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Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 5

In this series of worksheets, students are accompanied in their independent reading of the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Chapters 22–28.

'Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 5' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet is based on chapters 22–28 of the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. You must have read these chapters before attempting the questions.

 

In chapter 22 Stanley begins to teach Zero to read. What other skill does Zero demonstrate?

 

Person holding a book in shallow focus - stock photo

He can read very quickly.

He is very good at maths.

He can draw well.

At the end of chapter 22, Stanley makes an amazing connection. What is it?

Beautiful lipstick isolated on white - stock photo

That the gold tube is a lipstick lid belonging to the Warden.

That the gold tube is a lipstick lid belonging to his mother.

That the gold tube is a lipstick lid belonging to Kissin' Kate Barlow.

In chapter 23, the reader is introduced to another narrative (storyline). We learn about the story of Miss Katherine Barlow. 

Tick the four statements about Miss Katherine Barlow that are true.

She made fabulous spiced peaches.

She was the town's only teacher.

She taught children in the day and adults in the evenings.

She wasn't liked because she was so strict.

She went on a date with Charles Walker.

She refused to date Charles Walker.

In chapter 24, how does Mr Sir punish Stanley for what the Warden did to him?

made him dig two holes a day

poured his water onto the sand

hit him

In chapter 25, the reader learns more about the past inhabitants of Green Lake.

 

 

Sachar introduces the character of Sam. What does Sam sell?

onions

bread

milk

Sam and the town's people believed in the power of onions. What did they believe they could do?

Fresh onion bulbs isolated on white background, clipping path included - stock photo

ward off bad spirits

cure illnesses

make those who eat them rich

Sam offers to mend the roof of the school in exchange for spiced peaches. However, he is not allowed to go into the school when other people are there. Why?

He is black.

He is a man.

He can't read.

Katherine falls in love with Sam but Green Lake at that time was a racist town. What happens when they kiss?

Their friends celebrate.

They are seen and told that God will punish them.

They are arrested.

The Sheriff plans to hang Sam. Why?

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He is jealous of him.

It is against the law for a black man to kiss a white woman.

He has stolen money.

Sam and Katherine try to escape but Sam gets shot. What happened to Green Lake after that day?

There was an earthquake.

It never rained again.

There was a great fire.

At the end of chapter 27, the writer reveals an important fact about Zero. What is it?

He can already read.

He is the son of Mr Sir.

His name is Hector Zeroni.

How does learning Zero's real name make the reader link the different narratives (storylines) together?

The reader realises he is connected to Sam.

The reader realises he is connected to Madame Zeroni.

The reader realises he is connected to Stanley's dad.

In chapter 28, the final chapter of Part One, the writer makes the reader connect the Kate Barlow story with the Camp at Green Lake and suggests the reason the boys are digging. 

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What do you think the Warden is making them dig for?

Kate's loot

deadly lizards

onions

Were you correct in your earlier prediction of why the boys were digging?

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yes

no

Which four images below are associated with the narrative about Elya and Madam Zeroni and the narrative about Kate Barlow?

pig

sheep

mountain

onions

peaches

apples

  • Question 1

In chapter 22 Stanley begins to teach Zero to read. What other skill does Zero demonstrate?

 

Person holding a book in shallow focus - stock photo

CORRECT ANSWER
He is very good at maths.
EDDIE SAYS
Zero is very good at maths.
  • Question 2

At the end of chapter 22, Stanley makes an amazing connection. What is it?

Beautiful lipstick isolated on white - stock photo

CORRECT ANSWER
That the gold tube is a lipstick lid belonging to Kissin' Kate Barlow.
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley realises that the gold tube is a lipstick lid belonging to Kissin' Kate Barlow.
  • Question 3

In chapter 23, the reader is introduced to another narrative (storyline). We learn about the story of Miss Katherine Barlow. 

Tick the four statements about Miss Katherine Barlow that are true.

CORRECT ANSWER
She made fabulous spiced peaches.
She was the town's only teacher.
She taught children in the day and adults in the evenings.
She refused to date Charles Walker.
EDDIE SAYS
Miss Katherine Barlow made fabulous spiced peaches, was the town's only teacher, taught children in the day and adults in the evening and she refused to date Charles Walker.
  • Question 4

In chapter 24, how does Mr Sir punish Stanley for what the Warden did to him?

CORRECT ANSWER
poured his water onto the sand
EDDIE SAYS
Mr Sir punished Stanley by pouring his water onto the sand.
  • Question 5

In chapter 25, the reader learns more about the past inhabitants of Green Lake.

 

 

Sachar introduces the character of Sam. What does Sam sell?

CORRECT ANSWER
onions
EDDIE SAYS
Sam sells onions.
  • Question 6

Sam and the town's people believed in the power of onions. What did they believe they could do?

Fresh onion bulbs isolated on white background, clipping path included - stock photo

CORRECT ANSWER
cure illnesses
EDDIE SAYS
Sam and the town's people believed that onions could cure illnesses.
  • Question 7

Sam offers to mend the roof of the school in exchange for spiced peaches. However, he is not allowed to go into the school when other people are there. Why?

CORRECT ANSWER
He is black.
EDDIE SAYS
Sam is not allowed to go into the school house in the day because he is black.
  • Question 8

Katherine falls in love with Sam but Green Lake at that time was a racist town. What happens when they kiss?

CORRECT ANSWER
They are seen and told that God will punish them.
EDDIE SAYS
When Sam and Katherine kiss they are seen and told that God will punish them.
  • Question 9

The Sheriff plans to hang Sam. Why?

sheriff star isolated on white - stock photo

CORRECT ANSWER
It is against the law for a black man to kiss a white woman.
EDDIE SAYS
The sheriff plans to hang Sam because it is against the law for a black man to kiss a white woman.
  • Question 10

Sam and Katherine try to escape but Sam gets shot. What happened to Green Lake after that day?

CORRECT ANSWER
It never rained again.
EDDIE SAYS
The day after Sam got shot it never rained again.
  • Question 11

At the end of chapter 27, the writer reveals an important fact about Zero. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
His name is Hector Zeroni.
EDDIE SAYS
The reader learns that Zero's real name is Hector Zeroni.
  • Question 12

How does learning Zero's real name make the reader link the different narratives (storylines) together?

CORRECT ANSWER
The reader realises he is connected to Madame Zeroni.
EDDIE SAYS
Learning Zero's name, Hector Zeroni, makes the reader connect him to Madame Zeroni.
  • Question 13

In chapter 28, the final chapter of Part One, the writer makes the reader connect the Kate Barlow story with the Camp at Green Lake and suggests the reason the boys are digging. 

old shovel on white background - stock photo

What do you think the Warden is making them dig for?

CORRECT ANSWER
Kate's loot
EDDIE SAYS
The warden is making them dig for Kate's loot.
  • Question 14

Were you correct in your earlier prediction of why the boys were digging?

business briefcase full of money - stock vector

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Good job!
  • Question 15

Which four images below are associated with the narrative about Elya and Madam Zeroni and the narrative about Kate Barlow?

CORRECT ANSWER
pig
mountain
onions
peaches
EDDIE SAYS
Images associated are: pig, mountain, onions and peaches.
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