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Have you read chapter 7 in the book Holes by Louis Sacher? This quiz will allow you to know and understand more about why they were digging a hole, and of what do the holes and the mounds remind the character, Stanley. In the book, Stan is a young boy who has been sent away from his home because he stole. He was forced to think about what he had done. Want to know more? Take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why did X-Ray want the shortest shovel?

    • A.

      Because he was short

    • B.

      It was all they had left

    • C.

      So he wouldn't have to dig as much

    • D.

      Because he was an odd boy

    Correct Answer
    C. So he wouldn't have to dig as much
    Explanation
    X-Ray wanted the shortest shovel so that he wouldn't have to dig as much. Choosing a shorter shovel means less effort and less time spent digging, which could be advantageous for X-Ray. It implies that he wanted to minimize the physical labor involved in digging, possibly because he wanted to conserve his energy or avoid getting tired quickly.

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  • 2. 

    The holes and mounds reminded Stanley of the pictures he had seen on the moon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the holes and mounds that Stanley sees remind him of the pictures he had seen on the moon. This implies that the holes and mounds have a similar appearance to the lunar surface, which could be characterized by craters and uneven terrain. Therefore, the answer is true, indicating that Stanley's observation is accurate.

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  • 3. 

    What was the purpose of digging holes?

    • A.

      Punishment

    • B.

      Torture

    • C.

      To occupy the campers' time

    • D.

      To build character

    Correct Answer
    D. To build character
    Explanation
    The purpose of digging holes was to build character. This suggests that the activity of digging holes was intended to teach the campers important values such as perseverance, hard work, and discipline. By engaging in physical labor and overcoming challenges, the campers would develop qualities that would shape their character and help them become better individuals.

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  • 4. 

    What did Stanley mean by, "his shovel wasn't defective, he was defective"?

    • A.

      Stanley was born with an embarrassing birthmark

    • B.

      Stanley was feeling down on himself, and felt like he was no good

    • C.

      One of Stanley's legs was shorter than the other

    • D.

      Stanley has bad posture

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanley was feeling down on himself, and felt like he was no good
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because Stanley's statement indicates that he believes the problem lies within himself, rather than with the shovel. He feels inadequate and blames himself for any perceived defects or shortcomings.

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  • 5. 

    Stanley was very motivated to begin digging his hole.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Stanley was not motivated to begin digging his hole.

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  • 6. 

    He leaned on the shaft and pried up his first shovelful of dirt, then dumped it off to the side.  Only ten million more to go, he thought... How do you think Stanley was feeling at this time?

    • A.

      Overwhelmed

    • B.

      Excited

    • C.

      Strong

    • D.

      Sad

    Correct Answer
    A. Overwhelmed
    Explanation
    Stanley is likely feeling overwhelmed at this time. The statement "Only ten million more to go, he thought..." suggests that he has a huge task ahead of him, and the use of the word "only" implies that he is aware of the enormity of the job. This overwhelming feeling is further emphasized by the fact that he is leaning on the shaft and is about to start digging, indicating that he is facing a physically and mentally demanding task.

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  • 7. 

    Being overweight worked to Stanley's advantage while digging holes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Stanley being overweight worked to his advantage while digging holes because the extra weight provided him with more strength and stability. This allowed him to exert more force while digging, making the task easier and more efficient. Additionally, the extra weight may have provided him with more endurance, enabling him to dig for longer periods without getting as tired. Overall, Stanley's weight helped him in the physically demanding task of digging holes.

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  • 8. 

    What did Mr. Sir say to Stanley as he filled his canteen?

    • A.

      "First days are always the hardest,"

    • B.

      "If you think this hard, just wait until you second day,"

    • C.

      "This isn't the Girl Scouts, is it?"

    • D.

      "You better toughen up, boy"

    Correct Answer
    C. "This isn't the Girl Scouts, is it?"
    Explanation
    Mr. Sir's statement, "This isn't the Girl Scouts, is it?" implies that the current situation or task at hand is challenging or difficult. This suggests that Stanley may have been struggling or finding the task more demanding than expected. Mr. Sir's remark serves to highlight the seriousness or toughness of the situation, contrasting it with the relatively easier or less demanding activities typically associated with the Girl Scouts.

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  • 9. 

    What were the physical things happening to Stanley?

    • A.

      Chills

    • B.

      Hot

    • C.

