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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. Are there many objections from outsiders to Barrie being the boys' guardian?
2. Peter would later refer to Barrie's visits as what?
3. Was the specialists' prognosis good?
4. Charles Frohman was expected to arrive in London in May, but Barrie convinced him to sail earlier. Why?
5. Barrie continues to take Nico and Michael to _________________ for their annual fishing holiday.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Charles Frohman plan to leave earlier for London?
2. How did Arthur die?
3. Describe the Davies' new home.
4. How is Barrie now able to spend time developing a play? What is the title of this play?
5. What benefits exist in the relationship between Mary and Cannan?
6. What does Barrie learn about Mary and Gilbert's marriage?
7. How did Arthur's recuperation in a nursing home affect Barrie?
8. What was one of the few things Mary Hodgson and Barrie had in common?
9. How does Chapter 14 begin?
10. Describe George's last letter to Barrie. What then happens to George?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Barrie loved hard work.
Part 1) How does his life reflect this love? Why does he love hard work? How did he benefit from hard work? How was it also detrimental?
Part 2) Do you love hard work? Why or why not? How do your thoughts about work compare to those of James?
Part 3) How is hard work important to American culture? Why is it important? How does it affect us as Americans?
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
"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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