Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jacob become more curious about as he gets older?
2. How does the trunk end up in the basement?
3. How do Jacob and his father get to the island?
4. According to Jacob's father, what were the monsters to which Abe refers?
5. How is Ricky described?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jacob effect the opening of the locked trunk he finds?
2. How does Emma effect her and Jacob's escape from the village people?
3. What does Horace reveal about a vision he has regarding the wights?
4. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint and what do they tell him?
5. Who are several more of the children Jacob meets?
6. How is it apparent that their may be a budding romance between Jacob and Emma?
7. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?
8. What is Jacob's dilemma?
9. What do the children do when Jacob arrives back at the home the next day?
10. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is? Explain your response.
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
In Chapter 5 one of the photos is that of a tunnel with a light coming from its mouth. This photo is particularly interesting, in that it has significant metaphoric value with a couple of possible, but related, meanings. On the one hand, a long dark tunnel is often evocative of both the human birth canal and the journey new beings take down it - from darkness into light, from what amounts to preparation into new life. Jacob is, as he moves down the tunnel here, preparing to move into a new life. Also, the "light at the end of the tunnel" is a phrase/image often used to evoke hope, or possibility, both of which Jacob is about to discover as he follows the light here. Finally, there is the evocation of death. There are several reports of individuals who, in the midst of a near-death experience, have described moving through a tunnel towards a warm light. Jacob is doing the same here, beginning the process of leaving his old life behind (i.e. dying to what he once was) and moving into a new life beyond.
1. Do you think everyone who moves into a new phase in life goes from darkness into light? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Why would shedding light on the secrets of Abe's life provide hope to Jacob? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Jacob's moving into a new life was precipitated by the death of someone he loved. Do you think all growth has to have some traumatic event to occur before growth can begin? Why or why not?
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