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Battle of the Book Questions - Fearless
|Who is the author of Fearless?
|What color were Digory’s eyes?
|What did he dream of?
|When did the nightmares begin?
|When his father left Mousehole to take a job on a tall ship.
|Who were sent to live with the aunt?
|Digory and his 9 year old brother, Cubby
|What happened to his mother?
|She died. Fell to her death into the sea.
|Who was his father?
|Who scared Digory with the story of how their grandfather had drowned when his ship wrecked on Eddystone Reef?
|What was the ship’s figurehead?
|A beautiful golden angel
|When the mackerel swam into the bay who were called to the three-oared jolly boats?
|Where did his father rent his rooms?
|Why were the loft’s only windows boarded over?
|So the Aunt wouldn’t have to pay window tax.
|What did Digory like to do?
|Draw pictures and dream up fantastic adventures
|What was Cubby’s pet?
|A sand crab
|Who slept in a straw mattress under Digory’s bed?
|Cubby and cousins, Colan and Gordy
|Who brought up the clothes?
|Who was Zimmie’s identical twin?
|What did they attach to Zimmie’s braids?
|the crab named Barnacle
|What did they sleep in when their clothes were cleaned and dried by the fire?
|What happened to the cousin’s father?
|he drowned two summers ago when his boat wrecked on the rocks at Lamorna Cove
|What was Digory’s father’s boat?
|The Flying Cloud
|What did Uncle Nicholas promise to buy Gordy and Colan?
|What did he promise Cubby?
|A whistle from the other side of the world
|What was the giant’s name in Father’s story?
|Who was simpleminded from birth?
|12 year old Pedar
|Where did Nicholas’s ship go down?
|Who brought the news?
|Who must go to Plymouth?
|To see the list of survivors
|What did he take with him?
|A slingshot, onion, crust of barley bread, salted pilchard, and leather flask with ale.
|What did Aunt Alice give him for luck?
|A bleached bat bone
|Who is the patrol saint of travelers?
|What lastly did Aunt Alice give him?
|A old horn-handled knife
|What did Cubby give to Digory?
|What are the thin membranes covering babies heads at birth?
|Why do people buy dried cauls?
|As charms to bring good luck, especially against drowning.
|Who were Digory’s company as he walked along the road?
|Who did Digory see as he stopped to rest?
|Fishbone, the village stray.
|Why wouldn’t Fishbone go on/What did Digory see at the bend in the road?
|A rotten corpse swinging from a crossbar with crows pecking out its eyes
|What was the startling thing about the stranger?
|The tick tick tick that came from under his coat.
|Who was the stranger?
|Mr. Jonathan Death
|What was strapped to his back?
|A large wooden box
|What does he do?
|What did Digory trade for the timepiece?
|the horn handled knife.
|What did he get?
|A small brass watch gear
|Who jumped out at Digory and Jonathan?
|Two men from the Pressgangs, Cribs and Will
|What ship were they from?
|The Half Moon
|What did they want to buy with Digory’s knife?
|a jug of Mahogony
|What will they get for bringing Digory and Jonathan in?
|What did Jonathan offer for their freedom?
|What were their captor’s going to do with them?
|Kill them and steal the timepieces
|Who saved them?
|Digory ran and yelled for help. Fishbone came with 3 farmers to help.
|Who is the author of FEARLESS?
|What did c’est tout ou rien mean in Master Henry’s farewell letter to Digory?
|French for “Its all or nothing”
|What did Master Henry say was the most thrilling day of his life?
|when he watched the first ship guided by the lighthouse away from the reef
|Where did ships come from that were guided away from the reef by the lighthouse?
|all over England
|What was Mizzen’s favorite expression?
|Who was the fish seller who owned a cottage in Plymouth town?
|Who did they refer to as the Jester being swept out to sea in the book?
|Who worked for the Master in his workshop?
|Before seamen go out to see what does it mean if you see a raven?
|What was the name of the fish market?
