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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. Why couldn't Mig work as a chambermaid?
2. What does the smell remind Roscuro of?
3. What does Mig decide she wants to be someday?
4. Where does Despereaux run and hide?
5. What does Roscuro do when Despereaux arrives to save the Princess?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Miggery do in the castle?
2. What do Roscuro and Mig ask the Princess to do before they take her down to the dungeon?
3. What happens while Despereaux sleeps on the sack of flour?
4. What is Miggery Sow's life like with the man her father sold her to?
5. When the King refuses to believe Despereaux, what does he do?
6. What does Despereaux find the Cook doing when he manages to roll the thread as far as the kitchen?
7. How does Despereaux come to be back in the kitchen with Mig and the cook?
8. How does Roscuro lose his tail?
9. How does the Princess recognize who Roscuro is, and what does she do about it?
10. What does Despereaux see after he grabs hold of Botticelli's tail and is led through the dungeon?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Who takes an interest in him almost immediately, and why? What does his savior want from him? Why does Despereaux ask to be released? What changes his mind? What is he told about the layout of the dungeon? How does his savior overcome this obstacle?
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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