Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Test | Final 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 are hollowgasts?

2. About whom does Jacob ask Emma?

3. What is one question the other children ask Miss Peregrine?

4. What is Miss Peregrine's rationale for her anger?

5. What does Jacob begin to wonder about the house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Emma's reaction when she finds Jacob looking over the letters between her and Abe, and who does the confrontation make Jacob leery of Emma's advances?

2. Why is Jacob's father almost drunk when Jacob returns to The Priest's Hole of his era?

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

4. Describe a couple of the children who Miss Peregrine introduces to Jacob.

5. What strangeness does Jacob notice when he wakes the next morning?

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

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

8. How does Jacob's father react when Jacob returns and how do they settle their disagreement?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

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