Mrs. Hollen's Online Wave Quiz

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Todd Strasser Quizzes & Trivia

This is an online quiz to assess comprehension of Todd Strasser's novel: The Wave.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are Brian Ammon and Deutsch competing over?
    • A. 

      The best grade in history class.

    • B. 

      The affections of Amy.

    • C. 

      The first string quarterback position.

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 2. 
    Why is Laurie Saunders chewing on pens so much?
    • A. 

      To avoid smoking cigarettes.

    • B. 

      Out of anxiety for making the cheerleading squad.

    • C. 

      She's worried about her relationship with David.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Who is the class loser?
    • A. 

      Ben Ross

    • B. 

      Robert Billings

    • C. 

      John Billthorpe

    • D. 

      Amy Saunders

  • 4. 
    What adjective best describes Laurie and Amy's relationship?
    • A. 

      Hostile

    • B. 

      Competitive

    • C. 

      Supportive

  • 5. 
    What's the name of the newspaper at Gordon High?
    • A. 

      The Grapevine

    • B. 

      The Journal

    • C. 

      Daily News

    • D. 

      Anthenuem

  • 6. 
    Is the novel "out of touch" because it is dated, or is it relevant to modern life? Does the situation described in the novel have a believable chance of occurring in a modern American high school? Why or why not?Your response to this should be 3-4 paragraphs in length.
  • 7. 
    How does Mr. Ross affect the conflict and the themes of the novel? How does his role as a teacher and a self-proclaimed experimenter, influence power and the extent to which it can be used in the book? What are some of his personality traits that cause him to be more powerful with his students, than other teachers in the building might be?  How would the story be different if he wasn't able to exert so much power over his students at different points in the story?Your response to this should be 3-4 paragraphs in length.