      Goosebumps

    • D.

      Dizzy

    • E.

      Blisters

    • F.

      Pulled a muscle in his leg

    • G.

      Blisters ripped open and formed new ones

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Hot
    D. Dizzy
    E. Blisters
    G. Blisters ripped open and formed new ones
    Explanation
    Stanley experienced a sensation of feeling hot, which could indicate that he was sweating or experiencing an increase in body temperature. He also felt dizzy, suggesting a potential imbalance or lightheadedness. Additionally, he had blisters, which could be painful and uncomfortable. These blisters further worsened as they ripped open and formed new ones, causing additional physical discomfort and possibly indicating an infection or irritation.

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  • 10. 

    In Latvia, who did Elya Yelnats wants to marry?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Myra
    Explanation
    Elya Yelnats wants to marry Myra in Latvia.

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  • 11. 

    Madame Zeroni thought Myra Menke was a good choice for Elya to marry.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Madame Zeroni did not think that Myra Menke was a good choice for Elya to marry. This can be inferred from the events in the book "Holes" by Louis Sachar, where Madame Zeroni warns Elya that if he does not carry her up the mountain and sing to her, his family will be cursed. Elya does not fulfill his promise, and as a result, Madame Zeroni's curse affects his family for generations. This suggests that Madame Zeroni did not approve of Elya's choice of Myra Menke as his wife.

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  • 12. 

    Why did Madame Zeroni help Elya?

    • A.

      She hated seeing Elya looking pitiful

    • B.

      She thought Elya should have a beautiful wife like Myra

    • C.

      She thought Elya should have a smart wife like Myra

    • D.

      She didn't help him

    Correct Answer
    A. She hated seeing Elya looking pitiful
    Explanation
    Madame Zeroni helped Elya because she hated seeing him looking pitiful.

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  • 13. 

    How did Myra choose her husband?

    • A.

      By who was most handsome

    • B.

      Whoever was the most "gentlemanly"

    • C.

      She picked a number between 1 and 10 and decided to marry whoever guessed the closest number

    • D.

      She picked Elya because he cared about her the most

    Correct Answer
    C. She picked a number between 1 and 10 and decided to marry whoever guessed the closest number
    Explanation
    Myra chose her husband by picking a number between 1 and 10 and deciding to marry whoever guessed the closest number. This implies that Myra used a random selection method to choose her husband, rather than basing her decision on criteria like looks or personality.

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  • 14. 

    What did Magnet say about the first hole?

    • A.

      "easy-peesy-lemon-squeezy"

    • B.

      "your second hole is way harder!"

    • C.

      "your first hole is the hardest"

    • D.

      Magnet never said anything about your first hole

    Correct Answer
    C. "your first hole is the hardest"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "your first hole is the hardest." This is evident from the statement "Magnet never said anything about your first hole" which implies that Magnet did not mention anything about the first hole. Therefore, the only statement that Magnet made about the first hole is that it is the hardest.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first to finish digging?

    • A.

      Zero

    • B.

      Caveman

    • C.

      Magnet

    • D.

      Stanley

    Correct Answer
    A. Zero
    Explanation
    Zero was the first to finish digging because zero represents the absence or lack of something. In this context, it means that Zero did not have to dig at all, indicating that Zero finished first without any effort.

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  • 16. 

    It seemed typical that Zero finished digging first, as he was so big and strong.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was unusual because he was the smallest kid!

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  • 17. 

    What did the boys do whenever the finished digging a hole?

    • A.

      High-fived each other

    • B.

      Went to sleep

    • C.

      Did a victory dance

    • D.

      Spit in it

    Correct Answer
    D. Spit in it
    Explanation
    The boys spit in the hole whenever they finished digging it.

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  • 18. 

    While digging, Stanley felt like he was digging his own grave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Stanley felt a sense of impending doom or danger while digging, as if he was digging his own grave. This implies that he was experiencing fear or anxiety during the activity. Therefore, the correct answer is True, indicating that the statement accurately reflects Stanley's feelings while digging.

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  • 19. 

    What happened right after Stanley finished digging his hole?

    • A.

      He ran back to the camp

    • B.

      He was trapped and had no strength to pull himself out of it

    • C.

      He spit in it

    • D.

