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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 say has recently changed?
2. What does Jacob say he will do when his grandfather calls?
3. What does Jacob discover when he arrives back at The Priest's Hole?
4. Why does Jacob think people are staring at him?
5. What do Jacob, Emma and Millard do after the cart leaves the village boundary?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint and what do they tell him?
2. What does Jacob find inside the old trunk?
3. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?
4. What motivates Jacob to run into the bog near the house?
5. Where do Ricky and Jacob find Abe and what does Abe tell Jacob?
6. What does Jacob convince his parents that he should do to help him recover from Abe's death?
7. How do Jacob's parents try to calm Jacob and what does he think of the effort?
8. What does Jacob tell his parents, the police and Ricky and what is their response?
9. How does Jacob get to his grandfather's house, and what does he see along the way?
10. Why does Jacob run out of The Priest's Hole, and who does he encounter, and what does she do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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).
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