Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Test | Final 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 do Emma, Jacob and some of the older children do after lunch?

2. What does Jacob say his grandfather sent Jacob to do?

3. Where does Jacob discover a box of letters and photos that pertain to Emma and Abe's relationship?

4. What is the weather like the next day after Jacob returns to his time?

5. What would happen if the children leave the Home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Miss Peregrine do to help Jacob fit in to the children's home?

2. How is it apparent that their may be a budding romance between Jacob and Emma?

3. What news do Hugh and Fiona have for Jacob and Emma when the two return to the beach?

4. How does Jacob make his first monster kill?

5. What is Jacob's dilemma?

6. What news greets Jacob and Emma when they arrive back in 1940?

7. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?

8. How does Jacob end up finding some letters from Abe to Jacob?

9. Why can't Jacob's father or Miss Peregrine help Jacob solve his dilemma?

10. Describe Jacob's second monster kill.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Who has died a physical death? Were their deaths necessary to the story? Who has died a metaphorical death? In what way was the metaphorical death occurring?

Essay Topic 2

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

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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