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The Wave

The Wave

by Todd Strasser

The Wave: Themes (for the most part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Wave? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does power do to most of the people involved in The Wave?


It makes them confident.
It corrupts them.
It makes them dance.
It makes them mad.
Q. According to The Wave, why is history important?


It’s not. It’s just a tool to make students fall asleep.
It makes us respect our elders.
It makes us work toward a historic ideal.
It helps us build a better future by learning from past mistakes.
Q. What does The Wave teach us about loyalty?


Absolute loyalty is the way to go.
Loyalty is for cowards.
You should never be blindly loyal to anyone.
Group loyalty is more important than personal loyalty.
Q. What common trait do students who resist The Wave share?


A strong sense of personal identity
A strong sense of loyalty
Good grades
Converse high-tops
Q. What aspect of The Wave probably made most students join?


The awesome teacher behind it
The rigid rules
The relief from the competitive atmosphere of high school
The relief from having to think clearly about things
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