Holes Vocabulary Chapter 40-50
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Holes Vocabulary Quiz Chapter 40-50
Question #1: Choose the best answer for the question.

Unlike the eastern shore, where Camp Green Lake was situated, the Western shore did not slope down gradually.

Another word for "situated" is______________.
Question #2: Choose the best answer for the question.

He was able to lift Zero high enough for him to grab the protruding slab of rock.

A "protruding"slab of rock________________.
Question #3: Choose the best answer for the question.

If there was no water, no refuge, then they'd have nothing, not even hope.

A place of "refuge" offers_________________.
Question #4: Choose the best answer for the question.

It became too steep to go straight up. Instead, they zigzagged back and forth, increasing their altitude by small increments every time they changed directions.

Another word for "altitude" is_____________.
Question #5: Choose the best answer for the question.

As the ground flattened, a huge stone precipice rose up ahead of him, just barely visible in the moonlight.

A "precipice" is ______________________.
Question #6: Choose the best answer for the question.

"I'm glad Becca's all right," Hattie said contritely.

To be contrite is to be__________________.
Question #7: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

"Myra's head is a empty as a flowerpot."

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Question #8: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

"Zigzag's head seemed to bob up and down on his neck, like it was on a spring."

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Question #9: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

As Stanley made his way across the room, he tripped over an outstretched leg. "Hey, watch it!" said an orange lump on a chair.

Comparison:
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Question #10: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

It was the first time Stanley had ever seen Zero smile. He usually had such an angry expression on his face. Now he had such a huge smile it almost seemed too big for his face, like the smile on a jack o'lantern.

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Question #11: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

That part of [Stanley's] head, between his neck and ear, was considerably swollen. There were no mirrors in camp, but he imagined he looked like he had a hard -boiled egg sticking out of him.

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Question #12: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

His real name was Charles Walker, but everyone called him Trout because his two feet smelled like a couple of dead fish.

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Question #13: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

Onion Sam had turned the old run-down schoolhouse into a well-crafted, freshly painted jewel of a building that the whole town was proud of.

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Question #14: Read the sentence, identify the comparison (simile or metaphor) and explain what is being compared to.

When they reached the flat ground, Stanley looked up to see the sun, a fiery ball balancing on top of Big Thumb, God was twirling like a basketball.

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