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Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 8

In this series of worksheets, students are accompanied in their independent reading of the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Chapters 44–50.

'Reading Fiction: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar 8' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Inference and Evidence

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet is based on chapters 44–50 of Louis Sachar's novel Holes. It is important you have read these chapters before answering the questions.

 

In chapter 44, what do Stanley and Zero dig up?

a suitcase

gold

a gun

Chapter 44 ends on a cliffhanger. What is it?

Zero collapses due to exhaustion.

Stanley gets bitten by a lizard.

The Warden discovers the boys and the suitcase.

In chapter 45, the boys are in real danger as Stanley treads on a lizard's nest. How many lizards are on him?

four

five

six

In chapter 46, the writer emphasises the danger the boys are in with his use of sentence lengths. Reread the first page of the chapter. What sort of sentences does the writer use to build up tension?

short

long

In chapter 46, the Warden declares that the boys no longer need to dig holes. Why?

She will be too busy punishing Stanley and Zero.

She has found what they were digging for.

She is closing the camp.

In chapter 47, the Warden tries to claim that the suitcase is hers but she is unable to because it has Stanley's name on it. How is this possible?

It belonged to Stanley's great-grandfather Stanley who was robbed by Kate Barlow.

It was the suitcase Stanley brought to camp.

Zero wrote Stanley's name on it.

In chapter 48, Stanley and Zero are saved by who?

Stanley's lawyer

Stanley's parents

Mr Pendanski

In chapter 49, the writer reveals to the reader, through a flashback, why Stanley and Zero didn't get bitten by the lizards in the hole. What saves them?

luck

onions

the suitcase

What happens at the end of chapter 49 to show that the curse of Madame Zeroni has been lifted?

it snows

it rains

the sun shines

What kind of ending does Louis Sachar give his novel?

a happy ending

an open ending

a sad ending

  • Question 1

In chapter 44, what do Stanley and Zero dig up?

CORRECT ANSWER
a suitcase
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley and Zero dig up a suitcase.
  • Question 2

Chapter 44 ends on a cliffhanger. What is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
The Warden discovers the boys and the suitcase.
EDDIE SAYS
Chapter 44 ends with a cliffhanger because the Warden discovers the boys and the suitcase.
  • Question 3

In chapter 45, the boys are in real danger as Stanley treads on a lizard's nest. How many lizards are on him?

CORRECT ANSWER
six
EDDIE SAYS
There are six lizards on Stanley.
  • Question 4

In chapter 46, the writer emphasises the danger the boys are in with his use of sentence lengths. Reread the first page of the chapter. What sort of sentences does the writer use to build up tension?

CORRECT ANSWER
short
EDDIE SAYS
The writer uses short sentences to build up tension at the start of the chapter.
  • Question 5

In chapter 46, the Warden declares that the boys no longer need to dig holes. Why?

CORRECT ANSWER
She has found what they were digging for.
EDDIE SAYS
The Warden declares that the boys no longer need to dig holes as she has found what they are digging for.
  • Question 6

In chapter 47, the Warden tries to claim that the suitcase is hers but she is unable to because it has Stanley's name on it. How is this possible?

CORRECT ANSWER
It belonged to Stanley's great-grandfather Stanley who was robbed by Kate Barlow.
EDDIE SAYS
The suitcase had Stanley's name on because it belonged to Stanley's great-grandfather Stanley who was robbed by Kate Barlow.
  • Question 7

In chapter 48, Stanley and Zero are saved by who?

CORRECT ANSWER
Stanley's lawyer
EDDIE SAYS
Stanley and Zero are saved by Stanley's lawyer.
  • Question 8

In chapter 49, the writer reveals to the reader, through a flashback, why Stanley and Zero didn't get bitten by the lizards in the hole. What saves them?

CORRECT ANSWER
onions
EDDIE SAYS
The onions save the boys from the lizards because they have eaten so many and the lizards don't like the smell!
  • Question 9

What happens at the end of chapter 49 to show that the curse of Madame Zeroni has been lifted?

CORRECT ANSWER
it rains
EDDIE SAYS
At the end of chapter 49, the rain falls on Greenlake showing that Madame Zeroni's curse is finally lifted.
  • Question 10

What kind of ending does Louis Sachar give his novel?

CORRECT ANSWER
a happy ending
EDDIE SAYS
By tying up all the loose ends, the writer gives the novel a happy ending.
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