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. What happens to Jacob's grandfather as he ages?

2. Why does Jacob think people are staring at him?

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

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

5. What does Jacob's grandfather want when he calls Jacob?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where do Ricky and Jacob find Abe and what does Abe tell Jacob?

3. What does Jacob tell his parents, the police and Ricky and what is their response?

4. How does Emma effect her and Jacob's escape from the village people?

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

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

7. Describe Jacob's conversation with Martin Pagett's uncle Oggie.

8. What does Jacob watch out of the window of the house?

9. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint and what do they tell him?

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

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

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a successful novel? What about young teens?

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