Out Of The Dust Quizzes & Trivia

"The way i see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust. Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up." Are you ready to re-live Billie Jo's struggles all over again? We bring you these quizzes from Karen Hesse's novel, "Out of the Dust". From the characters of the story, to the twists in the plot, and to the minutest of details; see how much you recall about this story of hope.
Not only that, why don't you have a go at some trivia questions too? Try to land on top when the dust settles. Do you think you'll do well with these quizzes? Dust off those jitters and get ready to start. Brace yourself for this challenge and see if you can make it "Out of the Dust".
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Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 3549   |  Last updated: Jul 22, 2016
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    How did Billie Jo's mother die?

Students will test their knowledge of pages 153-183 in Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1115   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    Who does Billie Jo have a crush on?

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 200   |  Last updated: May 26, 2016
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    According to the text, how many entries were in the talent show competition held at the Palace Theater?

 Students will test their knowledge of pages 70-95 of Out of the Dust.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 1450   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    What happened shortly after Polly died?

Students will test their knowledge of Out of the Dust pages 30-69.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 2203   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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Out Of The Dust Questions & Answers

What color hair does Billie Jo have?
Billie Jo’s hair is red. “He got a redheaded, freckle-faced, narrow-hipped girl” (1).
How did Billie Jo's mother die?
Technically, the answer is B because Billy Jo’s mother died while she is giving birth. The birth may not have been very crucial if only her mother did not get burned badly a few days before she gave birth. It was a tragic story as it could have
When did Bilie Jo always play the piano?
Billie Joe played the piano mostly when her mom was out.
Where does Billie Jo live?
Billie Jo lives in the Oklahoma Panhandle in the book Karen Hesse wrote