If you had a quiz on the book The Wednesday Wars, what would be the questions?

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A quiz on The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt would be indeed a very entertaining and worthwhile activity. Here are some suggestions for questions and their answers.

  • How many of the chapters are named after calendar months and which months are they?

Answer: Ten. September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June.

  • What is the name of Holling’s school?

Answer: Camillo Junior High School.

  • Why do the students think that Mrs. Baker is cold?

Answer: Because she doesn’t like holiday decorations in her classroom. She also doesn’t actively encourage student motivation through the use of rewards as much as other teachers.

  • Why does Holling think Mrs. Baker doesn’t like him?

Answer: Because he is the only Presbyterian student and Mrs. Baker makes him do many chores.

  • Name the first two Shakespeare plays that Holling is encountering in the novel

Answer: The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice

  • What is the name of the sweet treat that plays a role in the novel?

Answer: Cream puff

  • Whose signature is Holling trying to get and which team does this person play for?

Answer: The signature of Mickey Mantle, who plays for the Yankees

  • What does Mrs. Baker’s husband do?

Answer: He is fighting in Vietnam

  • Name the politician, whose assassination is mentioned in the book

Answer: Robert (“Bobby”) Kennedy

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