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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the only argument between Frohman and James?
(a) Frohman wanted him to be a playwright and he wanted to be an actor.
(b) Frohman wanted him to be a playwright and he wanted to be a novelist.
(c) Frohman wanted him to be a novelist and he wanted to be a playwright.
(d) Frohman wanted him to be an actor and he wanted to be a playwright.

2. Barrie named the book "The Boy Castaways of _________________ Island."
(a) Glass Lake.
(b) Black Lake.
(c) Green Lake.
(d) Blue Lake.

3. Barrie's relationships with the Llewelyn Davies children grew stronger. ___________, now age 7, remained Barrie's favorite.
(a) Peter.
(b) Michael.
(c) George.
(d) Jack.

4. James Barrie's father, David Barrie, was a ______________.
(a) Weaver.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Miner.
(d) Painter.

5. After _________ long years of courtship, the couple married.
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

6. What does James say about his five years at Dumfries Academy?
(a) They were the most boring of his life.
(b) They were very lonely.
(c) They were the happiest years in his life.
(d) They were the most difficult of his life.

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

8. Why was it natural that Arthur and Sylvia would be invited to the New Year's Eve dinner party where they would meet Barrie?
(a) Because they were very wealthy.
(b) Because of a business association with George Lewis.
(c) Because they were friends of Charles Frohman.
(d) Because they were related to the hosts.

9. In 1888, Barrie self published his first novel titled, __________.
(a) "Dead in the Family."
(b) "Dead Until Dark."
(c) "Better Dead."
(d) "Dead or Alive."

10. The search for a country home had to finally yielded fruit for Mary. Mary had found a house in Surrey, known as ___________ Cottage.
(a) Green Lake.
(b) Black Lake.
(c) Blue Lake.
(d) Glass Lake.

11. Why did Barrie enroll at Edinburgh University?
(a) His parents felt that going to university would be good for him.
(b) He received a full scholarship.
(c) His parents wanted him to follow the plan created for David.
(d) He had always wanted to go to school here.

12. What was James' favorite comic series?
(a) The Yellow Kid.
(b) Penny Dreadfuls.
(c) Max and Moritz.
(d) Ally Sloper's Half Holiday.

13. Perhaps the highest point at this time in Barrie's life however was the beginning of a correspondence with whom?
(a) An actress named Minnie Palmer.
(b) His future publisher, Charles Frohman.
(c) His soon-to-be best friend, Thomas Hardy.
(d) His hero, fellow Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson.

14. What was the working title of the play?
(a) Peter and Wendy Darling.
(b) Peter Pan and Wendy Darling.
(c) Peter Pan and Wendy.
(d) Peter and Wendy.

15. As fond of the Llewelyn Davies family as Barrie was, he was disappointed when who did not form a friendship?
(a) Arthur and Sylvia.
(b) Mary and Sylvia.
(c) The Davies boys and Mary.
(d) Arthur and Barrie.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Things changed for Barrie when in 1892, he met _______________, an actress who operated her own touring company.

3. Which child was the apple of Margaret's eye?

4. 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?

5. 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.

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