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The House of Dies Drear

The House of Dies Drear


by Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear: Great Negative Marketing Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House of Dies Drear? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does the Smalls’ house have secret rooms and hidden passageways?

Because it was built by an eccentric millionaire
Because it used to be a stop on the Underground Railroad
Because it was once owned by a wanted criminal who strived always to leave himself an escape route
Because Batman used to live there
Q. Who supposedly haunts the house?

An abolitionist
A bounty hunter
Pangs of regret
An historian
Q. What did Thomas read that caused trouble with his father?

An issue of Playboy. His father was upset with him because he was actually reading it for the articles.
A book of ghost stories
A history book written by someone other than his father
A report that detailed the history of the house
Q. Who rescues Thomas when he is trapped under the house?

Mr. Pluto, the caretaker
Mac Darrow
Lex Luthor, who’s trying to turn over a new leaf
His mother
His father
Q. Where is Thomas excited to go?

To a new church
To a new school
To a new library
To get beaten up at the new bus stop by a brand new set of bullies