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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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



2. What does the theater troupe do when they are ready to have dinner?



3. What do the children see on the wall when they step into Count Olaf's house?



4. What is the only decoration in the children's room?



5. What does the peep hole on Count Olaf's door look like?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. How does Klaus' all night reading in Chapter 8 compare to how he used to stay up all night reading when his parents were alive?



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



4. Explain the mood of the Baudelaire children in the beginning of Chapter 2 after they have learned of their parents' deaths.



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



6. What is it that Violet's parents told her when they brought both Klaus, and later, Sunny, home from the hospital?



7. Describe the scene seen by the children at the beginning of Chapter 12 while they are standing back stage of the play.



8. What is Edgar and Albert's response when Mr. Poe tells the Baudelaire children that they are leaving the next day?



9. Explain what happens when Klaus talks back to Count Olaf in chapter four telling him that their family money can't be touched until Violet is of age.



10. What is the children's response in Chapter 1 when they hear that their parents have just died?



Essay Topics

1) What is significant about Count Olaf's acting career?

2) Could Count Olaf have had a different career? Explain.

3) What is general thought about actors as a stereotype? Does Count Olaf fit this description? Explain.

The children are trying to think up ways out of the tower and come up with several odd possibilities but nothing that will work.

1) What does it say about the children and their knowledge that they are able to come up with Molotov cocktails and polygamy?

2) What would you have done if you were in their position?

Take a closer look at Justice Strauss.

1) Why did she take to the children so quickly? Why did she offer to come let them live with her?

2) Why did the children not try to tell her about how they were being treated? Would she have believed them?

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