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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 Mig drop into the pound cake?
2. Why does Boticelli agree to help Despereaux?
3. What does the Princess ask Mig?
4. What does the man who owns Mig tell her that he wishes?
5. What does 'Uncle' wear to mock her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Despereaux see after he grabs hold of Botticelli's tail and is led through the dungeon?
2. What did Miggery see when she was seven years old, and how did it affect her?
3. What happens when Despereaux wakes the following morning?
4. What is the cook's response when Despereaux falls out of the napkin and into a measuring cup full of oil?
5. What deal does Botticelli make with Despereax when the spool of thread gets away from him on the stairs?
6. How does the Princess recognize who Roscuro is, and what does she do about it?
7. How does Roscuro lose his tail?
8. What happens when the cook sees a mouse in the kitchen?
9. Why does Roscuro give up?
10. What other positions does Miggery hold and why don't they work out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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