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 is Miss Peregrine doing that is keeping tension among the children?

2. Who kidnaps Miss Peregrine and Miss Avocet?

3. What state is Jacob's father in frequently?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?

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

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

7. Describe Jacob's second monster kill.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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

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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