Great for teams wanting to practice what the real battles are like!
Here are twelve Oregon Battle of the Books battles. Each battle has eight In Which Book questions and eight Content questions, just like the ones from State OBOB. There is one question for each of this year’s sixteen books in each battle (grades 3-5). The questions range from easy to medium-hard. Each battle can be used over and over again by different teams.
HOW TO BATTLE:
- You need a moderator (the person who asks the questions and determines if answers are correct) and a timer/score keeper.
- Two teams. Each team sits huddled together. Each team will decide which child is their “spokes person,” the person who answers the questions for the team.
- Decide which team will answer the odd numbered questions (1, 3, 5, etc.), and which team will answer the even numbered questions (2, 4, 6, etc.) by a coin toss.
- The moderator asks the odd team the first question.
- When the question has been asked, the timekeeper begins timing 15 seconds. During this time the team may whisper among themselves to come up with the right answer.
- At the end of 15 seconds the timer says “time.” Then the spokes person says the answer. It is very important to know that once time has been called, or when the spokes person begins to speak (if they know the answer in advance of time being called) all talk among the team must end.
- If the answer is wrong, or they do not give an answer, the other team has a chance to “steal” the points. In this case the question is asked again, and the timer times 15 seconds again, etc.
- Each question is worth 5 points. If it is a 2 part question, the first correct answer is worth 3 points and the second correct part is worth 2 points. A team can steal the second part of a question answered incorrectly or not answered by the other team. All In Which Book questions 2 part questions, with the answers being the title and the author of a book. Some Ccontent questions are also 2 part questions.