Holes Vocabulary


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What is a synonym for wearily?

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1. What could have felt stifling to Stanley in Holes by Louis Sachar?

2. Which word means barren and empty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this worksheet and quiz combination focus on some of the vocabulary that you will encounter in Holes by Louis Sachar. The quiz will test you on finding synonyms for ''empty'' and ''wearily'' and selecting words that describe the work the boys are made to do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions asking you:

  • To select the synonym for ''barren''
  • What Stanley felt that was ''stifling''
  • Which in a list of given words is an antonym for ''scowled''

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of what the boys had to do to choose the words that best describe the work
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what it was that made Stanley feel as though something was ''stifling'' him
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to choose a word that means the opposite of ''scowled''

Additional Learning

To learn more, examine the lesson titled Holes Vocabulary. You should understand the meanings of the following terms when you are finished:

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