Zero from Holes


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In Holes by Louis Sachar, why is Hector Zeroni nicknamed 'Zero?'

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1. In Holes by Louis Sachar, what is the connection between Stanley's and Zero's families?

2. In Holes by Louis Sachar, who does Zero whack in the head with a shovel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly assess your knowledge of Zero's role in Holes by answering questions in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on actions taken by Zero and events that impact this character and the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will require that you know facts about:

  • Why this character is nicknamed 'Zero'
  • The connection between Stanley's and Zero's families
  • Who Zero strikes with a shovel
  • How the curse on the Yelnatses becomes broken
  • How Zero finds his mother

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as where Zero's nickname comes from
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what connects the Yelnatses and the Zeronis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the character that Zero hits with a shovel and Zero finding his mother

Additional Learning

Learn more about this important character by reading the lesson titled, Zero from Holes. You'll find out:

  • How Zero and Stanley become friends
  • Details about the curse between the Yelnats and Zeroni families
  • The ways that Zero is abused at the camp
  • What happens when Stanley goes looking for Zero in the desert
  • How the story ends