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 1882, Barrie returned to Kirriemuir with his _______ degree.

2. Birkin writes: "The engagement came as something of a surprise to their friends, for although Arthur and Sylvia made a spectacularly handsome couple, _____________ had virtually nothing in common." (Chapter 4 page 47).

3. What happened when Frohman read the play?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the theater influence Barrie early on?

2. How did David Barrie influence James?

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

4. Describe "Sentimental Tommy."

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

6. How did Arthur feel about Barrie's involvement with his family?

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

8. What is Barrie's belief about children and is one of the first references to "Peter Pan?"

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

10. What did Barrie think of hard work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Michael is the subject of much of the epilogue.

Part 1) Who is Michael? Why is he important in Barrie's life? Why is he the main subject of the epilogue? Was he more important than others in Barrie's life? Why or why not?

Part 2) What else is included in the epilogue? Why? How does this help to bring the book to a conclusion? Is this a good way to end the book? Why or why not?

Part 3) What can you, as the reader, take away from this book? What can be learned from Barrie's life and work?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Both Arthur and Sylvia die.

Part 1) Describe the events leading up their deaths. How do these death compare to each other? Is this surprising? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does their relationship with Barrie become important at this point? How significant is his role in their family's life? How does this seem to affect Barrie?

Part 3) If your parents were to die, who would be important in your life? Why? How would these people help you cope with this tragedy?

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