Silent To The Bone By E.l. Konigsburg

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E. L. Konigsburg’s “Silent to the Bone” is a novel geared towards young adults which centres on the story of Connor Kane and his half-sister in a mystery fiction adventure. What do you know about the story?


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  • 1. 
    When does Branwell's silence start?
    • A. 

      November 25

    • B. 

      January 17

    • C. 

      April 10

    • D. 

      August 15

  • 2. 
    How much older than Branwell is Connor?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      3 days

    • C. 

      They are exactly the same age.

    • D. 

      3 weeks

  • 3. 
    What is written on the first card that Branwell selects?
    • A. 

      Vivian

    • B. 

      SIAS

    • C. 

      Margaret

    • D. 

      Daycare

  • 4. 
    What does Vivian say Branwell was trying to do when he dropped Nikki?
    • A. 

      Changing her nappy

    • B. 

      Giving her a bottle

    • C. 

      Lifting her from the highchair

    • D. 

      Playing with her

  • 5. 
    Who placed the 911 call when Nikki was injured?
    • A. 

      Vivian

    • B. 

      Branwell

    • C. 

      Connor

    • D. 

      Nikki's mom

  • 6. 
    To whom does Branwell think the extra voice belonged to on the 911 tape?
    • A. 

      The pizza delivery man

    • B. 

      Connor's father

    • C. 

      Dr. Zamborska

    • D. 

      Tina Nguyen

  • 7. 
    What is the second word that Branwell spells out?
    • A. 

      Yolanda

    • B. 

      Zamborska

    • C. 

      Vivian

    • D. 

      Morris

  • 8. 
    Why did Vivian say she left the door open when she was taking a bath?
    • A. 

      She wanted to hear if Nikki cried.

    • B. 

      She didn't mind if Branwell saw her.

    • C. 

      She forgot to close it.

    • D. 

      She was listening to the radio.

  • 9. 
    What is the first word Branwell says when his silence ends?
    • A. 

      Yesterday

    • B. 

      When

    • C. 

      Connor

    • D. 

      Yes

  • 10. 
    What made Branwell feel differently after Columbus Day?
    • A. 

      He an.d Connor had a fight

    • B. 

      His failing grades at school

    • C. 

      His feelings about Vivian

    • D. 

      The arrival of Nikki

  • 11. 
    Who really hurt Nikki?
    • A. 

      Margaret

    • B. 

      Vivian

    • C. 

      Branwell

    • D. 

      Connor

  • 12. 
    Vivian was Nikki's___________________.
    • A. 

      Sister

    • B. 

      Nurse

    • C. 

      Au pair

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    As soon as Branwell placed the 911 call, what happened to him?
    • A. 

      He started crying.

    • B. 

      He passed out.

    • C. 

      He began shaking and yelling.

    • D. 

      He was struck dumb and could not speak.

  • 14. 
    How does Connor help solve the mystery surrounding Nikki's injury?
    • A. 

      He uses flashcards to communicate with Branwell in order to unravel the mystery.

    • B. 

      He talks to Vivian about what happened the day Nikki was hurt.

    • C. 

      He talks to the police.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 15. 
    Branwell's silence is described as a(n) _________________.
    • A. 

      Injury

    • B. 

      Problem

    • C. 

      Weapon

    • D. 

      Game

  • 16. 
    How does Margaret help Branwell?
    • A. 

      She is his nurse at the juvenile behavioral center.

    • B. 

      She helps her brother, Connor, try to figure out what is causing Branwell to remain silent.

    • C. 

      She is his lawyer.

    • D. 

      She takes him food and money.

  • 17. 
    Where does Connor get the idea for using the cards and eye signals to communicate with Branwell?
    • A. 

      From Dr. Zamborska

    • B. 

      From Margaret

    • C. 

      From a conversation he and Branwell had about a man who wrote an entire book using eye signals and the alphabet.

    • D. 

      From a tv show he watched with his sister.

  • 18. 
    Why is Vivian afraid to tell the truth about what really happened to Nikki?
    • A. 

      She is afraid that she will get sent back to England.

    • B. 

      She thinks it's funny to place the blame on Branwell.

    • C. 

      Her boyfriend makes her lie.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Nikki dies in the hospital.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Branwell calls his dad'd parents the Ancestors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Branwell was the one who named Nikki.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Morris delivers pizza for a living and is Vivian's boyfriend.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Mr. Zamborska takes Branwell to the juvenile behavioral center after Nikki is injured.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Branwell's real mom is dead. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Branwell and Connor both have a crush on Vivian. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Dr. Zamborska is a professor at a local college. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Connor and Branwell are __________________ years old. 
  • 28. 
    The ____________________________ are Branwell's mom's parents.
  • 29. 
    After she is injured, Nikki is taken to the hospital where she lies in a ______________ and on a ventilator. 
  • 30. 
    When Morris meets with Connor, he tells him that he doesn't think _________________ hurt Nikki.
  • 31. 
    Nikki is really harmed when Vivian ______________ her roughly.
  • 32. 
    After Branwell is released from the juvenile behavioral center, he stays with ________________ until Nikki is able to come home. 
  • 33. 
    Mr. Zamborska and Tina bring Nikki home on _______________________________.