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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. Barrie began to tell Frohman about the play, which he had renamed what?
2. Arthur, a young and rapidly rising barrister, met Sylvia du Maurier in 1889 where?
3. What does James say about his five years at Dumfries Academy?
4. Ansell would soon find that Barrie desperately lacked what?
5. The search for a country home had to finally yielded fruit for Mary. Mary had found a house in Surrey, known as ___________ Cottage.
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the theater influence Barrie early on?
2. Why was the engagement between Arthur and Sylvia surprising?
3. Describe James Barrie's childhood.
4. Where did Mary and James find a country home?
5. Why is Peter Llewellyn Davies' death significant?
6. What is Barrie's belief about children and is one of the first references to "Peter Pan?"
7. Describe Margaret's childhood. How did her childhood affect James?
8. How was James' experience at Dumfries Academy?
9. Describe "Peter and Wendy." What did Frohman think of it?
10. Describe the reviews of the play's debut.
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Mary has an affair with Gilbert Cannan.
Part 1) Describe this affair. Why does it take place? Could this have been predicted? Why or why not? Why does it take Barrie so long to realize it? What does this reveal about him and Mary?
Part 2) Does this affair affect your opinion of Mary or Barrie? Why or why not? Are you surprised when her relationship with Cannan ends? Why or why not?
Part 3) How difficult is marriage today? Why? Does it seem that marriage has grown more difficult over time? Why or why not?
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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