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. Where does Jacob search after his first search?

2. What is an ymbryne?

3. What has changed since Jacob went in the tunnel?

4. Who has joined Emma when Jacob wakes from a faint?

5. How old is Jacob when a terrible thing changes his life forever?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jacob watch out of the window of the house?

2. What does Miss Peregrine say about ymbrynes?

3. What does Jacob tell his parents, the police and Ricky and what is their response?

4. What photographs does Abe show Jacob, and what does Jacob come to believe about Abe's stories?

5. How does Jacob get to his grandfather's house, and what does he see along the way?

6. What does Jacob tell his father about his day, and what is Jacob's father's response?

7. What does Jacob find inside the old trunk?

8. What does Jacob say about how his elderly grandfather has deteriorated?

9. What does Jacob convince his parents that he should do to help him recover from Abe's death?

10. Describe Jacob's conversation with Miss Peregrine.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

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