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. Who meets Jacob and Emma as they come back through the cairn?

2. What do Hugh and Fiona tell Jacob and Emma?

3. What room does Jacob inadvertently duck into when avoiding someone else?

4. What do Jacob and his guide do when they go in the cairn?

5. What does Emma keep trying to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What monster can enter loops and who is killed by one, and what does Emma reply when told Abe is killed by a hollowgast?

3. 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?

4. What do the children do when Jacob arrives back at the home the next day?

5. How does Jacob make his first monster kill?

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

7. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?

8. Why is Miss Peregrine angry with Jacob?

9. Why are the townspeople in Jacob's time period upset when Jacob returns that evening?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and your own live to support your opinion.

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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