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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much thread does the threadmaster use?
(a) Just enough to wrap around his finger twice.
(b) Enough to wrap around his waist twice.
(c) Enough to use as a rope if twined together.
(d) Just enough for the neck.

2. What does Despereaux have an unusual interest in?
(a) Card games.
(b) Humans.
(c) Cats.
(d) Outdoors.

3. What does the beating of the drum tell the Mouse Council members?
(a) That an important decision must be made.
(b) That a mouse has been discovered.
(c) That a meeting is being called.
(d) That a crime has been committed.

4. What decision does Roscuro make at that moment?
(a) That he will never come back upstairs again.
(b) That he will have revenge and something beautiful.
(c) That he belongs in the dark.
(d) That he will never go back downstairs.

5. What do stories do for Gregory?
(a) Help him see.
(b) Distract him.
(c) Make light.
(d) Teach him to read.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Despereaux begin by reciting?

2. Who arrived at the castle on the same evening?

3. How does Gregory see in the darkness?

4. How long has Gregory been in the dungeon?

5. What is the last of the great, ancient rules of mice?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Roscuro introduce himself to Miggery and what does he tell her?

2. Why does Despereaux refuse to renounce his actions in front of the Mouse Council?

3. What happens when the cook sees a mouse in the kitchen?

4. Why is Miggery not nearly as disturbed by the dungeon as most others are?

5. What happens when Despereaux wakes the following morning?

6. What happens when the soldiers come to Uncle's house?

7. What deal does Botticelli make with Despereax when the spool of thread gets away from him on the stairs?

8. What happens to Miggery Sow after her mother dies?

9. What is Miggery Sow's life like with the man her father sold her to?

10. What fascination does Roscuro develop even though he is told it is not proper?

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