What is the main idea of this chapter?
How did Violet outsmart Count Olaf?
Mr. Poe states that the marriage of Count Olaf and Violet "is absolutely horrendous."
What does the word "horrendous" mean in this context?
"If you like," Violet said, "I shall be happy to sign my name again, on a separate sheet of paper, with my right hand and then with my left. Then we can see which signature the one on the document most resembles."
What does the word "resembles" mean in this context?
When the lights came back on in the theater, who was missing?
Where did the Baudelaire children go to stay the night after Count Olaf escaped?
The car drove farther and farther away, until Justice Strauss was merely a speck in the darkness, and it seemed to the children that they were moving in an aberrant direction.
What does the word "aberrant" mean in this context?
Lemony Snickets writes "The law clearly states the document must be signed in the bride's own hand. Therefore, we can conclude that this marriage is invalid."
What does "invalid" mean in this context?
Find where Mr. Poe finally realized that Count Olaf was trying to steal the Baudelaire's fortune. Lemony Snickets writes that he was "exasperated."
What does "exasperated" mean in this context?
Lemony Snickets writes "'…there is something illegal about dangling an infant out of a tower window,' Justice Strauss said indignantly."
What does "indignantly" mean in this context?
Find where Poe is discussing the care of the children. "'Do you honestly think,' Mr. Poe said in an exasperated voice, 'that I will allow you to continue to care for these three children, after the treachery I have seen here tonight?' "
What does "treachery" mean in this context?
These questions are just about your opinion.
Do you like the way Lemony Snicket wrote this book?
Were there any words that weren't clear to you?