Madame Zeroni in Holes


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In Holes by Louis Sachar, who is Elya Yelnats to the Stanley Yelnats, a camper at Camp Green Lake?

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1. In Holes by Louis Sachar, what did Madame Zeroni give Elya Yelnats to impress the father of his love interest, Myra?

2. In Holes by Louis Sachar, what did Elya have to promise Madame Zeroni in exchange for the piglet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who was Madame Zeroni and what role does she play in the novel Holes? This is the information you'll need to know in order to successfully answer the multiple-choice questions contained in this quiz/worksheet combo. Other characters such as Myra and Elya Yelnats will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When using this assessment, you will need to answer questions about:

  • How Stanley Yelnats is related to Elya Yelnats
  • What Madame Zeroni gave Elya to impress the father of the girl he loves
  • The promise Elya had to make to Madame Zeroni
  • What would happen to Elya if he did not fulfill his promise to Madame Zeroni
  • How the curse gets broken

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as how the curse is broken
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Elya and Stanley are related
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what Madame Zeroni gives to Elya as a way to impress the father of his love interest

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this character, you can do so by accessing the lesson titled Madame Zeroni in Holes. The lesson provides:

  • A brief summary of the plot of Holes
  • An explanation as to why Elya visits Madame Zeroni
  • Details about Elya's decision that breaks his promise with Madame Zeroni
  • Lists things that have happened to the Yelnats' that makes the men believe there is really a curse on the family