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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What did David Barrie bring into the life of young James?
(a) Theater.
(b) Literature.
(c) Dance.
(d) Music.

5. 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) Lovely.
(c) Sweet.
(d) Love.

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

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

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

9. During the summer of Michael's ________ birthday, the Davies family rented a cottage at Tilford, which was a five-minute walk from their cottage.
(a) Second.
(b) First.
(c) Fourth.
(d) Third.

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

11. Who was the driving force in the Barrie family?
(a) Margaret.
(b) David.
(c) James.
(d) Grandmother.

12. When did the play debut?
(a) October 22, 1904.
(b) November 22, 1904.
(c) December 22, 1904.
(d) September 22, 1904.

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

14. At age 17, how tall was Barrie?
(a) Six feet.
(b) Five feet eight inches.
(c) Five feet.
(d) Five feet ten inches.

15. What does James say about his five years at Dumfries Academy?
(a) They were the happiest years in his life.
(b) They were very lonely.
(c) They were the most difficult of his life.
(d) They were the most boring of his life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Barrie named the book "The Boy Castaways of _________________ Island."

2. 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.

3. Barrie dreamed of becoming what?

4. Arthur Llewelyn Davies was one of _________ sons.

5. Barrie was the ____________ child to David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy.

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