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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 tell the children they can do that will make handling the snakes safe?
2. What does the narrator tell the reader that he and the reader know that the Baudelaire children do not know?
3. What does Klaus suggest they do in order to get away from Count Olaf?
4. What does Dr. Montgomery say is the reason he never found a wife and started a family?
5. Where is Sunny's room located?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the first sight of Dr. Montgomery's house that the children get in chapter one?
2. Describe the arrival of Stephano in chapter three and the children's realization.
3. Describe the animals and things in the Reptile Room.
4. What is 'Stephano's' response to Violet and Klaus calling him Count Olaf?
5. What does Count Olaf say in chapter four that makes Violet pick up his suit case and carry it in the house?
6. In chapter five what do the children think about when they try to think about what life was like for them four years earlier?
7. What stories does Uncle Monty share with the children and they share with him?
8. 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?
9. Describe the scene in chapter six when the Baudelaire children are watching Zombies in the Snow.
10. What are Violet and Klaus doing while they are riding in the car to their new home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although the Baudelaire children and Olaf are the main focus of the story there are other characters involved.
Look at Mr. Poe and Uncle Monty. Describe Mr. Poe's personality. Describe Uncle Monty's personality.
Which one of these characters is a more accurate description of Count Olaf's opposite? 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
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?
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