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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 explain two snakes in his room have learned to do that is dangerous?

2. Where does Sunny sit in the Jeep on the way to the movies?

3. Where had Dr. Montgomery been bitten?

4. What question does Mr. Poe ask of Dr. Montgomery while they are eating?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Violet suddenly realize in chapter eleven while she is trying to open the suitcase belonging to Stephano?

2. What does Violet say that they are going in the Reptile Room for as she describes it in chapter nine?

3. What does Violet explain that Stephano intended to do after killing Dr. Montgomery?

4. What are the children doing in chapter five when they go up to their bed rooms after dinner?

5. What is 'Stephano's' response to Violet and Klaus calling him Count Olaf?

6. Describe the story that the doctor tells to exlpain the death of Dr. Montgomery?

7. How does Mr. Poe's reaction to the escape of Count Olaf differ from that of the children?

8. In chapter four what characters do the children think about in regards to Olaf's acting troupe that travel with him?

9. What does Klaus and Mr. Poe discuss while they are walking up to the house in chapter eight?

10. What is Violet doing in the beginning of chapter eleven?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The children see straight through Count Olaf's disguise when he arrives.

1) Why can't the adults in the story see through the disguise?

2) Why were the children unable to identify the hook handed man before Sunny bit him?

Essay Topic 2

Mr. Poe tells them that good girls shouldn't know how to pick locks. Explain what he meant by this statement.

Mr. Poe says that a grown man doesn't get involved in car chases and that it is a job for the police. What does this reveal to the reader about Mr. Poe's personality?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the role that the loss of Uncle Monty plays for the children. In what way does it compare to the loss of their parents? Is this loss reflective of what a person might feel in real life? Explain.

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