2012 China Final

2012 China Final

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1. 2012 China Final

2. Math/Numbers

3. Math/Numbers Question 1 In one modern telling of this tale, the story teller, Al (Alexander T. Wolf), presents his perspective of the events that lead to his demise. What is the name of the original story?

4. Math/Numbers Question 2 Phileas Fogg is a rich gentleman who lives his life with mathematical precision before setting out on a lengthy journey in order to win a bet. In which classic novel is Fogg the protagonist?

5. Math/Numbers Question 3 Wanda has a closet full of beautiful clothes, but she wears the same faded blue dress every day. What is the title of this book?

6. Math/Numbers Question 4 Sinbad the Sailor is the main character in a series of traditional stories from the Middle East. He sails on a number of journeys and becomes very wealthy. How many journeys did he embark on?

7. Math/Numbers Question 5 In a classic story by Jules Verne, a young man ends up on a submarine with a mysterious captain and has many adventures, including an encounter with a giant squid! Name the title of the book.

8. Math/Numbers Question 6 In this picture book by Jon Scieszka, when the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse. Name the title of the book.

9. Math/Numbers Question 7 Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. Name this book by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

10. Math/Numbers Question 8 What is the title of the Panda book in which a nephew reads out the numbers of the cards so his blind uncle can play Bridge?

11. Math/Numbers Question 9 In the book, Can You Count to a Googol?, author Robert E. Wells takes his reader through larger and larger numbers, simply by adding zeros to the end. How many zeros are in a googol?

12. Numbers Question 10 In a series of easy books by Cindy Neuschwander, the setting is the Medieval times, and the characters are knights, royalty, etc. However, the subject is always math and centers around one particular knight. Name that character.

13. Audience Question 1 Lemony Snickett wrote a series of books entitled, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” How many books are there in this series?

14. Audience Question 2 The books in this mystery series are written by different authors. Authors include Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Linda Sue Park, and others. What is the title of the series?

15. Children in Conflict

16. Children in Conflict Question 1 In James and the Giant Peach what did Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker do with the giant peach?

17. Children in Conflict Question 2 Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. A story of hope, ball control and an incredible journey. What is the title of the book?

18. Children in Conflict Question 3 In Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt, a mother deserts her children at a shopping mall parking lot. The children first make their way to whose house?

19. Children in Conflict Question 4 In The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, what does Parvana do to earn money for her family?

20. Children in Conflict Question 5 Naomi Nakane, a child of Japanese immigrant parents, is interned by the Canadians at the beginning of World War II when she is five years old. Name the book.

21. Children in Conflict Question 6 Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. What is the title of the book?

22. Children in Conflict Question 7 Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. Daphne--a girl from the other side of the globe--is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. What is the name of the book?

23. Children in Conflict Question 8 It is back in the early eighteen hundreds.  Susanna is living a happy life on a farm in what will become  St. Catherine's, Ontario.  Her peaceful country life is charged with the threat of a war between England and the United States.  The night before the Battle of Queenston Heights, she meets the great General Brock and buckles on his sword to bring him luck.  Name the title of the book?

24. Children in Conflict Question 9 Rosemary Wells tells the story of a girl during the American Civil War who realizes that she must actively become involved in the war. She does so in one of the war's most horrific and terrifying battles: The Battle of Sharpsburg. Name the book.

25. Children in Conflict Question 10 In this novel set during the American Revolution, Tim Meeker must choose whether to fight on the side of the Britishto whom his father is loyal or to join the rebel army with his brother whom he idolizes. If he joins the rebel army, he would then be fighting against his father. Name this gripping novel.

26. Audience Question 3 Max is dealing with conflict from two sides: his mother to whom he has talked back and his anger which separates him from those who love him and whom he loves. After spending time in a fantastic world in which he rules, he is drawn back to reality by his desire to be with those he loves and by the smell of dinner.  Name the title of the book.

27. Audience Question 4 In the end of James and the Giant Peach, what happened to the peach?

28. Survival Stories

29. Survival Stories Question 1 The classic story where a young boy relates his adventures during the year he lives on his own in the the Catskill Mountains is a book called ___________________________

30. Survival Stories Question 2 After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only a _____________ and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

31. Survival Stories Question 3 After a shipwreck, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion. The name of the island and the name of the book is the same. What is the name?

32. Survival Stories Question 4 Robinson’s companion on the island he was stranded on has the name of __________________.

33. Survival Stories Question 5 In what book are a group of boys, including Piggy and Jack, stranded on an island in the Indian Ocean?

34. Survival Stories Question 6 Which family refuses to leave the island they are shipwrecked on when a boat comes by their island to rescue them?

35. Survival Stories Question 7 Who is the author of the novel titled Milkweed, a book about an orphaned Jewish boy who struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Warsaw?

36. Survival Stories Question 8 An island off the coast of California, where a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not just surviving, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitude is famous for its blue ____________________.

37. Survival Stories Question 9 What is the name of the black slave that runs away with Tom Sawyer in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

38. Survival Stories Question 10 In The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Spear, how did Matt’s father tell him to talk to Indians?

39. Audience Question 5 What children’s story requires 2 children to survive and escape the evils of a wicked witch who has locked them up in her delicious house deep in the woods?

40. Audience Question 6 What author wrote the books titled The River, Hatchet, and Night John?

41. Futuristic Dystopian Stories

42. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 1 In the Hunger Games series Katniss struggles between her devotion and love for two young men. What are their names?

43. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 2 In what series do we find an organization called WICKED?

44. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 3 In this book, Anna has been taught that her existence is a crime against nature. But then Peter shows up at her school and brings news from her parents. What is the title of this book by GemmaMalley?

45. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 4 The four books in this series tell the story of a city that is always dark. There is no sun, no moon, and no light unless the electricity is on. But one day the electricity starts to fail. What is the title of this series?

46. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 5 Luke has never been to school. He has never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. He is a third child, forbidden by the Population police. What are these children called?

47. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 6 This author wrote a bestselling dystopian series and is also the co-author of the series Animorphs. What is his name?

48. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 7 In this dystopian story, an enslaved boy called Nailer pulls valuable copper wire out of the now-obsolete oil tankers that litter the coast. He dreams of a lucky strike that could free him and his friends. One day they find a wrecked ship and its owner, a beautiful rich girl. What is the title of this book by Paolo Bacigalupi?

49. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 8 What is Montag’s job in Fahrenheit 451?

50. Futuristic Dystopian Stories Question 9 In 2003, Nancy Farmer won a Newbery Honor Award with this book. It is about a boy who was not born, but harvested. He was actually grown inside a cow and most people consider him a beast and not a human being. What is the title of this book?