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The Chevron Readers’ Cup Sample Questions

Chevron Readers' Cup Competition
The Chevron Readers’ Cup reading competition is divided into two age groups, primary (up to age 11) and secondary (12-16), with teams of four students participating in two rounds: an elimination round and a final round. In reach round they will have to answer a series of questions about the books they read.

You can find examples of sample questions below:

Primary Group Round One Sample Questions

Chevron Readers' Cup Primary Group Round One Sample Questions Novel
The following questions are based on the novel Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella by Cerrie Burnell and are worth a total of 18 points.

1. On which floor of the Tall Apartment Block does Harper live? (1 point)

2. When Great Aunt Sassy travels to Holland, who will Harper stay with? (2 points)

3. What is Sassy Miller’s job at the Dutch Opera House? (1 point)

4. At the beginning of the story, what colour umbrella does Harper have? (1 point)

5. What is the name for a light rain that barely touches you? (1 point)

6. Where does the key to open the birdcage hang? (1 point)

7. What colour are Midnight’s paws? (1 point)

8. How does Nate say he knew Harper was there? (1 point)

9. Which of Harper’s musical instruments does Liesel carry? (1 point)

10. When Harper goes down the spiral staircase and through the forbidden door, which tiny instrument catches her eye? (1 point)

11. What does Nate use to open the lock on the bronze door? (1 point)

12. In the Cat Orchestra, what instrument is Midnight first playing? (1 point)

13. What does Liesel take from the Wild Conductor’s sleeve? (2 points)

14. What is Edentwine woven from? (1 point)

15. Who wound the sheets into a rope of lavender silk? (1 point)

16. Who peered out from a deep-green umbrella? (1 point)

Secondary Group Round One Sample Questions

Chevron Readers' Cup Secondary Group Round One Sample Questions Novel
The following questions are based on the novel The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth by Cerrie Burnell and are worth a total of 20 points.

1. What is Minnow’s true name? (1 point)

2. What does Ely say that Mercy must do if she wants to save the ship? (2 points)

3. What is the shape of Jah-Jah’s pendant? (1 point)

4. Which airport does Jah-Jah want to take Mercy to? (1 point)

5. The map is split into three parts. What are they? (3 points)

6. To which city in Iceland does Minnow need to sail? (1 point)

7. In the story which Raife reads aloud, what does the younger boy make with strands of hair? (1 point)

8. What three things do you need to become a gatekeeper? (3 point)

9. What does Minnow find in Mercy’s locket? (1 point)

10. What is a “sea-soul”? (1 point)

11. Who is the bringer of storms which send men to their death? (1 point)

12. What is the name of the powerful creature who guards the dark sea? (1 point)

13. What are the names of the bird-boys? (2 points)

14. What is the Barjan flag marked with? (1 point)

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