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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter 4 begins with the author speaking about the ___________ family who was, in fact, based on the family of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, parents to George and Jack.
(a) Darling.
(b) Love.
(c) Lovely.
(d) Sweet.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What relationship helped James to gain much-needed self-confidence?
(a) The relationship with his sister Sara.
(b) The relationship with his older brother.
(c) The relationship with his sister Jane Ann.
(d) The relationship with his younger sister Maggie.

8. Where did Barrie meet Sylvia Llewellyn Davies?
(a) A New Year's Eve dinner party.
(b) An Easter dinner party.
(c) A Christmas dinner party.
(d) A birthday dinner party.

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

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

11. 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 hero, fellow Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson.
(c) His future publisher, Charles Frohman.
(d) His soon-to-be best friend, Thomas Hardy.

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

13. James' school friend, Stuart Gordon, adopted the name "Dare Devil Dick" and Barrie was ____________.
(a) "Captain Jolly Jack."
(b) "Jack the Phantom."
(c) "Cowboy Jack."
(d) "Sixteen String Jack."

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

15. The author describes the background of Arthur Davies, who was the son of Reverend who?
(a) James Llewelyn Davies.
(b) Jack Llewelyn Davies.
(c) Arthur Llewelyn Davies.
(d) John Llewelyn Davies.

Short Answer Questions

1. At age 18, Barrie left Dumfries Academy. What did he want to do?

2. Edinburgh turned out to be the ______________ years of Barrie's life.

3. Why was Arthur's father not offered a bishopric?

4. Barrie's relationships with the Llewelyn Davies children grew stronger. ___________, now age 7, remained Barrie's favorite.

5. At age 17, how tall was Barrie?

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