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Historical Fiction Book Trivia

Quiz by Jennifer Hurley

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  • Q1
    The graphic novel, "Resistance," by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis, tells the story of a young man named Paul, a young man whose dad is being held as a prisoner of war by the German army. Paul also has to worry about his best friend Henri, who is Jewish. The setting is France, 1942. What war is raging during this time?
    World War I
    The Franco-Prussian War
    The Vietnam War
    World War II
  • Q2
    The summary for "The King's Shadow," by Elizabeth Adler, includes words like "serf," "squire," and "king." Flipping through the pages, you can also see a reference to the year 1065. Based on those clues, what is the historical time period used as the setting?
    The Renaissance
    The Classical Period
    The Middle Ages
    Colonial Times
  • Q3
    In this adventure novel by Isabel Allende, she narrates the tale of Diego de la Vega, who is sent to Spain. Diego joins a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. Who is this fictional character known by a secret identify and who also wears a black mask?
    Johnny Appleseed
    Robin Hood
  • Q4
    Laurie Halse Anderson wrote "The Seeds of America Trilogy," which includes details about battling the British at Saratoga and fighting the elements at Valley Forge. Which war marks this historical time period?
    The War of 1812
    The War of Dependence
    The Revolutionary War
    The Civil War
  • Q5
    The Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres is a book about sixth-grader Mike Costa, who notices a connection between several strange occurrences. The setting of the book is Pittsburgh, in 1933. This novel takes place during _____.
    The Cold War
    The Jazz Age
    The Space Race
    The Great Depression
  • Q6
    In The Boy Who Dared, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, the author bases the novel on the true story of a German schoolboy at first impressed by the fashion and power of Nazi soldiers. This schoolboy's initial patriotism leads him to join what group?
    The Bielski Brothers
    The Hitler Youth
    The Warsaw Ghetto
    The Gestapo
  • Q7
    In Ann Burg's verse novel, Unbound, the author tells the story of "a little-known chapter of American history -- about a hidden community in the Great Dismal Swamp, a real place that sheltered people fleeing from slavery -- and creates a powerful testament to the right of every human to be free." When did slavery end in America?
  • Q8
    In Gennifer Choldenko's "Al Capone Does My Shirts," 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move to what infamous place that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and, of course, Al Capone?
    Rikers Island
    Alcatraz Island
    Sing, Sing
    Folsom, California
  • Q9
    Sharon M. Draper's "Stella by Starlight" features a burning cross on the front cover. Stella lives in the segregated south, and this image is meant to imply the presence of:
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    the Ku Klux Klan
  • Q10
    Louis L'Amour writes about the vivid lives of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. He is considered a storyteller who writes about the _____.

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