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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 is the new prisoner being jailed for?
(a) Stealing six cows (two Jerseys and four Guernseys).
(b) Stealing two horses (one Arabian and one Palimino).
(c) Stealing four chickens.
(d) Stealing blankets.

2. What does Gregory do?
(a) Locks him in a cage.
(b) Chases him into the darkest part of the dungeon.
(c) Kicks him out.
(d) Burns Roscuro's whiskers.

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

4. What does Roscuro find on the floor?
(a) The Queen's broach.
(b) A single shoe.
(c) The Queen's soup spoon.
(d) A butter knife.

5. What does Despereaux's mother put on in honor of her youngest mouse being taken to the dungeon?
(a) A new hat.
(b) A black veil.
(c) A new dress.
(d) A tremendous amount of makeup.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the name of the kingdom?

4. What is Despereaux's father's name?

5. What did the King do after his Queen died?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was the killing of rats unsuccessful, and what did the King do?

3. What are the ways in which Despereaux is considered to be a disappointment or different, and by whom?

4. What is the crime that led to the new prisoner being brought down to the dungeon?

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

6. What does the threadmaster ask Despereaux as he is doing his job?

7. What is the vote taken by the Mouse Council and what are the results?

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

9. How did the mice get to the dungeon?

10. What is the job of the threadmaster?

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