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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. How does Chapter 11 begin?
2. It seemed that Mary had rethought her resignation. Mary adjusted herself to the situation, and Barrie put a plan into action that would guarantee Mary's resignation. What was this plan?
3. Why could Sylvia not have an operation?
4. Was the specialists' prognosis good?
5. Where would the Barries soon end up?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the Davies' new home.
2. How did Michael and Nico feel about school?
3. Was the 25 miles Arthur put between Barrie and Egerton House enough? Why or why not?
4. How does Chapter 14 begin?
5. How did Barrie surprise the Davies after the summer of 1908?
6. What was one of the few things Mary Hodgson and Barrie had in common?
7. What does Barrie learn about Mary and Gilbert's marriage?
8. What takes place between Mary and Gilbert Cannan?
9. Why does Charles Frohman plan to leave earlier for London?
10. How does Arthur become ill?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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
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.
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