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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 2 begins with Barrie talking about his love of what?
(a) Hard work.
(b) Writing.
(c) Theater.
(d) Children.

2. One of the first references to "Peter Pan" was Barrie's belief that all children were once _________ and so there had to be bars on the nursery windows in case the children would forget they could no longer fly.
(a) Dragons.
(b) Bumblebees.
(c) Birds.
(d) Butterflies.

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

4. Sylvia had begun to earn money by working for whom?
(a) A famous dressmaker.
(b) A famous shoemaker.
(c) A famous hatmaker.
(d) A famous tailor.

5. It began to seem obvious that Arthur was ____________ thrilled with his family's involvement with Barrie.
(a) Not entirely.
(b) Somewhat.
(c) Very.
(d) Entirely.

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

7. Which child was the apple of Margaret's eye?
(a) James.
(b) David.
(c) Jane Ann.
(d) Maggie.

8. Why was Arthur's father not offered a bishopric?
(a) He went on a rant in front of Queen Victoria.
(b) He had been late to many church services.
(c) He left the church.
(d) He had not completed his education.

9. At age 17, how tall was Barrie?
(a) Five feet ten inches.
(b) Five feet.
(c) Five feet eight inches.
(d) Six feet.

10. 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) Almost like.
(b) Similar to.
(c) Just like.
(d) Nothing like.

11. The prologue begins by discussing the death of whom?
(a) Michael Davies.
(b) Peter Llewellyn Davies.
(c) Nico Davies.
(d) George Davies.

12. The births of the Llewelyn Davies boys are chronicled. George was born in 1893; Jack in 1894; Peter in 1897; Michael 1900; and _________ in 1903.
(a) Nico.
(b) Neil.
(c) Northrop.
(d) Nathan.

13. How did Frohman take on the play?
(a) Sight unseen.
(b) After a workshop performance of the play.
(c) After reading through the play.
(d) After much deliberation.

14. What did David Barrie bring into the life of young James?
(a) Dance.
(b) Literature.
(c) Theater.
(d) Music.

15. At age 18, Barrie left Dumfries Academy. What did he want to do?
(a) Return to Kirriemuir and become a writer.
(b) Go to university.
(c) Travel the world.
(d) Move to America.

Short Answer Questions

1. After seeing "Bandalero the Bandit", the clergyman denounced the play in a local newspaper, referring to it as grossly immoral. How did Barrie feel about this?

2. Arthur, a young and rapidly rising barrister, met Sylvia du Maurier in 1889 where?

3. With what did Barrie have some bargaining power?

4. James' school friend, Stuart Gordon, adopted the name "Dare Devil Dick" and Barrie was ____________.

5. Who helped Barrie get his first literary job?

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