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

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

3. It was obvious that Barrie was much more at home with ______________.
(a) Children than adults.
(b) Men than women.
(c) Adults than children.
(d) Women than men.

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) Blue Lake.
(b) Glass Lake.
(c) Black Lake.
(d) Green Lake.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When was James Barrie born?

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."

3. What relationship helped James to gain much-needed self-confidence?

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

5. At age 18, Barrie left Dumfries Academy. What did he want to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the financial situation of the newly-married Davies.

2. Was the 25 miles Arthur put between Barrie and Egerton House enough? Why or why not?

3. How does Arthur become ill?

4. Describe "Peter and Wendy." What did Frohman think of it?

5. How does Chapter 14 begin?

6. How does Chapter 13 begin?

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

8. How did David Barrie influence James?

9. What was one of the few things Mary Hodgson and Barrie had in common?

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

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