      He fainted from the heat

    Correct Answer
    B. He was trapped and had no strength to pull himself out of it
    Explanation
    After Stanley finished digging his hole, he found himself trapped inside and lacked the strength to free himself. This suggests that the hole was deep and perhaps collapsed on him, leaving him unable to climb out.

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  • 20. 

    How did Stanley feel about finishing the hole?

    • A.

      Proud

    • B.

      Depressed

    • C.

      Miserable

    • D.

      Embarrassed about finishing last

    Correct Answer
    A. Proud
    Explanation
    Stanley felt proud about finishing the hole. This indicates that he had a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction after completing the task. He likely put in effort and hard work to finish the hole, and his feelings of pride reflect his personal achievement and success.

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  • 21. 

    How did Stanley react to Mr. Pendanski's excitement?

    • A.

      He was too tired to react and did not accept a ride home

    • B.

      He was too tired to react and rode home with him

    • C.

      He high-fived Mr. Pendanski

    • D.

      He thanked Mr. Pendanski

    Correct Answer
    A. He was too tired to react and did not accept a ride home
    Explanation
    Stanley's reaction to Mr. Pendanski's excitement was that he was too tired to react and did not accept a ride home. This suggests that Stanley was physically exhausted and did not have the energy to respond or engage with Mr. Pendanski's excitement. Instead, he chose to decline the offer of a ride home, indicating his need for rest and solitude.

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  • 22. 

    Lacking good sense or judgment WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    foolish
    Explanation
    The word "foolish" accurately describes someone who lacks good sense or judgment. This person may make irrational decisions or engage in silly behavior without considering the consequences. They may ignore logical reasoning and act impulsively, often leading to negative outcomes. "Foolish" suggests a lack of wisdom or intelligence, indicating a disregard for common sense.

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  • 23. 

    Only moderately warm WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    lukewarm
    Explanation
    The word "lukewarm" means moderately warm, neither hot nor cold. In this context, the answer "lukewarm" suggests that the temperature is not too high or too low, but somewhere in between. The other words in the word bank do not fit the description of moderately warm, making "lukewarm" the correct answer.

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  • 24. 

    Without purpose or direction WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    aimlessly
    Explanation
    The word "aimlessly" means without purpose or direction. It suggests that someone or something is wandering or moving without a specific goal or objective in mind. In the given word bank, the other options do not convey the same meaning. "Defective" means flawed or not functioning properly. "Lukewarm" refers to something that is neither hot nor cold. "Mound" is a heap or pile of something. "Foolish" means lacking good sense or judgment. "Forlorn" describes a feeling of being abandoned or lonely. "Excavated" means to dig out or uncover. "Preposterous" means absurd or ridiculous. Therefore, "aimlessly" is the correct answer as it best fits the meaning described.

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  • 25. 

    To make a hole by digging WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    excavated
    Explanation
    The word "excavated" means to make a hole by digging. It suggests that someone or something has dug or removed earth or other materials from a specific area. This word is the best fit for the given question as it directly relates to the act of making a hole by digging.

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  • 26. 

    Pitifully sad because deserted or abandoned WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    forlorn
    Explanation
    Forlorn means feeling sad or lonely because one has been deserted or abandoned. This word accurately describes a state of pitiful sadness. It implies a sense of hopelessness and despair. The other words in the word bank do not convey the same meaning or emotion as forlorn.

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  • 27. 

    Contrary to reason or common sense WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    preposterous
    Explanation
    The word "preposterous" means something that is contrary to reason or common sense. It suggests that the idea or situation being described is absurd, illogical, or completely unreasonable. This word conveys a sense of disbelief or incredulity towards the subject at hand.

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  • 28. 

    Imperfect or faulty; lacking WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    defective
    Explanation
    The word "defective" means imperfect or faulty, lacking in some way. It suggests that something is not functioning properly or is flawed in some manner. This word is the most appropriate choice out of the given options because it accurately describes something that is not working as it should be or is deficient in some aspect.

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  • 29. 

    A raised mass of earth WORD BANK:  defective, lukewarm, mound, foolish, forlorn, excavated, preposterous, aimlessly

    Correct Answer
    mound
    Explanation
    A mound is a raised mass of earth. It is a natural or artificially created formation that is higher in elevation compared to the surrounding area. It can be formed by various geological processes such as erosion, deposition, or human activities like excavation. The word "mound" accurately describes a raised mass of earth and is the most fitting option among the given word bank.

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