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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. What does Roscuro climb to?
(a) The chandelier.
(b) A tree.
(c) The serving table.
(d) The book shelf.
2. What did Furlough first notice when Despereaux was born?
(a) He smiled.
(b) He never cried.
(c) He held his finger.
(d) His eyes were open.
3. How long has Gregory been in the dungeon?
(a) Six months or so.
(b) Two years.
(c) Five or six years, he isn't exactly sure.
(d) For decades, for centuries, for eons, for eternities.
4. How does the Princess describe Despereaux's ears?
(a) Like rose petals.
(b) Like small pieces of velvet.
(c) Like remnants of silk.
(d) Like bits of cotton.
5. What did the King do after his Queen died?
(a) He stopped singing.
(b) He sank into despair.
(c) He outlawed soup.
(d) He stopped making music.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the Princess sees him and calls out, what does Roscuro realize?
2. Where does the Mouse Council want to send Despereaux?
3. What could Despereaux smell on the threadmaster's breath?
4. Why does Antoinette want no more babies?
5. Who is the first to notice him there?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Despereaux to fall in love with the Princess?
2. What is the crime that led to the new prisoner being brought down to the dungeon?
3. What does Roscuro discover when he works up the courage to go upstairs into the light?
4. Why was the killing of rats unsuccessful, and what did the King do?
5. What other crime did the prisoner admit to committing for which he was never caught or punished?
6. What is the first thing that Despereaux is aware of after he is pushed down the dungeon steps by Furlough and the second guard?
7. What are the ways in which Despereaux is considered to be a disappointment or different, and by whom?
8. How does Antoinette react as the last of her babies is being taken to the dungeon?
9. Why does the jailer tell Despereaux that he definitely does not want to be let go in this place?
10. What is ironic about the name that Roscuro is given when he is born?
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