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Can you take a Hole trivia quiz? Have you read the book? It is quite controversial because it was banned from schools. The book was said to have intense adult themes, which caused an uproar. Holes is the story of a young boy who gets caught stealing and is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing. This quiz will help you understand the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Campers don't want to get bitten by a ___________, even if it means they would be allowed to spend time recovering in the tent, instead of having to dig a hole out on the lake.

    • A.

      Yellow-spotted lizard

    • B.

      Rattlesnake

    • C.

      Scorpion

    • D.

      Spider

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow-spotted lizard
    Explanation
    Campers don't want to get bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard because it is likely to be venomous and cause harm or even death. The consequences of being bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard outweigh the inconvenience of having to dig a hole out on the lake.

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  • 2. 

    Stanley's father is __________________.

    • A.

      A musician

    • B.

      A gypsy

    • C.

      A farmer

    • D.

      An inventor

    Correct Answer
    D. An inventor
    Explanation
    Stanley's father is an inventor. This means that he is someone who creates or develops new ideas, devices, or methods. He is likely to be innovative and skilled in coming up with new and useful things. This profession suggests that Stanley's father is creative, curious, and possibly involved in scientific or technological fields.

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  • 3. 

    What was special about Stanley's name?

    • A.

      It was the first time anyone in his family had ever been named Stanley.

    • B.

      It was spelled the same frontward and backward.

    • C.

      It was given to him by Kate Barlow.

    Correct Answer
    B. It was spelled the same frontward and backward.
    Explanation
    Stanley's name was special because it was spelled the same way forwards and backwards. This is known as a palindrome.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Mr. Sir eat so many sunflower seeds?

    • A.

      Mr. Sir wanted to be a professional baseball player and baseball players eat sunflower seeds.

    • B.

      Mr. Sir believed sunflower seeds were good for his health.

    • C.

      Mr. Sir ate sunflower seeds in place of smoking.

    • D.

      Sunflower seeds were given to Camp Green Lake by the government which made them plentiful.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Sir ate sunflower seeds in place of smoking.
    Explanation
    Mr. Sir ate sunflower seeds in place of smoking because it is mentioned that he wanted to be a professional baseball player and baseball players eat sunflower seeds. This implies that he chose to eat sunflower seeds as a healthier alternative to smoking, which is commonly associated with baseball players.

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  • 5. 

    Stanley's work and resting clothes were rotated every ____________.

    • A.

      Three days

    • B.

      Day

    • C.

      Three weeks

    • D.

      Month

    Correct Answer
    A. Three days
    Explanation
    Stanley's work and resting clothes were rotated every three days. This means that every three days, Stanley would switch his work clothes with his resting clothes, ensuring that he had clean and fresh clothes for both activities. By rotating his clothes regularly, Stanley maintained hygiene and comfort throughout his work and rest periods.

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  • 6. 

    Why did Camp Green Lake have no guard towers or electric fences?

    • A.

      Guns were used to shoot runaways.

    • B.

      Mines were planted around the perimeter of the camp.

    • C.

      There was no water for 100 miles and so running away would be suicide.

    Correct Answer
    C. There was no water for 100 miles and so running away would be suicide.
    Explanation
    Camp Green Lake had no guard towers or electric fences because there was no water for 100 miles. This means that if anyone were to run away from the camp, they would not be able to survive without water and it would essentially be suicide. The lack of water acted as a natural barrier, making it unnecessary to have additional security measures in place.

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  • 7. 

    All the campers had ______________.

    • A.

      Extra food and water

    • B.

      Cool Clothes

    • C.

      Nicknames

    • D.

      Blisters

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicknames
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nicknames" because it suggests that all the campers had a unique and personalized name given to them, which is a common practice in camping or outdoor activities. This answer is supported by the fact that the other options, such as extra food and water, cool clothes, or blisters, do not necessarily apply to all campers universally.

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  • 8. 

    Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston was a famous ________________.

    • A.

      Baseball player

    • B.

      Golfer

    • C.

      Basketball player

    • D.

      Soccer player

    Correct Answer
    C. Basketball player
    Explanation
    Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston was a famous basketball player. This can be inferred from the nickname "Sweet Feet," which suggests exceptional footwork, a skill commonly associated with basketball players.

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  • 9. 

    Madame Zeroni would help Elya in exchange for _________________.

    • A.

      A trip up the mountain to drink from the spring

    • B.

      A trip to America

    • C.

      Elya singing to her each night

    • D.

      Being a companion to Madame Zeroni

    Correct Answer
    A. A trip up the mountain to drink from the spring
    Explanation
    Madame Zeroni would help Elya in exchange for a trip up the mountain to drink from the spring. This suggests that Madame Zeroni values access to the spring and believes it has some sort of power or benefit. It also implies that Madame Zeroni has the ability to help Elya achieve his goal or desire, and in return, she wants to be granted access to the spring. This arrangement highlights the importance of the spring in the story and sets up a reciprocal relationship between Madame Zeroni and Elya.

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  • 10. 

    After coming to America, Elya _______________________.

    • A.

      Was cursed with disasters

    • B.

      Was lucky to find a gold mine

    • C.

      Had 20 children

    • D.

      Was unhappy and wanted to return home

    Correct Answer
    A. Was cursed with disasters
    Explanation
    After coming to America, Elya faced a series of unfortunate events and encountered various disasters.

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  • 11. 

    Stanley's nickname became __________________

    • A.

      Lump

    • B.

      Sweet Feet

    • C.

      Caveman

    Correct Answer
    C. Caveman
    Explanation
    Stanley's nickname became "Caveman" because it suggests that he is primitive or uncivilized in some way. This nickname may have been given to him due to his physical appearance, behavior, or perhaps a humorous incident that occurred involving him.

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  • 12. 

    X Ray told Stanley if he found something ______________________.

    • A.

      He should give it to X-Ray

    • B.

      Save it to the next day and get the whole day off

    • C.

      Show it to the boys in Tent D

    Correct Answer
    A. He should give it to X-Ray
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he should give it to X-Ray." This means that if Stanley finds something, X-Ray wants him to hand it over to him. This suggests that X-Ray is either in a position of authority or has a specific purpose for wanting the item.

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  • 13. 

    X Ray was rewarded for finding the gold tube by _______________.

    • A.

      A ride back to camp, a candy bar and a soda pop

    • B.

      A ride back to camp, a double shower and clean clothes

    • C.

      A ride back to camp, a double ice cream cone and 3 days rest

    Correct Answer
    B. A ride back to camp, a double shower and clean clothes
    Explanation
    X Ray was rewarded for finding the gold tube by a ride back to camp, a double shower, and clean clothes. This indicates that X Ray was recognized and appreciated for his achievement and was given the opportunity to freshen up and return to camp comfortably. The reward of a double shower and clean clothes suggests that X Ray was able to clean himself and his clothes after his successful venture, which can be seen as a gesture of care and comfort.

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  • 14. 

    Why do you think X-Ray was so grumpy that morning?

    • A.

      He missed home.

    • B.

      He felt guilty.

    • C.

      He didn't want to be a hero.

    Correct Answer
    A. He missed home.
    Explanation
    X-Ray was grumpy that morning because he missed home. Being away from home can often make people feel homesick and nostalgic, leading to a grumpy mood.

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  • 15. 

    The Warden wanted the dirt ____________.

    • A.

      Boxed up

    • B.

      Moved to camp

    • C.

      Watered down

    • D.

      Taken away

    Correct Answer
    D. Taken away
    Explanation
    The Warden wanted the dirt to be removed or taken away.

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