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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) True or False

1. Why does Claudia run away? -> She lives in a box
2. According to Mrs. Frankweiler, what is the thing that changes you or makes you feel different on the inside? -> Secrets
3. Why is it so important to Claudia that they learn something every day at the museum? -> Why, the opportunity to view that vast art collection, of course.
4. Is there an imbalance of power between Claudia and Jamie because of their ages? -> Yes, because Claudia's huge and scary.
5. What's the big truth that they're trying to find in the story? -> Whether the angel statue was made by Michelangelo.