Holes Chapter 13 Novel Trivia Questions Quiz

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Exactly what do you know about the book, Holes? If you haven’t read it, you should. The protagonist Stanley learns his strength by helping a fellow camper named Zero and protecting him from the same thing he had to endure at his high school: bullying. He also teaches Zero how to read, which is a significant turning point for the character, Stanley. Take on this quiz and find out how much you know about Holes.


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  • 1. 

    By Stanley's 3rd hole, he was really getting the hang of it and it was much easier for him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Even harder than the first 2!

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  • 2. 

    By Stanley's 3rd hole, everything felt like it time was running together and it seemed like "one big hole".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that by the time Stanley reached the 3rd hole, he was experiencing a sense of time blending together and the hole felt like a continuous experience rather than separate moments. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    What did Stanley predict would happen to him as a result of digging holes?

    • A.

      He would die a slow and painful death

    • B.

      He would end up very strong and powerful

    • C.

      He would end up in great physical condition -- or dead

    • D.

      He would lose his mind completely

    Correct Answer
    C. He would end up in great physical condition -- or dead
    Explanation
    Stanley predicted that as a result of digging holes, he would either end up in great physical condition or dead. This suggests that the physical labor involved in digging holes would either improve his physical strength and overall fitness, or it would be so physically demanding that it could potentially lead to his death.

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  • 4. 

    What did Stanley find on this dig?

    • A.

      A shotgun shell

    • B.

      A gold tube with an outline of a heart

    • C.

      Another fossil

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. A gold tube with an outline of a heart
    Explanation
    Stanley found a gold tube with an outline of a heart on this dig. This suggests that he discovered a valuable and possibly sentimental artifact. The gold material and heart outline indicate that it could be a piece of jewelry or a decorative item. This finding may have significant historical or personal significance, making it a notable discovery during the dig.

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  • 5. 

    How did Stanley react immediately after he found the tube?

    • A.

      He gave it to X-Ray like he promised

    • B.

      He gave it to Mr. Pendanski

    • C.

      He was very excited and showed it to everyone

    • D.

      He did not want to give it to X-Ray and thought since X-Ray is almost done digging anyway - what's the point?

    Correct Answer
    D. He did not want to give it to X-Ray and thought since X-Ray is almost done digging anyway - what's the point?
  • 6. 

    Stanley was more interested in keeping the gold tube than getting the day off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He wanted the day off!

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  • 7. 

    Stanley's original plan was to bypass Mr. Pendanski and secretly give it directly to the Warden.  Then the Warden could make up an excuse for Stanley to have the day off.  Why would Stanley want to do this?

    • A.

      So that X-Ray wouldn't find out and Stanley could take the day off

    • B.

      Stanley was upset with Mr. Pendanski at that moment and didn't want to talk to him at all

    • C.

      Stanley did not want the attention so the other boys wouldn't get jealous

    • D.

      Stanley thought the Warden might just send him home

    Correct Answer
    A. So that X-Ray wouldn't find out and Stanley could take the day off
    Explanation
    Stanley wanted to bypass Mr. Pendanski and give the information directly to the Warden so that X-Ray wouldn't find out. Stanley wanted to take the day off without X-Ray knowing because he didn't want the other boys to get jealous of him. He thought that if X-Ray found out, the other boys might expect the same privilege and it would cause tension among them. Stanley believed that by going directly to the Warden, he could keep it a secret and avoid any potential conflicts.

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  • 8. 

    Why was this plan not a very good one?

    • A.

      Because he needed to keep his promise to X-Ray, it was the right thing to do

    • B.

      Because X-Ray deserves the day off more than Stanley

    • C.

      Because Stanley had no reason to believe the Warden would lie for him like that

    • D.

      Because the Warden was evil and Stanley should not go to his cabin

    Correct Answer
    C. Because Stanley had no reason to believe the Warden would lie for him like that
    Explanation
    Stanley had no reason to believe that the Warden would lie for him because there was no evidence or previous instances where the Warden had shown any inclination to help or protect Stanley. Therefore, relying on the Warden's assistance would not have been a good plan as it was based on an unfounded belief.

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  • 9. 

    How did Stanley feel about the Warden and the cabin?

    • A.

      Eager - he wanted to go talk to the Warden very badly

    • B.

      Scared - he had never seen the Warden before and didn't need to

    • C.

      Depressed - he would never get the courage to do it

    • D.

      Confident - the Warden would surely help him

    Correct Answer
    B. Scared - he had never seen the Warden before and didn't need to
    Explanation
    Stanley felt scared about the Warden and the cabin because he had never seen the Warden before and didn't have any reason to interact with him. This suggests that Stanley was apprehensive and cautious about approaching the Warden, possibly due to the intimidating nature of the Warden or the unknown consequences that could arise from their interaction.

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  • 10. 

    Stanley was certain that, if he could get up the courage to go talk to the Warden, the Warden would surely find the gold tube interesting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He was doubting that the Warden would even find it interesting.

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  • 11. 

    Who noticed that Stanley had found something?

