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The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets
"The Clue Hunt may be over, but the story will continue with book 11: "Vespers Rising". Until then, some more information about each Cahill family branch has come to light."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Madrigals are descended from Gideon and Olivia Cahill's youngest child Madeleine. Which of these formidable women was NOT a Madrigal?
Every Cahill branch now knows the location of one of the Madrigal strongholds: the Cahill ancestral home in the Irish Sea. Where is the other Madrigal stronghold, an island known for its large stone-head statues?
In an update on Madrigal member activities, information is revealed about Dan and Amy's activities at school after the end of the Clue Hunt. For what was Dan NOT sent to the office on his first day back at school?
Assaulting his English teacher, Miss Bradford.
Talking back to his history teacher, Mrs. Travis.
Threatening his homeroom teacher, Mr. Garcia.
Endangering students in music with Mr. Haverford.
The eldest child of Gideon and Olivia was Luke Cahill, the originator of the Lucian branch. After being falsely accused by his siblings of killing their father, Luke became obsessed with revenge. His ruthless tactics and lust for power became the norm for the Lucian branch. Which of these historical figures was NOT a Lucian?
Catherine the Great
Lucians have been using poison for centuries, and they favor the use of a number of different poison-delivery mechanisms, suitable for various occasions. Of the many options disclosed in "The Black Book of Buried Secrets," which of these is actually on the list?
Poison cell phones
Poison Teddy bears
A transcript of court proceedings updates the fate of Isabel Kabra after the events at the Madrigal stronghold in the Irish Sea. Having been put on trial for first-degree murder, what was the outcome of the jury's deliberations?
(Guilty or Not Guilty)
Katherine Cahill was the second child of Gideon and Olivia, and the branch of the family descended from her are called Ekaterinas, or Ekats for short. Known for their ingenuity and inventiveness, Ekats have had some of the greatest minds in the past 500 years within their ranks. Which of these scientists was NOT an Ekat?
Dr. Bernhard von Gudden
Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Transporting Clues can be hazardous. The Ekats lost a Clue with the Titanic, as well as another when a plane crashed into a Scottish lake. They elected to keep the Clue hidden there and simply protect it. What lake did this happen in?
Ekaterina member Alistair Oh's movements after the momentous events at the end of "Into the Gauntlet" were monitored and reported on in "The Buried Book of Black Secrets." Alistair returned to Cairo, confronted his uncle, Bae Oh, and drew him out to be arrested for his crimes. Which of these were not one of the charges laid against Bae Oh?
The murder of Gordon Oh
The transport of hazardous materials
The trafficking of illegal weapons
The theft of Egyptian historical artifacts
Members of the Tomas branch of the Cahills are described as "adrenaline junkies who have shaped history through their bravery and unquenchable thirst for adventure. One of their most famous historical members was the man who first walked on the moon. Who was it?
The files in "The Black Book of Buried Secrets" reveal the process by which Tomas branch leaders are selected. Candidates must compete in a tournament. First is an iron man triathlon, then a Sahara Desert or Amazon rainforest survival test. The first five to make it that far then write an exam on military history and strategy. In the unlikely event of a tie, how is the tie-breaker determined?
A game of marbles
An archery contest
A chess match
An arm-wrestling contest
The Tomas representatives in the Clue Hunt were the Holts. The family took on the challenge to try to redeem their family name within the Tomas branch. The reason that the Holt name was disgraced is because of an accusation against Buchanan Holt (Eisenhower's father) that he had leaked sensitive Tomas branch secrets to the Ekaterinas. Did he really do it?
The Janus branch of the Cahills descended from the fourth child in the family: Jane. Branch members are devoted to the arts in all the forms that they can be expressed. It is no wonder, then, that the main Janus stronghold in the United States can be found underground beneath a famous California landmark. Where is the stronghold?
One of the skills that Janus members have cultivated that has been very beneficial for their Clue Hunt efforts is the art of impersonation. The ability to act like someone else often is the key in making a disguise effective. Cora Wizard found a Janus actress to impersonate someone from the Lucian clan who managed to infiltrate the Lucian Paris stronghold and steal an important document. Whom did she impersonate?
"The Black Book of Buried Secrets" contains a file on a Jonah Wizard update, detailing an interview that he took for MTV's "Cribs." After the interview Jonah entered his secret communications room to find four missed messages from William McIntyre, and Dan and Amy Cahill. The last message terrified Jonah. What did Amy say?
"Our safe was broken into. Someone has stolen the Clues."
"What do we do? Isabel has escaped from jail."
"They found us. The Vespers are coming."
"Things don't look good here. Your concert was cancelled."
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Compiled Jun 28 12