Unit 5-lesson 3: The Hole In The Dike

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The Hole in the Dike is a classic tale by Norma B. Green about a young Dutch boy named Peter that notices a small hole in a dike and plugs it for hours with his finger, saving Holland.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who finds Peter covering the hole in the dike and gets help?

    • A.

      His parents

    • B.

      His friend

    • C.

      The milkman

    Correct Answer
    C. The milkman
    Explanation
    The milkman finds Peter covering the hole in the dike and gets help.

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  • 2. 

    The people of the town

    • A.

      Carried Peter on their sholders

    • B.

      Had a party for Peter

    • C.

      Gave Peter a medalfor bravery

    Correct Answer
    A. Carried Peter on their sholders
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the people of the town physically lifted Peter on their shoulders. This action implies that Peter was being celebrated or honored in some way, possibly for an act of bravery. The phrase "carried Peter on their shoulders" indicates a gesture of support, admiration, and recognition for his accomplishments.

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  • 3. 

    Where do Peter and his family live?

    • A.

      They live in Michigan together in a cabin in the woods.

    • B.

      Peter and his family live in Holland in a cottage next to a tulip field.

    • C.

      Peter lives with his grandparents in a house by the sea.

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter and his family live in Holland in a cottage next to a tulip field.
  • 4. 

    How long does Peter stay at the dike covering the hole?

    • A.

      Peter stayed at the dike all night long.

    • B.

      Peter didn't stay, he went home.

    • C.

      Peter stayed for a few hours and left at dark.

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter stayed at the dike all night long.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peter stayed at the dike all night long." This can be inferred from the statement "Peter stayed at the dike all night long" in the question. The other options, "Peter didn't stay, he went home" and "Peter stayed for a few hours and left at dark," contradict this statement and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    Why did Peter not think of himself as a hero?

    • A.

      Because he was just a small boy

    • B.

      Because Peter didn't save anyone

    • C.

      Because Peter thought he had done what was right and helped the country he loved so much

    Correct Answer
    C. Because Peter thought he had done what was right and helped the country he loved so much
    Explanation
    Peter did not think of himself as a hero because he believed that he had simply done what was right and helped the country he loved. This suggests that Peter's actions were driven by a sense of duty and patriotism rather than a desire for recognition or praise. He did not consider himself exceptional or extraordinary, but rather saw his actions as a natural response to the circumstances he found himself in.

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  • 6. 

    How does Peter find the leak in the dike?

    • A.

      He heard a soft, gurgling noise and saw a small stream of water.

    • B.

      He saw the water gushing out and flooding the city.

    • C.

      He saw the ocean spilling over the top of the dike.

    Correct Answer
    A. He heard a soft, gurgling noise and saw a small stream of water.
    Explanation
    Peter finds the leak in the dike by hearing a soft, gurgling noise and seeing a small stream of water.

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  • 7. 

    Why is it important to stop the leak right away?

    • A.

      It isn't important.

    • B.

      The dike can not get wet.

    • C.

      The dike may break and flood the land.

    Correct Answer
    C. The dike may break and flood the land.
    Explanation
    It is important to stop the leak right away because if the dike breaks, it can cause flooding and damage to the land. Flooding can lead to significant destruction of property, infrastructure, and even loss of life. Therefore, taking immediate action to address the leak is crucial in order to prevent potential disasters and protect the surrounding areas.

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  • 8. 

    The water was higher than usual because

    • A.

      It had rained for several days

    • B.

      There was a flood

    • C.

      The dikes are high and strong

    Correct Answer
    A. It had rained for several days
    Explanation
    The water was higher than usual because it had rained for several days. This implies that the continuous rainfall over a period of time led to an increase in the water level. The accumulation of rainwater caused the water to rise above its normal level, resulting in the higher water levels.

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  • 9. 

    How does Peter stop the leak?

    • A.

      By packing it with mud

    • B.

      By stuffing it with sticks

    • C.

      By plugging it with his finger

    Correct Answer
    C. By plugging it with his finger
    Explanation
    Peter stops the leak by plugging it with his finger. This means that he uses his finger to block the hole or opening where the leak is occurring, preventing any further leakage.

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  • 10. 

    When water trickles thruogh something it

    • A.

      Leaks through slowly

    • B.

      Comes through quickly

    • C.

      Stops moving

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaks through slowly
    Explanation
    When water trickles through something, it means that it is seeping or flowing in a slow and steady manner. It suggests that there is a small opening or passage allowing the water to escape gradually. Therefore, the correct answer "leaks through slowly" accurately describes the action of water trickling through something.

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  • 11. 

    A hero is a person who does something

    • A.

      Without a good reason

    • B.

      For a little money

    • C.

      That is right and brave

    Correct Answer
    C. That is right and brave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that is right and brave" because the definition provided in the question states that a hero is someone who does something without a good reason for a little money. However, this definition does not align with the common understanding of a hero. Instead, heroes are typically recognized for their actions that are morally right and courageous, which is reflected in the given answer choice.

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  • 12. 

    If your fingers are numb,

    • A.

      They are warm

    • B.

      You can't feel them

    • C.

      They are wet

    Correct Answer
    B. You can't feel them
    Explanation
    If your fingers are numb, it means that you are unable to feel any sensation or have a lack of sensitivity in them. This could be due to various reasons such as poor blood circulation, nerve damage, or exposure to extreme cold temperatures. When your fingers are numb, you may not be able to perceive touch, temperature, or pain in them.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these would rumble?

    • A.

      Thunder

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      Bicycles

    Correct Answer
    A. Thunder
    Explanation
    Thunder would rumble because it is the sound that is produced by the rapid expansion and contraction of air surrounding a lightning bolt. This sudden expansion creates a shockwave that travels through the atmosphere, resulting in the rumbling sound that we hear as thunder.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following makes a gurgling sound?

    • A.

      A windmill

    • B.

      A bicycle

    • C.

      Running water

    Correct Answer
    C. Running water
    Explanation
    Running water makes a gurgling sound because as it flows, it encounters obstacles and changes in pressure, causing air bubbles to form and rise to the surface. These air bubbles create the gurgling sound that is commonly associated with running water.

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