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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One friend, six-year-old Margaret Henley, can be credited with creating what name?
(a) Peter Pan.
(b) Nana.
(c) Wendy.
(d) Never Land.

2. Barrie had a meeting with ______________ regarding the play.
(a) Thomas Hardy.
(b) Charles Frohman.
(c) Arthur Davies.
(d) George Meredith.

3. Ansell would soon find that Barrie desperately lacked what?
(a) Passion.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Love.
(d) Understanding.

4. With what did Barrie have some bargaining power?
(a) A play he had purchased titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(b) A play he had produced titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(c) A play he had published titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(d) A play he had written earlier titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."

5. What happened when Frohman read the play?
(a) He fell in love immediately.
(b) He hated it.
(c) He regretted supporting it.
(d) He worried about it.

6. Barrie was the ____________ child to David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy.
(a) Fifth.
(b) Sixth.
(c) Seventh.
(d) Fourth.

7. In this book is the perhaps the first appearance of ______________, who was then known as Captain Swarthy.
(a) Captain Hook.
(b) Peter Pan.
(c) Smee.
(d) The crocodile.

8. Barrie wrote about Peter, who still had the ability to fly because of what reason?
(a) His mother did not weigh him down at birth.
(b) He did not weigh much.
(c) He had discovered fairy dust.
(d) He could not grow up.

9. When did the play debut?
(a) October 22, 1904.
(b) September 22, 1904.
(c) November 22, 1904.
(d) December 22, 1904.

10. Who was the driving force in the Barrie family?
(a) Grandmother.
(b) David.
(c) Margaret.
(d) James.

11. Barrie had been working on the production of "The Wedding Guest," an Ibsen-like play that was ____________ the light hearted comedy, "The Little Minister."
(a) Similar to.
(b) Almost like.
(c) Just like.
(d) Nothing like.

12. Did Barrie say he thought the play would be successful?
(a) No, he saw it as a waste of time.
(b) No, he saw it as a dream child.
(c) Yes, but not for a long time.
(d) Yes, it would be an instant hit.

13. The only thing that could dampen Barrie's spirit was what?
(a) The weather.
(b) Politics.
(c) Death.
(d) His health.

14. Barrie began to tell Frohman about the play, which he had renamed what?
(a) The Great White.
(b) The Great White Father.
(c) The Great.
(d) The Great White Way.

15. Things changed for Barrie when in 1892, he met _______________, an actress who operated her own touring company.
(a) Margaret Smith.
(b) Sylvia Davies.
(c) Minnie Palmer.
(d) Mary Ansell.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1888, Barrie self published his first novel titled, __________.

2. Barrie and Sylvia seemed to grow ever closer. Eventually Sylvia would be referred to by Barrie as what?

3. How did Frohman take on the play?

4. What did George think of the appearance of Wendy?

5. The author describes the background of Arthur Davies, who was the son of Reverend who?

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