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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. 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) Fourth.
(b) Third.
(c) First.
(d) Second.

2. Edinburgh turned out to be the ______________ years of Barrie's life.
(a) Oddest.
(b) Loneliest.
(c) Happiest.
(d) Wildest.

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

4. James Barrie's father, David Barrie, was a ______________.
(a) Weaver.
(b) Painter.
(c) Miner.
(d) Farmer.

5. 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) Surprised.
(b) Angry.
(c) Delighted.
(d) Embarassed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Barrie wrote about Peter, who still had the ability to fly because of what reason?

2. Arthur, a young and rapidly rising barrister, met Sylvia du Maurier in 1889 where?

3. After _________ long years of courtship, the couple married.

4. 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.

5. What seemed to intrigue Barrie the most while at school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Arthur feel about Barrie's involvement with his family?

3. Describe the first meeting of Arthur and Sylvia.

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

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

6. How did the theater influence Barrie early on?

7. Why is Peter Llewellyn Davies' death significant?

8. How was James' experience at Dumfries Academy?

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

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

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