As you write questions remember … The competition should be fun The room volunteers have not read the books All possible versions of an answer should be given
Always start questions In the book <book title>, …For example:In the book Elsewhere, what are Observation Decks?
Indicating answers …. p. #, answerFor example:p.64, places where you can see all the way to Earth
Things to think about … Is the question based on facts? Is the question clearly stated? Does the answer have too many parts (beyond 3 parts is too many, you could ask for 3 out of 7 from a list)? Can the question be answered differently depending on the point in the story? Do not use Yes/No and Either/Or type of questions
Things to think about … Is a full name required or will just the first or last name suffice? (Liz Hall or just Liz) Moderators and other volunteers have not necessarily read the book so list all acceptable answers (i.e. Mein Kampf or My Life or My Struggle)
Things to think about … There may be a very interesting fact in the story … But it may be too hard to word a question clearly … So just go on to something else! There are lots of possible questions!
Questions from the whole book! The 10 questions for each book need to cover the entire book, beginning to end Total Pages ÷10 = section Then make 1 question from each section of the book
Example: Tending to Grace has 176 pages 176 ÷ 10 = 17.6 (or 18 pages) Divide your book into sections & then write your questions. Sections: 1-18 19-36, 37-54, 55-72, 73-90 91-108, 109-126, 127-144, 145-162, 163-176
Now it’s your turn - It is highly recommended that you read the entire book before writing questions This will alert you to possible questions that could be answered differently at different points in the story So go ahead and read your book … ENJOY! Then go back and write questions.