The Tale Of Despereaux

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The Tale Of Despereaux

Having animals as characters is one of the hardest things to adopt by most writers but if done well it ends up so sweet. If you have read the Tale of Despereaux, then you know what I am talking about. Enjoy the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Despereaux's last name?
    • A. 

      Furrough

    • B. 

      Tilling

    • C. 

      Botticelli

    • D. 

      Roscuro

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 4. 
    Despereauz discovers that books are wonderful things to
    • A. 

      Read

    • B. 

      Chew on

    • C. 

      Use for steps

    • D. 

      Hide inside

  • 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

  • 6. 
    Roscuro wants desperately to see the Princess to _________ her?
    • A. 

      Bite

    • B. 

      Scare

    • C. 

      Kiss

    • D. 

      Apologize

  • 7. 
    This play is most similar to what genre?
    • A. 

      Fantasy

    • B. 

      Historical fiction

    • C. 

      Mystery

    • D. 

      Autobiography

  • 8. 
    Who says the meaning of life is suffering?
    • A. 

      Roscuro

    • B. 

      Botticelli Remorso

    • C. 

      Antoinette

    • D. 

      Despereaux

  • 9. 
    Who says "adieu" when her son is sent to the dungeon?
    • A. 

      Princess Pea

    • B. 

      Miggery Sow

    • C. 

      The Cook

    • D. 

      Antoinette

  • 10. 
    Who dies in the dungeon after his rope is cut?
    • A. 

      Gregory

    • B. 

      Botticelli Remorso

    • C. 

      Roscuro

    • D. 

      King Phillip

  • 11. 
    Miggery Sow and Princess Pea both want their mothers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    King Phillip is a mean person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Botticelli Remorso tell Despereaux not to kill Roscuro
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Despereaux's father accompanies him to the dungeon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Lester, Antoinette, and Furlough discover Despereaux eating soup with the Princess.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 17. 
    What nationality is Despereaux's mother?
    • A. 

      Sweedish

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Italian

    • D. 

      Hungarian

  • 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

  • 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