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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To where was the reverend transferred?
(a) The ghettos of London.
(b) Dublin, Ireland.
(c) Remote regions of Westmorland.
(d) Wales.

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

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

4. What was The Nottingham Journal?
(a) An English provincial newspaper.
(b) An English magazine.
(c) A Scottish provincial newspaper.
(d) A Scottish magazine.

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

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

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

8. 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) Bumblebees.
(b) Dragons.
(c) Butterflies.
(d) Birds.

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

10. 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) Neil.
(b) Nico.
(c) Nathan.
(d) Northrop.

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

12. Barrie decided to write about his mother's existence in the novel, ____________.
(a) Margaret Ogilvy.
(b) My Margaret.
(c) My Mother, My Life.
(d) Mother.

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

14. This book was more fanciful however, its design fashioned after ____________.
(a) The Lost Island.
(b) The Solomon Islands.
(c) The Coral Island.
(d) Staten Island.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At age 17, how tall was Barrie?

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

3. Barrie dreamed of becoming what?

4. 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.

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

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