The Bad Beginning Test

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The Bad Beginning Quizzes & Trivia

A test for the book The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Violet almost do when she sees the figure walking towards them on the beach?

    • A.

      Yells for the police

    • B.

      Throws a rock

    • C.

      Runs

    • D.

      Hides

    Correct Answer
    B. Throws a rock
    Explanation
    Violet almost throws a rock when she sees the figure walking towards them on the beach. This suggests that she perceives the figure as a potential threat and instinctively reacts by preparing to defend herself or scare off the intruder.

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  • 2. 

    In Chapter 1, who tells the Baudelaires that their parents have died in a fire?

    • A.

      Justice Strauss

    • B.

      No one

    • C.

      Count Olaf

    • D.

      Mr. Poe

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Poe
    Explanation
    Mr. Poe is the correct answer because in Chapter 1 of the book, he is the one who informs the Baudelaires about their parents' death in a fire. He is the family's banker and executor of the Baudelaire estate, making it his responsibility to deliver the tragic news to the children.

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  • 3. 

    What does Violet do just before she gets ready to start thinking of an invention?

    • A.

      Starts chewing on her nails

    • B.

      Exercises

    • C.

      Pulls her hair back

    • D.

      Puts on her glasses

    Correct Answer
    C. Pulls her hair back
    Explanation
    Before starting to think of an invention, Violet pulls her hair back. This action suggests that she wants to have a clear and unobstructed view of her surroundings and thoughts. By pulling her hair back, she is removing any potential distractions or obstacles that may hinder her concentration. This indicates that she is preparing herself mentally and physically for the process of brainstorming and coming up with a new invention.

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  • 4. 

    In Ch. 2, what are Mr. Poe’s children called?

    • A.

      Beverley and Elliot

    • B.

      Mr. Poe doesn’t have children

    • C.

      Edgar and Albert

    Correct Answer
    C. Edgar and Albert
    Explanation
    In Chapter 2, Mr. Poe's children are referred to as Edgar and Albert.

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  • 5. 

    In Chapter 3, what does Count Olaf use instead of a signature?

    • A.

      Eye

    • B.

      Ear

    • C.

      Nose

    • D.

      A regular signature

    Correct Answer
    A. Eye
    Explanation
    In Chapter 3, Count Olaf uses his eye instead of a signature. This suggests that he has a unique way of signing documents, possibly due to his eccentric personality or desire to stand out. It also adds to the mysterious and sinister nature of his character, as using an eye as a signature is unconventional and unsettling.

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  • 6. 

    3. What does Sunny do to Justice Strauss?

    • A.

      Hits her with a pan

    • B.

      Bites her hard

    • C.

      Kicks her

    • D.

      Bites her gently

    Correct Answer
    D. Bites her gently
  • 7. 

    In Chapter 4, what do the children cook Count Olaf’s theater troupe?  

    • A.

      Nothing

    • B.

      Lasagna

    • C.

      Puttanesca sauce

    • D.

      Coconut Cream cake

    Correct Answer
    C. Puttanesca sauce
    Explanation
    In Chapter 4, the children cook Puttanesca sauce for Count Olaf's theater troupe. This is evident from the options provided.

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  • 8. 

    What does Mr. Poe do that keeps him from hearing Violet explain that Klaus has been struck by Count Olaf?

    • A.

      Coughs

    • B.

      Sneezes

    • C.

      Answers a phone

    • D.

      Talks at the same time she does

    Correct Answer
    A. Coughs
    Explanation
    Mr. Poe keeps from hearing Violet explain that Klaus has been struck by Count Olaf because he is coughing.

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  • 9. 

    In Ch. 6, what does Count Olaf put in their oatmeal?

    • A.

      Nothing

    • B.

      Cherries

    • C.

      Strawberries

    • D.

      Raspberries

    Correct Answer
    D. Raspberries
    Explanation
    Count Olaf puts raspberries in their oatmeal.

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  • 10. 

    In Chapter 7, whose library do the children visit?

    • A.

      Justice Strauss’s library

    • B.

      Uncle Monty’s library

    • C.

      Charles's library

    • D.

      Mr. Poe’s library

    Correct Answer
    A. Justice Strauss’s library
    Explanation
    In Chapter 7 of the book, the children visit Justice Strauss's library. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 11. 

    What image wakes Klaus up when he begins to have trouble focusing on the book?

    • A.

      The hooks from the hook-handed man

    • B.

      His parents dying

    • C.

      The white faced ladies

    • D.

      Count Olaf hiting him

    Correct Answer
    A. The hooks from the hook-handed man
    Explanation
    When Klaus begins to have trouble focusing on the book, the image that wakes him up is the hooks from the hook-handed man. This suggests that Klaus is startled or disturbed by the thought of the hook-handed man and it serves as a jarring reminder of the dangerous and unpredictable world he is living in. The hooks may symbolize the threat and violence that Klaus and his siblings are constantly facing, causing him to lose concentration on his reading.

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  • 12. 

    In Ch.9, what does Violet see Sunny is being held in?

    • A.

      Straight jacket

    • B.

      Dog house

    • C.

      Wooden box

    • D.

      Bird cage hanging out of a window

    Correct Answer
    D. Bird cage hanging out of a window
    Explanation
    In Chapter 9, Violet sees that Sunny is being held in a bird cage hanging out of a window. This suggests that Sunny is being confined and treated like a pet or a captive animal. The image of a bird cage adds to the sense of imprisonment and vulnerability that Sunny is experiencing.

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  • 13. 

    Who does Violet find in the room waiting when she finally reaches Sunny?  

    • A.

      Count Olaf

    • B.

      Mr. Poe

    • C.

      The hook handed man

    • D.

      Justice Strauss

    Correct Answer
    C. The hook handed man
    Explanation
    Violet finds the hook handed man in the room waiting when she finally reaches Sunny.

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  • 14. 

    What does Violet use to make her grappling hook in Chapter 10?  

    • A.

      A curtain rod and itchy clothing

    • B.

      She didn’t use a grappling hook.

    • C.

      She bought a grappling hook.

    • D.

      A curtain rod and a net

    Correct Answer
    A. A curtain rod and itchy clothing
    Explanation
    Violet uses a curtain rod and itchy clothing to make her grappling hook in Chapter 10. This suggests that she is resourceful and able to create tools using whatever materials she has on hand. By using a curtain rod and itchy clothing, Violet demonstrates her ability to think outside the box and improvise in order to solve problems.

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  • 15. 

    In Ch. 8, how many times does the author say the sentence: “He found himself reading the same sentence over and over”?  

    • A.

      4 times

    • B.

      3 times

    • C.

      1 time

    • D.

      2 times

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 times
    Explanation
    In Chapter 8, the author mentions the sentence "He found himself reading the same sentence over and over" three times. This indicates that the protagonist experienced a sense of repetition or difficulty in comprehending the content, leading him to repeatedly read the same sentence. The author emphasizes this recurring situation to highlight the character's struggle or lack of focus while reading.

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