2017 DT Battle of the Books, Gr 6/7
Student Name
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In what book does a character state that "My father's people came from France to claim this land. Then the English came and took it from the French... But they are, after all, just another group of Europeans come to take land that once belonged only to the Natives"?
1 point
In what book is a character surprised when a stranger offers him a cup of coffee with "two creams and three sugars"?
1 point
In what book does a character think, “[a]nger rose up in me like spring sap. I marched toward the road, meaning to cross over.”?
1 point
In what book are the characters encouraged by a welcome sign written many years in the past?
1 point
In what book does a character say, "I know this is not what you want, but what choice do I have."?
1 point
In what book does a character say: “Can you imagine it? Me hunched over a little desk, quill in hand, putting down all those fancy scratches on paper?”
1 point
In what book did a character say, "She'd be a real credit to us all and it'd be a shame if she didn't get to go up to the moon"?
1 point
In what book does a character say, "He only sees the work that needs to be done, and I am still legally bound. If I don't go, he'll force me by law"?
1 point
In what book does a character plaintively say "I'm sorry,"..."I know you're mad. I made a mistake. I just - I thought you were trying to get away from me"?
1 point
In what book does a character dream she was in a schoolyard where girls in blue dresses and blue pants with brightly coloured sweaters hooked arms and laughed, shutting her out from their group"?
1 point
In what book do you read this description, “The men wore baggy, striped pantaloons and embroidered waistcoats, with bandanas around their dark hair. Gold dangled from their ears and shone in their teeth”?
1 point
In what book does a character drop a trail of washers, bolts and pieces of wire to keep from getting lost?
1 point
In what book does a character state that it's "like catching a glimpse of unknown track: and immediately... wants to travel to it... to know what's at the end"?
1 point
In what book does a character reply, “Woodcutter. Does a bit of carpentry. Doors, wagons, and the like”?
1 point
In what book did a character have this fantasy, "dancing under the trees and giggling until their stomachs hurt"?
1 point
In what book is a father charged with child abuse?
1 point
In what book does a character touch all the treasures on his/her shelf “....river rocks, acorns, birds' nests and feathers, amber glass, a tarnished belt buckle, a box of old watch faces: all kinds of stuff...”?
1 point
In what book do you read: Hanging from his shoulders was a jumble of fishing rods, bear traps, sketchbooks, telescopes, and a few things the purpose of which (she) couldn't begin to fathom?
1 point
In what book does a character say, "You are such a kind boy……despite everything."?
1 point
In what book is a character described as having "no legendary qualities at all"?
1 point
In what book does a character say to some birds, "Are you okay?"
1 point
In what book does a character say, "It's not your fault he slit his throat. He had his troubles. Even if you had know about them, they weren't anything you could have fixed"?
1 point
In what book is something described as, " a powerful stew of human perspiration"?
1 point
In what book does a character recall a football drill which required him to carry a "teammate across the field"?
1 point
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