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

Andrew Birkin
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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

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

Barrie was inspired by children.

Part 1) Describe Barrie's interest in children. Why does he like children so much? How does his past influence this?

Part 2) How are these children important to his life and work? How is Barrie also important to these children? How does his relationship with children affect his relationships with adults?

Part 3) What are your feelings about children? Why? Who inspires you? Why? How do these people compare to Barrie's inspirations?

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