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2nd: Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School (New Zealand)
3rd: St John's College (South Africa)

Wednesday 30th October, 11am

Glasgow High School, 637 Crow Rd, Glasgow G13 1PL

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Practice Questions

2014 Questions and Answers

  1. Annabeth is the daughter of which Greek goddess? Athena
  2. Who would demand retaliation for any minor crime committed by a passing traveller such as picking a rose? The Beast
  3. The book Small Steps introduced the readers to which two characters from Holes: Zero, X-Ray, Armpit or Stanley? Armpit and X-Ray
  4. Which fictional primate was known as â~The Eighth Wonder of the Worldâ™? King Kong
  5. Characters from which book literally jump out of the pages? Inkheart
  6. Who ordered all of the spindles in his kingdom to be burnt? Sleeping Beautyâ™s father
  7. Who was the American boy that supposedly had the reputation of never telling a lie? George Washington
  8. What type of creature was a Psammead? Sand fairy
  9. What is special about this sentence: Never odd or even? Itâ™s a palindrome - reads the same both ways
  10. What word in English is the most common spoken word? The
  11. What is a cliché? A well-worn expression or phrase e.g. â~the time of my lifeâ™ is a cliché
  12. How many players in a Quidditch team? Seven
  13. Oliver Jeffers has written a picture book about the Hueys. They were all the same and there were lots of them and they all thought alike until one day when Rupert knitted a what coloured jumper? Orange
  14. Who is the Norse god of thunder? Thor
  15. What creature knew that he had stolen a hat in the 2013 Caldecott Medal and also the 2014 Kate Greenaway Medal winning book This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen? Fish
  16. Why were the blackouts in The City of Ember getting worse? Because the generators were old and worn
  17. What followed Mary to school one day? A lamb
  18. How was the bully, Steve Kosgrov, in I Funny by James Patterson related to Jamie Grimm? Step-brother
  19. Who was late for an important date? The White Rabbit
  20. Which teenager in Alpha Force was diabetic: Amber, Alex, Hex, Li or Paulo?Amber

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