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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom is Mrs. Frankweiler writing in the prologue?
(a) Attorney
(b) Doctor
(c) Son
(d) Daughter

2. How many of Claudia's siblings are girls?
(a) 1
(c) 3
(d) 2

3. How does Claudia plan on entering the museum the first time?
(a) Side door
(b) Back door
(c) Children's museum door
(d) Front door

4. Where will Jamie and Claudia be hiding out?
(a) Bus
(b) Woods
(c) Subway
(d) Museum

5. Which of the following is the best definition of files as used in the title of this novel?
(a) Rubs
(b) Folders
(c) Reports
(d) Records

6. Which of the following words best describes how Jamie wants Claudia to feel in the Italian Renaissance room?
(a) Bored
(b) Excited
(c) Intriguied
(d) Tired

7. Which of the following characters is the narrator of this novel?
(a) Mrs. Frankweiler
(b) Will
(c) Saxonberg
(d) Claudia

8. How many brothers does Claudia have?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 2
(d) 5

9. Why were Jamie and Claudia in such a hurry to get dressed in the morning?
(a) They slept late and knew the museum would be opening
(b) They needed to get home
(c) They heard guards coming
(d) It was cold in the museum

10. Where does Claudia hide the plans for Jamie to find?
(a) Under his pillow
(b) In his trumpet case
(c) On the bus
(d) In his drawer

11. How does Claudia plan to enter the museum the second time?
(a) Children's museum door
(b) Back door
(c) Side door
(d) Front door

12. Besides the money, what other item did Jamie choose to bring on the adventure?
(a) Pet Rock
(b) Watch
(c) Compass
(d) Wallet

13. What was the main staple of food the children spent their own money on?
(a) Nuts
(b) Hot dogs
(c) Peanut butter crackers
(d) Cheese

14. Why does Claudia want to buy a newspaper?
(a) To find out more about the statue
(b) To see if she is reported missing
(c) To keep her vow to learn something new every day
(d) To see why the lines in the museum are so long

15. Which of the following literary devices describes the main character?
(a) Character
(b) Speaker
(c) Antagonist
(d) Protagonist

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Claudia and Jamie plan to spend the night?

2. How many letters does Claudia mail before heading off toward New York?

3. How old is Mrs. Frankweiler?

4. Where do Claudia and Jamie go on the train?

5. Why were Claudia and Jamie uncomfortable on the bus?

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