The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 the Princess want Despereaux to do?

2. Why is Mig not supposed to hurt the Princess?

3. Why does Boticelli agree to help Despereaux?

4. What does Botticelli claim to love?

5. Who does Mig see on her seventh birthday?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Princess recognize who Roscuro is, and what does she do about it?

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

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

4. What is the cook's response when Despereaux falls out of the napkin and into a measuring cup full of oil?

5. When does Mig dig in and refuse to help?

6. What other positions does Miggery hold and why don't they work out?

7. How is Despereaux injured, despite Mig's attempt to ensure his freedom?

8. What does Despereaux find the Cook doing when he manages to roll the thread as far as the kitchen?

9. What do Roscuro and Mig ask the Princess to do before they take her down to the dungeon?

10. When the King refuses to believe Despereaux, what does he do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the reason that Despereaux is being punished? What cardinal rules did he break? How might he have resolved the situation or avoided it entirely? What part of Despereaux's behavior does the Mouse Council consider to be unacceptable, and why?

Essay Topic 2

What changes occur in Mig as a result of her new circumstances? What does she lose as a direct result of her Uncle? What problems arise as a result? How does this affect her directly on a physical level? On an emotional level?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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