|Mulgreeve’s Wick & Flame
|What was the name of the ship that the Master told Digory he owned with an angel as a figurehead?
|Where was the shipwreck of the “Flying Cloud”?
|Who was the boatman that stepped forward to take the candles out to the lighthouse?
|When Digory sat in the boat with Cobb Tomlin both rigid with fear what did he hear?
|the sound of a seaman’s shanty
|Why did seaman sing a seaman’s shanty?
|to sing through their fear
|What was the shocking sight when Digory and Cobb Tomlin reached the lighthouse?
|The large crack at the base and up the side
|Who were the two bearded keepers at the lighthouse?
|Conners and Matthews
|What did the Master offer the men if they stayed to help him repair the lighthouse?
|triple their wages
|What amount did the workman agree to in exchange to stay and help the Master repair the lighthouse?
|A years wage
|What was Digory stunned by at the lighthouse?
|the magnificent glass lamp hanging from the center of the ceiling.
|What did Digory look like?
|tall, thin, black hair and ocean green eyes
|What did Cubby look like?
|small, wool coat, carrot colored ponytail, shaggy dog and a blue parrot
|Who was Mizzen and what did it look like?
|a blue parrot
|How many candles burned bright atop the lighthouse on the Eddystone?
|What were the words that Master Henry had given Digory that he would never forget?
|Your future is as radiant as you see it
|What was the name of the Inn where Digory and Cubby stayed?
|White Owl Inn
|Who was supposed to deliver the candles Digory order and take them out to the lighthouse to the Master Henry?
|For the Master to stay in the storm to keep the lighthouse lit he must have been?
|What was the contents of the case that Digory brought back to Master Henry’s wife?
|One document written to his wife Elizabeth and another document/letter to Digory.
|What did Master Henry include with the letter to Digory?
|silver coins and a compass
|What on the compass would lead Digory back to Mousehole?
|W will direct you west.
|What had Master Henry taught Digory that made father so proud?
|how to read
|What did Digory’s father look like?
|handsome with a slight limp
|How did Digory take part in saving his father’s life?
|the candles that he delivered guided his father’s crew away from the reef.
|When did Digory’s father arrive in Plymouth Town?
|In the midst of the horrific storm
|What room in Master Henry’s house did Digory most want to enter?
|What was on the center of the roof of Master Henry’s house?
|an enormous lantern and a golden weather vane with cutout shapes of the moon, sun and stars.
|What did Master Henry refer to his house as?
|The Magic House
|Digory had enough silver for he, Cubby and father to live where?
|In a fine cottage by the harbor.
|What did Digory want most for the new cottage to have?
|a window to let in the light
|What was the hemp necklace that the Constable spoke of to Digory and Cubby?
|What did Master Henry’s house look like?
|white, trimmed in blue and gold. It had many windows of different shapes made of leaded glass
|Who did Master Henry refer to himself as?
|What county was Master Henry’s house located in?
|county of Essex
|What road was Master Henry’s house on?
|What talent did Master Henry notice about Digory?
|that he could draw well
|Who was the dark-bearded giant man at the Inn?
|Who was the plump inkeeper’s wife?
|Who did Master Henry refer to as the best seaman?
|How many candles did the Master instruct Digory to order from the Wick and Flame?
|What town was Cubby and Digory arrested in because they thought they stole the bird?
|What was Master Henry’s housekeepers name?
|Where did Mrs. Huffy tell Digory and Cubby that they would sleep?
|in the corner of the cold stone floor on top of straw
|Who was the maid in Master Henry’s house?
|Mercy – she was Digory’s age with dark curls.
|What did Cubby use to draw on the white plaster wall of the well house?
|a piece of charcoal from Mercy’s ash bucket
|What color bottle did Mrs. Huffy keep her special tonic in?
|Where did Mizzen most often ride?
|On Fishbone’s head
|What did the inside of the lighthouse at Eddystone smell like?
|seaweed and brine