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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Fiona called?

3. What does Claire's long hair conceal?

4. Who cannot enter loops?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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