The Wide Window Test | Mid-Book 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 Aunt Josephine say she will have to teach Sunny?

2. What does Count Olaf say his new business is?

3. What does Klaus tell Violet she is being while he is going over the note that Aunt Josephine left?

4. Where does Mr. Poe say they are meeting Captain Sham?

5. What does Klaus tell Violet she could do with the note?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the way that Aunt Josephine shows the children around the house?

2. What disguise is Count Olaf wearing when the children meet him in the store in Chapter 3?

3. Describe the scene in Chapter 4 where Violet answers the phone.

4. How does Josephine describe what happened to Ike in Chapter 2?

5. Describe what Klaus says in the beginning of Chapter 5 about the note that Aunt Josephine wrote.

6. Describe the first meal that the Baudelaire children have in Chapter 2.

7. In the beginning of Chapter 4 what is the conversation that takes place around the dinner table?

8. Describe how the town looks as the children drive through it for the first time on their way to Josephine's house.

9. What does the narrator explain in Chapter 1 about the children and the adventure that they are about to have?

10. What do they find when they look at the shopping list of Aunt Josephine's next to the suicide note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The children hope at the front of the book that they are going to live at a good home.

1) What is the purpose of the hope that the children have at this point in the story?

2)What has changed between this point and when the children are sitting at the dock leaving? Is there any indication that they are hoping once again at the end of the story? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

1) What plots or events are left unanswered in this story and left to the next books in the series?

2) How would it have changed the book if the events had come to a close at the end of this story?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the motivators for Count Olaf.

1) Does his motivation seem to come more from a desire for money, power, or some other theme? Explain your answer and give examples.

2) How could these motivators be used as a good characteristic rather than a bad?

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