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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 excuse does the narrator give for leaving the reader waiting for an answer about Sunny being bitten?
2. What reason does Mr. Poe give for not being able to take the children's luggage with them?
3. Where dose Uncle Monty tell the children he found Stephano?
4. What does Mr. Poe warn Klaus in the car not to do to Dr. Montgomery in regards to Montgomery's name?
5. What does Dr. Montgomery say that he hopes happens to Count Olaf someday?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the night described in the beginning of chapter five?
2. Describe the first sight of Dr. Montgomery's house that the children get in chapter one?
3. Describe the scene in chapter two when Mr. Poe asks Dr. Montgomery who will be looking after the children?
4. Explain Mr. Poe and the children's conversation when they tell Mr. Poe goodbye and walk him to the car in chapter two.
5. What does Dr. Montgomery call the children and what is the explanation he gives for being so excited?
6. What does Mr. Poe tell the children in chapter one as they are walking up to the door?
7. Describe the arrival of Stephano in chapter three and the children's realization.
8. Describe the scene which Dr. Montgomery wishes to happen when he unveils the Incredibly Deadly Viper as he describes in it chapter three?
9. Describe the scene in chapter six when the Baudelaire children are watching Zombies in the Snow.
10. What does the narrator explain that Klaus will regret later on in his life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The three Baudelaire children aren't shown fighting with each other as normal children often do.
1) Does this make the Baudelaire children less believable? Why.
2) Describe how each of the children differ from each other as normal siblings do. Are there any traits that they do share? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Count Olaf seems to have thought of everything and is even able to pass one of his accomplices off as the doctor.
In what way was it obvious that this was one of his accomplices?
In what way was Count Olaf's planning thorough? In what way did he seem to have not thought things through?
Is it possible that Count Olaf lucked into much of the information and situation that he found himself in?
Essay Topic 3
Compare Luck to Planing and Preparation.
1) There are a few good things that happen to the Baudelaire children. Are those things more likely luck or preparation and planning?
2) Is it more important to be lucky or prepared?
3) In what way could the Baudelaire children have prepared themselves more?
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