Armpit from Holes


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In Holes by Louis Sachar, why is Theodore Johnson named Armpit?

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1. In Holes by Louis Sachar, who is responsible for naming each camper?

2. In Holes by Louis Sachar, what is main character, Stanley Yelnats's, nickname?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you assess how much you know about Armpit from Holes. You will be quizzed on such facts as Armpit's character and how he got his name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in this assessment refer to:

  • Why this character is nicknamed 'Armpit'
  • Which character gives all the campers nicknames
  • The nickname of the main character, Stanley Yelnats
  • The way in which Armpit shows his soft side
  • How Armpit is involved in the fight between Stanley and Zigzag

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the origin of Armpit's nickname
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Armpit's soft side
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who gives everyone at the camp nicknames and what Stanley's nickname is

Additional Learning

Find out more about this minor character by reading the lesson titled Armpit from Holes. The lesson covers:

  • Why their nicknames are important to each camper
  • Who stands up for Stanley when he first arrives at the camp
  • What Armpit tells another camper during a confrontation with Stanley