The Tale Of Despereaux Book Quiz

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Have you read The Tale of Despereaux during your childhood? Do you still remember its plot and main characters? Here we have a quiz based on the same book. Play it out and check how sharp your memory is. The Tale of Despereaux is a children's book by Kate DiCamillo, released in 2003. It follows the tale of the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux inside a castle. What else do you know about the story? Check it out by taking the quiz below. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Despereaux's last name?

    • A.

      Furrough

    • B.

      Tilling

    • C.

      Botticelli

    • D.

      Roscuro

    Correct Answer
    B. Tilling
    Explanation
    Despereaux's last name is Tilling.

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  • 2. 

    What opening event causes both soup and rats to be banned in the kingdom of Dor?

    • A.

      The Queen burns her tongue on hot soup.

    • B.

      A rat gnaws a hole in the royal soup kettle.

    • C.

      Roscuro falls into the Quenn's soup.

    • D.

      The princess sees a rat while eating soup.

    Correct Answer
    C. Roscuro falls into the Quenn's soup.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Roscuro falls into the Queen's soup." This event causes both soup and rats to be banned in the kingdom of Dor because Roscuro, a rat, falling into the Queen's soup creates a negative association between the two. The incident likely causes disgust and fear among the people, leading to the decision to ban both soup and rats in order to prevent any similar incidents from happening again.

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  • 3. 

    Roscuro is different from other rats because he likes

    • A.

      Eating trash

    • B.

      Light, open spaces

    • C.

      Playing tricks on mice

    • D.

      Botticelli, the evil rat

    Correct Answer
    B. Light, open spaces
    Explanation
    Roscuro is different from other rats because he likes light, open spaces. This suggests that unlike other rats who may prefer dark and confined areas, Roscuro enjoys being in well-lit and spacious environments. This could be indicative of his unique personality and preferences, setting him apart from his fellow rats.

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  • 4. 

    Despereauz discovers that books are wonderful things to

    • A.

      Read

    • B.

      Chew on

    • C.

      Use for steps

    • D.

      Hide inside

    Correct Answer
    A. Read
    Explanation
    Despereauz discovers that books are wonderful things to engage with by reading them. This implies that Despereauz finds enjoyment, knowledge, and entertainment through reading books.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Despereaux sent to the dungeon?

    • A.

      He ate soup

    • B.

      He danced with a rat

    • C.

      He harmed his brother

    • D.

      He spoke to a human

    Correct Answer
    D. He spoke to a human
    Explanation
    Despereaux is sent to the dungeon because he spoke to a human. This action goes against the rules and expectations of the mouse community, as they are supposed to avoid any contact or communication with humans. By speaking to a human, Despereaux is seen as a threat to the safety and secrecy of their world, leading to his punishment of being sent to the dungeon.

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  • 6. 

    Roscuro wants desperately to see the Princess to _________ her?

    • A.

      Bite

    • B.

      Scare

    • C.

      Kiss

    • D.

      Apologize

    Correct Answer
    B. Scare
    Explanation
    Roscuro wants desperately to see the Princess to scare her. This suggests that Roscuro's intention is to frighten or intimidate the Princess in some way. The word "desperately" implies a strong desire or need to achieve this goal, indicating that scaring the Princess is of great importance to Roscuro.

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  • 7. 

    This play is most similar to what genre?

    • A.

      Fantasy

    • B.

      Historical fiction

    • C.

      Mystery

    • D.

      Autobiography

    Correct Answer
    A. Fantasy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fantasy because the question asks for the genre that this play is most similar to, and out of the given options, fantasy is the most appropriate choice. This suggests that the play likely contains elements of imagination, magic, or supernatural elements that are characteristic of the fantasy genre.

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  • 8. 

    Who says the meaning of life is suffering?

    • A.

      Roscuro

    • B.

      Botticelli Remorso

    • C.

      Antoinette

    • D.

      Despereaux

    Correct Answer
    B. Botticelli Remorso
  • 9. 

    Who says "adieu" when her son is sent to the dungeon?

    • A.

      Princess Pea

    • B.

      Miggery Sow

    • C.

      The Cook

    • D.

      Antoinette

    Correct Answer
    D. Antoinette
    Explanation
    Antoinette says "adieu" when her son is sent to the dungeon. This suggests that she is bidding him farewell, indicating that she may not see him again. "Adieu" is a French word meaning goodbye, which implies a final parting. Therefore, Antoinette's use of this word indicates her deep sorrow and acceptance of the situation, acknowledging that her son's fate is now out of her hands.

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  • 10. 

    Who dies in the dungeon after his rope is cut?

    • A.

      Gregory

    • B.

      Botticelli Remorso

    • C.

      Roscuro

    • D.

      King Phillip

    Correct Answer
    A. Gregory
    Explanation
    Gregory dies in the dungeon after his rope is cut.

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  • 11. 

    Miggery Sow and Princess Pea both want their mothers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Miggery Sow and Princess Pea both want their mothers" implies that both Miggery Sow and Princess Pea have a desire to be with their respective mothers. This suggests that they share a common longing or need for their mothers' presence, indicating that the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    King Phillip is a mean person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "King Phillip is a mean person" is given, and the answer is false. This means that the statement is not true, implying that King Phillip is not a mean person.

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  • 13. 

    Botticelli Remorso tell Despereaux not to kill Roscuro

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the story of Botticelli Remorso, the character shouts that Despereaux should kill Roscuro. This implies that the statement "Botticelli Remorso tells Despereaux not to kill Roscuro" is false.

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  • 14. 

    Despereaux's father accompanies him to the dungeon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Despereaux's father does not accompany him to the dungeon. In the book "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo, Despereaux ventures into the dungeon alone, without his father. This is a significant moment in the story as it shows Despereaux's bravery and determination to save the princess.

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  • 15. 

    Lester, Antoinette, and Furlough discover Despereaux eating soup with the Princess.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lester, Antoinette, and Furlough are the characters mentioned in the question. They discover Despereaux eating soup with the Princess. This implies that the statement is true, as it confirms the fact that the three characters witnessed Despereaux eating soup with the Princess.

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  • 16. 

    When Despereaux was born, he was different from other mice in three ways. Which of these was NOT a way that he was different?

    • A.

      He was smaller than the other mice

    • B.

      His eyes were open

    • C.

      He had big ears

    • D.

      He could talk

    Correct Answer
    D. He could talk
    Explanation
    Despereaux was different from other mice in three ways when he was born: he was smaller than the other mice, his eyes were open, and he had big ears. However, the one way that he was not different was that he could talk.

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  • 17. 

    What nationality is Despereaux's mother?

    • A.

      Sweedish

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Italian

    • D.

      Hungarian

    Correct Answer
    B. French
    Explanation
    Despereaux's mother is French because the question asks for the nationality of Despereaux's mother, and the correct answer given is "French". This implies that Despereaux's mother is from France.

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  • 18. 

    When King Phillip first spotted Despereaux in the Princess’s bedroom, what did he think Despereaux was?

    • A.

      Rat

    • B.

      Bread

    • C.

      Shadow

    • D.

      Bug

    Correct Answer
    D. Bug
    Explanation
    When King Phillip first spotted Despereaux in the Princess's bedroom, he mistook him for a bug.

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  • 19. 

    When Despereaux is punished for speaking to humans, he is banished to the dungeons. What color thread did they tie around his neck before sending him away?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    Despereaux is punished for speaking to humans and is banished to the dungeons. Before sending him away, they tie a red thread around his neck.

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