Quiz: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Book the Thirteenth, The End
What is the day called when the coastal shelf is completely covered with water?
- Since that was the only day it was possible to sail away from the island, the decision that had to be made was whether to leave the island or stay. Hardly anyone ever left. "Equivalent flotilla" was Sunny's way of saying "We're in the same boat" and Ishmael warned "Don't rock the boat" whenever change was suggested.
What does Ishmael compare A Series of Unfortunate Events to?
- Layer upon layer of stories connected to each other. Asking one question leads to another and another and another. A Series of Unfortunate Events was the name of the island commonplace book, kept since the first castaways washed ashore years before.
What did Kit's brother call the big question mark that rose from the sea?
- The Quagmires, Capt. Widdershins, Fiona, and Fernald were either rescued or swallowed up by The Great Unknown. "Here Be Dragons" was put on old maps to indicate uncharted land and terra incognita is Latin for "unknown land."
What does Ishmael say to everyone he meets?
- Of course, no one ever called him Ish. "Call me Ishmael" is the first sentence of Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick.
Who was the first person the Baudelaires and Count Olaf met on the island?
- Friday is also the name of a character in the 18th century novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Friday was Robinson Crusoe's companion.
Where was the Medusoid Mycelium?
- The deadly fungus is released when Ishmael harpoons Olaf's bulging stomach (he was using the diving helmet in his pregnant Kit Snicket disguise).
Who gives the Baudelaires the bitter apple?
- Ink, as he was affectionately known, was actually a very friendly and not at all deadly viper. He bears little resemblance to another serpent offering apples (in other words, the serpent in the Garden of Eden). Did he manage to save the rest of the colonists, too?
On what does the Count Olaf (formerly the Carmelita) wash up after the storm?
- Where there's coastal shelf, there's nearby land.
What was the original name of the boat that brought the Baudelaires to the island?
- The Beatrice (formerly the Count Olaf, formerly the Carmelita) also took them away from the island the next year. The Baudelaires named Kit Snicket's baby Beatrice after their own mother.
Who held the colony facilitator job before Ishmael?
- During the Baudelaire parents' time on the island, there was a library, gourmet meals, and fresh water. Well, Ishmael changed all that.