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. 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.

2. The author describes the background of Arthur Davies, who was the son of Reverend who?

3. Edinburgh turned out to be the ______________ years of Barrie's life.

4. Who helped Barrie get his first literary job?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How were the Davies affected by Arthur's death?

2. Describe the Davies' new home.

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

4. How does Chapter 14 begin?

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

6. How did Barrie react to Michael's death?

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

8. What happened to Sylvia?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Barrie had a few close friends.

Part 1) Who are four of his closest friends? Describe each of these friends. What do these people have in common with Barrie?

Part 2) How do these friends influence Barrie? How important are Barrie's friends to his life and work? Why?

Part 3) How important are your own friends and acquaintances in your own life? Why? How does this compare to Barrie?

Essay Topic 2

James graduated from Edinburgh University.

Part 1) Describe his experiences at Edinburgh. Why did he attend college? How does this reinforce his role in the family? How does this personally affect him?

Part 2) How was his college experience positive? To what did it lead? Could he have done all he did without his college degree? Why or why not?

Part 3) Is higher learning important to you? Why or why not? How might your life be without a college degree? How might this compare to your life with a college degree? What might be the reasons for these differences?

Essay Topic 3

Barrie was rewarded for his work.

Part 1) How was he rewarded? Why was he rewarded? How might he have felt about being rewarded? Why?

Part 2) What is ironic about his recognition from Edinburgh University? How might he have felt about this recognition? What does all of this recognition reinforce about Barrie and his work?

Part 3) How have you been recognized in your own life? How did this recognition affect you? How important is it to be recognized for one's work? Explain.

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