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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Angry.
(b) Surprised.
(c) Delighted.
(d) Embarassed.

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

3. What relationship helped James to gain much-needed self-confidence?
(a) The relationship with his younger sister Maggie.
(b) The relationship with his sister Sara.
(c) The relationship with his sister Jane Ann.
(d) The relationship with his older brother.

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

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

6. Barrie had a meeting with ______________ regarding the play.
(a) Arthur Davies.
(b) George Meredith.
(c) Charles Frohman.
(d) Thomas Hardy.

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

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

9. 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) Almost like.
(b) Similar to.
(c) Nothing like.
(d) Just like.

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

11. 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) Love.
(d) Sweet.

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

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

14. Barrie dreamed of becoming what?
(a) An actor.
(b) A father.
(c) A ladies man.
(d) A politician.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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).

2. What was the only argument between Frohman and James?

3. Why did Barrie enroll at Edinburgh University?

4. How did Davies die in 1960?

5. Barrie's relationships with the Llewelyn Davies children grew stronger. ___________, now age 7, remained Barrie's favorite.

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