The Reptile Room 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. What does Uncle Monty teach the children not to give too much of to the Green Gimlet Toad

2. Who is driving the car taking the children to their new home?

3. Where does Klaus suggest Violet could get a job?

4. What does the narrator compare the knife to as a warning?

5. What movie does Uncle Monty tell the children he wants to catch that night?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the children thinking when Mr. Poe rings the bell at Dr. Montgomery's house?

2. What does Count Olaf say in chapter four that makes Violet pick up his suit case and carry it in the house?

3. In chapter six what does the narrator tell the reader that they can do with the book instead of finishing it?

4. What do the children discuss in Violet's room in chapter six after they are done at the movies?

5. What are Violet and Klaus doing while they are riding in the car to their new home?

6. What do the children find when the open the door of the Reptile Room?

7. What do the children remember in chapter three while thinking about heir parents?

8. Explain Mr. Poe and the children's conversation when they tell Mr. Poe goodbye and walk him to the car in chapter two.

9. How is the night described in the beginning of chapter five?

10. What does the narrator explain that Klaus will regret later on in his life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the very end of the story the children compliment each other on the things that they were able to accomplish that eventually unmasked Count Olaf.

1) Was it necessary for the children to tell each other how well each of them did at this point?

2) Would it have been the same if they had said it before they went to sleep?

3) What purpose does an honest compliment serve to a person in a general sense? How does that compare to the compliment the children gave each other?

Essay Topic 2

The snake was thought of as a friend to the children and the children and the snake cried as they were separated.

1) How would the scene have been viewed differently if the creature had been something more accepted as a pet such as a puppy or a cat?

2) Why did the author chose a snake to be the only thing left to share the Baudelaire's tears?

3) What was the author's purpose in having the snake cry?

Essay Topic 3

The series is call A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. What events in the story could be called fortunate rather than unfortunate? Why do the unfortunate events seem to overshadow the others?

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