Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ransom Riggs
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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 is coming out of the hands of a young girl in a photograph Jacob finds?

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

3. What does Jacob sense in one room he enters in the Home?

4. Who accuses Jacob of being a wight?

5. What do the police sent to work with Jacob?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the "help" Jacob gets from Dylan and Worm in finding the site of the former children's home.

2. What does Horace reveal about a vision he has regarding the wights?

3. What book do they need to take with them and what is said about the wights and loops?

4. Describe the children's quest to reach the lighthouse island.

5. What would happen if the children leave the loop in their own time period?

6. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?

7. How is the last leg of the journey to Cairnholm accomplished, and what do they see in the waters along the way?

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

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

10. Describe Jacob's conversation with Miss Peregrine.

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

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 3

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Ransom Riggs.

2. What in Riggs's background may have helped him in writing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

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