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Literacy Day Name The Book Contest - Quiz


After reading the book quote, choose the book that you believe it came from. Good Luck and Have Fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter.  That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly." 

    • A.

      The Swamp Down Yonder by T. La Malfa

    • B.

      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    • C.

      Sailing Down the Mississippi by Samuel Clemens

    • D.

      The Widow Douglas Takes in Huck by H. Douglas

    Correct Answer
    B. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain" because the passage mentions that the book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" was made by Mr. Mark Twain and he told the truth. Therefore, it can be inferred that another book by Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," would also be truthful and relevant to understanding the narrator.

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  • 2. 

    Somebody help me!”

    • A.

      When the Wind Blows by James Patterson

    • B.

      The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

    • C.

      Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

    • D.

      Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs

    Correct Answer
    A. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "When the Wind Blows by James Patterson" because the phrase "Somebody help me!" suggests that the person is in need of assistance or in a dangerous situation. "When the Wind Blows" is a thriller novel by James Patterson, known for his suspenseful and gripping storytelling. The other options listed are not directly related to someone needing help or being in danger.

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  • 3. 

    “From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bone is closer to four seconds than to five.”  

    • A.

      The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    • B.

      Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg

    • C.

      The Blindside by Michael Lewis

    • D.

      The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

    Correct Answer
    C. The Blindside by Michael Lewis
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a quote from the book "The Blindside" by Michael Lewis. The sentence suggests that something happens quickly, within a time frame closer to four seconds than to five. Since the sentence is specifically attributed to "The Blindside," it can be inferred that this quote is from that book.

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  • 4. 

    “I’d never given much thought to how I would die—though I’d had reason enough in the last few months—but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.”

    • A.

      The Huntress by L. J. Smith

    • B.

      The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer

    • C.

      Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

    • D.

      The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

    Correct Answer
    C. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
    Explanation
    The given excerpt is from the book "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer. This can be inferred from the mention of the quote and the author's name.

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  • 5. 

    Meet George Beard and Harold Hutchins.

    • A.

      How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

    • B.

      Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

    • C.

      The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

    • D.

      Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

    Correct Answer
    C. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey." This is because the question asks for an explanation of the given correct answer, and this book is the only one mentioned in the given text. The other books listed are "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett, and "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems, which are not mentioned in the text.

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  • 6. 

    Gram and Grim, bless their pointed little heads, they’re my mother’s people, her parents, and they figured whoa!  Better put this little critter with other little critters his own age, maybe it will improve his temper.

    • A.

      Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

    • B.

      Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

    • C.

      Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    • D.

      Dogsong by Gary Paulsen

    Correct Answer
    B. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
    Explanation
    The given passage mentions "Gram and Grim" putting a "little critter" with other little critters his own age in order to improve his temper. This suggests that the story being referred to is about a young character who needs to be placed with others of his own age to help with his behavior. Among the given options, the most fitting story is "Freak the Mighty" by Rodman Philbrick, as it revolves around the friendship between two young boys who support and understand each other.

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  • 7. 

    That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me.  She meant to bestow a gift.  When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration.  Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose.  “My gift is obedience.  ------will always be obedient.  Now stop crying, child.”

    • A.

      Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    • B.

      A Series of Unfortunate Events “The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket

    • C.

      Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

    • D.

      Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

    Correct Answer
    A. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    Explanation
    The given passage is an excerpt from the book "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine. This is evident from the mention of the fairy Lucinda and the gift of obedience bestowed upon the protagonist. The other book options mentioned in the question ("A Series of Unfortunate Events", "Stargirl", and "Tuck Everlasting") are irrelevant to the given passage and do not match the description provided.

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  • 8. 

    The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another...

    • A.

      Freak the Mighty by Ronan Philbrick

    • B.

      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    • C.

      Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells

    • D.

      Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Correct Answer
    D. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. This is a well-known children's book about a boy named Max who wears a wolf suit and goes on a mischievous adventure. The story revolves around Max's imagination as he encounters wild creatures called "Wild Things" and becomes their king. The phrase "made mischief of one kind and another" is a direct reference to the events that take place in this book.

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  • 9. 

    "My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog."

    • A.

      Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

    • B.

      Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    • C.

      Ribsy by Beverly Cleary

    • D.

      Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
    Explanation
    The given passage mentions the protagonist's name, India Opal Buloni, and her experience of going to the store and returning with a dog. The correct answer, "Because of Winn Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo, is a book that revolves around a young girl named Opal and her bond with a dog named Winn Dixie. Therefore, the passage aligns with the plot and characters of "Because of Winn Dixie", making it the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    "If you children are bad," she warned, "or if you answer a problem wrong, I'll wiggle my ears, stick out my tongue and turn you into apples!"

    • A.

      The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    • B.

      The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

    • C.

      Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

    • D.

      Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

    Correct Answer
    C. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" by Louis Sachar. This can be inferred from the quote provided in the question, where a character warns children that she will turn them into apples if they are bad or answer a problem wrong. This scenario aligns with the whimsical and imaginative storytelling found in "Sideways Stories from Wayside School", making it the most likely choice among the given options.

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  • 11. 

    "There was a flash of lightning, and in its glare I noticed that Mr. Monroe was carrying a little bundle-a bundle with tiny glistening eyes."

    • A.

      Bunnicula by James Howe

    • B.

      The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings

    • C.

      Holes by Louis Sachar

    • D.

      Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Bunnicula by James Howe
    Explanation
    In the given excerpt, the mention of "a bundle with tiny glistening eyes" suggests that there is something unusual or mysterious about Mr. Monroe's bundle. This fits with the theme of the book "Bunnicula" by James Howe, which is a story about a vampire rabbit. The description of the bundle with glistening eyes implies that it could be the titular character, Bunnicula, who has supernatural powers. Therefore, "Bunnicula" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, than you very much.

    • A.

      The Lightning Thief by Neil Gaiman

    • B.

      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    • C.

      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    • D.

      The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • 13. 

    "For me, summer is basically a three-month guilt trip."

    • A.

      James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    • B.

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

    • C.

      Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

    • D.

      Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

    Correct Answer
    B. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  • 14. 

    "The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House,' even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there."

    • A.

      The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    • B.

      The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

    • C.

      The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien

    • D.

      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

    Correct Answer
    D. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • 15. 

    "Where's Pa going with that ax?"

    • A.

      Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

    • B.

      Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

    • C.

      Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    • D.

      Call of the Wild by Jack London

    Correct Answer
    C. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Explanation
    The given question is a quote from the book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. In this story, the character Pa is likely going to use the ax for some purpose, which suggests that he may be going to chop wood or perform some other task that requires the use of an ax. Therefore, the correct answer is "Charlotte's Web by E.B. White."

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  • 16. 

    In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.

    • A.

      Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

    • B.

      A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

    • C.

      Eloise by Kay Thompson

    • D.

      A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

    Correct Answer
    A. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • 17. 

    There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.

    • A.

      A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    • B.

      The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    • C.

      The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

    • D.

      Holes by Louis Sachar

    Correct Answer
    D. Holes by Louis Sachar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Holes by Louis Sachar. This is because the statement "There is no lake at Camp Green Lake" directly relates to the book Holes, as it is set at a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake, which is actually a dried-up lake bed. The absence of a lake is a significant aspect of the story, as the boys at the camp are forced to dig holes in the dry lake bed as a form of punishment.

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  • 18. 

    “The two constants in my life, Mrs. Cora thought: baseball and the thump thump thump of another train, like my own personal rap music.”

    • A.

      Heat by Mike Lupica

    • B.

      Baseball in April by Gary Soto

    • C.

      One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

    • D.

