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

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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. Charles Frohman was expected to arrive in London in May, but Barrie convinced him to sail earlier. Why?

2. Chapter 13 begins with the discovery of what?

3. Was the specialists' prognosis good?

4. Now that Nico and Michael were both studying at Eton, Barrie spent his time developing a one-act play, titled _______________.

5. When Jack was transferred to Portsmouth, Gerrie stayed at Adelphi Terrace with Barrie. How did Gerrie and Barrie feel about this?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was one of the few things Mary Hodgson and Barrie had in common?

2. How did Barrie surprise the Davies after the summer of 1908?

3. Was the 25 miles Arthur put between Barrie and Egerton House enough? Why or why not?

4. How does Arthur become ill?

5. How did Arthur die?

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

7. How did Frohman's agreement to change his travel plans prove to be fatal?

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

9. How does Chapter 14 begin?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Barrie marries Mary Ansell.

Part 1) Describe Mary. How does Barrie fall in love with her? Describe their relationship. Are you surprised by their relationship? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does their relationship come to an end? Are you surprised by this? Why or why not? Afterward, what does Barrie think of Mary? What does this reveal about him?

Part 3) Barrie became very close to Sylvia Davies. Do you believe they were in love? Why or why not?

Part 4) What did Barrie think of himself, in regard to women? Why? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? How do Barrie's relationships with women compare to your own interests in others?

Essay Topic 2

James graduated from Edinburgh University.

Part 1) Describe his experiences at Edinburgh. Why did he attend college? How does this reinforce his role in the family? How does this personally affect him?

Part 2) How was his college experience positive? To what did it lead? Could he have done all he did without his college degree? Why or why not?

Part 3) Is higher learning important to you? Why or why not? How might your life be without a college degree? How might this compare to your life with a college degree? What might be the reasons for these differences?

Essay Topic 3

Barrie grieves over the deaths of many friends and family members throughout his life.

Part 1) How do these deaths affect Barrie? What deaths are the most significant? Why? How do they influence Barrie's thoughts and actions?

Part 2) How are the ideas of growing old and dying significant in Barrie's work? Why are these aspects of life so important?

Part 3) What are your thoughts about growing old and dying? Is death so important in our culture today? Why or why not?

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