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. Who helped Barrie get his first literary job?

2. At age 18, Barrie left Dumfries Academy. What did he want to do?

3. One friend, six-year-old Margaret Henley, can be credited with creating what name?

4. Who were all dubbed as Peter Pan in the press?

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the epilogue?

2. What background information does the author give about Arthur Davies?

3. What was one of the few things Mary Hodgson and Barrie had in common?

4. Why was the engagement between Arthur and Sylvia surprising?

5. How did Arthur die?

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

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

8. What does Barrie continue to do after George and Frohman's deaths?

9. Was the 25 miles Arthur put between Barrie and Egerton House enough? Why or why not?

10. What does the letter from Barrie to a friend describe? What does this reveal about Barrie?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Barrie was inspired by children.

Part 1) Describe Barrie's interest in children. Why does he like children so much? How does his past influence this?

Part 2) How are these children important to his life and work? How is Barrie also important to these children? How does his relationship with children affect his relationships with adults?

Part 3) What are your feelings about children? Why? Who inspires you? Why? How do these people compare to Barrie's inspirations?

Essay Topic 2

James Barrie was born in Scotland.

Part 1) Describe his family life in Scotland. How did his family and upbringing influence him throughout his life?

Part 2) What is one event from Barrie's childhood that is significant throughout the rest of his life? Why? How different might he have been if this had not occurred?

Part 3) What event is most significant in your own life? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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