The Miserable Mill 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. How many times has Klaus been tripped, as of the end of chapter 12?

2. Klaus obediently begins operating the large machine and everyone else begins doing what?

3. The woman in the waiting room wears a bad what on her head?

4. Violet learns that what can be used to get a person to perform a task under hypnosis?

5. Phil is injured when what happens?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Violet afraid or intimidated, in chapter 10? Why or why not?

2. When Violet and Sunny finally get in to see Sir, what does Violet tell him?

3. How does Violet handle confronting the count and do you agree or disagree with her reaction.

4. What realization does Klaus make on the way to the eye doctor for the second time? Also, why doesn't that realization help him at the time?

5. Explain the significance of the phrase "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" in chapter 8.

6. Describe Klaus' odd behavior, in chapter 7 as a whole and how the Foreman reacts to it at the end of the chapter. What might everything all together indicate?

7. Where do Violet and Sunny go, after leaving Sir's office, and what do they do when they get there?

8. What is the process of how Violet finds the answer in the library and what is the answer that she finds?

9. Describe the machine Klaus runs, in chapter 7, and the process involved.

10. What happens to Klaus at his second trip to the eye doctor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Klaus is one of the primary focal points in the story.

1. What is Klaus like in the beginning of the book?

2. Do you think that it added to the story to have Klaus hypnotized for most of the book, or do you think it took away from the story because his character wasn't really fully defined?

Use several examples from the story to back up your responses.

Essay Topic 2

Based on what you know from the book, define each of the following characters as good, bad or neutral and explain your answers:

1. Sir

2. Charles

3. Mr. Poe

4. Phil

Essay Topic 3

The children in the story have clearly been through a lot. Choose any two of the following questions about them and answer them in detail, using examples from the book.

Which of the three children is the strongest and why?

Which of the three children is the weakest and why?

Which of the three children is the smartest and why?

Which character in the book has hurt or betrayed the children the most and why?

(see the answer keys)

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