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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 does Jacob's father say about Abe that angers Jacob?
2. What do Jacob's parents the and police not believe?
3. Why does Jacob think people are staring at him?
4. According to Jacob's father, what were the monsters to which Abe refers?
5. Who has joined Emma when Jacob wakes from a faint?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the "help" Jacob gets from Dylan and Worm in finding the site of the former children's home.
2. How is the last leg of the journey to Cairnholm accomplished, and what do they see in the waters along the way?
3. What photographs does Abe show Jacob, and what does Jacob come to believe about Abe's stories?
4. Where is Jacob when his grandfather calls him and what does the grandfather want?
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 does Miss Peregrine say about ymbrynes?
8. What does Jacob first find during the exploration of the abandoned children's home?
9. How does Emma effect her and Jacob's escape from the village people?
10. What does Jacob convince his parents that he should do to help him recover from Abe's death?
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
It is interesting to note another similarity between Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and other narratives. In addition to its previously discussed utilization of elements of The Hero's Journey in which the Hero often finds alternative worlds as appealing as Jacob finds the Home there are also echoes of other stories of so-called "special" young people being kept safe and hidden from the world. The "Harry Potter" stories, the "X-Men" narratives, all sorts of other books explore this conceit, that the different or the unusual must be protected from being exploited, attacked, or destroyed by the "outside world," or the "normal."
1. Why do you think allegorical stories of a Hero's Journey often take place in alternative worlds? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think special people or people who are very different from others need protection from exploitation or attack? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Chose two of the peculiar children in this book and explain how they might be exploited in normal "real" society and why you think this would happen. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
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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