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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. What do Jacob, Emma and Millard do after the cart leaves the village boundary?
2. How does Emma create a distraction in The Priest's Hole?
3. Where does Jacob's grandfather tell Jacob to go?
4. What does Jacob notice about one of his grandfather's neighbors?
5. What does Miss Peregrine reveal to Jacob?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the "help" Jacob gets from Dylan and Worm in finding the site of the former children's home.
2. What does Jacob say about how his elderly grandfather has deteriorated?
3. How do Jacob's parents try to calm Jacob and what does he think of the effort?
4. What does Jacob tell his father about his day, and what is Jacob's father's response?
5. How does Jacob get to his grandfather's house, and what does he see along the way?
6. Where do Ricky and Jacob find Abe and what does Abe tell Jacob?
7. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?
8. What is different about the island when Jacob emerges from the tunnel?
9. What does Jacob say about his grandfather and a special school?
10. What does Jacob tell his parents, the police and Ricky and what is their response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Riggs chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Riggs chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Riggs's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Riggs use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 2
1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?
2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.
3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and your own live to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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