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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 Furlough see that makes him think that Despereaux is a goner?
(a) He sees the Princess wink at Despereaux.
(b) He sees the Princess pick up Despereaux.
(c) He sees the Princess smile at Despereaux.
(d) He sees the Princess touch Despereaux's head.

2. What does Despereaux believe his duty is?
(a) To serve the Princess.
(b) To be in love.
(c) To survive the rats.
(d) To live.

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

4. Who is the first to notice him there?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The King.
(c) The referee.
(d) Princess Pea.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Furlough first notice when Despereaux was born?

2. What is the meaning of life according to Botticelli?

3. What does Botticelli have on a long, braided rope?

4. What broke Roscuro's heart?

5. What happens to Roscuro as a result of seeing the light from the match?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Despereaux faints, what does he wake up to see?

2. What causes Despereaux to fall in love with the Princess?

3. What happens when Princess Pea notices him swinging from the chandelier?

4. What is ironic about the name that Roscuro is given when he is born?

5. What does Despereaux suddenly find unbearable, and what does he ask the guards?

6. How does Antoinette react as the last of her babies is being taken to the dungeon?

7. What happens when the King orders that all of the rats be killed?

8. What is the first thing that Despereaux is aware of after he is pushed down the dungeon steps by Furlough and the second guard?

9. Why does the jailer tell Despereaux that he definitely does not want to be let go in this place?

10. What does Despereaux do in the all encompassing darkness to make himself feel brave?

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