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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


by E.L. Konigsburg

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. Why does Claudia run away?

The injustice of it all
She lives in a box
Her bad grades
She hates her brother
Q. According to Mrs. Frankweiler, what is the thing that changes you or makes you feel different on the inside?

Hot chocolate
Q. Why is it so important to Claudia that they learn something every day at the museum?

Because she wants to make Jamie miserable. That's what big sisters are for!
Why, the opportunity to view that vast art collection, of course.
She has a bet that she can memorize all those paintings.
So that when their parents ask, they can say that they still learned something running away.
Q. Is there an imbalance of power between Claudia and Jamie because of their ages?

Yes, because Claudia's huge and scary.
No, because they each have a different role.
No, because they're twins.
Yes, because Jamie can still throw tantrums.
Q. What's the big truth that they're trying to find in the story?

How to survive on about $20 a week.
Why Mrs. Frankweiler is so old.
Whether the angel statue was made by Michelangelo.
How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop.