The Pigman Vocabulary


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Which of the following terms from The Pigman means a person who is intentionally oppositional?

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1. Which of the following terms from The Pigman means a hobby?

2. Which of the following terms from The Pigman does John use to insult Dennis and Norton?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to gauge your understanding of how word choice affects storytelling in the novel The Pigman. Questions will focus on specific words and how they were used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will allow you to test your knowledge of:

  • What term means a person who is intentionally oppositional
  • What term can be used to refer to a hobby
  • The term John uses to insult Dennis and Norton

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the word John uses to describe school officials
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases from their definitions, such as earnings made by taking advantage of someone else
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vocabulary used in The Pigman to characterize certain people and actions

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about the author's choice of words, read the lesson titled The Pigman Vocabulary. Concepts covered will include:

  • How the characters use of 'epic' shows their view on their experiences
  • The use of 'prevarications' throughout the novel and how it affects the story
  • Why John and Lorraine appear to be 'hawking' something when they visit Mr. Pignati