Holes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What has Stanley been told he will win if he ever finds anything interesting while digging?

2. Who does the warden have fill the canteens after Mr. Pendanski hesitated?

3. What nickname is Stanley given after he has dug his first hole?

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

5. What does Stanley pretend Camp Green Lake is to make it more enjoyable?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Pendanski tell the boys during their counseling time in Part 1?

3. What crime is Stanley sent to Camp Green Lake for?

4. What happens when Magnet steals Mr. Sir's sunflower seeds?

5. How does Mr. Sir punish Stanley even though Stanley doesn't say anything about Mr. Sir's discolored face?

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

7. What does the warden do since there was something found presumably where X-Ray had been digging?

8. What does Zero want from Stanley?

9. Describe the shovels and the reason that the kids are given the shovels at Camp Green Lake.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the relationship between Zero and Stanley to that of the relationship between Madam Zeroni and Elya Yelnats.

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