Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jacob become more curious about as he gets older?
2. How does the trunk end up in the basement?
3. How do Jacob and his father get to the island?
4. According to Jacob's father, what were the monsters to which Abe refers?
5. How is Ricky described?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jacob effect the opening of the locked trunk he finds?
2. How does Emma effect her and Jacob's escape from the village people?
3. What does Horace reveal about a vision he has regarding the wights?
4. Who is with Jacob when he comes to from his faint and what do they tell him?
5. Who are several more of the children Jacob meets?
6. How is it apparent that their may be a budding romance between Jacob and Emma?
7. What do Jacob's parents do after the police artist ploy does not seem to help Jacob?
8. What is Jacob's dilemma?
9. What do the children do when Jacob arrives back at the home the next day?
10. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?
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?
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.
There are a number of interesting questions raised by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Questions that Riggs most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Riggs' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Riggs' probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Riggs and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
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