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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of pictures does the book that Sunny chooses have?
(a) Teeth
(b) A bed
(c) Toys
(d) Candy

2. What did the children buy for dessert for Count Olaf and the troupe?
(a) Pudding
(b) Cake
(c) Pie
(d) Ice Cream

3. Who does Count Olaf say he got a phone call from?
(a) Mr. Poe
(b) Mrs. Poe
(c) Justice Strauss
(d) Their family lawyer

4. Who knocks on the front door while Violet and Klaus are trying to figure out what to have for dinner?
(a) The hook-handed man
(b) Mrs. Poe
(c) Justice Strauss
(d) Mr. Poe

5. What does Count Olaf tell the children that he wants them to do in order to feel more at home with him?
(a) Come watch the play
(b) Participate in his play
(c) Put their names on the stationary
(d) Paint thier bedrooms

Short Answer Questions

1. What is carved on Count Olaf's front door?

2. How long does Mr. Poe say the children have to wait to be able to use their family's money?

3. What does Sunny say that gives Klaus and Violet an idea of what to do to learn about Olaf's plans?

4. What does Klaus tell Mr. Poe that Count Olaf is?

5. What happens to the beach when it is sunny and nice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Justice Strauss tell the children when they see her extensive book collection?

2. What does a normal day entail for the children at Count Olaf's house as described early on in Chapter 3?

3. What is Violet's initial response to playing Count Olaf's bride in Chapter 6?

4. In Chapter 3 after Klaus and Violet think about their parents what does Klaus suddenly begin yelling?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 5 what are the children's moods when they wake up the next morning?

6. What does Violet suggest they do in Chapter 5 while they are chopping wood? What is Klaus' reaction?

7. Describe how the story of the Baudelaire children is introduced.

8. What is Count Olaf's reaction upon learning they are not having roast beef?

9. What does Violet mean when she says that Mr. Poe was like the executioner in Chapter 1?

10. Describe the Baudelaire children's response when they first meet Justice Strauss.

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