J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What seemed to intrigue Barrie the most while at school?
(a) Literature.
(b) The theater.
(c) Dance.
(d) Music.

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

5. The prologue begins by discussing the death of whom?
(a) George Davies.
(b) Michael Davies.
(c) Nico Davies.
(d) Peter Llewellyn Davies.

6. One friend, six-year-old Margaret Henley, can be credited with creating what name?
(a) Never Land.
(b) Peter Pan.
(c) Wendy.
(d) Nana.

7. Why was Arthur's father not offered a bishopric?
(a) He went on a rant in front of Queen Victoria.
(b) He had not completed his education.
(c) He left the church.
(d) He had been late to many church services.

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

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

10. In 1882, Barrie returned to Kirriemuir with his _______ degree.
(a) M.A.
(b) B.A.
(c) Ph. D.
(d) B.S.

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

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

13. 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.

14. Which child was the apple of Margaret's eye?
(a) David.
(b) James.
(c) Jane Ann.
(d) Maggie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Barrie and Sylvia seemed to grow ever closer. Eventually Sylvia would be referred to by Barrie as what?

2. Where did Barrie meet Sylvia Llewellyn Davies?

3. 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).

4. It was obvious that Barrie was much more at home with ______________.

5. What relationship helped James to gain much-needed self-confidence?

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