The Bad Beginning Test | Final 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. What does Violet do that causes her to begin thinking as she walks down the stairs with Olaf to the play?

2. What explanation does Klaus give to Justice Strauss for why they are reading her large law books?

3. Who comes by and tells the children they look wonderful after they are in their outfits?

4. What does Klaus tell Justice Strauss to make sure Sunny doesn't eat?

5. What reason is explained to Klaus for the reason that Klaus has been allowed to live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what makes Violet's plan risky and dangerous.

2. Describe what Count Olaf says and Violet thinks when he is asking her if it would be so bad being married to him in Chapter 8?

3. What is Count Olaf's response in Chapter 8 when Klaus calls him a terrible man?

4. What is Justice Strauss' reaction when she sees the children before they go on in Chapter 12?

5. Describe the grappling hook that Violet creates to attempt a rescue in Chapter 8.

6. What are the costumes that Klaus and Violet are put into for 'The Marvelous Marriage'?

7. What does Klaus do as the hook-handed man leaves the library to fetch Violet and Sunny in Chapter 7?

8. What does the hook-handed man tell Klaus in Chapter 7 that frightens Klaus?

9. What is Justice Strauss' response when Violet and Klaus ask her if she is excited about being in Olaf's play in Chapter 7?

10. What does Violet find when she reaches the top of the tower and has climbed her grappling hook?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Count Olaf seems to have a large following in his acting troupe. Why is he able to command so much loyalty? Why are Justice Strauss, Mr. Poe and seemingly every other adult taken in by his rouse?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the story it is said that the children face an unknown future. Is their situation any better or safer at the end than it had been when they were living with Count Olaf? Explain. If the story had stopped here, and there had been no sequel, how would it have affected the reader's perception of what happens to the children long term?

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