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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 Mr. Poe tell the children is odd about Dr. Montgomery's name?
2. What hits Uncle Monty on the head?
3. What excuse does the narrator give for leaving the reader waiting for an answer about Sunny being bitten?
4. Why does Stephano only carry bags with one hand?
5. Why does Uncle Monty get to name the Incredibly Deadly Viper?
Short Essay Questions
1. In chapter one how is the life of the Baudelaire children summarized up to the point where they are driving to their new home with the unknown relative?
2. How is the night described in the beginning of chapter five?
3. What does Count Olaf tell the children that convinces them to start calling him Stephano?
4. What does the narrator explain in chapter four will be another regret that the Baudelaire children will have when Uncle Monty gets home from picking up supplies?
5. Describe Lousy Lane that the children drive down to their new home in chapter one?
6. What does Dr. Montgomery call the children and what is the explanation he gives for being so excited?
7. What does the narrator explain that Klaus will regret later on in his life?
8. What tasks does Dr. Montgomery say must be done before they leave for Peru?
9. Describe the animals and things in the Reptile Room.
10. In chapter six what does the narrator tell the reader that they can do with the book instead of finishing it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Count Olaf's character. How does it compare to his fictional character, Stephano? Is there any difference between the two other than an eyebrow, the beard and the tattoo on the ankle?
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 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.
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