The Miserable Mill Test | Mid-Book 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. Everything about the children's new home seems what?

2. How long ago did the previous foreman quit?

3. What obscures the guardian's face?

4. What lines the street of the town?

5. Where does Klaus finally lay down?

Short Essay Questions

1. Do you think it was right for Mr. Poe to leave the children alone at the station in Paltryville? Why or why not?

2. Describe the town of Paltryville.

3. Why are the workers incapable of having anything other than gum for lunch?

4. What might the guardian's reasons for wanting the children to work in the mill until Violet comes of age be?

5. Describe the library and how the children feel about it.

6. How is foreshadowing used in chapter two?

7. What opinion do the children have about Count Olaf, in chapter 5, and do you agree with it?

8. Describe the major change in the plot line, in chapter 6.

9. Do you think the library will affect the rest of the story? Why or why not?

10. What observations can you make about Foreman Flacutono's actions in chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following characters and write a detailed profile of what they look like and how they act throughout the book. Be sure to use several specific parts of the story to support your descriptions.

Dr. Orwell



Essay Topic 2

List three sections of the book that used symbolism and how it was used in each of those sections.

Essay Topic 3

Mr. Poe abandoned the children in Paltryville at the start of the book, though he did return in the end and rescue them from being handed over tot he Count.

Part 1: Do you feel that Mr. Poe's actions at the end of the book made up for his actions in the beginning? Why or why not?

Part 2: What do you feel would have happened in a real town in the present day if someone left three children to fend for themselves like Mr. Poe did?

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