J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1888, Barrie self published his first novel titled, __________.

2. Why did Barrie enroll at Edinburgh University?

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

4. The search for a country home had to finally yielded fruit for Mary. Mary had found a house in Surrey, known as ___________ Cottage.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Barrie change once he had accepted Michael's death? Why might he have reacted this way?

2. Describe Barrie's relationship with Peter and Nico throughout the rest of his life.

3. What benefits exist in the relationship between Mary and Cannan?

4. What happened when James learned of his wife's relationship with Gilbert?

5. What takes place between Barrie and Edinburgh University? What might Barrie have thought about this?

6. What did Barrie also receive? What is this?

7. What else did Barrie do publicly? Why might he have done this?

8. What did Barrie think of hard work?

9. Describe the first meeting of Arthur and Sylvia.

10. What does Barrie learn about Mary and Gilbert's marriage?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Barrie loved theater and literature.

Part 1) Describe his first theater and literature experiences. How did his family encourage these interests? Why did this interest continue throughout his life?

Part 2) How was his personality suited for these interests? How did these interests influence his entire life?

Part 3) What interests do you have? How have you come to have these interests? How do they influence your life?

Essay Topic 2

Barrie's brother, David, died at the age of fourteen.

Part 1) Describe David. How did the rest of the family feel about David? Why did they feel this way? How did he die? How is his death significant?

Part 2) How does the family, especially Margaret, cope with this loss? How does this affect James and the other children? How important is this throughout the rest of James' life?

Part 3) What does this say about the control one has over one's life? How important are the uncontrolled events that take place in one's life? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

James' years at Dumfries Academy were some of the happiest in his life.

Part 1) Describe these years. Why were they the happiest in his life? Describe his personality at this time. How does this reflect his enjoyment at school?

Part 2) What role did this school play in his development as a writer? How did his experiences at Edinburgh University compare to these early school years? How were his college years also important?

Part 3) Describe your own school experiences. How do they impact your life? How do they compare to James' school experiences?

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