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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Stanley tell X-Ray to wait to give what he found in the hole on the third day to Mr. Pendanski until the next day?

2. What does the warden tell Mr. Pendanski to do that he has already done?

3. How does Zigzag say the warden knows so much about the boys?

4. What did the sheriff tell Kate that he always got drunk before?

5. What is said to be true if a person can see the yellow spots on a yellow-spotted lizard?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mr. Sir.

2. Describe Kate Barlow and what she was known for in the town of Green Lake.

3. What does Stanley suddenly realize about the initials on the tube of lipstick that X-Ray gave to the warden?

4. What does Zero want from Stanley?

5. How did Kate and Sam get to know each other?

6. What happens at the beginning of the third day of digging?

7. What does X-Ray tell Stanley after Stanley has shown his fossil fish to Mr. Pendanski?

8. Why does Stanley offer to teach Zero to read?

9. Describe the yellow-spotted lizards.

10. How does Stanley's second hole differ from the first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the situations and actions that had to arise in order to assure that Madam Zeroni's and Elya Yelnats' descendants were both at Green Lake at the same time. Was this luck or destiny? Why did Green Lake's drought seemingly begin and end with the Yelnats' family curse?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the relationship between Stanley Yelnats and his family. How does this relationship differ from the other kids shown at camp? In what way could Stanley's family relationship have been better?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the reasons that Elya Yelnats ran away without fulfilling his promise to Madam Zeroni. Madam Zeroni knew that the woman Elya wanted to marry was not a prize to be sought after. Did Madam Zeroni know that Elya would leave?

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