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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. How does Principal Nero describe Coach Genghis to Mr. Remora and Mrs. Bass?
2. What does Violet say is the shape of her potato?
3. What does the narrator say he went to a masquerade ball as?
4. What do the students have to do at gym time?
5. What do the Quagmires need a string for?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 11 in what way are the children reminded of being at home?
2. What starts the fight between Klaus and Isadora?
3. What are the children sore from in the beginning of Chapter 8?
4. How do the children do on their exams?
5. What does the narrator explain that Coach Genghis has the Baudelaire children do every night?
6. What is odd about the fact that Violet says "if we are lucky" as the narrator describes it in Chapter 8?
7. What do Isadora and Duncan tell the Baudelaires they have been looking for in old newspapers?
8. In the end of Chapter 8 what does the narrator explain about the Baudelaires' desire to be lucky and how lucky they want to be?
9. What happens to the children's school work as a result of their S.O.R.E.?
10. How tired are the Baudelaire children as described in Chapter 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Speculate on the reason that the narrator began telling the story of Beatrice in the middle of the story.
Why did he suddenly stop?
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of the Baudelaire children finding a friend in the Quagmire children?
Should the Baudelaire children have refused to let the Quagmires help them? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Coach Genghis, also known as Count Olaf, and Principal Nero appear to have a lot in common.
1) Is it possible that Principal Nero would have been willing to help Count Olaf? Explain.
2) Did Count Olaf perchance honestly like Principal Nero or was he simply using him? Explain your answer.
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