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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. Who does Jacob recognize at the house?
2. Where does Jacob's grandfather tell Jacob to go?
3. What do Jacob's father and aunt do?
4. What surprises Jacob when they finally arrive at the children's home?
5. What shocks Jacob when he is looking at some papers from the trunk?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jacob's father explain Abe's stories?
2. What does Jacob say about how his life has changed?
3. What does Jacob tell his father about his day, and what is Jacob's father's response?
4. What does Jacob first find during the exploration of the abandoned children's home?
5. Describe Jacob's conversation with Miss Peregrine.
6. How does Jacob effect the opening of the locked trunk he finds?
7. How does Emma effect her and Jacob's escape from the village people?
8. What does Miss Peregrine say about ymbrynes?
9. What does Jacob say about his grandfather and a special school?
10. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint and what do they tell him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 5 one of the photos is that of a tunnel with a light coming from its mouth. This photo is particularly interesting, in that it has significant metaphoric value with a couple of possible, but related, meanings. On the one hand, a long dark tunnel is often evocative of both the human birth canal and the journey new beings take down it - from darkness into light, from what amounts to preparation into new life. Jacob is, as he moves down the tunnel here, preparing to move into a new life. Also, the "light at the end of the tunnel" is a phrase/image often used to evoke hope, or possibility, both of which Jacob is about to discover as he follows the light here. Finally, there is the evocation of death. There are several reports of individuals who, in the midst of a near-death experience, have described moving through a tunnel towards a warm light. Jacob is doing the same here, beginning the process of leaving his old life behind (i.e. dying to what he once was) and moving into a new life beyond.
1. Do you think everyone who moves into a new phase in life goes from darkness into light? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Why would shedding light on the secrets of Abe's life provide hope to Jacob? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Jacob's moving into a new life was precipitated by the death of someone he loved. Do you think all growth has to have some traumatic event to occur before growth can begin? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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