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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. Where is Mig supposed to take the Princess?
2. What do the rats want Roscuro to do?
3. How does Despereaux make some light as he goes down into the dungeon?
4. What does Roscuro want Pea to dress in?
5. What job is Mig given on her first day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Roscuro and Mig ask the Princess to do before they take her down to the dungeon?
2. What does Miggery tell Gregory that attracts the attention of Roscuro, and why is Roscuro interested?
3. What happens when Despereaux wakes the following morning?
4. What happens when the soldiers come to Uncle's house?
5. How does Despereaux come to be back in the kitchen with Mig and the cook?
6. When does Mig dig in and refuse to help?
7. Why does Roscuro give up?
8. What deal does the Princess make with Roscuro?
9. What does Despereaux see after he grabs hold of Botticelli's tail and is led through the dungeon?
10. Why does Mig refuse to chain the Princess up at first for Roscuro when they get to the spot where Roscuro intends to keep her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Despereaux's biggest concern as he is being led to the dungeon? What is significant about the guards that are escorting him? What consideration does he ask for? Is his last request granted? Why is it so important to Despereaux?
Essay Topic 2
How does Despereaux get back to the light? What does he overhear on the way? What happens that almost costs him his life? What part of himself does he lose in the process? Where does he hide afterward? How long is he there? What is different about his appearance when he comes out?
Essay Topic 3
Who notices Despereaux on his way back to the dungeon? What surprise does Despereaux get? Who helps him when he loses the spool? Why is Mig being uncooperative? How does the Princess secure freedom for herself, Mig and Despereaux? What surprise waits for Mig? What wish is granted her, and why is it different from what she expected?
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