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. During the summer of Michael's ________ birthday, the Davies family rented a cottage at Tilford, which was a five-minute walk from their cottage.

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

3. Where did Barrie meet Sylvia Llewellyn Davies?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How was the summer of Michael's first birthday important?

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

6. Why is Peter Llewellyn Davies' death significant?

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

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

9. Describe the first meeting of Arthur and Sylvia.

10. Describe "The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Davies boys grow up.

Part 1) Describe the changes that take place in the lives of the Davies boys. How do these changes affect Barrie? Why do they affect him in this way?

Part 2) Does Barrie handle these changes well? Why or why not? How do you know he treated the boys as a father might treat his sons? How do they show him they care for him like a father?

Part 3) What troubles have you caused your own parents? Why? How do you also show them you appreciate what they do for you?

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

Barrie grieves over the deaths of many friends and family members throughout his life.

Part 1) How do these deaths affect Barrie? What deaths are the most significant? Why? How do they influence Barrie's thoughts and actions?

Part 2) How are the ideas of growing old and dying significant in Barrie's work? Why are these aspects of life so important?

Part 3) What are your thoughts about growing old and dying? Is death so important in our culture today? Why or why not?

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