22:48, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  2. In which book does the mother discover the flour in their pantry has gone rancid? John Gillette 22:50, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  3. In which book is the main character currently reading a Stephen King novel?
  4. In which book does the main character have a stash of Snickers in his room?
  5. In which book was the mother a cellist in the symphony before her marriage?
  6. In which book does the main character play the trumpet?
  7. In which book was the name of the family dog Cocoa?
  8. In which book was the newest member of the family named Finnegan?
  9. In which book does the grandmother live in Hawaii?
  10. In which book was the father obsessed with nuclear war?
  11. In which book is the brother of the main character named Eddy?
  12. In which book was turducken the food for the traditional family Christmas?

Airman

Airman by Eoin Colfer


  1. In which book are Connor and Isabella so adventurous that they are "often so daubed with mud, blood, and nothing good that (they are) barely distinguishable"?
  2. In which book did King Nicholas show a young boy how sunlight passing through a lense can start a fire?
  3. In which book do two children use a flag to fly to safety?
  4. In which book does Sir Hugo Bonvilain hide Conor Broekhart in the prison on Little Saltee?
  5. In which book are the letters P.A.I.N. tattooed on a man's knuckles, and a menu of beatling tattooed on his chest?
  6. In which book are a salsa garden and coronation balloons part of an escape?
  7. In which book does a man live and work in a cylindrical Mortello tower?
  8. In which book are boys paid in diamonds and hot chocolate to get the cargo to St. Patrick's Bridge before dark?
  9. In which book does Linus Wynter seem to come back from the dead?

Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor


  1. In which book does a trailer burn down?
  2. In which book does the main character refer to her mother as Mommers?
  3. In which book does the main character's neighbor have "everything from marshmallows and onion soup mix to sunglasses and disposable diapers"?
  4. In which book does a stolen flute cause a girl terrible guilt and shame?
  5. In which book are "toast dinners" a specialty when made with sliced tomatoes, cheese, and canned soup?
  6. In which book is Elliot Rick's boyfriend and Soula's best friend and sometimes hero?
  7. In which book is the pet hamster named Piccolo?
  8. In which book does the main character have spatial relationship problems that causes words to slide around on the page?
  9. In which book did Addie not play in the orchestra concert because she was afraid of her old music teacher in the audience?
  10. In which book does a girl's home burn down when the leftovers from Fiesta Night start a kitchen fire?

Shooting the Moon

Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell


  1. In which book does the main character’s brother volunteer for the medical corps in Vietnam?
  2. In which book is the main character a 12-year old girl from a military family?
  3. In which book does the main character call her dad “The Colonel?”
  4. In which book does the main character receive undeveloped rolls of film from her brother?
  5. In which book did the main character write articles for her school paper?
  6. In which books was there a gin rummy card competition?
  7. In which book did Jamie give pictures to the moon to Cindy?
  8. In which book is the setting Fort Hood, TX, in the summer of 1969?
  9. In which book does the main character volunteer at the Army base’s rec center?
  10. In which book does the main character become friends with a soldier named Private Hollister?
  11. In which book does a sister discover that her pictures fit with the pictures taken by her brother?

Football Genius

Football Genius by Time Green


  1. In which book did Tate, Nathan, and Troy walk the tracks of "The Midnight Express"?
  2. In which book was Jamie Renfro the antagonist?
  3. In which book did Seth Halloway mention that his dad was a cop and got killed at a bank robbery when Seth was only three?
  4. In which book did the main character squeeze through a break in a concrete wall to get into the country club?
  5. In which book did Krock have a plastic, right ankle with a shiny, metal bolt?
  6. In which book did the main character jump off the bridge, landing 30 ft. below in the Chattahoochee River?
  7. In which book was Coke drank and mentioned in many of the chapters?
  8. In which book did the main character get to ride in a yellow H2?

Scat!

Scat! by Carl Hiaasen


  1. In which book is the Florida Panther one of the characters?
  2. In which book is a boy assigned a "five-hundred-word essay about pimples"?
  3. In which book does an angry boy take a bite out of a pencil and swallow it in one gulp?
  4. In which book are pink flags rearranged to spell out a word?
  5. In which book is the Red Diamond Energy Company the source of a forest fire?
  6. In which book does Bunny Starch drive a blue Prius?
  7. In which book is Wendell Waxmo a ridiculous sub that sings the Pledge of Allegiance and teaches the same page of the book every Monday?
  8. In which book is Squirt a very protected cub?

