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. Where does Emma take Jacob to talk in Chapter 8?

2. Who decides s/he is best equipped to make a sneak attack in Chapter 10?

3. What is paradoxical to Jacob about the Home?

4. What are hollowgasts?

5. What does Jacob begin to wonder about the house in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens at dinner in Chapter 6 that causes Jacob sudden panic and how do the children react?

2. Describe the children's quest to reach the lighthouse island in Chapter 10.

3. Why does Miss Avocet say she is at the Home in Chapter 9?

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

5. What news greets Jacob and Emma when they arrive back in 1940 in Chapter 10?

6. Describe a couple of the children who Miss Peregrine introduces to Jacob in Chapter 6.

7. How do the emotions between Emma and Jacob intensify in Chapter 8?

8. How is it apparent that there may be a budding romance between Jacob and Emma in Chapter 7?

9. What internal struggle does Jacob grapple with in the beginning of Chapter 10?

10. How does Jacob's father react when Jacob returns and how do they settle their disagreement in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the elements of the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not? Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Jacob’s story serves as a Hero’s Journey on various levels and is comparable to other novels and series’ exploring similar themes. As with Jacob’s discovery of the Home, there are also echoes of other stories of so-called "special" young people being kept safe and hidden from the world.

1. Why do you think allegorical stories of a Hero's Journey often take place in alternative worlds? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think special people or people who are very different from others need protection from exploitation or attack? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Chose two of the peculiar children in this book and explain how they might be exploited in normal "real" society and why you think this would happen. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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