Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Father Abbot Mortimer's impression of Matthias at the beginning of the book, and what does he tell Matthias?
Father Abbot Mortimer's impression of Matthias at the beginning of the book is that he is a buffoon of a mouse. He tells Matthias that he needs to take life a little slower.
2. How are Father Abbot Mortimer and Matthias dressed and why?
Father Abbot Mortimer wears the dark green-brown of the Order. Matthias wears the lighter green garb of the novice.
3. What does Friar Hugo say that he is going to do with the grayling?
Friar Hugo says that he is going to turn the grayling into a dish he names Grayling a la Redwall. He has the other mice fetch him herbs, honey, and fresh cream.
4. What do the otters do at the Jubilee?
The otters tumble, balance, and create a comic atmosphere at the Jubilee. They wear clown costumes as they do this.
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