J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys Test | Final Test - Hard

Andrew Birkin
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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. Where would the Barries soon end up?

2. Did Barrie know Mary was infatuated with this man?

3. Peter would later refer to Barrie's visits as what?

4. Why could Sylvia not have an operation?

5. What play had been inspired by George?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Barrie now able to spend time developing a play? What is the title of this play?

2. How did Arthur's recuperation in a nursing home affect Barrie?

3. How does Chapter 14 begin?

4. Why did Barrie not realize what was going on between Mary and Gilbert?

5. What happened when James learned of his wife's relationship with Gilbert?

6. Describe George's last letter to Barrie. What then happens to George?

7. How does Chapter 13 begin?

8. How did Arthur die?

9. What did Barrie think of Mary and Cannan at this time?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

James meets Sylvia Davies at a New Year's Eve dinner party.

Part 1) Describe this meeting. How is it significant? Why is the relationship between Barrie and the Davies family so important? How is it different from his other relationships? Why?

Part 2) What role do the Davies play in Barrie's attraction to them? How does his attraction affect them?

Part 3) To whom are you attracted? Why? What relationships are the most important to your life? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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