La Linea

La Linea by Ann Jaramillo


  1. In which book was the boy named after the authors his papa liked?
  2. In which book was there a man named Don Clemente?
  3. In which book is the boys family in California?
  4. In which book does the main character kill a goat for a fiesta?
  5. In which book is there a train called "the people killer"?

Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart


  1. In which does a small ceramic dog become the center of an argument?
  2. In which book is there a Geek Club Conglomerate?
  3. In which book is Trish the roommate?
  4. In which book does the narrator compare society to living in a panopticon?
  5. In which book is the narrator infatuated with words that are the "neglected positive"?
  6. In which book does the quad get "forket" spelling out BEWARE THE BASSETT?
  7. In which book does the Night of a Thousand Dogs end in the statement "Folk music sucks"?

Magic Thief

Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas


  1. In which book is the main character given a hand-knitted sweater?
  2. In which book is a thief a lot like a wizard?
  3. In which book is a boy interesting to Nevery because the boy did not die when he attempted to take a stone?
  4. In which book are messages written in the runic alphabet?
  5. In which book is Benet a bodyguard that bakes bisquits and knits sweaters?
  6. In which book does a cat barely escape a rumble with three rats?
  7. In which book do misery eels ropple like a black silken scarf?

The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst: the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott


  1. In which book is one of the opening scenes in a bookstore?
  2. In which book does a woman go by the name of Perry Fleming to protect her identity?
  3. In which book is the Codex missing The Final Summoning?
  4. In which book does the smell of sulfur mean that bad things are about to happen?
  5. In which book does Hekate of the Elder Race read auras?
  6. In which book is a woman held captive on Alcatraz?
  7. In which book has a man been " a physician and a cook, a bookseller, a soldier, a teacher of languages and chemistry, both an officer of the law and a thief".
  8. In which book is Josh jealous of his twin sister for being Awakened?

Elephant Run

Elephant Run by Roland Smith


  1. In which book is the setting on a teak plantation?
  2. In which book is a boy sent from London after the Luftwaffe dropped a breadbasket with 72 bombs?
  3. In which book is a pocketknife carved by the Sergeant Major given as a gift?
  4. In which book has the pagoda long been the meeting place of the workers?
  5. In which book does a servant stare at the wall for clues to a mysterious disappearance?
  6. In which book is a novice only allowed to eat food that is offered to him by others?
  7. In which book is a railroad built in leapfrog style?
  8. In which book is it dangerous for Hannibal to get agitated?

Notes from the Midnight Driver

Notes from the Midnight Driver by John Sonnenblick


  1. In which book did a boy steal a car?
  2. In which book was a lawn gnome decapitated?
  3. In which book is there a character named Alexander Gregory?
  4. In which book was the boy driving drunk?
  5. In which book does a boy suffer a concussion?
  6. In which book does a boy play the guitar?
  7. In which book is Laurie Flynn the main character's best friend?
  8. In which book is the boy's sentence to work with Solomon Lewis?
  9. In which book was yiddish spoken?
  10. In which book did the man have emphesima?
  11. In which book is there a group called the Cha-Kings?
  12. In which book is "gotcha" a big part of the book?

Runaway

Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen


  1. In which book is a girl sometimes confined to a laundry room?
  2. In which book does a girl make a home out of a box?
  3. In which book does a mother overdose on heroin?
  4. In which book does Mrs. Leone believe that writing is a way of working through issues?
  5. In which book does a young girl hop on trains and stowe away in a Greyhound luggage compartment to travel west?
  6. In which book is a student assigned to write a cinquain poem to describe an embarrassing moment?
  7. In which book does Venus steal something from the main character?
  8. In which book does a girl shoplift a swimming suit?
  9. In which book does a girl wish to be a sea gypsy in California?
  10. In which book do a mother and daughter eat Kentucky Fried Chicken and canned spiced peaches for Thanksgiving instead of turkey?
  11. In which book does a girl refuse to refer to herself as homeless?
  12. In which book does the main character imagine running along the beach with a dog that is wearing a bandana?