      The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter

    Correct Answer
    A. Heat by Mike Lupica
    Explanation
    The given passage mentions two constants in Mrs. Cora's life: baseball and the sound of a train. This suggests that the book is likely to be about a character who has a strong connection or interest in both baseball and trains. Among the given options, "Heat" by Mike Lupica is the most likely choice as it is a sports-themed novel that revolves around a young baseball player named Michael Arroyo. The book explores Michael's passion for baseball and his struggle to overcome obstacles. Therefore, "Heat" by Mike Lupica aligns with the mention of baseball in the passage.

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  • 19. 

    “From her training, Tally knew that she could close her eyes and use the merest echoes to navigate the forest blind, like a bat following its own chirps.”  

    • A.

      Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

    • B.

      Wolf Rider by Avi

    • C.

      Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

    • D.

      Specials by Scott Westerfield

    Correct Answer
    D. Specials by Scott Westerfield
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Specials by Scott Westerfield". This is because the passage describes Tally's ability to navigate the forest blind by using echoes, which is a characteristic of the protagonist in the book "Specials" by Scott Westerfield. The other books mentioned in the options do not have a similar theme or plot related to this ability.

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  • 20. 

    But on a Saturday morning like this, underneath all the sun and blue sky, with the guys in the line already into their blocks and Nate feeling as if he had all day to throw the ball—feeling that weird calm he always felt in the pocket—he had all the answers.

    • A.

      The Man Who Ruined Football by Elston Brook

    • B.

      Ball Don’t Lie by Matt De La Pena

    • C.

      Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica

    • D.

      Raiders Night by Robert Lipsyte

    Correct Answer
    C. Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica
  • 21. 

    “More than anything Massie wanted to collapse on the freshly waxed floor, curl into the fetal position, and roll straight into the school shrink’s office.”  

    • A.

      Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

    • B.

      Time Capsule by Lurlene McDaniel

    • C.

      Bratfest at Tiffany’s by Lisi Harrison

    • D.

      Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bratfest at Tiffany’s by Lisi Harrison
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Bratfest at Tiffany's" by Lisi Harrison. This can be inferred from the sentence that Massie wants to collapse on the freshly waxed floor, curl into the fetal position, and roll straight into the school shrink's office. This suggests that Massie is experiencing emotional distress or a mental health issue, which is more likely to be a theme in a book like "Bratfest at Tiffany's" rather than in books like "Lock and Key," "Time Capsule," or "Feathers."

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  • 22. 

    “The Yeehats tell of a Ghost Dog that runs at the head of the wolf pack.”                                                             

    • A.

      Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    • B.

      Marley and Me by John Grogan

    • C.

      Call of the Wild by Jack London

    • D.

      Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

    Correct Answer
    C. Call of the Wild by Jack London
    Explanation
    The given passage mentions a "Ghost Dog" that leads a wolf pack. This detail is significant because it is a key element in the plot of "Call of the Wild" by Jack London. In this novel, the main character, a dog named Buck, is taken from his comfortable domestic life and forced to adapt to the harsh wilderness of the Yukon. Buck eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack, with a mysterious Ghost Dog running at the head. Therefore, the correct answer is "Call of the Wild" by Jack London.

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  • 23. 

    “He was awake, jerked suddenly into consciousness in the black stillness of the house.”

    • A.

      The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

    • B.

      Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

    • C.

      Artemis Fowl The Lost colony by Eoin Colfer

    • D.

      The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson

    Correct Answer
    B. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes a character who becomes suddenly aware and alert in a dark and quiet environment. This scene is a significant moment in Bridge to Terabithia, as it marks the beginning of the friendship between the two main characters, Jess and Leslie. The sentence captures the sense of awakening and the sudden shift in the character's consciousness, which is a pivotal moment in the story.

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  • 24. 

    “But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end.”

    • A.

      Indian School by Gloria Whelan

    • B.

      Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

    • C.

      Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

    • D.

      Memories of Anne Frank by Alison Leslie Gold

    Correct Answer
    A. Indian School by Gloria Whelan
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