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

2. When Klaus reappears, what is his attitude like?

3. Suddenly, Klaus's eyes go wide and he immediately leaves the dormitory to go where?

4. The children return to the mill and find what?

5. Who is at the controls of the saw?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What could possibly be causing Klaus' strange behavior, in the start of chapter 7?

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

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

7. 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?

8. How does Violet realize what the secret word to completely release Klaus from his trance is and when does she use it?

9. What is known so far about Count Olaf and which people in the story he is working with?

10. What role does Sunny play in the chapter 12 battle?

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

Of the following locations, choose one and describe it and how it was used in the story in detail. Use several examples from the story to support your response:

1. The dormitory

2. The mill

3. Sir's office

4. The Library

5. The doctor's office

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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