    • A.

      Magnet

    • B.

      X-Ray

    • C.

      Armpit

    • D.

      Zigzag

    Correct Answer
    D. Zigzag
    Explanation
    Zigzag noticed that Stanley had found something.

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  • 12. 

    What happened after that?

    • A.

      ZigZag promised to keep Stanley's secret

    • B.

      X-Ray took it from Stanley

    • C.

      ZigZag took it from Stanley

    • D.

      ZigZag told Mr. Pendanski

    Correct Answer
    B. X-Ray took it from Stanley
    Explanation
    After Stanley found something valuable, ZigZag promised to keep his secret, indicating that he did not take it from Stanley. However, the correct answer states that X-Ray took it from Stanley, which implies that ZigZag was not the one who took it. Therefore, X-Ray is the one responsible for taking the valuable item from Stanley.

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  • 13. 

    Stanley tried to convince the boys that the gold tube was "just a piece of junk".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stanley's attempt to convince the boys that the gold tube was "just a piece of junk" suggests that he was trying to downplay the value or significance of the tube. This implies that Stanley might have had ulterior motives or wanted to keep the true value of the tube hidden from the boys. Therefore, the statement "Stanley tried to convince the boys that the gold tube was 'just a piece of junk'" is likely true.

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  • 14. 

    What happened when the water truck came?

    • A.

      Stanley was last in line because of his rotten luck

    • B.

      Stanley was at the front of the line and felt on top of the world

    • C.

      X-Ray let Stanley cut in front of him

    • D.

      X-Ray moved Stanley up one place in line

    Correct Answer
    D. X-Ray moved Stanley up one place in line
    Explanation
    When the water truck came, X-Ray moved Stanley up one place in line. This means that X-Ray allowed Stanley to move ahead of him in the line, giving Stanley a better position to receive water from the truck.

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  • 15. 

    Resembling metal or metals WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    metallic
    Explanation
    The word "metallic" refers to something that resembles metal or metals. It can describe the appearance, texture, or characteristics of an object. In this context, the word "metallic" is the most appropriate choice as it directly relates to the given definition. The other words in the word bank do not accurately convey the meaning of resembling metal or metals.

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  • 16. 

    Attempt to lessen the blame; reason for not doing something WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    excuse
    Explanation
    An excuse is a reason or explanation given to lessen the blame or responsibility for not doing something. It is often used to justify or rationalize one's actions or lack thereof. In this context, an excuse can be seen as a way to shift the blame away from oneself by providing a valid or plausible reason for not fulfilling a certain obligation or task. It allows individuals to avoid taking full responsibility for their actions or inactions by offering an explanation that may or may not be true.

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  • 17. 

    Put through a sieve so as to remove lumps or large particles WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    sifted
    Explanation
    The word "sifted" means to put through a sieve in order to remove lumps or large particles. This process is commonly used in cooking or baking to ensure a smooth and even texture of ingredients. It involves passing the substance through a sieve or mesh, allowing finer particles to pass through while larger ones are retained. This helps to remove any impurities or unwanted elements from the substance, resulting in a more refined and uniform product.

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  • 18. 

    Of or relating to the body WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    physical
    Explanation
    The word "physical" is the correct answer because it means "of or relating to the body." This term is commonly used to describe things that are tangible, material, or related to the human body or the laws of nature. It is often used in contrast to things that are abstract or conceptual.

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  • 19. 

    Of great value WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    precious
    Explanation
    The word "precious" is the correct answer because it is the most suitable word to describe something that is of great value. Out of the given word bank options, "precious" is the only word that conveys the meaning of something being highly valuable or cherished. The other options such as "physical," "glisten," "curiosity," "sifted," "metallic," "engraved," and "excuse" do not carry the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 20. 

    A strong desire to know or learn something WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    curiosity
    Explanation
    Curiosity refers to a strong desire to know or learn something. It is the innate human tendency to explore, question, and seek knowledge about the world around us. Curiosity drives us to ask questions, investigate, and discover new information. It is a fundamental trait that encourages learning, growth, and development. Curiosity can be seen as a positive attribute as it leads to increased knowledge, innovation, and problem-solving abilities. It is an essential quality for intellectual and personal development.

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  • 21. 

    Cut or carve on the surface of a hard object. WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    engraved
    Explanation
    The word "engraved" means to cut or carve on the surface of a hard object. It involves using tools or techniques to create intricate designs or patterns on materials such as metal, wood, or stone. This process requires skill and precision, often resulting in permanent and detailed artwork. Engraving is commonly used for creating personalized items, such as jewelry, trophies, or plaques, and is also used in printing and illustration.

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  • 22. 

    A sparkling light reflected from something wet WORD BANK:  physical, glisten, curiosity, sifted, metallic, precious, engraved, excuse

    Correct Answer
    glisten
    Explanation
    The word "glisten" refers to a sparkling or shimmering light that is reflected from a wet surface. This explanation aligns with the given context of "something wet" and accurately describes the physical phenomenon of light reflecting off a wet object, creating a glistening effect.

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