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

Multiple Choice 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.
(a) Butterflies.
(b) Bumblebees.
(c) Birds.
(d) Dragons.

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

3. Barrie began to tell Frohman about the play, which he had renamed what?
(a) The Great White Way.
(b) The Great White Father.
(c) The Great White.
(d) The Great.

4. How did Davies die in 1960?
(a) He stepped in front of an oncoming train.
(b) He overdosed.
(c) He jumped off a bridge.
(d) He died from cancer.

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

6. Barrie's nephew Charlie was the impetus for Barrie's creation of a character named ___________.
(a) Peter Pan.
(b) Peterkin.
(c) Charlie.
(d) Captain Hook.

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

8. The first draft of the play, "Peter Pan," was finished ____________.
(a) August 1, 1904.
(b) March 1, 1904.
(c) December 1, 1904.
(d) May 1, 1904.

9. Where was James Barrie born?
(a) Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
(b) Kirriemuir, Scotland.
(c) Glasgow, Scotland.
(d) East Kilbride, Scotland.

10. It was obvious that Barrie was much more at home with ______________.
(a) Men than women.
(b) Children than adults.
(c) Adults than children.
(d) Women than men.

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

12. When was James Barrie born?
(a) June 9, 1860.
(b) July 9, 1860.
(c) April 9, 1860.
(d) May 9, 1860.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Barrie decided to write about his mother's existence in the novel, ____________.

3. Who was the driving force in the Barrie family?

4. What did George think of the appearance of Wendy?

5. 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?

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