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

James meets Sylvia Davies at a New Year's Eve dinner party.

Part 1) Describe this meeting. How is it significant? Why is the relationship between Barrie and the Davies family so important? How is it different from his other relationships? Why?

Part 2) What role do the Davies play in Barrie's attraction to them? How does his attraction affect them?

Part 3) To whom are you attracted? Why? What relationships are the most important to your life? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The five Davies boys were the inspiration for Peter Pan.

Part 1) Who are these boys? How did they become the inspiration for Peter Pan? How is each boy's character seen in Peter Pan? How are these boys like Barrie?

Part 2) How did other children also influence Barrie's work? Why were children and childhood so important to Barrie? What can be revealed about Barrie because of this?

Part 3) How are events in your own childhood important in the present? How might these events influence your future?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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