Unit 5-lesson 3: The Hole In The Dike

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The Hole In The Dike Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    The people of the town
    • A. 

      Carried Peter on their sholders

    • B. 

      Had a party for Peter

    • C. 

      Gave Peter a medalfor bravery

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    When water trickles thruogh something it
    • A. 

      Leaks through slowly

    • B. 

      Comes through quickly

    • C. 

      Stops moving

  • 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

  • 12. 
    If your fingers are numb,
    • A. 

      They are warm

    • B. 

      You can't feel them

    • C. 

      They are wet

  • 13. 
    Which of these would rumble?
    • A. 

      Thunder

    • B. 

      Birds

    • C. 

      Bicycles

  • 14. 
    Which of the following makes a gurgling sound?
    • A. 

      A windmill

    • B. 

      A bicycle

    • C. 

      Running water

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