From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Chapters 1 And 2

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This quiz is to determine student comprehension of the first two chapters of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.


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  • 1. 

    In the book From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Claudia and Jamie begin the adventure of their lives. Decide if you think Claudia and Jamie are smart characters. Write paragraph and explain why or why not.  Use the story events to support your answer.

  • 2. 

    Why did Claudia feel that she needed to run away?

    • A.

      She wasn't feeling appreciated at home.

    • B.

      Her brothers told her to run away.

    • C.

      She disliked school and never wanted to go back.

    • D.

      She wanted more chores at home.

    Correct Answer
    A. She wasn't feeling appreciated at home.
    Explanation
    Claudia felt the need to run away because she wasn't feeling appreciated at home. This suggests that Claudia's family may have been neglecting her or not acknowledging her efforts, causing her to feel undervalued and unimportant. This lack of appreciation could have led Claudia to believe that running away was the only way to escape her current situation and find a place where she would be appreciated and valued.

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  • 3. 

    What did Claudia like most about the idea of running away?

    • A.

      She wouldn't have to do anymore laundry.

    • B.

      She enjoyed planning the adventure.

    • C.

      She wouldn't have to take anymore baths.

    • D.

      Riding the schoolbus.

    Correct Answer
    B. She enjoyed planning the adventure.
    Explanation
    Claudia liked the idea of running away because she enjoyed planning the adventure. This suggests that she found excitement and joy in the process of organizing and strategizing for the escape. It implies that Claudia viewed running away as a thrilling and adventurous experience, rather than simply avoiding household chores or mundane tasks like laundry or baths.

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  • 4. 

    When did Claudia's "fiscal week" begin?

    • A.

      Sunday

    • B.

      Monday

    • C.

      Friday

    • D.

      Wednesday

    Correct Answer
    D. Wednesday
    Explanation
    Claudia's "fiscal week" begins on Wednesday.

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  • 5. 

    In well-written sentences, describe Claudia's plan for the runaway trip.

    Correct Answer
    Jamie was to go with her on Wednesday. They would use their violin and trumpet cases as luggage and hide on the school bus. They would ride a train into NYC and stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Explanation
    Claudia's plan for the runaway trip was to have Jamie accompany her on Wednesday. They intended to use their violin and trumpet cases as luggage and hide on the school bus. From there, they planned to take a train into NYC and stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • 6. 

    Why did Jamie make so much noise as he walked off the bus?

    • A.

      He was carrying $24.24 in coins.

    • B.

      He kept bumping into the bus seats.

    • C.

      He was tripping over his shoelaces.

    • D.

      He was crawling under all the bus seats to get to the front.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was carrying $24.24 in coins.
    Explanation
    Jamie made so much noise as he walked off the bus because he was carrying $24.24 in coins. The jingling sound of the coins would have caused the noise as he moved.

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  • 7. 

    What was in the two letters that Claudia mailed when she and Jamie got off the train?

    • A.

      Letters to Claudia's pen pals.

    • B.

      Letters to the bus driver and train conductor.

    • C.

      Letters to her brothers.

    • D.

      Letter to her parents and to a cereal company for a refund.

    Correct Answer
    D. Letter to her parents and to a cereal company for a refund.
    Explanation
    Claudia mailed two letters when she and Jamie got off the train. One of the letters was addressed to her parents, possibly to inform them of their safe arrival or to share their travel experiences. The other letter was addressed to a cereal company, requesting a refund. This suggests that Claudia may have had a negative experience with a cereal product and decided to voice her dissatisfaction by seeking a refund.

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  • 8. 

    Why  did Claudia chose Jamie as her companion.

    • A.

      He was the least annoying her siblings

    • B.

      He was dishonest.

    • C.

      He always saved his money.

    • D.

      He was poor and he did everything she told him to do.

    Correct Answer
    C. He always saved his money.
    Explanation
    Claudia chose Jamie as her companion because he always saved his money. This suggests that Claudia values financial responsibility and may have similar habits herself. Choosing someone who saves money can indicate that Claudia wants a companion who is responsible and has a similar mindset when it comes to finances.

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