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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 Despereaux do in the library?
2. What decision does Roscuro make at that moment?
3. What did Despereaux do instead of searching for food like the rest?
4. What did Furlough not see the Princess do?
5. What does perfidy mean?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Despereaux do in the all encompassing darkness to make himself feel brave?
2. Why does Despereaux refuse to renounce his actions in front of the Mouse Council?
3. What other crime did the prisoner admit to committing for which he was never caught or punished?
4. How does Antoinette react as the last of her babies is being taken to the dungeon?
5. What happens when Princess Pea notices him swinging from the chandelier?
6. What is the job of the threadmaster?
7. What is the outcome of Chiaroscuro's trip into the light?
8. How did the mice get to the dungeon?
9. What is the crime that led to the new prisoner being brought down to the dungeon?
10. In what ways do Despereaux's siblings attempt to educate him on how to be a mouse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Mig see on her seventh birthday? How does she respond? What does she do when her presence is acknowledged? Why? What dream does this instill in Mig? Who does she share her dream with, and what is their response?
Essay Topic 2
Why does Lester approach the Mouse Council? What is he hoping to accomplish? What is the fate decreed by the Mouse Council for Despereaux. What members of Despereaux's family are only too happy to participate in Despereaux's punishment?
Essay Topic 3
How does Roscuro get upstairs into the light? What does he see when he gets there? What rooms does he visit? Which room does he become drawn into and what attracts his attention? Where does he go to get a closer look? Who sees him first and what is the response?
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