Sample Readers Cup – Questions from year 6-7 State finals. Each answer is worth 2 points.Blabbermouth - Morris Gleitzman
The Nargun and the Stars - Patricia Wrightson
- Mrs Cosgrove commented to some people, that Rowena had two afflictions. What were they?
- After Ro’s eventful first day at school her dad came to give her a bedtime hug. Ro notes: I switched on the lamp so he could hear me. [p. 12] What did she mean by this?
- How did Amanda surprise Ro when she met her at the school gate the morning after sports day?
- The Nargun did not belong in Wongabilla country. Where did it originally come from?
- What incident proviekd the Potkoorok to reveal itself for the first time to Simon?
- "The yellow machine will follow where the water runs after the storm. The yellow machine is too much trouble." [p.41] What event was the Potkoorok predicting on these words?
Running with the horses - Alison Lester
- What was Nina's mother, what did she do?
- Why did the academy close?
- List 4 of Nina's favourite things she had to leave behind.
A Single Shard - Linda Sue Park
- What kind of man was the farmer who lost some of his rice?
- Why did Tree ear not tell Min about Kang's new way of working with clay?
- What tradition made Min say he would not teach Tree Ear how to make pottery?
1. Her father and being a mute
2. They communicated by sign language so they needed the light to see.
3. She was able to use sign language when she communicated with Ro (but not very well!).
The Nargun and the Stars
1. A deep shaded gorge in Victoria
2. Simon had placed the frog killed by the grader on a tussock of bull grass beside the swamp.
3. The grader would end up in the swamp after the storm brought on by the frog's killing.
Running wiht the Horses
1. Star of the show. Danced on the horses' backs 'like a sequined butterfly'
2. World War 2 was raging across the world and coming closer.
3. Chess/checkers board, horse books, jewellery box, doll, beads/necklace, 2 teddies/stuffed toys.
A Single Shard
1. One who lacks patience
2. He would not steal and idea. (It would have been like stealing.)
3. Only pottes' sons could become potters.