From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following literary devices describes the main idea of a novel?

2. What does Claudia make Jamie promise to do once he has read her plan?

3. Which of the following is the author of this novel?

4. Which of the following words best describes how Jamie wants Claudia to feel in the Italian Renaissance room?

5. Which of the following characters is the bus driver?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the children acquire many of their lunches?

2. Why is researching the statue exciting to the children?

3. Why does the money make so much noise in Jamie's pocket?

4. What genre would the prologue indicate this novel will be?

5. How is Claudia's desire to run away untraditional?

6. Why does Jamie insist on walking?

7. What is Mrs. Frankweiler sending to her attorney?

8. Why does Jamie pick the Italian Renaissance room?

9. Why do Claudia and Jamie wait for awhile before coming up out of their hiding places?

10. Why do Jamie and Claudia hid on the bus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing changes that occurred throughout the novel. The changes could be in the form of character changes, changes in beliefs, changes in knowledge, etc. Use specific examples from the text to support your essay.

Essay Topic 2

Write an epilogue chapter to balance out the prologue at the beginning of this novel.

Essay Topic 3

Have the students write an essay on how this novel would be different if it had been written from a different point of view (such as Saxonberg's).

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