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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. The only thing that could dampen Barrie's spirit was what?
(a) Politics.
(b) His health.
(c) The weather.
(d) Death.

2. With what did Barrie have some bargaining power?
(a) A play he had written earlier titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(b) A play he had purchased titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(c) A play he had produced titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."
(d) A play he had published titled "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire."

3. As fond of the Llewelyn Davies family as Barrie was, he was disappointed when who did not form a friendship?
(a) Arthur and Sylvia.
(b) Arthur and Barrie.
(c) The Davies boys and Mary.
(d) Mary and Sylvia.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At age 17, how tall was Barrie?

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

4. Perhaps the highest point at this time in Barrie's life however was the beginning of a correspondence with whom?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How was James' little sister Maggie important in his life?

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

4. Why might the Davies brothers begin to hate their association with Peter Pan?

5. Why is Peter Llewellyn Davies' death significant?

6. What did Barrie think of hard work?

7. Describe the reviews of the play's debut.

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

9. How did the theater influence Barrie early on?

10. What is Barrie's belief about children and is one of the first references to "Peter Pan?"

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