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 state is Jacob's father in frequently?

2. What time do Jacob and the children go to when the bomb explodes?

3. How does Miss Peregrine react to the news about the murder?

4. Who observes Golan from a hiding place?

5. What does Jacob realize about the murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Jacob's second monster kill.

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

3. Why do Jacob and Emma run desperately down the steps of the lighthouse and what do they see when they get outside?

4. What does Jacob realize is true about his "peculiarity"?

5. What is wrong with Victor and what does his sister want Enoch to do about it?

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

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

8. Describe the children's quest to reach the lighthouse island.

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

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

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

Characters are an important part of what makes Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jacob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Emma. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Miss Peregrine. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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