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. For what does Jacob use his cell phone?

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

3. Where do Jacob and his father stay on the island?

4. What is coming out of the hands of a young girl in a photograph Jacob finds?

5. How do Jacob and his father get to the island?

Short Essay Questions

1. What motivates Jacob to run into the bog near the house?

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

3. Describe Jacob's conversation with Miss Peregrine.

4. How does Jacob effect the opening of the locked trunk he finds?

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

6. Why does Jacob run out of The Priest's Hole, and who does he encounter, and what does she do?

7. What does Jacob first find during the exploration of the abandoned children's home?

8. What does Jacob say about his grandfather and a special school?

9. How do Jacob and the other two get to the home and how does Emma act towards Jacob?

10. What is different about the island when Jacob emerges from the tunnel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Jacob and his father. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Emma and Miss Peregrine. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Chapter 1 contains the moment that divides Jacob's life into the Before and After to which he referred in the Prologue - the death of his grandfather, and Jacob's sighting of the face in the woods. Like most such Before and After moments, it marks the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another - in this case, what amounts to the end of Jacob's childhood and the beginning of his maturation into adulthood. It also marks the beginning of his journey into the truth, both of who his grandfather was and who Jacob actually is.

1. Why do you think it was necessary for Abe to die in order for this story to advance? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss how the death of Jacob's grandfather was an impetus for Jacob to begin maturing. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Jacob becomes almost desperate to learn the truth about his grandfather? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an important part of what makes Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jacob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Emma. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Miss Peregrine. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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