Mid-Book Test - Easy
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz 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 a novelist.
(b) Frohman wanted him to be an actor and he wanted to be a playwright.
(c) Frohman wanted him to be a novelist and he wanted to be a playwright.
(d) Frohman wanted him to be a playwright and he wanted to be an actor.
2. What was one of the few things that seemed to console Margaret after David's death?
(a) He was watching over them.
(b) He was in heaven.
(c) He had not suffered.
(d) He would remain a boy forever.
3. Barrie named the book "The Boy Castaways of _________________ Island."
(a) Black Lake.
(b) Blue Lake.
(c) Green Lake.
(d) Glass Lake.
4. The author describes the background of Arthur Davies, who was the son of Reverend who?
(a) Arthur Llewelyn Davies.
(b) Jack Llewelyn Davies.
(c) John Llewelyn Davies.
(d) James Llewelyn Davies.
5. What was The Nottingham Journal?
(a) A Scottish provincial newspaper.
(b) An English provincial newspaper.
(c) An English magazine.
(d) A Scottish magazine.
6. What happened when Frohman read the play?
(a) He worried about it.
(b) He hated it.
(c) He regretted supporting it.
(d) He fell in love immediately.
7. What did David Barrie bring into the life of young James?
8. Barrie's nephew Charlie was the impetus for Barrie's creation of a character named ___________.
(b) Peter Pan.
(d) Captain Hook.
9. Why did Barrie call Sylvia this name?
(a) It is his favorite name.
(b) He did not like the name Sylvia.
(c) It is her middle name.
(d) He thought this was her name.
10. 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.
11. Did Barrie say he thought the play would be successful?
(a) Yes, it would be an instant hit.
(b) Yes, but not for a long time.
(c) No, he saw it as a dream child.
(d) No, he saw it as a waste of time.
12. Barrie was the ____________ child to David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy.
13. The first draft of the play, "Peter Pan," was finished ____________.
(a) March 1, 1904.
(b) May 1, 1904.
(c) December 1, 1904.
(d) August 1, 1904.
14. How did Frohman take on the play?
(a) After a workshop performance of the play.
(b) After reading through the play.
(c) Sight unseen.
(d) After much deliberation.
15. What does James say about his five years at Dumfries Academy?
(a) They were the most difficult of his life.
(b) They were very lonely.
(c) They were the most boring of his life.
(d) They were the happiest years in his life.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was James Barrie born?
2. After _________ long years of courtship, the couple married.
3. Things changed for Barrie when in 1892, he met _______________, an actress who operated her own touring company.
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. Birkin writes: "The engagement came as something of a surprise to their friends, for although Arthur and Sylvia made a spectacularly handsome couple, _____________ had virtually nothing in common." (Chapter 4 page 47).
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