The Wave By Todd Strasser

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Todd Strasser Quizzes & Trivia
This is a cumulative quiz for after the reading of Todd Strasser's novel, The Wave. The quiz contains multiple choice questions, along with a few short answer questions.

  
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  • 1. 
    What is the motto of The Wave?

  • 2. 
    Explain what it takes to be a member of The Wave?  What must all recruits believe and do?

  • 3. 
    What ACTIONS do members of The Wave take?

  • 4. 
    What is the author's PURPOSE for writing this novel?  Why?

  • 5. 
    Explain one of the SYMBOLS used in The Wave. What is it and how is it symbolic of something?

  • 6. 
    Explain the outcome of The Wave. How does the final rally resolve the problems, or does it create more problems?

  • 7. 
    Who is the Protagonist of the story?
    • A. 

      Ben Ross

    • B. 

      Robert Billings

    • C. 

      David Collins

    • D. 

      Laurie Saunders


  • 8. 
    Who is the Antagonist in The Wave?
    • A. 

      David Collins

    • B. 

      The Wave

    • C. 

      Ben Ross

    • D. 

      Amy Smith


  • 9. 
    What is the tone of The Wave?
    • A. 

      Serious

    • B. 

      Humorous

    • C. 

      Friendly

    • D. 

      Nostalgic


  • 10. 
    Why did Mr. Ross start The Wave in the first place?
    • A. 

      To be a dictator

    • B. 

      To demonstrate how something as horrible as the Holocaust could happen

    • C. 

      To show his kids he is the leader of the pack

    • D. 

      To make friends


  • 11. 
    Who is the class "creep?"
    • A. 

      Laurie Saunders

    • B. 

      David Collins

    • C. 

      Amy Smith

    • D. 

      Robert Billings


  • 12. 
    What is the name of the school newspaper?
    • A. 

      The Grapevine

    • B. 

      The Gazette

    • C. 

      The Hudson Review

    • D. 

      The Wave


  • 13. 
    Who are the two characters that are extremely supportive of The Wave?
    • A. 

      Laurie and Amy

    • B. 

      Robert and David

    • C. 

      Robert and Laurie

    • D. 

      David and Laurie


  • 14. 
    Who is the student who stands to lose the most when The Wave ends?
    • A. 

      Laurie Saunders

    • B. 

      David Collins

    • C. 

      Amy Smith

    • D. 

      Robert Billings


  • 15. 
    The final wave rally showed students they were under the strict role of who?
    • A. 

      Ben Ross

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Laurie Saunders

    • D. 

      Mr. Owens


  • 16. 
    What is the friendship like between Amy and Laurie?
    • A. 

      Supportive

    • B. 

      Competitive

    • C. 

      Loving

    • D. 

      Affectionate


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