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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. It began to seem obvious that Arthur was ____________ thrilled with his family's involvement with Barrie.
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Entirely.
(c) Very.
(d) Not entirely.

2. Barrie had been working on the production of "The Wedding Guest," an Ibsen-like play that was ____________ the light hearted comedy, "The Little Minister."
(a) Nothing like.
(b) Similar to.
(c) Just like.
(d) Almost like.

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

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

5. Who were all dubbed as Peter Pan in the press?
(a) Peter Davies and his friends, George, Jack, Michael, and Nico.
(b) Peter Davies and his cousins, George, Jackie, Michael, and Nicole.
(c) Peter Davies and his sisters, Georgette, Jackie, Michelle, and Nicole.
(d) Peter Davies and his brothers, George, Jack, Michael, and Nico.

6. Why did Barrie call Sylvia this name?
(a) He did not like the name Sylvia.
(b) It is his favorite name.
(c) He thought this was her name.
(d) It is her middle name.

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

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

9. 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).
(a) Their friends.
(b) Their siblings.
(c) Their families.
(d) They.

10. Arthur Llewelyn Davies was one of _________ sons.
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

11. Chapter 2 begins with Barrie talking about his love of what?
(a) Hard work.
(b) Children.
(c) Theater.
(d) Writing.

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

13. Perhaps the highest point at this time in Barrie's life however was the beginning of a correspondence with whom?
(a) His soon-to-be best friend, Thomas Hardy.
(b) His hero, fellow Scotsman Robert Louis Stevenson.
(c) An actress named Minnie Palmer.
(d) His future publisher, Charles Frohman.

14. What did George think of the appearance of Wendy?
(a) He was thrilled.
(b) He did not care.
(c) He was not thrilled.
(d) He was unsure.

15. Barrie's relationships with the Llewelyn Davies children grew stronger. ___________, now age 7, remained Barrie's favorite.
(a) Jack.
(b) George.
(c) Michael.
(d) Peter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Davies die in 1960?

2. The only thing that could dampen Barrie's spirit was what?

3. The search for a country home had to finally yielded fruit for Mary. Mary had found a house in Surrey, known as ___________ Cottage.

4. As fond of the Llewelyn Davies family as Barrie was, he was disappointed when who did not form a friendship?

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

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