Elya Yelnats in Holes


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In Holes by Louis Sachar, who is Elya Yelnats to the main character, Stanley Yelnats?

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1. In Holes by Louis Sachar, why did Elya Yelnats need a pig?

2. In Holes by Louis Sachar, which part of his agreement with Madame Zeroni did Elya fail to fulfill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you a few short questions about the character Elya Yelnats from the novel Holes. You'll be asked about Elya's relation to the book's main character, as well as questions about his agreement with Madame Zeroni.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Know Elya Yelnats' relation to the novel's main character
  • Recall why Elya Yelnats needs a pig
  • Understand why Elya failed to fulfill part of his agreement with Madame Zeroni
  • Remember why Elya did not marry Myra

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll use by taking this quiz include:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Elya Yelnats to tell his relation to the main character of Holes
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the nature of Elya and Madame Zeroni's agreement
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to take away the most important information from the lesson on Elya Yelnats

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, Elya Yelnats in Holes, to learn more about this character. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn where Elya grew up
  • Know who Elya marries in America
  • Define the word ''palindrome''