Why did Claudia pick Jamie to run away with her?
He had the most money and he had a radio.
Why does Claudia say they have to run away on a Wednesday?
Wednesday is music lesson day. They can take their instruments out of their cases and pack
them full of clothes.
What is Mrs. Frankweiler’s connection to the statue, Angel, and how did the museum acquire it?
Mrs. Frankweiler had bought the statue in Bologna, Italy. She had sold it to a gallery, which then auctioned it. The museum purchased it at the auction.
What do Claudia and Jamie do at the museum that accidentally gets them more money?
They take a bath in the fountain and find money at the bottom.
Claudia and Jamie find something in the museum,
which they think proves the statue was made by Michelangelo. What is it, and how do they find
that their discovery isn’t really proof?
They find an impression in the velvet where the statue had been placed (three circles with an “M” in one of the circles – Michelangelo’s mark). They write to the museum to tell them. The museum writes back telling them: (Accept either for this part of the answer.) Michelangelo did not carve all the marble blocks that had his mark; the mark could have been counterfeited.
What do Claudia and Jamie find in Mrs. Frankweiler’s files that convinces them that Michelangelo made the statue, and how does Mrs. Frankweiler ensure that they keep it a secret?
They find a sketch of the statue with Michelangelo’s signature. Mrs. Frankweiler says she will leave them the sketch in her will, but if they reveal the secret, they will be written out of the will.
Mrs. Frankweiler writes this story to her lawyer, Saxonberg. What connection does he have to Claudia and Jamie?
He is their grandfather.
How did Claudia and Jamie find out where Mrs. Frankweiler lived?
through the article in the New York Times
When Claudia and Jamie ran away, where did they go?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art