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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Blue Lake.
(d) Green Lake.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helped Barrie get his first literary job?

2. Where was James Barrie born?

3. The first draft of the play, "Peter Pan," was finished ____________.

4. Barrie began to tell Frohman about the play, which he had renamed what?

5. What happened when Frohman read the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Mary and James find a country home?

2. What did Mary Ansell soon learn about Barrie? How did this affect her?

3. How was the meeting of the Davies and Barrie chronicled in "Peter Pan?"

4. Describe "The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island."

5. Why is Peter Llewellyn Davies' death significant?

6. How was the summer of Michael's first birthday important?

7. Describe Margaret's childhood. How did her childhood affect James?

8. What did Barrie think of hard work?

9. How did David Barrie influence James?

10. How was Margaret important to Barrie's work?

(see the answer keys)

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