Out of the Dust: Summary, Characters & Theme

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Which of these is NOT a theme of Out of the Dust?

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1. Who is Mad Dog Craddock?

2. Who wrote Out of the Dust?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Out of the Dust is a 1997 novel by Karen Hesse, which you'll understand better with the help of this quiz/worksheet. Quiz questions test what you know about the novel's events and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions will test your knowledge of:

  • How Ma gets kerosene on her
  • Why Billy Jo's Ma lets her play at the Palace
  • The themes of Out of the Dust

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the themes of Out of the Dust
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Billy Jo realizes at Flagstaff

Additional Learning

Learn more about this novel through the lesson called Out of the Dust: Summary, Characters & Theme. You can explore the lesson to further your learning with these objectives:

  • Learn the story of Out of the Dust
  • Know major characters and scenes from the novel
  • Understand the themes of the novel
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