- Whose nickname as a student was Padfoot?
- What colour was the highly sought after and prized Arkenstone?
- Erasers are wolf-like creatures that go after children in what book?
- Who was the sparkly fish that gave away his scales?
- What bird’s singing, according to Hans Christian Andersen, brought tears to the Chinese Emperor’s heart?
- Who is Geronimo Stilton’s sister, the one that loves traveling and having adventures around the world?
- Where in space did four children land and leave a ‘Hello Dad!’ message in Frank Cottrell’s Boyce’s book Cosmic?
- What day of the week did Thor give his name to?
- What country forced its citizens to sign a Treaty of Treason?
- Who was the television-obsessed boy that visited Mr Wonka’s factory?
Can you answer these question? The kids competing in the International Kid Lit Quiz can. These are the easy questions!
Never heard of the International Kid Lit Quiz? You are definitely missing out! Its like a traditional quiz bowl but it focuses on children’s literature and it’s world wide! It is open to students 10-13 years of age and this year’s national winners are invited to compete in the World Final in Auckland New Zealand. The new World Wide champions will be crowned in August.
While it’s too late to enter this year’s competition it’s just the right time to start a team in your school. What better way to get students enthused about reading? Start a school wide competition and maybe your students will be competing in the next International Kids Lit Quiz!
Meanwhile try some more of the practice questions:
- Annabeth is the daughter of which Greek goddess?
- Who would demand retaliation for any minor crime committed by a passing traveller such as picking a rose?
- The book Small Steps introduced the readers to which two characters from Holes: Zero, X-Ray, Armpit or Stanley?
- Which fictional primate was known as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’?
- Characters from which book literally jump out of the pages?
- Who ordered all of the spindles in his kingdom to be burnt?
- Who was the American boy that supposedly had the reputation of never telling a lie?
- What type of creature was a Psammead?
- What is special about this sentence: Never odd or even?
- What word in English is the most common spoken word?
- The Beast
- Armpit and X-Ray
- King Kong
- Sleeping Beauty’s father
- George Washington
- Sand fairy
- It’s a palindrome – reads the same both ways
Oh and the answers to the first ten questions – right here-
- Sirius Black
- Maximum Ride (accept The Angel Experiment)
- Rainbow Fish
- The Nightingale
- The MoonThursday
- Mike Teevee