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 named the book "The Boy Castaways of _________________ Island."
(a) Glass Lake.
(b) Blue Lake.
(c) Black Lake.
(d) Green Lake.

2. 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) Sweet.
(d) Lovely.

3. Within a few __________ of the meeting at the dinner party, the couple was engaged.
(a) Days.
(b) Months.
(c) Hours.
(d) Weeks.

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

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

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

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

8. After _________ long years of courtship, the couple married.
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

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

10. In this book is the perhaps the first appearance of ______________, who was then known as Captain Swarthy.
(a) Peter Pan.
(b) The crocodile.
(c) Smee.
(d) Captain Hook.

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

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

13. 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) The Davies boys and Mary.
(c) Mary and Sylvia.
(d) Arthur and Sylvia.

14. James Barrie's father, David Barrie, was a ______________.
(a) Weaver.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Painter.
(d) Miner.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Barrie had a meeting with ______________ regarding the play.

2. Why was it natural that Arthur and Sylvia would be invited to the New Year's Eve dinner party where they would meet Barrie?

3. 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.

4. What seemed to intrigue Barrie the most while at school?

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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