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

Andrew Birkin
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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

James' years at Dumfries Academy were some of the happiest in his life.

Part 1) Describe these years. Why were they the happiest in his life? Describe his personality at this time. How does this reflect his enjoyment at school?

Part 2) What role did this school play in his development as a writer? How did his experiences at Edinburgh University compare to these early school years? How were his college years also important?

Part 3) Describe your own school experiences. How do they impact your life? How do they compare to James' school experiences?

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

"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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