Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the year on the calendar in the hut where Jacob is taken in Chapter 5?

2. What does Jacob become more curious about as he gets older?

3. What shocks Jacob when he is looking at some papers from the trunk in Chapter 5?

4. What is something Uncle Oggie tells Jacob about the Home?

5. Who is Dr. Golan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Emma do to ensure Jacob's escape from the village people in Chapter 5?

2. Why does Jacob run out of the Priest's Hole in Chapter 5? Who does he encounter, and what does she do?

3. How is the last leg of the journey to Cairnholm accomplished, and what do Jacob and his father see in the waters along the way?

4. Describe Jacob's conversation with Martin Pagett's Uncle Oggie.

5. What motivates Jacob to run into the bog near the house in Chapter 5?

6. Where do Ricky and Jacob find Abe and what does Abe tell Jacob?

7. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint in Chapter 5 and what do they tell him?

8. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?

9. What does Miss Peregrine say about ymbrynes?

10. What does Jacob say about his grandfather and a special school in the Prologue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters of a story serve as its backbone. Characters can be protagonists, antagonists, foils, or anti-heroes. Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which three secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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