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by Louis Sachar

Holes: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Holes? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What food protects Stanley and Zero from the yellow-spotted lizards?

The peach
The humble onion
The stew at Camp Green Lake
Q. In the book, what does body odor often signify?

The difference between what's on the surface and what's underneath
A deadly disease
Your mom forgetting to buy you deodorant when she was at the store
The evil that lurks in the hearts of men
Q. Why does the rain stop falling on the town of Green Lake?

It's having an identity crisis
The peach trees have all died
There's an approaching storm system
The townspeople murder Sam
Q. What does Sam make with his onions that helps the townspeople of Green Lake?

A spray to help their crops grow
One heck of an onion stew
Onion rings, of course. Yum.
Q. What is one reason for all the holes in the book?

To remind us to be careful where we step
To make us think about all the empty spaces and the things that are missing
To teach us about black holes
To show us where the treasure is