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What do you know on the topic of the book, Holes? The book focuses a lot on character building, a family curse, and the mystery which surrounds the holes being dug up by the boys at Camp Green Lake. The mystery surrounds a character named Kate Barlow, who defied the norms of society at the time by falling in love with someone she was told she shouldn’t have. Take this quiz and see what you know.


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 its bite is likely to be venomous and potentially life-threatening. The consequences of a yellow-spotted lizard bite 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 Stanley's father is someone who creates or designs new things, possibly coming up with innovative solutions or ideas. As an inventor, Stanley's father may be involved in inventing new products, technologies, or processes. This suggests that Stanley's father has a creative and innovative mindset, constantly seeking to develop and improve upon existing concepts.

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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 being spelled the same frontward and backward is special because it is a palindrome. A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward. In this case, Stanley's name can be read the same way from left to right and right to left, making it unique and different from the other options given.

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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 implies that he had a habit of smoking and wanted to quit. Sunflower seeds can serve as a substitute for smoking as they provide a similar oral fixation and repetitive motion. This explanation is supported by the fact that Mr. Sir ate "so many" sunflower seeds, suggesting that he consumed them in large quantities to help curb his smoking habit.

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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 out his work clothes for his resting clothes, and vice versa. This rotation allowed him to have fresh and clean clothes for both his work and his time off.

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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 did not have guard towers or electric fences because there was no water for 100 miles around the camp, making it nearly impossible for anyone to survive if they attempted to run away. The lack of water acted as a natural deterrent, eliminating the need for additional security measures.

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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 given answer suggests that all the campers had nicknames. This implies that each camper had a unique name or nickname given to them, possibly by their fellow campers or camp leaders. Having nicknames can create a sense of camaraderie and belonging among the campers, as it adds a personal touch and creates a fun and inclusive atmosphere.

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  • 8. 

    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 the spring holds some sort of significance or power that Madame Zeroni values, and she is willing to provide assistance to Elya in return for this opportunity. The trip to the spring may hold some sort of spiritual or magical significance, and Madame Zeroni sees it as a valuable exchange for her assistance.

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  • 9. 

    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 experienced a series of unfortunate events and disasters, which suggests that he was cursed. This implies that his time in America was filled with misfortune and difficulties, making it a challenging and unfortunate experience for him.

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  • 10. 

    Stanley's nickname became __________________

    • A.

      Lump

    • B.

      Sweet Feet

    • C.

      Caveman

    Correct Answer
    C. Caveman
    Explanation
    Stanley's nickname became "Caveman" because it implies that he is primitive or uncivilized, possibly due to his appearance, behavior or lifestyle. This nickname may have been given to him by others as a playful or teasing way to describe him.

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  • 11. 

    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 give it to him.

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  • 12. 

    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 suggests that X Ray's discovery was significant and deserving of recognition. The reward of a ride back to camp implies that X Ray may have been far away from the camp when he found the gold tube. Additionally, the offer of a double shower and clean clothes indicates that X Ray may have been dirty or in need of cleaning after his discovery. Overall, this reward demonstrates appreciation for X Ray's efforts and ensures his comfort and cleanliness after his successful find.

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  • 13. 

    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. Homesickness can often lead to feelings of sadness or irritability, and it is possible that being away from home was causing X-Ray to feel grumpy.

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  • 14. 

    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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  • 15. 

    Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston was a famous ________________.

    • A.

      Baseball player

    • B.

      Golfer

    • C.

      Basketball player

    • D.

      Soccer player

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball player
    Explanation
    Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston was a famous baseball player.

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