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

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what was this organization dedicated?

2. Barrie had been unable to spend much time with Sylvia and the boys in the summer of 1908 but surprised them with what?

3. Shortly before Froham sailed on the Lusitania, who begged him not to sail due to threats of possible attack from German U-boats?

4. Barrie continued his work at the hospital known as "________ in Beds."

5. What did Sylvia begin to draft?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Barrie loved theater and literature.

Part 1) Describe his first theater and literature experiences. How did his family encourage these interests? Why did this interest continue throughout his life?

Part 2) How was his personality suited for these interests? How did these interests influence his entire life?

Part 3) What interests do you have? How have you come to have these interests? How do they influence your life?

Essay Topic 3

"Peter Pan" debuts on December 22, 1904.

Part 1) Describe the evolution of this play. What changes and additions took place? Why? What led to this play's debut?

Part 2) How was the play received? Why might it have been received in this way? How might these reviews have affected Barrie? Might these critics have changed their minds if they knew the popularity of the Peter Pan story? Explain.

Part 3) What play or film that you have recently seen will be as popular and well-known as Peter Pan? Why?

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